LOOKOUT PM: COVID cases high, but potentially plateauing; remembering Buck Noe
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I hope the weekend treated you all well and you had a chance to slow down and enjoy your time off before the start of another work week. With the weather being as nice as it’s been, days off are seeming even better than usual!
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Now, for Monday’s news ...
Call it a ‘swell’, not a ‘surge’: Proms, graduations and out-and-about Santa Cruzans drive increased, but flattening COVID numbers
Cautious optimism: Though hospitalizations and deaths remain relatively low, the recent swell of COVID cases has health officials stressing the importance of masking and vaccinations once again — even if the official guidelines won’t change anytime soon. Get the details here.
Inside Lookout: Events! Elections! ICYMI... and the NEXTies
From the founder: Our own Ken Doctor highlights some of the best work Lookout has published over the past month, and exciting additions currently in the works. Read it all here.
‘We love you, Bucky’: Surf community mourns iconic board shaper swallowed up by addiction at 41
“It’s hard to get help”: Tyrone “Buck” Noe was a second-generation surfboard shaper in Santa Cruz who followed in the footsteps of his father, for both good and bad. Like his father 18 years earlier, he was memorialized at Lighthouse Field and Steamer Lane on Saturday. His sister, Meara, tells his story achingly well. Read Mark’s story here.
Newsom urges aggressive water conservation and warns of statewide restrictions
Low on resources: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has voiced concerns that the state’s approach toward drought conservation needs to be more aggressive.
More from the L.A. Times here.
ICYMI: Gonzo for Sheriff: MAH tells story of Hunter S. Thompson’s bid for office
“Freak Power”: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has voiced concerns that the state’s approach toward drought conservation needs to be more aggressive. Wallace has the story.
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More from here & elsewhere
➤Santa Cruz soccer star leads English club to promotion (KSBW)
➤ Soledad high school student fentanyl death being investigated as homicide (KION)
➤ California is beginning to bury its power lines to prevent wildfire (Sentinel)
➤ Heat wave this week will intensify fire danger for Bay Area, Northern California (Mercury)
➤ ‘Bittersweet’: Last public pay phone in New York City removed (USA Today)
... And that closes out Monday. Have a good night, and I’ll catch you tomorrow!