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Board Members, Staff Reflect on Legacy

Board Members, Staff Reflect on Legacy

Renovated Capitola Goodwill Store Reopens on August 22 With the grand reopening of the Capitola Goodwill store on Aug. 22, outgoing board members Walt Henning and Charles Leigh-Wood –who played key roles in the development of Goodwill’s strategy – and Capitola store staff, production supervisor and assistant manager Jessica Hogue and Taylor Strang, respectively, all […]

46th Annual Wharf to Wharf is a Winner

46th Annual Wharf to Wharf is a Winner

“The best little road race in California,” and its 16,000 contestants proved they are still in top shape in 2018. This coastal event with its music, cool ocean breeze (especially appreciated this summer), and scenic views of Monterey Bay appeals to everyone from world-class runners to costumed joggers. For the fifth straight year, the continent […]

Higher Rebates Available for Your Household’s Greywater

Higher Rebates Available for Your Household’s Greywater

The Soquel Creek Water District’s Board of Directors recently increased rebate amounts available to households who install greywater-to-landscape systems. Now, you can get a rebate of up to $400 per household for clothes washer-to-landscape systems, and up to $1,000 per household for dual-plumbed shower/bath and bathroom sink-to-landscape systems. More information and the rebate application are […]

Renovated Capitola Goodwill Store to Host Grand Reopening

Renovated Capitola Goodwill Store to Host Grand Reopening

After completion of a major renovation project by Swenson Builders, the Capitola Goodwill store will celebrate its grand reopening on Aug. 22. The store at 1550 41st Avenue in Capitola will host city officials, Goodwill board members and staff for a reopening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and will open to the […]

PUREWater Soquel: Replenishing Mid–County Water

PUREWater Soquel: Replenishing Mid–County Water

California Environmental Quality Act Meetings and Comments The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires state and local agencies to identify the significant effects a proposed project may have on the physical environment. In accordance with CEQA, a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) has been prepared to identify and evaluate the potential environmental effects of the […]

Circus Vargas: Exciting, Awe-Inspiring, and Animal-Free!

Circus Vargas: Exciting, Awe-Inspiring, and Animal-Free!

Appearing at the Capitola Mall Aug. 2 thru Aug. 6, 2018 Circus Vargas has accomplished a feat even more difficult than some might have believed possible. They have created an incredible animal-free circus production that still manages to deliver audiences the nostalgic, authentic, traditional circus feel that fans love, albeit without the animal factor. This […]

Wharf to Wharf Poster History

Wharf to Wharf Poster History

In 1985 Jim York thought that our great little race could use a poster. This began the relationship with York Framing Gallery and The Wharf to Wharf Committee. Jay Collins was the first chosen artist and created a great view from the Santa Cruz Wharf, looking at the Casino for the 1986 inaugural print. His […]

Soquel Pioneer & Historical Association Picnic

Soquel Pioneer & Historical Association Picnic

SLV Historical Society’s Lisa Robinson will Speak Each year, the Pioneers sponsor a potluck picnic for the community on the last Saturday in July. The picnic takes place Saturday, July 28, and begins at Noon. Participants come early to meet and greet old and new friends and to enjoy the photos and scrapbooks provided by the Pioneers. […]

Capitola Plein Air 2018

Capitola Plein Air 2018

Artists, The Time to Register is Now Capitola Plein Air Returns For The Fourth Annual Art Festival November 1-4, 2018! This fall, forty professional artists will arrive in Capitola to paint the town … literally! It’s Capitola Plein Air back for its fourth year! Artists set up their easels on the wharf, shore, and streets […]

Capitola History Comes to Life in New Coloring Book

Capitola History Comes to Life in New Coloring Book

The Capitola Historical Museum is pleased to announce the publication of the “Capitola History Coloring Book.” It features nearly forty drawings by local artist Frank Hill, who grew up in Capitola in the 1930s and 1940s. The drawings are based on Frank’s own recollections and on historical photos from the Capitola Museum collection. Museum Curator […]

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