A portion of Highway 9 is expected to be closed from April 22 to April 25 as crews remove dead trees located along the highway.
A needle was found by a child near Main Beach in Santa Cruz, Sunday, but dozens more have been collected since the start of the year. "It's my local beach and I've picked up over 20 dirty needles," said Santa Cruz resident and nurse, Melissa Freebarin.
On the University of California Santa Cruz campus, a group called "The Cove" hosted a non-traditonal event on the unofficial pot holiday, April 20.
A crowd gathered at UCSC when the clock struck 4:20 p.m., Saturday, but less than an hour before, Porter Meadow was nearly empty. For those who have made this their 4/20 tradition, the turnout is a disappointment.