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Simpson chosen 2018 LLWS Umpire

Simpson chosen 2018 LLWS Umpire

1985 Aptos Little Leaguer to Officiate Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Shawn Simpson, now of Simi Valley, California will be representing the Western region and will be one of 16 umpires officiating in the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series. According to Shawn’s father, Bruce (his parents, Bruce and Billie Simpson still live […]

FREE UC Master Gardener Classes

FREE UC Master Gardener Classes

August and September 2018 UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz County offers FREE gardening classes in August and September. For further information and to pre-register, visit mbmg.org. Starting Fall Vegetables from Seed Sunday, August 19, 1 – 3 p.m. Quail Hollow Ranch • 800 Quail Hollow Road, Felton Get a jump on your fall […]

Brother and Sister Endure Cancer Together

Brother and Sister Endure Cancer Together

Having two young children born a year apart is challenging. But, when both of your children are diagnosed with cancer within one week of one another, the challenges are nearly unbearable. Aiden (3) and Aubree (2) were both diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer that starts in the retina, the very back part of the eye. It is […]

Board Members, Staff Reflect on Legacy

Board Members, Staff Reflect on Legacy

Renovated Capitola Goodwill Store Reopens on August 22 With the grand reopening of the Capitola Goodwill store on Aug. 22, outgoing board members Walt Henning and Charles Leigh-Wood –who played key roles in the development of Goodwill’s strategy – and Capitola store staff, production supervisor and assistant manager Jessica Hogue and Taylor Strang, respectively, all […]

Public Comment Period Now Open

Public Comment Period Now Open

Proposed North Coast Rail Trail Project Draft Environmental Impact Report The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed North Coast Rail Trail Project. The 45-day public review and comment period is open from Aug. 9 to Sept. 24, 2018. The proposed Project is a 7.5-mile […]

“The Producers” Enters its Final Weekend on the Cabrillo Stage

“The Producers” Enters its Final Weekend on the Cabrillo Stage

By Mindy Pedlar THE PRODUCERS opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001 to rave reviews garnering 12 tony awards. Cabrillo Stage presents this sublimely ridiculous spectacle with an exceptional cast, fully intending to make you worry a little less and laugh a lot more. Director/Choreographer Lee Ann Payne welcomes us to The Producers and to […]

Understanding the November Ballot

Understanding the November Ballot

By Zach Friend The November ballot will have a number of measures at the state and local level. Statewide, Proposition 6 is receiving the most attention. It’s a proposed repeal of SB 1 — adopted by the legislature to address the backlog of deferred road maintenance by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees. […]

Aptos Keyboard Series: Halida Dinova

Aptos Keyboard Series: Halida Dinova

Sunday, August 19 • 3 p. m. • Episcopal Church of Saint John the Baptist • 125 Canterbury Dr The Aptos Keyboard Series proudly presents the Tartar born Russian pianist Halida Dinova. She studied at the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory with legendary pianist Anatol Ugorski, at the Kazan State Conservatory with Natalia Fomina (a student […]

Honoring the Life and Work of James Aschbacher

Honoring the Life and Work of James Aschbacher

‘Celebrating James’ Free Community Event at Rio Theatre, Saturday, August 25, 6:30 p.m. A free community celebration of the life of artist James Aschbacher will take place at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 25. The beloved local artist, who passed away unexpectedly in April, was known for his colorful downtown murals, art […]

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