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Closer to Home?

Closer to Home?

A close look at ambitious goals to end chronic homelessness regionally

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FOR A SPIN

Some of Santa Cruz’s bicycle advocates are refining their missions and goals—or at least clarifying them. The group known as People Power is changing its name to Bike Santa Cruz County and celebrating with a press event and fundraiser Tuesday, April 7.

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High Stakes

High Stakes

Local brand is blazing through the fashion world, but a fight over who invented what clouds the future

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Blubber Trouble

Blubber Trouble

Warm water imperils young sea lions

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LADY LIGHT, CITY CODE

LADY LIGHT

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Environment

When a Fight is not a Fight

When a Fight is not a Fight

Hate crime at UCSC reveals larger issues

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Prepped for Launch

Prepped for Launch

Internship ecosystem primes new local tech talent

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LOST A WHEEL

As city officials move forward with plans for an armored police vehicle, the vehicle’s earliest supporter is now backing away.

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From Bad to Worse

From Bad to Worse

After a nasty campaign over the proposed merger with San Lorenzo Valley Water District, Lompico’s water crisis gets desparate

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Shut Down or Shut Up?

Shut Down or Shut Up?

Public opinion in Santa Cruz polarized after 96 hours of student protests

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Smells Like Team Spirit

The organizers of TEDx Santa Cruz don’t just talk about this year’s theme, ‘radical collaboration’—they live it

 

Pluto Retrograde, Aries New Moon, Lyrid Meteor Showers

As the Lyrid meteors, radiating from the star Vega in the Harp constellation, begin showering heaven and earth with light, Pluto, planet of transformation (or die) turns stationary retrograde (Thursday, April 16), 15 degrees Capricorn. Retrogrades have purpose, allowing humanity time to review, reassess, research and reinvent while returning to previous situations. Retrogrades are times of inner activity, seeds sown in bio-dynamically prepared soil. Pluto retrograde is the most serious and resolute of retrogrades—a pure tincture, or, as in homeopathy, a “constitutional” touching the essences of all that matters. Pluto offers deep insight into confusion or puzzlement and areas where transformation is still incomplete. It’s valuable to have one’s astrology chart to follow what area of life the major planets— especially Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto—are influencing. These outer planets have long-term and lasting effects on our psyche, inner/outer life events, how people see us and how we see and process our world. Pluto, retrograde for five months (until Sept. 24) offers deep earthquakes of change, awakens humanity to the task of building (Capricorn) the new culture and civilization, flailing our inner world about, deepening us until we transform and do things differently. Pluto is an unrelenting teacher. New moon (29 Aries) is Saturday, April 18. With the personality-building keynote, “Let form again be sought.” Mars anchors the new creative fires of Aries into our world. The New Group of World Servers participates together in the new moon festival, while also preparing for the Taurus Wesak, Buddha Full Moon Festival (May 3). Join us everyone.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of April 17

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New Bohemian Brewery

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