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to EPA spokesman Dale Kemery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The EPA suspects that the results are representative of nontarget wildlife exposures nationwide.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just birds and wildlife that are threatened by these toxins. Dr. Jay Vick of the VCA Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz says he treats three to five dogs per year that have eaten rodent poison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Relay toxicosis, as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called when an animal is poisoned from eating another poisoned animal, is usually only dangerous for elderly or sick cats,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for dogs, they often eat the poisons directly. When they come in theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be weak and there is often hemorrhaging in the brain

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and the joints. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very discomforting for the dogs. It usually takes four to six weeks to get them back to health.â&#x20AC;? In agricultural areas, rodenticides are used on a massive scale. Santa Cruz County Agricultural Commissioner Ken Corbishley says rodents do very little damage to crops, but crop buyers almost always require the farmers to use rodenticides as part of a contractual agreement. He says the idea of changing these practices rarely comes up when he talks with farmers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard farmers talking about getting rid of [chemical rodenticides],â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really talked about.â&#x20AC;? Dmytryk, meanwhile, says she hopes to get people thinking about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people realize that our beautiful birds and mammals are in danger from something as easily fixed as rodenticide, I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wake up,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore it anymore.â&#x20AC;? For information about building an owl box, email Rebecca Dmytryk at rebecca@ wildrescue.org or visit www.wildrescue.org. For a list of dangerous rodenticides identified by the EPA visit www.epa.gov/opp00001/ reregistration/rodenticides/.


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T SEEMED as if plenty of folks at Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly Building, Accessibility and Fire Code Appeals Board meeting were anticipating fireworks, including a sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputy who said, very sweetly, that he was there to â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep an eye on things.â&#x20AC;? Though the tone of the meeting remained relatively calm, Supervisor Neal Coonerty opened oral communications with some choice words for a board of appointees that has proven exceptionally independent-minded: last week, BAFCAB member Daniel Bronson called a meeting to hear an appeal on a project by architect Cove Britton, a routine thingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;except that the Planning Department had already deemed the matter outside the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jurisdiction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any suggestion that the BAFCAB is not answerable to anyone, including the Board of Supervisors, is . . . erroneous,â&#x20AC;? Coonerty read from a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A member who believes that they cannot carry out his or her official duties in a manner consistent with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Supervisors should reconsider his or her continued participation as an appointee.â&#x20AC;? Though no rotten fruit began to fly, neither the audience nor the BAFCAB board seemed to take this advice well, especially in light of the fact that former chairman Michael Bethke had apparently done just that early last week, writing in his resignation letter that he was incensed by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;brusque and condescending attitudesâ&#x20AC;? of county planning management. David Parks, who took Bronsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vicechairman position last week after Bethkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure opened the top slot, responded with a declaration of fealty to the highest principles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Coonerty suggested I can resign,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[But] I have an obligation to do what I feel is state law. I have to be true to myself.â&#x20AC;? Though last Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;rogueâ&#x20AC;? meeting was canceledâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;according to Bronson because Britton withdrew on advice from his attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the electrical engineer and new BAFCAB chairman says his board had every right to consider the appeal. Bronson is concerned that the Planning Department is violating state law by acting as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;gatekeeperâ&#x20AC;? to what the board should and shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to open the door to handle our responsibilities in an open and legal

way. The Planning Department is behind the door leaning on it with county counsel aiding,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense to put the fox in charge of the henhouse.â&#x20AC;? Planning director Tom Burns stresses that BAFCAB is limited to hearing appeals on technical issues that arise in the building permit process, not on code enforcement, and says this is just the latest in a long fight between county residents who think the Planning department is overly prescriptive and heavy-handed with stop-work red tags, which BAFCAB has no authority over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day, the Board of Supervisors is still in charge,â&#x20AC;? Burns says. Not so, says BAFCAB member and architect Marty Fiorovich, who says the limited power of her board is a potential violation of California State Building Code 108.8, which says in general language that appeals should be considered by members not employed by the jurisdiction. While Fiorovich says that she got involved in the reinstatement of the appeals board because she thought state law was being ignored, Bronson says he came to his position with no preconceived notions. He says that hearing the frustration of people like Britton has inspired him to look more closely at the law. Though neither of the other board members, civil engineer Richard Irish or Parks, was available to comment, the board voted unanimously to form a subcommittee to send recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in the next two weeks on the legality of the codes dictating BAFCABâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s duties and the Planning Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compliance with law. Supervisor Ellen Pirie, who was briefly in attendance at Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, says she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting the controversy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I certainly thought by forming this board that there would be a very clear appeals outlet for building code and fire code. I thought it had sort of been taken care of, but it appears not,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We probably have to do something. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just let it happen if we think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re violating the law or bringing some kind of liability on the county.â&#x20AC;? What happens next is a matter of opinion. While some whisper that the board may be axed, Bronson insists that county code can be made state-compliant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It still can work,â&#x20AC;? he says. Ă


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HE SANTA CRUZ City Council is not a fan of hookah parlors. Last Tuesday, city leaders took all of three minutes to discuss and approve a set of tough new restrictions that outlaws hookah parlors from setting up shop near schools and parks, and also caps the number of parlors allowed in city limits at two. The new laws come in addition to previous regulations that keep hookah parlors from serving food or beveragesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; including waterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and from having live music. For councilmembers like Katherine

Beiers and Don Lane, the parlors, which offer flavored tobacco for smoking in communal water pipes, represent an unhealthy activity for residents and a dangerous influence for kids. But for hookah parlor owners like Nathan Madani, the new laws are just one more swipe against personal freedoms and entrepreneurs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I opened Madaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hookah Parlor we got all kinds of trouble from the city,â&#x20AC;? says Madani from Hollywood, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relocated his hookah business after closing his North Pacific Avenue store last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They wanted to make an example of

me because I was the only one in town at the time. I lost around $30,000 just doing floor plan requirements for the city. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfair.â&#x20AC;? At the crux of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision is a recent report by the World Health Organization that describes a single hookah smoking session as equal to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cigarette smoker inhaling 100 or more cigarettes.â&#x20AC;? Councilmember Beiers went so far as to say sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like the parlors banned altogether. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obviously unhealthy and not something I think we should be supporting,â&#x20AC;? says Beiers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like them

Any future parlors would be effectively banned from the downtown business district, as they must keep 1,000 feet away from schools, parks and recreation areas, leaving few places in the city where they would be allowed. A manager at Smoke This! was reluctant to give his thoughts on the new regulations. He did say, however, that business was better since his competitors left town. Madani, meanwhile, says he has a few words of advice for anyone considering opening Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second hookah parlor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do your homework, be ready to spend a lot of money. And good luck finding a building,â&#x20AC;? he says. Ă


