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EDITOR’S NOTE In his cover story this week, Wallace Baine writes about how Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction kicked off a surf music revival with its use of Dick Dale’s “Miserlou.” I have to admit I fully embraced that revival at the time, and throughout the last half of the ’90s, I was regularly going out to see everyone from Dale himself (who played some mindmelting shows at the Catalyst as he took full advantage of that postTarantino comeback) to Man or AstroMan? and Los Straitjackets to even the most obscure surf revival groups like the Ghastly Ones. But my favorite surf band of all was the Mermen. In particular, I listened to 1996’s Songs for the Cows over and over and over again. In fact, on the Mermen’s website there’s a GT quote about the album from that year that I

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With its article on e-bike momentum in Santa Cruz (GT 5/2), Good Times missed an opportunity to catalyze a forwardthinking vision for the county, the next thing beyond e-bikes that will provide transportation options for everyone: “velomobiles,” or enclosed, pedal-assist personal transportation vehicles. Popping up throughout Europe, and as close as Vancouver, B.C., these vehicles have all of the advantages of e-bikes and none (as far as I can see) of the disadvantages. They keep you dry, they have a modicum of cargo space for your groceries, you can pedal with electric assistance for hills, uneven terrain, and long distances, they lock, they’re allowed on streets in bike lanes (classified as a bicycle) and guess what? If we build a wide, separated trail in the rail corridor, multi-speed vehicles such as these would fit right in. Let’s start looking ahead, Santa Cruz, and not behind us! NADENE THORNE | SANTA CRUZ

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may very well have written (although it may have been my esteemed colleague at the time, Rob Pratt, who was just as in to the surf rock revival). It remains not only my favorite Mermen album, but also my favorite surf album of all time. All you really have to do to understand why is listen to the way the opening song, “Curve,” rises out of nothing to swell into your senses in one of the most dramatic instrumental intros ever. Despite having seen the Mermen many times at the Catalyst and Moe’s Alley, I didn’t realize they had moved here until maybe a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been plotting how to really do them justice in the paper—they’re one of the untold Santa Cruz stories that the alternative press here has always prided itself on spotlighting. When Wallace told me how big a Mermen fan he is, too, I knew this story had to finally happen. And he did a fantastic job. So hold tight and prepare to enter the world of Jim Thomas and the Mermen. STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

“rail trail debate.” It sounds like the no-train, trail-only advocates are 15 years late to this discussion. We—the community and our local urban planning and transportation experts—have a real plan which has been refined over many years. It's being challenged by an imaginary plan, which has no blemishes (because it is imaginary). Professional planners and engineers have developed the best, most costeffective plan for Santa Cruz County’s rail corridor and have already shepherded it through approvals and scrutiny. The Rail Trail plan is ready to go. Why are we still talking about this? DAVID VAN BRINK | SANTA CRUZ

WHAT ABOUT PRTS? Neither article on the trail/rail made any mention of the technology called Personal Rapid Transit, or PRT, a radically low-cost and effective solution to mass transit. No surprise here given that RTC apparently gave up seriously pursuing this promising technology long ago, because they are afraid of it. There are virtually no working applications on the planet—one >8

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Kerstin Wasson, research coordinator for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, will receive the 2018 National Wetlands Award for Science Research on May 9. The award from the Environmental Law Institute recognizes Wasson’s commitment to the conservation and restoration of America’s wetlands. For more than 18 years, she’s worked as a researcher, conservationist, and mentor at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, one of California’s few remaining coastal wetlands and its largest tract of tidal salt marsh south of San Francisco Bay.

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ROB BREZSNY FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of May 9 ARIES Mar21–Apr19

LIBRA Sep23–Oct 22

The Torah is a primary sacred text of the Jewish religion. It consists of exactly 304,805 letters. When specially trained scribes make handwritten copies for ritual purposes, they must not make a single error in their transcription. The work may take as long as 18 months. Your attention to detail in the coming weeks doesn’t have to be quite so painstaking, Aries, but I hope you’ll make a strenuous effort to be as diligent as you can possibly be.

Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night hangs on a wall in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He created it in 1889 while living in a French asylum. Around that same time, 129 years ago, a sheepherder in Wyoming created a sourdough starter that is still fresh today. A cook named Lucille Clarke Dumbrill regularly pulls this frothy mass of yeast out of her refrigerator and uses it to make pancakes. In the coming weeks, Libra, I’d love to see you be equally resourceful in drawing on an old resource. The past will have offerings that could benefit your future.

TAURUS Apr20–May20 Born under the sign of Taurus, Edmund Wilson was a renowned 20th-century author and critic who wrote more than 30 books. He also served as editor for Vanity Fair and The New Republic, and influenced the work of at least seven major American novelists. When he was growing up, he spent most of his free time reading books: 16 hours a day during summer vacations. His parents, worried about his obsessive passion, bought him a baseball uniform, hoping to encourage him to diversify his interests. His response was to wear the uniform while reading books 16 hours a day. I trust you will be equally dedicated to your own holy cause or noble pursuit in the coming weeks, Taurus. You have cosmic clearance to be single-minded about doing what you love.

GEMINI May21–June20 It’s possible you could pass for normal in the next three weeks; you might be able to fool a lot of people into thinking you’re an average, ordinary contributor to the dull routine. But it will be far healthier for your relationship with yourself if you don’t do such a thing. It will also be a gift to your less daring associates, who in my opinion would benefit from having to engage with your creative agitation and fertile chaos. So my advice is to reveal yourself as an imperfect work-in-progress who’s experimenting with novel approaches to the game of life. Recognize your rough and raw features as potential building blocks for future achievements.

CANCER Jun21–Jul22 “Paradise is scattered over the whole Earth,” wrote the scientific poet Novalis, “and that is why it has become so unrecognizable.” Luckily for you, Cancerian, quite a few fragments of paradise are gathering in your vicinity. It’ll be like a big happy reunion of tiny miracles all coalescing to create a substantial dose of sublimity. Will you be ready to deal with this much radiance? Will you be receptive to so much relaxing freedom? I hope and pray you won’t make a cowardly retreat into the trendy cynicism that so many people mistake for intelligence. (Because in that case, paradise might remain invisible.) Here’s my judicious advice: Be insistent on pleasure! Be voracious for joy! Be focused on the quest for beautiful truths!

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These days, your friends and allies and loved ones want even more from you than they usually do. They crave more of your attention, more of your approval, more of your feedback. And that’s not all. Your friends and allies and loved ones also hope you will give more love to yourself. They will be excited and they will feel blessed if you express an even bigger, brighter version of your big, bright soul. They will draw inspiration from your efforts to push harder and stronger to fulfill your purpose here on Planet Earth.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 One of the advantages you get from reading my horoscopes is that I offer confidential information about the gods’ caprices and leanings. For example, I can tell you that Saturn—also known as Father Time—is now willing to allot you a more luxurious relationship with time than usual, on one condition: that you don’t squander the gift on trivial pursuits. So I encourage you to be discerning and disciplined about nourishing your soul’s craving for interesting freedom. If you demonstrate to Saturn how constructively you can use his blessing, he’ll be inclined to provide more dispensations in the future.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21 Love everyone twice as much and twice as purely as you ever have before. Your mental health requires it! Your future dreams demand it! And please especially intensify your love for people you allegedly already love but sometimes don’t treat as well as you could because you take them for granted. Keep this Bible verse in mind, as well: “Don’t neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.”

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec21 After meditating on your astrological aspects for an hour, I dozed off. As I napped, I had a dream in which an androgynous angel came to me and said, “Please inform your Sagittarius readers that they should be callipygian in the next two weeks.” Taken aback, my dreaming self said to the angel, “You mean ‘callipygian’ as in ‘having beautiful buttocks’?” “Yes, sir,” the angel replied. “Bootylicious. Bumtastic. Rumpalicious.” I was puzzled. “You mean like in a metaphorical way?” I asked. “You mean Sagittarians should somehow cultivate the symbolic equivalent of having beautiful buttocks?” “Yes,” the angel said. “Sagittarians should be elegantly well-grounded. Flaunt their exquisite foundation. Get to the bottom of things with flair. Be sexy badasses as they focus on the basics.” “OK!” I said.

CAPRICORN Dec22–Jan19 Now is a favorable time to discuss in elegant detail the semi-secret things that are rarely or never talked about. It’s also a perfect moment to bring deep feelings and brave tenderness into situations that have been suffering from half-truths and pretense. Be aggressively sensitive, my dear Capricorn. Take a bold stand in behalf of compassionate candor. And as you go about these holy tasks, be entertaining as well as profound. The cosmos has authorized you to be a winsome agent of change.

AQUARIUS Jan20–Feb18 In his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali shows three clocks that seem to be partially liquefied, as if in the process of melting. His biographer Meredith Etherington-Smith speculated that he was inspired to create this surrealistic scene when he saw a slab of warm Camembert cheese melting on a dinner table. I foresee the possibility of a comparable development in your life, Aquarius. Be alert for creative inspiration that strikes you in the midst of seemingly mundane circumstances.

PISCES Feb19–Mar20 “My whole life is messed up with people falling in love with me,” said Piscean poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. She spoke the truth. She inspired a lot of adoration, and it stirred up more chaos than she was capable of managing. Luckily, you will have fewer problems with the attention coming your way, Pisces. I bet you’ll be skilled at gathering the benefits and you’ll be unflummoxed by the pitfalls. But you’ll still have to work hard at these tasks. Here’s some help. Tip No. 1: Stay in close touch with how you really feel about the people who express their interest in you. Tip No. 2: Don’t accept gifts with strings attached. Tip No. 3: Just because you’re honored or flattered that someone finds you attractive doesn’t mean you should unquestioningly blend your energies with them.

Homework: Do you allow your imagination to indulge in fantasies that are wasteful, damaging, or dumb? I dare you to stop it. Testify at Freewillastrology.com. © Copyright 2018


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NEWS NOT SO FAIR WEATHER A new survey examines potential effects of climate change on the Pajaro Valley BY ANDREA PATTON

RENDER USEFUL Civil engineer Chris Schneiter surveys 34- by 22-inch construction drawings of the rail trail near Almar Avenue on the Westside. PHOTO: KEANA PARKER

Moving Down the Line With Segment 7 of the rail trail nearing construction, what can it tell us about the future of the project? BY JACOB PIERCE [This is part 3 of a series on the future of Santa Cruz County’s rail corridor. Part 4 runs on May 23.]

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hris Schneiter, Santa Cruz’s assistant director of public works, calls the crossroads of Rankin and Seaside streets “a tricky intersection.” There are a few of them on this 1.3mile segment of the rail trail running from Natural Bridges Drive to Bay Street that should be open by next spring. In order to lay down a bike and pedestrian trail through the Westside of Santa Cruz, builders will have to transform the juncture

near the Mission Street Safeway from a four-way intersection into something more creative. Engineers realized they couldn’t add extra stop signs on Rankin Street, as that would force cars to stop on the railroad tracks that border the proposed trail. Nor could they route the trail directly along the tracks the entire way, because that would send the trail through the intersection at an awkward diagonal angle. Instead, the new path will veer hard, stopping on Seaside and allowing cyclists to turn onto the street and then rejoin the trail on the other side of the intersection. Design features like these keep

cyclists and pedestrians on the path, instead of sending them on complicated reroutes that would decrease use of the highly anticipated trail that could one day stretch 32 miles, all the way from Watsonville to Davenport, with trains carrying passengers alongside it. But citing cost and space constraints, critics of the plan, including groups like Santa Cruz County Greenway, have instead proposed tearing up the tracks and building a wider trail that they say would be cheaper and get more use. As it is, the new trail will have flashing beacons to help people cross Fair Avenue and Swift >12

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While curious environmentalists nibble on local strawberries, MariaElena De La Garza, the executive director of Santa Cruz County Community Action Board, is posing some tough questions about the future of the planet, climate change and its potential effects on this area. “What would happen to this valley if the world warms 2 degrees hotter, 4 degrees hotter, 7 degrees hotter?” asks De La Garza, as she emcees a Watsonville event unveiling a survey that examined anxieties about the county’s environmental future. “What would happen to those strawberries? And more importantly, what would happen to the community that works in those strawberries?” In a packed house at the Watsonville City Hall Community Room on Thursday, May 3, attendees gathered to hear the findings of the community-based research project, the first to engage Watsonville residents on their experiences with and concerns about climate change. For 73 percent of those surveyed, this was their first time participating in a survey. Eighty-four percent of participants were Latino. Xitlali Cabadas is a member of Revolunas, the volunteer group that took the lead in talking to 186 residents in public places like parks and shopping centers throughout Watsonville, with 138 more completing the survey online. Cabadas says it should come as no surprise that farmworkers in the fields picking the food we eat are deeply affected by all types of extreme weather. Survey findings show that 74 percent of agriculture workers are impacted by extreme heat conditions in the workplace, whereas only 40 percent of non-agricultural workers say they feel those impacts directly. Several respondents reported an increase in people fainting in the fields and having to reduce work hours, or work only during the earliest hours of the day due to the rising temperatures. Cabadas found that people were eager to offer input about a problem that for them has already become very >14

