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Grape Point We would like to take this opportunity to clarify any confusion or misconception that may have arisen as a result of the recent article (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Crash of the Flying Cigar,â&#x20AC;? Jan. 16) regarding the closure of Le Cigare Volant Restaurant (nĂŠ Cellar Door). While we are on the subject of â&#x20AC;&#x153;cellar doors,â&#x20AC;? note that our stunningly beautiful tasting room was more or less integrated into the workings of the restaurant, sharing proximal space, but it continues to remain open for (monkey) business, Wednesday thru Sunday for tastings, retail sales and wine by the glass. We are still hosting First Friday events, throwing pickup parties for our DEWN members and offering customized, private tasting experiences for oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next special occasion. We have returned to the roots of what we do best; cultivating distinctive, thoughtful wines that tell a story; that

represent a strong sense of place, or terroir, as those French might say. Wonderful things are in the works for Bonny Doon, but I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say more at this time. Stay â&#x20AC;&#x153;d*ooned.â&#x20AC;? RANDALL GRAHM Owner, Bonny Doon Vineyard

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No Reservations I went to the Cellar Door on a Thursday night. It hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been open that long, so maybe it was

in its inflationary phase. I was informed by a snippy hostess that I needed reservations. No, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. If I want to go out on a Thursday night in Santa Cruz, there are plenty of places to eat. You have competition, so turn the tables over faster or put better customer service people at the front door. I should have been apologized to; instead, I was made to feel stupid because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to eat at their restaurent. I had no idea that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cigare Volantâ&#x20AC;? was the new name of the Cellar Door, but I never would have gone there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying Cigar?â&#x20AC;? Is there a more unappetizing image than that of a cigar thrown down on the sidewalk? Cuz thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I think of when I see that phrase. What WERE they thinking? I would assume it is a restaurant that lets people smoke at the tables. I know that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be true, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the subliminal message. LINDA ROSEWOOD

Not So Bright Re: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glowing Painsâ&#x20AC;? (Currents, Jan. 16). Jack Sales correctly points out that proper shielding of the LED lights would aim the light at the ground, not in directions where it is not wanted. The city should have considered such shielding, especially since UC Santa Cruz is home of one of the most prestigious astronomy departments in the world. Furthermore, as anyone who has purchased the new LED Christmas lights knows, a colored mantle in front of the LED can change the observed color to any shade desired. The idea that bright white light is required for public safety, while seemingly intuitive, is just not true. This has been debunked by several controlled studies. PAUL PRETO

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Currents FRIEND IN HIGH PLACES Former SCPD spokesman Zach Friend has impressed many on the local political scene with the way he’s handled his first challenges as District One supervisor.

Baptism by Firing Pin In his first month on the job, county supervisor Zach Friend has already had to navigate a high-profile gun control issue—a fitting introduction for an intriguing political upstart BY JACOB PIERCE

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ew county supervisor Zach Friend has some experience that sometimes comes in handy in his new job. He used to be a rock star. “You learn to market,” says Friend, the former guitarist for Santa Cruz band Blueprint. In 2005, Friend and the band won Metro Santa Cruz’s Gold Awards for best musician and best band. “How do you meet people, and how are you willing to talk about you to the public? And it’s tough because you’re putting yourself out there. A lot of people don’t succeed in either venue.”

Friend, who turns 34 years old next month, is also the former chair of the Santa Cruz Democratic Party, and worked on both of Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaigns. He regularly appears at Planet Cruz comedy shows. And until recently, Friend was the brash crime analyst and spokesperson for the Santa Cruz Police Department, where he was known to drop f-bombs in news interviews. But he says his new postition hasn’t caused him to make any major changes in his style. “I don’t make apologies for my

personality,” Friend says. “I became county supervisor, and still am on a local comedy show. I think that shows there are a lot of facets to individuals, and why they can be good representatives. I don’t think we’re fighting for representatives that are pilgrims and puritans. I think we want people that have lived real lives and had real experiences.” Friend has a way of getting people’s attention—and not just for his booming baritone voice or good looks. Police deputy chief Steve Clark, Friend’s former coworker, calls the

supervisor “a kick in the pants.” “He was a lot of fun to work with, great sense of humor,” says Clark. Former Santa Cruz Sentinel editor Tom Honig says Friend reminds him of late Santa Cruz mayor Mardi Wormhoudt in his ability to analyze data and create realistic goals. “She didn’t make a lot of blind promises,” Honig says. “And when she did make commitments, she did them in reasonable ways, not pie-in-the-sky ways. And I see Zach as capable of that kind of ability.” County treasurer Fred Keeley remembers about a decade ago when Santa Cruz progressives used to get together and wonder where the next generation was. Then suddenly Friend and a few others got involved in the local Democratic Party organization and started rising through the ranks. “He was clearly one of the folks who was the most active, the most willing to roll up his sleeves and get things done, the most willing to engage in something I have almost no [patience] for, which is central committee work,” Keeley says. Does he remind Keeley of anyone? “Smart, young, ambitious, goodlooking, good sense of humor,” Keeley says, pausing. “He reminds me of Zach Friend.”

Loaded Chambers Two weeks after taking office, Friend found himself studying up on the first controversial issue he had to deal with as an elected official: county gun shops. When First District Supervisor John Leopold learned that business owners planned to open a new gun shop in Live Oak, he recommended a temporary moratorium. He wanted to give his staff time to study the issue and determine whether or not to implement a permitting process similar to the ones already in place in Santa Cruz and Capitola.


Political Upstart â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has really good perspective at a lot of different levels of government, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really sharp,â&#x20AC;? says Carol Fuller, elected member of the Santa

Cruz Democratic Party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all expecting great things from him.â&#x20AC;? Fuller isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only one who sees Friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential. County treasurer Keeley, who served in the California legislature for six years himself, says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a matter of time before a seat opens up in either the state senate or assembly. But when it does, he adds, there will be steep competition from other talented county politicians. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any pressure mounted on Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political golden child, Friend doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to be feeling it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think a lot of steps down the road,â&#x20AC;? Friend says of the future. The music in Friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is set to shuffle, playing an odd mix of Tesla, Natalie Imbruglia, the Goo Goo Dolls and Snoop Dogg. He has a San Diego Chargers helmet on his filing cabinet and on the floor a black-and-white picture of himself with Barack Obama that he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hung yet. Having just returned from a trip Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration, Friend looks to be enjoying the warm January day and the view he has of the Monterey Bay out his fifth-story window. He says he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the idea of state or national politics because he likes coming home to his wife (and assistant Santa Cruz city manager) Tina Shull at night. And he wants to start a family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t emit the odor of ambition,â&#x20AC;? Honig says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a lot of other opportunities outside of Santa Cruz. I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here because he likes it. I always felt that question from job interviews about where you see yourself in 10 years was stupid, because you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even gotten the job yet.â&#x20AC;? Keeley says he can tell Friend knows how to dream big simply from what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already accomplished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like people who are ambitious,â&#x20AC;? Keeley says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not very impressed with people who decide their twenties or thirties is the highlight of their life. Zach has aspirations in his life. Perhaps those are electoral. I suspect they are, but at a minimum they are to occupy, as time goes on, increasing positions of responsibility. One path to that is to elected life, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be.â&#x20AC;? 0

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Rhetoric was at a fever pitch at the public hearing. In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Connecticut, people made allusions to Cain and Abel, as well as the Holocaust. But former police spokesperson Friend tried to keep the discussion in perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the comments focused a lot more on the national debate about gun rights,â&#x20AC;? said Friend, who supported the temporary measure and called it a land-use issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the political discourse on this issue is such that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re boxed into one side or the other, meaning that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re either someone who supports the Second Amendment, or someone who wants to keep our kids safe, and those arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mutually exclusive. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate that a lot of times elected officials are forced to chose between these false choices.â&#x20AC;? Leopold liked the way both Friend and former legislator Bruce McPherson, another first-time supe, handled the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were very good,â&#x20AC;? Leopold said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were able to handle the issue in the contest they were presented, they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t swayed by the emotion. For their first real meeting, they asked good questions, and I was glad they joined with me.â&#x20AC;? Friend added, though, that the 45day moratorium, which passed on a 5-0 vote, should not be extended to the full two years allowed under the ordinance, saying that would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;totally unacceptable.â&#x20AC;? There are many other issues on the horizon. Parts of the second district have serious needs in terms of roads and law enforcement. And land-use decisions could shape the future of shopping centers like Rancho Del Mar and Aptos Village. Friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stances on transportation and the widening of Highway 1, something he supports, could help shape his legacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nuanced in his opinions,â&#x20AC;? former Sentinel editor Honig says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to say before he says itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;unlike a lot of people in elected office.â&#x20AC;?


