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06/19/2024
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Where do kids have fun in Santa Cruz?

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06/19/2024
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Patrice Vecchione remembers the black painted box.
Photo courtesy of Max Fischer.

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06/18/2024
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Ami Chen Mills speaks with Palestinian journalist and therapist Ashira Ali Darwish, featured prominently in the newly released documentary, “Where Olive Trees Weep,” about life in the Occupied Territories of Palestine-Israel.  Ali Darwish was raised in Ramallah and detained after being beaten by Israeli military forces during a nonviolent "singing protest” in Jerusalem. Inside of an Israeli detention center, Ali Darwish was subject to torture in solitary confinement and became paralyzed due to beatings. On this episode, she talks about the deep segregation, oppression and restrictions on freedoms in the West Bank, her journalism work with Israelis bombed by Hamas near Gaza ... and she answers questions from a listener about Oct. 7, hostages and the Hamas attack. Ali Darwish also speaks to hope and what must happen now.
The Moment of Truth team is co-sponsoring with the group Science and Non-Duality and the Reel Work Labor Film Festival a showing of “Where Olive Trees Weep” on Sunday, June 23rd, at 6:30 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living at 1818 Felt Street in Live Oak/Santa Cruz. Optional small and large group listening circles and dialogue after the film. This showing is followed by another Reel Work showing in Watsonville on Tuesday evening, June 25th at 6:30 pm at the Soma Cafe. Free tickets and more information are here: http://www.reelwork.org/schedule.htm
Further Notes and Resources:
For more on the film and related events from the spiritual group, Science and Non-Duality: https://whereolivetreesweep.com/
For more on student protest arrestees and the police response at UCSC: https://cityonahillpress.com/2024/06/10/over-100-ucsc-gaza-solidarity-encampment-demonstrators-arrested-during-16-hour-standoff-with-police/
The Talk of the Bay show produced by Meilin Obinata, featuring seven UC protestors who were arrested on May 31st is still being edited. We will provide a link to that show here when it is available. Note: the UC Chancellor’s office and UCSC media relations office did not respond to phone calls requesting a response to student concerns about these arrests and police brutality.

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06/18/2024
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ARIES March 21-April 19

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06/18/2024
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Don’t worry, California youth, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his army of regulators are looking out for you in at least one way: thanks to them, you are in less danger of getting a mild buzz from a can of cannabis-infused soda.

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06/18/2024
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The magic moment for one of Santa Cruz’s most innovative companies came when its founder rolled the dice and bet big at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics trade show.

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06/18/2024
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Many years before the team at Onewheel moved to town, Santa Cruz was a skateboard mecca. In addition to an internationally known brand, Santa Cruz Skateboards, the town is blessed with a wealth of venerable skate shops. In advance of Go Skate Boarding Day, a holiday for shredders everywhere, Good Times checked in with the team at Bill’s Wheels Skateshop to find out what skateboarding means to them.

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06/18/2024
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RENT, NO CARS ALLOWED

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06/18/2024
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Brad Kava | Good Times Editor

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06/18/2024
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On the count of three, shout your favorite thing about greater Santa Cruz.

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06/18/2024
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Zee Sanchez, aka “the happy cashier,” has worked at Redwood Sandwich Company in Scotts Valley for the past four years. Her nickname fits like a glove; she exudes genuine and passionate customer service that is rare and loves making people feel at home.

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06/18/2024
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Anything made by Frank Family vineyards is all right by me! This historic winery, established in 1884, has made fine wines over the years—but it blossomed even more when former Disney Studios executive Rich Frank took over what was Larkmead Winery in 1992. He and his wife, Leslie Frank, have created a much-respected business “where family and community are at the heart” of their enterprise. And the winery offers superb tasting experiences.

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06/18/2024
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Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Locomotion Festival at Roaring Camp in Felton for Friday, August 2.

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06/18/2024
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Segment 5 of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network (aka Coastal Rail Trail) will connect Wilder Ranch to the town of Davenport.

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06/18/2024
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The Ben Lomond Village Alliance California Monarch And Pollinator Habitat Kit project has been accepted into the Pollinator Habitat Monarch Conservation program through the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Sacramento.

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06/18/2024
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Scotts Valley High graduate Quinn Turowski has always been competitive in anything he does.

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06/18/2024
A new round of litigation began when environmental groups opposed to the Sites reservoir in Colusa County filed an appeal on a ruling which dismissed their suit seeking to halt the project from proceeding.

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06/18/2024
In a June 18 meeting of the Santa Cruz City Council with planning commissioners attending, a draft plan was presented for the South of Laurel area (SoLa) project including a permanent Warriors arena and 1600 units of housing in towers up to 12 stories tall.
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