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201 Green Pages GT_Staff
202 Santa Cruz Film Festival Greg Archer
203 The Cannabis Couple J.D. RAmey
204 The 2012 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll GT_Staff
205 Best Shops GT_Staff
206 Best Food and Drink GT_Staff
207 Best Arts & Entertainment GT_Staff
208 Best Health & Fitness GT_Staff
209 Best Professionals GT_Staff
210 Best of the Rest GT_Staff
211 Marley Greg Archer
212 Occupied John Malkin
213 The Battle at the Plate Elizabeth Limbach
214 My, What a Big Whereas You Have! Kim Luke
215 The Plant Whisperer April M. Short
216 Pioneer Women Elizabeth Limbach
217 Ready to Thrive Greg Archer
218 Coffee Talk Christa Martin
219 2012 Health Issue GT_Staff
220 Finding Grace Jenna Brogan
221 Metamorphosis April M. Short
222 Dead Men Rocking Damon Orion
223 Wedding Edition April M. Short
224 Knowing the Nexties GT_Staff
225 Chris Rene Jenna Brogan
226 Music HEALS! Jenna Brogan
227 Santa’s Performance Review Sven Davis
228 Tradition for the Non-Traditional Kim Luke
229 Water Divide Elizabeth Limbach
230 The Mayors: Outgoing & Incoming Geoffrey Dunn
231 Byting the Apple James D. Houston
232 Community Fund GT_Staff
233 The Durbinator Damon Orion
234 418 Turns 18 Jenna Brogan
235 Insiders' Guide Kim Luke
236 Food & Wine GT_Staff
237 Now What? Elizabeth Limbach
238 Men in Fights Jenna Brogan
239 Screenwriting Contest Winners Christa Martin
240 Fall Home and Garden Bonanza GT_Staff
241 Transgender Odyssey Greg Archer
242 Fashmatics. Charlie Price
243 Sound of the Underground Jenna Brogan
244 Surfing Legend Miki Dora Geoffrey Dunn
245 Museum 2.0 Geoffrey Dunn
246 Learning to Love Autism Elizabeth Limbach
247 The Kids are Alright Greg Archer
248 Fall Fashion Christa Martin
249 Marin's Milestone Jenna Brogan
250 School’s Out...(forever) John Malkin
 
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Gate Openers

Up-and-coming artists like Ryan Bingham are a great reason to show up early to the Santa Cruz American Music Festival

 

Gemini Sun, Pentecost, Shavuot—Enlightenment and Gladness

As the sun enters Gemini on Sunday, sign of speaking, communication, thinking, inter-relations, writing and understanding languages, the feast days of Pentecost & Shavuot (Catholic and Jewish festivals) occur. During Pentecost’s 50 days after Easter, tongues of fire appear above the heads of the disciples, providing them with the ability to understand all languages and all feelings hidden in the minds and hearts of humanity. It’s recorded that Pentecost began with a loud noise, which happened in an upper room (signifying the mind). The Christ (World Teacher) told his disciples (after his ascension) when encountering a man at a well carrying a water pot (signs for Age of Aquarius) to follow him to an upper room. There, the Holy Spirit (Ray 3 of Divine Intelligence) would overshadow them, expand their minds, give them courage and enable them to teach throughout the world, speaking all languages and thus able to minister to the true needs of a “seeking” humanity. Pentecost (50 days, pentagram, Ray 5, Venus, concrete and scientific knowledge, the Ray of Aquarius) sounds dramatic, impressive and scary: The loud noise, a thunderous rush of wind and then “tongues of fire” above the heads of each disciple (men and women). Fire has purpose. It purifies, disintegrates, purges, transforms and liberates (frees) us from the past. This was the Holy Spirit (Ray 3, love and wisdom) being received by the disciples, so they would teach in the world and inform humanity of the Messiah (Christ), who initiated the new age (Pisces) and gave humanity the new law (adding to the 10 Commandments of the Aries Age) to Love (Ray 2) one another. Note: Gemini is also Ray 2. Shavuot is the Jewish Festival of Gladness, the First Fruits Festival celebrating the giving of the 10 Commandments to Moses as the Aries Age was initiated. Thus, we have two developmental stages here, Jewish festival of the Old Testament. Pentecost of the New Testament. We have gladness, integrating both.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Off Her Meds

Kristin Wiig runs wild—and transcends her sketch comedy roots—as a truly strange character ‘Welcome to Me’
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