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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 […]

Aces Win Winter Blast Tournament

Aces Win Winter Blast Tournament

The Aptos Aces 10U baseball team traveled to Sunnyvale in January to compete in the 2019 Winter Blast baseball tournament at Twin Creeks Sports Complex. On the first day of the tournament the Aces relied on strong defense and an early Home Run by Max “Prime Time” St. Denis to keep them in the game […]

Celebrating 100 Years of the Cement Ship, Part 1

Celebrating 100 Years of the Cement Ship, Part 1

By Kevin Newhouse Around the world there are certain landmarks that are so well known, it is impossible not to associate them with the city/town in which they are located. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. New York has the Statue of Liberty. San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. And in Aptos, we have the […]

Call for Artists!

Call for Artists!

Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival 2019 The Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival is a two-day event held in a beautiful open park setting on the expansive lawn at Skypark in Scotts Valley. In addition to the fine art, there is delicious cuisine, live music, a Kids Fun Zone and the area’s […]

TPG’s 19th Annual Poetry Winners

TPG’s 19th Annual Poetry Winners

  The Times Publishing Group, Inc.’s Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest has been a success once more. Thanks to all our readers who participated and shared their stories in prose. We want to thank these local businesses for providing our winners the following fabulous prizes: For the Scotts Valley Times, Malone’s Grille For the Aptos Times, […]

Possible Tax Relief for Domestic Parters

Possible Tax Relief for Domestic Parters

With a recent change in California tax laws, qualifying locally registered domestic partners who transferred ownership of property between themselves may be eligible for property tax relief. Under Assembly Bill 2663, transfers of real property between local registered domestic partners that occurred between January 1, 2000, and June 26, 2015 may be eligible for tax […]

The Power of Shen Yun

The Power of Shen Yun

Uplifting Energy — Experience A Truly Different Performance The first thing audience members seem to notice is the color. The curtains lift and the stage is lit with a bright, golden light. Streams of rainbow silk twirl and loop through the air. Costumes are coordinated in combinations so striking no one expects to see them. […]

California Statewide Fire Summary

California Statewide Fire Summary

Monday, November 12, 2018 Approximately 8,000 firefighters covering 1027 fire engines, 138 dozers, 145 hand crews, 101 water tenders, 48 helicopters and numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are battling three large wildfires in California. Out-of-state resources continue to arrive. These wind-driven fires have burned more than 209,103 acres and destroyed thousands of structures. […]

New Soquel Water Harvest Festival

New Soquel Water Harvest Festival

Heart of Soquel Park • Saturday, October 20 • 12–3 p.m. Soquel Creek Water District in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County Parks invite you to the first annual Water Harvest Festival. It’s a free water education event for the whole family that will take place at […]

Voters: Check Your Mailboxes

Voters: Check Your Mailboxes

November 6 Election Materials in the Mail Voters, be on the lookout for the following two voter guides: County Sample Ballot and Voter Information Guide — Produced by the County. This guide was mailed to each of the county’s registered voters on Monday, October 1 and includes important information about voting as well as information on […]