Flags fly along the beach at Rio Del Mar
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Sunday Reads: Appreciating our exquisite winter; threats to our coast

Drop the remote — the cure for our latest viral malaise awaits us right outside the door

A December sunset over Pleasure Point.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Whether it’s the quality of the air on a hike in the redwoods, the high clouds and low angles giving the season’s light a unique character or a different tone in the ocean’s roar, getting out into our life-affirming Monterey Bay winter is a balm we’re lucky to have. Read Wallace Baine’s Sunday thoughts here.

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The tsunami that battered Santa Cruz highlights the threat facing California’s coast

Lifeguards cordon off the boat ramp at Santa Cruz Harbor on Jan. 15, 2022
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Some experts say last weekend’s event showed how major upgrades to harbors have made a difference since a much larger tsunami in 2011. Our partners at the Los Angeles Times survey the scene.

WHAT’S AHEAD: Santa Cruz Harbor back on solid footing post-tsunami, but long-term repairs loom (Lookout)


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