Village Corner

Getting the Cart before the Horse?

Getting the Cart before the Horse?

Questions Rising about Plans for New City Hall By Nels Westman, CVRA Vice President Many Capitola residents and the Capitola Village Residents’ Association (CVRA) Board were surprised to learn the City Council agenda on Oct 9th included an item for the City to execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Lawlor/French LLC, a private land developer, […]

Gone to Pieces

Gone to Pieces

By Margaret Kinstler, CVRA member Have you noticed the many colorful mosaics as you walk around Capitola Village? A house number sign here, there a mailbox, the risers of some front steps, perhaps a birdbath, a stepping stone or two. These are a type of mosaic called Pique assiette that incorporates pieces of broken ceramics […]

Getting to Know Your CVRA Neighbors

Getting to Know Your CVRA Neighbors

The Capitola Village Residents’ Association has a large number of fascinating members. In the article on the Creek Path in a recent Capitola-Soquel Times, there was a picture of three CVRA members talking along the Path. The couple is Gus and Betty Swartz. After years of staying in Capitola part time, once Betty stopped skiing […]

Three Little Pieces from the CVRA

Three Little Pieces from the CVRA

One – Steps along the Rail Trail By Margaret Kinstler and Rich Didday, CVRA Imagine being able to ride your bicycle from the Jewel Box to Santa Cruz in 15 minutes avoiding a slow drive on clogged Highway 1? After thirteen years of meetings and planning, the Regional Transportation Commission adopted the Monterey Bay Sanctuary […]

CVRA Interview: Steve Jesberg

CVRA Interview: Steve Jesberg

Gina Velez, CVRA Capitola Village Residents’ Association As of late, Steve Jesberg’s work days have been consumed by the “new” lower Pacific Cove parking lot that begins construction October 1st. Steve is not directly involved in the General Plan, but his position does have some cross-over involvement. Who is Steve Jesberg? He is the Director […]

CVRA Interview: Susan Westman

CVRA Interview: Susan Westman

Inside successful groups, there are some eminently practical, intelligent, people who work hard while staying out of the lime light, who keep things working. The rhythm guitar player in a rock and roll band, the top software developer in a high tech company, an important employee in a small town like Capitola. Susan Westman started […]