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WEIRD â€˜SCIENCEâ€™ HEREâ€™S my problem with the Thrive movie controversy and why progressives need to disassociate themselves from its message. Foster Gambleâ€™s views evidence a lack of critical thinking and scientific understanding. If political progressives and the Occupy Movement adopt this frame of viewing the issues that confront us, they will be marginalized and politically neutered. Foster Gamble and friends have chosen not to respond in depth to Eric Johnsonâ€™s extremely well-written deconstruction of the Thrive message in the Weekly (â€œBlinded by the Right,â€? Currents, March 14) but rather they post their rebuttal to John Robbinsâ€™ criticism in Connection Magazine, the local chiropractic, nutritional supplement, conspiracy theory magazine. In a recent issue
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of Connection, Gamble makes statements in reference to Robbins such as, â€œHe derides free energy with no research or facts, while ignoring numerous eye-witness reports, (including our own) and ignoring the brutal suppression of numerous inventors.â€? But Gambleâ€™s own documentary does not substantiate the claims of â€œfree-energyâ€? inventors with any evidence. The only â€œfree energyâ€? claims with a link to scientific theory have the same validity as theoretical postulation of time travelâ€”possible theoretically, but not any time soon. Gamble boldly rebuts Robbinsâ€™ assertion that Gamble thinks that the U.S. government made the Japan earthquake happen through the actions of HAARP, an antenna array that is researching the region of atmosphere that protects the earth from high-energy bursts from the sun.
Gamble says that he never stated that he believes HAARP caused the devastating Japan earthquake, but astonishingly goes on to say that â€œwe are familiar with HAARPâ€™s involvement in causing other earthquakes.â€? Really? Further, he says, â€œthere is ample evidence in both the Haiti and Chile quakes.â€? He says that HAARP â€œcan focus 3.6 billion watts of radio-frequency energy into a single area of the atmosphere.â€? Well, that sounds like a lot of watts. But how does that cause an earthquake? Where is the science? He goes on with screeds against vaccines and muddled arguments against the Federal Reserve. When you subtract the indefensible positions Gamble takes, all one is left with is thisâ€”the world has problems and we should all work together, with hope and open minds, to solve them. I can agree with that, but what a mush. The problem for progressives is that associating with muddled-headed conspiracy theorists from the libertarian right ultimately undermines the validity of a truly actionable message.
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PACIFIC DRIVING ALREADY BAD [RE: â€œWill Pacific Go Both Ways?â€? Currents, May 30]: I was at the city parks meeting with the commission appointed to recommend the new Pogonip trail several months ago and listened to another adviser the city hired to propose greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Iâ€™m pretty sure two lanes of traffic werenâ€™t what they had in mind. Driving downtown right now is an exercise in anger management anyway since there are already so many pedestrians crossing illegally without stopping to let cars cross. If people have a hard time finding businesses downtown, why not just put up a bunch of â€œyou are hereâ€?â€“type signs, and save us all the hassle? Denver
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Well Wishers Can water swaps and conservation offset the demand for desal? BY JACOB PIERCE
THEREâ€™S A reasonable solution to our water woes, skeptics of a $100-million-plus desalination plant are arguing, and it involves the large groundwater wells under Soquel, Aptos and Rio Del Mar. â€œMy goal is to ultimately look at a bigger solution,â€? says Peter Haase, a Santa Cruz member of Engineers for Water Alternatives, the latest group taking a crack at water options other than desal. The group is hosting a June 14 forum about conjunctive use, also known as water swapping, which is currently being studied by the county. It would involve pumping the San Lorenzo Riverâ€™s surplus flows to other places in the county. The idea has made county water resource director John Ricker, who leads the study, quite popular with desal opponentsâ€”even though
Ricker has doubts that this is the gamechanger environmentalists have been awaiting. Under the plan, the Santa Cruz Water Department would send the San Lorenzo Riverâ€™s excess winter water to wells in the Scotts Valley Water District and the Soquel Creek Water District to recharge their overdrafted aquifers. While Rickerâ€™ study has focused largely on recharge, desal opponents say the two districts could eventually send water back to the city. That would happen either through passive natural processes (as in the case of Scotts Valley, where water naturally leaks from the groundwater basin into the San Lorenzo River during summer months) or via an active process of pumping water from mid-county to the river during the dry season. Both processes, itâ€™s thought, would ease the extremely low summer river flows that imperil
fish and translate to a water shortage for the city of Santa Cruz. Desal Alternativesâ€™ leading activist Rick Longinotti touted Rickerâ€™s plan in public meetings and emails for over a year and pressured city staff to join the study, which it did in July 2011 under City Councilâ€™s direction. Thereâ€™s one caveat: Ricker says the plan would fall short of completely replacing the water projected to come from a desalination plant, penciled in for a site near Natural Bridges if it gets voter approval next summer. â€œIt would reduce the need for the desal plant, but it doesnâ€™t provide an alternative,â€? says Ricker, who will speak at the forum. Longinotti acknowledges that the amount of water generated from water swapping is smaller than the 1.5 million gallons that would be generated daily by desal. Desalination could offer Soquel Creek Water District between 230 and 540 million gallons of water per year, depending on whether or not the city of Santa Cruz needed it in the summer for drought protection. That dwarfs conjunctive use estimates of 110 million gallons per year to Soquel Creek Water Districtâ€”just 7 percent of the water it typically uses in a year. But the exact numbers arenâ€™t final, and Longinotti doesnâ€™t think the
difference in figures sinks the planâ€™s viability as an alternative. Longinotti wants conservation to be part of the equation too. â€œRicker thinks desal could make up that shortfall,â€? he says. â€œWe think conservation could make it up.â€? The conjunctive use plan would recharge wells eventually, but the question is how long that would take. According to a February study by Soquel Creek Water District, it could take as many as 80 years before the districtâ€™s wells are fully recharged given current water usage rates. Scotts Valley doesnâ€™t provide projections for how long recharge would take its big underwater basin, which is less severely overdrafted than Soquel Creekâ€™s. Thursdayâ€™s forum will also bring in experts from outside Santa Cruz. Don Seymour of the Sonoma County Water Agency and Peter Ferraro, formerly of the Santa Clara Water Valley District, will speak at the event, which is being held at Ecology Action. Haase hopes it will be the first in a series of events looking at alternatives. He also says city staff is focusing only on plans for a desal plant, to which city water department director Bill Kocher pleads â€œguilty as charged.â€? â€œBut thereâ€™s a good reason,â€? says Kocher, who, like Ricker, thinks conjunctive use could supplement but not replace desalination. â€œFor the past 20 years I focused on all the options. If I thought [conjunctive use] was a viable alternative, Iâ€™d say letâ€™s do it.â€? Ricker says there could be changes in the details and figures in the plan. Nine months of study remain to be done, but at this point he doesnâ€™t think conjunctive use will be enough to quench the regionâ€™s thirst. â€œItâ€™s a project that weâ€™re working on,â€? Ricker says, â€œand itâ€™s good to get the information out as far as whatâ€™s possible and whatâ€™s not possible.â€? CONJUNCTIVE USE FORUM BVc`aROgOb%^[ 3Q]Z]Ug/QbW]\&%%1SRO`Ab A1