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1=D3@j>=@<=1=>7/ Luckily for preteen Chris, the vice principal never looked down into the trash, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly learn his lesson. Now he trades chess pieces and porn parables with his 17- and 18-yearold friends with the utmost candor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think our social group has overused the access,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is certainly past the point of being new to us.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have 140 gigs of porn on my computer,â&#x20AC;? one of his friends says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was going to put it all on an external hard drive and pass it to all my friends. And I said this in front of my friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents.â&#x20AC;? This is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, his frankness is astounding. Second, this very nice boy with the 140 gigs of pornography gives his first and last name to include in this article. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to print it here. The truth is, even though he seems to be a very mature 17-year-old, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not entirely sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thought about the fact that the day this story hits the web, any prospective employer, dean or girlfriend who Googles his name will find the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;140 gigs of pornographyâ&#x20AC;? in the same sentence. That intuitive mistrust of teenage instincts is at the crux of this entire story. It is easier than ever to watch, create and share pornographic images and text, and as the first generation of web-savvy teenagers who have always had the instant gratification of DSL, who get cell phones as soon as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re old enough to talk and whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never used air quotes with the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;blog,â&#x20AC;? their knowledge can easily be applied to creating their own porno paradise. Which leads to the question, can this be bad for them? If cigarettes stunt your growth, does porn stunt your soul? Naturally, adults are freaking out. In 1997, Phillipe Kahn sent the first pointclick-and-send cell phone photo from a hospital here in Santa Cruz minutes after the birth of his daughter. In 2009, district attorneys are prosecuting teenagers as sex offenders for sending nude photos of one another using that same technology. Somewhere between innovation and titillation, technology is moving faster than adults can keep tabs on it, and the debate over how much access is really good for teenagers is raising parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; blood pressure. As the girl in that first-ever cell phone photo is about to enter her teens, we set out to ask adolescents and the doctors who study them what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like living in a porno paradise.

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Center in downtown Santa Cruz, Jane*, a 16-year-old Harbor High student, considers the concept of â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexting,â&#x20AC;? or sending naked photos via cell phone. Behind her is a row of computers with signs posted nearby that read NO PORNOGRAPHY. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my high school, technology isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily openly used as much for sexually explicit stuff, but more for cheating on tests,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or during a fight, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no effort to be protective of your fellow peer, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who can bust their phone out quicker and post that video on YouTube?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have 140 gigs of porn on my computer. I was going to put it all on an external hard drive and pass it to all my friends. And I said this in front of my friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; That said, Jane, along with a small sample of extremely gracious local teenagers ranging in age from 14 to 18, conceded that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d sought out or at least seen Internet pornography. Most were given access to a personal or family computer between the ages of 9 and 14, and it took a year or two after logging on for the first time to find sexually explicit material. One boy says he started seeking it out as early as 11 years old. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in good company: recent surveys show somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 percent of adolescents report theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen pornography while surfing the Internet. Furthermore, they think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no big deal. A 2008 study found that twothirds of college-age men and one-half of women think viewing pornography is acceptable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people I know are decently open about it. They arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite as open as [I am], but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re certainly not closed,â&#x20AC;? says 17-year-old Will Canant.


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If there was a common thread in each interview, it was nonchalance and acceptance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is happening basically every day for students in high school,â&#x20AC;? says Matt, a 15-year-old Santa Cruz High student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t particularly have negative thoughts against that type of thing.â&#x20AC;? Another 18-year-old girl confesses that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shocked when her 15year-old brother told her he looks up pornography on classroom computers when the teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back is turned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to it now that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve finished high school,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps unsurprisingly, none of the more active young connoisseurs felt their porn proclivities were inflicting psychological damage on them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More access is not a bad thing. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not exactly sure if it could be a thing that influences you to be a bad person,â&#x20AC;? says 17-year-old Matthew, a home-school student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It depends on your nature.â&#x20AC;? His friend Kendall Castleman agrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people who will see it as an opportunity to be themselves, and there are people who will see it as a tool to exploit people,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really depends on the person.â&#x20AC;?

Evidence Inconclusive Dr. Neil Malamuth, a professor of communication and psychology at UCLA, knows firsthand why studying sex, teenagers and technology is so fraught with peril. You have to apply your findings to your own kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At one time, my son was about 15, 14, and I went with him to San Francisco and we checked into a hotel, into two different rooms,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bellhop said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, should I disallow the sexually explicit movies in this room?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yeah, yeah, you should.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; My son got very upset, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What right do you have?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Malamuth also insisted that his son attend a panel discussion he was participating in the next day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So then he comes to my talk, and the first speaker was a radical feminist who was talking about very extreme porn. She showed samples of it.â&#x20AC;? He laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sitting in the audience and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smiling,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you try to apply this to your own children you have to consider real world situations.â&#x20AC;? Despite the failure of his personal policies, Malamuth soldiered on and has studied one possible consequence of heavy porn usage: sexually aggressive behavior. After 37 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of research, he has found that Matt and Kendallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intuitive assumptions may be true.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;First of all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaccurate to try to make a simple generalization across the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;porn is good, porn is bad,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it comes to effects that we can label as undesirable and antisocial, then it seems to depend on the content of the pornography and very much the profile of the person.â&#x20AC;? Malamuth says a constellation of certain factors can result in a sexually maladjusted person and seem to rely more heavily on the predisposition due to negative factors like a narcissistic personality, hostile feelings toward women, violence in the home or aggression between oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By and large, the answer is, if a person is high on multiple risk factors, heavy consumption of pornography does add fuel to the fire,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People who are not at a particular risk of committing sexually aggressive acts, whether or not they are heavy pornography users doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make much of a difference.â&#x20AC;? Neither does risky sexual behavior in teenagers seem to correlate with the rise in technology, according to Dr. Douglas Kirby, a senior research scientist at ETR Associates in Scotts Valley who has studied adolescent sexual risk behavior for over 30 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not the case that all the changes that have taken place in society, including much greater access to pornography, have led to an increase in sexual behavior,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Between the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s and the early 2000s the percent of young people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had sex did not increase.â&#x20AC;? A study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that from 1991 to 2007, the number of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who have had sex at least once dipped 16 percent, from 54.1 percent to 47.8 percent. Along with it went the incidence of teen pregnancy among 15- to 19-year-olds, which dropped 38 percent from 1990 to 2004 (in California in particular pregnancy rates dropped dramatically). Though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too simple to say this absolves technology of any influence itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had on the sex lives of teenagers, a long-term study that explicitly asks how porn affects child and adolescent development hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet been done. Similarly, development professionals are not exactly suggesting that these materials have no effect on teenagers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to become more deviant, perverted people because of this,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Neville Golden, chief of adolescent medicine in the pediatrics department at the Stanford School of Medicine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still, I think life is much more complicated for young people. ¨

