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Photo Gallery, July 19, 2019

A group of bikes enter turn 2, also known as "the hairpin" during the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. (Photo by Robert T. Higaki)

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Try This | July 19, 2019

A weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like.

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‘Stranger Things’ returns in full force

The third season of the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” was released two weeks ago, and its return solidifies it as a modern-day classic.

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Activism through art

A series of exhibits and events, highlighting local artists and their role in activism and social change, will soon kick off in Santa Cruz.

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Sculpture, painting and photography on display in county building

The work of five artists is currently on exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Government Building, hosted by the Arts Council Santa Cruz County.

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Art in the open

Fifty-seven artists have been canvassing the Pajaro Valley recently, building an opus of paintings as part of the Plein Air: Our Bounty exhibit that will open at Pajaro Valley Arts Aug. 14.

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Photo Gallery, July 12, 2019

Pajaronian Photo Gallery, July 12, 2019

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Try This | July 12, 2019

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The Mixing Bowl: Gobi Manchurian al la Mexican

Would anyone be so odd as to choose to prepare a dish just because it had a strange name? It appears so.

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Movie Review: 'Yesterday' pays homage to the Fab Four

There is no denying the impact The Beatles had on popular music and culture.

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A symbol of community strength

A mural by UC Santa Cruz professor and artist Eduardo Carrillo in 1976 was only on display for three years in Santa Cruz before it was washed away and painted over.

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R-P Photo Gallery, July 5, 2019

Register-Pajaronian Photo Gallery, July 5, 2019

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Film Talk | Hollywood: out of ideas or playing it safe?

Last week my friend and I saw “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” at Watsonville’s Green Valley Cinema.

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Food Truck Tours: Saucey’z lives up to its name

Punch another notch in your belt, and let’s continue this food truck tour of Watsonville.

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Try This | July 5, 2019

"Try This" is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like.

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The Mixing Bowl: Asian carbonara

As wonderful as Italian pasta alla carbonara is, this rich Asian version topped with crunchy fried shallots and nori seaweed surpasses it, in my opinion.

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Africa in focus

Fifteen photographs by Scotts Valley photographer Mark Overgaard are currently showing as part of a group exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Government Center.

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Art across the water

The process of starting a mural project on Aromas Bridge was a challenging one for the Aromas community.

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R-P Photo Gallery, June 28, 2019

Register-Pajaronian Photo Gallery, June 28, 2019

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Try This | June 28, 2019

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Songs for the soul

The Cabrillo Stage Summer Musical Festival kicks off tonight with the opening of “Beehive: The 60s Musical,” featuring a cast of female singers and a live band.

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The Mixing Bowl: Fruit and pistachio galette

If you are lucky enough to have a bountiful supply of fruit this season, try using some in this galette.

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R-P Photo Gallery, June 21, 2019

Register-Pajaronian Photo Gallery, June 21, 2019.

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Art exhibit features local flora and fauna

Thirteen artists who make up the California Colorists are currently displaying their art at the Riva Fish House.

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Try This | June 21, 2019

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The Mixing Bowl: Ancient green chili stew

An authentic Native American stew made from green chilis, lamb, hominy and juniper berries.

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A time to reflect

The 2019 Members' Exhibit has opened at the PV Gallery.

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Try This | June 14, 2019

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The Mixing Bowl: Maple, miso and salmon

Put on a pot of rice, make the sauce, steam the broccoli and you are just about ready to taste a wonderful combination of two ancient flavors, developed worlds apart and brought together here for this simple fish and vegetable dish.

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Paintings, woodblock prints on display at county building

Ten paintings and two woodblock prints by Aaron Johnson are currently on exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Building.

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Figures among the fronds

For the past 13 years, Sierra Azul Nursery has invited artists to showcase their work among the trees and flowers that make up its 2-acre demonstration garden.

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Try This | June 7, 2019

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The Mixing Bowl: Make your own filo spinach or pumpkin pie

If you have ever had baklava, I’m sure you appreciated the ultrathin and crispy layers of dough interspersed with nuts and soaked in sweet syrup.

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‘Spirit Nest’ exhibit on display in Santa Cruz

For a different take on the art scene around Santa Cruz, check out the two massive freestanding sculptures created by Jayson Fann located at the Tannery Arts Center.

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New exhibit celebrates World Oceans Day

A new exhibit will soon be on display at the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, featuring original pieces made by artists from across the Monterey Bay Area.

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Try This | May 31, 2019

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The Mixing Bowl: Black sesame lace

Resembling translucent glass windows spotted with specks of black sesame seeds, these delicate cookies are a sweet and illusive treat.

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Movie Review: Netflix’s “Good Sam” explores the human condition

Two things prompted me to check out the new Netflix original film, “Good Sam.”

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Try This | May 24, 2019

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The Mixing Bowl: Sichuan-style pork and eggplant

This particular dish is served in many Chinese restaurants.

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A colorful collective

Thirteen paintings by the California Colorists are currently on display on the first floor of the Santa Cruz County Building.

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A food truck tour of Watsonville

Some of the best eats in town and the greater Santa Cruz County are now on four wheels.

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Try This | May 17, 2019

"Try This" is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like.

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The Mixing Bowl: Lebanese flatbread pizza with za’atar

Za’atar is both an herb mixture and the name of a family of herbs, genera Origanum, but I’m referring here to the mixture that is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern, North African and Arab cuisines.

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Aptos school choirs present "Beatles Forever"

Aptos High School and Aptos Junior High School will join forces this weekend for two concerts featuring music by legendary rock band The Beatles.

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The Mixing Bowl: The Amazing Cauliflower

With a lot of texture but not a lot of flavor, cauliflower needs help in elevating it to a dish you could recommend.

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Try This | May 10, 2019

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Celebrating moms everywhere

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and there is a lot planned throughout Santa Cruz County.

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Urban dance show returns this Saturday

This Saturday, dancers from across the state of California will descend upon the Crocker Theatre at Cabrillo College for a special showcase.

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Aptos artists, makers to host open house event

The Aptos Warehouse Complex will be opening its doors to public this weekend.

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Watsonville Community Band prepares for spring concerts

On May 5, the Watsonville Community Band will hold its 71st annual Spring Concert at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts.

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