Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSanta Cruz Ca
IN THE NEWS

Santa Cruz Ca

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A former UC Santa Cruz student who admitted killing her baby in 1996 has had her sentence commuted by a judge. The action by Superior Court Judge Art Danner means Joanne De la Cruz won't spend time in jail. De la Cruz, 26, was supposed to start a six-month jail sentence Friday. This year, she pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for smothering her newborn in a dorm room and dumping it in a trash bin.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2007 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
There's no shortage of movie theaters in this university town, but there's also no shortage of out-of-the-way patches of scrub. Guerilla Drive-In prefers the latter. At Guerilla Drive-In screenings, you don't shell out $12 for tickets or stretch out in stadium seats. Instead, you join a hundred or more cinema fans draped in blankets and hunkered down amid the weeds, watching films projected onto random walls. Guerilla Drive-in has been a semi-underground summer diversion here since 2002.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
More than 70 vehicles were vandalized in a residential neighborhood in Santa Cruz, and so far, police are baffled. Tires were slashed and paint scratched over the weekend in what investigators described as a "random act of vandalism." Damage was expected to total tens of thousands of dollars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2006
The city's Conference and Visitors Bureau has asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging its "Surf City USA" trademarks, officials announced Wednesday. A Santa Cruz company that runs beach shops filed suit in Northern California last month after the bureau told it to stop selling Surf City T-shirts. The bureau has asked for the case to be dismissed or moved, in part because a Northern California jury would be "hostile," officials said. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9 in San Jose.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | ASHLEY DUNN and KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Cheers broke the gloom along the tomb of rubble that was the Nimitz Freeway when a surprise earthquake survivor--uncovered by a fluke shifting of debris--was carried to safety Saturday after being pinned in a buried air bubble for four chilly Bay Area nights. Laboring fast in a cool rain, workers freed Buck Helm, 57, from his Chevrolet Sprint more than five hours after his waving hand was seen by a rescue worker about 6 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Two Santa Cruz women who say their antiwar banners were taken down by public officials because of their content filed suit Friday in San Jose federal court on grounds their right to free speech was violated. In a statement, Cassandra Brown and Amy Courtney said that on Nov. 27 they hung a banner with the words "At What Cost" and an image of a skeleton on an overpass above California 17. The banner was placed near an American flag and another banner honoring New York victims of the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2005 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
In some cities, local government is all about filling the potholes. In Santa Cruz, though, it's also about filling the pot prescriptions. In what could be a national first, the City Council in this liberal coastal enclave voted this week to set up the Office of Compassionate Use -- a municipal agency dedicated to helping seriously ill residents get marijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The county Animal Services Department is going door-to-door to count animals. The census is designed to ensure that dogs are licensed and to gauge what type of animal companions people have and how many. "We're trying to get some sense of the animal population and what we can expect in the future," General Manager Mike McFarland said, adding that it would help on decisions for programs in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The hunt is on for a team of sophisticated robbers who stole thousands of dollars worth of precious stones from a New York jewelry salesman. The victim, whose name was not released, parked in a downtown garage Thursday to make a sales call on a jewelry store and was unloading his merchandise when a white van pulled in behind him. The driver's side sliding door popped open and a man in a baseball cap grabbed the bag, dragging the salesman 30 feet before he let go of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested in Pennsylvania and suspected in three 1991 shooting deaths in California told a judge that he is not the man wanted in the case and should not be extradited to California. After Angel M. Rivera, 57, made the claim Friday, Judge Stephen B. Lieberman asked prosecutors in Reading, Pa., to invite Santa Cruz authorities to a hearing to clarify the matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A power shortage has dimmed downtown's holiday tree. Lighting an evergreen after Thanksgiving has long been a local tradition, but during the last lighting, organizers discovered that the tree had grown too tall and bushy for the supply of lights. More are needed, but a nearby electrical outlet doesn't have enough juice, said Keith Holtaway of the Downtown Assn. The tree-lighting event has been canceled until a solution is found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2005 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
In some cities, local government is all about filling the potholes. In Santa Cruz, though, it's also about filling the pot prescriptions. In what could be a national first, the City Council in this liberal coastal enclave voted this week to set up the Office of Compassionate Use -- a municipal agency dedicated to helping seriously ill residents get marijuana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The county Animal Services Department is going door-to-door to count animals. The census is designed to ensure that dogs are licensed and to gauge what type of animal companions people have and how many. "We're trying to get some sense of the animal population and what we can expect in the future," General Manager Mike McFarland said, adding that it would help on decisions for programs in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Northern California lawmaker won't pursue a state Senate vote to designate Santa Cruz "Surf City USA." Assemblyman Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) had asked Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to table his bill, which Harman said undermined pending applications by the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau to trademark the name "Surf City USA."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two teen girls arrested in the stabbing of a 13-year-old girl outside Santa Cruz High School had attended a conflict-resolution session hours earlier at the alternative school they attend, authorities said. The suspected stabber apparently believed that the victim had told a rumor about her to a boy, Sgt. Brad Goodwin said. The alleged attackers, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Monday at the home of one of the girls. The victim was recovering at Stanford Medical Center, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Smoking on two of the city's most popular beaches is now illegal. Joining eight Southern California cities and nearby Capitola, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to banish butts from Santa Cruz's Main Beach and Cowell Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Upholding its famously liberal leanings, the City Council has become one of the first municipal bodies in the nation to pass a resolution denouncing any military strike on Iraq led by U.S. forces. Mayor Christopher Krohn was authorized to send letters to President Bush and othernational leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two teen girls arrested in the stabbing of a 13-year-old girl outside Santa Cruz High School had attended a conflict-resolution session hours earlier at the alternative school they attend, authorities said. The suspected stabber apparently believed that the victim had told a rumor about her to a boy, Sgt. Brad Goodwin said. The alleged attackers, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Monday at the home of one of the girls. The victim was recovering at Stanford Medical Center, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Sheriff Mark Tracy, a three-term lawman, announced Wednesday he will retire on Dec. 1 to spend more time with his family. Tracy, 54, is a 33-year department veteran who led the sheriff-coroner's office for a decade. Tracy, who was elected in 1994, recommended that the county Board of Supervisors appoint Chief Deputy Steve Robbins to succeed him through the end of his term, which expires Dec. 31, 2006.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Police Chief Steve Belcher announced Wednesday that he plans to retire Nov. 5, ending a 32-year career with the Police Department. Belcher, 54, joined the force as a reserve in 1971. He said he had been contemplating retiring for a year or so, but made his decision after this year's city budget hearings. Belcher grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated from Santa Cruz High School.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|