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A Clean, Dimly Lit Place After the movie, late at night, when the spouse is away and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no place to go but home nor any reason to, you like to retreat to a certain restaurant steps from the bay where the Aztec Zen feng shui is serene and the margaritas reliably brisk and limey. Here, in the amber light and deep green walls, with one candle burning low inside the table lamp, you can sit in a corner with the pleasing sting of salsa on your tongue and sip your drink and write as if there were something still to say about the end of May in a drizzly spring, or Memorial Day in the fog of several wars, or the bay with its waves and their curling white smiles and the passing whales whose curves and

white spouts break the surface barely a baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw beyond the breaking surf. That lightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; tinged blue, blue-gray or steely silver above the pelican squadrons cruising so gracefully ungainly, and over the f locks of wetsuited humans f loating in search of an eternal breakâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ref lects with generosity on everything, or so it seems those afternoons in the glint of one long breezily sunlit look. Even from here, at night, in the red-chile light and the gleam of the vino del dĂ­a and the frosty glow of gold cervezas on adjacent tables, conversations creating a suggestive buzz for muses on the alert for some stray word, you can almost understand the water rocking in the dark

in the near distance, whispering salty nothings into your hungry ears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I eat with my eyes,â&#x20AC;? says the cheerfully starving artist whose thinness gives him an angle of vision keen enough to see everything, sharply, but now your plate has arrived. The Spanish love songs crooned as if forever with their kitschy lyrics reassure somehow that nothing will change, that you will remain suspended where time canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touch you. This must be the purpose of such a place, an oasis, a kind of home where nothing is yours and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care. Because all that counts is now. Stephen Kessler


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Mean Streets A bicycle fatality underscores grim statistics BY TESSA STUART


SEVEN bicycles, 10 bouquets of flowers, a couple of opened bottles of beer and about 15 visitors were gathered at Empire Grade Road near Heller Drive last Thursday afternoon for a memorial honoring Zachary Parke. Early the morning before, on June 8, the body of the 25-year-old climber, cyclist and courier was found 20 feet from his wrecked bicycle. Pieces of a car headlight were found near Parkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body; according to the California Highway Patrol, Parke was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene. The bike lane at the scene was 8 feet acrossâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;wide enough for several bicyclists, though Parke was likely the only one using it at the time of the accident, which

occurred shortly after midnight Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That kid knew how to use a bike lane too. It was his job,â&#x20AC;? Kyle Bower said of Parke, who spent his days biking around Santa Cruz and Watsonville working as a courier. Parke was a regular at the Santa Cruz Weekly office, where he hung concert posters in the window as part of Clutch Couriersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; flyer distribution service. Santa Cruz County has the secondhighest bicycle injury-and-fatality rate in the state, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The most recent figures available, for 2009, showed that Santa Cruz had more than double the state averageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 75 incidents per 100,000 people in the county versus 34 per 100,000 in the state that year, according to a


EZiZg@d]i, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development coordinator, has lived in Santa Cruz since 1996. He jokes that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find out which way was west until about 2003. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For all of its natural beauty, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an intuitive way to get around,â&#x20AC;? says Koht of this southfacing coastal town. With a never-ending supply of rolling hills and a variety of districts, Santa Cruz is about as grid-like as a plate of spaghetti. And officials have determined that too many people are missing the meatball: downtown. The HVciV8gjoGZYZkZadebZci 6\ZcXn and an independent team have completed analysis for the Wayfinding project, which will update bicycle, pedestrian, highway and street signage along the lines of the purple-and-green â&#x20AC;&#x153;trailblazerâ&#x20AC;? signs that point visitors from one district to another. 8gnhiVa7^gch, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arts and programs coordinator, says many tourists come through Santa Cruz pointed toward the beach and bypass downtown. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a missed opportunity for local business. Birns hopes to award contracts for sign design later this summer. Signs could be up in a year. Wayfinding projects have proven successful in San Diego and other cities. The $1.4 million project, along with redevelopment projects like the Tannery Arts Center and the National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, will most likely bring in California redevelopment funds, says Koht, unless the legislature axes them from the upcoming budget, due to take effect July 1. As a backup, the agency could look to bonds to fund the projects instead. The future of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redevelopment funds, which helped Santa Cruz recover from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, is anything but certain. Anticipating big cuts, the county has signaled it will probably close its own redevelopment agency in August, although Supervisor ?d]c AZdedaY says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;somewhat hopefulâ&#x20AC;? the funds will survive. So far, the city sounds more optimistic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re assuming that redevelopment funds will be OK,â&#x20AC;? says Koht. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the inner workings of the state legislature.â&#x20AC;? Jacob Pierce

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IN MEMORIAM Friends of slain cyclist Zachary Parke gathered June 9 near the spot on Empire Grade where he died.

report commissioned by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The report also showed the number of incidents is on the rise since 2001. As for the number of hit-andrunsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which primarily involve cyclists and pedestrians but can also involve automobilesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;there were 30 involving injury in the city of Santa Cruz in 2010. There have been eight so far this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both bicycle and pedestrian safety are issues that we continue to work on,â&#x20AC;? says Steve Clark, deputy chief of the Santa Cruz Police Department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work actively in the city of Santa Cruz with a number of different partners around this issue.â&#x20AC;? Clark names Ecology Action as one such organization with whom the police have teamed up to improve safety for bicycles and pedestrians. Clark also says traffic safety is a priority for the SCPD. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We spend our extra enforcement time on traffic,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We gear that toward areas that have a high incidence of collisions, and we look for those accident-causing violations when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out targeting our enforcement.â&#x20AC;? Because this accident occurred on Empire Grade Road near the UCSC campus, it lies outside city jurisdiction, so CHP has been working the case with help from the Santa Cruz community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The response that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten from the community has been fantastic,â&#x20AC;? CHP officer Sarah Jackson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really thankful that the media has gotten the message out and that the community has been responding. That has produced some really strong leads for us.â&#x20AC;? CHP officers are still looking for the car involved, which they believe is a maroon Nissan with front-end damage and missing a side mirror. Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call the CHP at 831.622.0511.

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The renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was shaped by one man. Fortunately, he happens to be a genius. BY ANDREW GILBERT

I KNOW all of the complaints about Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hell, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made many of them myself. The organization is too conservative. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reflect the dizzying stylistic diversity of the New York scene. It largely ignores the masters associated with the free jazz movement of the 1960s and later improvisers inspired by the avant garde legacy. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some truth in all of these charges, but every time I see Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform I offer silent thanks for the trumpeter and his extraordinary ensemble.

