Give Kids A Smile Day

Give Kids A Smile Day

Dientes Helps 38 Children Receive Free Dental Care February 3 marked a day of smiles for many underserved kids in our community. Dientes Community Dental Care celebrated Give Kids A Smile Day by partnering with 5 volunteer hygienists from the Monterey Bay Dental Hygienists’ Association to provide 38 uninsured children with free dental care. Funding for this […]

Showtime Pizza Returns!

Showtime Pizza Returns!

Showtime Pizza is serving its many customers from a new location — Aptos Village Square 7960 Soquel Dr. Suite E — just yards away from its old address. Last October (2017) Showtime had to move out of the Rancho Del Mar shopping center along with several other businesses because of the center’s remodel. At its […]

Meet The Author: Alesa Lightbourne

Meet The Author: Alesa Lightbourne

 at Porter Memorial Library Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Alesa Lightbourne will visit the Porter Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. to speak to us about her book The Kurdish Bike. Alesa is a prize-winning author who has lived and worked in six countries. She grew up in Carmel and […]

Restoration of Tidal Marshes

Restoration of Tidal Marshes

Pajaro River Sediment Used to Rebuild Lost Elkhorn Slough Salt Marsh Habitat MOSS LANDING — The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) began earth-moving to restore 61 acres of lost coastal salt marsh in the Elkhorn Slough. The work, begun in January, adds soil from the Pajaro River flood control project to increase the […]

BFCU Names 2017 Employee Award Winners

BFCU Names 2017 Employee Award Winners

Tina Musgrave, Cara Burke take top honors; Standout performers also lauded Bay Federal Credit Union (BFCU) honored its top performing employees and announced the winners of its esteemed Service Excellence Award at Embassy Suites in Seaside, Calif., on January 27. The top honors were awarded to Tina Musgrave, Marketing Development Manager, and Cara Burke, Employee […]

Aptos Times: February 15, 2018

Aptos Times: February 15, 2018

Give Kids A Smile Day – Dientes Helps 38 Children Receive Free Dental Care • Meet The Author – Alesa Lightbourne at Porter Memorial Library • Santa Cruz Symphony News BFCU Names 2017 Employee Award Winners • Free Citizenship Workshop at the Santa Cruz Downtown Library • New Members on PVCCA Board of Directors • […]

Celebrate a Special World Wetlands Day 2018!

Celebrate a Special World Wetlands Day 2018!

Please join Watsonville Wetlands Watch for a special World Wetlands Day Celebration co-hosted with the City of Watsonville on Saturday, February 3 from 10 AM – Noon. We will gather at the Watsonville Nature Center at Ramsay Park located at 30 Harkins Slough Road for a morning of planting trees and native plants, educational activities, food, music, prizes, and more. Once again this year we’ll […]

District Receives $2M Planning Grant for Pure Water Soquel Project

District Receives $2M Planning Grant for Pure Water Soquel Project

By Melanie Mow Schumacher, P.E., Special Projects-Communications Manager January brought the Soquel Creek Water District some very exciting news from the California State Water Resources Control Board! We’ve been awarded a grant under the state’s Proposition 1 funding program for up to $2 million dollars to further evaluate our proposed groundwater replenishment project, Pure Water […]

Funding Education in California

Funding Education in California

By Michael Watkins, Superintendent of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education On January 9 the Governor released California’s 2018-19 fiscal year budget and although schools on the surface appear to be winners, one has to dig a little deeper to unearth what the new dollars really mean for California’s 6 million students and the […]

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