2017 Capitola-Aptos Rotary Community Grants

2017 Capitola-Aptos Rotary Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Capitola-Aptos awarded its 2017 Community Grants at its recent Thursday luncheon, recognizing nineteen nonprofit community groups for their work benefitting the people of Santa Cruz County. The honorees included organizations working with youth, families and the homeless, as well as educational, environmental and cultural programs. Each representative also received a certificate […]

Governor Appoints Kim Baskett to SC Superior Court

Governor Appoints Kim Baskett to SC Superior Court

SACRAMENTO — Kim E. Baskett, 64, of Watsonville, has been a commissioner at the Santa Cruz County Superior Court since 2007 and a traffic referee from 2003 to 2007. Commissioner Baskett served as an Assistant County Counsel at the Santa Cruz County Counsel’s Office from 1994 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from […]

NorCal State High School Mountain Bike Finals

NorCal State High School Mountain Bike Finals

Results of the 2017 California High School Mountain Bike State Championships race held on May 14, 2017 in Petaluma, CA. Over 800 of the state’s top ranked teenage cyclists, and thousands of their fans that lined the course, were treated to an incredibly competitive mountain bike race. The Hellman Family’s Five Springs Farm welcomed student-athletes […]

How to Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs

How to Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs

By Greg Dill Driving near Monterey, Calif., recently, I stopped at a roadside stand to buy some freshly picked strawberries. May is high season for California strawberries, and the fields were exploding with beautiful, ripe fruit. The gentleman working the stand, Jack, asked what I do for a living. When I told him I work […]

2016 Consumer Water Report Available Now

2016 Consumer Water Report Available Now

By Melanie Schumacher, Associate Manager Soquel Creek Water District The Soquel Creek Water District is pleased to announce we have completed our 2016 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report and it is available on our website at www.soquelcreekwater.org/sites/default/files/documents/Reports/2016wqr.pdf The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are tasked with establishing drinking […]

Playroom / Toys

Playroom / Toys

Please simplify me, Pam! My kids have so many different toys they play with each day, and the mess is hard to manage. ••• It’s never too early to instill the joy of sorting and organizing in kids! They sort blocks, so keep the “fun” going. It can start small with keeping their shoes matched […]

Hillis Williams, Master of Material Designs

Hillis Williams, Master of Material Designs

By C J Many of us grew up thinking education was about the 3 R’s and that meant Reading, Riting and ‘Rithmatic. Add to that Reusing, Repurposing and Recycling you have the experience of Hillis Williams, an environmentally friendly artist in Soquel, California. He’s been a popular stop on our local Open Studios Tours for […]

Patrick Wants to be YOUR Long-Term Companion

Patrick Wants to be YOUR Long-Term Companion

A Good Samaritan brought Patrick (A234193) to the shelter because they were worried about him living on the streets. He was previously neutered and has a “tipped” right ear (to signify that he is fixed), but whoever neutered him failed to implant a microchip. No one came looking for him therefore he is trying to […]

MVCS 2017 Salutatorian and Valedictorian

MVCS 2017 Salutatorian and Valedictorian

Salutatorian Kye Wayne Shi Shanghai, China – Son of Sheri Hsueh Four years at MVC. Distinguished Activities/Awards: United States Physics Olympics Team, Robotics Club, Ping Pong, Boys Tennis, Annual Math & Physics Tests Gold medals, Loudest 3-D Printer Award. After graduation Yale University with the intention of studying Mathematics. California Scholarship Federation, National Honors Society […]