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1=D3@j>=@<=1=>7/ Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bombarded with much more topics much earlier in life. It can be confusing.â&#x20AC;? Many of the teenagers who I interviewed saw the Internet most importantly as a tool for learning about themselves sexually rather than just a fast track to hot naked babes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be a tool for anyone, anywhere to find out who you are if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit in very well,â&#x20AC;? says Jane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the Internet is a great way to learn about that and do some self-realization.â&#x20AC;? But, Golden warns, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason to unlock the Internet filter and throw away the password. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Internet has a lot of information. Much of it is good, but there is also information that is potentially dangerous,â&#x20AC;? he says. He points to bad medical information or fringe websites that encourage unhealthy behavior like eating disorders, though he stops short of writing off pornography as a wholly destructive use of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The studies are in the infant stage,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not there yet.â&#x20AC;?

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Lala and Nessa, both 18, come to this discussion from a very different perspective. The two best friends are chatting in the weedy backyard of Lalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house in Watsonville while she cradles her squirming 3-month old baby boy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a fish,â&#x20AC;? she says, looking down at him pulling mightily at a baby bottle with his toothless gums. As she struggles to keep her grip on his tiny wiggling body, she admits, albeit guiltily, that this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the life sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hoped for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have a baby, I wanted to finish school. I guess it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out like that,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really hard. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to school. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even take a shower anymore.â&#x20AC;? Nessa keeps checking her phone. Texts from her overzealous boyfriend keep coming in. Though Nessa is taking classes and working at Cabrillo, she remembers with a tinge of regret the boy-crazy high school days that have ended in half her friends becoming mothers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we were less experimental at a young age weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have had more time to focus on our futures,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In school, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about sex and boobs and asses,â&#x20AC;? says Lala. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comparing themselves to things they see on technology. All my friends were having sex.â&#x20AC;? Though both girls acknowledge that their classmates watched pornography and posted risquĂŠ pictures of themselves on MySpace, Lala has a pretty old-school

theory on why she ended up a stay-athome mom at 18 years old. She gestures to Nessa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way she is because of her dad, because he would call her and call her,â&#x20AC;? says Lala. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents would never call me. They would just let me do whatever I want. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in school and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a baby.â&#x20AC;?

An 18-year-old girl confesses that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shocked when her 15-year-old brother told her he looks up pornography on classroom computers when the teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back is turned. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to it now that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve finished high school,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she says. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nessa considers this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The positive way is talking to your kids, the negative way is using aggression and raising your voice,â&#x20AC;? she says. Lala nods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did whatever I wanted all the time,â&#x20AC;? she says again.

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like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send pictures of yourself,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was weird. I was like 13 or 12 then, so I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know about it yet.â&#x20AC;? Many kids reported that by the time their parents worked up the nerve, they could only tell them, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I already know this from the Internet.â&#x20AC;?

Text Question, Please Luckily, there are other options developing that actually use the same technology parents are so worried about. In her spare moments trying to help the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency cope with the swine flu emergency, health educator Sarah Harmon tries to answer the text messages that come to her cell phone with a little â&#x20AC;&#x153;ding-dongâ&#x20AC;? sound. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one now,â&#x20AC;? she says. As coordinator for the teen pregnancy prevention program, Harmon gives presentations throughout the county to hundreds of students on birth control and family planning. Two years ago she started offering a work cell phone number to her students as a way for them to contact her with any concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was not a texter. I was totally foreign to the whole thing. I gave it out thinking they would call me,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But this is the way teenagers communicate.â&#x20AC;? Harmon says the number of texts she receives has doubled in the last school year alone, and though the majority of the questions are just to find out Planned Parenthood clinic hours, she is also asked how certain birth control methods work or about extremely personal situations her students might not feel comfortable asking verbally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of them are wanting pregnancy tests, or just wondering if something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on with them is normal,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our society in general doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk about sex much. Teens realize they can ask questions of me that they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask their parent or teachers because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re afraid.â&#x20AC;? Programs like Harmonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are springing up throughout the country, and Californians, who have always rejected abstinence-only education, are at the forefront. San Francisco teenagers can text a number to get a menu of frequently asked sexual questions and automated responses, and a service called The Hookup that texts weekly health tips and can locate the nearest health clinic by zip code is available statewide. Sonoma County is interested in developing an student-to-educator texting service like Harmonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, even as state budget cuts are cutting teen pregnancy prevention ¨

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JENNY JENNY LEWIS LEWIS performs performs Wednesday, Wednesday, May May 27, 27, at at 8pm 8pm at at the the Rio Rio Theatre, Theatre, 1205 1205 Soquel Soquel Ave., Ave., Santa Santa Cruz. Cruz. Tickets Tickeets are are $20 $20 advance/$25 advance/$25 at at the the door door at at Ticketweb Tickeetweb or or Streetlight Streetlight Records; Records;; 831.421.9200. 831.421.9200.


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HE VAST distance between the Old World and the new isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t merely a matter of miles. Immigrant communities can share the language, music and customs of their homeland, but the harsh realities of the old country often start to fade as people put down roots in the United States. Listening to the buoyant, often celebratory music of Los Angelesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based Cape Verdean singer Maria de Barros and the ache-filled mornas of her famous godmother, Cesaria Evora, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that while the two artists are united by a common culture, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affluence and West Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poverty have set their music on divergent paths. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cesariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life is a morna,â&#x20AC;? de Barros says, referring to the blueslike musical form popular in Cape Verdeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bars and cantinas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is someone who has suffered a lot, and now, thank God, she has been given everything she merits. My life is a completely different picture than hers.â&#x20AC;? De Barros celebrates the release of her gorgeous new album Morabeza with a series of Northern California gigs, including a Zookbeat concert at Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this Tuesday and a show at the Big Sur Spirit Garden on Saturday, May 30. It was Evora who introduced the world to the music of Cape Verde in the early 1990s with her ineffably graceful, minor-key songs describing lives of hardship, heartbreak and anguished longing for absent loved ones. The morna is much like the blues in its heroic transcendence of hard times, but strongly inflected by the rhythms and cadences of West Africa, Brazil and Portugal, the colonial power in Cape Verde until 1975.

