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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Lupulo: Doing It Right

Lupulo: Doing It Right

Beer worship, great food and a secret weapon at new hops spot

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Dining for a Cause

Dining for a Cause

Chef’s Dinner, Live Earth Farm Dinner and Gourmet Grazing on the Green

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Foodie File: Sumano's Bakery

Foodie File: Sumano's Bakery

Local favorite, famous for their sourdough, is expanding 

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Himalayan Kitchen

Himalayan Kitchen

Chef Purna Regmi on the secrets of Nepalese cooking

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Outdoor Feasts

Outdoor Feasts

The next Mole and Mariachi Festival, Grazing on the Green and a review of Route 1 Farms last dinner

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Foodie File: Beer Thirty

Foodie File: Beer Thirty

Cups runneth over at Soquel’s new beer garden

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Locavores Only

Locavores Only

Farm dinners at Route 1 Farms and the Homeless Garden Project expand the revolution

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Foodie File: Kauboi

Foodie File: Kauboi

Japanese-Western themed unites sushi with whiskey and beefgrill

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Thirstysomething

Thirstysomething

Soif celebrates its birthday with a new twist, Sean Venus releases blue agave spirit, and summer wines

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Summer Snacks

Summer Snacks

Top three snack bars, guilty pleasures at Soif, Santa Cruz Beer Week, and a Pop-Up breakfast

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Making Dreams

Coen brothers salute vintage Hollywood in sly comedy ‘Hail, Caesar!’
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