Capitola/Soquel

Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards

Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards

73 Business Owners Recognized As Responsible Alcohol Merchants Santa Cruz County Friday Night Live Partnership youth announced the winners of the 16th Annual Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards (RAMA) Program. RAMA recognizes Santa Cruz County alcohol merchants who actively work to restrict alcohol sales to minors and are compliant with alcohol beverage control regulations. This year, […]






Emergency Stockton Ave. Bridge Closure

Emergency Stockton Ave. Bridge Closure

The City of Capitola Public Works Department warns drivers heading through Capitola Village that a crane is on the Stockton Avenue Bridge to remove storm debris from the west side.  The bridge will be closed to traffic from approximately 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  All lanes will be closed, although if possible a single lane may […]






Natural Bridges Migration Festival

Natural Bridges Migration Festival

Migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach Saturday February 11 for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of the many creatures that travel to Monterey Bay. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids’ games, crafts, skits, live music by the nature-loving 5M’s Band, educational booths and displays, along with the now-famous […]






Call to Artists!

Call to Artists!

Final Capitola Begonia Festival Looking for Poster Submissions The Capitola Begonia Festival Committee invites you to submit an extraordinary piece of art to serve as the official poster for the 65th Annual and Final Capitola Begonia Festival to be held September 1 – 4, 2017. “Begonias Take a Bow!” is the 2017 festival theme, reflecting […]






SqCWD News and Updates

SqCWD News and Updates

Pure Water Soquel Project: Environmental Review Update Thanks to all who attended our open house and public scoping meetings on December 7. The meetings were well attended and provided the opportunity for staff to listen to the public and explain the proposed project – how it will help address the overdraft conditions of the Santa Cruz […]






Porter Memorial Library “Meet the Author” Series

Porter Memorial Library “Meet the Author” Series

On January 11, 2017, The Porter Memorial Library opened its 2017 Meet the Author series with Kathryn Gualtieri. Gualtieri, author and history buff, discussed her new mystery novel, A BRUSH WITH DEATH. Nora Finnegan, CARMEL PINE CONE reporter has returned to solve another mystery in Gualtieri’s 5th installment of her historical series. It offers a snapshot of […]






2017 – City Ready to Bloom

2017 – City Ready to Bloom

By Noel Smith There is a whole list of projects that have, or are ready to bloom in this land of the Wharf to Wharf Race, and the Begonia and Art & Wine Festivals. Here are some of the reasons for our optimism: There is the new Capitola Library that will finally have the funding […]






Capitola Plein Air 2016 Winners

Capitola Plein Air 2016 Winners

En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called “sur le motif” reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This contrasts with painting according to studio or academic rules, which creates […]






Graffiti Closes Capitola Skateboard Park

Graffiti Closes Capitola Skateboard Park

Due to repeated incidents of graffiti, the Capitola Skateboard Park at McGregor Park will be closed through Thursday, November 10.  Any further graffiti will result in additional closures. Another example of the few spoiling it for the many. Please contact the Capitola Soquel Times at 688-7549, by email at info@cyber-times.com with any information that will […]






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