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Street. And engineers developed unique configurations for other intersections, as well, including at Bay and California streets, where they’ll be reorganizing stop signs and infrastructure to make it easier for bicyclists to turn safely. A sidewalk on Lennox Street will bulb out in one area to route cyclists around a heritage tree. To supporters of the rail trail, the plans for what is known as Segment 7 are a triumph of creative engineering. But upon closer inspection, they also offer hard evidence that critics have been right about some of the problems the rail trail will face that have been downplayed by train proponents. For instance, even though Lennox Street’s girthy cypress tree will get protected, construction will require removal of six heritage trees along the route. (There would have been a seventh tree removal, but someone apparently went rogue and cut down

a heritage tree on their own—and no one knows who it was. “It wasn’t a permitted removal,” Schneiter says.) When it comes to the big picture, Manu Koenig, a boardmember for Greenway, says that a train could never possibly offer passengers much bang for their buck, given its estimated cost of up to $176 million and a meager estimated ridership of up to 6,800 daily fares, according to the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Rail Transit Feasibility Study. Koenig has supported building Segment 7, as it’s currently planned, because it’s the fastest way to get a trail that pedestrians and bikers can use, but he didn’t do so without reservations. “Cutting down any trees that you don’t have to is a shame,” he says. Another issue raised by rail trail critics that’s coming to the fore is one of retaining walls. At the next stop along the line, Schneiter and his fellow civil engineers have almost

finished construction drawings for phase 2 of Segment 7, where it winds past Neary Lagoon on its way to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. That part of the route is momentarily tied up in a lengthier environmental review process because of federal funding. When crews get started, they’ll need to excavate part of a slope to make room for the trail and build retaining walls to hold up the remainder of the hill. A wall like that is a minor detail to many transportation enthusiasts. But it’s also exactly the kind of additional cost that Greenway supporters had said that engineers would run into from the beginning. The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Master Plan outlined retaining walls in a few passages that got factored into the estimated $127 million along a couple segments of corridor. But it was not included in all of the areas, and it was not in Segment 7. An analysis by Greenway found that >14

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licensing program and local laws work in the real world. Many neighbors wanted to see the plant regulated the same way any other form of agriculture would be—especially given cannabis’ odor and other impacts (like reggae music and watching Seth Rogen movies with the volume turned up way too loud, probably). And in a lot of ways, it makes sense, since cultivators often say they want to be taken seriously, like a real industry. What could possibly be more legitimate than getting placed on par with a commercial tomato- or lettucegrowing operation? The problem is that if you crack down on growers too hard, you disincentivize pretty much everyone from coming out of the black market—including growers that have been following every medical cannabis guideline for years. A thriving black

market would undermine the entire point of legalization and could conceivably create more problems for neighbors, too. Bolster-Grant says planners tried to find a middle ground, but she has still seen how difficult it’s been for some cultivators to pivot in the newly legalized world. “There are a lot of forces that argue against coming out of the black market because you’ve always done things differently,” she says. “Maybe you don’t have all the money to come out of the dark. It’s also a culture shift. ‘Wait, what’s a permit? I have to go to the planning department?’” Bolster-Grant says she doesn’t worry about the little grows that go unnoticed or the small-time hobbyist cultivators sharing a little herb with their friends. The county, she says, is focused on the bigger neighborhood impacts. She adds that if the rules end

up being devastating to either growers or the environment, county planners and supervisors will “take another look.” Bolster-Grant has heard the concerns that code enforcement won’t have the muscle to take on anyone who refuses to play by the rules. But she says that with the resources the county is adding to the sheriff’s office, the district attorney and county counsel should help tremendously when it comes to pulling bad weeds. Even without all that backup, the county has already managed to put two people in jail for growing in the past, via code enforcement, Bolster-Grant says. And when that fails, ripping plants out of the ground is a pretty effective method as well. “If your whole business is growing 1,000 pot plants,” she says, “that’s going to hurt.” JACOB PIERCE


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real. “As a community member, you want what’s best for the environment because you live here, and it is affecting our water,” she says. ‘It’s affecting our air. It’s affecting our schools.” The event, hosted by Regeneración - Pajaro Valley Climate Action, was a revealing look at the environmental justice challenges Santa Cruz County is already facing, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Francisco Rodriguez, who has served as president of the Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers since 2008, has been teaching in Watsonville for more than 20 years. As the son of migrant farmworkers who traveled throughout agricultural areas in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and California’s Central Valley, he is concerned with the use of hazardous pesticides and fumigants near schools. “We know there’s climate change, but we also want to understand the impact on people,” Rodriguez says. “And not just the impact, but understand the disproportionality of the impact and who is being affected and to what degree.” He adds that he was encouraged to see so many respondents show an interest in making their community a better place. Dr. Shishir Mathur, associate dean of Research at San Jose State University’s College of Social Sciences, oversaw

the study, training the volunteers and conducting the analysis. The number one initiative the community favored to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions was increasing access to local organic agriculture. Concerns with pollution including litter, pesticides and car exhaust topped the list as negatively affecting the community. The potential ramifications of climate change pose threats that local governments are grappling with as well. The city and county of Santa Cruz both filed complaints against 29 fossil fuel companies this past December to recover damages incurred from climate change. Sher Edling, a law firm based in San Francisco, is representing both the city and county, along with at least five other California communities. The firm is covering the bulk of the fees, with some support from local counsel. In its findings, the Climate of Hope survey shows a preference among Watsonville residents for better forms of public transportation, including the rail connection between Davenport and Watsonville, as well as better sidewalks for walking, bike lanes and clean energy. Looking at the finished work, Cabadas sees the survey as a conversation starter. “Seeing actual data about what Watsonville thinks is going to help us steer the way we need to go,” she says, “what policies need to change, what we need to bring in.”

Considering that an unforeseen retaining wall in the very beginning isn’t a good look for the rail trail plan, I brought up the concern with Mark Mesiti-Miller, a retired civil engineer and proud train lover. “That’s totally valid,” Mesiti-Miller, the chair of the Friends of the Rail Trail, told me. But he also noted that planners will save $5.3 million on the bridge over the San Lorenzo River just a mile or so farther east, which should make up the cost. A few weeks ago, Mesiti-Miller met me by the old truss bridge at the edge of the Boardwalk to talk about coming changes. “They saved $5 million!” says Mesiti-Miller, his thick gray hair blowing in a gust of wind. “Last time I checked, $5 million was still a lot of money, so you can do something else with that $5 million. The next segment might [cost] more.” The master plan had originally called for a brand new bike and pedestrian bridge to launch off the levees and land on the other side of the river, by East Cliff Drive. The bridge would have run parallel to the existing truss bridge, which already has a pedestrian path of its own, but it’s far too narrow. For years, cyclists have wondered if it might be possible to cantilever an extension off to the side of it, making more room for a wider path. After a study deemed such an extension feasible, Schneiter estimated the fix should cost about a half a million dollars, less than 8 percent of the original projection. Generally speaking, Cory Caletti, rail trail program manager for the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), says that departures from the rail trail master plan should not be seen as an indictment of the plan itself, which she stresses is “a highlevel document.” “So it isn’t meant to be interpreted

as detailed construction drawings— where exactly a retaining wall would be needed, how high the wall would be,” she explains. Be that as it may, it’s safe to say that large-scale government projects are historically no stranger to cost increases or overruns. A 2014 study from Oxford University’s business school found that when it comes to major infrastructure overhauls, “megaprojects” routinely run way over budget for a number of reasons—planning errors, overly optimistic projections and even “strategic misrepresentation,” wherein planners knowingly lowball their estimates to make their projects look better on paper. To be clear, the megaprojects covered in the study were billiondollar undertakings, putting them well beyond the scope of whatever the county decides with the rail corridor, even though the rail trail is a huge project by Santa Cruz County’s standards. But the criteria could certainly apply to a much bigger transportation effort not far away. The original cost estimate for California High-Speed Rail, which is supposed to run through San Jose, was $45 billion 10 years ago. Current estimates say the project could end up costing more than double that. Koenig once voted in favor of California High Speed Rail, but he says it was the daunting cost overruns at the state level that gave him second thoughts and also forced him to give the local rail corridor a closer look. And once he did, he says he didn’t like what he saw.

FACING COMPLICATIONS Although trail building may have its quirks, Steve Taty says it pales in comparison to the challenges of introducing passenger rail service. Taty, a retired principal construction inspector for the VTA light rail system in San Jose, signed Greenway’s petition, because he can’t picture passenger rail in Santa Cruz doing anything other than causing a major headache. “I just hang my head, because they have no idea of the complications of >16 it,” Taty says.


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Taty, 72, says planners will also have to worry about where to put park-and-rides and how to handle liability claims when someone gets hurt or when a car and a train collide. He predicts that one of the biggest challenges will be how to get riders on the train, as even VTA has suffered troubling decline in ridership over the past couple years. Mesiti-Miller believes questions like these are important, calling them all “relevant issues to discuss when the time is right.” “The time to make those decisions is when you actually have a proposal in front of you and you can think about, ‘Where do I want my parking lot? Where do I want my rail station?’” he says. “The rail stations in the feasibility study—they’re just dots on a piece of paper. They’re meaningless. They don’t actually represent anything. Those locations will be decided at some future time with the input of the neighbors, community input. That’s when you need to be thinking about, ‘Oh, so how many cars do you think we will need to park in this park-and-ride lot? Or, should we subsidize Uber rides for our passengers, instead of building parking lots? And can we get enough employers to provide employee shuttles that we don’t actually need parking at all?” When it comes to building any transportation project, RTC Executive Director George Dondero says unexpected things pop up. Discovering sensitive habitat along the route—plants, animals, underground springs—will all drive up costs, for example. Dondero is optimistic, though, about engineers’ ability to work within tight constraints, having walked Segment 9, in the Seabright area, with Schneiter and Steve Wiesner, the county’s assistant director of public works. The two civil engineers discussed the route along the way, engineering it out loud as they went. Schneiter tells me that that portion, heading east from the San Lorenzo River, is “a challenging location.” “So we’re looking at that,” he says. “We’ll be looking at it more closely pretty soon.”


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behind me, of Walt Whitman’s “public road,” of the migratory impulse that explains the American story. It’s the bliss of being alive, sure. But it’s also the communion of standing where nameless others have stood before me, the triumph of meeting the end of a long road, the wonder of being small and facing the immensity of natural forces. This is the music of the Mermen. This is peak California.

THE DROWNING MAN KNOWS HIS GOD The tyranny of the pop singer dictates that any band that goes without a vocalist altogether is likely to pay a steep price for such heresy. That’s not the only reason, or maybe even the primary reason, that the Mermen, almost 30 years after their first recording, have never found big-time mainstream popularity. But it matters. A singer gives a band a protagonist, a storyteller, a theatrical hero figure with which to seduce the audience.

Not having one is a handicap. The Mermen have no Jagger or Joplin. They are, and always have been, a rock instrumental trio—now featuring drummer Martyn Jones, bassist Jennifer Burnes, and the band’s guitarist, composer, and creative lodestar James “Jim” Thomas—who emerged out of San Francisco in the late ’80s, where a hive of intense fans on the club scene grew into a diaspora of devoted Mermen lovers around the world. For more than a decade, they have been based in Santa Cruz. In recent months, the band has experienced a creative boom, releasing not one but two new albums at the end of 2017; We Could See It in the Distance and The Magic Swirling Ship, both of which will be showcased at a Moe’s Alley concert on Friday, May 11. Like much of the Mermen catalogue, the new recordings are jewels of cinematic, expansive, gloriously eccentric rock music. The Mermen are often thought of as “surf music,” a label that is paradoxically exactly right and all wrong. Thomas, the band’s frontman, is a devout surfer and ocean lover—“I’m living in

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’m strolling across an artichoke field on the ocean side of Highway 1 at Four Mile Beach, just north of Santa Cruz. The day is awash in late afternoon sunshine, and as fresh as only April days can be. Behind me, the hills near Bonny Doon are screaming yellow with wild mustard flower. I arrive at a vista spot 40 feet or so above the beach. I gaze out at the silver Pacific, the diffused sun making a trail of diamonds on the water’s surface to the horizon. The view is intoxicating. Then I put in my ear buds, and soon I feel something akin to flying. The song “Unto the Resplendent” opens with a pillowy build-up that suggests a gradual dawning of light. It then comes to one simple, majestic, tremolo guitar line that quickly sweeps me out of my body to some elevated vantage point above the ocean, above my life, above history. In that hypnotic melody, I’m feeling a sense of momentous arrival after a journey, of the thousand trails and mountain passages across the continent

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between this wave world of sounds and a wave world of water,” he says. His music is often used to provide musical muscle to surfing documentaries, particularly those by his buddy, the big wave surfer and filmmaker Grant Washburn. And he’s clearly influenced by Dick Dale, the widely admired King of Surf Guitar. On another level, though, “surf music” as a genre blossomed and faded in the early 1960s, a quarter century before the Mermen played their first gig. Thomas and his bandmates will still occasionally come together in an alter-ego band called the “Shi-Tones” in which they tackle all the great surf hits of yesteryear. But the Mermen’s music is of an entirely different character. Many fans of old surf bands like the Surfaris, the Chantays and the Tornadoes don’t think of the Mermen as surf artists. As a programmer at KFJC in Los Altos Hills, Phil Dirt championed surf music for 25 years. He’s a fan of both the old-school surf groups and the Mermen’s idiosyncratic sound. Dirt says that in the ’60s, “instrumental surf music was the indigenous folk music of Los Angeles.” Coming a generation or two later and from the Bay Area, the Mermen represented an evolution of

