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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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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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Sweet Truth

Sweet Truth

Buttercup is gourmet cupcake heaven, Kelly’s ‘Kalifornia’ muffin has a little something extra

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Hophead

Hophead

New Scotts Valley spot’s owner on the joy of cooking with beer

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Sunny’s Catering

Sunny’s Catering

Sunny Stickel on lessons learned abroad

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A Spicy New Year

A Spicy New Year

Culinary classes make Mexican easy, plus a Grüner Veltliner that’s blowing our minds

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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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