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1:3/@=<1=6= 1 :3/@=<1=6= AR RECENT ECENT A ARTICLE RTICLE ((â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big F Fish,â&#x20AC;? ish,â&#x20AC;? C Currents, urrents, JJune une 117) 7) aand nd sseveral everal lletters etters h avve aappeared pp eared iin n have tthis his p aper re garding ccoho oho ssalmon, almon, llocal o cal aand nd paper regarding sstatewide tatewide fo restr y p ractices aand nd p ending forestry practices pending p olicy cchanges, hanges, aalong long w ith a q uote ffrom rrom policy with quote m yself. T hese aarticles r ticles h ave v rraised aised sseveral everal myself. These have iissues ssues tthat hat w ould b enef it ffrom rrom cclarification. larif ication. would benefit hould sstate tate tthis his w as n ot aan n iinterview nter view I I sshould was not ssolicited. olicited. W hen ccontacted ontacted b he Santa Santa Cruz Cruz When byy tthe W eekly reporter, repor ter, I sstated t ted re ta p eatedly tthat hat I Weekly repeatedly w as n ot aan n eexpert xp er t o restry p ractices o was not off fo forestry practices orr p olicies. I did did aagree grree to to d iscuss llocal o cal eecological cological policies. discuss cchallenges hallenges tto o ccoho oho ssalmon, almon, iincluding ncluding f lluctuating uctuating o c e a n c o n d i t i o n s, p redation aand nd ocean conditions, predation h abitat iissues. ssues. Regarding Regarding habitat habitat issues, issues, the the habitat re por ter aasked sked aabout bout llocal o cal fo restry p ractices reporter forestry practices aand nd ttheir heir p otential iimpacts mpacts o n sstream tream potential on ttemperatures. emp eratures. I re plied tthat hat o ur re search replied our research w as n ot d irectly ta rgeted aatt aaddressing ddressing was not directly targeted


the iimpacts the mpacts o off llocal o cal fo forestry restry p practices, ractices, aand nd sstated tated tthat hat sstream tream ttemperatures emperatures w ere a were ccomplex omplex iissue ssue w ith ffish ish tthat hat iinvolved nvolved m ore with more tthan han ssimply imply b eing ttoo oo h igh o o o llow, ow, aand nd being high orr ttoo re lated tto oo ther iissues ssues ssuch uch aass p roductivity related other productivity iin n tthe he sstream tream aand nd ggrowth rowth p otential o ish potential off ffish u nder tthese hese cconditions. onditions. under There are are several several reasons reasons our our re search There research h as n ot d irectly aaddressed ddressed fo orestry has not directly forestry p ractices, n one o hich re late tto oo ur aaccess ccess practices, none off w which relate our aagreements gre r ements w ith Big Big Creek Creek L umb er o with Lumber orr aany ny o ther llandowner andowner iin n tthe he S cott C reek other Scott Creek w atershed. A quoted aand nd iimplied mplied iin n tthe he watershed. Ass quoted aarticle, r ticle, w stablished o ur re esearch ssite ite in in wee eestablished our research S cott C reek iin n2 002, iin np ar t b ased o nd ata Scott Creek 2002, part based on data aavailable vailable aatt tthe he ttime ime tthat hat it it h ad tthe he llargest argest had p opulation o oho ssalmon almon remaining r maining iin re n population off ccoho tthe he aarea. rea. In recent recent years, years, changes changes in in coho coho In p opulation trends trends in in Scott Scott Creek Creek and and all all population o ther rivers rivers in in California California have have involved involved other

dramatic declines dramatic declines in in adults adults returning returning from from tthe he ocean ocean across across the the entire entire state, state, and and this this has has b rought concerns concerns about about ocean ocean conditions conditions brought tto o tthe he ttop op o ur p riority llist. ist. In In aaddition, ddition, off o our priority n o one one would would argue argue that that the the local local selective selective no h arvest practices practices have have less less impact impact than than other other harvest m ore severe severe practices, practices, such such as as clear-cutting, clear- cutting, more aass in in other other watersheds watersheds ffarther arther to to the the north. nor th. T here are are plenty plenty of of data data on on variables variables ssuch uch as as There sstream tream f low, low, turbidity, turbidity, and and temperature temperature to to iindicate ndicate that that other other more more human-impacted human-impacted w atersheds in in the the Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Mountains Mountains watersheds h ave more more degraded degraded habitat habitat than than Scott Scott have C reek. This This is is not not meant meant to to imply imply that that Scott Scott Creek. C reek does does not not have have habitat habitat challenges challenges Creek o state one one way way or or another another that that I feel feel Big Big orr state C reekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-regulation â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-regulation works,â&#x20AC;? works,â&#x20AC;? as as printed printed Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iin n the the original original article. article. Rather, Rather, I believe believe that that ffactors actors other other than than forestry forestry practices practices are are of of ggreater reater concerns concerns for for setting setting local local research research p riorities ffor or ccoho oho ssalmon. almon. priorities

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IITH TH BUDGET BUDGET T WOES WOES in in every every headline headline and and economic economiic i cconcerns oncerns ttouching ouching eevery very h ousehold, ssome ome ssay ay C alifornia ccan an household, California n o longer longer afford afford to to b leader in in conservation: conservation: we we should should no bee a leader sshutter hutter o ur sstate tate p arks, d efer aaction ction o n cclimate limate cchange hange aand nd p ut the the b rakes our parks, defer on put brakes o no ur llandmark andmark eeffort ffort tto o eestablish stablish m arine p rotected aareas reas ffor or o ur o ceans. on our marine protected our oceans. Former Monterey Monterey B ay aarea rea ccongressman ongressman Leon Leon Panettaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panettaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ssignature ignatur ue Former Bay lline i e iiss tthat in hat w overn eeither i he it h r by by lleadership ead adership o ris i is. If If our our lleaders ead aders h ave wee ggovern orr b byy ccrisis. have vvision ision aand nd aare re w illing tto om ake ttough ough d ecisionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;crisis ccan an b voided. IIff willing make decisionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;crisis bee aavoided. n ot, ccrisis risis w ill d rive p olicy d ecisions. S ow hile ssome ome aargue rgue tthat hat tthe he not, will drive policy decisions. So while eeconomic conomic d ownturn iiss aan n eexcuse xcuse tto o aabandon bandon o ur sstateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cconservation onservation downturn our vvalues, alues, tturn urn b ack tthe he cclock lock aand nd w ait ffor or eenvironmental nvironmental ccollapse ollapse b efore back wait before ttaking aking aaction, ction, I believe believe that, that, with with leadership, leadership, great great things things can can be be aaccomplished ccomplished eeven ven iin n cchallenging hallenging ttimes. imes. The M arine L ife P rotection Act Act ((co-authored co-authored b Fred K eeley) iiss The Marine Life Protection byy Fred Keeley) aan n eexample xample o eadership. Based Based on on scientific scientific eevidence vidence ffrom rom aaround round off lleadership. tthe he w orld d emonstrating tthe he eeffectiveness ffectiveness o arine p rotected aareas reas world demonstrating off m marine protected ((MPAs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;underwater MPAs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;underwater rrefuges efuges w here h abitats aand nd ssealife ealife ccan an rrecover ecover where habitats aand nd tthriveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 hriveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 yyears ears aago, go, a b ipartisan California California Legislature Legislature p assed o ur bipartisan passed our n ationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ffirst irst llaw aw ccalling alling ffor or a sstatewide tatewide n etwork o MPAs. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re now now nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s network off MPAs. h alfway d one w ith tthis his h istoric eeffort. ffort. U sing tthe he sstateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s b udget w oes aass aan n halfway done with historic Using budget woes eexcuse, xcuse, o pponents h ave ssuggested uggested tthat hat w uit m idstream. opponents have wee q quit midstream. But with with the the ccoast oast aand nd o cean ccontributing ontributing 3369,000 69,000 jjobs obs aand nd But ocean $ 22 b illion tto o tthe he sstateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eeconomy, conomy, p er tthe he N ational O cean E conomic $22 billion per National Ocean Economic P rogramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 004 ffigures, igures, m arine p rotection iiss a ccritical ritical iinvestment nvestment ffor or Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2004 marine protection C alifornia. A nd iitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s u rgently n eeded: ssome ome ssealife ealife p opulations aare re iin n California. And urgently needed: populations d ecline, aand nd ffishery ishery rrevenues evenues h ave d ropped b alf iin n tthe he p ast 2 0 yyears. ears. decline, have dropped byy h half past 20 agree with with tthose hose w ho ssay ay m ore ffunding unding iiss n eeded ffor or cconservation onservation I agree who more needed eefforts. fforts. M on iiss sstarting tarting k indergarten tthis his yyear ear aand nd I ssure ure w ish w Myy sson kindergarten wish wee h ad m ore m oney ffor or p ublic eeducation ducation aass w ell. B ut iinstead nstead o eeping had more money public well. But off k keeping m id o ut o chool, I am am going going to to volunteer volunteer in in his his classroom. classroom. 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called Repair California, hopes to place two of its own ballot measures on the ticket in 2010, which will empower Californians to call a constitutional convention to revise or rewrite what it calls a drastically dysfunctional document.

