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EDITOR’S NOTE I’ve worked on a lot of Best of Santa Cruz County issues, and while they can be grueling to produce, there’s an undeniable pride that I always feel when they hit the stands, because they’re always the biggest and—if I may be so bold—most spectacular issue of the year. With that in mind, let me say this: there’s never been a Best of Santa Cruz County issue like this one, and there probably won’t be again. It’s not just about the sheer number of local businesses and individuals who’ve been recognized in these pages (although there are almost a thousand), or the design and photographs (although they’re fantastic). There’s just a different feeling this year, of something bigger that connects this issue to the community in a deeper way. Early on, we decided to honor Santa Cruz artist Doug Ross, who passed away in December, in this issue. It wasn’t rocket science, considering how beloved he was here, but a few elements did have

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NO UTOPIA In the March 8 issue of GT, Steve Palopoli refers to the fact that Santa Cruz’s reputation as “a safe haven for countercultural ideals” might be exaggerated in the collective memory. ’Twas ever thus. In 1980, I served on a commission of the City Council where it was explained to us by politicians and business leaders that the reason we had so many homeless people was because the town was over-generous in welcoming the “bums” and “trolls” with city services and such. The police chief was recommending a crackdown on street performing, and county supervisors voted to (illegally) cut people off of food stamps if they couldn’t prove that they had a place to live! Despite the fact that we were among the last to allow a homeless shelter to open (San Jose and Half Moon Bay had shelters

to come together. First, Maria Grusauskas had been wanting to do a story that would both honor Ross’ legacy as an artist and celebrate the part of him that fewer people know about—his passionate, innovative work as a marine activist. Second, I’ve been struck many times this year by how hard his loss hit this town—reminding us, I think, that sometimes one person can play a far bigger role in the identity of our community than we realize. Doug Ross was that person. Third, and most importantly, you voted him Best Artist this year, a moving tribute in itself. I hope you’ll read Maria’s story and discover why Ross was not just the best artist, but also one of the best all-around people in Santa Cruz County. Our heartfelt thanks to Ginger Mosney, his wife, both for her insights in the story and for working with us at a devastating time to provide the artworks by Ross that made this tribute complete. The Best of Santa Cruz County issue has been a lot of things over the years, but reading the story about Ross and looking at his art on the cover and throughout these pages, it’s the first time that I’d describe it as emotional. We hope you enjoy it. STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

before Santa Cruz) we were (and are) told that we’ve always been just too generous. Yeah … that’s our problem. TOM NODDY | SANTA CRUZ

DECONSTRUCTING THE GARAGE Thank you for the timely and comprehensive article in last week’s Good Times (GT, 3/8) on the critical issue of a proposed fivestory parking garage. Here are some of the thoughts that came to me as I read it. First, the idea of building a new library needs to be de-coupled from the proposed garage and examined. When so many of us voted for Measure S in June, we voted to refurbish the existing downtown library. There was nothing on the wording of the ballot about building a new one. If I, and many other folks I know, had known Measure S would potentially lead

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Dysfunctional and disappointing. JEFF ALDRIDGE SANTA CRUZ | BUG MAN

We are a republic that’s been disenfranchised by the corporate structure of the current global economy. CHARLIE STEVENS SANTA CRUZ | BIKE RIDER

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ROB BREZSNY FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of March 15 ARIES Mar21–Apr19

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22

The more unselfish and compassionate you are in the coming weeks, the more likely it is you will get exactly what you need. Here are four ways that can be true: 1. If you’re kind to people, they will want to be kind to you in return. 2. Taking good care of others will bolster their ability to take good care of you. 3. If you’re less obsessed with I-me-mine, you will magically dissolve psychic blocks that have prevented certain folks from giving you all they are inclined to give you. 4. Attending to others’ healing will teach you valuable lessons in how to heal yourself—and how to get the healing you yearn for from others.

I expect you will get more than your usual share of both sweetness and tartness in the coming days. Sometimes one or the other will be the predominant mode, but on occasion they will converge to deliver a complex brew of WOW!-meets-WTF! Imagine chunks of sour apples in your vanilla fudge ripple ice cream. Given this state of affairs, there’s no good reason for you to be blandly kind or boringly polite. Use a saucy attitude to convey your thoughtfulness. Be as provocative as you are tender. Don’t just be nice—be impishly and subversively nice.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 I hope you will consider buying yourself some early birthday presents. The celebration is weeks away, but you need some prodding, instigative energy now. It’s crucial that you bring a dose of the starting-fresh spirit into the ripening projects you’re working on. Your mood might get overly cautious and serious unless you infuse it with the spunk of an excited beginner. Of course only you know what gifts would provide you with the best impetus, but here are suggestions to stimulate your imagination: a young cactus; a jack-in-the-box; a rock with the word “sprout” written on it; a decorated marble egg; a fox mask; a Photoshopped image of you flying through the air like a superhero.

GEMINI May21–June20 Many Geminis verbalize profusely and acrobatically. They enjoy turning their thoughts into speech, and love to keep social situations lively with the power of their agile tongues. Aquarians and Sagittarians may rival your tribe for the title of The Zodiac’s Best Bullshitters, but I think you’re in the top spot. Having heaped that praise on you, however, I must note that your words don’t always have as much influence as they have entertainment value. You sometimes impress people more than you impact them. But here’s the good news: In the coming weeks, that could change. I suspect your fluency will carry a lot of clout. Your communication skills could sway the course of local history.

CANCER Jun21–Jul22 Your world is more spacious than it has been in a long time. Congrats! I love the way you have been pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and into the wilder frontier. For your next trick, here’s my suggestion: Anticipate the parts of you that may be inclined to close down again when you don’t feel as brave and free as you do now. Then, gently clamp open those very parts. If you calm your fears before they break out, maybe they won’t break out at all.

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I like rowdy, extravagant longing as much as anyone. I enjoy being possessed by a heedless greed for too much of everything that feels rapturous: delectable food, mysterious sex, engrossing information, liberating intoxication, and surprising conversations that keep me guessing and improvising for hours. But I am also a devotee of simple, sweet longing ... pure, watchful, patient longing … open-hearted longing that brims with innocence and curiosity and is driven as much by the urge to bless as to be blessed. That’s the kind I recommend you explore and experiment with in the coming days.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 You know that forbidden fruit you’ve had your eyes on? Maybe it isn’t so forbidden anymore. It could even be evolving toward a state where it will be both freely available and downright healthy for you to pluck. But there’s also a possibility that it’s simply a little less risky than it was before. And it may never become a fully viable option. So here’s my advice: Don’t grab and bite into that forbidden fruit yet. Keep monitoring the situation. Be especially attentive to the following questions: Do you crave the forbidden fruit because it would help you flee a dilemma you haven’t mustered the courage to escape from? Or because it would truly be good for you to partake of the forbidden fruit?

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 “I want to gather your darkness in my hands, to cup it like water and drink.” So says Jane Hirshfield in her poem “To Drink.” I bet she was addressing a Scorpio. Does any other sign of the zodiac possess a sweet darkness that’s as delicious and gratifying as yours? Yes, it’s true that you also harbor an unappetizing pocket of darkness, just like everyone else. But that sweet kind—the ambrosial, enigmatic, exhilarating stuff—is not only safe to imbibe, but can also be downright healing. In the coming days, I hope you’ll share it generously with worthy recipients.

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21 Saturn has been in your sign steadily since September 2015, and will continue to be there until December 2017. Some traditional astrologers might say you are in a phase of downsizing and self-restraint. They’d encourage you to be extra strict and serious and dutiful. To them, the ringed planet is an exacting taskmaster. There are some grains of truth in this perspective, but I like to emphasize a different tack. I say that if you cooperate with the rigors of Saturn, you’ll be inspired to become more focused and decisive and disciplined as you shed any flighty or reckless tendencies you might have. Yes, Saturn can be adversarial if you ignore its commands to be faithful to your best dreams. But if you respond gamely, it will be your staunch ally.

CAPRICORN Dec22–Jan19 Born in the African nation of Burkina Faso, Malidoma Somé is a teacher who writes books and offers workshops to Westerners interested in the spiritual traditions of his tribe. In his native Dagaare language, his first name means “he who befriends the stranger/enemy.” I propose that we make you an honorary “Malidoma” for the next three weeks. It will be a favorable time to forge connections, broker truces, and initiate collaborations with influences you have previously considered foreign or alien.

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18 Every relationship has problems. No exceptions. In the beginning, all may be calm and bright, but eventually cracks will appear. Here’s the corollary to that rule: Every partner is imperfect. Regardless of how cool, kind, attractive, or smart they may seem in the early stages, they will eventually unveil their unique flaws and troubles. Does this mean that all togetherness is doomed? That it’s forever impossible to create satisfying unions? The answer is Hell, no!—especially if you keep the following principles in mind: Choose a partner whose problems are: 1. interesting; 2. tolerable; 3. useful in prodding you to grow; 4. all of the above.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 Would you like some free healing that’s in alignment with cosmic rhythms? Try this experiment. Imagine that you’re planning to write your autobiography. Create an outline that has six chapters. Each of the first three chapters will be about a past experience that helped make you who you are. In each of the last three chapters, you will describe a desirable event that you want to create in the future. I also encourage you to come up with a boisterous title for your tale. Don’t settle for My Life So Far or The Story of My Journey. Make it idiosyncratic and colorful, perhaps even outlandish, like Piscean author Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

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ICE TOUCH Even if Santa Cruz Police hadn’t participated in controversial raids, they probably would have happened the same way—immigration checks and all.

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ore than a month after controversial immigration raids in Santa Cruz County by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel still wants answers. Vogel and other officials from the SCPD say they understood the Feb. 13 operation as nothing more than effort to lock up gang members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13. Upon

learning that some undocumented people were detained for their immigration status, and some of them briefly taken into custody, Vogel emphatically stated that if he had known about the “immigration component,” the department would not have participated. Vogel, who says this operation was his first time working with any branch of ICE, spoke with both Congressmember Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel) and a staffer from Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) after the raids.

Sarah Davey, press secretary for Panetta, says the congressmember has spoken with ICE director Thomas Homan, as well as two other administrators at the Department of Homeland Security. Panetta has asked them to submit a report, and after they do, he’ll decide whether or not to have an in-person meeting with them, Davey says. Although ICE released a statement insisting that SCPD knew exactly what it was getting into, Vogel appears to have backup from a neighboring department >12

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The Tony Hill Room at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium was standing room only as the final scheduled meeting of the ShortTerm Vacation Rental Subcommittee got underway. Roughly four dozen community members—most of whom were there for the first time—jammed in to hear what recommendations the group would submit to the Santa Cruz Planning Commission. Usually when a months-long subcommittee process like this draws to a close, it provides an opportunity for people to say how much they learned from people they disagree with. This March 7 meeting was a little short on “kumbaya” moments, though. Instead, frustrations ran high, with only one committee member saying they were fully satisfied with the suggestions they planned to submit. Some members of the subcommittee felt it had done a poor job representing the community. Some felt they hadn’t properly answered the questions staff had asked them. Everyone agreed the issue was much more complicated than what could be covered in six meetings, and they’ve decided they need more time to collect and analyze all of the appropriate data. “That was supposed to be the last meeting,” says David Foster, committee member and director for the Habitat For Humanity’s Monterey Bay chapter. “But obviously, nobody was happy with the conclusions that were drafted.” The subcommittee is requesting two more three-hour sessions from the City Council, and suggesting that the short-term rental moratorium, which was scheduled to end May 31, be extended a second time. The City Council formed the subcommittee last year, in response to the growing trend of rental listings on airbnb. com and similar sites, and tasked the group with exploring two main issues. One was how to preserve rental housing in Santa Cruz, and the other was how to protect the character of Santa Cruz’s neighborhoods. Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows people to rent out their room or their whole house to people on vacation. >14

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NEWS NEIGHBORHOOD BOTCH <11 about what really went down. Watsonville Police Captain Jorge Zamora remembers the Feb. 9 briefing and assurances from the feds much the way Vogel does. “I’ve been in law enforcement 22 years, and to have an agency say this and then do the opposite is really troubling,” Zamora says. So what would have happened if Vogel had decided not to participate in part of that morning’s raid, which stretched from Watsonville to San Mateo County? The most likely answer, Vogel concedes: pretty much the same thing. The federal government didn’t need any local cooperation for its offensive. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which had worked the case with Santa Cruz cops for five years, had already secured federal indictments for gang members. They had more than enough manpower—and equipment, in between helicopters and armored personnel carriers—to kick open a couple extra doors themselves. After all, when Sheriff Jim Hart declined to participate in issuing warrants in Live Oak as part of the same operation, his department’s absence did not prevent HSI from moving forward with raids in unincorporated Santa Cruz County. But after the bust, on California Politics Podcast, Marisa Lagos of KQED suggested that in the era of President Donald Trump’s inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric, local police leaders in sanctuary cities like Santa Cruz could make a big difference by standing up to the feds. “To have folks like that say, ‘No, get out of our backyard’ is fascinating, and I think it’s really the beginning of a broader conversation,” she said. Of course it’s tempting to assume, especially in today’s political climate, that the raids were a feature of the current presidential administration, as Lagos implied on the podcast. But one officer suggests that might be a stretch, no matter how frightening these times seem to many Americans.

“People are worried. I am not happy with what I read on the New York Times every morning on my way into work. But I’ve seen ICE operations before, and they detain and check everyone out,” says one anonymous Bay Area police officer, who’s worked with ICE in the past. “That’s simply standard procedure.” Protocol aside, officials from both SCPD and Watsonville Police Department say Homeland Security agents repeatedly assured them this wouldn’t be an immigration raid. Vogel says he wants to find out if the feds simply lied to the faces of local officers or if orders changed in the four days after they were briefed. “The president’s been giving an awful lot of executive orders,” Vogel says. “It could’ve been a change in direction,” Vogel adds. “Everybody’s got a boss. Maybe somebody in D.C. all of a sudden decided this is an immigration operation and nobody bothered to tell us, which is the problem really.” Whether or not a similar operation could have happened before, the stakes certainly feel higher under an administration that has pledged to ramp up deportations. The consequences of being an undocumented immigrant with a new GPS ankle-monitor could be different going forward. Zamora and Vogel both struggle to offer many specifics on what exactly HSI agents explained when they said there would be no immigration component to the raids: Were the feds promising not to ask anyone about their immigration status? Did they assure officers they wouldn’t take people to an offsite facility in San Francisco, as six people later were? Could this have been simply a mix-up of words? With a few weeks now gone by, the details are difficult to pin down. “When you ask, ‘How specific were they?’ man, I wish I’d had a recorder,” explains Zamora, who says that no residents from any of the Watsonville raids were among those detained for immigration reasons. “What I can say is that the way things happened were not

the way anyone in that meeting imagined them.” Zamora also says that before the meeting an HSI official had called him and was “pretty clear” that he and his colleagues weren’t interested in immigration. Reassured, Zamora responded by telling the official that the department would not be able to participate in any immigration sweep. Vogel says that immediately after the Feb. 9 briefing, he and his deputy chiefs brought the HSI special agents upstairs for a smaller meeting, where Vogel and his colleagues impressed on the feds the importance of Santa Cruz’s status as a sanctuary city. And after the morning raids, Vogel says he and Deputy Chief Dan Flippo started hearing that people were wearing ICE gear and checking the immigration status of people. So they approached the special agent in charge to ask him about it. At the time the agent brushed it off as untrue. “It’s difficult because there’s a lot of work that went into this,” Zamora says. “There’s a lot of collateral damage now—not only between the local communities and law enforcement, but also between local law enforcement and the feds.” The Santa Cruz City Council is in the process of reviewing its “Resolution to Maintain Trust and Safety for Local Immigrants” and crafting an ordinance to clarify the city’s procedures on federal immigration law. At a Feb. 28 City Council meeting, Vogel mentioned that SCPD has had an HSI agent use office space in Santa Cruz while working on investigations since 2009. Vogel plans to “essentially serve the homeland security agent with eviction papers,” he said at the evening meeting, a gathering that felt, at times, cathartic—with clapping and cheering—and at other times, more tense. “The people who were arrested were not criminals,” says Jose Lucas Escobar, an El Salvadoran immigrant whose daughter was among those briefly taken for immigration processing. “They work very hard.”


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RENTAL STATE OF MIND When landlord Brion Sprinsock holds an open house, he says that he often meets applicants who are getting priced out of Santa Cruz or who have been evicted by people turning their old units into vacation rentals. PHOTO: JACOB PIERCE

SHORT CIRCUIT <11 In heated discussions that have played out the past two years in Santa Cruz and around the world, critics have worried that vacation rentals eat into valuable housing stock, sending rent and home prices up, while supporters see the service as a uniquely 21st-century shift in the economy that offers a better vacation experience to consumers and lets people supplement their incomes. Caroline Kao, who moved to Santa Cruz five years ago to attend UCSC for her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, knew she wanted to be on the subcommittee because she

cares deeply about rental availability. “I moved from New York, and I thought that was the worst a rental market could get. So I was very surprised when I moved to a small city that somehow rent is still an exorbitant rate,” remembers Kao, who believes vacation rentals cripple the rental market. Once landlords know they can rake in bigger bucks out of a short-term rental, she says, it not only takes those units off the market, but it raises the property values for the whole neighborhood. Kao feels that in order for the 11-member committee—put together last fall by Councilmember Cynthia Mathews, then-

City-Councilmember Don Lane and thenCity-Councilmember Pamela Comstock—to better represent the community, she wishes it had included more tenants. Just three members currently rent in Santa Cruz, whereas 56 percent of city residents are renters. “If it was truly representative of the population, we’d have six members [who rent],” she says. One committee member at last week’s meeting did make a point of reminding everyone that, even though many subcommittee members might now own homes, they still remember what it’s like to be renters. As of December, the finance department

reported that 291 short-term rentals were registered, accounting for about 1 percent of available rentals, although the actual number of operating vacation rentals appears to be higher. In April 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that roughly 76 percent of Airbnb listings were unregistered with the city. “We know the registered number is not the complete list,” says Brion Sprinsock, who serves on the committee. By crossreferencing short-term rental sites over the course of five months, he came up with a very different number: 577. “The most frightening statistic is [that] out of the 291 registered with the city,


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all but 45 registered within the last three years,” he says. “Nothing else in the city is growing at this rate. Not heroin use, not traffic, not crime. It’s mind-boggling.” Although the city requires landlords with short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax (TOT)—a tax paid by all 60 local hotel and lodging businesses—not everyone ponies up. And Airbnb has anonymity protection, allowing it to hide information on who is renting what units in any given city around the world, making enforcement difficult. Sprinsock owns 18 rental units, which he rents to 48 tenants. He also owns two extended-stay places in Santa Cruz—the Adobe on Green Street and the Hinds House, but he says his concerns about Airbnb have nothing to do with any competition they pose to his inns. Most of his income, he notes, comes from his homes. And he could make more money if he expanded his hospitality business, switching to all vacation rentals. “Don’t make it easier for me to kick out my 48 tenants and triple my income,” he says. For what he sees as a worst-case scenario in the approach to vacation rentals, Sprinsock points to Venice Beach. With data from InsideAirbnb.com—a watchdog site for the service—he’s found there are 1,900 vacation rentals in the 1.5-square-mile city. In a position that may sound extreme to some people, he and Kao both suggest the city could see every short-term rental in residential areas as a zoning violation. Timerie Gordon and her husband Christian Nielsen have roots in Santa Cruz. Since 2007, Gordon and her husband have owned and operated Nielsen Studios, and they own their home. Until this year, they rented a long-term with a shared wall attached to their home. They recently switched it to a vacation rental in order to keep the availability open for when family or friends decide to visit, while still making some money in the meantime. She notes they have not—as of yet—made as much as they did with a long-term rental, and even if they do in the future, the money isn’t what’s important to her. She believes the committee members who operate shortterm vacation rentals were able to put aside their personal interests because they still have a vested interest in Santa Cruz. “There is a quality-of-the-neighborhood issue,” she says. “There are signs all over that if [vacation rentals are] undiscussed, things can get out of hand.”

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JOIN US IN SUPPORTING A TRAIL-ONLY OPTION FOR THE COASTAL CORRIDOR We supported Measure D and are delighted we are now a Self-Help County and have the money to improve our transportation systems. We want to spend our tax dollars from Measure D most effectively to GET PEOPLE MOVING NOW. We have completed an independent study of a Trail-Only option for the Coastal Corridor. The study was done by Nelson Nygaard, an internationally recognized transportation consulting firm (www.nelsonnygaard.com).

You can read it for yourself here: www.greatsantacruztrail.com WE BELIEVE, AFTER EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH OF ALL OPTIONS, THAT THE TRAIL-ONLY DESIGN IS THE ONLY SOLUTION THAT GETS THE MOST PEOPLE MOVING AT A COST OUR COMMUNITY CAN AFFORD. WHY? • The Trail-Only scenario is projected to move 6,105 bicyclists and 7,462 pedestrians daily compared to 2,750 roundtrips for passenger rail for about 10% of the cost of the Rail-withTrail plans.

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• There are numerous and costly design constraints for any rail option, which includes 22 trestles as well as sloughs, steep embankments, sensitive habitats and lots of trees. Segment 7, the FIRST segment being built in Santa Cruz, has come in at DOUBLE the budgeted cost.

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• There is a substantial difference in the user experience between walking and bicycling adjacent to an active train versus the TrailOnly approach. The Trail-Only design receives grades of A’s and B’s and the Rail-with-Trail plan receives E’s and F’s. Trail-Only separates bikes and pedestrians whereas Rail-with-Trail does not. Railwith-Trail also forgoes forever the beauty, tranquility and emission-free outcomes of a Trail-Only approach. • Countless examples from other communities nationwide show the popularity and wisdom of public investments in pedestrian and bike friendly infrastructure. Over 90% of rail corridors nationwide have been converted to Trail-Only. • There is an option to preserve the right-ofway for use by future transit technologies. It’s called Rail Banking and many communities nationwide use it.

You will hear many myths about why we can’t do this. Here are some of the most common myths: MYTH #1: A train will dramatically relieve congestion on Hwy 1. FALSE. Of 100,000 cars on Hwy 1 each day, the RTC’s own study shows only 2,750 daily roundtrips by train, of which only 300 are Watsonville to Santa Cruz commuters. MYTH #2: We can only build a narrow trail next to the tracks in order to preserve the option for future passenger rail service. FALSE. Railbanking the corridor preserves future transit options. Let’s use the entire corridor for the next 20 years while we see what future transportation technologies evolve. MYTH #3: A train is the only way to serve low income or disabled residents. FALSE. Trains are one of the most costly and least reliable ways to serve the transportation needs of low income and disabled residents. Better options include expanded METRO and Lift Line services, taxi, Lyft and Uber vouchers and free bus passes. MYTH #4: The trail portion of the Rail-with-Trail plan is one CONTIGUOUS trail. FALSE. The trail will have to go onto streets or have some other workaround at many trestles and other impediments. It is NOT one contiguous trail due to the need to accommodate a train. And we know that Santa Cruz is the 2nd least safe of 58 counties in CA to ride bikes on the street. MYTH #5: We will likely get federal and state money to pay for a train. HIGHLY UNLIKELY. Due to our low county population and forecasted ridership, we will rank low in securing competitive federal and state grants. And any annual subsidies, currently projected at $9M per year, will come from taxpayers in the form of ANOTHER sales tax. MYTH #6: We purchased the rail corridor with Prop 116 state money, and thus are obligated to implement a train. FALSE. We can return the $10.2M of Prop 116 funds to the CA Transportation Commission (CTC) and save $600M over 30 years by not building, operating and subsidizing a train that few people will ride. MYTH #7: You hate trains. FALSE. We love trains! We travel by trains. We like Roaring Camp RR. Trains are great— when they make sense. MYTH #8: It’s too hard—there are too many contracts to change. FALSE. All it takes is political will.

So, why wait for 20 years and spend millions of dollars “studying” these “options” when we can easily look at the data today and make an informed decision? Write to your city councilpersons and county supervisors and tell them clearly that the large majority of voters want “a wide, beautifully landscaped, and completely off-street multi-use trail running from Davenport to Watsonville.” Join Us on Facebook by Liking Great Santa Cruz Trail Group


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Cesar Castillo Cesar Diaz Chad Kaesemeyer Chai Bryce Chaim Chester Chardonnay Boger Charles Baylis Charles Carlson Charles Hawley Charles Peoples Charlie Smith Charlotte Multer Chayton Clark Cherie Bobbe Cheryl Keenan Chick Webb Chris Haskins Chris Lofano Chris Murphy Chris Niemitz Chris Peoples Chris Scholl Chris Wagner-Jauregg Christian Zajac Christina Grant Christina Haslam Christina Rincon Christine Barry Christine Bowman Christine Matheny Christine Woosley Christopher Carothers Christopher Chapman Christopher Harbster Christopher Wentling Christy Brune Christy Tall Ciera Cross Cindy Jarrold Cindy Melter Cindy O’Brien Claire Conklin Claire Kleffel Claire McCoy Claire Whitelaw Clark Clark Clay Heberly Clay Johnson Clayton Anderson Colette Grey Colin Herrick Colin Parsons Colleen McLaughlin Colleen Stobbe Connie Jensen Constanze Frei Corey Chrysler Corey Spadaccini Craig French Craig McNamara Craig Springbett Craig Vachon Cristin French Curtis Ami Cynthia Carabba Cynthia Frost Cynthia Loosley Cynthia McCarley Cynthia Rothmeier Dan Ackerstein Dan Altman Dan Brune Dan Denevan Denevan Dan Garcia Dan Kamalani Dan Moffat Dane Elliot Dane Scurich Daniel Balbas Daniel Bennett Daniel Friedman Daniel Gomez Daniel Rola Danielle Faraola Danielle Kile Danny Kent Dara Herrick Darcy Thole Dave Evans Dave Herndon Dave Mckay Dave Potter Dave Riggs Dave Sullivan Dave Turner David Barauna David Bartoletti David Carlson David Chesluk David Coombs David Criswell David Delucchi David DeTeso David Draeger David Dressler David Emberson David Ezroj David Giannini David Haussler David Hunt David Jones David Lockwood

David McCormic David Mondragon David Multer David Ross David Tomasello David Warren Dawn Mokracek Dean and Ann Hoppe Dean Cutter Dean & Joanne Storkan Dean Morrow Deana Alloin Deanna Burns Deanna Seagraves Deb Molina Debi Pinorini Debora Friedman Deborah Tablak Deborah Allen Deborah Baloff Deborah Collins Deborah Connell Deborah Shulman Debra Feldstein Debra Jones Debra Wiesner Debrah Hutchings Demetria Whisenhunt Dennis Gonzalez Dennis Porath Dennis Pramstaller Dennis Speer Devin Avey Devon Linneman Devona Floodman Dexter Hardcastle Diana Adamic Diana Cooper Diane Cooley Diane Koenig Diane Rivas Diego Link Dilma Dover Dina El Dessouky Diogenes Jasso Dominique Hollister Don Campbell Don Carman Don Willet Donald Hershberger Donald Hicks Donald Imwalle Donald Schmitz Dondi Gaskill Donna Crivello Donna Heyl Donna Moon Doreen O’Donovan Dory Mansfield Doug Chase “I wholeheartedly support the Trail Only initiative.”

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Doug Heath Doug Huskey Douglas Doherty Douglas Hessel Douglas Kane Douglass Weymouth Dr Lucretia Mann Drew Burnham Drew McWilson Dulce Lizarraga Dwight Goss Dylan Aramburu Dylan Brody Dylan Fetzer Dylan Manning Dylan Morrish Dylan O’Leary Ed Bacher Ed Colligan Ed van der Zande Edward Durkee Edward Star Eileen Sambrailo Einar Vollset Eleanor Perazzo Elena Rubalcaba Elisabeth Wood Elise Hughes Elise Scheuermann Elizabeth Barajas Elizabeth Brotz Elizabeth Clifton Elizabeth Murphy Elizabeth Spiegl Elizabeth Turner Elke Riesterer Ellen Dobbs Everlove Ellen Martinez Ellen Vogt Elliot McDonald Elliott Sidey Emily Clark Emily Cohan Emily Reilly Emma Beckstrom Enda Brennan Enid Brock

Matti Peoples Joanne Walters Lex Van Den Berghe Kellee Livingston Jodey Pini Lilia Chagolla Kelley Youmans Maureen Camozzi Joe Downie Lillian Leanos Kelli Cole Maureen Dunphy Joe Krammer Lincoln West Kelly Finneran Maureen Moore Joe Armando Rubalcaba Kelly Foos Linda Martin Max Bruning Joe Stoken Linda Serrato Kelly Sauder Max Glynn Joel Boutros Linda Unger Kelly Shafsky Maylynn Tam Joel Wheeler Lindsey Amos Kelly Smith Meg Kobe Joell Hallowell Lisa Alloin Ken Kambic Meg Vollema Sipes Lisa Carlton Ken Lown Megan Martinelli Jacob Martinez Joelle Joelle Treanor Lisa Holcombe Ken Miller Mel Connet Jacob Michaelsen Johanna Lighthill Lisa Lachlan Ken Surber Melanie Hopper Jacob Zivanovich John Basile Lisa Smith Kendall Saville Melanie Kitchen Jaime Garfield John Burke Lisa Theriot Kendra King Melissa Holloway Jairo Restrepo Kendra McQueen John Va De Veer Lisa Tripp Melissa Lausen Jake O’Gorman Kenju Suzuki John Devlin Liz Whiteley Melissa Welliver James Bogard Kenneth Brown John Fangary “This trail will be an Melody Culver James Brock Kenneth Graham John Higham incredible asset to Mercado Manuel James Cook Kenny Kusumoto John Larse Santa Cruz County. Mercy Kendall James Everingham Kent Thrasher John Marshall Given the county’s James Heilig Meredith Wall “We need to encourageKenyon Kluge long, narrow shape, a Merlin Thomas James HennesseeKeri Waters our community to dedicated trail running Merrilee Tunink Bresett Kevin Conway get active—the its length would be James Herbert Micaela DiPiero health benefits are Kevin Craft transformative.” James Hogue Micah Breeden Kevin Fennimore Lloyd Tabb James Laudenslager enormous.” Michael Bryant John Martinelli Fennimore Logan Byara James Penprase Michael Burns Kevin Hanks John Moore James Reichmuth Logun Fagundes Michael Clark Kevin Le John Mudd James Salvino Lorelei Janis Michael DeCorte Kieran Horn John Orlando James Tucker Loren Goodman Michael Forster Kim Bierman John Pain James Upton Lori Bohl Michael Gardner Kim Guiley John Scalo Jamie Bassmann Kimberly Kelly Goddard Lori Iverson Michael Grabill John van Seggern Jamie Fend Lorna Campion Kira Martin Michael Hamerly Jolan Miller Jamie Johnson Lorraine Valdez Kira Wampler Michael Hollister Jon Curcio Jamie Lesan Lou Rose Kirra Paskins Michael Kerbyson Jana Mogor-Lessard Jon Mondor Louis Barnes Kirsten Erickson Michael Kretsch Jon Winston Jane Farrar LuAnn Martin Kirsten Haspe Michael Lavigne Jonah Lepak Jane Freedman Lucinda Cannon Kittleson Tom Michael Maler Jonathan Hollister Jane Peace Kiyo Gaza Lucy Carr Michael McBride Jordan Kepler Janet Allinger Kourey Cotton Luke Aronie Michael Milward Gary Griggs Jorge Bru Janet Andreasen Krista Cook Luke DeBrito Michael Moore Gary Heath Jorge Cruz Janet Miller Kristen Pocock Lynn Ramirez Michael Orendurff Gary Hirthler Jorge Duque Janet Reedy Kristene Roberson Lynn Sanders Michael Parisi Parisi Gary Johnson Jose Santana Janet Singer Kristie Carruthers Lynnett Elliott Michael Pitt Gary Lindeke Joseph Morici Janice Crompton Kristin Tosello Lynnette Mello Michael Rudolph Gavin McClure Joseph Reiter Janice Serilla Kristin Wyatt Maddy Miller Michael Schwieterman Geoff Arens Joseph Salgado Janice Thorpe Kristina Campbell Makaila Lopez Michael Singer Geoff Eisenberg Josh White Jaron Ballard Kristine Macdonald Malia Horn Michael Sullivan Geoffrey Smith Josh Williams Jasmin Rocha Kully Mandon Mallory Miller Michael Toland Geoffrey Smith Joshua Forsythe Jason Anderlite Kurt Almendras Mandy Spitzer George Centeno Joshua Martinez Jason Gingery Michael Vensel Kyle Harder Manuel Rosas George Myers Joyce Roby Jason Kolb Michael Zelver Kyle Taylor Manuel Zavala George Wilbanks Juan Macias Jason Nevin Michele Claussen Kyle Thiermann Marc Reinig Gilberto Duran Judit Tiser Jason Ritchey Michele Manna Kylee Heath Marc De Sousa Gina Colfer Judith Kinst Jason Wichelmann Michele Whizin Lael Ambrose Marceline Chaney Gina Cuneo Judson Ward Jaye Drizin Michelle Ausland Lali Sinjur Marcia Barrett Gina Wheeler Judy Hettick Jean Anderson Michelle Bell Lance Anderson Ginger Ramin Judy Littlefield Jean Mahoney Marcia Heinegg Michelle Bradley Lanette Felsch Glen Stribling Judy Male Jeanette Bell Marcia Lipsenthal Michelle Dutton Larry Bercovich Glen Wilcox Julia Clapham Jeff Brothers Margaret Erickson Michelle Michaels Larry Leeder Glenda Thomas Julia Elman Jeff Dean Margaret Hellmann Michelle Miranda Laura Brown Glenn Saltz Julia Graham Jeff Fiorovich Margaret McCulley Laura Ferguson Michelle Van Schoick Gomez Carla Julianne Foxworthy Jeff Lapierre Margaret Rosa-Sanftner Michelle Shippen Laura Kasa Gonzalo de Elizalde Juliano Jochims Jeff Nealon Margaret Seibert Laura Livingston Mike Alperin Grace Hyde Julie Bated Jeff Schmelter Maria Alicia Blancas Mike Donohue Laura Milosevich Grace Olin Julie Broder Jeff Stallings Bustamante Laura Mitchler Mike Lelieur Grant Codiga Julie Broomfield Jeff Tavangar Maria Granados-Boyce Mike Lyon Laura Temple Greg Crandall Julie Francis Jeff Warrick Maria Leblanc Lauren Cutter Mike Marketello Greg Cross Julie James Jeffr Easter Lauren Granlund Maria Reitano Mike McClellan Greg Heath Julie Martin Jeffrey Adler Lauren Kennedy Marian Van Ham Mike McLay Greg Weber Julie Maxwell Jemma Piasecki Lauren Leff Marie Beaugureau Mike O’Boy Greta Hughes Julie Stockwell Jenae Replogle Lauren Matias Marie Wegrich Mike Pruitt Griffin Conway Juliet Goldstein Jenner Howland Lauren O’Brien Marie-Angela BridiMile Jennings Guy Chanda Julio Briceno Jennifer Eldredge Laurence McGann Milligan Miles Imwalle Guy Kawasaki Julio Harvey Jennifer Green Laurie Maciel Marilu Radilla Miles Pulk Guy Tiphane Julio Sandino Jennifer Heinlein Laurie Magarian Marilyn Calciano Miles Reiter Gwen Heskett Justina Bryant Jennifer Larzelere “Once in a lifetime, we Marino Hernandez Miles Wadsworth Hal Stanger Kaile West Jennifer Mauerman have the opportunity Marissa Swett Miranda Ganci Haley Azevedo Kali Turner Jennifer McNulty to do the right Maritza Jackson Miranda Gilmore Hallie Richmond Kara Orsak Jennifer O’Leary thing—forward Sandoval Hannah Anderson Karen Card Jennifer Rubin Miranda Schirmer thinking toward a Marjorie Sovey Hannah Wilson Jennifer Willoughby Karen Kirby Misael Barba sustainable future, not Mark Block Harriet Maglin Karen Menehan Jenny Marini Misty Navarro looking back over our Mark Boolootian Harry Domash Karen Semingson Jenny Murphy Mitch Desjardins shoulders to a past that Mark Nobler Heather Braga Kari Duggins Jens Williford Moises Ramos will never arrive.” Mark Ransler Heather Goodman Kari Kiely Jerel Smith Monica Meyer Laurie McCann Mark Scofield Heather Hedstrom Karine Gonzales Jeremy Lezin Monique Kremer Laurie Pimentel Heather Putnam Karl Shubert Jeremy McCarthy Mark Sutherland Mordechai Shapiro Laurie VanderWoude Marni Pitt Heidi Hanich Karla Oliveira “I grew up on the Morgan First Lauryn Barton Heidi Montoya Martin Engel converted Washington Karri Breslin Morgan Matias Lea Taddonio Heidi Nyburg Martin Martinez & Old Dominion trail— Karyl Rader Morgan Miller Leah Anderson Heidi Schriefer Karyn Kennedy Martina Lin Santa Cruz should Myrl Suite Leah Daugherty Heidi Soto Mary Jacoby embrace Trail Only.” Kate Connor N Montgomery Leah Teschner Henry Schrandt Katelyn Barrow Mary Jo Mann Jeremy Neuner Nadia Perez Leanne Butka Hexi Huang Katelyn Gagne Mary Reyes Naina Biswell Jeremy Teman Lee May Hillary Fritzius Katherine Mullikin Mary Selby Nancy Connelly Jerry Chiang Leigh Selby Holly O’Brien Katherine Terrell Mary Van Vliet Nancy Craig Jerry Finney Leila Kramer Holly Pipkin Kathie Stark Mary Warren Nancy Valek-Corbet Jesse Dybenko Leila McFadden Hugo Aguilar Kathleen Dempsey Mary Lou Weidlich Jessica Cannarozzi Nancy Vedovi Hunter Block Kathryn Steel Glynn Leilani Roberts Mason Redd Jessica Hansen Naomi Dresser Lejla Borovac Hunter Heath Kathryn LlewellynMateo Lettunich Jessica Rocha Naomi Moralez-Glenn Leland Olson Hunter Loosley Herne Matt Daley Jill Borba Naomi Sakoda Lennox Smith Ian Butler Kathy Astromoff Matt Darton Jill Heppner Nathan Escoto Lenny Mendonca Ian Waters Kathy Deteso Matt Kotila Jim Cumming Nathaniel James Leonard Anderson Idris Nolan Kathy Johnson Matt Low Jim Dixson Nathaniel Lenfestey Leslie Altman Ilan Nir Kathy Sinnott Jim Thoits Matt O’Leary Neal C Woods III Leslie Chow Ilona Bruning Katie Cox Jim Winters Matt Quinn Neiman Howe Leslie Evans Irene van der Zande Keerti Ayakannu Jim Zachos Matt Vork Ngan Tran Leslie Jaquith Irene Holombo Keith Bonzelaar Jo King Matthew Hoffman Niall Macken Leslie Muirhead Irene Miranda Keith Koenig Joan Darroch Matthew Quinn Leslie Paulides Irene Rinaldi Keith Schuler Nick Colligan Matthew Ryan Leta VanDenHeuvel Isaac Destout-Chavez Joan Staffen Keith Trainor Nick Gosseen Eric Jacoby Eric Pederson Eric Ressler Eric Schmidt Eric Tucker Eric Van Vliet Erica Butler Erik Nielsen Erin Farrar Erin groves Erin Reese Erin Sweeney Ernesto Castro Ethan Reavis Eugene Page Evan Hilton Evan Siroky Eve Eden Evelyn Taylor Everett Mudgett Evin Cotton Fabiola Alvarez Cervantes Foley Weems Fran Dillard Frank Anderson Frank Bien Frank Phanton Fred Seamon Freja Rasmussen Gabe Reyes Gabriel Austin Garrett Manning Garrett Presley Garth Taylor Gary Conley “I believe Trail Only is the best choice for Santa Cruz.”

Isai Hernandez Jack Brown Jack Keenan Jackie Nunez Jaclyn Etcheverry Jacob Arnold “Trail Only provides the best transit plan for Watsonville.”

Nick Gosseen Nick Kambic Nicole Beck Nicole Garland Nicole Ottaviano Nikolas Greenson Nina Dunaven Noah Dillman Noah Fox Noel Quinn Norbert Borbely Noreen Mahoney Oksana Chabanenko Olivia Maennche Pablo Castro Pablo Kiger Pam Boland Pamela Matuas Pamela Stevenson Panagos Pateras Patrice Beckstrom “We can preserve future transit options with Trail Only and use the Coastal Corridor now.”

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Patricia Hansen Patricia Newby Patricia Romo Patricia Stepovich Patrick Barry Patrick Carcerano Patrick Carstens Patrick Denney Patrick Haywood Patrick Lewis Patty Ciesla Patty Winters Paul Allen Paul Boyer Paul Iverson Paul Lessard Paul Mecozzi Paul Niday Paul Richeson Paul Schraub Paul Schwartz Paula Woods Pavlovich Linda Penny Chesluk Peter Belew Peter Cook Peter Goodman Peter Meehan Peter Rothschild Peter Scholz Peter Townsend Peter Truman Peter Wampler Petronella Van Dam Pilar Cox-Low Presley Heath Priscilla Lopez Punit Parmar Purea Koenig Rachael Brown Rachael Henrichsen Rachel Anderson Rachel Heberly Rachel Morpeth Rachel Roush Rachel Strawn Rachel Whiting RaeDawn Bohn Raleigh Koritz Ralph Torrisi Randal Kleis Randall Finchum Randall Harrell Randall Nacamuli Randall Venn Randy Repass Raquel Talarico Ray Arias Raymond Spinelli Raymond Thomas Raymond Triplett Rebecca Botelho Rebecca Casas Rebecca Cole Rebecca Colligan Rebecca Jot Rebecca Byron Kleis Rebecca Nolan Rebecca Wurster Reed Dahlmeier Rene Netter Renee Waggener Rhonda Van Dyk Rhonda Schlosser Rhonda howard vachon Rich Taylor Richard Armendariz Richard Kollmar Richard Roark Richard S Richard Singer

Richard Villa Rick Bar Rick Harrison Rick Krakowski Rick Weiss Rick Weiss Rick Whitcomb Rob Raffaelli Robert Boettiger Robert Cornejo Robert Ellenwood Robert Faus Robert Gaskill Robert Johnson Robert Jones Robert Marani Robert Martone Robert Matias Robert Ruedi Robert Schneider Robert Stephens Robert Xiques Roberta Jackson Roberta McGann Robin Anderson Robin Berman Robin Chase Robin Cross Robin Nacamuli Ron Rackley Ronald Bourret Ronnie Garcia Rory Barnaby Rory howalnd Rosalie Bruning Rose Ashford Rose Filicetti Rosemarie Peoples Rosemary Milich Rozalynn Erickson Russ Harris Russell Simpkins Ruth Mehr Ruth Selan Ryan Barrett Ryan Colligan Ryan Hoffman Ryan Hughes Ryan Lee Ryan McGrath Ryan Parola Ryan Ramirez Ryan Shapiro Ryan Whitelaw Ryan Zash Sabra Reyes Sage Walker Sally Dyrdahl Sally Munro Sally Smith-Weymouth Salvetoria Larter Sam DeNicola Sam Pederson “The Trail-Only scenario is best for the residents of Capitola as reflected in the Vision Capitola report.”

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Samantha Reek Samantha Schmitz Samuel Randazzo Sanchez Delsy Sandra Bader Sandra Caruba Sandra Russell Sandrine Georges Sands Palumbo Sandy Baron Sanjeev Tandon Sara S Bratovic Sara Isenberg Sara Rauch Sara Swenson Sarah Albright Sarah Hulick Sarah Pittiglio Saralee McCormick Sasha Wylde Saul Zamora Scot Pettit Scott Braymer Scott Edelstein Scott Farber Scott Lesan Scott Owen Scott Russo Scott Silva Scott Zmiewsky Sean Kagan Sean Moriarty Sean Mulvaney Seb Kemp Sebastian Frey Selesa Webster Sergio Fuentes Shade Byron

Shahe Moutafian Shane Bell Shane Heath Shane Kloepfer Shannon Corbin Shannon Cotton Shannon Demma Sharai Simpkins Sharon Garcia Shashi Gies Shea Sullivan Sheila MclaughlinMayang Shelly Ritchie Sheri Macaya “As a physical therapist in support of an active lifestyle, I believe in the Trail Only approach —it is great for the environment and the health and well-being of our community!

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Bay Dreamer The late Doug Ross was honored by GT readers this year as Best Artist. But he was so much more, as well—engineer, inventor, educator, volunteer animal rescuer, and friend to many, Ross leaves a Santa Cruz legacy unlike any other BY MARIA GRUSAUSKAS

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“In another life, he would have been a scientist,” says Ginger Mosney, Ross’ wife and partner for just shy of 30 years. “He loved working with biologists. It was an outlet for that side of him and he saw it was needed.” She’s standing in her sunny kitchen in midtown, an early craftsmanstyle house with arched entryways reminiscent of the lines in Ross’s artwork. Open doors let the breeze through. Though she and Ross left their native Toronto, where they met working in her uncle’s framing shop, more than 25 years ago, her Canadian accent comes through whenever she says “about.” A horseback rider and animal lover herself,

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ver the years, sightings of the tall, broad-shouldered artist Doug Ross—complete with his signature Converse high-tops, of which he owned a rainbow’s array—became a common fixture in downtown Santa Cruz. “He was like this big, gentle giant kind of guy, and I always think of him walking around downtown,” says Matthew Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz. “No matter what, he would always stop. I think it took a while for him to get from where he was going, from Pacific Avenue back to Cruzioworks [where he was one of the first coworkers to set up residency], because he’d just walk and talk with you.” But Ross could also be spotted on a remote beach, wearing rubber boots and wielding a giant net to rescue a sick or entangled sea lion, as a trained volunteer for the Marine Mammal Center (MMC). Or at the helm of the Whale Entanglement Team’s (WET) 40-foot Albin, in pursuit of a humpback mired by a crab pot line. Or down at the harbor, checking on a sea-water-dissolving device he engineered for whale rescue efforts in Hawaii. Or pouring some of his homemade grappa for friends at a First Friday art show. Or, most recently, clearing his throat to practice his next presentation speech with his Toastmasters group. The reality is that Ross wore many hats, or shoes, if you will, and the heartbreak brought by his unexpected passing in December, at the age of 55, is of a magnitude that shakes not just the local art world, but the entire community. Ross, who was voted Best Artist by GT readers in this year’s Best Of contest (and whose artwork is found throughout these pages) will also be honored in the NEXTies awards on March 24, with the Artist of the Year award memorialized in his name. “Because we thought his legacy is so strong in our community,” says Swinnerton, who is also organizer of the NEXTies. Ross donated countless hours volunteering, collaborating with many local businesses and makers and designing art to benefit several nonprofits—from the MMC and WET to the Santa Cruz Bat Conservancy, the Santa Cruz Arts Council, and others. But, in many cases, he was just getting started.

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It seems like these aspects of Mosney also helped Ross with his character guided Ross throughout business. “Doug and I had a really life: “As a boy and young man Doug similar aesthetic. We like all the always followed his own path same things, and we hate all the same regardless of what others were things,” she says. About 9 years into doing or thought … If it rained you dating, the two married in Vegas on knew Doug would be late coming Halloween—she dressed as a banana, home from school as he was picking he a gorilla. up the worms from the road and Behind the house and out past placing them gently back on lawns. the weeping bottle brush tree that When the rest of his brothers were surely inspired Ross’s Hummingbird figuring out print is the print ways to harvest studio where squirrels, Doug Ross made his was inventing a art, and a smaller, tracking device comparably inside a walnut immaculate shell to find studio he built to out where they buried them— frame in. Drawers this was at about upon drawers 10 years of age,” store Ross’s writes his older extensive body of brother David fine art—which Ross on his consists of more Facebook page, than 120 originals, Mosney’s blue and a few more eyes spark as that have yet to she talks about be printed. In the the countless printing studio, animals she saw Mosney flicks on her husband INTENSIVE CARE Doug Ross holding the vacuum table save over the a harbor seal pup during a midnight that Ross built years, from the feeding at the MMC's triage center in himself, and an small bunny they Moss Landing. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MMC ancient vacuum encountered late cleaner roars to one night, hit by life beneath it, sucking the paper a car, to “I can’t tell you how many tight to the hole-flecked workspace birds,” to the more heroic efforts above. An old tin can mounted to the involving pulley systems he rigged to workbench serves as a holster for the retrieve marine mammals up jagged cliffs. “Doug was a little bit younger hair dryer he used to dry his prints. and very fit, so he could kind of do This same studio, where Ross a lot of the more difficult rescues,” began the fine art portion of his says Mosney. “So a lot of times [the career in 2006, is where he also built Marine Mammal Center] would call a still, and for years made wine and him to do just these crazy rescues, grappa—dubbed “the only delicious an animal that no one thought could grappa I’ve ever tasted,” by his be caught, and he’d be like ‘No, I can longtime Cruzio friend Eric Johnson, totally get that, no problem.’” co-founder of Hilltromper. “What happened was in 2001 we “If I had a mission statement for actually lost, tragically, a friend of Doug, it would be something like ours,” says Mosney. “And it kind of ‘Make stuff, rescue animals,” says makes you think, how can we make Mosney. “And if you can’t make stuff, a difference, what can we do? So in support people that do make stuff, and 2002 we both started volunteering at if you can’t rescue animals, support the Marine Mammal Center. And that people who do rescue animals.” ended up being a huge part of his life.”

If there was an entanglement, says Mosney, Ross would drop everything to go help, heading down to Moss Landing to jump on the WET boat, or heading out in his Dodge Ram pick-up with its ‘SEAL TRK’ license plate to assess and rescue an animal reported to MMC. “He was so, like, passionately moral,” says Johnson. “But he did it with such a sense of humor, and such a light touch that you wouldn’t even know it about him. But it was also just this sense of justice. The animals that he rescued, almost all of them were in trouble because of human activity. He just felt like it was his personal duty, as a representative of mankind, to go out and do this work.” Indeed, the calls delegated to MMC’s Special Rescue Operations (SRO), of which Ross was a trained volunteer, included the more difficult water rescues and often involved entanglements by humansourced debris. “Sometimes it is fishery lines,” says David Zahniser, manager of the MMC’s SRO, and based at the main hospital in the Marin Headlands. But he’s seen everything from frisbees to binoculars to a snorkel mask wrapped around animals. “So, it’s quite variable. One of the leading entanglements right now are those white packing strips.”

SEAL TRK Run entirely by volunteers except for one paid employee, the MMC oversees 600 miles of coastline between Mendocino and San Luis Obispo counties, rescuing and rehabilitating 600-800 marine mammals a year. Many of these animals have been prematurely separated from their mothers, are malnourished, or are suffering from illnesses, such as domoic acid poisoning. The SRO team is trained to use sedative darts that also serve as a transmitter, so that an animal can be tracked. The animals are then taken in for a full medical evaluation, treated, and released back into the wild. “[Ross] was an integral part in both running the operation, but also developing the program itself,” says

Zahniser. “He was truly a modern day Renaissance man. Engineer, artist, athlete. From boat driver to capturing the animal to designing the equipment. He was often the person in charge on the ground. I valued his input and expertise.” The MMC is also involved in helping to fundraise and raise awareness about the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal, helping to open a hospital for them on the Big Island. For the past 5 years, Ross designed T-shirts to sell at the MMC’s booth at the Aloha Outrigger competition, with 100-percent of sales going to the hospital, where the crews wear them. “His work drew people in, it gave us an opportunity to talk to people about the monk seals and their plight,” says Westside resident Zee Zaballos, who joined MMC nine years ago and says Ross was a great mentor to her. At barely 5′1″, Zaballos says Ross noticed her struggling with the heavy MMC nets, so he custom-built one for her a few years back. “He considered my height, he considered animals that I would be going after and what their weight would be, and how much the net would actually take,” says Zaballos. “I go everywhere with it.” Just a couple weekends ago, Zaballos says she used the net to capture, without fear, a 200-pound sub-adult sea lion at Capitola Beach that was showing the mental confusion associated with domoic acid poisoning.

A BETTER BUOY Ross was also an integral part of the Whale Entanglement Team. Before Peggy Stap, executive director and founder of Marine Life Studies, co-founded WET with Mary Whitney of the Fluke Foundation, no formalized network or hotline existed on the West Coast for entangled whales. Stap began what she calls an “uphill battle” to get WET up and running in 2006, and it became fully operational in 2013. Ross joined as a volunteer soon after. Now, NOAA funds the tollfree hotline, 1-877-SOS-WHALE or marine channel 16 USCG. “I just figured we’d get it started,

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Score some water knowledge! Check out the spring event lineup. MAR 22: World Water Day Waste water treatment plant tour, 10:30am-12:00pm. MAR 20-26: Fix-A-Leak Week Free toilet dye-tab kits and water-saving devices available. APR 18: Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant Tour See recently improved treatment infrastructure. 10:30am-12:00pm, ages 10+.

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APR 22: Earth Day Visit the Water Conservation Coalition booth to learn how to save water and money.

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and someone like NOAA would take it over, but that’s not the case,” Stap says, though she says they do work closely with NOAA. “For the whole West Coast, there were 18 reports [of entangled whales] between 2000 and 2013,” says Stap. Ten of those were off California, and six were off of Northern California, she says. Last year, she confirms 23 reports of entangled whales in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) alone, though she is still waiting for finalized numbers. Crab fishing lines are the most common entanglement, though over the past few years she says the industry has been working closely with NOAA and WET to mitigate such entanglements. When boaters call in a whale, it’s important they stay near it until WET arrives to attach a telemetry buoy to the line—otherwise it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack, Stap says. The buoy tracks the whale as it dives and sometimes migrates hundreds of miles, while WET continues to work with it for multiple days. “You just don’t start slashing away, you’ve got to plan ahead, plan your cuts,” explained Ross in his March 2016 Pechakucha presentation, since the lines are often embedded in the whales’ flesh. Ross helped respond to six disentanglement calls in the Monterey Bay last year, but he was also an active participant in training sessions, and volunteered his time to work on equipment—most notably designing a new telemetry buoy for WET. “[Our current one] weighs probably around 48 pounds, so Doug was developing one that was more hydrodynamic so it would cause less drag,” says Stap. Ross drew up plans for a better buoy, and got local surfboard shaper J Atencio to build its core. Local model builder David Rees spent three days melting lead in Ross’s backyard to give it ballast. Stap and Ross measured the drag on the new buoy, and found it to be one-third of the previous buoy. But Ross planned to keep improving it, and just a week before he passed away, he had sent

his plans for a second buoy to Brian Peterson of Eastside Industries, after chatting with him about it at a Pop-Up on Pleasure Point where they had had neighboring booths. “Just this week [Stap and I] exchanged a couple emails, trying to get that going again,” says Peterson. “I’d love to be able to help.” Ross was also instrumental in designing a release device for Ed Lyman, Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator for NOAA in Hawaii, so that whales swimming from Hawaii to Alaska wouldn’t have to drag a buoy all that distance. Ross took Lyman’s existing device, made from seawater-dissolving zinc, and improved it. “I took some down to the harbor, and sure enough, it dissolves in seawater in about two weeks,” said Ross in his presentation. “However, it’s fairly small and won’t really hold onto a whale that well, so we decided to build a mechanical clasp around it to increase the strength … So I designed this mechanical clasp, which through leverage increases the strength of the clasp three times, and it dissolves in seawater in 14 days, and then the whale swims away and we get our tracking device back.” Ross found local Roy Holmberg, a metal sculptor on the Westside, to make 20 clasps for free, and they were sent to Hawaii to be put to use.

WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE IN A DREAM Ross’s artistic style is best described in his artist statement at Artisans Gallery: “Whether it’s art or illustration, I try to create images that convey an idea without unnecessary details. I minimize everything as much as possible, to get at the essence of the thing. What makes a person look like a person, a car like a car—not any particular make and model of a car, just a car, the idea of a car, what you might see in a dream, when you are not using your eyes.” His graphic design background is evident in his refined forms and pleasing color palettes—but the fine art part of his career came only over the last 12 years. He learned how to silk screen from a neighbor, Andree LeBourveau, of the Tannery’s Printmaking Collective, and began

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Best Of SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 2017 BAY DREAMER <22 designing and building his own equipment. Following his success at art shows and Open Studios, he slowly began doing less illustration work and more fine art, which has attracted a large following locally, especially among Santa Cruz’s vast network of marine biologists, says Mosney. “I think he landed on silk screen because it’s a very technical art form and that appealed to him. It also lends itself to his style which is very graphic and modern, and precise,” she says. “The other thing that I think he liked about it is that it’s accessible, it’s just a very affordable medium for people, and I think that’s probably part of why he got so popular.” Before that, and beginning in 1991, Ross produced thousands of works as a freelance illustrator. With an agent in New York and clients that spanned National Geographic to the New York Times and dozens of other prominent magazines, newspapers and corporations—though not oil companies, he’s pointed out (he was trained in oil spill cleanup response)—Ross did so well, says Ginger, that they were able to buy their house in Santa Cruz. “Some of our last conversations were about the fact that he realized that he really liked interacting with people, and that his work prior, where he was mainly an illustrator, felt a lot more solitary,” says Linnaea Holgers James, owner of Artisans. Ross was the first artist she brought into Artisans on her own, after he walked in one day with some prints under his arm. “So when he was able to do work about sea creatures, which was one of his passions, and then be able to talk to people about sea creatures, it was like shooooom,” she says, gesturing above her head a total-mind expansion. “And he was really planning on pursuing that avenue and just kind of going more and more that way.” In a 2015 Event Santa Cruz speech entitled “Un-Starving Artists”— which Swinnerton says Ross practiced for a month beforehand with his Toastmasters group—Ross said: “I wanted to be an artist, because that’s what I think I really am. So, I just decided to be an artist

one day.” To do that, he took his working method for illustration and applied it to art: “I have an assignment, I have a deadline, and I have a story.” Aside from a collection of bicycle-related works, Ross credited that ever-crucial story part to his interactions with sea life through MMC and WET. His last piece-in-progress is of the bikepath at Wilder Ranch, which exists in its artist proof stage at Artisans. “Particularly with the Santa Cruz images, as soon as he did one—and it was the UCSC Bike Path, and it was really well received— I said ‘you’ve gotta do another.’ And so he did West Cliff, and then it was the Humpbacks after that, and then he did Natural Bridges,” says Holgers James. “My last conversation with him was when he and I were looking at [Wilder Ranch] and we were talking about the grasses and the bikes … Sometimes I’d say ‘oh you should do this, and he would say ‘Well, let me go ask Ginger.’ He really, I think, valued those two opinions. And he was really open to suggestions and hearing and getting input.” Holgers James and Mosney plan to continue the Doug Ross product line by continuing the textiles that he had begun doing—the first few marine-life-printed table runners and pillows of which are currently at Artisans and Agency. “Animals are amazing. Animals are the original super heroes,” said Ross, in his 2015 Event Santa Cruz speech. “Animals can actually fly, and they can see in the dark with sonar, like bats and stuff, so why not do animals? Animals rock.”

CONTINUING ROSS’ MARINE WORK The MMC encourages people to call the MMC hotline—open 24 hours a day—if they see a struggling animal, at 633-6298. Dialing 911 will also route callers to MMC. Ventana Surfboards is selling a humpback T-shirt designed by Ross at ventanasurfboards.com, with 100-percent of proceeds going to WET, which runs entirely on donations. To see more art by Doug Ross, visit dougrossfineart.com.


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All their bowls are named after famous Brazilians in history. ANDREA PATTON

RUNNERS-UP HARBOR CAFÉ, WALNUT AVENUE CAFÉ APTOS / SOQUEL

RED APPLE CAFÉ 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, 685-1224, redappleaptos.com

RUNNERS-UP SILVER SPUR, SUNRISE CAFÉ CAPITOL A

GAYLE’S BAKERY 504 Bay Ave., Capitola, 462-1200, gaylesbakery.com

RUNNERS-UP AVENUE CAFÉ, CLIFF CAFÉ SAN LORENZO

AUNTIE MAME’S 3103 Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley, 438-1840

RUNNERS-UP HEAVENLY ROADSIDE CAFÉ, MOLLIE’S COUNTRY CAFÉ

RUNNERS-UP COMPANION BAKESHOP, GAYLE’S BAKERY

WATSONVILLE

Barbecue

589 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville, 761-9551

APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St., Aptos, 662-1721, aptosstbbq.com

RUNNERS-UP COLE’S BBQ & CATERING, MISSION ST. BBQ

RED APPLE CAFÉ RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ ELLA, COWBOYS CORNER CAFÉ

Brunch HARBOR CAFÉ

Bar Food

535 7th Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-4948, harborcafesantacruz.com

515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

RUNNERS-UP 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS, CHAMINADE

515 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 425-5051, 515santacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP CROW’S NEST, PARISH PUBLICK HOUSE

Bread They started a peanut butter acai bowl (called “Ayrton Senna” on the menu), which can be made with an extra scoop of peanut butter on top.

819 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 427-0646, zacharyssantacruz.com

COMPANION BAKESHOP 2341 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 252-2253, campanionbakeshop.com

RUNNERS-UP THE BUTTERY, GAYLE’S BAKERY

Burger SANTA CRUZ

BETTY BURGERS 505 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-8190, bettyburgers.com 1222 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 600-7056

RUNNERS-UP BURGER., JACK’S HAMBURGERS

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WINNERS <29 APTOS/SOQUEL

BURGER. 7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 662-2811, burgeraptos.com

RUNNERS-UP CARPO’S, THE HIDEOUT CAPITOL A

BETTY BURGERS 1000 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-5901, bettyburgers.com

RUNNERS-UP EAST END GASTROPUB, PARADISE BEACH GRILLE SAN LORENZO VALLEY

MALONE’S GRILLE 4402 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 438-2244, malonesgrille.com

RUNNERS-UP COWBOY BAR & GRILL, CREMER HOUSE WATSONVILLE

WOODEN NICKEL 1819 Freedom Blvd., Freedom, 724-2600

RUNNERS-UP ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT, MAIN STREET BURGERS

Burrito SANTA CRUZ

TACOS MORENO 1053 Water St., Santa Cruz, 429-6095

RUNNERS-UP EL PALOMAR, TAQUERIA VALLARTA

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APTOS/SOQUEL

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Best Breakfast Santa Cruz ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT

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In 1985, UCSC grads Tom Watson and Cathy Kriege opened Zachary’s on a historic Pacific Avenue site as a way to stay in Santa Cruz.

The building survived the 1989 earthquake after being yellowtagged for a nail-biting six weeks.

All of their bakery items are made in-house, including three kinds of bread, coffee cake, scones, muffins, hamburger buns and their famous jalapeno corn bread.

Their eggs from Glaum Ranch are certified by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), and all of their menu items are prepared trans-fat free.

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Their one-of-a-kind sourdough pancakes and Belgian waffles are made with sour-starter dating back to the Alaskan Gold Rush. Ask the staff for the story—it’s worth it. JUNE SMITH

TAQUERIA LOS GORDOS 7488 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 688-0911, taquerialosgordos.com

RUNNERS-UP EL CHIPOTLE, MANUEL’S CAPITOL A

TACOS MORENO 1601 41st Ave.,Capitola, 464-8810

RUNNERS-UP EL TORO BRAVO, TAQUERIA VALLARTA SAN LORENZO VALLEY

LOS GALLOS TAQUERIA 18 Victor Square, Ste. A, Scotts Valley, 439-9803

RUNNERS-UP MAYA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, TAQUERIA VALLARTA

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2017

Best Italian

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Best Restaurant

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Chef Chris provides delicious daily additions to the menu.

Thank You Santa Cruz!

From our Lillian's Family to Yours

Business Hours:

Tuesday through Thursday 4 - 9 • Friday and Saturday 4 – 10 Sunday 4 – 9 Closed Mondays

Wine Tasting Flights

(831) 425-2288 1148 Soquel Ave

Tuesday through Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 at the bar.

Reservations accepted


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FOOD & DRINK

<30

WINNERS

WATSONVILLE

EL FRIJOLITO 11 Alexander St., Watsonville, 724-8823

RUNNERS-UP CILANTROS PARRILLA Y CANTINA, SUPER TAQUERIA

RUNNERS-UP CHOCOLATE, MACKENZIES CHOCOLATES

Clam Chowder STAGNARO BROTHERS

Calamari

59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, 423-2180, stagnarobros.com

CROW’S NEST

RUNNERS-UP CROW’S NEST, RIVA FISH HOUSE

2218 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 476-4560, crowsnest-santacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP RIVA FISH HOUSE, WEST END TAP & KITCHEN

Caterer LOCAL HARVEST CATERING 504A Front St., Santa Cruz, 818-8482, localharvestcatering.com

RUNNERS-UP BARBARA & CO. CATERING, FEAST FOR A KING CATERING

Cheap Eats

Coffeehouse (Independent) VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS 1540 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 600-7784 816 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-7776 104 Bronson St., Santa Cruz, 464-8141 vervecoffeeroasters.com

RUNNERS-UP CAT & CLOUD, LULU CARPENTER’S

Cookies PACIFIC COOKIE COMPANY

CHARLIE HONG KONG

1203 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 429-6905, pacificcookie.com

1141 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-5664, charliehongkong.com

RUNNERS-UP THE BUTTERY, GAYLE’S BAKERY

RUNNERS-UP CARPO’S RESTAURANT, TAQUERIA VALLARTA

Cheese Selection NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS

BUTTERCUP CAKES & FARMHOUSE FROSTING 1411 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 466-0373, farmhousefrosting.com

RUNNERS-UP THE BUTTERY, CUTESY CUPCAKES

RUNNERS-UP DELUXE FOODS, STAFF OF LIFE MARKET

Date Night Restaurant

Chinese

SANTA CRUZ

O’MEI

LAILI 101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, 423-4545, lailirestaurant.com

2316 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 425-8458, omeichow.com

RUNNERS-UP CROW’S NEST, OSWALD

RUNNERS-UP ABC CHINESE RESTAURANT, PANDA INN

APTOS/SOQUEL

Chocolatier DONNELLY’S CHOCOLATES 1509 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 458-4214, donnellychocolates.com

BITTERSWEET BISTRO 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, 662-9799, bittersweetbistro.com

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ CRUZ, CAFÉ SPARROW, THE HIDEOUT

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1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-1306 1134 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-1793 1210 41st Ave., Capitola, 479-7987

Cupcakes

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grill

THANK YO U S A N TA CRUZ! Happy Hour & Appetizers & Hawaiian Cuisine Best Brunch MARCH 15-21, 2017 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM

HARBOR CAFÉ

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A Santa Cruz favorite for 50 years, Harbor Café was established as a local hangout for sailors and fishermen, evolving over the years into its current family-friendly reputation.

Happy Hour at Hula’s

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Pupus • Tiki Drinks • Wine by the Glass MON 4:30-6pm TUES 2-close WED-SUN 2-6pm

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$6

831.426.HULA

221 Cathcart Street • Downtown Santa Cruz www.hulastiki.com

Dogs are welcome on the patio, where they get their own brunch menu, including dog brunch favorites Lucky’s peanut butter cookies and pig ears. The heavily garnished spicy bloody mary is a local favorite, but they also offer a variety of mimosa flavors such as cranberry, pineapple, lemonade, and classic orange.

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Every day of the week there is a daily special, and their menu features local ingredients and products whenever possible. For $5 on Wednesdays, you can get a basic breakfast (bacon is $2 extra), and happy hour lasts all day. ANDREA PATTON


YOU!! open 11am til 11pm everyday open at 9am on weekends 7941 Soquel Dr., Aptos burgeraptos.com • 831.662.2811

THANK 2017 2017

santa cruz

open 9am til 11pm everyday 1520 Mission St., Santa Cruz burgersantacruz.com • 831.425 .5300

Thank You for Voting for Us!

Best Thai Restaurant

2017

Two Locations to Serve You— By the Mountains or By the Sea

Sawasdee Soquel 5050 Soquel Drive 831.462.5051 or 831.431.6988 Sawasdee by the Sea 101 Main St., Santa Cruz 831.466.9009 SAWASDEESOQUEL.COM Catering and to-go orders available

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Delicious Thai Cuisine

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Best Of FOOD & DRINK

WINNERS <33 CAPITOL A

SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola, 475-1511

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ CRUZ, PARADISE BEACH GRILLE SAN LORENZO

CREMER HOUSE

WATSONVILLE

ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT

RUNNERS-UP BURGER., 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

100 Aviation Way., Watsonville, 728-3282, ellasinwatsonville.com

Frozen Yogurt

RUNNERS-UP CALIFORNIA GRILL, CILANTROS PARRILLA Y CANTINA

YOGURTLAND

Desserts (Bakery)

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Fresh dough baked continuously throughout the day ensures a cookie straight from the oven. Cookies can be paired in-store with locally roasted coffee or Marianne's ice cream, which is offered in 17 seasonal flavors. They also carry Mariposa Bakery’s artisan-crafted gluten-free, dairyfree and nut-free cookies. “Secret words” and giveaways can be found on Pacific Cookie Company’s Facebook page. JUNE SMITH

French Fries 1000 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-5901 505 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-8190 1222 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 600-7056

RUNNERS-UP ERIK’S DELICAFE, GARDEN DELI

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RUNNERS-UP FALAFEL HOUSE, ZAMEEN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

BETTY BURGERS

1534 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-1711, zoccolis.com

Founded in 1980 by Larry and Shelly Pearson, with the goal of making the best, most affordable cookie in town.

1501 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 459-0486, falafelofsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP CASA NOSTRA, MALONE’S GRILLE

ZOCCOLI’S DELI

PACIFIC COOKIE COMPANY

FALAFEL OF SANTA CRUZ

6256 Hwy. 9, Felton, 335-3976, thecremerhouse.com

Deli

Best Cookie

Falafel

THE BUTTERY 702 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 458-3020, butterybakery.com

RUNNERS-UP GAYLE’S BAKERY, KELLY’S FRENCH BAKERY

Desserts

(Restaurant)

BITTERSWEET BISTRO 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, 662-9799, bittersweetbistro.com

RUNNERS-UP CHOCOLATE, SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT

Donut Shop FERRELL’S DONUTS 2227 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 457-2760

RUNNERS-UP ALLBRIGHT’S DONUT SHOPPE, DUNLAP DONUTS

1955 41st Ave., Ste. A4, Capitola, 462-3100 2117 Mission St., Santa Cruz, yogurt-land.com

RUNNERS-UP JUICY SWEET, TOP-A-LOT YOGURT

Greek VASILI’S GREEK RESTAURANT 1501A Mission St., Santa Cruz, 458-9808, vasilisgreekrestaurant.com

RUNNERS-UP MOZAIC, ZAMEEN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Hawaiian Cuisine PONO HAWAIIAN GRILL 120 Union St., Santa Cruz, 426-7666, ponohawaiiangrill.com

RUNNERS-UP ALOHA ISLAND GRILLE, HULA’S ISLAND GRILL

Hot Dog GARY’S SNAPPY DOGS 930 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz, 295-3610

RUNNERS-UP HAPPY DOG, TAYLOR BROS HOT DOGS

Ice Cream MARIANNE’S 1020 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, 458-1447 218 State Park Drive, Aptos, 713-4746 mariannesicecream.com

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Thank you to our Staff & Santa Cruz County

you made us #1

Café Ella 734 E Lake Ave, Ste 1 Watsonville (831) 722-0480

Restaurant Watsonville

Breakfast Watsonville

Date Night Watsonville

Burger Watsonville

Patio Dining Watsonville

Seafood Watsonville

Fine Casual Dining Enjoy handmade, local foods! Bar, Lounge, Patio Wood Fired Pizzas Sunday Brunch & Live Jazz at Dinner Full Service Catering, too!

Ella’s at the Airport 100 Aviation Way Watsonville (831) 728-3282

ellasinwatsonville.com

Thank you for voting for us for Best Italian Food

Spaghetti Tuesdays for $6 • Delicious Happy Hour Selections Monday-Friday from 5-7 Great for Families and Big Gatherings • Large Party Catering & Banquets • Full bar Sunday Night Lasagna or Cannelloni and wine for $15.99

555 Soquel Ave. Suite 150, Santa Cruz | 831-458-2321 | ristoranteitalianosc.com Located in the Branciforte Plaza Building on Soquel between Ocean and Branciforte

Hours Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm | Dinner Served Mon-Thurs 5pm- 9pm | Fri & Sat open at 4:30pm

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YOU ! K N A H T RUZ TS C A T N SA CHEAP EA ! BEST AFTER YEAR YEAR

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BEST BAKER

2017

Y IN UZ S A N TA C R

Real Food Healthy & Affordable Organic Noodles and Rice Bowls

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1141 SOQUEL AVE, SANTA CRUZ • 831.426.5664 OPEN DAILY 11AM - 11PM | CHARLIEHONGKONG.COM

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O P E N 7 – 7 D A I LY F O R B R E A K FA S T, LU N C H A N D C AT E R I N G 702 SOQUEL AVENUE • 831-458-3020 • BUTTERYBAKERY.COM


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FOOD & DRINK

Best Cupcakes

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Jan Wilson’s family business encompasses three generations, including her daughter Carren and granddaughter Hannah. Buttercup’s cupcakes are made from local organic ingredients prepared with no artificial coloring or flavoring. Savory lunch or brunch items are ready at 8 a.m. with cupcakes available by 10 a.m. Besides their $4 cupcakes and $2 mini-cupcakes, their packaged frosting is sold by pre-order. Cake-decorating classes are held throughout the year. JUNE SMITH

Thank you for voting for us for Best Thai Restaurant for 12 Years!

Experience Sabieng Thai’s excellent Thai cuisine. Consistent, superb quality meat, fish & vegetarian entrees, tasty rice & noodle dishes, and extensive selection of soups, salads and colorful curries.

Daily lunch specials starting at $7.45

Sabieng Thai Cuisine 1218 Mission Street, Santa Cruz • 425-1020 HOURS: Lunch Daily 11:30-3pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm & Fri-Sun 5-10pm

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BUTTERCUP CAKES

We are honored!

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Best Of

FOOD & DRINK

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WINNERS

RUNNERS-UP MISSION HILL CREAMERY, PENNY ICE CREAMERY

RUNNERS-UP MOZAIC, ZAMEEN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Indian Cuisine

Mexican Cuisine

AMBROSIA INDIA BISTRO

SANTA CRUZ

207 Sea Ridge Road, Aptos, 685-0610, ambrosiaib.com

RUNNERS-UP MAHARAJA, SITAR INDIAN CUISINE

2017

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Thank You Santa Cruz!

10 off!

$

Dinner orders of $50 or more

5 off!

Lunch orders of $30 or more

with this ad when presented with order. Cannot be combined with other offers. 1 offer per table, per visit. Dine in only. See store for more details. Good through March 31, 2017

HAPPY HOUR 5-6PM AT CAPITOLA

CAPITOLA

SCOTTS VALLEY

WATSONVILLE

820 Bay Ave

5600 Scotts Valley Dr.

1441 Main St.

(Across from Nob Hill Center)

831-464-9192

(Victor Square)

831-438-9260

(Target Shopping Center)

831-728-9192

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Open 7 days Lunch 11:30 - 2:30 Dinner 5:00 - 9:30

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WE APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY VOTE!

BEST BUTCHER Family owned and operated shop since 1972. Specializing in custom-cut and award-winning smoked meats. 5 unique marinades on skirt steak, tri-tip & chicken. Full Deli that will make your mouth water!

FREEDOM

M E AT LO C K E RS

160 Hi Grade Lane • Freedom • Tues–Sat 9–6 831.724.4355 • freedommeatlockers.com No orders too big or too small!

Italian Cuisine LILLIAN’S ITALIAN KITCHEN 1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 425-2288, lilliansitaliankitchen.com

RUNNERS-UP RISTORANTE AVANTI, RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Juice Bar / Smoothies NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-1306 1134 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-1793 1210 41st Ave., Capitola, 479-7987

RUNNERS-UP AMAZON JUICES, JUICY SWEET

Kid-Friendly Eatery CARPO’S 2400 Porter St., Soquel, 476-6260, carposrestaurant.com

RUNNERS-UP KIANTI’S PIZZA & PASTA BAR, EAST SIDE EATERY

Late-Night Eatery SATURN CAFÉ 145 Laurel St., Santa Cruz, 429-8505, saturncafe.com

RUNNERS-UP CREPE PLACE, SANTA CRUZ DINER

Mediterranean Cuisine

EL PALOMAR 1336 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-7575, elpalomarsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP CASA ROSITA’S, EL JARDÍN APTOS / SOQUEL

MANUEL’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 261 Center Ave., Aptos, 688-4848, manuelsrestaurant.com

RUNNERS-UP PALAPAS RESTAURANT Y CANTINA, TORTILLA FLATS CAPITOL A

EL TORO BRAVO 123 Monterey Ave., Capitola, 480-7544

RUNNER-UP MARGARITAVILLE SAN LORENZO VALLEY

MAYA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 3115 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 438-7004

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ CARLOS, LOS GALLOS WATSONVILLE

CILANTROS PARRILLA Y CANTINA 1934 Main St., Watsonville, 761-2161, elpalomarcilantros.com

RUNNERS-UP EL FRIJOLITO, JALISCO RESTAURANT

Middle Eastern LAILI 101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, 423-4545, lailirestaurant.com

RUNNERS-UP MOZAIC, ZAMEEN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

New Restaurant

LAILI

HOME

101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, 423-4545, lailiresteraunt.com

3101 N. Main, Soquel, 431-6131, homesoquel.com

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Thank you for voting for us! 1st place award for Best Mexican 5 years in a row! Best Burrito Runner Up (Scotts Valley/San Lorenzo Valley)

831.438.7004

Book your special event at Mayas Today. Call for details! Accomodates up to 75 guests – Bring your favorite DJ or Live Music – Full Bar Hours: Sun–Thurs 11–9pm, Fri & Sat 11–9:30pm Happy Hour: Mon–Thur 4–6

3115 Scotts Valley Drive (corner of Mt. Hermon Rd) MayaSV.com

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FOOD & DRINK

WINNERS <40 RUNNERS-UP EAST END GASTROPUB, ULTERIOR

RUNNERS-UP MANGIAMO PIZZA & WINE BAR, SHOWTIME PIZZA

Patio Dining

CAPITOL A

SANTA CRUZ

PIZZA MY HEART

101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, 423-4545, lailirestaurant.com

2180 41st Ave., Capitola, 475-6000 209 Esplanade, Capitola, 475-5714, pizzamyheart.com

RUNNERS-UP CREPE PLACE, CROW’S NEST

RUNNERS-UP EAST END GASTROPUB, PLEASURE PIZZA

APTOS / SOQUEL

SAN LORENZO

LAILI

BITTERSWEET BISTRO

REDWOOD PIZZERIA

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, 662-9799, bittersweetbistro.com

6205 Hwy. 9, Felton, 335-1500, redwoodpizza.com

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ CRUZ, THE HIDEOUT

RUNNERS-UP BOULDER CREEK PIZZA & PUB, TONY & ALBA’S

CAPITOL A

WATSONVILLE

PARADISE BEACH GRILLE

CASSIDY’S PIZZA

215 Esplanade, Capitola, 476-4900, paradisebeachgrille.com

1400 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, 724-2271, cassidyspizza.net

RUNNERS-UP SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT, ZELDA’S ON THE BEACH

RUNNERS-UP BIG J’S PIZZA, ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT

SAN LORENZO

Restaurant

CREMER HOUSE

SANTA CRUZ

6256 Hwy. 9, Felton, 335-3976, thecremerhouse.com

RUNNERS-UP COWBOY BAR & GRILL, MALONE’S GRILLE WATSONVILLE

ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT RUNNERS-UP CILANTROS PARRILLA Y CANTINA, JALISCO RESTAURANT

Pizza SANTA CRUZ

PIZZA MY HEART 1116 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-2511, pizzamyheart.com

RUNNERS-UP PLEASURE PIZZA, WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA APTOS/SOQUEL

PIZZA 1 253 Center Ave., Aptos, 684-110, pizza-1.com

Best Bread Best Bakery

CROW’S NEST 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 476-4560, crowsnestsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP LAILI, LILLIAN’S ITALIAN KITCHEN, OSWALD APTOS/SOQUEL

CAFÉ SPARROW 8042 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 688-6238, cafesparrow.com

RUNNERS-UP BITTERSWEET BISTRO, THE HIDEOUT CAPITOL A

SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT

Check out our NEW collaboration -

1750 Wharf Road, Capitola, 475-1511

RUNNERS-UP EAST END GASTROPUB, PARADISE BEACH GRILLE SAN LORENZO

CREMER HOUSE 6256 Hwy. 9, Felton, 335-3976, thecremerhouse.com

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Cat. Cloud. Companion located downtown at the Abbot Square Market

www.companionbakeshop.com

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100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, 728-3282, ellasinwatsonville.com

Thank you for your votes Santa Cruz

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To our guests, friends and family.

“Thanks again Santa Cruz!”

Thank you for your continued support! We have appreciated serving you for the past 25 years and look forward to many more! Much gratitude, The Vinolus’ & the Bittersweet Bistro & Cafe families.

—KISSES, BETTY

BEST BURGER! 8 YEARS IN A ROW 2017

Eastside

1000 41st Ave 475.5901

Midtown

505 Seabright Ave 423.8190

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Winner Best Date Night Aptos/Soquel Winner Best Sushi Aptos/Soquel Winner Best Desserts Aptos/Soquel Winner Best Patio Dining Aptos/Soquel Runner-up Best Restaurant Aptos/Soquel

Downtown

Betty’s Eat Inn 1222 Pacific Ave 600.7056

BETTYBURGERS.COM

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787 Rio Del Mar Blvd. | 831.662.9799 bittersweetbistro.com open Tues-Sun, closed Monday Cafe 8am-2pm Bistro opens at 3pm Happy Hour from 3:30-6pm

Find your favorite

2017

Thank you!

Photo: Yvonne Falk

1336 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz 831.425.7575

1934 Main St. Watstonville 831.761.2161


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THANKS FOR VOTING US AS A FAVORITE!

FOOD & DRINK 2017

FIRST PLACE RESTAURANT Scotts Valley FIRST PLACE BURGER San Lorenzo/Scotts Valley RUNNER UP DATE NIGHT San Lorenzo/Scotts Valley RUNNER UP PATIO DINING San Lorenzo/Scotts Valley

M MALONES GRILLE

Best Sushi MOBO SUSHI

Now under New Ownership Fully Remodeled Outdoor Fire pits 16 beers on tap Craft cocktails Frozen Fusions Steaks Burgers Salads

4402 SCOTTS VALLEY DRIVE 831.438.2244 malonesgrille.com

Mobo’s slogan is “Mind Altering Sushi,” which, because food and the act of eating are psychoactive, is literally true. It might have something to do with the sake bombs, too.

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“Mobo” is what Japanese boys in the 1920s who adopted Western clothes and ideals called themselves.

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There is a “roll your own” sushi option on the menu so guests can express their creativity and show exactly how they roll.

Their most popular sushi roll is the Crunch Dragon, and their most exotic is arguably the Fancy Rainbow Roll.

Mobo is famous for its sake bomb dominos on Friday and Saturday nights, in which a row of sake glasses knock each other into mugs of beer, which guests with proper ID then get to drink for free. The current record is 151, and, really, it’s a game that everyone wins.

ANDREW STEINGRUBE

MR. GOODIE’S

THE END IS NEAR - R.I.P. MR. GOODIES

Thank You Santa Cruz for 27 Great Years! We are retiring at the end of March.

427.9997

1541 Pacific Ave., #A, Santa Cruz, 95060 ANTIQUES, ART, COLLECTABLES~PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE.

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WINNERS <43 RUNNERS-UP CASA NOSTRA, SCOPAZZI’S SCOT TS VALLEY

MALONE’S GRILLE RUNNERS-UP MINT, OTORO SUSHI

SAN LORENZO/SCOT TS VALLEY

SOQUEL

OTORO

RUNNERS-UP HOME, TORTILLA FLATS WATSONVILLE

ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, 728-3282, ellasinwatsonville.com

RUNNERS-UP CALIFORNIA GRILL, CILANTROS PARRILLA Y CANTINA

Salad CROW’S NEST 2218 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 476-4560, crowsnest-santacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP CARPO’S, DHARMA’S

Sandwich ZOCCOLI’S 1534 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-1711, zoccolis.com

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1750 Wharf Road, 475-1511, shadowbrook-capitola.com

RUNNERS-UP PARADISE BEACH GRILLE, ZELDA’S

2621 41st Ave., Soquel, 476-3801, cafecruz.com

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SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT

4402 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 438-2244, malonesgrille.com

CAFÉ CRUZ

2017

CAPITOL A

RUNNERS-UP GARDEN DELI, SURF CITY SANDWICH

Seafood SANTA CRUZ

235 Mt. Hermon Road, #G, Scotts Valley, 440-9040

RUNNERS-UP CASA NOSTRA, RUMBLE FISH WATSONVILLE

FISH HOUSE BAR & GRILL 972 Main St., Watsonville, 728-3333, fishhousewatsonville.com

RUNNERS-UP ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT, LA PERLA DEL PACIFICO

Small Plates 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 515 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 425-5051, 515santacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP LÚPULO CRAFT BEER HOUSE, SOIF

Soup ERIK’S DELICAFÉ 1475 41st Ave., Capitola, 475-4646 1664 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 462-1919 155 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-5353

RUNNERS-UP BETTY’S NOODLE HOUSE, NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS

Steak

STAGNARO BROS.

HINDQUARTER BAR & GRILLE

59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, 423-2180, stagnarobros.com

303 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-7770, thehindquarter.com

RUNNERS-UP CROW’S NEST, RIVA FISH HOUSE

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ CRUZ, SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT

APTOS/SOQUEL

Sushi/Japanese

CAFÉ RIO

SANTA CRUZ

131 Esplanade, Aptos, 688-8917, caferioaptos.com

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ CRUZ, PALAPAS RESTAURANT & CANTINA

MOBO 105 River St., Santa Cruz, 425-1700, mobosushirestaurant.com

RUNNERS-UP AKIRA, SHOGUN

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Treat yourself to an award-winning experience... and the largest breakfast menu in Watsonville. • 6 choices of Eggs Benedict • Fresh 1/2 lb. Burgers • Daily Soups & Specials • Great Service

Voted Best Breakfas t in W Downtown Watsonville

Santa Cruz

Target Main Street Auto Center Dr.

Red Apple Cafe

atsonville!

589 AUTO CENTER DRIVE, WATSONVILLE 831.761.9551 OPEN MONDAY–SUNDAY 6AM – 3PM

THANK YOU

for voting us Best Taproom!

110 Cooper St., Santa Cruz • 831.535.7007

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Best Of

come see an old friend!

FOOD & DRINK

WINNERS <46 APTOS/SOQUEL

WATSONVILLE

BITTERSWEET BISTRO

EL FRIJOLITO

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos, 662-9799, bittersweetbistro.com

11 Alexander St., Watsonville, 724-8823

CAPITOL A

SUSHI GARDEN 820 Bay Ave., #148, Capitola, 464-9192, sushi-garden.com

RUNNERS-UP GEISHA JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND TEA HOUSE, TAKARA

2017

Thank you!

Best Seafood in Santa Cruz Best Clam Chowder

Serving Santa Cruz Community for 80 years!

SAN LORENZO

OTORO 235 Mt. Hermon Road, #G, Scotts Valley, 440-9040

RUNNERS-UP RUMBLE FISH, SUSHI GARDEN WATSONVILLE

MIYUKI RESTAURANT 452 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville, 728-1620

Join us for HAPPY HOUR! M-F, 3-6pm

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$4 Wine & Beer, $5 Well Drinks, $8.95 Appetizers

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RUNNERS-UP IMURA, SUSHI GARDEN

Taqueria SANTA CRUZ

HIDDEN PEAK 1541 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-4200, hiddenpeakteahouse.com

RUNNERS-UP TEA HOUSE SPA, WELL WITHIN SPA

Thai Cuisine SAWASDEE 101 Main St., Santa Cruz, 466-9009, sawasdeesoquel.com

RUNNERS-UP REAL THAI, SABIENG

Vegetarian DHARMA’S 4250 Capitola Road, Capitola, 462-1717, dharmasrestaurant.com

RUNNERS-UP CAFÉ GRATITUDE, SATURN CAFÉ

608 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 457-8226; 1121 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 426-7240, taqueriavallartaonline.com

Winery

RUNNERS-UP TAQUERIA LOS PERICOS, TACOS MORENO

BARGETTO WINERY

APTOS/SOQUEL

RUNNERS-UP ALFARO’S WINERY, MJA VINEYARDS

7488 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 688-0911

RUNNERS-UP EL CHIPOTLE, SOFIA’S CAPITOL A

TACOS MORENO 1601 41st Ave. W., Capitola, 464-8810

RUNNERS-UP TAQUERIA TEPEQUE, TAQUERIA VALLERTA SAN LORENZO VALLEY

LOS GALLOS 243 Mt. Hermon Road #A, Scotts Valley, 439-9507

(831) 423-2180 | Open daily from noon

Tea House

TAQUERIA VALLARTA

TAQUERIA LOS GORDOS

Located on the Santa Cruz Wharf

RUNNERS-UP MI TIERRA, SUPER TAQUERIA

RUNNERS-UP LOS AMIGOS, SALSA’S

3535 N. Main St., Soquel, 475-2258, bargetto.com

Wine List SOIF 105 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-2020, soifwine.com

RUNNERS-UP OSWALD, SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT

Wine Selection (Retail) SHOPPER’S CORNER 622 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-1398, shopperscorner.com

RUNNERS-UP NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS, SOIF


Best Of

FOOD & DRINK

Aptos Natural Foods Specials Gaia 30% OFF select items Garden of Life 30% OFF select items Nordic Naturals 20% OFF select items Expires 3/31/17

Natural & Organic Foods Supplements & Bodycare Local Wine & Beer Great Gift Options 831.685.3334 7506 SOQUEL DRIVE APTOS OPEN EVERYDAY 8AM TO 8PM

2017

100% Organic Product Section

WE’RE SMOKIN’ HOT!

Best Hawaiian Cuisine

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST BBQ!

PONO Pono is a Hawaiian word and guiding principle that means to live with good morality and overall goodness, not only in personal and community relationships, but also in being good stewards of the Aina (land), Kai (ocean) and Honua (earth.)

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Their food truck, Holopono, serves many special menu items that are not served in the restaurant. The truck can be found on Instagram and Twitter at Holoponosc.

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2017

Pono has live music every night. Friday nights are Island Vibe Fridays, featuring classic Hawaiian sounds and sometimes hula dancing.

Yes, they have delicious poke, but they also serve an authentic Hawaiian plate lunch menu, which includes family-recipe teriyaki sauce, their own slow-roasted pork, and lau lau (taro or banana leaf stuffed with kahlua pork and fish).

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Your friends will never know that you staycationed when you post pictures from their propped photo booth. ANDREA PATTON

LIVE BLUES EVERY NIGHT 6-8 PM

LIVE BLUES EVERY NIGHT 6-8 PM

831.662.1721

831.458.2222

8059 APTOS ST., APTOS

1618 MISSION ST., SANTA CRUZ

BEST BBQ THIS SIDE OF THE PLANET!

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Best Of

FOOD & DRINK

Congratulations to Eric Adams, our very own ‘Best of Santa Cruz’ Bartender!!! All Bar Menu items half-price during our happy hour 4-6pm Tues-Fri 2017

Food • Spirits • Entertainment

live music Wed thru Sun • Sat & Sun Brunch 9am

2591 MAIN STREET, SOQUEL 831.479.9777 • MICHAELSONMAIN.COM

In Aptos Since 1988

Best Mexican Cuisine Watsonville

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2017

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Thank You for Voting!

Come Taste for Yourself Why We’re the Best!

CILANTROS PARRILLA Y CANTINA

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The sope shells at Cilantros puff into a delicious pastry, unlike the more common flat cakes available elsewhere.

They serve both family recipes—such as their famed aged skirt steak and homemade corn tortillas—and twists on contemporary favorites including ahi salad and a variety of fresh seafood.

Open every day from 7am-4pm Serving Breakfast and Lunch ALL DAY! Heated Outdoor Patio • Dog Friendly • Daily Specials

783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos Deer Park Marketplace above CVS (831) 685-1224 • redappleaptos.com

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Bartenders whip up house specialties like el heffe, palomas and chavela, and Cilantros is known for its big tequila selection. Tuesday happy hours feature a live broadcast by KPIG with raffle prizes. There is mariachi music on Friday nights, and champagne brunch until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. ANDREA PATTON


Best Of

FOOD & DRINK

2017

1ST PLACE BEST DELI AND BEST SANDWICH Best New Restaurant HOME Co-owner Brad Briske was opening chef for Main Street Garden, which was once located in this spotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;giving special meaning to the new restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name.

2

The dynamic menu changes daily, seasonally and according to what the local farmers markets are offering, but one thing is consistent: handmade pastas are made fresh every day.

3

They are opening an outdoor patio in May near the garden, with the option of picnic-style seating on the grass. Also outside is a woodfired pizza oven and, soon, a wood-fired grill.

4

The menu always includes several small plate options for sharing so that guests can experience the bold flavor combinations for which Home is known.

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For $70 (and with a 24-hour reservation), diners can enjoy a nightly tasting menu served to small groups at a communal table in a side room of the restaurant. ANDREA PATTON

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1534 Pacific Ave. Downtown Santa Cruz 831.423.1711 | zoccolis.com Open Mon - Sat 8-6, Sun 10-6

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Best Of

Thanks for your vote!

FOOD & DRINK

CRAFT SANDWICHES, BURGERS, SOUP, SALAD, SMALL BITES, MICRO TAPROOM

4101 SOQUEL DR., 95073 MON-SAT 10:30-7 SUN831-346-6952 10:30-5

831.346.6952 4101 SOQUEL DR. surfcitysandwich.com

Craft Sandwiches • Salads • Soups • Small Bites • Micro Taproom

Thanks for Voting us a Favorite

Best Restaurant MARCH 15-21, 2017 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM

Watsonville

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Breakfast in Scotts Valley/San Lorenzo Valley

ELLA’S AT THE AIRPORT

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Ella King opened her fine-dining restaurant in the terminal in 2015, after running Café Ella for seven years.

Breakfast & Lunch Daily

Steaks • Chicken • Pasta • Beer & Wine Breakfast favorites and generous portions

All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet Sat & Sun 8-2 2119 F. Mt Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley

438-8313

Mon-Sat: 6am-3pm • Sun: 7am-3pm

The menu features sustainable seafood, grass-fed beef, and area wines. There is live jazz every Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekly brunch (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) features some unusual items, like ricotta pancakes. A plan for five-course wine dinners is in the works. JUNE SMITH


T r adi t ion . Her i tage. Aut hent ic Ingredien t s .

New Weekend Brunch Menu SATURDAY'S 11AM-1:00PM • SUNDAY'S 10AM-1:00PM FEATURING ENDLESS MIMOSAS

655 Capi tol a Rd, Sa nta C ruz

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“We would like to thank all of the locals in Santa Cruz for voting us as second best Mexican restaurant again this year. We are so proud to be your local neighborhood favorite. Saludos to another year of serving you!” - Familia Delgado & Staff

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Thank You for Voting for Us!

SEMI-ANNUAL SALE TODAY THRU MARCH 26TH 20%-50% STORE WIDE, 15% SPECIAL ORDERS

Full bar, lots of sake, endless custom rolls, vegetarian and vegan options.

2017

Santa Cruz's favorite sushi

THE GALLERIA

105 SOUTH RIVER STREET, DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ | 425.1700 WEEKDAYS 11:30–2:30 + 5–10PM (11PM ON FRIDAY) SATURDAY NOON–11 PM | SUNDAY NOON–10 PM

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THANK YOU SANTA CRUZ

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Santa Cruz, We think you're the Best!!!

Thank-you for voting us your

FAVORITE FLOWER SHOP!! (831)423-3877

9 2 5 4 1 S T AV E N U E S A N TA C R U Z C A 831-475-6802 • SHOPMODERNLIFE.COM

614 S Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz


BEST OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 2017

Author (Local)

ARTISANS GALLERY

K.M. RICE

1368 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-8183, artisanssantacruz.com

kmrice.com

Art Event

RUNNERS-UP FELIX KULPA GALLERY, MANY HANDS GALLERY

FIRST FRIDAY

Artist (Local)

firstfridaysantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP CAPITOLA ART & WINE FESTIVAL, OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR

DOUG ROSS dougross.com

RUNNERS-UP JOE COSENTINO, MARIE GABRIELLE

RUNNERS-UP JONATHAN FRANZEN, LAURIE KING

Dance Studio PACIFIC ARTS COMPLEX 1122 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 471-8142, pacificartscomplex.com

RUNNERS-UP AGAPE DANCE ACADEMY, TANNERY WORLD DANCE

Festival (Art/Film) CAPITOLA ART & WINE FESTIVAL capitolaartandwine.com

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ FILM FESTIVAL, WATSONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

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WINNERS

Art Gallery (Retail)

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Best Of

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Our professionals will create a beautiful custom frame that will preserve your memories for a lifetime! See us for thousands of premade frames too! BESUTRE PICTMING FRA entinel S.C. S s Choice Readerwards A

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Best Art Event

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FIRST FRIDAY

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First Friday started in 2003 with just 6 venues, and under two dozen people attending.

Thank You for Voting Us Best Auto Repair! Serving Santa Cruz for 30 Years

SERVICING: Honda • Mazda • Acura Toyota • Lexus • Scion Vehicles

318 River St, Santa Cruz • 458-9445

Santa Cruz County Bank was one of the first venues, and has participated in nearly every First Friday since. There are often new venues, making First Friday a unique experience each time.

The core mission is developing culture in the county by promoting local artists. Through the years, over 1,000 artists have been featured.

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The number of participating venues on any given Friday varies, but has been known to exceed 40. AARON CARNES


Thank you for voting us

Best Dance Lessons Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so happy we could dance!

831359 0850 www.agapedance.com Aptos l Scotts Valley

Film Series

Visions and ideas to save our planet FORCE OF NATURE: THE DAVID SUZUKI MOVIE Thursday March 16, 7PM

HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD Friday April 21, 7PM

watsonvillefilmfest.org

Westside Santa Cruz

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Pleasure Point

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HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH Friday April 7, 7PM

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Best Of

ARTS & CULTURE

Thank you!

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for Voting Us Best Vitamin Store!!

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Aquí se habla español el lunes hasta el sábado

Ramona Richard, Marissa Riojas & Cindy Valdez

The Way of Life Gift/Rewards Card Now you can order Gift Cards on line!

1220 A 41st Avenue Capitola, CA 95010 (831) 464-4113 • Open Daily www.wayoflife.net

Best Art Gallery

(Retail)

ARTISANS GALLERY

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Artisans has been through many phases since its opening in 1976, when it started as a co-op. Today it’s owned by Linnaea Holgers James, who’s worked at the gallery since she was 16. She purchased it in 2009 at the age of 32.

2

Linnaea and husband Peter opened Agency, dedicated to to modern home goods, down the street in 2015, allowing more space for art, jewelry and other items..

3 4

Artisans was the first place to feature the work of Doug Ross, who passed away last December and is featured in this issue.

One section of Artisans is devoted exclusively to kids, where parents can find unique toys, games and clothing—for instance, puppets made from recycled sweaters. There’s also a playhouse where kids can play while their parents shop.

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It’s not uncommon for customers to see the local artists featured by Artisans in the store, as they frequently drop in to discuss ideas with Linnaea. AARON CARNES


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2017

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Best Of

ARTS & CULTURE

Thanks for voting us one of your favorite Garden Stores.

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420 Water Street Santa Cruz 831.466.3444 Diggardens.com

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Law Office of EDWARD BROITMAN Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

• Probate and Trust Administration • Probate Litigation • Personalized Estate Planning • Sensitivity to your family’s unique situation and needs 720-D Capitola Avenue, Capitola | 831-325-8175 eddie@broitmanlaw.com | broitmanlaw.com

Best Festival

(Music)

SANTA CRUZ AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Begun in 1993 by Phil Lewis and Bill Welch as the Santa Cruz Blues Festival, the Santa Cruz American Music Festival is one of the longest-running music festivals in the area.

2

The festival changed its name to the Santa Cruz American Music Festival in 2015, also broadening its scope to include Americana

acts.

3

The festival has introduced locals to many up-and-coming acts who later found success; for instance, the first time Trombone Shorty played it in 2008, he was unknown on the West Coast. He’s since played the festival several times.

4

Things can get … spontaneous, like in 2012, when blues guitarist Chris Cain attended the festival as an audience member, with no intention of performing. He later found himself on stage—drunk, dressed in coveralls, and playing Debbie Davies’ pink guitar while lying on his back.

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The lineup for this year’s festival (May 27 and 28) includes Melissa Etheridge, the Devil Makes Three and The Rides (pictured), featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg. AARON CARNES


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Companionship

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WINNERS <55

Festival (Music)

Photographer

SANTA CRUZ AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

DEVI PRIDE

santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com

RUNNERS-UP ALEXANDRA RICE, SHMUEL THALER

RUNNERS-UP CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, SANTA CRUZ MUSIC FESTIVAL

Festival (Street) GREEK FESTIVAL

THE DEL MAR

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Originally opened in 1936, and then closed in 1999 after struggling financially for years, it was extensively restored and reopened in 2002. Today the theater hosts a combination of indie and mainstream films.

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The theater has had many configurations, starting as a single screen theater with a balcony and temporarily serving as a fourplex. Today it has three screens. It’s also hosted live shows—the Grateful Dead even played there.

3 4

Comedian Andy Samberg worked at the theater as a ticket taker from 1996 to 1998, while attending UCSC.

Del Mar hosts the Secret Film Festival, which is in its 12th year. The movies airing in the festival remain a secret until show time, which last from midnight till noon the next day. It’s a mix of genre and indie films, primarily ones that have never been shown in Santa Cruz.

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The theater’s newest owner Landmark is currently in the process of restoring the neon on the marquee. It should be completed later this year. AARON CARNES

Poet (Local) ELLEN BASS ellenbass.com

facebook.com/santacruzgreekfestival

RUNNERS-UP MAX GOODWIN, GARY YOUNG

RUNNERS-UP CAPITOLA ART & WINE FESTIVAL, PLEASURE POINT STREET FAIR

Radio Personality

Kids’ Art Program

ROSEMARY CHALMERS

(Local)

STUDIO SPROUT

KSCO

studiosproutsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP LAURIE ROBERTS, “SLEEPY” JOHN SANDIDGE

RUNNERS-UP KAIWA ART AND PLAY SPACE, SEVEN DIRECTIONS

Best Movie Theater

devipridephotography.com

Movie Theater

Radio Station KPIG-FM

THE DEL MAR

107.5

1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 469-3220, landmarktheatres.com/santa-cruz

RUNNERS-UP 1080 AM KSCO, 88.1 KZSC

RUNNERS-UP CINELUX CAPITOLA, NICKELODEON

Mural/Public Art CAPITOLA TRESTLE 62 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 423-1398, shopperscorner.com

Television Personality (Local)

DAN GREEN KSBW

RUNNERS-UP LEE SOLOMON, PHIL GOMEZ

RUNNERS-UP E.A. HALL MIDDLE SCHOOL, SHOPPER’S CORNER

Television Newscast

Museum

KSBW

MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 705 Front St., Santa Cruz 429-1964, santacruzmah.org

RUNNERS-UP CAPITOLA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

(Local)

RUNNER-UP KION

Theater Company JEWEL THEATRE jeweltheatre.net

RUNNERS-UP CYT SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE


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BEST

2017

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8 years in a row by

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BEST OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 2017

Music & Nightlife

Bar 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

ERIC ADAMS @ MICHAEL’S ON MAIN RUNNERS-UP JACK MARFOLDI SULLIVAN @ 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS, ETHAN SAMUELS @ 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS

515 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 425-5051, 515santacruz.com

Craft Brewer (local)

RUNNERS-UP RED ROOM, SURF CITY

DISCRETION BREWING 2703 41st Ave, Soquel, discretionbrewing.com

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWING, SANTE ADAIRIUS RUSTIC ALES

Dance Club MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 429-8070, motivsc.com

RUNNERS-UP BLUE LAGOON, MOE’S ALLEY

Fancy Cocktails 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 515 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 425-5051, 515santacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP OSWALD, RED ROOM

Happy Hour CROW’S NEST 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 476-4560, crowsnest-santacruz.com

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WINNERS

Bartender

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MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

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Best Happy Hour

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CROW’S NEST

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Nestled in the harbor, Crow’s Nest is famous for its ocean views and prime boat-watching. The weekly free reggae party is a local Tuesday tradition. Live comedy, with stand-up talent from the national circuit, is presented every Sunday night year-round. Crow’s Nest has been a fixture on the local restaurant scene for 45 years. A short walk to the lighthouse and back again completes a very Santa Cruz experience. DNA


Voted the Best Adult Store

Come... and see why.

Est. 1978

2017

Now offering 20% off your purchase* *Mention this ad. Not applicable to sale items, sex-ed or combine-able with other offers or discounts. Expires March 31, 2017.

Specializing in High Quality Adult Toys "For the Pleasure Inside Us All"

111 Cooper Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 466.9870 | purepleasureshop.com

2017

BIG Thanks to All Who Have voted us best 11 years in a row!!! instagram: PIPELINESANTACRUZ 831.425.PIPE | 818 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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All Things GLASS! • Vaporizers • Tobacco & Rolling Papers • • Posters & Tapestries

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LIGHTNING TREE

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

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A contestant on the 10th season of American Idol, James Durbin was a favorite of fans and judges. Previously, he worked at Domino’s Pizza in Santa Cruz. While his music is known for rocker attitude, James is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. In 2014, he performed his single “Parachute” on Conan. It was announced this month that James will be the new frontman for Quiet Riot. DNA


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Best Pub & Best Darts POET AND PATRIOT

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An Irish bar with a New Jersey attitude that welcomes everyone.

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Irish music and rock bands play on weekends, and there is free stand-up comedy every Monday night. Bartender Larry Blood loves Mel Brooks movies.

The doorman’s name is Bob. Don’t make him say it twice. The separate dart room provides the exact right ambiance for nailing a bullseye. DNA


BEST RADIO STATION

2017

Thank you Santa Cruz County for voting KPIG Best Radio Station once again. Thanks to our loyal listeners and our loyal advertisers. - KPIG Staff

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WINNERS <65 RUNNERS-UP 515 KITCHEN & COCKTAILS, HULA’S ISLAND GRILL

Karaoke BOARDWALK BOWL / COASTERS BAR & GRILL 115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz, 423-5590, beachboardwalk.com

RUNNERS-UP BOCCI’S CELLAR, BRITANNIA ARMS, HINDQUARTER BAR & GRILLE

Live Music MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, 479-1854, moesalley.com

RUNNERS-UP CATALYST, KUUMBWA JAZZ

Local Band EXTRA LARGE extra-large.net

RUNNERS-UP COFFIS BROTHERS, JOINT CHIEFS

Best Taproom

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Pour Taproom features over 70 types of beer, wine and cider, including a section devoted to gluten-free beverages. It’s the first taproom of its kind in Santa Cruz, allowing customers to serve themselves.

Each beer has a touchscreen that provides more information about it, helpful when you want to try a Helles by Light My Fire, but aren’t ready for a smoked-ham flavor profile.

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No, they don’t have bartenders, but they do have beer tenders, a welltrained staff who love to answer questions and chat with customers.

Pour Taproom also has a full menu of food offerings to pair with their beers: charcuterie/ cheese boards, large bavarian pretzels for sharing, duck tacos and more. ANDREA PATTON

JAMES DURBIN

SURF CITY BILLIARDS 931 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-7665

RUNNERS-UP THE CATALYST, FAST EDDY’S

Place to Play Darts POET & PATRIOT IRISH PUB 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 426-8620

RUNNERS-UP ONE DOUBLE OH SEVEN CLUB, SURF CITY BILLIARDS

Pub POET & PATRIOT 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 426-8620

RUNNERS-UP PARISH PUBLICK HOUSE, ROSIE MCCANN’S

Tap Room WEST END TAP & KITCHEN 334D Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, 471-8115, westendtap.com

RUNNERS-UP BEER THIRTY, LÚPULO CRAFT BEER HOUSE

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Margaritas EL PALOMAR 1336 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-7575, elpalomarsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP MANUEL’S, TORTILLA FLATS

Microbrewery DISCRETION BREWING 2703 41st Ave., Soquel, discretionbrewing.com

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWING, SANTE ADAIRIUS RUSTIC ALES

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Thank you for voting for us for Best Assisted Senior Living Community

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FEATURES & AMENITIES Great location and beautiful studio and one bedroom apartment homes help make Sunshine Villa your best choice for quality full-service senior living. SERVICES AVAILABLE At Sunshine Villa we offer the very best in Assisted Living and Memory Care because

we tailor our services to fit you. It’s not just about the services you need, but how you want them delivered. OUR COMMUNITY Our residents choose how to live each day in our community. The choices we offer in dining, activities and personal care are all based on the preferences of our residents.

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BEST OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 2017

Community Life

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Farmers Market

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RUNNERS-UP POGONIP, WILDER RANCH

RUNNERS-UP PAIN JENNERATOR, SHAMROCK N ROLLER

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East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, 423-5590, beachboardwalk.com

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RUNNERS-UP CAPITOLA BEACH, TWIN LAKES BEACH

RUNNERS-UP CAROUSEL, GIANT DIPPER

RUNNERS-UP FREDERICK STREET, SCOTTS VALLEY DOG PARK

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 728-5060

RUNNERS-UP DOWNTOWN, WESTSIDE

Local Athlete (non-Derby) NAT YOUNG RUNNERS-UP TOBIN ORTENBLAD, LUKE ROCKHOLD

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Best Of

COMMUNITY LIFE

Local Talent.

Local Careers.

Local Impact.

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The Alliance is an award-winning regional not-forprofit health plan serving over 350,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Merced counties. Our mission is to provide accessible, quality health care guided by local innovation. Our values are: Culture, Customer Service, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, and Stewardship.

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Best Beach

Some of Our Benefits Include:

SEABRIGHT BEACH

• Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision, 401(a) Retirement Contribution, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, and Tuition Reimbursement

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• Generous Paid Time Off + 11 Paid Holidays • Thoughtful Health and Wellness Program, fresh fruit every week, and an On-site Fitness Center • Electric Vehicle charging stations (we are a Green Certified Business)

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Seabright Beach is technically part of Twin Lakes State Beach. The beach has a small rock arch that the San Lorenzo River runs through. Seabright Beach is one of the county’s best spots for a bonfire. The beach is positioned between the Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Harbor. Lifeguards are present during the summer, and dogs (on a leash) are welcome year round. CAT JOHNSON


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The Best things in life are fun!

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Imagine how much more time for fun and relaxation you’ll have once your meals, housecleaning, laundry and most utilities are taken care of! All this, plus transportation for your shopping and medical appointments. Moving to Dominican Oaks might just be the best decision you make all year! Call today for your free tour!

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BEST RETREAT CENTER

YOGA, AYURVEDA & COMMUNITY – SINCE 1978

CONFERENCES & RETREATS • Personal Retreats • Available for groups of 15 to 500 • Vegetarian meals, lodging, massage and other offerings • Nestled in 355 acres of redwoods overlooking Monterey Bay

AYURVEDA & YOGA PROGRAMS • Ayurveda Health Counselor, Practitioner, and MA degree • Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hr Intensive Jun 14 - Jul 14 300 Hr Modular starts May 3-11 • Yoga, Service & Community 3 to 6 month residential program

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Best Nonprofit Group

Thank you Santa Cruz!

Serving you for 36 years!

HOMELESS GARDEN PROJECT The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless.

The garden has a strong emphasis on creating community between staff, trainees, volunteers and the larger Santa Cruz community.

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HGP programs include Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Womens’ Organic Flower Enterprise, community-building initiatives, and a store on Pacific Avenue.

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The Homeless Garden Project was created in May of 1990.

In 1998, the City of Santa Cruz adopted a Master Plan for an open space greenbelt which includes a nine-acre permanent site for the Homeless Garden Project. CAT JOHNSON

The Panda Inn Lunch & Dinner • Wednesday-Sunday 831.688.8620 Deer Park Center, 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd. Aptos CA

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WINNERS <75

Local Hero JACQUI RICE (SLV SCHOOL DISTRICT) RUNNERS-UP KEITH MCHENRY (FOOD NOT BOMBS), NAT YOUNG

Neighborhood SEABRIGHT RUNNERS-UP PLEASURE POINT, WESTSIDE

Nonprofit Group HOMELESS GARDEN PROJECT 1120 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (store), 426-4609, homelessgardenproject.org

RUNNERS-UP SAVE OUR SHORES, SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

Place of Worship TWIN LAKES CHURCH 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, 465-3300, tlc.org

RUNNERS-UP INNER LIGHT MINISTRIES, VINTAGE FAITH CHURCH

Place to Walk/Jog/Hike WEST CLIFF DRIVE

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RUNNERS-UP HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK, FOREST OF NISENE MARKS STATE PARK

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Retreat Center

Best Boardwalk Ride

LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA

FIREBALL

RUNNERS-UP MOUNT HERMON CONFERENCE CENTER, MOUNT MADONNA CENTER

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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk added the Fireball ride in 2003.

It’s a swinging, spinning claw designed to create disorientation and g-force.

At the same time, the Fireball is considered one of the smoothest rides at the Boardwalk.

It’s been described as a ride for “thrill seekers and punishment freaks.”

5800 Prescott Road, Soquel 462-8383, landofmedicinebuddha.org

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CAT JOHNSON

Wedding Venue CHAMINADE RESORT & SPA 1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz 475-5600, chaminade.com

RUNNERS-UP SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT, QUAIL HOLLOW RANCH


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aptos 831.688.6461 | Capitola 831.462.9000 | santa Cruz 831.469.8000 Š2017 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell BankerŽ is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Office is Owned by a Subsidiary of NRT LLC. All rights reserved. This information was supplied by Seller and/or other sources. Broker believes this information to be correct but has not verified this information and assumes no legal responsibility for its accuracy. Buyers should investigate these issues to their own satisfaction. Real Estate Agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are Independent Contractor Sales Associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage or NRT LLC. CalBRE License # 01908304.

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Adult Store PURE PLEASURE SHOP 111 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, 466-9870, purepleasureshop.com

RUNNERS-UP CAMOUFLAGE, FRENCHY’S

Alternative Health Services THRIVE NATURAL MEDICINE 2840 Park Ave., Soquel, 515-8699, thrivenatmed.com

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ CORE FITNESS, FIVE BRANCHES UNIVERSITY

Antiques

Arts and Crafts

CLARK’S AUCTION COMPANY

PALACE ARTS & OFFICE SUPPLY

103 Whispering Pines Drive, Scotts Valley, 706-8776

1407 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 427-1550, 1501 41st Ave., Capitola, 464-2700, gopalace.com

RUNNERS-UP CENTER STREET ANTIQUES, MR. GOODIE’S

RUNNERS-UP ART SUPPLIES INK, LENZ ARTS

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Best Of SHOPPING & SERVICES

WINNERS <83

Auto Dealer (New) TOYOTA OF SANTA CRUZ 4200 Auto Plaza Drive, Capitola, 465-8600, santacruztoyota.com

RUNNERS-UP OCEAN HONDA, SUBARU OF SANTA CRUZ

Auto Dealer (Pre-Owned)

AUTO ONE 1236 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 427-2700, santacruzautoone.com

RUNNERS-UP THE ARGUS COMPANY, BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SALES

Auto Repair SPECIALIZED AUTO 2415 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 462-3458, specializedautos.com

RUNNERS-UP LLOYD’S TIRES, RUSTY’S REPAIR

Bank (Local)

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Best Pet Grooming/ Pet Sitting

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BANK 7775 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 662-6000 819 Bay Ave., Capitola, 464-5300 720 Front St., Santa Cruz, 457-5000 4604 Scotts Valley Drive, # 10, Scotts Valley, 461-5000

BED AND BISCUITS

RUNNERS-UP COMERICA, LIGHTHOUSE BANK

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Bank (Credit Union)

Bed and Biscuits has a certified pet aesthetician named Crystal Jaquith on staff who specializes in the skin and coats of dogs and cats. The staff is trained in pet first-aid and CPR. Some of their employees have worked there for over a decade. There is always someone on site—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For the alternative dog or cat, Bed and Biscuits offer tattoos, hair coloring, feather extensions, and bling. ANDREW STEINGRUBE

BAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Multiple Locations

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

Barbershop MONTGOMERY’S BARBER SHOP 1047 Water St., Santa Cruz, 713-5038

RUNNERS-UP CALI BARBERSHOP, WEST SIDE BARBERSHOP

Bed & Breakfast INN AT DEPOT HILL 250 Monterey Ave., Capitola, 462-3376, innatdepothill.com

RUNNERS-UP BABBLING BROOK INN, SAND ROCK FARM

Beauty Supply WESTSIDE BEAUTY SUPPLY Multiple Locations

RUNNER-UP OLYMPIA BEAUTY SUPPLY & SALON

Bookshop (new) BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-0900, bookshopsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP KELLY’S BOOKS, LOGOS BOOKS & RECORDS

Bookshop (used) LOGOS BOOKS & RECORDS 1117 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 427-5100, logosbooksrecords.com

RUNNERS-UP BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ, THE LITERARY GUILLOTINE

Butcher SHOPPER’S CORNER 622 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-1398, shopperscorner.com

RUNNERS-UP EL SALCHICHERO, FREEDOM MEAT LOCKER

Car Wash WHALERS CAR WASH 2001 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-0676, whalerscarwash.com

RUNNERS-UP CRUZ CAR WASH, MASTER CAR WASH

Carpet Cleaning CONNOISSEUR 2888 Estates Drive, Aptos, 476-9721, santacruzclean.com

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Thank You for Voting for Dr. Tonya Fleck for Best Naturopathic doctor.

Wouldn’t it be great to work with a Doctor who listens to you? One who takes a holistic approach to your health and doesn’t simply treat symptoms? “I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Tonya. Santa Cruz County residents are very fortunate to have this amazingly gifted Naturopathic Doctor to rely on in times of need.” MM

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WINNERS <84 RUNNERS-UP PEACHY KLEEN, QUALITY CARPET CARE

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Care SIMCHA PRESCHOOL 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, 479-3449

RUNNERS-UP CAPITOLA CHILD CARE, DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL AND FAMILY CENTER

Computer Repair CLICKAWAY 303 Potrero St., Santa Cruz, 420-1200, clickaway.com

RUNNERS-UP BLUE SCREEN COMPUTERS, PLEASURE POINT COMPUTER

Consignment Clothing CLOSET SHOPPER 504 Front St., Santa Cruz, 427-0400, theclosetshoppersantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP CROSSROADS TRADING CO., JET SET BOHEMIAN

Coworking Space NEXTSPACE 101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, 420-0710, nextspace.us

RUNNERS-UP CRUZIOWORKS, THE SATELLITE

YORK FRAMING GALLERY

Best Coworking Place

619 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 462-0313, yorkframinggallery.com

RUNNERS-UP FRAME CIRCUS, LENZ ARTS

NEXTSPACE

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NextSpace was one of the first coworking spaces in the country.

It has been the birthplace of countless local projects, products and businesses.

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The restrooms in all NextSpace locations are marked by a pirate flag.

4

The original NextSpace leadership helped establish

a global coworking culture of collaboration and mutual support.

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Dogs are welcome and beloved members of the NextSpace community. CAT JOHNSON

Dry Cleaners CLASSIC VAPOR DRY CLEANERS 285 Water St., Santa Cruz, 423-4646; 809 Bay Ave., Capitola, 479-0650; 415 Trout Gulch Road, Aptos, 688-5011, vaporcleaners.biz

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Custom Framing

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Best Of

SHOPPING & SERVICES 2017

WINNERS

Have you heard? San Lorenzo Floors wins again! BEST FLOORING STORE IN THE COUNTY

W

e want to thank you Santa Cruz County for voting us the #1 Flooring store in Santa Cruz for the 14th year!

To celebrate this award we are offering a special offer to our loyal customers and their neighbors. If you are new to San Lorenzo Floors, ask your neighbors, or come on in and you will soon learn why we continue to win the Best of the Best.

10% OFF material when installed by San Lorenzo floors One coupon per household Good through August 31, 2017

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Best Massage Therapist: Cala Remick Best Nutritionist: Jaimi Jansen

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Best Acupuncture Clinic Best Alternative Health Services

<87 RUNNERS-UP ALMAR CLEANERS, MASTER CLEANERS

DVD Rental WESTSIDE VIDEO 2334 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 458-0134

when you mention or bring in this ad.

Call 831.425.9500 to sign up! Good at Watsonville and Santa Cruz locations. www.santacruzcore.com | 317 Potrero St. Suite C, Santa Cruz CA First time clients only. Expires 4/30/17.

Flower Shop THE FLOWER SHACK 614 S Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-3877

RUNNERS-UP CAPITOLA VIDEO, DVD TO GO

RUNNERS-UP ACE’S FLOWERS, SUSI’S FLOWERS

Eyewear

Furniture

EYEQ

SC41

1101 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 466-3937, eyeqsantacruz.com

2647 41st Ave., Soquel, 464-2228, sc41.com

RUNNERS-UP PLAZA LANE OPTOMETRY, SPEX

RUNNERS-UP COUCH POTATO, MODERN LIFE, SWEETS IN THE NUDE

Fabric

Garden Supply

HARTS FABRIC

SAN LORENZO GARDEN CENTER

1620 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-5434, hartsfabric.com

RUNNERS-UP CROSSROAD FABRICS, JUDY’S SEWING AND VACUUM CENTER

235 River St., Santa Cruz, 423-0223, probuild.com

RUNNERS-UP DIG GARDENS, GARDEN COMPANY

Feed Store

Gift Shop

MOUNTAIN FEED & FARM SUPPLY

ZINNIA’S GIFT BOUTIQUE

9550 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond, 336-8876, mountainfeed.com

RUNNERS-UP APTOS FEED & PET SUPPLY, GENERAL FEED & SEED

Financial Planner

$99 for 3 Massages

RUNNERS-UP FLOORS ETC., WAREHOUSE DIRECT FLOORING OUTLET

LANAI FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS 1066 41st Ave., Ste. A101, Capitola, 476-7300, lanaifinancialsolutions.com

RUNNERS-UP CHRISTINE MCBROOM, KYLE SHARP

Flooring SAN LORENZO FLOORS 3113 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 461-1300, sanlorenzofloors.com

Graham Plaza, 219 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, 430-9466, zinniasgiftboutique.com

RUNNERS-UP OUTSIDE-IN, STRIPE

Green Business T PAUL SEK ECO-FRIENDLY PAINTING 721 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 588-4080, greenpaintingcontractor.com

RUNNERS-UP GREENSPACE, SALON ON THE SQUARE

Grocery Store (local) SHOPPER’S CORNER 622 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-1398, shopperscorner.com

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Thank you for voting Discovery Preschool and Family Center as Runner Up for

Best Children’s Day Care in Santa Cruz County!!

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                  Reggio  Emilia  Inspired  Programs   Ages  2  through  Kindergarten   Open  7:30-­‐5:30  M-­‐F   (831)  515-­‐7071   scdiscoverypreschool@gmail.com   www.discoverypreschoolandfamilycenter.com   An innovative approach to early childhood education, which values the child as strong and capable; rich with wonder and knowledge.

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Best Of

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Thank You Santa Cruz for Voting Local Harvest Catering the Best Caterer in Town! 2017

Specializing in Organic, Seasonal Food, Simply Prepared

Local Harvest Catering provides full service catering for all occasions including weddings, private parties and corporate events. We work with local organic farms and artisans from Santa Cruz County to promote the local food industry.

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Best Piercing Studio

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STAIRCASE TATTOO & BODY PIERCING

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The original location downtown opened in 1994. Its previous tenant was called Staircase Massage Parlor. Staircase Tattoo & Body Piercing is a family business run by two generations of McDermotts with decades of experience. Staircaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piercing section contains more gold than Fort Knox. Staircase never sleeps, apparently. It is open seven days a week, from noon to 8 p.m. There is no part of the body Staircase has not pierced. DNA


ACUPUNCTURE

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20,000 PATIENTS HELPED AND HEALED AT OUR CLINICS WORLD RENOWNED PROFESSORS AND STAFF

200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz CA | fivebranches.edu/clinic | 831.476.9424

FIRST PLACE Acupuncture Clinic

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WINNERS <88 RUNNERS-UP NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS, STAFF OF LIFE

Grocery Store (natural)

NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-1306 1134 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-1793 1210 41st Ave., Capitola, 479-7987

RUNNERS-UP APTOS NATURAL FOODS, STAFF OF LIFE

Hair Salon SALON ON THE SQUARE 110 Cooper St., Ste 100E, Santa Cruz, 600-7087, salononthesquare-sc.com

RUNNERS-UP Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ATELIER SALON, SALON SANTA CRUZ

Hardware Store ACE HARDWARE 1214 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 457-2222 72 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, 662-0222 849 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-7650

RUNNERS-UP SAN LORENZO LUMBER, SCARBOROUGH LUMBER

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PIPE LINE

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818 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-7473, pipesinthecity.com

RUNNERS-UP GRAFFIX, KINDPEOPLES COLLECTIVE

Best Adult Store

Home Decorating

PURE PLEASURE

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Pure Pleasure is run by knowledgeable motherdaughter team Janice and Amy Baldwin.