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Into the Blue The weekly queer-friendly sweat-anddanceathon known as the Rainbow Room has given LGBT and straight bootyshakers alike a reason to get out of bed on Thursday afternoons for a couple of years now. So it was cause for some concern in partyish circles when the Seabright bar the Mad House, scene of all the fun, changed hands. You could almost hear the questions marks over the beats: â€œWill the Rainbow Room survive?â€? The short answer is yes, although the Thursday night party is now called the Rainbow Lounge. Furthermore, DJ AD will still mastermind the festivities. The long answer is yes, because the new owner of the bar, now called the Blue Lounge, is Fred Friedman, owner of the Blue Lagoon in downtown Santa Cruz. And thatâ€™s good news for queers and their allies. Many remember the Blue Lagoon as a popular gay hangout. Jim Brown, executive director for the Diversity Center, says it was the place to go back in the day. â€œThe Blue Lagoon was for years the gay bar,â€? Brown says. â€œIt certainly was never exclusively a gay bar. But it has become increasingly less gay over the time Iâ€™ve lived here, which has been 20 years.â€? Friedman says the Blue Lagoonâ€™s history had nothing to do with him wanting to get involved with the Mad House. He views labels like â€œgay barâ€? as not â€œprogressive.â€? In fact he doesnâ€™t think of either bar as having ever been a gay bar at all. â€œIâ€™m not interested in discriminating,â€? says Friedman, whoâ€™s owned the Blue Lagoon for 31 years. â€œItâ€™s all about freedom. Everyoneâ€™s free to go to the Blue Lagoon, no matter what lifestyle they are. And anyoneâ€™s free to go to the Blue Lounge, no matter what kind of lifestyle they are. We may attract people who identify with a gay lifestyle.â€? The Blue Lagoonâ€™s music manager Yuma Tripp, who is also working at the Lounge, says the refurbished Seabright place will have a higher bar, new paint job and new furniture. Management is also bringing in high-definition big screen televisions and some dartboards. Comedian DNA, who currently hosts Thursday comedy nights at the Blue Lagoon, says heâ€™ll bring comedians to perform 10- to 15-minute sets on Wednesdays starting in the fall. Tripp says it will be a â€œnice place to come have a drink and relax. Weâ€™re not starting a nightclub or anything. Itâ€™s not
going to be like the Blue [Lagoon].â€? Not that there would be anything wrong with that. Jacob Pierce
Tax Attack On Sunday, June 10, Bay Area singer songwriter Melody Walker held a free show at the Backstage Lounge in Santa Cruz. The catch? She hadnâ€™t intended the show to be free. After what she calls a strange â€œshakedownâ€? voicemail from the city asking for a pre-show deposit on the estimated total admission sales, Walker investigated. She didnâ€™t like what she found out and opted to play for free rather than give a cut to the gov. According to the city finance departmentâ€™s website, the admission tax has been on the books since October of 1986 and is applicable to â€œraces, dances, concerts, picnics, entertainment events, sports, lectures, films, etc.â€? Currently 66 municipalities nationwide levy an admission tax of somewhere between 1.5 percent and 5.5 percent, with the average being 3 percent, according to a report on admissions tax performed by the Ohio state government. In California, admissions are exempt from sales tax, so the admissions tax fills that void. Operators of stadiums in San Francisco are subject to a tax of either 50 cents or $2.25 per ticket. Santa Cruzâ€™s admission tax is 5 percent on all ticket sales for events. Walker says sheâ€™s been playing shows in Santa Cruz for a decade but has never heard of the admission tax before. She speculates that generally the venues cover it, but since her show on Sunday was at the Rio Theatreâ€“affiliated Backstage Loungeâ€”a space artists can rent to promote and host their own shows without giving the Rio a cutâ€”this was the first time she was â€œon the cityâ€™s radar.â€? Upon hearing from a receptionist at the cityâ€™s finance department that her show would be subject to the tax even if it was ostensibly a donation-only show, Walker rebelled by making the show free and promoting it on Facebook as such. Santa Cruz Director of Finance Marc Pimentel did not return messages from the Weekly by press time. â€œWe know that Santa Cruz loves the arts,â€? Walker said. â€œI have faith that weâ€™ll be supported in some way. I have faith in Santa Cruz. Iâ€™m just not sure I have faith in Santa Cruz city government at this point.â€? Georgia Perry
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B63/@B=4 473:27<5 Jim Denevan has been orchestrating Outstanding in the Field farm dinners since 1999. Last year the operation expanded to Europe and Latin America.
Thirteen years ago chef Jim Denevan set out with a busload of tables and a mission to change the way people think about farmers. To say he succeeded would be an understatement.
ON A FARM outside Santa Barbara, Jim Denevan, 50, is making his way down a long table set between rows of lettuce and ripe fennel. With a wine glass cupped behind his back and a battered straw hat clinging to his bald dome, he greets his guests, pausing to hunker down near the occasional chair and chat. The sun is setting at the far end of the table, and the wine has begun, as it always does, to leech its way into the crowd, turning timid exchanges between strangers into a free-flowing chorus punctuated by the occasional guffaw. The guests, about 100 of them, have polished off cedar
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plankâ€“grilled king salmon with apple horseradish slaw, and theyâ€™ve eaten braised fennel from the same crop that grows just feet from where theyâ€™re sitting. Itâ€™s the second farm dinner of this yearâ€™s 85-dinner tour and one of hundreds arranged by Denevanâ€™s moveable feast, Outstanding in the Field. Some weeks ago, I woke up wedged into the back seat of a two-door sedan hurtling south on Highway 101. My plan was to make some extra dough and soak up some new scenery while working four of Denevanâ€™s farm dinners in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Temecula and Solvang. Â¨
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An odyssey of total exposure to the elements, the trip involved camping out on farms and warm Santa Barbara beaches. We poured white wine for women in West Hollywood who didnâ€™t want red because they had just bleached their teeth, and we served high-paying guests gourmet interpretations of sea urchin harvested that morning by the only female urchin diver in California, Stephanie Mutz. I would return to Santa Cruz with a permanent ring of dirt underneath my fingernails and a glimpse into Denevanâ€™s personal mission to change the world, one dinner at a time.
The Man in Flip Flops Santa Cruzans may know Denevan as â€œthe skim boarding dudeâ€? on 26th Avenue beach, or that weird tall guy (heâ€™s 6â€™4â€?) who draws in the sand with a stick. Others may remember him as the young chef at Gabriella Cafe back in the â€™90s who was so impassioned with riding his bike everywhere that he started the bicycle advocacy organization People Power. â€œI had a table. At the time Iâ€™d
bike it down there [to the farmers market] with my bike trailer and it would basically say â€˜This is the People Power tableâ€™ with no members at all, and it would just have information on automobilesâ€™ impact on the environment,â€? says Denevan. (In a full-circle meeting of past and present, Denevanâ€™s hosting a farm dinner fundraiser for his old friend Micah Posner, an early People Power volunteer whoâ€™s running for City Council, on June 29 at Fairytale Farm. For details see page 18.) In Siberia, villagers know him as that crazy American who in 2010 disrupted their peace to etch the worldâ€™s largest drawing into the frozen surface of Lake Baikal (1,000 circles ranging from the size of a dinner plate to three miles in circumference), and Australians know him as the guy dancing on the beach with a stick in the TV commercial for the Hyundai i40 Tourer. The man has many faces, and if it werenâ€™t for Denevanâ€™s easy grin, which GQ Magazine describes as â€œthe knowing half smile of a man whoâ€™s kept company by an amusing secret,â€? he might even be kind of scary. An autodidact raised by a single Â¨ "
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:=@2=4B63@7<5ADenevanâ€™s earth artâ€”drawings in sand, dirt or ice, usually involving circles or spiralsâ€”has made him a globally recognizable figure.
mother of nine who taught math, he is the brother of three schizophrenics and one farmer. Denevanâ€™s staff knows him as the guy they should never give the important binder to, and his hot Canadian girlfriend and business partner, Leah Scafe, knows him as the contemplative genius who will run a red light three times out of five without a proper alert (â€œRed light, Jim. Jimredlight!â€?). Itâ€™s easy to squint your eyes and judge a man who rakes in six figures for raking in the sand and wears flip flops to his own farm dinners. But in the world of Jim Denevan, only a few things are certain: one, that change is the only constant; two, that beauty sleeps in the backstory of things, and three, that farmers are cool and deserve to be honored, and if it means schlepping 36 tables across the country eight times, by golly, thatâ€™s what must be done.
Farmers Like Rock Stars Since 1999, Denevan has arranged his iconic communal table in the agricultural fields, hidden sea coves and dusty garden paths of 45 states. Heâ€™s toured Europe, Australia and Brazil. And like most things Denevan puts his mind to, in the beginning people thought he was crazy. â€œIt was like an evangelistic or barnstorming kind of thing where we believed that if we put the table out there, or if you build it, they will come,â€? says Denevan. Itâ€™s a chance that almost cost him everything. In 2006, Denevan was completely broke and planned to give all of this tables to the Eco Farm Conference, a cause heâ€™s supported for over 20 years. Literally days before he planned on delivering the
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tables, Range Rover called and asked him if heâ€™d like to do a sand drawing for a commercial and if six figures sounded fair. And like that, he was back in the game. â€œI believed that at some point culturally things would support what we were doing. That took till about 2007, basically,â€? says Denevan. He admits that while people think heâ€™s just spacing out, heâ€™s always really thinking six things at once. One of those six things has always been â€œwhat I thought people would be interested in five years from now.â€? In the beginning, OITF required endless explaining, and maybe even some arm-twisting. Today, most farmers and chefs, and much of the general public, already know about OITF, and most know somebody who has participated in a dinner. But all along, the founding principle of Outstanding
We are at Crows Pass farm, just outside Temecula, where road signs crack in the heat of the sun and rattlesnakes are killed on front porches. Dave and Tina Barnes have let us pitch our tents on their front lawn. This is their third OITF dinner. â€œThe first time I saw it I was just so blown away that this was goinâ€™ on on my farm,â€? says Dave, affectionately dubbed â€œFarmer Daveâ€? by the staff. He looks towards the table that Denevan has decided to place between two long rows of apple trees. â€œWhen I saw this table, especially this evening when the lighting is right, I was up on the hill talking to my mom and just looked down and I was just amazed.â€? The Barneses are regular people with two sons and a well-kept farm theyâ€™ve been working for about two decades now. They sell their produce to local restaurants, and though they do pretty well, theyâ€™re not the kind of people who would spend $400 on dinner for two. â€œItâ€™s not a cheap ticket. My friends canâ€™t do this, and itâ€™s out of my league, so itâ€™s people I donâ€™t know. The paying guests are just people who want to come out and have a great evening,â€? says Barnes, who sits at the head of the table with Tina and friends Judd and Mary Anne Brown, owners of Pacific Shellfish. Ten years ago, Denevan says the mentality surrounding farmers was much different. â€œAnything that had to do with a farm, it was like, â€˜Weâ€™re desperate to get you to come out here, so weâ€™ll give you free food, get some chef to work for free,â€™ and it just created this environment of Â¨ $
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it being culturally insignificant,â€? Denevan says. He swears those other flash-in-the-pan farm dinner operations that ran on volunteers are no longer around because you canâ€™t run something on good feelings alone. Everyone needs to be paid, and paid well. â€œThe value of the dinner having a high price correspondingly gives the public the feeling that there is value in those experiences, that the farmerâ€™s not desperate for attention, that they should be paid well, they should be respected, and that theyâ€™re not just charity cases,â€? says Denevan. Serving around 13,000 people a season, Denevanâ€™s dinners bring together farmers, fishermen, cheesemakers and vintners with swimsuit designers and CEOs. His guest list has included the likes of Steve Wozniak, Reed Hastings of Netflix, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and Kevin Systrom of Instagram. For Denevan, itâ€™s been a social experiment of sorts. â€œIf people want to get all worked up about class issues, thatâ€™s their deal, but when it comes down to it, people sitting down at a table breaking bread, they feel that camaraderie,â€? says Denevan.
After his mother died of Alzheimerâ€™s disease in 2000, Denevan took off across the country with his tables. In a way it was an escape for him, but his trek was also fed by a desire to connect, to break the isolated shells of American culture and do what he does best: stir the pot. â€œCulturally it was needed at the time. People needed to sit together at a table, people needed to get closer to the source of their food and get to know people,â€? he says. â€œAnd they find out that they donâ€™t have to be afraid of people, and that itâ€™s really great to eat with strangers, and the tableâ€™s not clubby and exclusive.â€? The communal table brings together people from radically different backgrounds. â€œWhen weâ€™re in Arkansas there are people coming from New York City. Theyâ€™re coming from Sweden, and theyâ€™re going to Indiana because they heard about the Heartlands. The table is never like 100 percent of people from where you are. Itâ€™s always 20 to 40 percent of people that are completely outside the state, because they want to understand some place from the ground,â€? says Denevan. Throw in some spot prawns, a Â¨ &
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Capturing a Place In the heart of West Hollywood lies an enclave of calm youâ€™d never know was there. Itâ€™s 4.2 acres made up of 173 individual plots that spill into a network of winding garden paths. For the sixth year in a row, Toby Leaman, a sweet grandmotherly lady, welcomes OITF with open arms and gives 150 well-dressed Angelenos a tour of the garden, which most of them didnâ€™t know existed until they bought tickets. OITF pays Wattles Farm, a community garden with 300 urbanite members, just as it would any farm, and in return, guests get a taste of paradise. The table threads through a tunnel of magnolia trees and massive roses, the hills of West Hollywood in the background. Itâ€™s a scene that would have Sunset Magazine salivating, and the film crew and entourage that accompanies the LA chef du jour, Jason Neroni, is literally wiping spittle from their chins. This is Nirvana. Although the contrarian in Denevan would prefer a passing rain shower, which he says â€œactually
turns people on,â€? or the industrial backdrop of a farm in Phoenix that has people questioning if they got the address right, itâ€™s just another time capsule of memories to take away. Like his sand drawings, theyâ€™re only temporary moments on a specific period of a specific day that wonâ€™t be repeated. Last year Denevan brought his table and crew to Europe for the first time. The French scoffed at his idea, and the dinner in Wales barely sold tickets, despite a massive writeup in the Financial Times. The Italians were incensed. â€œThey were like, â€˜What are you doing? Youâ€™re not Italian. Italians eat at 9 oâ€™clock at night.â€™ And then Spanish people eat at 10 oâ€™clock,â€? says Denevan. But flying in the face of â€œhow other people do thingsâ€? is what piques peoplesâ€™ interest, he tells me, days before Outstanding in the Field is added to â€œFood,â€? a $1.3 million exhibit that opens Oct. 3 at that repository of great American ideas, the Smithsonian Institution. Itâ€™s like an article he read recently in the New York Times about how American food trucks are becoming popular in Paris, of all places, where people would rather be caught dead than eating with their handsâ€”even hamburgers require a fork and knife. â€œCultural change depends on something being questionable. It needs to be disruptive,â€? he says. â€œAnd really, if someone wants to change the world, they have to find something that intervenes in the accepted ways of doing things.â€?
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A local rapper gets a break and runs with it BY AARON CARNES
THINGS are falling into place for Alwa Gordon. The Aptos-based rapper just returned from Las Vegas with three professionally produced hiphop tracks by Grammy-nominated production team the Audibles. Not only did he not pay a cent for them, he was flown out by the record label Future Music to make the recordings and sent home with the tracks free and clear. â€œThey gave me clearance on all the tracks, which are worth well over $30,000. Itâ€™s ridiculous to even think about,â€? Gordon says. The owners of Future Music are well-established names behind the scenes in the hip-hop world. Jason Boyd, also known as MDMA, has written such singles as â€œCaught Upâ€? and â€œSuperstarâ€? for Usher and â€œShe Ainâ€™t Youâ€? and â€œI Can Transform Yaâ€? for Chris Brown. The Audibles, which serves as Future Musicâ€™s production team, has produced such hit singles as â€œGirl I Got Youâ€? by Young Money and â€œTurn It Upâ€? by Mishon. There was no argument about whether Gordon was a good enough rapper. The real test was to see how serious he was about making it in music. â€œThey gave me the music to see what I could do with it in Santa Cruz. Based off of that, theyâ€™re going to see if they want to keep working with me and actually sign me,â€? Gordon says. He has big plans to show his value
MAKING IT Alwa Gordon performs some of his new Audibles-produced material Saturday at Bargetto Wineryâ€™s music series. to Future Music. Heâ€™s got a video shoot in the works. Heâ€™s already talked to Bay Area radio stations WiLD 94.9 and KMEL about getting radio play. He is has a Twitter campaign in mind. Meanwhile heâ€™s been booking lots of live shows and performing. â€œI just want it to be a wave of everything. What Iâ€™m shooting for is around July when we should see everything hit. I want to solidify my buzz in California before I head over to Vegas,â€? Gordon says. Gordon, who Santa Cruz Weekly readers may recognize from his appearance in the 2011 fashion issue, has already decided how heâ€™ll use the three tracks. Heâ€™s starting by shooting a video for the track â€œDo Me Like That,â€? which is a soft, radio-friendly jam. If the video gets enough attention online, then itâ€™ll be that much easier to achieve his main goalâ€”get it on the radio. If that happens, heâ€™ll follow it up with â€œEnough,â€? an upbeat R&B track which features singer Slim, from 112.
