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Santa Cruz is located in central California along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz was one of the earliest Spanish settlements during the exploration of Alta California, in the late eighteenth century. They even established a mission on the site on which Santa Cruz now stands. When California was ratified as a state in the United States, during the late 1800s, the city of Santa Cruz became popular because of its idyllic beaches and coastal redwood forests.

Population: 54593
Local Newspapers: Santa Cruz County Sentinel
Local Sports Teams: LA Clippers LA Dodgers LA Galaxy LA Lakers LA Kings
Local Colleges: University of California-Santa Cruz

Zip Codes associated with santa cruz, california: 95060 95062 95064 95065 95066
Towns/Cities near santa cruz, california : Twin Lakes Opal Cliffs Paradise Park Live Oak Soquel Capitola Rio Del Mar Felton Scotts Valley

Santa Cruz News
Long-time Santa Cruz man dies after attempted ocean dog rescue

SANTA CRUZ >> A 71-year-old Westside man who reportedly plunged into the ocean to rescue his 6-year-old golden labradoodle has died. Randall "Randy" Henry Knox III was out for a walk with his dog, Sadie, around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning when the dog was washed into the ocean, according to authorities and Knox's family.

Bear Fire: Firefight expected to last into next week; origin point scrutinized

Scorched shell of a dump truck sits on the property where fire officials believe the Bear Fire originated. Officials believe the Bear Fire originated from this burned-out residence surrounded by scorthed vehicles on the 800 block of Bear Creek Canyon Road.

Coast Line: Self-esteem workshop set Oct. 23 in Santa Cruz

Babies "R" Us/Toys "R" Us will host a free parenting workshop on children's self-esteem 5:30-7 p.m. Monday at 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz . The workshop will cover tools to help your child cope with feelings and solve problems.

Monterey Bay Housing Trust backs Water Street rentals with $500,000 loan

Friday: 5-6 p.m. Rosie McCann's, 1220 Pacific Ave. "House People, Not Cars." Presentation by Campaign for Sensible Transportation. Email Rick Longinotti longinotti@baymoon.com Friday: 5:30-7:30 p.m. UC Santa Cruz Redwood Lounge across from Bay Tree Bookstore.

Gov. Brown orders expedited fire recovery

A wildfire that broke out south of the fires burning Northern California's wine country has grown to more than 300 acres and the number of houses under threat has doubled to 300. The fire burning in the Santa Cruz mountains started late Monday, sending smoke to the nearby college and beach town of Santa Cruz.

MacArthur Genius winner Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses UC Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ >> Author and academic Viet Thanh Nguyen spoke at UC Santa Cruz Thursday night, telling the crowd of more than 200 his refugee story. The University of Southern California professor spoke just days after being awarded the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant for his work, which includes his Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, "The Sympathizer." The book explores the Vietnam War through the eyes of its American-educated Vietnamese narrator.

UC Santa Cruz College Republicans meeting disrupted by leftist protesters, three arrested

Leftist protesters interrupted a College Republicans meeting Sunday night in the library at the University of California, Santa Cruz, calling members "fascists," "racists" and "white supremacists" during a lengthy demonstration that ended in three arrests. Though the College Republicans initially offered to speak to the protesters, those demonstrating refused to leave and demanded instead the Republicans end their meeting.

Santa Cruz wharf restaurant, Miramar, slated for demolition, rebuild

SANTA CRUZ >> The empty remains of a shuttered longtime city restaurant, the Miramar Fish Grotto, may be counting its days at the end of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. City officials are "on the brink" of seeking California Coastal Commission approval to demolish the restaurant building, vacant since the end of 2015, said Santa Cruz Wharf Property Manager Norm Daly.

Riverwalk Lighting Project Receives Grant FundingThe City of Santa...

The City of Santa Cruz has been awarded $952,000 for the Riverwalk Lighting Project from the California Active Transportation Program Cycle 3 grant program. This funding is made possible by Senate Bill 1: Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Bear Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains 30 percent contained

The fire erupted around 11 p.m. Monday night in the area of 820 Bear Creek Canyon Road and Deer Creek Road. Evacuation orders are still in effect for the communities of Las Cumbres, Deer Creek, and all residents of Bear Creek Road.

Letter: Exactly which laws are made to be ignored?

Thanks to the writer Wednesday, suggesting that the SCPD chief should enforce all laws, not just the ones he chooses. It's been the number one issue here in Santa Cruz for my 20-odd years here.

Santa Cruz hosts Y2K Looping Festival

More than 45 performers from 11 countries will participate in the 17th annual Y2K Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, through Monday, Oct. 23. Santa Cruz percussionist and looping pioneer Rick Walker founded the festival and will host the concerts at Center Stage Theater, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, with an afternoon matinee shows also on Saturday and Sunday.

Solutions sought for Santa Cruz County seniors

Problems: More than $750,000 in program cuts in the past decade, twice as many homeless people 50 and older than 25 and younger, not enough income for basic needs, not enough affordable transportation, isolation, not enough senior advocacy. Proposed solutions: Expand CalFresh food stamp eligibility, require medical professions to provide pro bono services to seniors, match seniors who have housing with those who need housing, scale up programs at senior centers to operate seven days a week, explore intergenational housing, involve seniors in foster grandparent program, phone calls to seniors living alone, incentives to landlords to rent to older people.

Silversun Pickups kick off tour with Santa Cruz, Oakland dates

Brian Aubert of the Silversun Pickups performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival in Napa, Calif., on Friday, May 26, 2017. But don't just take our word on it.

Hepatitis A outbreak has city of LA looking to install portable restrooms

A Los Angeles City Council committee will consider today whether to support a system of portable restrooms to address the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A. Councilman Mike Bonin recently introduced a motion calling on the city to explore the option, and the Homelessness and Poverty Committee is scheduled to take it up for consideration. "Without access to the basic right of a restroom, people living on the streets are at a significantly increased risk of contracting diseases like hepatitis A that are spread through human feces," the motion states.

California inmate injured battling wildfires as another escapes

A prison inmate doubling as a volunteer firefighter suffered smoke inhalation on Tuesday while battling a blaze nicknamed "The Bear Fire," fire officials in California confirmed. A professional firefighter also suffered wrist and facial injuries after plunging 50 feet from a torched peak in the mountainous Boulder Creek region of Santa Cruz, California.

Quick Bites: New seasonal menus at Aquarius

Santa Cruz >> Aquarius at the Dream Inn is offering new seasonal themes which will be offered for one week each month. This month, the "week" is extended to 10 days, from Oct. 20-29, and the featured theme is pumpkin/squash.

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