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Running Hard

Running Hard

Gavin Newsom’s Santa Cruz address shows he’s all in for the 2018 governor’s race

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Doubling Down

Doubling Down

Why repeat championships are even harder in the D-League than the NBA

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Brutes of Labor

Brutes of Labor

New report uncovers employer abuses in Santa Cruz County’s low-wage economy

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TARGETING REFORM, SCHOOL BUCKS

Targeting Reform

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The Real Heal

The Real Heal

Holistic Veterans search for alternative path to healing

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Inn Decision

Inn Decision

City and county look for balance on vacation rentals

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SHOUTS AND SPROUTS

Donning vegetable costumes, signs and bright yellow T-shirts, supporters of the Beach Flats Community Garden flooded Santa Cruz City Hall and its lawn on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to discuss a permanent solution for the 20-year-old garden facing eviction.

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Graze Under Fire

Graze Under Fire

A doctoral student at UCSC examines how a new method of cattle ranching can help restore tropical forests in her home country of Colombia

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Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Cabrillo students reflect on their media fast

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Record Time

Record Time

On TV, it’s easy to tell when Fred Armisen is joking. He pretty much always is. But what if you saw him in person? Would you still know?

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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