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image Crackdown from Police against the Freedom Sleepers 120_freedom_sleepers_santa_cruz.jpg original image ( 350x293) - by via Freedom Sleepers
The City of Santa Cruz and its police department have decided to crush the Freedom Sleepers protests at Santa Cruz City Hall, and today they launched the first strike of their campaign. At 1 p.m. they put little red hoods on all of the parking meters around city hall, and have indicated that they will ticket and then tow any vehicles parked in these spaces. The first casualty of this action was Keith McHenry, the founder of the international humanitarian organization Food Not Bombs, whose lit...
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 3:48PM
image City Hall Sleepout #7 120_community-sleepout-santa-cruz-city-hall-1.jpg original image ( 1000x668) - by Alex Darocy
Community members protesting laws that ban sleeping in public held their seventh community sleepout at Santa Cruz City Hall on August 25.
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 3:29PM
image OPEN CITY for Performers and Artists: A Brief Period with no Rules! 120_dta_6.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by Brent Adams
The city has inadvertently removed all performance and vending spaces downtown instead of just those that activists had painted themselves, leaving downtown an OPEN CITY for performers and artist/vendors.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:24PM
text Richmond’s renters protections take a sinister turn - by Lynda Carson
In a world of dirty dogs, greedy landlords and conniving realtors, this latest attack on renters rights goes beyond the pale and should be investigated to determine if Mayor Tom Butt is involved in the plot against Richmond’s working class renters!
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:51PM
image Defending Public Space - More on why driving artists off of Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz is a crime 120_538_500_spray_paint_police_photo.jpg original image ( 500x538) - by Keith McHenry
SUPPORT THE BLUE BOX 2 DRIVING ARTISTS OFF OF PACIFIC AVENUE IS A CRIME Monday, August 31, 2015 8:00 AM The Superior Court of California-Santa Cruz 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Free vegan breakfast
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:01PM
calendar Alex and Jeff "Freedom Painters" Go to Court Hearing - by Robert Norse
701 Ocean St. Basement of the County Building Dept. 10
Event Date:Tue Sep 1, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:35PM
calendar Freedom Sleepers Back To Bed Down at City Hall in 8th SleepOut - by Phil Posner (posting by Norse)
City Hall Courtyard and Nearby Sidewalk at 809 Center St. across from the Main Library on one side and Civic Auditorium on the other.
Event Date:Tue Sep 1, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:10PM
image Mapping Displacement and Gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area 120_ucberkeley-gentrification-displacement.jpg original image ( 1874x776) - by Urban Displacement Project
The Bay Area’s booming jobs and housing market necessitates a careful look at the causes and consequences of neighborhood change to protect residents that are most vulnerable to potentially being displaced. Wages for the Bay Area’s low income residents have not kept pace with the sky-rocketing housing prices resulting in massive demographic shifts in the area.
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:48PM
image Court Hearing for Food Not Bombs Cofounder, Arrested for Spray Painting Blue Squares in SC 120_arrest-earthfirst-santacruz.jpg original image ( 489x335) - by Earth First!
On Tuesday, August 25, the founder of Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry, was arrested and charged with a felony along with local hero, Abbi Samuels, for spraypainting markings on the sidewalk that “‘imitate’ actual city authorized markings.” The action took place in support of local artists who are being driven off the sidewalks by a gentrifying police policy.
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:34PM
image The Other Mom of the Tannery Crisis 120_tannery_arts_center_fund_santa_cruz.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by via Palika Benton
This is a call for financial support for Reggie Factor, the “other mother” at the center of the Tannery tragedy in Santa Cruz. Please hear our call and respond if you feel moved. Please donate at: http://www.gofundme.com/tanneryothermom
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:38PM
image Third March for Rent Control in Mountain View 120_rent1megakid.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by Ruth Robertson
La renta sube, sube ....El pueblo sufre, sufre! Members and allies of the Mountain View Tenants Coalition chanted as they marched passed City Hall to the intersection at El Camino Real where they waved signs for passing motorists to see. This was their third Friday evening march during rush hour.
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:07PM
document "The Safe Communities, Parks and Schools Act of 2016" Filing Announced californians-for-safer-communities-initiative.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by via Californians for Safer Communities
Californians for Safer Communities desires to improve our communities and parks through reasonable and common-sense policies that emphasize the importance of public safety and sustainable environmental practices.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:20PM
image Freedom Sleepers Citation Tally 120_freedom_sleepers_tally_meme.jpg original image ( 3300x2550) - by Brent Adams
Here is a list of charges for the "Freedom Sleepers" civil-disobedience weekly homeless-activist protest-camp at city hall.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:09PM
text Notice to Richmond Voters: Fraudulent Petition Circulating - by Posted By Lynda Carson
[[[ This petition will not support rent control, and the groups working to stabilize rents in Richmond do not endorse it. The community groups supporting rent control are listed at the bottom of this message. ]]]
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:12PM
text State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
text SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! - by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
document Judge denies Westlands' request to block higher Trinity River flows judge_o_neill_s_aug._26_decision.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
"The potential harm to the Plaintiffs from the potential, but far from certain, loss of added water supply in 2015 or 2016 does not outweigh the potentially catastrophic damage that 'more likely than not' will occur to this year’s salmon runs in the absence of the 2015 FARs," ruled Judge O'Neill.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:53PM
image Two more arrests at Community Sleepout event in front of Santa Cruz city hall 120_dsc_0425_1_.jpg original image ( 3456x2304) - by Zav H + Sarah W
Abbi Samuels and Keith McHenry, prominent local activists with Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, were arrested tonight at the ongoing Community Sleepout protests against the Santa Cruz camping/sleeping ban.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:09AM
text Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for the Freedom Sleepers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Believes Freedom Sleepers Working to Address Criminalization of Homelessness
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39AM
image Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue 120_pacific-ave-blue-boxes_9_8-24-15.jpg original image ( 1200x900) - by Bradley Allen
Most people, including locals, didn't notice that the number of "blue boxes" painted onto the sidewalk had grown dramatically overnight.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:39PM

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