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War on Bacteria

War on Bacteria

UCSC partners with local nonprofit to find plant-based solution to a deadly superbug

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Mind & Body

Sugar Fix

Sugar Fix

When it comes to sugar, our brains are wired to want more

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Mind & Body

Gut Instinct

Gut Instinct

Science is confirming many of the beliefs about digestion that ayurveda has made for centuries

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Mind & Body

Love Litmus

Love Litmus

Relationship role models share tools for fostering a healthy, vibrant relationship

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Mind & Body

Beauty Mark

Beauty Mark

Local company She.Is.Beautiful works to empower women with races and Self Transformation Day.

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Mind & Body

How Mushrooms Heal

How Mushrooms Heal

A Fungus Fair expert explains which mushrooms have medicinal properties, and why.

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Growing Gains

Growing Gains

Getting older is scary sometimes, but aging can mean growing happier, too

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Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

The painful process of coping with the loss of a pet

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OM Improvement

OM Improvement

Can Orgasmic Meditation make us happier, healthier and more connected?

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Hands Out

Hands Out

Project Homeless Connect offers services that fill a need beyond hunger

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Best of Santa Cruz 2015

In 40 years of publishing, Good Times has seen a lot of “bests.”

 

Spring Triangle: Three Spring Festivals—Aries, Taurus, Gemini

The Spring signs Aries, Taurus and Gemini constitute a triangle of force that sets the template for the nine signs that follow and the template for the entire year (Spring 2015 - Spring 2016) ahead. Aries initiates new ideas, Taurus stabilizes the new thinking of Aries and Gemini takes the initiating stabilized ideas of Aries/Taurus and disperses them to all of humanity. It is in this way that humanity learns new things, with the help of Mercury, the messenger. As Spring unfolds, three elements emerge: the Fire of Aries (initiating new ideas), the Earth of Taurus (anchoring the ideas of God through Mercury) and the Air of communicating Gemini. These three signs/elements are the Three Spring Festivals. They are the “triangle of force” forming the template (patterns) of energy for the upcoming new year. After these three we then have the soothing, calming, warming, nurturing and tending waters of the mother (Cancer). Cancer initiates our next season under the hot suns of summer. Planets, stars and signs create the Temple of Light directing humanity towards all things new. March 29 is Palm Sunday, when the Christ, World Teacher, was led into Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (humility). Palms waving above His head, signified recognition of the Christ’s divinity. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before the Easter (Resurrection Festival). Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, the week of capture, imprisonment, passion, sacrifice, crucifixion, death and resurrection of the christ. All events in the Christ’s life represent events (initiations) that humanity experiences through many lifetimes. We turn our attention to these holy events this week. Their concepts portray and reveal to us greater spiritual understanding. Then, Aries, the “light of life itself” shines through us.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Best of Santa Cruz 2015 Editor's Picks

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Spring Spirits

Sean Venus’ gin straight up, remembering Rosa’s and a tasting of Hungarian wines

 

What’s your favorite most recent outdoor discovery in Santa Cruz?

A hike that’s across from Waddell Beach. I didn’t realize you could go across the highway and do a super simple loop, and it’s beautiful. You can see the coastline. Liz Porter, Santa Cruz, Community Outreach

 

Martin Ranch Winery

Muscat 2012

 

Front Street Kitchen

Pop-up spot attracts paleo crowd with locally sourced low-carb meals