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Serving Our Community For 22 Years • Capitola, Soquel, Live Oak, Pleasure Point

July 2013 • Vol 18 No. 7 • California’s Largest Dam Removal

Elected Officials, conservation groups and community leaders from across the state gathered in Carmel to celebrate the groundbreaking to tear down San Clemente Dam. The event was hosted by California American Water and other state agencies Full Story on page 15

Cabrillo Stage Four-Show Season

Cabrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company at Cabrillo College, presents its 32nd season starting July 12 and playing through January 2014. This season the company will light up the night with shows that are both classic and original works. Online ticket sales are available now at, and staffed box office opens June 18. Full Story on page 14

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Backyard Discovery

Sometimes we live near outstanding natural wonders that attract tourists from far away but we have never actually visited. On a recent first-time visit to New Brighton State Beach, this beautiful tree-shrouded hidden sanctuary blew us away! Full Story on Page 11

Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, thousands of runners from across America and around the globe come to Santa Cruz, California for the annual six-mile race to Capitola-by-the-Sea. This famous race turns 41 this yea and takes place on Sunday July 28, draws runners, joggers, and walkers from across America and around the globe. History he first Wharf to Wharf Race was run Saturday morning July 28, 1973. It was not the main event of


the day; just one of a number of festivities scheduled by the City of Capitola’s Heritage Days Committee organized by Jim Reding and Wayne Fontes to celebrate the dedication of Camp Capitola’s Superintendent’s Office, as a California State Historical Landmark. Wayne Fontes chaired the Race Committee and Soquel high School track coach, Ken Thomas, served as Race Director. The $200 race budget was underwritten by the City of Capitola. ... continued on page 4

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Community News Shakespeare Santa Cruz 2013 Starts Soon Santa Cruz Woman Sentenced in Scam • State Budget includes $1.5M for Fort Ord Veterans Cemetery Louanne Korver – 2013 Wharf to Wharf Poster Artist Capitola-Soquel Chamber Event Schedule Art & Music at the Beach 2013 • July 2013 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar Backyard Discovery – New Brighton State Beach & Pacific Migrations Visitor Center By Edita McQuary Can the U.S. Meet Its 2014 Education Goals? Help prevent sea otter fatalities • History of the roaring Camp railroads Cabrillo Stage Features Classics and Originals Celebration of State’s Largest Dam Removal California Giant Berry Farms team up with Sony, Leading Produce Suppliers Local Boy Makes Good Abroad and Comes Home to Tell About it! Second Annual Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute • Ic3 Scam Alerts: Tech Support Calls Four Things Parents Should Know – Ways to Help Your Child Pay for College While Protecting Your Retirement Capitola Child Psychologist Back In Court • Capitola considering carfree Sunday on Esplanade

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Women in Business Women Driving Private Business Growth By David Solomon

Meet the Owners 23 Give your small business a social facelift

Community Calendar • Arts & Entertainment – Pages 28 & 29

Monthly Horoscope • Page 29 – Your July Horoscope - Annabel Burton, Astrologer©

Featured Columnists 19 Fireworks and a Safe Holiday by Mike DeMars, Public Information Officer Central Fire Protection District 20 Being Prepared & Staying Safe By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Operations, Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District 22 Seniors in Action by Noreen Santaluce – Happy Anniversary Tuesday Night Live! 26 The Book Bag by Robert Francis – Summer adventure, suspense and mayhem… 27 Neighborhood History – Depot Hill by the Capitola Village Residents Association 30 Pet Potpourri by River Mays – Tick-le me not!


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The race was a casual affair starting at the Santa Cruz Wharf and winding its way through coastal neighborhoods to Capitola Village, some six miles to the south. It did not run without incident. As the race leaders approached the Village, they were inadvertently misdirected out onto Capitola Wharf, rather than to the Capitola Esplanade where the finish line was actually located. After some discussion, race officials declared Stanford’s Jack Bellah the winner and duly awarded him a classic plaque proclaiming him Champion of the “WARF TO WARF” Race! On Your Mark … hese misadventures notwithstanding, its 273 participants considered the race a grand success and, when they clamored for a rerun the following year, the organizing committee obliged and the race began a life of its own. Through the 70’s, the race grew dramatically, riding the wave of the running boom that swept the nation. Its numbers doubled each year into the


eighties before peaking at around 3,700 runners in 1983. It was at that point that its leadership elected to take a more proactive role in its promotion and administration. Getting Organized n the fall of that year race representatives were dispatched to the First Annual Roadrace Management Convention in Washington DC to see what they could learn about the business of running. The knowledge they brought back led to many changes in the face and future of the race, not the least of which was the introduction of a commercial sponsorship program, which facilitated the addition of attractive new features and expanded the financial horizons


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of the event. More than 6,000 runners answered the starter’s call in 1984. The race was rolling again! The growth continued through 1987 when a throng of 14,000 showed up, jamming village streets and race venues to the point that organizers feared for the future of the event, recognizing that it was in danger of smothering in the gridlock of its own popularity. In the years since, participation has been carefully capped to preserve the integrity of the race and insure the safety of its runners. This restriction has placed a premium on participation. The race field typically sells out months in advance, earning it a gourmet reputation among elite athletes and casual joggers around the world as THE place to be on the fourth Sunday in July… if you can get in! As the race matured over the years, so too did its business profile. It was incorporated as a California nonprofit in 1980 to promote running as a means to health and fitness among the youth of Santa Cruz County. Planning for the race runs year-round. Its Board of Directors meets monthly to review policy, procedures and oversee the distribution of race proceeds to a wide array of programs and special projects. Giving Back to Local Athletes ace leadership and money spearheaded the development and maintenance of a world-class all-weather tracks at Soquel, Aptos, Watsonville and San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz High Schools and minitracks at New Brighton Middle School, Valencia and Mission Hill Elementary Schools. Scholarships of $28,000 are annually awarded to top student athletes.


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Shakespeare Santa Cruz 2013 Starts Soon Rehearsals have begun for the 2013 summer season at Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC), which features: • The Taming of the Shrew, opening July 26 at 8 p.m. • Henry V opening August 9 at 8 p.m. • The Fringe Show, the West Coast premiere of Jon Jory’s adaptation of Tom Jones on August 20 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Performances begin July 23, and in addition to attending performances, communitymembers are encouraged to take part in the myriad events surrounding SSC’s summer season. “We are very excited to share the completion of the Henriad with our audiences,” said Artistic

Director Marco Barricelli. “Actor Charles Pasternak, seen last season as Hal in Henry IV, Part Two, continues his work as Hal this season in the title role of Henry V, bringing Shakespeare’s three year making-of-a-king cycle to a close.” In another casting twist, real-life married couple FredArsanault and Gretchen Hall play sparring lovers Petruchio and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew. Audience favorite Mike Ryan also returns to play Duke of Exeter, trusted advisor to King Henry and Vincentio in Shrew, and local actor Nick Bilardello will be featured in both productions. Headshots and role assignments for the summer company can be found online at http://www.shakespearesantacruz. org/season/the_company.php. In addition to casting, SSC has many informative events for the public this summer. “There’s much more to Shakespeare Santa Cruz than just attending a

performance or two,” says Barricelli. “We want our community to meet the artists, learn about the plays and processes, and have the opportunity to ask questions and have a voice in what we do.” One of the most popular events is “Noon at the Nick,” a free discussion series at the Nickelodeon Theater in downtown Santa Cruz every Friday in July. This special event features season directors, dramaturgs, and actors gives community members the extraordinary opportunity to meet the SSC Company as they discuss each production and answer questions from the audience. Capitola Book Café hosts a “Discussion with the Directors” on Monday, July 8 from 7:30 – 9pm. This free event offers an up close and personal look at the visions and concepts from directors Edward Morgan (Shrew) and Paul Mullins (Henry V) as they work with this season’s actors in rehearsals.

For those interested in historical information on the script of each play, textual consultant Michael Warren will discuss both plays at the Santa Cruz Downtown Library Branch on Church Street on Monday, July 15 from 6-7pm. Warren has participated with SSC since its inception in 1981 and shares fascinating information about Shakespearean times, language, and history. n ••• Tickets to the All Festival Glen Season can be purchased by calling 831-459-2159 or online at http://www.shakespearesantacruz. org/tickets/. Performances begin July 23 and run through September 1, with Shrew and Henry V performing in repertory throughout the summer.


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Santa Cruz Woman Sentenced in Scam SAN JOSE — United States District Judge Edward J. Davila in San Jose, California, sentenced Tara Denise Bonelli to 37 months in prison on June 25, 2013, for defrauding investors of over $3,000,000, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag. On February 12, 2013, Bonelli pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud, in violation of 18 USC § 1343. Bonelli admitted that, beginning no later than May 2006, and continuing to at least until October 2008, she promoted false and fraudulent real estate investments by knowingly making false promises about how investor funds were to be invested and repaid. According to her plea, in May 2004, Bonelli founded Vista Holding Company, a holding company that owned and operated

eight entities, including Vista Funding Inc., a pre-foreclosure services company that helped refinance properties or purchased properties to develop, rent, and/or sell; Independent Financial, a company that bought mortgage notes from banks; Equity Advisors, a mortgage company that matched lenders with borrowers; Bonelli Properties, a real estate company; Lost Dollar Services, a company formed to facilitate collection of homeowner overages; Equity Inquiries, a real estate research company; Outlook Enterprises, a development company; and Sovereign Property Management, a property management company. Although Bonelli established all these entities under

Vista Holding Company, she primarily conducted business under Vista Funding Inc. and controlled all its business transactions. In furtherance of her scheme, Bonelli told investors that their money would be used to purchase properties for resale or conversion to condominiums and to engage in the business of foreclosure assistance. In some instances, to lure their investments, Bonelli promised a return of up to 1000 percent. Rather than use investor money for the stated purpose, Bonelli used some of the investor funds to pay for her personal expenses. Bonelli, 33, of Santa Cruz, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury on

March 16, 2011. She was charged with 18 counts of wire fraud, in violation of 18 United States Code § 1343. Under the plea agreement, Bonelli pleaded guilty to one count that encompassed the loss due to fraud in all of the counts, which was over $3,000,000. The sentencing court also ordered that Bonelli pay restitution in an amount to be settled at a hearing to be held on August 5, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Davila in San Jose. Matt Parrella and Susan Knight are the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who are prosecuting the case with the assistance of Elise Etter. The prosecution is the result of a twoyear investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division. n

State Budget includes $1.5M for Fort Ord Veterans Cemetery

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-Carmel), California State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and California State Assemblymember

Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) today celebrated Governor Jerry Brown signing the state’s 2013-14 Budget that includes $1.5 million for the construction of the

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California Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery at Ford Ord. “The Central Coast’s veterans have long deserved to have their service honored at the former Fort Ord,” said Congressman Farr. “It is great to see California and the federal government coming together with the local community to make sure this cemetery is built. We still have lots of work ahead of us but this announcement clears a major hurdle.” The $1.5 million funding will

provide the funds necessary to support the application by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) for a construction grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). Once the final project is approved, California will be reimbursed for the majority of any construction costs associated with the cemetery, including the $1.5 million allocated today.

