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October 2011


Vol 14 No. 10

Serving Scotts Valley, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek & Felton


Erika Perloff

Presented by The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County October 1 & 2 (North County), October 8 & 9 (South County), October 15 & 16 (Encore Studios Open)

the Fifth District, as it is now along with the San Lorenzo Valley, but the Supervisors authorized districts that used Highway 17 to divide the city’s representation between supervisorial districts one and five.

rom the redwoods to the ocean, nearly 300 of Santa Cruz County’s premiere visual artists open their studios to the public over the first three weekends in October, a display which has has been called “The Ultimate Art Adventure.” Each year, the Cultural Council’s nationally known Open Studios Art Tour draws visitors from around the world, and generates more than $1 million in taxable art sales for our local economy. The $20 Artist Guide/15-Month Calendar serves as admission and tour guide for all three weekends of the event.

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Councilman Jim Reed reviews the new Scotts Valley library plans with David Tanza (left).

SUPERVISOR JIM REED? City Councilman Considering Run For County Supervisor cotts Valley City Councilman Jim Reed says he will spend the next 2-3 weeks meeting with and listening to people in the Fifth Supervisorial District to determine if he will enter the non-partisan race. “We need a Supervisor who is focused all the time on creating


good paying jobs,” Reed says. “I believe that with the right leadership, Santa Cruz County can remain true to its environmental principles while we have a thriving, job-creating private sector.” The announcement comes on the heels of the Board of

Supervisors controversial decision to split Scotts Valley between the Fifth and the First Supervisor Districts in their decennial redistricting. Reed and Scotts Valley Mayor Dene Bustichi and several dozen Scotts Valley residents urged the Board to keep the city entirely in



Cheryl Rebottaro, Financial Advisor Edward Jones

ll the usual reasons to invest with Edward Jones… plus one. Now investors in Scotts Valley have one more reason to feel confident about their financial future. Cheryl Rebottaro is here to deliver the advice you need. The one thing that remains the same however, is our principles. Every one of our financial advisors is committed to helping individual investors make sense of investing with personal service and a time-tested approach. To see how Cheryl can help you make sense of investing, call or stop by today. Edward Jones – 221 Mt Hermon Rd. Suite F Scotts Valley – Cheryl Rebottaro, Financial Advisor. Open Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Cindy’s Annual Concert our favorite musicians will be returning to Resurrection Church on Sunday, Oct. 16th to perform in the annual concert benefiting Cindy’s Celebrations The concert starts at 2 p.m. and all are welcome. Tickets are available at the door. A $20 fee is entirely voluntary. Resurrection Church is at the corner of Soquel Dr. and State Park Dr. Highway 1 exit in Aptos. Cindy’s is a non-profit program that has been serving seniors in the area for sixteen years. A day’s outing includes transportation in the CCI van, lunch out, games and conversation, then a return home after six or seven hours of fun and

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Cheryl Rebottaro, Financial Advisor

Phone #: 831-461-9311. Email: — Website Member SIPC

CommunityBriefs friendship. For most of our guests a day with Cindy’s is the highlight of their week. Local violinist Rebecca Jackson will appear with pianist John Wineglass playing music from Broadway shows and movie scores. Lauren Cony and Jennifer Peringer will also be back with piano duets for four hands — a Mozart sonata and The Dolly Suite from Gabriel Faure. For more information about the program or the concert, call 475-7509 or 685-3520. ••• ‘You Can’t Take It with You’ Opening Night November 3 he classic comedy, You Can’t Take It with You, comes to life on the San Lorenzo Valley High School stage this fall. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend an evening laughing with the creative and zany Sycamore family as they try their best to impress their honored dinner guests, the Kirbys. Alice Sycamore wants nothing more than to be accepted by the family of the man she loves, Tony Kirby.


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Table of Contents





Cover Supervisor Jim Reed? – City Councilman Considering Run For County Supervisor 26th Annual Open Studios Art Tour

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Community News Cindy’s Annual Concert • ‘You Can’t Take It with You’ – Opening Night November 3 Open Studios Art Tour • 1986 ~ 2011 – A Historical Tour of the Region’s Most Famous Art Adventure Remembering the former Boulder Creek Fire Chief – Bud Tomlin: September 25, 1932 ~ September 22, 2011 • Where to find your 2011 Open Studios Artist Guide & Calendar Auditions for Mad Hatter’s Holiday Tea Party Monte Foundation 17th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza – Seacliff State Beach • Friday October 7 • 5-10 p.m. ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ comes to Bethany University Theater • A Record Year for the Santa Cruz County Fair ‘Aloha Siena’ – Siena House Annual Dinner Auction Iranian-American Pianist Soheil Nasseri – Sunday, October 9, 2011, 3 PM – Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall • Medicare Open Enrollment Period Change for New Prescription Drug and Health Plans Santa Cruz County Symphony Opens its 54th Season Community News Cabrillo Gallery Hosts delicious exhibit TASTY – Artists Playing with Food Explored in new multi-medium Exhibit Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab October Calendar New Local Chapter of CHADD – Children & Adults with ADHD – First Meeting Wednesday Oct. 19 6-7 p.m. New In Town • Page 2 – Cheryl Rebottaro, Financial Advisor

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Sports Wrap Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling Gym Wins Two First Place Titles Valley Scoreboard

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Scotts Valley Chamber News • Pages 15-18 Scotts Valley Chamber Makes Plans to Walk the Streets • It’s Off to Ireland We Go for St Patrick’s Day 2012 • Calendar of Upcoming Events ‘Black Ties & Red Roses’ Community Awards Dance Gala – November 12, 6 p.m. at the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley • Congratulations to our Chamber Ambassador President and Family! Jesse Gabriel Photography Celebrates their New Location • Scotts Valley Water District Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration – October 27, 5:30 – 7 pm Scotts Valley Water District 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Ribbon Cutting • Welcome to Our New Member! • Thank You to Our Renewing Members • Santa Cruz County Bank Receives 5-Star, Superior Rating • October Business Networking Mixer and Ribbon Cutting Home & Garden • Page 23 – Shrink Your Waist and Expand Your Palate Calendar • Arts & Entertainment – Pages 28 & 29

Monthly Horoscope • Page 29 - Your October Horoscope - Annabel Burton, Astrologer© 22 25 26 27 30

Featured Columnists The Book Bag by Robert Francis – Chapter books for young readers… Work in Progress by Camille Smith – Bright Side of Burnout: How to recognize & FIX IT! Part 2 of 2 EarthTalk® – Why Is Plastic Recycling So Complicated? Out & About by Josie Cowden Carbon Monoxide and You by Mike Conrad, Division Chief Aptos La Selva Fire District SPCA Featured Pet • Page 31 – Be-Dazzled By A Doxie

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Open Studios Art Tour • 1986 ~ 2011

A Historical Tour of the Region’s Most Famous Art Adventure

County is a haven for many artists – whether tucked in a mountain setting or in a spacious and sunlit room overlooking the ocean — each has a feel of its own. We invite you to share the thrill of seeing the many studios of Santa Cruz County.” The Artist Guide/Calendar format, with COLOR images, was introduced in 1998. Now in its thirteenth year, the public

n 1986, the event was called “Open Studio: Santa Cruz County,” the Catalog cost was $6 (admits one) and there were 86 participating artists. The dates for the first tour were Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 1986. That first Open Studio Catalog described the objectives of this art enterprise. “The Cultural Council welcomes you to the first Open Studio: Santa Cruz County. This event has been developed by

the Cultural Council Marketing Committee to assist local artist in marketing their work and is funded in part by the California Arts Council. Open Studio provides the public an opportunity to visit emerging and established artists in their work environments. Open Studio also provides a means for artists to sell their work directly from their studios. We are confident that you will be surprised and delighted by the studios you visit and the work you see. Santa Cruz

“Open Studios” from pg 1

Proceeds from Artist Guide/Calendar sales provide the majority of funding for this wonderful event and support art and arts education throughout Santa Cruz County. There are 40 retail locations in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey counties to find the calendar and it can be purchased via PayPal on the Cultural Council’s website Go exploring! Decide which parts of the county to visit on what days. The tour takes place the first three weekends in October and covEa Eckerman works on a piece for his exhibit. ers all of Santa Cruz County. Find an artist in an area you rarely visit featuring an Artist Guide/Calendar image and go exploring. The lovely roads of from each participating artist. Symbols: Bonny Doon, the tranquil Soquel Hills and u This symbol located under an the orchard-lined roads of Corralitos and artist’s image indicates the artist will be Watsonville are calling! October 1st & 2nd: North County open for Encore Weekend IThis symbol denotes the artist will Studios open - North County studios are located north of the Santa Cruz give demonstrations during the day This symbol designates the studio is Yacht Harbor October 8th & 9th: South County wheelchair accessible. One-Minute Streaming Video — The Studios open - South County studios Council partnered with are located south of the Santa Cruz Cultural the Santa Cruz County Conference & Yacht Harbor October 15th & 16th: Encore weekend - Visitors Council and Romney Dunbar, 240 studios in North & South County Dunbar Productions, to produce a oneminute streaming video for this year’s will be open Open Studios Art Tour. The video can be ••• seen at, www.santacruz Notable for 2011 Six Silver Tickets! — Six Artist, the Santa Cruz County Guide/Calendars contain a very special Conference & Visitors Council Facebook item – a Silver Ticket worth up to $300. The page, the Cultural Council’s Open Studios lucky winners bring their ticket to the Art Tour Facebook page, and on YouTube. The Cultural Council will hold a drawCultural Council office in exchange for “OS Bucks” to spend at the 2011 studios of ing in November — one winner will be randomly drawn from Visitors’ Survey respontheir choosing! “Sneak Peek” — Open Studios Art dents to win $200 in OS Bucks to be used Tour online slide show at like cash with any Open Studios artist. n

Two preview exhibits to help you plan your adventure at Santa Cruz Art League (All Artists) and the R. Blitzer Gallery (Outlying Areas). The Artist Guide/Calendar contains a detailed map to all studio locations & contact information for artists including phone number, e-mail and website. Visitors can use the guide to contact artists after the tour. Review the art in the calendar and plan your art adventure using the enclosed map. Interested in artists who demonstrate? Look for artists with the hand symbol (I) by their name when charting your tour

Preview Exhibits

Visit two exceptional locations for to view original art from each participating artist. Each Preview Exhibit will be part of the October First Friday Art Tour.

Santa Cruz Art League Original art from each Open Studios artist will be on display Saturday, September 24th - Sunday, October 16, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, (831) 426-5787. Wednesday Friday, 11 - 5; Saturday & Sunday, 10 - 5; Monday & Tuesday, closed PUBLIC RECEPTION Sunday, September 25, 3 - 6 R. Blitzer Gallery – NEW! Featuring work ONLY from artists in Davenport, Bonny Doon, San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley September 24 - October 16, 450 Natural Bridges Dr., Santa Cruz, (831) 458-1217 Wednesday - Friday, 9 - 12 & 2 - 5; Saturday & Sunday, 11 - 5 PUBLIC RECEPTION Friday, October 7, 5 - 9

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“Supervisor Reed?” from pg 1

That means Bustichi and Councilmembers Stephany Aguilar and Donna Lind now reside in the First District, represented by John Leopold. Fifth District Supervisor and current Board President Mark Stone has announced that he is running for Assembly, so Stone’s District seat will be open. “Dene would be a great Fifth District Supervisor, but the Board wouldn’t give him a chance,” Reed said, adding that he had been working with Bustichi to plan the campaign mayor’s assuming the city was not split. Reed cites the recent vote by Coastal Commissioner Mark Stone to kill the La Bahia hotel and conferJim Reed ence center project as a main reason for his interest in the race. He says he spoke on behalf of the project - even though some thought it would compete with Scotts Valley hotels - because it would have helped not only the City of Santa Cruz, but also the entire County. Santa Cruz County is under-performing in the tourism sector and not creating enough of those jobs because Reed believes there are insufficient accommodations and facilities in the County. He cited statistics that show room levels little changed since World War II and the fact that U.S. Presidents used to vacation in Santa Cruz. “Santa Cruz County has some of the most beautiful coastline and terrain on the planet, and one of the mildest climates, yet we only are a major tourist attraction in the summer months,” he said. “We need yearround visitors like other coastal areas draw so we’re not overwhelmed with traffic and have more good-paying, full-time, yearround jobs.” Reed also said the County is lagging behind in innovation and government reform that is happening statewide and that the County’s cities are providing more new ideas than the County. California Forward, the statewide reform group, was started with the help of Santa Cruz Treasurer/Tax Collector Fred Keeley and Former Secretary of State Bruce McPherson. California


“Twenty years from now, if we look back to today, most other questions will be dwarfed by this one — were we able to remain true to the environmental and community values that are important to us while creating jobs for today and so that our kids can raise their families here in the future?” Forward is pushing for a variety of what Reed calls “common sense, make-government-work-better changes.” One of the group’s major initiatives, SB14, is currently before Governor Brown. SB14 would require performance-based budgeting by the state. If the Governor signs the law, it will require state agencies to identify their mission, objectives, and establish measurement criteria of how well they are achieving their goals. The intended result is that both legislators and administrators will know what is working and what is not and be required to make changes if they fail to meet their own success benchmarks. Reed says a California Forward kind of group that has a county focus could enable the County to deliver services more efficiently while freeing up more resources for road repairs and other needs. “We have some of the most respected leaders in the state here in Santa Cruz County. Could we get Mr. Keeley, Mr. McPherson and Secretary John Laird to help a local effort to analyze how the county can most efficiently use its resources?” Reed said that performance-based budgeting plus a broad-based effort that includes leaders from education, labor, neighborhoods, businesses, non-profits and others could develop a plan for a rolling restructuring of county government to make it more responsive. He said key to this effort would be making sure public sector unions understood that any restructuring plan was not designed to propose layoffs or contracting services out, but instead, how to make the bureaucracy more efficient with current employees. He cited the County’s Planning Department as one that is becoming more service-oriented but still has a ways to go. “I don’t know for sure that all this can be done, but I do know that it’s worth trying,” Reed said.

