Color consultation available at BFF Boutique

CAPITOLA — Candace Harding, certified wardrobe and color stylist, is offering a half-hour color consultation by appointment on Sept. 6 from 3-5 p.m. at BFF Boutique, located in the Capitola Village Mercantile Mall.

The consultation will be followed by shopping with BFF Boutique owner Terri Foster. The cost of this event is $50, of which $25 will be applied toward a full color/wardrobe analysis; and $25 will go toward your fashion selection at BFF Boutique. 

This event will be repeated on the first Wednesday of each month from 3-5 p.m.

Appointments need to be made one week prior to the event, as Harding will need to send/receive a questionnaire for you to fill out before-hand. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call Harding at (650) 465-2456 or email [email protected].


SC County Bank earns top rankings

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — Santa Cruz County Bank announced its rank as the top bank in California for the second quarter in 2017. The bank also ranks first for asset quality and lowest non-performing assets.

FMC – Financial Management Consulting Group ranks all 168 California banks on a quarterly and annual basis based on a variety of factors including net interest margin, efficiency, asset quality and earnings. 

Santa Cruz County Bank has ranked in FMC’s Top Ten in the state of California for annual performance for the past two consecutive years.  For the full year in 2016 and 2015, Santa Cruz County Bank ranked first for lowest non-performing assets and first in asset quality compared to all other California banks.

“We are very pleased to rank number one in overall performance for the first two quarters in 2017,” said Santa Cruz County Bank President and CEO David Heald. “We have been in the company of the top 10 performing banks in the state of California for the past eight quarters consecutively due to our commitment to deliver top financial performance for our shareholders.”

FMC – Financial Management Consulting Group, based in Kentucky, is a 29-year-old firm that provides consulting and reporting for financial institutions throughout the United States. For the complete list of Top Ten FMC rankings, visit and click on “State of California.”

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