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Rally on Mission Safeway to Label GMOs! - by
Santa Cruz Safeway 2111 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Fri Mar 7, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 7:14PM
As UC Continues Bad Faith Bargaining with Patient Care Workers, ULP Strike Vote Scheduled - by AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest union, AFSCME 3299, has announced that its 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers will vote on whether to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on March 12th and 13th.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:19PM
Assistant D.A. Files Motion to Recuse Judge Burdick--Again - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
Former Santa Cruz Eleven defendant and community activist Becky Johnson wrote this story about last weeks hearings in Judge Paul Burdick's court, further delaying the trial, settlement, or dismissal of the cases of the Final Four of the Santa Cruz Eleven. As homelessness & housing foreclosures increase, DA Bob Lee assails the activists who demonstrated against Wells Fargo Bank their banking practices that led to the housing crisis.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 11:28AM
Busting Backpack Bigotry and Bad Laws Downtown - by Robert Norse
In front of the Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company on Pacific Avenue at 1330 Pacific Avenue
Event Date:Wed Mar 5, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 11:04PM
Soledad Prison Psychiatrist Convicted of Grand Theft - by California Prison News
Last week in Monterey Superior Court, Dr. Pedro Eva of Soledad was convicted of grand theft and submitting false claims to the State of California. Dr. Eva and four other doctors were over billing the State of California for services rendered at Salinas Valley State Prison, which is located in Soledad.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 5:53PM
March Against Greed - by Eviction Free SF
On Wednesday, February 26th at 11:30 a.m., about 150 tenants and community supporters, including Eviction Free San Francisco, rallied at 24th/Mission BART Plaza for a “March On Greed” to the office of serial evictor Kaushik Dattani at 3232 22nd Street to support long-time San Francisco tenants and roommates Patricia Kerman’s and Tom Rapp’s campaign to resist their unjust Ellis Act eviction by Dattani from their home at 3305 20th Street. Four minute video here: http://vimeo.com/87826247
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 7:12PM
Vanguard Properties smashed in the Mission - by Venceremos
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:20AM
Clean Water March and Rally to End Water Fluoridation - by Kristie Lavelle-Clean Water California
Union Square - San Francisco 11 am We will march down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza where we will have qualifed speaker from 1-3 pm. Please join us!
Event Date:Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:24AM
SOUP'er Heroes Bike Ride & Food Distribution - by Dennis Gonzalez
Downtown Santa Cruz Post Office- 850 Front st.
Event Date:Sun Mar 9, 2014 10:30AM
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:38PM
I Love The Great Morgani!: Santa Cruz City Council Meeting - by
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:24PM
Open Letter To SF BOS: Please Vote Down Bottled Water Ban - by John Thielking
The SF Board Of Supervisors' Land Use And Economic Development Committee is set to vote Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM on a proposal to recommend to the full SF Board Of Supervisors that SF pass the strictest law in the nation banning the sale of 21 oz and smaller water bottles on city property. Below is my reasoning as to why this is a bad idea. The 6PM 2-24-14 kpfa evening news ran a story on this. It is archived at www.kpfa.org
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:50PM
Speak out about Tenants Rights in Oakland - by Robbie
the steps in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th & Broadway
Event Date:Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:45PM
USDA Maintains Classification of Light Brown Apple Moth as Actionable Quarantine Pest - by Alex Darocy
The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on February 7 its decision to maintain the classification of the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM, Epiphyas postvittana) as a quarantine-significant pest. The APHIS stated that by maintaining this classification it is, "seeking to minimize the further spread of the moth in the United States and maintain foreign trade markets for our producers." The classification and management of the moth a...
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:39PM
Downtown Ordinances -- A License to Harass Scarf Lady Kate Wenzell - by Robert Norse
Kate Wenzell has put out a call for help. She sells scarfs on Pacific Avenue and reports heavy harassment from SCPD CSO Barnaby Barnett--using the same kind of laws used to drive The Great Morgani out of town. Her situation is described below
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:35PM
UC Service Workers Announce Five Day Strike - by AFSCME Local 3299
Oakland: With negotiations over wages and staffing at a stalemate, the 8300 University of California Service Workers represented by AFSCME 3299—the lowest paid workers at UC--have given ten day notice that they will strike March 3rd-March 7th.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:15PM
Successful Protest Against Backpack Bigotry Restores Street Scene for Two Hours - by Robert Norse
Cafe HUFF's sidewalk stop-and-slp station fielded mini-cups of free coffee to musicians, activists, sign-totters, tourists, and students outside the Coffee Roasting Company. The focus was a protest on anti-homeless Backpack Bans infecting the Roaster, Peets, Starbucks, Lulu Carpenters and other businesses downtown. We encouraged Roaster patrons to question the policy and encourage the management to restore fairer treatment. Even the six cops assigned to surveille the decaf demo were invited...
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:13PM
Changes to Shelter Reservation System in SF - by D. Boyer
There have been changes to the "Changes" homeless shelter reservation system in San Francisco.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:59AM
The Great Morgani, aka Frank Lima, Gets Squeezed Out of Downtown Santa Cruz - by Bradley Allen
On Tuesday, February 18, The Great Morgani announced he will no longer be performing in downtown Santa Cruz "due to the recent strict enforcement of current ordinances" passed by the Santa Cruz City Council. The Great Morgani, aka Frank Lima, is a longtime street performer and performance artist from Santa Cruz, recognized as one of city's most interesting characters. He plays the accordion and dresses in homemade, seasonally relevant costumes which sometimes take up to 100 hours of work. ...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:33PM
Siegel Stands With the Community to Raise the Minimum Wage - by Cat Brooks
Last Saturday, Mayoral Candidate Dan Siegel joined Lift Up Oakland's event to place an initiative on the November ballot to raise the minimum wage.
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:40AM
The vacant housing option for squatting in Oakland - by Lynda Carson
Until the masses rise up in anger and pressure their government to provide public housing for all of those in need, there are plenty of vacant residential buildings in Oakland and elsewhere that are available for people to freely reside in, if they make that choice. Housing is a human right, and poor people have the right to survive no matter how hard the Democrats and Republicans try to criminalize poverty.
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:07AM