Here we go, launching into a new era of covering the cultural scene in Santa Cruz County. What better way to start it all off than this image from reader Jeff Meek of Santa Cruz’s oddest duck, Robert the Umbrella Man. Robert, at one time a daily (you fill in the blank here — treasure, hero, annoyance, disgrace) in downtown Santa Cruz, disappeared from view last year. Here he is in El Palomar taco bar. Thanks, Jeff.
Note: My original post referred to Robert as having a “borderline personality disorder.” It was not meant clinically, and it was in poor taste. I hereby take it back.