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Yes on Measure P In Mayor Don Laneâ€™s letter of Sept. 25, â€œDesal Affects All,â€? he refers to revealing secrets, scrutinizing arguments, making stuff up and incorrectness. Letâ€™s set his record straight. It remains bewildering how Lane, along with two other serial city council members, continues to lead the charge toward constructing an environmentally-financially risky and â€œexpandableâ€? desal systemâ€”without a mandate from voters and water rate payers. To the exclusion of an array of sustainable, effective, and less costly water supply and management options, Lane voted to authorize $14M toward the development of â€œdesal as the best solution.â€? Most of this scarce community capital has gone to a retain a stable of desal industry consultants to investigate, plan and promote public acceptance. If built, the $130Mplus regional desal factory would be located on a seven-acre Westside site below the UCSC campus. Lane also rejected a community-driven
request to establish neutral fact-finding arbitration to address desal-related misinformation, factual omissions and inaccuracies. Furthermore, he opposes the passage of Measure P (â€œNo Desal Without Voter Approvalâ€?) on the November ballot. PAUL GRATZ Co-author of Measure P, Santa Cruz
McPherson Will Unite Starting with the fifth district run for supervisor, a very disturbing trend has developed amongst the supporters of the Eric Hammer campaign in letters to the editor, many having to retract their statements. I personally endorsed Bruce McPherson and received hang-up calls and an obscene message. George Wiley, a Democrat and highly respected SLV governing school board trustee,
and the driving force to build the SLV school library, dropped out of the supervisorâ€™s race and endorsed Bruce McPherson. He too has been intimidated by comments made threatening that he would never be elected again in the SLV. Donâ€™t we have a choice? I look at the McPherson-Keeley partnership as a real plus for our district. Being able to set aside party lines and get the job done is a good example for politicians everywhere to follow. We need the experience of Bruce McPherson, a competent, ethical leader. Bruce will bring balance to the present board, protecting the environment, our schools and the people who live here. ANNETTE MARCUM Ben Lomond
No on Prop. 32 Working families in California are facing the biggest and most devastating attack on our rights this election in November. Prop 32, set to appear on the ballot, is a deceptive and destructive measure that threatens the jobs, wages and retirement of workers like usâ€”while at the same time giving corporate special interests even more power and influence over our politics and government. The proponents of the so-called â€œStop Special Interest Money Now Actâ€? claim the measure would actually lessen the big-money influence in Sacramento, but the truth is, the ex-CEOs and ultra-wealthy anti-worker activists behind this measure secretly wrote in a whole heap of exemptions for themselves and their Wall Street cronies. We cannot afford to sit back while corporate CEOs and billionaires trample our rights in order to push their own self-serving agenda. CHRIS KNERR Santa Rosa
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Correction In last weekâ€™s cover story on garden kitchens (â€œFresh Approach,â€? page 13), Oak Tree Ristorante chef Sebastian Nobile was also incorrectly identified as the owner. George and Kathy Topusidis are the owners of Oak Tree. Also, the phone number for the Crowâ€™s Nest was incorrect. The correct phone number is 831.476.4560. Santa Cruz Weekly regrets the error.
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Currents IF THIS VOTEâ€™S A ROCKING, DONâ€™T BOTHER KNOCKING Our recommendations for Santa Cruz City Council are Don Lane, Micah Posner, Richelle Noroyan and Cynthia Mathews.
Ballot Points Santa Cruz Weekly presents part one of our recommendations for the Nov. 6 election Santa Cruz City Council DON LANE: Our straight-talking, pragmatic mayor knows how to work well with others and help various groups get what they want. Thatâ€™s helped both with Project 180/180, which assists the most at-risk homeless and (hopefully) saves us all money, and with the Santa Cruz Warriors plan, which seems to have appeased neighbors and sports fans alike. Accepted all voluntary spending limits: Yes MICAH POSNER: As a candidate, Posner has grown into more than just â€œthe bike guy.â€? The Lower Ocean resident wants to relax strict planning ordinances, encourage startup businesses and increase urban density. The environmentalist also hopes to strengthen tourism on Twitter and the tech community with citywide
broadband Internet. Accepted all voluntary spending limits: Yes RICHELLE NOROYAN: Noroyan spent six years as in the office of Assemblymember Ira Ruskin and four years on the transportation and public works commission. She brings in innovative ideas. She would like to see the city someday staff a fulltime mayor, which might restore balance to a system where staff currently wield much more influence than the elected part-time councilmembers. Accepted all voluntary spending limits: No CYNTHIA MATHEWS: Four-time mayor Mathews may not be fount of new ideas, but she has a vast knowledge of the city. Even now, Mathewsâ€”serving on boards like economic development and the Museum of Art and History to name a fewâ€”puts in more hours as a volunteer than some councilmembers get paid for. Accepted all voluntary spending limits: Yes
County Measures Measure L: Pajaro Valley School Bond: Yes This $150 million measure, downsized from a $250 million shopping list, removes asbestos and mold, installs solar panels, gets schools up to fire codes and would be paid back over the next 35 years. Adequate schools donâ€™t come cheap. Measure M: Pacific Elementary Bond: Yes Like Pajaro Valley schools, the Pacific Elementary district (made up of a single school in Davenport) wants to replace aging roofs, make tech improvement and make much-needed fixes to the tune of $830,000 in bonds for those in the districtâ€”with an independent committee to watch the funds. Measure N: Santa Cruz County Hotel Tax: Yes Measure N raises TOT taxes charged
to vacation rentals and hotels to 11 percent, just a 1.5 percent increaseâ€”an important slice of revenue for a cashstrapped county with a growing list of responsibilities. Measure O: City of Capitola Tax Increase: Yes This quarter-cent sales tax increase provides a boost to a city hit hard financially by the 2008 recession (massive flooding, which happened in 2011, didnâ€™t help). Measure P: Santa Cruz Desalination: No Letâ€™s face it, this measure was born out of some votersâ€™ anger at the Santa Cruz City Council over their handling of desalination. Whether or not that anger is legitimate, this measure most definitely is not. All it would do is give city voters the right to vote on any desal proposal. However, theyâ€™ve already been promised the right to vote on any desal proposal, making this the worst kind of proposed legislation: the redundant kind. Measure Q: Santa Cruz City Hotel Tax: Yes This measure would raise the TOT taxes by 1 percent to the same rates proposed for the county in Measure N. Tourists, who already impact on the city infrastructure when they visit, wonâ€™t know what hit them. Actually, they probably wonâ€™t notice. Measure R: Watsonville Mobile Home Parks: Yes With legal threats to rent control constantly looming, Watsonville mobile home park residents approached their city and said they would be willing to pay this monthly $5 fee to help cover the cost of defending their comfy, reasonably priced metal homes. Fair enough.
State Propositions Yes on Prop. 30, No on Prop. 38 Props. 30 and 38 both raise income taxes, diverting funds to where they are sorely needed: schools. But they canâ€™t both go into effectâ€”each contains a section stating that only the proposition receiving more votes can become law. So which to vote for? Thatâ€™s the
No on Prop 32 Prop. 32 sounds attractive, with its supportersâ€™ resounding slogan of â€œStop Special Interest Money Now!â€? The measure is dressed in bipartisan garb, stating that it will ban both corporate and labor contributions to political candidates. But Prop. 32 is primarily backed by the smear-ad-happy American Future Fund, a Republican group registered as a 501c(4), meaning that it can receive unlimited contributions and doesnâ€™t have to disclose its donors. And Prop. 32 does nothing to regulate Super PACs or other independent expenditure committees like AFF, so the political moneymakers that most need reform are completely (intentionally?) overlooked. Thereâ€™s no question that the ties between politicians and specialinterest money from across the political spectrum need to be loosened, and Prop. 32 would stop the ethically shady practice of taking automatic deductions from employee paychecks, but a proposition that cripples campaign donations without touching independent expenditure loopholes will only encourage more reckless spending. No on Prop. 33 When California voters shot down Prop. 17 in 2010, they sent a message to Mercury Insurance CEO George Joseph that his deceptive initiative was bogus. Voters shouldnâ€™t get fooled again, as Joseph has returned with the same slightly altered proposal. The idea is to allow auto insurance companies the ability to offer â€œdiscountsâ€? to drivers who can prove theyâ€™ve purchased car insurance continuously for five years. If that smells fishy, itâ€™s because it is, and Joseph has spent more than $8 million of his own money to deodorize it. Instead of discounting rates, Prop. 33 â€œwill allow insurance companies to increase cost of insurance,â€? according to the attorney general. The California Department of Insurance has said that the initiative â€œwill result in a surchargeâ€? for many drivers, and it penalizes responsible drivers who for whatever reason had no need for auto insurance in the pastâ€”people who bike to work, become injured and cannot drive, or live in cities with dependable public transportation. If Mercury Insuranceâ€™s terrible reputation doesnâ€™t sink this initiative, the intelligence of the voters should. Part two of our endorsements will run in next weekâ€™s issue.
