LOOKOUT PM: UCSC genomics, the Quarry’s rebirth, and fires in the kitchen
Happy Tuesday, everyone.
Looks like today’s chilly weather is going to continue through the week, with temperatures expected to barely scrape 60 degrees.
If you’re a cold weather person, seize the moment and take the opportunity to bundle up before the summer heat arrives once again.
So, onto the headlines ...
How UC Santa Cruz scientists bridged the gap in the human genome
Big steps: An international team of scientists, co-led by UCSC Genomics Institute Associate Director Karen Miga, completed the first gap-free human genome sequence — an achievement experts weren’t expecting to happen this quickly. Her team’s work builds on the efforts of UCSC computer scientists who helped assemble the first working draft of a human genome with the international Human Genome Project in 2000. Hillary Ojeda has the story.
In its rebirth, UCSC Quarry to debut summer music series
A new era: Newly announced concerts by indie pop singer Carla Morrison and electronica band STS9 suggest Quarry Amphitheater is ready to emerge as an impressive new concert venue. Check out the full story from Wallace Baine.
Restaurant fires, Roux Dat leaves Abbott Square vacancy, and COVID strikes home
Lily Belli on Food: A new Abbott Square vacancy, fires at local restaurants, and an unfortunate run in with our good friend COVID are just a few of the things in Lily Belli’s newsletter this week. Get the full rundown here.
California companies with ties to Chinese aluminum giant to pay $1.8 billion for avoiding import duties
Restitution: The firms sought to evade high anti-dumping and countervailing duties on aluminum extrusions imported into the U.S. More from the L.A. Times here.
Coachella, spring break, Easter and rising coronavirus: How to stay safe
COVID Today: Here’s what you need to know amid a holiday season — including Easter, Ramadan and Passover — spring break and events like Coachella and Stagecoach. More from the L.A. Times here.
- Organizer at COPA (Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action)
- Finance Director at Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
- Marketing & Communications Director at Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley
- Associate Director for Equity in Mental Health at UC Santa Cruz
- Program Assistant at Positive Discipline Community Resources
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More from here & elsewhere
➤ What the redrawn congressional map means for the Central Coast (KION)
➤ Multiple people shot, at least 29 injured in NY subway station (SF Gate)
➤ UC Santa Cruz debuts digital archive of the first Filipinos in Watsonville (KSBW)
➤ Santa Cruz named a Blue City (Sentinel)
➤ Mask rule for planes and trains still up in the air (USA Today)
That’s all she wrote for today. Talk to you all tomorrow!