| Apr 12, 2011
| 3:44 PM
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A cat that survived being shot through the head with an arrow was recuperating from surgery on Tuesday, apparently little worse for the wear, authorities said.
Max, a three-year-old black and white cat owned by a Santa Cruz area...
| Sep 25, 2008
The Times' Sept. 19 editorial, "Reject Proposition 10,” misses the mark on what the ballot measure would do for California and why it is necessary. Proposition 10 would authorize the state to sell $5 billion in bonds to finance alternative-energy...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 6:18 PM
In late October, I drove up north to visit my daughter and her family in Santa Cruz. After lunching downtown one day, Dinah and I walked over to the Museum of Art and History. She led me to her favorite exhibit, which featured the daily life of Santa...
| May 1, 2008
Free. It's the favorite word for anyone on a budget. And who isn't? If the Central California Coast is your destination this summer, the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council is offering a free birding and wildlife viewing kit that gives you...
| Feb 9, 2008
My mother, a child of the San Bernardino County city of Redlands, has always been fond of reciting an old country-song verse favored by her Oklahoma forebears.
if you see Arkie,
tell 'im Tex's got a job for him
out in Californy.
| Mar 31, 2009
As an author of the California Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), I was disappointed to read recreational fisherman Dick Giuliani's March 25 opinion piece, in which he argued that the fishing reserves proposed under the act would be disastrous for the...
| Aug 27, 2009
Here's a way to start fixing the state Capitol. Maybe also repair some city halls and county courthouses.
The bipartisan reform group California Forward has proposed a modest, reasonable and doable set of significant changes in how state and local...
| Aug 18, 2009
Two California inmates, both serving life sentences for notorious murders in 1970, died in their cells of apparent suicide over the past week.
Coroners in Amador and Kern counties ruled that both killed themselves through asphyxiation. A state...
| Aug 18, 2009
The price tag for fighting California wildfires during just the past few weeks has climbed to more than $60 million, with the fire season's peak months still looming ahead.
But in a state recently forced to make deep budget cuts, pay bills with IOUs...
| Aug 14, 2009
California's acting governor today declared a state of emergency in Santa Cruz County, site of one of two large coastal fires burning out of control and forcing residents to flee their homes.
Lt. Gov. John Garamendi issued the order because Gov. Arnold...
| Aug 15, 2009
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as 6,800 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state.
Schwarzenegger met with firefighters at the Lockheed Fire in the...
| Aug 4, 2009
| 1:56 PM
SANTA CRUZ -- The last of three suspects has been arrested in the disappearance of Los Angeles fashion designer Elias Sorokin.
Santa Cruz police report that Adam Hunt, 29, of Watsonville, surrendered to police and was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Saturday...