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/53<B=4 27A7<4=@;/B7=< A SECRET or shadow group comprised of big government, industry, military and money is indisputably attempting to destroy our constitutional democracy. Unfortunately, it is succeeding. The overall thrust of Foster and Kimberly Gambleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film, Thrive, is the unveiling in broad strokes of this shadow group (often referred to as The Powers That Be or TPTB). It is a daunting task and one that cannot easily be accomplished in a two-hour movie, but we feel that Thrive is an admirable beginning. There are parts of this monumental and shocking story of corruption that easily lend themselves to criticism. Enter

Eric Johnson. We wonder about his motivation. Although in his previous article (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blinded by The Right,â&#x20AC;? Currents, March 14), he promotes himself as a defender of â&#x20AC;&#x153;progressives,â&#x20AC;? a group with which we feel much agreement, we do not think that his extreme critique of Thrive is truly serving this group. Whether or not it is his intention, he is acting as an agent of disinformation to draw attention away from the positive overall intent of the film. His misguided labeling of Thrive as â&#x20AC;&#x153;pseudo-science, Utopian fantasy and veiled right-wing conspiracy theoryâ&#x20AC;? utilizes namecalling in a disrespectful way, classic in disinformation techniques. By such writing, he is actually harming the progressive agenda, which needs to educate citizens about the secret or shadow government and likewise

needs to forge alliances with citizens holding other worldviews. We are not saying that we are buying the whole Thrive story or agenda, but we are supportive of its overall intent to look closely at the workings of the secret government and then focus on doing something positive about it. Eric looks for the worst aspects of what some of the presenters have said and then, not following good rules of logic, suggests that this negates the basic premise of the film. We suspect that Mr. Johnson has a few silly quotes that could be brought up from his past too. We know that we would not want to be judged by some of what we have written previously. Although we tend to hold all of them in high regard, all the folks who signed the statement distancing themselves from Thrive (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Progressive Leaders Denounce â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thrive,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Currents, April 11) have definitely disappointed us. It strikes us that these folks are jumping ship at the first sign of danger by distancing themselves from the challenges that accompany courageous action. Thank you for continuing to explore this vitally important issue. Rico and Claire Baker Santa Cruz

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0793A/43BG 1:/AA3A>:3/A3 [RE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learning Cycles,â&#x20AC;? Currents, April 25]: It would be helpful if the organizers offered several bike safety classes, now that Bike Week has become Bike Month. This would show that, besides advocating bike riding for whatever reason, that they are concerned for the safety of these same riders and those who motor and walk alongside in sharing the road. It would also be beneficial if they also offered venues on registering your bike, liability insurance, and other responsibilities incurred when one chooses to ride. There should be no excuse if this is not done, now that Bike Week has become Bike Month. Don Honda




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JUST SAY NO TO BIG MONEY Santa Cruz council candidate Micah Posner says his campaign will abide by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voluntary expenditure limits.

All About the Money Some Santa Cruz council candidates are putting limits on the campaign finance game BY JACOB PIERCE

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MICAH POSNER, who announced his run for Santa Cruz City Council last month, is planning his campaign around a few things: his familiarity with transportation and land use issues, his work as an activist and his decision to limit the amount of money he spends on his campaign this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and by extension the amount of contributions he accepts. Posner plans to keep his total expenditures at about $25,000, as outlined in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voluntary expenditure limit guidelines. The move puts him at odds

with a trend that appears to be on the rise. Four City Council candidates in the 2010 electionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the three who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; decided to forgo those voluntary limits. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same number of candidates who chose not to adhere to the voluntary limits in the three previous elections combined. Posner thinks the community should say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to have the people who are most qualified and representing our issues on City Council,â&#x20AC;? says Posner, who will be stepping down as director of People Power this summer for the race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just want to elect the

best fundraiser.â&#x20AC;? There are voluntary limits both for how much money candidates can spend and what size contributions they can take from any one donor. The city adjusts both with every election to ref lect cost of living increases. In the most recent cycle, the total expenditure limit was $24,270. Public records indicate that in 2010, candidates spent much more than that. Councilmember Hilary Bryant spent more than $43,000 on her first election. Fellow council newcomer David Terrazas spent more than $35,000 and incumbent

Lynn Robinson more than $25,000. (All of the candidates did follow voluntary limits for single campaign contributions, which in 2010 were set at $310 for individuals and $745 for groups.) Bryant says she went over the expenditure limit in part because she was unaware before running how much it would cost to run a campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very important that I have adequate resources to introduce myself to the public,â&#x20AC;? she says in an email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As it turns out, campaign costs are very high for all levels of office these days.â&#x20AC;? Posnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notion has its critics. Former Santa Cruz Sentinel editor Tom Honig says limiting the amount of money people can raise gives an advantage to people who can self-finance their campaignsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regulatedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and to incumbents, who already have name recognition and connections in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By drastically limiting it, it sounds like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re leveling the playing field,â&#x20AC;? Honig says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually un-leveling it to the advantage of incumbents.â&#x20AC;? Councilmember Ryan Coonerty agrees a setup with limits favors incumbents. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the reason Coonerty, who ran against four incumbents for his first election in 2004, says he decided not to accept the voluntary expenditure limits that year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run before has name recognition across the city,â&#x20AC;? Coonerty says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can be in the newspaper on a weekly basis announcing their policies. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already paid for their lawn signs and everything else. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a newcomer, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the name recognition. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more difficult. You have to buy all your materials for the first time.â&#x20AC;? Coonerty, who supports making the voluntary limit on individual contribution sizes mandatory, also 3!#


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SHE HAS paid $2,000 for Grape Camp, a three-day getaway for tourists who want to learn how to pick grapes in the vineyards. She has perfect salon hair, neatly plucked eyebrows half-hidden by sunglasses, and the relaxed demeanor of, well, someone who can afford to spend $2,000 on Grape Camp. While Mexican laborers work the vineyards behind her, she speaks to the camera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve talked a lot over the last couple days about how happy everybody is,â&#x20AC;? she says, earnestly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How happy people are. And you sort of see why. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful way to live.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice thought. In Harvest, the new documentary by

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filmmaker and journalist John Beck screening May 13 at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, vineyard workers do backbreaking work, hustle to fill bins in the dead of night, pick overtime to beat the rains, live in fear of deportation and are expected to smile when the tourist buses come rolling through. Shot entirely in Sonoma County, the 97minute documentary covers three months of the 2011 harvest and features an ensemble cast. Harvest contains no swirling and quaffing, no corporate winery talking points approved by the marketing department. Instead, it focuses on five family wineriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robledo, Rafanelli, Foppiano, Harvest Moon

and Robert Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and their struggles to get through one of the worst harvests in memory. Importantly, it follows a rare allfemale picking crew, whose members share harrowing stories of crossing the border. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release is timely, and in contrast to the recent nationally televised idyll of wine country. Last month, Undercover Boss shadowed the president of Kendall-Jackson as he discovered thatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;shock of all shocksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; people spoke Spanish in his vineyards. And in the eyes of those glued to The Bachelor this past season, a vineyard worker is a white, hunky twentysomething who just ¨ ! hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found the right woman yet.

