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most of of that that year year went went merrily merrily by, by, a most superbly orchestrated orchestrated postponement postponement of of superbly responsibility. That Th hat one one night, night, Dec. Dec. 1, 1, a responsibility. single serious serious moment moment peeking peeking around around single the corner corner of of all all those those untroubled untroubled hours hours the of university university life, life, was was the the night night the the of draft lottery lottery was was held. held. I remember remember it it draft clearly. All All the the girls girls in in the the dorm dorm huddled huddled clearly. around a radio radio in in the the lobby lobby to to listen listen for for around our boyfriendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boyfriendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; birth birth dates dates to to be be called. called. our Other than than that, that, we we displayed displayed with with Other casual panache panache the the blissful blissful ignorance ignorance casual expected of of college college freshmen freshmen by by taking taking expected pleasure not not only only in in the the natural natural world world pleasure but in in the the social social and and academic academic worlds worlds but as well, well, all all three three fusing fusing to to make make our our as one utopia. utopia. Then, Then, a few few months months later, later, I one met up up with with my my particular particular moment moment in in met history. history. It was was the the evening evening of of April April 30, 30, 1970, 1970, It Thursday. In In the the middle middle of of a film f ilm a Thursday. festival that that had had been been going going on on all all week, week, festival someone from from the the projection projection room room someone interrupted with with the the announcement, announcement, interrupted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just just learned learned that that Nixon Nixon has has sent sent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve troops into into Cambodia. Cambodia.â&#x20AC;? The The atmosphere atmosphere troops of the the auditorium auditorium had had been been quite quite the the of party, so so the the seriousness seriousness with with which which the the party, statement was was made made didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t register. register. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d statement been acting acting like like kids, kids, throwing throwing popcorn popcorn been and paper paper airplanes, airplanes, applauding, applauding, and hissing and and booing, booing, and and shouting shouting out out hissing comments. The The film f ilm we we were were watching, watching, comments. Bambi Meets Meets Godzilla, Goddzilla, had had sent sent our our Bambi already high high spirits spirits over over the the top. top. already But when when the the projector projector was was turned turned But off and and the the statement statement was was repeated, repeated, my my off feelings changed changed from from playful playful to to shocked shocked feelings and hurt. hurt. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know know it it yet, yet, but but that that and announcement would would fix f ix the the moment moment announcement in my my personal personal history, history, much much like like the the in announcement of of President President Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement assassination had had fixed f ixed the the moment moment in in assassination many peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal personal histories histories seven seven many years before, before, when when I was was 13. 13. Following Following years that incident, incident, I had had seen seen stunned stunned that teachers and and crying crying girls girls in in the the hall, hall, teachers but felt felt nothing. nothing. Here, Here, at at 19, 19, I did did have have but feelings for for my my country, country, my my homeland. homeland. feelings Something like like Nixon Nixon going going into into Something Cambodia, a decision decision of of such such magnitude, magnitude, Cambodia, went straight straight to to the the heart. heart. went The next next morning morning I walked walked over over The to The The Hub, Hub, a popular popular meeting meeting place place to on campus, campus, to to hear hear the the latest latest news news of of on the war. war. I ran ran into into a young young woman woman the professor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What â&#x20AC;&#x153;What are are we we going going to to professor.

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On Saturday afternoon, the campus was in a state of nervous anticipationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;of what, no one was sure. Rumors circulated that there was going to be another gathering that evening. Rumor became reality. As we stood on the commons, waiting for something to happen, someone near me, looking over at the ROTC building, got the idea to burn it down. That sounded like fun. There was a motorcycle parked nearby, and a couple of us thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gee, you know, we could siphon some gas out of the tank and splatter it all over the building.â&#x20AC;? There was a dumpster next to the ROTC building. Someone else thought we could get the trash in it going with a rag soaked in gasoline from the motorcycle, and then push it into the building to see if that would do the job. I had not been what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d call a radicalized student, but in less than 24 hours I was swept up in the political current, concocting the burning of buildings. While we were thinking, others were acting, and the fire department was called out. The crowd tried hard to cut the fire hose they had placed on the field next to the ROTC building. It was pretty tough stuff, but we pulled off some slashes. There was a photographer present. By the look of his camera, he was a professional. He was trying to take pictures of what we were doing when some of the students struggled with him for the camera, got him to the ground, and took it. An older woman saw this and cried out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep it calm. Please, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep it calm.â&#x20AC;? I was moved by the pain in her face. I had never experienced such violence before, but it seemed maybe she had. A line of people, the length of the field, held onto the fire hose, trying to keep it from the firefighters as we continued trying to cut it. It was heavy and we were clumsy, so our efforts were ineffectual. The crowd, by now a mob, decided to march downtown, and by â&#x20AC;&#x153;decidedâ&#x20AC;? I mean that they followed whoever had the loudest voice and the most aggressive manner. A fellow I knew, who had literally starved himself to get out of the draft, was leading the crowd downtown, creating a path of destruction as he went. Some looted parking meters. Others threatened cars that were in the wrong place at the wrong time. One, with a family inside, was close enough for me to catch the momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye. She hurriedly locked her door and had her children do the same. The fear on her face startled me. That night I returned to campus and saw that the ROTC building was now in full blaze. Somehow, somebody had had

success in the effort. For several hours, everyone there stared, mesmerized by the fire. When it was nothing more than a pile of burnt rubble, we were herded back to the dorms. A group of us got caught in The Pit, the central area of one of the dorm complexes. Jammed together and fearful of more of the tear gas that had been directed our way that afternoon, we could have succumbed to paranoia. Instead, guitars and drums appeared and we partied. All night long helicopters flew by. They were loud, and their searchlights in the dorm windows kept us awake. We thought we were under siege, but it seemed more like a siege in a toy war. Cowboys and Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this is how we spoke of it.

