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 […]

Community Gathering at Rancho Del Mar September 15

Most Aptosians know that the new owners of the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center are working on making renovations to the center. As a consequence of these coming changes, the shopping center has notified several merchants that their leases will be ending on October 1st. These merchants have been at the shopping center for as […]

Aptos Horses for Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Houston metro area has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and the folks at Ridgemark Farm are putting on a special event to help out: Horses for Hurricane Harvey. The event will be held from 12 to 5 PM on Sunday, September 10th 2017 at the Castlewood Ranch (150 Nunes Road). They plan a fun […]

Free Computer Classes at Santa Cruz Libraries

The Santa Cruz Public Library system will be offering a series of free computer classes and tutoring at its branches throughout the county, including our own Aptos Public Library. According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, improving digital literacy in Santa Cruz County is one of the most important goals of the library system. She says, […]

A Fashionable Affair Comes to Aptos

The 8th Annual Garden of Hope Fashion Show (“A Fashionable Affair”), a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is coming this year to the Seascape Resort in Aptos. This glamorous event features dozens of Santa Cruz county models who are themselves cancer survivors, wearing the latest fashions available from local retailers. This gala event will […]