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in our coun county. tyy. An And d I don’t don’t refer reffeer here here to to just just Norteños N orteños an and d Sur Sureños, reños, I al also so rrefer effeer tto o th thee movers m ovveers and and shakers shakers e in the the upper upper ec echelons helons off th o thee banking banking and an nd finance finance community community in our coun county, tyy, w who ho have have the the power po ower to to bring bring econ omic o pportunity tto o all p arts o economic opportunity parts off th thee San ta Cr uz comm munityy, an d th ntty in Santa Cruz community, and thee coun county ggeneral. eneral. Latinos, La attinos, lik llikee myself, myself, overwhelmingly ovver erwhelmingly rreject eject tur turff w warfare arfar a e an and d iits ts rresulting esulting vi violence, olence, contrary con trary tto ow what hat a surp surprisingly risingly llarge arge gr group oup in this communi community ty sstill till sstubbornly tubbornly believe. believe. As far far a as th McPherson ffamily a amily is concerned, concerned, thee McPherson I am hopeful hopeful county coun nty su pervisor Br uce supervisor Bruce M cPherson is a war a e of of his ffamily's a amily's history, history, McPherson aware an d will w or o k for for o social and and econ omic jus tice and work economic justice in his dis trict. district. L ynching can an d sshould hould be por trayed e as on Lynching and portrayed onee o any eelements lementss o ta Cr uz's p ast, bu ut off m many off San Santa Cruz's past, but llearning earning from from thi is en ormous ffailure a ailure of of our this enormous 19th cen tury soci e m ety eans that that we we are are not not century society means con demned tto o repeat rep pea at iit. t. condemned STEVE TRUJILLO Caapitola Capitola

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ON MESSAGE Joe Foster, executive director of the Santa Cruz County Business Council, believes the county needs to make a unified effort toward beating Santa Cruz stereotypes.

Re-Branding Santa Cruz Does the city need an extreme image makeover? BY JACOB PIERCE


hen Santa Cruz-based comic Richard Stockton went on tour this past fall, he got an eye-opening window into how the rest of the world sees Santa Cruz. Anytime an MC doing introductions at a club told the crowd where Stockton came from, the audience whooped hollered, groaned and made lots of noise. “That alone gets a response,” Stockton says. “You’re 2,000 miles from home, and you think no one’s heard of Santa Cruz. But no, everyone’s heard of Santa Cruz.” If his experience on the road is any indicator, Santa Cruz has indeed built a reputation as a haven for drug culture

and leftist politics. Stockton isn’t saying there’s anything wrong with that, but it surprised him to see how prevalent that image was. And it speaks to a larger discussion happening here in the county about Santa Cruz’s identity. The recent buzzword is “re-branding,” and has floated around for a few years in local business circles, although it’s picked up more lately. The question with no easy answers is: does Santa Cruz need one? Does it really have a reputation for drugs, crime and wacky politics that’s bad for tourism? Many public safety hawks also believe the city is seen as a place to hang out without any money, do bad things and get cheap scores.

Last year, at a Chamber of Commerce forum for the city council race, moderator Doug Ley asked candidates what Santa Cruz’s brand was to them. Steve Pleich and Jake Fusari both said “Surf City.” Other candidates, including the four that were later elected, gave more free-form answers—“creative,” “fun,” “incredible outdoor recreational community,” and so on. The issue came up again in public safety task force meetings, where members discussed whether or not the city should start a campaign to re-brand. The task force ultimately decided to leave the re-branding out of its recommendations, which go to city council Tuesday Dec. 3, and might

require a new tax if approved. The task force suggested the bad reputation was partly due to perceived lax sentencing by the county courts. “Many believe the civil process to be ineffective, and partially responsible for the perceived draw of criminals to Santa Cruz,” reads a narrative draft that accompanies the task force’s recommendations. But it’s still a hot topic. Civinomics posted an online forum about re-branding earlier this month, and second district County Supervisor Zach Friend has said the city needs to do a better job of getting its messages across. The ideas for how to tackle that are, like the problem, abstract. Joe Foster, executive director of the Santa Cruz County Business Council, says leaders need to work together to solve these problems and bring the public and private sectors together. “It really has to be a countywide approach,” he says. “Geographically we’re not that big, but our economy’s so diverse, and our people are diverse.” Maggie Ivy, CEO of the Santa Cruz County Visitors Council, says the CVC’s studies on recent visitors shows tourists think of Santa Cruz as a fun, laid-back unique beach town— quintessential California. Additionally, the CVC unveiled a new logo and commercial this past year. Not everyone thinks Santa Cruz is being overtaken by stereotypes. “That’s not my experience of Santa Cruz,” says Chip, executive director for the Downtown Association. “That part exists. People often talk to me about ‘Santa Cruz: that’s where the Cabrillo Music Festival is.’” He adds that it’s okay if this whole conversation stays abstract. “If you look at the taglines the Downtown Association and the community have used, they’re all innocuous,” he says. “Our last tagline was ‘It’s all right here,’ and that doesn’t mean anything because we’re trying to create a tagline that encompasses everything. The best tagline for Santa Cruz is ‘Santa Cruz.’ That does encompass everything.” 0


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Homelessness By Numbers The county’s homeless census, which is headed by the United Way and comes out every two years, showed this year that less than two out of 10 homeless people in the county have shelter. The census also showed a 28 percent increase in the homeless population over two years ago—although some of the survey techniques differed from ones used in 2011. Here are some other stats you may have missed. 425 homeless people in Santa Cruz County are children—12 percent of the total homeless population.

'21 percent of the county's homeless population are employed, a fifth of them full-time.' 165 families are homeless, 63 percent of them unsheltered. 67 percent of homeless families live in Watsonville. 133 homeless children are unaccompanied, 95 percent of them unsheltered. 814 adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are homeless, 97 percent of them unsheltered. 58 percent of people turned away from shelter in the prior month say it was because there were not enough beds. Second most common reason is drugs and alcohol at 11 percent—half of what it was in 2011. 33 percent of people report job loss as their main reason for being homeless, up from 25 percent in 2011. 9 percent of people reported domestic violence as their main reason for being homeless, up from 3 percent in 2011. 45 percent of homeless people

used the emergency room in the prior year. 55 percent of people report at least one mental illness. 21 percent of homeless people are employed, a fifth of them full-time. 23 percent of homeless people panhandle. 69 percent of people receive some kind of government assistance— nearly half of them are on food stamps. 13 percent of homeless veterans receive government assistance. 395 veterans are homeless, making up 10 percent of the homeless population. 62,619 people were homeless veterans nationally in 2012, 13 percent of the total homeless population. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a goal to end homelessness for veterans by 2015.

