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AFTER 30 years of watching our great country fall into political decay, I wonder if our leaders will ever learn? I guess they wonâ€™t! Thatâ€™s why I left the Democratic Party and joined the Progressives. Iâ€™m supporting Rocky Anderson for the next President of the United States! When I heard him speak a few weeks ago, I knew this was the man who could turn this country around. I urge you to please check out his website, VoteRocky.org. I believe he could very well be the next FDR. Richard Whitney Santa Cruz County
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<=B;G=11C>G [RE: â€œOccupy Santa Cruz: Down But Not Out,â€? June 27]: Iâ€™m all for self-expression, belief in oneâ€™s ideals, and truth. And for those reasons, I appreciate the truths of this article. The truth is that Occupy Santa Cruz is not representative of the 99 percent of us. The truth is itâ€™s the same tiny group of anarchists who make all the headlines and attend all the protests but donâ€™t represent the beliefs of my community. Fewer than two dozen, if that. A splinter group in the larger picture that is the Santa Cruz Community. No more numerous or significant than the Quakers or fundamentalist Hassidics or Wiccans. Louder and more eager for publicity, perhaps; but absolutely no larger or more representative of Santa Cruz. Iâ€™m all for Brad wearing his topcoat and joyously hopscotching while Frey quotes
legal precedents; if those are their ideals and beliefs and how they wish to express them, then more power to them. But please, stop insulting my intelligence with your protestations and claims that your represent the majority of us. Not truth. And stop taking credit for representing me and my 99 percent colleagues. You donâ€™t. Iâ€™ll speak for myself, and thank you not to. Chris Kaster
23B/7:A>:3/A3 Whoâ€™s â€œBradâ€?? Ezra Pound tells us that Confucius says we should â€œget names and titles straight.â€? Good advice. Careless reading may lead to misinformation and confused thinking. The manâ€™s name is Brent Adams. (And furthermore, that was â€œtailcoat,â€? not â€œtopcoat.â€?) Dennis Holt
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The Biggest Problem The 180/180 Campaignâ€™s bold move on chronic homelessness
BY GEORGIA PERRY
MONICA Martinez, executive director of the Homeless Services Center, is not using her time efficiently. Sheâ€™s committing an entire morning to Walter (not his real name), a very skinny homeless man with a bushy beard, leathery skin and a mumbly way of talking. She is taking him to the local Department of Veteransâ€™ Affairs office to get him signed up for benefits, hopefully including a housing voucher. â€œHeâ€™s entitled to veteransâ€™ benefits but heâ€™s not receiving a dollar from them. Heâ€™s never even gotten registered, because nobodyâ€™s walked him through the
process. You know what?â€? Martinez lowers her voice, â€œIâ€™m the executive director of this organization. The last thing I should be doing is taking a homeless guy to the VA. This is not a best practice.â€? And then she does something very odd for a person speaking about chronic, debilitating homelessnessâ€”she smiles. She smiles because she believes she knows how to end homelessness, once and for all. She smiles because, in the long run, she believes what sheâ€™s doing with Walter is very much a best practice. Martinez cares deeply about homeless people, yes, but it becomes clear from talking to her that what she loves most is solving problems.
Martinezâ€™s background is in something called Permanent Supportive Housing, which she describes breathlessly as â€œthe ultimate solution.â€? It is a model for solving the problem of homelessness, and it is the backbone of a national grassroots effort called the 100,000 Homes Campaign. With this model, homeless individuals are put into housingâ€”literally, â€œHereâ€™s an apartment, hereâ€™s a key,â€? no questions askedâ€”and wrapped in any and all supportive services they may need for the rest of their lives until they die, hopefully with dignity and indoors. The national campaign aims to find permanent housing for 100,000
chronically homeless Americansâ€” meaning people who have suffered long-term or repeated homelessness coupled with a disabilityâ€”by July 2014. So far, the campaign has housed over 17,000 people. It has outposts in 130 communities, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and San Jose. This May, Santa Cruz joined the campaign and committed to house 180 homeless individuals in our community. â€œWeâ€™re helping 180 individuals do a 180 in their lives,â€? explains campaign project manager Philip Kramer, a fit, affable man who got into this kind of work after over a decade spent in ad sales in New York City left him emotionally unfulfilled. Last month about 100 volunteers kicked off the program by venturing out into homeless campsites at 4 in the morning and conducting a â€œvulnerability index.â€? They asked more than 300 homeless people what medical conditions they had, how long they had been homeless and other questions in order to determine who the 180 most vulnerable are. To qualify as vulnerable, a person had to have been homeless for at least six months (though the average length of time homeless for the most vulnerable was eight years) and have at least one of the following conditions: liver disease, end-stage kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, over 60 years old, history of cold weather injuries, three or more Emergency Department visits in the past three months, three or more hospital visits in the past year, or trimorbidityâ€”a combination of mental health, substance abuse and chronic medical problems. The team identified 155 people who met the criteria. â€œThat means theyâ€™re vulnerable to dying on the streets,â€? says Kramer. In a twisted way, these â€œmost vulnerableâ€? are also who the winners areâ€”those who will potentially receive housing through the campaign. 3&
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6=;3E/@20=C<2-Carol, in foreground, and Rebel, two of the countyâ€™s estimated 2,700 homeless. A new initiative aims to put the most vulnerable into permanent housing.
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The Neediest Now that these people are identified, Project 180/180 has moved into its next phaseâ€”trying to get them into permanent housing. To do this, the campaign is asking for a very big favor from the Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County. Project 180 is asking for the Housing Authority to set aside two Section 8 vouchers each month to this chronically homeless population. Ken Cole, director of the Housing Authority, says there are currently 15,000 families on the waiting list for Section 8 housing. Fifteen thousand, he repeats. Now take into account that only 40-50 vouchers are up for grabs each month. Itâ€™s so many families that Cole says the average wait time to get into a unit is four to five years. So many people are on the list that the Housing Authority had to stop accepting new applicants last year. Kramer, Martinez and company want not only to add 180 new names to the closed list, they want to bump them to the front of the list (at a rate of two per month) to guarantee these people housing above everyone else on the list who, by the way, is struggling tooâ€”thatâ€™s what Section 8 is. This puts Cole and the Housing Authority in quite a situation. Martinez and Kramer, of course make sense. They cite relentlessly the homelessness census taken by
Watsonville-based Applied Survey Research, which found that the average age of death on the streets is 49 years old. â€œIf this was happening to any other population weâ€™d stop dead in our tracks and go, â€˜Wait a minute, something is wrong,â€™â€? says Kramer. Still, to ask to have these people skip the five-years-long line, thatâ€™s huge. The list in Santa Cruz County has always operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Youâ€™re dying of cancer? Sorry, you have to wait. No, really. Cole has literally had people die of cancer while waiting on that list. He has disabled people on his wait list, he has elderly people on his list, he has plenty of people on his list who are at-risk. So really, whatâ€™s extraspecial, extra-needy about the 180? Whatâ€™s different about a homeless guy like Walter and the guy on Coleâ€™s list dying of cancer? Well, thereâ€™s one really big difference: The guy with cancer is paying his own medical bills.
