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Tesla idles Fremont production line for Model X upgrade External link to Tesla idles Fremont production line for Model X upgrade

Tesla Motors shut down its production line Monday as part of a long-scheduled plan to retool the factory to increase production of the Model S sedan and prepare for the introduction of the Model X crossover SUV. ...more

2015/3/4 14:50

Police probe harbor hooker's trail of dead beaus External link to Police probe harbor hooker's trail of dead beaus

SANTA CRUZ >> Men seem to fall at the feet of Alix Tichelman. Then they tend to die of heroin overdoses, police said Thursday. ...more

2014/12/4 21:32

Music makes Pajaro Valley charter school sing External link to Music makes Pajaro Valley charter school sing

WATSONVILLE -- At Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, classrooms come alive with the sound of music. ...more

2014/12/3 22:41

Goodbye mountains: Over two decades, 20,000 rural residents disappeared; Why? External link to Goodbye mountains: Over two decades, 20,000 rural residents disappeared; Why?

LOMA PRIETA >> Defying trends around the booming Bay Area, the number of people living in rural areas of Santa Cruz County is in steep decline, and has been for many years. ...more

2014/12/3 17:55

Suppression motions in Live Oak mother and son murder case denied External link to Suppression motions in Live Oak mother and son murder case denied

SANTA CRUZ >> Defense attorneys' efforts to suppress evidence in the 2013 murder case involving a Capitola mother and son were denied Monday. ...more

2014/11/19 20:32

Santa Cruz man ordered to pay damages in Mendocino County land dispute External link to Santa Cruz man ordered to pay damages in Mendocino County land dispute

COVELO >> A Santa Cruz man has been ordered to pay $242,000 to his Mendocino County neighbor over a civil land dispute. ...more

2014/11/19 14:17

Santa Cruz High closed after mass-shooting threat External link to Santa Cruz High closed after mass-shooting threat

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz police are investigating an email threat of a mass shooting at Santa Cruz High, where school district officials cancelled classes out of precaution Wednesday. ...more

2014/11/19 11:45

Cops and Courts: Nov. 19, 2014: Watsonville man identified in fatal motorcycle crash External link to Cops and Courts: Nov. 19, 2014: Watsonville man identified in fatal motorcycle crash

Deputies identified 29-year-old Jose Vidal-Garcia of Watsonville as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash on Soquel-San Jose Road on Saturday. ...more

2014/11/18 21:38

Santa Cruz council expands stay-away orders for parks, beaches External link to Santa Cruz council expands stay-away orders for parks, beaches

SANTA CRUZ >> On a 5-1 vote, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday granted police officers and park rangers authority to ban repeat violators of municipal codes for up to a year from parks and beaches. ...more

2014/11/18 20:26

'Gang war' in Santa Cruz ID'd at heart of 2012 Freedom Boulevard overpass shooting External link to 'Gang war' in Santa Cruz ID'd at heart of 2012 Freedom Boulevard overpass shooting

SANTA CRUZ >> Freedom Boulevard overpass murder suspect Christopher Herrera believes he is a "soldier in a gang war," the prosecution said Tuesday during closing arguments in his murder trial. ...more

2014/11/18 19:31

Santa Cruz County Supervisors explore how to spend Measure K revenue External link to Santa Cruz County Supervisors explore how to spend Measure K revenue

SANTA CRUZ >> Measure K, the county's recently passed business tax on marijuana, is expected to bring in $900,000 a year. ...more

2014/11/18 19:27

Jeff Rosell appointed Santa Cruz County District Attorney External link to Jeff Rosell appointed Santa Cruz County District Attorney

SANTA CRUZ >> The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney Jeff Rosell to serve as district attorney for Santa Cruz County. ...more

2014/11/18 18:53

Coast Lines, Nov. 19, 2014: Workforce chief applications due Friday External link to Coast Lines, Nov. 19, 2014: Workforce chief applications due Friday

SANTA CRUZ Workforce chief applications due Friday Santa Cruz County is recruiting to fill the job of Workforce Investment Board director, succeeding David Mirrione who left in August to head the work2future Foundation in San Jose. ...more

2014/11/18 18:10

Santa Cruz County to participate in Ebola response exercise Thursday External link to Santa Cruz County to participate in Ebola response exercise Thursday

SANTA CRUZ >> The county Health Services Agency will have 25 to 30 staffers participate in a statewide exercise Thursday to test response systems to the deadly Ebola virus. ...more

2014/11/18 17:52

Business Digest, Nov. 17, 2014: Sawyer Chiropractic celebrates 10 years Wednesday External link to Business Digest, Nov. 17, 2014: Sawyer Chiropractic celebrates 10 years Wednesday

SANTA CRUZ Sawyer Chiropractic celebrates Wednesday Sawyer Chiropractic Group will celebrate its 10th anniversary with past, present and future patients 3-7 p. ...more

2014/11/18 16:41

Santa Cruz County October median home price $715,000 External link to Santa Cruz County October median home price $715,000

SANTA CRUZ >> Pity the first-time homebuyer shopping in Santa Cruz County. In October, the median price — the midpoint of what sold — reached $715,000, according to Gary Gangnes of Real Options Realty, who tracks the numbers. ...more

2014/11/17 21:29

Fifteenth Santa Cruz police officer injured on duty in 2014 External link to Fifteenth Santa Cruz police officer injured on duty in 2014

SANTA CRUZ >> An intoxicated 21-year-old Scotts Valley man injured a Santa Cruz police officer's ankle during his arrest Sunday, marking the fifteenth officer from the agency injured on duty this year. ...more

2014/11/17 21:05

Author discusses 'Your Brain on Water' in Santa Cruz External link to Author discusses 'Your Brain on Water' in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ >> As a surfer and a marine scientist, Wallace J. Nichols knew that being in, on and around the ocean made him feel good. ...more

2014/11/17 20:58

Scott Valley's Glenwood Open Space Preserve may open to public in fall 2015 External link to Scott Valley's Glenwood Open Space Preserve may open to public in fall 2015

SCOTTS VALLEY >> The Glenwood Open Space Preserve in Scotts Valley may open to the public at the end of 2015. ...more

2014/11/17 20:22

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