LOOKOUT PM: Eaters Digest, Matt Huffaker and a full slate of puzzles
Happy weekend time, everyone.
It will still feel spring-ish weather-wise as salmon season kicks off in the bay, but we’ve got a warm-up coming next week.
To the headlines du jour ...
Bet on the new Bookie’s, salmon streaming in and captivating cookies
EATERS DIGEST: Crab season is departing early, but salmon is on deck, and Santa Cruz spring has sprung in the form of a fine-dining spin on Detroit pizza inside Sante Adairius’ Midtown portal. More from Lily Belli here.
Matt Huffaker is off to the races as Santa Cruz’s new boss, but can his feet move fast enough?
‘A marathon at sprint pace’: In the city of Santa Cruz, it’s been a rough, tumultuous stretch for all elected officials and staff trying to triage issues — largely centered around homelessness. New Santa Cruz City Manager Matt Huffaker calls this a “medium-size city with big-city problems,” and he’s trying to be the type of leader to facilitate solutions. My talk with Matt here.
Sierra snowpack worsens, falls to lowest level in 7 years
What we know: The April snowpack, key to how much water flows into reservoirs, is 39% of average statewide, proving that drought hasn’t relaxed its grip on California. More from CalMatters here.
Frustrating, little-known disorder in spotlight after Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis
The latest: The aphasia community hopes Bruce Willis’ diagnosis will help reduce the stigma of invisible illnesses and lead to better understanding of a condition that affects about 2 million Americans. More from the LA Times here.
Careful, cannabis users: Bongs may create more secondhand smoke than cigarettes
Not blowing smoke: Smoking a bong creates concentrations of fine particulate matter four times greater than a cigarette or hookah, the UC Berkeley study found. More from the Times here.
- Senior Financial Support Specialist (Accounting Grants) at Cabrillo College
- Mechanic I at Santa Cruz Metro
- Finance Director at Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
- Senior Visitor Services Aide - Pajaro Coast Central at Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
- Digital Experience & Website Management at Bay Federal Credit Union
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Student Lookout: BOGO cocktails, trivia nights & April Fool’s Day
Get the 411: All the cool news, deals and other intel a student could need. Max Chun has it here.
We’ve now got them: Beginning today, visit our Santa Cruz Puzzle Center to enjoy daily mini-crossword, Sudoku and Word Search puzzles – seven days a week. And you’ll find homegrown puzzles – all themed around things Santa Cruz County – soon as well. More on that here.
More from here & elsewhere
➤ Aptos public beachfront walkway access trial underway (Sentinel)
➤ Motorcyclist killed after Westside Santa Cruz high-speed crash (Sentinel)
➤ Santa Cruz Harbor gears up for start of recreational ocean salmon season (KSBW)
➤ Santa Cruz Police looking for suspect caught on camera installing card skimming device (KION)
➤ Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap (SF Gate)
That’s it for this first day of April and this final week of March. Hope you’ve got some great things planned for the weekend. Enjoy and we’ll see you back here Monday.
Deputy Managing Editor