Brian Tracy adjusts his Santa Cruz fire captain's helmet
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)
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Sunday Reads: Remembering firefighter Brian Tracy, Jim Denevan’s big canvases & latest news quiz

Remembering fire captain Brian Tracy: How do I do justice to the man who stole my heart in minutes?

Santa Cruz firefighter Brian Tracy, flanked by wife Stephanie (top) and daughter Stella
(Kevin Painchaud / Lookout Santa Cruz)

Brian Tracy, a 16-year veteran of of the Santa Cruz Fire Department, lost his two-year battle against brain cancer on April 27. He was 43, and left behind his wife, Stephanie, and 13-year-old daughter, Stella. Stephanie Tracy remembers the man who stole her heart in minutes — and offers a lesson for all of us. Find her Community Voices piece, along with video and images from Kevin Painchaud, here.

Doubly ‘Outstanding’: Land artist/al fresco pioneer Jim Denevan embraces the grand scale of outdoor places

Jim Denevan works at a scale that no gallery or museum space can hold
(Via Patrick Trefz / “Man in the Field”)

Two June Santa Cruz events celebrate the work and life of local icon Jin Denevan. For First Friday, he’ll be on hand at the unveiling of a self-titled exhibit at Minnow Arts Gallery on Locust Street, focusing on his life’s work as an artist. Then on June 14, he’ll bring the Outstanding in the Field dinner to downtown. Wallace Baine has more in his Sunday column.

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Test your newsy knowledge with this week’s Lookout news quiz

How closely do you follow Santa Cruz County goings-on? Our 10-question quiz based on stories from Lookout correspondents and contributors puts you to the test. Click here to see how you fare.

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