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was raised in the beach town of Santa Cruz, California, and on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a wonderful gift, having been surrounded with incredible beauty for my entire life. For this, I am very thankful. My first go at a “W2W” from page 4 Race funds and equipment support the Santa Cruz Track Club, International Games, Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League and a wide variety of local high school sports programs. Race donations to the local community in 2012, alone, totaled more than $380,000. Total donations over the years exceed four million dollars. Giving Back to the Community peaking of money, an often overlooked but significant collateral benefit of the Race is its substantial financial impact on the local economy. It is well-documented that the fourth weekend in July is the biggest of the year for Santa Cruz County’s hotel/restaurant trade. Data compiled by The Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Bureau estimates that the 20,000 annual visitors generated by the event spend more than eight million dollars locally. The Wharf to Wharf Race today is more than just a footrace. It has become a part of the local cultural fabric, touching the lives of thousands over its thirty-sixyear history. Many have felt compelled to run it once as a rite of passage. Others run it year after year to celebrate their vitality or… just because it’s fun. Thousands are involved as volunteers, sponsors, beneficiaries. It is truly a community event of, by and for runners. The fourth Sunday in July is a special date on the Santa Cruz calendar. All this from a $200 beginning back in 1973! With Success Comes … he race is limited to 15,000 runners on a first-come-first-served basis. While most come for sun, fun, and fitness reasons, serious athletes run to test their mettle against the best. The race draws an elite, international field. The roll of past champions numbers several Olympic stars. As has been the trend over the past 5 years, the 2013 Wharf to Wharf Race sold out faster than ever. The registration for the 2013 Wharf to Wharf Race filled up in



career in art, took me to the film, video, and television industry where I worked as an independent make-up artist for over 20 years. I then decided to paint on canvas rather than faces.” — Louanne Korver just over 57 hours. The previous record for Wharf to Wharf sellout was last year (2012) when the race sold out in 6 days. The largest summer event of its kind on the West Coast Wharf to Wharf receives broad print and electronic media attention being broadcast live on radio, covered by local TV stations and televised by cable television on race day evening. It is highlighted in all running industry publications as one of the top races in America. Every One’s a Winner 012 Winners – Distance 6m – Entries 15,000 – Men’s Winner Shadrack Kosgei in 27:20 – Women’s Winner Risper Gesabwa in 30:58 Race winners will be awarded gold medals and $4,000 cash prizes. Silver medalists win $3,000; Bronze medalists $2,000; 4th place finishers $1,000. The Top Male and Female American finishers will each be awarded $1,000. Local and wheelchair champs receive distinctive plaques. Top 100 Male and Female finishers will be awarded elite Wharf to Wharf apparel. The Gold Number! Each year, one hundred finalists are randomly drawn from the sold out field of 15,000. Check your bib number. If it is gold, you are one of these lucky finalists! The winning number will be drawn at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. The prize is a trip for two at a location TBA. The awards ceremony will be held at 10:00am at the Capitola Beach Bandstand. From start to finish, the Wharf to Wharf race will be a fun-filled experience people of all ages will enjoy. Between the thrilling views of Santa Cruz and Capitola Coastline, stellar local bands and music, and familiar faces cheering participants along the route, this year’s race will be an unforgettable experience. Remember, life is short and whether as runner or observer, this 10k run makes for good conversation and stories to tell your friends, family, and children. So make plans to make the last Sunday in July count,


and take advantage of this fun filled, one of a kind event in our backyard. n ••• The Race is produced and administered by Wharf to Wharf Race, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation chartered to promote running as a means to health and fitness. Race proceeds benefit Santa Cruz County youth sports in general and the running community in particular. Website: Wharf to Wharf Board of Directors

Ken Thomas, President (Educator)
Founding Member of the Board and President. Race Director 1973-1978. Official Starter. Wally Walker, Secretary (Chief Deputy Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, retired)
Runner/volunteer since 1981, Member of the Board and Secretary since 2002 Dan Gruber, (Teacher/Coach, Aptos High School)
Wharf to Wharf Champion 1982. Technical Advisor since 1988. Member of the Board since 1993. Raceday TV color commentator. Mark McConnell, (Teacher/Track Coach Soquel High School)
Wharf to Wharf Champion 1974. Member of the Board since 1974. Race Director 1980-1983. Race Coordinator since 1984.

Carolyn McKennan, (Superintendent, Morgan Hill Unified School District, Retired)
Superintendent, Soquel Union Elementary School District, Retired) Advisor/ Volunteer since 1992. Member of the Board since 1995. Clerk of the Course. Kim East, (Communications Associate, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County)
Volunteer since 2009. Member of the Board 2012.  Race Day Headquarters. Directors Emeritus: Wayne Fontes • Gary McConnell • Nita Messersmith Lundin • Richard Patterson • Jim Reding Advisory Committee: Rudy Escalante • Eddie Ray Garcia • Tom Honig • Brendan Kelly • Robb Mayeda • Dave Murphy • Mickey Ording Race Director: Scott McConville, (Track Coach, Aptos High School)
Wharf to Wharf Scholarship winner 2001. Elite Athlete Coordinator 2009-2012.
Assistant Race Director 2012. Race Director 2013 Director of Corporate Sponsorship: Kirby Nicol, (Real Estate Broker)
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Capitola-Soquel Chamber Event Schedule Bikes on the Bay Vintage Motorcycle Show Sunday, June 30, 9AM – 4 p.m. Capitola Mall Parking Lot on 41st Avenue intage motorcycles, scooters and vendors on display. Admission is FREE! Bring the family and check out hundreds of pre-1989 vintage American, British, European and Japanese motorcycles and scooters. Find the part you’ve been looking for in the Motorcycle Swap or your dream motorcycle in the Bike Corral where used motorcycles and scooters will be for sale. Vendors showcase the latest in bike accessories, clothing, equipment, parts and more. Enjoy food, music and awards. Motorcycle/Scooter registration form, Swap/Vendor form and Bike Corral form available at www. n For more information call the CapitolaSoquel Chamber at (831)475-6522 or visit ••• Capitola-Soquel Chamber Networking Lunch At Shadowbrook featuring Video Marketing to Boost Business ake your reservation for the Capitola-Soquel Chamber Networking Lunch on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:30AM at

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non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations and advance payment required. Call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber at 831.475.6522 for reservations. For more information visit http:// www.capitola ••• Capitola-Soquel Chamber Mixer hosted by McCollum Family Chiropractic July 18, 5 – 7 p.m. oin the Capitola-Soquel Chamber for an After-Hours Networking Mixer on Thursday, July 18 from 5 – 7pm hosted by McCollum Family Chiropractic in their new location at 3555 Clares St,


“Fort Ord” from page 6 “Thanks to the united efforts of veterans, community members, and the hard work of our legislative team, we were able to succeed in securing the funding necessary to perfect the federal application that converts the dream of a veterans cemetery into a reality,” stated Senator Monning. Fort Ord was the largest training base in the western United States and was the major staging ground for operations in the Pacific. Many World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans trained at the former Army base.

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When the base was closed in 1994, to honor that connection to many of today’s veterans, land was set aside by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) for the construction of the cemetery. “Thanks to the hard work of members of the community and their dedication to this project, we’ve taken another important step toward building this special place to honor our veterans,” said Assemblymember Stone. With the funding in hand, CalVet can now submit the final application for the USDVA’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program. The grant application is due by August 15. n

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“Private Business” from page 9 Women invariably work very hard, they just don’t necessarily want to work a rigid schedule. Many successful female business owners sustain double and tripledigit growth. Also, many of them also have families. What they have worked out is that it doesn’t really matter which 80 hours you work. And while they may work weird hours, they are highly productive. We now have all the technology we need to free people to work more flexibly. In the business world we find many people whose true potential has not been allowed to bloom, perhaps because of age,

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experience, circumstance, education or even gender. But one thing is becoming more evident — women are taking a greater leadership role in business, and even in our societies. There are massive gains to be made by adopting a more rounded, holistic and balanced way of doing things. Women and their inherent creativity are uniquely positioned to do this. Closely aligned to this is my observation that successful women in business are generally more enlightened, more in touch with their soul, spirit and emotions and are able to converse openly about them. As Emotional Intelligence is seen increasingly to be critical in a leadership role, women have a natural advantage. I find that most business owners love what they do. They provide amazing services. But they don’t necessarily fully understand how to run their business and they think something must be wrong with them personally. Nothing’s wrong with them! It’s just that no one has ever taught them what to do! Women business owners usually find it easier than men to ask for help and to seek out appropriate learning. The old model of business is “work hard and get people to buy your stuff.” The new model is Authenticity, Service and Wealth. This new model is typically easier for women. And when you learn to create your business in the new model, people thank you for being successful. They thank you for who you are and what you’ve created. (You get to thank them too!) n

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ometimes we live near outstanding natural wonders that attract tourists from far away but we have never actually visited. On a recent first-time visit to New Brighton State Beach, this beautiful tree-shrouded hidden sanctuary blew us away! From the 1850’s to the 1880’s, it was known as China Beach, or China Cove. There was a small village constructed of scrap lumber and driftwood erected at the base of the cliffs. A plaque at the beach entrance reads “it was established by Chinese fishermen who set their nets by boat and then hauled their daily catch onto the beach by hand for drying and selling. By l890, however, the expanding resort industry and waves of anti-Chinese sentiment had combined to force the last of the Chinese fishermen out of Santa Cruz County.” The beach is a bit narrow and strewn with bunches of seaweed and logs

weathered by sea and wind - good places to sit and look at the ocean. There are metal-encased fire pit circles every twenty or so feet that were being used by families enjoying their Sunday afternoon BBQ. The

rest rooms nearby appear newly built. There was no sign of, or to, the Visitor Center so we asked a park ranger. He guided us back up to where the entrance road split into “Camping” and “Beach.”

We drove up the meandering tree-lined “Camping” road and came upon the lovely Spanish-style building nestled in a grove of towering trees. Inside were poster board displays of the Ohlone Indian life, Spanish colonial/mission time, Mexican cattle culture under Mexican land grants (ranchos) and the American settlement. After the Mexican-American War ended in 1847, more American immigrants arrived and married into the established Mexican families. One of these immigrants was Thomas Fallon, son-in-law of Martina Castro, owner of the Rancho Soquel land grant, who deeded a part of her property to Thomas. He turned it into a resort he named Camp San Jose, hoping to attract visitors from San Jose. When that didn’t work too well, he re-named it New Brighton after the English seaside resort. “Backyard Discovery” page 21

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Can the U.S. Meet Its 2014 Education Goals?

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e’re fast approaching 2014, the year federal law calls for all students to be 100 percent proficient in reading and math. Are we there yet? “No, but to be fair, that goal was unattainable,” says Dr. Mariam Azin, president of Mazin Education, (, which develops software solutions to help schools better assess, identify and serve at-risk students. “What concerns me more is that the No Child Left Behind Act is also intended to dramatically reduce dropout rates. That’s very attainable, and yet we still have one in five students failing to graduate from high school!” A core tenet of the 2001 federal law is 100 percent student proficiency in reading and math by 2014. It also requires all secondary schools to show yearly progress on the number of freshmen who graduate with diplomas after four years. However, two years ago, states were offered waivers on meeting some of the law’s requirements if they implemented certain policies, such as linking teacher evaluations to students’ test scores. As of April 2013, 34 states and the District of Columbia had been granted waivers and 10 more applications were pending. “Most of the states with waivers are now circumventing the accountability

rules intended to increase the graduation rate, which is now 78 percent nationally,” says Azin, citing an Alliance for Excellent Education report released in February. “That sounds good until you realize 22 out of every 100 students – the dropouts – are more likely to earn less money, be less healthy, and spend time in jail. Five states have dropout rates of more than 40 percent!” Azin, who holds a doctorate in applied social psychology and has more than 20 years’ experience in educational research and evaluation, says there are clear indicators that a student is at risk for dropping out. “By monitoring each student’s risk factors and intervening early, we can keep more kids in school,” she says. “And that doesn’t have to be a laborintensive exercise – we have computers!” Azin says, “Some risk factors can be monitored just by collating the student information already recorded. While research has identified many potential predictors, these (3) have proven consistently reliable.” • Attendance: Being absent 10 percent of school days (first 30 days per grading period annually). • Behavior: One or more major behavior incidents per grading period1. • Course Performance: An inability to read at grade level by the end of

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can be automated, with alerts going to the appropriate interventionist when necessary.” Boosting high school graduation rates to near 100 percent is both essential and attainable with the information now available. Azin said, “No child should be left behind, and it’s within our means to identify students at risk of dropping out and take steps to prevent that.” n ••• Dr. Mariam Azin is president and CEO of Mazin Education, an educational company focused on software solutions that help schools to better assess, identify and serve at-risk students.

