Good evening, everybody.
Another fantastically beautiful day in paradise. Hope you got out there away from a keyboard or device of any kind and enjoyed it.
I didn’t! But tomorrow is another day.
To the busy day of headlines …
The first public defender in Santa Cruz County history, doesn’t see cases, only people
Q&A with Heather Rogers: “You know how when you find something that you love, it just feels like you don’t want to stop? That was how public defense was for me from the very beginning,” says Heather Rogers, a Santa Cruz native who steps into the role as public defender July 1. Max Chun with the interview.
➤ RELATED: Heather Rogers sees natural fit as county’s first public defender: ‘I was immediately drawn to this work’ (Grace Stetson)
Q&A: Julie James looking for jewels from local playwrights
Sweet and simple: Jewel Theatre Company artistic director Julie James says she has one goal: To produce one local play a year. Wallace Baine has the story here.
Homegrown Kate Hawley spins a new tale of middle-age angst
Worth being seen: Jewel Theatre is set to give Santa Cruz playwright Kate Hawley a world premiere of “Remains to Be Seen.” It’s the third time the company has debuted her work. More from Wallace here.
Newsom makes his offer on gas tax rebate, with $400 payments to vehicle owners
Gas gouge relief: Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing $11 billion in a California tax rebate to offset high gas prices, including $400 debit cards per vehicle. He must negotiate a final deal with the Legislature. More from CalMaters here.
Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine deepens as Biden travels to Europe
Trying to help: Ukrainian officials say Russian forces hijacked an aid convoy bound for Mariupol, the scene of the worst humanitarian crisis of the nearly monthlong war. More from the LA Times here.
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More from here & elsewhere
➤ Madeleine Albright, groundbreaking diplomat and feminist, dies at 84 (USA Today)
➤ Santa Cruz approves amendment to street vending permits (Sentinel)
➤ Watsonville police: Teen with loaded gun arrested outside high school (Sentinel)
➤ Supervisors tackle tobacco, pretrial services issues (Pajaronian)
➤ A popular Hawaii destination may be the state’s ‘No. 1 drowning capital’ (SF Gate)
➤ ‘Get out!’: Calif. preschool teacher leads students in anti-Biden chant (SF Gate)
That’s it for this Wednesday. See you on the other side of the hump tomorrow.
Deputy Managing Editor