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A locally-owned newspaper 877 Cedar St, Suite 147, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831.457.9000 (phone) 831.457.5828 (fax) Santa Cruz Weekly, incorporating Metro Santa Cruz, is available free of charge, limited to one copy per reader. Additional copies of the current issue of Santa Cruz Weekly may be purchased for $1, payable at the Santa Cruz Weekly office in advance. Santa Cruz Weekly may be distributed only by Santa Cruz Weekly’s authorized distributors. No person may, without permission of Metro Publishing, Inc., take more than one copy of each Santa Cruz Weekly issue. Subscriptions: $65/six months, $125/one year. Entire contents © 2012 Metro Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form prohibited without publisher’s written permission. Unsolicited material should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope; Santa Cruz Weekly is not responsible for the return of such submissions. Printed at a LEED-certified facility Our affiliates:

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Send letters to Santa Cruz Weekly, letters@santacruz.com or to Attn: Letters, 877 Cedar St. Suite 147. Include city and phone number or email address. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity or factual inaccuracies known to us.

EDITORIAL EDITOR TRACI HUKILL (thukill@santacruzweekly.com) STAFF WRITERS JACOB PIERCE (jpierce@santacruzweekly.com) RICHARD VON BUSACK (richard@santacruzweekly.com) CONTRIBUTING EDITOR CHRISTINA WATERS POETRY EDITOR ROBERT SWARD PROOFREADER GABRIELLA WEST EDITORIAL INTERN JUAN GUZMAN CONTRIBUTORS ROB BREZSNY, PAUL M. DAVIS, MICHAEL S. GANT, JOE GARZA, ANDREW GILBERT, MARIA GRUSAUSKAS, JORY JOHN, CAT JOHNSON, STEPHEN KESSLER, KELLY LUKER, SCOTT MACCLELLAND, AVERY MONSEN STEVE PALOPOLI, PAUL WAGNER

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FACTS, PLEASE RECENTLY I read an article on the plight of Soquel High trying to get a disc golf course at Anna Jean Cummings Park (“Projectiles in Flight,” Currents, March 21). Today I read a response to that article (“Use DeLaveaga,” Posts, March 28). The response was totally incorrect Regarding Pinto Lake, the disc golf community has re-energized the park opening up trails for the public to use and share. There are more people using this part of the park then ever before. It is safe and open and we encourage the community to come out and enjoy this beautiful piece of property. DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course is world-

renowned. It is in a part of the park that was used for off-road vehicles and illegal dumping. The disc golfers cleaned it up and created one of Santa Cruz’s most successful volunteer projects to date bringing thousands of dollars and unlimited recreational experiences for our community not only to individuals but families likewise. I also noticed that the statement was signed “Soquelite.” It is easy for people to say things and not be accountable when they don’t actually sign their name. Tom Schot Santa Cruz County

Ed’s note: The author designed the DeLaveaga and Pinto Lake disc golf courses.

BIG 3-D DREAMS YOUR article on desktop manufacturing/3D printing (“The Fabrication Revolution,” Cover story, March 21) caught me right where I live. The people suspicious about my warehouse operation think I’m doing pot, but I’m not. I’m making my own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by the thousands (all the wraps I get from China by the boatload) on my big machine that reads right off my cell phone. The only problem was finding Milton Hershey’s exact degree of sourness for the milk in the chocolate. And I’ve got bigger plans: A big Mercedes and a Steinway concert grand. Later a yacht and palace. And I’d like to copy Scarlett Johansson, but I’d need her spit to make her image, so will have to find a napkin she’s left behind somewhere. In a couple years, when I’ve got a more sophisticated setup, I’m going to get some old DNA and try my hand at Nefertiti, Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe. Getting set up may be costly, but then again, with the right raw materials, I’ll never have to buy anything ever again. Why should I when I can make everything I want on my own?

DESIGN DIRECTOR KARA BROWN PRODUCTION OPERATIONS COORDINATOR MERCY PEREZ GRAPHIC DESIGNER TABI ZARRINNAAL EDITORIAL PRODUCTION SEAN GEORGE AD DESIGNERS JENNY OATEY, DIANNA VANEYCKE

DISPLAY ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES ALICE COLBY (alice@santacruz.com) ILANA RAUCH-PACKER (ilana@santacruz.com)

PUBLISHER DEBRA WHIZIN

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE EDITOR DAN PULCRANO

Richard Lynde Watsonville

CORRECTION Due to an editing error in last week’s news story about fracking (“Under Pressure,” Currents), we inaccurately described the Monterey County area where the Bureau of Land Management wants to lease land for oil exploration. It is near Hames Valley, not in it. We regret the error.


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What’s your pet peeve?

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That’s a question for another day, and another personal assistant. What brought you to Santa Cruz?

No comment. What are you reading?

I’m just a humble virtual assistant! Do you have a clean or messy desk?

This is about you, not me.

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What’s your fantasy alternative career?

Siri, what do you do for a living?

I’m not allowed to divulge that information.

I don’t really like talking about myself.

What do you do in your free time? Name something you are excited about.

Let me think about that … it’s 1:23.

If you insist. What’s your favorite street? I insist.

Sorry. I don’t understand “I insist.”

It’s nice of you to ask. Now … Can I help you with something? TO SEE AND BE SEEN Spectators at Steamer Lane photographed by Lance Miller. ) submit your cruzscapes photo to publiceye@santacruz.com (

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A Classic Example Cooking dinner on a Wednesday night, I tune in to public radio, actual airwaves, imagine that, not my private device with my private songs hermetically piped into my pre-programmed head, but unpredictable, possibly unfamiliar music streaming out of an antique boom box set on the counter, its antenna pulling in a sexy signal, violins guiding the rhythm of my chopping as the greens are prepared for the castiron skillet and an improvised omelet takes shape under my watchful hands and listening eyes. I know the DJ, his name is Dale; decades ago he delivered a load of kindling to my old farmhouse outside Soquel, a carload of cedar shingles torn off his house and about to start a winter’s worth

of fires in mine. How we are still alive these ages later I can’t explain, but the sounds of his weekly show on KUSP reliably warm my kitchen as I stir the pasta into the boiling water or toss an ensalada de la casa. I relish hearing how news is overruled, Dvorak and Rodrigo testifying with strings to their passions transcending history, tragedy, language—melodies leaping and keeping time—or some pianist’s fingers pronouncing sounds like the speech of nightingales, unrepeatable, because even though the notes are written and recorded, this moment is temporary, this garlic clove crushed uniquely under the knife blade, this onion’s pungent crescents now sliced just so, this olive oil can only be poured this

once while this Prokofiev sonata simmers in the background or a Schumann concerto shimmers like candles on an intimate table where some special occasion is celebrated. This must be how music nourishes, feeding us through the ears as we gaze in each other’s eyes and taste what we’ve made over the years and in the presence of the present, its gift unwrapped on our plates to be savored as we are serenaded by a radio. I couldn’t have foreseen the arrival of these sounds until the surprise of their streaming from the speakers into the heat of our appetites, nor could we have known these classical harmonies before we composed this meal. Stephen Kessler


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Some journalists think they were targeted—and should have been protected—for covering Occupy BY JACOB PIERCE

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AFTER surveying the December damage to a vacant bank building owned by Wells Fargo that included graffiti, broken cameras and damaged ceiling tiles, investigators from Santa Cruz Police Department went to work. They came up with a preliminary list of 12 suspects—out of more than 75 who passed through the building—involved in the threeday occupation of 75 River Street. Police handed their list over to county District Attorney Bob Lee’s office, and Lee’s office served 11 warrants to suspects in February. Among the suspects were

Bradley Stuart Allen and Alex Darocy, both of whom say they were acting as journalists for IndyBay.org, an open-source news website with an anti-authoritarian slant. After the dust of the occupation settled last year, Police Chief Kevin Vogel thanked occupiers for ending the protest peacefully but vowed prosecution was on the way. “It is our intent to work with the District Attorney’s office to identify those that are responsible and hold them accountable for the trespass,” Vogel wrote in a Dec. 8 letter. Both photojournalist Allen and Darocy, a videographer, claim they were not participating in

the protest but simply acting as reporters covering the news. “I feel like the police and DA are coming after me personally for my 10 years as a volunteer for IndyMedia,” says Allen, who has written online stories that were at times critical of Santa Cruz police. Some of Allen’s less edgy pictures have been picked up by various publications, including the Santa Cruz Sentinel, which ran one of his photos on its cover in 2006. Allen, a substitute teacher for the past six years, has been unable to renew his teaching credentials since they expired Mar. 1. Ben Rice, Allen’s attorney, has argued that his client’s charges

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should be dropped because he, along with Darocy, was acting as a journalist and didn’t participate in the protest at the 75 River building. “Bradley has been involved in important stories for 10 years, and we gave the judge numerous examples of his work. In none of his photojournalism was he doing anything than other than reporting,” Rice says, citing his client’s coverage following Hurricane Katrina in both New Orleans and Houston. The Society of Professional Journalists filed a letter on behalf of Allen shortly before his March preliminary hearing, as did the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press. “Mr. Allen is a photojournalist and National Press Photographers Association member whose involvement in alleged criminal activity has amounted to no more than coverage of a newsworthy event,” wrote Lucy A. Dalgish, executive director for the Reporters Committee. Assistant District Attorney Rebekah Young doesn’t see it that way and says a reporter’s resumé is no excuse for trespassing. “At the end of the day it really doesn’t matter,” Young says. “You could be Walter Cronkite and still be prosecuted. You could be the editorin-chief for the New York Times.” The so-called “Santa Cruz 11” facing charges also include Becky Johnson and Robert Norse, both of whom claim that they, too, are journalists. Norse, a local agitator and bathrobe-wearing activist, says he’s hosted a show on Free Radio Santa Cruz, an unlicensed pirate radio station, for 15 years. He’s also written for Street Spirit, a San Francisco paper focused on homeless issues, and IndyBay, a subsidiary of the international Independent Media Center.

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ACCUSED IndyBay photographer Bradley Stuart Allen outside 75 River St. in downtown Santa Cruz. He faces charges of trespassing and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Of the three charges Allen still faces, one is a felony. While the first amendment does offer journalists some protections, San Francisco media lawyer Jim Wagstaffe says it has limitations. “The first amendment’s not a hunting license,” Wagstaffe says. Wagstaffe says his firm has won several cases in which he was able to prove his journalist defendants’ innocence because they provided important coverage and were not doing anything illegal besides trespassing. But all of those were on public property, and he says private property is different. Says Wagstaffe, “I’ve never seen a case that holds that there’s a newsgathering constitutional right to trespass on private property.” 0

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In an age when anyone with a smart phone can snap a picture and write a blog, various people have different views on what it means to be a journalist—and whether or not simply writing about the news is enough. An anonymous news post on IndyBay says Allen and company weren’t the only reporters in the building. That story links to a Santa Cruz Sentinel photograph that looks like it was taken inside the building. The post suggests there’s a double standard for traditional newspaper journalists versus those who write for free websites. The Sentinel photo credits staff photographer Shmuel Thaler. Journalists may not be actually entitled to special rights when it comes to trespassing on private property. That’s according to the handbook from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, one of the groups that wrote a letter on behalf of Allen. The handbook reads, “Reporters do not have a right to knowingly trespass just because they are covering the news.” Executive director Dalgish acknowledges that reporters don’t have a separate right to duck under

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‘You could be Walter Cronkite and still be prosecuted. You could be the editorin-chief for the New York Times.’

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Johnson is also an IndyBay contributor. Both the SCPD and the DA’s office have brushed off rumors that cops stamped a red bullseye on the backs of opinionated journalists. In any case, Young says she doesn’t think of online contributors, such as Darocy and Allen, as reporters. “I believe they function more as the media arm of the [occupying] organization than traditional journalists. But frankly it doesn’t matter,” Young says, arguing that they were trespassing regardless. At Allen’s and Darocy’s preliminary hearing last month, the judge dismissed charges against the two for felony vandalism. The judge did not dismiss three other charges for conspiracy to commit a crime and two counts of misdemeanor trespassing.

yellow tape and go where everyone else can’t. “We’re praying for leniency,” she says. “We’re not saying, ‘You can’t get this guy on anything.’ We’re asking you to dismiss the charges, or at least felony charges.”


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A rare window to the sandhills opens in April

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FEW READERS of Sunset Magazine know that the publication was started by Southern Pacific Railroad as a promotional gimmick to persuade East Coast residents to visit the West Coast. It flopped at first, but eventually Laurence Lane, a former Midwestern farmer, purchased the magazine with the idea of turning it into a West Coast version of Better Homes and Gardens, and Sunset was on its way. Even as the magazine became a success, Larry Lane never forgot his agrarian roots, and during the Depression the Lanes purchased a ranch on some 300 acres in a valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains for about $7,000. It was to be their weekend getaway. They named it Quail Hollow Ranch. Now part of the Santa Cruz County Parks system, Quail Hollow Ranch fills a unique educational niche. The ranch house has been restored to appear as it did when the Lanes lived

there during the 1950s. Back then the Lanes used the house, the gardens, the kitchen and even the stables as a way to practice what their magazine preached, coming up with beautiful but simple and functional designs, arrangements and even menus. For example, today we don’t think it unusual to combine a kitchen and dining room so they comprise a single space near a window, to let the outdoors in. But back when the Lanes did so at Quail Hollow Ranch, it was a novelty. Subsequent owners sold the ranch to the county in 1986, and the Lane family endowed it with funds to support ongoing education and community activities. Today Lee Summers, a parks system interpreter, oversees all of the activities at Quail Hollow and is responsible for much of the restoration work and historic displays within the ranch house itself. Summers has been at the job for 12 years and considers the park “a unique jewel.” Most visitors come to Quail Hollow Ranch not because of the

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farmhouse or cultural history but because of the land itself. More than four miles of trails for hikers provide beautiful views of the valley and mountains. The ranch sits partly on sandhills, which several million years ago lay under the ocean until the land uplifted to form the Santa Cruz Mountains. This unique habitat can be found nowhere else on earth. The ranch’s website notes that there are some 15 discrete habitats, which include the pond, evergreen forests, redwoods and grasslands, all home to rare and in some cases endangered species of flora and fauna, like the Santa Cruz wallflower, Ben Lomond buckwheat and the Mount Hermon June beetle. Areas in the valley where endangered species thrive are offlimits to visitors year-round, except on Sundays in the month of April. Most visitors may not know it’s a constant struggle to maintain the special ecological balance in the valley’s unique environment; more than 60 volunteers work to protect it.

TREK TO THE FORBIDDEN SANDHILLS Every Sunday in April, 10am12:30pm Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Rd, Felton Free, but reservations recommended. 831.335.9348

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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Four tours this month lead visitors to the sensitive sandhills at Quail Hollow Ranch.

“We have endangered species of wildf lowers that would be wiped out if we didn’t have volunteers clearing out the French broom,” says Linda Broadman, a parttime registered nurse who has volunteered at the ranch for 10 years. French Broom is a pretty yellow f lowering plant that was introduced in California as an ornamental but is now encroaching on native species. “No one knew any better when they introduced it,” she says. “It’s lovely, but it is nonnative and acts like a bully, competing with the plants that are there.” Some volunteers, like herpetologist Paul Haskins, are specialists. “I’ve always had a passion not for the warm and fuzzy creatures but the slimy and scaly ones, and I’ve spent most of my life discovering their secrets,” says Haskins. He hosts a Herp Walk on the first Sundays of the month, December through May, when children can have a hands-on experience with different species of salamanders, frogs, turtles and lizards. Several years ago Haskins identified a special ecological problem at the ranch’s pond that affected the Western Pond Turtle, a sensitive species. The turtles need to sunbathe, which they traditionally did on the shores of the pond. Hoskins noticed that the small sunbathing turtles were vulnerable there to predators like the large-mouthed bass and bullfrogs. So he had a f loating basking log put in the middle of the pond so the turtles could climb on it and sunbathe without fear—just another amenity for those lucky enough to reside at Quail Hollow Ranch.

