LOOKOUT PM: College Ten renaming, surfers address tragedy, and a Santa Cruz band’s ‘pandemic release’
Hello and happy Friday, people,
The weather is going to stay nice, although a bit cooler than it has been this week. Still, a perfectly good weekend for a Mother’s Day outing.
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Now, for Friday’s headlines ...
UCSC celebrates John R. Lewis College dedication, with students engaging in some ‘good trouble’
Growth: Students, community members and faculty celebrated the official naming of John R. Lewis College, formerly known as College Ten, at the Quarry Amphitheater Friday at UC Santa Cruz. While UCSC students are proud to have a college named after the late congressman, some say they hope the university will take action to ensure students are supported with options for affordable housing and resources for groups on campus, among other demands. Hillary Ojeda was on scene.
‘We’re here for you’: In wake of tragedy, Santa Cruz surfing community doubles down on generation next
Surfers in solidarity: There was a time in the not-so-distant past when a proudly miscreant tone and attitude dominated Santa Cruz surf culture. Some of those who survived that tough period, including big-wave champion Darryl “Flea” Virostko, are trying to pay it forward. Meanwhile, those assembled at Steamer Lane on Thursday afternoon mourned two recent deaths and tried to put them into perspective. Read the whole story by Mark Conley here.
EATERS DIGEST: Pizza Series, Gilman Brewing to replace two old Tony & Alba’s; Huda’s new flavor-packed vegan lunch
The latest: Pop-up Pizza Series finds a permanent home at the old Tony & Alba’s in Scotts Valley, while in Santa Cruz, Berkeley’s Gilman Brewing Co. plans a fall opening at the Tony & Alba’s location on Soquel Avenue in Midtown. Plus, Huda wows with a flavor-packed vegan lunch on Pacific Avenue.
Read Lily’s latest column here.
Global health degree program launches at UCSC, connecting disciplines to address big questions of our time
Changing curriculum: Starting this fall, UC Santa Cruz students can major in a new global and community health program, with about 100 expected to opt in. Politics professor Matt Sparke, the program’s executive director, spoke to Lookout about the unprecedented challenges in the field, and how he’ll draw from faculty across the campus to address them. See Hillary’s interview here.
The Coffis Brothers’ ‘pandemic release’ looks on the bright side of life
New tunes: One of Santa Cruz’s most popular bands for a decade, the Coffis Brothers break out of lockdown times with a throwback new album, “Turn My Radio Up,” that polishes their already sweet country-rock sound.Wallace recently caught up with them.
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More from here & elsewhere
➤California prepares for energy shortfalls in hot, dry summer. These are the tools to avoid blackouts (KSBW)
➤ Santa Cruz’s RV-street parking ban appealed to Coastal Commission (Sentinel)
➤ Bay Area is California’s COVID hotspot as cases rise again (Mercury)
➤ Local fire officials urge residents prep for fire season (Pajaronian)
➤Stocks suffer fifth straight weekly drop for first time since ’11 (SF Gate)
... With that, I wish you all a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day!