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No mere collection of technically brilliant musicians, the 15piece JLCO is a working band with a vast, road-tested repertoire encompassing nearly a century of jazz innovation, including many original pieces commissioned from orchestra members. An enviably busy itinerary has enabled the JLCO to attain an authority and cohesion unmatched by any jazz ensemble its size today. The orchestra can whisper and roar, swagger and leap, preach, shout, croon and above all, swing with indefatigable energy and precision. ¨ #

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While Marsalisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ideological foes take issue with his blues essentialism, what they find most galling is that he occupies such a commanding perch that his views have predominated in the public sphere.

In addition to his bravura technique, vivid palette of halfvalve effects and puckish sense of humor, Marsalis is a superlative showman, and he kicked off the set with his killer arrangement of Jackie McLeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keening hard bop classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Appointment in Ghana.â&#x20AC;? The late altoist introduced the searing tune on his 1960 Blue Note session Jackieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bag, and as McLean revisited it again and again over

the years, the appointment seemed to gain momentum, turning into a torrid steeplechase through a maze of jagged chord changes. Marsalis arranged â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghanaâ&#x20AC;? for a concert focusing on the legacy of Blue Note Records, and by slowing down the tempo he reveals McLeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captivating melodic line while expanding the bright harmonies almost to the point of dissonance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried to bring out the f lute aspect of African music, where the whole tone is implied in the melody,â&#x20AC;? says Marsalis, 49. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used Jackieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interlude two or three times to break up the swing and ended with that dramatic fadeout. Each time we arrange a tune we try to listen closely and figure out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in it. Each arranger has a different style. [Bassist] Carlos Henriquez has his way. [Saxophonist] Ted Nash has a whole other style. We have the luxury of having really good arrangers.â&#x20AC;? About half the band members are distinguished recording artists in their own right, though only trumpeter Marcus Printup and saxophonists Nash and Sherman Irby have managed to regularly release their own albums since joining the orchestra. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a plum gig offering security, high visibility and creative challenges. Spots in the band donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t open up often, and when they do, the process of finding a replacement is more musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grapevine than open audition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The style is so difficult to play and learn,â&#x20AC;? Marsalis says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The level is so high and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much competition. We know about the younger musicians and we have people sub. We get together and talk about who weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see play, and we bring in somebody and see how they fit in the section, how they sound and if they like playing with us. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always working for your personal sound, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like a symphony orchestra. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a screen, because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing. We always wish there were more jobs for everybody. We play such a wide range of music, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of people to choose from.â&#x20AC;? ¨ %

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While the JLCO often plays thematic shows exploring a specific concept, era or composer, the orchestra hits Northern California this week for a series of wide-open concerts, including Sunday at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and Monday at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The last time the band came through the area, I caught the performance at UC-Berkeleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zellerbach Auditorium, and the first tune made me a Marsalis believer all over again.


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A Mellowed Marsalis Marsalis likes to talk about jazz as an art form emblematic of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s democratic system, but a big band doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run on Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rules of Order. The JLCO reflects his vision of jazz as a cultural form inextricably grounded in the blues and swing, the propulsive rhythmic pulse that links the music to its social roots on the dance floor. While his ideological foes take issue with this blues essentialism, what they find most galling is that Marsalis occupies such a commanding perch that his views have predominated in the public sphere. The thing about Marsalis is that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not trying to push anyone else offstage. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than willing to defend his views, though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly the bombthrower he was in his 20s when he was denouncing Miles Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric music. His stance is the more the merrier, and if Jazz at Lincoln Center paves the way for other institutions, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the first to cheer. Asked about SFJAZZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent groundbreaking for its $60 million building blocks from the opera, ballet and symphony, Marsalis sounded like he was ready to pick up a shovel, despite the fact that the organization

has always taken a broader view of the jazz tradition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love them and I love Randall,â&#x20AC;? Marsalis says, referring to SFJAZZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founder and executive director, Randall Kline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not concerned about distancing myself from other jazz organizations, like other organizations sometimes distance themselves from us. I love the education, the music thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming out of there. Jazz at Lincoln Center has nothing but support and love for them.â&#x20AC;? Marsalis built the orchestra on the sturdy, gloriously rich foundation of Ellingtonia. Many of the original members had performed with the Ellington Orchestra, and while the senior core gave way after a few years to Marsalisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peers (a messy process that led to some controversy), the band retains an essential link to its Dukeish roots in the person of 81year-old Scottish baritone saxophone master Joe Temperley. He took over the Ellington bari chair in 1974 after the death of Harry Carney, who helped define the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sound during his 45-year tenure. Marsalis features him on a luscious ballad at just about every JLCO performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joe loves the band and loves playing,â&#x20AC;? Marsalis says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so ¨ '

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meticulous about what he does and has such respect and love for the music. He anchors the section with a certain authority, and he has a way that plays through chords. Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Changes, we call it. The whole band has tremendous love and respect for him.â&#x20AC;? Irby, soul-soaked altoist who got his start recording with gospel legend James Cleveland, was an early member of the JLCO during his first run with the band from 1995 to 1997. He rejoined about six years ago, drawn by the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expanded repertoire and the ample opportunities for writing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One big thing was that the band was playing a lot of original music when I came back, not only Ellington and Basie,â&#x20AC;? Irby says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wynton offered

opportunities for us to write, and that intrigued me. And the attitude of the band was different, younger and more flexible. Outside of having your own big band, this is the best experience I could have as far as writing is concerned.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a formula that continues to pay steep creative dividends for the JLCO. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop complaining about Marsalis, but you can bet Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also keep listening. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ;]\ROg%(!^[ 1WdWQ/cRWb]`Wc[!%1Vc`QVAb AO\bO1`ch BWQYSba $ #$!Ob eeeaO\bOQ`chbWQYSbaQ][ ]`&!" # $

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Collaborations are nothing new in Nashville. Songwriters get together looking for inspiration or a creative spark, and every once in a while lightning strikes. Such was the case for Joy Williams and John Paul White. Randomly paired up at a songwriting camp, the two quickly realized that they were onto something special. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chemistry was immediate,â&#x20AC;? says Williams from the road in Delaware where the duo, now known as the Civil Wars, is getting ready to load-in for their evening gig. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was something really unique, a strange alchemy that made us both sit up.â&#x20AC;? At first glance, Williams and White are strikingly different. Williams grew up in Santa Cruz and has fond memories of longboarding with her girlfriends; White is a southern gentleman from Muscle Shoals, Ala. The music they make together however, reveals a creative connectedness that transcends upbringing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;J.P. grew up singing in bars and I grew up singing in church and somehow we managed to meet in the middle in Nashville,â&#x20AC;? Williams says, adding with a laugh, â&#x20AC;&#x153;J.P. is not a southern gentleman.â&#x20AC;? The pair has an obvious bond, like siblings who can poke fun at each other and who are equally capable of plumbing emotional depths together. That bond, though, is strictly professional. Williams and White are both married to other people and they credit their musical connection to their nonromantic involvement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason that this works so well is that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in a relationship,â&#x20AC;? says White. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we were, it would be pretty unhealthy to be rehashing this stuff over and over.â&#x20AC;?

