Florists in Aptos, CA
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Jan 26, 2018
This Week in the Garden: Houseplants keep the mood bright in winter
In our former home in the Aptos hills, which we heated only minimally and which had limited natural indoor light, my success with houseplants was restricted to a few plants that thrived in those dim cool conditions. I was unable to grow most orchids, for example. Now, in my downsized warmer and brighter home in town, many species, including several orchids, are thriving and blooming — what a joy! They brighten not only my home but my spirits as well. And as a bonus, there is evidence that indoor plants filter impurities out of the air.Most house plants want bright light but no direct sun, irrigation when their potting soil feels dry to the touch, and temperatures in the range between 60 and 75 degrees. Some do best if nighttime temps are lower than daytime and most benefit from being grouped with their fellow houseplants. Most don’t like the drying effects of heated air blowing directly on them: keep the humidity up by setting containers above water-filled trays. (Don’t let the pot bottom sit in water, or the roots of your plants may rot and your plant sicken and die.) And here’s a tip about water-filled trays or saucers: if pesky Argentine ants have invaded your home and persist in building their nests in the soil o... (Santa Cruz Sentinel)Oct 27, 2016
Business Digest, Oct. 15, 2016: Flower centerpiece workshop Thursday
Tamy’s Flower Connection lunch Thursday
Tamy Churchfield, owner of Tamy’s Flower Connection, will give a presentation for the Aptos Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday in the Rio Sands Hotel, 116 Aptos Beach Drive.
Attendees will learn how to make your own centerpiece for holidays, birthdays or anniversaries.
Lunch will be provided by Seascape Foods. Bring your own vase; flowers will be provided. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. To RSVP: 831-688-1467.
Social Security workshops coming
Martha Shedden, a chartered retirement planning counselor, will give two Social Security workshops 6-7 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Oct. 22 at Comerica Bank, 1237 Soquel Ave.
These are no obligation seminars to educate retirees on Social Security rules and strategies and the importance of making the best claiming decision for your individual circumstances.
Seating is limited to 20. To RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-359-9620.
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Al De Camara,... (Santa Cruz Sentinel)Feb 3, 2016
Santa Cruz County medical marijuana dispensaries ring up more than $32.3M in sales
Colin Disheroon, owner of Santa Cruz Mountain Naturals in Aptos.
But without a universal certification system or regulations, retailers can’t know for sure if they’re buying cannabis from a grow site that’s not in compliance.
Disheroon also said some dispensary owners see the tax as them footing the bill for the county to come up with an ordinance for growers while they still can’t apply for business permits.
Because of extensive environmental damage in the mountains and deadlines from the state, the county has focused on rewriting rules for cannabis cultivation first. But Hoppin said efforts are underway to offer business permits to the dispensaries.
“Not having a permit creates a lot of challenges for us. A lot of businesses don’t want to work with us like banking institutions, lenders and insurance companies,” Disheroon said. “I don’t think a permit is necessarily going to resolve a lot of our problems, but it’s an acknowledgement that we’re an accepted business. It’s one more step toward legitimacy.”
The dispensary operators also say the cannabis business tax is too high, which drives some clients back to the black market and restricts growth. Disheroon and Bradd Barkin, chief executive officer of Central Coast Wellness Center in Ben Lomond, said they decided to pay the tax rather than pass is along to patients to stay competitive.
“They’re pushing the limit right now,” Barkin said. “All together, we’re now paying 15 1/4 percent in taxes.”
On top of the county’s cannabis tax, the dispensary’s patients are subject to the standard 8 1/4 percent sales tax on goods and services.
Annual medical marijuana sales in Santa Cruz County: $32 million.
Number of dispensaries in unincorporated Santa Cruz County: 12.
Number of dispensaries in city of Santa Cruz: 1.
Annual medical marijuana sales in California: $1.3 billion.
Number of dispensaries in California: 1,200 to 1,500.
Source: Santa Cruz County, City of Santa Cruz, California Board of Equalization.
(Santa Cruz Sentinel)Jan 8, 2016
Prep scoreboard: Nov. 28 results
Others in top 30) 16. Akins (Rancho Bernardo) 18:14.6, 19. Clifford (Grossmont) 18:17.3, 26. Calegari (Poway) 18:21.8.
Division III — Team: 1. Aptos 101, 2. La Costa Canyon 107, 3. Palos Verdes 155. Ind.—1. Gaskell (Hesperia Sultana) 17:30.4, 2. Haskell (Bakersfield Mira Monte) 17:37.3, 3. Smith (Palos Verdes) 17:40.0, (Others in Top 30): 10. Brown (LCC) 17:56.1, 17. Boisvert (Uni. City) 18:17.0, 20. Fahy (LCC) 18:19.0, 29. Ereso (LCC) 18:39.6, 30. Prochaska (LCC) 18:41.2.
Division IV — Team: 1. La Puente Bishop Amat 98, 2. Santa Cruz 139, 3. Pasadena Mayfield 146. Ind.—1. Ratliff (Santa Cruz) 17:03.7, 2. Coonfield (McKinleyville) 17:07.2, 3. Satterlee (Visalia Central Valley Chr.) 17:44.0, (Others in top 30): 25. Rippey (Coronado) 18:39.7, 26. Phillips (Coronado) 18:39.7.
Division V — Team: 1. Flintridge Prep 67, 2. Alameda St. Joseph-Notre Dame 143, 3. Francis Parker 155. Ind.—1. Bowen (Sonoma Aca.) 18:12.3, 2. Marshall (St. Joeseph-ND) 18:18.3, 3. Stashyn (Vacaville Chr.) 18:19.5 (Others in top 30) 9. Trossen (Parker) 19:02.9, 10. Watkins (LJCD) 19:12.4, 21. Gamboa (Parker) 19:31.2, 29. Miralles (LJCD) 19:41.9.
(The San Diego Union-Tribune)