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EDITOR’S NOTE Many years back we did a cover story at Metro Santa Cruz about the supposed “Curse of Santa Cruz,” which local legend says was placed on this area by Native Americans who suffered under the truly unwoke, not-atall-understanding-the-principlesof-their-own-religion Franciscan priests who established the mission here. I remember thinking the oddest thing about this urban legend is that it never really specified what the curse was supposed to do, or who it was supposed to affect. However, I have a theory. I think whatever bad juju has been circulating around this place over the years disproportionately falls on Santa Cruz musicians, because man it is tough to make it here. I’ve seen so many great bands build up to a critical mass of popularity here in the bubble of the Santa Cruz scene, and then be completely unable to

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In 2017, the Cabrillo College ballot approved an obligatory fee of $40 per semester, enabling students to have a bus pass whether or not students planned to use the bus. Collectively, the fee accumulates to around $300,000 per year. The objective of the fee is to support the 71 and 91 bus routes for students to access Cabrillo from their home communities. Many students of Cabrillo College are asking for one early 71 bus and one early 91 bus to leave from Santa Cruz toward Watsonville by 6:30 a.m. Though there are several buses leaving Watsonville for Santa Cruz as early as 5:34 a.m., the earliest bus leaving Santa Cruz is at 6:45 a.m. This is an excellent example of services offered to the Watsonville community that could also be offered to help communities of Santa Cruz who regularly use the public transportation system. Many students of Cabrillo are parents who work and need to be able to bring

turn that into any kind of meaningful success beyond the city limits. Of course there are exceptions (looking at you, Good Riddance and Devil Makes Three), but it’s happened so many times now I’m not even surprised anymore when a Santa Cruz act that seems primed for bigger success calls it quits in frustration or just kind of fades away. So if local musicians with big dreams get the chance, they should get out while they can, right? Not necessarily. Many extremely talented musicians have been faced with this choice and decided to stay here and make it work however they can. This is the dilemma that AJ Lee is up against right now, as Aaron Carnes describes in his cover story this week. She dreamt of moving to Nashville to pursue music-industry success, but then her roots band Blue Summit got big fast on the local scene. The remarkable way that she and the other members of the band have navigated these issues speaks, I think, to a larger point about how truly supportive friendships and artistic collaborations are the real stuff of big dreams. STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

their families to school before their classes or work begin. Most parents use the Soquel corridor to drop their children in the morning at school or to bring them to doctors’ appointments at the hospital. We are asking please for your empathy, compassion, and to consider how a simple decision can be made to prevent disenfranchisement of student rights, student money, and to ensure that the vote of each student be counted. Please make a wise decision and remember that this decision is in your head, in your hands, in your heart, in your name, and in my name too. Please, we don’t want Proposition 69 [on the state ballot in June].

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With a proposal on the table to open up the California coast for offshore oil drilling, Save Our Shores is making a final push to get ocean lovers to comment on the plan from U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, an appointee of President Donald Trump. A call to action from Santa Cruz’s environmental nonprofit reminds people that they have until Friday, March 9, to express their views on the idea. Visit regulations.gov to comment, or visit saveourshores.org for more information.

The all-volunteer group Free Books for Kids gave away 1,302 books by Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which fell on Friday, March 2. Malcolm Kushner, a retired teacher who created the group in 2014, says the books went to five elementary schools from Santa Cruz to Watsonville, in addition to the Live Oak Health Center and Santa Cruz Reading Association. The group has now given out more than 88,000 books.

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What do you think of self-driving cars? BY MATTHEW COLE SCOTT

They need their own lanes. DINA BEE SANTA CRUZ | CHEESECAKE MAKER

I don’t think it’s right. I think people should have to drive themselves. CHRIS BOND SANTA CRUZ | WORKER BEE CARPENTER

I know it’s coming, but there is going to have to be a lot more infrastructure created before I’m good with it. KAREN NELSEN SANTA CRUZ | WELLNESS COORDINATOR

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We’re all screwed. KIRSTEN ROSENBERG SANTA CRUZ | WAITRESS

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ROB BREZSNY FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of March 7 ARIES Mar21–Apr19 The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic, and hard-driving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors, and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future.

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SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 Scorpio mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence.

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21

On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley, and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years.

I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later.

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CAPRICORN Dec22–Jan19

What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.”

If you saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own—an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions—illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose.

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the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spiderman, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk, and bowl of jello before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life—although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.

In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 The English word “velleity” refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site, but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans— and then actually carry out those plans.

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22 In the 2002 film Spiderman, there’s a scene where

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18 I do a lot of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over a thousand pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night, and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ON THE VERGE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED BREAKTHROUGH! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest.

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off-leash at Its Beach, the City of Santa Cruz stepped up and created little “pocket dog parks” throughout the city, including some permanent agility equipment (check out the “dog walk” in Bethany Curve Park). It would be nice if City Parks would make Mitchell’s Cove off-leash sunrise to sunset. At this point, it is time for the county to step up and provide more off-leash opportunities. So, Eva Rider (Letters, 2/14), if you want to make a difference, go talk to County Parks and the Board of Supervisors about creating more opportunities. WHITNEY WILDE | SANTA CRUZ

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WELLNESS I accepted the prevailing medical model of bipolar disorder, and was convinced to take psychiatric drugs—antipsychotics—which are really just major tranquilizers. After three years, I decided to go off the drugs to see if I even needed them. After enduring a very difficult withdrawal process, I emerged and realized that the time on the drugs gravely diminished my life force and ability to manifest my life. That led me to realize that I needed to redefine my experience and connect with others who have had similar experiences. In that spirit, I began Transcending Madness—a program to share holistic and alternative tools for mental health.

What is your opinion on psychiatric medication?

STATES OF BEING Meditation guru Bill Scheffel’s workshop will teach holistic and alternative tools for mental health at Santa Cruz’s Wisdom Center at the Galleria.

Stark Raving Gifted Bill Scheffel brings ‘Transcending Madness’ workshop on mental health to Santa Cruz BY HUGH MCCORMICK to Santa Cruz on March 17-18 I marked it down on my calendar. According to Scheffel, I’m special. I dig that. The shaggy haired, goateed 63-year-old—famous for his creative writing (he studied with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman), workshops and meditation retreats in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala traditions—believes that all human beings experience “extreme and challenging” states of mind, and that just as many are “gifted” with non-ordinary states. “Transcending Madness” kicks off with a free public talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, followed by a twoday workshop geared for those gifted with and/or struggling with nonordinary and extreme states—the rainbow spectrum of diagnoses is

welcome, from bipolar, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, to schizoaffective. Santa Cruz’s own healing-arts masters Annica Rose, founder of the Adaptive Yoga Project, and Aleksandra Wolska, founder of Theater Between, will also teach at the workshop. Scheffel spoke to me about the philosophy behind his workshop.

Can you describe your journey with mental illness? I had three experiences of ending up in a psych ward after what I call dissociation, which is a natural term. This could be called psychosis or “spiritual emergency.” After the third time, although I’d never had such experiences before in my life, and these happened when I was 58,

Is it possible to view mental illness positively? Your question touches on a number of views. One is seeing people’s experiences not as a disorder, but through the lens of neurodiversity. Neurodiversity arose out of the autism community, in which people did not want to be seen as simply having a disorder, but by having a unique expression of the human experience. If we look at any experience on a spectrum, we see all of us have some of that experience sometimes. Many cultures— especially indigenous ones—have embraced what we call psychosis as an initiatory experience. In those cases, the individual is embraced and guided back toward integration with the understanding that they might have gifts of healing and understanding that they can bring to the community.

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pop pills like they’re Skittles. Lemon yellow Clozaril. Lime green Neurontin. Berry blue Celexa. The candy colored cocktail of psychiatric medications I take each night keeps me stable and high functioning, and allows me to live a full and fulfilling life. The drugs I’m on also cause ridiculous weight gain, chronic fatigue, a depressed libido, periods of emotional numbness, and more digestive issues than I can count. Despite all of these serious side effects, every evening for the past 13 years, about an hour before bedtime, I’ve tasted the rainbow. The moment I heard that world-renowned meditation guru Bill Scheffel was bringing his “Transcending Madness” workshop

I think the most important need is the full disclosure about the side effects and potential long term problems of psychiatric medications. One of the drugs I took was an anti-psychotic and I learned in hindsight that it had diminished my cognitive capacity, instigated cycles of severe depression, and also diminished my physical strength and sexual vitality.

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NEWS SPECIAL DELIVERY First birth marks new era for Full Moon

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It may take a village to raise a child, but sometimes a child can raise the hopes of a community. So it was with Luke Luna, who Santa Cruz County welcomed as a new resident on Dec. 21. While everything went perfectly well, this was no ordinary birth. Weighing in at eight pounds, 11 ounces, little Luke became the first person in the county born in a non-hospital-associated birthing center in 44 years. “This is significant because it’s all about choices,” says Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center founder and midwife Sunshine Tomlin. “It’s about making sure everyone has as many options as possible, because much of the safety lies in the comfort of the family.” Instead of going for a hospital birth, Luke’s parents—Ben Lomond residents Larry and Licia Luna—chose Full Moon after reading GT‘s cover story one year ago (“Born this Way,” 3/8/17) on the center. The proud new parents said they picked it because of the peaceful atmosphere and the level of independence it gave them. “I wanted to be in control of my experience,” Licia Luna says, adding that hiring Tomlin as a midwife gave her an experience she could cherish. “Going into birth with someone who you feel is your friend and that you can trust made it really comfortable and easy.” In addition to welcoming Luke into the world, Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Centers are celebrating another achievement: their upcoming anniversaries. The Family Wellness Center opened shortly after the lease signing in May 2016, and the Birth Center opened a year later, after receiving all of their permits. Since then, Full Moon has focused on creating a unique and soothing atmosphere for new parents with their trained staff of 10 to 20 employees on call at any given time. Tomlin alone has 21 clients, and says they are expecting seven more births between now and September. In addition to their midwives and doulas (the latter of whom act sort of like childbirth coaches), Full Moon also offers classes in child development, partner relationship courses for during and after birth, chiropractic and massage >16

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nemployment was around 14 percent when retail expert Robert Gibbs originally visited Santa Cruz in 2011. The closure of Borders bookstore had made sleepy downtown Santa Cruz, suffering from a slow economic recovery, even drearier. More than a billion dollars in sales were “leaking” out of the community, according to a report from Gibbs at the time—with Santa Cruz capturing less than a quarter of its total potential sales dollars. Gibbs’ much-debated report laid out a plan to capture $237 million in extra revenue by 2016. It’s difficult to guess how close or far the town finished from his

hypothetical target—as Santa Cruz ended up not pursuing most of the retail guru’s big-ticket suggestions, like changing the direction of traffic on Pacific Avenue. Earlier this year, Gibbs visited Santa Cruz from Michigan to update his report under a $9,700 contract, with up to $2,000 in reimbursable expenses. There’s no timeline for the Gibbs update’s release, and meanwhile, locals have been taking economic issues into their own hands. A new program spearheaded by the local Small Business Development Center, called Reset 2018, is reaching out to struggling downtown stores with tips on

surviving the era of Amazon and other online retailers. And in an effort to encourage businesses to stay in local hands, a brand new collective is encouraging longtime business owners to explore employee ownership succession plans.

