Permanent Memorial Planned for Fallen Santa Cruz Police Officers
The Santa Cruz Police Department announced plans for a permanent memorial garden to honor fallen officers Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler, on Nov. 12.
Over 50 enthusiastic Santa Cruzans paddled along the San Lorenzo River in kayaks and canoes on Oct. 12. A city ordinance enacted in 1985 would typically prohibit this type of activity, but the recent River Paddle event served as an opportunity for residents to re-evaluate the river as a recreational area.
Explosion Southeast of Downtown Santa Cruz
On Sunday, September 29 at 1:25 P.M., the Santa Cruz Fire and Police Departments raced to an apartment building ravaged by fire in the 700 block of Third Street. Three male victims who had been severely burned were rescued and rushed by helicopter to a trauma center in the area.