Help prevent sea otter fatalities

California Department of Fish and Game asks boaters to lower speeds in sea otter habitat


cientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind boaters to watch for sea otters this summer, particularly while travelling just outside harbors or other areas where otters may be present. “Boat operators can easily avoid striking otters by using safe boating practices including reducing speed in otter areas and by keeping a look out for them,” said Laird Henkel of the (CDFW) Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center. Henkel’s team recently examined two dead otters recovered in and around Moss Landing and both suffered trauma consistent with blunt force impact from a boat hull. The two were likely caught unaware

at or near the surface when a boat crossed their path. Collisions with fast-moving boats typically causes broken bones and often results in internal hemorrhaging. Strikes with a propeller cause serious lacerations (cuts). Otter researchers have collected 35 otters with boat strike-related injuries since 2003, many associated with the peak boating season. “Boat strike otter deaths concern us because the deaths are unnecessary,” added Henkel. “Reducing boat speeds in otter areas will reduce fatalities and help this threatened species.” The most recent census of California’s Southern sea otter found that only about 2,800 exist in the wild.

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History of the Roaring Camp Railroads


he newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of Rail series is Roaring Camp Railroads from local authors Beniam Kifle and Nathan Goodman. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of the California railroads. In 1963, Norman Clark officially opened Roaring Camp to the public. Since then, it has become a popular and wellknown destination for tourists and rail buffs from around the world who wish to visit and ride on its 100-year-old steam trains.

Isaac Graham, who constructed the first powered sawmill and the first whiskey distillery in the American West, settled the area in the 1840s. Graham was notorious for his boisterous antics and his settlement became known as a “wild and roaring camp.” Clark arrived in the area in the mid1950s with $25 in his pocket and the dream of preserving a piece of early California. “Roaring Camp” page 17

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Cabrillo Stage’s 2013-14 Season Features Classics and Original Works

First of Four Performances Begin July 12; Last Performance Runs Through January 2014


abrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company at Cabrillo College, presents its 32nd season starting July 12 and playing through January 2014. This season the company will light up the night with shows that are both classic and original works. Online ticket sales are available now at, and staffed box office opens June 18. Cabrillo Stage’s 2013 summer repertory season opens with Broadway’s Tony Award winning musical, La Cage Aux Folles, performing in the Cabrillo Crocker Theater July 12 - August 11. Then it’s romance on the plains in Rodger and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! performing July 26 - August 18. In the intimate Cabrillo Black Box Theater, Cabrillo Stage is proud to present July 25 - August 18 the return of last summer’s sell-out hit Escaping Queens, a poignant yet comic tale of coming of age in the projects written by local composer Joe Ortiz. In the New Year, January 3-19, 2014, Cabrillo Stage will present the premiere of the revised modern musical myth written by legendary award-winning composer Steve Dorff, Lunch. Mr. Dorff will be on

hand for the opening and a post-show discussion with the audience. Director Janie Scott returns to Cabrillo Stage to direct La Cage Aux Folles July 12 - August 11. Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s musical comedy is the story of a flamboyant gay couple – Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction – and the farcical adventures that ensue when George’s son brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet them. Winner of countless Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Musical Revival. Adult themes and language. Kikau Alvaro of New York directs the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma!, July 26 - August 18, which set the standard for musical theatre with its fusion of story, song and dance. This multi award-winning show is set in a western Indian territory at the turn of the century where the high-spirited rivalry between the farmers and the cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and the sinister Jud Fry vie for the affection of Laurey, a winsome

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farm girl. A timeless classic for the whole family. Cabrillo Stage’s third offering for the summer is Escaping Queens, July 25 —August 18, which returns after a sell-out world premiere at Cabrillo Stage in 2012. With a new cast and revised staging, Santa Cruz composer Joe Ortiz’s musical memoir tells a story that lies in the shadows of the Queensboro Bridge. This heart-rending and comic story of an immigrant family is seen through the eyes of a young boy, where we meet a zany cast of jubilant characters – a gambling Puerto Rican father, a nurturing Italian mother, a love-crazed teenager, a lurking neighborhood bookie and Doo Wop kids singing on the street corner – who all weave the tale of a desperate escape from New York. Adult Language. Tickets and subscription packages are currently available for Cabrillo Stage’s January show, Lunch, January 3 - 19, 2014, directed by Andrew Ceglio. Legendary composer Steve Dorff’s musical comedy tells the story of Mackenzie Richards, a recently deceased Wall Street specialist who discovers that he will not be allowed access to the Gates of Eternity due to the life he lead on Earth. He negotiates a deal with the powers that be and is granted the opportunity to redeem himself with the task of answering a prayer in three Manhattan locations. To do so, he has one hour from noon to 1 pm – “The Lunch

Shift.” As he frantically scrambles to carry out his task, he learns how love, friendship and family are the greatest forces on earth. You won’t want to miss this modern day musical myth that is sure to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone. A treat for the whole family. Subscription and individual tickets sales are now available online. Staffed box office opens June 18. Watch for special ticket giveaways and post-show discussions with cast and crew. n ••• Cabrillo Stage 2013-2014 Season runs July 12 to January 19, 2014 LA CAGE AUX FOLLES July 12 - August 11 plays Wednesday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, matinees at 2 PM OKLAHOMA! July 26 - August 18 plays Wednesday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, weekend matinees at 2 PM ESCAPING QUEENS In the intimate Cabrillo Black Box Theater July 25 - August 18 plays Wednesday - Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM, Sunday matinees at 3PM Cabrillo Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA. TICKETS: Online now at Staffed box office at 831-479-6154 starting June 18. Prices $22 -$48 (including ticket fees) INFORMATION:

Celebration of State’s Largest Dam Removal

Historic Tearing Down of the Antiquated San Clemente Dam

PACIFIC GROVE — Elected Officials, conservation groups and community leaders from across the state gathered in Carmel on June 21 to celebrate the groundbreaking to tear down San Clemente Dam. The event, hosted by California American Water in partnership with the California State Coastal Conservancy, NOAA Fisheries and The Nature Conservancy, included state and federal representatives as well as leadership from various nonprofit organizations that contributed to the dam removal effort. “This project will be the largest dam removal in state history,” said Rep. Sam Farr, D-California. “It marks the beginning of a new era for this river, its inhabitance and the community it benefits. The project itself also marks a new way forward in terms of public-private partnerships and working together to accomplish major infrastructure endeavors like this one. This model could be applied to other dams in the state that have exceeded their useful life.” “After years of hard work, it is an honor to join the project team and other dignitaries to celebrate the removal of the antiquated San Clemente Dam and restoration of the Carmel River Watershed,” said state Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel. Since it was built in 1921, the San Clemente Dam has dramatically decreased once vibrant steelhead runs. “In 1850, an estimated 12,000 to 20,000 Steelhead climbed the Carmel River each year,” said Buck Sutter, National Marine Fisheries Service habitat conservation director. “But today, less than 100 make it over the dam. This project will enable the Steelhead to make a viable return

as well as the river ’s other threatened wildlife.” Property below the dam is threatened with the possible collapse of this seismically unsafe structure. The reservoir is over 95% filled with more than 2.5 million cubic yards of sediment and a remaining water storage capacity of only about 70 acre-feet. The removal project includes an innovative engineering approach of rerouting the river around its accumulated sediment. The dam removal project was made possible by a partnership between California American Water, the owners and operators of the dam, and the California State Coastal Conservancy and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

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for other dam removal and river restoration projects in California and nationwide.” • Removing the San Clemente Dam and restoring the Carmel’s nature flow benefits include: • Permanently removes the public safety risk posed by the potential collapse of the outdated San Clemente Dam, which now threatens 1,500 homes and other public buildings in the event of a large flood or earthquake. • Aides in the recovery of threatened South-Central California Coast steelhead by providing unimpaired access to essential spawning and rearing habitat. • Expands public recreation resulting in over 5,400 acres of contiguous regional parkland for low impact recreation. • Restores the river’s natural sediment flow, helping replenish sand on Carmel Beach and improve habitat for steelhead. • Reduces beach erosion that now contributes to destabilization of homes, roads, and infrastructure. • Re-establishes a healthy connection between the lower Carmel River and the watershed above San Clemente Dam. • Improves habitat for threatened California red-legged frogs. n ••• The Carmel River and San Clemente Dam project is the first of its kind, paving the way for similar projects here in California and throughout the country,” said Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird. “Thanks to public-private cooperation, this project will help restore 25 miles of sensitive steelhead spawning habitat and create open space for all Californians to enjoy.” www.





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mation – including recipes, information about the film, and how they can help by making a donation to Feeding America. The campaign comes in time for Hunger Action Month which takes place each September. This campaign brings together the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks and their 61,000 agencies – food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters – to urge individuals to take action in their communities and help fight hunger. In addition, each purchase of specially marked packages of participating produce will give consumers the gift of a 3D movie upgrade (up to a US $3.00 value), downloadable coloring pages, downloadable screen savers, or a promo code for two 8” x 10” prints from Shutterfly. The campaign begins with the specially marked packages of participating produce in stores beginning in July and August, and culminates this September with Hunger Action Month and the release

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ndrew Woodhead grew up in Santa Cruz, attended Santa Cruz High School and received a B.A. in anthropology/archeology from UC, San Diego in 2010. He then studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where he received a Master ’s of Science in European Archeology. His research interests have primarily been prehistoric Britain, Ireland, and the archeology of foodways. At the monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Archeology Society on June 20th, Andrew gave a presentation entitled “Consuming Identity: The Role of the Feast in Iron Age Britain.” Feasting for various occasions, i.e., weddings, funerals, coming of age ceremonies, political pact-making, peace treaties, social-climbing, etc. has been going on since time immemorial. Feasts have always played a pivotal role in social and economic development. Until now, there has been little investigation into this universal practice. Feasts were, and still are, symbols of individual or family status. Only an exceptional few people had the wealth and capability of acquiring enough food and accoutrements to hold banquets for groups of people, whether large or small.

Andrew’s studies were primarily of the Aylesford-Swarling pottery culture burials of southeastern Britain during the Iron Age (100 B.C. to circa 43 A.D.). Being situated nearest to continental Europe, there was a lot of exchange of goods between Gaul (now France) and Britain. Archeologists have discovered what appears to be proof of two types of feasts: funerary and diacritical. Funerary is self-explanatory; to this day we generally celebrate a person’s passing with some sort of meal after the ceremonial rite is completed. Diacritical feasting, however, was to socially distinguish oneself in the community through the type and amount of food which was served as well as the serving plates, ewers, and cups used. There could have been singing, dancing and intoxication at these feasts. Surprisingly, no items of personal adornment were found among the grave goods of this culture. It appears that it was more important to the Aylesford-Swarling culture to preserve the pottery they used to entertain guests.