EXPENSE REPORT While Gibbs’ update could prove to be something of a guiding document, some members of the city’s business community have been expressing skepticism this time around. Transportation and Public Works Commissioner Peggy Dolgenos, for instance, called the Gibbs report “flawed” in a 2016 public meeting. Dolgenos, who’s also the CEO >14


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In his presentations back in 2011, Gibbs criticized Santa Cruz’s pervasive “Do Not Enter” signs around town, as well as the posted warnings that parking lots are under video surveillance. Gibbs said downtown needed more parking and that Pacific Avenue needed to be rerouted for two-way traffic, or at least one-way in one direction continuously. Six and a half years later, none of those things have changed. “What does that say about our political will?” the source asks. Economic Development Director Bonnie Lipscomb tells GT in an email that she’s “aware of the criticism, but would prefer to have a real dialogue directly with the business owners to get at the heart of the issue and move forward.” Thanks to Gibbs’ guidance, she says the city made traffic and signage changes and introduced its new downtown trolley. Also reached via email, Gibbs says that he’s in the middle of compiling the update and that his team has “been impressed with the many fine new retailers and restaurants that have opened along Pacific” since he had last visited. He calls Santa Cruz one of the top 10 or 15 urban shopping districts in the country and said he wanted to hold off on an interview with GT until his analysis is finished. When he was in town, Gibbs also

gave advice directly to downtown businesses. Ariel Stirum, of Botanic and Luxe, says that Gibbs provided eyeopening suggestions on how to bring more customers into her plant and home decor store on Front Street. “Bob was extremely helpful and had a lot of nice things to say about our space, but also had a lot of critical and aesthetic feedback,” Stirum says. “One of the big things he suggested was spilling out into the sidewalk a little bit more—forcing ourselves on the passersby with pots, signs, A-frames. It makes it feel a little bit more welcoming.” Gibbs also told Stirum and and co-founder Lelani Kanter to cut white paint on their interior walls by 60 percent to enliven the space, something that had never occurred to them. They say they’ll be painting in the next few weeks, hopefully before their second anniversary party on April 8.

OWNER OCCUPIED In the meantime, a new collective of volunteers is lending a hand to the next generation of potential business owners, with an upcoming event. The new group, called Co-Op SC, is launching to help Santa Cruz businesses stay in local hands, and its first event, >16

NEWS BRIEFS SUPPORT GROUP Juniper Arthur is open about the difficulties she’s faced as a transgender woman. How she was told to take antipsychotics as a cure, and that she ought to wear makeup and dresses to look more feminine. Why she felt pressured to pitch her voice up. “The struggle isn’t about being trans. It’s being confident in being seen, and being happy with who you’re being seen as,” she said. Arthur spoke at an open mic event that marked the

kickoff of a new series of transgender support programs at Diversity Center Santa Cruz County. Though the nonprofit features a series of support programs geared toward the trans community, those groups meet just once a week or twice a month. With the new programs, the center is hosting a monthly event focused on the community’s needs. The slate of events includes clothing swaps and educational workshops for the community at large. With funding coming from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the

biggest additions is a dedicated staffer to meet the needs of people who need support in the transgender community. That support could be as simple as being available to listen or as complex as wading through the paperwork necessary for a gender transition, according to Sharon Papo, executive director of the Diversity Center. “We have someone who can be a navigator in the community,” she said. Ezra Bowen, the new coordinator for the program, said it’s hard to quantify how

many transgender people live in the county. But one thing that is certain is that the community needs more support. “I know that we like to tell ourselves that Santa Cruz is this liberal little hub,” Bowen said. “But I guarantee you if I were to go down to that Safeway down the street, I’d get three old white guys in pickups just glaring at me. Is it because I’m queer? Is it because I’m black? The truth is people don’t like to accept things they don’t know about and are different from them.” CALVIN MEN


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is willing to give us a discount on their floor model,” she says. “Now we just have to raise the money for actually bringing the pipes into the room, and that will be a large expense.” This May also marks the one-year anniversary of the county’s Nurse Family Partnership (NFP). The national program began in 1977, and is now featured in 43 states and 22 counties throughout California. Intended for first-time parents, NFP’s local staff of four nurses—two of whom are bilingual—provide long-term care for up to two years after the child’s birth. Patients must enroll within the first 28 weeks of pregnancy and qualify as lowincome via MediCal. “It’s an evidence-based program, and studies have shown it has more of an impact for those who have less means,” program administrator Jennifer Herrera explains. NFP follows what Herrera calls a “whole person” model. This means providing expectant and new mothers access to job fairs, or linking them to life-assistance programs like electricity bill reduction, food stamps and more. The results add up

to long-term savings for local, state and federal governments. By NFP’s own data, more help with independence means lower second birth rates and lower reliance on government programs in the future. According to the Nurse Family Partnership national website, the impacts are significant. By conservative estimates, NFP saves the government $19,342 yearly per family. Societal benefits include fewer preterm births, fewer infant deaths and a reduction in youth crime and substance abuse. Although teen pregnancies fell 4.9 percent from 2014 to 2015—with 2015 being the most current census of Santa Cruz County’s birth rate—Herrera admits a majority of the NFP patients range from 15 to 24 years old, although age is not a requirement for enrollment. The program currently has 60 families enrolled, but Herrera says the NFP can enroll up to 100. “It’s a ‘home visiting’ program, so nurses are expected to see patients face to face,” she says. “Typically in the home setting, but wherever the patient feels most comfortable. Whether it’s home, Starbucks or the park. ”

an informational session, will be Thursday, March 8, at the Museum of Art and History. The collective is spreading the word about various employee-ownership succession plans to let business-owning baby boomers retire comfortably, while giving stability to their workers. “We know that small business owners care about their employees. We know that eventually they’re going to want to sell their business so they can retire, and we know we want to keep these local, and they want to protect their legacy,” says volunteer David Brown, who works by day in the Santa Cruz County administrator’s office. “There’s an opportunity here to hit all of those marks and raise the floor for everyone. There’s two American dreams, right? Own a home and own a business. That’s what we’re shooting for.” Sheila Carrillo, another Co-Op SC founder, says that an early incarnation of the group had one of its first meetings the day after the release of a GT story about the closure of Santa Cruz’s iconic stores and restaurants last year (“Everybody’s Business,” 10/11/17). Carrillo wonders if resources on employee succession plans could have prevented the shutterings of many popular establishments, like Capitola’s beloved Kaleidoscope toy store, which closed in 2014. Brown says he’s hesitant to single out examples of businesses that could make the transition and sell to their employees without knowing the specifics of their situations. But he says there are generally a few ideal conditions for a worker-owned business. One is that the business be in good financial standing, and another is that the owner be nearing retirement, but not looking to retire immediately. For Thursday’s event, Co-Op SC has lined up speakers like Ross Newport, the sales manager for the cooperatively owned Community Printers. Newport says he’ll discuss his 40-plus years of experience at the local operation, sharing responsibilities and profits. “One stereotype about worker co-ops is that it’s this crazy


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supposed to be Lee’s final gig in Santa Cruz before she made the leap to Nashville, where she intended to chase her dream as a professional singer-songwriter. But over the past few months, Blue Summit has blown up, finding a new level of success locally that caused her to reconsider her move. But the show was fiddler Sam Kemiji’s last one before moving down to San Diego for college. Steep Ravine’s fiddler Jan Purat has been

filling in, but they are looking for a permanent fiddle replacement so they can hit this year hard. “There was some turmoil in the band, chemistry-wise. Also, I was having some pressures from friends to move to Nashville,” Lee explains. “Everything in the band clicked back together. We’re having a lot of momentum.” It’s easy to see why Lee doesn’t want to leave. She’s having a blast on stage, and the energy of the band

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A year ago, this band wasn’t a serious pursuit at all; it was quite literally just a bunch of friends jamming together. Most of the members lived in Santa Cruz, but Lee was still in Turlock, the town she grew up in. “We’d all hang out, pretty much jam and have occasional gigs,” Lee says. “I was thinking, ‘I love these guys so much, and our musicianship blends so well that I want to try and move there and be closer to them, and see what happens.’” When she moved to Santa Cruz, she got a job at Lulu Carpenter’s and played music on the side. But by this past summer, the band was getting so many gigs that they were all able to quit their jobs and support themselves as full-time musicians. Moving to Nashville has been a dream of Lee’s since she was 17. She’s 20 now, and she’s not exactly sure what’s going to happen. “I didn’t have that big of an expectation for this band, honestly,” Lee says. “I’m really enjoying being in the band because everyone’s contributing so much, and we’re working really hard.” Blue Summit released its debut album, Sweet Company, in December, and is already planning a second one. They hope to tour, get booked at a bunch of festivals and really make a name for themselves this year. They are also prepared for the possibility that Lee could change her mind again, and move to Nashville. That’s never been off the table—but for now, it’s on the back burner. It all depends on what happens with Blue Summit. “One of the big things that changed is AJ’s goals. She’s turning into a very serious musician,”

Fichman says. “She’s really pushing us to be more professional as a band. All of us are fine with that. We don’t want to hold her back if she does decide to go and pursue some other path. We’re kind of hanging on her.”

CHILD PRODIGY Lee was five years old the first time she performed in front of an audience. It was at an open mic in a pizza parlor. She was dressed in a cowgirl outfit, and had her mandolin in hand. Then she froze. I’m sitting with Lee on the outside patio of the Kuumbwa shortly before Blue Summit plays. As I ask her about this story, Lee’s mom Betsy Riger comes over to the table, excited, and jumps in to tell me one of her favorite stories about her daughter. “My best friend Sharon, she says to me, ‘she can’t remember the first notes to the song,’” Lee’s mom says. “AJ came over and I said, ‘Don’t cry. It’s so easy. All you have to do is hit the first chord, and it’ll come to you.’ My god, that’s what she did. That was so awesome.” To my surprise, Lee doesn’t seem the least bit embarrassed that her mom is telling childhood stories. In fact, she’s remarkably low-key for a musician about to take the stage in an hour. “I was freaking out,” Lee says calmly, referring to her debut gig. But it was a good thing she mustered up the courage to sing. She impressed an audience member, Frank Solivan, who ran the Kids on Bluegrass program for the California Bluegrass Association. Kids who are part of this program get to perform on the main stage at the annual Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley, and Solivan invited Lee to participate. Lee is used to the spotlight now, which maybe explains her seeming lack of pre-show nerves. Since that first show, she’s continued to wow audiences with her far-toomature-for-a-kid voice. Mother Jones interviewed her when she was 13, suggesting that she could be the next Alison Krauss. She spent a majority of her childhood performing with a group called “the Tuttles with AJ Lee”—

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BLUE SUMMIT <20 everyone in the band was part of the Tuttle family except Lee. Jack Tuttle, the patriarch, saw her sing at the age of 7 and was blown away. “She was quite something,” he says. “The further back in time you go, the more it was way ahead of where it should have been. Her voice got better as she got older. In some ways, it was less amazing because at some point you expect a good singer to have a good voice, but when she was really young, she could really turn heads.” The band didn’t play a lot, but landed enough high-profile shows that they made a splash on the bluegrass scene. Lead vocal duties were shared by Lee and Jack’s daughter, Molly, who was five years older than Lee. Three years ago, Molly moved to Nashville to carve out a career as a solo artist. That was Lee’s plan, too. But it turns out that while her formative years were spent blowing people’s minds with her voice, she wasn’t nearly as confident about sharing her songwriting.

MARSHMALLOW ON FIRE When Lee tells me about the first song she ever wrote, she stutters a little bit. It’s a rare moment where she actually seems a little embarrassed. Her first song was called “I Set My Marshmallow on Fire.” She wrote it when she was 12, and it’s just as silly as it sounds. Her songwriting has since gotten much better, which I see firsthand when Blue Summit hits the stage. In fact, you can tell which songs in the set are Lee’s originals because they sound less like traditional bluegrass, and have instead a more straightforward, subtly twangy singer-songwriter style to them. It took a while for her to bring her own music to the stage. Before she turned 18, she’d been performing live for longer than most pop stars, but her originals never made it to the Tuttles’ set, with the exception of a few at the very tail end of the band’s run. “I wasn’t known for any of my original songs when I was little.

