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Giving Back After Loss “Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels!� Cheri Bianchini, owner of The Healthy Way, a weight and lifestyle solutions company based in Santa Cruz loves to share the phrase with people. Full Story page 5

“Helpful Shop� Helping Local Charities St. John’s Helpful Shop in Capitola Village, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Aptos, awarded $31,650 in grants to community organizations at its annual Grants Luncheon on Wednesday March 4 at the church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos. About 60 people, including representatives of the organizations being awarded grants, attended. Full Story page 6

Honoring Our Nation’s Nurses Nurses are united by an inherent sense of compassion, which drives them to devote their lives to helping others. Dominican Hospital has over 600 nurses, working hard to keep Santa Cruz healthy. “Care, compassion, competence, communication, and commitment are the values that underpin our

professional care at Dominican,� says Juana Castillo, Care Services. “I am moved and inspired by the nurses commitment to providing the best possible care for our community.� ... continued on page 4



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Community News Giving Back After Loss – Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s Grief Support ‘Helpful Shop’ – Helping Local Charities O’Hara and Susan Cabrera

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Cover Story “Nurses” from page 1 “A core of empathy and compassion for our patients is key,” says Marsha Moreno, nurse practitioner at Dominican Hospital. “We are often the common thread in a patient’s stay, so showing compassion and building trust is very important; with colleagues too. To be able to work as a team is vital.” National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6-12 to honor nurses across the country, and highlight their dedication to helping the ill and injured through the process of recovery. nursing professionalism and best practices. She’s smart, collaborative, and a joy to work with. She represents the very best in nursing today and in the future,” says Sarah Edmundson, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Dominican Hospital. Marsha got an early start to her nursing career when she volunteered at a community hospital in high school. of hospital operations drew her into the

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Soon after receiving her bachelor’s degree, Marsha became part of a specialized liver and kidney unit where she learned to stay on her toes, and developed a discipline of constant learning that still helps her today. “It was intense,” says Marsha. “It was a lot to learn in a very short amount of time, but it was necessary because these were very critical patients. You had to

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be sharp, and on top of your game, and study outside of your daily shift. It was a steep learning curve coming right out of school.” Marsha continues to commit herself to the education of not only herself, but also other nurses through her role in cardiovascular services. “There’s new technology, and new advancements, new techniques, and new information that is constantly coming Marsha Moreno out,” says Marsha. “And I love to learn, so that I never feel stagnant. It keeps me going and keeps me challenged.” Although Marsha’s clinical education position takes up most of her time, she maintains her role as a staff nurse so that she can stay in touch with a patient through the recovery process is one of the more rewarding aspects of her job. “Working in the intensive care unit, you see patients that are very ill, and it’s great to see them walk back in to the unit with their loved ones after they’ve recovered,” says Marsha. “It’s so encouraging, and so rewarding.” For Michele Finch, nurse navigator in Dominican Hospital’s Katz Cancer Resource Center, bringing comfort and support to patients, especially those who have been recently diagnosed with a serious condition, is the most rewarding aspect of being a nurse. “I make sure to let them know that there is always someone available to talk to, and that they’re never alone,” says Michele.

Michele has devoted more than 30 Hospital. Over the years, she has worn current role as a nurse navigator. “I’m a lot nurse, a little bit social worker, and a little bit counselor,” says Michele. “We try to be a single point of contact for patients, whether they need a community resource, help with preparing food, or transportation. You have to be able to collate all the resources in the community, but it’s not just handing out information. You have to be warm, and understand the best approach for each person. There’s a lot of listening — a lot of listening.” A typical day for Michele is never quite that typical, as new patients with unique cases enter the cancer resource what challenges the day will bring keeps morning. “You never really know what you’re day is going to be like,” says Michele. Michele wanted to recognize all the nurses at the Dominican Infusion Center. “They work so hard. I am lucky to have great colleagues.” Being a nurse for more than three decades has taught Michele to plan for the future, but live for the moment, and although her job can be overwhelming at times, she wouldn’t have it any other way. “There has never been a day that I’ve regretted being a nurse,” Michele says. Cover Photo: The nurses of the Dominican Hospital Mary and Richard Solari Cancer Center (from left): Nancy Pearson, Kimberly Kieft, Michele Finch, Martha Aguirre, and Maria Campos. Story By Aric Sleeper

Community News

Giving Back After Loss

Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s Grief Support Program


othing tastes as good as being healthy feels!” Cheri Bianchini, owner of The Healthy Way, a weight and lifestyle solutions company based in Santa Cruz loves to share the phrase with people. Bianchini just com$15,000 over the years for Hospice of Santa Cruz County. Why Hospice? n 1995 Bianchini’s husband Jerry was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. Four months later, at the age of 37, she was a widow with a four-year-old child. After her husband’s death she attended HSCC’s private counseling and found peace and understanding through the “Loss of Spouse” bereavement group. Cheri said, “I found a community where I could have my feelings, my grief; and


that followed Bianchini lost her mother, her father, her in-laws, her best friend and her godparents. Being the primary caregiver for her mother, her godmother

and her mother-in-law gave Bianchini the in action and the “Loss of Grandparent” group helped her daughter tremendously. Giving Back


as a bereavement counselor for HSCC. “I try to lead with a vision of hope to help people know they are going to be able to survive the grief,” she shares. “Yes, we miss the people who are gone and death

a better person after going through all this loss and doing the work of grief. I have a richer life, a fuller perspective and I try realize that death is as normal as living.” Cheri’s passion for life spills over into her company “The Healthy Way” where she takes pride in sharing the long-term success rate of her clients -- 60% of who weight loss two years after completing her program. The last fashion show raised

Cheri and Ralph

$3,700 for HSCC. The event showcases The Healthy Way clients wearing clothing from local businesses. “Grief Support” page 8







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Community News

‘Helpful Shop’ Helping Local Charities


t. John’s Helpful Shop in Capitola Village, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Aptos, awarded $31,650 in grants to community organizations at its annual Grants Luncheon on Wednesday March 4 at the church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos. About 60 people, including representatives of the organizations being awarded grants, attended. The award recipients from St. John’s

Episcopal Church, Santa Cruz for their

John’s youth ministry summer music

Resolution project, Santa Cruz County Hospice, Feeding the Spirit, Mid-county Resource Center for Non- Violence, Royal Kids’ Camp, Shared Addventures, and St. and WomenCare, were awarded $1000 each. Other grants will go to Building 4 Generations, Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Women blankets for the homeless, mid-county ESL programs, Helping Hands, Kids Foundation, the International

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The Helpful Shop which sells gentlyused clothing, books, jewelry and small household goods, now in its 62nd year,

than 20 volunteers, many of who are not church members, and has its own Board of Directors, separate from the church.

Community News

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join CASA in its Commitment to Making Sure All Children Are Safe


ny time a child is abused or neglected, it’s a tragedy – one that all too often traumatizes its young victims for a lifetime. The latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human

County, over 500 children were in the dependency (foster) care system last year, removed from their homes because they were abused, neglected, or abandoned. across the United States received some 3.4 million referrals of abuse or neglect involving 6.3 million children in 2012. child abuse or neglect in 2012, nearly three-quarters of them younger than three. Studies show that children who have struggle in school, be involved in criminal drugs or alcohol. Research also shows that there is a cycle of abuse that continues from are more apt to grow up to abuse their own children. The cost to our community is high. The future of these children can be bleak and

their success in life can be compromised. As a caring community, we know that we must pay for and provide these children with the services to help them succeed. At CASA of Santa Cruz County, our goal is to enlist the entire community to help abused and neglected children to live happier, safer lives. Our CASA volunteers – Court Appointed Special Advocates – make sure children who have been placed in the dependency/ foster care system have the support they need. They ensure that they have a voice in court and a friend and a mentor. CASA ensures that they don’t get lost in the overburdened system or spend one minute longer than necessary in foster care. CASA volunteers stay connected with their child until their court case is closed and a safe, permanent home is found. vention Month, we invite our community to learn more about the work we do, and to consider becoming a CASA volunteer. There are several orientation sessions available in April – please go to tinyurl. com/CASAorientation for more information. It is important to attend one if you Advocate training.

