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.
Some California surfers rode high water from a tsunami caused by the Japanese earthquake, while other beaches were closed.
A few coastal school districts south of San Francisco cancelled classes and officials closed beaches and near-shore highways after a tsunami warning was issued following a strong offshore earthquake near Japan.
A 58-year-old Santa Cruz County woman is recuperating after falling down during a hike and spending six days stranded in the woods.