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‘Midtown’ vs. ‘Eastside’: Local readers have their say

Looking east down Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz.
Looking east down Soquel Avenue, hotbed of the Midtown-Eastside debate. Credit: Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz

After Wallace Baine went looking for whether the part of Santa Cruz east of downtown should be called “Midtown” or “Eastside,” we polled Lookout readers for their opinions. Many weighed in, and though one option was the clear favorite, it definitely wasn’t a debate-ending landslide. Here’s what we heard.

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I am the first male, openly trans person elected to state office; this is my coming-out story

Adam Spickler.
Adam Spickler. Credit: Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz

Nov. 13-19 is national Transgender Awareness Week, and in a Community Voices opinion piece, Adam Spickler, a Cabrillo College trustee and one of only four openly transgender people to hold elected office in all of California, shares their coming-out story. Adam wishes when they were growing up in the 1980s and 1990s that they had transgender role models. Read it here.

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Laurie Love on Wine: My Wine of the Week and a lesson on fermentation

The 2021 Windy Oaks Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir is Laurie Love's Wine of the Week.
The 2021 Windy Oaks Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir is Laurie Love’s Wine of the Week. Credit: Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz

In Part 2 of her latest column, Lookout wine expert Laurie Love reveals her pick for Wine of the Week and goes behind the scenes of the winemaking process in her Wine 101 lesson. Drink it all in here.

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