Not everyone can be a CASA volunteer, but everyone can be an advocate by taking steps to make our community safer

danger, call 911. or neglected, you can report your suschild abuse hotline at (831) 454-2273. Working together, we can prevent abuse and neglect so that every child in Santa Cruz County has an opportunity to live and thrive in a safe, caring, healthy home.

neglect in children, such as lack of adult supervision, unusual bruises aggression, or poor hygiene.

touching or looking at their child, constant verbal criticism, demands for perfection, blaming the child for family problems, or other irrational behaviors.

Cynthia Druley is Executive Director of CASA of Santa Cruz County. For more information on CASA, visit or call (831) 761-2956.

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Ms. O’Hara got her start in publishing in the early 70’s, writing and photo-illustrating short stories and nonBefore moving to Northern California, she was the feature writer and photographer for a group of weekly newspapers in the San Fernando Valley. Afterward, she wrote and photo-illustrated camping, touring, and adventure articles for various national and regional magazines.


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Community News

Beware: Scammers Targeting Taxpayers Watch out! The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is warning Californians

a payment to anybody making such a call. You will receive a bill (a notice of determination or demand for immediate payment), which means you have

sonating a local police officer who demanded immediate payment for

The BOE has received multiple phone calls from someone imper-

threatened arrest. The callers spoof police department or BOE telephone numbers on caller ID, creating the appearance that a legitimate party is calling. With the April 15 due date

common. In some of these instances, con artists demand payment through a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. any personal information or make

indicated. If you cannot pay the full amount by the due date, contact the BOE to find out about payment plan options. BOE Chairman Jerome E. Horton said, “I am grateful that several of our permit holders alerted us to this terrible fraud.” Vice Chair George Runner said, “If you’ve been contacted by someone who may be falsely claiming to repimmediately.”

“Authors” from page 7 She also taught all-day writing for publication seminars at several Bay Area community colleges, including Cabrillo. Gerry recently completed a novel that encompasses rodeos, wild mustangs, an equine therapy program, and romance. She is currently working on a followup book, and a how-to book on writing memoirs. According to Ms. Cabrera, “The Morning Star and Life in the Fast Lane are poetry books that touch the soul, lift the heart, and remind us of the importance of taking time to live. They are unique in that the poems rhyme rather than free verse. Readers have commented to me that they enjoy reading the poems aloud.” Ms. Cabrera currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. Susan has a master ’s degree from Stanford Uni-

“Grief Support” from page 5 Cheri states, “Everything is a comOutback in Felton, Cinnamon Bay in Seascape and Aptos Shoe and Apparel. and the fashion coordinator was Janene Adema, who’s been a hospice volunteer was from Chef Adrienne Meier. We had 8 / April 2015 / Capitola Soquel Times

enough without scammers preying agencies will send a notification in writing—not by phone, so don’t fall victim to these predators,” said Board Member Fiona Ma. If you believe you have received such a call, please contact the BOE Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (except state holidays).

emphasis in behavior modification, and has worked in several different capacmanagement consultant and lecturer. The public is invited to the free “Meet the Author Fireside Chats” at informal coffee hours set around the fireplace. They feature local authors who discuss their works and answer questions from the audience. Refreshments and coffee will be served, with The Ugly Mug providing the coffee. Limited parking is available behind the library. Enter from Soquel Drive into The Bagelry parking lot and drive through to the left. For more information, call the library at 475-3326 during library hours: Monday-Friday 12-4pm and Saturday 10am–2pm., or check out the library website:

two clients who had lost over 100 pounds! The 18 models represented a total of 973 pounds lost. Seeing their children out in the audience with tears streaming down their faces was priceless.” All proceeds from the fashion show community programs including the grief support services. “There is a richness in my life that I would be lacking if it weren’t for hospice”, said Bianchini.

Community News

Jilka Receives Donation for Cancer Treatments T 1165 teamed up with Central Fire of Santa Cruz County local 3605 to raise

Leukemia Lymphoma Society at their annual

from all over the country on March 8.

to raise funds. Eight-year-old Santa Cruz County resident, Hayden Jilka, is currently

and will be presenting a check to the parents, Nathan and Samantha for over $6,000 on Sunday at Central Fire Station #1. Adam Cosner, founder of Team G Childhood Cancer

Check presentation to Hayden took place March 22 at 2 p.m. at Central Fire Station #1 located at 930 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.


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our dedicated volunteers to remove it. This is a service that is absolutely free. The Volunteer Center at 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA, 95062 helps local people solve local problems. Through volun-

in unincorporated Santa Cruz County. We work with individuals and groups to abate paint-outs, murals, plantings and lighting.

more of the county to ensure that Santa Cruz is staying beautiful and clean. If you could forward or share our information our services it would be great. We would sincerely appreciate any help you are able to give. PUBLIC NOTICE SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS MEASURES I, J AND P SENIOR CITIZEN, SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE On June 5, 2012, the voters of the Santa Cruz City Schools District approved Measure I and Measure J Parcel Taxes. Measure I is $38 per parcel annually for eight years, and supports Grades 9-12 library and counseling services. Measure J is $85 per parcel annually for eight years, and supports Grades K-8 art and music programs, library programs, and counseling services. Both have exemptions available for Senior Citizens, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). On February 5, 2008, the voters of Santa Cruz City Elementary School district approved Measure P Parcel Tax. Measure P is $105 per parcel annually, for nine years, and supports Grades K-3 class size reduction, lowered class sizes in Grades 4-6, library services, art supplies, life lab, and a variety of other K-6 programs . It has exemptions available for Senior Citizens, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). To qualify for the Senior Exemption from the Parcel Tax, you must: 1) turn 65 years old prior to July 1, 2015; and, 2) own and occupy your property as your primary residence; To qualify for the SSI/SSDI Exemption from the Parcel Tax, you must: 1) currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and, 2) have an annual income that does not exceed 250% of the 2014 Federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Dept. of Health & Human Services.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SENIOR CITIZEN OR SSI/SSDI EXEMPTION Applications are available electronically, by email, by request, or in person: t$BMMUIF1BSDFM5BY"ENJOJTUSBUPSBU(800) 273-5167 for application by mail t4FOEBOFNBJMUPexemptions@sci-cg.comt"QQMZJOQFSTPOBUUIF%JTUSJDUPรณDF.POEBZ'SJEBZ ".UP1. 405 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel CA 95073 In order to notify the County of your exemption in time for the 2015-2016 tax bill, we must receive your application no later than Wednesday, July 1, 2015. If you received the Senior Citizen Exemption in 2014-2015 and are still the homeowner and currently reside at the same address, you do not need to renew your tax exemption, it will automatically be renewed. If you received the SSI/SSDI Exemption in 2014-15, you must reapply with an updated benefits verification letter annually to continue receiving the exemption. If you sold your home and purchased a new home, you must re-file for a Senior Citizen Exemption for the new property.

Questions should be directed to the Parcel Tax Administrator: SCI Consulting Group at (800) 273-5167 Capitola Soquel Times / April 2015 / 9

Kids Camps

The Natural Gifts of Camp By Richard Louv


very summer, when I was in junior high and high school, my buddy

few weeks to a camp in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. I resented it. For me, those humid July weeks back in Kansas telling tales of adventure — as if he had been to some alpine Oz. in ways neither of us realized at the time. He credits his summers in Colorado with giving him a foundation for success and longevity — more than three decades — as a teacher.

