Aptos Real Estate Report – March 2014

Is Aptos ever more beautiful than in the springtime? Well, yes – it’s more beautiful in autumn usually, but it’s pretty nice in the springtime, especially just after a little RAIN! But we’re not here to talk about the exquisite Aptos weather so much as about the Aptos real estate market. To get things rolling, […]

Seacliff Improvement Association Meeting March 12 2014

The Seacliff Improvement Association will host its first-quarter membership meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 at The Mediterranean Bar in Seacliff. Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend (an Aptos resident) will be there and introduce his staff and share the latest important news in Seacliff, Aptos and the rest of Santa Cruz county. There will […]

Marianne’s Ice Cream coming to Aptos

Great news ice cream lovers! Marianne’s Ice Cream is opening its 2nd location…in Aptos! Marianne’s is legendary among local (and not-so-local) ice cream aficionados. It’s been in operation since 1958 at a single location on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. And now, Marianne’s has the good taste to be opening a second location, after over […]

Cooking Channel features Cabrillo students

The Cooking Channel has a new reality TV show entitled The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz and it is featuring four students from the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program. The series is to have an eight show run, starting on March 11 at 5 PM. You can find the broadcast on DirecTV channel […]

New Aptos Village secures water service

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that Barry Swenson Builders has reached a deal with the Soquel Creek Water District to provide water service for the new Aptos Village. This is another critical milestone for the project, which is one of the largest developments in the district’s history. According to Barry Swenson Builders, residences in […]

AT&T Upgrades Cabrillo Cell Tower

Many Aptos residents were today alerted via text message on their phones that AT&T had completed the upgrade of the Cabrillo College cell tower to support faster “LTE” networking.  The plan to upgrade the cell tower had been approved in late 2012, with considerable protest coming from community members concerned with increased levels of EMF […]

Environmental Impact Report to be Required for Power Project

The California Public Utilities Commission has reversed its initial finding and has now decided – to the relief of many Aptos and Corralitos residents – that a proposed new 115kv power transmission project will require an environmental impact report.  They will be holding a Public Meeting regarding the project on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6 p.m. […]

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez visit Aptos!

The word is out – Aptos is in!  So in, in fact, that two of the biggest stars in the music industry came to spend a day and night at our very own Seascape Resort. HollywoodLife.com is reporting that none other than Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were in Aptos on January 6 2014 and […]

Aptos Residents face water rate hikes

The Soquel Creek Water District has been over-pumping water from the Soquel-Aptos groundwater basin, and as a consequence, the water supply is threatened by salt water intrusion.  Pumping needs to be cut back immediately by at least 35%, and that is going to have a significant impact on customers.  This shortfall will have to be […]

Pregnant Mare Rescue seeks donations, volunteers

Pregnant Mare Rescue, an Aptos horse rescue ranch, is seeking funds to help make it through the winter, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Pregnant Mare Rescue has been awarded “Verified” status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, signifying that they meet the criteria of a true equine sanctuary. Don’t have any money to […]