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Bark Matter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rescued Sea Lion Gets New Home: Whirlybird Entertaining Visitors at Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shedd Aquarium,â&#x20AC;? read the triumphant Sentinel headline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whirlybird Makes His Windy City Debut!â&#x20AC;? proclaimed the Marine Mammal Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog. Yes, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re referring to the sea lion found on a Live Oak beach last July with gunshot wounds to his head. The now-blind animal was rehabilitated by the Marine Mammal Center for several months before boarding a FedEx plane for Chicago. And yes, since early January he has been delighting audiences at Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed aquarium, which brings in over 2 million annual visitors. But no, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see or hear about Whirlybird if you actually go to the Shedd Aquarium. Any true aspiring superstar knows he must leave behind his former identity if he wants to truly make it in show biz. Norma Jeane Mortenson became Marilyn Monroe. Fred Austerlitz grew up to be Fred Astaire. And with MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jersey Shore, Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi transformed into the beautiful butterfly known worldwide only as Snooki. Our star of the sea, too, has left his old identity to recede with the sands of the outgoing tide. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official: The artist formerly known as Whirlybird is dead. But Cruz is going to be a smash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth sea lion, an energetic youngster born in 2011, is totally blind from a gunshot wound. Cruz, named for the Santa Cruz, California, beach where he was rescued, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let his lack of vision slow him down,â&#x20AC;? boasts the Sheddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, which provides biographies of all its featured animals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cruz is doing very well. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very curious, very fearless, he is learning a lot of different behaviors,â&#x20AC;? says the Sheddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andrea Smalec. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shedd has a tradition of naming rescue animals from the locations of where or near they were found,â&#x20AC;? she adds. Another sea lion at the Shedd is named Biff after â&#x20AC;&#x153;a place along the Pacific Coast where sea lions live.â&#x20AC;? Jim Oswald of the Marine Mammal Center admits he has no idea why Whirlybird was originally named

after a helicopter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With so many patients we get in, a lot of times they get veryâ&#x20AC;Śinteresting names,â&#x20AC;? he says.

Monster Mashes From Booneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm to the saccharine blackberry and blueberry wines popular throughout the Midwest and South of the U.S., fruit wine has, over time, developed the reputation of being a rather down-home delicacy. But as of this month, Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-accepting reach has officially extended into the world of fruit wine, with DIY homebrewers creating innovative batches of upscale sippers sourced from their own front yards. The Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project and its director Steve Schnaar have teamed up with the Museum of Art and History for â&#x20AC;&#x153;DIYine: A Celebration of Homebrewing.â&#x20AC;? The event, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 2, will bring together homebrewers who have concocted everything from traditional homebrewed beer to elderberry wine and pear port. Non-alcoholic options include earl grey soda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole underground movement of homebrewing,â&#x20AC;? explains Schnaar. With tickets on a sliding scale from $20-$50, the event is a fundraiser for the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a three-year-old organization that brings groups of 10-15 to urban fruit trees around the Santa Cruz/Live Oak area to harvest fruit that would otherwise go to waste (the owners of the fruit trees sign up to participate). Some harvesting events are followed by a workshop on topics such as making sauce, drying fruit, cider pressing and olive curing. Some of the wines will be made with fruit harvested from the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna be a mix. With fruit wine, sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic and sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little weird. You can just mash up some fruit and see what happens, or you could look at it as an art,â&#x20AC;? says Schnaar. Brewers get free admission to the event, by the way, so long as they bring enough of their product to share. 0


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A LADY CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T DO NOTHINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WITHOUT FOLKSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TONGUES WAGGINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bridget Henry, curator of the new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exhibit, at work on her print â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Murder in the Red Barn.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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he first time renowned Santa Cruz printmaker Bridget Henry heard Tom Waits was in 1992, when a friend put â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tango Til Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Soreâ&#x20AC;? on an unmarked mixtape.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was no info on it,â&#x20AC;? remembers Henry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had no idea who Tom Waits was, and I had no idea who sang that song, but I just kept on playing it over and over again. Even just that line, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;falling out of a window with confetti in your hair.â&#x20AC;? Is confetti really coming out of your hair? How are you falling? I kept having all these questions, and images.â&#x20AC;? Though Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; body of work has been pored over, dissected and subdivided from nearly every possible angle, it is incredibly almost never considered in the proper context of the Northern California landscapeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; despite the fact that Waits has spent half his career living in Sonoma County, where he relocated from

Southern California just as he was moving into his most experimental phase. There are actually two reasons for this Bay Area snub: first, because Waits so famously came out of the L.A. underground in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s, and then began making music that seemed removed from space and time. Second, Waits has succeeded where so many artists of his stature have failed in keeping his private life privateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many of his fans donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know that he lives in Sebastopol, where he is regularly spotted, but rarely bothered. And yet, that uniquely NorCal brand of boho is exactly what her first Waits experience evokes for Henry to this day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That song really kind of encapsulates that time period in my life, which was living on Seabright, hearing the people ride their skateboards home from the Seabright Breweryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;chick-a, chick-a, chick-a down the

sidewalk. My housemate with her ferret. When I hear that song, all that comes back to life,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tango Til Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Soreâ&#x20AC;? is a song from 1985â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rain Dogs, the middle album is what is generally considered a Waits trilogy, starting with 1983â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swordfishtrombones and concluding in 1987 with Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wild Years. Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experimentation in that period led to his flat-out most insane outpouring of creativity with his next record. On 1992â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bone Machine, he bombed rock & roll back to the Stone Age with a series of bizarre tunes that seem to exist in some kind of hallucinatory Philip K. Dick conspiracy theory, in which all eras of music, culture and murder exist at the same time. Despite winning critical acclaim and a Grammy, it remained divisive and dangerous enough to mainstream audiences to legitimately qualify as the most important cult record of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s.

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This was the next Waits record Henry discovered, in appropriately odd circumstances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually found the CD,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was in a lost and found, and nobody came back to claim it. I started listening to it, it was all scratched up and messed up. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the cover on it.â&#x20AC;? Once again, she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the questions or images it conjured up out of her mind. So much so that two decades later, she has just finished one of her biggest prints ever, a piece inspired by the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Murder in the Red Barnâ&#x20AC;? off Bone Machine. The longer one talks to the mildmannered Henry about the subject, the more it becomes clear that what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really been building for the last 20 years is a Tom Waits obsession, one that will culminate this week with opening night of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;? at the Felix Kulpa Gallery. As curator, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rounded up 15 other artists to help her create a multimedia exhibit of works inspired by Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; music. All of them are creating original pieces specifically for this showâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; prints, sculpture, paintings, book art, film and more. Though sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been seriously thinking about doing an exhibit like this for at least a couple of years, she got the green light from Felix Kulpaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gallery director Robbie Schoen last October, and has been coordinating the other contributions as well as creating two pieces herself ever since, with increasing intensity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my mind, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a really quick turnaround,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could probably see working on this for a year, just personally. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped thinking about it. For the last month, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I think about.â&#x20AC;?