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“He was very Jersey,” drummer Martyn Jones says of Jim Thomas. “Rough and kind of rude, the kooky guy with long hair. His personality didn’t gel with these beautiful songs he gave me on this cassette. I had a little trouble figuring him out.” <20 Thanks to his mother, he had a solid grounding in musical education. “My mom was a real estate agent and she rented a business that happened to be a music store. So she was like, ‘You wanna take guitar lessons?’ Remember, this was Sopranos’ New Jersey—all Italians. And all the guitar teachers were these, like, great jazz guitar players.” Later, she took her son to see guitar giant Andres Segovia at Lincoln Center in New York. Still, Thomas was miserable. As a young man, he discovered that he had a heart condition, which left him frightened of physical activity, and convinced him to chase all kinds of alternative treatments and wrestle with mortality. It wasn’t until he was in his 30s that a buddy convinced him to take a one-way trip to California. Thomas was working as a car salesman, so apathetic about life, he says, that “I never even picked up my paychecks. I was kind of depressed. I didn’t care if I lived or died, honestly.” He arrived in the Bay Area in the mid 1980s with nothing more than a guitar and a surfboard. He discovered the waves at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, and eventually settled in the neighborhood. The Mermen creation story began soon after Thomas took a job in a San Francisco music store, where he had access to guitars and other equipment. It was then he began writing songs, some with lyrics. With a four-track recorder, a drum machine, a reverb unit, and

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In my first interview with Thomas in his Pleasure Point studio, we talked for an hour about the books most meaningful to him. He had just discovered the illuminating essay collection Where Light Takes its Color From the Sea by the late Santa Cruz novelist James D. Houston. In a corner of his studio, bookshelves run from floor to ceiling, and as he talked about the insights he had drawn from Houston, he scanned the books for other titles that inspired him: a Van Gogh biography, Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner, and especially Martin Buber’s philosophical treatise I and Thou. Allen Whitman, the Mermen’s original bass player throughout the 1990s, says that Buber has always been a preoccupation with Thomas. “Once we were driving together,” says Whitman, “and he’s just reading to me out of Martin Buber, because that’s what he did. Suddenly, he reads this phrase, ‘glorious lethal euphoria,’ and I said, ‘Wait, that’s it. That’s the name of our next album.’” Sure enough, it was the name of their 1995 release. “He’s always struggling to answer questions that don’t require an answer,” says Whitman. Thomas grew up surfing, but not in California. He developed his love for the ocean at the Jersey shore. His experience as a teenager in New Jersey was wretched, a deep dive into drinking, gambling and blowing off school that he says he was lucky to escape. “Surfing probably saved my life,” he says.

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a borrowed Stratocaster, Thomas laid down instrumental tracks in the hour before the store opened for business. Whitman was a co-worker at the store. “We didn’t feel comfortable around each other when we first met,” he says, “because he’s Jersey and I was Philly. There was already a frisson there.” Soon, though, Whitman caught Thomas in the act of working on his music, and asked to hear it. “There were these great melodies and catchy little hooks,” he says. “It was a simple but very clear vision. You could tell right from the start there was real artistic integrity there.” Whitman asked Thomas if he could lay down some bass parts. After that, the two went out in search of a drummer to replace the cheesy drum machine. Thomas put an ad in the local weekly, which said only that a drummer was wanted for “surfing bongos.” Answering the ad, and driving up in a primer-gray Cadillac hearse, was former recordstore clerk Martyn Jones, a local kid who was born in Liverpool, the hometown of the Beatles. “I told Jim, ‘He can play, but more importantly, he’s the living embodiment of what you’re looking for,” says Whitman. It was Jones, incidentally, who came up with the name of the band. “He was very Jersey,” Jones says of Thomas. “Rough and kind of rude, the kooky guy with long hair. His personality didn’t gel with these beautiful songs he gave me on this cassette. I had a little trouble figuring him out.” The Mermen played their first gig in March of 1989, and that same year, Thomas’s music-store compositions, recorded in a Mission District studio run by a former

member of the Steve Miller Band, was released under the title Krill Slippin’, available at the time only on cassette. For the next 10 years, the band pushed on through a furious schedule of gigs in venues all around San Francisco, from dive bars and private parties to prominent clubs like the DNA Lounge, Slim’s, the Great American Music Hall, even the Fillmore. All over town, the Mermen were a hot ticket. Soon, they were cultivating a loyal fan base that felt their psychedelia represented San Francisco’s millennial counterculture. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction included a song by surf legend Dick Dale, and almost overnight surf rock was hot again. The Mermen, who were ruling San Francisco’s live music scene, felt the ripple effects. That same year, they became one of the first bands to livestream a concert over the Internet. Also in ’94, Whitman went to Burning Man for the first time. “It was pretty damn amazing,” he says. “I came back and I was frothing at the mouth. I said to Jim and Martyn, ‘Sit down, check this out. We have to do this.’” For the next decade, the Mermen were the most prominent live-music act at Burning Man, playing on platforms on the playa, at Center Camp, and on a dizzying variety of vehicles in a surreal landscape that fit the band’s mind-expanding sound almost too perfectly. “Playing Burning Man when we did has to go down as one of the funnest and weirdest experiences of my life,” says Jones. “There was only one thing going on. We played and the entire focus was on us. The last time we went, there were 10 billion things going on to watch and do.”

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The label pushed Thomas to bring in a star producer on the album. Names offered included Fleetwood Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lindsey Buckingham and Bruce Springsteen keyboardist Roy Bittan. But Thomas insisted on producing the record himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The band hated me after that,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, yeah I regret that a bit. I would have gotten a connection to Springsteen. There were a lot of opportunities for me back then that I just walked past.â&#x20AC;? Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quirky decisions and brash personality created tensions in the band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had our fights,â&#x20AC;? says Whitman, who was replaced on bass in 1999. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did drive me to blind fury on many occasions.â&#x20AC;? Despite the stormy relationships, the band has remained in its present form for more than 20 years and even had a rapprochement with Whitman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I think about how much those guys have gone through together,â&#x20AC;? says Denise Halbe who has designed album covers for the band and currently moderates the Mermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook fan page, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always managed to have their battles and then just go forward. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK to have these problems and just accept each other and still love each other. Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a story about how they got mad at Jim. But at the end of the day, I always end up respecting him. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authentic and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forgiving and he tries.â&#x20AC;? After 2000, rising rents on downtown rehearsal spaces in San Francisco compelled the band to relocate to Santa Cruz. Burnes came first. Thomas followed. Burnes engineered and built the studio that

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ith a glimmer in his eye and a toothy grin, Daniel Wenger advises doing what you love and loving what you do. But that’s not easily accomplished when

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anywhere from six to 10 weeks to fill a custom order, depending on the color and type of piece. “People are surprised that it takes that amount of time,” Daniel says. “Some people think that they can do it in six hours.” In an increasingly technological world, true craftsmanship is a rare luxury. Between Daniel, Sam and three-year-old Hunter, the three generations of Wenger men walking around the workshop is a refreshing time warp. “It’s nice to work with your hands, and there is just a real joy in finishing off a chair,” Daniel says. “It smells good and looks good and it’s comfortable. Then you know its going off to a show or a customer and it’s a sweet parting. You have it in your existence for a short while and then it is gone.” “There is also a real process from just seeing the steel on the ground, cutting it, sanding it, bending it, grinding it, and transforming it,” Sam adds. “Then you add the leather and just the feet and lacing, it’s a real sense of accomplishment. It’s really rewarding in an artistic sense.” The Wengers say their steady stream of commissions provides income for the family while allowing them the flexibility of doing other things. Sam holds a bartending job and Daniel has free time to work on his genealogy database and “watch the Washington drama” unfold. Daniel says some have unsuccessfully tried to copy the lotus chair a number of times. “It goes on,” he says with a seemingly uncaring shrug. Looking back, Daniel says that he is glad that he had the freedom and flexibility to leave his other professions and focus on furniture-making full-time. “I want people to know that they should be engaged in doing what they want to do,” he says. “That’s what the message is: do what you want to do.” Wenger Designs furniture will be available for purchase at Agency, 1519 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, through June and online at wengerdesigns.com. Agency has limited hours, call for more information.

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and large cube structures. When his son Sam was born, Daniel took some time off from furniture-making, landing a job at UCSC as a computer director in the humanities division. After a 30-year hiatus, he returned to furnituremaking a decade ago when a couple asked if he would make them another lotus chair to replace the one that they had regrettably sold. “I said ‘no, I am done making my chairs,’” he recalls. “Then my wife said, ‘oh, yes, OK.’” That was the beginning of Daniel’s return to the furniture business. A couple of years later, his son Sam moved back to Santa Cruz and partnered with him in their current father-and-son design company. Today, Wenger Designs ships dining and lounge chairs, bar stools, and coffee tables to galleries and customers all over the world. Since they began working together, they say that their work has evolved— they use new colors and finishes and have become more precise in their measurements. “I remember there was a pending order for some chairs, and my father asked me to come over and help bend some steel,” Sam recalls. “I had no idea what was in store and we started bending it and did it all by eyesight. I thought ‘there has to be a better way than this,’ and I was immediately interested in streamlining the process and accuracy.” Daniel and Sam have begun using a thicker steel on the larger lotus chair frames to make them stronger and more substantial. They say they are also tweaking the comfort levels of the chairs and trying to focus on repeatability, so that the chairs are more consistent. “It’s a convergence toward something that we are happy with in the long term,” Daniel says. The Wengers cut and measure the leather and shape the steel frames themselves in their home garage. Their workshop is full of tools scattered alongside large steel frames, with various leather hides piled high. They use around 20 to 30 hides annually, sourced mostly from Tennessee and Napa Valley. From start to finish, it’ll take them

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MOTHER LOADED Italian psych rock band Mother Island play Flynn’s on Tuesday, May 15.

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here are psychedelic bands, and then there are psychedelic bands. Mother Island’s claim to the name goes much deeper than the Italian band’s sound—swirling rock ’n’ roll peppered with weird atmospherics and moody counter-melodies. The whole philosophy driving the group’s creative process will have your head spinning if you dig in just a little bit. “Music must have the ability to possess, there is nothing more beautiful,” says guitarist Nicolò De Franceschi. “It’s not only music that inspires us; we take cues from many different dimensions connected with

each other. Every suggestion, every emotion evoked is converted into sound. It’s very important for us.” The group describes itself not so much as a band, but as “Magic Theatre, for madmen only,” a reference to Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf, which gives you a sense of the mystical place they go inside of themselves to create music. “We decided to pay homage to this work because the Magic Theatre represents the last stage of a dreamlike path full of passions, instincts, but also of introspection,” Franceschi explains. “It’s a path that allows the protagonist of the

novel to accept the contradictions of existence itself. It seemed to us that it could describe very well the characteristics of the creative process.” The group started back in 2013, and even in describing the group’s origins, Franceschi can’t help but give the backstory a bit of a mystical flair. “We didn’t really meet and say ‘hey, why don’t we start a band together?’ It’s more like we got in the same train at different stations. Each one of us came across Mother Island on his own, for disparate reasons,” Franceschi says. “We’ve

been spending lots of time doing what we love the most: exploring the forms our creativity may acquire.” In that time, the group has released two records: 2015’s Cosmic Pyre and 2016’s Wet Moon. The debut is a little bit more out there musically, and overall has a harder edge—it’s almost punk rock at times—whereas Wet Moon flirts more openly with pop music. “Wet Moon is much more direct and cohesive than the previous one. We aimed to write something with simpler structures. We were interested in building atmospheres and transferring the listener to what each song may suggest,” Franceschi says. “What came out is an album with a strong connection to that unconscious world.” There are moments on Wet Moon where the band drops the pop pretense and explores the very structure of music in the same vein that they are exploring their subconsciousness. “La Danse Macabre,” an homage to the work of Charles Baudelaire, is a prime example. “‘La Danse Macabre’ was one of the most entertaining pieces to get recorded in the studio,” Franceschi says. “We let ourselves go and followed what the flow suggested. Writing and recording an album requires considerable concentration and attention, which can often lead to a lot of tension. The ‘Danse Macabre’ exorcises all this.” This will be the group’s first trip to the U.S., which they are very excited about. They’ve played a lot of shows already in Europe, and in that time, they’ve perfected their live show, which is the place they feel like all of their philosophies, creativities, brainy theories and psychedelic instincts flourish, and give it something living and breathing, beyond just thoughts about the unconscious. “Live concerts are where we tend to deeply lose ourselves,” Franceschi says. “It’s a dimension that belongs to us.” Mother Island performs at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at Flynn’s Cabaret and Steakhouse, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $18. 335-2800.


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LUNAFEST FILM FESTIVAL Women have a big roll to play in the future of film, and for the last 18 years, LunaFest has been securing and supporting that future. LunaFest is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season features nine short films with events spread across 150 cities reaching 25,000 people. Santa Cruz’s screening will benefit WomenCARE, a nonprofit support system for women with cancer or a history of cancer. INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. lunafest.org. $20-$35.

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WEDNESDAY 5/9 FOOD & WINE DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ FARMERS MARKET In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. 1:30 p.m. Cedar and Lincoln streets, Santa Cruz. 454-0566.

HEALTH B12 HAPPY HOUR Come and get your Happy Hour B12 shot. Your body needs B12 to create energy and is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form. Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot. After B12 injections many patients feel a natural boost in energy. 3-6 p.m. Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center, 736 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz. 477-1377 or scnmc.com. $29/$17. B12 HAPPY HOUR B12 deficiencies are common, as the vitamin is used up by stress, causing fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia and more. Not well absorbed in the gut, B12 injections can be effective in helping to support energy, mood, sleep, immunity, metabolism and stress resilience. Come get a discounted shot from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thrive Natural Medicine, 2840 Park Ave., Soquel. thrivenatmed.com/b12-injections or 515-8699. $15.

