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Monumental Decisions

Monumental Decisions

Survey shows support for Coast Dairies, but neighbors have more questions

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Hocus Focus

Hocus Focus

Local videographer helps people save memories for future generations

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Surviving Syria, Quick Cure

Surviving Syria, Quick Cure

SURVIVING SYRIA

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Search and Reflect

Search and Reflect

Getting to the bottom of unanswered questions in the Madyson Middleton search

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Environment

Route Awakening

Route Awakening

Possible downtown overhaul centered around the Santa Cruz Metro Center continues taking shape

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BACKDOOR POLICY

BACKDOOR POLICY

As temperatures have soared, debates over housing and Airbnb aren’t cooling off, either. The Santa Cruz City Council has been looking at whether or not to keep vacation renters out of accessory dwelling units (ADUs)—small cottages or converted garages, sometimes known as “granny units.”

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Shopping Bawl

Shopping Bawl

American malls are disappearing. Is Capitola’s part of the trend?

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Heavy Medal

Heavy Medal

Meet the local fighter who says he beat Chuck Norris’ record

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RAIN DANCE

RAIN DANCE

RAIN DANCE

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Activists Get the Nod

Activists Get the Nod

Obama administration says local sleeping bans are illegal

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On the Run

Is there hope for California’s salmon?

 

Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey

Monday, Feb. 8, is Aquarius new moon (19 degrees) and Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey (an imaginative, intelligent and vigilant creature). Monkey is bright, quick, lively, quite naughty, clever, inquiring, sensible, and reliable. Monkey loves to help others. Often they are teachers, writers and linguists. They are very talented, like renaissance people. Leonardo Da Vinci was born in the year of Monkey. Monkey contains metal (relation to gold) and water (wisdom, danger). 2016 will be a year of finances. For a return on one’s money, invest in monkey’s ideas. Metal is related to wind (change). Therefore events in 2016 will change very quickly. We must ponder with care before making financial, business and relationship changes. Fortune’s path may not be smooth in 2016. Finances and business as usual will be challenged. Although we develop practical goals, the outcomes are different than hoped for. We must be cautious with investments and business partnership. It is most important to cultivate a balanced and harmonious daily life, seeking ways to release tension, pressure and stress to improve health and calmness. Monkey is lively, flexible, quick-witted, and versatile. Their gentle, honest, enchanting yet resourceful nature results often in everlasting love. Monkeys are freedom loving. Without freedom, Monkey becomes dull, sad and very unhappy. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the Chinese official title of Marquis (noble person) was pronounced ‘Hou,’ the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. Monkey was thereby bestowed with auspicious (favorable, fortunate) meaning. Monkey years are: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.  

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of February 5

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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

 

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