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Capitola Mall to host Business Showcase Feb. 19

CAPITOLA MALL TO HOST BUSINESS SHOWCASE FEB. 19 The Capitola-Soquel and Aptos chambers of commerce will present the 29th annual Business Showcase 4-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the show, which is open to all businesses from accounting to Zumba and everything […]

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Steelhead start to show along coastal rivers

Jim Rawson holds a nice Chetco River steelhead Heavy rains in December brought anticipation for early steelhead and as some have shown, the numbers look low to start. It came as a surprise that steelhead were not in every pool after such a strong start to winter and rivers were in good condition for the […]

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Making Beach Trash Candles-Ventana Surfboards & Supplies

Making Beach Trash Candles Sold out, but here’s their story and how you can make them too! We started Ventana because we love the ocean, and we wanted to make surfboards and surf supplies for people who love it as well. Too many companies rely heavily on overseas manufacturing and toxic production methods to bring […]

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Capitola Village kicks off window display contest

By Sentinel staff report Beach House Rentals is competing in the Capitola Village holiday window decoration contest. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) CAPITOLA >> It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Capitola Village where merchants are kicking off their first window display contest. Voting will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday during the inaugural […]

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Dungeness Crab Season Peaks

By Mike Baxter PHOTO: Ken Kaysen with a couple of Monterey Bay Dungeness Crabs. Crab season opened for sport fishing Dungeness crabs the beginning of November with full pots, and the commercial season started mid month and has been very productive also. Ports from Monterey bay to the Sonoma Coast have produced heavy hulls of […]

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Children, parents laud opening of Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery

By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel The museum features a “sandbox” filled with a synthetic sand in which the grains cling together, fascinating the kids. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) CAPITOLA >> After spending less than 30 minutes at the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, Lindsey Lyons was convinced that this was the […]

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Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening!

Capitola Mall has a new must see attraction: Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, and doors opened to the public Saturday Nov 15. Capitola Mayor, Sam Storey was there to help with the ribbon cutting ceremony and to welcome dozens of families inside. Immersive and engaging displays were available for everyone including electric circuits, puppets, […]

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The city of Capitola has spoken, and what it wants are bumps in the dirt.

By Santa Cruz Sentinel staff (The pump track in Aptos) Photo- Yvonne Falk Not just bumps. Slopes and jumps sculpted out of packed earth are also essential to this project — a bicycle pump track. In November, Capitola will join Santa Cruz, Aptos and Scotts Valley in the ranks of local towns with their own […]

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Fall surf kicks into gear in Santa Cruz

National Weather Service issues beach hazards statement By Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel A surfer flies out of a wave at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz after grabbing a midafternoon ride Tuesday. The west-northwest swell that arrived Tuesday poured overhead sets, and even some double overhead sets, in to local surf breaks. It is expected […]

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Monte Foundation 20th Anniversary Fireworks Extravaganza!

Celebrating 20 years of community spirit! Oct 11 in Capitola Village! The fireworks display will begin at dark, approx 8:15pm. Road closures will be in effect from approx 7pm to 9:30pm. Proceeds will benefit a skate park element at the new Capitola city park under construction on McGregor Dr. More info at http://www.monte-foundation.com/

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