Phil Gomez, KSBW Action News 8

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KSBW Action News 8

Aptos, CA, United States

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Past articles by Phil:

Commitment 2022: Meet the candidates for Santa Cruz mayor

Two candidates are in the running to be the first elected mayor of Santa Cruz. → Read More

Meet the Santa Cruz County Supervisor District 3 candidates

Rebuilding Santa Cruz mountain communities destroyed in the CZU lightning complex fire is top of mind for both Justin Cummings and Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson. → Read More

Santa Cruz sanitation workers to strike starting Monday

Sanitation trucks will remain idle. Trash and recyclable services for residents and businesses will be unavailable. → Read More

What's coming up for Santa Cruz County's midterm elections

In just a few days, the Secretary of State will mail out the official voter information guide, which begins the wheels turning for upcoming election day, Nov. 8. → Read More

Santa Cruz's RV Safe Parking Program up and running for permanent housing

This Safe Parking Program is part of the city's Oversized Vehicle Ordinance that was passed a year ago. → Read More

New life for historic La Bahia in Santa Cruz with hotel groundbreaking

An underground parking garage for 225 visitors and staff will be included. → Read More

Help from community and Salvation Army helps one man get off the streets

It was a matter of not giving up, being willing to work and accepting support from the community that got Kevin Bradfield back on his feet. → Read More

Santa Cruz Benchland campers wait until last minute to begin frantic move-out

The city has 79 spaces available at the armory but as of noon, only two campers moved in. → Read More

California wine growers move to over-night harvesting during heat wave

When temperatures surge into triple digits, farmers are forced to make critical decisions. → Read More

Santa Cruz plans rehousing of campers living at the Benchlands

After two-and-a-half years of people living in tents in the Benchlands at San Lorenzo Park, campers are scheduled to begin moving out next week. → Read More

Popular California seafood restaurant in Moss Landing relocating

After more than 20 years, the business is leaving its location on Sandholdt Road after the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute did not renew its lease. → Read More

Lifeguards anticipate large crowds at Monterey Bay beaches

Beaches could be even busier over the Labor Day weekend as many areas in California are under excessive heat warnings. → Read More

Excessive heat warning issued in the Santa Cruz mountains

The Central Coast is bracing for a heat wave in the coming days that could heat things up during the Labor Day Weekend. → Read More

Football referee shortage impacting Central Coast high school football for a second year

For the second year in a row there are not enough referees to officiate high school football games. → Read More

Watsonville Community Hospital could be under new management by next week

The Pajaro Valley Health Care District now has enough money to move forward with the purchase of Watsonville Community Hospital. → Read More

Santa Cruz hopes to move campers out of the Benchlands beginning in September

estimates there are 225 living in the Benchlands. → Read More

Santa Cruz police arrest suspected arsonist

The man is accused of starting eight fires Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Soquel Union Elementary School teachers get 15% pay raise

After almost a year of negotiations with the Soquel Union Elementary School District it provided its 110 certified employees with a boost in pay. → Read More

Underground power lines placed in Santa Cruz County

The utility company is in the process of installing metal power poles and putting power lines underground. It's part of a 10,000-mile improvement project statewide. → Read More

Santa Cruz City Schools to unveil new safety lockdown system when school begins this week

The new security system can lock down individual classrooms and entire school buildings remotely. → Read More