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With his small DSLR camera, Beck, a former staffer at the Press Democrat, does what no corporate CEO or network executive would ever consider: he wakes up at 2am and hits the vineyards with actual immigrant workers picking grapes. In visiting nighttime harvests, pickersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes and small winemakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; garages, Beck paints a true picture of the harvest, with no interest in parroting the party line that everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always happy. At the end of the Grape Camp segment, the tourists, having picked grapes for about an hour, stand around filming the immigrant workers on their iPhones. Then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to visit tasting rooms and restaurants. The film cuts to a Pure Luxury Transportation bus driving away on a dirt road, followed by a Mercedes-Benzâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;literally leaving the vineyard workers in the dust.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Ask, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Tell â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen tons of the sipping and tasting documentaries, and more of what I call the pseudo-mystical side of winemakingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which is the, you know, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hint of stone fruit on the palate,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and that kind of shit,â&#x20AC;? says Beck, driving up toward Healdsburg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never seen this before. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been captured in stills quite a bit, like Dorothea Lange, way back. But also, just in print journalism, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a lot in this countyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t name the newspapersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; but you see these stories all the time: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sixteen Laborers Found Living in a Building in Rural Windsor,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and you see these ICE stings. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen the whole harvest story.â&#x20AC;? Harvest is not a grand exposĂŠ, nor is it an indictment. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a love letter to the wine industry ¨ #

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Harvestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall into the documentary trap of seizing uponâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or worse, creatingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a touching narrative, though every story in it could probably have been its own documentary. Today, Beck is hoping to track down three women whose numbers heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lost but whose addresses he remembers. Paulina, Margarita and Maria are members of the all-female picking crew in Harvest, and Beck wants to give them free tickets to the screening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would kill me is if this premiere turned into a super-cheesy wine event, and the women didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to the screening,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they were not there, that would suck. But getting

them there is not easy.â&#x20AC;? Hired for their attention to detail, the women pickers in Harvest are more often paid by the hourâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not by the bin, and they argue this at one point in the film. In another scene, three of the women tell of crossing the border. Paulina leaves home as a teenager, pays 350 pesos to a coyote and narrowly escapes an ambush by thieves. Maria pays 1,500 pesos and hides for three days in a trailer before crossing. Margarita is dropped off at midnight, digs a hole under the border fence to the U.S., hitches a ride to Phoenix and then is transferred to another coyote who brings her to L.A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as if they are selling you,â&#x20AC;? she says. Beck, who spent three hours himself picking grapes with the workers while filming, calls the work â&#x20AC;&#x153;excruciating.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this economy,â&#x20AC;? he points out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;even when unemployment is a record 12 or 13 percent, you still will not find anyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s non-Mexican willing to go out and pick in the vineyards.â&#x20AC;? We pull down a street to Paulinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house, a fourplex apartment with three kids playing on the front lawnâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;except the lawn is actually dirt and weeds, strewn with a shopping cart, a beer bottle, a shoe, an empty can and an overturned pink plastic tricycle. This is the Healdsburg the tourism bureau omits from its photo galleries, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably just as well; drawn on the mailbox is graffiti of a huge penis and a large, bulbous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fuck You.â&#x20AC;? In the five minutes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there, a woman with groceries, a young man with flowers, a kid on a bike and a small dog all enter the building. Paulinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not there, but Beck has somehow managed to find her son, who gets her on the phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soy Juan, Juan Beck!â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The filmmaker, la pelicula. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at su casa right now.â&#x20AC;? He gets an address, and we walk to the car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can see why I have a translator,â&#x20AC;? he jokes. North of town, we find the placeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a signless warehouse next to a tire shop. Out back, a boombox plays while 20 members of Paulinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baile folklĂłrico dance group rehearses on the pavement. Beck finds Paulina, ¨ $

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either, and it bravely addresses what Beck classifies as a longstanding â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tellâ&#x20AC;? rule in wine. Every picker interviewed for the documentary, he says, was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to know how much these pickers sacrificed to be here,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re buying that bottle off the shelf at Safeway, and you have no idea what went into the making of it.â&#x20AC;?

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15 C O V E R S T O R Y | F R U I T S O F T H E I R L A B O R gives her a handbill and explains that he has free tickets for her and her family to the premiere. She nods and continues to dance. Down in Windsor, we drive a dirt road pockmarked by gravel infill along the railroad tracks. At the end is a leaning blue house with a roof covered in plastic sheeting and cinder blocks in place of shingles. Roosters greet us at the porch, and we walk through a front door of hanging linen. Margarita is there in the kitchen, and she gives a big hug to Beck, who pulls out a handbill for her. On it is a giant picture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you know this lady?â&#x20AC;? asks Beck, pointing to the photo. Margarita looks down, sees herself on an official film poster, and emits a squeal so loud it could probably be heard in Nevada. On the porch, I ask Margarita about the film. She and her crew did not get paid as much as anticipated, she says. In the film, a salty Matt Reilly proclaims that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the women did just as much work, only when it was done, they did a much better job.â&#x20AC;? Margarita tells me that every one of the vineyard pickers she knows is an undocumented immigrant, with a border-crossing story similar to hers. I ask how anti-immigrant sentiment in Sonoma County makes her feel, and she responds that it only makes her want to work harder to make her dreams come true. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to make me small,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someday we will change peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds.â&#x20AC;?

Ugly Dogs to Ugly Truths After years of writing entertainment pieces for the Press Democrat, John Beck began making short films for the paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Every week, he produced weekend previews, band interviews and event recaps (disclosure: I was in one once). When he parted ways as a staff writer with the paperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he still freelances on a regular basisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he started Sideshow Video, making short films for small businesses. In 2010, he and partner Don Lewis made Worst in Show, a documentary about Petalumaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ugliest Dog Contest. But when Wine Road hired

