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Crackdown from Police against the Freedom Sleepers - 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
City Hall Sleepout #7 - 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
OPEN CITY for Performers and Artists: A Brief Period with no Rules! - 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
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
Defending Public Space - More on why driving artists off of Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz is a crime - 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
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
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
Mapping Displacement and Gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area - 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
Court Hearing for Food Not Bombs Cofounder, Arrested for Spray Painting Blue Squares in SC - 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
The Other Mom of the Tannery Crisis - 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
Third March for Rent Control in Mountain View - 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
"The Safe Communities, Parks and Schools Act of 2016" Filing Announced - 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
Freedom Sleepers Citation Tally - 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
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
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
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
Judge denies Westlands' request to block higher Trinity River flows - 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
Two more arrests at Community Sleepout event in front of Santa Cruz city hall - 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
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
Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue - 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