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No. 1

Cover 2015 — Year In Review by Noel Smith 5 6

Community News

Volume 25

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by Noel Smith

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Featured Columnists

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Patrice Edwards


publisher’s assistant Camisa Composti editor Noel Smith contributing writers Noel Smith, Patrick Dimick, Edita McQuary Nicole M. Young, Ryan Colligan, Zach Friend, Dr. Lynn R. Webster, Josef Sekon, Brandon Southall, CJ, Robert Francis, Jessica Johnson layout Michael Oppenheimer, Jana Marcus graphic artists Michael Oppenheimer, Jana Marcus production coordinator Liz Senteney advertising sales Don Beaumont, Jay Peters, Vanessa Reed Holder office coordinator Cathe Race distribution Bill Pooley, Camisa Composti

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Times Publishing Group, Inc. 9601 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 The Times Publishing Group, Inc., publishers of the Aptos Times, a bi-weekly publication, the Capitola Times and Scotts Valley Times, each printed monthly, Coastal Weddings Magazine, Coastal Home and Garden Magazine, Aptos’ Fourth of July Parade Official Program Guide and Capitola’s Begonia Festival Official Program Guide, is owned by Patrice Edwards. Entire contents ©2016. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without the publisher’s written permission




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CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE AT: distribution We at the Times Publishing Group, Inc. are dedicated to providing a voice for the individuals and organizations in our community while highlighting the outstanding accomplishments of our local businesses. We seek to promote healthy family values through our coverage of youth activities, school news, senior events, community groups and entertainment 4 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Story By Noel Smith Cover Photo:

Community News

Hihn Apple Barn To Be Moved



the Hihn Apple Barn on the property


the Bay View Hotel, the Apple Barn and

she moved her shop over to the Apple Barn -

the Hihn Apple Barn, will remain open



History of the Hihn Apple Barn

Hihn also owned the railroad, and


Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 5

Community News

Sheriff’s Child Safety Program -




How to Raise an Adult: An Evening with Julie Lyhtcott-Haims esolve to learn how to stop over

with an emphasis on -

Julie Lyhtcott-Haims


6 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Community News

Will Swim for Food








Dale Sollom

years and Jan, who has had some health

Dale has been the pastor at him as he swam around -

joined him, and to their

and support him and the other demented




Interact Second Harvest Holiday Gift Wrap

Community Briefs -

Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 7

Community News

Vacancy on SqCWD Board of Directors SOQUEL —

voted to open the position to interested

Any interested person who is a

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Citizen Science Series SANTA CRUZ — Jan. 7


Library, Feb.


— Downtown Santa

Mar. 3 -






mean -

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Community News

New California Laws Taking Effect In 2016 H


Electrically Motorized Skateboards

must be 16 years or older, wear helmets and

Expands Use of Amber Alert System

students to learn the “yes means yes”


pay is based on seniority, a merit system,

High School Graduation Testing





Rio Del Mar Mexican Cuisine

Earbuds or Headsets While Driving

Full Bar!



California Residency Requirement

FAJITA NIGHT Every Wednesday



(with the purchase of a drink)


*Restrictions apply. Offer expires 1/31/15

Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 9

Community News

VoteCal Reaches Key Milestone SACRAMENTO —


has been deployed in over two-thirds

a database that will ultimately serve the entire


step -


databases tration and the status -

vote-by-mail or provisional ballot

Resurfacing/Shoulder Widening Happening on Highway 1 and 17 over slow



10 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

and down

Community News

2016 Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest


9053 Soquel Dr, Suite 206 Aptos, CA 95003

By Noel Smith

(831) 688-0163

it’s time to send us your poem about those

It’s time for poets throughout Santa Cruz County to make public their feelings in celebration of Valentines Day.


Of Counsel

Contact us for a free consultation.


Attorney at Law

Protecting you, your property, and your legacy


and Davenport

5 p.m.




2016 Poetry Contest Rules Please Read Carefully rite a poem about, or to your Valentine and submit it via email to

Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Also in Watsonville 56 Penny Lane, Ste: B Watsonville, CA 95076 831-722-5022 Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 11

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Community News

House Fire Exposes Illegal Drug Lab


injured and transported to the hospital,


No other persons were

Antonio Gallindo Perches

January is National Blood Donor Month

D Donors with all blood types are needed,

that may help up to three people live Jan. 7

Jan. 11 Felton Jan. 15

Jan. 13


Santa Cruz Jan. 4


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Community News

Land Trust Protects 256 acres for Wildlife -




Don’t Pay More Than You Need To! Freedom to Choose or Keep your Doctors

Is your plan leaving the area?

Meet the Author: Gary Griggs

Know your options.

explains why the sea behaves as it does,

In-Home, Office & Evening Appointments Available

Service and Processing Your Application at No Cost to You


tributor to the Santa


$"--50-&"3/.03& -


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Gary Griggs





Community News

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour!




