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Good Neighbors I am dismayed by the letter to the editor regarding the Neary Lagoon co-op (Letters, May 1). It is no longer a co-op. It is low cost housing skillfully managed by Mercy Housing. The problems that once existed, no longer do. I live next-door. It is a well-managed and vibrant community. I am very glad to be the neighbor of the people who live at Neary Lagoon. GERI LIEBY Santa Cruz

progress in educating people on mental health. I applaud you for covering various areas in the mental health debate from recovery to advocacy to family members, politics and discrimination. More positive and enlightening coverage of this issue is definitely needed. Please continue to do more reporting on mental health. HELENA LIBER Santa Cruz

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Re: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Misguided By Voicesâ&#x20AC;? (Cover, April 10): Thank you Ms. Perry for your thorough coverage in the Santa Cruz Weekly article on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Busting the Mental Illness Myths.â&#x20AC;? Articles such as yours are important because they explore how stigma impacts mental health consumers and hinders

The problem of saltwater intrusion in Santa Cruz County, especially in Pajaro Valley, was identified over 50 years ago, yet the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors postponed a decision to declare a south county groundwater emergency in 2008.

Equally important, the decision has not been revisited since then. The southernmost Soquel watershed drains into the Santa Cruz south county of Pajaro Valley; it seems appropriate to expect a response from the County Board of Supervisors in regard to the south county groundwater emergency, especially since a desal plant in Santa Cruz is under serious consideration. The only member to [dissent from the vote] to table the decision five years ago was then-chairwoman, Ellen Pirie. As reported in the Sentinel, she felt that declaring a groundwater emergency would â&#x20AC;&#x153;put the community on notice that the problem is serious and needs to be resolved.â&#x20AC;? I can strongly suggest no better time than the present to reopen the discussion. During the time the decision was being tabled, strawberry producers in Watsonville were enjoying recordbreaking seasons with an upward trajectory. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now many years later and the Capital Press just reported an â&#x20AC;&#x153;obliteratingâ&#x20AC;? record-breaking California season last year, the sixth record-breaking berry harvest in a row. Agricultural land in Pajaro Valley has continued to expand despite the longknown water overdraft. According to ScienceNotes from UCSC last year, land devoted to growing strawberries â&#x20AC;&#x153;ballooned from 27K acres in 2002 to 38K areas in 2012.â&#x20AC;? Agriculture in dry California is estimated to use more than 80% of available water. Big growers use a lot of water. In the five years since the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors postponed a decision to declare a south county groundwater emergency, it appears to not only be â&#x20AC;&#x153;business as usual,â&#x20AC;? but a green light for expansion. Perhaps it is time for a new decision that will â&#x20AC;&#x153;put the community on notice that the problem is serious and needs to be resolved.â&#x20AC;? If enough people write, the Board can be encouraged to reopen this unpleasant discussion. ROBYN COOPER Aptos


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n May 23, more than 1,400 delegates who make up the Boy Scouts of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Council will vote whether to end one type of discrimination based on sexual orientationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but leave another in place. The proposed resolution, which will be discussed at the palatial and fittingly named Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas, would officially open up membership to gay scouts under the age of 18. In a letter sent last month to delegates, Boy Scouts of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national president, Wayne Perry, cited the evolving attitudes toward gays and lesbians among scout parents under 50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe the BSA can no longer sacrifice its mission, or the youth served by the movement, by allowing the organization to be consumed by a single, controversial and unresolved societal issue,â&#x20AC;? Perry wrote.

While the landmark resolution, if approved, would open scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doors to gay boys, the organization would continue to bar gay and lesbian adults from serving as scoutmasters. Critics on both sides of the issue see the resolution as a baby-splitting attempt at compromise thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destined to fail. GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has actively campaigned for a complete repeal of the BSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ban on gay and lesbian participation. Following Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s April 19 letter, GLAAD Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro issued a scathing statement admonishing BSA for choosing to maintain the gay adult ban. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yet again, the Boy Scouts of America has failed its members, corporate sponsors, donors and the millions of Americans who agree that the time to end discrimination throughout scouting

is now,â&#x20AC;? Ferraro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By refusing to consider an end to its ban on gay and lesbian parents, the Boy Scouts have missed an opportunity to exercise leadership and usher the organization back to relevancy.â&#x20AC;? As it stands today, BSA policy prohibits what it calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexual advocacyâ&#x20AC;? of all kinds. Simply put, that means discussions about sex and sexuality are absent from the scouting curriculum altogether. Margaret Caldwell, director of field services for the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Boy Scouts Council, which serves 23,000 scouts in Santa Cruz County and three neighboring counties, says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexuality is not a part of our program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not here to talk about a subject matter that we believe belongs in the home or in the education system or however that works for individual families,â&#x20AC;? Caldwell says.

This stance has led to an atmosphere in scouting remarkably similar to the former tenets of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Ask, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Tellâ&#x20AC;? in the U.S. military. Ironically, many of those who remain adamantly opposed to any kind of institutionalized acceptance of gays use DADT to justify their position. John Stemberger, founder of onmyhonor.net, an online hub dedicated to opposing â&#x20AC;&#x153;open homosexuality in the Scouts,â&#x20AC;? says that accepting openly gay members into the BSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranks would be tantamount to endorsing the entirety of what he refers to as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;gay agenda.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being gay is not who you are, being gay is a political movement,â&#x20AC;? Stemberger says. While he admits that gay scouts and scout leaders are undoubtedly already involved in scouting programs all over the country, Stemberger believes that the BSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current policies prevent them from â&#x20AC;&#x153;hijackingâ&#x20AC;? the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national agendas. Zach Wahls, an eagle scout and product of a two-mother household, is familiar with Stembergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positions. In the past, the two have debated one another on CNN. Wahls helped found Scouts for Equality, an advocacy group promoting policies of nondiscrimination and tolerance within the BSA. He says that Stemberger and othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opposition to the proposed resolution can be traced to anxiety and ignorance. Wahls says that the BSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution is a step in the right direction, but it sends a particularly confusing message to scouts about their place in the organization after their 18th birthday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first time in decades that the Boy Scouts has ever considered lifting this policy in any respect, and we have to acknowledge that,â&#x20AC;? Wahls says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we also have to understand that somehow telling scouts that the day you turn 18, if you are a gay eagle scout you are no longer qualified to be a boy scout, that is just as damaging a message as telling that kid when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the program heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not good enough to be a scout.â&#x20AC;? 0


