Scary Surfing

Half Moon Bay surfer Ian Banner. Credit Brian Overfelt
Half Moon Bay surfer Ian Banner. Credit Brian Overfelt

Scary surfing! 60 foot waves! The Mavericks big-wave surfing contest is on for this Sunday. Should make for fun videos and hopefully the media stand is further back this year so it doesn’t get swamped by a rogue wave.

Santa Cruz County Implements Moratorium On Gun Shops

SC BoS Public Hearing
Overflow Crowd

Yesterday I attended the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors public comment hearing on a moratorium for new gun/ammunition stores. This is a very heated topic in light of the recent series of high profile shootings and the public let their voice be heard. However, it is clear in the final 5 to 0 vote in favor of the moratorium that the Supes had their minds made up beforehand.

Yes, indeed there wasn’t a thought put into the public hearing. If there was any influence by the public whatsoever, at least one supervisor would have voted against the moratorium. I counted 117 people in attendance at one moment and over half the speakers were passionately against the moratorium.

I discussed this topic as host of KSCO Presents yesterday on air with surprise callers and a guest. Listen online or download from theĀ podcast site right HERE