All of a sudden we were running again, presumably just ahead of the next barrage of gas vapors. But then I heard pinging and something whoosh by my head. I looked to my left and saw a car window shatter. Sunday morning a convoy of trucks and army tanksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;tanks!â&#x20AC;&#x201D;moved slowly down the main street of Kent. Now we were calling it the Boy Scout Jamboree, but it was nothing of the sort. It was the National Guard, our citizen soldiers, the ones we call to action during national emergencies. But we were just Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kids. How could this be a national emergency? In fact, while we waited outside of Kent Hall to hear the outcome of the negotiations taking place that afternoon, some of us girls flirted with the Guardsmen. They were from Akron, only 10 miles from Kent. One of them was cute. As I put flowers in the muzzle of his 3

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n the evening, a group of us conducted a sit-in at an intersection near the entrance to campus. For what seemed like hours, we waited for an official who, we had been told, would come and talk to us. Then I noticed Guardsmen at the back edges of the crowd, quietly surrounding us. Others noticed it, too. Mayhem again. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d run so much over the weekend that the feeling of being chased became a feeling of being hunted. At one point, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d actually stampeded a Cyclone fence down because it blocked the only way out. Unarmed, the thought of fighting never arose. A rally had been scheduled for Monday, and despite an injunction, it took place. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what we expected to come out of it or how we were planning to resolve the situation. I went down to the commons when all of a sudden we were running again, presumably just ahead of the next barrage of gas vapors. But then I heard pinging and something whoosh by my head. I looked to my left and saw a car window shatter. I looked to my right and saw a student fall. I heard someone yell, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shooting! Get down!â&#x20AC;? I felt something hit my leg. I dove under a bush. Panic was in the air. Though everyone was crying and calling out to their friends, a strange silence had settled on the whole area. It was then that I wanted to shoot whoever was behind me because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the National Guard was, where Nixon was, where my country was, and I hated them. I wanted to kill and I knew

I could. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had a gun in my hand, I would have been shooting blindly, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certain of it, and that moment stands by itself, separate from all else. Turning, I stared in the direction of the onslaught, but the only thing I could see was the movie screen of my mind. On it was footage of me in third or fourth grade, standing with all of my classmates, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But now, suddenly, I had been stripped of everything, of all those beliefs that had protected me. I watched one of the four die. Some people were stooping over her. A guy wiped out her mouth, flinging pink and white matter from his hand. Maybe she had vomited, or maybe it was flesh and guts, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure. He tried to give her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I watched, but it was not a person I was watching. It was a biological organism. It was a body straining hard to breathe, or maybe that was the futile breaths of her rescuer, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure. He lifted his head and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone.â&#x20AC;? My first thought was that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d fainted. Then I understood she was dead. In a daze, I also watched as a friend of mine, Scott, was taken away on a stretcher. He had been shot in the neck. Those of us left behind after the ambulances drove off tried to have some kind of civil discussion about what to do next, but it was no use. We disbanded. A bulletin went out over a loudspeaker telling everyone to leave. We were to take only as many belongings as we could carry and go home. No one wanted to get shot at again, so orders were peacefully 3!


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followed. Cars were packed. My friend Wendy and I got a ride together. Once we got out of town, we hitchhiked the rest of the way to our parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes in New Jersey. That was it for the year at Kent. Campus closed. Exams were sent through the mail.


y 1998 I had become a respectable wife, mother, and small business owner. That year my son Austin and I took a road trip across the country, which included a visit to Kent so that I could see the May 4 Memorial and he could see the place so significant in his momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. It had been almost 30 years since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been there, and at first nothing looked the same. Then, as my mind adjusted, I began to recognize many of my old haunts. After a nostalgic lunch at Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diner, where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d worked the graveyard shift, we drove up to campus. I had been a part of what happened there, yet I felt a stranger to its memorial. Uncertain of the way, I led my son tentatively along the path leading to the plaza. There were granite tributes to the dead here in Ohio, and daffodils had been planted in remembrance of those lost in Vietnam, one for each of the fallen. The unyielding rock, the yellow blossoms that came to life each springâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; these symbols, together here, linked the student and the soldier in the ideals of their youth. I caught sight of some pamphlets and took one. It included a recounting of the weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events so similar to my own recollection that I felt Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been consulted on its writing. Suddenly, studying the pamphletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s map of the site, I did not feel so alone in my pilgrimage. As I arrived at the spot where I stood when the shooting stopped, I looked at the mapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 circled letters, A through M, denoting the locations where the nine wounded and four dead had fallen. How close I had been! Now, at the 40-year mark, am I the only one who wonders if black squirrels romp among the 58,175 daffodils on a hill in Kent, Ohio? Can my memories be woven with othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; into a cohesive story of innocence, rage, sorrow, and healing? Or are they a heart-shaped balloon, cut loose, drifting, lifting, floating higher and higher into the atmosphere? Someone sees it. She points. The day goes on.

Lois Van Buren, a resident of Santa Cruz County since 1977, is a first-time author. Read a longer version of this piece, an excerpt from her novel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Distraction,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; online at

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AST WEDNESDAY, regulars of the Santa Cruz Downtown Farmers Market wandered into a dazzling feast of new sights and smells. On tree-shaded aisles occupied the previous week by parked cars, the aromas of rotisserie chicken and hot pizza mingled while shave-ice vendors hawked the flavors of the tropics. Next to an array of colorful dishware by master ceramicist Mattie Leeds, the knife sharpener in his thick apron joked with visitors. The strains of bluegrass by Harmony Grits drifted off the new stage, background to the hiss of the Lulu Carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s espresso machine and the chatter at information booths and the fishmongerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. And anchoring it all, of course, were three aisles of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, the bustling heart of the market. Last week the Santa Cruz Downtown Farmers Market gave itself a 20th birthday gift by launching a longawaited expansion on Earth Day. Now stretching from

