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September 16-23, 2009 Vol. 1, No. 20

Curtis Cartier photographs the children of Beach Flats p13

Coastal Cleanup Moves Upstream p11 | Jazz Lives Large at MJF p30

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agreement ssays: agreement ays: â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Th he S Santa anta C Cruz ruz C City ity Water Department pursue W ater D epartment iintends ntends tto op ursue . . . a desalination plant The parties d esalination p lant . . . Th he p arties aagree gree tthat hat . . . Phase Two phases) would bee P hase T wo ((and and ssubsequent ubsequent p hases) w ould b iimplemented mplemented tto o aaccommodate ccommodate ffuture uture ggrowth rowth iin n demandâ&#x20AC;? U,,â&#x20AC;? P Posts). ssystem ystem d emandâ&#x20AC;? ((â&#x20AC;&#x153;Desal â&#x20AC;&#x153;Desal aand nd U osts). You would have You would would tthink hink tthat hat tthis his w ould h ave been off M Mr. Kocherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s b een tthe he eend nd o r. K ocherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cclaim laim tthat hat tthe he desalination plant no way d esalination p lant iiss â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;in in n ow ay llinked inked tto o aany ny off tthe UCâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Santa Cruz eexpansion xpansion o he U Câ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Santa C ruz ccampus. ampus.â&#x20AC;? However, Sept. Mr. Kocher H owever, iin n tthe he S ept. 9 iissue, ssue, M r. K ocher cclaims: laims: proposed desalination project not â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Th he p roposed d esalination p roject . . . iiss n ot designed, orr iintended, UCSC d esigned, o ntended, tto o aaccommodate ccommodate U CSC Arguments Desal, Bullhorn). ggrowthâ&#x20AC;? rowthâ&#x20AC;? ((â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x153;The A rguments ffor or D esal,â&#x20AC;? B ullhorn). Mr. most misstatement Mr. Kocherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kocherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s m ost rrecent ecent m isstatement pretends UCSC-city p retends tthat hat tthe he ssigned igned U CSC-city aagreement greement doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t does, d oesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eexist. xist. IItt d oes, aand nd iitt eexplicitly xplicitly ssays ays tthat hat pursue desalination tthe he ccity ity â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;intendsâ&#x20AC;? intendsâ&#x20AC;? tto op ursue tthe he d esalination plant p lant tto o â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;accommodate accommodate ffuture uture ggrowth. rowth.â&#x20AC;? Gary G ary P Patton, atton, Santa Cruz Santa C ruz

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SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY SEPT 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THURSDAY SEPT 24 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enchanting & irrestible! Completely appealing... This grand, colorful crowd-pleaser deserves to be one of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest movies! Rapturousâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;SF Chronicle

Film Capsules <3E1/>A 1:=C2GE7B6 /16/<13=4 ;3/B0/::A (PG; 90

RenĂŠe Zellweger, Eric McCormick, Chris Noth, Steven Weber & Kevin Bacon (R) Daily: (2:20), (4:40), 7:15, 9:30 plus Sat, Sun (11:50am)


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masterpiece! An entertaining American pop art fairy tale.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Variety

Brad Pitt IN QUENTIN TARANTINOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

min.) Animated tale of a town where food tumbles from the sky. Featuring the voices of James Caan, Mr. T, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg and Will Forte. (Opens Fri at Cinema 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) 3B(1982) After Close


Encounters, Steven Spielberg was set to make a dark invasionthemed flick called Night Skies, about some aliens who terrorize a

(3:00), 6:00, 9:00* plus Sat, Sun (12 noon) *No 9pm Show Thursday 24th only!




(2:45), (4:50). 7:00*, 9:15 plus Sat, Sun (12:45) *No 7pm show Thursday 24th only!


