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School Gardens Make Wondrous Learning Environments

School Gardens Make Wondrous Learning Environments

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Union Elementary School District “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturist, artist, and writer) What comes to mind when you envision students learning in a school? For many, that image involves four walls and rows of desks. Learning can happen […]






Estate Planning: Preparing your Finances for the Future

Estate Planning: Preparing your Finances for the Future

Along with the New Year come resolutions. Perhaps you’ve chosen one of the usual suspects: Going to the gym, losing weight, saving more money, or quitting some vice. But have you ever considered going beyond your standard resolution and developing a whole new plan? The New Year is the perfect time to reevaluate your goals […]






Updates from Capitola City Hall: December 2016

Updates from Capitola City Hall: December 2016

By Jaime Goldstein, City Manager Capitola Welcomes Our New Police Chief Capitola will swear in its new Chief of Police Terrence (Terry) McManus on Dec. 5. He joins us following a 30-year career with the San Diego Police Department, where he had a variety of specialized assignments in patrol, administration and investigations. Most recently an […]






Art & Woodshop at New Brighton Middle School

Art & Woodshop at New Brighton Middle School

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Union Elementary School District Limit Screen Time Personalized Learning Cross-Curricular Lessons Integrated Learning Delayed Gratification Teaching Patience Developing Focus Hands-On Learning The terms above are all ones that parents and educators grapple with and strive towards. We are in an era in which seemingly everything is processed through a cell […]






How Measure C Affects SUESD

How Measure C Affects SUESD

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Union Elementary School District Another school year is upon us at Soquel Union Elementary School District (SUESD). This month finds students and their families enjoying the last vestiges of summer, as are teachers and school staff. As I write this, maintenance staff is busy preparing schools for the first day. […]






2016 State of the City

2016 State of the City

By Mayor Donna Lind In my capacity as Mayor, I’ve been meeting with various civic groups and organizations to speak on the State of the City. I wanted to share this information with the broader community as well. This August, the City of Scotts Valley celebrated its 50th Anniversary of incorporation, which was August 2nd, […]






Updates from City Hall: Fall 2016

Updates from City Hall: Fall 2016

By Jaime Goldstein, City Manager This column is intended to provide the community with an ongoing series of updates about City of Capitola projects and activities of interest. If you have any suggestions for future topics, or feedback, please let me know at jgoldstein@ci.capitola.ca.us or by phone at 475-7300. Measure F On November 8 voters in […]






California Giant Staff BBQ for Charity

California Giant Staff BBQ for Charity

Cindy Jewell, Vice President of Marketing
 California Giant Berry Farms The 10th annual summer barbecue at California Giant Berry Farms did not disappoint as the staff rolled up their sleeves on July 19 to serve lunch to friends in the community. Over 650 pounds of skirt steak was the main dish for over 1000 lunches […]






Know Your Medicare Rights

Know Your Medicare Rights

By Cate Kortzeborn As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. An appeal is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan. For example, you can appeal if Medicare or your plan denies: A […]






Volunteers Needed in Iraq

Volunteers Needed in Iraq

Alekz Londos My name is Alekz Londos, an independent photojournalist. I have been witness to the unimaginable widespread destruction of catastrophic super-storms, man-made and natural disasters. After seeing so much destruction, death, mass suffering and failed international humanitarian responses, I was driven to make a difference and became involved in emergency services. I focus on projects that will […]






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