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Patrice Edwards Mikayla Witmer

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contributing writers Noel Smith, Camisa Composti, Jessica Johnson, Nicolle Young, Melanie Mow Schumacher, Pam Hudson, Ryan Peters, CJ layout Michael Oppenheimer, Kevin Markley, Liz Senteney graphic artists Michael Oppenheimer, Kevin Markley, Liz Senteney photography Michael Oppenheimer, Kevin Markley, Brad Hagenking website Michael Oppenheimer, Camisa Composti production coordinator Liz Senteney advertising sales Don Beaumont, Louisa Sandman Jay Peters office coordinator Cathe Race distribution Bill Pooley, Annabelle Balcazar

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 ©2017. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form is prohibited without the publisher’s written permission PHONE: (831) 688-7549 FAX: (831) 688-7551 GENERAL E-MAIL: Patrice Edwards: Publisher’s Assistant: Editor: Opinions/Letters: Calendar Listings: Graphics Department: Billing Inquiries: Classified Sales: Production: CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE AT: mission statement 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 2017 / Aptos Times

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A lawsuit brought against the project

which said the county approval of the Aptos Village plan was illegal, was evenovercome were approval of the railroad crossing for Parade Street, strengthening and moving the Apple Barn to its new location by the planned Village Square, and contracting for the new infrastructure of roads and signaled intersections in the village. 2017 should see lots of construction activity in the village. Other News In February a community tradition, the Aptos Memorial Wall at the west end of suddenly removed the many plaques and memorials that covered the wall. Beach is seemingly disintegrating at a faster rate as the ocean’s waves relentlessly break against the landmark. Changes at the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center are on hold, as the new owners seem content to keep the status quo since the closing of the Aptos Twin Theater in 2016. After a small wait of about 30 years,

permanent restrooms and a new concession stand thanks to Supervisor Zach Friend, Commissioner Kate Minott, the Cabrillo Host Lions, and contractor Jay Johnson. Finally, the Aptos Times is celebrating its 25th year of documenting the news, events and the people of Aptos. We couldn’t imagine a better place to live, or work, or learn, or worship than our community. Looking forward to 2017… The Aptos Library will

passed in November of 2016, will provide much needed funding to local governments, including the county, for repairing and improving local highways, streets and roads, for public transportation, and to move forward with planning and implementation of the rail/trail. Finally, the Aptos Times has been honored to provide its readers informative columns each month from County Water District by Melanie Mow Schumacher, the Aptos La Selva Fire District by Mike Conrad and now Ryan Peters, the

to be enlarged, updated and improved due to the the Community Facilities District library bond that passed June of 2016.

history by Kevin Newhouse. We look with great anticipation to 2017 and to the many stories we will be bringing you in the Aptos Times. Happy New Year!

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Aptos Times: January 1, 2017  

Serving Our Community for Over 25 Years

Aptos Times: January 1, 2017  

Serving Our Community for Over 25 Years