state of affairs, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the memory of May 19, when voters soundly voted down a whole package intended to stave off disaster. Though the Public Policy Institute of California has not yet explicitly asked whether

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T STARTED OUT, simply enough, as a celebration of the crop that put Watsonville back on the map. The Monterey Bay Strawberry Festival had enjoyed 14 summers of peace and prosperity in various locations in and around town, where many of the men and women who pick the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top crop live and work, and where nationally renowned apple orchards had once reigned supreme. But in these not-so-innocent times, the festival became divided against itself, and in the chaos two competing festivals have emerged: festival promoter Leslie Peterson leading the Monterey Bay Berry Festival on the one side and city leaders championing the Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay on the other. Both are to be held this weekend. One festival will claim victory, the other will be ridden out of town on a rail (maybe). But the dust will not settle come Monday morn. Peterson is all but certain to sue, the City Council is mired in in-fighting and allegations of racism have entered into this very strangest of food fights. Suffice to say, the situation has gotten berry, berry sticky. Where did the rot slip in? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recap. Flashback: the year was 2008, the president was George W. Bush and the Watsonville City Council had decided it was time the city came into its own, strawberry festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;wise. In an Oct. 28 vote, the council decided to move the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watsonvilleâ&#x20AC;? to the fore of the festival name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monterey Bay Strawberry Festivalâ&#x20AC;? in order to better promote a city whose reputation has suffered from gang violence. The festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promoter, Leslie Peterson, objected because of what he said were business and marketing reasons. Things quickly turned from sweet to sour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I say, Forget you,â&#x20AC;? said Councilmember Antonio Rivas presciently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be running the strawberry festival. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need him.â&#x20AC;? Though Peterson ultimately backed down, in late May, when he announced his decision to pluck the festival from Watsonvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ramsay Park and move it to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds just outside of town, the city called foul and fired him for breach of contract.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;What else might be done without our knowledge, with the city of Watsonvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name on it?â&#x20AC;? said Councilmember Kimberly Petersen of the decision. Promoter Peterson announced almost immediately that his festival would move ahead as scheduled, and after a 6-1 council vote, the city countered that it would hold its own Strawberry Festival in downtown Watsonville, same Battime, same Bat-channel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was probably the most foolish decision they could have made,â&#x20AC;? said Peterson. Foolish or not, the line was drawn in the sand. Councilmember Manuel Bersamin is in hot soup for writing to Petersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headlining act, Malo, asking them to pull out of the festival run by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anglo promoterâ&#x20AC;? and instead support the City Council, which is â&#x20AC;&#x153;fighting to uplift our Raza.â&#x20AC;? And Peterson, who says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already taken a financial hit, is winding up to pitch the final, and perhaps inevitable, curveball in this parable: a lawsuit. Bersamin may be due for council censure, Councilmember Emilio Martinez is asking for his resignation and the Op-

Ed pages of the Register-Pajaronian are buzzing with local movers and shakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opinions about whether this is about being Latino or Anglo or just loco. But in the meantime, county residents and tourists are left with a choice as epic as Coke vs. Pepsi: Which berry festival will earn their attendance? There are a few helpful differences. The Berry Festival will have national name acts such as Malo, El Sapo and Richard Bean, while the Strawberry Festival will have, in Petersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bunch of 7-year-old girlsâ&#x20AC;? performing (well, that plus a clutch of local bands). The Strawberry Festival will have beer and wine for sale by the Freedom Rotary club, while the Berry Festival goers will be high and dry. The Berry Festival will host full-blown carnival rides, while the city has opted for tamer, family-oriented rides like the Merry-GoRound. And the nonprofits have been cleaved neatly down the middle in terms of who is fundraising where. Now only time will tell which festival will lord it over the other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, one will be successful and one will not,â&#x20AC;? predicts Pajaro Valley Chamber of

Commerce director Jerry Beyersdorff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event that is not as successful will decide, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do we want to do this again or do we want to make an accommodation with the other event?,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which is what I would hope for.â&#x20AC;? And we are left to ask, at the end of the day: all this over a berry festival? More importantly, which one should we go to? To those members of the festival-going public lost in the maze of seeds and stems, we offer a helping hand (page 14) and wish all involved a berry lovely time. ¨ "

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AM IDSUMMER NIGHTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NIGHTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DREAM DREAM MIDSUMMER rruns uns through through Aug. Aug. 30 30 at at the the U CSC Sinsheimer-Stanley Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Festival UCSC G len. F or sschedule chedule v isit w ww. Glen. For visit www. Tickets Tickeets are are $ 32â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$48 (kids (kids are are $13; $13; last-minute last-minute $32â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$48 rrush ush tickets tickeets are are $20) $20) at at 831.459.2159 831.459.2159 oorr w

