Zach Friend Interview: Introduction

I got to sit down with Santa Cruz County 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend for an interview, to talk about a number of topics that concern his constituents here in Aptos – and all of the 2nd District, and Santa Cruz county as a whole, for that matter. Although Zach has been supervisor for nearly […]

Zach Friend Speaks at Aptos Chamber

Supervisor Zach Friend was today’s special guest at the Aptos Chamber of Commerce.  He was introduced by Jimmy Panetta (son of Leon), Deputy District Attorney for the county of Monterey, who is himself running to replace retiring U.S. Representative Sam Farr. The Supervisor, who is currently running for re-election, spoke of his continuing resolve to work for progress on challenges […]

El Niño Preparedness Meeting in Aptos

Supervisor Zach Friend has announced there will be a El Niño Preparedness Meeting in Aptos, to be held on Thursday, October 13, 6:30 PM, at the Rio Sands Hotel, Room 116. The Department of Public Works, Office of Emergency Services, and Public Safety staff will attend to answer questions and provide tips. While a wet […]

Seacliff Village Park Groundbreaking

It’s finally happening – Seacliff Village Park will soon become a reality! The public is invited to attend the Seacliff Village Park groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, August 3rd from 10 AM until 12 noon. The ceremony is to be held at the park site at the corner of McGregor Drive and Sea Ridge Road in […]

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 […]

Aptos Village Design Changes Unanimously Approved

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the changes to the Aptos Village design requested by the developer, Barry Swenson Builder. The project initially won approval in 2012 after a decade in the planning process, but that approval granted the builder some flexibility in the final design. The approval today from the […]

Supervisors will Discuss Aptos Village Design Changes

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will discuss Aptos Village design changes at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5th at 9 AM.   They will also discuss the recent appeal to the Level 4 planning approval. The Aptos Village Plan was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in 2012, but when approval […]

Aptos Village Meeting on April 22

The Aptos Village Meeting on April 22 was held at the Rio Sands Hotel by the Rio del Mar Beach.  It was standing room only, with the room full to its limit, an estimated 150 people. The meeting was headed by 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend and Mary Gourlay with Barry Swenson Builder. Extensive information was […]

Aptos Village Update for Merchants

There was a meeting today at the Cantine Wine Pub, with the purpose of giving an Aptos Village update for merchants in the Aptos Village area. The meeting was well attended; about fifty people showed up to learn how the project may affect their businesses. The meeting was organized by Del Crawford of Mulberry Gallery, […]

Sheriff Hart, Supervisor Friend Address Seacliff Residents

Last night at the Mediterranean Bar in Seacliff, newly elected sheriff Jim Hart and 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend addressed a meeting of the Seacliff Improvement Association. Members of the public who attended had a lot of questions, and Sheriff Hart and Supervisor Friend provided a great amount of detail on a wide ranging set […]