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tricky part. In addition to a 1/4-cent California sales tax increase, Prop. 30 only taxes high-income earners, starting with those who make over $250,000 a year. Prop. 38, on the other hand, taxes everyone making over $7,316 annually, using a progressive scale from .4 percent on the lowest end to 2.2 percent for top earners. If you think the top 1 percent should do its share, Prop. 30 has an edge. But Prop. 38 outlines exactly how those dollars would be spent in clearer and more convincing detail than Prop. 30. While Prop. 38 seems like a better piece of legislation, Brown, playing his role of the no-nonsense dad in the financially broken home of California, will make good on threatened â€œtrigger cutsâ€? of more than $5 billion from Californiaâ€™s already strapped education system if Prop. 30 doesnâ€™t pass. Although Prop. 38 is expected to raise roughly $10 million over its 12-year lifespan, if passed, the trigger cuts would still take effect. Voting for the little-known activistâ€™s measure at the expense of the highly publicized Prop. 30 isnâ€™t wise. With Californiaâ€™s ranking of 47th in the nation in perpupil spending, neither is voting no on both. In this complex political morass, Prop. 30 emerges as the best choice. No on Prop. 31 At more than 8,000 words, Prop. 31 attempts to refashion the way the state budgets in a complicated and potentially unilateral fashion. The ballot measure takes the budget cycle from one to two years and sets up the possibility that the minority party (i.e., Republicans) could hold the state hostage on passing revenue measures that require a 2/3 majority vote. This action would then hand over control to the governor to make budget cuts as he or she sees fit. Also in Prop. 31, there is the confusing Community Strategic Action Plan, which would allow counties, cities and school districts to break away from the state and allot money as they choose, rather than take direction from the state. Local control of funding is always enticing, but this option means more bickering, stagnation and disruption to services as locals duke it out for dollars. And while some counties are in relatively good financial standing, other could design their own demise with poor decisions. The best part of the ballot measure is that it would force legislators to make bills public three days before taking a vote. That could be done without such a cumbersome package of new laws.
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Proof of Life Filmmakers with local ties tell stories of extraordinary people in extraordinary situations at this yearâ€™s Pacific Rim Film Festival BY STEVE PALOPOLI
nly a handful of the selections in this yearâ€™s Pacific Rim Film Festival (Oct. 1924) are by filmmakers with local roots, and perhaps itâ€™s merely coincidence that they are among the best. But whatâ€™s uncanny is the synchronicity in play among three of themâ€”Where Heaven Meets Hell (Oct. 23, 8:15 pm, Cabrillo Crocker Theater), The Power of Two (Oct. 22, 8:15 pm, Rio Theatre) and Playing With Fire (Oct. 22, 5 pm, Rio Theatre). (Note: all three of these screenings will feature Q&A sessions.) They all take the approach, to varying extents, of visual poetry over exposition. They all feature ordinary people in extraordinary situations. And all came out of working relationships in which the filmmakers were able to establish a remarkable level of intimacy with their subjects. In separate interviews, the people behind the films sometimes even echo each other when they speak about how they achieved these three very different and yet strangely connected, truly compelling portraits.
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ALMOST PARADISE Opposite page and above: scenes from Sasha Friedlanderâ€™s â€˜Where Heaven Meets Hellâ€™
Where Heaven Meets Hell
atching the parade of gorgeous images in Santa Cruz native Sasha Friedlanderâ€™s directorial debut, one is haunted by the feeling that something is not right. Such remarkable displays of beauty normally stimulate a certain kind of delight in that part of our brain that craves visual excitement. But in Where Heaven Meets Hell, they have the power to disturb. Thatâ€™s because underneath their elegant surface, there is cruelty. The Kawah Ijen volcano that inspires awe as an Indonesian national parkâ€”for which tourists are charged entry based on the size of their camerasâ€”is also home to a sulfur mine manned by workers whose health and safety is constantly in jeopardy. It is a place of poverty and struggle, as potentially deadly as it is beautiful. Director Sasha Friedlander makes no apologies for framing the story of these miners and their families with the kind of cinematography that makes the landscape, or even a yellow cloud of sulfur, look absolutely exquisite. â€œThat was actually what drew me to make the film in the first place, because I found that fascinating,â€? she says by phone
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from her current home in New York. â€œYou get there, and itâ€™s absolutely otherworldly, itâ€™s spectacular. And then to see the minersâ€™ work there, that contrast, it blew me away.â€? The 27-year-old Friedlander found her way to East Java by a strange and winding route. Growing up in Santa Cruz as the daughter of local artist Sara Friedlander and her musician husband Cliff, she first visited Indonesia when she was seven, and vacationed regularly there with her family. She took up Balinese dancing, and as a teenager was voted the best young dancer in Bali. After graduating from UCLA with a focus in documentary film and dance in 2007, she moved to Indonesia and pursued journalism, helping to launch the International Bali Post. She traveled to Kawah Ijen after some friends showed her pictures from a bike trip and, after learning of the mine, began developing the idea of a film about the workers there. But it took her two years to get back, and even then she almost didnâ€™t, thanks to the incredible difficulty of getting a permit to shoot from the Indonesian government. â€œIt was a nightmare,â€? she says. â€œIt was me calling the embassy for eight months before they gave it to me. I received the
permit two days before I flew out.â€? An early Kickstarter campaignâ€”which many supporters in Santa Cruz contributed toâ€”helped her raise the money for the film, and for two two-month stretches she and her small crew pretty much lived with the miners. â€œEveryone had us at their home at one point or another,â€? she says of the mining community. â€œThey trusted me, and they let me in from day one.â€? The resulting film recalls the visual poetics of Ron Frickeâ€™s films like Baraka, mixed with hard documentary realism. But she says her biggest inspiration was Yung Changâ€™s 2007 documentary Up the Yangtze, especially in the relationship between filmmaker and subject. â€œThe intimacy that the director was able to achieve, it seemed unreal,â€? she says. She was able to capture some unreal moments herself, as when an impromptu interview with the owner of the mine led to him ordering one of his subordinates to eat sulfur on camera to show it was not toxic. â€œIt was so bizarre, it was hard to keep a straight face,â€? she admits. â€œIt was like, â€˜What is happening? This is insane.â€™â€?
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POP LIFE The Stenzel twins tell their story in â€˜The Power of Twoâ€™
The Power of Two
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was very drawn to the ideas of breath and breathing,â€? Marc Smolowitz says of the underlying rhythms in his documentary The Power of Two, which follows Anabel and Isabel Stenzel, half-Japanese identical twins living in Redwood City. Their lifelong fight with cystic fibrosis made them the faces of the battle against appalling organ donor laws in Japan, and was the basis for their memoir of the same name. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder which clogs the body organs, especially the lungs, restricting breathing in those who suffer from it. Since there is no treatment for the disease, organ transplant is the only cure. â€œI wanted people to be aware of their breath when they were watching the film,â€? says Smolowitz. â€œI wanted to remind people who are healthy that we go through our days effortlessly.â€? A graduate of UCSC now teaching in the universityâ€™s film department, Smolowitz has made a name for himself as a producer over the last decade, on films like Trembling Before G-d, a documentary about gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews, and the Academy Award-nominated retro-radical study, The Weather Underground. So perhaps itâ€™s no surprise that his first feature-length documentary
came to be because of his professional connectionsâ€”but not at all like youâ€™d expect. In the spring of 2009, Smolowitz got an email from an acquaintance, Silicon Valley lawyer and political player Andrew Byrnes. â€œHeâ€™s a community leader,â€? says Smolowitz of Byrnes, who will appear with him at a Q&A at the film festival. â€œI always had tons of respect for the guy, but I never knew anything about his personal life.â€? Byrnes revealed that he is married to Isabel, gave him a quick rundown of her story, and asked him if he knew any filmmakers that might be interested in traveling with them to Japan to film their appearances speaking out about the organ donor laws. Smolowitz was immediately fascinated by the twinsâ€™ story and told Byrnes he himself wanted to go. Soon after came his first experience with the power of the twins, as their tour of Japan took the country by storm. â€œIt was amazing in Japan, because people there donâ€™t talk about illness,â€? he says. â€œThey were speaking the kind of truth that isnâ€™t spoken.â€? He then spent several months in 2010 filming the part of the documentary set in the U.S. , and by then was completely drawn into their world.
Playing With Fire GUSTAVO VAZQUEZ, DIRECTOR AND CO-PRODUCER KEITH MUSCUTT, CO-PRODUCER
eith Muscutt has a confession to make about the filming of Playing With Fire in the remote community of Celendin, in the Peruvian Andes, on which he assisted director Gustavo Vazquez. â€œWe didnâ€™t tell our respective wives and girlfriends all the details,â€? he says. Thatâ€™s because they would have had to be uncomfortably specific about the hazards of documenting the story of the fireworks makers there who craft their explosives from gunpowder the way the Chinese did in the 15th century. Not to give away too much from the film itself, but such hazards do include things blowing up in terrifying ways. There was the time Vazquez was blown completely off the camera by a blast, and Muscutt tried to escape the pyrotechnics by running into another roomâ€”which he then realized was itself filled with more fireworks. Anecdotes like this make Muscuttâ€™s description of the filming all the more unexpected: â€œWe had the time of our lives,â€? he says. â€œWe laughed ourselves to sleep every night.â€? â€œWe joked a lot,â€? confirms Vazquez. â€œIt was a fantastic collaboration.â€? Muscutt is a former assistant Dean of the Arts at UCSC, whose love affair with Peru has lasted decades. He has traveled there on countless anthropological and archeological expeditions. His discovery of an unlooted tomb from the ancient Chachapoya culture was the subject of the History Channelâ€™s Cliff Mummies of the Andes special. He was acquainted with a few of the families in Celendin, and upon learning of their huge, fireworks-laden annual
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tribute to their patron saint, he thought heâ€™d document it himself. â€œBut when I started looking at the footage I shot,â€? he says, â€œit looked much more like a Fellini film than a documentary.â€? He took it back to Vazquez, whom he knew casually as an associate professor in the UCSC film department. They brought a shared love of irony, surrealism and magical realism to the film, which not only accounts for its wild imagery, but also its complete lack of an agenda in laying out Celendinâ€™s traditionsâ€”it doesnâ€™t ask the audience to judge them in any particular way. â€œWe brought two different pairs of eyes that were in sync, in harmony,â€? says Muscutt. â€œI think our intention was for it to be a poetic rather than prosaic film. It kind of morphed into â€˜magical documentary.â€™â€? Vazquez has another term for it: â€œinvoluntary surrealism.â€? â€œI was inspired in that approach by Latin American writers,â€? he says. â€œItâ€™s that blend between magic and empirical science and belief systems. This is not a passive filmâ€”weâ€™re not telling the audience how to see this, just unfolding the storyline with a visual experience.â€? Itâ€™s an experience that seems heavily influenced by surrealist director Luis BuĂąuel, especially his early documentary Land Without Bread. But the process of making the film was entirely documentary, with the two-man crew staying with the main characters in the film for weeks, and getting very close to them. â€œThat kind of intimacy allows you to work in that community in a different way,â€? says Vazquez. 0
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effect on him personallyâ€”to the point of making him question, basically, his entire view of the universe. â€œIâ€™m not a spiritual person,â€? he admits. â€œBut one thing I saw time and again as I made this movie were these transcendent, miraculous things. It reminded me that we all have a spiritual basis to our lives. There is something bigger than us happening.â€?
â€œAna and Isa are fantastic,â€? he says. â€œWhen youâ€™re a documentary filmmaker, and youâ€™re collaborating with very strong characters like they are, itâ€™s this process of building trust. We really grew to love each other.â€? The various twists and turns he was able to document in the film, especially the enormity of seeing how transplants changed lives, had a huge
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5 More Films Not to Miss at Pac Rim Fest CAFĂ‰ SEOUL (Oct. 21, noon, Rio Theatre) An eager food writer stumbles upon a hole in the wall confectionary while visiting South Korea. Enamored with the quality of the sweets, he is soon pulled into a familyâ€™s inner drama, culminating in the laughably unlikely, but heartwarming nonetheless, face-off between two pastry chef brothers judged by a mafia boss whoâ€™s got his finger in both pies, so to speak. The filmâ€™s central message is the importance of honoring family tradition. Thankfully, it depicts this with some gusto: fist fighting, a chase scene and a taste-test montage add some spice to this sweet tale. (Georgia Perry) JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS (Oc.t 20, Del Mar, 8pm) At 35 years old, Jake Shimabukuro is struggling, but not in any personal or financial sense. The ukulele superstar appears happily married, and his talent has given him a successful life. But Shimabukuro constantly vies for his own approval: â€œMaybe itâ€™s because you donâ€™t feel like you deserve it, and thatâ€™s why you works extra hard. For someone who doesnâ€™t bother writing lyrics, he sure is eloquent. He also talks about a difficult childhood and how a YouTube video of him playing â€œWhile My Guitar Gently Weepsâ€? changed his life. There is a Q&A with director Tadashi Nakamura after the film. (Jake Pierce) MARIACHI GRINGO (Oc.t 24, 7pm, Rio Theatre) This yearâ€™s closing film at Pac Rim (as always, a benefit for the festival, and preceded by a performance from Mariachi California de Javier Vargas)
stars Shawn Ashmore as a small-town white boy who finds escape from his suffocating life at a local Mexican restaurant, where he apprentices under a veteran mariachi guitarist. He finds his way to Guadalajara to pursue his new dreams, making for some entertaining cultural clashing. (Steve Palopoli) NOODLE (Oct. 19, 6pm, Del Mar) The story of unprepared parents stuck with a child is as old as timeâ€”or at least as old as 1987â€™s Three Men and a Baby. In this version, a cleaning lady leaves her son at an apartment and doesnâ€™t return. When the kid tries to escape, itâ€™s more reminiscent of 1994â€™s Babyâ€™s Day Outâ€”except that instead of a baby, itâ€™s a six-year-old Chinese boy. And instead of three villains chasing a youngster though New York, itâ€™s two gorgeous sisters arguing in Israel. What ultimately unfolds is a touching but gripping mystery thriller about cultural tensions in a globalized world. (JP) THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS (Oct. 19, 8:30pm, Del Mar) We had a hunch that New Zealand was funnier than America when Flight of the Conchords emerged in 2007, but this documentary about a twin-sister lesbian yodeling duo proves that the Kiwis have perfected the art of creating comedy in unexpected musical places. The home video montages of Jools and Lynda Topp chasing goats, and the swanky candlelit interviews with their alter egos. Theyâ€™re insanely talented, completely unprofessional and shamelessly political, and somehow it works. Probably because all they really care about is fun. (Janelle Gleason) 0
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I AGAINST I Zion Iâ€™s Zumbi faces his own demons on the new album â€˜ShadowBoxing.â€™
Zion on the Dance Floor Bay Area hip-hop vets Zion I go EDM on new album BY BRANDON ROOS
ion I have long been a staple of the Bay Area hip-hop scene. Ever since the release of 2000â€™s critically acclaimed debut, Mind Over Matter, the duoâ€™s everadventurous sound has established the Bay as a region thatâ€™s never afraid of exploring new musical territory. Recently, the Oakland duo finally linked up with long-time friend J. Period to release Bomb First, an old-school style mixtape featuring new Zion I material in addition to tracks from artists the group currently cites as inspiration. Yet again, in an age where mixtapes typically feature original studio tracks, Amp Live and Zumbi took the left field approach in typical Bay fashion. I spoke with Zumbi by phone to find out a bit more about the inspiration behind Zion Iâ€™s latest. SCW: Can you speak a bit more on the title of Zion Iâ€™s upcoming release, ShadowBoxing, which youâ€™ve been quoted as saying is about â€œseeking awareness in the darkness of oneâ€™s own psycheâ€?? ZUMBI: Well, man, mainly I had a son. Heâ€™s almost two years old. The first nine months to a year of him being in existence was a big transitional time for me. I heard all the stories, but it just didnâ€™t register for me for a while. Around the ninth month, [I just came] to the full realization that heâ€™s my son and I have to be a good model for him to be successful
in his life. It made me really look at a lot of the negative things I was doing in my life. SCW: This album carries a bit of an EDM influence. Itâ€™s particularly apparent on â€œTrapped Outâ€? and â€œRe-Load.â€? ZUMBI: Itâ€™s interesting, man, because [when we were] making this record, we didnâ€™t really set out to say â€œAll right, weâ€™re gonna do something that sounds more like dance music.â€? Thatâ€™s actually something we usually do with our albums. With this record, I was like, â€œAmp, letâ€™s do some slapâ€?â€”thatâ€™s what I call bass, heavy 808s and kicks. He started sending me these tracks, and I was like â€œYeah, exactly!â€? SCW: On the cut â€œWe Donâ€™t,â€? you once again link up with Grouch and Eligh. What is it about that partnership thatâ€™s continually yielded good results for all parties concerned? ZUMBI: Sometimes you just trip up and find something good on the street. You just walk off and you look down and thereâ€™s 10 bucks on the ground, and you pick it up and you say â€œDamn, thank you.â€? You donâ€™t know where it came from or why, but itâ€™s just a good thing. Thatâ€™s pretty much how our relationship with those guys is.
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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.
Davenport Gallery Wild Things: An artist reception featuring works that reflect the power and mystery of nature. Sat, Oct 13, 4-7pm. 450 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.426.1199.
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Passages: An Art Installation. Santa Cruz County artist Rose Sellery presents a large-scale installation that explores the journey of an individual womanâ€™s life as she searches for love, loses herself and then finds herself. Thru Nov 25. $5 general. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.
Bridges Between A musical drama based on the true story of a girlâ€™s journey through childhood, split into two personas after receiving electroshock treatments. Fri, Oct 12, 8pm, Sat, Oct 13, 8pm and Sun, Oct 14, 3pm. $20. Center Stage, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7506.
Emotion in Motion: New Paintings by Ursula Oâ€™Farrell showcases large-scale oil paintings with bold colors and thick textures. The show supports Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center. Thru Oct. 31. 408.569.0105. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm, 123 Locust St, Santa Cruz.
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CONCERTS Picasso Ensemble Cabrillo College faculty member and violinist Susan C. Brown will be joined by other performers for a concert featuring work by California composer Joshua McGhee. Sun, Oct 14, 3pm. $15 general: $8 students. Cabrillo College Sesnon House, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.5744.
Different Directions 5. Three Photographers: Different Directions 5 is a collaborative show featuring a variety of photography styles by artists Susan Lysik, Gail Nichols and Susan Hillyard. Monâ€“Sat, 9am-9:30pm. Thru Nov. 30. 831.425.1305. 301 Center St, Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz Chamber Players A concert featuring works by Russian composers Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch and others. www.scchamberplayers.org. Sat, Oct 13, 8pm and Sun, Oct 14, 3pm. $25 general. Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.425.3149.
Painting Our Parks. Plein air oil paintings of county, state and national parks in California. Twenty percent of sales benefit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Monâ€“Thu, 9amâ€“5pm & Fri. 9amâ€“6pm, thru Jan. 18. 831.457.5003. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz.
Events BIGDEALS Fall Plant Sale Annual autumn plant sale held by the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Sat, Oct 13, noon4pm. Arboretum Eucalyptus Grove, intersection of Western Drive and High Street, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2998.
LITERARY EVENTS Author Event: Chana Wilson In Riding Fury Home: A Memoir, Wilson chronicles her familyâ€™s struggle with homophobia and mental illness. Thu, Oct 11, 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.
Author Event: Davy Rothbart Davy & Peter Rothbart celebrate the 10th anniversary of FOUND Magazine by sharing Davyâ€™s book of personal essays, My Heart Is an Idiot. Sat, Oct 13, 5:30pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.460.3232.
Author Event: Rachel Neumann
Party like itâ€™s 1999, for reals, as the band waits for Chi Cheng to recover from accident. Oct 10 at the WarďŹ eld.
Neumann shares her journey as a skeptic trying to find spiritual enlightenment in Not Quite Nirvana: A Skepticâ€™s Journey to Mindfulness. Thu, Oct 11, 7pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.460.3232.
Comedian Chris Elliott
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One of the most varied saxophonists of the â€˜new thingâ€™ movement still provokes. Oct 11-12 at Yoshiâ€™s Oakland.
Circa Survive It gets brutal on Van Ness as Philly band headlines with Touche Amore. Oct 11 at the Regency Ballroom.
Treasure Island Music Festival The xx, Girl Talk, Joanna Newsom, M83, Best Coast, Public Enemy, Grimes and more. Oct 13-14 at Treasure Island.
Bettye Lavette Soul survivor with a road-rich voice rivaling anyoneâ€™s celebrates 50 years in the music business. Oct 15 at Yoshiâ€™s SF. More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.
The Guy Under the Sheets is television comedian Chris Elliottâ€™s fourth â€œunauthorizedâ€? biography about himselfâ€”a memoir he describes as â€œso personal, so provocative, that Elliott nearly sued himself to halt publication.â€? Sat, Oct 13, 5:30pm. $5. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.
Storytime 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.
LECTURES Copyright Workshop Patent attorney Patrick Reilly leads the workshop, â€œCopyrights, Trademark and Intellectual Property: How to Protect Yourself and Why.â€? Register online at www. santacruzpl.org/brownbags. Thu, Oct 11, 11:45am-1pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.479.6136.
Creativity Workshop â€œSuper-Creativeâ€? Ron Lampi leads a workshop on the various themes and issues involved in the practice of creativity. This is a workshop for artists of all genres. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sat, Oct 13, 2-4pm. $30. Satellite Telework Centers, 6265 Hwy 9, Felton, 831.251.0225.
NOTICES Alzheimerâ€™s Communication Workshop This program for caregivers teaches strategies for improving overall communication skills when connecting with memoryimpaired individuals. Thu, Oct 11, 1-3pm. Alzheimerâ€™s Association, 1777A Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.464.9982.
Atheist Hikes Nonbelievers are invited to come together for weekly hikes, held at different scenic areas every week on Saturdays. Hikes are followed by lunch, and participants are encouraged to bring food or money and water. www. meetup.com/santa-cruzatheists. Sat, 10am. Free. Various sites, NA, Carmel.
Book Donation Request Grey Bears are soliciting used book donations for a new online store to benefit their programs. Drop off locations throughout the county can be viewed at www.greybears.org or by emailing tim@greybears. org. Mon-Fri thru Oct 31. Various sites, NA, Carmel, 831.479.1055 x224.
Cookbook Club Chef Jennifer Brewer will lead a hands-on cooking class featuring recipes from the seasonal cookbook, Local Flavors. Dinner and wine will be served. Fri, Oct 12, 69pm. $55. New Leaf Market Westside, 1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.426.1306x0.
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.
Foster Parent Orientation Above the Line-Homes for Kids offers monthly
Picasso Ensemble In celebration of their 15th anniversary, the Picasso Ensemble presents a reflection of the times: â€œBudget Cutsâ€? is a humorously scaled-down journey through well-known pieces for an entire orchestra, performed by just a piano trio and a xylophone. Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3pm at the Cabrillo College Sesnon House, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos. Tickets are $15 general and $8 students. www.cabrillovapa.com. informational meetings for potential foster parents. Second Wed of every month. To register and get directions, please call Gail Lewis at 831.662.9081 x212.
GMO Foods Radio Show Right to Know Show: GMO Foods is a weekly radio talk show hosted by Thomas Wittman and GMO-Free Santa Cruz volunteers, which aims to share the facts about foods made with Genetically Modified Organisms. Tune in to listen at 1080 AM. www. righttoknowsantacruz.com. Tue, 7-8pm. Thru Nov 6. Free. KSCO Radio, Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, 831.475.1080.
Human Resources Networking Social The Northern California Human Resources Association hosts a networking social for participants to cultivate new relationships and enjoy hors dâ€™oeuvres. www.nchra.org. Thu, Oct 11, 5:30-7:30pm. $25 members; $35 non-members. Santa Cruz Dream Inn, 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 415.291.1992.
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.
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 Sundays 9-10:15am at 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. Wednesdays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln #303, Watsonville and 6:30-7:30pm at 335 Spreckles Dr, Ste A, Aptos. Thursdays 1-2pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 5, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz. Fridays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln, #303, Watsonville. Wed-Fri-Sun. 831.429.7906.
Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives American Red Cross will be hosting several mobile blood drives in Santa Cruz County throughout the month of October. Oct. 15 at 3055 Porter Gulch Rd, Aptos. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Various sites, NA, Carmel, 1-800-REDCROSS.
Returning to Wholeness Shamanic practitioner Patricia WhiteBuffalo leads this introduction to the shamanic world through trance dance and sound healings intended to help participants reclaim lost parts of their souls. www. beheavenonearth.com. Fri, Oct 12, Sat, Oct 13 and Sun, Oct 14. Quaker Retreat Center, NA, Ben Lomond, 831.457.4056.
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.
Serenity Firstâ€” Pagans in Recovery 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.
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.
The local chapter of Embroiderersâ€™ Guild of America meets and weaves yarns; public welcome. Second Wed of every month, 7pm. Free. Dominican Hospital Rehab Center, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, 831.475.1853.
English Country Dance
Suicide Prevention Training
Halloween Mask Making
Volunteers are currently being accepted for the Family Service Agencyâ€™s Suicide Prevention Service. Fall training begins Oct. 16. Mon-Sun thru Oct 16. Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, 104 Walnut Ave #208, Santa Cruz, 831.459.9373 x5.
Kids and families are invited to create masks, participate in Halloween relays, and do pumpkin carvings. www. nelsoncenter.com. Sat, Oct 13, noon-5pm. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6177.
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.
Heritage Brew Fest 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.
Zen, Vipassana, Basic: Intro to Meditation Zen: SC Zen Center, Wed,
Taste over 50 beers and enjoy food, live music and an elusive â€œspecial guestâ€? called Taco Wrangler. www. sccfheritage.org. Sat, Oct 13, 12:30-5:30pm. $30$35. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Hwy 152/East Lake Ave, Watsonville, 831.612.9118.
National Coming Out Day Reception Enjoy wine and food and hear about the Diversity Centerâ€™s efforts supporting LGBT youth from inspiring speakers. Email info@ diversitycenter.org. Thu, Oct 11, 5:30-7pm. Darling House, 314 West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5422x102.
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They slink around on stage like stylish French debutantes, playing laid-back, bossa novainflected lounge tunes. They just happen to be playing songs like the Dead Kennedysâ€™ â€œToo Drunk To Fuck,â€? Joy Divisionâ€™s â€œLove Will Tear Us Apart,â€? the Crampsâ€™ â€œHuman Flyâ€? and Violent Femmesâ€™ â€œBlister in the Sun.â€?Their last show at the Rio demonstrated why they are the coolest cover band in the world, as they flung themselves around the stage with various dance steps, and then sat poignantly on the edge of the stage, crooning punk and New Wave classics. It works, because for their audience, those anthems have become our torch and folk songs. Rio; $21; 8pm. (Steve Palopoli)
BILLY JOE SHAVER Every bit the outlaw country pioneer that
Willie Nelson was, but for some reason rarely recognized as such, Billy Joe Shaver has always found a way to get his unique songs out there, whether it be on his classic early albums, a hit like â€œLive Foreverâ€? or writing songs for other artists (including Nelson). Ironically, of course, heâ€™s better known by some people now for doing the theme songs on Adult Swimâ€™s Squidbillies, and for Dale Watsonâ€™s song â€œWhere Do You Want It?â€?â€”which is apparently exactly what Shaver said before he shot a man (not in Reno, and the guy didnâ€™t die) in a notorious altercation five years ago that was the subject of Watsonâ€™s song. Kuumbwa; $25, 7:30pm. Not that Shaver has any interesting stories, or anything. (SP)
artists, but when heâ€™s not busy being the heaviest jazz-funk keyboardist of his time, Walter fills his days working on film music for some zany comedies with composer Michael Andrews. What would Bridesmaids or Walk Hard (The Dewey Cox Story) be without their signature scores? Moeâ€™s Alley; $12 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (Janelle Gleason)
No stranger to surf music, Santa Cruz has a long history of appreciation for the instrumental, guitar-driven sound that defines classic surf culture. And rockabilly? Walk down any street in town and youâ€™ll see tributes a-plenty (pompadours, cuffed jeans, pocket bandanas, etc.) to rock & rollâ€™s elder sibling. This weekend, three of the areaâ€™s finest surf- and rockabilllyinspired bands are celebrating the place where the two genres collide with a Surfabilly Rock Jamboree. Featuring the Concaves, the Parafins and Los High Tops, the evening promises to be a rockinâ€™, reverb-y good time. Don Quixoteâ€™s; $8 adv/$10 door; 8pm. (Cat Johnson)
ROBERT WALTERâ€™S 20TH CONGRESS As a founding member of the Greyboy Allstars, Robert Walter is no stranger to the get-down grooves of the â€˜60s and â€˜70s. His piano, Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes have seen extensive touring and collaboration with many prominent
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With roots in Mississippi, Memphis and Chicago, Charlie Musselwhite was born to be a blues legend. From the hard times of down-South poverty arises a harmonica master, haunting vocalist and gifted musician who plays with such honesty that he insists his work is â€œmusic from the heart.â€? Musselwhite boasts a diverse fanbase across generations and his raw descriptions of his art may help explain his popularity: â€œItâ€™s about the feeling, and about connecting with people. And blues, if itâ€™s real blues, is loaded with feeling.â€? Moeâ€™s Alley; $20 adv/$25 door; 9pm. (JG)
DANILO PEREZ TRIO A world-renowned pianist, Danilo Perez started playing the piano at the age of three. By 10, he was studying at the National Conservatory in
DOC WATSON TRIBUTE In May of this year we lost one of the elder statesmen of American roots music. Guitarist Doc Watson, who held living legend status for decades before his passing, contributed greatly to the bluegrass, folk and mountain gospel traditions, leaving behind a vast body of work and a sea of appreciative fans. Paying tribute to Watson are Jim Hurst and Steve Palazzo, two fine pickers in their own right. Hurst, who spent years playing with the Claire Lynch Band, has a unique and flawless fingerpicking style that sets him apart from the pack and Palazzo, a masterful guitarist who is adept in many styles, is a local favorite of the Northern California bluegrass scene. Don Quixoteâ€™s; $12 adv/$15 door; 7:30pm. (CJ)
MATISYAHU While I was watching Matisyahu at Harmony By the Bay a couple of weeks ago, I got the
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following text from SCWâ€™s own Jacob Pierce: â€œDid Matisyahu shave and get into dubstep, or am I listening to Beats Antique?â€? Alas, itâ€™s all trueâ€”the famously hairy king of Jewish reggae-rock-hip-hop has been unscruffed, and he definitely dropped more than one bass attack in his set. He still has the wall of trippy guitar sound, and the intense performance style. So mostly, heâ€™s still the Matthew Miller weâ€™ve come to know, puzzle over, and sometimes even love. Catalyst; 8pm; $22-$27. (SP)
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his native Panama. Making his mark on the jazz world as the youngest member of Dizzy Gillespieâ€™s United Nations Orchestra, Perez has since established himself as one of the premier artist/ composer/bandleaders in the jazz world. Deftly bridging the folk music of Panama with jazz and classical, Perez has played alongside jazz legends including Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden and Wynton Marsalis, as well as some of todayâ€™s most exciting musicians in jazz: violinist Regina Carter, bassist Christian McBride and vocalist Lizz Wright. A Grammy-winning artist, Perez is celebrated for being both rooted in tradition and expansively fresh. Kuumbwa; $22 adv; $25 door; 7pm. (CJ)
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New ARGO (R; 120 min.) Actors play CIA agents all the time, but CIA agents playing actors? You know Hollywoodâ€™s gonna love that. So now we have actors playing CIA agents playing actors in this new film based on an actual 1979 event (the â€œCanadian caper,â€? as itâ€™s now known) in which operatives pretended to be movie-biz types making a film called Argo, in order to rescue diplomats trapped in Iran. Ben Affleck
directs and stars. (Opens Fri at 41st Ave and Cinema 9.) ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 (PG-13; 112 min.) With unemployment at 24 percent and gas prices at $42 a gallon, the time has come for Dagny Taggart to save the world and prevent its motor from stopping for good. (Opens Fri at Scotts Valley) THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) Dude meets rug. Dude loses rug. Dude abides. (Plays Thu at Cinema 9).
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HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG; 105 min.) It seems like only yesterday we were all saying to ourselves â€œIsnâ€™t it about time for another Kevin James movie? Where he plays some poor schlub who gets himself into a wacky situation? Pleeeease?â€? What? We werenâ€™t saying that and in fact have never said that? Well, nevertheless, here it is, with James playing a biology teacher who takes up MMA fighting to save after-school activities at his school. (Opens Fri at Cinema 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley)
Movie reviews by Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack
THE PAPERBOY (R; 107 min.) Journalist Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) moves home to Florida to investigate the curious case of a death row inmate (Nicole Kidman) with the help of his kid brother (Zac Efron). And if all goes according to plan, Jansen probably takes off his shirt. (Opens Fri at the Nick) SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (R; 109 min.) A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) has just messed with the wrong gangster (Christopher Walken), by stealing his fluffy Shih Tzu.
(Opens Thu at midnight at Del Mar) SINISTER (1994) Found footage? Murder houses? Supernatural oogly-booglies who look like the guy from Slipknot? It all sounds pret-ty, pret-ty sinister. (Opens Fri at Cinema 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley)
Reviews ARBITRAGE (R; 108 min.) Richard Gere in the type of
Showtimes are for Wednesday, Oct. 10, through Wednesday, Oct. 17, 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
Looper â€” Fri-Wed 2; 4:30; 7; 9:30. The Master â€” Daily 3:30; 6:30; 9:20. Trouble with the Curve â€” Wed-Thu 2; 4:30; 7; 9:20.
CINELUX 41ST AVENUE CINEMA 1475 41st Ave., Capitola 831.479.3504 www.cineluxtheatres.com
Argo â€” (Opens Fri) 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:15; 10. Frankenweenie â€” Wed-Thu 11:45; 2; 4:30; 7; 9:20; Fri-Wed 11:30; 2; 4:15; 7; 9:15. Hope Springs â€” Wed-Thu 2:15; 4:45; 7:10. Taken 2 â€” Wed-Thu 11:55; 2:30; 4:55; 7:20; 9:45; Fri-Wed 11:45; 2:15; 4:45; 7:30; 9:45. Wonâ€™t Back Down â€” Wed-Thu 11:30; 9:30.
DEL MAR 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com
Seven Psychopaths â€” (Opens Fri) 2:15; 4:45; 7:15; 9:40 plus Fri-Sun 11:45am; Fri-Sat 11:30pm. Arbitrage â€” Wed-Thu 2:40; 4:50; 7; 9:05. The Master â€” Wed-Thu 2; 3:30; 5; 6:30; 8; 9:20; Fri-Wed 3:30; 6:30; 9:20 plus Fri-Sat 12:20pm. (No Thu 6:30; 9:20) The Perks of Being a Wallflower â€” Daily 1:45; 4:15; 7; 9:30 plus Fri-Sun 11:30am. The Last of the Haussmans â€” Thu 7:30pm; Sun 11am. The Lost Boys â€” Fri-Sat midnight.
NICKELODEON Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www. thenick.com
Paperboy â€” (Opens Fri) 2:20; 4:40; 7; 9:20 plus Sat-Sun noon. Arbitrage â€” Daily 4; 8:30 plus Sat-Sun 11:40am. Liberal Arts â€” Wed-Thu 2:40; 4:50; 7. Moonrise Kingdom â€”Wed-Thu 2:30; 7:10; Fri-Wed 5; 7:10; 9:10 plus Sat-Sun 12:50pm. The Oranges â€” Wed-Thu 2:20; 4:40; 6:50; 9. Samsara â€” Daily 1:50; 6:15. Sleepwalk with Me â€” Wed-Thu 3pm. Searching for Sugar Man â€” Fri-Wed 3:20; 5:20; 7:20; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 1:20pm. Wonâ€™t Back Down â€” Wed-Thu 4:30; 9:20.
RIVERFRONT STADIUM TWIN 155 S. River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701 www.regmovies.com
Looper â€” Daily 4; 7; 9:40 plus Fri-Sun 1pm. Trouble With the Curve â€” Daily 3:45; 6:45; 9:20 plus Fri-Sun 12:45pm.
SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9 1405 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 www.regmovies.com
Argo â€” (Opens Fri) 11:30; 2:20; 5; 7:40; 10:25. Here Comes the Boom â€” (Opens Fri) 12; 3:20; 7; 9:30. Sinister â€” (Opens Fri) 12:30; 3:05; 6; 8:30 plus Fri-Sun 11am.
End of Watch â€” Wed-Thu 1:20; 4:15; 7:50; 10:30. Frankenweenieâ€”Wed-Thu 12; 12:45; 3:10; 4:45; 5:40; 8; 9:20; Fri-Wed 12:15; 4:45; 9:20. Frankenweenie 3D â€” Wed-Thu 2:30; 7; Fri-Wed 2:30; 7:10. Finding Nemo 3D â€” Wed-Thu 12:05; 2:45; 6:20; 9:15. Hotel Transylvania â€”Wed-Thu 12:25; 2:55; 5:15; 7:35; Fri-Wed 12:25; 2:55; 5:15; 7:35. Hotel Transylvania 3D â€” Daily 9:55pm. House at the End of the Street â€” Wed-Thu 1:10; 4; 7:25; 10:05. Pitch Perfect â€” Wed-Thu 12:15; 3; 7:05; 9:45; Fri-Wed 12:45; 3:30; 6:35; 9:45. Taken 2 â€” Wed-Thu 12:30; 1; 3; 3:50; 6; 8:20; 9:35 Fri-Wed 11:50; 1; 2:40; 3:50; 5:05; 6:50; 8; 9:35; 10:40. (No Sat 1pm)
The Big Lebowski â€” Thu 9pm.
CINELUX SCOTTS VALLEY STADIUM CINEMA 226 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 831.438.3260 www.cineluxtheatres.com
Argo â€” (Opens Fri) 11; 1:40; 4:20; 7:10; 10. Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 â€” (Opens Fri) 11:30; 2; 4:30; 7; 9:30. Here Comes the Boom â€” (Opens Fri) 11:20; 2; 4:40; 7:30; 10. Seven Psychopaths â€” (Opens Fri) 11:45; 2:20; 4:55; 7:40; 10:15. Sinister â€” (Opens Thu 10pm) 11:20; 2:40; 5:15; 7:45; 10:10. Arbitrage â€” Wed 7pm. Frankenweenie â€” Wed-Thu 11:55; 2:20; 4:30; 7:10; 9:30; Fri-Wed 2:10; 4:45; 6:45. Frankenweenie 3D â€” Wed-Thu 11:10; 1:40; 4; 6:30; 8:45; Fri-Wed 11:30; 9. End of Watch â€” Wed-Thu 11:15; 2; 4:45; 7:40; 10:15. Hotel Transylvania â€” Wed-Thu 11:30; 2:10; 4:15; 6:45; 9:15; Fri-Wed 11:45; 2; 4:30; 7. Hotel Transylvania 3D â€” Wed-Thu 11; 1:30; Fri-Wed 9:20pm. Looper â€” Wed-Thu 12:15; 3; 4:30; 7:15; 10; Fri-Wed 11:55; 1:45; 4:30; 7:20; 9:40. Pitch Perfect â€” Wed-Thu 11:20; 2; 4:40; 7:20; 10; Fri-Wed 11:10; 1:45; 4:20; 7; 10:10. Taken 2 â€” Wed-Thu 11:45; 12:45; 2:15; 3:15; 4:55; 5:45; 7:30; 8:15; 9:30; 10; FriWed 11:55 2:30; 4:55; 7:30; 10.
Trouble With the Curve â€” Wed-Thu 3:45; 7. Wonâ€™t Back Down â€” Wed-Thu 12:30; 9:45. The Exorcist â€” Wed-Thu 7pm.
GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com
Argo â€” (Opens Fri) 1:20; 4; 7:15; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:45am. Here Comes the Boom â€” (Opens Fri) 1:15; 3:45; 6:50; 9:30 plus 10:50am. Sinister â€” (Opens Fri) 1:15; 3:45; 6:50; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:50am. End of Watch â€” Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:45; 6:50; 9:45. Frankenweenie â€” Daily1; 7:15; 9:30. Frankenweenie 3D â€” Daily 3; 5:05 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Hotel Transylvania â€” Daily 1; 5:05; 9:30. Hotel Transylvania 3D â€” Daily 3; 7:15 plus Sat-Sun 11am. The House at the End of the Street â€” Wed-Thu 1:10; 3:45; 6:50; 9:45. Looper â€” Daily 1:20; 4; 7:15; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:45am. Pitch Perfect â€” Daily 1:15; 3:45; 6:50; 9:30 plus 10:50am. Trouble with the Curve â€” Wed-Thu 1:20; 4; 6:50. Taken 2 â€” Daily 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Wonâ€™t Back Down â€” Wed-Thu 9:30pm.
stylish, high-concept thriller they donâ€™t make any moreâ€”as in, the kind that makes you think. Gere plays a hedge fund magnate who gets himself in a lot of trouble, and has to consider what heâ€™s willing to do to get out of it. BACHELORETTE (R; 87 min.) Director-writer Leslye Headland jumps on the Hangover/Bridesmaids bandwagon with a seemingly darker comedy about Kirsten Dunst and some fellow bridemaids (who used to call the bride â€œpig faceâ€?) wreaking havoc. BELOVED (NR; 139 min.) French musical follows the soap-operaish stories of a mother and daughter across half a century, as played by real-life mother and daughter Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni. END OF WATCH (R; 109 min.) Itâ€™s end of watch for those who wondered what writerdirector David Ayer has been up to after a rather lengthy break between projects. Having written two of the best badcop movies in memory (Training Day and Dark Blue), heâ€™s gone with a couple of likable recruits this time, in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena (but then, could anyone make Jake Gyllenhaal unlikable?) Thanks to a routine traffic stop, they get on the bad side of some druglords. THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R; 102 min.) Revenge is a dish best served old as aging action stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris (among others) deliver some punches and explosions to honor the memory of a comrade brutally murdered. FINDING NEMO 3-D (G; 100 min.) Will be he easier or harder to find in 3-D? Hopefully not harder, because Albert Brooksâ€™ nerves are shot as it is. FRANKENWEENIE (PG; 87 min.) In a bit of a career slump of late, Tim Burton expands his early short about a re-animated dog (which basically got him fired from Disney) into a full-length animated feature. HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13; 100 min.) Thirty years of marriage have left Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) distant and bored, so they embark on an intensive weeklong counseling session geared to change all that. With Steve Carell. THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13; 101 min.) Several of the most famous exploitation flicks have â€œhouseâ€? in their titlesâ€”
â€œLast House on the Left,â€? â€œHouse on the Edge of the Park,â€? â€œLast House on Dead End Street.â€? So itâ€™s a pretty crowded horror housing market, but this Jennifer Lawrence hauntyhouse flick is going for more of an upscale puzzle-movie thing. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG; 91 min.) Adam Sandler and Addy Samberg team up for another movie, but this time itâ€™s animated and Sandlerâ€™s doing the voice of Dracula, so you donâ€™t really have to see or hear him. His count runs a hotel for monsters that is stumbled upon by a human boy. Wackiness ensues. LIBERAL ARTS (NR; 97 min.) 35-year-old Jesse returns to his alma mater for his former professorâ€™s retirement party and ultimately falls for a 19-year-old college student. LOOPER (R; 118 min.) Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hitman who specializes in rubbing out people sent back from the future (nope, close your checkbook, this doesnâ€™t actually exist yet). Guess who one of his targets turns out to be? If you said, â€œhis future self as played by Bruce Willis,â€? you have watched exactly enough Twilight Zone reruns in your life to guess every sci-fi premise. THE MASTER (R; 137 min.) Paul Thomas Andersonâ€™s most accomplished film to date tells of the partnership between a shell-shocked Navy vet of 1950 named Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) and a dapper, biggerthan-life fraud, Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). THE ORANGES (R; 90 min.) After a five-year absence, Nina Ostroff goes home for the holidays and begins an affair with her parentsâ€™ neighbor and best friend (Hugh Laurie). THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (PG13; 103 min.) I know, I know, it must be a short film. Ha ha. But apparently there are perks to be found in this story of two seniors who take an introverted freshman under their wing. PITCH PERFECT (PG13; 112 min.) When college freshman Becca joins her universityâ€™s a capella group in this Glee-like musical comedy, she injects some much-needed competitive spirit into the group. RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (R; 95 min.) Incredibly, this videogame film franchise is now five films in. Warning: director Paul W.S. Anderson will keep making them if you keep going to see them. Could this whole series be an Umbrella Corporation plot?
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Erin Justus Lampel Companion Bakers Bread baking seems a little bit like magic and a little bit like childâ€™s play. What do you find most intriguing about the act of making bread? Most
SIGN OF THE TIMES Chef Brian Brosenos at the Dream Innâ€™s Aquarius.
Age of Aquarius BY CHRISTINA WATERS
hef Brian Drosenosâ€™ new
menu for the Dream Innâ€™s beautiful restaurant is designed to win over (1) discerning diners; (2) cost-conscious diners; (3) visitors; and (4) locals. Priced well within the comfort zone of most inquiring foodies, the seasonally evolving menuâ€”which includes a choice tapas menu for enjoyment in the loungeâ€”is loaded with seasonal ideas, local organic ingredients and tons of vibrant flavor. And when youâ€™re sipping that mojito in the lounge, donâ€™t forget to look up and admire the surfboardlined ceiling. Chef Drosenos brings deep culinary background with major hotel groups to the post heâ€™s held since June, and already he has reimagined the menu, deepened the carnivore options and sourced local organic items from Route One Farms and El Salchichero. In the dining-room-in-progress, tables already offer more generous spacing and, of course, the matchless views of Steamers and
the glistening waves. We began our recent dinner with small tapas plates. One offered a perfect, plump, pan-seared sea scallop, joined by Greek yogurt dusted with black pepper, a fluff of arugula and thin slices of tart, salty preserved lemon. The incredible preserved lemon also made a guest appearance on a tapas plate of grilled prawns sided with smoky tomato jam. Beautiful starter plates both. Glasses of a deeply layered Beauregard 2010 estate Pinot Noir did the rest! The Pinot Noir, a generous pour for $16, showed the complexity and earthy spicing that characterizes the higher vineyards of this appellation.
