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image City Must Adopt Two-Pronged Approach to Address Budget and Social Services 480_15965205_1444529198915077_7679872294829045749_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
We need the commitment to support a unified strategy and the resolve to stay the course....
Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:26AM
text Oakland City Funding for Eviction Defense Support Expiring on June 30, 2017 by Posted By Lynda Carson
The situation is indeed dire. All funding from the City of Oakland for eviction defense work will end as of June 30, 2017, given the continuing ambiguity about CDBG funding that we’ve been told constrains the city’s ability to execute new contracts. In other words, the City of Oakland currently is not committed to fund eviction defense work once the 2016/2017 contracts expire....
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:15PM
image The McCoppin Sewar-Another SF fail? 480_img_0234_1.jpg by D. Boyer
The McCoppin hub is still in a state of neglect after it was fenced off in February 2017....
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:43PM
image New Restrictions on City Hall Access Must Be Reviewed by Council 480_18422993_1587576801276982_1988614087011077922_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Moratorium Pending Review is Appropriate Under the Circumstances...
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:42AM
image Group Files Lawsuit Against DWR Over Oroville Dam Asbestos Records 480_c93tarjuaaave_f.jpg-small_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“DWR’s culture is bound by secrecy to protect its image and its very slanted focus, which is to maximize water exports to its contractors,” stated AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis. “AquAlliance strongly believes that the public’s right to know is essential in a democracy and legally enforceable, something we are happy to take on.” Photo: Water releases from Lake Oroville going over the badly damaged spillway into the Feather River. Photo courtesy of California Department of...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:30PM
image Time to Revisit All-Volunteer Needle Exchange 480_18891699_10155529045959739_1950062665863627233_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Needle Exchange is Not the Problem, It is the Solution...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 4:19PM
document Santa Cruz blowing the leaves foia_request_big_wind_oct_10_16_r.pdf_140_.jpg by John Cohen-Colby
The majority of the Santa Cruz City Council and City Staff have been determined to drive away the "Freedom Sleepers" and "Survival Sleepers" resting first each Tuesday and then every night at the City Hall and Downtown Library....
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:46PM
text Nonprofit housing developer jacks up rent as Trump proposes $6.2 billion in cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
So-called nonprofit affordable housing developers see the writing on the wall and are jacking up the rents on the poor, elderly, and disabled renters in their projects as fast as they can, before the budget cuts take effect!...
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:15AM
image Hunger Strike Begins at Old Folsom State Prison 480_folsom-state-prison_1.jpg by Inmates
Our voice in here can be drowned out by administration, but those out there can help by making their voice heard in concern with our treatment. We urge you to contact all officials and ask questions on the conditions here, and make sure procedures are met for those hunger striking....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:13PM
calendar Community Feed before Occupy Oakland General Assembly by Occupy Oakland
Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, outside City Hall 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Sun May 28, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:35AM
image Hunger Strike Set to Begin May 25 at Folsom State Prison 480_folsom-state-prison_1.jpg by SF Bay View
All the prisoners held in Folsom’s ASU and Ad-Seg are without food bowls, therefore having to eat out of ziplock bags. They have no cups, needing to drink water from an old milk carton....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:58PM
calendar End Santa Cruz City Manager Martin Bernal’s Cruel War On Those Without Housing 480_martin_bernal_1000_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
Santa Cruz City Hall 
809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060...
Event Date: Tue May 23, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:31AM
image FightBack against City Manager's Anti-Homeless Signs at City Hall 480_santa-cruz-city-hall-personal-survival-property_1.jpg by Robert Norse
Throughout the past week, unhoused folks, who some call the Survival Sleepers, have defied the latest drive-em-out edicts of City Manager Martin Bernal. Other activists are planning protests at City Council next Tuesday. Bernal has refused to answer simple questions about his newly posted signs. Mayor Chase in a recent interview refused to put the issue on the May 23rd Agenda for Public Discussion and Vote....
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:44AM
image City Council Must Take the Next Logical Step Toward Addressing Homelessness 480_15995251_1442289482472382_2762801441525249653_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Creation of Task Force on Homelessness Remains a Good Idea...
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:56AM
text Santa Cruz NAMI to Host Deceitful D.J. Jaffe by Sylvia
NAMI invites D.J. Jaffe to tout anosognosia, part of his Insane Consequences book tour....
Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18AM
image New City Hall Restrictions Ambiguous and in Need of Clarity 480_18555840_10210713818216418_595847902730752693_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Questions About Legality Remain Unanswered...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:45PM
text Rob Bonta bill AB 423 fails in legislature to preserve Oakland SRO hotels by Lynda Carson
Until the Ellis Act is amended to protect Oakland SROs, there is little the city can do to protect renters in SROs from greedy landlords being supported by the California Apartment Association, and their BIG MONEY corrupting influence to pay off politicians to vote against renter protections!...
Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:00AM
calendar Emergency Freedom Sleepers Sleep Out Tonight ! by Keith McHenry (posting by Norse)
809 Center St. City Hall Courtyard and Sidewalk along Center St...
Event Date: Fri May 12, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:17PM
image Sonoma County Rent Crisis and the Effect on Millennials 480_living_with_a_parent.jpg by Ross Galleto, Kristina Jaco, Iyla Knight...
Investigative Research on Sonoma County's Rent Crisis and the effect it is having on millennials....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 4:30PM
text Healthcare in Sonoma County: Uninsured Continues by Emily Kyle, Irma Saucedo, Yoseline Bean
Investigative Research on Healthcare in Sonoma County, specifically the uninsured....
Posted: Sun May 7, 2017 8:11PM