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Feb 22 Chris | Comment (0)
There is a lot of current discussion in the City of Santa Cruz about needle exchange, and quite a few anecdotal reports of people encountering discarded needles in public.
Unfortunately, there isn't information about what to do if you find a discarded needle, who to call, or how to dispose of it. After asking around, a contact with SC County who wishes to
May 16 Chris | Comment (1)
SANTA CRUZ CITY LEADERS TO HOLD
May 14 Neighborhood Watch, Crime by Chris | Comment (2)
An article in the Cournalist indicates some gang related activity on the Santa Cruz Westside, check it out:
If you have crime or safety info related to your community, join the local online Neighborhood Watch and share it here.
Apr 06 Comedy by Chris | Comment (0)
Sven Davis and Richard Stockton open the show.
Sven and Richard are Joined by Johhny Simmons of KUSP to poke a little fun at public radio.
Candy Churilla visits from San Francisco.
Zach Friend, spokesperson
Mar 16 Local Projects by Chris | Comment (0)
The City of Santa Cruz has posted the final EIR (Environmental Impact Report) for the LaBahia Hotel project here: http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pl/LaBahia/LaBahia.html
This is a pretty comprehesive document, it includes a _lot_ of information about the project including plans, alternative plans, traffic analysis, and projected views of how the building
Mar 12 Massive things, Live Music by Chris | Comment (0)
Feb 18 music, local color, Fine Art by Chris | Comment (1)
Here's a video of Mary McCaslin and Steve Palazzo from their show last night at Don Quixote's last night, doing a duet of 'Your Lone Journey'. (Steve is my guitar teacher, and I just got back from my lesson, during which we played this song for a while. It is a really really nice song to play and sing)
Jan 18 zombies by Chris | Comment (0)
Left 4 Dead is the new Gilligan's Island party ice breaking metaphore.
Back in the old days, if you were male, the question was: Ginger or Mary Ann?
Now, in the pre-post-apocolyptic zombie infested world, the new question is:
Bill, Louis, Francis or Zoe?
Jan 17 stuff we all need, Politics, Poems, Philosophicalpolitical musings, Personal Development, More Musings, Little Stories, Extraordinary Sights by Chris | Comment (0)
I wasn't able to sleep, and judging from the noises coming from the washer, drier and Jake's room in the wee morning hours, neither was Jake.
We both had a 4:30 AM wake-up to get the lad to SFO for his 8:05AM direct flight to Dulles airport in D.C. for his Congressional Youth Leadership Council trip to the inaguration of President number 44, Mr. Barak
Dec 30 Extraordinary Sights, Current Events by Chris | Comment (1)
While driving home from the airport last night, an electronic sign on highway 17 informed me that texting while driving is against the law in California starting Jan 1, 2009.
Ummm, people text while DRIVING?
Common sense isn't.
Dec 21 Meditation, Haiku, Extraordinary Sights, Current Events by Chris | Comment (2)
While the rest of you are grappling with the national hypocracy of the Iraq war, buying presents for xmas, the financial crisis, existential angst, ennui, depression and tendencies towards alcoholism, I am honing my skills for the coming zombie apocolypse at CrazyMonkey games (that's right, a mixture of all the above!)
Drop whatever else you are doing
Dec 21 Chris | Comment (0)
Full transcript of speech by President George W Bush, March 18 2003.
My fellow citizens, events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. For more than a decade, the United States and other nations have pursued patient and honorable efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime without war. That regime pledged to reveal and destroy all its weapons of mass
Dec 13 Fine Art, Epic things by Chris | Comment (0)
Nina Paley is an amazing artist and former Santa Cruz resident. She's the artist who gave life to our beloved Cruzio Kitty almost 20 years ago.
She has since moved from Santa Cruz and has become an accomplished animator.
Below, her continuing series from the Indian Ramayana: Sita Sings the Blues
Dec 11 Epic things, Current Events by Chris | Comment (0)
Isn't it odd how Love, the most exalted of emotions, is the source of so much trouble in the world?
Below, find some excellent Flash contemplations of forbidden love. The artist has finished 4 out of 5 episodes in this story, number 5 is not out yet. Be warned that number 4 ends on a cliff hanger! (special thanks to my son Jake for turning me on to these)
Dec 10 wonders of nature by Chris | Comment (1)
A scene from the river path. Herons are so cool. Coots are, well, creepy. Especially close up, with their blood red eyes.
Dec 08 Zen, stuff we like, happy time by Chris | Comment (0)
I am often asked questions by people who could easily search the Internet for the answer and frankly, find it irritating to be treated as a walking encyclopedia.
I started responding with "I don't know, what does Google say?"
However, there are certain times when the knife twist of sarcasm is called for.
Nov 25 music, local color by Chris | Comment (1)
One of the joys of being the Cruzio Webmaster (tm) is that I peruse the web logs and see who's hittin' the site, and sometimes, how they got here.
Without fail, on the local monthly search reports, there are dozens of searches for the phrase "Neil Young".
But today, let there be a valid response. NPR, for a limited time, is hosting the
Nov 24 wonders of nature, local color, happy time by Chris | Comment (0)
The waves were a little bit better out at Steamer's yesterday, which looks like the last fine day of the year as we comfortably slip off into winter.
Thanks to my Bucci polarizing glass lens sunglasses, the day had a psychedelic tone to it. The colors and the clarity of the afternoon light, and the sun gleaming through the waves were very special.