Anthony Kresge with a sandwich at Reef Dog Deli in Capitola
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)
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Morning Lookout: Supes reappoint Rotkin, gourmet sandos in Capitola and openings ahead

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Despite a push from local labor groups, county supervisors reappointed former Santa Cruz mayor Mike Rotkin to the influential Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit board, Christopher Neely reports. “Status quo in Santa Cruz County once again showed its ugly head,” said former Watsonville mayor Daniel Dodge, whom the labor groups preferred for the seat.

Meanwhile, I’ve got a double dose of Lily Belli as we hit hump day. Lookout’s food and drink maven profiles Anthony Kresge, a chef who’s bringing his fine-dining chops to bear in Capitola Village with gourmet sandwiches at his Reef Dog Deli. Lily also has word on upcoming openings for a wood-fired pizza spot in Soquel and a Midtown tap room in her latest newsletter.

Hungry for some headlines? Yeah, me too.

Supervisors look past labor opposition, pick Rotkin over South County rep for transit board seat

Mike Rotkin survived a push to remove him from the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District board of directors.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Mike Rotkin, a UC Santa Cruz politics lecturer and longtime labor advocate, survived a campaign to paint him as anti-labor and unseat him from the influential Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit board. Labor’s choice, former Watsonville mayor Daniel Dodge, said status quo politics “once again showed its ugly head.” Christopher Neely reports.

PREVIOUSLY: Drama stews as labor orgs push to unseat Rotkin from public transit board

Sandwich fare, gourmet flair: Anthony Kresge channels fine-dining past into Reef Dog Deli

Chef Anthony Kresge channels his 30-year culinary career into gourmet sandwiches at Reef Dog Deli in Capitola.
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Anthony Kresge’s 30-year culinary career has taken him from Napa to Santa Cruz to Italy and back again. Now, he channels his experiences into elevated sandwiches at Reef Dog Deli in Capitola Village. Get a taste from Lily Belli.

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