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Foodie File: Maharaja

Foodie File: Maharaja

Chef Didar Singh on Royal Taj’s reincarnation as Maharaja

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Worth Her Salt

Worth Her Salt

Emily Freed’s sensuous salts, plus spirits and salmon

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Time is Ripe

Time is Ripe

Local fruit harvests hit markets, Storrs Winery celebrates ‘Best White’, and a salt fix from heaven

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Festival de Nopal

Festival de Nopal

Could cactus be the food (and energy) of the future?

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Posted

Posted

Desserts at Seabright’s La Posta, a pop-up breakfast, local ethnic cuisine, and a long-lost varietal 

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Foodie File: Thai Heart

Foodie File: Thai Heart

Classic Thai dishes are boldly-spiced and cooked to order

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Shake Down

Shake Down

Wine and soul music, local menu highlights, brewery wins and ice cream for Aptos 

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3 of a Kind

3 of a Kind

Kate Appel's offbeat sodas quench thirst without the guilt

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Roux Dat

Roux Dat

Capitola gets a taste of Cajun and Creole cuisine

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In a Jam

In a Jam

Shopping to support Friend in Cheeses, sushi cravings and Chaminade’s Farm to Table series

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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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