“Roaring Camp” from page 13 Clark’s dream included a plan to construct an 1880s railroad town, complete with an authentic narrow-gauge logging railway. Over the last 50 years, Clark’s dream has been continued and expanded now incorporating two railroads, one of which dates to 1875. n ••• There will be a Book Signing! Monday,

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Second Annual Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute

Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) Program Camps for Middle and High School Students Camps Run July 15 – August 16 With New Camps


he Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) today announces its second-annual Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute, a series of weeklong summer camps designed to give junior high and high school students the opportunity to begin their journeys on to college and careers. New this year, the Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute includes camps for middle school and high school students, and camps will be offered at both the Cabrillo College Aptos and Watsonville campuses. The Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute is an initiative of the Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C), a countywide collaborative comprised of public education institutions, including all K-12 School Districts, Cabrillo College, CSU Monterey Bay, San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). The goal of S4C is to increase the college and career readiness and success of every student in Santa Cruz County. The camps in the Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute are arranged as a series of ‘Institutes.’ In each, students will spend a week exploring a chosen

career path through both classroom and hands-on activities. This year’s Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute also features a new, ‘College & Career Readiness’ track for junior high and high school students, which includes SAT Prep, CareerCamp and College & Career 101. Additional new high school programs offered include Computer Technology, Construction & Energy Management, Digital Media and Entrepreneurship. The Institutes include: • Computer Building • Nursing • Dental Hygiene • SAT Preparation • College & Career Readiness • Digital Media (digital photography, video production, graphic design, animation) • Engineering for Boys • Engineering for Girls • Construction & Energy Management (Aptos Campus & Solari Green Technology Center in Watsonville) • Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship • Astro-photography

• Fashion • Food Science • Oceanography/ Geology “We are thrilled to be expanding the Cabrillo Youth Summer Institute this year to include programs for high school students as well as programs at Cabrillo’s Watsonville Campus,” said Luan Seaman, Santa Cruz County College Commitment Program Manager. “Giving high school students the ability to explore college and career paths and to get a head start on college preparation improves their college and career readiness, and ultimately their success in whichever path they choose.” The camps will be held this summer during the weeks of July 15-19, July 22-26, August 5-9 and August 12-16. Camps are offered at the Cabrillo College Aptos Campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, and the Cabrillo College Watsonville Campus, 318

Union Street, Watsonville. Each weeklong camp features a morning session from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit programs/camp or call 831-479-6331. Junior high students entering seventh and eighth grade in fall 2013 are eligible to participate in the Junior High School camps. High school students entering ninth through twelfth grades in fall 2013 are eligible to participate in the High School camps. The tuition for each Institute is $165 with the exception of Culinary Arts, which is $235. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Every Institute will have its own faculty member, as well as a camp counselor. Students who attend both sessions in a given week will need to bring their own lunches, and will be supervised by camp counselors during lunch, then escorted to their next Institutes. n ••• Cabrillo College is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville.

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ticular website to run an application which allows the caller to remotely access the victim’s computer. Once remote access was established, the victims were instructed to open their wire transfer program and login to their accounts, so the callers could update the system. The victims were then told to turn off their monitors, to avoid interference with the update.

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Fireworks and a Safe Holiday Mike DeMars, Public Information Officer Central Fire Protection District


entral Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to be fire safe when celebrating Independence Day. We encourage you and your families to observe these safety tips: 1. First – observe local laws regarding fireworks. Fireworks are illegal within most areas of Santa Cruz County. 2. Don’t allow young children to play with fireworks under any circumstances. 3. Keep fireworks away from dry leaves, grass and combustible materials (including clothing). 4. Never point or throw fireworks at anyone. 5. Don’t experiment with homemade fireworks. 6. Don’t stand near or over fireworks when they are lit. Watch from a safe distance. 7. Keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose accessible. 8. Don’t relight used or malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them in water and dispose of them. Young children suffer the majority of burn injuries caused by fireworks. Mishandled fireworks cause millions of dollars in property damage every year and are often identified as the cause of accidental fires. For more information, contact Central Fire Protection District or your local fire department. n ••• The Central Fire website is For enforcement of fireworks violations, contact your local law enforcement agency. Capitola Soquel Times / July 2013 / 19

Being Prepared & Staying Safe By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Operations, Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District


ell, it’s time for me to run my annual 4th of July safety article. However, this year I feel I need to preference it with information that is pertinent to the conditions we are currently faced with and how they will affect a wildland fire. Rainfall across much of the state was well below normal, which of course has caused a reduction in fuel moisture levels in the wildland setting. Another factor that plays into the spread of a wild fire is the energy release component (ERC). This is defined as the amount of energy in BTU’s released from a given amount of fuel as it burns. In our area so far this year we have consistently been above average, consistently above the ERC of last year and have on several days set new maximum records. So what does this mean? Fire conditions are setting up to be like the conditions saw in 2008 when we experienced some of the largest fires in Santa Cruz County in recent history, the Summit Fire in May and both the Martin and Trabing fires in June which was just the start of the State wide fires resulting from lightening and manmade causes. We may see the conditions become even worse than those seen in 2008 because all of the factors that influence fires and fire spread are 4 to 6 weeks ahead of schedule. We are seeing conditions in June that we normally do not see until August. “The rocket’s red glare, bombs bursting in air…”

The Star Spangled Banner while written about the sights and sounds of war are also often associated with the sight and sounds of fireworks, and illustrates how fireworks are a part of America’s history. Unfortunately, this time honored tradition often brings about devastating fires, personal injuries, and even death. With the Fourth of July just days away, I (like other Americans) look forward to watching fireworks displays. With the hiss of the rockets as they lift into the air; the bright flash of light and the rainbow of colors followed by the loud, trembling boom; and the sheer pleasure on the faces of children as they watch intently, eyes wide and mouths scrunched as they echo ‘oohs and ahhs’ after each explosion.

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As a firefighter, I have also seen the fear in the eyes of children when the American tradition goes askew and the look of sheer disbelief as a family witnesses the loss of their home and all of their belongings’ in a raging fire. Each year firefighters anticipate the devastation that fireworks will bring. Each year we will see fire’s that are started because of the use of fireworks and treat patients who have been injured. Fire in any form does not mix with our wildland areas. Fireworks, once ignited, are often unpredictable as well as uncontrollable. Once a fire starts it is inevitably too late. It is like trying to stop a bullet once it’s been fired from a gun. While we have had more rain this year than we have had

in the last few years, the grass and brush is becoming dry and is ready to burn if an ignition source like fireworks is introduced. You may be asking yourself, are fireworks really that bad? Let’s look at the statistics for 2011. Approximately 9,600 people were injured and treated in hospital emergency departments across the U.S. with an unknown number of injuries seen by clinics, private physicians or not seen by medical professionals because of fireworks, more than half were children. During that same time four people were killed as a result of fireworks related accidents. While the dollar loss from fireworks accidents can never compare to the human loss, fireworks were responsible for approximately 2,300 structure and vehicle fires that resulted in $36 million in direct property damage. Please remember that all fireworks are illegal in Santa Cruz County with the exception of “Safe and Sane” fireworks in the city of Watsonville and on private property in the city limits of Capitola. More important even than being illegal is the severe risk to health, property and the environment from the use of fireworks. If you would like to enjoy fireworks this year, find a local professional show so you can safely enjoy them. n ••• Hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July.

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rom $20,000 to $65,000 a year – that’s the tuition cost for one year of college, says John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families’ futures. “For the 2012–2013 academic year, the average cost for an in-state public college is $22,261. A moderate budget for a private college averaged $43,289,” says McDonough, CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions, “But for elite schools, we’re talking about three times the cost of your local state school. Either way, your kid’s higher education can easily shoot into six figures after four years.” Along with worrying about rising tuition prices, parents also fear for their own futures if their retirement savings are drained by children’s college costs, McDonough says. Only 14 percent, for example, are very confident they’ll have the money to live comfortably in retirement, he says, citing a 2012 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. 
“Families feel they’re faced with conflicting goals, but there are numerous ways to pay for college while investing in your future retirement,” says McDonough, who offers insights for parents to keep in mind while planning for their child’s education: • The ROI (Return On Investment) of a college education: At a time when so many American families are financially strapped, college is an especially stressful topic because

parents know higher learning will help their kids succeed. College graduates earn 84 percent than those with only a high school diploma, according to Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Here is how earning breaks down over one’s life time, based on education: a doctoral degree-holder will earn $3.3 million over a lifetime; $2.3 million is estimated for a college graduate; those with only a high school diploma can expect $1.3 million. • Move retirement assets to qualify for grants: Most parents know about the 529 savings account, but that’s not necessarily the best or only option. Reallocating your retirement assets, such as 401(k)s, can better position a child to qualify for grants and scholarships. This legal and ethical maneuvering may be the single most

important factor when considering how to pay for college. • Know your student’s strengths and weaknesses: Consider independent and objective analysis of your future college student. Assessment might include a personality profile and a detailed search for a future career. Also, think about a more nuts-and-bolts approach, including scholarship eligibility, SAT and ACT prep courses, review of admissions essays and an in-depth analysis of chances for enrollment in a student’s top four choices of colleges. • Make a checklist of financial aid forms: In order to maximize a fair price of higher education, remember there is plenty of data to review. McDonough recommends a checklist with a timeline and notable deadlines. Be ready to troubleshoot the “alphabet soup” of data forms: FAFSA – Free Application For Federal Student Aid; CSS profile – College Scholarship Service; SAR – Student Aid Report; and more. Think about this process as a second job, or find professional help you can trust. n ••• John McDonough is the founder, president and CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions and is an active member in National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and Society of Financial Service Professionals, as well as American Association of Life Underwriters.

of this species angrily attacked the Santa Cruz area. Movie director Alfred Hitchcock lived in Scotts Valley at the time and heard about this incident. This article and a short story by Daphne du Maurier about unusual bird behavior was the inspiration for his 1963 film, “The Birds.” Later, scientists discovered it was likely toxic algae

coming out of leaky septic tanks installed in the early 1960’s during a Monterey Bay housing boom had poisoned the birds. The campsites are located above the Visitor Center spread out among many trees and shrubs and while the space is open, there is a sense of privacy between each campsite. There is just enough space between sites promoting neighborliness but not so little that one is forced into it. Options are always good – some people want peace and quiet – some want to socialize. This family-friendly state park has a lot to offer with 100+ camping spaces (including four with wheelchair accessibility), seven rest rooms with showers at the campsites, a small gathering place or amphitheater, an interesting Visitor Center, and a beautiful beach — all in our own backyard! n •••

“Backyard Discovery” from page 11 A large wall map shows the Pacific migration paths of various creatures: birds (Sooty Shearwaters), grey whales, and Monarch butterflies. The Kuroshio Current, (“Black Tide”), flows northeast of the coast of Japan into the north Pacific and down the western coast of North America. It influences weather, sea life, and the migratory pattern of many animals. The equivalent of the North Atlantic’s “Gulf Stream,” it transports warm tropical water northward toward the polar region. The rich assortment of nutrients it carries feeds a diverse assortment of migratory fauna on their long migrations. Most of us know about the Monarch butterfly and grey whale migrations. But the Sooty Shearwater is an entirely different story. In 1961 an article in the local paper reported that a large migratory flock Capitola Soquel Times / July 2013 / 21

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he old saying “Great Oaks from little acorns grow” is very appropriate for the growth of the Mid County Senior Center ’s Tuesday Night Live. Four years ago, Tony Alonzo came up with the idea of combining the large Senior Center building that was always empty on Tuesday evenings with the need for more socializing among seniors. He was given a reluctant O.K. by the Board of Directors to try it for two weeks. On a Tuesday evening in May of 2009, Tony, Donna Fernandez, Alice Crawford and Nancy Kleck opened the doors of the Senior Center to a group of 18 men and women who spent the evening socializing and playing board games and ping pong. Light refreshments were served and a new custom was started. The original four were joined by Hedy Mowrey, who organized the games and set up the tables. Jim Bowman, Rocky Kountz, Helen Hienz and Amira Spendlove were also volunteering their services. Word spread that this was an enjoyable way to spend a Tuesday evening and the crowd grew larger each week. The project was still on a “Let’s try it another week” basis. The refreshments soon progressed into a home cooked style dinner prepared by Donna, Alice and Hedy using their home-style recipes, and

Jim Bowman introducing his gourmet style cuisine. By August, knowledge of this event had been spread via an article in The Capitola Times, a notice in the News Letter and by word of mouth. The attendance had grown to 35 to 40 attendees each week and Tuesday Night Live was here to stay. Carolee Burrows and her ukulele group “Side by Side by Side by Side” were providing entertainment twice a month. Helen Hienz was overseeing the Dominoes games and there was a large sing-along group. Today, four years later, attendance has grown to 65 to 80 each week and as many as 130 to 180 on special occasions. There is a salad bar, a serving line of six men and women behind the chaffing pans set up on the long buffet table, punch bowls, coffee and tea on a side table and a dessert table, all for the price of $7. People start arriving at 4:30, salad is served and the buffet table is opened when Tony rings the ranch style dinner bell. Carolee is there twice a month with her expanded band now called “All Shook Up” and Helen has tables of dominoes players. Other games are available. The event is open to the public and people of all ages are seen enjoying the dinner with the members of the Senior Center.

