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Briefs: Square Pegged, Green Waters

Square Pegged, Green Waters

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Conservation: 2.0?

Conservation: 2.0?

A water metering network could aid the dire water situation locally-but may also spark new fears about radiation

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Roadmap to 2035

Roadmap to 2035

The county defines specific targets in its latest  Regional Transportation Plan 

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Brief: Full Cycle

Full Cycle

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Santa Cruz City Council finds a compromise on campaign finance reform

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Then There Were Four

Then There Were Four

The Santa Cruz 11 dwindle in number, but the case crawls into its 29th month

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Circuit Breaker?

Circuit Breaker?

As a murderer with a long record is sentenced, Santa Cruz rolls out a new program for dealing with chronic offenders

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Briefs: Carded by the Feds, Community Focus

Carded by the Feds

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Down the Drain

Down the Drain

As water restrictions tighten, Santa Cruz wastewater continues to go to waste

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Briefs: Size Matters, Camp Out

Briefs: Size Matters, Camp Out

Size Matters

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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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