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EDITOR’S NOTE Well-wishers who attended Snazzy Productions’ feting of Wallace Baine at the Rio Saturday night got an unexpected bombshell announcement. “We’ll miss you, Wallace!” said Santa Cruz. “Surprise, I’m back!” said Wallace. So let me just confirm that yes, it’s true, Wallace is the newest member of our GT staff. I’ll let him tell you about it himself (p. 29), but this seems like a good time to make a confession. First, let me say that when I was starting out at City on a Hill at UCSC, wanting to cover the arts was completely and totally uncool. The way you truly served the community as a newspaper, the thinking went, was hard news, and I wrote a lot of hard news. But deep down, I wasn’t buying this idea that the arts scene wasn’t an essential part of the community. Neither was Stacey Vreeken, my editor, shortly after, at the RegisterPajaronian. She had a vision for covering the underserved arts




DOG UNFRIENDLY Re: “Puppy Love” (GT, 2/7)” Thank you for this article. Next let’s talk about “leash laws.” There is almost no place to walk our furry friends or let them romp without provoking harassment by Parks and Rec rangers armed with tasers and citation tickets that now amount to up to $250. So, before adopting a furry pet, let’s consider that your walks will be restricted in most of Santa Cruz. Furthermore, if you are a renter, it is extremely challenging to find a place to live that will accept dogs. Many people have to leave town or give up their dogs. I am currently in the process of bringing the “off leash laws” to the attention of the city yet again. So far, this has not been a successful discussion for dog owners. This, after incurring a citation in the park I have played with my dog in over the course of his

community in Pajaro Valley that I was lucky enough to be hired to help her realize. I certainly had the passion and the enthusiasm for it; what I did not have was any idea of how to meaningfully and comprehensively cover an arts scene. So how does a kid just out of college figure that out? Why, find somebody already doing it and do what they do, of course! That was how I became a follower of Wallace’s work at the Sentinel, and I learned a lot about what kind of people and stories to seek out in Watsonville from what he was writing about in Santa Cruz. We were always technically “the competition” for each other, but over the years I always respected what he was doing. And once I became part of the alternative press here, I had a feeling that if he ever got a taste of the freedom and space we have to explore Santa Cruz’s stories, he’d never go back to daily journalism. And indeed, so far he’s been like a kid in a candy shop at editorial meetings— completely thrilled to cover this community in a totally different way. So please join me in welcoming Wallace Baine to GT. Don’t you love surprises? STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

life. So far, to no avail. There are no exceptions for well-trained, well-behaved spayed and neutered pets. This unfortunately is ultimately inhumane for dogs. But so it is. So buyer beware, if you adopt a dog. Unless we can pass some laws that protect humans and their canine friends, Santa Cruz is not a good place to own a dog.

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Santa Cruz County officials are getting the word out about the third meeting to discuss the Pleasure Point Commercial Corridor on Thursday, Feb. 22. Attendees will provide feedback on design principles for commercial and mixed-use development in the corridor, as well as concepts for improvements to the Portola Drive streetscape. Planning staffers based draft concepts for the corridor upon feedback from the first two community meetings. The event is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Del Mar Elementary School gym.

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey S. Rosell has announced that a settlement reached with My Pillow, Inc., will be donated to two local programs providing shelter services to victims of domestic violence— Monarch Services and the Walnut Avenue Family and Women’s Center. Alleging false advertising, a task force comprised of the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office and nine other DAs jointly sued the brand in 2016. Monarch Services and the Walnut Avenue Family and Women’s Center will receive $5,000 each.




“There are no extra pieces in the universe.”

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ROB BREZSNY FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of February 14 ARIES Mar21–Apr19 At 12,388 feet, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. If you’re in good shape, you can reach the top in seven hours. The return trip can be done in half the time—if you’re cautious. The loose rocks on the steep trail are more likely to knock you off your feet on the way down than on the way up. I suspect this is an apt metaphor for you in the coming weeks, Aries. Your necessary descent may be deceptively challenging. So make haste slowly! Your power animals are the rabbit and the snail.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made a few short jaunts through the air in a flying machine they called the Flyer. It was a germinal step in a process that ultimately led to your ability to travel 600 miles per hour while sitting in a chair 30,000 feet above the earth. Less than 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ breakthrough, American astronauts landed a space capsule on the moon. They had with them a patch of fabric from the left wing of the Flyer. I expect that during the coming weeks, you will be climaxing a long-running process that deserves a comparable ritual. Revisit the early stages of the work that enabled you to be where you are now.

GEMINI May21–June20 In 2006, five percent of the world’s astronomers gathered at an international conference and voted to demote Pluto from a planet to a “dwarf planet.” Much of the world agreed to honor their declaration. Since then, though, there has arisen a campaign by equally authoritative astronomers to restore Pluto to full planet status. The crux of the issue is this: How shall we define the nature of a planet? But for the people of New Mexico, the question has been resolved. State legislators there formally voted to regard Pluto as a planet. They didn’t accept the demotion. I encourage you to be inspired by their example, Gemini. Whenever there are good arguments from opposing sides about important matters, trust your gut feelings. Stand up for your preferred version of the story.


CANCER Jun21–Jul22


an end to your equivalent of the maddening alarm clock. (Read the story:

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22 Was Napoléon Bonaparte an oppressor or liberator? The answer is both. His work in the world hurt a lot of people and helped a lot of people. One of his more magnanimous escapades transpired in June 1798, when he and his naval forces invaded the island of Malta. During his six-day stay, he released political prisoners, abolished slavery, granted religious freedom to Jews, opened 15 schools, established the right to free speech, and shut down the Inquisition. What do his heroics have to do with you? I don’t want to exaggerate, but I expect that you, too, now have the power to unleash a blizzard of benevolence in your sphere. Do it in your own style, of course, not Napoléon’s.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit,” said French playwright Molière. I’m going to make that your motto for now, Scorpio. You have pursued a gradual, steady approach to ripening, and soon it will pay off in the form of big bright blooms. Congratulations on having the faith to keep plugging away in the dark! I applaud your determination to be dogged and persistent about following your intuition even though few people have appreciated what you were doing.

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21 The growth you can and should foster in the coming weeks will be stimulated by quirky and unexpected prods. To get you started, here are a few such prods. 1. What’s your hidden or dormant talent, and what could you do to awaken and mobilize it? 2. What’s something you’re afraid of but might be able to turn into a resource? 3. If you were a different gender for a week, what would you do and what would your life be like? 4. Visualize a dream you’d like to have while you’re asleep tonight. 5. If you could transform anything about yourself, what would it be? 6. Imagine you’ve won a free vacation to anywhere you want. Where would you go?

Ray Bradbury’s dystopian bestseller Fahrenheit 451 was among the most successful of the 27 novels he wrote. It won numerous awards and has been adopted into films, plays, and graphic novels. Bradbury wrote the original version of the story in nine days, using a typewriter he rented for 20 cents per hour. When his publisher urged him to double the manuscript’s length, he spent another nine days doing so. According to my reading of the planetary configurations, you Cancerians now have a similar potential to be surprisingly efficient and economical as you work on an interesting creation or breakthrough—especially if you mix a lot of play and delight into your labors.


LE0 Jul23–Aug22

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18

Poet Louise Glück has characterized herself as “afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments.” If there is anything in you that even partially fits that description, I have good news: In the coming weeks, you’re likely to feel blessed by longing rather than afflicted by it. The foreseeable future will also be prime time for you to increase your motivation and capacity to form durable attachments. Take full advantage of this fertile grace period!

The posh magazine Tatler came up with a list of fashionable new names for parents who want to ensure their babies get a swanky start in life. Since you Aquarians are in a phase when you can generate good fortune by rebranding yourself or remaking your image, I figure you might be interested in using one of these monikers as a nickname or alias. At the very least, hearing them could whet your imagination to come up with your own ideas. Here are Tatler’s chic avant-garde names for girls: CzarCzar; Debonaire; Estonia; Figgy; Gethsemane; Power; Queenie. Here are some boys’ names: Barclay; Euripides; Gustav; Innsbruck; Ra; Uxorious; Wigbert; Zebedee.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 In 2004, a man named Jerry Lynn tied a battery-operated alarm clock to a string and dangled it down a vent in his house. He was hoping that when the alarm sounded, he would get a sense of the best place to drill a hole in his wall to run a wire for his TV. But the knot he’d made wasn’t perfect, and the clock slipped off and plunged into an inaccessible spot behind the wall. Then, every night for 13 years, the alarm rang for a minute. The battery was unusually strong! A few months ago, Lynn decided to end the mild but constant irritation. Calling on the help of duct specialists, he retrieved the persistent clock. With this story as your inspiration, and in accordance with astrological omens, I urge you Virgos to finally put

You may think you have uncovered the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But according to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re just a bit more than halfway there. In order to get the rest of the goods, you’ll have to ignore your itch to be done with the search. You’ll have to be unattached to being right and smart and authoritative. So please cultivate patience. Be expansive and magnanimous as you dig deeper. For best results, align yourself with poet Richard Siken’s definition: “The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet.”

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 Now that you have finally paid off one of your debts to the past, you can start window-shopping for the future’s best offers. The coming days will be a transition time as you vacate the power spot you’ve outgrown and ramble out to reconnoiter potential new power spots. So bid your crisp farewells to waning traditions, lost causes, ghostly temptations, and the deadweight of people’s expectations. Then start preparing a vigorous first impression to present to promising allies out there in the frontier.

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NEWS LOT OF ISSUES As city debates parking’s future, it’s the Wild West at the Trader Joe’s lot, vexing customers and putting the store in an awkward spot BY JACOB PIERCE

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As governor’s race heats up, Gavin Newsom talks about California’s biggest issues BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH


he June 5 primary election is finally approaching, but Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been running for California’s top office for a long time. It was three years ago now that Newsom first threw his hat into a governor’s race that has since heated up, shaping into a battle between Northern and Southern California, and between two ambitious golden boys of state politics. A recent PPIC poll showed Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor, with support from 23 percent of voters, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa only two points behind, with 21

percent, which was within the poll’s margin of error. We sat down with Newsom during a meet-and-greet with the Laborers’ International Union 270 in San Jose, to talk about cannabis, income inequality and green energy.

You and Villaraigosa have both railed against income inequality, and highlighted what it does to young children. Can California provide prenatal care, early intervention, maybe even free preschool without federal funding? GAVIN NEWSOM: We can. We’d love to see the federal government

recognize what all the experts already know, but the state can amplify better behavior at the local level. Local government needs to significantly increase its investment, counties need to increase their investment, and certainly the state needs to incentivize that. And that’s a big part of what we want to do is incentivize better behavior at the local level. I think what’s happened in the past is governors have done— we’ve modestly invested in this space, but not to the degree that I’m committed to.

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It’s 7 p.m. on Friday night, and the worst traffic jam in all of Santa Cruz is the Trader Joe’s parking lot. “I couldn’t find a parking spot for a long time,” says Ishani Chakraborty, as she pushes her cart full of Trader Joe’s grocery bags out the store’s front door to the very far corner of the lot. Before she can finish the thought, a pale blue Honda Fit pulls up to her left: “You leaving?” Chakraborty, a fourth-year student at UCSC, says she is, but when she tells the driver where she’s parked, he darts off. Chakraborty says it had taken her 10 minutes to find her spot, and when she finally did, she found herself speeding the wrong way through the parking lot—an anecdote she’s embarrassed to relay because she doesn’t normally stoop to such indiscretions. “But otherwise it would have been a lot longer,” she says, as three cars descend on us, their drivers eyeing our path. “I was just about to turn around and go home.” Chakraborty says she doesn’t think she’ll ever shop at Trader Joe’s on a Friday night again. Inside the store, the mood is calmer. Just over half of the store’s nine cash registers have someone working them. There isn’t more than one person in any line—in stark contrast to the mayhem unfolding outside. That’s because the two hours’ free parking at Trader Joe’s is the worst-kept secret in all of downtown Santa Cruz, especially on entertainment-filled Friday nights. Across the street, it’s First Friday at the Museum of Art and History, where curators are unveiling a Monarch butterfly exhibit. Foodies and music lovers are crammed into Abbott Square, where they’re enjoying poke bowls, specially crafted gin and tonics, and vegetarian dishes, as local reggae rock group the Leftovers jam onstage near the Octagon building. Parking has long been among the the most controversial issues facing downtown, especially with the city getting ready to weigh a possible multi-story parking garage, combined with a new library, sparking big questions about Santa Cruz’s long-term vision. >14


NEWS GOV. FIX-IT? <11 We did [universal] preschool in the middle of a recession as mayor. I did universal healthcare in the middle of a recession as mayor.

You garner a lot of support from Silicon Valley, the tech sector, and you’ve championed the tech industry as a potential leader in solving some of the inequalities we’re grappling with. But in many ways, Silicon Valley has exacerbated these social ills. As governor, how would you hold the industry accountable to upholding its end of the social contract?

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One of my closest friends, the godfather of my firstborn, Mark Benioff, is a shining example of someone who gets it and gets it done. Follow his example. He’s been an unbelievable leader. He’s walked his talk on gender pay and

pay equity, and environmental stewardship. He just announced what they’re doing with the Salesforce tower in terms of meeting LEED platinum levels, and the incredible water efficiency proposals that he’s advancing. My point being that on issue after issue, on homelessness, philanthropy contribution, on what businesses can do in real time—not waiting until a massive amount of wealth is concentrated and then at the end of your life you redistribute it—he has marked, I think, the type of example that others should follow.

A lot of ambitious California politicians, yourself included, have said that communities need to increase housing construction. What’s your plan to get local governments to build their share of affordable housing?

They need to be held to account. In our housing plan, we want to assign sanctions for those who aren’t meeting their housing element. We actually want to be punitive. You got to be tough. How? By withholding transit dollars.

Let’s talk cannabis. One of the complaints we’re hearing is about the high cost of compliance, the high cost of regulation under Prop. 64, which appears to be prompting people to turn back to the black market. What do you think the state can do to strike a regulatory balance here, to prevent illegal sales and to keep the industry above board? Look, I was the principal proponent, principal author of cannabis legalization. I spent three years organizing an effort to get it on the ballot, and to get it passed, >16

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NEWS BRIEFS NET STEP Golden State Warriors shooting guard Patrick McCaw was in Santa Cruz this past weekend and pinned the team’s 105-99 Friday, Feb. 9 loss on himself. “Coming down here, I just really don’t want the team to lose. I take this loss. I could have done a lot more,” said McCaw, who had specifically requested an assignment on the Santa Cruz Warriors, an affiliate of Golden State, hoping to shake off the cobwebs and work on his game. While the sophomore guard felt happy to get his feet wet again and see more game time, he rated his play at a five out of 10—a harsh grade for someone who finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Friday’s match was also the first game this season that Golden State Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob came down to see in person, as he tries to

keep tabs on the Santa Cruz team. The disappointing outing capped a three-game losing streak. The following game, on Sunday, Feb. 11, went better for the team, as Santa Cruz prevailed at home over the South Bay Lakers, advancing to 19-17 on the season. But McCaw shot just two for 11—to go with two assists, one steal, one turnover, and no rebounds—in 25 minutes. NBA players don’t normally seek game time at the development-league level, but that may change. After struggling point guard Isaiah Thomas returned from a hip surgery this year, analyst Brian Windhorst suggested that he should have made his debut at a lower level before returning to the NBA, and fellow ESPN writer Zach Lowe recently said he doesn’t know why there’s a stigma against NBA players spending time at

a lower-level team, especially considering how baseball players do it all the time. Lowe predicted that negative connotation would disappear in a few years. McCaw says he doesn’t know why that stigma exists, but such perceptions don’t bother him. “It takes a guy who knows where he wants to be. I know where I want to be two or three years from now, so I can’t slow down for anybody,” says McCaw, who attributed his second-year struggles at Golden State to inconsistent playing time and an inability to rind a rhythm. Santa Cruz had the game’s better players in Friday night’s game—with not only McCaw, but also Golden State backup center Damian Jones and point guard Quinn Cook, who is playing on a two-way contract that’s designed to split his time between Santa Cruz and Golden State.

But the Legends, who were without their top two scorers, played with more hustle and a stronger team effort. “No question,” said coach Aaron Miles. “They were down guys, and they said, ‘You know what, we’re gonna do it together.’” The Legends outscored the Warriors in every quarter but the third. Santa Cruz Warriors GM Kent Lacob, who sat courtside next to his dad Joe for the game, said he and the Warriors owner spent most of the game talking basketball. He said he and his dad view the Santa Cruz and Golden State teams as one organization, so it’s helpful when guys from the NBA team come down to see how things are going. “We do have that family atmosphere,” Kent Lacob said. “It’s good, and I think the guys appreciate it, to know that people are watching and they care about their progress.” JACOB PIERCE

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Lately, I’ve found myself more personally fascinated by the ever-worsening log jam at the Trader Joe’s lot—especially when the store’s interior looks like a ghost town on many weekend nights. (Friday night, I’ve found, is the best time to walk or bike to the store.) Surely, I figured, the store’s corporate offices would have something to say about it, but company spokesperson Kenya Daniels referred GT instead to the property owner, who did not return multiple voicemails seeking comment. Even so, the store’s local employees sure are sick of hearing customers complain about the parking situation, which they say worsened as the towing policy changed. “A lot of people are coming in and saying that they had a hard time finding a spot,” explains one experienced downtown Trader Joe’s employee, who asked to remain anonymous, given both the sensitivity of the issue and weariness at the store’s corporate office of any potential controversy. The parking debacle extends beyond customers. The employee says that occasionally a crew member will have a

shift that starts after 4 p.m., which forces them to leave for work early and circle the lot with everyone else, looking for a spot. Complicating the matter is the fact that the security company in charge of policing the lot has changed twice over the past few years, the employee says. A few years ago, a different security company was in charge and had a much more aggressive towing policy, to the point that trucks were towing the cars of the store’s crew members. The employee doesn’t blame Trader Joe’s, but says that owner Howard Properties doesn’t take the situation seriously enough, and hasn’t prioritized enforcement of the twohour parking limit. Enforcement, though, involves towing cars, which often isn’t a popular solution— especially to anyone who’s ever had to get a lift to Live Oak and pay a several hundred dollar fee to pick up their car. Ben Goodell, who works for Securitas Security Systems, is the daytime guard at the Trader Joe’s lot. Goodell—who has a brown wispy mustache and is wearing a grey beanie—says he has actually been ramping up enforcement of the two-hour limit lately. He says he’s been leaving warnings for cars that he sees go over the limit and writing

down their license plate numbers, with the intention of calling a tow truck if someone offends a second time. Next month, they may tow more, he says, in hopes of increasing turnover at the lot. Goodell adds that a guard like himself technically has the authority to tow a car whenever a driver parks and then walks off the property. Meanwhile, at the city level, plans for the future of downtown’s public parking are inching along. The Downtown Library Advisory Committee has recommended building a brand new first-floor downtown branch with five levels of parking above it. According to the architects who studied the city’s options, that route is far cheaper than doing a full remodel of the current building or tearing it down and starting over from scratch. The garage portion would seek separate funds. Jim Burr, Santa Cruz’s transportation manager, says the city will present a much-anticipated parking study, with updated figures on expected demand, to the Downtown Commission on Feb. 22—a meeting that’s sure to draw a big crowd of environmentalists who oppose building any new parking whatsoever. Another person eager to take a close

look at new data is Chip, the executive director of the Santa Cruz Downtown Association. The organization’s board hasn’t taken a position on a possible garage because it wants to see the numbers first. Chip, who’s optimistic about the possibility, notes that no one knows how the city would pay for a multi-million-dollar garage. Ridesharing apps and other changes, he says, have shifted the transportation landscape, too. “So I think there’s a lot of unknowns,” he says. The city’s transportation experts are investing in car-free options as well. Transportation planner Claire Fliesler says Santa Cruz is gearing up to launch its new bikeshare programs after a few more hearings, which continue into the spring. The city will create 26 new bikeshare stations, including two that will be converted from car parking spaces downtown. Cycling, she says, is a better alternative to driving than ever, and the easiest way to avoid hassle. “A great way to not face the parking problem,” Fliesler says, “is to ride your bike, take the bus, or use the new bike share program.”


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emotions is a good thing, and it seeks to emulsify the oil-and-water-like relationship between vulnerability and traditional male culture. “Most men coming to Breakthrough are facing a big life challenge, but many others aren’t in crisis and are just looking for deeper meanings, meaningful friendships, and a sense of community,” says Fitz, who emphasizes that Breakthrough isn’t geared just to men who may feel broken in some way. “At Breakthrough, we believe every man can benefit from the program.” Fitz says program graduates include men from all walks of life—their backgrounds, educational and occupational pedigrees are as diverse as their various ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations. He says the average attendee is between 40 and 45 years old, but adds that there have been graduates as young as 18, all the way up to men in their 70s. Fitz says that participants of Breakthrough

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n 1987, counselor and teacher of nonviolent communication Fred Jealous founded a men’s education and support program called Breakthrough Men’s Community with just himself and six others in the Monterey area. Thirty years and 2,000 graduates later, the program continues to expand, and now is offered in Santa Cruz. “Fred had a strong belief that the way men are raised in this culture is damaging,” says Breakthrough executive director Chris Fitz, who graduated the program five years ago. “We are brought up to believe that boys must sacrifice their humanity to be ‘real men,’ and that the only way to relate to other men is to compete with them. Because of the way we’re raised, there is a lot of distrust in other men.” A major tenet of the program, says Fitz, is that men need the support of other men to heal and regain the humanity that has often been socialized out of them. Another emphasis of the program is that experiencing

usually find it to be a very compelling, profound experience. He says that the most common feedback he hears from graduates is that Breakthrough “saved my life, saved my marriage, saved my relationship with my kids, or helped me through a painful divorce.” A 2008 Blue Shield study on Breakthrough confirmed these sentiments, finding that the word “transformative” best described the Breakthrough experience, and that 91 percent of survey respondents used the words “enormous” or “considerable” to describe the impact that Breakthrough had on their lives. But such transformation comes with a level of time commitment that sets Breakthrough apart from other programs of its kind. The program is 34 weeks long, which is broken up into two 17-week sessions. Each of these sessions has 14 evening classes, two all-day Saturday courses, and one weekend retreat. Most of the work is done in small groups, where participants learn to put the lessons into action. “Practice makes perfect, and it takes time to rewire the neural pathways so we can live our lives differently,” says Fitz. He emphasizes the importance of taking one’s time and going slowly, providing men with the support to practice things like affirmations, identifying triggers with issues like anger addiction, and taking time and space to contemplate and reflect. Breakthrough is a nonprofit organization, and tuition is done on a sliding scale. “No willing participant has ever been turned away for financial reasons in 30 years,” Fitz says. About 40 percent of Monterey participants are referred by their therapists, with the other 60 percent being referred by word-of-mouth. Fitz adds that many of these referrals are given by women, who, he says, have a more instinctual understanding of the benefits a support community can provide. A similar program called Breakfree was subsequently created for women. “Women get right away what we’re all about,” says Fitz.



