Morning Lookout: Latest on the weather, new interim police chief announced and more
Good Morning! It’s Friday, October 22 and the weather is top of mind today, so let’s dive right in:
The National Weather Service says it will continue to rain through 11 a.m. with about a quarter to half an inch of rain expected. While NWS officials haven’t yet updated rainfall totals this morning, here’s what it looked like around our area as of 6 p.m. last night:
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Chancellor Cynthia Larive has been meeting regularly with local leaders to find ways to maximize the university’s...
Bernie Escalante named interim Santa Cruz police chief
A 25-year veteran of the department and current deputy chief has been named Santa Cruz’s interim police chief. The search for a permanent chief to replace the outgoing Andy Mills will begin following the hiring of a city manager, expected to occur in early November. Read more from Lookout contributor Max Chun.
CDC poised to expand COVID booster shots. What does that look like in Santa Cruz?
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded the types of COVID booster shots it recommends for Americans, making tens of millions more eligible. Locally, health care providers say they are preparing for the expected spike in demand. Read more from Lookout contributor Haneen Zain here.
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Pressure mounts on UC system to reach agreement with lecturer workforce as strikes, class cancellations loom
The UC workforce has a churn problem as about a quarter of the system’s 6,000 lecturers don’t return annually. The lecturer union and UC have made some progress in their multi-year impasse over a new contract, but many issues remain unsolved as the threat of strikes loom. Read more here.
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Alec Baldwin discharged prop gun that killed woman on movie set, sheriff says
Actor and producer Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun on a New Mexico movie set that killed the director of photography and injured the director, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. Two people were shot yesterday afternoon on the set: cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42; and the film’s director, Joel Souza, 48, according to a statement by the Sheriff’s Office. Read more here.
The Joe behind Joze: New ‘Foodie’ doc pays tribute to a Santa Cruz culinary legend
“Foodie for the People,” showing the next two Wednesdays at the Del Mar, is a portrait of Jozseph Schultz and the community he helped create in Santa Cruz both inside his India Joze restaurant and among those less fortunate. Read more from our Wallace Baine here.
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Go to the movies, on us!
Whether it’s the Daniel Craig James Bond finale “No Time to Die,” the “Venom” sequel or the long-awaited “Dune,” Hollywood is back, and there’s no better place to see big-ticket movies than in the theater. That’s where Lookout’s special offer comes in: Become a new member today and grab two movie tickets for your local CineLux Theatre. Sign up here.
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Santa Cruz County joins others in suing pharmaceutical management consultant (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
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