CIVIL SUITS The Civil Wars (John Paul White and Santa Cruz native Joy Williams) bring their show to the Rio this Friday. Shining a light into the darker corners of love, the Civil Wars create disarmingly honest songs full of love, untold truths and thoughts of what could have been. They also reveal exquisite beauty and an awareness that love and heartache sometimes go hand-in-hand. Williams and White, with the help of producer Charlie Peacock, took the less-is-more route, adding minimal instrumentation to their full-length debut, Barton Hollow. The resulting songs stand exposed instead of lost in a sea of production tricks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did our best to just keep things stripped-down and honest,â&#x20AC;? says Williams, â&#x20AC;&#x153;keeping it felt and not just heard.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way we perform live,â&#x20AC;? adds White, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so it makes sense that it all hold up without a lot of instrumentation.â&#x20AC;? Tucked in among indie-folk ballads and country heart-wrenchers, like the hit single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poison and Wine,â&#x20AC;? is the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title track, a good old backwoods stomp.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Barton Hollowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was the last song that we wrote for the album,â&#x20AC;? says Williams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted something that was earthy, with some roots, some dirt and maybe a little backwater.â&#x20AC;? The song adds grit to the Civil Warsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; repertoire and helps to shake off some of the emotional weight of their deeply personal material. When playing live, Williams and White lighten the mood with their banter; Williams says it allows them to â&#x20AC;&#x153;come up for air between songs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to be emotionally present in order to sing these songs night after night,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t connect with the emotion, then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason we should be up onstage.â&#x20AC;? Civil Wars 4`WROg&^[ @W]BVSOb`S #A]_cSZ/dS AO\bO1`ch #

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Time Heals All Horns Local phenoms Slow Gherkin reunite at the Rio BY STEVE PALOPOLI


BY THE TIME Slow Gherkin broke up almost a decade ago, ska was the epitome of uncool. Even the band itself had given up on it by their last album, 2002â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run Screaming. This despite the fact that through the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s and into the new century, Gherkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explosive, hypersmart brand of ska had made them the most popular Santa Cruz band of their generation. Now, as the band reunites for the 15th anniversary of their former label, Asian Man Records, and a homecoming show at the Rio, the ensuing years have given lead singer James Rickman a different perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so silly to think how ashamed of ourselves we were for a short time. And the fact that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technically no ska guitar whatsoever on our last album,â&#x20AC;? says Rickman, shortly after arriving back in Santa Cruz from New York. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was silly. We could have done it again, like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mon dude, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stick to our guns here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cause now I love it. I love that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s danceable, and that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so joyous and energetic. All the stuff we loved about it in the first place now seems blatantly clear. Like, of course that is awesome. How could I ever doubt that?â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just Rickman, of course; ska has gone through the same process of rediscovery at a cultural level, though without the same extreme highs and

lows of popularity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so weird that when we were doing it, there was this idea of waves, and that was the third one. I feel like since then, you have, like, ripples. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no definition. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool or fatally uncool depending on the week. Even No Doubt went back to doing a sort of first-wave rock steady album,â&#x20AC;? he says. But if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange how much ska has changed, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even stranger that Slow Gherkin hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Their only previous reunion was in January 2010, when the happy accident of all the band members back in the area at the same time led to a secret gig at the Crepe Place for friends and family. The success of that show led to rounding up all the former members they could for these shows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh my God, it was like riding a bike,â&#x20AC;? says Rickman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it might start out and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d sound godawful, but we had two practices, and it was like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never stopped. It was still thereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the words, the chords, all that stuff. I was really proud and relieved that everyone still had it.â&#x20AC;?

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Stage 2/<13 SpectorDance Spring Performance Program includes the pieces â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderland,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fallout,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of the Blueâ&#x20AC;? and either â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oceanâ&#x20AC;? (evenings) or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Portraitsâ&#x20AC;? (matinees). With live musical accompaniment by Zoe Boekbinder. Fri-Sat, 7pm and Sat-Sun, 2pm. Thru Jun 19. $15-$20. Spector Dance, 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina, 831.384.1050.

B63/B3@ The Birdcage The owner of a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach and his partner meet their sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiancĂŠe and in-laws-to-be: a U.S. senator (and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order) and his wife. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Thru Jul 9. $22. Paper Wing Theater, 320 Hoffman Ave, Monterey, 831.905.5684.

Eurydice Pulitzer Prize nominee and MacArthur genius award winner Sarah Ruhlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modern take on the Greek myth â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Orpheus.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WedSun Thru Jun 19. $7-$35. Circle Theatre, Casanova St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831.622.0100.

Little Shop of Horrors A geeky floral shop clerk enlists the help of a giant man-eating plant named Audrey II to win the heart of the woman he loves (Audrey I). Thru Jun 25, 8pm and Sun, 2pm. Thru Jun 26. $17-$30. Western Stage Performing Arts Center, Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave, Salinas, 831.755.6816.

A Number A father and son grapple with the revelation that the son was cloned as a child. Wed-Sat, 7:30pm. Thru Jun 17. $16-$35. Circle Theatre, Casanova St, Carmel-bythe-Sea, 831.622.0100 .

1=<13@BA Dulcimer Girls and Gail Swain A split bill featuring folk ballads, old timey tunes, spirituals and a few originals from the Dulcimer Girls and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s covers from Gail Swain & the Ringers. Sat, Jun 18, 7pm. $10-$20 sliding scale. Native Sons Hall, 239 High St, Santa Cruz.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Living jazz legend Marsalis performs with 15 of the finest ensemble players working today. Mon, Jun 20, 7:30pm. $26.25-$63. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2227.

Santa Cruz Chorale sings Ode to St. Cecilia Works by Henry Purcell and Benjamin Brittan, conducted by Christian Grube. June 17 at Our Lady Help of Christians, 2401 E. Lake Avenue in Watsonville. June 18 & 19 at Holy Cross Church, 126 High Street, Santa Cruz. Fri, Jun 17, 7pm, Sat, Jun 18, 8pm and Sun, Jun 19, 4pm. $5-$20. 831.427.8023.

