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151 Quantum Fashion Greg Archer
152 The Fate of Organics Elizabeth Limbach
153 Mi Vida Loca Jenna Brogan
154 Let’s Hear it for the Girls Jenna Brogan
155 Game Face Greg Archer
156 Finding Hope in Harvest April M. Short
157 Fringe Kim Luke
158 The Boardwalk Empire Geofrey Dunn
159 The Marvels Around Us Geoffrey Dunn
160 Jonathan Franzen Greg Archer
161 Beyond Black Rock City Elizabeth Limbach
162 Top Chef Jenna Brogan
163 Summering Kim Luke
164 Green Pages GT_Staff
165 Santa Cruz Film Festival Greg Archer
166 The Cannabis Couple J.D. RAmey
167 The 2012 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll GT_Staff
168 Best Shops GT_Staff
169 Best Food and Drink GT_Staff
170 Best Arts & Entertainment GT_Staff
171 Best Health & Fitness GT_Staff
172 Best Professionals GT_Staff
173 Best of the Rest GT_Staff
174 Marley Greg Archer
175 Occupied John Malkin
176 The Battle at the Plate Elizabeth Limbach
177 My, What a Big Whereas You Have! Kim Luke
178 The Plant Whisperer April M. Short
179 Pioneer Women Elizabeth Limbach
180 Ready to Thrive Greg Archer
181 Coffee Talk Christa Martin
182 2012 Health Issue GT_Staff
183 Finding Grace Jenna Brogan
184 Metamorphosis April M. Short
185 Dead Men Rocking Damon Orion
186 Wedding Edition April M. Short
187 Knowing the Nexties GT_Staff
188 Chris Rene Jenna Brogan
189 Music HEALS! Jenna Brogan
190 Santa’s Performance Review Sven Davis
191 Tradition for the Non-Traditional Kim Luke
192 Water Divide Elizabeth Limbach
193 The Mayors: Outgoing & Incoming Geoffrey Dunn
194 Byting the Apple James D. Houston
195 Community Fund GT_Staff
196 The Durbinator Damon Orion
197 418 Turns 18 Jenna Brogan
198 Insiders' Guide Kim Luke
199 Food & Wine GT_Staff
200 Now What? Elizabeth Limbach
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Crop Circles

How the confusion over GMOs is undermining the organic movement


Week of Festivals: Full Moon, Lantern Festival, Purim, Holi

It is a week of many different festivals along with a full moon, all occurring simultaneously. Thursday Chinese New Year celebrations end with the Lantern Festival (at full moon). Thursday is also the Pisces Solar festival (full moon), Purim (Jewish Festival) and Holi (Hindu New Year Festival). Sunday, March 8, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. The festival of Purim celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the cruel Haman (a magistrate) seeking to destroy them. Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly Jewish, saved her people from death. The sweet cookie hamentaschen celebrates this festival. Friday, March 6, is Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival celebrated after the March full moon. Bonfires are lit the night before, warding off evil. Holi, the Festival of Colors, is the most colorful festival in the world. It is also the Festival of Love—of Radha for Krishna (the blue-colored God). It is a spring festival with singing, dancing, carnivals, food and bhang, a drink made of cannabis leaves. Holi signifies good over evil, ridding oneself of past errors, ending conflicts through rapprochement (returning to each other). It is a day of forgiveness, including debts. Holi also marks the beginning of New Year. At the Pisces Solar festival we recite the seed thought, “We leave the Father’s home and, turning back, we save.” Great Teachers remain on Earth until all of humanity is enlightened. The New Group of World Servers is called to this task and sacrifice. Sacrifice (from the heart) is the first Law of the Soul, the heart of which is Love. This sacrifice saves the world.


The New Tech Nexus

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


Don’t Tell a Soul

The Secret Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary
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