Welcome to Lookout’s Newsletter & Text Center!

Lookout Santa Cruz offers readers a variety of newsletters, with more to come soon. At present, we have three newsletters. You can sign up for two of them by simply entering your email address in the module to the right. The third is published exclusively for Lookout Leaders, our founding members. To learn more about membership, click here.


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: As we transition into a post-pandemic world, Lookout’s weekday evening newsletter will focus on economic recovery and headlines from around the state and country that have impact on Santa Cruz. Check out these newsletters by following this link.

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

Best Bets: Compiled by Lookout’s Team BOLO, this weekly email will have 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.

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. See an archived example below.

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.

Best Bets text alerts: Sign up and get a weekly list of the biggest and best events happening in Santa Cruz, compiled by Lookout’s Team BOLO.

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