“The camp encouraged me to invent activities, such as pioneering, survival hikes and overnights, and identifying native plants of central Colorado,” he says. “Once while picking ground plums, which tasted like raw green beans, we uncovered an ancient hunting site full of arrowheads, brown bears, coyotes, pumas, and wolves — one white and one black. Only the kids with me believed me.” I was one of those who didn’t believe

measure, eradicated in the 1930s, “there have been sporadic reports of wolves in Colorado over the decades” — none conor dogs or, just maybe, wolves. “Their night howls were long, sonorous, and One more reason I wished I could have gone to summer camp with him. Still, during those years, I had my own adventures — a free-range childhood spent forest, but they’ll likely be hard pressed





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Kids Camps “Camp” from page 10 Lives of Eight- to Eighteen-Year-Olds,” conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, revealed that children are plugged into some kind of electronic medium an “the equivalent of a full-time job, and more time than they spend doing anything else besides sleeping.” One reason kids aren’t going outside as much is parental fear. News and entertainment media have conditioned us to believe that life outside the front door is far more dangerous than it actually is, at least from stranger-danger. Nonetheless, this

fear is unlikely to go away, which is one of the reasons parents are likely to value camps even more in the future than they do today. Risk is always a part of life, but that their children will be safe as they receive the gifts of nature. others are more subtle but no less important.

stress. Free play in natural areas enhances solving ability, creativity, self-esteem, and self-discipline. “Camping” page 17

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Community News

World’s Biggest Garage Sale


ow in its fourth year, all proceeds from the World’s Biggest Garage

and its network of 200 agencies and programs feeding people in need in Santa Cruz County. To date, the annual sale has raised close to 445,000 meals. So mark your calendars and get ready to shop! like this and we are incredibly pleased that Twin Lakes Church has stepped up again this year,” said Second Harvest CEO, Willy Elliott-McCrea. “Volunteers

spend months preparing for the sale and we are so grateful to everyone for their hard work.” The community is invited to volunteer and/or donate items to help make this year’s sale another success. Information is available at Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food and the second in the nation. Our mission is to end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community. For every $1 dollar donated, we can provide

four healthy meals. Second Harvest is honored to receive a four-star rating from Charity Navigator in recognition of our

1 p.m. Schedule for all other Donations

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second mural along Wharf Road in Capitola. Both provide a unique artist’s view of what makes Cap-

20, 2010 and the dedication for the second was held March 28, 2015. The cement retaining wall along Wharf road’s descent into Capitola Village with the train trestle and the for these two works of public art. Maia’s art will also be on display in Capitola this year at the Capitola Art & Wine Festival as she was selected as the poster artist for this year’s event. called Clear Heart Gallery. He started as a sign painter in 1972 then in the mid-nineties; digitization took over the sign industry. Ton became interested in murals because of his talent for large projects and for scaling and painted his Some of Ton’s other murals can be seen at the boardwalk and at the corner of Laurel Street and Photo Credit: Jay Peters Mission Street in Santa Cruz. John Ton & Maia Negre 14 / April 2015 / Capitola Soquel Times

Mural in Progress Maia Negre was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area with a French and Chinese heritage. Maia has been surrounded by the arts her entire life as her parents encouraged her musical education but then Maia discovered her love for visual art and painting at the age of 17. She is now a full time artist and designer residing

Photo Credit: Jay Peters

in Aptos. Maia earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio painting with minor in business from San Jose State University. tola’s 2 percent for Art program which helps fund and place public art throughout the City.

Capitola Soquel Times / April 2015 / 15

Community News

for Elementary Schools The UnFROGetable™ Solution Circle Program By Noel Smith


alifornia College of the Arts alumnus, author and illustrator Marsha Strong-Smith of Santa Cruz, along with her daughter, teacher Tori Meredith, has developed a successful approach to teaching elementary school-age children simple and fun strategies to deal with conBy connecting her children’s book characters to ten simple solutions, she has created a new, easy to understand common language for elementary age children and their teachers to use when dealing with conground, in the classroom and in the home. It all began when Tori — a special education teacher for 20 years and now a physical education teacher at Helen Lehman Elementary School in Santa Rosa,

16 / April 2015 / Capitola Soquel Times

California — asked Marsha if she had any program that would help teachers and students deal with bullying and resolving As a result, they developed a program

that is a simple, easy to use, and doesn’t take a lot of training or precious class time when teachers are supposed to be teaching reading, writing, math and other required curriculum. “UnFROGetable™” page 21

Community News

Tandy Beal & Company First Saturday Family Concert Series is the name of a brand new, interactive family concert with choreography created by Micha Scott. This program dancers who live, teach, and perform right here in the Santa Cruz area. The focus of this high-energy show is to provide the audience a glimpse into the inner workings of dance creation. Through the genre of the tools dancers use to create their art form. Inspired by her mentor, Tandy

Photo Credit: Devi Pride

will be showing at the Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, April 4 at 11 a.m. as part of Tandy Beal & Company’s First Saturday Family Concert Series.

understanding of how dancers and choreographers create, and hopes to inspire others to become movement inventors. “I truly believe that dance is for every body, at any age, in any place. It goes beyond all of the “isms” that humans use to separate and divide them selves. Dance is a language that people can feel in the innermost center of their beings and it can

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“Camping” from page 12 are reduced when children have regular access to the out-of-doors. Studies of outdoor-education programs geared toward troubled youth — especially those diagnosed with mental-health problems — show a clear therapeutic value. Children are simply happier and healthier when they have frequent and out-of-doors. Nature-oriented camps also help care for the health of the earth; many studies show that nature play in

childhood is the chief determining factor in the environmental consciousness of adults. Clearly there’s more to camp than fact, he did. Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www. Originally published in the March 2014 Camp e-News. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2014 American Camping Association, Inc.

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“UnFROGetable™” from page 16


arsha and Tori realized that the school playground is where children begin to learn socialization skills. It is on the playground that a student’s interactions with other children are minimally supervised, unlike when in the classroom. They also recognized that it is easier for children of elementary age to choose from

According to Marsha, “The UnFROGetable™ Solution Circle is divided into 10 pie-shaped sections. Each section has one of my book characters and a simple phrase that represents a solution to common encouraged to use the program with little or no adult supervision. This allows them


on the playground of Helen Lehman Elementary School in 2013. In Santa Cruz County, Soquel Union Elementary School District painted the colorful Solution Circle on the playgrounds Schools in 2014.

on their own. By empowering these young children positive and peaceful way and to respect lessons at school. They can them take these with them into the home, when they leave elementary school, move on to middle school, high school and even beyond. Marsha has also illustrated a coloring book showing the ten solutions for the program using the same images and phrases in the coloring book as on the Solution Circle. The book’s pages are available in both English and Spanish. This introduces these dergarten students before they learn to read.

has just purchased the program for its Brook Knoll and Vine Hill elementary schools and other school districts are now considering the UnFROGetable™ Solution


eachers at Helen Lehman School are now in their second year of using the UnFROGetable™ Solution Circle. “In the primary grades,” teacher Rosanne Muldoon remarked, “The students don’t know how to solve problems by themselves so they’re always trying to say, ‘Let’s run to the Solution Circle and see how we can solve this problem.’” “It’s nice to see students feel responsible for their own actions and their own solutions,” said teacher Joshua Motchar, “It’s empowering without any adult the Solution Circle with its practical life strategies.”

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“All-League” from page 20 Soquel Boys Season Record (11-5-2, SCCAL 7-4-1) Coach Jon Baron 2015 SCCAL Boys Soccer All League Team First Team: D, MF Second Team: MF, F Honorable Mention: GK, D, MF Harbor Girls Season Record (10-6-3, SCCAL 6-4-2) Coach Emily Scheese 2015 SCCAL Girls Soccer All League Team

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Harbor Boys Season Record (7-6-4, SCCAL 6-2-4) Coach Michael Vahradian 2015 SCCAL Boys Soccer All League Team Goal Keeper of the Year: Second Team: D, MF Honorable Mention: MF, MF, D Capitola Soquel Times / April 2015 / 21

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CVRA Neighbors’ Night M arch 24 was the latest CVRA Neighbors’ Night event. The twin goals are to encourage Capitola residents to have a good time while meeting their neighbors, and to help local restaurants during the “off” season. This time, Neighbors’ Night was at the a donation to the Capitola Historical Museum. 42 Capitola residents attended. The Capitola Village Residents Association is in its eighth year of

the nearby neighborhoods. Our goal is to follow issues of importance to the quality of life of the residents and to participate effectively in the political process when the City Council makes decisions that affect us. You can see a map of the neighborhoods by clicking on “Neighborhood” after you browse to Membership in the CVRA is free. Meetings are held periodically as issues warrant, but most com-

please send an email to of the residents of Capitola Village and

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Board President of the Capitola Historical Museum describs the new exhibit “Postmarked Capitola” More photos from the event below