Lincoln Street to Cathcart, the vibrant Wednesday afternoon destination for local and regionally harvested organic products has been enlarged by 20 purveyors, live music, valet services for bicycles and for retrieval of purchases, an arts and crafts section and an organic food court. The new section of the market fills the parking lot at Cathcart and Cedar behind the University Town Center and hosts informational booths representing nonprofits such as Slow Food, Seafood Watch, Save our Shores, LifeLab and Ecology Action, to name just a few. And yes, there are expanded restroom facilities and just plain more space in which to move around, hang out and do some serious shopping. For the past nine years Nesh Dhillon has been operations manager for the Santa Cruz Certified Farmers Markets, a job for which he admits that â&#x20AC;&#x153;deep breathing skillsâ&#x20AC;? are a prime requirement. He says the new expansion has been building for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are trying

to have a diverse shopping experience for the consumer,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so we have new arts and crafts booths, soap vendors, a permanent massage booth and artisan booths selling prepared food like sauerkraut and jams.â&#x20AC;? Two or three new farmstands will also be integrated into the mix, Dhillon says, adding variety to the fruits and vegetables. For would-be locavores, good news comes in the form of several regional producers who are bringing in items not available within our immediate foodshed. Old Creek Ranch, based in Cayucos (near San Luis Obispo), will bring in pasture-raised, hormone-free beef, lamb, goat and pork, as well as citrus fruits and avocados. Massa Organics, based in the Chico area, will offer certified organic brown rice and almonds. And on the prepared foods front, RoliRotiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thomas Odermatt, a third-generation butcher/ chef headquartered in the Bay Area, will be roasting rotisserie chickens on-site and selling them by the half and by the whole along with roasted potatoes. ¨ %

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Growing Trend Across the nation, farmers markets have blossomed in every conceivable locale, from Memphis, Tenn. (in 2007 named the United Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most obese city) to Fairbanks, Alaska (one of its northernmost). These days, markets have star power on their side. Not only does every single chef on the Food Channel make a point of establishing his or her street cred with footage of delighted strolls through farmers markets, but political animals are getting in on the act as well. In September, First Lady Michelle Obama helped push through permits for a farmers market just in front of the White House lawn, smack in the middle of the federal district. The rapid proliferation of farmers markets is staggering. The USDA estimates that in 1994 there were approximately 1,750 farmers markets nationwide. Today there are more than 5,000. That 300 percent increase

means that direct marketing of freshly harvested farm products is not only wildly popular, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming an important source of income for small farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rarely enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most farmers I know are doing more than just farmers markets,â&#x20AC;? says Gail Feenstra, a food systems analyst at UC-Davis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at other marketing venues that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include quite as much investment in terms of time and gas and so on. But farmers markets continue to grow ,and I think they probably will for a while because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so much demand out there for local food,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way more than it used to be even five years ago.â&#x20AC;? In this area, says Dhillon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most farmers sell through CSAs, direct to restaurants and at farmers markets, and obviously most profits are made at farmers markets.â&#x20AC;? For that opportunity, market members pay an annual fee. Dhillon says it varies, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually about $130 per year, plus ¨ '

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Size Matters Naturally, California was on the cusp of the movement. Markets started popping up around the state 30 years ago. In 1990, Santa Cruz joined the party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we were really on the forefront,â&#x20AC;? says Dhillon. Of the five markets in the SCCFM family, which includes the Westside, Live Oak, Scotts Valley and Felton markets, the Downtown Market is the eldest sibling. Now with 70 vendors, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comparable in size to the two largest markets on the Monterey Bay, the 82member Monterey Farmers Market and the 80-vendor Aptos Farmers Market held Sundays at Cabrillo. Dhillon credits two dynamicsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; pressure from the farming community (Exhibit A being the long waiting list of farms trying to get into the market) and consumers feeling crowdedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for creating last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth spurt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I gotta say,â&#x20AC;? he chuckles, â&#x20AC;&#x153;everybody has been so supportiveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the city, the Chamber of Commerce, the business community, the City Council.â&#x20AC;? Making the expansion all the easier was the fact that the city was already acclimated to having the Wednesday market here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were used to having traffic and parking issues,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so it was a logical move to simply expand and add the next parking lot.â&#x20AC;? Rebecca King of Garden Variety Cheeses, for whom farmers markets are the primary sales outlet, looks forward to having a bigger booth for her handmade sheep cheeses and lamb sausage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about the larger marketâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;more customers and more places to sit and eat,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is more appealing to those who are really here to shop.â&#x20AC;? Live Earth Farm owner Tom Broz agrees that the expansion â&#x20AC;&#x153;was a great thing just waiting to happen. The farmers market is really central to Santa Cruz,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we have a large CSA, the farmers market is a great way to bring our food direct to the consumer.â&#x20AC;? For his part, Dhillon is thrilled with the blend of sensory experiences available at the up-sized venue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will finally be a music series, like at the Westside market,â&#x20AC;? he points out. Arts and crafts booths will appear courtesy a pilot arrangement with the Tannery

Arts Center (it will be evaluated at the end of the year). As far as the exuberant hippie fringeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which on the first day of the new farmers market took up position at the parking lot behind Petroglyph, across from Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dhillon remains philosophical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The patchouli drummers just go with the Santa Cruz scene,â&#x20AC;? he says. As for the future? â&#x20AC;&#x153;To launch into the very top level of national markets, we need to launch into food education,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve begun working with Ecology Action and Slow Food Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just part of a whole wave of exciting events planned for downtown.â&#x20AC;? At its most basic, though, the farmers market is a vibrant part of the local community, and one that defies the usual trends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It speaks volumes that in times where most things are contracting, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually expanding,â&#x20AC;? says Dhillon, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of the success of the farmers markets. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to do this.â&#x20AC;?

