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EDITOR’S NOTE Koo-um-ba. Kooum-ba. Kuumbwa. Sorry, I just realized after reading Andrew Gilbert’s cover story this week that I’ve been pronouncing “Kuumbwa” wrong for the last 20 years, and it’s a bit of a shock. The “w” is silent? Who knew? There are lots of other things I didn’t know about the history of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, it turns out, and even longtime locals probably won’t know them either until they read this story. Gilbert, who basically grew up as a jazz fan and

writer around the venue, combines his personal remembrances with a survey of the considerable impact the Kuumbwa has had on the Northern California jazz scene. It’s a fitting tribute to what has become an iconic local institution, as it turns 40 this year. I, too, have seen some of my favorite shows ever at Kuumbwa— dating back to when Robert Earl Keen would do four solo shows there in a weekend (and I would go to all four)—and I’ve always felt that with its combination of intimacy and superior acoustics, any show I saw there was guaranteed to be special. So happy birthday, Kuumbwa. Kooum-ba. I’ll get it eventually.

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After reading “Shopping Bawl” in last week’s Good Times, I was very disappointed that the reporter did not do a little more research to discover the way local nonprofits have been partnering with the Macerich Company to bring more local offerings to the Capitola Mall. Our community arts organization, the Regional Artisans Association, opened a strictly local arts venue in the Capitola Mall in May of 2014, called “Art of Santa Cruz.” This nonprofit gallery features the work of over 80 local artists. Also, in partnership with the Capitola Mall and the Capitola Art & Cultural Commission, we launched our “Third Friday Walking Art Tour” at the mall in March of 2015. This free monthly community event features local artists and artisans, who exhibit in the empty stores and common areas throughout the mall from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Third Friday. Another local nonprofit organization, the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, opened in the former Abercrombie & Fitch store in the Capitola Mall in November of 2014. The “MOD” is a wonderland of science, imaginative play and hands-on learning for young people, and has become a very busy destination for local families. The Santa Cruz SPCA also has a satellite location in the Capitola Mall, next to

Submit to photos@gtweekly.com. Include information (location, etc.) and your name. Photos may be cropped. Preferably, photos should be 4 inches by 4 inches and minimum 250 dpi. Target and across from Art of Santa Cruz. Adoptable dogs and cats are brought in to this location by SPCA volunteers and many shoppers at the mall make a point of visiting this location every time they’re in the building. This article seems like a not very successful attempt to lump the Capitola Mall into the same group of “Malls in Trouble,” which was reported on so often last year in the national press. We can report, from personal experience, that our monthly art walk is happening more and more in the common areas of the mall as there are less and less empty stores available in which to hang our exhibits. But more important to us as local nonprofits is the fact that the Capitola Mall management has a great track record of working very effectively with local nonprofits to fill its empty spaces with more local offerings that are relevant and exciting to our community. And this is something we feel was sadly overlooked in this article.

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An international symbol for peace sailed into the Santa Cruz Harbor on Monday afternoon. The sailboat was built by Quakers more than 50 years ago and was recently refurbished by the Veterans for Peace. The initial crew set sail in 1958, concerned about increasing nuclear testing. Today, the Veterans for Peace are dismayed by the nation’s plans to upgrade its nuclear arsenal. The boat will be in the harbor through Wednesday, Sept. 16 or Thursday, Sept. 17.

Stan Wilson, a Scotts Valley Little League coach, has been suffering from a kidney condition for several years now, and his kidney function is below 10 percent. When he needed a kidney, fellow coach Craig Yates stepped up and offered to donate his. The operation is on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and a fundraiser will be held Oct. 10 at Bruno’s BBQ beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be music and raffle prizes, along with wine tasting and dinner. Tickets are $25 apiece and $60 for a family. For tickets, contact rsnider6@ comcast.net.

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ARIES Mar21–Apr19

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22

I won’t go so far as to say that you are surrounded by unhinged maniacs whose incoherence is matched only by their self-delusion. That would probably be too extreme. But I do suspect that at least some of the characters in the game you’re playing are not operating at their full potential. For now, it’s best not to confront them and demand that they act with more grace. The wiser strategy might be to avoid being swept up in their agitation as you take good care of yourself. If you are patient and stay centered, I bet you will eventually get a chance to work your magic.

The rooster is your power animal. Be like him. Scrutinize the horizon for the metaphorical dawn that is coming, and be ready to herald its appearance with a triumphant wake-up call. On the other hand, the rooster is also your affliction animal. Don’t be like him. I would hate for you to imitate the way he handles himself in a fight, which is to keep fussing and squabbling far beyond the point when he should let it all go. In conclusion, Libra, act like a rooster but also don’t act like a rooster. Give up the protracted struggle so you can devote yourself to the more pertinent task, which is to celebrate the return of the primal heat and light.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 Many of the heroes in fairy tales survive and thrive because of the magical gifts they are given. Benefactors show up, often unexpectedly, to provide them with marvels—a spinning wheel that can weave a cloak of invisibility, perhaps, or winged shoes that give them the power of flight, or a charmed cauldron that brews a healing potion. But there is an important caveat. The heroes rarely receive their boons out of sheer luck. They have previously performed kind deeds or unselfish acts in order to earn the right to be blessed. According to my analysis, Taurus, the coming weeks will be prime time for you to make yourself worthy of gifts you will need later on.

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SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 Since you seem to enjoy making life so complicated and intense for yourself, you may be glad to learn that the current astrological omens favor that development. My reading of the astrological omens suggests that you’re about to dive deep into rich mysteries that could drive you half-crazy. I suspect that you will be agitated and animated by your encounters with ecstatic torment and difficult bliss. Bon voyage! Have fun! Soon I expect to see miniature violet bonfires gleaming in your bedroom eyes, and unnamable emotions rippling through your unfathomable face, and unprecedented words of wild wisdom spilling from your smart mouth.

GEMINI May21–June20

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21

We humans need nourishing stories almost as much as we require healthy food, clean air, pure water, and authentic love. And yet many of us get far less than our minimum daily requirement of nourishing stories. Instead, we are barraged with nihilistic narratives that wallow in misery and woe. If we want a break from that onslaught, our main other choices are sentimental fantasies and empty-hearted trivia. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: Now is a favorable time for you to seek remedies for this problem. That’s why I’m urging you to hunt down redemptive chronicles that furnish your soul with gritty delight. Find parables and sagas and tales that fire up your creative imagination and embolden your lust for life.

The Adamites were devotees of an ancient Christian sect that practiced sacred nudism. One of their central premises: How could anyone possibly know God while wearing clothes? I am not necessarily recommending that you make their practice a permanent part of your spiritual repertoire, but I think you might find value in it during the coming weeks. Your erotic and transcendent yearnings will be rising to a crescendo at the same time. You will have the chance to explore states where horniness and holiness overlap. Lusty prayers? Reverent sex? Ecstatic illumination?

CAPRICORN Dec22–Jan19

Now is an excellent time to close the gap between the Real You and the image of yourself that you display to the world. I know of two ways to accomplish this. You can tinker with the Real You so that it's more like the image you display. Or else you can change the image you display so that it is a more accurate rendition of the Real You. Both strategies may be effective. However you go about it, Cancerian, I suggest you make it your goal to shrink the amount of pretending you do.

One of your key themes in the coming weeks is grace. I suggest that you cultivate it, seek it out, expect it, and treasure it. To prepare for this fun work, study all of the meanings of grace below. At least two of them, and possibly all, should and can be an active part of your life. 1. Elegance or beauty of form, movement, or proportion; seemingly effortless charm or fluidity. 2. Favor or goodwill; a disposition to be generous or helpful. 3. Mercy, forgiveness, charity. 4. A temporary exemption or immunity; a reprieve. 5. A sense of fitness or propriety. 6. A prayer of blessing or thanks said before a meal. 7. An unmerited divine gift offered out of love.

LE0 Jul23–Aug22

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18

Born under the sign of Leo, Marcel Duchamp was an influential artist whose early work prefigured surrealism. In 1917, he submitted an unusual piece to a group exhibition in New York. It was a plain old porcelain urinal, but he titled it Fountain, and insisted it was a genuine work of art. In that spirit, I am putting my seal of approval on the messy melodrama you are in the process of managing. Henceforth, this melodrama shall also be known as a work of art, and its title will be “Purification.” (Or would you prefer “Expurgation” or “Redemption”?) If you finish the job with the panache you have at your disposal, it will forevermore qualify as a soul-jiggling masterpiece.

Be good, but not necessarily well-behaved. Be extra exuberant and free, but not irresponsible. Be lavish and ardent and even rowdy, but not decadent. Why? What’s the occasion? Well, you have more or less finished paying off one of your karmic debts. You have conquered or at least outwitted a twist from your past that had been sapping your mojo. As a reward for doing your duty with such diligence, you have earned a respite from some of the more boring aspects of reality. And so now you have a mandate to gather up the intelligent pleasure you missed when you were acting like a beast of burden.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22

PISCES Feb19–Mar20

Some people express pride in gross ways. When you hear their overbearing brags, you know it’s a sign that they are not really confident in themselves. They overdo the vanity because they’re trying to compensate for their feelings of inadequacy. In the coming weeks, I expect you to express a more lovable kind of self-glorification. It won’t be inflated or arrogant, but will instead be measured and reasonable. If you swagger a bit, you will do it with humor and style, not narcissism and superiority. Thank you in advance for your service to humanity. The world needs more of this benign kind of egotism.

“I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.” That’s the mantra that Frank O’Hara intoned in his poem “Meditations in an Emergency,” and now I’m inviting you to adopt a modified version of it. Here’s how I would change it for your use in the coming months: “I am the least difficult of passion artists. All I want is to give and receive boundless, healthy, interesting love.” To be frank, I don’t think O’Hara’s simple and innocent declaration will work for you. You really do need to add my recommended nuances in order to ripen your soul’s code and be aligned with cosmic rhythms.

CANCER Jun21–Jul22

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he experience of eating can lose some of its magic when you do it alone. Feeding oneself can become a ritual of survival, in which cold leftovers eaten standing up over the sink are somehow acceptable. “I think just having a rule about sitting down when you eat makes a huge difference,” says Talya Lutzker, chef and Ayurvedic practitioner. Indeed, studies show that sitting down to eat leads to fewer calories consumed and better digestion— important in Ayurveda, which pinpoints undigested food as the root of inflammation and food allergies. At its worst, the bachelor’s fridge

is empty, except for a to-go box or two, and maybe an assortment of aging condiments. A carton of eggs and a few wayward beers are also possible. But definitely the to-go box. An overwhelming number of the bachelors surveyed for this article reported eating out for most of their meals. “The trouble with eating out is really sugar, salt and bad-quality oils,” Lutzker says, a caldron of clarifying butter bubbling behind her in the kitchen of her peaceful studio apartment. At its best, the single person’s fridge looks like my mom’s: a week’s supply of culinary experiments shrinking in on themselves under

loose Saran wrap—chard and sweet corn gratin, ricotta zucchini pasta— motivated by the tangled chaos of her garden and a love for cooking, but also the flicker of hope that one of her children will stop by hungry. “When I make a special dish, I miss sharing it,” says mom, “and then I have all these leftovers.” The solution to leftover doldrums is simple: get creative and repurpose them, so that you’re never eating the same thing twice. “Make it a rule to always add one fresh ingredient,” says Lutzker. While cooking is an act of love, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it for ourselves. Rather than eating

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out, people who live alone will be a lot healthier (and less broke) if they invest in a few staples: High-quality salt. An oil to cook with (coconut oil, ghee, or butter) and an oil to dress your food with, like olive oil or an Omega blend, says Lutzker. “And really easy proteins that you can just reach for, so you’re not always having to cook your proteins,” she says, noting that a seed or nut combined with a grain forms a complete protein. “Make up a mix of seeds and nuts that you can throw on all your salads, like pumpkin and hemp seeds with slivered almonds.” And of course, produce, including both root vegetables and above-ground ones: “You should always have, say, a sweet potato ready to be baked,” says Lutzker. “Something that you can just either bake or steam—the steamer is going to be the fastest.” This sounds way too easy not to try: steam root vegetable for five minutes, then add an above-ground vegetable like spinach or kale. Steam five more minutes. “And then I put olive oil, apple cider vinegar, good salt, spice mix, my protein mix, and I have a beautiful meal,” she says. “It’s sort of like, let’s be real, the way to feel good, that you’re eating well, is that you’re eating a lot of vegetables,” says Lutzker. And, if you’ve learned anything from this article let it be this: you may live alone, but everyone deserves better than cold leftovers. “Ayurveda would say that warm food is easier to digest, and I do feel that way, too,” Lutzker says. “That, to me, is real self care.” A bag of mixed greens will last you all week (“Just don’t forget it’s there”) and Lutzker recommends using greens as a bed for your steamed or roasted root vegetable or leftovers. Vegetables that really hold their own are kale, collard greens, carrots, beets, fennel, onions and apple. And for any single person who has stood in the bread aisle wanting just enough bread for one or two sandwiches, the solution is easy: shop at a local bakery. “You can always ask them to give you a half a loaf,” says Lutzker.

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uses circulate on the ground floor of a large building between Pacific Avenue and Front Street. Outside, lining the street, an assortment of cafes and clothing stores bustle with shoppers. Above the street is a layer of parking, followed by story upon story of apartments ascending 75 feet into the air. This is a rough outline of the latest incarnation of an evolving vision for downtown Santa Cruz, stretching one long city block from Laurel Street to the Metro Center, in between Pacific Avenue and Front Street.

Just past a narrow paseo, replete with public art and fountains, is another 75-foot complex. Again, the first floor is lined with bustling stores flanked by fashionable restaurants and cafes, and a hive of rental units up above. Down the stairwells, residents scurry to catch a bus on its way to Watsonville or Monterey or San Jose and beyond. Earlier this summer, the city of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Metro and private developers agreed to try to make these scenes come to fruition. If they prove successful, it would mean nothing less than a total facelift for lower Pacific Avenue. “It has great potential to be

transformational,” says Mayor Don Lane. “But it is so important we do it well, so we can create a framework for other rental housing projects. If it’s not done well, we’ll lose community support.” The private development partnership made up of Santa Cruz land-use planner Owen Lawlor and Milpitas-based Devcon Investments will look to construct a commercial/ residential complex just north of the Metro station. Devcon now owns the large building that makes up a good chunk of that site. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz Metro will concentrate on overhauling the station. The plan has made >14

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It’s been almost two months ago now since the fliers were taken down. Paintings and songs have been created in her honor, and the feeling of immediacy that surrounded the memorial event for Madyson “Maddy” Middleton—with performances from James Durbin, Tess Dunn, Nick Gallant and others—has begun to fade. Santa Cruzans haven’t forgotten the night the 8-year-old Middleton’s body was found after a 26-hour search, nor the moment Adrian “A.J.” Gonzalez, her 14-year-old neighbor at the Tannery Arts Center, was arrested shortly thereafter. But the shock and despair that followed the horrific July 28 tragedy has at least subsided. Still, as Gonzalez readies for his second court appearance on Monday, Sept. 21, there remain loose ends that have never been fully explained. One of the question marks has to do with the search on that frantic Monday morning when friends, family, local officers and even the FBI searched for Middleton. Local and national reporters stood by giving frequent updates and dispatches from the front lines. Both KRON and the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that a K-9 unit followed what was believed to be Middleton’s scent down a river levee path to Main Beach by the Boardwalk before losing the trail. Her body was found in a recycling bin later that night back on the campus, a startling two miles from the beach, and police say they think it was there even before they were called the night before. Some may wonder how trained dogs could be off by a distance of 10 or 11 football fields in a missing person search, and question the reliability of K-9 units. Are they as useful in searches as they are perceived to be? The short answer is probably still yes, under the right circumstances. The longer answer is that really, there are a number of things that could have gone wrong, starting with simple miscommunication. SCPD Chief Kevin Vogel tells GT he can’t comment on the search, having turned over his investigation

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progress since GT last wrote about it in April, although no one can yet say for sure what the possible environmental impact or cost of the undertaking would be. The council voted unanimously in June to move forward on planning and traffic studies for the Devcon Project, which would dramatically overhaul the entire 4.1-acre parcel— its perimeter defined by the 1010 Pacific Apartments building to the south, Laurel Street to the North and Pacific Avenue and Front Street on the east and west, respectively. Bonnie Lipscomb, executive director of Santa Cruz’s Economic Development Department, says the city has yet to fully formulate the costs of its share of the project, but it has pledged to take on a third of the costs of the initial environmental analysis of the site. However, Lipscomb says the project’s density and proximity to public transit make it appealing—so much so that planning officials are

currently contemplating a slew of changes to zoning regulations to potentially accommodate the project. Santa Cruz planning director Juliana Rebagliati says staff is currently “in the process of making zoning changes to basically all of downtown—from Soquel to Laurel and all the way down to the beach,” and they won’t miss a chance to reimagine the town’s center. “We know there is an opportunity to create more density and sustainable development that are so near the transit options,” Rebagliati adds. “We want to allow more height, which would therefore create more density.” City officials have held a series of public hearings about the proposed changes, which include allowing buildings of up to 75 feet in height. Supporters like Lane are keen to support the project, in part, out of hopes that it will alleviate a crowded rental market where a low inventory of available units has pushed rental prices sky-high. Some have called the

present scenario a full-blown crisis. “We need greater density when building rental housing,” Lane said. “Specifically, this project put the density where we need it—right downtown. A lot of people, especially young people, want to live downtown. It’s a vibrant place to live and socialize.” The design-specific elements of the project have yet to be divulged. Lawlor says he and his partners are in the throes of solidifying their plans. Rebagliati says the city has yet to receive any specifics, but adds that the city does have aesthetic guidelines formulated as part of the Downtown Recovery Plan, after the city had to be rebuilt in the wake of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Preliminary plans reveal a call for the Metro Center to be overhauled so that the ground floor, which is slated to host 20 bus bays, will be enclosed within walls, as opposed to its present open format. On top of the enclosed ground floor, the city is proposing to build additional >18

NEWS BRIEFS BACKDOOR POLICY As temperatures have soared, debates over housing and Airbnb aren’t cooling off, either. The Santa Cruz City Council has been looking at whether or not to keep vacation renters out of accessory dwelling units (ADUs)—small cottages or converted garages, sometimes known as “granny units.” County Supervisor Bruce McPherson tells GT he would support a ban of vacation rentals in ADUs in the unincorporated areas of the county, which he thinks should be reserved for long-term rentals. “Although there may be cause for exceptions on a case-by-case basis, I’d have to be convinced otherwise,” McPherson, who represents District 5, said at an affordable housing forum last

month. Affordable Housing Now!, a new grassroots advocacy group, hosted the Aug. 29 event in Scotts Valley. Planning departments at both the city and county levels have streamlined planning approvals over the years to allow homeowners to create more rental housing, literally in their backyards. Some of these new landlords have found that they make more money renting their ADUs out to tourists—often through online sites like Airbnb, which obviously does nothing to help the city’s housing crunch. So, some community leaders are asking for a ban on renting out ADUs for less than 30 days. The council decided to table the discussion for the second time despite a unanimous recommendation for the ban from the planning commission. Robin Cunningham,

representing a group of ADU owners, told city councilmembers at the Aug. 25 meeting that she was “horrified” the city would consider taking away private property rights by banning vacation rentals, which she says would cut the income she receives from her ADU in half. Katherine Donovan, senior planner with the city, reported about 330 residential properties throughout the city have listed all or part of their homes as vacation rentals, and about twothirds of these homeowners have properly registered their vacation rentals for the legally required Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), the same 11 percent tax included in hotel room bills. But Donovan said that 15 ADUs, out of an estimated 400 in the city, are registered to pay the TOT. The proposed ban would not apply to existing ADUs, only those built

after the proposed ban goes into effect. Bill Tysseling, CEO of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, tells GT he’s concerned about vacation rentals, and says it isn’t so much about protecting traditional inns and motels. Tysseling, surprisingly, says there hasn’t been much “pushback” from local hotel owners favoring tighter regulations for web-based vacation rentals—in part because the industry had an unusually good year this year. Tysseling does worry, though, that an “unbearably expensive housing market” will affect the overall economic vitality of the county. The city council is scheduled to continue discussion of the proposed ban on vacation rentals in ADUs at their meeting scheduled for Sept. 29. PATRICK DWIRE


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to the district attorney’s office. Perhaps more likely, though, is the possibility that the dogs really were a couple of miles off. After all, there are things that can go wrong with a K-9 search—several, actually, according to K-9 expert Roger Abshire. “There’s a lot of variables. It could be many things. The dog could be trained incorrectly,” says Abshire, who runs an award-winning dog training school in Louisiana. There are also different ways dogs can be trained. Abshire says he trains his dogs to follow crushed vegetation, instead of human scent, which dissipates very quickly. He says it’s much easier to follow that kind of trail over grass or meadow than it is on a paved asphalt surface, like the courtyard where Middleton was last seen—a surface that extends past the campus onto the levee paths. “A hard surface would be much more difficult than a field,” he says. Training techniques aside, it turns out

that, in general, when the dogs don’t get to the scene first, they’ll have little shot of tracking much down, anyway. And on that seemingly typical Sunday afternoon when Middleton went missing, no one knew it was a crime scene. People had been playing, strolling, jogging and cycling in and through the public courtyard for an hour before anyone realized Middleton was gone. Of course, once Tannery residents and visitors did realize something was wrong, they immediately began searching all over the campus, up and down the levee path and anywhere else they could think of. “If there was already a bunch of people on the crime scene, it probably won’t be successful,” Abshire says of a K-9 search. “It’s already been contaminated.” Retired SCPD officer Jim Howes stresses that the important thing is not where the dogs went. It’s that officers found Middleton’s body a mere 26 hours after Middleton’s mom, Laura Jordan, called 911. Those initial hours of a search are critical, and there’s a reason detectives in

departments across the country put an emphasis on the first 48 hours, those initial two days before the case often goes cold. “They were able to solve this case in a relatively short period of time,” Howes says, “by utilizing a number of resources, including community members and residents, the Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies and volunteers, the FBI, and many others.” Another unanswered question is the confusion which stems from a Sentinel article over whether residents of the Tannery must be artists. The July 30 article suggested that Reggie Factor, Gonzalez’s mom, was not an artist, and reported that federal housing guidelines prevent the Tannery from discriminating against nonartists. Tannery leaders say that isn’t true. “It’s completely incorrect,” Artspace’s Greg Handberg tells GT. “Artist preference— which we use—means that so long as an artist candidate exists, we can give preference to an artist candidate over a

non-artist candidate. It’s fully allowed under federal fair housing laws.” Handberg was instrumental in creating the Tannery and other campuses like it for Artspace across the country. Handberg says Factor went through a committee evaluation years ago like other artists who apply to live in the Tannery, and she was approved. “There’s no judgment about the quality of their art. They need to demonstrate their commitment to their specific arts discipline and talk about their future commitment,” Handberg says. “We don’t ask them next year whether they’re still doing their art. We talk about their plans for their art. They have to talk about how they’re willing to work within a community setting, which means that they’re going to respect the rights of others to create their art, and they’re going to respect the rights of others peacefully when they’re creating their art. And we talk about the volunteerism they do inside a community, and it’s been a good model for us.”


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tanding behind his electric keyboard, his beatific face bathed in sweat and his rotund body draped by a shiny metallic purple tunic, Sun Ra started the slow, undulating incantation. Before long his entire besparkled Arkestra joined him, intoning, “We travel the spaceways/ From planet to planet”” again and again. It was only the end of the first set, and Sun Ra had already traversed a cosmic array of black music, from skittering stride piano and swooping orchestral swing to oblique post-bop and cascading free jazz supernovas emanating from the fiery saxophones of Pat Patrick and Marshall Allen. As the band exited the stage, filing through the center aisle with horns held aloft, the audience chimed in and kept the “spaceways” chant going for several minutes. Just another mind-blowing night at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, circa 1989. Objectively speaking, Kuumbwa is a pioneering venue that introduced the nonprofit jazz club concept, providing a model for numerous performance spaces around the country. When it comes to longevity, stability and artistic quality, the institution stands alone.

But as someone who came of age as a jazz fan in Santa Cruz, and did some of his first music writing as a volunteer producing copy for Kuumbwa’s calendar, I’m not exactly objective. Many of the Kuumbwa concerts I experienced during my undergrad years at UC Santa Cruz stand out more vividly in my mind than shows I saw at other venues last year. From Art Blakey’s faded overalls and Mal Waldron’s precariously long cigarette ash to Max Roach’s single-cymbal homage to Papa Jo Jones and the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s menagerie of bells, whistles and sundry small instruments, the club provided unforgettable encounters with jazz’s greatest improvisers, up close and personal. Some three decades later, Kuumbwa is still in the business of presenting transformative musical moments. Its 40th anniversary is a chance to look back at how the venue came to be, and examine why it’s thrived through the years when so many other well-intentioned venues ended up folding or straying from their initial jazz-centric vision.

KEEPING TIME While Tim Jackson is quick to

spread the credit around, he’s played the essential role in the club’s success from the very beginning. A surfer and flute player first drawn to Santa Cruz by the waves, he was in his early 20s when he helped get Kuumbwa off the ground in 1975. By the time the organization settled into 320 Cedar St. in 1977, the other key founding members had moved on and he was the organization’s guiding spirit. “It’s like Woody Allen said, ‘80 percent of life is showing up,’” Jackson says. “I just showed up every day. We solved problems as they came up, and tried to keep a vision of the future at the same time. The community supported us. The artists supported us. They liked the vibe, and the way they were treated. We kept at it and professionalized where we could. We’re still a midsized organization. Our budget is less than $4 million a year. We’re not Jazz at Lincoln Center, but I’ve always felt that an organization has to reflect its community. We have to do what we do within a small community, and we’ve put Santa Cruz on the jazz map.” In an era when Frank Gehry has provided a pro bono design for a gorgeous new venue in culturally vibrant downtown Culver City for the

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organization, but the three-day event had no relevance for people trying to create a year-round venue. There was one person who was running his own venue as a nonprofit, Pete Douglas, and not long after moving to Santa Cruz,

Jackson started helping him out. He spent much of 1973 living in his VW microbus on Douglasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property, in exchange for working at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society gigs. After a year-long international surfing excursion, Jackson landed

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Cruz, and enlisted Jackson in the plan. At the first meeting the small group settled on the name Kuumbwa Jazz Society, drawing on the Swahili word meaning “act of spontaneous creation” (pronounced koo-um-ba, with the “w” silent). Within months, they staged the First Annual Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, a fundraiser for the newly christened Kuumbwa Jazz Society, featuring tenor saxophone titan Joe Henderson, former Sun Ra trumpeter Eddie Gale’s Super Energy Ensemble, Evidence, and the Hy-Tones, a stellar local band featuring saxophonist Paul Contos, pianist Paul Nagel,

bassist Stan Poplin, and drummer Jim Chanteloup. Lots of people collaborated to get Kuumbwa off the ground during those first years, “but at the end of the day, we’d look around the room, and it would be three of us,” Jackson says, referring to Wills and Burney. “Pete Douglas didn’t really operate as a nonprofit and he couldn’t really help us in what we were trying to do, other than being supportive,” Jackson says. “Jazz was still being presented in commercial venues and we didn’t have any models. We got our nonprofit status when a local attorney helped us and we walked it through Sacramento in about one day.


