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251 2012 Damon Orion
252 Q & A Water Ways Amy Coombs
253 The Taoist Way Leslie Patrick
254 ECO Patriots GTWebmaster
255 Tracking the Trade of Rare Meat Amy Coombs
256 Wheel Power Karen Kefauver
257 Take 9 GTWebmaster
258 Best of Santa Cruz 2010 GTWebmaster
259 The Best of Santa Cruz County GTWebmaster
260 Our Ocean Sanctuary Tom Honig
261 Eating for the Environment Elizabeth Limbach
262 From Here to Haiti
263 Riders of the Sea Spray By Geoffrey Dunn & Kim Stoner
264 House of Straw Leslie Patrick
265 Pirate Radio John S. Malkin
266 Food & Wine GTWebmaster
267 66 WORDS GTWebmaster
268 (hitting) the spot Damon Orion
269 Health Issue & 11 Tips for for Optimal Health GTWebmaster
270 Sithan Pat Leslie Patrick
271 Kick the Habit in 30 Days Elizabeth Limbach
272 floral godmother Leslie Patrick
273 Meet The NEXTies GTWebmaster
274 RALLY ’round the iPhone Nick Veronin
275 Top of the Class Elizabeth Limbach
276 10 Things That Stood Out Locally in the Last Decade GTWebmaster
277 Tales of Tanzania Greg Archer
278 The many faces of Joe Anna Merlan
279 Freshly Cut
280 What happens if it’s legal? Laurel Chesky
281 Community Ties GTWebmaster
282 The Music Nick Veronin
283 reflextions Christa Martin
284 Articulations Elizabeth Limbach
285 Food & Wine GTWebmaster
286 World War II Damon Orion
287 Santa Cruz & the Loma Prieta Earthquake Greg Archer
288 Masterpiece Theater Leslie Patrick
289 Dancing Queen Leslie Patrick
290 Home & Garden GTWebmaster
291 What’s For Lunch? Elizabeth Limbach
292 Lest We Forget Damon Orion
293 Surfing for Change Nick Veronin
294 14 State Parks in 4 Days
295 Money, Money Elizabeth Limbach
296 Fashion 2009 Christa Martin
297 Transcendental Medication Damon Orion
298 The government is broken GTWebmaster
299 Is Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) the future of Santa Cruz transportation? Elizabeth Limbach
300 Just Do it! Yourself
 
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On the Waterfront

As the wharf celebrates its centennial, a personal reflection on its essential place in Santa Cruz’s history

 

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, occurs this year during Libra, the sign of creating right relations with all aspects life and with earth’s kingdoms. We contemplate (the Libra meditation) forgiveness, which means, “to give for another.” Forgiveness is not pardon. It’s a sacrifice (fire in the heart, giving from the heart). Forgiveness is giving up for the good of the other. This is the law of evolution (the path of return).

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of September 26

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Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Apricot Wine for Dessert

Thomas Kruse Winery, a participant in the new Santa Clara Wine Trail, has been around for a long time—since 1971, to be exact. When our little group arrived to try some wine at the Kruses’ low-key tasting room, Thomas Kruse and his wife Karen were there to greet us. Theirs is a small operation, and they’re proud to offer quality wine at affordable prices. “Because we are small and low-tech, it’s easy to relate to the whole winemaking process,” says Karen—and the Kruses take pride in making wine “just like it has been made for centuries.”