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Their new location on Cooper Street is across the street from the MAH.

STRIPE

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Pure Pleasure hosts monthly sex and relationship workshops, along with seasonal special events like comedy, performance art and First Friday blow-outs.

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The vibe is friendly and classy, with a hint of mischief. Vegan products are available for the socially conscious. DNA

107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com

RUNNERS-UP BOTANIC & LUXE, WARMTH COMPANY

Hotel DREAM INN 175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 426-4330, dreaminnsantacruz.com

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for Voting Us #1 Yoga Studio in Santa Cruz

Yoga

Wellness

Community

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST HAIR SALON AND BEST GREEN BUSINESS, RUNNER UP interior design services cabinetry · countertops

organic linens sustainable flooring natural, organic mattresses

719 Swift Street

831.600.7087

salononthesquare-sc.com

Westside, Santa Cruz 831.423.7200 www.greenspacecompany.com

Thank you for trusting us with your eco-friendly home renovations

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tile · non-toxic paint

2017

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Thank you

Good Times readers for your support & trust with your health!

Weight & Lifestyle Solutions Your local experts for 31 years!

Santa Cruz 831.462.5900 | www.thehealthyway.us 3251 Mission Drive - near Dominican Hospital

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To our wonderful clients - we love making you beautiful. Come by and let us pamper you!

2017

Tracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nails

1420 41st Ave Ste F, Capitola 831-462-2292


Best Of

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THANKS FOR THE L❤VE! 1515 & 1517 PACIFIC AVE • SOCKSHOPANDSHOECO.COM

2017

Best Solar Company

1 2 3 4

Founded by brothers James and Nathaniel Allen, Alterra Solar is family-owned and operated. Alterra strives to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy on the central coast. It is the perennial favorite solar company of Good Times readers, having won the category for the last several years.

Other awards they’ve received include Best Place to Work in Monterey Bay (bfrom the Monterey County Business Council) and 2015 Cool Climate Leader (from the California Air Resources Board).

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Alterra has fantastic drone videos of many of the projects they’ve worked on around the Monterey Bay. CAT JOHNSON

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Get out of the garage, off the kitchen table and into an affordable, professional workspace. Space available by the hour, day, week or month.

325 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz • 831-531-2300 • santacruz.thesatellitecenters.com

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ALTERRA SOLAR

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Best Of

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WINNERS

BEST SHOE STORE <92

RUNNERS-UP CHAMINADE, HOTEL PARADOX

House Cleaner CLEAN SWEEP 721 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 588-4080, greenpaintingcontractor.com

RUNNERS-UP MARIO’S HOUSE AND CARPET CLEANING, SUNRISE CLEANING

Thank you! Bunnys Shoes 1350 Pacific Ave Downtown Santa Cruz 831.423.3824

House Painter T PAUL SEK ECO-FRIENDLY PAINTING 721 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 588-4080, greenpaintingcontractor.com

RUNNERS-UP ANDSON PAINTING, D2 PAINTING

Hydroponic Supplier SANTA CRUZ HYDROPONICS AND ORGANICS

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Multiple Locations santacruz-hydroponics.gardeningunlimited.com

RUNNER-UP SPECIALTY GARDEN SUPPLY

Internet Service Provider CRUZIO

Bottom of the homepage: SantaCruz.com Right side of the homepage: GoodTimes.SC

Kitchen Store TOQUE BLANCHE 1527 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-1351, mytoque.com

RUNNERS-UP LE CHEF, OUTSIDE-IN

Landscaper DREAMSCAPE CREATIVE LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS 1916 Encina Drive, Santa Cruz 476-6800, dreamscape-cls.com

RUNNERS-UP K&D LANDSCAPING, PARADISE LANDSCAPE

Laser Hair Removal LASER HAIR AND SKIN SOLUTIONS 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., #71b, Aptos, 689-9830

RUNNERS-UP MONTEREY BAY LASER AESTHETICS, ULTRADERM

Laundromat SUDZ 7887 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 688-7839 709 Lighthouse Ave., Santa Cruz, 324-4920

RUNNERS-UP BUBBLES, SEASIDE WASH & DRY

877 Cedar St., #150, Santa Cruz, 459-6301, cruzio.com

Lawyer

RUNNER-UP GOT.NET

MICHAEL TUNINK

Jewelry Sign up:

RUNNERS-UP CHILDISH, HOPSCOTCH

DELL WILLIAMS

820 Bay Ave., #120, Capitola, 477-2001

RUNNERS-UP EDDIE BROITMAN, DINA HOFFMAN

1320 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-4100, dellwilliams.com

Life Coach

RUNNERS-UP ARTISANS GALLERY, CAMERON MARKS BOUTIQUE

MARISA ABZUGCALLENDER

Kids’ Clothing

balancemft.com

JELLI BEANZ 2555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 462-6700, jellibeanzonline.com

RUNNERS-UP BERNADINE ROSSO, MELANIE SARGENT

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L AS E R HA I R & SKI N SOLUTION S LASER HAIR REMOVAL Candela’s GentleLase Laser

2017

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THANKS FOR VOTING US BEST 5 YEARS IN A ROW!

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Newest Fastest Technology Full Bikini

for only $200

DYS P ORT • B OTOX • DE RM AL FIL L E R S Facial Rejuvination with Candela’s VBeam Laser

831 689 9830

783 Rio Del Mar Blvd. Suite 71B Aptos, CA 95003 James Kojian MD | Karen Welsh RN | Catie Collins NP


Best Of

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

WINNERS <96

Lighting RIVERSIDE LIGHTING & ELECTRIC 300 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-7411, riversidelightingandelectric.com

RUNNERS-UP ILLUMINÉE, OM GALLERY

Lingerie

RUNNERS-UP DALE OCKERMAN, STEVE PALAZZO

Musical Instruments SYLVAN MUSIC 1521 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 427-1917, sylvanmusic.com

CAMOUFLAGE

RUNNERS-UP THE STARVING MUSICIAN, THOMAS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

1329 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-7613, shopcamouflage.com

Pet Grooming

RUNNERS-UP AMOUREUSE, LEGS

BED AND BISCUITS

Mani/Pedi

2625 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-1580, bedandbiscuits.com

TRACY’S NAILS

RUNNERS-UP SHAMPOO-CHEZ, THE WHOLE KITTEN CAPOODLE

1420 41st Ave., Capitola, 462-2292

RUNNERS-UP BELLA NAILS, OPAL SPA

Massage School CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF MASSAGE 1119 Pacific Ave., Ste. 300, Santa Cruz, 476-2115, cypresshealthinstitute.com

RUNNER-UP FIVE BRANCHES UNIVERSITY

Men’s Clothing STRIPE MEN RUNNERS-UP BERDELS, SO FRESH

Men’s Shoes SOCKSHOP & SHOE COMPANY 1515 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 429-6101, sockshopandshoeco.com

RUNNER-UP OLD SCHOOL SHOES

Music Instructor RHAN WILSON

BED AND BISCUITS 2625 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-1580, bedandbiscuits.com

RUNNERS-UP LITTLE PUP LODGE, WHO’S YOUR WALKIE

Pet Store PET PALS 3660 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 464-8775, petpals.com

RUNNERS-UP APTOS FEED & PET SUPPLY, PET EMPORIUM

Pharmacy WESTSIDE PHARMACY 1401 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 423-7175, westsidepharmacyrx.com

RUNNERS-UP FRANK’S, HORSNYDER

Photo Developing BAY PHOTO LAB 715 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 425-1100 2959 Park Ave., Soquel, 475-6090 900 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, 475-6686, bayphoto.com

rhanwilson.com

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“You inspire us”

Zinnia’s Scotts Valley

2017

(831) 430-9466 219C Mount Hermon Road • Scotts Valley zinniasgiftboutique.com Always complimentary gift wrap

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107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com

Pet Sitting

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2017

thank you for voting Cypress best massage school 3 years in a row and a thanks to some of our great teachers

MASSAGE CLINIC $25/HR

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Living in The Best Place on Earth

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By Datta Khalsa, Broker It isn’t hard to see why Santa Cruz is such a great place to live. Even after travelling to many of the world’s most exotic destinations, I always feel fortunate when I come back here to call Santa Cruz my home. We are known as a beach town first and foremost, enjoying near-perfect climate with our south-facing location on the Monterey Bay, and equally intrinsic to its unique character are the scenic Redwoods, Oaks and Madrones that rise up from our coastal plains.

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But then, living in one of the best places in the world does come at a price: with our cost of home ownership at 104.8% and cost of rents at 67.0% of monthly wage, Santa Cruz County was recently recognized as the 4th least affordable housing market in the world, after Hong Kong, Sydney, and Vancouver. In fact, according to CAR statistics, only 17% of the population in our town is able to afford to buy a home here. Studies of unaffordable markets worldwide show a direct correlation between restrictive land-use regulation and lack of affordability, highlighting the delicate task of finding the balance between increasing affordability and preserving the things that made these places desirable to live in the first place. So what is being done locally to respond to the market forces and meet the demand for sustainability for more of the population to be able to afford the high cost of living? Well for one, the Santa Cruz County planning department is now in the process of overhauling their Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance inviting input from the public to allow ADUs to be built on parcels under an acre, as long as the parcel can support a septic system sufficient to serve both the main house and the ADU. We may never be able to come up with all the answers as to how we can help more people afford to live here, but along the way we can continue to become a better community for trying to make it possible. Datta Khalsa is the broker and owner at Main Street Realtors in Soquel. He can be reached at (831)818-0181 or Paid Advertorial datta@mainstrealtors.com

Real Estate Team

STAIRCASE TATTOO & BODY PIERCING

FRIDAY REALTY

628 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, 425-7644, staircasetattoo.com

RUNNERS-UP AMORY BODY ARTS, MISSION STREET TATTOO & PIERCING

I sometimes wonder, what is it that makes this place so cool? Despite our town’s amazing natural beauty, I would maintain that it is the community that makes Santa Cruz truly awesome. And over the years I have also seen our area evolve from its reputation in the ‘60s and ‘70s as a town of mostly surfers and hippies to a more cosmopolitan blend where the counterculture coexists alongside Silicon Valley neophytes, and everything in between. What seems to tie us all together is a common love of world-class music, food, wine and brewing, with emerging talents in theatre, arts, education, sport and music, along with being a world destination for alternative healing arts. And behind all of this is a solid bedrock of families from a growing array of religions and walks of life who, through their participation at the local level, actively yet quietly continue to make Santa Cruz a place where people will want to live for years to come.

Piercing Studio

Plumbing BELLOWS PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR 2562 Research Park Drive, Soquel, 219-8644, bellowsservice.com

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ PLUMBING INC., TINO’S PLUMBING

Thank You Santa Cruz!

AG • Mother Denim • Paige Michael Stars • Splendid Stateside • Sundry • Velvet Ella Moss • Johnny Was Sanctuary • Lucky Brand Jag • Cut Loose Nic & Zoe • Eileen Fisher Locally Owned Since 1972 Santa Cruz • (831) 423-3349 • 1224 Pacific Ave Capitola • (831) 476-6109 • 504C Bay Ave Visit us on Facebook

RUNNER-UP MULHERN REALTY GROUP

Record / CD Store STREETLIGHT RECORDS 939 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9200, streetlightrecords.com

RUNNERS-UP LOGOS BOOKS & RECORDS, METAVINYL

Roofers KNOX ROOFING

Portrait Photographer

46 El Pueblo Road, Scotts Valley, 461-0634, knoxroofing.com

DEVI PRIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

RUNNERS-UP MORIARITY ROOFING, TURK THE ROOFER

1060 River St., Santa Cruz, 600-6055, devipride.com

RUNNERS-UP ALEXANDRA RICE, NEIL SIMMONS

Senior Home Care COMFORCARE

Produce

100 Doyle St., #F, Santa Cruz, 427-1553, comforcare. com/california/santa-cruz-county

SANTA CRUZ DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET

RUNNERS-UP HEARTFELT HOME CARE, LIFESPAN CARE MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Cedar and Lincoln streets

Citizens of Humanity • Free People

1040 41st Ave., Santa Cruz 440-3690, fridayrealty.com

RUNNERS-UP NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS, SUNNYSIDE PRODUCE

Real Estate Agency

Senior Residential Community DOMINICAN OAKS

COLDWELL BANKER

3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz, 462-6257, dominicanoaks.com

824 B Mission St., Santa Cruz, 469-8000, coldwellbanker.com

RUNNERS-UP AEGIS, SUNSHINE VILLA

RUNNERS-UP BAILEY PROPERTIES, DAVID LYNG

Sign Shop

Real Estate Agent LAUREN SPENCER, MY SANTA CRUZ REAL ESTATE 7979 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 662-6522

RUNNERS-UP GRETCHEN BACH, JUSTIN MCNABB

STOKES SIGNS 303 Potrero St., Santa Cruz, 426-1570, stokessigns.com

RUNNERS-UP CATTO’S GRAPHICS, SANTA CRUZ SIGNS

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Thank You Santa Cruz for choosing Bed and Biscuits Groomingdales as

Best of 2017 for Pet Sitting and Pet Grooming!

2017

2017

Grooming

~ Staffed by a team of dedicated, experienced and industry trained professional pet stylists ~ Top quality and full range of grooming services for all breeds and types of grooms ~ In house certified Pet Aesthetician ~ Walk in Nail Trims available ~ We groom Cats too!

Lodging / Daycare ~ Customized stays to fit the needs of your pet ~ Staff on duty 24 hours a day ~ Outdoor play areas ~ Staff has advanced pet care training in Canine Body Language, Pet First Aid and CPR ~ Safe and Secure fencing

Training

~ From Canine to Good Citizen! ~ Lodge and Learn ~ Puppy Preschool ~ Day School ~ Private Lessons

Stop by for a tour!

Monday - Friday 10:00am- 3:00pm Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm

• One night of Boarding (includes 1 extra service) • One day of Daycare (includes Evaluation) • 50% Off Dog or Cat Grooming/Bathing appointment • FREE Dog Training Consultation

Call or stop by today to set up your first visit

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Best Of

Thank you Santa Cruz for voting for me as one of the best.

SHOPPING & SERVICES

I am happy to serve you with expertise, integrity and quality communication.

WINNERS <102

Solar Company

Veterinarian

ALLTERRA SOLAR

SCOTTS VALLEY VETERINARY CLINIC

207 McPherson St., Santa Cruz, 425-2608, allterrasolar.com

RUNNERS-UP SANDBAR SOLAR & ELECTRIC, SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES

Tanning GLIMMER & GLOW 153 S. Morrissey Ave., Santa Cruz, 469-4569 266-L Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley, 471-8201, glimmerandglow.com

Justin McNabb Bailey Properties BRE# 01928930 justinmcnabb.com • mcnabbrealestate@gmail.com • 831-334-4727

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831.662.0327

402 & 408 Trout Gulch Rd. Aptos www.carolinesnonprofitthriftshop.org

113 Locust St., Santa Cruz, 295-6329

Vintage Clothing

HEAVY WATER TATTOO

Thrift Store GOODWILL CENTRAL COAST 350 Encinal St., Santa Cruz, 423-8611, ccgoodwill.org

Tires

Caroline's - The Beauty of Thrift

LEVEL UP

Tattoo Studio

RUNNERS-UP ABBOT’S THRIFT, CAROLINE’S NON PROFIT THRIFT SHOP

We focus on those programs and/or services for children with special medical, develop mental, psychological or other special needs.

Video Game Shop RUNNERS-UP GAMESTOP, STREETLIGHT RECORDS

RUNNERS-UP GOOD OMEN TATTOO, O’REILLY’S TATTOO

Thank you also to the 84 volunteers who work so tirelessly on behalf of the 24 local non-profits we support.

RUNNERS-UP ADOBE ANIMAL HOSPITAL, WESTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

RUNNERS-UP PARADISE TANNING CO., TAN

22606 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 854-7849, heavywatertattoo.com

Thank You Santa Cruz For Your Support Because of you, our to-date gifting total since 2011 has been $1,125,000.00

4257 Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley, 438-2600,scottsvalleyvet.com

LLOYD’S TIRES

MOON ZOOM 813 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-8500

RUNNERS-UP COGNITO CLOTHING, TOMBOY

Waxing EUROPEAN WAX CENTER 1955 41st Ave., Capitola, 477-9331, waxcenter.com

RUNNERS-UP VERONICA FRANCO @ LA RAUX SALON, SMOOTH BODY LOUNGE

Women’s Clothing PACIFIC TRADING COMPANY

303 River St., Santa Cruz, 426-4363, lloydstire.com

1224 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-3349, 504 Bay Ave., Capitola, 476-6109, pacifictradingonline.com

RUNNERS-UP PASILLAS TIRES, WILSON’S TIRE OF SOQUEL VILLAGE

RUNNERS-UP APTOS SHOES & APPAREL, STRIPE

Toy Store (kids)

Women’s Shoes

CHILDISH

BUNNYS SHOES

1127 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 454-8208, childishsantacruz.com

1350 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-3824 7000 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 662-2730

RUNNERS-UP JELLI BEANZ, WONDERLAND

RUNNERS-UP APTOS SHOES & APPAREL, SOCKSHOP & SHOE COMPANY


T H A N K YO U F O R VOT I N G U S

Best Jewelry!

I’m honored. Thank you, Santa Cruz!

2017

Stacking anniversary band rings

1320 PACIFIC AVENUE • DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ • 423-4100 • MON-SAT 10 a.m to 5:30 p.m WWW.DELLWILLIAMS.COM 1320 PACIFIC AVENUE • DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ • 423-4100 • WWW.DELLWILLIAMS.COM

10:am to 5:30pm 1320 PACIFIC AVENUEMON-SAT • DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ 831.423.4100 | DELLWILLIAMS.COM

Dr. Aimée Shunney, ND

Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

831.465.9088 | drshunney.com

- 5 years in a row

Thank you Good Times Readers for your votes.

Come in today to discover why we are the Best Bank in Santa Cruz County. 457.5000 | sccountybank.com | Aptos • Capitola • Santa Cruz • Scotts Valley • Watsonville | Member FDIC |

Equal Housing Lender

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ASU Gives You the Best in Aquatics

2017

WHY-because the Monterrey Bay has the best aquatic environments in the World. We start in with our signature Swim School teaching toddlers through adults to love water in our custom tropically heated pool. Our SCUBA School takes people to the magnificence of our sub-sea through our unique program of kayak diving. Our Travel Endeavor brings families to the tide |pools for foraging to the jungles of Papau New Guinea -ASU Aquatics-You deserve it!

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303 Potrero St #15, Santa Cruz, CA 831.458.3648 | www.asudoit.com

ANIMAL HOSPITAL CARING PEOPLE...CARING FOR PETS

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Must present coupon at time of visit

February Dental Special $150 OFF

476-1515

* Daytime Emergency Services*

2505 S. Main St., Soquel www.soquelcreekanimalhospital.com

Jason Miller, DVM Family Owned & Operated

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BEST OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 2017

Health & Recreation

Acupuncture Clinic FIVE BRANCHES UNIVERSITY 200 7th Ave., #115, Santa Cruz 476-8211, fivebranches.edu

RUNNERS-UP SANTA CRUZ CORE FITNESS & REHAB, FLUX ACUPUNCTURE LOUNGE

Dentist

Doctor (ND)

BICYCLE TRIP

KEVIN IPPISCH, DDS

JULI MAZI, ND

1001 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 427-2580, bicycletrip.com

9000 Soquel Ave. #202, Santa Cruz 476-3200, advanceddentistry.org

RUNNERS-UP BICYCLE TRIP, CYCLE WORKS

RUNNERS-UP KAREN L. COSLETT, DDS, A. GAVIN MCCLURE, DDS

2840 Park Ave., Ste. A, Soquel, Santa Cruz, 731-5882, thrivenatmed.com/naturopathicdoctor-juli-mazi

Chiropractor

Doctor (MD)

DR. MASI BAYLESS

RACHEL ABRAMS, MD

543 Frederick St., Santa Cruz, 458-1940

21511, #B, East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 465-9088, santacruzintegrativemedicine.com

RUNNERS-UP DR. DUNCAN MCCOLLUM, DR. RHODES WALTON

RUNNERS-UP BRUCE EISENDORF, MD, DEAN KASHINO, MD

RUNNERS-UP TONYA FLECK, ND; AIMÃ&#x2030;E GOULD SHUNNEY, ND

Esthetician JENNALEE DAHLEN AT YOSO WELLNESS SPA 720 River St., Suite 5., Santa Cruz, 247-1987, yosowellness.com

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WINNERS

Bike Shop

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Best Of

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WINNERS <107 RUNNERS-UP MARA CHARRON @ SIMPLY SKIN, VERONICA FRANCO @ LA RAUX SALON

Golf Course

Proud to have created thousands of smiles in Santa Cruz County. Thank you for voting us #1 Orthodontist!

DELAVEAGA 2017

Mark Joiner, D.D.S. Orthodontics for Children & Adults Premier Invisalign Provider 1773 Dominican Way, Santa Cruz (831) 475-5500 | joinerortho.com

401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz, 423-7214, delaveagagolf.com

RUNNERS-UP PASATIEMPO, SEASCAPE

Gym TOADAL FITNESS 113 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz, 423-3764 1200 17th Ave., #108, Santa Cruz, 464-3764 6200 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 475-5979 2929 Mission St. Extension, Santa Cruz, 466-3764 269 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, 430-9200

RUNNERS-UP IN-SHAPE, PACIFIC EDGE CLIMBING GYM

Thanks Santa Cruz t! for your suppor ep ke se Plea coming back!

2017

place to play pool

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SANFORD’S MARTIAL ARTS 4626 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 475-9676, sanfordkarate.com

bar & place to play darts

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Martial Arts

surf city billiards POOL • DARTS • CRAFT BEER GREAT FOOD • SHUFFLEBOARD

happy hour sun-thurs with $5 pool Industry Night Mondays: Free Pool & Happy Hour all Night organic sustainable non-gmo & local whenever POSSIBLE

RUNNERS-UP KAIJIN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, MINORSAN SELF-DEFENSE & FITNESS

Medical Marijuana Club KINDPEOPLES COLLECTIVE 3600 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 471-8562, kindpeoples.org

RUNNERS-UP CANNACRUZ, C.H.A.I.

Massage Therapist

JAIMI JANSEN @ SANTA CRUZ CORE FITNESS 130 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 429-9355, nourishsantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP JOCELYN DUBIN @ NOURISH, HEALTHY WAY

Orthodontist MARK JOINER 1773 Dominican Way, Santa Cruz, 475-5500, joinerortho.com

RUNNERS-UP JOHN A. HEDRICK, NORTH COAST ORTHODONTICS

Outdoor Store OUTDOOR WORLD 1440 41st Ave., Capitola, 479-1501 136 River St., Santa Cruz, 423-9555 theoutdoorword.com

RUNNERS-UP DOWN WORKS, PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS

Personal Trainer JASON LENINGTON @ TOADAL FITNESS toadalfitness.com

RUNNERS-UP JOHN CRITES @ WORLD GYM SCOTTS VALLEY, BEAU JANSEN @ SANTA CRUZ CORE FITNESS

Vitamin/ Supplements WAY OF LIFE

CALA REMICK

1220 41st Ave., Capitola, 464-4113, wayoflife.net

317 Potrero St., Suite C,Santa Cruz, 425-9500, santacruzcore.com

RUNNERS-UP NEW LEAF COMMUNITY MARKETS, STAFF OF LIFE

RUNNERS-UP JENNY CALL, VITAL BODY THERAPY

931 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz (831) 423-7665 sun-Thur 5PM-12am • Fri&Sat 5pm-1AM

Nutritionist

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Thank you for voting for us!

Catamaran Sailing on the Monterey Bay Weekend afternoon and sunset sails

Smooth sailing for the whole family on the 65’ Team O’Neill catamaran!

Wednesday night sailboat race sails Local beer and wine tasting sails Seasonal firework sails Sails offered May through October. Private charters available year-round.

OYC's captains and the Team O'Neill are U.S. Coast Guard licensed, insured and inspected annually.

oneillyachtcharters.com | 831.818.3645 | @oneillyachtcharters

Thank you for voting

:

$79 Sports ChiroTherapy Initial Exam & Treatment

Best Personal Trainer: Beau Jansen � �

:

3 Personal Training sessions for $99

Call 831.425.9500 to sign up! Good at Watsonville and Santa Cruz locations! www.santacruzcore.com | 317 Potrero St. Suite C, Santa Cruz CA First time clients only. Expires 4/30/17.

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Best Chiropractor: Rhodes Walton

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Thank You for Voting Us BEST VET • • • • • •

Dog & Cat Full Service Clinic Puppy & Kitten Packages Adult/Senior Care Digital Dental & Full Body X-rays In House Ultrasound In House Pharmacy & Laboratory

• • • • • •

Best Of

HEALTH & RECREATION 2017

Complete Dentistry General & Specialist Surgeries Cold Laser Therapy Separate Dog & Cat Entrances Open Saturdays Daytime Emergency

Professional & Compassionate Care In a State-of-the-Art Clinic Enter as a Client and Leave as Family

Charles Miller DVM Emily Miller DVM Beverly Hill DVM 831-438-2600

4257 Scotts Valley Drive scottsvalleyvet.com

50% Off New Patient Exam ($30 value, limited 1 per client, must present coupon)

SENSIBLY PRICED LUXURY RETIREMENT LIVING

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Spacious Apartment with Full Kitchen, Washer & Dryer

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Nutritious Daily Breakfast & Dinner Weekly Housekeeping Phone, TV & Internet Included Transportation to Local Doctors & Shopping Social & Recreational Activities

VALLEY HEIGHTS SENIOR COMMUNITY 925 Freedom Blvd • Watsonville (831)722-4884 www.valleyheights.com

Best Crossfit STUDIO 831

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Studio 831 is all about functional fitness. They focus on exercises that improve on and make more enjoyable the things in life you already do.

2 3 4 5

Their CrossFit program can be tailored to everyone from beginners to longtime devotees. In addition to physical exercise, Studio 831 encourages and utilizes a network of strong social support to achieve fitness. They offer nutrition and weight-management counseling in order to take a holistic approach to optimal fitness.

Studio 831’s staff pride themselves on having no pre-conceived notions about fitness, allowing clients to guide and acheive what they want from their individual processes. ANDREW STEINGRUBE


Thanks for voting us one of the Best Veterinarians in Santa Cruz!

THANK YOU SANTA CRUZ for voting for us for BEST CROSSFIT!

In our commitment to support prevention, good animal health and overall wellness, a variety of services are available. Some of these include:

NEW MEMBER SPECIAL 10 Days for $10 Free Drop-In Class every Saturday and Sunday at 10am!

1616 Seabright Ave. at Soquel, Santa Cruz (831) 566-4263 seabrightcrossfitsantacruz.com

SPRING INTO

ACT ION

831-464-8691

www.santacruzmentor.org

TODAY!

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Become a Big Brother, Big Sister

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Best Acupuncture Clinic

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3

2

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Five Branches offers comprehensive acupuncture that can help with everything from the common cold to sports injuries, and many things in-between.

It opened in 1984, and was one of the first Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges in the U.S.

FIVE BRANCHES

In the beginning, Five Branches University was a single classroom and one clinic with three treatment rooms and five teachers. Its programs now include two campuses, 38 treatment rooms, and 200 teachers.

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In addition to acupuncture, Five Branches also offers services such as massage, Chinese herbs, qigong, and nutritional counseling. ANDREW STEINGRUBE


Thank you Santa Cruz for voting us BEST SALON in the Runner-Up category, we feel honored!

A G re at Place for Growing Kids

SPONTANEOUS VISITS ENCOURAGED L’Atelier Salon lovingly welcomes guests of all races, ages, genders, orientations and spiritual beliefs.

2017

Kids' Clothing

Toy Store

Thank you Santa Cruz! We are blessed to be part of this fantastic community! Join us April 22nd from 12-3 (weather permitting) as we celebrate 10 years in business with a fun filled party! We look forward to seeing you in the store!

Mention this ad and enjoy 20% off of your home care purchase through April.

Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30; Saturday 11-4 831.462.6700 2555 Soquel Dr. Santa Cruz

Reserve your appointment today at our Certified Monterey Bay Green Business either online at: lateliersalon.com or call reception at 831.423.4247

When it comes to picking a great

LASIK surgeon

Thank you, Santa Cruz!

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40,000 eyes can’t be wrong. Change your life and lifestyle. Dr. Michael Furlong uses the most advanced technology – topography-guided, bladeless custom LASIK.

For a complimentary LASIK consultation visit furlongvision.com/now

BEST LASIK Doc – 5 years!

Best Consignment Clothing

1-855-529-7902

Keep Santa Cruz Stylish!

Official Eye Surgeon 2107 N. 1st St., San Jose

8049 SOQUEL DR. APTOS • 831-685-3156

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Michael Furlong, M.D.

We are honored to have received your acknowledgment. Jet Set Bohemian is a local, women-owned small business specializing in gently used designer and fine label clothing and accessories. Celebrating 25 years in Aptos, we wish to express thanks to our loyal customers and consignors who bring their items to share with us. You never know what treasures you will find here at Jet Set Bohemian!

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Lessons and rentals trailer located on Cowell Beach Lessons and rentals trailer located on Cowell Beach

Lessons and rentals trailer located on Cowell Beach

Thank you Santa Cruz for voting us the 2017

"Best" Carpet Cleaner for the 9th time!

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Legendary Results and Customer Service.

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Check out our blog @ connoisseurclean.com for helpful tips for around your home


Best Of HEALTH & RECREATION

WINNERS <108

Pilates AGILE MONKEY 121 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 458-4125, agilemonkey.net

RUNNERS-UP BODY IN MOTION, PLEASURE POINT PILATES

Running Store FLEET FEET 26 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, 662-0886, fleetfeetaptos.com

RUNNER-UP SANTA CRUZ RUNNING COMPANY

Sailing Charter CHARDONNAY 790 Mariner Park Way, Dock FF, Santa Cruz, 423-1213, chardonnay.com

RUNNERS-UP O’NEILL YACHT CHARTERS, PACIFIC YACHTING SAILING

Skate Park SCOTTS VALLEY SKYPARK 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley

RUNNERS-UP DERBY SKATE PARK, MONTE FAMILY SKATE PARK

Skate Shop BILL’S WHEELS

CHARDONNAY SAILING CHARTERS

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Started in 1984, they have been providing a sailing experience to the public in Santa Cruz for more than three decades.

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Both their first vessel (Chardonnay I) and their current vessel (Chardonnay II) were designed by celebrated yacht designer Bill Lee, whose nickname is “The Wizard.”

3

Offer charters that (literally) cater to various types of food and drink enthusiasts, with everything from pizza and beer charters to ones that offer champagne and sushi.

4

During April and May, Chardonnay offers whale-watching charters, with a naturalist on board.

5

Private charters are available for occasions as varied as weddings, teambuilding exercises and straight-up recreation.

ANDREW STEINGRUBE

1240 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 469-0904, billswheels.com

RUNNERS-UP BOARDROOM, SKATEWORKS

Snowboard/Skiing HELM OF SUN VALLEY 1408 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 462-6800, helmofsunvalley.com

RUNNERS-UP PACIFIC WAVE, PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS

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Best Of

HEALTH & RECREATION

WINNERS <115

Spa

(pampering)

Multiple Locations

417 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 458-9355, wellwithinspa.com

RUNNERS-UP FREELINE, PACIFIC WAVE

RUNNERS-UP CARESS DAY SPA, CHAMINADE

Surf Spot

Spa

STEAMER LANE

WELL WITHIN SPA

Swim School

417 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, 458-9355, wellwithinspa.com

RUNNER-UP TEA HOUSE SPA

Sporting Goods PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS 4770 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 475-1988, playitagainsports-soquel.com

RUNNER-UP OUTDOOR WORLD

Stand-up Paddleboard

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SUP SHACK

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WELL WITHIN SPA

(soaking)

Thank You All For Your Votes We Greatly Appreciate It!

Surf Shop

2214 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 464-7467, supshacksantacruz.com

RUNNERS-UP COVEWATER, CAPITOLA SURF AND PADDLE

Surf School CLUB ED 2350 Paul Minnie Ave., Santa Cruz, 464-0177, club-ed.com

RUNNERS-UP RICHARD SCHMIDT SURF SCHOOL, SURF SCHOOL SANTA CRUZ

RUNNERS-UP COWELL, PLEASURE POINT

ADVENTURE SPORTS 303 Potrero St. #15, Santa Cruz, 458-3648, asudoit.com

RUNNERS-UP SEAHORSE SWIM SCHOOL, SIMPKINS FAMILY SWIM CENTER

Therapist LUCIE HEMMEN 555 Soquel Ave. #280, Santa Cruz, 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz 588-2331, luciephd.com

RUNNERS-UP LENA AXELSSON, LINDA MASTRANGELO

Yoga Instructor HANNAH MUSE hannahmuseyoga.com

RUNNERS-UP LAURIE BRODERICKBURR, VICTOR DUBIN

Yoga Studio LUMA YOGA 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz, 325-2620, lumayoga.com

RUNNERS-UP DIVINITREE YOGA, PLEASURE POINT YOGA

Quality Transportation 905 WATER ST., SANTA CRUZ - 831.457.1900


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HEALTH & RECREATION

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GROCERY STORE, BEST CHEESE SELECTION,

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BEST JUICE BAR & SMOOTHIE

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Downtown · Westside · Capitola Half Moon Bay

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Best Pilates AGILE MONKEY

Stress Free Taxes Fast Prep • Fast Refunds

- Serving Santa Cruz for 32 years!Individuals • Businesses • Organizations

1 0% o ff for Good Times Readers* *With this ad. Exp. 3/31/17

Call Dan Hoggatt, 831.479.9111 820 Bay Ave. Capitola (across from Sushi Garden)

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Agile Monkey offers everything pilates, from individual to group classes, as well as instructor training and continuing education programs.

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It is family-owned-and-operated, and its 17 instructors often collaborate with other local medical and wellness practitioners. They seek to help clients find their “inner monkey,” which means using pilates to create a sense of freedom and power in the body. Pilates is all about balance: literally during its practice, and figuratively between strength and flexibility, body and mind. Before pilates was known as “pilates,” its inventor Joseph Pilates called it “contrology.” ANDREW STEINGRUBE


Support your local Monterey Bay Area Certified

Green Businesses

Certify your Business

Certified Green Businesses are: • Successful, local businesses • Reducing pollution, waste, • Conserving water & energy • Aligned with your shop local & green values • Retail to restaurants, auto repair to custodial and more!

www.montereybaygreenbusiness.org

For 40 years, Santa Cruz Community Credit Union has lived our mission of county-wide collaboration and positive economic change.

Thank you for recognizing us as your financial partner!

324 Front St., Santa Cruz • 590 Auto Center Dr., Watsonville (831) 425-7708 www.scccu.org

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Member owned and committed to your financial well-being.

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Flying

Crane Spa

IT”S TIME TO SAY AU REVOIR AND GOOD BYE !

therapeutic massage for the whole family

Foot massage $24 Body massage $49

Mt. Hermon Rd. Scotts Valley 245Q 515-8380 Safeway center

Santa Cruz

2381 Mission St. bet. Fair & Swift

Capitola

1501 41st. Ave. #J OSH center

288-5888 687-8188

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Gift certificates and discount cards available Open 7 days 10 am to 10 pm Walk-ins welcome. www.flyingcranemassage.com

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Shop Smart. Support your local Green Business. montereybaygreenbusiness.org

LA SIRENA ANTIQUES, BROCANTE & BOUTIQUE IS CLOSING IT’S DOORS AND HAVING A HUGE RETIREMENT SALE EVERYTHING WILL BE ON SALE UP TO 50% OFF STARTING MARCH 15th THANK YOU TO ALL MY

AMAZING CUSTOMERS.

LA SIRENA ANTIQUES. (831) 427-2766 . 328 INGALLS ST., SANTA CRUZ Between Kelly’s Bakery and New Leaf

Medical Treatment for alcoholism and drug use. Suboxone Provider. Confidential.

JAMES SPITLER, MD 1509 SEABRIGHT AVE, B-2 SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062

831.800.1313


Best Of SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 2017

Best Argument We’re Dying to See Settled

Best New Open Mic

WHERE’S THE EASTSIDE?

THURSDAY AT SANTA CRUZ FOOD LOUNGE

For a long time, it was simple: The Eastside started in Live Oak at 7th Avenue, where the city of Santa Cruz’s boundary stopped. (“Eastside” certainly has a better ring to it than “the unincorporated area.”) And of course, the area west of that was known as Seabright—until about five years ago, when people started calling that region around Soquel Avenue “Midtown.” And honestly, hey, that was cool, we could let it slide. But now as city leaders work through their Wayfinding analysis to improve signage, all of a sudden some “locals” are claiming that anything and everything east of the river is the Eastside. To which we say, “Oh, HELL no.” But in the interest of resolving all of this, let’s get a task force on it. JACOB PIERCE

The Santa Cruz Food Lounge’s new Thursday night Open Mic is a dream come true for local musicians: each act gets a generous 15 minutes to play. With sign-ups and a featured performer beginning at 6 p.m., and the open mic starting at 6:30 p.m., the front room of the Food Lounge becomes a stage, filling to the max with musicians and their supporters. A full bar and delicious burgers served up by Tanglewood chef Rachel Hughes round out the experience, which stretches until at least 9 p.m. It’s a chance to plug in and showcase your latest songs in a casual, supportive atmosphere, or just check out the local talent while making some new friends at the bar. MARIA GRUSAUSKAS

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Editors’ Picks

Our annual salute to the quirky corners of Santa Cruz greatness and strangeness

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Thank you Santa Cruz for your support! Best Lingerie Runner Up

Thrive

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Editors’ Picks

• Naturopathic Medicine • Acupuncture • Rolfing & Rolf Movement • Massage Therapy • IV Therapy • Energy Work • Family Medicine • Polarity • Facials • Physical Therapy • Life Coaching • Aromatherapy • Hypnotherapy • Nutritional Counseling • Photon Therapy • Herbal Medicine

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Midtown’s

Lingerie & Gifts

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shopping for a cause • Women’s fashion • Top brands and labels • Gently used/high quality • Tax-deductible donations welcome Located in the King’s Plaza Shopping Center

1601 41st Ave. Capitola

831-462-3686 www.the-daisy.org

Proceeds benefit programs provided by Family Service Agency of the Central Coast | www.fsa-cc.org

(831) 515-8699 2840 Park Ave. Ste. A Soquel, CA 95073 ThriveNatMed.com nted Discou 12 B Vitamin Shots!

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B12 Happy Hours: Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm Thursdays 9am-12pm Fridays 3-6pm

Best Relaxed Coffee Hang with Riverside Seating

COFFEEVILLE SPECIALTY COFFEE ROASTERS Tucked away on the busy ocean-bound route funneling tourists off of the 17 and onto the Boardwalk, there lies a subtle coffee oasis serving affordable “elite coffee” that’s not just for the elite. Opening its doors in 2015, Coffeeville offers that real laidback, beach-town cafe feel, with a cozy studying nook and outdoor riverside seating. Yes, the “river” is actually Branciforte Creek, which is mostly surrounded by concrete, but on a bright breezy day Coffeeville’s open patio totally transforms the scenery. Its brews are smooth, its pastries a perfect pairing, and a host of delicious substitutions for the dairy averse are available, along with housemade organic syrups (how about some honey and hazelnut, black walnut, or creme de menthe?). ANNE-MARIE HARRISON

Best Place to Have a Private Meeting in Public

MOZAIC There are a number of reasons one might want to meet in public to have a confidential conversation: no private office, prying co-workers, the option to order beverages and snacks. Mozaic has a few discrete spaces for discreet convos. The best table is to the left of the entrance, which is technically in the bar, so they don’t mind a light order (fresh mint leaf tea, Turkish coffee, etc.), and if that table is missing they’ll gladly slide one over. The row of bar tables is fairly private, too. Afternoons between meals are prime meeting time. Open daily. JEANNE HOWARD

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ADVANCED DENTISTRY Kevin Ippisch, DDS, Inc.

Embrace local natural energy. Sandbar Solar specializes in custom solar solutions for your home and budget. Allow us to meet with you for a no-pressure home evaluation to determine what is best for you. Voted as a favorite in the Good Times Best Of Santa Cruz County Awards

Thank you to all of our wonderful patients and friends!

Ranked #2 in systems installed in the Silicon Valley Business Journal Book of Lists 2016-17

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ALBERT EINSTEIN

Sandbar Solar, 2119 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz sandbarsolar.com

(831) 469-8888

Super Suds

Laundromat

Thanks for voting us #1

Thank you santa cruz for voting Super Suds Best Laundromat! Super Clean Parking

Restroom

Wi-Fi Available

Best rates in town

USE YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD AT OUR MACHINES.

Easy and Convenient. Daily Hours: 6am -11pm 2429 B Mission St. Santa Cruz

419.9212

2017

Best Pizza Watsonville

Cassidy's Pizza 1400 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville, CA 95076 831-724-2271

AdvancedDentistry.org | 831.476.3200

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NEW Owner

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Create a beautiful and natural look for your home, with Element’s quality hand made, eco-friendly, unique wood furniture and decor.

Hawaiian, Coastal and Tropical Furniture. Beach & Home Decor. Tropical Treasures & Gifts.

MARCH 15-21, 2017 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM

Container In! New Designs! INVENTORY CLEARANCE 20 - 50% OFF

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Proudly California’s largest Hawaiian style Tropical Furniture and Decor Store! 4500 square feet of merchandise

Thank you Santa Cruz for your 38 years of local business! – TURK

730 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-426-6102

Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm

service@elementhomefurnishings.com

ElementHomeFurnishings.com

For a FREE estimate, call Turk!

831.479.9653 Lic # 520899


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TO PUT UP A PARKING LOT Or five-story parking structure, rather. The site of the potential plan— which intends to solve the parking conundrum downtown—is the Cedar Street parking lot that is home to not only the downtown Farmers Market but also several large, old, beautiful Magnolia trees. The importance of the urban canopy goes far beyond aesthetics, its link to elevated moods, or even its scientifically proven reduction in crime and increase in commerce: trees near buildings reduce the need for air conditioning and heating, and one mature heritage tree sequesters 1-2 tons of carbon each year. When planning the future of Santa Cruz, it’s time to start embracing trees for what they are: valuable natural assets to the community, present and future. MG

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In the never-ending post-election malaise, one local business has established itself as a fortress for free thought and community support. It started on Inauguration Day, when Bookshop Santa Cruz pledged to donate a portion of in-store sales to the ACLU and launched “Word to Act On,” a program with Ecology Action, Planned Parenthood, and the Community Action Board Immigration Project. Every three months, Bookshop will highlight an organization with actions related to their issues through local activities, reading lists, fundraisers, and public reads. The marathon Orwell reading was a blast, too. Thank you, Bookshop, for providing a safe space to read, listen, share ideas, and cry. AMH

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DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S Whether it’s in the privacy of your own home, jumping up and down in your underwear to Taylor Swift, or at the barre with the focus of a Zen master, dance can be life-changing. For people with Parkinson’s, it can even be healing. Studies have shown that dance can reduce the negative psychological and neurological symptoms of Parkinson’s because of the ways it employs focus, rhythm, balance, and the like. That’s why Motion Pacific dance studio started up their Dance for Parkinson’s program last year, offering free movement classes to those with the disease, as well as their caretakers and family members. AMH

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CROW’S NEST AND HULA’S Deep-fried Monterey Bay calamari is a local classic, but there are two kitchens that provide next-level calamari appetizer joy. The Crow’s Nest lightly coats pieces of calamari steak with bread crumbs, seasons them with onion, garlic, basil and Parmesan, sautés them to a tender deliciousness, and serves them with tartar and cocktail sauces. Hula’s prepares their steak “abalone-style”—sliced into strips, with ginger-lime cream sauce and a sweet soy glaze. You will find yourself describing these two dishes lovingly to friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who displays the slightest interest in seafood. JH

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MAJK Santa Cruz’s Americana supergroup, which formed about a year ago, hasn’t played a lot of shows, and they’re taking their time recording their first album. If the band stays together, it could be the best thing in Santa Cruz and beyond for a long time. MAJK has reunited singer Kelly Koval and cellist Alexis Hawkes, who played together in Audiafauna, and joined with former Matador guitar player Matthew Harmon and Santa Cruz’s best upright bass player Jeff Kissell, formerly of Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra. The resulting sounds move the listener and feed the spirit. JP

EMILIO ARMENTA OF FOTOBIKE I first encountered Emilio Armenta and his mobile photo booth outside the Red Room one evening, and the resulting photo strip of some friends and I in ridiculous garb is a cherished memory. The 34-year-old Armenta is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who says that after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, he wanted nothing more than to make people smile. “It really helped with the stress of the war,” he says. The professional photo booth, mounted on the back of a tricycle along with a basket of props, dispenses high-quality photo strips, with an email option as well. Teaming up with Paul Damon of Holistic Veterans, Armenta hopes to begin retreats to some land he’s bought in Belize, to help teach veterans about sustainable farming. He’s also looking for veterans to help man his fleet of mobile booths, which travel around the Bay Area and Santa Cruz (follow @ TheFotoBike on Twitter for their latest location). They’re also available for private events via thefotobike.com. MG

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dance company has just arrived for the second performance of After the Curtain. They bussed in that morning at 7 a.m. after opening in Utica, New York the night before, and when asked if any of them got much sleep, Aguirre just laughs.

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So You Think You Can Dance fans will recognize Travis Wall as one of the show’s Emmy award-winning resident choreographers, and Shaping Sound—which he founded in 2012 with Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson—is his darling. On the heels of Dance Reimagined, which toured for four years, After the Curtain comes to San Jose on March 22. The show is about a man mourning the death of his beloved, but with an energizing mashup of dance styles and musical genres, and 12 of the best contemporary dancers in the business. “It’s about Vincent [Wall] creating a show and it’s opening night. You see the interaction with all the characters and dancers backstage. The sets are evolving: backstage dressing rooms, vanities,” says Aguirre. “One of the characters is a split personality of another character, his movements are very creaturesque, dark and athletic. My character, Lily, the main show girl, she’s very jazzy. Teddy Forance’s movement is athletic with jumps and flips—everyone brings their own strengths. Travis heard the songs he was given and designated them to the right artist to project the music into movement.” Despite barely sleeping while performing a high-intensity show every night, and living on a bus with 12 other people, this is exactly where Aguirre wants to be. “This is one-hundred percent my dream, to be able to tour with the people who I respect the most out of so many artists, people who I look up to but also consider my family and watch them on stage every night—it’s beyond the best job I’ve ever had.” It’s that joy for her craft that’s shaped Aguirre into what Wall calls “the most professional dancer I know.” Growing up, she spent her days at her mom’s dance studio in Felton, the Ballet Repertory Theater. Her mother was her primary teacher for 13 years, before Aguirre started training with Robert Kelley and Diane Cypher, now at Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre. In high school, she’d leave school at 12:30 p.m., drive an hour and a half to start ballet training in San Francisco until 6:30

p.m., and then drive to San Jose for rehearsal for the Dance Company of San Francisco with Chris Jacobsen and Sonya Tayeh, now best known as an Emmy-nominated choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance. When Tayeh and Jacobsen moved to Los Angeles, Aguirre relocated to New York City to attend NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. But paying for school when she was turning down paying dance jobs didn’t feel quite right, so after two years she took a leave of absence from NYU to move to Los Angeles and perform in Tayeh’s first company show. That’s when she connected with Wall through mutual friend Nick Lazzarini, one of Shaping Sound’s co-creators who Aguirre also danced with under Jacobsen and Tayeh. Wall invited her to join the cast for the 2010 Academy Awards, and they’ve been a tight team ever since— he’s even going to be a bridesman in her wedding. Since their friendship and creative collaboration took off, Aguirre has performed on Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) and with Beyonce, Adele, Chris Brown, to name a few. 2010 was a pivotal year for contemporary dance, says Aguirre. It was becoming more commercially and professionally popular, brought to a whole new audience by Florence and the Machine’s VMA performance, which Wall choreographed and Aguirre performed. “It it was a cool moment for the dance world, because as a backup dancer you’re generally doing hip-hop and sexy moves,” says Aguirre. “It was shaping into something different, with a different depth to it.” When Aguirre isn’t touring, she’s traveling all over the country to teach with Nuvo Dance Convention, but Santa Cruz will always be the place where she became a dancer. “I think it really made me love it,” says Aguirre. “I’m grateful for the artistic place that I came from, because it was such a nurturing place to fall in love with my art and my craft.” Info: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 South Almaden Boulevard, San Jose. shapingsoundco.com. $39-$79.


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amie Hince is reminiscing about the early days of the Kills, the popular indie rock duo he formed in 2002 with Alison Mosshart. “We never really expected for it to be any kind of success,” says the guitarist in his thick British accent. “We both thought this was going to be a life of obscurity and poverty.” It turned out to be anything but. As they embark on their 15th Anniversary tour, which comes to the Catalyst on Tuesday, March 21, the Kills have come a long way from their underground roots—their most recent

album, Ice & Ash, broke the U.K. Top 20, and Billboard’s Top 50 in the U.S. “We didn’t even know what we were going to sound like when we did our first gig,” he says with a chuckle. “But ever since then, people have booked us for more shows, and we haven’t had any time to stop and think about it.” The two originally met in London while Mosshart (who is also currently the frontwoman for the Dead Weather with Jack White) was on tour with her now-defunct Floridian riot grrrl band, Discount. Hince was working on a solo project he grew

disillusioned with. She heard Hince playing in a nearby apartment, and the two quickly hit it off. He gave her a tape recorder for the road, and they would spend time sending each other new songs and ideas when the inspiration hit. When Mosshart relocated to London, the two moved down the road from each other so that all of their time could be dedicated to their music. “I was living in a squat at the time, with no money, so the band was really important to getting out of our shitty situation,” he remembers. “We would go from my kitchen to her kitchen and

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just play on beaten up acoustic guitars.” The band had some early success in the U.K. with singles like “Fried My Little Brains” and “The Good Ones.” In 2008, they landed in the U.S. charts for the first time with their album Midnight Boom, which featured stomping, electro-tinged anthems like “U.R.A. Fever” and “Cheap and Cheerful.” While the Kills’ music is often described as stripped down and minimalist, scratch the surface and one discovers just how multifaceted and versatile it is. Hince carefully chooses each note, cutting out anything superfluous, but plays them with a sonic intensity that fills the song. Mosshart’s sultry, smokefilled voice floats across music with ease and raw sincerity. And they do all of this while maintaining an indie-pop sensibility. “I won’t go into the studio until I’m very clear of what I want it to sound like,” says Hince. “It’s very important that we never make the same music twice.” Between 2011’s Blood Pressures and last year’s Ash & Ice, Hince began to have problems with his hand, then accidentally slammed it in a car door, which led to an infection and six surgeries over two years. “For various reasons, like my hand injury, I didn’t want to limit ourselves to be a live band on record anymore,” he remarks. “I wanted to use technology as a creative instrument, software, keyboards, etc., against this rock ’n’ roll guitar.” Recently relocated to Los Angeles, Hince is setting up a studio in his house and has been going through previously unreleased music and finetuning songs from Ash & Ice that did not make the cut. He says Mosshart has been writing new material as well; the time gap between their last two albums is something he doesn’t want to repeat. “It crippled us—literally with my hand and metaphorically,” he admits. “Because it’s hard to get the momentum going again, when you go back out with another record. It takes a while, and I want to put another one out pretty soon.”

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RESTORATION DAY AT NATURAL BRIDGES Spring is slowly unfolding in Santa Cruz, and going outside finally seems like a viable option. Bask in the sunshine while giving back to the community with California State Parks and the Watershed Stewards Program’s Restoration Day. Moore Creek is home to a plethora of diverse species such as the Monarch butterfly, Tidewater Goby, and Ohlone Tiger Beetle, but the surrounding ecosystem needs to be healthy in order to sustain life. Wear long sleeves, long pants and boots, and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. RSVP by email.

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WEDNESDAY 3/15 ARTS STEAM IN NATURE Create STEAM-based nature art while learning about the science of our natural environment in this weekly class with educator Sue Creswell. Sue Creswell has been a primary teacher, with an emphasis on environmental education, for 26 years. 3 p.m. Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola. 888-424-8035.

Info: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Natural Bridge State Beach, 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Rebecca.howard@ccc. ca.gov.

JEWEL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘THE DANCE OF DEATH’ With a dystopian look at love everlasting, The Dance Of Death depicts the dissolution of a marriage between Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress. 7:30 p.m. The Colligan Theater, 1010 River St., Santa Cruz. jeweltheatre.net. $37.

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CLASSES SALSA RUEDA CLASSES Cuban-style dance at the Tannery. Introductory and beginning classes 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced classes 8-9 p.m. Tannery, 1060 River St., Suite #111, Santa Cruz. Cesario, Danny, Gilberto. $7/$5.

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Local author, poet and artist Patrice Vecchione brings her multimedia show, Words Dressed & Undressed: Women, Identity & Aging back to Santa Cruz with a performance on March 17 and two performances on March 18. Changing outfits and storylines, Vecchione explores what it means to be pretty, who defines beauty, a woman’s place in society, and who should have control over a woman’s body. Proceeds from the March 17 show will benefit the Santa Cruz Health Centers in support of women’s reproductive rights. Info: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Center Stage 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. words.brownpapertickets.com. $20-$35.

ARGENTINE TANGO Argentine tango classes and practice every Wednesday with John and Nancy Lingemann. Beginners 7 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m., and all levels at 9:15 p.m. Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz. 4693288. $3. CRYSTAL SOUND INFUSION Sacred sound raises your vibrational level, increases spiritual awareness, releases energy blocks and increases flow. 8:15 p.m. Divine Tree Yoga, 1043-B Water St., Santa Cruz. 3336736. $10. TRIPLE P EIGHT-WEEK GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 2-12 YEARS OLD This free support group provides in-depth parenting information and assistance for families with children 2-12 years old. 6-8 p.m. Community Bridges Conference Room, 236 Santa Cruz Ave., Aptos. 465-2217. Free.

FRIDAY 3/17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY GREEN MENU Those looking for a nontraditional take on St. Paddy’s Day can feast on green with three of the locally owned businesses operating out of the Commercial Kitchen Incubator Project (CKIP) of El Pajaro Community Development Corporation. My Mom’s Mole will be returning to Elkhorn Slough Brewing Co. in Watsonville to serve up tacos, green waffles will be provided by the Green Waffle, and there will be a side of green items like kale or cactus salad from El Nopalito. Info: 4-8 p.m. Elkhorn Slough Brewing Co., 65 Hangar Way, Watsonville. Free.

TANGO LESSONS AND PRACTICE Tango in the original Argentine style, with music provided to match. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. 7-9 p.m. Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz. 423-8787. $3.

FOOD & WINE TRIVIA NIGHT Trivia night at 99 bottles. 21 and up. 8 p.m. 110 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. 459-9999.

DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ FARMERS MARKET In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. 1:30 p.m. Cedar and Lincoln streets, Santa Cruz. 454-0566.

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With a deliciously sardonic look at love everlasting, The Dance Of Death depicts the “dance” of marriage and life’s inevitability. As their 25th anniversary approaches, Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress, face off in a fierce battle of wills. Their sparring, as amplified by the voice of celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, Shining City), proves both harrowing and hilarious. McPherson’s adaptation brings lyricism and ferocity to the story of the tyrannical captain and his desperate wife, and the “innocent” Kurt who stumbles into their midst and quickly WEDS. THURS. FRI. SAT. SUN. finds himself ensnared in the Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 8pm 7:30pm 7:30pm couple’s mischievous pastime. 8pm 2pm (Preview)

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APRIL 6TH 1:00-4:00 PM Are you a VETERAN searching for a Job? Are you a spouse of a Veteran, or family of a Veteran, or Friend of a Veteran? This Job Fair is for YOU!

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THURSDAY 3/16 ARTS STORYTIME Join us for storytime. Free with museum admission and for MOD Members. 10:30-11 a.m. Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery. 888-424-8035. Free.

CLASSES CAPITOLA SOCCER CLUB INDOOR SOCCER SCHOOL Classes are one day per week for 60 minutes: Learning technical skills in game related challenging activities. Developing coordination and awareness in exciting competitions. 5-7 p.m. Shorelife Community Church, 875 Monterey Ave., Capitola. 440-7885. $60.

FOOD & WINE TRIVIA NIGHT This festive event brings together trivia aficionados, boneheads and the chic geek for a night of boisterous fun. 8:30 p.m. Woodstock’s Pizza, 710 Front St., Santa Cruz. 427-4444. LIVE MUSIC AT ZIZZO’S COFFEEHOUSE AND WINE BAR Enjoy live music at the area’s only built in piano bar with the biggest mirror ball on the Central Coast! Our bar serves a variety of wines and local craft beer along with tasty small-plate appetizers and desserts. 7-9:30 p.m. Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, 3555 Clares St., Capitola. 4770680 or zizzoscoffee.com. $5. BIRCHBARK BENEFIT AT SEABRIGHT BREWERY Come on down with your fourlegged friend in their best St. Patty’s day outfit to drink and dine for a great cause. Let your server know you’re there for BirchBark and 20 percent of your bill will go toward saving pets in life-threatening situations.


CALENDAR 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Seabright Brewery, 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-2739.

GROUP WOMENCARE: LAUGHTER YOGA Laughter yoga for women with cancer meets the first and third Thursdays. Call WomenCARE to register. 12:30-1:30 p.m. WomenCARE, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel. 457-2273. Free. SUPPORT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: WOMEN’S GROUP We provide a safe and supportive environment for healing from child sexual abuse. Together we break through isolation, develop healthy coping skills, reduce shame, and build healthy boundaries. 6 p.m. Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A3, Soquel. 423-7601. SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center offers free drop-in socio-educational support groups open to those who have or are currently experiencing domestic violence and that identify as female. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Walnut Avenue Women’s Center, 303 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-3062. SLV CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Connect with others, find out about services to help you, plus get valuable information and support. There have been presentations on Alzheimer’s, dementia and veterans issues. 2 p.m. Highlands Park, 8500 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond. facebook.com/ valleywomensclub. Free.

FRIDAY 3/17 ARTS BAG OF BOOKS FOR $5 Grey Bears Book Store has a special price on books every Friday: Just $5 for a bag of books. Come and browse through all sorts of books, large and small, for all readers. Good prices also available the other 6 days per week. Sales help support the weekly delivery of food bags to seniors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. California Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. 479-1055. $5. ‘WORDS DRESSED & UNDRESSED:

ART OF SANTA CRUZ ‘OPEN HOUSE’ Get acquainted with the Fine Art and Functional Art created by Santa Cruz County artists in a wide range of mediums and techniques perfect for your personal collections or those special gifts for family and friends. 6-8 p.m. Art of Santa Cruz, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola. 515-7390. Free.

CLASSES ST. PATTY’S GREEN FOODS PARTY FOR KIDS Drop your kids off for a fun, hands-on experience making healthy, green-themed creations from scratch: Peppermint Patties, Kiwi Chia Parfait with avocado, banana, kale, coconut milk and lime, and a surprise green drink with chlorophyll. 6-8 p.m. New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 4261306. $35.

FOOD & WINE WATSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and familyoriented, the Hispanic heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. 2-7 p.m. 200 Main St., Watsonville. ST. JOSEPH’S CAPITOLA FISH FRY The “world famous” Lenten Fish Fry Dinners are back for another year. 5 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Ave., Capitola. 475-8211. $5. FAMILY BARN DANCE Family-friendly barn dance for all. Come out and do-si-do and sashay to your hearts’ content with dance caller, Andy Wilson, and a room full of friendly people. 6-8 p.m. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. 650-879-0864. $10.

GROUPS SCOTTS VALLEY NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP Nar-Anon is a 12-step program/ support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road, Santa Cruz. Free.

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Advisory Board meeting; a nonprofit advisory commission to the Board of Supervisors of Santa Cruz County. Meetings are open to the public. 3-5 p.m. Health Services Agency, 1400 Emeline Ave., Room 206, Santa Cruz. santacruzcounty.us. Free.

WOMEN, AGING & IDENTITY’ Join author and artist Patrice Vecchione for a politically timely show that will make you laugh and cry as she shares stories about women, fashion, women’s reproductive rights, and more. 7:30 p.m. Center Street Theater, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. 206-2475. $20.

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TUESDAY 3/21 ‘TICKLING GIANTS’ SCREENING The Arab Spring was a horrible, bloody time for Egypt, during which hundreds of protesters fighting for democratic rights were killed, and thousands injured. Amid it all, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem Youssef, had the courage to call out what was going on on live television. He was wanted dead, threatened, and arrested. Regardless of who was in charge of the government, Youssef pledged himself to be the voice of the people while also being the most-watched television host in the Middle East. Tickling Giants is the story of how Youssef left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Info: 7 p.m. Nickelodeon Theatre, 210 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz. landmarktheatres.com. $15.

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GREATER BAY AREA SANTA CRUZ NarAnon GBA Santa Cruz offers three meetings in support of friends and families of addicts. naranoncalifornia.org/norcal or helpline 291-5099. 9-10 a.m. Santa Cruz, Aptos and Scotts Valley. saveyoursanity@aol.com. Free/donations. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 90-Day OA, Study of the AA 12 and 12 book. OA is a 12-step support group to stop eating compulsively. Noon-1 p.m. Live Oak Family Resource Center, Community Conference Room, 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. Nate, 429-7906. Free. CLUTTERERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP Is clutter getting you down? Feeling discouraged about all your stuff? There is hope. Come to this weekly 12-step group for understanding and support. 5:30 p.m. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. 477-2200. Free.

HEALTH VITAMIN B12 FRIDAY Receiving B12 via injection means that people can increase their energy. B12 Fridays are a fun time for people to meet and mingle. 3-6 p.m. Thrive Natural Medicine, 2840 Park Ave., Soquel. 515-8699.

SATURDAY 3/18 ARTS SHEEP TO SHAWL FIBER ARTS FAIR Local organizations, businesses and experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of every part of the process of making wool into clothing and art. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Live Earth Farm, 1275 Green Valley Road, Watsonville. 728-2032. $15. THE WISDOM TREE Special Premier Screening: In a meditative sci-fi journey, eastern spirituality, ethereal music <140


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Panoply of Prints- A National Art Exhibit Exhibition: March 17 to April 15, 2017 Reception: March 25, Saturday, 3-5pm

Printmaking has been expanding as an art form, from traditional methods such as engraving and woodcuts to the exciting area of printstallation. This exhibition will showcase an exciting, diverse group of printmakers and will be juried by printmaker and UC Santa Cruz Art Professor Jimin Lee.