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Jazz Center opened its doors in May of 1977, looking “unbelievably funky,” Jackson says. Soon he was the last of the original triumvirate still involved, and with several years of his life already invested in the new endeavor, Jackson decided to soldier on. For the first few years, he continued to gig as a flutist to make ends meet. But once he connected with Keystone Korner’s Todd Barkan, who suggested picking up the North Beach club’s big name acts on off-night Mondays, he saw more of a future running Kuumbwa than as a player. “I wasn’t going to be the next

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<23 Hubert Laws, and I wasn’t too bad at doing the organization thing,” he recalls. “I had modest talent for that.” When I started catching shows at Kuumbwa in the mid-1980s Jackson’s modest talent had turned Kuumbwa into one of the hippest jazz outposts on the West Coast. Growing up with posters of Neil Young and the Who on my bedroom walls, I never figured I’d meet the musicians I admired. But a high school encounter with Miles Davis’s seminal 1969 album In a Silent Way coaxed me down the jazz rabbit hole, and I started buying records by musicians associated with the trumpeter, exploring his roots in bebop with Charlie Parker and the many brilliant players who came through Davis’s band, starting with

Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. I attempted my first interview for a City On a Hill piece marking the Jazz Center’s 10th anniversary. With notepad in hand, I approached drum legend Tony Williams, who had hit the road with Miles Davis as a 17-year-old in 1963. I was green enough that I had no clue of Williams’s reputation as a prickly interview subject. I quickly explained that I wrote for a student newspaper and wanted to quote him about playing at Kuumbwa. His eyes narrowed and he made a sour expression as he murmured, “no press, no press.” It was an inauspicious start, but things went better from there. On a student budget, the best way to subsidize my growing jazz habit

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OUR PLACE Spending time at Kuumbwa also made it clear that a successful nonprofit depends upon a dedicated

cadre of volunteers. It’s striking that upon my visits to the club these days, I see many of the same faces I did some three decades ago. Kuumbwa continues to draw creative and resourceful people into its orbit, as can be seen on the club’s walls, which feature the striking photos of r.r. jones. As part of the venue’s 40th anniversary celebration, Kuumbwa presents a new exhibition of his work on Oct. 1. As the club’s house photographer for the past decade, jones has documented hundreds of concerts, with images featured in his book Kuumbwa! With his studio next door, jones came to his love of the music through proximity. “I didn’t know anything about jazz,” he says. “I was a dumbshit from Texas. Now it’s all I listen to. I


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like the wacky stuff. What impresses me is when they’re in a trance. I walk over at 4 p.m. for soundcheck and chat with musicians and ask for permission to shoot their shows. I say I’m buddies with Tim, and he’s such an institution it’s carte blanche for me.” Ultimately, Kuumbwa has thrived because musicians dig playing there. It might sound obvious, but in the United States finding avid audiences and a staff that respects artists is hardly a given. Berkeley piano star Benny Green, who practically grew up on stage at Kuumbwa and recorded his most recent album, Live in Santa Cruz!, there, neatly summed up the feelings of dozens of musicians I’ve interviewed over the years. “Kuumbwa is easily my favorite place in the world to play,” Green

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I call him the Mayor of Cedar Square,â&#x20AC;? says Tim Jackson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a social guy who will strike r.r. jones up a conversation with anybody. We were good friends for a long time, but he never expressed any interest in shooting at Kuumbwa. He was more into travel photography. I think I said to him, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you ever want to come over to shoot photos?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Jones accepted the invitation, and for the past 10 years heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a ubiquitous presence at Kuumbwa, usually stationing himself in the front row to capture intensely immediate images. His book, Kuumbwa!, features 200 shots, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got more than enough for another volume or two. His images flow from his interactions with musicians off the bandstand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like a shrink at the first,â&#x20AC;? jones says. Ask him about his favorite photos from the new book and he mentions a blurry shot of bassist Christian McBride and one of guitarist John Scofield with his face contorted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I set my lens for one second exposure,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The frets are illuminated, streaks in the air.â&#x20AC;? One of his most striking images is a gorgeous shot of bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, a large print processed so that it looks like the work of a 16th century Dutch master. For Jackson, the connection with jones is a perfect example of the well-nourished ecosystem in which Kuumbwa has flourished.

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the important stuff. Daydreaming mode allows us to hit the reset button and build that fuel back up. What else can we do to make the brain happy? This is where Levitin reinforces all of our, it turns out, not-so-lazy inclinations. He tells us that the brain likes breaks in the work day, the occasional nap, regular vacations, and exposure to nature. It also likes reading, so yours is happy at the moment. The Organized Mind highlights advances in brain science as well as keys to how highly successful people extend both their productivity and brain capacity. We have the power to make decisions we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make before and it can be overwhelming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By some estimates, we've doubled the scientific information in the last 20 years,â&#x20AC;? Levitin says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The difficult thing is trying to figure out what is good information and what isn't.â&#x20AC;? He believes the primary mission of education has to shift. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We used to teach students a bunch of facts. Now they can get the facts. We need to teach them information literacy. Lets face it, if the biggest problems in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;aggression, poverty, climate change, had simple linear solutionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;someone would have figured them out. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more likely that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come from thinking outside the box, creatively. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing 10 things at once. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen when you have a sustained period of time to deal with them.â&#x20AC;? I plan to carve out that time, using his best tool firstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the nap. Daniel Levitin will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Organized Mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Wed., Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz; free.

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Daniel Levitin, author of the terrific book The Organized Mind, multitasking does not exist. Instead, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re breaking our attention span into pieces so small that they prevent us from sustaining focus on any one thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Multitasking can release the stress hormone cortisol,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;which might make it feel like after a couple of hours your head has been in a salad spinner, but is also responsible for that mental fog you feel. So in the end, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not saving time, you're wasting time. He also points out that working longer hours to make up for it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People who work 60 hours a week donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end up getting an extra 20 hours of things done. On average, they get an extra seven.â&#x20AC;? Rather than aiming to change our brains, Levitin advises, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do better to adapt our surroundings to accommodate the way they function best. In explaining, he points out two dominant modes of attention in the brain: the task positive network, which engages in tasks without distraction, and the task negative network, in which the mind wanders. This second mode is often called the brainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s default mode, and seems to be our natural state (I can vouch for that), but rather than relegate it to second-class status, he points out its essential qualities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The mind-wandering mode is where thoughts that are loosely connected flow seamlessly into one another. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where your most creative thoughts are likely to occur. Problem solving depends upon this aspect of the brain.â&#x20AC;? When we switch our attention, like we do in multitasking, we set the brain on a roller-coaster ride of undifferentiated decision-making, which depletes fuel, or glucose, for

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BIRD SONG Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds perform on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Moe’s Alley.

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Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ soul-singing frontwoman may be small, but her voice rattles the rafters BY CAT JOHNSON

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rleigh Kincheloe’s weathered voice, which cracks in and out when she laughs or talks excitedly, suits her music perfectly. As frontwoman of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, a horn-heavy seven-piece steeped in classic R&B and rock, Kincheloe gives her band a soulful and gritty flair reminiscent of old-school soul acts out of Memphis and Nashville. But Kincheloe grew up far from the bright lights of those southern cities, in the Catskill Mountains of southeastern New York. When GT caught up with the singer, she was taking a break from Brooklyn, where the band currently resides, to

hang out at her family home. “Being here has always really inspired me,” Kincheloe says, reflecting on how much she likes the mountains. “I just wrote a new song today.” Just under 5´4˝, and what she describes as “100 pounds soaking wet,” Kincheloe is the youngest of four siblings—the self-described “runt of the litter,” who had to find her own way in a house full of family and friends. “You kind of had to fight for your place in line, a little bit, you know?” she says. “You had to make your own way and make sure you didn’t get trampled by the masses.”

Those early lessons made a lasting impression on Kincheloe. She learned to speak up and speak out. By the looks of her, you’d think she would have a dainty little voice, but when Kincheloe opens her mouth she reveals a deep, powerhouse voice capable of rattling rafters. Frequently mistaken for a boy on the phone, Kincheloe even surprised a vocal coach who marveled that she had never heard a voice like hers. “She was fascinated by my low speaking voice,” says Kincheloe with a laugh. “She was saying, ‘I bet your voice resonates on the same frequency as most men, if not lower—you’re so different.’”

Kincheloe put her voice to use early, doing guest appearances with her parents’ band at age 9. She was immediately enamoured with the glamour of showbiz and performers— especially her mother, who she describes as a wonder woman who did construction, farm work, cooking and daycare. On the weekends, however, mom pulled out a vintage dress and got glammed up to sing. “She’d look like a movie star,” says Kincheloe. “It was so cool.” Kincheloe grew up listening to the music her parents loved, such as Little Feat and the Band, but she eventually gravitated to classic soul singers including Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Once she started writing songs, she enlisted her brother, Jackson Kincheloe, to play harmonica, and the two created Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds. With four albums under its belt, the band is now one of the darlings of the indie/roots underground. The band’s new album, The Weather Below, is a bona fide success. Standout tracks include the sexy and superfunky jam “Sugar,” the light-hearted, deep groove “Prison Cells,” and “Mama Knows,” a loving tribute that passes on some maternal wisdom from Kincheloe’s mom: “Don’t hit me with your stuff/Think you got money/ You got somethin/Just hit me with love/ If you ain’t got love/Then you ain’t got nothing.” “It’s all rooted in truth,” Kincheloe says of the song. “I was hoping it wouldn’t come off as cliché. Because it’s true and genuine, I feel like it’s OK to do that.” Once the family runt, Kincheloe is now the leader of a band on the rise. Though it’s taken her some time to adjust to the role, she now embraces it. “It’s been fun for me to be like, ‘Actually, I really want it to sound like this, can you please do it this way,’” she says. “Being the youngest in my family, and not being the boss of anybody, and sometimes not even being the boss of me, it’s been a fun learning experience.” Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds will perform at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $10/adv, $13/door. 479-1854.


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KIDS’ BIKE PARTY Anyone can be a superhero—it’s getting the flying part down that’s generally a bit of a challenge. Dust off the ol’ cap and get those tights ready, because Bike Santa Cruz County is hosting a ride for all ages and all skill levels, prefaced by craft-making worthy of the finest caped crusader. Explore your hidden powers with an evening of cape making, face painting, and bike and helmet decoration workshops beginning at 4 p.m., followed by a group bike ride on the Santa Cruz River Walk. Don’t miss the superhero photo booth to commemorate your night of fighting crime and keeping Santa Cruz safe—after all, the only thing that makes the community even safer than one superhero protector is a whole gaggle of them. Info: 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. bikesantacruzcounty.org/events or call. 425-0665.

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JEWEL THEATRE’S ‘THE PRICE’ Written by Arthur Miller, The Price is a tale of family dynamics, the cost of furniture, and the true price of our decisions. Nominated in 1968 for two Tony Awards, the play debuted on Broadway in 1968 and met with rave reviews upon its opening. After the death of their father, two brothers are faced with the task of divvying up his estate. Directed by Joy Carlin in Jewel Theatre’s production, the story explores family hostilities, buried memories, and how remnants of a life can unveil them all. Info: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 10-Oct. 4. Center Stage, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. $5.

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WEDNESDAY 9/16 ARTS SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR Showcasing fine art, live music with the No Respect Band, Austin Webb, Syndicate of Sound, and Journey Unauthorized. Catch Nancy Riegler’s Bird Show, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, The Wild West Turkey Stampede, and monster trucks and motorcycles on the race track. Wide variety of food vendors, carnival rides, and more. Wednesday-Friday Noon-11 p.m. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Highway 152, Watsonville. Free-$12. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Santa Cruz Follies 60th anniversary musical revue with song and dance. Wednesday-Saturday. 1 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. $20/$5. EN NUESTRA IMAGEN/IN OUR IMAGE Curator and artist Juan R. Fuentes has assembled a collection of works featuring artists from the San Francisco/Monterey Bay area. Exhibit addresses a distinct Chicana/o Latina/o perspective. Until Oct. 11. Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 37 Sudden St., Watsonville. 7223062. Free. HEART OF EARTH—A CELEBRATION OF WILDERNESS Presented by the Willing Suspension Armchair Theater. An evening of literature, poetry and prose on a variety of engaging topics. 7-8 p.m. Downtown branch library, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz. 427-7713. Free.

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‘PRIMARY WATER’ LIVE PRESENTATION VIA SKYPE PAL PAUER Hydro-geologist Pal Pauer has proven that we can access another source and supplement our current water supply. Join the ‘Hungarian Wizard’ in the adventure and discovery of primary water. 7-9:30 p.m. 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange. santacruzfreedomforum. 7088626. Free/Donation.

HEALTH TREAT YOURSELF: ACUPRESSURE & CHINESE MEDICINE Discover specific acupressure points to relieve back pain, headache, menstrual cramps, indigestion, stress and fatigue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. New Leaf Community Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. newleafwestside.eventbrite.com. $5.

OUTDOORS TASTE OF TINKERGARTEN Curriculum is tailored to the age and appropriate for the geographic region and season of the class. Tinkergarten is on a mission to bring back the free time to tinker outdoors. 18-36-month-old kids. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Frederick Street Park. katherine@tinkergarten.com. Free.

THURSDAY 9/17 FOOD & DRINK CRAFTED IN SANTA CRUZ Celebrate Event Santa Cruz’s two-year anniversary. This month all speakers are not just going to talk about what they do, but demonstrate how they craft what they do. 6 p.m. Venus Spirits Distillery, 427 Swift St., Santa Cruz. $12. SANTA CRUZ CHEFS’ DINNER Six gourmet courses paired with select wines from local vintners. Shared in good company, for the

CLASSES

SQUARE DANCING Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Classes through Oct. 6 are free. Lucky Steppers Square Dance Club. Great American Hall, 230 Plymouth St., Santa Cruz. 726-7053. caller4u@att.net. Free. SALSA DANCING CUBAN-STYLE For intermediate dancers and up. A variety of Cuban-style dancing including casino partnering and salsa suelta. 7-8 p.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz. SalsaGente.com or 295-6107. $9/$5. SALSA RUEDA FUN DANCING DOWNTOWN Fun Cuban salsa rueda dancing. For beginner level 2 and up. Basic salsa skills required. 8-9 p.m. Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St. salsagente.com or 426-4724. $9/$5.

GROUPS NEW LEAF COMMUNITY DAY Support local nonprofits. Five percent of the day’s sales will be donated to local organizations selected by customers of each store. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets. Newleaf.com/ community/days THE SANTA CRUZ ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY “Of Washbasins and Whiteware: Socioeconomic Status and Travel Tokens in the South of Market Area of San Francisco,” by Kari Lentz. 7:30-9 p.m. Cabrillo College, Sesnon House. Patsunicorn@sbcglobal.net. Free. A COURSE IN MIRACLES SANTA CRUZ We informally but deeply study this book, taking a few paragraphs each week. Books provided, regular attendance not required. 7:15-9 p.m. Barn Studio 104b Agnes St., Santa Cruz. 2722246. spiritualear.org/acim (map). Free.


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WEDNESDAY 9/16 HOMELESS GARDEN PROJECT SPEAKER In the 1980s, one San Francisco woman saw a way to transform the lives of recently released inmates in a way that would keep them from returning to prison. Cathrine Sneed introduced the San Francisco County Jail Horticulture Program to an organic farming program on the grounds of the county jail. Her initiative eventually blossomed into the Garden Project, which she founded in 1992, and which now helps hundreds of former inmates learn life and job skills. Sneed will discuss the project at the Sustain Speaker Series dinner hosted by Homeless Garden Project at the Natural Bridges Organic Farm as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

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OUTDOORS

WOMENCARE: LAUGHTER YOGA Laughter yoga for women with cancer meets the first and third Thursdays. Call WomenCARE to register: 457-2273. 12:30-1:30 p.m. WomenCARE. Free.

WALKING ADVENTURE GROUP: ARANA GULCH Downtown Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Walking Adventure Group explores Arana Gulch with Ranger Gentz. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Meet at the parking lot on Frederick Street at Broadway. 420-6180. Free.

FREE BOOT CAMP Start your day with an energizing one-hour Boot Camp. Bring a mat and towel. Meet in the parking lot. 7-8 a.m. New Leaf Community Market, 1134 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. newleafdowntown.eventbrite.com. Free.

MUSIC FRANKIE BOURNE Californian Americana/altrock singer-songwriter Frankie Bourne comes through Santa Cruz on his California Tour. 8-10 p.m. The Reef Bar & Restaurant, 120 St., Santa Cruz. 459-9876 or reef.com. Donation.

WILDERNESS PROTECTION SUMMIT On the wilderness protection programs of Ventana Wilderness Alliance & Sierra Club. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. Melissa.ott@sierraclub.org. Free/ Donation.

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SPIRITUAL INTRO TO BUDDHISM Explore the fundamental teachings of Buddha from a Zen perspective in a four-part class at Ocean Gate Zen. 6:30-8 p.m. 920 41st Ave., Suite B. oceangatezen.org. Donation/$10.

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CALENDAR <35 60th anniversary musical revue with song and dance. 7:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. $20/$5. FESTIVAL OF THE ECCENTRICS Iman Lizarazu and Avner the Eccentric bring Eccentric Performing to Santa Cruz. Tickets at MotionPacific.com. 8-9:30 p.m. Motion Pacific. Imanlizarazu@hotmail.com. $15. SEPTEMBER THIRD FRIDAYS AT THE CAPITOLA MALL Monthly community event features over 80 local artists. Live music by Jeff Gardner and the Tools and wine tasting with Soquel Vineyard. 5:308:30 p.m. 1855 41st Ave., Capitola. christy@ scottsvalleyartisans.com. Free.

CLASSES CHAIR YOGA WITH SUZI Instructor Suzi Mahler, CMT NE guides you through a series of gentle seated yoga postures that are performed slowly and with breath awareness. Friday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. $5. BOOMER YOGA Gentle stretching and breathing relaxes the body and builds strength. 45 and up. 10-11:30 a.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz. 4206180. $5/$5.50.

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FOOD TRUCK EVENT Food Trucks A Go Go hosts its first food truck event, featuring many local food trucks. Great for families. Bring your friends. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley.info@ foodtrucksagogo.com. Free.

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MUSIC COMMUNITY DRUMMING Percussionist/ educator Jim Greiner will conduct September’s Third Friday Inner Light Center Community Drumming Session. 7-8:30 p.m. 5630 Soquel Drive, Soquel. 462-3786 or jgreiner@handsondrum.com. santacruzdrumlessons.com. $10.

SATURDAY 9/19 ARTS SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR Showcasing fine art, live music, food vendors, carnival rides, and more. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Highway 152, Watsonville. Free-$12.

ART IN THE WOODS San Lorenzo woods art show. Outdoor art show with local artists showcasing paintings, sculptures and ceramics. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fern Drive, Boulder Creek. After the bridge on Fern Drive, off Route 9. Four miles north of downtown Boulder Creek. Follow the signs. POLE DIVERSITY: A SHOWCASE OF ACROBATIC POLE DANCE Watch highly trained circus performers and instructors from Aerial Arts Santa Cruz. Matinee at 4 p.m. Evening show at 7 p.m. polediversity2. brownpapertickets.com or facebook.com/ polediversity. 418 Project, 418 Front St., Santa Cruz. $10/$15. SANTA CRUZ ETHNIC DANCE FESTIVAL Dance, music, history and culture from around the world. Family performances and workshops from local artists. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center. Tanneryworlddance@gmail.com. tanneryworlddance.com. Free. FESTIVAL OF THE ECCENTRICS Iman Lizarazu and Avner the Eccentric bring Eccentric Performing to Santa Cruz. Tickets at MotionPacific.com. 8-9:30 p.m. Motion Pacific. Imanlizarazu@hotmail.com. $15.

CLASSES THRILLER DANCE CLASS Learn Michael Jackson’s famous moves from the music video Thriller. Dance in the internationally synchronized “Thrill the World” event on October 24 at 3 p.m. in Laurel Park. 10 a.m.Noon. Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz. Free. EAST COAST SWING LESSONS & DANCE AT THE 3RD SAT. DANCE Features East Coast swing lessons, followed by dancing to a wide variety of recorded music. Bring your friends or meet other dance enthusiasts. 7:30-11 p.m. 222 Market St., Santa Cruz. 475-4134. $10/$8.

FOOD & WINE 12TH ANNUAL GOURMET GRAZING ON THE GREEN Spend the afternoon tasting the best food, wine and beer that Santa Cruz has to offer, along with live music and a raffle. Benefits Noon-4 p.m. Aptos Village Park. Benefits local cancer non-profits. sccbg.org. $70. TOMATO TASTING PARTY Join Nadine Schaeffer of Birdsong Orchards, Liz Birnbaum of The Curated Feast, and Slow Food Santa Cruz for heirloom tomato tasting. Samples and information on 40 tomato varieties, free seed giveaways, brief talk on history

and growing tomatoes, snacks, tomatoes for purchase. Noon-3 p.m. Oak Picnic Area, Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz. $25.

MUSIC THE MUSIC OF YOGA Bhakti Yoga Kirtan— Kirtan is the ancient art of singing and meditation. Singing, dancing, chanting and sound healing. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Divinitree Yoga Studio, 1043B Water St., Santa Cruz. Events@ LivingDevotion.org. Donation/$10/$20. CHARMAS Santa Cruz Celtic band plays traditional and modern Celtic music featuring fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, bagpipe, and vocal music. Family-friendly venue. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn, 1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. RISE AGAIN SING-ALONG BENEFIT CONCERT With Peter Blood, Annie Patterson, Aileen Vance, Bonnie Lockhart, and Bob Reid. Celebrate the release of a long-awaited companion book to the known and loved songbook. rcnv.org or 423-1626. 7-10 p.m. Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. $25/$5.

SPIRITUAL AUTUMN EQUINOX PICNIC Join your local Pagan Earth Spirit Fellowship for our annual Fall Equinox picnic. Food and festivities will transpire. Noon-3 p.m. George Washington Grove, DeLaveaga Park, Santa Cruz. communityseed.org/picnic. espi@ communityseed.org. Free.

VOLUNTEER COASTAL CLEANUP DAY Join the Museum of Natural History in cleaning up Seabright Beach for the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Over 80 cleanup sites across Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Saveourshores.org. 9 a.m.-Noon. Seabright Beach. Elizabeth@ santacruzmuseum.org or 420-6115. Free.

SUNDAY 9/20 CLASSES GOOD MORNING WORKOUT Get your juices flowing. Enjoy the music and get fit at the same time. 9-10 a.m. The Tannery, 1060 River St., Ste. #111, Santa Cruz. $7/$5. LANDSCAPE GARDEN DESIGN How would you like to learn the basics of how to design, build and maintain your own

landscaped garden? Get gleaning tips, ideas, and information. 1-3 p.m. Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, 800 Quail Hollow Road, Felton. 335-9348 or prc120@scparks.com. $3.

FOOD & WINE UC SANTA CRUZ ARBORETUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE Celebrate past accomplishments, present successes, and a hope-filled future. Information and tickets at arboretum.ucsc.edu 4-8 p.m. UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. 502-2998. $50.

GROUPS SERENITY FIRST: PAGANS IN RECOVERY Weekly meeting with a Pagan flair, where guests are free to discuss their spiritual paths, including those which are nature-based and goddess-centered. All 12-step programs are welcome. 7:15-8:15 p.m. MHCAN, 1051 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, Room 12. 925-895-3424. Free/Donations.

HEALTH SURF CITY AIDS RIDE Is back for its fifteenth year. 100 percent of event proceeds go to the Santa Cruz AIDS Project. Participants have the option of 100, 65, 30, and 12-mile routes. 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. Scaidsride@ encompasscs.org. $25/$85.

MUSIC OPERA AT THE BEACH Free, family-friendly rendition of Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni. Bring blankets and low back chairs to watch the Bay Shore Lyric Opera perform. 2-4 p.m. Capitola Beach, Esplanade Bandstand. Llaurent@ci.capitola.ca.us. Free.

OUTDOORS PET HEALTH FESTIVAL Focuses on pet health education, first responders and emergency life-saving techniques. Vendor booths include several of our veterinary associate member hospitals as well as booths related to pets and pet health. Food, music, silent auction. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Soquel High School, 401 Old San Jose Road. Free. FALL GREENWOOD ARTS FOR ALL AGES Be inspired in the beauty of nature through song, circle dance, music, free-form movement with colored materials, pastel drawing and writing. No previous experience needed. Outdoors in Aptos. Art and writing materials included. 2-4


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SUNDAY 9/20 ‘KIDRAGEOUS’ FESTIVAL BENEFIT FOR JACOB’S HEART Last month, Beau was too ill to get out of bed to see Chris Rene’s performance at Jacob’s Heart family beach day. Diagnosed with a brain tumor as a young child, he had received treatment, and relapsed years later. So instead, Rene came to Beau, and spent the afternoon playing music with him. This Sunday, Sept. 20, the community can join Chris Rene and his sister Gina Rene in raising funds for the crucial support that Jacob’s Heart provides to families with a child suffering from cancer. A “Kidrageous Package” includes a $10 donation to Jacob’s Heart, an all-day wristband for rides, two Boardwalk attractions, arcade card, access to the VIP Tent and Beach Party, and other goodies. There will be bounce houses, sand castle competitions, and more to spread the joy throughout the entire community, with positive, family-centered celebrations of love and hope. Info: 11 a.m.-6 p.m, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. beachboardwalk.com/jacobs-heart.

MONDAY 9/21 HEALTH HELP! WITH DR MAUREEN ROZENN Addresses liver health from a Chinese, holistic perspective at the HELP! ThirdMonday Education Group. Rozenn is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with an integrative practice at the Cedar Street Healing Arts Clinic. HELP! is a nonprofit providing patient and caregiver support, resource referral, and counseling at all stages of liver disease. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick St., Santa Cruz. help4hcv@yahoo.com; 427-1007x126; help4hcv.org. Free/Donation.

TUESDAY 9/22 GROUPS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY Celebrate democracy with thousands of libraries and organizations across the nation on National Voter Registration Day. All branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will have volunteers on-site to assist with voter registration. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Santa Cruz Public Library-all branches. 427-7717. Free.

MUSIC SHERRY AUSTIN WITH HENHOUSE A magical combination of music woven from folk, country and rock. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn. Davenportroadhouse.com. Free.

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LOCAL BAND FISHHOOK

Cover bands have to be fun. That’s a rule guitarist-vocalist Jeff Ebbage sticks to in his group Fishhook, which plays covers spanning from the Who to Sublime. “We’re happy to play the court jester, if that’s what’s going to get people involved. If you’re all like, ‘I’m just too cool for this,’ it’s a hard sell,” Ebbage says. “With cover bands, people want to have fun. You need a little David Lee Roth swagger.”

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The band formed about five years ago, but went through some lineup changes before they started playing out regularly. “There are no original members of Fishhook, which is kind of a weird Spinal Tap-esque thing,” Ebbage says.

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They think long and hard about their setlist, which they want to be danceable rock songs from the ’60s to the ’90s. According to Ebbage, they play the songs that people really respond to, and that they enjoy playing themselves. If neither of these criteria is met, the song gets tossed. This keeps the evening fun for everyone. One of their most popular mainstays is Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun,” which has a Flamenco guitar intro that Ebbage wrote. “When I hit the first line of ‘Blister in the Sun,’ people just go fucking crazy,” Ebbage says. “It’s about a junkie who has wet dreams, and his girl can’t figure out why he’s such a jerk. People are just jumping to that and smiling. I love it.” AARON CARNES INFO: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Crow’s Nest, 2218 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. $6. 476-4560.

