Posts Tagged ‘ Aptos ’

Aptos Street BBQ hosts tap takeover Tuesday

January 31, 2014

Here’s a little tidbit from Santa Cruz News’ official beer correspondent, Tom Lopez: Aptos Street BBQ  is hosting another craft beer tap take over this coming Tuesday, Feb. 4. This time around, the restaurant will feature Tyler Davin-Moore of Oskar Blues Brewery. For those of you who don’t know, Oskar Blues, a Colorado-based brewery out of Longmont,…

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Peter B.’s takes top honors at California Beer Festival

August 13, 2013
Peter B.’s takes top honors at California Beer Festival

  The California Beer Festival came, saw and conquered in Aptos this past weekend.  The judges panel including KSBW videographer Tom Lopez, Doug Maher of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales and AJ’s Market, and Mike Blaesser, Sentinel internet wizard and founder of Cruz Brews. The intrepid judges sipped their way through some 27 brews in a blind…

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Fake flamingo invasion in Aptos

July 8, 2013
Fake flamingo invasion in Aptos

This is one of the coolest things I’ve heard of in awhile. Apparently there’s been an invasion of plastic flamingos in an Aptos neighborhood. From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: “I loved it,” said Judy Allen, who’s front yard was recently covered with 30 pink plastic flamingos. “I just looked out my window one morning and…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for May 24-27, 2013

May 24, 2013

There’s a bonus day this weekend! So what’s happening ’round town, you ask? Here’s a sneak peek. There’s plenty more of course… let us know what we’ve missed! Art lecture: The Santa Cruz County Arts Commission’s 2013 Artist of the year, Panama-born Susana Arias, will be discussing her work Friday night at 7 p.m. at…

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Happy birthday Nisene Marks!

May 15, 2013
Happy birthday Nisene Marks!

The Forest of Nisene Marks is turning 50 this year and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks are hosting a big celebration this Sunday.  Of course, the trees in the park are a lot older than 50 but it was in 1963 that the Marks Family of Salinas Valley — with the assistance of the…

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Brew Sessions: A cache of craft beers at AJ’s Market

May 13, 2013

By Tom Lopez Most passersby probably wouldn’t expect an unassuming gas station and mini market in the Soquel/Aptos area to stock a plethora of specialty beers that would make even the most seasoned beer aficionado stop and do a double take. That is, unless those passersby have paid a visit to AJ’s Market on the…

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The Egg Vending Machine in Aptos

May 1, 2013
The Egg Vending Machine in Aptos

OK, sure, you could just go and buy your eggs at the grocery store like everyone else. You could do that. Or you could go and get yourself 22 cage-free eggs from a special vending machine that features dancing animatronic chickens. Yep. Dancing chickens. You read that right. Which would you prefer? Not long after…

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73-year-old Cabrillo College student gave up drug addiction for academics

May 1, 2013

Samantha Gillespie has an interesting profile on Santa Cruz Patch this week about a 73-year-old Cabrillo College student with a history of drug use who turned his life around and went back to school at a time when most of his peers were retiring. Allen Ing made thousands as a real estate broker in Silicon…

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Aptos mom skydiving to raise money for son battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease

April 11, 2013

KION has a story today about a 71-year-old Aptos woman who is planning to skydive later this morning as part of a fundraising effort for her son, who has Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The television station reports: “Joan Valor’s life changed eight years ago when her son, Eric Valor, was diagnosed with a form of Amyotrophic…

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