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HIS WEEKEND, grownups and children alike can plunge their hands into wet goop and shape it into musical instruments good for a lifetime of whistling, shaking and general merriment, or perhaps make like Monet with loaded palettes and paintbrushes to capture the glory not of Givenchy but of Watsonville reveling in midsummer bounty. Dad always warned against playing with melting candle wax because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d burn, right? But hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to sculpt it into Rodinesque figures working from a live model or layer its milkily transparent richness over photos and drawings to make encaustic paintings. Have a window that needs a dazzling glass mosaic? Make it. Or fashion a garden sculpture out of plastery gunk and chickenwire. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to release that pentup child into the garden of creativity. The Art Extravaganza is two days and 21 one-to-five-hour workshops, with a dozen ongoing art demonstrations and slide presentations for adults and children in the sprawling gardens of Watsonvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sierra Azul Nursery. Here the spirits-

lifting outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture Is, sprouts over 100 artworks of all conceivable materials and styles amid colorful shrubs, succulents and towering trees. The exhibit and the Art Extravaganza are presented by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever been anything like this,â&#x20AC;? says Susana Arias, a widely exhibited Santa Cruz sculptor and this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-curator of Sculpture Is. She organized the Extravaganza as the next logical step in the four-year development of the extraordinary confluence of art and nature that Sculpture Is has become. Like the 14-year old, six-acre Mediterranean-inspired demonstration garden and nursery located across from the Watsonville fairgrounds, the Sculpture Is exhibition has matured beautifully; the exhibition is now considered one of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important art events. The Rydell Fund of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County awarded them a grant twice the amount that the Pajaro Valley Arts Council requested.


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B3/163@43/BC@3 Anna Martin, creator of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Currents,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; leads a workshop in hydrostone sculpture on Saturday.

Jeff Roendale, Sierra Azul Nursery owner, has been co-curator of the Sculpture Is each year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always loved the way that sculpture interacts with nature in a garden settingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much life to it, a contrasting expression of beauty, one that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be cultivated,â&#x20AC;? he says. As a businessman, he also hopes that the exhibition will encourage more homeowners to invest in sculpture for their own gardens. He sets the example; each year he purchases works for Sierra Azulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing permanent collection. Co-curator Arias wanted to give the public a chance to have the experience of making art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a tough time right now, we all need more positive things, to share positive experiences,â&#x20AC;? she says. Evidently others felt the same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I began by approaching a few friends,â&#x20AC;? she continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody volunteered.â&#x20AC;? The core grew to over 30 artists. Many, like Tobin Keller, Rose Sellery, Dale Bates and Andy Ruble, are among the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beloved art teachers, expert in coaxing out that creative force in students and helping them succeed. They created the highly structured workshops that provide all materials and the guidance to

enable participants to enjoy themselves and walk away with something substantial. Workshops cost from $10 to $50, depending on the materials and the length. Since the opening reception for the exhibit in May, attended by more than 700 people, the workshops have been filling steadily. Some are already at capacity. However, observers are welcome at all workshops. Some, like Marilyn Kukshtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metal sculpture using wirefeed welding, or the ongoing drawing or painting from a posing professional model, are open for drop-in participants. Free demonstrations take place throughout both days.

THE PVACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ART EXTRAVAGANZA is Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday, Aug. 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2, 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm, at Sierra Azul Nursery and Garden, 2660 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville (across from the Fairgrounds). Enroll at www.pvarts .org or 831.722.3062. (Note this is also the weekend of the Monterey Bay Berry Festival at the Fairgrounds; plan travel time accordingly.)

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HEY SAY truth is often stranger than fiction. But in a tale told by master raconteur Louis de Rougemont, both fact and fantasy have their place. Explorer, seaman, survivalist and con artist, de Rougemont, as played by seasoned television and stage actor Dierk Torsek, spins his greatest yarn ever in Shakespeare Santa Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (As Told by Himself). The play was a hit with the sold-out crowd at its July 24 opening at UCSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor Theatre Arts Mainstage. The only non-Shakespeare play to be part of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SSC festivities, the production, which was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, was for all intents a beautifully animated extended monologue by Torsek. The story follows de Rougemont, who serves as both the main character and the narrator, on a fantastic, if wildly embellished, adventure that takes him from the bustling streets of London to a pearling ship off the coast of Australia to a deserted island in New Guinea to an aboriginal camp in the Outback and back again to England. Aided by a mere four additional actors, each playing no fewer than five roles apiece, the play triumphed in its use of simple means to tell an epic story. Torsekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting, especially considering his curtain-to-curtain stage time, was dazzling. With a booming, Britishaccented voice, the white-bearded actor gave vivid life to lines that were joyful, terrified, witty, dejected, vengeful and desperate. He showed a palpable bond with his old mother, the dog Bruno, his aboriginal wife and even an

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awestruck little boy he meets in London. Moments in the play, like a delightfully choreographed wedding dance ceremony and a sea-turtle-riding grand finale, were particularly moving. The rest of the cast performed superbly as well, with the only criticisms residing in a few upstaged visuals and a couple of stuttered lines. Perhaps best loved was the adorably loyal hound Bruno. Played by Mike Ryan in an orange, earflapped winter hat, Bruno dog-paddled through the water with his drowning master, barked at menacing aborigines and regularly showered de Rougemont with lickings. Karen Aldridge, who played a multitude of roles, also shone as the salty sea captain and island wife of de Rougemont. Aside from Torsekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brilliant portrayal, the playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest success was in its set design. Made up of a simple wooden floor strewn with changing arrangements of travel boxes and suitcases, the stage was backed by a clothesline hung with sheets and flanked by odd items like sheet metal and cowhide drums, which were used for sound effects. Like the supporting characters themselves, each piece of the set also had several different roles. The travel boxes were stacked and used to form a massive sailing ship, a blazing

campfire and even an English bathtub. The clothesline curtain at one point was crowned with several colorful masks, becoming instantly a group of tribal elders. And the stage itself, with the aid of innovative lighting and shadow puppetry, was everything from a roiling ocean to a crowded street. The story, though undeniably comical, told a deeper and more poignant tale of deception. By combining elements of books heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d read and stories heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard, de Rougement sprinkles his mild three-year adventure with romantic ornamentations and a few outright lies. Yet the lesson learned by the end of the play, with an impoverished de Rougemont discredited, broken and perhaps senile, is that the difference between fact and fiction is only a minor detail. The story itself is the most valuable thing of all.

SHIPWRECKED! continues through Aug. 30 at UCSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre Arts Mainstage. For schedule visit www Tickets range from $15 to $46 at www.santa or 831.459.2159.

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Jazz Presenters since 1975

THURS. JULY 30 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM


Two-time GRAMMY-winning violinsit $18/Adv $21/Door 1/2 Price Night for Students At the door only with I.D. â&#x20AC;˘ $9.50

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LE BOEUF BROTHERS/ MIKE RUBY QUINTET Concert only: $12/Adv $15/Door Jazz & Dinner: $24.60/Adv Featuring Guest Chef DamaniThomas from Oswald Restaurant Sponsored by Santa Cruz Sentinel MON. AUGUST 10 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM

BUSTER WILLIAMS QUARTET â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something Moreâ&#x20AC;? Patrice Rushen - piano, Benny Maupin - reeds, Cindy Blackman - drums $25/Adv $28/Door THURS. AUGUST 13 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM

KESHAV SINGH QUINTET Concert only: $12/Adv $15/Door Jazz & Dinner: $24.60/Adv Sponsored by Santa Cruz Sentinel MON. AUGUST 17 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 & 9 PM


$28/Adv $31/Door, No Jazztix/Comps Sponsored by Fine Art Enterprises MON. AUGUST 24 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 & 9 PM


Sultry jazz, soul, funk & hip-hop grooves! $30/Adv $33/Door, No Jazztix/Comps

THURS. AUGUST 27 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 PM

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO Gypsy Jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt! $20/Adv $23/Door Sponsored by Dale Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rourke MON. AUGUST 31 â&#x20AC;˘ 7 & 9 PM

TERENCE BLANCHARD QUINTET $25/Adv 28/Door Sponsored by Kyle Goldman 9 PM ONLY: 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Dinner served Mondays & Thursdays beginning at 6pm, serving premium wines & microbrewed beers. Snacks & desserts available all other nights. All age venue.

