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EDITOR’S NOTE In the midst of production on this week’s issue Monday, we received information about accusations of sexual impropriety by Watsonville City Councilmember Oscar Rios. Our News Editor Jacob Pierce worked literally through the night on this story, speaking with the victims at length and corroborating their stories, as well as reaching out to Rios, to make sure that the piece about the allegations in this issue would not be some shallow rehashing of various press releases, but real first-hand accounts of these stories from the women who came forward with them. It also became an examination of how issues of sexual assault have affected women involved in progressive causes. Rios





Congratulations to Good Times and to Wallace Baine. I’ve been saddened by the recent changes at the Sentinel and while I certainly wish them well, I couldn’t be happier to learn of Wallace Baine’s newest adventure. I think Good Times will be a great outlet for his talents and perspectives. I’ve admired Wallace’s work and look forward to his continuing take on what’s happening in town and the broader environment, and I trust Good Times will be an environment in which he thrives. In these hard times we need the Good Times. MATT GUERRIERI | SANTA CRUZ

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS ON GUNS According to the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are more than 500,000 shootings per year. As law enforcement executives in Santa Cruz County, each of us individually may have different views of how best to reduce gun violence, but we are all committed to providing leadership to prevent and reduce gun violence and to keep our children and teachers safe in our

resigned a mere few hours later, and I don’t think this will be the end of this story, but having been in the room as the conversations around this story unfolded, I have to laud the courage of the women involved and the sensitivity of Pierce’s reporting on it. #MeToo has definitely come to Santa Cruz County, and I’m sure this is only the beginning. Also in this issue is Andrea Patton’s look at Highway 17 one year after the devastating floods that affected thousands of Santa Cruz commuters. She examines not only what’s been done to Highway 17 in that time, but also the remarkable history of the infamous mountain road that connects Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, and discovers it has long been a hot-button issue here. Anyone who drives Highway 17 every day will definitely want to give it a read. STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

schools. Here are just some of the practices we agree will make a difference. First, police and prosecutors must proactively investigate and prosecute existing gun laws. The local police should faithfully examine tips from community members concerning violent or unstable people who possess guns and make threats. Second, local courts must view gun crimes as serious crimes worthy of meaningful sentences and high control post-incarceration supervision. Emphasis should be placed on guns possessed by violent mentally ill offenders, domestic abusers, animal abusers and violent gang members. Third, California has some of the most stringent laws on firearms; we applaud our legislature for their foresight. California should continue to place reasonable restrictions and limits on future sales or transfers of assault rifles and other firearms that have high-capacity magazines and fire high-velocity bullets. Gun lobbyists must be reasonable, working in good faith with government, to find real solutions. We need laws that make sense. In our state, possession of a club is listed as a felony, but possession of an >8

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The Santa Cruz County Planning Department has confirmed that out of the 65 units going into the new Aptos Village project, 10 of them—15 percent—will be deed-restricted and affordable. Although the prices for these new little homes are a fraction of typical home prices in this area, they still start at $256,000 for a onebedroom. Applications are due May 18, and there will be two informational sessions before then, both of them at the Rio Sands Hotel. Visit for more information.

Now that Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) has announced a plan to begin neighborhood policing, the city’s cops are getting ready to unveil the nitty-gritty details behind the new vision. SCPD will hold four events, one in each of the recently established neighborhoods—downtown, upper Westside, lower Westside, upper Eastside, and lower Eastside. The events run from Saturday, March 3 through Thursday, March 8. For more information, visit or santacruzpolice.


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On Sept. 1, 1666, a London baker named Thomas Farriner didn’t take proper precautions to douse the fire in his oven before he went to sleep. Consequences were serious. The conflagration that ignited in his little shop burned down large parts of the city. Three hundred and twenty years later, a group of bakers gathered at the original site to offer a ritual atonement. “It’s never too late to apologize,” said one official, acknowledging the tardiness of the gesture. In that spirit, Aries, I invite you to finally dissolve a clump of guilt you’ve been carrying . . . or express gratitude that you should have delivered long ago . . . or resolve a messy ending that still bothers you . . . or transform your relationship with an old wound . . . or all of the above.


have a wildly fertile opportunity to find and create more intimacy. But in order to take full advantage, you’ll have to be brave and candid and unshielded.

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22 In the coming weeks, you could reach several odd personal bests. For instance, your ability to distinguish between flowery bullshit and inventive truth-telling will be at a peak. Your “imperfections” will be more interesting and forgivable than usual, and might even work to your advantage, as well. I suspect you’ll also have an adorable inclination to accomplish the half-right thing when it’s impossible to do the perfectly right thing. Finally, all the astrological omens suggest that you will have a tricky power to capitalize on lucky lapses.

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The Committee to Fanatically Promote Taurus’s Success is pleased to see that you’re not waiting politely for your next turn. You have come to the brilliant realization that what used to be your fair share is no longer sufficient. You intuitively sense that you have a cosmic mandate to skip a few steps—to ask for more and better and faster results. As a reward for this outbreak of shrewd and well-deserved self-love, and in recognition of the blessings that are currently showering down on your astrological House of Noble Greed, you are hereby granted three weeks’ worth of extra service, free bonuses, special treatment, and abundant slack.

French philosopher Blaise Pascal said, “If you do not love too much, you do not love enough.” American author Henry David Thoreau declared, “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” I would hesitate to offer these two formulations in the horoscope of any other sign but yours, Scorpio. And I would even hesitate to offer them to you at any other time besides right now. But I feel that you currently have the strength of character and fertile willpower necessary to make righteous use of such stringently medicinal magic. So please proceed with my agenda for you, which is to become the Smartest, Feistiest, Most Resourceful Lover Who Has Ever Lived.

GEMINI May21–June20


No one can be somewhat pregnant. You either are or you’re not. But from a metaphorical perspective, your current state is a close approximation to that impossible condition. Are you or are you not going to commit yourself to birthing a new creation? Decide soon, please. Opt for one or the other resolution; don’t remain in the gray area. And there’s more to consider. You are indulging in excessive in-betweenness in other areas of your life, as well. You’re almost brave and sort of free and semi-faithful. My advice about these halfway states is the same: Either go all the way or else stop pretending you might.

The state of Kansas has more than 6,000 ghost towns— places where people once lived, but then abandoned. Daniel C. Fitzgerald has written six books documenting these places. He’s an expert on researching what remains of the past and drawing conclusions based on the old evidence. In accordance with current astrological omens, I suggest you consider doing comparable research into your own lost and half-forgotten history. You can generate vigorous psychic energy by communing with origins and memories. Remembering who you used to be will clarify your future.

CANCER Jun21–Jul22


The Appalachian Trail is a 2,200-mile path that runs through the Eastern United States. Hikers can wind their way through forests and wilderness areas from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Along the way they may encounter black bears, bobcats, porcupines, and wild boars. These natural wonders may seem to be at a remote distance from civilization, but they are in fact conveniently accessible from America’s biggest metropolis. For $8.75, you can take a train from Grand Central Station in New York City to an entry point of the Appalachian Trail. This scenario is an apt metaphor for you right now, Cancerian. With relative ease, you can escape from your routines and habits. I hope you take advantage!

It’s not quite a revolution that’s in the works. But it is a sprightly evolution. Accelerating developments may test your ability to adjust gracefully. Quickly-shifting story lines will ask you to be resilient and flexible. But the unruly flow won’t throw you into a stressful tizzy as long as you treat it as an interesting challenge instead of an inconvenient imposition. My advice is not to stiffen your mood or narrow your range of expression, but rather to be like an actor in an improvisation class. Fluidity is your word of power.

LE0 Jul23–Aug22 Is 2018 turning out to be as I expected it would be for you? Have you become more accepting of yourself and further at peace with your mysterious destiny? Are you benefiting from greater stability and security? Do you feel more at home in the world and better nurtured by your close allies? If for some reason these developments are not yet in bloom, withdraw from every lesser concern and turn your focus to them. Make sure you make full use of the gifts that life is conspiring to provide for you.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 “You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz. “Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.” I can’t imagine any better advice to offer you as you navigate your way through the next seven weeks, Virgo. You will

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18 It’s the Productive Paradox Phase of your cycle. You can generate good luck and unexpected help by romancing the contradictions. For example: 1. You’ll enhance your freedom by risking deeper commitment. 2. You’ll gain greater control over wild influences by loosening your grip and providing more spaciousness. 3. If you are willing to appear naive, empty, or foolish, you’ll set the stage for getting smarter. 4. A blessing you didn’t realize you needed will come your way after you relinquish a burdensome “asset.” 5. Greater power will flow your way if you expand your capacity for receptivity.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 As you make appointments in the coming months, you could reuse calendars from 2007 and 2001. During those years, all the dates fell on the same days of the week as they do in 2018. On the other hand, Pisces, please don’t try to learn the same lessons you learned in 2007 and 2001. Don’t get snagged in identical traps or sucked into similar riddles or obsessed with comparable illusions. On the other other hand, it might help for you to recall the detours you had to take back then, since you may thereby figure out how to avoid having to repeat boring old experiences that you don’t need to repeat.

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To paraphrase an old saying often attributed to Mark Twain, everyone talks about fake news, but nobody does anything about it. How did our culture get to a point where anything can be decried as fake news, and what can be done to restore faith in legitimate news reporting? These are the questions Conn Hallinan will explore in his talk “Stumbling Around Freedom: A History of the Press” on Tuesday, March 6, at the Kresge Seminar Room at UCSC. Hallinan—who, as a former Kresge Provost and faculty leader of the UCSC journalism minor for 22 years, has been the mentor to many aspiring journalists at the university over the years—spoke to GT about the issues facing the mainstream and alternative media.

CONN HALLINAN: I don’t think there’s any one particular thing that you could say ‘this is the reason.’ But the internet has made information available to a wider number of people than any other information system in the history of humanity. It means that there’s an enormous amount of material out there, and most doesn’t really have any checks and balances. There’s good and bad in that. There were checks and balances that existed when you basically just had the mainstream press, but they were ideological checks and balances. And they basically had one view of the United States: the United States was always good, and our enemies were always bad. The United States has the best medical system in the world, has the greatest democracy in the world, etc. A lot of it was pretty oldfashioned propaganda stuff, particularly during the 1950s and the early 1960s. But I think what happened is a number >14

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Watsonville City Councilmember Oscar Rios resigns amid allegations of sexual assault BY JACOB PIERCE [Warning: This report contains graphic language.]


iz Bean says she still remembers one night in a hot tub in 1988 at the home of Oscar Rios, then a union organizer in Watsonville. Rios’ girlfriend was also there, and when she stepped into the house, Rios began scooting close to Bean, as the two of them made small talk, she says. Suddenly, Rios reached over to her, Bean says, and put his fingers into her vagina. “I froze. I could not believe this was happening,” says Bean, who now lives in Canada. “It happened really

fast, and so I was just in a state of shock. Did I do something? Did I say something? Of course, I didn’t say or do anything that invited this. It felt so shameful to me that I couldn’t tell anybody.” Just hours after allegations of sexual impropriety came to light on Monday, Rios announced in a statement that he was resigning from his seat on the Watsonville City Council. “Many years ago, I engaged in behavior that, upon reflection, was inappropriate,” he wrote, addressing allegations from Bean and one other woman—neither of whom say they’re interested in

compensation. “I am deeply sorry to hear that my conduct has caused pain and anger to demonstrably good people. It saddens me to know they bear scars from those encounters.” Rios, a five-time Watsonville mayor, also wrote that he had read the alleged victims’ statements, which had been emailed to local media and Watsonville officials. Rios, long seen as a champion of South County’s progressive politics, claimed that he did not remember some of the encounters, and that he recalled others differently. While Bean says she would have preferred to hear an apology >12


One of the things you’re going to examine at Tuesday’s event is our relationship, as consumers, with the news. Our culture seems to be in a kind of fake-news Chinese finger trap where both sides of an issue are trying to pull at the truth of any story they don’t like. How did we get to a point where everything can be labeled fake news?


NEWS RIOS STEPS DOWN <11 and full admission, she feels Rios’ resignation is an important step. “It’s justice. The shame has lifted,” says Bean, who felt the time was right to speak out after the #MeToo movement created a space for women who have experienced sexual assault to come forward. Shiree Teng, who worked with Rios to organize Watsonville’s cannery workers in the 1980s, says she remembers driving out of town with Rios more than 20 times, sometimes to Los Angeles or Stockton or Modesto. On every drive, she tells GT, Rios would put his hands on her. She says that he would often slide one hand down her pants, in spite of her repeated protests, and then would repeatedly demand she return the favor, and if she refused, he would grab her hand himself and place it on his penis. Other times, they would get out of the car in the pitch black of night to stretch their legs, and he would demand oral sex. “The feeling is reduction, being

reduced to nothing. What I wanted and what I felt didn’t matter,” she says. “I was there to comply to the whims and wants of men who are dominant and believe patriarchy in their hearts, even if they say the don’t.” Teng was 28 and married when she moved to Watsonville in 1985 to begin organizing cannery workers, and Rios, who had already established himself as a charismatic leader in California’s union network, was 40. Although she says she repeatedly told Rios “no” and pushed him away, she stayed at her job because she felt the work was important, and she constantly felt optimistic that Rios’ behavior would somehow come to a halt. On the few occasions that she brought up Rios’ conduct with people she knew, she says they would downplay it. The pain has stayed with her in the 30 years since, and over time festered into a sense of anger. “I told myself, ‘I am here because of the bigger picture of what

we’re doing. That’s bigger than the harassment and the abuse and molestation that are happening,’” she says. “I thought these things were normal.” Teng, who now lives in Oakland, adds that she had already been sexually harassed and groped several times as a teenager and a young adult, prior to moving to Santa Cruz County. Teng also remembers lying on a public beach in Watsonville in the 1980s with Rios, when he took out his penis, started masterbating and then ejaculated on her. When she felt disgusted and embarrassed, she says Rios laughed. Teng says there were “countless” other incidents like this. “I’m speaking up now. I was weak,” she says. “I didn’t speak up. I wish I did. And I’m doing it now.” In the years ahead, Teng says she’s optimistic that her three sons and three grandsons will be part of a better future, and says that she has prioritized the issue of consent with them—making sure each boy >16


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process allow the university to test its 28,000-student figure, says UCSC spokesperson Scott Hernandez-Jason. Squeezed by state enrollment pressure, UCSC— which currently enrolls about 19,000 students—is holding public meetings in March as part of its process to study possible growth from 2020 through 2040. Meanwhile, current students complain of already impacted infrastructure, while Santa Cruz deals with a sharp increase in local rents. In the wake of Blumenthal’s announcement that the university would “study” and “explore” the possibility of expanding to 28,000 students, the university is holding three public forums, each beginning

at 7 p.m.—one on March 5 at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, another on March 6 at the Civic Plaza Community Room in Watsonville, and a final one on March 8 at Capitola’s MidCounty Senior Center. Hernandez-Jason says UCSC needs to grow to be more accessible to low-income communities. “A record 56,000 frosh applied in fall quarter. So did 12,000 transfer students,” he says. “If we roll up the drawbridge, some students won’t be able to get an education at UC.” Cautiously optimistic, at least one resident has faith in the opportunity for UCSC to become more accessible to local residents, especially ones from South County communities. MariaElena de la

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ighway 17 has a long and winding history of requiring grit and skill from those who traverse it. Of all of the unique characters to routinely travel “Killer 17,” one of the most legendary is Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver who made his way West from New Hampshire during the gold rush in 1849.

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back on the year that rivaled the conditions over which Parkhurst triumphed, they are hoping for far fewer of them on the main artery between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley this year. “It was so treacherous,” remembers Judy Jackson, a marriage and family therapist who lives in Santa Cruz and holds her practice in Los Gatos. “It felt like a video game: dodging debris, trees falling around you, and muddy water covering the road.” Jackson has been making the commute for 15 years, and says she has never seen anything like last year’s storms. They came in with a bang in early January and didn’t let up. During the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 9,, 2017, the first mudslide slammed a KGO-TV news van. That slide’s effects lasted days, leaving the road with only one lane of traffic, and drivers deciding between waiting five to seven hours in their cars to get back to Santa Cruz or finding accommodations over the hill, where most hotels were fully booked. For riders who chose to wait it out, the Los Gatos Pizza My Heart delivered on bikes to people stranded in their cars. The rain poured on throughout the month, and on Feb. 7, the mountain came down again in the same spot when an estimated 300foot section of hillside slid onto the highway, blocking traffic in both directions near Jarvis and Vine Hill roads. Commuters were left to extend their commute by at least two hours by taking Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay or take 101 via 156 in Watsonville, hoping for the best on those roads as well. Erin Buchla is a twin specialist nanny whose clients for the last 18 years have been in San Jose, where she says there is better money to be made. She remembers one day in 2017 that every route into Santa Cruz was closed, leaving her unable to get home. “I realized we are sort of an island when it comes to these roads. We need to take care of them,” she says. Many commuters found camaraderie through the Facebook


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The Wedding Chapel, where construction is ongoing after a slide went under the roadway and did some damage to water tanks. It required improvements through a paving and a barrier slab. They also did a soldier pile wall, drainage and slope reconstruction. The remaining work will take three or four more weeks with the total project costing 3.5 million;

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HOW SAFE? The high volume of commuters poses the biggest challenge to road repairs, says Cruz. There are currently 63,000 people commuting over the hill to work each day. Some, like Jackson, have grown to love their commutes over 17. She’s noticed that the scanning of the road seems to mimic the healing that happens in EMDR therapy used for trauma. She says it helps her to process the traumatic experiences of her clients as well as her own grief she experienced when her mom passed away. “Where I used to dread my commute, I now see it as sort of meditation and therapy and appreciate the calm it brings,” she says. “Well, when the road isn’t being washed away in a storm.” Even with an increasing number of commuters, Cruz says the Safe on 17 Task Force that was developed 10 years ago has had an impact on reducing collisions by 40 percent in the last decade by focusing on increased enforcement and visibility by the California Highway Patrol, changeable message signs indicating speed or warnings, closed circuit TV cameras and traffic monitoring stations. That trend has reversed in the last two years, though. In an email, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s transportation planner Ginger Dykaar tells GT that “over the last three years, the number of injuries and fatal collisions on Highway 17 have increased substantially, with the increase in 2016 being the greatest since the Safe on 17 program began.” Complete 2017 collision data will be revealed at the Safe on 17 meeting next month. Of the 989 collisions in 2016, 266 were injury accidents, and two of those were fatal. That number of fatal injuries may seem shockingly low to commuters who see semingly physics-threatening accidents

regularly, but most years, the fatalities are either one or zero—a huge improvement from 36 in 1967, and 8 in 1990. Throughout the years, speeding has consistently been listed as the primary factor for collisions. While there is not a lot that can be done to widen the road because of the geographical limitations, the Highway 17 Access Management Plan, a multi-agency effort, hopes to reduce “contact points” by studying the congestion patterns. They believe that reducing the entrances and exits through driveway consolidation will help keep traffic moving more smoothly. “You’re not widening the roadway, you’re trying to make that roadway as productive and as least congested as possible,” Cruz says. “It’s always a balance, because people rely on those entrances or exits to get to their homes,” Coonerty says, “so it’s looking at changes on a micro level to understand what can be done and how it would impact people.” Stephen Brown, who began commuting on Highway 17 in 1980 and made the trip “only a couple thousand times” before he was able to work as a technical writer from home in Santa Cruz, appreciates these minor adjustments. He recalls the slight widening of curves and the addition of a shoulder to the second curve after the Glenwood Cutoff where there used to be regular accidents. “They did a fairly minor change. All it meant is there was a little shoulder there, it was a little wider, and it made it hugely easier to drive, in ways that most people don’t pay attention to,” he says. Brown has paid a lot of attention to Highway 17, though, making the highway a fictional character in a book he wrote after he served on a jury involving a road-rage shooting death of a man in 1991. The incident apparently started near Lexington Reservoir, continued over the 26-mile stretch of the mountain, and ended near 41st Avenue, where paramedics found the victim’s body and initially thought it was a hit and run incident. In his glove box, authorities found the licence





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The idea of keeping Santa Cruz small and sacred goes back as long as the road has been in existence, to the Ohlone who lived here for 10,000 years before the Spanish arrived. Father Lasuén, founder of nine of the 21 California missions, made the journey over the hill, according to historians, on Aug. 28, 1791. In his 1791 report written at the San Carlos Mission, he expresses excitement about building a trade route between the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz missions, and although it was a rough road, he would have it repaired “by means of the Indians of the mission”—i.e., slave labor. More than 200 years later, onethird of Santa Cruz County relies on the economic connection to the South Bay, according to Coonerty. Just as long-standing is residents’ resistance to the commute. Controversies about making the road more direct began in the 1950s, according to Richard Beal’s 1991 book Highway 17: The Road to Santa Cruz. At the time of the debate over whether to designate 17 as a freeway in the 1960s (which would have eliminated entrances and exits), then-Santa Cruz County Supervisor Henry Mello introduced a resolution to make Highway 17 a one-way road northbound from Santa Cruz. It failed by a 3-2 vote. This idea appeared again in 1984 when Gary Patton, then a Santa Cruz County Supervisor, said, “A decision to widen Highway 17 will fundamentally alter the future of the [Santa Cruz] community. If we add more lanes to the highway, they will be used to capacity and it will destroy the independence and uniqueness of this community. The only thing that gives us any chance of maintaining our quality of life here is that mountain.” Coonerty’s idea of quality of life for Santa Cruzans has evolved since Patton spoke those words. He’d like

to see our local economy supporting Santa Cruz residents. “Every hour you’re sitting in your car trying to get to and from work is an hour you’re not spending with family or volunteering in the community or coming to a city council meeting,” he says. He points to the growing tech companies Looker, Productops, Buoy, and Amazon. “Amazon’s growing here is a product of their engineers not wanting to commute over the hill. I think companies are recognizing they can have access to a talent pool and lower real estate costs here and happier employees if they set up satellite offices or they let them work remotely in co-working spaces or at home. I’m hopeful that the future economy, by allowing that flexibility, can be a little more humane for our residents,” he says. Matthew Swinnerton, programs director of Santa Cruz Works, whose mission supports the development and growth of tech and science companies here in Santa Cruz, says it’s already happening. “They’re already here. If you go to Amazon’s career page, they have 32 open positions. Looker has 25 positions. Plantronics has 26. Those are just the published positions, and I know Amazon and Looker are going to increase that significantly,” he says. Buchla, who has two side jobs as an Uber driver and caterer, ended up throwing the appreciation party that her Go Fund Me page had funded for Highway 17 workers, police and firefighters on June 17 of last year. It included a host of raffle prizes— including four box seat tickets to the Giants and Sharks games and five-star hotel stays—food from Corralitos Meat Market, beer from New Bohemia Brewing, and ice cream from Marianne’s, as well as music by local musicians. Like so many, Buchla dreams of ending her daily Highway 17 drive even under the best conditions. She may not be able to find high paying nanny jobs here, but she has her sight set on opening a café in Capitola Village. “Maybe the commute will be over,” she says.



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SUPREME RENDITION Santa Cruz drummer John Hanrahan at the Love Supreme tribute at Sweetwater in Mill Valley on Feb. 3. Hanrahan brings

the show to Michael’s on Main on Saturday, March 3. PHOTO: SUSANA MILLMAN


Chasing the Trane


Wild ensemble brings a whole new approach to Coltrane’s oft-covered ‘A Love Supreme’ BY ANDREW GILBERT


ohn Coltrane wasn’t the first jazz musician to seek the ineffable spirit of God via his music. But with the release of his spiritually charged masterpiece A Love Supreme in January 1965, just weeks after the saxophonist recorded the four-part suite with his epochal quartet, Trane permanently


sundered the dualistic notion that jazz, a style born to accompany dancing, partying and other profane pursuits, should never deign to approach the sacred. Recognized as a landmark upon its release, A Love Supreme has continued to expand its reach over the past 50-odd years. Certainly, no

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extended instrumental composition from the second half of the 20th century has inspired a more vast and varied array of artists (though many musicians who’ve interpreted A Love Supreme don’t tackle all four movements). Guitarists John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana recorded their 1973 summit Love

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Devotion Surrender as a tribute and response to the album, focusing only on the opening “Acknowledgement,” with its iconic mantra-like four-note bass line. “The funny thing about A Love Supreme is that it means so much across different genres, not just to crazy experimental guitarists,”

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“Henry doesn’t play guitar, he plays airplane,” Hanrahan says. “He creates this crazy amazing sound. From day one, this piece keeps. It’s so much bigger than all of us. It’s just been unbelievable. We sold out at Sweetwater. The whole Dead community is involved. I’m so excited to bring this to Santa Cruz.” Like at Sweetwater, the band follows Love Supreme with a second set dedicated to Meditations, the spiritual sequel that Coltrane recorded a year later. More protean than ever, Trane’s music had become more tonally and rhythmically untethered, and the addition of tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders provided an ecstatic foil for the inveterate searcher. “Most recorded covers take a really different attitude than Coltrane would have liked,” Kaiser says. “I think it’s a door to go through, and you get different things every time you go through it. A lot of people interpret it as a tribute to this specific recording, but we’ve made it electric Love Supreme, more like what ROVA did with Electric Ascension,” a live album and DVD by the great Bay Area saxophone quartet and a stellar cast of musicians exploring Coltrane’s late-career free jazz communion. Kaiser is onto something. Always in progress, Coltrane didn’t intend the Dec. 9 Love Supreme session as a final statement. According to Ashley Kahn, who wrote the 2003 book A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album, the suite was always intended for a larger ensemble. “Purely on a musical level, it’s a suite that opens itself up to interpretation,” Kahn told me before a concert marking the 50th anniversary of A Love Supreme’s release. “Coltrane’s original structural plan was to augment the quartet with two more horns and three Latin percussionists. You could see that Coltrane looked at the music as a fluid thing.” In the hands of Kaiser, Manring, and Hanrahan, et al, you can expect that liquid to be molten. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Michael’s On Main, 2591 Main St., Santa Cruz, $20, 479-9777,

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says Henry Kaiser, the crazy experimental guitarist. “It means a lot to a surf guitarist like Jim Thomas. It inspires this passion in people. They love it and feel like it changed their lives.” Outside of San Francisco’s Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, which has used A Love Supreme as a musical liturgy since opening for worship a few years after the 40-year-old saxophonist’s death from cancer in 1967, no one in the region has done more to make the full suite an active part of the repertoire than Santa Cruz drummer John Hanrahan. He’s been performing the suite around the country in recent years, including a memorable set at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival, but the band he brings to Michael’s On Main on Saturday approaches A Love Supreme from an entirely different angle. Rather than interpreting the suite with an acoustic quartet echoing Trane’s classic ensemble with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones, Hanrahan is plugging in with the divergent electric guitar tandem of Kaiser and Jim Thomas (of the Mermen), electric bass virtuoso Michael Manring, powerhouse tenor saxophonist Tim Lin, and keyboardist Bob Bralove, who brought next-generation digital technology to the Grateful Dead. It was an encounter with Elvin Jones at Kuumbwa two decades ago that led Hanrahan to A Love Supreme. After a show, he had a chance to talk to the drum legend about the album, and when he purchased a copy, he realized that it was recorded on his birthday (Dec. 9). Reading Coltrane’s liner notes, a passionate prayer (“Let us sing all songs to God”) “just hit home so hard for me,” Hanrahan says. “It really helped me at a time I was going through a difficult period.” He introduced his Love Supreme tribute in Chicago in 2003, and has been playing it ever since, but it wasn’t until a show in Mill Valley four weeks ago that he expanded the instrumentation. Hanrahan credits veteran booker Tom Miller with suggesting he collaborate with Kaiser, a creative force in free improvisation for four decades.





