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California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:44PM
Pussy Riot Raises Free Speech Issues Through a "Biased Informative Musical"
Pussy Riot takes on a different way to raise awareness to free speech issues in Russia, and other countries, by presenting the audience a "Biased Informative Musical"....
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:57PM
As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
Granite Construction Company 585 W Beach St, Watsonville...
Event Date: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:21PM
Miguel Masso Strikes Again
Miguel Masso and officers like him – victims of trauma from being in the military or otherwise, those who see a gun behind every shadow, hotheads, “cowboys,” and those whose ego prevent them from dealing with the public with restraint and respect when the public is not reciprocating, do not belong on police forces....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02PM
Remembering Michael Randell Mears
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: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb)
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
City of Santa Cruz: Ban Gas-powered and High Noise 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
Nazi Flyers Posted in Downtown Santa Cruz
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
Remembering Michael Mears
Remembrance Gathering April 11 at City Hall...
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:14PM
Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers
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
California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry
'Resist Trump's BLM' Rally at Salinas Hearing on Fracking on Public Land...
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:02PM
YARR Training Attracts Crowd of Santa Cruz Supporters
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
Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban
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
Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry
Proposal Could Auction 700,000 Acres in California for Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29PM
Resist Trump's BLM!
CSUMB-National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:14PM
The Road Not Taken
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
Anti-Homeless Fence Decorating Party
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
Downtown Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz During International Women's Day Strike
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