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calendar Remembering Michael Randell Mears 480_mike_sc_1_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
Our friend Micheal Mears died of hypothermia on February 17, 2017 in Santa Cruz. His Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM outside Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, California...
Event Date: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:30PM
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59PM
video Video: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb) by Alex Darocy
At the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on February 28, questions from members of the public, and subsequently those of Vice Mayor David Terrazas and Council Member Sandy Brown, prompted Chief of Police Kevin Vogel to admit there has been an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent embedded in the Santa Cruz Police Department for years, despite the fact that by law, Santa Cruz is a Sanctuary City. The questions were part of the massive public outcr...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:38PM
image City of Santa Cruz: Ban Gas-powered and High Noise Leaf Blowers 480_gas_powered_leaf_blower_1.jpg by Ban Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
Make Santa Cruz healthier for our residents! Please ban gas-powered leaf blowers and high noise leaf blowers above 55 decibels....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:37PM
image Nazi Flyers Posted in Downtown Santa Cruz 480_santa-cruz-nazi-watch_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Antifa
Fascist fliers are being posted in the downtown Santa Cruz area; both of these were found along Laurel Street....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:24PM
image Remembering Michael Mears 480_img_2746_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Remembrance Gathering April 11 at City Hall...
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:14PM
text Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 21, 2017 — In response to a lawsuit by several oil industry trade groups, a Kern County judge yesterday temporarily halted efforts by California oil regulators to shut down hundreds of oil company injection wells dumping toxic fluid into aquifers that should be protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The wells affected by the ruling are in at least six California counties: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15PM
text California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
text Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
'Resist Trump's BLM' Rally at Salinas Hearing on Fracking on Public Land...
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:02PM
image YARR Training Attracts Crowd of Santa Cruz Supporters 480_yarr_santa_cruz_1_1_1.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Saturday’s YARR (Your Allied Rapid Response) Open House and Legal Observer Training attracted a crowd of nearly 150 people to hear about how they could be part of the Rapid Response Team of Sanctuary Santa Cruz, supporting community members who are targets of an ICE raid or other forms of harassment or bullying....
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:41AM
image Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban prejudice_rewritten_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
March 13, 2017 - A UC Santa Cruz graduate student researching the nature of the universe in collaboration with an Iranian scientist, a California woman planning a celebration of her recent marriage to a Syrian man, and an Iranian student unable to reunite with his wife are challenging Donald Trump’s latest attempt at an unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim ban. The suit, Al-Mowafak v. Trump, was originally filed on February 2, 2017 and was amended this afternoon. Plaintiffs are represen...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:58PM
text Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
Proposal Could Auction 700,000 Acres in California for Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29PM
calendar Resist Trump's BLM! trump_bureau_of_land_management_blm.jpg by Yes on Measure Z- Protect Our Water
CSUMB-National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:14PM
image The Road Not Taken san_lorenzo_river.jpg by Rick Longinotti, SC Desal Alternatives
Tomorrow at 7pm the Santa Cruz City Council will hear about the progress that the Water Department is making on the plan for water security by 2025. It seems like a good time to look at "the road not taken"....
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:26PM
image Anti-Homeless Fence Decorating Party 480_anti-homeless-architecture-fence-decorating-party-santa-cruz-post-office_1_1_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
Anti-homeless architecture is common in Santa Cruz, including hi-frequency Mosquito Boxes in parks, removing planter boxes and free speech zones on Pacific, replacing the City Hall lawn with gravel and rocks, and now the ugly chain link fencing at the historic downtown post office. On March 11 and 12, Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs decorated the anti-homeless fence at the post office to make it more attractive. Signs, toys, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, soap, clothes, shoes, flowers, and str...
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:16PM
image Downtown Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz During International Women's Day Strike 480_international-womens-day-strike-santa-cruz-2017-1-pacific-avenue-downtown_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
On March 8, striking community members marched through downtown Santa Cruz in solidarity with Women's Strikes organized around the world on International Women's Day as a follow up to the massive Women's Marches held on January 21, 2017, the day after the Inauguration of Trump. [Top photo: Marching down Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. Scroll down for more photos.]...
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:44PM
image Anti-Homeless Architecture — Anti-Homeless Fence at the Post Office in Santa Cruz 480_po_fence_1_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
A safe dry shelter for over a dozen of our homeless friends is now being fenced off and one of our city's most historic and beautiful buildings is being defaced....
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 7:52PM
calendar Court Support for DAMN Member Arrested at Houselessness Protest 480_direct_action_monterey_network_1.jpg by Direct Action Monterey Network
Santa Cruz County Courthouse 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 5:49PM
image Police Department Bombshell: ICE Inside SCPD 480_irene-o-conell-city-council_1.jpg by Chris Krohn
I've been writing a column about Santa Cruz city council politics, and the general goings-on in Surf City. Of course, it is from my perspective as a city council member, and director of the internship program in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. I would love your feedback on this column....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:38PM
image International Women's Day 2017 Santa Cruz 3-8-17 480_064_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Streets in downtown Santa Cruz were shut down while many people demonstrated for International Women's Day 2017...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 6:28PM
image Santa Cruz Safeway: Remove Driscoll's Berries! 480_boycott-driscolls-solidarity_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's
In solidarity with farmworkers in San Quintín, Mexico who are fighting for union contracts, we are asking Safeway in Santa Cruz to discontinue carrying Driscoll's....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 3:47PM