Market Value The official announcement came last week that New Leaf grocery stores had been purchased by Portlandbased grocery chain New Seasons— or, as the Portland Oregonian put it, “New Seasons Market is branching out a New Leaf.” We think they meant “turning over a New Leaf,” but then again that’s probably not the image that anybody involved wants to invite, considering the hyper-imageconscious world of indie markets. While Scott Roseman, founder and co-owner of New Leaf, says there are currently no plans to re-brand the predominantly natural and organic New Leaf, New Seasons carries a mix of organic and conventional products, and New Seasons chief executive Wendy Collie has said changes to the product lineup of New Leaf could eventually come. For now, one change has already taken place. Last Thursday, Roseman, a founding member of Think Local First, a nonprofit supporting local businesses, resigned from his position on the organization’s board in light of New Leaf’s change in ownership. For a business to be a part of Think Local First, it has to be at least 50 percent owned by a local company, and New Leaf is now just 30 percent locally owned, said Think Local First co-chairman Karl Heiman. 0



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BAILEY’S CIRCUS The cast of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ in action, in the Shakespeare Santa Cruz holiday production that runs through Dec. 8.

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‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ dazzles as a staged radio show BY JACOB PIERCE


he idea of tackling It’s A Wonderful Life as a staged radio show set in the 1940s, with lots of standing around and no scene changes, might sound like an odd way for the county’s most prestigious, bestknown theater company to bow out. But something is strangely added, rather than subtracted, from the production as three chorus girls upstage ring bells, count cash and slam doors for sound effects. Six voice actors, three microphones and a band captivate their audience for an hour and 40 minutes in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, probably the last Shakespeare Santa Cruz production ever. The play’s showgirls, who an announcer tells us are out of Cold Spring Falls, New York, but “will warm your hearts,” are wearing Santa hats, as two holiday wreaths hang above. But make no mistake: just like the 1946 film, this stage adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life has much deeper subtexts than the story’s Christmas-y reputation would suggest. George Bailey, played here by Lucas Brandt, routinely acts against his own self-interest, as in the film— forgoing a college education twice and even his own honeymoon to rescue Bailey Building & Loan from bankruptcy, mismanagement and

the greedy clutches of Mr. Potter. The radio-themed play, which first premiered during the late ’90s in Connecticut, opens with a choruslike montage of Bedford Falls, with residents praying for Bailey’s life and the chorus of actors switching character voices at an alarming rate, sometimes harmonizing with one another. The production is an impressive show of voice talent, with most of the actors playing several roles, with particularly gripping performances from Clarence and Uncle Billy played by Gary Wright, as well as St. Joseph and Mr. Potter played by Ted Barton—who looks suspiciously like Bill Kocher. (Did the city’s newly retired water director already pick up a dramatic hobby?) In person, this uniquely American and strongly anti-consumerist Christmas tale has all the charm, chills and ideals of the original, but it feels more alive. The finale was met with whooping, cheering and a standing ovation—something that probably wouldn’t happen in your own living room.

january 25/26 MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), Yunpeng Wang, baritone WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet march 22/23 BARTÓK Rumanian Folk Dances BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor IVES The Unanswered Question STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite may 17/18 MOZART Ave Verum Corpus BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms MOZART Requiem Featuring the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus, and soloists Lei Xu, Reneé Tatum, Mario Davila and Ryan Speedo Green from the Metropolitan Opera

Call 462-0553, ext. 10 to purchase Symphony concert gift packages for your family and friends! It’s A Wonderful Life UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage Through Dec 8

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Greeninger, the Banana Slug String Band and activist band Clan Dyken. Fri, Nov 22, 8pm. $20-$35. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2227.


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Bellydance Showcase Ray Brown's Great Big Band

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

The former jazz trumpet player for Stan Kenton leads his own band, playing original pieces written by Brown himself. Mon, Nov 25, 7:30pm. $20 general; $15 students. Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6331.

THEATER It's A Wonderful Life A live theater production in the style of a 1940s radio broadest. www. Nov. 15-Dec. 8. $10-$40. UCSC Mainstage Theater, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.459.2159.

The Crystal Download

Pump Boys & Dinettes A musical set in North Carolina about men who work at a gas station and women who work at the diner across the street. Thu, Nov 21, 8pm, Fri, Nov 22, 8pm, Sat, Nov 23, 8pm and Sun, Nov 24, 2pm. $26-$31. Center Stage, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7506.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Fri, Nov 22, 7:30pm, Sat, Nov 23, 7:30pm and Sun, Nov 24, 2pm. $9-$19. Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6154.

CONCERTS Anti-Fracking Benefit Featuring songwriter Keith

A musical shamanic journey with Kalya Scintilla, plus music, art and food that promise to detox the mind, body and soul. Sat, Nov 23, 7pm-2am. $20. Yoga Center Santa Cruz, 428C Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.423.6719.

Wolf Snake Sun San Jose hard rockers. Sat, Nov 23, 5pm. Streetlight Records Santa Cruz, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.421.9200.

Art GALLERIES OPENING Watsonville Public Library “Pop Up Museum”: Watsonville. View and share artifacts that illuminate the Pajaro Valley's agricultural history. Sat, Nov 23, noon-

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Jason Moran Residency Jazz visionary plays with a quartet, two comedians, a trio and even his wife. Nov 20-25 at SFJAZZ Center.

DJ Cheb i Sabbah Tribute The beloved DJ, who died this month, is honored by fellow musicians and family. Nov 21 at 1015 Folsom.

Deltron 3030 Del, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala try to recreate the magic of their landmark collaboration. Nov 23 at the Fillmore.

Mellowhigh Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain from Odd Future raise the m’f’in’ ruckus. Nov 26 at the New Parish.

Morbid Angel If, for the past 20 years, you have been dying to hear ‘Covenant’ in its entirety, look no further. Nov 27 at Slim’s. More San Francisco events at

2pm. Free, 831.429.1964. 275 Main St, Watsonville.

CONTINUING Cabrillo College Gallery

simple life on the farm. Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-6pm. Thru Jan. 3. Free. n/a, Santa Cruz.

