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Witnesses Report Excessive Use of Force by SCPD during Arrest near Court House - by Alex Darocy
Witnesses to the recent tasing and arrest of a man in Santa Cruz describe the incident differently from the account communicated by police through the reporting of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Individuals on the scene report excessive force was used when officers with the SCPD arrested Oliver Howard near the Court House on Water Street on the afternoon of October 13. They say officers struck Howard with a baton, tased his bare body, piled on top of him, wrenched and twisted his limbs, and grinded...
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:48PM
Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
Petition and Flyers Opposing the Anti-Homeless Stay Away Orders Ordinance - by Robert Norse
Please circulate and copy the petitions and flyers. Or create your own.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:50PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
UCSC Student Withdraws from University Citing UC's Connection to War Profiteering - by via CognitiveLiberty.net
Shortly before the Fall 2014 quarter was to commence at the University of California Santa Cruz, undergraduate student Marjorie Langdon decided to take a leave of absence from her studies. In a letter to administrators explaining the decision, Marjorie strongly denounced the UC system's connections to the military industrial complex.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:11PM
Nasty Anti-Homeless Stay-Away Laws to Get Exponentially Worse - by Robert Norse
809 Center ST. City Council Chambers Santa Cruz At the afternoon City Council meeting. The item is the third of three other Public Hearings scheduled, so it may come up significantly later than 3, and perhaps (though it's unlikely) earlier.
Event Date:Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:05PM
Santa Cruz Faith Communities Come Together to Shelter the Homeless - by Steve Pleich
Church Sponsored Shelter A Step in the Right Direction
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:57PM
The Marijuana Citation and Arrests Records That the Measure K Commitee Would Not Request - by SCPD (posted by Norse)
The Measure K Committee refused to ask the SCPD for its actual records on marijuana citations and arrests, to see if if is complying with the law. The law is the Measure K Initiative passed in 2006 by the voters (over City Council hostility). That requires that marijuana enforcement for those over 21 on private property be "the lowest enforcement priority."
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:47PM
UCSC Students Petition Admin Over Inadequate Housing and to Oppose Upper Campus Expansion - by SC News
A petition has been started by students at UC Santa Cruz calling for Chancellor George Blumenthal to take the necessary steps to provide adequate housing and transportation on the campus. "After this first week of Fall Quarter 2014 it is clear that the housing and transportation systems of UC Santa Cruz are inadequate for the volume of students needing access to campus," the petition states. The petition is asking for UCSC to improve its relationship with the local area and the City of Santa ...
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:18PM
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for 16 Rare Amphibians and Reptiles in California - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to decide whether 16 increasingly rare amphibians and reptiles in California warrant consideration for Endangered Species Act protection. The Center first petitioned for these species — the western pond turtle, southern rubber boa, western spadefoot, foothill yellow-legged frog, Colorado Desert fringe-toed lizard, sandstone night lizard and ni...
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 8:07PM
Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD - by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM
South Beach Pizza Company Owner Orders Employees to Destroy Baby Opossum With Bleach - by Santa Cruz News
Via Petition Hub: Dany Pena, 35, now former head chef at South Beach Pizza Company in Santa Cruz claims that he came into work Saturday to find two employees of the company standing next to a garbage can with a baby opossum inside.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 10:43AM
Interfaith Sukkot Ends Homelessness - by Karen Kaplan
All faith communities are encouraged to build temporary structures during the holiday of Sukkot, to end homelessness.
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 4:07PM
To the Organizers of “Police Legitimacy in Communities of Color” at the Monterey Institute - by Sin Barras
Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin, who oversaw the killings of four Latino men in four months, is not welcome in our communities.
Posted: Fri Oct 3, 2014 10:25PM
Petition: Ban Greek Organizations from UCSC - by via Change.org
Ban Greek Organizations from UC Santa Cruz. Petitioning Chancellor George Blumenthal. Sign petition here: https://www.change.org/p/george-blumenthal-ban-greek-organizations-from-ucsc
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 2:06PM
Frank Alvarado Sr. Speaks Out Against Salinas Police; Declares "There Will Be Justice" - by Bradley Allen
Frank Alvarado was shot and killed on July 10, 2014 by Brian Johnson and Scott Sutton of the Salinas Police Department, according to the Salinas City Attorney and Police Chief Kelly McMillin. On October 1, Frank Alvarado Sr., Frank's father, spoke out against the local 'PAL Program' in Salinas, explaining that the Salinas Police Activities League is nothing more than a farce for the SPD to disingenuously claim they've done something to benefit the community.
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 12:20AM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Announces August Activist of the Month - by FRSC Collective
FRSC awards another free month of shows.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 2:55PM
Salinas: Families React To Release Of Police Officers Named In Shootings - by
Salinas City Hall Lincoln St. Salinas CA.
Event Date:Wed Oct 1, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 5:49AM
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
Salinas: National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality - by
Salinas Police Department 222 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, California 93901
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:37PM