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ROAD AGAIN

ROAD AGAIN

There’s an assumption these days in politics that labor and environmentalists have a hard time seeing eye to eye.

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Once Upon a Stream

Once Upon a Stream

City leaders get excited about water, talk about possible ballot measure

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Home Improvement

Home Improvement

New law promises foster care reform

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WE CAN DIG IT

Peggy Dolgenos, CEO of Cruzio, took the floor at an economic conference last month during a discussion about California infrastructure, as a bandana-wearing Rosie the Riveter beamed from the projector screen onstage, flexing her muscles.

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HOLLYWOOD ENDING

HOLLYWOOD ENDING

“You get into it because you love movies,” says Jim Schwenterley of the cinema business, “and then you find out you’re dealing with so many things that have nothing to do with movies.”

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Looking to Pass

Looking to Pass

Can the county’s new transportation measure win the hearts and minds of activists?

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Comeback Kid

Comeback Kid

Bryan Stow finds calling as a speaker on bullying

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Roof to Power

Roof to Power

Mayor Don Lane talks about his letter on homelessness

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Waste Line

Waste Line

Grand jury calls for regional composting agency

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SECRETARY’S SON

One could assume Bill Monning—the California senator whose district stretches from Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo—to be the heir apparent for Sam Farr’s seat in Congress. Others may think of Luis Alejo, one of California’s most successful lawmakers, representing Watsonville and parts of Monterey County. Neither has officially announced his candidacy.

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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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of February 12

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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