THE ROCK COLLECTION

WEDNESDAY 9/16

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JOE LOUIS WALKER

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BILLS

Born in San Francisco in 1949, Joe Louis Walker came of age during the peak of the Fillmore West era that saw rock, blues, and psychedelic music swirling around together, informing and furthering one another. During that time, groundbreaking acts including Jefferson Airplane, Albert King, Carlos Santana, the Grateful Dead and Sly Stone rubbed shoulders, shared stages, and traded guitar licks. Positioned in that fantastic San Francisco mix was future Blues Hall of Famer Walker, whose blistering guitar work and rock-inspired vocals made him one of the standouts of his generation. Since then, Walker has proven himself to be a multi-faceted, enduring artist whose lineage includes gospel, rock ’n’ roll, and, of course, the blues. CAT

One of jazz’s most lyrically inventive pianists, Aaron Goldberg first gained attention in the Bay Area as a member of Joshua Redman’s great turnof-the-century quartet. At the same time, he launched one of the era’s definitive trios with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, the ensemble featured on his gorgeous new album The Now. The demand for Harland’s services led Goldberg to work with other drummers, and the trio he brings to California for a series of gigs has forged its own distinct identity with a Caribbean and Brazilian inflected rhythmic sensibility of Haitian-American drummer Obed Calvaire (who also holds down the drum chair in the SFJAZZ Collective). ANDREW GILBERT

BLUES

JOHNSON

INFO: 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $15/adv, $20/ door. 479-1854.

JAZZ

INFO: 7 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 427-2227.

FOLK/ROOTS

Though the Bills are a bit underappreciated by the mainstream here in the States, they are one of the most celebrated roots music acts in their native Canada, having been named the Western Canadian Music Award for Entertainer of the Year and receiving two Juno nominations for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. Their live shows showcase the band at its best, with impeccable musicianship, a fun-loving sense of humor, rich harmonies, and an inventive, downto-earth style. CJ 7:30 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $25/gen, $40/gold. 427-2227.

SATURDAY 9/19 NOISE ROCK

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JGB), Robin Sylvester (RatDog), Greg Anton (Zero) and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO) team up to form a justice league of jam rock ready to keep musical peace with their power to boogie. Mixing original numbers with an array of covers, they leap through all genres with ease. MW

bum of new material, Knight jumped at the chance. As he told the Star Tribune, “I was ready to be doing not much of anything. Now, I’m busier than ever.” CJ

INFO: 8 p.m. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Highway 9, Felton. $20. 603-2294.

SOUL

INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst Atrium, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $12/adv, $15/door. 429-4135.

Is music still retro if the artist was there the first time around? I don’t think so, which is why I hesitate to describe Sonny Knight and the Lakers as a retro soul group. Rather, they’re a classic soul group led by the house-rocking vocalist and showman Knight, who made his mark on the Twin Cities soul scene in the 1960s. After some bouncing around between jobs and gigs, he quit the music business in the 1980s to become a truck driver. When Secret Stash, a Minneapolis-based record label, offered to put out an al-

SUNDAY 9/20 JAM ROCK

THE ROCK COLLECTION Even if you don’t know them as the Rock Collection, you definitely know this all-star line-up of musicians. Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends/

TUESDAY 9/22 CLASSIC SOUL

SONNY KNIGHT

INFO: 7:30 p.m. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $10. 603-2294.

ORIGINAL DRIFTERS The history of ’50s/’60s R&B/Doowop group the Drifters is a long and complicated one. They’ve had upwards of 60 different vocalists in the group at one point or another, but most people know them as the hit-making machine responsible for such classic soul songs as “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Under the Boardwalk” and many more. The current lineup of the Original Drifters oddly has no original members, but the original spirit of the group is intact, as their management has gone to great lengths to preserve the sound and experience of this legendary group in its heyday. AC INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $33-$59. 429-4135.

INFO: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $13/adv, $15/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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Country, rockabilly, swing, pop culture, and humor. Friday at Saturday at Don Quixote’s STEEPWATER BAND

Rock ’n’ roll out of Chicago. Saturday at the Pocket ANDY MCKEE

Acclaimed guitar virtuoso. Sunday at Moe’s Alley EVERLAST

House of Pain frontman turned solo rocker and bandleader. Sunday at Catalyst FROG EYES

Indie rock outfit out of Victoria, British Columbia. Monday at Crepe Place

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Place to Bury Strangers rains sonic destruction wherever they go. For 13 years, they’ve been called everything from space rock to shoegaze, psych rock to post punk as they continue to push their interstellar sound deeper into the void of experimentation. But one thing music fans can agree on is that they’re experts at what they do. Earlier this year, they released their fourth album, Transfixiation, with newest member, Robi Gonzalez, on drums. They’re joined by their noisepop tourmates Grooms for a melodically textured night of organized chaos. MAT WEIR

With a name taken from a Shakespearean tragedy, the band Titus Andronicus brings together elements of punk and indie to create melodic, thrash-along songs that sound part classic punk and part sea shanty. The New Jersey-based band’s latest offering, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, is a rock opera in five parts in which the protagonist is visited by his doppelganger. Pitchfork Media wrote that the album is “a 29-track, 93-minute rock opera that immediately restored their claims to outsized ambition, as only a 29-track, 93-minute rock opera might.” CAT JOHNSON

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LIVE MUSIC

Wednesday September 16th 8:30pm $15/20 Grammy Winning Blues Great 2 Sets - Come Early No Opener

JOE LOUIS WALKER

Thursday September 17th 9pm $12/15

WED APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos

Live Reggae From Hawaii

AQUARIUS RESTAURANT Santa Cruz Dream Inn 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

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BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Friday September 18th 9pm $15/20

BLUE LOUNGE 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

NATTY VIBES Jamaican Reggae Great Meets UK Reggae Pioneers

PREZIDENT BROWN + BLACK SLATE Saturday September 19th 9pm $15/18 Roots Rock From Arizona

ROGER CLYNE &

THE PEACEMAKERS + SCARY LITTLE FRIENDS Sunday September 20th 8pm $20/25

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Al Frisby 6-8p

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FRI

Preacher Boy 6-8p Minor Thirds Trio 6:30-9:30p

Warcorpse, Citysin Angels, Eye of Providence $5 9p

Comedy Night/ 80s Night Free 8:30p

The Sea Wolves, The Top 40 Music Videos Defenders, Surf Combat 9p $5 9p

Rainbow Night w/DJ AD DJ/Ladies’ Night Karaoke 8p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

Mambo Wally 9:30p-12:15a

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Funk Night w/ Light the Band Free 9p

Ukulele Monthly Free 4:30p No Cigar Free 8p

Swing Night $5 5:30p Bromagnon Free 8p

Fist Wrestling $10/$20 9p Reggae Night Free 9p

Karaoke 9p

Karaoke 9p

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Desi & Codi Free 8p

Comedy Night Free 8p

Rand Rueter 6-8p

The Box (Goth Night) 9p Comedy Night

Jazz Happy Hour Free 3:30p Sista Otis Free 8p

Songwriter Showcase 7-10p

DJ Luna 9p

CATALYST 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Klingande $20/$25 8p

CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Stone Sloth $8 8:30p

Rocio Y Su Sonora $20/$25 8p

Hippo Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

ANDY MCKEE

CREPE PLACE 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Taken By Canadians, Frankie Boots and the County $8 9p

Comedy Night w/Emmet $8 9p

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

Yuji Tojo $3 80p

The Super Greens $5 8:30p

MIKE LOVE

DJ/Live Music

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

Reggae From Hawaii

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SAT Lloyd Whitney 1-3p Hawk n Blues Mechanics 6-8p

Minor Thirds Trio 7-10p

An Evening With Guitar Virtuoso

Tuesday September 22nd 8:30pm $9/12

9/18

Jewl Sandoval 6-8p

A Place to Bury Strangers $12/$15 9p

Everlast $18/$22 8:30p

The Original Drifters $33/$59 8p KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

Band of Lovers, Kai Loch Lomond, Killion and the Getaway Jackie Zealous $8 9p $10 9p Harpin’ Jonny & the FishHook Primadons $6 9p $7 9:30p

Bruce Lee Band, Dan P. and the Bricks $10 9p San Francisco Comedy Competition $7 9p

Frog Eyes, BattleHooch $10 9p

7 Come 11 $5 9p Reggae Party Free 9:30p

Wednesday September 23rd 9pm $10/13 Soul, Rock & Dirty Funk From Brooklyn

SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS Thursday September 24th 8:30pm $25

International Music Hall and Restaurant

FINE MEXICAN AND AMERICAN FOOD ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH BUFFET M-F $7.95 Thu Sept 17

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September 25th T SISTERS + WINDY HILL September 26th THE LEMONHEADS September 27th BACHACO September 29th MR VEGAS October 2nd DAVE & PHIL ALVIN October 3rd B-SIDE PLAYERS October 4th GEOFF TATE October 6th THE SHEEPDOGS October 8th YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND October 9th LA MISA NEGRA + FLOR DE CAÑA October 10th LOS LOBOS (6:30 & 9:30pm) October 11th LARA PRICE (4pm) October 11th POLYRHYTHMICS (9pm) October 15th ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD

WWW.MOESALLEY.COM 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 831.479.1854

Persephone, Helene & Bellydance International

$17 adv./$20 door <21 w/parent 7:30pm

Album Release For “The Heart”

DONAVON FRANKENREITER

Helm, Crystal Silmi & Raks Arabi,

Fri Sept 18 Sat Sept 19

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

Sun Sept 20

The Rock Collection

Two Big Nights $25 adv./$25 door <21 w/parent 8pm

Melvin Seals, Stu Allen, Lebo, Greg Anton, Robin Sylvester $20 adv./$20 door 21 + 8pm

Mon Sept 21

The Crux plus Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness New Orleans brass, Gypsy Jazz, Barn Stomp, Old Mt Country

$10 adv./$10 door 21 + 8pm Tue Sept 22

Sonny Knight & The Lakers LONG LOST SOUL SINGER IS FOUND AND RECORDED

$10 adv./$10 door 21 + 7:30pm Wed Sept 23

One Lane Bridge

Thu Sept 24

Edge of The West plus Scotty & The Barrelmakers

William Coulter, Aria DiSalvio, John Weed

$15 adv./$17 door <21 w/parent 7:30pm

Groove-based American rock

$8 adv./$8 door 21 + 7:30pm COMING RIGHT UP

Fri. Sept. 25 Pride & Joy Electrifying Motown & Rockin’ Soul Sat. Sept. 26 AC/DShe All Girl AC/DC Tribute Tue. Sept. 29 Carlos Núñez Galician (Spain) Celtic Star Wed. Sept. 30 Dàimh Scottish Gaelic Supergroup’ Thu. Oct. 1 Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel & Little Charlie with the Golden State/Lone Star Revue Blues Guitar & Harmonica Greats Reservations Now Online at www.donquixotesmusic.com Rockin'Church Service Every Sunday ELEVATION at 10am-11:15am

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LIVE MUSIC WED

9/16

THU

9/17

FRI

9/18

DAV. ROADHOUSE 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

SAT

9/19

SUN

9/20

MON

9/21

Crystal Silmi & Raks Arabi, Helm & More $17/$20 8p

THE FISH HOUSE 972 Main St, Watsonville

Antsy McClain, The Antsy McClain, The The Rock Collection Trailer Park Troubadours Trailer Park Troubadours $20 8p $25 8p $25 8p Greyhound

Road House Ramblers

GG RESTAURANT 8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos

LiveJazz & Wine Tasting Salsa Bahia 6-9p 8-11p

DJ

HENFLING’S 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

Flingo 7p

Rippin’ 9p

Troubadours Free 9p

O-Dough Bros 10p-1a

Yugi 10p-1a

Jade 7p

Manny 7p

Crooked Branches Free 8p

IDEAL BAR & GRILL 106 Beach St, Santa Cruz

9/22

Sherry Austin w/ Henhouse

Charmas

DON QUIXOTE’S 6275 Hwy 9, Felton

TUE

The Cruz, Caitlin Sonny Knight Jemma & the Goodness & the Lakers $10 8p $10 7:30p

Tango Ecstasy 6-9:30p Bodacious 4p

Roadhouse Karaoke 7:30p

Wednesday, September 16 • 7 pm

NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA MJF warm-up! 1/2 Price Night for Students

AARON GOLDBERG TRIO Reuben Rogers – bass Obed Calvaire – drums Friday, September 18 • 7:30 pm

THE BILLS Tickets: SnazzyProductions.com

IT’S WINE TYME 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola

Open Mic 7p

KUUMBWA 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra $12 7p

Aaron Goldberg Trio $20 7p

The Bills $25 7:30p

MALONE’S 4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley

Live Music 5:30-9p

Chris Kelly 7-10p

Chris Kelly 7-10p

Karaoke w/Ken 9p

MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

Paul Logan & Friends 7-10p

Lil Pea and the 3rd Degree 7-10p

Lenny’s Basement 8-11p

B-Movie Kings 8-11p

MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz

Tomas Gomez 6p

MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Joe Louis Walker $15/$20 7:30p

Natural Vibrations, Animo Cruz $12/$15 8p

Prezident Brown, Black Slate $15/$20 8p

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers $15/$18 8p

Andy McKee $20/$25 7:30p

Mike Love $9/$12 8p

MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Space Bass! by AndrewThePirate 9p-2a

Libation Lab w/Syntax 9:30p-2a

Trevor Williams 9:30p-2a

DJ Juan Burgandy 9:30p-2a

Eclectic by Primal Rasta Cruz Reggae Party Productions 9:30p-2a 9:30p-2a

Hip-hop with DJ Marc 9:30p-2a

Blackeye Suzies 5p

Scott Slaughter 6:30p

Claudio 6:30p

Wednesday September 23 • 7 pm

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Tickets: PulseProductions.com

Thursday, September 24 • 7 pm

JACQUI NAYLOR QUARTET 1/2 Price Night for Students Jade Noon-2:30p

Al Frisby 6p

Performing: “Under The Boardwalk” “Up On The Roof” “Save The Last Dance For Me” and more...