MUSIC OPEN MIC NIGHT Open Mic Night every Wednesday in Capitola Village. Join us at the new Cork and Fork Capitola. All are welcome. Always free, always fun. Awesome wines by the glass or bottle, Discretion beer on tap, handmade pizzas and great small-plate dishes. 7 p.m. Cork and Fork, 312 Capitola Ave., Capitola. corkandforkcapitola.com. Free. WORLD HARMONY CHORUS The World Harmony Chorus is a community chorus that welcomes participants of all ages and ability levels. There are no auditions nor entrance requirements. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. instantharmony.com.

TUESDAY 5/15-THURSDAY 5/17 RIGHT LIVELIHOOD CONFERENCE Watergate whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, journalist Amy Goodman, climate change activist Bill McKibben and more than a dozen others are coming to Santa Cruz to talk about the advancement of social and environmental justice today, as the first-ever North American Right Livelihood Conference is held at UCSC over three days. Only some of the biggest names in social and environmental justice, no big deal. Check online for the full schedule of lectures, discussions and programs. INFO: Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman conversation: 7:30 p.m. UCSC Colleges 9/10 Multipurpose Room. 615 College Nine Road, Santa Cruz. kresge.ucsc.edu. Free. Other events vary, check online for details.

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 5/10 ARTS JEWEL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘THE ODD

COUPLE’ This classic comedy, from beloved playwright Neil Simon, centers on two men; the slovenly Oscar Madison, and the neat freak Felix Unger. Hilarity ensues when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together as The Odd Couple is born. Tony Nominated for Best Play and Winner of Best Author of a Play, 1965. 7:30 p.m. The Colligan Theater, 1010 River St., Santa Cruz. jeweltheatre.net. $26. MOVIE NIGHT: ‘NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR’ The Nurse with the Purple Hair >36


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The Right Livelihood Award—the “Alternative Nobel Prize”—honors the courageous people who offer visionary solutions to the root causes of global problems. We welcome the first North American Regional Conference convening laureates from the U.S. and Canada.

Butterfly Spots and Rattlesnake Tales

Earth, they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life.

Maude Barlow and Robert Bilott are advocates for the fundamental human right to clean water. MAY 17, 9:30AM COLLEGES NINE/TEN MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM FREE ADMISSION

The Power of the Feminine Voice: Celebrating Women in Jazz MAY 12, 7:30PM MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL $4–$10/PERSON

North American Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award—Pat Mooney, Frances Moore Lappé, Alice Tepper Marlin, Tony Clarke, Paul Walker, Jamila Raqib, Amory Lovins, Yannick Beaudoin, Wes Jackson, Maude Barlow, Robert Bilott, and Daniel Ellsberg—lead four 90-minutes sessions.

A “two for one” jazz extravaganza celebrating women in jazz, featuring the UCSC Small Jazz Ensembles and the UC Santa Cruz Jazz Big Band.

The Serengeti Rules with Sean Carroll

Climate Justice: Kamieniecki Lecture in Environmental Policy

MAY 11, 7PM RIO THEATRE FILM SCREENING FREE ADMISSION

MAY 15, 7:30PM PEACE UNITED CHURCH FREE ADMISSION

In the 1960s, a band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on

Bill McKibben and Sheila Watt-Cloutier will discuss their leadership in countering the threat of climate change. A facilitated dialogue and questions from the audience follow.

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Winter, a student-written and -directed production of an original queer tragedy, challenges audiences to be aware of their actions and the effects they’ll have on others.

Mary Porter Sesnon & Pino Alto Exhibition THROUGH MAY 12 UC SANTA CRUZ, SESNON GALLERY FREE ADMISSION

An exhibition celebrating the life of Mary Porter Sesnon and her local influence on the arts. Featuring paintings by California artists, as well as sketches and watercolors from the historic scrapbook made during salons hosted at her Pino Alto residence.

Creative Entrepreneurship TUESDAYS THROUGH JUNE 5, 5:15PM UC SANTA CRUZ , SECOND STAGE FREE ADMISSION

Part of the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division’s new creative entrepreneurship initiative entitled Artist21, this year’s series features a distinguished roster of arts practitioners, creatives, educators, and advocates who provide insights and tools on how to shape an arts-related career in the 21st century.

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The Harrisons’ Future Garden at the UCSC Arboretum A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg and Amy Goodman MAY 17, 7:30PM REGISTRATION FULL

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Take a mid-morning break to visit your local public garden. Pick up our new walking map with measured distances, and enjoy a craft table, friendly garden docents, refreshments, and a discount at Norrie’s Gift Shop.

“Global 1968—Race and Revolution around the World.” Fifty years ago, countries and cities around the globe erupted revolutionary movements demanding change and seeking to create a better future. Four historians reflect.

Teach-Ins

The 2018 Robert L. Sinsheimer Distinguished Lecture features Dr. Sean Carroll. The origin of novelty is one of the central questions of evolution. By examining the genetic mechanisms of animal forms, we learn to expect the unexpected.

MAY 11, 9AM–NOON UC SANTA CRUZ ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN $0–$5/PERSON

MAY 16, 6PM SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY FREE ADMISSION

Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

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National Public Gardens Day at the Arboretum

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CALENDAR <34 is an inspiring documentary about end-of-life care. Directed by world-renowned filmmaker Sean Cunningham, this film is full of surprising love and compassion, helping patients and their families make the most of their final days together. Ticket required. 6:30 p.m. Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 430-3047 or hospicesantacruz.org. Free.

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LUNAFEST SANTA CRUZ 2018 LunaFest, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. 7 p.m. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-8209 or lunafestsc2018.brownpapertickets.com. $35/$25/$20.

CLUB KANOPY 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. This month’s movie is This Beautiful Fantastic. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Boulder Creek Public Library, 13390 West Park Ave., Boulder Creek. Free.

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WFF PRESENTS ‘NO MORE BABIES’ FILM SCREENING Watsonville Film Festival presents No más bebés / No More Babies, as part of its monthly Women by

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Women film series. By turns heartbreaking and empowering, the documentary relates the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at Los Angeles County Hospital during the 1960s and 70s. 7-9:30 p.m. Appleton Grill and Event Lounge, 410 Rodriguez St., Watsonville. 724-5555 or watsonvillefilmfest.org. $8/Free.

FOOD AND WINE ALES 4 TAILS Drink beer! Raise money! Adopt a dog! $1 of all “on-site” beer purchased will go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Meet cool dogs that need your love. SCMB will be raffling off a Jug Club Membership and all proceeds will go to the shelter. 11 a.m. Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, 402 Ingalls St. Suite 27, Santa Cruz. 425-4900 or scmbrew.com. Free.

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.

FRIDAY 5/11 ARTS MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATER PRESENTS: ‘ASSASSINS’ MUSIC & LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM Mountain Community Theater is proud to present Assassins, by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Davis Banta, with musical direction by Max Bennett-Parker. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. 8 p.m. Mountain Community Theater, 9400 Mill St., Ben Lomond. 818-4178 or mctshows. org. $25/$20.

CLASSES NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING BRAIN FUNCTION Presented by Dr. Carol Shwery. If you are experiencing brain fog, memory loss, mood changes, cognitive decline, or simply want to do everything you can to keep your brain healthy, come learn how to save your brain. 2-3:30 p.m. Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz. alz.org. Free. SOAP MAKING CLASSES Hands on soap making with organic responsibly produced ingredients. Watch Garimo make a batch and then you make a batch. Everyone ends up with 10 bars of soap that they made. Limited Space. 1 p.m. Garimo’s Real Soap Studio, 6225 Hwy. 9, Felton. 335-1767 or greatbarsofsoap.com. $35.

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WATSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET 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.

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Good Times/SantaCruz.com is hiring a part-time web editor for 25 or more hours per week to work in a dynamic media office where teamwork is paramount. You will oversee content flow, social media, online calendar events, weekly newsletters, and more as you manage the day-to-day operation of both GoodTimes.SC and SantaCruz.com. Good people skills are a must, as you will support the internet presence of editorial as well as advertising teams, and help users who post event pages or create profile pages on SantaCruz.com. Candidates must be proficient in SEO, Google Analytics and WordPress, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Strong writing, editing and organizational skills are a must, as is attention to detail. Start date flexible. This is an entry-level position. Please send resume and a cover letter to bit.ly/GoodTimesWeb

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GROUPS TOURNAMENT Come out to play at the 14th annual Soquel High Golf Tournament and Barbecue. All of the proceeds benefit academics, art, music, athletics, and clubs at Soquel High. The tournament will be a four-player scramble and is limited to 144 players, so sign up now. Noon. Delaveaga Golf Course, 401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz. 419-9898 or soquel.sccs.net. $165/ Donation.

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MUSIC DANCE HALL LIVE Join us for a community mixer and danceable concert at the beautiful Center for Spiritual Living in Live Oak. LoveGoneLive will deliver a wide range of rock, funk, jazz, soul and more for an inspiring and fun-filled evening that also benefits the center. 7-9:30 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz. 462-9383 or cslsantacruz.org. $10.

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VITAMIN B12 FRIDAY Every Friday is B12 Happy Hour at Thrive Natural Medicine. B12 improves energy, memory, mood, immunity, sleep, metabolism and stress resilience. Come on down for a discounted shot and start your weekend off right! Walk-ins only. 3-6 p.m. Thrive Natural Medicine, 2840 Park Ave., Soquel. thrivenatmed.com/b12injections or 515-8699. $15.

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OUTDOOR NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY Join us at the Arboretum & Botanic Garden for National Public Gardens Day. You will receive a new walking tour map, enjoy crafts for all ages, and speak with friendly garden docents. Healthy refreshments and a discount at our unique Norrie’s gift shop also available. 9 a.m.-Noon. UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 85 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz. 502-2303 or arboretum. ucsc.edu. CABRILLO COLLEGE’S 40TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE The


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SATURDAY 5/12 37TH ANNUAL HUMAN RACE The Human Race is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Santa Cruz County, as well as the longest consecutive running Human Race in the nation—and it’s not even a marathon. With runners and non-runners welcome, the Santa Cruz County Race features an approximate 5-mile run and walk from 2300 Delaware Ave., down West Cliff Drive to Lighthouse Park, and back. All fundraising donations benefit Santa Cruz County nonprofits, schools and community groups. Start your day with walk or run with a view, help Santa Cruz community and get a barbecue lunch at the finish—it sounds like the perfect Saturday. INFO: Registration 8 a.m., race 9 a.m. UCSC Extension, 2300 Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz. humanracesc.org. Minimum donation $5, participation of $35 plus receive a T-shirt, breakfast and lunch. PMS 186c

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LITTLE CRAFT POP-UP MAMA EDITION The Little Craft Pop-up showcases the best in locally made gifts for Mother’s Day at Luma Yoga. Stop by for some last minute Mother’s Day shopping and find some locally handmade treats for yourself. 2-6 p.m. Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz. 325-2620 or littlecraftpopup.com.

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ARTS ‘FREAK SHOW’—SANTA CRUZ FREAK OUT The long running dark comedic variety show Freak Show is helping keep Santa Cruz weird. Featuring side show acts, with character, musical and stand-up comedy, performance art and more, Freak Show has been selling out crowds in L.A., Las Vegas, San Francisco and more. 9 p.m. The Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. freakshowla.com. $15.

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INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN HERBALISM The fields and gardens of UCSC Farm and Garden abound with medicinal plants. Come learn how to use these common plants for every day maladies and health promotion. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. UCSC Farm and Garden Gate House, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. 4593240 or brownpapertickets.com. $30. AUTHOR TALK: JOHN BARGETTO Local winemaker John Bargetto will discuss his book, Vintage Bargetto: Celebrating a Century of California Winemaking, >40

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largest annual college plant sale in Central California. More than 1,000 different organic vegetable starts, perennial edible crops, annuals, bedding plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, cut flowers, natives, perennials, salvias, succulents, and vines. 9 a.m. Cabrillo College Horticulture Department, 6500 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. cabrillo.edu.

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CALENDAR <39 about history of the Bargetto winemaking family of Soquel. Vintage Bargetto tells the story of the American Dream coming to life at a little winery nestled on the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 1-2:30 p.m. La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estella Ave., La Selva Beach. santacruzpl. org. Free. RE-IMAGINE YOUR YARD: WATERWISE LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOP “Re-Imagine Your Yard” by attending a workshop. Learn how to convert your weedy yard or lawn into a Monterey Bay Friendly Garden using sheet mulching, water-wise plants, drip irrigation, and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Road, Soquel.greengardener.org. Free.

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

MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA Show your love and appreciate for your mother at our special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea! Special petite sandwiches and dessert options. As always, gluten-free and vegan options available. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Buttercup

Learn how to convert your lawn into a beautiful drought- tolerant Monterey Bay Friendly landscape!

GARDEN TOUR AND ENGLISH TEA LUNCHEON Our 16th annual Garden Tour and English Tea Luncheon will be a wonderful day of self-paced garden touring and a lovely English-style luncheon. The Full High Tea Luncheon includes homemade English favorites, such as scones with jam and cream, a delicious and light soup, sausage rolls and finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Philips Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley. 438-4360 or stphilip-sv.net. $40/$35/$30.

GROUPS SANTA CRUZ DERBY GIRLS DOUBLE HEADER Join us and watch this amazing double header. Bombshells vs. Berkley Resistance and Sassies vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts. This is a game that is too good to miss. As it is Mother’s Day weekend, bring your favorite mom in your life and treat her to a night out. Bring your friends too and be sure to mark your calendars. 4 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. santacruztickets.com. $32.50/$10.50.

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

Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 10am – 1 pm Soquel High School • 401 Soquel San Jose Rd. • Soquel Pre-Register: soquelcreekwater.org/Loseyourlawn IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Soquel High School Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

Thank You To All Who Participated in the 2018 Bowl for Kids’ Sake This year the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County Bowl for Kids’ Sake was a great success thanks to the 500+ bowlers, corporate and organization sponsors, and all of the community volunteers! The April 28th & 29th event blew the roof off our goal! We raised over $120,000! All the proceeds stay local to help match waiting youth with their own Big Brother or Big Sister.

Thank You to all of our Major Sponsors!

MUSIC SENDEROS FIESTA Senderos invites you to join the free Cooper Street Fiesta with Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning of the traditional Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza festivities. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Santa Cruz, 113 Cooper St., Santa Cruz. scsenderos.org. Free.

OUTDOOR BROOK LOMOND IRIS SALE & SHOW Brook Lomond Iris Farm in Ben Lomond opens its gardens to the public two weekends. Brook Lomond Iris Farm is

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WINE, BEER AND ART WALK This inaugural event is organized by the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. We will offer special tastings from many different local wineries, craft beer outlets, hard cider, as well as nonalcoholic beverages. Don’t miss the amazing artwork displayed and available for sale by local artists and the remarkably talented local musicians performing along the walk. 1-5 p.m. Watsonville Civic Plaza Building, 275 Main St., Watsonville. 768-3010 or watsonville150.org. $30.

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CALENDAR Bennett-Parker. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. 2 p.m. Mountain Community Theater, 9400 Mill St., Ben Lomond. 818-4178 or mctshows. org. $25/$20.

CLASSES WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE BEGINNING WORKSHOP This two-week workshop addresses assertiveness, body language, the power of the voice and various physical self-defense techniques for teen women. Registration is closed after the first class. Noon-3 p.m. Depot Park, 119 Center St., Santa Cruz. 420-5270 or web2. vermontsystems.com. $15/$10.

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WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP This two-week long Sunday workshop addresses assertiveness, body language, the power of the voice and various physical self-defense techniques for women to feel safer and more empowered. All levels and ages are welcome, registration closed after the first class. INFO: Noon-3 p.m. Depot Park Freight Building, 119 Center St., Santa Cruz. 420-5363. $10 residents/$15 non-residents.

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certified organic, offering top grade iris rhizomes (plants) for sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Brook Lomond Iris Farm, 10310 California Drive, Ben Lomond. irisfarm1012@gmail. com. Free.

RIVER HEALTH DAY Revitalize river habitat in the heart of Santa Cruz at Coastal Watershed Council’s monthly volunteer event. As a volunteer you will enhance the ecosystem that surrounds the San Lorenzo River by planting beneficial native plants and removing invasive plant competitors. You will explore and learn about the riparian, or riverside, ecosystem. 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Santa Cruz Riverwalk, Front St., Santa Cruz. coastal-watershed.org. Free.

VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER TO FEED THE HUNGRY WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS We need help sharing vegan meals with the hungry every Saturday and Sunday in downtown Santa Cruz:

Cooking from Noon-3 p.m, 418 Front St., Santa Cruz. 515-8234. Serving from 4-6 p.m. at the Post Office, 840 Front St., Santa Cruz. 2018 HUMAN RACE WALKATHON AND FUN RUN More than 125 teams have hit the pavement ready to reach their fundraising goal for the 2018 Human Race. Between now and May 12, teams are stepping out to ask the community for support. 8 a.m. UCSC Extension, 2300 Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz. humanracesc.org. $35/Donation.

SUNDAY 5/13 ARTS MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATER PRESENTS: ‘ASSASSINS’ MUSIC & LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM Mountain Community Theater is proud to present Assassins, by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Davis Banta, with musical direction by Max

MOTHER’S DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH Make your reservation for our lavish Mother’s Day brunch at Chaminade Resort and Spa. Dine overlooking the Monterey Bay from our hilltop location, sip sparkling wine and celebrate mom. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Chaminade Resort and Spa, 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz. 475-5600 or chaminade.com. $66.95/$18.95. MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA Show your love and appreciate for your mother at our special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. Special petite sandwiches and dessert options. As always, gluten-free and vegan options available. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Buttercup Cakes and Farmhouse Frosting, 1411 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. farmhousefrosting.com. $30.

GROUPS SANTA CRUZ PICKWICK CLUB The Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a 19th-century novel, beginning this January with Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings. 2 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. 459-2103 or secure.meetup. com. Free.

MUSIC STEADY SUNDAZE REGGAE All-ages reggae in Santa Cruz outside on the patio at the Jerk House with DJ Daddy Spleece and


CALENDAR 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. MOTHERS AND SOULSHAKERS Carie and the SoulShakers deliver sultry soul, blistering blues, infectious funk, and irresistible originals. Their original style evokes New Orleans and Memphis. 1 p.m. Wharf House Restaurant, 1400 Wharf Road, Capitola. carieandthesoulshakers.com. Free. SANTA CRUZ CONTRA DANCE Everyone is welcome! Bringing a partner is not required, and prior dancing experience is not necessary. Contra dance is a traditional New England style of folk dancing. Dances are high-energy, playful, social and set to live music. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes, and comfortable loose-fitting lightweight clothing. 6 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz. santacruzdance.org. $20/$12/$8. YOUTH SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT The Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony presents its Spring Concert. Virtuoso cellist Yosef Feinberg, age 17, is featured in a cello concerto by Saint-Saëns. The one-hour program also includes lively music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Sibelius, and Copland. New Brighton Middle School, 250 Washburn Ave., Capitola. 239-0442 or sccys.org. Free.

VOLUNTEER

MONDAY 5/14 ARTS POETRY OPEN MIC A project of the Legendary Collective, the weekly Santa Cruz Word Church poetry open mic is a community of local writers who recognize the power of spoken word. They gather every Monday for a community writing workshop, then host a 15-slot open mic followed by a different featured poet each week. 4 p.m. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705

GREENWOOD ARTS Come uplift yourselves and our world in springtime, through music, free-form movement with colored materials, pastel drawing, creative writing and sharing circle. Includes all art and writing materials. No previous experience necessary. 2-4 p.m. Aptos VIllage Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos. 662-0186. $10.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES HOST FAMILIES URGENTLY NEEDED! Great Kids From Italy and Germany Coming for 2018-'19 School Year and Semester

TUESDAY 5/15 ARTS ANIMAL FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR For the fourth year in a row short films featuring animals and their stories will be screened at the fifth Animal Film Festival on Tour hosted by the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) and the Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE). 7 p.m. Del MAr Theatre, 1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 336-4649 or animalfilmfestival.org. $15/$10.

CLASSES CHAIR YOGA WITH SUZI Instructor Suzi Mahler, CMT, NE will guide you through a series of gentle seated yoga postures that are performed slowly and with breath awareness. This wonderfully therapeutic practice will help you increase strength and range of motion. 9:30 a.m. California Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. 234-6791. $5. A TASTE OF JUDAISM You are invited to attend a series of four classes called “A Taste of Judaism.” These classes will provide an exploration of a Modern Jewish Perspective on living a meaningful life in today’s complicated world. Classes will cover Jewish spirituality and God, Jewish values, family and community, and making ritual meaningful. 7-8:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz. cysantacruz.com. Free.

Eager to become part of an American family. Life-long friendships between families made. Make a friend you can visit in their country. The time truly flies! Interests: Classical Dance, Video Production, Theatre, Volleyball, Cooking!! Languages, Music, Horseback-riding, Photography, Soccer, Basketball, Politics

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES SANTA CRUZ Call Sandi (831) 419-9633 | sandispan@aol.com

Santa Cruz Soccer Camp

Early bird discount ends May 1st 246-1517 www.santacruzsoccercamp.com

FOOD & WINE TACO TUESDAYS IN FELTON San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Food Trucks A Go Go are sponsoring Taco Tuesdays on the third Tuesday of the month at the Felton Covered Bridge. 5-7:30 a.m. Felton Covered Bridge, Graham Hill Road and Mount Hermon Road, Felton. facebook.com/ events/1705423856190509/. Free.

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MOTHER’S DAY RUN/WALK FOR SHELTER The 34th annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Shelter—featuring a 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk, and 1K Kids’ Fun Run— brings together more than 700 runners and walkers, 100 volunteers, 100 businesses, and the City of Watsonville at Ramsay Park in support of Pajaro Valley Shelter Services (PVSS) and ending family homelessness in our local community. 7 a.m. Ramsey Park, 1301 Main St., Watsonville. 728-5649 or active.com. $40/$20.

Front St., Santa Cruz. santacruzmah.org. Free.

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LOVE YOUR

LOCAL BAND RESTLESS SOULS

The Restless Souls’ song “The Lodge” is based on a real place the group’s members frequented as teenagers. It was just a redwood grove up in the Aptos Hills, but they made up the name to make it sound less like a drinking spot and more like an actual, respectable place in case any of their parents heard them talking about it. “We would go party there. We’d go howl at the moon and drive our cars up there, try not to drive off the road, go up and hang out. That was our nighttime hang out spot after surfing and cutting loose on the weekends,” says bassist David Adams.

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Adams and guitarist/lead vocalist Jerry Best grew up together and they wanted their carefree formative years to be the muse that guided this band.

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“It was the end of our high school years and going into our adventures in college and having our first band and stuff like that,” Adams says. And they went with an anything-goes attitude as far as musical styles. “We do some reggae, world beat stuff, we have a ska song, we do rock stuff, we do Americana stuff, we do rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll,” Adams says. At the end of last year they had a record release party, but it was an early mix of the album Walk on Water. On May 10, the band will be releasing the finalized version of the record, along with new packaging. AARON CARNES INFO: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Michael’s on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. $15. 479-9777.

LAURA BENITEZ

WEDNESDAY 5/9 HIP-HOP

JOEY BADA$$ How many artists can claim eight years of success in the music industry at only 23 years old? Joey Bada$$ can. The native New Yorker was discovered by the president of the Cinematic Music Group at the young age of 15 after uploading a freestyle video to YouTube. Since then he has released three mixtapes, two full-length albums—the most recent being last year’s All-Amerikkkan Bada$$—and has appeared as the recurring protector/agent Leon on the hit hacker TV show Mr. Robot. Bada$$’s old school beats and lyrical dexterity will be joined by Boogie, Buddy and Chuck Strangers. MAT WEIR INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $25-$125. 429-4135.

COUNTRY

LAURA BENITEZ A fixture on the Bay Area rockabilly/ country scene, Laura Benitez & the

Heartache tell no-bullshit tales of love, drinking and life on the road. Traversing old time waltzes, driving rockabilly styles, honky tonk, classic country and more, the band shares, as one reviewer put it, “the simple, unvarnished truth.” Rich harmonies and spacious arrangements set this outfit apart from the pack of regional roots bands. Benitez and company perform at the Crepe Place to kick off the return of the popular Western Wednesday series. CJ INFO: 8 p.m. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $10. 429-6994.

INDIE

ROGUE WAVE Last year, Oakland-based indie rock outfit Rogue Wave released Cover Me, a collection of cover songs from the ’80s. It includes everything from the Cure (“In Between Days”) to Kim Carnes (“Bette Davis Eyes”) to ZZ Top (“Sharp Dressed Man”). Their interpretations of the songs reveal their well-tread songwriting style, which oscillates between arena rock stylings

and bedroom pop subtleties. AC INFO: 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $18/adv, $20/door. 479-1854.

FRIDAY 5/11 VOCALS

LIZZ WRIGHT With her languorous phrasing, surfeit of soul, and voluptuous sound, Lizz Wright’s music has always felt directly tied to her Southern upbringing. But her sixth album, Grace, was inspired by a road trip she took to put her back in touch with her roots after years of living in Brooklyn. Her singular mélange of jazz, folk and soul music gives every song she interprets a numinous glow, whether she’s cradling the standard “Stars Fell on Alabama” or slow-dancing through Dylan’s born-again anthem “Every Grain of Sand.” Among the most extraordinary vocalists working in American music, Wright never seems to make a wrong musical move. ANDREW GILBERT INFO: 7:30 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $47.25/adv, $52.50/door. 427-2227.


MUSIC

BE OUR GUEST LAS CAFETERAS

ROGUE WAVE

ROOTS

POKEY LAFARGE

INFO: 9 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 423-1338.

SATURDAY 5/12 PUNK

GOOD RIDDANCE/ SWINGIN’ UTTERS A decade ago it would’ve been impossi-

ago, and it is everything you’d ever want in a Cajun record. AC INFO: 2 p.m. Michael’s on Main, 2591 Main St., Soquel. $12/adv, $15/door. 479-9777.

MONDAY 5/14

INFO: 8:30 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20. 429-4135.

INDIE-FOLK

ZYDECO

Beautifully blending indie rock, folk and Americana, Horse Feathers is a quiet standout of the underground music scene. Led by singer-songwriter Justin Ringle, the Portland, Oregon-based band has a reputation for weaving strings, warm and insightful lyrics, folk styles and an indie ethos into something lovely and timeless. On its new release, Appreciation, Horse Feathers explores somewhat unfamiliar territory, adding a new rhythm section and touches of Northern Soul to its sound. The album is already eliciting excitement from critics and fans eager to follow the band down whatever stylistic journey it takes us on. CJ

CREOLE BELLES Zydeco music, and creole culture in general, is a distinctly American thing that for some reason is relatively unknown to most folks outside of Louisiana. It’s an upbeat style of dance music that is generally accordion-driven and has an infectious shuffle to it, along with soulful melodies. And yes, even with all that accordion in there, it will make you dance with abandon. The Creole Belles are a California-based all-women band that despite their California-ness bring the authenticity of Southern Louisiana to the stage with them every night. They released their debut album a decade

INFO: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $20. 479-1854. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

HORSE FEATHERS

INFO: 8 p.m. Flynn’s Cabaret, 6275 Hwy. 9, Felton. $15/adv, $17/door. 335-2800.

