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Santa Gets Real

Santa Gets Real

In a rare interview, pop-up artist of the year Santa Claus reveals what he really thinks of reindeer

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This Could Be Our Year

This Could Be Our Year

Get off on the good foot for 2015 with our guide to New Year’s Eve events

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Literature

The Bowers That Be

The Bowers That Be

New book recounts a buddhist pilgrimage that encountered craziness of all types—especially in Santa Cruz

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Jewel in Town

Jewel in Town

Ann Wasserman crafts jewelry from gold, silver, freshly blown glass and stingray skin

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Literature

Make It Write

Make It Write

A book lover’s guide to local authors whose work will make great gifts this season

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A&E

Be our Guest: Mike Birbiglia

Be our Guest: Mike Birbiglia

Win tickets to comedian, Mike Birbiglia's show at The Rio Theatre on Sunday

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Big Music

Big Music

Researcher Joy Reidenberg explores why and how whales sing at UCSC talk

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Comedy Underdog

Comedy Underdog

Mike Birbiglia takes stand-up beyond jokes

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Sudden Movement

Sudden Movement

Shannon Cullem-Chipman’s wild life helps her bring ‘Nutcracker’ to life

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Left Coasting

Left Coasting

Planet Cruz returns with impressive comic line-up

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Force of Nature

Santa Cruz’s Carlie Statsky brings her love of the natural world to the hyper-personal art of wedding photography

 

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

The magical time of Mercury’s retrograde cycle is here once again, until Feb. 11, and then some. The Mercury retro cycle actually lasts eight weeks when we consider its retrograde shadow, giving us six months a year for review. We know the rules of Mercury retro: Be careful with everything; cars, driving, money, resources, friends, friendships, groups, interactions, thinking, talking, communications. Avoid big purchases, important meetings and important repairs. Mercury retrograde times are for review, reassessment and rest. Our minds are overloaded from the last Mercury retro. Our minds need to assess what we’ve done since October—eliminating what is not needed, keeping what’s important, preparing for new information in the next three months (till mid-May). Mercury in Aquarius retrograde … we reinvent ourselves, seek the unusual, we don’t hide, we’re just careful. We live in two worlds; outer appearances and inner reckonings, with both sides of our brain activated. Yet, like the light of the Gemini twins, one light waxes (inner world), the other (outer realities) wanes. Like Virgo, we see what’s been overlooked—assessing, ordering and organizing information. It’s an entirely inner process. When speaking we may utter only half of the sentence. We’re in the underworld, closer to Spirit, eyes unseeing, senses alerted, re-doing things over and over till we sometimes collapse. Because we’re in other realms, we’re wobbly, make mistakes, and don’t really know what we want. It’s not a time for decisions. Not yet. It’s a time of review. And completing things. Mercury retro: integration, slowing down, resolution, rapprochement.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of January 23

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Bye Bye Benten!

Benten closing, plus Award-winning gin, a massive burrito and chocolate review

 

Trout Gulch Vineyards

Scanning the shelves of Deluxe Foods of Aptos, which carries an impressive selection of local and imported wines, I picked up a bottle of Trout Gulch Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, described as “a local favorite” by the busy market.

 

Cremer House

What’s old is cutting-edge again in Felton

 

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