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EDITOR’S NOTE One of the things I’ve always liked about writing for an alt-weekly instead of a daily newspaper is the way stories develop over time. Many of the cover stories you see each week were actually conceived months earlier, and sometimes originally slated to run at an earlier date. But once they secure a spot on the editorial calendar, they become part of an ongoing conversation. The writer’s vision for the story can change radically over the course of a few weeks or even months as they dig deeper and deeper into the research on it. But sometimes it’s not so much that their vision changes as it intensifies. Everyone who writes

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Re: “Façade Crumbles” (GT, 11/14): Dear conservatives: You say you believe in jobs. But jobs require affordable housing. Jobs can’t be created unless (1) employers can afford business accommodation, and (2) workers can afford housing within reach of their jobs, on wages that their employers can pay! Dear home owners: Sure, you like high prices when you sell. But then you have to buy again! And then your kids have to get into the market without the benefit of a previous sale. And what if you have a misfortune that sends you back to square one? As a home owner-occupant, you are both landlord and tenant, and while the establishment wants you to think and vote solely as an owner, your interests as owner are probably outweighed by your interests as occupant. Dear renters: Sure, rent control might protect you against being forced out by rising rents. But if you need to move out for any other reason, you won’t be able to get another rent-controlled dwelling, because investors won’t build new housing unless it’s exempt from rent control. What you really need is not protection from the

for an alt-weekly like GT is here because they want to tell stories and reveal truths, and all of us take it very seriously. Sometimes we get downright obsessed with a story as we track it over time. I think you’ll see what I’m talking about when you read Maria Grusauskas’ profile of Martha Hudson this week. This story has been on the editorial calendar for most of the year, and over that time I’ve watched Maria follow Hudson closely and gain a more and more comprehensive understanding of her lifestyle. I think it adds immeasurably to the final result. Notice the level of detail in her descriptions while you read, the way smaller points accrete into larger ones, from the culture of car living to the challenges of DIY entrepreneurism to Santa Cruz’s lack of affordability to body image issues. It’s a good example of why I love what we do here, and how we do it. STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

market, but a reduction in “market” rents. Dear developers: You say the solution is to build more housing. But are you really going to build so fast that you reduce rents and prices, and therefore reduce your profits? Of course not—unless something forces your hand! SOLUTION: Put a punitive tax on vacant lots and unoccupied buildings (except properties waiting for permits), so that the owners can’t afford not to build accommodation and seek tenants. A vacancy tax, by increasing supply and reducing owners’ ability to tolerate vacancies, strengthens the bargaining position of tenants and therefore reduces rents (and forces landlords to expedite any necessary repairs in order to attract tenants). It yields both an immediate benefit, by pushing existing dwellings onto the rental market, and a long-term benefit, by encouraging construction. Dear politicians: The need to avoid the vacancy tax would initiate economic activity, which would expand the bases of other taxes, allowing their rates to be reduced, so that the rest of the city/state/ country would get a tax cut. Can you sell a tax cut? In California, a peculiarity of the state constitution means that a local vacancy tax requires a 2/3 popular vote.

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The Mountain Community Theater is living up to the lessons of Kris Kringle, the man celebrated in Miracle on 34th Street, the Play, which the theater has been performing at its Ben Lomond stage this holiday season. Starting Friday, Nov. 30, the theater company began donating all proceeds to support victims of the Camp Fire. Mountain Community Theater will continue doing so for its final three performances this weekend on Dec. 7, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. For more information, visit mctshows.org.

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ROB BREZSNY FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of December 5 ARIES Mar21–Apr19 When I write a horoscope for you, I focus on one or two questions because I don’t have room to cover every single aspect of your life. The theme I’ve chosen this time may seem a bit impractical, but if you take it to heart, I guarantee you it will have practical benefits. It comes from Italian author Umberto Eco. He wrote, “Perhaps the mission of those who love humanity is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.” I swear to you, Aries, that if you laugh at the truth and make the truth laugh in the coming days, you will be guided to do all the right and necessary things.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 You have a cosmic mandate and a poetic license to stir up far more erotic fantasies than usual. It’ll be healthy for you to unleash many new thoughts about sexual experiments that would be fun to try and novel feelings you’d like to explore and people whose naked flesh you’d be interested to experience sliding and gliding against yours. But please note that the cosmic mandate and poetic license do not necessarily extend to you acting out your fantasies. The important thing is to let your imagination run wild. That will catalyze a psychic healing you didn’t even realize you needed.

GEMINI May21–June20 In my continuing efforts to help you want what you need and need what you want, I’ve collected four wise quotes that address your looming opportunities. 1. “What are you willing to give up, in order to become who you really need to be?” (Elizabeth Gilbert). 2. “Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from,” (Rebecca Solnit). 3. “You enter the extraordinary by way of the ordinary,” (Frederick Buechner). 4. “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you,” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

CANCER Jun21–Jul22 I’ve called on author Robert Heinlein to provide your horoscope. According to my astrological analysis, his insights are exactly what you need to focus on right now. “Do not confuse ‘duty’ with what other people expect of you,” he wrote. “They are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible.”

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What does “beauty” mean to you? What sights, sounds, images, qualities, thoughts, and behavior do you regard as beautiful? Whatever your answers might be to those questions right now, I suggest you expand and deepen your definitions in the coming weeks. You’re at a perfect pivot point to invite more gorgeous, lyrical grace into your life; to seek out more elegance and charm and artistry; to cultivate more alluring, delightful magic.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 You know the expiration dates that appear on the labels of the prescription drugs you buy? They don’t mean that the drugs lose their potency after that date. In fact, most drugs are still quite effective for at least another 10 years. Let’s use this fact as a metaphor for a certain resource or influence in your life that you fear is used up or defunct. I’m guessing it still has a lot to offer you, although you will have to shift your thinking in order to make its reserves fully available.

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22 Libran rapper Eminem is renowned for his verbal skill. It may be best exemplified in his song “Rap God,” in which he delivers 1,560 words in six minutes and four seconds,

or 4.28 words per second. In one stretch, he crams in 97 words in 15 seconds, achieving a pace of 6.5 words per second. I suspect that in the coming weeks, you will also be unusually adept at using words, although your forte will be potent profundity rather than sheer speed. I encourage you to prepare by making a list of the situations where your enhanced powers of persuasion will be most useful.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 In May of 1883, the newly built Brooklyn Bridge opened for traffic. Spanning the East River to link Manhattan and Brooklyn, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. But almost immediately people spread rumors that it was unstable. There was a growing fear that it might even crumble and fall. That’s when charismatic showman P. T. Barnum stepped in. He arranged to march 21 elephants across the bridge. There was no collapse, and so the rumors quickly died. I regard the coming weeks as a time when you should take inspiration from Barnum. Provide proof that will dispel gossipy doubt. Drive away superstitious fear with dramatic gestures. Demonstrate how strong and viable your improvements really are.

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21 Robert Louis Stevenson published his gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886. It was a bestseller, and quickly got turned into a theatrical production. In the ensuing 132 years, there have been well over a hundred further adaptations of the story into film and stage productions. Here’s the funny thing about this influential work: Stevenson wrote it fast. It took him three feverish days to get the gist of it, and just another six weeks to revise. Some biographers say he was high on drugs during the initial burst, perhaps cocaine. I suspect you could also produce some robust and interesting creation in the coming weeks, Sagittarius—and you won’t even need cocaine to fuel you.

CAPRICORN Dec22–Jan19 A blogger on Tumblr named Ffsshh composed a set of guidelines that I think will be apt and useful for you to draw on in the coming weeks. Please study these suggestions and adapt them for your healing process. “Draw stick figures. Sing off-key. Write bad poems. Sew ugly clothes. Run slowly. Flirt clumsily. Play video games on ‘easy.’ OK? You do not need to be good at something to enjoy it. Sometimes talent is overrated. Do things you like doing just because you like doing them. It’s OK to suck.”

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18 Aquarian athlete Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player who ever lived. He was also the first to become a billionaire. But when he was growing up, he didn’t foresee the glory that awaited him. For example, in high school he took a home economics class so as to acquire cooking abilities. Why? He imagined that as an adult he might have to prepare all of his own meals. His ears were so huge and ungainly, he reasoned, that no woman would want to be his wife. So the bad news was that he suffered from a delusion. The good news was that because of his delusion, he learned a useful skill. I foresee a similar progression for you, Aquarius. Something you did that was motivated by misguided or irrelevant ideas may yield positive results.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 The Bible does not say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even a “sinner.” There’s no mention of her sexual proclivities at all. Delusional ideas about her arose in the Middle Ages, instigated by priests who confused her with other women in the Bible. The truth is that the Bible names her as a key ally to Christ, and the crucial witness to his resurrection. Fortunately, a number of scholars and church leaders have in recent years been working to correct her reputation. I invite you to be motivated and inspired by this transformation as you take steps to adjust and polish your own image during the coming weeks. It’s time to get your public and private selves into closer alignment.

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August, he’d know that proponents got this on the ballot even though two polls showed that it would fail. Our county must pay the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a doomed election. What a hasty waste of public funds by the Board of Supervisors. The precinct-by-precinct returns show that Measure H got closest to two-thirds in the City of Santa Cruz. Since Pogonip Park is closed as of yesterday, why not put a $140 million affordable housing project at the end of Golf Club Drive? And call it Keeley Lane. It could house the same folks living there already. — BRUCE HOLLOWAY

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hen developers Craig Rowell and Rick Moe bought 2.7 acres of land in Santa Cruz in April 2007, they weren’t expecting it to look the same more than 11 years later. Today, the site at 1930 Ocean Street Extension is much the same mix of open grassy area and a few trees—not a development of 32 housing units, let alone the original proposal of 40. That doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon, either, as the site is now the subject of a lawsuit brought under the California Environmental Quality Act, known as CEQA (pronounced SEE-quah). The Ocean Street Extension Neighborhood Association filed the suit in late October against Rowell

and Moe, as well as the city of Santa Cruz and the City Council. The suit alleges—among other issues—that the environmental impact report (EIR), a document required under CEQA for some projects, doesn’t adequately analyze the cumulative impacts of the proposed development and fails to respond to many of the comments put forth by neighbors in the report drafting process. Rowell and Moe say they weren’t surprised by the lawsuit. They feel neighbors have been opposed to the project, which would include at least a few affordable units, from the beginning. In their eyes, the CEQA suit is just another tool to try to stop it entirely. “CEQA was certainly written and enacted with all the best of

intentions,” Moe says. “And it has done a lot of good, there is no question. But it has some holes in it, and it is getting used to try to stop projects.” Legal analyses of CEQA, which was signed into law in 1970 by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, show divisions over its ripple effects on development and the state’s housing supply. Over the past three years, California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, which blames lousy housing affordability on a lack of housing construction, has argued that CEQA inhibits housing construction statewide. This past winter, a study by San Francisco law firm Holland & Knight, published in the Hastings Environmental Law Journal, concluded that CEQA has mostly been used in recent >12

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Phil Kramer has a story about a man who was homeless when he learned that he had cancer. After his initial hospital stay, the man was released to one of the 12 beds at the Homeless Services Center’s Recuperative Care Center (RCC), says Kramer, the executive director of the Homeless Services Center (HSC). Suddenly, the man had a clean bed, healthy meals and reminders to take newly prescribed medicines. Over the course of his stay at the RCC, he learned that his cancer had spread to another part of his body. Doctors at the University of San Francisco offered him a cutting-edge experimental cancer treatment, and the RCC was able to provide him reliable transportation to his appointments in the city. This chemotherapy-like treatment, Kramer says, was successful in putting the patient’s cancer into remission. Recently, just under a year removed from his arrival, he moved into permanent housing with the help of a Section 8 voucher that the RCC helped him procure. The RCC is one of six projects participating in this year’s Santa Cruz Gives holiday giving program that address issues surrounding homelessness in the county. Through Santa Cruz Gives, Kramer says, the community can learn about the robust array of solutions that are in place to address it. Each of the six projects selected for the Santa Cruz Gives campaign takes on a different aspect of homelessness. The Homeless Garden Project’s Impact Fund for Trainee Wages helps homeless individuals secure jobs and training to support them on a path to stability and permanent housing. Pajaro Valley Shelter Services is offering a tenant education program to build stronger partnerships between tenants and landlords. Wings Homeless Advocacy is raising money to provide beds and baskets of essential household items to the newly housed. The Warming Center is taking donations to help sustain and expand >14

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years “to block infill housing and transit-oriented land-use plans, as well as public service and infrastructure projects.” Another recent report, however, published by the UC Berkeley School of Law, “Getting It Right,” contends that claims of CEQA’s slowing effects are overstated, and that the real drivers of struggles to add more housing are local agencies such as zoning boards and planning commissions that must sign off on any proposed development. In extreme instances, outside groups have used CEQA as a way to extract last-minute payments out of developers and local governments, as one Irvine resident named Michael Goolsby did this past spring when he issued a couple of challenges to a 125-unit Redwood City development shortly before the project set a date to break ground. The developer contributed $50,000 toward a settlement agreement with Goolsby, who is barred from practicing law. No developers have stories of incidents quite so extreme happening on this side of the hill.

Here in Santa Cruz, Bill Parkin, a partner at the Wittwer Parkin LLP law firm, is representing Ocean Street Extension neighbors in their case against Rowell and Moe, and he’s well aware that CEQA sometimes gets painted as a law that slows down development or is used by “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) groups. CEQA, he says “is just not the problem.” “At the end of the day, this notion that the environment is mutually exclusive from people having homes and from economic growth is simply silly,” he says. He adds that the environmental law is used as a “scapegoat,” and says developers really don’t want the potential impacts of their projects disclosed.

COMPLEX LEGACY The Ocean Street Extension Neighborhood Association has spent much of the past decade entrenched in the proceedings around the proposed development at 1930 Ocean Street Extension. Community members filed more than 100 comments during the drafting of the project’s EIR, and

“many of them were not addressed at all” in the final report as required by CEQA, says Ellen Aldridge, a member of the group’s steering committee. “Our neighborhood association has been concerned about this development since it’s been proposed,” Aldridge says. Their concerns include the potential for increased traffic on the narrow road and how that might affect bicycle and pedestrian safety as well as residents’ ability to evacuate in an emergency, especially if Highway 9, the other route in and out of the neighborhood, is closed. In a Sept. 25 City Council meeting, councilmembers voted 5-2 to advance the project at 32 units instead of the proposed 40, in what appeared to be a form of concession to neighborhood concerns. At least five of the units would be affordable. The affordable housing component seemed to be a selling point for some councilmembers on the project at a time when the pace of affordable housing construction locally—as throughout much of the state—has failed to meet mandated goals. >16

NEWS BRIEFS EYES ON THE WISE Without even winning the lottery or having a genie bestow him three wishes, Douglas Abrams somehow got to spend a week hanging out with perhaps the two most celebrated spiritual leaders on the planet, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. As the only guy in the room without a Nobel Peace Prize, Abrams was content to listen and record what he heard in the company of the two holy men in Dharamshala, India in the spring of 2015. The result was The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (Avery), which has sold over a million copies and has been translated into 39 languages worldwide. On Sunday, Dec. 9, Abrams will

host a community event at Temple Beth El in Aptos on The Book of Joy. He will not be accompanied by the archbishop nor the Dalai Lama. But he’ll come with the next best thing: video. “I’m basically the warmup band for the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu,” laughs Abrams, an author and literary agent from Santa Cruz. The event—sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Humanities Institute at UCSC, Santa Cruz Public Libraries and Temple Beth El—is a significant ecumenical gathering featuring many of Santa Cruz County’s most prominent spiritual leaders, including Rabbi Paula Marcus, the Rev. Deborah Johnson, Father Cyprian Consiglio and the Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi, each to speak on the spiritual component

of finding joy in daily life, and other themes of the book. It is also an opportunity to see some “backstage” footage of Tutu and the Dalai Lama. “It’s going to be like they’re there in the room with us, speaking directly to the audience,” says Abrams. “We’ll be telling the story behind the story and taking people on the road trip to Dharamshala and show them what it was like.” Abrams, who has served as Tutu’s literary agent for more than a decade, says he is surprised and gratified with the reception that The Book of Joy has gotten in the two years since its publication. The book is a meditation on joy, its relationship to similar emotions like pleasure and happiness, and how it interacts with fear, anxiety, grief and other reactions to life’s inevitable trials.

“It has impacted people’s lives in extraordinary ways,” he says, “from helping people deal with chronic illness to getting through the grief from the loss of a loved one.” The book has taken on a second life as a tool for workshops and community building, says Abrams. Local audiences will have the added benefit of getting a sense of the personality of the book’s two larger-than-life figures. “They’re like a comedy duo,” says Abrams. “They were so hilarious. It’s not what you would expect from revered holy men.” WALLACE BAINE

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don’t have any other place to go after a hospital discharge,” he says. On average, the RCC serves more than 80 people a year. They stay an average of three months. “We also know it’s saving the hospitals and the healthcare providers, like the Central California Alliance for Health, millions of dollars per year, so it goes a long way toward making really good use of limited funds,” Kramer says. Kramer says there aren’t many good options available to a homeless person recently discharged from the hospital. Hospitals don’t release patients to the streets, but they may provide them with a motel voucher, which Kramer says may lead to “not good health outcomes.” He says that the RCC “serves that sweet spot” for people who aren’t quite in need of a skilled nursing facility, but also don’t have a home to recover in.

The program was based on research from the of Boston Health Care for the Homeless and modeled after a similar recuperative care center in Monterey County. Out of all of HSC’s programs, Kramer says the RCC is the one that is closest to being fully funded, meaning that the care center relies on less HSC money. The alliance provides almost half of the program’s funding, and a good portion of the rest is made up by Dignity Health, which owns Dominican Hospital. Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Hospice of Santa Cruz provide most of the remaining funds. Kramer says that Kaiser Permanente was a supporter in the past with community grant funding, and he expects the healthcare provider to come back in the future. “Those funders really make the RCC possible, and yet HSC also kicks in over

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Even with the change to the number of units, the neighborhood group says no one has responded its concerns in any substantive way. The goal of its lawsuit is to have the city reissue the EIR, Aldridge says, “and substantively address the questions we raised and consider mitigations and alternatives,” which she says “were given short shrift.” “Everyone acknowledges there needs to be additional housing, that there’s a housing crisis,” Aldridge says. “That doesn’t mean you put projects that aren’t suitable for the site or the surrounding infrastructure in to just say you built more housing. You have to do a critical analysis of both the legal requirements and the environmental concerns, and make sure you’ve got the right project in the right place.” That’s the key part of this lawsuit, Parkin says. The Ocean Street Extension project, he says, didn’t consider all feasible mitigations and alternatives that might reduce environmental impacts. “What is very interesting about the Ocean Street case is the whole affordable housing crisis we have is driving this almost like a collective insanity,” Parkin says. “We just throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to good planning.”

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Santa Cruz Principal Planner Eric Marlatt can’t comment on the Ocean Street Extension case, but says that the city does occasionally receive letters from attorneys about CEQA documents before a project gets a hearing. Often, those letters are from attorneys representing neighbors who are opposed to a project. They don’t always progress to litigation like this one did. Marlatt routinely goes to conferences to learn about the latest in environmental requirements. Generally, he says that most CEQA litigation has less to do with content of the actual environmental analysis than it does the procedural steps that a given agency follows. And, procedurally speaking, CEQA is doing what it was supposed to do, Marlatt says—local governments are looking at potential impacts

to a project, disclosing them and mitigating or offsetting them. Over Marlatt’s nearly 30-year career, CEQA has become more complex, he says, due in part to litigation reshaping the law. When he first started interacting with CEQA in the early 1990s, an initial study for a project was a twopage checklist. Now, an initial study “many times can be 80 to 100 pages of analysis,” he says. Rowell and Moe, the Ocean Street Extension developers, say they’ve spent some $713,000 to date in the effort to see their vision of housing on the property turn into a reality (not counting the $1.65 million they paid to purchase the site). The consultant fees and city review of the EIR alone cost nearly $100,000 combined, and took around two years. That was due, in part, to the “extensive” comments from neighbors, they say. Other developers have shared similar concerns about CEQA gumming up housing construction that they see as essential, and which many advocates are clamoring for. Jesse Nickell, senior vice president of construction and development at Swenson, says the bottom line is that “people are really afraid of change.” While CEQA is generally a really good thing, he says, “it becomes a tool sometimes for anti-development.” From there, the effects are a simple matter of supply and demand on Santa Cruz’s housing market, he says. “If nobody can get the product out, then everything goes up in value,” says Nickell. Ocean Street Extension residents insist, though, that the project proposed in their neighborhood simply isn’t the right product for Santa Cruz. Aldridge says she and her neighbors aren’t against development, and she knows the lot won’t be vacant forever. “But the laws are there for a reason,” she says. Rowell and Moe believe that the case against them doesn’t have anything to do with considering environmental alternatives. They say it appears more focused on stopping their whole project. “I think what they really want,” Rowell says, “is they want us not to be there.” Additional reporting by Jennifer Wadsworth.


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ARTISTIC DRIVE I’ve followed Hudson on Instagram for a couple of years now, living vicariously through her school bus conversion, evolving line of adventurewear, and reliably frequent ventures to swimming holes and hot springs. A selfproclaimed one-woman circus, Hudson has strapped herself to a rope in 40-mile-an-hour winds outside Roswell, New Mexico, to wrangle a solar panel on her roof that was hanging on by a thread; she’s run out of fuel a half-mile from a small-town Arizona gas station; and she’s driven across the Central Valley without air conditioning in the hottest hours of a summer day, stripping down to her preferred undergarments—one of her own bikinis—and sliding around the leather seat in a pool of sweat as onlookers’ faces registered a mixture of compassion and scandal. It’s endearing to laugh at oneself, and Hudson does it again and again as we talk about the trials and errors of life in a converted school bus—a life that revolves around hiking, swimming, naps on the Pacific Coast, a near-constant list

of surprise bus repairs, and sewing every single day to keep up with orders and overhead costs (Hudson gets just 12 miles to the diesel gallon, and pays rent for a homebase parking spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains). But there’s something incredibly exuberant about her laughter: She’s living the only life she knows how. And she knows full well that she’s a spectacle. “It’s performance art. The act of driving around, and traveling and living alone in the bus,” she says. “There is so much to say about solo bus life as a woman.” Hudson’s dog Romi, a fouryear-old German shepard, strains at her leash. “She gets excited by strangers,” says Hudson. People sometimes come up to Hudson at campsites and ask where her husband is. “I do not have a husband,” she laughs. “And also, even if I did, he doesn’t have to be in the car with me. I could do this on my own. And, yeah, I’ll do it in a bikini.”

SAFE HAVEN If the exterior of Hudson’s bus is a party, the inside is the serene opposite—seafoam green walls that soothe the optic nerve are juxtaposed with mustard-yellow curtains that wallop the same nerve when they catch the sun. The bus’s many windows were a

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hen Martha Hudson’s “Bikini Bus” comes into view on a dirt pullout high above the sea in Davenport, my heart jumps. One, because I’ve been wanting to meet this woman for some time now, and two, because the bus is like a giant piñata on the horizon. The 29-year-old maker, activist and buslifer has just painted her ’86 Chevy on the eve of its twoyear anniversary, shedding the last vestiges of its previous life shuttling kids to school for sunset stripes of coral-orange, dusty pink, melon, and a shade of yellow a few ticks happier than the school-bus standard. “I maybe should have known it was going to be obscenely bright,” Hudson laughs. “The yellow is called ‘Eye Catching.’” But then, Hudson is a designer who takes risks. The stripes cool the glare in a mesmerizing way. Living and working in a bus is in itself a defiant rejection of societal norms, but from that colorful platform, as well as through her Instagram account @luv_martha, Hudson has become a role model for another type of freedom, too. Her passion for DIY life on the road found perfect synergy with her commitment to body positivity and inclusivity. These are the values at the heart of Hudson’s lifestyle, as well as her custom swimwear business Luv

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relationship, so it was this safe haven for me,” says Hudson. “This time is definitely the nicest, and the most intentional. I planned to do this. I built it for what I needed.” There is extreme order in the Bikini Bus. Aside from a well-worn copy of Tom Robbins’ Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates and a few pieces of art magnetized to the walls and ceiling, personal items are kept out of sight under the wooden bed where I sit. A small refrigerator, run on solar panels she installed herself, and a propane oven with double burners, make up the bungee-cordsecured kitchen, from which she produces two mugs of coffee. “Gutting it was a way bigger project than I thought it was gonna be. It ended up being pretty wild,” says Hudson. The unmistakable school-bus smell of rubber and spilt milk disappeared only after she ripped out the seats, which were rusted to the floor, and then the rubber floor itself, which she replaced with a layer of insulation

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For many reasons, vehicle living is on the rise across the nation (if Instagram is any measure, the hashtag #vanlife has over 4 million posts). But in Santa Cruz, being priced out of housing is a common refrain. Roughly 10 years ago, the once-desolate dirt pullouts along the coast north of town began to fill with nightly car-sleepers. About a year ago, No Parking signs for the nighttime hours were posted on all of the pullouts stretching as far north as Waddell Creek. “It’s unfortunate,” says Hudson, who got a $96 fine there this year, “but on the flipside, I do understand, because some of the pullouts were getting really trashed with people’s garbage. I get that when you’re really struggling to survive, your environmental impact isn’t necessarily the most important thing, and maybe the gas and $10 at the dump is all of the $10 you have, but at the same time, there’s dumpsters at some of these beaches, and that doesn’t seem that hard to me.” CJ Flores, 50, is a friend of Hudson’s who has also lived in a converted school bus for the past two years, after the home he’d rented for 18 years near the Beach Flats was sold and he couldn’t find another rental he could afford. On the phone one evening from his

bus—where double blackout curtains keep his presence in a residential neighborhood discreet—Flores tells me No Parking signs are going up all over town, too. The problem is what he calls “RV Dwellers.” “They find a spot that doesn’t have a sign, and they will park there and stay for like a month, until a cop or somebody comes and tells them to leave. It’s not cool. They put all their trash outside, and they basically make a homestead in that one spot,” says Flores. Out of respect for neighbors and other buslifers, says Flores, one should never park in the same spot two nights in a row when sleeping in the city. “If someone is in a vehicle that’s functioning, and they’re not breaking any laws, the last thing we want to do is tow that vehicle and displace that person,” says SCPD Deputy Chief of Police Rick Martinez. Officers only investigate vehicle dwellers on a complaint basis, and didn’t give citations if drivers were responsive to moving along. As of September, amid controversy over how to house the city’s large outdoor homeless population, the city’s camping ordinance—in effect since 1978—was lifted, following a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. “It is not a crime to sleep in one’s vehicle, and no longer illegal for that matter to camp or sleep in a public space,” says Martinez.

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than in a hotel. The Taos gathering Hudson attended—hosted by the blog Vanlife Diaries and the podcast series Women on the Road—attracted nearly 175 female and non-binary solo travelers, many of whom had been following each other on instagram and were meeting in real life for the first time. “The biggest themes we identified were around encountering sexism on the road, and then around safety in general—what people are actually afraid of, whether that’s something that’s put on us or not,” says Laura Hughes, 29, who hosts the Women on the Road podcast. “We really wanted to set a space for everyone who was there to have conversations around the really tough stuff, too.” Hudson says the gathering opened her eyes to the sheer number of ladies and non-binary folk on the road, and provided a special space to open up and connect. She left with many friends who are also on the road, something she says she didn’t

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of hanging bins—the “shipping and receiving department”—hold in-progress pieces and finished suits, freshly wrapped in cheetahprint tissue paper. Hudson, who grew up in and around Sacramento, has been sewing since she was 5. Luv Martha materialized about four years ago, when she was posting homemade clothing on Instagram and a swimsuit she had posted was met with several order requests. “I was like, ‘Yeah, I can sell these, this is fine with me,’” she says. “And then I felt that it fit more with who I am and what I want to do and what I care about in the world.” Selling through Instagram, her website and word of mouth, Hudson ships her swimsuits internationally. Her growing following includes an unexpectedly strong customer base in Australia and New Zealand. “I think a lot of swimsuits that are on the market right now are really only functional for laying in the sun. And I don’t think that’s fair,” says Hudson, and I nod, because every time I bend over while wearing a bikini top I recently purchased from a mainstream label, my boobs fall out. It wouldn’t last five seconds in the ocean. “I love being super active—swimming in the ocean and body surfing and hiking, and I think there’s a lot available for men that’s kind of crossover fashion, and not as much of that is available for women,” says Hudson. Drawing on vintage and street styles of Mexico City and New York, among other inspirations, Hudson uses deadstock fabric of quickdrying nylon and spandex blends that would otherwise be headed for the dump. Someday, she says, she’d like to make suits from recycled plastic, but at this point she’d have to double her prices to do that—and she prefers to keep her pricing competitive with major brands, if not more accessible: “I want my friends to be able to get stuff.” Just as no two Luv Martha swimsuits are exactly the same size, they’re also customized to fit a multitude of purposes. Hudson has just designed a bikini, for

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really have before. Outside of that community, most people assume that her lifestyle is inherently dangerous—an assumption she takes issue with because of its precarious alignment with victim blaming. “It’s like, ‘She was wearing something skimpy’ or ‘She was drinking too much’—‘She travels alone’ is also thrown in there,” says Hudson. “I will be the first to admit that being female in this country and in this time, and in other places in the world, is dangerous. But in my experience, being on the road is no more dangerous. I think most of the terrible things that have happened to me have been close to home.” Being the first all-woman gathering of its kind, conversations around sexism and safety on the road are only just beginning to gather group force. “When Gail Straub started the Women on the Road written interview series four years ago, there really weren’t many solo female travelers who were willing to share their stories, because of safety reasons, and it seemed maybe a little bit socially unacceptable to be traveling in that way,” says Hughes. “But there are so many women doing it now that we sometimes get the opposite end of the spectrum, where women who have partners are saying, ‘Hey, I feel kind of left out in this Women on the Road group because I’m not solo.’ I find it a good problem to have, that we actually see so many female solo travelers now.” But of all of the women Hughes has met and interviewed, Hughes says she hasn’t seen many who are activists in the way Hudson is. “Blending all of her interests and passions and using the bus literally as a vehicle for that,” says Hughes. “She has such a solid voice, and I think her message is really unique, and what she has to say about body positivity and feminism and travel is really powerful.”

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<27 instance, for a woman who runs in the backcountry of Alaska, and she makes a backless romper for Burning Man that comes with a built-in sun visor. She also loves to design pieces for people who are transitioning genders, since it’s often hard for them to find something they feel comfortable in that suits their needs. Refusing to standardize her sizing, sell in stores, or compromise the integrity of a custom suit made exactly to each individual’s measurements is a time-consuming feat. Hudson admits that she’s still not at a place where she’s saving money. The Patreon account I find on her website late one night—a platform for accepting donations from supporters—appears to be gathering dust. “It’s an enormous amount of

back and forth,” says Hudson, who even includes a complimentary adjustment, should it be needed, with each sale. “I spend kind of a ridiculous amount of time emailing people and talking to people. But I like that part. It gives it more of a personal touch.”

THE BODY IS POLITICAL Hudson’s body positivity becomes a courageous and rebellious stance in a society where the term “bikini body” is universally understood to not include all bodies. But the social constructs that are most damaging to young girls are often much more subtle. “I got my boobs when I was like 11. And then everything around me changed,” says Hudson. She’s


CHANGE MAKER rewriting other people’s experience and profiting off hate.” Razek, who is 70, claimed that there is “no interest” in plus-size or trans models. “It’s a lie,” says Hudson emphatically. Indeed, Plunkett Research estimates that 68 percent of American women are “plus-sized,” while companies like Third Love, Forever 21 and ModCloth are using more plus-sized models than ever before. Hudson, who’s been accused of “promoting obesity,” maintains that weight and health are not always synonymous, and hopes the shift will benefit young girls coming of age in a society that sees skin and breasts as inherently sexual. The bottom line, though, is that her swimsuit line isn’t for the shamers (whose decision to follow her bikini account she still can’t figure out). “I am trying to reach people who need and want to hear these things, or are also on a self love journey,” she says. Overall, she says, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. “One of the sweetest things that people have been doing lately is sending their daughters or their neices, their young people, and buying them a swimsuit for their birthday,” says Hudson. “And we get to have this relationship that’s like a stepping stone for them finding comfort in their own skin.” DIY self love and acceptance is a journey, though, and it has its ups and downs. Just as she often posts about the mechanical failures and miscalculations of buslife, and the challenges of being a full-time maker, Hudson is quick to admit that she doesn’t feel amazing in her skin every single minute of every day. “I’ve definitely changed, and I don’t struggle like I used to,” she says, “but, yeah, it’s like 100 percent real life, it’s not going to be perfect all the time.” Martha Hudson of Luv Martha Swimwear will be at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery on Friday, Dec. 8, and at Amoureuse for the Midtown Craft Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 9. Find her on Instagram at @luv_martha, and online at luvmartha.com.

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agreed to meet me for coffee on a rainy day, even as the emergency hatch in her bus, which she had been (mis)appropriating as a stargazing and sightseeing hatch, is leaking. Alienating the female body as a sexual object, she says, is the opposite of cultivating a healthy community where women and girls are safe. She points to school dress codes. “We’re taught that it’s the little girl’s job to dress differently and act differently and be covered up and be submissive, really, to these rules,” she says, “because boys can’t be expected to control themselves, and teachers can’t be expected to—that it makes people uncomfortable.” She thinks women, especially, have been taught that the more skin they show the less respectful it is, or the sexier it is. “I’ve been working to reclaim my body, and take the power away from that,” she says. “I don’t think everybody has to wear what I wear. I don’t think everybody has to run around or drive a schoolbus in a bikini. Everybody can do it in a different way, but for me it’s been incredibly healing.” Hudson struggled with eating disorders during her adolescence, which became serious at times. In retrospect, she says part of it was that she wasn’t seeing bodies that looked like hers and that were celebrated. “That’s hard. It’s scary. You think that something has to be wrong if there’s no mirror of you anywhere in what is considered beautiful,” she says. In some ways, it seems unfathomable that women are still having to fight to subvert unrealistic beauty standards, but the movement in this country is alive and well. Last month, outrage followed Victoria’s Secret marketing executive Edward Razek’s renewed denunciation of using plus-size and trans models because it did not fit the company’s “fantasy.” Hudson, who grew up at a time when Victoria’s Secret was aggressively marketing its PINK line— modeled by adult, rail-thin models—to teens, was one of many clothing designers to respond publicly, calling Razek “just another old white guy

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NUTS FOR THE NUT Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s 2018 ‘The Nutcracker’ features a full orchestra and 70 local dancers. PHOTO: DEVI PRIDE

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Journey of 1000 Lights: Kuumbwa Jazz Center hosts this show, subtitled “Music in Celebration of Our Immigrant Nation.” Music and poetry intermingle in this reverent concert, crossing styles and ethnicities to celebrate the richness of the immigrant experience. Tenor/composer Akindele Bankole, singer/songwriter/actress and teacher Lori Rivera, and pianist/ composer Ivan Rosenblum lend their voices, musicianship and commentary to an unforgettable afternoon performance. The show is a benefit concert for Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal Community of Santa Cruz. 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. 427-2227. kuumbwajazz.org. $20 General, $35 Gold Circle. A Celtic Christmas: For the last 20 years, Tomàseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas has brought a seasonal celebration to Santa Cruz filled with Irish music, dance and storytelling. This heartwarming show transports the audience far away and back in time to a remote farmhouse in the west of Ireland during the 1940s or ’50s. In this wintry setting, TV and cell phones don’t distract from a neighborly Christmas celebration. The feel is rousing and authentic, the way great music and laughter among friends is supposed to be. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 402 McHenry Rd., Santa Cruz. tomaseenfoley.com. $12$32.

David Copperfield, The New Musical: Jewel Theatre Company stages this production based upon Charles Dickens’ most autobiographical novel. This dynamic recreation of a cherished masterpiece tells the story of young David Copperfield’s hard-won growth from a cruel and difficult childhood to mature adulthood, with triumph and tragedy along the way. Filled with eccentric and memorable characters, this story of transformation and grit is a classic. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 13-15 and 20-22; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 and 23, Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center, 1010 River St., Santa Cruz. 621-6226. jeweltheatre.net. $24 - $45. Windham Hill Winter Solstice: What better way to observe the official beginning of winter than at a show celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s multi-platinum Winter Solstice series? Windham Hill founder and Grammy award-winning guitarist William Ackerman is joined by Barbara Higbie and Alex de Grassi for a warm and festive holiday concert. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. riotheatre.com. 423-8209. $36.75/$45. The Santa Cruz White Album Ensemble: Santa Cruz’s iconic Beatles tribute presents its 16th annual Beatles music holiday shows, and no, they won’t call it a “white Christmas,” although we’re tempted to. During this 50th anniversary of the original album, they continue to take their role of Beatles interpreters to the next level. Their unique perspective, musical chops, and epic performances guarantee thrilled audiences and sold-out shows. Saturday includes a player’s choice with the Beggar Kings. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 30. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-8209. riotheatre.com. $25-$45.


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Hidden Valley String Orchestra to play two Central Coast holiday shows BY CHRISTINA WATERS

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he first time I heard them play, I was stunned. The uncanny grace of Hidden Valley String Orchestra’s 16-member ensemble was mindblowing. How was it that I could hear music this professional, this polished, and not be in some major metropolitan area? The sound of this stellar group rivaled anything I could hear in San Francisco. Yet I was sitting at Peace United Church. I left that evening thinking two things: “Wow!” And “When is the next concert?” The next concert by this remarkable group of mostly-Bay Area professionals is coming up fast. Two events, the first on Dec. 8 in Carmel Valley and the second at 3 p.m. on

Dec. 9 at the aforementioned Peace United Church, will give audiences one of the finest musical experiences they can have. Anywhere. Concertmaster Roy Malan, renowned violinist and former concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, gave me some insight about the upcoming concert. The participants will include well-known local figures, including Malan, Jonah Kim (associate principal cellist of the San Francisco Ballet), violinist Polly Malan, violinist and UCSC grad Rebecca Jackson, cellist Stephen Harrison and violinist Susan Harrison. Malan revealed that some of his former UCSC students were “willing to travel some distance to participate

in our wonderful string orchestra.” That includes Aaron Requiro, now of the Phoenix Symphony and Matthew Lau, Professor of English Literature at CUNY. “Others are coming from as far afield as Truckee and Ukiah,” Malan notes. “They want to continue to associate with me,” he smiles modestly. “And it’s such fun. I like to see how they’ve formulated their own ideas since being away from school.” He also admits that, “It’s so little money and so much rehearsing.” This all-star group, who play together several times a year, started up thanks to Hidden Valley founder Peter Meckel. “He started with an old barn and turned it into

a small-scale opera house in Carmel Valley,” says Malan. “It started out with me inviting old friends, and over the series of years we built up a loyal group we could count on.” Using the intimate facility as a music and practice retreat, the group prepares its concerts under the guidance of Artistic Director Stewart Robertson. “We each get our private rooms and rehearsal space. And there’s a wonderful chef who cooks for us. That’s how we can attract these musicians,” Malan grins. Malan is also quite adamant about the joys of playing without a conductor. “The principal players have been in string quartets together over the years,” explains the former orchestra concertmaster. “There’s something about how they can breathe and feel together. It can be partly learned, but mostly it’s an inborn ability. Musicians of that type always resent being told how to play a piece. After so many decades of playing under conductors, we get to play without one.” Yes, but doesn’t the concertmaster usually set the tone for your string orchestra, I ask? “Well … there’s no question about the fact that when I start, we all play,” Malan twinkles. Don’t miss this concert of rare music performed by an exceptional group of musicians. All strings! Music to the ears.

HIDDEN VALLEY STRING ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT Dec. 8 at Hidden Valley Theatre; Dec. 9 at Peace United Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. hiddenvalleymusic.org. Edward Elgar—Sospiri, 1904 Arvo Pärt—Summa, 1977 Isaac Albèniz—Tango, 1890 Gustav Holst—Vivace, from St. Paul Suite, 1912 William Grant Still—Mother and Child, 1944 Manuel Ponce—Estampas Nocturnas, 1923 John Rutter—Serenade for Strings, 1973


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Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) If you can say “sesquicentennial”, it is likely you know what it means and the significance of a sesquicentennial celebration. This 150 years of our Santa Cruz Public Libraries in Santa Cruz will be celebrated this First Friday with live music by Joshua Lowe and The Juncos who will play with the amazing Patti Maxine and her steel guitar. As part of this milestone celebration, SCPL has invited local artists and the Museum of Art and History to exhibit work in the Downtown Branch that celebrates libraries, words, stories, and writers. It’s not just this big birthday that is a mouthful, the library will also be serving light refreshments, cake made by Edith Meyer, and homemade spiced cider.

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I was born in Moscow, Russia, and earned my MFA there. I have lived half of my life in Santa Cruz, and see myself as a local artist. Throughout my life I had the opportunity to work and to showcase my artwork in several countries around the world. I have been inspired by my exposure to different cultures. A conversation, a handshake, or a melody I transformed into colors and shapes in my paintings. Every one of my artworks tells a story, visible to a curious viewer. The tensions between the objects of the still lifes are representative of real life situations and actual relationships. You will see the conflict of colors, and you will see the harmony. The shape of the air as negative space plays an important part in the compositions. I am exited to show my artwork at the Red Dot Gallery, and look forward to seeing you there.

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MEANT TO BE SUNG Helen Sung performs at Kuumbwa on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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hen New York jazz pianist Helen Sung met poet Dana Gioia at a White House state dinner in 2007, the two quickly struck up a conversion. Before long, she felt compelled to make a confession to him: Despite a quality education from Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she felt she’d received a lackluster education in English lit—and even worse, she didn’t read poetry. “I told him I didn’t enjoy the experience, and didn’t like feeling unsure of meaning,” says Sung, who brings her Sung With Words project to Kuumbwa on Thursday. “He said, ‘Don’t worry about literal meaning.

Poetry is supposed to be experienced out loud, like music, and the meaning will come at you sideways.’” Gratified by the insight and impressed that he was acquainted with her two favorite science fiction writers, Ray Bradbury and Orson Scott Card, Sung and Gioia stayed in touch. As their friendship blossomed, so did Sung’s career. She’s become one of jazz’s most visible and versatile pianists, with a series of critically hailed albums under her own name and a regular gig with the Mingus Big Band. In October, she performed at the SFJAZZ Center as part of an allstar program celebrating Thelonious Monk’s 101st birthday, and last month she was at the piano for the premiere

of “Ogresse,” an ambitious new work by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. With the support of a Chamber Music America grant in 2014, the creative partnership between Sung and Gioia took root, then fully blossomed with Sung With Words, released in September. The collaboration album features her settings for his verse. Their friendship and conversations about words and music gave Sung the space to ease into songwriting. “I noticed that when I’d imagine a melody for a line of poetry it would make the poem come alive with meaning,” she says. “I started thinking, ‘Can I make this into a song?’

Helen Sung performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $31.50/adv, $36.75/door. 427-2227.

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For her newest project, jazz pianist Helen Sung collaborates with a poet BY ANDREW GILBERT

Dana was really gracious. He gave me opportunities to perform my early attempts setting his poems. I got to know his family. Eventually, he said we should write some songs together.” What’s most striking about Sung With Words is that Gioia’s lines come off as lyrics rather than poetry shoehorned into an uncomfortable space. And Sung’s music is effervescently accessible, with all of the expressiveness of jazz and the immediacy of pop. “I listened to a lot of Stevie [Wonder], Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson—songs that had the impact that I wanted, songs that were fun, but still had depth,” Sung says. “I didn’t have a method. I let each song direct me. Sometimes that took forever, and sometimes I’d start panicking. I was so grateful when the inspiration came.” While the album features a sextet, she pared the ensemble down for the road. Sung will be performing around the Western U.S. with a stellar band featuring vocalist Christie Dashiell, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Rudy Royston (a brilliant accompanist who returns to Kuumbwa on Jan. 25 with his frequent employer Bill Frisell). The focus will be on material from Sung With Words. The only player carrying over from the recording is Ellis, a gifted multi-instrumentalist on tenor and soprano sax and bass clarinet. “John has been on most of my gigs for the past few years,” Sung says. “He’s such a fabulous artist.” For the album, she recruited a powerhouse lineup of vocalists, including Jean Baylor, Charenee Wade and Carolyn Leonhart. But it’s Christie Dashiell, a rising star from Washington D.C., who’s featured on the most tracks, and she’s been the mainstay on the road. Sung’s singers ended up forming something of a mutual admiration society, with Baylor describing Dashiell’s voice as “dark chocolate mocha with whipped cream,” Sung says. Nice turn of phrase! Sung might have found a new songwriting partner.

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KUUMBWA JAZZ PRESENTS

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles:

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at the Rio Theatre Sunday, December 9 7 PM | $10 Youth Tickets!

at the Rio Theatre Tuesday, December 11 7:30 PM

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Cabrillo Chorus & Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra Present

9th Annual

Messiah Sing-Along

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 7:00pm

SPRING 2018 Classes Starting January 28.

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EXPLORING UC SANTA CRUZ NATURAL LANDSCAPES There are only three days left to see the Ken Norris show at UCSC that’s been open since November. The exhibit showcases work inspired by the UC reserves, more than 50 plots of land that are owned by the University of California. The UC reserves that are managed by UCSC in particular include Fort Ord, Big Creek, Younger Lagoon, and Año Nuevo, so there will be some recognizable landscapes for Santa Cruzans to ooh and aah at. Plus, all of the featured work was done by students, UCSC alumni and community members. Show open through Saturday, Dec. 8. Open house 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. UCSC Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, 257 Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz. norriscenter.ucsc.edu. Free.

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Seattle-based Flamenco dancer and singer Savannah Fuentes is bringing her latest show, Pasajera: An Evening of Flamenco, to Santa Cruz. Fuentes has independently produced more than 250 shows, and will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists, Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The performance will be the 14th stop of 18 on their West Coast tour that started in Washington. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Live Oak. brownpapertickets.com. $20 general admission.

WEDNESDAY 12/5 CLASSES CHAIR YOGA Suzi Mahler has been teaching chair yoga to all ages and abilities for more than six years. She has developed a unique style that allows each person to access the benefits of yoga without getting on the floor. Her classes are a gentleyet-dynamic blend of strength-building movement and breath awareness. 9 a.m. Yoga Center, 429 Front St., Santa Cruz. 4236719 or suzimahler.com. Donation/$5. GENTLE YOGA Customized for every body. Feel free to practice in a chair if you like, or sit and meditate through part or all of the class. Beautiful bamboo floors, plants and light in a lovely Zen space. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mark Stephens Yoga, 1010 Fair Ave. Suite C, Santa Cruz. yogawithirene.com. $10.

READ: REACH EVERY AMAZING DETAIL READ is the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ reading comprehension program for students grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed teacher. Appointments available every Wednesday. 3-5 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz. 427-7717 or pro@ santacruzpl.org. Free.

DIGITAL SKILLS WORKSHOPS This weekly workshop will help you learn to use the digital tools that are increasingly required in everyday life. Workshops are hands-on and topics change each week. You’ll gain the skills to use email, Google Sheets and Docs, search for information online, search for how-tos on YouTube, and get great ebooks and audiobooks from the library. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Downtown Library, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruzpl. org. Free. ARGENTINE TANGO Argentine tango classes and practice every Wednesday with John and Nancy Lingemann at Calvary Episcopal Parish Hall. Beginner lesson 7 p.m. Int/adv 8:45 p.m. All levels 9:15 p.m. Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz. calvarysantacruz.org or njlingemann@ gmail.com. $3.

SATURDAY 12/8 KITKA! Tandy Beal and Company presents its third event in the ArtSmart Family First Saturdays Concert Series, Kitka. Kitka is an American women’s vocal ensemble based in Oakland that specializes in Eastern European vocal traditions and folk music. The event will be a community singalong, where attendees are welcome to join or just listen in. Photo: Tomas Pacha. 11 a.m. Vets Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz. kitka.brownpapertickets.com. $15 general, $10 children.

VIEW, MEDITATION & ACTION Join Lama Sonam Rinpoche for this profound teaching of the mantra of compassion by Patrul Rinpoche, called "The Practice of the View, Meditation, and Action: The Speech Virtuous at the Beginning, Middle and End" Translation by Thinley Norbu. 6:30 p.m. Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz, 740 Front St. #155, Santa Cruz. wisdomcentersc.org. $10. THE KAMIENIECKI LECTURE "MICROBIOMES: FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE LAB" WITH JO

HANDELSMAN They're small, but mighty. Learn all about the role of #microbes in agriculture and all our lives, from Jo Handelsman of UW-Madison at this free, public lecture. Dr. Jo Handelsman presents a talk about her journey in science, her work in the Obama Administration and the revolutionary studies in the field of Microbiomes. Pre-registration required. 7 p.m. Cowell Ranch Historic Hay Barn, Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz. calendar.ucsc.edu.

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CALENDAR Harmony Chorus is a community chorus that welcomes participants of all ages and ability levels. There are no auditions nor entrance requirements. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. instantharmony.com.

terraza and take in the view of downtown Santa Cruz. Taquitos Gabriel will be providing the food, and a portion of the sales will benefit the park. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St., Santa Cruz. thatsmypark.org.

THURSDAY 12/6

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GARY GRIGGS PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING Join the Seymour Center for a special evening with Gary Griggs. Between Paradise and Peril: The Natural Disaster History of the Monterey Bay Region chronicles 200 years of earthquakes, tsunamis, coastal storms and shoreline retreat, rainfall and flooding, landslides and mudflows, plus current droughts and climate change. 6-7:30 p.m. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu. Free.

FRIDAY 12/7 LIBRARY 150TH CELEBRATION The Santa Cruz Public Library (SCPL) service began in 1868, and has since amassed a collection of thousands of books of every genre imaginable. In celebration of the big 150, the library is holding a special First Friday Sesquicentennial Celebration Event. There will be live music by Joshua Lowe and the Juncos, Edith Meyer cake, and homemade spiced cider. SCPL has also invited local artists and the Museum of Art and History to exhibit work in the Downtown Branch that celebrates libraries, words, stories, and writers. 5:30-8 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz. 427-7707. santacruzpl.org. Free.

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FOOD & WINE

DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ FARMERS MARKET In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods and lots of options for lunch and dinner. 1-6 p.m. Cedar and Lincoln streets, Santa Cruz. 454-0566.

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common, as the vitamin is used up by stress, causing fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia and more. Not well absorbed in the gut, B12 injections can be effective in helping to support energy, mood, sleep, immunity, metabolism and stress resilience. Come get a discounted shot from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thrive Natural Medicine, 2840 Park Ave., Soquel. thrivenatmed.com/b12-injections or 515-8699. $15.

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Happy Hour B12 shot. Your body needs B12 to create energy and is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form. Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot. After B12 injections many patients feel a natural boost in energy. 3-6 p.m. Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center, 736 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz. 477-1377 or scnmc.com. $29/$17.

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WORLD HARMONY CHORUS The World

Toby takes on songs made famous by the Eagles, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Peter Rowan, Bob Marley, and many other classic artists, adding his own interpretations and owning the songs. 6:30 p.m. The Reef Bar and Restaurant, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz. 4599876.

CHRISTMAS WITH DICKENS Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a normal holiday gathering. 7-8 p.m. Scotts Valley Public Library, 251 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley. Free.

VISUAL ARTIST MEET UP Meet other local artists, find inspiration, motivation, and new friends. There will be a skillshare and artist presentation. Artist Meetups will be every other month. Join the Santa Cruz Visual Artist Meetup group. 6-7:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway Ave., Santa Cruz. tanneryartscenter.org. Free.

FOOD & WINE SIP, SHOP & SPA AT CHAMINADE RESORT Join us at The Spa at Chaminade for a holiday "Sip, Shop & Spa" evening, featuring locally handcrafted gifts, product demonstrations, spa discounts, raffle prizes, wine tasting and more. Purchase raffle tickets at the event for your chance win some beautiful locally crafted items and Chaminade Resort & Spa gift certificates. All the raffle proceeds benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central California. 6-8 p.m. Chaminade Resort and Spa, 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz. chaminade.com. Free.

POP-UP PICNICS IN THE PARK The community is invited to enjoy tacos on the

energy, mood, sleep, immunity, metabolism and stress resilience. Since B12 is not absorbed well during digestion, and all B vitamins are depleted by stress, most Americans are deficient. Having B12 in the form of an injection bypasses the malabsorption problem, and people often feel an immediate difference. Every Thursday morning, we offer discounted vitamin B12 by walk-in or appointment. 9 a.m.-Noon. Thrive Natural Medicine, 2840 Park Ave., Soquel. thrivenatmed.com or 515-8699. $15.

MEDICARE MADE EASY 2019 Are you ready for the new Medicare changes? Come hear a free presentation designed to help you navigate the changes coming in 2019. New plans are available for Santa Cruz County residents. 2-3 p.m. Watsonville Senior Center, 114 E. 5th St., Watsonville. pattifagan.com. Free.

MUSIC THE SANTA CRUZ TREMOLOS SINGING GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S Singing is known to be a good voice-strengthening exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease. Santa Cruz County has an ongoing singing group for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. 1-2:30 p.m. The Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos. easepd.org/singing. Free.

SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Bob Carter’s Singer-Songwriter Showcase at the Santa Cruz Food Lounge every FIRST Thursday. Featuring the amazing local talents of four to five local SingerSongwriters. Come out, enjoy with friends and family, and sip on local artisan brews from our full craft bar. 5:30-9 p.m. Santa Cruz Food Lounge, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. facebook.com/ events/2016931885297017/.

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Reserves of Inspiration Exhibition Open House

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DECEMBER 7, 5–8PM ELOISE PICKARD SMITH GALLERY FREE ADMISSION

Jingle Shells Arts and Crafts Festival

A look at UC Santa Cruz’s Natural Reserves through artwork by students, faculty, and community that opens our eyes to the intricacies of the natural world and sparks our connection to nature.

Used Book Sale DECEMBER 5, 1–4PM HUMANITIES PLAZA FREE ADMISSION

Find a great book for yourself or a gift for a friend. A $5 donation will get you two books! Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the UCSC Humanities Division.

Microbiomes: From the White House to the Lab DECEMBER 5, 7PM COWELL RANCH HAY BARN FREE ADMISSION

Dr. Jo Handelsman served as a science adviser to President Obama and is recognized for her contributions to science education and diversity and gender bias in science. Part of the Kamieniecki Lecture Series.

and the explosive finale to Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony. The concert also premieres Piece of Mind, by graduate student Jinwei Sun.

DECEMBER 9, NOON–5:30PM SEYMOUR MARINE DISCOVERY CENTER $0–$7/PERSON

UCSC Concert Choir: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms DECEMBER 7, 7:30PM MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

The Concert Choir performs Gyorgy Sviridov’s Songs of Kursk; Russian peasant songs for choir, soloists, and chamber ensemble; and selections from Sergei Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil. The UCSC Wind Ensemble and guest musicians join to perform Stravinsky’s masterpiece, Symphony of Psalms.

Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop Holiday Open House

A holiday tradition featuring local artists and crafts people offering ocean-inspired gifts. Enjoy live music, hot apple cider, and children’s activities. Save 10% in the Ocean Discovery Shop.

Central Coast Regional Climate Symposium DECEMBER 10, 10AM–4PM UNIVERSITY CENTER FREE ADMISSION

Learn about new findings on climate risks impacting the Central Coast oceans and coastline, energy systems, water, agriculture, and ecosystems. Public agencies, nonprofits, community leaders, and environmental advocates interested in learning about the latest climate science will engage in interactive discussions to inform the update to the State’s Adaptation Planning Guide.

Open Studios features student artwork in a variety of media—drawing, painting, print media, sculpture, intermedia, photography, and electronic art.

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Explore the world of movable books— from commercially produced works to inventive handmade artists’ books— all drawn from Special Collections & Archives at McHenry Library.

Fall Drop-In Figure Drawing WEDNESDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 5, 7–9PM UCSC ART DEPARTMENT M-101 FREE ADMISSION

Drop-In Figure Drawing provides a live model and a room monitor. There is no formal lesson; the sessions are free and open to the public. ONLY DRY MEDIA ALLOWED.

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Women’s Club Meeting JANUARY 13

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club: Our Mutual Friend JANUARY 18–20

UCSC Wind Ensemble: Stravinsky and Respighi

Altai Kai Music Ensemble

DECEMBER 8, 7:30PM MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

DECEMBER 10, 7:30PM MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

The Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir perform a program of masterworks. Together, the groups will perform Stravinsky’s masterpiece, Symphony of Psalms. The Wind Ensemble performs Respighi’s soundscape, Pines of Rome,

Altai Kai, an ensemble of instrumentalists, will present an evening of throat singing and folk music from the Republic of Altai in southern Siberia.

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Questions That Matter: Data & Democracy FEBRUARY 2

Foundation Medal Honoring Janet Yellen

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DECEMBER 7, NOON–4PM ELENA BASKIN VISUAL ARTS CENTER FREE ADMISSION

Pop Up! Movable Books & Art at the Library

A Celtic Christmas

DECEMBER 8, 10AM–4PM UC SANTA CRUZ ARBORETUM & BOTANIC GARDEN FREE ADMISSION

A collection of holiday gifts, plants, and handmade treasures you won’t find anywhere else! Join in the festivities and abundant holiday cheer; light refreshments will be available. Members enjoy a 10% discount.

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CALENDAR <42 Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. 10:30 a.m. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.

FRIDAY 12/7 ARTS ‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY’ MCT is proud to present the 10th production of its very own version of the heartwarming holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street, the Play, based on the 1947 Oscar-winning movie. 8 p.m. Mountain Community Theater, 9400 Mill St., Ben Lomond. mctshows.org. $20/$17/$10.

SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES' SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Save the date for the biggest bash of the year. Santa Cruz Public Libraries' is celebrating 150 years as a library system! Live music with Joshua Lowe & the Juncos, a very special cake from Edith Meyer, mulled cider, memorabilia, and the work of local artists celebrating the written word. This is your First Friday destination. 5:30-8 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruzpl.org. Free.

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"IN FLIGHT" SOLO SHOW BY JENNIFER WILDERMUTH REYES Solo Show by Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes. Original oil paintings representing birds in flight, complimented by geometric patterning. 6-9 p.m. Lille aeske, 13160 Central Ave., Boulder Creek. lilleaeske.com.

RESERVES OF INSPIRATION: EXPLORING UC SANTA CRUZ NATURAL LANDSCAPES Join us for an exhibition of work by students, alumni, and community members who have studied UC Santa Cruz's Natural Reserves through art. Nature-inspired artwork blends creative expression with the direct observation and interpretation of the world around us. 5-8 p.m. Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, Santa Cruz. facebook.com/ events/685238998527720/. Free.

ZIG ZAG WAREHOUSE SALE That means it's time for our annual Mother's Day warehouse sale! We'll be displaying tons of fabulous fair trade goods from Nepal and Thailand all at wholesale price. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Zig Zag Asian Collection, 6500 State Route 9, Felton. zigzagretail.com. NATIONAL "I AM JAZZ" COMMUNITY READING Join the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County, TransFamily Support Group of Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries for an all-ages reading of this life-affirming book by Jazz Jennings about growing up transgender. The reading will be followed by fun age-appropriate games and discussions. 3:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruzpl.org. Free.

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FOOD & WINE WATSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and family-oriented, the Latino heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. 2-7 p.m. 200 Main St., Watsonville.

BREWERY OPEN HOUSE We’ll have several beers on tap, including our Ventana Special Bitter, a 14.5% barrel-aged black beauty brewed with local redwood. The brewer will be hanging out to answer any questions, too. 4-7 p.m. Uncommon Brewers, 303 Potrero St. #40H, Santa Cruz. uncommonbrewers.com.

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talented local artists who love video games as much as we do. The artists are here showing off and selling everything from prints, shirts, leather, glass, ceramics and

VITAMIN B12 FRIDAY Every Friday is B12 Happy Hour at Thrive Natural Medicine. B12 improves energy, memory, mood, immunity,

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Friday event and celebration of the holiday season! We will be offering beverages and tasty treats to indulge your senses. Sandra paints landscapes of the the places she loves- the nearby forests, ocean shorelines and open hills, as well as Greek villages and countryside. Her pastels capture the locations’ atmospheres, showing natural compositions and the interplay of shadows and light. 6-8 p.m. Pure Pleasure, 111 Cooper St., Santa Cruz. purepleasureshop.com. Free.

more.This is a free event and all proceeds of sales go directly to them. Join us for free refreshments, music and great art. 7 p.m. Level Up Video Games, 113 Locust St., Santa Cruz. levelupvideogames.com. Free.

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Holy Cross Church

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Black Box Theater

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Samper Recital Hall

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Crocker Theater

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Black Box Theater

Cabrillo Winter Dance Concert Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm

Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus Music for the Feast of Christmas Fri & Sat 8:00pm; Sun 4:00pm

Improv Follies 7:00pm

Cabrillo Orchestra Concert 7:30pm

Vocal Jazz Concert 7:30pm

Vintage Hitchcock A Live Radio Play

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ALTAI KAI THROAT SINGING

Chorale Winter Concert 7:00pm

Big Band Jazz Concert 7:30pm

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Crocker Theater

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Black Box Theater

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Westside Folk & Gospel Choir 8:00pm

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Black Box Theater

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Black Box Theater

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Holy Cross Church, Santa Cruz

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Peace United Church, Santa Cruz

Latin Jazz Ensembles

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Jazz Combos 7:30pm

Concert for a Winter’s Eve 8:00pm

Messiah Sing-Along and Gala 7:00pm

7:30 p.m. UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz. 459-2292. ucsctickets.com. $10 general, $5 parking.

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Throat singing is one of the world's oldest forms of music—and yes, it is “singing” with the throat. But the special part about throat singing is that a singer is able to make varying notes simultaneously, resulting in a unique multi-toned harmony. The Altai Kai Music Ensemble group from will he Republic of Altai in southern Siberia is visiting UCSC to present an evening of throat singing and folk music.

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MUSIC BE NATURAL MUSIC: YOUTH CONCERT AT KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER Come on out and join us for the second-to-last concert of the season. Eight youth rock bands from Be Natural Music will be performing. Proceeds and donations from this family-friendly event goes to the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to kids in our music program. 5-8 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. facebook. com/events/178010569772287/. $3.

SATURDAY 12/8 ARTS MAKE A PLATE WITH ANNIE, ANNIEGLASS Make your own round 13" Annieglass serving plate at our Watsonville studio. Draw with underglaze crayons on the sandblasted glass for beautiful, pastel-like imagery. You can write poetry, draw cartoons or crayon pictures. We will fire it for you and ship it upon request. 2 p.m. Annieglass Incorporated, 310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville. Annieglass.com. $80.

NORRIE’S GIFT & GARDEN SHOP HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Nestled into a hill in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum lies Norrie’s Gift and Garden Shop. Here you can find a stunning array of handmade candles, jewelry, succulent plants, dish gardens and more, that draw upon the Arboretum’s rare and extraordinary collection of natural materials. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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FRIENDS OF THE SCOTTS VALLEY LIBRARY HOLIDAY BOOK SALE Gently used children young adult, and adult books, including some really nice children and young adult book sets, antiquarian books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley. santacruzpl.org.

SWANTON ARTISANS ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE For the 18th year in a row, eight north coast artists are staging their wildly fun and festive Swanton Artisans Holiday Sale. Join the artists for two days of holiday shopping. Locally crafted sea glass jewelry, local landscape paintings, ceramics, ornaments, organic coffees and teas, eclectic jewelry, tea towels, prints, lavender sachets, notecards, organic soaps and salves and more. 10 a.m. Swanton Berry Farm, 35 Swanton Rd., Davenport. swantonberryfarm.com.

WINTER ARTISAN FAIR Westlake Elementary is bringing back this holiday community event for the 7th year. At this free admission event we celebrate fine art and handcrafted gift items. Over 30 Artists and Craftspeople will offer jewelry, art, leather goods, photography, pottery, soaps, plants, knit, woodworking and edible goodies for everyone on your holiday list. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Westlake Elementary, 1000 High St., Santa Cruz. supportwestlake.org. Free.

TRANSPORT OF DELIGHT Our Holiday

FOOD & WINE APTOS FARMERS MARKET AT CABRILLO COLLEGE Voted Good Times best farmers market in Santa Cruz County. With more than 90 vendors, the Aptos Farmers Market offers an unmatched selection of locally-grown produce and specialty foods. 8 a.m.-Noon, Saturdays, Cabrillo College. montereybayfarmers.org or akeller@montereybayfarmers.org. Free.

WESTSIDE FARMERS MARKET The Westside Farmers Market takes place every week at the corner of Highway 1 and Western Drive, situated on the northern edge of Santa

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HEALTH B12 HAPPY HOUR Come and get your Happy Hour B12 shot. Your body needs B12 to create energy and is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form. Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot! After B12 injections many patients feel a natural boost in energy. 10 a.m.-Noon. Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center, 736 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz. 477-1377 or scnmc.com. $29/$17.

MUSIC CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE Join the Chorale for an eclectic musical celebration at Holy Cross Church. The centerpiece of the concert will be Monteverdi’s famous Magnificat, from his 1640 collection “Selva Morale e Spirituale.” 8 p.m. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St., Santa Cruz. santacruzchorale.org. $25.

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SONGS OF A TIBETAN YOGI Join multiinstrumentalist, philosopher and storyteller David Molk as he opens a window to the Tibetan experience with his translations of traditional folk and ritual music. Included will be music of Tibet, Mongolia, India, as well as Appalachia and Ireland. 7 p.m. Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz, 740 Front St. #155, Santa Cruz. wisdomcentersc.org. $10.

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KITKA WOMEN'S VOCAL ENSEMBLE: WINTERSONGS Few things evoke the magic of the winter holidays as the transcendent splendor of the human voice raised in song. Kitka has researched and discovered a treasure-trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. 7:30 p.m. Santa Cruz County Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz. kitka.org. $40/$26/$20/$14.

PASAJERA AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, to Santa Cruz. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. 8 p.m. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. savannahf.com. $34/$20/$15/$7. >48

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Community Exhibition. A delightful display of transportation models of all kinds. Sure to be fun for all ages, with a hands-on, interactive play area for our younger visitors. Noon-4 p.m. San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek. slvmuseum.com. Free.

Cruz’s greenbelt. This market serves the communities of the west-end of Santa Cruz, including Bonny Doon, North Coast, UCSC Campus and is a short trip from downtown. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mission Street and Western Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-0566.

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RIVER HEALTH DAY Revitalize river habitat in the heart of Santa Cruz at the Coastal Watershed Council monthly volunteer event. As a volunteer, you will enhance the ecosystem that surrounds the San Lorenzo River by planting beneficial native plants and removing invasive plant competitors. You will explore and learn about the riparian, or riverside, ecosystem. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Coastal Watershed Council, 345 Lake Ave., Santa Cruz. coastal-watershed.org. Free.

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SUNDAY 12/9 ARTS SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. Join the hands-on fun in the crafts room every Sunday. 1-3 p.m. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.

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JINGLE SHELLS ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL This holiday tradition features local artists and craftspeople who will tempt you with their ocean- and natureinspired gifts. Enjoy live music, hot apple cider, and children’s activities. Shop jewelry, ceramics, art glass, photography, gourmet food gifts, and much more. Noon5:30 p.m. Seymour Marine DIscovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu. $7/$5.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR BY THE SEA Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center is having their first Annual craft fair. We're a non-profit organization and are raising money for a transport van for our special needs young adult program. There is a $1 admission fee, parking is free and shuttle service is available. We'll have many local vendors and crafters, bake sale, antiques, raffles, silent auction and many one of a kind gifts. Noon-6 p.m. Calfee Design, 783 San Andreas Rd., La Selva Beach. 200-1180.

SANTA CRUZ DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE STREET FAIRE Come down and celebrate your love for antiques, collectibles and vintage treasures. This historic outdoor shopping and social destination promises great finds from dozens of vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Santa Cruz, Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. downtownsantacruz.com. Free.

BOOK OF JOY COMMUNITY READ Join Book of Joy author Doug Abrams, in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Temple Beth El, and The Humanities Institute for a community-wide discussion and celebration around the themes of kindness and joy. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu is an ideal book to discuss as a community. 2-4 p.m. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos. thi.ucsc.edu. Free.

GROUPS HOLIDAYS IN THE PLAZA—SNOW DAY The North Pole has returned to downtown Watsonville. Bring a canned food item for your ticket to the winter wonderland. Kids and kids at heart can board the train for a magical tour around the Plaza. Join Santa in his workshop and snap a pic. 2 p.m. Watsonville City Plaza, 174 Main St., Watsonville. cityofwatsonville.org. Free.

MUSIC STEADY SUNDAZE REGGAE All-ages reggae in Santa Cruz outside on the patio at the Jerk House with DJ Daddy Spleece and DJ Ay Que Linda plus guest DJs in the mix. 1-5 p.m. The Jerk House, 2525 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 316-7575. Free.

BE NATURAL MUSIC: YOUTH CONCERT AT COASTERS Come on out and join us for the last concert of the season. 6 youth rock bands from Be Natural Music will be performing. Proceeds and donations from these family-friendly events will go to the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to kids in the music program. 5-7:30 p.m. Coasters Bar and Grill, 115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz. benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/donate/. Donation.

TUBACHRISTMAS MONTEREY HOLIDAY CONCERT The tubas are back. This free holiday concert features the spectacular resonance of over 50 tubas in one fabulous setting! Your holiday spirit will vibrate during this toe-tapping, finger-

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OUTDOOR WATSONVILLE NATURE WALKS Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. Located along the globally important Pacific Flyway, the Wetlands of Watsonville provide a resting stop for birds on their migratory journey. 1:30 p.m. City of Watsonville Nature Center, 130 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville. cityofwatsonville.org. Free.

YOUNGER LAGOON RESERVE TOUR This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. 10:30 a.m. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.

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Legendary Collective, the weekly Santa Cruz Word Church poetry open mic is a community of local writers who recognize the power of spoken word. They gather every Monday for a community writing workshop, then host a 15-slot open mic followed by a different featured poet each week. 4 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. santacruzmah.org. Free.

CRUSHABLE MOVIE MONDAYS EMILY'S CRUSH - SUSAN SARANDON Movie Mondays are back!!! This chilly season we will be paying homage to the teen movie stars crushes of our amazing brewery staff. Crushable Cinema tonight at sundown in our beer garden, featuring Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise. 6 p.m. Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, 402 Ingalls St. SUite 27, Santa Cruz. facebook.com/ events/320416718688919/. Free.

CLASSES ONE-ON-ONE TECH TUTORING One of our tech-savvy librarians will help you with a

variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come, first served appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating Word documents, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and more. Please bring your own device. 4-6 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruzpl.org. Free.

FOOD & WINE TRIVIA Discover the Joy of Trivia with your friends! Win food and beer for your otherwise trivial knowledge. 7:30 p.m. Rosie McCannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub, 1220 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. rosiemccanns.com. Free.

TUESDAY 12/11 ARTS CHRISTMAS WITH DICKENS Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a normal holiday gathering. 7-8 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz. Free.

CLASSES WOMENCARE: LAUGHTER YOGA Laughter yoga for women with cancer meets the second and fourth Tuesdays. Pre registration required. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Inner Light Center, 5630 Soquel Drive, Soquel. fsacc.org/womencare/. Free.

COMMUNITY PILATES CLASS Community Pilates Class led by Pilates Instructor Jennifer Balboni. Drop-in any T/ Th beginning for a fun and challenging 60 minute core-based flowing strength class. Bring your own mat. 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. tbeaptos. org. Free.

REACH FOR THE STARS Calling all stargazers. This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you're an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn't know the difference between a comet and an asteroid, this program is for you! Topics will vary month-to-month. 6:30 p.m. Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. santacruzpl.org. Free.


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Robert Cornelius used to listen to rock radio. But then one day he was driving around, a typical ’70s teenager singing along to the Tubes’ “White Punks On Dope,” when it struck him: he wasn’t that into it. “This music has nothing to do with me as a person, and it’s not very good. I know all the words. Why do I listen to this?” Cornelius remembers thinking. That day he made the decision to check out what was on the other radio stations. He discovered KFAT, and bluegrass music. His life was forever changed.

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“I really love bluegrass and Americana music,” Cornelius says. “I’m doing my best to spread that everywhere.”

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It wasn’t until he was 30 that he started playing music. He was particularly attracted to the banjo. He started the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers in 2001, after he and Susanne Suwanda were prodded into playing the school fundraiser at Cornelius’ kids’ school. Someone who saw that performance invited them to play at Frog’s Tooth Vineyard in Murphys. Initially, the music was all bluegrass, but eventually, the traditional bluegrass tunes were tempered by Beatles, Clapton, Grateful Dead and Johnny Cash tunes. “The instrumentation is definitely traditional bluegrass, but we try to be true to the sound that the song was written in. People like to hear songs they know,” Cornelius says. AARON CARNES 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Michael’s on Main, 2591 South Main St., Soquel. $17/adv, $20/door. 479-9777

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WEDNESDAY AMERICANA

MARY GAUTHIER Hearing country singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier sing “Mercy Now” could pull the heartstrings of even the grinchiest cynic, and compel them to call their estranged loved ones, even if those loved ones are a damned, loathsome [insert preferred hated political party here]. Gauthier’s songs have always been wrought with the personal and the confessional, giving her the ability to tap into our collective narrative. And when we see ourselves mired and inflamed by the tribulations that surround us, Gauthier sweetly reminds us to let our hearts fall on the side of mercy. AMY BEE 7:30 p.m., Michael’s on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. $22/adv, $25/door. 479-9777.

THURSDAY 12/6 ALT-ROCK

SKATING POLLY Renowned for their grungy, untamed, and chaotic unpredictability, Skating Polly live shows explode with energy even when both members are seated at a piano. They’ve recently added

a full-time drummer, giving singers Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse more room to rock. After tours with Deerhoof, Babes in Toyland, X, and plenty more of indie rock’s luminaries, the duo-turned-trio’s live show is the most dialed-in chaos you’re likely to see any time soon. MIKE HUGUENOR 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $10. 429-6994.

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JOHN MAUS Don’t get hung up on whether John Maus is an absurdist art school jackass making fun of your musical proclivities or a brilliant, avant-garde synth genius in love with all things pop—all the articles you read online will both confirm and deny your worst fears. Who cares? He’s back on tour, and supposedly he’s got lights and sounds and other emotionally manipulative tricks up his sleeve. All I know was last night, I stayed up late listening to “Addendum,” and this morning I can’t stop singing, “Take that baby to the dump/To the dump!/ Dumpster baby.” AB 8:30 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $18/adv, $20/door. 423-1338.

FRIDAY 12/7 INDIE

LAURA GIBSON Laura Gibson has an ear for the ethereal, hitting chords such that they crack, and the wispy dust of the cosmos begins to come through. “I was born a wolf in women’s clothing” she sings on “Domestication,” an ominous line that floats naturally atop the song’s sinister bass line. Soon, the strings come in, and with them the hazy edges of the known universe. Trained in fiction, Gibson’s lyrics are evocative, sometimes shocking, but always couched comfortably within her songs. Gibson is an inspiring force of nature. MH 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $8/adv, $10/door. 429-6994.

SATURDAY 12/8 AMERICANA

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musical path that hits every corner of the broad Americana category. Not only do they come armed with an array of original tunes, but this sextet of outlaw bards is also known for their bluegrass renditions of songs by Paul Simon, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd and more. It’s a combination of hills and hippie that screams Santa Cruz. MAT WEIR 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $12/adv, $15/door. 479-1854.

BUTTERTONES What’s the best word to describe L.A.’s Buttertones? I’m going with “saucy,” because the band has such a swagger and primitive attitude about it. Maybe it’s just the natural byproduct of the influences they are wedging into their music. There’s overt elements of doowop, garage-rock, post-punk and surf, all competing for attention in different sections of each song. They got a nice lineup of classic ’60s styles guitars, drums and a saxophone, and yet it’s far too strange to be retro. There’s just so much sauce in it. It’s probably that squealing saxophone. Yeah, definitely the sax. AARON CARNES 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $12/adv, $14/door. 423-1338.

KENDL WINTER Even though she currently lives on a houseboat in the Puget Sound in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter’s Arkansas roots can’t help but shine through in her rootsy, folk music. For fans of Kate Wolf and Gillian Welch, Winter’s smoky voice delicately dances over her sun-soaked folk tunes of love and loss. She is currently touring California on the heels of her excellent solo album, Stumbler’s Business, released this past July on Team Love Records. MW 8 p.m. lille æske, 13160 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek. $10-$20 sliding scale. 703-4183.

SUNDAY 12/9 MARIACHI

MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES To understand Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, you need to know two things: First, Mariachi music has historically been dominated by men. Second, Los Angeles has had a thriving scene of Latino music for decades now. It’s there that this group formed back in 1994, as the first ever all-female

mariachi group anywhere in the states. The ensemble plays a very traditional mariachi style, and have been inspirational in the formation of more all-female mariachi bands in this country. The music is absolutely stunning and true to the traditions of mariachi, while bucking a pretty substantial tradition in the process. AC 7 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $36.75. 423-8209.

TUESDAY 12/11 BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN The banjo is an unlikely instrument to produce a bona fide power couple, but then Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have always hewn to their own paths. More than a virtuoso, Fleck turned the ancient West African-derived instrument into a vehicle for investigating the strange new sonic lands with his singular Flecktones. The formidable Washburn made a name for herself playing clawhammer in the acclaimed all-female old-time string band Uncle Earl. ANDREW GILBERT 7:30 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $42 adv/$50 door. 427-2227.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $29.50. Information: catalystclub.com. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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Way-out-there psych rockers. Wednesday at Crepe Place TRIBUTE TO RAHNSAAN “LUV FYAH” CARSON

Benefit for family of reggae artist. Thursday at Moe’s Alley PAINTED MANDOLIN

Acoustic Jerry Garcia tribute. Saturday at Flynns JIM KWESKIN & MEREDITH AXELROD

Legendary rural folk collaboration. Saturday at Michael’s on Main MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL BAND

Virtuosic jazz rockers. Monday at Kuumbwa

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There’s a big reggae scene along California’s coastal cities, as well as on the island of Hawaii. Something about the ocean and the sun just makes sense with how the genre has evolved into feel-good, laid-back music. Iration brings these elements together better than most modern ‘Sunshine reggae’ bands. The members all hail from Hawaii, but formed officially in Santa Barbara after relocating. They have six albums to their credit, the most recent released this past May, and they’re now one of the most popular groups on the circuit.

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Wednesday December 5 – 8/9pm $20 Rare Performance w/ Jamaican Reggae Legend

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Lloyd Whitley 1p Dennis Herrera 6-8p

THE APPLETON GRILL 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville

Joe Louis Walker $20/$25 56p

APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos

Al Frisby 6-8p

AC Myles 6-8p

Jimmy Dewrance 6-8p

BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live Bands 9p

Comedy Night, ’80s Night Free 8:30p

Live Bands/Club 2000 Live VJ Dancing 9p Free 9p

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

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Steel Horse 9:30-12:45p

Saturday December 8 – 8/8:30pm $12/15

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

TBA 8p

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Swing Dance $5 5:30p

POORMAN’S WHISKEY

BRITANNIA ARMS 110 Monterey Ave, Capitola

Alex Lucero & Friends 8p

Karaoke 9-12:30a

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CAPITOLA WINE BAR 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Rich the Trivia Guy Free 6:30-9:30p

TBA Free 7-10p

Kip Allert Free 7-10p

Friday December 7 – 7/8pm $20/25 2 Sets- No Opener

BAND OF FRIENDS CELEBRATION OF RORY GALLAGHER W/ DAVY KNOWLES Americana/Bluegrass Favorites

Sunday December 9 – 3/4pm $35/40 Afternoon Blues Series With

ELVIN BISHOP Wednesday December 12 – 8/9pm $10/15 Live Reggae Music With

CATALYST 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Whitechapel $22/$25 6:30p

CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Dirt Monkey $15/$18 8:30p

TATANKA + PACIFIC GROWN

CHAMINADE RESORT 1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz

Thursday December 13 – 8/8:30pm $8/12

CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

Italy Meets Brazil For Dance Party Co-bill

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The Buttertones $12/$14 8:30p

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Coyote Slim 6-8p

Broken Shades 6-8p

Virgil Thrasher & Rick Stevens 6-8p

The Box (Goth Night) 9p

Post Punk Dance Floor 9p

Funk Night w/ DJ Ed 9p

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

Be Natural Youth Rock Concert 5p, Karaoke 6p-Close SC Jazz Society, Beat Weekend w/ DJ Monk Earl Free 3:30p

Comedy Night w/ Shwa Free 8p

TBA Free 3-6p

P-Lo $18/$12 8p John Maus $18/$20 8p

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Wavves, Beach Fossils $22/$24 8p Ramirez $15 8:30p

Redd Kross $16/$18 8:30p

Hippo Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

The Soft Moon $14/$16 8:30p

KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

SONAMO + PAPIBA & FRIENDS Friday December 14 – 8/9pm $17/20

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Sat. & Dec 8 8pm Led Zeppelin & Jimi Hendrix Tributes $10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

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Sun. 2pm matinee Dec 9 2pm John Hanrahan Quartet w/ Matt Hartle $15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

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Agouti w/ Dreaming Ghosts & Rev. Stephan $8 9p

Skating Polly w/ Laura Gibson w/ Meric Potty Mouth & Shoobies Long $8 9p $10 9p

Joe Kaplow w/ French Cassettes $10 9p

CROW’S NEST 2218 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

Yuji Tojo $3 8p

Papiba & Friends $5 8p

Saucy Jacks $7 9:30p

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12/11

Don MacAngus & Friends Free 4-7p

Mike PZ & the Associates

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Vintage Point $10/$12 8:30p

Painted Mandolin $15/$18 9p

Linc Russin 7-9p

Funk Night ft. 7 Come 11 $6 9p-12a Live Comedy $7 9p

Electric X $5 8p Andy Fuhrman & more Free 6-9p

Mary Gauthier $22/$25 7:30p

Helen Sung: Sung with Words $31.50/$36.75 6p Brookdale Bluegrass Winterfest $17/$20 7:30p

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Jeannine Bonstelle & Sweeney Schragg 6:30-9:30p

JACK O’NEILL LOUNGE Santa Cruz Dream Inn 175 W Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz

HELEN SUNG: SUNG WITH WORDS Friday, December 7 • 5 PM

Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends Free 6:30-8:30p Southsiders

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Brian Fitzgerald Group Free 7-10p

Jim Kweskin & more $17/$20 2p Shred Zeppelin & more $10 8p

Mike Stern-Dave Wecjl Band & more $42/$47.25 7&9p

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Monday, December 10 • 7 PM & 9 PM

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BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN

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ADAM SHULMAN TRIO: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

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CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO WITH LUCY WOODWARD Twenty-five years into a trailblazing career that has defined the seven- and eight-string guitar. Thursday, December 20 • 7:30 PM

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Rock n’ Roll Dance Music from Santa Cruz $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM Sat Dec 8

Wed Dec 12

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Tribute to Jerry Garcia’s Acoustic Music $15 adv./$18 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM

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An evening of Music with a True Legend $12 adv./$15 door seated – <21w/parent 8:30PM Thu Dec 13

Ledward Kaapana w/Fran Guidry

Hawaii’s Legendary Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Master $20 adv./$25 door seated – <21w/parent 8:30PM Fri Dec 14

Lacy J Dalton w/Edge of the West

American Country Singer/Songwriter $20 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM Sat Dec 15

Sol Nova w/Southern Pacific

Local Rock and Roll/Americana Favorites $12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM Wed Dec 19

Mike Renwick’s Holiday Deluxe w/Special Guests

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Little Jonny Lawton Free 6p

12/6

Alastair Greene 6-8p Tribute to Rahnsaan “Luv Fyah” Carson $10/$15 8p Libation Lab w/ King Wizard & Chief Transcend 9:30p

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Astronomy on Tap w/ UCSC 6:30p

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TBA Free 10p-12a

Trivia 8p

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

Alex Lucero 6-9p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Mishka Shubaly Free 8p

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Al Frisby 1p Gil De Leon Trio 6p

AC Myles Free 6p

A Celebration of Rory Gallagher $20/$25 7p

Poorman’s Whiskey & West of Malbay $12/$15 8p

Elvin Biships Big Fun Trio $35/$40 3p

Matias Free 6:30-9:30p

Comedy Free 9p

12/10

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TUE

12/11

Rob Vye Free 6p

Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p

Hip Hop w/ DJ Marc 9:30p

Mt. Meru Free 7p

Santa Cruz Mountain Makers Market w/ Moshe V 12-4p

Taco Trivia Tuesday w/ Hive Mind 6:30p

Vinny Johnson 2-5p

Matt Masih 2-5p

Erin Avila 6-9p

Open Mic Free 4-7p Jersey Night Free 9p

Warm Clothing Benefit, Donation-Based 2-10p

Comedy Free 8p

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

Open Mic Free 8-11p ‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night 8p

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

Variety Show w/ Toby Gray 6:30p

Acoustic Reggae Jam 6:30p

Aloha Friday 6:30p

Featured Acts 6:30p

The Human Juke Box 6p

Open Mic 6p

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles $36.75-$60 7p

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz ROSIE MCCANN’S 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Comedy Night 9p

THE SAND BAR 211 Esplanade, Capitola

First & Third Celtic Jam

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Open Reggae Jam Free 8-11p

Big Bad Wolf $5 8:30p-12a

Isaac & the Haze $5 8:30p-12a

Tuesday Trivia Night 6:30p Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn $42-$70 7:30p

Trivia 7:30p Dennis Dove Open Jam $3 7-11p

Alex Lucero & Friends Free 7-11p

Dazzling synthesis of Rock, R&B, and Old Soul $20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8PM Thu Dec 20

Fri Dec 21

Supernaut

Heavy Psychedelic Rock $10 adv./$12 door Dance - ages 21+ 8:30PM

Ten O’Clock Lunch w/HWY 9

Rock‘n’ Roll and Blues from Santa Cruz $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM Sat Dec 22

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Jeff Rye

Classic Rock from the ‘70s to the ‘90s $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM

Levi Jack w/ Grampa’s Chili

Americana, Psychedelic Rock and more! $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM Sat Dec 29

Mon Dec 31

Foreverland

The Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson $25 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM

The China Cats New Year’s Eve Celebration

Ring In The New Year with California’s Premier Grateful Dead Tribute Dinner Packages with Champagne Available $30 adv./$35 door Dance – ages 21+ 9PM Wed Jan 9

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Whitechapel

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JOHN MAUS

Friday, December 7 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

CAYUCAS

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RAMIREZ plus Romeo Fresh

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U-Turn 8-11:30p

Groovity 8-11:30p

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

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Claudio Melega 7-10p

Mikey Bilello 7-9p

Ancestree 7-9p

Joe Kaplow 7-9p

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TBA 7-9p

STEEL BONNET 20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley

Harpin & Clark Free 5p

SUSHI GARDEN S.V. 5600 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley

AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman Toby Gray Free 5:30p Free 5:30p

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Jazz the Dog $15/$18 7:30p

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Live Flamenco Guitar w/ Bobby Markowitz Free 6-8p

VINO LOCALE 55 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz

Scott Liess Free 6-8p

ZELDA’S 203 Esplanade, Capitola

Pablo Riviere Free 6-8p

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John Michael Band 9:30p

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FILM

BY THE BOOK Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book.’

