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4 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Firefighters helped spread some holiday cheer Thursday by choosing gifts for Santa Cruz County children in Toys For Tots' annual gift drive.
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4 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz County looks to be a shoo-in for a $24.6 million state grant to overhaul an underutilized minimum security facility at the Rountree Detention Center into a campus to help inmates lead more productive lives on the outside.
5 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Four canine siblings were surrendered to the Shelter, having been raised in a household of seven dogs.
Santa Cruz County showed off its new $14.5 million behavioral health center on Wednesday, giving local health officials and politicians a tour of a dormitory-style treatment center meant to be a place of comfort for those suffering through serious mental health issues.
Search and rescue divers searched around Seacliff State Beach on Wednesday morning as a part of a tip they received in the search for missing 17-year-old Aptos teen, Nathan Phillips.
A Santa Cruz County Superior judge Wednesday set an April 4 trial date for a Live Oak foster parent charged with child molestation.
The Homeless Garden Project Holiday Store is open through Dec. 24. The store offers unique and affordable gifts many crafted by the project's trainees, as well as local artists.
Dec. 11--SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday pushed commercial pot grows out from the urban landscape, making the county the latest to issue rules governing the murky area of medical marijuana production.
The Federal Housing Administration has announced it will suspend its emergency loan limit, reducing the maximum home loan amount from $729,750 to $625,500 in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties starting Jan. 1. This is an appropriate step as the housing market recovers, Housing commissioner Carol Galante said Friday.
Wernick's duties included commanding incidents, training and representing South Skyline Fire and Rescue Company 29, working out of the Las Cumbres and Saratoga Gap stations off Highway 35 in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The number of teens booked into Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall has fallen by almost half in a decade to 562 while young folks arrested with weapons has jumped significantly since 2006, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Way and county Criminal Justice Council.
Let's say you get into an accident and an ambulance arrives to take you to the hospital.
In 1900, at age 10, Nick Borina left behind his family in Croatia to come to the U.S. accompanied only by neighbors from the poverty-stricken village of Osojnik.
The California League of High Schools has awarded Deb Tracy, Medical Pathway teacher and coordinator, with its "Educator of the Year" award.
California Rural Legal Assistance, UC Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of Law are launching a project in early January aimed at taking a "snapshot" of Santa Cruz County's low-wage workers.
Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies were working Monday to confirm the identity of a person whose badly burned body was found inside an Aptos home that caught fire near state Highway 1 early Saturday morning, according to a deputy.