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Endemic poverty on the island nation off the coast of Senegal has forced generations of Cape Verdeans to seek work far from home. One of the largest expatriate settlements is in Rhode Island, which is where de Barros settled with her family as a child. Born in Senegal and raised in Mauritania, she moved with her parents to Providence at the age of 11, joining a thriving, closeknit community. She struck up a close friendship with Evora on a trip back to Cape Verde in 1988. When people asked if de Barros was the great singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She finally said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You know what? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m your godmother,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? de Barros says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You baptize children and you never know how they come out. If I had to choose a godchild, I would choose someone like you. I know exactly how you are.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? In the early â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, de Barros moved

with her husband, bassist Mel Wilson Jr., to Los Angeles. He had been touring with reggae pioneer Toots and the Maytals, but Cuban-born singer/actor Steve Bauer, best known for his role as Al Pacinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sidekick in Scarface, coaxed them to Los Angeles. With no Cape Verdean community around, de Barros gravitated toward the southlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thriving Latin music scene, singing boleros and rancheras in Spanish. She hooked up with veteran producer Daniel Luchansky and spent several years working on a Spanishlanguage album, and when it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gel she heeded his advice to explore her roots. The result was 2003â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acclaimed Nha Mundo (My World). On Morabeza, she expands her array of seductive grooves, from reggae and samba to bossa nova and coladeira, a sprightly Cape Verdean

dance rhythm, singing mostly in the Cape Verdean creole language of Criolu, which blends Portuguese with West African languages. The ties to the old country remain deep and strong as de Barros works to create opportunities for women and children in Cape Verde, sponsoring three schools in poverty stricken neighborhoods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an artist, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only owe it to your fans,â&#x20AC;? de Barros says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also my responsibility to give back to my country.â&#x20AC;?

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Directed by Rob Klevan & Stan Poplin Concert: $8/Adv $11/Door Jazz & Dinner: $19.40/Adv THURS. MAY 28 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM

KUUMBWA JAZZ HONOR BAND Concert: $8/Adv $11/Dr Jazz & Dinner: $19.40/Adv MON. JUNE 1 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM Rising Star Guitarist!

JULIAN LAGE GROUP $20/Adv $23/Door Sponsored by More Music THUR. JUNE 4 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM â&#x20AC;˘ $10 MASTER CLASS SERIES RHYTHM SECTION WITH ALAN PASQUA & PETER ERSKINE FRI. JUNE 5 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM

HANS BERNHARD TRIO FEATURING ALAN PASQUA & PETER ERSKINE $20/Adv $23/Door Sponsored by Thornton School of Music, USC SATURDAY, JUNE 6 â&#x20AC;˘ 8 PM AT MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM WORLD OCEAN DAY MUSIC CELEBRATION LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS & LINDA TILLERY AND THE CULTURAL HERITAGE CHOIR TICKETS: 800-840-4880 MON. JUNE 8 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM

BRIAN BLADE & THE FELLOWSHIP BAND $20/Adv $23/Door THURS. JUNE 11 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 & 9 PM

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9PM ONLY 1/2 Price Night for Students At the door only with I.D. â&#x20AC;˘ $12 Made possible by David & Kate Hartzell and William & Cloy Codiga Family Foundation

JAZZ CAMP June 15-25 at Cabrillo College Grades: 8-12, Register at: kuumbwajazz.org Dinner served Mondays & Thursdays beginning at 6pm, serving premium wines & microbrewed beers. Snacks & desserts available all other nights. All age venue.

Advance tickets at Logos Books & Records and online at kuumbwajazz.org. Tickets subject to service charge and 5% S.C. City Admissions Tax.

Independently Produced Events FRIDAY, MAY 29 â&#x20AC;˘ 8 PM Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Presents

THE COLOR OF FUNNY: A Multy-Culty Comedy Show Diane Amos & more $20/Adv â&#x20AC;˘ $23/Door Tickets: Streetlight Records and brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006 Info: koshercomedy.com

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obligation to help, just as we have a moral obligation not to harm,â&#x20AC;? says Singer as he strolls along Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifth Avenue. The film asks us to not be in denial about the wider impact of the economic, ethical and environmental choices we all make. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deny that the hundreds of dollars one could spend on shoes could not be better spent on feeding a starving person in a poor country, Singer says. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pretend that the $12 shirt that feels like a sweet deal for the end consumer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the result of another personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body and labor being exploited in poor working conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The responsible being is one who thinks they have never been responsible enough,â&#x20AC;? says Avital Ronell, the literary critic and New York University professor. Cornel West compares life to Beethoven symphonies and Charlie Parker jazz tunes, and Judith Butler

and Sunaura Taylor walk around San Francisco and discuss the convergence of gender and disability deviance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both challenge the traditional ways we think about the body,â&#x20AC;? feminist theorist Butler philosophizes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand we need each other in order to address our social and political needs.â&#x20AC;? Together, the nine philosophers up the ethical ante and emphasize action driven by compassion and consideration instead of ignorance, judgment or greed. Examined Life is not about being guilted into buying a $30 necklace made in rural Nigeria where $2 goes to charity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about humans being accountable to each other for not exploiting or ignoring one another and the environment. Though indeed â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of the classroom,â&#x20AC;? plenty of the film is beyond the access of people who forgot to study ethics or radical leftist political critiques. Besides the walking

conversation between Butler and Sunaura Taylor and a few questions prompted by director Astra Taylor to some of the other philosophers, the film is essentially a series of gently edited smart folksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soliloquies. Examined Life is easily the most cerebral 95 minutes one could spend at the movies this year, and it requires serious engagement and patience from the viewer to get most of it. If you see it in the theaters, skip the pre-movie bong rips and bring a notebook and pen to scribble down some of the quotes as they go. Or wait until the DVD comes out and have the pause and rewind buttons handy: if strategies for ethical living are your cup of tea, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to hear them twice.

EXAMINED LIFE (Unrated; 95 min.), a documentary directed by Astra Taylor, plays at the Nickelodeon in Santa Cruz.