Gordon has a different plan for the rump-shaking dance track â€œFuckinâ€™ With Me.â€? Heâ€™s going to try to get that one popular in the clubs. Future Music first learned about Gordon from his cousin, who owns a radio station in Vegas. Gordon would call her on occasion to convince her to play his music on the air. â€œShe wouldnâ€™t really take me serious until I actually sent her a copy of my CD The 11th Hour. She liked it. So she put one on the radio,â€? Gordon says. She also passed the CD on to the guys from Future Music. They liked it too. â€œMy cousin told me what they liked about it was I wasnâ€™t trying to be like every other rapper, talking about money and hos and stuff. They also told her that they think I have raw talent that hasnâ€™t been corrupted yet,â€? Gordon says. Despite being self-produced, The 11th Hour has some well-crafted beats with an overall smooth production value. It
is on one hand a fun party album, but itâ€™s also packed with lots of heartfelt personal confessions. â€œIt details my life from 20 to 21, when all I wanted to do was party and have fun, but I ended up getting kicked out of my house because I wasnâ€™t being responsible. I ended up living on my friendâ€™s couch. You have half â€˜I just really want to partyâ€™ and half reality hitting you,â€? Gordon says. Currently Gordon is working on a new mixtape called The Rise of the King, which is chronicling everything heâ€™s going through now. â€œAs my buzz gets bigger and I start to get noticed by labels like this, it details some of the things I see about the industry,â€? Gordon says. ALWA GORDON AObc`ROgOb#^[ 0O`USbb]EW\S`g!#!#<]`bV ;OW\AbA]_cSZ $
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SEEING THE MAP FLOOR Lisa Hochstein looks at Kent Manskeâ€™s maps of the San Francisco Bay at R. Blitzer Gallery.
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LAST FALL, local artist Lisa Hochstein discovered that the U.S. Geological Surveyâ€™s Pacific Coast and Marine Science Center shared more with the R. Blitzer Gallery than an address at the former Wrigley Buildingâ€”they shared a wall. Struck by the metaphor of this relationship between art and science, Hochstein began musing about their presumed separation. â€œThe two have much in common: a curiosity about the world, an impulse to explore and probe deeply,â€? she explains. â€œBoth search for aspects of truth. And both recognize that knowledge is elusive and always subject to challenge and refinement.â€? Hochstein started a dialogue with Jane Reid, associate science center director, about the possibility of pairing scientists with artists to create collaborative projects based on their scientific research and received an enthusiastic response. Sixteen scientists from the science center volunteered to participate in the project, and Hochstein hand-picked 16 Bay Area artists specializing in a range of media. The artists and their potential partners met in January where, much to Hochsteinâ€™s surprise, each artist naturally gravitated toward a different scientist, eliminating any need to juggle artistic inspiration with researchâ€”a reminder, she says, that everyone sees the world differently. The result of this collaboration, up through July 8, is stunning. The skill of the artists and the dedication of the
scientists are equally moving. Through printmaking, textiles, paint, 3-D materials and video, the pieces that have been created are as wide-ranging as the research that inspired them. None of the science is lost in their abstract representations; rather, they enhance each other and encourage the observer to probe more deeply into the ways in which art and science observe our changing world. Gallery owner Rob Blitzer says the show couldnâ€™t have come at a more crucial time. â€œAt this point in our history, both art and the environment are under attack. Itâ€™s very important to draw attention to them every way we can.â€? Much of the research thatâ€™s displayed investigates human impact on natural environments like the coastal sea floor and the San Francisco Bay. The ways in which thatâ€™s expressed impresses upon the observer that art, science and community are strands within the same fragile web, where the removal of one means the collapse of them all. Hochstein agrees. â€œThis is important work on both sides and worthy of support.â€?
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THE Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament at the grand opening weekend of Level Up Video Games in downtown Santa Cruz is bracket-style, starting with 54 and ending with 1. By 1pm the first round is over and most of the little kids have been beat. Now teenagers and young adults prepare for Round Two. A teenager wearing a plush red Mario hat and T-shirt receives a personal pizza and a soda pop from his mother, who has stopped in while running errands. He takes out his bracesâ€™ rubber bands and digs in. His mom wants to know if he has a ride home. He says yes, his friend. His friend will take him. This event is full of friends, new and old. Trevor Reynolds and Thomas Ligett, college students, traveled here together from San Jose. â€œThis is the nerdiest thing I have done in a long time,â€? Reynolds says. He beat a 6-year-old in Round One but made a point to shake hands and be nice. â€œYou donâ€™t want to send a kid home in tears, bullied by some old nerd.â€? Super Smash Brothers has been a â€œcornerstone of fighting games since the 1990s,â€? says Jerry Abreu, 42, the storeâ€™s proud owner. The game consists of Mario characters fighting each other in various dreamland locales. In its past lives it was played on Nintendo 64,
then the Game Cube and now Wii. This tournament is for the Wii. Near the storeâ€™s History of Gaming museum, a shrine to gaming devices of yore, new friends get acquainted: â€œI used to play Frogger on the DOS.â€? â€œThe Chinese version was always super strange.â€? â€œWhat else do you play?â€? Abreu smiles. This is a place he has created for game players to come together for in-person social interaction. He says online games are sort of like that, but not quite. Itâ€™s nice to get everyone together. A match has started! One characterâ€” christened Pootâ€”has fallen off a cliff and is now dangling precariously while still punching its opponent. A dozen or so spectators laugh together. â€œNice punch!â€? â€œFinger of doom!â€? The match ends. Poot wins. Everyone applauds politely. Poot makes his way through the crowd, no pushing. â€œExcuse me.â€? He finds his friend, high-fives. â€œI canâ€™t believe I did that well! Heyâ€”I took your advice.â€? Off to the side, away from the crowd, an overweight grade-school kid sits cross-legged and looks solemnly into his lap, small video controller game in his hands. Anywhere else heâ€™d be alone, but over his shoulder, a skinny kid with Kool-Aid blue hair watches. â€œOy! Nice move!â€? 0
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Miracle on Mill Street Mountain Community Theater presents an evening of music, mirth and memories to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Enjoy selections from some of the 117 plays presented throughout the companyâ€™s history. www.mctshows.org Sat, Jun 16, 7:30pm. $20. Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, 831.336.4777.
DANCE Santa Cruz Performing Arts Santa Cruz Performing Arts presents a recital featuring performances by the Incredible Surfing Magician and more. Snacks, raffle prizes, and a free dance lesson will also be offered. Donations go to fund scholarships for SCPAâ€™s youth dance program. www. santacruzperformingarts. org Sun, Jun 17, 2-4pm. Free. Dance Synergy Studio, 9055 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.295.1268.
