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Watsonville Police holding DUI checkpoints
Over the past three years, Watsonville Police have investigated 149 DUI collisions, one person was killed and 24 others hurt.
Scotts Valley man sentenced to prison for fatal DUI crash
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - UPDATE: 8/14/2018 9:37 a.m. A Scotts Valley man was sentenced to six years in prison for crashing his car under the influence of drugs and alcohol, killing his passenger.
Man badly hurt in car fire
A man suffered serious burns early Tuesday morning when the car he was in caught fire while parked between 17 Gardner Ave. and Auto Zone on Freedom Boulevard. The fire was initially reported just after 3 a.m. The BMW 325i was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. Watsonville Fire Division
Man who caused fatal crash during Santa Cruz surf trip sentenced
His passenger, Hannah Milkowski, 26, of Arizona, died from injuries she suffered in the collision. Milkowski had traveled from Arizona to Surf City in the summer of 2017 to visit Kristofor Benson and learn how to surf.
Grounded fishing boat spills 200 gallons of diesel fuel into ocean near Santa Cruz
Grounded fishing boat spills 200 gallons of diesel fuel into ocean near Santa CruzSANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A grounded fishing boat in Santa Cruz spilled nearly 200 gallons of diesel fuel into the ocean.According to the Office of Spill Prevention and Response(OSPR), the 56-foot boat was stuck between roc
Northbound 101 near Gilroy at a stand-still following fatal crash
GILROY, Calif. - A fatal crash on Highway 101 has shutdown northbound traffic near Gilroy.An SUV and a white Warehouse Direct Flooring Company van collided near highway 25 around 8 a.m. Monday.Traffic heading north is at a stand still. The California Highway Patrol is diverting all traffic before th
Shipwreck remnants stuck on popular Santa Cruz beach
The boat, the 56-foot "Pacific Quest," grounded on the rocks at Natural Bridges State Beach about 2 a.m. Sunday. Its fuel line was ruptured by the surf, and it was battered to pieces by the crashing waves.
Residents complain of lingering smell in Hollister
"It was really just like, bleh. Kind of like garbage, like burning garbage," a Hollister resident said.
Multiple grass fires along Highway 101 in Salinas
Highway 101 fireSOURCE: Kami LymanSALINAS, Calif. —A brush fire caused some lanes of Highway 101 in Salinas to be closed during Tuesday evening's rush-hour commute.Multiple small fires ignited along the highway near the Laurel Road exit around 5:15 p.m.AdvertisementWitnesses said the blaze appeared
Fires slowing Hwy 101 traffic in Salinas
The fires, reported at about 5:15 p.m. along the right shoulder, sometimes rose several feet high, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Ex-Monterey County CHP officer convicted of rape
Jacob Mark Duenas, 37, was fired from his CHP job in Salinas after he pleaded no contest to molesting two girls, ages 13 and 14, in 2008. He was a CHP officer at the time of the abuse.
Bike Pump Track breaks ground in Watsonville
WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Come this fall, bikers will have a new place to ride in Santa Cruz County.
7-Eleven giving away free Slurpees
Starting Monday (8/13), the convenience store is offering a two-for-one deal on Slurpee’s. If you purchase one, the second Slurpee is free in the flavor of your choice.
Santa Cruz city-run homeless camp may extend past August
If you goWhat: Santa Cruz City Council meeting.When: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday.Where: Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St.At issue: Update on city’s interim homeless camp plans.
Suspected burglar, gang member caught with guns and drugs, Salinas police say
Chris Verduzco, 31, faces burglary, gun and drug charges after his arrest during a traffic stop near the intersection of West Rossi and Powell streets, Salinas police said in a social media post at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday.
Freshmen Focus: Watsonville High School welcomes incoming freshmen
Lucy, meanwhile, hopes to go to college while helping her parents out with their needs. Her thoughts also lean to finding a place to live after high school or college as she is "always looking ahead to the future."
Slightly Cooler Temperatures: Watsonville Weather Forecast
WATSONVILLE, CA — Planning your week?
Wanted parolee arrested by Salinas Police
SALINAS, Calif. - There was a sizable official and law enforcement presence in the area of San Juan Grade Road and Penzance Street, Sunday night. The Salinas Police Department says they arrested a man who is a wanted parolee.
3,000 pounds of marijuana seized, drug lab dismantled in Aptos
APTOS, Calif. (BCN)- Authorities seized a large amount of marijuana and dismantled a potentially hazardous drug lab located in a woodsy residential area of Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.
Burglary suspect arrested in Salinas
SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas Police arrested the suspect in an April burglary, Saturday evening. Chris Verduzco, 31, was wanted for a burglary at a storage facility.