Santa Cruz County Local News: Crime & Justice


All Local Crime & Justice News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/23/2024
Of all the races on your ballot, the least information is often available on local judges. Here are some ways to find out more about these candidates.

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02/22/2024
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Disgruntled home owners put up large new fences blocking access to an embattled beachside walkway that the homeowners claim the public has no right to access. The California Coastal Commission says otherwise.

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02/21/2024
In his decision, a judge agreed that the alleged white nationalists were being selectively prosecuted instead of 'far-left extremist groups, such as Antifa.'

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02/20/2024
License plates are getting stolen from vehicles, Livermore officials say.

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02/16/2024
The Santa Cruz City Council-approved plan would allow the Santa Cruz Police Department to purchase as many as five Skydio X10 drones under a contract with Axon Inc., spending as much as $254,932 over five years.

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02/16/2024
Pesticide reform activists and legal experts held a news conference in Watsonville outlining mounting evidence for a lawsuit they’re preparing to file against California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation for civil rights violations against farmworkers.

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02/14/2024
Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.

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02/06/2024
California’s law that requires background checks when purchasing ammunition is back in place.

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02/05/2024
Gov. Gavin Newsom is increasing state police presence in Oakland under a new law enforcement campaign to target rising violent crime and theft.

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02/02/2024
As Jay D. Aronson and Dr. Roger A. Mitchell explore in their book “Death in Custody,” that lack of data is a national problem.

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01/28/2024
In the first year of California’s Feather Alert system, authorities denied some requests to issue bulletins on missing people, causing concerns.

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01/26/2024
Among growing concern over copper wire thefts, L.A. City Councilmembers Kevin de León and Traci Park proposed a task force anchored by the LAPD.

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01/23/2024
An El Dorado County Jail inmate died after not receiving vital HIV medication for weeks, a new lawsuit claims.

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01/22/2024
Each year, California lawmakers pass temporary extensions to COVID-era rules that allow people to attend court via video conferencing services. One powerful state union has been a barrier to making the feature permanent.

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01/22/2024
Locking up a California state prisoner for one year costs nearly twice as much as tuition at the state’s top private universities—due to inmate medical costs and pay boosts for prison guards and other workers.

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01/18/2024
Last spring, a former professor at the University of Toronto filed a lawsuit over UCSC’s requirement for a DEI statement. The case was dismissed by a federal judge because the plaintiff never actually applied for a job.

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01/16/2024
An auto burglary trend shows that thieves are targeting travelers.

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01/12/2024
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case related to whether cities and towns can ban camping on public property. The high court could overturn Martin v. Boise, a 2018 federal court decision that keeps western cities and counties from blocking public camping when sufficient shelter space is unavailable.
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