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What about not being able to taste the wine, I ask? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that the growers themselves be there,â&#x20AC;? he admits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can tell the whole story from field to bottle, and we can talk about the importance of growing organically.â&#x20AC;? Greg Nolten has been selling wines at the Felton farmers market for the past five years, gaining additional visibility for his Zayante Vineyards brand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get a lot of tourists in the summer,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and locals see that we grow our own grapesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and they like that.â&#x20AC;? After years of doing the Felton market, Nolten says he feels â&#x20AC;&#x153;a real part of the community.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Winemaker Richard Alfaro, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been in talks with Dhillon about plans ¨



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The T he series series is is a collaboration collaboration between between UC UC Santa Santa Cruz, Cruz, NextSpace NextSpace Coworking Coworking + Innovation, Innovation, and and tthe he City City of of Santa Santa Cruz. Cruz. Upcoming Upcoming topics topics in in the the year-long year-long series series will will include include The The New New Workplace, Workplace, Breakthroughs and Gaming Social Media. Watch panels B reakthroughs in in Research Research & Development, Development, a nd G aming & S ocial M edia. W atch ffor or p anels on on The Th he New Workplace Research Development and Gaming Social Media N ew W orkp place ((June), June), R esearch & D evelopment ((Oct), Oct), a nd G aming & S ocial M edia ((Dec). Dec).



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â&#x20AC;&#x153;A powerfully and richly imagined â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The New Yorker thriller!â&#x20AC;?

(R) Daily: (1:40),

(4:15), 6:50, 9:20

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breathtaking! An extraordinary nature documentary for families and nature lovers.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Variety FROM THE DIRECTORS OF

Daily: (2:20),

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;WINGED MIGRATIONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

(4:40), 7:00, 9:10 & Sat, Sun (12 noon) FINAL WEEKâ&#x20AC;ŚENDS WED 5/6! (PG-13)

Daily: (3:50), 8:00


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(PG; 92 min.) Brendan Fraser reprises his role as a bungling family man, this time taking on a set of woodland creatures determined to save their forest from development. With Brooke Shields and Ricky Garcia. (Opens Fri at Aptos, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley. ) B63:=AB0=GA

Daily: (2:10), 6:20

& Sat, Sun (12:20) Midnights @ The Del Mar

Tickets $6.50 Haim! Feldman! Santa Cruz!

The Lost Boys (R)

Fri 4/30 & Sat 5/1 @ Midnight Next Week: Zoolander

Online Ticketing Available @

(1987) The vampire movie that inf lated Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ego. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, the late Corey Haim, Jason Patric, the clubhouse at Pogonip and the

Boardwalk. (Plays FriSat at Del Mar.) <756B;/@3=<3:; AB@33B (R; 95 min.)

Dreamtime serial killer and f lannel enthusiast Freddy Kruger is back in a remake of Wes Cravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1982 classic slasher. Starring Jackie Earle Haley and Kyle Gallner. Count on more digital effects and less hairspray than the original. (Opens Fri at 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) B63>3=>:3A>3/9

(Unrated; 113 min.) Documentary based on Howard Zinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History of the United States looks at the history of class, race and gender struggle

in America. With Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Pink, Marisa Tomei and other celebs. Part of the Reel Work Film Fest. (Plays Wed at Del Mar.) @3/@E7<2=E

(1954) Peeping through your neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; windows is all fun and games until you witness a murder. Alfred Hitchcockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic thriller starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly is a fast-paced, sexy head piece that inspired a generation of suspense films. (Plays Sat-Sun at Aptos.) B63A31@3B7< B637@3G3A (R; 127

min.) The story of an investigator who

Movie reviews by Traci Hukill, Steve Palopoli, Richard von Busack and Christina Waters

becomes obsessed by a case of a young woman who was raped and murdered, director Juan JosĂŠ Campanellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2009 drama won an Oscar for best foreign film. With Ricardo DarĂ­n and Soledad Villamil. (Opens Fri at Del Mar.)

Belgian stop-motion puppetoon stars three charactersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Cowboy, Indian and Horseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; who live together in a household thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a little too exciting. (Opens Fri at the Nickelodeon.)

B63B67<5 (1982)

(R; 133 min.) Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro star in epic tale of betrayal and brotherhood set in the midst of Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bloody Taiping Rebellion. (Opens Fri at the Nickelodeon.)

In one of sci-fiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most treasured themes, a gnarly alien crashes on earth and pulls the old switcheroo with the humans it encounters by invading their bodies and making them act the fool. With Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley. (Plays Thu at Santa Cruz 9.) /B=E<1/::32 >/<71 (Unrated;

80 min.) Surreal


@3D73EA /:7137< E=<23@:/<2 (PG;

109 min.) The Alicelike Coraline by Henry

Selick, with its tiny locked chambers and prowling sardonic cat, still feels like magic. Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alice in Wonderland is more of a fashion show and a forced march. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast) is sensibly trying to do a Wicked on the famous tale, complete with rivalry between witchy queens: the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and the ghostly yet sugary White Queen (Anne Hathaway). The now 19-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is meant to quest for good in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Underland,â&#x20AC;? a place she misremembered as Wonderland. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a

SHOWTIMES STARTS FRIDAY 4/30! â&#x20AC;&#x153;A potent war epic with magnificent performances!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;N.Y. Times

Jet Li

Andy Lau

Takeshi Kaneshiro (R)

Daily: (1:50), (4:20), 6:50, 9:20

& Sat, Sun (11:20am) STARTS FRIDAY 4/30! â&#x20AC;&#x153;A fanciful, hilarious animated film with an uninhibited zest for silliness and comic inspiration.â&#x20AC;?


& Sat, Sun (11:50am) â&#x20AC;&#x153;A gritty, colorful, heartfelt drama about family bonds and cultural tradition in San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission District!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;L.A. Times

Benjamin Bratt IN (R) Daily: (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 9:30

& Sat, Sun (11:40am) ENDS SOON!



