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Begonia Festival and activities

There are so many steps leading up to the final parade of floats at the Begonia Festival in Capitola. And so many activities for everyone. It’s a good thing the event spans 3 entire days! The begonia fields where the flowers are picked are a colorful blanket. Begonias aren’t a cut flower, meaning you dan’t […]

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Begonia Festival Parade!

Santa Cruz County is eminently hospitable to the tuberous begonia. Major begonia growers were located in Capitola and Santa Cruz in the mid-20th Century. The ‘Pacific Begonia’, as it is known, was hybridized in Capitola. The Brown family immigrated to Capitola at the turn of the Century. They tried for years to develop some sort […]

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Littlest lifeguards strut their stuff in Santa Cruz

Two-day Nor Cal competition draws sea of red By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel The 7-year-old girls get a running start as she heads to the water at Main Beach in the surf balls contest during the NorCal Little Guards competition Wednesday morning. More than 500 Little Guards from Santa Cruz as well as […]

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Post Wharf to Wharf Party!

It was a rocking good time in the Capitola Whole Foods parking lot! There was live music from Extra Large, a beer garden with local beers and ciders, a kid zone with bubbles and face painting, tons of vendors with healthy and delicious foods, beverages and snacks, plus local non-profits. Even the Santa Cruz Warriors […]

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The Santa Cruz Boardroom skate event to benefit Capitola Jr Guards

It was a beautiful day in the Capitola Whole Foods parking lot for some skate fun.  The Santa Cruz Boardroom brought out their quarter pipes, rails and bench to put on a skate demo plus a mini comp.  The Boardroom’s very own team riders were there showing off.  Over $500 was raised for the Capitola […]

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Bikes On The Bay at the Capitola Mall

It was the 9th annual Bikes On The Bay event on Sunday. The event was hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce and located in the Capitola Mall Parking Lot off 41st Avenue in Capitola. Many bike enthusiasts showed up to check out hundreds of American, British, European and Japanese motorcycles and scooters. There was […]

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13th Annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Paddle Race In Capitola

The 13th Annual Surftech Jay Race was a huge success with local boy Aaron McKinnon taking home the win in record time. The beach was packed with family and friends in celebration of the sport of paddle boarding and the life of Jay Moriarity. For race results visit: http://jayrace.surftech.com Photos- T. Fox

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Pleasure Point Street Fair

The Second Annual Street Fair was held in the heart of Pleasure Point on Portola Drive between 41st and 38th Avenues, just a hop, skip and a jump from Capitola. Put on by the Pleasure Point Business Association. The goal of the Street Fair was to bring the Pleasure Point Community together in the street […]

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Capitola Rod and Custom Car Show

Once again the Capitola Rod and Custom drew tons of visitors to Capitola Village to see the shiny, sleek, beefy and mean hot rods.  It was a beautiful Saturday with blue skies and warm weather. Photos- Jake Thomas

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FashionTEENS Fashion Show at the Civic Auditorium

For the past 3 years over 100 Mission Hill Middle School students, taught by art teacher Kathleen Crocetti, have made Fashions from recycled materials and have had standing room only runway shows. This past fall one of Mission Hill’s students was invited to participate in the adult FashionArt show produced by Angelo Grova and the […]

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