LOOKOUT PM: News on this second booster deployment; homes for stars, Santa Cruz style

Happy Thursday evening friends.

We’ve got some fresh news for you to use on the second booster front, so let’s get to it…

It’s official: A 2nd COVID reminder is coming to healthcare providers and pharmacies near you

And now? Local pharmacies are already booking appointments as county and private health care providers work out the details of what they will do. Max Chun has what we know here.

Q&A: I am eligible for a second COVID-19 booster shot. Should I get it? (LA Times)
Ready for a second booster? We’ll have to wait a bit (Max Chun)

What is over $6 million buying in Santa Cruz County?

A four bedroom, four bathroom English cottage style property for sale near Ocean View Park

Want to dream? Lookout checked out the most expensive properties for sale across the county, based on our recent finds in the “super rental” category. In this search, we found four properties asking for at least $6 million, while noticing acreage throughout the county asking for at least four times that amount. We have selected four houses to discover. Grace Stetson walks you through them here.

Book a Stay at a Santa Cruz ‘Super-Rental’: It’s Only $1,000 a Night

A Sober Thought: It’s Time to Expand Our Alcohol-Free Choices

Two of Front & Cooper's mocktails:

(Giovanni Moujaes / Belvedere Santa Cruz)

Land to be reconstructed: Millennials are leading the way as trends show a decline in alcohol consumption. Who locally responds to the new demands of the day? Not enough places, it turns out. Lily Belli sheds light on this topic here.

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First Friday takes off and buckles up for some big names in music

Find the work of Esa Chabe exhibited this first Friday at Treehouse in Soquel.

Best BOLO Bets: We’re not an April fool when we say we have a big weekend ahead of us on the arts and entertainment front. Wallace Baine and his team with more here.

Some California tenants will receive an additional three months of eviction protection

Anti-eviction signs decorate Rodney Drive apartments in Los Feliz.

Legislation signed: California extended its moratorium on evictions through June 30 in an emergency bill approved by lawmakers on Thursday, giving government officials an additional three months to deliver rent relief payments to tenants who have experienced hardships. financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the LA Times here.

Parents say their kids aren’t the same since COVID. US Secretary of Education listening

Los Angeles, CA

Speak out : Parents described behaviors usually associated with adolescence, but which seemed to be exacerbated in the extreme. They also described a school system that struggled to respond proportionately to student needs, a problem that predated the pandemic. More from the Times here.

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Without SAT, ACT, what is the next step for admissions in the State of California?

California State Campus

What we know: Cal State has joined the University of California in ending its use of an admissions test for freshmen. Now the system is creating a new set of eligibility criteria, the first change since 1965. The plan is to focus on high school students’ grades and life experiences. More CalMatters here.

US Army veterans answer Zelensky’s call to battle, but not all are chosen

As the refugees flee, a British volunteer fighter prepares to cross the border from Poland into Ukraine.

(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Who joins Hundreds, if not thousands, of foreign nationals have stormed into Ukraine to join the battle against the Russians. More from the Times here.

More from here & there

➤ Watsonville men’s soccer team to be honored at Saturday’s San Jose Earthquakes game (Sentinel)
➤ Scotts Valley teenager killed in solo crash (Sentinel)
➤ Privates Beach is going public in Santa Cruz (KSBW)
➤ Dear Cal Hawk found dead, likely killed by car, group says (SF Gate)
➤ Stanford student pays $50 an hour to be her personal assistant (SF Gate)

That’s all for Thursday, my friends. Please join me here tomorrow and we’ll end the week in style.

Marc Conley
Associate Editor