David Fleming & Diane R. Ritch: Two award-winning artists selected from a juried exhibition. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Mon-Tues 7-9pm. Thru Dec. 13. Free. 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.479.6308.


Felix Kulpa Gallery

A discussion of a new book each month, with copies available at the branch circulation desk. Email harbisons@santacruzpl. org for more information. Third Thu of every month, 1pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7700x7616.

“New Work by a Community of Artists”: Paintings, photography, mixed media and video by 13 local artists. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, noon-6pm. Oct. 24-Nov. 24. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.

Pajaro Valley Arts Council “Mi Casa es Tu Casa”: An exhibit of installations paying tribute to Dia de Los Muertos with the theme of "Passages." Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. Thru Dec. 8. Free. 37 Sudden St, Watsonville, 831.722.3062.

Santa Cruz Art League “Beasts on Broadway”: Art inspired by animals of all shapes and sizes, real or imagined. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, noon-5pm; Sun, noon-4pm. Thru Nov. 24. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, Sun noon-4pm. 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5787.

Santa Cruz Central Branch Library “Libraries Inside Out— HOME”: A large-scale woodblock printmaking exhibition by Bridget Henry. Aug. 2 through the winter months. Free, 831.427.7700. 224 Church St, Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History “Journey Forth”: An exhibition that explores our complex relationships with nature in the digital age, juxtaposing the natural and artificial. Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; Fri 11am-9pm. Thru Dec. 1. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.

Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios. “The Rock Series”: Acrylic on canvas paintings by June inspired by Janis Joplin and other rock icons. Hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-midnight. Free. 118 Coral St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7277.

Various Santa Cruz County Bank Locations “Bank Arts Collaborative— Down on the Farm”: Seven local artists whose work represents the beauty of

LITERARY EVENTS Book Discussion Group

Storytime Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of children's stories. Mon, 11am. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.

NOTICES Baby Feeding Circle A chance to relax, feed your baby and chat with other new mothers. Open to all mothers and babies. Mon, 10:30-11:30am. free. Luma Yoga & Family Center, 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz, 831.325.2620.

Beat Sanctuary A dance class for exploring authentic movement as connection, exercise, prayer and spiritual practice. Wed, 7:30-9:15pm. $15. A weekly class for exploring exercise and spirituality through dance. Wed, 7:30-9:15pm. $15. Santa Cruz Yoga, 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, 585.278.0080.

Computer Class Led by Computer Dave, this beginner-friendly class lets group participants pick the topics themselves. Third Wed of every month, 4-5:30pm. free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7717.

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 Owner's Community hosts a weekly one-hour, easy hike along the beach for dog lovers and their pets. www. Mon, 8:45-9:45am. Free. Aptos Beach staircase, 1049 Via Palo Alto, Aptos.

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Skin & Bones The fall open house of the UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections will feature an intriguing array of fresh fungi, insects, vertebrate skins and taxidermied animals, including a “special (re)appearance from Winston the Weasel.” (It’s a re-appearance because he used to be alive.) Friday, Nov. 22 from 11am-5pm and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11am-6pm at the UCSC Science & Engineering Library. Free admission. Ending the Hunger Gap

Hemlock Discussion Group

A speech by Willy ElliottMcCrea, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank, presented by the Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz. Wed, Nov 20, 11:30am. $20-$25. Center Street Grill, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.423.2356.

Discuss end-of-life options for serenity and dignity. Meets in Aptos the last Wed afternoon of every month except Dec; call for more info. 831.251.2240.

Figure Drawing Weekly drawing from a live model, facilitated by Open Studio artist Richard Bennett. Mon, 7-10pm. $16. Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, 831.426.5787.

Grief Support A lunchtime drop-in support group for adults grieving the death of a family member or friend. Tues. 6-7pm at 125 Heather Terrace, Aptos; Fri. noon-1pm at 5403 Scotts Valley Dr. Ste. D, Scotts Valley. free. Various sites, NA, Santa Cruz, 831.430.3000.

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. for specific times and more information. Ongoing. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.

Leveraging Influence & Motivating Others A workshop where managers can discover their talents and shortcomings. Sponsored by the N. California Human Resources Association. Thu, Nov 21, 7:30-9:30am. $35

general; free for members. Plantronics, 345 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, 415.291.1992.

donation. UCSC College 9 & 10 Recreation Lounge, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz.

Miracle Working

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

Move to Amend National spokesperson David Cobb will talk about our county initiative, plus a preview of Richard Stockton's new show about Baby Boomers. Wed, Nov 20, 7pm. Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

Orange is the New Jim Crow A talk about the harms that incarcerated women and gender variant people face behind bars. Mon, Nov 25, 6:30-8:30pm. Free/

A 12-step support group for those who wish to recover from compulsive eating. Sundays 9-10:15am at 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz and 4-5:15pm at 115 South Morrissey, Santa Cruz. Mondays 12:15-1:15pm at 420 Melrose Ave, Santa Cruz and 7-8pm at 4951 Soquel Dr, Soquel. Tuesdays 12:151:15pm at 420 Melrose Ave, Santa Cruz. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am at 1335 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz; noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln #303, Watsonville; and 6:307:30pm at 335 Spreckles Dr, Ste. A, Aptos. Thursdays 1-2pm at 301 Center St, Santa Cruz. Fridays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln #303, Watsonville and 12:15-1:15pm at 225 Rooney St, Santa Cruz. Saturdays 9-10am at 532 Center St, Santa Cruz and 11am-noon


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SATURDAY | 11/23

Planet Cruz Comedy Local comedian Richard Stockton is back, hosting his regular laughter-filled comedy and music event. Notable additions this time around include the sometimes abrasive, always hilarious Brendan Lynch, who Stockton has officially deemed “Letterman-bound.” Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30pm at the Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. Tickets $18. at 75 Nelson St, Watsonville. 831.429.7906.

Postpartum Health Circle A weekly community circle offering support and information about postpartum changes for mothers. Wed, 1:30-2:30pm. $5-$10 donation. Luma Yoga & Family Center, 1010 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.325.2620.

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

Resume Reviews Complimentary resume reviews by Profile of Santa Cruz, a job search association. Wed, Nov 20, 1:30-5pm. Free. Downtown Farmer's Market, Cedar St, between Lincoln St and Cathcart St, Santa Cruz.