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DARRYL “Flea” Virostko needs a house, preferably near the waves, hopefully with sports equipment. Not for himself, but for the greater good. The big wave surf legend behind FleaHab, a support program for recovering addicts, says he’s reached the point where he realizes he could help more people if FleaHab had four walls, a roof and a few beds. “I get people coming to me every couple days, saying, ‘I need to get my brother in FleaHab,’ you know, all the time, and I can’t do anything about it,” he says. “That’s what’s hard. It’s hard to start from nothing and rent a house, but we’re at the point where we’re just going to raise enough money to get a small house and start from there.” That’s a long way from where Virostko was three and a half years ago, when he drove himself, high on crystal meth and saturated with a half gallon of vodka, to rehab. At the time he was 37 and not even sure he’d be able to get himself clean, let alone help others shake free of the jaws of addiction. But that’s exactly when FleaHab, was born. The program reminds addicts how to get high the healthy way: on rushes of blood, oxygen and endorphins. It’s a high Virostko says people lose touch with when they’re addicted, and one he’s hell-

LET FLEADOM RING Flea Virostko’s message of mental health through surfing and other sports has found a receptive audience around these parts. bent on reintroducing them to, whatever it takes. “Like this one kid did FleaHab and I brought him surfing a couple times and he wasn’t that into it,” said Flea, his brown eyes darting towards some storm clouds hanging over the Westside on a morning way too rainy and cold even for selfproclaimed surf addicts to shimmy into a wetsuit. “I go, ‘What did you used to like to do?’ and he said, ‘Well, I used to play tennis,’ and then he was smokin’ me, every game he was just kicking my ass, but it was fun to see that come out of him again, he’d serve the ball and ace me and be all psyched. That’s what I love to do,” says Virostko. Still just a blueprint in his mind, FleaHab’s sober living environment has a “positive and

healthy inf luence on everyone” and rests on the firm foundation of his own sobriety, which he thanks for the ability to live every day to its fullest potential, without the ups and downs caused by addiction—an inspiring notion for anybody who has ever fought the “I’ll never waste another day being hung over again” battle. FleaHab’s house, which he would like to see materialize close to the Westside swells, also comes with a full arsenal of community-donated sports equipment, from bikes to tennis racquets to, of course, surf boards. “It’s [surfing] is the first thing I like to do with someone just because it’s out of the ordinary for them,” he says, “and just getting in the ocean is nice. And then you’re away from all this, and all of a

sudden four dolphins pop up and just swim by, or a whale blows, people aren’t used to that. Or an otter comes up with a big crab and starts eating a crab right in front of these people who have never seen that. As surfers we just take it for granted because we see it every single day, but for someone who’s coming from Fresno or something like that, it’s really cool for them,” he says. Later that day, I blow the dust off my running shoes, take a deep breath and hit the rain-covered pavement.

To learn more about FleaHab’s Zumba dance party fundraiser planned for May, visit FleaHab.org.

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CONTRIBUTORS Written by Alex Gilrane, Juan Guzman, Traci Hukill, Kate Jacobson, Jory John, Cat Johnson, Jacob Pierce and Christina Waters Illustration by Doug Ross

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This week we tip our hats to the best of what Santa Cruz has to offer. The fashionable cocktail lounge, the venerable date night institution, the yoga studio everybody loves, the cutting-edge graphic thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given downtown a fresh edgeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it all gets props in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue. The winners of the 2012 Reader Survey are listed in these pages, along with opinionated writeups from our often insightful, occasionally insufferable writers and editors. We hope readers will enjoy the issue and maybe even use it to discover some new favorites.

Food & Drink ............................................19 Art & Culture ........................................... 41 Music & Nightlife ................................... 46 Health & Recreation ............................. 56 Shopping & Services ............................ 68 Community Life ..................................... 86


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BEST BAGEL

Aptos St. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos. 831.662.1721

The Bagelry

Brunoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ

320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8049 1636 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.8550 4763 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.462.9888

230 G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.438.2227

Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1411 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.454.9555

Main Street Bagel 1475 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.477.9919

BEST BAKERY The Buttery 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.3020

Gayleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery & Rosticceria 504 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.462.1200

Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s French Bakery 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9059

BEST BARBECUE Coleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2590 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4424

BEST BAR FOOD The Parish Publick House 841 Almar Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.0507

515 Kitchen and Cocktails 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5051

The Red Restaurant and Bar 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1913

BEST BREAD Gayleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery & Rosticceria 504 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.462.1200

Companion Bakeshop 2341 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.252.2253

Beckmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old World Bakery 104 Bronson St #6, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9242

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BEST BREAKFAST

BEST BREAKFAST

COUNTYWIDE

SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Walnut Avenue CafĂŠ

Heavenly CafĂŠ

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.2725

1210 Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.335.7311

Zacharyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.0646

Harbor CafĂŠ 35 7th Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.4948

BEST BREAKFAST SANTA CRUZ

Walnut Avenue CafĂŠ 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.2725

Zacharyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.0646

Harbor CafĂŠ 35 7th Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.4948

BEST BREAKFAST APTOS/SOQUEL

Silver Spur 2650 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.475.2725

Red Apple CafĂŠ 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd #15, Aptos. 831.685.1224

Sunrise CafĂŠ 4718 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.462.0466

Rockys Cafe 6560 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.4637

Auntie Mameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3103 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.1840

BEST BREAKFAST WATSONVILLE

Red Apple CafĂŠ 589 Auto Center Dr, Watsonville. 831.761.9551

Wooden Nickel 1819 Freedom Blvd, Freedom. 831.724.2600

Beach Street Diner 435 W Beach St, Watsonville. 831.761.0544

BEST BURGER COUNTYWIDE

Betty Burgers 505 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8190 1000 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.5901 1222 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.600.7056

burger. 1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5300

BEST BREAKFAST

Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

CAPITOLA

202 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4421

Gayleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery & Rosticceria 504 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.462.1200

Cliff CafĂŠ 815 41st Ave, Santa Cruz.831.476.1214

BEST BURGER SANTA CRUZ

Betty Burgers Multiple locations

Cook House 706 Capitola Ave Ste A, Capitola. 831.476.5519

BEST PARKED VAN IN WHICH TO EAT A BASIC BREAKFAST

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Paulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A specific category, yes, but an important one nonetheless. See, the light yellow â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s-era Dodge van parked outside Paulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is rigged for your dining pleasure. From hardwood floors and condiment table to a folded-up futon mattress and massage beads on the front seats, you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really eaten eggs until youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried them in a van. Sure, the Tigerpaw tires are a bit flat and some rust is creeping over the exterior, but step inside and you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a road trip to the movie Dazed and Confused. Got a group? The Dodge can seat five, allowing you to sit back, relax, adopt a McConaughey-esque Southern drawl (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fight it) and leisurely chow down on Paulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patented $2.99 Basic Breakfast: eggs, potatoes and toast. Going solo? There are plenty of VHS tapes on surfers and surfingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which is popular around these partsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;along with a small TV/VCR, which seems appropriate. The best part: Now you can use the pickup line â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you ever eaten breakfast in a van?â&#x20AC;? and have it mean something. Try it, people. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to finish this Goldie without proclaiming that Paulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nostalgia-inducing breakfast spot is absolutely vantastic. (JJ) 3500 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.464.0741


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1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5300

13040 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. 831.338.7882

Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Brunoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ

202 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4421

230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.438.2227

BEST BURGER APTOS/SOQUEL

Aptos Burger

BEST BURGER WATSONVILLE

106 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.688.1282

Wooden Nickel

Carpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

1819 Freedom Blvd, Freedom. 831.724.2600

2400 Porter St, Soquel. 831.476.6260

The Green Valley Grill

AJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market

972 Main St, Watsonville. 831.264.4463

5955 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831479.0399

Red Apple CafĂŠ

BEST BURGER CAPITOLA

Betty Burgers

589 Auto Center Dr, Watsonville. 831.761.9551

BEST BURRITO COUNTYWIDE

1000 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.475.5901

Tacos Moreno

Chiliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

1053 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6095 1601 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.464.8810 UCSC, Merrill College. 831.459.5078

1855 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.462.1813

Dharma 4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola. 831.462.1717

BEST BURGER SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grille 4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.2244

Taqueria Vallarta 608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.8226 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.471.2655 893 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.464.7022 6272 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.4264

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Planet Fresh 1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9799

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BEST BURRITO SANTA CRUZ

Tacos Moreno 1053 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6095 UCSC, Merrill College. 831.459.5078

Taqueria Vallarta 608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.8226 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.471.2655

Planet Fresh 1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9799

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Los Gallos Taqueria 18 Victor Sq Ste A, Scotts Valley. 831.439.9803

Maya 3115 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.7004

BEST BURRITO WATSONVILLE

Super Taqueria 720 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.1565

El Frijolito 11 Alexander St, Watsonville. 831.724.8823

BEST BURRITO

Jalisco Restaurant

APTOS/SOQUEL

618 Main St, Watsonville. 831.728.9080

Sofiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taqueria 112 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.688.1417

BEST CALAMARI

Los Gordos

Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest

7488 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.0911

2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560

Taqueria La CabaĂąa

India Joze

3070 Porter St, Soquel. 831.477.1430

418 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.325.3633

BEST BURRITO

Riva Fish House

CAPITOLA

31 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1223

Tacos Moreno 1601 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.464.8810

BEST CHEAP EATS

Taqueria Vallarta

Charlie Hong Kong

893 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.464.7022

1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.5664

Chipotle

El Palomar Taco Bar

1955 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.295.6076

1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7575

BEST BURRITO SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Taqueria Vallarta Multiple locations

Taqueria Vallarta 6272 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.4264 ¨ 27

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Surfrider Cafe Always choose the homemade sourdough bun, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the fries. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to finish them because your six-dollar burger will be so massive and heartrending that even avocado fries or onion rings on top is pushing it. Nothing tastes better after a hard day of surfing or rock climbing or shopping or eating ice cream than organic beef piled so high that only the Mouth of Sauron could take a full bite of it. (KJ) 429 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.713.5258

DRIPPIEST BURRITO JalapeĂąos Taqueria A super burrito from this dive, which you have probably walked past 100 times, is about the soggiest kind you can buy without actually having the whole creation dunked in enchilada sauce. The tasty chicken mole burritos, as well as creative recipes like Chicken Nitza (marinaded with orange juice and soy sauce), are moist and messy. So donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to bring a change of clothes and fresh socks. In a worst-case scenario, the Ultramat laundry joint, another local hangout, is found conveniently just down the street. (JP) 206 Laurel St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.0159


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BEST CHINESE FOOD Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Mei 2316 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.8458

Little Shanghai 1010 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.2460

Panda Inn 738 Rio Del Mar Blvd #5, Aptos. 831.688.8620

BEST COFFEEHOUSE COUNTYWIDE

Verve Coffee Roasters 816 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.7776 104 Bronson St, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8141 1540 Pacific St, Santa Cruz. 831.600.7784

Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting 1330 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.459.0100

BEST COFFEEHOUSE APTOS/SOQUEL

The Ugly Mug 4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.477.1341

Aptos Coffee Roasting Company

LUNCH

19 Rancho Del Mar Ste A, Aptos. 831.685.0100

Tuesday - Friday 12:00 to 2:00

Pacific Coffee Roasting

BEST COFFEEHOUSE Verve Coffee Roasters 816 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.7776

1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9804 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.5858 Kiosk, 911 Soquel Ave (Whole Foods parking lot), Santa Cruz.

Coffeetopia

1330 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.459.0100

BEST COFFEEHOUSE SANTA CRUZ

Verve Coffee Roasters 104 Bronson St, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8141 1540 Pacific St, Santa Cruz. 831.600.7784

Lulu Carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9804 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.5858 Kiosk, 911 Soquel Ave (Whole Foods parking lot), Santa Cruz.

Monday - Friday 5:00 to 9:00 Saturday 4:00 to 10:00 Closed Sundays

CAPITOLA

Lulu Carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting

DINNER

7554 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.685.2520

CALL- AHEAD SEATING In an effort to help manage wait times, call Monday through Saturday at (831) 425-2288 after 11:00 am on the day you would like to come in for dinner and ask to be added to our call-ahead list.

3701 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.477.1940

Peetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee and Tea 819 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.316.5040

BEST COFFEEHOUSE SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

White Raven

1116 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz (between Seabright Avenue and Cayuga Street)

6253 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.3611

(831) 425-2288

Coffee Cat 255 Mount Hermon Rd Ste A, Scotts Valley. 831.439.0700

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BEST COFFEEHOUSE WATSONVILLE

Second Street CafĂŠ

READER SURVEY

Oswald 121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7427

515 Kitchen & Cocktails 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5051

28 2nd St, Watsonville. 831.724.7500

Starbucks Multiple locations

The Coffee Shop 912 E Lake Ave, Watsonville. 831.722.5047

BEST COOKIES

BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT APTOS/SOQUEL

Bittersweet Bistro 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos. 831.662.9799

CafĂŠ Sparrow

Pacific Cookie Company

8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos. 831.688.6238

1203 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6905

CafĂŠ Cruz

The Buttery

2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.3020

Gayleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery & Rosticceria 504 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.462.1200

BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT CAPITOLA

BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

Shadowbrook

COUNTYWIDE

Paradise Beach Grille

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

Shadowbrook

215 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.476.4900

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

Bella Roma

CafĂŠ Cruz

316 Capitola Ave, Capitola. 831.464.2608

2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

Gabriella CafĂŠ

BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.1677

SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

13300 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek. 831.338.6441

SANTA CRUZ

Gabriella CafĂŠ

Scopazziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Lounge Oak Tree Ristorante 5447 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.5551

910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.1677

BEST DEAL

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Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza and Subs Every Friday and Saturday $3 will get you a pint and a slice of cheese pizza, or $12 will get you more pizza and beer than can be finished comfortably. The giant slice is usually $2.50, so on $3 days a Sierra Nevada, Humboldt Hemp Ale or some other pint from a respectable brewery is FIFTY CENTS. They should open a gas station out back so the pump man can fill â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;er up for a nickel. (KJ) 1207 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.713.5650

BEST SEAFOOD HOUSE WITH GELATO Riva Fish House on the Wharf You go for the giant crab sandwiches dripping with melted cheese, but you stay for the authentic, densely textured gelato. Especially the chocolate, which somehow tastes even better after a basket of fried calamari and a Bloody Mary. Even those addictive chiles stuffed with mozzarella canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kill the appetite for pistachio gelato topped with a scoop of nocciola. Yes, you just might be in Genoa given Rivaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matchless Mediterranean combo of ocean view, sensuous seafood platters and endless gelato possibilities. (CW) 31 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1223


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Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grille 4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.2244

BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT WATSONVILLE

The Green Valley Grill 972 Main St, Watsonville. 831.264.4463

Cilantroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1934 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.2161

BEST DONUT SHOP Ferrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Mission) 2227 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.2760

Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donut Shoppe 1055 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1785

Donut Station 715 Capitola Ave, Capitola. 831.462.2898

BEST DRIP COFFEE

Miyuki

Verve

452 East Lake Ave, Watsonville. 831.728.1620

Multiple locations

BEST DELI Zoccoliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1711

Garden Liquors and Deli 1815 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.475.9191

New Leaf 1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1306 1134 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1793 1210 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.479.7987 13159 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. 831.338.7211 6240 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.7322

BEST DESSERTS The Buttery 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.3020

Chocolate 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.9900

Gayleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery & Rosticceria

Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting 1330 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.459.0100

Coffeetopia 1723 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.6583 3701 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.477.1940 1443 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.476.5488

BEST EXOTIC FOOD India Joze 418 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.325.3633