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eepak Chopra is a man with a fascinating mind. But if you asked him to point to it, he might point to his heart or his entire cellular makeup rather than to his skull. He’s also one who has never been afraid to swim against the current of conventional wisdom or speak openly about his thoughts on consciousness and the nature of the universe—something he’s contemplated since h e was a child. This is a man who’s ventured that, like the dinosaurs, humans could be an experiment of the universe—and that consciousness is not a byproduct of matter, it’s the other way around; “Matter is the epiphenomenon. Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs and ultimately becomes the physical reality,” he says, in Conversations from the Edge of the Apocalypse by local author David Jay Brown. In one of that book’s most thoughtprovoking interviews, in which Chopra speaks openly for the first time about his personal experimentation with psychedelics as a young man, Brown asks

Chopra if he thinks the human species will survive the next 100 years, and Chopra answers, “I think it’s a 50-50 chance.” Really? Clearly, though, Chopra, an M.D. and a professor at UC San Diego Medical School, is determined to give us a shot—which is where the self-help message that runs through much of Chopra’s life work, and indeed his more than 80 books, takes a less selfish approach: he believes that to lift ourselves up and evolve consciously is to lift humanity as a whole. Chopra’s recent book, The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well For Life—which brings him to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 16—is set against an increasingly toxic presentday reality where global travel, environmental degradation, exploding world population, pharmaceutical dependence and poisons in our water and food are working against our health in unprecedented ways. Co-written with worldrenowned expert on brain health, Rudolph E. Tanzi, The Healing Self

leads with a sharp edge of fresh science to unpack the connection between the body and mind, which Chopra calls bodymind. It includes studies into love’s unexplained physiological effects on immune response, the links between emotions and social connectedness (and isolation) on heart health, compassion’s correlation with antibodies, and the latest science on how stimulating the vagus nerve (yoga is one of the best ways to do this) can switch our nervous systems from sympathetic overdrive to heightened parasympathetic activity. The Healing Self offers practical tools for all individuals’ power to heal themselves, and postures that a life built around the bodymind could create a quantum leap in well-being. And While Chopra’s other recent book, You Are The Universe, co-written with leading physicist Menas Kafatos and published on Jan. 30, explores a paradigm shift in our cosmic awareness, The Healing Self explores a paradigm shift in medicine that has been a long time coming. 20>


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At what point in your career did you realize the body and mind were not separate? DEEPAK CHOPRA: I would say probably almost 40 years ago when I was in training, and I trained in neuroendocrinology—which is the study of brain chemistry— and I realized at that time that molecules like serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, opiates and other neurotransmitters were influenced by our emotions, and that these neurotransmitter molecules were also immunomodulators. They modified the immune system. The science was already there 40 years ago, but it took a long time for the general community in the medical world to accept that. Now because we have new advances in neuroplasticity, epigenetics, the understanding of the microbiome, it’s very clear that bodymind operate as a single activity. So my hope is that just like today we say “spacetime,” we don’t say “space and time,” we say “mass energy,” we don’t say “mass and energy,” so too, in the future we will just use bodymind as a single phrase, just in the same way as we say “wave-particle.” You write that the bodymind concept is starting to show

up in Western medicine as the “whole systems approach.” You also trace yoga’s inception in the West, from a time in the ’50s when it was done, largely by men, in the East, as well as meditation, which was once a more mystical activity that’s become mainstream as mindfulness shows up even in hospitals. Do you think it’s possible for bodymind to be accepted and fully integrated into Western medicine, and how long might that take? It’s happening right now. I’m now a professor at UCSD Medical School in California, and we are already seeing medical students and residents taking internships in this area. It’s become part of the curriculum in many medical schools throughout the country. But in medicine usually it takes a full generation to see a full change before it becomes part of the curriculum of the training of both medical students and doctors. I’m happy to say it’s happening, so I think we are pretty close to being mainstream, as this understanding of bodymind is already validated in science. So now it has to be incorporated in the curriculum. The public accepts shift much faster than academia. So, it took us 40 years to get here, but we are almost close to the finishing line. One obstacle that might be in the way is Western medicine’s dependence on pharmaceuticals and the “silver bullet approach” to treating the symptoms and not the cause. You address this in ‘The Healing Self’ in a very sobering way—particularly when you address scientific studies of statin drugs and antidepressants—but also in a way that focuses on solutions rather than finger-pointing. The CDC estimates that 91 Americans are dying every day from opiate use. Is this not due to rampant irresponsibility on the part of doctors, and greed of pharmaceutical companies? Yes, it is. I mean, the fact is, pharmaceuticals are very effective in acute sickness, if you have

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It’s interesting how the government and society demonize some drugs, but are more tolerant of anything prescribed by a doctor. What do you think of psychedelic therapy? I think we’re learning a lot of it right now and under supervision and expert monitoring it has a role to play in many illnesses, including

terminal illnesses and the fear of death.

At one point in the book, you mention that our bodies haven’t evolved fast enough to cope with the disruptions we are forcing on them, which you follow with the physiological response to eating a burger and fries. I’m wondering if you can elaborate on the modern world today, and its risk to our health compared to 50 years ago. How much more dangerous to our health is today’s world than back then? Well, global travel has increased the risk of spreading infection all over the world. So many infections that were localized in one part of the world quickly spread everywhere in the world, particularly viruses. Also, the problem of jet lag, and also with increased urbanization we have no contact with nature. One of the ways that animals reset their biological rhythm is that they burrow themselves in the ground when they’re not feeling well, and it resets their circadian rhythms. But we have a world where everybody’s wearing shoes, walking on cement, there’s no contact with nature at all. Although people are creating what are called “grounding devices” right now. But our bodies are not in sync with the biological rhythms that are part of nature, and at the same time, urbanization is causing a lot of problems with poor or contaminated water, even the water that you drink from the tap usually has pharmaceuticals, because you know, it’s recycled water, and if somebody’s on an antidepressant or some other toxic chemical, you might be getting it. Furthermore, your food, most of it which is manufactured, refined,



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of ‘The Healing Self’ because you think it does not play a role in our health? You know, technology is now part of our evolution and its unstoppable, so if you don’t choose technology you soon become irrelevant. So my take on technology is that you use it selectively and actually set aside some time to use technology, because otherwise you’ll be out of touch completely. You and I are communicating, not on the cell phone, but I could have been. And so, you know, the internet also provides us information, and a good assessment of the global brain. So it’s unstoppable. But I personally schedule time for technology, once in the morning and once in the afternoon and once a little bit later, not too late but early evening, and then the rest of the day I don’t address it, and there’s nothing that gets lost in being focused on one thing at a time. So there’s sleep time, there’s meditation time, there’s focused awareness eating time, there’s exercise time, there’s down time, there’s play time and there is technology time.


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<23 processed, and has high sugar, also has petroleum products like organicides and pesticides, which cause a lot of inflammation. Animals that are produced in factories also have antibiotics and chemicals and hormones in them. So our modern society has definitely, while getting rid of some epidemics like polio, and in the Western world malaria and tuberculosis, it has also brought on a whole epidemic of modern diseases that are major threats to

the world. Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune illnesses, which are usually a result of environmental toxins and also, as I said, poison and inflammation in our food chain, which could be a risk factor for cancer as well.

I was surprised to find no mention of cell phones or ubiquitous technology use—though you do mention the impacts of sitting at a computer all day. Was this left out

Reading about the studies of open placebo, in which the patient knows they are getting a placebo, made me wonder: in the context of healing our bodies, how important do you think the human-to-human factor is in having another person express care, support and compassion when we’re feeling sick? It’s crucial. And “placebo” is just a word for the power of intention. And so placebos work through intention, influencing your body chemistry, and ritual helps focus the attention, but now we do know that intention, focused awareness, rituals, have a way of optimizing a thought into a molecule. You say that we are all works in progress, and that is the best way to exist. How is this inherent to the healing process? I’m talking about the evolution of consciousness beyond the usual waking, dreaming, sleeping states that we all experience. There are

higher states of consciousness, starting with self awareness, intuition, creativity, insight, imagination, and ultimately getting in touch with the nonlocal, timeless aspect of existence, which is really the religious experience, one of transcendence, emergence of platonic values, like truth, goodness, beauty, harmony, love, compassion, joy, equanimity and the loss of the fear of death. So, I think that is very much part of the healing process.

You note that after the 2016 presidential election Gallup polls showed a sharp upturn in worry. What does endemic worry mean for society at large? Worry is the worst use of our imagination. It’s about anticipating a poor future, and worry can lead to anger and resentment and grievances and hostility and guilt and shame and ultimately depression, and therefore is the number one cause of stress, which is the number one cause of inflammation, which is the number one underlying factor in all chronic illness. How do you activate your own personal healing and stay out of overdrive? I practice meditation and yoga on a daily basis, and I remain centered and not easily swayed by situations, circumstances, events and people. My next book is called Metahuman, which is just about this. Do you think that the concept of the bodymind and empowering ourselves to activate our own healing can be applied to the greater picture of healing the world? Ultimately yes, because our collective consciousness is dependent on individual consciousness and there’s no social transformation in the absence of personal transformation. Presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Deepak Chopra will share insights from ‘The Healing Self’ at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $34.95 and include one copy of the book. 240-5260,


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more than 55,000 ceramic curves in large circles to make threedimensional sea-creature-like structures across the gallery floor for the sea-anemones-gone-wild “Bit By Bit.” “I knew I wanted to make rings over there,” she says, gesturing in no particular direction whatsoever. “I am hoping this whole thing feels reef-like.” She flits about the gallery placing individual curves into rings; her blue coat trails around her knees as she hops from box to box looking for the right curves. Each curve is hand-rolled then glazed and fired. The curves are individually placed in a circle structure, held together only by other surrounding curves, the shape takes on a form of its own. It takes anywhere from 8,000 to 13,000 to make a medium-sized ring. “You could never do this in anything but clay,” Finneran assures me, noting that she would love to dabble in porcelain work, but it is just much too rigid for her means. “They are all hand-rolled, so in all of this there cannot be two that are exactly the same. Besides being conceptually important, it’s just better to do it that way.” Finneran also mounted plateshaped discs of various sizes on the wall, resembling bubbles in accordance with the marinelife concept. The discs are new additions for her, and like her curves, each disc is unique in featuring a different glaze pattern. The exhibit is part of the countywide “Spoken/Unspoken” series organized by the Cabrillo Gallery, with funding provided by the Roy and Frances Rydell Visual Arts Fund at Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. The series includes 11 countywide shows from winter through spring,

at galleries like Radius, R. Blitzer, UCSC’s Mary Porter Sesnon, and Museo Eduardo. The “Spoken/Unspoken” theme factors into this exhibit in a more abstract way. While UCSC and the R. Blitzer Galleries are focusing on more activism aspects and unspoken narratives, the intent behind the Radius Gallery’s show with Finneran is the process behind the exhibit. Since Finneran doesn’t actually know what the exhibit will look like until it is completed, the journey is one of unspoken, unseen collaboration, says Radius Gallery director and owner Ann Hazels. “It’s a bit more poetic, I think, than the [approach] other venues are taking,” Hazels says. “There is such a musicality in her work, and its a visual vocabulary not a word-based vocabulary. A lot of it is about the color, response and communication and the dialogue and experience you have when you walk through the space.” Finneran fittingly focused on circular rings because of the name Radius Gallery. Whether it’s a ring, sphere or plate, everything is circular and coherent. “It’s a difficult thing to articulate, what the relationship to Spoken/Unspoken is,” says Finneran. “To me it seems obvious that there is this language that happens when you install work, and you are responding. All the hand placement of each piece, it has such an impact. It’s definitely a process.” The Radius Gallery hosts an artist’s talk with Bean Finneran at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Radius Gallery, 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz. “Bit By Bit” is on display through Sunday, April 8. For more information about the show, visit



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sister papers in San Jose, Gilroy and Hollister as a kind of writer-at-large. It’s an invigorating blend of the new and the familiar, expanding my horizons and pushing me out of the dreaded “comfort zone.” I’m under no illusion that Good Times needs me in order to reach some new level of greatness. I think of the GT staff much like the Golden State Warriors—who, let’s remember, won the NBA title before big-name free agent Kevin Durant showed up. What I’m looking to do is to shed my old skin a bit and become a different writer, a better one; to look deeper, to find better angles, to take a longer vision. The social and political dynamics in the U.S. and California at large make these—understatement alert!— interesting times. That’s why there’s no better moment in my lifetime to be a cultural journalist than right now. Good Times is poised to be the leading media organization in this county and I’m deeply grateful to Dan Pulcrano, Steve Palopoli and the Good Times staff for bringing me aboard to continue to reveal the shape and character of my community. Good or ill, we’re all in for a wild ride through the 21st century. I’m ready to find those stories that will help us all navigate history as it unfolds. Who’s with me?


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TALKIE TO YOU Talkie perform Saturday at the Crepe Place. PHOTO: BOBBYDANDBOYCLOTHES


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Bay Area’s Talkie follows up their audacious debut with two very different records BY AARON CARNES


ay Area indie group Talkie took most of 2017 off from live shows to complete their follow-up to 2015’s huge double-album Hablas. They are in the final stages of mastering the recordings, but spent so long working on the material that they ended up with two albums. “We were just taking our time and not trying to rush it,” says drummer Eric Martin. “We set out thinking, ‘hey, let’s write a follow up to Hablas,’ We ended up writing the follow-up to Hablas, and a followup for that as well,” says drummer Eric Martin. “It really speaks to the

amount of time it ended up taking.” They’ve released a couple of songs from the first of the records, which are mellow and have a groovier beach-pop feel and lusher production than Hablas. That album should be out this spring. The other will come later, and will have a harder edge. The band explains the first album as being “cold,” and the second as “warm.” Sensing my confusion, they then explained it in Santa Cruz terms. The first one is “you are going out to Santa Cruz and have yourself a hot chocolate and listen to this record, then [the other is], you’ll

be riding the Giant Dipper, drink an energy drink and get on that roller coaster,” says Martin. As complicated as it all sounds, these two albums are actually a move away from the heady thought processes behind Hablas, which they say is loosely a concept album. They’d only put out one release prior—a short and sweet self-titled EP. While discussing the follow-up, they imagined an album cover taken at the psychedelic, desert-y Salvation Mountain, and then they wrote all of the songs with that visual in mind, capturing the mood of that photo, and then imagining various narratives

that would work in that setting. “We really just wanted to make an indulgent double-album for our debut. We thought it would be hilarious,” says Martin. Just as the extremity of doing a self-indulgent concept record is the opposite of their bare-bones rock ’n’ roll EP, they see the next two records following a similar pattern of pingponging between different extremes. “Everything reacts to the last thing we did,” says singer/guitarist Brad Hagmann. “We were reacting to the original EP which was very heavy rock. Hablas was the other end of the spectrum. It was kind of psychedelic, a little more delicate. This reacts to Hablas in a similar way, but it’s definitely not the EP.” The new records are also part of a continuum of self-production that they started with Hablas. After recording their first EP in a proper studio, they decided to build a portable DIY studio, which first got installed in a barn in San Martin. Having their own studio afforded them the time to really devote to fleshing out details without fear of going over budget. They’ve become competent self-engineers, which has given them the ability to experiment in terms of textures, creative mic placements and little songwriting tweaks. The drums on this upcoming record, for instance, were recorded in a cabin in Lake Tahoe, to give it “a big room sound.” “There was a lot of experimentation. Because we’re not working in Abbey Road, or even Tiny Telephone, everything we did was the second or third attempt that we did doing it, for us being musicians first and then record engineers and then producers and mixers after,” Martin says. They have consulted with some sound experts who steered them in the right direction at times, but a lot of the charm of the recording is that they didn’t always know the correct way to do it. “If it’s technically wrong, then who cares? If it sounds cool, let’s try it,” Hagmann says. “When you’re recording in odd spaces, you just try a lot of things.” Talkie perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel


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WEDNESDAY 2/14 CLASSES TANGO LESSONS AND PRACTICE Beginners class is the first hour. Demonstration and intermediate lesson practice follows. Tango in the original Argentine style, with music provided to match. Come with or without a partner. 7-9 p.m. Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz. 423-8787 or tangomango. org.

BEGINNING BALLET WITH DIANA ROSE Learn ballet terminology and fine tune placement, posture and technique. A great place to start if you have had some ballet lessons, but still consider yourself a beginner or if you are new to ballet and have always wanted to start. 6 p.m. International Academy of Dance, 320 Encinal St., Santa Cruz. 466-0458 or



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


UCSC SPOKEN/ UNSPOKEN FORMS OF RESISTANCE UCSC’s installment of the county-wide Spoken/Unspoken series is now open, with the UCSC Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery opting to take a more literal approach to the theme by highlighting forms of resistance. The show includes work by more than 20 artists and activists engaged with forms of resistance from land rights to human rights, and aims to continue a larger conversation around activism as selfexpression. INFO: Feb. 8-March 17. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery. 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. Free.

CHAIR YOGA Suzi Mahler has been teaching chair yoga to all ages and abilities for over 6 years. She has developed a unique style that allows each person to access the benefits of yoga without getting on the floor. Her classes are a gentle yet dynamic blend of strength-building movement, breath awareness, with an emphasis on posture, alignment, flexibility and pain management. 9 a.m. Yoga Center, 429 Front St., Santa Cruz. 423-6719 or Donation/$5. PRINTMAKING DEMO AT CABRILLO COLLEGE GALLERY Rebecca, along with current printmaking students, will be printing an edition of small etchings incorporating chine collé that are designed to be hand-colored. Available for purchase, all proceeds from the sale of this edition will go the the Polynesian Voyaging Society. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cabrillo College Gallery, 6401

TUESDAY 2/13-TUESDAY 5/1 15TH ANNUAL SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE Whether you’re a new or seasoned songwriter, there is always room for improvement in songwriting. The 11-week annual Songwriters Showcase has begun, and is the perfect intimate setting to workshop new songs and ideas. The showcase is a friendly songwriting contest to debut new songs and songwriters to the community while getting feedback from professional musicians. The event runs every Tuesday night and all ages are welcome. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Boulder Creek Acoustic Guitar, proceeds go to Guitars Not Guns. INFO: All shows begin at 6 p.m. Britannia Arms of Capitola, 110 Monterey Ave., Capitola. Free.

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ESPRESSIVO ORCHESTRA—HEAVENLY DELIGHTS A small, intense orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony on Thursday evening, Feb. 15, at Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz. The ensemble will play this most popular of Mahler’s symphonies in a recent, already much-performed version for 14 players by Klaus Simon. 7:30 p.m. Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. 2478505. $37/$29/$5. DJ A.D. Come out every Thursday evening to dance, drink, and play some pool. 21 and up. 9 p.m. The Castaways, 3623 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. Free.


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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 >36



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Ancient Chinese Full Body Deep Tissue Table Massage

Pack (1) $28/hr. ~ Pack (2) $48/hr. Locally owned business serving local people living healthy lives.

China Foot Massage & Reflexology Call for appointment 831-464-0168 4140 Ste. “T” Capitola Rd (By Big 5, Near D.M.V.) Open 7 days a week 10am–10pm


PARTNER YOGA AND WINE TASTING Share sacred energy the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at Poetic Cellars Winery. Wine tasting will follow the class. 10 a.m.-Noon. Poetic Cellars, 5000 N. Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel. 462-3478.

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.



CALENDAR 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. ALCHEMICAL CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND IMMERSION Join us for a deep sonic journey into healing on a cellular level with harmonic crystal bowls. Feel free to sit up or lay down in a restorative pose and receive this uniquely relaxing expression of compassion. Immerse your whole being in healing crystal bowl sound resonance and Michele’s angelic voice. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Watsonville Yoga, Dance and Healing Arts, 375 N. Main St., Watsonville. 247-1489 or


TUESDAY 2/20 BEATLES VS. STONES MUSICAL SHOWDOWN The battle of these two titans has shaken the rock ’n’ roll community for decades. Tattoo You or Abbey Road? Is Ringo more unfortunate looking than Keith? Is Paul even alive? Well, now we will finally know, because the ultimate showdown will be decided right here in Santa Cruz, obviously. All ages welcome. INFO: 8:00 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $40/$60.


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Council. 10 a.m.-Noon. 8500 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond. 420-6115 or santacruzmuseum. org. 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 2/19 ARTS ADULT ARTS AND CRAFTS Come join us at the Felton Library every Sunday as we build community through art and supporting each

other in our creative activities. Attendants are encouraged to bring their own portable projects to work on, though something will be provided if you don’t bring something. Let’s have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters. 2-4:30 p.m. Felton Library, 6299 Gushee St., Felton. Free.

FOOD & WINE BUBBLES AND BOOK CHATTER AT CANTINE WINE PUB IN APTOS Our Community Reads continues to celebrate Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime with Bubbles and Book Chatter at the Cantine Wine Pub in Aptos. Come with your friends and book club buddies for an informal discussion about Born a Crime. Cantine will feature a Trevor Noah Xhosa Mimosa. Noon-2 p.m. Cantine Winepub, 8050 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Free.

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. HEMLOCK This is our monthly Craft Night at a new location. Held every third Monday. Come and spend a low-key evening hanging with other hands-on folks. Knit, color, sculpt, wire-wrap or anything, really. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Avalon Visions Center for Creative Spirituality, 2815 Porter St., Soquel. Free.

CLASSES UC CALIFORNIA NATURALIST PROGRAM 2018: ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW The California Naturalist class will introduce you to the wonders of California’s unique ecology and engage you in the stewardship of our natural communities. This intensive certification program will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips, and project-based learning to immerse you in the natural world of the Central Coast. UCSC Arboretum, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. 502-2998 or index.html. $400.

TUESDAY 2/20 CLASSES FIND OUT ABOUT THE PERFECT RHODODENDRON FOR THE SMALL PATIO AND CONTAINER GARDEN Many people think that rhododendrons are too big for patio and container gardening (though practically any rhododendron can thrive in a container the size of a half wine barrel), but there are two types of rhododendrons, maddenies and vireyas, that are perfect for patio and container growing. 6:30 p.m. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. Free. TUESDAY TEA TIME: HEART-HEALTHY FOODS Join Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian and discover what hearthealthy foods are high in antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, and learn how to reverse inflammation to prevent heart disease. Enjoy samples. 1-2 p.m. New Leaf MArket, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-1306 or Free.

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. 3500253 or

MUSIC GINNY MITCHELL Ginny Mitchell’s music is a “rootsy” mix of Americana, folk and country, played with an honest soulful delivery. An accomplished singer, writer and instrumentalist, Ginny began singing at age 4 and playing guitar at 12. Family-friendly venue. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse, 1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. Free. BEATLES VS. STONES—A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN The two greatest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time face off as the Rio Theatre hosts tributes to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction, and the International Rolling Stones Show engage in a musical showdown of the hits. 8 p.m. Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave., Soquel. 423-8209 or $60/$40.



Maitra Lecture: Nirupama Menon Rao on “Diplomacy and the Feminist Voice” FEBRUARY 23 | 7:30PM UC SANTA CRUZ, COLLEGES NINE/TEN MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM FREE ADMISSION

Ambassador Rao examines the history of women in diplomacy, the idea of feminist foreign policy, and how public diplomacy through social media transcends gender in foreign affairs.

The Architectural Sensorium

Rare and Extraordinary Plants Lecture Series



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.

“Conserving Plants on a Changing Planet,” with Evan P. Meyer, assistant director, Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, UCLA.


One of the premier sitarists performing today, Nishat Khan carries forward the 400-year tradition of India’s most famous family of classical musicians.


UC Santa Cruz Men’s Rugby vs. University of Nevada at Reno



Professor Carl Walsh presents “From the Great Inflation to the Great Recession and Beyond: The Interplay of Monetary Theory and Policy”—a lecture about the Great Inflation of the 1970s, the Great Moderation to 2007, and the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008.

Rare and Extraordinary Plants Lecture Series


Two outsiders become unlikely friends in this drama from filmmaker Andrea Segre about a single mother from China who has come to Italy to provide a better life for herself and her son.

Ever Curious: Maryjo Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration THROUGH MARCH 16 UC SANTA CRUZ, ELOISE PICKARD SMITH GALLERY FREE ADMISSION

Local artist Maryjo Koch combines a precise rendering of detail with elements of whimsy, speaking to a reverence and wonder for the natural world.


“Observations from an Original Australian Garden: The Weird and Wonderful Birds of Australia,” with Professor Bruce Lyon, on the distinct— even bizarre—birds that associate with Australian plants.

An African American and Latinx History of the United States Book Talk with Author Paul Ortiz FEBRUARY 22 | 7PM UC SANTA CRUZ, COLLEGES NINE/TEN MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM FREE ADMISSION

Crossings Film Series: Io sono Li (“Shun Li and the Poet”)


Paul Ortiz presents a politically charged narrative on the intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights.


Graduate students distill years of academic research into a compelling and accessible three-minute talk conveying the impact of their work.

Spoken/Unspoken: Forms of Resistance Exhibition THROUGH MARCH 17 UC SANTA CRUZ, SESNON GALLERY FREE ADMISSION

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.


A Raisin in the Sun MARCH 7

Climate Policy Lecture MARCH 13

Best of LASER APRIL 27–29

Alumni Weekend


Indian Classical Music Concert Series

52nd Annual Faculty Research Lecture





Kim Arzate was a Spanish teacher who always wanted to be a country singer. In early 2015, she decided to follow this passion and form a band. At first, their style was too varied—country, pop, rock, etc. Also, she didn’t gel with the other members, except for guitarist Eric Bumgarner Widell. So the two of them reformed the group with new members as West of Nashville. Now it’s a strictly country-rock band.


“I was kind of placating some of the other people that were in the original lineup, thinking that’s what they really wanted to do, but it wasn’t really what I wanted to do,” Arzate says. “I got way more success with my band as soon as we got focused and started playing what we really wanted to play.”


The Santa Cruz music scene includes a lot of Americana, bluegrass, and country-punk bands, but what West of Nashville plays is something fairly unique around here: actual country music. The group has done really well in the South County so far, but are excited to play more gigs in Santa Cruz County, like this week’s show at the Crow’s Nest. “We definitely have a niche that we’re filling, because there isn’t really anybody doing what we’re doing. So that’s been really great,” Arzate says. “There’s a little bit of, ‘hmm, we don’t know about country.’ We’re hoping to break that mold a little bit. Country’s really popular.” AARON CARNES INFO: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Crow’s Nest, 2218 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. $5. 476-4560.



LAURA LOVE DUO In the 1990s and 2000s, singer-songwriter Laura Love released a stream of well-received albums, and was a popular presence on the folk and festival scene. Then she disappeared from the public eye. In 2017, after what she has called a “savage couple of years” recovering from an assault and the death of her sister, Love returned to life as a touring musician—flanked by standout guitarist Terry Hunt, and with a new batch of songs and a repertoire that includes gospel tunes, field hollers, Civil Rights-era songs and socially conscious originals. Word is, she’s better than ever. Also on the bill: local folk favorite Henhouse with Sherry Austin. CAT JOHNSON INFO: 7:30 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $25/gen, $40/gold. 423-8209.


FRONT COUNTRY San Francisco’s Front Country always knew they’d be swimming upstream

in the acoustic American-roots music world. It’s not just because they lay their heads in the concrete jungles of San Francisco’s Mission District; the members’ past musical influences touch on just about every genre besides Americana (jazz, classical, soul, electropop). But the quintet has played to their weakness and carved out an elegant, eclectic indie-folk sound that’s rooted in ’70s folk-rock and heartfelt soul music. You won’t see any cowboy hats, but you also won’t miss them. AC INFO: 7:30 p.m. Don Quixote’s, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $12. 335-2800.


OAKTOWN > NOLA Berkeley Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades has spent a fair amount of time in New Orleans over the last 15 years, including numerous gigs with alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr., scion of a storied Crescent City musical clan. Blades is the junior partner in a project that adds two other illustrious artists into the mix. Soul-steeped vocalist Linda Tillery has been a Bay Area institution since the late 1960s, while bebop drummer Mike Clark earned acclaim as a funk

innovator with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. ANDREW GILBERT INFO: 7 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $25/adv, $30/door. 427-2227.


OPEN THE DOOR FOR THREE Open the Door for Three may not be the most intuitive name for a Celtic band, but the trio’s musical pedigree speaks for itself. Comprising fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders, the members have appeared with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, String Sisters, Secret Garden, Anúna, the New York Pops and more. Drawing inspiration and material from centuries-old tunes, the band then reworks them, adding their own original melodies and instrumentation to reveal something timeless and fresh. CJ INFO: 7:30 p.m. Michaels on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. $18/adv, $20/door. 479-9777.


PEARL CHARLES If you listen closely to the latest




record by L.A. singer-songwriter Pearl Charles, you will hear traces of blues, acid-rock, southern-rock and indie-folk. But at its core, it’s gentle pop music, the kind that would have fit snugly on ’70s AM radio. Charles’ voice blends in with the music in such a subtle way that you never realize she’s telling you what to feel. AC INFO: 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $12. 429-6994.


THE BLASTERS Four decades ago, brothers Phil and Dave Alvin formed the Blasters with Bill Bateman and John Bazz to play what they called “American Music.” With a blend of country, mountain music, punk and early rock’n’ roll, the Blasters were on the forefront of the 1980s rockabilly revival. Over the years the band has continued to be an inspiration to rockers and punks alike. This week, the current line-up of Dave Alvin, Bill Bateman, John Bazz, and Keith Wyatt return to Santa Cruz. MAT WEIR INFO: 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 479-1854.

FRED EAGLESMITH Fred Eaglesmith is a wildcard of contemporary folk and roots music. One of the most talented singer-songwriters of our time, he’s also outspoken, irreverent and nontraditional. He bears as much similarity to a steampunk carny as he does to a run-of-themill folk singer—and that suits him just fine. With dozens of albums to his name and a loyal fanbase of “Fred Heads,” Eaglesmith is a true original who shuns the music industry in favor of authenticity, accessibility and independence. This Friday, Eaglesmith is joined by showstopping singer-songwriter Tif Ginn, who is also his wife. CJ INFO: 7:30 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $25/gen, $40/gold. 427-2227.


DR. OCTAGON Celebrating two decades of strangeness, the mysterious Dr. Octagon will be performing at the Catalyst for a one-night, hip-hop experience not to be forgotten. Originally created by OG MC Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon has been a favorite persona of hip-hop

heads who have a clue, even after he was killed off—twice. This rare, live performance will also feature an all-star line-up of producer Dan the Automator and turntablist, QBert, who were both integral parts of the 1996 Dr. Octagon debut album, Dr. Octagonecologyst. MW

INFO: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $15/adv, $20/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to before 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $28/adv, $30/door. 429-4135.


BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL A trip to Brazil would definitely be the best way to celebrate Carnaval this year. But with rent skyrocketing these days, who can afford a plane ticket to anywhere? Fortunately, Santa Cruz is home to the one and only SambaDá, a truly unique Brazilian experience. But they are only one piece of the puzzle this year at the Brazilian Carnaval show. The all-star group includes Pato Banton, DJ Oscar, and Pierre Onassis, the singer for famed Brazilian band Olodum. If you don’t come out to this party, you will hang your head in shame at the office on Monday morning. AC INFO: 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $25. 479-1854.


Berkeley born and raised rapper. Friday at Catalyst JUDO NO

Local international fusion group. Friday at Blue Lagoon JIMMIE DALE GILMORE & DAVE ALVIN

Americana legends. Sunday at Kuumbwa JULIAN LAGE TRIO

Standout jazz guitarist. Monday at Kuumbwa BEATLES VS. STONES

Rock tribute bands. Tuesday at Rio Theatre




Comedian Hari Kondabolu is described by fellow comic and collaborator W. Kamau Bell as “the comedy equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human-rights rally.” Possessing sharp intelligence, a social consciousness and a knack for crafting smart, well-structured jokes, the Brooklynbased Kondabolu is one of the top political comics working today. Host of his own Comedy Central special, he’s also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show and more. On Feb. 24, Kondabolu returns to Santa Cruz.


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




Friday February 16th 8:30pm $20/25 American Music Since 1979


Saturday February 17th 8:30pm $25

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL W/ PETER ONASSIS (OLODUM) SAMBADA, PATO BANTON & MORE Sunday February 18th 9pm $12/15 Live Jamaican Reggae With

NORRISMAN + KAVA JAH Wednesday February 21st 8pm $9/12 Bluegrass Triple Bill







ABBOTT SQUARE MARKET 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz THE APPLETON GRILL 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville

Baile Sonidero 9p


SAT Matt Masih & the Messenger Free 6:30-9:30p Backyard Blues Band & the Ville Band 8p

Lloyd Whitely 1p Kid Andersen & John Rockin’ Johnny Burgin “Blues” Boyd 6-8p 6-8p

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

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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

Gold Town Burlesque, JUDO NO & Thrown Out Bones $5 9p

Black Pussy, Lords Of Beacon House, The Bad Light $7 9p

Afro/Latin/Cumbia/Funk/Reggae FEBRUARY 14-20, 2018 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM



Sunday February 25th 8:30pm $20/25 The Keepers Of The Flame


WWW.MOESALLEY.COM 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 831.479.1854



Virgil Thrasher & Blind Rick 6-8p

Mojo Mix 6-8p

Buddy Wakefield $20 6p, The Box (Goth Night) 9p

Metal Monday 9p

Saucy Square Dance $5 9p

Wednesdays Unplugged Billy & the Boys 9p-2a Free 6:30p

Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

Karaoke with Ed Greene 9p

Comedy Night 9p

Pool Free

Pool Free

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

Karaoke 8p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

Spun 9p-12:15a

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Little Stranger Free 8p

Karaoke Free 8p

Swing Dance $5 5:30p Furiosa Do Rights Burlesque $5 Free 8p Brave Mystics Free 8p

SC Jazz Society Free 3:30p Mammoth Grinder 8p

The Holy Knives Free 8p

Comedy w/ Shwa Free 8p

BRITANNIA ARMS 110 Monterey Ave, Capitola

Karaoke 9-12:30a

CATALYST 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Dr. Octagon $28/$30 8p Diet Cig $13/$15 8:30p

Marty Grimes $14/$17 8:30p

Buku $14/$18 8:30p

OPEN LATE EVERY NIGHT! THURSDAY 2/15 (((folkYEAH!))) Presents:


Doors 8:30pm/Show 9pm $12 dOOR

FRIday 2/16




w / BYLINES AND JUNCO Show 9pm $8 door

tuesday 2/20

7 COME 11 Show 9pm $6 Door




Show 9pm $15 adv $15 door MIDTOWN SANTA CRUZ 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz


Singer/Songwriter Showcase 9p-12:30a

Karaoke 9-12:30a


Saturday February 24th 9pm $20


THE BLUE LOUNGE 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Rock, Americana & Roots Music



