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March 28 – April 3, 2016

OUR WIDE PACIFIC AVENUE JUNE 1964. This is looking North from about where the Metro Station is now. Yes, it’s the Miss California Parade. Mostly the photo is to remind all of us that none of the buildings on Pacific have ever been moved closer than they were back then. In the name of beauty, but mostly greed, we’ve narrowed the Avenue from the FOUR lanes you see here to the barely two lanes we still have on a few blocks.                                                    

photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection.

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DATELINE March 28, 2016

CITY DESTROYS PEOPLES GARDEN. Cynthia Mathews (Queen Regnant) and her well-trained, subserviant city council once again has bowed and bent over forward to the power of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk also known as Charlie Canfield’s  Seaside Corporation. Last Thursday March 24 bulldozers tore up the Beach Flat Gardens. So far I have seen only one color photo in the Sentinel, no article, no words, no reporting at all of this cruel and approved deed. Michael Gasser of the Beach Flats Community Garden Coalition wrote this NEWS release…

City Bulldozes Agreement With Beach Flats Gardeners

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2016

Contact: Michael Gasser

A bulldozer rumbled into the Beach Flats Garden early Thursday morning, tearing out mature fruit trees and nopales plants that city staff had earlier promised would not be touched, and damaging an already strained relationship between the City and community. Parks workers ripped out stakes and string marking out garden plots that had earlier been marked out by parks workers and gardeners. An orange plastic fence dividing the community garden from land to be taken over by the Seaside Company was moved some 30 feet back from the line originally promised to the gardeners.

If this action is allowed to stand, a total of 5 garden plots originally promised to the gardeners under a 3 year lease agreement will be ceded back to the Seaside Company, including one that  would have served as a children’s learning garden. The Seaside Company had previously committed to leasing 60% of the garden and this change would be going back on that agreement.

When contacted by garden advocates, interim Parks and Recreation director Mauro Garcia claimed the destruction of fruit trees and other plants was a ” mistake” due to “miscommunication.” Emilio Martínez Castañeda, a longtime gardener involved in the talks with city staff, was appalled by the destruction and blatant violation of trust on the part of Garcia. ” The city is going back on their word by moving the fence and removing plots,” Don Emilio said, through a translator. “As for the fruit trees, Mauro’s asking for forgiveness, but what good is forgiveness after they’ve been destroyed?” Garden advocate Irene O’Connell expressed disbelief that the destruction was the result of “miscommunication.” Frankly, I feel it’s an insult to be asked to believe that,” said O’Connell. “The latest actions make it apparent that the city never had any intention of true collaboration with the gardeners”.

Former Santa Cruz Mayor and city councilmember Chris Krohn wrote this… This is incredibly bad news I feel compelled to share with you. The City of Santa Cruz, led by an interim out of control parks and rec director, Mauro Garcia,  and Charles Canfield, aka Seaside Co./Boardwalk has bulldozed fruit trees and other plants at the Beach Flats Community Garden that they had previously said they would not touch. It is considerably more than the 40% they initially said they were going to take back. But more importantly, they had worked out an agreement with the gardeners not to bulldoze or take out any trees, nor take out fruit trees in particular until they had been harvested this year…but, they lied and came in this past week and clear cut the garden. Please let city officials (below) know that this is not acceptable. It breaks an agreement and brings real hardship to the gardeners. With hope that we can preserve this community garden…

Don’t Mourn — Organize! Here’s what you can do:

  1. Share this post from our website on social media:
  2. If you are on twitter, tweet your thoughts to  @beachboardwalk,  @CityofSantaCruz and @jardindelaplaya, include #savethejardin
  3. Call Seaside Company representatives and ask them if they approved the bulldozing of trees and going back on the promise to lease 60% of the garden. Emphasize that the Beach Flats Community Garden needs a permanent home!
NTL. Geographic NATURE MATERIAL. From my Florida cousin Dean Hagen again. Just some gorgeous (probably photoshopped) perfect photos.