It was just what came out of my mouth,” she says. The Tuttles never technically broke up, but when Lee was 17, the band more or less faded into the background as Molly pursued her dreams. This left Lee at a crossroads. Should she even continue playing music? She nearly pursued a nonmusical profession, with veterinarian at the top of her list. But one day she realized, “I’m only 17.” While it seemed she’d been in the spotlight a lifetime, she’d never actually tried to go all in as an adult artist. “There was something inside me telling me, ‘This is what you love doing right now, and you know you have some potential to do something with this for a future career. Why not just try it, because you have all these years to make mistakes?’” Around this time, producer John Abrams, who was a fan of the YouTube videos that captured her live performances, reached out to her about working on one of his projects. This evolved into the two of them working together on making a solo record for Lee. He recorded her, and assembled a band to play on the record. They ended up recording two EPs together. Abrams helped her choose some of her originals, and also suggested several covers to play. Abrams had a vision to package Lee as a sophisticated California country star. Her cover of Gram Parsons’ “Hickory Wind” got a lot of positive notice, but while Lee liked the song, she also felt like it didn’t resonate strongly with her. The EPs didn’t sell all that well— partially because Lee had no live band to promote them, but also because she felt like she wasn’t really supporting her own vision. While she was putting all this hard work into these records, she was jamming casually with her old friends as Blue Summit, with little expectation from it, and that’s when she really started to feel herself coming out. “I wasn’t too comfortable doing solo acts. Mostly I stayed in my room and started writing, seeing what comes out, and that’s where most of my development happened,”

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Blue Summit was originally conceived by upright bass player Isaac Cornelius. He’d wanted to put together a band for a while, and thought about the kids he grew up with from the Kids on Bluegrass program. Mostly, he thought about playing with Lee, who he knew from even before getting involved with Kids on Bluegrass. “AJ, I’ve known supposedly since we were in diapers,” Cornelius says. “There’s video I believe of AJ and I singing together when we were 2 or 3 years old. I’ve known her for quite a while. I would 100 percent consider her one of my best friends.” Cornelius contacted Lee first, and together they discussed some of the other kids they’d gotten to know through Kids on Bluegrass. At the top of the list was Fichman and guitarist Sully Tuttle from Lee’s old band the Tuttles. Fichman suggested a friend of his, Kemiji—the only member that didn’t grow up in the Kids on Bluegrass program—to play in the group, as well. The relaxed, low-pressure environment of the band gave Lee a chance to explore the sort of covers that actually spoke to her, and to also find her voice as a songwriter. In the first year, the band was so casual that oftentimes band practice was mostly Lee driving down to Santa Cruz and hanging out with the guys. They might play some tunes if they felt like it. “When I started branching out, I tried to write these songs that were more in tune with myself. What started coming out wasn’t bluegrass,” Lee says. After considering it a moment, she continues: “They’re definitely more indie-bluegrass, I’d say. Maybe even rock-grass. More of the progressive side, I’d say, because there’s a youth influence and youths like messing with things.”

Her move to Santa Cruz in early 2016 marked a decision to put more effort into the band. But she and Fichman got together, which complicated things a bit. When they broke up, it seemed like maybe the band wouldn’t be able to continue. But she and Fichman worked through everything, just as the group found their unexpected success. It seemed like with even just a little bit of effort, people really responded to Blue Summit. Cornelius recalls the group’s gig at the Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival in Quincy in early September, a few weeks before the Kuumbwa show, when the group shared a bill with bluegrass legend Peter Rowan. That’s when it seemed real to him. “For us, that was big. I’m standing backstage with Peter Rowan going, ‘Holy crap, this guy’s a Grammy award winner. He made an album with Tony Rice.’ Those were moments where I felt, ‘OK, this is legit. This is an option,’” Cornelius says. All through the summer, even as everything was going much better than anyone expected, Lee stuck to her guns about moving to Nashville—that is, until the summer was nearly over and it dawned on her just what she’d created here, and how she was able to discover her own voice with this group of friends in a way she didn’t anticipate. “Being around these guys that have been my best friends growing up, the chemistry is so strong. And that’s really helpful when I’m writing,” Lee says. “I feel more comfortable because I’m in charge of developing who I am instead of having input from a producer’s side. It’s easier for all of us to develop at the same time and help each other. These guys are probably the best thing that’s happened in my life.”

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to understand what your experiences with horses are. Were you ever hurt by a horse? What do they mean to you, as opposed to what they mean culturally? And that’s the problem with dream dictionaries. You might get some kind of cultural background, and there’s some benefit to that. But what’s the personal story there?” Keynote speaker Gayle Delaney, who attended the C.G. Jung Institute of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, has developed what she calls “the dream interview,” a method to discern the distinct meanings that dream metaphors have for any given individual, which may conflict with Freudian or Jungian interpretations. “If you have a dream about a cat and I have a dream about a cat, and five other people have dreams about cats,” she says, “how can they say, ‘Oh, you’re looking at the archetype of the death goddess that so-andso says represents the feminine principle’? Freud might say cats are your mother. That may be true, but you have no way of knowing that until you sit down with someone.” Delaney stresses that dreams are expressions of the unconscious mind and can help solve problems even for those who don’t remember their dreams. Still, keeping a dream journal and developing a habit of actively remembering dreams can be rewarding, she says. More fundamentally, she believes dreams often present a picture of a person’s inner life that is much more in line with who they really are than their social roles suggest. “I’ve had so many so-called ‘gurus’ in my practice who are lonely, wretched people, and their dreams help them see how lonely they are because they won’t accept anyone as their equals,” says Delaney. “And I’ve had people who lead very quiet lives but who have dreams of great beauty and ecstasy. And they live lives of generosity and love. No one would see them as an enlightened person. But they are.” The Santa Cruz Festival of Dreams will be held Sunday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Louden Nelson Center, 301 Cedar St., Santa Cruz $25 advance; $35 at the door; festivalofdreams.net.


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of the universe and my place it in, the absurdity and beauty of life.” Almazan certainly isn’t the first musician to be awed by an encounter with the Milky Way, but his singular life path provided him with the internal and external resources to translate that epiphany into some of the most extravagantly beautiful new music on the planet. He recorded the nine-movement suite on his recent album Alcanza, and like his critically hailed 2014 album Rhizome, the new project features his New York quartet with Chilean vocalist/guitarist Camila Meza, Australian bassist Linda

May Han Oh, and Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole, along with a string quartet—at Kuumbwa, that means San Francisco’s adventurous Friction Quartet. A botanical word for a rootstock with multiple shoots emerging, Rhizome is an apt description for an ensemble that gracefully embraces opposing musical impulses, particularly improvisation and intricately constructed composition. With elaborately detailed charts, the music is by necessity much more through-composed than usual in jazz contexts. “You have so many possibilities

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with strings, you have to limit it, put guidelines so things are cohesive,” Almazan says. But describing Alcanza as chamber jazz doesn’t really capture Rhizome’s impact. Dynamically volatile and built on constantly shifting rhythms, the suite is laced with Almazan’s electronics, which add depth to the tidal textures. He credits his decade-long tenure with Blanchard—which included contributing to soundtracks for films by Spike Lee and George Lucas—with radically expanding his sonic sensibility. “One thing that opened up my mind was the film score sessions,” Almazan says. “As one of the musicians in the pit watching Terence communicate with an orchestra and seeing the beautiful textures he can get, I realized I don’t have to think in these boxes. And I’m extremely grateful that he’s given me absolute freedom to experiment with electronics, both in the quintet and E-Collective. I’ve tried every piece of software under the sun. I’ve tried hardware. I run acoustic piano through effects. It’s constantly evolving, and of course I bring that into my music.” The most obvious new element in Almazan’s music is his growing reliance on Camila Meza. On 2014’s Rhizome, he used her wordless vocals as a horn-like element. But on Alcanza, her brilliant guitar work is fully integrated into the ensemble, while her vocals are even more central, as Almazan created several songs as part of the suite. He had never thought of writing lyrics before hearing Meza sing, “but something clicked when I came to one of her shows,” he says. “I felt like I wanted to convey these abstract emotions, and lyrics are a direct way of communicating that message. Well, direct if you speak Spanish. I feel a sense of responsibility now given the open hostility to Spanish-speaking people, particularly from Mexico, coming from the White House. I want the younger generation of Hispanic youth to hear and know they can be whatever they want to be.”

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WEDNESDAY 3/7 CLASSES HUMANS AND WILD ECOSYSTEMS IN A HOT WORLD The fifth annual Climate Science and Policy Conference presented by UC Santa Cruz brings together a visionary artist and a Smithsonian scientist for an engaging, interdisciplinary conversation about how humans and ecosystems will cope on a warming planet. 7 p.m. Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 4592159 or climateconference.ucsc.edu. Free.

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TOBY GRAY AT REEF/PONO Toby’s music is cool, mellow and smooth, with a repertoire of classic favorites and heartfelt originals. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Reef Bar and Restaurant, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz. reefbarsantacruz.com. Free.

THURSDAY 3/8 ARTS ‘AVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION’ In a collaboration between the talented students of both schools, WHS and PVHS students will work together to present the sidesplitting hit musical comedy, Avenue Q School Edition. This Broadway hit, with equal parts puppetry, comedy and a great musical score, has been adapted for the school stage from the original production. 7 p.m. Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts, 250 East Beach St., Watsonville. 728-6390 or whs-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com. $10/$7. WFF PRESENTS: ‘SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY’ Celebrate

CLUB KANOPY PRESENTS ‘GOLD’ Club Kanopy is a movie club that screens quality films directly from Kanopy Streaming Video: SCPL’s hottest movie platform. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Boulder Creek Library, 13390 West Park Ave., Boulder Creek. santacruzpl.org. Free.

‘A RAISIN IN THE SUN’ BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY The Theater Arts Department and the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Center present this groundbreaking play directed by UCSC lecturer Don Williams, with drama students from the UCSC AfricanAmerican Theater Arts Troupe, and guest starring as Mama, award-winning actor and UCSC alumna Adilah Barnes. 7:30 p.m. UCSC Theater Arts Second Stage, Meyer and McHenry, Santa Cruz. 459-2787 or arts.ucsc. edu. $18/$10/$8.

MARROW WASHING QIGONG

for purifying and building the body.

THE FIVE ANIMAL FROLICS OF HUA TUO Exercises modeled after the Crane, Bear, Monkey, Deer and Tiger. For overall balance and wellbeing.

GOLDEN LIGHT MEDITATION

Taoist sitting meditation. Strengthens immune system and protects aura.

OPEN MIC Open Mic is a comfortable venue for musicians, poets, comics, magicians, and the other performing arts. Every second Thursday of the Month. We have a two-song (or 8-10 minute) format, and will start over for a third song, time permitting. 6:30-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, 6401 Freedom Blvd., Aptos. 689-0670. Free.

CLASSES MUSCLES, BONES AND JOINTS This course is an opportunity to explore and better understand your own body’s anatomy as a practice of awareness. We will use the movement of yoga postures, meditative visualization and multi-media visuals to foster this awareness, learning and acceptance. Be prepared to have your mind blown, or just enjoy the practice. 7:30 p.m. Nourish Santa Cruz, 130 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. 359-5335 or nourishsantacruz.com.