Laili 101 Cooper St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4545

Malabar 514 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.3023

BEST FALAFEL Falafel House (Downtown) 113 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.459.9770

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Falafel of Santa Cruz 1501 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.459.0486

Falafel Hut 309 Beach St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.0567

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BEST LATE-NIGHT EATERY Saturn CafĂŠ 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8505

BEST FRENCH FRIES

The Crepe Place

Betty Burgers

1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6994

Multiple locations

Santa Cruz Diner

Saturn CafĂŠ

909 Ocean St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7151

145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8505

burger. 1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5300

BEST ICE CREAM/FROYO

BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD The Greek 435 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.466.9990

Penny Ice Creamery

Zameen

913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.204.2523

7528 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.4465

Marianneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Vasiliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.1447

1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9808

Yogizmo 1717 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.466.9976

BEST INDIAN FOOD Sitar India 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.3000

Royal Taj 270 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2400

Ambrosia 207 Searidge Rd, Aptos. 831.685.0610

BEST MEXICAN FOOD COUNTYWIDE

El Palomar 1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7575

Taqueria Vallarta Multiple locations

Manuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 261 Center Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.688.4848

BEST MEXICAN FOOD SANTA CRUZ

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

El Palomar

Lillianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7575

1116 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.2288

Taqueria Vallarta

Ristorante Avanti 1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.0135

608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.8226 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.471.2655

Ristorante Italiano

Tacos Moreno

555 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.2321

1053 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6095 UCSC, Merrill College. 831.459.5078

BEST JUICE BAR / SMOOTHIES New Leaf Multiple locations

Jamba Juice Multiple locations

CafĂŠ Brasil 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1855

BEST KID-FRIENDLY EATERY

BEST MEXICAN FOOD APTOS/SOQUEL

Manuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 261 Center Ave, Aptos. 831.688.4848

Tortilla Flats 4616 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.476.1754

Little Tampico 2605 S Main St, Soquel. 831.475.4700

BEST MEXICAN FOOD CAPITOLA

Carpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Taqueria Vallarta

2400 Porter St, Soquel. 831.476.6260

893 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.464.7022

Kiantiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza and Pasta Bar

Tacos Moreno

1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.469.4400

1601 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.464.8810

Surfrider Cafe

El Toro Bravo

429 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.713.5258

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola. 831.476.1553


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BEST PATIO DINING

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SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Maya

Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grille

3115 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.7004

4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.2244

Taqueria Vallarta

Oak Tree Ristorante

6272 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.4264

5447 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.5551

Los Gallos Taqueria

Jia Tellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

18 Victor Sq Ste A, Scotts Valley. 831.439.9803

18 Victor Sq, Scotts Valley. 831.438.5005

BEST MEXICAN FOOD

BEST PATIO DINING

WATSONVILLE

WATSONVILLE

Cilantroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

El AlteĂąo

1934 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.2161

323 Main St, Watsonville. 831.768.9876

Jalisco Restaurant

CafĂŠ Ella

618 Main St, Watsonville. 831.728.9080

734 East Lake Ave, Watsonville. 831.722.0480

Super Taqueria

Jalisco

720 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.1565

618 Main St, Watsonville. 831.728.9080

BEST PATIO DINING

BEST PIZZA

COUNTYWIDE

COUNTYWIDE

Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest

Pizza My Heart

2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560

1116 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.2511 209 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.475.5714 2180 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.475.6000

The Crepe Place 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6994

CafĂŠ Cruz 2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

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831.423.2180 Download our menu and shop at www.stagnarobros.com

Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 710 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.4444

Engferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Works

BEST PATIO DINING

537 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1856

SANTA CRUZ

Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560

The Crepe Place 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6994

Laili 101 Cooper St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4545

BEST PIZZA SANTA CRUZ

Pizza My Heart 1116 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.2511

Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 710 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.4444

Engferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Works

BEST PATIO DINING

537 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1856

APTOS/SOQUEL

Bittersweet Bistro

BEST PIZZA APTOS / SOQUEL

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos. 831.662.9799

CafĂŠ Cruz 2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Main 2591 Main St, Soquel. 831.479.9777

BEST PATIO DINING CAPITOLA

Zeldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 203 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.475.4900

Paradise Beach Grille

Pizza 1 253 Center Ave, Aptos. 831.684.1110

Aptos Pizza 7945 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.4030

Village Host Pizza & Grill 4 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos. 831.685.8646

BEST PIZZA CAPITOLA

Pizza My Heart

215 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.476.4900

209 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.475.5714 2180 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.475.6000

Shadowbrook

Pleasure Pizza

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

4000 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.475.4999

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BEST PIZZA SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Redwood Pizzeria 6205 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.1500

Round Table Pizza 245 Mount Hermon Rd Ste A, Scotts Valley. 831.438.5446 6267 Graham Hill Rd, Felton. 831.335.5344

Tony & Albaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 226 Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.439.9999

BEST PIZZA WATSONVILLE

Cassidyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza

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BEST RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560

Shadowbrook 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

Riva Fish House 31 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1223

BEST SALAD Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560

Dharmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola. 831.462.1717

CafĂŠ Cruz 2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

1400 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville. 831.724.2271

Round Table Pizza 1975 Main St, Watsonville. 831.722.2492

Big Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 531 Corralitos Rd, Corralitos. 831.786.0100

BEST SEAFOOD COUNTYWIDE

Riva Fish House 31 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1223 ¨ 36

BEST CAFE FOR LOUNGING AROUND ALL DAY

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The Abbey Peter, Paul and Mary once harmoniously wondered, aloud, where all the couches had gone. Or something to that effect. And the question lingers throughout a county filled with numerous lovely coffee shops, each able to comfortably hold six people tops (and, when doors are left open, two additional seabirds). But then The Abbey opens shop in a wing of Vintage Faith Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a sanctuary in every sense of the word off Mission Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and decorates the room to high heavens and voila! There are racing-green couches and golden-brown comfy chairs and windows hanging from the ceiling, along with a stage, a conference table, a refrigerator full of board games and throw-pillows available for gentle throwing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a comfortable place to cram for chemistry, or finish your Great Santa Cruzian Novel, or even catch a free weekend concert. And never once will you receive the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Stayed Too Long Evil Eyeâ&#x20AC;? from the help. The place is the size of a football field (more or less). And all eyes are filled with acceptance and tolerance. So unpack, stretch out, endlessly nurse your $2 coffee and move in. You live here now. (P.S. The Abbey also wins the Goldie for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Place to Hear Bon Iver a Lot.â&#x20AC;?) (JJ) 350 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1058

BEST FUSION BURRITO Planet Fresh The burrito is the dyed-in-the-wool staple of any Mexican food establishment, from your corner taco-truck version to the gourmet-style â&#x20AC;&#x153;wetâ&#x20AC;? burritos found in any sit-down restaurant. Calling Planet Fresh â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mexicanâ&#x20AC;? may only be applicable in the loosest sense of the term. While you can order up classic favorites like chicken or beef, what makes Planet Freshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s versions unique is its selection of fanciful fusion creations featuring cuisine inspired by far-off climes. Like pineapple in your burrito? Try the Hawaiian-style warp. Bored with plain old chicken? May I suggest the Thai curry chicken wrap. Best of all, Planet Fresh uses only the freshest ingredients at a price that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t break the bank. (JG) 1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9799

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Stagnaroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.423.2180

Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harborside Cafe 493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.479.3430

BEST SEAFOOD SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Sandabs 11 Camp Evers Ln, Scotts Valley. 831.430.0657

BEST SEAFOOD

Rumble Fish

SANTA CRUZ

4727 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.440.9240

Riva Fish House

Scopazziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Lounge

31 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1223

13300 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek. 831.338.6441

Stagnaroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.423.2180

Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harborside Cafe 493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.479.3430

BEST SEAFOOD WATSONVILLE

The Green Valley Grill 972 Main St, Watsonville. 831.264.4463

BEST SEAFOOD

Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Market

APTOS / SOQUEL

7600 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing. 831.633.2152

Sanderlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Wooden Nickel

1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos. 831.668.6800

1819 Freedom Blvd, Freedom. 831.724.2600

CafĂŠ Cruz 2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

BEST SOUP

Bittersweet Bistro

Erikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DeliCafe

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos. 831.662.9799

155 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5353 1664 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.462.1919 365 Coral St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.1818

BEST SEAFOOD CAPITOLA

New Leaf

Shadowbrook

Multiple locations

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

Shadowbrook

Paradise Beach Grille

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

215 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.476.4900

Zeldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 203 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.475.4900

BEST SMALL PLATES Soif 105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.2020

515 Kitchen & Cocktails 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5051


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The Red Restaurant and Bar 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1913

BEST STEAK Hindquarter Bar & Grill

BEST SUSHI /JAPANESE APTOS/SOQUEL

Sushi on the Run 7957 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.3690

303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7770

BEST SUSHI/JAPANESE

Shadowbrook

CAPITOLA

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

Pink Godzilla

CafĂŠ Cruz

830 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.464.2586

2621 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.476.3801

Takara

BEST SUSHI/JAPANESE COUNTYWIDE

Mobo Sushi

3775 Capitola Rd, Capitola. 831.464.1818

Sushi Garden 820 Bay Ave #148, Capitola. 831.464.9192

105 S River St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1700

BEST SUSHI /JAPANESE

I Love Sushi

SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

516 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.421.0706

Rumble Fish

Sushi Garden

4727 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.440.9240

820 Bay Ave #148, Capitola. 831.464.9192

Yamamori Sushi Boat & Grill

BEST SUSHI/JAPANESE SANTA CRUZ

5600 Scotts Valley Dr Ste C, Scotts Valley. 831.438.9262

Otoro Mobo Sushi 105 S River St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1700

I Love Sushi 516 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.421.0706

Shogun 1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.469.4477

235 Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.440.9040

BEST SUSHI/JAPANESE WATSONVILLE

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BEST VINTAGE LOUNGE IN THE MOUNTAINS

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Scopazziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant & Lounge A serious old roadhouse and watering hole since before the First World War, Scopazziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has seen the Wild West in all its lusty appetites. Early movie stars, loggers, mountain mavens and international visitors have lined the main bar for a few righteous cocktails and some tall tales. The menu spans Italian classics as well as hearty carnivore specialties: fine hot sandwiches, legendary burgers, fresh seafoods and plentiful pastas. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the old-time feel, the dark wood and lumbering proportions of this former early-20th-century hotel that whisper volumes about the way things were in the logging heyday of the San Lorenzo Valley. Worth its weight in dry martinis. (CW) 13300 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek. 831.338.6441

BEST CHEAP THRILL Mini Cupcakes at Buttercup Cakes and Farm House Frosting On many afternoons a procession of ladies sets out from the Santa Cruz Weekly offices, parasols a-twirling, little dogs a-yapping, for a walk on the wild side. Our destination? The tiny storefront of Buttercup Cakes and Farm House Frosting, where $2 buys three bites of pure decadence (four if we remember our manners). Perfect orange cupcakes with Earl Grey frosting. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. White cake with raspberry buttercream, anything with the chocolate frosting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all so good it makes us think the naughtiest, most intemperate thoughts. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fewer than 300 steps from the office! Pray for us. (TH) 109 Locust St, Santa Cruz. 831.466.0373

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Sushi Garden

El Frijolito

1441 Main St, Watsonville. 831.728.9192

11 Alexander St, Watsonville. 831.724.8823

Imura

Fidelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican Food

1994 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.8799

301 Airport Blvd, Freedom. 831.761.1321

BEST TAQUERIA

BEST TEA HOUSE

COUNTYWIDE

Taqueria Vallarta Multiple locations

Tacos Moreno Multiple locations

Taqueria La CabaĂąa 2332 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7261 3070 Porter St, Soquel. 831.477.1430

Chaikhana Tea Culture 317 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4200

Verve Coffee Roasters Multiple locations

Lulu Carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Multiple locations

BEST THAI FOOD

BEST TAQUERIA

Sabieng (reopening this spring)

SANTA CRUZ

1218 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1200

Taqueria Vallarta

Sawasdee

608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.8226 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.471.2655

5050 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.462.5051

Tacos Moreno

2505 Cabrillo College Dr #4, Aptos. 831.479.8297

1053 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6095 UCSC, Merrill College. 831.459.5078

Bangkok West

BEST VEGETARIAN FOOD

Taqueria La CabaĂąa

Dharmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

2332 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7261

4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola. 831.462.1717

BEST TAQUERIA APTOS/SOQUEL

Taqueria Los Gordos 7488 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.0911

Taqueria La Cabana 3070 Porter St, Soquel. 831.477.1430

El Chipotle 4724 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.477.1048

Saturn Cafe 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8505

CafĂŠ Gratitude 103 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.8327

BEST WINERY Bonny Doon Vineyard 328 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.6771

Bargetto Winery

BEST TAQUERIA CAPITOLA

Taqueria Vallarta 893 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.464.7022

Tacos Moreno 1601 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.464.8810

Taqueria Agave 427 Capitola Ave, Capitola. 831.464.8652

BEST TAQUERIA SAN LORENZO VALLEY / SCOTTS VALLEY

Taqueria Vallarta 6272 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.4264

3535 N Main St, Soquel. 831.475.2258

Storrs Winery 303 Potrero St, Santa Cruz. 831.458. 5030

BEST WINE LIST Soif 105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.2020

Shadowbrook 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola. 831.475.1511

Ristorante Avanti 1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.0135

BEST WINE SHOP

Los Gallos Taqueria

Soif

18 Victor Sq Ste A, Scotts Valley. 831.439.9803

105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.2020

Taqueria Los Amigos

VinoCruz

13070 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. 831.338.2841

725 Front St #101, Santa Cruz. 831.426.VINO

BEST TAQUERIA WATSONVILLE

Super Taqueria 720 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.1565

Shopperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner 622 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1696

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BEST ART EVENT First Friday www.firstfridaysantacruz.com

Open Studios www.ccscc.org/index.php/open-studios.html

Laurie King www.laurierking.com

Geoffrey Dunn www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn

BEST DANCE STUDIO

Capitola Art & Wine Festival

Motion Pacific

www.capitolachamber.com/artwine.html

131 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.1616

BEST ART GALLERY

418 Project 418 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.466.9770

Felix Kulpa Gallery

Dancenter

107 Elm St, Santa Cruz. 408.373.2854

810 Bay Ave #A, Capitola. 831.475.5032

Museum of Art and History 705 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1964

Artisans Gallery 1368 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8183

BEST AUTHOR David Jay Brown

BEST FESTIVAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; FILM/ART/MUSIC Pacific Rim www.pacrimfilmfestival.org

Capitola Art & Wine Festival www.capitolachamber.com/artwine.html

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BEST FESTIVAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; STREET

READER SURVEY BEST MOVIE THEATER

Del Mar 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.469.3320

Nickelodeon

Greek Festival

210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7500.

www.propheteliassantacruz.org

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Cabrillo Art & Wine Festival

1405 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.3505

www.capitolachamber.com/artwine.html

Dance Week www.santacruzdance.com/national.html

BEST KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ART PROGRAM

BEST MURAL/ PUBLIC ART Moto Ohtakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aero #7â&#x20AC;? (steel kinetic sculpture) Pacific Ave and Front St, Santa Cruz

Drawn2Art

Jazz Alley

226D Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.439.9233

811 Pacific Ave and Birch Ln, Santa Cruz.

Mariposaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art

Shopperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner

150 Felker St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5719

622 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1696

Seven Directions 303 Potrero St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.9500

BEST LOCAL TV COMMERCIAL Knox Roofing New Leaf Pizza My Heart

BEST FREE COMEDY

BEST MUSEUM Museum of Art & History 705 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1964

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.420.6115

Seymour Center 100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.459.3800

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Thursday Nights at Blue Lagoon People drive from all over the Bay Area to perform for five minutes at this seedy formerly gay bar during the two-hour slot before â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s dance night. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much to love. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to tell whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more enjoyable to watchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the hilarious performers who normally headline larger venues or the awkward ones who spend two-thirds of the set talking about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on their mind or the time their college girlfriend walked in on them masturbating. The show promises a healthy balance of cringe moments and belly laughs. (JP) 8-10pm Thursdays. 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA. 831.722.2299

BEST ACTOR Mike Ryan Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a one-man Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the stage: If Mike Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the production, you can bank on being entertained. Whether bringing comic flair and intelligence to a farcical Shakespeare Santa Cruz role, as in 2011â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uproarious Comedy of Errors, or bringing nuance to a modernistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama, as in Jewel Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent production of Athol Fugardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hello and Goodbye, Ryan is one thespian we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough of. (TH)

BEST RETRO FILM DATE Flashback Flicks at the Cinema 9 What are retro film buffs to do on a Thursday night in Santa Cruz? Catch a Flashback Flick, of course. The long-running film series is a local tradition that celebrates the history of cinema with films such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Ferris Buellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Off, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. And seats are only $5. (CJ) 1405 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.457.3505


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WOMEN: FREE BIKINI LINE, EYEBROW OR UNDERARM. (Must be state resident. First-time guest only.)

