New bill requires a five-year wildfire mitigation plan and progress checks
State Senator John Laird is making sure California districts don’t hold their firefighters back from helping areas in need
The new rule applies to permitted structures that existed previously on the properties
Feelings of past grief and hope for the future were on full display on Aug. 18 at the CZU Fire Remembrance gathering...
District working on winning support for a proposed surcharge.
Firefighters from Boulder Creek, Felton, Zayante and Ben Lomond received quilts donated through the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association and local quilters.
After watching the communities of the San Lorenzo Valley suffer under the CZU Lightning Complex fire, MCT’s Peter Gelblum knew there was...
Santa Cruz County’s top fire official on Tuesday warned that, because of a lackluster rainy season, the ongoing drought and low reservoirs,...
Fire officials worry for safety of residents who tackle flames themselves
Debris flows along Big Sur coast add to threats for black abalone
Exhibit also connected fire survivors with county resources
More prevention, less red tape, immediate help for those in need among pandemic lessons
Santa Cruz County is set to receive $52.9 million from the American Rescue Plan
Cal Fire team looking for innovative ways to manage the fire season
Scotts Valley will provide aid to about 25 or so qualifying businesses
The state’s oldest park, Big Basin was nearly erased
Bill comes on the heels of the worst wildfire season in California’s history.
State agency is clarifying sometimes murky fire-safe construction standards
Company operating the site has been instrumental in several post-fire cleanups
New community science project aims to improve our understanding of post-fire ecosystems
Managing California’s nearly 300 parks will require a top-to-bottom rethink
For many San Lorenzo Valley residents, evacuation fatigue is real
While fires and mudslides send some residents packing, housing market still reaches new heights
John Walbridge named the new chief of Central Fire
County officials warn of debris flows and high winds
Catch the “Love You Madly: Artists for Santa Cruz Fire Relief” rebroadcast
Many roads must still be regraded after heavy equipment use turned dirt to powder
Skilled UCSC science writers deliver answers to fire questions in a relatable way
UCSC Science Communication students answer reader questions about wildfires
Paying tribute to the amazing people, places and events in Santa Cruz County