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Oct 08th
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Business and Editorial Positions

Professional journalists interested in freelancing for Good Times should send a resume, three writing samples and a brief cover letter to Steve Palopoli at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Applying freelancers must:
-Live in the Santa Cruz County area
-Have extensive knowledge of local happenings and issues
-Be an AP Style whiz
-Have prior experience as a published news reporter
-Be an excellent and reliable communicator who never misses a deadline
-Have an eye for angles, a commitment to accuracy, and a unique, clean and engaging writing style
Ability to pitch great stories is a plus.

Good Times offers editorial internships on a rolling basis. To inquire about openings or to submit your application (which we will keep on file if we are not currently hiring), please refer to the following information.
Applying journalism interns must be able to receive some form of school credit for the internship. Candidates should be self-motivated, creative and reliable writers interested in a career in journalism. Journalism experience is preferred, but applicants whose writing rivals that of more experienced candidates will be considered. Other necessary qualities include the ability to meet deadlines, steadfast accuracy, AP Style knowledge and excellent communication skills. Internships require eight hours per week for three to four months, and include blogging for the website, penning articles for the paper and special issues, and assisting the editors in various ways.
Interested? For news and features internships, email your resume, three writing samples and a brief cover letter to Steve Palopoli at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For web internships, email your resume and a brief cover letter to Web Editor Roseann Hernandez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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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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