Community Briefs Come meet fun and dedicated people who share your enthusiasm for the ocean. Learn about local marine life


Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for which they were provided free tickets. This year’s winners include the fol– Flute (Santa Cruz) – Violin (Scotts Valley) – Flute (Santa Cruz) – Violin (Santa Cruz) – Violin/Viola (Santa Cruz) – Violin (Aptos) – Flute (Santa Cruz) – Violin (Santa Cruz) – Violin (Freedom) – Cello (Santa Cruz)

senior drivers. The Age Well, Drive Smart research. with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. This program is designed as an educational tool for mature drivers. Topics

rules of the road. physical changes and how to adjust to them driving. driving. Age Well, Drive Smart classes are long and are free of charge. These classes are geared toward drivers age 65 and up, but they are open to anyone who feels they has an upcoming class scheduled! Friday April 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library, 7695 Soquel Drive in Aptos. (Soquel Dr. west of State Park Dr.) Space is limited. For more details, or to make a reservation, call the Santa Cruz CHP

Have fun helping others learn about the importance of the ocean environment! Become a docent at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab. The Seymour Center is seeking vol-


public speaking, and interpreting marine science research and conservation. Regular enrichment opportunities

about the ways new members can help us meet our mission locally and globally.” Soroptimist, a coined Latin phrase meaning Best for Women, is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. For more information, or to become a member willing to work to help us help women and girls, visit the SI Capitola website at or contact SI Capitola at


teenage drivers and their parents.

active volunteers throughout the year. Applications are being accepted NOW! The application deadline is May 1, 2015. For more information or to apply, contact the Seymour Center at (831) 459-3854, or Volunteer applications can be downloaded at our website at: http://seymour


he Santa Cruz Symphony announced this year’s winners of its Mueller Scholarship. The Mueller Scholarship is awarded to young orchestral musicians in Santa Cruz County with demonstrated potential. The scholarship award assists these youth in their music studies by directly subsidizing private lessons or attendance at music camp. This year’s awardees were publicly recognized at the Symphony’s March 21 concert at the


oroptimist International of Capitola By The Sea is hosting a New Mem-

with appetizers and a no-host bar at Michael’s on Main Restaurant, 2591 S. Main St., Soquel, on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. Membership information will be prowho are interested in actively helping to meet the club’s mission. Soroptimist is an international women’s organization dedicated speto formal and non-formal learning opportunities, improving their access to economic empowerment and sustainable opportunities for employment, as well as eliminating violence against women and girls. “We’re have several openings on key members,” said Kristin Rohan, club pres-

helping future and newly licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver and is designed as an educational tool for parents number of teenage injuries and deaths lisions are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds. The primary objective of the program is to provide teens and parents with an understanding of how poor choices behind

training class. Training begins on May 7th

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awareness. classes are free of charge.

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State Takes New Steps as Drought Continues By Kim Adamson, General Manager, Soquel Creek Water District


e’re beginning to see more restrictions of water use from the state as the ongoing drought enters its fourth year. On March 20, 2015 the State Water Resources Control Board mandated that urban water agencies adopt new rules on outdoor watering and cautioned actions in weeks to come. The Board’s decision came after a report on the drought, which stated that as of mid-March, the is just 13% of average– lower than the same period during the state’s record-breaking drought of 1977. snowpack and the driest January in recorded history, and communities around from the prior three years of drought,” said State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus. “If and we do not conserve more, the consequences could be even more catastrophic than they already are. Today’s action is just a tune-up and a reminder to act, and we weeks to come.” The new emergency regulations require water agencies to report to the State Board on current conservation

of days per week they allow outdoor irrigation. The regulation also mandates that urban water suppliers limit outdoor irrigation to two days a week (if they haven’t already). While the irrigation limit applies only to customers of local water utilities, other restrictions apply to all users including those with private wells and renters who don’t receive water bills. Basically, all Californians must abide $500 per violation. Here are some highlights of the new

on the number of days that outdoor watering is allowed, to limit outdoor irrigation of turf or ornamental landscapes to no more than two days per week. mental landscapes during and 48-hours following “measurable precipitation”.

neighboring properties.

What days of the week am I supposed to water? We are working on developing a watering schedule based on odd-and-even request in restaurants and bars

fourth year of drought. In January 2014, Governor Jerry Brown called on all Californians to cut back on water use by 20% and mid-county residents heeded the call. While our local water supply issues are related to long-term overdraft and seawater intrusion, the current drought makes them worse by limiting groundwater recharge from rain. With little to no rain recharge over the past couple years, all the pumping I am on a private well; do the drought regulations apply to me? The restrictions against water waste apply to all Californians. The Soquel Creek Water District account holder is responsible for compliance with the 2-day per week restriction on irrigation. I think that the new State restrictions are unreasonable or would create an undue hardship for me. What can I do? Compliance with the State of California emergency drought regulations are mandatory and failure to comply can result

whatever each of us can do to minimize use

addressed unreasonableness or hardship.

if mid-county residents will make their

job at water savings. If you need assistance at your home or business on ways to conserve more water, please contact the

not having their towels and linens washed each day of their stay.


long way towards addressing our historic problem. Here are some frequently asked

house call for your home or business. Does the 2-day per week irrigation restriction apply to drip systems? Yes. The 2-day per week restriction is for all potable water used to irrigate ornamental landscapes and turf. 24 / April 2015 / Capitola Soquel Times

For more information on the drought and actual new regulations, please visit the State Water Resources Control Board website at

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Sea Levels Are Always Changing By Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UCSC


ea level isn’t what it used to be, and it isn’t going to be the same in 20 or 30 years as it is today. The level of the ocean never stays the same for long, but we have developed our coasts and shorelines around the world as if it did. There are now about 300 million people around the planet living within 3 feet of sea level, which doesn’t bode well for their future or the future of their communities and cities. Miami, New York, Guangzhou, Kolkata, and Shanghai alone have nearly $13 trillion in assets that will be at risk by about 2070 if current sea level rise trends continue. There are natural cycles and forces oceans for billions of years, and we understand these pretty well. One major player is global temperature, driven primarily by the amount of solar energy we receive. This and ocean temperatures, and the distriresides as liquid in the oceans and how much is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers.

warmer. Your home water heater was built space for the water as it heats up. The distribution of continents and ocean basins and the topography of the the millions of years of geologic time.

in volume. This raises sea level just like another person getting into the hot tub. Through a combination of these longterm natural processes that take place over millions of years, and some other random events, our planet has gone through draago there was a huge and nearly instantaneous release of carbon from the oceans. This gave the planet a fever that lasted for over

was reabsorbed. Estimates of the amount of carbon released at that time are believed to be roughly equivalent to our burning all of the Earth’s coal, oil and natural gas deposits. What released all of that carbon to the atmosphere is not completely clear, but the leading hypothesis is that most of it came from large deposits of methane (CH4) which would have produced rapid warming.


at UCSC written for Gary has been studying the coast of California for 47 years and has

Images of a Changing Landscape (with partner Deepika Shrestha Ross), and Our Ocean Backyard-Collected Essays. The California Coastal Commission and Sunset Magazine named him as one of California’s Coastal Heroes in 2009. “Lines in the Sand” is written by Gary to help us coastal dwellers understand what is happening and is predicted to happen, which may be well within the lifetimes of many of our readers. We encourage your comments and questions - Email

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20 times more potent in trapping heat than global warming scenarios. The period about 56 million years ago has been called Hothouse Earth (and is also

are the preserved fossils of palm trees and crocodiles in the Arctic. The impact of increased atmospheric and ocean temperatures and melting nearly all of the world’s ice produced a rise in sea level several hundred feet higher than today. The ocean-drilling program, which recovers long cores of sediment and rock covering the evidence for Hothouse Earth. ancient sediments for clues of past ocean conditions. It has provided the people of the planet with a glimpse of what Earth’s future may be like as our increasing world population and the unchecked use of fossil fuels methane to the atmosphere. Right now, modern civilization is By adding increasing amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere we are slowly heating the Earth and in doing so, are melting more ice, heating up the oceans, and increasing the rate of sea-level rise.


