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Capitola OKs buying body, car cameras for police

By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> Capitola Police Chief Rudy Escalante made a solid case Thursday to invest $100,000 from a state grant in a set of nine patrol car and 20 body cameras for officers. His most compelling statistic: In Rialto, after half the force was outfitted with cameras, use of force […]

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Capitola to talk about hotel at City Hall site

By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> The City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt a public outreach plan to consider options to redevelop the 7-acre city hall site and the Pacific Cove parking lots into a hotel, a parking structure sought for a decade, a much-requested park and new civic facilities. Last […]

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State drought emergency filters down to Soquel Creek Water District

Photo- cabrillo.edu By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> LAST WEEK, GOV. JERRY BROWN ISSUED AN ORDER FOR THE STATE’S FIRST MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS AND LOCAL WATER AGENCIES HAVE BEEN QUICK TO FOLLOW. On Tuesday night, the Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors discussed incorporating state mandates into its urban water management […]

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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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Zizzo’s Grand Opening!

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar is a hybrid coffeehouse and wine bar located in Capitola. They serve the local upscale market for craft coffee and specialty wine. They offer residents and visitors a totally unique-to-Capitola type of coffeehouse – one offering flavorful coffee drinks by day and distinctive wines and small plates by night, all […]

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Event Santa Cruz showcases entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Alex Ferriera, Brandon Rossi and Justin Lyle had six minutes to talk about their plan to launch a nonprofit, ChangeBound, at Event Santa Cruz featuring “Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow” Thursday in the Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA>> At 18, Max Bowman […]

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Dive into 2,000 miles of coastline imagery with U.S. Geological Survey

A kelp greenling, encrusting sponges, red algae, cup coral were spotted near Half Moon Bay by underwater cameras deployed by U.S. Geological Survey scientists. (USGS) By Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Exploring 2,000 miles of the ocean floor is just mouse clicks away. The U.S. Geological Survey recently uploaded thousands of photos […]

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Capitola proposes to ban e-cigarettes at public places

By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA>> Electronic cigarettes could be prohibited in public places and restaurants just like conventional tobacco cigarettes if the Capitola City Council amends its regulations Thursday. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices shaped like a cigarette that contain a nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled. In Capitola, these products are […]

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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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