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    SANTA CRUZ — A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge raised the bail for Pleasure Point surfing mentor Lucas Klatt to $250,000 during his first court appearance Thursday. Lucas Klatt  Judge Rebecca Connolly also agreed to issue a criminal protective order for an unnamed juvenile related to the case. One victim has been identified to date on the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s Office complaint. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office arrested Klatt, 39, Monday. He has been indicted on charges of...
    SANTA CRUZ — An arraignment in the case of a Portland man who drove off West Cliff Drive into the ocean this week has been deferred by two weeks. John Kenyanjui  John Kenyanjui, appearing Thursday morning by audio teleconference before Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Rebecca Connolly, has been charged with seven felony charges, including carjacking, attempted carjacking, two counts of assault with a semiautomatic rifle, illegal discharge of a firearm and evading police. The 56-year-old man has been...
    Fourth of July weekend is usually a big beach weekend. For more than 100 years, people from all over California have packed up the car and headed to the water’s edge with ice chests, blankets and picnic baskets to kick back and celebrate America telling King George III to take a long walk on a short pier. But this year, with the coronavirus pandemic still spreading, there are a lot of changes on the coast. Q: Didn’t I hear that...
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A carjacking suspect fleeing Santa Cruz County authorities ended up in the drink and then the clink. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to reports of a man shooting a handgun in the air near Davenport. Soon after, the same man allegedly carjacked someone and fled at speeds over 100 mph (161 kph) toward the city of Santa Cruz, where deputies called off the pursuit for safety reasons. A short...
    SANTA CRUZ — A Santa Cruz man was arrested Monday on suspicion of various sex crimes involving a minor. Lucas Klatt  The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Lucas Klatt on charges of annoying or molesting a child, lewd acts with a victim under the age of 15, stalking and burglary. He is being held on $100,000 bail at the Santa Cruz County Main Jail. Klatt, according to the Sheriff’s Office, is known in the Santa Cruz County surfing...
    DAVENPORT (CBS SF) — A dangerous, gun-wielding carjacking suspect terrified guests inside a restaurant in a Santa Cruz County beach town Tuesday afternoon before leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended with a stolen car going off a cliff. It was later determined the suspect fired shots inside the restaurant before carjacking a victim and fleeing with authorities in pursuit. The wild scene unfolded in the beach town of Davenport in Santa Cruz County. At around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday...
    DAVENPORT (CBS SF) — A dangerous carjacking suspect terrified guests inside a restaurant in a Santa Cruz County beach town Tuesday afternoon before leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended with a stolen car going off a cliff. It was later determined the suspect fired shots inside the restaurant before carjacking a victim and fleeing with authorities in pursuit. The wild scene unfolded in the beach town of Davenport in Santa Cruz County. At around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon,...
    Working to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said that the state plans to announce tougher enforcement of health rules on Wednesday as the Fourth of July weekend approaches. Newsom, however, did not specify what those new rules might look like. “Tomorrow we will be making some additional announcements on efforts to use that dimmer switch we’ve referred to and begin to toggle back on our stay-at-home order and tighten...
    EDWARDS COUNTY, TX – The Edward’s County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday a second arrest in a seven-year-old capital murder case. Rosa Yareli Medina, 33, a resident of San Antonio, was booked into the Edward’s County Detention Center on Monday and charged with first-degree murder. Medina’s bond was set at $1,000,000. ECSO said the arrest was made with assistance from the Texas Attorney General Office’s Sergeant and the Texas Rangers. Medina is the second person charged in the death of...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — The mayor of Santa Cruz is urging residents ahead of the Fourth of July weekend to consider staying home instead of heading to the beach and reminding people about the state’s mandatory face mask requirement. Mayor Justin Cummings said in a prepared statement that with Santa Cruz County beaches now open and crowds expected to visit them during the holiday weekend, he wants people to remain cautious, limit gatherings and avoid crowds. “Santa Cruz has been...