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83 min.) I have to warn you about my psychic powersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;my predictions have a record of 100 percent accuracy. Here are three sure bets: (1) your socks will continue to be stolen from the dryer by a one-legged man who adds insult to injury by leaving behind the now-useless mates he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need; (2) employment on the moon will elude you well into 2010; (3) in the future, it will be revealed that

the Wayans brothers have been bankrolling the hacks who make parody movies like Not Another Teen Movie and Superhero Movie, just to make their own parody movies seem like pure genius by comparison. Notice how they waited until after Meet the Spartans pretty much killed any remaining interest in spoofs before bringing out their new one, Dance Flick? By the way, somebody better hurry up and uncover this, because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really putting my perfect record for psychic

predictions on the line by actually making some. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9 and Green Valley.) (SP) B6357@:4@73<2 3F>3@73<13(R;

78 min.) Steven Soderberghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest about a high-class call girl stars porn starlet Sasha Grey. Can she top her riveting performance in I Wanna Bang Your Sister? (Opens Fri at the Nick.) (SP) B63;/B@7F(1999) Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. (Plays Thu at Santa Cruz 9.) (SP)

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(PG; 105 min.) An impressive comic cast featuring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christopher Guest, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan comes together to cash enormous paychecks for this sequel to that one movie about the place where the stuff does stuff and everybody runs around like an idiot. (Opens Fri at Aptos, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley, Fox and Green Valley.) (SP)

=CB@/53 (Unrated; 90 min.) Kirby Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s follow-up to the very funny and fascinating This Film Is Not Yet Rated is an exposĂŠ of closeted gay politicians who have supported anti-gay policies. Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other movies have been about supermasochists, terminal cancer patients and sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Geez, maybe next time he can find something controversial to make a documentary on! (Opens Fri at the Nick.) (SP)

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John Connor. Talk about a comeback! I have a sneaking suspicion Arnold is wishing heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d stuck around to star in this Salvationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cause he ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gettingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; any in Sacramento, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. (Opens Fri at 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley, Fox and Green Valley.) (SP)

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(R; 106 min.) The intelligence and malaise level in Adventureland are fairly high considering that the film is, deep in its bones, a barf, boner and bong teen comedy. The action is set in the summer of 1987. James (Jesse Eisenberg) is a Holden Caulfieldish privileged student expecting the European tour after graduating high school, but his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money has run out, and James will have to land a job somewhere to pay for tuition to Columbia. At the amusement park called Adventureland he meets Em (Kristen Stewart), a sharp but quiet girl heading to NYU, and Joel (Martin Starr), a poverty-stricken intellectual. Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig play the couple running the amusement park. (RvB) /<53:A/<2 23;=<A (PG-13;

139 min.) Tom Hanks, renegade Harvard symbologist, is called in on a plot to vaporize the Vatican. Meanwhile, a killer from the Illuminati offs one high-ranking cardinal an hour. The money is onscreen, as Hanks zips around Rome and scuttles through old churches. Co-writer and frequent offender Akiva Goldsman adds his aroma to the script; a speech reconciling science and faith is of particular shininess. As the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girl, Ayelet Zurer plays a European physicist, dressed down like a Sunday school teacher in Ogden, Utah. A handy helicopter with the keys left in the ignition brings up a burst of bad-movie audacity at the end; this, sadly, proceeds a twist ending so weakly integrated into the show

that it looks like the cast sat down together and watched the alternate finale on DVD extras. (RvB) 3/@B6(G; 90 min.)

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Earth, we just live here. James Earl Jones rumbles on the soundtrack as the sunrise is viewed from outer space. Holding the series of critter encounters together is the plight of a polar bear familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dad,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Momâ&#x20AC;? and two cubs, an heir and a spareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;during the course of a year. The stunning small effects make more of an impression. Remarkable time-lapse photography pans gently across a valley while observing the yearly change of a forest of deciduous trees from bare branches to scarlet leaves. Otherwise, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the usual: shark vs. seal, polar bear vs. walrus, lions vs. elephant, and cheetah vs. gazelle. To the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit, Disney bites the bullet: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The planet is warming,â&#x20AC;? Jones says, leaving no room for backpedaling. Very, very cute, and the ending is somehow happy and comforting, just like the critter shows one drowses through at the end of a beery Sunday. (RvB) 3F/;7<32:743

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(PG-13; 100 min.) Matthew McConaughey is a bachelor literally haunted by his past relationships. Sounds scary, I know, but it could be worse. I heard this was originally going to be called The Ghosts of Shitty Movies Past, and have Matthew McConaughey being forced to watch all the crap films like Sahara, Failure to Launch and Two for the Money that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inflicted on the rest of us. (SP) 7:=D3G=C;/<

(R; 112 min.) Nebbishy L.A. Realtor Peter (Paul Rudd) is going to get married. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a best man for his wedding, since heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been a man who preferred womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company. After a series of failed â&#x20AC;&#x153;man-dates,â&#x20AC;? he finds his perfect buddy,

an overgrown boy of an investor named Sydney (Jason Segel, of Forgetting Sarah Marshall), but the friendship becomes obsessive to the point where Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiancee, Zooey (Rashida Jones), has enough. Ruddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charmingly out-of-it qualities are at their best in a scene where he tries to play 007 during a tuxedo fitting. Just like jerks in real life, Sydney is refreshing in tiny doses, and Rob Huebel and Jon Favreau are good playing different varieties of bastards, covert and overt, respectively. And yet in some ways, the film gave me the creeps worse than any Frat Packer yet; was it director John Hamburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beige, deracinated L.A., with its exotic excursion to Chinatown? Was it the supposedly hilarious repeated bit about Sydney refusing to curb his dog, so that everyone has to step in it? Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the way this and the many, many comedies like it keep doggedly patrolling the supposedly indivisible line between men and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and making that line the biggest comedic cul-de-sac since they buried Neil Simon. (RvB) 7A/<G0=2G B63@3- (PG-13; 103

min.) Disappointing comedy/tragedy of an aged magician (Michael Caine) facing a final curtain in a dowdy Yorkshire retirement home during the nadir of the Thatcher years. Caine and his foil, a precocious little boy played by Bill Milner, elevate the material, but director John Crowley canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a tone. The terrible title shows some kind of proud antientertainment streak, a terrible lack of show business acumen that a real magician would know to avoid. (RvB) ;/</53;3<B (R; 100 min.) It makes sense that Steve Zahn has never been a romanticcomedy lead. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the funniest guys in the movies, but can you imagine Jennifer Aniston swooning over him? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why it was smart for the makers of this movie to set him up

as motel manager who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but pursue her no matter how many times she rejects him. And of course as his competition they hired a gorgeous superstud, in the form ofâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Woody Harrelson? Wait, that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be right. Huh. Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m totally confused. (SP) <3FB2/G/7@(R;

