3D Scanning Technology Comes to Aptos

Matterport 3D Camera and iPad An amazing new 3D Scanning Technology Comes to Aptos, in the form of the Matterport 3D camera. This camera is used to create photorealistic representations of the interior of buildings. It was developed over the hill in Mountain View, and some of the earliest adopters of this technology have been […]

Flats Bistro

The Flats Bistro in Aptos is located on the Rio del Mar Beach Esplanade, adjacent to the venerable Cafe Rio. Actually, Flats Bistro and Cafe Rio have the same owner, Jeanne Harrison. While Cafe Rio offers a full bar and a more formal, sit-down dining experience, the Flats Bistro is a much more casual experience. […]

Rio del Mar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Supervisor Zach Friend and the Rio del Mar Improvement Association (RDMIA) will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM at the Rio del Mar Beach esplanade. The ceremony will celebrate the completion of the new roundabout as well as the new entrance sign to Rio del Mar and other […]

Pixie Deli

Pixie Deli in Aptos is located in the Rio del Mar Beach Flats. It’s a great spot to grab a quick bite and maybe a beer as you soak up the rays on the beach. They have a good number of tables outside in the sunshine, and a few indoors for when it’s cold and […]

Hot New Kickstarter Project in Town

There’s a hot new Kickstarter project in town – so hot, in fact, it was named a Kickstarter Staff Pick within hours of launching. It’s an idea whose time has come: sturdy, inexpensive furniture made from 50% post-consumer recycled cardboard – designed for kids. The project is the brain child of Aptos native Jordan Kepler, […]

Aptos Vandalism Community Meeting on December 4

The Seacliff Improvement Association has passed along this notification regarding Aptos Vandalism Community Meeting on December 4 in response to the recent spate of vandalism in certain neighborhoods in Aptos: Sheriff Elect Jim Hart, Supervisor Zach Friend and District Attorney Jeff Rosell will co-host a community update on the recent arson and vandalism in the […]

Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos

The Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos is one of the largest hotels in the Aptos area, and is also the one that is closest to the beach. It is conveniently located just steps from the sands of Rio del Mar Beach. They also have a large community meeting room which can be rented for breakfasts […]

New Rio del Mar Roundabout is Now Under Construction

The folks at the Rio del Mar Improvement Association (RDMIA) have announced that the New Rio del Mar roundabout is now under construction.  The RDMIA has been working with the County of Santa Cruz to bring a much-needed improvement to both the traffic flow and aesthetics of the Rio del Mar Beach area. As part […]

Aptos Vacation Rental Vote on November 12

The Santa Cruz County planning commission is meeting for a final Aptos vacation rental vote on November 12. The meeting agenda is posted on the county web site. The meeting starts at 9:00 AM, and is to be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525 in the County Government Center at 701 Ocean […]

Run for Rio 5K Race – September 14

The Second Annual Run for Rio 5K Race will be held this year on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The run begins at 8:00 AM in Seascape Village, and the course winds its way through nearby neighborhoods. The fee to participate is $30 per runner or $120 for a family of up to 5. Proceeds from […]