Advance tickets at Logos Books & Records and online at Tickets subject to service charge and 5% S.C. City Admissions Tax.

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Monday, August 17 â&#x20AC;˘ AGES 16+



Natural Vibration also


$12 Adv./ $16 Dr. Drs. 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. Friday, August 7 â&#x20AC;˘ AGES 21+



Jeremy Fisher

$20 Adv./ $25 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m.

Aug 14 Stranger/ The Melodramatics (AGES 21+) Aug 19 Trevor Hall (AGES 16+) Aug 20 The Pyrx Band/ Playz (AGES 16+) $21 Adv./ $24 Dr. Drs. 7:30 p.m., Show 8:30 p.m. Aug 21 Slacktone/ The Concaves (AGES 16+) Friday, Aug. 7 â&#x20AC;˘ AGES 21+ â&#x20AC;˘ Country Music in the Atrium Aug 22 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat Boxxâ&#x20AC;? with DJ Showbiz (AGES 18+) JAMES INTVELD plus 77 El Deora Aug 23 Forrest Day (AGES 16+) $10 Adv./ $12 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m. Sep 16 Sugar Ray/ Aimee Allen (AGES 21+) Sat., Aug. 8 â&#x20AC;˘ AGES 16+ â&#x20AC;˘ Ineffable Music Group presents Sep 17 Steel Pulse (AGES 16+) THE THE PACK â&#x20AC;˘ CATARACS Sep 17 Elliot Randall/ Gina Villalobos (AGES 16+) DIZZY BALLOON Sep 18 Michael Franti & Spearhead (AGES 16+) THE HIEROGLYPHICS PEP LOVE OF THE THE HOLDUP â&#x20AC;˘ SKAFLAWS Sep 22 Mason Jennings (AGES 16+) $12 Adv./ $15 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. Sep 24 The Radiators (AGES 21+) Saturday, August 8 â&#x20AC;˘ AGES 16+ â&#x20AC;˘ In the Atrium Sep 25 Cashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Out (AGES 21+) & the Promise of the Real Sep 29 Trivium/ Suicide Silence (AGES 16+) $10 Adv./ $12 Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ Drs. 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m. Sep 29 Soja (AGES 16+) Friday & Saturday, Oct 3 Still Time/ Matt Masih (AGES 16+) Aug. 14 & 15 â&#x20AC;˘ AGES 16+ Oct 10 State Radio (AGES 16+) The Oct 17 The Devil Makes Three (AGES 21+) plus Strung Out Oct 21 UFO (AGES 21+) also Pour Habit Fri. Exhibit A Sat. Door To Nowhere Nov 28 Igor & Red Elvises (AGES 21+)

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ACHA BARON COHEN, late of Borat, plays an extra-tall, tousled-hair Aubrey Beardsley imp in BrĂźno. He purports to be the one-named BrĂźno, Austrian star of Funkyzeit, the most popular fashion show in the German-speaking lands (â&#x20AC;&#x153;except Germanyâ&#x20AC;?). He is a pasthis-prime, mid-1990s club kid, whose claim to fame was a tryst with Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli. (Brunoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sĂŠance with the ghost of the dead â&#x20AC;&#x153;singerâ&#x20AC;? is the kind of humor that staggers you too much to laugh.) Fired from his show, BrĂźno seeks greater fame. Run out of L.A. after a fateful celebrity interview with Paula Abdul, he goes first to Jordan to try to bring peace. He faces the problems of the Middle East commentator who confuses the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hamasâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;hummus.â&#x20AC;? On the basis of the fame of three big movie stars whose heterosexuality no one would like to bet their lives on, BrĂźno decides he must be converted to straightness in order to succeed. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beguiling bad taste includes the hero trying to tackle some of Rev. Phelpsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fag-hating f lock, while naked and draped with more chains than Marleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ghost. Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice dog-German is classic even by this standard comic gold mine: â&#x20AC;&#x153;arseschwitz,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;arschenhowerâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;schtinkerâ&#x20AC;? are all terms for the same much-f launted part of BrĂźnoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anatomy. The finale is the sweetest spot. Cohen does a mass chumping of a Ft. Smith, Ark., auditorium to the music of Celine Dionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest hit. This dangerous-looking scene gets into the real dirt of anti-gay prejudice. Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drastic comedy insists that all the worst fears of gay haters are true and screws that point down. It argues that gay people are into f lagrantly

PALE HORSE, PALE RIDER Sacha Baron Cohen gets on his high horse for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BrĂźno.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

bizarre sexual practicesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;practices that that surpass even an Internet surferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty good knowledge of what his fellow earthlings get up to. It insists that gay people will try to recruit straight people relentlessly, and that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tease and seduce even the violently uninterested. BrĂźno, then, is not a plea for understanding, but a shout of rage. There canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be anything playful in this urge to incite fury or to be hounded out into the night by security guards and everyday joe-sixpacks alike. Watching Cohen in his disguise is like reading H.L. Menckenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;amusement at the rude wit is followed by nauseated despair at universal gullibility. Even Congressman Ron Paul, whom so many had set their hopes on, swallows BrĂźnoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bait like a starved crappie. But

the congressman looks sad, shabby and gray as he falls for it; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little comedy in an aged congressman sitting on the edge of a hotel bed at the behest of someone he thinks will help his career. One can be slightly cheered by less well-known citizens who mustâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you prayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;have either been in on the joke or had enough good humor to play dumb for this amazing Technicolor Teutonic faun.

BRĂ&#x153;NO (R; 83 min.), directed by Larry Charles, written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, et al., photographed by Anthony Hardwick and Wolfgang Held and starring Cohen, plays countywide.

" j47:;july 29-august 5, 2009 A/<B/1@CH1=;

Film Capsules

SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY JULY 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THURSDAY AUGUST 6 â&#x20AC;&#x153;####! A delightful comedy, alive with invention.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roger Ebert

Zooey Deschanel

Daily on 2 Screens Grand Auditoruim: (2:30), (4:50), 7:15, 9:30 plus Sat, Sun (12:15) Stadium Seating: (1:30), (3:50), 6:15, 8:20, 10:20; Sat, Sun (11:15am) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spellbinding! An intelligent & suspenseful film and a â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roger Ebert leading Academy Award contender.â&#x20AC;? A


(R) Daily: (1:40),

<3E1/>A /:73<A7<B63 /BB71(PG; 86 min.)


Joseph Gordon-Levitt

(4:20), 7:00, 9:40 plus Sat, Sun (11:00am) Midnights @ The Del Mar Fun! Prizes! Revolution!

