Santa Cruz County Statewide Articles

'I'm Gonna O.J. You': How the Simpson Case Changed Perceptions — And the Law — On Domestic Violence

It wasn't long after the televised spectacle of O.J.

Small-Business Owners Brace for Uncertainty as $20 Hourly Fast-Food Wage Takes Effect

California's new minimum wage for fast food workers is celebrated by progressives and economists. But how will small businesses fare?

Two Congressional Candidates Tied. Now, Recount Requests Are Complicating It Even Further

A recount in a Silicon Valley congressional race could theoretically put a kibosh on a November three-way race, if the vote totals change.

Pay Hikes for City Workers Will Add $1 Billion to L.A.'s Yearly Budget by 2028, Report Says

One City Hall budget watchdog voiced concerns about the new public employee salary agreements, saying they will create deficits for years to come.

Column: A Cancer Survivor's Advice: Research, Persistence and Second Opinions

It's very helpful, Robin Clough said, when, in the midst of a life-threatening medical crisis, the person you live with is a doctor who makes house calls.

O.J. Simpson's Trial Cast a Long Shadow on the LAPD — But Brought Few Changes

Simpson's death at age 76 has revived memories of how his case roiled the police department with allegations of corruption, racism and incompetence that still resonate nearly three decades later.

Oakland Officials Vote to Rename Airport Despite San Francisco Threatening to Sue

San Francisco says it owns the rights to the city's name being used in airport branding.

Goofy Sued for Negligence, Inflicting Trauma, in Disneyland Collision

A woman has sued Disneyland and an unnamed employee in a Goofy costume, claiming the character actor hurt her in a fall.

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Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Classrooms Dies

A bill to mandate use of the method will not advance in the Legislature this year in the face of teachers union opposition.

Outdoor Enthusiast, Cal Poly SLO Student, Known as Half of "Kenneth Squared," Falls to Death

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school officials sent a campus-wide email Monday morning confirming that student Kenneth Taylor died Saturday "after an accident during a trip to Big Sur." The 21-year-old was a third-year mechanical engineering student.

Documents Will Be Unsealed in L.A. City Attorney and DWP Corruption Case, Judge Rules

The Times and Consumer Watchdog had requested the documents to better understand the government's criminal case and whether former City Attorney Mike Feuer bore any culpability.

Lancaster Accuses County of $10-Million "Illegal Profit" on Sheriff's Department Contract

Officials in Lancaster allege L.A. County is illegally overcharging cities for policing services by at least $10 million.

L.A. To Pay $21 Million to Man Injured by Falling Street Lamp Part

Ismael Soto Luna was at the corner of Roscoe Boulevard and Noble Avenue in Van Nuys when a two-pound metal cap from a street lamp struck his head, knocking him to the ground, according to a lawsuit he filed against …

Suspect in Clubbing of Two Women Near Venice Canals Arrested in San Diego

The Los Angeles Police Department announced the arrest of a 29-year-old man in connection to the assault of two women who we walking near the Venice canals Saturday night.

Man Who Killed 6-Year-Old in Freeway Shooting Gets 40 Years to Life

A judge sentences Marcus Eriz to 40 years to life in prison for firing into a car on the 55 Freeway, killing 6-year-old Aiden Leos, in 2021.

Body of Teenager Who Went Missing in Russian River Found

Swift, turbulent waters complicated the search for the missing young person.

Two Children Went Missing in the Russian River. One Hasn't Been Found.

The search continues for the other missing young person.

Still Haven't Filed Your Taxes? How to Avoid Penalties or Lost Refunds

For most Californians, Monday is the deadline for paying your income tax bill for 2023 -- even if you don't file a return.

Grab Your Winter Jackets, California. Cold Weather Is Coming This Weekend

Californians across the state can expect to see up to an inch of rain and up to eight inches of snow on mountain peaks.

Shohei Ohtani's Former Translator Ippei Mizuhara Surrenders to Federal Officials in L.A.

Mizuhara is accused of stealing more than $16 million from the Dodgers superstar to cover debts with an illegal bookmaking operation in Orange County.

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