Capitola/Soquel

Holiday Story Hour at Capitola Mall Used Bookstore

Holiday Story Hour at Capitola Mall Used Bookstore

Presented by Friends of the Capitola Branch Library Saturdays, Dec. 1-22 • 10-11 a.m. To celebrate the Holiday Season, The Friends of the Capitola Branch Library used book store will be hosting a holiday story hour for families in the Capitola Mall on Saturdays during the month of December.  The first reading will start on First […]

Leo’s Haven Holds Groundbreaking!

Leo’s Haven Holds Groundbreaking!

By Noel Smith Five years ago in December of 2013 the Potts family attended the opening of Tatum’s Garden, an inclusive playground in Salinas and that began the journey leading to the Oct. 13, 2018 groundbreaking of Leo’s Haven. Oliver Potts is confined to a wheel chair but he has two older twin sisters who […]

Capitola Library Groundbreaking!

Capitola Library Groundbreaking!

By Jamie Goldstein, Capitola City Manager On November 9, at 11 a.m., the City of Capitola will break ground for the new Capitola Branch Library. This 11,700-square-foot, state-of-the-art library building will replace the City’s old 4,500-square-foot library, which has been housed in modular units since 1999. The City’s effort to build a permanent library has […]

New Soquel Water Harvest Festival

New Soquel Water Harvest Festival

Heart of Soquel Park • Saturday, October 20 • 12–3 p.m. Soquel Creek Water District in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County Parks invite you to the first annual Water Harvest Festival. It’s a free water education event for the whole family that will take place at […]

SqCWD Board Member Election

SqCWD Board Member Election

For the Soquel Creek Water District Board there are three seats up for election with four candidates. Running for re-election are incumbents Carla Christensen, Rachél Lather and Bruce Jaffe. The fourth candidate is Gary Lindstrom. The Aptos Times and the Capitola Soquel Times are devoted to the task of informing the voters rather than endorsing […]

Congressman Panetta Office Hours in Capitola for Veterans

Congressman Panetta Office Hours in Capitola for Veterans

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced staff mobile office hours for veterans’ services in Capitola on October 31, 2018. Mobile office hours are an opportunity for veterans living on the central coast of California to meet with Congressional staff members, and are offered in addition to meetings in the Salinas and Santa Cruz Congressional offices. To […]

Local Measures on the Nov. 6, 2018 Ballot

Local Measures on the Nov. 6, 2018 Ballot

Measure B Soquel Union Elementary School District $96 per Year Special Tax on Real Property Two-Thirds (66.7%) Vote to pass Levy of a parcel tax for six (6) years beginning July 1, 2019 at a rate of $96 per year on each parcel within the School District raising approximately $990,000 annually in funding for the District […]

Capitola Plein Air Art Festival: 2018

Capitola Plein Air Art Festival: 2018

This fall, forty professional artists will arrive in Capitola to paint the town … literally! It’s Capitola Plein Air 2018, back for its fourth year! Artist set up their easels on the wharf, shore, and streets of our beautiful town, to paint live for three days. You’ll find hundreds of paintings on display, for sale, […]

Capitola City Council Election 2018

Capitola City Council Election 2018

For the Capitola City Council there are three seats up for election with four candidates. The council is losing two incumbents Michael Termini and Stephanie Harlan. Running for re-election is incumbent Jacque Bertrand. The other three candidates are Yvette Brooks, Jack Digby and Sam Storey who previously served on the council from 2006-2014. The Capitola […]

Meeting About 1500 Capitola Road

Meeting About 1500 Capitola Road

On Thursday, October 11, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Mid-Pen Housing will be discussing an affordable housing and community services project on County-owned property at 1500 Capitola Road near 17th Avenue. The meeting takes place at Live Oak Elementary School, 1916 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz. They invite the community to come together again for Mid-Pen […]