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UCSC Chancellor Blumenthal: Stop the Parking Fee Hikes - by Petition via Teamsters Local 2010
Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ucsc-chancellor-blumenthal
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:53PM
Concerned Residents, Elected Officials Rally in Response to Refugio Beach Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Outraged over an oil pipeline burst that Tuesday spilled at least 105,000 gallons of oil into a nine-mile slick along the Pacific Coast near Santa Barbara, at least 150 community members joined non-profit and local elected officials for a rally and press conference today at Santa Barbara County Courthouse to express the urgent need to place a moratorium on fracking and phase out oil development in California. Photo: Santa Barbara County Community Members Urge Gov. Brown ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:40PM
Pipeline Owner in Santa Barbara Oil Spill Has Had 175 Spill Incidents Since 2006 - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— The company that owns the pipeline involved in Tuesday’s major oil spill in Santa Barbara has had 175 incidents (mostly oil spills) nationwide since 2006, including 11 in California, according to a Center for Biological Diversity analysis of federal documents.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:30PM
Big Oil Trashes the California Coast - by Dan Bacher
Preliminary reports indicated that the ruptured 24 inch pipeline in Goleta leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil Tuesday. However, the pipeline company may have actually released as much as 105,000 gallons, with tens of thousands of gallons going into the ocean, according to the latest data from Plains All American. Photo of oil on the beach courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:54AM
Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling - by Dan Bacher
"The oil spill near Refugio State Beach is a stark reminder of the dangerous risks expanded oil drilling poses to Santa Barbara County’s environment and its residents’ quality of life," said Becca Claassen, Santa Barbara County Organizer of Food & Water Watch. Photo of offshore oil rig courtesy of theecoreport.com.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:03PM
California Officials Won’t Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:30PM
Referendum Suspends Santa Cruz County Ban on Medical Cannabis Cultivation - by via Responsible Cultivation Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California – May 16, 2015 – The first successful Santa Cruz County referendum in 13 years has suspended an ordinance adopted by the County Board of Supervisors to ban all commercial cannabis cultivation. The ban was adopted on April 14, 2015, and was to go into effect on May 15, 2015.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:18PM
CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
Registered Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Plan Strike - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) will hold a one-day strike beginning May 27 to protest management's insistence on pursuing a restructuring plan that would drastically reduce bedside nursing staff and severely undermine the patient advocacy role of nurses in the hospital.
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:07PM
AB 718 Offers Hope to Vehicle Sleepers - by Steve Pleich
Bill Also Opportunity to Revisit Safe Spaces Parking Program
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 3:38PM
100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANAHEIM, Calif.— More than 100 mayors, city council members and other local officials from dozens of communities want Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking to protect California’s water supply from contamination during a devastating drought.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:27PM
Office for Civil Rights to Visit UCSC to Investigate Handling of Sexual Violence Reports - by via SUA Office of External Affairs
UC Santa Cruz is currently under investigation by the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for mishandling reports of sexual violence. OCR will be visiting campus Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 to hear from students regarding how sexual violence reports are handled by the UCSC administration. This is an important time in our campus history to create effective change.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:12PM
UCSA Responds to Governor Brown's May Revision State Budget - by via UC Student Association
SACRAMENTO, CA -Today, Governor Brown released his May Revision to the proposed 2015-16 California State Budget and reiterated his fiscal vision for the state and the University of California (UC). Brown is moving forward with the Multi-Year Stable Funding Plan while increasing the University of California base budget by an additional 4%, or $119M over the 2014-15 Budget with an agreement that tuition remain flat. In-state undergraduates will see no increase in their tuition until 2017-18.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:49PM
An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz - by via MEChA de UC Santa Cruz
An open letter to the following Greek organizations from MEChA de UC Santa Cruz: Kappa Zeta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Phi Zeta and Lambda Phi Epsilon
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:12AM
Preliminary Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit Over Conditions at Monterey County Jail - by ACLU of Northern California
SALINAS, Calif. – Lawyers for all parties in Hernandez v. County of Monterey announced on May 11 that they have reached a preliminary comprehensive settlement in the class action lawsuit filed in May 2013 in federal court in San Jose regarding conditions at the Monterey County Jail. The settlement was approved by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG), the Monterey County Public Defender, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the law firm...
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 1:27AM
Vigil Marks One Year Since Osmar Hernandez was Killed by Salinas Police - by Alex Darocy
Community members in East Salinas held a vigil on May 9 to mark the day 26-year-old Osmar Hernandez was killed by Salinas Police in 2014. Osmar's family members were in attendance; Maria Guardado-Hernandez spoke, and Asuncion Guardado stood by solemnly while holding a lit votive candle. Also in attendance were the family members of two other men killed by Salinas Police in 2014, Frank Alvarado and Angel Ruiz. In all, five Latino community members died at the hands of Salinas Police in unrela...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:48PM
Protest the 2015 California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard! - by Boycott Driscoll’s
The California Strawberry Festival is one of the largest outdoor annual events in California that celebrates the success of the multi-billion dollar global agricultural industry. However, this success has come at the great economic, social and overall health expense to those who pick the berries. The growers have maintained a blatant disregard for workers’ rights and wellbeing and have also neglected to take a stand as stewards of the environment by stopping the use of harmful industrial ch...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:54PM
Court Support for Monterey 8! - by
Monterey County Superior Court, 240 Church Street, Salinas
Event Date:Tue May 26, 2015 8:15AM
Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:37PM
Monterey Police Take Names, Issue 'Warnings' at Latest Sit-Lie Demonstration - by Alex Darocy
Monterey Police have portrayed their enforcement of the city's sit-lie ban as a friendly process where first-time violators are simply given a "warning" when found sitting or lying on sidewalks located downtown and in other commercial districts. On May 1, community members participating in a sit-in held on the sidewalk of Alvarado Street to protest the new law demonstrated the process isn't quite that simple. More than a dozen individuals were confronted by police and forced to give them thei...
Posted: Fri May 8, 2015 7:03PM
HWY 6 Media Statements - by via The HWY 6
The HWY 6 held a press conference on the court house steps today, and three of the six UC Santa Cruz students issued public statements. They explained why they have pleaded "no contest" to the charges they face, and what motivated them on the day of March 3, during the 96 Hours of Action demonstrations.
Posted: Thu May 7, 2015 2:40PM