him for a night harvest shoot, he became intrigued by the process, and the idea for Harvest was born. Robert Hunter Vineyards was the first place Beck filmed for Harvest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my God, this is gonna be a nightmare,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And every time I came back, they would just kind of say . . . I know enough Spanish to know that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cussing and making fun of me. But if you look at the situation, man, they have no say. The owner of the winery said I can come in and shoot, and the pickers have no say in that. So I was very careful to ask them if it was OK.â&#x20AC;? The night harvest scenes have a cinematic quality all their own, even one involving a machine harvester at Foppiano. A segment about pigs invading the vineyards affirms the challenges of the small farmer. A day off at Balletto Vineyards yields a much-needed game of baseball. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a little bit of criticism from Randy Pitts, of Harvest Moon Winery, about other winemakers leaving fruit on the vine too long and then having to battle the rains, which makes up Harvestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third act. Above all, Harvest doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall into the documentary trap of seizing uponâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or worse, creatingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a touching narrative, though every story in Harvest could probably have been its own documentary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More seasoned documentary filmmakers than I probably would have done that,â&#x20AC;? says Beck, driving back south from Healdsburg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only reason I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t: I initially set out with this goal of filming all walks of life. And I thought of Harvest as being this ensemble cast. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called Harvest, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this broad swath, I want to show everybody. In the end, the harvest itself is the character. Does that make sense?â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not done. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won the trial, the jury awarded us $4.4 million. In exchange for taking $4 mil, we negotiated two nonmonetary demands. The first is that May 24 be declared Judi Bari Day by the city of Oakland. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than an apology.â&#x20AC;? The second demand is more complicated: Cherney and his legal team want whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left of the bomb that injured himself and Bari, as well as a second bomb that partially detonated outside of a Cloverdale lumber mill. The FBI wants to clean house of this evidence by destroying it. Cherney and company want to send it to an independent lab to seek DNA evidence. Cherney isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t conspiratorial enough to think the FBI set the bomb off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The FBI didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bomb us, but I believe they know who did.â&#x20AC;? The North Coast continues to feel the pressure, although Cherney says the locals have wised up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What made the redwoods such fantastic building material no longer exists,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just got some salvaged 120-year-old lumber from a barn; I swiped it with a piece of sandpaper and it shines red once again. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the quantity or the quality anymore.â&#x20AC;? I tell Cherney that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perhaps too much to expect tourists on their way to Trees of Mystery to understand the difference between an old-growth forest and an herbicided lumber plantation. He replies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine that oldgrowth tree compared to a thirdgrowth â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pecker poleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;a 1,000year-old to a 10-year-old. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like comparison of a six-room house to a dog house. Certain animals need larger trees as a habitat: shade, which modifies the climate. The larger trees catch fog. A single redwood can store water, which it releases in the summer, water that provides a habitat for the fish. A tree like that also provides a sense of awe. And humanity could use a little humility right now.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4`WROg;Og$("#^[ <WQYSZ]RS]\ 4]`bWQYSbW\T]dWaWbeee aO\bOQ`chTWZ[TSabWdOZ]`U


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HARMONIC CONVERGENCE Music in May artistic director Rebecca Jackson with San Francisco Opera principal clarinetist Jose Gonzalez Granero adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gave me the freedom to decide everything artistically.â&#x20AC;? Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission was two-fold: to bring beautiful chamber music to the community and outreach to schools. To those ends, she added partnerships with other nonprofits. This year, for example, MiM is collaborating with Shakespeare To Go, Beat Within and the music program at Pacifica Charter School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those projects get a spot in our program book and 50 tickets to sell or use for other benefits,â&#x20AC;? Jackson explains. Jackson has brought many outstanding chamber players to MiM, this year, including the superb principal clarinetist with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Jose Gonzalez Granero, who was introduced locally during an MiM benefit concert at the La Selva home of American soprano Greta Feeney-Samuels on April 14. Gonzalez Granero will play works by Schumann and Bartok at the May 11 concert in Santa Cruz. The May 12 program in Aptos

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Maestro John Larry Granger conducts his last concert series with the Santa Cruz County Symphony with the music of Nielsen, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams. To purchase your tickets, call 831.420.5262 or go to http://www. santacruzsymphony.org/ Sat, May 12, 8pm. $20-$65. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5262. Maestro John Larry Granger conducts his last concert series with the Santa Cruz County Symphony with the music of Nielsen, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams. To purchase your tickets, call 831.420.5262 or go to http://www. santacruzsymphony.org/ Sun, May 13, 2pm. $20-$65. Henry J. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville, 831.420.5262.

All About Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talented youth performers ages 8 to 13 bring the classic fairy tale to life. To purchase tickets, call 831.345.6340 or go to http://www.allabouttheatre. org Fri, May 11, 7pm and Sat, May 12, 2 and 7pm. $12-$20. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.345.6340.

Ghost Dance UC Santa Cruz students perform in an American Indian tale about imperialism, ancestorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; legacies, controversial prophecies and ill-fated love. Thu, May 10, 7pm and Fri, May 11, 7pm. Free. Stevenson Event Center, 101 McLaughlin Drive, Santa Cruz, 831.459.1861.

Harvey Mountain Community Theater presents a comedy about a man and his seemingly imaginary friend, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, and the complications that ensue. For for more information and ticketing options, go to http://www. mctshows.org/ Fri, May 11, 8pm and Sat, May 12, 8pm. $15-$18. Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, 831.336.4777.

The Pirates of Penzance Soquel High Knights of the Square Stage present a wacky and irreverent version of Gilbert and Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular comic operetta, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pirates of Penzance.â&#x20AC;? Fri, May 11, 7:30pm, Sat, May 12, 7:30pm and Sun, May 13, 3pm. $10-$15. Soquel High School, 401 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel, 831.429.3909.

Santa Cruz Improv Fest: BLONDE Mo Kremer and Daniel Hughes perform in a 2-person, long-form format. Tickets can be purchased at http://www. brownpapertickets.com/ Fri, May 11, 8pm. $15. Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Improv Fest: Loose Cannon Theater Loose Cannon Theater is comedy improvisation with a plethora of characters, stories and spontaneously composed songs. Tickets can be purchased at http://www. brownpapertickets.com/ Sat, May 12, 8pm. $15. Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz.

CONCERTS Emerging Artists Showcase The final concert of the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival features the music of J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart as well the world premiers of new

Songs of Spring The Cabrillo Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus and the Soquel Concert Choir present a vocal concert for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Sun, May 13, 3pm. $7-$10. Cabrillo Music Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6154.

Yala Lati Spring Concert A womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir concert to celebrate mothers and women everywhere. Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www. brownpapertickets.com/ Sat, May 12, 8pm. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St, Santa Cruz.

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GALLERIES OPENING Santa Cruz County Bank Picturing Music. An exhibition of artwork inspired by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 years as an organization. The exhibit will be on display in the following Santa Cruz County Bank offices: Aptos - 7775 Soquel Drive Capitola - 819 Bay Avenue Santa Cruz - 720 Front Street Scotts Valley - 4604 Scotts Valley Drive Watsonville - 595 Auto Center Drive. Mon-Thu, 9am5pm. Thru Aug 30. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.

CONTINUING Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery Origami: Art + Mathematics An exhibition showcasing origami art from a variety of artists. Tue-Sun, 11am4pm. Thru Jun 16. Free, 831.459.2953. Cowell College, UCSC, Santa Cruz.