Rushmore (R)

Fri 7/31 & Sat 8/1 @ Midnight Next Week: The Thing

A movie with this title can only mean one of three things: (a) PBS, having run completely out of ideas, is hiring extraterrestrials to travel around and appraise family heirlooms; (b) James Cameron, having run completely out of ideas, has reshot his 1986 science-fiction hit in his momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loft; or (c) Hollywood, having run completely out of ideas, is desperately trying to combine the

alien-invasion genre with family fun. OK, the answerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;c,â&#x20AC;? but it would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;aâ&#x20AC;? if PBS had thought of it. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9, Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) (SP) B631=::31B=@(R;

88 min.) Desperate excon breaks into his new bossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house, only to find heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second guy to have that idea. (Opens Fri at Santa Cruz 9.) 4C<<G>3=>:3(R;

146 min.) Forget Adam Sandlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return to an actual dramatic role, what shocks everybody about this movie is the trailer that reminds

them this is only â&#x20AC;&#x153;the third film from the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all sitting there going, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Judd Apatow make every comedy now? No? Then why the hell is Seth Rogan in all of them?â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in this too, by the way, playing a young comic whom Sandler begins to mentor after having a near-death experience. (Opens Fri at Aptos, Riverfront, Scotts Valley and Green Valley.) (SP) B635=24/B63@( >/@B77 (1974) This

SHOWTIMES STARTS FRI 7/31! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outstanding! An affectionate & quirky film with droll wit and robust sensitivity.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Hollywood Reporter (PG-13)

Daily: (3:30),

(5:30), 7:30, 9:30 & Sat (12:20), Sun (1:30) Free Film Discussion with Morton Marcus Sat 2:00pm STARTS FRI 7/31! â&#x20AC;&#x153;A witty comedy with strong performances by â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Claudia Puig Kevin Spacey and Keke Palmer.â&#x20AC;?


(PG; 92 min.) What is there to say about this animated film featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan? A panda is kung fu fighting. That bear is fast as lightning. In fact itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little bit frightening. But he fights with expert

timing. (SP) (Plays WedFri at 1pm at Fox.) =¸6=@B3<(PG-13; 97

min.) Quirky and funny arthouse drama follows a train conductor on the night of his retirement. The onslaught of crossed-out vowels in the cast and crew names guarantees itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made with the Scandinavian commitment to quality. (Opens Fri at the Nick.)(SP) @CA6;=@3 (1998) Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them, although if

you do youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss the sweet nothings of odd comedy that made this a groundbreaking movie. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something naked, hanging out and embarrassed about the humor in Wes Anderson and Owen Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scripts. Their characters are always trying to hide so much from each other, to make everyone see them exactly as they want to be seen rather than how they really are. But how they really are canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but slip out a little bit at a time, and the high/low in the comic timing

Showtimes are for Wednesday, July 29, through Wednesday, August 5, unless otherwise indicated. Programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.


122 Rancho Del Mar Center, Aptos 831.688.6541 (R)

movie is so good, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like The Godfather: Part II of sequels. You know, the kind of sequel thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than the original, such as The Godfather: Part II , or The Godfather: Part II. (Plays Thu at Santa Cruz 9.) (SP)

Movie reviews by Steve Palopoli and Richard von Busack

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1475 41st Ave., Capitola 831.479.3504 (R) Daily: (2:50),

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1124 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831.426.7500

(R) Daily: (3:00),

(4:50), 7:00, 8:50 plus Sat, Sun (1:00)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Funny, tender and extraordinary!â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Rolling Stone

John Krasinski Maya Rudolph A



Lincoln and Cedar streets, Santa Cruz 831.426.7500 (R)

Daily: (3:20),

(5:20), 7:20, 9:20 plus Sat, Sun (1:20)

( ) = Bargain Shows Before 5:30pm

STARTS FRIDAY 8/17! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hilarious! A serious comedy thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apatowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s richest â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The New Yorker and most resonant movie yet.â&#x20AC;?


155 S. River St, Santa Cruz 800.326.3264 x1701



(3:10), 6:00, 8:50

Larry David (PG-13)

(2:30), (4:30), 6:30, 8:30 COMING SOON! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Humpdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8/7 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Coveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8/7 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Soul Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8/7 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ponyoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8/14 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Paper Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8/14

Children under 5 admitted only on Mondays & Weekend Matinees

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1125 S. Green Valley Rd, Watsonville 831.761.8200


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Adam Sandler Seth Rogan Leslie Mann Eric Bana Jonah Hill Jason Schwartzman

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A/<B/1@CH1=; july 29-august 5, 2009 47:; 

A6@7<9(R; 111 min.)

See review, page 39. (Opens Fri at the Nick.) AB@33B2@3/;A (R;

95 min.) Angsty drama has one up-and-coming skateboarder against the world. Oh yeah, like skateboarders have it hard. The only people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like them are cops and all other adults. Whiners! (Opens Fri at the Nick.) (SP)

@3D73EA /2=@/B7=<(R; 100

min.) Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m writerdirector Atom Egoyan. My new movie is called Adoration. You better go see it, or smart people will laugh at you! And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to â&#x20AC;&#x153;getâ&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; you might want to nod a lot and tap your fingers on your lips to make sure everyone knows that you do! Just a tip! Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this one about, you ask? Well, like it matters, but if you must know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a student whose mysterious family history becomes a class project and an Internet sensation. Did I mention itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mysterious? And important! Like my name! Atom Egoyan! Peace out! (SP) /E/GE35=(R;

98 min.) Burt (John Krasinski), an alternainsurance broker, and his pregnant mate, the dour, nervous Verona (Maya Rudolph) seek a community. Sadly, they learn that America is a beautiful country full of ugly people. Not enough jokes, by a long chalk. Alison Janney, the standout, as a sharptongued mom, is only temporary relief from the two leads: the moral and physical center of

this movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s universe. The writers are San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dave Eggers and his wife, Vendela Vida, who seek the wonder and freshness in aged platitudes about the innocence of children. (RvB) 0@s<= (R; 82 min.)

See review, page 41. 16p@7(R; 100 min.)

One of the grand horizontals of Parisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Belle Epoque, Lea de Lonval (Michelle Pfeiffer) is ready for retirement and a hobby. She picks a ruinous kind: the care and feeding of a beautiful, diffident young man, nicknamed ChĂŠri (Rupert Friend). ChĂŠri is the son of Madame Peloux, Leaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frenemy. In Cheri, director Stephen Frears reunites with scriptwriter Christopher Hampton and star Pfeiffer to revisit the type of games all three of them played 20 years ago in Dangerous Liaisons. The film brings out Pfeifferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gloriousness, her translucent skin, the limbs and hair still golden. Yet Kathy Batesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Madame Peloux walks away with this picture, not that she does much walking. She spends a good deal of the film with feet propped up, a half-smile on her face. (RvB) #2/GA=4 AC;;3@(PG-13; 95

min.) Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a greeting-card writer, has his heart broken by a girl he knew for about two years. She was called Summer (Zooey Deschanel), and she drifted in and out of his embrace and finally out of his life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either an evil, emotionless human being or sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a robot,â&#x20AC;? Tom sums up. As he recalls this antilove story in randomaccessed moments, we begin to see the bigger picture. (500) Days of Summer is the best of a lot that includes Away We Go and Juno. It might have been about the same one-dimensional romance chronicled in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sudden reverse angle. At long last, we learn why there was a good reason Summer kept her

distance. She expresses it in a handsomely curt sentence, a real epitaph to a relationship. (RvB) 4==27<1 (PG; 101 min.) The most necessary film of the summer. The outrages of corporate food production are exposed in this fast and infuriating documentary by Robert Kenner, who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be accused of starry-eyed idealism. Food, Inc. reminds that if the United States could make Big Tobacco come to heel, then agribusinessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wasteful and deadly practices can be stopped. (RvB) B636/<5=D3@(R;

