Last week, agents at Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno Coastal offices presented a check for $7,500 to Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, their Q2 Community Impact grant recipient for April-June 2022.

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services helps provide local families with a path to a stable, sustainable, and independent future through short and long-term housing and support services. For information, visit

Since 2012, Sereno 1% For Good Charitable Foundation has donated over $5 million to local organizations.

Donate lemonade

Applebee’s of Watsonville, as well as other locations owned and operated by Flynn Restaurant Groupannounced that their 18th annual fundraising campaign benefiting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a pediatric cancer charity funding cancer treatment research, will run through August 21.

Participating Applebee locations will donate 25 cents from each sale of Traditional Lemonade and Flavored Lemonade, in addition to 10 cents from each sale of Strawberry Summer Squeeze or Electric Lemon Crush, to benefit the foundation. On August 20, National Lemonade Day, all Applebee locations will donate 25 cents on all lemonade sales. Since the fundraising campaign began, Applebee locations owned and operated by Flynn Restaurant Group have raised more than $13.2 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The bank declares its income

Santa Cruz County Bank on Thursday announced unaudited results for the second quarter ended June 30. Net profit for the quarter was $6.37 million, 18% over the prior quarter and 20% or $1.08 million higher than the same quarter in 2021. All equity data for prior periods has been adjusted for stock dividends and stock splits.

“We are thrilled to reach new historic milestones for bank assets, gross loans (excluding PPP), deposits and quarterly net income,” said Santa Cruz County Bank President and CEO, Krista Snelling, in a prepared statement. “Our results reflect our focus on continued investment in our people, digital transformation and generation of new business, while expanding existing relationships through exceptional service delivery.”


The following local students were honored for their academic achievements:

• Aptos’ Huck Haun has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2022 spring semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

• Tatum Osborne, of Los Gatos, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

• Kailyn Winter of Soquel won Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar-America honors at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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