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“Fascinatin’ Rhythms” — From Broadway to Hollywood

“Fascinatin’ Rhythms” — From Broadway to Hollywood

“Fascinatin’ Rhythms” — Presented by the Santa Cruz Follies It’s Countdown Time for the 64th-annual Santa Cruz Follies! This year SC Follies presents “Fascinatin’ Rhythms,” a collection of American popular music through the ages. The show is directed by Jo Luttringer. “Fascinatin’ Rhythms” will be performed at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (307 Church Street, Santa […]

Eleventh Annual Testicle Festival

Eleventh Annual Testicle Festival

The 11th Annual Testicle Festival, put on by the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau, will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 3 – 7 p.m. at Estrada Deer Camp in Watsonville. Very popular local band “No Respect!” has been selected to play, just one of the many […]

Aptos Alum Carlos Torres Signs with SF Giants

Aptos Alum Carlos Torres Signs with SF Giants

By Lori Landino On Aug. 5, right-handed pitcher and Aptos High School alum Carlos Torres signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and pitched three perfect innings in his debut with their AAA team in Sacramento On Aug. 11. Inducted into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame in 2009, Torres has played for […]

Sante Arcangeli Tasting Room Opens Amid Personal Tragedy

Sante Arcangeli Tasting Room Opens Amid Personal Tragedy

By Erin Kelly-Allhouse Heartfelt generosity from volunteers, longtime devoted friends and neighbors of beloved owners of Sante Arcangeli Winery, John Benedetti and his late wife Melanie Benedetti, came together to launch the new Sante Arcangeli tasting room in Aptos Village this summer — making it a true labor of love. Neighboring shop owners and close […]

La Selva Library Facing Renovations

La Selva Library Facing Renovations

Facility Will Close Sept. 1: Outdoor Learning Courtyard Included in Remodel The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) has announced the official closure date of the La Selva Beach Branch Library on September 1, 2019 in order to begin planned renovations. Meanwhile, the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are asking for donations to […]

Promoting a Healthier Watsonville

Promoting a Healthier Watsonville

Annual Breastfeeding Health Fair and Walk Friday, August 23 • 3 – 6 p.m. • Watsonville Plaza The 13th Annual Breastfeeding Health Fair and Walk takes place Friday, Aug. 23 from 3–6 p.m. in the Watsonville Plaza. It is open to the general public and representatives of the media. This event includes fun activities for the […]

Saturday Passport Hours: August 24

Saturday Passport Hours: August 24

Before you pack your bags for that vacation, check to see if you will need a passport. The Santa Cruz County Clerk is offering special Saturday passport hours on, Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 701 Ocean St., Room 310, in Santa Cruz, for individuals and families who need a passport and don’t […]

Special Blood Donation Event

Special Blood Donation Event

Wednesday, August 28 at Red Cross Office in Santa Cruz Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the gift of life. The Central Coast community is invited to become a hometown hero and answer the call […]

“It’s All In The Sauce” Contest is Calling All Cooks!

“It’s All In The Sauce” Contest is Calling All Cooks!

The 11th Annual Testicle Festival The very popular “It’s All in the Sauce” Contest held during the annual Testicle Festival is reaching out to all cooks who have a special recipe for dipping sauce. The sauces are prepared to be enjoyed with the Rocky Mountain Oysters. Anyone interested in competing needs to bring one quart […]

Bragging Rights for “Best Apple Pie” 2019

Bragging Rights for “Best Apple Pie” 2019

43nd Annual Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau Apple Pie Baking Contest Have your apple pie announced as the “Best in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley” on Wednesday, Sept . 11, the opening day of the 2019 Santa Cruz County Fair. Entry deadline for the 43nd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest is Tuesday, Sept. […]

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