Aptos Village Redevelopment Continues to Move Forward

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the Aptos Village Redevelopment continues to move forward. The first concrete sign of progress came last week, when the famous Aptos Post Office Bike Jumps were flattened, marking an end to the area’s premiere mountain bike jumping grounds, a bittersweet day in the history of Aptos. Here are […]

Zach Friend’s January Aptos Update

Santa Cruz County 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend’s January Aptos update was given this morning at the Aptos Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting. The meeting was very well attended, with nary an empty set in the house. The Supervisor spoke for about 15 minutes, and then took questions for another 15 minutes. His entire remarks […]

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 […]

Vacation Rental Restrictions coming to Aptos?

There is a move afoot to limit the number of vacation rentals in the “coastal” areas of Aptos, specifically Seacliff, Seascape, and Rio del Mar. The limits would be identical to what is now presently permissible in the <a href="http://www.sccoplanning about his.com/Portals/2/County/Planning/policy/052-11LiveOakWeb.pdf” target=”_blank”>Live Oak Designated Area (LODA), which is the coastal area that encompasses Pleasure […]

My First Aptos Chamber meeting

I joined the Aptos Chamber of Commerce a few months ago, at the beginning of the summer. Little did I know they have a summer hiatus – so the months went by with no meetings to go to. I’d long wanted to go to an Aptos Chamber meeting – for years I’d kicked around the […]

Seacliff Memorial Wall to be Removed

Multiple news sources have reported that the Seacliff Memorial Wall, an Aptos gem, is to be stripped of all its memorials. The wall itself is not public property, and the memorials placed on the wall appear to violate several California civil codes. A private property owner has complained; it is unclear at this time who. […]

Monte Foundation Fireworks moving to Capitola

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the Monte Foundation is in talks with the city of Capitola to move its annual fireworks display to Capitola. The Monte Foundation promoted an annual fireworks display in Aptos for 18 years, but the display was canceled for 2013 amid soaring costs for closing the beach and paying […]

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, […]