Doing the Math Hereâ€™s the deal: This population, the chronically homelessâ€”is really expensive to a community. They get arrested all the time because sleeping on the streets is illegal; they take ambulance rides to the emergency room (â€œAn ambulance ride in Santa Cruz County is $1,000. Straight up,â€? says Kramer); when they go to the hospital they stay for three or five days instead of the one day a person
The Key In one YouTube video from the 100,000 Homes Campaignâ€™s Phoenix chapter, balloons and a banner reading â€œWelcome Home Myronâ€? adorn the door of a formerly homeless individualâ€™s new apartment. Myron is trotted out wearing a starched shirt with an American flag lapel pin, but is unable to figure out 3
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â€œEven if we donâ€™t care about these guys, weâ€™re spending a lot of money keeping them outside, so we should care,â€? says Jennifer Loving, executive director of Destination Home, one of several organizations involved in the Santa Clara County arm of the 100,000 Homes campaign. Martinez says, â€œWe have chronically homeless people in our community. Thatâ€™s going to exist. We have two options. Option A is to apply a smart, evidence-based solution that saves money and saves lives. Option B is to say weâ€™re not going to do anything. And by doing nothing we are saying by default that the hospital, the emergency room, the jails and our police officers are going to be the default social workers for these people. Weâ€™re investing the dollars either way.â€? Cole says the Housing Authority will make a recommendation on whether or not to give Project 180/180 the two vouchers a month at their next meeting on July 25. He says he is supportive of Project 180 in general but hesitant to open the can of worms that could, and likely would, come with changing the first-come first-served structure the Section 8 list operates with now. How many other groups would come knocking on their door, seeking special consideration too? Kramer says that the group of 180 alone deserves preference because, until now, theyâ€™ve been overlooked, underrepresented. â€œLook at Walter!â€? chimes in Martinez. â€œWalterâ€™s not in line. Walter doesnâ€™t have his paperwork all neatly filled out. And if we donâ€™t do something Walter will be dead next year.â€? â€œI know [Project 180 is] very eager,â€? says Cole. â€œWeâ€™re researching it.â€?
with a house stays, since the hospital has nowhere to release them while they recover. They donâ€™t follow their prescriptions, so a couple months later theyâ€™re back at the hospital again with the same infection. Martinez says that out of the group of â€œvulnerableâ€? homeless they have identified so far, 37 of those are â€œhighly vulnerable,â€? and together that group of 37 has visited the ER almost 70 times in the last six months. The average cost of a hospital admission is $8,500. Thatâ€™s almost $600,000. Housing this specific, chronically homeless population frees up money and time to devote to the rest of the homeless population, Martinez argues. There are about 2,700 homeless in the county. A lot of them only needs things like meals, job training and a deposit check, and then theyâ€™re back on their feet. Thatâ€™s the reasoning behind Project 180/180 and the Permanent Supportive Housing modelâ€”itâ€™s this small population thatâ€™s sucking up most of the resources. Deal with them, and everyone else in the system can start getting the hand up that they need and be on their way. Last month, a study came out of Los Angeles analyzing the Permanent Supportive Housing model as it was used on Project 50â€”an effort to house 50 chronically homeless individuals in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles. The study found that between 2008 and 2010, the housing program cost L.A. County $3.045 million but generated $3.284 million in estimated cost savings, mostly from fewer incarceration and medical costs. This, the proponents of Permanent Supportive Housing argue, is proof that housing chronically homeless individuals and providing them with the supportive services they need is actually cheaper than leaving them on the streets. UCSC economics professor David Kaun was gracious enough to look at these results for the Weekly, and had this to say: â€œThese results are ridiculous. Itâ€™s so obvious itâ€™s sad.â€? More than 60 studies have been done nationwide on the Permanent Supportive Housing model, and they all come up with results like this L.A. studyâ€”no-brainer money savings.
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Cats Suffer in Silence They are among the toughest most stubborn creatures on the earth.Â They usually donâ€™t let on that they have a problem.Â This makes it difficult for us to know when they are sick or injured.Â As cats age they are more likely to develop chronic illness. Due to the slow progression of such illnesses, the changes are extremely small and barely noticeable from one day to . cat doesnâ€™t complain the next.Â The and maybe she just canâ€™t jump as high as she used to.Â Maybe he is eating a little less, or more, or urinating more, or drinking more.Â These are only some tell tale signs of a problem, there are many others.Â Cancer, Osteoarthritis, Chronic Kidney disease, Hyperthyroidism, Dental disease, and many more maladies can be insidious in onset.Â You may not notice the early signs.Â Many times I see cats with caring and attentive humans that had no idea they had a problem or didnâ€™t realize how bad it was. Since cats wonâ€™t talk about their problems, regular evaluations once to twice a year are essential. If you think your cat may be sick, he is and worse than you think.Â Get him evaluated quickly because if it is something serious, the sooner we start treatment, the better the chances are for recovery. Â
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how to put the key in the lock and turn it. A volunteer with a Coach purse gives a patronizing â€œAwwâ€? and then, â€œNeed some help? Iâ€™ll put it in, you turn it. How â€™bout that?â€? The crowd of about 10 breaks into applause and somebody yells â€œWoo!â€? There are plenty of obvious questions a skeptic could ask about this program. Are we really going to move drug addicts who have been chronically homeless for 20 years into apartment buildings next to unsuspecting community members? Kramer says they didnâ€™t ask about the criminal backgrounds of the homeless they surveyed, and he stumbles a bit over an explanation for why not: â€œWe didnâ€™t feel like it wasâ€”this really was meant to be a health survey.â€? And then the ubiquitous jobs question: Will these individuals be expected to get jobs at some point? Or are we providing free, no-stringsattached housing for the rest of their lives? (The answer is yes, we are providing that.) â€œThe population weâ€™re dealing with is so ill that if you listed the top 10 things that they needed today, a job would not be one of them,â€? says Martinez. â€œThey need to get the infection in their foot figured out, they have a broken tooth, they have a warrant for their arrest for, like, not paying a citation from 1981, they havenâ€™t slept in three days. We really need to rebuild these human beings before we can expect them to get a job.â€? â€œThe idea behind Permanent Supportive Housing is that itâ€™s permanent. This is very likely the place these people will stay for the rest of their lives,â€? says Kramer. Martinez says Project 180/180 is relying on community volunteers to act as some sort of advocate (she hasnâ€™t yet thought of a name for that role) for the individuals, visiting regularly and helping them figure out grocery shopping and basic grooming, maybe encourage them to go to substance abuse counseling. Sheâ€™s confident community members will step up, as the project scored more than 100 volunteers for registry week in May. But registry week was a commitment of a few hoursâ€”now theyâ€™re asking volunteers to commit
to the rest of a personâ€™s life. Itâ€™s a tall order, especially if weâ€™re talking about people who are so sick they canâ€™t put a key in a lock and turn it. Thereâ€™s one more glaring question the studiesâ€”all of them over shortterm periods and conducted in the last 10 yearsâ€”fail to answer: Is this actually a cost savings in the long term? If the program is so successful that Walter lives to the ripe old age of 75, doesnâ€™t that change the economic calculus? Maybe so. But economics professor Kaun says our countryâ€™s way of spending money is already so messed up, something needs to be done. â€œItâ€™s always best to try and avoid the problem than to try and deal with it afterwards,â€? he says. â€œThe way we deal with the homeless is the same idiotic way we deal with, quote, the prison population. Putting people in prison is so much more expensive than providing services and so forth, where a lot of these people could get help. The health system is the same. We pay 10 times as much to let people get sick and then cure them.â€? Analicia Cube, founder of Take Back Santa Cruz, says she supports the program, and especially supports Martinez (â€œIsnâ€™t she awesome?â€?). â€œWe just have to put faith and hope that this is going to pan out correctly and itâ€™s not going to be abused,â€? Cube says. â€œWhat other choice do we have? We can sit idle where weâ€™ve been for fear of movement or we can go forward with some of these creative new ideas and hope for the best.â€? Martinez is confident that no hope is necessaryâ€”this program will work. â€œPermanent Supportive Housing works. Itâ€™s the national solution to homelessness. Itâ€™s in Obamaâ€™s plan to end homelessness.â€? â€œIf we donâ€™t do something differently, Walter will be dead next year. Heâ€™s living a very hard life. Heâ€™s a chronic alcoholic. Heâ€™s been homeless for 23 years. He broke his shoulder last year because he crashed his bike while riding over the railroad tracks drunk. Heâ€™s just a mess. And weâ€™ve created these systems he canâ€™t navigate. So as a result heâ€™s still living out there ready to die, and being very expensive, to be crass.â€? 0
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As a child, I went through an anemic phase, a very tired time punctuated by my mother chasing me around the house with a dropper of metallic drops to squirt on my tongue. I was 4. This explains the wave of horror I felt some weeks ago when, after examining my tongue, my ayurvedic doctor stated matterof-factly: â€œOh, yeah, you are anemic, my friend.â€? Chomping copious amounts of iron-rich beets and kale, per her orders, I began to feel a bit more energetic, and also to obsess. I found that food writer Molly Wizenberg
has also been recently diagnosed with anemia, which, she wrote in her blog, â€œat least partly explained why I had nearly dozed off at a stoplight a couple of times and once cried when I couldnâ€™t get a kitchen drawer to open.â€? Wait. So iron deficiency could also be the culprit of my inexplicable bouts of unprovoked frustration? And should I be consuming â€œthe good, grass-fed kindâ€? of beef that Wizenbergâ€™s doctor prescribed her? And most terrifyingly, was it time to seek the dreaded iron drops of my youth?
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My research tirade would not be calmed until the voice of Dr. Priya Chakravarthi sang to me a few days ago from her office in Palo Alto, where she works as a hematologist and oncologist. â€œAnemia is really a symptom,â€? Dr. Chakravarthi corrected me, â€œbecause the causes can be very different and varied.â€? Red blood cells should typically circulate for 90-120 days, but often break down much faster in anemics. Deficiency in iron or in B12 are two of the most common causes of anemia, especially for premenopausal women. â€œOur bodies are actually quite efficient in holding on to iron, so unless thereâ€™s prolonged durations of poor production or prolonged duration of increased bleeding, we
do not lose iron easily,â€? she explained. â€œBut women, being prone to having monthly bleeding, can become iron deficient, and unless itâ€™s identified they may live with anemia for a very long time.â€? Though the body may be able to adapt to some degree of anemia, many women Dr. Chakravarthi sees donâ€™t realize just how bad they were feeling until they begin taking iron supplements. This especially occurs in women with â€œdysfunctional uterine bleeding,â€? a hellish-sounding condition in which women have their menses for two weeks at a time. So what about crying at a stuck kitchen drawer? â€œThere may certainly be mood disturbances in association with extreme fatigue,â€? replies Dr. Chakravarthi. Shortness of breath, inability to exercise, pallor of the tongue and whites of the eyes and â€œpicaâ€? (the curious condition of craving crunchy substances, and perhaps an evolutionary reaction to low iron) are other symptoms of anemia. A full blood test is the best way to gauge the level and causes of anemia, but those without health insurance may have to play more of a trial-anderror game with the supplement aisle of our local pharmacy. â€œTypically when somebodyâ€™s deficient of iron you would need often 50-100mg of elemental iron,â€? says Dr. Chakravarthi, who warns that packages may be misleading in the amount of elemental iron they actually contain. More severe cases should probably go for the drops. As for that medium rare lamb chop that I recently dreamed about: â€œTo be able to eat that much red meat to the extent that it could actually replenish iron sources [in moderate to extreme cases of anemia] is probably not going to be healthy from many other standpoints,â€? says Dr. Chakravarthi. In other words, try a multivitamin and eat more kale.0
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Fans have called Be Not Content â€œthe best â€™60s memoir ever.â€? And cyberpunk author Rudy Rucker says, â€œNobody ever wrote about the psychedelic revolution as well as William Craddock.â€? Broader examination will now determine whether popular acclaim rises to those enthusiastic appraisals, now that author Rucker has reissued the longtime Santa Cruzanâ€™s novel, 42 years after its initial publication. Be Not Content is certainly one of the genreâ€™s most authentic examples, more an autobiographical, insiderâ€™s journey than Tom Wolfeâ€™s playful, entertaining 1968 new journalistic masterpiece, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Craddockâ€™s was less a curious spectacle than selfdiscovery laced with conflict, pathos and style characteristic of psychedelic inward exploration and alienation. I got to know Craddock a bit when he ran a classic motorcycle shop on the west side of Santa Cruz in 1981 with Pat Simmons of the Â¨ $
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In 1967 Billy Craddock wrote a coming-of-age novel for the psychedelic generation. Eight years after his death, a fan has rescued it from obscurity
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15 C O V E R S T O R Y | C R A D D O C K Doobie Brothers. Craddock and his wife Teresa moved from Los Gatos to Simmonsâ€™ Vine Hill Road ranch in 1977. Tall and Zen-like, Craddock at 34 wore a skull earring and didnâ€™t mind a recent college grad badgering him with silly questions about a writerâ€™s life. â€œTurning 30 was a trip,â€? he told me. â€œI thought it was ludicrous. Itâ€™s just ridiculous to be alive at that old age.â€? He told me he grew up middle class in Los Gatos and rode with a San Jose outlaw club, the Night Riders. â€œGood lads. Misunderstood was all,â€? he deadpanned. There was little to suggest that the relaxed and easygoing guy behind the cash register at the motorcycle shop would be rediscovered 30 years later by a major author and hailed as one of the most important voices of a pivotal era. Simmons closed the shop and moved away from Santa Cruz a few years later. The Craddocks bought a home in Soquel and lived in the Santa Cruz area until his death in 2004, at 57. Teresa works weekends at an art glass store on the coast and gave Rucker the green light to publish the new edition, which has a photograph she took of him in the early 1980s in Oaxaca on the cover. (A colorized version appears on this weekâ€™s cover.) â€œHe got better looking as he got older,â€? she says. â€œIâ€™m so happy that Billâ€™s getting the recognition he certainly deserves,â€? Simmons wrote in an email this week, when he heard of Be Not Contentâ€™s release. â€œA great guy, and a talented, creative writer.â€? Simmons says heâ€™s read another unpublished Craddock manuscript and thinks itâ€™s even stronger than his published works.
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We Will Attain New Realms by William J. Craddock [The setting is Boulder Creek.] Larry parked the car in front of a little elf-like hidden mountain cabin surrounded by a small herd of beatup VWâ€™s, panel trucks, dented Fords and Chevies. I climbed out and stood in the yard, hearing unreal drifting music and crowd-sound. The tworoom cabin was so full of people that I hesitated at the door, thinking that, if one more person stepped inside, the structure would rip out at the seams, leaving an untidy pile of rubble and many angry strangers pointing accusing fingers in my direction. But Ted said, â€œCumon in, Abel,â€? holding the door open for me, so I took a deep breath and crossed the threshold. The cabin miraculously remained intact, and the door banged shut behind me as I stepped over and around stretched-out bodies, trying to avoid tramping people while I peered through the smoky dark. A single blue lamp lit the room. Dylanâ€™s then new album, â€œanother sideâ€? was filling the heavy air with sound as it turned thirty-three and a third times per minute on an unseen stereo. â€œItâ€™s all just a dream, babe / a vacuum, a scheme, babe . . .â€? sang Dylan in his rasping, nasal, thirsty, suffering and perfect voice. Like an idiot I froze and did a big, low, gulping â€œuuh,â€? hearing what he was saying for the first time. I mean, Iâ€™d listened to Dylan before. I owned his albums and sat in front of record players while his words banged against my head. I even told people how much I liked Dylanâ€” what a great â€œfolk-singerâ€? he was. But this time, frozen to the floor, mouth hanging open, I heard Dylan, and apologized to his genius for never having listened. A gigantic brass water pipe, containing nearly two lids of smoldering weed, stood on its dragonâ€™s paw supports between two fantastic men. One wore a handlebar mustache with the ends waxed sharpâ€”round, rimless glasses on the
17 eyebrows when he saw me, walked over and said, â€œWell yes indeed. Abel. Abel Egregore, I do believe. You meet the least likely. Mmmhmmm.â€? With my eyes all over the lovely black girl, I said, â€œHullo . . . uh, Curt, and . . . â€œHer nameâ€™s Jeri,â€? said Curt, putting his arm around her waist. â€œYes. Mmmmhmm.â€? Ted told Curt that Iâ€™d taken acid, indicating, I suspected, that I could now be spoken to on a different level. I hoped to prove worthy. â€œAh!â€? said Curt, extending his left arm as Jeri wandered off silently. He let his arm fall to his side, empty. â€œWelcome to the Land of the Damned.â€? He showed me his teeth, covered them, and walked away. The room seemed to go quieter. I thought I heard the sound of uncomfortable body-shifts. Paranoid visions of elaborate deceptions elbowed for center stage. I turned to Ted, suddenly suspicious. He read my eyes and shrugged the message off with, â€œCurtâ€™s spaced behind negative energy tonight. Heâ€™s decided to play the anti-Christ. Ignore it, man. Forget it.â€? He guided me around the room, introducing me to what seemed to be an endless number of beautiful and strange people all full of smiles and glad hellos. Somebody, maybe several somebodies were singing, â€œRow, row, row your boat gently down the stream . . . â€œWow!â€? I groaned, hearing it heavy. â€œThatâ€™s . . . wow.â€? â€œ . . . merrily, merrily, merrily,
merrily. Life is but a dream. Yes life is but a dream. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream . . .â€? â€œTed, I never heard that before. I mean, I heard it, but I never heard it. You know? Everythingâ€™s . . . â€œOf course, man. Itâ€™s really all that big. Dig?â€? â€œMan! Iâ€™ve sure got a lot of thinkin to do. I feel like . . . I feel like Iâ€™ve just been . . . ah, shit, I wish I wasnâ€™t so stoned so I could talk to you. Except . . . if I wasnâ€™t so stoned, I wouldnâ€™t be talking to you. I feel like Iâ€™ve been blind. Yâ€™know? I feel like I oughta be thanking everyone. God, this must really sound stupid to you. I donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m talkin about.â€? â€œI think maybe you do. Just let it all go, man.â€? â€œI donâ€™t wanna make a fool of myself, man. I feel so good, Iâ€™m afraid Iâ€™ll blow it.â€? â€œDonâ€™t worry about it. Weâ€™re all fools. If you know youâ€™re a fool, then youâ€™re already one step up. Letâ€™s dig some people,â€? and Ted steered me around the cabin again, telling me names that slipped right on through, showing me faces that merged into a smiling montage. The night was all joyous discoveries, many of which brought me almost to the point of tears, to laughter and astonished wows regularly. Whole new horizons. I felt humble and honored to be in a room with and listening to such enlightened powers. I felt in flash after flash that Iâ€™d never been so high before, never so aware and neverâ€”at least not since a long, long halfremembered time agoâ€”so hopeful and happy. One of the few faults Iâ€™d found with weed was the fact that it was hard to be violent while you were behind it. In
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the bike clubs, we called it being yellowfucked, and you had to counteract the feeling with plenty of wine, or else you didnâ€™t want to fight or even bug anybody, which is dangerous when the people around you do. Now, talking (or rather listeningâ€”I said very little) to these new-found friends, I came to the realization that this was not the fault of weed, but the fault of fighting. Nobody wanted to fight. The talk was of loveâ€”a word Iâ€™d been ashamed to say aloudâ€”and of enlightenment, which Iâ€™d read about and thought about abstractly, but didnâ€™t think â€œreal peopleâ€? discussed. There was talk of change and of a peaceful, world-wide revolution of all-powerful understanding and love. The talk was of love, all the more exciting and beautiful because it seemed honest. This was shortly before the mass media and the merchants and promo-men leapt on the printed letters of the word and discovered that it could be painted â€œpsychedelicâ€? and sold in brilliantly colored plastics for some money. The talk was of love, and it ripped my mind time and time again to realize that it had been said by so many prophets from the beginning of consciousness, and no one wanted to listen. Now someone was listening, and we swore (I, silently) that weâ€™d never stop listening and never forget. It was all so simple. No obstacles that wouldnâ€™t crumble under the bright light of the truth of love. I watched and listened and thought, â€œMy God . . . it might just happen!â€? and fell asleep in the first, gray glow of dawn on the crowded floor of the quiet cabin, in between Ted and a heart-pulling little eighteen-year-old chick who told me that the name, Abel, was very important. Her name was Julia Cain and she inspired dreams. Long dreams of brave, reverent, clear-eyed Neo-American Indians, standing on wind-blown high mountain sides, watching the godless, blind-worm, white, sprawling civilization vomit and cough itself to death in the garbage-pit valleys below. Waiting for the world to begin. It will be beautiful. It will be real this time.0 @cQYS`]\1`ORR]QYÂ¨ &
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very tip of his nose like Ben Franklin. He looked to be about twenty-four. The other had long, light brown hair and a huge whiskbroom mustache that drooped almost to his chin. They sat Buddha-like on crossed legs, facing each other, engaged in serious dope smoking and conversation. Blue haze and paisleys everywhere. All signs pointing straight or crooked to very high Up. I felt that the whole thing was being staged for my benefit. â€œWe will attain new realms,â€? said the whiskbroom Buddha. â€œWe will be the first stumbling mortals to break through on holy hemp. I can feel the ole Void pulling for us.â€? He took an incredible pull on the pipe and passed the mouthpiece with a grand flourish. â€œI rejoice at your coming death, Baxtor,â€? said his companion. Taking the mouthpiece once more, Baxter nodded, saying, â€œI will miss your doomed, but pleasant, Carlgame, Carl.â€? Exhaling, Carl said, â€œNot from the Final All of the Void, you wonâ€™t.â€? â€œTrue,â€? replied Baxtor, rocking happily with his hands on his knees. His eyes closed and he made a laughsound that went, â€œHnnnn-hnnnnnbowaughhhh,â€? way up inside his skull. My attention was so totally ensnared by these two stoned sages and their (in the state I was in) temptingly meaningful, frustratingly obscure conversation, that Ted was shaking my shoulder and saying, â€œYou all right, man? Hey, you okay?â€? before I even realized heâ€™d been talking to me. I smiled and pointed to the pair on either side of the hookah. â€œHoly wise men. Listen. Wow.â€? Ted smiled back and said, â€œBaxtor and Carl. This is Carlâ€™s cabin. Carl . . . Baxtor . . . this is Abel.â€? Carl extended his hand, and I took it. Baxtor extended the hookahâ€™s mouthpiece, and I took that. Beyond high now. Into a zone where everythingâ€™s just about ready to have already happened, making it all cool. Any second now. Dig all you can while you still can. Curt Webber, a dark-eyed, cleanshaven, sharp-featured, twenty-twoyear-old leftist whom Iâ€™d met in an English class a year ago at college, came in from the other room with a pretty Negro chick. He raised his
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Death of Hippie Hope BY RUDY RUCKER Billy Craddock was born July 16, 1946, and grew up in Los Gatos, the son of William and Camille Craddock. The family was well-off, with William Sr. an executive. As a teenager, Billy said he expected to die at 22, but that he wanted to be a Hells Angel and a published author by the time he was 21. At 19 he joined the outlaw Night Riders motorcycle club of San Jose for a few years. He finished writing his classic psychedelic novel three months after turning 21. Be Not Content reads as if written by a mature professional. Be Not Content appeared in a Doubleday Projections edition in 1970. In a note written for Gale Contemporary Authors, he reported, â€œDoubleday tentatively accepted Be Not Content in 1968. While waiting for the anticipated wild joy of actual publication I wrote a second and much longer novel entitled Backtrack, which followed the first bookâ€™s main characters through the disillusioning reentry years immediately after the winter of 1967 and the death of hippie-hope. This grand opus was rejected after due consideration.â€? Craddock finished the first draft of Be Not Content in September, 1967, and two months later he married Carole Anne Bronzich for a year and a half. In 1972, Doubleday published Craddockâ€™s downbeat Twilight Candelabra, a novel involving Satanism and a murder. In 1975 he married for the second time, to Teresa Lynne Thorne, a native of San Jose. Billy wrote a somewhat autobiographical California novel, The Fading Grass. For whatever reason it was deemed unpublishable. Finally, in 1976, aged 30, Billy wrote one more novel, A Passage of Shadows, and that one also failed to sell. At this point he abandoned his career as a novelist. â€œItâ€™s not the publishing that matters,â€? Billy would gamely tell Teresa. â€œItâ€™s the writing.â€? I got my first copy of Be Not Content in 1972, shortly after taking a job as an assistant professor at a small college in upstate New York. I quickly began to idolize Craddock. I had my own memories of the psychedelic
revolution, and when reading Be Not Content I feltâ€”â€œYes. This is the way it was. This guy got it right.â€? I wrote Craddock a fan letter. Billy wrote a friendly note back, saying he was happy to know someone was reading him â€œover on the other side of the island.â€? In 1986, when I moved to Los Gatos, I learned that Craddock had grown up in my new town. Years went by. Iâ€™d lent out my original copy of Be Not Content without getting it back, and in 2003 I decided I couldnâ€™t live without it any longer. I bought a used copy online for the exorbitant price of $140. I had some hope of meeting Billy Craddock. But then it was too late. A fan whoâ€™d bought Craddockâ€™s old motorcycle emailed that Billy had died on March 16, 2004. I went to the library to look up his obit. I pulled open a huge flat metal drawer of microfilm boxes. My hand reached in and plucked out the box with Billyâ€™s obit. I went to the microfilm reader, the same big clunky kind of machine as ever, and ground forward past March 16, 2004. I was looking for a big article, but it was just a little tiny thing on March 20, with a picture of Billy looking tired and sad, his eyes hidden in dark sockets, the obit written by, I think, his widow Teresa. How little recognition my hero received. This year, I went ahead and made an agreement with Teresa Craddock that Iâ€™d republish Be Not Content myself. I feel itâ€™s a very important book that needs to be remembered. A key point that he makes is that taking psychedelic trips was never, or at least not for very long, fun, in the usual sense of the word. There were three problematic areas: freak-outs, seeing God and coming down. My friend Nick Herbert of Boulder Creek, an aging hippie writer himself, puts it like this: Be Not Content is a littleappreciated masterpiece. Craddock truly captures the idealistic intensity of those days when we all felt that enlightenment, wisdom, telepathy, alien contact and/or Childhoodâ€™s End was so close you could almost smell it. Where anything seemed possible and every encounter felt like it could be the door to another world. Where did all that wildness go? 0
Het-up over politics in Aaron Sorkinâ€™s â€˜The Newsroomâ€™ BY SHONA SANZGIRI
FOR FANS of Aaron Sorkinâ€™s punchy, ham-fisted moralizing, Sunday, June 24, was a return to church. The writer debuted his new HBO drama The Newsroom, steeling up the networkâ€™s already formidable rotation with a show about an idealistic newsman who wants to make an honest wife out of cable news. In the space of one clumsy pilot episode, however, this proved a dull axe to grind, bookending a potentially clever parody with indulgent dialogue and wistful histrionics for an America that never was. Jeff Daniels is Will McAvoy, a surly anchor undergoing a transformation from milquetoast everyman to impassioned soothsayer. Following a slightly unhinged tirade made during an unusually engaging media panel, McAvoy and his team of crusaders at the Atlantic Cable News network try to flip the script of TV news overnight. And itâ€™s just that easy. Network president and resident lush Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) tells him as much: â€œAbout 10 minutes ago? We did the news well. You know how? We just decided to.â€? McAvoyâ€™s new show is helmed by executive producer and onetime fling Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer). Thereâ€™s also a young
B6/BÂ¸AB63E/G7BE/AJeff Daniels gets that old-time newscaster religion. rogue producer, Jim Harper (John Gallagher, Jr.), a determined muss of bedhead and cunning who proves his mettle with little provocation. We hope to learn something about the two anonymous black characters, one of whom is â€œsmart enoughâ€? to challenge Obama. Then thereâ€™s the problem of Slumdog Millionaireâ€™s Dev Patel. The networkâ€™s lone blogger responds to â€œNeal Sampatâ€? and occasionally to â€œPunjab,â€? which is a place in India and not, contrary to popular opinion, a name. To be fair, Patel is Punjabi! But still. The pilotâ€™s plot unravels with fury. While MacHale plays to McAvoyâ€™s heroic, pained ego with references to Don Quixote, Harper and Sampat alight on breaking news: an oil spill off the coast of Louisianaâ€”the infamous Deepwater Horizon explosion of 2010.
The disaster presents an opportunity, and where crickets once chirped, the studio now bustles. They tie things up with a bow: thanks to not one but two family sources, Harper secures the story, positioning McAvoy as less like Jay Leno, more like Walter Cronkite. For all of this, Sorkinâ€™s been skewered by (surprise) the media in a way that he wasnâ€™t for a show like The West Wing or the doomsday prophecy that was 2010â€™s The Social Network. The question isnâ€™t â€œWhat is this show about?â€? though thereâ€™s that. Itâ€™s â€œWho is this show about?â€? and if you temporarily ignore the obviousness of seeing Sorkinâ€™s name hang a shade brighter than the showâ€™s title, you can see the other chance for humor. The Newsroom Ac\ROgaOb^[)60=
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voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. First Sat of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.
Stage DANCE Belly Dancers Rotating cast of belly dancing talent each Saturday on the garden stage at the Crepe Place. Sat, 1:30pm. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.429.6994.
GALLERIES OPENING Felix Kulpa Gallery
CONCERTS Evenings by the Bay Located in the aquariumâ€™s mammal gallery, â€œEvenings by the Bayâ€? concert series features live jazz performances in stunning surroundings. This is the fifth year of the concert series, every Saturday and Sunday evening until September. Sat-Sun, 6-8pm. Thru Sep 3. Free with museum admission. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Monterey, 831.648.4800.