    From a winery perspective, county-by-county rules about reopening are presenting a great deal of confusion. If you’re in Santa Clara County, you must sell food to serve wine. Not so in Santa Cruz County, which, along with Monterey County, was able to reopen without the food requirement. Still, social distancing, sanitation and protocols set by the state are altering the winetasting experience. In Saratoga, COVID-19 dealt the winetasting scene a major blow. Mindego Ridge and Lexington shuttered their joint tasting...
    From a winery perspective, county-by-county rules about reopening are presenting a great deal of confusion. If you’re in Santa Clara County, you must sell food to serve wine. Not so in Santa Cruz County, which, along with Monterey County, was able to reopen without the food requirement. Still, social distancing, sanitation and protocols set by the state are altering the wine-tasting experience. Los Gatos wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains are located in both Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties....
    SANTA CRUZ (KPIX 5) — Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, Santa Cruz County reopened its beaches to the public on Friday. Just a few months ago, deputies were warning people not to get on the water, or else they’d get fined. But after months of people ignoring the order, the county gave in, and the beaches are back open again. The original closure on May 2 made it illegal to be on the beaches from 11 a.m. to 5...
    Santa Cruz County announced Thursday that it will reopen all of its beaches, starting Friday, following a nearly two-month period where they were mostly closed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Santa Cruz County is believed to be the last of California’s 15 coastal counties to reopen its beaches. The main reason for the shift, said Santa Cruz County Public Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel, was because the public was overwhelmingly ignoring the restrictions. “We had hoped to continue the...
    As California reported back-to-back record numbers of coronavirus cases this week amid the continued reopening of the state, Santa Cruz County has decided to fully reopen its beaches, noting that the restrictions were becoming increasingly difficult to enforce. The county, which has upheld some of the state’s strictest shelter-in-place guidelines longer than many other locales in California, will lift all beach closures at midnight,officials said. The current order closed beaches from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all activities except...
    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (CBS SF) — While Santa Cruz County health officials on Thursday reported a significant jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last week, the county will reopen beaches due to the challenges law enforcement is having keeping restrictions in place. County Health Officer Dr. Gail Newell said the video press conference on Thursday morning was being held due to several “interesting developments” in the county’s coronavirus response that merited the conference. Dr. Newell reported that...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDCs 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new daily, interactive newscast about the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDCs 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new daily, interactive newscast about the...
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- A memorial service was held Wednesday morning for the Santa Cruz County sheriffs deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month.The procession for Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was held earlier Wednesday, with several viewing points throughout the county.RELATED: We lost a hero: 38-year-old deputy killed, 2 officers injured after ambush in Santa Cruz County, sheriff saysSgt. Gutzwiller was shot and killed while responding to a report of a suspicious van...
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- A memorial service is being held Wednesday morning for the Santa Cruz County sheriffs deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month.ABC7 will be airing both events live on abc7news.com, our Facebook and Youtube pages.The procession for Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was held earlier Wednesday, with several viewing points throughout the county.Whole Foods/Rite Aid parking lot 911 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz38th Avenue to the Hook Parking LotCapitola Mall and BevMo!...
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- A memorial service will be held Wednesday morning for the Santa Cruz County sheriffs deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month.ABC7 will be airing both events live on abc7news.com, our Facebook and Youtube pages.The procession for Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was held earlier Wednesday, with several viewing points throughout the county.Whole Foods/Rite Aid parking lot 911 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz38th Avenue to the Hook Parking LotCapitola Mall and BevMo!...
    A Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy wounded in an “ambush” shooting that killed a sergeant in Ben Lomond earlier this month has been released from the hospital to recover from his injuries at home, the sheriff’s office said Sunday. Deputy Alex Spencer was the second deputy injured in the ambush attack last week. He was shot, hit with shrapnel and struck by the suspect’s car. He not only survived, but is now out of the hospital recovering at home....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and Californias first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and Californias first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San...
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Whether in the mountains, on the boardwalk, or through downtown, people across the City of Santa Cruz told ABC7 News theyre ready for any level of reopening.Resident, Kyle Hofstetter explained hes ready to welcome the usual summer rush, during this most unusual time.RELATED: Only one Bay Area county isnt allowing sit-down restaurants to reopenThis place would be packed right now, Hofstetter said, pointing to surrounding downtown streets. It would be standing room only on the...