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It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan - by Becky Johnson (posted by Norse)
One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank. Why are there "no records" of a $34,000 interest free loan to DA Bob Lee's 2010 re-election campaign from Wells Fargo Bank? On Wednesday August 20th, Judge Steven Siegel held a hearing on a motion by attorney Alexis Briggs to uncover the records of Wells Fargo's 2010 loan to Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee. Lee has been relentless pursuing 11 activists at the cost of hund...
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:10AM
Stop Prop E, SF's Soda Tax Slush Fund - by Obese SF Voter
The soda tax slush fund is now on San Francisco’s November 2014 ballot as Proposition E. This regressive tax on a wide variety of beverages raising their cost by 2 cents per ounce or 40 cents per bottle or 3 dollars per 12 pack is a tax on the distributor of beverages which will definitely be passed on to the consumer, most of whom are the workingclass who the Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is claiming to help, they are promoting this tax on the workingclass by scapegoating obese peo...
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 10:09PM
ACLU Santa Cruz County Adopts Landmark Statement of Principle - by ACLU Santa Cruz
ACLU Board Supports Camping Ban Moratorium
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 8:02PM
Mayor Robinson Still Refuses Transparency, Won't Reveal Appointments, Public Appearances - by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz Mayor Lynn Robinson refuses to reveal the history of her meetings with lobbyists, her appointment book, or announcements of her upcoming public appearances. This is not unusual, however contrary to the public interest, as most mayors have done the same (with the exception of former Mayor Don Lane). Robinson was initially asked to come clean and public last March, but declined to respond. Three days after the request I was arrested at City Council for "unattended" audio recording...
Posted: Tue Aug 5, 2014 11:14PM
Steve Pleich Withdraws from City Council Race; Urges Support for Sherman and Van Allen - by Steve Pleich
Thanks and Goodbye
Posted: Mon Aug 4, 2014 5:20PM
ACLU Santa Cruz County Renews Its Objection to Cowell Beach Curfew - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Public Fora Must Remain Public
Posted: Sat Aug 2, 2014 12:23PM
Vermont Lead the Nation in Same-Sex Marriage, GMO Labelling. What's next? - by Indy VT
Vermont lead the nation in same-sex marriage and GMO labelling. Here is the debate schedule coming up soon, and you can watch these streaming live on the internet to find out what Vermont candidates for U.S. Congress and Governor of Vermont are thinking of next.
Posted: Fri Aug 1, 2014 7:18PM
September 2000 - April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 Palestinian children - by US House hearing 8/1
"Between September 2000 and April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 children." As one report described it: "That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years." And thousands of children and civilians are being killed and wounded in Gaza as I write.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06PM
"THE FIGHT OVER MANDATES" - by Stella Sez
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) collects $billions$ using “Wallet Flushing” car tax. Is it time for CA AG Kamala Harris EPA GMO ethanol fuel waiver conversation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl-Nrep74qg Dr. Stan’s California water & fuel supply opinion http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/radioliberty/121213d.mp3
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:34PM
Project Homeless Connect Leading the Initiative To Establish Homeless Court in Santa Cruz - by Steve Pleich
Time for a New Model of Social Justice
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:10PM
Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandons mayoral campaign to run for City Council - by Lynda Carson
In a desperate move to stay in power, eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandoned his campaign to run for Mayor of Richmond, and decided to run for City Council instead!
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 10:55PM
Real Sidewalk Clutter--Illegal Merchant Signage on Pacific Avenue - by Pat Colby and Robert Norse
Last September the City Council cut back already severely-limited public space on the sidewalk to even less. I estimate less than 2% of the original Pacific Avenue sidewalk is now available for sitting, sparechanging, performing with a cup, vending, and/or political tabling. In an attempt to justify this strangulation of space, Councilmember Pamela Comstock made a comment characterizing what she saw on the downtown sidewalks as "sidewalk clutter". In response to this and to show the exte...
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:37PM
6/25, SF: picketing Hillary Clinton - by pariah
I scream at fascist who pickets Clinton; yet I'm ***NOT*** one of Hillary's fans. ..............................................................
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:21PM
IMF Paper: Corporate Tax Avoidance Hurts Global Economy and Poor Countries - by Hannah Shultz
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a staff paper noting that corporate tax avoidance negatively impacts all economies, but hurts developing countries the most. The IMF's release comes as the G20, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and United Nations bodies seek vehicles to diminish corporate tax avoidance.
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:59AM
The Lone Gunman vs. Common Sense - by Daniel Borgström
some thoughts on the assassination
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:33PM
IMF Reviews International Financial Crises Solutions - by Hanna Shultz
As the IMF reviews solutions to international financial crises, religious and development groups urge reforms to protect the poor.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:09AM
Does anyone know why SANTA CRUZ even has a heritage tree ordinance? - by shopper
another day another heritage tree removal approved by tree unfriendly SC City Council
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:08PM
Defeat of Measure O Will Undermine Monterey Peninsula’s Right to Water - by Food & Water Watch
Oakland, Calif.– Residents and businesses in the Monterey Peninsula were dealt a blow on June 3 when voters rejected “Measure O,” an initiative that would have set the community on track to gain public control of its water system from California American Water. While the California branch of the nation’s largest private water corporation will call this outcome a victory, Monterey’s families and businesses are the ones who will suffer as a result of keeping the community’s water sy...
Posted: Mon Jun 9, 2014 12:22AM
Syrians Vote - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 5:34AM
Palestinian Unity Governance - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Jun 3, 2014 1:35AM