Midnights @ The Del Mar

family. Apparently this plan did not please his extraterrestrial masters, because somehow that turned into E.T. Millions of unsold cartridges of what some consider the worst video game of all time followed. (Plays at Cinema 9 on Thu at 8pm.) (SP) B637<4=@;/<B (R; 108 min.) See review, page 41. (Opens Fri at 41st Avenue, Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) 83<<743@¸A0=2G (R; 102 min.) Diablo Cody of Juno fame wrote the screenplay for this teen horror flick about a

cheerleader who gets possessed and starts ripping up her classmates. Oh my blog, scary! (Opens Fri at Cinema 9 and Green Valley.) (SP) :=@</¸AA7:3<13

(R; 113 min.) Belgian drama about two Albanian emigrants who get wrapped up in a complicated money-formarriage scheme in order to finance their dream of running a snack bar. I have tried this several times, it never works. (Opens Fri at the Nick.) (SP) :=D36/>>3<A

(PG-13; 109 min.)


Aaron Eckhart plays a bestselling self-help author whose book helps people deal with grief ? But could it be that he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t faced the tragedy in his own life? And that only the love of Jennifer Aniston can make him do that? Signs point to yes! (Opens Fri at Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) (SP) ;G=<3/<2=<:G

(PG-13; 116 min.) Well-appointed but wearisomely chipper memoir in which RenĂŠe Zellweger plays a single mother of the 1950s, prone to serial

Movie reviews by Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack

monogamy and serial adventures. Zellweger has vivacity enough, but this Auntie Mameâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;like road movie treats her like a traffic-stopping beauty. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s separated from her husband (Kevin Bacon), a noted bandleader; meanwhile she haphazardly parents two children: the all but openly gay Robbie (Mark Rendall) and his stepbrother, and our narrator, George (Logan Lerman), a writer-to-be dazzled by J.D. Salinger. The production design by Brian Morris, the music by Mark Isham

and the photography by Marco Pontecorvo are all of a high quality. The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s urban locations are expensive looking. But scarcely a minute of My One and Only rings true: from little things like a lady leaving her purse at a table with a man sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned not to trust, or bigger moments like a pumped-up scene of a robbery-minded hitchhiker. David Koechner does some very good work here as a Midwestern paint company magnate. (Opens Fri at Del Mar.) (RvB)

Showtimes are for Wednesday, Sept. 16, through Wednesday, Sept. 23, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

Fun! Prizes! Capt. Mal! Joss Whedonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Serenity (PG-13)

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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(PG-13; 99 min.) No one is doing what Sandra Bullock does, walking the line between glamour and girl-next-door, producing her own comedies and getting mileage out of being a New Jersey girl in a Fifth Avenue body, a quick fast lady in world too slow for her. But All About Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;despite a sturdy screwball comedy scriptâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;shows that Bullock may have to move on to a new stage. Bullock plays Mary Magdalene Horowitz, a Sacramento crossword puzzle composer still living at home with her parents, who is set up on a blind date with Steve (Bradley Cooper), a cameraman from â&#x20AC;&#x153;CCN News.â&#x20AC;? Mary falls madly in love at first sight and starts chasing Steve around the country. Thomas Haden Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as a straight-faced, splendidly conceited newsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; takes up some of the slack as Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-worker, who mischievously encourages Mary in her pursuit. (RvB) 1=:2A=C:A(PG13; 108 min.) Surreal, Charlie-Kaufmanesque comedy features Paul Giamatti playing himself, in a world where souls can be removed and traded.

Thus is Paris Hilton finally explained. (SP) 27AB@71B'(R; 113 min.) Humans and alien refugees live in close and uncomfortable proximity in Johannesburg in dystopian sci-fi thriller by Neill Blomkamp. The story is told documentary style, as we follow the mysterious disappearance of Wikus (Sharito Copley), a human employee of Multi-National United. During a raid on the alien camp, Wikus is sprayed with some alien fluid. After this incident, we can cut and paste in much of David Cronenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of The Fly, as the smarmy Wikus begins to mutate, losing his fingernails and teeth. Producer Peter Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand is visible in the flawless animation of the bug creatures. All of the most interesting parts of this storyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; about the otherness of the aliensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are kept offcamera. (RvB) 3FB@/1B(R; 98 min.)

