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Happy warm-to-pretty-dang-hot weekend time, everyone.

If you’re a mountain denizen, please stay as cool and hydrated as you can. Maybe even barge into the home of a friend down in the flatlands, where it will remain decently pleasant at least. (Bring cold beverages and something for the grill … it will all be good!)

So long as our fireworks-loving friends leave their ‘Bombs Bursting In Air’ antics in the rearview mirror, perhaps we have a chance of keeping our local fire crews rested up for more daunting days ahead.

Enough of the deep climate and social responsibility concern thoughts. To the headlines of the day we go…

Ready to be jazzed once again?

Tim Jackson, the Kuumbwa’s co-founder and executive director. Credit: Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz

Iconic Kuumbwa poised to welcome audiences back in September: The longest pause — by far — in the Kuumbwa Jazz Center’s 45-year history is finally coming to an end. On Monday, Sept. 13, the non-profit jazz club will welcome celebrated saxophonist Joshua Redman, a long-time regular at Kuumbwa, to do two shows. Wallace Baine has the full story here.

Humble Sea’s Cremer House timetable

Humble Sea Tavern in Felton is scheduled to open in late summer.
Humble Sea Tavern in Felton is scheduled to open in late summer 2021. The tavern is located at the former site of the historic Cremer House along Highway 9. Humble Sea Tavern will feature a full-service bar and will be the second Humble Sea Brewing Co. location in Santa Cruz County. Credit: Via Humble Sea

And why they’re purchasing another brewery: A week after opening their new Pacifica taproom up Highway 1, Humble Sea’s owners are inching closer to a Cremer House opening in their hometown and getting set to purchase the former site of Uncommon Brewers on River Street in Santa Cruz. Neil Strebig with more details here.

Despite CDC, California to require masks at schools

Senior student Ariana Diaz behind a plexiglass barrier in a classroom
Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

CDC says they’re not needed if vaccinated: California will continue to require masks in school settings, state health officials announced Friday. More from the LA Times here.

It’s not the San Andreas, but…

Richter Scale
Credit: Via Pixabay

Fault system that produced 6.0 quake poses big dangers: The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rattled parts of Northern California on Thursday caused no injuries and little damage. But it is a reminder that the Sierra Nevada area at the epicenter of the quake is capable of a destructive temblor and is seismically active. More from the LA Times here.

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Supreme Court decision could mean increase in labor trafficking of farmworkers

Farmworkers pick strawberries

What it means: Experts say the Supreme Court decision to restrict union organizers from farms could have an unintended consequence: an increase in labor trafficking of farmworkers. More from CalMatters here.

ICYMI, a reminder of our surfing heritage

The original Santa Cruz Surfing Club
The original Santa Cruz Surfing Club, circa 1941, with Fred Hunt (fourth from right) with the board to be inducted Saturday into the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. Credit: Handout

Historic surfboards to be inducted into Santa Cruz Surfing Museum: Three surfboards from three different eras in local surfing’s rich history — including one that once belonged to Fred Hunt, one of the founders of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club in 1936 — have their moment in a ceremony to be held Saturday. More from Wallace Baine here.

With some fun south swell still in the water, it’s a good time to tap into some wave energy — or at least some wave-riding history. Take your pick (both is always an epic choice, btw!) and have a great weekend.

Mark Conley
Deputy Managing Editor

Follow Mark Conley on: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Mark joins Lookout after 14 years at the Mercury News and Bay Area News Group, where he served as Deputy Sports Editor on a staff that covered three...