— Jim Reed, City Council

While sounding very much like a candidate, Reed said he does not know that he will run until after his talks with residents and area leaders is done. “I don’t have an overwhelming ambition to be Supervisor,” he said. “But I do have a very strong desire to see key issues addressed in a pro-active way.” He said he hopes what he called a “community conversation” will start not only in the Fifth District, but across the County to discuss these issues and for other possible candidates to consider running. Reed says he would like to meet with other candidates to see if they are addressing his top issues in what he called “a productive, centrist manner.” He says that while the votes he and others on the City Council cast are important, what also is important is the role Scotts Valley Councilmembers play in promoting the community to itself and to businesses

looking to locate there. “The tone of our City’s civic discourse is largely a result of how the Council conducts itself in trying to work productively with everyone even when there are disagreements. A lack of a productive dialog among elected representatives is one reason so many people are disgusted with federal and state governments and the reason that leaders who are also cooperators by temperament are so needed now.” While governing style and government innovation are important, Reed says the issue that’s paramount is job creation. “Twenty years from now, if we look back to today, most other questions will be dwarfed by this one — were we able to remain true to the environmental and community values that are important to us while creating jobs for today and so that our kids can raise their families here in the future,” he said. Reed moved to Scotts Valley from the East Coast in 2000 to take a job with Nokia. He spent eleven years as a manager and director with high technology companies, a year as the Editor/General Manager of the Press-Banner newspapers and currently does public relations and marketing consulting. He and his wife Lea have four children ages 4 to 11 all of whom attend Scotts Valley public schools. n Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 5


Remembering the former Boulder Creek Fire Chief


Bud Tomlin: September 25, 1932 ~ September 22, 2011

hief Robert E. “Bud” Tomlin passed away September 22, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Chief Tomlin’s years of dedication and service to the community of Boulder Creek will always be remembered. Bud was born in Taylorville, Illinois on September 25, 1932. Bud’s family moved west and he spent the next 66 years living in the San Lorenzo Valley. Bud was a gifted athlete and graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School, when it was known as Boulder Creek High School. He was one of the first athletes to be awarded “Male Athlete Of The Year.” Bud still holds the record for running for four consecutive touchdowns on first down in a game against Carmel High School. In 1950 he enlisted in the United State Navy and served with distinction as a Boatswain’s Mate Second Class on the USS Brinkley Bass Destroyer during the Korean War. Bud married his high school sweetheart Barbara J. Meschi, in 1952. She preceded him in death in 1990.

Bud joined the Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department in 1957 and faithfully served his community for the next 38 years, 25 of which he served as the Fire Chief. Bud was known in Santa Cruz County as a dedicated Fire Service Professional. He also served as a muchloved Rural Carrier for the Boulder Creek Post Office for over 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who passed that love of the great outdoors to his loved ones. Bud married his loving wife, Mary Lou Tomlin in 1994. For the next 17 years they dedicated their lives to

each other, their children, their church, and their wonderful adventures of travel. Bud is survived by his wife, son and daughter-in law Robert Jr. and Wendy Tomlin of Auburn Wyoming, daughter Debby Ullrich of Portola, California, step children Mark, Chris, Kerry, and Greg Bailey of Northern California, and three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Bud leaves behind many friends and will always be known as a man who met his end as courageously as he lived his life. The family would like to thank Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Solomon, Dr. Arcangeli, and the medical staff at the Satellite Dialysis Center as well as much appreciation to Hospice of Santa Cruz County that took such wonderful care of Bud. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Felton Presbyterian Church or Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department. You are invited to visit to share a condolence with Bud’s family. n


Where to find your 2011 Open Studios Artist Guide & Calendar

Price: $20 (Artist Guide/Calendar serves as admission; no Sales Tax charged) Make checks made payable to “Cultural Council” • *indicates business is open on Sundays Aptos: Cabrillo College (Visual and Performing Arts Dept.) ~ (831) 4235463 • Full of Beans ~ (831) 6852120*/685-9550* • Mulberry Gallery ~ (831) 685-1504* • Norma Jean’s Coffee ~ (831) 685-1504* • Pacific Coffee Roasting Co. ~ (831) 685-2520* • Santa Cruz County Bank ~ (831) 662-6000 • Surf City Coffee Co. ~ (831) 684-2750*

Ben Lomond: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center ~ (831) 336-3513* Capitola: Many Hands Gallery ~ (831) 475-2500* • Pacific Gallery ~ (831) 4763855* • Palace Art & Office Supply ~ (831) 464-2700* • Santa Cruz County Bank ~ (831) 464-5300 Davenport: The Davenport Gallery ~ (831) 426-1199*

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looks forward to purchasing and using this artfilled guide every September. Numerous cities have started their own Open Studios, basing their tour on the model created by the Cultural Council’s Open Studios Art Tour. Kitty Wallace who moved to Portland from Santa Cruz founded Portland Open Studios. The 26th Anniversary Open Studios Art Tour will feature more than 300 artists over the course of three weekends. Five thousand Artist Guide/Calendars are available for purchase at outlets throughout Santa Cruz County and selected outlets in Monterey, Los Gatos, San Jose and Palo Alto. Ten artists from 1986 were part of the 25th Anniversary Open Studios Art Tour: Marsha Blaker DeSomma, Liz Lyons Friedman, Joan Hellenthal, Laurie & Dan Hennig, Margaret Niven, Mary Offermann, Lance Sims, Robynn Smith, Jeanne Rosen Sofen and Susan Wagner. n

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Felton: The White Raven ~ (831) 3353611* Live Oak: Coffeetopia ~ (831) 476-5488* • Live Oak Café ~ (831) 475-7757* Santa Cruz: Annieglass ~ (831) 427-4260* • Artisans Gallery ~ (831) 423-8183* • Bookshop Santa Cruz ~ (831) 4230900* • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County ~ (831) 475-9600 • Faces

Salon ~ (831) 426-9744 • Friends of the Santa Cruz Library ~ (831) 420-5790 • Lenz Arts ~ (831) 423-1935 • Museum of Art & History ~ (831) 429-1964 • Norrie’s Gift Shop at the UCSC Arboretum ~ (831) 427-2998* • Palace Art & Office Supply ~ (831) 427-1550* • R. Blitzer Gallery ~ (831) 458-1217 • Santa Cruz Art League ~ (831) 4265787* • Santa Cruz County Bank ~ (831) 457-5003 • Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council ~ (831) 425-1234 • Santa Cruz Picture Framing ~ (831) 423-8029 • The Swift Stitch ~ (831) 427-9276* • York Gallery ~ (831) 462-0313 Scotts Valley: The Art Store ~ (831) 4380830* • Santa Cruz County Bank ~ (831) 461-5000 • Surf City Coffee Co. ~ (831) 684-2750 • Zinnia’s ~ (831) 4309466* Soquel: Bargetto Winery Tasting Room ~ (831) 475-2258* • Crawford’s Antiques ~ (831) 462-1528* Watsonville: Annieglass ~ (831) 761-2014 • Pajaro Valley Arts Council ~ (831) 722-3062 • Santa Cruz County Bank ~ (831) 761-7600 • Wild Rose Artist Supply ~ (831) 722-4282 n ••• Info: Call the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County at (831) 475-9600 or e-mail


Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling Gym Wins Two First Place Titles SANTA CRUZ — The Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling Gym performed at the United Spirit Association’s Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk All Star Regional Cheer Competition on Sunday, September 25, and netted two first place finishes for their performances. The first performance was by the Scotts Valley Elite Red team in the Youth Level 1 division for cheerleaders aged 511. The second performance by the Scotts Valley Elite Black team in the Senior Level 2 division, which is made up of cheerleaders aged 8-16. Each team performed a choreographed routine, highlighting each team member’s dance, tumbling and stunting skills. Achieving a first place title for each of these divisions was no small feat. The USA Regional Cheer Competition hosted cheer teams from all over the state. Facing stiff competition is the norm for All Star cheer teams. The deciding factor? Teamwork. “In addition to teaching skills in tumbling and dance, we focus on the entire team as a family. Through positive coaching experiences, our cheerleaders learn teamwork, encouragement, respect and self-confidence. These elements are essential to building a team that can go out to perform in front of hundreds of people,” stated gym owner and head coach, Deanna Heywood. “While placing in well competitions is reflective of all of their hard work,

it is more important for our team members to walk off the floor knowing they put out their very best effort for each other and for representing our community. These girls represented our community very well this weekend, and I am extremely proud and honored to work with each of them!” The Scotts Valley Elite Silver team, comprised of cheerleaders aged 13-18, were unable to perform due to a rain cancelation of the outdoor performances Sunday afternoon. “Although our Silver team was disappointed to not have the opportunity to perform on Sunday due to the rain, the safety of all of the team members took precedence. They have worked hard and will continue to represent Santa Cruz County with pride as we enter the competition season,” said Heywood. The next performances for the Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer teams will be on October 9 at Six Flags in Vallejo. About Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling Gym The Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling Gym was opened at 107 Whispering Pines Drive in Scotts Valley in April of 2010. The gym is owned by head coach, Deanna Heywood, who has over 11 years experience in working with all ages of cheerleaders. Assistant Tumbling Coach

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Valley Scoreboard S


San Lorenzo Valley 41 – Watsonville 21 LV – 17 First Downs, Rushing yds 32-169, Passing yds 266, Comp-Att13-20-1, Fumbles-Lost 4-0 Int Penalties-yds 7-61 SLV Scoring – Jonny Cooper 1yd run (Ben Knudson kick) 4:01 1st Q, Sid Chi 22 yd pass from Tyler Gilbert (Knudson kick) 1:15 2nd Q, Lucky Thomas 33 yds fumble return (Knudson kick) 10:44 3rd Q, Cooper 41 yd run (Knudson kick) 7:51 3rd Q, Trace Massa 46 yd pass from Gilbert (Knudson kick) 2:45 3rd Q, Lucas Sinnott 40 yd pass from Gilbert 5:40 4th Q SLV Season Record 1-3


Sacred Hard Prep 31 – Scotts Valley 15 V – First downs 15, Rushing yds 40154, Passing yds 145, Comp-Att-Int

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Unfortunately, Tony brings his parents to dinner on the wrong date and the dinner ends up being anything but ordinary! Directed by Carly Wiencek Opening night is November 3 at 7 pm in the SLVHS Performing Arts Center 7105 Hwy 9, Felton. Additional performances to be on November 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 pm and matinee performances on Nov. 6 and 13 at 2 pm Tickets-General $10, Students & Seniors $9, ASB cardholders $8 Don’t miss out on our Community night, November 10 – all tickets $8.00 Browse our website at ••• Auditions for Mad Hatter’s Holiday Tea Party APTOS — Seascape Beach Resort is very pleased to announce the addition of a new director for the annual Mad Hatter’s Holiday Tea Party fundraiser that benefits Toys for Tots Santa Cruz County. Eileen Tull, who has recently moved here from Chicago, has directed theater performances with several prominent theater companies in the Chicago area. This season, The Mad Hatter is planning a cabaret-style program

15-36-1, Fumbles-Lost 2-1, Penaltiesyds 12-110 SV Scoring – Noah Beito 25 yd kick 2nd Q, Joe Gillette 5 yd pass from Jack Pasquini 3rd Q, Collin Corbella 2 yd run 4th Q. SV Season Record 3-1

Girls Volleyball

Santa Cruz def. Scotts Valley (26-24, 25-20, 24-26, 24-26, 15-8) cotts Valley –Maggie Witzig 11 kills, Mikayla Fish 11 kills, Emily Payne 9 kills, Allison Twisselman 14 digs. SV Season Record – 3-10, 1-6 SCCAL


Aptos Def. Scotts Valley (25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 25-13) cotts Valley – Mikayla Fish 7 kills, Emily Payne 6 kills, Maggie Witzig 5 kills,


and characters roaming from table to delighted table. This means adding a Master of Ceremonies, performers, and even more madness! Auditions for performers will be held October 1st and 2nd at Seascape Resort. Experienced child and adult performers are most welcome to participate as: • Master of Ceremonies • Character actors such as- The Mad Hatter, Alice, The Queen of Hearts, Jack of Hearts, King of Hearts, White Rabbit, Caterpillar, and more! • Musical entertainers, magicians, and performing skits that fit the theme. Adults are also needed for Backstage, Costume Manager, Makeup. and Production Crew assistance. Contact Eileen Tull for more information and audition details via email n

Allison Twisselman 11 digs, Caitlin Pellemeier 10 digs. Santa Cruz def. San Lorenzo Valley (23-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-12)


Girls Water Polo

San Lorenzo Valley 11 – Stevenson 8 LV – Cami Kellogg 7, Marissa Petras 3, Sarah Sergeant 1, Saves Taylor Friend 13, Brooke Fultz 2.

Girls Golf

Harbor 200, San Lorenzo Valley 252 (Boulder Creek G&CC) LV – Geena Phillips 47, Haley Nolan 43, Kendall O’Connor 51, Catrina Tellez 56, Akacia Woodward 56. SLV Season Record – 0-4 SCCAL


Girls Tennis

Scotts Valley 5 – Santa Cruz 2 ingles – Tatiana Podolsky (SC) def. Zoe Pelletier 6-0, 6-1; Nicolle Beans (SV) def. Rachel Zhang 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; Emma Brokaw (SC) def. Danica Houseman 6-2, 5-7, 6-2; Serena Strehlke (SV) def. Katie Walton 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.