The new film from Mike Judge (Office Space and Idiocracy)is a comedy of cuckoldry and castration. Joel (Jason Bateman) runs a small company. His wife, Suzie (Kristen Wiig), is on a sex strike. At Joelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workplace, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing but chaos; the employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; prejudices make for squabbles. Enter a hot little grifter named Cindy (Mila Kunis). Hoping for a fair shot at her, Joel takes the worthless advice of his old pal Dean (Ben Affleck). Some good laughs and quotable bits here, particularly a running joke about Suzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweatpants, fastened with the security of a chastity belt. (RvB) 47</:23AB7</B7=< !2(R; 81 min.) A 60

Minutesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;style exposĂŠ on Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crumbling infrastructure, cast with characters for whom one feels about as much empathy as one would if they were crash-test dummies. When the premonition-wracked Nick (Bobby Campo) saves his friends from flying engine blocks and race car wheels, a frustrated Death goes after them all in more baroque ways. I admired

the scene of a mother at a beauty parlor being tended by a pair of beauticians acting like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in Sartreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Maids, among a riot of malfunctioning machinery. Then, also, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a swastikatattooed tow-truck driver immolated in the middle of trying to organize a cross-burning. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one character worth sparing is George (Mykelti Williams), a security guard who tries to kill himself: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just trying to give God what I think he wants.â&#x20AC;? That God hates us and wants us all dead is the underscored message of this unusually unpretentious and honestly misanthropic snuff film; the elationproducing death mechanisms in 3-D are worthy of the Coyote and the Roadrunner. The demise of the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total macho butthole Hunt (Nick Zano), staged at the swimming pool of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forest Lawn Country Club,â&#x20AC;? is pretty ingenious even by the standards of the franchise. (RvB) #2/GA=4 AC;;3@(PG-13; 95

min.) Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a greeting-card writer, has his heart broken by a girl he knew for about two years. She was called Summer (Zooey Deschanel). As Tom recalls this tale in random-accessed moments, we begin to see the bigger picture. (500) Days of Summer is allegedly an antiromantic film, but the result is yet another alterna-date movieâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a little brighter, a little more referential, than usual. The scenes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go on so long that they wear out their welcome. And yet itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so full of negative spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;places where jokes could have been planted, places where the characters could have been deepened. If only director Marc Webb had spent as much time thinking how to fill in the blanks as he spent murmuring, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be Annie Hall for our generation.â&#x20AC;? (RvB) 6/<5=D3@(R; 100

min.) A well-built, good-looking and satisfyingly low comedy.

A quartet of Southern California types heads to Vegas for a bachelor party. They are: kittywhipped, Larry-like Stu (Ed Helms), confident but wrongheaded Moe-style leader Phil (Bradley Cooper) and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one-man wolf packâ&#x20AC;? Alan, played by the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standout, Zach Galifianakis. Director Todd Phillips solidly builds the situations, thinking up strategies to bolster the risky comedy. (RvB)


A3@3<7BG (2005) Serenity was clearly bound for cult moviedom from day one, being based on a cult TV show, Firefly, from a â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s cult icon, Joss Whedon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a movie that definitely has a polarizing effect. I personally consider it the second coming of Star Wars (unlike The Phantom Menace, which was the fake second coming of Star Wars). It has the sharpest, most entertaining writing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen in a sciencefiction film. The plot is solid B-movie stuff about the Little Spaceship That Could, but the political and philosophical underpinnings are, for my money, the most interesting in a sci-fi film since Blade Runner. (Plays at the Del Mar on Fri and Sat at midnight.) (SP)

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160 min.) Quentin Tarantinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holocaust film is the shouldhave-been true story of Operation Kino, the plot to destroy Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gang through their own love for cinema. Participants in the plot include sweetheart of the Reich Bridget von Hammersmark (Diana Kruger, never better); a mysterious Parisian movie-theater owner known as Emmanuelle Mimieux (Melanie Laurent) and a drawling British film critic-turnedcommando (Michael Fassbender). Opposing these flawed heroes is the smiling-serpent Christoph Waltz as Hans â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Jew Hunterâ&#x20AC;? Walda. The loose cannons running around are the Basterds themselves, a band of homicidal Jewish guerrillas indebted to their leader, Brad Pittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aldo Raine, for 100 Nazi scalps. Yet this is a genuine art movie; nothing is as rapt here as Tarantinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swoon over a beautiful girl on a ladder. Here in cinema form is an essay about Tarantinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fascination with and distate for the war film. (RvB) 7B;756B53B:=C2

