Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inactive Village Landmark has an interesting past

If you’re a resident of Carmel, or more specifically, if you’re a villager, then you’ve probably had some questions about the 30-acre strip of land located right in the middle…

Carmel senior aspires to one day be a neurosurgeon

“And I got to hold it!” Gina Sakoda, a senior at Carmel High School, explains, her long black hair bouncing up in the air as she excitedly jostles in her…

To thine own self be shrew

Contrary to its title, “The Taming of the Shrew” is not a training guide for prospective shrew owners. In Shakespeare’s day, the word “shrew” was commonly used to describe an…

Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival celebrates music

What happens when you mix a modernistic piano virtuoso, a computer genius playing a host of exotic east-Asian instruments, a string quartet, a theoretical physicist, an abstract environmental moviemaker, two…

Corniest Halloween family flicks of all time

Halloween comes with candy, costumes and parties, but the best part by far is the Halloween movies that can only be watched once a year (without an excuse, at least)….

Halloween candy: a taxonomy of best and worst

As someone with few friends and even fewer social engagements, I find myself accompanied by more ridiculous B movies and sugar than human company on the average Halloween. Sad? Maybe….

Can one ever be too old for trick-or-treating?

Whether you are 7 or 17, trick-or-treating is always fun. Many adults say that once a person reaches their teens, they should stay home and just pass out candy. I…

Hottest hot chocolate shops on the central coast

“A large iced skinny hazelnut macchiato, with an extra shot, light ice, and extra whip.” Really. Whatever happened to just a nice hot chocolate? In search of simplicity, I attempted…

Happy Rocktoberfest! So what’s coming up in music?

Ahh, autumn is here at last. The leaves are changing colors, the pumpkin spice lattés have returned to Starbucks, and the greatest music of the year is dropping with the…

CHS boys’ water polo on a roll with teamwork

After a 13-5 start to the season, CHS boys’ water polo is setting its sights high. ¨It’s been a good year,¨ varsity coach Aaron Gaily says. ¨They’re growing every week…