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Give your small business a social facelift S mall businesses that adopt online marketing strategies see significant business benefits, ranging from improved campaign performance to higher return on investment (ROI), according to a recent study conducted by Forrester. However, small businesses are likely still favoring newspaper advertising and direct mail, which are time-intensive and costly. Consumers, however, are now spending more time online than ever before: the average time spent online by U.S. residents is 32 hours per month. They spend a large portion of that online time connecting with friends and family as well as businesses. There is no better time than now for business owners to take a fresh look at how best to take advantage of social channels to reach consumers in a relevant way. For example, 150 million people visit Facebook pages (home to brands and businesses) every day, where they share word-of-mouth recommendations. With social platforms, business owners can listen, respond, take part in real-time conversations with their customers and see how these recommendations drive sales. Lolly Wolly Doodle, a North Carolina-based online retailer that creates personalized, monogrammed children’s clothing, went straight to social media to reach the right audience and increase business traffic. “We really built a community on Facebook, so we’re able to listen to consumers and talk to them,” says company founder Brandi Temple. “The very first time we posted something we

fans or followers. Mix up the content with engaging photos and videos. Be timely by posting about current events, holidays or recent news. State Bicycle Co., a bike manufacturer based out of Tempe, Ariz. that specializes in limited edition bicycles, used Facebook to frequently host photo contests on its page, and the contest winners received prizes including a new bike. They also encourage fans to like posts to see a sneak peek of new products. 3. Boost your results fter engaging with your customers, amplify your results by using social ad offerings geared towards small businesses. If you’re on Facebook, promoted posts are an easy way to reach more people with your important messages. Promoting a post turns your posts into ads, right from your page, ensuring that more of your audience sees your posts. Promoted posts can be targeted according to gender, age, geography and other factors to reach the best audience. Local businesses ranging from restaurants to salons to retailers can all take this opportunity to get a much-needed social facelift. Regardless of the industry or budget, now is the time to consider social as an integral part of your marketing strategy. Any business owner starting with these three tips will be on the way to building strong relationships with customers, reaching new people and, most importantly, driving sales. n Brandpoint Media

A got immediate response, people sending in orders faster than we could do production on them.” Temple discovered that social media was the marketing channel that was growing the fastest and, as a result, shifted resources accordingly. Millions of business owners have seen big business growth through social marketing. Below are a few tips to enhance your business’ presence on social media and more effectively reach the right audience to grow sales in 2013. 1. Build your social hub business’ social profile, such as a Facebook page, is the central hub for any business and it’s free and easy to set up. Fill out business hours on the page,


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Capitola Child Psychologist Back In Court

ohn W. Visher, 66, the Capitola child psychologist accused of molesting his patients, was due back in court Wednesday, July 26 for a preliminary hearing to determine if there’s evidence enough for the county to proceed to trial. Visher, who lives in La Selva Beach, is accused of 21 counts of child molestation and child pornography and of abusing four victims starting in 2001. According to prosecutors, if convicted, Visher could be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

after prosecutors added addiCapitola police first tional counts involving three investigated Visher in 2001 more underage victims that and again in 2005. But for had come forward. lack of evidence, he was not The victims were both arrested. Then in September boys and girls who allegedly of 2012, he was arrested when were molested beginning in a 9-year-old girl reported 2001. The three additional inappropriate contact with victims that include a then Visher. The girl’s family has 8-year-old boy – now 21 years filed a civil lawsuit against John W. Visher old – who was allegedly Visher, which has been suspended until the end of the criminal abused in 2002 and 2003, and additionally a then 5-year-old boy. Because case. Then in May 2013, he was rearrested of the statute of limitations, none of

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ AND SOQUEL CREEK WATER DISTRICT (scwd 2) REGIONAL SEAWATER DESALINATION PROJECT The Draft EIR is available for review and comment from May 13, 2013 to July 15, 2013. Copies of the Draft EIR can be viewed at several locations in the Santa Cruz area. For a list of these locations, or for more information about the Draft EIR, visit the project website at

ATTEND PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held to solicit comments on the Draft EIR. The hearing will include an open house and presentation, followed by a public comment period. Monday, July 1, 2013 at First Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz: 6:30PM – 9:00PM


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30. *Subject of Nathan’s contest 35. Turkey dance 37. German composer Carl ____ 39. *The whistle or crack of a firework 40. Dwarf buffalo 41. *”To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid _____” 43. Armor chest plate 44. Tear into shreds 46. *What fireworks do before exploding 47. Takes to court 48. Scraps 50. Def Leppard’s “Rock of ____” 52. Plays for pay 53. Be inclined 55. Hole punching tool

57. Mozambique’s neighbor 60. *What we celebrate on the 4th 64. Lace loop 65. Australian runner 67. Mojave plant 68. Friend in a sombrero 69. Mitch’s significant other on “Modern Family” 70. Concentration of a solution 71. Do over 72. It’s of the beholder? 73. Don’t take one’s eyes off


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these current charges come from the accusation of the 5-year-old. Prosecutor Michael Gilman alleges in court papers that Visher used his, “position of power to molest and control the children he was supposed to be counseling,” for at least a decade. Visher, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, had his psychology license suspended by the state pending results of these criminal proceedings. Since his arrest in May, Visher has been in the Santa Cruz County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. n

Capitola considering car-free Sunday on Esplanade


apitola may make the Esplanade in Capitola Village a pedestrian-only area barring cars and trucks some Sunday this fall. The “Car Free Day” was proposed by City Councilman Dennis Norton, who envisions local bands, ukulele players, hula dancers, all providing entertainment while booths with local merchants and community groups selling their wares. Norton described a day with a skateboard exhibition, an event for dogs and their owners, while encouraging people on the beach to throw Frisbees, bring hula hoops and run sack races. For the event, Police Chief Rudy Escalante proposed closing lower Monterey and San Jose avenues as well as the Esplanade while keeping Capitola and Stockton avenues open. The city staff recommends Sept. 29 or Oct. 13 as possible dates. The event’s date depends on completion of the lower Pacific Cove parking lot, which has been delayed by issues involving a new state mandate to prevent stormwater runoff. n

“Ic3” from page 18 Websites Posting Mug Shots and Extortion he IC3 has received hundreds of complaints from individuals claiming they located their mug shots on 20 different websites, all of which allegedly use similar business practices. Some victims reported they were juveniles at the time of the arrests and their records were sealed. Therefore, their information should not be available to the public. Others stated the information posted on the sites was either


“Local Boy” from page 17 The amount and type of grave goods found along with cremated remains indicates the status of the deceased individual. Imported wine vessels, ewers, as well as drinking cups have been found, to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the deceased’s socio-economic status. (Although it is impossible to tell gender from cremated remains, it’s probably a safe guess that a lot of women were involved in the prep-and-serve part of the feast.) As indicated by the later grave goods uncovered, the pottery makers of Britain started incorporating foreign designs from the continent into their own creations.

incorrect or blatantly false. Complainants who requested to have their mug shot removed, had to provide a copy of their driver’s license, court record and other personal identifying information. However, providing such information puts those at risk for identify theft. Complainants were also subject to paying a fee to have their mug shot removed. Although they paid the fee, some of the mug shots were not removed. If they were removed, the mug shots appeared on similar websites.

Andrew’s interesting and unusual presentation, which touched on only a part of his Master’s thesis, was well received by the members. n ••• “Over 40 Years of Community Archeology in Central California” The Santa Cruz Archeological Society is a non-profit organization that works with multiple agencies to preserve and monitor local prehistoric and historic resources, striving to connect people with their local heritage through education and hands-on experience. One of its goals is to provide education on recent and ongoing archeological finds and theories through monthly meetings September through June on the

If the victim threatened to report the websites for unlawful practice, the websites’ owners threatened to escalate the damaging information against the victim. Instant Messaging Apps used to Spread Liftoh Trojan Virus C Magazine featured the following article on June 1, 2013 Users receiving shortened URLs in Skype instant messages, or similar IM platforms, should be wary of a new Trojan virus, called

Liftoh. So far, it has primarily infected users in Latin America, said Rodrigo Calvo, a researcher at Symantec. When targeted, victims receive a message in Spanish containing a shortened URL (Internet Address). The messages appear as if they are coming from someone on the user’s Skype contact list that is linking to a photo. If clicked, the link redirects users to, which is hosting a URL, which initiates a weaponized zip file containing Liftoh. The trojan is capable of downloading additional malware. n

third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Cabrillo College’s Sesnon House. The public is welcome to attend. This past May, archeologists from San Francisco’s Presidio gave a fascinating talk on what they have discovered from the Native American/Spanish/ Mexican/American culture at the former army post. Another goal is education and outreach to local elementary schools. Last October during California Archeology Month, SCAS was requested to teach archeology to students at the Orchard School on Trout Gulch Road in Aptos. In the process, students discovered an old farmstead and other historic sites on their 14-acre campus. With the help of teachers

and archeologists, they found and collected artifacts and mapped their location — an enjoyable and successful learning experience! The Society has also been involved in field surveys, site recordings, and excavations. Anyone with an interest in archeology and the desire to learn more about our priceless vanishing heritage is invited to attend the monthly lectures and get involved in our projects. “Please join our efforts to preserve the past for the future.” A quarterly newsletter is at santacruz *Excerpted from the February 20, 2013 issue of Santa Cruz Archeological Society’s Newsletter. — By Edita McQuary

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Summer adventure, suspense and mayhem … Slingshot

A Spycatcher Novel By Matthew Dunn William Morrow. $25.99 (Rating: Very Good) atthew Dunn puts his years of experience as a top-level field officer for M16, the British intelligence service, to good use in this thriller. The third installment of Dunn’s bestselling “Spycatcher” series finds Will Cochrane, who doubles as a spy for both the CIA and M16, facing his most treacherous assignment ever. A document that outlines a clandestine agreement between Russia, Germany and the United States has suddenly gone missing in Europe. The contents of the “Slingshot” agreement, as it has been dubbed, could lead to the genocide of scores of people if it falls into the wrong hands. Assigned the task of retrieving the document and neutralizing the traitor who snatched it, Cochrane’s search takes him from Poland and Russia to the Black Forest of Germany where he uncovers a doomsday scenario that is truly imaginable in its scope. As you would expect, Cochrane will again be up against an agent as talented as he is. A rogue ex-Stasi assassin, Kronos has never failed on a mission and his task is to eliminate anyone who knows the truth about Slingshot. Obviously, something is going to have to give here and Cochrane, although evenly matched, knows that under no circumstances can he be bested by this worth adversary. Fast paced with plenty of twists and surprises, “Slingshot” is an ideal read for the beach or while traveling this summer. Once into this tale of intrigue, you’ll totally forget any flight delays or find those lazy afternoons basking in the sun just melt away.


The Barbed Crown By William Dietrich Harper. $16.99 (Rating-Excellent) than Gage is back for a sixth historical adventure in this series that unfolds against a backdrop of European history during the late 1700s and early1800s.


