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Capitola Mall Third Friday Art Walk

Capitola Mall Third Friday Art Walk

Venue Offers Works of Art From Local Artists By Elaine Kennedy Art of Santa Cruz and the Capitola Mall are sponsoring the Third Friday Art Walk. May 19 was the first Third Friday Art walk in two years with the remaining scheduled for July 21 and August 17. Empty stores are taken over by Art […]






SqCWD Receives Transparency Awards

SqCWD Receives Transparency Awards

The Soquel Creek Water District has recently received two awards recognizing the agency’s transparency and commitment of being open and accessible with information to the public. On April 24, the California Special District Leadership Foundation re-accredited the “Transparency Certificate of Excellence” Award to the District. In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate […]






Venue Offers Works of Art From Local Artists

Venue Offers Works of Art From Local Artists

By Elaine Kennedy Art of Santa Cruz and the Capitola Mall are sponsoring the Third Friday Art Walk. May 19 was the first Third Friday Art walk in two years with others scheduled for June 16, July 21, and August 17. Empty stores are taken over by Art of Santa Cruz and local art is […]






Bay Fed Donates $22K to Miracle Network

Bay Fed Donates $22K to Miracle Network

Hospital Foundation Serves Children in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties Bay Federal Credit Union raised $12,426 in generous donations from members and employees during its Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising drive in May. The Credit Union was able to give a total of $22,426 to the non-profit organization, thanks to a philanthropic award […]






New Dealership Planned for Soquel

New Dealership Planned for Soquel

By Noel Smith The owner of Santa Cruz Nissan, Don Groppetti, wants to move his dealership from Santa Cruz and build a 12,550-square-foot complex on the southwest corner of the intersection of Soquel Drive and 41st Avenue. The property is located at 3820 Soquel Drive, across from Ocean Honda, and 2755 41st Ave. across from […]






Wharf to Wharf 2017

Wharf to Wharf 2017

Forty-Fifth Annual Celebration Takes Place Sunday, July 23 Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, 16,000 runners from across America and around the globe return to Santa Cruz, California for the annual Six-mile race to Capitola-by-the-Sea. The event is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast and a boon to […]






Committee Members Needed For Mid–County Groundwater Agency

Committee Members Needed For Mid–County Groundwater Agency

SOQUEL — The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is seeking members for its Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee. Applications for Committee members were accepted from June 5 through July 20, 2017. A public meeting will be held on June 29, 2017 from 7-9 PM at Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Dr. Soquel […]






Soquel Demonstration State Forest Reopened

Soquel Demonstration State Forest Reopened

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) was closed on January 11, 2017 to protect the public safety. SDSF infrastructure suffered major storm damage over the winter. Since then, extensive repairs to the forest infrastructure was completed and it reopened June 3, 2017. Operations for the Meridian […]






Pure Water Soquel Q & A

Pure Water Soquel Q & A

Because the State of California has mandated that groundwater basins be sustainable by 2040, the Soquel Creek Water District must find additional sources of water to use to recharge the aquifers we all depend on. ••• What is Pure Water Soquel? Pure Water Soquel is a groundwater replenishment project being explored by the Soquel Creek […]






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