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 […]

Aptos High teacher wins Educator of the Year

Aptos High School teacher Deb Tracy has won Educator of the Year! Deb was one of 11 local area teachers who were nominated for this award, granted by the California League of High Schools. Congratulations are in order to Deb – keep up the good work, and thanks for being a part of our community! […]

Supervisor Friend pushes Aptos Broadband

The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently published a great article about the efforts of Aptos resident and Supervisor Zach Friend to improve the quality of Internet broadband to Santa Cruz county. The article quotes Supervisor Friend as saying “Our available residential internet access is one step above a joke,” referring to his home in Aptos, […]

Home on Monroe Avenue burns; man died

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that a house on the 9700 block of Monroe Avenue burned to the ground last night. The Aptos/La Selva Fire Department rated it a second alarm fire, and a total of eight fire engines were called to the scene. Three people resided in the home; two of them escaped […]

Aptos Cinema upgrade is complete

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the Aptos Cinema has completed a $250,000 upgrade featuring new seating and a digital screen with 3D technology. This despite the fact that the Aptos Cinema may only have another two years in its future, as the redevelopment of the Rancho del Mar shopping center does not have […]

Aptos Unemployment Rate hits 2.9%

In a story about the overall employment rate for Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the unemployment rate in Aptos was just 2.9% in October 2013, with only 200 people unemployed.

Soquel Creek Water District looks for alternatives to desal plant

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the Soquel Creek Water District – which supplies much of Aptos with water – has decided to move funds from the proposed desalination plant, and use some of that money to hire a consultant on that project to look for alternatives. The consultant – San Francisco-based Kennedy/Jenks – […]

Sanctuary Trail Plan

Santa Cruz county transportation officials have given the green light to a 50-mile, $126.7 million countywide network of trials, primarily following the 31 mile Branch Rail line. Read More