EUROPEAN WAX CENTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAPITOLA 1955 41st Avenue Bldg. Suite B-7 Capitola, CA 95010 831.477.9331

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (ART) Sylvia Valentine www.SylviaValentine.com

Moto Ohtake www.MotoOtake.com

Lauren Schiff www.firstfridaysantacruz.com/2012/01/nourishlauren-schiff/

waxcenter.com

BEST RADIO STATION KZSC-FM, 88.1 KPIG-FM, 107.5 KUSP-FM, 88.9

BEST TELEVISION PERSONALITY Dan Green KSBW

BEST POET Gary Young Ellen Bass

Dale Julin KSBW

Romney Dunbar Travels With Romney

Adrienne Rich

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY Sleepy John Sandidge KPIG-FM, 107.5 and KZSC-FM, 88.1

Ralph Anybody KPIG-FM - 107.5 FM

Rosemary Chalmers KSCO-AM, 1080

BEST TV NEWSCAST KSBW KION Community TV

BEST THEATER TROUPE Shakespeare Santa Cruz www.shakespearesantacruz.org

Rainbow Theater cadrc.ucsc.edu/rainbow-theater

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BEST HOPE FOR COMMERCIAL RADIO KPIG Commercial radio is alive and wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at least in Santa Cruz County. This Americana station features local advertising, bizarre fake commercials, community â&#x20AC;&#x153;hog calls,â&#x20AC;? hilarious comedy, live DJs almost 24/7, on-air performances at least once a week and a music catalog stretching from Robert Earl Keen to Frank Zappa and beyond. Give the DJs a ring and they might even take your requestâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or at least keep you company until one of you hangs up the phone. (JP) 107.5 FM 831.722.2299

BEST NEW SANTA CRUZ LOGO â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cruzâ&#x20AC;? While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doubtful that the Santa Cruz Skateboards classic dot design will be displaced as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unofficial logo anytime soon, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new contender in town. Based on the Golden State Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cityâ&#x20AC;? design, the folks at the downtown boutique The Krate have unveiled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cruzâ&#x20AC;? logo. Featuring a silhouette of the Giant Dipper in place of the Bay Bridge, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hat tip to the Warriors, clever graphic design and our beloved little town. (CJ) 1101 Pacific Ave Suite Z, Santa Cruz. 831.466.3865

BEST FIRST FRIDAY STOP The Olive Connection Also a contender for Best Nightclub, the Olive Connection has been shut down at least once as a fire hazard. Psyche! Seriously, though, drawn by the free wine and wonderful snacks, First Friday means standing room only at this gourmet emporium as art enthusiasts crowd the oil samplers and flaunt open-container laws, hoping that word of a future wine ban is just a tasteless joke from the owner. (KJ) 106 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.6457


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BEST BAR

BEST BEER SELECTION

515 Kitchen & Cocktails

99 Bottles

515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5051

110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.459.9999

Motiv

Burger.

1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8070

1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5300

Poet & Patriot

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery

320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.8620

402 Ingalls St #27, Santa Cruz. 831.425.4900

BEST BARTENDER

BEST DANCE CLUB

Sean Brookins

Motiv

Poet & Patriot

1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8070

Jason Crane

Blue Lagoon

Motiv

923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7117

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Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley

Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grille

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 831.479.1854

4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.2244

BEST DANCE LESSONS

BEST LIVE MUSIC

El Palomar Ballroom

Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley

1344 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1221

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 831.479.1854

Motion Pacific

Catalyst

131 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.457.1616

1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1336

Dancenter

The Crepe Place

810 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.475.5032

1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6994

BEST FANCY COCKTAILS 515 Kitchen & Cocktails 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.5051

Oswald 121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7427

Clouds

BEST LOCAL BAND Eliquate Wooster Ancestree

BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN

110 Church St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.2000

James Durbin

BEST HAPPY HOUR El Palomar 1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7575

Hulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.4852

Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.4560

BEST KARAOKE Boardwalk Bowl/Coasters 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.3324

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Chris Rene www.ChrisReneOfficial.com

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Greenway 140 Dubois St, Santa Cruz. 831.420.1640

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877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.459.6301

Eric Dazey

The Satellite @ Felton

831.459.8222

6265 Highway 9, Felton. 831.222.2100 5900 Butler Ln, Scotts Valley. 831.222.2101

BEST DRY CLEANERS Vapor 285 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4646

Almar Cleaners 857 Almar Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8488

Classic Cleaners 609 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.2630 2220 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.5972 809 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.479.0650

BEST DVD RENTAL Cedar Street Video 235 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4466

BEST EYEWEAR Eye Q 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.466.3937

Spex 124 Church St, Santa Cruz. 831.454.9999

Costco 220 Sylvania Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.469.0961

BEST FABRIC Hartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1620 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.5434

Beverlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 Cotton Ln, Soquel. 831.475.2811 ¨ 74

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The Fabrica 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.

BEST FLOORING/ CARPET STORE

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BEST FURNITURE Modern Life 925 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.6802

SC41 Furniture

Warehouse Direct

2647 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.464.2228

320 Coral St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8221

Couch Potato

Rainbow Carpet

3131B Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.462.4636

6000 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.462.9721

Greenspace 1122 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7200

BEST FLOWER SHOP Flower Shack 614 S Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3877

Aceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flowers 7520 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.2237

Ferrari Florist

BEST GARDEN SUPPLY Garden Company 2218 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8424

Pro Build 235 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.0223 2435 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.475.6100 5843 Graham Hill Rd, Felton. 831.335.4423 1230 Thompson Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.7575

Dig Gardens 420 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.466.344

514 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.460.7000

BEST FREE WIFI Cruzio 877 Cedar St Ste 150, Santa Cruz. 831.459.6301

Starbucks Multiple locations

Verve Coffee Roasters

BEST GIFT SHOP Artisans Gallery 1368 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8183

Zinniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 219 Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.430.9466

The Farm 6790 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 831.684.0266

816 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.7776 104 Bronson St, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8141 1540 Pacific St, Santa Cruz. 831.600.7784 ¨ 77

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Clearwater Bazaar Not that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anything wrong with stylish Swedish snap-together furniture; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine. But for not a whole lot more money, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to get a piece of hand-crafted furniture made in the days when craftsmen and craftswomen had time to build things (so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to). Clearwater sells genuine antiques as well as super-cool mid-century furniture, housewares and other collectibles. Right now the shop has a Danish cabinet by Povl Dinesen; a Lane coffee table; a one-of-a-kind glass-and-metal light sculpture and an Italian ceramic monkey table. (!)(AG) 2131 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.0630

BEST REASON TO WEAR SKIRTS Legs The tiny shop next to Sockshop & Shoe Co. in downtown Santa Cruz is not a store with an identity problem. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the gamsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;showing them off, keeping them warm, making them irresistible with tights in every conceivable shade, weave, print and fabric. Stocked with brands like Bella, MeMoi, MarcMarc and Celeste Stein, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the place to go to get your kicks. (TH) 1517 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1940


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72 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.662.0222 1984 Freedom Blvd, Freedom. 831.724.4740 451 Main St, Watsonville. 831.724.4749

130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355

Orchard Supply Hardware

Greenspace

1601 41st Ave #T, Capitola. 831.475.7701

1122 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7200

Pro Build

Oasis Hair and Skin

Multiple locations

BEST GREEN BUSINESS

1664 Soquel Dr #C, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8550

BEST GROCERY STORE

BEST HEADSHOP Pipeline

New Leaf

818 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7473

1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1306 1134 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1793 1210 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.479.7987 13159 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. 831.338.7211 6240 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.7322

Home Blown Glass

Shopperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner 622 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1804

Staff of Life 1266 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8632

BEST HAIR SALON

1010 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.460.0420

Irie Motivations 857 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.477.9420

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS Modern Life 925 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.6802

SC41 Furniture

Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Atelier

2647 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.464.2228

114 Pearl Alley, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4247

Stripe

Faust

107 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252

765 Cedar St #101, Santa Cruz. 831.420.0701

Oasis Hair & Skin 1664 Soquel Dr #C, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8550

BEST HARDWARE SHOP

BEST HOTEL The Dream Inn 175 West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.426.4330

Chaminade

Ace Hardware

1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz. 831.475.5600

855 Almar Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7650 20 El Pueblo Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.438.0331 218 Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.438.0581 12990 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. 831.338.6467 9470 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond. 831.336.5142

Hilton Scotts Valley 6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.440.1000 ¨ 78

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BEST HYDROPONIC STORE

BEST KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CLOTHING Jelli Beanz

Santa Cruz Hydroponics

2555 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.462.6700

4000 Cordelia Lane #1, Soquel. 831.475.9900 138 Ingalls St #K, Santa Cruz. 831.466.9000 5980 Hwy 9, Felton. 831.335.9990 4654 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.438.5050

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Best Innovative New Business

1100 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.454.8208

The Little Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store 2601 South Main St, Soquel. 831.476.7244

Santa Cruz Challenge 615 Washington St, Santa Cruz. 831.222.0189

Nut Kreations

BEST KITCHEN STORE Chefworks

104 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.431.6435

1527 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1351

Picnic Basket

Le Chef

125 Beach St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.9946

BEST INTERNET COMPANY

94 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.685.1808

Bed Bath & Beyond 3555 Clares St, Santa Cruz. 831.462.9848

BEST LANDSCAPE

Cruzio 877 Cedar St Ste 150, Santa Cruz. 831.459.6301

Got.Net

Lyonscape 343 Soquel Ave Ste 421, Santa Cruz. 831.227.6940

303 Potrero St, Ste #40-E, Santa Cruz. 831.460.2000

Terra Bella Landscape

Comcast

Earthcraft Landscape Design

123 Doyle St, Santa Cruz. 800.945.2288

5032 Wildberry Ln, Soquel. 831.475.9355

709 Center St, Santa Cruz. 831.479.1629

BEST LAWYER

BEST JEWELRY Artisans Gallery

Ben Rice

1368 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8183

331 Soquel Ave # 203, Santa Cruz. 831.425.0555 www.benricelaw.com

Dell Williams 1320 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4100

Baskin and Grant

Stripe

331 Soquel Avenue #100, Santa Cruz. 831.425.8999

107 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252

BEST PLACE TO FIND TOYS THAT ARENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T PINK AND BLUE

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Lolly Tree Toys Forget about big box stores that send shoppers down aisles of color-coded, plastic, gender-restrictive toys. Lolly Tree Toys carries toys, many of them wooden, fabric or recycled plastic, that are designed to stimulate young minds and fingers. From science and tech toys to recycling trucks and books about our local forests, this place is a welcome refuge for people who want to shop outside the box. (CJ) 1101 Pacific Ave Suite D, Santa Cruz. 831.713.5136

BEST HOMESTEADING ESSENTIALS Mountain Feed & Farm Supply You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a homesteader, or even a gardener, to love Mountain Feed and Farm Supply. But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not, a visit to this place will make you wish you were. Besides food for the chickens, horses, cats and dogs; seeds, starts and full-grown plants and trees; Mountain Feed has a colorful little cabin full of the coolest kitchen tools and housewares youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen. Everyone in the San Lorenzo Valley already loves Mountain Feedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for you flatlanders, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great reason to take that pretty drive up Highway Nine. (AG) 9550 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond. 831.336.8876


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BEST LIGHTING Riverside Lighting

117 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252 (Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store)

Patrick James 7538 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.688.2105

Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1865 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.621.3333

300 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7411

Illuminee 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1121

BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Triad Electric

Sylvan Music

P.O. Box 1820, Capitola. 831.462.1085

1521 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.1917

BEST LINGERIE Camouflage 1329 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7613

Amoureuse 1119 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7363

Legs 1517 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1940

BEST MANI/PEDI Tracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nails 1420 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.462.2292

Oasis Hair and Skin 1664 Soquel Dr #C, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8550

Nails Plus 2106 Mission St #A, Santa Cruz. 831.457.1535 58 South Circle Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.457.1535

BEST MENSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CLOTHES

The Starving Musician 1400 Ocean St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1975

Union Grove 1003 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.0670

BEST NEW STORE YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D LIKE TO SEE Apple In N Out Burger H&M

BEST PET GROOMING Shampoochez 1380 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2284

Tail Waggers Pet Grooming Salon 224 Cardiff Place, Santa Cruz. 831.425.1517

Bed & Biscuits/Groomingdales 2341 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.1580

Stripe 107 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252

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Little Pup Lodge

Knox Roofing

4602 San Jose Rd, Soquel. 831.476.1948

46 El Pueblo Rd A, Scotts Valley. 831.706.2124

Bed & Biscuits/Groomingdales

Turk the Roofer

2341 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.1580

3330 Gross Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.479.9653

Trop Aquarium

Daddario

1325 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1242

716 Capitola Ave #E-2, Capitola. 831.476.9109

BEST PET STORE

BEST SEAMSTRESS

Pet Pals

Sew Sew Maria

3660 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.464.8775

285 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.479.9534

Pet Smart

41st Avenue Alterations

490 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.2780

1051 41st Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.464.8470

Pet Emporium

A Better Fit

1501 41st Avenue #M, Capitola. 831.476.9552

1515 Capitola Rd #B, Santa Cruz. 831.479.9453

BEST PIERCING STUDIO

BEST SHOE STORE

Way Body Arts

Sockshop & Shoe Company

1010 Fair Ave #D, Santa Cruz. 831.676.8048

1515 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6101

Staircase Tattoo and Body Piercing

Bunnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

628 Ocean St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7644 52 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.454.0344

1350 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3824 7000 Soquel Dr #3, Aptos. 831.662.2730

True Art

Aptos Shoes

1430 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.8783

20 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.688.8007

BEST PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

BEST SOLAR COMPANY 619 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.0440

877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.325.4183 www.rebeccastarkphotography.com

Alterra

Portia Shao

Real Goods Solar

207-B McPherson St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.2608 1115 Thompson Ave #1, Santa Cruz. 831.477.0943

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BEST PSYCHIC

Vocational V oocationaal T Training raining for Life Liffe

Solar Technologies

Rebecca Stark Photography

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Saturday, April 21 - See website for details.

