Santa Cruz County

Erika Mahoney

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Loma Fire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains. As of Thursday evening, firefighters had reached 22% containment and the fire had burned more than 3,800 acres.  

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday Afternoon Update

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has lifted some evacuation orders.  Residents in the following areas can return home.  Roads remain closed to non-resident traffic.

Brant Herrett

A wildfire burning on Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains is threatening homes and critical emergency radio towers.

James Tensuan

Faced with growing potholes and shrinking government budgets, transportation officials in Santa Cruz County are turning to voters. They’re asking people to open up their pocketbooks to help pay for road and transit projects.