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Foodie File: Caffe Lucio

Foodie File: Caffe Lucio

Lucio Fanni has owned restaurants in the San Francisco and Santa Cruz areas for 27 years. For the past seven, he has owned Caffe Lucio on Soquel Avenue, where he works with partner Mirjam Kuusik—with whom he has two kids and a yellow Labrador Retriever…

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A First Outing to Assembly

A First Outing to Assembly

Rita and I made our IPO (initial public outing) to Assembly last week for a late lunch, joined by an inquiring crowd of fellow foodies. In addition to those antler chandeliers (shades of True Detective!), and an inviting front bar, the uncluttered interior is equipped…

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Preview: Peppino D’Agostino at Rio

Preview: Peppino D’Agostino at Rio

Though it’s rarely talked about, there are opposing forces at work in the art of the guitar. There’s the unstoppable force of technical skill, and the immovable object of poetic soul, and one often threatens to drown out the other. A lot of guitar wizards…

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Letters to the Editor, Apr 2 – Apr 8

Letters to the Editor, Apr 2 – Apr 8

Friend of a Friend Re: “Deep Web” (Currents, March 12): I’m just catching up with your stories on Tim Goncharoff, and it reminds me of the fact that he and I are Facebook friends. As an entertainer, I have something close to 3000 “friends” on…

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New Tech Meetup’s Silicon Beach Party

New Tech Meetup’s Silicon Beach Party

When Doug Erickson started the Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup in 2008, attendance was generally less than 20 people. Erickson, who lives in Santa Cruz but worked in Silicon Valley, says he had to beg his friends to attend. But he kept at it, driven…

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UCSC’s Hackathon is Out to Fix the World

UCSC’s Hackathon is Out to Fix the World

I’m LOLing during my phone interview with Mark Adams, the UCSC senior responsible for creating the university’s first ever hackathon—a 30-hour sprint of coding and developing in which 150 students will team up to create new mobile apps and web programs from scratch. UCSC’s Hackathon,…

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Letters to the Editor, March 26 – April 1

Letters to the Editor, March 26 – April 1

Give Credit Re: “Big Empty” (Cover, March 5): Regarding your recent cover and article on the Rittenhouse Building, I would like to add some details that I feel were barely discussed in your article. First, Louis Rittenhouse has been extraordinarily generous to many, many nonprofit…

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Secret’s Out About Sentinel Café

Secret’s Out About Sentinel Café

Lauren Bates-Rodriguez likes shopping at the farmers market to buy salad and soup ingredients for the Sentinel Café, where she’s worked for over a year. Located in the Cruzioworks building, the coffee shop also has pastries from Kelly’s Bakery, bagels from the Bagelry and coffee…

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Felton Gets a New Brew Spot

Felton Gets a New Brew Spot

A vintage 19th-century hotel in Felton will soon find a new batch of patrons thanks to Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing‘s Emily Thomas, who is teaming with SLV New Leaf entrepreneur Bob Locatelli on The Cremer House project. The partners plan to transform the former 1880s…

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Preview: Leo Kottke at the Rio

Preview: Leo Kottke at the Rio

Leo Kottke sits down with an acoustic guitar—likely one of his trademark Taylors—as the uproarious applause of the full theater before him quiets. He launches into “William Powell,” plucking and hammering away furiously at an open E chord for about four bars. Then he takes…

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