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EDITOR’S NOTE It’s been a week now since our Santa Cruz County vs. Monterey County issue came out, and of course I can’t stop thinking of things that we forgot to put in there. One reader wrote in wondering why we didn’t point out that our weather is infinitely better than theirs. “Ever been to Monterey in August?” he wrote. “Sheesh, it’s colder than San Francisco.” Also, I realized I forgot to put any surf movies like Chasing Mavericks—which is basically a love letter to Santa Cruz—in the Movies category. And seriously, we should have had a category for Sex Positivism, which we would have won hands down. I mean,





County lines (GT, Jan. 31)? Some of us don’t see it that way. When I moved to the Monterey Bay area in December 1983, I expected it to be for the rest of my life. And so far, it has. I am one of many of us who escaped Southern California—Los Angeles County to be precise. While I am pleased that there are improvements in L.A. since I left, I would never return there to live. Twice as many people live there now. Too, too many. I have lived in Pacific Grove, Monterey, Salinas, Capitola and now, Watsonville. I was a renter in Pacific Grove and Monterey, a condo owner in Salinas and Capitola, and now a house owner in Watsonville. I have lived in both counties, and I have never regretted it. I now live on the border of the two counties, just a few yards from Salsipuedes Creek, and less than a mile from Monterey County. What Monterey County lacks, Santa Cruz County has, and vice versa. But we live in a fabulously beautiful region that people who don’t live here would love to live in. Don’t believe me? Listen to visitors in restaurants or shopping areas or any attraction we have. “God, I wish I lived

Susie Bright, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens all live here, for god’s sake! We’re making up for that last one this week in our Valentine’s Day issue by profiling two Santa Cruz podcasters who are quickly becoming icons of sexual consciousness, Amy Baldwin and April Lampert. I’ve been all about podcasts for the last few years, and I just added their show Shameless Sex to my subscriptions. After reading Maria Grusauskas’ story about them, you might do the same. Meanwhile, Sven Davis looks at a different, but no less important kind of love: the bond between humans and their ruff-ruffs. His insights are as Sven as you’d want them to be— and, of course, very funny. I hope this month brings lots of love for you and your significant others, no matter how many legs they have.

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here !” “This place is beautiful; you are so lucky to live here!” I have heard this so many times. And then you tell them about the homeless problem and tell them the price of homes to buy or rent. And then they faint, mouth wide open. I am grateful for the job interview at Soquel High School in 1977 that first brought me here. And I knew if I did not get the job I would return. And six years later, I did. There is a God. STEVE TRUJILLO | WATSONVILLE





Soquel Drive in Aptos Village returned to being two lanes starting late Friday, Feb. 2. The repair project took several months to complete as the Santa Cruz County public works and Watsonville-based contractor Granite Construction, worked to fix a large slip-out at Valencia Creek. The Federal Highway Administration provided primary funding, with supplemental money from Caltrans. Local funds came from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell announced a civil law enforcement settlement last week against Walgreens for more than $2 million. The DA’s office, along with other district attorneys and Santa Cruz County Environmental Health Services, had found that Walgreens was charging consumers more than the advertised prices, and selling infant formula, baby food, and over-the-counter drugs after their expiration dates. The company admits no wrongdoing.

GRACIAS FROM SENDEROS In this time of dire uncertainty for immigrants, we are so grateful for the Good Times support of Senderos in the Santa Cruz Gives holiday fundraising program. Your feature article on Nov. 29 highlighted the important pathways Senderos is creating with free dance, music and educational support programs for Latino youth and families. In 2017, Senderos performed at 30 community and school events for an estimated 23,000 people. Sharing the rich cultural diversity of our region encourages understanding and boosts the confidence and pride of our participants. We are deeply grateful to Good Times, Volunteer >8


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ROB BREZSNY FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of February 7 ARIES Mar21–Apr19 British athlete Liam Collins is an accomplished hurdler. In 2017, he won two medals at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in South Korea. Collins is also a stuntman and street performer who does shows in which he hurtles over barriers made of chainsaws and leaps blindfolded through flaming hoops. For the foreseeable future, you may have a dual capacity with some resemblances to his. You could reach a high point in expressing your skills in your chosen field, and also branch out into extraordinary or flamboyant variations on your specialty.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 When he was 32, the man who would later be known as Dr. Seuss wrote his first kid’s book, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. His efforts to find a readership went badly at first. Twenty-seven publishers rejected his manuscript. On the verge of abandoning his quest, he ran into an old college classmate on the street. The friend, who had recently begun working at Vanguard Press, expressed interest in the book. Voila! Mulberry Street got published. Dr. Seuss later said that if, on that lucky day, he had been strolling on the other side of the street, his career as an author of children’s books might never have happened. I’m telling you this tale, Taurus, because I suspect your chances at experiencing a comparable stroke of luck in the coming weeks will be extra high. Be alert!

GEMINI May21–June20 A survey of British Christians found that most are loyal to just six of the Ten Commandments. While they still think it’s bad to, say, steal and kill and lie, they don’t regard it as a sin to revere idols, work on the Sabbath, worship other gods, or use the Lord’s name in a curse. In accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to be inspired by their rebellion. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to re-evaluate your old traditions and belief systems, and then discard anything that no longer suits the new person you’ve become.

CANCER Jun21–Jul22 While serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Don Karkos lost the sight in his right eye after being hit by shrapnel. Sixty-four years later, he regained his vision when he got butted in the head by a horse he was grooming. Based on the upcoming astrological omens, I’m wondering if you’ll soon experience a metaphorically comparable restoration. My analysis suggests that you’ll undergo a healing in which something you lost will return or be returned.


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The candy cap mushroom, whose scientific name is Lactarius rubidus, is a burnt orange color. It’s small to medium-sized and has a convex cap. But there its resemblance to other mushrooms ends. When dried out, it tastes and smells like maple syrup. You can grind it into a powder and use it to sweeten cakes and cookies and custards. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this unusual member of the fungus family can serve as an apt metaphor for you right now. You, too, have access to a resource or influence that is deceptive, but in a good way: offering a charm and good flavor different from what its outer appearance might indicate.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 A grandfather from New Jersey decided to check the pockets of an old shirt he didn’t wear very often. There Jimmie Smith found a lottery ticket he had stashed away months previously. When he realized it had a winning number, he cashed it in for $24.1 million—just two days before it was set to expire. I suspect there may be a comparable development in your near future, although the reward would be more modest. Is there any potential valuable that you have forgotten about or neglected? It’s not too late to claim it.

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22 The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced that it had come up with improved maps of the planet’s agri-

cultural regions. Better satellite imagery helped, as did more thorough analysis of the imagery. The new data show that the Earth is covered with 618 million more acres of croplands than had previously been thought. That’s 15 percent higher than earlier assessments! In the coming months, Libra, I’m predicting a comparable expansion in your awareness of how many resources you have available. I bet you will also discover that you’re more fertile than you have imagined.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 In 1939, Scorpio comic book writer Bob Kane co-created the fictional science-fiction superhero Batman. The “Caped Crusader” eventually went on to become an icon, appearing in blockbuster movies as well as TV shows and comic books. Kane said one of his inspirations for Batman was a flying machine envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century. The Italian artist and inventor drew an image of a winged glider that he proposed to build for a human being to wear. I bring this up, Scorpio, because I think you’re in a phase when you, like Kane, can draw inspiration from the past. Go scavenging through history for good ideas!

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21 I was watching a four-player poker game on TV. The folksy commentator said that the assortment of cards belonging to the player named Mike was “like Anna Kournikova,” because “it looks great but it never wins.” He was referring to the fact that during her career as a professional tennis player, Anna Kournikova was feted for her physical beauty but never actually won a singles title. This remark happens to be a useful admonishment for you Sagittarians in the coming weeks. You should avoid relying on anything that looks good but never wins. Put your trust in influences that are a bit homely or unassuming but far more apt to contribute to your success.

CAPRICORN Dec22–Jan19 A Chinese man named Wang Kaiyu bought two blackfurred puppies from a stranger and took them home to his farm. As the months passed by, Wang noticed that his pets seemed unusually hungry and aggressive. They would sometimes eat his chickens. When they were two years old, he finally figured out that they weren’t dogs, but rather Asian black bears. He turned them over to a local animal rescue center. I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect it may have a resemblance to your experience. A case of mistaken identity? A surprise revealed in the course of a ripening process? A misunderstanding about what you’re taking care of? Now is a good time to make adjustments and corrections.

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18 Charles Nelson Reilly was a famous American actor, director, and drama teacher. He appeared in or directed numerous films, plays, and TV shows. But in the 1970s, when he was in his 40s, he also spent quality time impersonating a banana in a series of commercials for Bic Banana Ink Crayons. So apparently he wasn’t overly attached to his dignity. Pride didn’t interfere with his ability to experiment. In his pursuit of creative expression, he valued the arts of playing and having fun. I encourage you to be inspired by his example during the coming weeks, Aquarius.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 According to ancient Greek writer Herodotus, Persians didn’t hesitate to deliberate about important matters while drunk. However, they wouldn’t finalize any intoxicated decision until they had a chance to re-evaluate it while sober. The reverse was also true. Choices they made while sober had to be reassessed while they were under the influence of alcohol. I bring this to your attention not because I think you should adhere to similar guidelines in the coming weeks. I would never give you an oracle that required you to be buzzed. But I do think you’ll be wise to consider key decisions from not just a coolly rational mindset, but also from a frisky intuitive perspective. To arrive at a wise verdict, you need both.

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CROP OF QUESTIONS The Board of Supervisors gave its initial blessing to draft cannabis ordinances that will now go to the planning commission for another look.

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t’s question-and-answer time, as a microphone wends through the crowd at a meeting about the latest updates to the county’s newly proposed cannabis rules last Wednesday. Some of the queries aren’t really questions at all, but instead pointed comments that highlight a growing frustration among cultivators and manufacturers. One Santa Cruz Mountains resident wants to know why the regulations suggest a five-acre minimum for cannabis grows in residential agriculture parcels, and only a one-acre minimum for commercial agriculture ones. “That’s back-asswards,” he says.

“Obviously, if you have commercial agricultural area, you probably have a lot of land. When you’re in residential agriculture, like people in the hills, which has been the boutique heart of this industry for 30 years in this town, that’s where there should be some flexibility.” The man, who asked to remain anonymous, later tells GT he’s been growing in the Santa Cruz Mountains for decades, mostly for his own use, or occasionally to share with friends. This hobbyist cultivator, who works in produce, has aspirations of taking his grow mainstream, but it’s getting hard for him to imagine when or how. “What they’re doing is eliminating a lot of microclimates,” he says of the

county’s approach. “They’re getting rid of a lot of those ‘boutique,’ if you will, growers. With wines, there are certain regions that are famous for certain grapes, Bordeaux grapes for Bordeaux wine, Champagne grapes for Champagne. Napa has great wines. With cannabis, if you’re growing on a flat land in Salinas or Watsonville or the Central Valley, you can still have a great crop, but it’s not going to have the handcrafted quality of the Santa Cruz Mountains.” Cannabis licensers and planners in Santa Cruz County have been trying to find the middle ground on this divisive issue, one that has optimistic entrepreneurs on one side and concerned neighbors on the >12


It’s mid-afternoon on a sunny winter day, four months after the first transients pitched tents in the benchlands area of San Lorenzo Park. The camp, freshly cleaned by parks and recreation workers, is once again being filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers here have heard chatter about relocating to the Harvey West area, but at this point they, like the rest of the community, are waiting for the city of Santa Cruz to announce the next move. Billy Lowery was one of the first people to set up camp in the benchlands after being asked to move from the downtown Post Office area. He says he’s optimistic about the next move if Santa Cruz Police Chief Andy Mills, who was sworn in this past summer, is involved, like he was with the last one. Lowery says Mills talks to homeless individuals with respect. “The chief—he did good. I love the way he talks to people,” Lowery says. He says that, until recently, he had felt disillusioned with local police, but that he thinks officers have taken a different approach under Mills. Lowery, 54, with a salt-and-pepper Afro and an animated face, grew up in the housing projects of Watts in Los Angeles. Lowery is hopeful that the city and county plan to provide opportunities for a way out of homelessness, as well as a safe place to sleep. He sees the need for mental health help and job counseling. “I can guarantee you, 40-something percent of people would change if you gave them the opportunity to learn something and go to a job interview. You’ll see so many people change. I like that,” he says about the prospect of these services being offered at the River Street Camp located at 1220 River St., just north of the Tannery. The timeline for the move is still uncertain though, and previously set goals for moving have come and gone. “We’re still operating under ‘as soon as we can,’” says Assistant City Manager Tina Shull, “so we don’t have a hard and fast date yet. What I will say that is very encouraging is that we are moving very close to having an operator identified.” The chosen nonprofit >14


NEWS GROWING CONCERN <11 other. But if previous batches of local cannabis rules displeased many of the cultivators, this latest crop seems to have upset just about everyone. In a meeting where the public comment period lasted for close to two hours, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday, Feb. 5, to accept the new draft ordinances and send them to the Santa Cruz County Planning Commission, along with a few comments to provide direction. Neighbors say that some of the reduced setbacks for grows are now too generous, and that the county will allow cultivation on too wide a range of local zones, like ones intended for timber harvesting. Advocates, though, say the zoning and licensing requirements, although now more flexible, are still unnecessarily strict compared with parameters laid out by the state. Cannabis attorney Ben Rice


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estimates that fewer than 20 percent of entrepreneurs who paid their $500 registration fee for a spot in line would be able to operate under the proposed ordinances. Those who can’t till their own residential acreage would, however, now be able to “co-locate” under the newly refashioned rules, and share large agriculture properties with other growers. But Rice and others say that even still, the rules for co-location are more than cumbersome enough to scare off potential partners— particularly a provision that licensees must take responsibility for whatever their neighbors are doing on the same parcel. This past Monday, the supervisors made a long list of recommendations to staff, including possible changes to public noticing, pest management, tree clearing, and certain definitions in the county code. Walt Haimes, who lives far back in

the Santa Cruz Mountains, worries that the county has been rushing the process, without proper attention to detail. As the new year dawned, the county appeared to be nearing the end of its environmental impact report on cannabis and poring over the comments. That process has essentially since been shelved. Worried about the swarm of growers cropping up in his neck of the woods, Haimes says no local has had enough time to digest the ordinance changes and provide meaningful input. “We spent a lot of time on these EIR [environmental impact report] comments,” he says. “To stand up in front of the board for two minutes and try to answer these major questions—it seems to me that this is a little bit rushed.” Haimes, who says he constantly hears buzzing chainsaws from his increasingly noisy neighbors, was hoping the county would >16

NEWS BRIEFS GETTING HAMMERED Advocates of affordable housing warn that the new Republican tax plan, signed into law late last year by President Donald Trump, has not only cut tax rates. Among its many ripple effects, the changes are undercutting the value of a popular tax credit for affordable housing construction, making the longstanding incentive less valuable. With developers now saving much more on their tax bills, fewer companies will take advantage of the credit, and fewer will therefore build homes for low-income Americans. “Certain projects that are in the planning stages now wouldn’t happen,” says Matt Huerta, the housing policy manager for the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP). “Or they will have to lie in wait for years for scarce dollars in order to make their projects happen.”

A San Francisco-based accounting firm estimates that the tax changes will amount to the construction of 235,000 fewer affordable units nationwide over the next decade. And Huerta estimates the changes will mean more than a couple hundred fewer affordable units in the Monterey Bay area alone. He says investment in affordable housing had already started slowing late in 2016, after the November election, when companies realized that big tax cuts could be on the way. Huerta, however, is trying to lay the foundation for what he hopes will be the next chapter in affordable housing. He’s co-authored a new housing paper with developer and philanthropist Sibley Simon, who’s also the treasurer for the Homeless Services Center. Their document lays out nine ideas to tackle housing affordability, including three points addressing fee structures

and two others having to do with density and smart growth. The paper suggests relaxing accessory dwelling unit rules, as well as easing up requirements for parking and commercial space. The paper also recommends creating a source of money for local affordable housing, something former Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane and former county Treasurer Fred Keeley are discussing, as they work together on a bond measure for the upcoming November ballot. The MBEP paper advocates for a diverse ecosystem of new housing. It points out that the biggest portion of new construction lately is at the expensive end. Many new units are pricey condos that are up for sale—the kind of homes that are out of reach for most of us and therefore have less of an impact on market affordability. With that in mind, the overarching moral outlined in the paper can be summed up

in one word: “Build.” That mantra has seen its share of pushback. In Capitola, for instance, the City Council got an earful over plans to allow for three stories on part of Capitola Road. Others, in the “Yes in My Backyard”—or YIMBY—camp, wanted to see height restrictions relaxed even more. Capitola Mayor Michael Termini says he would love to add up to 200 units of housing to the local mall. He says that local governments need to build in order to make housing more affordable, although he hedges slightly, saying the town needs to do it “on a Capitola scale.” “This is the first time in 20 years I’ve heard this kind of talk about housing, and how difficult it’s become,” Termini says. “My own son is living in a two-bedroom with three small children, with his partner, and they’re paying $2,000 a month. It’s very small, and he was lucky to get it.” JACOB PIERCE

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There will be places for tents, common areas, storage facilities, portable showers and toilets, Shull says, and the city will bring in a meal daily. Health and human service workers from the county will reach out to determine individual needs and do assessments, she adds. The city has graded the gravel lot to prevent water from flowing into the nearby San Lorenzo River, and Shull says she canvassed the residential homes near the site in December to talk to residents about the city’s plans. Residents had questions about security, she says, but, after her conversations with them, she believes they won’t notice any impact from the city-run encampment in Harvey West. “It’s hosted 24/7 so you have people on site,” Shull says. “You have security on site, and you have a lot of services coming through, so it’s not just a place for people to pitch a tent. It’s a place for community building for them to start their exit from homelessness.” Now that officers have stopped enforcing the camping ban on public property, it isn’t

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valentine's day dogs allowed under the ADA. There is a big, contentious gray area of therapy and support animals that’s sometimes abused by people who just want to take their dogs everywhere, and it’s creating a growing backlash. Hopefully soon proper training, mutual respect, and common sense will result in less grumbling and tripping over leashes in the grocery store. If you want a little doggie energy in your life but don’t have the time or energy to have one full time, there are options. The simplest is to just offer to pet sit for a friend who has a dog you like—your friend will appreciate the chance to get out guilt-free, and you can experience a calm meditative trance state from the repetition of throwing a ball a thousand times, followed by lessons in speed-eating and napping from a pro. For the more dedicated, local shelters have some interesting options for you. Many animals need temporary foster care outside of the facility, and your attention and home could provide a life-saving sanctuary. Love the energy of puppies, but aren’t so interested in an adult dog? The little ones need to be socialized and kept out of the shelters until their immune systems mature. Once they are older and stronger, they can be returned to the shelter to be adopted out. Want to help a sick, injured, or undersocialized dog get healthy and play well with others? It will take a lot of your energy, but you’ll help the dog recover and get adopted into a happy home. If you want a brief try-out of a dog you have your eye on, or just want some company now and again, the SCPA offers a “slumber party” option where you can take one home overnight and see how it feels. Whether you own one, borrow one, or just watch them race around together on the beach, it’s easy to appreciate how dogs have made our world more loving and joyful. So here’s to you, our dogs, fur-babies, pooches, pups, and man’s best friends. As Samuel Jackson said in Pulp Fiction, “Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.”


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button in the shape of a paw that sends you a message that your dog wants to chat—or maybe your dog just hit it by accident while ripping the device apart for the treats inside. Dogs are pretty low-tech. Then there are dog-mounted cameras that typically hang off the collar, and if you don’t get motion sickness, you can watch the many videos of dog POV adventures online, sometimes professionally edited together with footage from static cameras around the house. Their private lives of garbage raids, shoe fetishes, even unauthorized romantic liaisons are available to fans looking forward to every new episode of The Real Housedogs of Everywhere. What if your star performer disappears into the neighborhood to get a little privacy? No problem if you have a GPS tracker on the collar, which sends locations to your smartphone for a low monthly price of less than 10 bucks. These often include fitness data, so you can obsess about step counts together. First question: with four legs, do they get twice as many steps as you? Dogs are great for getting our butts outside and moving. They need regular walks, and they can make us feel safer being out on trails alone. It can be hard to keep the heart rates up if you have the kind of dog that everybody wants to stop and pet, but it’s sometimes nice to have a reason to have friendly conversations with strangers. The conversations usually start and end with predictable questions about name, age and breed, but you never know what kind of relationship might grow from such a simple exchange. You might end up with a new friend, a reliable dog sitter, or even next year’s Valentine. If you want to accelerate the process, there are a number of dog parks, meet-up groups, and even dating sites for dog owners, such as There are places to take a wellbehaved dog in public, including many breweries and wineries with patios. Other places are listed on a myriad of websites. But most indoor businesses aren’t appropriate for dogs, except for trained service




CAPTAIN, THERE BE WHALES HERE Robert Seals’ new installation outside the Seymour Sanctuary Exploration Center.


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between the Seymour Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and local artist Robert Seals. For Seals, working with metal has always been a passion. “I started metal work when I was in my teens up in Chester,

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California,” says Seals. “In 1963, I started taking ceramics. There was a metal shop, but not metal sculpture. I took the metal shop class just to sneak in at night and do small sculptures and projects. Seals attended Utah State and eventually Chico State in ’65.

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Because there was no welding in the art department, he brought his own tanks and metal. Even back then, Seals wasn’t going to be confined by the status quo or limited in his scope of influence. “It’s the medium I feel most comfortable in,” he says. Seals plays in local band the >30

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<28 Wave Tones, riffing on Hawaiian and surf music, and is also an inventor. He first created Board Bud and Cool Tool, an all-one-in tool for snowboards and mountain bikes, respectively. Then he hit it big with the portable stainless steel water carrier Klean Kanteen, and revolutionized the way water is transported for personal use. “I got so tired of seeing plastic water bottles littered all over the grounds of music festivals,” says Seals. “So I went to the local hardware store in Chico and put together a safe, healthy, lightweight bottle free of BPAs and other toxic substances. Turns out other people wanted them, as well.” The sheet steel Humpback Whales, which were specifically requested by the Sanctuary Center, are powdered in a blue coating that reflects like wave drops in the sunlight and entice hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to stop by and learn about our magnificent Monterey Bay. Always the innovator, Seals had trouble using traditional means to securely adhere his art to the wall. “I had to invent a special mount for the installation. Even an earthquake won’t shake them loose,” says Seals. Through his activism, metal working and vision, Seals has found yet another calling, as an educator, environmentalist and oceanic guru. But being one with the ocean wasn’t immediate. “I used to be terrified of the ocean,” he admits, recalling when his band members tried to get him to go into the ocean in Coos Bay, Oregon. “I was afraid of sharks. The lifeguard overheard my band members teasing me and said, ‘There’s never been a shark sighting in Coos Bay.’ The next day we’re in Portland for an audition and a headline of a newspaper grabs my eye. It said, ‘Fifty sharks mysteriously beach themselves in

Coos Bay.’ It happened like an hour after we left.” How times have changed. Today, oceanic art is just a part of his activist arsenal. Seals works non-stop at education and hands-on encounters, all centered on the Bay. “We have been trained to use our 55-foot catamarans to assist in the NOAA Whale Rescue Program,” says Seals, while mounting his latest installation. Another project he’s passionate about is an educational mobile art museum space. You may have seen his van around Santa Cruz—metal fish on the outside and full of whales, dolphins, mermaids, turtles, seahorses, and starfish inside. All the profits from his art go back to Seals’ nonprofit foundation Mother Nature’s Temple. He’s adamant that in order to save the Bay, and the planet, children need to be educated. After attending a global conference on nature and its effects on the youth, Seals says he learned about the “Nature Deficit Disorder” that many children suffer from. “It’s like a digital age curse where our children are losing touch with, well, reality,” he says. In order to set the balance straight, Seals went right to the source. “We have created our own summer camp experiences for young people. We do ocean adventures, camp outs, hiking and we will donate any of our resources to other programs with similar missions.” The roots of Seals’ activism are deep. “The Vietnam War was the birth of environmentalism and today, in the 21st Century, the environment is still struggling,” he says. “I’ve committed myself to doing everything in my power to work with anyone with a similar ethos and message.” When asked about what he sees next for his organization, Seals quotes Captain Quint in Jaws: “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Robert Seals can be contacted at


OH, LUM.R Reggie Williams aka R.Lum.R performs at the Catalyst on Saturday, Feb. 10. PHOTO: NOLAN KNIGHT

High Tension R.Lum.R is still finding his comfort zone with his R&B success—and his falsetto BY AARON CARNES “fast-rising, pop-friendly R&B singer whose falsetto is no joke.” It’s no wonder. His runaway 2016 Spotify hit “Frustrated”—30 million streams as of this writing—shows off his falsetto spectacularly in its hypnotic chorus. But if you really want to see R.Lum.R’s pipes in action, check out his acoustic cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ ’Bout You,” where he gives the legendary Ocean a run for his money vocal-performance-wise. The rendition also captures R.Lum.R’s innate ability to be fully vulnerable while singing, something he developed at a young age. One of his first shows was at his high school talent show. He’d been dealing with a close friend falling prey to addiction, so he wrote a song for her called

“Stay.” (“I need you to stay even though you’re pushing me away.”) He was “up there on stage crying, pouring my heart out” he told Vibe in 2017. The audience furiously applauded his performance. When I tell him what a beautiful story this is, he tells me that he learned to access his feelings in art from his music teacher. “The way to fight stage fright is when you’re on stage, think about why you’re there, think about why you’re singing the song, and if you’re reliving the reason that you wrote that song, then you’re giving out that emotion, and it’s there for people to receive,” R.Lum.R says. It’s not hard to see this level of emotionality in the music he’s

R.Lum.R plays at 9 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $13/ adv, $15/door. 429-4135.



.Lum.R (pronounced “Ar-Lamar”) is a little uncomfortable when I compliment his tremendous falsetto voice. He immediately tells me a story from before he became a buzzed-about alt-R&B artist. A friend was playing some of his recordings at work, when a stranger walked in and said, “Who is this girl? She sounds amazing!” These days he still gets comments that rub him the wrong way. “I get a lot of double-edged compliments,” he says. “It’s the equivalent of ‘wow, you’re pretty for somebody who’s short,’” he explains. I’m not the only one that’s obsessed with his falsetto singing voice. In 2017, NPR referred to him as a

released as R.Lum.R; low-key, perfectly produced, surreal soul songs. But when he started playing music, he didn’t jump right to that. His early years as a musician were, as he describes it, him doing his “best John Mayer impression.” As a teen he fell in love with bands like Coheed and Cambria, which inspired him to play the guitar, as well as nu-metal, pop-punk and emo. He wouldn’t really explore his soul/R&B side until he started getting interested in production software Ableton. He started producing tracks on his own, and became the go-to hook guy for local rappers where he lived in Florida. But soul was always a major influence for him. It’s the first music he ever heard. His mother listened to it all the time when he was younger. “I think at my core R&B music is in my heart. I don’t think I could fake that even if I wanted to,” R.Lum.R says. “My mother wouldn’t let us listen to anything else. I didn’t know that there were other types of music until I got to Middle School and my friend showed me Linkin Park.” Originally he was playing music under the name Reggie Williams, but stumbled into a career as R.Lum.R serendipitously. He’d built some connections with folks in the music industry who asked him to demo some soul songs for other, more established artists. When they heard his demos, they wanted him to be the singer. When he started to take his career as R.Lum.R seriously, he opted to relocate to Nashville. He considered other cities like Chicago or L.A., but every other major town he could think of had their own R&B and hip-hop sound. Not Nashville, a town not in any way known for R&B. “They don’t have a tradition for the type of sound or the person like me, so I can go down there, and I can create my own lane, I can totally do my own thing, and completely fail and blow it, and just start over,” R.Lum.R says. “The first six months it wasn’t working out, but I started getting shows, and I realized that it was a developing thing.”




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WEDNESDAY 2/7 HOW TO MEDITATE WHILE THINKING For years, blissed-out yoga teachers have been telling you that in order to meditate you need to clear your mind— don’t think, just breathe. Turns out, you might be able to think about, say, what to make for dinner while meditating. Ommmmm … pizza …. ommmm. Join longtime meditation teacher Lama Lena in exploring how to calm your mind while not blocking out your precious pizza (or other) thoughts. INFO: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 10. Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz, 740 Front St. #155, Santa Cruz. 471-7883. By donation only.




ARTS OUR COMMUNITY READS—DELTA STUDENTS ART SHOW: REFLECTIONS OF ‘BORN A CRIME’ Our Community Reads continues its events for Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Come view Delta School students’ artwork in response to this witty and at times raw memoir. 6 p.m. Pizza One, 253 Center Ave., Aptos. Free.

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. WOODSTOCK’S SC PINT NIGHT When life hands you beer specials … drink up! If you’re searching for the best sudsy social scene in Santa Cruz, look no further than Woodstock’s Pizza. 9 p.m.-Midnight. Woodstock’s Pizza, 710 Front St., Santa Cruz. Free.

WINE AND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP Nothing gets those creative juices flowing like a glass of wine, right? Wine and watercolor painting are a match made in heaven, and this event will give you a little freedom to express yourself on paper. New Leaf will provide the materials and still life subject, you provide the friends and creativity. If you don’t have friends or creativity, well, this might just be the place you can get some. Reservations recommended. INFO: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Westside New Leaf Community Market. 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-1306. newleaf. com/events. $18.

ALEHOUSE NARRATIVES Come join in the alehouse tradition of sharing your personal anecdotes, poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, essays and humor, accompanied by a jazz band and a pint of fine organic ale. Write Sober. Edit Drunk. Read Buzzed. 7 p.m. Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, 402 Ingalls St. Suite 27, Santa Cruz. 425-4900 or Free.

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THURSDAY 2/8 34TH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL CONVOCATION Martin Luther King Day might be over, but February is Black History Month. In recognition of Dr. King’s legacy, the Martin Luther King convocation presents speakers to talk about equality, justice and opportunity. Previous years’ speakers include Angela Davis, Benjamin Jealous, and Alicia Garza, and this year’s speaker is UCLA and Columbia law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw (above). Crenshaw is a leading authority on civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law, and will talk about institutional oppression within marginalized communities, Dr. King’s legacy of social justice, and the continued struggle for equality. INFO: 7 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. specialevents. Free.

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MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT Open Mic Night every Wednesday in Capitola Village. Join us at the new Cork and Fork Capitola. All are welcome. Always free, always fun. Awesome wines by the glass or bottle, Discretion beer on tap, handmade pizzas and great small-plate dishes. 7 p.m. Cork and Fork, 312 Capitola Ave., Capitola. Free. WORLD HARMONY CHORUS The World Harmony Chorus is a community >34

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34th annual martin luther King Jr. memorial Convocation FEbruary 8 / 7pM Santa CrUz CiviC aUditoriUm Free admiSSion

Celebrate the life and dream of dr. martin luther King Jr. with Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law, speaking on “Harriet’s legacy: navigating intersectionality in the age of trump.”

Cupid’s Gift —Love Songs & Enchantments FEbruary 10 UC Santa CrUz mUSiC Center reCital Hall $10–$25/PerSon

Spoken/Unspoken: Forms of Resistance

traveling all the way from england to bring you the experience of falling in love—one of a beating heart and a quick smile—soprano elizabeth Hungerford will enchant you. enjoy gentle plucked strings that carry you through simple songs of romance, marked with dignified harpsichord accompaniment.

a collection of artists and activists engaged with forms of resistance. artists include Self Help Graphics, ruth-marion Baruch, laura Kina, the Guerrilla Girls, Hung liu, yolanda lopez, yoko ono, Jo Hanson, and others. Through March 17.

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Citrus Workshop for the Home Gardener and Small-Scale Grower FEbruary 11 / 9:30aM UC Santa CrUz Hay Barn $15–$40/PerSon

learn about the best varieties of citrus for the monterey Bay region; how to select and prepare a planting site; how to plant; and how to irrigate, fertilize, prune, and control pests and diseases.

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Pulitzer Prize–winning aP reporter martha mendoza (Kresge ‘88) takes you behind the scenes of ongoing investigations of human trafficking— from the discovery of a slave island to tracking boats at sea. Presented by Kresge media & Society lecture Series.

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Santa Cruz Pickwick Club SEcond SundayS oF thE Month through May / 2pM Santa CrUz mUSeUm oF art & HiStory Boardroom Free admiSSion

Join the Pickwick Club each month for conversations about 19th-century novels and guest speaker presentations to help contextualize the readings.

Film Screening and TRACTION: Art Talk FEbruary 13 / 5:30pM UC Santa CrUz, darC 108 Free admiSSion

an Opera of the World, by malian filmmaker manthia diawara, revolves around a performance of Bintou Were, a Sahel opera. interweaving interviews with archival footage, the film is a meditation on migration that led to the current refugee crisis. a talk by manthia diawara follows.

The Architectural Sensorium FEbruary 16 / 5:30pM Santa CrUz mUSeUm oF art and HiStory Free admiSSion

dr. eyal weizman of Goldsmiths, University of london, is the founder of Forensic architecture, an agency that works with activists worldwide to map conflict and human rights violations in urban battlegrounds.

Indian Classical Music Concert Series FEbruary 16 / 7:30pM UC Santa CrUz mUSiC Center reCital Hall $4–$10/PerSon

one of the premier sitarists performing today, nishat Khan carries forward the 400–year tradition of india’s most famous family of classical musicians.

The Right to REExhibition through FEbruary 12 UC Santa CrUz diGital artS reSearCH Center (darC) Free admiSSion

an exhibition by artists whose work asks how we (re)establish agency over our identities. “the right to rewrite” investigates textual self-identity, and “the right to reconstruct” explores physical identity online.

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Maitra Lecture: Nirupama Menon Rao on “Diplomacy and the Feminist Voice” FEbruary 23

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Martha Mendoza: Human Trafficking and the Seafood Industry



MONDAY 1/29-FRIDAY 3/2 CABRILLO’S ‘FINDINGS’ Two long-term Cabrillo faculty members are back from recent sabbaticals to present their research and artwork inspired from their respective trips. Dawn Nakanishi spent her time researching traditional Japanese design motifs and connections between nature and her cultural heritage. The show includes her decorative metal crafts and jewelry. Rebecca Ramos draws inspiration from Hawaiian indigenous and endemic plants and connects topics of material culture, cultural identity, ecology, and the environment in her drawings and prints. Both artists will hold individual informative demos. INFO: Exhibit runs through Friday, March 2. Reception: Thursday, Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m. Artists’ talk during reception at 7 p.m. Demo by Dawn Nakanishi: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Participatory demo with Rebecca Ramos: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Cabrillo Gallery, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 479-6308. Free.


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THURSDAY 2/8 ARTS JEWEL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘SILENT SKY’ Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer

must struggle for recognition in the man's world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. 7:30 p.m. The Colligan Theater, 1010 River St., Santa Cruz. $48/$42/$26. POETS’ CIRCLE POETRY READING SERIES Celebrate the return of the Poets’ Circle Poetry Reading Series at the Watsonville Library where prestigious and emerging poets and writers come together to share their work. Featured reader this month is local poet Lisa Allen Ortiz, author of Guide to the Exhibit and winner of the 2016 Perugia Press Prize and two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prizes. Open mic to follow. 7-9 p.m. Watsonville Library, 275 Main St. Suite 100, Watsonville. Free.

CLASSES TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FERMENTED FOODS COOKING CLASS: MISO Miso is a delicious, high-protein seasoning used daily in Japanese cuisine. Learn to make two

CALENDAR pounds of organic miso to take home and discover the different ways this probiotic ingredient can be used. Enjoy samples. With Eriko Yokoyama and Masumi Diaz of Hakouya Cooking School. 6-7:30 p.m. New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 4261306. $100.

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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.

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SUNDAY 2/11 SANTA CRUZ ANTIQUE FAIRE Your uncle’s political views may be antiquated, but some of these treasures aren’t. The antique fair brings hundreds of knick-knacks, from Victorian lace doilies to vintage AC/DC shirts. Maybe you’ll find those cowboy boots or that turquoise ring you’ve been searching everywhere for. Either way, you’re also guaranteed to find something you weren’t looking for. INFO: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Intersection of Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz. Free.

<35 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. 425-7100 or 2018 FOOD FROM THE HEART, BENEFITING MEALS ON WHEELS You’re invited to the fifth annual Food from the Heart event, benefiting Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County. This Valentine’s Day themed event will feature a tasting room by local vendors, catered lunch, live music, a live auction featuring date-night packages, and our annual Sweetheart Award presentation. This event is the primary fundraiser to support the important work of Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County. 11:30 a.m. Chaminade Resort and Spa, 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz. 688-8840 ext. 205. $550/$60. NIGHT MARKET It’s time for our monthly Night Market. Held on the second Friday of every month. Come out for this deliciously exciting evening of local food, craft cocktails and live music, all with about a dozen different food vendors. 4-9 p.m. Santa Cruz Food Lounge, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. facebook. com/events/207257569843322/. Free.

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SATURDAY 2/10 ARTS SENSATION: AN EVENING OF SENSORY EXPLORATION Look. Smell. Listen. Taste. Feel. Explore the natural history of our senses through an evening of sensory exploration at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. 21 and up. 7-9 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 1305 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 420-6115 or >38 $12.














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CALENDAR <36 ART IN THE LIBRARY RECEPTION ‘CONNECTING WITH THE WORLD’ Art in the Library is delighted to present a new installation of work by local photographer Mark Overgaard. The installation “Connecting with the World” presents remarkable images of wildlife and cultures. The Installation runs through March. 3-5 p.m. Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. Free. FILM SERIES AT THE APTOS LIBRARY PRESENTS ‘BLAZING SADDLES’ Our Community Reads continues to celebrate Born a Crime by Trevor Noah with the film showing of Blazing Saddles, the 1974 satirical Western comedy by Mel Brooks. Film expert and educator Mark Hull will introduce the film. 3 p.m. Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos. friendsofaptoslibrary. org. Free.



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. or akeller@ 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 Bonny Doon, North Coast, UCSC Campus and is a short trip from downtown. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mission Street and Western Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-0566. BREAKSIDE BREWERY AT THE BEACH Who doesn’t love beer near the beach? Oregon’s Breakside Brewery crew is celebrating its regional launch in Santa Cruz at the Beer Thirty beer garden. Bring some food, your pups, and thirst for some good beer. It’s going to be a great turnout. Ages 21 and up. Beer Thirty, 2504 S. Main St., Soquel. 1 p.m. 477-9967. LORETTA (RALPH) TABAG’S FUNDRAISER This event is to support Loretta and her family during her time of need. Loretta is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and recently underwent surgery to have her spleen removed. The event will have live music from the Apple City Slough Band

as well as a raffle. The prizes include gift certificates to Corralitos Brewery and Sushi Qu, as well as gift baskets. 7 p.m. Appleton Grill and Event Lounge, 410 Rodriguez St., Watsonville. 840-1300 or Donation/$10.

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

OUTDOOR EXPLORING THE SAN LORENZO RIVER The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to birds and bugs, fish and funghi, you and me! Explore the river ecosystem during the second annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River series hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and the Coastal Watershed Council. 10 a.m.-Noon. 8500 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond. 420-6115 or Free.

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 2/11 ARTS DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ ANTIQUE FAIR The Santa Cruz Antique Faire is on the second Sunday of every month. Vendors offer an eclectic blend of antiques and unique items, vintage clothing, collectibles and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Farmers Market, Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz. Free. WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART? Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services and the Museum of Art and History present “What’s In Your Heart?” a special family Valentine’s Day art event for Jacob’s Heart families and

the entire Santa Cruz Community.Create your very own “What’s In Your Heart?” drawing or painting, and have your finished art displayed at the MAH throughout the event. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Free.

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

OUTDOOR CITY OF WATSONVILLE NATURE WALKS Guided exploration walk in the wetlands. Meet at the Nature Center. Binoculars provided. Weather permitting. 1:30 p.m. City of Watsonville Nature Center, 30 Harkins SLough Road, Watsonville. Free.

MONDAY 2/12 ARTS POETRY OPEN MIC A project of the Legendary Collective, the weekly Santa Cruz Word Church poetry open mic is a community of local writers who recognize the power of spoken word. They gather every Monday for a community writing workshop, then host a 15-slot open mic followed by a different featured poet each week. 4 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Free. GABBY RIVERA AT UCSC: INSPIRING RADICAL CREATIVITY We are excited to host the amazing writer, speaker, queer Latinx storyteller Gabby Rivera at UC Santa Cruz! Gabby will be speaking about Inspiring Radical Creativity: Empowering Young, Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories. There will be a reception to follow the event. 6 p.m. Merrill College, 200 McLaughlin Drive, Santa Cruz. Free.


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FOOD & WINE TACOS AND TRIVIA TUESDAY Did you know we make our own tacos now on Tuesdays? They are seriously bomb. They won’t break the bank and neither will the 20-ounce beer. Don’t be afraid to join us for some trivia. 4-8 p.m. New Bohemia Brewing Company, 1030 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. 350-0253 or

MUSIC YOU KNEW ME WHEN You Knew Me When is a husband-and-wife duo Cie and Karisa Hoover playing indie-rock. Their original music is a fusion of folk and rock that features some gorgeous vocal harmonies and sweet instrumentation. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse, 1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. davenportroadhouse. com. Free.

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Many professional musicians get their start in high school music programs. For Santa Cruz high schoolers with an interest in jazz, they can aspire toward the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, which is open to all high school kids in the county. Most of its members are also in their own high school jazz band; this is an honor program that features the best of the best. This year’s 10-member honor band performs at the Crepe Place on Feb. 7.



Every September, the band holds auditions. Kids can re-audition every year and make it in multiple times in their high school career, but they have to keep their chops up if they want to do that.


“Incumbency does not guarantee you a seat the next year,” says director Terrel Eaton.

In 2013, Arizona reggae-rock-Latin band Fayuca released a video for their song “Por Que Seguir,” which included some powerful images of government oppression, and the band playing music to the people while wearing Mexican wrestling masks. There’s a lot to unpack there in terms of its message—and musically, it’s nearly as complex. The song cycles through some ska, punk, reggae, and has a cumbia breakdown. In the more than a decade that these guys have been playing music, they’ve always kept it diverse, with their lyrics in Spanish and English. AC

He has the kids play primarily post-bop jazz tunes from the ’60s, meaning focusing on the music of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and other artists from that era. Going through this program, Eaton says that by the time it’s over in May, he notices a big improvement with the kids. “In a high school band program you have some kids that are really good, and some kids not so much. This is everybody’s at a high level. I think they appreciate that,” Eaton says. “If the guy next to you is playing really good, there’s a little bit of competition, there’s a little bit of inspiration involved. It’s just a higher level than most of them get to experience.” AARON CARNES

INFO: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $5. 429-6994.