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tate Farm Arena in McAllen, Texas is about three times the size and capacity of the Kaiser-Permanente Arena in our little town, and is the home of the NBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developmental league champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers. They won the championship on April 27 against the Santa Cruz Warriors. The play was fast and aggressive, and the score fairly close most of the way. The Viper fans were excited, loud and happy as little clams by the end. You have probably already read all of that, but there are a couple of other thoughts that are, perhaps, worth pondering as the Santa Cruz Warriors end their inaugural season. Much less than a year ago, the Golden State Warriors, under new ownership, approached the City of Santa Cruz, proposing a publicprivate venture to move their newly acquired NBA D-League team from the frozen Dakotas to the Mediterranean climate by the bay. A mix of mostly excitement and some skepticism coursed quickly through City Hall and local homes and businesses. Why do very rich sports team owners need any help from local taxpayers? Will Santa Cruz support a professional sports franchise, given our preference for individual sports? (Think surfing, mountain and road biking, diving and stand-up paddle boarding.) Can locals afford professional sports prices? Where will they play, and where will we park? Is there enough time to get ready to tip off in December? In a display of mutual trust, civic pride and community betterment, our town said we can and should do this. In less than four months, the City Council had acted to make an informed, careful decision to enter into a business arrangement that brought the Warriors to town;

constructed a 2,700-seat temporary arena; negotiated a set of strong, but fair, operating conditions to address very legitimate concerns of local residents; and the game was on! Local folks flocked to the games. Businesses had more off-season customers. Sales tax revenues increased. Warrior gear was considered cool to wear and display. And, importantly, the team on the hardwood was great. Off the court, the Warriors established themselves as local stars who were kind, humble, community oriented and so darn sweet to kids that it made your heart swell. It is that aspect of the Warriors arrival that, perhaps, is the biggest added value to our little town. A dozen and a half young men, nearly all tall, athletic, smart and African American, grinding out hunger, helping school children read, introducing the little boys and girls to the ocean and its treasurers, and on and on and on. Each game was a mix not regularly seen in town. Old Santa Cruz, old people (like me), new Santa Cruz, young families and kids, kids, kids. All of these thoughts and memories of the Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first season ran through my tiny brain as I counted down the last seconds of the season with the team in Texas. The dunks, the steals, the heartstopping last-minute heroics from player after player in game after game will linger and then fade. What will not fade is the bright memory of happy children, excited about their new, very tall friends. Friends who not only played great basketball, but who talked to them, smiled at them, cared about them. That, my friends, is a welcome addition to our town. Guest contributor Fred Keeley is the Santa Cruz County Treasurer.


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COMING SOON TO YOUR BACKYARD Left to right: Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laurence Bedford, Ben Rice, Richard Stockton and John Sandidge on their trek of the coastline.

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he first thing to know about walking the California coastline, from Point Lobos to the Golden Gate Bridge, is that it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly legal. But when you have a radio host with you, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk his way out of. The same goes for the professional entertainer. And the lawyerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;well, it never hurts to have a lawyer along, does it?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes you have to trespass!â&#x20AC;? declares John Sandidge, the snowy-haired host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please Stand By,â&#x20AC;? the in-studio live music show on KPIG, as we make our way up Highway 1 in his Grand Marquis. Also in the car are Richard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sticky Icky Dicky Bobâ&#x20AC;? Stockton, the 64-year-old comedian behind the Planet Cruz variety show and attorney Ben Rice, also 64, perhaps best known locally for his advocacy of medical marijuana. Clad in jeans and thermals, and loaded on coffee (and a peanut butter cookie for Sandidge), the trio is ready for one of their weekly coastal walks.

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Sandidge, the oldest of the crew by a decade, is the one responsible for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outing, and several others like it over the last two years. He, Stockton and Rice, along with Laurence Bedford, who owns the Rio Theater and wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to make it today, have so far walked just under 100 miles of consecutive coastline in 5-6 mile increments, driving to one location one week, then picking up where they left off the following week. The rules are simple: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beach area, you walk on it,â&#x20AC;? says Sandidge, who feels that when it comes to exploring the California coastline, the ends justify the means. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There should be a walking path along our beaches,â&#x20AC;? he insists. For now, the men make their own trails. Sometimes thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an animal path they can follow, or thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a low tide and enough beach to walk on. Sometimes they have to traipse through brambles of blackberries. After one of their walks,

Sandidge discovered eleven ticks on his leg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to find,â&#x20AC;? he says. Indeed. Or who will find them. Peter and Donna Thompson, authors of The Muir Ramble Route, a guidebook that traces John Muirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1868 walk from San Francisco to Yosemite, were surprised to one day find Sandidge and company wandering around in their yard several weeks ago. The Thompsons invited them in for coffee. They got to talking and it turns out they have the same hobby.

Step Up The Thompsons define this sort of long-distance walking as â&#x20AC;&#x153;urban backpacking.â&#x20AC;? The goals of traditional backpackingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to walk from one spot of natural beauty to anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;almost always require an automobile to get â&#x20AC;&#x153;to natureâ&#x20AC;? in the first place. The Thompsons advocate taking it one step further by walking through cities to the natural areas.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is this idea of walking as a green, sustainable activity. Walking to take your vacation and to find enjoyment in your own local area and local nature,â&#x20AC;? says Peter, who believes walking is a vital piece of the conservation puzzle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our belief is, as more people see the natural beauty in their own areas, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll realize that the people who are trying to protect them arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crazy.â&#x20AC;? John Muir, the inspiration for the Thompsons and countless others (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask any person that backpacks who influenced you most, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll either be their scout leader or John Muir,â&#x20AC;? says Peter), would likely agreeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the ties between his 1,000-plus mile walks through natural areas and his founding of the Sierra Club are indisputable. Driving up Highway 1, Sandidge tells me the last time they hiked near this area, they came upon a long dirt path they thought would lead them to the beach. But instead they wound up on someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private property: A rusty pickup truck pulled up beside them and a menacing voice growled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You boys lost?â&#x20AC;? I instinctively suck in air with a deep hiss. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the stuff of latenight campfire stories, if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever

heard it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What did you say?â&#x20AC;? I venture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said we were lost,â&#x20AC;? Sandidge says with a shrug. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another time, we told somebody we were looking for a missing little boy. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Have you seen him? Have you seen our little boy?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Rice and Stockton chuckle from the backseat. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell whether this is joke laughter or knowing laughter, but I join in anyway. Of course, when John Muir walked, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a trespassing problem, says Donna. But today things are different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our culture we put great value on people being able to have private property and keep people off of it,â&#x20AC;? she warns.

One Everything With that in mind, Sandidge, Stockton, Rice and I set off into AĂąo Nuevo State Reserve a few miles north of Davenportâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one of only five breeding areas for elephant seals in the United States. Unfortunately, the season is just about over so we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see any today, says Sandidge. I make a mental note to come back next year. As we descend upon the beach I immediately feel dwarfed by the nature around us. There are sandy hills and rocky bluffs to my left tall

