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  • California surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts

    10/23/2017 9:25:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2017 10:27 PM EDT
    A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts. “This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach,” creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County Register. “And no one thinks twice that you can do anything with it.” Lane, 24, from Santa Cruz had the top entry amid an assortment of boards made from potato sacks, used packaging and stuff picked up from Dumpster dives. An Australian entry was made from an old bathroom door. The entries were for the third annual “Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest,” hosted by the...
  • Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting

    10/20/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10.18.17 | Celine Ryan
    A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students. Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.
  • Santa Cruz Restaurant Closes After Owner’s Support Of KKK Leader Revealed (David Duke)

    08/30/2017 4:13:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KPIX ^ | 8/29
    A Santa Cruz restaurant is shut down for what the owner is calling “political terrorism.” Some employees and patrons boycotted the Chinese restaurant, after public records obtained by Indybay revealed restaurant owner Roger Grigsby gave $500 to David Duke’s campaign last year. Duke ran for a US Senate seat in Louisiana and lost. He is an avowed white nationalist, anti-Semite and former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, after 38 years in business, Grigsby’s restaurant, O’Mei on Mission Street is closed. There is a sign in the window telling patrons, “O’Mei has come under attack. Slanderous and malicious...
  • Water Activities Shut Down After Shark Attacks Santa Cruz Kayaker

    07/12/2017 11:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2017
    There were only five surfers out at Cowell Beach in a clean waist-high south swell Tuesday afternoon. The typically packed surf spot was almost empty after a newly posted shark warning prohibited water activities from the San Lorenzo rivermouth to Fair Avenue until Saturday morning. The closure — and reports of the attack, which did not cause any injury — has shocked the surf community. The order, which shut down water activities in Main Beach, Cowell Beach, Steamer Lane, Its Beach and others, was issued after a large shark bit a kayak a quarter mile off Steamer Lane about 11...
  • Great White Shark Trapped on Beach Causes a Scene

    04/09/2017 10:24:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 8, 2017
    A stranded great white shark caused quite a stir along the California shore on Friday. Dozens of people gathered on the cliffs of Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz to watch the 8-foot shark trapped in the shallow reef. Video from CNN affiliate KSBW then captured the still-alive shark rolling in the incoming tide — bruised and bloodied. Authorities were notified in the afternoon by someone walking on the beach that people were taking pictures of the shark — including one person in the water, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
  • Women’s Day Protest Groups Conflict Over Race In Santa Cruz

    03/10/2017 5:56:24 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-10-2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Conflict emerged between protest groups demonstrating on International Women’s Day in downtown Santa Cruz, California on Wednesday, as a “Brown Squad” focused on racial issues faced off against a “less diverse” group of protesters. The local Santa Cruz Sentinel described an “intense conflict” between the two protest groups, which it described as follows: The protest’s two distinct groups clearly had different agendas. The first included roughly 75 younger protesters, mostly women of color, who marched down from UC Santa Cruz. This group’s messaging was focused on racism, white privilege, patriarchal oppression, as well as transgender and queer issues. The second...
  • Agents Bust Violent Street Gang In Santa Cruz

    02/13/2017 8:14:37 AM PST · by csvset · 34 replies
    Kpix ^ | 13 feb 2017
    Agents Bust Violent Street Gang In Santa Cruz February 13, 2017 7:19 AM SANTA CRUZ (KPIX 5) – The Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz police busted what was described as a violent street gang linked to murders and drug trafficking early Monday morning. Residents said they were woken up by the sound of helicopters and flash bang grenades around 4:00 a.m. At that time, authorities launched raids in multiple locations, making several arrests. Authorities said the gang has been operating in the Santa Cruz area for at least a decade. “It’s been a multi-year investigation, into a criminal...
  • Sheriff: Abused girl led to discovery of 2 kids' bodies in storage locker

    SALINAS, Calif. —Salinas police are investigating a horrific double homicide that left two kids dead and a third child fighting for her life in a hospital. The bodies of a 3-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were found in a storage locker in Redding, Calif. Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and her 17-year-old boyfriend, Gonzalo Curiel, were arrested on charges of felony child abuse, torture, and mayhem. A severely abused 9-year-old girl was found at home and is undergoing surgery for "numerous injuries," Plumas County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Peay said. (snip) Huntsman is a relative of the two homicide victims but not...
  • Attacker identified as UC Merced freshman

    11/05/2015 7:56:19 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 55 replies
    Merced Sun Star ^ | Nov. 5, 2017 | Rob Parsons
    The UC Merced student who wounded four people in a stabbing spree at the campus has been identified as Faisal Mohammad, a freshman student from Santa Clara. Merced Couty Sheriff Vern Warnke confirmed the identity of the 18-year-old student to the Sun-Star early Thursday.
  • 2 Fish and Wildlife wardens rescued after boat explodes near Santa Cruz

    09/07/2015 2:12:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    KION ^ | Sep 05, 2015
    The United States Coast Guard said two Fish and Wildlife wardens suffered second-degree burns after their boat exploded near Santa Cruz Saturday morning. A good Samaritan pulled the wardens out of the water. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.
  • Santa Cruz Police: Man Took Pics of Nude 7-Year-Old in Shower