Celebrating Forty Years of Creativity

Thursday, September 17 • 7 pm Forward thinkng jazz pianist!

Kick Back Trio

Kevin “The Lone Arranger” 6p

ORIGINAL DRIFTERS

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Chris Ells 6:30-8:30p

Friday, September 25 • 8 pm

QUEER QUEENS OF QOMEDY

Rand Rueter 6p

Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com Saturday, September 26 • 8 pm

DAVID WILCOX Tickets: PulseProductions.com

Monday, September 28 • 7 pm

JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO Thursday, October 1 • 7 pm

MIGHTY MIKE SCHERMER CD RELEASE PARTY Friday, October 2 • 6 –9 pm | Free

FIRST FRIDAY: r.r. jones New Exhibition! Monday, October 5 • 7 pm

YOSVANY TERRY QUARTET “ANCESTRAL MEMORIES”

SOMI Monday, October 12 • 7 pm

MYRA MELFORD’S SNOWY EGRET

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 Tickets $33 $59 Premier Seating + Artist Meet & Greet Advance Tickets: www.catalystclub.com Box office: 831.429.4135

Thursday, October 15 • 7 pm

EDMAR CASTANEDA 10/17 10/19

Christian Scott Stretch Music Joey DeFrancesco Trio

October 27 • 7:30 pm | No Comps The giant of Cuban piano! Legendary Band Re-Visited!

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

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

320-2 Cedar St [ Santa Cruz 831.427.2227

kuumbwajazz.org

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LIVE MUSIC WED

9/16

THU

9/17

FRI

NEW BOHEMIA BREWERY Dave Muldawer Free 6-8p 1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 99 BOTTLES 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz

Trivia 8p

9/18

SAT

9/19

SUN

9/20

MON

Bleu 10p

9/22

Football 10a

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

Joe Ferrara

THE POCKET 3102 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz

Jame Session w/Don Caruth 7-10p

Aki Kumar Blues Band $5 9p

Kelly Bros.

Isaiah Picket

The Steepwater Band $15 9p

Rory &Teddy 8p

Chris Ellis

Open Mic 4-7p

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

The Alex Raymond Band 8p

Thirst w/DJ Pvck 9p

DJ Jahi 10p

Austin Antoine Desmadre Live 8p Criminal Intent 10p

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

Jazz Jam

Acoustic Jam w/Toby Gray and Friends

Traditional Hawaiian Music

Traditional Hawaiian Music

Jazz Session w/Jam Santa Cruz 8-11p

Tuesday Night Comedy Smackdown 9p

Comedy Open Mic 8p

Open Mic 7:30-11:30p ‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night 8p

Sunday Brunch w/ Chris

Open Mic

The Lenny and Kenny Show

Trivia

Open Mic 7:30p

Volcom Stone Presents ‘Psychic Migrations’ Free 7-10p

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz ROSIE MCCANN’S 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz THE SAND BAR 211 Esplanade, Capitola

Kid Dynamite 8:30p-12:30a

Kyle Rowland Blues Band Dennis Dove Pro Jam 8:30p-12:30a 7:30-11p

SANDERLINGS 1 Seascape Resort, Aptos

Steve Robertson Trio w/ Shantam and Alix Moren

In Three w/Tammi Brown

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright, Santa Cruz

Jimmy Dewrance Band 6:30-10:30p

Tuesday-Friday, 4-6pm

Thursday, Sept. 17 • In the Atrium • AGES 21+

STONE SLOTH

1/2 OFF all appetizers & $4 German Beers

Ten Foot Faces 7-11p

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-429-4135

Happy Hour!

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Trivia 6-8p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

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9/21

Olde Blue Free 7-9p

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The Bad Light

Friday, September 18 • In the Atrium • AGES 21+

ROCIO Y SU SONORA

Saturday, September 19 • AGES 18+

KLINGANDE

Sept. 18 Comedian Lisa Lampanelli

Saturday, September 19 • In the Atrium • AGES 16+

The Leaner Meaner Tour

Sunday, September 20 • In the Atrium • AGES 21+

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS EVERLAST plus Junior Boogie

Sept. 23 George Thorogood and the Destroyers Sept. 24 Elton, the Early Years Sept. 26 NAQOYQATSI! Live with Philip Glass & The Philip Glass Ensemble

Oct. 15 The Wailin’ Jennys Nov. 6 Jonny Lang Dec. 10 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

For Tickets www.GoldenStateTheatre.com 831-649-1070

Tuesday, September 22 • In the Atrium • AGES 21+ 9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

831-336-5188

Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm Sunday 12-9pm

THE ORIGINAL DRIFTERS Sep 23 O.A.R./ Gabrielle Ross (Ages 16+) Sep 24 Best Coast/ Lovely Bad Things (Ages 16+) Sep 25 John Hiatt & The Combo (Ages 21+) Sep 26 The California Honeydrops (Ages 16+) Sep 27 Parmalee/ Leaving Austin (Ages 16+) Sep 28 Richie Spice/ I-Wayne (Ages 16+) Sep 29 Melanie Martinez (Ages 16+) Oct 1 Cash Cash/ Tritonal (Ages 16+) Oct 2 The Underachievers (Ages 16+) Oct 3 Beth Hart (Ages 16+) Oct 4 Riff Raff (Ages 16+) Oct 8 Figure (Ages 18+) Oct 9 Xavier Rudd & The United Nations (Ages 16+) Oct 10 Santa Cruz Music Fest (Ages 16+) Oct 11 Israel Vibration/ Roots Radics (Ages 16+) Oct 15 Borgore/ Getter (Ages 18+) Oct 16 El Tri (Ages 21+) Oct 17 Gang Of Four (Ages 21+) Oct 21 Allen Stone/ JMSN (Ages 16+) Oct 22 Common Kings (Ages 16+) Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating. Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 877-987-6487 & online

www.catalystclub.com

San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition Sunday Night!

LOCATED ON THE BEACH Amazing waterfront deck views.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT See live music grid for this week’s bands.

STAND-UP COMEDY

Three live comedians every Sunday night.

HAPPY HOUR Mon–Fri from 3:30pm. Wednesday all night!

VISIT OUR BEACH MARKET Wood-fired pizza, ice cream, unique fine gifts.

SPECIAL DEALS Weekdays, upstairs and down.

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

(831) 476-4560

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LIVE MUSIC WED

9/16

THU

9/17

FRI

9/18

SAT

9/19

SEVERINO’S BAR & GRILL 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos

Don McCaslin & the Amazing Jazz Geezers 6-10p

Lara Price Blues Band 7:30p

Hot Fuse 8-11p

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

Ken Constable 6:30-9:30p

Joe Ferrara 6:30-10p

Claudio Melega 7-10p

SIR FROGGY’S PUB 4771 Soquel Dr, Soquel

Trivia w/Roger

9/20

Not So Young $5 8p

9/21

9/22

Mojo Mix 7p

Charmas $5 8:30p

FlyteBoys

Depot Dogs

The Fintzones $15 9p

Riverdale Ramlers Free 5p

Colleen Raney, Celtic Goddess $15 7:30p Seabright Jazz 6-9p

TUE

Taco Tuesday

UGLY MUG 4640 Soquel Ave, Soquel WHALE CITY 490 Highway 1, Davenport

MON

Karaoke w/Eve

SUMMIT HOUSE BEER GARDEN & GRILL 23123 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos TROUT FARM INN 7701 E Zayante Rd, Felton

SUN

831.423.8209 riotheatre.com

Save Our Shores Beach Scott Cooper Cleanup: Davenport 5-7p 9-11a

Ragtime Annies 5-7p

WHARF HOUSE 1400 Wharf Rd, Capitola

Nora Cruz Band 1-5:30p

Anthem 1-5:30p

Daniel Martins 6-9p

Danny Lawrence 6-9p

YOUR PLACE 1719 Mission St, Santa Cruz

Danny Lawrence 6-9p

ZELDA’S 203 Esplanade, Capitola

Kurt Stockdale Jazz Trio Billy Martini 5:30p 9:30p

Matt Masi & the Messengers 9:30p

ZIZZO’S COFFEEHOUSE & WINE BAR 3555 Clares St, Capitola

The Kurt Stockdale Jazz Trio 7-9p

The Joint Chiefs 7-9p

Daniel Martins 6-9p

John Michael Band 7-9p

Open Mic w/Mosephus 5:30p

RADICAL REELS TOUR GET STOKED

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:00pm Sponsored by Flip Flop Shops Santa Cruz Bicycles Beer Thirty Sunpower by Solar Technologies Velocity and Redwood Canopy Tours Epicenter Cycling Fox Racing Shox Adventure Sports Journal Good Times/SantaCruz.com Digsantacruz.com

Same Great Location

501 River St, Santa Cruz s 831-466-9551

We’ll matc h any local clin ad specia ic l! w/copy of th is ad

Growrs e Lettb a le dto avail ifie qualie pat nts

MON-SAT 12-6PM ONE STEP EVALUATION PROCESS WALK-INS WELCOME GET APPROVED OR NO CHARGE!

Wednesday September 16th SOCIAL WEDNESDAYS WITH DJ LUNA AN OPEN MINDED FUN NIGHT FOR ALL! Thursday September 17th THIRSTY THURSDAY $3 PINTS ALL NIGHT! $.49 WINGS! Friday September 18th 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRO-JAM OLD SCHOOL PARTY WITH DJS MG MARK GARCIA & JOSE ARREGUIN Saturday September 19th HERITAGE, JOHNNY LOVE & RICK HAZE 393 Salinas St, SALINAS (oldtown) 831.757.2720 // casasorrento.com

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BUMPY RIDE Julia Garner (left) and Lily Tomlin (right) in a 1955 Dodge (a car that Tomlin owns

in real life) in Paul Weitz’s ‘Grandma,’ which references Santa Cruz.

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Lily Tomlin redefines old age with caustic zeal in Paul Weitz’s ‘Grandma’ BY LISA JENSEN

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hen some people of a certain age realize they’re old enough to be grandparents, they’re horrified. But they might feel better about the whole thing if they decided to abuse the privileges of age with as much snarky verve as Lily Tomlin in Grandma. As the caustic grandmother of a pregnant teenager, with only hours to scrounge up the money to fund an abortion, Tomlin leads the girl, the movie, and the audience on a confrontational odyssey with past mistakes, present conflicts, and touchy family dynamics. Tomlin plows through the material with a refreshing take-no-prisoners

attitude that redefines the concept of “old age” onscreen. Although it was written and directed by Paul Weitz, the film has a decidedly femme-o-centric attitude. (Tomlin’s character came of age in the “Women’s Lib” era, and high on the list of fools she does not suffer gladly is anyone— especially women—who has never even heard of “The Feminine Mystique.”) The principal family and romantic relationships in the story are between women. Some plot points feel a bit facile, some of the humor could have a bit more bite, but mostly Weitz crafts an engaging setting for Tomlin’s brisk and complex performance. Elle Reid (Tomlin) is a

“moderately well-known” poet whose heyday was 40 years ago. The story begins as she’s breaking up with her girlfriend of four months, Olivia (Judy Greer), for reasons Weitz doesn’t quite make clear; Olivia doesn’t seem to want to go, and, after some harsh words, Elle sobs in secret in the shower. It may be, in part, that Elle is still grieving for her partner of 38 years, recently deceased, the woman with whom Elle raised her own daughter. The next morning, Elle’s granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), appears on the doorstep of her modest home in the suburbs of L.A. She’s 10 weeks pregnant, and needs money for

an appointment at the clinic later that afternoon. With little in her bank account, and having just cut up all her credit cards as a political protest, Elle takes charge. Enraged when Sage’s boyfriend and would-be tough guy, Cam (Nat Wolff), refuses to take any responsibility, Elle finds an effective way to extort a few bucks out of him. But her attempt to sell some first-edition feminist books to an old friend (a nice cameo by the late Elizabeth Peña) comes to naught when Elle’s temper gets in the way. After a fruitless visit to an old pal (also broke) at a tattoo parlor, Elle steels herself to drive her antique 1955 Dodge (a car Tomlin owns in real life) up into the hills to beg a favor from another old friend, Karl (Sam Elliott). The complicated emotional undercurrents have to be played just right in this surprising sequence, one of the film’s best, and Tomlin and especially Elliott manage a very delicate dance of affection, blame and regret. Ultimately, the women have to face their worst fear—Sage’s mom and Elle’s daughter, Judy (Marcia Gay Harden). A ferocious businesswoman with a desktop attached to her treadmill, Judy has always been too busy to marry and start a family in the conventional way (Sage is the product of a sperm donation). She and Elle have been playing dueling lifestyles since Judy was five, and that’s a lot of baggage to put aside, even in the present emergency. Not everything works. When Elle lets fly an unreasonable barrage of rage against a coffeeshop barista, she seems more petty than freespirited. But locals will get a kick out of references to the time bohemian Elle has spent “up in Santa Cruz.” And what resonates most is a sense of outrage over the injustices of the world, the ongoing inequality of sexual politics, and the overall decline of culture—all targets Tomlin’s angry Elle takes on with combative zeal. GRANDMA With Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, and Sam Elliott. Written and directed by Paul Weitz. A Sony Classics release. Rated R. 79 minutes.