Zambra An evening of Judaic and global song with special guests Michelle Alany and friends. Sat, Jun 18, 7:30pm. $6-$12. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd, Aptos, 831.429.1691.

Art ;CA3C;A 1=<B7<C7<5 Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Big Creek Pottery: Social History of a Visual Idea, 1967-1983. An exhibit featuring more than 70 vessels made at or brought to the Big Creek workshops by visiting master potters and the founders, plus a photo collection documenting the school at its beginnings along with workshop experiences and writings by workshop leaders and students at Big Creek. Thru Jul 17. $2-$5. Spotlight Tours. Bringing the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. Third Sat of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Endangered Neighbors. Conservation photographs by Sebastian Kennerknecht. Wed-Sun. Thru Sep 10. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. 1305 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6115.

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8/>/<3A31C:BC@/:4/7@ In ancient Japan, ox-hide drums announced the start of ceremonial festivals. The Watsonville Taiko Drummers will continue the tradition Saturday, signaling the start of a day of festivities that will include kyogen theatre, Bon Odori and Okinawan dance, sumi-e ink painting, haiku poetry and mochi making. Free. Saturday, June 18, 11am-6pm. Mission Plaza Park, Mission and Emmett streets, Santa Cruz. Art. Mixed media paintings, woodcuts and sculptures. Thru Jun 26. Free, 831.426.8801. 450 Hwy 1, Davenport.

Felix Kulpa Gallery New Work from a Community of Artists. Paintings, photography, prints, mixed media and video from the loosely associated group of traditional and nontraditional artists known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Community of Artists.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thru Jun 26. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

Marjorie Evans Gallery Between the Heavens and the Earth. An exhibition of paintings by Simon Bull. Thru Jun 30. Free. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel, 831.620.2052.

Pajaro Valley Arts Council Sculpture Is. 56 artists and 135 sculptures among two

acres of Mediterranean gardens. Thru Oct 31. 831.728.2532. 37 Sudden St, Watsonville.

Santa Cruz Art League Earth Portraits: Contemporary Landscape Painters of California. Santa Cruz Art League presents the 81st Annual Statewide Exhibit juried by Scott A. Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum. Curated by Ed Penniman. Thru Jun 26. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, Sun noon-4pm. 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5787.

Santa Cruz County Bank Celebrate Santa Cruz County. Over 100 images celebrating our rich local heritage and a special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Boardwalkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Looff Carousel. Thru Jul 1. Free. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.

Santa Cruz County Office Building Ageless Art: Reflected Images. Featuring images created by the residents of local health care facilities. Thru Jun 30. Free, 831.459.8917. 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Alexander Lowry: Documentary Photographs of Santa Cruz County. UCSC & MAH present a virtual retrospective of photographer Alexander Lowryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gelatin silver prints at Thru Jul 17. Free. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.


Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6177.


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Japanese Cultural Fair A seasonal slice of Japanese culture featuring the Watsonville Taiko Drummers, the sounds of the Koto ancient zither, Kyogen theatre, northern Japan shamisen, Bon odori and Okinawan dance, mochimaking and more. Sat, Jun 18, 11am-6pm. Free. Mission Park Plaza, Corner of Mission and Emmett St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.1034.

Full Moon Madness Astronomy Night


Old Fashioned Campfire for the Whole Family

A celebration of the end of slavery and a showcase of African-American heritage and culture complete with food, activities, entertainment, a health fair and vendors. Sat, Jun 18, noon-5pm. Free. Louden

The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will help attendees take a closer look at the moon, stars and planets, and a NASA scientist will reveal current research and news about the moon. Sat, Jun 18, 6:30-9:30pm. Free. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton, 831.335.7077.

Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy storytelling and songs around the fire for the whole family. Fri, Jun 17, 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mission State Park, 144 School St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5849.

Sidewalk Saturday Photographer Ron Craig, jewelers Debbie Manning and Dyann Paynovich, painter Tina Masciocchi and ceramist Travis John Adams take over the sidewalk with their art. Sat, Jun 18, noon6pm. Free. Downtown Ben Lomond, 9299 Glen Arbor Rd, Ben Lomond, 831.336.3513.

Summer Story Hour Fun Annual hot dog barbecue and story hour featuring tales and crafts about â&#x20AC;&#x153;camping fun.â&#x20AC;? Wed, Jun 15, 1pm. Free. Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter St, Soquel, 831.475.3326.

Whale of an Auction The Friends of Long Marine Lab holds its fundraiser supporting the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Sat, Jun 18, 6pm. $85 for FLML members and $100 general. Cowell College, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3800.


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Community Book Group This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection is Michael Sledgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The More I Owe You. Tue, Jun 21, 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

Kate Payne The blogger behind will read and sign copies of her book, The Hip Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to Homemaking. Mon, Jun 20, 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

Memoir Workshop with Claudia Sternbach Former Sentinel columnist and author of Reading Lips: A Memoir of Kisses will help attendees turn a memory into a polished first-person essay. Fri, Jun 17, noon-4pm. $40. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

Poet/Speak Open Reading With featured reader Casey FitzSimons. Sun, Jun 19, 2pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.464.8983.

Rebecca Costa The KSCO host, TEDx speaker and author of The Watchmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction will read and sign copies of her book. Thu, Jun 16, 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

Wayne Pacelle The Humane Society CEO and author of The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them will read and sign copies of his book. Sat, Jun 18, 7:30pm. Free. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

:31BC@3A Aptos Village: a Mixed-Use Planned Urban Development The Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association and Habitat for Humanity present the second of a four-part public lecture series by local architect Matthew Thompson. Thu, Jun 16, 5:307:30pm. Free. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.688.3300.

Freedom Forum Presenting two lectures, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fully Informed Juryâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agenda 21: Blueprint for International Tyrannyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is it time to kick ICLEI out of Santa Cruz?â&#x20AC;? Wed, Jun 15, 7pm. Free. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.

The Men of Big Basin Celebrate Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day by honoring men who lived in, worked in and fought for Big Basin. Sun, Jun 19, 1pm. Free. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Hwy 236, Boulder Creek, 831.338.8883.

Nature Photography with Sebastian Kennerknecht Kennerknecht will share techniques for nature photography in a lecture and discussion that will be followed by a sunrise field class on June 18. Fri, Jun


E/G<3>/13::3 The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States has taken the organization from a feel-good group that protects dogs and cats to a force for change in the way we regard factory farming and the animals that endure it. He reads from his new book The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. Saturday, June 18, 7:30pm at Capitola Book CafĂŠ, 1475 41st Ave., Capitola. 831.462.4415. Free. 17, 7pm. $50 Members/$65 General. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6115.

