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9-to-5 Workers Take Note

Santa Cruz Mayor Ryan Coonerty, who began the one-year term last month, has set new city council meeting rules in place to “increase efficiency” of the meetings. As part of these changes, the public comment portion of the meetings, which occur two Tuesdays a month at council chambers at City Hall, has been moved from the start of the meeting (3 p.m.) to 5:30 p.m., when it will last for no more than 30 minutes and each speaker will have a strict limit of two minutes to get their point across. Coonerty says this move will help involve residents who work until 5 p.m., giving them the chance to participate in the 5:30 comment period. And if you still can’t make it, emails to the council will be accepted during the meeting. 

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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

 

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