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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Crop Bumper

Crop Bumper

UCSC hosts 20th Fall Harvest Festival, plus impressive airport eats and an Olive Festival

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

The Crepe Place

The Crepe Place

The history of a historic spot

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Bagel Love

Bagel Love

Our food writer returns from the east coast with a reinstated love for bagels

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Melinda’s

Melinda’s

New Capitola bakery takes gluten-free goods to the next level

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Wurst Case Scenario

Wurst Case Scenario

Venus Spirits releases agave spirit, Renee Shepherd on planting garlic, Sausagefest 2014, and wine harvest in full swing

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Café Carbonero

Café Carbonero

Scotts Valley gem serves healthy, wholesome food day after day

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Local cannabis bakers win award for cookies

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

In a Pickle

In a Pickle

How to save late summer in a jar, infant abalone at Avanti, and farmers market tomatoes 

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Wood Fire Woodie

Wood Fire Woodie

Scotts Valley pizzeria gets fired up the old-school way

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Lupulo: Doing It Right

Lupulo: Doing It Right

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

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Is This a Dream?

A beginner’s guide to understanding and exploring the uncanny world of lucid dreams

 

Giving and Giving, Then Giving Some More

2014 is almost over. Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Jewish Festival of Light, Hanukkah, begins. We are in our last week of Sag and last two weeks of December. Sunday, Dec. 21 is winter Solstice, as the sun enters Capricorn (3:30 p.m. for the west coast). Soon after, the Capricorn new moon occurs (5:36 p.m. for the west coast)—the last new moon of 2014. Sunday morning Uranus in Aries (revolution, revelation) is stationary direct (retro since July 22). Uranus/Aries create things new and needed to anchor the new culture and civilization (Aquarius). We will see revolutionary change in 2015. Capricorn new moon, building-the-personality seed thought, is, “Let ambition rule and let the door to initiation and freedom stand wide (open).” Capricorn is a gate—where matter returns to spirit. But the gate is unseen until the Ajna Center (third eye), Diamond Light of Direction, opens. Winter solstice is the longest day of darkness of the year. The sun’s rays resting at the Tropic of Capricorn (southern hemisphere) symbolize the Christ (soul’s) light piercing the heart of the Earth, remaining there for three days, till Holy Night (midnight Thursday morning). Then the sun’s light begins to rise. It is the birth of the new light (holy child) for the world. A deep calm and stillness pervades the world.The entire planet is revivified, re-spiritualized. All hearts beating reflect this Light. And so throughout the Earth there’s a radiant “impress” (impressions, pictures) given to humanity of the World Mother and her Child. The star Sirius (love/direction) and the constellation Virgo the mother shines above. For gift giving, give to those in need. Give and give and then give some more. This creates the new template of giving and sharing for the new world.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Stocking Stuffers

The men behind the women of the Kinsey Sicks Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet explain their own special brand of ‘dragtivism,’ and their holiday show at the Rio
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