INFO: 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $8/adv, $12/door. 479-1854.


SCOTT COOPER For years, Scott Cooper has given Santa Cruz an eclectic mix of blues, rock and soul jams, playing everything from original songs (including KPIG-approved fan favorites like “Ghost of La Honda” and “Save Your

Love For Me”) to the Grateful Dead covers of his China Cats project. This week, Cooper and his Barrelmakers will deliver a culmination of sound with their CD release party at Michael’s On Main. MAT WEIR INFO: 7:30 p.m. Michael’s On Main, 2591 S. Main St., Soquel. $8/adv, $10/door. 479-9777.



In the right hands, the Hammond B-3 organ is a fearsome beast, a ferocious monster that can snarl and sing, growl, shout, whisper and sigh. Over the past two decades, Pat Bianchi has earned renown as a particularly adept beastmaster, paying old-school organ dues with guitar great Pat Martino and NEA Jazz Master alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson while stretching into new territory with vibraphonist Joe Locke. Concluding a series of gigs around the region, he plays Santa Cruz with a trio featuring veteran guitarist Paul Bollenback, who’s toured and recorded extensively with B-3 star Joey DeFrancesco, and rising Canadian drummer Sanah Kadoura. ANDREW GILBERT

Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn has been a presence on the pop music landscape for the last 40 years. His musical style has elements of jazz, folk and rock and his impressive output includes 30 albums. But Cockburn is known as much for his social consciousness as for his musical style. A committed activist whose passions include human rights, the environment, politics, and spirituality, Cockburn has worked with a number of organizations, including Oxfam, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, as well as Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders. Some of his most powerful songs are “Mines of Mozambique,” “If I Had a Rocket Launcher,” and “If a Tree Falls.” As he has said, “We can’t settle for things as they are. If you don’t tackle the problems, they’re going to get worse.” CAT JOHNSON

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

INFO: 8 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $30/gen, $45/gold. 423-8209.








INFO: 8 p.m. Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. $65-$105. 420-5260.


TRIBAL SEEDS A favorite of music lovers in the band’s native San Diego, Tribal Seeds is California reggae at its finest: sun-soaked, mellow vibe, spiritual

and whatever you do, don’t bump his album when you’re driving home late at night from the club. But do go to this show and watch how he magically sweeps his guitar with fingers to create the sound of angels. AC

INFO: 8 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $27/adv, $30/door. 423-1338.


INFO: 7 p.m. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $20/adv, $25/door. 335-2800.



ED GERHARD Guitarist Ed Gerhard is known for his unique acoustic finger-picking style, which creates what can best be described as “the sound of rainbows gently caressing your earlobes.” Or a fancier person might say that he creates a “guitar voice” and literally sings with each string he plucks. He certainly creates fantastic tone that will have you dreaming of pink fluffy sheep spiraling around your forehead in slow motion. It makes for great background music at the dentist,

MIKE GORDON Way back in 1983, Trey Anastasio, Jeff Holdsworth, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman, four students at the University of Vermont, formed Phish. The band would go on to become a defining band of the contemporary jamband scene, with its inimitable fusion of prog rock, psych, folk, country, jazz, blues and pop music. In 2003, bassist Gordon, who also plays banjo, piano and guitar, launched a solo side-project dubbed Mike Gordon. This Monday, he and his ace band bring the show to the Catalyst. CJ INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $22/adv, $25/door. 423-1338.

INFO: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-25. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $22. 423-8209. WANT TO GO? Go to before 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 to find out how you could win four tickets to the festival.


Swing, surf and punk. Friday at Crepe Place TAYLOR RAE & JESSE DANIEL

Local roots music standouts. Saturday at Michael’s on Main J BOOG

Reggae, R&B, hip-hop and rock. Sunday at Catalyst SCOTT PEMBERTON BAND

Roots rock out of Oregon. Sunday at Moe’s Alley HOT ROUX

Louisiana blues and swamp rock. Tuesday at Don Quixote’s


Nothing like watching a couple of old songwriters on the porch, picking their acoustic guitars and telling stories about the way things used to be. Well, the Civic Auditorium is hardly the front porch, but otherwise that’s kind of what you get when you stick Americana legends Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen on its stage together. The duo will share the evening with nothing but a couple chairs, acoustic guitars, and their razor-sharp wit. AC

leanings, Jamaican inflections and a one-love approach to life and making music. This Friday and Saturday, the award-winning band that’s been holding down West Coast reggae since 2005, led by brothers Steve Jacobo on vocals and Tony-Ray Jacobo on production duties, swings through Santa Cruz. Also on the bill: The Original Wailers and the Expanders. MW

Each year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival rolls through Santa Cruz on a World Tour designed to “ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel.” Boasting exhilarating films from around the world, the festival takes audiences on journeys into whitewater rapids, the highest mountain peaks, rarely-seen remote locations and more, to provide vicarious white-knuckle thrills from action and adventure athletes. This year’s films are showing in 400 communities around the world, including the Rio Theatre.


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Blue Summit Free 6:30-9:30p Retro Game Night/ Super MadNES 7p

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Saturday February 10th 9pm $25/30 Jamaican Reggae Legend


ABBOTT SQUARE MARKET 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz

Al Frisby 6-8p

Adam Jodorowsky (France) 8p

Broken Shades 6-8p

Raoul w/ Rusty Zinn & Kedar Roy 6-8p

Lloyd Whitely 1p Little Jonny Lawton Blues Mechanics 6-8p 6-8p

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Comedy Night, 80s Night, Safety Dance Free 8:30p

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Virgil Thrasher & Blind Rick 6-8p

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Cosmic Reef Temple, The Box (Goth Night) Swamp Witch, Letharia 9p $5 9p

Post Punk Night 9p

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Wednesdays Unplugged The Late Breaks 9p-2a Free 7p

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Karaoke with Ed Greene 9p

Comedy Night 9p

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Bike Night Return to Nagoya Free 8p

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Sunday February 11th 9pm $10/15

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Kanzi Free 8p

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Swing Dance $5 5:30p The Lab Cats Retrograde Soul Free 8p Free 8p

SC Jazz Society Free 3:30p

Pool Free 8p

Comedy w/ Shwa Free 8p


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Sunday February 11th 4pm $15/20 Afternoon Blues Series

CHRIS CAIN Portland Roots Rocker Returns

Thursday February 15th 8pm $10/13 Americana Favorite With Live Band


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The Expendables $22/$25 7p G Perico $15 8:30p

Singer/Songwriter Showcase 9p-12:30a

Karaoke 9-12:30a

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Tribal Seeds $27-$30 7p

Tribal Seeds $27-$30 7p

J Boog $30/$35 7p

Emo Night Brooklyn $12/$15 8:30p

R.LUM.R $13/$15 8:30p

Exmag $12/$15 8:30p

Mike Gordon $22/$25 8p YBN Nahmir $18 8:30p

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CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

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Paperback Ryders Free 7-10p

SkyPark $5 8:30p

Van Goat, Fulminante $10 9p

Kevin Seconds, Russ Rankin $8/$10 9p

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Live Comedy $7 9p

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McCoy Tyler w/ AJ Lee & A Songwriters’ Night ft. Jesse Fichman Joshua Lowe & more Free 7:15p Free 6:30-8:30p

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Hot Roux $15 7:30p

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COME FLY WITH ME - THE SONGS OF FRANK SINATRA Tickets: Sunday, February 11 • 8 pm


Roadhouse Karaoke Free 8p White Ensemble “Unplugged” $25-$35 8p

Come Fly w/ Me: Songs of Frank Sinatra $20/$25 8p

TUCK & PATTI A Valentine’s Day tradition with a beloved guitar/vocal duo. Thursday, February 15 • 7 pm

Flingo Free 7:30p Pat Bianchi Organ Trio ft. Paul Bollenback $20/$25 7p


Wednesday, February 14 • 7:30 pm

Touch’d Too Much $15 7:30p

KUUMBWA JAZZ 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Friday, February 9 • 8 pm

Saturday, February 10 • 8 pm Funk Night ft. 7 Come 11 $6 9p

Esoteric Collective Free 6-9p

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Paul Logan Free 3-6p KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

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PAT BIANCHI ORGAN TRIO FEAT. PAUL BOLLENBACK Hammond organ trio with guitarist Bollenback.

White Ensemble “Unplugged” $25-$35 8p

OAKLAND > NOLA All-star ensemble pays homage to two of America’s musical cities: Oakland & New Orleans 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Friday, February 16 • 7:30 pm

FRED EAGLESMITH DUO Tickets: Saturday, February 17 • 8:30 pm

SIN SISTERS BURLESQUE Tickets: Sunday, February 18 • 7:30 pm

JIMMIE DALE GILMORE & DAVE ALVIN Tickets: Monday, February 19 • 7 pm Feb 16

Dave Davies of The Kinks 8pm Mar 3

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018 7pm

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Whose Live Anyway? 8pm Apr 7

Jonny Lang 8pm Apr 8

Arlo Guthrie 8pm Apr 20

Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up 2018 8pm Apr 27

The Wailers 8pm May 11

Rufus Wainwright 8pm May 17

“Weird Al” Yankovic with Special Guest Emo Philips 8pm

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KNOWER Blending contemporary electronic music with jazz and funk sensibility. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Saturday, February 24 • 7:30 pm


Monday, February 26 • 7:30 pm

LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON Inventive and heartfelt interpretations of iconic rock and pop material.

