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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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PROTESTS: ON THE SCENE

A human blockade gnarled morning traffic last Tuesday as six UCSC activists sat across Highway 17, their arms interlocked through metal tubes and cement-filled trash cans.

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Let's Get Small

Let's Get Small

Housing costs spur spread of tiny homes

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Drone On

Drone On

Santa Cruz hosts drone conference in May—will we be the center of robo-tech?

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MAC ATTACK

When the Golden State Warriors signed Santa Cruz power forward James Michael McAdoo last month, some of us wondered whether we’d seen the last of the 6-foot-9 power forward.

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Something in the Water

Something in the Water

San Lorenzo Valley students to try new kind of farming

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School Daze

School Daze

As applications pour into UCSC, the university gets more selective

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CLEAN WAYS

Local nonprofit FleaHab hosted an open house last weekend to thank its sponsors for the donations that facilitated renting a six-bedroom Capitola house, the organization’s long-awaited dream. The house has served as a sober living environment for recovering addicts since February 2014.

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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