Hometown Heroes
Wallace Baine

Honoring 10 Santa Cruzans who have risen to the challenge for others in 2020

Santa Cruz Works hosts an online event to express gratitude to those who’ve gone above and beyond to help the community survive 2020

Between COVID-19, the CZU fires, and an economic crisis not seen in decades, 2020 has offered a variety of opportunities for heroism in the face of crisis. And Santa Cruz Works is looking to recognize some “Hometown Heroes.”

The business/tech network will be hosting “Hometown Heroes 2020,” honoring 10 locals for the work they’ve done in keeping Santa Cruz County afloat in a stormy year.

Santa Cruz’s population is using about the same amount of water in 2021 as in 1981, despite growing by about 30,000...

The online event will take place Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., and will honor people from non-profits, business, government, and other areas who worked hard and sacrificed for the sake of the community.

Tickets for the event are $10. Members of Santa Cruz Works and employees of Santa Cruz County Schools are admitted free with promo code. Ticket information.

Lookout's 21 for '21

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re profiling 21 individuals who made a difference in pandemic-and-wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz County in 2020 — and how they’re looking toward recovery in 2021. Have suggestions about others we should pick? Email us at news@lookoutlocal.com