Doubles – Nicole LaPorte & Suzie Jacobs (SV) 6-2, 1-6, 64; Hannah Speilier & Marielle Fesmire (SV) 7-6, 7-3, 6-4; Audrey Berg & Madie Darbonne (SV) 3-6, 7-6, 10-4

Girls Cross County

San Lorenzo Valley – First Place (86) Stanford Invitational (211 runners, 29 teams) nna Maxwell (1) 17:37; (13) Clair MacMillan 19:16, (19) Jessica Germany 19:34, (21) Abby Sherman 19:36, (32) Jessica Jensen 20:07, (61) Katrina Luque 20:51 (64) Hyllery Hershberger 20:53

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Monte Foundation 17th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza


ome to the biggest, best beach party on the Central Coast! Friday, OCTOBER 7 at Seacliff State Beach 5:00 PM to 10:00 p.m. One admission and one raffle chance is just $10.00. Children 5 and under are free! • Raffle Grand Prize $5,000! • Second Prize $3,000! • Third Prize $1,500! Need not be present to win! County school’s 17th annual fundraising opportunity he only place you can see (legal) fireworks over Aptos in Santa Cruz County occurs at Seacliff Beach on Friday, October 7 at 9:15 p.m. But don’t think that the fun begins only after dark; be there starting at 5 p.m. for the fun, food and live DJ party music by Showbiz from the KDON morning madness show. Free Parking & Free shuttle from Cabrillo College and Liftline will be available Marc Monte, president of the Monte Foundation said, “We’re returning to our roots, where the Fireworks are the main show. “ Monte continued, “No bands and no kiddie game area. There will be just food and refreshment booths.” Gates open at 5 p.m. Come, grab dinner at the beach or bring your own. Pick your favorite spot and relax for the exciting fireworks extravaganza by Zambelli. ••• Raffle Drawing will be at 8:45 - FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA 9:15

Seacliff State Beach • Friday October 7 • 5-10 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza. We are fortunate in this economy that the Foundation and the sponsors are able to continue to put on this unique fundraising event.” Monte continued, “I’m pleased that the Monte Foundation can help the families and schools that want to help themselves. We have had schools that have raised thousands of dollars proving that participation by parent and student volunteers CAN make a difference!” The Monte Foundation has distributed almost four million dollars to schools and youth activities since its inception. And now they have added a scholarship component for individuals to its good works. Monte said, “The success of Monte Foundation Extravaganza is in bringing people together as a community every year to support its youth. We are happy to help the community by helping schools and providing individual scholarship for students.”



The Monte Foundation Leading the Way ach year the Monte Foundation provides the opportunity for public, private and charter schools as well as youth groups to earn money to support their sports, educational curriculum, and now it is offering scholarships. Originally formed to help only local Aptos Schools, the Monte Foundation made history with the firstever countywide school fundraiser in October of 1996.

Why fundraising for local schools and organizations? n this day of governmental deadlocks, shrinking school budgets, sports program cutbacks, and larger classes, it requires teacher and parent supplied materials. To meet these needs, many organizations have resorted to private fundraisers and the selling items that often earn only 5, 10 or 20¢ on the dollar to support our stu-



Fireworks at Aptos Beach.

dent’s education. This makes the fundraising participation by students and schools in the Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza a real deal. Monte explained, “Students only need to sell the tickets and the Monte Foundation does the rest. We put on this event and everyone else shows up and has a great time. We are again focusing on whom this extravaganza is about, the kids, the schools and our community. That is how we started, with the purpose to financially support our kids.” “Fundraising is no longer a bonus for our schools,” Monte explained, “It has become a necessity. Our public, charter and private schools, and our students need our financial help now more than ever. The success of this fundraiser depends on the

Photo courtesy of Van Zantes

schools, the parents and most of all, the students themselves selling tickets to the

How does it work? or both tickets and booths, 70% goes to the school or youth group and 30% to the Monte Foundation to pay for the event and to provide the five-year bonus money. For organizations selling admission tickets there is a minimum: Elementary Schools = 250 tickets earns $2,625 - Jr. High and Middle Schools = 250 tickets earns $2,625 High Schools = 500 tickets earns $5,250. For those organizations having participated in the Monte Foundation Extravaganza for five consecutive years and that have sold the minimum number of tickets each year, five-year bonus money is available. “The sky is the limit and no dream is too big,” said Monte, “We’re lucky as a community to have a group of businesses that care about where they live.” “Fireworks” > 13 Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 11



‘Annie Get Your Gun’ comes to Bethany University Theater

Photo Credit: Bari Miller Photography

Young Frank Butler (David Jackson) and Annie Oakley (Zina Urquhart)

cotts Valley Performing Arts is pleased to present Annie Get Your Gun as their 2011 Fall Musical offering. Featuring lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by the brother/sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields, the story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband Frank Butler. The 1946 Broadway production was a huge hit, and the musical had long runs in both New York (1,147 performances) and London, spawning several revivals, a 1950 film version and television versions. Songs that became hits include “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly”, “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” “They Say It’s Wonderful,” and “Anything You Can Do.” SVPA will present the much acclaimed 1999 revival of this classic show. Annie Get Your Gun is a shining example of two of America’s classic storylines; the “rags to riches” tale, and the dream of show business glory. Within its familiar songs, its larger-thanlife characters, and its assertive portrayal of turn-of-the- (last)-century America is a tale of two people who battle to overcome their own egos and find love within the harsh spotlight of fame. This show is the closest thing we have to an American fairy tale, as much a part of us all as apple pie or baseball. Annie Get Your Gun is about the

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Bethany University Theater Scotts Valley

Sept 30 — Oct 16

glimmer of the marquee, the roar of the crowd, and the spectacle of a love story set against the great American backdrop of the traveling Western show. SVPA’s production will feature some of the area’s best performers, such as local musical educator Zina Urquhart in the title role of Annie Oakley, Aptos’ own David Jackson as leading man Frank Butler, San Jose resident Bryan Martin as Wild West Show manager Charlie Davenport, Vanessa Alvarez of Boulder Creek as the sultry yet desperate Dolly Tate, and a cast of nearly thirty Santa Cruz County favorites, San Jose artists, and up-andcoming names you will want to see. The show is bound to be a hit in the greater Santa Cruz county area with Paul Sawyer as director, Rachel Nachison as musical director, and Jennifer Gorgulho as choreographer. Performances will be Friday and Saturday nights (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday afternoons (2 p.m.), from September 30 through October 16 at the Bethany University Theater in Scotts Valley. For more information and to buy tickets visit or call 831-818-1516. n

2011 A Record Year for the Santa Cruz County Fair

WATSONVILLE — Initial numbers are in for the 2011 Santa Cruz County Fair and it was a very successful week. Attendance was over 64,000 for the six days, more than 2% over the incredible crowds who attended the Fair in 2010 and almost 15% over the attendance of 56,000

in 2009. Revenues were also estimated as being higher, although however exact numbers won’t be known until a final accounting is completed. “This is humbling especially as I think of the hundreds of volunteers and the

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thousands of hours spent making the Fair possible” said manager Michael Bethke. He believes that the healthy crowds are a testament to strong community support and a desire to protect this treasured community gathering place. Bethke was especially heartened by all the positive comments he heard as Fairgoers got a chance to see the many facility upgrades and improvements made during the past year. The Santa Cruz County Fair celebrates the rich agricultural history of our community and people, and invests heavily in bringing this heritage to our youth. The annual Fair is held the second week of September at the

Fairgrounds located on Highway 152 just east of Watsonville. n ••• Information on the Fair, and the Fairgrounds — a year round entertainment and event venue, can be found at



‘Aloha Siena’: Siena House Annual Dinner Auction

n Saturday evening October 15, 2011 Siena House Maternity Home will hold its annual dinner auction. This year’s theme is “Aloha Siena.” As in years past the dinner will be held at Holy Cross Hall and will begin with cocktails and a silent auction followed by a delicious Polynesian buffet provided by Hula Grill. The focal point of the evening will include short presentations by past and present residents, followed by the live auction and raffle. The evening promises to be festive and lively. In the Hawaiian language

“aloha” can have many meanings. It can be a greeting or a sendoff. Mostly it encompasses a way of life and spirit embodied in the loving and caring people of the land. Siena captures and conveys that spirit to their residents and their babies. Siena House offers an environment of total support for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Siena provides pre and postnatal care, ongoing parenting and life skills classes, educational and vocational opportunities, professional counseling and support for women considering adoption. “Graduating” mothers

and their babies may remain for up to three months and are assisted in securing future living accommodations so they can enjoy the triumph of becoming responsible and productive members of society. Nonprofit Siena House is the only home for unwed mothers on the Central Coast and receives no government funding. The goal this year is for the proceeds to provide half the operating costs of Siena House, which this year is upwards of $200,000. For information on the event, tickets, or to make a donation please call 831-225BABY (2229). n

“Fireworks” from pg 11

John - Kurt Kniffin, Branch Manager, Granite Construction - Glenn Ely, President of Elyxir Distributing. 2011 sponsors include: Deluxe Foods of Aptos • The Holcomb Corp. • Elyxir Distributing • Arrow Citrus • McSherry & Hudson – Support Your State Parks • RPM Mortgage • Tony’s Fine Foods • Aptos Times • Mapleton Communications • Clover Dairy • Couch Distributing • Mara Bros Distributing • Santa Cruz Sentinel • Seacliff Best Western • Santa Cruz county Bank • KSBW • Area Distributors • KDON • Rock Island • Unfi • Odwalla • Sunridge Farms • Music now Santa Cruz

“Cheer Competition” from pg 8

Sophia Davis, Madilynn Smith, Annelissa Heywood, Hailee Vige, Jasmin Heywood, Anika Wilson, Erin McKeon, Jade Harris, Naomi Harris, Tali Bustichi Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer Back Team, Senior Level 1 (8-16) Team Members: Taylor McAdams, Taylor Burns, McCall Black, Victoria Winters, Emily Chambers, Lexi Davis, Stacey Diaz, Angel McElroy, Kailin Ivey, Marlee Smith, Savannah Glover, Maritza Torres, Annelissa Heywood, Ashland Huckobey, Jasmin Heywood, Madilynn Smith, Bertha Hernandez, Hanna Christenson, Michaela Jud, Hailee Vige Scotts Valley Elite All Stars Silver Team, Senior Level 2 (13-18) Team Members: Courtney Schmitt , Mayra Hernandez, Bertha Hernandez, Becca Saucier, Jessica Oesterle, Aimee Bell, Pamela Velasquez, Taylour Thompson, Kara Hoffman, Lexi Davis, Maritza Torres, Savannah Glover, Faye Alvin, Amanda Campbell , Madison Cartwright, Ashland Huckoby


Community Support he Monte Foundation Officers and Board is the engine behind the Foundation’s many good works and the Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. They are: Marcus Monte, President, Deluxe Foods of Aptos Corporation President Rudy Monte, CEO, Deluxe Foods of Aptos Corporation Vice President - Paul Bailey, Bailey Properties of Santa Cruz Treasurer Board Members: Mark Holcomb, President Holcomb Corporation - Steve

is Paige Brown, and together they coach 51 cheerleaders from all over Santa Cruz County. Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling Gym offers year-round programs for children ages 5-18. Visit n ••• The United Spirit Association is the largest organization that provides specialized instruction and year-round events for all spirit, dance/drill and band auxiliary activities. USA offers training camps and special events for all levels of cheerleaders, songleaders/pom, drill teams, drum majors, mascots, dance teams, advisors, leadership teams, coaches and much more. Visit for more information. ••• Scotts Valley Elite All Star Cheer Red Team, Youth Level 1 (5-11) Team Members: Danika Hernandez, Mariah Montanez, Kimi Matsuoka, Lexi Lemus, Natalie Stocker, Ruby Davis,

Weekly • First Alarm • • Creative Gal • Earl’s Organic Produce • Zambelli’s Fireworks •Pac com • C&N Tractors To participate call Kim Gallick at 6853317 Your school or group can sell tickets to the fireworks show, or sell tickets and have a food booth at the event. n

••• The Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza at Seacliff State Beach, Friday October 7, 5 to 10 p.m. Free parking and free shuttle from Cabrillo College. $10 for admission and raffle. Children 5 and under Free! Fantastic Fireworks Extravaganza 9:15 p.m. Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 13


The Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series Presents ...

