The little village of Capitola is ranked high among my favorite coastal towns in California. Known widely for its free 'Jazz on The Beach' concert series each summer.
Here stands the storied 'Theater Capitola' where the community could take in a wide assortment of classic films - almost all of them in Black & White. They also presented live theater here. The shows were always excellent and very affordable.
But the wrecking ball seems to be its next scheduled show. A developer is set to build some beach housing. And I am sad.
A culture that yields its art to unholy capitalism is no culture at all. We have money in this land but slowly - our soul is diminished in the name of 'free enterprise'. California is worse than bankrupt and seems powerless to stop the looming wholesale cuts in social services, health, public safety, and of course - the arts.
Another small Fourth-of-July preview look our little theater - tomorrow.
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