Lucha War / Lucha Libre 7:30p

James Murray 6-8p

Al Frisby 6-8p

Thursday February 22nd 9pm $7/10

Live Reggae CD Release Party


Broken Shades 6-8p

APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos


Friday February 23rd 9pm $7/10


MØ & Cashmere Cat $28/$30 7p

Datsik $24-$28 8p Enter Shikari $19/$22 8:30p



CAVA CAPITOLA WINE BAR 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Ariana Rice Free 6:30p

CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

Hippo Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

CORK AND FORK 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola

Open Mic Free 7-10p

CREPE PLACE 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz CROW’S NEST 2218 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz



Mabanza Groove Free 6:30-9:30p


Kip Allert Free 7-10p

West of Nashville $5 8:30p

John Michael sings Sinatra Free 7-10p Bobcat Rob Armenti & the Nightly Howl $8 9p



Dave D’Oh Free 7-10p





DON QUIXOTE’S 6275 Hwy 9, Felton


Rockin’ Johnny Burgin Free 3-6p

Talkie, Bylines, Junco $8 9p

Funk Night ft. 7 Come 11 $6 9p

Ginny Mitchel Free 6-9p

Flingo Free 7:30p

KUUMBWA JAZZ 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Tuck & Patti 7:30p SOLD OUT

Fred Eaglesmith Duo $25-$40 7:30p

Sin Sisters Burlesque $20-$40 7:30p

Sunday, February 18 • 7:30 pm

Monday, February 19 • 7 pm

Roadhouse Karaoke Free 8p Oaktown > NOLA $25/$30 6p


Soul Doubt Free 8p

HENFLING’S 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

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

Live Comedy $7 9p

Pride & Joy $20 8p

THE FISH HOUSE 972 Main St, Watsonville

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

Wonder Free 7:15p Front Country $12 7:30p

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

Coastal Ramblers Free 6-9p You Knew Me When Free 6:30-8:30p


Don MacAngus & Friends Free 4-7p

The John Michael Band Isaac & The Haze $6 9p $7 9:30p

DAV. ROADHOUSE 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport DISCRETION BREWING 2703 41st Ave, Soquel

Wednesday, February 14 • 7:30 pm

KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

Pearl Charles, Acid $12 9p Tsunami $3 7:30p


Celebrating Creativity Since 1975

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Dave Alvin $25-$40 7:30p

Julian Lage Trio 7p SOLD OUT

JULIAN LAGE TRIO Guitar-led trio inspired by the pre-bop era melding of jazz, country and swing..

1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Thursday, February 22 • 7 pm

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. Wed. Special Valentine’s Dinner Feb 14 View the menu on our website Thu Open the Door for Three Feb 15 High-octane trio of Irish musicians 7:30 $18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Wed Feb 21 7:30

Shakey Zimmerman Unplugged

Songs of Bob Dylan & Neil Young $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

COMING UP Thu Feb 22 Steven Graves Band plus Jack Lawton & Daniel Vee Lewis Fri Feb 23 Medicine Road plus The Drool Pigs Sat Feb 24 Stormin’ Norman & The Cyclones Wed Feb 28 Cruz Control with Patti Maxine

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Full Concert Calendar :

2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073

MILES ELECTRIC BAND An all-star ensemble revisiting the repertoire from Miles Davis’ iconic electric period. AT THE RIO THEATRE Friday, March 2 • 7 & 9 pm

BOOKER T. JONES One of the icons of soul music, heard on countless beloved hits. Monday, March 5 • 7 pm

CLAUDIA VILLELA & KENNY WERNER Masterful vocal/piano interpretations of Brazilian music and jazz. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Wednesday, March 7 • 7 pm


Unless noted advance tickets at Dinner served one hour before Kuumbwa prsented concerts. Premium wines & beer available. All ages welcome.

320-2 Cedar St | Santa Cruz 831.427.2227


Fri 7th Wave Feb 16 HAPPY HOUR 5:00 NO COVER Fri Wheelhouse Feb 16 8:00 Chinese New Year’s G. Dead Celebration $10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + Sat Joint Chiefs Feb 17 8:00 Funk, acid jazz & classic R&B $6 adv./$6 door dance- ages 21+ Sun Grateful Sunday Feb 18 5:30 Grateful Dead Tunes NO COVER


Wednesday, February 28 • 7:30 pm


International Music Hall and Restaurant FINE MEXICAN AND AMERICAN FOOD

FLYNN’S CABARET AND STEAKHOUSE will be presenting its Grand Opening soon! Farm-to-table, non-GMO with 40% Vegan, Vegetarian menu. Thu Feb 15 Fri Feb 16

Front Country Forging a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future $12 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21+ 7:30pm

Saqi + KR3TURE + Driftr

Live Acoustic + Electronic Dance Music


MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Pride & Joy

MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Legendary Bay Area R&B Band

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


MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

Featuring Live Horns, Guitar and MCs

$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+ 9:00pm Sat Feb 17

LIVE MUSIC Virgil Thrasher & Blind Rick Free 6p

Crunkcertified! 9p



David Luning & Loveangelists $10/$13 7:30p

The Blasters $20/$25 8p

Brazilian Carnival 2018 $25/$30 8p

Norris Man & Kava Jah $12/$15 8p

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

Trevor Williams 9:30p

Trivia 8p

Asher Stern Free 10p-12a

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

Aaron Avila 6p

Alex Lucero 6p

Thu Mar 1

Big Youth

Sat Mar 3

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

Toby Gray & Friends 6:30p

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Laura Love Duo $25/$40 7:30p

Amelia White



Rob Vye Free 6p

Hip-Hop w/ DJ Marc 9:30p

John Michael Band 2p Open Mic 8-11p

Open Mic 4 -7p

Foreverland Electrifying 14-Piece $25 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm

Sun Mar 4

Broken Shades Free 6p

Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p

Joint Chiefs 2p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

Tribute to Michael Jackson


Masih & the Messengers Blind Rick Free 7p Free 7p

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


Dennis Herrera Free 6p

99 BOTTLES 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz

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


Al Frisby 1p Blues Mechanics 6p

Langhorne Slim

Powerhouse Grateful Dead Tribute


Lloyd Whitley Free 6p

Fri Feb 23

The China Cats


Rob Vye Free 6p

NEW BOHEMIA BREWERY 1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz

Sat Feb 24


Grateful Sundays Free 5:30p

Tom Russell CD Release “Folk Hotel” Presented by (((folkYEAH!))) $15 adv./$18 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm


Joint Chiefs $6 8p

Thu Feb 22

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


Open the Door for Three 7th Wave Free 5p $18/$20 7:30p Wheelhouse $10 8p

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night 8p Moshe Vilozny & Friends 6:30p

Traditional Hawaiian Music 6:30p

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Zeppelin Live

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The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

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Papa’s Bag

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John Brothers Piano Company Stride, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal Balkan band from Oakland

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Mary Gauthier

Release of new album co-written with combat veterans

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The Contribution All Star Jam Band

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018 7pm Mar 9

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

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WAITING FOR TROUBLE L.B. Williams plays the uncle of Emmett Till in the poignant short film based on a tragic true

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ledgling directors have been cutting their teeth on short-form films since the invention of celluloid. But there was no way for the public to view their efforts—not even the buzziest ones anointed with an Academy Award nomination— except to troll the festival circuit. Then the Academy got the bright idea to start packaging each year’s Oscar-nominated short films in two programs to play in movie theaters—one featuring all five nominated live-action shorts, and a second featuring all five animated nominees (plus a few extras, to bump it up to feature-length).

These programs are a showcase for new talent. Released in the month between when Oscar nominations are announced in January, and the actual ceremony (March 4, this year), they’re also another way to promote the upcoming broadcast. The 2018 editions of the Oscar Nominated Short Films are in theaters now—two separate programs with two separate admissions. If I was forced to pick a favorite, I’d go with the Animated Shorts, as they are far more stylistically diverse, and in a format that encourages creative imagination. The Live-Action nominees represent a broader

range of racially and culturally diverse experience, which evoke some powerful responses. Purists planning to see both should start with the more serious-minded LiveAction Shorts, then treat themselves to the Animated Shorts for dessert! The centerpiece of the Animated program is Revolting Rhymes, from Jakob Schuch and Jan Lachauer (U.K.). Adapted from a collection of fairy tale-inspired poems by Roald Dahl, it’s a sly, subversive mash-up of classic tales conveyed in Dahl’s waspishly elegant verse. A dapper wolf (voice by Dominic West) spins a tale for a sweet little old lady in a tea shop in which strands of Snow White,

Little Red Riding Hood, and The Three Little Pigs are woven into a fiendishly clever narrative where little girls are not as helpless as they seem, and “goodness” does not always prevail. Garden Party, by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon (France) boasts astonishingly life-like animation of frogs, toads, butterflies, and other wild creatures who are gradually overrunning an abandoned mansion. (Funny, although the story’s payoff doesn’t amount to much.) Daniel Agdag’s Lost Property Office (Australia) isn’t even one of the nominees, but the retro-steampunk vibe in this dialogue-free sepiatoned tale of a lowly clerk in a lostproperty office underneath a metro station is completely beguiling. The most moving of the live-action films is The Silent Child by Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton (U.K.), in which a compassionate young audiologist bonds with a 6-year-old deaf girl whose well-meaning family is too busy to engage with her. Watu Wote/All Of Us, by Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, (Germany) tells a harrowing true story of Muslims and Christians protecting each other on a bus trip between Kenya and Somalia when their bus is invaded by terrorists. Kevin Wilson Jr.’s My Nephew Emmett (U.S.), set in Mississippi in 1955, is a dark elegy exploring events leading to one of our nation’s most notorious racial crimes, told with stark, potent grace. Reed Van Dyk’s DeKalb Elementary (U.S.) feels far less authentic, unable to evoke resonance out of its fictional story of a would-be school shooter. And The Eleven O’Clock, by Derin Seale and Josh Lawson (Australia) switches gears in a clever, Pythonesque comic tale of a psychiatrist and a particularly annoying patient. At the end of each program is an invitation from the Academy to you, the public, to submit your predictions for this year’s Oscar winners. I’ve made my predictions; check back in a couple of weeks and compare your notes to mine. OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS Animated: Not rated. 83 minutes. Live-Action: Not rated. 100 minutes.

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FILM NEW THIS WEEK BLACK PANTHER After months of jaw-droppingly cool trailers and ever-more revealing clips, anticipation for this latest Marvel comic adaptation is at a fever pitch. The character at the center of this story, T’Challa (played here by Chadwick Boseman), goes all the way back to 1966, and was the first character of African descent in a major American comic. Incredibly, it took more than 25 years of development hell for this adaptation to finally reach the big screen—but it’s finally here, primed to be one of the biggest movies of the year. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Co-starring Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Angela Bassett. (PG-13) 134 minutes. (SP)


EARLY MAN Move over, Captain Caveman! Aardman Animations, the people who brought you Wallace and Gromit, are back with the story of a caveman who has to help his tribe win a soccer game—or lose their village to some Bronze Age bullies. Directed by Nick Park. With the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams. (PG) 89 minutes. (SP)


FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL This is not only a film, but a true statement. It just doesn’t happen! Oh, the film? It’s based on the memoir of Peter Turner (played here by Jamie Bell), about his relationship with eccentric 1950s movie star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). Directed by Paul McGuigan. Co-starring Vanessa Redgrave and Julie Walters. (R) 105 minutes. (SP) THE INSULT Kmel El-Basha won a Best Actor award at the 2017 Venice Film Festival for his performance in this film about an insult that spirals out of control and becomes a court case between a Lebanese Christian and a Muslim Palestinian refugee. A media circus ensues. This film from writer-director Ziad Doueiri is an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Co-starring Adel Karam and Camille Salameh. (R) 112 minutes. (SP) 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.(SP) 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. (SP) 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) 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 co-star. (PG-13) 127 minutes. (SP) 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) 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.

