Watsonville-based singer-songwriter Michael Gaither
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Sunday Reads: Nat Young; ‘We’re the elders’

Santa Cruz surfer Nat Young scratches back onto the world tour in honor of his mom

READ THE STORY: Santa Cruz surfer Nat Young scratches back onto the world tour in honor of his mom
(Via Nat Young’s Instagram)

The Comeback Kid: Nat Young was an up-and-coming title contender when he burst onto the scene in 2013 but life and the quirks of pro surfing heats’ slim margins left him on the outside looking in after four seasons. Powered by the spirit of beloved mom Rosie, who he lost in February, Young is back on surfing’s big stage. Read more from Mark Conley here.

Ready or not, ‘We’re the Elders Now’ brings a sense of inevitable reality

Watsonville-based singer-songwriter Michael Gaither
(Via Michael Gaither)

WALLACE BAINE: The new song from Watsonville’s Michael Gaither, perfect for that autumnal post-Thanksgiving vibe, faces head-on that bewildering moment when you realize that you’re part of the supposedly wise-old-owl generation that you’ve been taught to respect if not revere all your life. Wallace has it for you here.

The Volunteer Center connects our community with meaningful ways to give back during the holidays, including its latest...

Grading UCSC’s fall quarter: ‘Successful’ hybridized system sets table for a full in-person winter

UCSC will go to a full in-person mode in the winter quarter.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

How’d they do? UC Santa Cruz officials are preparing to offer 100% of courses in-person next quarter after what they say was a successful fall quarter with positive feedback from students, and zero community transmission of COVID-19 on campus. But, some students are not optimistic about finding housing in Santa Cruz. Haneen Zain with the report here.

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Tramonti owners Lindsay Rodriguez and Matteo Robecchi at their Italian Christmas marker.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

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Our ‘Keeping It Local’ series: Lookout shows you how to keep your hard-earned dollars here in Santa Cruz (Wallace & Lily)

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