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ahershala Ali could not have chosen a better follow-up role. After earning a well-deserved Supporting Actor Oscar for Moonlight two years ago, the versatile actor tries something completely different in Green Book. It’s a serious-minded yet entertaining view of racism in the American South, circa 1962, as experienced by a working-class white guy from Brooklyn hired to drive a cultured black pianist on a concert tour through the Deep South. Directed by Peter Farrelly (one half of the filmmaking brothers responsible for notorious comedies like There’s Something About Mary), the movie is based on a true story. Its portrait of century-old racist

attitudes still so deeply ingrained in everyday life could be (and often is) chilling. But the movie succeeds with the chemistry between its excellent stars—Ali as the reserved, morally particular pianist, and Viggo Mortensen is his gregarious, tough-guy driver, forging a hard-won alliance against institutional racism and their own personal prejudices. Scripted by Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Hayes Currie, the movie proceeds from the viewpoint of Tony Vallelonga (Mortensen), called “Tony Lip” for his ability to BS his way out of any situation. (Co-scriptwriter Nick is the real-life Tony’s son.) Introduced as a quick-thinking, hard-hitting bouncer at the Copacabana, he’s well-liked

among the neighborhood wise guys. So when the Copa shuts down for a few months, Tony is set up with a temp-job interview for a chauffeur position with a mysterious client. He turns out to be Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), an African-American musician with a Ph.D. from Julliard, who greets Tony dressed in a white and gold dashiki, sitting on a throne in his swanky apartment above Carnegie Hall. Nimble-fingered Shirley is about to embark on a concert tour of the Deep South, and he warily hires Tony, despite the vast gulf in culture and experience between them. Tony needs a job to tide over his wife and kids until the Copa reopens; Shirley needs a driver who can handle himself. Their travel guide is the “Green

Book,” (published in 1936, and still sadly relevant in the ’60s) that points travelers of color to places considered safe to eat and sleep in the South. Tony and his Italian-American buddies indulge in the casual prejudice against their black neighbors that one tribe so often exercises against others perceived as even more underclass than themselves, but Tony is a worker bee who understands loyalty to his boss—especially after he sees Shirley play the piano. Tony starts to empathize with the black man so lauded by the wealthy white audiences who come to hear him play (in private house concerts in increasingly Tara-like mansions), but forbidden to use the same bathroom or eat in the same restaurants. Shirley remains aloof at first, except to correct Tony’s diction and chastise him for littering. But it’s implied his reserve is more from inexperience of the world than sheer snootiness. On the road, Tony loosens him up, introducing Shirley to fried chicken and Little Richard. (Remember, it’s Tony’s son telling this story.) Meanwhile, Shirley begins to edit, then dictate, romantic letters home to Tony’s appreciative wife, Dolores (Linda Cardellini). Their friendship blossoms into mutual respect as the trip becomes more dangerous. When Tony asks why someone as talented as Shirley undertakes such a risky tour, the cellist in Shirley’s trio says, “Genius is not enough. It takes courage to change people’s hearts.” Farrelly trots out all the usual suspects—sneering Southern cops, smarmy white hoteliers, shifty black thieves at a rollicking roadhouse. (He trades in equal-opportunity stereotypes.) But the movie glides by on cruise control, thanks to its charismatic stars. Ali, with his killer grin, looks about a foot taller and way more willowy than he did in Moonlight. Mortensen impresses with his edgy, good-humored chutzpah and capacity to grow his character. Together, they make this a trip worth taking. GREEN BOOK ***(out of four) With Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini. Written by Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Hayes Currie. Directed by Peter Farrelly. A Universal release, Rated PG-13. 135 minutes.


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FILM NEW RELEASES AT ETERNITY’S GATE When I say “Vincent Van Gogh,” what lizardlike, creepy-guy-playing actor do you picture? Willem Dafoe? Well, then this is the film for you! Director Julian Schnabel—who has made artists and writers his full-time obsession in films like Basquiat, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Before Night Falls—co-wrote this story about the artist’s troubled final days. Co-starring Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen and Oscar Isaac. (PG-13) 110 minutes. (SP) MARIA BY CALLAS “If you liked Bohemian Rhapsody, why not spend a night at the real opera with this documentary about the 20th century’s most famous Soprano, Maria Callas?” Hey, that’s pretty good! Maybe I should write movie taglines for a living. “If you want to see the real story about Maria, maybe you should get your Call-as to Maria by Callas!” OK, never mind. Directed by Tom Volf. (PG) 113 minutes. (SP)

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CONTINUING EVENT: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MOVIES Film buffs are invited Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. to downtown Santa Cruz, where each week the group discusses a different current release. For location and discussion topic, go to https:// groups.google.com/group/LTATM.

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NOW PLAYING BEAUTIFUL BOY If you were wondering what you’re getting for Christmas, I’m going to spoil it for you. You’re getting Steve Carell! He’s in three movies coming out in the next two months—Vice, Welcome to Marwen and this film, the heaviest but maybe most important of the trio (although Vice looks to be pretty awesome, as well). Beautiful Boy is unusual in that it adapts not one but two memoirs about addiction, each looking at the same story from a different perspective. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction was written by David Sheff, who Carell plays

here. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines was written by Sheff’s son, Nic, who is portrayed here by Timothee Chalamet. Directed by Felix Van Groeningen. Co-starring Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan and Timothy Hutton. (R) 120 minutes. (SP)

Ghost of the Son of the House of Frankenstein territory, but as long as Michael B. Jordan is playing Adonis Creed, I doubt anyone is going to mind. Co-starring Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. (PG-13) 130 minutes. (SP)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY When the subject of a movie biography is the innovative rock group, Queen, at least we know the soundtrack is going to be killer. Bryan Singer’s tribute is also heroic in depicting the band’s late ’70s-early ’80s era, and its phenomenal creative energy and output. Rami Malek is an actor unorthodox enough to embody the legendary Freddie Mercury’s outsider persona, yet soulful enough to engage us in Freddie’s lifelong quest to become himself. From the opening 20th Century Fox fanfare scorched out of an electric guitar to the ecstatic grand finale of “We Are the Champions” live onstage, this is a non-stop joyride for Queen fans. (PG-13) 134 minutes. (LJ)

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD J.K. Rowling used to let others adapt her Harry Potter stories, but for this spinoff series of Fantastic Beasts films, she’s writing the screenplays herself. I think it’s fair to say the results have been mixed, but if you liked Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which moved all the wizarding action to 1920s New York, you’ll probably like this sequel which picks up a few months later, focuses more on Johnny Depp’s character from the previous film, and brings back Dumbledore. Directed by David Yates. Costarring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and Katherine Waterston. (PG-13) 134 minutes. (SP)

BOY ERASED Reviewed this issue. Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. (R) 114 minutes. (SP) CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Melissa McCarthy has been in some duds lately, but she’s already getting awards buzz for her portrayal of Lee Israel, a real-life writer who made her name writing celebrity biographies, but later turned to selling forgeries when her career went south. One New York bookstore who had bought some of Israel’s forged letters wasn’t even mad, later saying, “She made the letters terrific.” That, people, is some quality fraud! Directed by Marielle Heller. Co-starring Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells and Jane Curtin. (R) 106 minutes. (SP) CREED II Really, they should have just called this Rocky IV 2, since it brings back Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago, who is this time training his son to fight against Apollo Creed’s son. This franchise is really starting to get into

GREEN BOOK Reviewed this issue Directed by Peter Farrelly. Co-starring Linda Cardellini, Mike Hatton and Sebastian Maniscalco. (PG-13) 130 minutes. (SP) THE GRINCH They keep making adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas like they’re ever going to be better than the 1966 TV special. But with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the famous green grump, this new cartoon version’s gotta be better than the live-action Jim Carrey mess. Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. Starring the voices of Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson and Angela Lansbury. (PG) 90 minutes. (SP) FREE SOLO Right now, you’re probably thinking “Wait, there’s a new Star Wars movie already?” But oh, my friends, this is so much more insane than that. A documentary about rock climber Alex Honnold, it follows his attempt to “free solo” El Capitan. That means doing the climb without ropes, harnesses or, um, anything

that would keep you from falling to your death with one wrong move. As discussed in the film, the mortality rate of free solo climbers is somewhere around 100 percent. Forget about horror movies, this is the most harrowing film you’ll see this year. Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. (PG-13) 100 minutes. (SP) INSTANT FAMILY I watched a trailer for this Mark Wahlberg comedy, and I’m almost 100 percent certain it’s actually just a trailer parodying terrible Mark Wahlberg comedies, and not actually a real movie. I mean, it has kids getting hit in the face with basketballs! My guess is that if you go down to the movie theater and ask for a ticket to this movie—which is allegedly about a couple that adopts a bunch of foster children—Mark Wahlberg will jump out from around the corner and say, “Hey fool! You’re a fool! This movie doesn’t even exist, fool! Say hi to your mother for me!” And then hit you in the face with a basketball. Directed by Sean Anders. Co-starring Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner and Tig Notaro. (PG13) 119 minutes. (SP) MID90S This story of a 13-year-old who discovers skateboarding as an escape from his dysfunctional family life is winning acclaim for writer-director Jonah Hill, who developed it from his own spec script. Starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston. (R) 84 minutes. (SP) THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Disney attempts to turn the Nutcracker story into some kind of weird Narnia-type universe … I guess? Hard to tell from the extremely generic trailers, which promise magic and wonder while looking neither magical nor wonderful. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston. Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman. (PG) 99 minutes. (SP) OVERLORD Originally, this was supposed to be the latest movie in the Cloverfield series, but after that godawful debacle with The

God Particle, I have a feeling no one’s going to want to touch that cinematic universe for a while. So apparently this is now just a standalone film about U.S. soldiers in World War II who drop behind enemy lines in preparation for D-Day and discover the Nazis preparing a zombie army. No big whoop! Good thing they didn’t bring it into the Cloverfield universe and make it all crazy! Directed by Julius Avery. Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell and John Magaro. (R) 109 minutes. (SP) RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Wreck-It Ralph was a fun surprise that lovingly poked fun at video game culture. More importantly, it gave me and my eight-yearold daughter an excuse to walk around yelling “I’m gonna wreck it!” for like a month. So you can see why we’re excited for this sequel, which applies the same send-up concept to the internet. Let the catchphrase screaming begin! Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot. (PG) 112 minutes. (SP) ROBIN HOOD Recently, someone asked me, “Is that new Robin Hood movie set in modern times or what?” The answer is definitely no, but I can see from the trailer—in which all of the nobility seems to be dressed like they’re going to an L.A. nightclub in 2005—why somebody might think that. (Star Taron Egerton offered in an interview that “it’s set in a universe that’s set in Medieval England.” OK, so it’s set in Medieval England—thanks for finding the most unnecessarily complicated way to say that, Taron!) Actually, a Robin Hood set in 2005 where people still use bows and arrows for some reason would probably be a lot more interesting than this eight-millionth retelling of the medieval folktale. Directed by Otto Bathurst. Co-starring Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn and Jamie Dornan. (PG-13) 116 minutes. (SP)


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t 7:05 in the morning, when I swing by after the gym, they’re already there, smiling, laughing, chattering away with each other before the crowds come in. Helpful even before the sun’s up, the team of can-do women who staff the checkout counters at Shopper’s Corner know how to be quick, strong and even how to suffer fools sweetly. Or at least those of us who can’t seem to insert our plastic correctly. Always in motion, except during the rare lag times when they cluster

and compare notes, the always reliable, always patient, always helpful check-out gals of Shopper’s make sure your holiday grocery shopping goes smoothly. (All-yearround shopping, too.) While the butchers work the back of the house, the checkers meet, greet, and work the front of the house. Scanning, packing, loading, and offering whatever help you might need, from slinging bundles of firewood into carts to snagging a bottle of Fernet sitting up high at the top of the liquor shelves. And of course helping

patrons who might need strong arms to carry groceries into cars. We love Shopper’s because of its vintage vibes and comprehensive inventory—all of the best plus many seasonal surprises. But it wouldn’t be wrong to suggest that the all-star team of female checkers is the secret weapon of this local institution. Kudos gals!

BEEFED UP MENU The new Alderwood—opening soon—is nothing if not ambitious, from an oyster bar to late-night craft cocktails. In concept, it’s daring, betting that

I have now officially caved for flat pretzels. Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps (especially the organic ones in the big bag). Cannot get enough of them. Safeway has ’em. Ditto the hot trend for roasted seaweed snacks, those paper-thin, weightless and crunchy slices of pressed seaweed that taste like nori lite and make exceptional cocktail snacks. I grabbed a package of Cadia brand teriyaki-flavored roasted seaweed (on sale for $1.39) at New Leaf and ate half of them before I got home. I admit I’m a salt freak, so the quick hit of tamari and spices immediately got my attention. Even better, IMHO, is GimMe brand’s toasted sesame seaweed ($1.99). More delicate in flavor, with a gentle topnote of sesame, these feather-light sheets of pressed roasted organic seaweed are free of anything except sesame oil, seaweed and sea salt. Tastes a bit like hamachi collar. The guy stocking shelves at New Leaf says the wasabi flavor is even better. Both these products come from South Korea. Toasted seaweed could be the potato chip of the 21st century. Calorie count is minimal—50-60 calories per package. However, these will not feed a hungry Kevin Durant. Whatever. Find your own favorite.

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warehouse to pick up my bag o’ beans for that “shop local” feeling. Inside, they have a small, minimalist coffee counter where they can brew you your favorite cup or sample their other roasts. Alta Organic Coffee and Tea is open during the week and during the Westside Farmers Market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. altaorganiccoffee.com. On the other side of the county, Fruition Brewing is set to open a brewery and beer garden in East Lake Village in Watsonville in early 2019. A long held dream of partners David Purgason and Tallula Preston, both allums of the local craft beer industry, Fruition Brewing will offer a rotating variety of lagers, pale ales, saisons and dark beers. The couple has launched an Indiegogo campaign to finish furnishing the brewery with a goal of raising $40,000 by selling generous investment perks through Dec. 19. Having had the opportunity to try many of Purgason and Preston’s homebrews over the last few years, I could not be more excited for this hardworking duo to open their brewery, and look forward to enjoying many more of their wellcrafted beers.


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indy Oaks is nonstop busy these days. With three tasting rooms to take care of and a plethora of different wines to make, it’s a constant juggling act for proprietors Judy and Jim Schultze. But the good news is that their wines are very popular and fly off supermarket shelves—often selling out quickly. I found the 2016 Pinot Noir in Aptos Natural Foods for about $27. It’s made with estate-grown grapes from the Schultzes’ Terra Narro Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where “a perfect blending of terroir, climate and personal attention gives Windy Oaks Pinot Noirs a complexity not usually found in Pinot Noirs outside France.” A garnet hue and aromas of cherry candy, underbrush, incense and fir balsam, plus deep flavors of strawberries, cherries and a touch of clove, make this wine very drinkable right out the door. Windy Oaks’ main tasting room is on their property at 550 Hazel Dell Road, Corralitos, and they do a wine-and-cheese-pairing at their

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The upcoming week is active, and can feel rather complicated. We are in the midst of Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights (it began last Sunday evening, Dec. 2, and ends Dec. 10). Thursday, just after midnight, retrograde Mercury becomes stationary direct. Thursday night, also around midnight, a Sag new moon (15 degrees) festival occurs. Friday, Mars (action) joins Neptune (a dissolving away) in Pisces. Actions seem not to manifest. We may have felt rather exhausted (not knowing why) as Mars moved closer to Neptune. Friday’s new moon with Mars/Neptune is a perfect day for rest. Otherwise we may become quite overwhelmed. Mercury remains in its retrograde shadow until Christmas Eve. So we move slowly forward, always careful of our communication, plans and

ARIES Mar21–Apr20 Although you’re considered rather wild, there are traditional, stable, responsible and detailed aspects of yourself, and these assist in your outer world success. Few—except astrologers—know this about you. Those qualities will now be externalized. Simultaneously, assess your personal values and worth. It’s not how much money you have. It’s more about perseverance, reliability and being steadfast in adversity and challenges.