LEADER OF THE ‘CLUB’ Author Karen Joy Fowler has lived in Santa Cruz for the last decade.



Karen Joy Fowler, author of ‘Jane Austen Book Club,’ on her influences and her process BY CHRISTINA WATERS



f she didn’t write books, Karen Joy Fowler might spend most of her time reading. “I have to read while I’m writing a book,” says the author of the celebrated Jane Austen Book Club. “I am in this space of needing to do other things. My brain keeps searching. It may have nothing to do with what I’m writing, but the cross pollination of ideas is important. One book can influence the next. And reading keeps my enthusiasm for books front and center." Fowler made her home in Davis for many decades until her husband’s retirement. “He wanted to go back to Southern California, and I had visions of retiring to Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest,” she says. “So we settled on Santa Cruz.” Where she’s lived for 10 years.

About the nuts and bolts of her writing practice: “I don’t write every day,” she admits. “Too many distractions. Except at writers retreats. That sort of hothouse environment allows me to not think about dinner or shopping, and just write.” Her favorite retreat is Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island. “Listening to others reading strengthens me as a critical reader. Often it’s a wake-up call for me. I can learn what I think through a piece that is not my own.” Fowler’s eyes are the color of storm clouds over the ocean, an intense blue-grey. She chooses her words carefully and without unnecessary drama. She is devoted to Pilates. “I never took a writing class, I have no literary background. My degree was in political science. And

perhaps that is why I bring a wide lens to my stories. I’m always aware that there’s a big world out there.” She admits to a “mystifying confidence,” about her writing, characterizing herself as persistent, “even when things aren’t working. I am very stubborn.” Fowler claims that writing the first draft of a book helps her clarify the project itself. “Quite recently I had some insight into what is now a four-year novel I’m working on. I was at a family dinner, trying to answer someone’s question about what kind of book I was writing. I realized I wasn’t clear about what kind of book it was.” Process provides insight, something many writers agree upon. In the writing, the book’s focus emerges. “I would prefer to work faster, but I can’t,” she says. An impish smile

crosses her face. “But I don’t believe that distractions are necessarily bad. It can appear that I’m wasting time, but the ideas are percolating in the background.” From anyone else, that might sound like a dodge. Fowler spent her first 11 years in Bloomington, Indiana. “I read a lot,” she says. “Books in the library there weren’t cataloged according to genre. The titles were simply all arranged alphabetically. So I never thought in terms of genres, didn’t care about genre distinctions. That freed me.” And that freedom resulted in Fowler’s eclectic portfolio of short stories, novels, science fiction, and fantasy. “When I went to my first science fiction writers conference I found a community that had a much clearer continual conversation. They were my people.” Now she grins and her eyes morph to pale blue. Her tone becomes hushed, even reverent when she mentions Ursula Le Guin and Donna Haraway, whose literary territory interweaves with her own. Intrigued by entwinings of gender as well as genre, Fowler founded the James Tiptree Award which focuses on expanding explorations of gender. Sarah Canary, her first book, “pushed back against the idea that communication could even be possible. The central character is inexplicable,” Fowler explains. “She cannot communicate. So those who meet her impose their view of who she is according to who they are.” Fowler clearly relishes breaking through expectations. “There are no rules when writing a novel. And while genre does have rules, they are rules I can break. Otherwise the books would be formulaic and predictable.” A passionate reader, Fowler often re-reads books she has loved. Jane Austen, for example. “She’s a puzzle to me, a puzzle I like thinking about. I don’t think there’s a more elastic writer.” Fowler confesses that she burned out on Jane Austen when writing her bestseller on the 18th century novelist. “There’s no shortage of books about her,” she says, eyes twinkling. Currently working on a book set in 19th Century California, Fowler happily admits that right now she has “no deadline, no rush.”





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Santa Cruz MAH Tom Killian 705 Front Street Reception: 5pm – 9pm

Artist Talk 6-7 pm. Explore the California coast through prints and poetry with exhibiting artist Tom Killion. Tom will be talking more in-depth about his newest collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History. Come hear the story behind the book and find out more about Tom’s artistic process

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Flora + Fauna – Fanne Fernow 1050 River Street #127 5pm – 9pm

See the unveiling of the Sanctuary Exploration Center’s new public art installation “Miniature Storm” by ceramics artist Kathlene Powers. Participate in a ceramic mini-workshop and make your own glazed and fired sea star to take home! Workshops are at 4 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM To reserve a spot and purchase a “ticket.” All proceeds go to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Santa Cruz favorite, Fanne Fernow is facing one of her fears. For a little over a year, Fernow has been creating a series called Ophidiophobia. If you are a fan of Fanne you will not be surprised to learn that the snakes in these encaustic works are hardly fearful, but are visual delights and playful geometries.

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Local artist/ocean scientist Ethan Estess will exhibit a new series of works at his studio/gallery on the Westside. This First Friday will showcase the artist’s reclaimed fishing rope sculptures inspired by his scientific expeditions along coastal Japan. Estess collects old fishing rope from local fishermen, meticulously cutting and attaching it to wooden panels to create iconic Japanese representations of water.

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GALLERIES /March 2nd Agency Bryan Garrison and Bella Evenson 1519 Pacific Ave. 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm




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Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at UCSC Mary Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration 1156 High St. at Cowell College 5:00pm-8:00pm Ethan Estess Art+Design Ethan Estess 15 Ingalls St. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm MJA Vineyards D.J. Jackson Art 328 Ingalls St. Ste. A 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Nectar & Be Heart Now Brandy Williams 330 Ingalls St. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sesnon Gallery at UCSC Spoken/Unspoken: Forms of Resistance 1156 High St. at Porter College 2nd Fl 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sesnon Underground at UCSC Serรกb Porter College Room D140 1156 High St. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Stockwell Cellars Mary Atkinson 1100 Fair Ave. (across the St. from New Leaf Market) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Art Cave Figment University Business Park 2801 Mission St. Studio #2883 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Loft Salon & Spa Brian Capobianchi 402 Ingalls St Suite #8 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

MIDTOWN Santa Cruz Art League Members Exhibition A-L 526 Broadway 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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TAC East West Artist Exchange Program Tannery Studio 102: Mixed Media Artists-in-Residence 1060 River St. Studio 102 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Apricity Gallery Sarah Bianco & Nuala Leather 1060 River St studio #104 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cosmo Chic Sonia Le 1050 River St Unit 117 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Flora + Fauna Fanne Fernow 1050 River St. #127 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gallery 125 at the Tannery Joan Hellenthal, Chela Zabin, Beth Shields, Lynne Todaro, Adrienne Momi, Stilson Snow, Chris Miroyan 1050 River St. Space #125 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Printmakers at the Tannery PATT 1010 River St studio 107 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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First Friday Felton Art Walk Carol Riddle, Leland Mackessy, Karuna Gutowski, Toni Cacciatore, Steve Hill Shops along Hwy. 9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




interpret whisper inform incite dissen voicesecrets feelings question conceal express declare orate A countywide exhibition at eleven art venues across Santa Cruz County. Events and more info at Cabrillo Gallery Spoken/Unspoken: Cyphers • March 12 – April 13 reCeption: March 10, 4:00–5:30 pm (closed March 26–30) 3 new open inGs! Spoken/Unspoken: Museum of Curious Perceptions March 21 – May 13 reCeption: March 25, 2:00–4:00 pm

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Rather than making art with a theme, or any idea about the outcome, I am guided by the materials and the creative process itself. I experiment with a wide variety of objects, choosing what to use, arranging and re-arranging them, until the composition speaks to me. Then, finding ways to attach everything, while maintaining the visual integrity of the piece, presents fun challenges and lots of searching for solutions. I have been making art from found objects since I was a child, continually expanding what I use, how it’s all juxtaposed, how I connect everything and how it looks. I have always felt a sense of being a conduit for the creative process to move through. I am deeply grateful for this experience, which fills my life with constant excitement and inspiration.

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THEY ARE NUTS Squirrel Nut Zippers perform at the Rio Theatre on March 5.

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n 1993, James “Jimbo” Mathus, a transplant from Mississippi to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, co-formed the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Comprising what Mathus describes as “starving artists working different menial jobs,” the band became a sensation and found itself near the forefront of the late1990s swing revival. “We were washing dishes, doing carpentry, just rehearsing and grooving on weird old American music and arts and entertainment,” says Mathus, explaining that the members were “digging on” calypso music from Trinidad, German cabaret records and whatever else they could find. “That’s what was going on

for us. We didn’t have TVs, we just played music and worked. We were just juiced on what we were doing, uncovering the old weird roots.” Early Squirrel Nut Zippers albums are high-energy and hard-swinging. The group’s live performances were spectacular throwbacks to the classic big band era. The Zippers released seven albums over the next seven years, including the platinumcertified Hot, then went their separate ways. The band reformed briefly and released a live album in 2007, but has been quiet since. The break was due, in large part, to Mathus getting “swept up” recording and touring with blues legend Buddy Guy, including

playing guitar on Guy’s Grammywinning 2003 album Blues Singer. The experience sent Mathus down a different path and he had to put the Squirrel Nut Zippers behind him. Since then, Mathus has been active as a producer, has been writing songs and engineering, released 15 solo albums, and has toured 225 days a year in a van. In 2016, he reenergized the Squirrel Nut Zippers and the band has been “touring hard” for a year. With a new album, Beasts of Burgundy, set for release on March 23, the band has new life, a fresh outlook, and new tunes. “I gave no thought to writing Squirrel Nut Zippers material for the

Squirrel Nut Zippers will perform at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5 at the Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $35. 423-8209.


With a new album due out and a new sound, reinvigorated Squirrel Nut Zippers catch second wind BY CAT JOHNSON

past 17 years because I was writing other stuff,” says Mathus. “When we started getting back together, pretty quickly I realized I needed to start writing again. I was inspired through the energy of the new cast and the characters that lie therein.” Born and raised in Mississippi, Mathus grew up in a “real musical Southern family.” He was part of a family band and grew up singing and playing all kinds of music, including folk songs from the area. He was introduced to big band music, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong through Looney Tunes cartoons. Mathus’ appreciation of swing, big band and Southern roots traditions is at the heart of the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ sound that blends jazz, cabaret, folk, punk, rock and roots. As one of the driving swing revival bands, the Zippers stood out from the pack of throwback swing bands because they brought something new to the genre while building on a solid foundation and understanding of it. “It comes back to the songs we write,” says Mathus. “They’re kind of enduring. Our songs separate us from any type of throwback thing right off the bat … They’re well composed, interesting songs.” Now Mathus has a bigger band, some “fresh talent,” and an opportunity to “reevaluate the material and make it even stronger than it was.” Once again, the Zippers push at genre confines. Beasts of Burgundy is dark and mysterious, a celebration of the old, weird New Orleans and a story of characters who accidentally miss Mardi Gras. Mathus’ longtime mantra is, “Let the music lead.” This revitalization of the Squirrel Nut Zippers is the latest journey led by the music—and Mathus says he couldn’t be happier. “I just kind of rolled the dice and said, ‘Let’s give it a shot,’” he says. “Now it’s to the point where, after a good year on the road under our belt and a new record that’s fantastic, I’m just looking forward to the next decade.” Then he adds with a laugh. “Or so.”




COMMUNITY ART FUNDRAISER The U.S. is facing the largest removal of protected lands ever, and the Monumental Action organization, a Felton-based grassroots organization, believes that the key to protecting our land is through art and creativity. The president recently shrunk Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and there are at least 10 more monuments on the chopping block, and many others at risk. Monumental Action will host its first community art fundraiser on First Friday to continue their mission in bringing awareness and visibility around the importance of the environment and public lands. INFO: 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 2. Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz. artfuluprisings.wixsite. com/monumentalaction. Free.


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WEDNESDAY 2/28 CLASSES CITY OF SANTA CRUZ CLIMATE ADAPTATION FORUM Where are you experiencing or concerned about climate change impacts? The City of Santa Cruz wants your input on climate change impacts and adaptation solutions. 6:30-8 p.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. cityofsantacruz. com. Free.

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

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




‘IMAGINING SAFE SPACE: A CONTEMPORARY FIBER ARTS SHOW’ At this show, “make the most with what you have” is an understatement. Professional textile artist Marilou Moschetti and emerging artist Laurie McCann collaborated on an exhibit to encompass what safe spaces mean and why they matter, using mostly recycled and repurposed materials. McCann says she was heartbroken by the lack of spaces for both animals and people, and wanted to create a show around the importance of safe spaces. Both fiber artists showcase 3D objects like cocoons, nests, caves and other forms made from sustainable cloth, twine and paper. INFO: Show opens Friday, March 2. Reception 6-9 p.m. Resource Center for Nonviolence. 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. 423-1626. Free.

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

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


SUNDAY 3/4 GREGG LEVOY WORKSHOP Lecturer and best-selling author Gregg Levoy is a human potential expert. A former behavioral specialist at USA Today, Levoy has led self-empowerment talks and workshops at Microsoft, American Express, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Smithsonian Institution, just to name a few. Levoy will be coming to Santa Cruz to lead a psychological, spiritual and practical exploration workshop to help others respond to their life callings. Before quitting your job to become an entrepreneur, go to this workshop to better understand what a calling is, and how you can ensure success before you make the leap. INFO: 10:30 a.m. Free talk and music, 12:30 p.m. workshop begins. The Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz. 462-9383. $30.

crafts. Perfect for kids ages 2-5. 10-11 a.m. Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. montereybay. Free.


PURIM CELEBRATION Traditional Jewish

weekly preschool adventures at the Sanctuary Exploration Center with oceanthemed book readings, show-and-tell, and

Family Celebration. Great food and great fun.7 p.m. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos. Free.

HEALTH B12 HAPPY HOUR Come and get your Happy Hour B12 shot. Your body needs B12 to create energy and is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form. Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot. After B12 injections many patients feel a natural boost


MARCH 2 018


Climate Science & Policy Lecture



“Humans and Wild Ecosystems in a Hot World”—Speakers Newton Harrison (UC Santa Cruz) and Scott Wing (Smithsonian Institution) will discuss how humans and wild ecosystems can survive, and even thrive, on a hot planet.


This month, learn about telescopes at our happy hour with games, quizzes, and swag! Bring your curiosity, questions, and love for space.

A collection of tales about love, heartbreak, ghosts, bathtubs, and playgrounds directed by Carolina González Riaño, Claire Ganem, and Ryan Schwalm. Adult content.


Performing pieces by Bizet, Hayman, Dudamel, and more. Soloist Thomas Dewey will perform Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto no. 1.



Photo by: Steve DiBartolomeo

A Raisin in the Sun


Considered a significant turning point in American theater as it tackled racial and cultural concerns during the 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun takes a courageous look at how the American dream excluded African Americans. Award-winning actor and alumna Adilah Barnes guest stars.


Dean of the Humanities Division, Tyler Stovall, discusses the ways in which freedom and race are not just enemies but also allies whose histories cannot be understood separately.

Graduate Student Internship & Job Fair


Local businesses meet the most educated pool of potential interns and employees in Santa Cruz—the graduate students of UC Santa Cruz.

Sudden Oak Death: Restoring Oaks with Fire Mimicry

This six-hour workshop addresses oak restoration without the use of synthetic chemicals.



Free expert docent-led tour of the extensive gardens with paid admssion. Meet at Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop at 11AM.

UC Santa Cruz Women’s Club


The Women’s Club fosters friendship between town and gown, serving university students and programs.


Performing Colgrass, Hisaishi, Whitacre, and Bernstein.


First Saturday White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea Arboretum & Botanic MARCH 6, 6PM Garden Tours



The Choir performs a program of German Baroque and Romantic sacred music, featuring music by Bach, Schütz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rheinberger, and Bruckner.

Best of LASER MARCH 24

Global Oceans Gala APRIL 7–JUNE 30

FOREST (for a thousand years...) APRIL 27–29

Alumni Weekend


Hundreds of 6th–12th graders visit campus to compete against their peers in challenging math, science, engineering, and technology events.



CALENDAR originals. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Reef Bar and Restaurant, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz. Free.

THURSDAY 3/1 ARTS ‘THE BIG SLEEP’ PRESENTED BY PROOF OF CONCEPT: A SANTA CRUZ CLASSIC FILM SERIES Proof of Concept: A Santa Cruz Classic Film Series concludes Noir Plus Ultra with The Big Sleep, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The Big Sleep is secretly a screwball comedy in noir clothing, a funny, sexy mystery that both defines and parodies the private eye genre. 7 a.m. The Nickelodeon, 210 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz. 426-7500 or SCClassicFilms/.



UCSC Theater Arts and Cultural Arts and Diversity presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. The 1959 Broadway hit tells the story of a lower class AfricanAmerican family’s experiences and struggle to gain middle-class acceptance in the face of racism and poverty. Renowned Hollywood actress and UCSC alum Adilah Barnes will play the lead role; you may know her as Anne Marie on ABC’s Roseanne. The title is a nod to Langston Hughes’s poem, “A Dream Deferred,” and the play centers around institutionalized racism and injustices still present today. A Raisin in the Sun is an opportunity for more discourse around racism and economic inequality, because Black history and experiences don’t end in the month of February.


INFO: UCSC Second Stage Theater Arts Center. 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. ucsctickets. com. General admission $18, student/senior $10. Free to UCSC undergraduates with identification, other UCSC affiliates $8.

<34 in energy. 3-6 p.m. Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center, 736 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz. 477-1377 or $29/$17.

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

MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT Open Mic Night every

Wednesday in Capitola Village. Join us at the new Cork and Fork Capitola. All are welcome. Always free, always fun. Awesome wines by the glass or bottle, Discretion beer on tap, handmade pizzas and great small-plate dishes. 7 p.m. Cork and Fork, 312 Capitola Ave., Capitola. Free.

WORLD HARMONY CHORUS The World Harmony Chorus is a community 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.

TOBY GRAY AT REEF/PONO Toby’s music is cool, mellow and smooth, with a repertoire of classic favorites and heartfelt

THE WINDS OF BEYOND San Lorenzo Valley High School is proud to present the world premiere of “The Winds of Beyond,” a new play by Sampson Miller. “The Winds of Beyond” is presented at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center one weekend only. 7 p.m. San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy. 9, Felton. 336-9672 or $12/$10/$9.

FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK CAPITOLA MALL FIrst Thursday Art Walk Capitola Mall is a free family friendly event. Local artists show and sell their wares. Enjoy free music, refreshments and raffle. Join us for this monthly event and start 2018 off with a bang. Visit Art of Santa Cruz for more information. 5:30 p.m. Capitola Mall Shopping, 1845 41st Ave., Capitola. 515-7390 or

CLASSES ELECTRIC VEHICLE TEST DRIVE & CLIMATE CHANGE PANEL EVENT Local sustainability managers from across the Monterey Bay Area will be discussing a number of critical topics including, what role electric vehicles play in addressing climate change and what our local jurisdictions are doing to support electric vehicle adoption. 10 a.m.-Noon. Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St. Suite 240, Santa Cruz. Free.

ASTRONOMY ON TAP Astronomy on Tap is coming to Santa Cruz! Astronomy on Tap is a monthly gathering of space enthusiasts, professional astronomers, and anyone with a general curiosity about things other wordly, all over delicious beer. 6:30 p.m. New

Bohemia Brewing Co., 1030 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. Free.

FOOD & WINE TRIVIA NIGHT This festive event brings together trivia aficionados, boneheads and the chic geek for a night of boisterous fun. 8:30 p.m. Woodstock’s Pizza, 710 Front St., Santa Cruz. 427-4444.

MONARCH SERVICES ANNUAL FUNDRAISER ‘PARTY FOR A PURPOSE’ Save the Date for our annual fundraiser to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 6-8 p.m. Chaminade Resort and Spa, 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz. 722-4532 or monarchscc. org.

LIFESPAN AGING CARE AGENCY CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY The event will give participants the opportunity to take tours of the facility, sip wine and enjoy nibbles. The event will also honor Grey Bears, an organization that improves the health and well being of seniors through food distribution, volunteerism and community participation. Please RSVP at 4-6 p.m. Lifespan, 600 Frederick St., Santa Cruz. 469-4900 or

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

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

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The Fresh


7:00 PM Doors

7:30 PM Show

$30 Advance $35 Day of Show $36 Gold Circle

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CALENDAR salad, and bread, with the types of salads and side dishes varying from week to week. 4:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Ave., Capitola. 234-2082 or $35/$15/$7.

HEALTH VITAMIN B12 FRIDAY Every Friday is B12 Happy Hour at Thrive Natural Medicine. B12 improves energy, memory, mood, immunity, sleep, metabolism and stress resilience. Come on down for a discounted shot and start your weekend off right! Walk-ins only. 3-6 p.m. Thrive Natural Medicine, 2840 Park Ave., Soquel. or 515-8699. $15.


SATURDAY 3/3 DIVERSITY MURAL CELEBRATION If you’ve driven past the Louden Nelson Community Center on Laurel Street recently, you may have seen members of the Diversity Center Youth Program hard at work on Santa Cruz’s newest mural. The LGBTQ+ youth inspired mural is called “Unify, Decolonize, Thrive” and represents the past, present and future of marginalized people through history. After nearly two years of collaboration, the mural is complete. There will be a ceremonial reception and guest speakers to celebrate the completion.


INFO: 1-3 p.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. 425-5422. Free.


Hank & Ella with The Fine Country Band return to The Crow’s Nest for a night of Vintage Country & Original Americana Music. Hailing from Santa Cruz California, husband and wife duet, Hank & Ella Warde sing vintage-inspired Country and original Americana music. Backed by The Fine Country Band, this musical group is sure to get you moving on the dance floor. 9 p.m. The Crow’s Nest, 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 650-921-5010 or thefinecountryband. com.

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Mar, Aptos. Free.

play some pool. 21 and up. 9 p.m. The Castaways, 3623 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. Free.




THE PROCESS The Process will be offering




joined our vibrant community and we invite you all to celebrate with us for a ceremonious ribbon cutting and reception. This youth-inspired art, designed by local muralists Emmanuel Garcia and Oliver Whitcroft, represents the past, present and future of marginalized people transitioning from a challenging history to a hopeful and thriving future. 1-3 p.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. Free.

original poetry read live over an improvised musical soundscape created with both electronic and acoustic instruments. We live in a metaphor, a world of stories and symbols. Together, in public, let us use our magic to create and open the portal into a new Mythos. Join us in creating The Process, where we remember that we are the myth makers. 7-9 p.m. The Ugly Mug, 4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel. Free.

VOLUNTEER HOSPICE VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION Curious about volunteering with Hospice? Hospice Volunteer Visitors offer support to people facing the end of life. This is your chance to take part as an important and unique role in someone’s final days. 9-10 a.m. Aptos Coffee Roasting, 19 Rancho Del

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

LOCAL BY LOCALS Every Friday we’re filling our halls and hearts with live music as well as creating craft cocktails and pouring local wines and beers. All made locally. Come celebrate the goodness created in Santa Cruz. 3-6 p.m. Hotel Paradox, 611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. 425-7100 or LENTEN FISH FRYS The Italian Catholic Federation is holding their 38th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners, continuing on Fridays through March 23. Our menu is fried calamari and grilled or baked fish, side dish,

CLASSES TRIYOGA BASICS/THERAPEUTIC YOGA TriYoga flows are presented with personalized guided alignment assistance. Everyone is welcome. 10:30 a.m. Triyoga Center, 708 Washington St., Santa Cruz. 310589-0600. $15.

ZEN MEDITATION & DISCUSSION Ocean Gate Zen Center. Meditation and talk on Zen Buddhism. Every Saturday. All are welcome. 9 a.m. Ocean Gate Zen Center, 920 41st Ave., Suite B, Santa Cruz. 824-7900 or Free.

BELLY DANCE WORKOUT Class begins with a light warm up and introductory belly dance moves are broken down for comprehension. Endurance is built through repetition and dance. Appropriate for all levels. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Watsonville Yoga, 375 N. Main St., Watsonville. 209-432-3559 or

ANNIEGLASS SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT You can choose a gold or platinum-rimmed piece to plant your succulents. We will share tips on planting your mini succulent garden. Workshop includes an Annieglass piece and a set number of succulents. Pieces will be prepared ahead of time to allow for proper drainage. 1:30 p.m. Annieglass Incorporated, 310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville. 761-2041 ext. 21 or $80.

SUDDEN OAK LIFE WORKSHOP: RESTORING OAKS WITH FIRE MIMICRY This six-hour workshop will cover the science, materials, methods, and results of oak restoration studies, and will involve a hands-on demonstration of fire mimicry techniques that are shown to be improving the health of oaks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. UCSC Arboretum, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. 5022998 or $60/$45.

CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP U.S. Citizenship Information Session and Workshop with International Rescue Committee: Informational session for those who are interested in applying for their U.S. Citizenship followed by one-onone workshops for those ready to apply. Registration for workshop is required. 1:304:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Downtown Library, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruzpl. org. Free.

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

CALENDAR WESTSIDE FARMERS MARKET The Westside Farmers Market takes place every week at the corner of Highway 1 and Western Drive, situated on the northern edge of Santa Cruz’s greenbelt. This market serves the communities of the west-end of Santa Cruz including Bonny Doon, North Coast, UCSC Campus and is a short trip from downtown. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mission Street and Western Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-0566.

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.