Iranian-American Pianist Soheil Nasseri C Sunday, October 9, 2011, 3 PM – Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall, VAPA 5001

onsistently interesting... consistently thoughtful... a vivid imagination. Filled with character... fresh ideas… a magnificent technique” — The New York Times “Fantastic! A real talent. [In Beethoven] One was able to enjoy themselves on the highest level.” — Berliner Zeitung Program – Hormoz Farhat: Sonata No. 2 (2011) West Coast Premiere Schumann: 3 Novellettes from Op. 21 (Nos. 1, 4, 6) Chopin: Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49 Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” Pianist Soheil Nasseri orn to Iranian parents in Santa Monica, California, Soheil Nasseri began studying the piano at the age of five and at the age of twenty moved to New York to study intensively with the late Karl Ulrich Schnabel (1909–2001). Following the death of Mr. Schnabel, Mr. Nasseri became a


Pianist Soheil Nasseri

protégé of Jerome Lowenthal who remains Mr. Nasseri’s mentor today, along with Claude Frank. Other significant teachers include Irina

Edelman, Anna Balakerskaia, Clinton Adams, Eva Pierrou, and Ann Schein. Since the fall of 2001 Mr. Nasseri, he has performed twenty completely different solo recital programs in New York, all without repeating a single piece: at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and at Merkin Concert Hall. These concerts included 25 premières of contemporary works in addi-

tion to 28 of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, a part of Mr. Nasseri’s pledge to perform all of Beethoven’s works involving piano— including the chamber music and lieder— by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020. One of Soheil Nasseri’s foremost interests has been his inner-city public school music education program. Mr. Nasseri has given concerts at more than 60 public schools in the U.S. since 2003, with a combined audience of about 25,000 wildly responsive students. Mr. Nasseri is also passionately committed to promoting new music of young classical composers and indeed many composers have written pieces specifically for him, including Richard Danielpour, Avner Dorman, Hormoz Farhat, Martin Kennedy, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Haskell Small, Ronn Yedidia, Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin, and Samuel Zyman. As a recording artist he has 6 solo discs on the Naxos Centaur, Mahoor, and 21st Century Classical labels. Soheil Nasseri divides his time between residences in New York and Berlin. He is looking forward to hiking in Pt. Reyes and Yosemite on his California concert tour. “Nasseri” > 21

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Change for New Prescription Drug and Health Plans


hether you have Medicare, Medicare Advantage or a Part D Prescription, you have one opportunity each year to make any changes you want. This opportunity is Medicare’s open enrollment period, also called the Medicare Annual Election Period. Open enrollment starts earlier this year. It begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. Any changes you make will take effect January 1, 2012. Medicare plan benefits and your needs can change on an annual basis, so use the open enrollment period to compare your options and get the right fit. Enrollment Dates for Medicare Part C in 2011 Whether you’re already enrolled in Medicare Part C or you are signing up for the first time, you should take note of the new enrollment dates for Medicare

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Advantage in 2011. Beginning in 2011, the annual election period (the period when you can submit the application to change your Part C plan) will be from October 15 to December 7 of each year. Changes made during this period will take effect on January 1 of the following year. Another change to Medicare Advantage in 2011 is the new period during which you may switch from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare. This period begins January 1 of each year and lasts 45 days. Enrollment Dates for Medicare Part D for 2011 Annual enrollment for Medicare Part D plans in 2012 will begin on October 15 instead of November 15. The period only runs until December 7 instead of the end of the year, but this change still makes the entire annual enrollment window a week longer than in the past. n

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Scotts Valley Chamber Makes Plans to Walk the Streets

he Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program called the “Business Walk,” which is set to occur on Wednesday, November 2. Representatives of the Chamber and City leaders will be walking the streets of Scotts Valley to visit with our local businesses and find out “How’s business?” The goal of this “walk” is to give individual business owners and managers the opportunity to talk with the business and civic leadership of our City who have the ability to act on their behalf and work together to ensure a more prosperous business climate here in Scotts Valley based on the information we garner from our local business owners. The Business Walk program offers an excellent opportunity to listen to the local business community, identifying common themes for action while bringing together educational resources, City services and representatives of the business community.


October 13 • Next Door Neighbors’ Remodel Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. A big thank you is extended to the Sacramento Metro Chamber for sharing this Business Walk program with us and allowing us to implement their template. This is not a membership drive or a sales call. This is a program designed specifically to help businesses in the community stay in business. We will walk in teams and are looking for volunteers to work with our Chamber Board of Directors and Ambassadors as we conduct this first “Business Walk.” If you can

make a few hours available during business hours on Wednesday, November 2 to assist us in this endeavor, we ask you to contact the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce at As a business owner or manager, be sure to welcome our teams as they visit on November 2 – 9 am to 5 pm. We are looking forward to this opportunity to talk with as many of our Scotts Valley businesses as possible.

It’s Off to Ireland We Go for St Patrick’s Day 2012

ake St. Patrick’s Day 2012 the most memorable of your life by celebrating the day with the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce … in Ireland. Where better to experience the luck ‘o the Irish than with the locals in Ireland itself. The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to join with them for an 8-day journey in March 2012. We will be staying at the world renowned Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort. This facility now offers its guests the opportunity to share Manor living in a new and exciting way; being part of a five star resort and yet having the freedom of villa living. Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort is set in the heart of an 840-acre estate. Each villa has two, three or four bedrooms with private bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. The Adare Golf Club championship golf course was commissioned by the Earl of Dunraven in the 1890’s, and features the designs of renowned Eddie Hackett. This will be our home for the entire time we are in Ireland — so no packing up your suitcases and moving here and there while we visit other sites.

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Highlights of the trip include: A visit to the Cliffs of Moher — 200 yards high at the highest point and span for 6 miles along the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. We’ll visit Dingle — which many may recognize as the film setting for “Ryan’s Daughter” and enjoy this market town and fishing port.

Have a Happy Halloween!

The town of Adare — our setting for a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, where there will be many festivities. Celebrate the legend of how St. Patrick banished the snakes out of Ireland. Watch the parades and get acquainted with the locals at the restaurants and pubs. The small town of Cashel — visit the unforgettable “Rock of Cashel.” Historic Kilkenny and Kilkenny Castle — built in the 13th century, home to the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Bunratty Castle — enjoy a medieval-style dinner and entertainment in Bunratty Castle. Day of Leisure — explore the parkland at Adare Manor, play some golf, or take an optional trip to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney Stone for luck! All this for only $2199 per person, including round trip air from San Francisco. Reservations are coming in; so don’t miss out on this Fantastic opportunity to travel to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day with your friends. You want to be the one coming back with fantastic stories to tell, rather than listening to others. Contact the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce today 438-1010 and Join us!

Insight Eyecare Center and Bay Federal Credit Union 225 C & D Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

October 27 • Business Networking Mixer 50 Year Celebration, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Scotts Valley Water District, 2 Civic Center Dr, Scotts Valley

November 2 • Scotts Valley Chamber Business Walk (see top story)

November 10 • Happy Hour Networking 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Dr. Scotts Valley

November 12 • Community Awards Gala Celebration, 6:00 – 10:30 pm

Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Dr. Scotts Valley

November 17 • Business Networking Mixer, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Scotts Valley Artisans, 222- I Mt. Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

November 24 • Happy Thanksgiving

December 3 • Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:00 pm Scotts Valley Community Center

Call the Chamber Today or visit Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 15

‘Black Ties & Red Roses’ Community Awards Dance Gala

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he Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in Celebrating our Community by honoring our 2011 Awardees at the annual Scotts Valley Community Awards Gala, November 12, 6 pm, at the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley. This will be a gala evening with delicious finger foods, both live and silent auctions, entertaining awardee presentations and NEW this year, an evening of dancing. Instead of the usual sit-down dinner, we will be honoring our 2011 Awardees not only with beautiful presentations, but with a great dance party featuring a live band brought to us by Golden Sight Productions. So be sure to wear your dancing shoes.

November 12, 6 p.m. at the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

It will be great fun as we celebrate our 54th year as the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce and recognize our outstanding Community leaders. Awards will be given for Woman of the Year, Sharemi Ullestad Memorial Youth of the Year, Man of the Year, Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, and the Beautification of Scotts Valley. This year’s honorees will be announced in just a few days, so watch for the posting of our honorees on our Chamber website Just click on the Awards tab for updated information. Donations for our auction are greatly appreciated as this serves as a major fundraiser for the Scotts Valley Chamber

of Commerce. Donation forms can also be found on the Awards tab on our website or you can contact the office directly at 4381010. Tickets for the Chamber’s Community Awards Gala are $75 each. Tickets are available through the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce at 438-1010 or Bring your friends and neighbors as we celebrate our Community – Party style! Be sure to wear your dancing shoes and enjoy the evening. Our Host, the Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, has graciously set aside a block of rooms for our Community Awards Gala attendees with a very special rate for those not wanting

Congratulations to our Chamber Ambassador President and Family!


ur Chamber Ambassador President and wife, Jesse and Melissa Wilkins, welcomed their first child into the Ambassador family July 29. A Big Welcome to their beautiful baby boy — Zachary Matthew Wilkins! Congratulations Jesse and Melissa.

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Courtesy of Jesse Gabriel Photography

to drive home afterwards so you can dance till the band plays their last note. Make your reservations for your evening stay directly with the Hilton and inform them you are with the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce. Make your reservations soon and don’t miss this gala dance party as we celebrate our Community together with “Black Ties & Red Roses” – November 12.

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Jesse Gabriel Photography Celebrates their New Location esse and Susan Flippen of Jesse Gabriel Photography Studio, our 2009 Business of the Year, hosted a Fantastic evening of business networking at their new place of business. We enjoyed delicious food from their neighboring food vendors in Scotts Valley Junction Shopping Center — Scotts Valley

Market, Santa Cruz Pizza Company, Jia Tella’s Cambodian Cuisine and Yogizmo Yogurt. Top that off with wine from Skov Winery and there was plenty for all. Jesse and Susan moved to their new home in Scotts Valley Junction just a few months ago and they celebrated by cutting the Official Red Ribbon with the

assistance of Vice Mayor Donna Lind. Welcome, Jesse Gabriel Photography, to your beautiful new office space. Well done! ••• Photos courtesy of Rudy Cabigas, with an assist from Julia Pini

Scotts Valley Water District Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration


October 27, 5:30 – 7 pm Scotts Valley Water District 2 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley

oin the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate with the Scotts Valley Water District on their 50th year of service to Scotts Valley. Enjoy an evening of great food, live music, and celebration. Enter into the back parking lot off Scotts Valley Drive across from Santa Cruz

County Bank. There will be balloons and the Chamber Mixer sign to assist you. Be sure to bring a raffle item to showcase your business and plenty of business cards for networking. Admission is free to all, courtesy of the Scotts Valley Water District. Don’t miss this Celebration! Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 17

Scotts Valley Chamber News

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Ribbon Cutting Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce members joined with the Scotts Valley office of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as they celebrated the merging of their Capitola colleagues into the office in Scotts Valley with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Thursday, September 8.

Welcome to Our New Member! Animal Hospital of Soquel Traci Schacher 2651 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Phone: 831-475-0432


Thank You to Our Renewing Members Bailey Properties

David Lyng & Associates, Inc. Dynamic Press

Enterprise Technology Centre

Green Flash Marketing

Timothy Imbrie CPA & Co.

Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

Laureen Yungmeyer State Farm Insurance


Kings Paint & Paper, Inc. Melissa DeSigns

Santa Cruz County Bank Receives 5-Star, Superior Rating

anta Cruz County Bank announced receipt of a 5Star “superior” rating from Bauer Financial Inc. in September, based upon its financial condition as of the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Bauer Financial, Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation’s banking industry since 1983. The 5-Star rating is the highest rating designated by Bauer Financial Inc. The 5-Star rating for Santa Cruz County Bank for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 follows eleven consecutive 4-Star “excellent” quarterly ratings from Bauer

Financial, Inc. In addition to these Bauer Financial, Inc. ratings, in April of this year Santa Cruz County Bank announced receipt of the designation of Super Premier Performing Bank for its 2010 performance by The Findley Reports, Inc., a highly regarded financial industry consulting firm. Gary Steven Findley, Editor of The Findley Reports remarked, “We look at Santa Cruz County Bank’s performance for 2010 as being in the top 10% of all banks in the Western United States.” Congratulations go out to Santa Cruz County Bank from the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce!

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ProBuild, Inc.

Sandabs Seafood & Wine Bar

Scotts Valley Educational Foundation

Scotts Valley Press Banner

Scotts Valley Spa & Boutique

Syzygy Sports Group

Threshold Enterprises Zero Motorcycles

October Business Networking Mixer and Ribbon Cutting Insight Eyecare & Bay Federal Credit Union • 225 Mt Hermon Road Scotts Valley • October 13, 5:30 – 7 pm


eighboring businesses, Bay Federal Credit Union and Insight Eyecare are joining together to host one fantastic Business Networking Mixer. We will celebrate the newly remodeled Insight Eyecare with a Grand opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Join with us as we cel-

ebrate with these Next Door Neighbor businesses. There will be plenty of food and beverage for all so be sure to bring lots of business cards for networking and fantastic raffle items to showcase your business. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for prospective members.