Although he once fought with Napoleon in Egypt, Ethan is now bent on revenge against Bonaparte for the kidnapping of his son, Harry, and for nearly killing his wife, Astiza. Smuggled into France, the American is determined to derail his former friend’s plans to take Europe. Recruited by other foreign agents to stop Bonaparte, Ethan infiltrates the French Court and tries to sabotage Napoleon’s coronation but that plan doesn’t succeed. Fleeing for his life, Ethan barely makes it out of France and across the channel to England. There he joins a motley but interesting group of renegades including Robert Fulton, Sir William Congreve and smuggler Tom Johnstone. As France and Great Britain square off and the Battle of Trafalgar unfolds, this indomitable hero finds himself once again right in the center of the conflict. And, as usual, he’ll requite himself admirably and continue to make a little history. If you enjoy historical thrillers with action heroes reminiscent of Indiana Jones, this series is a must read. Ethan Gage could teach Jones a thing or two!

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The crash of a U.S. military satellite carrying classified equipment that is investigating the possibility of “dark energy” and how it relates to the universe’s creation must be retrieved from the wilds of Mongolia, At the same time, a mysterious parcel arrives at the Vatican containing material linked to Genghis Khan and his lost tomb that reputedly contains not only vast treasures but also information about a lost ancient empire. Accompanied by a pair of Vatican historians, Commander Gary Pierce and his Sigma colleagues race to retrieve not only the satellite payload but also the secrets that the Mongol’s long lost burial site contains. What is ultimately at stake in this quest is discovering the truth behind the fall of the Roman Empire, uncovering a mystery that dates back to the beginning of Christianity and locating a weapon hidden for centuries that may yet be used to destroy all of humanity. A provocative and suspenseful action novel which combines scientific theories and fascinating historical and religious facts with a flight or two of speculative imagination, “The Eye of God” is another in a long list of amazing thrillers that has often favorably compared James Rollins’ work to that of Michael Crichton and Clive Cussler.

If You Were Here By Alafair Burke Harper. $25.99 (Rating-Good) his standalone thriller is the author’s most autobiographical novel to date. McKenna, a writer for a New York magazine, is investigating the story of a woman who pulled a teenager off the subway t r a c k s , averting a tragedy, and then disappeared. As she seeks to uncover the identity of the heroine, McKenna realizes that the woman may actually be a good friend of hers who vanished ten years earlier. The more she searches for the Good Samaritan, the more certain the reporter is


that this is indeed her friend. Of course, the question becomes why the disappearance and, more to the point, what secrets is this woman hiding? Since McKenna’s husband knew the missing woman long before she did, the quest she is on may endanger the relationship the couple has forged over the years and place them in jeopardy. An intriguing story, “If You Were Here” is a change of pace for this talented writer but her many fans won’t be disappointed. This is a first class thriller that will keep you guessing right to its exciting conclusion.

The Heist By Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg Bantam. $28 (Rating-Very Good) he first in a new series that is coauthored by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, “The Heist” introduces a very unlikely team of investigators. Kate O’Hare is a FBI Special Agent who has made a name for herself as a tenacious and ambitious woman who should go far in their chosen line of work. Nicholas Fox is an accomplished con man who has a reputation for conducting elaborate and successful scams on some very high-profile individuals. Fox has been leading O’Hare on a merry chase but just when it looks like the game is up and she’s got him cornered, he all but turns the table on his long time nemesis. Nicholas convinces Kate they’d be much better as a team rather than adversaries. So be it! To test this somewhat dubious premise, the duo goes after a corrupt financial person holed up on a private island in Indonesia. This initial assignment will not only demand all the skills both individuals bring to the table but it will also determine if this is a partnership that has any “legs”. In between the breakneck action, brushes with pirates and the ridiculous gorging on Toblerone, a bond will be formed. But the question is, “Will it last?”. Let’s hope so because these two folks are a hoot! n


Neighborhood History: Depot Hill Capitola Village Residents Association


he pattern of streets we recognize in Depot Hill today was defined in subdivisions starting in the 1880’s, minus the loss of a road or two to the erosion of the cliff.

The Santa Cruz Railroad stop was on the Santa Cruz side of Soquel Creek until the railroad was rebuilt as standard gauge in 1883, and at that time, the existing small depot was moved to the Watsonville side.

It’s just visible to the left of the steam engine in the picture below. Money was in the air, and a worldclass hotel was building, and customers no longer wanted to get off the train on the wrong side of the Creek, and have to walk to the beach and across the sand to get to the hot side of town. Capitola and the Depot co-evolved. The Depot brought the outside world to Capitola, both physically, and informatively. The telegraph at the Depot let one person at a time send text about the size of tweets down the line to be repeated until arriving at a Western Union office where the text was transcribed and hand delivered. Another round of promotion happened in the early 1900’s when the lovely new Depot was built (the building to the right of the engine). Southern Pacific stopped passenger service in 1950, and the depot was abandoned in 1956. It was sold for $1 and

eventually turned by 90 degrees to become the Inn at Depot Hill. The detailed column tops and the bay window are still in perfect condition, and worth taking a look at the next time you walk by! n ••• Learn about the Capitola Village Residents Association at Thanks to Carolyn Swift and the Capitola Museum for the historic photos. Capitola Soquel Times / July 2013 / 27


Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Co-dependents Anonymous


Tail Wagging World of Dog Ownership

o-dependents Anonymous Nar-Anon is a 12-step group for people hat is co-dependency? What who want healthy relationships is enabling? What is this and self esteem. Weekly meetings insanity? Am I the only one who are offered free of charge in Santa Ocean Gate Zen Center feels this way? Join Nar-Anon, a Cruz and Watsonville. Zazen Instructions world wide fellowship of relatives For a schedule and more 6:30pm. 920 41st Ave. Suite and friends of addicts who have information, go to B, Santa Cruz (next to Family been affected by someone else’s or e-mail Cycling Center) addiction. Three meetings are or call (831) 469-6096. azen instruction 1st Tues of ea. now being held in Santa Cruz month at 6:30 pm. Morning County, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Second Mondays meditation schedule is Tues., Thurs. and Fridays. The Santa Cruz Branch of 6:45 am; Fri. 9:00 am (followed For a meeting near you call (888) by service) and Sat. 8:30 am with CHADD ADHD Support Group 374-1164 or email “Come As You Are Zen” at 9:00 am 6:30-8:00pm, The Aptos Fire Visit for more Station Meeting Room, 6934 Visit Soquel Dr. Aptos Anon/California.html for more nyone that is impacted in information. some way by ADHD is First Tuesdays and encouraged to attend. Third Wednesdays each month Youth N.O.W. For more information, contact Judy Orientations to Become are about the academic success Brenis at (831) 818-9619 or e-mail of underrepresented youth? Advocates for Children her at If so, join us by volunteering North County, 5:30-7p.m., first Tuesday of month (for location to provide one-on-one tutoring Second and Fourth Mondays details contact Danielle at 761or homework help for youth First and Third Wednesdays 2956 X102) South County, 5:30-7 in Watsonville. No experience p.m., third Wednesday of the necessary. Bring your compassion, Alzheimers Support Groups month at the CASA Office, 813 enthusiasm, time, dedication, Monday: 2:00 - 3:30pm Freedom Blvd. Watsonville knowledge, and familiarity of a Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:00pm ASA (Court Appointed subject to a student who wants Conference Room at Elena Baskin/ Special Advocates) of Santa Live Oak Senior Center, 1777-A your help. Cruz County needs your help. We operate M-Th. from 3:00pm- Capitola Road, Santa Cruz. acilitated by Jill Ginghofer, this Volunteer 3-5 hours per week to 5:00pm. For more information, provide support, guidance, and group is for caregivers and e-mail amurphy@youthnowcenter a powerful voice in court for family members of people with or visit our website at www. children who have been removed Alzheimers from their homes because of abuse







Ongoing Events Mondays

PROFILE of Santa Cruz

9:00am-12:30pm, 2045 40th Ave. Clares St. Capitola eed help finding a job? Join PROFILE of Santa Cruz. Its free and it works. Last year 126 of its members were placed in jobs, and we can help you too. Ongoing workshops will cover resume writing, communication, and interview skills. For more information, call profile at (831) 479-0393 or visit www.


Meal Solution Mondays

4:00pm-6:00pm, New Leaf Community Markets, 1210 41st Ave. Capitola (Also down town and at West side stores) ired of preparing the same meals? Get fresh ideas for easy-to-prepare, affordable, and nutritious main entrees from a member of the New Leaf Community Markets culinary team. A different recipe featured every Monday, ranging from meat dishes, to gluten-free, to vegan. Try a sample, get a recipe card, and learn tips for meal prep and leftovers. Featured recipes are posted on the New Leaf Community blog at



Women Care Drop in Cancer Support

rop in Support Group is a D gathering for women with all types of cancer. We offer support


Svaroopa® Yoga Classes

See website for times, Deerpark Shopping Center, 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd. Aptos es, you can do yoga! With the support of blankets, beginning students relax into easy poses designed to release to deepest tensions in the body along the spine. Discover this unique form of Hatha yoga that deeply relaxes, quiets the mind, reduces pain, accelerates injury recovery, and promotes better over all health. For more information, visit www., or call (831) 688-1019


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Overeaters Anonymous

Adoption/Child Welfare Orientation

6:00pm- 8:00pm 1400 Emeline Avenue room 206, Santa Cruz. he first step to becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent is to attend orientation. The orientation is designed to review the child welfare system and to give you a chance to have your question answered by child welfare staff. To register to one of the meeting and for directions, please call 454-4687.


Third Wednesdays

Meeting Schedule for the SCWD2 Task Force



Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club Meeting

12-1:30 p.m. at Seascape Golf Course. Contact Chuck at 831-462-6092 or e-mail for more information.

Second Thursdays each month

Veterans of Foreign Wars




Aptos Certified Farmers Market


Scotts Valley Farmer’s Market

12:00pm-1:00pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley. iving a business presentation? Interviewing for a job? Improve your speaking skills in a friendly, supportive environment with Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters. Open to all levels. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 831-335-3693.


Third Thursday each month

Pacific Speakers Association

7:00pm, Firehouse on Soquel Dr. Aptos

Saturday June 29 Cabrillo Host Lions Bench Dedication



Church Bible Study/Worship 9:45am: Bible Study; 11:00: Worship, First Baptist Church 7565 Sunset Way, Aptos ooking for a church? Come worship with us!





Wednesday July 10


Maternity and Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave. Sc. A is a 12-step support group for those who wish to stop eating compulsively. All are welcome. Free childcare with advance reservation by 5pm, Fridays. Call (831) 429-7906.

Church, 420 Melrose Ave. Santa Cruz hysical Therapist, Ruby Strachley, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, will be the guest speaker of the July 17, 2013 meeting of the PN support group. The bi-monthly meeting is at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Melrose Ave., Santa Cruz. Those interested are welcome. For more information, call Mary Ann at (831) 477-1239.