90 min.) Shipping employees find a package of drugs and think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hit the jackpot. Apparently theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen any movie about anyone who finds a package of drugs and thinks theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hit the jackpot. (SP) =0A3AA32(PG-13; 109 min.) A successful guy (Idris Elba) becomes the target of a female stalker (Ali Larter), much to the chagrin of his wife (BeyoncĂŠ). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Fatal Attractionâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;type thriller by director Steve Shill, who is moving up from a variety of prestigious TV shows (Dexter, Rome, The Sopranos) to the big screen. @C2=G1C@A7(R; 110 min.) A reunion of Diego Luna and Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal from Y tu mamĂĄ tambiĂŠn; great to have them back even in a lesser movie. The narrator is Batuta, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Batonâ&#x20AC;? (Guillermo Francella), who is full of charming fatalistic proverbs about the relation between soccer and life. Baton is an essentially a trickster figure, with dyed whiskers and a sports car, ruining a pair of rural banana plantation workers by making their dreams come true; thanks to Baton they become futbol stars, but Betoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gambling and Tatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopeless ambition to become a singer ruin them both. Diverting, and you get a lot of Mexico in the movie, but because of its slight patronization, the film is only almost really funny and only almost really tragic; however, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elegantly moraled: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pity, nowadays, wars are mistaken for games and games are mistaken for wars.â&#x20AC;? (RvB) A7<<=;0@3 (R; 96

min.) UCSC grad Cary Fukunagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s startling debut concerns the crossMexico run of a doomed

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gangbanger (Edgar Flores) and the girl who comes to love him, Sayra (Paulina Gaitan). For a young first-time feature filmmaker, Fukunaga has succeeded at reconciling the tragedy and beauty of this life on the run. The movie contains multitudes: pearlescent dawn shots of smoking volcanoes, barrios seen from the crowded top of a freight train. There are lyrical interludes of refuge at stops along the rail yards where the travelers bathe and are fed. Be warned that this passionately told, moody film includes the horrific side of urban Mexican life. Could Sin Nombre be the first post-hip-hop urban movie? (RvB) B63A=:=7AB(PG-13; 117 min.) On again, off again true-life story of a deranged street musician (Jamie Foxx) who turns out to have spent time at Juilliard; this and more is teased out during his troubled friendship with his Boswell (Robert Downey Jr., very good and very dry), an L.A. Times columnist named Steve Lopez. The highlight is the nighapocalyptic view of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boiling homeless encampment, like something out of Bosch. The backstory of Lopezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

romantic troubles, a fictional subplot borrowed from His Girl Friday is by contrast about as believable as a bumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale about why he needs a dollar. Foxx does some artistically athletic turnsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he switches gears fastâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but his hammy, babbling rain-man gets on the nerves, and his acting in the flashback scenes is almost risible. The Soloist demonstrates one of the essential marks of simple-minded scriptwriting: the idea of that the disturbed have a special conduit to the divine. (RvB) AB/@B@39(PG-13;

136 min.) Happily, J.J. Abramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; version of the 40-year-old story is a loving refurbishing of an old structure, rather than a demolishing. Traditions honored include the green babe (Rachel Nichols) and the red-shirted ensign. As Kirk, Chris Pine himself is the ham this sandwich needs. Zachary Quinto is very poised as Spock, the tragic mulatto of space. Abramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tendency to undervillain the picture is redeemed by his making the villain fast, raging and large. Eric Bana, made up so that his face looks like a spiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abdomen, plays Nero, a Romulan renegade escaped from

the future. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only conventional love interest involves Zoe Saldanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Uhuru, drawn to Spock, as who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real tension arises in the partnership between Kirk and Spockâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;two halves of one great leader, calm calculation meeting insane daring. (RvB) AC5/@(R; 120 min.) An unusually honest baseball movie; Algenis Perez Soto plays a Miguel Santos, who got his nickname, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Azucar,â&#x20AC;? either because of his sweet tooth or his easy way around the women. Signed up for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kansas City Knights,â&#x20AC;? he experiences culture shock in the grain belt. Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck show the strangeness of a place like Iowa for a Dominican Republic ĂŠmigrĂŠ like Santos. Sugarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventurousness continues by bypassing both the victory and the noble failure we expect in a baseball film. (RvB) AC<A67<31:3/<7<5

(R; 102 min.) In Albuquerque, two sisters get into the lucrative field of cleaning up after dead bodies. Christine Jeff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostly pleasant comedy of death and bloodshed is lit up like a pink lamp shade by

the ever-lovable Amy Adams and given some dark highlights by Emily Blunt as her grimier sibling. The film seems trampled over by a producerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold feet, but whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left has charm and hard-nosed humor. With Alan Arkin as the feckless father of the sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;looking fit as usual, Arkin; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably get a shovel and bury us all some day. (RvB) F;3<=@757<A( E=:D3@7<3(PG-

13; 108 min.) Gavin Hoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s direction leaves Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CGIcreated avatars either running at each other like horny rhinos or stuck in episodes of slomo stuff-strutting that would have looked novel in Hong Kong action movies of the 1990s. The final fight is more of a video game and so heavily synthesized that few moments have any punch to them. One remembers the first X-Men with Wolverine discussing his claws with Anna Paquin and how it hurt â&#x20AC;&#x153;every time.â&#x20AC;? Here, he brandishes the scimitars, striking sparks off them, like a county fair pitchman demonstrating Ginzus. (RvB)


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Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. www.ambrosiaib.com American and specialty dishes from the British and Emerald Isles. Full bar. Children welcome. Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-6pm. Open daily 11am to 2am. Italian. Ambience reminiscent of a small trattoria in the streets of Italy, serving handmade lasagna, pasta dishes, gnocchi and fresh fish. Wed-Sun, Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 5-9pm. Continental California cuisine. Breakfast all week 6:30-11am, lunch all week 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm. www.seacliffinn.com.

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7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465

meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.

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All day breakfast. Burgers, gyros, sandwiches and 45 flavors of Marianneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Polar Bear ice cream. Open 8am daily.

>/@/27A3ACA67 Japanese. This pretty and welcoming sushi bar serves 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328 superfresh fish in unusual but well-executed sushi combinations. Wed-Mon 11:30am-9pm.

California Continental. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm.



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231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

international wine list and outdoor dining with terrific views in the heart of Capitola Village. Open daily.

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203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

California cuisine. Nightly specials include baby back ribs, prime rib, lobster and crab legs. Daily 7am-2am.

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221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852

Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. American, California-style. With a great bar scene, casually glamorous setting and attentive waitstaff. Full bar. Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 1-10pm. Crepes and more. Featuring the spinach crepe and Tunisian donut. Full bar. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-midnight. Seafood. Fresh seafood, shellfish, Midwestern aged beef, pasta specialties, abundant salad bar. Kids menu and nightly entertainment. Harbor and Bay views. Lunch and dinner daily. Mexican. Serving breakfast all day. Popular for our street tacos and handmade Salvadorian pupusas. Vegetarian options made w/ local fresh vegetables & organic tofu. Daily 9: 30am-9:30pm. Americana. Ribs, steaks and burgers are definitely the stars. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm. California/full-service bakery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Eggs Benedict in Town.â&#x20AC;? Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Halfprice appetizers; wines by the glass. Daily 8am-9pm. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Vegas meets â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s Waikiki. Amazing dining experience in kitchy yet swanky tropical setting. Fresh fish, great steaks, vegetarian. Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close.