SUSHI MAKING WORKSHOP: MAKI ROLLS AND SPECIAL ROLLS Join Certified Sushi Chef Carlos Mayorga for a hands-on class and make rolls from scratch using white rice and fresh ingredients including cucumber, avocado, salmon, tuna, tempura, and fish eggs. Feast on your creations and take a roll home. Enjoy saké during class. 6-8 p.m. New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-1306 or newleaf. com. $35.

TRAIL WITH TRANSIT, THE BEST USE OF OUR RAIL CORRIDOR An informative presentation by Mark Mesiti-Miller on the best options for our rail corridor will be followed by a panel discussion with several experts and 60-minute question and answer period. 7 p.m. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. ventana2.sierraclub.org. Free.

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LOUDEN NELSON CENTER 301 Center Street Santa Cruz, California

Deng Ming-Dao is an author, martial artist, and Taoist. Over the

course of four decades, he has trained in Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, qigong, philosophy and meditation. He is known nationally and internationally for nine books including “365 Tao” and “Chronicles of Tao”. Deng’s books have been translated into sixteen languages.

COST $100 before March 6; $125 after March 6 REGISTER online at awakeningchi.org click on events tab & mail checks to Awakening Chi, 745 Pine St, Santa Cruz CA 95062

MORE INFO awakeningchi.org or call Linda

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This is a two-part seminar series, to be continued Aug 24 & 25

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Would you like to be a: • Better partner • Better father • Better friend • Better man

Breakthrough can help! Many men struggle with relationship issues, loss, self-worth, anger, addictions and isolation. Breakthrough works on the causes behind the challenges that affect all men.

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International Women’s Day. This film resurrects the buried history of the courageous and outrageous women who founded the modern feminist movement from 1966 to 1971. The documentary takes us from the founding of NOW, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation. 7-9:30 p.m. Appleton Grill and Event Lounge, 410 Rodriguez St., Watsonville. watsonvillefilmfest.org. Free.

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CALENDAR 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 Mar, Aptos. hospicesantacruz.org. Free.

FRIDAY 3/9 ARTS

SATURDAY 3/10 MALABAR HOMELESS HOUSING BENEFIT Malabar will be open for lunch as of March 10, and to celebrate they are hosting a fundraiser for William Thornton—the janitor at Malabar for three months now. Thornton sleeps outside Malabar at night and uses money from his work to shower at the gym and occasionally stay in a motel. Malabar will match all proceeds from the benefit to help Thornton get shelter. An additional 5 percent of all daily lunch sales will also go into a savings account for individuals facing similar challenges in Santa Cruz. INFO: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Malabar Restaurant. 514 Front St., Santa Cruz. 458-3023. All plates range from $2-$8.

DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY Fred Beckey is the original

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American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers to head for the mountains with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film. 7 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 4238209 or riotheatre.com. $15.

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. thrivenatmed.com/b12injections or 515-8699. $15.

‘PURE DZOGCHEN’ BOOK SIGNING Join Geshe Dangsong Namgyal for this celebration and introduction of his new book, Pure Dzogchen. The Dzogchen teaching directly introduces Dharmakaya or primordial Buddhahood. This is attained by means of one practice: single-pointed meditation on the natural mind. 7 p.m. Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz, 740 Front St. #155, Santa Cruz. kunsanggarcenter.org. Free.

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awareness and peace of mind. Loaner books on hand. 7:15-9 p.m. The Barn Studio, 104 S Park Way Santa Cruz. spiritualear.org. Free.

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

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. thrivenatmed.com 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. easepd.org/singing. Free.

VOLUNTEER HOSPICE VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION Curious about volunteering with Hospice? Hospice Volunteer Visitors offer support to

NIGHT MARKET It’s time for our monthly night market. Held on the second Friday of every month. Come out for this deliciously exciting evening of LOCAL food, craft cocktails and live music, all with about a dozen different food vendors. You won’t want to miss out. 4-9 p.m. Santa Cruz Food Lounge, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. facebook.com/ events/207257569843322/. Free.

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 hotelparadox.com. 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, 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 icf.org. $35/$15/$7.

VITAMIN B12 FRIDAY Every Friday is B12

MUSIC STELTH ULVANG & DOROTA SZUTA + JOSIAH JOHNSON Stelth Ulvang never slows down. As the multi-instrumentalist of the band The Lumineers, even on stage he dashes from piano to guitar, from drums to accordion. His music has been described as “raw and whimsical chamber folk” though at times enveloping just a simple folk song. 8 p.m. lille aeske, 13160 Central Ave., Boulder Creek. 703-4183 or lilleaeske.com. $20/$10.

FRIENDS WITH BILL AT VINO PRIMA WINE BAR Come join us for a heartfelt evening of music and singing with Daniel Paul Nelson, Len Beyea an Bill Beebe. Daniel Paul Nelson is an introspective, thoughtprovoking songwriter who blends rock, folk and gospel. 6:30 p.m. Vino Prima Wine Bar, 55 B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. danielpaulnelson.com. Free.

BLUES AT STOCKWELL CELLARS Carie & the SoulShakers’ original music is a blend of moving blues and sultry soul with New Orleans style and Memphis grit. Their covers include rare cuts from Allen Toussaint, Willie Dixon, Fats Domino, Johnny Taylor, and Taj Mahal. 5 p.m. Stockwell Cellars, 1100 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. carieandthesoulshakers. com. Free.

SATURDAY 3/10 ARTS SIDE TRIP TO THE DEEP END— IMPROV An exciting night of improv with


CALENDAR two troupes that audiences love! Come laugh and ride along with Side Trip and The Deep End improv troupes. You will be so glad you did. Side Trip is Steve Capasso, Eric Schneider and Duke Houston. The Deep End is Sam Richie, Eileen Burke Woodward, Major Skinner, and Paola Bruni. 8 p.m. The Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz. 425-9378. westperformingarts.com. $15.

how to create and maintain garden beds, incorporate compost, and maintain your beds through the years with cover crops and careful cultivation practices. The workshop will also review “intensive” planting techniques, including intercropping, to maximize production in your garden beds. 9:30 a.m.-Noon. casfs.ucsc.edu. University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. $40/$5.

RED LIGHT LIT WITH DAVID WILLIAMS + DOROTA SZUTA Red Light Lit is a

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collective of writers, musicians and artists who explore love relationships and sexuality through spoken word and song. Join us for an intimate evening of music, storytelling and poetry alongside a live score by David Williams. 8 p.m. lille aeske, 13160 Central Ave., Boulder Creek. 703-4183 or redlightlit. com. $20/$15/$10.

SPOKEN/UNSPOKEN: CYPHERS, ART RECEPTION Join us for the reception of Spoken/Unspoken: Cyphers. The artists in this show present visual enigmas that are open to interpretation. Each artist, in very different ways, using painting, drawing, video and sculpture, invites us to decipher embedded codes that might reveal the encrypted messages in their work. 4-5:30 p.m. Cabrillo College Library, 6401 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 479-6308 or cabrillo.edu/ services/artgallery/.

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

WESTSIDE FARMERS MARKET The Westside Farmers Market takes place every week at the corner of Highway 1 and Western Drive, situated on the northern edge of Santa Cruz’s greenbelt. This market serves the communities of the west-end of Santa Cruz including 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.

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Housewares, furniture, clothing and accessories, jewelry, art, sporting goods, hardware, tools, medical equipment, garden items, plus computers, TVs, audio-video, electronics, books, books on CD/tape, CDs/DVDS and vinyl. Fill a bag of clothes every Monday, and books every Friday for just $10.

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PARTNER YOGA AND WINE TASTING

CLASSES TRIYOGA BASICS/THERAPEUTIC YOGA TriYoga flows are presented with

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 oceangatezen.org. 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 bellydancebyjill.com.

IN PRAISE OF THE RAISED BED: GARDEN BED PREPARATION, CHADWICK STYLE Learn when and

PLANT AND SIP Time to come hang out with your besties and get a little dirty! Join us as we make a succulent and seashell planter in a wooden drawer. You’ll be provided with everything you need to create a gorgeous terrarium. Come have some munchies and drinks as you and your crew are guided through two lively hours of creativity, drinking and laughing. Just remember: This isn’t your grandmother’s garden. 2-4 p.m. Bruno’s Bar and Grill, 230G Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 4382227 or brunosbarandgrill.com. $60.

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personalized guided alignment assistance. Everyone is welcome. 10:30 a.m. Triyoga Center, 708 Washington St., Santa Cruz. 310589-0600. $15.

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.

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CALENDAR donations will go towards supporting Yoga For All Movement programs and expansion. Align your body and mind with us. 9:3010:30 a.m. Hotel Paradox, 611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. 425-7100 or hotelparadox.com. Donation.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BEES All are invited to this informative class about the magic of honey bees. Experienced Apiarist Emily Bondor will discuss the lives of honey bees and how their work makes our lives better. Attendees will sample a variety of local honeys, explore products of the hive, watch live bees through an observation hive and learn about the best bee friendly plants. 9-11 a.m. Hive and Hum, 415 River St., Santa Cruz. 421-9028 or scbee.co.

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SATURDAY 3/10 SANTA CRUZ POLAR PLUNGE If you are going to jump into 54-degree ocean and freeze, it might as well be for a good cause—and you might as well look as crazy as you are. Grab a costume and a best friend (human and non-human welcome) for the annual Polar and Puppy Plunge. The event is a benefit for the more than 21,000 Northern California athletes participating in the Special Olympics in July. Start a team, or join a team, everyone is welcome. INFO: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rio Del Mar State Beach. 201 State Park Drive, Aptos. sonc.org. Registration includes a fundraising minimum of $125. Additional $15 for dogs.

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natural boost in energy. 10 a.m.-Noon. Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center, 736 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz. 477-1377 or scnmc. com. $29/$17.

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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. santacruzmah.org. Free.

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THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF TURLOUGH O’CAROLAN Turlough

ADULT ARTS AND CRAFTS Come join

BR JAZZ BAND BR Jazz Band plays a rhythm-infused mix of jazz, blues, and original music with emphasis on captivating grooves, brilliant and expressive guitar

DANCE PARTY RCNV We are having a fun night filled with art, a live DJ, live music, great adult beverages. 6-9 p.m. Santa Cruz Food Lounge, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. facebook.com/events/147304699290532/. Free.

playing, and warm soulful vocals. 6-9 p.m. Davenport Roadhouse, 1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. 426-8801. Free.

MUSIC O’Carolan was a blind musical genius who brought much needed light and happiness by playing his harp during one of the darkest periods in Irish history. In order to bring his harp compositions to life, we have Shelley Phillips, voted Santa Cruz County’s “2017 Artist of the Year.” 7-9 p.m. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos. 426-9155 or facebook.com/events/1967489690238752/. $15/$10.

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.

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. santacruzpl.org. Free.

CLASSES MORNING YOGA Yoga For All Movement will be offering donation based yoga from. All

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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 arboretum.ucsc.edu/education/ uccnp/index.html. $400.

TUESDAY 3/13 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 lilleaeske.com. $40.

GAIL RICH AWARDS This annual awards night celebrates the spirit of the arts in Santa Cruz by recognizing those who inspire our culturally rich community. Open to the public. No tickets. Seats are first-come firstserved. 7:30-9 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. artscouncilsc.org. Free.

CLASSES CHAIR YOGA WITH SUZI Instructor Suzi Mahler, CMT, NE will guide you through a series of gentle seated yoga postures that are performed slowly and with breath awareness. This wonderfully therapeutic practice will help you increase strength and range of motion. 9:30 a.m. California Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. 234-6791. $5.