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24. You can’t have this and eat it too? 25. Business school reward 28. Tibetan teacher 30. #20 Down, to Shakespeare 35. Miner’s bounty, pl. 37. Measles symptom 39. Dictation taker 40. Signal receiver 41. *Punk rock, e.g. 43. “I’m ____ you!” 44. Kindle content 46. ____ lamp 47. *Travolta and NewtonJohn, e.g. 48. Historically, they were sent to colonies 50. Sacred Hindu writings 52. *Martial artist 53. Ambience 55. Genetic initials

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The Book Bag By Robert Francis

Spring children’s books that will create some happy smiles … noisy, hairy and scary…and dogs HATE cats” the cats, want to hide. Will the

Rex Wrecks It!


By Ben Clanton Candlewick. $15.99

the piano? Or in a closet? Or squeezed into a suitcase? Good question! You’ll be lifting

loves to see things fall down or topple over and, of course, he really loves starting the process. His friends construct all sorts of cool things, but up and wrecks the

This becomes a little tedious to say the least. So the little dinosaur’s three buddies, Gizmo, Sprinkles and Wild, put their heads together and Well, not really. Yup, he knocks it apart! Is there any way to make playtime fun for everyone? Well, once again the friends put their heads together and come up with an ingenious plan that looks like it will work beautifully. Obviously, I won’t spoil the fun here, but you and your child will get a chuckle over This humorous picture book for children three

The illustrations here capture this wonderful adventure and show how the most unlikely occurrences’ and situations can have some surprising and delightful consequences.

The Way to the Zoo By John Burningham Candlewick. $15.99 hen Sylvie, the little girl featured rious door in her bedroom at bedtime, she decides to see what’s behind it. What she discovers is a long passageway that leads to the zoo.



By Bob Graham Candlewick. $16.99 small sparrow begins a long journey from its home in rural India. Free to go where she wants, the bird travels on a truck of rice that is heading to a seaport. When the bags of rice are loaded on a ship the little bird, unnoticed by the crew, decides to accompany them since she always follows or stays with her source of food. Once the vessel arrives in a port city the


new home. Then a most remarkable event occurs. If you are wondering what the book’s at this point. But, I’ll let you discover the surprising turn of events that end the story. 26 / April 2015 / Capitola Soquel Times

The little girl decides to ask a little bear if he wants to go back to her bedroom for a sleepover. Of course he agrees and, thus, Sylvie begins a number of nocturnal trips to the zoo to bring back other animals. One night she brings back some penguins and they splash in the bathtub but make a big mess. Then a monkey comes along but because he steals things, the This continues until one day the little girl forgets to close her magic door tightly when she goes off to school. When she gets home Sylvie is in for a big surprise. The zoo animals have taken over the living room and now there’s a big mess to clean up before her mother gets home.


fun and what child won’t love to have zoo animals for housemates?

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon By Petr Horacek Candlewick. $15.99 ittle Mouse loves to gaze at the moon each night. In fact, she says, “The moon is very beautiful. I would love to have my very own piece of the moon.” Then, lo and behold, the mouse


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“My wish has come true,” she cries, thinking the banana fell from the sky and is part of the moon. Because the “moon” looks so inviting and delicious, the little mouse nibbles on some of it. It is so good she eats a whole lot! “Oh, no! Now the moon won’t be round anymore,” says the mouse with a look of chagrin on her pointy face. It will be up to the mouse’s friends to convince her she hasn’t altered the moon and that it was really just a banana she ate. This is the kind of silly story young tions make it all the better. You’ll love this moon-struck mouse with a big appetite!

see where these cats are hiding. Then, the unthinkable happens. The cats discover that this little dog is not snappy, scary or noisy. And suddenly everyone is on friendly terms until the little dog becomes afraid of one of the bigger cats that wants to hug. Now it is the dog’s turn to run away and hide. where he is. the animals will have worked things out but you will have enjoyed this fun hideThis is certainly one of the more available today. You’ll discover dogs and cats can share the same turf too!

By Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Betsy Lewin Atheneum. $17.99 here’s a new duckling in Farmer Brown’s barn and no one is getting any sleep with the continual noise the new arrival is making. The animals try everything, but the only way to escape the continual duckling chatter is to go outdoors. Finally Duck phones, places Baby Duck in a bucket, covers her with a blanket and then heads for Farmer Brown’s tractor.


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asleep. Thank goodness! Now it is just too bad that Duck didn’t know how to carefully steer the tractor

By Vivian Schwartz Candlewick. $16.99 hree cats, Tiny, Moonpie and Andre, are convinced there’s a dog in this book. Convinced dogs are “snappy, smelly and

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Got complaints? Replace Whines with Action W N hen a friend’s birthday approaches, I sort through my

be appropriate. For the last 6 years (OK,

birthday cards. What I thought was funny when I bought them, isn’t funny anymore. The cards in the “No” pile include an old gal hiking up pants with an obviously elastic waistband and an elderly chorus line dressed in too-red lips surrounding perfect dentures and topped with blond wigs. (That I haven’t included images of the cards shows you just how much I want to distance myself from their messages.) This month, instead of putting the cards back in the stash, I’m putting them in the trash. Keeping them has been costing me something more precious than the $30 I paid for them. I complain to myself because I’ve spent money on something that’s now useless. I feel sad because the images and sentiments are way too close to reality. Keeping them has been costing me my sense of myself. I know this sounds silly. After all, they are just birthday cards. But, no kidding, when I complain about something I CAN DO something about, and then I DON’T DO anything about it, I downgrade my own power and self-image. I know it’s not the last time I will complain or be sad, but it’s the last time these cards will be the trigger. Let’s translate this selves and of others. Why complain? e complain in order to distract. We complain about gas prices, our weight, our busy schedules, red tape, poor governance hoping the listener (which is often only ourselves) hears our deeper


ot complaining frees you and the people around you to be forward thinking. When you (especially if you are the leader) stop being cranky, the people around you will no longer be contaminated by your sour mood. (You do know it gets on them, don’t you?) To defog yourself, do this 2-minute -

What bugs, distracts me? (Ex: The plant in the lobby looks horrible.) What would need to happen for this item to be done? (Ex: Our lobby should have vibrant plants.)

days, then send it to me. I’ll gift you a 30-minute coaching call on a topic of your choice.) The alternative to not freeing yourself from complaining? Dying a slow death of regret and resentment.

upgrade the leadership skills you’ve relied on for the last 10 years. Why? Just as you stay current with changes in your customers’ needs, you need to stay current with the needs of the people you lead, even people who have been with you from the start. Ask them about their current

priorities and challenges. When you do this, you send them a message that you care and know who they are now. What a gift. And it isn’t even their birthday. (Cue music. “Brand New Me,” Alicia Keys) from back behind other tall containers on top shelf to the door. No more complaining about having to

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By when? It is a call, making a request Ex: Email Sharon to replace all unhealthy plants by next Tuesday.)

reports, meetings that always run over) that we tolerate can undermine our power (Cue music. “Free your mind” by enVogue; “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon) isn’t about what, but whom. The answers

stay within their budgets. are responsible for the whole company. and take corrective action. It’s action that counts

of self-empowerment and forge more powerful relationships. ( three-question/ answer log for 15

I can’t do what I need to do because of “how things are out there.” We become fog machines, misting complaints in hopes of obscuring what we should be accomplishing, but aren’t. Sometimes complaints spur us into action. If that’s your M.O., bravo! Complain away! It’s the complaints that we don’t take action to resolve that I’m talking about. Not taking action steals our energy while having no impact whatsoever on the object of our complaint. It’s those complaints that cement us to the past, suck our energy and downgrade our spirit. Capitola Soquel Times / April 2015 / 27

Community Calendar

Capitola Calendar of Events

>Ê̜ÊÀ̈ÃÌÃ\ 2015 Capitola Art & Wine Festival Artist Application


for a current list of meeting times and locations: www.


