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Master Gardeners Home Gardening "Boot Camp" June 15
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Do you want to learn more about home gardening? The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners (MBMG) offer a fun and educational day of classes for all levels of home gardener, taught by expert instructors from UC, Cabrillo, the Master Gardener Program, and more. Advance registration required at: mbmg.org/participate/mbmg-boot-camp. Keynote address, choose your track of four classes, lunch available, fundraising raffle and silent auction.
Location : Cabrillo Horticulture Center, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA
Contact : Denise Weatherwax This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Aries Solar Festival

Sunday is Palm Sunday. Symbolizing victory and triumph, paradise, sacrifice and martyrdom, the Pisces World Teacher entered Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (signifying humility).

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

Animal Magnetism

Bear, mouse dare to be friends in charming ‘Ernest and Celestine’ It’s not exactly Romeo and Juliet. It’s not even a romance, although it is a love story about two individuals separated by prejudice who find the courage to form an unshakable bond despite the rules and traditions that keep them apart.

 

Printer's Devil

Iconic editor Buz Bezore, who died last month at the age of 68, left a huge mark on Santa Cruz journalism   Eventually, it’s all a blur. You live long enough, and maybe a little too hard at times, so that when you hit the rewind button of faded memory, it moves so fast that you can hardly sort and gather the details. One scene skips to the next, and to the next, without proper editing or sequencing. Chronologies get distorted. Which came first: stealing the chickens or coloring the eggs?
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