Support and Recovery Groups Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's Assn., 831.464.9982. Bipolar: 707.747.1989. 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). Pagans in Recovery: 831.428.3024. Narcotics Anonymous: Clutterers Anonymous: 831.359.3008.

Take Back Your Power A film which explores issues around corporate practices of tapping into citizens' private information. Sponsored by the Freedom Forum. Wed, Nov 20, 7pm. Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.

The Speaker's Gym Instructor Noel Murphy provides leadership coaching and public speaking skills every week. Wed, 7-9:30pm. Discovery Gym, 75 Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, 831.238.1234.

Andrews, author of “Living Room Revolution,” on how to create more community in our lives. Sun, Nov 24, 2pm. Free. Dharma's, 4250 Capitola Rd., Capitola.

hosted by DNA featuring a different Bay Area headliner each week. Tue, 8:30pm. Free. Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.423.7117.

Yoga Instruction

Marine Mammal Research Tour

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.


TimeBank Mixer

Comedy Showcase

A gathering featuring Cecile

A new comedy showcase

A behind-the-scenes look at Long Marine Lab and the scientists who study dolphins, seals, sea lions and whales. Advance registration required. Sun, Nov 24, 2-3:30pm. Seymour Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3800.

Skin & Bones An open house with vertebrate skins from the museum plus bones from the anthropology department. Fri, Nov 22, 11am-5pm and Sat, Nov 23, 11am-6pm. Free. UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.459.0111.

Wool, Spinning & Weaving An in-depth look at how wool clothing was made in the early days of the Mission. Sat, Nov 23, 1-2pm. Free. Santa Cruz Mission, 126 High Street, Santa Cruz, 831.425.5849.

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REV. HORTON HEAT T Hey look, the Rev has a new album! It’s his first in four years! Blah blah blah! Why is anyone making a big deal out of this? I’m not sure his fans really require new Rev. Horton Heat albums; s; in fact, I remember thinking that way back on It’s Martini Time! Almost two decades later, he’ss messed around with stylistic variables, but in thee end the best songs all become fresh meat for the psychobilly grinder that is his live show. “Lett Me Show You How to Eat,” the first single off his upcoming record, is a 10-course serving of culinary double-entendres that could have easilyy been on his classic 1990s albums. Catalyst; $15; 8pm. (Steve Palopoli)



The daughter of a Malian diplomat, singersongwriter Rokia Traoré traveled extensively as a youngster, soaking up the culture and music of Algeria, France, Belgium and more. But, coming from a family of nobility, local tradition forbade her from performing her own music. Lucky for us, the rules were bent in her case and she is now among the celebrated voices of international music. Blending styles that range from minimal to traditional to rock, Traoré continues to break barriers both musically and culturally. Rio Theatre; $28 adv/$33 door; 8pm. (Cat Johnson)

With a repertoire that includes uplifting tunes such as “Love is Dead,” “Bottle in My Hand,” and “Waiting Around to Die” Miss Lonely Hearts doesn’t waste time genre-hopping or fusing together elements of this style or that. They go straight for the lonely heart of barpacking, honky tonk, tear-in-my-beer music. Hailing from the Central Valley, this band is a throwback to the days when country music was as rough, honest, unpolished and totally bootscoot-able. Crepe Place; $10; 9pm. (CJ)

The Sam Chase, led by the frontman of the same name, plays rollicking, stomp-inducing music that brings to mind a good, oldfashioned porch jam complete with hoots, hollers and the occasional f-bomb. But Chase, who possesses a magnetic, rough-aroundthe-edges voice and a penchant for penning super-catchy tunes, also knows how to slow things down to explore the quieter, somewhat darker side of life. Hailing from San Francisco, this outfit is definitely one to put on your rootss radar. Don Quixote's; $10; 8pm. (CJ)

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Thursday, November 21 U 7 pm | No Comps Two of Jazz’s Most Respected Artists

SLAID BELLS Americana troubadour Slaid Cleaves plays the Kuumbwa Saturday.

RANDY WESTON AND BILLY HARPER “AFRICAN RHYTHMS” A true innovator and visionary (Weston) Post-Coltrane era saxophonist (Harper) Friday, November 22 U 8 pm

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With a lot of major chords, alternating basslines and rock rhythms, Slaid Cleaves’ music isn’t the thing that sets him apart in modern country music—it’s his lyrics. Cleaves’ tunes ring of heartbreak and despair reminiscent of Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams. “Breakfast In Hell” off 2000’s Broke Down chronicles the tragic tall tale of Sandy Gray, who pushed his fellow lumberjacks to fix a logjam by the Chumash River in Ontario. But Cleaves often brings a 21st century edge to his music. Other common themes include being drunk and wanting to get stoned. Kuumbwa; $25-$40 adv/$29-$44/door; 7:30pm. (JP)

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DELHI 2 DUBLIN Talk about worlds colliding. Delhi 2 Dublin is an electronic Canadian ethnic music group that fusess Indian Bhangra and Celtic music. The group’s more adventurous mash-ups—like “S.O.S,” which h opens with reggae rhythms—sound especially mind-blowing with a fiddle, sitar and tabla. Lead singer Sanjay Seran sings in both Punjabi and English, and their Facebook page states plainly, “They invented the genre 'celtic punjabi electronica'”— yeah, like that bandwagon’s ever gonna be crowded—“which sounds pretty dumbb on paper, but is actually super badass.” Moe's Alley; $12 door/$15 adv; 9pm. (Jacob Pierce)

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THE GREEN Hawaiian reggae band the Green makes upbeat idealistic music with roots vibes, hip-hop influences and pulsing lyrical cadences older than the band itself. “From the times of ancient Hawai‘i, and even up to present day, chanting has been a part of our culture,” guitarist JP Kennedy has said. It’s hard not to nod along and listen to their three albums. Formed in 2009, the six guys are practically rookies to the touringg music scene and likely have several more years and many good vibes ahead of them. Catalyst; $18 adv/$22 door; 8:30pm. (JP)


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Saturday, November 30 U 7:30 pm


Monday, December 2 U 7 pm | No Comps




Sunday, December 8 U 6 pm

ZAMBOMBA GITANA! A Traditional Flamenco Holiday Celebration Direct from Spain Tickets:

Monday, December 9 U 7 pm | No Comps

PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP Wednesday, December 11 U 7 pm


Award Winning Crooked Still Vocalist! Monday, December 16 U 7 and 9 pm


Windham Hill Winter Solstice

BARBARA HIGBIE, LIZ STORY, LISA LYNNE, GEORGE TORTORELLI, ARYEH FRANKFURTER Unless noted advance tickets at and Logos Books & Records. Dinner served 1-hr before Kuumbwa presented concerts. Premium wines & beer. All ages welcome.