(R; 105 min.) The trio of Jack White, the Edge and Jimmy Page got together for a summit meeting in a studio for It Might Get Loud, Davis Guggenheimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine documentary paean to the electric guitar. What happens is not really more than a sum of its parts, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gratifying to see three such first-rate guitarists stumbling over the tricky chords of the Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Weightâ&#x20AC;? just like all of us campfire jammers. (RvB)

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13; 123 min.) Meryl Streepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatnessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;her facility with accents, her plasticity and that uncompromising quality every really lasting actress has to haveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has been used to portray the limits of human suffering. In Julie & Julia, Streep gets to kick up her heels. She has such fun with the part of the cookbook writer Julia Child that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistently intoxicating to watch. Streep continues at full sail through the film, elevated a bit on a high heels and trotting with the happy clunkiness of a Clydesdale. Childsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; distinctive voiceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the whoop of surprise, the trill and warble when she talkedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;makes Streepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the film enthralling. But there had to be some way to hold the film together, and sure enough disaster befalls. Half of this film is based on the hustledinto-print book version of a blog by Julie Powell about replicating all of Childsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recipes. Amy Adams plays Julie, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a horror. Director Nora Ephron tries for frankness in her script by having Julie Powell call herself a bitch. That isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to rehab her. (RvB)

title character, voiced by Elijah Wood, is a doll-size creature with a zipper front and camera lenses for eyes. As he awakes, the Age of Man has just come to a noisy end. The only living creatures are these mysterious living dolls and their hunters: killer androids made of bones and servos. The creature 9 encounters some of his fellow creatures: 2, a wise old man; then comes the ninja girl 7 (voiced by Jennifer Connelly), a warrior with a seagull skull for a helmet. Most important somehow is a ponderous, selfimportant bishop (Christopher Plummer). The crew make their way through one hazard after another in this film designed for younger viewers. (RvB) >=<G= (G; 107 min.) The wizardly Hiyao Miyazakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful, gentle animated entertainment for children. On a Japanese beach of today, 5-yearold Sosuke (voiced by Frankie Jonas) finds a magic talking goldfish with a human head. Ponyo (Noah Lindsey Cyrus) is happy to live in a bucket, but she sickens in captivity. A

the local dairy farmer Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy) to see about renting his pastures for a concert. Lee keeps the big event mostly offscreen. The festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chaos helps Elliot take the cork out of his bottled-up sexuality. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to make a good movie about this event; the younger the viewer, the sicker they are of hearing about it. Taking Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serene appreciation for a passing time makes this one of the best fictional movies about the 1960s. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the history lover in Schamus and Lee that appreciates Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B/97<5E==2AB=19 uniqueness, and its ultimately transitory (R; 128 min.) Ang Lee nature. (RvB) and James Schamus bring their customary BG:3@>3@@G¸A7 historical density to 1/<2=0/2/::0G this view of the three;GA3:4 (R; 95 min.) day-long music festival Taraji P. Henson stars as in upstate New York, a self-centered nightclub August 1969. Based on singer who refuses to Elliot Tiberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memoir, accept her orphan nieces the film tells the story of and nephews in Tyler Elliot (Demetri Martin) Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slightly-lesstrying his best to keep draggy family drama. the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decaying E67B3=CB(R; 96 Catskills motel open in min.) Kate Beckinsale the summer of 1969. makes an ill advised After hearing that a and briefly nude visit nearby community is to Antarctica where she going to cancel a huge and her crew run into a rock concert because psycho killer with all the of fear of rampaging added fun of six months hippies, Elliot has the of permanent night. inspiration to contact

mystical rogue wave takes her back home. We learn that Ponyoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father is a weary undersea wizard, Fujimoto (Liam Neeson). This former human seeks to heal the oceans with magic. Fujimoto was once the lover (or husband) of the colossal sea goddess Gran Mamare (Cate Blanchett). Ozuworthy moments of enchantment appear throughout. Avoiding clear stories of good and evil, Miyazaki is both Buddhist and animist, telling of the opposition of creative and destructive forces. (RvB)

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HEF MICHAEL CLARK got his start at the age of 13, â&#x20AC;&#x153;washing pots and pans at Whitbreadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breweryâ&#x20AC;? in the south of England. Years later, while commuting to work at Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Savoy Hotel each day, he had time to read the collected works of John Steinbeck. That was it. Clark decided to live on Cannery Row. From the kitchens of Pebble Beach Lodge to the Brennan House in Watsonville, Clark became California restaurant-savvy while starting up his celebrated catering company. After more than a decade Clark sold Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catering and in 2001 opened Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Main in Soquel. Next month he joins in a new festival of local cuisine, Santa Cruz Restaurant Week, offering $25 prix fixe menus for seven indulgent days.