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


SING FOR YOUR LIFE BENEFIT Sing For Your Life showcases performances by five high school choirs. The nonprofit Gold Standard Chorus is directed by Jordan Johnson and has raised over $80,000 for school music programs in the past decade through this event. The chorus also supports music scholarships and community vocal education. 1-4 p.m. United Church of Christ, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. scbarbershop. org. $20.

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

SUNDAY 3/4 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.

CLASSES CRACKERS, WRAPPERS, AND DIPPERS: RAW VEGAN COOLINARY CLASS Learn techniques, tips, and recipes for creating your own raw crackers, wrappers, and dippers for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. Chef Beth Love, author of the cookbook series Tastes Like Love, will lead you through a fun, experiential class in which you make a selection of amazingly tasty and nourishing foods, just waiting to be paired with delightful dips, spreads, and fillings. Address available upon registration. 2-6 p.m. The Love House. 607-1374 ext.1. $50.

GREGG LEVOY—TALK AND WORKSHOP In this presentation, we’ll explore the psychological, spiritual and practical processes we encounter in listening and responding to our callings. The calls could be to make a career change or creative leap, take on a new role or let go of an old one, launch a new venture, or simply make a course-correction in your life or work. 10:30 a.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz. 462-9383. $30.

FAMILY SANGHA MONTHLY MEDITATION Parents will meet in the main room for about 40 minutes of silent meditation, followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion about life and mindful parenting. Kids will be in a separate volunteer-led room, playing and exploring mindfulness through games and stories. 10:30 a.m. Insight Santa Cruz, 740 Front St. $240, Santa Cruz. Free.

MUSIC STEADY SUNDAZE REGGAE All-ages reggae in Santa Cruz outside on the patio at the Jerk House with DJ Daddy Spleece and DJ Ay Que Linda plus guest DJs in the mix. 1-5 p.m. The Jerk House, 2525 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 316-7575. Free. B40 PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER B40 Pancake Breakfast gets you pancakes, coffee and more. Music entertainment from the B40, Harbor, Gault and Delaveaga Bands. As well as great raffle prizes. Proceeds support the B40 Music Program. 8:30-11 a.m. Branciforte Middle School, 315 Poplar Ave., Santa Cruz. 239-9550 or $6.

MONDAY 3/5 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.

CLASSES ADVANCED/BEGINNING BALLET WITH DIANA ROSE Ballet for the beginning adult student with little or no ballet training. Learn ballet terminology and fine tune placement, posture and technique. 6 p.m. International Academy of Dance Santa Cruz. info@ $10.

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. 5022998 or uccnp/index.html. $400.


anxious, exhausted, alone or unsure of what’s next? Feeling any of this is natural and you don’t have to do it alone. You can learn to transform your fear and experience a new confidence to “get back out there”. Join us in this transformative, eye-opening workshop. 11 a.m. Kemitian Lounge, 805 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. kemitianlounge. com. Free.

TUESDAY 3/6 ARTS GET YOUR WRITING PROJECT GOING Writing is magic and deserves the reverence and dignity we give to such things. Writing is also a personal discipline, not a competition, and it is much more than a means of gaining fame and recognition. This workshop will be devoted to going deeper with our writing, to become better observers, better critical thinkers, and ultimately more balanced people. 6 p.m. lille aeske, 13160 Central Ave., Boulder Creek. 703-4183 or $40.

FOOD & WINE TACO TRIVIA TUESDAY Join us for pub trivia from the Trivia Factory every Tuesday night. Bring your friends and form a team or come by yourself and make some new friends, win prizes and have a blast, it's free to play. And if that wasn't awesome enough. We are serving up delicious tacos at rock bottom prices. 7 p.m. Bruno’s Bar and Grill, 230G Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. DINE FOR THE RED CROSS Local residents can enjoy the scrumptious offerings of the Shadowbrook Restaurant while also supporting the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Just mention that you’d like your bill to benefit the Red Cross. 5-10 p.m. Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola. 475-1222 or

DEATH CAFE Come eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Join Spoken/Unspoken exhibition collaborators Hospice of Santa Cruz County for a casual conversation about death, dying, and how to make the most out of life. It is not a grief support group or counseling session, just some folks getting together to eat cake and talk about death. 6-8 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Free.


The Poet is the birthplace of Carie & the SoulShakers. Their original music is a blend of blistering blues and sultry soul with irresistible New Orleans style and Memphis grit. Their covers include rare cuts from Allen Toussaint, Willie Dixon, Fats Domino, Johnny Taylor and Taj Mahal. 9 p.m. Poet and Patriot, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. Free.

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.





AUSTIN SHAW Last September, laid-back local folk-rock singer-songwriter Austin Shaw released his debut album to a packed house at the Kuumbwa. That same year, he did some touring with Americana legend David Bromberg, as well as ’90s alt-rockers Dada. “It was a busy 2017,” he says. Only a few years earlier, Shaw was living in New York, working at an investment bank firm. Music was barely a part of his life.


“It’s the antithesis of what I’m doing now,” he says of his not-so-long-ago old life. “I was working endless hours and wasn’t inspired or enjoying my job. I was doing it to make money. I was doing it because that’s what you do. You graduate from college, and you go and get a job, and get on that treadmill.”


He visited his sister in San Francisco, and enjoyed the break from the rat race so much that he decided to call his boss and quit right there. After flying back to get his stuff, he first lived in San Francisco, then Santa Cruz, lured by the surfing and easy beach life. Since then, he’s become quite a prolific songwriter. “I’ve always been a big fan of storytellers, the James Taylors and the Paul Simons of the world, [up] to new guys like Mason Jennings. There was always something that I connected with. I was actually an English literature major in college,” Shaw says. “Once the floodgates were open, it started to flow.” AARON CARNES INFO: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $9/adv, $12/door. 479-1854.



MILES ELECTRIC BAND Miles Davis landed at the center of the jazz/rock fusion movement with the release of Bitches Brew, but that seminal 1969 album marked the start of a new journey rather than a culmination. He continued to evolve over the next two decades, adding and subtracting elements from rock and funk, Brazilian and Indian music, West African and psychedelia. The Miles Electric Band explores a broad swath of this territory, and features a rhythm section with players who toured and recorded with Davis, including Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones, percussionist Munyungo Jackson, and drummer Vincent Wilburn. ANDREW GILBERT INFO: 7:30 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $35. 427-2227.


MCCOY TYLER & FRIENDS I don’t know if you know this, but

McCoy Tyler has a lot of friends. You might have seen him booked as the McCoy Tyler Trio or the McCoy Tyler Band or the McCoy Tyler Wild Psychedelic Ride Through Santa’s Village. Maybe not the last one. But the iteration that makes the most sense is McCoy Tyler & Friends, because that’s what all of these monikers really are: Local boy Tyler playing his unique, earnest brand of Southern rock ’n’ roll meets classic Americana meets power pop with his very talented Santa Cruz friends. If you’re lucky, you may end up being one of his friends someday. AC INFO: 7:30 p.m. Michaels on Main, 2591 S. Main St., Soquel. $8. 479-9777.


JERRY JOSEPH & THE JACKMORMONS Salt Lake City is a trip—having grown up there, I can say that. The Mormon church has a presence that weaves through most things, but the area is also cradled by one of the most spectacular mountain ranges you’ll ever see, the people tend to be neighborly, and Salt Lake has an outstanding arts and music scene—including a robust

music underground. Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons is one of the local-bands-done-good from the area. Led by prolific singer-songwriter Jerry Joseph, from the groups Little Women and Stockholm Syndrome, the band ventures into psych-leaning rock, a bit of jam, and a lot of lyrical poetry, and has extended its reach far beyond SLC. CJ INFO: 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $12. 429-6994.


BOOKER T. JONES Way back in the way, way back, Booker T Jones wrote and performed some legendary soul-R&B classics. His instrumental “Green Onions” for his band the M.G.’s is arguably one of the most famous instrumental tracks ever put to wax. It’s got a real “Hit the Road Jack” vibe, but 1,000 times better. The M.G.’s are considered originators of the grooving Southern soul in its infancy. Jones’ accomplishments in music are too numerous to list here—just set your alarm for March 2, and go enjoy the music of a legend. AC INFO: 7 & 9 p.m. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $35/adv, $40/door. 427-2227.






INFO: 9 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $15/adv, $20/door. 479-1854.


ADRIAN MARCEL Adrian Marcel first hit the scene

INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 429-4135.


EARTHLESS According to the Oxford Dictionary, “earthless” is an adjective from the 17th century defined as “unencumbered by material or earthly things; spiritual,” and it’s the perfect name for this trio of headbangers from San Diego. No strangers to Santa Cruz, Earthless has been delighting heshers and rockers since 2001 with a no-holds-barred brand of controlled chaos. Packing in more jam than a

Smucker’s plant, Earthless explores the space in between sounds, taking listeners on a psychedelic spin through structure and improvisation unlike any before them. MW INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $22/door. 429-4135.


INFO: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $35/adv, $38/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.


MAMMALS New York’s Hudson Valley has a rich folk music history; the legendary Pete Seeger championed environmental and social causes in the area, among others. Folk-rock group the Mammals is part of a new generation of bands carrying on the Hudson Valley music lineage, sharing its legacy with the global audience of roots music fans. Co-founded by Seeger’s grandson, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, the band brings a high-energy vibe to folk traditions and a truth-to-power ethos of which Seeger would have been proud. In 2008, the band went on hiatus and now they’re back, with a performance Tuesday at Flynn’s Cabaret (formerly Don Quixote’s). CJ INFO: 7:30 p.m. Flynn’s Cabaret, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $15. 335-2800.


Funk and rock out of San Francisco. Saturday at Crepe Place JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED

Don’t stop believing in classic rock tributes. Saturday at Rio Theatre A LOVE SUPREME CELEBRATION

All-star tribute to John Coltrane. Saturday at Michael’s on Main MOLOTOV

Rock ’n’roll out of Mexico City. Sunday at Catalyst CLAUDIA VILLELA & KENNY WERNER

Brazilian jazz vocal sensation and her pianist. Monday at Kuumbwa


Born in 1979, when classic Jamaican roots reggae was all but over, Mark Dyer—later to be known as Warrior King—would grow up to embody this classic ’70s sound, and its uplifting spirit. Back in the ’90s, he went by the name Junior King, and was a popular dancehall artist. His change to Warrior King was more than just a style change, it was about embracing his spiritualism. He dedicated his music to fighting oppression, and loving God. “Virtuous Woman” was the debut single as Warrior King in 2001. Ever since, he’s had a loyal fanbase for creating incredible reggae. AC

five years ago—at the ripe age of 22—with his explosive mixtape 7 Days A Week. His smooth voice and wide range of R&B, hip-hop and soul music influences have led the Oakland native down a path of collaborating with everyone from Kelly Rowland and Sage the Gemini to Raphael Saadiq, who also produced the singer’s debut mixtape. Last year, Marcel dropped his long awaited debut full-length, GMF U, and continues to represent Bay Area sounds to a new generation across the country. MAT WEIR

“Love My Way,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost in You”—hit after hit after hit, the Psychedelic Furs were an era-defining band in the 1980s. Whether you were new wave, goth or punk, the Furs had something for you; the band had enough edge and mystery to give their mainstream popularity underground credibility. Formed in the late ’70s in London by brothers Richard and Tim Butler, the band went on a 10-year hiatus in the early ’90s but reformed in 2001, and it has been touring and performing ever since. If you want to revisit your youth, or just witness one of the great post-punk bands, get out your hairspray, cuffed jeans and paisley shirt and hit the Catalyst on March 11. CAT JOHNSON


Thursday March 1st 8:30pm $9/12 Live Double Bill With

WATER TOWER + AUSTIN SHAW Friday March 2nd 9pm $12/15

Multi Instrumentalist -Funk & Soul Dance Party

ZACH DEPUTY Saturday March 3rd 9pm $15/20


APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos


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

Sunday March 4th 4pm $12/15 Afternoon Blues Series

CURTIS SALGADO Thursday March 8th 8:30pm $12/15 CD Release - Special Double Bill

ACHILLES WHEEL + CHINA CATS Friday March 9th 9pm $12/15

Bluegrass Americana & Roots CD Release


Saturday March 10th 9pm $7/10







Al Frisby 6-8p

A.C. Myles 6-8p

Rob Vye & Ilya Portnov Lloyd Whitely 1p 6-8p Coyote Slim 6-8p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p



2 Of Jamaica’s Top Reggae Artists w/ Live Band


WWW.MOESALLEY.COM 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 831.479.1854


Kid Andersen & John “Blues” Boyd 6-8p

Aki Kumar & Little Jonny Lawton Duo 6-8p

Virgil Thrasher & Blind Rick 6-8p

Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

Comedy Night 9p

Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

Hank & Ella & the Fine Country Band Free 8p

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

Karaoke 8p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

The Deadlies 9-11:45p

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Shawn Yanez Free 8p

Karaoke Free 8p

Swing Dance $5 5:30p The Knutzens Free

Fyre Reggae Free 8p

SC Jazz Society Free 3:30p

Pool Free

Comedy w/ Shwa Free 8p

BRITANNIA ARMS 110 Monterey Ave, Capitola

Karaoke 9-12:30a

Karaoke 9-12:30a

CATALYST 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Yung Pinch $18/$20 8p

CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Caleborate $15 8p

EOC $15-$20 8:30p

The Do-Rights Burlesque Adrian Marcel $10/$15 8:30p $20/$25 8:30p

OPEN LATE EVERY NIGHT! wednesday 2/28

Science on tap

“leaded or unleaded: monitoring stress levels in the california condor” starts at 7pm - FREE - heated garden

wednesday 2/28

rye dawn

w/ clayton joseph scott Show 9pm $8 Door

thursday 3/1

bourbon and burlesque w / lulu and the lushes

Show 8pm $10 door get here early! heated garden

friday 3/2

jerry joseph & the jackmormons

Show 9pm - $12 ADV/DOOR advance tickets at ticketweb

saturday 3/3

sweet plot

w / baby and the lovies Show 9pm - $8 DOOR

tuesday 2/27

7 COME 11 Show 9pm $6 Door

MIDTOWN SANTA CRUZ 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz


Singer/Songwriter Showcase 9p-12:30a Molotov $40/$45/$48 8p


Saturday March 17th 9pm $15/20


Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

All-Star R&B/Funk & Soul With



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

Thursday March 15th 8:30pm $10/15

New Orleans Grammy Winning Funk


THE BLUE LOUNGE 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz


Friday March 16th 8:30pm $20/25


BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Funk & Soul Dance Party

w/ Members Of KDTU Greyboy Allstars Dave Mathews Band & Slightly Stoopid


The Crafters Free 6:30-9:30p

THE APPLETON GRILL 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville

Jamaican Reggae Favorite w/ Live Band



ABBOTT SQUARE MARKET 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz

Earthless $20/$22 8:30p

Hot Flash Heat Wave, No Vacation $12/$14 8p







Celebrating Creativity Since 1975

Wednesday, February 28 • 7:30 pm SAT








CAVA CAPITOLA WINE BAR 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola 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

Science on Tap Free 7p

Bourbon & Burlesque w/ Lulu & the Lushes $10/$20 VIP 7p

Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons $12 9p

Sweet Plot w/ Baby & the Lovies $8 9p

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

Hot Club Pacific $3 7:30p

Papiba & Friends $5 8:30p

Hank & Ella w/ The Fine Country Band $6 9p

Cosmic Pinball $7 9:30p

KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p The Beach Cowboys Free 7-10p

DAV. ROADHOUSE 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

Green Dog Free 6-9p

Foreverland: Amelia White 7p Michael Jackson Tribute $15/$20 $25 8p

THE FISH HOUSE 972 Main St, Watsonville HENFLING’S 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

Flingo Free 7:30p

KUUMBWA JAZZ 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Miles Electric Band $35 6:30p

Michelle Lambert Free

BOOKER T. JONES One of the icons of soul music, heard on countless beloved hits.

Bobby Love & Sugar Sweet Free 8p

Nite Creepers Free 8p

Sol Nova Free

Ricky Torres Group 9:30-10:30a

Blue Chevrolet Free 7-8p

Booker T. Jones $35/$40 7&9p

Tracy Parker & Friends $18/$20 7:30p

Lúnasa $27/$30 7p

TRACY PARKER & FRIENDS Tickets: Sunday, March 4 • 7:30 pm

Live Comedy $7 9p

The Wail Aways Free 6:30-8:30p

DON QUIXOTE’S 6275 Hwy 9, Felton

Friday, March 2 • 7 & 9 pm

Saturday, March 3 • 8 pm Funk Night ft. 7 Come 11 $6 9p

Blue w/ Geoff Alan Free 6-9p

DISCRETION BREWING 2703 41st Ave, Soquel

MILES ELECTRIC BAND An all-star ensemble, featuring trumpeter Christian Scott, revisiting the repertoire from Miles Davis’ iconic electric period.

The Mammals $15 7:30p

Roadhouse Karaoke Free 8p Claudia Villela & Kenny Werner $25/$30 7p

LÚNASA Tickets: 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


THE SUFFERS Houston’s award-winning 8-piece ensemble that has redefined the Gulf Coast sound. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Saturday, March 10 • 8:30 pm

SIN SISTERS BURLESQUE Tickets: Monday, March 12 • 7 & 9 pm

BRITANNIA ARMS IN CAPITOLA 110 Monterey Avenue, Capitola Village

Free and open to everyone registration starts at 6pm For contest rules, raffle tickets, information & registration, contact Mars Studio.

To guarantee a time slot, please pre-register at


Raffling off Boulder Creek Guitar Raffle proceeds go to Guitars Not Guns



Guitar Works

9pm: 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Wednesday, March 14 • 7:30 pm

CHRIS SMITHER Tickets: Thursday, March 15 • 7 & 9 pm

BILLY COBHAM’S CROSSWINDS PROJECT A tribute to a legendary album, by one of fusion’s most influential drummers. Sunday, March 18 • 7:30 pm

JOHN CRAIGIE WITH ALEX LUCERO Tickets: Monday, March 19 • 7 pm

LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS: THE GREAT AMERICAN ROADTRIP - RED, WHITE & BLUES 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



OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA: TRANSPARENT WATER Spanning jazz, Latin and African influences, a singular blend from these musical adventurers.


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 Mar 1 Sat Mar 3

Tue Mar 6






Feelin’ Alright Free 5p Crooked Branches & Flypaper Blues $10 8p

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

MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz

Aki Kumar & Little Jonny Duo Free 6p

Al Frisby Free 6p

Lloyd Whitley Free 6p

to Michael Jackson

MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Water Tower & Austin Shaw $9/$12 8p

Zach Deputy $12/$15 8p

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

Tone Sol 9:30p

Tech Minds 9:30p

Astronomy on Tap Free 6p

Shotgun Suitor Free 7p

The Leftovers Free 7p

Big Youth Roots Reggae Sensation, Live and Direct Foreverland Electrifying 14-Piece Tribute

Amelia White East Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter

MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

The Mammals – Carrying on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie

NEW BOHEMIA BREWERY 1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz

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

Jack Mosbacher Thoughtfully crafted traditional hooks

99 BOTTLES 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

Thu Mar 8

Altan - Traditional Irish Band

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Fri Mar 9

Zeppelin Live The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

$15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 7:30pm

Thu Mar 15


McCoy Tyler & Friends $8 7:30p

and cheerful Motown vibes

Sat Mar 10


Cruz Control w/ Patti Maxine $10 7:30p

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

WED MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

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


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

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

$15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

California Kind Monster Jam Band Featuring Katie Skene,

Trivia 8p

Virgil Thrasher & Blind Rick 1p Jimmy Dewrance 6p Warrior King, Ancestree & DJ Spleece $15/$20 8p







Grateful Sundays Free 5:30p Andy Santana w/ Greg Roberst Free 6p

Broken Shades Free 6p

Preacher Boy Free 6p

Curtis Salgado 3p $12/$15 Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p

Hip-Hop w/ DJ Marc 9:30p Tacos & Trivia Free 7p

David Jeremy Free 10p-12a Alex Lucero 6p

Dennis Dove 2p

Dolce Musica 2p Open Mic 8-11p

Open Mic 4 -7p

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

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

Papa’s Bag The Ultimate James Brown Experience

Depth! 9:30p

A Love Surpreme Celebration $20 8p

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night 8p Toby Gray & Friends 6:30p

Moshe Vilozny & Friends 6:30p

Traditional Hawaiian Music 6:30p

Featured Acoustic Hits 12:30 & 6:30p

Featured Acoustic Hits 12:30 & 6:30p

Journey Unauthorized $30/$40 8p

Audition Night 6:30p

African Music Adama & Mabanza 6:30p

Squirrel Nut Zippers $35 7:30p

Pete Sears & Barry Sless

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

Locomotive Breath w/Spun Classic Rock and then some!

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Sat Mar 17

Molly’s Revenge Dynamic acoustic Celtic band

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 7:30pm Sun Mar 18

John Brothers Piano Company Stride, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal

Wed Cruz Control w/ Patti Maxine Feb 28 7:30 Americana & Roots Rock

Balkan band from Oakland

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+ 7pm Thu Mar 22

Mary Gauthier Release of new album co-written


with combat veterans


Fri Mar 23

$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent 7:30pm

The Contribution All Star Jam Band

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

Kalani Pe’a Grammy Award-winning

Singer/Songwriter from Hawaii Fri Mar 30

$23 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent 7pm

The Joint Chiefs w/Alex Lucero & Live Again Two exciting dance bands from California $15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm

Sat Mar 31

Aja Vu/Steelin’ Chicago SF-based band performs the music of Steely Dan and Chicago

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

Wd April 4

R. Carlos Nakai The World’s Premier Performer of The Native American Flute

$25 adv./$25 door seated < w/parent 7pm COMIN G RIGH T U P

Thu. Apr. 5 Jack Tempchin Fri. Apr. 6 Grampa’s Chili w/Jerry Brown & Friends Sat. Apr. 7 Carolyn Sills Combo Thu. Apr. 12 Southern Drawl Band Wed. Apr. 18 The Do Rights Burlesque Thu. Apr. 19 Mr. Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne Tribute

Tickets Now Online at Rockin'Church Service Every Sunday ELEVATION at 10am-11:15am

Mar 3 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018 7pm Mar 9 Chris Botti 8pm Mar 10 Whose Live Anyway? 8pm Apr 7 Jonny Lang 8pm Apr 8 Arlo Guthrie 8pm

$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Thu McCoy Tyler & Friends Mar 1 7:30 w/ AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman

1st in Series: McCoy Tyler & Friends Showcases $8 adv./$8 door seated <21 w/parent

Fri Mar 2 Feelin’ Alright 5:00 HAPPY HOUR


Fri Crooked Branches Mar 2 8:00 plus Flypaper Blues

Nourishing Americana, new folk, bluegrass $10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +

Sat A Love Supreme Celebration Mar 3 8:00 w/ Jim Thomas, Henry Kaiser,

Michael Manring, John Hanrahan, Tim Lin, and Bob Bralove Saluting John Coltrane $20 adv./$20 door Dance– ages 21 +

Apr 20 Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up 2018 8pm April 24 Gordon Lightfoot 8pm Apr 27 The Wailers 8pm May 11 Rufus Wainwright 8pm May 17 “Weird Al” Yankovic with Special Guest Emo Philips 8pm

July 13 Paula Poundstone 8pm

For Tickets 831-649-1070

Sun Grateful Sunday Mar 4 5:30 Grateful Dead Tunes


Wed Mar 7 7:30

Andy Fuhrman & His Fabulous Friends

Patti Maxine, Harpin Jonny, Liz Smith, Sweetpea Cunningham $15 av./$15 door seated <21 w/parent


Thu Mar 8 Fri Mar 9 Sat Mar 10 Wed Mar 14

Brave Mystics The Garcia Project EXTRA LARGE Bean Creek

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

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ROSIE MCCANN’S 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Comedy Night 9p

THE SAND BAR 211 Esplanade, Capitola

Mardi Gras Party 7-11p












Open Mic 7:30p Reggae & Dub Open Jam Billy Martini w/ Nathan Martisius 7p 8p-12a

Touchd’ Too Much 8p-12a

SANDERLINGS 1 Seascape Resort, Aptos

Golden Shred w/ Eddie Mendenhall & more 7:30-10:30p

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright, Santa Cruz

Live Again 6:30p

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

Beach Cowboy Band 8-11:30p

Nomalakadoja 8-11:30p

Joe Ferrara 6:30-10p

Claudio Melega 7-10p

STEEL BONNET 20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley

Jesse Bryant Free 5p

The Rayburn Brothers Free 5p

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

Dave Muldawer 5:30p

Toby Gray 5:30p

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola


Ken Constable 6:30-9:30p

Open Jam w/ Dennis Dove 7-11p

Alex Lucero 7-11p

We Three w/ Tammi Brown & Yuji Tojo 7:30-10:30p

MAR 08 Masters of Hawaiian Music MAR 09 Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey MAR 10 Rob Bell MAR 13 2018 Gail Rich Awards MAR 17 Hula, New Blue and Beyond

UGLY MUG 4640 Soquel Ave, Soquel

APR 06 Anthony Jeselnik APR 07 Al Jardine APR 12 Jon Foreman APR 13 Hayley Kiyoko APR 14 Postmodern Jukebox APR 17 Dixie Dregs APR 18 Los Lonely Boys APR 20 House of Floyd

Open Mic w/ Steven David 5:30p

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

Ziggy Tarr 6-8p

Willy Bacon 7:30-8:30p

ZELDA’S 203 Esplanade, Capitola

Ziggy Tarr 7-9p The John Michael Band 9:30p

Ziggy Tarr 11a-1p

The Joint Chiefs 9:30p

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-429-4135 Wednesday, February 28 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+


Are you feeling anxious, exhausted, alone or unsure of what’s next?

Downstairs Classic Specials end next week!


Amazing waterfront deck views.


See live music grid for this week’s bands.


Three live comedians every Sunday night.


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


Wood-fired pizza, ice cream, unique fine gifts.


$9.95 dinners Mon.-Fri. from 6:00pm.


Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily

(831) 476-4560

Feeling any of this is natural and you don’t have to do it alone.

