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One of the largest quakes to hit California in decades -- a magnitude-6.8 temblor that started with a thud and kept the earth rolling for about half a minute -- rattled nerves last week.
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Pillow came to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter when another shelter dealing with very limited resources asked for help.
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Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner Phil Wowak announced last week that he will not seek re-election for a second 4-year term at the elected post.
A surveillance image shows a man who stole a bike and tried to steal a woman's purse on Soquel Avenue on March 6, according to Santa Cruz police.
In last Thursday's Street Smarts column about free parking and charging of the batteries of electric vehicles, Parking Program Manager Marlin Granlund said electricity cost are also subsidized as only a public utility can charge for power usage.
The dangers of prescription drug abuse and addiction, and the pain it causes families, was made shockingly clear Monday night at a community town hall forum held at Aptos High School.
Though Veva Virgil experienced bouts of panic attacks and paranoia in the year leading up to her daughter's death, the symptoms were relatively mild, a nurse practitioner testified Tuesday.
A 21-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he crashed in Aptos at 11:30 p.m. Monday.
It's hard to explain why a majority of area residents buying health insurance through Covered California chose the Anthem plan when the plan does not cover doctors with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the largest medical group in Santa Cruz County with 175 full-time physicians.
The Monterey County Herald's Monterey office building has been sold to the University Corp. of Cal State Monterey Bay.
No one will ever mistake Santa Cruz County as a jobs mecca, but the news from the state Employment Development Department showed a higher percentage of local people working locally, compared to previous years.
Republican Mark Starritt has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge incumbent Democrat Luis Alejo in the 30th Assembly District, which includes Watsonville and parts of Santa Clara, San Benito and Monterey counties.
The Seacliff Improvement Association will host its first-quarter membership meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 at The Mediterranean, located at 265 Center Ave., Aptos.
Nearly 6,000 dogs and cats end up at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter each year, and close to half come from Watsonville and the surrounding area.
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing California man who has a serious medical condition and who might be in the Portland area, according to the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit.