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Good evening, everyone — we hope you had a pleasant Tuesday, and that reentry after the long weekend went OK (or as OK as could be expected). And hey, if not, tomorrow is already Wednesday, right?
Mark is finishing up his well-deserved vacation and will be back tomorrow; in the meantime, here’s a roundup of the day’s headlines from the Lookout Santa Cruz Staff …
What the Delta variant means for unvaccinated kids
Asking an expert: With kids under 12 still ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, how worried should parents be about the Delta variant? “Despite all the talk about the light at the end of the tunnel, the virus is not gone by any means, and we have to be able to respond,” one epidemiologist says. More from our partners at the Los Angeles Times here.
What we know about COVID-19 and lasting erectile dysfunction
Gathering data: There are several possible reasons why COVID-19 can impair male sexual health, health experts say. “We don’t know the scale of the problem at this point,” one doctor explains. More here from the Times.
Feinstein’s recall history offers a lesson for those aiming at Newsom
You better not miss: As California faces the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, we look back at when an effort to oust Dianne Feinstein as San Francisco mayor backfired. It made her a star. Times columnist Mark Z. Barabak looks at parallels here.
California betting $61M that new highway crossings will keep wildlife safe
Tunnels and bridges: Large animals cause 20 crashes a day on California highways. Experts say special bridges and tunnels — including a tunnel under Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains — can prevent them and protect endangered species. More from our partners at CalMatters.
Humble Sea’s Pacifica taproom off and running
The takeover continues: Santa Cruz brewing powerhouse Humble Sea has planted its flag in Pacifica, with its new taproom there now open for business Thursday through Sunday. It’s the latest step in expansion plans that also include taking over the Cremer House in Felton. More from our Neil Strebig here.
Hawaii law focuses on beachfront risks
Protecting beaches and prospective buyers: With climate change having ever more impact on Hawaii’s shoreline, lawmakers are aiming to make sure anyone thinking about buying oceanfront property is well aware of what might be in store. More from our partners at ProPublica here.
Have an excellent Wednesday, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow p.m.
Lookout Santa Cruz Staff