CASA Orientations to Become Advocates for Children


who want healthy relationships and self esteem. Weekly meetings are offered free of charge in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. For a schedule and more information, go to or e-mail or call (831) 469-6096.

ASA empowers volunteers to

he artist application for the 33rd annual Capitola foster care. Court appointed special Art & Wine Festival to be held September 12 & 13, is available at advocates are everyday people that, with just a few hours a week can have a lifetime of impact for a child The Capitola Art & Wine Festival who has been abused or neglected. is a juried show of high quality More info www.casaofsantacruz. original art open to all artists and org or call (831) 761-2956 XT.102

Second and Fourth Mondays First and Third Wednesdays

Alzheimers Support Groups

First Tuesdays and First Wednesday each month throughout Santa Cruz through Third Wednesdays each month Adoption/Child Welfare Orientation agencies that Second Harvest

Orientations to Become Advocates for Children

Tuesday of month (for location details contact Danielle at 761-2956 X102) South County, 5:30-7 p.m., third Wednesday of

Freedom Blvd. Watsonville ASA (Court Appointed Monday: 2:00 - 3:30pm Special Advocates) needs Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:00pm Conference Room at Elena Baskin/ volunteers, 3-5 hours per week, Live Oak Senior Center, 1777-A to provide support, guidance, Capitola Road, Santa Cruz. and a powerful voice in court for acilitated by Jill Ginghofer, this children who have been removed First Mondays: 2-3 p.m., group is for caregivers and be the original creation of the in Watsonville from their homes because of abuse applicant. Artists must be present Second Tuesdays: 5:30-7 p.m. family members of people with or neglect. Everyone welcome, Alzheimers during show hours. in Capitola Wednesdays Facilitated by Francie men and bilingual folks especially Complete application Third Wednesdays: 5:30-7 p.m. encouraged. and submit all requirements in Watsonville To RSVP call 761-2956 including (4) digital images of Third Thursdays: 2-3 p.m. Ext. 102, or email Tuesdays your work and (1) digital image in Santa Cruz Felton’s Farmer Market! of your booth to the CapitolaThird Fridays: 12-1 p.m. (Starting May 6) Soquel Chamber of Commerce, in Aptos Second Tuesdays each month 2:30-6:30 p.m. 716-G Capitola Avenue, Capitola, Free Job Seek Workshop! hrough Spring, Summer and CA, 95010. Mondays 6:00pm-7:00pm, Gateway Bible Fall, the main drag along Must be postmarked by May 1, Meal Solution Mondays Church, 5000 Granite Creek Rd. Highway 9 will come alive with 2015. For more information call 4:00pm-6:00pm, New Leaf ComScotts Valley. For more information, the bustle of farmers and food 831.475.6522. munity Markets, 1210 41st Ave. artisans selling a colorful variety of visit Capitola (Also down town and at delicious edibles to shoppers and West side stores) Saturday April 4 PFLAG diners alike. et fresh ideas for easy-toFriends of Lesbians and Gays) For more info, visit www. Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt 7:00pm-9:00pm, 900 High St. First or 11 - 11:30 am, On the beach in front nutritious main entrees from a member of the New Leaf Comcontact Nicole Zahm at education@ Congregational Church of Santa Cruz of the Capitola Venetian Hotel. To learn more, call (831) 427-4016 or hildren 12-under can hunt for munity Markets culinary team. or Executive Director Nesh Dhillon at Monday, ranging from meat dishes, the sand. Whole Foods Market to gluten-free, to vegan. Try a Capitola will be there with Wednesdays healthy treats for the kids. Bring sample, get a recipe card, and learn Toastmasters: tips for meal prep and leftovers. MovementR your camera for photos with Speak for Success the Easter Bunny! Sponsored by Featured recipes are posted on the Capitola Village Merchants and New Leaf Community blog at www. Center, 1307 Seabright, Santa Cruz 12:00pm-1:00pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Awareness Through MoveChamber of Commerce. Valley Drive, Scotts Valley. mentR. These classes will increase For more information call the iving a business presentation? Head to the Islands! Capitola-Soquel Chamber at Interviewing for a job? Improve ine on any Monday and 10% moving as they heighten your self831.475.6522. your speaking skills in a friendly, of the total sales go to a local awareness. First class is free for new supportive environment with CSCC Website: www.capitolaRedwood Ramblers Toastmasters. Contact Open to all levels. month of the year as part of the or call (831) 332-7347 Drop-ins welcome. For more Island Grill and Tiki Room is information, call 831-335-3693. located at 221 Cathcart Street in WomenCARE Support Group Santa Cruz. uesday Support Group is a Aptos Noon Toastmasters Hula’s is open from lunch Tuesday – gathering for women with all 12:00-1:00p.m. Rio Sands Hotel, Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Nar-Anon dinner nightly from 4:30 p.m. – close, for women through all stages from 116 Beach Drive hat is co-dependency? What is and happy hour Tuesday – Sunday diagnoses through treatment. ome join a dynamic, enabling? What is this insanity? 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday supportive group of people For more information or to Am I the only one who feels this way? 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more register call (831) 457-2273 Join Nar-Anon, a world wide fellowship information go to beginners to more advanced. of relatives and friends of addicts who or call (831) 655-HULA. Tuesdays, Thursdays We’re here to help you discover












Ongoing Events Daily

Overeaters Anonymous

vereaters Anonymous is a 12-Step O support group for those who wish to stop eating compulsively. Meetings daily. See our website

B12 Fridays

6:00pm- 8:00pm 1400 Emeline Avenue room 206, Santa Cruz.


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

Santa Cruz CA 95060

To register to one of the meeting and for directions, please call 454-4687.

10:20 to 12:30 p.m., Lounge of the First Congregational Church, 900 Second Thursdays each month High St. Santa Cruz


Second Wednesdays

Friends of Scotts Valley Library


eets second wednesdays of

Fireside Rom at SV Library. The

Big Book and OA Literature Study

3:00pm-6:00pm, Thrive Natural Medicine, 2849 Park Ave. Soquel

G immunity, energy, sleep, mood, and the body’s ability to handle stress.

To learn more, call (831) 515-8699.

1:00–2:00 p.m., Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 5, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz

First and Third Fridays

Veterans of Foreign Wars

M third friday until June 5. Come join us, a group of diverse women,

6:30 pm, 2259 7th Ave. Santa Cruz

Friday Shakespeare Club

C the meetings. in stimulating discussions of ShakeFor more information, call 475-9804 speare’s plays. Guests are welcome. Second and Fourth Thursdays Saturdays

Cabrillo Host Lions Club

7:00pm at the Cabrillo Community 8:00 -12:00pm at Cabrillo College ongoing from then on. he Aptos Market, with over 80 Any questions (831) 438-2658 or Center, Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd. vendors, is open year round, email ublic is invited to all with the best selections of fresh foods. In addition, family activities, Second and Fourth Wednesdays music, cooking demos by profesSanta Cruz/ Monterey Bay Branch sional chefs, gardening workshops, at 831-688-3356 for meeting/ seasonal fairs and events are a part ADHD Support Group Meetings dinner reservations or inforof the market. 6:30-8:00pm Aptos Fire Station mation or visit on Soquel Dr. Scotts Valley Farmer’s Market pen Support meetings 9a.m.-1p.m. SV Community on second Wednesday. Third Thursday each month Center, 360 Kings Village Drive Adult Only meetings on fourth Image Matters Wednesday. 7-8pm Inspire Salon in Capitola Any Questions, contact Judy hat does your style say about Sundays Brenis at (831) 818-9619. between fashion and style, how Church Bible Study/Worship to up level your look and up level 9:45am: Bible Study; 11:00: Third Wednesdays Worship, First Baptist Church Meeting Schedule for the create a great look without 7565 Sunset Way, Aptos SCWD2 Task Force ooking for a church? Come 7:00pm, Soquel Creek Water worship with us! District Headquarters, 5180 Soquel Dr. Soquel 7:00pm, Firehouse on Soquel Dr. eetings are open to the public Aptos and the location alternates peakers helping speakers get gigs. between the City of Santa Cruz Call (831) 332-8221 for more info.






the Soquel Creek Water District Headquarters. Visit for more info.


