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December 15, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Leo Santa Cruz's fifth fight of the year and third in four months made the return of boxing to network television Saturday a closer battle than anticipated. Santa Cruz, complaining of breathing problems and a sore right hand injured in sparring, defended his International Boxing Federation bantamweight title for the third time by going the distance against Mexico's Alberto Guevara and winning a 116-112, 118-110, 119-109 unanimous decision at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Lincoln Heights' Santa Cruz (23-0-1)
April 13, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers didn't make it to the postseason, dropping out early with an ever-growing list of injuries. Their NBA Development League affiliate had a much better, 31-19 regular season, although the West Division-winning D-Fenders didn't last long in the playoffs. On Saturday night, the D-Fenders (second seed) were swept out by the Santa Cruz Warriors (sixth seed), falling 138-126 at home in El Segundo at the Toyota Sports Center. Cameron Jones led the Warriors with 33 points.
July 12, 1987 | HEIDI YORKSHIRE, Yorkshire is a Los Angeles food writer
It was an unusually swank event for the Santa Cruz Mountains. Of the 28 guests at the first Saturday Night Dinner at Bonny Doon Vineyard, only a few wore jeans; a number of ties were in evidence, and probably the first white dinner jacket to be spotted in this rough-and-ready corner of the redwoods in several years. When winemaker Randall Grahm, owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard, decided to plan a summer series of wine dinners with caterer Michael Clark, he wasn't sure that anyone would come.
April 11, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The D-Fenders dropped the first game of the NBA D-League quarterfinals Thursday night, falling to the Santa Cruz Warriors, 140-127. Seth Curry, brother of Golden State Warriors All-Star Steph Curry, scored 44 points to help the Warriors outscore the D-Fenders, 12-4, during a crucial late fourth-quarter run. The D-Fenders were led by Terrence Williams with 27 points. Former Lakers forward Shawne Williams scored 10 points and had eight rebounds. With the first game of the best-of-three series in Santa Cruz, the final two will be held at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo, assuming the D-Fenders can force a Game 3 with a win on Saturday night.
January 15, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
The discovery of what appears to be a full mammoth tusk on Santa Cruz Island has excited scientists and may offer a glimpse of California beach life during prehistoric times. Scientists believe 14-foot-tall mammoths swam out to the Channel Islands from the mainland nearly 20,000 years ago, possibly lured by the sweet smell of island grassland for grazing. Later stranded by rising sea levels, the animals shrank over time to a dwarf version.
July 12, 1992
I enjoyed your article "Warming Up to a Family Holiday in Santa Cruz" (June 28), but how could the writer have possibly overlooked the Shadowbrook Restaurant? It's at 1750 Wharf Road near Santa Cruz in Capitola. Even if you don't eat there, it's worth a visit just for the landscape. IRVING B. KASOW Calimesa
November 10, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
Homework for boxing fans: Write down the name Leo Santa Cruz. Then start looking for his next fight. He is a Mexican-born resident of Los Angeles who, Saturday night at Staples Center, remained unbeaten in 23 fights. He beat a tough and game Victor Zaleta of El Paso in a bantamweight brawl that featured punchers appearing to carry considerable more weight and danger than the normal 118 pounders. Santa Cruz won with a straight right to the face in the eighth round. By then, Zaleta had taken quite a beating and seemed to go down, not just with the right to the face, but under the totality of punches.
April 17, 1988 | HEIDI ZIOLKOWSKI, Ziolkowski is a Long Beach free-lance writer
As the Sunfish approached Santa Cruz, a thin fog lifted from the island's northern bays to reveal ridges tinted pink and lavender in the mid-morning light. An hour from shore, gleaming black discs of bonito leaped from beneath the waves. A short while later, a group of Risso's dolphins--their huge, shark-like dorsal fins glistening in the sun--frolicked in our wake before dipping back into the dark waters.
March 25, 1990 | SAM HALL KAPLAN
The downtown business district area of this friendly, funky city of 45,000 is still a disaster area nearly six months after the region was jolted by the 7.1 Bay Area earthquake. The once-busy, tree-lined Pacific Avenue mall is a maze of chain-link fences and is gap-toothed with open, rubble-filled basements of buildings that collapsed in the quake or were demolished later as unsafe.