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TUESDAY TEA TIME: ACHIEVING SOUND SLEEP Adequate and deep sleep

ADVANCED/BEGINNING BALLET WITH DIANA ROSE Ballet for the beginning adult

is just as essential as proper nutrition to maintaining your health. Join Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian and find out which foods, supplements and daily habits will help you snooze. 1-2 p.m. New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 4261306 or newleaf.com. Free.

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@ iadance.com. $10.


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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 into how the American dream excluded African Americans in our society. Award-winning actor and alumna Adilah Barnes

Climate Science & Policy Lecture MAR 7, 7PM RIO THEATRE FREE ADMISSION

“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.

UCSC Concert Choir: German Legacies MAR 9, 7:30PM UC SANTA CRUZ, MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

UCSC Jazz Big Band MAR 10, 3PM UC SANTA CRUZ, MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

This concert highlights the women of the UCSC Big Band. Directed by Charles Hamilton.

UCSC Small Jazz Ensembles: Interplay MAR 10, 7:30PM UC SANTA CRUZ, MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

Student jazz ensembles are joined by bassist/director Stan Poplin. Special guest, guitarist Cary Nickles, will join Stan in this performance.

In Praise of the Raised Bed: Garden Bed Preparation, Chadwick Style! MAR 10, 9:30AM UC SANTA CRUZ, ALAN CHADWICK GARDEN $5–$40/PERSON

Learn when and how to create and maintain garden beds, incorporate compost, and maintain your beds through the years with cover crops and careful cultivation practices.

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MAR 11, 7:30PM UCSC, MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL FREE ADMISSION

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAR 14, 7–9PM UCSC ART DEPARTMENT, ROOM L101 FREE ADMISSION

Master percussionist Abbos Kosimov and acclaimed dancer Tara Pandeya will perform Uzbek folk and art music with UCSC’s Eurasian Ensemble.

MAR 11, 3PM UC SANTA CRUZ, MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

The UCSC Chamber Singers present a concert celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the Medici Codex.

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Enjoy drawing at your own pace with a live model and classroom monitor. There is no formal lesson; dry media only.

Best of LASER: Paleogenomics, Social Documentary, Glaciers, Ever Curious: Maryjo and Moray Eels Koch and the Art of MAR 13, 6:30PM Scientific Illustration SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY FREE ADMISSION

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program gathering artists, scientists, and scholars. Best of LASER brings back favorites to share talks and discussion.

And Then They Came for Us MAR 14, 6:30PM DEL MAR THEATER FREE ADMISSION

UCSC Chamber Singers: A Concert of Commemorations

Drop-in Figure Drawing for the Community

75 years ago, an executive order resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Film screening and conversation with director Abby Ginzburg.

CLOSING MAR 16 UC SANTA CRUZ, ELOISE PICKARD SMITH GALLERY FREE ADMISSION

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

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

A collection of artists and activists engaged with forms of resistance. Artists include Self Help Graphics, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Laura Kina, the Guerrilla Girls, Hung Liu, Yolanda Lopez, Yoko Ono, Jo Hanson, and others.

Global Oceans Gala

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAR 24, 6PM UCSC, UNIVERSITY CENTER $175/PERSON; $1,400/TABLE

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Honoring 2018 Oceans Hero Gary Griggs with fine wines and a sumptuous meal by UC Santa Cruz chef Vincent Franco, formerly executive sous chef of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Quail Lodge in Carmel.

FOREST (for a thousand years...) APRIL 18

Earth Night APRIL 27–29

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

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ANDY FUHRMAN Andy Fuhrman wants to write the Santa Cruz theme song. Technically, he already wrote it, but currently it’s a sort of unofficial local theme song. “Santa Cruz Local” takes the melody and some elements of Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee,” but alters it to be more relatable to Santa Cruz—like the line from the original that says “We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee.”

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“We’re not living in Muskogee, we’re living in Santa Cruz,” Fuhrman says. On the contrary, his lyrics center around Santa Cruz’s love of marijuana: “I’m proud to be a Santa Cruz local, the place where we smoke our homegrown weed. We don't need to go to no dispensary because we grow a whole lot more than we need.”

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The song inspires sing-alongs, suggesting it has the popular vote even if it never gets an official nod.

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“Everybody loves it,” he says. “There’s no way the Chamber of Commerce is going to take that up, being their song, but just at a grassroots level, I’ve got people singing it,” Fuhrman says. Fuhrman should know what it means to be a Santa Cruzan. Originally from Coney Island, he moved to Santa Cruz in 1971. He’s played mostly in his room until 2009, when he started playing at Venatella Winery.

THURSDAY 3/8 HAWAIIAN

MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC The connection between Santa Cruz and Hawaii is strong, with surfing, a laidback lifestyle and a widespread appreciation of music. There’s also an underlying agricultural and rural vibe both places share. Santa Cruz County has no shortage of horses, ranches and farms, and one of the somewhat hidden elements of Hawaii is its rich cowboy (paniolo) culture. Slack key guitar masters George Kahumoku, Ledward Kaapana and Jeff Peterson all grew up in rural Hawaii, surrounded by the beauty and music of the Hawaiian countryside. They’re also all three world-renowned artists sharing slack key and other Hawaiian music traditions with audiences around the globe. CJ

Originally, he brought country western covers to the gigs, but his sets have widened to include all sorts of styles.

INFO: 7:30 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $30/gen, $36/gold. 423-8209.

AARON CARNES

REGGAE-ROCK

INFO: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Michaels on Main, 2591 S. Main St., Soquel. $15. 479-9777

BADFISH Sublime gets a bad rap. OK, I get it. Any band that names their album 40oz. to Freedom might be due a little

scorn, but they were actually a really good bad—you can thank them for the entire reggae-rock explosion. Yet at the same time, if you listen to Sublime’s three albums, it’s a chaotic, diverse hodgepodge of styles ranging from reggae, punk and ska to weirdo rock. And Bradley Nowell could sing. With his untimely passing, if you want the Sublime experience, the closest thing is on-the-nose tribute band Badfish. It’ll be like it’s the ’90s all over again—the good ’90s that is. AC INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $10-$18, 429-4135.

CELTIC

ALTAN An Irish folk band out of County Donegal, Altan has been a force on the international music scene since the late 1980s, winning awards, representing a new generation of Irish musicians and furthering contemporary Celtic music. Possessing a sound that incorporates Irish folk songs, reels and jigs, Altan has a deep commitment to sharing traditional Irish music with music lovers around world—and the band has made quite a name for itself in doing so. Rooted in informal music gatherings and sessions in the pubs of the band’s

hometown, Altan has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton, the Chieftains, Alison Krauss and more. CJ INFO: 7:30 p.m. Flynn’s Cabaret, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $30. 335-2800.

FRIDAY 3/9 HIP-HOP

ROB $TONE In 2014, at the age of 19, San Diego rapper Rob $tone released his first single, “Chill Bill,” through soundcloud. com, taking the iconic whistle from the Kill Bill movies and transforming it into a club hit. The fact that he wrote the track while in the back of a police car definitely added to his hip-hop street cred. Four years later, $tone has two mixtapes under his belt and just dropped his debut album, Don’t Wait For It, last October with his debut video for “Uncle Ben” out last month. MAT WEIR INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $18. 429-4135.

SOUL

THE SUFFERS An award-winning eight-piece out


MUSIC

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SEE NIGHT

of Houston, the Suffers is a rocking soul band that’s credited with redefining Gulf Coast soul. Led by frontwoman Kam Franklin, whose soaring vocals take the band into otherworldly territory, the Suffers have caught fire on the roots, soul and retro rock scenes with a contagious mix of gospel, swamp rock, reggae, Latin and more. CJ INFO: 7:30 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $25/adv, $30/door. 427-2227.

GARCIA PROJECT Those who weren’t lucky enough to see the Jerry Garcia Band while Jer-Bear was alive, dry your tears— the Garcia Project is here. For eight years, the Project has toured the country, delighting Deadheads of all ages and even featuring special guest appearances by former JGB member Melvin Seals and ex-Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten. So bust out your best attire, roll away the dew and if you get confused, listen to the music play. MW INFO: 8:30 p.m. Michael’s on Main, 2591 S Main St., Soquel. $22. 479-9777.

FUNK

monies. And if you watch the band’s video for “Chasm,” you’ll see the band rip an ethereal string solo. AC

SPACE HEATER

INFO: 9 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $10. 429-6994.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away … oh wait, I saw the name Space Heater and I just assumed it was a science-fiction-themed tribute band. It turns out that is not the case. Local ensemble Space Heater is all about the funk. The band plays it loud and booty-shaking proud. They keep it loose on the dance floor, too, with extended jams and improvised sections—anything that makes it funkier. AC INFO: 9 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $7/adv, $10/door. 479-1854.

INDIE

SEE NIGHT If slow, dreamy indie jams with the occasional violin solos are your thing, then be sure to get out of bed Saturday night and head over to the Crepe Place to check out San Francisco quartet See Night. It’s got music that is emotionally cathartic and surreal at once, with layers of moody guitars hitting you over the head with introspective finger-picking riffage and lush vocal har-

MONDAY 3/12

INFO: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $35/adv, $40/door, $100/VIP. 4231338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz. com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

CUBAN

OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA TRIO The ever-exploratory Cuban pianist Omar Sosa returns to California with the North American premiere of “Transparent Water,” a cross-cultural summit featuring Senegalese griot and master of the harp-like kora Seckou Keita, whose album 22 Strings/22 Cordes (ARC Music) won the 2016 Best Album Award for African and Middle Eastern music from the world music magazine Songlines. Completing the liquious triangle is Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles, who recorded a thrilling live duo album with Sosa, 2003’s Ayaguna, and the atmospheric 2016 trio session JOG with German trumpet player Joo Kraus (both on Otá Records). ANDREW GILBERT INFO: 7 and 9 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $30/adv, $35/door. 427-2227.

IN THE QUEUE HAUNTED SUMMER

Orchestral pop and electronica. Thursday at Crepe Place ACHILLES WHEEL & CHINA CATS

Grateful Dead tribute and album release party. Thursday at Moe’s Alley PAPA’S BAG

Tribute to James Brown. Saturday at Flynn’s Cabaret PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Legendary post-punk band. Sunday at Catalyst NORMA JEAN

Metalcore out of Georgia. Tuesday at Catalyst

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ROCK

SATURDAY 3/10

Formed in the late 1990s, Flogging Molly has carved a niche for itself as a pioneering Irish-American Celtic punk band out of Los Angeles. The band has been around long enough that if you’ve been remotely paying attention to punk, Celtic music or rock, you’ve stumbled upon this rowdy crew that draws as much from Johnny Cash and the Clash as it does the Dubliners. Led by Irish vocalist Dave King from the band Fastway, Flogging Molly now organizes an annual music-fueled cruise called the Salty Dog Cruise. A bit unexpected for a Celtic punk band, but who am I to question a music cruise? Also on the bill: Jon Snodgrass & Friends and Scott H. Biram. CAT JOHNSON

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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

POORMAN’S WHISKEY

Saturday March 10th 9pm $7/10 Funk & Soul Dance Party

SPACE HEATER + CRAZY BEARD

Thursday March 15th 8:30pm $10/15 All-Star R&B/Funk & Soul With

DJ WILLIAMS’ SHOTS FIRED

w/ Members Of KDTU Greyboy Allstars Dave Mathews Band & Slightly Stoopid Friday March 16th 8:30pm $20/25

