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Aptos Academy of Performing Arts

  Aptos Academy of Performing Arts, houses a full recreational dance program and pre-professional dance program for ages three and up. The Academy’s “No Limits Dance Company” is a competitive team of individual and group award winning pre-professional dancers that fulfills the dance education commitment of AAPA allowing personal growth through the arts in a […]

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Agriculture secretary views Pajaro Valley water solutions

By Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE >> The first step toward finding solutions to long-standing groundwater overdraft in the Pajaro Valley was to acknowledge the problem and agriculture’s contribution to it, said Miles Reiter, chairman and CEO of Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates Inc. Reiter’s remark came during a visit by California Food and Agriculture Secretary […]

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Santa Cruz charter school breaks ground on future ‘forever home’

By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> With less than eight months remaining before Pacific Collegiate School hopes to throw open the doors to its new Mission Street home, the public charter school is launching a $2.2 million fundraising campaign to cover remaining costs. The independent public charter school, founded in 1999, […]

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The Quiver, an AirBNB style way to rent surfboards

By Shannon Reporting Traveling rules, but the freedom to roam comes with a price. For a surfer, just getting your boards to the destination can cause more stress than allotted for the typical vacation. Whether you find yourself bi-coastal or a weekend warrior wanting to escape for a quick warm water barrel session, a New […]

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Chill with Frosty Hesson at MOD

Local surfing celebrity Frosty Hesson will regale the audience with tales of surfing and his unique life philosophy during Family Fun Night, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Discovery. He will be signing copies of his memoir, Making Mavericks. The event is free. Hesson is one of the oldest persons […]

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Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years with Tribute to Local Organizations

Aptos, CA – February 13, 2015 – March 15, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant in Aptos, a family and neighborhood institution known for serving consistently high quality, classic Mexican meals at affordable prices. To celebrate and honor the memory of restaurant founders Manuel and Alice Santana, owners Leonardo and Patricia Santana […]

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The True Olive Connection Opens New Location in Aptos

If you are looking for an incredible selection of olive oil and vinaigrettes, the True Olive Connection is your shop. Now a second location has opened in Aptos and their shelfs are full with fresh high quality oils. Owner Susan Pappas spoke with us about their new shop. “We are super excited to be in […]

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Get to Know THE MANY FACES OF PUBLIC WORKS with Chance to Win Olitas Gift Certificate

Santa Cruz City employee Guadalupe Sanchez is profiled on “The Many Faces of Public Works” blog. Get to know Guadalupe and other Public Works employees who serve the City in different ways. Blog visitors who live or work in Santa Cruz may also enter a weekly contest to win prizes donated by local Certified Green […]

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