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Students Blaze at UC Santa Cruz on Four Twenty, 2008
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
Thousands of students from around the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas participated in a "Four Twenty" celebration in Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz on April 20th, 2008. Four Twenty (420) is a time of day when people, often a group of friends, smoke cannabis together or eat foods cooked with it. For that reason, April 20th has evolved into a counterculture holiday where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Porter Meadow at UCSC has traditionally been the largest 420 gathering place around, and this year was said to be even larger than 2007. Despite the severe measures initiated by the UCSC administration to curtail the unorganized convergence, folks showed they were determined to experience Four Twenty as one large group of people in the Porter Meadow.
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§Checkpoint at the Main Entrance
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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A sign along the road stated:

"Visitor, Staff & Faculty Parking Permits

* We will need to see photo ID
* Be prepared to show vehicle registration

Currently enrolled students can only purchase parking permits at the main Sales Office not the Kiosk."

You can read about other measures taken by UCSC:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/17/18493504.php
§Crossing
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Path to Oakes College
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§420 in Porter Meadow
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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Porter College is in the background
§Smoke in Porter Meadow
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Nadie es ilegal
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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Nobody is illegal
§Looking Down Porter Meadow
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§KTVU 2
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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talking to the corporate media is usually a bad idea..
§Faded
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Kurt Vonnegut, jr.
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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Welcome to the Monkey House
§San Jose and Salinas, represent!
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Cannabis
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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Cannabis is an annual, dioecious, flowering herb. The leaves are palmately compound, with serrate leaflets. The first pair of leaves usually have a single leaflet, the number gradually increasing up to a maximum of about thirteen leaflets per leaf (usually seven or nine), depending on variety and growing conditions. At the top of a flowering plant, this number again diminishes to a single leaflet per leaf. The lower leaf pairs usually occur in an opposite leaf arrangement and the upper leaf pairs in an alternate arrangement on the main stem of a mature plant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis
§Gas Mask
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Five Footer
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Ounce
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Blunt
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§San Francisco, represent!
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§"Onion"
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Path to Porter
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:02 AM
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§Kush Not Bush
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:03 AM
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§Meadow Blaster
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:04 AM
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§Disarm UCSC No War
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:04 AM
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Military... Welcome to UCSC
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/15/18493070.php
§Macaw Kite
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:05 AM
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§Berimbau
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:05 AM
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The berimbau is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. The berimbau's origins are not entirely clear, but there is not much doubt on its African origin, as no Indigenous Brazilian or European people use musical bows, and very similar instruments are played in the southern parts of Africa. The berimbau was eventually incorporated into the practice of the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, where it commands how the capoeiristas move in the roda.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berimbau
§Flute
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:06 AM
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§Students Pickup Trash Left By Others
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:06 AM
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§Didgeridoo
by ~Bradley Monday Apr 21st, 2008 1:07 AM
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The didgeridoo (or didjeridu) is a wind instrument of the Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Musicologists classify it as an aerophone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didgeridoo