April 1, 1991
Matt Archbold of San Clemente fought off a challenge from Santa Cruz locals to win the Body Glove Steamer Pro surfing event Sunday at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. Archbold, who won four consecutive heats to advance to the final, defeated Peter Mel and Nathan Acker, both of Santa Cruz, and won $5,700. It was Archbold's third victory on the Professional Surfing Assn. of America tour.
April 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Los Angeles D-Fenders (31-19) will host the Santa Cruz Warriors (29-21) in the first round of the NBA Development League postseason. After finishing the regular season with the second overall seed, the D-Fenders were given the right to pick their playoff opponent after the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (34-16) chose the Reno Bighorns (27-23). The D-Fenders and Warriors split eight games during the regular season.  The first game will be on Thursday in Santa Cruz. The series shifts to the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo for Game 2 on Saturday and, if necessary, a Game 3 on Tuesday.
April 2, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and include the system's other seven undergraduate campuses as well, union leaders said. The United Auto Workers Local 2865 - which represents about 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors and readers - called the strike to protest what it said were unfair labor practices and intimidation by UC administrators.
February 21, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
With a population of about 1,500, the 2-square-mile town of Summerland, Calif., epitomizes the cliché "Blink and you'll miss it. " Do your best not to blink as you drive through because this sleepy beach community six miles from Santa Barbara is home to an array of mom-and-pop antiques shops, a handful of local eateries and the sorts of views that make you want to do the good kind of nothing all day. The tab: a king bed at the Inn on Summer Hill begins...
February 9, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
DAVENPORT, Calif. - By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean. Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and oak-shaded watershed near Santa Cruz last week were swirling around idly in a lagoon. There has been so little rain that sand has blocked the endangered fish from leaving for the ocean or swimming upstream to spawn. Scott Creek is one of dozens of streams across California where parched conditions have put fish in immediate danger.
February 6, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A winter storm that was only expected to slightly dampen the L.A. Basin pelted the Bay Area on Thursday, causing minor flooding and traffic woes for commuters. A flood watch was also issued for Monterey, Santa Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties as the storm system moved across California, creating the potential for heavy rainfall to cause small creeks and streams to breach their banks. Excess runoff could also create "ponding" in urban areas, the National Weather Service said.
December 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers rookie forward Ryan Kelly scored 21 points in defeat as the D-Fenders (0-2) fell to the Warriors on Saturday in Santa Cruz (4-1), 122-112. Kelly is currently on D-League assignment, playing his second game for the D-Fenders, who travel to Bakersfield on Sunday to play the Jam (1-3). Instead of sitting on the bench with the Lakers on their recent three-game road trip, Kelly had the opportunity to play over 39 valuable minutes with the D-Fenders. His time on the court with the Lakers has been limited to just two games and seven total minutes.
February 2, 1994
Kelley Santa Cruz, a shortstop for Fountain Valley's softball team, has committed to San Diego State, her mother, Karen, said. Santa Cruz chose the Aztecs over Indiana, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara.
March 6, 1989
Martin Potter of England eased to victory Sunday in the Cold Water surfing tournament in Santa Cruz. Potter built a big lead early over second-place finisher Brad Gerlech. Marty Thomas of Hawaii and Bryce Ellis of Australia finished tied for third place.
November 22, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers on Thursday recalled Ryan Kelly and Elias Harris from the D-Fenders. The rookies spent the week working with the Development League team in preparation for the D-Fenders' season opener against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Saturday. Both will be available Friday night as the Lakers host the Golden State Warriors, with reassignment a strong possibility for Saturday to play the Vipers, followed by another recall to rejoin the Lakers on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.
October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
UC Santa Cruz has raised $150 million in donations over the last four years and will seek another $150 million to support students, research and campus facilities, officials announced Friday. In all, the $300-million target was unveiled and celebrated at a campus luncheon Friday attended by UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and new UC system President Janet Napolitano. “You have a great chancellor, a great faculty, great research facilities and a great student body.
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