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Morgan Taylor Financial Services

Rotary Club of Scotts Valley Scotts Valley Cycle Sports

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Santa Cruz County Symphony Opens its 54th Season

he wait is finally over! The Symphony’s new season begins Saturday, October 1, 8 pm at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with a matinee performance at the Mello Center Sunday, October 2, 2 pm. To open this momentous season- the last to be conducted by Maestro John Larry Granger- we present... THE BIG APPLE! A big concert with some very big talent. The program will be off to a fast start with Rossini’s charged William Tell Overture. John Larry Granger Rossini’s final opera, Gilluime Tell, was a tribute to the legendary marksman who shot an apple off his son’s head. The revolutionary and antiauthoritarian opera was censored in his Native Italy, but soon found its fame in Vienna. Today the work is best known for its overture, used as the theme music for The Lone Ranger. The driving, energetic pace of the William Tell Overture has made it culturally synonymous with the rhythm of the Wild West. Sheryl Staples, of the New York Philharmonic We then have the distinct privilege to welcome to the stage Sheryl Staples, the Principal Associate Concertmaster of the illustrious New York Philharmonic. In addition to her leadership role at the nation’s oldest orchestra, Staples is renowned for her sweeping projection and crystal-clear tone as a soloist with top orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra. She will perform Mendelssohn’s challenging, lucid and mes-

First 2011/2012 Season Concert: The Big Apple DVO ÁK: Symphony No. 8 MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto ROSSINI: William Tell Overture ••• John Larry Granger, conductor Sheryl Staples, violin ••• Saturday, October 1 — 8 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture — 7 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz ••• Sunday, October 2 — 2 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture — 1 p.m. Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts E. Beach and Lincoln St., Watsonville

merizing Violin Concerto, the most famous of all violin concertos. The concert concludes with the Eight Symphony of Antonin Dvořák, who came to New York City in 1892 to start an American school of composition. Two years prior, he completed the symphony-in just two months! The work is distinctly cheerful and uplifting, particularly when compared to his darker Seventh Symphony. Musically the work draws much from the traditional folk styles of his native Bohemia; and although its glowing refrains never achieved the status of his New World Symphony, many critics agree that the Eighth deserves similar accolades. Tickets: Single tickets ($20 - $65) are on sale now. Call 831.420.5260 or visit Season Tickets for the 2011/12 season will be available by calling 462-0553, ext. 10 to subscribe and save! Student Rush: Bring your student ID to the box office between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm at the Civic and 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm at the Mello and pay just $10! Group Sales are also available. For details, call 831.462.0553, ext. 11. Donations: Less than 40% of the cost to perform a Symphonic concert comes from ticket sales. The Symphony is made possible only through the generous support of classical music lovers like yourself. Donate to the Symphony Today! Civic Concert is Sponsored by: Burroughs Financial Services & Linda Burroughs Real Estate Sheryl Staples is Sponsored at the Civic by: Edy & Joe Henderson. Mello Concert is sponsored by: The Mello Music Makers. n ••• Contact Information: Phone: 831.462.0553 ext. 10. Website:

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Cabrillo Gallery Hosts delicious exhibit TASTY

Artists Playing with Food Explored in new multi-medium Exhibit


a food performance by comedian Diane Grunes, and the awarding of exhibition prizes by guest curators and local culinary luminaries, Gayle and Joe Ortiz. The exhibit continues through Friday, November 4. Food as artistic fodder is almost as old as the ritualistic depictions of hunting found in the caves of Lascaux, France. Tasty: Artists Playing with Food is a competitive exhibition. Artwork was selected from artists throughout the state of California, including 2- and 3dimensional works of many varieties with a few “tasty” surprises thrown in. Atsuko Morita: American Flag, 2010 – Digital C-print he Cabrillo Gallery presents the curated exhibition TASTY: Artists Playing with Food, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 1, from 5-7 PM. The reception will include

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David Fleming – The Meatpackers, 2009 - oil on canvas Of note is a multiple-piece ceramic sculpture made by artist Karen Hansen and her third grade students from Rucker Elementary School. The exhibition

includes many Santa Cruz artists such as Mary Altier, Eva Bernstein, Margitta “Gallery” > 31



Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab October Calendar

Throughout October chool Field Trips – Bring science to life for your students. Schedule a field trip for your K-12 or Community College class. Sponsored by The Morgan Stanley Foundation, Acra Aerospace, Inc., SIMA Environmental Fund, and the generosity of an anonymous donor. Sunday, October 2, 2-5 PM nnual Directors’ Circle Event: Our Shared Legacy ~ Land and Sea – Become a patron and come enjoy the company of Seymour Center Directors’ Circle for this fabulous fall event at the Vine Hill Winery, located in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, with panoramic views of Monterey Bay. Enjoy winery tours and tastings of Vine Hill’s premiere wines with sumptuous hors d’oeuvre pairings. Learn about our shared legacy of land and sea with ocean scientists and winemakers. Listen to the tunes of the Just Picked String Band. This private event is an exclusive benefit of the Directors’ Circle–our leadership circle. For information regarding this event or for information on becoming a Director’s Circle patron, please see our membership page or call (831) 459-4568 or (831) 459-3694. Sundays, 1-3 PM easide Crafts at the Seymour Center – Join us with your small fry in the crafts room every Sunday for hands-on fun! Thursday, October 6, 2-3:30 PM ounger Lagoon Reserve Tour — Experience the wildlife and natural beauty that make Younger Lagoon an




exceptional local treasure on this docentled tour to the lagoon and its beach habitat. Learn about the ongoing research and habitat restoration work that help this vital ecosystem thrive. Tour includes a short hike and is best suited for adults in good physical condition and children age 10 and older. Space limited, free with admission. Reservations required: (831) 459-3800. Sunday, October 9, 2-3:30 PM ounger Lagoon Reserve Tour – Experience the wildlife and natural beauty that make Younger Lagoon an exceptional local treasure on this docentled tour to the lagoon and its beach habitat. Learn about the ongoing research and habitat restoration work that help this vital ecosystem thrive. Tour includes a short hike and is best suited for adults in good physical condition and children age 10 and older. Space limited, free with admission. Reservations required: (831) 459-3800. Thursday, October 13, 2:15-3:30 PM arine Mammal Research Tour – Go behind the scenes at Long Marine Lab. Learn about the work of scientists and their studies of dolphins, seals, sea lions, and whales. Tour is best suited for adults and children over 10 years of age. Space limited, free with admission. Reservations required: (831) 459-3800. Sunday, October 16, 1 PM – Science Sunday hy Earthquakes and Tsunamis Are So Hard to Forecast (…and What We’re Doing About It) – Tom Parsons of the United States Geological Survey discusses the science of earthquakes, the likelihood of a major quake in California, and whether or not the frequency of earthquakes is rising. Join us for this exploration into the methods that scientists use to predict one of California’s most notorious natural events. Tuesday, October 18 iscovery Lab and Tours begin – Apply for our most popular school field trip option today! Lottery application deadline




is Wednesday, September 7 at 5 PM. Sponsored by The Morgan Stanley Foundation, Acra Aerospace, Inc., SIMA Environmental Fund and the generosity of an anonymous donor. Sunday, October 23, 2:15-3:30 PM arine Mammal Research Tour – Go behind the scenes at Long Marine Lab. Learn about the work of scientists and their studies of dolphins, seals, sea lions and whales. Tour is best suited for adults


and children over 10 years of age. Space limited, free with admission. Reservations required: (831) 459-3800. Friday, October 28, 6-8:30 PM arine Masquerade – Kids, bring your parents and join us for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours of one seriously BIG skeleton, scary stories, and more! Members $4 adults, kids $3; regular admission applies for the public. n


D “Nasseri” from pg 14


About Composer Hormoz Farhat his concert begins with a premiere of a new 19-minute Sonata by Hormoz Farhat (b. 1929 in Tehran, Iran), who wrote his Sonata No. 2 this year specifically for Soheil Nasseri. Farhat is an important figure among Iranian (Western-) classical musicians. In the 1970’s he was the head of the music department at Tehran University, and since 1979 he has lived in Ireland where, until his recent retirement, he was Professor and Head of the School of Music at the University of Dublin, Trinity

College. Farhat has served as Visiting Professor at numerous international universities including Harvard University, UCLA, and universities in Edinburgh, Warsaw, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Ljubljana. His music has been performed by, among many others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra. n ••• Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series (DACLS) is a non-profit affiliate of the Aptos Community Foundation in Aptos, California For more information visit their website Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 21

FeaturedColumnist The Book Bag by Robert Francis

The Book Bag Chapter books for young readers … by Robert Francis



By Lara Chapman Bloomsbury. $9.99 (Ages 12 and up) arah Burke has it all. The high school senior has killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair and impeccable grades. There’s just one tiny flaw…well, maybe it is not that tiny. Poor Sarah has a slightly large nose. Well, truthfully it is a real eye catcher! When Rock Conway shows up in her journalism class one day. Sarah falls madly in love. Unfortunately, Sarah’s best friend, Kristen, is also taken by the young stud! Since Sarah has a way with words, Kristen asks her buddy to help her nab this hot new class member. Of course Sarah accepts and thus begins a humorous and convoluted matchmaking story that will have young readers continually giggling as they follow this retelling of “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Of course, there’s a message here too – we should all embrace our flaws. But try to convince a teenager of that!

Ruby Lu, Star of the Show

By Lenore Look Illustrated by Stef Choi Atheneum. $15.99 (Ages 6-10) he third book in Ruby Lu series, this latest adventure finds Ruby starting third grade. With much anticipation the little girl can’t wait to join some fun clubs, learn cursive, and play in the school orchestra. As the school year begins, Ruby is a bit taken back when her father loses his job. Now he is


staying home and taking care of Ruby and Oscar while her mother goes off to work. With money suddenly very tight, the situation makes Ruby decide that perhaps she should do something to help. The little girl sets out to make a million dollars, but quickly discovers making money isn’t that easy. But the determined and resourceful child gives it a shot, so she creates the Plum Tree Spa. The new business doesn’t work out exactly as the little entrepreneur planned, but it certainly provides a “learning experience” she wouldn’t have had in the classroom! After her misadventure in the business world Ruby discovers that having a loving and understanding family is far more important than having a pocketful of money! With the economic downturn still a major problem, it is nice to see a few young adult authors address the situation. Parents losing their jobs and what it does to a family is something that can’t be overlooked anymore in children’s literature!

Everybody Bugs Out


By Leslie Margolis Bloomsbury. $15.99 (Ages 8-12) here’s plenty of middle school drama, complete with first crushes, a boy-girl dance and one high-stakes science fair in this latest edition of the Annabelle Unleashed series. Annabelle likes her classmates at Birchwood Middle School, but those positive feelings will be put to the test when the first school dance is announced. Everyone is scrambling to get a date and Annabelle and her friend Claire both have their eyes on Oliver. Annabelle has been working with Oliver on their science fair

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project and she doesn’t want to jeopardize that assignment. To complicate matters, Annabelle believes one of their competitors is up to something not quite “kosher,” but if she blows the whistle will Oliver think she’s a snitch? Dances, schoolwork and friendships all make for a mélange of trouble for Annabelle but, as usual, she’ll get through the imbroglio in one piece. Dude, no one ever promised middle school would be a cakewalk!

New Girl in Town Liberty Porter, First Daughter

By Julia DeVillers Illustrated by Paige Pooler Aladdin. $5.99 (Ages 8-12) ight-year-old Liberty Porter just moved to a new home because her dad has taken on a new job. He is the president of the U. S.! Now Liberty must begin the school year at a new school and even though she is the First daughter, things don’t go as smoothly as Liberty would like. It is hard enough trying to fit in and be s o m e w h a t “cool” without having the Secret Service dogging your every step. And what’s even more inconvenient is that your bodyguard is not allowed to help you with tests or homework! What a total bummer! Then there’s the additional problem of suspecting that teachers and the other students only like you because you happen to have a famous and powerful father. Poor Liberty must try to figure out a way to discover who her true friends will be and discovering who likes her “for herself” will be a challenging task. Of course, Liberty will navigate her way through any and all obstacles


because she is The First Daughter! Well written, this series has started out well and, if nothing else, the reader will learn a little about politics, the White House and the price of fame. One has to wonder what will happen, though, if next year’s national elections result in a new First Family moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Joe and Sparky, Superstars!

By Jamie Michalak Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz Candlewick Press. $15.99 (Ages 5-7) eality TV hits the zoo when this unlikely duo decides they want to be on “What A Pair” hosted by Grant Wish. Fun seeking Joe, a giraffe, needs to convince his buddy, Sparky, a turtle, that they will be the next famous pair. Joe is convinced it is a “Slam dunk!” and they’ll win, but Sparky isn’t so sure. Although Joe can do all sorts of cool things, like wiggle his ears, run fast and touch his nose with the tip of his tongue, Sparky isn’t as talented. With his short legs the turtle isn’t much of a dancer. Standup comedy isn’t Sparky’s shtick either, nor is standing on one foot. But then, quite by accident, Sparky does discover his special skill or talent. Of course, I have no intention of telling you what it is, but you’ll be surprised and delighted. Does the pair make it onto the talent show and become big stars? I’m not divulging that information, either. I guess you’ll just have to read the book! Frank Remkiewicz’s color illustrations make this chapter book for beginning readers fun to read. The text is easy to follow and the pictures make it easy to visualize. And, who knows? Perhaps you’ll discover there’s a little superstar in your household too! n


HomeandG Garden

Shrink Your Waist and Expand Your Palate


espite increasing concerns about growing waistlines and the dangerous obesity epidemic, many families continue to feel overwhelmed by the idea of a full-fledged diet overhaul. Don’t be discouraged. Even small changes at the dinner table can make a big difference. An April 2010 study conducted by Shape Up America! titled “The Impact of Small Dietary Change,” revealed that incorporating one simple change when preparing favorite family meals — such as using turkey in place of certain cuts of beef, pork or veal — produced an average savings of 108 calories per meal. Not only does substituting turkey save calories, it also reduces fat intake. Ground turkey ranges from 85 percent to 99 percent fat free, and compared to other meats, ground turkey contains among the lowest saturated fat levels. Cooking with turkey is easier than you might think. Turkey is an easy alternative for a broad range of dishes that typically contain beef. The texture and flavor of ground turkey meat works with a wide range of preparation methods, including dishes such as burgers, tacos, pasta and casseroles.

