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Die-in Staged in Santa Cruz to Protest Israel's Assault on Gaza - by Alex Darocy
A demonstration was held in downtown Santa Cruz on July 28 to protest Israel's continued assault on Gaza and the people of Palestine. After rallying at the Town Clock, where many of the names and ages of Palestinians killed were displayed on placards, community members marched to the Cooper House on Pacific Avenue where a die-in was staged. Individuals laid down on the sidewalk and their bodies were outlined in chalk as organizers read the names and ages of Palestinian children killed since t...
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:20AM
Justice for Salinas! Press Conf. in SF. Stop Killer Cops! - by John Burris via Bradley
Federal Building 450 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco in front facing Golden Gate Ave
Event Date:Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:53PM
Santa Cruz Day of Outrage Against Wars in Palestine/Israel, Iraq, and Syria - by
Clock Tower Santa Cruz Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:48PM
Protest Salinas police murder of Frank Alvarado - by
SF Federal Building 450 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco
Event Date:Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:22PM
Taking a Stab at Responding to Stab Santa Cruz - by Stacey Falls
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” So what is the problem with the “Stab Santa Cruz” article? Honestly, there is so much that is just plain wrong, that it feels daunting to try to address it all, but I will give it my best shot. I mean, I will take a stab at it.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:39PM
Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restricted to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
What does el Nino mean for loggerhead sea turtles and a deadly fishery? Read below to find out.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:29AM
Sanctuary Village Presents 10 F.A.Q. to City Council - by Santa Cruz Sanctuary Village
Following an attack on Sanctuary Village by fear-monger smear blog, Stab Santa Cruz, homeless advocates present a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation that faces down 10 of the toughest questions. See video of the presentation.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:58PM
California Court Rules Against Dangerous Oil Development Near Pinnacles National Park - by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif.— Citing concerns about water use and contamination, a Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled that San Benito County unlawfully approved a dangerous new oil-development project near Pinnacles National Park that could result in hundreds of wells being drilled in important agricultural and wildlife habitat in the Salinas Valley watershed. As the judge’s ruling notes, “There are numerous opportunities for toxic spills to occur that the County has apparently not cont...
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:35PM
American Civil Liberties Union Santa Cruz County: License Plate Readers? Not Here! - by ACLU Santa Cruz
Privacy Protection is First Priority
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:50PM
Watsonville Vigil for Children at the Border - by
Watsonville Plaza Main St, Watsonville, Ca
Event Date:Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:42PM
Gilroy Garlic Festival: No More Frog Legs! - by via Save the Frogs
Please help us get frog legs off the menu at the internationally-acclaimed Gilroy Garlic Festival! Send the letter below to the festival's Executive Director Mr. Brian Bowe. Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS! and significantly diminishing the environmentally-damaging frog legs trade.
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:17AM
Santa Cruz Activists Display Names of Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza (video/x-flv 15.9MB) - by Alex Darocy
At a vigil calling for peace in the Middle East held in Santa Cruz on July 21, activists displayed a partial list of the names of Palestinian children killed by Israelis in Gaza since July 7. The names, printed on plain white pages, were displayed along several lines suspended in front of the Town Clock. The demonstration was the latest in a series of actions organized in Santa Cruz to call for peace in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq, Syria, and Palestine. [Top video: Placards list the...
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:15PM
Protests Opposing Israel's War on Gaza Continue in Santa Cruz - by Alex Darocy
Following reports that Israel had begun moving ground troops into Gaza, community members in Santa Cruz held protests on July 18 and 19. Another demonstration is planned for today, July 21 at 5pm at the Town Clock to protest the military escalation and the ongoing killing of Palestinians (See: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/07/08/18758396.php ). [Photos from July 19]
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:42PM
Updated List of Santa Cruz Police Department Personnel - by SCPD (posted by Norse)
I received this updated list of SCPD personnel--buffed up considerably from the earlier posting (referenced below). For those involved in copwatching or using the police in any capacity, this is a list of badge numbers matched up with employees.
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:18PM
Occupy Santa Cruz to Mark Third Anniversary - by One Occupier
Still Working for Social and Economic Justice
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:22AM
Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste - by Dan Bacher
According to Abraham Lustgarten of Pro Publica, "California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there." Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, opens the big anti-fracking rally in Sacramento with a ceremony and...
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:51PM
Community Members in Santa Cruz Protest Israel's Attacks on Gaza - by Alex Darocy
On July 14, community members joined together in Santa Cruz to protest Israel's recent bombing of Gaza, as well as the collective punishment carried out against the Palestinian people living there and in the West Bank. Demonstrators say most of the weapons that are being used against the Palestinian civilian population have been paid for with U.S. tax dollars, and they have called the bombings, "acts of genocide" and a "moral outrage."
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:02PM
Rally in Salinas Demands Justice for Frank Alvarado, Killed by Salinas Police - by Bradley Allen
Frank Alvardo’s niece Natalie spoke at the rally in East Salinas on July 12, 2014. Natalie was calm, sad, well-spoken, and angry. She righteously proclaimed, “It’s not right. I’ve never had this much hate in my life for anything else. I’m sad, but I’m more angry than anything else because of how he was gunned down. There was no reason for how he was killed; no way to justify their actions. We just need justice for him, and everybody else, all the other cases that have gone like th...
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:00AM
Direct Action Monterey Network statement in solidarity with Palestine - by Steph
Today the Direct Action Monterey Network joined a demonstration organized by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center to demand an end to Israel’s assault on Gaza and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:35PM
Police Protests Resume Following Fourth Officer Involved Killing in Salinas - by Alex Darocy
July 12 marked the third consecutive day of protests calling for justice for Frank Alvarado, who was killed by officers with the Salinas Police Department on July 10. Frank is the fourth resident killed by Salinas police since March 20.
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:59PM