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Alligator to Zebra. Alligator to Zebra: An Alphabet of Oddball Animals, is a show by animal sculptor Peter Koronakos, who specializes in using recycled and found materials to construct quirky, appealing creatures. Through July 29. Gallery hours are Thu - Sun, noon - 5pm. www. felixkulpa.com. Thu-Sun . Thru Jul 29. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
Masaoka Glass Design Iris Litt & Dale Garell: Visions en Verre. Masaoka Glass Designâ€™s newest exhibit highlights this husbandand-wife teamâ€™s interaction between vibrant color photography and fused glass. Opening reception is July 7 from 5-7pm, and the exhibit will be on display through August 26. www. masaokaglassdesign.com. Sat, Jul 7, 5-7pm. Free, 831.659.4953. 13766 Center St, Carmel Valley.
CONTINUING R. Blitzer Gallery earth - science - art. An interdisciplinary project the 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, 9am-5pm and Fri, 9am-6pm. Thru Aug 30. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.
Santa Cruz Stoves and Fireplaces ArtWorx Gallery. ArtWorx Gallery presents â€œAwakeâ€?, 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.
Free First Friday. View the exhibits for free every first Friday of the month. Docent tours at noon. First Fri of every month, 11am-6pm. Spotlight Tours. Bringing the artistsâ€™
Nourish will be exhibiting beautiful paintings by Tina Masciocchi for Julyâ€™s first friday event in Santa Cruz. www.nourishsantacruz.com. Fri, Jul 6. Free. 130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.429.9355.
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Smokey Robinson Motown legend performs long list of hits with the San Francisco Symphony. Jul 5 at Davies Symphony Hall.
Liars Percussion-heavy blasts of noise anchored loosely by two drummers, with new album â€˜WIXIW.â€™ Jul 5 at the Fillmore.
Meet at the campfire circle in the campground at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park for a 4+ hours-long hike through three of the parkâ€™s diverse habitats: live oakPonderosa pine woodland, upland Redwood and Douglas-fir forest, and the San Lorenzo River canyonâ€™s â€œBig Bend.â€? Sat, Jul 7, 12pm. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton, 831.335.7077.
Coast Nature Walks
Everybody loves the sunshine thatâ€™s spread by this New York jazz vibe legend. Jul 6-8 at Yoshiâ€™s Oakland.
Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center for a two-hour natural history excursion exploring the plants, animals and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Sat, Jul 7, 11am-1pm. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.426.0505.
Independence Day at Wilder Ranch
The Gaslight Anthem Theyâ€™re so New Jersey that the Boss himself has joined them on stage. July 5 at the Independent.
A â€œneo-burlesque experienceâ€? with ďŹ shnets, garters and music by the Paranoids. Jul 8 at Brick & Mortar Music Hall.
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Experience a 1912-style Independence Day celebration. Participants are encouraged to meet at the apple orchard in front of the Highway 1 tunnel and join the parade. Bring a musical instrument and dress in a
1912 costume. Later, enjoy a cake walk, historic games, wagon rides and more. Wed, Jul 4, 11am-4pm. Free; $10 parking per car. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.426.0505.
LITERARY EVENTS Poetry Santa Cruz
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.
Reading by Dana Gioia and George Bilgere. Poetry Santa Cruz is dedicated to nurturing the poetry community and bringing poetry to the larger community in Santa Cruz County. They generally hold monthly meetings at Bookshop Santa Cruz on the second Tuesday of the month. Tue, Jul 10, 7:30pm. $3 suggested donation. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.464.8983.
Santa Cruz Toymakers
Santa Cruz Toymakers invite community members to come out and learn more about the group, experiment with toy making and maybe make a little car of their own. Children are welcome. www. sctoymakers.org. Tue, Jul 10, 5:30-7pm. Free. Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.427.7700.
Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of childrenâ€™s stories. Mon, 11am. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.
Liâ€™l Ones Nature Camp
Scotts Valley Fourth of July Parade Celebrate July 4th in Scotts Valley with a parade on Scotts Valley Drive at 3pm, a celebration at Skypark from 5-9pm, and then fireworks at 9:15pm. Wed, Jul 4, 3pm. Free. Skypark, 361 Kingâ€™s Village Rd, Scotts Valley, 831.438.1010.
Spinning and Weaving How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in-depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz by following the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt. Participants will have the chance to use a drop spindle and spin their own wool. Sat, Jul 7, 1-2pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mission State Park, 144 School St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5849.
VFW 4th of July BBQ VFW Post 7263 hosts a 4th of July BBQ with tri-tip, chicken, beans, salad and garlic bread. Celebrate America! Wed, Jul 4, 2:30-5pm. $10. VFW Tres Pueblos Post 7263, 2259 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.475.9804.
FILM Film Screening: Beasts of the Southern World Set in a bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a 6-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. With childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. She must learn to reconcile disastrous natural circumstances with her worldview. Thu, Jul 5, 10am. Nickelodeon Theatre, 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.7507.
The Writerâ€™s Journey with Laura Davis Join local author Laura Davis for her monthly introductory evening of writing practice. No need to pre-register. Just bring a notebook, a pen and the willingness to write. Let Davisâ€™ writing prompts â€œopen the channel from your heart to your head to your pen.â€? Mon, Jul 9, 7:30pm. Free. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.
NOTICES A Course In Miracles Study Group A weekly meeting on learning how to forgive and live in peace. Drop-ins are welcome. Thu, 7-9pm. The Barn Studio, 104b Park Way South, Santa Cruz, 831.272.2246.
Eating Disorders Resource Center Meeting Groups will be led by Kimberly Kuhn, LCSW and Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW. First Fri of every month, 6-7:30pm. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, 408.559.5593.
Game Day Bring games of your own or join an already-existing group game. This event happens the first Saturday of every month. Sat, Jul 7, 1-9pm. Free. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6177.
Insight Santa Cruz Meditation sits, talks and discussions every day of the week. Learn the formal practice of meditation and engage with a community dedicated to reducing suffering by cultivating compassion. Visit www. insightsantacruz.org for specific times and more information. Ongoing. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.
ALLIGATOR TO ZEBRA: AN ALPHABET OF ODDBALL ANIMALS The First Friday opening reception of Peter Koronakosâ€™ whimsical show of animal sculptures made from recycled materials will be Friday, July 6 at Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St., Santa Cruz. The reception is from 5-9pm, and the gallery is open Thursdaysâ€“Sundays, noon-6pm. Through July 29. www.felixkulpa.com. Jane Addams Peace Camp Registration is now open for the Jane Addams Peace Camp, a one-week day camp that promotes an understanding of peace and justice through art. For more information, call 831459-9248. Thru Aug 3. $150. Orchard School, 2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos, 831.459.9248.
Kids Celtic Music Camp Enrollment A camp for kids to learn and perform Celtic tunes from Europe and America. Kids camp registration deadline is July 15th. To register, go to http:// communitymusicschool. org/ Thru Jul 15. $375. Sempervirens Outdoor School, 20161 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, 831.426.9155.
Learn to Surf Clinic July is Parks & Recreation month in Santa Cruz. Come to this dry-land learn to surf clinic and learn surfing fundamentals, etiquette, equipment design, function, safety, maneuvering and proper stand-up techniques.
All ages welcome. Please email or call to reserve your spot to clubed@sbcglobal. net. Fri, Jul 6, 4-5:30pm. Free. Cowell Beach, NA, Santa Cruz, 831.464.0177.