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VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 Along with your abilities to order, organize and discipline, you also seek to learn diplomacy. Virgos are also learning tact, refinement, how to relate with sophistication and to act with Right Relations—perhaps not consciously yet. It’s good to know these are the seeds planted within all Virgos. They lead later to the art of cooperation and conciliation through negotiation. You are learning how to be a Libra.

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agendas. Careful also with purchasing holiday gifts; our minds may still be within Mercury’s shadow. This new moon of Sag is the last new moon of 2018. The next new moon occurs Jan. 5, with a solar eclipse. The keynote for Sag’s new moon is, “Let food be sought.” Experiences are gained that are emotionally fulfilling—any experiences will do. Hidden in the sign of Sag is also the fact that Sag’s are gourmands (connoisseurs of good food, lovers of food, often chefs). Sagittarius offers us pure, high-reaching energies of the zodiac. We must, however, embody them. The Center of the Galaxy calls all disciples. Chiron restores us to wholeness via a wound that we feel, and reconnects us to what has been broken or what we are separated from. themselves, share their joys and sorrows, and be friends with you. Libra on the Soul level creates Right Relations, fairness, justice, openness, and kindness. If you are not yet within this expanded Soul reality, visualize yourself stepping into it. The results will lessen any fears and vulnerabilities, all hindrances, unforgiveness, and criticalness. And any boundaries you have created to protect yourself from loving more.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 You’re aware that whatever you do often challenges others. This is your task. As your life is ceaselessly transforming and regenerating you also ask (demand) this of others. Because your life has such intensity, you must schedule consistent times for rest and retreat— times to gather strength, and rediscover inner meaning and purpose. Only a few know, through constant little deaths and, phoenix-like flying out of the fire, that you are also a visionary.

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec20 Although you usually view life with optimism and a broad hopeful vision—and because you’re an imaginative thinker who sees signs and reads oracles in every situation—you also have a sense of being duty bound, responsible, traditional and conservative. Most aren’t aware of this as it hides behind your constant enthusiasm. Working under rules and regulations, you actually have a very serious side. Begin to value this. It’s both your discipline and your wisdom.

CAPRICORN Dec21–Jan20 You exhibit great control, discipline, structure and reserve, often playing the role of the eldest child, parent, wise one. Traditions are therefore most important. But there is another valuable part to you—being progressive and inventive. Through these you enter the future, making you quite different than most. Often people can’t quite figure out who you are due to your abilities to change quickly and to offer everyone love and freedom to be (you and me).

AQUARIUS Jan21–Feb18 It is important to acknowledge that you, like the planet Uranus, are distinctly different than most. Do you know Uranus is tipped on its side, its atmosphere arranged in layers of clouds; its magnetic tail twisted into a long corkscrew; the source of its magnetic field unknown? Uranus is blue/green, has a moon with many rings and satellites, is the seventh planet from the Sun and third largest planet in the solar system. This unusual planet rules your entire life. Value your differentness. It’s unique and beloved.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 The two signs most misunderstood are Scorpio and Pisces. Often the fish is seen as wandering about, a bit too idealistic for most, and too sensitive for everyone. In the outer world, you can seem lost and dreamy, if not confused. But there’s much more to you. You’re also very brave and courageous when someone is in danger. You’re independent and reward others for their innate gifts, which you see while others cannot. When you are spontaneous a light fills the air. Pisces saves the world.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2018-0001737 The following Corporation is doing business as R.R.M., INC AND TRITON CONSTRUCTION. 2560 SOQUEL AVE., STE 202, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. REMEDIATION RISK MANAGEMENT, INC. 2560 SOQUEL AVE., STE 202, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. Al# 1850064. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: REMEDIATION RISK MANAGEMENT. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/11/2001. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Oct. 29, 2018. Nov. 14, 21, 28, & Dec 5.

CASE NO.18CV03093. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner ROSE MARY BEAM has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: ROSE MARY BEAM to: ROSE MARY AMARU. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Dec. 7, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 4

located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Oct. 23, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Nov. 14, 21, 28, & Dec. 5.

under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Oct. 24, 2018. Nov. 14, 21, 28, & Dec. 5.

28, & Dec. 5. CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ.PETITION OF RACHAEL EDITH LYNCH CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV03274. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner RACHAEL RIDENOUR has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: RACHAEL EDITH LYNCH to: RACHAEL EDITH EMERLYE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING December 28, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 4 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause

must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: November 8, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Nov. 14, 21, 28, & Dec. 5.

4300 SOQUEL DR. #51, SOQUEL, CA 95073. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: GERI E. ALLEGRE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/8/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Nov. 8, 2018. Nov. 14, 21, 28, & Dec. 5.

to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING December 7, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 4 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Oct. 23, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Nov. 14, 21, 28, & Dec. 5.

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CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ.PETITION OF JONAH YUNUS WILSON CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV03096. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner JONAH YUNUS WILSON has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: JONAH YUNUS WILSON to: YUNUS RAHEEM AMARU. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2018-0001806 The following Individual is doing business as FURTHER. 560 30TH AVE., SPC 60, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. MARK CHARLES JAMES NELSON. 560 30TH AVE., SPC 60, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: MARK CHARLES JAMES NELSON. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 11/13/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2018-0001706 The following Individual is doing business as LIBERATION SUPPER CLUB. 316 MAIN ST. UNIT 1, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. SHOSHANA DEVRA PERREY. 316 MAIN ST. UNIT 1, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: SHOSHANA DEVRA PERREY. The registrant commenced to transact business

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2018-0001784 The following Corporation is doing business as CBD BLENDS, CHAMELEON CREATIONS, SACRED BUD, THE SACRED ROSE. 1205 WARREN DRIVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. COCREATIS. 1205 WARREN DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. Al# 395330. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: COCREATIS. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/1/2004. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on November 7, 2018. Nov. 14, 21,

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ART BY MARIANA. 403 LAGUNA ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. INES MARIANA SUAREZ BARNES. 403 LAGUNA ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: INES MARIANA SUAREZ BARNES. The registrant commenced transacting business under the fictitious business name listed above on 11/1/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Nov. 9, 2018. Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, & 12.

Limited Liability Company signed: DONNA PRICE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Nov. 19, 2018. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, & 19.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2018-0001807 The following Married Couple is doing business as SEASIDE WASH & DRY. 1911 MISSION STREET, SANTA CRUZ, CA 9 5060. County of Santa Cruz. DIANA LORD AND BRYAN LORD. 880 WEST CLIFF DRIVE, UNIT 12, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. This business is conducted by a Married Couple signed: DIANA H. LORD. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 12/9/2013. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Nov. 13, 2018. Nov. 21, 28, Dec 5, & 12.

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CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ.PETITION OF PATRICIA ANN BROWN CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV03362. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner PATRICIA ANN BROWN has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: PATRICIA ANN BROWN to: PATRICIA WHITE BUFFALO. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should

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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE BY POSTING (ORDINANCE NO. 2018-20) The City Council of the City of Santa Cruz having authorized the city clerk administrator, that the ordinance hereafter entitled and described, be published by posting copies thereof in three (3) prominent places in the City, to wit: The City of Santa Cruz Website www.cityofsantacruz.com City Hall–809 Center Street Central Branch Library–224 Church Street NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that copies of said ordinance were posted according to said order. (Original on file with city clerk.) Said ordinance was introduced on November 27th, 2018, and is entitled and described as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-20 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ AMENDING CHAPTER 21.03 OF THE SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR DISPLACED TENANTS This ordinance amends Chapter 21.03 of the Municipal Code related to relocation assistance for displaced tenants. PASSED FOR PUBLICATION on this 27th day of November, 2018, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Mathews, Brown, Noroyan; Vice Mayor Watkins; Mayor Terrazas. NOES: Councilmember Krohn. ABSENT: Councilmember Chase. DISQUALIFIED: None. APPROVED: ss/Mayor Terrazas. ATTEST: ss/ Bonnie Bush, City Clerk Administrator. This ordinance is scheduled for further consideration and final adoption at the Council meeting of December 11th, 2018.


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■ MONTEREY JACK RBST-FREE LOAF CUTS/ 3.29 LB AVERAGE CUTS/ 3.49 LB ■ BLACK RIVER GORGONZOLA, A CUSTOMER FAVORITE/ 5.59 LB ■ BABY SWISS, BOAR’S HEAD BRAND/ 4.09 LB ■ STELLA PARMESAN, DOMESTIC/ 7.39 LB

Clover Sonoma-Best Prices in Town! ■ EURO STYLE BUTTER, ½ Lb/ 2.99 ■ WHIPPING CREAM Pint/ 3.49 ■ AEROSOL WHIPPING CREAM, 13oz/ 3.99 ■ EGGNOG, Quart/ 3.99 ■ ORGANIC EGGNOG, Quart/ 4.99

WINE & SPIRITS

Best Buys, Local, Regional, International

Beer

■ ANCHOR BREWING, “Christmas Ale” 1.5L/ 14.99 ■ ANDERSON VALLEY, “Winter Solstice” 6Pk Btls, 12oz/ 9.99 ■ PORT BREWING CO., “Santa’s Little Helper” 4Pk Btls, 12oz/ 11.99 ■ ST. BERNARDUS, “Belgian Abbey Xmas Ale” 750ml/ 9.99 ■ STONE/ALESMITH COLLABORATIVE, “Gregarious Nature IPA” 6Pk Cans, 12oz/ 11.99

Single Malt Whiskey - 750ml

■ GLENLIVIT 12yr/ 29.99 ■ GLENMORANGIE Original 10yr/ 36.99 ■ BOWMORE 12yr Islay/ 56.99 ■ BALVENIE 12yr (94WE)/ 59.99 ■ OBAN 14yr West Highland/ 79.99

Best Buy Reds - Big & Bold

■ 2013 TRUVÉE Red Blend (Reg 20.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2013 ZACA MESA Z Cuvée (91WE, Reg 24.99)/ 9.99 ■ 2012 CASA LAPOSTOLLE Canto de Apalta (91WE, Reg 24.99)/ 9.99 ■ 2014 BODEGA NORTON Malbec Reserva (91JS, Reg 21.99)/ 11.99 ■ 2013 FRANCIS COPPOLA Pitagora Red (Reg 34.99)/ 13.99

Best Buy Whites

■ 2016 SANTA RITA Secret Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (91JS, Reg 13.99)/ 7.99 ■ 2015 DECUGNANO DEI BARBI Orvieto Classico (90WE, Reg 18.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2016 GROVE MILL Sauvignon Blanc (96D, Reg 15.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2014 TERLATO Chardonnay (90WE, Reg 33.99)/ 9.99 ■ 2015 ZACA MESA Z Blanc (91WE, Reg 24.99)/ 9.99

Celebration Sparklers

■ LUCIEN ALBRECHT Brut & Rose/ 17.99 ■ ROEDERER ESTATE Brut (93WS)/ 24.99 ■ GH MUMM Cordon Rouge (Reg 44.99)/ 29.99 ■ DOMAINE CARNEROS by Taittinger (93WS, Reg 34.99)/ 29.99 ■ ÉTOILE Brut & Rose By Domaine Chandon (93WE, Reg 39.99)/ 29.99

Connoisseur’s Corner- Cabernet Sauvignon

■ 2014 JUSTIN Justification (94WS)/ 49.99 ■ 2012 MOUNT EDEN Estate (95WE)/ 69.99 ■ 2015 SHAFER One Point Five (97WE)/ 99.99 ■ 2016 L’AVENTURE Estate Cuvée (99RP)/ 110.00 ■ 2014 HEWITT Rutherford (98JS)/ 118.99

JOANNE PEDEMONTE, 45-Year Customer, Santa Cruz

S HOPP ER SPOTLIG HTS

Occupation: Retired Hobbies: Love cooking, fundraising for Sew Little Time/Hospice/veterans, reading, movies, walking, grandchildren

PHIL PEDEMONTE, 45-Year Customer, Santa Cruz

Occupation: Retired banker Hobbies: Major house/yard renovation, golf/sports (Joanne:“He’s glued…!”), barbecuing Shopping here 45 years each, is Shopper’s your main market? PHIL:“Yes.We live on the Westside but stop in every night.” JOANNE:“There’s no place like Shopper’s with the wooden floors and their customer service; even our grandkids love coming here! Shopper’s has great tradition but has always kept up with food trends. For me, I can’t handle the chains or big box stores, they have no personality — blah, blah, blah! What Jeff Sizemore and the other butchers do by greeting customers by name is huge!” PHIL:“Both Jeff Bradford and Ali know what I like and offer great suggestions/tips.”

What do you like to cook? JOANNE:“Everything — he’s the eater! I have many cook books.” PHIL: “She makes ravioli from scratch.” JOANNE:“I enjoy making Italian food and creative dishes from my books. I love Shopper’s unique specialty products — olive oils, vinegars, seasonings, the cheeses plus so many styles of sauces.When friends or family visit, I encourage them to pick interesting sauces and I’ll create a meal around them.” PHIL:“I like to barbecue. My first choice is a Shopper’s New York steak.A fabulous meat that I also grill is a veal rib roast, with three ribs, four ribs… just ask the butchers.”

Are you folks shopping here for the holidays? PHIL:“Christmas, we’ll either get a prime rib or a veal rib roast.” JOANNE:“I’m making pies and a couple gluten-free dishes — Shopper’s has a wide assortment. I’ll pick up all kinds of appetizers — dips, veggies, chicken wings — and French Champagne. People stop in at Shopper’s for holiday gatherings to grab great wines and more.” PHIL:“Like my go-to Crown Royal.” JOANNE:“We discovered Hangar 1 vodka at Shopper’s — no preservatives — and it’s super clean. Shopper’s will be busy during the holidays but that’s part of the fun!”

“I can’t handle the chains or big box stores, they have no personality — blah, blah, blah!”

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Good Times Santa Cruz 1849  

December 5-11, 2018

Good Times Santa Cruz 1849  

December 5-11, 2018