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2013: A Nasty Year Heavy With New Anti-Homeless Laws - by Robert Norse
Some years back, I collected and condensed a bunch of the Santa Cruz conduct ordinances which especially impacted homeless people, street people, performers, and political activists. The last version can be found at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/08/29/18657087.php under the heading "Deadly Downtown Ordinances - Updated". That version got some updating in the comments that follow this older posting, but some enterprising person has to make suitable modifications & additions given t...
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:14PM
Corrected Billboard Applauds Corporate Tax Loopholes - by California Department of Corrections
The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new billboard campaign to applaud American corporations for their consistent profits despite the burden of federal income tax.
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 4:13PM
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
Award Winners Announced for 11th annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival - by Kati Schmidt
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is pleased to announce the 10 award winners of its upcoming cinemaquatic celebration, taking place March 5-9, 2014 at the Bay Theater on PIER 39. Winners of the 11th annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival are: Adventure Award: Defeating Oceans Seven; Animation Award: Losing Nemo Coastal Culture Award: Haenyeo: Women of the Sea; Conservation Award: Extinction Soup; Director’s Award: Ain’t No Fish; Environment Award: Sa...
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 1:29PM
Higher Ground: A Gospel Musical - by Kevin A. Roberts
Higher Ground is a gospel musical written and directed by Jessica Anderson, a senior at Stanford from Chicago, IL. The play is a story about the civil rights movement and the way it inspired America and the world. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/gospel-history-musical-022714.html
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:05PM
Save it! Don't pave it!! Support Option 3 to restore and protect Fresno's heArt - by chuck mcnally
Join us in sending a message to the Fresno City Council from the community - Save it! Don't pave it!! Support Option 3!!!
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:38PM
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
Love Gutter played on Pac. Ave. 6 years until a $450 ticket - by Brxnt Adxms
Love Gutter was a favorite downtown act for many years, until they were driven out.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:54AM
A Civil Libertarian Looks at Street Performers and the First Amendment - by Steve Pleich
The Sounds of Silence
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:25AM
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
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
Santa Cruz Bike Party Love Ride - by Bradley Allen
"Santa Cruz Bike Party seeks cycling sweeties for casual roll-mance under full moon. All you need is love, and a trusty bike. Throw in a cute date, or meet someone bike-tacular on the ride, and its on!" That was the Valentine's card invitation from the Santa Cruz Bike Party to all cyclists, near and far, who are ready and willing to roll. The Santa Cruz Bike Party is a fun community ride on the 2nd Friday on each month, featuring different themes, routes, and music. It's a party on wheels ...
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:02PM
Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay February 2014 SHOW (audio/mpeg 115.4MB) - by Radio Autonomía
Full Audio plus individual segments from the February 2, 2014 broadcast of Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay on Berkeley Liberation Radio, 104.1 FM, livestream at Berkeley Liberation Radio.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:49PM
Liberated Ads Confront San Francisco Eviction Crisis - by California Department of Corrections
The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new campaign of bus shelter ads to confront San Francisco’s eviction crisis. On February 11, 2014, the CDC successfully apprehended, rehabilitated and discharged bus shelter advertisements throughout San Francisco.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:12PM
Fuck the Police in West Oakland - by الكتابة على الجدران
Billboard remade on West Grand by unknown destroyer.
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 7:20PM
Hillary Hacker talking about Mural project and Resurfacing exhibit on Setting the Standard (audio/x-wav 75.7MB) - by paz
MCCLA Galleries “Resurfacing” is an interactive multi-media installation celebrating the confluence of international reverence for water and the struggle to keep water clean and available for all. Following the flow of water related issues as they wash over the globe, Susan Greene and her team Art Forces, return from another visit to the Gaza Strip in occupied Palestine to connect problem-solving strategies and thought provoking art from around the globe to our home in the Bay. Wedn...
Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:58PM
Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore sing Songs of Freedom (audio/mpeg 17.2MB) - by Ellen Schwartz
One hour audio of Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore's Sacramento appearance performing Songs of Freedom.
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:17AM
One Night In San Francisco - by Jean Moreau
Your wildest dreams come true.
Posted: Sat Jan 4, 2014 12:37AM
Historic Nelson Mandela Poster - by Sharat G. Lin
An historic poster from India honoring Nelson Mandela for resisting compromise with the Apartheid South African government in the 23rd year of his incarceration is on display at the San José Peace and Justice Center.
Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:37AM
Last Night DIY New Year's Eve Parade: a do-it-yourself celebration since 2005 - by Last Night DIY
Meet at Pacific & Spruce (behind Saturn Cafe) at 5pm Sunset on New Year's Eve. Parade will take off at 5:30pm
Event Date:Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:04PM