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Seafood/California. Fresh catch made your way! Plus many other wonderful menu items. Great view. Full bar. Happy hour Mon-Fri. Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm. Open daily. Italian. La Posta serves Italian food made in the old styleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; simple and delicious. Wed-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-9:30pm and Sun 5-8pm.

Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393 1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700

1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930

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105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020

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2415 Mission St, 831.423.9010

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Japanese Fusion. Sushi bar, sake bar, vegetarian, seafood, steak in fun atmosphere; kids play area; karaoke every night. Open seven days 5-10pm; Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm.

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Thai. Individually prepared with the freshest ingredients, plus ambrosia bubble teas, shakes. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9:30pm. Italian-American. Mouthwatering, generous portions, friendly service and the best patio in town. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am, dinner nightly at 5pm. Irish pub and restaurant. Informal pub fare with reliable execution. Lunch and dinner all day, open Mon-Fri 11:30ammidnight, Sat-Sun 11:30am-1:30am. Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Lunch Wed-Sat noon2pm; dinner Mon-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm, Sun 4-10pm; retail shop Mon 5pm-close, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close. Pizza. Specializing in authentic Sicilian and square pizza. Homemade pasta, fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Hot slices always ready. Sun-Thu 10am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Pizza. Pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, wings, desserts, beers on tap. Patio dining, sports on HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups and catering. Open and delivering Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Sun 11am-midnight.

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Organic Pizza. Everything organic: pizza, lasagna, soup, salad, beer and local wine. Always organic, local produce. Party room seats 32. Weeknights 4-9pm (closed Tue), Fri 4-10pm, Sat 1-10pm, Sun 1-9pm. See menu at www.redwoodpizza.com.

A1=BBAD/::3G $ 63/D3<:G1/43 American. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Large parties Scotts Valley 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd, 831.335.7311 welcome. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:15pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:45pm. $ 87/B3::/¸A Scotts Valley 5600 #D Scotts Valley Dr, 831.438.5005

Cambodian. Fresh kebabs, seafood dishes, soups and noodle bowls with a unique Southeast Asian flair. Beer and wine available. Patio dining. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.

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Mexican. Open for breakfast. We use no lard in our menu and make your food fresh daily. We are famous for our authentic ingredients such as traditional mole from Oaxaca. Lots of vegetarian options. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, weekends 8am-9pm.


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Astrology Free Will

By Rob

1126 Soquel Ave.

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For the week of May 20 /@73A(March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): The f leas infesting dogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; skin have greater leaping power than the f leas on cats. Why do you think that is, Aries? Maybe you should use your waxing brainpower to get to the bottom of this great mystery. Just kidding! While it is true that in the coming weeks you will have unusual skill in deciphering enigmas and clarifying ambiguities, I think you should direct that skill to really important matters that will improve your life for months to comeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not to trivial questions like f leasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jumping abilities.

B/C@CA(April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): Studies show that when most people take a shower, they lather the upper part of their bodies first and make their way down. I recommend that you take the opposite approach this week, Taurus. In fact, I think a similar strategy would be wise in just about everything you do. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Establish yourself at the ground level and then take care of the higher stuff. Pay respect to the roots and then tend to the branches.

53;7<7(May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): A couple I know planned to have their second baby delivered at home with a midwifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help. The father is a physician who assisted with childbirths during his residency, so he and his partner felt confident about conducting their rite of passage outside of the hospital. But once the momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water broke and labor began, everything happened faster than expected. The dad gave the midwife an urgent phone call, but the kid was already crowning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut the umbilical cord right away,â&#x20AC;? the midwife advised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will minimize the shock of transition if the baby can get the hang of breathing while still being nurtured as she has for the last nine months.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what they did. And I hope you will do the metaphorical equivalent, Gemini. Keep getting fed the old way for a while as you learn how to be fed in the new way.

1/<13@(June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): I swerve to avoid running over spiders that cross my path when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m riding my bicycle. While at home, I prefer to shepherd f lies out through an open door or window rather than swat them. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still not sufficiently enlightened that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stopped trying to squash mosquitoes that dive-bomb me while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m falling asleep, however. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working on it, but may need a few more years of meditation before I bring my reverence for all insect life up to the highest level. The way I see it, my fellow Cancerian, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d benefit from working on a similar project in the coming weeks: improving your relationships with inf luences you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a natural affinity for. :3=(July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,â&#x20AC;? wrote anthropologist Margaret Meade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indeed, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only thing that ever has.â&#x20AC;? An excellent example of that occurred during Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revolutionary War against England from 1775 to 1783. Of all the men in the 13 colonies who could have fought for freedom, only 16 percent did. I hope that gives you encouragement as you seek to fix a glitch in the status quo. You and your band of allies have more power than you know. D7@5=(Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): Up to one-tenth of the population is left-handed. Yet for centuries, even as late as the 1950s, there were social stigmas against left-handersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;similar in some ways to the perverse prejudice that has been directed toward homosexuals. So strong was the taboo that many parents tried to convert their naturally left-handed children into righties. Thankfully, this absurd form of repression is now defunct. (Five of the last seven American presidents have been left-handed.) But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good reminder that there are countless other ways in which our culture still attempts to coax us or force us into not being who we really are. But hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the good news: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an excellent time for you Virgos to reject the pressure to be someone else and get back to where you once belonged. Reunite with the person you were destined to be! :70@/(Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): The Tower of Terror is a thrill ride at Disney World. Riders are yanked up and down as they travel along a 199-foot pillar. A Florida woman named Denise Mooty believes this form of amusement is essential to her health. She says the extreme G-forces sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exposed to on the ride help dissipate the fibrous adhesions in her belly. I recommend a similar kind of therapy for you, Libra.

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A1=@>7=(Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your choice, Scorpio. You could be a creative dynamo who changes the course of local historyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or you could be a plain old boring sex maniac. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll it be? We here at the Free Will Astrology Libido Management Center encourage you to at least partially sublimate your unruly mojo into beautiful works of art, innovative business solutions, and brilliant strokes of collaboration. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to stop boinking altogether; just make it the second most important thing you rather than your raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;etre.

