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Tom Held, Sarah Ryan among Chamber Honorees

The Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce on April 26 held its annual Community Awards and Art & Wine Gala at Seacliff Inn in Aptos.

Rocks Ranch property sold to Land Trust

Rocks ranch
A stretch of road alongside Highway 101 could soon be home to a tunnel complex turned wildlife crossing under the busy highway. The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County announced Sept. 9 that it has agreed to purchase the 2,640-acre Rocks Ranch in Aromas at...

Arrest made in Siskiyou County homicide linked to Santa Cruz County

SISKIYOU COUNTY—The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a former Santa Cruz County man. Timothy Chase McDonald, 22, of Yreka was arrested for murder and was booked at the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka. He...

O’Neill Sea Odyssey taps new executive director

SANTA CRUZ — Rachel Kippen will take over the helm of O’Neill Sea Odyssey in March when founding director Dan Haifley retires, the organization announced Tuesday.

Homicide suspect arrested in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ—A Santa Cruz man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of homicide, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said. Leif Ames, 35, was arrested around 8:50 p.m. after deputies were dispatched to a home on the 800 block of Brommer Street in Live Oak...

Santa Cruz Police investigaing ​‘suspicious object’

Santa Cruz suspicious device
SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz Police are dealing with a ‘suspicious object’ that was found on the West Side of Santa Cruz Wednesday afternoon, forcing the closure of several roads and a shelter-in-place order for residents. Police have teamed up with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s bomb...

Boardwalk featured in latest 'Transformers' film

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk can be seen in Paramount Picture’s new "Transformers" spin-off movie "Bumblebee," which is now playing in theaters.

Man dies from shark attack at Santa Cruz County beach

Santa Cruz county shark attack
WATSONVILLE—A 26-year-old Santa Cruz County man died Saturday after he was bitten by a shark in the waters just off Manresa State Beach, California Public Safety Superintendent Gabe McKenna confirmed. The victim has been identified as Santa Cruz resident Ben Kelly, a prominent surfboard maker...

Historic Aptos building faces uncertain future after Sunday night fire

Aptos SeaBreeze fire
RIO DEL MAR—A fire that apparently started in a pile of rubble in an alleyway behind the SeaBreeze Tavern late Sunday night has destroyed the building, bringing to a close a story that began when it was built 92 years ago in what was...

Tickets for Agape Dance Academy’s ‘The Nutcracker’ on sale now

Agape Dance Academy announced that its 2018 Nutcracker Suite ballet will be performed for the first time at Cabrillo College’s Crocker Theater the weekend before Christmas.