Morning Lookout: Booster FAQs, Progress for Kids and Durbin Rocks on


Hello everyone, dear readers. It’s Friday November 19th and we’re looking at partially sunny skies and peaks in the mid-60s.

I got my COVID booster Thursday night, and Lookout has both booster shots and younger shots: Grace Stetson got some responses from health workers in Santa Cruz on boosters, including how to get them. Haneen Zain, meanwhile, inquired about how is the deployment of vax going for 5 to 11 year olds?.

This is far from all we have for you:

Let’s dive in, will you?

County parents line up youth for COVID-19 shots

(Kevin Painchaud / Santa Cruz Belvedere)

Nearly 3,000 children aged 5 to 11 received their first dose of COVID-19 since last week. Haneen Zain of Lookout reported on vaccine progress.

?? LAST WEEK: “We’re going to do our part”: Gault Elementary School organizes its first vaccination clinic for elementary school students (Lookout)

The scoop on COVID boosters

Health worker prepares dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

(Kevin Painchaud / Santa Cruz Belvedere)

Why should you do it? Where should you get it? Should we mix and match? Grace Stetson from Lookout gives the answers here.

?? RELATED: Raise your guard, health officials warn: As the holidays approach, gatherings could trigger the spread of COVID (Lookout)

James Durbin has a full list of upcoming local shows.

Former “American Idol” star James Durbin is raising the bar for his Quiet Riot years and channeling his love for Dio, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest on his latest album – and Santa Cruz fans will have plenty of chances to see it. ‘hear. Lookout collaborator Lucille Tepperman digs here.

?? THROUGHOUT THE LINE: Check out Wallace Baine’s carefully curated list of all the great upcoming events in Santa Cruz

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After the death of its creator, ‘Zoom Forward’ stays true to its name

Writer and artist Jory Post

Granddaughter Hannah Hutton continues the literary event started by Santa Cruz artist and writer Jory Post. Lookout’s Wallace Baine traces the development of the event and chats with the Friday star writer.

?? MORE FROM WALLACE: Find everything from Santa Cruz’s longest-serving reporter in one place

Café Gratitude update: reduced hours, unrestored jobs

Café Gratitude on Lincoln Street in downtown.

(Mark Conley / Lookout Santa Cruz)

A walkout of around half of Cafe Gratitude’s staff earlier this month doesn’t appear to have been a success. Lookout’s Lily Belli Has The Latest On A Downtown Institution.

?? PREVIOUSLY: Owner and workers face off at longtime vegan Santa Cruz cafe rooted in mindfulness (Lookout)

The best bets have plans for Friday

DJ Mark Farina in action

From downtempo hip-hop and modern dance to comedy, art and bites and beers, Wallace Baine and the BOLO team at Lookout have recommendations on things to do between now and Thanksgiving. Find everything here.

?? SEE THE COMPLETE CALENDAR: BOLO, your place to go for things to do

UC officially drops all undergraduate admission tests

A broken pencil on a standardized test sheet

After removing the SAT and ACT in 2020, the University of California said Thursday it would no longer consider using tests as part of its undergraduate admission process. Get the analysis here from our partners at CalMatters.

?? MORE CU: Speakers hail new deal as “a landmark and transformative achievement” (Lookout)

Around the county …

?? Good Samaritans help a teenager; Scotts Valley Police Arrest Boyfriend (Santa Cruz Sentry)
?? Watsonville Ivy League Project founder honored (The Pajaronian)
?? Residents question need for tree removal on Pine Flat Road (The press banner)
?? Santa Cruz tourism hopes for a rebound during the holidays (KSBW-TV)

And that should be enough to get you ready for Friday. But stay tuned to Lookout – bookmark our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – for everything to come, including another serving of Lily Belli’s Eaters Digest. And you can have it all delivered to your inbox or phone by visiting our Lookout newsletter and text center.

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And now onward – have a nice day!

Will mccahill
Santa Cruz lookout


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