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Houseless In Santa Cruz Being Pushed Out of Public Spaces
Options Considered to Push Back...
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:40AM
Farmworker communities from Monterey Bay Area call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos
Residents from all over California converge on Sacramento to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures demanding state action after U.S. EPA failed to implement a ban...
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09AM
California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again
Nothing better illustrates the political bankruptcy of the Democratic Party—for all progressive intents and purposes—than California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s announcement on Friday afternoon that he was going to put a “hold” on the single-payer health care bill (SB 562) for the state, effectively killing its passage for at least the year....
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:06PM
Shut Down YIMBY Town
OAKSTOP : 1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00AM
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 3:49PM
SF Speak Out At Japanese Consulate To Defend Fukushima Families and Opposition To Restart
No Nukes Action is having the 60th action at the SF Japanese consulate to defend the families and workers of the nuclear plant and to oppose the re-opening of more nuclear plants in Japan by the Abe government....
Posted: Fri Jul 7, 2017 6:05PM
Bathrooms....in Santa Cruz??!!
Today's Sunday Sentinel featured Jessica York's story around Santa Cruz, the Town Without Crappers. A front-page above-the-fold story, no less. It can be found at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20170701/santa-cruz-seeks-public-bathroom-solutions-while-its-homeless-population-crosses-its-legs but since such stories disappear or become accessible only to those who pay for on-line privileges, I'm repeating it below along with my commentary....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:14PM
Agreement Reached to Close Cemex Sand Mine in Marina
On July 13, the California Coastal Commission will consider an agreement that would close the Cemex Lapis Sand Mine in Marina. The mine has been linked to severe coastal erosion in the southern Monterey Bay, which is losing more coastline than anywhere else in the state. Surfrider, Save our Shores, and all our partners in this fight are in support of the agreement. But the Coastal Commission needs to know that you support it too. This is the final public meeting on this issue and it is ...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:57PM
Berkeley mayor & UC Chancellor agree to end People's Park
According to Berkeleyside (a local source for business and real-estate news), Berkeley's new mayor Jesse Arreguin "is enthusiastic about the plans" to develop housing on People's Park. The mayor has been meeting in private with UC Berkeley's new chancellor Carol Christ. This is a crucial time to defend People's Park, through occupy tactics, and other methods of public support....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:16PM
Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
Cal Democrats Betray Single Payer Healthcare
Jim Kavanaugh, in a 6/27/17 Counterpunch article, was precisely on target in his description of the California Democratic Party's betrayal of the single payer, Medicare for All Movement, in shelving SB 562, in his article "California Scheming: Democrats Betray Single-Payer Again." This of course proves the point that you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. While we will certainly keep on fighting for Medicare for All, it will have to be on the November 2018 ballot, removed from the ...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:43PM
Local Housing Development Can Be Both Affordable and Supportive
Parallel Track Program Must be Developed...
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:28AM
City Must Adopt Two-Pronged Approach to Address Budget and Social Services
We need the commitment to support a unified strategy and the resolve to stay the course....
Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:26AM
Oakland City Funding for Eviction Defense Support Expiring on June 30, 2017
The situation is indeed dire. All funding from the City of Oakland for eviction defense work will end as of June 30, 2017, given the continuing ambiguity about CDBG funding that we’ve been told constrains the city’s ability to execute new contracts. In other words, the City of Oakland currently is not committed to fund eviction defense work once the 2016/2017 contracts expire....
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:15PM
The McCoppin Sewar-Another SF fail?
The McCoppin hub is still in a state of neglect after it was fenced off in February 2017....
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:43PM
New Restrictions on City Hall Access Must Be Reviewed by Council
Moratorium Pending Review is Appropriate Under the Circumstances...
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:42AM
Group Files Lawsuit Against DWR Over Oroville Dam Asbestos Records
“DWR’s culture is bound by secrecy to protect its image and its very slanted focus, which is to maximize water exports to its contractors,” stated AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis. “AquAlliance strongly believes that the public’s right to know is essential in a democracy and legally enforceable, something we are happy to take on.” Photo: Water releases from Lake Oroville going over the badly damaged spillway into the Feather River. Photo courtesy of California Department of...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:30PM
Time to Revisit All-Volunteer Needle Exchange
Needle Exchange is Not the Problem, It is the Solution...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 4:19PM
Santa Cruz blowing the leaves
The majority of the Santa Cruz City Council and City Staff have been determined to drive away the "Freedom Sleepers" and "Survival Sleepers" resting first each Tuesday and then every night at the City Hall and Downtown Library....
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:46PM
Nonprofit housing developer jacks up rent as Trump proposes $6.2 billion in cuts to HUD
So-called nonprofit affordable housing developers see the writing on the wall and are jacking up the rents on the poor, elderly, and disabled renters in their projects as fast as they can, before the budget cuts take effect!...
Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:15AM
Hunger Strike Begins at Old Folsom State Prison
Our voice in here can be drowned out by administration, but those out there can help by making their voice heard in concern with our treatment. We urge you to contact all officials and ask questions on the conditions here, and make sure procedures are met for those hunger striking....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:13PM