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PHOTO: Mole and mariachi

The fifth annual Mole and Mariachi Festival took place Saturday at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.

‘Freedom Weekend’ takes aim at human trafficking

A full slate of events is planned for Sept. 15-17 as part of “Freedom Weekend” at Corralitos Community Church, an annual look at the global problem of human trafficking.

Police nab arson suspect

Watsonville Police are crediting social media with helping them nab a 16-year-old arson suspect who allegedly started a fire at Starlight Elementary School on Aug. 27.

Two arrested for guns, two pounds of meth

Two Watsonville men were arrested during a traffic stop Thursday after police found a “substantial” amount of methamphetamine and guns in their vehicle, Watsonville Police Cpl. Rudy Lopez said Friday.

PHOTO: Fire breaks out at former rail station

Particle board now covers a burned out section of a wall at the former Watsonville Station on Walker Street at West Lake Avenue where a fire broke out late Tuesday.

Heritage Trees dwindling

Thousands of heritage trees have been cut down in the county since 2000, according to the Sierra Club of Santa Cruz County.

Shark found near East Cliff

A juvenile Great White Shark was found washed up on a Santa Cruz beach near 26th Avenue recently.

Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority" that must be revoked.

Photo story: Watsonville chase ends at levee

Watsonville Police search for two men who jumped out of this Honda sedan late Friday on the Pajaro River levee. The incident began at...