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Wine Reviews

Odonata Wines

Odonata Wines

Easter is coming up this weekend, the perfect excuse to treat yourself and your loved ones to a little bit of bubbly with Easter brunch—and a special bubbly at that.

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Ella’s at the Airport

Ella’s at the Airport

Tiffany Ella King on her new fine dining restaurant in Watsonville

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Spring Spirits

Spring Spirits

Sean Venus’ gin straight up, remembering Rosa’s and a tasting of Hungarian wines

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Front Street Kitchen

Front Street Kitchen

Pop-up spot attracts paleo crowd with locally sourced low-carb meals

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Martin Ranch Winery

Martin Ranch Winery

Muscat 2012

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Persian New Year

Persian New Year

India Joze gears up for the Persian New year

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La Gioconda

La Gioconda

Authentic Northern Italian in Soquel, plus a dessert and a pastry to melt hearts

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Jason-Stephens Winery

Jason-Stephens Winery

Deluxe Foods of Aptos has a splendid selection of local wines.

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Más Masa

Más Masa

Handmade snapper tacos at El Palomar, plus Route 1 Farms gears up for dinner series

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Mutari

Mutari

Adam Armstrong on opening Santa Cruz’s first-ever chocolate house

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Smells Like Team Spirit

The organizers of TEDx Santa Cruz don’t just talk about this year’s theme, ‘radical collaboration’—they live it

 

Pluto Retrograde, Aries New Moon, Lyrid Meteor Showers

As the Lyrid meteors, radiating from the star Vega in the Harp constellation, begin showering heaven and earth with light, Pluto, planet of transformation (or die) turns stationary retrograde (Thursday, April 16), 15 degrees Capricorn. Retrogrades have purpose, allowing humanity time to review, reassess, research and reinvent while returning to previous situations. Retrogrades are times of inner activity, seeds sown in bio-dynamically prepared soil. Pluto retrograde is the most serious and resolute of retrogrades—a pure tincture, or, as in homeopathy, a “constitutional” touching the essences of all that matters. Pluto offers deep insight into confusion or puzzlement and areas where transformation is still incomplete. It’s valuable to have one’s astrology chart to follow what area of life the major planets— especially Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto—are influencing. These outer planets have long-term and lasting effects on our psyche, inner/outer life events, how people see us and how we see and process our world. Pluto, retrograde for five months (until Sept. 24) offers deep earthquakes of change, awakens humanity to the task of building (Capricorn) the new culture and civilization, flailing our inner world about, deepening us until we transform and do things differently. Pluto is an unrelenting teacher. New moon (29 Aries) is Saturday, April 18. With the personality-building keynote, “Let form again be sought.” Mars anchors the new creative fires of Aries into our world. The New Group of World Servers participates together in the new moon festival, while also preparing for the Taurus Wesak, Buddha Full Moon Festival (May 3). Join us everyone.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of April 17

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New Bohemian Brewery

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