AT THE RIO THEATRE Wednesday, February 28 • 7:30 pm

MILES ELECTRIC BAND An all-star ensemble revisiting the repertoire from Miles Davis’ iconic electric period. AT THE RIO THEATRE

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Ed Gerhard Grammy Award-Winning Acoustic Guitarist

$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent 7pm

Hot Roux Louisiana Swamp Rock $15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+ 7:30pm

Front Country

Forging a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future

$12 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21+ 7:30pm Fri Feb 16

Sat Feb 17

Saqi + KR3TURE + Driftr Live Acoustic + Electronic Dance Music Featuring Live Horns, Guitar and MCs

Fri Feb 23

Sat Feb 24


The China Cats






Grateful Sundays Free 5:30p

MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz

Rev. Stephan Sams Free 6p

Jimmy Dewrance Free 6p

Lloyd Whitley Free 6p

Al Frisby 1p Gil De Leon Trio Free 6p

A.C. Myles Free 6p

Fayuca & Qiensave $8/$12 8:30p

Broken English & DJ Chilango $7/$10 8p

Junior Reid, Yung JR, Juju Reid & more $25/$30 8p

Chris Cain $15/$20 3p Scott Pemberton Band $10/$15 8:30p

Libation Lab w/ Syntax 9:30p-1:30a

D-ROC 9:30p

Adam Cova 9:30p

Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p

Ziggy Tarr Free 7p

Rola-J Free 7p

Native Hollow Free 5p

Vinny Johnson 2p

Billy Martini 2p

MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Hi Ya! By Little John 9:30p

NEW BOHEMIA BREWERY 1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 99 BOTTLES 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz

Trivia 8p

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

Presented by (((folkYEAH!))) $15 adv./$18 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm


Taylor Rae & Jesse Daniel $10/$12 8p

Tom Russell

Langhorne Slim


Jazz the Dog Free 5p Grandpa’s Chili & Levi Jack $18/$20 8p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

$35 adv./$35 door seated <21 w/parent 7:30pm


Scott Cooper & the Barrelmakers $8/$10 7:30p

Legendary Bay Area R&B Band CD Release “Folk Hotel”


Ménage $12/$15 7:30p

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

Pride & Joy


MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+ 9:00pm

$20 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Thu Feb 22


Broken Shades Free 6p



Blues Mechanics Free 6p

Hip-Hop w/ DJ Marc 9:30p

Bear Market Riot Free 10p-12a Alex Lucero 6p

Open Mic 8-11p

Open Mic 4 -7p

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night 8p

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

Toby Gray & Friends 6:30p

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Moshe Vilozny & Friends 6:30p

Traditional Hawaiian Music 6:30p

Featured Acoustic Hits 12:30 & 6:30p

Bruce Cockburn $30/$45 8p

A Valentine for Wallace Baine $10 7:30p

Featured Acoustic Hits 12:30 & 6:30p

Audition Night 6:30p

African Music Adama & Mabanza 6:30p

Powerhouse Grateful Dead Tribute

$15 adv./$18 door Dance – ages 21+ 9pm Thu Mar 1

Big Youth

Roots Reggae Sensation, Live and Direct $20 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm

Sat Mar 3

Foreverland Electrifying 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-429-4135

$25 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Sun Mar 4

Amelia White

East Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter

$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent 7pm Tue Mar 6

Thu Mar 8


Fri Mar 9


The Mammals – Carrying on

the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie

Presented with Snazzy Productions $15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent 7:30pm

Altan - Traditional Irish Band

Presented with Snazzy Productions $30 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent 8pm

Zeppelin Live

The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Sat Mar 10

Papa’s Bag

The Ultimate James Brown Experience $15 adv./$20 door Dance - ages 21+ 8PM

Thu Mar 15

California Kind

Monster Jam Band Featuring Katie Skene, Pete Sears & Barry Sless

$15 adv./$18 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Fri Mar 16

Locomotive Breath w/Spun Classic Rock and then some!

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm COMIN G RIGH T U P

Sat. Mar. 17 Molly’s Revenge Sun. Mar. 18 John Brothers Piano Company Thu. Mar. 22 Mary Gauthier Fri. Mar. 23 The Contribution Sun. Mar. 25 Kalani Pe’a Fri. Mar. 30 The Joint Chiefs w/Alex Lucero & Live Again Sat. Mar. 31 Aja Vu/Steelin’ Chicago Wed. Apr. 4 R. Carlos Nakai Thu. Apr. 5 Jack Tempchin Tickets Now Online at Rockin'Church Service Every Sunday ELEVATION at 10am-11:15am

Wednesday, February 7 • Ages 16+


Thursday, Feb. 8 Ages 16+


Friday & Saturday, Feb. 9 & 10 • Ages 16+

110 Monterey Avenue, Capitola Village

TRIBAL SEEDS Friday, February 9 • Ages 16+


with Ryan Key

Saturday, February 10 • Ages 16+


plus Gibbz

Sunday, February 11 • Ages 16+



7-10pm Starting February 13th Free and open to everyone registration starts at 6pm

Jesse Royal

For contest rules, raffle tickets, information & registration, contact Mars Studio.

Sunday, February 11 • Ages 18+ EXMAG Monday, February 12 • Ages 16+

MIKE GORDON Tuesday, February 13 • Ages 16+

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Feb 17 Dr. Octagon (Ages 16+) Feb 18 Mø & Cashmere Cat (Ages 16+) Feb 20 Datsik/ Space Jesus (Ages 18+) Feb 22 Shooter Jennings (Ages 16+) Feb 23 The Frights (Ages 16+) Feb 24 Hari Kondabolu (Ages 16+) Feb 25 Ty Dolla $ign (Ages 16+) Feb 26 Gogol Bordello (Ages 16+) Mar 2 Yung Pinch (Ages 16+) Mar 4 Molotov (Ages 21+) Mar 8 Badfish, A Tribute To Sublime (Ages 16+) Mar 9 Andre Nickatina (Ages 16+) Mar 10 Shoreline Mafia (Ages 16+) Mar 11 The Psychedlic Furs (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


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Guitar Works

Wed. Ménage w/ Patti Maxine Feb 7 Swinging Americana 7:30 $12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent Thu Feb 8 7:30

Scott Cooper & The Barrelmakers

Scott of the China Cats $8 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Fri Jazz The Dog Feb 9 5:00 HAPPY HOUR NO COVER Fri Grampa’s Chili plus Levi Jack Feb 9 Rockin’ Jams & Unbridled Joy 8:00 $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 + Sat Feb 10 8:00

KPIG Valenswine Lovefest Taylor Rae plus Jesse Daniel Rafter Shakin’ Honky Tonk $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Sun Grateful Sunday Feb 11 Grateful Dead Tunes NO COVER 5:30 Wed Special Valentine’s Dinner Feb 14 View the menu on our website

COMING UP Thu Feb 15 Open the Door for Three High-octane Irish Trio Fri Feb 16 Wheelhouse Chinese New Year’s G. Dead Celebration Sat Feb 17 Joint Chiefs Funk & R&B Wed Feb 21 Shakey Zimmerman Unplugged Songs of B. Dylan & N. Young

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Comedy Night 9p

THE SAND BAR 211 Esplanade, Capitola

Karaoke w/ Eve 7-11p







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SANDERLINGS 1 Seascape Resort, Aptos

Steven Walters & Bob Burnett 7:30-10:30p

Yuji Tojo & Mike Shannon 7:30-10:30p

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright, Santa Cruz

Isis & the Cold Truth 6:30p

Don Karuth Open Jam 7-11p

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

Don McCaslin & the Amazing Jazz Geezers 6-9:30p

Fishhook 8-11:30p

Moondance 8-11:30p

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

Ken Constable 6:30-9:30p

Joe Ferrara 6:30-10p

Claudio Melega 7-10p

Jeff Blackburn Free 5-8p

Jade Free 5-8p

Dave Muldawer 5:30p

Toby Gray 5:30p

STEEL BONNET 20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley

AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman 5:30p

UGLY MUG 4640 Soquel Ave, Soquel

Alex Lucero Open Jam 7-11p

The Quitters, Michael McNevin $15/$18 7:30p

WHALE CITY BAKERY 490 Highway 1, Davenport YOUR PLACE 1719 Mission St, Santa Cruz






Open Mic 7:30p Rumble Steelskin 8p-12a

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


Alex Lucero 7-11p

Open Mic w/ Steven David 5:30p

Yuji & Jimmy Jackson 6-9p Ziggy Tarr 6-8p

Willy Bacon 7:30-8:30p

ZELDA’S 203 Esplanade, Capitola

Ziggy Tarr 7-9p

Ziggy Tarr 11a-1p

Matt Masih & the Messengers 9:30p

Wavelength 9:30p

Upcoming Shows

FEB 09 Bruce Cockburn FEB 10 A Valentine for Wallace Baine FEB 14 Laura Love Duo FEB 17 Caravan of Glam FEB 20 Beatles vs Stones FEB 22-25 Banff Mountain Film Festival FEB 26 Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton FEB 27 David Rawlings FEB 28 Miles Electric Band MAR 03 MAR 05 MAR 09 MAR 10 MAR 13

Journey Unauthorized Squirrel Nut Zippers Film: Dirtbag Rob Bell 2018 Gail Rich Awards

APR 06 APR 07 APR 12 APR 14 APR 17 APR 18 APR 20

Anthony Jeselnik Al Jardine Jon Foreman Postmodern Jukebox Dixie Dregs Los Lonely Boys House of Floyd

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HOUSE GHOSTS Helen Mirren plays Sarah Winchester in the Spierig Brothers’ ‘Winchester.’


Rifle heiress’ house stars in so-so ‘Winchester’ BY LISA JENSEN



o guns kill people, or do people kill people? What if it’s the people who make guns who kill people? That’s the theory proposed by a houseful of angry ghosts, victims of gun violence all, in the new chiller, Winchester. And, yes, the house in question is the fabled Winchester Mystery House, right in our own backyard. Most of us know something of the true story of heiress Sarah Winchester, and the nutball Victorian mansion she had built on the outskirts of San Jose around the turn of the last century. She famously claimed the house—with its confusing maze of rooms, staircases leading nowhere, and abrupt dead ends—was built for the thousands of people killed by the deadly Winchester Repeating Rifle, the foundation of her

own vast fortune. Work continued around the clock, for decades, as a memorial to, or possibly penance for, those lost lives. There’s a compelling psychological thriller to be made of Sarah Winchester’s obsessive compulsion. It could easily be as creepy as the 1961 horror classic The Haunting, in which the only thing to fear was fear itself—and that was plenty! And the participation of the great Helen Mirren as Sarah is even more promising. But co-directors the Spierig Brothers (Jigsaw), who wrote the script with Tom Vaughan, settle for a fairly routine, living-vs.-dead haunted house spooker (albeit in Masterpiece Theatre clothing). The story begins in 1906. Protagonist Dr. Eric Price (Jason

Clarke) is a psychoanalyst who believes the mind plays tricks with perception, and refuses to believes anything he can’t see. He’s also a laudanum addict still grieving after the recent death of his beloved wife. Hired by the Board of Directors of the Winchester Rifle Company to evaluate their boss, Sarah Winchester (they’re hoping to get her declared crazy so they can take over the business), Price journeys by stagecoach from his home in San Francisco down to San Jose to spend a week in the Winchester House. He’s greeted not by the lady of the house, but her disapproving niece, Marion (Sarah Snook). (Demonic child alert: Marion has a young son, Henry (Finn SciclunaO’Prey), prone to strange interludes

of sleepwalking.) Work crews surround the house, in the yard and up on scaffolding, sawing lumber and fitting boards constantly, day and night, and the bell in its tower clangs every midnight. Cupboards conceal secret doorways, and entire hallways are bordered by doors bolted shut from the outside. The mistress of the manor, Sarah, herself (Mirren), swans around in perpetual mourning, under a black lace veil. But she doesn’t seem crazy to Price; she’s sharp and articulate, even though she speaks of creating a sanctuary for the spirits of the dead, while keeping the more “unruly spirits” locked away. And while we see her in a trance-like state one night, making automatic architectural drawings, she herself is not a mouthpiece or conduit for the ghosts—her life is in just as much jeopardy as everyone else’s when the scary stuff begins. Here’s where things could get deliciously creepy—is Sarah’s own psyche causing all of the weird phenomena? Is it all just illusions of the mind, as Price at first believes? And how does his personal history factor into it all? (Rather nicely, actually, in the one subplot that provides an element of intrigue.) But soon enough, it all devolves into a conventional ghost story with one particularly vengeful spirit as the designated villain. The focus of the story turns to defeating this one spirit, at the expense of anything more psychologically complex. Along these lines, the scares are pretty predictable. Creepy faces pop out of the dark. Strange murmurings and sobbing emanate from a panel of speaking tubes that connect the rooms. And as soon as a display case of rifles is wheeled into a newly completed room, you know there’s going to be target practice before long. There’s a vibe of earnest, eerie elegance about it all, but the whole construction never rises above the ordinary. WINCHESTER **1/2 (out of four) With Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, and Sarah Snook. Written by Tom Vaughan and The Spierig Brothers. Directed by The Spierig Brothers. A Lionsgate release. Rated PG-13) 99 minutes.


