Today, we take a look at President Trump’s selections to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department. Plus reports on happenings in DC and Santa Cruz related to Trump’s inauguration, earlier today.
Plus a calendar of events and the return of our Surf Report, on a day that is bringing us coastal flooding and very dangerously high surf. Stick around!
1:38 Why CA Has a Lot at Stake in EPA Selection (Maurer/CANS)
1:55 Zinke in the Interior Department (Fishman/Logan Pollard CANS)
DC update from Lux
KZSC reporters and other UCSC student media makers are in Washington DC this weekend, to bring back news and views from the people witnessing, and in some cases resisting, the inauguration of Donald J Trump. The Women’s March is tomorrow, and we hope to have some of the team’s coverage broadcast throughout Saturday as well. Here’s a taste of what they’re seeing, from KZSC Station Manager, Lux.
Student Protest for Inauguration
UC Santa Cruz students, faculty and staff gathered at 9 this morning in Kresge for and event called The People’s Inauguration. This began a march through campus and into downtown by way of Bay and Mission streets, while chanting and cheering in a peaceful manner.
Interviews from Dylan Fabris
Dylan Fabris interviewed students and community members during the protest.
Speech at Protest in Downtown. The UC Santa Cruz march met up with a rally planned for downtown Santa Cruz, near the clocktower at Pacific Avenue and Water Street. The streets were closed down by police, snarling traffic, while the crowd heard speeches.
Throughout the day traffic blocked Water Street between Cedar Street and River Street and further road closures were expected throughout downtown. Police officers are asking for calm and patience with the closures.
Morgan Corona gave us an update during the beginning of the protest in Downtown in Santa Cruz.
Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Sydney Fishman reported on the progression of the protest and the positive and peaceful energy that seemed to be held throughout the community.
Afternoon Workshop Interview
From 12-5PM community workshops have been taking place Downtown. Sydney Fishman interviewed Desiree Banzhaf from Sanctuary Santa Cruz for immigrant rights in Santa Cruz County about Desiree’s role in the protest.
If you’re interested in getting involved, there is still community gathering downtown. From 5:30 to 7 tonight, a rally at the clock tower will march down Pacific Avenue to the Louden Nelson community center, for a workshop called Resources for Resisting.
It’s been a while, but we wanted to bring back our surf report today.
HOWEVER, in the Monterey Bay, a high surf warning has been issued. A large swell train is now arriving and will continue through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Peak swells are expected tonight and Saturday, reaching as his as 24 to 28 feet, with 14 to 15 second periods. Very dangerous rogue waves of 30 feet or greater are possible during this time frame.
A high surf warning means that large and battering surf could damage coastal structures and will make swimming and walking along the coast very dangerous.
With those important life and safety risks in mind, here’s Car Hair with your Surf Report for the weekend. #Tubular.