A diagram showing the natural flow of sand blocked by the harbor jetties, resulting in sand buildup.
(Via City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department)
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Morning Lookout: Your ideas on Cabrillo name change, lagoon project and Eaters Digest

Gooooood morning, all! It is Friday, Dec. 2, and a frosty start will give way to a mostly sunny day around Santa Cruz County, with highs in the 50s, before another round of welcome rain into the weekend and beyond.

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Though Cabrillo College hasn’t yet announced what options might be under consideration as it moves to change its name, we put the question to you, our readers, last month. The results are in, so read along for a sampling.

Our Ask Lookout series returns, with Max Chun digging into a reader question about what all that construction was near the trestle bridge near the San Lorenzo River lagoon.

And this being Friday, Lily Belli delivers another tasty edition of Eaters Digest, in which she samples local takes on a holiday treat, shares some restaurant news and much more.

Nominations are closing soon for our upcoming Unsung Santa Cruz series, so if you know someone who is working every day at a vital but overlooked job or undertaking with little to no appreciation, read on for how you can get them recognized. Check out our 2021 series here.

With the weekend in sight, Friday’s headlines also include Wallace Baine’s recommendation-packed Weekender — let’s go!

We asked you to vote on a new name for Cabrillo College; here are the results of our reader poll

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(Via Cabrillo College)

Last month, Lookout asked readers to weigh in with suggestions for Cabrillo College’s new name — selecting either from a multiple-choice list of names or submitting ideas of their own. Here’s a sampling from readers’ responses.

PREVIOUSLY: ‘Now that we know better, we do better’: Cabrillo College will no longer be named after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (Lookout)

Ask Lookout: What was that construction near the trestle bridge, and is it done?

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(Via City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department)

The mouth of the San Lorenzo River was packed with heavy machinery during the late summer and fall, but that construction has since halted. What was the project, and has it wrapped up? Max Chun digs in.

ASK LOOKOUT: From the Virgin Mary’s local appearance to the original Ferrell’s Donuts, we answer your burning questions

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Enjoy your Friday and have a safe, relaxing weekend — see you back here Monday.

Will McCahill
Lookout Santa Cruz