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Dining Reviews

Harvest Feasts

Harvest Feasts

The season’s last two farm-fresh dinners at Chaminade, plus a favorite new pizza flavor

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Wine Reviews

Wargin Wines

Wargin Wines

The wine world is buzzing about this Pinot Gris

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Dining Reviews

My Mom’s Mole

My Mom’s Mole

Watsonville company brings mole to the masses

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Mole of Champions

Mole of Champions

Uncovering the secrets of the art with a former winner of the Mole & Mariachi Festival cook-off

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Bolognese Craze

Bolognese Craze

Homemade Bolognese sauce from Gayle’s Bakery, plus a to-die-for Burrata dish and wine of the week

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Vixen Kitchen Gelato

Vixen Kitchen Gelato

Sundara Clark on why cashews are perfect for vegan gelato

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Wine Reviews

Clos LaChance Winery

Clos LaChance Winery

Clos LaChance Viognier is right on the money

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Wine Reviews

McIntyre Vineyards

McIntyre Vineyards

I recently met up with three friends for dinner at Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort. We chose to eat outside so we could watch the sun set over the ocean, but the Aptos fog rolled in and swallowed it up.

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Sushi Garden

Sushi Garden

Local sushi empire expands to Scotts Valley

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Sustainable Supper

Sustainable Supper

The Homeless Garden Project’s Sustain Supper series supports its award-winning programs

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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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of February 5

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Wine and Chocolate

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Teach them from the time that they’re small that it’s not an appropriate behavior. Juliet Jones, Santa Cruz, Claims Adjuster

 

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Venus Spirits

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