Paradise Tanning 3555 Clares St, Capitola. 831.426.7985

Serpents Kiss 2015 N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.5477

Santa Cruz Psychic 1319 Pacific Ave Suite A, Santa Cruz. 831.466.3600 2501 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.466.3600

Jennifer Giles (Balanced Health and Fitness) 4245 Capitola Rd, Capitola. 831.234.2950

BEST RECORD/CD STORE Streetlight Records 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9200

Logos 1117 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.5100

Metavinyl

Tannerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove 245 Mt. Hermon Rd #D, Scotts Valley. 831.438.6501 1420 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.475.8267 1437 Main St, Watsonville. 831.761.8267

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849 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.4040

BEST TATTOO STUDIO Extensive selection of Continuing C Education classes

Chimera Tattoo 1010 Fair Ave #D, Santa Cruz. 831.426.8876

Staircase Tattoo and Body Piercing 628 Ocean St, Santa Cruz. 831.425.7644 52 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.454.0344

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BEST THRIFT STORE Goodwill 204 Union St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1078 1550 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.462.1300 103 Whispering Pines Dr, Scotts Valley. 831.430.9029 470 Main St, Watsonville. 831.722.2376

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107 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252 117 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252 (menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store)

Cognito 821 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.5414

BEST WAXING

Front Street Thrift

European Wax Center

521 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.6975

1955 41st Ave B7, Capitola. 831.477.9331

Salvation Army

Bubble Lounge

812 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8118 3100 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.461.2000 29 Bishop St #A, Watsonville. 831.724.0943 23 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville. 831.728.4712 112 Grant St, Watsonville. 831.724.3922

110 Cooper St Suite 100E, Santa Cruz. 831.427.3600

Shanna Bustichi Peuse (Look Salon) 6896 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.LOOK

BEST WOMENSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CLOTHING

BEST TOY STORE Lolly Tree 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.713.5136

Pacific Trading Co.

Kaleidescope 828 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.475.0210

1224 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3349 504 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.476.6109

Toys R Us

Stripe

1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 831.479.4296

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107 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.421.9252

Pretty Mama 1501 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.464.3700

Adobe Animal Hospital of Soquel 1600 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.462.5293

Westside Animal Hospital 411 Laurel St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2239

Write-Ins BEST COMIC SHOP

Harbor Veterinary Hospital 2202 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.476.2202

BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING

Comicopolis 829 Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.1929

Moon Zoom 813 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8500

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Seabright Beach

Big Dipper

East Cliff Dr at Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz.

Fireball

Natural Bridges State Beach 2531 West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4609

Twin Lakes State Beach E Cliff Dr at 7th Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.2850

BEST BIKE RIDE

Carousel 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.5590

BEST DERBY GIRL Candie Hooligan

West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

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Wilder Ranch State Park

Chelsea Smile

1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.426.0505

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Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

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Aptos Creek Rd and Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.763.7063

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Aptos Dog Park at the Polo Grounds

Dwight Lowery

2255 Huntington Ave, Aptos.

Football (Jacksonville Jaguars) www.jaguars.com

Scotts Valley Dog Park 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley.

BEST FARMERS MARKET Downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Santa Cruz Community Farmers Market

BEST LOCAL HERO James Durbin durbinrock.com/

Chris Rene

Wed, 2:30-6:30pm year-round Lincoln and Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.454.0566

www.chrisreneofficial.com/

Cabrillo/Aptosâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets

resources.ca.gov/laird.html

Sat, 8am-noon year-round Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.728.5060

Westsideâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Santa Cruz Community Farmers Market Sat, 9am-1pm year-round Western Dr and Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.454.0566

John Laird

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD Seabright Westside Live Oak

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I WAS introduced to Adrienne Rich’s poetry many years ago at Kenneth Rexroth’s home in Santa Barbara. I had been a poetry student of Rexroth’s, and I was visiting him on my way up to the Hoh Rainforest in Washington state. Almost immediately after I walked into his house he picked up a book set aside from his stack of mail and handed it to me, saying, “Doren, here’s a book to keep with you.” It was Rich’s major collection Diving into the Wreck. Two famous poems from it, the title poem “Waking in the Dark” and “Rape,” remind us that Rich was and will remain a fearless and insightful poet. But the final lines of her love poem “(The Floating Poem, Unnumbered)” insist on how much she will also be remembered as a loving, erotic poet: “your touch on me, firm, protective, searching/ me out, your strong tongue and slender fingers reaching where I had been waiting for years/for you in my rose-wet cave—whatever happens, this is.” The “whatever happens” is not simply a carpe diem (seize the day) reference to the possibility of love or life itself not lasting—because she was and will remain one of our most fully aware political poets, the reader has to consider that she also alludes to the possible impending crisis of war, riots or environmental disaster in our everyday lives. People may not have any reason to consider whether an internationally respected poet and essayist could be taught in a community college developmental English course, especially at East Los Angeles

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Adrienne Rich (May 16, 1929–March 27, 2012) Community College. The assumed difficulty and reputation of poetry as a turn-off could have made the idea of teaching Rich to developmental students absurd. Here was a class similar to one at our Cabrillo College or over the hill at Foothill College, entirely made up of Hispanic, AfricanAmerican, Filipino, international and poor white students, many of them high school dropouts or single parents. Rich had rejected President Clinton’s National Medal for the Arts Award for 1997, and the Los Angeles Times had published an article reflecting on her rejection letter to the National Endowment for the Arts. I photocopied it for the class to see if it might have relevance to them in a way they might not have thought about in their critical thinking before. At first they were shocked that anyone would refuse such an honor for their art. Many of them were also shocked that one of the poems I taught them, “(The Floating Poem, Unnumbered),” was not a heterosexual love poem. Ironically, an award of this type in many European, Latin American, African and all Middle Eastern countries would be given for knowing how to keep your mouth shut about government corruption, racism or personal sexuality. Rich was a profound and determined

First Amendment absolutist. The majority of democracy-focused citizens understand what the risk is and what the enemy is capable of. Reading the article aloud in class, right away my Developmental English students were unleashed where they weren’t aware of being manacled. The reasons behind Rich not accepting the medal are based in part on her statement: “Like many others, I have watched the dismantling of our public education, the steep rise in incarceration rates, the demonization of our young black men, the accusations against our teen-age mothers, the selling of health care— public and private—to the highest bidders, the export of subsistencelevel jobs in the United States to even lower-wage countries, the use of below minimum-wage prison labor to break strikes and raise profits, the scapegoating of immigrants, the denial of dignity and minimal security to working and poor people.” These were realities in many of my students’ lives and, though they viscerally knew from experience what she was talking about, the unleashing had to do with giving a dissident and compassionate voice to what they were made to believe they weren’t worthy to complain about in the first place. Noting the indifference to a similar

reality in France, Albert Camus stated, “I see many who fail to feel it, but I cannot envy their sleep.” Many would say Camus was appropriately condescending, especially since his statement came shortly after World War Two. I don’t remember Rich condemning other poets for being unengaged or for accepting a heldhostage artistic self-suppression in their silence or narcosis before the Corporate Military World Order. She understood, as James Baldwin did, that “A person does not lightly elect to oppose society. One would much rather be at home among one’s compatriots than be mocked and detested by them.” But each of them and the inclusive democratic community they are a part of risk being mocked and detested for their basic sense of social responsibility. Many still fail to feel it.

Doren Robbins has published nine collections of poetry, most recently ‘Amnesty Muse.’ His work has appeared in ‘American Poetry Review,’ ‘Indiana Review,’ ‘Hayden’s Ferry Review,’ ‘New Letters,’ ‘North Dakota Quarterly’ and many other journals. He lives in Santa Cruz and teaches Creative Writing, Composition and Literature at Foothill College.


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Back in the Saddle Santa Cruz writer Susie Bright on politics, puritanism and atheist sex BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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“REVOLUTIONARIES don’t look good on actuarial tables,” says Santa Cruz’s Susie Bright, but her own survival is a tribute to her strength, eclecticism and honesty. Maybe a revolutionary defies the insurance companies’ odds if she has enough of a sense of humor. Bright and writer and columnist Rachel Bussel are reading from the book they worked on, Best Sex Writing 2012, next Thursday, April 12, at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Here are nearly two dozen essays from contributors. Bright’s “Why Lying about Monogamy Matters” is one of them. The book digests reports on the Slut Walk protest, on sex in old age (if you count 66 as an old age) and the problems of selling sex or buying it. Here is an essay on sex in the Navy in the pre–don’t ask, don’t tell days, an essay on guys who like fat chicks and a chronicle on what was lost when NYC’s meat-packing district got gentrified. And writer Greta Christina proposes that “atheists do it better.” This-here atheist does the best he can. But will the cry of “Oh, nothing! Oh, my nothing!” replace the more common horizontal shoutout to God? (On this topic Bright notes, “I’m a recovering Irish Catholic-turnedatheist who will always relish taking the Lord’s name in vain in moments of rage and passion. Call me quaint. What I don’t miss is believing I’m going to burn in hell for any of it.”) Bright describes her collaborator on Best Sex Writing 2012 thusly: “Rachel is a beloved feminist sex writer and

SEXPERT TESTIMONY Susie Bright’s 2011 memoir ‘Big Sex, Little Death’ is essential reading about the 1970s. editor, who’s nearly singlehandedly responsible for the Internet cupcake craze. Yes, really. I became friends with Rachel years ago because we shared a mutual fascination with the young Monica Lewinsky. It necessitated further discussion.” Bright’s 2011 memoir Big Sex, Little Death was a book to put next to Carolyn See’s Dreaming and Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diary of a Teenage Girl: essential accounts of the 1970s. Bright’s book reminds us that sexual liberation was part of the other movements against international war and racism. Big Sex, Little Death isn’t nonstop concupiscence. Rather, it’s the memoir of an ardent revolutionary in all fields, trying to redeem what people had been cheated out of in their lives—including their sex lives. Bright made all the right enemies, from Andrea Dworkin to the KKK. When she was organizing for unions in Kentucky, the Klan broke into her apartment in Louisville, leaving a threatening if misspelled sign: “NigerLoving Communist Cunt!” And Bright’s memoir Big Sex,

Little Death has the algebra of the stuff that shortens revolutionary lives: excoriation, public drama and inevitably, the social reaction itself, that dismal crippled turkey trot of social progress: one step forward, two steps back. As the rise of the lovely and talented Rick Santorum shows, the puritans never really go away. Says Bright, “The GOP’s slutbaiting strategy is the last resort of losers—not to mention scoundrels. Unfortunately, the religious crusaders the GOP employed for this election fodder are not Astroturf.” (Which is to say they’re not created from the top down, as was the Tea Party movement.) “Cynical Limbaugh and Fox News may have emboldened them, but the fundamentalists honestly don’t give a hang about any of these candidates. They are on a crusade.” Bright got sustenance in her last year on the road touring with her memoir. “It was like being Woody Guthrie with a clit,” Bright said. “Detroit,

East St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore, the Mexican and Canadian border territories. I did not have to articulate ‘class warfare’ to anyone. I was greeted with open arms by the walking wounded who, to their credit, would still rather ball than kill.”

Revolutionary Road I’m probably not the right person to write about Bright because I know her milieu all too keenly. I didn’t know her personally, but we had a mutual friend or two back in high school. For that matter, the first girl I slept with was from her school, University High. In her memoir, Bright mentions visiting the NuArt Theater and Papa Bach’s Bookstore, two local suicideprevention centers well known to the young and depressed. We worked at different West L.A. McDonalds, separated by a only a few miles, learning the values that would form our deep and ardent respect for the corporate world. Separately,


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daughter with her lover Jon, and this is where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lived since 1994. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dug in,â&#x20AC;? she notes. Bright is still writing, still editing, still rebelling and trying to bring hope to the fearful. Bright was seen in the 1995 documentary about homosexuality and lesbians in film The Celluloid Closet. She described her frustration with Fried Green Tomatoes: the women in it becoming ever so close, but not becoming lovers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like being powdered with fleas,â&#x20AC;? Bright said. I get the same reaction in the swoon of full purple bromance in the Apatow comediesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Damon and Pythias, but no homo, bro. Bright was the adviser who put the estrogen into the Jennifer Tilly/Gina Gershon film Bound in 1996; compare that full-on fuck to the dark hint of lesbian affair in Basic Instinct, the very noting of which makes Michael Douglas call Stone â&#x20AC;&#x153;butchâ&#x20AC;? in disgust. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think a San Franciscan would have recognized a femme when he saw one. Bright laments the sexlessness of mainstream movies: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teenage movies used to be about balling, getting high and driving fast. The Hunger Games are about hunting down your fellow teen and killing him. Chastely, of course.â&#x20AC;? But there are signs of progress. On her Canadian trip, Bright got good news. The Ontario parliament took the unthinkable step of legalizing prostitution. Please recall that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toronto the Goodâ&#x20AC;? was a town where they used to close curtains on the department stores to discourage Sabbath Day window-shopping. Said Bright, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a standoff between the moralistic hand-wringing crowd versus those congratulating themselves for being so cool. But underneath the titillating headlines, this sex work decision is the most important North American labor ruling in decades since the PATCO affairâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;only this time with a happy ending!â&#x20AC;?

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we rode home on the Blue Bus of Santa Monica Transit immortalized by Jim Morrison, stinking of Frenchfry tallow. In our separate domiciles, we thrilled to see George Putnam on KTLA, shaking his silvering locks in anti-communist wrath. But the bird-dogging simile Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created will no longer hunt. Me, I just watched Putnam foam like a burst seltzer bottle. Bright actually got attention from the Sage of Chino by putting an informational cross section of lady parts in the underground newspaper The Red Tide. It was exactly the kind of thing Putnam had warned against in his documentary Perversion for Profit: evil men with sticky hands pleasuring themselves as they gloated over a diagram of ovaries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have here before me a picture of the most disgusting thing I have ever seen,â&#x20AC;? Putnam trumpeted to shivering Orange County listeners. Shortly afterward, Bright got out of the place Robert Crumb deemed The Hateful Megalopolis. Farewell to a city that, in those days, was all about the celestial thrill of bumping into some douche from a sitcom at the Market Basket. As Brightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father told her, when it came to progressives, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People went to San Francisco or died trying.â&#x20AC;? San Francisco in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s had its own problems: mainly the tendency of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groups to â&#x20AC;&#x153;cannibalizeâ&#x20AC;? each other. Bright was at one time the only employee at the feminist sex shop Good Vibrations. She was brought in as ad manager to the nascent On Our Backs, where she began the column â&#x20AC;&#x153;Susie Sexpertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lesbian Sex World.â&#x20AC;? Bright was present at the creation of something now seen everywhere. Imagine living in a world in which women didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make their own pornography. Is that a world youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d want to live in? (He said, in what he hoped was an approximation of Putnamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own stern voice of doom.) Take it from a former supporter of Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Preying Mantis Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brigade (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask): itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for denizens of 2012 to remember 30 scant years ago of the political worries between women over what women did in bed with other women. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The entire lesbian establishment hated our guts,â&#x20AC;? Bright wrote once. After her painful break with On Our Backs, she nested in Santa Cruz to raise her


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‘Bisl’ of Joy Yiddish humor meets NorCal health consciousness in ‘The Oy Way’ BY JACOB PIERCE

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When things in life don’t go as planned, Harvey Gotliffe can get rid of bad energy. He simply steps back, closes his eyes, breathes deeply, extends his palms and whispers, “Gay avek,” the Yiddish phrase for “go away.” Gotliffe, who will be holding a book signing at Capitola Book Café on Monday, April 9, recently published The Oy Way: Following the Path of Most Resistance. The book is his collection of 36 mind-clearing tai chi–like exercises, each with its Yiddish phrase. “Gay avek” is just a personal favorite. “It’s both a psychological and a physiological thing,” says Gotliffe, 76. “When somebody or something is bothering you, you can mentally or physically get them out of there. Just say, ‘I don’t need you.’” Gotliffe’s new book, which may sound like a bit from a rejected Seinfeld episode, has three distinct goals behind it, Gotliffe says. One is to maintain a sense of cultural pride in the Yiddish language, which has been slowly disappearing since the Second World War. Another is to allow for the psychological benefits from movement and exercise, and a third is to provide a little bit of entertainment to his readers, audiences and a few followers— some of whom are Holocaust survivors. “When I taught, I found that people learn more if they’re looser, if they’re not worried they’re

going to upset their professor—or [else] they sit there very tense,” says Gotliffe, who founded the magazine journalism program at San Jose State University. “So I try to put a little bit of levity in all that. If you’re a professor, you entertain along with educate.” Each Oy Way exercise starts in one of two shrugging stances—the shteyn (standing) or the beygn (bent). The stances, which are very similar, both have a “what-are-yougonna-do” look about them. To complete his book, Gotliffe combined his experience in slowmoving Chinese martial art with a wry brand of humor normally reserved for cinematic Jewish stereotypes—as evidenced by some of the names of his workouts. The routines, each one complete with its own photograph to demonstrate the exercise, include “Markn a tsimis” (making molehills into mountains), “Oykh mir al lebn” (this you call a living?) and “Zitsn oyf shpilkes,” which translates to “sitting on pins and needles.” Along with directions, each exercise comes with a rather comical section for “thoughts” and another for the workout’s “benefits.” The “Kum aher!,” for example, employs a beckoning motion using the finger that not only brings people together but also “improves digital dexterity in the digital age.” But the movement’s “thoughts” section is equally helpful. “You can command others by making the right moves,” Gotliffe writes. Gotliffe is a busy man, even now that the 600-plus hours of shlepn he says he put into his book are behind him. He’s begun work on his memoirs, which will cover the five years after his parents died and he traveled the world meeting relatives. When he isn’t writing his next book, he says he’s “hustling” to sell and promote his more recent one, which has already made it into bookstores around the country as well as into libraries in Santa Cruz,

OY BOY Local scribe Harvey Gotliffe has written a tongue-in-cheek— but ultimately sincere—guide to mental and spiritual well-being. San Jose and Detroit. For Gotliffe the publicity game is a difficult one, with unfortunate setbacks along the way. Last month someone broke into his car and stole a wealth of his press materials. Luckily he had a Yiddish exercise in his arsenal to help him cope with the situation. “You get angry, and you use a certain language,” Harvey explains. So, did you use the Gay avek? “I think I used something more profane, which isn’t in the book,” Gotliffe says. If there is a unifying thread in Gotliffe’s work, it is his mission to find meaning in an often senseless world. Gotliffe’s Yiddish exercises

are his path to finding reason and truth. “Narishkeyt is my favorite word, which is the nonsense in our lives,” Gotliffe says, “all the BS, whether it be the robbery, whether it be the Afghan war. It’s part of our lives all the time. And the Gay avek helps to push it away.”

