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Man says great white bit his boat off California coast

SANTA CRUZ — A man says he was fishing off the Northern…

 

Park guests look over the damage after a powerful storm overnight toppled several trees inside the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach on Monday. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Powerful thunderstorms rage throughout California

LOS ANGELES — Powerful thunderstorms raged throughout California on Monday, walloping the…

 

In this July 27, 2015, file photo, search volunteer Sean Milligan, left, tapes a missing girl flyer on the back of his wife Pepper Milligan, who then roller skated on the Santa Cruz boardwalk to alert people to the disappearance of Madyson Middleton. Middleton was later found to have been killed. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Teen pleads not guilty in killing of Santa Cruz girl, 8

SANTA CRUZ — A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday in the…

 

Neighbors look at the growing memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and notes left in memory of Madyson Middleton in Santa Cruz, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (Terry Chea/AP)

Coroner: Santa Cruz girl died of asphyxiation, stab wounds

Sheriff's officials say an 8-year-old Northern California girl who they say was…

Neighbors look at the growing memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and notes left in memory of Madyson Middleton in Santa Cruz, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (Terry Chea/AP)
Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, enters the courtroom Thursday, July 30, 2015 where his arraignment was delayed in Santa Cruz, Calif.  (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Teen charged in death of 8-year-old appears in court

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and…

Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, enters the courtroom Thursday, July 30, 2015 where his arraignment was delayed in Santa Cruz, Calif.  (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
Neighbors look at the growing memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and notes left in memory of Madyson Middleton in Santa Cruz, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Terry Chea/AP)

Prosecutors charge teen as adult in death of 8-year-old

SANTA CRUZ — Prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged a 15-year-old boy…

Neighbors look at the growing memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and notes left in memory of Madyson Middleton in Santa Cruz, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Terry Chea/AP)
Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday, July 27, 2015, outside the Tannery Arts Center apartments where Madyson disappeared Sunday evening while waiting for a friend in Santa Cruz, Calif.  Jordan pleaded for her safe return Monday as a statewide search grew to include federal authorities. Madyson Middleton vanished Sunday afternoon from an artist community center in a Northern California beach town where she lives with her mother. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Authorities confirm body is that of missing Santa Cruz girl

SANTA CRUZ — A teenage boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his…

Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday, July 27, 2015, outside the Tannery Arts Center apartments where Madyson disappeared Sunday evening while waiting for a friend in Santa Cruz, Calif.  Jordan pleaded for her safe return Monday as a statewide search grew to include federal authorities. Madyson Middleton vanished Sunday afternoon from an artist community center in a Northern California beach town where she lives with her mother. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
Santa Cruz County Sheriff search and rescue team members search for clues in the disappearance of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Police and volunteers were searching Monday for a missing 8-year-old girl a day after she vanished from a California community center where she lives with her mother. Madyson Middleton was last seen Sunday afternoon riding a scooter outside the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, a beach town along the Northern California coast. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Authorities: Teen lured Santa Cruz girl into apartment before killing her

SANTA CRUZ — A teenage boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his…

Santa Cruz County Sheriff search and rescue team members search for clues in the disappearance of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Police and volunteers were searching Monday for a missing 8-year-old girl a day after she vanished from a California community center where she lives with her mother. Madyson Middleton was last seen Sunday afternoon riding a scooter outside the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, a beach town along the Northern California coast. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Police: Body believed to be missing Santa Cruz girl found

SANTA CRUZ — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl…

Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday, July 27, 2015, outside the Tannery Arts Center apartments where Madyson disappeared Sunday evening while waiting for a friend in Santa Cruz, Calif.  (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Mother pleads for return of missing Santa Cruz 8-year-old

SANTA CRUZ — The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for…

Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday, July 27, 2015, outside the Tannery Arts Center apartments where Madyson disappeared Sunday evening while waiting for a friend in Santa Cruz, Calif.  (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday

Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill Google exec

A high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose…

AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s OfficeThis photo provided Thursday

Toxin found in sport-harvested shellfish from Monterey Bay

State public health officials are warning the public not to eat any…

Pacifica teen identified as victim in Santa Cruz cold case

Santa Cruz police said Thursday they had solved a nearly two-decade-old mystery…

AP Photo/KCNA via KNSIn this Nov. 9

Family: American detained in NKorea in good health

The family of an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a…

AP Photo/KCNA via KNSIn this Nov. 9
Thomas Vincent Mendoza/APMichelle Shocked had her face covered and her mouth taped shut. She dressed in a white disposable safety suit and invited people to write on it.

Michelle Shocked’s bizarre behavior outside Santa Cruz club

Michelle Shocked acted all cray-cray again. Wearing a bizarre disposable safety suit…

Thomas Vincent Mendoza/APMichelle Shocked had her face covered and her mouth taped shut. She dressed in a white disposable safety suit and invited people to write on it.
AP Photo/Thomas Vincent MendozaAlternative folk singer Michelle Shocked strums her guitar outside Moe’s Alley nightclub in Santa Cruz

Michelle Shocked sits in at canceled show in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Face covered and mouth taped shut, alternative…

AP Photo/Thomas Vincent MendozaAlternative folk singer Michelle Shocked strums her guitar outside Moe’s Alley nightclub in Santa Cruz
Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz SentinelSanta Cruz authorities prepare to search for a possible suspect involved in the killing of two police officers Tuesday.

Santa Cruz police release names of officers killed in shootout

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been…

Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz SentinelSanta Cruz authorities prepare to search for a possible suspect involved in the killing of two police officers Tuesday.
Getty Image File PhotoVicious? Experts say sightings in the Bay Area are not uncommon because great white sharks are curious creatures

Despite shark sightings, experts say there’s little to fear

A great white shark attacked a kayak near Pleasure Point in Santa…

Getty Image File PhotoVicious? Experts say sightings in the Bay Area are not uncommon because great white sharks are curious creatures
Courtesy photoDi Huang

Cofounder of new dating site says the key is social

Di Huang, the 24-year-old co-founded the dating website SoWink (www.sowink.com), which launched…

Courtesy photoDi Huang

Sea lion suffering gunshot wound dies despite rescue efforts

A sea lion found on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf suffering from…