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image Governor signs Chesbro bill to protect fisheries from ‘frankenfish’ 120_chesbro.jpg original image ( 445x470) - by Dan Bacher
“As chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture since 2010, every year I have authored an ‘omnibus’ bill to protect California fisheries and enhance commercial and sport fishing in the state,” Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro said. “The idea for this year’s bill – to protect our irreplaceable salmon and steelhead fisheries – came out of the annual Fisheries Forum that the Joint Committee hosted at the Capitol earlier this year."
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 8:44AM
calendar Save Paula's Cottage Rally to Stop Granny Unit Evictions - by Mithrell Bowerman
In Front of City Hall facing Center Street.(809 Center Street, Santa Cruz)
Event Date:Tue Oct 7, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:12PM
image Corcoran SHU Prisoners Start Hunger Strike for Decent Healthcare; Support Needed Now 120_thank-you-father-art-by-j-heshima-denham.jpg original image ( 720x500) - by via Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
The medical care at Corcoran SHU is so bad that life-threatening situations have occurred on too many occasions to the people in the SHU and possibly also elsewhere at CSP-Corcoran that they have had to resort to a hunger strike, the ultimate nonviolent protest, in order to make this point known to the warden, the medical receiver appointed by the court to oversee California’s notoriously bad prison healthcare, and the administration of the California Department of Corrections (CDCr).
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:15PM
calendar Demonstrate to Demand Peevey's Removal at CPUC Meeting 120_6.jpg original image ( 240x320) - by Josh Hart
505 Van Ness at McAllister in SF
Event Date:Thu Oct 2, 2014 8:30AM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:29PM
image Make it harder for landlords to evict you to rent on Airbnb 120_no-fault-evictions-sf.jpg original image ( 556x313) - by Good Tenant
SIGN (and share) PETITION: http://chn.ge/1ruqCGV
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:30AM
image Tenants Challenge Arbitrary Eviction of Disabled Tenant from Tioga Apartments in Merced 120_bruce9.29.jpg original image ( 2615x2000) - by Simone Cranston-Rhodes
Merced tenants and allies will hold a press conference on Monday demanding an end to the eviction of Bruce Shand, a long-term, disabled tenant who has called the Tioga Apartments home for over 10 years. The Tioga management served a 60-day eviction notice on Shand that is set to expire this week.
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:17PM
text Sign the Petition: No to McDonald's in Downtown Watsonville - by No to McDonald's
Watsonville City Council members are elected to speak for us, let's make sure they know what we want! Another fast food restaurant is not it, especially not in our beautiful and historic downtown. Sign the petition and show up to the October 14 council meeting to show your disdain for their approval of something that will only hurt our community. Bring posters, handouts, fact sheets or whatever you feel will help convince our council members that another McDonald's will in no way benefit our ...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:55PM
calendar Helping Hearts 2 Heal 120_ab_healing_hearts.psd-3_1.jpg original image ( 3300x2475) - by Jeralynn Blueford
Center Of Hope Community Church 8411 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94605
Event Date:Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:22PM
image Protesters Demand Faster Response from SCPD Regarding Records Requests 120_santa-cruz-police-department-protest-september-17-2014-1.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
Following a year of complaints about SCPD public safety Officer Barnett, who is assigned to patrol downtown Santa Cruz, the organization Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) has begun an inquiry with the Santa Cruz Police Department to study the citations Barnett has issued. According to HUFF, Barnett has been, "accused by numerous community members of anti-homeless and racist harassment."
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:29PM
document EASTWEST #4: An Anarchist Newspaper ew_4_read.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by EASTWEST
1250 issues were distributed from Berkeley to Deep East Oakland.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:59PM
calendar No Monster in the Mission :: ¡Basta Ya! :: Historic March for Affordable Housing 120_featured-image.jpg original image ( 1000x680) - by Andy
1pm Gather at 24th and York St. 2pm March Begins 3pm Rally/Festival at 16th/Mission BART Plaza
Event Date:Sat Oct 4, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:49AM
image Tenant Being Evicted by Google Lawyer Hands Out 'Eviction Protection' @ Folsom Street Fair 120_fs.jpeg original image ( 2048x1536) - by Eviction Free San Francisco
Claudia Tirado, a third grade teacher and tenant being evicted by Google's head of eDiscovery, Jack Halprin, queered her fight to remain in her home at the Folsom Street Fair this past Sunday. With other activists from Eviction Free San Francisco, Tirado handed out condoms for "eviction protection" at the annual kink and sex-positive SoMa fair. Hundreds of condoms were disseminated with a picture of Halprin on them, warning fair visitors that an evictor was in their midst. Chanters sang, "Sex...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:29PM
text EBALDC targets African-American tenant protester with restraining order and eviction - by Lynda Carson
According to court documents, from August 20 through August 25, and according to Mark Johnson, he has been protesting in front of EBALDC's main corporate office, and has been holding up various picket signs during his five days of protesting against EBALDC's policies, poor living conditions, harassment and mistreatment!
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29AM
image Taking the next step- Remembering Lynn Graham 120_lynnpeace.jpg original image ( 3072x2304) - by Kelly Borkert
On October 18th a memorial gathering celebrating the life and activism of Lynn Graham will take place in Fresno at Roeding Park's Eucalyptus Grove. Please join us to recognize and remember this outstanding community member.
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:31AM
document Report from SCPD Corner barnett_cites.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Robert Norse
After some lively debate, the HUFF meeting voted to endorse a "mellow" but visible presence on the corner of Laurel and Center Streets in front of the SCPD parking lot. We wanted to go forward with the presence near the SCPD to encourage the rest of the community that our police are not above criticism and accountability--or should not be at any rate. And that we and others should not be afraid to expose the nightly abuse homeless people suffer and the racial profiling that many blacks & Lat...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55PM
text Gimme Shelter: Counting Down to 90 - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
How effective has the 311 phone system been in providing San Francisco's homeless population access to long-term shelter reservations? A client staying at a shelter does the math.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:17PM
text Tenants Together Releases Guide for Tenants Victimized by Napa Earthquake - by Tenants Together
Today, Tenants Together is releasing a guide for tenants impacted by the Napa earthquake. Renters in Napa are discovering the hard way that they don’t know their rights following last month’s earthquake. Hundreds of homes have been red-tagged and many tenants have been unable to return because of earthquake damage. In Napa’s tight and expensive real estate market, this has meant major hardship for tenants who are displaced. Local nonprofits have been struggling to keep up with the...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18AM
text Creation of Affordable Housing in the New Economy - by Steve Pleich
Affordable Housing Development, Like Affordable Housing, Needs a Plan
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50PM
text Santa Cruz Needs "Shelter First" Model for Homeless Community - by Steve Pleich
Gimme Shelter
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:19PM
video Paula Gregoire: Save Paula's Cottage (video/mp4 70.4MB) - by Bradley Allen
On September 9, 2014, Paula Gregoire, her mother also named Paula, and her daughter Isabella, spoke before the Santa Cruz City Council against the city's inhumane rental inspection program. The cruel and invasive ordinance was pushed through in August 2010 in a 5-1 vote by the gentrifying forces of the Santa Cruz City Council with pressure and backing from UC Santa Cruz.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:05PM

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