2:00pm, Polo Grounds Park, Aptos he Cabrillo Host Lions will dedicate two benches in memory of the two Lions Past District Governers, Ed Rittue and Dickbeaman. These benches will be located near the end of the 1/2 mile path constructed by the lions Beach Cleanup Scheduled by Rio Del Mar in 2012. Improvement Assoc. 10:00am, Hidden Beach Wednesday July 3 his is an ongoing project of the Film as the Medium for Empathy group under the leadership 1:30pm-2:30pm, Monterey of Save Our Shores. Volunteers Peninsula Lecture Form 103 are welcome to join in. Just wear ee Ritscher, lecturer in the comfortable shoes, gloves and Human Communications hats are also recommended for department at CSUMB will be protection. discussing the ways in which film Any questions regarding this can offers a glimpse into other cultures. be directed towards Fay Levinson To learn more, visit at or


Second and Fourth Thursdays 9:00am-10:15am, Sutter 7:00pm at the Cabrillo Community Center, Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd. ublic is invited to all programs. Contact President Jess Allen 831-684-2721 or Past President Barbara Chamberlain at 831688-3356 for meeting/dinner reservations or information or visit

Dated Events

9a.m.-1p.m. SV Community Center, Curves of Aptos Open House 360 Kings Village Drive 6 AM until 7 PM. urves of Aptos at 7000 Soquel Drive is celebrating Third Saturdays of Each Month the summer with a new healthy, Hopeful and Naturally Healing delicious treat: NEW Curves Meal Bar and NEW Curves Snack Bars. Peer Support Group 3:00pm-5:00pm, 12855 Boulder Three meal bars and three snack bars that can only be found at St. Boulder Creek participating Curves Clubs: or any woman living with any Curves Meal Bars degree of depression, anxiety, Peanut Butter Oat Crunch and/or bipolar disorder. Free childcare and well-behaved dogs are Double Chocolate Dream welcome! This free ongoing group Double Peanut Butter Delight provides encouragement and CAM (Gluten Free) Curves Snack Bars (complimentary and alternative Cool Mint Chocolate Miracle medicine) resources for women Oats and Chocolate Berry Bliss wishing to explore safe, natural Caramel Peanut Paradise (Gluten alternatives to promote mental health in a positive atmosphere. This Free) For more information about confidential group welcomes any mom taking traditional medications Curves or our Open House call and is not meant to replace medical Janna Malizia at 831-688-2348 or supervision. Please RSVP if possible: for more information e-mail dyane@ Wednesday July 17

Over-Eaters Anonymous

Cabrillo Host Lions Club


5:30-6:45 Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Soquel Dr. Santa Cruz. ired of Clutter? Stuff piling up? Support is available. CLA meeting every Friday. For more info call 426-1868 FREE

6:30 pm, 2259 7th Ave. Santa Cruz ommander Ronals Petty leads the meetings. For more information, call (831) Sundays 475-9804


Toastmasters: Speak for Success

Clutterers Anonymous

8:00 -12:00pm at Cabrillo College, Aptos. he Aptos Market, with over 80 vendors, is open year round, with the best selections of fresh Second and Fourth Wednesdays fruits and vegetables, plants, seedlings, flowers, local honey, fresh Freedom Forum Presents: eggs, fresh fish, artisan baked goods Constitution Classes and gourmet foods. In addition, 7:00pm, Quaker Friends Meeting family activities, music, cooking House, 225 Rooney St. Santa Cruz demos by professional chefs, For more information, visit http:// gardening workshops, seasonal fairs events are a part of the market. freedom-forum/

7:00pm, Soquel Creek Water District Headquarters, 5180 Soquel Dr. Soquel eetings are open to the public and the location alternates between the City of Santa Cruz or neglect. Everyone welcome, Police Community Room, and men and bilingual folks especially the Soquel Creek Water District encouraged. Headquarters. To RSVP call 761-2956 Visit Ext. 102, or email for more info.

for women through all stages from Second Tuesdays each month diagnoses through treatment. For more information or to Free Job Seek Workshop! register call (831) 457-2273 6:00pm-7:00pm, Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Rd. Scotts Valley Drop in Grief Support For more information, visit 6:00pm at Aegis, 125 Heather Terrace, Aptos oin other adults who are grieving the death of a friend or family PFLAG member. Learn helpful tools for (Parents, Families, and Friends of coping: Share stories and receive Lesbians and Gays) 7:00pm-9:00pm, 900 High St. support from people who care. First Congregational Church of No registration required, please Santa Cruz call (831) 430-3000 To learn more, call (831) 4274016 or visit

Tuesdays thru Sundays


peakers helping speakers get gigs. 6:30-7:30pm at Teach by the Beach Call (831) 332-8221 for more #50 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos For more information, call (831) information. 6:30pm at the Santa Cruz SPCA, 429-7906 2685 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Fridays Cruz (cross street is Soquel Ave.). First Wednesday each month

First Tuesdays each month

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group Meets

1:00pm, Trinity Presbyterian

Health Reform and the Affordable Care Act

Presentation by Bob Petty. Programs in Place, Accomplishments So Far, Future Plans 1:30pm-2:30pm, Monterey Peninsula Lecture Form 103 ill cover changes in health care and health insurance. Learn more by visiting gentrain. org or


Tuesday July 23

Aptos Branch Sons In Retirement Luncheon Meeting

11:30am,Severino’s Restaurant,7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos peaker will be Marv Tuttle with his very inspirational “How my Service Dog helped me get a life after being paralyzed from the waist down”. He now aids other spinal chord patients (including veterans) in coping with their injuries plus for the past 10 years has been a guide and scuba dive teacher at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Call Jack at 688-0977 for information. n


Your July Horoscope Announcements Reading is So Delicious!


ome to the Watsonville Public Library for fun events in June and July. Participate in our summer reading program and get a weekly prize. Children’s program age 0 to 5th grade. Teen program 5th to 12th grade. Events include: Jose-Luis Orozco, Boswick the Clown, Bilingual Storytelling by Olga Loya and a concert by the Banana Slug String Band. For teens there will be a cooking class, weekly movies, cake decorating and a smoothie party. Check our website http:// or call 768-3400 for more information.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz


njoy the beautiful artwork of Senior Center 829 Bay Ave, local talented artists. Capitola For more information, contact allroom dancing to live Zizzo’s Coffee at (831) 477-0680. music by The 10th Ave. Band. Refreshments, large floor, friendly atmosphere, free parking. Open to Tuesdays the public-singles welcome! BINGO 6:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, Suggested donation, $6 per person. Proceeds benefit MCSC. 150 Jewell St. For more information, call (831) osted by Soquel Sports 476-4711. Foundation. Buy-In $25.


Also, we have a special BINGO, celebrating our 2nd anniversary, on Sept. 28 at 6:30. Buy-in only $15.

Ongoing Events

Writers and Poets Open Mike






Antique Fair

9:00am-4:00pm, Lincoln St. (Between Pacific and Cedar) endors offer an eclectic blend of antiques and unique items. Come and check it out! Browse through a wide assortment of treasures including books and photographs, vintage jewelry, clothing, glass and ceramic collectibles, vintage hawaiian kitsch, turquoise, original artwork, and a whole lot of whatnot! For more info, please contact us at (831) 476-6940 or visit us on Facebook.





Local Art at Zizzo’s Coffee

7:00am-5:00pm, Zizzo’s Coffee, 3555 Clares St. Capitola

Sunday June 30 Used Book Sale

12:00pm-4:00pm, San Lorenzo Valley Museum used book sale will be held The sale will benefit the museum and its programs. Used books to sell can be donated to the museum in advance. Any books left over will be donated to the Friends of the Fourth Saturdays each month Santa Cruz Public Library.

2:00pm-4:00pm, Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter St. Soquel (no meeting Jan., July, Aug. or Dec.) riters and Poets are invited Wednesdays to a new monthly open mike Peninsula Banjo Band 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Harry’s Hofbrau, reading series. Come and read your fiction, essays, or poetry. 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose orty-seven years of performing For more information, call Jean at (831) 475-4221 in the Bay Area, over 250 popular tunes. Come see our band for Free in Sunnyvale Every Saturdays Wednesday. No cover. Live Jazz and Local Art Contact Lee McLaughlin, Booking at Zizzo’s Coffee Agent, at 408-993-BAND (2263) 11:30am-1:30pm, Zizzo’s Coffee, for information about booking 3555 Clare’s St. Capitola the band for Non-profit events isten to live jazz featuring (donations are tax deductible). members of the Santa Cruz Jazz Society. So many talented musicians and singers! Thursdays For more information, contact Modern Square Dancing Class Christine Shelton-Anderson at 7:00pm, German-American Hall (755) 544-5651. Santa Cruz, 230 Plymouth all (831) 726-7053 or e-mail Second Sundays Each Month for Downtown Santa Cruz more information!

August 7 thru September 1 Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, 1156 High St. Santa Cruz 7:30 p.m.: August 7th-8th, 11, 14, 15, 25, 29, September 1st 8:00 p.m.: August 9. 17, 23. 30 ounded in 1981, Shakespeare Santa Cruz is the premiere professional theatre on the Central Coast. Perfect to enjoy with family and friends, SSC produces bold, entertaining productions of Shakespeare and non-Shakespeare plays each summer performed in the beautiful outdoor Festival Glen and indoor Mainstage Theater on the campus of UC Santa Cruz. Tickets are $20-50, to register call Last Thursdays each month (831) 459-2159, or visit tickets. Monthly Argentine Tango at Star Bene Italian/Argentine Restarante 4:30pm-9:30pm, Star Bene Italian/Argentene Restarante, 21245 East Cliff Dr. his is a night for true “Social Tango.” Order a wonderful meal from the Star Bene Argentine Ongoing thru July 25 Anteater to Zorilla: A Second Menu, (or their well known italian and enjoy the ambiance of Alphabet of Oddball Animals menu), Argentina and join us in a social Exhibition tango dance to music from the Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz Golden Age of Tango. howcases artist Peter KoroPrivate instruction and classes by nakos’ creativity with found arrangement. For more information, objects and their transformation call Michael (831) 239-2247. into playful animals. All letters will be represented. First Fridays each month First Friday Reception is July 5th First Friday Art Tour from 5:00pm-9:00pm. he First Friday Art Tour is a Santa Cruz Institute of ConEveryday temporary Arts event, managed in Bob Finegan’s Wooden Box conjunction with the participating Show at Aptos Library art venues. The event takes place 11:00am-7:00pm, Aptos Library year-round and illuminates some he display consists of about of the most talented local artists 25 decorated small boxes from local galleries. illustrating the use of marquetry, To find out where to participate fancy veneers, copper panels that in a First Friday art tour, visit have been treated with chemicals (Most to yield unusual patterns, and galleries are open 12-9 pm for other techniques. First Friday viewings.)



Annabel Burton • Astrologer © Leo (July 23-Aug. 23)

Dated Events Saturday June 29 Sunday June 30

Kingsmen Car Club’s Seventh Annual Hot Rods on the Green Show

2701 Cabrillo College Dr. Aptos he show takes place at Twin Lakes Church. This event has been a great success with over 125 classic and custom cars and motorcycles, antique tractors, and vintage fire trucks on display for 4,000 + visitors! And for the first time our High School Apprentices rolled out their 1931 Ford Model A Rebuild a Project car to show how much progress they have made in its restoration. Second Fridays each month For registration info, visit www. Big Band Dance 7:30pm-10:00pm, at Mid-County



Saturday July 6

Rickie Lee Jones Returns!

8:00pm, Rio Theatre rom the moment she first appeared in front of us on Saturday Night Live in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has challenged her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the stayed and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. To learn more, visit


Freefall Improvisational Theater

8:00pm, Center Stage, 1001 Center St. Santa Cruz reefall will be showcased for one night only of improvised theater. Free fall bridges conventional dramatic theater and comedy improvisation creates unscripted, 100% improvised plays. Nothing but long form improv since 2001. Tickets are $15. For reservations, e-mail Any remaining seats and unclaimed reservations will be sold at the door.


Sunday July 7

Team G Family Festival

12:00pm-6:00pm, Redwood Estates Pavillion 21450 Madrone Dr. Los Gatos e part of the Inaugural Family Festival andhelp us launch Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation. There will be live entertainment, a hula show, a bouncy house, food, beverages, and games for everyone! There will also be items raffled off throughout the day. Team G is a national non-profit dedicated to supporting families fighting pediatric cancer and finding new and innovative treatments to ultimately cure childhood cancer.


