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Santa Cruz Roots for Giants Fan

Support has been pouring in for Bryan Stow, the Santa Cruz resident and Giants fan who was violently attacked by two Dodgers fans at the March 31 season opener at Dodger Stadium. As of press time, Stow, a paramedic and father of two, is in a medically induced coma at at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center due to suffering many kicks to the head. Multiple fundraising and donation efforts have been made by local Santa Cruz businesses, as well as by Dodgers Stadium (which raised $60,000 for Stow on Monday, April 11), the Giants Ball Club (which raised $10,000) and more. A total of $200,000 has been raised for Stow so far, according to the L.A. Times. Donations made to the Bryan Stow Fund will help assist with medical bills and his family’s expenses while they stay with him in Los Angeles. Checks should be made payable to the Bryan Stow Fund and donations by mail can be sent to: Bryan Stow Fund, SF Police Credit Union, C/O San Mateo Branch, 1495 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402. For more information, visit

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Mercury Direct in Libra, Columbus Day, Libra New Moon

Mercury completes its retrograde Friday, poised stationary direct Friday evening at zero degrees Libra. Mercury begins its journey through Libra once again, completing its retrograde shadow Oct. 12. Things should be a bit less complicated by then. Daily life works better, plans move forward, large purchases can be made, and communication eases. Everything on hold during the retrograde is slowly released. Since we eliminated all thoughts and ideas no longer needed (the purpose of Mercury’s retrograde) during the retrograde, we can now gather new information—until the next retrograde occurs on Jan. 5, 2016 (1.3 degrees Aquarius), retrograding back to 15 degrees Capricorn on Jan. 25. It’s good to know beforehand when Mercury will retrograde next—Jan. 5, the day before Epiphany. On Monday is Columbus Day, when the sailor from Genoa arrived in the new lands (Americas), Oct. 12, 1492. This discovery by Columbus was the first encounter of Europeans with Native Americans. Other names for this day are “Discovery Day, Day of the Americas, Cultural Diversity Day, Indigenous People’s Day, and Dia de la Raza.” Italian communities especially celebrate this day. Oct. 12 is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Monday is also the (19 degrees) Libra new moon festival. Libra’s keynote while building the personality is, “Let choice be made.” Libra is the sign of making life choices. Often under great tension of opposing forces seeking harmony and balance. There is a battle between our lower (personality) and higher selves (soul). We are tested and called to cultivate right judgment and love. When we align with the will-to-good, right choice, then right judgment and love/wisdom come forth. Our tasks in Libra. 


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