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text Four people died at Oakland housing deathtrap run by nonprofit organizations by Lynda Carson
Allegedly over 100 others plus some squatters in the building were desperately displaced from their transitional housing, that reportedly involved three nonprofit organizations!...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:18PM
calendar Eviction Defense! in East Oakland 480_reclaim-our-home_1.jpg by ACCE
6521 Bancroft Ave. in East Oakland...
Event Date: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:32PM
text As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos by via Safe Ag Safe Schools
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
image Fire Relief Benefit for 2551 San Pablo in Oakland 480_2551-san-pablo-oakland_1.jpg by via Jonah Strauss
In the early morning hours of Monday, March 27th, a four-alarm fire erupted at 2551 San Pablo. There were fatalities. The building was primarily a home for extremely low-income people of color....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:59PM
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
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
image Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie. 480_ftcfth-stability-essay-camp_1.jpg 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
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
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
text Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California by Lynda Carson
Based on the documents from the Senate Appropriations Committee, this is an updated impact of some of the proposed cuts to HUD. Below are some of the numbers in regards to how California will be affected if Trump’s proposed $6 billion in budget cuts to HUD are enacted. This information may change if the budget cutting numbers are not final, regardless these numbers should assist tenant and housing activists in opposing the proposed budget cuts to HUD, by the Trump regime....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00AM
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 Trump regime may cut HUD’s budget by $6 billion or more 120_houselessness_grows_balconies.jpg by Lynda Carson
Oakland has been receiving around $1.5 million per year in recent years from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) that is shared throughout the city by 7 districts. Now that the CDBG program is being targeted for elimination by the Trump regime, it will result in a great hardship for many residents in Oakland!...
Posted: Thu Mar 9, 2017 6:08AM
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
calendar Strike & Dig at UC Gill Tract Community Farm by Katrina Wehrheim
UC Gill Tract Community Farm is in Berkeley on San Pablo Ave, at the intersection with Marin...
Event Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017 9:30AM
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 11:50AM
image The Next Big Thing: A Rent Control/Rent Stabilization Ordinance in Santa Cruz img_1880.jpg by Steve Pleich
This Conversation Needs to Start Now!...
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 11:41AM
calendar Native Lives Matter: Justice for Respected Indigenous Elder & Movement Leader Dr. Lehman L. Brightman 480_una_press_release_3-3-2017_justice_for_dr._brightman_1_1_1.jpg by Quanah Parker Brightman
We invite members of the press to join us Monday March 6, 2017 from 1:00pm -2:00pm at the Contra Costa Public Guardian located at 624 Ferry St, Martinez, CA 94553 Help Us Stop This Fast Growing Epidemic of Elder Abuse and Protect our Beloved Senior Citizens....
Event Date: Mon Mar 6, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 11:16AM
image Steve Schlicht and Take Back Santa Cruz are Linked to Hate Sites 480_santa-mierda-santa-cruz-steve-schlicht_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News Network
Web designer Steve Schlicht, of the group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC), is the anonymous blogger behind the Santa Mierda website, according to information circulated by former Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Candidate Bob Lamonica and posted to his website. It is the first concrete evidence linking Steve Schlicht to the production of santamierda.com, which has been called a "rabid anti-homeless website" by one homeless advocate in Santa Cruz, and a hate site by others. Besides being a m...
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 6:54PM