Santa Cruz

A dead gray whale washed up along the coast in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
May 20, 2020 - 4:59 pm
About 100 people leaned over the railing along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean hoping to get a peek at the 30 to 35-foot gray whale.
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SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 05: A surfer walks out of the water at Ocean Beach December 5, 2006 in San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Weekend News
May 09, 2020 - 5:39 pm
The California Department of Parks and Recreation said the incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
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isitors enjoy the beach below West Cliff Drive on July 29, 2007 in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
January 17, 2020 - 5:06 pm
The Bureau of Land Management wants to open up more than 300 acres of land in Santa Cruz County to oil and gas exploration, but local government is fighting back.
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This image shows a man at Bonny Doon Beach moments before he was knocked into the ocean by a wave. Park workers in Santa Cruz rescued the man, according to a video released by county officials.
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All News KCBS Radio
January 02, 2020 - 8:47 am
A Santa Cruz County beachgoer got a scary surprise this week when a massive wave knocked him off a rock and tossed him into the ocean.
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osters in support of Ordinance 301, which would decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, sit at an election night watch party on May 7, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.
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Keith Menconi
November 14, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The Santa Cruz City Council is considering a measure that would place possession and cultivation of “magic mushrooms” at the lowest priority level for police. Residents spoke for and against tolerating the psychedelic drugs at a city meeting Tuesday. Some called for decriminalization, saying that...
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The force of the October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake opened these large fissures in the ground in front of this home on Summit Road in the Santa Cruz mountains in Santa Cruz, CA
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Mike Colgan
October 17, 2019 - 3:00 am
KCBS Radio's Mike Colgan filed this remembrance about covering the Loma Prieta earthquake in Santa Cruz on this day, 30 years ago.
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In this handout provided by Ventura County Fire Department, the 75-foot Conception, based in Santa Barbara Harbor, burns after catching fire early September 2, 2019 anchored off Santa Cruz Island, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
September 03, 2019 - 12:23 pm
The "majority" of the 33 passengers and one crew member who died when their boat caught fire during a scuba expedition in Southern California "appeared to have been from the Santa Cruz, San Jose, Bay Area region," according to authorities speaking Tuesday.
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Students arrive at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz on Sept. 3, 2019 after two classmates were among the victims who died in a boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast.
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Tim Ryan
September 03, 2019 - 9:22 am
SANTA CRUZ — Two students from a Santa Cruz high school and two parents were among the passengers killed in a boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast this weekend. The identities of the students and parents have not been released, but a Pacific Collegiate School confirmed that students were on board...
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Cliff erosion in Santa Cruz along roads like West Cliff Road is a concern.
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Jennifer Hodges
August 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Santa Cruz is feeling the effects of climate change. Cliff erosion, sea level rise and stronger coastal storms are all bearing down on a famous road in the city.
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The Giant Dipper roller coaster in Santa Cruz is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2019.
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Jennifer Hodges
July 19, 2019 - 6:17 am
There’s something special about the Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, which celebrates its 95th anniversary this year.
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