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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Cantine Winepub

Cantine Winepub

Aptos wine and tapas spot keeps it casual

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Ruyi Dim Sum

Ruyi Dim Sum

New Capitola spot alleviates county’s dearth of dim sum

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Destination Burger

Destination Burger

Burgers and beer now at Soif, plus new restaurant Mozaic, wine events, and marshmallow-making classes

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Pleasure is the Point

Pleasure is the Point

Süda Restaurant’s dynamic menu and lively bar scene light up the Point

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Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival

Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival

For its 16th year, the popular festival gets a massive expansion

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Sope It Forward

Sope It Forward

Rediscovering El Palomar downtown, plus growing organically with the Homeless Garden Project

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Zizzo’s

Zizzo’s

Unusual Capitola spot is coffee shop by day, wine bar by night

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Holy Cannoli

Holy Cannoli

New bakery opens in Ben Lomond, plus Randall Grahm’s quest to grow 10,000 new grape varieties, and Mexican cooking classes

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Margaritaville

Margaritaville

Popular Capitola spot gets new owner and complete makeover

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AJ’s Market

AJ’s Market

Local cult fave keeps getting bigger and better

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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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