City of Capitola and police agree to five-year labor pact

City of Capitola and police agree to five-year labor pact

By JON CHOWN CAPITOLA — The city of Capitola has settled contract negotiations with the Capitola Police Officers Association, agreeing to a five-year contract that keeps police officers’  pay the same this year, but increases it by 3.5 percent each year after. The City Council hailed the new agreement during its Thursday night meeting. The […]

Thomas Kinkade: Painter of Light

Thomas Kinkade: Painter of Light

The Legacy Tour: Patrick Kinkade talks about his brother’s life August 17 Renowned artist Thomas Kinkade is known as the “Painter of Light” for his landscapes, with images of woodlands, country cottages, lighthouses, churches and Disney-like scenes. Few know Thomas Kinkade better than his younger brother, Professor Patrick Kinkade. At his most popular, Thomas Kinkade […]

Wine Tasting by Corralitos Wine Company

Wine Tasting by Corralitos Wine Company

For one of the most unique and intimate wine tasting experiences you’ll ever have, come to the Corralitos Wine Company tasting room. We are offering tastings every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5. Corralitos Wine Company was born in 1999 when a group of friends got together at harvest to bottle the fruits of their labor.  […]

Aptos Fourth of July Parade Winners

Aptos Fourth of July Parade Winners

Grand prize: Veterans of Foreign Wars Adults Groups First Prize: Santa Cruz Fly Fisherman Most Patriotic: Sons of Beach Ukulele Band Most Unique: Second Harvest Food Bank Bands First Prize: Watsonville Band Cars First Prize: Shadowbrook Most Patriotic: Dale Wenger Children Groups First Prize: June Bug’s Gym Most Patriotic: Cabrillo Crushers Most Unique: Christian Youth […]

SC Chamber of Commerce on our Water Issue

SC Chamber of Commerce on our Water Issue

The news over the next few months will be inundated with stories, editorials, and debate on the minutiae of a desalination plant. No serious participant in this contest of scientists, engineers, planners, and visionaries, however, is arguing that we have enough water. That is good, because we don’t. Our capacity to ensure employers and investors […]

Children’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network

  Since 1989, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital has been a part of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). CMN is a national charity of 170 affiliated hospitals whose mission is to generate funds to benefit children’s healthcare. To date, over $11 million has been raised by our local Children’s Miracle Network program. One hundred percent of […]

Santa Cruz County Most Wanted

Santa Cruz County Most Wanted

  May 8th 2013 Name: Diane Aguilar Wanted: Accessory after the fact, falsely reporting a crime and association with a criminal street gang Age: 40 Description: 5’2”, 175, brown hair and brown eyes City of Residence: Freedom Details: Aguilar is wanted for failing to appear for court on charges of falsely reporting a crime to […]

SV Capital Improvements Coming!

SV Capital Improvements Coming!

City Council approves budget for its Capital Improvements Program thru 2018 By Noel Smith – noel@cyber-times.com The Scotts Valley City Council has approved the City’s 2013-2018 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as presented its Public Works Department. The total Capital Improvement Program for its streets, parks, other facilities and infrastructure for fiscal year 2013-14 is almost […]

The Wonder of Words

The Wonder of Words

Erin deCastongrene, 5th Grade   Mom   Through thick and thin and ups and downs, You’ve always been by my side. You gave me life, You give me love, And you give me light. You really do all you can. And, through it all, Mom, You’ve always held my hand. I remember asking, “Would you […]