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Scammers posing as Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, demanding money
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. — The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about scam phone calls that are making the rounds. The Sheriff's Office says they have gotten an influx in reports of scammers calling individuals claiming to work for the Sheriff's Office. The scammer tells...
Suspect Under Influence of Drugs Identified in Santa Cruz Harbor Crash Involving Pedestrians
In a shocking incident at Santa Cruz Harbor, a driver under the influence of drugs crashed into two pedestrians. Identified as 61-year-old Barry Belcher, the suspect was found with fentanyl and prescription drugs in his car. Both victims are now in stable condition.
A Gastronomic Sunrise: 5 Must-Try Breakfast and Brunch Destinations in Santa Cruz
In this article, we explore five delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Santa Cruz. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Neighbors react to house fire that killed two pets in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION-TV): Two pets died in a house fire this past weekend in Santa Cruz. KION's Nataly Gutierrez is checking to see if the family wants to talk and with Santa Cruz fire. The post Neighbors react to house fire that killed two pets in Santa Cruz appeared first on KION546.
42-year-old Calif. Italian restaurant closes permanently
The downtown Santa Cruz restaurant served dishes like cioppino and lasagna.
Santa Cruz City Council delays vote on installing license plate readers over privacy concerns
The Santa Cruz City Council couldn't make up its mind Tuesday on whether to allow the police department to pursue a grant for automated license plate readers, which would take photos of all license plates that enter the city and drive on its main roads. The police department sees license plate readers as a useful tool; many in the community see them as an invasive, dystopian technology.
One of Santa Cruz County's largest water sources is 'critically overdrafted'; fixes are on the way
More than 50,000 Santa Cruz County residents rely on the Mid-County Groundwater Basin, a water source the state of California has deemed "critically overdrafted" for nearly a decade. Now, two projects seek to help "drought-proof" the basin's water supply while reckoning with a newly unpredictable climate pattern — including an effort that aims to turn recycled wastewater into water that's safe to drink.
CA santa cruz's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around santa cruz.
Highway closed for nearly 2 months to reopen in Santa Cruz Mountains
Calif. — A highway that has been closed for nearly two months in the Santa Cruz Mountains is scheduled to reopen. Highway 35 near Bear Creek Road will be reopened under one-way reversing traffic control. The roadway will be reopened at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. This...
Candy Lovers' Paradise: 5 Santa Cruz Stores Worth Every Bite
In this article, we're exploring five delightful candy stores located in Santa Cruz. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these sweet spots yet? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Savor the Flavors of Brazil: Top 3 Brazilian Restaurants in Santa Cruz
This piece presents a trio of Brazilian restaurants located in Santa Cruz. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Tuesday Evening Weather Forecast: Rain Showers Expected Across Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties
Get the latest update on Tuesday's evening forecast. Learn about the incoming precipitation, its impact on various regions including Santa Cruz County and Monterey, and how it might affect your morning commute. Also, get a recap of today's seasonable temperatures.
This week in Santa Cruz County business: County's digital wallet, downtown housing, Deloitte Fast 500
In her weekly roundup of news and notes from the Santa Cruz County business community, Jessica M. Pasko digs into the county's new plans to employ digital technology secured by the blockchain to allow residents to buy RV permits through their phones, statewide efforts to curb retail theft and the latest local business openings and closings.
Chuck Prophet & All-Star Band Deliver Impressive Basement Tapes Live Tribute In Santa Cruz
Tribute bands are a dime a dozen. Anyone with a certain amount of skill can play someone else’s songs satisfactorily but to elevate the experience above the norm requires musicians who can move around inside another’s skin and fully inhabit the music. Only then does a seance become shindig where joyful celebration of the original is married to fresh hands and fresh ideas.
Cannabis burglaries are increasing in Santa Cruz County: Law enforcement must pay more attention to these crimes
The city and county of Santa Cruz have faced a string of 11 burglaries at cannabis facilities this year. The author — a licensed cannabis business owner — thinks the police and sheriff's office need to work harder to make arrests. "We aren't looking for special treatment. Legal cannabis is a relatively new industry and it is appropriate to have a certain level of oversight and regulation," he writes. "But we do want the community and law enforcement to take us seriously when our businesses are being targeted by groups of armed and dangerous criminals who appear to be acting with impunity."
Video: Get in the Santa Cruz van and skate the Pacific Northwest
The Santa Cruz team is never not working, and why not hit the road from NorCal up to the tree-lined spots of the PNW in search of new spots and black bear sightings? See how this stacked squad got down recently in this new tour video. "Grab a seat in the van, get some snacks ready and hang ...
Café Mare Changes Hands, Familiar Faces Return
November 26, 2023 – Let’s set the record straight. Chef Jean Pierre Iuliano—who has helmed Café Mare for nearly 22 years—served his last meal there on Sunday, November 26. It was a festive occasion, and marked both the end of his career in the Santa Cruz culinary scene, and the beginning of a new chapter in his life.
County tests digital wallet for RV permits, secured by blockchain
Santa Cruz County is partnering with a Southern California app developer to offer residents the ability to apply for RV permits through a mobile app that uses blockchain technology for secure transactions. San Diego-based HUMBL is developing the digital wallet program at no cost to the county, which says the company won't have access to residents' financial information. Building permits, registering bicycles and reserving spots at county parks are other possible future uses.
Transforming lives, one smile at a time: Support equitable dental care in Santa Cruz County
Think going to the dentist is scary? Imagine not being able to. Take the story of Nancy White, a 68-year-old Santa Cruz resident facing a dire dental predicament due to financial constraints and the lack of dental insurance.* Unfortunately, her story isn’t uncommon. Many people from low-resourced families defer dental care—the cost is simply too prohibitive. This all changed when Nancy found her way to Dientes Community Dental Care.
Cougars football falls to mighty Soquel in CCS finals
With the season just a few months away, longtime Christopher High football coach Tim Pierleoni departed in June 2021. School officials had to convince a reluctant Darren Yafai to jump onboard. The experienced skipper agreed to help out and the decision turned into a spectacular three-year run to the top...