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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Round About Now

Round About Now

The glory of persimmons, plus Ivéta scone mix and lunch at Assembly

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Ashby Confections

Ashby Confections

Local chocolate maker talks chocolate and self control

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Pie Fidelity

Pie Fidelity

A little Thanksgiving help, plus sip and shop locally at the Art, Wine and Gift Bazaar

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Chef Santos Majano talks beer-friendly food at Discretion Brewery

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Jalapenos Taqueria

Jalapenos Taqueria

Owning a burrito joint isn’t all fun and games

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

All Hail Kale

All Hail Kale

A nuanced kale salad recipe, holiday wine pairings, and local finalists in the 2015 Good Food Awards

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

The Week That Was

The Week That Was

Looking back at Restaurant Week with Gabriella Cafe, plus autumn lunch at Avanti and more

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Midtown Café

Midtown Café

Ever wondered where Santa Cruz’s Midtown really is?

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Back Nine Grill & Bar

Back Nine Grill & Bar

The secrets of remodeling and juicy steak

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Turning Point

Turning Point

New revolving restaurant on the wharf, plus Cafe Ivéta and the last great Jack cheese

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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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