A/57BB/@7CA(Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): The planets are conspiring to unleash energies that will touch you in ways you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize you needed to be touched. Any minute now you may begin to feel a pleasurable burning sensation in your soft underbelly, or a prickly wake-up call in your willpower, or a ticklish electricity running through your funny bone. What does it all mean? Maybe nothing. Or maybe it means so much that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possibly analyze its meaning. What a valuable gift that would be! When is the last time you felt free of the need to have to understand everything? 1/>@71=@<(Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): A long-time Capricorn reader named Allison wrote me an apologetic email. She said that she has always loved my horoscopes, and still loves them, but for the foreseeable future sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to stop reading them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take it as an insult, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not,â&#x20AC;? she wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just need to be less subject to outside inf luences for a while. Maybe that will help me get better at paying attention to my own intuition.â&#x20AC;? I understood exactly what she means. According to my analysis, this is one time when you may have to shield yourself from the noise around youâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even the good and interesting noiseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in order to hear your own inner voice better.

/?C/@7CA(Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): Rolling Stone magazine has said that â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s folk singer Tom Rush (born Feb. 8) was a major force in launching the era of the singer/songwriter. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been lying low for a while, though. Recently he came out with his first new studio album in 35 years. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing that, like him, quite a lot of other Aquarians will also be climaxing new creations as 2009 unfoldsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;perhaps even works that are long overdue or that have been extraordinarily slow in the making. And what happens in the next few weeks will be crucial in that process. >7A13A(Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the problems we face in the United States today,â&#x20AC;? said comedian and presidential candidate Pat Paulsen, â&#x20AC;&#x153;can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.â&#x20AC;? With that as your inspiration, Pisces, I urge you to take inventory of your own â&#x20AC;&#x153;immigration policy.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an excellent time to do so, astrologically speaking. Here are some questions to guide you. What inf luences do you allow to pour into your sphere? Are they beneficial for your longterm mental health? What people do you invite to share your resources? Do they bring out the best in you? Do you have smart boundaries that keep out the bad stuff and welcome in the good?

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Open Intermediate Sunday Ballet Class Madelon Curtis has taught all forms of dance for the past 30 years. A SAG/AFTRA/AEA professional dancer, actress, choreographer and teacher. Broad range of experience. Worked at high school, college and professional levels with dancers of all ages/experience. www.madeloncurtis.com

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California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor or materials) be licensed by the Contractors State License Board. State law also requires that contractors include their license number on all advertising. You can check the status of your licensed contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 1-800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed contractors taking jobs that total less than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

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First floor has tile throughout and half bath for guests. Living room has a fireplace. Dining room features a wall to ceiling mirror. Patio overlooks a peaceful arroyo. Nice clean kitchen with breakfast nook and tile counters. 2 full bedrooms, 2 full baths on second floor. Third floor features a small bedroom and an atrium with tile floor for perfect plant maintenance. Call now for a tour of this outstanding townhome! Priced at $415,000. Call Team Thomas with David Lyng R,E. work4-u.com 831/402-2442

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Boulder Creek Commercial Building with Detached Garage and Large Fenced Yard BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!! INCOME PRODUCING HOME AT THE FRONT OF THE SPACIOUS LOT! Home is currently set up as a duplex with each 2 bedroom 1 bath having its own separate gas meter. Both the rear unit of the living area and the commercial building have their own separate private fenced yards. Call TEAM THOMAS with David Lyng R.E. to get started living your dream of being YOUR OWN BOSS when you own the shop! Team Thomas with David Lyng R.E. 831/ 402-2442 or 408/307-4178

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Your home! Call TEAM 40 acres. Timber Preserve Zoning. THOMAS to get your home Creek frontage. Wild and serene. advertised here! WE have been advertising in the Metro Off grid. Private Road. Small Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz ridge top site. Good owner Weekly) for many years and financing offered. $295,000. have a proven track record of Shown by appointment only. reaching buyer and sellers Contact Deborah J. Donner, through this powerful media! Donner Land and Mortgage Co., Call to discuss how to get Inc., Broker at 408/395-5754 or your home sold through all www.donnerland.com the advertising products we use. Can’t give away all of Boulder Creek our secrets but give us a call A Beautiful spot! 16 acres. Pre-site development review so that we can share with you the outlets we utilize for completed. It used to be a MAXIMUM EXPOSURE of helicopter landing pad. Full sun, tremendous views. Easy your home. Give us a call! TEAM THOMAS with David access. Good well. E-Z location. Timber Preserve Zoning. Lyng R.E. 831/ 402-2442 or 408/307-4178 $485,000. Shown by appointment only. Contact Deborah J. Donner, Donner Land and Mortgage Co., Inc. 408/395-5754 or www.donnerland.com

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Notice All real estate advertised in Metro Newspapers is subject to the State and Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status (the presence of children), or national origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. State and locate laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental, or advertising of real estate. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis to the best of our knowledge.

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“Celebrating 20 Years of Artcoaching” The Nationally Acclaimed Seminar “The Art of Showing and Selling Your Art!” Monterey seminar on Saturday May 30th from 10-5pm at the Casa Munras Garden Hotel. Come celebrate and learn from THE expert-Shirley Polovy, professional artist and artcoach. 25 YEARS experience in personal, gallery & corporate sales. Workshop is for artists, art reps, gallery owners and staff, entrepreneurs and reviewers are welcome. For testimonials: artcoaching@montereybay.com Call for personal consultations. Early payment discount. Call Artcoaching 831/641-9244 to register. We will have cake!

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The Divorced Fathers Network Advocates of shared parenting, are proud to announce a new chapter in San Jose. DFN is a nonprofit group offering peer support for divorced fathers with the goal of improving the lives of children, fathers and mothers after divorce. DFN holds free meetings the first and third Tuesday nights of each month in San Jose. Please call 831/335-5855.

Focus Learn How To Meditate And Why! Enjoy life! Calm the mind. Improve relationships. Make better decisions. Meditation and Buddhist View with Reed Sherman. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience necessary. $10 per class. Every Wednesday evening, 7:30-9, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos, 15980 Blossom Hill Rd. Los Gatos, 95032. Call Kelsang Gamo 408/226-0595 for information or visit us at www.MeditationInSanJose.org

Vendors Wanted - It’s Not Too Late 20th Anniversary Boulder Creek Art, Wine and Music Festival May 23- 25 - Memorial Day weekend. Food, artisan, commercial, imports, business, corporate spaces available. Email eventzrus@aol.com or call Michael at 408.504.4162.

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Madelon Curtis has taught all forms of dance for the past 30 years. A SAG/AFTRA/AEA professional dancer, actress, choreographer and teacher. Broad range of experience. Worked at high school, college and professional levels with dancers of all ages/experience. www.madeloncurtis.com

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