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Find Your Match Online

Sorry, eager singles, we’re not talking about a dating website. We’re talking about Urban Garden Share (urbangardenshare.org), a dating site-inspired web portal where people who love to garden but lack the space and/or means can find the yard-owner of their dreams. (And vice versa: people with a nice, sunny plot of land but no desire to garden can find someone willing to come turn that dirt into delicious edibles.) It’s a perfect example of 21st century lifestyle symbiosis. The site started in Seattle and has since expanded to service seven U.S. cities, including Santa Cruz. The pickings are still slim, but with urban gardening booming from a green trend to a mainstream way of life, the Santa Cruz chapter is sure to take off.  

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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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