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Wine Reviews

Byington Vineyard & Winery

Byington Vineyard & Winery

A family trip to the Gold Country in mid-October included a birthday celebration. And what better way to celebrate another trip around the sun than with a bit of bubbly? In this case Byington Vineyard & Winery’s 2013 Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé ($39).

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Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Lillian’s gets ready to expand, plus lunch at Mozaic and a garlic-growing workshop at UCSC’s Farm

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Pelican Ranch Winery

Pelican Ranch Winery

From Chile’s Casablanca valley to Capitola’s Pelican Ranch

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Goose’s Goodies

Goose’s Goodies

Family tradition turns into toffee business for Marci Prolo

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Three Stars

Three Stars

Manresa wins a third Michelin star, plus paninis in Davenport and Fried-Chicken Dinners

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Shale Canyon Wines

Shale Canyon Wines

Robust Cabernet Franc 2011 from shale-and loam-rich soil

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Uncommon Brewers

Uncommon Brewers

Their flavors may be offbeat, but Santa Cruz brewery still puts craft first

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Cookie Town

Cookie Town

Pacific Cookie Company turns 35 and a new Dim Sum restaurant in Capitola nails the wonton

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Comanche Cellars

Comanche Cellars

Saddle up for Maverick wine from Comanche Cellars

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Be Our Guest: A Taste of Santa Cruz

Be Our Guest: A Taste of Santa Cruz

Win a pair of tickets to A Taste of Santa Cruz on SantaCruz.com

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On the Run

Is there hope for California’s salmon?

 

Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey

Monday, Feb. 8, is Aquarius new moon (19 degrees) and Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey (an imaginative, intelligent and vigilant creature). Monkey is bright, quick, lively, quite naughty, clever, inquiring, sensible, and reliable. Monkey loves to help others. Often they are teachers, writers and linguists. They are very talented, like renaissance people. Leonardo Da Vinci was born in the year of Monkey. Monkey contains metal (relation to gold) and water (wisdom, danger). 2016 will be a year of finances. For a return on one’s money, invest in monkey’s ideas. Metal is related to wind (change). Therefore events in 2016 will change very quickly. We must ponder with care before making financial, business and relationship changes. Fortune’s path may not be smooth in 2016. Finances and business as usual will be challenged. Although we develop practical goals, the outcomes are different than hoped for. We must be cautious with investments and business partnership. It is most important to cultivate a balanced and harmonious daily life, seeking ways to release tension, pressure and stress to improve health and calmness. Monkey is lively, flexible, quick-witted, and versatile. Their gentle, honest, enchanting yet resourceful nature results often in everlasting love. Monkeys are freedom loving. Without freedom, Monkey becomes dull, sad and very unhappy. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the Chinese official title of Marquis (noble person) was pronounced ‘Hou,’ the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. Monkey was thereby bestowed with auspicious (favorable, fortunate) meaning. Monkey years are: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.  

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

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