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Early Adopters

Early Adopters

Over 25 years, the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County’s Adopt-A-Family program has changed the way locals give during the holidays

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Pressing Rewind

Pressing Rewind

Two galleries offer fresh looks at local history

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RACE TRACK

We thought the race to replace Congressman Sam Farr in the 20th District was going to be the showdown to watch in the local 2016 election cycle—but, boy, were we wrong. Sure, there’s Jimmy Panetta, the democratic son of political heavyweight Leon Panetta, and Casey Lucius, the sharp Pacific Grove Republican city councilmember.

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Ring Leader

Ring Leader

Santa Cruz fighter takes UFC middleweight title

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Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

Teen Kitchen Project is teaching young people how to make an impact, one meal at a time

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Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

Endangered coho salmon rebound in Scott Creek

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SWEPT AWAY

SWEPT AWAY

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Goal Oriented

Goal Oriented

Soccer team transforms troubled boys into role models

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Open Shot

Open Shot

Ronnie Brewer brings experience and unique stroke to Santa Cruz Warriors

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Medal to the Pedal

Medal to the Pedal

Santa Cruz honored with gold award and new grants for biking, but improvement still needed on hazards

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Making Dreams

Coen brothers salute vintage Hollywood in sly comedy ‘Hail, Caesar!’
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Pub Watch

Mega gastro pub-in-progress at the Old Sash Mill, plus the best pasta dish downtown

 

How do you know love is real?

When you feel the groove in your heart and you’re inspired to dance. Becca Bing, Boulder Creek, Teacher

 

Temple of Umami

Watsonville’s Miyuki is homestyle cooking, Japanese-style

 

How would you stop people from littering?

Teach them from the time that they’re small that it’s not an appropriate behavior. Juliet Jones, Santa Cruz, Claims Adjuster