Come On Along Nathan Goodman, a Santa Cruz assemblage artist whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participating in the show, got to experience firsthand how driven his friend Henry is about this project, quite literally. He was driving down Mission St. on the way to his house on the West Side one day when he realized he was being followed. When he parked at his place, it was Henry who pulled up behind him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been looking all over for you. I recognized your car,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? says Goodman. She then proceeded to

invite him to be in the show. Goodman hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listened to Waits for a few years, but he too remembers the first time he heard Waits. He was in his friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2122;64 Ford Falcon, and they were driving around Davis, where he grew up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had this tape deck that played a little bit faster than it should,â&#x20AC;? Goodman says. Suddenly, Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dark-carnival anthem â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Black Riderâ&#x20AC;? came on, an already freaky song about drinking blood and using skulls for bowls made even more outlandish by the fact that it was playing at the wrong speed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was my first and most poignant exposure to Tom Waits. I thought â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is crazy.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? When he started thinking about what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d contribute to the show, he went back and revisited the song. All heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say about his 3-D piece for the show is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;machine-type thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to make noise and move around,â&#x20AC;? which sounds about right. Another artist in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;? exhibit who is drawing on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Black Riderâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the album of the same name, which was Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1993 follow-up to Bone Machine and was made up of songs he wrote for a 1990 playâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is Rob Reger. Best known for the Emily the Strange character, Reger got his start in Santa Cruz as an artist in the local skateboarding culture, and has stayed connected to the community here though he now lives in Berkeley. When Henry asked him if he wanted to be in the show, he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it was a no-brainer. I was like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Reger has been listening to Waits since he picked up Swordfishtrombones in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s, and in preparation for the project, he went back and submerged himself in the music from all of Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; different periods. He was somewhat surprised to find it was The Black Rider that inspired him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not my favorite album,â&#x20AC;? he admits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way down there. But I particularly like doing these collages with messed-up human figures.â&#x20AC;? Since The Black Rider represents Waits at the height of his sideshow grotesquery, it was a perfect match. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question in Regerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been inspired by Waits in his artistic career.

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OVERSTREET ART Melody Overstreet, a Santa Cruz artist who like Henry lives in the Campo Verde complex just north of Santa Cruz, works on book art for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be,â&#x20AC;? he says.

Haunted Houses Reger has kept in touch with Henry through the intriguing little self-contained coastal neighborhood where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lived since 1996. Five miles north of Santa Cruz off Highway 1, its official name is Camp Green, though residents call it Campo Verde. The property, probably a square acre or so in size, was once home to a migrant workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mess hall. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s several rental houses with no fences between them, each just a short walk to the ocean, or a Brussels sprouts field, or the railroad tracks, or the communal fire pit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a good friend of the compound for a long time,â&#x20AC;? says Reger. Many of the residents at Campo Verde are artists, and Henry recruited a handful of them, plus a former neighbor there, Dave Gardner, for the show. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitting, because Campo Verde

is in many ways responsible for this exhibit in the first place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of us listen to Tom Waits, so he was kind of on all the time,â&#x20AC;? says Henry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I brought up this idea and a lot of the people I live around are artists, and they all got excited about it. That started a conversation that made me think â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to do this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? But as in most of Waits songs, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much more to it than there first appears. In fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to say that Campo Verde has been haunted by Tom Waits, starting with the annual neighborhood talent show. Somebody always seems to do something related to his music, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cover song, or a piece of performance art, or in the background of a movie clip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Talentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is loose. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a real talent show, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just fun. There is real talent, and then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just goofy things. But one year we were just like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the hell? Can we have another Tom Waits song?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It was a little too much that year,â&#x20AC;? says Henry. He even came up six years ago when Campo Verde held a sculpture


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School Variations Another recurring link in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;? is artist and musician Paul Rangel, who is not only contributing work to the show, but has had at least two-thirds of the participating artists as students, including Henry, in his 30 years of teaching at UCSC. Rangel is taking a different approach from many of the artists in that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not focusing on any particular album or song, but on Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work as a whole. He says he once considered Waits roughly on par with Bob Dylan and Randy Newman as a musical icon, but no more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tom Waits has surpassed both of them, I think, in the way in which heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dramatically evolved, and gone into sonic dimensions of his music that are so original,â&#x20AC;? says Rangel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His risk-taking really sets him apart.â&#x20AC;? He also sees an authenticity in Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songwriting that grounds the theatricality of his delivery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real life in his tales,â&#x20AC;? he says. And like Henry, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawn to the many questions left unanswered in Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songs, the relentless ambiguity created not just by lyrics, but by an intersection of narrative and mood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this floating reasoning in his songs,â&#x20AC;? says Rangel.

Nothinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Strange Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precisely what led Henry to put 50 hours of carving into â&#x20AC;&#x153;Murder in the Red Barn,â&#x20AC;? of which sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making seven prints. (Her other print for the show was inspired by â&#x20AC;&#x153;16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Sixâ&#x20AC;? from Swordfishtrombones.) Though there seem to be about a dozen subplots in Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Murder in

the Red Barn,â&#x20AC;? all of which may or may not be linked, Henry zeroed in on the central question it never answers: What exactly happened in the red barn? Whatever it was, it sounds pretty sinister. But Henry saw another question inside that question. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the same time,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the line â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always some killing you got to do around the farm,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; something like that. You live on a farm, you have chickens, you eat your chickens. You have cows, you milk your cowsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you might kill your cows. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a little blood on the ax, and is that something nefarious, or is it just day-to-day life?â&#x20AC;? Despite the dense lyrics, she was determined to capture the essence of Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; storytelling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other artists will take a different approach, I know, but my approach is Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m interested in the story, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m interested in the narrative. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like trying to re-tell a dream. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capture everything, so you have to find the elements that work,â&#x20AC;? she says. The interpretative quality of the process is part of what drew her to the idea in the first place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m interested in how you can pass inspiration through different art media,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d read about that with jazz, that a lot of painters during the time of the Harlem Renaissance were inspired by jazz, and the music would inspire their paintings. And then Langston Hughes was inspired by the paintings. It just kept going, there was this circuitous inspiration that would happen.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the things that are most complicated about Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the ambiguity, the dark and sometimes socially unacceptable subject matter, the not-always-easy human truths in the chaosâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that make his work the ideal basis for the exhibit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, that was the perfect fit,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone told me go and do a bunch of artwork based on music that inspires you, some of it would be a struggle, and some of it would be easy. I feel like with him, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost too easy. Like he did all the work, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like reading a book, and all the images are just pouring in.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; runs Feb. 1-24 at Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St. in Santa Cruz. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 1 from 5-9pm.

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festival and (due to heavy rains and a lot of washed up wood) driftwood art became the central theme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I just read an interview with Tom Waits, and he said he hates driftwood sculptures.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We were like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What if we have our Tom Waits show and somebody does a driftwood sculpture? If he comes, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be so disappointed,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? says Henry, who suddenly realizes the idea for this show stretches back even farther than she thought. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess it must have been floating around back then.â&#x20AC;?


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A E! SEE THAT MY CAVE IS KEPT CLEAN Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Craig Prentice performs as Hermit Convention at the Crepe Place on Feb. 6.

Closing the Loop When your one-man band is as strange as Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hermit Convention, the strangest thing you can do is go straight BY AARON CARNES

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he latest album by Craig Prenticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-man-band Hermit Convention, Cough Syrup Coffins, is his most experimental record to dateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which is to say that it was recorded in an actual studio, with drums, guitar and backing vocals. For a guy whose previous low-fi recordings had him singing to bass guitar loops in his bedroom, this is wacky stuff. The decision to incorporate more instruments on Cough Syrup Coffins wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something he planned on. Prentice recorded the songs in a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio because the friend owed him a favor and let him record for free. Once there, his suggested that Prentice

experiment a little bit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dude, we have a whole studio. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do what we can. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put layers on it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I was kind of reluctant. He handed me a guitar after we laid down the bass. He pushed me to create new parts. He was kind of my producer,â&#x20AC;? Prentice says. Much like the new recordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuller sound, Prenticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial decision to start the one-man bass-driven Hermit Convention was something that he stumbled upon. Back in 2008, while still playing guitar in local indie rock band Depth Charge Revolt, he decided to try out a looping pedal, because other members of his

band had been using them. He tried constructing little songs at home by building loops with his guitar, but he never really cared for any of it. Once he plugged in his bass, though, he fell in love. He started to write songs by building two or three bass loops and singing over it. He was always concerned with giving these ditties a pop structure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was kind of like a challenge to write a complete song like that. It was like this confining thing that actually helped me be more creative. With looping, it forces you to keep it minimal. Giving yourself limitations can be liberating,â&#x20AC;? Prentice says.