IN THE QUEUE ANDY HEDGES

Singer, songwriter and cowboy poet. Friday at Flynn’s Cabaret HANK & ELLA

Local purveyors of “vintage country music.” Friday at Crepe Place RAYBURN BROTHERS

Monterey Bay-based singersongwriter siblings. Friday at Michael’s on Main DEVA PREMAL & MITEN

Celebrated chant masters. Sunday at Rio Theatre LARRY CARLTON

Acclaimed jazz and rock guitarist. Tuesday at Kuumbwa

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Singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge burst onto the roots music landscape in 2013 with the release of a self-titled album on Jack White’s Third Man Records. But LaFarge was no newcomer to music. At the time, he already had a handful of solid releases under his belt and had established himself as a compelling character in the music world, with a look straight out of 1940s America, and a throwback sound to match. LaFarge has since proven himself to be a real-deal artist whose Midwestern ethos and songwriting chops keep him top-of-mind in a new generation of Americana artists. CJ

ble to see these Santa Cruz bands play anywhere, let alone together in their hometown. Luckily, you can’t keep good punks down and both bands have come out of retirement—or hiatus, in Swingin’ Utters’ case—to keep the fire of rebellion burning in a very strange, second decade of the 21st Century. MW

A Chicano band from East L.A., Las Cafeteras blends traditional Mexican music with Afro-Mexican styles, storytelling, spoken word, folk music, and zapateado dancing. The band members’ collective social conscience is front and center in the music with songs and stories of the civil rights movement, United Farm Workers, the DREAM Act, immigration reform and more. Las Cafeteras comes to Santa Cruz as part of Carnaval the Tour, a four-week tour celebrating Carnaval, the folk traditions of Latin America, and the “resilience of the human spirit.” Also on the bill: Making Moves and Alex Cuba. CAT JOHNSON

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LIVE MUSIC

Wednesday May 9th 8:30pm $20 (((folkYEAH!!!))) Presents

ROGUE WAVE Thursday May 10th 9pm $10/15 Live Reggae From Hawaii

MAOLI

+ ONE-A-CHORD Friday May 11th 9pm $12/15 Psychedelic Surf Rock

THE MERMEN Saturday May 12th 9pm $17/20

New Orleans Inspired Blues, Rock & Soul

LOUISIANA LOVE ACT w/WALLY INGRAM, MARK KARAN, LA HORNS Sunday May 13th 4pm $15/20 Afternoon Blues Series

CHRIS CAIN Thursday May 17th 8:30pm $20 (((folkYEAH!!!))) Presents

FLAMIN’ GROOVIES Friday May 18th 9pm $12/15

Rootsy Rock & Roll With THE

COFFIS BROTHERS

WED

5/9

THU

5/10

FRI

THE APPLETON GRILL 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville APTOS ST. BBQ 8059 Aptos St, Aptos

Al Frisby 6-8p

AQUARIUS RESTAURANT Santa Cruz Dream Inn 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz BLUE LAGOON 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Labor Of Love, House Night with DJ Rob Monroy 9p

THE BLUE LOUNGE 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Wednesdays Unplugged w/ Monica 9p

BOARDWALK BOWL 115 Cliff St, Santa Cruz

Karaoke 8p-Close

BOCCI’S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

SAT

5/12

Groovity Free 7:30-9:30p

Watsonville Film Festival: No Mas Bebes 7p

Proyecto X 9p

Sonora Santanera 8p

Scott Miller 6-8p

James Murray 6-8p

Lloyd Whitely 1p Harlis Sweetwater 6-8p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

Jazz Free 7p

Comedy Night/80s Night Free 8:30p

Sunday May 20th 9pm $25/30

Jamaican Reggae Legends Return

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WAILING SOULS + DUB NATION

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May 23rd SAM OUTLAW + TAYLOR RAE May 24th LAS CAFETERAS, MAKING MOVIES, ALEX CUBA May 25th INSPECTOR + Genitallica May 26th JESSE DANIEL -CD Release May 31st JOE MARCINEK, ALAN EVANS, TONY HALL June 1st FIDEL NADAL June 2nd ERIC LINDELL June 3rd MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88’s June 7th EMINENCE ENSEMBLE June 8th KEZNAMDI June 9th NICKI BLUHM June 14th THE GOOD BAD + RYE DAWN June 15th ROYAL JELLY JIVE June 16th THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS June 20th BROWNOUT June 21st FLAVIA COELHO + PAPIBA & FRIENDS June 24th COMMANDER CODY (afternoon) June 24th FAREED HAQUE (eve) June 26th DREAD MAR I

WWW.MOESALLEY.COM 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 831.479.1854

MON

5/14

TUE

5/15

Enemy Of My Enemy, Freak Show! $15 9p United Defiance $5 9p

The Box (Goth Night) 9p

Post Punk Dance Floor 9p

Funk Night w/ DJ Ed 9p

Karaoke Free 9p

Karaoke Free 9p

Comedy Night 9p

Karaoke Free 9p

Karaoke 8p-Close

DJ Spooky G 9-11:45p

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke 6p-Close

Karaoke Free 9p

Swing Dance $5 5:30p

Magpies Blues Band Free 8p

SC Jazz Society Free 3:30p

Karaoke 9-12:30a

Karaoke 9-12:30a

Joey Bada$$ $25-$125 8p

Carnage $35/$49.50 8p

CATALYST ATRIUM 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Cheap Tissue, The She’s Pokey Lafarge $10/$12 8:30p $20/$25 8:30p

Good Riddance $20 8p

CAPITOLA WINE BAR 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Toby Gray 6:30-9:30p

Grand Opening Celebration:John Michael 7-10p

Kip Allert 7-10p

Saturday May 19th 8pm $25/30

WALTER TROUT

5/13

Mojo Mix 6-8p

+ THE SEXTONES Blues Legend Returns

SUN

Rockin’ Johnny Burgin Broken Shades 6-8p 6-8p

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

5/11

Joker’s Hand 6:30-9p

ABBOTT SQUARE 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz

the

crepe place open late - EVERY NIGHT!

advance tickets on ticketweb WEDNESDAY 5/9 WESTERN WEDNESDAY #27

LAURA BENITEZ

AND THE HEARTACHE & ERNEST TUBB TIME MACHINE EARLY SHOW! 8pm - $10 DOOR OR $7 W/ COWBOY BOOTS

FRIDAY 5/11

HANK AND ELLA WITH THE FINE COUNTRY BAND show 9pm $10 Door SATURDAY 5/12

pat hull

w/ grand larson and whalen red Show 9pm $12 door

tuesday 5/15

7 come 11

9 until midnight - $6 cheap wednesday 5/16

animal years w/ special guest

Show 9pm $10 adv. $12 door

thursday 5/17

el duo w/ see night

Show 9pm $7 adv. $10 door

friday 5/18

the inciters w/ common people

Show 9pm $8 adv. $10 door

saturday 5/19

fast asleep! w/ special guest

Show 9pm $8 adv. $10 door MIDTOWN SANTA CRUZ 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz

429-6994

Gerard Egan 3-6p

Karaoke 8p-Close Comedy w/ Shwa Free 8p


LIVE MUSIC WED

5/9

THU

5/10

FRI

5/11

SAT

5/12

SUN

5/13

MON

5/14

CHAMINADE RESORT 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz

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

Western Wednesdays: Laura Benitez & more $10 7p

Hank & Ella w/ the Fine Country Band $10 9p

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

Highway Buddha $3 8p

Southern Pacific $5 8:30p

KPIG Happy Hour 5:30-7:30p

Pat Hull w/ Grand Larson & Whalen Red $12 9p SPUN $6 9p

UTURN $7 9:30p

Live Comedy $7 9p

Highway 9 $5 8:30p Madrigal & Strange Free 6-9p

Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends Free 6:30-8:30p The Native Howl w/ Dead Country Gentlemen $15 7:30p

Andy Hedges $15/$18 8p

Corduroy & the Strawberries $15/$20 8p Road House Ramblers Free 8p

GROUND CONTROL COFFEE HOUSE 10 Seascape Village Drive, Aptos

Beach Cowboys Duo Free 2-4p

MICHAEL’S ON MAIN 2591 Main St, Soquel

Funk Night ft. 7 Come 11 $6 9p-12a

Samba Cruz Free 6-9p

THE FISH HOUSE 972 Main St, Watsonville

KUUMBWA JAZZ 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

LEAN ON ME: JOSÉ JAMES CELEBRATES BILL WITHERS A contemporary take on Withers’ R&B classics. Friday, May 11 • 7:30 pm

LIZZ WRIGHT An inimitable steward of American song with a rich, smooth and powerful voice. Saturday, May 12 • 8:30 pm

DAV. ROADHOUSE 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

DON QUIXOTE’S 6275 Hwy 9, Felton

5/15

Ten O’ Clock Lunch Band 5:30p

CILANTROS 1934 Main St, Watsonville

DISCRETION BREWING 2703 41st Ave, Soquel

TUE

Thursday, May 10 • 7 pm

Lean On Me: José Lizz Wright James Celebrates Bill $47.25/$52.50 6p Withers $36.75/$42 6p Candyrat Guitar ft. Luca Green Dog Free 5p Arnold Mitchem Stricagnoli & Antoine Rayburn Bros & Gary Free 7:30p Dufour $20/$25 7:30p Blackburn $8/$10 8p

Sin Sisters Burlesque 7th Anniversary Show $20-$40 7:30p Louisiana Picnic & Dance $12/$15 2p Block Party $10 8p

Horse Feathers & Dead Horses $15/417 8p

Mother Island $18/$20 8p

SIN SISTERS BURLESQUE Tickets: eventbrite.com Monday, May 14 • 7 pm

CYRILLE AIMÉE A vocalist combining styles from gypsy jazz to Broadway in a joyful blend. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Tuesday, May 15 • 7 & 9 pm

LARRY CARLTON One of popular music’s most recorded, admired and influential guitarists. Thursday, May 14 • 7 pm

KUUMBWA JAZZ HONOR BAND Some of the Central Coast’s most talented upand-coming jazz musicians. Cyrille Aimeée $31.50/$36.75 6p Grateful Sundays Free 5:30p

Larry Carlton $36.75/$42 7&9p The Lonely Heartstring Band $12/$15 7:30p

1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Saturday, May 19 • 7:30 pm

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Ten-time Grammy-winning legends of western swing. AT RIO THEATRE! Monday, May 21 • 7 pm

AMENDOLA VS. BLADES VS. PARKER VS. BAPTISTA // PASCAL LE BOEUF’S “RITUAL BEING” FEAT. FRICTION STRING QUARTET Two of contemporary jazz’s most forwardlooking composers and bandleaders. 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Thursday, May 24 • 7:30 pm

MADELEINE PEYROUX Bringing jazz sensibility to roots music. AT RIO THEATRE! Wednesday, May 30 • 7 pm

FREE! Thursday, May 31 • 7 pm

LIVE & LOCAL: SANTA CRUZ WOMEN OF JAZZ Santa Cruz’s homegrown jazz chanteuses celebrating women of the jazz age.

1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Thursday, June 7 • 7 & 9 pm

MONSIEUR PERINÉ Connecting 1930s Paris with the youthful spirit of moderrn-day Bogota.

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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DISCOVER JAZZ AT KUUMBWA A FAMILY EVENT An evening exploring and enjoying the history of jazz.

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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 May 10

The Native Howl w/Dead Country Gentlemen Thrash Grass to kick your ass! $15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+ 7:30pm

Fri May 11

Andy Hedges Songster, reciter and guitarist from Lubbock, TX

$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent 8pm Sat May 12

Corduroy Pearl Jam Tribute

$15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Mon May 14

Horse Feathers + Dead Horses A secret you don’t really want to share

$15 adv./$17 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Tues May 15

Mother Island “A Magic Theatre, for Madmen Only”

$18 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Weds May 16 Thu May 17

Tans Gauntlett The Beauty and Charm of Flamenco Guitar

THU

5/10

FRI

MOE’S ALLEY 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Rogue Wave & Buisness Maoli, One-A-Chord, DJ of Dreams $18/$20 8p Khosmo $10/$15 8p

MOTIV 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Crunkcertified! 9p

Virgil Thrasher & Rick Stevens Free 6p

Libation Lab w/ Syntax, King Wizard & more 930p-1:30a

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

Trivia 8p

5/11

SAT

5/12

SUN

5/13

MON

Lloyd Whitley Free 6p

Al Frisby 1p Gil De Leon Trio 6p

AC Myles Free 6p

The Mermen $12/$15 8p

Louisiana Love Act $17/$20 8p

Chris Cain $15/$20 3p

D-ROC 9:30p

Adam Cova 9:30p-1:30a

Rasta Cruz Reggae Party 9:30p

Shotgun Suitor Free 7p

Rola-J Free 7p

5/14

Rob Vye Free 6p

Vinny Johnson Free 2p

POET & PATRIOT 320 E. Cedar St, Santa Cruz

Open Mic 4p

RIO THEATRE 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Lacy J. Dalton w/Edge of the West Together and Apart

ROSIE MCCANN’S 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

5/15

Jimmy Dewrance Free 6p

Hip-Hop w/ DJ Marc 9:30p Taco Tuesday w/ Hivemind 6:30p

Green Dog Free 2p Comedy Open Mic 9-11p

THE RED 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz

& a tinge of Soul

TUE

Asher Stern Free 10p-12a

PARADISE BEACH 215 Esplanade, Capitola

THE REEF 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

Midnight North Rock & Roll with a flare of Country

5/9

Preacher Boy Duo Free 6p

$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent 8pm

$18 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+ 8pm Fri May 18

WED MISSION ST. BBQ 1618 Mission St, Santa Cruz

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SURROGATE THIS Mackenzie Davis (left) co-stars as Charlize Theron’s night nanny in ‘Tully.’

