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Morning Lookout: Iconic skateboard art at the MAH, Greater Purpose walks the talk

Happy Friday, everyone!

We made it. I made it! This is Mark, filling in one last day for Tulsi, who is back in action on Monday, sending you off into a new week.

But first a weekend. And before that: What’s up today, you ask? Well, plenty.

It will be a warm one (80 degrees) and there’s going to be some wind this afternoon, as the National Weather Service is calling for a small craft advisory from 3 to 6 p.m. “West winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt expected.” Temperatures are expected to drop back down a bit over the weekend.

Strange Westside news: A car drove off West Cliff on Thursday night after a woman got spooked by someone opening her car door by mistake and hitting the gas.

Olympic update: UC Santa Cruz-bound Izzy Connor and her rhythmic gymnastics team are getting set for action tonight at 6 p.m. our time. Here’s the interview I had with Izzy before she departed. And check out this video her dad helped put together about the team by clicking on the image or clicking here.. She is clearly the nucleus of that group.

Oh, you wanted some headlines too? We’ve got some good ones, especially the ode to iconic local artist Jim Phillips that opens today at the MAH. One more newsy note before we dive in: Andre Iguodala has rejoined the Warriors, putting the historic foursome of Steph Curry-Klay Thompson-Draymond Green-Iggy back together for one last go at it. Should be fun.

Away we go...

From the street to the museum

“The Art of the Santa Cruz Speed Wheel” will be on exhibit at the Museum of Art & History through Jan. 2, 2022.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

MAH returns to the art of skateboard artist Jim Phillips in new exhibition: Jim Phillips and his eye-popping work for NHS on skateboard wheels is the focus of new show set to tour the world, but it will first bring his iconic work — much of it deep from the NHS archives — to his hometown at the Museum of Art & History. It will continue through the end of the year. More from Wallace Baine here.

A Greater Purpose, indeed

MacKendree VanHall outside Greater Purpose Brewing Company.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Eastside brewery focuses on Santa Cruzans’ safety via vaccine proof, pop-up clinic: As of July 27, Greater Purpose Brewing Company decided to require proof of vaccination to enter the building and to be allowed to sit inside. This weekend it will take matters a step further when it hosts a pop-up vaccine clinic that offers a free pint to anyone who gets jabbed. Grace Stetson with more here.

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A scene from the preview for the "Intonations" concert.

Cabrillo Fest’s final weekend, First Friday art galore and plenty of ways to get outdoors. More from Wallace & Team BOLO here

ICYMI from yesterday...

Santa Cruz sales tax measure, which could’ve raised $6M, is dead for now — here’s why and what happens next (Neil Strebig)

Nearly 5,000 lose power: What we know about PG&E’s Santa Cruz, San Lorenzo Valley outages (Grace Stetson)

‘One last Christmas season’: Months after saying goodbye to Santa Cruz, Palace Arts to leave Capitola (Neil Strebig)

California first in nation to mandate vaccinations for health care workers (CalMatters)

‘We knew there was no saving it’

Bricks and rubble in front of a burned out building

Gold Rush-era town gone, leaving broken hearts, broken dreams: Greenville, a Gold Rush town dating to the 19th century, rebuilt after an 1881 fire. Now it has been destroyed by the Dixie fire, California’s largest this year. More from the LA Times here.

Lake Oroville’s record-low water level forces shutdown of hydroelectric plant

Downed trees once underwater are left exposed as water recedes in Lake Oroville.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Dry as it gets: California water officials have shut down of a major hydroelectric powerplant at Lake Oroville in Northern California, citing the lowest-ever recorded water level. More from the Times here.

‘This is not acceptable’

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the homeless
(Benjamin Oreskes / Los Angeles Times)

Newsom, in recall fight, takes rare candid stance on state’s unhoused situation: In a rare extended interview on homelessness, Gov. Gavin Newsom applauded the removal of homeless camps from Echo Park Lake and Venice Beach in Los Angeles, staking out a position that reflects a change in the political dialogue about homelessness in California. More from the Times here.

Bay Federal Credit Union’s new First Time Homebuyer Program has provided loans for eight new homeowners for a total...

The pandemic’s real toll on seniors

(Via Pixabay)

Nursing homes got the focus but many more suffered, research shows: The latest research shows that although deaths in nursing homes received enormous attention, far more older adults who perished from COVID lived outside of institutions. People with dementia and other severe neurological conditions, chronic kidney disease and immune deficiencies were hit especially hard. More from Kaiser Health News here.

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Around the county...

SUV crashes into Ferrell’s Donut Shop, one injured (Sentinel)

Santa Cruz homeless camp sweeps nets 10 (Sentinel)

Watsonville city councilman takes indefinite leave of absence (Pajaronian)

That’s all I’ve got for you for now. But check in with us later via Lookout PM and Tulsi will be back in this chair on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Mark Conley