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Big Stick Log Jam

The oldest “old boards, no cords” surfing event in Santa Cruz paddles back out to Pleasure Point this weekend with two days of longboard contests, paddleboard races and even, shockingly, some shortboard events for men and women. The Big Stick Surfing Association ladles on some extra aloha at this longboard convention, with proceeds from the […]

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Ocean fishing opens up for salmon and rockfish

Photo: Alex is all smiles with his prized catch of Monterey Bay salmon Rockfish and lingcod season started out slow April 1st and is rapidly building momentum. Salmon season launched days later with hit and miss results. A few anglers started the season with rockfish and a new limit of 3 lingcod per angler. The […]

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Capitola Easter event draws hundreds for egg hunt

Young children scramble through the sand at Capitola beach on Saturday during the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the Capitola Chamber of Commerce. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> Eggs were abound in the sands of Capitola for the annual Easter egg hunt. Hosted by the […]

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Sport salmon season opens Saturday

Long Nguyen, left, holds the boat in place while his fishing partner prepares to pull the boat from the water on an unsuccessful sport 2014 salmon season opener at Santa Cruz harbor. (Jon Weiand — Santa Cruz Sentinel file) By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> The recreational salmon season begins Saturday, and […]

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Postcards tell stories of Capitola

Capitola Museum volunteer Niels Kisling arranges postcards in a new exhibit curated by Frank Perry showing Capitola depicted in postcards through time. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> For anyone who has visited this seaside resort or bought a postcard to savor the memories, the new exhibit […]

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Coast Lines: Group sets deadline for proposal requests

Capitola GROUP SETS DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL REQUESTS Women In Philanthropy, a United Way group focused on helping drive countywide youth success, announced a March 15 deadline for requests for proposals. The group will select qualified nonprofits serving Santa Cruz County to receive annual allocations of $10,000 to implement strategies that support local youth to succeed […]

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MONTE PROPOSES FIREWORKS FOR OCT. 11

Capitola: The Monte Foundation proposes to host a fireworks fundraiser for the city of Capitola on Oct. 11. The City Council will discuss the matter at 7 p.m. Thursday. The date for this show is a Sunday, a change from last year, when the Monte fireworks show was moved to Saturday night to accommodate a […]

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Chow time: Annual clam chowder cook-off at Boardwalk draws thousands

David Castillo stirs a large pot of vegetarian chowder at the Clifford Farms booth during the 34th annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival at the Boardwalk on Saturday. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Ian Fiddes said he wanted to get a taste of […]

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Capitola a nominee in 10Best Readers’ Choice from USA Today

Photo- Tim Cattera Photography I guess the secret’s out! Capitola Beach is a popular, well loved destination for folks around the country. If you’d like to vote Capitola as the number one beach, follow this link: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-california-beach/capitola-santa-cruz/ As of writing this, Capitola was coming in 2nd.

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Capitola City Council seeks Community TV rep

The Capitola City Council is seeking applications for a representative to fill a vacancy of an unexpired term ending November 2016 on the Community Television of Santa Cruz County Board of Directors. The appointee must be a resident of Capitola. Applications: http://www.cityofcapitola.org/ Questions: kgudger@communitytv.org.

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