100 min.) A satisfyingly low comedy with a sturdy plot and the wit to realize that the Three Stooges format is solid gold.Stick with it, since the first third is hit and miss; later, director Todd Phillips solidly builds the situations, thinking up strategies to bolster the risky comedy. (RvB) B636C@B:=193@

(R; 138 min.) The soldiers of Bravo Company are stationed in Baghdad for the 2004 fighting. Central to the film is the mystery of Staff Sgt. James (Jeremy Renner) who comes in to replace a slaughtered demolition expert. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; risk-taking amazes and angers his subordinate, Sgt. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie). The suspenseful, grimly funny script is by co-producer Mark Boal. Renner is outstanding as the inhumanly brave demolition expert. Director Kathryn Bigelow does what Howard Hawks would do; she finds the cooperation between men of great competence in a killing trade, rather than pumping up rivalry. Bigelow breaks through the sense of anonymity that characterizes most Iraq war movies, where helmeted men move alike and talk the same terse slang. However, The Hurt Locker takes an essentially knightly view of the war, of men suiting up and closing their visors. Thus this is the first Iraq film an American audience can feel good about. Boalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script does discover the hollow inside the brave James: the missing part


comes from when the characters are at their most manic or most depressed. Rushmore is perhaps the pinnacle of this balance so far, as their previous film Bottle Rocket leans toward the manic and The Royal Tennenbaums settles into depression. Still, at least all of those films gain meaning and yuks over repeat viewingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;by The Life Aquatic, Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasingly glacial style has finally ground into inertia. (Plays Fri and Sat midnight at the Del Mar.) (SP)

that made him never stop to realize why he did his job. That final revelation is smart filmmaking. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just that the hollow inside this movieâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;inside almost all the war movies, even the good onesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as easily seen. If war is a drug, as The Hurt Locker claims, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pushing it? (RvB) 713/53(2/E<=4 B6327<=A/C@A(PG;

94 min.) Many Internet posters are extremely angry that this third film in the popular animated series shows ice-age mammals and dinosaurs existing at the same time, which of course they did not. Fans, meanwhile, say they should get over itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;after all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a documentary, right? Right, except for the part about Ray Romano being trapped in the Ice Age, which will soon be true, since I am building a time machine for the sole purpose of sending him there. (SP) ;==<(R; 97 min.)

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is a miner, assigned to a three-year shift on the dark side of the moon. His only companion is a living computer named Gerty, with an emoticon face and measured, ambiguous voice by Kevin Spacey. Sam is counting the days until he gets to go home, but matters start to go wrong. Already, communications with the Earth (and with his beloved wife) are fritzing out, and he sees strange glimpses of another figure through the stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monitors. The film has its points. Director/writer Duncan Jones does bring home the moon on $5 million. He did this with oldfashioned ideas like the use of miniatures and a lunar set. Some fans of Moon argue that its not the technique, or the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s derivative sourcing that matters, as much as what the film has to say about identity. It makes you wonder: how much science fiction writing do science fiction film fans read? Like all horror stories, Moon must face that terrible point where the audience says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There must be a reasonable explanation for this.â&#x20AC;? Ultimately, Jones gives



us the reasonable explanation, but he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t supply a great final twist on a story that would have been deft at 60 minutes on The Outer Limits. (RvB) B63>@=>=A/:(PG-

13; 107 min.) Boss lady Sandra Bullock and underling Ryan Reynolds fake an engagement for the benefit of the family of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bride.â&#x20AC;? Directed by Anne Fletcher. >C0:713<3;73A

(R; 141 min.) Michael Mannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; carries out this study of John Dillingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career from its middle to its end in darting, little-cam movements. The photography often uses high-def synthetic light: yellowish-white flares of gun bursts and gritty magenta torches burning. Surfaces come to mindâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what this skin-deep film gives you when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear the dialogue or canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell who the new characters are supposed to be. In numberless close-ups, Johnny Depp emphasizes surface, too. The movie makes the master bank robber a gent, a showman, an ardent monogamous lover; when he takes hostages, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to relieve them of the humdrumness of their lives. But Public Enemies never takes us hostage;

it never establishes that link it reaches for, the link between those hard times and ours. (RvB) B3B@= (Unrated; 134 min.) Francis Ford Coppolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new work is set in Buenos Aires. Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich), a waiter on a cruise ship, descends on his long-lost halfbrother, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renamed himself Tetro (Vincent Gallo). This brokenlegged lone wolf winds his way through a series of cafes, having written off the writing life. His adoring wife Miranda (Maribel Verdu) tries to smooth the roughness between the brothers, but Bennieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own ambition to become a writer inflames matters. Decrypting a hidden stash of notes for an open-ended modernist novel, Bennie discovers the truth about his own family. (RvB) B@/<A4=@;3@A( @3D3<53=4B63 4/::3<(PG-13; 150

min.) Off to college goes young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) trying to forget the trauma of watching the robots destroy L.A. The government covered it up. Sadly, a chip of the spark cube stuck to Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shirt, and that Opens the whole mess over

again: indistinguishable robot-clobber with warlike threats. Manly Air Force officers in camouflage strut in slomo amid more cargo planes than one would see in an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Army of Oneâ&#x20AC;? commercial.(RvB) B63C5:GB@CB6(R; 96 min.) After getting stuck with Seth Rogan as an arrested-development geek in her last romantic comedy, Katherine Heigl now gets Gerard Butler as a douchebag radio personality. This woman deserves combat pay. (SP) C>(PG; 96 min.) During

the last Depression, a reject kid named Carl becomes fascinated with that darling of the newsreels, the intrepid dirigible pilot Charles Muntz, who discovered the bones of an immense bird in South America and was declared a fraud. Fast-forward and Carl (voiced by Ed Asner) is a square-headed, Spencer Tracy lookalike of 78. When trouble comes, he escapes in the only direction open to himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;straight up, with his battered house as the gondola to thousands of balloons, Unfortunately, a pesky 7-year-old scout, Russell (Jordan Nagai), is clinging to the front porch. The pair land in

South America, where they discover a 13-foottall iridescent goonie bird and eventually Muntz himself (Christopher Plummer). The news that Up is one of the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best films isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really news; Pixar has faith in an audienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to feel without being manipulatedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes them more than just a studio with an unusually dazzling command of the vocabulary of animation. (RvB) E6/B3D3@E=@9A