For a new, flavorful and lean twist on the classic burger, try these ‘Jack and Guac’ Turkey Burgers, which combine turkey protein and a lineup of nutritious toppings. ••• ‘Jack and Guac’ Turkey Burgers Serves 4 4 Turkey Burgers (pre-formed or made with ground turkey) 4 slices ciabatta bread or whole-wheat burger buns 4 slices low-fat pepper jack cheese 8 strips Extra Lean Turkey Bacon, fried and crisp Guacamole (homemade or prepared) Brush grill rack with oil. Place burger patties on grill. Prepare the turkey burgers as specified on the packaging. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Place each patty on a bun and top with one slice of cheese, two slices of turkey bacon and guacamole. Grilling with Confidence Experiment. Don’t be afraid to play with new flavor combinations. With a little experimentation, you may discover new ways to create delicious turkey burgers on the grill. Courtesy of Family Features Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 23



New Local Chapter of CHADD – Children & Adults with ADHD

t may start with an inability to focus on the simplest tasks. Then you learn that your child is being disruptive in school. He or she just can’t seem to sit still. You hope they will grow out of it. But if the cause is attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD is a disorder seated in the brain), they probably won’t. ADHD affects 3-7 percent of school-age children and roughly 2-4 percent of adults. Left untreated, ADHD can cause problems at home, school, work, and in personal relationships. But, with intervention such as coaching, therapy and perhaps medication, a person with ADHD can learn the tools and strategies that will help them lead a happy, productive, successful life. ADHD Awareness Week for 2011 is Oct. 16-22 and a local chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) will

First Meeting Wednesday Oct. 19 6-7 p.m.

hold its first meeting 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Aptos Public Library, 7695 Soquel Road. Founded in 1987, CHADD is the largest national non-profit organization working for and families supporting and individuals affected by ADHD. Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States has concluded that ADHD is a real, brain-based medical disorder. ADHD affects people of every age, gender, IQ and religious and socioeconomic background. While every child may have difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior, for some children and adults, the problem is so pervasive and persistent that it interferes with daily lives. The following are just a few of the characteristics of ADHD:

√ fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes √ has difficulty sustaining attention unless it is something they are highly

interested in and then they may exhibit hyperfocus “CHADD” > 31

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Bright Side of Burnout: How to recognize & FIX IT!


Part 2 of 2

By Camille Smith

ast month, I covered 2 of 4 lessons regarding how to stop burnout: #1: Stop and identify the specific source of the fire (remember: everything’s not burning) and #2: Drop into your Self, listening and paying attention to what matters to you (your voice, vision and values). (Want a refresher? read Part 1 at insert TPG online link or blog). Before we move to lessons: #3: Roll and #4: Go, I want to emphasize something from lesson #2: The capital “S” is not a typo. The Self is you as a whole human being who embodies all the potential you were born with, all the capacities actualized and not yet actualized. The “self,” little ‘s’, is the one that judges, doubts, criticizes us. It’s the know-it-all, puny, little self. Tim Gallwey (The Inner Game of Work) when referring to these 2 selves says: Our best performance happens with the “self” is quiet and the “Self” is allowed to act.

#3: Roll. Move in a different direction. Break the unconscious, automatic patterns of action. Take a different route to work, have a picnic lunch outside with a book of poems or a sketchbook, not your blackberry. Listen to unfamiliar music, spend time with someone you wouldn’t normally. Changing your physical routine has the possibility of changing your mental outlook because you can’t rely on muscle memory or cruise control. Re-arrange your cubicle physically. Get a stand-up workstation. Move to a conference room to do even a short task. You’ll be amazed at how a physical change increases your productivity. #4: Go. Go beyond your comfort zone. Go 1 more inch. Where you normally stop, withdraw, go silent or give up or give in, go 1 inch more. Not 10 inches, 1 inch. BTW: This inch usually is often an inward measurement, going into yourSelf for the courage to speak up, to reconnect when you're dis-engaged. Ask for support. You feel good when you support others. Share the opportunity: let others support you. We all know you can do everything all the time. What’s the point of that, really? Draw boundaries. If there’s a situation that always pulls you in, a vortex that sucks your energy and aliveness, get out in front of it. Talk to those who are 1. Stop … and identify what’s causinvolved BEFORE the situation ing the burn turns into the same old emer2. Drop … into yourself, listen to gency that you don’t say No your voice, reflect on your values to. Reduce your insatiable 3. Roll … in a different direction, break your routine need to achieve. What??? Achieve less? Are you kid4. Go … beyond your comfort zone ding, Camille? No, I am not. If you are comfortable always pressing, working hard and long, continually raising your goals, do what isn’t comfortable:

Four steps to extinguishing the burn:

You know you’re burned out when…

• You put milk in the cupboard, not frig

• You paid for gas and left without it

• You cry at the drop of a hat

• You lose your sense of humor.

reduce your need to achieve. Do it for 1 week. See what, and more importantly who, shows up when you aren’t fixated on the goal. You aren’t a slacker. You can achieve goals and not run over yourSelf or others in the process. This may be the most uncomfortable thing to do, and it may help the most to reduce burnout. I’m not saying this is easy, I’m saying this is a way to be alive, engaged, and being your best, rather than burning out. New mantra: I have more important things to do than burnout! Because burnout can be invisible until the meltdown, there’s something fundamental to having this tool work for you. You need a personal, heart-felt reason or commitment – a Why? – that inspires you and makes being burned out unacceptable. Here’s mine: I am committed to supporting people being fully self-expressed, making their contribution, having a blast and being satisfied in the process, including me. Invent your own commitment. Something that speaks to you, that brings you joy, that reminds you of who you are and what matters to you at your core. When we’re centered in our Self, in who we are as human beings, not a cog, a job, a role, we see ourselves differently. When we embrace our humanity, we see ourselves

• You decide to move to Mendocino and open a bookstore

• You forget it is Friday, don't wear your Hawaiian shirt, and you’re the one who started Hawaiian shirt Friday.

• Even cereal for dinner is too hard to rustle up

less as a commodity, more as a possibility. We see others in that same light. When we see ourselves as a possibility, we make choices about how best to use our energy, talents, time. We see ourselves as a source and a resource to others and ourselves. We – your family, friends, co-workers – need you to be engaged, appreciated for your talents and making your contribution. More importantly, you need to be meaningfully engaged for your own sake and aliveness. Don’t “Stop – Drop – Roll – Go” because I said so, do it because you said so. The bright side of burnout is that it illuminates what matters so you can come back to your center, to your authentic Self. Pay attention to your Self. Ask, answer and act on your inner intelligence and commitment to be the amazing natural resource you are. All together now: I have more important things to do than burnout. n


TIMES ARE UNCERTAIN , DO YOU : 1. Feel out of control? 2. Stop communicating effectively? 3. Get crankier than usual?

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Why Is Plastic Recycling So Complicated? Dear EarthTalk: Why can’t plastics of all types, instead of being initially sorted, simply be melted together to be separated later? It must be a monumental and error-prone task to separate truckloads of plastics. — L. Schand, via e-mail


he reason plastics aren’t typically melted together and then separated later is a matter of both physics and economics. When any of the seven common types of plastic resins are melted together, they tend to separate and then set in layers. The resulting blended plastic is structurally weak and difficult to manipulate. While the layered plastic could in theory be melted again and separated into its constituent resins, the energy inputs required to do so would make such a process cost prohibitive. As a result, recycling facilities sort their plastics first and then melt them down only with other items made of the same type of resin. While this process is labor-intensive, the recycling numbers on the bottom of many plastic items make for quicker sorting. Many recycling operations are not only reducing sizable amounts of waste from going into landfills but are also

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Pictured: plastics headed for sorting and recycling.

profitable if managed correctly. Manufacturers of plastic items choose specific resins for different applications. Recycling like items together means the

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reclaimed polymer can be used to create new items just like their virgin plastic forebears. The seven common types of plastic are: #1 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or

PETE); #2 High-density polyethylene (HDPE); #3 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC); #4 Low-density polyethylene (LDPE); #5 Polypropylene (PP); #6 Polystyrene (PS); and #7 Other/Mixed (O). One complicating factor is trying to recycle unmarked plastics and those embossed with a #7 (representing mixed resins, also known as polycarbonate). According to Earth911, a leading online source for finding recyclers for specific types of items across the United States, in some cases #7 plastics can be “down-cycled” into non-renewable resin; in other cases recycling operations just send their unmarked and #7 plastics into local landfills. But even though recycling operations have developed relatively efficient systems for generating reclaimed resins, many environmentalists recommend that consumers still avoid plastics as much as possible. “Plastics” > 31

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Serendipity Spreads n my September column I wrote about Friend in Cheeses jams – a wonderful new product that is spreading all over town. I now have to tell you about another company making good jam, and that would be Serendipity Spreads. I’m always looking for foods without high-fructose corn syrup, so when I find jam without the dreaded HFCS, it just about makes my day – to quote Clint Eastwood. Many jams these days contain high-fructose corn syrup – a cheap sweetener found in many foods such as bread, ketchup, chocolate, cookies, muffins and sauces – you name it. Most cereals are swamped in the stuff. So try Serendipity’s “saucy spreads, jams and preserves” for something healthier. Serendipity Spreads 306 Potrero St., Santa Cruz.

And more about jam … Friend in Cheeses Jams eantime, my favorite fruit and curd wrangler, Tabitha Stroup, owner of Friend in Cheeses, has come up with two delicious concoctions that I have to let you know about. Try the brand new Cardamom Carrot marmalade, and the White Fig and Fennel jam. Dare to be different is Stroup’s modus operandi. Info:



And Then There’s Honey Delk Bees Honey cott Delk contacted me to let me know about his Delk Bees Honey business. From his more than 500 hives, he’s making the most delectable honey. As well as jars of California Wildflower, Sunkist Orange,

California Cotton – Delk is doing a line of infused honey – and they are absolutely sublime. With around a dozen different kinds to choose from including strawberry, jalapeño, black pepper, garlic, mint, rosemary, habañero, basil and ginger, there’s a flavor to suit all tastes. But the one I love the most is the honey infused with coffee beans. It has tiny little specks of ground beans in it, and, well, I don’t need to say more. … It’s awesome. I tried some on my favorite British cereal – Weetabix (which all Brits love, and it’s available at Trader Joe’s) – and it’s simply delicious. Delk Bees Honey, P.O. Box 471, Capitola, 831-239-4509 and 1-888-776-0679.


By Josie Cowden


The Daisy Auxiliary Fashion Show he Daisy is a volunteer-run store in Capitola with used clothing, shoes, purses and other items for sale. Money raised goes the Family Service Agency (FSA) of the Central Coast. The Daisy is putting on a fashion show and luncheon

on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Cocoanut Grove – called Holidaisy Goes On Safari – and all proceeds benefit the FSA. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $50. Info: Joyce Sawaya, 475-5574. ••• Josie Cowden is a freelance writer and proofreader. Contact her at

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Aptos Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner he Aptos Chamber of Commerce is putting on its annual dinner, awards ceremony and auction – “A Night in the Vineyard” – at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 at Seascape Beach Resort. This year’s awards go to Woman of the Year - Leslie DeRose; Man of the Year – Jeff Talmadge; Business of the Year – Erik’s DeliCafe and Baskin Robbins of Aptos; Organization of the Year – Dominican Hospital Foundation and Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market; Outstanding Achievement – Cabrillo Stage; Community Heroes – Wes and Gary Hunter. For more information call 688-1467 or email



Sausagefest anta Cruz Mountain Brewing will honor the sausage on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5-9 p.m. This hybrid honky-tonk Oktoberfest will showcase hand-linked sausages from El Salchichero, Freedom Meat Lockers and Corralitos Market – complete with homemade mustards, relishes, pickles and sauerkrauts. Emily Thomas of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing says all of this “will catapult your sausage experience orbiting out of this world.” There will also be Bavarian pretzels, ice cream from Penny Ice Creamery, dancing and more. Proceeds from the event go to Camp Joy Gardens, an organic teaching farm in Boulder Creek. Admission is $5 and the location is the corner of Western Avenue and Mission Street.

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Volunteers Wanted: Senior Peer Counselors f you are 55 or older, become a senior peer counselor. Attend free eight week training sessions, beginning September 29th. Learn valuable counseling and listening skills, and help homebound seniors through difficult life transitions. For more information, contact Barbara at (831) 459-9351, ext. 206


Svaroopa® Yoga

eeling tight? Have trouble touching your toes? Think you’re NOT flexible? You CAN enjoy the benefits of Svaroopa® Yoga with the support of extra blanket propping. Learn how to release the deepest tensions in your body that keep you from living the active lifestyle you want to live. Tuesdays: Sept 27 & Oct 4, 11, 18, from 7 8:30 pm. $90. Call for more information. Aptos Yoga Center, 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste. 23 B, Aptos. 688-1019,

Ongoing Events First Mondays of the Month (Starting October 3)

Lecture Series on "Great Decisions"


7:00pm-8:30 pm, Episcopal Church of St. John, 125 Canterbury Dr. in Aptos ectures will be lead by Dr. Laina FarhatHolzman, sponsored by Santa Cruz Beach, American Association of University Women. For more information, call (831) 688-0541

Second and Fourth Mondays First and Third Wednesdays

Alzheimers Support Groups

Monday: 2:00 - 3:30pm Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:00pm Conference Room at Elena Baskin/Live Oak Senior Center, 1777-A Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz acilitated by Jill Ginghofer, this group is for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimers.



Ocean Gate Zendo


7 p.m., 920 41st Ave., Suite B, Santa Cruz. (next to Family Cycling Center) lease join us on Tues. nights at 7pm beginning with a 30 min. meditation, followed by a Dharma talk. Tea & cookies served after the talk, during a discussion/question period. Visit for more info.


Drop in Grief Support

6:00pm at Aegis, 125 Heather Terrace, Aptos oin other adults who are grieving the death of a friend or family member. Learn helpful tools for coping: Share stories and receive support from people who care. No registration required, please call (831) 430-3000 for information.


Women Care Drop in Cancer Support

rop in Support Group is a gathering for women with all types of cancer. We offer support for women through all stages from diagnoses through treatment. For more information or to register call (831) 457-2273


ome as you are Zen focuses on Buddhist practices that enhance our daily lives. This will be an informal talk with time for discussion. Free - donation accepted. Visit for more info.

Tuesdays thru Fridays, Sundays


Svaroopa® Yoga Instruction at Aptos Yoga

Aptos Yoga, 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd. Ste.23B, Aptos. 831-688-1019 varoopa® Yoga is very different from what most of us think of as yoga. With the support of blankets, beginning students relax into easy poses designed to release the deepest tensions in the body along the spine. This release deeply relaxes the body, quiets the mind, reduces pain, accelerates injury recovery, and promotes better overall health. Classes five days each week. First Class free. For more information, call 688-1019

First Tuesdays and Third Wednesdays each month

Orientations to Become Advocates for Children

North County, 5:30-7p.m., first Tuesday of month (for location details contact Danielle at 761-2956 X102) South County, 5:30-7 p.m., third Wednesday of the month at the CASA Office, 294 Green Valley Rd. Suite 326, Watsonville. ASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Santa Cruz County needs your help. Volunteer 3-5 hours per week to provide support, guidance, and a powerful voice in court for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Everyone welcome, men and bilingual folks especially encouraged. To RSVP call 761-2956 Ext. 102, or email



Aptos Toastmasters


Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Rio Sands Motel, 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos. f you have trouble or fear of public speaking, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get over your fears! Call 970-2229 for more information.

RR Toastmasters meetings

12:00pm at St. Philip Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley. ear of public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Since public speaking fears are so common, realize the tremendous power of influence that you will hold when you master speaking skills. Come and find out how you can lose your fears and realize your full potential at Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters Club.


Coastal Professionals


8:00am to 9:30am at Aptos History Museum, Old Dominion Court, Aptos. earn tips and make connections. Local professionals meet weekly to focus on business building and collaboration. Interested business owners, independent professionals and guests welcome. For more information: 621-1153,

Every Other Wednesday (next: Sept 28)

Ongoing Constitution Classes


7:00 pm Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney St. Santa Cruz iew video lessons of an in-depth teaching about our Constitution, one of the most respected and copied documents in our nations history. For more information, visit

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Aptos Certified Farmers Market

Svaroopa® Yoga Classes or email Next Dates: Oct. 12 & 26 Nov. 9&23

Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month

Cabrillo Host Lions

7:30pm at the Cabrillo Community Center, Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd. ublic is invited to all programs. Contact President Paul Henry 831-688-31 or Past President Barbara Chamberlain at 831-688-3356. For meeting/dinner reservations or information or visit




Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club Meeting

8:00 -12:00pm at Cabrillo College, Aptos. he Aptos Market, with over 80 vendors, is open year round, with the best selections of fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, seedlings, flowers, local honey, fresh eggs, fresh fish, artisan baked goods and gourmet foods. In addition, family activities, music, cooking demos by professional chefs, gardening workshops, seasonal fairs and events are a part of the market.

Scotts Valley Farmer’s Market

9a.m.-1p.m. SV Community Center, 360 Kings Village Drive


Main Beach Volleyball Club Blenders Program

12-1:30 p.m. at Seascape Golf Course. ontact Doug at 831- 724-9192 or e-mail for more information.

9:30am - 11:30 am Cabrillo College Gym 5-6th grade coed, 7-8th grade girls. Contact Jan Furman at 831-345-1441



Clutterers Anonymous


5:30-6:45 Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Soquel Dr. Santa Cruz. ired of Clutter? Stuff piling up? Support is available. CLA meeting every Friday. For more info call 426-1868 FREE

Saturdays thru October 15

Beginners Cycling Class


8:30am-12:00pm Bicycle Trip, 1001 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz f you are new at bicycling and need a little help getting started, navigating traffic, or just some coaching, this is the class for you! Winona Hubbard, a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, along with several co-teachers will help you understand many bicycling concepts. Celebrity guest speakers will inspire you to go even farther! All profit from this class goes to SCCCC. Register by August 12, Class costs 75$, for more information or to register go to

Second Saturdays each month thru Oct. 8

Moonlight Dinner Train Party


6:00 pm – 10:30 pm Roaring Camp, 53555 Graham Hill Rd, Felton tart with a hearty steak dinner in the moonlight, then take a leasurely train ride aboard the vintage railway, where you will stop on top of bear mountain and enjoy a glowing campfire, hot cider, and a musical sing-along. Return to the camp and swing dance to the Western Band that will be awaiting you. For more information, call 831-355-4484


Come As You Are Zen

9-10:30 am, Ocean Gate Zendo, 920 41st Ave. Suite B, Santa Cruz (next to Family Cycling Center)

Becoming and Emotionally and Spiritually Healthy Person

10:30 am Shore Line Community Church, Capitola apitola pastor Daniel Cubb will teach a five part series on overcoming the effects of codependency. The teachings will help those who wants to understand, recognize and fix any problems of codependency they face, with the help of christian teachings. Teachings are free and open to all public, Contact Daniel Cubb at

Thursday, October 6 ‘We're all in this Together: New Paths to Empowerment’ Presented by the Women in Business Leadership Forum


8:00am, The Cocoanut Grove he Forum will take over the Cocoanut Grove with a full day of networking, education, and tools for a successful life. This event is meant to help attendees find ways to work together to create a strong local and global economy. Tickets may be purchased online $89 for members, $99 for non members. Tickets can be purchased at

Saturday October 8 Introductory Svaroopa® Yoga Class


9 am - 10:30 am. Aptos Yoga, 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste 23B, Aptos. earn about and experience how Svaroopa® Yoga works in your body – free with no obligations. Supported by blankets, you’ll relax into poses that release deep tensions in your spine. Experience how this unique form of yoga quiets your mind, reduces pain, accelerates injury recovery, and promotes a healthier you. Free. Call 688-1019 for information.

Saturday October 15 Sunday October 16 Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival


Monday October 3

9:00am-5:00pm, on Main Street in Half Moon Bay ome celebrate the fall harvest and autumn splendor with a huge display of gigantic pumpkins, three stages of entertainment, live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, harvest inspired crafts, home-style foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200 pound pumpkin, pie eating, costume contests, and more! For more information, call 650-726-9652 or visit

Compassionate Communication:

Tuesday October 25

How to Connect with a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Sons In Retirement(SIR) Luncheon Meeting

Dated Events


1:00pm to 3:00pm, Live Oak Senior Center Annex 1777-A Capitola Road, Santa Cruz his program will help provide strategies to improve overall communication skills in connecting with memory impaired individuals. For more details and to register, call (831) 464-9982

Tuesday October 4 Democratic Dialogues

‘Medicare and Medicaid: Myths and Realities’ with Bill Monning and Bonnie Burns


10:00am-12:00 pm, Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Ave. in Live Oak alifornia Assembly Member Bill Monning and consultant Bonnie Burns will discuss recent changes to Medicare and Medicaid. Speakers will focus on the recent Federal Affordable Healthcare Act and resulting changes in state law. For more information, Contact Hugh McIsaac at (831) 427-3219 or (503) 2980098


11:30am, Aptos Seascape Golf Course 610 Clubhouse Drive,Aptos. peaker will be Alex Kugushev. His topic will be "Resilient America: An immigrant (and long a citizen) examines our nations adaptive continuity". SIR is organization for retired men for which there are no dues or fees, political or religious agenda. Outside activities include golf and bocce. Information at 688-0977.

Friday November 18 Dominican Foundation Guild Holiday Luncheon


10:00 am, Cocoanut Grove Grand Ballroom, 400 Beach St. Santa Cruz he Dominican Guild invites you to usher in the holiday season with a Holiday Luncheon and a celebrity speaker, Miss Shirley Jones. The luncheon will also include a silent auction, tree viewing and boutique shopping. Come enjoy the festivities! for more information call (831) 462-7712 or visit n

Your October Horoscope Annabel Burton • Astrologer ©

Although the first few weeks of October are a kind of preparation time for you the Sun moves into Scorpio on the 24th. Much of the time leading up to this sees you doing background research, exploring possibilities and perhaps taking yourself off somewhere relaxing for much needed rest and energy renewal. As it is, you are working behind the scenes and not getting the recognition you deserve but it's coming. Keep on doing what you are doing as your persistence pays off. A change of fortunes occurs around mid month.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)


pumpkin from the mountain top patch. A chuck wagon bbq lunch will be served from noon to 3pm. Parking is $8 per car. For more information, call (831) 335-4484 or visit


Apply for Exhibitions at the County Government Center

rtists and crafts people residing in Santa Cruz County are invited to apply to exhibit their art in Santa Cruz County Government Center. Eighteen of the artists who enter will be chosen to have their artwork displayed in four shows during 2012. Artists must reside in Santa Cruz. You may not enter if you have exhibited their art at the county building within the past year. To apply, artists must submit an application packet by November 7, which can be found at


Saturday October 15 Sunday October 16 Santa Cruz Chamber Players

Saturday starts at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 3:pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Dr. Aptos anta Cruz Chamber Players Present “ReImaginings Great Music by Great Composers inspired by other Great Composers” For more info, visit


Ageless Art Project

rtists/Crafts people volunteers Share your talent and make creative expression possible by leading an art group of care facility residents. Become an Ageless Art Project Volunteer. For information call 459-8917 ext. 208


SPECTRA Arts Learning

he Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County is seeking stories and anecdotes from people with current or past experience with SPECTRA Arts Learning. These stories will serve as examples of successes students have found through the Council’s SPECTRA program over the years, and may be used to promote the Council’s Arts Learning Resource Directory. If you are an artist, parent, teacher or student with a story to share about your experience with SPECTRA, you are invited to send a brief narrative to Sonia Deetz at the Cultural Council:

Ongoing Events

Mondays and Wednesdays

Salsa Rueda Class


7:00pm at Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. earn Salsa Rueda. For more information visit or call 831-457-7432




6:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St. osted by Soquel Sports Foundation. BuyIn $25. Also, we have a special BINGO, celebrating our 2nd anniversary, on Sept. 28 at 6:30. Buy-in only $15.

see our band for Free in Sunnyvale Every Wednesday. No cover. Contact Lee McLaughlin, Booking Agent, at 408-993-BAND (2263) for information about booking the band for Non-profit events (donations are tax deductible).

Thursdays thru October 6

Movies On the Square


8:45 pm at Redwood Square, located at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City ring your family out on a beautiful summer evening to see a movie! This is a great opportunity to enjoy downtown redwood city! Films being shown are family friendly and include True Grit, Ice Age, and many more. For more information, call 650-780-7343 or got to movieschedule.html


First Fridays of each month

First Friday Art Tour

he First Friday Art Tour is a Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts event, managed in conjunction with the participating art venues. The event takes place year-round and illuminates some of the most talented local artists from local galleries. To find out where to participate in a First Friday art tour, visit (Most galleries are open 12-9 pm for First Friday viewings.)

Fourth Friday of each month

phere, free parking. All for a donation of $8 per person.

Fridays through October 7


Music on the Square

6-8pm located on 2200 Broadway, Redwood City njoy 23 impressive concerts this season, featuring well-known local artists and covering every kind of music from Swing Music to Reggae! Music fans of all ages will be thrilled to enjoy these weekly events. For more information call 650-780-7340 or visit musiconthesquare.html

Dated Events Saturday October 1 Freedom Arts Fest


10am-10pm at Aptos Christian Fellowship, 7200 Freedom Blvd. raft vendors, musicians, and poets sign up for Freedom Arts Fest. Free open mic for both kids and adults, and free kid art as well. For schedule and to sign up, visit or call (831) 688-3312


Cabrillo College Reunion Jazz Ensemble elebrating Lile O. Cruse 7:00pm & 9:00pm Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz $20 Adv. $23 at the door Tickets: (831) 427-2227

Tuesday October 4 Marine-Life Exhibit Free Days

10am-5pm At the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. ix days a year, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center opens its doors to the public at no charge. Remaining free admission day in 2011 is November 1. Visit for regular pricing and more information.





Saturday October 8 Sunday October 9

Peninsula Banjo Band

Ballroom Dancing

Halloween Harvest Fair

Tuesdays and Weekends

Live Music on the Esplanade


Paradise Beach Grille 215 Esplanade, Capitola. ive music weekends and acoustic guitar Tuesdays. For schedule and more information: (831) 476-4900 Or visit


7p.m. in Cabritos Mexican Bistro at 685 El Camino Real in Sunnyvale orty-seven years of performing in the Bay Area, over 250 popular tunes. Come

Musical Me Inc. Family Jam Night

6:30-8:30p.m. 239 High St., Santa Cruz. ring your favorite music to dance to and any instruments you'd like to share or perform with. Sliding Scale donation per family of $10-$25 (all proceeds going to our scholarship fund.) For more information call 831-438-3514.