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Another time, we told somebody we were looking for a missing little boy. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Have you seen him? Have you seen our little boy?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; As the four of us move down the beach, we shift in and out of arrangements naturally, like the tide, walking sometimes in pairs, sometimes all in a row. Rice tells me that Stockton often walks by himself, scribbling ideas for jokes into his notebook. Stockton came unprepared today, with a straw cowboy hat, Los Angelesready sunglasses and street shoes, which he went home to change out of while the others were waiting to see if Bedford materialized. He and I walk together for a bit and I mine him for story ideas and writing tips. Eventually we stop to admire a collection of dark algae-covered rocks, visible in the low tide. I point out a maroon starfish clinging to one of the rocks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So why do you do this?â&#x20AC;? I ask. Stockton was the last to join the crew, and in fact missed the first couple

legs of their collective journey. He says he comes because it connects him to the earth and reminds him that everything is one. He tells me about a vision he once had (â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was on a substance, but stillâ&#x20AC;?) in which we humans were just like bubbles, floating next to the surface of the ocean, part of it all. We are made of water, after all. I inhale and take it in. We stand there for a moment, watching the waves roll in and then flatten back into the sea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, down in front!â&#x20AC;? comes the call. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see!â&#x20AC;? Sandidge and Rice have come up behind us, pretending the ocean is some crowded concert. We laugh and continue on. Bubbles bouncing in a row. The lack of a predetermined trail on this land frees us to direct our attention anywhere we like. In some places, the sand looks so pristine, like icing smoothed over a cake. In one spot the sand, wet with the trickle of fresh water coming down from the hills, sparkles with flecks of gold. In some places the rocks of the bluffs are draped in layers like gothic lace. In others theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stained deep rust red. Sandidge says the bluffs are constantly eroding and moving back. He says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a native Chumash word for this, called trancas. It means, â&#x20AC;&#x153;walking mountains.â&#x20AC;? We meander onward for another couple miles, over a big sheath of rock with billiard-ball-sized holes in it, filled with still water and the remnants of little crustaceansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shells. We traverse a shelf of spongy strawlike matter, and then move back down onto the sand. But our eyes, as they combed the beach, were too focused on the small details around us to realize where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d wandered. Sandidge notices first, and extends his arm in front of me to stop me in my tracks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shhh,â&#x20AC;? he whispers. He is huge, and mean looking, and this is definitely his territory. At first glance I thought he was asleep butâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; shit, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking right at us. Elephant sealsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes are so dark and so eerily round that they look like holes bored into their heads. Expressionless eyes, I decide then, are the scariest kind. The sand-colored seal lies no more than 120 feet in front of us, about the

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with his back fin like someone doing â&#x20AC;&#x153;the wormâ&#x20AC;? at a party. As his body moves a ripple goes through it, like a ribbon of movement in a water-bed, and he leaves a wide trail behind him in the sand. Back at the park entrance, talking about the seals, Rice tells me â&#x20AC;&#x153;when they fight they make these weird, wild, incredible noises.â&#x20AC;? He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lying. I hear it now and they sound like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re belching in each othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces. Gargling. Wailing. The male retreats, and the group settles back to peace.

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GO AHEAD AND LAUGH, BUT I AM SERIOUSLY MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU Internet-cat-video sensation Maru 4 will be feeling boxed in by all the attention after this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Annual Internet Cat Video Film Fest.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uh oh,â&#x20AC;? I said to my tabby cat Veruca, as she poked holes in my down comforter with her claws while purring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might have just ODâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d on cats. Hey, by the wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;do your meows ever sound like dog barks when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not around?â&#x20AC;? (Google: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat gets caught barking by a human and resumes meowing.â&#x20AC;?) The world of the Internet cat video, it turns out, can be surprisingly artistic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them are actually filmsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; quite the well put-together pieces of cinema,â&#x20AC;? says festival organizer and Tannery resident Kevin Devaney. Oftentimes they are scored with gripping, apropos soundtracks and the plots of several home video-style submissions have the full-circle feel of successful comedy sketches. Also, lest we forget: cats have such beautiful soft fur! If that ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t art, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to

snuggle what art is. In preparation for the festival, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rundown of some of the bounty that will be bestowed upon attendees: I AM MARU 4: Anyone who knows anything about famous Japanese Internet cat Maru knows that Maru loves boxes. This edition of Maruâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who boasts over 300,000 YouTube subscribersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is ballet-like, as Maru explores the cardboard terrain of her(?) home, to the tune of a gentle accordion. Watching Maru is like sinking into a warm bath whilst eating a peanut butter sandwich. (Just go with it.) A FAT CAT ON A TREADMILL UNDERWATER: If I had to guess, I would guess that this long-haired cat weighs at least a solid 18 pounds. One

WELCOME TO KITTY CITY: This Salvador Dali-esque animated short, in which cats multiply into more cats, Transformer-style monster cats and cattrains in which other cats ride, is, simply put, one of the most bizarre things in existence. As YouTube commenter Dreadlockminer put it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Am I tripping on acid?â&#x20AC;? HENRI 2, PAW DE DEUX: The ennui felt by the cat Henri is universal: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am free to go. Yet I remain.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot escape ourselves.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 15 hours a day I sleep have no effect. I wake to the same tedium.â&#x20AC;? This black and white French film (with English subtitles) imparts upon its viewers the melancholy wisdom of a cat confined to a typical cat existence. And after viewing nearly two hours of cat videos straight through, humans who make it to this point in the festival will no doubt nod solemnly in solidarity, as they whisper to Henriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ethereal presence: Je comprends, Henri. Je comprends. Santa Cruz First Annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival Saturday, May 11, 8-10pm; free Rebeccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe at the Tannery, Santa Cruz


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Suenos de mi Madre A celebration of mothers with Mariachi Alma de Mexico and a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Folklorico group. Sun, May 12, 3pm. $10 general. Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6154.

THEATER Cabrillo Theatre Festival A festival of plays, storytelling and improvisation featuring works such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deathâ&#x20AC;? by Woody Allen and a performance by improv troupe Um Gee Um. Visit www.cabrillovapa.com for full schedule. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at various times. Thru May 12. $10-$50. Cabrillo Black Box Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 831.479.6154.

Jewel Theater An evening of Harold Pinter one-acts in collaboration with Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Thru May 12. $22$29. Center Stage, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7506.

Art CONCERTS Cabrillo Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sounds of Springâ&#x20AC;? feartures a special guest appearance by Il Dolce Suono. Sun, May 12, 3pm. $10 general. Cabrillo Music Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6154.

GALLERIES OPENING Cabrillo College Gallery Students show 150 works of painting, mixed media, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and more. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Mon-Tues 7-9pm. Thru May 31. 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6308.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Her Place, Visual Narratives: Tapestries by Bonnie Stone.â&#x20AC;? Gallery hours: Tues-Su 11am-4pm. Thru June 22. 831.459.2953. Cowell College, UCSC, Santa Cruz.

Pajaro Valley Arts Council â&#x20AC;&#x153;AgriCulture, Land & Peopleâ&#x20AC;?: All media exhibit exploring the people, produce & politics of the Pajaro Valley. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. Thru June 9. Free. 37 Sudden St, Watsonville, 831.722.3062.

Santa Cruz County Bank â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viva Santanaâ&#x20AC;?: A solo retrospective of the late painter, printmaker and sculptor Manuel Santana. At Santa Cruz County Bank locations in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. Mon-Thu, 9am-5pm & Fri. 9am6pm, Thru Aug. 23. Free, 831.457.5003. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz.

CONTINUING Chimera Tattoo Studio â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Underwaterâ&#x20AC;?: An exhibition of oil paintings by Joel Frank inspired by water. www.jdfrank.com. Gallery hours Mon-Sat, noon-8pm. Thru May 31. Free, 831.426.8876. 1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz.

