Capitola/Soquel

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 […]

SqCWD Breaks Ground on Intrusion Prevention

SqCWD Breaks Ground on Intrusion Prevention

The Soquel Creek Water District ceremonially broke ground on a pilot well that will be used to determine recharge and extraction capacity of the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Basin. Once operational, the well data will help the District better understand how the aquifer can be replenished to prevent seawater contamination with the goal of developing […]

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, […]

February Cleanup: Corcoran Lagoon

February Cleanup: Corcoran Lagoon

Join Save Our Shores and Stewards February 16 from 9–11 a.m. It is recommend that all volunteers dress in layers, wear sun protection, and bring a filled reusable water bottle. An adult MUST accompany volunteers under the age of 18. There are no restrooms or drinking fountains on site. Parking will be limited so please […]

Andrew Perez’s Dream Came True

Andrew Perez’s Dream Came True

In December, the Aptos Times published a story on Andrew Perez, a 16-year-old cancer patient that raised $5000 for Jacob’s Heart. One month later, this young cancer survivor has become a philanthropist. The story of how Andrew Perez used his 4-H skills to raise $5,000 for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services — the organization that gave him strength […]

Barbara Gorson

Barbara Gorson

Library Champion, Capitola Treasure Aug 18, 1950 ~ Jan 5, 2019 As we try to absorb the day-to-day flow of news, it can be challenging to remember that the world is full of good people doing good things. Barbara Gorson, who died January 5, was one of those good people whose life is well worth […]

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