KRESGE RUINATION…NOT NEW NEWS…. Last week I wrote about what I thought was a secret plot that UCSC had about basically knocking down the architectural award winning Kresge college., so they could add lots more beds for the announced 600 new students they expect. Then I found in my collection of City On The Hill Presses an excellent article by Georgia Johnson in the February 26, 2016 City O.T.H. It’s titled “Campus expansion slated for Kresge, Porter meadow and Family Student Housing” Read it here…

ELECTION YEAR FUN-RAISER. The Peoples Democratic Club (PDC) is having a big Fun-raiser at the Live Oak Grange on 17th Avenue Saturday April 9 at 3 p.m. Supervisor Zach Friend and PDC Vice-president Nora Hochman are emcees. And music by Dr. Chris Ring. They’re having three partially crazy contests…

  1. Best Dressed County Supervisor
  2. Worst nightmare candidate of 2016
  3. Best next U.S. President.

There’s also going to be awards given to… Desal Alternatives for Achievement of The Year…Sherry Conable, Steve Pleich, Mathilde Rand and Gail Williamson for Unsung Heroes Award. I’m proud to announce that I’m being awarded  th e first ever Tom Scribner Award. Which most certainly is not for my Musical Saw playing, which I’ve almost given up entirely. Donation at the door. For more information call 465-8272. Of course I’ll see you there.

SANDY LYDON’S CENTRAL COAST SECRETS. If you’re new around here and don’t want to feel new, check out author, teacher, historian- non pariel Sandy Lydon’s website. It lists all the trips and tours and he throws in deep dark secrets about our local history. He’s got Santa Cruz County tours happening in April and May and another of his nearly notorious China tours happening in October. Go here…you’ll see

Mr. Paul Elerick of Aptos writes…


We lost one of the best last week.  Louis La Fortune was a friend to everybody who knew him, and he’ll never be replaced.  His memorial was attended by a standing-room-crowd at the Live Oak Grange, and hosted by his wonderful family that included his wife Nancy, daughter Chloe, and Louis’ four sisters and a son in law.  I’m sure there were many others who helped.  We learned a lot about Louis’s life growing up in Chicago right up to his second career teaching at New School in Watsonville. It would have been wonderful to see all this on Community TV, where Louis spent many years producing and hosting the Voices from the Village TV show.  I had the honor of being on his show a couple of times, scared at first but quickly put to ease and enjoyed every minute of it.  Those speaking at the Memorial shared their experiences with this great man. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who saw the Monarch butterfly make a pass over the crowd as the family, one by one took the mike and shared stories. A nice touch, Louis.  We are all going to miss you.

(Paul Elerick is a member of, and former co-chair of the Campaign for Sensible Transportation, . He’s a current member of Nisene to Sea, a group of mid-county citizens committed to maintaining an open hiking trail from Cabrillo College to Nisene Marks State Park


A victory is rare. Therefore, I will save the follow-up on the Wharf Master Plan for next week. The deadline for comments on the Initial Study for the Wharf Master Plan is April 12th. Access the Initial Study here:

Thanks to all who took the time to email the City Council with your opposition to the gym equipment proposed for West Cliff Drive. Those 28 emails and the almost 50 signatures on the petition opposing the structure handily outweighed the 5 emails in support. Other than staff, the lone voice and vote in support of placing the equipment on West Cliff came from Mayor Cynthia Mathews. If there had been no monkey business involved, then a paragraph would suffice to share the good news regarding this relatively small issue. What are not so small issues are staff’s misrepresentations of fact for the appeal and failure to follow the code, and the Mayor’s manipulation of the appeal process to favor her position. These warrant scrutiny.

According to the staff report and delivered orally at the hearing by planning staff, Mr. Reed Searle’s appeal, they said, centered on whether the par course equipment fit the definition of “recreation.” His appeal made no mention of such an obviously ridiculous question (of course a piece of gym equipment fits the definition of recreation!) The appeal outlined 3 major issues: that the 8 foot high par course equipment was in violation of Permitted Uses in the Shoreline Protection Overlay District which does not allow structures other than handrails and staircases; that any decisions on any recreation equipment should wait for the Parks Master Plan and West Cliff Drive Master Plan; that par course equipment would negatively affect the ambience of West Cliff Drive and disrupt views between the Drive and the ocean. One can only surmise that the misrepresentation of the appeal by staff was an attempt to throw council off track.

