Santa Cruz County

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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Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
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Tim Ryan
April 08, 2020 - 10:59 am
Law enforcement officials say by and large the Bay Area seems to be abiding by the shelter in place order, but the coast remains a source of concern especially as the weather begins to warm.
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Surfers at Cowell's Beach in Santa Cruz
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Jennifer Hodges
April 03, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Unlike some other coastal towns up and down the state, Santa Cruz County has yet to close the beaches. But with visitors continuing to violate the shelter in place order, the sheriff’s office has created the Beaches and Parks Contact Team to enforce social distancing rules.
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A medical staff wearing a protective mask and clothing cleans hands at the intensive care unit at the St. Josef Hospital on April 1, 2020 in Bochum, Germany.
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Jennifer Hodges
April 01, 2020 - 7:55 pm
Nurses working at a Santa Cruz County Hospital are upset about the lack of personal protective equipment on the job.
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Monarch butterfly lifts off after drinking water January 29, 2001 at the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico.
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Jennifer Hodges
January 24, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The population of western monarch butterflies faces extinction, because of climate change and a lack of milkweed, according to experts. The butterflies have drawn big crowds to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz each year during their migration.
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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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Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
January 15, 2020 - 4:42 pm
The issue of housing has become so pressing in Santa Cruz County that officials are considering limits on the number of vacation rentals.
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nalysts at the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Operations Center monitor a wildfire on August 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 19, 2019 - 10:02 am
More parts of the Bay Area have been added to PG&E's map showing where electricity could be intentionally cut while there's a high threat of wildfires. Possible power shutoffs were extended to parts of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. In all, 303,000 customers in 25 counties...
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Santa Cruz passed a landmark ban on some products in small plastic packaging.
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Jennifer Hodges
November 21, 2018 - 11:08 am
Santa Cruz County has passed a landmark ordinance banning single-use plastics, such as shampoo and lotion, within the tourism industry.
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Man arrested and handcuffed suspect
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July 18, 2018 - 10:05 am
Three teenagers were arrested late last week and early this week for a brutal hammer attack in May that left three other teenagers with significant injuries...
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