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FILM NEW THIS WEEK THE 15:17 TO PARIS The people who actually foiled the real-life terrorist plot depicted in this thriller agreed to star in it. Judging from the trailer, director Clint Eastwood basically turned their story into an advertisement for the army. *face palm* Starring Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Jenna Fischer (she didn’t foil terrorists, though). (PG13) 94 minutes. FIFTY SHADES FREED And now, the long-awaited third and final chapter of the Fifty Shades trilogy. So many questions to be answered like: Do these two supposedly kinky people actually know any position other than missionary? Does Christian’s much-ballyhooed taste for “punishment” extend beyond giving Anastasia six whole spanks? Find out in this film! Maybe! Directed by James Foley. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. (R) 105 minutes.


OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS Every year, the Nick puts the full program of short films nominated for Academy Awards into rotation. There are separate showings for the two different categories, liveaction and animated.


THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (MIDNIGHTS AT THE DEL MAR): I love most of Rocky’s songs, but I never understood the line in “Science Fiction Double Feature”: “See androids fighting Brad and Janet,” since there are no androids in the movie. It only just now occurred to me that maybe there’s a comma in there: “See androids fighting, Brad and Janet.” Like those are two things you could see in two separate movies at a science-fiction double feature? Ahhhh I don’t get it! Anyway, Slugs in FIshnets will be performing live at the screenings on both Friday and Saturday nights. (R) 100 minutes. CONTINUING EVENT: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MOVIES Film buffs are invited Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. to downtown Santa Cruz, where each week

the group discusses a different current release. For location and discussion topic, go to https://

NOW PLAYING 12 STRONG Based on Dough Stanton’s nonfiction book Horse Soldiers, this war drama follows a group of soldiers sent to Afghanistan to destabilize the Taliban after 9/11. Guess how many soldiers there are? Wrong! 12. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, and nine other guys. (R) 130 minutes. ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Who doesn’t love a Christmas kidnapping movie? That’s exactly what this latest film from director Ridley Scott is, telling the true story of how billionaire John Paul Getty balked at paying ransom money to the men who kidnapped his grandson in the 1970s. Perversely, it’s gotten a buzz bump from the fact that one of its central performances—Christopher Plummer as the elder Getty—was recast mid-production after original actor Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault, requiring Spacey’s scenes to be reshot. Co-starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Timothy Hutton. (R) 132 minutes. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Scripted by the great James Ivory (veteran director of classics like A Room With a View and Howard’s End), from a 2007 novel by Italian-American writer André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name follows the relationship between the 17-year-old son of a globe-trotting academic, and the 24-year-old American grad student hired as his father’s research assistant. Evolving over six weeks of a hot, lazy, Italian summer in 1983, the story explores physical attraction, yearning, and romantic attachment in ways viewers of all sexual orientations can understand. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring Timothée

Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. (R) 132 minutes. (LJ) COCO Prepare for kids everywhere to go Day-of-the-Dead crazy with the release of this muchanticipated Pixar film about a boy named Miguel whose family secrets and dreams of becoming a musician lead him to the Land of the Dead. Lee Unkrich directs. Featuring the voices of Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal. (PG-13) 109 minutes. DARKEST HOUR Just a few years ago, Hollywood trade mags were asking “What’s wrong with Gary Oldman?” after he gave a rambling, profanity-laced interview to Playboy magazine in which he defended Mel Gibson’s anti-semitism and whined about Obama’s supposedly terrible presidency. He then went on the expected apology tour, and here he is playing Winston Churchill in an Oscar-bit World War II movie. Take note, crazy-saying Matt Damon! Luckily, perhaps, avowed libertarian Oldman is unrecognizable in makeup as celebrated reformist Churchill, as director Joe Wright traces the critical decisions Churchill made immediately upon becoming prime minister, ending Britain’s strategy of Nazi appeasement and taking a stand against Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn and Lily James costar. (PG-13) 127 minutes. DEN OF THIEVES Are there enough C-level action movies in the world to keep Gerard Butler working in Hollywood until he can collect Social Security? Yes, says the new film Den of Thieves! In this one, the best bank robbers in L.A. have to fight the best cops in L.A. That is seriously the plot. I totally thought of this movie when I was 6 years old; the only difference is that I phrased it something like “and then the super-duperpowerful bad men fight the superduper strongest good guys.” Oh, and no one gave me millions of dollars to make it. Directed by

Christian Gudegast. Co-starring Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackon, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Dawn Olivieri. (R) 140 minutes. (SP) I, TONYA Craig Gillespie directs this often raucously entertaining fact-based fiction film that purports to be a documentary detailing the tragi-comic incidents of Tonya Harding's early life and public career. The story is told from a variety of perspectives as the plucky competitor who was the first American woman ever to stick a triple axel in competition evolves into the most reviled woman in the world. Along the way, they generate a surprising amount of sympathy for the human being at the center of all that notoriety. Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, and Caitlin Carver. (R) 119 minutes. (LJ) LADY BIRD With Lady Bird, writerdirector Greta Gerwig delivers a wry but warm-hearted portrait of family, home, and dreams in modern America. The family in question is not dysfunctional in any clichéd movie comedy way, but Gerwig captures the gulf of potential calamity in the fractious relationship between a high-school senior (Saoirse Ronan) and her loving, but harried mom (Laurie Metcalf). As in most motherdaughter relationships, one false move or the wrong word might set either one of them off as they try to navigate the minefield of what they think or feel, and their ability (or not) to express it. Odeya Rush and Jake McDorman co-star. (R) 93 minutes. PADDINGTON 2 People seemed to like the 2014 adaptation of the popular children’s book, so you better believe there’s a sequel! At the center of the story once again is the (mostly) CGI bear, who can talk and live with humans. This time, he gets to solve a mystery— finally, something realistic! I was beginning to feel like bears were being misrepresented by this series. Directed by Paul King. Starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville. (PG) 103 minutes.

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e used our January birthdays as an excuse to enjoy a long-overdue dinner at La Posta, culinary star of the Seabright. Warm service, great neighborhood vibes, and that astonishing housemade bread helped build a memorable dining experience. The setting is always a crucial element in restaurant dining, but in this case the food itself went supernova. Simply put: I would gladly consume the very same dinner created by chef Katherine Stern sitting in the parking lot of a truck stop. It was the most

satisfying meal we’ve ever had at this never-better landmark. The bread (my favorite is the dark walnuty variety, while Jack prefers the sourdough) with a reckless slathering of butter kept us company throughout. The Mt. Lassen trout ($28) with braised chard was quickly claimed by my companion, and I—hungry for pasta—ordered the pappardelle with milk-braised pork ($21). We bypassed appetizers, which took tons of restraint, because we wanted to share a dessert. Our wines reminded us of the whole point of this Italianate menu. Frank’s La Ca’Nova Langhe Nebbiolo

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Making banana cream pie, using eggs from the chickens in her backyard and organic cream from the creamery. The mother is dying and she asked her daughter for a banana cream pie with graham cracker crust. The mother later told the daughter, “It’s almost over, four days now." Banana cream pie, pie of the 1950s. The daughter had never made this pie before. She read different recipes, combined several, didn’t go to work that day. She made the pie at a friend’s house. She made two pies. One for her children, the other for her mother. The daughter took one of the pies to the mother. The family midwife, knowing how to tend to the living and the dying, was there with the mother. The daughter had her mother moved to a private room. And all these people came to visit. It became a party. And everyone

ARIES Mar21–Apr20 You become more attractive and charming and needed in the groups you participate in. The “edge” you carry, is your heart on your sleeve, filled with unexpected feelings, diplomatic abilities, magnetic attraction, and keeping-the-peace responses. Participate in art, theater and dance, gather ancient artifacts and music. Tend to and care for all parts of the self. Cooperate more.

TAURUS Apr21–May21 You’re most likely in retreat, seen in meadows, on farms, but often not in crowds. Taurus is not very urbanized. A good thing. They are private, expressing love behind protective veils (behind doors), in the quietude of home(s). Venus is your intelligence used in the world where great need calls. Taurus is either the singer or the one who can’t sing. Both express themselves.


Love your partner with all your heart and Soul. Create deeper intimacy through praise and appreciation. This heals and brings forth unexpected gifts in the relationship. Be intentionally willing to compromise, adapt and make peace. If single apply these to friends and family. Everything becomes your relationship.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 You have a special task in the coming months. To create and anchor a true (not only outer) harmony in all environments—from work to home to yard to garden to garage to car. Organizing outer harmony will create an inner sense of joy and pleasure. Being successful now means being cooperative, instilling in everyone a team spirit, and having the willingness to understand and serve the needs of others. Try.

GEMINI May 22–June 20


You think about hopes, dreams and wishes, joining or forming a group of spiritual friends who share your same (esoteric) interests. This would make you happy (your personality) and joyful (Soul response). Venus, whose light protects you, assists in this endeavor. It would be good to make more contact with Venus, waiting patiently to hear your aspirations. Is there sadness? What is it?

You become more charming, playful and dramatic. Even your choice of music, play, friends and food reflects this. Are children around? They will reflect this also, especially the dramatic parts. Your self-expression enters a Venusian (soft, loving, romantic) phase of creativity. There’s so much to be cheerful about. So much fun to have. So many dramatic situations to enter! So much love to share.

CANCER Jun21–Jul20


talked, laughed and tasted the pie. And the mother, eating one bite of the pie said to her daughter, “That’s good.” Now, the daughter thought, our family has a ritual. Making banana cream pie at the end of life. And things are getting accomplished in this long labor into death. The daughter said she remembers being close to her mother when she was little, under hippie tapestries and pillows. The mother, born Aquarius (Feb. 17) died four days after her taste of the pie. Dying in Aquarius, she will return in Aquarius. Ohm Mani Padme Hum. The mother is doing her 49-days Bardos (transition between Earth and Heaven) work now, walking toward the Light. A job well done. Her “watch” now over. Ohm Mani Padme Hum.

