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Westwind: A Memory Care Community

Westwind: A Memory Care Community

Committed to Caring for Those Dealing with Dementia By Noel Smith When you first enter the Westwind Community you are impressed by the openness and the calming colors that surround you. This is a place that is designed to take away the darkness, clutter and confusion from the minds of its residents as its staff […]

Graniterock®

Graniterock®

By Erin Kelly-Allshouse Graniterock’s company roots lie deep in the history of California’s Central coast. Founded February 14, 1900, it is proud of its rich history, growth and development in the last century. A privately held company, Graniterock has been inspired by the core values originally established by Arthur Roberts Wilson. With vision, inspiration and […]

Rio Del Mar Dental

Rio Del Mar Dental

Tod C. Anderson — the Friendly Dentist and his Staff By Sandy Feretto At Rio Del Mar Dental in Aptos, Tod C. Anderson, D.D.S., provides patients with excellent dental care that includes cleaning and prevention, cosmetic dentistry, restoration, implants, periodontal health, veneers, crowns, bridges, and full & partial dentures. Dr. Anderson and his staff recently spoke […]

Aptos Village Square

Aptos Village Square

7960-70 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 The Aptos Village Square Shopping Center is located adjacent to the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center on the south side of Soquel Dr just before the railroad bridge. Aptos Village Square is host to a number of Aptos favorite businesses – all of them family owned – including two […]

Scotts Valley Property Management

Scotts Valley Property Management

Our company’s motto: “Careful Management” By Edita McQuary Scotts Valley Property Management is a family-owned business started by Jeanne Jensen Shada back in May of 1981. Jeanne’s oldest daughter, Gigi Jensen, is the Office Manager, Property Manager and Bookkeeper. Terra Brooks is a Property Manager with many years of experience. Jeanne’s younger daughter, Vicky Nitch, […]

Rainbow Carpets and Floors

Rainbow Carpets and Floors

50 Years of Family-Owned Quality Business and Service By Teresa Dance Rainbow Carpets and Floors celebrate fifty years of local business for good reason. Dean Sturtevant, its owner, said they keep customers happy and have only the best products. Ecologically Green products are the norm at Rainbow Carpets. The store sells and installs luxury hardwood, […]

Aptos Landscape and Supply

Aptos Landscape and Supply

By Edita McQuary Third generation Santa Cruzan, Erik Santee, attended local schools and graduated with a Business Administration degree from UC Santa Barbara. His family is well-known landscape and building supply company owners. As he readily admits, he was “born into the business.” He says he had the biggest sandboxes to play in of any […]

Scotts Valley Water District

Scotts Valley Water District

HOA Saves Thousands with Turf Removal Fifteen years ago, Country Terrace Homeowners Association (HOA) was using 2 million gallons of water a year on outdoor irrigation in front of homes and in common areas. The 29-home, privately operated HOA built in the early 1990s, had swaths of lush grass in front of houses, between driveways, […]

Q&A with The Capitola Foundation

Q&A with The Capitola Foundation

Public Safety and Community Service By Lin Banks, President, Capitola Foundation Q) What is the Capitola Foundation? A) The Capitola Public Safety and Community Service Foundation (Capitola Foundation) is a non-profit organization that was organized in 2005 by (then) Capitola Chief of Police, Rick Ehle, and local businessman, Christian Thompson. It was established for the […]

Pregnant Mare Rescue

Pregnant Mare Rescue

By Erin Kelly-Allshouse  What began as a project to rescue horses, specifically mares and their unborn foals from imminent slaughter, has become the life mission for founder and president of Pregnant Mare Rescue Lynn Hummer. Pregnant Mare Rescue is a temporary horse sanctuary committed to rescuing pregnant mares and orphaned foals from abuse, and advocating […]

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