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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 Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Contrary to Assurances, Collaborates with ICE 480_santa-cruz-county-sheriff-jim-hart-ice-dhs_1.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Evidence given to Sanctuary activists proves that Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart has been collaborating on “immigration-only” enforcement by ICE. Hart refuses to change the County Jail’s policies, which are voluntary....
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:01PM
image Report on Projection at Oakland Coliseum 480_18447645_682886315247099_3945100374897649092_n_1.jpg by a
Don the Con has admitted to obstructing justice, and he should be impeached. We tried to project just that on a billboard next to Oracle Coliseum, after a Warriors game (victory!). IMPEACH didn't fit the sign as well as Fuck Trump. As fireworks went up so did the chant, "Fuck Trump! Fuck Trump!"...
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:34PM
image Every Vote Counts: A Look at the Santa Cruz County Elections Department 480_every-vote-counts-santa-cruz-county_1.jpg by Santa Cruz County Grand Jury
The Grand Jury did an exhaustive investigation of the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. Despite claims of fraud nationally we found no such evidence here. We detail the protections that ensure the integrity of the voting process, and the impressive effort, dedication, and professionalism of our Elections Department....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:27PM
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
document Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System lccr-report-paying-more-for-being-poor-may-2017.pdf_140_.jpg by LCCR
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 and AB 412) would address many of the disparities....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:13PM
image Western States Petroleum Association Leads Lobbying Spending This Year 480_800_cathy_with_jacket_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
To combat the power of oil industry money in California, a diverse array of activists is organizing an “Oil Money Out, People Power In”march and rally in Sacramento, May 20 from 12 PM to 3 PM. The event will begin and end at the Governor’s Mansion, 1526 H Street. Photo: Catherine Reheis-Boyd is President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and served as the Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create "marine protected areas" in ...
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:00PM
text Tell Oakland's City Council: Defund OPD, Invest in Community by APTP
The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun. We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city's resources. It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:20AM
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
text An Open Letter to the Berkeley City Council: Police Militarization, Urban Shield and Trump by James McFadden
Voting to endorse police cooperation with the FBI and Homeland Security creates a direct threat to the citizens of Berkeley. The City Council needs to take a moral stand and make a statement: “Berkeley will not cooperate with this xenophobic and racist Trump administration.”...
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:49PM
image Oakland Committee Voting On Ending Secretive Surveillance 480_op-logo.jpg by Brian Hofer / Oakland Privacy Working Group
Up For Consideration on Tuesday before the Oakland City Council's Public Safety Committee, a Transparency Ordinance Grants Community Control Over Spying Equipment Use....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 9:58AM
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
image California African American Heritage on display at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park 480_william-alexander-leidesdorff__3__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
People of African ancestry provided the financial venture capital, cooks , barrel making and much, much more. Our “hidden figures” await legal statutory authority to facilitate sharing the story daily as part of an inclusive content of the authentic California Gold Rush Experience. The legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. will open the archives of "hidden figures" of Black Agriculture along the American River Parkway, ( 1840 -1875 ) to stimulate a new conversation of valui...
Posted: Sun May 7, 2017 12:15AM
text California Apartment Association suspends legal challenges against Richmond rent control by Lynda Carson
Among the filthy rich billionaires who gave money to the CAA, but lost in the battle against rent control in Richmond and Mountain View includes Berkshire Hathaway Home Services owned by Warren Buffet, Equity Residential owned by Sam Zell, and Prometheus Real Estate Group owned by Jackie Diller Salfier and the Diller family....
Posted: Sat May 6, 2017 9:56PM
image Homelessness: Our Failure As A Society 120_santa-cruz-post-office-homeless-campout-2.jpg by Micah Posner
While the City of Santa Cruz is statistically better than the County of Santa Cruz at providing low income housing, it is much worse in the way that it denigrates and criminalizes people who cannot afford the rents being offered....
Posted: Fri May 5, 2017 12:30PM
image Oil Money Out, People Power In Rally Set for May 20 in Sacramento! 480_18222698_1331293483584642_6915470649489500567_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This spending spree has paid huge dividends for these companies, allowing them to dismantle and crush any meaningful legislation that might significantly curb their power to drill and pollute in California,” said David Braun, www.rootskeeper.org. “Pay-to-play politics has allowed the dirtiest polluters in the world to legally poison our communities and exacerbate the climate crisis.”...
Posted: Thu May 4, 2017 11:39AM
calendar Shut Down Monsanto in Woodland: Largest Biotech Seed Research Facility in the World 480_shut-down-monsanto-woodland-may-22-2017_1.jpg by The Anti-Monsanto Project
Monsanto 12790 Gorman Lane Woodland, CA Meet at Raley's 367 W. Main Street Woodland, CA...
Event Date: Mon May 22, 2017 4:00AM
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 11:30PM
calendar Rally and March Against Monsanto at State Capitol in Sacramento 480_march-against-monsanto-may-20-2017_1.jpg by The Anti-Monsanto Project
South Steps of the State Capital in Sacramento 11th and N...
Event Date: Sat May 20, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 11:28PM
text DACA Recipients Worried For Their Future by Nicole Wilcox
Individuals under the DACA administration are worried for their futures. President Trump has made it clear he is going to make changes towards the immigration policies. DACA recipients are waiting anxiously to hear what he will do....
Posted: Wed May 3, 2017 5:04PM