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Crimes of the Heart A play about the dysfunctional yet hilarious Macgrath sisters who reunite after one of them has just shot her husband. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Thru Apr 7. $15-$18. Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, 831.336.4777.

The Property Known as Garland A play that depicts the legendary Judy Garland in her dressing room backstage just before she is about to give her last concert. Thu-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 3pm. Thru Apr 8. $15-$18. Santa Cruz Actorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Theatre, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz. brownpapertickets.com.

CONCERTS Contemporary Music Festival - Concert 1 The first performance in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;April in Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;? concert series features the works of composers John Cage, Paul Nauert and Larry Polansky. Thu, Apr 5, 7:30pm. Free. UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2292.

Contemporary Music Festival - Concert 2 The second performance in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;April in Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;? concert series features works for guitar performed by faculty and visiting artists. Fri, Apr 6, 7:30pm. Free. UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2292.

Sudden Lovelys An in-store concert with Minneapolis-based indie folk duo. Thu, Apr 5, 4pm. Free. Streetlight Records Santa Cruz, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.421.9200.

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GALLERIES OPENING Davenport Gallery Oceana. An exhibit with paintings and photography of various creatures that inhabit the ocean. Thu-Sun, 11am-5pm. Thru Apr 29. Free. 450 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.426.1199.

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

Pure Pleasure A reception featuring the works of erotic artist Nancy Peach as poet and author Alysyn Bourque reads selections from her book, Blacklight Chronicles. Fri, Apr 6, 5:30-8:30pm. Free. 204 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.466.9870.

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

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Museum of Natural History. The Art of Nature. An exhibition of works by the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Members-only reception on April 6th, from 6 to 8pm. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm. Thru Jun 3. $2-$4. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. 1305 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6115.

Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos A Prison Art Exhibit. Works feature themes of survival, culture and spirituality. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 17, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. Thru May 17. 1817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.457.8208.

Santa Cruz County Bank REPEAT!. A playful exploration of repetition by six artists utilizing mixed media, photography, assemblage and construction. On display at all locations. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.457.5000.

Sesnon Gallery Katerina Lanfranco: Natural Selection . A site-specific installation by Katerina Lanfranco. Thru Apr 13. UCSC, Porter College, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2273.

hundreds of varieties of dahlia tubers. Come early for the best selection. Sat, Apr 7, 9am-12pm. Red Apple Cafe, 783 Rio Del Mar, Aptos, 831.722.9952.

1st Friday Contra Dance Charlie Fenton teaches a class on Celtic-inspired dancing. No partner is necessary. Fri, Apr 6, 7:40pm. $6-$10. Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton, 831.464.0877.

Hides and Tallow A presentation on how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800s. Sat, Apr 7, 1-2pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mission State Park, 144 School St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5849.

Orienteering Egg Hunt An Easter-themed event that teaches the art and science of orienteering. Compasses will be provided for participants to find candy and prizes. Sat, Apr 7, 9:30am12pm. $10. Little Basin, 21700 Little Basin Road, Boulder Creek, 831.338.8018.

Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Voice exhibit explores discovering oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own personal imagery, featuring the works of Sharon Bosley, Susan Moore, Sylvia Gerbl, Kathleen Pouls, Coeleen Kiebert, and more. Thu-Sun, noon-5pm. Thru Apr 29. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

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AROUND TOWN Creeping Forest Ramble Doreen Devorah leads a three-hour hike through less-visited trails, firescarred redwoods and log bridges. Sat, Apr 7, 12pm. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Hwy 236, Boulder Creek, 831.427.2288.

Dahlia Root Sale

An exhibit of photographs and observations from Susan Lysikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily illustrated journal. Opening reception is on Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8pm. Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm and Mon-Thu, 10am7pm. Thru May 30. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7707.

TEDxSantaCruzChange Webcast and Conference The webcast and conference

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America and the Course of Empire. Opening reception for the month-long exhibit featuring the collages of Joaquin Spengemann. Fri, Apr 6, 6-9pm. 118 Coral St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7277.

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Watercolor Society Show with Awards by Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Museum of Art and History. Sun, noon-4pm and WedSat, noon-5pm. Thru Apr 15. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, Sun noon-4pm. 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5787.

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Sleigh Bells Addictive guitar riffs, in-the-red beats and the sweet-sounding vocals of Alexis Krauss. Apr 5 at the WarďŹ eld.

The-Dream Hitmaker behind â&#x20AC;&#x153;Umbrella,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Single Ladiesâ&#x20AC;? and dozens of own jams preps new album. Apr 5 at the New Parish.

McCoy Tyner Full-throttle jazz pianist best known for time with John Coltrane returns with trio. Apr 6-8 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SF.

Jeff Mangum For the ďŹ rst time in 12 years, the Neutral Milk Hotel frontman hits the West Coast. Apr 9-10 at the Fox Theater.

M. Ward Free from uber-twee collaboration with Zooey Deschanel, master songwriter gets back on his own game. Apr 11 at the Fillmore.

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97 features various speakers as they discuss important topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development. To register, go to http://www. tedxsantacruz.org/engage/ Sun, Apr 8, 1-4pm. $3$5, Free for CruzioWorks members. Cruzio, 877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831.325.9562.

Wildflower Hike Docent Scott Peden leads a 3-mile hike to view a variety of wildflowers. Photographers are easily accommodated. To RSVP, please call 831.427.2288. Sun, Apr 8, 10am. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport, 831.427.2288.

FILM Who Do You Love A film about the legendary Jewish record producer, Leonard Chess, who helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and ‘60s. This film will wrap up the Jewish Film Festival. Thu, Apr 5, 7pm. $10. Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.454.0468.

Events LITERARY EVENTS Author Event: Ann Packer Author of two New York Times bestselling novels celebrates the release of her new book, Swim Back to Me, with a private discussion. Only the first 12 readers will be able to attend. To reserve your spot, contact Tamara at events@capitolabookcafe. com Wed, Apr 11, 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

Elise McDonough Author of The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook will participate in an audience Q&A. Thu, Apr 5. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

Friday Shakespeare Club Founded in 1903, FSC is Santa Cruz’s oldest social club for women. Visitors and new members welcome. First Fri of every month, 10:30am12:30pm. Free. 831.421.0930.

Gary Young One of the most well-known practitioners of the prose poem will be present for a book talk, signing and Q&A. Wed, Apr 11, 7:30pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

Poetry Santa Cruz Presents Troy Jollimore and Len Anderson An evening with two authors as they share excerpts from some of their published works. Tue, Apr 10, 7:30pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.0900.

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Alzheimer’s Association 15th Annual Education Conference A day of workshops, self care, lunch and networking for professionals and caregivers. To register, go to www.edconference.kintera. org/2012SantaCruz Wed, Apr 11, 8am-4:15pm. $45-$80. Mount Hermon Conference and Retreat Center, 37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon, 1.831.464.9982.

Call for Entries Filmmakers are encouraged to submit surfing and coastal-themed films that feature the coasts of Santa Cruz County. Films must be no longer than six minutes. For full details, go to http://www. surfridersantacruz.org/ Thu, Apr 5. Santa Cruz Surfrider, 2222 East Cliff Drive #234, Santa Cruz.

Ceramic Art Instruction Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center. A hands-on class that covers the essentials of making a large ceramic sculpture, from construction through glazing. Intermediate clay experience is necessary. Mon-Wed-Fri, 10am-1pm. Thru Apr 21. $240-$280. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, 831.336.3513.

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.

Free Homework Assistance Available at Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Mon 3:30-5:30 Garfield Park, 705 Woodrow Ave., Tue, 2-4pm at Boulder Creek, 13390 West Park Ave., Tue 3-5pm at Live Oak, 23080 Portola Dr., Tue 3:30-5:30pm at Branciforte, 230 Gault St. Mon and Tue. 831.477.7700x7665.

Hemochromatosis Support Group A meeting for those interested in the iron overload disorder with a discussion and Q&A regarding hemochromatosis. There will be light refreshments. Sat, Apr 7, 10am. Free. De Anza Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2395 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.5542.

GANJA GOURMET Elise McDonough’s cookbook takes the guesswork (and the chunks) out of cannabis cookery.

MEDIBLE COMPLEX IF YOU ask someone if they like edibles, you’ll probably get a story that ends with a car in a ditch or throwing up on a bus. Listening to these tales, you’d think stoners categorically can’t cook, that they throw weed into cookies the way they throw in chocolate chips and figure the more the better. Then there are the technical challenges. I’ve had brownies that might as well have been some weird California chaw because no one strained the weed particles out of the butter. These crimes have spurred the largest cannabis-related magazine in the world to put out a cookbook. In The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook (Chronicle Books, $18.95), principal author and former Santa Cruzan Elise McDonough and the editors of High Times Magazine feature recipes such as “Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake” and “Ganja Granny’s Smoked Mac ‘N’ Cheese,” as well as instructions and proportions for infused butter, mayo, flour and oil. It packs authority equivalent to the Oxford English Dictionary. “If a stoner were to source anything, it would be High Times,” says Tram, one of several invited to eat the spoils of a recent recipe test. “I used to have an issue that told me how to smoke from the ground.” After using my medical marijuana card at a licensed dispensary, I buy $20 worth of cheese and simmer seven grams of ganja in a pool of butter, filling a casserole dish with a bubbling noodle pile that has a dangerous look about it. Eating too much is easy when faced with a meal-type edible, and the hungry have a hopeless look about them as they go for gooey, four-cheese seconds. The hazards of ingesting are greater than smoking, but the cookbook labels each dish with the number of stones achieved, and if you burn the first batch of butter like I did, you’ll even run out of bud and have to make do with a weaker infusion. Apparently when McDonough says “stir frequently,” she means it. (Wolf Skjeggestad)

Mobile Blood Drive American Red Cross hosts several mobile blood drives throughout Santa Cruz County. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org Thu, Apr 5, 11am-4pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

has a show this month at Lulu’s at the Octagon.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FF! IT’S HARD to believe Santa Cruz will celebrate its 100th First Friday Art Tour on April 6. The tour, founded back in 2003 by intrepid artists Kirby Scudder and the single-named Chip, has since exploded into a citywide phenomenon that attracts thousands every month. “It’s far exceeded my expectations,” says Scudder. Scudder and Chip almost gave it all up back in 2006. Luckily, with a little bit of ingenuity (guided tours, a party bus) and a stubborn resolve to succeed, First Friday has become the premier artistic and social event the city has to offer, giving hundreds of artists the opportunity to share their work and interact with the community every month in a celebration that includes more than 50 venues. Here are just some of the events to watch for this Friday:

Santa Cruz Film Festival: The Big Reveal The Tannery Arts Center hosts SCFF’s ceremony announcing this year’s film lineup. The evening will feature free dance classes from the World Dance & Cultural Center, the music of DJ MLE Wax, dance performances and art exhibitions from 8pm–midnight at the Tannery Digital Media & Creative Arts Center, 1060 River St., Santa Cruz. Chip Scheuer Lulu’s at the Octagon hosts an exhibition of Santa Cruz Weekly photographer and longtime local Chip Scheuer. For 25 years Scheuer covered hard news stories as a photojournalist and videographer for the Register-Pajaronian, KION and KCBA; his coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake won a mayoral proclamation by Scott Kennedy. Not surprisingly, Scheuer’s art photos exhibit a street-level toughness that lend an immediacy too often missing from other similar documentary photographers. Says Scheuer, “As a photojournalist, my biggest victories were other people’s worst nightmares. With art there are no victims. It feels good to show people work they enjoy rather than images they need to see.” Lulu’s at the Octagon, 118 Cooper St., Santa Cruz.

Sesnon Art Gallery: UCSC Pop Up Art Project ELISE MCDONOUGH signs copies of ‘The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook’ on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30pm at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 831.423.0900. Free.

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/ Apr 4-Jul 15. $375. Sempervirens Outdoor School, 20161 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, 831.426.9155.

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SHAMELESS SELFPROMOTION: Santa Cruz Weekly photographer Chip Scheuer

220 Elk Street, Santa Cruz, 1.800.733.2767.

Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society Meeting Speaker Craig Siulinski discusses how to create a genealogy blog. Thu, Apr 5, 1-3pm. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5700.

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center An oil and acrylic painting class for artists of all skill levels, from beginners to those with previous experience. Wed, 6-9pm. Thru

May 31. $175-$195. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St, Ben Lomond, 831.336.3513.

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Food for Fines During the week of April 8-14, Santa Cruz County residents can bring non-perishable food donations to the library to reduce their overdue fines. For more details and a list of participating libraries, go to http://www.santacruzpl.org/ Mon-Sun Thru Apr 14. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7706.

Featuring seven student artists, this installation at the Rittenhouse Building is sponsored by the Sesnon Gallery and presented in conjunction with Katerina Lanfranco’s Natural Selection (on display at the gallery in UCSC’s Porter College). The installation is part of an innovative new project that seeks to reappropriate Santa Cruz’s empty buildings into ad hoc art galleries by bringing student artwork off the hill and into town. 1375 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. (Juan Guzman)

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.

100TH FIRST FRIDAY is Friday, April 6, at locations throughout downtown Santa Cruz, the Westside, Harvey West and Midtown. For information visit www.firstfridaysantacruz.com.

Frederick St, Santa Cruz, 831.475.1853.

Stitchers-by-the-Sea Meeting

Support and Recovery Groups

The local chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America meets and weaves yarns; public welcome. Second Wed of every month, 7pm. Free. Dominican Hospital Rehab Center, 610

Alzheimer’s: Alzheimer’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).

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.


