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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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Art Attack

Art Attack

Beach Flats residents vent over the loss of a mural, but is the city to blame?

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Saving West Cliff

Saving West Cliff

Santa Cruz engineers hope an innovative approach will stop Westside sinkholes

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Hard Cell

Hard Cell

Grand jury investigation into county jail deaths reveals troubling trends

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Signing Off

Signing Off

Retiring KZSC station manager Michael Bryant leaves behind an impressive legacy

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Force of Nature

Santa Cruz’s Carlie Statsky brings her love of the natural world to the hyper-personal art of wedding photography

 

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

The magical time of Mercury’s retrograde cycle is here once again, until Feb. 11, and then some. The Mercury retro cycle actually lasts eight weeks when we consider its retrograde shadow, giving us six months a year for review. We know the rules of Mercury retro: Be careful with everything; cars, driving, money, resources, friends, friendships, groups, interactions, thinking, talking, communications. Avoid big purchases, important meetings and important repairs. Mercury retrograde times are for review, reassessment and rest. Our minds are overloaded from the last Mercury retro. Our minds need to assess what we’ve done since October—eliminating what is not needed, keeping what’s important, preparing for new information in the next three months (till mid-May). Mercury in Aquarius retrograde … we reinvent ourselves, seek the unusual, we don’t hide, we’re just careful. We live in two worlds; outer appearances and inner reckonings, with both sides of our brain activated. Yet, like the light of the Gemini twins, one light waxes (inner world), the other (outer realities) wanes. Like Virgo, we see what’s been overlooked—assessing, ordering and organizing information. It’s an entirely inner process. When speaking we may utter only half of the sentence. We’re in the underworld, closer to Spirit, eyes unseeing, senses alerted, re-doing things over and over till we sometimes collapse. Because we’re in other realms, we’re wobbly, make mistakes, and don’t really know what we want. It’s not a time for decisions. Not yet. It’s a time of review. And completing things. Mercury retro: integration, slowing down, resolution, rapprochement.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of January 23

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Bye Bye Benten!

Benten closing, plus Award-winning gin, a massive burrito and chocolate review

 

Trout Gulch Vineyards

Scanning the shelves of Deluxe Foods of Aptos, which carries an impressive selection of local and imported wines, I picked up a bottle of Trout Gulch Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, described as “a local favorite” by the busy market.

 

Cremer House

What’s old is cutting-edge again in Felton

 

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