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Lookout Santa Cruz offers readers a variety of free newsletters, with more to come soon. At present, we have six newsletters, one email alert and three text alerts.

You can sign up for any one of them by LOGGING IN then clicking the person icon in the top right hand corner and selecting MY ACCOUNT.

Don’t have a password set yet? Click here to register for your free Lookout account and start receiving newsletters.

How to update newsletter preferences

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Morning Lookout: This is a weekday morning roundup of top headlines, events and features, and all the things that Santa Cruzans need to know for their day. You can see an archived example below and read older newsletters here.

Lookout PM: Your weekday evening recap of the stories reported and produced by Lookout correspondents, plus state and national stories that have an impact on Santa Cruz. Check out these newsletters by following this link.

Sunday Reads: A check-in on the best stories of the week plus any new coverage coming in on the weekend. See what these look like here.

Weekender (formerly Best Bets): Wallace Baine’s weekly newsletter has a list of all the very best concerts, plays, art tours, family-friendly events and other happenings around Santa Cruz County. Check out Lookout’s BOLO events calendar here and Wallace’s newsletter here.

Lily Belli on Food: Join Lily as she explores Santa Cruz County’s unique food scene with news, tips, tricks, recipes, updates, and more. Sent midday every Tuesday. Read Lily’s newsletters here.

In the Public Interest: Christopher Neely brings you the latest updates from the world of Santa Cruz County governments. Dig into the people, politics and policies reshaping our community, with stories focused on the issues that matter most to you. Sent every Monday. See more here.

Breaking news email alerts: Whenever there is breaking local news you need to know about, we send an alert that comes straight to your inbox.

Text alerts

Breaking news text alerts: Be in the know of all the big, breaking news in Santa Cruz as it happens. You sign up to get Lookout alerts sent straight to your phone here or below.

Story alerts from Wallace Baine: Be the first to know about the latest in arts, entertainment and culture news. Sign up here or below.

Story alerts from Lily Belli: Get the first notice on the latest food news in Santa Cruz. Sign up here or below.

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Update your newsletter preferences

In July 2022, Lookout moved to a new user management system. As a result, how you update your newsletter preferences has changed.

New to Lookout? Sign up and select the free newsletters you’d like to receive, here.

Already a signed up for Lookout? Manage your preferences by clicking the “profile” tab on your My Account page.

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Make sure to check the box for ones you’d like to receive and click “save changes.”

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