The outcome of these limitations resulted in very simple catchy songs. But they had a raw, offbeat sound about them that was uniquely weird. It was familiar, but totally alien. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I appreciate things that are different and push the envelope of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acceptable, but at the same time I definitely like it to retain that core, some semblance of making sense,â&#x20AC;? Prentice says. As a pop songwriter, Prentice took greatest influence from bands like Guided by Voices and Mountain Goats (both of whose early work were also very much lo-fi). Not only did he write melodies in a similar vein, but like these artists, he took great pains to write thoughtful, interesting lyrics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just thought that for this to work, the lyrics would have to be something people could latch on to. If it was boring, it just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to fly. The musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already kind of boring,â&#x20AC;? Prentice says. He spent the lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of his songwriting time crafting lyrics, the outcome of which are abstract stanzas that contain powerful, emotive sentencesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;yet donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily make logical sense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely stream of consciousness and full of imagery. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know what they mean sometimes. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of like interpreting a dream,â&#x20AC;? Prentice says. The reaction Prenticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and fans have had thus far is mixed. There are, of course, those die-hard lo-fi fanatics that would prefer Prenticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recordings always have hiss and pops on it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people are like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When are you going to make something like your old stuff?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Other people tell me I should get a band. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m kind of in the middle,â&#x20AC;? Prentice says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enhanced the songs, in my eyes.â&#x20AC;?

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Stage THEATER â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rosa Parks: A Simple Act of Courageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Zora! A one-woman show about the life of Harlembased writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Wed, Jan 30, 7pm. Free. Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.459.1861.

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&217,18,1* Little Shanghai A week-long event featuring work by talented local painter and muralist Elijah Pfotenhauer. Proceeds in part benefit the artist. www. paintedladder.com. Jan. 28â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 2; 5-9pm. $2 beers. 831.458.2460. 1010 Cedar St, Santa Cruz.

Events LITERARY EVENTS

Stormy Strong Punk musicians Stormy Strong and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance will perform. Sat, Feb 2, 9pm. Free. The Jury Room, 712 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.7120.

Art MUSEUMS &217,18,1* Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Free First Friday. View the exhibits for free every first Friday of the month. Docent tours at noon. First Fri of every month, 11am-6pm. Spotlight Tours. Bringing the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. First Sat of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.

GALLERIES 23(1,1* Cellar Door Cafe Bonny Doon Vineyard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the Crow Fliesâ&#x20AC;?: Paintings by Scott Rasmann explore the questions of where we came from and what happens after we die. Reception features wine by the glass specials. Fri, Feb 1, 3-5pm. 831.425.6737. 328 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz.

Felix Kulpa Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cemetery Polkaâ&#x20AC;?: Sixteen artists present original work inspired by Tom Waitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; music. Thu-Sun . Thru Feb 24. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

Santa Cruz County Bank â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Dreamsâ&#x20AC;?: Six local artists

Author Event: Talya Lutzker The author will share information on traditional Indian Ayurvedic cooking and healing from her cookbook, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thu, Jan 31, 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

Community Poetry Circle Poetry writing workshop led by Magdalena Montague, local poet and teacher. Sat, Feb 2, 10am-12pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7717.

Storytime Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories. Mon, 11am. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

LECTURES Ancestry.com workshop Instructions for using Ancestry.comâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library Edition to find census records, immigration information and more. Registration required. Sat, Feb 2, 2-3:30pm. Scotts Valley Library, 230-D Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, 831.427.7712.

Culture-Change Workshop The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Awakening the Dreamer; Changing the Dream Symposiumâ&#x20AC;? is a workshop featuring talks from a variety of leading organizations working to create an environmentally sustainable, just and meaningful human presence on the planet. Sat, Feb 2, 1-5pm. $15 donation. Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, 831.247.6150.

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A workshop on how to check out library materials for Kindle, Nook, iPad or other electronic device. Thu, Jan 31, 3-4pm. Free. Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.427.7713.

Ethics Lecture Jan Boxill will speak on the topic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Using Sports as a Public Forum for Ethicsâ&#x20AC;? at the third annual Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture hosted by the UCSC Philosophy Department. Thu, Jan 31, 4pm. Free. Humanities Lecture Hall, UC-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz.

Skin Health Talk â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Night of Beautyâ&#x20AC;? is a presentation about skin health from a licensed esthetician from Acure Organics, plus a make-up class, product samples and glass of Allure champagne. Preregistration required. www.newleaf.com. Wed, Jan 30, 6-8pm. $5. New Leaf Market Westside, 1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.426.1306x107.

The Writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey Local author Laura Davis presents a monthly evening of writing practice for aspiring writers. Bring a notebook and pen. Mon, Feb 4, 7:30pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.460.3232.

newdogsintown.com Mon, 8:45-9:45am. Free. Aptos Beach staircase, 1049 Via Palo Alto, Aptos.

Eating Disorders Resource Center Meeting Groups will be led by Kimberly Kuhn, LCSW and Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW. First Fri of every month, 6-7:30pm. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, 408.559.5593.

Friday Shakespeare Club The club is seeking new members to join them in the study of the Bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays. www.fridayshakespeare.org. Fri, Feb 1, 10am-12:30pm. First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.421.0930.

Insight Santa Cruz Meditation sits, talks and discussions every day of the week. Learn the formal practice of meditation and engage with a community dedicated to reducing suffering by cultivating compassion. Visit www. insightsantacruz.org for specific times and more information. Ongoing. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.

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NOTICES Beat Sanctuary A dance class for exploring authentic movement as connection, exercise, prayer and spiritual practice. Wed, 7:30-9:15pm. $15. Santa Cruz Yoga, 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, 831.227.2156.

Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bridge Class A beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class in the popular card game. Partners not required. Call or email nlmbridge@yahoo.com to reserve a spot. First class is free. Mon, 6:30-8:30pm. Thru Feb 25. Santa Cruz Bridge Center, 2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200, Santa Cruz, 831.465.1234.

Cabrillo Youth Strings String players ages 5-18 are invited to audition for orchestral groups. Fri, Feb 1, 3:45-4:15pm. New Music Building VAPA 5000, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6101.

A Course In Miracles Study Group A weekly meeting on learning how to forgive and live in peace. Drop-ins are welcome. Thu, 7-9pm. The Barn Studio, 104b Park Way South, Santa Cruz, 831.272.2246.

Dog Hikes Santa Cruz International Dog Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community hosts a weekly one-hour, easy hike along the beach for dog lovers and their pets. www.

Spiritual teacher Dominique Free leads a weekly class on cultivating the consciousness to heal, overcome, succeed and create miracles. Thu, 7-8pm. Conscious Lounge, 1651A El Dorado Av @ Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.359.0423.

NAACP Santa Cruz Membership and Leadership Outreach Effort Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend meetings of the NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch #1071. First Mon of every month, 7:30pm. Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 517 Center St, Santa Cruz.

Overeaters Anonymous Sundays 9-10:15am at 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. Wednesdays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln #303, Watsonville and 6:30-7:30pm at 335 Spreckles Dr Ste A, Aptos. Thursdays 1-2pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 5, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz. Fridays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln, #303, Watsonville. Wed-Fri-Sun. 831.429.7906.

PHR/SPR Certification Program A 12-week course in Human Resources certification from the Northern California Human Resources Association. Once a week thru April 17. www.nchra. org. Wed, Jan 30, 6-9pm. $1,129. Dominican Hospital,

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rosa Parks: A Simple Act of Courageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Need a boost of courage? Get inspired to be your best self with a dramatic portrayal of Rosa Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life, leading up to the infamous day in 1955 when she refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a thing or two we could all learn from the mother of the modern civil rights movement. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7pm at the Stevenson Event Center, UCSC Campus, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz. Free event. 1555 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, 415.291.1992.

Qigong Flow Led by Bonnie Eskie, MFT. Tue, 10-11am. $10-$12. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.515.4144.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives American Red Cross will be hosting several mobile blood drives in Santa Cruz County throughout the month of February. Feb 1 at 440 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Serenity Firstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pagans in Recovery A 12-step meeting with a Pagan flair where guests are free to discuss their nature-based, goddesscentered spiritual paths. Sun, 7pm. The Sacred Grove, 924 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1949.

