Santa Cruz

Another View: For boomers, pickleball is court of last resort

I have discovered the path to world peace, and it is a game called “pickleball.” In fact, if diplomats could find a way to coax Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on a cou ...

Ocean salmon season to open Saturday, April 6

The opening of the ocean salmon fishery is something party boats owners and operators up and down the coast look forward to. There’s just not much ocean fishing during the wi ...

Sheriff: Santa Cruz cop shooting suspect had armor

  SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of two California police detectives was wearing body armor and had three guns when he died in a shootout with ...

Save a stamp; file your hunting, fishing reports online

For a number of species, hunters have had to return tags or report cards by conventional mail. Usually, it reaches its destination; but occasionally, one is lost.The Department of ...

Hunting wild turkeys on private property may require a trade, but it's worth it

Oh, where to hunt, where to hunt. That’s a popular refrain from many hunters hoping to pursue one of the state’s permanent residents, the wild turkey.The season opens t ...

Fed sets final season dates for offshore salmon fishery

All fishing in offshore waters is totally controlled by the federal government, specifically, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. This agency sets, for example, the season da ...

Ramona Lou gathers fashion treasure trove

An Auburn native is translating her love of fashion into retail. Sommer Naffz, a 1997 Placer High graduate, has opened Ramona Lou in Downtown Auburn. The store is named after her ...

Another View: Emergency prep begins at home, spreads abroad

As the rain pounded my office skylight and the lights flickered Monday afternoon, I had flashbacks of my two stints in the Northwest — and the incessant storms that rolled in fro ...

Legal drug sales eliminate crime

The comments about medical cannabis sales being associated with “crime” are unsupportable and show the ignorance of those making them (Journal, Aug. 25). Crime is associated ...

Local conservation corps office sends 78 to Santa Cruz fire

As fires burn throughout the state, local California Conservation Corps members have also contributed their time and help. About 78 Corps personnel from the Auburn office, which ...