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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Más Masa

Más Masa

Handmade snapper tacos at El Palomar, plus Route 1 Farms gears up for dinner series

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Mutari

Mutari

Adam Armstrong on opening Santa Cruz’s first-ever chocolate house

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Water Street Grill

Water Street Grill

YOLO gets reincarnated

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

So Long, Louie’s

So Long, Louie’s

Louie’s Cajun Kitchen & Bourbon Bar closes, plus Back Porch pop-up, and 2015 Outstanding in the Field tour

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Teresa’s Gourmet Foods

Teresa’s Gourmet Foods

New owners for Santa Cruz’s leading local salsa company

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Happy Birthday, Manny

Happy Birthday, Manny

Manuel’s turns 50, farmers market steel head pairs with Pinot, and a Birichino Malvasia

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Avenue Café

Avenue Café

Owner Salvador Diaz on Capitola Chaos and more

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Dog Days

Dog Days

41st Avenue’s favorite hot dog stand, and a Cremer House check-in

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Discreet Eats

Discreet Eats

Discretion Brewery’s menu offers inventive fair in an Old World pub atmosphere

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U.S. Meal

U.S. Meal

Owner Roger Barnes goes all-American in Live Oak

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You Are What You Post

Online personality algorithms put astrological profiles to shame, but UCSC psychologists are raising questions about sharing personal data

 

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (nine days, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus and the twelve-petaled Sun in Virgo’s petals unfold. All of us are on the burning ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the mother (Virgo), gestating for humanity once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth we were nurtured by the mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis and Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother. Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim. Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct, yet continues in her shadow until Oct. 9 (when retrograde Mercury turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. Mercury retrogrades Sept. 17. Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Girl Gone Wild

’70s SF recalled in raw, poignant ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’
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