(PG-13; 92 min.) Very minor and musty but often funny misanthropy comedy by Woody Allen. Larry David plays Boris, formerly a physics professor; today, he is retired, a free-range castigator, living in a brick-lined vault in Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinatown. A waif called Melodie (Evan Rachel Wood) drops into his lap; she takes Borisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; imprint completelyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his rants, his phobias and his dislike of sexâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and marries him. A year afterward, the in-laws arrive (Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley Jr.), While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often canned corn, give it its props; Allen knows how to make a civilized comedy even when denouncing civilization. (RvB)

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Dinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide

Our selective list of area restaurants includes those that have been favorably reviewed in print by Santa Cruz Weekly food critics and others that have been sampled but not reviewed in print. All visits by our writers are made anonymously, and all expenses are paid by Metro Santa Cruz. AG;0=:A;/23A7;>:3(+C\RS`+#+$ + O\Rc^

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7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987

Indian. Authentic Indian dishes and specialties served in a comfortable dining room. Lunch buffet daily 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner daily 5pm to close. American and specialty dishes from the British and Emerald Isles. Full bar. Children welcome. Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-6pm. Open daily 11am to 2am. Italian. Ambience reminiscent of a small trattoria in the streets of Italy, serving handmade lasagna, pasta dishes, gnocchi and fresh fish. Wed-Sun, lunch 11am-2pm, dinner 5-9pm. Continental California cuisine. Breakfast all week 6:30-11am, lunch all week 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm.

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7528 Soquel Dr, 831.688.4465

meat and vegetarian kebabs, gyros, falafel, healthy salads and Mediterranean flatbread pizzas. Beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm.

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104 Stockton Ave, 831.479.8888

All day breakfast. Burgers, gyros, sandwiches and 45 flavors of Marianneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Polar Bear ice cream. Open 8am daily.

>/@/27A3ACA67 Japanese. This pretty and welcoming sushi bar serves superfresh 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328 fish in unusual but well-executed sushi combinations. Wed-Mon 11:30am-9pm.

California Continental. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm.



1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

AB=19B=<0@72535@7::3 Mediterranean tapas. Innovative menu, full-service bar,


231 Esplanade, 831.464.1933

international wine list and outdoor dining with terrific views in the heart of Capitola Village. Open daily.

$$$ Capitola


203 Esplanade, 831.475.4900

California cuisine. Nightly specials include baby back ribs, prime rib, lobster and crab legs. Daily 7am-2am.

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1116 Pacific Ave, 831. 426.7588


110 Church St, 831.429.2000

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2218 East Cliff Dr, 831.476.4560

$ Santa Cruz

460 Seventh Ave, 831.477.2908

1134 Soquel Ave, 831.429.6994


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303 Soquel Ave, 831.426.7770

1102 Pacific Ave, 837.420.0135


Santa Cruz

221 Cathcart St, 831.426.4852

Mexican/Seafood/American. Traditional Mexican favorites. Best fajitas, chicken mole, coconut prawns, blackened prime rib! Fresh seafood. Over 50 premium tequilas, daily happy hour w/ half-price appetizers. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. American, California-style. With a great bar scene, casually glamorous setting and attentive waitstaff. Full bar. Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 1-10pm. Crepes and more. Featuring the spinach crepe and Tunisian donut. Full bar. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-midnight. Seafood. Fresh seafood, shellfish, Midwestern aged beef, pasta specialties, abundant salad bar. Kids menu and nightly entertainment. Harbor and Bay views. Lunch and dinner daily. Mexican. Serving breakfast all day. Popular for our street tacos and handmade Salvadoran pupusas. Vegetarian options made w/ local fresh vegetables and organic tofu. Daily 9:30am-9:30pm. Americana. Ribs, steaks and burgers are definitely the stars. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm. California/full-service bakery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Eggs Benedict in Town.â&#x20AC;? Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Halfprice appetizers; wines by the glass. Daily 8am-9pm. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s Vegas meets â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s Waikiki. Amazing dining experience in kitchy yet swanky tropical setting. Fresh fish, great steaks, vegetarian. Full-service tiki bar. Happy-hour tiki drinks. Aloha Fri, Sat lunch 11:30am-5pm. Dinner nightly 5pm-close.


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516 Front St, 831.421.0706 8=6<<G¸A6/@0=@A723

493 Lake Ave, 831.479.3430

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Seafood/California. Fresh catch made your way! Plus many other wonderful menu items. Great view. Full bar. Happy hour Mon-Fri. Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm. Open daily. Italian. La Posta serves Italian food made in the old styleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; simple and delicious. Wed-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-9:30pm and Sun 5-8pm.

Fine Mexican cuisine. Opening daily at noon. 49-B Municipal Wharf, 831.458.9393 1319 Pacific Ave, 831.420.1700


Santa Cruz

555 Soquel Ave, 831.458.2321

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1220 Pacific Ave, 831.426.9930

$$ Santa Cruz

105 Walnut Ave, 831.423.2020

$$ Santa Cruz

2415 Mission St, 831.423.9010

$$ Santa Cruz

Japanese Fusion. Sushi bar, sake bar, vegetarian, seafood, steak in fun atmosphere; kids play area; karaoke every night. Open seven days 5-10pm; Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm.




710 Front St, 831.427.4444

Thai. Individually prepared with the freshest ingredients, plus ambrosia bubble teas, shakes. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9:30pm. Italian-American. Mouthwatering, generous portions, friendly service and the best patio in town. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am, dinner nightly at 5pm. Irish pub and restaurant. Informal pub fare with reliable execution. Lunch and dinner all day, open Mon-Fri 11:30ammidnight, Sat-Sun 11:30am-1:30am. Wine bar with menu. Flawless plates of great character and flavor; sexy menu listings and wines to match. Lunch Wed-Sat noon2pm; dinner Mon-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm, Sun 4-10pm; retail shop Mon 5pm-close, Tue-Sat noon-close, Sun 4pm-close. Pizza. Specializing in authentic Sicilian and square pizza. Homemade pasta, fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Hot slices always ready. Sun-Thu 10am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Pizza. Pizza, fresh salads, sandwiches, wings, desserts, beers on tap. Patio dining, sports on HDTV and free WiFi. Large groups and catering. Open and delivering Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 11am-1am, Sun 11am-midnight.

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6205 Hwy 9, 831.335.1500

Organic Pizza. Everything organic: pizza, lasagna, soup, salad, beer and local wine. Always organic, local produce. Party room seats 32. Weeknights 4-9pm (closed Tue), Fri 4-10pm, Sat 1-10pm, Sun 1-9pm. See menu at

A1=BBAD/::3G $ 63/D3<:G1/43 American. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Large parties Scotts Valley 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd, 831.335.7311 welcome. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:15pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:45pm. $ 87/B3::/¸A Scotts Valley 5600 #D Scotts Valley Dr, 831.438.5005

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

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4724 Soquel Dr, 831.477.1048

Mexican. Open for breakfast. We use no lard in our menu and make your food fresh daily. We are famous for our authentic ingredients such as traditional mole from Oaxaca. Lots of vegetarian options. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, weekends 8am-9pm.