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MICHAEL CLARK: The great thing about catering is you know exactly how many people, how much food to put out, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of control. But people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize the amount of work. Clint Eastwood would call up and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to set up a dinner on the beach. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the middle of nowhere, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re practically camping. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run out of food and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget one single thing. With restaurants, on the other hand, you can do all the pre-planning, and then something happens. You expect a full restaurant and suddenly thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only two tables. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sweating bullets, how will you pay employees? On the flip side, a usually slow day, like Sunday, might suddenly be completely packed. Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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(Laughter.) Actually, my wife Denise is very good in the kitchen. The only time that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll let me cook is when we have guests. Truthfully, everything in our house is food-oriented. Every book, every magazine. My wife is a foodie, too so even all our travel is food-oriented. We just came back from Buenos Aires, where we went to all the wineries. EVObRWaVR]g]caVO[SZSaaZgZ]dS-

I was fortunate to be invited on a fishing trip to Canada and brought back wild salmon. Cooking that salmonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ah, I can just taste it now. When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to get a beautiful piece of grass-fed beef, or special pork from TLC Ranchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy. 6Oa`SabOc`O\bT]]RU]bbS\PSbbS`-

Oh, by far. Restaurants have gotten better. Biggest change is quality of food and how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grown. People are more aware of what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eating. When I started there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any spring mix, there was iceberg lettuce. Now there are all those wonderful, fresh organic ingredients.

SANTA CRUZ RESTAURANT WEEK is Oct. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 at participating restaurants. Visit www.santacruz for more info.

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Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide

Our selective list of area restaurants includes those that have been favorably reviewed in print by Santa Cruz Weekly food critics and others that have been sampled but not reviewed in print. All visits by our writers are made anonymously, and all expenses are paid by Metro Santa Cruz. AG;0=:A;/23A7;>:3(+C\RS`+#+$ + O\Rc^

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207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610

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7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987

Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. 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.

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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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104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888

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.



1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

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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.

$$$ Capitola


203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

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

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$$ Santa Cruz


1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588


110 Church St, 831.429.2000

$$ Santa Cruz



Santa Cruz

2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

$ Santa Cruz

460 Seventh Ave, 831.477.2908

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994


$$ Santa Cruz


$$ Santa Cruz


303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770

1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135


Santa Cruz

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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516 Front St, 831.421.0706 8=6<<G¸A6/@0=@A723

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

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$$ Santa Cruz


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


Santa Cruz

555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

$$ Santa Cruz


1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930

$$ Santa Cruz

105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020

$$ Santa Cruz

2415 Mission St, 831.423.9010

$$ Santa Cruz

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.




710 Front St, 831.427.4444

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There can be some stress. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a 30-year professional and you know everything inside out and people come in and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re afraid theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get peanuts or something theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re allergic to. People are asking me constantly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in it? Do you use this or that?â&#x20AC;? It can be hard to please everyone. When I started in the business, white sugar was the enemy. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s f lourâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and just when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really mastered sourdough bread!



I do, I confess. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat as much as I used to, but a little bit after a meal, it closes things. Then you can move to the living room for some port. Civilized.

When Mrs. Johnson comes in for her cake and sayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s its lovely, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great. You feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re contributing to the joie de vivre of the community.


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By Rob Brezsny

For the week of September 16 /@73A(March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): To the thug who stole my Chevy Malibu from its parking place while I was recording an album in San Francisco back in 1991: I forgive you. To the lovely and talented Artemisia, who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring herself to fall in love with me as we partied at the Burning Man festival back in 2001: I forgive you. To the agent who helped my writing career so much but also cheated me out of thousands of dollars: I forgive you. To any Aries readers who hate it when I refer to my personal life in their horoscopes, and would much rather I confine myself to talking about them: I forgive you, and recommend that you engage in a more thorough and profound version of the cleansing I just illustrated.

