Capitola/Soquel

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 […]

Voice Your Concerns to Your Community

Voice Your Concerns to Your Community

2019 City of Capitola City Council and Successor Agency Meeting Dates & Deadline for Submittal of Agenda Items The City Council appoints citizens to serve on boards, commissions, and committees to assist and advise in formulating policy. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Come be a part of the discussions […]

TPG, Inc. Editor Noel Smith Wins Golden Quill Award

TPG, Inc. Editor Noel Smith Wins Golden Quill Award

Letter to the Editor (from the Editor) For the past 14 years I’ve been the editor for the Aptos Times, Capitola Soquel Times and Scotts Valley Times. It has always been my purpose to make each publication truly local in content and design. It has been my privilege to promote the efforts of local organizations, […]

Capitola/Soquel Year in Review 2018

Capitola/Soquel Year in Review 2018

A look back on some of the highlights featured in Capitola Soquel Times in 2018 ••• January Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theatre performed the 23rd Annual 8 Tens @ Eight Short Play Festival at the Center Stage Theatre in Santa Cruz. The annual ten-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events […]

SqCWD Invited to Submit Formal Proposal for State Grant

SqCWD Invited to Submit Formal Proposal for State Grant

Funding Could Support Groundwater Replenishment and Seawater Intrusion Prevention Project SOQUEL — Soquel Creek Water District received notice earlier this month from the State Water Resources Control Board that its Concept Proposal for a significant State grant was accepted and the District has been invited to submit a formal proposal. In August 2018, the District […]

SqCWD Remains in Stage 3 Water Shortage

SqCWD Remains in Stage 3 Water Shortage

Soquel Creek Water District (SCWD) has been in Stage 3 since 2014 due to our community’s long-term groundwater supply shortage and seawater intrusion occurring at our coastline. The 2017–2018 winter rainfall total was only 62% of average and the recent aerial geophysical data collected in 2017 validated the continuing concern that the freshwater-seawater interface poses great risk to […]

Capitola Library Pavers for Christmas?

Capitola Library Pavers for Christmas?

Now that the City of Capitola has broken ground for the new branch library and demolition is under way with construction soon to follow, the public phase of fundraising has begun. The public fundraising committee has developed interesting programs to encourage every member of the local community to get involved and contribute. During the groundbreaking […]

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 […]