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Silver Mettle

Silver Mettle

The SilverSneakers program is crusading for fitness by making it free

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Body of Secrets

Body of Secrets

Five things you didn’t know about health and the human body

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Flow Motion

Flow Motion

Why standup paddleboarding is the latest trend in yoga

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Health Screening

Health Screening

Santa Cruz wellness expert releases app to improve workplace well-being

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The Binding of Edmund McMillen

The Binding of Edmund McMillen

How a Santa Cruz designer created one of the most unlikely hits in video game history

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Polishing a Jewel

Polishing a Jewel

Meet the players behind the multi-faceted push to reshape Watsonville’s downtown   

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Youth in Re-volt

Youth in Re-volt

Santa Cruz Skateboards’ parent company NHS is part of a growing solar trend

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Two Dollars a Day

Two Dollars a Day

Can a Santa Cruz author’s 2x2 Pledge stimulate the local economy and revolutionize our food system?

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The Only Way is Up

The Only Way is Up

Upcycling makes art out of trash

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Green Healing

SH/OP turns donated organic produce into a community mission

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The Boards Are Back in Town

The Boards Are Back in Town

More than a century after a famed trio of Hawaiian princes first surfed in Santa Cruz, their redwood olo surfboards are returning to the Museum of Art & History

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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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of September 4

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Sushi Garden

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Do you overshare online?

I don’t think so. I just post things about my life, like successful things. Sometimes I just like sharing different news that I find interesting, or favorite artists, clothes, music. I like to post photos. Natalia Delgado, Santa Cruz, Server

 

McIntyre Vineyards

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Sustainable Supper

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