B/C@CA(April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): The old saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have your cake and eat it tooâ&#x20AC;? suggests that maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good idea to go out on dates with a variety of lovers while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re engaged to be married. Nostradamus scholar John Hogue has taken the spirit of this idea and created a variation that I think applies to you right now, Taurus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have your past and your future, too,â&#x20AC;? he says. In other words, you cannot fully embrace the exciting and daunting possibilities that loom ahead of you if you also insist on immersing yourself in the pleasures of the past. You can either have the old ways or the new ways, but not both.

53;7<7(May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): According to my astrological analysis, you currently have a certain resemblance to a vacuum cleaner or a hungry baby or a min-black hole. Every time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve turned my meditations to the Gemini tribe, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hearing a psychic version of a giant sucking sound. What does it all mean? I sense that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re especially voracious right now, almost insatiableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re inclined to engorge and absorb any old thing that you happen to find in front of you. Are my speculations true? If so, I hope and pray that all the things youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finding in front of you are healthy for you. But just in case some of them are not: Would you consider exercising some discrimination about what you allow to enter into the sacred temple of your body and mind? 1/<13@(June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): These days, your gods can kick the butts of everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gods. Likewise, your lawyers and agents and sidekicks can most likely outwit, outdo and out-wrestle everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial to note that if you try to work alone, you will not be able to kick other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s butts, let alone the butts of their gods, lawyers, agents and sidekicks. The skills of your allies will be indispensable. The way I see it, your test in the coming days will be to overcome any tendency you might have to indulge in pathological levels of self-sufficiency as you cultivate a greater capacity to ask for and receive help. :3=( July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all mutants,â&#x20AC;? read the headline of a report on the latest genetic research. It turns out that like everyone else, you have between 100 and 200 mutations in your DNAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;absolutely new characteristics that were not passed down to you by your parents. To gather the evidence for this revelation, scientists had to sort through huge amounts of data; there are thousands of genes but only a few mutations. A Chinese scientist who was a member of the research team said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;finding this tiny number of mutations was more difficult than finding an antâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s egg in an emperorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rice store.â&#x20AC;? I predict that you will soon have a comparable experience, Leo: From an overwhelming array of choices, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to locate the rare catalysts you need.

D7@5=(Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a device on the market that claims to age wine very quickly. The makers of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clef du Vinâ&#x20AC;? say that by using their simple technology, you can â&#x20AC;&#x153;accelerate the aromatic development of the wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s f lavor and soften its structure.â&#x20AC;? So dramatic is the supposed effect that â&#x20AC;&#x153;one second of the device in the wine is equal to one yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age.â&#x20AC;? I believe that you now have the metaphorical equivalent of this marvel, Virgo. This temporary talent wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work on wine, but it could perform wonders with other processes that would benefit from having their evolution expedited.

:70@/(Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): â&#x20AC;&#x153;The soft-minded person always fears change,â&#x20AC;? said one of my favorite transformers, Martin Luther King Jr. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.â&#x20AC;? The corollary to Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pronouncement is that changes are less likely to be painful if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not afraid of them.

According to my astrological analysis, Libra, none of that stuff will be an issue for you in the coming weeks. As you slip into a phase of riotous growth, I expect you will have abundant access to previously dormant reserves of courage and tough-mindedness.

A1=@>7=(Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): Studies show that many people believe their attendance at a sports event impacts the outcome of the game. They are obviously suffering from a ridiculous delusion, right? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re enthralled by the kind of magical thinking that our primitive ancestors engaged in, right? Normally Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say yes, but not right now, not for you Scorpios. For a limited time only, your presence at events where people congregate may exert an uncanny inf luence far beyond the power of logic to explain. Your opinions will carry more weight than usual, and your power to shape group dynamics will be at a peak.