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Film BUSINESS CASUAL Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) and Rayon (Jared Leto) form a partnership to procure hard-to-get AIDS drugs.

Cowboy Up

A scrawny Matthew McConaughey brings life to ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


HE RISE of a brave new actor is something to see, but second to that is the sight of an actor who had begun his career as a good-looking slouch, starting to stir himself and do things. Now, after his celebrated role in Mud as a mysterious stranger, Matthew McConaughey has a big-star performance in Dallas Buyers Club, as Ron Woodroof, a wiry, dying rebel, emaciated with AIDS to the point where his rodeo belt buckle seems heavier than he is. Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s film is set in 1986 during the worst of the AIDS epidemic. Woodroof, a trailer-dwelling oilpatch electrician, develops a cough that won’t go away and a headache that lingers like a bad hangover. After he

collapses during a workplace accident, he comes to in a hospital, where he’s informed by a pair of germ-masked doctors that he’s got AIDS. “Fuck you, I ain’t no faggot!” he protests. (When he thinks on it hard, Ron dimly recalls a scene with some kind of prostitute; that’s the best clue he has to how he got the disease.) Heterosexuality won’t save him: he’s got a T-cell count in the single digits and a diagnosis of death within a month. He learns of the murderously expensive drug AZT and buys it in the parking lot from a hospital orderly, before the supply runs out. Then he heads to a Mexican clinic where he builds up his strength with vitamins and aloe vera. Through a business partnership with a pinkly-

powdered drag queen named Rayon (Jared Leto) Ron hustles up some serious money distributing the nutritional supplements to the AIDS cases in Dallas. As he goes international in search of more serious pharmaceuticals—flying to Japan and Israel in search of Interferon—he’s harassed by one wattles-shaking FDA agent who keeps turning up, the same way that one particular Dallas policeman (Steve Zahn, squandered) also keeps turning up to save Rob from his own misdeeds. It’s two films merged messily into one. One concerns the co-ops that people with AIDS formed to get the drugs the FDA and Big Pharma dawdled over, a story told in a far better film, the documentary How To Survive

a Plague. The other, lesser movie is about a homophobic Texan who slowly learns to tolerate got-damn queers. This second movie congratulates you for your own tolerance. Dallas Buyers Club eludes realism in the character Jennifer Garner plays— she’s supposed to be a physician, but she’s such a fountain of unadulterated compassion that, in an older version of this movie, she would have been a nun. All the realism falls on Rayon; he’s shot to look as much like a Diane Arbus photo as possible, only with an oddly quiet Mrs. Doubtfire voice. He always has a few runs in his stocking, and scars from the drugs he shoots up in his rump; Rayon is always photographed in the least-alluring light as Ron scalds with insults—I think we’re supposed to think it’s cute the way they play together. Dallas Buyers Club is made for distracted home viewing. It makes its points and remakes them, so much that it’s easy to stop noticing when it contradicts itself. It’s not clear when Ron leaves his skeevy motel headquarters and takes up residence in a donated office, because he seems to be doing business in both. At his local bar, Ron gets treated as a diseased pariah, and he nearly causes a bar fight. A few scenes later he’s right back at that same bar, as if nothing happened. Still, McConaughey’s hard-edged cowboy charm reminds us that in a time of discrimination and inept response to a crisis—just as in times of wartime occupation—it’s the criminally-minded pains in the ass that survive. He’ll be at the awards shows this winter, and he’ll deserve to be there, not just for the stunt of starving himself gaunt for the part, but for making this movie live as well as it does.

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB R; 117 Min. Plays at the Nick.

Film Capsules New


threatening to fight anyone who pointed out that The Dark Knight Rises sucked, Nolan’s breakthrough film Memento gave film fans something a lot more fun to argue about. Did the reverse-narrative story hold up when considered backward (or rather, forward)? Now, of course, you can watch the movie re-edited in chronological order on YouTube, but almost 15 years later this cult favorite starring Guy Pearce as an amnesiac trying to piece together his own plotline is still a blast no matter what you think of the technicalities. (Plays Fri and Sat at midnight at the Del Mar)

Movie reviews by Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack

Reviews 12 YEARS A SLAVE (R; 133 min) Based on an 1853 memoir, this story of a free African American kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South is easily the bestreviewed film of the year. ALL IS LOST (PG-13; 106 min) Robert Redford stars in this adventure story of a man on the open sea whose boat is damaged, leaving him in a lonely and desperate fight for survival.

BAD GRANDPA (R; 92 min) Johnny Knoxville’s obnoxious old man character from Jackass gets his own movie, which for sure nobody saw coming.

For some reason, the movie combines a fictional plot with the typical hiddencamera footage of real people being grossed out by Grandpa’s lewd behavior. THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (R) Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall and Terrence Howard star in this story of college friends who reunite at Christmastime after 15 years. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (NC-17; 179 min) Much buzzed-about French lesbian love story has French lesbians, love story. Also won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13; 134 min) Oscar buzz is already a-buzzin’ for Tom

Showtimes are for Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 27, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.


Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa — Wed-Thu 1; 3:25; 6; 11:10; Fri-Wed call

122 Rancho Del Mar Center, Aptos 831.688.6541

for showtimes.

Delivery Man —Daily 2:30; 4:50; 7:10; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 12:10pm. Dallas Buyers Club — Daily 1:50; 4:20; 6:50; 9:20 plus Sat-Sun 11:20am.

The Best Man Holiday — Wed-Thu 12; 3:15; 6; 9:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Thor:The Dark World—Wed-Thu 12:05; 2:45; 5:20; 7:30; 10:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Thor:The Dark World 3D—Thu 12:30; 2:45; 4:35; 7:15; 10; Fri-Wed call for showtimes.



1475 41st Ave., Capitola 831.479.3504

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire —(Opens Thu 8pm) Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Last Vegas — Wed-Thu 11:30; 2; 4:30; 7; 10; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Thor: The Dark World — Wed-Thu 11:45; 1:30; 4:15; 5:20; 7:15; 8:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes.

Thor: The Dark World 3D — Wed-Thu 2:30; 9:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes.


