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What makes you proud to be American?

lt scottI'm proud that I have the freedom to do what I please—surf when I want to surf, work when I want to work.
Scott Liess
Santa Cruz | Plumber


lt paul
Intellectual freedom.
Paul Koch
Santa Cruz | Professor



lt mark

I'm proud to be an American when I realize that this country is based on freedom of speech and many of the other freedoms that we often take for granted. I'm also proud to be a member of the ACLU, and to defend those rights that have recently come under pressure lately—fear of terrorism. I'm proud to spread the word that not all Americans are wanting a government that's intrusive.
Mark Michel
Santa Cruz | Bike Mechanic



lt  anthony
Probably the fact that we feel entitled to have really strong opinions on things we know nothing about. It's pretty fun.
Anthony Carlson
Santa Cruz | Sales



lt robin
What makes me proud to be an American is the solidarity among all people that shows in times of adversity.
Robin Visio
Santa Barbara | Choreographer

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Cardinal Grand Cross in the Sky

Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial of the Pisces World Teacher) and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Festival), from April 19 to the 23, the long-awaited and discussed Cardinal Cross of Change appears in the sky, composed of Cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn, with planets (13-14 degrees) Uranus (in Aries), Jupiter (in Cancer), Mars (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn), an actual geometrical square or cross configuration. Cardinal signs mark the seasons of change, initiating new realities.

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of April 17

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >

 

Growing Hope

Campos Seguros combats sexual assault in the Watsonville farmworker community Farm work was a way of life for Rocio Camargo, who grew up in Watsonville as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Her parents met while working the fields 30 years ago, and her father went on to run Fuentes Berry Farms.
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