Opera San JosĂŠ Season Preview The Santa Cruz Library will hosts a preview performance by Opera San JosĂŠ, featuring highlights from the 2011-2012 Season. Sat, Jun 18, 2pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7706.

Predators in Flight: Hunting Strategies of Peregrine Falcons Featuring photographer and naturalist Nick Dunlop and Glenn Stewart, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group. Sun, Jun 19, 1pm. Free. Seymour Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3800.

Santa Cruz Archaeological Society Meeting Featured speaker Serena Love, lecturer in Anthropology at DeAnza College, will present a talk titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Houses Build People, Exploring the Mudbrick Architecture of Catalhoyuk, Turkey.â&#x20AC;? Thu, Jun 16, 7:30pm. Free. Cabrillo College Sesnon House, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6136.

<=B713A GLBT Business Mixer Join this growing and vibrant group of GLBT professionals and business owners for food, fun and networking. Thu, Jun 16, 5:30-7:30pm. Pure Pleasure, 204 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.345.2053.

Natural Bridges Beach Cleanup New Leaf Community Markets will thank those who help clean up Natural Bridges beach with a free sandwich. Sat, Jun 18, 10am1pm. Free. Natural Bridges, end of West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.466.9060 x126.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives Drives occur at several locations countywide each month; for schedule and locations call 800.733.2767.

SC Diversity Center The Diversity Center provides services, support and socializing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning individuals and their allies. Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5422.

Seahorse Swim School Swim lessons for 2+ years old, non-competitive swimteam, Pool Jr. Guard Program, water aerobics, deep water running classes,

recreational swim and lap swimming for adults and teens. Mon-Thu, 9am-2pm. Thru Jun 22. Santa Cruz High School, 415 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.476.7946.

Support and Recovery Groups Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assn., 831.464.9982. Cancer: Katz Cancer Resource Center, 831.351.7770; WomenCARE, 831.457.2273. Candida: 831.471.0737. Chronic Pain: American Chronic Pain Association, 831.423.1385. Grief and Loss: Hospice, 831.430.3000. Lupus: Jeanette Miller, 831.566.0962. Men Overcoming Abusive Behavior: 831.464.3855. SMART Recovery: 831.462.5470. Trans Latina women: Mariposas, 831.425.5422. Trichotillomania: 831.457.1004. 12-Step Programs: 831.454.HELP (4357).

831.688.1019; Twin Lotus Center, 831.239.3900.

Zen, Vipassana, Basic: Intro to Meditation Zen: SC Zen Center, Wed, 5:45pm, 831.457.0206. Vipassana: Vipassana

SC, Wed 6:30-8pm, 831.425.3431. Basic: Land of the Medicine Buddha, Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, 831.462.8383. Zen: Ocean Gate Zendo, first Tue each month 6:30-7pm. All are free.

San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s City Guide

Bobby Bland If you only buy one blues album, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in good hands with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Two Steps From the Blues.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jun 18 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SF.

Matt & Kim The most gleeful batch of jubilation to hit the stage since Up With People. Jun 18 at the Fox Theater.

Mountain Goats John Darnielle and fellow erudite tunesmiths patiently perform amid shouts for â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Children.â&#x20AC;? Jun 20 at the Fillmore.

Yoga Instruction Pacific Cultural Center: 35+ classes per week, 831.462.8893. SC Yoga: 45 classes per week, 831.227.2156. TriYoga: numerous weekly classes, 831.464.8100. Also: Yoga Within at Aptos Station, 831.687.0818; Om Room School of Yoga, 831.429.9355; Pacific Climbing Gym, 831.454.9254; Aptos Yoga Center,

Odd Future Tyler, Hodgy, Syd and the rest of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s darlings lay waste to all common sense. Jun 21 at the Regency Ballroom.

Jaga Jazzist Norwegian electro-jazz 10-piece makes rare appearance in the States. Jun 22 at Great American Music Hall. More San Francisco events at

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; of the most potent, if under -recognized, guitarists...â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jazz Times WIL BLADES - HAMMOND B3 SIMON LOTT - DRUMS $18/Adv $21/Door

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Airto Moreira & Eyedentity Freshlyground Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Ensemble Jimmy Scott and the Jazz Expression Edmar Castaneda Trio Sasha Dobson The Bad Plus Gonzalo Bergara Quartet Martin Taylor Keiko Matsui Mujueres de Agua by Javier LimĂłn featuring Buika (At the Rio Theatre)

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A child prodigy who gave his first performance at age 6 and was the subject of a documentary film titled Jules at Eight, Julian Lage is now a 20something virtuoso guitarist, respected composer and celebrated bandleader. Spinning an eclectic musical web, Lage winds comfortably through jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk and classical styles playing what has aptly been described as Americana chamber music. Known for his fluid improvisational skills and exploratory nature, Lage is fast becoming a standout of his generation, an artist that All About Jazz called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a giant in the making.â&#x20AC;? Kuumbwa; $22 adv/$25 door; 7pm. (Cat Johnson)

Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary status as the birthplace of the electric blues is welldocumented, but in recent decades the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bluegrass community has become equally vital, thanks in part to Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimable institution the Old Town School of Folk Music and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role as the cultural hub of the Midwest. Fierce traditionalists bearing a thoroughly modern sensibility, the Henhouse Prowlers epitomize Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burgeoning bluegrass community. The band specializes in urban bluegrass, a style that owes a lot to the likes of Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe, but is very much a product of its own time. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $7 adv/$10 door; 8pm. (Paul M. Davis)

When X started out in L.A. in 1976, the band was an anomaly in the punk scene: a punk band with a deep appreciation for rockabilly, country and the blues. Thirty-five years later, Xâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s then-heretical approach has ensured it a place as one of the genreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most enduring acts. The band embarks on a short six-city West Coast tour, soldiering on despite founding member Exene Cervenkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2009 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re undeniably older and wiser, Cervenka and fellow founding member John Doe remain unbowed, throwing as much passion into the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature work as they did during its early days. Catalyst; $20 adv/$25 door; 9pm. (PMD)


1=447A0@=B63@A /<2B63 ;=C<B/7<;3< After their KPIG debut, the Coffis Brothers (Jamie and Kellen Coffis) and their backing band the Mountain Men (Kyle Poppin, Mason Hutchinson and Henry Chadwick) have been a hot ticket in the Santa Cruz area with good reason. Born and raised in the misty hills of Ben Lomond, the Coffis Brothers mix a blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound. This Friday will mark the release of their first full-length album, The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, at a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $10; 8pm. (Mat Weir)