Felix Kulpa Gallery Kindred: Connections Through Printmaking An exhibit that showcases the works of over 40 members of the MPC Printmakers, exploring various interpretations of â&#x20AC;&#x153;kindredâ&#x20AC;?. Thu-Sun, noon6pm. Thru May 28. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos A Prison Art Exhibit. Works feature themes of survival, culture, and spirituality. Thru May 17. 1817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.457.8208.

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center In My Life. Works in a variety of mediums will be on display, including jewelry, glass, ceramics, paintings and more. Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru Jun 23. 813.336.3513. Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond.

San Lorenzo Valley Museum Dozens of unidentified photos from the wellknown San Lorenzo Valley photographer Fredda Carr will be on display. Sat, May 12, noon-4pm. Free. 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, 831.338.8382.

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15th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

The Queer Youth Task Force celebrates queer youth and allies with a Community Resource Fair, Catered Buffet Dinner by Village Caterers, Awards Ceremony and Community Dance. For more information and ticketing options, go to http://www. qyla.org/ Sat, May 12, 5:30pm. $10-$75. Shoreline Middle School, 855 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.427.4004.

Museum of Natural History. The Art of Nature. An exhibition of works by the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm. Thru Jun 3. $2-$4. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. 1305 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6115.

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American Crown Circus A family-friendly event of fun and amazement. Discounted

MONDAY 5/14

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA The second stage of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer to the Tour de France starts in San Francisco and ends in Aptos at Cabrillo College after a harrowing climb through Bonny Doon and up Bear Creek Road. The route follows Summit Road to Old San Jose Road before taking a left on Soquel Drive for the final push. The peloton is expected to near the finish line shortly before 4pm. Monday, May 14, 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm in Bonny Doon, Soquel and Aptos. Free. For details visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com. presale tickets available at Bay Federal Credit Union and The Scotts Valley Chamber through Friday, May 11th. Tue, May 15, 5 and 7pm. $12-$16. Skypark, 361 Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village Rd, Scotts Valley, 831.438.1010.

Annual Open House and Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Sale The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center opens its doors to the public and offers unique Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day gifts for sale. Sat, May 12, noon-6pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, 831.336.3513.

Critter Safari A 2 hour leisurely walk that explores the hidden lives of deer, hawks, ducks, bobcats, lizards and more. Sun, May 13, 1:30pm. Free. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton, 831.438.2396.

English Country Dance Second and fourth Thursdays of each month; beginners welcome. Second Thu of every month. $5-$7. First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.8621.

Festival of the Light Inner Light Ministries presents a day of live music, interactive entertainment, carnival games, yoga, food and more. Sat, May 12, 10am6pm. Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Dr, Soquel, 831.465.9090.

Happy Hour Networking

The Women of Big Basin

A relaxed evening of music, networking and exclusive Happy Hour Chamber Specials. Thu, May 10, 5:307pm. Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, 831.438.2244.

A 1.5-hour guided walk that honors some of the incredible women who have lived in, worked in and fought for the Big Basin. Sun, May 13, 1pm. Free. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Hwy 236, Boulder Creek, 831.338.8883.

Mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night Out A social for local women that features complimentary wine, raffles, dancing, photo booth and more. Proceeds benefit the Cookies for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cancer organization. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://www. mamasnightout.org/ Sat, May 12, 6-11pm. $45-$50. Top of the Ritt, Church Street and Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.332.1295.

Project 365: Day by Day An exhibit of photographs and observations from Susan Lysikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily illustrated journal. Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm and Mon-Thu, 10am-7pm. Thru May 30. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7707.

Wildflower Hike Docent Scott Peden leads a 3-mile hike to view a variety of wildflowers. Photographers are easily accommodated. To RSVP, please call 831.427.2288. Sun, May 13, 10am. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.427.2288.

FILM Santa Cruz Film Festival

will be on hand for a reading, discussion and Q&A. Tue, May 15, 7:30pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

register, call 831.466.9060 ext 126. Thu, May 10, 2-3pm. New Leaf Market Downtown, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 831.466.9060 ext 126.

Author Event: Mark Sundeen

Culinary Herb Class

Mark Sundeen discusses his book, The Man Who Quit Money, about Daniel Suelo who has been living without money since 2000. Wed, May 9, 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

Emily Jane Freed discusses what herbs and edible flowers grow best in the Monterey Bay region, how to incorporate herbs and edible flowers into your cooking and more. $30 for the general public, $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, and $5 for UCSC students. Sat, May 12, 10am-1pm. $5-$30. UCSC Farm and Garden, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.459-3240.

The Santa Cruz Film Festival runs from May to May 19 with a powerful lineup of films in the newly digital Del Mar and Nickelodeon Theatres. For a full schedule of films and ticketing options, go to http:// santacruzfilmfestival.org/ Mon-Sun Thru May 19.

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LITERARY EVENTS

Annual Lecture Series: Sylvia Wolf

Author Event: Rachel Saunders Rachel Saunders will discuss her book, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, the definitive jam and marmalade cookbook. Wed, May 9, 7:30pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

Author Event: Gideon LewisKraus Author of A Sense of Direction

Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories. Mon, 11am. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

LECTURES Sylvia Wolf is the Director of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and the author of The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age. Thu, May 10, 6pm. Free. UCSC Theater Arts Center, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2787.

Free Brown Bag Workshop A seminar on how to use search optimization to make a business website more compelling to customers. Register at http://www. santacruzpl.org/ Thu, May 10, 11:45am. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.479.6136.

Help Stop â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fraudclosuresâ&#x20AC;? CJ Holmes of Homeowners for Justice discusses the foreclosure crisis and what to do about it. Tue, May 15, 7-9pm. Quaker Center, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz.

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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.

State Ballot Measures Discussion The League of Women Voters gives an unbiased public presentation of the ballot propositions on Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June ballot. Thu, May 10, 10am. Free. Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.688.5688.

Stitchers-by-the-Sea Meeting The local chapter of Embroiderersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guild of America meets and weaves yarns; public welcome. Second Wed of every month, 7pm. Free. Dominican Hospital Rehab Center, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, 831.475.1853.

Summer Jazz Camp Registration Kuumbwa hosts a Summer Jazz Camp for students grades 8-12 who are interested in learning jazz, improvisation and jazz appreciation. Deadline is June 8th or when filled. For more information or to register, go to http:// kuumbwajazz.org/ Thru Jun 8. $250. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2227.

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).