1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500

Delivery Man — (Opens Fri) 1:30; 2:30; 4; 5; 7:15; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11:15am; 12:10pm. 12 Years A Slave — Daily 1:50; 4:40; 6:30; 7:30; 9:10 plus Sat 11am. Macbeth — Sun 11am. Memento — Fri-Sat Midnight.


Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500

All Is Lost — Daily 1:50; 4:20; 6:50; 9:10 plus Sat-Sun 11:40am. Blue Is the Warmest Color — Daily 3:40pm. Dallas Buyer’s Club — Daily 2; 3:30; 4:30; 6; 7; 8:30; 9:30 plus Sat-Sun 11:30; 1pm. Enough Said — Daily 7:10 plus Sat-Sun 11:20am. Kill Your Darlings — Daily 1:30; 9:20.


155 S. River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701

About Time — Wed-Thu 3:30; 7; 9:45; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Captain Phillips — Wed-Thu 12:30; 3:30; 6:30; 9:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Las Vegas — Wed-Thu 3:40; 6:45; 9:10; Fri-Wed call for showtimes.


1405 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1700

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire—(Opens Thu 8pm); Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Captain Phillips — Wed-Thu 12:20; 3:15; 8:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Ender’s Game — Wed-Thu 12:45; 3:20; 6:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Free Birds — Wed-Thu 12:10; 2:25; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Gravity — Wed-Thu 12:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Gravity 3D — Wed-Thu 3; 6:20; 8:40; Fri-Wed call for showtimes.

226 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley 831.438.3260

Delivery Man — (Opens Thu 8:30pm) Fri-Wed call for showtimes. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire—(Opens Thu 8pm) Fri-Wed call for showtimes. 12 Years A Slave — Wed-Thu 12:15; 3:30; 6:45; 9:45; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. About Time — Wed-Thu 11:55; 2; 4:30; 7:20; 10; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Ender’s Game — Wed-Thu 11; 1:45; 4:30; 7:10; 10; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Free Birds — Wed-Thu 11:55; 2:20; 4:45; 7; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Gravity — Wed-Thu 11:45; 3; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Gravity 3D — Wed-Thu 4:55; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa — Wed-Thu 4:55; 10:15; Fri-Wed call for showtimes.

Last Vegas — Wed-Thu 11:30; 2; 4:30; 7:20; 9:55; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Thor: The Dark World — Wed-Thu 1; 4; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Thor:The Dark World 3D —Wed-Thu 11:30; 2:30; 5:30; 8:30; Fri-Wed call for showtimes. Gigi — Thu 7pm.


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Delivery Man — (Opens Fri) 1:30; 4:05; 7:10; 10 plus Sat-Sun, Wed 11/27 11am. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — (Opens Thu 8pm) 12:30; 1:50; 3:45; 4:55; 7; 8; 10:05 plus Sat-Sun, Wed 11/27 10:45am. Frozen — (Opens Wed 11/27) 10:45; 11:45; 1:30; 2:30; 5:05; 7:20; 9:45. Frozen 3D — (Opens Wed 11/27) 4pm. Homefront — (Opens Wed 11/27) 10:45; 1:45; 4:20; 7:30; 10. About Time — Fri-Tue 1:40; 4:20; 7:20; 10 plus Sat-Sun 11am; Wed 11/27 7:30; 10. Captain Phillips — Wed-Thu 1:30; 4:15; 7; 9:45; Fri-Tue 1:30; 4:15. Ender’s Game — Wed 11/27 1:30; 4:05; 7:15; 10; Thu 1:30pm. Free Birds —Wed-Thu 12:55; 3:05; 5:15; Fri-Tue 12:55; 3:05; 5:15 plus Sat-Sun 10:45am. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa — Wed-Thu 12:55; 3:05; 5:20; 7:35; 10;FriTue 7:25; 10 plus Sat-Sun 10:45am. Last Vegas — Wed-Thu 1:20; 4:10; 7:15; 9:45; Wed-Tue 7:25; 9:45. Thor: The Dark World — Wed-Thu 1:45; 4:20; 7; 9:45; Fri-Wed 1:40; 4:15; 7:15; 9:45 plus Sat-Sun, Wed 11/27 11am. Thor: The Dark World 3D — Wed-Thu 2:45; 5:20.

Hanks, who plays the titular captain in this true story of the first U.S. cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R; 117 min.) Matthew McConaughey continues his bizarre transformation into one of the best actors of our generation in this true story about a Texas electrician named Ron Woodroof, who took on the medical establishment after being diagnosed with HIV in the ’80s—in his attempt to get alternative treatments for himself and others, he became a drug smuggler. What has gotten into McConaughey, anyway? Remember when he was the acting equivalent of lumber back in the Contact days? Jared Leto is making a different kind of comeback, after not making films for a while—here he plays a transvestite who forms an unlikely partnership with Woodroof. ENDER’S GAME (PG-13; 104 min) There’s been a lot of LGBT supporters protesting this movie because of the despicable anti-gay views of Orson Scott Card, the author of the book it’s based on (and a producer of the film). I don’t know if the film itself should be judged on the basis of that—maybe more on the fact that Ender’s Game wasn’t a great book to begin with, certainly inferior even to Card’s short story of the same name on which it was based. (Philip K. Dick’s Time Out of Joint is a far superior take on a very similar idea.) But whether or not you think the political issues should affect whether or not you see the film, at least we can all agree the guy’s a total douche. FREE BIRDS (PG; 91 min) Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson star in this animated movie that is seriously about turkeys traveling through time. They go back to try to stop JFK’s assassination. Just kidding, of course they try to get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu. GRAVITY (PG-13; 90 min) In director Alfonso Cuaron’s much-anticipated spacedisaster flick, an accident on a space shuttle mission threatens to make Sandra Bullock and George Clooney astro-nots. HOW I LIVE NOW (R; 101 min) Action thriller is an adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel about an American teenager bored out of her skull while staying with