    08/06/2015 8:14:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    BREITBART ^ | William Bigelow 4 Aug 2015
    Santa Cruz police are searching for a man who allegedly photographed a naked 7-year-old girl in a public shower on July 13. The girl was rinsing off her body near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Beach Street around 5:15 p.m. when a restaurant worker noticed an older white man, who looked to be in his late sixties, apparently snapping pictures, according to KSBW. The man was described as 5’8”, with white hair, a cowboy hat and a sleeveless T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Cruz police at 831-420-5820.
  • Maddy Middleton murder: A teen's turbulent family life and the death of a Santa Cruz 8-year-old

    07/31/2015 10:08:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 07/31/2015 | Stephen Baxter
    As a sharper picture formed of a shy 15-year-old raised in a troubled and sometimes violent home, Adrian Jere Gonzalez appeared in court for the first time to face charges of raping and killing 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton.
  • Santa Cruz boy accused of murdering, raping Madyson charged as adult

    07/29/2015 11:54:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    ksbw ^ | 11:48 AM PDT Jul 29, 2015 | Amy Larson
    Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured 8-year-old Madyson Middleton into his Santa Cruz apartment, raped and killed her, and put her body in a box, investigators said. Rosell announced Wednesday morning that he charged the 15-year-old as an adult, and identified the boy for the first time. "He is charged with one count of murder, (with) special circumstances involving sexual offenses, lying in wait, and kidnapping," Rosell said. According to Police Chief Kevin Vogel, Gonzalez lured Madyson into his apartment. The young girl trusted the boy enough to follow him into the apartment because he was her neighbor at the Tannery Arts...
  • Tight-knit Tannery Arts community tested by murder

    07/28/2015 6:53:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/28/15 | Ryan Masters
    A day after the body of a girl believed to be 8-year-old resident Madyson “Maddy” Middleton was discovered in a recycling bin below the complex, the reeling Tannery Arts Center community closed ranks and grieved privately.
  • Missing Santa Cruz 8 year old girl was raped and strangled (by illegal alien?)

    07/28/2015 6:09:22 PM PDT · by Wayne07 · 97 replies
    KRON ^ | 07/28/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    Missing Santa Cruz girl was raped and strangled, sources say SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Sources say that the 8-year-old girl who vanished from her Santa Cruz apartment complex Sunday night was raped and strangled before her body was found inside a dumpster. Madyson Middleton’s body was discovered inside of a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Center by one of the department’s detectives Monday night. Police are not sure how long the body was inside the dumpster. [...] Initial reports of Middleton’s disappearance were received at 6:08 p.m. Sunday night, police said. Surveillance video captured footage of the girl riding her...
  • Body of missing Santa Cruz girl found near her home

    07/27/2015 10:07:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 12 replies
    KTVU ^ | 07-27-2015
    Police and FBI agents swarmed the Tannery Arts Center Monday night shortly before word surfaced that the body of a missing Santa Cruz girl had been found close to her home.
  • FBI seeks vandals who cut Bay Area fiber-optic cables

    06/17/2015 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/16/15 | Henry K. Lee
    The FBI asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying people who have severed underground fiber-optic cables throughout the Bay Area. Over the past year, vandals have used tools to intentionally cut the cables in Berkeley, Fremont, Alamo, Walnut Creek and San Jose in 10 separate incidents, most of which happened in the middle of the night, said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich. The cost of the damage was not discosed. The FBI is coordinating the investigation, which involves several local law enforcement agencies, Wuthrich said. The cases are not related to a mysterious rifle attack on a Pacific Gas...
  • Man sentenced to 88 years to life in murder of Santa Cruz shop owner

    03/25/2015 7:26:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/25/15 | Stephen Baxter
    Nearly three years since 38-year-old shop owner Shannon Collins was stabbed to death on her way to a hair appointment in Santa Cruz, her killer was sentenced on Wednesday to 88 years to life in prison.
  • WATCH LIVE: UC Santa Cruz students block Highway 1 next to fishhook

    03/03/2015 1:26:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KSBW.com ^ | Mar 03, 2015 | Amy Larson
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —Six young protesters are blocking Highway 1 in Santa Cruz where the fishhook merges with Highway 17. A California Highway Patrol officer told KSBW that the protesters are University of California Santa Cruz students. They are using their bodies, trash cans filled with cement, and pipes to block southbound lanes. Students are linked together and laying down across the usually-busy highway. While holding a banner reading "Fight The Hikes," demonstrators said they are standing up against tuition hikes by the University of California system, as well as police brutality.
  • San Jose Mercury News: Global Warming Could Ruin Surfing

    02/24/2015 9:15:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In an article chock full of "could" and computer model projections, the San Jose Mercury News speculates in the headline, "Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz's famed surfing waves." Key word is "may" since it also may not. However, this doesn't prevent reporter James Urton from engaging in extreme conjecture about surf conditions in a century while computer model projections are often unable to correctly project the weather for the next day. Let us now join Urton in the midst of his Chicken Little mode concerning the future of Santa Cruz surfing: