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image Citizen Porta Potty Clean Team: ACTIVATED! 120_cleaning_rig.jpg original image ( 2189x963) - by Downtown Bathroom Task Force
Be careful what you complain about because, you may become responsible for it. I complain that there are no public restrooms downtown after 10pm (for people who can't access businesses). There is ONLY ONE 24Hour bathroom in downtown and it only gets cleaned 3 times per week. City Councilperson Micah Posner challenged me to step up and clean it myself and he would too.
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:37AM
calendar Rally in support of Santa Cruz City Workers city-of-santa-cruz-stand-in-solidarity-with-seiu-521-05.15.2015.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by
Clock Tower & City Hall
Event Date:Tue May 26, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 5:02PM
audio Mideast Migraines - Driving a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities (audio/mpeg 136.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
Another BDS request for entertainers to cancel Israeli gig; Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities; Testimony of Soldiers involved in Last Summer's Gaza War‏; music of Andrea Bocelli. Length: 1:59:36/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-18/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (140MB), Mono
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:47PM
document Breaking Bodies: Torture and Summary Killings in Eastern Ukraine ukraine_briefing.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Amnesty International
Overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners, serve as a stark reminder of the brutal practices being committed on a near-daily basis in eastern Ukraine’s conflict, Amnesty International said in a comprehensive new briefing today (see PDF).
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:26PM
image SVMH RNs Retain Critical Charge Nurse Position, Uphold Patient Care in Tentative Contract 120_salinas_valley_nurses.jpg original image ( 600x346) - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) have reached a tentative contract agreement with hospital officials, protecting the vital clinical role of the charge nurse, a key issue in the contract fight that will strengthen quality of care at the hospital, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today.
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:21PM
text 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
text Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks progress - by Amnesty International
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks undermining a decade of progress
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:04PM
text Santa Barbara Spill Shows Again That There is No Good Way to Clean up Ocean Oil Spills - by via OCEANA
Santa Barbara Spill Shows Again That There is No Good Way to Clean up Ocean Oil Spills
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:49PM
text New Santa Barbara Oil Spill Illustrates Unpredictability of Oil Infrastructure - by via Sierra Club California
SACRAMENTO—An oil pipeline burst onshore and dumped about 21,000 gallons of crude into a culvert leading to the ocean, creating a miles-long oil slick on one of Santa Barbara County’s most popular beaches, Refugio State Beach.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:44PM
image Concerned Residents, Elected Officials Rally in Response to Refugio Beach Spill 120_no_fracking_santa_barbara.jpg original image ( 640x480) - 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
image Pipeline Owner in Santa Barbara Oil Spill Has Had 175 Spill Incidents Since 2006 120_oil_on_beach_santa_barbara_us_coast_guard_fpwc.jpg original image ( 944x680) - 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
image Big Oil Trashes the California Coast 120_oil_on_beach_santa_barbara_us_coast_guard_fpwc-scr.jpg original image ( 850x612) - 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
document Santa Cruz City Government Shows Complete Disdain to Open and Transparent Government bren_lehr_on_how_to_stall.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Pat Colby
A perfect example city of Santa Cruz's complete disdain to follow the laws and requirements of open and transparent government!
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:44AM
image Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling 120_offshore-oil-drilling-1038x576.jpg original image ( 1038x576) - 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
text 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
text Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
image Referendum Suspends Santa Cruz County Ban on Medical Cannabis Cultivation 120_responsible-cultivation-santa-cruz-thank-you.jpg original image ( 630x283) - 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
text Community-Style Court Holds First Session - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Scheduled Court Session Could Be Forerunner of Broader Program
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:10PM
document CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" race_to_the_bottom_-_losing_ground_and_losing_faith_.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
image Registered Nurses at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Plan Strike 120_salinas_valley_nurses.jpg original image ( 600x346) - 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

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