Have you found new friends, perhaps one in particular? Do you realize others like you because you have qualities that are likable, knowledgeable, competent and practical? People welcome the presence you bring to all gatherings. You have a kind and caring sense of authority which allows people to hear and understand all that you say. It’s good to pursue things artistic, herbal, medicinal.

LE0 Jul21–Aug22 Anything routine makes you feel caught, caged and slightly crazy. You must be free, able to pursue travel, journeys, new insights, new realities, new waves of thought streaming through the ethers. Something exotic is happening to the way you express yourself. Attractive before, now you’re magnetic and becoming even more popular. Something you would never consider becomes a possibility.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 Multiple realities, all connected to unusual endeavors, may appear. Something financial and resourceful comes forth. Sharing power becomes possible because you want to harmonize differences, soothe any chaos or conflict, become intimate in terms of spiritual understanding (also physical). If partnered, you realize their goodness in the depth of your heart.

LIBRA Sep23–Oct22 Venus provides you with wisdom of how to be in a relationship (how to develop the skill of relationship).

CAPRICORN Dec21–Jan20 Almost your entire focus is the archetype of home and family. You seek antiques and ancient artifacts; are nostalgic for the traditional; value color, dance, art and books in your home. You study how to build a greenhouse attached to the house, growing veggies and fruits for the family. You are calm and serene. Home is your value, your holiness and your beauty.

AQUARIUS Jan21–Feb18 We find you talking a lot these days, making plans, being out and about in neighborhoods, possibly talking and working with farmers to bring forth the necessary food for humanity’s well-being. You find many companions along the way agreeing with your values and interests. Know that any ideas you offer to others, they become great ideals within each of them. All you do benefits humanity. Good work. Someone loves you.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 Contentment is felt in heart and mind. Wherever you are, you feel safe, secure and in the right place. If concerned about finances, security and the future, consider buying and investing in gold and silver. Continue to offer yourself in service to others without thought of compensation. Make greater and more contacts, too. Then love is released which creates your present and future well-being.

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CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF NOAH RALPH SIDMAN-GALE CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00075. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner NOAH RALPH SIDMAN-GALE has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: NOAH RALPH SIDMAN-GALE to: NOAH GALE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING February 26, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 10 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Jan. 10, 2018. Denine J. Guy, Judge of the Superior Court. Jan. 17, 24, 31 & Feb. 7.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0079 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as THE CALIFORNIA CURE. 363 OCEAN STREET, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. LICKY LOU'S, LLC. 363 OCEAN STREET, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company signed: LOUIE HUMPHREY. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 12, 2018. Jan. 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 14.

ERGOVERA. 34 GRANDVIEW AVE, FELTON, CA 95018. County of Santa Cruz. DEIDRE ROGERS. 34 GRANDVIEW AVE, FELTON, CA 95018. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: DEIDRE ROGERS. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 10/14/1998. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 12, 2018. Jan. 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 14.

hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING March 2, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 5 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Jan. 16, 2018. Denine J. Guy, Judge of the Superior Court. Jan. 24, 31, & Feb. 7, 14.

CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF JENNIFER ANN CIERVO CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00115. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner JENNIFER ANN CIERVO has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: JENNIFER ANN CIERVO to: JENNIFER ANN. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 17-2039 The following Individual is doing business as SWIMVERSE. 114 LAWN WAY, CAPITOLA, CA 95010. County of Santa Cruz. ANNE MARIE RIOLO. 114 LAWN WAY, CAPITOLA, CA 95010. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: ANNE MARIE RIOLO. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Dec. 18, 2017. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.

conducted by a Corporation Signed: PARTNERS IN WELL-BEING. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/1/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 22, 2018. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.

Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 16, 2018. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.

name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING March 12, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 10 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Jan. 24, 2018. Denine J. Guy, Judge of the Superior Court. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.

Feb. 7, 14, 21. CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF JESUS LOPEZ PEREZ CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00235. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner JESUS LOPEZ PEREZ has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: JESUS LOPEZ PEREZ to: JESUS LOPEZ-PEREZ. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING March 12, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 10 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Jan. 25, 2018. Denine J. Guy, Judge of the Superior Court. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.

real estate FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0075 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as NOMAD AUDIO. 125 BETHANY DRIVE, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066. County of Santa Cruz. NOMAD AUDIO, LLC. 125 BETHANY DRIVE, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066. AI# 15310324. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company signed: NOMAD AUDIO, LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/30/2014. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 11, 2018. Jan. 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 14.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0092. The following General Partnership is doing business as CALASHA. 160 HILLCREST AVENUE, BEN LOMOND, CA 95005. County of Santa Cruz. BRETT TRAYNOR & WANG KHO. 160 HILLCREST AVENUE, BEN LOMOND, CA 95005. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: BRETT TRAYNOR. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with

CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF SIJU CHANG AMELIA LORINE HANCOCK CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00216. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner SIJU CHANG AMELIA LORINE HANCOCK has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: SIJU CHANG AMELIA LORINE HANCOCK to: SUJI CHANG AMELIA LORINE HANCOCK. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0094 The following Individual is doing business as MVR TRANSPORT. 183 MANFRE RD, WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. County of Santa Cruz. JOSE MARCELINO MARTINEZ REYES. 183 MANFRE RD, WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: JOSE MARCELINO MARTINEZ REYES. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 16, 2018. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0159 The following Individual is doing business as JORDAN DODGE. 111 BEAN CREEK RD #9, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066. County of Santa Cruz. JORDAN DODGE. 111 BEAN CREEK RD #9, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: JORDAN DODGE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 25, 2018. Jan. 31 &

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0183 The following Individual is doing business as MICHELLE T. WAHL, RN LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT. 785 LOGAN CREEK ROAD, BOLDER CREEK, CA 95006. County of Santa Cruz. MICHELLE THERESE WAHL. 785 LOGAN CREEK ROAD, BOLDER CREEK, CA 95006. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: MICHELLE THERESE WAHL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-1998 The following Individual is doing business as

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0124 The following Corporation is doing business as SAGE ESSENTIALS. 1395 41ST AVENUE, UNIT A CAPITOLA, CA 95010. County of Santa Cruz. PARTNERS IN WELL-BEING. 1395 41ST AVENUE, UNIT A CAPITOLA, CA 95010. Al# 3889018. This business is

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0122 The following Individual is doing business as FOSSIL+FERN. 2715 SPARROW VALLEY ROAD, APTOS, CA 95003. County of Santa Cruz. TANIA ROSABELLE VARGA. 2715 SPARROW VALLEY ROAD, APTOS, CA 95003. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: TANIA ROSABELLE VARGA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 12/2/2017. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 22, 2018. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0055 The following Individual is doing business as SAMAYA'S ECO FLOORING. 317 POTRERO ST UNIT B, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. NGIMA CHIRING. 317 POTRERO ST UNIT B, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: NGIMA CHIRING. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/2/2005. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 9, 2018. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 14, 21.



name listed above on 6/22/2000. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 29, 2018. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28.

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GUARDIAN ROCHA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan 31, 2018. Feb 7, 14, 21, 28.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0078 The following Individual is doing business as FREEDOM MINI MART. 1428 FREEDOM BLVD WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. County of Santa Cruz. AHMED AHMED ALBASHAH. 1428 FREEDOM BLVD WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: AHMED AHMED ALBASHAH. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/12/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 12, 2018. Feb. 7,14,31,28.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0181 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as JZ'S BZ'S HONEY CO. 405 ESCALONA DR. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. JZ'S BZ'S HONEY CO. 405 ESCALONA DR. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. AI# 34010005. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company signed: JZ'S BZ'S LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/29/2019. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan 29, 2018. Feb 7,14,21,28 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0169 The following Individual is doing business as MARGY SEIFERT EVENT SOLUTIONS AND WEDDING SPECIALIST. 218 FOREST AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. ADDA MARGARET SEIFERT. 218 FOREST AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: ADDA MARGARET SEIFERT. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/25/2018. This statement was filed

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0193 The following Individual is doing business as SANTA CRUZ COMMERCIAL CAPITAL. 1415 DOLPHIN DRIVE APTOS, CA 95003. County of Santa Cruz. ALICIA A. KRETSCH. 1415 DOLPHIN DRIVE APTOS, CA 95003. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: ALICIA A. KRETSCH. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan 30, 2018. Feb. 7,14,21,28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0205 The following Individual is doing business as R&G CLEANING SOLUTIONS 4622 WEST WALNUT ST, SOQUEL, CA 95073. County of Santa Cruz. ANA ANGELINA GUARDIAN ROCHA. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: ANA ANGELINA

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME. The following person (persons) have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: R&G CLEANING SOLUTIONS, 4622 W. WALNUT AVE., SOQUEL, CA 95073. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in SANTA CRUZ COUNTY on: 4/15/2016 R&G CLEANING SOLUTIONS, 4622 W. WALNUT AVE., SOQUEL, CA 95073. This business was conducted by: INDIVIDUAL: CORNELIO RIVERA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk- Recorder of SANTA CRUZ COUNTY on the date indicated by the file stamp: Filed: Jan 31, 2018. File No.2016-0000782. Feb 7, 14, 21, 28.

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Occupation: Elizabeth Burton Landscape Design Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, cooking, dancing, gardening, crafts/art/painting, decorating/party arrangements, Bad Girls’ Book Club Astrological Sign: Cancer What got you shopping here? I had transferred to UCSC. Because I had always enjoyed cooking, I asked where I could find international ingredients. I was told to go to Shopper’s. That’s when I met Bud Beauregard. He would give my landlord and friend, Dorothy Kline, soup bones to make our own meat broth stock! Onsite ownership makes a big difference. Now it’s Jim and Andre (Beauregard) who make sure things flow smoothly. I love how everyone who works here is so personable and takes pride in their job. I live on the Westside but shop here minimum, twice a week. Shopper’s is my go-to-store.

Why? I love Shopper’s wooden floors, the mural, and the store’s layout with all the light. I like the store size because I can find everything I need easily and don’t have to go anywhere else to get what I need for my dinner parties. It’s also fun, it’s like a social hub of Santa Cruz. I always meet people here that I know. With Shopper’s, I like that my money spent supports our economy. I’m a big fan of organic agriculture and appreciate that Shopper’s buys from local growers. Their organic selections are great and cheaper than the Farmers Market’s produce. Oh, and kudos to Camille for her curated chocolates!

What do you like to cook? I enjoy cooking healthy delicious food for people, it’s very lifeaffirming. Much of what I use is seasonal, local, and plant-based; though I do use Shopper’s fresh seafood. I like making Indian, Japanese, Chinese, and Mediterranean dishes. Shopper’s is the best store for one-stop specialty items. You’ll find the best local products here such as the fresh salsas, coffees, and wines — they have welldescribed notes with ratings and people who who can assist you. Shopper’s environment is clean, and the staff is happy and treated well — they acknowledge you. It’s very personal here.

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