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Mayfair Organizations Host 'Community Action' Tianguis in San José - by Alex Darocy
In Mexico and Central America, a tianguis is traditionally thought of as an open air market where merchandise is sold. The word tianguis is derived from the Aztec language, and the cultural tradition has been practiced by Indigenous peoples since before colonial contact. To create a space where community organizing skills can be shared, the concept of a "community action" tianguis was created by individuals in the Mayfair community of San José. The first such Community Action Tianguis was he...
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:39PM
The "What's in it for me and SF?" AirBnB topic walking tour - by David Giesen
American Youth Hostel 312 Mason Street SF, CA
Event Date:Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:30AM
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:37PM
Erin Brockovich slams oil industry's use of unlined disposal pits - by Dan Bacher
According to Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) records, at least 432 unlined pits are currently being used for disposal of oil and gas wastewater in the Central Valley, and most have been operating with significantly out-of-date waste discharge permits, or no permits at all.
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:43AM
Russia Bans GMOs - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:14AM
Rebirth of Our Rights: Disability Rights Rally - by Cynthia Papermaster
U.S. Court, 95 7th St., 7th & Mission, Courtroom 3
Event Date:Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:05PM
Do rents really rise without human intervention? - by Rent payer
Is it true, as the federal court ruled, that landlords have nothing to do with high rents?
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:24PM
The Rent Control Quandary - by Seana Sperling
Why Rent Control is needed nationally.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:16AM
Restore Sidewalk Space For All; End the "One Hour of Free Speech and Get Going" Rule - by Robert Norse
Item #10 on the 2:30 PM Santa Cruz City Council Agenda finalizes an ordinance which requires all performers, vendors, tablers and solicitors to restrict themselves to less than 2% of the Pacific Avenue sidewalk. Setting up these small static “performance pens” is abusive and unnecessary. Instead, end the "Forbidden Zones." They take up more than 99% of the total sidewalk area on Pacific Avenue—and more in other business districts. End the virtual Ban on traditional innocent Santa Cruz ...
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:12PM
Big Real Estate Loses Key Anti-Tenant Democrats - by Dean Preston
Many ambitious legislators in Sacramento believe that their path to victory is by selling out tenants and aligning with realtors and landlords. No doubt they get campaign money for playing this game. But several Democrats around the state have learned the hard way that supporting Big Real Estate to the detriment of working people is not a good strategy for re-election.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:20PM
RVs Need Safe Spaces, Not More Restrictions - by Steve Pleich
An Open Letter to the City of Santa Cruz Transportation and Public Works Commission
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:07PM
Gobble Gobble Give - by Merle
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna St San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Date:Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:02PM
3 (More) Strikes Against the Homeless at the Public Works Commission - by Robert Norse
City Council Chambers at City Hall (809 Center St.)
Event Date:Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:45PM
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:10PM
New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets National Model - by via National Nurses United
Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola virus, California officials have announced landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines that should be a model for federal and state action for all U.S. hospitals, National Nurses United said on November 14.
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:45PM
Say No to the Council Crackdown Against Poor People Outside - by Robert Norse
809 Center St. In front of City Hall and at City Council
Event Date:Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:03AM
"Get Out" Anti-Homeless Law...With Phony "Appeal" Process at Afternoon Council 11-18 - by Robert Norse
City Council is set to exponentially expand a "Stay from Parks and Other Public Areas" law passed last year (MC 13,08.100). This law allows immediate Stay-Away orders from all parks and many other public areas (for one day). This happends at the whim of a police officer or ranger once an infraction of any kind is issued. Infractions have mainly been issued to homeless people for such "crimes" as sleeping, being in a park after dark, and smoking--500 Stay-Away orders in the last year. The ...
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:54PM
Mass Evictions At Oakland's Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
The Empyrean Towers located downtown Oakland at 344 13th Street used to be known as the Hotel Menlo and was owned by wealthy millionaire Tiburon resident Richard Singer. Singer landed in prison a few years ago after getting caught by the FBI in a sting operation for trying to hire an arsonist to burn down the occupied hotel as part of an insurance scam.
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:01AM
A Simple Question of Right and Wrong - by Steve Pleich
Stay Away Ordinance Simply Wrong in Any Form
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:27PM
Community Collaboration for Sustainable Goods Movement meeting - by
Defremery Recreation Center 1651 Adeline Street (West Oakland neighborhood) Oakland, CA
Event Date:Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:59AM
Dennis J Bernstein Interviews Keith McHenry, Founder of Food Not Bombs - by via Flashpoints
Food Not Bombs is a national organization that distributes free food to the growing armies of hungry Americans from coast to coast. While you would think that the government would laud support such a noble cause, Food Not Bombs food givers face regular arrest and possible jail time for distributing food to the very hungry, a growing number of children and veterans among them. As of this interview, In Florida, a 90-year-old member of Food Not Bombs is in jail for food-giving. Dennis J Bernstei...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:48PM
New report discusses unequal access to healthy foods in San José for communities of color - by Amanda Trombley
Report Finds Lack of Access to Healthy Foods, Time, and Money Are Barriers to Good Nutrition and Health for Communities of Color and Low-Income Communities in San José
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:17AM