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Friday, March 2 • Ages 16+

YUNG PINCH Friday, March 2 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+


Saturday, March 3 • In the Atrium • Ages 21+ Sunday, March 4 • Ages 21+

MOLOTOV Sunday, March 4 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+


Monday, March 5 • In the Atrium • Ages 21+

If you want to get out of your own way and call in:

Tuesday, March 6 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

Join us in this transformative, eye-opening workshop. Junie Moon, aka the Starting over Queen and Transformation-that-Sticks Coach helps women lower the volume of their inner critic so that they can create powerful, exciting new life chapters. Junie is an international speaker, film producer-director and best-selling author of Loving the Whole Package. To find out more go to

Free Workshop March 5, 11-12:30 Kemitian Lounge 805 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Follow the Rio Theatre on Facebook & Twitter! 831.423.8209


You can learn to transform your fear and experience a new confidence to “get back out there”. • BIG LOVE – connecting deeply with another or yourself • ADVENTURE – more fun… it’s your time! • PURPOSE: A clearer picture of what’s next for you • An authentic confidence that “You Can Do It” • A readiness to embrace life full out

MAY 10 Lunafest MAY 11 Film: Dr Sean Carroll MAY 18 Taimaine MAY 28 Godspeed You!


plus Kikagaku Moyo

HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE • NO VACATION Mar 8 Badfish, A Tribute To Sublime (Ages 16+) Mar 9 Andre Nickatina (Ages 16+) Mar 11 The Psychedelic Furs (Ages 16+) Mar 20 Flogging Molly (Ages 21+) Mar 27 Pussy Riot (Ages 16+) Mar 30 Minnesota (Ages 18+) Apr 4 Roy Wood$ (Ages 16+) Apr 6 The Devil Makes Three (Ages 21+) Apr 7 Marc E Bassy (Ages 16+) Apr 10 Ugly God (Ages 16+) Apr 11 Alvvays/ The Drums (Ages 16+) Apr 12 SOB X RBE/ Cuban Doll (Ages 16+) Apr 14 Alborosie (Ages 16+) Apr 15 Strangelove (Ages 21+) Apr 17 Jungle (Ages 16+) Apr 26 Emmure (Ages 16+) Apr 27 Carnage/ Madeintyo (Ages 18+)

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FILM category, and Peele earned a Best First Feature nod from the Directors Guild of America (although Del Toro won Best Director from the DGA), so anything is possible. BEST ACTRESS Frances McDormand, Three Billboards. Bet the rent; name an award in this category, and she’s already won it. And deservedly so. BEST ACTOR Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour. Another shoo-in, like all four favored acting nominees. Besides, there has to be some kind of recognition for a guy who started out playing Sid Vicious tackling the role of Winston Churchill. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Allison Janney, I, Tonya. She doesn’t just “disappear” into the role of Tonya Harding’s cold, heartless mom; Janney plays her in a trance-like state of viperish perversity.

SNEAK PEEK The creature from Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ attempts to get a look at what’s in Sunday’s envelopes.




Mavericks duke it out at 90th Academy Awards


fter the OscarSoWhite hashtag movement a couple of years ago, the Motion Picture Academy’s demographics have altered. With membership now opened up to a younger, more diverse crowd of film pros, you might expect this year’s nominees to feature a few plucky mavericks vs. the mainstream favorites. But—surprise! Almost none of the nominees qualify as “mainstream,” including the two top contenders: Guillermo del Toro’s lush, eerie, romantic fantasy The Shape of Water, and Martin McDonagh’s blackly comic morality play Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. While the predictive winners in all four acting categories are pretty much set in stone (results have been

uniform throughout the awards season), there’s still plenty of room to stir up trouble! Here’s what I think will happen: BEST PICTURE Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Usually, if you subtract the four (out of nine) nominees whose directors didn’t get a nomination in their category, that narrows the field to five serious contenders. But even though McDonagh wasn’t nominated for directing Three Billboards, it’s already won a Golden Globe for Drama, and the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble award. The Shape of Water is my favorite movie of the year, but I think it will rack up its Oscars elsewhere. The Post was a favorite going into the season, with its timely tale of


crusading journalists standing up for the truth, but here, the lack of a nomination for director Steven Spielberg suggests it’s run out of steam since then. Less likely (but not impossible) upsets might by Greta Gerwig’s smart, beloved indie comedy, Lady Bird, or Jordan Peele’s darkly subversive racial-politics horror movie Get Out (Gerwig and Peele both scored directing nominations). BEST DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water. He’s already won every award there is in this category—in compensation for Three Billboards walking off with most of the Best Picture prizes—but mostly because Del Toro’s irrepressible, iconoclastic personality infuses every frame of this rapturous movie. Gerwig won a Golden Globe in the comedy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards. He’s got all the buzz, as the hot-headed deputy dragged kicking and screaming to a kind of redemption. I thought his co-star, Woody Harrelson (also nominated) was just as good in this category. But I’d have liked to see a shout-out for Doug Jones in The Shape of Water. A longtime Del Toro co-conspirator (he played Fauno/Pan in Pan’s Labyrinth, and was recently seen as the impossibly elongated alien First Officer Saru in Star Trek: Discovery), Jones’ poignant Amphibian Man romancing Sally Hawkins gives the movie its heart and soul. MISCELLANEOUS Here’s where those new Academy members may prevail with an Original Screenplay award to Peele for Get Out, beating out Del Toro and McDonagh (although the latter has scored some pre-Oscar awards for Three Billboards). Veteran director James Ivory looks poised to win the Adapted Screenplay award for Call Me By Your Name. Expect Blade Runner 2049 to score gold for Cinematography, while Phantom Thread wins in the Costume department. Meanwhile, The Shape of Water should swim to victory for its atmospheric sea-green Production Design, and its expressive Original Score by Alexandre Desplat. The 90th Annual Academy Awards, 5 p.m., Sunday, March 4, ABC.


February 28-March 6

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DARKEST HOUR Wed 2/28, Thu 3/1 1:45, 7:15; Fri 3/2-Tue 3/6 1:30, 7:00, 9:40 HAPPY END Wed 2/28, Thu 3/1 2:00, 7:30 THE INSULT Wed 2/28, Thu 3/1 5:00, 9:50 I, TONYA Wed 2/28 1:30, 4:20, 9:35; Thu 3/1 1:30, 4:20, 7:00, 9:35; Fri 3/2-Tue 3/6 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 NOSTALGIA Fri 3/2-Tue /36 1:40, 4:10, 6:45 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Wed 2/28, Thu 3/1 4:40, 9:55; Fri 3/2-Tue 3/6 4:20, 9:15 CONCERT FOR GEORGE Wed 2/28 7:00



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DEATH WISH Once upon a time, director Eli Roth made an interesting and fairly subversive horror film called Hostel. But a lot of people—most of whom never even saw it—wrongly wrote it off as “torture porn.” Roth seems to have never gotten over it, as he hasn’t made anything approaching a good movie since. Even worse, he increasingly whines about “social justice warriors” attacking his films, suggesting he’s taking that hard Michael Crichton/ Frank Miller/David Mamet fall into nonsensical right-wing paranoia. Gee, wonder if that has anything to do with why he’s remaking 1974’s nonsensical right-wing paranoia film Death Wish. Bruce Willis on a vigilante shooting spree? Sending a message that murder is the only way to deal with criminals, at a time when crime is at historic lows, and gun mass-murder is at an alltime high? Can anyone say “worst idea ever?” Co-starring Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris and Vincent D’Onofrio. (R) 107 minutes. (SP)


A FANTASTIC WOMAN Daniela Vega stars as a transsexual nightclub singer whose much older boyfriend suddenly dies—just as he’s left his family for her—throwing her plans for the future into chaos. Especially after she becomes a suspect in his death. Written and directed by Sebasatian Lelio. Costarring Francisco Reyes and Luis Gnecco. (R) 104 minutes. (SP) NOSTALGIA An all-star cast supports a mosaic of linked stories exploring love and loss and our relationship to the things that make our memories. Starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern, John Ortiz, Nick Offerman and Patton Oswalt. Directed by Mark Pellington. (R) 114 minutes. (SP) RED SPARROW Jennifer Lawrence is a one-woman killing force! I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s definitely the plot of this spy movie. Raised by Russians to stick it to the Capitalist Running Dogs, she meets CIA agent Joel Edgerton and starts re-thinking her values. Joel

Edgerton, really, comrade? Did you not see The Gift? That guy is totally creepy! (R) 139 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 ANNIHILATION Director Alex Garland of Ex Machina fame has been up front about the fact that his new film about an expedition to a dangerous place where the laws of nature have been altered isn’t for everyone. Studio execs agreed, calling it too complicated and intellectual, and in a panic signed most of the international rights away to Netflix. That’s too bad for Garland, but it does suggest that science fiction fans in this country can for once look forward to an adaptation that’s as smart and original as the book it’s based on. The funny part is that the trailer makes it look like a fairly typical, bland sci-fi/action flick. I bet the studio execs loved it. Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac. (R) (SP) 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) 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. 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. 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. GAME NIGHT From the comedy geniuses who brought you Horrible Bosses comes a slightly less half-assed concept film about dumb people getting into a dumb situation. This time it’s a bunch of friends doing a murder-mystery night who don’t realize actual crimes are being committed in front of them. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Starring Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons and Michael C. Hall. (R) 100 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 ofTonya Harding's early life and public career. The story is told from a variety of perspectives as the plucky competitor who was the first American woman ever to stick a triple axel in competition evolves into the most reviled woman in the world. Along the way, they generate a surprising amount of sympathy for the human being at the center of all that notoriety. Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, and Caitlin Carver. (R) 119 minutes. (LJ) 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. 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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Directed by: Paul Whitworth

Featuring: Martha Brigham*, Nancy Carlin*, J. Michael Flynn*, Mike Ryan*

Ian is returning from a book tour to visit his elderly father John, a renowned Dickens scholar, and most recently, a grief stricken widower. Ian is alarmed to find John confused and disoriented. He has forgotten Ian was coming, and in fact, seems anxious to get rid of him, not withstanding Ian’s 3 hour drive from Manhattan. Has John been having little strokes? Has he deteriorated in the six weeks Ian has been gone? And yet, the house seems strangely tidy. And John is wearing a new tie. This serious comedy by Kate Hawley (COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL) is an exploration of love and renewal.


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COOL CAT Jared Truby (pictured) owns the Eastside’s popular Cat & Cloud coffeehouse along with Chris Baca. PHOTO: KEANA PARKER


Bold Beach Vibes Cat & Cloud’s chill Eastside ambiance pairs well with killer coffee and pastries BY CHRISTINA WATERS


alking into the Eastside’s compact Cat & Cloud, the energy hits immediately. Fronting Portola Drive, its back door facing the ocean, the coffeehouse exudes the sort of buzz that comes not just from caffeine but from big-shouldered hospitality, as well. The brainchild of former Verve pioneers Jared Truby and Chris Baca, Cat & Cloud holds down its Pleasure Point territory with easy charm and killer coffee. I was welcomed the minute I walked in, surveyed the landscape of Companion Bakeshop pastries, and ordered the

house medium roast ($2.75), served up in a huge logo mug. From my seat at the laminated faux surfboard counter I could watch Truby finesse breakfast toasts, some slathered with avocado, others with cream cheese and infant sprouts. “I do it all,” he jokes. “Morning to evening.” But of course he is exaggerating, since his partners were also working the espresso machines without stopping. The atmosphere is physical, the appearance of this clean well-lighted space is filled with air and sunshine. A steady stream of neighbors arrive as I watched the action. It’s hard to

resist the outrageous flavor (butter and caramelized sugar) and texture (chewy interior topped with a featherlight embrace of paper-thin, crispness) of the mighty Companion Bakeshop Kouign Amann ($4.50). I, for one, do not resist it, but cave every time I’m within reach of this dense pastry gem. As the population in Santa Cruz has thickened, so has the traffic— thus creating little neighborhood mini-towns, from the Westside to the Eastside. And each of these little regions keeps its residents well stocked in coffee shops, cafes and cocktails. The resourceful

Cat & Cloud amplifies its clientele by partnering its excellent freshroasted coffees with the signature pastries from Companion Bakeshop (this alliance also powers C&C’s downtown station in the Abbott Square Market). As Verve multiplied its appeal by stocking Manresa’s outstanding scones, cakes and croissants, so Cat & Cloud offers the addictive morning treats from a top bakery. A value-added inspiration! Music is spot-on, bouncy pop-rock that pleases without getting in the way. The vibe was perfect, neither too hipster-hip, nor too understated. A bright, clean space seemingly free of “attitude” (i.e., no one feels excluded or not hip enough to enter). Even though the parking situation is a bit of a challenge— there’s a small lot tucked behind the store, otherwise you’re on your own on the locals-only beach community backstreets—I was assured that the parking issue is “being worked on.” How was the coffee? In a word, full-bodied and delicious. Robust with a bittersweet center of Earth and a caramel finish, thanks for asking. Cat & Cloud’s close neighbors include other Pleasure Point coffee emporia that are busy redefining the surfing quartier— Verve, Chill Out, Coffeetopia, for example. But there are enough coffee lovers to go around, and clearly this vivacious pitstop for coffee and pastries has found its clientele. Open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 3600 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz.


The brilliant little Pork Belly “Snack” ($8) at Bantam, in which a feisty square of pork belly (imagine a piece of meaty bacon expanded in four dimensions!) is joined by a small pillow of pureed sweet potato and a colorful side of pickled carrots, cauliflower and other crunchy items. No, seriously, this fork-tender flavor delivery system held up throughout one of the house designer martinis ($9)! Get there early—like when it opens at 5 p.m.— while bar seating is available and the noise level not excessive. Open 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bantam 1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz.