New Orleans Grammy Winning Funk

JON CLEARY

Saturday March 17th 9pm $15/20

LIVE MUSIC WED

3/7

THU

3/8

FRI

3/9

ABBOTT SQUARE MARKET 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz

SAT

3/10

Santa Cruz Music Festival Free 12-10p

SUN

3/11

MON

3/12

THE APPLETON GRILL 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville

Coloring Night Free 6:30p

Watsonville Film Festival: Women by Women Film Series 7p

APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos

Al Frisby 6-8p

Broken Shades 6-8p

Scott Miller 6-8p

Kid Andersen & Lloyd Whitely 1p John “Blues” Boyd Blues Mechanics 6-8p 6-8p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

Comedy Night/80s Night/Saftey Dance Free 8:30p

The Do-Rights Burlesque 9p

Santa Cruz Music Festival 2p

Santa Cruz Music Festival 2p

Post Punk Night 9p

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

TUE

3/13

Santa Cruz Music Festival Free 12-10p

Chris James & Patrick Rynn 6-8p

Mojo Mix 6-8p

BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

House Night at the Blue 9p

THE BLUE LOUNGE 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Wednesdays Unplugged Free Pool 9p-2a

Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

Comedy Night 9p

Karaoke w/ Ed Greene 9p

Santa Cruise Tuesdays Chuck Suck It Panhandlers Union 6p

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

Karaoke 8p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

Sasha’s Money 9-11:45p

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 8p-Close

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Illvibe Free 9p

Karaoke Free 8p

Swing Dance $5 5:30p Bad Judgement

Big Rusty Bake Machine SC Jazz Society Free 8p Free 3:30p

Pool Free

Comedy w/ Shwa Free 8p

Karaoke 9-12:30a

Karaoke 9-12:30a

Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime $10-$18 8p

Andre Nickatina $23/$25 8p

Shoreline Mafia $20/$22 8:30p

The Psychedelic Furs $35/$38 7p

Dick Stusso $10/$12 8:30

Rob $tone $18 8:30p

Thousand Band Fauni, Lil Candy Plant $25-$50 8:30p

Tigers Jaw $16/$18 8p

BRITANNIA ARMS 110 Monterey Ave, Capitola CATALYST 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Ryan Caraveo $10/$12 8:30p

Singer/Songwriter Showcase 9p-12:30a

Norma Jean $18/$20 7:30p

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

PREZIDENT BROWN + CHEZIDEK Thursday March 22nd 8:30pm $8/12 Brooklyn Brass Meet California Funk

HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND GROOVESESSION & HOOPTY Friday March 23rd 9pm $26/30

New Orleans Funk Super-group

DUMPSTAPHUNK Saturday March 24th 9pm $30/25

OPEN LATE EVERY NIGHT! WEDNESDAY 3/7

whiskey wednesday cruise down and hang out!

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LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES

Mar 25th DELLA MAE Mar 28th LAUREN WAHL & SIMPLY PUT Mar 29th DIEGO’S UMBRELLA + Monkey Hands Mar 30th TANYA STEPHENS Apr 1st DARBY SLICK’S MARSHALL PLAN Apr 5th THE MAIN SQUEEZE + MIDTOWN SOCIAL Apr 6th & 7th DON CARLOS Apr 8th KASH’D OUT, TUNNEL VISION, SERANATION Apr 12th CHUM - A Tribute to PHISH Apr 13th ROCK COLLECTION: MELVIN SEALS, STU ALLEN Apr 14th GHOST NOTE w/ members of SNARKY PUPPY

WWW.MOESALLEY.COM 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 831.479.1854

Thursday 3/8

haunted summer w/ return to nagoya Show 9pm $10 Door

friday 3/9

thanks buddy w / michael Dean damron and mishka shubaly

Show 9pm $8 door

saturday 3/10

see night

w/ sun valley gun club Show 9pm - $10 DOOR

tuesday 3/13

7 COME 11 Show 9pm $6 Door MIDTOWN SANTA CRUZ 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz

429-6994


LIVE MUSIC WED

3/7

CAVA CAPITOLA WINE BAR 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

3/8

Toby Gray 6:30-9:30p

CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

Hippo Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

CORK AND FORK 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola

Open Mic Free 7-10p

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

THU

Yuji Tojo $3 7:30p

FRI

3/9

Kip Allert 7-10p

Wednesday, March 7 • 7 pm SAT

3/10

Fire Peach 7-10p

SUN

3/11

MON

3/12

TUE

3/13

Summit Sol 3-6p KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

Haunted Summer, Return to Nagoya $10 9p

John Michael Sings Sinatra Free 7-10p Thanks Buddy, Michael Dean Damron, Mishka $8 9p

Relative Sound $5 8:30p

FishHook $6 9p

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

Celebrating Creativity Since 1975

Bonny June & Bonfire Free 7-10p See Night w/ Sun Valley Gun Club $10 9p Joint Chiefs $7 9:30p

Funk Night ft. 7 Come 11 $6 9p Live Comedy $7 9p

BR Jazz Band Free 6-9p

Cygne Free 6-9p

Green Dog Free 6:30-8:30p

DON QUIXOTE’S 6275 Hwy 9, Felton

Altan $30 7:30p

Zeppelin Live Concert Experience $20 8p

THE FISH HOUSE 972 Main St, Watsonville

Papa’s Bag: James Brown Experience $15/$20 8p

Flingo Free 7:30p

KUUMBWA JAZZ 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Fabian Almazan & Rhizome & more $25/$30 7p

The Eldorados Free 11a-12p

Southern Pacific Free 9-10a

West of Nashville Free

The Suffers $25/$30 7:30p

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

1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Friday, March 9 • 7:30 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: eventbrite.com Monday, March 12 • 7 & 9 pm

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

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

The Scooby Valdez Band Free 8p

HENFLING’S 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

FABIAN ALMAZAN & RHIZOME FEAT. CAMILA MEZA, LINDA MAY HAN OH, HENRY COLE & FRICTION STRING QUARTET A lyrical, piano-led ensemble.

Beach Cowboys Free 4-5p

Roadhouse Karaoke Free 8p

CHRIS SMITHER Tickets: snazzyproductions.com 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.

Omar Sosa-Seckou Keita Trio $30/$35 7&9p

Sunday, March 18 • 7:30 pm

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-429-4135 Wednesday, March 7 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

RYAN CARAVEO

plus Don Cody

Thursday, March 8 • Ages 16+

BADFISH A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME

JONNY LANG

Thursday, March 8 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

DICK STUSSO

& ZANE CARVEY

Friday, March 9 • Ages 16+

ANDRE NICKATINA

Friday, March 9 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

ROB $TONE

plus Ant Beale

Saturday, March 10 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

GOLDEN STATE THEATRE - MONTEREY, CA

SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST

RIO THEATRE - SANTA CRUZ, CA

THOUSAND BAND FAUNI LIL CANDY PAINT Sunday, March 11 • Ages 16+

the psychedelic furs

Sunday, March 11 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

TIGERS JAW

plus Yowler also Looming

Tuesday, March 13 • In the Atrium • Ages 16+

NORMA JEAN

TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH

TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH

THE RIO THEATRE - SANTA CRUZ, CA

GOLDEN STATE THEATRE - MONTEREY, CA GET TICKETS AT

SBLENTERTAINMENT.COM

plus Gideon

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/ Tribal Theory (Ages 16+) Apr 15 Strangelove (Ages 21+) Apr 17 Jungle (Ages 16+) Apr 26 Emmure (Ages 16+) Apr 27 Carnage/ Madeintyo (Ages 18+)

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating.

Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 877-987-6487 & online

www.catalystclub.com

Monday, March 19 • 7 pm

LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS: THE GREAT AMERICAN ROADTRIP - RED, WHITE & BLUES A swinging trip through the landscape of American music.

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

SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES Since her 2012 debut, this vocalist has been making waves with her crystalline tone and elastic range. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Monday, March 26 • 7 pm

JAZZMEIA HORN Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Horn is a singer not to be missed. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Thursday, March 29 • 7 pm

DILLON BAIOCCHI & HERMANO A reeds and drum duo, featuring Santa Cruz’s Baiocchi, born of a shared vision of creating an atmospheric soundscape. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS!

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

320-2 Cedar St | Santa Cruz 831.427.2227 kuumbwajazz.org

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

JOHN CRAIGIE WITH ALEX LUCERO Tickets: snazzyproductions.com

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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 8 Fri Mar 9 Sat Mar 10

Thur Mar 15

Fri Mar 16

Altan - Traditional Irish Band

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

Zeppelin Live

The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

Sun Mar 18

John Brothers Piano Company

Fri Mar 23 Sat Mar 24

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

Mary Gauthier

Release of new album co-written with combat veterans

Virgil Thrasher & Blind Rick 1p Gil De Leon Trio 6p

A.C. Myles Free 6p

Achilles Wheel & China Cats $12/$15 8:30p

Poorman’s Whiskey $12/$15 8p

Space Heater & Crazy Beard $7/$10 8p

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

D-ROC 9:30p

Adam Cova 9:30p

Devine & Company Free 7p

Static Tilt Free 7p

Hi Ya! By Little John 9:30p

Trivia 8p

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

Fri Mar 30

Alex Lucero 6p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Poet’s 36th Birthday Bash w/ Roving Sun

Santa Cruz Music Festival 3p

Santa Cruz Music Festival 3p

Sat Mar 31

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

Toby Gray & Friends 6:30p

Moshe Vilozny & Friends 6:30p

Traditional Hawaiian Music 6:30p

Featured Acoustic Hits 12:30 & 6:30p

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

2018 Climate Science & Policy Lecture Free 7p

Masters of Hawaiian Music 7:30p $30/$36

Film: Dirtbag 7p $15

Rob Bell $26/$36 8p

$18 adv./$20 door Dance - ages 21+ 8:30pm

Kalani Pe’a

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Thur Apr 5

Fri Apr 6

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

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

Thur Apr 12

Patti Maxine, Harpin Jonny, Liz Smith, Sweetpea Cunningham $15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent Thu. Brave Mystics Mar 8 7:30 Hypnotic Americana, Rockin’ Blues & Soul

$8 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

R. Carlos Nakai

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

Fri. The Garcia Project Mar 9 8:30 Classic Jerry Garcia Band Sets

Jack Tempchin

Legendary songwriter, artist and musician

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

NO COVER

$22 adv./$22 door Dance– ages 21 +

Grampa’s Chili w/Jerry Brown & Friends

Sat Mar 10 EXTRA LARGE 8:00 Hip, fun, uniquely Santa Cruz Dance Band

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

Sun Grateful Sunday Mar 11 5:30 Grateful Dead Tunes

Original California Jam Band Sat Apr 7

Wed Andy Fuhrman Mar 7 7:30 & His Fabulous Friends

Fri. Jazz The Dog Mar 9 5:00 HAPPY HOUR

The World’s Premier Performer of The Native American Flute

Carolyn Sills Combo

Gourmet Country peels back the layers of Western roots

$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent 8pm

Southern Drawl Band Southern Rockin’ Country music

$15 adv./$20 door Dance - ages 21+ 7:30pm COMIN G RIGH T U P

Sat. Apr. 14 Wed. Apr. 18 Thu. Apr. 19 Fri. Apr. 20 Sat. Apr. 21 Sun. Apr. 22 Mon. Apr. 23 Tues. Apr. 24

The Beggar Kings The Do Rights Burlesque Mr. Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne Tribute Laurie Morvan Band Moonalice Girls’ Night Out Chad Elliot Black Uhuru