Miracle Working Spiritual teacher Dominique Free leads a weekly class on cultivating the consciousness to heal, overcome, succeed and create miracles. Thu, 7-8pm. Conscious Lounge, 1651A El Dorado Av @ Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.359.0423.
Overeaters Anonymous Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Teach By The Beach in the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Aptos. Thursdays 1-2pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 5, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. Wed-Thu. 831.429.7906.
Pollution Prevention Day July 4 is Pollution Prevention Day. Volunteers are needed to hit the beaches to spread the Bring Your Own message, hand out trash and recycling bags, and educate beach goers on how to properly
dispose of and pack out their trash. These efforts to promote clean beaches will take place at Main/Cowell Beach, Seabright Beach, Twin Lakes Beach, and Seacliff/Rio Del Mar Beach. Volunteers may pre-register online at www.saveourshores.org. Wed, Jul 4, 1-5pm. Free. Cowell Beach, NA, Santa Cruz.
Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive A blood drive to benefit the Red Cross. Come for the good karma, stay for the free cookie. All blood levels are currently at critically low levels as a result of low donation rates in June-give blood, save lives. Thu, Jul 5, 11am-4pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street, Santa Cruz, 1-800-RED CROSS.
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.
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Star Spangled Beach Cleanup The second-largest beach cleanup of the year, put on by Save Our Shores. Volunteers are needed at Main/Cowell Beach, Seabright State Beach, Twin Lakes State Beach, Moran Lake Beach, and Seacliff/Rio Del Mar Beach. Pre-register online at www.saveourshores.org or just show up. All cleanup materials will be provided. Thu, Jul 5, 8-10am. Free. Cowell Beach, NA, Santa Cruz.
Support and Recovery Groups Alzheimerâ€™s: Alzheimerâ€™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).
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.
Youth In Action The launch of a new program devoted to helping young people make a difference through games, food, and â€œexperimental activities.â€? Youths aged 10-18 and adult companions are welcome. Sun, Jul 8, 1-3:30pm. Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Dr, Soquel, 831.465.9090x213.
Zen, Vipassana, Basic: Intro to Meditation Zen: SC Zen Center, Wed, 5:45pm, 831.457.0206. Vipassana: Vipassana SC, Wed 6:30-8pm, 831.425.3431. Basic: Land of the Medicine Buddha, Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, 831.462.8383. Zen: Ocean Gate Zendo, first Tue each month 6:30-7pm. All are free.
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A 12-step meeting with a Pagan flair where guests are free to discuss their nature-based, goddesscentered spiritual paths. Sun, 7pm. The Sacred Grove, 924 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1949.
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TERENCE BREWER â€œCITIZEN RHYTHMâ€? CD RELEASE PARTY Award winning guitarist! Mon. July 9 U 7 and 9 pm No Jazztix/Comps
Grammy winning Cuban trumpeter! ARTURO SANDOVAL Thurs. July 12 U 7 pm
TRELAWNY ROSE with Mimi Fox (guitar), Rene Hart (bass) and Allison Miller (drums) 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS
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GONZALO BERGARA QUARTET Mon. July 23 U 7 pm
STANLEY JORDAN Thurs. July 26 U 7 pm
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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FANTASMA VOYAGE Grupo Fantasma takes a break from backing Prince to pack the dance ďŹ‚oor at Moeâ€™s Alley.
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Founded in 1997, husband-and-wife band Mates of State is one of the longer-running acts in the indie-rock world. Known for minimal, keyboarddriven instrumentation, interwoven melodies and upbeat song-stylings, Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner have a knack for creating dense and textured songs using just a handful of instruments. The latest album, Mountaintops, demonstrates the bandâ€™s range and evolution, balancing rollicking, energetic tunes with introspective, minor-key numbers that offer a glimpse into Mates of Stateâ€™s darker side. Catalyst; $15 adv/$18 door; 9pm. (Cat Johnson)
Ten-piece funk extravaganza Grupo Fantasma are masters of Latin groove. This band, which regularly backs Prince and often performs at his afterparty jam sessions, recently earned a Grammy for its album El Existential. Famous for exuberant live shows, Grupo Fantasmaâ€™s fresh, energetic beats seamlessly blend Anglo, Afro and Latin sounds for a fusion that defies classification and demands movement. Moeâ€™s Alley; $12 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (Lily Stoicheff)
A name like the Jacka might bring to mind a blending appliance youâ€™d see hawked on a late-night infomercial, but thereâ€™s nothing tacky or cheap about this NorCal rapper. A graduate of Mac Dre and Too $hortâ€™s slow-roll pimp school, the former Mob Figaz member from Pittsburg (thatâ€™s East Bay, not PA) has built an underground empire over the past decade, hustling solo records like The Jack Artist and Tear Gas with the drive and ambition of a hungry upstart. Sharing the bill is fellow Bay Area rapper Husalah. Catalyst; $23 adv/$28 door; 9pm. (Paul M. Davis)
MOUNTAIN PALOOZA Don Quixoteâ€™s hosts a night of highenergy metal-tinged punk featuring some of the most explosive rockers in the area. Groove-laced rockers Whoâ€™s Holding? headline and are joined by alternative four-piece metal group the Devil Himself, action-packed blues-rock combo SSPX, gritty metal and funk fury Planet Plow and groovers Oatmeal Cookie. A raffle, tattoo contest and inevitable sweat-drenched mosh pit complete the evening. Don Quixoteâ€™s; $10; 8pm. (LS)
SATURDAY | 7/7
TOMMY CASTRO Tommy Castro began his career just over the hill in San Jose and the Bay Area, where he fine-tuned his bluesy R&B sound before joining the Warner Bros.-backed band the Dynatones. Since then, Castro has gone his own way, fusing electric, Chicago and West Coast blues with rock & roll and soul music to create an engaging live show. Described as â€œthe most dangerous man in the bluesâ€? after sweeping the
2010 Blues Music Awards, Castro has mastered the ability to turn the oldtime genre into modern, funky gold. Moeâ€™s Alley; $20 adv/$25 door; 9pm. (LS)
SUNDAY | 7/8
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CAFE MUSIQUE With musical backgrounds that range from classical and folk to bluegrass, rock and world music, the members of Cafe Musique bring a keen understanding of the elements that run through all music. Hailing from San Luis Obispo, Cafe Musique weaves a sometimes lively, sometimes melancholy musical tapestry of European gypsy music, jazz, tango, folk, swing, classical and original tunes to bridge the old and the new. Don Quixoteâ€™s; $20; 7pm. (CJ)
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WEDNESDAY | 7/11
FROOTIE FLAVORS Stirring up a sea of brightly colored dancing and singing partiers wherever they perform, Santa Cruzâ€“based Frootie Flavors puts a light-hearted, danceable spin on life, love, gender and diversity. The self-proclaimed â€œlegendary queer party bandâ€? and â€œtranstastic power trio,â€? featuring Dirt â€œMANgoâ€? Doogan on guitar, Val â€œGolden Deliciousâ€? Atha on bass and Vnes â€œBoyz&Berriesâ€? Dowling on drums, celebrates the release of the its new album, We Love to Party with Everybody. Crepe Place; $7; 9pm. (CJ) ROMA HOLIDAY Cafe Musique brings the spirit of gypsy swing to Don Quixoteâ€™s.
