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REBUILD THE ART, BANKS FOR NOTHING

REBUILD THE ART

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Getting the Boot

Getting the Boot

Santa Cruz is short hundreds of parking spaces—with no end in sight

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Meaner Streets?

Meaner Streets?

Reports conflict on whether Santa Cruz’s homeless problem is getting worse or better

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CIAO, LUCIO, MOVING TOWARD HIGH SPEED

Ciao, Lucio

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Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves

Local woman pushes for Highway 9 guardrail after SUV crashes into her home

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Warriors Shootaround

Warriors Shootaround

With two championships in one year, the franchise considers some radical possibilities for their future in Santa Cruz

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Blurred Blue Lines

Blurred Blue Lines

Deputy Chief Steve Clark was transferred after his role as spokesman for both the department and the union attracted councilmembers’ ire

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Signal and Noise, Shakespeare in the Park? Making Plans for Watsonville, Shoe of Support

Signal and Noise

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Bumpy Ride

Bumpy Ride

Plans for an educational adventure park in Felton are awaiting approval, but not everyone is thrilled

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Railing Against the Machine

Railing Against the Machine

The RTC’s feasibility study maps out seven scenarios for county-wide passenger rail, but is there light at the end of the tunnel?

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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