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text Oakland’s affordable housing threatened by Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
Two wealthy high ranking Trustees of the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation demanding budget cuts to HUD and other non-defense federal programs reside in the Bay Area, including Jerry Hume (George H. Hume) of San Francisco, and Nersi Nazari of Atherton!...
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:08AM
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 California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration aclu_ca_schools.png by via ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco, March 23, 2017 - Dozens of California school districts and leading education organizations today announced the filing of an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County in its legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:44PM
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 Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie. by Mike Zint & JP Massar
Governments need to take a serious look at how we have succeeded – and how they could help us succeed better. They need to take stability seriously. They need to allow an environment where stability can exist. And that means cities need to change how they are doing things when housing simply does not exist or is unaffordable....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11AM
calendar Court Support for Dejuan Hall - Brutally Beaten by Vallejo Police 480_dejuanhall_1.jpg by Anti Police-Terror Project
Fairfield Superior Court, Department 9 600 Union Avenue, Fairfield, California 94533...
Event Date: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:33PM
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 Community support remains strong as Yuvette Henderson lawsuit goes forward by Matthew Gerring
A judge in the US District Court in Oakland denied a motion on Monday to dismiss charges in the case of Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old woman killed by Emeryville police on February 3rd, 2015....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:31AM
image "Outsourced" UCSF Tech Workers And CWA UPTE Unionists Protest Outsourcing Of Public Worker Jobs 480_ucsf_it_layed_off_workers_saying_good_by_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
UCSF Bosses and UC Regents and UC President Napolitano are outsourcing high tech jobs at UCSF for more profits. Governor Jerry Brown and his appointments on the Regents are using H1B workers to outsource US jobs from a public university....
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:22PM
calendar Faith Resistance: Divest from the Pipeline flyer.divest.pdf_140_.jpg by David Brazil
First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland 94612...
Event Date: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:29PM
image Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right 480_88-30_1.jpg by Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA
Approximately 75 people showed up to the ‘March on Berkeley,’ on March 4th, 2017, an event organized by Richard Black of Southern California, to support the Presidency of Donald Trump. The march was to coincide with a national day of action planned in support of Trump, who faces a crisis of legitimacy and drastically dropping support in polls....
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:06PM
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
audio Brytanee Brown on Housing and Urban Displacement: Oakland and New Orleans (audio/mpeg 9.8mb) by WTUL New Orleans 9.15 News & Views
Oakland-based activist Brytanee Brown joins WTUL News and Views in the studio to discuss housing as a women's issue, re-imagining the language and intentions of urban planning and design, and some solutions for combatting urban displacement....
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:21AM
calendar Candlelight Vigil and March for Jesús Alberto Geney Montes 480_jesus-alberto-geney-montes-march-santa-clara_1.jpg by Family of Jesús
Santa Clara Christian School Soccer Fields, 3421 Monroe St., Santa Clara...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:28PM
document Significant Victory in Yuvette Henderson Civil Case, Summary Judgment Denied yuvettehenderson_order_denying_msj.pdf_140_.jpg by APTP
Judge Ryu denied the motion for summary judgment filed by the City of Emeryville and Officer Williams. Her decision is attached. What this means is that the judge concluded that Yuvette Henderson's family has sufficient evidence to take the case to trial....
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36PM
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