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APTOS FARMERS MARKET AT CABRILLO COLLEGE Voted Good Times best farmers market in Santa Cruz County. With more than 90 vendors, the Aptos Farmers Market offers an unmatched selection of locally grown produce and specialty foods. 8 a.m.-Noon, Saturdays, Cabrillo College. montereybayfarmers.org or akeller@ montereybayfarmers.org. Free. WESTSIDE FARMERS MARKET The Westside Farmers Market takes place every week at the corner of Highway 1 and Western Drive, situated on the northern edge of Santa Cruz’s greenbelt. This market serves the communities of the west-end of Santa Cruz including Boony Doon, North Coast, UCSC Campus and is a short trip from downtown. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mission Street and Western Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-0566. SCOTTS VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Started in 2009 with the City of Scotts Valley, the market represents farmers and specialty food purveyors along with cookedto-order food. This local market is the place for the Scotts Valley community to get their fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 360, Kings Valley Road, Scotts Valley. 454-0566.

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European influences, this dynamic ensemble shares the sounds and cultural traditions of Venezuela. 2-3 p.m. Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz. 800-838-3006.

VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER TO FEED THE HUNGRY WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS We need help sharing vegan meals with the hungry every Saturday and Sunday in downtown Santa Cruz: Cooking from Noon-3 p.m, 418 Front St., Santa Cruz. 515-8234. Serving from 4-6 p.m. at the Post Office, 840 Front St., Santa Cruz.

SUNDAY 3/19 ARTS THE SANTA CRUZ OLDIES BUT GOODIES RADIO SHOW A new old radio show is debuting on KSCO. For those who remember Santa Cruz in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, the show will feature a variety of guests. 6 p.m. KSCO 1080 AM. 475-1080.

CLASSES SPRING INTO LIFE WORKSHOP This experiential workshop includes a guided meditation, mini acupuncture treatments, Reiki healings, and practical suggestions for living fully this spring. 2-4 p.m. Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 421-1877. $35/$20.

FOOD & WINE LIVE COMEDY AT THE CROW’S NEST Crow’s Nest features live comedy, with talent from the national circuit, every Sunday night year-round. 21 and up. 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-4560. $7.

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WINE AND CHEESE BENEFIT FOR CENTER FOR FARMWORKER FAMILIES Donations raised at the benefit will help provide food and home supplies to families of farm workers in Watsonville.There will be a brief presentation on the lives of the local workers they support. Reservation required. 5-7 p.m. 7133 Viewpoint Road, Aptos. 6882647 or if.integreties@gmail.com. $20. 1/16th  

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with neuroscience and quantum physics. 7:30 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz. 818-1722. $10.

plays jazz ranging from the sophisticated, fast tempo bebop of the ’40s, and the cool jazz of the ’50s, to the Latin-influenced jazz of the ’60s. Family-friendly venue. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse, 1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. 426-8801. Free. JACKELINE RAGO AND VENEZUELAN MUSIC PROJECT Combining indigenousVenezuelan, West African and Spanish-

MUSIC TOGETHER—MUSICAL ME MusicalMe brings the essential Music Together Early Childhood Music & Movement class (for ages birth to 5 years, and the adults who love them) to the MOD Workshop. Pre Registration required. 10 a.m. 438-3514 or musicalme.com. Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola.


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CLASSES BEGINNING BALLET WITH DIANA ROSE Ballet for the beginning adult student with little or no ballet training. Learn ballet terminology and fine tune placement, posture and technique. 1:30-2:30 p.m. International Academy of Dance Santa Cruz. info@iadance.com. $10.

CLASSES CHAIR YOGA WITH SUZI Instructor Suzi Mahler, CMT, NE will guide you through a series of gentle seated yoga postures that are performed slowly and with breath awareness. This wonderfully therapeutic practice will help you increase strength and range of motion. 9:30 a.m. California Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. 234-6791. $5. BEAN TO CUP: CHOCOLATE FROM ITS SOURCE TO YOU Join us for a talk and tasting presented by Mutari Chocolate House. Learn about the origin of chocolate, the artistry of making delicacies from handpicked, stone-ground, ethically traded cacao. 7-8:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 4206115. $10.

FOOD & WINE TRIVIA NIGHT Trivia Night at New Bohemia Brewing Company every Tuesday. 21 and up. 6 p.m. 1030 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. nubobrew. com/events. Free.

MUSIC SHERRY AUSTIN WITH HENHOUSE Sherry Austin reminds us in silky, smooth tones about life’s simple pleasures. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse, 1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. 426-8801. Free.

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POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS This is a great eight-week Positive Discipline parenting class series for parents of children 2-5 years of age. Childcare will be provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. 476-7284. $80/$10.

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THE REDLIGHT DISTRICT A Redlight District performance is an immersive experience, a liberating, hedonistic riot full of rock star theatrics. The band embodies the quintessential rock ’n’ roll sound and style of the late ’60s and early ’70s, and their performances feature a rotating cast of burlesque dancers to complement the gyrations of leatherclad frontman Stephan Sams and the contortions of long-haired guitarist Ravi Lamb. Drummer Keoki Thompson and keyboardist Dan Leitner temper the drama with steady grooves and melodic bass.

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“We’re very theatrically influenced,” explains Sams. “Life is kind of a theater—a theater of joy and tragedy. Our goal is to reflect that on an actual stage, through different movements.” After a pause, he adds, “Like many Americans, I have a short attention span, so it’s good for that, too.”

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The band’s passion is apparent on their recently released EP One Hour Motel. The “sixties-twinkly” psychedelic sound is accompanied by an array of lyrical themes, including an “ode to the wild, free-thinking progressive woman,” as well as motifs of abandonment, toxic relationships and co-dependency. The band has a new van, a new manager, a documentary in the works, plans for a national tour, and will be headed back to the studio in April to record its first full-length album, Blackmail. According to Sams, the fulllength will be “darker and more guitardriven” — a tribute to their heavy blues influences. KATIE SMALL INFO: 9 p.m., Friday, March 17, Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $10. 429-6994.

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PINE STREET RAMBLERS Hailing from the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Pine Street Ramblers perform what’s been described as “goodtime roots music.” The four-piece pulls from folk, bluegrass, country, and roots-rock to create a sound that offers a modern take on string band tradition. The band is known for its members’ impressive musical chops, and the collective’s raucous performances get dance floors shaking and boots stomping. Also on the bill is the Western Wednesday Allstar Band, a country-and-western outfit featuring standouts from Santa Cruz’s lively roots scene. CAT JOHNSON INFO: 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $10. 429-6994.

LATIN POP

JULIETA VENEGAS Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Tijuana, Julieta Venegas is a trilingual pop star multi-instrumentalist whose musical skillset includes acoustic guitar, accordi-

on and keyboard. One of the most popular and beloved stars of Latin pop music, Venegas has won multiple Grammy awards, is one of a handful of artists with an MTV Unplugged album, and has collaborated with an international cadre of artists and bands, including Gustavo Santaolalla, Aterciopelados, Cafe Tacvba and Nick Cave. Also on the bill: Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno. CJ

stamp, and squeezes in some chill island vibe. AARON CARNES

INFO: 8 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $35-$40. 423-1338.

Santa Cruz has a deep appreciation for live reggae music, both traveling performers and local bands. There’s something about the casual beach town life and reggae music that just works. The Santa Cruz Reggae All Stars bring that appreciation to a crescendo as the band covers some of the most well-known and beloved reggae songs of all time, while giving them a Santa Cruz twist. A collaborative effort between members of Animo, Coastal Sage, Soul Wise, Higher Ups and featured guests, the band showcases the area’s reggae tradition while raising the collective awareness and appreciation of the local scene. Also on the bill is Soulwise, a local surf-reggae outfit led by cousins Sean and Kevin Eichhorn. CJ

THURSDAY 3/16 HAWAIIAN

WILLIE K When it comes to Hawaiian music, Willie K is the guy. Even the late, great Prince was a Willie K fan—he called him a “funky motherfucker,” so the story goes. If you have no prior experience with Hawaiian music, Willie K will open your eyes to the fact that it’s a diverse collection of different breezy subgenres. He masters them all. He’s also a kingpin when it comes to reggae, country, jazz, rock and any other non-Hawaiian genre. He gives whatever style he plays an authentic, blow-your-mind

INFO: 8 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 479-1854.

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INFO: 7:30 p.m. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $10. 335-2800.


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

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HARMED BROTHERS Portland’s Harmed Brothers have the storied when-one-acoustic-pickermet-another origin tale that many

INFO: 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $8. 429-6994.

FRIDAY 3/17 AMERICANA

MARTY O’REILLY & THE OLD SOUL ORCHESTRA It makes sense that Santa Cruz so totally embraces Marty O’Reilly. His influences—blues, folk, soul—are loved here with a passion. He has a knack for mixing them together seamlessly, with a level of earnestness that is heart-wrenching. He and his aptly named band, the Old

Soul Orchestra, have been making waves locally, hitting the open road pretty hard, and trying to make a name for themselves in the cluttered indie-folk world. The group’s gotten a good response, even getting the attention of NPR. For the Old Soul Orchestra, these American roots genres aren’t labels to wear like old clothes; the band lives and breathes them. AC

INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $18/adv, $23/door. 4272227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz. com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

INFO: 9 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $12/adv, $15/door. 479-1854.

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BUCK JOHNSON Back in the saddle again, Buck Johnson hits Felton this week. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, the Alabama-born musician is better known as the keyboardist and backup singer for Boston rockers Aerosmith. In addition, Johnson has worked with a who’s-who of rock acts like the Doobie Brothers and Carlos Santana. He is currently touring his 2016 solo debut Enjoying The Ride—a 12-track album soaked in country and dusted with rock. MW INFO: 7:30 p.m. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $10. 335-2880.

Members of the Radiators, the Neville Brothers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Wednesday at Moe’s Alley MOLLY’S REVENGE

Central California celtic group’s St. Paddy’s Party. Friday at Don Quixote’s LAURENCE JUBER

British, fingerstyle guitar master. Sunday at Kuumbwa CHARENEE WADE

Renowned jazz and soul vocalist. Monday at Kuumbwa ACEYALONE

Celebrated Los Angeles-based rapper. Tuesday at Catalyst

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Guitarist Matthew Stevens is best known for his extensive work with superstar bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, playing on her acclaimed 2016 art rock project Emily’s D+Evolution and touring the world as the spark plug for her power trio (he’s also been an essential collaborator with trumpeter Christian Scott). But the Canadian-born guitarist is making a potent impression as a composer and bandleader in his own right. His second album Preverbal is due out next week, and he returns to town with his protean trio featuring drummer Eric Doob and sought-after bassist Orlando le Fleming, whose March calendar alone includes gigs with Jeff “Tain” Watts, Antonio Sanchez, and Nir Felder. ANDREW GILBERT

modern folksy bluegrass bands tell. Those two players, Alex Salcido and Ray Vietti, distinguished themselves with gorgeous heartfelt songs—American roots music at their heart, but pop at their core. The Brothers plan to release their next LP in April, and the couple of songs they’ve released from it suggest a much stronger heartland sound that falls somewhere between Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen. They hinted at such a direction on their 2016 EP A Lovely Conversation. This new album could be the incredible rock ’n’ roll album you need this year. AC

Few artists have made as strong and sustained an impact on music as Ella Fitzgerald. The first lady of song has inspired generations of artists and music enthusiasts with her swinging style, crystal clear tone, horn-like vocal improvisation and masterful scat. On March 30, some of the area’s vocal talents pay tribute to Fitzgerald with Santa Cruz Women of Jazz. The evening’s bill includes Gail Cruse, Vicki Coffis, Ann Whittington, Ruby Rudman, Stella D’Oro and Charmaigne Scott (center, above). The women are accompanied by the Back in Time band, featuring pianist Martan Mann, reedman Phil Smith and bassist Bill Bosch. CAT JOHNSON

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LIVE MUSIC 2017

Wednesday March 15th 8:30pm $15/20 New Orleans Super-group

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS Thursday March 16th 8pm $20/25

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

Hawaii’s Musical Treasure

WILLIE K

Friday March 17th 9pm $12/15

BAYVIEW HOTEL 8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos

THU

3/16

FRI

3/17

Al Frisby 6-8p

Kid Andersen & John ‘Blues’ Boyd 6-8p

Kyle Jester 6-8p

Minor Thirds Trio 6:30-9:30p Live Jazz & Wine Tasting 6-9p

Salsa Bahia 6-9p

Karaoke

Saturday March 18th 9pm $12/15

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

Karaoke 8p-Close

Nomalakodoja 9-11:45p

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

The Get Down Funk Jam Karaoke Free 8p Free 8p

Swing Dance $5 5:30p O’Craven $5 9p

Funk, Soul, Rock & Roll

COSMIC PINBALL + SPACE HEATER Thursday March 23rd 8:30pm $12/15

Black Fly’s Presents A Santa Cruz Party w/

RIBSY’S NICKEL, CHRIS RENE & ANIMO CRUZ March 24th March 25th March 26th March 26th March 28th March 29th March 30th March 31st April 2nd April 6th April 7th April 9th April 12th April 14th April 15th April 16th April 20th April 21st April 22nd April 23rd April 27th April 28th

HARRY & THE HITMEN MONOPHONICS DAVY KNOWLES (afternoon) ROCKER T, LUV FYAH, 7th ST BAND (eve) GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE: THE SCHWAG MIKE STINSON + JAY LINGO KING SCHASCHA + ABBABA SOUL CON BRIO + 7 Come 11 ROY ROGERS BOOMBOX DUMPSTAPHUNK WEBB WILDER SCOTT PEMBERTON SPAWNBREEZIE + GONZO MELVIN SEALS & JGB INDIGENOUS REDLIGHT DISTRICT, BLIND SPOTS MARC FORD (The Black Crowes) PABLO MOSES + PREZIDENT BROWN REVEREND HORTON HEAT + DALE WATSON GHOST NOTE (Members Of Snarky Puppy) DILATED PEOPLES

WWW.MOESALLEY.COM 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 831.479.1854

Karaoke 9p

CASA SORRENTO 393 Salinas St, Salinas

DJ Luna 9p

CATALYST 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Julieta Venegas $35/$40 7p

CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

International Music Hall and Restaurant

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

California Guitar Trio 25 years of super acoustic guitar explorations of rock, jazz, classical, and world music

$15 adv./$15 door <21 w/parent 7:30pm Thu Mar 16

Santa Cruz Reggae All Stars

Fri Mar 17

St. Paddy’s Party Molly’s Revenge plus

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

The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER SPECIAL

$17 adv. /$20 door <21 w/parent 8pm

Sat Mar 18

Foreverland Electrifying 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

$17 adv./$20 door 21 + 8pm

Sun Mar 19

The Reunion Beatles Fantasy Tribute To The Beatles

$15 adv./15 door 21 + 7pm Mon Mar 20

Buck Johnson Band AN EVENING WITH BUCK JOHNSON OF AEROSMITH

$10 adv./$10 door <21 w/parent 7:30pm Fri Mar 24

Keith Greeninger plus Achilles Wheel

Fri Mar 25

The Houserockers Rock, Blues, Funk,

DANCE!!! $20 adv./$24 door 21 + 8pm ‘60s Soul & R&B

$10 adv./$10 door 21 + 8pm COMING RIGHT UP

Sun. March 26 The Rivervale Review 7pm Concert Tue. March 28

Chris James & Patrick Rynn 1p Lloyd Whitley 5p

Comedy Night/80s Night Free 8:30p

BRITANNIA ARMS 110 Monterey Ave, Capitola

Wed Mar 15

3/19

MON

3/20

TUE

3/21

Dead Meadow plus Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings

Thu. March 30

Mandolin Orange

Sat. March 31

China Cats Grateful Dead Tribute

Sat. April 1

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

Reservations Now Online at www.donquixotesmusic.com Rockin'Church Service Every Sunday ELEVATION at 10am-11:15am

Coyote Slim 6-8p

Sammy J $20/$24 8:30p

Broken Shades 6-8p

James Murray 6-8p

Tango Ecstasy 6-9:30p

Punk Night

Wednesday March 22nd 8:30pm $5/9

SUN

DJ

THE BLUE LOUNGE 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

SUNSHINE BECKER

3/18

Minor Thirds Trio 7-10p

+ BATTLEHOOCH

SPIRIT OF 76 W/

SAT

Banda Santa Maria 6p

BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Grateful Dead Dance Party

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APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos

3/15

St. Patrick’s Day Bash With

MARTY O’REILLY

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WED THE APPLETON GRILL 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville

Karaoke

South Bay Dub Allstars Free 9p

Post Punk Night 9p

Comedy

Karaoke

Jazz Society Donation 3:30p

Karaoke 8p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

Eric Winders Free 8p

Comedy w/Shwa Free 8:30p

Polyphia $13/$16 7:30p

The Kills $20/$25 7p

Karaoke 9p

Mustache Harbor Free 8p

The Holdup $16/$20 9p

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys $17/$20 8p

Sin Sisters Burlesque $15/$20 9p

OPEN LATE EVERY NIGHT! wednesday 3/15

western wednesday

sponsored by Tomboy and tourMore Booking:

PINE STREET RAMBLERS Doors 8:30pm/Show 9pm $10 Door ($8 with boots on!)

thursday 3/16

THE HARMED BROTHERS w / M PORTER LOCKWOOD

Doors 8:30pm/Show 9pm $8 Door

FRIday 3/17

THE REDLIGHT DISTRICT w / 100 WATT MIND

Doors 8:30pm/Show 9pm $10 Door

saturday 3/18

EDGE OF THE WEST Doors 8:30pm/Show 9pm $10 Door

TUESday 3/21

7 COME 11 Show 9pm $5 Door

wednesday 3/22

BOB LOG III w / BLOODY DEATH SKULL

Advance Tickets at www.ticketweb.com

Doors 8:30pm/Show 9pm $12 adv $15 Door 3/23 GRAMPA'S CHILI 9PM MIDTOWN SANTA CRUZ 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz

429-6994

The Box (Goth Night) 9p

Elvis Depressedly $13/$16 7:30p

Aceyalone $12/$15 8:30p


WED

3/15

CAVA WINE BAR 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Steve’s Kitchen Jazz 6:30-9:30p

CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

Hippo Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

THU

3/16

Alex Lucero 6:30-9:30p

FRI

3/17

Moon Cadillac 6:30-9:30p

SAT

LIVE MUSIC

Wednesday, March 15 • 7:30 pm

3/18

Tickets: CelticSociety.org

Dave Muldawer 6:30-9:30p

Western Wednesday w/ The Harmed Brothers, Pine Street M Porter Lockwood Ramblers $10 9p $8 9p

The Redlight District, 100 Watt Mind $10 9p

Edge of the West $10 9p

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

Yuji Tojo $3 8p

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers $6 9p

The Leftovers $7 9:30p

Cruzah $5 8:30p

DAV. ROADHOUSE 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

MON

3/20

California Guitar Trio $15 7:30p

TUE

3/21

Santa Cruz Reggae All Stars $10 7:30p

St. Paddy’s Party $17/$20 8p

Foreverland $17/$20 8p

MATTHEW STEVENS

7 Come 11 $5 9p Live Comedy $7 9p

Reggae Party Free 8p Bleu

The Reunion Beatles Fantasy Tribute $15 7p

Silverback 8p

HINDQUARTER BAR & GRILLE 303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Brave Mystics 9p

Jeff Gardner 9p

Dervish $26/$30 7p

MALONE’S 4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley

Live Music 5:30-9p

MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

Bonny June and Wildfire Blue Ocean Rockers 7-10p 8p

Matthew Stevens $20/$25 7p

YoniVerse Monologues $25 8p

Fri.–Sat. March 17, 18, 24, 25 • 8 pm

YONIVERSE MONOLOGUES Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com Sunday, March 19 • 7:30 pm

LAURENCE JUBER

CHARENEE WADE Ten O’Clock Lunch 4p

Roadhouse Karaoke 7:30p

Amazing young talent singing up a storm with the music of Gil Scott-Heron Wednesday, March 22 • 8 pm

DOUG STANHOPE & FRIENDS Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com

YoniVerse Monologues $25 8p

Laurence Juber $25/$32 7:30p

Charenee Wade $25/$30 7p

Karaoke w/Ken 9p Joint Chiefs 8p

1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS

Monday, March 20 • 7 pm

Karaoke 10p

KUUMBWA 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Rising star guitarist navigates between jazz, indie-rock and soul!

Tickets: SnazzyProductions.com

Buck Johnson Band $10 7:30p

Soul2Soul Flingo 7:30p

DERVISH

Thursday, March 16 • 7 pm

Aquacats 5-8p

Esoteric Collective

THE FISH HOUSE 972 Main St, Watsonville HENFLING’S 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

3/19

KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

CREPE PLACE 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

DON QUIXOTE’S 6275 Hwy 9, Felton

SUN

Celebrating Creativity Since 1975

Thursday, March 23 • 7 pm

SAMMY MILLER & THE CONGREGATION Sunday, March 26 • 7 pm

DANILO BRITO

Sasha’s Money 7-10p

Brazilian mandolin sensation! Monday, March 27 • 7 & 9 pm | No Comps

STILL DREAMING WITH JOSHUA REDMAN Thursday, March 30 • 7 pm

LIVE & LOCAL: SANTA CRUZ WOMEN OF JAZZ CELEBRATE ELLA FITZGERALD Saturday, April 1 • 7:30 pm

CAROLYN SILLS COMBO

$5 Off w/this coupon *rates apply to cash only

Pack (1) $28/hr. ~ Pack (2) $48/hr. Locally owned business serving local people living healthy lives.

China Foot Massage & Reflexology Call for appointment 831-464-0168 4140 Ste. “T” Capitola Rd (By Big 5, Near D.M.V.) Open 7 days a week 10am–10pm

EILEN JEWELL

Tickets: SnazzyProductions.com Thursday, April 6 • 7 & 9 pm | No Comps DAVE HOLLAND TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS POTTER Apr 10 JOE LOVANO CLASSIC QUARTET Apr 12 STANLEY JORDAN Apr 14 LEE RITENOUR & DAVE GRUSIN Apr 17 AFRO–CUBAN ALL-STARS Apr 20 NELLIE MCKAY Apr 21 JULIAN LAGE, CHRIS ELDRIDGE & AOIFE O’DONOVAN Apr 24 OMAR SOSA GFS TRIO Sunday, April 30 • 7:30 pm

ZAKIR HUSSAIN & RAHUL SHARMA

tabla and santoor virtuosos!

at the Rio Theatre | No Comps Unless noted advance tickets at kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records. Dinner served one hour before Kuumbwa presented concerts. Premium wines & beer. All ages welcome.

320-2 Cedar St x Santa Cruz 831.427.2227

kuumbwajazz.org

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Ancient Chinese Full Body Deep Tissue Table Massage

Tickets: SnazzyProductions.com Sunday, April 2 • 7:30 pm

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Join us Friday for our St. Pat’s celebration w/ “The Post Street Rhythm Peddlers”

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

Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

(831) 476-4560

crowsnest-santacruz.com

3/17

SAT

3/18

SUN

3/19

MON

‘Little Jonny’ Lawton 1p Coyote Slim 5p

Mojo Mix 6p

MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

New Orleans Suspects $15/$20 8p

Willie K $20/$25 7p

Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra $12/$15 8p

Spirit of 76 $12/$15 8p

Bob Corritore & the Big Jon Atkinson Band $12/$15 3p

MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Space Bass w/ AndrewThePirate 9:30p-2a

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

Trevor Williams 9:30p-2a

NEW BOHEMIA BREWERY Pint and Pottery 6-8p 1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 99 BOTTLES 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz

Luckless Pedestrians 7-9p

3/20

Rob Vye 6p

Claudio Melega 6p

Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p-Close

Hip-Hop w/DJ Marc 9:30p-Close

Speakeasy 3 6-8p

Tacos & Trivia 6-8p

Isaiah Picket 2-5p

Dolce Musica 2-5p Comedy 9p

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 9p

Comedy Open Mic 8p

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

Toby Gray Acoustic Calssics 6:30p

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

3/21

Preacher Boy 6p

THE POCKET 3102 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

TUE

Trivia 8p

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST

FRI

Lloyd Whitley 6p

Wood-fired pizza, ice cream, unique fine gifts.

DEAL WITH A VIEW

3/16

Blues Mechanics 6p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

$9.95 dinners Mon.-Fri. from 6:00pm.

THU

Broken Shades 6p

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

VISIT OUR BEACH MARKET

3/15

MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz

Moshe Vilozny Acoustic/World 6:30p

Traditional Hawaiian Music 6:30p

Brunch Grooves 12:30p Featured Acoustic 6:30p

Brunch Grooves 1:30p Chas Cmusic Krowd Karaoke 6p

Acoustic Classics 6:30p

James Murray Soulful Acoustic 6:30p

Catalyst Film Screening Paula Poundstone $13/$15 8p Sold Out 8p Wednesday Comedy Night 7:30p

Open Mic 7:30p

RED

UCE

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-429-4135

D

Home Sweet Home Says It All

Wednesday, March 15 • Ages 21+

JULIETA VENEGAS

Thursday, March 16 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

SAMMY J

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Mar 17 Los Lobos with Jonah Smith 8pm

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Mustache Harbor

Friday, March 17 • In the Atrium • Ages 21+

Mar 25 In the Mood 1940s Big Band Music Review 2pm Mar 30

(((folkYEAH))) & KPIG present Yonder Mountain String Band and The Lil’ Smokies 8pm April 26 David Crosby 8pm Jun 2 Los Lonely Boys 8pm Jul 22 Ozomatli 8pm

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

plus Jordan T

Friday, March 17 • Ages 21+ • FREE SHOW St. Patrick’s Day Santa Cruz Appreciation

BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS Saturday, March 18 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

THE HOLDUP

Saturday, March 18 • In the Atrium • Ages 21+

SIN SISTERS BURLESQUE

Sunday, March 19 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

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Asking $269,000 call for details

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ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY

Monday, March 20 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

POLYPHIA

plus Jason Richardson

Tuesday, March 21 • Ages 16+

THE KILLS

Tuesday, March 21 • In the Atrium • Ages 21+

ACEYALONE

plus AZ Redsmoke

Mar 23 Big Wild/ Phantoms (Ages 18+) Mar 24 Fortunate Youth (Ages 16+) Mar 25 Chronixx/ Jah 9 (Ages 16+) Mar 28 Badfish A Tribute To Sublime (Ages 16+) Mar 30 STRFKR/ Psychic Twin (Ages 16+) Apr 1 Red/ Wolves At The Gate (Ages 16+) Apr 5 Moderatto XV (Ages 16+) Apr 6 & 7 Descendents (Ages 16+) Apr 8 Philthy Rich/ G Val (Ages 16+) Apr 11 Crystal Castles (Ages 16+) Apr 12 of Montreal (Ages 16+) Apr 14 Tech N9ne (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


LIVE MUSIC WED THE SAND BAR 211 Esplanade, Capitola

3/15

Dan Frechette 7-11p

THU

3/16

Billy Martini 7-11p

FRI

3/17

SAT

3/18

Fish Hook 7-Midnight

Red Eye Jedi 8p-Midnight

SANDERLINGS 1 Seascape Resort, Aptos

Sambassa 8-11p

Yuji and Steve 8-11p

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright, Santa Cruz

John Michael Band 1-5:30p

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

Don McCaslin & the Amazing Jazz Geezers 6-10p

Nagging Doubts 7:30-11:30p

Tsunami 8-11:30p

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

Ken Constable 6:30-9:30p

Joe Ferrara 6:30-10p

Claudio Melega 7-10p

UGLY MUG 4640 Soquel Ave, Soquel

Live Music Free 5p

SUN

3/19

Dennis Dove 7-11p

MON

3/20

TUE

Alex Lucero 7-11p

3/21

Persian New Year Party 7-11p

MAR 17 Film Screening: “The Catalyst “ MAR 18 Paula Poundstone MAR 24 The Nexties MAR 25 Greg Brown Open Mic w/Steven David 5:30p

Speak Up Teen Open Mic 6p

IT’S WINE TYME 321 Capitola Ave., Capitola WHALE CITY 490 Highway 1, Davenport

The Parafins 5-7p

YOUR PLACE 1719 Mission St, Santa Cruz

Daniel Martins 9-11p

Daniel Martins 9-11p

ZELDA’S 203 Esplanade, Capitola ZIZZO’S COFFEEHOUSE & WINE BAR 3555 Clares St, Capitola

Sparky 7-9:30p

Daniel Martins 9-11p

Daniel Martins 9-11p

Live Again 9:30p

B4Dawn 9:30p

Kats 7-9:30p

Joan Lowden 7-9:30p

Upcoming Shows

APR 05 Joyce Manor and Tijuana Panthers APR 07 Andy McKee APR 15 Las Cafeteras APR 22 Zep Live APR 29 Elvin Bishop APR 28 White Buffalo APR 30 Zakir Hussain & Rahul Sharma MAY 16 Straight Outta Oz MAY 20 House of Floyd MAY 31 Deva Premal and Miten JUNE 10 Hurray for the Riff Raff

FOOD BIN & HERB ROOM

OCT 15 Snatam Kaur

ALWAYS OPEN LATE

BRITANNIA ARMS IN CAPITOLA 110 Monterey Avenue, Capitola Village

HERB ROO MAR.SPECIAM LS

7-10pm

:

Free and open to everyone registration starts at 6pm

NORDIC NATURALS 25% OFF

For contest rules, raffle tickets, information & registration, contact Mars Studio.

ENER-C 1000 MG POWDERED VITAMI NCREG. $16.95 - SALE $9.95 - 41% OFF

Food Bin Grocery Store 9am - 11pm Herb Room 9am - 10pm Every Day

To guarantee a time slot, please pre-register at

831.688.8435 mars-studios.com

Raffling off Boulder Creek Guitar Raffle proceeds go to Guitars Not Guns

MUSIC ARTS

RECORDING STUDIO

1130 Mission St. Santa Cruz

Herb Room •831.429.8108

Guitar Works

TUESDAY DINNER SPECIAL 2-TOPPING LARGE PIZZAS 1/2 PRICE DINE IN ONLY 6-9 Friday March 17th RAPPIN 4-TAY, SKANKS ROOTS PROJECT & DJ SUGARBEAR Hip Hop/Reggae Saturday March 18th BTA BAND Classic/Funk/Old School/Top 40 393 Salinas St, SALINAS (oldtown) 831.757.2720 // casasorrento.com

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DR. BRONNER’S ORGANIC COCONUT OIL - 30 OZ VALUE SIZE REG. $21.99 - SALE $13.99 - 36% OFF

Food Bin • 831.423.5526

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CLAY PLAY Director Claude Barras uses a sophisticated update of classic stop-motion clay animation in ‘My Life as a Zucchini.’

