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October 19, 2021

Palacios takes county’s top job

Former Watsonville City Manager Carlos Palacios has been named the County Administrative Officer for Santa Cruz County.

Cabrillo College President Laurel Jones announces retirement

Jones made the announcement at the Cabrillo College Governing Board’s June 5 meeting. Jones took the job in July 2013 on a three-year contract.

'Biggest' garage sale a success

The sale involved months of planning, and scores of volunteers aged 12 to 82.

Deeply-rooted Aptos tradition returns

The parade, which typically boasts nearly 200 entries every year, will feature floats, dance groups, dogs, children, civic groups, antique cars, the Watsonville Community Band and more.

A 'bridge to the community'

“We want the community to understand the importance of the Porter Gulch Review,” said Margarito Rodriguez, a member of the English 1B class that publishes the book.

Bank donates to Teen Kitchen Project

The Santa Cruz County Bank recently donated a gift package to Teen Kitchen Project. Photo contributed

Boardwalk’s ‘Main Entrance’ project moves forward

The $14 million project, which broke ground in September, will include two new rides, more ticket windows, a new Fright Walk experience, two arenas for The Vault Lazer Maze and more. Despite a wet winter that slowed construction, park officials are eyeing

Garden opening marks rebirth of Aptos Library

Ofelia Garcia (right) of the Friends of the Aptos Library speaks to a crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of the walk-through garden at Aptos Library. Photo by Bek Sabedra

Spring signals hope for struggling shops

Some merchants in the Capitola Village are keeping their doors open till 8 p.m. to cater to the local crowd. Photo by Tarmo Hannula

Local students, future explorers

Arturo Sejudo, 19, of Watsonville is shown with a robot that he and other students competed with in the Second Annual NASA Swarmathon at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photo by Tarmo Hannula