Best of Lookout Santa Cruz

Launched in November 2020, Lookout aims to reshape local journalism, bringing back the trust and reliability that legacy news organizations once had. Our smart, connect-the-dots journalism has transformed the information landscape in Santa Cruz County, improving lives and strengthening democratic institutions.

In our first year, we’ve published more that 1,400 original stories — more than 3,200 total — providing you with the best in local journalism alongside Santa Cruz-oriented state and national coverage from the Los Angeles Times, CalMatters and others. The articles below produced by our team represent some of the best of what we’ve offered — and lay the foundation for more comprehensive community journalism in the post-pandemic future.

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February 2022

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October 2021

September 2021

August 2021