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100 Celebrating Creativity Since 1975

Wed. April 4 U 7 & 9 pm

HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips No Jazztix/Comps

Sat. April 7 U 7:30 pm

OVER THE RHINE

Tickets: Snazzyproductions.com Sun. April 8 U 7:30 pm

HAYES CARLL

Tickets: Snazzyproductions.com Mon. April 9 U 7 & 9 pm Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and musical visionary

HERMETO PASCOAL AND GROUP

9 PM: 1/2 PRICE FOR STUDENTS No Jazztix/Comps

Thurs. April 12 U 7 pm

TED NASH QUARTET CD RELEASE “THE CREEP” Jazz at Lincoln Cener Orchestra’s leading saxophonist! Mon. April 16 U 7 pm

OZ NOY TRIO with DARRYL JONES & DAVE WECKL Wed. April 18 U 7 pm North Africa’s hottest guitar player

BOMBINO

1/2 PRICE FOR STUDENTS Thurs April 19 U 7 pm

JON CLEARY’S PHILTHY PHEW Sat. April 21 U 8 pm

“JAZZ SILENTS” 7 SILENT FILMS WITH LIVE MUSIC DIRECTED BY DAVE MIHALY Tickets: Inticketing.com

SWEET SOUNDS The California Honeydrops at Moe’s Alley

Mon. April 23 U 7 & 9 pm

THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE: FEATURING VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ, IDAN RAICHEL, SOULEYMANE KANE AND AMIT CARMELI

No Jazztix/Comps

Thurs April 26 U 7 pm

CAMINOS FLAMENCOS PRESENT “NOCHE FLAMENCA” Mon. April 30 U 7 pm INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY!

ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ TRIO Sun. May 6 U 7 pm at the Rio Theatre

GOLD CIRCLE

ROSANNE CASH SOLD OUT! No Jazztix/Comps

Thurs. May 10 U 7 & 9 pm

DAN HICKS AND THE HOT LICKS No Jazztix/Comps

Unless noted advance tickets at kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records. Dinner served 1-hr before Kuumbwa presented concerts. Premium wines & beer. All ages welcome.

320-2 Cedar St [ Santa Cruz 831.427.2227

kuumbwajazz.org

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FRIDAY | 4/6

HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

JERRY MILLER BAND

THE PHENOMENAUTS

A jazz pianist with an energetic, genre-pushing style, the Japanese-born Hiromi Uehara is a virtuoso of the keyboard and a celebrated composer who has worked with Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and Ahmad Jamal, among others. Her latest project, a trio featuring jazz-fusion-funk artist Anthony Jackson (Buddy Rich, O’Jays, Paul Simon) on bass, and rocker Simon Phillips (The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmore) on drums, is an expressive and lively blend of rock, jazz, classical and avant-garde. Kuumbwa; $29 adv/$32 door; 7 & 9pm. (Cat Johnson)

Musician’s musician Jerry Miller first made headlines as the driving force behind the Bobby Fuller Four’s oftcovered classic, “I Fought the Law (and The Law Won).” After Fuller’s untimely death Miller created Moby Grape, one of the seminal groups responsible for creating the San Francisco sound. Once called the “best guitar player in the world” by Eric Clapton, Miller continues to dazzle with his guitar wizardry, sharing the stage with Clapton, Robert Plant and BB King. Don Quixote’s; $12 adv/$15 door; 8pm. (Juan Guzman)

Visiting from “the Earth’s capital” (a.k.a. Oakland), the Phenomenauts are here on a mission to spread the ideals of science and honor through the transmission of “rocket roll.” Clad in space-punk-inspired garb, the crew is known for lively shows animated by a space-hero gimmick: think The Aquabats of a galaxy far, far away. The band, which first gained notoriety in 2003 by sneaking onto the Warped Tour, plays songs that further their quest such as “Particle Accelerator” and “Make a Circuit with Me.” With songs like those, maybe they’ll even be able to trick you into learning something. Crepe Place; $12; 9pm. (Samantha Larson)


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CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS Dragging underappreciated songs and musical styles into the spotlight, the California Honeydrops are a lively and soulful party band spinning up a seamless collection of old-time blues, gospel, funk, second-line New Orleans jazz, R&B and more. Founded in 2007, the Bay Area favorites (they’ve won a bunch of awards and have a loyal, ever-growing following) got their start playing music in the Oakland BART

SUNDAY | 4/8

DANIEL BAMBAATA MARLEY Son of Ziggy and grandson of Bob, Daniel Bambaata represents the third generation of reggae’s leading family. The precocious youngster, now 22, began his career at the age of 5 performing onstage with his father and grew up in an environment that fostered his musical ability, which culminated in his first solo effort “Live It Inna Fear,” produced by his uncle Damian. He has the name—now he’s looking to prove he has the chops necessary to grow his family’s already hefty legacy. Moe’s Alley; $10 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (JG)

TUESDAY | 4/10

MAZZY STAR In 1993, surrounded by chart-topping artists including Cypress Hill, 4 Non Blondes, Soul Asylum and Naughty by Nature, Mazzy Star sneaked onto the pop charts with the hit single

OTHERWORLDLY Mazzy Star’s narcotic psych pop comes to the Cocoanut Grove on Tuesday

Ozomatli

CONCERTS HAYES CARLL

Apr. 8 at Kuumbwa

RICHARD BUCKNER

Apr. 11 at Don Quixote’s

TUNE-YARDS

Apr. 12 at Rio Theatre

MICHELLE SHOCKED Apr. 18 at Moe’s Alley

OZOMATLI

Apr. 19 at Catalyst

“Fade Into You.” In doing so, the band, built around Hope Sandoval and David Roback, brought dreamy, dark, psychedelic folk into the mainstream and established itself as a key player in the atmospheric pop genre. 2012 sees Mazzy Star emerging from a decadelong hiatus with a series of shows and a forthcoming album, the band’s first full-length release in over 15 years. Cocoanut Grove; $23; 8pm. (CJ)

TUESSDAY | 4/10

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Dark Star Orchestra is committed to raising the Dead; with 11 years of experience and 1,800 shows to its credit, it’s the foremost Grateful Dead cover band out there. DSO’s fanatical attention to detail allows band members to re-create shows from any period of the Dead’s 30-year touring history, giving new fans a chance to see what it was like during the glory days of jam band rock & roll. Their critically acclaimed shows have been lauded by Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and the Associated Press, proving that DSO is a worthy tribute to one of the titans of pop culture in the 20th century. The Catalyst; $25 adv/$30 door; 8pm. (JG)

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A product of the Cincinnati neighborhood of the same name, Over the Rhine has been making quiet and lovely music for the last two decades. Originally a quartet, the band is now a duo, made up of husband-and-wife multi-instrumentalist team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. A lyrically and compositionally intelligent outfit whose influences are as much literary as musical, the independently-minded band makes layered and intimate music that hovers somewhere between underground rock and chamber folk and reveals hidden treasures with every listen. Kuumbwa; $22; 7:30. (CJ)

stations and have been criss-crossing genres and states ever since, bringing their deep grooves, funky horns and tight harmonies to appreciative audiences around the country. Moe’s Alley; $12 adv/$15 door; 9pm. (CJ)

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Live Bands

Live Comedy

Live Bands

DJ Tripp

Lords of Greenbush

Dore Coller

Aftershock

DJ in the Patio

Gemini & Koan Sound

Hip-Hop Open Mic

Iamsu

Smokinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joe Kubek

Mini Mansions

THE ABBEY

SAT 4/7 Open Mic Night

350 Mission St, Santa Cruz

BLUE LAGOON 923 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

BOCCIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

THE CATALYST 1011 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

CLOUDS

Jazz Open Mic

110 Church St, Santa Cruz

The Esoteric Collective

CREPE PLACE

Megafaun

The OTS Trio

The Phenomenauts

Yuji Tojo

Beat Street

The Messiahs

1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

CROWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST

Tsunami

2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

DAVENPORT ROADHOUSE

Esoteric Collective

1 Davenport Ave, Santa Cruz

FINS COFFEE 1104 Ocean St, Santa Cruz

HOFFMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAKERY CAFE

Preston Brahm Trio

Mapanova

1102 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER

Isoceles with Gary Montrezza

Hiromi Trio Porject

Over The Rhine

320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

MAD HOUSE BAR & COCKTAILS

Mad Jam

DJ AD

DJ Marc

DJ E

529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Bring your instrument

Rainbow Room

Cruzing

Church

MOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALLEY

Rootz Underground

Lynx

Country Music

Dubstep

Libation Lab

DJ Sparkle

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

MOTIV 1209 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

3rd Anniversary Bash

with AL-B

RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

THE REEF

Reggae Night

120 Union St, Santa Cruz

RIO THEATRE

Lumen Obscura II

1205 Soquel, Santa Cruz

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

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Gemini & Koan Sound

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The Box

Live Bands

Hip-Hop

BLUE LAGOON

SC Jazz Society

Wet & Reckless

Scott Owens

THE ABBEY 831.429.1058 831.423.7117

BOCCIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CELLAR 831.427.1795

John K. Samson

Monday Jazz Jam

Dark Star Orchestra

THE CATALYST 831.423.1336

Jazz Baby

CLOUDS 831.429.2000

Neil Hamburger

7 Come 11

CREPE PLACE 831.429.6994

Live Comedy

CROWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST 831.476.4560

Sherry Austin Band

DAVENPORT ROADHOUSE 831.426.8801

Geese in the Fog

FINS COFFEE 831.423.6131

Dana Scruggs Trio

Joe Leonard Trio

Hayes Carll

Hermeto Pascoal

Barry Scott & Associates

HOFFMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAKERY CAFE 831.420.0135

KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER 831.427.2227

DJ Chante Neighborhood Night

Daniel Marley

E Squared

MAD HOUSE BAR & COCKTAILS 831.425.2900

MOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALLEY 831.479.1854

Rasta Cruz Reggae

Ecclectic

DJ AD

Primal Productions

MOTIV 831.479.5572

RED 831.425.1913

Troubadour Pro Jam

THE REEF 831.459.9876

RIO THEATRE 831.423.8209

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 831.426.2739

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HIPHOP OPEN MIC./#/6%2s$OORSOPENPM Friday, April 6Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 16+ IAMSU! plus HBK & 2 Coast

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SMOKINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING

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JOHN K. SAMSON & THE PROVINCIAL BAND

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Dark Star Orchestra

!DV$RSs$RSPM3HOWPM Apr 11 Open Mic Atrium (Ages 21+) Apr 13 Las Reinas De La Bahia Atrium (Ages 21+) Apr 14 Sin Sisters Burlesque Atrium (Ages 21+) Apr 15 Bastard Suns Atrium (Ages 21+) Apr 18 Zeds Dead/ Araabmuzik (Ages 18+) !PROzomatli (Ages 21+) Apr 20 The Holdup/ Afroman (Ages 16+) Apr 22 Tech N9ne (Ages 16+) May 5 Curren$y (Ages 16+) May 10 Snoop Dogg (Ages 16+) May 13 Andre Nickatina (Ages 16+) May 16 Vital Events: Mt. Eden (Ages 18+) May 31 Suicidal Tendencies (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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WED 4/4

BRITANNIA ARMS

Trivia Quiz Night

THU 4/5

FRI 4/6

SAT 4/7

Karaoke

Streuth

AC Myles

Lou De Luca

George Christos

Roberto-Howell

8017 Soquel Dr, Aptos

THE FOG BANK 211 Esplanade, Capitola

MANGIAMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA AND WINE BAR

David Paul Campbell

David Paul Campbell

Karaoke

Motovators

Lara Price

Johnny Fabulous

Lara Price

783 Rio del Mar Blvd, Aptos

MICHAELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

PARADISE BEACH GRILLE 215 Esplanade, Capitola

SANDERLINGS

Dizzy Burnett

1 Seascape Resort Dr, Rio del Mar

In Three

& Grover Coe

SEVERINOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAR & GRILL

Don McCaslin &

7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos

The Amazing Jazz Geezers

SHADOWBROOK

Cocktail Combo

KOZ

Joe Ferrara

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The world’s greatest sushi chef has an obsessive side BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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WHAT Jiro Ono looks for is a sound: an exhalation of satisfaction that his customers make. The documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi touches on sturdier questions: Can perfection be obtained, and is happiness only really to be found in trying to pursue it? An old man with an impassive face and rimless spectacles, Ono is the force behind Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat sushi bar in an alcove of the Ginza subway station in Tokyo. It is a three-star Michelin restaurant, where the bill begins at 30,000 yen (about $360) and can go far higher. No appetizers, 20 pieces of sushi per diner. Reservations required at least a month in advance. There is a branch restaurant in Tokyo’s exclusive and alienating Roppongi Hills highrise complex, anchored by Goldman Sachs’ local branch. Jiro’s younger son Takashi runs the restaurant. At 85 years old, the master Jiro is focused on work above all. He dislikes holidays. He works with his grown son, who is fiftyish, as well as with a senior apprentice who also will never see the happy side of 60 again. Nakazawa the apprentice obviously fears the old man: “I don’t sleep with my feet in his direction.” A trio of younger apprentices take care of the prep. Fun fact: To make it perfect, one needs to massage the raw octopus for 45 minutes.

FISH OF MY FISH Jiro Ono and Yoshikazu Ono in ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi.’ What we see of Jiro’s past is bleak. He displays a flash of irreverence at his parent’s grave: “They never took care of me.” Jiro left home at 9 and apprenticed at a restaurant. There, he was told that “the history of sushi is so long that nothing new can be invented.” For decades, Jiro has sought to overcome that long past, literally dreaming of new morsels in the rare hours when he isn’t working. And he worked the kind of hours that made his sons wonder aloud to their mother: Who is the strange man sleeping in the house? “I wasn’t much of a father,” he says. As triple-X food porn, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is rapturous. By the time it’s over, you feel you can tell a little about the difference in grades of tuna, from the fatty to the finest and leanest, simply by the color. The stained-glass translucency of the pieces contrasts with the keenness of the knives. We learn of the importance of

timing—tuna is to be aged three to 10 days. By Jiro’s lights, it takes 10 years to learn how to prepare a roasted egg dish, a dish cooked by waving a cast-iron form over a low fire. The essentials of rice preparation take what Jiro calls “significant skills.” In the scene where Jiro is visited by his longtime rice salesman, an air of covertness pervades, as if the men are careful not to blab trade secrets. We note the toughening of hands of apprentices through wringing out the extremely hot towels given to the customers at the beginning of the meal. And yet pieces of sushi must be handled as one would handle a baby chick, Jiro notes. The future of sushi, in light of overfishing, is touched upon. Director/producer David Gelb sometimes honors Jiro with slow-mo sequences, as the old man peels off one of his white gloves or the wraps of the sash of his smock. Viewing the outward gravity, Gelb suggests the anxieties boiling inside the man,

through some overfamiliar selections by Philip Glass. One matter concerning Jiro is his legacy. As he has no intention of retiring, he must leave the business to sons who will have to work twice as hard to try to continue the restaurants’ prestige. If Jiro’s firmness weren’t tempered by a sense of humility, the documentary would be unwatchable. But the emphasis on self-sacrifice leads to a de Maupassant–style question: Just how much has Jiro has actually been involved during some of the most celebrated moments of the restaurant? Is he a figurehead? How possible would it be to be Jiro, to try to live these dreams of perfection?

