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text 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
image Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue 120_pacific-ave-blue-boxes_9_8-24-15.jpg original image ( 1200x900) - 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
image Artists Return After Arrest 120_artist-assert-first-amendment-rights.jpg original image ( 1970x2000) - by Free Speech Matters
Artists risk misdemeanor charges for displaying art in front of Forever 21 on Pacific Avenue after being arrested on Thursday.
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:34PM
image Notes From Technotopia: On The Cruelty Of Indifference 120_wecameheretogetawayfromyou-guillermo_go__mez-pen__a.jpg original image ( 319x450) - by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gentryfuct
(In his most recent philosophical tantrum, performance artist and poet Guillermo Gómez-Peña reflects on the dangers of the ultimate “creative city,” and what it means to become a foreigner in his own neighborhood, waiting for the much touted eviction notice.)
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:28PM
image 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings Commemorated in Santa Cruz 120_hiroshima-nagasaki-vigil-santa-cruz-1.jpg original image ( 1000x610) - by Alex Darocy
On August 2, community members in Santa Cruz came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Let us recommit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons and without war," an announcement for the gathering read. The evening began with musicians playing in front of the Collateral Damage statue, which was installed next to the Town Clock on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings as a memorial to all civilian casualties of war. After...
Posted: Wed Aug 5, 2015 5:44PM
calendar Howl For Maddy 120_howl_for_maddy.jpg original image ( 694x678) - by
At your home, or any place you want to!
Event Date:Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:30PM
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:07PM
calendar 30th Annual Ohlone Day 120_ohlone_day_henry_cowell_redwoods_state_park.jpg original image ( 1200x803) - by
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 101 Big Trees Park Road, Felton (Highway 9 entrance)
Event Date:Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:25AM
text Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
image Mural absconded by Inner Mission, artist remains in the dark 120_img_0200_copy.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by Josh Wolf
A mural outside CellspaceSF disappeared over the weekend. The landlord says that the painting is going back to the artist, but the artist was unaware of these plans even after the painting had been taken down and carted away.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:04AM
image Police Corruption Music Project Reaches Funding Goal in Two Days 120_rob-hustle-1.jpg original image ( 767x554) - by Alex Darocy
Monterey musician Rob Hustle announced that the IndieGogo campaign he launched this week to raise money to produce "Good Cops," the sequel to his single "Call the Cops," a song about police brutality, reached it's funding goal in two days. "People are tired of the way they are being treated by the police. And it's time that artists stood up and gave voice to those feelings," Hustle said in a message released to his audience. "People are hungry for artists to speak out," he said.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:19PM
image Rock Beats Paper: On the Connections Between Art and Development 120_artmurmurscene.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by FireWorks
A recent statement released by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective announced that they will be moving by the end of the summer. The arts space will no longer be found on Telegraph Ave, where it has been for over ten years.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:15PM
image Rock Paper Scissors Being Displaced After More Than Ten Years on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland 120_rpsc-oakland.jpg original image ( 1600x1060) - by RPS Collective
As of August 31st, RPS community arts space will be without a home. Our lease is being terminated after ten years at the same location.
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:33PM
image Proud of Our Mission Neighborhood 120_campos_speaking.jpg original image ( 785x599) - by Patricia Jackson
Our neighborhood comes together in support of the Galeria de la Raza and its LGBTQ mural
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 6:35PM
video Community Rallies Behind Vandalized Gay, Lesbian, Transgender mural in the Mission (video/mp4 96.8MB) - by D. Boyer
Approximately 200 people gathered at 24th street and Bryant streets on Wednesday July 1st to rally in support of a Latino/Chicano Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Mural by Manuel Paul, titled "Por Vida," that has been vandalized multiple times. The latest incident was arson. Video and pics from the rally
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 9:29AM
audio Trans Pride SF 2015 - audio from the stage and march (audio/mpeg 27.5MB) - by Rubble
Hear speakers and performers from the Mission Dolores Park stage towards the end of the rally, followed by trans youth chanting in a drumming circle from the streets at the beginning of the march.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:15PM
image 70th Anniversary of the UN Charter and Mural Unveiling 120_img_1770.jpg original image ( 1600x1200) - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 26th 2015, a 70th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco’s City Hall. Pics and video from that event. Sorry the photos were taken with an iPhone only.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45AM
image Billboard Repainted for June 11th 120_image.jpg original image ( 2816x2112) - by a passerby
FTP
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:49PM
image Francisco Herrera running for Mayor of San Francisco  120_fherreraoath.jpg original image ( 3072x2304) - by Fernando A. Torres
With zero money and the indifference of the big-money media, long-time Mission singer and activist's throwing his guitar into mayoral race.
Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2015 2:34PM
image UC bans DIY woodwork projects in People's Park, as UC continues decommissioning process 120_peoples_park_stage.jpg original image ( 502x505) - by A Berkeley Post
As UC Berkeley continues their process of decommissioning People's Park, volunteers have been told that Do-It-Yourself woodworking projects are banned by "campus officials". The Park is supposed to opensource. There is a world music festival on June 13th. The stage needs a bit of work prior to the show. This Saturday (June 6th), volunteers want to place a new top on the stage, and make other adjustments. However the UC has informed volunteers that the stage can only be painted, not fixed.
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 11:27PM
audio Favi Estrella Interview on Setting the Standard (audio/mpeg 85.6MB) - by paz
Born and raised in San Francisco, Favi began singing at an early age. Now Flores Verdes "Green Flowers" is a Vocalist group based out of San Francisco and Berkeley, California. These Queens have combined their unique styles of singing by, infusing Spanish and English lyrics over hip-hop/reggae beats. Their angelic vocals transform healing waters inside our souls. Expressing different reflections of womyn-hood, bringing back old traditions of honoring our sacred lands, supporting our elders, o...
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:02PM

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