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MOVIE TIMES September 16-22

Starring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley & Patricia Clarkson

All times are PM unless otherwise noted.

DEL MAR THEATRE

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831.469.3220 LEARNING TO DRIVE Daily 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 8:50 + Sat, Sun 11:50am GRANDMA Daily 1:15, 3:15,

5:15, 7:15, 9:10* + Sat, Sun 11:15am *No show Thur A WALK IN THE WOODS Daily 2:20, 4:40, 7:00* + Sat, Sun Noon *No show Thu TRAINWRECK Daily

9:20 National Theatre Live THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM Thu 9/24 @ 7:30 + Sun. 9/27 @ 11am

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THE SECOND MOTHER Daily 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30* + Sat, Sun 12:10 *No show Thu DYING TO KNOW Daily 2:10, 4:30, 7:00, 9:10* + Sat, Sun 11:50am *No show on Sat DYING TO KNOW SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING on Sat 9/19 @ 7 with the filmmakers & Robert Forte ROSENWALD Daily 2:00, 6:30 + Sat, Sun 11:30am IRRATIONAL MAN Daily 4:20, 8:40 MERU Daily 3:40, 5:30, 7:30*, 9:20 + Sat, Sun 11:40am *No show Thu PHOENIX Daily 1:40 STONEWALL Thu @ 7:30

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Daily (2:20pm), (4:40), 7:00* + Sat, Sun (12:00pm) *No 7:00pm show on Thurs 9/24 R

Once Nightly 9:20pm National Theatre Live presents

BEAUX’ STRATAGEM THE

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APTOS CINEMA

831.426.7500 Daily (2:30pm), (4:50), 7:10, 9:30** + Sat, Sun (12:10pm) **No 9:30pm show on Thurs 9/24

BLACK MASS Daily 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:30 + Fri-Sun 11:10am A WALK IN THE WOODS Daily 2:10, 4:30,

6:50, 9:10 + Fri-Sun 11:50am

GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 831.761.8200 MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Daily 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 BLACK MASS Daily 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 + Sat-Sun 11am THE VISIT Daily 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:00 + Sat-Sun 11am THE PERFECT GUY Daily 1:15, 4:00, 7:15, 9:45 + Sat-Sun 10:45am UN GALLO CON MUCHOS HUEVOS Daily 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30 + Sat-Sun 11am A WALK IN THE WOODS

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7:00, 10:00

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Daily (2:10pm), (4:30), 7:00, 9:10* + Sat, Sun (11:50am) *No 9:10pm show on Sat 9/19 plus SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING on Sat, 9/19 @ 7pm with the filmmakers & Robert Forte Julius Rosenwald he gave away $62 million in his lifetime. “will reaffirm your faith in capitalism, compassion, community, diversity, social justice and the American dream.” Chicago Daily Herald NR

Daily (2:00pm), 6:30 + Sat, Sun (11:30am) Woody Allen’s

IRRATIONAL MAN

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CINELUX SCOTTS VALLEY CINEMA 831.438.3260 A WALK IN THE WOODS Daily 11:30am, 2:00, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 BLACK MASS Daily 11:30am, 1:15, 2:30, 4:15, 5:30, 7:15, 8:30, 10:15 INSIDE OUT Daily 11:15am, 1:45 MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Daily 11:15am, 12:30, 2:15, 3:45, 5:15, 7:00, 8:15, 10:00 DBOX MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Daily 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, 10:00 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:15 MINIONS Daily 11am MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION Daily 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 MR. HOLMES Daily 6:45, 9:20 SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Daily 11am, 1:15, 4:20 STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Daily 1:00, 4:30, 8:00 THE VISIT Daily 11:55am, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 10:00 WAR ROOM Daily 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 THE INTERN Thursday 7:00, 10:00

DYING TO KNOW

Daily (3:40pm), (5:30), 7:30**, 9:20 + Sat, Sun (11:40am) **No 7:30pm show on Thurs 9/24 PG-13

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Daily 1:15, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30 + Sat-Sun 10:45am WAR ROOM Daily 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30 + Sat-Sun 10:40am INSIDE OUT Daily 1:45, 4:30 + Sat-Sun 11am STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Fri-Wed 6:45, 10:00 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION Daily 12:45 + Fri-Wed 9:45 THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED Daily 3:45 + Fri-Wed 9:45 SICARIO Thursday 7:00, 10:00 THE INTERN Thursday 7:00, 9:45

OCTOBER 14 - 21

“RAM DASS & TIMOTHY LEARY…the love here thrives in the spiritual realm… makes this biographical documentary quite appealing.” – SF Chronicle

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FILM NEW THIS WEEK BLACK MASS Just when you thought you’d seen Johnny Depp at his creepiest, he puts on jagged tiny teeth and a blondish receding hairline to become the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. While it’s true that a terrible film can still feature a brilliant cast, Black Mass shows true promise with Depp as mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, Joel Edgerton as his ally in the FBI, Benedict Cumberbatch as his senator brother, and a smattering of genre crossovers like Adam Scott, David Harbour, and Corey Stoll. Scott Cooper directs. (R) 122 minutes.

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EVEREST As eight Everest climbers make their way up the summit, a massive storm hits and it’s every man for himself. Goosebumps are inevitable when watching this harrowing tale of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and the survival attempts of two expedition groups. The star-studded (yet just gritty enough to be believable) cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, and Keira Knightley. Baltasar Kormákur directs. (PG-13) 121 minutes.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Oh, oh, oh, it’s Littlefinger from Game of Thrones and the Effy from BBC’s Skins—plus that adorable kid also from Thrones. Memorable faces aside, the movie’s about a bunch of children who escape an experimental facility and venture out into the desolate landscape of “The Scorch,” where they’re hunted. And … zombies? It’s a teen flick, but it still looks better than those Shailene Woodley Hunger Games knockoffs. Wes Ball directs. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster co-star. (PG-13) 131 minutes. THE SECOND MOTHER Val is a live-in housekeeper for an upper class family in São Paulo. She’s hardworking, dedicated, and understands her place in the family. That is, until her daughter, who she hasn’t seen for 13 years, comes to live with her. Young and spirited,

Jéssica eats with the family at their table, asks to sleep in the guest room, flirts with the son, and swims in the pool. She defies every logic known to Val, and by disturbing the status quo, uncovers the deepseated barriers within the home. Anna Muylaert directs. Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas co-star. Portuguese with English subtitles. (R) 112 minutes. 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.

NOW PLAYING AMERICAN ULTRA Since 1953, the government has been running a top-secret project to control soldiers planted in civilian life. Now, agent Howell has been activated: only he doesn’t really know it yet, because he is way too high. Jesse Eisenberg plays the convenience store cashier who discovers a set of lethal skills he never knew he had when he kills some carjackers with a spoon. “There’s a chance I may be a robot,” he tells his girlfriend Phoebe, played by Kristen Stewart. Stewart might even crack that face with some more expressions than usual in what looks like a hilarious action comedy. Nima Nourizadeh directs. Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton costar. (R) 95 minutes. A WALK IN THE WOODS Tired of death and funerals, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) wants to hike the Appalachian Trail. But his his wife, played by the everlovable Emma Thompson, forbids him to go it alone, so after exhausting his list of old friends—who find going to the doctor for a colonoscopy adventure enough—he’s joined by Stephen, played by a perfect Nick Nolte. The duo appears to be a delightful match to defy geriatric expectations in the tale of one last hurrah, and Nolte, who has arguably never looked better, plays the old loon with such charm you’d think he’s finally found a role that suits him. Ken Kwapis directs. (R) 104 minutes.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 It’s funny because this looks like the serious version of American Ultra; Agent 47 is a genetically engineered super agent with a perfectly shaped head and a face that never smiles. Oh, he’s also been hired by that guy from Heroes to kill some lady but it turns out she’s just like him! A film where people say things like “He’s here … to kill you,” with dramatic pause, and “Pretty crazy, huh?” and characters have “subdermal titanium body armor”—leaving you to wonder if all the good lines have already been taken. But all sarcastic nitpicking aside, Hitman does look like a pretty decent kickass action flick. We hope the Homeland bad boy can deliver as leading gentleman, but if not Hannah Ware looks tough enough for the both of them. Aleksander Bach directs. Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto co-star. (R) 96 minutes. LEARNING TO DRIVE Ben Kingsley plays a Sikh driving instructor who, through wise parables and street know-how, teaches a New York writer with marriage troubles how to take the wheel, both on the road and in the rest of her life. Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury, Grace Gummer and Samantha Bee from The Daily Show co-star. Isabel Coixet directs. (R) 90 minutes. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- ROGUE NATION At this point, audiences may be thinking it’s Tom Cruise in another of these franchise films that is truly impossible (did they get him in a lifetime deal with the devil?), although, as far as action franchises go, needing to eradicate a rogue international organization with equally skilled agents sounds creative enough. At least all the characters surrounding Cruise—from Simon Pegg’s unflinching wit to the best British pout of 2015 (we’re looking at you Rebecca Ferguson) to the incandescence of Alec Baldwin’s face— make up for the tired resurrection of Ethan Hunt. Christopher McQuarrie directs. Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Renner co-star. (PG-13) 131 minutes. THE PERFECT GUY Leah is at the top of her game—good job, great boyfriend, genuine friends—but, she wants the house with the kids as well. When her all-star boyfriend doesn’t

measure up, she moves on—right into the arms of the oh-so-suave Carter, who, at first glance, seems completely perfect. Except Carter (played by the gorgeously blue-eyed Michael Ealy) has got a temper, and when Leah tries to distance herself she finds that he’s not all that easy to get rid of. David M. Rosenthal directs. Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, and Morris Chestnut co-star. (PG-13) 100 minutes. PHOENIX Disfigured, alone, and heartbroken, Nelly is the lone member of her family to have survived the concentration camps. Now the war is over and after receiving surgery that leaves her unrecognizable she returns home to crumbling, postwar Berlin in search of her husband—possibly the one who revealed her Jewish identity to the Nazis. Nina Hoss plays Nelly in this German drama which takes on the narrative feat of postwar reality—although the war between Germany and the Allies had finally ended, the war between victims and collaborators had just begun. Christian Petzold directs. Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf co-star. (PG-13) 98 minutes. RICKI AND THE FLASH Meryl Streep is the queen of cinema: what other actress can play a self-righteous nun, a famous chef, the Iron Lady, and a totally badass fulltime rocker—all with the sincerity and ease of someone folding their socks? She’s magic: deniers can shoo. With Streep at the helm of this cast—boasting forever-favorite Kevin Kline, Streep’s own offspring Mamie Gummer, and Juno writer Diablo Cody, as the one behind the rock ’n’ roll momma’s story, it is so, so hard not to run to see this film. Jonathan Demme directs. Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Sebastian Stan co-star. (PG-13) 102 minutes. SHAUN THE SHEEP From the claymation masters who brought us the genius of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit comes another installation in Shaun’s epic story of lambish mischief and farm-to-city adventures. The lovable, goofy sidemouthed goons who are timelessly plasticine and innocently hilarious can do no wrong, even if they’re not Pixar-made. This time it’s sneaky

Shaun the sheep who decides to take a day off from the farm, but after a mix-up with the farmer, the whole flock is off to the city in an attempt to get everyone back home safely before anyone is made mincemeat. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak direct. Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, and Omid Djalili co-star. (PG) 85 minutes. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON “Speak a little truth and people lose their minds”—not everyone was ready for what N.W.A. had to say when the young Compton rappers hit the scene in the late ’80s. Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella rapped about living with one eye open and the daily realities of hood politics. Played here by Ice’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr., their story as perhaps the most controversial and outspoken hip-hop group in history has reached mythic status. But the film picks and chooses how it wants to remember these icons—conspicuously erasing, for instance, Dre’s history of violence against women. F. Gary Gray directs. (R) 147 minutes. THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED Semi-clothed attractive women, evil villains, scheming superminds, blaring beats, large guns, fast cars, big bangs, another guy who looks vaguely like Jason Statham with apropos steely stare, a kidnapped dad, fast cash, robbery, revenge and reload … did we leave anything out? Camille Delamarre directs. Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, and Ray Stevenson co-star. (PG-13) 96 minutes. Z FOR ZACHARIAH Ann Burden lives with her dog in a remote valley—it’s remote because, well, she’s probably the last survivor of a disaster that wiped out civilization. She’s the last survivor, she thinks, until she finds Chiwetel Ejiofor in a pond and Chris Pine walking down the road. First the problem was not enough men, then it’s that there are too many—ah, how cinema mirrors reality in this sci-fi thriller which puts Ann (Margot Robbie) at the very center of a post-apocalyptic love triangle. She could do worse. Craig Zobel directs. (PG-13) 95 minutes.


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explains that they married after a single date at Manuel’s—their daughter is our waitress. The team running Manuel’s never changes. They, too, are like old friends. Manuel’s success isn’t just its mole, it’s the feeling it creates of the best restaurant in a village in old Mexico— soft, cozy, classic, full of friends. I’m surprised when Santana is willing to answer my first—and toughest—question of the night: “Can you tell me what’s in your mole?” I wasn’t totally serious when I asked, because who is going to tell a food writer their secret recipe? “Sure!” he says happily. “There are

24 ingredients.” As he starts to tick them off, I grab my pen. He stops. “Wait a minute! I’ll tell you once, and I’ll tell you really fast, but you can’t write it down. You don’t have one of those minds, do you?” “I will never remember, Leo. Continue!” I say, closing up my notebook and taking a bite from the plate of mole and chicken placed in front of me. The smoky, spicy richness catches me off guard. I take another bite of the dark, velvety, mysterious sauce. “What is in this?” He rattles off the ingredients, which have not changed much since 1965, when Manuel’s first

The third annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park, 144 School St., Santa Cruz. Manuel’s is at 261 Center Ave., Aptos. 688-4848, manuelsrestaurant.com.