Daily: (3:20), 6:20, 9:15


plus Sat, Sun (12:20)

ENDS SOON! Daily: (3:00), 6:30


Brendan Fraser

Brooke Shields


Wed-Thu call for showtimes. 4c``gDS\USO\QS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:20; 4:20; 6:20; 8:20; plus Sat-Sun 12:20. BVS8]\SaSaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:30; 6:40; 8:45. 6]eb]B`OW\G]c`2`OU]\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 4:40. @SO`EW\R]e â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Plays Sat-Sun 11am.

Wed-Thu call for showtimes.

122 Rancho Del Mar Center, Aptos 831.688.6541

1475 41st Ave., Capitola 831.479.3504 Wed-Thu call for showtimes. <WUVb[O`S]\3Z[Ab`SSb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 11:55am; 2:30; 5; 7:30; 10; plus Thu Apr 29 midnight. BVS0OQYC^>ZO\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2; 4:30; 7:10; 9:45; plus Fri 11:30am; plus Mon-Wed 11:30am. 2ObS<WUVbâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 12:45; 3; 5:10; 7:20; 9:30. 2WO`g]TOEW[^g9WR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sat-Sun 11:45am.


1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 Wed-Thu call for showtimes. BVSASQ`SbW\BVSW`3gSa â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:40; 4:15; 6:590; 9:20. =QSO\a â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:20; 4:40; 7; 9:10; plus Sat-Sun 12pm. BVSASQ`Sb]T9SZZaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:10; 6:20. BVS5V]abE`WbS`â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3:50; 8. BVS>S]^ZSA^SOY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed Apr 28 at 7. BVS:]ab0]ga â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Sat midnight.

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Orgeonian Daily: (1:30), (4:50), 8:15, 9:40


Showtimes are for Wednesday, April 28, through Wednesday, May 5, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

Dick Van Dyke


Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 Daily: (2:20), (4:20), 6:20, 8:20

David Duchovny

(PG-13) plus Sat, Sun (12:20)


Demi Moore (R)

Daily: (2:30), 6:40, 8:45


(PG) Once Daily: (4:40)



Wed-Thu call for showtimes. /B]e\1OZZSR>O\WQ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:30; 4:50; 8:15; 9:40; plus Sat-Sun 11:50. BVSEO`Z]`Raâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:50; 4:20; 6:50; 9:20; plus Sat-Sun 11:20. :O;WaaW]\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2; 4:30; 7; 9:30; plus Sat-Sun 11:40. BVS5W`ZEWbVbVS2`OU]\BObb]] â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3:20; 6:20; 9:15; plus Sat-Sun 12:20 BVS3QZW^aS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3; 6:30.

Tickets $6

Rear Window (PG)

Sat 5/1 & Sun 5/2 @ 11:00am Next Week: Breakfast at Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Children under 5 admitted only on Mondays & Weekend Matinees

155 S. River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701 Wed-Thu call for showtimes. BVS0OQYC^>ZO\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 4; 7; 9:20; plus Fri-Sun 1:15. 1ZOaV]TbVSBWbO\a â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3:45; 6:30; 9:10; plus Fri-Sun 1.

1405 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 <WUVb[O`S]\3Z[Ab`SSbâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 12:45; 3; 5:20; 7:45; 10:10. (Plus Thu

Apr 29 midnight) 4c``gDS\USO\QS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:25; 4:45; 7:10; 9:30; plus Fri-Sun 12:05. (Plus

Thu Apr 29 midnight) BVS:]aS`a â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:15; 4:30; 6:50; 9:10; plus Fri-Sun 11:50am. 9WQY/aa â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:10; 4:50; 7:35; 10:15; plus Fri-Sun 11:35am 2SObVObO4c\S`OZ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:40; 5:10; 7:25; 9:50; plus Fri-Sun 12:10. 2ObS<WUVb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 12:50; 2:55; 5:05; 7:20; 9:40. 6]eb]B`OW\G]c`2`OU]\!2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2; 4:25; 7; 9:25; plus Fri-Sun

11:45am. 6]bBcPBW[S;OQVW\S â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1; 3:20; 5:40; 8; 10:20. /ZWQSW\E]\RS`ZO\Râ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:15; 4; 6:45; 9:15. BVSBVW\Uâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 8pm.


226 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 831.438.3260 Wed-Thu call for showtimes. 4c``gDS\USO\QS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2:10; 4:20; 6:45; 9; plus Fri-Sun 11:55am. <WUVb[O`S]\3Z[Ab`SSb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 3; 5:20; 7:45; 10; plus Fri-Sun 12:45; plus Thu Apr 29 midnight. BVS0OQYc^>ZO\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2; 4:30; 7; 9:30; plus Fri-Sun 11:40am. BVS:]aS`a â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:30; 4:55; 7:30; 9:45; plus Fri-Sun 12:15 2ObS<WUVb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 2:45; 5:10; 7:15; 9:20; plus Fri-Sun 12:30. 6]eb]B`OW\G]c`2`OU]\!2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:45; 4:10; 6:30; 8:45; plus Fri-Sun 11:30am.


1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 Wed-Thu call for showtimes. <WUVb[O`S]\3Z[Ab`SSb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:05; 3:10; 5:15; 7:15; 9:30; plus Sat-Sun

11am. 4c``gDS\USO\QS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:15; 3:15; 5:15; 7:15; 9:15; plus Sat-Sun 11:15am. BVS0OQYc^>ZO\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:15; 4:45; 7:15; 9:30; plus Sat-Sun 11am. BVS:]aS`aâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:10; 3:15; 5:20; 7:30; 9:35; plus Sat-Sun 11:05. =QSO\a â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:05; 3:05; 5:05; 7:05; 9:05; plus Sat-Sun 11:05. 9WQY/aaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4:30; 7; 9:30; plus Sat-Sun 11am. 1ZOaV]TbVSBWbO\a 2â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4:30; 7:10; 9:30; plus Sat-Sun 11:05. 6]eb]B`OW\G]c`2`OU]\!2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:05; 3:10; 5:15; 7:25; plus Sat-Sun 11.


