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April 22, 2021

Ag fields prepare | About Town

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I swung through Aptos today and got some photos of Alina Mitchell, 5, lending Santa a hand in opening letters to Santa. Due to the pandemic, a special mailbox was built just for Santa's mail, thanks to the folks at the Aptos Chamber of...

Reindeer games | About Town

I had to brake long enough to grab a photo of a giant reindeer mingling with other Christmas decor at a Rogers Avenue home in Watsonville. • Today is the first day of winter, the solstice. Among other things, on Tuesday the days start getting longer. • If...

Holidays at the harbor | About Town

I want to recommend a dinner spot: The Sea Harvest, just off Highway 1, in Moss Landing. My wife Sarah and I ate there Monday evening during a magnificent sunset. After wandering out onto the beach near the harbor breakwater to check out the...

Rail Trail coming along | About Town

I see the rail trail system is moving forward off of Ohlone Parkway. I’ve ridden my bike along a nearly complete section of the trail on the westside of Santa Cruz where it flanks the railroad track near Almar Street. It’s great. Plenty wide,...

Unexpected decor | About Town

In my travels about town, I’m always on the lookout for something different, original, funny for the camera. One such find was on Cutter Drive the other day. It was the front half of a motorcycle emerging from the front of a garage. Different,...

Masked music | About Town

Musician Eric Schowacherg was out performing a string of popular Holiday tunes on his violin in downtown Santa Cruz, over the weekend. • A Watsonville man died early Friday morning in a solo-vehicle crash on Amesti Road. California Highway Patrol officer Sam Courtney said, however, that the...

Work continues on PV field

While the artificial turf has been rolled out at Pajaro Valley High's new athletic field, work continues on the overall project. • It’s less than a month before the days start getting longer again. Phew! This year, with Covid in the air, curfews, lockdowns in the...

Mountain lion wanders into Capitola neighborhood

A 90-pound wild mountain lion wandered into a neighborhood in Capitola Monday afternoon. Officials eventually tranquilized it and safely carried it off to the mountains. Around 2 p.m. a resident on Washburn Ave. in Capitola called 911 to report the lion that showed up ...

Rail Trail construction continues | About Town

Work continues on the new Rail Trail system, a network of bike and pedestrian paths along the old train rail that will eventually connect Watsonville to Davenport. • Today is Veteran’s Day. Due to the coronavirus, like just about everything else in today’s world (especially special...

Chilly temps hit coast | About Town

Temperatures plunged into the low 30s Sunday night and into Monday morning. When I walked out onto my front yard early Monday frost had set in across the grounds. My neighbors’ roofs were frosty white. On Monday night the cold came back and the...
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O’Neill Sea Odyssey hosting Virtual Earth Day event Thursday

SANTA CRUZ—On Thursday, April 22, O’Neill Sea Odyssey and its partners will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a free virtual event...