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Dark side of childhood explored with wit in ‘Zucchini’ BY LISA JENSEN

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hildhood is not for sissies. Not all children are lucky enough to be raised by a loving family in a safe home. But marginalized kids get their own story in the eloquent and affecting animated feature, My Life as a Zucchini. Directed by Claude Barras, this Oscar-nominated feature is a gently told tale that faces the dark side of childhood, yet offers the possibility of redemption through humor, friendship, and love. A Swiss-born animation filmmaker who works in France, Barras based his story on an adult novel about kids in crisis written by Gilles Paris. Barras makes it more

family-friendly by focusing on the solidarity of children together in a group home after the worst of their individual crises have passed. The protagonist is a 9-year-old boy who prefers to be called “Zucchini,” the nickname bestowed by his mother. She’s an embittered single mom who drinks too much beer and neglects him, when she’s not threatening to thrash him. But she’s the devil he knows, so when she is suddenly out of the picture (a surprisingly sobering event that happens in the first 10 minutes), Zucchini is full of dread to suddenly be on his own. A soft-hearted policeman named Raymond takes an interest in the boy

and delivers him to a group home for kids who have lost their families. If their parents are still alive, they are drug addicts, or prison inmates, or mentally ill, or otherwise too incapacitated to care for them. One boy’s mom has been deported. As another boy explains to Zucchini, “There’s no one left to love us.” The usual tribal testing occurs when the new kid arrives, and Zucchini has to stake out his territory and stand up to the redhaired bully, Simon. But it soon becomes apparent that what the children have in common with each other—their painful past lives, and their instinct for survival—is more

important than their differences. There may be teasing and taunting, but when the chips are down, these kids stand together against any adversary from the outside world. Plot complications include the arrival of a new girl, Camille, whose family history has been particularly awful. Yet her response is to treat the other kids with extra empathy, so she is soon beloved by all— especially the smitten Zucchini. But Camille has a scheming aunt who’s angling to obtain custody of the girl she cares nothing about just so she can receive government assistance. Despite its serious subtext, the film has a playful, often joyous tone as the kids explore their world and search for their places in it. Zucchini likes to draw, and his crayon portraits of the other kids and their activities add an extra layer of humor and charm. When one of the younger boys asks Simon (from his vast store of knowledge on the subject) how grown-ups make babies, and Simon cobbles together an answer out of hearsay and guesswork, Zucchini’s drawings illustrate that, too. Other visual elements in the film are more subtle, but just as rich. Scenes in the office of the headmistress reveal paintings by Joan Miro and Paul Klee on the wall behind her desk. And it makes perfect sense that Camille—all too ready to escape the cocoon of her past—is shown reading Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Barras’ technique is a sophisticated update of classic stop-motion clay animation. Each character is originally modeled in clay and painted, then an articulated puppet is made of each character, and coated in silicone, which is rendered to approximate the surface and texture of clay on camera. But expressive details like lips, eyelids, and eyebrows, in various positions, are molded in clay and painstakingly applied to be shot one frame at a time. It’s a laborious process— especially for a small, independent studio like Barras’ with only 10 staff animators. But the result is obviously a labor of love. MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI *** (out of four) Written by Céline Sciamma. From the novel by Gilles Paris. Directed by Claude Barras. A Gkids release. Rated PG-13. 68 minutes.


MOVIE TIMES March 15-21

All times are PM unless otherwise noted.

DEL MAR THEATRE 831.469.3220 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Daily 7:15*, 9:20 + Wed-

Thu 2:30, 4:50 + Fri-Tue 2:15, 4:20 + Sat-Sun 12:00 *No show Wed KEDI Daily 2:00, 7:00, 9:00 + Wed-Thu 4:15 + Fri-Tue 4:30+ Sat-Sun 12:10 MOONLIGHT Wed-Thu 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 Fri-Tue 1:50, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30

Lunch Specials

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FILM NEW THIS WEEK THE BELKO EXPERIMENT What does it take to get an office building full of people to kill 30 of their own? (If they all work together on the daily, presumably not that much … we kid, we kid of course). Greg McLean directs. Adria Arjona, Michael Rooker, Abraham Benrubi co-star. (R) 88 minutes. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST What even needs to be said about this? There’s the first gay character in a Disney movie, Emma Watson as Belle, a star-studded cast voicing our favorite table settings, and pretty, pretty dresses. Bill Condon directs. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans co-star. (PG) 129 minutes.

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THE SENSE OF AN ENDING Sometimes our memories have a funny way of distorting reality, as one man learns when the past reenters his life after the death of an old flame. Ritesh Batra directs. Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter co-star. (PG-13) 108 minutes.

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T2 TRAINSPOTTING For those of who will never get over the scene with the baby in the first Trainspotting, the dawn of an older, hopefully more mature Trainspotting will be more than enough reason to go see something cheerful like Beauty and the Beast. However, for the rest of the film’s massive cult, following the reunion of Mark Renton, Sick, Boy, Spud and Begbie will undoubtedly be cause for a 1996style celebration. Danny Boyle directs. Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller co-star. (R) 117 minutes. SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Idiocracy, Midnight, Friday, March 17 & Saturday, March 18, Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. Le Nozze de Figaro, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, Del Mar Theatre. 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 FIFTY SHADES DARKER Anyone seen The Fall? Because that show makes Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey such a creepy casting choice … Oh, and this soundtrack sounds pretty cool. James Foley directs. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Eric Johnson co-star. (R) 115 minutes. FIST FIGHT Ali vs. Frazier, 2Pac vs. Biggie, Batman vs. Superman. This Friday, it’s Mr. Campbell vs. Mr. Strickland. Richie Keen directs. Christina Hendricks, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Charlie Day. (R) 91 minutes. GET OUT White suburbs: the real hell. Jordan Peele directs. Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield co-star. (R) 103 minutes. THE GREAT WALL Matt Damon with a ponytail. The Great Wall, but with zombie hell monsters trying to break through it. White dudes swooping in like they know better. So many conflicted feelings right now. Yimou Zhang directs. Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe costar. (PG-13) 103 minutes. HIDDEN FIGURES Finally, the untold story of the AfricanAmerican women who calculated how to shoot a man into space (something they were probably hoping to do for a long time). Theodore Melfi directs. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. (PG) 127 minutes. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Writer James Baldwin’s story of race in modern America is told through the words of Samuel L. Jackson and archival footage. Raoul Peck directs. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett co-star. (PG-13) 95 minutes. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 He stabbed the devil in the back and now the devil wants justice.

Chad Stahelski directs. Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves, and Bridget Moynahan co-star. (R) 122 minutes. KEDI If you’ve been to Istanbul, you’ve seen the cats that own the streets. This is their city, through their eyes. Ceyda Torun directs. Bülent Üstün co-stars. (Unrated) 80 minutes. KONG: SKULL ISLAND King Kong, a dangerous island, and an overly ambitious crew of explorers played by a cast of gorgeously recognizable faces. Is it a prequel or sequel? Are we still keeping track? Jordan Vogt-Roberts directs. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson co-star. (PG13) 120 minutes.

LION Saroo is starting to remember losing his mother and brother on a train platform in Calcutta at the age of 5. Now, worlds away living a very different Australian life, he’s decided to find his family. Garth Davis directs. Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara co-star. (PG-13) 118 minutes. LIVE BY NIGHT With Ben Affleck directing and starring, it’s a bangbang Prohibition-era gangster’s delight with a cast of so-perfect rugged types and their sultry muses. Elle Fanning and Brendan Gleeson co-star. (R) 128 minutes. LOGAN Reviewed this issue. James Mangold directs. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart co-star. (R) 137 minutes.

LA LA LAND Old Hollywood whimsy, musical magic à la Rogers and Astaire that’s getting Emma Stone early Oscar buzz—it’s just the kind of la la land we needed during a post-Nov. 8 season. Damien Chazelle directs. Ryan Gosling, Stone, Amiée Conn costar. (PG-13) 128 minutes.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA What do you do when you’re suddenly faced with the responsibility of becoming a teenager’s legal guardian, but your own life is hard enough to handle? Kenneth Lonergan directs. Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler co-star. (R) 137 minutes.

LAND OF MINE At what age is a soldier still a child, forced into a bitter, unavoidable nightmare, and at what age is a soldier an adult, responsible for the crimes they commit? Land of Mine is based on the true story of around 2,000 German POWs, many of them still teenagers, who were sent to Denmark to clear the beaches riddled with thousands of landmines. Nearly half of them lost limbs or their lives. German and Danish with English subtitles. Martin Zandvliet directs. Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman co-star. (R) 100 minutes.

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI Reviewed this issue. Claude Barras directs. Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud co-star. (PG13) 70 minutes.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Batman is revelling in his stardom … except, he has no one to share it with! Very sad. In order to soften his hardened heart, he has to take responsibility for the orphan he adopted and build his own family, Lego style. Chris McKay directs. Jenny Slate, Ralph Fiennes, and Channing Tatum co-star. (PG) 104 minutes.

THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT Not to say that Josh Hartnett isn’t a phenomenal actor (clarification: we are saying that he is not a phenomenal actor—and, oh hey, he still makes movies?) but really, another film about a non-European country’s history without a single leading role played by someone of that country? There are definitely Turkish actors, even Turkish cats (see ‘Kedi’), more qualified than the Dutch-born Michiel Huisman, however dreamy he may be. And, no, Ben Kingsley does not count as Turkish. Joseph Ruben directs. Huisman, Hera Hilmar and Hartnett co-star. (R) 106 minutes. PATERSON One week in Paterson’s life as a bus driver in a city of the same name—his name is

really Paterson—through his quiet and triumphant daily poems. Jim Jarmusch directs. Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie co-star. (R) 118 minutes. THE SHACK After grieving the loss of his daughter, a man learns how to run on water, meets people who don’t leave tracks in the snow, and finds God (who’s a black woman, thank you very much) in a Shake Shack—I mean shack, just a normal shack. Stuart Hazeldine directs. Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw co-star. (PG13) 132 minutes. SPLIT Dealing with one kidnapping psychopath is bad enough, but trying to figure out which one of 24 personalities will set you free sounds like a mmmnightmare. M. Night Shyamalan directs. James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson co-star. (PG-13) 117 minutes. TABLE 19 Ah, the humiliation of being relegated to the farthest table from the bridal couple at a wedding—left only for those who should have known to send their regrets before sending something nice off the registry. You know, the table that could disappear in the middle of the wedding and nobody would notice. This is the story of that table. Jeffrey Blitz directs. Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson co-star. (PG-13) 87 minutes. 20TH CENTURY WOMEN It’s 1979, nothing means anything, and raising a son on your own is damn hard. Mike Mills directs. Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig co-star. (R) 119 minutes. A UNITED KINGDOM Against the decree of a kingdom and the will of a nation, Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and his white British bride, Ruth Williams, fought against everything for their love. Keep the tissue box near, the film trailer is enough to inspire sobs. Amma Asante directs. David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport co-star. (PG-13) 111 minutes.


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ho isn’t looking for a bargain in good wine? Answering our prayers, Shopper’s Corner wine buyer and resident bargain-hunter Andre Beauregard managed to do “a little rearranging,” and has squeezed an additional two dozen Spanish wines onto those bulging wine shelves. This glittering array of new choices is happy news to those of us who have long since discovered just how cost effective are the wines of Italy and Spain. To find a wonderful, drinkable, yet affordable red wine, you might stop mooning over those pricey Pauillacs and Gevrey-Chambertins

(i.e. the French stuff, which I too adore, so don’t get me wrong), and check out the broad range of Spanish wines Beauregard has laid in for your enjoyment. An oeno-Sherlock, our Andre. “People love the Spanish wines because they offer incredible value,” Beauregard says. “Probably the fastest-selling import section in the store at the moment. I’m really excited about providing a larger selection for customers.” He is, and so are we. Here’s what I’m talking about: We picked up an intriguing Montecillo Rioja, given 90 points by Wine Spectator—for a mere $13.99!—and brought it home. Here was a 2010 Reserva red wine

that paired smartly with a filet of fresh steelhead and a side of garlicky braised kale. The wine’s medium weight of 13.5-percent alcohol carried hints of plum, leather, bay leaves and a finish of tangerine peel, all on a sturdy core of tannins. I can imagine drinking this wonderful, uncomplicated, yet solidly structured wine with just about everything—chicken, pasta, pork tenderloin, grilled cheese sandwiches. Now I regret even telling you about this wine. Please don’t buy it all up. I need to get more of it! And don’t neglect all of the other Spanish beauties on Shopper’s Corner’s shelves. Garnacha, Albariño

Actually, make that products. We have fallen hard for Sir Kensington’s flavor-intensive condiments. Specifically the ketchup (thanks Meri!), the mayonnaise, and most especially, the Special Sauce. Here’s the deal. Sir Kensington’s products are the work of two enterprising New Yorkers (just reading the web descriptions of products reminds me of the heyday of Randall Grahm’s witty lingo-philic newsletter). It began, for us, with the ketchup, which I first tasted at Assembly. Somehow brighter and tangier than all other ketchups, this baby led me to the rest of the product line. We were smitten by Sir Kensington’s exceptional Classic Mayonnaise with its authentically pale yellow hue, loaded with free-range eggs, sunflower oil and hints of citrus. I put some of this atop a hard-boiled egg, added Ligurian capers and sighed. This label makes various mustards, egg-free vegan mayo variations, and chipotle-flavored items. But our favorite is the Special Sauce, the only sauce you will ever need. Think Russian dressing. Think rémoulade. Remember that trifecta of ketchup, mayo, and pickle relish? Well here it is with extra glamor. Tomato paste, dill relish, jalapeños, mustard seed, paprika, and garlic are the secret ingredients that add subtle kick and flavor distinction to a mayonnaise base. It is the condiment that hamburgers cry out for. You gotta try this stuff. Around $5 at food emporia such as New Leaf and Whole Foods. Total yum.

STREETWISE Lots of new food action in South County. Zameen has a spiffy new location across from Kaito and Verve on the Pleasure Point end of 41st Avenue. And an adventurous Italian eatery, Bella Vista, has just opened in Aptos’ historic Bayview Hotel. Looking forward to having a destination dining room in such a sweet spot. Stay tuned.


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was with a group of 12 for the Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen’s WildCaught Salmon Feed recently, held at the Peace United Church hall in Santa Cruz. The Fly Fishermen provided sodas and water, but we had to bring along our own alcohol— an opportunity to share Bargetto Winery’s 2014 Regan Vineyards Chardonnay ($24) with friends. A lovely wine with a light strawyellow hue, this Chard has a good balance of minerals and fully developed fruit flavors. But with fruit coming from Regan Vineyards, Bargetto Winery’s carefully tilled land in Corralitos, where bright sunny days ripen grapes to perfection, a worthy Chardonnay is to be expected. Then there’s talented winemaker Olivia Teutschel to factor into the mix. Working at Bargetto since 2012, and as head winemaker since 2014, Teutschel is turning out some impressive juice— the Regan Vineyards Chardonnay being no exception. As we all taste the different wines

we have brought, our friends love the flexible Bargetto Chardonnay, which pairs so well with the succulent wild-caught salmon. Food is prepared by Jozseph Schultz, of India Joze fame—one of Santa Cruz’s bestknown chefs—whose innovative cuisine is guaranteed to be tasty. Bargetto puts on a multitude of events throughout the year, and right now its Music in the Cellars events take place on Thursdays, through the end of March. There is no cover charge and Bargetto wine is available for purchase by the glass. Food is also available for purchase. Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main St., Soquel, 475-2258. bargetto.com.

ROUDON-SMITH WINERY Roudon-Smith had a good run in this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition—winning two golds and a couple of bronzes. Right now, winery owner Al Drewke has things on hold as he “works on options to open a satellite tasting room.” Visit roudonsmith.com for more info.


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We are in our last week of Pisces. Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. Early morning Monday, the Sun enters Aries and Spring (northern latitudes) begins. The Sun joins Mercury, Venus and Uranus in Aries, sign of “all things new.” Spring equinox (Aries) begins a new astrological year. Aries is the sign that begins the tropical zodiac. Thus, the first day of Aries is also considered International Astrology Day. The Pisces waters and the fires of Aries create a new season and new seeds of thought. With Uranus in Aries we sense new archetypes calling us to help build the new culture and civilization. Mars in Taurus will sustain and protect those seeds. And Gemini will disperse those seeds into the hearts and minds of humanity. Moon and Saturn join together on the Equinox at 27 degrees Sagittarius, which is the galactic center, a most important heavenly point for information.

Sagittarius is the journey and the goal and the wisdom needed for justice to prevail in our world. Humanity’s needs must be understood with new wisdom. No longer the old wisdom. Aries is electric fire. It creates the heat that seeds need to sprout, grow and bloom. Aires fire is the fire in Spring’s lightning storms. Aries fire must step itself down before reaching Earth, lest the Earth and her kingdom actually catch on fire. Aries steps itself down through Mars, creating the Martian personality, fiery challenges, war, strife and conflict. Mars is desire and later aspiration. We are often “washed in the fires of desire” during Spring. As the creative and fiery Gates of Aries swing open, the Archangel Raphael (also known as the Mercury or Hermes) guards and guides the Earth. The Archangel of Healing.

ARIES Mar21–Apr20

LIBRA Sep23–Oct22

You will feel “in alignment” this month, as many new ideas (that become ideals) and unusual revelations are impressed upon your mind. Pay deep attention. They are important and will stabilize your actions and self-identity in the coming challenging times. View and interact in groups with discrimination. Stand tall and courageous and remember that fear just means you need more information. Research.

Your heart is filled with love for another (new, present or past relationship). Love changes you. You think about money in terms of legacies, inheritances, stocks, investments, taxes or savings. Tend to debts and become very thrifty. Bring all ideas, concerns and information into the light for discussion. And consider what would sustain you (food, people, items, etc.) if the world changes.

TAURUS Apr21–May21

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21

You’re ceaselessly serving others throughout much of each day. Working behind the scenes allows you to read, study, research, think and ponder on things undisturbed. Sometimes you’re far away from home tending to life and death situations or medical emergencies. You must turn toward yourself now and begin to heal, using different healing modalities, vitamins, minerals and a special healing diet. Just for you.

With your present work situation, consider creating a caring work environment along with new methods of well-being, communications and trainings. Tend daily to your physical health, eliminating all sugars, most grains and gluten. Make sure to care for your financial health as well. In the meantime, remember to have fun, play and seek the artistic and the beautiful. Then creativity expands exponentially.

GEMINI May 22–June 20

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec20

After the Venus (your Soul ruler) retrograde we will have Mercury (your personality ruler) retrograde (April 9–May 3). You’re being prepared for future work. With your rulers retrograde, one after the other, I wonder what you’re thinking and feeling. Geminis are to disperse the dualities of light and dark on our planet. And then assure humanity of the “love that underlies all events in their world.” Can you do this? During the retrogrades you reflect upon friends, past, present and future.

In your daily life, be willing to listen carefully to others, agree with and participate in their ideas. This creates a loving emotional balance in your life. Should you do this you will be seen as one who is wise, intelligent and thoughtful—a new persona. Begin to intentionally cooperate, share and offer praise. This creates Right Relations within and without. Right Relations is one of the laws of the Aquarian Age.

Esoteric Astrology as news for week of March 15, 2017

CANCER Jun21–Jul20

LE0 Jul21–Aug22 Things religious, spiritual, adventuresome along with places far from here play upon your mind. You create intentions to be better organized; you prefer plans and agendas to include culture, travel and a sustained, just philosophy. It’s important to know how to handle other people’s resources (inner and outer). Seek to learn what is of value about and within each person. Then you recognize how to honor them.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 Work continues to be a stabilizing and expansive influence. You develop new ways of relating to everyone professionally and this creates an effective level of leadership. Your power is greater than you recognize and more than most comprehend. Careful with the authority you have come to possess. Intentionally balance discipline, structure, will and kindness. Let love rule.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 17-0277 The following Corporation is doing business as INFYNITI DISTRIBUTION, INFYNITI GROWN. 335 ICE CREAM GRADE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. UA HOLDINGS, INC. 335 ICE CREAM GRADE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. Al# 3912670. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: DANIEL GOSS. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/9/2017. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb. 9, 2017. Feb. 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15.

WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. County of Santa Cruz. KYLE A. CONDE, STEVEN A. CONDE. 460 TRAVERS LANE, WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: STEVEN CONDE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is 2/3/2017. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb. 3, 2017. Feb. 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15.

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ATHERLY LANE, BONNY DOON, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. I.M.S. MARINE CORPORATION. 23800 MORRELL CUT OFF RD., LOS GATOS, CA 95033. AI# 1506970 This business is conducted by a Corporation signed: DJANGO R. DAWSON. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/1/1992. Original FBN number: 2009-0000215. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Mar. 2, 2017. Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29.

Limited Liability Company signed: ABBOTT SQUARE CAFE LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Mar. 7, 2017. Mar. 15, 22, 28, & Apr. 5.

MIDDLEFORD DR., APTOS, CA 95003. County of Santa Cruz. JENNIFER MARIE KALEY. 632 MIDDLEFORD DR., APTOS, CA 95003. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: JENNIFER MARIE KALEY. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb. 28, 2017. Mar. 15, 22, 29 & Apr. 5.

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REFILING OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT WITH CHANGE FILE NO. 17-0200 The following Individual is doing business as HARMONY WITHIN COUNSELING. 4401 HILLTOP RD., SOQUEL, CA 95073. County of Santa Cruz. LILLI M COLBASSO. 4401 HILLTOP RD., SOQUEL, CA 95073. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: LILLI COLBASSO. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. Original FBN number: 2015-0001428. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 30, 2017. Feb. 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 17-0468 The following Corporation is doing business as SHERRI'S COOKIES. 1855 41ST AVENUE #E4, CAPITOLA, CA 95010. County of Santa Cruz. SANTA CRUZ YOGURT DISTRIBUTERS, INC. 1855 41ST AVENUE #E4, CAPITOLA, CA 95010. Al# 1825290. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: SANTA CRUZ YOGURT DISTRIBUTERS, INC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/13/1997. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Mar. 8, 2017. Mar. 15, 22, 28 & Apr. 5 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 17-0454 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as CAT. CLOUD. COMPANION. 118 COOPER ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. ABBOTT SQUARE CAFE LLC. 3600 PORTOLA DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. AI# 30010415. This business is conducted by a

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Where the locals shop since 1938. VOTED BEST BUTCHER SHOP BEST WINE SELECTION BEST CHEESE SELECTION BEST LOCALLY OWNED GROCERY STORE BEST MURAL /PUBLIC ART

Family owned & operated 78 years. 622 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

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MEAT

BEEF/CORNED BEEF ■ TRI TIPS, U.S.D.A Choice/ 5.98 LB ■ POINT CUT BRISKET/ 4.59 LB ■ 1ST CUT BRISKET/ 5.49 LB ■ BOTTOM ROUND, Extra Lean/ 5.49 LB LUNCH MEAT ■ BOARS HEAD, Bologna/ 6.59 LB ■ BOARS HEAD CHICKEN BREAST/ 8.89 LB ■ BOARS HEAD MORTADELLA/ 6.59 LB MARINATED TUMBLED MEATS ■ BLACK PEPPER LONDON BROIL/ 5.98 LB ■ SANTA MARIA LONDON BROIL/ 5.98 LB ■ BLOODY MARY CROSSRIB STEAK/ 5.98 LB ■ SANTA MARIA CROSSRIB STEAK/ 5.98 LB FISH ■ BAY SHRIMP MEAT, Fully Cooked/ 12.98 LB ■ COOKED PRAWNS, Peeled and Deveined/ 12.98 LB ■ CREATIVE SALMON FILLETS, Organically Fed/ 16.98 LB

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St. Patrick’s Day Beers

■ CASA CHICAS SALSA, Mild & Spicy, 16oz/ 3.89 ■ CASA CHICAS TORTILLA CHIPS,

■ GUINNESS, “Draught”, 4 Pack, 16oz Cans/ 7.99 + CRV ■ GUINNESS, “Extra Stout”, 6 Pack,

All Varieties, 14oz/ 3.69 ■ BEN & JERRY’S, Ice Cream, Pint/ 4.29 ■ SANTA CRUZ ORGANIC LEMONADE, Cherry, 32oz/ .99

11.2oz Bottle/ 8.99 + CRV

■ GUINNESS, “Nitro IPA”, 6 Pack, 12oz Can/ 8.49 + CRV ■ BODDINGTONS, “Pub Ale”, 4 Pack, 16oz Can/ 7.49 + CRV ■ SMITHWICK’S, “Irish Red Ale”, 6 Pack,

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11.2oz Bottle/ 7.99 + CRV

■ BECKMANN’S, Nine Grain Sour Loaf, 24oz/ 3.89 ■ WHOLE GRAIN, California Black, 30oz/ 4.19 ■ GAYLE’S, Organic Pain De Campagne,

Irish Whiskey

■ BUSHMILLS, Triple Distilled/ 18.99 ■ JAMESON, Triple Distilled/ 19.99 ■ THE POGUES, (91TP)/ 35.99 ■ POWERS, Single Pot Still/ 47.99 ■ REDBREAST, 12yr, Single Pot Still/ 56.99

Oval, 24oz/ 3.99 ■ KELLY’S, Sour Loaf, 24oz/ 3.89 ■ SUMANO’S, Sourdough Round, 24oz/ 3.99

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■ PASTA MIKE’S FRESH PASTA,“Local Business”

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Pasta (10oz)/ 3.29, Raviolis (10oz)/ 5.59

■ 2013 COLUMBIA CREST, Chardonnay, “Best Buy”/ 6.99 ■ 2012 VOCA, Cortese, (91WW, Reg 16.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2013 LINCOURT, Sauvignon Blanc, (Reg 15.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2013 BASILISK, Chardonnay, (89JH, Reg 19.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2013 BENZINGER, Chardonnay, (90WE, Reg 14.99)/ 8.99

■ PASTA MIKE’S PASTA SAUCE,

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■ MILD CHEDDAR, “rBST Free”

Wines Under $5

■ 2013 RED DIAMOND, Mysterious Red, (Reg 12.99)/ 4.99

Cheese-Best Selection in Santa Cruz ■ NV RAVENSWOOD MUCKRAKER, (Reg 13.99)/ 4.99

■ GREEN CABBAGE, Premium Quality / .29 LB ■ LOOSE CARROTS, Delivered Fresh Daily/ .59 LB ■ GREEN BEANS, Fresh and Tender/ 1.79 LB ■ POTATOES, Red and Yukon Gold/ .89 LB ■ SWEET ONIONS, Red and Yellow/ 1.29 LB ■ RUSSET POTATOES, Top Quality/ .59 LB ■ LIMES, Extra Juicy/ .29 EA ■ TANGELOS, Sweet and Juicy/ 1.29 LB ■ APPLES, Fujis, Granny Smith, Gala, Braeburn and

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Loaf Cuts/ 3.29 Lb, Average Cuts/ 3.49 Lb

■ DANISH BLUE CHEESE, “A Customer Favorite”/ 8.09 Lb

Spanish Whites

■ PEPPER JACK, “Great Melting Cheese”/ 6.99 Lb ■ DRY JACK RUMIANO,

■ 2012 RAFAEL PALACIOS, Louro do Bolo Godello,

(90WA)/ 15.99 ■ 2015 MUGA, Rioja, (91JS)/ 15.99 ■ 2014 SHAYA, Verdejo, (90V)/ 15.99 ■ TWINS KITCHEN MUSTARD, “Hand Crafted”, ■ 2014 PAZO BARRANTES, Albariño, (90RP)/ 17.99 9oz/ 5.99 ■ WONNIES, “Marinades and BBQ Sauce”, 12oz/ 3.99 ■ 2015 LA CANA, Albariño, (90WS)/ 17.99 ■ KGWANS, Double F-Medium Hot Sauce, 5oz/ 6.99 Connoisseur’s Corner- Pinot Noir ■ BONNY DOON FARMS, Unfiltered Honey, 8oz/ 8.99 ■ 2013 ALBERTI VINEYARD, “Local, Small Batch”/ 29.99 ■ BELLE FARMS, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 17oz/ 22.99 ■ 2012 DEOVLET, “Bien Nacido”, (93WA)/ 49.99 “Aged, Pepper Coated”/ 8.29 Lb

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Pink Lady / 1.89 LB

■ CELERY, Fresh and Crisp/ 1.19 EA. ■ BROCCOLI CROWNS, Great as a Side Dish / 2.59 LB ■ LEAF LETTUCE, Red, Green, Romaine, ■ AVOCADOS, Always Ripe/ 1.89 EA ■ ROMA TOMATOES, Ripe and Firm/ .99 LB ■ YELLOW ONIONS, Peak Quality/ .49 LB ■ NAVEL ORANGES, Large Size, Seedless/ 1.29 LB ■ SEEDLESS GRAPES, Red and Green/ 2.99 LB ■ MANDARINS, Ripe and Seedless/ 2.19 LB ■ CLUSTER TOMATOES, Ripe on the Vine/ 2.69 LB ■ RED ONIONS, A Kitchen Must Have/ .79 LB ■ ORGANIC AVOCADOS, Table Ripe Ready/ 1.99 EA ■ LARGE TOMATOES, Great for Slicing/ 1.29 LB

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Local, Organic, Natural, Specialty, Gourmet

“Selected Varieties”, 10oz/ 3.59 ■ WILDWOOD VEGGIE BURGER, “Perfect for BBQ”, 6oz/ 3.89 ■ BEELER’S BACON, “Uncured”, 12oz/ 5.99 ■ BLUE HILL BAY SALMON, “Alaskan Sockeye”, 3oz/ 7.99

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Gourmet Mustards

■ EDMOND FALLOT, “Made in France since 1840”, 7.4oz/ 3.29 ■ SIERRA NEVADA, 3 Kinds, 8oz/ 3.49 ■ BONE SUCKIN’ MUSTARD, “Sweet & Spicy”, 9oz/ 5.49 ■ STONEWALL KITCHEN, 4 Kinds, 7.75 oz/ 5.29 ■ MENDOCINO MUSTARD, “Small Batch, Family Owned”, 9oz/ 5.49

■ 2011 ZD Carneros, (92CG, Reg 47.99)/ 39.99 ■ 2014 LUCIA, Santa Lucia Highlands/ 44.99 ■ 2013 SER, Lilo Vineyard/ 37.99

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Occupation: Manager, Outdoor World, Santa Cruz Hobbies: Fishing, golf/all sports, hanging out with my kids, barbecuing Astrological Sign: Pisces What or who got you interested in Shopper’s? I moved closer to the neighborhood so I shop here almost daily. I healed myself from diabetes by eating Shopper’s meats, vegetables and fruit. I have no cholesterol issues, no diabetes, no nothing, and I attribute a lot of that to shopping at Shopper’s Corner the last two years. I stopped eating fast food, I try to avoid processed foods, and I walk here. I stopped drinking alcohol and got into a workout routine and lost 40 pounds. Shopper’s meats are such good quality that when I was testing for diabetes, my “numbers” became lower and lower. No one believes I’m 60... I feel great! I’m lean and fit. I did this for my kids. And they enjoy Shopper’s too.

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Oh? They can walk around the store feeling safe. That’s important. Shopper’s is a good environment for children; everyone looks out for everyone. And their customer service —it reminds me of my store — is great as there’s always someone available to assist you. It’s nice be on the receiving end. I love it! It seems like everyone is happy here, customers and employees. I can’t go anywhere within the market without being recognized. You would never get that at the big box stores. I think it’s important to shop local, like at Shopper’s. One thing I love about Santa Cruz is its support of local business.

What would say about Shopper’s to someone who is new to the community? This is what’s up with Shopper’s Corner: great meat department; great butchers; great store! The checkers are super nice and I know them by name or face. Shopper’s carries the best local breads from Beckmann’s and all the other great bakeries — we like them all. I know good produce: I’ve been around fruit and vegetables my whole life because my grandparents on both sides were farmers. We had apricot, prune, and walnut trees, and lots more. Shopper’s produce not only looks beautiful but always tastes fantastic! I buy both organic and conventional, and the pricing is excellent. Shoppers feels like family.

“I healed myself from diabetes by eating Shopper’s meats, vegetables and fruit. I’m lean and fit. I did this for my kids.”

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