Honoring Tom Gilbertson: Four Decades of Fighting Crime

Honoring Tom Gilbertson: Four Decades of Fighting Crime

By Gail Penniman In 1996 Tom Gilbertson was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor for diffusing a potentially lethal situation when a disturbed individual near Big Basin State Park aimed a .357 Magnum at his face. In his quiet and humble way, Gilbertson tells the 21-year-old tale, about how the individual came out of it […]

Down To Earth Women Luncheon

Down To Earth Women Luncheon

… Record-Breaking Attendance! The 10th Annual Down to Earth Women (DEW) Luncheon was held at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, and had a record attendance – over 320 women! This event is for women who are involved in, or support, agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. The purpose of the luncheon is to raise funds for Agri-Culture’s […]

NorCal State High School Mountain Bike Championships

NorCal State High School Mountain Bike Championships

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

Aptos Times: May 15, 2017

Aptos Times: May 15, 2017

Celebrating ‘Our’ Babies • The Last Show – Ikemoto’s Work On Display One Last Time • PVA May Membership Drive • Public Support for Aptos/La Selva Firefighters – Community’s Message to ALSFD Governing Board was Clear by Noel Smith • Felton Library Friends Online Auction • Caltrans 27th Annual
Workers Memorial Remembered • Santa Cruz METRO […]

Santa Cruz METRO Welcomes Assemblymember Anna Caballero!

Santa Cruz METRO Welcomes Assemblymember Anna Caballero!

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District welcomed CA State Assemblymember Anna Caballero to a METRO facilities tour and lunch on April 28, 2017. Various transportation issues were discussed. METRO thanks Assemblymember Caballero and her fellow legislators for her support of local transit and the recent successful passing of SB1 which will provide much needed “local match” […]

Felton Library Friends Online Auction

Felton Library Friends Online Auction

Eleven larger-than-life “Fantastic Figures” unveiled at the recent festival sponsored by Felton Library Friends are on auction at www.feltonlibraryfriends.org. Each piece was created by a different local artist in celebration of the coming new Felton branch library and its adjoining Outdoor Discovery Park. Proceeds from the auction will support Felton Library Friends and the County in […]

Caltrans 27th Annual Workers Memorial Remembered

Caltrans 27th Annual Workers Memorial Remembered

SACRAMENTO — This year, Caltrans paid special tribute to Jorge Lopez, Randy Whisenhunt and Annette Brooks, who all lost their lives since last year’s memorial. Mr. Lopez was an electrician who was struck and killed on Sept. 1, 2016, by an errant big rig that crossed onto the shoulder on SR-14 in Acton. Whisenhunt was an […]

Jose German Basurto Earns Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship

Jose German Basurto Earns Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship

Agri-Culture announced that Jose German Basurto has been awarded its Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship for 2017. This college scholarship is awarded to a student who is, or will be majoring in agriculture. Jose is currently a senior year at Watsonville High School. He played basketball in school and has been an “Honor Roll” student. He […]

State Route 9 Closure

State Route 9 Closure

From Junction of Highway 9 and Highway 35 to Redwood Gulch Rd. in Santa Clara County Thursday May 11, 2017 (0700 to 2200 hrs.) SANTA CLARA COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will Close approx. 3 mile section of Hwy 9 for construction from junction of Hwy 9 and Hwy 35 to Redwood Gulch […]

SC Music Fest Scores Another Stellar Lineup

SC Music Fest Scores Another Stellar Lineup

Memorial Day Weekend • Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 • Gates open 10 a.m. Aptos Village Park This year’s Santa Cruz American Music Festival is bringing in some of the biggest names in rock, blues, folk and funk and showcasing some adventurous new directions. Saturday headliner Mellissa Etheridge is a household name among […]