SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Health, Housing, and Public Services

Fri Jul 22 2011 Major Santa Cruz “Smart” Meter Forum Set For August 3rd
“Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Emergency Santa Cruz Townhall Forum Critics of ‘smart’ meters say the meters are anti-consumer, a false solution to climate change and a threat to health, privacy, safety, and the environment. More than 45 cities and counties throughout the state of California agree. Thirteen local governments have even gone so far as to criminalize the wireless meters- including Watsonville, Capitola, and Santa Cruz County. The “Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Townhall Forum on Wednesday, August 3rd at the Louden Nelson Center in Santa Cruz will feature a panel of national experts who will answer questions on the subject, including Joshua Hart of StopSmartMeters.Org and Dr. Karl Maret of the Aptos Dove Health Alliance.

Wellington Energy- a Pennsylvania based contractor for PG&E- has resumed installation of wireless “smart” meters throughout Santa Cruz county as of late June, violating local laws that prohibit installations due to urgent concerns about health impacts from the meters’ wireless pulses, which have been measured at 100-150 times the cumulative radiation exposure of a cell phone, as well as privacy violations, ongoing accuracy issues and a series of fires and explosions caused by the new meters. The company is operating out of a yard at 38th and Portola in Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz County.

imc_calendar.gifRead more | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifInterview with Joshua Hart at Wellington Yard | Two More Arrested at Santa Cruz County Smart Meter Protest | Smart Meter Fight Red Hot in Santa Cruz County | Santa Cruz County Sheriff Wowak Enabling Illegal "Smart" Meter Installations | imc_video.gifSanta Cruz 'Smart' Meter Protests Intensify | previous coverage: Stop Smart Meters! Director Joshua Hart Arrested in Capitola

03/26/15 Statewide Actions To End Solitary Confinement to Continue on 23rd of Each Month   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/25/15 Fire Ravages Long-Time Anarchist and Artist Warehouses on 23rd and 24th Streets in Oakland   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action
03/24/15 Protesters Shut Down Sprouts Farmers Market to Stop Planned Development of Historic Gill Tract   Environment & Forest Defense | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | North Bay / Marin
03/18/15 UC Santa Cruz Students Charged for Blocking Highway also Face Student Judicial Action   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/14/15 Medicine Lake is a Sacred Place and Needs to be Protected at All Costs, Tribal Chair Says   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
03/12/15 Excessive Force Complaint Triggers External Review of SCPD Officers' Actions   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/11/15 CA Protests Link Tuition Hikes and Privatization of Education to Expanding Police State   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
03/08/15 Amilcar Perez-Lopez Killed by Plain Clothes San Francisco Police in the Mission   Racial Justice | Immigrant Rights
03/07/15 Station 40 Collective Faces Eviction as Mission Gentrification & Displacement Continues   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism
03/03/15 Graduate Students Host Teach-In to Address Institutionalized Racism at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare   Education & Student Activism
03/03/15 Community in Mourning After UC Berkeley Destroys 60 Trees on Historic Gill Tract Arboretum   Environment & Forest Defense