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151 Best of Santa Cruz County GT_Staff
152 Best Shops GT_Staff
153 Best Food & Drink GT_Staff
154 Best Arts & Entertainment GT_Staff
155 Best of Health & Fitness GT_Staff
156 Best Professionals GT_Staff
157 Best of the Rest GT_Staff
158 Breaking the Silence Elizabeth Limbach
159 The Reality of Crime Joel Hersch
160 Caught in the Web Norman Solomon
161 Spring Home & Garden GT_Staff
162 Why Can’t the U.S. Move Forward? Ted Rall
163 Derby Girls Get it Done Kim Luke
164 The WOO Way Jenna Brogan
165 The 2013 Health Issue Elizabeth Limbach
166 Divine M Greg Archer
167 Girl Power Greg Archer
168 Friggin’ Joy J.D. Ramey
169 What’s Blood Got To Do With It? Jenna Brogan
170 Love In A Snap Charlie Price
171 The Future Of Farming Elizabeth Limbach
172 Kundalini Rising Damon Orion
173 A New Year Of Happy Jenna Brogan
174 Bright Ideas for 2013 Greg Archer
175 Here Comes the Sun King Damon Orion
176 Ebb & Flow Elizabeth Limbach
177 Meeting Maya Greg Archer
178 Dream Team Joel Hersch
179 Community Fund GT_Staff
180 William’s Westside Elizabeth Limbach
181 Good Egg Jenna Brogan
182 Election Guide 2012 GT_Staff
183 Shots of War Greg Archer
184 Michael Pollan Greg Archer
185 Vote for Bill Greg Archer
186 Frosty Geoffrey Dunn
187 Fall Home & Garden GT_Staff
188 What the Fash? Kim Luke
189 Please Stand By Jenna Brogan
190 The Art of Awareness Damon Orion
191 Putting the "U" Back in Tourist Kim Luke
192 Santa Cruz Was In His Heart Geoffrey Dunn
193 Quantum Fashion Greg Archer
194 The Fate of Organics Elizabeth Limbach
195 Mi Vida Loca Jenna Brogan
196 Let’s Hear it for the Girls Jenna Brogan
197 Game Face Greg Archer
198 Finding Hope in Harvest April M. Short
199 Fringe Kim Luke
200 The Boardwalk Empire Geofrey Dunn
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I Was a Teenage Deadhead

Memories of life on tour, plus the truth about that legendary Santa Cruz Acid Test


I Build a Lighted House and Therein Dwell

Wednesday, June 24, Chiron turns stationary retrograde (we turn inward) at 21.33 degrees Pisces. We usually speak of “retrograde” when referring to Mercury. But all planets retrograde. Next month in July, Venus retrogrades. What is Chiron retrograde? Chiron represents the wound within all of us. Wounds have purpose. They sensitize us; make us aware of pain and suffering. Through our wounds we develop compassion. Through compassion we become whole (holy) again. Chiron helps develop these states of consciousness. Everyone carries a wound. Everyone carries family wounds (family astrology tracks the astrological “DNA” through generations). Chiron wounds are deep within. We’re often not aware of them until Chiron retrogrades. Then the wounds (through pain, hurt, sadness, suffering) become apparent. They seem to break us open emotionally, psychologically. Painful events from the past are remembered. They are brought to the present for healing. Through experiencing, talking about and deeply feeling what is hurting us, healing takes place. We begin to understand and bring healing to others. All week, Jupiter and Venus move closer together in the sky. They meet in Leo at the full moon, Cancer solar festival, on Wednesday, July 1. The Cancer keynote is, “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.” The soul’s light has finally penetrated the “womb” of matter. The New Group of World Servers is to radiate this light. At the end of each sign are keywords to use and remember during the Chiron retrograde.


The New Tech Nexus

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


Film, Times & Events: Week of June 26

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Kickin' Chicken

Local kitchen alchemist Justin Williams is fast becoming a cult flavor master. His late-night wizardry, which began last fall delivering mainly to starving UCSC students, is catching on with taste buds beyond campus. Kickin’ Chicken delivers its spicy-sweet fried chicken and waffles to Westside residents between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. nightly. Or you can catch him and his brother and sister, Candice and Danny Mendoza, serving it up at their “Sunday Mass” at the Santa Cruz Food Lounge at 1001 Center St. in Santa Cruz. Using sous vide, a French method of cooking chicken in a water bath at a tightly controlled temperature, they then flash fry it for an amazingly crispy coat. Candice Mendoza spoke to GT about Kickin’ Chicken’s rise.


What’s a creative new approach to addressing summer beach litter?

Robotic dogs, with duct tape on their paws, that walk around picking up litter wherever they go. Joaquin Heinz, Santa Cruz, Barista


Pelican Ranch Winery

The most popular red wines found on store shelves are also those most commonly known, such as Pinot, Zinfandel and Merlot. But when you come across a more unusual varietal, like Pelican Ranch Winery’s Cinsault ($19), it opens up a whole new world. Cinsault is a grape that can tolerate heat, so it is found in countries with warmer climes such as Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, and France. It’s rare in California but grows well in places like Lodi—Silvaspoons Vineyard in this particular case—where it’s hot and dry. Often used as a blending grape, the silky Cinsault is just fine on its own.


Open Wide

Soif’s soft reboot leads to expanded menu, plus the ‘thinking woman’s ketchup’