A=>E7B61/;3: One of the remnants of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychedelic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s, Sopwith Camel was in the first wave of Bay Area psych bands to sign major label deals, sandwiched between Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. They were also the first to have a Top 40 hit with their breakout single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello, Hello.â&#x20AC;? Though their original run was brief, the band has reformed a handful of times over

the years and is currently out on the road, bringing playful, pop-rock tunes to their die-hard fans; many of whom consider the two Sopwith Camel albums underappreciated gems of an era. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $10; 8pm. (CJ)


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San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Mother Hips just might be the best-kept indie rock secret around. For over two decades, the band has veered away from commercial pop success, jamming out blues- and countrybased psychedelic rock. By being true to the music they love, the Mother Hips have built a successful empire of sound, earning a loyal fan base of music lovers, critics and fellow musicians (it was the Black Crowesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chris Robinson who helped the band sign to the American recording label). Besides their 2009 release, Pacific Dust, the Mother Hips have recently published a book, Now We Give It To You, featuring over 150 photos of the band taken by their longtime photographer, Jay Blakesberg. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $15 adv/$20 door; 9pm. (MW)

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that grow more meaningful with each listen. Covering the ground where indiepop meets daydreamy folk music, the Birds (including Leslie Sisson, Sean Haskins and the one and only Matt Pond) fill out Kennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s introspective tunes with rich harmonies, pleasantly meandering guitar work and percussion that plays a central role without dominating the sound. While American Analog Set will always hold a special place in slowcore history, the Wooden Birds are an interesting sidestep for Kenny, whose songwriting continues to evolve in unexpected ways. Crepe Place; $12; 9pm. (CJ)


07::1/::/6/< Since the songs he recorded under the moniker Smog in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s were so intensely claustrophobic, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something remarkable about the empty spaces and wide-screen scope demonstrated on Bill Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent records. His latest release, Apocalypse, is evocative of the vistas of the American West in its expansive atmosphere. Callahan is as dedicated to meticulously drawn character sketches as ever, but his arrangements have grown wider and more sympathetic. The result is nothing short of a revelationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;careerbesting work by a one-time indie sweetheart who has since graduated to the class of great American songwriters. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $15; 8:30pm. (PMD)

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Deep Roots Terrence Malickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s masterful â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Tree of Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; digs into the psychic realms of a lost world: the 1950s



WITH A strong theme of feminine mercy vs. masculine authority, with its acute longing for reconciliation with the past, with its tender faith that â&#x20AC;&#x153;no one who loves the way of grace comes to a bad end,â&#x20AC;? Terrence Malickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Tree of Life states its themes as baldly as if it were a silent movie. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprising to see such an essentially simple film so roundly misunderstood. The Tree of Life is not so much written as captioned; as always in Malick (Badlands, The New World), one can hear every interior monologue as if surrounded by ellipsis. The images, sharp and yet lambent, are of a lost worldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a peaceful world that breaks out in storms of color and rage. The calm center is Mrs. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. Jessica Chastain plays this â&#x20AC;&#x153;lover of the way of grace,â&#x20AC;? and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as much a dancer as an actress. The story begins in the 1960s, back when the worst news was still delivered by telegram. A familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger brother, just 19, has been killed. Malick implicates the military in the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color scheme; the rigid father, Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, still dresses in

A MOTHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WAY Jessica Chastainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mrs. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien offers some sanctuary to a father-dominated boy in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Tree of Life.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; khaki and suntan-colored suits, as if he had never left the Army. We might well guess the boy died in Vietnam. This memory of loss transfixes a man of today, Jack (Sean Penn). His 2011 is a terrible place. There is no shelter from the sky, just avenues of imprisoning glass and steel: Lovecraftsize atriums in a financial district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Find me,â&#x20AC;? Jack hearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it is the call of his dead brother. In memory, Jack is led back to his early childhood home in the outskirts of Waco, Texas, in the late 1950s. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radical enough to make a 1950s movie without â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock Around the Clockâ&#x20AC;? on the soundtrack. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely drastic to remove references to television or cinema from the frame. Malick concentrates on what turns out to be far more evocative material: the vast, wide world of the younger Jack (Hunter McCracken) and his brother. In this world, Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father is his ruler and his bitter enemy. Malick takes away the simplest

motivations for a fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrath: Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a child abuser, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a drinker. Brad Pittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien is disenchanted, scheming for a way out of his factory job. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a constant litigator, always pursuing patent cases. We see him, transfixed by pride, in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a Catholic in the Sistine Chapel. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien loves classic music with a compulsion. He forces his family to listen quietly to classical records at dinnertime, to civilize them. In this lean, unsparing performanceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his bestâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Pitt recalls the fierceness of the fathers of those days. He embodies their volcanic moods, their vanishing, their sudden inexplicable returns, their crucial need for obedience. Yet there is another way besides the path of domination. The red-haired, slim mother beckons to it. People dismiss The Tree of Life as pretentious. Some few minutes of touchingly animated dinosaurs and inner and outer space make up the

filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soft underbelly. These moments of visual scope are all secured to the rest of the film. Jack plays in a field with boys who claim to have found a dinosaur bone. Microscopic animation of spirochetes at play match one of Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unsuccessful inventions: a kind of spring-loaded contraption, coiled like the bacteria. Malick has sometimes been on unsteady narrative ground when making his transcendental cinematic essays about crime, war, labor or colonial history. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more assured making this memory play. The Tree of Life is the meeting place of cinema and sacred memory. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an invocation of something that is allseeing, all-remembering, death-defying.

