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Tenaya Greeninger, 14, stands overlooking Seacliff Beach in Aptos on Monday afternoon.
There's something of an incongruity with raising taxes in a city where unemployment is high and incomes relatively low.
Where can you find the sweet sound of crashing waves, beautiful sandy beaches, tons of candy filled eggs and the Easter Bunny? The Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach, of course! Bring the kids out for a memorable time and some great photo opportunities on April 19. The Easter Bunny will be there and children 12 and younger can hunt for ... (more)
Santa Cruz County Employees Credit Union has taken the first steps to merge into Bay Federal Credit Union, pending regulatory approval and a vote by Santa Cruz County Employees Credit Union's 2,590 members.
Two homes were burglarized in the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mountains on Friday, and Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies this week described a man suspected in the heists.
Chad Mitcham peers around the courtroom Tuesday when 19 charges were upheld against him including assault and burglary dating from New Year's Day when he broke into a neighbor's coach at Blue Pacific Mobile Home Park of Aptos.
A shopper loads up her car trunk with her plastic-bagged groceries from Nob Hill Foods in Scotts Valley where the City Council will debate whether to ban single-use plastic bags.
Michelle Rachleff, left, and her mentee, Claire Howell, are neighbors who got to know each other through the Big Sister, Little Sister program.
Hit >> Getting more people out on the San Lorenzo River can only boost efforts to protect it, which is why events like Saturday's recreational paddle are critical.
Move To Amend Santa Cruz , activists seeking a constitutional amendment to upseat powerful, wealthy corporate influence, is presenting today to the Santa Cruz County Elections Office the signatures needed to qualify its cause for a November ballot measure.
Watsonville >> Watsonville's overall crime rate continued a five-year decline in 2013, with the lowest reported crimes per capita since 2004, according to a report released Monday by police.
Andrew Nolten, a 29-year-old from Campbell, was identified as the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek on Sunday, according to the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Unit.
Sheriff Phil Wowak and Rep. Sam Farr get a look at the crime lab from Forensic Service Supervisor Lauren Zephro while touring the new Public Safety Center in Live Oak Monday.
As construction begins to wind down on the $1 million widening project along Soquel Avenue at Park Way, crews Tuesday will remove the old traffic signals so that new ones can be installed.
We all know strawberries are big along the Central Coast; they jostle back and forth with lettuce as being the No.