Support and Recovery Groups Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assn, 831.464.9982. Cancer: Katz Cancer Resource Center, 831.351.7770; WomenCARE, 831.457.2273. Candida: 831.471.0737. Chronic Pain: American Chronic Pain Association, 831.423.1385. Grief and Loss: Hospice, 831.430.3000. Lupus: Jeanette Miller, 831.566.0962. Men Overcoming Abusive Behavior: 831.464.3855. SMART Recovery: 831.462.5470. Trans Latina women: Mariposas, 831.425.5422. Trichotillomania: 831.457.1004. 12-Step Programs: 831.454.HELP (4357).

The Hakomi Method An overview of the Hokomi method for mindfulnessbased personal growth, featuring exercises and a discussion. Fri, Feb 1, 6:309pm. $15. Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.466.9497.

Volunteers Needed Mountain Community Resources is currently recruiting volunteers to help with its annual phonea-thon fundraiser, which will take place throughout February. Sign up by calling or emailing Amanda Robinson: arobins10@yahoo. com. Mountain Community Resources, 231 Main St, Ben Lomond, 831.335.6609.

Yoga Instruction Pacific Cultural Center: 35+ classes per week, 831.462.8893. SC Yoga: 45 classes per week, 831.227.2156. TriYoga: numerous weekly classes, 831.464.8100. Yoga Within at Aptos Station, 831.687.0818; Om Room School of Yoga, 831.429.9355; Pacific Climbing Gym, 831.454.9254; Aptos Yoga Center, 831.688.1019; Twin Lotus Center, 831.239.3900. Hatha Yoga with Debra Whizin, 831.588.8527.

Zen, Vipassana, Basic: Intro to Meditation Zen: SC Zen Center, Wed, 5:45pm, 831.457.0206. Vipassana: Vipassana SC, Wed 6:30-8pm, 831.425.3431. Basic: Land of the Medicine Buddha, Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, 831.462.8383. Zen: Ocean Gate Zendo, first Tue each month 6:30-7pm. All are free.

AROUND TOWN Contra Dance A beginner-friendly dance hosted by the Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz featuring string music by Bandemonium. www. santacruzdance.org. Fri, Feb 1, 8-11pm. $10 donation. Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton.

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Homebrewingâ&#x20AC;? will feature a tasting of homemade fruit wines, meads, beers and soft drinks plus hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and a silent auction fundraiser for the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project. Reserve a spot online at www.fruitcruz.org/events. Sat, Feb 2, 6-9pm. $20-$50 sliding scale. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.

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Local Natives Sweet harmonies and tight musicianship underscore bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album, Hummingbird. Jan 30 at Fox Theater.

Ian Hunter Frontman of Mott the Hoople and Mick Ronson afďŹ liate sings for all the young dudes. Feb 1 at the Fillmore.

Rebeca MauleĂłn JesĂşs Diaz, Carlos Caro and other Latin jazz greats join pianist in Afro Kuban Fusion group. Feb 2 at SFJAZZ Center.

Solange BeyoncĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger sister, whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;Losing Youâ&#x20AC;? is one of the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best pop singles. Feb 5 at the Independent.

People Under the Stairs Sometimes, you have to write a bad review of a show. Take note: these guys will write back. Feb 6 at Slimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.

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A dramatic portrayal of Rosa Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life leading up to her famous Montgomery, Alabama bus protest. Tue, Feb 5, 7pm. Free. Stevenson College Event Center, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3729.

present their viewpoints on dreams and surrealism through a variety of media. At Santa Cruz County Bank locations in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. Mon-Thu, 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm & Fri 9am-6pm. Thru April 26. Free, 831.457.5003. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz.


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Father John Misty is a bit of an enigma. Whether this is intentional, drug-induced or inherent, he sidesteps easy understanding and classification. Dwelling somewhere between neo-Beat-folkster and psychedelic wanderer he creates songs about sex, drugs and death, driven by his clear, strong voice and high-spirited guitar work. Also known as singer-songwriter J Tillman and Josh Tillman, former drummer for Fleet Foxes, Father John is a modern day troubadour, throwing curveballs at convention and clearing his own path through the 21st-century music machine. Rio Theatre; $17.50; 8pm. (CJ)

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to guess Hillstomp took their name from RL Burnsideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hill Stomp Holler,â&#x20AC;? because this duo from Portland has a hell of a lot of Burnside in them. They also cover RLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-known song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Down South,â&#x20AC;? so I guess it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much of a guess, was it? Still, in an era when everyone and their brother seems to be starting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;punk-blues duo,â&#x20AC;? none of them seem to capture that raw, swampy sound quite like these guys. If Burnside got his wish, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in heaven sitting down listening to Hillstomp. Crepe Place; $12; 9pm. (SP)

A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician who has sold over 17 million albums in the U.S. alone, Jackson Browne is synonymous with 1970s rock. His long list of hit songs includes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doctor My Eyes,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Running on Emptyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take It Easyâ&#x20AC;? and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s held up as one of the finest songwriters of his generation. But Browne has another dimension to his high-profile life: heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a longtime activist who has put his energy and music behind a variety of political and environmental issues from anti-nuclear activism to presidential campaigns and music education. His current acoustic tour sees him playing guitar and piano, revisiting songs from throughout his storied career. Civic Auditorium; $50.50-$81.50; 7:30pm. (CJ)

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You know Django, right? No, not the Django of Tarantinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film, but the innovative French guitarist who created the passionate genre of Gypsy Jazz. North Bay natives Beso Negro certainly have, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve adapted and molded his smooth 1930s style into their own modern rhythm of fast-moving beats that encourage fast-moving feet. These guys proved themselves worthy of late-night excitement when security had to come shut them down during their 2012 performance at Outside

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;=<2/Gj " TOMMY EMMANUEL A master of the fingerstyle guitar technique, Tommy Emmanuel has bridged the distance between his native Australia and traditional American roots music styles, eliciting a sense of awe from audiences along the way. A natural musician, Emmanuel comes from humble beginnings. At the age of 4 he picked up his first guitar. By the time he was 6 he was a professional musician, on the road with his family, trying to make ends meet by playing gigs wherever they could. Drawing comparisons to Les Paul, Eric Clapton and his mentor Chet Atkins, Emmanuel is regularly listed among the elite guitarists of all time. Rio Theatre; $25 gen/$35 gold; 7:30pm. (CJ)


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Ladysmith Black Mambazo “... sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” — Paul Simon

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Film Capsules

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New AMOUR (PG-13; 135 min.) Acclaimed French drama from writer-director Michael Haneke explores the nature and challenges of love in this story of a couple in their 80s that won the Palme dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cannes Film Festival, and is nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (Opens Fri at the Nick)

BULLET TO THE HEAD (R; 91 min.) As if beamed to 2013 via time machine, this action movie not only stars Slyvester Stallone and Christian Slater, it was directed by Walter Hill (48 Hrs.), and has a Foreigner song in the trailer! Also like an â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s action movie, the plot is about stuff that blows up, and the people who make it blow up. (Opens Fri at Scotts Valley, Green Valley, and Cinema 9)

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STAND UP GUYS (R; 94 min.) While the idea of senior-citizen bad guys getting together for one last job is far from originalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Crew, Tough Guys, etc.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;none of those movies had both Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in them (plus a bonus Alan Arkin!). Between this and giving up the Ricky Roma role to play Shelley Levine in the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, Pacino seems to be finally taking old

Movie reviews by Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack

age gracefully. (Opens Fri at Del Mar) TROPIC THUNDER (2008) This Ben Stiller flick is the kind of movie that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound funny when someone tells you about it, but is hilarious when you actually see it. How to capture the comic glory of Simple Jack? Or Jack Black running in slow motion yelling â&#x20AC;&#x153;My ass!â&#x20AC;? See? Definitely a Have To Be There film. (Plays Fri and Sat at midnight at Del Mar)

WARM BODIES (PG-13; 105 min.) Another addition to the budding zom-com genre has a zombie falling for stillalive Julie (Teresa Palmer). Clearly infused with more heart (a beating one) than the generally rather cynical films in this vein, it also attempts to unite the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fastâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;slowâ&#x20AC;? camps of zombie fans by having both. (Opens Fri at Aptos, Cinema 9 and Green Valley)

Showtimes are for Wednesday, Jan. 30, through Wednesday, Feb. 6, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

APTOS CINEMAS 122 Rancho Del Mar Center, Aptos 831.688.6541 www.thenick.com

Warm Bodies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:30; 3:40; 6; 8:10. Lincoln â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:45; 4; 7:15. Zero Dark Thirty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:15; 4:30; 7:45.

CINELUX 41ST AVENUE CINEMA 1475 41st Ave, Capitola 831.479.3504 www.cineluxtheatres.com

Argo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:10; 7:30. Gangster Squad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:15; 10:15. Les Miserables â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3; 6:30; Fri-Wed 11:45; 3:10; 9:30. Life of Pi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4:45; 9:55; Fri-Wed 11:15; 4:45; 6:30. Parental Guidance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:40am. Silver Linings Playbook â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1; 4; 7; 9:45.

The Hobbitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wed-Thu 12:30; 4:10; 8:15; Fri-Wed 12:40; 4:30; 8:15. (No Mon 8:15pm) The Last Stand â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:40; 7:35. Life of Pi 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3:50; 6:55; 10:10; Fri-Wed 1; 4; 7; 9:55. Mama â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12; 2:35; 5; 7:45; 10:20; Fri-Wed 12:10; 2:35; 5; 7:45; 10:20. Parker â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:40; 4:40; 7:15; 9:55; Fri-Wed 1:10; 4:40; 7:25; 10:15. Plan 9 From Outer Space â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 7:30pm. Running with Scissors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 9pm. Josh Groban Live â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mon 7:30pm. MET: Maria Stuarda Encore â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 1/6 6:30pm.

CINELUX SCOTTS VALLEY STADIUM CINEMA 226 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley 831.438.3260 www.cineluxtheatres.com

Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com

Bullet to the Head â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Thu 10pm) 12:30; 2:45; 5:15; 7:45; 10:15. Warm Bodies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Thu 10pm) 11:45; 2:10; 4:40; 7:20; 9:45. The Impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 11; 1:40; 4:20; 7; 9:45. Argo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:30; 9:55; Fri-Wed 4:45; 6:45. Broken City â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 11:10; 1:45; 4:30; 7:30; 10:10; Thu 11:10; 1:45; 4:30. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 9:45pm. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 11:55; 2:20; 4:55; 7:30. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:30; 9:20. The Impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1:40; 4:20; 7; 9:45; Fri-Wed 11; 1:40; 4:20; 7; 9:45. The Last Stand â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:20; 2; 4:45; 7:20; 10. Les Miserables â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:55; 6:30; Fri-Wed 11:30; 3:15; 9:30. Life of Pi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 6:30pm; Fri-Wed 11:15; 2; 6:30. Mama â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:40; 2:10; 4:40; 7:10; 9:40; Fri-Wed 11:40; 2:15; 4:55; 7:30;

Armour â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 12:15; 3:15; 6; 8:45. Hyde Park on Hudson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3; 7:30. Lincoln â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:30; 3:30; 6:30; 9:10; Fri-Wed 12:30; 3:30; 6:30; 9:30. Quartet â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:40; 3:45; 6:15; 8:30. Rust and Bone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 5; 9:40. Silver Linings Playbook â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:20; 4; 6:40; 9:10; Fri-Wed 1:20; 4; 6:45; 9:15.

Movie 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:15; 2:45; 5:15; 7:45; 10:15; Fri-Wed 7:45; 10:10. Parental Guidance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1:30; 4; Fri-Wed 11:55am. Silver Linings Playbook â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 12:45; 3:45; 6:45; 9:30. Zero Dark Thirty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:30; 3; 6:30; 10; Fri-Wed 11:30; 3; 6:30; 10. Lawrence of Arabia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 7pm; Sat 11am.

RIVERFRONT STADIUM TWIN

GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8

DEL MAR 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 www.thenick.com

Stand Up Guys â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 2; 4:10; 6; 9:20. Argo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3:30; 8; Fri-Wed 2; 7:30; 10:15. The Impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:50; 4:20; 7; 9:30; Fri-Wed 4:30; 7; 9:30. Les Miserables â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:45; 4; 7:30; Fri-Wed 1:20; 6:15. Tropic Thunder â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Sat midnight.

NICKELODEON

155 S River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701 www.regmovies.com

Movie 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 3; 5:15; 7:30; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 12:45pm. Zero Dark Thirty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 4; 8 plus Sat-Sun 12:30pm.

SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9 1405 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 www.regmovies.com

Bullet to the Head â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Thu 10pm) 12:30; 3; 5:30; 8; 10:30. Warm Bodies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Thu 10pm) 12; 2:45; 6; 8:25; 10:45. Broken City â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 1:10; 4; 7; 10; Thu 1:10; 4; 7. Django Unchained â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:30; 6; 9:30; Fri-Wed 1:20; 6:10; 9:35. Gangster Squad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 12:10; 2:45; 5:20; 8; 10:40; Thu 12:10; 2:45; 10:40; FriWed 1:30; 4:20; 7:40; 10:40. (No Wed 1/6 4:20; 7:40) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:30pm; Fri-Wed 2:50pm. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:15; 4:45; 7:30; 9:45; Fri-Wed 12:20; 5:10; 7:30; 9:45. A Haunted House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 12:20; 5:10; 10:30; Thu 12:20; 5:10.

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1125 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com

Bullet to the Head â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:15; 3:15; 5:15; 7:20; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 11:15am. Warm Bodies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:45; 4:15; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11:15am. Broken City â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:45; 6:50; 9:30. Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1pm; Fri-Wed 1:15; 5:15; 9:45. Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:45; FriWed 3:15: 7:20 plus Sat-Sun 1:15pm.

A Haunted House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 10; Fri-Wed 7pm. Gangster Squad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 7; 9:45. The Last Stand â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 4; 6:50; 9:30. Life of Pi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wed-Thu 1; 4; 7:15; 9:45; Fri-Wed 1:45; 4:15; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11:15am. Movie 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:55; 3; 5:05; 7:15; 9:45; Fri-Wed 9:45pm. Parental Guidance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:45. Parker â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4; 7; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11am. Silver Linings Playbook â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4; 7; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11am.

Reviews ARGO (R; 120 min.) Actors play CIA agents all the time, but CIA agents playing actors? You know Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna love that. So now we have actors playing CIA agents playing actors in this new film based on an actual 1979 event (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadian caper,â&#x20AC;? as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now known) in which operatives pretended to be movie-biz types making a film called Argo, in order to rescue diplomats trapped in Iran. Ben Affleck directs and stars. BROKEN CITY (R; 115 min.) Mark Wahlberg plays an ex-cop named Billy Taggart (duh!) out for revenge after heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double-crossed and framed by Russell Crowe as a corrupt mayor. Just picture the exciting final confrontation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi mayor, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the mayor! Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that working out for you? Say hi to your mother for me!â&#x20AC;? DJANGO UNCHAINED (R; 147 min.) Quentin Tarantino uses the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s version of the Columbia Lady in his pretitles, but Ride Lonesome was a mere 73 minutes long, while the unkempt sprawl of Django Unchained exceeds the bounds of the Western movie/slavesploitationers that Tarantino is raiding. Django Unchained sits solidly in Tarantinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comfort zone, with a combination of lowkey speechifying and big payback. It is, however, Samuel L. Jackson who catalyzes everything Tarantino has to say about slavery. (RvB) HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R: 88 min.) Thankfully not from the people who brought you Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, this action updating of the fairy tale characters is from writer/director Tommy Wirkola, who did the fantastic Norwegian zom-com Dead Snow. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the Grimm siblings after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown up and taken up a crusade against black magic. A HAUNTED HOUSE (R; 95 min.) Co-writer and star Marlon Wayans is a long way from the glory days of the first, ingenious Scary Movie (a franchise which, despite never having had a watchable sequel, is also returning this year). Apparently, he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get his brothers on board for this similarly themed parody of current horror films (mainly Paranormal Activity). If Keenen and Shawn are okay with the atrocious Dance Flick, but not thisâ&#x20AC;Śthatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just scary. (SP)

