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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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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

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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Best Meals of 2014

Best Meals of 2014

Our critic recalls the most memorable local meals of the year

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Paradise Beach Grille

Paradise Beach Grille

Chef Scott Cater on contemporizing his already-popular menu

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The Meaning of ‘LIFE’

With a new documentary film about his work, and huge exhibits on both coasts, acclaimed Santa Cruz nature photographer Frans Lanting is having a landmark year. But his crusade for conservation doesn’t leave much time for looking back

 

Seasons of Opportunity

Everything in our world has a specific time (a season) in which to accomplish a specific work—a “season” that begins (opportunity) and ends (time’s up). I can feel the season is changing. The leaves turning colors, the air cooler, sunbeams casting shadows in different places. It feels like a seasonal change has begun in the northern hemisphere. Christmas is in four months, and 2015 is swiftly speeding by. Soon it will be autumn and time for the many Festivals of Light. Each season offers new opportunities. Then the season ends and new seasons take its place. Humanity, too, is given “seasons” of opportunity. We are in one of those opportunities now, to bring something new (Uranus) into our world, especially in the United States. Times of opportunity can be seen in the astrology chart. In the U.S. chart, Uranus (change) joins Chiron (wound/healing). This symbolizes a need to heal the wounds of humanity. Uranus offers new archetypes, new ways of doing things. The Uranus/Chiron (Aries/Pisces) message is, “The people of the U.S. are suffering. New actions are needed to bring healing and well-being to humanity. So the U.S. can fulfill its spiritual task of standing within the light and leading humanity within and toward the light.” Thursday, Aquarius Moon, Mercury enters Libra. The message, “To bring forth the new order in the world, begin with acts of Goodwill.” Goodwill produces right relations with everyone and everything. The result is a world of progressive well-being and peacefulness (which is neither passive nor the opposite of war). Saturday is the full moon, the solar light of Virgo streaming into the Earth. Our waiting now begins, for the birth of new light at winter solstice. The mother (hiding the light of the soul, the holy child), identifying the feminine principle, says, “I am the mother and the child. I, God (Father), I Matter (Mother), We are One.”

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

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