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helpless Burton fan, but the colors here arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t state of the art, and compared to Coralineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solitude and thoughtfulness the finale turns out to be familiar dragon slaying; ultimately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just Alice who has been here before. (RvB) B630/19C>>:/<

(PG-13; 104 min.) See review, page 43. 1:/A6=4B63 B7B/<A (PG-13;

110 min.) Sam Worthingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perseus saves Argos from a large and angry Kraken. A synthespian made completely out of Black Angus beef, Sam Worthington demonstrates his ability to suck every touch of humor in a movie, so that no matter how ridiculous things get no one laughs during his scenes. He passed on the risible coiffures endemic in director Louis Leterrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision of the ancient world, the land of a thousand fright wigs. Hairiest of them all is Liam Neesonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zeus, in shiny tinfoil armor last seen in Excaliburâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;glittering 3-D eyesore like a f licker postcard. This glowing apparition stares down his evil brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes): nothing says â&#x20AC;&#x153;tensionâ&#x20AC;? like two furry, heavily mascaraed men giving each other the eye. Your kid will agree that any movie with Medusa in it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a total loss. Her backstory is told by Perseusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guardian angel Io (Gemma Arterton); Arterton provides not only the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too-rare girly-action, but Clashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one nod to the pathos of Ovid. Some respite by Mads Mikkelsen and Jason Flemyng. Bargainmatinee filler, heavily Cecil B. Demillized to make it all about the chastisement of a loving God on his impious people. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen more out of control paganism at a Unitarian potluck. (RvB) 2/B3<756B (PG13; 88 min.) Tina Fey, queen of quirk, teams up with Steve

Carrell in a story about a couple trying to survive a date night gone horribly wrong. 23/B6/B/ 4C<3@/: (R; 92

min.) A familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many secrets come galloping into the open at the patriarchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral. With Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Danny Glover, Zoe Saldana and Luke Wilson. 27/@G=4/E7;>G 972 (PG; 120 min.) A

live-action adaptation of the graphic novel by Jeff Kinney about life in middle school. Stars Zachary Gordon. B6331:7>A3 (R;

88 min.) See review, page 41. B6356=ABE@7B3@

(PG-13; 136 min.) Roman Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good-looking thriller follows a British journalist (Ewan McGregor) hired to clean up the memoirs of a British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan) whose previous ghost writer has just turned up dead. With Kim Cattrall as the PMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curvaceous chief of staff and Olivia Williams as his intellectual wife. (CW) B6357@:E7B6B63 2@/5=<B/BB==

(Unrated; 158 min.) Stieg Larssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book is the hottest thing going in mysteries right now, and thankfully, director Niels Arden Oplev and screenwriters Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg recognized that more important than any of the hype swirling around the book is the protagonist at its center, Lisbeth Salander. She is the girl with the dragon tattoo, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maybe the best fictional character to come around yet this century. Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is absolutely incredible in her ability to bring Lisbeth to life. She is a force of nature, pure and simple. Lisbeth is hired to dig up dirt on Mikael (Michael Nyqvist) but ends up helping him investigate the disappearance many years ago of Harriet, heiress to a creepy, feuding family

of millionaires. Though it may use the U.S. title, the movie doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unrelenting critique of the violence that society allows men to perpetuate against women, and though the scenes with certain unsavory characters may have been cut down in number, they are still surprisingly graphic. Luckily, Lisbeth is womankindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate revenge fantasy come trueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sooner or later, her boots are gonna walk all over absolutely everyone. (SP) 6=BBC0B7;3 ;/167<3 (R; 100

min.) Sublime, but not dainty. Due to a wormhole, observed by a hot tub repairman or a Time Lord or something (Chevy Chase), three idiots (Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and the ever soulful John Cusack) are transported back to their happier past at a ski resort in 1986. Accidentally transported with them is 24-year-old Jacob (the hilarious Clark Duke), a depressed middle-aged-man-intraining whose life may depend on the events of the night to come. Certainly the funniest and grimiest film since The Hangover, but Hot Tub Time Machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editing is ruthless, almost to the point of resembling a comingattractions reel. Rather than looking like a frenzied mess, however, it is more like there was some brilliant four-hour version that was cut down to a ragged but right shape. Director Steve Pink scripted High Fidelity; Cusack and Corddry do things here that you will still be laughing about 10 years from now: examples being Corddryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s violent unplugging of himself from a hospital bed or Cusackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monologue about the day life went wrong for him, a tale as funny as the story in Gremlins about the Santa who ruined Christmas. (RvB) B638=<3A3A (R; 96 min.) A great idea, but it has no real twists or

serious rage in it, and it strains to make the 90-minute mark. David Duchovnyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as ever, wistful, moony and vaguely hornyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is the father of a fake nuclear family dropped into an exclusive yet bland community. There, the only life that goes on takes place around the spa and the golf course. They stealthmarket products to the neighbors, and the locals are left to struggle to pay to â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep up with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joneses.â&#x20AC;? Cast against type, Gary Cole is the tragic sucker next door, married to a venal Mary K.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;style saleswoman; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played by the muchmissed Glenn Headly, who does all the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedic heavy lifting. The product placement director on The Joneses got a serious workout, too, so the cargo-stroking is nonstop even while the film seeks to criticize this epic highend consumerism. Another problem is Demi Moore, once a concrete kitten, now a polyethylene cougar. Watching the emotions inch across her beautifully toned and lifeless face, one wishes they could have reunited Duchovny with Gillian Anderson for a different sort of team-up. Director Derrick Borte makes this luxury community out of the richest parts of suburban Atlanta and Spokane; the pale light and depressing ostentation add to the general bad mood induced by this indie. (RvB) 9719/AA (R; 117

min.) Dave, a homebrewed costumed vigilante (Aaron Johnson), meets up with real professionals in the field: a Batman and Robinâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;esque father-and-daughter team (Nicolas Cage, and the excellent Chloe Moretz, who was the wise little girl in (500) Days of Summer). Entertaining in parts, but director Matthew Vaughn has no feeling for the romance and mystery and vigilante lore: the movie has a


