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Art & Music at the Beach

Art & Music at the Beach

Presented by the Capitola Art & Cultural Commission Esplanade Park, Capitola Village • Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm Sponsored by the Capitola Art & Cultural Commission, the Sunday Art & Music at the Beach event takes place on six Sundays throughout the summer at Esplanade Park in Capitola Village. Enjoy quality artwork from local […]

Cabrillo College Wins NASA Swarmathon

Cabrillo College Wins NASA Swarmathon

Edges Out 23 Other Colleges and Universities in Competition’s Fourth and Final Year Cabrillo College today announces that its Robotics Club has won the NASA Swarmathon, a nationwide autonomous robotics competition with the goal of advancing future space exploration. Cabrillo received the award at the NASA Swarmathon Workshop and Awards Ceremony held at the Kennedy […]

Capitola Plein Air Calls For Artists!

Capitola Plein Air Calls For Artists!

Capitola Plein Air returns for the fifth annual Art Festival from October 30 thru November 3. This fall, 40 professional artists will arrive in Capitola to paint en plein air all around Capitola … literally! Artists setup their easels on the wharf, shore, and streets of our beautiful town, to paint live for three days, […]

Getting Ready For An Outbreak

Getting Ready For An Outbreak

Medical-Health Responders Train for Prevention and Response to Wide-spread Disease Santa Cruz County residents can rest assured that training for readiness of public health emergencies is being addressed by medical-health responders in our community. Disease outbreaks such as Measles, Hepatitis A, and H1N1 Influenza have swept across the nation creating a need for mass medication […]

Hospice Receives Grant to Implement Telehealth Program

Hospice Receives Grant to Implement Telehealth Program

Hospice of Santa Cruz County is the recipient of $166,895 in grant funding from the Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) to support the implementation of an innovative new telehealth system for palliative care services. This new technology will enhance patient access and experience and compliment the exceptional care and support provided by Hospice […]

Celebration Thru July in SLV Area

Celebration Thru July in SLV Area

July is GAME ON for San Lorenzo Valley residents Month-long Santa Cruz County Parks celebration highlights activities and services Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and explore the great things happening in the San Lorenzo Valley at your local parks and recreation centers. This July, join in on the fun and […]

McPherson Launches Re-election Campaign

McPherson Launches Re-election Campaign

Looking For Third Term on Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Bruce McPherson announced Friday he is seeking re-election to a third term on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors representing District 5, which covers the San Lorenzo Valley and parts of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz. “Working alongside people in the 5th District […]

Red Cross Honors County Emergency Workers

Red Cross Honors County Emergency Workers

For their heroic and lifesaving actions, three City of Santa Cruz lifeguards and the city’s Deputy Police Chief were honored with American Red Cross commendations today in a ceremony at the Central Coast Chapter’s Board of Directors meeting. Lifeguards Jacob Wisotsky, Kyle Kingdom, and Greg Larson received the Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders; […]

Fourth of July Safety Tips

Fourth of July Safety Tips

Follow these Red Cross Steps for a Safe Holiday Weekend The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner and many of us will take time off to enjoy a long weekend of summer fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a great holiday and offers safety steps people can follow. ••• Fireworks […]

Capitola Mall Redevelopment

Capitola Mall Redevelopment

By Erin Kelly-Allshouse The Capitola Mall as it stands today will change with the times as large department stores close leaving big vacancies a reality of our e-commerce life. Talks, meetings and big plans are underway to redevelop it from an enclosed traditional mall to an open-air experience with a more relevant and entertaining way […]