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Briefs: POMP ADORE, BETTER EXPRESS

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A television costume designer is returning to Santa Cruz to help with a grooooovy celebration. The hip gal is “Mad Men” designer Tiffany White Stanton, who graduated in 2003 from UCSC, a school that, for those who don’t know, opened in 1965. Hey, that was 50 years ago! And for a wacky 50th Anniversary commemoration, Stanton will judge contestants at the university’s “Dress Like It’s 1965 Day.”

Students will roll out their dashing looks at the Quarry Plaza on Thursday, Jan. 15 from noon to 2 p.m., and the ones who make the cut will earn inalienable bragging rights (with the obvious caveat that these bragging rights actually expired 49 years ago). Up until the event, UCSC will be sharing Stanton’s old-fashioned tips on social media for how to look totally outta sight.

BETTER EXPRESS

January is Positive Parenting Awareness Month, as proclaimed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

First 5 Santa Cruz County runs the Positive Parenting Program. To mark the occasion, the group will release its Pocket Guide For Parents of Children with Special Needs and offer a number of classes that begin this month. According to First 5, 78 percent of parents who receive in-depth support through Triple P report improvements in their children’s behaviors. And 90 percent of parents who experience significant challenges also report improvements in their children’s behaviors, as well as a decrease in their stress.

This month’s events and classes, some of which are in Spanish, stretch from Felton to Watsonville. For more information, visit www.first5scc.org.

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