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Spector Dance A Spring performance featuring original works by Spector Dance students including â€œThe Elephantâ€™s Child,â€? based on Rudyard Kiplingâ€™s inspiring story. Enjoy live drumming, a bake sale, and subliminal messages about inner truth. www.spectordance. org Fri, Jun 15, 7pm, Sat, Jun 16, 2 and 7pm and Sun, Jun 17, 2pm. $20 adults; $15 children & seniors. Spector Dance, 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina, 831.384.1050.
THEATER Frankenstein A screening of the new play by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Sun, Jun 17, 11am. $13-$15. Del Mar Theatre,
A fly fisherman, world traveler and Navy veteran, Drew Nelson has many stories to tell through song. Enjoy his folk performance with songs from his new album, Tilt a Whirl. Wed, Jun 13, 7pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7700.
Music of the Spheres A summer concert series benefitting UC Observatories, each event includes a concert, astronomy talk, viewing session, and commemorative wineglass or coffee cup. For more information visit www.ucolick.org. Sat, Jun 16. $40 general; $90 preferred; $150 VIP. Lick Observatory, Mt Hamilton Rd, San Jose, 408.274.5061.
MAH RACE THROUGH TIME Whiz through Santa Cruz history with a team of friends on this townwide scavenger hunt and clue-solving adventure organized by the Museum of Art & History. Friday, June 15 from 6pm to 9pm at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Registration is $50 per team, or $40 for a team with a MAH member. www.santacruzmah.org.
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Battalion of Saints Travel back to when punk was scary; with D.I., Fang, Social Unrest and ďŹ ve other bands. Jun 13 at Oakland Metro.
The Jesus and Mary Chain How â€˜Lost in Translationâ€™ resurrected mainstream interest in seminal 1980s UK band; discuss. Jun 14 at the Fillmore.
The Mother Hips California stalwarts perform breakthrough album â€˜Back to the Grottoâ€™ in its entirety. Jun 15 at the Independent.
The Cribs Three brilliant brothers forge on after Johnny Marr joined, then quit, the band. Jun 16 at Great American Music Hall.
Christian McBride Master jazz bassist with new big-band album â€˜The Good Feelingâ€™ leads 17-piece ensemble. Jun 17 at Herbst Theatre.
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Spotlight Tours. Bringing the artistsâ€™ voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. Third Sat of every month, 11:30am12:30pm. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.
GALLERIES CONTINUING Davenport Gallery A 40-year retrospective of local artist and UCSC graduate, Celine Grenier. The works will feature imagery from realism to borderline surrealism. Thu-Sun, 11am5pm. Thru Jun 30. Free, 831.421.0505. 450 Hwy 1, Davenport.
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 A Community of Artists. An exhibit that showcases the works of Santa Cruz artists in paint, photography, prints, mixed media and video. ThuSun, noon-5pm. Thru Jul 1. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
R. Blitzer Gallery earth - science - art. An interdisciplinary project that pairs artists from Californiaâ€™s Central Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area with research scientists from the U.S. Geological Surveyâ€™s Pacific Coastal and Marine Center. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Thru Jul 8. 831.458.1217. Mission Extension and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz County Bank Picturing Music. An exhibition of artwork inspired by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Musicâ€™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 and Fri, 9am-6pm. Thru Aug 30. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.
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.
Santa Cruz Stoves and Fireplaces ArtWorx Gallery. ArtWorx Gallery presents Awake, an art exhibition of new paintings of land, sea, and figure by local artist Michael Mote. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm. Thru Jul 28. 1043 Water St, Santa Cruz, 831.476.8007.
Events AROUND TOWN 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.
Greenhouse Growers Open House Tour of the Kitayama Brothers Greenhouse and Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo Farm complete with wine pairings, goodies from Cruz N Gourmet food truck, and a farmers market. Proceeds go to Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Sat, Jun 16. Free. 481 San Andreas Rd., Watsonville, 481 San Andreas Rd., Watsonville, Watsonville.
Hot Rock Cookery Junior Rangers course for 7-12-year-olds on using traditional tools to start a fire and cook acorn mush. Space is limited; call to register a spot. Thu, Jun 14, 11am-12:15pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mission State Park, 144 School St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5849.
Japanese Cultural Fair Enjoy food, art, and cultural performances including the Watsonville Taiko Drummers, Okinawan dance, and northern Japanese shamisen. Visit www.jcfsantacruz.org for full event schedule. Sat, Jun 16, 11am-6pm. Free. Mission Park Plaza, Corner of Mission and Emmett St, Santa Cruz.
Lâ€™il Ones Nature Camp Designed for kids ages 4-7, this fun-filled session helps little ones experience the all the park has to offer through crafts, stories and games. A parent must be present throughout the program. Meet at the Campfire Center. Fri, 11-11:45am. Thru Aug 10. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton, 831.335.7077.
Marine Mammal Research Tour Go behind the scenes at Long Marine Lab and learn about scientistsâ€™ studies of dolphins, sea lions and whales. Call for reservations. Thu, Jun 14, 2-3:30pm. Free with admission. Long Marine Lab, west end of Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3800.
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JAPANESE CULTURAL FAIR The 26th annual event features cultural performances, artwork and food with the goal of increasing awareness of the Japanese culture here in Santa Cruz, both traditional and contemporary. Saturday, June 16 from 11am to 6pm at Mission Plaza Park, 144 School St., Santa Cruz. www.jcfsantacruz.org.
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JONATHAN FRANZEN Celebrated author and part-time local Jonathan Franzen will give a book talk and signing on behalf of Farther Away, his newest collection of essays and speeches. Saturday, June 16 at 7:30pm at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave. The cost is $26 for a copy of Farther Away; book comes with a numbered signing-line voucher. Open seating will begin at 6pm. www.bookshopsantacruz.com.
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JUNE 18â€“28 @ CABRILLO COLLEGE GRADES 8 â€“12 Register at: kuumbwajazz.org Thurs. June 14 U 7 pm
MIMI FOX â€œTRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERYâ€? Fri. June 15 U 7:30 pm
Tickets: snazzyproductions.com Mon. June 18 U 7 pm
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Thurs. June 21 U 7:30 pm
JOE KROWN TRIO with Walter â€œWolfmanâ€? Washington and Russell Bastiste, Jr. 1/2 Price Night for Students Fri. June 22 U 8 pm
THE 2ND (Sorta Annual) COLOR OF FUNNY
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com Mon. June 25 U 7 pm High energy Cuban Pianist!
NACHITO HERRERA TRIO Fri. June 29 U 7 pm
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III New CD â€œOlder Than My Old Man Nowâ€?
Mon. July 2 U 7 and 9 pm No Jazztix/Comps
ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY Thurs. July 5 U 7 pm
TERENCE BREWER â€œCITIZEN RHYTHMâ€? CD RELEASE PARTY Mon. July 9 U 7 and 9 pm No Jazztix/Comps
RHYTHM â€˜Nâ€™ SCHMOOZE The California Honeydrops get sweet on Moeâ€™s Alley this Saturday.
ARTURO SANDOVAL Thurs. July 12 U 7 pm
TRELAWNY ROSE with MIMI FOX (guitar), RENE HART (bass) and ALLISON MILLER (drums)
THURSDAY | 6/14
FRIDAY | 6/15
FRIDAY | 6/15
Nashville Songwriter Hall of Famer Rodney Crowell was one of a new breed of country traditionalists kicking up dust in Nashville in the â€™80s. After spending three years in Emmylou Harrisâ€™ Hot Band at the start of his career, he went on to release dozens of albums and become a Grammywinning country artist, producer and famed songwriter. Crowell, whose skills have always reached far beyond the parameters of his genre, recently collaborated with Mary Karr, a New York Times bestselling author and poet, to create the extremely dynamic album Kin. Rio Theatre; $25 adv/$40 gold; 7:30pm. (Lily Stoicheff)
Purveyors of beat-driven, dreamy electropop, Beat Connection tiptoes around several genres and styles without being defined by any one label. Making pleasant, good time music in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Toro y Moi, the Seattle-based four-piece has transitioned from dorm room Garage Band tinkerers into tastemaking indie artists, producers and DJs. The band is currently touring North America in support of its forthcoming album, The Palace Garden. Catalyst; $10 adv/$13 door; 9pm. (Cat Johnson)
Mon. July 16 U 7:30 pm
NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS Fri. July 20 U 7:30 pm
GONZALO BERGARA QUARTET Mon. July 23 U 7 pm
STANLEY JORDAN 7/26 7/30 8/1 8/6 8/13 8/15 8/27
Meklit Hadero LuĂsa Maita GOLD CIRCLE Albert Lee Band SOLD OUT! Etienne Charles Quintet Terence Blanchard Keiko Matsui Jimmy Cobb/Joey DeFrancesco/ Larry Coryell Trio â€œIn Tribute to Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
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.
