Sunday Reads: Seeking a protest song for 2022; design in affordable housing
Time for a new ‘Ohio’: Where is the protest song we need in 2022?
Uvalde. Buffalo. George Floyd. Jan. 6. Can political protest music make a difference? A lesson from 50 years ago gives musical artists a blueprint for meeting the challenges of 2022. Read Wallace Baine’s Sunday column.
➤ MORE FROM WALLACE: Read all of his columns here
Design matters in affordable housing
Mike Rotkin, five-time mayor of Santa Cruz, says the city needs more affordable housing, but we also must be careful what we build. Design, including open space and access to the San Lorenzo River, are key, he says. He cautions against cost-cutting, which could undermine increasingly strong public support for more affordable units. Read his full Community Voices opinion piece here.
➤ MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Here’s how to contribute a letter to the editor
Santa Cruz Pride in full swing
Lookout photojournalist Kevin Painchaud was on hand Saturday as Santa Cruz Pride festivities continued downtown with the Dyke/Trans March to the town clock, and events continue today, with the Pride Parade kicking off at 11 a.m. on Pacific Avenue, followed by the Pride Festival at Abbott Square beginning at noon. Read more here from Wallace about this year’s Pride slate, and plans to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary.
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A cheat sheet for your Measure D migraine
We asked the leaders of both Yes Greenway and No Way Greenway for their best succinct closing arguments on time to build, cost, equity and environmental impact, among other core issues in the rail-trail debate. With voting set to close in Santa Cruz County on Tuesday, here is a side-by-side look at those arguments.
MUCH MORE ON MEASURE D
➤ The Measure D middle man: RTC lead Guy Preston must drive down two sets of tracks, neither without its peril
➤ Who is Bud Colligan? (Wallace Baine)
➤ Meet the No Way Greenway leaders, Mark Mesiti-Miller and Melani Clark (Mark Conley)
➤ Find the rest of our coverage, including Community Voices opinion pieces, here
PREPARING FOR ELECTION DAY
From Santa Cruz County ballot measures and candidates to statewide offices, Lookout and our content partners at CalMatters and the Los Angeles Times have you covered. Don’t fill out your ballot without perusing the links below.
➤ ELECTION GUIDE: What to know down the stretch
➤ BALLOT MEASURES: What they aim to accomplish and who’s for and against
➤ COUNTY SUPERVISORS: Coverage of the races in Districts 3 and 4
➤ STATE ASSEMBLY: Coverage of the races in Districts 28 and 30
➤ COMMUNITY VOICES: Read op-eds from all the candidates plus opinion pieces on Measure D and more
➤ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: What Santa Cruzans are saying about it all and how to have your say
➤ U.S. SENATE: Why Alex Padilla is on the ballot twice
➤ CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: Coverage of the gubernatorial race
➤ CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Coverage of the attorney general race
➤ CALIFORNIA CONTROLLER: Coverage of the controller race
➤ STATEWATCH: Find more on California politics here
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➤ Santa Cruz CORE founder Jaimi Jansen pleads guilty in federal COVID fraud case (Max Chun)
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