Hospital & Adventure Sports Journal

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Community News

Discover The Power of a Smartphone A 4. Share your experience with pictures:

phones is the assumption that they

instantly share your photos and expe5. Find your way and discover more with maps: -

smartphone, or already have one but just

1. Communicate more family members:


with 2. Learn to type faster:

3. Access the Internet on the go: Brandpoint Media


Santa’s “Nice” Recycling List Holiday Lights Wrapping Paper


Containers Cardboard

16 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Keep the Holidays Flu-Free SACRAMENTO

Community News


tissue and throw away the used tissue -


Preparing Yourself and Your Family for Cold And Flu Season

J -

Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 17

Featured Columnist

January is Positive Parenting Awareness Month




Local Sports

Aptos High School Scoreboard

Basketball Coach Joseph Smith Santa Cruz Warriors Nor-Cal Invitational

Soccer Coach Stefan Hocom Cupertino Classic

Coach Brian Conin

Wrestling California Coast Classic


18 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Featured Columnist Selecting an In-Home Care Provider By Ryan Colligan, Director, Safe at Home Senior Care


seniors are able to remain in their own -




Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 19

Community News

Pajaro Valley Conference -


power, and we want to empower parents

2 -

Dick Peixoto, owner/grower at Lakeside Organic Gardens, is joined by his wife Marisela as he presents a check to the Watsonville Fire Department representative accepting donation on behalf of Toys for Tots on Dec. 22. -

20 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Featured Columnist

Time for Some New Year’s (Financial) Resolutions your home or your

on -



retirement, you need

Cut down on your debts.

Don’t be driven by fear. Take advantage of your opportunities. -

Forget about the “hot stocks.” Focus on the long term.

Holiday Trees and Wreaths Beverage Bottles & Cans -


Workplace Violence Training


Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 21

Featured Columnist

As County Supervisor By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District

A Community


ville and held or attended over three



Public Safety


Local Roads and School Safety





ditures that they had mandated that the

Reserves Moving Forward -


lead to expansion in some areas in our dis-

22 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

storm preparation, environmental issues,

Featured Columnist

Is Marijuana the Holy Grail for Pain Medication? -


responsibility to evaluate the potential -

to some people with pain, it is not the Holy




Christmas With The Santa Cruz Chorale -



Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 23

Featured Columnist

Local Researchers Leaders in Global Studies on Marine Sound behave naturally, and respond -


are loud and intermittent - others are less -

would be required to result in population


Plenty of Free Customer Parking

Wilder Associates Inc.


Yoga Within

Property Management Specialists

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection



Salon Aptos

Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic速

Hair and Nails for a Good Look

responses and what they tell us about -

More Zest for Life



Warmboard Radiant Subfloor

Epicenter Cycling

Simply Smarter Radiant Heat

Trek Bicycles for All Types of Riders



Village Liquors

Dentistry for Animals



For All Your Beverage Needs

military sonar, on marine mammals in the

Dr. Judy Force, DVM

Kumon Math & Reading Center Learning for the Long Run

345-8377 sounds, but their responses depend on the

24 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Featured Columnist

Positive Aging in the Digital World to the next level

up to assist with 60s to their late 80s -


Winter Fun




teens with an adult supervisor to answer


1. Appear like a chick 6. Unit of electrical resistance 9. “____ the word” 13. Convex molding 14. Honey maker 15. Japanese-American 16. Russian author of “Dead Souls” 17. “C’____ la vie!” 18. English county 19. *Students’ winter delight? 21. *Apres-ski site 23. Goose egg 24. *Snow ____ 25. Olden-day aerosol can propellant 28. Post WWII military alliance

Michael Kahn, Tech Shopper and Judith McCauley, new volunteer discuss the many current computer books available at the Grey Bears Book Shop adjacent to the Grey Bears Computer Store.

30. Lorraine’s neighbor 35. Word of mouth 37. Drug smuggler 39. “____ ____ a high note” 40. Orange traffic controller 41. Parting words 43. Bookie’s quote 44. Like draft beer 46. Apiece 47. 7 days 48. Made amends 50. Clarified butter 52. Like martini or humor 53. Justice’s garb 55. A late time of life 57. *He stole Christmas 60. *Frosty, e.g. 64. ____ profundo 65. Tropical American cuckoo 67. Index and middle fingers extended

68. Furiously angry 69. Container for liquids 70. Island off Manhattan 71. “Lights out” signal 72. Weary traveler’s destination 73. *Toboggans


1. The ____, Washington’s offensive line, 1980s-90s 2. Shakespeare’s hometown river 3. A meal order for takeout 4. Pierrot or Harlequin, e.g. 5. ____ ____, as in breath 6. Be obedient 7. “For ____ a jolly...” 8. Subway in Paris 9. Japanese soup

10. Brezhnev’s country 11. Track event 12. Half dozen 15. Get cozy 20. Remember this battle site! 22. Baseball stat 24. Autumn attraction 25. *Popular hot winter beverage 26. Can be hot or cold, according to meteorologists 27. Ann Patchett’s novel “Bel ____” 29. *Donut-shaped sled 31. *Chionophobia is fear or dislike of this 32. Supplemented 33. Computer programmer 34. Glorify 36. With little fat 38. Make a sketch