Saturday July 13 Hot Rods for Kids

10:00am-5:00pm, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds his remarkable event will feature cards that will impress and attract any automotive lover. The event site, generously donated by Santa Cruz County Fair, will be transformed into a “Celebration of Automobiles”. While strolling amongst this magnificent display, enjoy food, music, and thousands of dollars in raffle prizes. For more information, please visit n


Take note of your dreams and your inner landscape, as this is where you ideas are formed and your creativity begins. You have to be adaptable to change and although you are not keen on the way things could be, give it time and you will see that you are on exactly the right path. There has been a good deal of preparation to get up to this point and after the third week you are empowered and feel great about the way your life is headed. Take note of important opportunities at the start as you will see that every cloud does indeed have a silver lining. Fact can be stranger than fiction.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sep. 22)

It pays to be patient and gravitate towards those situations and people who make life easier. As it is, you may be looking for trouble where there isn’t any, and in any case, you are not afraid of a bit of hard work and love feeling useful. You will find that you are welcomed with open arms and people love how you get down to practicalities and bring simple common sense to a crazy situation. Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde from the start of July until the 20th and this is a time for you to not try and rule the world, be kind to yourself and know that what you do is good enough.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23)

You cannot get away with anything and this is not the time to be working quietly behind the scenes. Instead get your soap box out and proclaim who you are. You need to be different from the crowd and of course you are. To get a head, you don’t need to be horrid, but modesty does not serve you at this time. You are able to take a leadership role and find that others listen to you and see where you are coming from, which is a good place. But you do not suffer fools and there could be a spat at the start with someone who tries your patience.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

When you get a combination of inspiration and practicality you know you are on a winner. This is the kind of experience that is there for you at the start of July and sometimes one simple idea is all that it takes. So what have you been working on recently? There is always room for creativity but guard against being too sensible as this can get in the way of progress and spontaneity. Now that Jupiter is in the most adventurous part of your chart you will begin to notice there are opportunities for travel and exploration.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)

While there is a certain amount of disruption at the start of the month, it is likely to be what you had already planned. A change of scene and routine is very welcome and your ruler, Jupiter, is now in the water sign of Cancer for the next twelve months. This means that your opportunities lie in new beginnings, and the ending of situations that have outlived their use. Finances are under the spot light too as money comes from unusual sources. After the 24th you enjoy a fantastic phase where difficulties become minor annoyances and there is fun and good times to be had.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

It can be frustrating at the start of this month as a situation now has to be turned around. You have what it takes to do just this and you must push through whatever stands in your way. But this is something that comes naturally to you as you are determined and have your eye on the end result. There is a bit of a transformation going on and as such you know that the progress is good but sometimes it is a question of three steps forward and two steps back. Life gets easier for you after the 8th as your ruler, Saturn, turns direct and helps things fall into place.

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb. 18)

The big news this month is regarding relationships, Aquarius! With Venus in this part of your chart until the 23rd then you will see that your attractiveness and popularity soar and you are a little bemused as you don’t think you are doing anything differently, but enjoy. Ultimately, you have great friendships with all kinds of people and you are seeking out those who are on your wavelength. Take this time to forge new business partnerships too and perhaps find a better and more cooperative way of working. Money comes directly from a good bit of luck that is around for you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)

This is the beginning of a fantastic year for you, but first you need to deal with the most pressing matters. Since life is changing practical concerns demand your attention. Are you changing how and where you live and finding that perhaps you need more space? This is a good time to clear out and move on or at least establish what you want to remain in your life and what you are quite happy to set free. New insights occur with the full moon on the 22nd and this is when your sensitive nature is touched by some powerful event.

Aries (March 21-April 20)

Getting the balance right is important and you are super sensitive to comments and throwaway remarks, some of which have a kernel of truth. Instead of raging against the injustices you see, this is your chance to take action and to set right what in your view is wrong. Your ruler, Mars, is in Gemini until the 14th and here is the best time for social activities and getting together with those people who are particularly helpful both in work and fun. Avoid the negativity that some folk seem to love to dwell in. After the 23rd Life is much more harmonious and you are in the mood for plenty of fun.

Taurus (April 21-May 21)

Although important decisions come up almost immediately, these need careful discussions as your life is changing direction somewhat. Not that you rush into anything with your eyes closed, but it helps to do your research and ask relevant questions to those that have some expertise. This is a time when your role is changing and actually you are really looking forward to it. Initially you may be dealing with someone else’s unwillingness to adapt but you are able to smooth over the difficulties with ease. The Full Moon on the 22nd sheds light on your future career direction.

Gemini (May 22-June 21)

Your focus this month is on your finances and what you need to do to improve your situation. As a Gemini, you are never short of ideas and dismiss the possibilities of things not working out with a a wave of your hand. Because you can actually do whatever you want to do but you are not willing to get involved with what is arduous or repetitive. As such, you seek out those situations that offer plenty of variety and change. After the 23rd the Sun moves into fiery Leo and you see that your plans take off at last. You feel good about yourself, and are fell less self critical than you have been of late.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Of course this is an important time of year since the Sun is your own sign until the 23rd. Make the most of this to set your sights for the future and make plans rather than leaving things to chance. This way, you have some control of a strangely complicated situation. There is plenty of time to change your mind should things go in a direction that does not seem as happy as it could be. Relationships need careful handling but you have to be true to yourself. Now that lucky Jupiter is in your sign you attract interesting people to you, who may be completely different and unconventional.


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s an environmentalist who holds a belief in the sanctity of all living things, I am conflicted when it comes to ticks. Lets face it, there is not much to love about a hematophagic (blood eating) arthropod capable of spreading life threatening diseases such as; ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, tick paralysis, babesiosis and Lyme disease. Armies of these vampirous creatures are patiently waiting to feed on you and your pets in many areas of Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz is currently in high season (April through October) for ticks. However, they are happy to have a meal any time of the year if the temperature is above 45 degrees. Ticks feed primarily on wildlife but will dine on pets or hitch a ride on them into our homes where they can find their way onto our human family members. It is worthwhile to become familiar with the four kinds of ticks found in California. A useful identification chart and a wealth of facts about ticks can be found at: Almost all ticks are known to carry some type of disease. However, The Western Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes Pacificus) is especially important to recognize since it is the only one responsible for transmission of Lyme disease, as well as a

half a dozen other diseases, to dogs and humans. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is transmitted into a victim’s bloodstream via the saliva of a blacklegged tick during feeding. Although still rare, this devastating disease is on the rise in pets and people. With more than 15% of all Blacklegged ticks in Santa Cruz infected with Lyme disease, it has the highest incidence of diseaseinfected ticks than any other county in California. Interestingly, the majority of the ticks carrying Lyme disease here are in the nymph stage of their life cycle when they are only about the size of a poppy seed. This may be due to the adult ticks tendency to feed on the western fence lizard, aka “blue bellied lizard,” whose blood contains antibodies against the Lyme disease causing bacteria. Hats off to this brave reptile for helping to protecting us and our pets from Lyme disease! What else can be done to protect our pets? There are a variety of tick preventative treatments for pets available over the counter and through your veterinarian. Frontline topical monthly treatment for dogs and cats also protects against fleas and does a fair job of preventing ticks when used regularly. Repel (nontoxic) spray, available from veterinarians, can deter fleas, mosquitoes and ticks. Certifect, Scalibor and Preventic tick collars are more effective for dogs but should never be used for cats. Although DEET sprays can be effective in preventing ticks from attaching to human clothes, it must not be applied to the skin or to the fur of pets. In general the more effective

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is transmitted into a victim’s bloodstream via the saliva of a blacklegged tick during feeding.

the preventative medication is; the more potentially toxic it can be. I recommend the more aggressive tick control products only for dogs with regular heavy tick exposure or those whose hair type makes it especially difficult to spot them on the dog’s skin. My recommendation for most pets is to inspect them carefully every day and to manually remove any ticks found. Check meticulously (remember the poppy sized nymphs?) in hard to spot areas such as the groin, armpits, under the tail, plus around and in the ear. A tick must be attached for at least 24 hours before Lyme disease can be transmitted. Therefore, daily removal is an effective method of preventing Lyme disease. Having seen and tried every possible method of tick removal, I was amazed the first time I used the ingenious “Tick Twister.” I highly recommend this tool which can be purchased online or through your veterinarian. In a pinch, Tweezers will do the job: apply firmly to the ticks head as close to the skin as possible and then pull gradually and steadily straight back from the skin (don’t jerk or twist). If you or your pet is bitten by a tick and you are interested in having it identified: place it into a plastic bag with a damp paper towel and take it to the Santa Cruz Health Center Laboratory. Identification is free and if you’d like to have the tick tested for Lyme disease, this service is available through the Laboratory for a $15 fee. By educating yourself and your family about ticks, you can enjoy nature with more security and you may just save a life! n ••• Capitola Veterinary Hospital, 1220 H 41st Ave. Capitola, CA, 831-476-7387

SPCA Featured Pet Offer Abbey another someone to Love


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bbey and her previous person where inseparable and did virtually everything together. They shared a very deep bond filled with mutual love and respect for six long years after being adopted from our shelter. Tragically, Abbey’s other half was hit by a car and killed while walking in a crosswalk. Not only did this horrific event leave her without her person, it also left her without a home after attempts to place her by friends and family members failed. This beautiful 12 year-old Wheaton Terrier mix is settling in at the Santa Cruz SPCA and although she is very obviously grieving, her sweet and calm nature is winning hearts already. You would never guess her age. Abbey is extremely able bodied and loves to fetch balls and take long walks. She’s been through obedience classes and knows basic commands like sit, stay, come, down and walks wonderfully on-leash. In the home, she’s mellow, quiet and completely house-trained. She enjoys lying at your feet, by your side or following you from room to room. This is a seasoned housedog that’s smart to boot! The perfect home for this sweetheart would be with a kind and gentle person or adult family with no small children. She prefers a gentle approach when first greeting, as fast movements by strangers intimidate her. After just a couple seconds, her tail begins wagging and she’ll give a few kisses for good measure. She seems to tolerate other dogs but doesn’t enjoy puppy energy or engaging in play. That being said, we could see her doing ok in a home with another older dog or as an only dog. Abbey is a healthy girl with no history of major medical issues. Due to her age, she does have a few benign fatty tumors that are very common in older dogs and generally pose no health risks or require any treatment. Although they are not painful, Abbey is a bit sensitive about them being touched as well as some other parts of her body so it’s important that her new person be perceptive and gentle when handling her. Weighing in at around 30 pounds, Abbey is a medium sized dog with an extremely soft coat. At this time she has a summer cut and has been shaved relatively short while her face and tail remain longer. She seems to be a very low shedder but it’s not known if she would be considered hypoallergenic. Her hair will grow out long and fuzzy, so she will require regular grooming. Abbey has a lot of life and love to give a special person. She’s lost a soul mate but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another perfect someone out there for her. If you think you may be the one to pick up her pieces, please come meet her! If you would like to help animals like Abbey and her orphaned friends or if you’d like to help replenish the Second Chance Fund to help pay for emergency surgical procedures, please consider donating to the Santa Cruz SPCA. The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501c3 charitable organization and receives no government funding, relying solely on public donations to run its many programs that benefit the animals and people of our community. For more information call the Santa Cruz SPCA at 465-5000, or visit The SPCA is located at 2685 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA 95065 and is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 p.m. The SPCA Mall Adoption Center and Gift Shop is located at the Capitola Mall near Target and is open on Friday from 11am-5pm and Sat-Sun 11am-4pm. n

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the volunteers that have helped him carry out his idea and all those who are carrying it on today. He is optimistic about the future of this enterprise and is there every week to work wherever needed and to enjoy the interaction and support of those who attend each week. n

In addition to bringing joy and good food to many people, TNL brings in more proceeds to benefit the Center than any of the other regular events. To achieve this, Hedy Mowrey brings her expertise in careful shopping and excellent cooking into play in the kitchen, Tony and Jim Bowman bring in the groceries, Donna prepares the punch and tea, Rocky takes over the desk and the crew goes into action. Regular volunteers that come each week include: Rouchann (Rocky) Kountz, Joanna Phillips, Wanda Siggers, Sheila Anaya, Robert Sportz, Carolyn Hubbard, Linda Minton, Larry McDaniel, Patricia Carter, Mickey Moon, Alice Colano, Honora Robertson, Loren Washburn, Mike De Haydu, with Enrique Ponce always there to help. Today, Tony is per- Three of the four originators of Tuesday Night Live. FROM LEFT: Alice sonally thankful for all Crawford, Tony Alonzo, Donna Fernandez (Not present: Nancy Kleck)

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