A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is “a patriot” who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said.
Authorities say they rescued a man who fell 200 feet down a seaside cliff in Central California, sustaining injuries.
Enraged driver forced bus off a highway then backed into it while the bus was carrying a 3-year-old child.
Santa Cruz authorities say a boogie boarder has died after powerful waves sent him crashing into rocks.
The mystery over a Purple Heart medal found pinned to a teddy bear as an anonymous tribute to two Santa Cruz officers who were killed in the line of duty has been solved.
The suspect in the killing of two California police detectives was wearing body armor and had three guns when he died in a shootout with other officers, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.
A 16-year-old boy is under arrest on suspicion of burglary after police say they found him with underwear that belonged to at least two women.
Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast.
The White House is proposing $4.6 million in cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for tsunami programs, including a $1 million cut for the 39 high-tech buoys that transmit confirmation a tsunami is on the way.
Small calves found starving and abused in Santa Cruz are now on the road to recovery.
A Santa Cruz County man was found living with the badly decomposed body of a woman after neighbors called to complain of an unusual smell coming from inside the man’s studio apartment, police said Wednesday.
A Santa Cruz cat found with an arrow sticking through one ear and into its head was recuperating Tuesday after surgery at a veterinary hospital.