COVID-19 outbreak kills 9 at Watsonville nursing facility

Skilled nursing facilities were hotspots of COVID-19 infection during the early months of the pandemic. Residents are usually elderly and have a variety of health problems that put them at greater risk of getting a serious case of the coronavirus.

CZU fire more destructive than 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

At last check, the fire has destroyed more than 925 homes. Past and present Santa Cruz County Supervisors are not surprised the numbers rival that of the Loma Prieta earthquake and like the earthquake, rebuilding could take years.