Thursday April 2

Aging in Place: Village Model

Fourth Thursdays each month 2 – 4 p.m., Community

Aptos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10110

6:30 pm, Severinos, 7500 Old Dominion Ct., Aptos ommander Chuck Woodson Sons in Retirement leads the meetings. Noon, Elks Club at 150 Jewell St. For more information, call (831) his statewide group of retired 295-1939 men invites you to be our guest at our monthly luncheon. You’ll Fridays

Fourth Wednesdays

Dated Events


Foundation of Santa Cruz, 7807 Soquel Dr., across from Del Mar Shopping Center.


Santa Cruz, a model for aging in place in SC County. The Village concept is a grassroots national movement, with each community designing and controlling our own local system of people to support Scotts Valley the needs of members as we move lunch and learn something new thru Saturdays towards and through olderhood. Nar-Anon Family Group from a top notch guest speaker. PROFILE of Santa Cruz Everyone is welcome! Follow The Village is intergenerational, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 3192 Glen Canyon 9:00am-12:30pm, 2045 40th Ave. Ocean Gate Zen Center Call Greg Horse at (831) 684with members supporting each Clares St. Capitola Road, Scotts Valley in the Bison Zazen Instructions 1834 to RSVP & bring a friend! AptosNoonToastmasters or more 7:00pm, 920 41st Ave. Suite B, Santa Center and The Camp Recover Center other to remain in their homes, access goods and services, and to Cruz (next to Family Cycling Center) 12 step program/support Thursdays free and it works. Last year it orning meditation schedule group for friends and families prevent a sense of isolation. Capitola-Aptos places 126 of its members in jobs, TOPS Light Refreshments served. and we can help you too. Ongoing Rotary Club Meeting RSVP:, (Take off pounds sensibly) addiction or drug problem of workshops will cover resume 12-1:30 p.m. at Seascape Golf Course. another. Nar-Anon members share 831-426-4272 8:45 am, Felton Firehouse writing, communication, and Zazen instruction First Tues. of each et support for loosing weight at Contact Chuck at 831-462-6092 or interview skills. e-mail for more at a weekly meeting. these health group meetings. For more info. visit both Monday April 20 information. at (831) 479-0393 or visit www. Learn more by calling (831) and facebook. Park in lower lot and walk up Stitchers-By-The-Sea 335-3510. driveway and turn right at the sign. 7 p.m., Live Oak Senior Center Hoffman’s for Second Harvest Helpline (888) 688-7834. Find First Tuesdays each month titchers-By-The-Sea is a local Mondays, Wednesdays, meetings at Overeaters Anonymous Tail Wagging World chapter of Embroiders’ Guild of Santa Cruz will donate 10% and Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm at Teach by the Beach America. Admission is free and the of total sales to Second Harvest of Dog Ownership Clutterers Anonymous Co-dependents Anonymous every Thursday night from 5-10 6:30pm at the Santa Cruz SPCA, #50 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos public is welcome. o-dependents Anonymous 5:30-6:45 Sutter Maternity & For more information, call (831) p.m. Every $1 donated provides 2685 Chanticleer Ave., Santa For more information contact is a 12-step group for people Cruz (cross street is Soquel Ave.). 429-7906 healthy 4 meals to people in need Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Irene Cortez (831) 475-1853


addiction. Three meetings are now being held in Santa Cruz County, on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. For a meeting near you call (831) 291-5099 or email Visit norcal/meetings for more info.

Ave, Soquel Dr. Santa Cruz.








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Announcements Volunteers Needed for the Monterey Symphony

Arts and Entertainment

BAND (2263) for information about booking the band for tax deductible).

Arts event, managed in conjunction with the participating art venues. The event takes place year-round and illuminates some of the most talented local artists from local galleries.

he Monterey Symphony is Wednesday Night Sail Boat Races in a First Friday art tour, visit seeking volunteers. If you love 5:30 - 8:30p.m. March to October music and want to be involved, arbor restaurants & the beach galleries are open 12-9 pm for First please call (831) 646-8511 or visit are a good viewing to watch Friday viewings.) for the sailboat races against the setting more information. sun! At the Santa Cruz Harbor.



Dated Events

Wednesday April 15

Freedom Forum Presents Patrick Wood’s Technocracy: The Future of Santa Cruz?

7 p.m., 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz on’t miss this video of a live presentation that will clear Big Band Dance the news fog in your mind! 43 Thursdays 7:30pm-10:00pm, at Mid-County minutes See Wood’s new book Lucky Steppers Modern Senior Center 829 Bay Ave, Capitola Square Dance Doors open at 6:00. Free admitallroom dancing to live 6:30 pm, German American Hall, tance! (donations welcomed) music by The 10th Ave. Band. Third Monday each month 230 Plymouth St. Santa Cruz www.SantaCruzFreedomForum. Stitchers By The Sea Meetings quare dancing! Try it, you’ll atmosphere, free parking. Open to org (831) 708-8626 7 p.m., Live Oak Senior Center, like it! Friendship put to music, the public-singles welcome! 1777 Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz event is family friendly. Classes Suggested donation, $6 per person. Saturday April 18 titchers-by-the-Sea, the local through Jan 29 are free. Teacher information, call (831) 476-4711. Passport Days chapter of the Embroiderers’ Don Benson 12-5p.m. Guild of America, holds meetings For more information, contact Sue n the third Saturday of April, open to the public each month. No or Don at (831) 72-7053 or e-mail Second Sundays Each Month admission fees. at Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Street Fair ticipating wineries throughout the Monday’s starting April 13 Modern Square Dancing Class 9:00am-4:00pm, Lincoln St. Basic Bridge at Highland Park 7:00pm, German-American Hall Santa Cruz, 230 Plymouth he “Original” Downtown 10:15 - 11:45a.m. Passport is $45.00 all (831) 726-7053 or e-mail Antique Faire is back! basic Bridge class.A donation of Blooming Begonias more information! antiques and unique items. Come $5.00 per week is requested. 8 am to 4 pm, 602 Capitola Ave, and check it out! Browse through Call to reserve spot, 8 players Capitola. a wide assortment of treasures limited. (831) 336-8900 Last Thursdays each month apitola Begonia Festival will be books and photographs, Monthly Argentine Tango at Star including hosting a Blooming Begonias vintage jewelry, clothing, glass Tuesdays Bene Italian/Argentine Restarante and ceramic collectibles, vintage Yard Sale. The yard sale will BINGO 4:30pm-9:30pm, Star Bene Italian/ hawaiian kitsch, turquoise, original 6:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, Argentene Restarante, 21245 East artwork, and a whole lot of whatnot! from Golden State Bulbs, Vintage 150 Jewell St. For more info, please contact us at Festival posters, and Begonia osted by Soquel Sports his is a night for true “Social (831) 476-6940 or visit us on Festival shirts. Foundation. Buy-In $15. Full Tango.” Order a wonderful For additional information Facebook. snack bar available. First Tuesday of meal from the Star Bene please visit out website atwww. each month is special $25 buy in (up Argentine Menu, (or their well Third Sunday of Every Month known italian menu), and enjoy Science Sunday the ambiance of Argentina and Saturday May 9 join us in a social tango dance Santa Cruz, 95060 to music from the Golden Age Plant a Begonia! Wednesdays eymour Marine Discovery Center 11–3, Capitola Esplanade Park. of Tango. presents a public lecture from a he Capitola Begonai Festival’s 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Harry’s Hofbrau, Private instruction and classes by arrangement. For more information, marine scientist the third Sunday of Mother’s Day Event. You 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose every month. Topics are presented call Michael (831) 239-2247. orty-seven years of performing can pick up the perfect gift for in an entertaining and easy-toin the Bay Area, over 250 popular mom for just $10! A great gift that understand format, with up-to-date tunes. Come see our band for Free First Fridays each month in Sunnyvale Every Wednesday. No photos, video, and discussion. First Friday Art Tour cover. Science Sunday does not meet he First Friday Art Tour is a Santa in December. For more info visit Contact Lee McLaughlin, Booking Agent, at 408-993Cruz Institute of Contemporary

Second Fridays each month

Ongoing Events











You are always surrounded by the lovely world we live in. Take a few days at the beginning of the month to appreciate it. Listen to the sounds of nature; stop and look at the beautiful creatures that invisibly move through your life. Or take a trip to a park or beach or lake and just take in the views. The first half of April is not the time for wagering on your financial or emotional security; be very careful with any financial risks. Later in the month, if you find yourself in a difficult emotional place, your best friend will be the balm you need to find your way through to the other side.