42. “Two and a Half Men” star 45. Popular anise-flavored liqueur 49. *He’s busy during cold and flu season 51. Runs off 54. Indian vegetable fritter 56. Inhabit 57. Greek personification of Earth 58. Invitation request 59. a.k.a. The Islamic State 60. *Capricorn or Aquarius 61. Tom, not Tabby 62. Battery fluid 63. Famed loch 64. Club alternative 66. Mother Teresa, e.g. © Statepoint Media

Answers on 31 »

Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 25

The Book Bag By Robert Francis

Books that will entice young readers… Splish, Splash, ZooBorns! sees her underpants when she jumps will

manatee, and little elephant, the simple text shares a little

Buzzy Bee’s Food Shapes

At the story’s wayward pet torhis birthday but he doesn’t want a

Stella: The Dog With The Big Heart

shapes are all tied into what to

will an injury that -



simpler level-one readers, this level a storyline about a is trained to be a over to his house to see his latest party hat

Adopt Me! Little Kitten

people who have

Ballet Cat: Dance! Dance! Underpants!

needs and enjoy the

B -

Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Missing Treasure

Butter Bear isn’t too anxious to paror when you are

Monkey and Elephant and a Secret Birthday Surprise

A 26 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times


Community News

[and] early intervention, exposure to -



and hardships is an important -






important to wash your hands to

rest and sleep all the time, not just

with the best remedies available, you have

Brandpoint Media Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 27

Community Calendar

Aptos Chamber of Commerce Thurs. Jan. 14 2016



PROFILE of Santa Cruz

First Mondays

January Breakfast Meeting

Second Tuesdays Join Nar-Anon, a world wide


Tuesday January 26

First Baptist Church Bible Study Aptos Branch Sons In Retirement Luncheon


Third Wednesdays

members in jobs, and we

Third Thursdays


Aptos Noon Toastmasters


Third Fridays -

Dated Events


Caregiver Support Group

and promotional items so


Ongoing Events ASA empowers volunteers to

January Mixer

Orientations to Become Advocates for Children

J promotional items so that you

Thurs. Feb. 18 2016

February Breakfast Meeting



Wednesday Feb. 24 Business Showcase

28 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Pajaro Valley Chamber Mixer at The Appleton Grill


CASA Orientations to Become Advocates for Children

Tues. Jan. 26 2016

Thursday January 14

Business Debtors Anonymous

Aptos Sons in Retirement Monthly Meeting

Saturday January 23 54th Annual Pajaro Valley Chamber Awards Dinner

Thursday January 28

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Fatima’s Fine Jewelry


Announcements Friendship Put to Music!

Arts and Entertainment F


in the Bay Area, over 250

oin us every 2nd Saturday on the


Friday January 8 thru Sunday Jan. 10

Your January Horoscope Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb. 18)

Fungus Fair Friday

Saturday Sunday

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)


Volunteers Needed for the Monterey Symphony

Aries (March 21-April 20)

Lucky Steppers Modern Square Dance -

Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Street Fair

Sunday January 17 Vendors

Ongoing Events

Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival

Taurus (April 21-May 21)

Gemini (May 22-June 21)

War Comes Home Exhibit his national exhibition about the

Monthly Argentine Tango at Star Bene Italian/Argentine Restarante Scotts Valley Library Exhibits Ageless Arts

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Science Sunday

he SV library will have on


Saturday January 23 Sunday January 24 Santa Cruz Symphony: Mahler’s First

Leo (July 23-Aug. 23)

with up-to-date photos, video, and he Symphony’s 58th season

Adult Mixed Level Hip Hop

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sep. 22)

First Friday Art Tour

Dated Events

movement and learn the prin-

Friday January 8 Saturday January 9

your inner attitude with loud,

D-League Showcase

F Stitchers By The Sea Meetings


Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23)

Sunday January 31

Bridal Expo at the Cocoanut Grove Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

2nd Saturday on the Farm Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)


Hosted by Soquel Sports

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

Peninsula Banjo Band Aptos Times / January 1st 2016 / 29

Business Guide

Featured Columnist

Water-Wise Winter Storm Preparedness

Calling All Artistic Folks! Custom picture framing, art supply & gift store For Sale right in Watsonville. We serve businesses, schools, artists, and our fabulous customers who come from all over the Santa Cruz/ Monterey area. Only store of its kind serving the community for over 37 years. Continue the tradition. We will train a buyer to help make you a success! Please visit for more information.

Water Meter

meter is will also enable you to


Freezing Temperatures

Watering Timers systems at your home or business

with pipe insuwill prevent the water in an exposed pipe

also important to note that, -

diate repairs, and a representative

is an easy way to save water and

supply to your home or business 30 / January 1st 2016 / Aptos Times

Featured Columnist

SCCAS Featured Pet


The Creative Life

Juanita Could Be Your Holiday Honey!



habits that help them stay inspired, moti-

Santa Cruz Location Watsonville Location


crossword on 25 Âť

tional platter or an experimental one, our

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Maui Jim’s Maui Readers now at Eye Shapes. Shop a big variety of stylish readers for that special someone on your list.


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