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Addressing Fireworks in our Neighborhoods and Beaches

With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer the number of complaints for fireworks begins to increase.

Understanding Your Credit Score

Most people probably have a sense of what their credit score is and if their score is considered a “poor” score all the way to “exceptional.” Banks and credit cards will show you your credit score often updated on a monthly basis.

Ask Nicole: Screen Time in Summertime

When I was a young child, the only TV shows my parents let us watch were Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, or anything else on PBS. Occasionally, we watched The Brady Bunch, until my mom declared the show off limits.

Aptos Real Estate update

Across Santa Cruz County, inventory and sales volume is down from a year ago.

Aptos History Corner | Everyone Loves a Parade

The 4th of July is America’s birthday and many communities have parades to celebrate that fact. The freedom to determine our own future was at the center of the founding of our country.

Financially Prepared Children

It’s May already and you know what that means… Pomp and Circumstance playing and kids in their caps and gowns graduating from high school and college and moving into the next phase of their life.

Ask Nicole: We are all Michelle Obama

I recently listened to Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. I was fascinated by her life and the depth of skills and experience she had before becoming the First Lady.

New County Homeless Funding

During the last week of January communities around the country conducted a federally-mandated point-in-time (PIT) count of their homeless populations.

The 100 year old Concrete Ship of Seacliff Beach

Seacliff Beach is unique because it has a fishing pier that extends out to a 100 year old concrete ship.

Ask Nicole: Quality time matters

I recently read that “According to a [2007] report by the A.C. Nielsen Company, parents spend only 39 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children.”