Artist and chef Kate Belanger decorates the communal table at Honey B Market with a floral design made from stained glass.
Artist and chef Kate Belanger decorates the communal table at Honey B Market with a floral design made from stained glass.
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Morning Lookout: Back to work for some at UCSC, Eaters Digest and local ‘White Lotus’ connection

Greetings! It’s Friday, Dec. 16, and another mostly sunny day is on tap for Santa Cruz County, with highs again in the 50s.

A pre-weekend check of Lookout’s latest? Right this way.
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Thousands of academic workers remain on strike across the University of California system, but some postdocs and postgraduate researchers are back at work after their union agreed to a new contract. Hillary Ojeda talked to one UC Santa Cruz scholar about the deal and what it means.

It’s Friday, and that means Lily Belli is back to tantalize our palates with another helping of Eaters Digest, which this week includes sampling the fare at a new plant-based café, where you can score some crab and news from the local beer scene.

And with the weekend in sight, Wallace Baine is along with his recommendation-filled weekly look at the Santa Cruz County arts and culture scene — including a local connection to the hit HBO series “The White Lotus” — and you find Weekender among the day’s headlines, coming right up.

UC postdocs, postgraduate researchers sign new contracts as TAs, student researchers continue strike

UC Santa Cruz postdoctoral scholar Gerrald Lodewijk
(Via Gerrald Lodewijk)

Of the 48,000 University of California academic workers from four bargaining units who began striking for higher pay and better working conditions on Nov. 14, about 11,000 are no longer striking after two units ratified new contracts. UC Santa Cruz postdoctoral scholar Gerrald Lodewijk told Hillary Ojeda about the unit’s new deal and going back to work.

MORE: UC strike leads to thousands of withheld grades for UCSC students

Taste the plant-based love at Honey B, Gilman Brewing opens and live crab at H&H Fresh Fish

Plant-based sourdough cinnamon rolls, Spanish octopus and dark-chocolate-covered dried apricots made for good eating this week for Lily Belli. Plus, Gilman Brewing announces its opening day and Shanty Shack turns 6. Chow down on her latest Eaters Digest.

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

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That’s what I got for ya this Friday morn. We always have more up our sleeve here at Lookout, so it’s definitely worth your while to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Another way to keep current with the goings-on around Santa Cruz County is with our breaking news alerts and our other newsletters — including weekend standby Sunday Reads — so sign up here for all that.

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Here’s to a good Friday, and have a safe, relaxing weekend!

Will McCahill
Lookout Santa Cruz