A/57BB/@7CA(Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m reading the astrological omens correctly, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re now ensconced in a smooth groove and not even close to being stuck in a cluttered rut. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making the right moves for the best reasons, and never trying to get ahead at the expense of others. During a grace period like this, I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be wise to convene what I call a problem team. A problem team is a posse of smart allies whose task it is to dream up every possible glitch that could threaten to undermine your efforts in the coming weeks. They lead you through dry runs that test your ref lexes and prime your resourcefulness, thereby making those glitches unlikely to occur.

1/>@71=@<(Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): While Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty much a genius when it comes to the meaning of Kurt Cobainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrics, the art of cooking perfect scrambled eggs and the secrets of being a good listener, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an absolute idiot about how a car engine works, how to make money on eBay and how to craft a foreign policy that would deal effectively with Pakistan. What about you, Capricorn? What are dumb about? This is an excellent time to cure your ignorance about any subject that will be important for you to be smarter about in the future. /?C/@7CA( Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): The following projects would be excellent ways for you to spend your time in the coming weeks: 1. Attend a fantasy camp where you learn rodeo tricks. (They might come in handy during committee meetings and collaborative efforts in the next six months.) 2. Teach a worthy candidate the intricacies of licking your nuzzle spots. (It no longer makes sense to expect people to read your mind). 3. Scratch an itch that has been subliminally bugging you. (Unless of course you find some value in being subliminally bugged.) 4. Solicit lively information from a devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advocate, a sexy mother, and a world traveler. (You need exposure to people whose perspectives will pry open a couple of the closed areas of your mind).

>7A13A(Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): Your quest has come to a fork, Pisces. Down one path lies a tumultuous obsessionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a compulsive, tormented hunt like Captain Ahabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pursuit of Moby Dick. In the other direction, a graceful chase beckons, more in the manner of Sir Galahadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure-hearted search for the Holy Grail. Choose one fork and your quarry will be beastly, impossible and frustrating. If you choose the other fork, your quarry will be magical, earthy and transformative.

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Carmel Valley Beauty and privacy can be yours with this Carmel Valley cabin on over 13 acres with incredible views over the bay, ocean and mountains near Tassajara springs. Rare opportunity to own this special retreat property bordering the Ventana wilderness. Listed at $395,000. Visit Terry at Pacific Sun Properties 831/345-2053

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DON’T MISS THE BUYER TAX CREDIT THIS YEAR! Visit my website for information on the tax credit available for first time buyers. Haven’t bought a home in the last three years? You may qualify too! Josh Thomas Real Estate (831) 402-2442

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This piece of history is wonderful opportunity to own a beautiIf you are looking for an agent ful Victorian Estate on a 1/2+ that works full time, acre lot. 7 bedrooms, 3 baths weekends, evenings and actual- lends many possibilities. ly answers his phone then you Hardwood flooring, 2 fireplaces, have found him! Call Josh 2 car detached garage, spaThomas Real Estate (831) 402- cious attic. 831-638-1855 2442 Cell: 831-801-1222

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• Tip 5. Auto. Give your car a thorough cleaning, wax, replace window wipers, get a tune up.



• Tip 6. Air out pillows, blankets, comforters, sweaters. Either hang outdoors or air-fluff in the dryer.


• Tip 7. Closet capers. Review your apparel. If you have not worn it in the last year consider donating. Thoroughly clean closet. • Tip 8. Computer revamp. Remove to trash all data that has been hanging around for no purpose. Back up all data. Clean computer and components.

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• Tip 2. Clean cameras, vacuums, any small appliances. Take them to be professionally serviced if necessary. Clean up tools, organize, clean garage, storage sheds.

• Tip 4. Emergency supplies. Be prepared for power outages with supplies of matches, candles, water, canned food and get out that crank-up radio. Check/service your generator.

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Chilly mornings and evenings, fall is on its way. Season changes are a good time to accomplish tasks we need to do so we can get into the next season in an organized manner, with more free time to enjoy it. Here are 10 maintenance tips to get done by the end of October. The best way to get things done is to put them on an annual calendar. Put target dates for the below tasks there too, spreading them out and try to make them fun and enjoyable. In the next column we will tackle home maintenance featuring a guest writer "Mr. Maintenance". > • Tip 1. Battery check. A good time to check batteries in flashlights and in smoke detectors is on daylight savings when clock batteries can also be checked. Don't forget portable radios. Buy extra batteries.

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