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The Mystery of Two Sunken Ships

The Mystery of Two Sunken Ships

By Kevin Painchaud On Friday March 22, Scott Kathey, Regulatory/Emergency Response Coordinator, from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary received a call that two boats had sunk off the coast of Santa Cruz. Each boat was reported within 15 minutes of each other. The cause of the sinking is currently under investigation. There was no crew on either […]

Scotts Valley’s Fun Years!

Scotts Valley’s Fun Years!

Santa’s Village, Hocus Pocus, and Lost World The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) will kick off its Spring 2019 Local History Series at the Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Rd. on Saturday April 6th from 11 a.m. to noon. Relive the 1940’s to the 1970’s with Jay Topping, who will offer a lively presentation […]

County Wins Ruling in RTC Lawsuit

County Wins Ruling in RTC Lawsuit

Judge Denies Petition by Greenway to Delay Rail Line Repair In a Superior Court of Santa Cruz County, Judge Paul Burdick denied the Petition for Writ of Mandate in its entirety in the case of Santa Cruz County Greenway v. Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). The court’s ruling rejected the challenge to the […]

Two Villages, One New Library

Two Villages, One New Library

If it takes a village to raise a child, it’s likely going to take two villages, Capitola and Soquel, to raise a new library building on the corner of Clares and Wharf Roads in Capitola. In 2016, 70% of county voters approved Measure S, a ‘bricks and mortar’ bond measure, to provide funds to construct […]

Reward Of All Readers – R.O.A.R.

Reward Of All Readers – R.O.A.R.

By Carey Levash, AJHS 7th Grade Parent Obviously the most important gift we can give our children is teaching them to teach themselves! Giving them the ability to do this comes from communication. They need vocabulary words to achieve. Research has found that children learn 1 new word for every 1,000 read. An average reading […]

Storefront Beautification Program

Storefront Beautification Program

The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department provides funding to help local business and property owners spruce up their storefronts and improve the appearance of the city’s retail districts. Facade Improvement: Provides up to $15,000 towards exterior painting, new awnings, signs, lighting, and refurbishing of architectural features. Commercial Signage: Provides up to $5,000 towards […]

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 […]