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opened. “The original recipe was my father’s,” Santana says. “I entered three moles into the Mole & Mariachi Festival. First, my father’s recipe, then the recipe from the mother of one of my employees, and I entered my own recipe. Mine won. So that’s the one we now serve. How can I serve anything else?” Santana makes the mole himself, and it’s a labor-intensive process. “I come in at two in the morning to make the mole. I roast everything the day before, then I come in and cook it all night. In the morning, the kitchen crew comes in and takes over, and they take it off the burners at noon. I’m the only one with the recipe,” he says with a grin. “It’s very personal, very complicated. Nobody makes it as good as your mother or grandmother. ‘Your mom is crying when I make mole!’ I tell the guys here when I’m cooking it.” And no, the mole does not taste exactly the same every week, because mole is an art, not a science. “But only Patricia can taste the difference, she is an Olympic-level taster,” he says. Patricia is Mrs. Santana, Leo’s wife, who grows the dahlias gracing each table at Manuel’s. Patricia also happens to be the judge at this weekend’s Mole & Mariachi Festival. (Manuel’s did not enter the competition this year.) “I love this event. It’s about taking two communities and bringing them together,” he says enthusiastically. Manuel’s is an unusually big community supporter. This year, the restaurant celebrated 50 years with a week of giving, to the tune of 50 percent of all proceeds for an entire week, going to five local charities. At the end of the meal, Santana treats us to a surprise mole dish, which may soon be on the menu. Like the recipe itself, I am not at liberty to say what it is. But I will say that Marianne’s Ice Cream (across the street) might want to give Santana a call.

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By selling it in a powder form, people will complete the final product at home. My recipe is not that sweet. If they want it sweeter, they can add either sugar or raisins. Usually I suggest people use natural sweeteners: dates, dried apricots or even more raisins. It’s a little bit spicy. If people want it to be more spicy, they can always add a little bit of cayenne at the end. People will just add stock and simmer for about 30 minutes, add the seasoning and it’s ready to go. We have used it as a spicy mix, or also like a rub.

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ARIES Mar21–Apr20

LIBRA Sep23–Oct22

Close relationships could enter into difficult communication misunderstandings so be aware of Mercury’s retrograde, as it affects interactions with close and intimate friends and lovers. Make no important plans or decisions for the next three weeks. Instead, attempt to clear up unresolved tensions or confusions. Expect misinterpretation. Use language clearly, intelligently and lovingly. “Make love not war.”

Notice if during the next three weeks your perceptions begin to change, if your point of view, ways of thinking, and position on many things often hidden from others adjust, transform and amend. This is a very internal time when thoughts focus on selfidentity. Who have you become in the past several years? Have you continued with a posture, thought or belief that is no longer comfortable? Right relations is Libra’s keynote.

TAURUS Apr21–May21

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21

As your preparations for the future continue unwaveringly, be aware that more interruptions than usual will occur. Daily plans and agendas, though mapped out, may set off in unusual directions. Do not criticize self or others should the needed work be set aside for more important issues. Mercury is a messenger and during this retrograde time, new information presented to you constitutes your new assignments.

During the next three weeks you might consider several questions. What are your deep inner resources? Faith, religion, virtue, focus and concentration? How do you offer service to humanity? Are you dreaming more? Do you have dreams for your future? You can often be alone, not sharing your inner self with others.You will internalize even deeper, contacting hidden reserves.You’re quiet. We’ll be interested in what you learned during Mercury’s retrograde.

GEMINI May 22–June 20

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec20

Spend solitary time to reflect upon the times we are in. Discuss with those close to you what they think is occurring and if they feel preparations for the future are necessary. Mercury retro provides us (especially you) with detailed interior information related to present concerns and situations. Like Mercury, who gathers significant information for distribution, you are the messenger. Listen carefully, quietly, interiorly.

Reflect upon what you hoped for in the future in the light of the present world news. You may need to change plans, objectives and goals. What are your spiritual visions and aspirations? Do they blend with future goals? Sagittarians are being called to join men and women of goodwill—New Group of World Servers—because daring visionaries, adventurers, and new-idea thinkers and philosophers are needed.

CANCER Jun21–Jul20

CAPRICORN Dec21–Jan20

Communication is demanding and strenuous during this Mercury retrograde. All energies within your environments are felt more deeply. You will think and ponder upon what you already know. You will not be settled or relaxed. Everyone will demand of you extra care and nurturing. With loved ones, discuss new possibilities, offer vital information, make no plans. All things turn upside down, inside out.

In the next three weeks, following Mercury retro directives, you will reassess, re-evaluate, re-examine, reconsider, and perhaps revise your idea of a professional life. You will consider the satisfaction your present life provides, the compensations, rewards, drawbacks and advantages. You will see that every day you apply your talents and gifts, rendering service to the humanity you are responsible for. Follow not your rational mind but your heart’s desires. Be grateful.

Esoteric Astrology as news for week of Sept. 16, 2015

LE0 Jul21–Aug22 Everything will move faster than the speed of light. Should you be traveling, you will not move with the speed of light, but with slow, precise and careful movements toward your destination, which actually could be your destiny. Equipment, tools, computers, phones, technology and people will act as if they forgot how to function efficiently. As well as you can, tend to what’s broken. And tend to your money, resources and values, too.

AQUARIUS Jan21–Feb18 It’s practical to be rational using the reasoning mind. But there is another level available beyond instinct—the intuitive mind. Information becomes knowledge uses reason, which then becomes intuition. As you sense and comprehend the rhythm of the present times, you realize your work is to impart a vision of truth and community to everyone. This is your loving service to humanity. The devas (angels) work with you. Ask them for what you need.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22

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Mercury, as it retrogrades, helps you realize your true values, including spiritual values. It asks you to consider what the right use of matter (resources) is. These are very complex questions. Mercury, when retrograde, creates within Virgo a very deep state of assessment. By now you should have a Mercury retrograde journal to record feelings, thoughts and revelations during the retrogrades. Always over time, retrogrades offer guidance and direction.

You are about to embark upon a journey to the past where you will meet once again crisis, sadness, criticisms and losses previously endured. This will be a test so you can demonstrate a one-pointed purpose amidst an internal crisis. You cannot do this alone. You must call upon the soul, divine intelligence and divine mother for assistance. You seek direction. First, pass the tests. Pray, invoke guidance, study and meditate. Ask and give forgiveness. This is the season.

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We have a complex week ahead. Wednesday, Jupiter is opposite Neptune (Virgo/Pisces). Synthesis. A most auspicious, kind and loving day. Thursday, Mercury, star of conflict and crisis, is playing its beginning of retrograde in Libra (16 degrees). Our last Mercury retro was in Gemini (May/June). It concerned communications. Now the retrograde is in Libra, concerning relationships, right use of money and pondering upon right relations. Mercury takes us deep within ourselves where we deliberate, ponder, and brood over issues in our personal and global worlds. Mercury retro in Libra helps us review the quality and status of our relationships (commitments, marriage, partnerships, etc.). It calls us to assess if we have right relations with all the kingdoms—mineral, plant, animal, human and our soul (the new kingdom on Earth). Mercury retrograde continues through the Oct. 9. We all know the Mercury retro rules by now.

Monday is United Nations International Day of Peace. Everywhere in the world, at noon, there is a moment of silence. Let us all participate. We know the esoteric equation for peace: Goodwill + right relations (Libra) = the beginning of the peace process. More at internationaldayofpeace.org. Wednesday (Sept. 23) is autumn equinox, as the sun enters Libra. The soul year begins. It’s also Yom (day) Kippur (to atone), a somber day of atonement, the most holy and solemn day of the Jewish year. We ask God on this day to forgive us, our omissions, ignorance, and all that we have done to create separations and sadness in others. The purity of Virgo has prepared us for the Libra balance and harmony forgiveness offers. All things are then made new. “May we all be inscribed for good in the Book of Life.”

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 151429 The following individual is doing business as CATZ PAWZ. 265 E. BEACH ST., WATSONVILLE, CA 95076 County of Santa Cruz. JAMIE INIGUEZ. 7 GREGORY ROAD, WATSONVILLE CA 95076. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: JAMIE INIGUEZ. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/11/2015. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 11, 2015. Aug. 26 & Sept. 2, 9, 16. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1395 The following individual is doing business as PLANK WOODWORKING. 3423 YUCCA DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062 County of Santa Cruz. LEVI STILES. 423 YUCCA DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: LEVI STILES. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 7/1/2015. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 4, 2015. Aug. 26 & Sept. 2, 9, 16. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1400 The following individual is doing business as QUEEN BEE PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION SERVICES. 1222 N. BRANCIFORTE AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062 County of Santa Cruz. HOLLY STONE AKIYOSHI. 1222 N. BRANCIFORTE AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: HOLLY STONE AKIYOSHI. The registrant commenced to transact business

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HEARST AVE. #31, BERKELEY, CA 94709. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: SHAOXIN LI. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 4, 2015. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1535 The following individual is doing business as LUMINA JEWELRY DESIGN. 433 SPREADING OAK DRIVE, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 96066 County of Santa Cruz. PAMELA RING. 433 SPREADING OAK DRIVE, SCOTTS VALLEY CA 96066. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: PAMELA RING. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 28, 2015. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1511 The following individual is doing business as ORGANIZER FOR HIRE. 4910 CAPITOLA RD. CAPITOLA, CA 94010 County of Santa Cruz. MELISSA BREGANTE. 4910 CAPITOLA RD. CAPITOLA, CA 94010. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: MELISSA BREGANTE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/18/2015 This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 25, 2015. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-0151 The following Corporation is doing business as AGENCY. 1519 PACIFIC AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060 County of Santa Cruz. LINNAEA, INC. 1368 PACIFIC AVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. Al# 3187193. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: LINNAEA HOLGERS. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/25/2015 This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 25, 2015. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1506 The following Married Couple is doing business as MOORE AND SONS MOTORCYCLES. 2-1431 EAST CLIFF DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062 County of Santa Cruz. JUDY L. MOORE & JOHN F. JR. MOORE. 4503 CHERRYVALE AVENUE, SOQUEL, CA 95073. This business is conducted by a Married Couple signed: JUDY L. MOORE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 12/15/1964. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 25, 2015. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF BETHANY ANGELICA SANTIAGO & TREVOR JOSEPH SARRATT CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. CV182300. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner BETHANY ANGELICA SANTIAGO & TREVOR JOSEPH SARRATT have filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants’ names from: BETHANY ANGELICA SANTIAGO & TREVOR JOSEPH SARRATT to: BETHANY ANGELICA SANTARRA & TREVOR JOSEPH SANTARRA. 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 October 9, 2015 at 8:30 am, in Department 5 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street, Room 110. 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: Aug. 21, 2015. John S Salazar, Judge of the Superior Court. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF RICHARD DAVID VELASCO REYES CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. CV182347. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner RICHARD DAVID VELASCO REYES has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing Applicant’s name from: RICHARD DAVID VELASCO REYES to: RICHARD (FIRST) DAVID (MIDDLE) VELASCO REYES (LAST NAME). 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 October 19, 2015 at 8:30 am, in Department 4 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street, Room. 110. 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: August 31, 2015. John S Salazar, Judge of the Superior Court. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENTOF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME. The following person(persons) have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: ROTO-ROOTER. 2521 MISSION STREET SUITE A, SANTA CRUZ CA 95060. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in SANTA CRUZ COUNTY on: 1/12/2011 CLD SERVICES, INC. 2521 MISSION STREET


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SUITE A, SANTA CRUZ CA 95060 This business was conducted by: INDIVIDUAL: RAQUEL SORIANO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk- Recorder of SANTA CRUZ COUNTY on the date indicated by the file stamp: Filed: Aug. 24, 2015. File No.2011-0000118. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1508 The following individual is doing business as WISDOMWOMEN. 945 DELAWARE AVE, SANTA CRUZ CA 95060 County of Santa Cruz. MICHELLE STRANSKY. 945 DELAWARE AVE, SANTA CRUZ CA 95060. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: MICHELLE STRANSKY. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 25, 2015. Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 151609 The following individual is doing business as RESETAR TREE AND LAND WORKS. 141 AVILA WAY, FELTON, CA 95018. County of Santa Cruz. STEPHEN RESETAR. 141 AVILA WAY, FELTON, CA 95018. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: STEPHEN RESETAR. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Sept. 10, 2015. Sept. 16, 23, 30, & Oct. 7. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15 - 1527 The following Copartnership is doing business as HIDDEN JEWEL. 2628 B. SOQUEL DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065. County of Santa Cruz. DESIREE COPENHAFER & SONI REED. 2628 B. SOQUEL DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed:

DESIREE COPENHAFER. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 26, 2015. Sept 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1569 The following individual is doing business as GOOD DOG SANTA CRUZ. 421 EFFEY ST. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. MARDELLE RICHMOND. 421 EFFEY ST. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: MARDELLE RICHMOND. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 9/1/2013. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Sept. 3, 2015. Aug. 26 & Sept. 2, 9, 16.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 15-1599 The following individual is doing business as BEYOND CIRCUITS. 826 WESTERN DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. 826 WESTERN DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: PETER JOHNSON. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/14/2007. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Sept. 9, 2015. Sept. 16, 23, 30, & Oct. 7.

NO. 15-1451 The following limited liability company is doing business as LUMEN WOLDWIDE. 261 HILLSIDE AVE, BEN LOMOND, CA 95005 County of Santa Cruz. LUMEN WORLDWIDE. 261 HILLSIDE AVE, BEN LOMOND, CA 95005. AI# 2710120. This business is conducted by a limited liability company signed: JEFF MALONE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/1/2015 This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Aug. 14, 2015. Sept. 16, 23, 30, & Oct. 7.

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