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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- One month after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead, high school students in Santa Cruz will walk out of class as ... So far, students from the Pacific Collegiate School, a charter school in Santa Cruz, have registered for the event.
Home Depot; Terminix; The Salvation Army are all hiring. Even more jobs at the Patch jobs board, and post your own local job! By Autumn Johnson, Patch National Staff | Mar 13, 2018 9:05 am ET. 0. 12 New Jobs In Santa Cruz And Nearby. The job listings in this week's employment postings are chock-full ...

SACRAMENTO >> As California lawmakers wrestle over how to spend -- or save -- an estimated $6.1 billion budget surplus, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is pushing to spend some of the money on the state's prized university systems, averting tuition increases. The proposal unveiled Monday would ...
California's water conservation habits, refined and improved over five years of drought, are quickly evaporating. ... 12.2 percent over the same period, San Jose Water Company customers cut 9.6 percent, East Bay Municipal Utility District customers cut by 5.3 percent, and Santa Cruz cut by 15.7 percent.
Arguably the most radical in a series of legislative fixes for California's crippling housing crisis, Senate Bill 827 has the potential to reshape neighborhoods up and down the state, from Berkeley to Los Angeles, by overriding single-family zoning and superceding limits on new housing near public ...
snowboarder Tyler Zamora of Santa Cruz said in celebration, glazed in white snow after a thrilling ride. After a near-record dry February, the powerful storm that barreled into the Golden State also delivered a soaking -- and harried commutes -- to the Bay Area, as San Francisco saw more precipitation in ...

BOULDER CREEK, CA -- Two adult mountain lions were caught on camera wrestling on the back porch of Boulder Creek home this week. Resident Ben Slaughter woke up and discovered the feisty felines outside his bedroom window after hearing the big cats scuffling and playing with each other.
The Bay Area and California job markets boomed in January, a hiring surge that improved the statewide jobless rate to its lowest level on record, state labor officials reported Wednesday. Santa Cruz County had a stronger job market in 2017 than first calculated. And in January, Santa Cruz County added ...
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History will feature "California Hydroscapes" as the focus of its Naturalist Night from 7-8:30 p.m. March 15 at the museum, 1305 E. Cliff Drive. California Environmental Protection Agency Geologist John Karachewski will discuss groundwater, water resources and other ...
Amid heightened attention to gun access since the high school shooting massacre in Florida, three California lawmakers announced a bill this week that ... Since then, Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., introduced a bill that would raise the minimum age for buying military-style ...
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said the Aptos man tried to hit the deputy after threatening him and throwing water at him. ... SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- A Santa Cruz County Main Jail correctional deputy was assaulted Tuesday night by an inmate, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's ...
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A home burns during the Creek Fire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles in December 2017. California fire chiefs say that reinforcements were too slow to arrive in last year's ferocious firestorms and asked state lawmakers, Tuesday for $100 million to call in extra firefighters and dispatchers when ...
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- State funding has enabled the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office to acquire a vehicle for a mobile substation, ... Recently, the sheriff's office was awarded financing from the California State Homeland Security Grant Program to purchase a Dodge Ram Promaster Van, ...
Two people and a dog were rescued from a truck that nearly plunged down an embankment in the Santa Cruz Mountains early Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle crash was reported around 3 a.m. near the intersection of Soquel San Jose Road and Miller Cut Off Road, ...
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- A 16-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting in unincorporated Santa Cruz on Monday night, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. The shooting was reported on Soquel Drive near Chanticleer Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. The boy was walking ...
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Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention Saturday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis ... SAN DIEGO >> The California Democratic party declined to make an endorsement in this year's U.S. Senate race early Sunday morning, snubbing Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her ...
As California suffers through another dry winter, increasing fears that drought conditions may be returning, the state's residents are dropping .... Contra Costa Water District cut by 19.2 percent, Santa Cruz by 19.5 percent, Palo Alto by 12.2 percent, San Francisco by 9 percent, Marin Municipal Water District ...
Santa Cruz, CA -- Santa Cruz County sheriff's officials said Friday that they are seeking the public's help in identifying a group of thieves who robbed a toy store. On Friday afternoon, sheriff's officials released surveillance video that shows thieves engaged in a recent theft at a toys R Us store.
Santa Cruz, CA -- A man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times Saturday evening in Santa Cruz, police said. Officers responded at 6:45 p.m. to the 300 block of La Fonda Avenue where police were told several gunshots were heard. Police said that when officers arrived they learned that a ...
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out Saturday in cities across the Bay Area for a series of women's Marches as part of a grassroots political movement to get more women into political office. The Women's Marches began in January 2017 in the wake of the ...
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies teamed up with agents from the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms for a two-day operation on Tuesday and Wednesday to recover guns owned by individuals who are prohibited from possessing them, ...
There's a new list out from Nat Geo Traveler -- and Santa Cruz is one of two California cities on it. By Maggie Avants, Patch Staff ... Santa Cruz, CA -- Bay Area, you don't have to travel far to visit at least one destination on National Geographic Traveler magazine's newest list. Santa Cruz, the coastal ...
Gabriela Cruz is a DACA recipient who's been in the country since she was 1 year old and now lives in Santa Cruz. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area ... Trump's actions have dramatically reshaped California politics, pitting state leaders against the federal government in a way that's nearly unprecedented. California's ...
