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Speed Demons

Speed Demons

For years Comcast wasn’t delivering the fast-lane Internet they promised. Are they now?

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PRESENT AFFAIRS, RIGHT ABOUT TOWN

PRESENT AFFAIRS, RIGHT ABOUT TOWN

PRESENT AFFAIRS

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High Ceiling

High Ceiling

Richard Blum’s fortune grows on the ruins of the American dream

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Soil Change

Soil Change

Community gardeners of Beach Flats wonder what’s next

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SIGNED, SEALED, BEWILDERED

SIGNED, SEALED, BEWILDERED

This week, in totally unverified scuttlebutt, we’d like to announce that the United States Postal Service is endorsing Bernie Sanders in his bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, according to a totally not-sarcastic-at-all press release GT received recently.

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The New Desal?

The New Desal?

Activists take aim at next big water idea

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TRAIN WRECK

TRAIN WRECK

Now that a feasibility study is out on the rail trail, people are starting to ask: What would this iconic dream project look like without the rail?

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Teen Screen

Teen Screen

Local director brings Hollywood talent to Santa Cruz for a kids’ TV pilot

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True Relievers

True Relievers

As critics go after national group, local Red Cross volunteers carry on

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Trying Times

Trying Times

County worried about high number of Latino kids being tried as adults

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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