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Metro Santa Cruz
12.16.09

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News

Open Season
Theft-proof plastic packaging isn't just irritating. It's bad for the planet and worse for your health.

Stave off panic with ideas for gizmos, box sets and outdoor gear from our Last-Minute Gift Guide.

Cat Powers
Observing the mature feminine mystique in action at the first National Cougar Convention.

Ten Questions for up-and-coming Watsonville politico Luis Alejo.

The Lady Riders of Santa Cruz
Biker gals confab on a rainy Saturday in December.

News

Opium War
The FDA's belated move to rein in rampant abuse of OxyContin

Breakdown
Finding out what's behind a new prescription discount card floating around Santa Cruz County.

Bullhorn
The UC system gets all the attention, but Cabrillo College anthropology teacher Allan Lonnberg reminds us the community colleges are suffering too.

Movies

Road Burn
Cormac McCarthy's searing postcard from the end of the world comes to the screen.

Pandora's Boxed In
A strange world tries to resist the invasion of earthlings in James Cameron's 'Avatar.'

MORE MOVIE REVIEWS    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY MOVIE TIMES

Music & Clubs

Love Bird
Former Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Rachel Williams admits she's obsessed with love.

Simon Says
Harper Simon's star-studded debut was hard-earned.

Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Grateful Dead offshoot Steve Kimock brings Crazy Engine to Moe's Alley; Wild Rovers play Don Quixote's, Dick Dale shreds and the Cayuga Vault says good-bye.

MORE MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE    MUSIC AND CLUBS LISTINGS

Restaurants

Gifts In Good Taste
Christina Waters shares ideas for gourmet gifts for bon vivants.

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The Arts

The Arts

Letters to the Editor
December 16 - 24, 2009




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