Capitola City Council Considers Rail, Trail Options

 The Capitola City Council held a public meeting on January 11, 2018 to discuss rail and trail options on the Santa Cruz Branch Line corridor. The rail corridor passes through the heart of Capitola, and the future use of the corridor is of great concern to many who live in or visit Capitola by […]

New Year’s Walk at King Tide

4K Video of Low Tide Walk from New Brighton to Capitola On January 1, 2018, Santa Cruz county rang in the new year, and Mother Nature provided an incredible way to greet it: with a King Tide. A King Tide is simply the very highest tide, and the flip side is a very low tide. […]

Free Passes to Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) is proud to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Shelf to Shore Program to provide low income families a free pass to the aquarium during winter and spring. Intended to provide access to families who would not otherwise be able to afford to go, adults 18 and over […]

Vision Santa Cruz Meeting in Aptos

Santa Cruz County is embarking on its first-ever strategic plan, and they want you to come along for the ride. What kind of community do you want? How can we do better? Where should the County focus its efforts? Called “Vision Santa Cruz County,” the strategic planning process will be completed by June 2018. Between […]

Santa Cruz County Planning Further Vacation Rental Restrictions

Despite a large number of serious problems (homelessness, traffic, addiction, just to name a few) affecting the quality of life of everyone in Santa Cruz county, the Santa Cruz County Planning Commission is busily at work cooking up new and largely unnecessary vacation rental restrictions. These additional restrictions will do nothing to alleviate the crushing […]

Third Annual Capitola Plein Air Returns November 4th & 5th

Do you love art?  How about local artists?  And do you love hanging out in Capitola?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re encouraged to have fun and participate in the Capitola Plein Air Festival, returning this November. En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is […]

Aptos History Museum Presents Hihn’s Mountain Railroads

Although “modern” Aptos is not that old, it is rich in history. The Aptos History Museum is a tremendous resource to learn about our community’s history – check it out if you haven’t yet visited! Periodically throughout the year, the Museum will also hold presentations about specific aspects of our history. This year, the Aptos […]

Mar Vista Harvest Festival Sunday, October 29

With the blistering temperatures we’ve been getting these past few days in Aptos, you’d be excused for missing the fact that it’s harvest season! That means it’s time again for the Mar Vista Harvest Festival, which will be held this coming Sunday, October 29th from 12 PM to 4 PM. As always, the festival will […]

Shop Deluxe Foods and Support the Aptos Public Library

Deluxe Foods of Aptos is participating in a “Shopping Program Partnership” to raise money and awareness for the Friends of the Aptos Library. For each dollar spent at Deluxe Foods, they will donate 5% to support the many activities and good works that the Friends provide to the community and to our district’s schools. All […]

Santa Cruz Youth Symphony Performs at UCSC Nov. 12

The Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony will perform their Fall 2017 Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at the UCSC Music Recital Hall. We can’t think of a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon — listening to music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich performed by our talented […]