ICE director Thomas Homan recently told Fox News that the agency will significantly increase enforcement across the state and warned California to "hold on tight." And a report by the San Francisco Chronicle this week said ICE is planning raids targeting Northern California cities, with the goal of arresting ...
flu-related deaths in California are higher than usual so far this season and most victims were not vaccinated, state health officials said Tuesday in urging ... including six in Contra Costa County; five in Santa Clara County; two each in San Benito, Monterey and Solano counties; and one each in Santa Cruz ...
SACRAMENTO >> A plot to skirt the new $10,000 federal tax cap on state and local tax deductions has Californians captivated, but tax experts are still debating an open question: Will it actually work? Dueling papers released in recent days by tax scholars and law professors debate the soundness of a ...
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- Preliminary autopsy results reveal that a woman found dead in her Santa Cruz native son's vehicle on New Year's Day in South Dakota died from blunt force trauma to her head and hemorrhage anterior neck musculature, according to the state attorney general.
UC Santa Cruz students scurry to classes under a steady rainfall Monday morning, the first day of UCSC's winter quarter. ... Before this week's storm, Southern California had barely received a drop of rain since last February, creating prime conditions for December's Thomas fire, the state's largest in ...
A fire truck drives through the wildfire damaged Coffey Park neighborhood as rain water pools where a home once stood, Monday in Santa Rosa Storms brought rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities in devastated northern wine country and authorities ...
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces that California student test scores in English and math have risen in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress online tests during a news conference held at San Leandro on Aug. 24, 2016.
Santa Cruz, CA -- A pedestrian died after being hit by a car in Santa Cruz in the vicinity of state Highway 1 and River Street Friday night, police said today. Around 10:28 p.m., officers responded to the intersection and found a man lying in the road. The man, later determined to be a 29-year-old from ...
SACRAMENTO >> The state's housing crisis is back on the agenda as California lawmakers return to work after a months-long recess. Proposals floated in the first week of the year would bring major changes to laws governing property taxes, rent control and local zoning rules. Senate Democrats have also ...
Santa Cruz Master Recycler Program Will Certify 'Champions'. Over six sessions from Feb. 6 to March 13 participants will train to become "Master Recyclers" in areas related to waste reduction and recyc. By News Desk, News Partner | Jan 8, 2018 11:00 am ET | Updated Jan 8, 2018 12:00 pm ET ...
San Diego was struck by a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak in its homeless encampments last fall that killed 20 people, according to the California Department of public health. Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Cruz also have had cases, including one death in Santa Cruz. "homelessness is not just an issue.
The West Coast's population of California sea lions -- the playful marine animals that delight tourists on the Santa Cruz waterfront and San Francisco's ... In a study released Wednesday, federal biologists say strict environmental laws to protect marine mammals have worked so well that California sea lions ...
The ocean spray shoots above the cliffs along the McWay Waterfall Trail at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur on . The Trump Administration Thursday proposed allowing new offshore oil drilling in most of America's coastal areas, including northern, southern and central California areas such as ...
SANTA CRUZ >> A California woman's body was found in the back of Honda CRV registered to a woman in Santa Cruz and driven by a 30-year-old Santa Cruz man who fled authorities New Year's Day in South Dakota, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. Tosten David Walsh-Lommen ...
SANTA CRUZ , CA - A fire that started in a parking lot at the University of California at Santa Cruz Saturday morning spread to a building, and fire crews quickly put it out, fire officials said. The Santa Cruz Fire Department responded at about 11 a.m. to a report of black smoke in the area of 520 ...
There might still be screaming going on inside Disney California Adventure, but it won't be coming from the iconic California Screamin' roller coaster, which is being shut down for a makeover into a new attraction called "The Incredicoaster." Its last day of operation will be Jan. 7, when it will close along with ...
In fact, a common criticism of California's early climate-change approach was that the poor and working class were paying more to subsidize the electric vehicles and solar panels of the wealthy -- "and there was some truth to that," said Ethan Elkind, a UC Berkeley law professor who directs the school's ...
From County of Santa Cruz: The homeless Services Center, the Santa Cruz County Homeless Persons Health Project and Encompass Community Services' River Street Shelter invite members of the public and local media to the 19th annual Homeless Memorial, honoring members of the local homeless ...
Swastika Found at UC Santa Cruz Prompts Campus to 'Take a Stand Against Hate' ... A swastika found on the University of California, Santa Cruz has the campus taking new steps to stop the hate. ... "We recognize how disturbing it is," said Scott Hernandez, UC Santa Cruz director of media relations.
The man was found lying in the middle of the roadway in the 100 block of Encinal Street around 7:30 a.m., police said. By California Patch, Patch Staff | Dec 14, 2017 10:36 pm ET. 0. Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Santa Cruz Hit-And-Run. Santa Cruz, CA -- A man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Cruz ...
On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for the Bay Area down to Monterey County through Sunday morning. Wind gusts up to 50 mph, warm temperatures and low humidity will increase fire risk, particularly in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Diablo Range, East Bay hills and Big ...
All month we'll be offering suggestions of wines that pair well with holiday foods and fall entertaining. Versatile pinot noir, hearty zinfandel and creamy chardonnay complement the table. This week focuses on chardonnay. Chardonnay, with its many faces from bright and tropical to rich and creamy, pairs ...
Ken Pimlott, chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said authorities were prepared for destruction on the level of 2003 and 2007 firestorms in Southern California and possibly those in Northern California that killed 44 people and destroyed nearly 9,000 homes and buildings in ...
Santa Cruz, CA -- A water main break in Santa Cruz has affected water service to the county jail and county government building and closed eastbound Water Street between Ocean and River streets this afternoon, according to police. police said Santa Cruz county officials are working to make sure the ...
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