320-2 Cedar St [ Santa Cruz 831.427.2227
Bursting onto the late-1980s hair band scene with a double platinum debut album (Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich), a double platinum sophomore release (Cherry Pie) and a handful of Top 10 hits, Warrant established itself as one of the heavy hitters of the glam metal scene. Capable of filling stadiums with seas of fans, the band was, for a time, at the top of the game. Then came lineup changes, the displacement of hair metal by grunge and the eventual death of lead singer Jani Lane. But now Warrant is back on the scene with a new singer, a fresh outlook and a new album titled Rockaholic. Beach Boardwalk; free; 6:30 & 8:30pm. (CJ)
ANTSY MCCLAIN & TPT The musical universe of Antsy McClain is one in which cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex, rock and country collide to paint an upbeat and vivid picture of life among the trailers. A selfproclaimed humorist bearing tales of tragicomic heroes and outspoken silver-haired ladies, McClain has recently been revealing his serious side with an expanded repertoire that includes heartfelt ballads, songs of lost love and ruminations on the painful side of life. McClain will be accompanied by his beloved band, the Trailer Park Troubadours, a â€œrevolving cadre of top-notch pickers.â€? Rio Theatre; $24.50 general/$34.50 gold; 8pm. (CJ)
SATURDAY | 6/16
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS Buskers often have a hard time transitioning from the subway station to the stage. What works on the street may not translate to a sweaty rock club, no matter how many similarities there may be between the two venues. The California Honeydrops are the exception to the rule. An Oakland-
based five-piece specializing in blues, gospel, New Orleans jazz and early R&B, the California Honeydrops lay down slinky grooves as well-suited for the dance f loor as they are the street corner. Itâ€™s gritty, authentic stuff honed by playing for the toughest, most disinterested crowds imaginable, and the dues paid are apparent in their high-energy performances. With Harry & The Hitmen. Moeâ€™s Alley; $12 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (Paul M. Davis)
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
CONCERTS SLUGS â€™Nâ€™ ROSES Jun. 15 at Don Quixoteâ€™s
DARRELL SCOTT Jun. 15 at Kuumbwa
BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH Jun. 17 at Don Quixoteâ€™s
MONDAY | 6/18
NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS A fresh and welcome addition to the Bay Area music scene, Nicki Bluhm is a throwback to the days when California country and Memphis soul reigned supreme. She has a strong and smoky voice that elicits comparisons to Linda Ronstadt and Dusty Springfield and a timelessness to her style and delivery that make her seem like a visitor from another era. The Gramblers, featuring Bluhmâ€™s husband Tim Bluhm of the Mother Hips, are a tight and polished outfit that can rock & roll like a freight train, groove with the best of â€™em and take a slow jam nice and easy. Don Quixoteâ€™s; $12 adv/$15 door; 8pm. (CJ)
Jun. 28 at Crepe Place
RICHARD THOMPSON Jun. 29 at Rio Theatre
MONDAY | 6/18
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Bassist Christian McBride has been an important and influential member of the jazz community for most of his life. His collaborations, compositions and style are all-inclusive and forward-thinking and range from R&B to pop to opera. Following a Grammy Award for his big band release, A Good Feeling, McBride returns with his latest project, an intimate performance with pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ullysses Owens. Kuumbwa; $25 adv/$28 door; 7pm. (LS)
TUESDAY | 6/19
SUNHINE GIRL California soul chanteuse Nicki Bluhm brings her Gramblers to the redwoods on Monday.
Raised in Compton of Samoan descent, J Boogâ€™s positive energy is much more a reflection of the Hawaiian Islands heâ€™s chosen as his home than the hard streets of Southern California. A soulful and smooth reggae singer, J Boog has been consistently releasing ultra-funky tracks drenched in good vibrations that showcase his impressive voice and songwriting skills. His reputation as a talented and soulful artist has already been established in Hawaii, and itâ€™s only a matter of time before his popularity explodes stateside. The Catalyst; $25 adv/$28 door; 8:30pm. (LS)
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MANGIAMO’S PIZZA AND WINE BAR 831.688.1477
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Tim Allen Band
PARADISE BEACH GRILLE 831.476.4900
SEVERINO’S BAR & GRILL 831.688.8987
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DON QUIXOTE’S 831.603.2294
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HENFLING’S TAVERN 831.336.9318
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Toyhouse Wes Andersonâ€™s â€˜Moonrise Kingdomâ€™ exudes nostalgia for an era the director never really knew BY RICHARD VON BUSACK
THEREâ€™S one unposed moment in Wes Andersonâ€™s Moonrise Kingdom. Frances McDormand plays Laura, a raging motherâ€”she shouts at her children through a bullhorn most of the time. Her rebellious daughter Suzy (Kara Hayward) has run away. When Laura discovers the girl, hiding at the secluded cove that gives the movie its name, she picks up Suzy bodily. This unpremeditated gesture sticks out from an otherwise exquisitely art-directed, scrupulously composed, Kodachromed magic playset of a movie. Moonrise Kingdom is, in a word, adorable. Watching it is like going into a dismayingly expensive toyshop. The feeling of ingratitude, however, is worse, since this toyshop is filled with mid1960s items, so recognizable to a child of those days. Anderson was born on May Day 1969, so Moonrise Kingdom exudes nostalgia for an age he didnâ€™t know. In September 1965, gifted 12-year-olds Suzy and Sam (Jared Gilman) head off to the wilderness of the fictional New England island of New Penzance. A sad constable (Bruce Willis) and an intrepid â€œKhaki Scoutsâ€? leader (Edward Norton) go looking for them. Anderson twists the story around a bit. When the two runaways meet in
THE HAPPY WANDERERS Suzy (Kara Hayward) and Sam (Jared Gilman) make like Lewis and Clark in â€˜Moonrise Kingdom.â€™ a meadow, we flash back to their first meeting, when the local Protestant church was staging Benjamin Brittenâ€™s Noyeâ€™s Fludde. Suzy was prettily befeathered, playing the raven in the old mystery play. The amour fou began at first glance: â€œSomething happened to us.â€? Itâ€™s fortunate that Samâ€™s skills as a woodsman can keep the pair safe. What they donâ€™t know is that Hurricane Maybelline is heading for the island. Moonrise Kingdom resembles something like the Max Fischer Players version of Gun Crazy or Badlands. The fleeing kids chill down their emotions. Gilman, a round-faced youngster with glasses and a coon-skin cap, acts as smooth as Belmondo. Haywardâ€™s Suzy is well cast; she has a jaw that matches McDormandâ€™s, and the same clipped uninflection when she talks. Suzy, who wears a serious amount of dark-blue eye shadow, and a Bonnie Parker beret, harbors dreams of the Rive Gauche. One of the few things she took when she left her home was a FranĂ§oise Hardy 45rpm and a portable record player.
