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The Water Squad

The Water Squad

Committee looks for innovative water solutions that could make Santa Cruz a model for other communities

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Full Metal Racket

After the Santa Cruz City Council approved the $251,293 purchase of an armored SWAT-style truck at a recent meeting, citizens began loudly chanting “shame!” Police, including Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel, cleared the room. Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs, says he “was kicked out and threatened with arrest” by police. This was all enough to temporarily shut down the Dec. 9 council meeting, which had been marked by yelled-out comments from community members.

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Environment

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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We Can Rebuild You

A look back at how downtown Santa Cruz recovered from the 1989 earthquake

 

International Earth Day—Mother Earth Day

Every April 22, humanity celebrates International Mother Earth Day and Earth Day. As more than a billion people participate in Earth Day activities every year, Earth Day has become the world’s largest civic observance. The massive concern to build right relations between humanity and the living being we call Earth is evidence of humanity’s love of the Mother. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 22 International Mother Earth Day, with a significant resolution affirming “the interdependence existing among human beings, other living species (the kingdoms—mineral, plant, animal and human) and the planet itself, the Earth which we all inhabit.” The Earth is our home. Celebrating Earth Day helps us define new emerging processes (economic, social, political) focused on the well-being of the kingdoms. Through these, humanity seeks to raise the quality of life, foster equality and begin to establish right relations with the Earth. We dedicate ourselves to bringing forth balance and a relationship of harmony with all of nature. Learn about planting a billion trees (the Canopy Project); participate in 1.5 billion acts of green. Disassociation (toward Earth) is no longer viable. We lose our connection to life itself. Participation is viable—an anchor, refuge and service for all of life on Earth. Visit earthday.org; harmonywithnatureun.org; and un.org/en/events/motherearthday for more information. From Farmers Almanac, “On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, companionship with nature! Go barefooted. Walk through woods, find wildflowers and green moss. Remain outside, no matter the weather!” Nature, Earth’s most balanced kingdom, heals us. The New Group of World Servers is preparing for the May 3 Wesak Buddha Taurus solar festival. We prepare through asking for and offering forgiveness. Forgiveness purifies and like nature, heals.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Mission Critical

How reading Lisa Jensen’s reviews taught me to love film
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Oral Fixations

Blown away by a Tuesday night dinner at Oswald

 

What would you like to see a TED talk about?

Hydrogen-gas cars that are coming this summer. Scott Oliver, Santa Cruz, Professor

 

Sarah’s Vineyard

Sarah’s Vineyard of Gilroy is known for crafting fine wines—and one of my all-time favorites is its Chardonnay. But this time, its Viognier has my vote.

 

Munch

East Coast meets West Coast in new meat lover’s paradise