Teen Celtic Music Camp Enrollment A camp for teens to learn and perform Celtic tunes from Europe and America. Teen camp registration deadline is June 1st. To register, go to http:// communitymusicschool. org/ Thru Jun 1. $450-$575. Sempervirens Outdoor School, 20161 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, 831.426.9155.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Monthly Meeting

BOUNDARY ISSUES Diahanna Davidson and Shaun Carroll work out old enmities across the corporeal divide in Jewel Theatre Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Blithe Spirit.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

56=AB=4A>=CA3A>/AB A SPECTER haunts the Condomine household, but the incorporeal emanation of Charles Condomineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first wife is the spirit with which Blithe Spirit, which plays at Center Stage through May 20, concerns itself the least. Instead we are invited to laugh at the vanity, arrogance, pretense and pomp of the English middle-class. The Jewel Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Noel Cowardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acerbic comedy opened over the weekend at the 88-person Center Stage. In it, dilettante â&#x20AC;&#x153;novelistâ&#x20AC;? Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth have assembled a small group of friends for a sĂŠance, ostensibly so that Charles can gather material for a new book. We quickly realize, however, that the Condomines only seek to amuse themselves at the expense of the likeableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and possibly insaneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Madame Arcati. Unfortunately for them, the sĂŠance works all too well and the household is plagued by the apparition of Charlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first wife, Elvira. Coward uses the moment to upbraid the idle fatuousness of middle-class existence. Though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a self-professed writer, we never witness Charles actually set pen to paper. In fact, we never see the Condomines do much except complain, drink brandy and eat hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres. Jewel Theatre vet Shaun Carroll admirably performs the lead as a tiresome character whose misfortune at being henpecked by wives living and dead becomes our main source of amusement. JTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excellent production manages to capture the subtleties of Cowardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original script. Charlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boorish conceit anchors the play, but the rest of the cast adds the texture necessary to make a truly great satire. Ruth (Christina Anselmo) is properly portrayed as indolent and obsessed with what other people think of her, Elvira (Diahanna Davidson) comes off as the wicked schemer and Madame Arcati (Diana Torres Koss) is the lovable eccentric, even if she does lack any self-awareness. All in all, the Jewel Theatre Company deserves commendation for proving once again that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great fun to laugh at the idle class. (Juan Guzman)

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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. 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, 831.688.1019; Twin Lotus Center, 831.239.3900. Hatha Yoga with Debra Whizin, 831.588.8527.

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Thurs. May 10 U 7 & 9 pm

DAN HICKS AND THE HOT LICKS Fri. May 11 U 7:30 pm

PATT CASION AND IOC FEATURING TAMMI BROWN & SEKOU BUNCH Tickets: Inticketing.com Sat. May 12 U 8 pm

ALICE DIMICHELE & BOBBY VEGA

Tickets: Streetlight Records Mon. May 14 U 7 pm

JANE MONHEIT

Tues. May 15 U 7 pm

MANUAL AGUJETAS: LEGEND OF GYPSY FLAMENCO Tickets: Inticketing.com

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BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO No Jazztix/Comps

Fri. May 18 U 7:30 pm

TIA FULLER QUARTET Sat. May 19 U 7 pm

BUSKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SHOWCASE: LAURA JEAN ANDERSON & ADAM FOLEY, BEAN CREEK, THE ABBOTT BROTHERS Tickets at the door only Mon. May 21 U 7 pm

LAURIE LEWIS, LINDA TILLERY, BARBARA HIGBIE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;HILLS TO HOLLERSâ&#x20AC;? Pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm Thurs. May 24 U 7 & 9 pm

JAMES FARM: JOSHUA REDMAN, AARON PARKS, MATT PENMAN AND ERIC HARLAND No Jazztix/Comps

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LL BE A HOOT Breathe Owl Breathe at the Crepe Place on Wednesday, May 9

9 pm: 1/2 Price Night for Students Wed. May 30 U 7 pm [ FREE

MASTER CLASS SERIES: A CONVERSATION WITH NEA JAZZ MASTER ORRIN KEEPNEWS HOSTED BY ANDREW GILBERT Thurs. May 31 U 8 pm

BILLY MARTIN AND WIL BLADES DUO

1/2 Price Night for Students CIRCLE 6/4 Steve Smith and GOLD Vital Information SOLD OUT! 6/7 Ray Charles Tribute: Chris Cain, Tony Lindsay, Glenn Walters, Dave Mathews, DeWayne Pate 6/8 Claire Daly Quartet â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tribute to Thelonious Monkâ&#x20AC;? 6/11 David Grisman/Frank Vignola Unless noted advance tickets at kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records. Dinner served 1-hr before Kuumbwa presented concerts. Premium wines & beer. All ages welcome.

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THURSDAY | 5/10

FRIDAY | 5/11

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A Michigan-based three-piece with a penchant for whimsical folk-pop songs and high-energy onstage antics, Breathe Owl Breathe crafts string-driven songs that balance delicate cello lines, spacious banjo and guitar work and harmony vocals that wind around the lyrics like a memory just out of reach. Pairing experimental pop techniques with DIY underpinnings, this is a band whose commitment to creative freedom has allowed it to develop a unique and memorable sound. Sharing the bill is Louisiana-born, Joshua Treeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based singer songwriter Victoria Williams. Crepe Place; $10 adv/$12 door; 9pm. (Cat Johnson)

For most of a decade, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks were a brilliant, psychedelic anachronism. Dressed like flamboyant 1940s cowboy gangsters and molls, the band sang cryptic, often dryly comedic â&#x20AC;&#x153;folk jazzâ&#x20AC;? songsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;. No one has since matched the giddy delight found in Licksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hits including â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Scare Myself â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Money?â&#x20AC;? Performing at a star-studded 70th birthday show in San Francisco last month, Hicks was in fine voice, still sartorially distinctive, his legendary onstage wit still sharp. Kuumbwa; $22 adv/$25 door; 7pm & 9pm. (AG)

Bay Area native Lindsey Buckingham is a legend among classic rock enthusiasts, as evidenced by the fact that Rolling Stone listed the hall-of-famer among its 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. As the guitarist for Fleetwood Mac he penned some of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most memorable radio hits, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Your Own Wayâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Love.â&#x20AC;? Though he still tours with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has broadened his sound through ceaseless experimentation. As far as his fans are concerned, he can do no wrong as long as he keeps making music. Rio Theatre; $42 general/$63 gold; 8pm. (Juan Guzman)


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PATT CASION AND IOC Adeptly traversing the terrain between jazz, gospel, funk and soul, Monterey Bay saxophonist Patt Casion brings to the local jazz scene a vibrant and multifaceted musical perspective. From fun and funky toe-tappers to smoothed-out slow jams, Casion plays with a grace, fervor and style that embodies her music-as-ministry approach (along with churches and concert halls, Casion also plays prisons and juvenile facilities). Her current band, IOC, is known for its unique fusion of postbop jazz and gospel and features Sekou Bunch and local favorite Tammi Brown. Kuumbwa; $20; 7:30pm. (CJ)

SATURDAY | 5/12

HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL According to oral tradition, the Hawaiian slack key, or ki-hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;alu, tradition began when King Kamehameha hired Mexican vaqueros to help with Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cattle overpopulation problem. These paniolo, as they were called, brought with them the Spanish guitar and taught the native