Maybe The Fantastic Mr. Fox was Andersonâ€™s best film because he could pose his puppets by hand. Gilman and Hayward demonstrate flawless precociousness, but the conceit proves uneven. Sometimes, the film plays out like Our Gang, with a camp of kids acting like adults, like Samâ€™s gang of fellow scouts, and the flashes of slapstick lightning. Sometimes, itâ€™s as ooky as Alan Parkerâ€™s Bugsy Malone, when there are supposed to be smokier, heavier feelings. The adults are all duds compared to the purity of the children, naturally. The searchers might be better off looking for themselves; theyâ€™ve ruined their lives. The proactive characters are military types, called in when the crisis heightens. Harvey Keitel plays the Scout commander, who has a Nathan Brittles mustache. Jason Schwartzman shows up as the chaplain at the Khaki Scout camp at Ft. Ivanhoe. Heâ€™s a worldly cynic, with mirrored sunglasses like a mid-1960s Italian priest. As Suzyâ€™s father, Bill Murray reprises the checkedout, drinkerâ€™s gloom he embodied in Rushmore.
Andersonâ€™s toy showboat is keeled with adult regret. And being Anderson, he has given Moonrise Kingdom a heavyweight soundtrack, with Alexandre Desplat and much tender and obscure Britten, especially â€œThe Cuckooâ€? from his songs for Friday Afternoons. This choral music fits in strangely well with Hank Williams. Andersonâ€™s film nods to Poeâ€™s â€œAnnabel Leeâ€? and the young Humbert Humbertâ€™s seaside holiday with â€œAnnabel Leighâ€? in Lolita. But the coolness and precociousness keep a glass barrier up, as thick as a store window. Once again, Anderson works in the uneasy space between an expensive childrenâ€™s book and a fable for adults. Moonrise Kingdom has dollhouse aesthetics and New Yorker cartoon punch lines. Itâ€™s a boutique gift that might be given from an uncomfortable parent to an uneasy child.
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<_bc9Wfikb[i FILM CAPS NT LIVE: DANNY BOYLEâ€™S FRANKENSTEIN (PG-13; 120 min) Oscar winner Danny Boyleâ€™s electrifying stage production featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre in London. This heartbreaking telling of a classic story forces both actors and audience to face themes of scientific responsibility, parental neglect and good and evil as
the horrifying and childishly naĂŻve Creature confronts his creator to strike a terrifying deal. (at Del Mar) (LS)
MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG13; 94 min) See review, page 31. (Opens Fri at The Nickelodeon) ROCK OF AGES (PG-13; 123 min) Country singer Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta star in the film adaptation of the 2006 Broadway play of the same name. A talented waitress and bar back/aspiring rock star fall
in love on the Sunset Strip during the glam rock era of the 1980s. Will they follow their hearts to love or fame? Featuring Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones. (Opens Fri at 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley) (LS)
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) James Stewart and Doris Day star in this 1956 Alfred Hitchcock classic. A couple travel to Marrakesh on holiday and accidentally discover an
Movie reviews by Traci Hukill, Lily Stoicheff and Richard von Busack
assassination plot, but the conspirators are not easily thwarted. (Thu 9pm at Santa Cruz 9) (LS)
THE TEMPEST STARRING CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (2010) Filmed live in HD at the Stratford Festival, Christopher Plummer is spellbinding as Prospero in this telling of the classic Shakespearean play. (Thu 7pm at Santa Cruz 9) (LS) THATâ€™S MY BOY (R; 114 min) While still in his early teens, Donny (Adam Sandler)
fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him until he turned 18. After years of estrangement, Donny is thousands of dollars in debt and turns to his now-wealthy son on the eve of his wedding, hoping to make amends and avoid jail time. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley) (LS)
WET, HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) Itâ€™s the last day of summer at Camp Firewood in 1981, and
Showtimes are for Wednesday, June 13, through Wednesday, June 20, 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 Madagascar 3 â€” Daily 2:20; 4:20; 6:20; 8:20 plus Fri-Sun 12:20pm. Marvelâ€™s The Avengers â€” Daily 3:15; 6; 8:45 plus Fri-Sun 12:30pm.
CINELUX 41ST AVENUE CINEMA 1475 41st Ave., Capitola 831.479.3504 www.cineluxtheatres.com Rock of Ages â€” (Opens midnight Thu) 11:10; 2; 4:45; 7:30; 10:20. Men in Black 3 â€” Wed-Thu 11:30; 2:15; 4:45; 7:15; 9:45. Prometheus â€” Wed-Thu 11:15; 2; 4:45; 7:30; 10:20; Fri-Wed 11:20; 2:10; 4:55;
7:45; 10:30. Snow White and the Huntsman â€” Daily 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:20; 10:10.
DEL MAR 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â€” Wed-Thu 1:40; 3:20; 4:20; 6; 7; 8:40;
9:40; Fri-Wed 1:40; 3:30; 4:20; 7; 8; 9:40 plus Sat-Sun 12:50pm. First Position â€” Fri-Wed 6pm. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding â€” Daily 2:40; 5; 7:10; 9:20 plus SatSun 12:40pm. Wet Hot American Summer â€” Fri-Sat midnight. Danny Boyleâ€™s Frankenstein â€” Sun 11am. UCSC Social Documentary Film Screening â€” Thu 6pm.
NICKELODEON Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com Moonrise Kingdom â€” (Opens midnight Thu) 12:30; 1:30; 2:40; 3:40; 4:50;
6; 7; 8:10; 9:10; 10 plus Fri-Sat 11:30am. Bernie â€” Wed-Thu 3; 5:10; 7:20; 9:30; Fri-Wed 12:50; 3; 5:10; 7:20; 9:30. First Position â€” Wed-Thu 2:20; 6:50. Hysteria â€” Wed-Thu 2:50; 5; 7:10; 9:20; Fri-Wed 12:40; 2:50; 5; 7:10; 9:20. Polisse â€” Wed-Thu 4:20; 9:10. The Hunger Games â€” Wed-Thu 3:30; 8:30. Where Do We Go Now? â€” Wed-Thu 6:15pm.
RIVERFRONT STADIUM TWIN 155 S. River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701 www.regmovies.com Snow White and the Huntsman â€” Daily 12; 1; 3; 4; 6:15; 7; 9:15; 9:55.
SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9 1405 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 www.regmovies.com Rock of Ages â€” (Opens Fri) 11; 2; 5; 7:45; 10:35. Thatâ€™s My Boy â€” (Opens Fri) 12; 2:50; 5:30; 8:15; 10:55. Dark Shadows â€” Wed-Thu 2:45; 8:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. The Dictator â€” Wed-Thu 3:45; 8:40; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Madagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted â€” Wed-Thu 12:15; 1; 2:30; 5;
6:15; 7:20; 9:45; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. (No Thu 5; 7:20; 9:45)
Madagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted 3D â€” Wed-Thu 11:30; 2; 4:30; 6:45; 9:20; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Marvelâ€™s The Avengers â€” Wed-Thu 12:45; 3:50; 7; 10:05; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Marvelâ€™s The Avengers 3D â€” Wed-Thu 11:50; 5:35; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. (No Thu 10:30pm) Men in Black 3 â€” Wed-Thu 3; 8:45; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Men in Black 3 3D â€” Wed 12:05; 2:40; 5:15; 7:45; 10:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Prometheus â€” Wed-Thu 12:30; 3:30; 6:30; 9:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Prometheus 3D â€” Wed 12; 3:10; 7:15; 10:10; Thu 12; 3:10; 6; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. The Tempest â€” 7pm. The Man Who Knew Too Much â€” Thu 9pm.
