Santa Cruz County Statewide Articles

Disneyland's $1.9-billion Expansion Project Is Latest Mega Investment in the Anaheim Resort

The latest expansion project at Disneyland follows the opening of California Adventure, Cars Land, Avengers Campus and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Fire Recruit Killed on Freeway Had Been in Collision Before Exiting Vehicle, CHP Says

The California Highway Patrol says L.A. Fire Department recruit Jacob Fuerte was outside his Jeep after colliding with a sedan when he was struck and killed in a multicar crash.

SF DA Says People Delayed by Monday's Bridge Closure 'May Be Entitled to Restitution'

DA Jenkins invited those affected by the four-hour protest to contact CHP.

L.A. Ethics Panel Approves Fine for Former CBS Exec Leslie Moonves Over Interference With LAPD Investigation

The panel previously rejected a proposed settlement of $11,250 for Moonves because commissioners wanted a tougher penalty. The $15,000 fine approved Wednesday was the maximum allowed.

LAPD Officer Who Shot Girl in Burlington Coat Factory Changing Room Won't Face Charges

A Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a 14-year-old girl through the wall of a changing room at a North Hollywood store has been cleared of wrongdoing.

California Sets Nation’s First Water Standard for Cancer-Causing Contaminant

Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical, hexavalent chromium is found statewide.

Controversial Food Truck Kingpin Arrested in Stanislaus County on Suspicion of Theft

Fernando Ochoa Jauregui, a Modesto-area builder of food trucks and trailers, had been accused of not delivering vehicles to clients and refusing to return their partial or full payments.

Community College Faculty Should All Be Allowed to Work Full Time

Part-time instructors, many who work for decades off the tenure track and at a lower pay rate, have been called “apprentices to nowhere.”

Bay Area Mom Suspected of Torturing Child Arrested After 22 Years on the Run

The Bay Area mother was taken into police custody after more than two decades.

California Won’t Prosecute LAPD Officer Who Shot Teenage Girl in Store’s Dressing Room

The California Justice Department investigates all fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians. It has not filed charges against any officers since the program began two years ago.

L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Facing Felony Charges, Allegedly Stole Money During Traffic Stop

An L.A. sheriff's deputy was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor after prosecutors say she stole money from a driver during a traffic stop.

Opinion: USC Got It Wrong in Canceling Valedictorian's Speech. Here's What the School Should Do Now

The university should let Asna Tabassum speak at its graduation ceremony. It shouldn't have caved to pressure from those upset by her support for Palestinians.

L.A. Bookseller Tried Protecting His Kids From Argument. He Got Shot and Is Paralyzed

Luis Hernandez tried moving his car with his three children after seeing an argument outside his store near MacArthur Park. He was shot in the back and is now paralyzed.

After Five Years of Closure, 'Glamping' Back Again in Yosemite National Park

The High Sierra Camps offer gourmet meals and showers to visitors who want an elevated experience in the wild.

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins for Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in California, is the first U.S. Cabinet official impeached in nearly 150 years.

LAPD Searching for Up to 20 Suspects Linked to 'Flash Robberies'

The LAPD is asking for help identifying up to 20 suspects linked to a series of recent 'flash robberies.'

Former HGTV Star Gets Jail Time for Bay Area House Flipping Fraud

A former star of an HGTV house flipping show is now in jail.

California's Proposed Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Autistic Young Adults Without a Safety Net

To ease the state deficit, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to trim funding for some agencies, including the one that provides services for Californians with autism.

Teacher Diversity Is an Investment in Students Worth Making and Keeping

Despite the state's fiscal troubles, school districts should move forward on promises to establish and maintain a diverse workforce.

Body Found in Bay Area Estuary Is Missing Mother-in-Law of Murder Suspect

The suspect's wife is still missing.

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