Opinion: Monitoring preservation efforts in Santa Cruz County
I don’t think there is anyone more qualified to write about Watsonville’s open space issues than Tony nuñez. He’s been reporting on them for years; in fact, he made his debut in the news covering land use policy as it applied to liquor licenses in Watsonville. The state of Watsonville’s green spaces – its farmland, parks, unique landscape – has been at the center of his mind ever since.
So when you read this week’s cover story and feel like the author absolutely knows all the social and political context around U measurement– well, that’s because he does it. This is pretty much a definitive story on the subject, and I urge you to read it not only for what it explains about development and conservation in Watsonville, but also to know how it fits into the picture. broader development and conservation in Santa Cruz County as a whole.
I also wanted to do a little tune-up here for the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, which ends Saturday with its final show at Laurel Park. I went to the one last week, which featured some hilarious headliner sets Jackie Kashian, Phil griffiths, Dave nihil and more. It’s great to relive the comedy experience live, outdoors in a spacious and safe environment. This latest show features one of Bay Area comedy’s biggest names, headlining Emily van dyke (substitute Chris Estrada, who had to drop out due to a family emergency), as well as André Orolfo and Emma Arnold. Go to dnascomedylab.com and click on “Events” to get tickets.
Finally, you have already received your reminder bulletin. Dont forget to vote ! Our apathy is what a lot of unskilled (and, frankly, scary) people rely on – don’t let them win.
STEVE PALOPOLI | CHIEF EDITOR