Hawaiians the basics of playing. The Hawaiians then incorporated their own tradition to create a unique style that includes open tunings, slides, hammerons and pull-offs. Celebrating the slack key style, the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, a long-running tradition on the islands, has made its way to California. Featured artists include Brother Noland, Dennis Kamakahi, Leon T, Palolo Steve and more.The Catalyst; $25 adv/$30 door; 7:30pm. (JG)

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CONCERTS CARRIE RODRIGUEZ May 9 at Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

SNOOP DOGG May 10 at Catalyst

HORSE FEATHERS Jun. 1 at Crepe Place

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Founded by capoeira master Papiba Gondinho, the Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based AfroBrazilian funk group SambadĂĄ is as much an experience as it is a band. Intentionally recalling the sounds of BahĂ­a with a surfrock twist, a SambadĂĄ concert experience is an exuberant foot-stomping, handclapping experience that dissolves the wall between the band and its audience. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $15 adv/$20 door; 9pm. (JG)

TUESDAY | 5/15

LEDWARD KAAPANA Hawaiian slack-key guitar is an inherently conservative form, based on conventions that discourage too

Jun. 7 at Rio Theatre Sep. 16 at Civic Auditorium

much coloring outside of the lines. In this sense, Ledward Kaapana is a rebel, subtly bringing outside inf luences like rock & roll into his slack-key playing. Though Kaapana respectfully adheres to many of the formâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditions, his wide-ranging musical inf luences inform his improvisational vocals and intricate guitar lines. Using unusual slack-key tunings that allegedly came to his uncle in a series of dreams, Kaapana comes from a background of unconventional players who have taken the form into heretofore unknown regions. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $16 adv/$18 door; 7:30pm. (Paul M. Davis)

WEDNESDAY | 5/16

BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO Known in jazz circles for being an adept improviser and innovative composer, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau is also known in pop circles for his stylized interpretations of hit songs by Nick Drake, Radiohead, Soundgarden and more. Mehldau has played with some of the brightest stars of the contemporary jazz world including Charlie Haden, Joshua Redman and Pat Metheny. His current trio features Larry Grenadier on bass and former Santa Cruzan Jeff Ballard on drums. Kuumbwa; $28 adv/$31 door; 7pm & 9pm. (CJ) MAC DADDY Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way at the Rio this Friday.

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decided to forgo limits for his second election in 2008 because he says it allowed him to reach more people. Coonerty spent more than $35,000 in 2004 and more than $40,000 in 2008. He says the money in 2008 allowed him to reach more voters and do an extra mailer.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not Money on interested in a My Mind system where [large] amounts of money come in and create great distortions in terms of candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to get across a message.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D;COUNTY TREASURER FRED KEELEY Posner, a seasoned fundraiser who brings in $50,000 a year to People Power, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only candidate planning to make an issue out of money in local elections. Activist Steve Pleich, who announced this week he will run for office, will accept the voluntary contribution and expenditure limits and campaign on the issue. Incumbents Don Lane and Katherine Beiers, who both will probably run, say they would accept the limits also.

The discussion over expenditure limits has sparked a larger one about public campaign finance, something Posner also supports. The idea to set aside public funds that candidates would be able to use for their campaigns has at least one other high-profile supporter in County Treasurer Fred Keeley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not looking for the perfect solution because there probably isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one,â&#x20AC;? says Keeley, who hosted a discussion about campaign finance at his house with Posner, Coonerty, Honig and others this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not interested in a system where [large] amounts of money come in and create great distortions in terms of candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to get across a message.â&#x20AC;? Coonerty, who is temporarily termed out at the end of this year, says he thinks publicly financed campaigns work great from an ideological standpoint. But, he adds, there are financial barriers to it on a city level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just scraped together $30,000 to reopen Harvey West Pool for the summer,â&#x20AC;? Coonerty says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to finance 10 candidates at $25,000 each, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d lose the pool and a lot of other things.â&#x20AC;? Posner, arguing that a public office should be publicly funded, wants to look into reframing campaign finance and finding a way to bring public finance in. If elected, he says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to look for ways to do that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not time to do that for this election,â&#x20AC;? Posner says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on City Council, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll initiate a process by which the community can look at some version of campaign financing or partial campaign public financing.â&#x20AC;? 0

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ON RELOCATION Judi Dench takes to life on the subcontinent

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IF The Avengers featured British pensioners, it would be The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Senior citizens deserve this reward; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good and faithful moviegoers. Based on Deborah Moggachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel These Foolish Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a summit for British thespians as several distinguished elders meet in a story held together by a peeling retirement hotel in Jaipur, a Raj-era ruin. The old folks have fled the expense of England for retirement in Rajasthan, and they respond to this landscape in different ways. A widow (Judi Dench) gradually blossoms; a married man (Bill Nighy) shows modest enchantment; a wizened gent (Ronald Pickup) expands his randy goatishness; a wife (Penelope Wilton) responds with absolute disgust to the heat and noise and spices and insects and the filth. Wilton demonstrates the power of a fine actress to make you feel for a character youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d happily kill in real life. Some Desi-interest arises in the form of the Marigoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hapless manager Sonny (Dev Patel). Sonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s avoidance of an arranged marriage provides perfunctory under-60 love interest. Patel is very funny, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny in what George Orwell described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the comic babu of the Punch [magazine] tradition.â&#x20AC;? Sonny, for instance, tells his guests that he understands their agedness: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have

heard the chimes at midnight, and you have grown long in the tooth.â&#x20AC;? So it goes for Ol Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script, with its shrewd use of the sometimes-maligned expression â&#x20AC;&#x153;one.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s read oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kipling,â&#x20AC;? says a traveler now wise to the ways of India, with its mongooses and cobras. These transplants all describe themselves as â&#x20AC;&#x153;one,â&#x20AC;? as if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re even a one anymore. The elongated, apologetic Nighy uses that self-effacing word with the most feeling. But watching something impressive, such as the scene of Tom Wilkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Graham sitting in a garden and unfolding on his personal life, I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is really fine playwriting. Too bad itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a film.â&#x20AC;? And the arc careens too high for Maggie Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;very funny, but plaintive, just as she was in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. Here, she plays a terrified Cockney racist who suddenly proves her unlikely superpowers. For every one hackneyed incident there are five examples of actorly steel, however tarnished by the years.

