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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Avenue Café

Avenue Café

Owner Salvador Diaz on Capitola Chaos and more

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Dog Days

Dog Days

41st Avenue’s favorite hot dog stand, and a Cremer House check-in

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Discreet Eats

Discreet Eats

Discretion Brewery’s menu offers inventive fair in an Old World pub atmosphere

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

U.S. Meal

U.S. Meal

Owner Roger Barnes goes all-American in Live Oak

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Getting Juiced

Getting Juiced

The cold-pressed juice craze, plus fennel gelato and other local tidbits

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

The Hideout

The Hideout

Found in Aptos: refined comfort food in a historic sport

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Jeffrey’s Restaurant

Jeffrey’s Restaurant

Why quick and friendly service matters at a local diner.

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Striking Gold

Striking Gold

A taste of Soquel Vineyards’ five gold medal-winning Pinots

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Bye Bye Benten!

Bye Bye Benten!

Benten closing, plus Award-winning gin, a massive burrito and chocolate review

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Cremer House

Cremer House

What’s old is cutting-edge again in Felton

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Best of Santa Cruz 2015

In 40 years of publishing, Good Times has seen a lot of “bests.”

 

Spring Triangle: Three Spring Festivals—Aries, Taurus, Gemini

The Spring signs Aries, Taurus and Gemini constitute a triangle of force that sets the template for the nine signs that follow and the template for the entire year (Spring 2015 - Spring 2016) ahead. Aries initiates new ideas, Taurus stabilizes the new thinking of Aries and Gemini takes the initiating stabilized ideas of Aries/Taurus and disperses them to all of humanity. It is in this way that humanity learns new things, with the help of Mercury, the messenger. As Spring unfolds, three elements emerge: the Fire of Aries (initiating new ideas), the Earth of Taurus (anchoring the ideas of God through Mercury) and the Air of communicating Gemini. These three signs/elements are the Three Spring Festivals. They are the “triangle of force” forming the template (patterns) of energy for the upcoming new year. After these three we then have the soothing, calming, warming, nurturing and tending waters of the mother (Cancer). Cancer initiates our next season under the hot suns of summer. Planets, stars and signs create the Temple of Light directing humanity towards all things new. March 29 is Palm Sunday, when the Christ, World Teacher, was led into Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (humility). Palms waving above His head, signified recognition of the Christ’s divinity. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before the Easter (Resurrection Festival). Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, the week of capture, imprisonment, passion, sacrifice, crucifixion, death and resurrection of the christ. All events in the Christ’s life represent events (initiations) that humanity experiences through many lifetimes. We turn our attention to these holy events this week. Their concepts portray and reveal to us greater spiritual understanding. Then, Aries, the “light of life itself” shines through us.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Editor's Picks

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