relatives in Britain, until it suddenly comes under martial law, and she has to escape a violent military dictatorship. FML! KILL YOUR DARLINGS (R; 104 min) The beat writers get tangled in a 1944 murder in this hip drama, man! Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg, with Kerouac and Burroughs represented as well. LAST VEGAS (PG-13; 105 min) The trailer for this comedy just makes you involuntarily smile. Is it getting to watch Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Kline being goofy? Yeah, and also that this old-fart version of The Hangover actually looks hilarious, when it could have been just a cash-in on its all-star cast. PLANES (G; 92 min.) This spin-off of Cars was originally supposed to go direct-to-video, but apparently theatrical audiences can’t get enough of kids’ movies about things that long to do other things, but can’t because of reasons, but then do. So here you go. RUNNING WILD: THE LIFE OF DAYTON O. HYDE (NR; 93 min) Documentary follows the cowboy conservationist as he tries to preserve homeon-the-range culture while at the same time protecting natural resources and rescuing horses. RUSH (R; 123 min) Ron Howard’s epic re-telling of the real-life rivalry between Formula 1 racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (James Bruhl). THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG-13; 122 min) If he had a hammer, he’d hammer in the morning. He’d hammer in the evening, all over the nine realms. Anyway, Thor is back in a plot that’s basically what you’d expect: blah blah Dark Elves, blah blah wormhole, blah blah anomaly. Thank god for the Loki comic relief. WE’RE THE MILLERS (R; 110 min.) Filling the no-doubt massive audience demand to see the last vestiges of their ’90s innocence ruined by seeing Jennifer Aniston play a stripper, this comedy stars Jason Sudeikis as a pot dealer who enlists a random group of weirdos to be his fake family so he can smuggle drugs in from Mexico.

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DELIVERY MAN (PG13; 103 min) If you feel like the premise for this Vince Vaughn comedy—slacker finds out his sperm-bank donation accidentally fathered hundreds of children, and 142 of them are suing him—sounds familiar, it might be because it sounds exactly like the kind of comedy Vince Vaughn would have made by now. He actually didn’t, but New Zealander Ken Scott did in 2011, a movie called Starbuck on which it is based. I know some of those Kiwis have thick accents, but really, they’re remaking New

Zealand films now? (Opens Fri at Green Valley, Scotts Valley, Del Mar, Aptos) HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13; 146 min) Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth return in the further adventures of Katniss Everdeen and friends. This time, it’s personal! Just kidding. It’s not that personal. (Opens Fri at 41st Ave, Cinema 9, Scotts Valley, Green Valley) MEMENTO (2000) A while back, Hollywood. com did a story called “Why Are Chris Nolan’s Fans Such Jerks?” That was awesome. But you know, it didn’t used to be like that. Years before fanboys were


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Send tips about food, wine and dining discoveries to Christina Waters at Read her blog at over. And yes, they do serve breakfast on weekends from 8am-2pm. BEAUREGARD REPORT: André Beauregard, the latest of the multi-

SO SAY OLIVE US Olive oils from Belle Farms in Watsonville are an excellent gift idea.

An Olive Branch to Gift Givers BY CHRISTINA WATERS

BELLE FARMS OIL MAKES GREAT GIFT: Nice touch, the little take-away gift for guests at last week's Farm to Table winemaker dinner at Sesnon House. A little bottle of Belle Farms

extra virgin olive oil turned out to contain a peppery, delicious oil made from orchards right here in the Santa Cruz Mountains foothills. The olive oil is one of the delicious products from Belle Farms, a family-run seven-acre sustainably farmed orchard planted 14 years ago. The results are fresh and zesty, conveying a new world

assertiveness through Tuscan olive varieties. I'm thinking a bottle of locallymade Belle Farms olive oil would make a terrific souvenir holiday gift, especially since these oils are available all over the place at stores such as Staff of Life, New Leaf and Deluxe Foods, as well as at the Saturday Aptos Farmers Market. NEW WINES IN OLD FAVORITE:

Great to see the old favorite wine bar growing more vibrant by the week. A newly updated wine list at Pizzeria

Avanti brings much to like, especially a gorgeous 2010 Villa de Geggiano Chianti ($11) that was born to meet up with red sauce. Obviously this is a go-to partner for the extraordinary house meatballs and reginetta pasta dish. But we found it a bold match for the “Avanti,” a pizza graced with a delicious, thin, crisp crust—prosciutto, tomato sauce, Parmigiano reggiano and a liberal topping of baby arugula. Owner Jeremy Federico also now offers a robust 2011 Cantine Valpane Barbera for $8 a glass. Total bargain! Come on

generational Beauregard winemaking dynasty, has created a vintage 2012 wine that is very holiday tablefriendly, a red blend called Monarch, under his festive red and gold West Cliff Wines label. For $14.99 this is a lot of easy access wine, a well-made 13.9% alcohol creation of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that offers up plenty of berries, spice and soft tannins. Get a case and feel smug about the upcoming holiday meals. Meanwhile, brother Ryan of Beauregard Vineyards has released a lively 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Paso Robles, on offer at Shoppers Corner for $13.99—ah, that consumer-friendly bargain wine rack at Shoppers! Bright and citrusy on first sip, it opens into limestone and chestnuts, with a crisp mineral finish. The 13.5% alcohol makes this an obvious choice for either a Dungeness crab course or that baked ham with sweet potatoes. MUNS VINEYARD UPDATES: Ed and Mary Muns write to tell me that they have completed a 40-ton harvest of estate Pinot Noir, and just last month harvested 3.5 tons of Syrah. Yes, that is a lot of grapes. “This has been an incredible harvest,” they are thrilled to report. “One of the best ever.” Muns’ celebrated pinots have long been a smart choice for holiday tables, and if you need more convincing before you select your Christmas and New Year’s libations, you will want to sample Muns Vineyard wines on Sunday, Dec. 1 at VinoCruz, from 2-5pm. Here's a chance to try the new 2010 Pinot Noir, among other vintages. The $10 tasting fee for VinoCruz events is waived with the purchase of a bottle of Muns wine—now that's a sweet prospect. VinoCruz, 725 Front St., in downtown Santa Cruz (next to Lulu's Octagon and Annieglass); (831) 426-8466.0


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I AM TETSUO Dustin Murata co-owns Akira, on Soquel Avenue, with Greyson Lanzarotta-Leek.

Akira Dustin Murata & Greyson LanzarottaLeek, co-owners


kira hasn’t even been open two years, but the Soquel Avenue sushi restaurant already has built a steady crowd of regulars who appreciate its vibrant atmosphere. “We don’t get a whole lot of tourists,” co-owner Dustin Murata says. “What we do get is great, but we primarily shoot for people who live in this neighborhood right here.” Akira’s modern, fusion approach to sushi incorporates flavors like basil and jalapeño, which aren’t readily available in Japan, into their rolls.