HOSTILES Christian Bale plays a U.S. Cavalry captain who escorts a Cheyenne war chief and his family from New Mexico to Montana. Directed by Scott Cooper. Costarring Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi. (R) 134 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, Allison Janney, and Caitlin Carver. (R) 119 minutes. (LJ) OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS Reviewed this issue. 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. THE SHAPE OF WATER You could call it Beauty and the Beast meets The Creature From the Black Lagoon, but that doesn't suggest the profound emotional pull and dramatic resonance of this bewitching new movie from Guillermo del Toro. Sally Hawkins is marvelous as a mute, spinsterish woman mopping floors at a secret, Cold War-era government research facility, who bonds with a captive amphibious man (soulful Doug Jones) — a sentient being capable of intelligence and compassion. In small deft strokes, theirs becomes one of the most

compelling, fanciful, and satisfying love stories of the year — in the name of diversity, tolerance, and the right to fall in love with whoever you choose. Del Toro's sheer joy of filmmaking is contagious in this evocative modern fairy-tale. Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins co-star. (R) 123 minutes. (LJ) THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Frances McDormand is superb as a middleaged mother with a spectacularly vulgar mouth, a fearless takeno-prisoners attitude, and a relentless drive to see justice done after the unsolved murder of her teenage daughter. Another actress might chomp on the scenery with extra relish and hot sauce, but McDormand plays her small and close, with her volatility —and vulnerability—boiling at the surface. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are also great in this layered and complex morality play from playwright-filmmaker Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) — once again mixing raucously funny dialogue and irreverent observation of human nature with an uncompromising sense of morality. Directed by McDonagh. Co-starring Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish and Peter Dinklage. (R) 115 minutes. (LJ) WINCHESTER I certainly didn’t think it was possible to make the Winchester Mystery House boring, but this movie manages it. The incredible story of Sarah Winchester and how she built her house to confuse the ghosts of those killed by her family’s guns gets muddled beyond recognition, and even Helen Mirren as the grand dame of weird architecture can’t save it. She and Jason Clarke (as a doctor tasked with determining her mental state) hold the ridiculousness together for most of the first half, but writer-directors the Spierig brothers simply didn’t have a clue what to do with this. What a waste. Written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig. Co-starring Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook. (PG-13) 99 minutes. (SP)


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7:00 FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL Fri 2/16 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:05; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 12:20, 2:45, 5:15,

7:45, 10:05; Tue 2/20 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:05 LADY BIRD Wed 2/14, Thu 2/15 2:45, 5:00, 7:45, 9:55; Fri 2/16-Tue 2/20 4:40, 9:50 OSCAR SHORTS: ANIMATION Wed 2/14, Thu 2/15 2:30, 7:15; Fri 2/16-Tue 2/20 3:00, 7:30 OSCAR SHORTS: LIVE ACTION Wed 2/14, Thu 2/15 4:20, 9:10; Fri 2/16 5:00, 9:30; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 12:40,

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THE 15:17 TO PARIS Wed 2/14-Fri 2/16 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 10:45, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30;

Tue 2/20 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 BLACK PANTHER Thu 2/15 7:00, 10:00; Fri 2/16 12:30, 2:00, 3:35, 6:40, 8:10, 9:45; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 10:55,

12:30, 2:00, 3:35, 6:40, 8:10, 9:45; Tue 2/20 12:30, 2:00, 3:35, 6:40, 8:10, 9:45 BLACK PANTHER 3D Fri 2/16-Tue 2/20 5:05 DEN OF THIEVES Wed 2/14 3:30, 9:30 EARLY MAN Thu 2/15 5:00, 7:10, 9:20; Fri 2/16 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 10:40, 12:50,

3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30; Tue 2/20 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 FIFTY SHADES FREED Wed 2/14-Fri 2/16 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 11:00, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15,

10:00; Tue 2/20 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 HOSTILES Wed 2/14 12:40, 6:35; Thu 2/15 12:40 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Wed 2/14-Fri 2/16 1:25, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50; Sat 2/17-Mon 2/19 10:40,

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t was a sudden parting of the ways. The Oasis umbrella entity that housed both the restaurant Matambre, and the tasting room for Uncommon Brewers closed its doors two weeks ago. Chris Laveque, entrepreneur of El Salchichero who teamed up with Uncommon Brewers in the ambitious—and very spacious—venture behind River St. Cafe had a few reflections to share. “Its bittersweet that things have come to an end,” says Laveque. “It has taught me a lot in the several months we were open and the many

years it took to get open.” Laveque wanted to clarify that Matambre was solely responsible for the food, and Uncommon for the beer, and front of the house. “We had a few things plague us from the start, the main being the name. It was envisioned as a tasting room for Uncommon Brewers but with no direct name association it was not viewed as that by the public,” he says. He’s right about that. Name recognition is something to be leveraged. “In the end we were known for the food, a different direction than


what was envisioned by Uncommon Brewers.” Leveque also noted that there were no wine options available for those who preferred something other than beer. “There are many groups of people who do not drink beer—we had no option for them,” he says. Meanwhile, “the butcher shop is doing great as we enter our eighth year in this space,” the artisanal butcher noted. “We’re continuing to grow and are looking at some fun new projects here as well.” Stay tuned.

Ladies who lunch find a lot to like at Gabriella, especially when uber-host Paul Cocking is on site as he was last Tuesday. Rita and I succumbed to some feather-light, fresh focaccia as well as two gorgeous seafood entrees. Rita’s buxom salad topped with a filet of true cod was lovely, but my rainbow trout over creamy polenta was even better. We celebrated the fine weather by sharing a glass of white wine and an order of affogato. Rita ate the vanilla gelato, and I scarfed down the chocolate cookie with sea salt. Happy day.

MUTARI BI-LOCATION Hmmm, just exactly where are those chocolatiers of Mutari? Well, as co-owner Katy Oursler explained, they are in two locations. The shop and factory live at Front Street, with its extended drink menu and indoor seating. Except when Mutari inhabits “an extended Pop-Up” of grab-andgo items in the bouncy little Pacific Avenue space next door to Assembly. Hope this clarifies things for you. It does for me. Chocolate. Always a great idea. Heads up: Mutari is open today, Valentine’s Day from noon until 9 p.m. Chocolate. Valentine’s favorite! 504A Front St., Santa Cruz.

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What’s the main idea behind Twisted Tasting? EMILY THOMAS: Twisted Tasting showcases the local breweries, but also I would go out and bring back all of the crazy beers I could find from my travels and pour them at the event. I think the first beer that inspired me was at Great American Beer Festival 11 years ago. It was a porter with bacon and it was from a brewery called Right Brain in Michigan. It was actually pretty good. It had some of the smoky qualities of bacon with the porter. It opened my eyes to a lot of different things that could be done with beer.

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f you’re looking for something different to drink around Valentine’s Day, then I suggest you get a bottle of Osocalis’ Rare Alambic Brandy ($45) as something special to share. Osocalis is a small family-run distillery based in Soquel, where the art of brandy production is carried out using alambic Charentais stills, and aging is done in classic-sized oak cooperage. The Charentais still is made of copper and comes with a distinctive onion-shaped wine preheater—an intricate, archaiclooking contraption which looks like something the sorcerer’s apprentice might use. The Rare Alambic is made from several varietals, including Pinot Noir, Semillon and Colombard, and blended to reveal its rich fruit qualities and create a notable mouthful of fiery elegance. Osocalis, the original Native American name for Soquel, is a small-production operation run by Daniel Farber and Jeff Emery—Farber being the founder and Emery coming on board as a

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CAPTURING MONSTERS Wednesday is Valentine’s day. On this day let us “be of love a little more careful than of everything.” (e. e. cummings poem). It is also the day Lent begins. Do we eat that chocolate, or don’t we? That is the question! We are in our last week of Aquarius, the “light that shines on Earth and across the seas, shining in the dark, purifying the dark, until the dark is gone.” Aquarius prepares us for Pisces. Aquarius is the “waters of life for thirsty humanity.” Pisces is the “waters that save humanity.” One serves, the other “saves.” Thursday is Aquarius new moon and eclipse of the Sun (27 degrees Aquarius)—the Sun and moon together at new moon times, creating something new. Where is 27 degrees Aquarius in everyone’s chart? The solar eclipse tells us that something essential in our lives has fallen away, its work complete. Friday, in the lunisolar calendar, is Losar

(Tibetan Buddhism) and Chinese New Year of the Yang Brown Earth Dog. Dog is an auspicious and kindly animal, communicative, serious, symbolizing good fortune and loyalty. Dog people are devoted, sincere, independent, harmonious and unafraid of difficulties. They have courage, are sensitive, clever and responsible. Dog people have the ability to capture monsters, if necessary. During the Chinese New Year festival, there are explosions of light and sound and firecrackers, ringing bells with dragon and lion dances. The Tibetans celebrate Losar, their New Year, with prayer, sacred folk dances, ceremonies of purification and the hanging of new prayer flags. The festival lasts two weeks, till March 1, at the full moon, Pisces Solar Lantern festival. Here and there, quince is blooming.

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LIBRA Sep23–Oct22

Your work in the world will be directed, protected and guided more and more by promptings and impressions from above. You are to initiate new ideas, new possibilities, and new probabilities that create new outcomes not reflecting the past. You will meet important people, eventually becoming one yourself. You will need to act with humility while attaining goals. Develop what is necessary to anchor this task. Only you can do this.

You’re thinking about family and friends, love and relationships and what you need. Friends are often Libra’s family. You seek a greater sense of foundation. It may bring up childhood wounds (as it should). We cannot heal or understand until wounds surface. You have the strength to face these, the wisdom to understand, and the love, latent and in potential, to heal and forgive. In emotional times, ignatia amara, the homeopath, soothes and settles grief.

TAURUS Apr21–May21

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21

It’s important to contact people far away concerning future plans, actions, agendas, and perhaps matters of a legal nature. The outer aspects of these interactions hide a deep spiritual purpose. With strength and calmness, speak the truth of your aims and purposes; listen carefully to others. There’s a seed of enlightenment in their words. Be not afraid to ask for all that is needed. Read Matthew 7:7. Share.

You need to enter into more interchanges with those who share your intelligence, loves and interests. You need interchanges of like-minded ideas so you can grow and expand the sense that you are of great value. Then you can experiment with future plans. A new foundation of thought is needed to meet the challenges of the new world we are entering. Remain focused with purposeful intent. Study all the information on how to thrive in a changing world.

GEMINI May 22–June 20


You hold within yourself secret talents, abilities and gifts. They need to be called forth by you with both curiosity and intention. Ask them to reveal themselves and that you recognize them. When you realize your gifts and talents, you must cultivate and protect them. They are the guardians of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self. You and another may need to travel somewhere warm and beautiful. Why would that be?

In observing how your sense of identity has expanded, look to your values. Compare today’s values with values held 14 and then 21 years ago. You’ll realize you’ve deepened into greater responsibility, and achieved a level of success. You ask, “What’s next?” Some Sags wonder if they care anymore. Caring and not caring, both are developmental stages. To the first Sag, remain poised in the Light. Your journey has been long and arduous. To the second Sag, you’re stepping into the unknown. You will be safe there.

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You are the leader and communicator to co-workers and colleagues. Leo is the sign with love at the heart of the matter. Sometimes that love is obscured by hurts, sadness and remembering imperfect interactions in relationships (all relationships are). Sometimes, in our sadness, we turn away from people, lavishing love on pets, gardens, rocks, and trees. It might be good to think of all the people you’ve known. And say to them, “Hello, my friends, hello.” From the heart.

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It’s a special time for you to think upon healing old wounds, bringing together all that has been separated, and finding your way along a new path. Consider what avocations you want to pursue, what talents, gifts and skills you possess. Bring those talents and gifts into a garden with vines of Mandeville, pale roses and hops climbing a tall garden gate. Create this now for summer. Include a swing.