Felix Kulpa Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Myths, Lies & Legendsâ&#x20AC;?: Contemporary fine art prints by MPC Printmakers. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, noon-6pm. Thru May 26. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

Montague, local poet and teacher. Sat, May 11, 1-3pm. Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.427.7717.

Poetry Santa Cruz Monthly meeting featuring readings by Steve Kowit and Frances Hatfield. Tue, May 14, 7:30pm. $3 suggested donation. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.462.4415.

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designer Beth Young. www.bygardendesign. com. Mon, May 13, 7pm. $25. NextSpace, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz, 831.419.9853.

Tackling Diabetes Nutritional consultant Sandi Rechenmacher will share plant-based eating techniques that can turn diabetes around. Tue, May 14, 6-7:30pm. Free. New Leaf Market Westside, 1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.426.1306x0.

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Ayurvedic Cooking Q&A with chef Talya Lutzker, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen: Finding Harmony through Food.â&#x20AC;? Thu, May 9, 45:30pm. Free. New Leaf Market Westside, 1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.426.1306x0.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Higher Mysteries: Faith and Theology in Crime Fictionâ&#x20AC;? with authors Zoe Ferraris, Sharan Newman, Julia Spencer-Fleming and Laurie R. King. Tue, May 14, 7pm. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7700. .

Designing Native Gardens Workshop on creating a California native garden led by Deva Luna of Earth Care Landscaping. Sat, May 11, 10am-12pm. $25. Native Revival Nursery, 2600 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos, 831.684.1811.

Dieting Talk â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking the Diet/Binge Cycleâ&#x20AC;?: A talk by Andrea Wachter, author of The Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Diet, Live-It Workbook. Tue, May 14, 6:30pm. Free. Seascape Village Fitness, 16A Seascape Village, Aptos, 831.708.2323.

AROUND TOWN Art & Chocolate Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Open Studios: Twelve artists all within one mile of each other in the Live Oak/Pleasure Point area. Sat, May 11, 11am-5pm and Sun, May 12, 11am-5pm. Free. Santa Cruz Open Studios, Various locations, Santa Cruz.

English Country Dance Second and fourth Thursdays of each month; beginners welcome. Second Thu of every month. $5-$7. First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.8621.

Naturescaping â&#x20AC;&#x153;Naturescape Your Yardâ&#x20AC;?: A three-week class taught by landscape

R. Blitzer Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Firenze, una Storia dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amoreâ&#x20AC;?: Traditional egg tempura artist Adrienna Momi. Gallery hours: TuesSat, 11am-5pm. Thru May 31. 831.458.1217. Mission Extension and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz.

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Kurt Vile Philly rocker with new album â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wakin on a Pretty Dazeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performs for sold-out crowd. May 8 at the Independent.

Paula Cole Where, indeed, have all the cowboys gone? Hopefully theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show up to this show. May 9 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SF.

Acid Mothers Temple The name says just about everything you need to know; be ready to take a journey. May 10 at Bottom of the Hill.

Iris Sale Several types of certified organic Iris plants. Sat, May 11, 9am-5pm and Sun, May 12, 9am-5pm. $5-$20. Brook Lomond Iris Farm, 10310 California Dr, Ben Lomond, 831.336.2203.

LITERARY EVENTS Community Poetry Circle Poetry writing workshop led by Magdalena

Jim James My Morning Jacket frontman returns to scene of that bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s live album, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Okonokos,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; for solo set. May 12 at the Fillmore.

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Different belly dancers each week on the garden stage. Presented by Helene. www. thecrepeplace.com. Sat, 1:30pm. Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.429.6994.

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For years, country guitarist Junior Brown hopped back and forth between the electric guitar and the pedal steel guitar as songs dictated. Then one day, in what can safely be described as a musical revelation, he designed (and had built) a double-necked guitar that combined the two instruments. With his newlycreated â&#x20AC;&#x153;guit-steelâ&#x20AC;? in hand, he was no longer limited to one sound and he quickly developed into one of the blazing-est, shredding-est country 12-stringers that the genre has ever known. And just to keep things lively, he throws a little rockabilly, honky tonk and surf into the mix. Kuumbwa; $20 adv/$23 door; 7pm & 9pm. (Cat Johnson)

Tift Merritt has carved a nice groove for herself in the country music world, where the singer-songwriter has been a quiet but consistent presence for over a decade. Merrittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength, however, is not in creating formulaic pop-country songs, but in crafting poetic, multidimensional songs that lie closer to the Joni Mitchell school of writing than they do the June Carter. Her lyrics balance the abstract with the intimate and her touch for unpredictable phrasing sets her apart from many of her country contemporaries. Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $15; 7:30pm. (CJ)

Kepi Ghoulieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both with the Groovie Ghoulies, as well as a prolific solo careerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all share the distinct characteristics of being fun, simple with themes that often embody ghosts, goblins and other monsters. His artwork featuresâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no surpriseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a lot of the same characters that populate his songs: werewolves, zombies, robots, aliens and other B-movie creatures. All possess the sort of child-like, minimalistic style reminiscent of the artwork of Daniel Johnston. Now, Stardumb Records has compiled more than 500 of Ghoulieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings for a new book, The Art of Kepi: The Rise of Kepiland 2000-2012. This show is a release party for the book, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also be playing music, along with Picture Atlantic and local nerd-rock gods the Huxtables. Crepe Place; $8; 9pm. (Aaron Carnes)

Allen Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long blond curly hair, thickframed glasses and thrift store clothes make him look like another hippie with a guitar. But then he opens his mouth and you realize heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something more than that. He is raw, soulful and captivating with vocals that flow through the very fibers of your being and evoke the spirits of Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Raised the son of a preacher, he led church worship as a teen and has always been amazed at the power music has to change the way people feel and think. He embraces that potential with the social commentary in his lyrics, whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about the national economic crisis, or the effect of technology on our lives. Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley; $15 adv/$20 door; 9pm. (Melanie Ware)


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THE SEASONS GUITAR QUARTET FEATURING ANTHONY WILSON, JULIAN LAGE, CHICO PINHEIRO & LARRY KOONSE Monday, June 3

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Havana Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Primera Harold Lopez-Nussa Duo Pedrito Martinez Group Call us for special pricing GOLD CIRCLE on all 3 concerts! SOLD OUT!

Madeleine Peyroux â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Blue Room

Sunday, June 30 U 7:30 PM @ Rio Theatre | No Comps Unless noted advance tickets at kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records. Dinner served 1-hr before Kuumbwa presented concerts. Premium wines & beer. All ages welcome.

320-2 Cedar St [ Santa Cruz 831.427.2227

kuumbwajazz.org

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After 11 albums in last 20 years, and an almost annual nomination for Best Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year, Parker continues to deliver her soulful tunes with the kind of roar that only a powerful diva can. Praised internationally for her bold and clean sound, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lioness of the Bluesâ&#x20AC;? has performed alongside the legendary kings and queens of blues and soul, including Ray Charles, Etta James and Al Green. Not to mention that Melanie Moore won season eight of So You Think You Can Dance? performing to the good Sistaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Show Me What Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Working With.â&#x20AC;? Don Quixoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $17 adv/$20 door; 8pm. (MW)

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923 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

BLUE LOUNGE

Live Comedy

Live DJ

+ 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance party

Live Acoustic Rock

Gay Night

Live Acoustic Rock

Ladies Night

White Chocolate

YDMC

The Naked Agenda

DJ Salatiel

Los Cadetes

Sin Sisters

529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

BOCCIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CELLAR 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

THE CATALYST ATRIUM 1101 PaciďŹ c Avenue, Santa Cruz

de Linares

Burlesque

THE CATALYST 1011 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

CREPE PLACE

Glitter Wizard

Underscore Orkestra

The Huxtables

New World Ape

Singing Wood

Sweet Spice Combo

Live Band

China Cats

1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

CROWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST 2218 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

DAVENPORT ROADHOUSE

Esoteric Collective

1 Davenport Ave, Santa Cruz

FINS COFFEE 1104 Ocean St, Santa Cruz

HOFFMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAKERY CAFE

Preston Brahm Trio

Mapanova

Isoceles

Junior Brown

Catie Curtis

Bryn Loosley

Bill Payne

Allen Stone

SambaDa

1102 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

with Gary Montrezza

KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

MOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALLEY

Head for the Hills

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

MOTIV

DassWassup!

Libation Lab

1209 PaciďŹ c Ave, Santa Cruz

by Zagg

with Sam F & Ruby Sparks

REBECCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Charly Fusion Granâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dad Coyote

Internet Cat

Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;omana

CruzMatik Video

1060 River St. #112, Santa Cruz

THE REEF

Film Fest

Acoustic Jam

Burnt

RIO THEATRE

Film: Greedy Lying

Film: Greedy Lying

1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Bastards

Bastards

120 Union St, Santa Cruz

SEABRIGHT BREWERY 519 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Premiere Party

Film: Occupy Love Billy Martini Show


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BLUE LOUNGE 831.425.2900

Scott Cooper

Snake Skin Boots

BOCCIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CELLAR 831.427.1795

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THE CATALYST ATRIUM 831.423.1338

Pepper

THE CATALYST 831.423.1336

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7 Come 11

Harry Potter

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Rasta Cruz Reggae

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Primal Productions

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Poetry Open Mic

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Live Music

Karaoke

Dave Ellison

Orgy in Rhythm Roberto-Howell

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with Eve

THE FOG BANK 211 Esplanade, Capitola

MANGIAMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA AND WINE BAR

David Paul Campbell

David Paul Campbell

George Christos

Yuji & Neil

Extra Lounge

The Blackouts

783 Rio del Mar Blvd, Aptos

MICHAELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON MAIN

Breeze Babes

2591 Main St, Soquel

PARADISE BEACH GRILLE

Johnny Fabulous

Yuji

215 Esplanade, Capitola

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Yuji & Steve

In Three

Road Hogs

Hit & Run

Joe Ferrara

Lenny

1 Seascape Resort Dr, Rio del Mar

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Don McCaslin &

7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos

The Amazing Jazz Geezers

SHADOWBROOK 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola

THE UGLY MUG

Jeni & Billy

Karen Waterman &

Dillon Baiocchi

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel

Jean Mann

ZELDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Kurt Stockdale Trio

DJ Dex

Tift Merritt

That 1 Guy

Sista Monica

Dead Men Rocking

Black Angel

Mike Osborn

Mariachi Ensemble

KDON DJ Showbiz

Wasted Noise

203 Esplanade, Capitola

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6275 Hwy 9, Felton

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Hippo Happy Hour

1934 Main St, Watsonville

& KDON DJ SolRock

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Nancy Jones &

417 Alvarado St, Monterey

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the Wharf Rats

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Adam Sree

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Open Mic

THE UGLY MUG

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DON QUIXOTEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 831.603.2294

13 Stones

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Film Capsules New

SH O WTI M E S

as Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire as Nick and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. (Opens Fri at Aptos, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz 9 and Green Valley) THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST (R; 130 min.) Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair changes things up with a thriller about a young Pakistani immigrant on Wall Street who gets caught up in a hostage crisis. Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber star. (Opens Fri at the Del Mar) SPIRITED AWAY (2001) The film that made Hayao Miyazaki an international animation star, this has a young girl swept up into one of his most wildly imaginative

Movie reviews by Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack

magical worlds. (Plays Fri and Sat at midnight at the Del Mar)

Reviews 42 (PG-13) A crotchety old Harrison Ford signs Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers and changes sports history forever. THE BIG WEDDING (R; 90 min) The French film Mon Frere Se Marie gets an American remake from writer-director Justin Zackham, and an all-star cast featuring Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. Wacky wedding comedy? You bet! This time, a divorced couple pretends

to be still together as their family gathers for the nuptials. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R; 121 min.) Robert Redford directs and stars in this political thriller as a former Weather Underground activist whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s managed to hide from the FBI for 30 years, until heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discovered by reporter Shia LaBeouf. THE CROODS (PG; 98 min) Sort of like The Flintstones for the deconstructionist 21st century, this animated family flick has a prehistoric clan leaving the safety of its cave for the proverbial incredible journey. With lots of hip modern references of course, and Nick Cage as father Grug.

Showtimes are for Wednesday, May 8, through Wednesday, May 15, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

APTOS CINEMAS

SANTA CRUZ CINEMA 9

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

1405 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700 www.regmovies.com

The Big Wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3; 5; 7; Fri-Wed 1:50; 6. The Great Gatsby â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4:30; 7:30. The Sapphires â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:30; 4:40; 7:20; Fri-Wed 3:50; 8.

The Great Gatsby â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Thu 10pm) call for showtimes. The Croods â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:10; 2:40; 5:10; 10:05; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Iron Man 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wed-Thu 10:30; 1:30; 4:30; 5:30; 7:30; 10:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Iron Man 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wed-Thu 10; 11; 1; 2; 4; 5; 7; 8; 8:30; 10:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Jurassic Park 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:30; 3:30; 6:45; 9:55; Fri-Wed call for

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

Iron Man 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:30; 3:45; 5:30; 7; 8:30; Fri-Wed 12:30; 2:30; 3:45; 5:30; 7; 8:30; 10.

Iron Man 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:30; 10; Fri-Wed 11:30; 9:45. 42 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 4; 7; 10; Fri-Wed 12:30; 2:30; 3:45; 5:30; 7; 8:30; 10. Oblivion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:20; 10:10; Fri-Wed 11:45am. Olympus Has Fallen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:15; 2; 4:45; 7:30; 10:15.

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

Aftershock â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 3; 5; 7:30; 10 plus Fri-Sat 11:50pm. (no Wed 5/15 7:30pm) The Reluctant Fundamentalist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:40; 4:30; 7:10; 9:50. (no Wed 5/15 9:50pm)

From Up On Poppy Hill â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1pm. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Disaster â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 2; 4; 7:50; 9:50; Thu 4; 9:50. No Place on Earth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed 6pm; Thu 2pm. MUD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:20; 4:10; 7; 9:40. The Place Beyond the Pines â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:10; 4:20; 7:10; 10. Spirited Away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Sat midnight.