CINELUX SCOTTS VALLEY STADIUM CINEMA 226 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 831.438.3260 www.cineluxtheatres.com Thatâ€™s My Boy â€” (Opens midnight Thu) 11:30; 2:10; 4:55; 7:40; 10:20. Rock of Ages â€” (Opens midnight Thu) 11:15; 2:15; 5:15; 7; 8:15; 9:30; 10. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â€” Wed-Thu 12:45; 3:45; 6:45; 9:30. Madagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted â€” Wed-Thu 11:45; 12:30; 3;
4:40; Fri-Wed 11:55; 1:30; 2:20; 4:40; 9. Madagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted 3D â€” Wed-Thu 2:15; 7; 9:20;
Fri-Wed 11:15; 4; 6:30. Marvelâ€™s The Avengers â€” Wed-Thu 11; 1:40; 4:30; 7:20; 10; Fri-Wed 12:30;
3:30; 6:45; 9:45. Men in Black 3 â€” Wed-Thu 11:20; 2; 4:55; 7:30; 10:20; Fri-Wed 11:45; 2:30;
4:55; 7:30; 10. Prometheus â€” Wed-Thu 4:45; 7:30; Fri-Wed 2; 4:45; 7:30. Prometheus 3D â€” Wed-Thu 11:10; 2; Fri-Wed 11:10; 10:20. Snow White and the Huntsman â€” Wed-Thu 11; 1:45; 4:30; 5:20; 7:20;
8:15; 10:15; Fri-Wed 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:20; 10:10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid â€” Wed 6/20 10am.
GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com Rock of Ages â€” (Opens Fri) 1:15; 4; 6:50; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:40am. Thatâ€™s My Boy â€” (Opens Fri) 1:05; 3:50; 6:45; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:40am. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel â€” Wed-Thu 1:15; 4; 7; 9:45. Madagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted â€” Daily 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:30
plus Sat-Sun 10:45am. Madagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted 3D â€” Daily 12:45; 2:45; 4:50;
7; 9:15 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Marvelâ€™s The Avengers â€” Wed-Thu 12:30; 6:45; Fri-Wed 12:30; 3:30; 6:45; 9:40. Men in Black 3 â€” Daily 1:15; 4; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:50am. Prometheus â€” Daily 1:15; 4; 7; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:40am. Prometheus 3D â€” Daily 1; 3:45; 6:45; 9:30 plus 10:30am. Snow White and the Huntsman â€” Wed-Thu 1:15; 4; 7:15; 9:30; Fri-Wed
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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand hold on to that feelinâ€™ in â€˜Rock of Ages,â€™ opening this weekend. counselors and campers alike are looking for that special someone to kiss at midnight at the endof-summer talent show. Shenanigans ensue. Featuring Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo. (Fri-Sat midnite at the Del Mar) (LS)
@3D73EA AVENGERS (PG-13; 142 min.) Joss Whedon directs tale of the director of an international peacekeeping organization (Samuel Jackson) who must recruit a pack of Marvel superheroesâ€”including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thorâ€”to save Earth from Thorâ€™s crazy brother Loki. With Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. BERNIE (PG-13; 104 min) Beloved local mortician Bernie (Jack Black) befriends a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine) and agrees to help her manage her accounts, but her constant nagging and put-downs bother him in a big way. When she goes missing, no one in the small East Texas town misses her for months, until the District Attorney (Matthew McConaughey) starts snooping around. (LS) THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13;
124 min) British retirees move to India and cope with culture shock in different ways. With Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.
THE DICTATOR (R) Sacha Baron Cohen stars as the bearded, sunglassessporting Admiral General Aladeen, who must protect the fictional North African country of Wadiya from the wicked ways of democracy. With Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, Megan Fox and Anna Faris. Directed by Larry Charles of Borat, Bruno and Seinfeld fame. DARK SHADOWS (PG-13; 119 min.) Johnny Depp dons long vampire nails and romps with Eva Green in Tim Burton-directed remake of the 1960s vampire soap opera. With Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer. (TH) HYSTERIA (R; 100 min) It is the practice of Victorian Dr. Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce) to manipulate the genitals of his customers. This procedure relieves his patientsâ€”well-off, middle-aged womenâ€”of abdominal discomfort, unwanted thoughts, depression and every other symptom indicated by the term â€œhysteria.â€? Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) joins Dalrympleâ€™s practice and starts keeping the company of the doctorâ€™s daughter Emily (Felicity Jones). Yet Granville is disturbed by the political convictions of
Emilyâ€™s sister Charlotte, a midwife (a robustly miscast Maggie Gyllenhaal) who has no patience with the problems of these welloff bored ladies. Sadly, Dr. Dalrymple falls victim to carpal tunnel from wanking all of these dames. Thatâ€™s when his wealthy inventor friend Edmund (Rupert Everett) comes up with an electrifying new invention. (RvB)
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPEâ€™S MOST WANTED (PG: 93 min) Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still struggling to return to their beloved Big Apple home. Theyâ€™ve reached Europe, where they discover the perfect cover: a traveling circus, on which they put their own Madagascar spin. (LS) MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13; 106 min) The film commences with the hairy one-armed Boris the Animal (Jermaine Clement) breaking from jail and heading to settle an old score with Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). Meanwhile, the never more fey Agent J (Will Smith) seeks paternal male-love from his partner. J timehops back to 1969 in an effort to head off an alien invasion and meet up with the younger K (Josh Brolin, doing a fine pickup of Jonesâ€™ mannerisms). A joke or two stands out, but thereâ€™s only so much male bonding a man can stand.
PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING (R; 96 min) Diane (Catherine Keener), a strait-laced Republican lawyer, needs a breath of fresh air after the divorce papers go through and decides to leave Manhattan to visit her estranged mother in upstate New York with her two teenage children. Dianeâ€™s mother, Grace (Jane Fonda), is a proud, pot-selling, countercultureleading hippie, which makes their reconciliation challenging and hilarious. (LS) POLISSE (NR; 127 min) A photographer is sent to cover the Child Protection Unit in Paris, and reveals the heartbreaking tribulations and relationships between the police and their subjects. French with English subtitles. (LS) PROMETHEUS (R; 124 min) In the distant future, two powers compete for the solar systemâ€™s natural resources. After discovering what may be a clue to humanityâ€™s origins, a team of explorers heads to a dark corner of the universe hoping to find a new home for human civilization. Instead, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the human race. (LS) SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13; 127 min) In this dark twist on
a fairy tale, the evil queen (Charlize Theron) learns she must eat the heart of her stepdaughter, the beautiful Snow White (Kristen Stewart), if she is to conquer the kingdom and remain forever the Fairest of Them All. But the Huntsman chosen to kill the princess tips the scales by choosing to mentor her in the art of war. (LS)
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUâ€™RE EXPECTING (PG-13; 110 min.) Five couples have babies. With Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock. WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (PG-13; 113 min) Nadine Labakiâ€™s follow-up to her soft-focus FrancoLebanese film Caramel begins with a walk to the cemetery of a small Lebanese mountain hamlet. The women have come to tend the graves. One side of their dirt path is Christian, the other Muslim. Both sides are filled with men too young to die but who got caught up in the sectarian fighting of a few years back. As tensions boil anew, the matrons decide to keep the peace by distracting the menfolk. Verging on the incoherent and touching upon the silly, Where Do We Go Now? successfully avoids becoming yet another version of Lysistrata thanks in part to Labakiâ€™s smart surprise ending. (RvB)
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Our selective list of area restaurants includes those that have been favorably reviewed in print by Santa Cruz Weekly food critics and others that have been sampled but not reviewed in print. All visits by our writers are made anonymously, and all expenses are paid by Metro Santa Cruz. SYMBOLS MADE SIMPLE: $ +C\RS` $$ +# $$$ +$ $$$$+ O\Rc^
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AMBROSIA INDIA BISTRO
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207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610
8017 Soquel Dr, 831.688.1233 SEVERINOâ€™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
104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888
All day breakfast. Burgers, gyros, sandwiches and 45 flavors of Marianneâ€™s and Polar Bear ice cream. Open 8am daily.
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
STOCKTON BRIDGE GRILLE
231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933
203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900
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.
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LE CIGARE VOLANT
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CHARLIE HONG KONG
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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
2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560
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910 Cedar St., 831.457.1677
303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770
1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135
Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. 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€œBest Cheap Eats.â€? 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€™ 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€œBest Eggs Benedict in Town.â€? Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Halfprice appetizers; wines by the glass. Daily 8am-9pm.
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