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For the week of July 29

Be the Hero of Your Own Sacred Quest

'$%( '(  &  # Kenneth Johnson

/@73A(March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): Are you a gelatinous pool of longing yet? Are you a perfumed garden of madly blooming purple explosions? Are you throbbing and gooey and half-nauseous with that delicious sickness some people called love? If not, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to tell you. By all astrological reckoning your gut should be swarming with drunk butterflies and the clouds should be taking on the shapes of mating horses. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not half-drowning in these symptoms, I implore you to find a way to pry open the floodgates.

Jaguar Wisdom

B/C@CA(April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re primed

An Introduction to the Mayan Calendar

to cancel a jinx in the coming days, Taurus. You could help someone (maybe even yourself) escape a bewitchment, and you might be able to soothe a wound that has been festering for a long time. In fact, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m playing with the fantasy that you are now the living embodiment of a lucky charm. At no other time in recent memory have you had so much power to reverse the effects of perverse karma, bad habits and just plain negative vibes. Your hands and eyes are charged with good medicine. Other parts of you are, too, which means sexual healing could be in the works. But as you embark on your mission to cure everyone you love, remember the first law of the soul doctor: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Physician, heal thyself.â&#x20AC;?

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Sound Healing Meditation with Suren Shrestha Begins promptly at 7 pm. Free. Floor Seating Available ... please bring own cushion & pad. "'! ! "$%"#% Saturday, Aug. 1

Pacific Cultural Center (Studio), 1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz O Fundamentals: 10:30 am to 1 pm: $50. Basics of playing singing bowls and

!%( '(  &  # Vijaya John Stallings, Ph.D., M.A., D. Ayur Instilling Hope Healing Fear Vijaya speaks on the Ayurvedic perspective of fear and offers a hands on demonstration of techniques to conquer fear.

Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 pm

Ashamarae McNamara & Saint Germain The Blueprint of Oneness Unlock the limiting belief systems humanity has been conditioned into.


Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 pm Tulku Orgyen Zangpo Rinpoche Dharma talk Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Compassion Fellowship, promoting the Buddhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of Compassion.

O Intermediate:

Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 pm

1:30 to 4 pm: $90. Bowl placement, sound intervals and the 1st and 2nd Protocols of treating others. Both Sessions: $125

Leigh Wunce, NC Medical Intuitive Astro Night Cosmology 2009 North Node Goals

Pre-registration recommended

Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 pm

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53;7<7(May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): The Norwegians used to have a concept called svoermere, which meant something sweetly futile or deliciously unprofitable. While I can see the appeal that your particular version of svoermere has had for you, Gemini, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to think about moving on. According to my reading of the omens, you have both a right and a duty to seek out more constructive pleasures that not only make you feel really good but also serve your long-term goals. 1/<13@(June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freedom from Want Week! For Cancerians only! During this uncanny grace period, you might actually feel perfectly contented. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite possible that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be free from the obsession to acquire more security, more love, more proof of your greatness, more tchotchkes, more everything. You may even make the shocking discovery that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need nearly as much as you thought you did in order to be happy; that maybe you have a lot to learn about getting more out of what you already have.

:3=(July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): Would you like to spend the next 30 years working your assets off to make your bosses rich? If not, I suggest you start formulating Plan B immediately. The astrological time is not exactly ripe to extricate yourself from the wicked game, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ripe to begin scheming and dreaming about how to extricate yourself. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tip to get you in the mood. Assume that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some validity in the meme that mythologist Joseph Campbell articulated: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Follow your bliss and the money will come.â&#x20AC;? Then ask yourself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do I even know what my bliss is? Not my mild joy or diversionary fun but my unadulterated bliss?â&#x20AC;? Once you know that, you can follow it. And then, inevitablyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;although it may take a whileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the money will follow.

D7@5=(Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): As the season of riddles and paradoxes kicks into high gear, I present you with a two-part quiz. Question 1: Since it has taken you your whole life to become the person you are today, is it reasonable to expect that you can transform yourself in a flash? Question 2: On the other hand, since you are more creative than you give yourself credit for, and are also in an astrological phase when your ability to change is greater than usual, is it reasonable to assume that you must remain utterly stuck in your old ways of doing things? :70@/(Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): So much to say and do. So little time. Is it OK if I pepper you with pithy hints? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only way to fit everything in. Here goes. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength in numbers, Libra. So travel in packs. Round up support and whip up group fervor. Always say â&#x20AC;&#x153;we,â&#x20AC;? not â&#x20AC;&#x153;I.â&#x20AC;? Add at least one new friend and bolster at least one old friendship. Think before you act, but always act instead of watching from afar. Avoid doing stupid things in smart ways. To court good luck, do charity work. To ensure that extra favors will come your way later this year, do extra favors now. A1=@>7=(Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): The biblical book of Isaiah prophesies a future time of undreamed-of harmony and cooperation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wolf will romp with

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the lamb,â&#x20AC;? reads one translation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cow and bear will graze in the same pasture, their calves and cubs will grow up together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.â&#x20AC;? I have it on good astrological authority that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re now eligible for a preview of this paradisiacal state. To receive your free introductory offer, you need only meet one condition. You must vow not to harm any living thingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not even a cockroach. Not even the person you love best.

A/57BB/@7CA(Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): You Sagittarians are famous for filling your cups too full. Sometimes this is cute. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a problem for those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like cabernet sauvignon sloshed on their handwoven Persian rugs. This week, however, I predict there will be little or no hell to pay for overflowing. So go ahead and transcend your containers, you beautiful exaggerators. Feel free to express yourself like a fire hose. Now enjoy a few gems from your fellow Sagittarius, the extravagant poet and painter William Blake. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.â&#x20AC;? 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exuberance is beauty.â&#x20AC;? 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.â&#x20AC;? 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.â&#x20AC;? 1/>@71=@<(Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): Constant vigilance, my friend. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I advise. Be attentive to details you sometimes gloss over. Wake up a little earlier and prepare for each encounter with greater forethought. Stare a little harder into the hearts of all those whose hidden motivations might detour your destiny. Monitor every communication for hints that all is not as it seems. Most importantly, guard against the possibility that you may be overlooking a gift or blessing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being offered to you in an indirect way. /?C/@7CA(Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep exploring what it takes to be the opposite of who you are,â&#x20AC;? suggests psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the book Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. This advice is one of his ideas about how to get into attunement with the Tao, also known as being in the zone or getting in the groove or being aligned with the great cosmic flow. How would you go about being the opposite of who you are, Aquarius? According to my reading of the omens, that will be an excellent question for you to muse about in the coming weeks. As you stretch yourself to embody the secret and previously unknown parts of you, I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be pleased with how much more thoroughly that allows you to be in sync with the rhythms of life. >7A13A(Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): Internet addiction has risen to epidemic proportions in China. In early 2009, psychologists in Shandong province began offering an alleged cure that involved the use of electroshock therapy. Parents of 3,000 young people paid Dr. Yang Yongxin and his team over $800 a month to hook their anesthetized teens up to machines that sent electricity through their brains to induce artificial seizures. After four months, the Chinese government intervened and halted the treatment, noting that there was no evidence it worked. This practice might sound comically barbaric to you, but I think it has a certain resemblance to the way you have been dealing with your own flaws and excesses: with inordinate force. In the coming weeks, I really think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important not to punish yourself for any reason, Pisces, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a supposedly good cause. The lesson of the Chinese experiment is: not only is it overkill, it also doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have the desired effect.

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