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

The Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Share â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:30; 5:30; 7:30. The Company You Keep â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:40; 4:20; 7; 9:40. From Up On Poppy Hill â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2; 6. Disconnect â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 9:30; Fri-Wed 4; 8:45; 9:50 plus Sat noon. Gimme the Loot â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 10pm. The Place Beyond the Pines â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 1; 4:10; 7:10; 9:30. Renoir â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 3:50; 7:50; Fri-Wed 1:30; 6:30 plus Sat 11:15am. The Sapphires â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 2:30; 4:50; 7:15; 9:20; Fri-Wed 2:30; 4:50; 7:20.

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

The Big Wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 4; 7; 9:20. The Croods â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 4; 7; 9:20 plus Fri-Sun 1pm. 42 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 3:45; 6:45; 9:35 plus Fri-Sun 12:45pm.

showtimes. (no Thu 9:55pm) Oblivion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12; 12:45; 3:15; 4:15; 6:30; 7:15; 9:45; 10:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. (no Thu 7:15; 9:45; 10:15) Oz the Great and Powerful â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:30; 2:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Pain and Gain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 12:20; 3:40; 7:20; 10:20; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. The Last Starfighter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 9pm.

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

The Great Gatsby â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Thu 10pm) 11; 2; 3:30; 5:15; 6:45; 8:30. The Great Gatsby 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 12:15; 9:55. Iron Man 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 11:45; 12:30; 1:30; 3; 3:45; 4:30; 6:15; 7; 7:45; 9:15; 10. Iron Man 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 11:15; 2:15; 5:30; 8:45. The Big Wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 4:15; 7:15; 9:45. 42 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11; 1:55; 2; 3:30; 5:15; 6:30; 8:15; 9:30; Fri-Wed 11:15; 2:15; 5:15; 8:15. MUD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fri-Wed 11:30; 1:15; 2:30; 5:30; 8:30. Oblivion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 11:30; 12:15; 2:30; 3:30; 5:30; 6:45; 8:30; 9:45; Fri-Wed 11:55; 3:15; 6:30.

Pain and Gain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1; 4:15; 7:15; 9:45; Fri-Wed 9:30pm. Sabrina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thu 7pm; Sat 11am.

GREEN VALLEY CINEMA 8 1125 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200 www.greenvalleycinema.com

The Great Gatsby â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1; 4; 7; 10 plus Sat-Sun noon. The Great Gatsby 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 3:30; 6:30; 9:30. Tyler Perry Presents Peeples â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (Opens Fri) 1:15; 3:15; 5:15; 7:25; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 11am.

42 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:30; 4:05; 6:45; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:55am. The Big Wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:15; 7:25; 9:30. The Croodsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wed-Thu 1:15; 3:15; 5:15; 7:25; 9:30; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4 plus Sat-Sun 11:15am. Filly Brown â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:20; 4; 7:25; 9:30. Iron Man 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:35; 4:15; 7; 9:20; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun 10:55am. Iron Man 3 3D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 1:50; 4:30; 7:15; 10 plus Sat-Sun 11:10am. Oblivion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daily 6:45; 9:30. Pain and Gain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wed-Thu 1:45; 4:35; 7:10; 9:55; Fri-Wed 1:30; 4:05; 6:45; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 10:55am.

EVIL DEAD (R; 91 min.) Staying in a remote cabin, five friends discover The Book of the Dead and unwittingly summon demons living in the nearby woods. Oops. The fight for survival is on. DISCONNECT (R; 115 min.) A hard-working lawyer always on his cell phone never has time for his family. His story collides with many others to weave a dramatic thriller about people struggling to connect with others in this wired world. G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13; 110 min.) For this sequel to the original G.I. Joe movie you already forgot happened, the producers hired the director of the Step Up movies and the writers of Zombieland. Nobody saw that coming, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. The cast of Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and RZA, however, suggests more of the originalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost-as-lifelike-as-the-toys approach. IRON MAN 3 (PG-13; 101 min.) Of all people, did anyone think Robert Downey Jr. would end up being the star of one of the biggest comic book movie franchises in history? The blue-hair-and-mascara goth get-up in Back to School certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer any clues. But Iron Man, one of the clunkiest and lamest super heroes ever devised (wow, you have armor onâ&#x20AC;Śokay) needed somebody with flair and cool to spare to breathe some life into him. So now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back in this second sequel, which features him flying around again and blowing more stuff up. 41st Avenue is even doing a marathon of the other films on Thursday. May we suggest skipping the second one and just showing the first film twice? JURASSIC PARK 3D (PG-13; 127 min.) Jeff Goldblum runs around a dinosaur-filled park screaming in excitement that he has finally reached the peak of his career. Enjoy that while it lasts. MUD (PG-13; 130 min.) Ellis and Neckbone, two 14year-olds living on a river in Arkansas, go on an adventure and come across some surprises, including a very gritty Matthew McConaughey. OBLIVION (PG-13; 126 min.) Tom Cruise, an experienced sci-fi performer, plays the part of a drone repairman on the devastated planet Earth. But when Cruise finds a woman in a downed spacecraft, he starts questioning his bosses and his own acting skills. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R; 120 min) The director of Training Day, who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made

a good movie since, returns with this Gerard Butler actioner about a disgraced federal agent who must save the president when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trapped in a terrorist attack on the White House. OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG; 130 min.) When three of Ozâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s witches first meet Kansas transplant Oscar Diggs (James Franco), theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re disappointed. This, they worry, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possibly be the great wizard everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expecting. Can he prove them wrong before the magical landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s epic problems spiral out of control? PAIN AND GAIN (R; 130 min) Mark Walhberg and Dwayne Johnson are bodybuilders who take up a life of crime in this thriller based on a true story. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R 140; min.) A former lover (Eva Mendes) tells motorcycle stuntman Luke (Ryan Gosling) they have a child together. Luke starts robbing banks to provide for them and a cop (Bradley Cooper) gets on his case. RENOIR (R; 111 min.) In this French film, a wounded WW1 veteran returns home to his artistic father on the French Riviera, where he feels inspired by a young female model. THE SAPPHIRES (PG-13; 103 min.) When the Sapphires, four talented Aboriginal girls, entertain the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968, they learn a little bit about love and friendship in the process. Yay! SCARY MOVIE 5 (PG13; 85 min.) Somewhere the Wayans Brothers are rolling over in a big pile of money. TO THE WONDER (R; 112 min.) Neil (Ben Affleck) falls for a Ukrainian divorcee living in Paris and invites her to live in Oklahoma with him. TRANCE (R; 101 min.) An art auctioneer and hypnotherapist team up to steal back a lost painting from dangerous gangsters. Oh, the price we pay for quality art. UPSIDE DOWN (PG-13; 100 min.) For 10 years Adam has loved Eden, who lives in a twinned world, where gravity pulls in the opposite direction (a great excuse when someone doubts your long-distance girlfriend is real). Desperate, he begins a dangerous quest to reconnect with her. UPSTREAM COLOR (NR; 96 min.) From visionary filmmaker Shane Carruth, a man and a woman feel drawn to each other by an ageless organism that threatens to undermine their identities.