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hey called Juno whipsmart, and some of us still have the lash scars. Tully, by writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman, has everything left out of their first film together that made it the crowd-pleaser it was. Cody tends to write characters that are what the science-fiction fans call “a Mary Sue”—meaning an awesomely idealized version of the writer, so brilliant that the other characters sort of gaze in amazement at her. Tully has some of the narcissism seen in Juno and their follow-up, Young Adult, but there’s also some unusually raw material, acted by Charlize Theron with barely

smothered fury. Marlo (Theron) has a young son who is vaguely on the autism spectrum, and an older daughter who is in an awkward stage. Mom is vastly pregnant—like someone in a previously unseen fourth trimester. Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston, looking like Despair on a monument), has a high-tech job he can’t begin to explain to listeners. When not plugged into shooter games on his console, he travels for work frequently, leaving Marlo alone on the mommy track. Marlo’s very well-off brother Craig (Mark Duplass) offers a suggestion: he’ll hire Marlo a “night nanny” who comes in during the first difficult

months after birth, to tend the baby and bring it in for midnight feedings. We hear dialogue about how Marlo doesn’t want to be indebted to the insufferably rich Craig, but the delay is mostly there so we won’t think Marlo is spoiled. The nanny finally arrives: Tully (Mackenzie Davis of Halt and Catch Fire) is as manic and as pixieish a dream girl as ever seen—too-bright smile, gleaming eyes, a wardrobe of oversized denim that looks like an OshKosh B’gosh jumper on a toddler. Not only is she a perfect servant but she’s also a marvelous confidante, helping to pull Marlo out of the pit of postpartum numbness and despair. “Why are you so much wiser when

I’m so much older?” Marlo wonders. Tully is spookily chipper, but we’re warned off from the thought that it’s time for the usual servanttrouble melodrama, in which the nanny takes both husband and baby. But Tully is indeed too good to be true. And the band Beulah Belle’s open-chord guitar cover of the theme from You Only Live Twice is a clue to what’s really going on. Tully’s well-articulated anguish over a mother’s loss of self while tending a newborn is very unusual. In the feminist days of rage, it would have been society who forced the woman into the role of brood sow and slop cleaner. In this aftermath of an unplanned pregnancy, Marlo did this to herself—she has no one to blame—and here is everything savage about new motherhood that was skated over in Juno. The montage of breast pumping and diaper changing is so brutal you feel like calling mom in the middle of the movie and thanking her. It’s during an escape to Brooklyn that Tully gets its payoff, as Tully and Marlo have a few drinks and revisit the places she spent her youth. Some will definitely call the reveal a cheat, and they’d be right. It’s a hard film to justify in the parking lot afterward. If a movie was made by its lines alone, this is Cody’s best writing. The insufferably rich sister-in-law ordering her computer, “Siri, play hip-hop.” Or Marlo’s riposte when a school administrator describes her child as “quirky”—“Do I have a kid or a ukulele?” But there’s also Cody’s typical shiny wordplay, the kind that makes your hair hurt: “I’m like Saudi Arabia, I have an energy surplus,” Tully says sweetly. Her bedazzlement with the role of handmaid seems straight out of Gilead ... or, in lighter moments, the Portlandia version of Mary Poppins. Ultimately, there’s too much sting in Tully to dismiss, and Theron’s fierceness nails this down. The movie is so fervent, it’s a kind of apology for the callowness of Juno. TULLY Directed by Jason Reitman. Written by Diablo Cody. Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis and Mark Duplass. R; 96 minutes.


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FILM NEW THIS WEEK BREAKING IN Remember when Gabrielle Union was in high school movies like Bring It On and 10 Things I Hate About You? Well, she’s playing moms now—that’s right, she’s old, and so are you. At least she’s playing badass moms, though, like in this thriller where she has to protect her children from a home invasion. (PG-13) 88 minutes. (SP) LIFE OF THE PARTY If you ever wondered what the 1986 cult comedy Back to School would be like if Melissa McCarthy starred in it instead of Rodney Dangerfield— and really, which of us hasn’t?— here’s the answer. McCarthy plays DeAnna, who decides to go back to college with her daughter. At first, of course, she’s a huge embarrassment to said daughter, but eventually she starts doing Melissa McCarthy things, wins everybody over and ends up with the nickname “Dee Rock.” Directed by Ben Falcone. Co-starring Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs and Julie Bowen. (PG-13) 105 minutes. (SP)

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RACER AND THE JAILBIRD A racing car driver (racer) and a gangster (the jailbird) fall in love while involved with a brutal crime gang in Brussels in this French film. Directed by Michael R Rosskam. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos. (R) 130 minutes. (SP)

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RBG The last thing I can think of that was called RBG was the 2004 Dead Prez album where it stood for Revolutionary but Gangsta. And you know what, that kinda works for this documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, too! As Dead Prez put it on that album, “You rather have a Lexus, or justice? A dream or some substance?” (PG) 97 minutes. (SP) THE RIDER Shot in the badlands of South Dakota, this drama from Chinese-born writer-director Chloe Zao is winning praise for its authentic treatment of a story about a young rodeo rider who is thrown from his horse and suffers a crippling injury. (R) 104 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.

NOW PLAYING AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR This MCU blockbuster is all over the map, from deep space to Wakanda to the U.K. Yet despite the shifts of scene, the dozenand- a-half lead characters, and changes of mood from comic to lethal—from colossal fight scenes to the Avengers’ usual battlefield backchat—the film is solidly entertaining and surprising. The flavors of this multi-movie sundae blend beautifully. And there isn’t that sense of the ride coming to an end as soon as the big final fight commences. Directors the Russo brothers seemingly always have something to cut to—some new angle on this mad multiverse fight as big bad Thanos tries to gather essential jewels for the gauntlet he needs to complete his omnipotence. It is the first half of a two-parter—always a bringdown. The movie has infinity in the title, but there’s a sense of limits coming up. Given the roster of entertainments to come, we may be facing in 2018 what 1968 was to spy movies: a complete saturation, structures so big that they can’t be topped.Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo. (PG13) 139 minutes. (RvB) BAD SAMARITAN Undoubtedly the title for this movie was produced by the shortest Hollywood meeting ever. Studio exec No. 1: “OK, so we need a title for this movie where two guys go to rob a house, but it turns out this woman is being held captive there, and they try to help her.” Studio exec No. 2: “Ooh, so it’s like a Good Samaritan, except bad?” Studio exec No. 1: “Meeting adjourned!”

Directed by Dean Devlin. Starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan and Kerry Condon. (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) BLOCKERS Apparently it’s still taboo to use the phrase “cockblockers” as a movie title, so the makers of this comedy instead put a silhouette of a rooster in front of the word “blockers.” So much classier! And hey, what else but total class would you expect from a movie about parents trying to keep their sex-obsessed teenagers from boinking after prom? Directed by Kay Cannon. Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann and Kathryn Newton. (R) 102 minutes. (SP) I FEEL PRETTY Amy Schumer is one of those comedians who a lot of people complain about, but secretly know is awesome. In this comedy, she secretly knows she’s awesome, after a head injury makes her think she looks like a supermodel. Will she learn to accept herself as beautiful even when she recovers? Chances are good! Directed by Abbey Kohn and Mark Silverstein. Co-starring Michelle Williams, Busy Philips, and Emily Ratajkowski. (PG-13) (SP) ISLE OF DOGS You don’t even have to consider yourself a “dog person” to get a kick out of this cheerworthy tale from Wes Anderson in which political chicanery is thwarted by one plucky boy and a pack of domesticated canines, unfairly

exiled to an offshore garbage dump, who rally round to help him search for his lost pet. The near-future Japan setting, a vivid soundtrack of Taiko drumming and Kurosawa samurai themes, and an impressive all-star voice cast make this a howling delight. Directed by Anderson. Featuring the voices of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murphy, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum and Tilda Swinton. (PG-13) 101 minutes. (LJ) ITZHAK Guess who this documentary is about. No, not Vanilla Ice! Why would you even guess that? Lou Bega? Why are you only guessing terrible ’90s people? Anyway, it’s Itzhak Perlman. I totally thought you were going to get that. Directed by Alison Chernick. (NR) 82 minutes. (SP) LEAN ON PETE A teenager befriends a forgotten racehorse while working a summer job with a horse trainer. Directed by Andrew Haigh. Starring Travis Fimmel, Steve Zahn and Chloe Sevigny. (R) 121 minutes. (SP) LOVE, SIMON The clever trailer for this film does a good job of building up the big secret that high schooler Simon is keeping: he’s gay. What happens when everyone finds out? Well, it’s a romantic comedy, not, say, a horror film, so the outlook is good. Starring Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Greg Berlanti. (PG-13) 109 minutes. (SP) OVERBOARD Just last week, I was thinking, “You know what I wish they would remake? The forgotten 1987 Kurt RussellGoldie Hawn romantic comedy Overboard. Except switch it so the wealthy guy gets amnesia after he falls overboard, and then the woman convinces him they’re married.” And what do you know, here it is, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez! By the way, I’m obviously kidding about having wished for this remake last week. It was two weeks ago. Directed by Rob Greenberg. Co-starring Eva Longoria and John Hannah. (PG13) 112 minutes. (SP)

A QUIET PLACE You may only remember him as the goofy straight man from The Office, but John Krasinski has been quietly writing and directing offbeat indie films for years. This one—which he directed, cowrote, and stars in (with his wife, Emily Blunt)—could be his first big hit. Following the recent trend of smart, trippy horror thrillers, it’s about a family hiding from creatures that hunt using sound. (PG-13) 90 minutes. (SP) SUPER TROOPERS 2 It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! It’s time to gather up your stoner friends, grab a container of maple syrup, and head to the sequel to meow one of the greatest cult movies of our young century. The Broken Lizard troupe returns to their roles as the meow pride of the Spurbury Police Department—except that this time around, they’ve been fired. Which is about the only narrative element of Super Troopers that seems realistic thus far. Meow! Somehow, they get pulled into a U.S.-Canada border dispute, and … well, it’s gonna be a hell of a mustache ride. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. Starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Rob Lowe and Brian Cox. (R) (SP) TRUTH OR DARE Guess the plot of this horror movie! A game of Truth or Dare turns deadly when a) teenagers start mysteriously dying if they fail to tell the truth or do the dare; b) one of the dares is to eat a Tide Pod; c) Madonna shows up thinking this might be the sequel to her 1991 documentary, and goes berserk when none of the teens in this movie even know who she is. I think even though we know the answer is a, we all wish it was c. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. Starring Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey and Violett Beane. (PG-13) 100 minutes. (SP) TULLY Reviewed this issue. Directed by Jason Reitman. Co-starring Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston and Kitty Crystal. (R) 96 minutes. (SP)


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FOOD & DRINK style serving event that will include a bottle of each guest’s favorite Flanders brew and a souvenir glass. The California barbecue (subject to change according to seasonal produce availability) includes a first course of grilled Rodoni baby artichokes and Flanders hot artichoke dip, followed by a second course Mediterranean salad with roasted plums and Garden Variety feta. The entree of Flanders brined Fogline chickens, roasted baby carrots and fennel leads to a finale of tart berry crumble with crème Anglaise. Throughout the summer, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing will host a beer-pairing event with local chefs and food artisans. All meals, served on selected Wednesdays, will be presented in the open-air beer garden. Check events@scmbrew. com for details and tickets.

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HOME ON ARRANGEMENTS Caroline Martin, daughter of Santa Cruz gardening guru Orin Martin, will present a flower

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he daughter of organic garden guru Orin Martin and his printmaker wife Stephanie, Caroline Martin is offering a flower pop-up at Companion Bakeshop just in time for Mother’s Day. Farmer-florist Martin of Wild Moon Flowers will be selling some of her exquisite bouquets featuring locally and organically grown flowers. Martin is a recent UCSC Farm & Garden apprentice program alumna, and has worked growing, arranging and selling (Saturday Farmers Market) flowers for several years now. “I have been working on local farms and for a local florist for the

past few years,” Martin says, “but am now starting my own business growing and arranging flowers. Erin [Lampel, owner of Companion] is a fellow UCSC farm and garden alum and I knew she has been supportive of local, organic flowers—so I approached Erin with the idea for the pop-up.” Martin says she will be offering two different sizes of bouquets, very likely priced between $15 and $30. The best news of all is the timing! Come by Companion this Saturday, May 12, or on Mother’s Day itself— Sunday, May 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2341 Mission St., Santa Cruz.

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Make plans now for the May 23, 7-10 p.m. first installment of the Summer Supper Series at the Ingalls Street Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. The delicious concept involves a four-course dinner ($50) designed for pairing with four different Flanders-style beers made according to a day-long collaboration by Emily Thomas and Chad Brill of SCMB and Sean and Fran Fitzharris of Brewery Twenty Five. Celebrating the wildly popular brewery’s 13-year anniversary, Thomas and Brill are launching this outdoor, family-

It’s always exciting when one of our local winemakers hits the trade news. Kudos to intrepid (he never sleeps) oenologist Ryan Beauregard, who blew away the editors of Wine Enthusiast with some new releases. “It took me 10 years to discover what terroir actually is, and it took me another 10 years to be able to effectively put that into a bottle,” says the winemaker, who says his “whole focus these days is on terroir-driven wines.” I’m a big fan of light alcohol, unoaked Chardonnays, and Beauregard’s 2016 Bald Mountain Chardonnay rated a whopping 91 points. This beauty is part of an intriguing experiment—aging in concrete! (Specifically a concrete egg, or “oeuf en béton.”) What this does is release full minerality without the interference of oak flavors, and at a refreshing 12.5 percent alcohol. Maximum terroir shows itself in stone and shell flavor profiles, plus lemon zest and a hint of flowers. Look for it immediately— only 77 cases were produced. The perfect excuse to cruise on up to the tasting room in Bonny Doon for some in-depth tasting. Nice work, Ryan! beauregardvineyards.com.


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ccording to JP Pawloski, winemaker and owner of the boutique winery River Run Vintners, located on the outskirts of Watsonville, “a Rogue blend appears when the vintage years are taste-wise diametric, and a blend of several Cuvées synergistically creates a better wine than the components, a wine that can be appreciated daily and have the capacity to be appreciated for several years.” Having said all that, what we have here is an inexpensive red table wine full of spicy aromatics and notes of black currant, mulberry, oak and eucalyptus which wrap around the palate. Its soft tannins and bright acidity pair well with food. I found this wine at the Capitola New Leaf for only $9.99—a steal for such a well-made blend. Pawloski has gained an excellent reputation for his winemaking skills over the years, but his website always seems a bit elusive, as not a single wine is listed there.

He certainly welcomes visitors to his twice-a-year open house, but you need to sign up for the mailing list to be invited. Pawloski handcrafts his wines and carefully sources his fruit, producing Syrah, Zinfandel, Viognier, Carignane, Riesling and other varietals. The good news is that you are sure to find plenty of River Run wines at local supermarkets and liquor stores, and you won’t be disappointed when you get some. River Run Vintners, 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville, 726-3112. riverrunwines.com.

CHARDONNAY II SAILS Seasonal charter sails are now taking place until the end of October on the Chardonnay II, featuring Akira Sushi and Pono Hawaiian Grill—two local favorites. If you love sushi, then you’ll enjoy a variety of vegetarian and sushi rolls provided out on the briny by Akira Sushi. For sailing dates and more info visit chardonnay.com.


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H RISA’S STARS BY RISA D’ANGELES MOTHER’S DAYAND NEW MOON Esoteric Astrology as news for week of May 9, 2018

Mother’s Day is Sunday; Tuesday is the new moon (24.36 degrees Taurus) and soon after, Uranus (planet of revolution, ultimate change) enters Taurus (stabilizing new archetypes, new ideas). This is a change for Uranus after seven years in Aries (all things new). Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers (whatever gender or species) and to fathers who are also mothers. We nurture and nourish and bring comfort to our mothers today in ways they need and understand (not our ways and needs). Mercury (talk) and Moon (mother) enter Taurus Sunday, too. We speak comforting words and create beauty and the Art of Living for our mothers. Tuesday early morning is the Taurus new moon. Sun/Moon in Taurus—creating a new moon. The personality-building keynote for

ARIES Mar21–Apr20 You could feel the need to spend and spend. However, it’s best to restrict this desire. If you must, concentrate on preparation of foods, water, medicines, things needed in case of emergency. I know this may be difficult for a fire sign to concentrate on details needed for this task. However, it may save your life. Be a leader in this. Others will learn and follow.

TAURUS Apr21–May21

Taurus is, “Let struggle be undismayed.” It reveals the Ray 4 of Taurus—understanding harmony emerges from conflict and chaos. The Moon is exalted (works well) in Taurus. And Taurus is the Mother of all forms. It’s a time of stability, we don’t want change, we don’t want hurry or stress or disharmony. We want a comforting couch to sit upon, to rest; fine foods; quality friendships; art and beauty. Amidst this kindly scene, Uranus quietly shifts into Taurus (8:16am west coast time, Tuesday). And a new rhythm begins. From out of the darkness of form, a newly awakened perception of Light is “seen”: From darkness to light, the unreal to the real, from chaos to beauty.” More on Uranus next week. important to use your resources to prepare for the future. Not a retirement far-off future, but soon into the future. Let’s consider the following. What would you do without food, power, water or gas for your car? What can you do now that would care for you, loved ones, family and friends should any type of emergency occur? Because you’re the sign of balance, you must balance this reality with previous future hopes.

SCORPIO Oct23–Nov21

A growing sense of importance and a new state of selfidentity begins to be realized by you along with a new level of courage. Others see this, too, and they call upon you for strength, leadership and knowledge. You have dreams and visions concerning future accomplishments. Soon others will join your visions and bring new Aquarian community ideas into form and matter. Concentrate on vivifying your health.

Wherever you are, no matter whom you’re with, something fiery seems to pulsate and things swift and moving seem to be on the verge with everything changing minute by minute. These energies are complex and almost not understandable. It’s best to agree with everyone, take yourself far away somewhere, seek the silence of clouds, oceans, sand, gardens, trees, forests and stars. They make everything as new within.

GEMINI May 22–June 20

SAGITTARIUS Nov22–Dec20

Your energies are slowly receding to a place of rest and reflection. It’s good to read about communities during this time, considering how you would create community, what community means to you, and what talents you bring to a community you would choose to help create and live in. Turn inward more and more. A spiritual circadian-rhythm time schedule emerges.

Money’s something you simply can’t understand at times. Don’t try. You’re experiencing a secret wound somewhere. Being creative becomes an overwhelming feat. There’s so much approaching, you can’t decide things anymore. Try not to burn out with anxiety. You wish for safety in relationships but only sense the past. The only thing left are friends who are serious and responsible. They care for you.

CANCER Jun21–Jul20

LE0 Jul21–Aug22 I often tell everyone that Leos need praise and recognition so they can evolve more easily. This is true. There will be upcoming new and challenging work you might consider doing. You will have assistance from colleagues who recognize and respect you and the outcome will be more than good. This will be gradual and take some time. You will develop the needed fortitude and patience.

VIRGO Aug23–Sep22 Your mind is focused on learning something large and important. You are also thinking about teachers who helped develop your mind, providing new avenues of thought, perceptions and creative ideas. You might want to be in touch with what your true hopes and wishes are. And resume studies set aside long ago. You may also want to travel. Desire, independence and aspiration lead you.

LIBRA Sep23–Oct22 Are you concerned with money and finances? It’s

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CAPRICORN Dec21–Jan20 This month allows you to be freer than usual, setting its pace according to your needs, calling for you to seek all types of creative art forms, to have fun, and to be a bit more social. Home is the best place to be after a long trip. As you look around you’ll see the opportunities to change its appearance, expanding its comfort and joy and creating art of living there. Your home loves you.

AQUARIUS Jan21–Feb18 Be the family member everyone can communicate with. Reach out to everyone with this in mind. Refrain from solving problems, offering advice, making judgments, stating opinions. True communication occurs, continues, and lasts when listening is the main component. People communicate so they can be heard. They don’t communicate in order to be advised. Knowing this changes our lives.

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PISCES Feb19–Mar20 Two tasks occupy your mind. Tending to money and finances; arranging and beautifying your environment. First, either set up a new account or take your money out of the bank and buy gold and silver. Tithe regularly. Create a time schedule for organizing your environment. Set up shelves; give away what’s not being used. Don’t hesitate; be lavish in these tasks. Beauty is at stake. Without beauty, order and organization, you simply cannot function well.

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While the past becomes more visible, especially in dreams, you gradually become more visible in social groups, in the work you’re accomplishing at home and in the world. It’s most important you listen to others without judgments, opinions, taking sides, or giving advice. You have many ideas, and much thinking, based on the past. Events now will bring you into the present/future.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000662 The following Married Couple is doing business as CONNECTED ELECTRIC. 2605 SOQUEL DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065. County of Santa Cruz. LUANNE CHRISTIAN MOORE & ROBERT SEAN MOORE. 2605 SOQUEL DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065. This business is conducted by a Married Couple signed: ROBERT MOORE. 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 April 10, 2018. Apr. 18, 25, May 2 & 9.

2018. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, & 16. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000687 The following Individual is doing business as ERINCO CAPITAL. 4481 MERLIN WAY, SOQUEL, CA 95073. County of Santa Cruz. JEFF WILLE. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: JEFF WILLE. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/24/2011. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Apr. 16, 2018. Apr. 25, May 2, 9 & 16.

NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000703 The following Individual is doing business as SEABRIGHT KIDS. 307 CALEDONIA ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. TRICIA THEODOSIS. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: TRICIA THEODOSIS. 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 Apr. 17, 2018. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, & 16.

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 May 21, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 4 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in Santa Cruz County, California, once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: Apr. 6, 2018. Paul P. Burdick, Judge of the Superior Court. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, & 16.

CHUNILAL MISTRY & RAXABEN AJAY KUMAR MISTRY. 110 SAN LORENZO BLVD., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060 This business is conducted by a Married Couple signed: AJAY MISTRY. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/25/2018. Original FBN number: 2016-0001083. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Mar. 26, 2018. May 2, 9, 16, & 23.

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THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF TERRI LYNNE LAURICELLA CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV01169. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner TERRI LYNNE LAURICELLA has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: TERRI LYNNE LAURICELLA to: TERRI KAILANI FONSECA. 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 June 8, 2018 at 8:30 am, in Department 4 located at Superior Court of California, 701 Ocean Street. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. A copy of this order to show cause must be published in the Good Times, a newspaper of general circulation printed in

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000688 The following Individual is doing business as SUNRAE GARDENING. 454 34TH AVE., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. ALYSON RAE HANSON. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: ALYSON RAE HANSON. 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 Apr. 16,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000681 The following Individual is doing business as RELLY INTERIOR DESIGN. 615 WINDHAM ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062. County of Santa Cruz. ARIELA NAJMAN. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: ARIELA NAJMAN. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/13/2018. This statement was filed with Gail L. Pellerin, County Clerk of Santa Cruz County, on Apr. 13, 2018. Apr. 25, May 2, 9, & 16. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

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CHANGE OF NAME IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. PETITION OF DANYA TERESA LOYO SANCHEZ CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO.18CV00601. THE COURT FINDS that the petitioner DANYA TERESA LOYO SANCHEZ has filed a Petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for an order changing the applicants name from: DANYA TERESA LOYO SANCHEZ to: DANYA LOYO. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000693 The following Individual is doing business as TRANSFORMING HOMES 2 SELL. 3909 TERRA LANE, SOQUEL, CA 95073. County of Santa Cruz. CONNIE G. EELLS. This business is conducted by an Individual signed: CONNIE G. EELLS. The registrant commenced

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 20180000712 The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as THRIVE ONWARD. 5200 IRONWOOD DRIVE, SOQUEL, CA 95073. County of Santa Cruz. THRIVE II, LLC. 5200 IRONWOOD DRIVE, SOQUEL, CA 95073. AI# 6610393. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company signed: KIMBERLY CARTER GARBLE. 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 Apr. 19, 2018. May 2, 9, 16, & 23.

REFILING OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT WITH CHANGE FILE NO. 2018-0000590 The following Married Couple is doing business as A R M ONLINE TRADING. 504 C FRONT ST., SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. County of Santa Cruz. AJAY KUMAR

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FRITTATA W/ SHALLOTS & PANCETTA Ingredients 8 oz. pancetta, diced 6 oz. shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 12 eggs ¼ tsp. kosher salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 oz. Gruyère cheese, grated 2 Tbsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling 8 oz. mixed salad greens 1 to 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

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THOMAS WITZ, 42-Year Customer, Santa Cruz Occupation: Landscape manager, Coastal Evergreen Company Hobbies: Tennis, cooking, organic gardening Astrological Sign: Leo Who or what first got you shopping here? A neighbor. He said he loved this store. I was more of a So Cal kinda guy and was used to big supermarkets. I stopped in and was astounded! Shopper’s had more products than the larger markets in a much smaller space and it was way easier to shop here. They even had my favorite Italian espresso. Just like that Shopper’s became my main store! One of the things that I really like is their local produce, mostly organic, which is priced better than all the other stores.

What do you like to cook? I cooked at the Crepe Place for 8 years, also Riva Fish House on the wharf. I love making seafood gumbo, and enjoy barbecuing salmon and culotte steaks. I was a vegetarian for a long time so I often lead with veggie dishes such as home-made pesto from my garden, stir fries and soups, like potato leek and kabocha squash. But I now eat meat regularly. My sister was visiting and I bought a brisket. Shopper’s butchers trimmed the fat and it was really good. I have fun in the kitchen. It’s relaxing. Shopper’s carries all that I need, including a wonderful spice section.

What would you tell someone new to the community about Shopper’s? If you are only going to shop one store, Shopper’s should be that store because of quality, variety and convenience. I know they’ll always have what I need, so that makes it easy for me. Shopper’s cheeses and wines are fantastic and their wine specials are terrific. The butchers are knowledgeable and the checkers are really friendly. I feel welcomed here. I like shopping and supporting local businesses. My good friend Terry, his daughter, is married to Andre (Beauregard), so now Shopper’s feels even more local for me!

“If you are only going to shop one store, Shopper’s should be that store because of quality, variety and convenience.’’

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