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JOSS WHEDONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S simply colossal The Avengers applauds the beauty of cooperation. Not so stupid, considering what the lack of it is doing to our republic. At a remote S.H.I.E.L.D. laboratory, scientists try to harness the â&#x20AC;&#x153;tesseractâ&#x20AC;?: the glowing blue cosmic cube that fell from far Asgard to Earth. Problem: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a harness.â&#x20AC;? Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) escapes the implosion of the lab, but the cube draws in the horned god Loki (Tom Hiddleston), ready to rule the puny humans. Fury assembles a team to protect Earth from Lokiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army of space orcs and half-mile-long mechanical dragons. As in the Marvel comics, these heroes are type-A personalities. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mix. Robert Downey, Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tony Stark devilishly jabs Mark Ruffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bruce Banner/Hulk hard in the side; he wants to see what Banner calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;my party trick.â&#x20AC;? Scarlett Johanssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Widow is a commando who depends on being underestimated. Here is noble Captain America (Chris Evans), who has the sadness that comes from being frozen in an iceberg for 65 years. We watch his face light up at the one piece of slang he recognizes from the old days. Chris Hemsworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thor possesses that Valhalla heartinessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the pleasure in testing his strength against something as huge as the Hulk. Fairytale deliciousness abides in the moment where the green monster learns he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t budge the hammer Mjolnir. Lastly,

our own ageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Errol Flynn, Stark, the famous Iron Man. Only mad action can calm Starkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twitchy nerves. Downeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s register of a final dropped cell-phone call to Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) is more affecting than those missed messages in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Why are these crap superhero movies Paltrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best work? Whedon is a celebrator, not a debunker. Like the comic-book writer Alan Moore, he is interested in the way such unusual beings would put on their costumes one leg at a time. The quantity of action in The Avengers starts to dilute the quality. The finale is a gamer-fest of alien upon alien upon alien emerging from the space vortex. Of course, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use the Avengers just to foil a bank robbery ... but still. However, it was the first time since Sept. 11 that I saw Manhattan attacked and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily think of Sept. 11. The terrific animation kept the fantasy at a high scale. Skyscrapers seem to fulfill their architectural destiny to explode into glass fireworks. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weirdly less decadent than it sounds, since our primary-colored champions are there, trying to prevent it all.

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Showtimes are for Wednesday, May 9, through Wednesday, May 16, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

APTOS CINEMAS 122 Rancho Del Mar Center, Aptos 831.688.6541 www.thenick.com The Artist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 4:10; 8:20. Bully â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1; 6:15. Coriolanus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 3:30; 8:20. The Hunger Games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:15; 6; 8:45. The Raven â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:15; 4:30; 6:45; 9. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1pm; Fri-Wed 1:10; 6.

Marvels The Avengers 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3; 4:10; 6:20; 9:30; Fri-Wed Call

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Fri-Wed Call for showtimes. The Pirates! Band of Misfits â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4:30; 9:15; Fri-Wed Call for showtimes. The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:10; 6:55; Fri-Wed Call for showtimes. The Raven â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:20; 2:15; 4:40; 7:05; 9:30; Fri-Wed Call for showtimes. Think Like a Man â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:20; 4:15; 7:20; 10:20; Fri-Wed Call for showtimes. The African Queen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 9pm.

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DEL MAR 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 12:40; 1:40; 3:20; 4:20; 6; 7; 8:40; 9:40 plus Fri-Sun, Wed 5/16 11am. Bully â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:30; 7. Chimpanzee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:40; 4:30; 6:15; 8; Fri-Wed 12:50; 2:30; 6:15 plus Sat-Sun 11:10am. Monsieur Lazhar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 4:15; 8. Rampart â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4:40; 9:10. Titanic 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:30; 7:30 plus Wed 11:45am. The Lord Of The Rings: Return of the King â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Sat midnight.

CINELUX SCOTTS VALLEY STADIUM CINEMA 226 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 831.438.3260 www.cineluxtheatres.com The Five Year Engagement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:15; 2; 4:45; 7:30 10:15. Chimpanzee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1; 3; 4:55; 7. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1; 2:15; 3:15; 5:30; 6:30; 8:45; 9:15;

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4:20; 6:30; 8:45. The Raven â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu11:55; 2:30; 5:15; 7:45; 10:15.

GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 NICKELODEON Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com Sound of My Voice â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:20; 3:20; 5:20; 7:20; 9:20. Damsels in Distress â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:50; 5:10; 7:20; 9:20; Fri-Wed 12:40pm. Monsieur Lazhar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3; 5; 7:10; 9:10. Coriolanus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4:30; 7; 9:30. Marley â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:10; 6; 9; Fri-Wed 3; 6; 9.

SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9

1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com Dark Shadows â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:15; 3; 3:50; 6; 7; 9; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun noon. The Dictator â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:30. Girl in Progress â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 12:30; 3:30; 6:45; 9:40. Marvelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Avengers 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 12; 3:30; 6; 9. Chimpanzee â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Tue 1:00; 3:00; 5:05; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11am. The Five Year Engagement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15 4; 7; 9:40. Pirates! Band of Misfits â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:00; 5:05; 9:30; Fri-Wed 1; 3; 5:05;

7:15 plus Sat-Sun 11am.

Dark Shadows â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens midnight Thu) Fri-Wed Call for showtimes. Marvels The Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:15; 3:40; 7; 10:05; Fri-Wed Call for

Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3; 7:15 . The Raven â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 4:00; 7:15; 9:40. Safe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 4; 7; 9:30; Fri-Wed 9:30. Think Like a Man â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:30; Fri-Wed 1:15; 4; 7; 9:30

showtimes.

plus Sat-Sun 10:45am.

1405 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 www.regmovies.com


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WITH THE transfiguration of the Cellar Door bistro into Le Cigare Volant, proprietor/winemaker Randall Grahm plays to his strengths, as well as to his sense of play. Named for Bonny Doon Vineyardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship wine, the restaurant simultaneously debuts chef Ryan Shelton, who brings to the cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition kitchen deep experience in the alchemical ways of très contemporary French cuisineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; molecular cookery replete with scented and spiced foams. Shelton, who worked as pastry chef and then chef de cuisine with French cuisinartist Bruno Chemel in Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-star Michelin BaumĂŠ, is already expanding his sense of freedom in the more relaxed culinary environment of his Santa Cruz base. The exhibition kitchen allows the chef and acolytes to see the diners, gauge the success of the dishes and in general join in the communal pleasure. And the emphasis on local, seasonal and organic ingredients is very likely a big plus. Pairing sophisticated technique with coastal attitude and impeccable