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AFTERSHOCK (R; 90 min.) Eli Rothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horror hit Hostel was completely misunderstood, mostly by those who had no interest in seeing it. Far from straight horror, it was also part action film, part weird comedy and an all-around subversion of genre clichĂŠs. In another twist, Roth is now himself starring in a film that is very much like Hostelâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;American tourists plunged into terrifying chaos, who have to find a way to survive. In another truly original take on blending genres, this shocker from Chilean director Nicolas Lopez (also set in Chile, and based on

an event that really happened there in 2010), has Roth and his tourist friends trapped in an underground club during a huge earthquake. The tone shifts from disaster film to horror as whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the surface turns out to be even worse than what was below. Roth also co-wrote, and Selena Gomez (whose career is really getting trippy after her role in Spring Breakers) co-stars. (Opens Fri at the Del Mar) THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13; 143 min.) What Baz Luhrmann did for Shakespeare, he does for F. Scott Fitzgerald, giving his adaptation of the great American novel a look and feel both modern and classic. Leonardo DiCaprio stars

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Denevanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now-legendary culinary performance-dining seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this time held at Secret Sea Cove just north of Santa Cruz, where Severino will work with pristinely fresh seafoods provided by host fisherman Hans Haveman of H&H Fresh Fish. H&H is my very first stop every Saturday at the Westside Farmers Market, where I look for local and wild fish. And I always find it. So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to hearing fish whisperer Hans Haveman give his â&#x20AC;&#x153;fish talkâ&#x20AC;? at the edge of the beach. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this chance to see Justin again, sample whatever heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got in mind, and be transported by exceptional foods and wines enjoyed at a sheltered cove beach so primeval that people in Indiana canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even imagine it. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a place for you at this spectacular July 5 Outstanding in the Field dinner, priced at $240 per for the freshly prepared multicourse menu by Severino, along with H&H, wines and the magical north coast. Quick click on the website and make your reservations to join me there.

BUT WAIT! THEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MORE: Route 1 Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Dinner

DID WE MEAT BEFORE? Justin Severino, who made his name as a charcuterist here in Santa Cruz, returns for Outstanding in the Field this summer.

Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prodigal Butcher BY CHRISTINA WATERS

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harcuterist Justin Severino headlines the July 5 Outstanding in the Field

dinner, with white tablecloths and wine glasses along the edge of the Pacific Oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Secret Sea Coveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;starting at 3pm on Friday, July 5, 2013. Yes, that name does sound familiar, since Severino cooked his way through some of the top kitchens in California for 10 years before heading back East. Severino left many local foodie friends heartbroken about six years ago (wow, times does fly!) when he and his resourceful spouse Hilary pulled

up stakes (steaks?) to return home to Pittsburgh, Penn. After working at Eleven Restaurant and as executive chef of Elements Cuisine, Severino opened his own place called Cure, specializing in locally sourced â&#x20AC;&#x153;urban Mediterraneanâ&#x20AC;? food and house-cured meats, hence the name. Severino is devoted to the seasons and local farms of Western Pennsylvania. Just as he was when he lived, and cooked, among us. Incidentally, Severinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cure was named one of the 50 Best New Restaurants by 0]\/^^SbWb magazine in 2012.

At Severinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Butcher here in Santa Cruz, Justin helped to put artisanal charcuterie on the local map. Working with Chris Le Vecque (now the creative butcher-in-chief of his own El Salchichero) Severino finessed exquisite chops, salume, buttery lard, pork belly and memorable sausages, all butchered by hand from ethically raised animals. He cooked in top kitchens in our region, from Walter Manzkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bouche, to David Kinchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manresa. Well, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to return for a gala guest chef gig with Jim

Series gets underway on June 30th with chef Santos Majano of Soif working his usual artful sorcery upon newly harvested produce from the mighty Route One. Chef Melissa Reitz of Bantam heads for the farm for an alfresco dinner on August 11, and the September 29 dinner will feature the skills of chef Damani Thomas of Oswald. Farmer-incharge Jeff Larkey will lead diners on a tour of the farm, through orchards and ultimately to the site of the dinner. The featured winery for each dinner is Odonata Wines, showcasing the bold creations of Denis Hoey. Tickets are priced at $100 (all included) for the general public, $85 for Rt.1 CSA members. Check the website for Route One details and ticketsâ&#x20AC;ŚAnnieglass in Watsonville gets into the act with a series of local Platemaker Dinners starting May 23 with Outstanding in the Field founder chef Jim Denevan (six degrees of separation?), along with Storrs winemakers pouring their wines. Is this a great place to live or what? 0


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Masood Madani Owner, 9 Burger

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asood Madani named his biggest burger after himself. The rest he named after towns in the San Lorenzo Valley. His restaurant, 9 Burger, is on a windy mountain highway two miles past downtown Boulder Creek, and not far from the middle of nowhere. In addition to 9 Burger, Madani owns Masoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liquors in Ben Lomond. An immigrant from Iran, the businessman has been too busy here to visit for the past 35 years. A1E(EVgRWRg]cUSbW\b]Pc`US`a- MASOOD MADANI: I went and

tried a couple of burgersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;here, here, here and here. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it. I had to open my own. I went to all the places: burger in Santa Cruz, Bettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like any of them. I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK, I have a spot in Boulder Creek.â&#x20AC;? I had it for four years, and nobody leased it. Finally, I went and opened it up myself. Have you had the burgers up there? BVSg¸`SdS`gU]]R Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the best. My recipe came out really goodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

melted cheese. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just like when you watch Travel Channelâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even better than those guys, I guarantee you that. EVOb¸abVS`SQW^S- I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mix my meats with anything. We do just

salt and pepper. First we charbroil the burgers. Then it goes on the grill to add other stuff to it, like mushroom and everything else. We charbroil and then it goes to the grill. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just grill like everyone else does. EVOb¸abVSPSabPc`US`PST]`SOVWYSOb0WU0OaW\- It depends

what you like. We have nine different burgers. My wife likes the mushroom and Swiss [Lompico]. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Masoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger. [Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] close to a pound of burgerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;almost because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t measure our meat. You get onion rings and cheddar cheese and everything else on it. Felton Burger: grilled portabella with mozzarella cheese and a green onion and eggplantâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the vegetarian. Boulder Creek Burger: we do fried chicken. And the Ben Lomond Burger: we do pineapple, teriyaki, mozzarella and bacon. Brookdale: we do bleu cheese and a green onion. EVOb¸abVSPSabPc`US`O\RPSS`^OW`W\U- A Ben Lomond Burger

with a Lagunitas IPA. EVOb¸ag]c`TOd]`WbSZW_c]`- Scotch. All kinds of them. Scotch is

scotch to me. 18, 15-year-old, 12-year-old. Belvedere. Vodka. I drink all of them. Glenfiddich 15 and 18. McClelland 12. Those are the good ones. Jacob Pierce

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VALLEY GRILL Masood Madani of Boulder Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9 Burger.


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Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide 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/SOQUEL $$ Aptos

Ambrosia India Bistro  Authentic Indian. Fresh regional flavors & techniques. 207 Searidge Rd, 831.685.0610 Lunch buffet daily 11:30a-2:30p. Dinner daily 5p-close.

$ Soquel

Discretion Brewing

$ Aptos

Heatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Patisserie

$$ Aptos

Manuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican. Northern Mexican inspired fare, made fresh daily. 261 Center Ave, 831.688.4848 Family restaurant since 1965.

2703 41st Ave, 831.316.0662 7486 Soquel Dr, 831.662.3546

$$ Severinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill Aptos 7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987 $$ Aptos

Brewery/gastropub.. Handcrafted beers on tap. Tasty beerinspired tapas by Main Street Garden w/ local ingredients. Bakery and deli. Pastries, breads, baked goods baked daily on site. Breakfast, lunch, wedding cakes.

Continental California Cuisine.. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. www.seacliffinn.com

Zameen Mediterranean

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. Fresh & flavorful. Beer and 7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465 wine. Dine in or take out Tue-Sun 11a-8p.

CAPITOLA $$ Capitola

Britannia Arms

$$$$ Capitola

Shadowbrook

$$$ Capitola

Zeldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

110 Monterey Ave, 831.464.2583 1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

British and Classic American.. Daily specials. Happy Hour Monday - Friday. California Continental. World-class service, fine food, wines, with Old-World charm. Open daily.

California cuisine. Weekly specials include prime rib and 203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900 lobster. Patio dining on the beach.

SANTA CRUZ $$$ Aquarius Creative American cuisine. Oceanfront dining. Local Santa Cruz 175 West Cliff Dr, 831.460.5012 produce and sustainable seafood. $$$ Cafe Cruz Santa Cruz 2621 41st Ave, 831.476.3801

Rosticceria & Bar. Fresh, local, sustainable. Lunch, dinner. Patio dining, happy hour menu.

$ Charlie Hong Kong CA Organic meets Southeast Asian street food. Santa Cruz 1141 Soquel Ave, 831. 426.5664 Consistent winner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Cheap Eatsâ&#x20AC;?. Open daily 11a-11p. $$ The Crepe Place Crepes and more. Full bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Santa Cruz 1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994 Live music.

Crowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest Seafood and American cuisine. Kids menu and nightly $$$ Santa Cruz 2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560 entertainment. Harbor and Bay views. $$ Gabriella Cafe Santa Cruz 910 Cedar St., 831.457.1677

Califormia-Italian. Farmers market fresh and organic. Local wine list, romantic setting with charming patio.

$$$ Hindquarter Grill Americana. Specializing in ribs, steaks and burgers. Santa Cruz 303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770 Full bar.

Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro Calif. cuisine & Bakery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch. $$ Santa Cruz 1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135 Full Bar w/ $3 Bar Bites/$4.50 Well Drinks. $$ Hulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Grill Santa Cruz 221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Vegas meets â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s Waikiki. Fresh fish, great steaks, vegetarian. Full-service tiki bar.

India Joze $ Santa Cruz 418 Front St, 831.325-3633

Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972.

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

Seafood/Calif. Fresh seafood made your way on the Harbor. Great views & full bar.

$$$ La Posta Italian. Traditional Italian cuisine made w/ the finest Santa Cruz 538 Seabright Ave, 831.457.2782 local ingredients. Extensive wine list. $$ Laili Santa Cruz 101 Cooper St, 831.423.4545

Silk road flavors. Fresh and flavorful Mediterranean cuisine with an Afghan twist. Patio dining.

$$ Lillianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Kitchen Santa Cruz 1116 Soquel Ave, 831.425.2288

Italian. Home-style Italian specialties. Cozy, friendly atmosphere. Beer & wine.

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

Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;awlins-style dining. Cajun and southern flavors. Full bar. Bluesy, cool, funky..

Olitas Cantina Fine Mexican cuisine. Stunning Bay views. Full bar. $$$ Santa Cruz 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393 $ Pacific Thai Thai. Fresh ingredients, ambrosia bubble teas, shakes. Santa Cruz 1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700 Daily specials. $ Pizza My Heart Pizza. Slices and whole pies. Original & award -winning Santa Cruz 1116 Pacific Ave/2180 41st Ave recipes. Daily specials.


$ Pono Hawaiian Grill Santa Cruz 120 Union St, 831.426.7666

Authentic Hawaiian Cuisine. Large outdoor patio. Feat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Reefâ&#x20AC;? tropical bar. and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aloha Fridaysâ&#x20AC;?

$$ Red Restaurant and Bar Santa Cruz 200 Locust St, 831.425.1913

Restaurant and Lounge. Large, small and shared plates. Extensive cocktail, beer, wine lists.

$$$ Ristorante Italiano Santa Cruz 555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

Italian-American. Generous portions, friendly service, beautiful patio. Full bar.

$ Samba Rock Acai Cafe Santa Cruz 291-B Water St, 831.458.2224

Brazilian. Fresh and authentic acai smoothies and bowls. M-F 8a-5p, Sat/Sun 9a-5p.

$ Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing California / Brewpub. Handcrafted organic ales and large 402 Ingalls Street, 831.425.4900 outdoor patio.

$$$ Solaire Santa Cruz 611 Ocean St, 831.600.4545

Seasonal cuisine. Farm-to-table American comfort food. Gluten-free/vegetarian options.

$$$ Stagnaro Bros. Seafood and more. Panoramic ocean views. Fresh seafood, Santa Cruz 21 Municipal Wharf, 831.423.2180 pasta and steaks . Kid friendly.. $$ Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Santa Cruz 710 Front St, 831.427.4444

Pizza. Beers on tap, patio dining, HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups, catering, deliveries.

$$ 515 Kitchen & Cocktails Santa Cruz 515 Cedar St, 831.425.5051

Restaurant & Lounge. Specialty cocktails, small plates & happy hour menu. Dinner nightly.

SCOTTS VALLEY/FELTON

MOTHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY Brunch

$ Heavenly Cafe American. Breakfast and lunch. Famous eggs benedict. Scotts Valley 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd, 831.335.7311 welcome. Large parties welcome.

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013 | 7 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

Maya Mexican Restaurant Mexican. 75+ flavors of tequila. Authentic flavors, fresh $$ Scotts Valley 3115 Scotts Valley Dr, 831.438.7004 ingredients. Kid-friendly.

Live Music in the Lounge

$$ Mollieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Country Cafe American. Homemade meals in a comfortable, family Scotts Valley 219 Mt Hermon Rd, 831.438.8313 environment. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Outdoor patio.

MINOR THIRDS JAZZ TRIO | 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

$$ wine.

Redwood Pizzeria Felton

Pizza. Local and organic toppings, lasagna, salads. Beer & 6205 Hwy 9, 831.335.1500 Gluten-free options.

Reservations strongly recommended, 831.460.5012. View our Brunch menu online at jdvhotels.com/aquarius. 175 WEST CLIFF DRIVE, SANTA CRUZ

831.460.5012

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$$$ Soif Wine bar with menu. Seasonal menu with local ingredients Santa Cruz 105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020 paired with fine wines. Wine shop on site.


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