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UCSC Arboretum in the Green

UCSC Arboretum in the GreenTHE SLUG REPORT > After a year and a half of budget cuts and layoffs, the sun is starting to shine again on UC Santa Cruz’s Arboretum. A $127,000 donation from the estate of former Navy officer Dudley Green in honor of his parents, Hugh and Edna Green, will be used to start a new endowment.
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SmartMeter Protests Heat Up

SmartMeter Protests Heat Up

FRESH DIRT > Local group demonstrates against SmartMeters in Santa Cruz County

On Friday, July 10 roughly 16 protesters gathered for an early morning rally against SmartMeters being installed in Santa Cruz County in front of a private corporate yard on 38th Avenue and Portola Drive. The yard harbored numerous Wellington trucks used to install the meters. StopSmartMeters! has been active for more than a year now and, in light of the recent installations that violate the county ordinance against SmartMeters, have stepped up their efforts.

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Logging on to Make a Difference

Logging on to Make a Difference

SLUG REPORT > Websites like Facebook and Twitter have become a part of daily life for many people—social media is used to connect with others, document lives, and arrange social calendars. But UC Santa Cruz film and digital media associate professor Warren Sack is joining forces with two professors from UC Berkeley to see if social media can be used for more than just tagging and poking.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

FRESH DIRT > Fourth of July, Santa Cruz style

Monday’s Fourth of July celebrations could be heard throughout the streets of Santa Cruz as firecrackers banged and boomed all day. Barbecue, music, and traffic also defined the day as locals and tourists attempted to make their way around town to parties, beaches, or the boardwalk. The Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD), too, remained busy as they responded to calls and maintained order throughout the city.

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Land of the Trashy

Land of the Trashy

FRESH DIRT > Hundreds participate in post-Independence Day beach clean up

Fourth of July: a day for barbeques, swimming, fireworks—and pollution.

Save Our Shores, a Santa Cruz nonprofit dedicated to caring for the ocean, reported that a total of 1,657 pounds of pollution was left on 11 different beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties yesterday. Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz was in the worst condition of them all.

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Caught in the Act

Acting off of tips from neighboring residents, the Santa Cruz Police Department Street Crimes Unit obtained a marijuana cultivation search warrant and searched Good Guys Diesel and Bio-Mechanics on Thursday, June 30. Inside they found a “full-scale, illegal marijuana cultivation operation,” and confiscated 100 marijuana plants and 20 pounds of harvested ganja. They believe the space had the potential for a much larger operation and that they caught the growers in mid-harvest. In a June 30 press release, the SCPD reported that officers were still looking for the business owner and plan to investigate the business’ financial records.

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City Goes Retro with New Trolley

City Goes Retro with New Trolley

FRESH DIRT > A new way to travel between downtown and the beach

The City of Santa Cruz has recently adopted a new member into its public transportation family: a 1930’s-style replica trolley. It is hard for people to miss if they are anywhere between the classic Del Mar Theater and the Wharf, because it is the only vehicle of its kind in town. Sporting a green exterior with real wood trim, this classic ride is starting to transport locals and tourists around in style to the key destinations in town.
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Watch Where You Drive

If you’re heading to the beach this Fourth of July, take note of the following restrictions being put in place by the Santa Cruz Police Department: vehicular access to the Seabright area will be cut off for non-residents and patrons of Chardonnay Sailing Charters and Aldo’s Restaurant between 7 p.m. and midnight (bicycle and pedestrian access will remain unrestricted). The Murray Street Bridge will be closed between Seabright and 7th avenues; all roads south of East Cliff Drive between Buena Vista Avenue and the Yacht Harbor will be closed; as will Eastbound East Cliff Drive at Ocean Street. You can also expect detours on Southbound Ocean Street, Eastbound San Lorenzo Boulevard, Southbound Buena Vista Avenue, Southbound Seabright Avenue and Westbound Hiawatha.

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Mr. Dooniverse

Mr. Dooniverse

Randall Grahm has been busy building wine culture in Santa Cruz ever since he founded Bonny Doon Vineyard in 1983, in which time he has pioneered Rhone blends, popularized funky, irreverent label designs, and “made the world safe for screw tops” on nice wines. It was for these reasons and oh-so-many more that, just last week, the California Travel Association named Bonny Doon the 2011 Winery of the Year. I recently sat down with Grahm over a glass of freshly bottled Le Cigare Volant (their flagship wine, for those of you who have yet to enter The Dooniverse) to discuss everything from biochar (he swears “it’ll save the world”) to the new wine scene on Santa Cruz’s Westside. Pour yourself a glass, read on, and enjoy.

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FEMA Relief Denial Hits Close To Home

FEMA Relief Denial Hits Close To Home

The damages suffered by Santa Cruz County as a result of the heavy storming and flooding this past March have yet to be funded and alleviated. A lack of reserve funds and a whopping $1.5 million in damages for Capitola alone and upwards of $17 million countywide have left our region, and other affected areas in California, seeking federal aid.

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Watch List

From Google to the government to data brokers, why your privacy is now a thing of the past

 

A Different Revolution

Aries Moon late Wednesday and Thursday. We think new thoughts and initiate new ideas. Sun in Virgo with Saturn in Scorpio help disciples to create orderly structures to anchor and bring forth new ideas. Stabilizing Taurus moon Friday and Saturday. We anchor new ideas into form and matter, like seeds planted in the soil. We tend them, waiting for green shoots to emerge. Like the gestating Virgo Sun Madonna, awaiting the birth of the holy child, the Soul, the new light at winter solstice. Mercury and Chiron converse about what hurts and what heals.Saturday is a complex day with Mercury (communication), Mars (action!) and Uranus (revolution). Mercury in Libra is opposite Uranus in Aries. Oppositions (recognizing something new appearing over there somewhere) eventually synthesize. Mercury in Libra calls for Right Action and Right Relations, especially with money. Uranus in Aries—the revolution this time must be different.  Also on Saturday, Mars enters Sagittarius. Where are we going, what are our goals, where’s justice, where’s the mountain, do we have good shoes? Sunday Venus trines Pluto—in-depth assessment of money, values and resources. Gemini moon Monday; we talk a lot, tending to tasks in gardens and neighborhoods. Cancer Moon Tuesday and Wednesday; we nurture and nourish. The stars and planets remind us.Note: William Meader, esoteric author & international teacher, will be speaking on “The Soul of Humanity Evolving Through Crisis” at Meditation Mount, 7pm, Friday, Sept. 12.

 

Final Cut

Cedar Street Video to close after 10 years at downtown location

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of September 12

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Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Soquel’s Pinot Winner

When you taste Soquel Vineyards’ extraordinary 2012 Partners’ Reserve Pinot Noir, you will know why it won a Double Gold in June at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition.