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Sunday Reads: Whither the Civic Auditorium; wishing Monterey Bay marine sanctuary a happy birthday

Civic minded: Will Santa Cruz ever get the proper performing arts arena it needs and deserves?

the marquee outside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Our housing priorities are clear. But where does a modern downtown Santa Cruz performance venue fit in? Discussions are underway about making the next home of the Warriors exactly that — which could render our old Civic Auditorium obsolete. Wallace Baine scopes out the situation.

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Happy 30th birthday, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Here’s to long life and continued good health!

Underwater in Monterey Bay
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary celebrated its 30-year anniversary Sept. 17 with a Santa Cruz gala that was a who’s-who of local leaders, celebrities and activists. Missed it? Watch our video to get a glimpse of the celebrations — including a bevy of blue and green ball gowns and some adorable sea creatures.

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