A child is carried as mourners take part in a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in Monterey Park.
A child is carried as mourners take part in a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting that killed 11 in Monterey Park in January.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Sunday Reads: A historic Santa Cruz image, 50 years on; raging against the latest mass shootings

A snapshot in time: Looking back at a 50-year-old photograph showing the glories and shortcomings of Santa Cruz’s literary scene

Many in Santa Cruz's literary community gathered together for a photo at the Cooper House in the spring of 1973
(Via Gary Griggs)

From the vantage point of a half-century later, Wallace Baine examines an image shot in 1973 on the steps of the now-demolished Cooper House, tracing the paths of George Hitchcock, William Everson, Morton Marcus, Jim Houston and the others whose timelines intersected that weekend morning in Santa Cruz. Read his Sunday column.

MORE FROM WALLACE: Find all his most recent work here

Where in the Bible does it say, ‘and thou shalt have guns?’

A t-shirt with a skull and crossed assault-style rifles reading '2nd Amendment | God, guns & family'
(Via Veteran Project)

Lookout columnist Claudia Sternbach is outraged at the latest spate of gun violence gripping our nation. She blames the National Rifle Association and its hold on Republican politicians. “Can someone please tell me what the endgame is here?” she asks, one day after another mass shooting kills eight people in Texas. “Can someone tell me when gun proponents and the NRA will say enough is enough?” Read her latest Community Voices opinion piece here.

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