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Off and Running

Off and Running

Four more candidates enter the 2014 Santa Cruz City Council race

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Crash for Carpools

Crash for Carpools

One man spins his wheels trying to bring an unsuccessful transportation program to light

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Briefs: Changing Colors, Outgrowing Home

Briefs: Changing Colors, Outgrowing Home

Changing Colors

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3-D Revolution

3-D Revolution

Two UCSC students carve a niche in the world of 3-D printing with an affordable new device

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Briefs: Just for Funds, Splash Dance

Just For Funds

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Loud and Clear

Loud and Clear

City adds new spokespeople for public outreach

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Environment

Tainted Waters

Tainted Waters

Cowell Beach bacteria levels remain hazardous while the city seeks to isolate the source

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Briefs: Square Pegged, Green Waters

Square Pegged, Green Waters

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Conservation: 2.0?

Conservation: 2.0?

A water metering network could aid the dire water situation locally-but may also spark new fears about radiation

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Roadmap to 2035

Roadmap to 2035

The county defines specific targets in its latest  Regional Transportation Plan 

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Entering Virgo

Sun entering Virgo brings a sign and element change, from Leo’s fire to Virgo’s practical earth. Food, health, grains, service and small animals are in the news and on our minds. It’s one month till autumn. Pumpkins and persimmons are ripening. Venus is in Leo. We radiate warmth; we’re generous, playful and affectionate. Everyone shows off in an ardent, passionate, warm-hearted, romantic and over-dramatic way, reflecting Leo’s fiery nature. Think of life as Shakespeare wrote: life is a play, we are its actors on the same stage together.

 

Final Cut

Cedar Street Video to close after 10 years at downtown location

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of August 22

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >

 

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Whether you live by the Vogue bible or choose to go into your day wearing what you slept in, odds are you wear clothes.
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Farm dinners at Route 1 Farms and the Homeless Garden Project expand the revolution

 

How should Santa Cruz develop downtown around the San Lorenzo River?

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Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Clowning Around With Armitage Chardonnay

Four of us headed to Brandon Armitage’s new tasting room in Aptos Village recently to try his well-made wines.