THE LAST STAND (R; 113 min.) Korean director Jee-woon Kim, who was responsible for the amazing I Saw the Devil, gets his first shot at a Hollywood film. Not just any Hollywood film, but a Hollywood action film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. This time, Sheriff Arnie and his less-than-exemplary deputies are the only thing standing between an escaped drug lord and the Mexican border. MAMA (PG-13; 106 min.) Super-creepy-looking horror flick from director Andres Muschetti (with a stamp of approval from producer Guillermo de Toro) tells the story of a young couple charged with raises two girls who were left alone in the woods for five years. MOVIE 43 (R; 90 min.) When a comedy tries to sell itself entirely on how gross and over-the-top its humor is, you can usually bet thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much else there. And indeed, this longtime project of Peter Farrelly, featuring a hodgepodge of tasteless skits, is painfully unfunny. Ironically, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost easier to appreciate the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bottom-scraping joke attempts intellectually than it is to laugh at them. As in, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ah, I see the joke is that Hugh Jackman has a pair of testicles on his chin, thus making Halle Berry uncomfortable on their blind date. What a wacky idea! Maybe they can do something funny with itâ&#x20AC;Śnope.â&#x20AC;? The all-star wasted cast also includes Kate Winslet, Dennis Quaid, Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, Terence Howard and Stephen Merchant. PARKER (R; 118 min) Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more or less an entire alternative economy powered by Jason Statham movies in which he plays an honorable bad guy who gets double-crossed and turns on the other bad guys. This is the latest entry, in which he plays a thief left for dead by his former crew who plots his revenge. RUST AND BONE (R; 120 min.) Marion Cotillard plays Stephanie, a trainer of killer whales in this acclaimed romantic drama from director Jacques Audiardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;although with so many people using the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;killer whale trainerâ&#x20AC;? without a hyphen, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think it was psycho thriller. Matthias Schoenaerts plays Ali, a street fighter who bonds with her after a shocking accident.


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JUST SOW UCSC alum Renee Shepherd grows and tests up to 300 varieties of seeds for her global business.

Growth Potential BY CHRISTINA WATERS

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growing and testing up to 300 varieties of seeds each year, she writes awardwinning books on cooking, pickling, canning and growing that have become staples in contemporary kitchens and greenhouses. Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own acres in the San Lorenzo Valley produce exciting, newly discovered flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables from around the world. Her network of collectors, growers and farflung seed-savers could have taught Mark Zuckerberg a thing or two. And her own fascination with history and cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the seeds that carry those

deep narratives in their own genetic memoryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;did the rest. But it comes as no surprise to those of us who have followed her astonishing career over the years that Shepherd is still reinventing her mission and throwing her considerable energies into yet new offshoots (sorry, it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be helped) of her growth industry. Her newest passion involves partnering with school programs focusing on garden â&#x20AC;&#x153;classrooms,â&#x20AC;? where young students can learn to grow nutritious foods, and then learn techniques to prepare and cook this

blown away by the non-stop variety of winter salads coming from the kitchen of 9ObVS`W\SAbS`\ at :O>]abO. My recent favorite chicory salad from La Posta involved three gorgeous varieties of bitter chicories, purple radicchio and two other cousins, bathed in a lemony vinaigrette, and tossed with sliced oranges, pistachios and a ricotta salata cheese. The lovely tartness of the lettuces showed well against the succulent citrus and crunch of toasted nuts. 1C:7</@G9C2=A( Congratulations to 6SWRWAQVZSQVb of 4SSZ5]]R4]]Ra 1ObS`W\U and >W[BSQVO[cO\dWdWb of 1VSh>W[ for their winning recipes at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3rd annual 5]]R4]]R /eO`Ra. Schlechtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning Damson Plum Jam, and Chez Pimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flavor King Pluot Jam, were among the finalists, with Chez Pim taking the top award. Local DS`dS1]TTSS@]OabS`a also won in their category with an Ethiopian Birhanu and Elida Estate Green-Tip Gesha from Panama. Next time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at your farmers market, look for Schlectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plumline label. And when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at Verve (41st Avenue or downtown Santa Cruz) try one of the two award-winning coffees. 0

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freshly harvested produce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with these programs is one of the very best parts of my job,â&#x20AC;? she recently told me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because I get to be involved with people giving hope and making real change.â&#x20AC;? Each year Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden donates seeds to organizations and schools working to improve economic conditions and to promote sustainable gardening. The Health, Wellness & Environmental Studies School in Jonesboro, Arkansas is one of these beneficiaries. So is Seeds for Peace International in Saratoga Springs, New York. Closer to home, Reneeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeds fuel the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food,What?â&#x20AC;? program in Santa Cruz, where teenage growers raise food for low-income families. Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fundraising Program for Schools and Non-Profits last year partnered with 77 organizations to further the ideals of sustainable growing, hands-on community involvement and terrific flavors. Her fans stay busy year-round tuning in to www.reneesgarden.com and cruising through the articles, growing tips, heirloom seed varieties and seed packets, and recipes. Kudos to Renee Shepherd, who has put her time, energy and creative intelligence where her mouth is.


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Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide Our selective list of area restaurants includes those that have been favorably reviewed in print by Santa Cruz Weekly food critics and others that have been sampled but not reviewed in print. All visits by our writers are made anonymously, and all expenses are paid by Metro Santa Cruz.

Symbols made simple:$= Under $10$$= $11-$15$$$ = $16-$20$$$$ = $21 and up Price Ranges based on average cost of dinner entree and salad, excluding alcoholic beverages

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APTOS $$ Aptos

Ambrosia India Bistro Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a 207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610 comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. www.ambrosiaib.com

$$ Aptos

Britannia Arms

$ Aptos

Heatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Patisserie

$$$ Aptos

Severinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill

$$ Aptos

Zameen Mediterranean

8017 Soquel Dr, 831.688.1233

7486 Soquel Dr, 831.662.3546

7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987

American and specialty dishes from the British and Emerald Isles. Full bar. Children welcome. Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-6pm. Open daily 11am to 2am. Bakery and deli. f. A wide variety of Parisian style pastries, breads and American baked goods baked fresh on site daily. Hot breakfast and lunch available daily. Enjoy with our organic coffee and espresso. Delicious, custom built wedding cakes available. Open 6am Mon - Fri, 7am Sat - Sun. Continental California cuisine. Breakfast all week 6:30-11am, lunch all week 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm. www.seacliffinn.com.

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. Fresh, fast, flavorful. Gourmet 7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465 meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.

CAPITOLA $$

Geisha Sushi

Capitola

Japanese. This pretty and welcoming sushi bar serves 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328 superfresh fish in unusual but well-executed sushi combinations. Wed-Mon 11:30am-9pm.

$$$

Shadowbrook

Capitola

1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

$$$

Stockton Bridge Grille

Capitola

231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

$$$ Capitola

Zeldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

California Continental. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm. Mediterranean tapas. Innovative menu, full-service bar, international wine list and outdoor dining with terrific views in the heart of Capitola Village. Open daily.

California cuisine. Nightly specials include prime rib 203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900 and lobster. Daily 7am-2am.

SANTA CRUZ $$$ Le Cigare Volant Santa Cruz 328 Ingalls St, 831.425.6771

Featuring vibrant, seasonally driven cuisine that pairs effortlessly with Bonny Doon Vineyard wines. Menu changes weekly to spotlight the freshest, local, organic and biodynamic ingredients. Bring friends, meet new ones, and dine ensemble, while embracing community and cuisine.

$ Charlie Hong Kong California organic meets Southeast Asian street food. Organic Santa Cruz 1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664 noodle & rice bowls, vegan menu, fish & meat options, Vietnamese style sandwiches, eat-in or to-go. Consistent winner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Cheap Eats.â&#x20AC;? Open daily 11am-11pm $$ The Crepe Place Crepes and more. Featuring the spinach crepe and Tunisian Santa Cruz 1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994 donut. Full bar. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-midnight. $$

Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest Seafood. Fresh seafood, shellfish, Midwestern aged beef, pasta Santa Cruz 2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560 specialties, abundant salad bar. Kids menu and nightly entertainment. Harbor & Bay views. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ Gabriella Cafe Santa Cruz 910 Cedar St., 831.457.1677

Califormia-Italian. Fresh from farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets organic vegetables, local seafood, grilled steaks, frequent duck and rabbit, famous CHICKEN GABRIELLA, legendary local wine list, romantic mission-style setting with patio, quiet side street.

$$ Hindquarter Americana. Ribs, steaks and burgers are definitely the stars. Santa Cruz 303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770 Full bar. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm. $$ Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s California/full-service bakery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Santa Cruz 1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135 Eggs Benedict in Town.â&#x20AC;? Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Halfprice appetizers; wines by the glass. Daily 8am-9pm. $$

Hulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Grill â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Vegas meets â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s Waikiki. Amazing dining experience in Santa Cruz 221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852 kitchy yet swanky tropical setting. Fresh fish, great steaks, vegetarian. Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close.




India Joze

Santa Cruz 418 Front St, 831.325-3633

$$ Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harborside Santa Cruz 493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering, culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday 11:30-9pm. Special events most Sundays.

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Seafood/California. Fresh catch made your way! Plus many other wonderful menu items. Great view. Full bar. Happy hour Mon-Fri. Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm. Open daily.

$$$ La Posta Italian. La Posta serves Italian food made in the old styleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782 simple and delicious. Wed-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-9:30pm and Sun 5-8pm.

Silk road flavors. Fresh, nourishing and delectable Mediterranean cuisine with a unique Afghan twist. Patio dining. Open daily for lunch 11:30-3pm & dinner at 5pm.

Louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cajun Kitchen $$ Santa Cruz 110 Church St., 831.429.2000

Laissez les bons temps rouler at this cool, funky Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;awlins-style celebration of food, libations and bluesy sounds. Start with a Hurricane as you peruse our menu of serious cajun goodness.

$$ Olitas Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. Santa Cruz 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393 $$ Pacific Thai Thai. Individually prepared with the freshest ingredients, Santa Cruz 1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700 plus ambrosia bubble teas, shakes. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9:30pm.

Pono Hawaiian Grill $ Santa Cruz 120 Union St, 831.426.pono



Ristorante Italiano

Santa Cruz 555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

Authentic Hawaiian Island Cuisine! Featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Reefâ&#x20AC;? tropical bar. Large outdoor patio. Variety of poke, wraps, salads, vegetarian, all entrees under $10! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aloha Fridays,â&#x20AC;? Hawaiian music and hula! Open 11-10pm Sun-Wed,11-11pm Thur-Sat!

Italian-American. Mouthwatering, generous portions, friendly service and the best patio in town. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am, dinner nightly at 5pm.

$$ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing California / Brewpub. Enjoy a handcrafted organic ale in the Santa Cruz 402 Ingalls Street, Ste 27 taproom or the outdoor patio while you dine on Bavarian pretzels, 831.425.4900 a bowl of french fries, Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best fish tacos and more. Open everday noon until 10pm. Food served until 7pm.

Soif Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and $$ Santa Cruz 105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020 flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Dinner MonThu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 4-9pm; retail shop Mon 5pmclose, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close. $$ Stagnaro Bros. Seafood and more. Family owned since 1937. Fresh seafood, Santa Cruz 21 Municipal Wharf, 831.423.2180 pasta and steaks . Kid friendly. Panoramic ocean views from the main dining room and Upper Deck Lounge. Large outdoor fish market on site with 20+ types of fresh fish. Open daily at 11am. $$ Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Santa Cruz 710 Front St, 831.427.4444

Pizza. Pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, wings, desserts, beers on tap. Patio dining, sports on HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups and catering. Open and delivering Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Sun 11am-midnight.

SCOTTS VALLEY $ Heavenly Cafe American. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Large parties Scotts Valley 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd, 831.335.7311 welcome. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:15pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:45pm.

Jia Tellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $ Scotts Valley 5600 #D Scotts Valley Dr, 831.438.5005

Cambodian. Fresh kebabs, seafood dishes, soups and noodle bowls with a unique Southeast Asian flair. Beer and wine available. Patio dining. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.

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Laili $$ Santa Cruz 101B Cooper St, 831.423.4545


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DEADLINES

Call the Classified department at 408.298.8000 Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm

Fax your ad to the Classified Department at 831.457.5828

Mail to Santa Cruz Classifieds, 877 Cedar St, Suite 147, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Visit our offices at 877 Cedar St, Suite 147, Santa Cruz Monday through Friday 10am to 4:30pm

classifieds@metronews.com. Please include your Visa, MC, Discover or AmEx number and expiration date for payment.

For copy, playment, space reservation or cancellaion: Display ads: Friday 12 noon, Line ads: Friday 3pm

EMPLOYMENT $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 www.easyworkjobs.com (AAN CAN)

Executive Assistant III In Scotts Valley $25-30 per hour Expertise in MS Office, Outlook, Access Maintain calendars, book travel Train new hires KELLY SERVICES, 425-0653 e-mail: 1471@kellyservices.com *Never A Fee*

Loan Processor $20-$22 per hour Full Time Long Term At Reputable Bank in Santa Cruz 4-5 Years Experience Preferred Disclosures, Credit Checks, Escrow KELLY SERVICES, 425-0653 e-mail: 1471@kellyservices.com *Never A Fee*

Bilingual Receptionist In Santa Cruz $13-15 per hour Multi-line phones MS Word and Excel Full time, possible long term KELLY SERVICES, 425-0653 e-mail: 1471@kellyservices.com

Admin Assistant Tax Firm In Santa Cruz, 8am-5pm M-F $12-15 per hour, Jan-April 2013 Greet customers, multiline phones MS Word and Excel Math/Accounting Background a Plus! KELLY SERVICES, 425-0653 e-mail: 1471@kellyservices.com *Never A Fee*

Food production in Watsonville Day and Swing Shifts Available Cut/Batch Recipes, Lift up to 40 lbs. Must have a flexible schedule Fluent in English required, Bilingual preferred Must have reliable transportation Longevity in Work History a Plus! Temp-To-Hire  $8.50/hr. KELLY SERVICES, 425-0653 e-mail: 1471@kellyservices.com *Never A Fee*

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Homes REAL ESTATE SALES Approx. 4 acres located in Los Gatos Mountains with Beautiful views and all day sun. Redwood Trees proudly stand tall and are gathered in various areas around the property. Power at the street. Fenced. Well  required. Owner financing avail. Offered at $159,000.  Shown by appt. only.  Broker will help show.  Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

CREEK FRONT SETTING  Beautiful creek front setting with a pretty meadow. Sunny, happy place to garden. Bit of a rough road getting there and off the grid. Shown by appointment only.  Broker will help show. Offered at $157,000.  Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

GARDEN DELIGHT WITH AN OCEAN VIEW Permits approved for 2,500 SF house & workshop. Create your dream home in a good neighborhood! Peacefully private, pretty Meadowlike setting. Potential horse property. Good well with solar pump. Close to Aptos Village. Good Access, Easy terrain. Power at street. Private: Locked gate. Shown by appointment only.  Broker will help show. Offered at

RIDGE TOP LOG CABIN Owner Financing on this Fully Permitted, Log House on 40 Acres. Private, Sunny & Secluded. Backup propane generator, propane heat & hot water, well w/electric pump & working windmill pump. Internet service available. Completely off the grid. Offered at $595,000.  Shown by appointment only.  Broker will help show.  Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

PERFECT PERCH  Approx. 1/2 acre located in Boulder Creek with Stunning Views and many lovely Redwoods.  Design your dream home for this unique property.  Already has water, power at property line, Approved septic plan, soils report, and survey.  Plans Approved & Building permit ready to issue. Easy drive to town, yet feels private. Shown by appointment only. Offered at $60,000. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 www.donnerland.com

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