Big Basin Water Company, a private utility in Boulder Creek, had been plagued by problems for years before a prospective...
Good day, headline seekers. It’s Friday, Nov. 3, and another pleasant day awaits us here in Santa Cruz County, with plentiful sunshine and temps again heading into the 70s and 80s. Pretty much the same for Saturday, though clouds are forecast to move in late, bringing some chances of rain into Monday.
Cabrillo College trustee Steve Trujillo shouldn’t be censored for offensive Facebook posts, a committee of his fellow trustees has recommended, Max Chun and Hillary Ojeda report. That recommendation goes before the full board Monday after a probe into the posts couldn’t verify Trujillo’s claim that his account was hacked.
From Boulder Creek, Christopher Neely has the latest chapter in the saga of Big Basin Water Company, which is still in search of a new owner after years of problems. A court-appointed receiver told a Thursday meeting that it’s got things pointed in the right direction.
This being Friday, Lily Belli is here with her latest must-eat recommendation — so to the Westside we go for a taste of pop-up Pizza Bones, slinging “Neapolitan-ish” pies Mondays at Madson Wines. Coming later Friday is Lily’s Eaters Digest, and you can sign up here for that tasty newsletter.
I’ve also got the second installment of Laurie Love on Wine, wherein Laurie reveals her Wine of the Week and goes inside the fermentation process in Wine 101. (And don’t forget to check out Part 1, with the week’s wine news and events, right here.)
The Friday headlines also includes Wallace Baine’s roadmap to fun stuff to do all over Santa Cruz County this week — comin’ atcha!
Cabrillo College probe recommends against censuring trustee Steve Trujillo over offensive Facebook posts
A Cabrillo College committee investigating complaints of inappropriate and offensive language on trustee Steve Trujillo’s Facebook found that the posts do exist on his page, but could not verify Trujillo’s claim that his account had been hacked. The governing board will decide Monday whether Trujillo violated the school’s code of ethics, but said policies that would allow the board to censure a trustee over social media posts didn’t exist until recently. Details here from Max Chun and Hillary Ojeda.
Pizza Bones pop-up mixes Neapolitan-style crust with a decidedly Santa Cruz twist
New pop-up Pizza Bones wants its customers to eat the whole pie. Owners Desmond Schneider and Jacob Wilkens have created a dough recipe that’s inspired by Neapolitan pizza, but with more structure and large, pillowy bubbles, and topped with seasonal, farmers market-sourced ingredients. Their successful pop-ups have increased from monthly to weekly at Madson Wines on the Westside in Santa Cruz. Lily Belli delivers her verdict.
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So that’s what I know this first Friday of November — and I can also tell you that there’s more on the way from Lookout. Eaters Digest, Lily Belli’s Friday hit of tasty to-dos and weekend food events, is coming up shortly, and you can get that, all of Lookout’s other newsletters and breaking news alerts by clicking here. (Among those other newsletters: the specially curated Sunday Reads and, hitting inboxes Monday, In the Public Interest, Christopher Neely’s look at Santa Cruz County politics and policy.) Please also connect with us on social media — Lookout is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads.
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Have a most excellent Friday, and cheers to a safe, relaxing weekend.
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Upcoming events in Santa Cruz County
Apple-Palooza @Farm Discovery at Live Earth
Cloe Hubbard @Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
James Durbin: Unplugged @Veterans Village
Noah Gundersen @Felton Music Hall
Lowdown Brass Band @Moe’s Alley
Sip & Stroll @Capitola Village
Fall Wine Walk @Downtown Santa Cruz
Grateful Sundays with Matt Hartle & Friends @Felton Music Hall
The Lacs @The Catalyst
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