Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening

I attended the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 15 2014. I shot some video of both the ribbon cutting and a variety of the exhibits…which you could hardly see, because there were so many people there. In fact, they counted over 2,000 people through the doors […]

Fleet Feet Sports Aptos

Locally owned and operated by Russ and Tina (Hill) Coillot, (a Soquel High graduate) since 2010, Fleet Feet Sports Aptos is located in the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center.  Fleet Feet Sports in Aptos strives to be more than just a store where you shop for shoes and apparel. Fleet Feet Sports is a place in […]

BFF Boutique

The BFF Boutique is a clothing shop located in the historic Bayview Hotel in Aptos Village. BFF stands for “Bayview Fun Fashions” and although it’s an intimate shop, there’s no shortage of fun fashions to be had. Most of their inventory is for women, but they do have a small selection of items for men […]

Aptos 4th of July Parade

The annual Aptos 4th of July parade – also known as the World’s Shortest Parade – is held every 4th of July in Aptos. It starts at the intersection of State Park Drive and ends up at Aptos Village Park, near Aptos Village. The parade is sponsored by the Aptos Chamber of Commerce, and kicks […]

Sofia’s Taqueria – Aptos

We interviewed Roberto Córdoba, owner of Sofia’s Taqueria, about the business. View the YouTube video below! Sofia’s Taqueria, located in the Rancho del Mar shopping center, is owned by Roberto Córdoba. Sofia’s is the oldest taqueria in Aptos, going way back to 1987. They pride themselves on a distinct, unique type of Mexican food you […]

Art Supplies Ink – Aptos

Art Supplies Ink is owned and operated by Rich and Sandy Koslowski. They sell a wide variety of art supplies, for everyone from child artists just learning to paint or draw to professional artists, and everyone in between! They also offer art classes for all levels of artists in a variety of different media. In […]

Bayview Hotel Aptos

Located in the heart of Aptos Village, the Bayview Hotel, built in 1870, is one of the oldest buildings in Aptos. The hotel was built by Jose Arano, who was the son-in-law of Rafel Castro, the original recipient of the Aptos Rancho land grant from the government of Mexico. It was listed on the national […]

Deluxe Foods – Aptos

Deluxe Foods of Aptos is located in the Deer Park Marketplace shopping center, and it’s one of the few genuinely “gourmet” markets in Santa Cruz county. They have a bakery, deli, fresh-made sushi, a healthy selection of beer and wine, and the best selection of domestic and imported craft cheeses as you’ll find anywhere in […]

The SS Palo Alto (the Cement Boat)

If there is one image that identifies Aptos, California it would have to be that of The SS Palo Alto (the Cement Boat), the sunken concrete ship on the shore of Seacliff State Beach. A lot of people wonder how the ship got there – and it’s an interesting story. The ship was one of […]