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Sea Star Die-off Baffles Scientists

Sea Star Die-off Baffles Scientists

Stars of Santa Cruz ocean go missing

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Close to Coast

Close to Coast

Incoming District 3 Supe Ryan Coonerty on North County’s future

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Ground Swell

Ground Swell

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News Briefs: Spot Me, Cosmic Slug

News Briefs: Spot Me, Cosmic Slug

SPOT ME

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Environment

Down River

Down River

Experts weigh flood concerns with coho salmon and steelhead habitat

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Briefs: Rain Gauge, Guard Changing

Briefs: Rain Gauge, Guard Changing

RAIN GAUGE

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Cuffs Off

Cuffs Off

Resentencing to begin for some of the state’s non-violent offenders

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Report Card

Report Card

New report finds both positive and negative social and economic trends in the county

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Here a Jingle

Here a Jingle

Randy Clayton brings horses back for a holiday ride

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Briefs: Stealing Christmas, Reading In, Craft a Victory

STEALING CHRISTMAS

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Force of Nature

Santa Cruz’s Carlie Statsky brings her love of the natural world to the hyper-personal art of wedding photography

 

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

The magical time of Mercury’s retrograde cycle is here once again, until Feb. 11, and then some. The Mercury retro cycle actually lasts eight weeks when we consider its retrograde shadow, giving us six months a year for review. We know the rules of Mercury retro: Be careful with everything; cars, driving, money, resources, friends, friendships, groups, interactions, thinking, talking, communications. Avoid big purchases, important meetings and important repairs. Mercury retrograde times are for review, reassessment and rest. Our minds are overloaded from the last Mercury retro. Our minds need to assess what we’ve done since October—eliminating what is not needed, keeping what’s important, preparing for new information in the next three months (till mid-May). Mercury in Aquarius retrograde … we reinvent ourselves, seek the unusual, we don’t hide, we’re just careful. We live in two worlds; outer appearances and inner reckonings, with both sides of our brain activated. Yet, like the light of the Gemini twins, one light waxes (inner world), the other (outer realities) wanes. Like Virgo, we see what’s been overlooked—assessing, ordering and organizing information. It’s an entirely inner process. When speaking we may utter only half of the sentence. We’re in the underworld, closer to Spirit, eyes unseeing, senses alerted, re-doing things over and over till we sometimes collapse. Because we’re in other realms, we’re wobbly, make mistakes, and don’t really know what we want. It’s not a time for decisions. Not yet. It’s a time of review. And completing things. Mercury retro: integration, slowing down, resolution, rapprochement.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of January 23

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Bye Bye Benten!

Benten closing, plus Award-winning gin, a massive burrito and chocolate review

 

Trout Gulch Vineyards

Scanning the shelves of Deluxe Foods of Aptos, which carries an impressive selection of local and imported wines, I picked up a bottle of Trout Gulch Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, described as “a local favorite” by the busy market.

 

Cremer House

What’s old is cutting-edge again in Felton

 

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