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Jul 12 Rev. Horton Heat (Ages 21+) Jul 12 Locomotive Breath Atrium (Ages 21+) Jul 13 Potluck/ DGAF Atrium (Ages 16+) Jul 14 Sin Sisters Burlesque Atrium (Ages 21+) Jul 17 Willie Nelson (Ages 21+) Jul 18 Beachwood Sparks Atrium (Ages 21+) *UL Planet Plow/ Cape Sound Atrium (Ages 21+) Jul 21 The Expendables (Ages 16+) Jul 28 Big K.R.I.T./ Casey Veggies (Ages 16+) Aug 3 The Smokers Club Tour (Ages 16+) Aug 22 Hank 3 (Ages 21+) Sep 3 Steel Pulse (Ages 16+) Sep 8 Buckethead (Ages 16+) Sep 13 James McMurtry/ The Gourds (Ages 21+) Sep 22 Easy Star All Stars (Ages 16+) Sep 25 Menomena (Ages 18+) Oct 6 Roach Gigz (Ages 16+) Oct 12 Yelawolf (Ages 16+) Oct 26 Brother Ali (Ages 16+) Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating. Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 866-384-3060 & online
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GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com
NICKELODEON Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com
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Iâ€™M LISTENING PenĂŠlope Cruz as Anna lends an ear to Flavio Parentiâ€™s Michelangelo in â€˜To Rome With Love,â€™ opening Friday. Sam (Jared Gilman) head off to the wilderness of the fictional New England island of New Penzance. They are sought by a sad constable (Bruce Willis) and an intrepid â€œKhaki Scoutsâ€? leader (Edward Norton). Gilman and Hayward demonstrate flawless precociousness, but the conceit is uneven. Sometimes the film is like Our Gang, as in a Boy Scout camp of kids acting like adults. Sometimes, it is as ooky as Bugsy Malone. Director Wes Andersonâ€™s toy showboat is keeled with adult regret, particularly the drinkerâ€™s sorrows embodied by Bill Murray as Suzyâ€™s dad. The coolness and preciousness keep a glass barrier up as thick as a store window. (RvB)
PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13; 114 min) The morally obtuse Sam Harper receives $150,000 from his late father, but it isnâ€™t for him: heâ€™s instructed to deliver it to a mysterious address in Los Angeles to a downand-out half-sister heâ€™s never met in desperate
need of family. Michelle Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Banks co-star. (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) ROCK OF AGES (PG-13; 123 min) Repetitive, would-be fist-pumper celebrating the hair-band era. It concerns 1987 rock stars and fans at Los Angelesâ€™ â€œBourbon Clubâ€? (i.e., the by-then-irrelevant Whiskey-a-Go-Go). Hard to feel much tenderness for the too-cute-to-live Diego Boneta (as the climbing bar-back) and Julianne Hough (as â€œthe small town girl livinâ€™ in her lonely worldâ€?). Some relief by Tom Cruise hamming it (and baring his hams) as the stoned â€œStacey
Jaxxâ€? (i.e. â€œNicki Sixxâ€?); Alec Baldwin as the clubâ€™s owner; and Paul Giamatti as a sleazy promoter. Despite the legion of painfully contorted pole dancers, whose routines are chopped for the PG13 rating, Malin Akerman boasts the most female chemicals in the picture, playing a star-struck Rolling Stone reporter. Based on a Broadway musical, it features a refried set of moldy oldies already shilled beyond recognition by Extended Stay Hotel commercials and the Bill Clinton presidential campaign. (RvB)
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (R; 94 min.) Three cynical Seattle magazine employees investigate a classified ad placed by a paranoid supermarket clerk looking for a companion in time travel. From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, this heartfelt tale goes places viewers might not expect. (JP) SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
(R; 109 min) An asteroid is on a fatal collision course to destroy Earth in three weeks. After his wife flees in panic, Dodge (Steve Carell) embarks on a road trip in search of his high school sweetheart. His neighbor (Keira Knightley) tags along in search of her family. (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) TED (R; 106 min) In the directorial debut of Seth MacFarlane, a young boyâ€™s wish for his teddy bear to come to life is granted. Ted remains his friend into his adult years, when Johnâ€™s desire to embrace adulthood is encumbered
by Tedâ€™s slovenly ways. With Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. (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 nowwealthy son on the eve of his wedding, hoping to make amends and avoid jail time. (LS) YOUR SISTERâ€™S SISTER (R; 90 min.) Iris (Emily Blunt) sends her friend Jack (Marc Duplass) to her familyâ€™s cabin to recover from a crisis. When he finds Irisâ€™ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) already there, funny things happen. Directed by Lynn Shelton (Humpday). (TH)
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GLUTEN-FREE GOODNESS The aromas of fresh-baked cookies filling
this shop are almost too good to be possible. Always ahead of the curve with home-baked attitude in gourmet packaging, Pacific Cookie Company won our hearts and taste buds 30 years ago, thanks to founders Larry and Shelly Pearson, and has stayed fresh ever since. Especially fresh thanks to the latest brainstorm by company VP Cara Pearson. Having ousted transfats almost a decade ago, Pearson dreamed of offering gluten-free cookies that would magically meet the high standards of her cookie dynasty. Glutenfree products are popping up everywhere. Yet if youâ€™ve tried some of the packaged products, then you know that most versions of â€œgluten-freeâ€? are also â€œflavor-free.â€? And gloppy, pasty and tough. Well, that was then. But now thereâ€™s the luscious partnership between the local gluten-free artisans of Red House Bakery and Pacific Cookie Company. â€œWeâ€™d been wanting to do this for a long time,â€? says Pearson. But the cookie companyâ€™s existing kitchen facility was too wheat-flour-based to offer gluten-free comfort. â€œWe needed to find a dedicated gluten-free bakery that met our high standards of quality.â€? Pearsonâ€™s father, company CEO Larry Pearson, had noticed some gluten-free pastries over at New Leaf Marketâ€” which is where I first sampled Red House Bakeryâ€™s celestial orange pound cake. One thing led to another, and pretty soon Red House founder Anna Hayes started experimenting with recipes for a light, delicious cookie that was acceptable to Pacific Cookie Company, and also gluten-free. Ta da! From what I sampled last week, Hayesâ€™ outstandingly decadent results will charm every cookie lover with taste buds. The Snickerdoodle is loaded with the exact eggy, vanilla and cinnamon flavor signature required of a true Snickerdoodle. But the new gluten-free Chocolate Chip with Sea Salt was the one that stole my heart. Generously laced with Guittard chocolate chips, these cookies offered the right amount of resistance to the teethâ€”that teasing that all great cookies do before they surrender into a voluptuous satiny finish. A hint of saltiness helped balance the rest of the ingredients. And even if you absolutely adore gluten, these two new stars in the Pacific Cookie Company galaxy will win you over. These new products mark a smart partnership between two local purveyors who both pay ultrapicky attention to detail, to taste, texture and ingredients like organic brown rice flour and organic coconut palm sugar. Betcha canâ€™t eat just one. 0 AS\RbW^aOP]cbT]]ReW\SO\RRW\W\URWaQ]dS`WSab]1V`WabW\OEObS`a ObfbW\O.Q`chW]Q][@SORVS`PZ]UObVbb^(QV`WabW\OeObS`aQ][
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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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CHARLIE HONG KONG
1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588
1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664
Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. California organic meets Southeast Asian street food. Organic noodle & rice bowls, vegan menu, fish & meat options, Vietnamese style sandwiches, eat-in or to-go. Consistent winner â€œBest Cheap Eats.â€? Open daily 11am-11pm
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