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Clean Water Groups Highlight Progress for Monterey Bay, Call for More Success Stories - by Environment California
Santa Cruz, CA-On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report (see PDF) tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect Monterey Bay, funding conservation for a key tract of land upstream.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:43PM
Peace & Freedom Party Endorses Chase, Van Allen, and Sherman - by Santa Cruz News
The Santa Cruz Chapter of the Peace & Freedom Party has issued its set of endorsements for the 2014 election.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:23PM
Sierra Club Opposes Ferrini Ranch Project in Monterey County - by Monterey County News
The Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club on October 21 submitted a letter to the Monterey Planning Commission opposing the Ferrini Ranch project proposed near Highway 68 near Toro Park in Monterey County.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:28PM
Leonie Sherman's Statement on the Negative Campaigning Aimed at Her - by Santa Cruz News
Leonie Sherman has released a statement in response to the SCPD's smear campaign aimed at her Santa Cruz City Council candidacy.
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:43PM
National Police Brutality Day in Salinas - by Alex Darocy
The family of Frank Alvarado was joined by community supporters for a protest at the Salinas Police Department on October 22, which is National Police Brutality Day. Frank Alvarado was killed by Brian Johnson and Scott Sutton of the Salinas Police department on July 10 of this year. [Top photo: Frank Alvarado Sr.]
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:48PM
Santa Cruz City Council Delays Second Reading of Stay Away Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Continues to Urge Reconsideration of Stay Away Ordinance
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:37PM
21st Annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville - by Yovanna Bravo
Watsonville City Plaza located on Main Street
Event Date:Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:56PM
Stay-Away From Human Rights ! An Activist Examines the Escalating Stay-Away Orders Law - by Raven Davis (posted by Norse)
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) activists Raven Davis and Maya Iverson spent many hours culling through citations and stay-away orders from the Parks and Recreation Department for the last year and a half. Their results show a pattern of homeless harassment and suggest very few of the citations or stay aways are for real crimes that threaten anyone. Mostly infractions used to discourage and drive away homeless folks. The proposed escalation of penalties, Davis predicts, wil...
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:51PM
Local ACLU Issues Stong Statement in Opposition to "Stay Away" Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Board Questions Constitutionality of Ordinance
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:14PM
Back on the Air Again!--Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.1 FM--Still Seeking Assistance - by Robert Norse
Freak Radio, continuously streaming at http://audio.str3am.com:5110/, is back on the air after antenna problems. I encourage folks to call in at 831-427-3772 and 831-469-3119 with announcements and comments. We've been off the air (but on the stream) for the last few weeks, and for a longer period before that. As one broadcaster, I thank folks who continued to listen by computer and also those who are now returning to hear us on the radio.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:48AM
Dream Inn Workers Keep Pressure on Management During Contract Negotiations - by Alex Darocy
On October 17, workers, union reps, labor organizers, and community supporters returned to the Santa Cruz Dream Inn for a second rally in a month's time as workers at the hotel continue to demand a fair contract during negotiations. Management wants workers to take a three-year wage freeze, with raises limited to 1% and 2% in the fourth and fifth year. Dream Inn Workers have been negotiating with the Dream Inn for several months now and this offer continues to be unacceptable to them.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:44PM
HUFF Releases Evidence of SCPD Profiling, Joins National Police Brutality Protests - by Alex Darocy
On October 22, the organization Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) participated in the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization with a demonstration in front of the Santa Cruz Police Department. This week, HUFF announced that after analyzing the citation records of SCPD Community Service Officer B. Barnett, they have found that he has disproportionately targeted homeless people and African-Americans. According to HUFF, nearly ...
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:16PM
Bees Swarm Santa Cruz w/ new graphic "Sucked Dry: Drought and Privatization" - by Sakura Saunders
Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St.
Event Date:Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:46AM
Bike Advocates Endorse Staunchly Anti-Poor Candidate - by Steve Schnaar
The local bicycle advocacy group People Power, part of the Progressive Coalition, is again showing their questionable progressive credentials by supporting the election of David Terrazas, part of the City's conservative Council majority that has consistently voted against the side of poor people and evidence-based policies.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:42AM
Vigil in Solidarity with Disappeared Students in Mexico - by Nadine Brennan
Clock Tower Santa Cruz
Event Date:Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:17PM
Time to Step Up and Fight City Hall on “Stay Away” Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Legal Action the First and Best Option
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:15AM
Santa Cruz Police attempt to discredit Leonie Sherman by labeling her an anarchist - by @ll Me@ns Necess@ry
Santa Cruz Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Clark labeled Santa Cruz City Council candidate Leonie Sherman an "anarchist" on the evening news due to the fact that she hung a banner at the WTO protest in Seattle 15 years ago.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14PM
October 22nd "Say No to Police Abuse" Day Protest Against Racial and Homeless Profiling - by Robert Norse
Cop Corner at Laurel and Center Streets across from Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:25PM
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