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text Russia Bans GMOs - by Stephen Lendman
GMOs
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:14AM
text 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
text The Rent Control Quandary - by Seana Sperling
Why Rent Control is needed nationally.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:16AM
text 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
text 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
text 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
text "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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance lacks criminal penalties - by Lynda Carson
In comparison to other cities in California some cities have criminal misdemeanor penalties for landlords who violate the tenant harassment ordinances including Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Monica. Oakland fails to have any criminal misdemeanor penalties for the landlords that violate Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO).
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:50AM
text Oakland passes anti-harassment ordinance to protect renters - by Lynda Carson
The TPO is based on similar anti-harassment policies in cities that prohibit various forms of harassment including San Francisco, East Palo Alto, Santa Monica and West Hollywood, in the effort to curb landlord harassment. The TPO prohibits 16 types of harassment in Oakland that a landlord may use to bully or harass tenants out of their housing!
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 8:31AM
text Uniformly Unfair - by T.J. Johnston for Street Sheet
Proposed uniform shelter rules could hurt neediest clients, particularly those unable to care for themselves.
Posted: Sat Nov 8, 2014 12:11PM
text Four Homeless Civil Rights Events (rescheduled) - by Robert Norse
CORRECTION: No Council Meeting on 11-11. Protests Rescheduled to 3 PM and 5 PM on 11-18. Sorry for any confusion. November 11th is Veteran's Day. The KSCO Interview on 11-8 Saturday at 4 PM and the attorney get-together at the sidewalk near the Red Church at 5 PM 11-10 at 5 PM Monday are still a go. 4 PM 11-8 Saturday KSCO (AM 1080) Restoration of Human Rights for the Homeless advocates versus StabSantaCruz anti-homeless blogger Helbard Alkhassadeh. 5 PM 11-10 on the sidewalk near Calvalry ...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 11:00AM
text Project Homeless Connect Comes to Watsonville - by Steve Pleich
Service Fair Addresses Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 2:04PM
text SF Baseball Gambling Racket Horror at Taxpayer Expense - by SF Voter
Once again, the SF Democratic Party machine allowed the fixed gambling racket commonly known as baseball to "win," causing much grief to the residents of San Francisco on the night of this "win," with more to come with a completely unnecessary parade of the gladiators where a million screaming idiot fans are allowed to yell at the gladiators and worthless politicians who ride down Market Street on a work day, Friday, Oct 31, while throwing tons of paper on the ground, making it impossible to ...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:29AM
text Ace In the Hole - by Yasmin Mawaz-Khan
Help to spread the word about a Kickstarter campaign film documentary on the back story of a well loved artist junkyard in SF.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:23PM
text Santa Cruz City Council Delays Second Reading of Stay Away Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Continues to Urge Reconsideration of Stay Away Ordinance
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:37PM
text San Francisco worst Ambulance - by Bruce Allison
bad Health care king Ambuace
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:30PM
text Stay-Away From Human Rights ! An Activist Examines the Escalating Stay-Away Orders Law - by Raven Davis (posted by Norse)
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) activists Raven Davis and Maya Iverson spent many hours culling through citations and stay-away orders from the Parks and Recreation Department for the last year and a half. Their results show a pattern of homeless harassment and suggest very few of the citations or stay aways are for real crimes that threaten anyone. Mostly infractions used to discourage and drive away homeless folks. The proposed escalation of penalties, Davis predicts, wil...
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:51PM

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