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Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Numbers In: 170,373 Collected, 165,712 Dispensed - by Drug War News
The Santa Cruz needle exchange reports in the last year it has taken in more needles than it has given out. The Health Services Agency (HSA) in Santa Cruz County submitted its annual Syringe Services Program (SSP) report. From April 30, 2013 to February 28, 2014 the SSP served 876 unduplicated clients. During that period they collected 170,373 used syringes and dispensed 165,712 sterile syringes.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:50PM
Strengthening the walls between public housing and affordable housing - by Lynda Carson
The current information available in regards to the situation at Berkeley's 75 former public housing units, reveals that public housing privatization schemes using tax credits to buy and rehabilitate the public housing units, results in the displacement of poor people from their homes and communities!
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:01AM
Felony Arrests at Bulb court support for K C and friend needed - by orion
Dept 112 Wiley Manuel Court House 661 Washington Oakland Ca.
Event Date:Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02PM
SF public housing privatization threatens tenants and union workers - by Lynda Carson
As recent as January 31, 2014, the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) invited developers and nonprofit organizations to become partners in the scheme to privatize and rehabilitate 3,491 occupied public housing units grouped into eight clusters throughout San Francisco, as part of the RAD privatization project, over a three year period.
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:44AM
Treatment for Mentally Ill Offenders - by Brenda Olave Campbell
This is an editorial regarding the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013 (H.R. 401/ S. 162) and the treatment of mentally ill offenders. Santa Cruz has developed innovative programs to provide individuals diagnosed with mental illness treatment rather than incarceration; other counties can learn and implement something similar if they had the funding.
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:35PM
Oil Lobby spending in California increases by 400 percent - by Dan Bacher
The rise of oil industry spending documented in the report corresponds directly with the increase in fracking in Monterey Shale deposits in Kern County, coastal areas and Southern California ocean waters – and the creation of so-called "marine protected areas" that fail to protect the ocean from fracking, oil drilling, pollution, military testing and all human impacts other than fishing and gathering. Oil companies have fracked offshore wells at least 203 times over the past 20 years in ...
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:03AM
March Against Monsanto Santa Cruz - by GMO-Free Right to Know! Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Clocktower, Pacific Ave & Water St, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Sat May 24, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 2:21PM
Public housing tenants to pay higher rents - by Lynda Carson
Many public housing tenants are now facing major rent increases according to Section 210 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Appropriations Act of 2014. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3547) affecting public housing tenants was passed by a Senate vote of 72 to 26 on January 16, 2014, and shortly after was signed into law by President Obama.
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 3:10AM
Point Molate Beach Park Opens After 10 Years of Closure - by Kim Hampton
After 10 long years of closure, Point Molate, one of the Bay's best beaches, is once again open to the public, just in time for the season. Private citizens, environmental organizations and public agencies working together toward a common goal made this monumental victory - a reclaiming of a huge expanse of ocean front open space. To celebrate there will be a big public party which will include food, activities for all ages, environmental activities and live music.
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 7:53PM
Bay Delta Conservation Plan Forces Byron Relocation - by Dan Bacher
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels is bad for Delta residents, farmers and farmworkers, Indian Tribes, fish, fishermen and the majority of Californians. It is only good for corporate agribusiness interests, oil companies, Southern California water privateers and the 1 percent of 1 percent, the corporate/political elite that rules the state. In a media teleconference today, Restore the Delta detailed the tunnels’ "permanent, significant and unavoidable ...
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 12:56PM
Announcing the Qilombo Community Social Center Grand Opening - by Os Qilombo
In January of 2014, the Holdout temporarily closed its doors to do some serious cleaning. Now that the space has gone through several transitions, it’s time to reopen as a radical social center that supports community in struggle–with new energy and a new name.
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 10:18AM
District 8 Supervisor's Race Launch: Expand SF Rent Control for All Tenants - by Michael Petrelis
Please support and donate to my campaign for the Castro's seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The person who currently holds the seat is Scott Wiener. Check out my Facebook page and like it: https://www.facebook.com/petrelis4supe8 Pix from my kickoff are here: http://tinyurl.com/kj3v5mo
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 10:40PM
Treasure Island Visit: First Impressions - by Michael Steinberg
An initial look around the toxic and radioactive mess that is San Francisco's Treasure Island.
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 8:56PM
California tenants are better off without Senator Leland Yee - by Lynda Carson
Since his March 26 arrest, Senator Leland Yee has been suspended from the California Legislature and has suspended his campaign to run for the high office of Secretary of State, of California, and is presently out of jail on $500,000 bond. However, he has not resigned from his position in the California Legislature as a senator, nor has he made a plea in court.
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 9:25PM
Justice for Alex Nieto: No sane person would point a taser at the SFPD, says John Burris (audio/mpeg 970.1 KB) - by KPFA Evening News, 03.29.2014
On Saturday, 03.29.2014, Mission residents rallied to march for justice for Alex Nieto, a 28-year-old honor student and security guard whom San Francisco Police officers shot dead on March 21st. The officers say that they thought Nieto was carrying a gun and that he had pointed it at them. He was actually carrying a taser, which he was authorized to carry for his job as a security guard, and John Burris, attorney for the Nieto family says that no sane person would point a taser at the police.
Posted: Wed Apr 2, 2014 8:14PM
Norse Incident Sounds Alarm - by Steve Pleich
Civil Liberties Threatened by Council Action
Posted: Wed Apr 2, 2014 10:57AM
Photos of Tech Bus Blockades @ MacArthur Station this AM - by LoveTheBay
Over 50 rebels caused delays and disruptions in the tech bus pick up zone in front of MacArthur BART this morning in Oakland. An Apple bus, Google bus and Yahoo bus were all surrounded and blocked for over half an hour until OPD and BART cops pushed the demonstrators off the street.
Posted: Wed Apr 2, 2014 9:45AM
Video of Apple and Google Buses Blocked in Oakland (video/quicktime 113.7MB) - by Fritz Lang
Posted: Tue Apr 1, 2014 11:05AM
Apple and Google busses blocked in Oakland - by Sup Sub
Report of action at Alameda/Oakland border
Posted: Tue Apr 1, 2014 10:24AM
Defend our Homes From Evictions, Defend our Lives From Police Terror (PDF) - by SF Commune
Informational flyer passed out at the 'Justice for Alex Nieto' march in San Francisco on Saturday, March 29th, drawing a connection between police terror, gentrification, racism, and capitalism.
Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:26AM