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Film Capsules <3E THE ART OF GETTING BY (PG-13; 92 min.) A high-school senior (Freddie Highmore) with an ambition deficit makes unlikely inroads with the most popular girl in school (Emma Roberts), then discovers he may not be able to graduate. (Opens Fri at Del Mar) CHINATOWN (1974) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1937 and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trouble

down at the Los Angeles water department when a private investigator (Jack Nicholson) is hired to spy on the department chief by a woman posing as his wife. When the detective discovers the real wife (Faye Dunaway), he stumbles onto a vast conspiracy involving her father (John Huston) and numerous unsavory characters. (Sat-Sun at Aptos)


DCI 2011 TOUR PREMIERE (NR; 220 min.) The top drum corps on Earth compete to be named the champions at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Round Rock, Texas. Featuring the performances of marching music ensembles from across the country, including the Santa Clara Vanguard. (Plays Mon at Santa Cruz 9) E.T. (1982) Steven Spielbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Movie reviews by Tessa Stuart and Richard von Busack

heartwarming film about a gentle alien botanist stranded on Earth and the American kids who try to help him won four Oscars. With Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. (Plays Weds 6/22 at Scotts Valley)

GREEN LANTERN (PG-13; 105 min.) A cocky test pilot named Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) joins an intergalactic brotherhood

known as the Green Lanterns charged with keeping order in the universe and fending off an enemy called the Parallax. Humans havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impressed the Green Lanterns much, but Jordan may turn out to be their only hope against the new threat. (Opens Thu midnight at Santa Cruz 9, 41st Avenue, Scotts Valley and Green Valley)


Showtimes are for Wednesday, June 15, through Wednesday, June 22, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

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THE MET: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (NR; 205 min) (NR; 165 min.) Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opera about a naĂŻve young Japanese bride and the American scoundrel who steals her heart stars Patricia Racette and Marcello Giordani. (Plays Wed 6/15 at Santa Cruz 9) MR. POPPERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PENGUINS (PG; 103 min.) A house painter (Jim Carrey) finds his world turned upside down when he inherits six penguins, starting with one received in the mail. His Popperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performing Penguins show doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much to settle his life down. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9, Aptos, Scotts Valley and Green Valley) RAMONA AND BEEZUS (2010) Selena Gomez (of the Disney Channelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wizards of Waverly Place) plays older sister Beezus in this adaptation of Beverly Clearyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treasured â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ramonaâ&#x20AC;? novel series. (Plays Wed-Thu at 41st Ave.) THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (2001) Wes Anderson directed this film about a family of wealthy eccentric geniuses (Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson) brought together when the family patriarch (Gene Hackman) runs out of cash and can no longer stay at the lavish hotel where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lived for the last 22 years. (Thu at Santa Cruz 9) THE TREE OF LIFE (PG13; 146 min.) See review, page 33. (Opens Fri at Nickelodeon) THE TROLL HUNTER (PG-13; 98 min.) When a group of student filmmakers set out to investigate a series of bear killings, they stumble onto a massive government coverup and a race of enormous and very angry creatures. (Opens Fri at Nickelodeon) YOGI BEAR (2010) With Jellystone Park threatened with closure, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to Yogi

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205 min.) In this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Met: Live in HDâ&#x20AC;? Anna Netrebko plays penniless Norina, whose marriage to her love, Ernesto, has been forbidden by his uncle, Don Pasquale (John Del Carlo). Norina, Ernesto and Don Pasqualeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physician devise a scheme to convince him to allow the couple to wed. (Plays Wed 6/22 at Santa Cruz 9)

and Boo Boo to convince Mayor Brown not to sell the park and destroy their home. Voiced by Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris. (Plays Weds-Thu at Scotts Valley; Weds 6/22 at 41st Ave)

@3D73EA BRIDESMAIDS (R; 125 min.) Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a Milwaukee woman going downhill. Her ex-boyfriend (Jon Hamm) uses her for sex. Suddenly, Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best pal, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), announces her impending marriage. Lillian also introduces a new, gorgeous friend (Rose Byrne) who elbows Annie aside and takes charge of the wedding. The wedding planning becomes more pretentious, more expensive and ever more humiliating for Annie. Wiig is at her most comically nonchalant as the desperation seeps out of her pores. In her capacity to register degrees of comedic suffering, this actress suggests what happens when like when a movie is really loose down deep in its soul, and is not just wobbly and formulaic. But Judd Apatow was the executive producer, and Bridesmaids is shaped like an Apatow film: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a halfhour too long. Though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s released as a chick-flick alternative, we still get the traditional pointless fight between Annie and her new man (Chris Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dowd). (RvB) CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (NR; 90 min.) Director and film artist Werner Herzog (Invincible, Grizzly Man) returns to the screen with an aweinspiring 3-D documentary. In 1994 a cave in Southern France was discovered to contain some of the oldest known art forms in the history of mankind. Because of the delicate nature of the cave, only Herzog was allowed to film it, delivering to his audience a breathtaking portrait of who we were, where we are now, and what the future may hold for the human race. THE DOUBLE HOUR (NR; 95 min.) In this official selection from the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, Sonia (Ksenia Rappoport) has recently moved to a new city and decides to give speed dating a try to fix her lonely

BEACON OF JUSTICE Szbo!Sfzopmet!jt!bo!Bwfsbhf!Kpf.uvsofe.joufshbmbdujd!bwfohfs!jo!Ă&#x2022;Hsffo!Mboufso-Ă&#x2013;!pqfojoh!Gsjebz/! nights. There she meets Guido (Filippo Timi), an excop turned security guard, and the sparks begin to fly. However, their fruitful relationship is cut short when Guido is shot on the job, leaving Sonia to figure where the truth lies in this thriller where nothing is what it seems.

EVERYTHING MUST GO (R; 96 min.) When an alcoholic salesman (Will Ferrell) gets canned from his job and dumped by his wife falling off the wagon yet again, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forced to sell everything and start from scratch with the help of an awkward neighborhood kid (Christopher Jordan Wallace) and an interesting new neighbor (Rebecca Hall). With Laura Dern. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver. INCENDIES (R; 130 min.) When their motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last will and testament is read, the lives of Jeanne and Simon Marwan (MĂŠlissa DĂŠsormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette) are forever changed as they learn of an unknown brother possibly living with the father they believed dead. This discovery sends

the twins through their motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past and into the Middle East, where they learn that some family secrets are meant to stay hidden. In French and Arabic with subtitles.

JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER (PG; 91 min.) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summertime and third-grader Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) is stuck at home while her parents travel on vacation. Luckily, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her eccentric Aunt Opal (Heather Graham) to keep her company. Together the two scheme up a list of hilarious adventures in this family film that proves thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always time for imagination. KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG; 90 min.) Smart-ass dialog and the voices of Jack Black, Seth Rogan, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and a multitude more spice up the story of the chubby panda Po, who takes on old enemies with a new weapon. Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AMOUR FOU (NR; 98 min.) Winner of the Fipresci International Critics Prize at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amour Fou is a documentary

like no other. Centered on the 2009 auctioning of world-renowned designer Yves Saint Laurentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art collection, this film takes an in-depth look at the man and his lover of 50 years, Pierre BergĂŠ. Director Pierre Thoretton gives the audience a rare glimpse at the truth behind the legend of Saint Laurent from the man who knew him best, as the life they built together is sold off one piece at a time.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG-13; 100 min.) Woody Allen wrote and directed this film about Gil (Owen Wilson), a killjoy writer on vacation in Paris with his fiancĂŠe (Rachel McAdams) and her family. When they run into some old friends (Michael Sheen and Nina Arianda), Gil begins stealing away from his party by taking conspicuously long walks at night. He soon discovers a newfound love for the city, and life, in this romantic comedy that asks the question: Is a different life better, or is it justâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;different? PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (PG-13; 137 min.) Escaping the gallows in

London, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is shanghaied by the pirate and voodoo master Blackbeard (Ian McShane), who seeks the Fountain of Youth. Sparrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old nemesis Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), now a privateer licensed by King George, joins the fray. Blackbeardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter Angelica (Penelope Cruz) has a past with Jack, but not much of a present. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to pretend not to be interested in each other. The disinterest seems real. In this scattered, hurried and yet static tale, even the wonderful Fountain itself doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lure Sparrow much; he flits through the tale armed with the magic compass that leads to his heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire. (RvB)

SUPER 8 (PG-13; 112 min.) In 1979, the U.S. government shut down a section of the mysterious Area 51 and ordered all materials to be transported to a secret location in Ohio. Some, however, never made it. After witnessing a horrific train crash, a group of young friends begin to notice mysterious

anomalies around town. When monster sightings are reported, they arm themselves with Super 8mm cameras in search of some answers in this sci-fi thriller from genre guru J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, televisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fringe).

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (PG-13; 122 min.) A veterinary student (Robert Pattinson) suffers a minor breakdown following the death of his parents and joins a traveling circus, where he cares for the animals and falls in love with the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star (Reese Witherspoon). X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (PG13; 131 min.) In this prequel to the blockbuster trilogy, audiences are treated to a rare glimpse at the origins of the X-Men. In 1963 the Cold War is at its height and the human population is still not aware of the existence of mutants with superhuman powers living in its midst. All of that changes when Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) opens a school for mutants to hone their abilities, unleashing a wave of persecution from normal society.

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Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. 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 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328 superfresh fish in unusual but well-executed sushi combinations. Wed-Mon 11:30am-9pm.



1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

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

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231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

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

$$$ Capitola


203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

California cuisine. Nightly specials include prime rib and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.

A/<B/1@CH $$ Santa Cruz

1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588

$$$ Santa Cruz

328 Ingalls St, 831.425.6771

$ Santa Cruz

1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664




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110 Church St, 831.429.2000

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994


Santa Cruz

2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

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303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770

1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135


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221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852

Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Features the vibrant and esoteric wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard, a three-course, family-style prix fixe menu that changes nightly, and an inventive small plates menu, highlighting both seasonal and organic ingredients from local farms. 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. 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. 7<27/8=H3

418 Front St, 831.325-3633

$$ Santa Cruz

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430


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

Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering, culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday 11:30-9pm. Special events most Sundays. 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.

$$ Santa Cruz

=:7B/A Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393

$$ Santa Cruz


1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700


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555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

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1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930 A=74

105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020


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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 Mon-Fri 11:30am, dinner nightly at 5pm. Irish pub and restaurant. Informal pub fare with reliable execution. Lunch and dinner all day, open Mon-Fri 11:30ammidnight, Sat-Sun 11:30am-1:30am. Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Dinner Mon-Thu 510pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm, Sun 4-10pm; retail shop Mon 5pm-close, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close. Pizza. Specializing in authentic Sicilian and square pizza. Homemade pasta, fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Hot slices always ready. Sun-Thu 10am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Pizza. Pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, wings, desserts, beers on tap. Patio dining, sports on HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups and catering. Open and delivering Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Sun 11am-midnight.

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6205 Hwy 9, 831.335.1500

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

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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4724 Soquel Dr, 831.477.1048

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

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and timidity, timidityy, Libra. Librra. And I suspect that in the coming weekss you will be week be called to a challenge in both areas. areas. SSee ee if if you you can can transfer transfer some some of of the the nervy nervy power power youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aable ble to to summon summon in in one one sphere sphere to to bolster bolster you you in in the the place where where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a wimp.

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ROSA AND MARIA AND BILL A few months ago I had a duplex listed for sale in Santa Cruz. Two sisters were the residents of the smaller side. These sisters had been living in the same unit for over 40 years. Now they were in their late seventies, retired and scrimping along on their small social security checks. Their one bedroom place was tiny and old and needed everything. The kitchen cupboards were blackened from the stove being too close, their rusty washing machine was outside in the small side yard. The heater had not been working for years. The carpet, well, it did not look good. Fortunately their landlady, in her late nineties, loved them and kept their rent very low. I have never met such loving and wonderful ladies. Never a complaint was heard from them. Both were so grateful just to be alive, even with one sister in the process of undergoing dialysis every week. Mean while their world was turning upside downâ&#x20AC;Ś when I told them their landlady had died, they burst into tears before considering what this would mean to them personally. They always had a smile and a positive attitude. They had very little in the way of valuable worldly goods, just sentimental collections of this and that. Their command of English was very limited. But always, an invitation to sit and have some tea and cookies or a coke or coffee when I came to collect the rent each month. We did not need language, gestures and giggles sufficed. Many potential buyers saw the property, many investors were interested. I was seeking a buyer who would at least give the ladies some time to readjust and find a new place. It was a dilemma. The low rent they were paying did not make sense for the investors. For those who wanted to occupy the other side, it was the same dilemma, most needing more income to cover the loan on the property they would be getting. If you met Rosa and Maria you could never evict them. In fact, all the prospects agreed, they would not buy if they had to evict these special souls. Upon meeting anyone, they would hug and kiss everyone and smile. Time went by, always the same scenario. I had promised the previous owner, I would take care of her ladies. But who would sacrifice for strangers? After months on the market, and in the same week, two potential buyers appearedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; a delightful young couple, and a single man, both from other areas, both wanting to live on the premises. Both parties met the ladies, of course. And the great newsâ&#x20AC;Ś both parties said they would keep the ladies there, and not raise the rent for as long as the sisters wanted to stayâ&#x20AC;Ś I was so touchedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it put back the faith in humanity we sometimes wonder about. In fact, the offer that got accepted, was from the single young man, Bill, who insisted in going to them and telling them they were welcome and he wanted them to stay. Bill is definitely a different breed of cat. A cool one! He also has ideas of recording street musicians and making CDs of and for the musicians and distributing them for others to buy and enjoy. Not for profit. For the street musicians to get recognition and appreciation. So I am all cheered up and cheering for Bill and grateful to the other young couple all of whom have oodles of heart. Be happy, call me about other properties that can make you feel good. Do for good not for dough and you will always be rising up the ladder of hope.

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