Simplify Me! — On The Road/Curios, Tchotchkes

Simplify Me! — On The Road/Curios, Tchotchkes

On The Road Please simplify me, Pam! I feel like an UBER driver for my family, the car is a disaster, and it seems like we never have that one handy thing we need. ~~~ Spring has sprung, summer’s come, the hills are green, the flowers are blooming, baseball, soccer, dance and karate classes are […]

SVWD Mourns Passing Of District Director Ken Kannegaard

SVWD Mourns Passing Of District Director Ken Kannegaard

The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) is saddened to announce the passing of District Director Ken Kannegaard on May 27, following a courageous battle with cancer. Director Kannegaard was a highly dedicated public servant, first elected to the Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2006, and reelected in 2010 and 2014. He served […]

Patricia Ann Bonora

Patricia Ann Bonora

April 14, 1927 ~ June 16, 2017 As a third generation Santa Cruz Mountain farm girl, Patricia Ann Bonora grew up always working hard. Her parents, Arno and Charlotte Fidel, were respected farmers and early settlers of the predominately Swiss-German Skyland community. Pat was a dedicated student, walking nearly three miles to school, and to […]

Renting Out Your Property for the Season

Renting Out Your Property for the Season

What You Need to Know By Attorney Kendall MacRostie As rental fees and mortgage payments continue to climb in major metropolitan areas around the U.S., tenants and homeowners are turning to short-term rental services to relieve the economic burdens that have begun to build up. This option is especially appealing to individuals who travel on […]

Septic Systems For Wastewater Disposal

Septic Systems For Wastewater Disposal

By Bruce McPherson, County Supervisor 5th District When buying a home — or even remodeling or building an addition, one of the last things you want to have to deal with is a septic system. But, if you’re in San Lorenzo Valley, it should be one of the first things to take into consideration. The […]

July 4th: 73 Years Later

July 4th: 73 Years Later

Remembering D-Day — The 6th of June 1944 By Edita McQuary On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, a small group of people gathered at the California Grill on Green Valley Road in Watsonville to commemorate the event that changed history 73 years ago. On that day in 1944 more than 166,000 troops -73,000 American, 83,115 British […]

Local’s Book Signing in San Juan Bautista

Local’s Book Signing in San Juan Bautista

Amazing things are happening at Jardines De San Juan Mexican restaurant, located in the heart of historical San Juan Bautista. Jardines is known for its traditional Mexican cuisine and expansive garden patio. The restaurant will host a book signing Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside among the flowers and shade trees. Featured […]

Venue Offers Works of Art From Local Artists

Venue Offers Works of Art From Local Artists

By Elaine Kennedy Art of Santa Cruz and the Capitola Mall are sponsoring the Third Friday Art Walk. May 19 was the first Third Friday Art walk in two years with others scheduled for June 16, July 21, and August 17. Empty stores are taken over by Art of Santa Cruz and local art is […]

What Can Investors Learn from the All Stars?

What Can Investors Learn from the All Stars?

Next week, the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Marlins Park in Miami. If you’re a baseball fan, you may tune in to admire the skills and grace of the players. And if you’re an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the All Stars, including these: Alertness — Most […]