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2 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
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.
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6 hrs ago | Patch.com
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.
8 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
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.
18 hrs ago | In El Dorado County
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.
After Bahlbi Gebrekristos woke up and noticed his hands had turned white from the cold, he made a point of getting into a local shelter for the night.
Deputies said they found a shotgun and drug paraphernalia at a convicted felon's home in Santa Cruz on Saturday.
New Bohemia Brewing Co. hopes to open in the Feldner Project, a two-story building with glass walls at 1030 41st Ave., next fall.
* UCSC and Shakespeare Play On are working hard to identify, address and finalize details relating to Shakespeare Play On's production of a 2014 season in the Glen under the Shakespeare Santa Cruz name.
After Thanksgiving, we urged Santa Cruz County residents to buy locally, and in doing so support local merchants, provide local jobs and help ensure the community reaps the benefit in terms of tax dollars.
The business model is simple yet stark: Forward fund the 2014 season between now and January 15, 2014 so that your favorite actors and directors can be hired, and future revenues can fund 2015.
The body of a man was found in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a three-story home on the 9700 block of Monroe Avenue on Saturday morning, officials with Aptos/La Selva Fire said.
The Santa Cruz branch of the American Association of University Women plans its annual holiday luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Seascape Golf Course, 610 Clubhouse Drive.