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nasty fan-boy quality, a hermetic focus that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see anything beyond the purpose of beating bad guys bloody. Cage carries the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ambiguity deftlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough of a serious comic book reader that he knows itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dreadful thing when a father bends his child to revenge. Bloody-minded little girls (thank heaven for them) may like Moritz. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuts to call Kick-Ass the next Watchmen. The slamming violence and the dullard noms de guerre these superheroes pick for themselves show a comic-book tradition at the end of a line. (RvB) :/;7AA7=< (R; 125 min.) Che (Benjamin Bratt) is an S.F. Muni conductor, a hobby mechanic and an excon, single-parenting his son, Jesse ( Jeremy Ray Valdez). What he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know is that Jesse has a secret lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a boyfriend who lives in St. Francis Wood. Cheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outright rage at his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexuality is tempered by the attentions of his lovely new neighbor Lena (Erika Alexander). Any positive representation of Aztlan has to be applauded; the scenes of highly polished lowriders gliding

through the Mission make their own statement of beauty and pride. Bratt is the definition of moviestar gravity: a man doing nothing but thinking about stuff and making it look interesting. The film, then, is a celebration of San Francisco. Problem is, San Francisco may be San Francisco, but it is still a city. So some hard-to-credit idealization mixes uneasily with real, street-level violence. (And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing to make a Sundance movie, another to openly filch a scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.) La Mission is a kind of overexemplified view of San Francisco as a city of healing and refuge: a vision of a place where everyone is wounded, and almost everyone heals each other. (RvB) B63:=A3@A (PG-13; 98 min.) A CIA covert ops team is betrayed and left for dead in the Bolivian jungle, then has to battle an unseen enemy. Zoe Saldana, Jason Patric, Idris Elba. =13/<A(G; 100 min.) The dearth of narrative thrust and useful informational tidbits are a downsideâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the creatures swimming by are sometimes

identified, sometimes not. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re arranged by cuteness, color and shape rather than by districts of the ocean, as in the sturdy zonal structure of Earth. Bruno Coulais, the rising composer whose work was key to the success of The Secret of Kells and Coraline, is adept with musical scoring: the organ is never too heavy and the harp is never too light. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to miss most of the text; because this is Disney, the anthropomorphic angle is heavy; narrator Pierce Brosnan salutes the ancient wisdom of a sheepshead wrasse, the smoochiness of a walrus and the smiling face of our friend the Great White Shark. Oceansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cuteness is, you know, for the kids; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moments to clutch like a blanket when seeing the bottomless appetites underwater: a horrorsequence of a school of sardines under Scud attack by plummeting cormorants, frigate birds picking off a beachful of baby tortoises as if they were popcorn and a vicious crab/langouste bout thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as bad as any streetfight. (RvB) B63A31@3B=4 93::A (Unrated;

80 min.) Short but

ravishing Irish cartoon about their national treasure, the Book of Kells, an 1,300year-old illuminated manuscript. Young Brendan (voiced by Evan McGuire) is a monk at his uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abbey at Kells in ninthcentury Meath. The merciless Viking raiders approach, but Brendan is more interested in the arrival of a fellow artist at the monastery: the aged brother Aidan (Mick Lally), who carries with him the last treasure from his island of Iona: the book which later will be known as the Book of Kells. When Aidan sends the boy out into the wolf-haunted forest to seek pigments, the boy encounters a fairy named Aisling (Christen Mooney). Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stressed here is art as the hope of civilization, representing something more than life.The love of nature also radiates from this movie; directors Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey and the rest of the artists at Cartoon Saloon have indeed made something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful yet never airy-fairy. (RvB)

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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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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.

H/;33<;327B3@@/<3/< Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. Fresh, fast, flavorful. Gourmet

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 superfresh 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328 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

AB=19B=<0@72535@7::3 Mediterranean tapas. Innovative menu, full-service bar,


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 prime rib and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.

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1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588

1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664


110 Church St, 831.429.2000

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2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

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460 Seventh Ave, 831.477.2908

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994


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303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770

1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135

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. California organic meets Southeast Asian street food. Organic noodle & rice bowls, vegan menu, fish & meat options, Vietnamese-style sandwiches, eat-in or to-go. Consistent winner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Cheap Eats.â&#x20AC;? Open daily 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 Salvadoran 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.


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221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852

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

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

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. 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. 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.

$$$ :/>=AB/ Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782

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.

$$ Santa Cruz

Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon.

$$ Santa Cruz


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1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700


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555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321


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270 Soquel Ave, 831.427.2400

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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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710 Front St, 831.427.4444

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 Indian. World-famous Indian curries, vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes. Authentic Indian food at affordable prices. $8.95 lunch buffet Mon-Thu 11:30am -2:30pm; Fri-Sun 11am-3pm. 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.