Cynthia Mathews has been on council long enough to know the proper procedure for an appeal. First is a presentation by the applicant, in this case the city; followed by the appellant for 15 minutes; followed by public comment; followed by a 5 minute appellant rebuttal to any new information; followed by council deliberation and vote. Council can ask questions at any time. This appeal had a different order, one that is unprecedented in my years of council experience. The City Planning staff led off with their presentation followed by Mr. Reed Searle, the appellant, after which the Mayor said, “I think we give staff a chance to rebut any points that were brought up here.” Parks staff then gave an additional presentation with power point and comments. All stacked in the direction favored by the Mayor. In the end it made no difference except to erode trust in the Mayor’s role.  

Surprisingly, senior staff attended the hearing, which is somewhat unusual for a small item. The acting director of Parks and Recreation talked about how the community loves to exercise and these days, people don’t like exercising in gyms; the senior Parks planner talked about trade journals and the need for more par courses; the Planning director tried to skirt the Principal Permitted Uses issue, saying the proposed structure is compatible with what’s allowed, which it isn’t. I thought they all looked and sounded a bit depressed which is probably what happens when you are used to manipulating the facts to achieve your goal with the expectation that no one will notice.  Finally, council member Don Lane, while not seeing this issue as something to get worked up about, recognized there is some ordinance language that says this is not a permitted use, that the council is a quasi- judicial hearing body and he didn’t see the opportunity to get around that one. Council member David Terrazas, in support of the par course talked about “activating space in a positive way” but agreed there was a process involved, so he made the motion to uphold the appeal and “fold” the issue back into the Parks Master Plan. Gone for now but not forgotten”..

(Gillian Greensite is a long time local activist, a member of Save Our Big Trees and the Santa Cruz chapter of IDA, International Dark Sky Association    Plus she’s an avid ocean swimmer, hiker and lover of all things wild).

PATTON’S PROGRAM. Gary Patton reads and writes his KUSP Land Use Report…

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commissionis also planning for a ballot measure. The SCCRTC, better known as the “Transportation Commission,” calls its proposed tax measure a “Transportation Improvement Plan.” The Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission is also shooting for a “compromise” mix of spending proposals. There are funds for a “Rail Trail,” and funds for local street improvements, and some funds for widening projects to address congestion on Highway One. So far, the Santa Cruz County proposal hasn’t reached a final “compromise” status. The Campaign for Sensible Transportation, in particular, doesn’t think that widening Highway One would be either a good “investment,” or any actual “improvement.” If you care, stay tuned and keep reading!

“We Are Aptos” has litigation on its mind!

I try to keep abreast of what’s happening in the land use arena around the entirety of the Monterey Bay Region. There is almost always something interesting in the works, or in the wings, and I try to pick a few of the most stimulating and important items to feature on these very brief land use reports, presented here on KUSP. My on the air comments do have to be brief, so I encourage listeners to check out the additional information available at In today’s blog posting, I have a link to an official court document, a complaint filed in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court by a group called “We Are Aptos.” This group charges Santa Cruz County with approving a final subdivision map for the Aptos Village Project without doing necessary environmental analysis, and without making sure that the promises of the developer, made in connection with gaining project approval, will actually be delivered by the project as constructed.  If you care about the future of Aptos, I think you might like to check out this complaint. Here’s what We Are Aptos says about its reason for filing the lawsuit: “This lawsuit is not intended to stop the development of the Aptos Village Project, but is … intended to ensure that all amenities and other Project components are implemented as promised.”

Read the complete scripts of the above at Gary Patton’s KUSP Land Use site Gary is a former Santa Cruz County Supervisor (20 years) and an attorney who represents indivuduals and community groups on land use and environmental issues. The opinions expressed are Mr. Patton’s. Gary has his own website, Two Worlds/365” –

CLASSICAL DeCINZO. De Cinzo presents an annual stage tragedy scroll downwards..

EAGAN’S DEEP COVER. Eagan’s concept of a fearsome three…see below…

SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE FESTIVAL.The Festival presents their fifth concert in this season…FIVE FANTASTIC FLUTES. They say,Come get your Louis the 15th on! Boismortier was the first composer in history to write for the unique combination of five solo baroque flutes. The program also includes the popular London Trios by Joseph Haydn written in 1794. This performance features the entire flute section of the Philharmonia Baroque OrchestraStephen Schultz, Janet See and Mindy Rosenfeld – joined by Bay Area flutists Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig, with Amy Brodo on cello.
Sunday April 3 at 4:00pm Holy Cross Church , 210 High Street, Santa Cruz.

Tickets probably/maybe at the door or ? 831-457-9693 ? E-mail ? P.O. Box 482 ? Santa Cruz, CA 95061.

APTOS KEYBOARD SERIES & APRIL 3RD. CONCERT. On Sunday, April 3, at 3 pm at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 9850 Monroe Avenue, Aptos, the Aptos Keyboard Series will present the highly acclaimed 25-year-old Russian pianist Daria Kiseleva. Program Mozart: Allegro in B-flat Major, K.400 (1781) Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli (1931) Intermission Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas (1937) All concert proceeds go to the artist. For more information or advance tickets please call Josef Sekon, Artistic Director of the Aptos Keyboard Series (831) 685 9169.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE’S “THE HANGMEN”. National Theatre Live has been bringing us the best live theatre in the world right to the Del Mar. “The Hangmen” following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the Del Mar with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit. It plays March 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday April 3 at 11 a.m.

VAN ANTWERP THEATRE COMPANY. Presents Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” It’s Coming April 7 to Center Stage at 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Wikipedia says, “A Delicate Balance” is a play by Edward Albee. It premiered in 1966  and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he received for his work. The uneasy existence of upper-middle-class suburbanites Agnes and Tobias and their permanent houseguest, Agnes’ witty alcoholic sister Claire, is disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong family friends Harry and Edna, fellow empty nesters with free-floating anxiety, who ask to stay with them to escape an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by Agnes and Tobias’s bitter 36-year-old daughter Julia, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage. It stars Ali Eppy, Susan Forrest, Ann McCormick. Brian Spencer, Janine Theodore, and Frank Widman, 4/7 @ 7:30p, plus 4/8, 9,14,15, 16,17, 22, 23. Tickets:  

LISA JENSEN LINKS. Lisa writes: “It’s all about books and food, this week at Lisa Jensen Online Express ( My new novel takes one big step closer to publication, and I finally figured out how to upload my cool book trailer for Alias Hook that I promised a few weeks ago! Then discover the world, one meal at a time, in the fascinating foodie doc, City of Gold.” Lisa has been writing film reviews and columns for Good Times since 1975.



THE WAVE.This subtitled,well-acted, disaster film from Norway is excellent. It’ll keep you absolutely glued to the screen, and you’ll be in constant wonder as it takes some unusual twists and plot turns (especially for a disaster film).Films like The Tower, San Andreas, Cave In, Avalanche and Towering Inferno all have so many scenes in common. More than that, good disaster films keep you thinking about “what Would I do”? The Wave has all of that and just a little bit of Hollywood at the end. See it on the biggest screen possible. The way it shows a tourist town being flooded will make you wonder if Santa Cruz has ever taken tsunami’s and their danger very seriously??

HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS. Sally Field is now 70 and plays a empty-headed ditzy senior in this mean spirited good- for- nothing movie. Like “Big Fat Greek Wedding” tries to make a minority group cute, fun and quirky,  Doris the movie, makes fun of seniors.  Yet Sally Field who hasn’t had work in years does a good job with this piece of junk.


EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT. One of my maybe top 3 films from 2015. It also has a 99% from Rotten Tomatoes. This was Colombia’s best foreign film entry for the Oscars…it shoulda won! Filmed along the Amazon. It’s two separate stories of scientists exploring the jungles for certain rare plants. It’s really about how “whites” have ruined, killed, destroyed,the peoples and the environment as they stoled the rubber and lumber. There’s a very clear message for all of us here, today. (subtitled)

THE VVITCH. That’s not a “w” in “Witch”, for some unexplained reason the film always uses 2 capital v’s in the title.  This completely deadily serious film does a fine job of creating and keeping a very scary mood throughout the whole piece. It’s set in 1630 New England centering on a family just off the boat from the old country. Perfect acting, perfect sets, the Brit/New England accents are hard to follow at times. There isn’t a familiar “ghost” idea in this film. No chainsaws, cellar stairs, hockey masks, or more importantly not one previously used scene in it.

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE. What a surprise…the reviews were coming in saying this is a well done, thrill -film from some very  respected reviewers. They’re right, this is an exciting, involving, mysterious, well-acted, suspenseful movie. John Goodman stars as a creepy, misunderstood, possible deviate, who’s locked up a young beautiful woman Mary Elizabeth Winstead to protect her from what is (or isn’t?) outside the underground home-like prison. Great suspense, nicely filmed, believable, just go and have fun. Don’t read anything else about it, you’ll spoil the excitement and puzzlement.

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. We liberals/progressives tend to think we know everything that Michael Moore has to say in his films…we sure don’t. His Invade film is full of very well thought out political concepts that we overlook constantly. He takes on women’s rights, slavery, college tuition, pregnancy leaves, bankers going to jail, decrominalizing drugs, prison sentences, school lunches, and many more. Moore is way too heavy handed and sinplistic but there are some very tearful and relevant points he makes in this documentary. He delivers the fact that so many great steps in human legal prigress were started way back when in the good ol’ USA!!! See this film. And vote accordingly! (that would be Bernie, naturally).

SPOTLIGHT. A big Oscar winner for this excellent film. When you have a cast like Mark Ruffalo, Michale Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci and Liev Schreiber and a plot involving the Roman Catholic church’s child molesting priests and the “official cover-up” you got a winner. It’s shocking, even though you think you know all there is to know. When you add in the current troubles the Vatican is having…you’ve got a very sick institution. It’s newspaper business at its best. It’s also reporting such as no newspaper can afford today…you’ll see how important that is/was. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97%!!! A perfect example of what Hollywood can do….sometimes.

KNIGHT OF CUPS. Terence Malick’s newest “profound”, “deep”, “introspective” film has

Christain Bale leading the cast with Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy all appearing in flashes,with hardly any lines, and rarely even moving the non-plot forward. It’s  series of images, and if there is a story (plot) it’s probably about a very rich screenwriter son relating to his father and figuring out what his lefe means. It’s shot in Santa Monica, Las Vegas and beaches and lots of parties and some strip joints. Much of the dialogue is purposely undecipherable, like the plot. Don’t go unprepared, and I haven’t any idea how to prepare.

WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT. That’s W.T.F. or “W _ _ _ T_ _  FUCK” ? Tina Fey produced this female TV (CNN type) brand- new-novice–war-correspondent goes to Afghanistan movie. Tina faces the Taliban in Pakinstan and Afghanistan and some heavy sexist dealings and manages to get a few laughs in this deadly serious and pointless movie. Tina is actually very good in this mostly serious role. But there really isn’t any reason for you to spend your hard earned money on it.

ALLEIGIANT, Part of the Divergent series. This mess got a 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and deserved about a 2. Shailene Woodley once again leads her group of troopers out of Chicago and you can’t blame her. It’s the future and Chicago has been destroyed by secret nasty people led by Jeff Daniels. Jeff has something to do with altering genomes and making people nutty. The flimsy, thrown together plot is too confusing and too improbable to explain. Just remember that no matter how bad Chicago is in the future, outside the wall that surrounds it…it’s even worse. So’s the movie, don’t go.

EDDIE THE EAGLE. This movie claims it was based on a true heart tugging story. Hugh Jackman plays a big role as Eddie’s coach/friend and now we find out none of that was true.It doesn’t matter if any of this gross, manipulating, saccharine, dulcet, mellifluous,  sugar coated movie is true…it should be made illegal. It’s that sappy. Why Jackman and nasty ol’ Christopher Walken (only at the end) showed up for filming can only be attributed to a need for money. Don’t go…ever. It’s about psychologically challenged Eddie becoming a British ski jumper in the Olympics.

LONDON HAS FALLEN. Aaron Eckhart as the President of the USA, is barely believable then there’s Morgan Freeman as vice prez. Angela Bassett plays somebody beautiful and Gerard Butler is the prez’s bodyguard. I must admit that in spite of the miserable ratings and critic’s zingers I was really enjoying the first 15 minutes of chase stuff around London. Evil lurkers killed several world leaders in London  and tried very hard to kill our president. It is one awful movie. Extremely bad diaglogue, way heavy and overdone FX…avoid it at all costs (or even free)!!

BREACHING THE  BOTTOM.  DEADPOOL. To be fair Deadpool is a fairly decent movie, because if you’ve followed the Deadpool comic book character for its many years (since 1991) you might relate to this meaningless , pointless, extra violent mess. Deadpool is a reluctant, foul mouthed superhero. If you like superhero/Marvel type graphic heroes, you could like this movie. Deadpool is making millions at the boxoffice.

KZSC  88.1 FM or live online at
www.KZSC.ORG     TUESDAYS 7-8 P.M.

UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE. Each and every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. I host Universal Grapevine on KZSC 88.1 fm. or on your computer, (live only or archived for two weeks… (See next paragraph) and go to WWW.KZSC.ORG. Michel Singher talks about the next concert of the Espressivo Orchestra on March 29. He’s followed by Jack Nelson relating the purposes and achievements of the Campaign For Sensible Transportation. There’s no Universal G’vine on April 5 because KZSC is broadcasting Robert Reich’s talk at The Rio Theatre live that same night. April 12 has UCSC’s Matthew Lasar talking about his new book, “Radio2.0 : Uploading the 1st Broadcast Medium”. Then Phil Kramer of the Homeless Services Center gives us the scoop on their plans and accomplishments. April 19 has Joan Van Antwerp describing Albee’s play “A Delicate Balance” opening at the Center Stage (4/8-4/23). She’s followed by Laurie King, author of 14 Mary Russell (Mrs. Sherlock Holmes) mysteries detailing her Bookshop Santa Cruz new book signing on April 20. Andrew Austin tells us about UCSC’s latest development plans on April 26. Followed by The Reel Work Film Festival people. The bi-annual KZSC Pledge Drive happens May 3 and May 10. On May 17 Brian Spencer from the See Theatre talks about T. McNally’s play, “Mothers and Sons“. He’s followed by Becky Steinbruner discussing Aptos issues and the legal measures in her lawsuit. Do remember, any and all suggestions for future programs are more than welcome so tune in, and keep listening. Email me always at   

This is Sanders linguistically, not politically 🙂 Being a non-native speaker of English, I find accents (and language in general) fascinating!

NEW UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVE FEATURE. Stuff changes at KZSC a lot. If you missed either of the last two weeks of Universal Grapevine broadcasts go here You have to listen to about 4 minutes of that week’s KPFA news first, then Grapevine happens.

UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVES. In case you missed some of the great people I’ve interviewed in the last 9 years here’s a chronological list of some past broadcasts.  Such a wide range of folks such as  Nikki Silva, Michael Warren, Tom Noddy, UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal, Anita Monga, Mark Wainer, Judy Johnson-Darrow, Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld, Rachel Goodman, George Newell, Tubten Pende, Gina Marie Hayes, Rebecca Ronay-Hazleton, Miriam Ellis, Deb Mc Arthur, The Great Morgani on Street performing, and Paul Whitworth on Krapps Last Tape. Jodi McGraw on Sandhills, Bruce Daniels on area water problems. Mike Pappas on the Olive Connection, Sandy Lydon on County History. Paul Johnston on political organizing, Rick Longinotti on De-Sal. Dan Haifley on Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Da n Harder on Santa Cruz City Museum. Sara Wilbourne on Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre. Brian Spencer on SEE Theatre Co. Paula Kenyon and Karen Massaro on MAH and Big Creek Pottery. Carolyn Burke on Edith Piaf. Peggy Dolgenos on Cruzio. Julie James on Jewel Theatre Company. Then there’s Pat Matejcek on environment, Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack on the Universe plus Nina Simon from MAH, Rob Slawinski, Gary Bascou, Judge Paul Burdick, John Brown Childs, Ellen Kimmel, Don Williams, Kinan Valdez, Ellen Murtha, John Leopold, Karen Kefauver, Chip Lord, Judy Bouley, Rob Sean Wilson, Ann Simonton, Lori Rivera, Sayaka Yabuki, Chris Kinney, Celia and Peter Scott, Chris Krohn, David Swanger, Chelsea Juarez…and that’s just since January 2011.


“The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it”. Christopher Columbus.
“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives”. William Shakespeare
“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever”. Charles Lamb


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