From the empty space where the two-story barn Tony Mellor called home once stood on Grizzly Oaks Lane, the eye roams across Larkin Valley to the hills to the east, sweeping from the golden summit of Loma Prieta to the dark pyramid of Fremont Peak.
It was in that year, in that city, where the Civil Rights Movement experienced a flashpoint moment in the nation's consciousness.
The alleged killer of Santa Cruz shop owner Shannon Collins has been deemed mentally competent and will face a preliminary hearing in August, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Preparing Pinot Noir vines in the hills above Saratoga for the 2012 vintage, which was far more moderate than cold 2011.
Move over, Man of Steel. There's a new superhero in the city. Miya Ando is disarmingly petite; wears all black, goggles, and steel-toed boots; and spends seven days a week sawing, sanding, lacquering, and dunking metals in acid.
Eighty kids were about to run across the sand barefoot at Blacks Beach for their first day of junior lifeguards Monday when one kid found a drug needle.
For many who read food blogs and magazines, the exercise is one of frustration as much as inspiration.
Despite some successes, predicting cancer outcomes based on the molecular signatures in cancer cells remains a major challenge.
The voice of Deanna Brooks, a 70-year-old Santa Cruz antiques dealer, came to her younger son in a dream last week.
It hardly matters that Joe Sib currently lives in Los Angeles, where he has long run the popular SideOneDummy Records with his partner, Bill Armstrong.
Nephi Selu, from Santa Cruz, California, was playing in the backyard of his grandparents' home yesterday when the dog bit him on the top of his head, police said.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif- Walkers, runners, bicyclers and more have a new course to measure their exercise and it has stunning views of the Monterey Bay, says the City of Santa Cruz.
A line of Twin Lakes Christian School first-graders climb on the Larry Foster's female Grey Whale sculpture during a visit to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History on East Cliff Drive.
ROUND AND ROUND THEY GO Know what? Roundabouts work. Just ask anyone who uses the intersection in the Santa Cruz beach area that was converted to a roundabout -- traffic, long clogged and dangerous in the old configuration, has become much smoother.
The locations are on the 200 block of California Street, the 300 block of Continental Street, and the 300 block of Dufour Street.
Lowe's, which retreated in 2005 after Santa Cruz residents opposed a Westside location, is considering acquiring Orchard Supply Hardware's stores in Capitola and Watsonville in the wake of OSH filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.