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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Astrology Free Will

By Rob Brezsny

For the week of April 28 /@73A(March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a recipe for salsa published recently, one of the ingredients was misstated, due to an error,â&#x20AC;? said an apology run by a local newspaper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The correct ingredient is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;2 tsp. of cilantroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; instead of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;2 tsp. of cement.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? This is an example of the kind of miscue you should be alert for in your own life during the coming week, Aries. As long as you pay close attention and spot the tiny booboos as they arise, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end up dipping your chips into a gritty, gravely mess. B/C@CA(April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): A little knowledge can be dangerous. I constantly meet people who have boxed themselves into tight spots by misusing their smattering of astrological information. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better example of this than the superstition about Mercury retrograde, which is supposedly a bad time to begin anything new. During one such period last year, an acquaintance of mine decided to delay accepting a dream job offer as editor of a magazine. By the time Mercury returned to normal, the magazine had hired another applicant. I wish Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have known, because I would have told her what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you: Some of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest, most enduring Fortune 500 companies began when Mercury was retrograde, including Disney, Goodyear, and Boeing. The moral of the story: Of all the signs of the zodiac, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important that you Tauruses donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about launching new projects during the current Mercury retrograde.

53;7<7(May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): Would you really prefer it if you had no problems? Do you imagine youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d enjoy life more if everything was pure fun and smoothly easy? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an astrological perspective: People who have an over-abundance of positive aspects in their natal horoscopes often turn out to be lucky but lazy bums who never accomplish much. So I say, be thankful for the complications that are visiting you. I bet they will make a man out of you if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a woman, or a woman out of you if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a man. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re white, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you get blacker, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re black, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make you whiter. Catch my drift? As you do your best to solve the knotty riddle, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll become better balanced and more versatile than folks who are rarely challenged.

1/<13@(June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most important rule for you in the coming week: Keep your eyes fixed on a vision of your shining destiny. If you do, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be unf lappable, indefatigable, and irrepressible. Your luck will be so crazy good itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be almost spooky. Noble deeds you did in the past will finally bring the rewards you deserve. Allies will conspire to assist you, sometimes in ways you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have predicted. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not exaggerating, Cancerian. If you stay focused on the highest prize, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll live a charmed life.

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:3=(July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): In 1990, my rock band World Entertainment War played at a San Francisco nightclub on the same bill as the Beatnigs, an assemblage fronted by Michael Franti. Their avantgarde industrial music featured band members rhythmically hitting a steel bar with a power saw and slapping a long chain against a piece of sheet metal hanging from the back wall. Fast-forward to 2009, when Frantiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest band Spearhead released a catchy romantic pop ditty titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Say Hey (I Love You),â&#x20AC;? which reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. I predict a comparable development for you in the next six months, Leo: moving from a state of raw, dark, obscure power to a state of bright, refined, accessible power. D7@5=(Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): Mangosteens and rambutans are exotic fruits that grow in faraway places. The mangosteen is creamy and purple, with a peachy citrus taste, while the rambutan is like a big hairy red grape. This is a perfect moment, astrologically speaking, to invite them into your mouth. Likewise, the time is right for you to consider welcoming other colorful, striking, and foreign elements into your life. So maybe consider making friends with a Paraguayan acrobat. Sing Vietnamese folk songs. Read the memoirs of an Iranian exile. Exchange conspiracy theories with an Icelandic fairy. :70@/(Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): A reader named Emory

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proposes that we add a new meme to the cultural lexicon: interpersonal intellectual orgasm. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how he describes it: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It happens when your conversation with another person becomes so intense that nothing else matters except the dialog youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re creating together.

The two of you are so in-tune, so intellectually bonded, that the sensation is almost like making love. For that time, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like that person is in you and you are in that person; you are one because you understand each other so completely.â&#x20AC;? I bring this to your attention, Libra, because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a phase of your astrological cycle when the interpersonal intellectual orgasm is far more likely than usual to occur.

A1=@>7=(Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): Unlike people who cheat on their mates, polyamorists carry on two or more intimate relationships but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lie about it. Their lovers know about each other and have agreed to the arrangement. I applaud those who have the inclination to pull off this tricky work, even though I personally couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t manage it. Handling just a single intense bond takes improbable amounts of my ingenuity. If I were trying to weave my fate together with more than one partner, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any energy left over to write these horoscopes or do anything else. How about you, Scorpio? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a phase when splitting your attention might be tempting, not just in regards to your love life but in other areas, too. Whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing to do, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I do know: You can either go deeper or wider, but not both.

A/57BB/@7CA(Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never bear more than one trouble at a time,â&#x20AC;? wrote author and clergyman Edward Everett Hale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people bear three kindsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good advice for you, Sagittarius. Please just stick to the trouble you have, and drop the other two kinds. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no need to fill up your beautiful head with extra torment. Besides, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re much more likely to wrestle the current trouble into submission if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not weighted down by unnecessary extras. 1/>@71=@<(Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): What excites you? What makes you itch with a longing to be surprised? What fills you to the brim with curiosity and an agitated sense of wonder? You may not know even half of what you could potentially realize about these matters. Have you ever sat down and taken a formal inventory? Have you ever dedicated yourself to figuring out all the things that would inspire you most? Do it sometime soon, please; attend to this glorious task. According to my reading of the omens, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime time to do so.

/?C/@7CA(Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing Margaret Mitchell suffered a broken ankle back in 1925. She got so bored as she lay around the house recuperating that she started writing a book. Eventually it blossomed into the 423,000-word blockbuster Gone With the Wind, which sold 30 million copies and won her the Pulitzer Prize. Judging from your current astrological omens, Aquarius, I suspect that you too may soon be offered an opportunity disguised as a ho-hum problem. >7A13A(Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): I was pleased when I discovered a website with a video of quirky songstress Cat Power singing David Bowieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Space Oddity.â&#x20AC;? I love her, I love Bowie, and I love the tune. And yet a wave of disappointment broke over me when I realized, 30 seconds into the performance, that it was actually a car commercial. I felt duped. Appalled. Outraged. Any pleasure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gotten from the experience was ruined. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be like me, Pisces. You, too, may soon receive a blessing that has some minor annoyance. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overreact like me. Look past the blemish and enjoy the gift.

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