Gemini (May 22-June 21)

roll at an even pace, but give it that hard kick-start!. Mid-way through the month, you’ll instinct when the people in your life need your help, regardless of how you feel, to avoid some hurt feelings. Later in the month, make sure you take some personal time. Visit your comes round.




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Saturday June 20

Silicon Valley Wine Auction at Levi’s Stadium


multi-faced wine auction event including an afternoon Grand Food & Wine pairing dinner featuring over 60 vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Silent and live auction highlights include rare and reserve wine auction lots, & collectibles and getaway

the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. More info

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

in your makeup, and it won’t take long to recover as you push through the problem. The last half of the month is a great time to make and strengthen your connections in your home and professional life. Make the most of this time.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 23)

your friends and co-workers don’t feel the fool as you unleash your April pranks. As your maturity returns (in part) you may realize you’ve found the perfect path to improving your health, but don’t try to force it on the people around you; give it time to prove its worth, and later in the month will be the time to speak your mind about what’s happening around you. The result will likely be in your favor.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sep. 22)

You’re on a hot-streak and the beginning of April is the time to revel in success. With everything organized how you like it, an enigma will rear its head after the first week; a story you can’t put down or a rumor stuck in your head. Take a few days to really immerse yourself in whatever might just give you a pleasant fright! It won’t hurt to have someone you know very well by your side those days. Your organized mind can cause you stress later in the month as you struggle with the feeling of your time being wasted. Stop, take a deep breath, and let the moment pass so you can get back to what needs to be done.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23)

The first week of April is an important time for you. Looking your best isn’t always important, but it is right now, and nothing is wrong with that! mid-way through the month you may be disturbed by memories or reminders; you’re intent on moving on and not looking back. Make sure people around you understand that. Obsession gathers us all in at times, and one that catches you in its grips later in the month will be okay, as long as you can pull free from its grip sooner rather than later.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

Nothing is more foolish than acts of kindness, right? Be an honest fool to start the month

for a new car, research on a new project, or any myriad of things you are quite suited to help out with.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)

of the month, whether from your own misplacements the people around you playing pranks. Do your best to try not to let the little things stress you out. Also, take some time to look inside and see if something else is really what’s bothering you. Despite April’s beginning, you are in a great state of mind for meeting new people as the month moves on. You will be busy later in the month, so you have to make sure you don’t let your natural absentmindedness hold you back.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

Your struggles are forefront at the beginning of April. It’s hard to stay positive when you find success just out of reach. You’ll need to bring up your energy to push through the negative feelings, but if you can, things will become much more optimistic as you move through the month. Mid-way through you may be called upon to help friends and/or family. Get to it! You need all the positive energy you can get this month.

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb. 18)

Your honest passage through life does not mean you should ignore the possibility of people around you treating you unfairly. Make sure you protect yourself unless you’re around people you know you can trust. Later in the month, you may feel like burying yourself in a book or on a game for a few days, but you might miss an important connection if you do! The

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)

The beginning of April seems a great time to do some spring-cleaning. Nostalgia is important, but it’s time to throw out keepsakes that have lost their meaning. But don’t might feel you’re stuck in the muck as the world around you wants you to move forward. Are you afraid? Look closely at your motivations and try to push through them. As the to take them!

Aries (March 21-April 20)

Backup plans are essential in life. Be prepared with your backup plan as April begins and you’ll be on the right track. This is going to be a month for paying attention to yourself. Near the middle of the month you’ll want to pay attention to what you say and who you say it too. If you’re not careful, you’ll say something biting that will cause someone else pain. Later in the Capitola Soquel Times / April 2015 / 29

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On The Air C ommunity Television (CTV) is alive and well in Santa Cruz. There have been some nec-

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a heartfelt membership invitation to you! Talking with Becca prodded my curiosity I accepted her invitation and signed up and attended a free location in Santa Cruz. CTV has three channels” Cruz TV (26/72), Government On-Demand, and the channel that peaked my interest,

seven new members at the orientation with a smile, some background information and a well thought out agenda. Locally, community television began in the 70’s, to provide a channel to bring to light community Access TV is a magnet to individuals and groups that bring a willingness to become adventurous, sensitive reporters. Technology has led to many changes over the years that seemed intimidating. I feared I’d be out of my league. My fear was relieved when Mathilde quickly introduced us to an energetic core group of volunteers dedicated to teaching us and holding our hands until our goals are achieved. A goal can range from the tech crew working in the background or becoming a local celebrity on the air. such local celebrity. Years ago, my grandson Carson, who had a recycle business, was with her on a show about sustainability and the California Redemption program and she

i̽ÃÊ/>ŽÊ܈̅Ê*>Տ> CMAP & CTV. a volunteer at community television were strongly appreciated. It was to get in front of the camera beginning in the 80’s. There were just too many interesting people in her world to keep to herself and she’s been broadcasting live on Santa Cruz community television ever since.

include Sondra Cohelanm, Director viding art lessons for local seniors culminating in installations and receptions throughout the county; Melita Israel, local watercolor artists who teaches as well as providing artwork for stage sets; and perhaps even a mystery guest! Tune in Thursday, April 17 – 7

show that airs live on the third Thursday of the month, has a lot of people watching and listening! Inspiration for her shows can be spontaneous. For instance,

According to Victor Hugo, “The future has many names. For the weak, it’s unattainable. For the fearful, it’s unknown. For the bold, it’s ideal.” May I add that for Let’s

“Fearless” at her friend Ann Hazels’ Radius Gallery at the Tannery, she met and invited Selfa the featured artist and art instructor to join Ann on Let’s Talk on the third Thursday of March and share her unique method of

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her fans continually approach the and pleasure with her show. A local entrepreneur — she began

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For more about seniors in television, past and present, visit my blog and let me know what kind of mischief you’re making happen. Warm Regards, “CJ”– with continuing counsel from Noreen Santaluce.

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targeted the challenges that we are all facing with the new curriculum standards developed for Common Core in the area of Math. Early on in her presentation she discussed how many students would be frustrated and that they would demon-

lives of her students. It is a very powerful teaching tool when students can articulate the reason they are learning a subject matter and how becoming a mathematician is going to assist them throughout their math studies.

attempts to solve the new math standards.

instructional plan that Ms. Rucker has developed is demonstrated by her students taking the valuable characteristic traits of perseverance, determination, engagement and a willingness to fail in other subject areas like Science, History and Language Arts. A closing comment by Ms. Rucker was the acknowledgement that her students are taking the practice Smarter Balanced questions in the area of Math and they are doing

her students were making at the beginning of this year like, “I’m not a math person,” “I don’t get it” and “But I’ve never seen this before,” etc. What she discovered when her students were making these comments is that they also needed support in developing characteristic traits like perseverance, determination, engagement and a willingness to fail in attempting a complicated math problem. As Ms. Rucker was providing her students opportunities to strengthen these characteristic traits, she also changed the delivery of instruction where groups of students would work collaboratively to develop strategies to begin to solve the math equation. As her students became math challenges that required higher level thinking skills. It was delightful to hear that Ms. Rucker’s students can now dissect

see themselves as future mathematicians, scientists and thinkers with a positive attitude in addressing math challenges. The positive characteristics of perseverance, determination and willingness to fail are now being applied to other subject areas. We plan to review other grade level Ms. Rucker created in the area of math by departmentalizing for the coming school year. Capitola Soquel Times / April 2015 / 31

Capitola Soquel Times: April 2015  

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Capitola Soquel Times: April 2015  

Serving Our Community for Over 24 Years