SANTA CRUZ WEEKLY: What’s the best part about running your own business? DUSTIN MURATA: Given that we’ve always been

employees, just showing employees that respect we always wanted— treating people good that work for us and putting that same energy into everyone that comes in. Does business stay steady, because you’re not relying on tourists?

DM: Summertime it pumps up even more. But it’s pretty steady throughout the winter. It fills up pretty much every night, so we can’t complain about that. How do you prepare teriyaki skirt steak?

DM: We cut it down real thin. We cut all the excess fat that’s not necessary off. Greyson Lanzarotta-Leek: And then we marinate it for the day, and then lather it with some teriyaki sauce. It’s our own marinate with soy sauce and onions, all that stuff. What’s your favorite kind of fish?

GL: Tuna family—that’s number one. And I love lobster, but we don’t have it on the menu. What dishes are you unveiling next? 8041 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003

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DM: Our Japanese curry, because it’s not something a lot of people are pushing too much in Santa Cruz right now. On these winter days, it’s super savory and warm. It makes you feel good. —Jacob Pierce

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ARIES (Mar (March ch 21-April 19): Thee poet Charles Baudelairee pr prayed not God—rather Baudelair ayed ffor or help, but no ot to God—r ather he prayed Poe. pr ayed to the writer Edgar Allan P oe. Novelist Malcolm LLowry owry sometimes pleaded with God G to give him prayed Franz insight, but he also pr ayed to the writer Fr anz KKafka. afka. approach seeking I rreally eally like this appr oach to seeki ing guidance, and coming hero, rrecommend ecommend it to you in the comin ng days. Which her o, dead or alive, could you call on too uplift you? What character you inspiration amazing char acter might bring yo ou the inspir ation you brazen imaginative. azen and imaginative need? Be br g e. The spirits p could be moree help than you can imagin imagine. afoot. of mor ne. Magic is af oot. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): U.S. U Confederate Confederate General Richardd S. Ewell (1817-1872) Gener al Richar (1817-18772) sometimes experienced episodes in which hee truly thought he bird. was a bir d. Princess Alexandria off Bavaria (1826-1875) (1826-1875) young, believed that when she was youn ng, she had eaten theree was thee Prussian military a glass piano. Then ther officer Gebhardd Leber Leberecht Blucher (1742-1819), off icer Gebhar echt von Blu ucher (17 42-1819), who imagined he was pregnant pregnant with w an elephant. Sad and funny and crazy, crazyy, right? And A yet it’s it’s my understanding that all of us havee fixed fixed delusions. bizarre They are are less bizar re than those I cited, but they can aree yours, Do you still be debilitating. What ar yours, Taurus? Taurus? a secretly secr etly believe that a certain turning turrning point in your Aree youu incor incorrectly wracked past scarred scarred you forever? forever? Ar rectly wr acked guiltt because of some with anger or guil some event that may not have actually happened the way w you remember remember Here’s it? Her e’s the good news: Now is an excellent time to shed your fixed fixed delusions. GEMINI (May 21-June 21-June 20): Philosopher Philosopher Eckhart “theree may bee one person who TTolle oolle suggests that “ther more moree rreflects eflects your love back to you mo ore clearly and mor intensely than others.”” For some of us, this numinous from om a special animal. rreflection eflection comes fr a Whatever is urge you extraa the case ffor or you, Gemini, I ur ge yo ou to devote extr thiss cr creature time to your rrelationship elationship with thi eature in the you provide next 14 days. Meditate on how yo ou could pr ovide moree nurturing and inspir inspiration. Brainstorm mor ation. Br B ainstorm about the possibility of deepening your connection. What practical actical actions could you take ttoo boost your loved pr one’s one ’s ffortunes? ortunes? CANCER (June ( 21-July 21-July 22):) The Th he Cancerian Cancerian soprano soprano great Kirsten Flagstad was rregarded egarded ass one of the gr eat operatic century. oper atic singers of the 20th cent ury. Critic Desmond Shawe-Taylor Shawe-Taaylor said that “No one within w living memory and surpassed her in sheer beauty an nd consistency of line operas and tone.”” She specialized in the oper as of German Richardd W Wagner, composer Richar agnerr, whosee master work, The Ring of the Nibelung, takes 15 hours hours to perform. perform. Flagstad was asked to name the single most important s thing she needed in order order to perform perform Wagner’s Wagner ’s music with the excellence it demanded. demaanded. Her answer: comfortable comfortable shoes. Regard Regard that as a good advice for for your own life life and work, Cancerian—both Canceriann—both literally literally and metaphorically. metaphorically. It’s It’s time to get really really well-grounded. well-grounded. LEO (July 23-Aug. 23-Aug. 22): Have youu ever been in a social situation where where you y really reallyy didn’t didn’t car ccaree what anyone y thought of you and therefore therefore felt felt absolutely free free to act on your inner promptings? promptings? When was the last time you lost all your inhibitions and self-consciousness self-cconsciousness while making love? Can Can you truly say that thhat sometime recently recently you have been totally responsive responsive to your festive festive impulses? If you have experienced experienceed any blockages in expressing expressing this type of energy, energyy, now is a perfect perfect moment to fix fix that. You Yoou have a date daate with robust, robust, innocent self-expression. self-expression. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 23-Sept. 22): Nor Norwegian w wegian public television is experimenting with a phenomenon show, character called Slow TTV. V. In one rreality eality show w, the main char acter builtt a fire buil fire with logs and kept it burning burning for for 12 hours. program, viewers In another pr ogram, patient viewe ers watched ffor or ive days as a cruise ship made its ffive its way along the Norwegian thirdd show ffeatured Nor wegian coast. A thir e eatur ed a woman knitting a sweater from from start to ffinish. inish. I wish you slow-motion would get hooked on slow-motio on activities like those, Virgo. Vir go. Maybe it would help you lower lower your thoughtsper-minute rrate ate and influence you yoou to take longer, longerr, breaths that deeper br eaths and rremember emember th hat rrelaxation elaxation is an art cultivate. be in righteous you can cul tivate. And then you would w rhythms. alignment with the cosmic rhythm ms. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23-Oct. 22): YYou’re oou’re smarter than you think you are, are, and soon you will be b even smarter. smarter. Previously Pr eviously inaccessible wisdom iss seeping up from from the depths of your subconscious mind, making its way

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