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Cathy P. June 13, 2013 at 07:44 am
A shout out to Mr. Craig Jenni (second gentleman from the right, blue suit). Always at the ready forRead More the Red Cross (serves a serious strawberry shortcake too ;) Congrats and thank you to all the volunteers.
Steve Piercy May 21, 2013 at 10:24 am
Getting across the Highway 1 barrier is difficult for pedestrians and bicyclists. We need theRead More Chanticleer and Mar Vista pedestrian/bike bridges built as soon as possible. Complete streets provide a safe connected network of bicycle and pedestrian paths and routes. Inexpensive road restriping could provide a margin of safety to bicyclists at several points, including Soquel and Aptos Villages.
Scott September 23, 2012 at 11:38 am
Great event! Thanks to all for putting this community event together and all participants forRead More making it a success. Can't wait til next year!!
June Smith September 23, 2012 at 01:47 pm
I can't improve on Juan's great writeup, but another thing that struck me was the helpful attitudeRead More of the volunteers. If you wanted a chair in the shade or were looking for the eco-friendly waste basket they were immediately on top of it!
Laura Hamby September 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm
Our heartfelt thank you to all of you who made A TASTE of SOQUEL a day of Food and Music for theRead More Common Good. We are still waiting for the dust to settle, but we feel it is safe to say that your generosity and efforts raised $8,500 to benefit Second Harvest and children throughout Santa Cruz County. Way to GO SOQUEL!
Bonnie September 6, 2012 at 03:36 pm
Well.....I am the tourist who yelled at the float that politics do not belong in the festival andRead More then many around us joined in and gave them a thumbs down. I agree with Chuck and Colleen. I have been coming to the Begonia Festival every year for about 10 years and I come for relaxation and enjoyment....and to get away from the daily ratrace - including politics! If you vote on it - it is political - I don't care what the issue. I'm not against that proposition - just the venue they chose to promote it. Michael - the signs were up as they came under the bridge - we were on the cove side - after we yelled they took them down. They obviously did not have them up as they passed the judging stand - which tells you they knew it was inappropriate. See you next year....hopefully political sign free!
Jade Chana Adkins September 6, 2012 at 08:21 pm
I first moved to Capitola in 1978 and remember the Begonia Festival so well. The families andRead More children of the area would all gather together and make the floats. It was a wonderful way to support the Antonelli Bros., and to have community. It has always been a wholesome and beautiful thing. The people of our community are the ones who have made it what it is. I am very proud of the people who made this float, for these fine people, including my family, as well as around 30 other members, are respected business owners, children, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other members of our community. They have worked hard to support what they believe in and they really did a great job. It was done in a positive spirit and with caring, respect, and honor for our community.  The people of our community, who are free to express themselves, creatively and in other ways, is what has made this festival, and this town of ours great. It was really a wonderful parade.
Michael Termini September 7, 2012 at 10:58 am
Bonnie, this is disturbing! that they would have hidden the signs while passing the judging areaRead More speaks volumes. thank you for the info.
Rebecca Garcia June 7, 2012 at 08:42 pm
A philanthropist is someone who wants to increase the well-being of humankind. George Ow lovesRead More humanity and his on-going commitment in supporting youth in their endeavor for higher education has been a priority for George. George came from our community and he gives back to the community. In Spanish I want to say, mil gracias, George.
Rebecca Tait June 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm
What a kind, generous thing to do. Thank you George Ow.
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