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Oct 24th
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Round We Go

The City of Santa Cruz received sufficient federal and local funding to commission the construction of the downtown beach area’s first-ever modern roundabout. The roundabout, which is being constructed at the Pacific Avenue/Center Street intersection, is anticipated to improve accessibility to Downtown Santa Cruz and its adjacent beach. Construction commenced the week of Oct. 25 and should be completed by Spring 2011. If all goes according to plan, another Pacific Street intersection (Pacific Avenue at Beach Street) will also be revamped with a roundabout in fall 2011.

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Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

A huge part of Santa Cruz Restaurant Week has always been about offering a great dining experience for an affordable price. For some locals, the $25 flat-rate cost has provided the opportunity (or the excuse!) to try new spots, and indulge in Santa Cruz fine dining in a way they might have thought too pricey before.

 

Scorpio Sun, New Moon Eclipse, Mercury Direct

The Sun enters Scorpio’s mysteries Thursday under a new moon and partial solar eclipse (something essential has come to an end, its purpose completed). In Scorpio we harbor secrets, are devoted to something deep, dark and hidden. Sometimes it’s ourselves. We can bring great suspect to our assessment of others. Scorpio is the scorpion, the serpent and the eagle—three levels of development. As the serpent we take shelter in our beliefs. Sometimes we bite (or sting). The eagle vanquishes old beliefs through its sharp intellect, soaring high in the air, seeking to understand through perspective. Understanding releases us from the bondage of fear. The eagle is like the mother soothing feelings of mistrust, offering protection. Knowledge does this, too.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Light Humor

College comedy questions a post-racial America in ‘Dear White People’
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