Knockout Dish A colorful beet salad arrived next, a long line of yellow and red baby beets joined by dill sprouts, pistachios and dots of Laura Chenel goat cheese. But the knockout dish was an entree
intriguing is the fact that bread making requires the skill of paying attention to detail, and relaxing into the repetition of the process. I marvel at how old a tradition it is for many cultures to bake bread for their communities. Famously, bakers rise before dawnâ€”is that still true? What are the most important steps in making bread? Yes, still true! The most
important step is patience and precise measurements when scaling out ingredients. I suppose every step is important from scaling ingredients to mixing to shaping to fermentation and lastly baking of the loaves! What makes your round seeded sourdough loaves so incredible?
The seeds! They are super tasty, especially when toasted! How do you juggle having a family with the commitment to an artisanal business? Committing to an artisanal business for my family
means to make our business part of our family, from our employees to the daily tasks. Itâ€™s completely a way of life, and you have to embrace it that way! We are about to bring our own little baker into the world very soon in November, so we will see how family life fits into the bakeshop. Iâ€™m expecting a great fit!
of succulent, rare hanger steak, crowned with a vinegary chimichurri sauce that played brilliantly against the buttery flavors of the beef. The beef slices were arranged across a field of tiny multi-colored organic carrots, which were supported by exceptional mashed potatoes. The Argentinean specialty sauce blends parsley, oregano, peppers, garlic, oil and vinegar, and invites tinkering with in your own kitchen. The
stellar beef entree was as much as two people could consume for $22. Incredible. Memorable sourdough was served with both olive oil and little rosettes of butter. At sunset, this view is hard to beat. Shimmering waves, longboard veterans out catching slow ridesâ€”priceless. On Thursdays, a jazz trio romances the lounge starting at 3:30. Aquarius, 175 West Cliff Drive, should be your next reservation. 0
Diners Guide 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.
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Ambrosia India Bistro Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a 207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610 comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. www.ambrosiaib.com
8017 Soquel Dr, 831.688.1233
7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987
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 7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465 meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.
CAPITOLA $ Capitola
All day breakfast. Burgers, gyros, sandwiches and 45 flavors of 104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888 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
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 203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900 and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.
SANTA CRUZ $$ Acapulco Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best Santa Cruz 1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588 fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. $$$ Le Cigare Volant Santa Cruz 328 Ingalls St, 831.425.6771
Featuring vibrant, seasonally driven cuisine that pairs effortlessly with Bonny Doon Vineyard wines. Menu changes weekly to spotlight the freshest, local, organic and biodynamic ingredients. Bring friends, meet new ones, and dine ensemble, while embracing community and cuisine.
$ Charlie Hong Kong California organic meets Southeast Asian street food. Organic Santa Cruz 1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664 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 $$ The Crepe Place Crepes and more. Featuring the spinach crepe and Tunisian Santa Cruz 1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994 donut. Full bar. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-midnight. $$
Crowâ€™s Nest Seafood. Fresh seafood, shellfish, Midwestern aged beef, pasta Santa Cruz 2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560 specialties, abundant salad bar. Kids menu and nightly entertainment. Harbor & Bay views. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ Gabriella Cafe Santa Cruz 910 Cedar St., 831.457.1677
Califormia-Italian. Fresh from farmersâ€™ markets organic vegetables, local seafood, grilled steaks, frequent duck and rabbit, famous CHICKEN GABRIELLA, legendary local wine list, romantic mission-style setting with patio, quiet side street.
Hindquarter Americana. Ribs, steaks and burgers are definitely the stars. $$ Santa Cruz 303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770 Full bar. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm. $$ Hoffmanâ€™s California/full-service bakery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. â€œBest Santa Cruz 1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135 Eggs Benedict in Town.â€? Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Halfprice appetizers; wines by the glass. Daily 8am-9pm. $$
Hulaâ€™s Island Grill â€™60s Vegas meets â€™50s Waikiki. Amazing dining experience in Santa Cruz 221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852 kitchy yet swanky tropical setting. Fresh fish, great steaks, vegetarian. Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close.
Santa Cruz 418 Front St, 831.325-3633
$$ Johnnyâ€™s Harborside Santa Cruz 493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430
Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering, culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday 11:30-9pm. Special events most Sundays.
Seafood/California. Fresh catch made your way! Plus many other wonderful menu items. Great view. Full bar. Happy hour Mon-Fri. Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm. Open daily.
La Posta Italian. La Posta serves Italian food made in the old styleâ€” $$$ Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782 simple and delicious. Wed-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-9:30pm and Sun 5-8pm. $$ Louieâ€™s Cajun Kitchen Santa Cruz 110 Church St., 831.429.2000
$$ Olitas Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. Santa Cruz 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393 $$ Pacific Thai Thai. Individually prepared with the freshest ingredients, Santa Cruz 1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700 plus ambrosia bubble teas, shakes. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9:30pm. $ Pono Hawaiian Grill Santa Cruz 120 Union St, 831.426.pono
Santa Cruz 555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321
Authentic Hawaiian Island Cuisine! Featuring â€œThe Reefâ€? tropical bar. Large outdoor patio. Variety of poke, wraps, salads, vegetarian, all entrees under $10! â€œAloha Fridays,â€? Hawaiian music and hula! Open 11-10pm Sun-Wed,11-11pm Thur-Sat!
Italian-American. Mouthwatering, generous portions, friendly service and the best patio in town. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am, dinner nightly at 5pm.
$$ Santa Cruz Mtn. Brewery California / Brewpub. Enjoy a handcrafted organic ale in the Santa Cruz 402 Ingalls Street, Ste 27 taproom or the outdoor patio while you dine on Bavarian pretzels, 831.425.4900 a bowl of french fries, Santa Cruzâ€™s best fish tacos and more. Open everday noon until 10pm. Food served until 7pm.
Soif Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and $$ Santa Cruz 105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020 flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Dinner MonThu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 4-9pm; retail shop Mon 5pmclose, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close. $$ Woodstock s Pizza Santa Cruz 710 Front St, 831.427.4444
Pizza. Pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, wings, desserts, beers on tap. Patio dining, sports on HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups and catering. Open and delivering Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Sun 11am-midnight.
SCOTTS VALLEY $ Heavenly Cafe American. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Large parties Scotts Valley 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd, 831.335.7311 welcome. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:15pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:45pm. $ Jia Tella s Scotts Valley 5600 #D Scotts Valley Dr, 831.438.5005
Cambodian. Fresh kebabs, seafood dishes, soups and noodle bowls with a unique Southeast Asian flair. Beer and wine available. Patio dining. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.
SOQUEL $$ Soquel
El Chipotle Taqueria
Mexican. Open for breakfast. We use no lard in our menu and 4724 Soquel Dr, 831.477.1048 make your food fresh daily. We are famous for our authentic ingredients such as traditional mole from Oaxaca. Lots of vegetarian options. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, weekends 8am-9pm.
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Laissez les bons temps rouler at this cool, funky Nâ€™awlins-style celebration of food, libations and bluesy sounds. Start with a Hurricane as you peruse our menu of serious cajun goodness.
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GARDEN DELIGHT WITH AN OCEAN VIEW Permits appr Permits approved oved ffor or 2,500 SF house & work shop. p Create Create your y workshop. dr eam home in a good dream Peacefully neighborhood! Peacefully private, pretty pretty Meadowlike setting. Potential Potential horse property. property. Good well with solar pump. Close to Aptos Village. Good A ccess, Easy terrain. terrain. Access, P ower at street. street. Private: Power LLocked ocked gate. Shown by appointment only.Â only. Broker Broker will help show. show. Offered Offered at $396,000. Call Debbie @ $396,000.Â Call Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408395-5754 408-395-5754 www .donnerland.com d l d www.donnerland.com
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