5@33<57/<BSimple is beautiful in the hands of Ryan Shelton, chef at the renamed Le Cigare Volant. ingredients, Shelton has amazed me at each of three recent visits to Le Cigare Volant. Every flavor clear and unmasked, every plate beautiful. At this vibrant dining room, my goto glass is the 2006 Nebbiolo, ablaze with pepper and excitement. Our latest visit also yielded a new discovery, the 2007 freisa/sangiovese blend Grahm has dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine.â&#x20AC;? The bold wines made perfect sense with both an entree of roasted 38-degree North chicken ($23), as well as slices of Eel River grass-fed beef rib loin ($32). The chicken breast, its skin gleaming with a taut, golden-brown glaze, sat on a bed of rich potato purĂŠe and charred bitter greens. A confit terrine of chicken added a savory echo, and pretty leaves of amaranth punctuated the dish. The rare beef arrived on a slick of roasted garlic purĂŠe, topped with a tracery of red wine reduction. Brilliant green shishito peppers and thick ribbons of lemon-marinated radicchio

accompanied, and a slice of bone marrow made a primal statement at the top of the gorgeous ochre plate. Another dinner began with sweet and lightly-brined boquerones, housecured to amplify flavor yet not assault the palate ($5). With this meal the Cigare Blanc was perfect. A faux pizza flatbreadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;bound to be a destination dishâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;came scored into manageable squares and topped with Willey Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spinach, tasty hen of the woods mushrooms and shards of pecorino. A little bowl of Meyer lemon yogurt dipping sauce urged each bite into Greco-Californian ecstasies ($14). I sampled a brilliant collage of shellfishâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;whole spot prawns, striped bass and prawn â&#x20AC;&#x153;chorizo.â&#x20AC;? A delicate lemongrass broth was poured over the seafood at table ($23). Here indeed was that sense of â&#x20AC;&#x153;fun and magicâ&#x20AC;? that chef Shelton recently described as matching the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying Cigarâ&#x20AC;? motif. Another platter of Wildwood tofu, marinated and braised to a

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deep oxide hue ($16), came with a shamelessly rococo gratin of celery root and a tiny nest of julienned celeriac. This dish as well as others I tasted at the community dinners testified to Sheltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to create vegetarian dishes of remarkable style and substance. For example, a dish of Beluga lentils, roasted tofu and mixed vegetables provided mushroomy foundations and top notes of Szechuan peppercorn. At my most recent dinner at the community table, I experienced the house secret weaponâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;pastry chef Yoomi Shelton, who along with her chef/husband fuels the speculation that Le Cigare Volant just mightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a bit more staff consistencyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; bring Santa Cruz its first Michelin star. For the community vegetarian night table, the pastry chef created pools of melted and spiced chocolates, presented along with skewers of berries and fruits to dip. Another platter was laden with an array of witty candies, meringue â&#x20AC;&#x153;mushroomsâ&#x20AC;? almost lighter than air, tiny chocolate cookies topped with salt and a gossamer, moist almond cake that I would have fought for. And almost had to, so outrageous was it in tender crumb and intense almond saturation. But it was the pastry chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dessert variations on Live Earth Farms rhubarb that conquered us ($9). The first of a trio of glass containersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;each the size of a large votive holderâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;held a fragrant jasmine sorbet and transparent cubes of rhubarb gelee topped with a toasted sage leaf. In the next cup a rhubarb crisp wore a snowy cap of ginger foam. Last, and best, was a textbook panna cottaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; creamy and barely sweetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;frosted with a tart rhubarb coulis. Here was dessert to eradicate all memories of cheese platters. Le Cigare Volant is not simply the name of a Jules Vernesque sculpture, or a Rhone-style wineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where you need to place your next dinner reservation.


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Price Ranges based on average cost of dinner entree and salad, excluding alcoholic beverages APTOS $$ Aptos

AMBROSIA INDIA BISTRO

$$ Aptos

BRITANNIA ARMS

$$$ Aptos $$ Aptos

207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610

8017 Soquel Dr, 831.688.1233 SEVERINOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRILL

7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987 ZAMEEN MEDITERRANEAN

7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465

Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. www.ambrosiaib.com American and specialty dishes from the British and Emerald Isles. Full bar. Children welcome. Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-6pm. Open daily 11am to 2am. Continental California cuisine. Breakfast all week 6:30-11am, lunch all week 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm. www.seacliffinn.com. Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. Fresh, fast, flavorful. Gourmet meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.

CAPITOLA $ Capitola

CAFE VIOLETTE

$$

Capitola

GEISHA SUSHI 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.

$$$

SHADOWBROOK

Capitola

1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

$$$

STOCKTON BRIDGE GRILLE

Capitola

231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

$$$ Capitola

203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888

ZELDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

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

California Continental. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm. Mediterranean tapas. Innovative menu, full-service bar, international wine list and outdoor dining with terrific views in the heart of Capitola Village. Open daily. California cuisine. Nightly specials include prime rib and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.

SANTA CRUZ $$ Santa Cruz

ACAPULCO

$$$ Santa Cruz

CELLAR DOOR

$ Santa Cruz

CHARLIE HONG KONG

$$ Santa Cruz

CLOUDS

$$ Santa Cruz

1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588

328 Ingalls St, 831.425.6771

1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664

110 Church St, 831.429.2000 THE CREPE PLACE

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994

$$

CROWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST

Santa Cruz

2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

$$ Santa Cruz

GABRIELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

$$ Santa Cruz

HINDQUARTER

$$ Santa Cruz

910 Cedar St., 831.457.1677

303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770 HOFFMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

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. 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 & Bay views. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Califormia-Italian. fresh from farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets organic vegetables, local seafood, grilled steaks, frequent duck and rabbit, famous CHICKEN GABRIELLA, legendary local wine list, romantic mission style setting with patio, quiet side street 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.


HULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ISLAND GRILL

Santa Cruz

221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852



INDIA JOZE

Santa Cruz

418 Front St, 831.325-3633

$$ Santa Cruz

JOHNNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HARBORSIDE

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

$$$ LA POSTA Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782 $$ Santa Cruz

OLITAS

$$ Santa Cruz

PACIFIC THAI

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. vegetarian.Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close. 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.

Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393

1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700



RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Santa Cruz

555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

$$ Santa Cruz

1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930

ROSIE MCCANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

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.

$$ Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ MTN. BREWERY California / Brewpub. Enjoy a handcrafted organic ale in the

402 Ingalls Street, Ste 27 831.425.4900

taproom or the outdoor patio while you dine on Bavarian pretzels, a bowl of french fries, Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best fish tacos and more. Open everday noon until 10pm. Food served until 7pm.

$$ Santa Cruz

SOIF

Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Dinner Mon-Thu 59pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 4-9pm; retail shop Mon 5pm-close, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close.

$$ Santa Cruz

WOODSTOCKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA

105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020

710 Front St, 831.427.4444

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.

SCOTTS VALLEY $ HEAVENLY CAFE 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. $ JIA TELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 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.

SOQUEL $$ Soquel

EL CHIPOTLE TAQUERIA

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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RIDGE TOP LOG CABIN Unincorporated Morgan Hill 40 acres of mountain land with about 2 acres cleared around the house and the rest wooded. Log House, 2000 sf, 2 story, 3BR, 2.5BA with wood burning stove forced air heater, and central A/C. LR is 2 stories high with a vaulted ceiling and wood flooring. Lovely back deck with a wood burning hot tub. Completely off the grid with solar electric, a back-up industrial propane generator, propane heat and hot water, a well with an electric pump and a working windmill pump. Kitchen features a Wolf Range, dishwasher, and low energy refrigerator. High speed Internet service available. Beautiful view to the East of the mountains, canyons and far off city lights of Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The house, solar electric, and the generator have permits on file in Santa Clara County. Offered at $595,000. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

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