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Zayante Fire launches fundraiser for early warning system sirens

In the event of an emergency, residents know that 9-1-1 is the number to call. Now, Zayante Fire Protection District’s Chief Jeff Maxwell is...

Scotts Valley Fire District to absorb Branciforte’s fire service

Santa Cruz County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) approved the merger of the fire departments that serve Scotts Valley and Branciforte on Aug. 2. Scotts...

Sheriff’s Office hosts active shooter drills at San Lorenzo Valley campus

A voice rings out over the handheld radio: “Numerous callers reporting gunfire in the middle school gym.” With that, the first active shooter scenario...

Santa Cruz County families collect $10M in federal assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $10 million in relief for Santa Cruz County families affected by two natural disasters this...
News Briefs

News Briefs | Published June 9, 2023

FEMA extends individual assistance deadline FEMA has granted a request to extend the deadline to apply for individual assistance due to the February/March storms for...
Brookdale lodge affected by storms

Unemployment Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Storms and Flooding

People in Santa Cruz County—along with Californians who live in eight others—will be allowed to apply for unemployment benefits if they lost work due...

Major disaster declaration puts assistance gears in motion

At least 46 homes in the San Lorenzo Valley area were more than 50% destroyed by the recent wave of storms, according to a...

Storm damage uproots Boulder Creek family

Michele Fauss was sitting in twilight on the deck of the Boulder Creek home serving as a temporary refuge for her family after a...

Cleanup ongoing after storm hits Santa Cruz Mountains

About 17,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers across the county were out of power on Wednesday as Department of Transportation (Caltrans) crews worked...

North County residents cope with another wet weather onslaught

Jorge Ibarra was a couple days away from his 45th birthday when he left the tent where he lives above the San Lorenzo River...

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High-stakes drama plays out at Superior Court during mock trial competition

Their client was found guilty of first-degree murder, but they did such a good job of putting up a defense that they’re now headed...