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A Palate Refined

A Palate Refined

How Santa Cruz’s vibrant culinary scene turned me into a food and wine writer

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Booting Up

Booting Up

The founder of Santa Cruz Tech Beat looks back at the history and impact of the tech industry

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A Few UCSC Facts

A Few UCSC Facts

In honor of the university’s 50th anniversary, five odd tidbits

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We Can Rebuild You

We Can Rebuild You

A look back at how downtown Santa Cruz recovered from the 1989 earthquake

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Smells Like Team Spirit

Smells Like Team Spirit

The organizers of TEDx Santa Cruz don’t just talk about this year’s theme, ‘radical collaboration’—they live it

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North By Wild West

North By Wild West

Thousands of commuters drive by the Summit every day, but few stop to take in the full glory of Santa Cruz’s outrageous gateway

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Panel Discussion

After 39 years in business, the owner of Santa Cruz’s Atlantis Fantasyworld looks back at how comics have evolved

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Critical Mask

Critical Mask

Comics remain both relevant and marginalized  

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Best of Santa Cruz 2015

Best of Santa Cruz 2015

In 40 years of publishing, Good Times has seen a lot of “bests.”

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Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Community Life

Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Community Life

Best Community Life

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Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Shopping and Services

Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Shopping and Services

Best Shopping & Services

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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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