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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
Standing on Sacred Ground: Santa Cruz premiere w/ Chief Caleen Sisk - by
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Fri Aug 1, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:42PM
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
Mideast Migraines - Dare To Speak Out, ending chapter 6 (audio/mpeg 135.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out" by congressman Paul Findley (1985), finishing up chapter six. Length: 1:58:31/ Date Recorded: 2014-07-19/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (139MB), Mono
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:28PM
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
Mideast Migraines - Dare to Speak Out, begin chapter 6 (audio/mpeg 130.4MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of Paul Findley's "They Dare to Speak Out", begin chapter 6, interstitial music. Length: 1:53:58/ Date Recorded: 2014-07-12/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (134MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:48PM
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
Mideast Migraines - Israeli Atrocities Vs. Killing 3 settlers (audio/mpeg 80.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Some facts surrounding the murder of three young Zionist settlers and of a Palestinian youth in revenge, music. Length: 1:56:54/ Date Recorded: 2014-07-07/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (82MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:49AM
NLG Urges U.S. Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel - by National Lawyers Guild
NEW YORK--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israel’s ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip. Following a barrage of recent airstrikes, the Israeli military on July 17 began a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:04PM
Obama Admin. Clears Way for Dynamite-Like Blasts to Search for Oil & Gas Off East Coast - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama administration released a decision authorizing the use of dynamite-like blasts to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. While the decision includes limited protections for species like the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, of which there are less than 500 left worldwide, Oceana says they do not go far enough to combat the threats posed to fisheries...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:59PM
Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village re...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
Cyclist killed on the streets of New Orleans (audio/mpeg 4.7MB) - by m. toups
On Thursday July 17, a bicyclist was killed riding in the bike lane on St. Claude Ave at the intersection of Elysian Fields Ave.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:12AM
5th Annual Festival del Nopal - by Steve Pleich
176 Lincoln Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:34PM
Women, Trans & Queer Open Mic - by SubRosa
SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue
Event Date:Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:30PM
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:13AM
Really Really Free Market! - by SubRosa
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue
Event Date:Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:08AM