7:30- 11:00pm at Mid-County Senior Center, 829 Bay Ave, Capitola. ive music by The Rainbows. Refreshments, large floor, friendly atmos-


Steam Trains Depart Roaring Camp from the Boardwalk at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00pm ide a steam train through bear mountain, then children with tickets may pick out a

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival


9:00am-5:00pm, on Main Street in Half Moon Bay ome celebrate the fall harvest and autumn splendor with a huge display of gigantic pumpkins, three stages of entertainment, live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, harvest inspired crafts, home-style foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200 pound pumpkin, pie eating, costume contests, and more! For more information, call 650-726-9652 or visit

Saturday October 22 Halloween and Harvest Carnival


10:00am-4:00pm The Aptos Academy 1940 Bonita Dr. Aptos un for the whole family! Climbing wall, dunk tank, haunted house, horse rides, cake walk, Halloween-themed games and prizes, jump house, face painting, and more. Plus live music, seasonal crafts, raffle items, and food concession. This is the 9th annual fundraiser for The Aptos Academy, a WASC-accredited, nonprofit PreK-8th grade school. Admission is free. For more information visit

Friday October 28 Saturday October 29 Legend of Sleepy Hollow Comes to Life


Trains depart Boardwalk at 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 8:00pm, and 8:15 pm ou will ride vintage railroad cars through a Redwood forrest. A haunted house, games, and costume contests add to the festivities. Tickets are $27 per person, parking is $8, for tickets and information, call (831) 335-4484 or visit

Saturday October 29 Halloween and Harvest Carnival


10:00am-4:00pm The Aptos Academy 1940 Bonita Dr. Aptos un for the whole family! Climbing wall, dunk tank, haunted house, horse rides, cake walk, Halloween-themed games and prizes, jump house, face painting, and more. Plus live music, seasonal crafts, raffle items, and food concession. This is the 9th annual fundraiser for The Aptos Academy, a WASCaccredited, nonprofit PreK-8th grade school. Admission is free. n

The month starts form a high which you are keen to continue. Of course, this is a continuation of what you have already been doing but you are encouraged by your early success. Later, the Full Moon in Aries brings renewed energy, particularly regarding creativity, children and pursuing what you love to do. Friendships and alliances formed at this time are long lasting and have a good balance of give and take. You are able to go in the direction you want with the right support and this is not the time to strike out on your own. People are more than willing to meet you half way.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)

There is nothing that comes so naturally to you than getting to the top of the path you have chosen to climb up. Accolades and rewards come easily this month, but of course you cannot help but set yourself another target or goal to aspire to. In this respect, you can be an inspirational leader but do have humour to not take yourself and those around you too seriously. The Sun joins your ruler Saturn on the 14th of the month so note this day and also the 12th which brings a fiery and reactionary Full Moon. It could lead to a break through and a chance to show what you really can do.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

While the Sun is in LIbra, this brings a time of ease and harmony for you, since you are also an air sign. This is perfect for all kinds of communication and understanding. Something you have been grappling with mentally for a while now comes clear and makes total sense. This in itself can revolutionize the way you do things, and of course you realize that your energies may be spent better elsewhere, which brings its own set of questions. But trust in yourself and the decisions you make. The Full Moon brings a sense of completion and satisfaction around the 12th.

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb. 18)

It's time for a change, and one which has been on the cards for while. But you see that some things now have to be dealt with once and for all and although this has not been something you look forward too, nevertheless the feeling of freedom and lightness is worth it. Avoid hanging on to what no longer serves you just because it has become habitual. Instead, embrace what is new, inspiring and out of the ordinary. You are creating your own rules, which fit in with you much more than the second hand version you have been living by. Bravo!

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)

This month brings balance, or at least you hope so. Consider various aspects of your life where peace of mind has been lacking and harmony simply not part of the picture. You have power within yourself to make adjustments in what you do to bring order back again. Perhaps it is about timing and how you spend your time, and certainly more organization will help. Relationships are under the spotlight too, and Venus lends a helping hand in the first week. A Full Moon in your sign on the 12th brings a significant change which puts the ball fairly and squarely into your court.

Aries (March 21-April 20)

Limitations have their uses and your point of view is changing. What seemed to be a barrier to your success amazingly turns into a stepping stone, and this could be in the form of an authoritarian figure or someone who seems to have your interests at heart but offers a good deal of stability. The ~Sun in LIbra helps you to focus on your well being and health matters and you are keen to change your lifestyle to make sure you are in a tip top condition. You need your energy as the Sun highlights your relationships from the 24th.

Taurus (April 21-May 21)

This is a month for moving forward and making great leaps at long last, after a long period of preparation. With both Venus and Mercury helping you for the first ten days or so, think about your creativity and getting the balance back by planning and doing more fun things that entertain you. You have been working so hard recently that this element may have been bottom of your list of priorities. Still this is set to change as you rediscover joys of years gone by. The Full Moon on the 12 brings revelations from a friend which amaze you.

Gemini (May 22-June 21)

Home is where your heart and this month it's more of a focus than usual. What happens, and the people who are involved is what you are interested in. Venus here brings harmony and the Sun shines a light on you. Expect new announcements, people going in different directions and a reason to celebrate. The Full Moon on the 12th is in fiery Aries and this could be the start of a whole new chapter for you, particularly in your career. This is where you are juggling your needs and those of people who rely on you. There are changes in the way things have been done before.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Travel is the order of the day for this month, Leo, and while you may not be going anyway far, you are making connections and creating links to those people who are new and inspiring to you. It could be that your expertise is sought elsewhere and you are burning the midnight oil with with writing and researching, all for a good reason. It's the detail that interests you too, and changing the smaller things brings you joy and a sense of creativity. Treat yourself, of course, as you always deserve it and are definitely worth it!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 23)

You are thinking about your finances and the focus this month is on your cash, how you spend and how you earn it. You are by nature fairly frugal and understand the importance of getting your money's worth but this month you push it to new levels. Also, take note of how you value yourself too, and check that confidence, or the lack of it, isn't holding you back. Believe yourself to be exceptional and worthy and see if this doesn't make a difference with what you aspire to for and achieve. The Full Moon in Aries on the 12th brings a revelation and determination to let go of the past.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sep. 22)

This is your birthday month and for you, a time of setting your intentions and goals for the coming year. The Sun is joined by both Venus and Mercury for the first ten days or so and this is when you are at your best; charming, eloquent and feeling pretty pleased with yourself and the world. Get out and about and spread your own sunshine where it's needed. You give the impression that you can make things happen and you have your finger on the pulse, which is true. Take note of the Full Moon in your opposite sign of Aries on the 12 which is dynamic for your relationship. ••• Find Out More

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23) Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 29

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Carbon Monoxide and You


By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Aptos La Selva Fire District

he California Air Resources Board has stated that on average 30 to 40 people experience an avoidable death from carbon monoxide poisoning and as many as 700 people are hospitalized each year in California. Senate Bill 183, requiring the placement of carbon monoxide detectors in all California dwelling units was signed into law on May 7, 2010 by Governor Schwartzenegger. In my thirty-two years of emergency service I have personally seen numerous CO poisonings - it is a real threat. With all of the dangers of carbon monoxide, Senate Bill 183 is intended to provide as much protection as possible in our homes. As of January 1, 2011 the presence or absence of a carbon monoxide detector in the home became a required disclosure during the sale of the property. By July 1, 2011 all existing single family dwellings will be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed, except for all electric homes, with a detached garage, which have no source of carbon monoxide. All other dwellings will be required to have them installed by January 1, 2013. So what exactly is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, flammable, poisonous gas, which is a product of incomplete combustion. The burning of wood, oil, coal, kerosene, natural and propane gas and other hydrocarbon fuels will all produce carbon monoxide gas. Why is carbon monoxide so dangerous? The big problem with carbon monoxide is that our bodies

Firefighter Paramedic Jared von Schell installs a CO monitor at the Aptos/La Selva Fire Station.

seem to like it, and when present, carbon monoxide will bind to the hemoglobin in our blood and not leave any room for oxygen. People can experience chronic or acute carbon monoxide poisoning depending on the amount of carbon monoxide a person is exposed to. People who are exposed to low levels of carbon monoxide in the area of 35 parts per million can experience headache and dizziness after 6 to 8 hours of exposure. As the concentration increases to 200 ppm, headache and dizziness can develop in 2 to 3 hours, at levels of 1,600 ppm symptoms’ of headache, dizziness and nausea can develop within 20 minutes, and death can occur in about 30 minutes.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, flammable, poisonous gas, which is a product of incomplete combustion. The burning of wood, oil, coal, kerosene, natural and propane gas and other hydrocarbon fuels will all produce carbon monoxide gas.

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Often time’s people with low level carbon monoxide leaks in their homes often complain about flu like symptoms, confusion and memory loss which never seem to go away or the symptoms develop every day after they get home. Where should I install my CO detector? Your carbon monoxide detector should be installed as per the manufactures recommendations, normally one on every level of the house, outside of each sleeping areas and placed at least 5 feet above the floor, again follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The detectors should not be place next to a fireplace or other flame producing appliances as small amounts of carbon monoxide during startup are common and can lead to misleading alerts. The Aptos La Selva Fire District has installed CO monitors in all of its facilities in advance of the January 2013 deadline to provide for the safety of our employees and members of the public who visit and utilize our facilities. n ••• For more information on carbon monoxide detectors please contact your local fire department or visit your local home improvement or hardware store.


SPCA Featured Pet


Be-Dazzled By A Doxie

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apoleon, Napa, Nakita and Ninja came to us at the ripe young age of twoweeks-old. These now nine-week-old Dachshund mix puppies were found with their mother, Nola, in a vacant lot with no real shelter, sustainable food or water. The puppies were surviving well off their mother’s milk but her condition seemed to be declining while fleas and ticks covered them all. She rushed right over to animal control workers when they discovered her and the puppies and walked right into the crate, almost begging them to save her life. After some time in a foster home, this little family’s life has taken a drastic turn for the better. The super cute quartette of puppies is extremely comical with their playfulness and exceptional ability to pile on top of each other in the most adorable way. They use each other’s ears as play toys and will fall all over themselves to greet a friendly face. They are all very healthy, spunky, friendly, and ready to start the next chapter of their young lives with a new home. It’s important that Dachshunds receive proper socialization as puppies and should not be left alone for more than three hours a day at this age. Nola, their mother, is about two-years-old and as sweet as they come. She bonds quickly, is very affectionate, and loves to be rubbed and scratched. She comes when you call and is extremely obedient. Although she is calm, she can also get a playful hair and enjoys chasing toys and bouncing around with other dogs. She sleeps soundly in a crate at night and runs around our offices during the day, greeting visitors and bringing joy wherever she goes. We would love to see this sweet girl go to a doting indoor home where she would get a lot of attention, activity and love. Our adoption package for dogs and cats includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, micro-chipping, an ID tag, collar, a free health exam with a licensed Veterinarian, one month’s free health insurance, discounted crate purchase and other animal care materials. If you would like to help animals like Napoleon, Napa, Nakita, Ninja, Nola and their orphaned friends, please consider donating to the Santa Cruz SPCA. The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501c3 charitable organization and receives no government funding, relying solely on public donations to run its many programs that benefit the animals and people of our community. n For more information call the Santa Cruz SPCA at 465-5000, or visit The SPCA is located at 2685 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA 95065 and is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 p.m.

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“Gallery” from pg 20

authored the books The Jewelry Box Mystery and A Killer Festival with four local women, and The Village Baker’s Wife with Joe and Louisa Beers. Joe is a songwriter with such stage productions as Bread—The Musical! and Smoke to his credit. He is the author of The Village Baker and co-author of Shakespeare On Golf and The Gardener’s Table. TASTY: Artists Playing with Food October 3 — November 1. Reception: Saturday, October 1, 5 - 7 PM. Performance by Diane Grunes: Saturday, October 1, 6 PM. Cabrillo Gallery, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Info: n ••• The Cabrillo Gallery is located in the Library building, room #1002, in the center of the uphill side of the Cabrillo College campus. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9 – 4 PM including Monday and Tuesday evenings 7 – 9 PM. The Cabrillo Gallery is free and accessible to all. Parking can be found in any of the numerous metered parking areas.

“CHADD” from pg 24

CHADD initially grew out of one family’s story. After dealing with years of frustration, guilt and the endless search for “what works” at home and at school, this family learned that many other parents were trying to cope with the same problem — a family member with ADHD. Through informative meetings, publications and the dedication of parents and adults with ADHD, CHADD provides a network for the exchange of ideas about raising children with ADHD or living with an adult with ADHD. n ••• For more information on ADHD, CHADD, or coaching, contact Judy Brenis at or 684-0590. Judy is the mother of a 22-year-old daughter with ADHD, and an ADHD coach. You can also check out her website at

“Plastics” from pg 26

the end of its useful life to you. Wood products and other items crafted out of plant material—even so-called “polylactic acid (PLA) plastic” made from plant-based agricultural wastes—can be composted along with your yard waste and food scraps, either in your backyard or, if your town or city offers it, through your municipal collection system. Happy reducing, reusing and recycling! n ••• Contacts: Earth911,; EcoCycle, EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine ( Send questions to: Subscribe: Free Trial Issue:

Dietrick-Welsh, Ed Penniman, Diane R. Ritch and others. Of the 33 artists exhibited, the Ortiz’s have selected one awardwinning artist and several cash awardees. These winners will be announced at the reception. Gayle and Joe Ortiz opened Gayle’s Bakery of Capitola in 1978, and serve close to 2000 eager customers each day. Today, Gayle and Joe are free to work on community activities and artistic projects, thanks to the dedication of 150 employees and business partner, Louisa Beers. In the last several years the pair have enjoyed painting, with a focus on watercolor journaling—Joe focuses on landscapes in acrylic and oil. Gayle has been a member of the Capitola Planning Commission and the Capitola City Council, having served one term as mayor. She currently designs reconstructed cashmere sweaters under the label “Cool & Collected.” She co-

√ struggles to follow through on instructions √ difficulty with organization √ easily distracted √ forgetful in daily activities √ talks excessively √ blurts out answers or inappropriate comments √ has difficulty waiting or taking turns Determining if a child or adult has ADHD takes many steps and involves a comprehensive evaluation, but early intervention will save a child from growing up feeling broken and a failure. Proper diagnosis is key to helping families learn about their son or daughter’s unique brain wiring and what behavioral treatments work best.

“Simply recycling these products does not negate the environmental damage done when the resource is extracted or when the product is manufactured,” reports EcoCycle, a Colorado-based nonprofit recycler with an international reputation as an innovator in resource conservation. The group adds that over the past half century, the use of disposable packaging—especially plastic—has increased by more than 10,000 percent. Along these lines, products (or packaging) made out of reusable metal, glass or even wood are preferable to equivalent items made from plastic. For starters, an item of metal, glass or wood can be re-used by someone else or recycled much more efficiently than plastic when it does reach Scotts Valley Times / October 2011 / 31

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