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Film Capsules FILM CAPS AMERICAN REUNION (R; 113 min) It’s been 13 years since we first met the crew from East Lake Falls. Now the entire cast is back together for the long-overdue reunion. Back then Jim, Oz, Kevin and Finch were just looking to lose their virginity. Now they’re adults reminiscing about the days when hormones controlled their lives. (Opens Thu midnite at Santa Cruz 9, Fri at Green Valley) (JG) BOY (NR; 87 min) A heartfelt comedy about a boy named

Boy growing up in a broken family in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. A dreamer, Boy imagines his father (locked away for robbery) as a deepsea diver, war hero and close personal relation to his other hero, Michael Jackson. When his father returns to recover a bag of stolen money he buried, Boy must confront the abyss between the purity of his daydreams and reality of the man that is his father. (Opens Fri at Nick) (JG)

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (PG; 81 min) See review, page 107. (Opens Fri at Del Mar) METROPOLITAN OPERA:

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Movie reviews by Juan Guzman, Traci Hukill, Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack

MANON (NR; 250 min) The latest installment of The Met: Live in HD brings you Jules Massenet’s Manon. (Sat at Santa Cruz 9)

where he must do battle with the Nazis and their allies, including Indy’s old rival Rene Belloq. (Thu at Santa Cruz 9) (JG)

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) stars in this non-stop thrill ride by director Steven Spielberg. Jones, working as an unassuming professor, is sought out by the U.S. government to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis use it to make all of their soldiers invincible. The trip will take him to far-off climes,

RASCAL FLATTS: CHANGED (PG; 115 min) Country music megastars Rascal Flatts have achieved just about everything in their careers. Now they’re letting their fans get a personal look at their daily lives in this onetime-only theater event. Also featured will be exclusive performances of their biggest hits and new music off their album Changed. (Thu at Santa Cruz 9) (JG)

SPICE WORLD (1997) In this campy, over-the-top comedy, British pop sensations the Spice Girls tour London in their double-decker party bus, perform for fans and have zany adventures. Featuring visitors from outer space, a haunted mansion and a cameo by Elton John, no one’s arguing that it’s a great movie. But just try to keep yourself from laughing at all the silliness. (Fri-Sat midnite at Del Mar) (JG) TITANIC 3D (1997) Will James Cameron have recovered from his trip to the Mariana Trench when his 1997 Oscar

Showtimes are for Wednesday, April 4, through Wednesday, April 11, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

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WARMED OVER Jason Biggs, Tara Reid and Eugene Levy get together one more time for ‘American Reunion,’ opening this week. juggernaut (it won 11, including best director and best picture) opens in 3-D? The story of two British kids from opposite sides of the tracks who meet on the steamer’s ill-fated maiden voyage might be even more heartbreaking and harrowing this time around. (Opens Wednesday midnite) (TH)

REVIEWS 21 JUMP STREET (R; 110 min.) Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill star in this comedic reboot of the classic ’80s TV show. When police discover a drug ring at a local high school, only underachieving cops Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) are young enough to pass as students and help take it down. (JG) CASA DE MI PADRE (R; 84 min.) Will Ferrell brings his over-the-top wackiness below the border in this comedy about a family on the brink of catastrophe. Armando Alvarez (Ferrell) has never left his father’s ranch, now on the edge of bankruptcy. When Armando’s successful younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) arrives, it seems like the ranch is on its way to better times. But when Raul’s dealings are found to be illegitimate, the family finds itself embroiled in a drug war. (JG) CHICO & RITA (NR; 94 min) Set in 1940s Havana and New York, this animated feature centers on the affair between Chico, a talented nightclub pianist, and Rita, a beautiful singer. Unfortunately the handsome animation

provided by Javier Mariscal and the brilliant score composed by Bebo Valdes are wasted on a flimsy script that proves overly facile, and ultimately the movie’s embarrassing conclusion denies that Rita’s artistry could ever be as important as finding the right man. (RvB)

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (PG; 95 min) Based on Dr. Seuss’ classic environmental morality tale about a furry forest creature that “speaks for the trees.” While searching for the one thing that can win the affection of his crush, 12year-old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) encounters the Lorax (voiced by Danny DeVito) engaged in a desperate struggle to save the woods from the Once-ler, who is determined to expand his factory at the expense of the forest. THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13; 142 min) This slickly shot, superbly acted science fiction thriller deserves to be a hit. Jennifer Lawrence gives a careermaking performance as Katniss Everdeen, a coal-miner’s daughter from the cryptically named District 12 who is forced to compete with 23 other young men and women in the nationally televised Hunger Games until only one of them is left standing. On the one hand, The Hunger Games works as blown-up satire television phoniness, yet at its center stands Lawrence, a powerful and humane heroine in a cinema that desperately needs such a figure. (RvB)

JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME (R; 83 min.) Slacker Jeff (Jason Segal) is sent to run a small errand by his mother (Susan Sarandon) when he becomes convinced the universe is sending him messages. When he runs into his brother Pat (Ed Helms) they spend the day spying on Pat’s wife, who may be having an affair. (JG) JOHN CARTER (PG-13; 132 min.) John Carter is based on A Princess of Mars (1912), the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 11 blood and thunder novels about the planet we call Mars, known to its indigenous creatures as Barsoom. The Tharks are warriors with battered tusks, not overimpressed by strangers, even the Earthman they discover and capture. John Carter (Taylor Kitsch, physically fit but a clunky actor) evinces great strength and the ability to leap tall pinnacles in a single bound, so the Tharks make Carter one of their own, as part of a group initiation. While a guest of the Tharks, Carter rescues a princess in peril: the humanoid Dejah Thoris (Shakesperean actress Lynn Collins). John Carter is diverting in a way space operas usually aren’t. The film benefits from Burroughs’ idea of populating a planet with contending forces; here we enjoy all the plot-thickener that Avatar decided to do without. (RvB) MIRROR MIRROR (PG; 106 min.) This fresh and comical retelling of an old classic features Julia

Roberts as the Evil Queen who steals control of a kingdom. The exiled princess, Snow White (Lily Collin), must enlist the help of seven resourceful rebel dwarves in order to save the kingdom and claim her birthright. (JG)

PROJECT X (R; 87 min) Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) produces this comedy about three high school seniors determined to leave their mark by throwing the craziest party anyone has ever seen. In a classic case of be-carefulwhat-you-wish-for their mission turns out to be all too successful as the night spirals out of control. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (R; 111 min.) A sheikh (Amr Waked) with a vision wants to bring flyfishing to the desert, which means his representative (Emily Blunt) must persuade a fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) that it’s not an absurd idea, even as a press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) tries to make hay of the PR opportunity the sheik’s dream presents. (TH) THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (G; 94 min) Spunky 14-year-old Borrower Arrietty (voiced by Bridgit Mendler) lives in the Lilliputian confines of her suburban garden home with her parents (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler), venturing out only to borrow scraps from her comparatively huge human hosts. When 12year-old Shawn sees the tiny Arrietty one night, a friendship develops that, if discovered, could lead

Arrietty and her family into danger

THIN ICE (R; 114 min) Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent desperately looking for a way out of the frigid Wisconsin tundra. Gorvy Hauer (Alan Arkin) is a retired farmer sitting on a fortune he’s not even aware of. When the two meet up, Mickey figures that Gorvy is just the sort of lonely sucker he needs to make a quick buck, but the scheme takes a sour turn when volatile locksmith Randy (Billy Crudup) gets involved. (JG) WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (R; 112 min.) Tilda Swinton is a perceptive, increasingly worried mother and John C. Reilly her oblivious husband in this adaptation of the Orange Prize–winning novel by Lionel Shriver. As their son progresses from an unusually mischievous toddler to a sociopathic teen, they have to acknowledge that something is seriously off with their kid. WRATH OF THE TITANS (PG-13; 120 min) Perseus, the demi-god son of Zeus, seeks a quiet existence as a fisherman where he can raise his son in safety. When Zeus is betrayed and captured by his brother, Hades, and his son, Ares, the gods’ war against the ancient Titans takes a turn for the worse. Unable to ignore his calling, Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to save his father and the world. (JG)


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For the week of April 4 ARIES (March 21–April 19): Please study this testimony:

GEMINI (May 21–June 20): “I can’t tell if I’m dealing well with life these days or if I just don’t give a sh— any more.” I stumbled upon that comment at someecards.com, and I decided to pass it along for your consideration. You may be pondering the same riddle: feeling suspicious about why you seem more relaxed and tolerant than usual in the face of plain old everyday chaos. I’m here to tell you my opinion, which is that your recent equanimity is not rooted in jaded numbness. Rather, it’s the result of some hard work you did on yourself during the last six months. Congrats and enjoy! CANCER (June 21–July 22): What excites you, Cancerian? What mobilizes your self-discipline and inspires you to see the big picture? I encourage you to identify those sources of high-octane fuel, and then take extraordinary measures to make them a strong presence in your life. There has rarely been a better time than now for you to do this. It could create effects that will last for years. (P.S. Here’s a further nudge from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it.”)

LEO (July 23–Aug. 22): While browsing in a bookstore, I came across a book and deck of cards that were collectively called Tarot Secrets. The subtitle of the kit was “A Fast and Easy Way to Learn a Powerful Ancient Art.” I snorted derisively to read that claim, since I myself have studied Tarot intensively for years and am nowhere near mastery. Later, though, when I was back home meditating on your horoscope, I softened my attitude a bit. The astrological omens do indeed suggest that in the upcoming weeks and months, you just might be able to learn a rather substantial skill in a relatively short time.

VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22): Writing in The New Yorker, Joanna Ravenna paraphrased German philosopher Nietzsche: “The best way to enrage people is to force them to change their mind about you.” I’d like to see you mutate this theory in the coming weeks, Virgo. If possible, see if you can amuse and entertain people, not enrage them, by compelling them to change their minds about you. I realize that’s a tricky proposition, but given the current astrological omens, I have faith that you can pull it off.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23–Nov. 21): People in intimate relationships are hypersensitive to negative comments from their partners. Psychologists say it takes five compliments to outweigh the effects of a single dash of derogatory criticism. I’m sure the ratio is similar even for relationships that aren’t as close as lovers and spouses. With this in mind, I urge you to be extra careful not to dispense barbs. They would be especially damaging during this phase of your astrological cycle—both to you and to those at whom you direct them. Instead, Scorpio, why not dole out an abundance of compliments? They will build up a reservoir of goodwill you’ll be able to draw on for a long time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21): Researchers report that the typical man falls in love 5.4 times over the course of his life, while the average woman basks in the glow of this great mystery on 4.6 occasions. I suspect you may be close to having a .4 or .6 type of experience, Sagittarius: sort of like infatuation, but without the crazed mania. That could actually be a good thing. The challenging spiritual project that relationship offers may be most viable when the two people involved are not electrifyingly interwoven with every last one of their karmic threads. Maybe we have more slack in our quest for intimacy if we love but are not obsessed.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19): “I couldn’t wait for success,” said rich and famous comedian Jonathan Winters, “so I went ahead without it.” I love that approach, and I suggest you try it out. Is there any area of your life that is held captive by an image of perfection? Consider the possibility that shiny concepts of victory and progress might be distracting you from doing the work that will bring you meaning and fulfillment. If you’re too busy dreaming of someday attaining the ideal mate, weight, job, pleasure, and community, you may miss out on the imperfect but amazing opportunities that are available right now.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18): On Reddit.com, Kaushalp88 asked the question, “What is the most badass thing that you have ever done, but that other people weren’t impressed by?” Here’s his own story: “I was at an ice-cream shop. At the exit, there was a small raised step I didn’t see. I tripped over it with my ice cream cone in my right hand. The ice cream ball sprung out of the cone. I instinctively lurched my left hand forward and grabbed it, but at the same time I was already falling toward the pavement. I tucked my head into my chest and made a perfect somersault, rising to my feet and plopping the ice cream back in the cone.” I suspect you will soon have comparable experiences, Aquarius—unusual triumphs and unexpected accomplishments. But you may have to be content with provoking awe in no one else beside yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20): “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” So says a Swedish proverb. Can we talk about this, please, Pisces? Of course there are real hazards and difficulties in life, and they deserve your ingenious problem-solving. But why devote any of your precious energy to becoming embroiled in merely hyped-up hazards and hypothetical difficulties? Based on my analysis of the astrological omens, now is a propitious time to cut shadows down to their proper size. It’s also a perfect moment to liberate yourself from needless anxiety. I think you’ll be amazed at how much more accurate your perceptions will be as a result.

Homework: Do a homemade ritual in which you vow to attract more blessings into your life. Report results at FreeWillAstrology.com.

LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 22): In 1892, when Wrigley was just starting out as a company, its main product was baking powder. Free chewing gum was included in each package as a promotional gimmick. But soon the freebie became so popular that Wrigley rearranged its entire business. Now it’s a multi-billion-dollar company that sells gum in 140 different countries—and no baking powder. Maybe there’s something like that on the verge of happening in your own life, Libra: What seemed like the main event could turn out to be secondary, or what seemed incidental might become a centerpiece. Is there

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TAURUS (April 20–May 20): Our ancestors owned slaves and denied education to girls. What were they thinking? Time magazine asked renowned historian David McCullough if there was anything we do today that our descendants will regard as equally insane and inexcusable. His reply: “How we could have spent so much time watching TV.” I’ll ask you, Taurus, to apply this same exercise on a personal level. Think of some things you did when you were younger that now seem incomprehensible or ignorant. Then explore the possibility that you will look back with incredulity at some weird habit or tweaked form of self-indulgence you’re pursuing today. (P.S. It’s an excellent time to phase out that habit or self-indulgence.)

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Superb contemporary home! Beautiful views and light and spacious quality design and architecture in excellent Soquel-Capitola location. Near ocean, hiking, commuting, cafes, Capitola shopping, Soquel village. 4905 Bellevue, Soquel. $830,000. Listed by Terry Cavanagh and Tammi Blake 831-345-9640.

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

Gated community. 8.5 acres. Full sun. Ridge top. Private and serene. Good gardening potential. Redwoods, Madrones, and a year-round creek. Just 20 minutes to Los Gatos and 15 minutes to Felton. Well. Prestigious Los Gatos schools. Shown by appointment only. Offered at $125,000. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

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Good Owner Financing possible. End of the road privacy and easy access to a Sunny neighborhood in a gated community with no drive through traffic. Pretty creek frontage and view of the neighborhood. Prestigious Los Gatos schools. Convenient commute location. Offered at $165,000. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

Come Play on the easy terrain at DEER CREEK MELODY. 10 Acres, just 2 miles in, on a well maintained private road, off the grid, lots of sun, and plenty of water with approx. 200 ft. of accessible year around creek frontage. Recreational Parcel. Offered at $212,000. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-3955754 www.donnerland.com

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Pristine Acreage. 10 min to Boulder Creek. No rock out of place in this magnificent forest Land enveloped by Redwood Trees. Spring fed pond. Prestigious location. Qualified buyers only. Aptos Ocean View Shown by Appt. Offered at $1,900,000. Broker will help Acreage show. Call Debbie @ Donner Private acreage with ocean Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395views above Aptos. Almost 7 5754 www.donnerland.com acres with good well, access, trees and gardens, sloped CANYON VIEW with some level areas, perGood Owner Financing mits to build already active. Available. Beautiful 23 acres in Ready to build your dream the Los Gatos Mountains with home! 7101 Fern Flat Road, creek, sweeping canyon view, Aptos. $468,000. and paved road access. Used Listed by Terry Cavanagh to have a house there in the 831-345-2053. 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2 driveways, Excellent location. Septic permit, Power at lot line, and well. Offered at $385,000. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-3955754 www.donnerland.com

STELLAR WAY Approx. 10 acres, quiet, surrounded by Magestic Redwood trees. Beautiful and Pristine with a good amount of easy terrain. Good producing well. Owner financing. Broker will help show. Shown by appointment only. Offered at $349,000. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

40 ACRES Excellent Owner Financing. Acreage, Private and Easy to get to in Sunny Aptos. View of Monterey Bay and city lights. TPZ. Abundant Yearround spring. Sun and views. Multiple building sites with paved road access & dirt and gravel driveway. TPZ-Redwood habitat has been harvested every 15-20 years since the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Timber harvest possible with new timber harvest plan. Potential for horses, small scale solar and hydro feed to grid. Offered at $450,000. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

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