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We have many festivals again this week, all occurring on Thursday. Chinese New Year, Full Moon, Purim, Holi. Chinese New Year always ends at full moon with the hanging and releasing of lighted lanterns. It is a Festival of Lanterns and Light. The festival of Purim celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the cruel Haman (a magistrate) seeking to destroy them. Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly Jewish, saved her people from death. It’s a joyful festival and one bakes the sweet cookie, Hamantaschen (Haman’s pockets), to celebrate this festival. Holi is the Hindu Spring Festival of Colors. Bonfires are lit the night before warding off evil. Holi is the most colorful festival in the world. It is also a Festival of Love – of Radha for Krishna (the blue-colored God). It is a Spring

festival with singing, dancing, carnivals, food and drink (Bhang, a drink made of cannabis leaves). Holi signifies good over evil, ridding oneself of past errors, ending conflicts through rapprochement (returning to each other). It is a day of forgiveness, including debts. Holi also marks the beginning of New Year. Thursday is the Pisces solar festival (11.23 degrees) under a full moon. The Soul’s meditative seed thought for Pisces, recited with the Great Invocation, is “I leave the Father’s house and turning back, I save.” In Pisces under Soul direction, we are here to help “... close the door to evil and restore the Plan on Earth.”

ARIES Mar21–Apr20

LIBRA Sep23–Oct22

In the next days, weeks and months it’s important to see yourself as resourceful and valuable. Perhaps this is difficult. Make lists of all your gifts, abilities, talents, good deeds, thoughts, ideas and plans. And then all your blessings. In these your value appears. Place these lists on doors, walls and mirrors. Read and review daily. These offer you a new self identity as server for humanity—the task for all Aries in the Aquarian Age.

You will assess your relationships in terms of their value. Not value as in money but virtues. Simultaneously, assess the values (virtues) you offer others. Is there more Goodwill you can offer others? Goodwill creates Right Relations. Allow only the goodness of yourself to be radiated outward. Goodness is an inner purity. What goodness do you offer others? Remember true love isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice.

Esoteric Astrology for week of Feb. 28, 2018


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TAURUS Apr21–May21 Things hide away, especially you. Or you find someone else in hiding and join them. Someone close is quite mysterious and valuable to you. They’re knowledgeable and have the skills needed for your next creative endeavor for humanity’s future. Resources are hidden away too, though still available. Call these resources forth in prayers and mantras and sacred words, while tending to practical daily tasks. Eliminate (give away) as much as possible.

GEMINI May 22–June 20

CANCER Jun21–Jul20 Ponder upon how you want to be seen, known and recognized in the world and how you want to help build the new culture and civilization. You are to nurture the new era at its foundational stages. Begin your garden soon, have a worm bin, create biodynamic soil, use organic seeds. Parsley and cilantro are most important for you this year. Teach everyone what you learn. Cancer needs to move from feeding the world to helping the world feed itself.

LE0 Jul21–Aug22 The Earth (soil, trees, plants growing) is very important for your well-being. Make sure you’re out and about in the Sun at dawn and dusk, out with the devas and in nature—the most balanced kingdom. The Sun’s radiations strengthen your heart and mind, refocuses your enthusiasm (“filled with God”), rebalances your entire system. When we are balanced and in rhythm, practical health emerges. Where is your garden and who are your companions?

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 You may struggle mentally to maintain equilibrium between what you desire and what is actually possible. It’s good to study the subject of sacrifice—the First Law of the Soul. At the center of sacrifice is Love. Love and sacrifice are the same. We are on Earth because we sacrificed (chose) to be here. You may feel you’ve become the warrior. Spiritual warriors are practical, poised and always triumphant.

Tend daily to all things small and necessary, offering your deepest attention. Observe habits, agendas, how you work in all environments. Observe how others work, too. Care and tend to yourself. Evolution occurs step by step. We begin with tending to our physical, emotional and mental bodies. Then we progress to things spiritual. Each day “brood” upon the service needed for the coming day. Ask for Soul direction. The personality then becomes calmed.

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec20 A long held creative dream seems to be all around you. You’re redefining, reassessing and reaffirming the importance of your life’s work. In the meantime, balance yourself with amusement and play, much needed and much missed recently. Acknowledge that your creative work reflects who you are now, and part of who you will become later. All parts of you are aligning in a close spiritual unity. You are building a Temple of the Soul.

CAPRICORN Dec21–Jan20 You see the need for nourishment of the self and of others. One source of nourishment is financial security. Another is the beauty, design and organization of your home and gardens and outdoor rooms. Make sure as you tend to your home that you create a practical and private workspace for yourself. Your imagination, vision and creativeness are most important for your well-being, your home and family at this time. Create over time, the garden of your dreams.

AQUARIUS Jan21–Feb18 Times seems to have sped up. At times, we can feel that life is a bit wild and out of control. We are entering the Aquarian Age, ruled by Uranus, god of Lightning. New things, in coming times, will appear. A new balance is attempting to come forth in the world. Know that you are a returned “angel” come to help humanity steer itself downstream in a new Noah’s Ark. You are to identify, work with and bring in the new culture and civilization. What part do you want to play? Think deeply on this.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 Life becomes more accelerated, yet more-subtle, at times feeling a bit out of focus and very different. In these difficult financial times, it’s good to tithe (give) to those in need—St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; Catholic Charities; Doctors Without Borders; UNESCO. These are difficult financial times. The spiritual law is that what we give is returned 10-fold so we can give and give again. When we serve others, our life is spiritually cared for—the third Law of the Soul is Service. Hang lanterns everywhere. Then leave them there.

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Past friends, experiences, events, relationships, and resources are contacted, re-discovered and renewed. All of these are valuable for reasons later revealed in your future. A certain group, also from the past, holds great Love/Wisdom (Ray 2, Gemini’s ray). They hold out to you a way to enter the life stream of humanity through study and understanding of the mysteries. You should renew your study of astrology and your transits.

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

CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. JZ'S BZ'S HONEY CO. 405 ESCALONA DR. SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. AI# 34010005. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company signed: JZ'S BZ'S LLC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/29/2019. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan 29, 2018. Feb 7,14,21,28

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0184 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

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.

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.

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 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. 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. 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.

BEN VERNAZZA. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/8/2013. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on February 8, 2018. Feb 21, 28 & Mar 7, 14.

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


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0181 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as JZ'S BZ'S HONEY CO. 405 ESCALONA DR. SANTA

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

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 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.

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. 18-0245 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. 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 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. 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0266 The following Individual is doing business as PRECISION FIDUCIARY ANALYTICS. 1641 CALYPSO DRIVE, APTOS, CA 95003. County of Santa Cruz. J. BEN VERNAZZA. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: J.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0298 The following Corporation is doing business as KADOTANI AUTO REPAIR. 1865 MAIN ST. WATSONVILLE, CA 95076. County of Santa Cruz. YAMAMOTO AUTO REPAIR, INC. 1865 MAIN ST., WATSONVILLE,CA 95076. Al# 4105992. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: YAMAMOTO AUTO REPAIR, INC. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb 13, 2018. Feb 21, 28 & Mar 7, 14.

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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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0303 The following Individual is doing business as LIL SALS JANITORIAL AND HANDYMAN SERVICE. 1375 RUBY CT. #2, CAPITOLA, CA 95010. County of Santa Cruz. SALVADOR PETER DELGADO JR. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: SALVADOR PETER DELGADO JR. 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 14, 2018. Feb 21, 28, Mar 7 & 14.

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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 PETERSON 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 21,28 & Mar. 7, 14.

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. 15, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Feb. 21, 28, & Mar. 7, 14.

petitioner CRISANTA CHAVEZ has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: NOAH MAXIMILIANO to: NOAH CHAVEZ. 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 April 2, 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. 14, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Feb. 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21.

NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0347 The following General Partnership is doing business as ESH CLOTHING COMPANY. 222 JACKSON ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. AMANDA CHRISTA RUDOLPH, & BRADLEY JAMES RUDOLPH. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: BRADLEY JAMES RUDOLPH. 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 20, 2018. Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, & 21.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0209 The following Individual is doing business as BABBLING BROOK INN. 1025 LAUREL ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. DILIP PATEL. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: DILIP PATEL. 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 20, 2018. Feb 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0109 The following Individual is doing business as GABRIELS CHIPPING &TREE SERVICE. 686 SWANTON RD., DAVENPORT, CA 95017. County of Santa Cruz. GABRIEL F. SWITZER. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: GABRIEL F. SWITZER. 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. 18, 2018. Feb. 28, Mar 7, 14, 21. CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF CRISANTA CHAVEZ CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00469. THE COURT FINDS that the


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0346 The following Individual is doing business as ARCHIWATER COLLABORATIVE. 4241 SEA PINES COURT, CAPITOLA, CA 95010. County of Santa Cruz. EDISON BECKER BONJARDIM. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: EDISON BECKER BONJARDIM. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/20/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on 2/20/2018. Feb 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0351 The following Corporation is doing business as IKE'S LOVE AND SANDWICHES. 1318 OCEAN ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. ISP2 SANTA CRUZ INC. 2384 SUNRISE DR, SAN JOSE, CA 95124. Al# 4045222. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: SANGAM PATEL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb 20, 2018. Feb 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21..


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■ BECKMANN’S, “Big” California Round, 24oz/ 3.89 WHOLE GRAIN, Whole Wheat, 30oz/ 4.19 ■ GAYLE’S, Challah, 32oz/ 3.99

■ BELGIOIOSO MOZZARELLA BALL, “Fresh”, 8oz/ 3.29 ■ ORGANIC VALLEY SLICED MUNSTER, “Great for Sandwiches”, 6oz/ 5.99

13oz/ 6.49 ■ NIMAN RANCH BACON, “All Flavors”, 12oz/ 7.79

Cheese - Best Selection in Santa Cruz ■ WISCONSIN SHARP CHEDDAR, “A Customer Favorite” Average Cuts/ 5.09 Lb Loaf Cuts/ 4.49 Lb ■ DANISH BLUE CHEESE, “Imported”/ 8.49 Lb ■ BABY SWISS, “Boar’s Head Brand”/ 4.09 Lb ■ DRY JACK, “Rumiano Brand”/ 7.69 Lb

Shop Local First ■ TWINS KITCHEN MUSTARD, 3 Kinds, 9oz/ 5.99 ■ WONNIE’S MARINADES, 12oz/ 3.99 ■ OLIO UMBERTO OLIVE OIL, 12.7oz/ 19.99 ■ FARMER FREED CULINARY SALTS, 3.5oz/ 10.49 ■ MEEKS WILD FLOWER HONEY, 24oz/ 11.99

■ 2011 GIFFT, Red Blend, (91WE, Reg 19.99)/ 7.99 ■ 2013 TRUVEE, Red Blend, (Reg 20.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2014 14 HANDS, Merlot, (Reg 12.99)/ 8.99 ■ 2011 LACHINI, “Grape Republic”, Pinot Noir, (Reg 25.99)/ 9.99 ■ 2012 DOWNHILL, Pinot Noir, (Reg 35.99)/ 9.99

Connoisseur’s Corner- Incredible Values ■ 2011 EFESTE SYRAH, Ceidleigh, (91WS, 91WE, Reg 43.99)/ 19.99 ■ 2012 NORTHSTAR, Merlot, (91WE, 91RP, Reg 41.99)/ 19.99 ■ 2012 KULETO, Chardonnay, (91WS, Reg 47.99)/ 16.99 ■ 2013 LACHINI, Pinot Noir, La Cruz, (90WE, Reg 54.99)/ 29.99 ■ 2015 SANTE ARCANGELI, Pinot Noir, SCM, (90WE, Reg38.99)/ 22.99

MELISSA WILEY, 10-Year Customer, Santa Cruz Occupation: Pre-school teacher/owner, Family Network Hobbies: Relaxing in the sun & hot springs, dancing, teaching dance, cooking, reading, music Astrological Sign: Aries Who or what first got you shopping here? A friend. I came from Southern California where every store is a chain. Shopper’s was a culture shock, and I loved it right away! I like the blend of mainstream, gourmet and specialty items, along with the local organic produce. Do you prefer shopping local? Yes,100 percent. Not only does it show with the quality they put on the shelves but also with the people they hire; they work together and they’re all so nice! Shopper’s is an important community business that brings people together. Locals support Shopper’s because they feel so well taken care of.

What do you like to cook? Roast chicken, pork chops, sausages… simple and classic. Shopper’s butcher shop — always fresh selections — is one of my favorites things here. As a kid, I spent time in Germany, and going to the butcher shop was normal. The guys here are friendly, professional, a little flirty and know me by name! I cook a lot of veggies and usually get a dozen apples when I come here. Shopper’s has amazing wine and chocolate selections, and specialty drinks like the Kombucha iced tea. Shopper’s carries the best local products such as the breads, eggs, honey, salsas and gluten-free pasta.

What would you tell someone new to the community about Shopper’s? Shopper’s is the place to shop for everything. It’s my number one store, for sure. It’s always enjoyable shopping here. Shopper’s has a great variety of selections, and the weekly specials make it fun. If you want to have great experiences and feel like you’re part of a family, go to Shopper’s Corner. I’m always running into into friends, neighbors and families who come to the pre-school. I know some of the checkers from either being their pre-school teacher, dance teacher or nanny. Shopper’s is a great store — I love it so much!

“If you want to have great experiences and feel like you’re part of a family, go to Shopper’s Corner.”


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February 28-March 6, 2018


February 28-March 6, 2018