Capitola/Soquel

Cabrillo Stage Summer Season: 2019

Cabrillo Stage Summer Season: 2019

Shows begin June 27 and July 25; Musicals Beehive and Into the Woods Cabrillo College is proud to introduce the 2019 Summer Festival Season, our 38th year of producing Broadway musicals now at the beautiful Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College campus. We dedicate this season to our founder and original Producing Artistic Director, Lile […]

Soquel Creek Water District Honored With “Transparency Certificate of Excellence”

Soquel Creek Water District Honored With “Transparency Certificate of Excellence”

The Soquel Creek Water District (District) proudly announces that it has been honored by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF), a state-wide nonprofit dedicated to providing recognition and professional certifications to special district officials and employees. For the third time since 2015, the District has received the Transparency Certificate of Excellence. The District is also […]

Invention Convention Winners

Invention Convention Winners

By Scott J. Turnbull “All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” — Stephanie Kwolek, chemist who invented Kevlar and winner of the Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievements   One of our Board Members frequently reminds us not to ask our students the old question, “What […]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

More Than A Century of Celebration By Maya Tabasz The greatest love is a mother’s then comes a dog’s, then comes a sweetheart’s.                                                            — Polish proverb Mother’s […]

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 […]

2019 Live Your Dream Award Winners

2019 Live Your Dream Award Winners

Soroptimist International (SI) of Capitola-by-the-Sea recently honored three Santa Cruz County women with Live Your Dream awards at ceremonies at the Community Foundation in Aptos. The 2019 winners are Fidela Curiel and Jamie Sekoch, both of Santa Cruz and Nicole Banuelos of Aptos. “These women overcame significant challenges to achieve their educational goals in order […]

Holden Barker wins Capitola-Aptos Rotary Speech Contest

Holden Barker wins Capitola-Aptos Rotary Speech Contest

Holden Barker, a sophomore at Aptos High School, won a well-attended, competitive, Capitola-Aptos speech contest on Feb. 14th with his inspirational speech “Service Above Self.” He highlighted that success in life is really about helping others to succeed. Second place went to Annie Nigh, a senior at Soquel High School with her speech “The Pursuance […]

Nissan Dealership Project Stopped

Nissan Dealership Project Stopped

A Superior Court judge decided to set aside the County’s approval of a proposed Nissan auto dealership at 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive because the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was flawed. Judge Paul Burdick ruled, on March 8, that the EIR failed to satisfy the informational purpose of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), adding […]

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 […]

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