SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Peninsula | Womyn

All Signs Point to Victory for Juana Briones!
by Raging Grannies ( info [at] raginggrannies.com )
Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM
More Good News for activists working to save the 1840's home of humanitarian/healer Juana Briones in the hills of Palo Alto:

When Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Leslie Nichols voided Jaim Nulman and Avelyn Welczer's demolition permit for the historic Juana Briones home on June 6, attorney for preservationists Susan Brandt-Hawley wrote to supporters, "We did it!"

The judge wrote that the city needs to conduct an environmental impact review that considers "feasible alternatives" to demolition. The city could receive the order as early as this week.

The group Friends of Juana Briones filed suit against Palo Alto in April 2007 after working for years urging the city to make the home's owners preserve the house, as required by the terms of their purchase contract.

"This was the last possible way to save this home," the Friends' lawyer told the Palo Alto Daily News. "More often than not, a solution is found at this stage," she added.

All photos by Kim Kinoshita
Part I of this story is at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/06/07/18505094.php
§Salva la casa!
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

§display
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

§Las Abuelitas Enojadas
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

Raging Grannies sang:
Song for Juana
tune: La Cucaracha

Juana Briones Juana Briones
What a super awesome Gal
Juana Briones Juana Briones
Could have been a Granny pal

On this occasion
this glad occasion
We cele-BRATE her legacy
We honor Juana, Juana Briones
Heroine to you and me

She was a woman
A brave strong woman
Saved the sick and helped the weak
It's time that women
Women like Juana
Found their place in his-to-ry
§"Granny" Olga looks to the skies!
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

Give us a sign, Juana! We sing this for you!
(With mariachis and Granny tuba player accompanying)

Juana We'll Save Your House

tune: Good Night Irene

Juana, we'll save your House
Juana don't cry
With Raging Grannies on your side
No need to say Good bye

Her house sits on a hillside
There it shall remain
Her spirit walks the hills at night
The wind whisPERS her name

Juana we'll save your House
Juana don't cry
with friends and neighbors on your side
No need to say Good bye

They wanted to destroy it
But Judge Ni-CHOLS said NO
Environmental Impact
Will save her house we know

Juana we'll save your house
Juana don't cry
With friends and neighbors on your side
No need to say goodbye!


§17 Abuelitas in all
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

Our sign means Raging Grannies of course!
§What would Juana Want?
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

§Activists all
by Raging Grannies Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008 2:04 AM

On the left, activist Clark Akatiff
On the right, former East Palo Alto Mayor and Latino History Instructor Ruben Abrica. In between, Grannies cuttin' up.