Santa Cruz County

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Attorney General Kamala Harris: Innovation Means California Is Country's Meth Capital

    If Walter White was real, he'd be a rank amateur playing in methamphetamine's minor leagues. The real kings of crystal are right here in California, where 70 percent of the meth consumed in the United States enters the country from Mexico, according to the California Attorney General's Office. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Woman Sues City After Month-Long Jail Stint After Mistaken Identity Arrest

    On September 12, 2011, a S.W.A.T. team busted into a Santa Cruz home and arrested a woman named Haley Wright. The local newspaper the next day noted that Wright was one of 24 people scooped up in a major narcotics sweep. She and the rest were allegedly linked to a Mexican drug cartel. She spent 30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Barred from Freedom: The Potential Role of DNA Samples in Pretrial Detention Policy

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over whether law enforcement should be allowed to take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes. Michael Dreeben, one of the lawyers arguing for the government, stated that the samples serve two purposes: "crime solution and fa ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Ross Mirkarimi Gets Prisoners to Vote

    We got a little glimpse of what Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has been doing now that he's back on the job: registering inmates to vote. And why shouldn't he want this, considering it was San Francisco prisoners who vociferously backed the embattled sheriff during his domestic violence drama that nearly co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Angry Teen Arrested After Allegedly Biting, Punching His Dog Named Tequila

    This isn't a man bites dog story. This is a man bites his dog and allegedly beats his pup story -- and that's even worse.San Francisco Police Capt. Greg Corrales tells SF Weekly that on Saturday, a witness called the cops after he allegedly saw 18-year-old Tyler Anderson punch his female pit bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Another 24 Hours: Craigslist Farm and Garden Classifieds

    CraigslistTerrorize the squash-phobic in your life.​SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist. • Five little ducks went out one day, over the hill and far away. Mother Duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack," but only four little ducks came back. Why? Because yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Snacktion: My Goodness Bar from Chocolate Visions

    T. Palmer​Name: My Goodness BarBrand: Chocolate VisionsOrigin: Scotts ValleyFound at: Fog City News (455 Market at Montgomery)Cost: $6.95Ingredients: Bittersweet chocolate, honey roasted peanuts, salt, modified food starch, coconut. Calories per serving: Not listedThe word: Lloyd and Lindy Martin' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Chronic City: Marijuana Moratorium -- How To Ignore The Voters And The Law

    Dispensary moratorium: Latest political fad?​One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed  by politic ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Nice Guys Finish First

    The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."

  • News

    November 11, 1998

    Pedal to the Mettle

    Will Europhiles wring the barf out of Bay Area cyclocross racing?

  • Calendar

    October 16, 1996
  • News

    June 28, 1995

    Conscientious Injectors

    The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent indrug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users

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