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Don Gateley July 6, 2013 at 03:00 pm
Well, of course. They've succeeded in sweeping it from the beaches into the neighborhoods whereRead More it's much easier to hide and the number of people coming here to participate continues to grow as it will. Great job. Where I live on Broadway the close nearby and overhead shots were several times what I've ever heard before. Nothing in the past was remotely comparable and all my amazed neighbors agree. I saw and heard one land on my roof and had to take the hose to it prophylactically. The Fun Rangers need to leave it alone and leave it on the beaches or there will inevitably be the great Santa Cruz county fire.
David H. Perez July 6, 2013 at 04:37 pm
At the last meeting of the Watsonville City Council, the fire chief said there is a fine of up toRead More $1,000.00 if you are caught with illegal fireworks. Especially with the city's fiscal crisis, there would have been a lot of money to be made out there if the violators were more aggressively located and cited.
John Cohen July 15, 2013 at 07:03 am
The fireworks continue at the Mission Gardens Apartments — now the entire neighborhood isRead More calling 911 about it. Teenage gangsters are setting off fireworks in the Mission Gardens park and parking lot to terrorize residents here. They are tagging this apartment complex as their territory. They are angry because a major gangster here was recently arrested for felonious aggravated assault — they are angry because the Santa Cruz Police Department and the federal government are trying to dislodge them from Mission Gardens, which they have coveted since Carl Reimer's murder here three years ago last April.
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.
Mary Smith June 11, 2013 at 09:39 pm
Perhaps the SOBs who did this to him should be strung up by their nuts, and left to die a slow,Read More painful death. Then the money that would have been used for their care in prison should be donated to Bryan and his family. I'm sorry. I know you won't print this. I just had to get it off my chest!
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.
regina bartlett August 14, 2012 at 12:26 am
Sure is nice to have some good news stories in Watsonville! Thanks...more profiles such as theseRead More please!
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