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LOOKOUT PM: Oversized Vehicle Ordinance hits a roadblock, COVID hospitalizations slowly rising

Good day, folks,

Hopefully dragging yourself out of bed wasn’t too much trouble on this Monday morning. If it was, then at least it can only get better from here!

We have a few quick updates coming your way. One lays out the latest news regarding the Oversized Vehicle Ordinance, and the other shows some concerning, but familiar, COVID news.

Let’s begin with those...

Oversized Vehicle Ordinance now in limbo as CA Coastal Commission block forces rethinking

College Ten students Cheru Robinson and Ray Diaz start the John R. Lewis dedication ceremony at the Quarry Amphitheater
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Lookout Update: Last Thursday’s California Coastal Commission ruling is the latest setback in the city’s controversial “RV ban.” While the city moves ahead with other homelessness plans, it will take up how to deal with the ruling when it returns from summer recess on Aug. 9. Read the latest here.

PREVIOUSLY: How oversized vehicle ordinance could affect Santa Cruz’s unhoused

Hospitalizations slowly rise; officials put that into wider perspective

A nurse checks on IV pumps attached to a COVID-19 patient at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angles Times)

Covid Dashboard: Persistently high case rates are now driving a slow rise in Bay Area hospitalizations, but healthcare providers remind us that the days of 2020 are a thing of the past. Get the most recent data here.

LOOKOUT TRIVIA NIGHT: Wallace is hosting a new trivia night event, the first to take place Tuesday evening, July 26, at Abbott Square. We’re going to have a lot of fun. Register and find more trivia night details here.

Daily Recap

Community Bridges PROMOTED CONTENT ROADBLOCK (Essential senior services)
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Schooner PROMOTED CONTENT ROADBLOCK (Build your dream)
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And that’s how we kick off this week. Have a good night, all, and check back with us tomorrow.

Max Chun
Correspondent