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

Blues Mechanics Free 6p

Comedy Open Mic 8:30-11p

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

Mabrak w/ Emmanuel Selassie

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

3/13

Hip-Hop w/ DJ Marc 9:30p

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

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

Two exciting dance bands from California

Broken Shades Free 6p

TUE

Tacos & Trivia Free 7p

Lisa Taylor Band 2p

All Star Jam Band

The Joint Chiefs w/Alex Lucero & Live Again

3/12

Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p

Vinny Johnson 2p

The Contribution

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

MON

Asher Stern Free 10p-12a

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

Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter from Hawaii

3/11

Lloyd Whitley Free 6p

Roots Reggae Legends, Live and Direct Sun Mar 25

SUN

Al Frisby Free 6p

99 BOTTLES 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz

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

3/10

Kid Andersen Free 6p

Locomotive Breath w/Spun Dynamic acoustic Celtic band

SAT

MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz

NEW BOHEMIA BREWERY 1030 41st Ave, Santa Cruz

Molly’s Revenge

3/9

Grateful Sundays Free 5:30p

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

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

FRI

Extra Large $10 8p

MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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

3/8

Jazz the Dog Free 5p The Garcia Project $22 8:30p

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

California Kind

THU

Brave Mystics $8/$10 7:30p

The Ultimate James Brown Experience

Papa’s Bag

3/7

Andy Fuhrman & His Fabulous Friends $15 7:30p

MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Stride, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal Balkan band from Oakland Thur Mar 22

WED MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

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

Classic Rock and then some! Sat Mar 17

LIVE MUSIC

$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +

NO COVER Wed Bean Creek Mar 14 7:30 Trad bluegrass w/ sweet harmonies

& hot licks $10 av./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

COMING UP

Thu Mar 15 The Black Brothers From Ireland Pre-Saint Patrick’s Concert Fri Mar 16 AZA Rockin’ Morrocan Sat Mar17 Joint Chiefs Sun Mar 18 Christine Lavin 2pm Matinee

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Full Concert Calendar : MichaelsonMainMusic.com

2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073

Mar 9 Chris Botti 8pm Mar 10 Whose Live Anyway? 8pm Apr 7 Jonny Lang 8pm Apr 8 Arlo Guthrie 8pm 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 www.GoldenStateTheatre.com 831-649-1070

Featured Acoustic Hits 12:30 & 6:30p

Audition Night 6:30p

African Music Adama & Mabanza 6:30p 2018 Gail Rich Awards Free 7p


LIVE MUSIC WED

3/7

ROSIE MCCANN’S 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Comedy Night 9p

THE SAND BAR 211 Esplanade, Capitola

De Tierra Caliente 8-11p

THU

3/8

FRI

3/9

SAT

3/10

3/11

MON

3/12

TUE

3/13

Open Mic 7:30p Sweet Spice 8p-12a

The Leftovers 8p-12a

SANDERLINGS 1 Seascape Resort, Aptos

Jazz Trio w/ Eddie Mendenhall & Aaron Caceres 7:30-10:30p

Groovetime w/ Dave Burns & Mike Renwick 7:30-10:30p

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright, Santa Cruz

Hipshake 6:30p

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

Spun 8-11:30p

Live Again 8-11:30p

Joe Ferrara 6:30-10p

Claudio Melega 7-10p

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

SUN

Don Caruth Open Jam 7-11p

Ken Constable 6:30-9:30p

Open Jam w/ Alex Lucero 7-11p

Alex Lucero & Friends 8-12a

Blind Rick Stevens Jeff Blackburn & Friends w/ Virgil Thrasher Free 5p Free 5p

STEEL BONNET 20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley SUSHI GARDEN S.V. 5600 Scotts Valley Dr. Scotts Valley

AJ lee & Jesse Fichman Free 5:30p

Dave Muldawer Free 5:30p

Toby Gray Free 5:30p

UGLY MUG 4640 Soquel Ave, Soquel

Open Mic w/ Steven David 5:30p

WHALE CITY BAKERY 490 Highway 1, Davenport

Lloyd Whitley Free 6-9p

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

Ziggy Tarr 11a-1p

Matt Masih & the Messengers 9:30p

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Trans heroine triumphs over adversity in Daniela Vega debut ‘Fantastic Woman’ BY LISA JENSEN

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t seems like the perfect match between performer and role. Transgender actress Daniela Vega makes a triumphant debut in A Fantastic Woman, playing the role of a transgender woman fighting for respect in modern-day Chile. But this is way more than a one-issue movie. Nominated for a foreign language Oscar this year, Sebastián Lelio’s engrossing film is a resonant and stylishly told story about the basic human right to live with dignity and carve out one’s identity in the world. Chilean filmmaker Lelio (along with his co-screenwriter, Gonzalo Maza) made the zesty woman-over-50 movie Gloria a few years back. They

continue to delve into the psyche of interesting females in A Fantastic Woman with protagonist Marina Vidal (Vega), a cafe waitress by day who croons sultry ballads in a bar at night. She shares an apartment in Santiago with her partner of several years, frisky, tender Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a divorced businessman a few decades older than she is. But one night, Orlando becomes disoriented in bed, stumbling down a short flight of stairs before Marina can bundle him into the car and rush him to the hospital— where, soon after, he dies. And the devastating shock of her loss is just the beginning of her troubles. She

has to produce and explain her male ID card (her procedure isn’t quite complete yet) to the cops at the hospital‚ and suffer their insinuating questions about how Orlando died. A policewoman with the Sexual Assault unit, looking to explain Orlando’s bruises as self-defense, orders Marina to strip for nude photos to search for signs of abuse. Meanwhile, Orlando’s disapproving family closes ranks against her. Only his brother is friendly to her, but Orlando’s ex calls Marina a “perversion,” while his wayward son shows up at the apartment to intimidate her. Not only do they expect her to vacate the apartment

and turn over the couple’s car, they refuse to even tell her where the funeral will be held, so she won’t show up and embarrass the family. That not all of these issues are gender identity-based broadens the film’s scope; Marina’s plight as an outsider forbidden the rights of the legal kinship group is universal. And in Vega’s fearless performance, we get a heroine to root for. Strongwilled, but not “tough” in any clichéd way, she’s determined to hold onto her dignity and her poise as she stoically battles for her rights. Reyes is charming as Orlando, who continues to pop up throughout the story as a kind of ghost-memory, cheering on Marina. A thread of mystery also runs through the plot, leading to a satisfying surprise, and a terrific, self-empowering finale. (And yes, that is the opera-trained Vega herself singing at the end!) Lelio makes adroit use of visual metaphor as the emotional story draws us in. As the slights and obstacles pile up in her personal life, Marina is pictured walking down the street at an increasingly rigid angle into what becomes a ferocious headwind—hers is an uphill battle all the way. When she’s alone in her room, Lelio shoots a haunting image of Marina’s face reflected in a small mirror propped up between her legs—inviting us to ponder if this is the only place that defines her identity as a person. Early on, when Lelio was first turning over the idea of a movie with a transgender protagonist, he was introduced to performer and trans activist Vega. She became his consultant on the film, and his mentor, introducing the filmmaker to contemporary trans culture. But it wasn’t until the very end of the process, when the script was completed and the cameras were ready to roll, that it occurred to Lelio that Vega would be perfect to play Marina. So the role was not exactly written for Vega, but thank heavens for serendipity—her performance is outstanding. A FANTASTIC WOMAN (La Mujer Fantastica) ***1/2 (out of four) With Daniela Vega and Francisco Reyes. Written by Gonzalo Maza and Sebastián Lelio. Directed by Sebastián Lelio. A Sony Classics release. (R) 105 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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FILM NEW THIS WEEK BEFORE WE VANISH Fans of J-horror will probably have heard of Kiyoshi Kurosawa (no relation to Akira), who despite directing many types of films over the years is best known here for his genuinely creepy ghostsin-the-internet film Pulse (he is not responsible for the terrible American remake, or its sequels). The guy can come up with a weird take on pretty much any genre, and this time it’s science fiction— the story of three aliens who take over human bodies on Earth in preparation for an invasion. Sounds pretty sinister, but in fact it’s done with touches of comedy, satire and even romance. (NR) 129 minutes. (SP)

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GRINGO David Oyelowo as you’ve never seen him before! Er, and maybe didn’t want to see him? He’s certainly playing against type as a corporate drone who gets caught in the middle of a wacky black-comedy crime plot after the “weed pill” that his company has developed gets him kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. Wait, we are talking about the David Oyelowo from Selma and Five Days, right? Okay, just checking. Directed by Nash Edgerton. Costarring Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton. (R) 110 minutes. (SP)

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THE HURRICANE HEIST Imagine a movie that combined storms and robbery. Now, imagine that movie was thought up by Homer Simpson. Okay, now go 18 percent dumber. Congratulations, you’ve just arrived at The Hurricane Heist, in which some high-tech thieves decide to rob a U.S. mint using a category 5 hurricane as cover. Directed by Rob Cohen. Starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace and Ryan Kwanten. (PG-13) 100 minutes. (SP) THE PARTY Dark comedy about friends getting together for a little shebang that goes very, very wrong. Directed by Sally Potter. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson

and Emily Mortimer. (R) 71 minutes. (SP) THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT It was an entire decade ago that The Strangers came out, with its alternately intriguing and infuriating habit of pushing every horror cliche to the most unbelievable level—killers could move across entire rooms behind their victims without detection, while conversely even a fully loaded shotgun didn’t stand a chance against these otherwise completely normal-seeming bad guys. This long-suffering sequel seems bent on continuing in that direction, bringing back the original’s masked trio of maniacs to terrorize another family. Directed by Johannes Roberts. Starring the guy with the sack on his head and the two girls with weird masks. (R) THOROUGHBREDS Twisty thriller about two childhood friends who re-connect as teenagers and bring out each other’s most destructive tendencies as they draw a would-be tough guy into their ultimate plan. Directed by Cory Finley. Starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin. (R) 92 minutes. (SP) A WRINKLE IN TIME Who didn’t love this way-ahead-of-its-time YA fantasy novel as a kid? You better not screw this up, Oprah, or nobody’s going to vote for you when you run for president! Aw, just kidding, of course we’ll vote for you. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. (PG) 109 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:// groups.google.com/group/LTATM.

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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 costar. (PG-13) 127 minutes. 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 all-time high? Can anyone say “worst idea ever?” Co-starring Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris and Vincent D’Onofrio. (R) 107 minutes. (SP)

FIFTY SHADES FREED And now, the long-awaited third and final chapter of the Fifty Shades trilogy. So many questions to be answered like: Do these two supposedly kinky people actually know any position other than missionary? Does Christian’s much-ballyhooed taste for “punishment” extend beyond giving Anastasia six whole spanks? Find out in this film! Maybe! Directed by James Foley. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. (R) 105 minutes. 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. A FANTASTIC WOMAN Reviewed this issue. Written and directed by Sebasatian Lelio. Co-starring Francisco Reyes and Luis Gnecco. (R) 104 minutes. (SP) 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) 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)


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hose vintage black and white photos of legendary longboarders Doc Scott the surf doctor and his champion daughters, now share the wall with flat-screen ocean sports videos. Across the room on a wall of recycled lumber, colorful shortboards remind the clientele what’s a few blocks away. Yes, you’re at Westside Coffee, a refreshingly unpretentious oasis of great, inexpensive coffee that offers daily comfort to Westside Santa Cruz patrons. Bagels with various toppings, house-baked

muffins, breakfast specialties—you can actually enjoy some real food here. But I come for the coffee, and I’m not alone. Newly spiffed up, the welcoming sanctuary for students, professors, industrial fabricators, contractors, and surfers is loaded with coastal chic. Without attitude. There are plenty of other coffee palaces for that. Bob Dylan was delivering the acoustics when I went in last week for a jolt of Full City made fresh at the brew bar (with house signature Santa Cruz Roasting Company beans).

