Two years ago today (Nov. 15, 2010), the media landscape in Capitola-Soquel changed drastically when we launched Capitola-Soquel Patch.
Over the last 24 months, we've gained tons of readership as we've continually figured out what works best for our community in terms of delivering local news and information to you.
And what a crazy 24 months it has been. In two short years, we've had:
- The biggest floods in the last 30 years in Capitola
- A firebombing at a pot club in Soquel
- James Durbin and Chris Rene put Soquel on the map on "American Idol" and "The X Factor"
- The racial controversy that marred Soquel High School's end of the year in 2011
- The tragic death of Maryann Slettehaugh in Capitola Village
- A mysterious arson case in Capitola
- A suicide in front of city hall
- The residents of Surf and Sand's loss of rent control
- A shark bit a kayak at Pleasure Point
- Two homicides took place, one in Capitola and one in Soquel
- Target finally opened in Capitola
- A man walked into Highway 1 traffic and was killed
- Food Network came to Aptos to film "Restaurant: Impossible
- A man impaled himself on a fence at a self storage unit on Portola
- We filled Britannia Arms to capacity for our Presidential Debate Viewing Party
- We survived local and presidential elections
The point is, for being such quiet towns, Capitola and Soquel can keep a guy busy. They can also keep a site like Capitola-Soquel Patch booming and successful.
But really, we owe that to you, the readers. You've always participated and you keep coming back for more, and we thank you for that. We'll keep delivering what you ask for, but we also want to know what you're looking for. So please, never hesitate to get in touch. This is your site too.
I'm looking forward to lots of continued time together.
Editor, Capitola-Soquel Patch