Be careful and discriminating with whom you share future hopes, wishes, visions and dreams. They may not be understood. Careful with your time each day. Plan early what your actions will be. Outline a time schedule. Use discipline. Speak softly, vibrantly and always with love (another discipline). It will soothe disappointments and stabilize all endeavors. Have courage and always be kind.

You’re going to enter into an internal state for a while, interacting and investigating things deep within; things confidential, religious and personal. Do not feel caught up in limitations. Their appearance means you’re working within a certain needed discipline. Place yourself first in the coming days so that you can protect yourself. Tend to health and well-being. This comes first.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

25, 2018. Jan. 31 & 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.

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 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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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 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.

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 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. 18-0055 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,

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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 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,

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.



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

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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0244. The following General Partnership is doing business as BENEAT 135 MEADOW RD., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. KIMBERLY KEANE AND MARGARET KRUSE-TRENHOLME This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: KIMBERLY KEANE AND MARGARET KRUSETRENHOLME. 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 Feb 5, 2018. Feb 14, 21, 28 and Mar 7.

NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0250 The following Individual is doing business as KURA PRODUCTS, 905 VALENCIA RD., APTOS, CA 95003 County of Santa Cruz. CLAUDIO AQUINO. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: CLAUDIO AQUINO. 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 Feb 6, 2018. Feb 14, 21, 28 & Mar 7.

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 26, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 4 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Feb. 7, 2016. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Feb. 14,21,28, & Mar. 7..

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/8/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on FEB 8, 2018. Feb 14, 21, 28 & Mar 7.

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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 with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan. 25,2018. Feb 7,14,21,28


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 GUARDIAN ROCHA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name

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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0184 The following Individual is doing business as WARM HEART BOHEMIAN. 901 PELLUGRINI ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. MATTHEW PHILLIP CLEAVER. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: MATTHEW PHILLIP CLEAVER. 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. 29, 2018. Feb 14, 21, 28, and Mar. 7

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0245 The following Individual is doing business as ASIL SHAW AUTHOR, EULOGY ASSEMBLY THEATRE, LONDON THEATRE INSIGHT, PATIENT ADVOCATE SERVICES 1010 PACIFIC AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060 County of Santa Cruz. LISA WASHAW This business is conducted by an Individual signed: LISA WASHAW. 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 Feb 5, 2018. Feb 14, 21, 28 and Mar 7.

CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF BONNIE JEAN PETERSON CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00405. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner BONNIE JEAN PETERSON has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: BONNIE JEAN PETERSON to: BONNIE JEAN LANGE. 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 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: Feb. 7, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Feb. 14,21,28, & Mar. 7. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0197 The following Corporation is doing business as GREATER PURPOSE, GREATER PURPOSE COMMUNITY CHURCH. 849 ALMAR AVE., STE. C-521, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. GARFIELD PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 849 ALMAR AVE., STE. C-521, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. Al# 71580. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: GARFIELD PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 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. 30, 2018. Feb 14.21,28 and Mar 7. CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF ANITA STRONG CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00413. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner ANITA STRONG has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: ANITA STRONG, ANN MARY STRONG to: ANITA BROZIC STRONG. 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0265 The following Individual is doing business as SANTA CRUZ COIN EXCHANGE. 555 SOQUEL AVE. #270, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. BRIAN WRIGHT ALFGREN. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: BRIAN WRIGHT ALFGREN.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0278 The following Copartnership is doing business as KIDS EXPLORE AFTER SCHOOL. 322 PALM ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. ANGELA DOBKIN, KALEY ROTH & JAIME YOUNG. This business is conducted by a Copartnership signed: JAIME YOUNG. 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 Feb 9, 2018. Feb 14, 21, 28, & Mar 7.

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Cannabis for you. Meet Darren & Jessica He’s: • 35 years old • Father of a toddler • PR Executive • Avid Photographer • Cannabis User “Relaxing with my favorite indica preroll helps me unwind after a long week at work.” She’s: • 33 years old • Mother of a toddler • Event Coordinator • Loves to Cook • Cannabis User “As a busy mom, I’d rather sip from a vapor pen than a glass of wine!”

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3600 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz 8am – 10pm Licenses: M10-17-0000003-TEMP • M10-17-0000002-TEMP • A10-17-0000003-TEMP • A10-17-0000002-TEMP

140 Dubois St, Suite C Santa Cruz 10am – 7pm


Two Locations Open Daily to Adults 21+



Family owned & operated 78 years. 622 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz


WEEKLY SPECIALS Good th r u 2/20/18


WINE & FOOD PAIRING BUTTER-BASTED SWEETHEART STEAKS This fabulous steak is perfect for a romantic Valentines Dinner for two. It’s a boneless and butterflied ribeye! Delicious!



■ PORK LOIN ROAST, Boneless/ 3.98 LB ■ PORK SHOULDER ROAST, Boneless/ 3.29 LB

INGREDIENTS – One 1 1/2” thick Sweetheart steak – Kosher salt – Freshly ground pepper – 2 tablespoons canola oil – 4 tablespoons unsalted butter – 4 thyme sprigs – 3 garlic cloves – 1 rosemary spring






DIRECTIONS Season the rib eye steak all over with salt and freshly ground pepper. Let the meat stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

■ BAY SHRIMP MEAT/ 12.98 LB ■ COOKED PRAWNS, Large/ 12.98 LB ■ CREATIVE SALMON FILLETS, Organic Feed/ 17.98 LB

In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the canola oil until shimmering. Add the steak and cook over high heat until crusty on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn the steak and add the butter, thyme, garlic and rosemary to the skillet. Cook over high heat, basting the steak with the melted butter, garlic and herbs, until the steak are medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes longer. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Then slice the meat across the grain

CALIFORNIA-FRESH, Blemish–free, Local/ Organic: Arrow Citrus Co., Lakeside Organic ■ AVOCADO, Always Ripe and Ready to Eat/ 1.59 ■ BANANAS, Always Ripe/ .89 Lb ■ BROCCOLI CROWNS, Fresh from the Field/ 1.49 LB ■ YELLOW ONIONS, Premium Quality/ .49 LB ■ RED POTATOES, Great Roasted, Baked or Fried/ .89 LB ■ TOMATOES, Roma and Large/ 1.49 Lb ■ NAVEL ORANGES, Sweet and Juicy/ 1.49 Lb ■ LEAF LETTUCE, Red, Green, Romaine, Butter and Iceberg/ 1.19EA ■ ORGANIC BANANAS, Table Ripe/ .99 LB ■ ZUCCHINI SQUASH, Extra Fancy Squash/ 1.19 LB ■ CELERY, Premium Quality/ 1.19 ■ CLUSTER TOMATOES, Ripe on the Vine/ 2.69



ALL NATURAL USDA Choice beef & lamb Local, Organic, Natural, Specialty, Gourmet only corn-fed Midwest pork, Rocky free-range Compare & Save chickens, Mary’s air-chilled chickens, wild-caught seafood, Boar’s Head products. ■ L’AMOURETTE CHOCOLATE, “Made in SF”, 3.5oz/ 4.69 BEEF


■ BARKTHINS, Snacking Chocolates, 4.7oz/ 2.99 ■ POP CHIPS, 5oz, All Kinds/ 2.49 ■ SPINDRIFT, Sparkling Water, 4Pack, 12oz Cans/ 2.99+crv ■ ODWALLA OJ, 1.8Qt/ 4.99

Local Bakeries - Fresh Daily

■ BECKMANN’S, Big California Round, 24oz/ 3.89 ■ WHOLE GRAIN, Great White, 30oz/ 4.19 ■ GAYLE’S, Challah,32oz/ 3.99 ■ KELLY’S, Sweet Baguette, 8oz/ 2.29 ■ SUMANO’S, Sourdough Loaf/ 3.99


Best Buys, Local, Regional, International

Red Wine- Incredible Values

■ 2013 TRUVEE, Red Blend, (Reg 20.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2013 WILD HORSE GSM, (Reg 23.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2012 CANTO DE APALTA, Red Blend, (91WE, Reg 24.99)/ 9.99 ■ 2014 PEPPERJACK, Barossa Red, (Reg 26.99)/ 9.99 ■ 2012 MONTES ALPHA, Syrah, (92WS, Reg 25.99)/ 9.99

Rosé for Valentine’s Day

■ 2015 EOS, Central Coast, (Reg 13.99)/ 7.99 ■ 2015 CAROL SHELTON, Rendezvous Rose/ 11.99 ■ 2016 CASTLE ROCK, Mendocino, (91WE)/ 11.99 ■ 2013 WEST CLIFF, Santa Clara Valley/ 13.99 ■ 2016 MARTIN RAY, Russian River, (91WW)/ 16.99

Celebration Sparklers

■ DOMAINE STE MICHELLE, Brut/ 11.99 ■ GRUET, Blanc De Noirs, (90WS)/ 14.99 ■ BELGIOIOSO MOZZARELLA BALL, “Fresh”, 8oz/ 3.29 ■ CHATEAU ST JEAN, Brut & Brut Rose/ 14.99 ■ LUCIEN ALBRECHT, Brut Rose, (90WE)/ 17.99 ■ ORGANIC VALLEY SLICED MUNSTER, ■ GH MUMM, Cuvée Privilege Brut, (Reg 39.99)/ 29.99 “Great for Sandwiches”, 6oz/ 5.99


■ BOAR’S HEAD HUMMUS, “Best Quality”, 10oz/ 3.29

Chardonnay Deals

■ 2014 PARDUCCI, Mendocino, (90WE)/ 4.99 ■ 2014 CHATEAU ST MICHELLE, (89WS, Reg 14.99)/ 7.99 ■ NIMAN RANCH BACON, “All Flavors”, 12oz/ 7.79 ■ 2016 CHATEAU ST JEAN, Crisp, (Reg 14.99)/ 8.99 Cheese - Best Selection in Santa Cruz ■ 2015 OYSTER BAY, New Zealand, (Reg 13.99)/ 7.99 ■ WISCONSIN SHARP CHEESE, “A Customer Favorite” ■ 2012 METZ ROAD, (92WE, Reg 29.99)/ 9.99 ■ FIELD ROAST SAUSAGES, “Meat Substitute”, 13oz/ 6.49

Average Cuts/ 4.49 Lb Loaf Cuts/ 5.09 Lb ■ DANISH BLUE CHEESE, “Imported”/ 8.49 Lb ■ BABY SWISS, “Boar’s Head Brand”/ 4.09 Lb ■ DRY JACK, “Rumanio Brand”/ 7.69 Lb

Clover Stornetta - Best Price in Santa Cruz ■ WHOLE MILK GREEK YOGURT, 5.3oz/ 1.49 ■ ORGANIC HALF & HALF, Quart/ 3.29 ■ LACTOSE FREE MILK, 1/2 Gallon/ 3.49 ■ ORGANIC KEFIR, 32oz/ 3.79

Connoisseur’s Corner- Bordeaux

■ 2010 CHATEAU LES TROIS CROIX, Fronsac, (92JS)/ 35.99 ■ 2014 CHATEAU LES CRUZELLES, Lalande De Pomerol, 35.99 ■ 2007 CHATEAU BARDE-HAUT, Saint Emililon Grand Cru, (92RP)/ 46.99 ■ 2011 CHATEAU FONBADET, Pauillac, (92WE)/ 47.99 ■ 2012 CHATEAU DE PEZ, Saint-Estephe, (94WE)/ 49.99

ELIZABETH LOWRI BURTON, 42-Year Customer, Santa Cruz


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.

“I live on the Westside but shop here minimum, twice a week. Shopper’s is my go-to-store.”


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February 14-20, 2017


February 14-20, 2017