For $2.75 (16 ounces) I had about as much full-flavored caffeine as I could handle, augmented with two blueberry mini-muffins (50 cents each), and grabbed a table to consult the headlines on the BBC web. Sure, Westside has wifi—this is Santa Cruz after all—but the real magnet here is getting together with fellow javaheads and having some face-to-face. At the far end of the room, a large table hosts vintage adult males (they probably never go home!) who were engaged in a happy argument about somebody’s recently-drilled well.

When I was a kid I loved to honor my Irish ancestry by wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Part performance, part old-fashioned fun. So I was delighted to find out that Aquarius, the dining room overlooking the ocean at the Dream Inn, is offering a whole host of Irishthemed specials during St. Patrick’s Week, March 16 through 23rd. What sort of thing would the Irish eat in solidarity with the 6th century monk who allegedly drove the snakes out of the Emerald Isle? Well, for lunch they might like Aquarius’ potato and leek soup with soda bread. Or the braised corned beef and sauerkraut sandwich. Yes, there’s Guinness fish and chips too. On the St. Paddy’s Week dinner menu you’ll find traditional corned beef and cabbage, as well as Old World cottage pie with ground beef and veggies, frosted with mashed potatoes. Even if you haven’t done an AncestryDNA test, you might just have a wee drop of Irish blood yourself. So hoist a pint at Poet and Patriot and then head over to Aquarius and feast like an Irish saint. Don’t know how they did it, but the cooks at Aquarius even discovered Patrick’s personal recipe for apple caramel bread pudding. On the dessert menu. Éirinn go Brách!


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Inner and outer work is accomplished simultaneously. Jupiter, a social planet, expands us outward. Scorpio and the retrograde take us inward. With Jupiter retrograde, our secret selves, all that’s been hidden from view, especially emotions, awaken, make themselves known. It’s a time for healing, for transformation (Pluto works with Scorpio) which comes through crisis. It’s quite a fascinating time. We may encounter issues with sex, money, death, rebirth and rock ’n’ roll. Jupiter was last in Scorpio October 2005 through November 2006, and before that, November 1993 to December 1994, and from November 1981 to December 1982. What was occurring for everyone then? Now with Jupiter again in Scorpio, something from that time appears again—for remembrance, adjustment, assessment, completion, or for just a little tenderness.

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It’s a time for intimacy, developing trust, understanding your psychological mechanisms, time for counseling, for marriage, and for tending to all debts. These are important months when your private world opens to you and you alone. You will assess intimacy, finances held in common, and vulnerability. Buried, hidden, secret situations come to life in order to be resolved. The outcome of all of this is harmony and wholeness while reading mystery stories.

All of your values may change, as you assess personal resources finances and possessions. You see the benefits of your tireless work each day and earning power. You find you want more of everything, creating a greater opportunity to give and share more. Something may be bought and/or sold. You assess self-worth, you attract abundance, you choose not to overspend. You help someone who loves you. Someone misses you.

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Partnerships grow and expand, become deeper, more successful, and happy, too. A beneficence that comes into all interactions. Everything feels like a blessing, and it is, though often it’s hidden. You sense and feel a benediction, no matter what occurs. There are shared finances and assets conversations. A resource drops from the sky. This comes as a surprise. There’s a sharing of beliefs and interests. Freedom will be part of the dynamics of all intimate relationships.

Cheerfulness and optimism appear and they noticeably improve how you feel and act out in the world. You are expansive, exuberant and more self-confidence than is usual. You feel relaxed and fortunate and, truly, you are! You greet each day with the knowledge that no matter the circumstances, all is good, every moment, every day. When problems occur you ease into them, tend to them with equanimity, and poof, they disappear!

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GEMINI May 22–June 20 Be sure to maintain constancy with daily routines so that your health and well-being are enhanced. Daily tasks, duties and responsibilities call for order and organization. Careful that you don’t overwork. Life prospers if your work entails serving others. A new job or position may be offered. You feel useful during these months. Do not allow any task to become monotonous. Imaginatively mix up your day. Take up an ancient yet well-known study.

You asked what planet has been affecting you lately. Among many others, it’s Jupiter, in your 12th house of Pisces—sign of compassion, empathy and deep sensitivity. Know that this is good. There’s an angelic level of protection when Jupiter is in one’s 12th house with a feeling of being guided (pushed at times), directed and rewarded. Intuition comes more easily, charity, too. This is very beneficial. Faith happens.

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Having fun is most important, allowing ease to express yourself. Each day, pursue your own creative interests. Realize you’re unique with much to share. A dream you’ve carried for a long time comes true. The arts are important, children, too. As you go through each day you feel confident, supported by everyone. And then your imagination comes into play. A new partnership may be formed.

Over the next months, you may find yourself networking a bit, creating friendship and new acquaintances, researching clubs, groups and organizations. Perhaps you will consider creating a group of friends that meets together, shares knowledge, food, cooking, and creating together. You feel hopeful these days; resources increase, and you look into things alternative. There’s a feeling of joy permeating your days and nights.

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Home is most important. It’s your foundation, your nest, your family, how you live each day, anchor emotions, seek comfort, have protection (for self and other kingdoms) and take refuge. Something will grow and expand in your home. A new garden is a good idea. Perhaps you will expand real estate holding, or expand rooms, the garden or even your family. Careful not to overextend. Resources appear.

There will be more recognition concerning your service to the world, the work you do that enhances people’s lives. You may consider how you want your career to advance. You may consider new opportunities, new jobs, education, something influential, professional and pleasurable. You feel freedom, have integrity and are honest and these take you to places of reward. You are worthy of recognition. Take a bow!

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Deep and wide philosophical issues will begin to cross your mind, then take up lots of your mind, thoughts, ideas, conversations. New and interesting conversations increase your curiosity. You may take long solitary walks through neighborhoods, down streets, in new towns. Not too far away, but enough that new things are seen. You may choose to raise bees, gather honey and seed wildflowers in meadows here and there and everywhere.

Goals, travel, journeys, new horizons, new people, places, and events. These call to your curiosity, your sense of adventure. There may be a greater opportunity to teach. Education comes through possible travel. Stress, felt before, lessens, priorities take on new meaning. You become more and more creative. You think about writing a book, publishing. New doors open. The Temple doors.

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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 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 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. 18-0346 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. 18-0209 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. 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.. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0408. The following General Partnership is doing business as JAMROCK MARKETING. 406 S. BRANCIFORTE AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. JAMAR RAMOS & JAMESON TRESSLER. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: JAMESON TRESSLER. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is 2/26/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb 27, 2018. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0159 The following Individual is doing business as SANTA CRUZ FIGHT CLUB. 111 BEAN CREEK RD. #9, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95066. County of Santa Cruz. JORDAN DODGE. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: JORDAN DODGE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan 25, 2018. Mar 7, 14, 21, & 28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0412. The following General Partnership is doing business as KNIT SEW MAKE. 111 ERRETT CIRCLE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. HEDWIG CRAFT, SARA HOMAN & SARA JESSEN. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: HEDWIG CRAFT. 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 27, 2018. Mar 7, 14, 21 & 28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0150 The following Individual is doing business as KAPENA CLOTHING COMPANY. 4418 YARDARM CT. SOQUEL, CA 95073. County of Santa Cruz. CADE WRIGHT. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: CADE WRIGHT. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/20/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Jan 23, 2018. Mar 7, 14, 21, & 28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0423. The following General Partnership is doing business as HOLIDAY MUFFLER. 1671 CAPITOLA RD., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. MICHAEL LEE FOSTER & SHERRY TAYLOR FOSTER. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: SHERRY TAYLOR FOSTER. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is FEB 28, 2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Mar 7, 14, 21 & 28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0400. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18- 0400. The following General Partnership is doing business as SANTA CRUZ PEDICAB. 233 VAN NESS AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of

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Santa Cruz. CURTIS SWAIN, DEBORA WADE, & KARSTEN WADE. This business is conducted by a General Partnership signed: DEBORA WADE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above is 4/24/2012. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb 26, 2018. Mar 7, 14, 21, & 28. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 18-0429 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as URBAN HIPPIE. 343 SOQUEL AVE. APT. # 95,SANTA CRUZ,

CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. MANGATA, LLC. 343 SOQUEL AVE. APT. # 95,SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. AI# 5110562. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company signed: ERIC COKE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on NOT APPLICABLE. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Feb 28, 2018. Mar 7, 14, 21, & 28.

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CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF MAKAIDA BAILEY CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00497. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner MAKAIDA BAILEY has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: KOBE MICHAEL BAILEY-HOLT to: KOBE MALAKAI BAILEY. 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. 15, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Feb. 21, 28, & Mar. 7, 14.

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WINE & FOOD PAIRING PORK TENDERLOIN WITH GARLIC/HERB RUB INGREDIENTS

• 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • 1 teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon ground coriander • 1 teaspoon dried thyme • Salt • 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a bowl mix garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, thyme and salt. Stir mixture with a fork until all the ingredients are well combined. Sprinkle the rub all over the tenderloin, then press gently so the seasoning adheres well to the tenderloin.

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In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat. Add the minced garlic and saute, stirring, for 1 minute. Put tenderloin in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, searing each side using tongs to turn the meat. Transfer meat to a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

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Sign: Aries ELLIE HAMNER, 12-Year Customer, Santa Cruz Occupation: Full-time mom Hobbies: Cooking, running, baking, cross-fit running,Astrological cross-fit Astrological Sign: Aries RICK HAMNER, 12-Year Customer, Santa Cruz Occupation: Physician Hobbies: Hunting, working out, part-time butcher for Ellie :) Astrological Sign: Taurus Is Shopper’s your go-to store? ELLIE: “Yes, I would say so.” RICK: “You shop here every day!” ELLIE: “More like every couple of days… It’s just nice. Shopper’s has all the natural and specialty foods plus all the mainstream products too, like Heinz ketchup for the kids along with high-quality local pizza. You can get it all here.” RICK: “The butcher shop is the number one reason we shop here. Ellie won’t shop for meat anywhere else. We feed many, many people with our traditional Saturday barbecue ribs, and had been buying them from a big-box store. One day we bought our ribs from Shopper’s and they were so much better!”

What do you like to cook? ELLIE: “Everything from barbecue to baking with gourmet ingredients for cakes with home-made frosting. I bounce around. I just got some Port to make Korean-style pulled pork tacos with kimchi — my own kimchi. Indian curries, Chinese, Japanese/sushi, Mexican and American, Rick’s favorite, mac and cheese, might be on the menu, too. My ‘cafe’ is called Ellie’s Kitchen, and it’s a table for five.” RICK: “She makes so much good stuff I can’t keep up with it! She also does canning, fermenting and pickling.” ELLIE: “Our kids, August, Maddy & R.C., have a diverse palettes. And they really like Shopper’s.”

Nice. How so? RICK: “They feel comfortable here. The butchers and checkers always acknowledge them; they know their names and chat with them.” R.C.: “They carry R.C. cola in honor of me!” ELLIE: “When R.C. turned one, I wanted R.C Cola for his birthday but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I asked Shopper’s if they could get it and they did. They still carry it. Shopping here is fun, and I want to keep my money spent local. I appreciate Shopper’s onsite ownership making sure everything runs smoothly. Jim (Beauregard) and his son Andre say hello to me and so I feel more of a connection to the people where I’m purchasing my food. Shopping here is more personal.”

“Shopping here is fun, and I want to keep my money spent local. I appreciate Shopper’s onsite ownership making sure everything runs smoothly.”

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