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Pleich Allows Cyberstalking and Bullying in his FB group Citizens for a Better Santa Cruz - by Pat Colby
Steve Pleich allows cyberstalking and bullying on FB Citizen for a Better Santa Cruz. He lets members of his group slander and character assassinated fellow local activists-advocates. He has allowed my brother John and I to be stalked even though we left his group and asked him to stop allowing anyone to post anything about or use our names in any posts. We are not the only fellow activists-advocates he has allowed this to happen to: i.e. he allowed TBSC's Jim Spring to cyberbully a much re...
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:50PM
Accessory Dwelling Unit Restrictions Just Latest Example of Government Overreaching - by Steve Pleich
Rental Inspection Program Must Be Repealed
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:17PM
Environmental Groups Respond to Gov. Brown’s Fracking Regulations - by Californians Against Fracking
Final draft regulations rife with industry loopholes and weak protections leave Californians vulnerable
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:26PM
New Tool to Talk to Santa Cruz City Council - by Speak Up, SC!
SANTA CRUZ (September 23, 2014) – The City of Santa Cruz is offering a new way to communicate with elected officials relating to specific items on the City Council meeting agenda.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:20PM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM
Santa Cruz Faith Communities Come Together to Shelter the Homeless - by Steve Pleich
Church Sponsored Shelter A Step in the Right Direction
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:57PM
Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD - by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM
Hong Kong: Women and girls attacked as police fail to protect peaceful protesters - by Amnesty International
Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect hundreds of peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators on Friday evening, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 2:49PM
Interfaith Sukkot Ends Homelessness - by Karen Kaplan
All faith communities are encouraged to build temporary structures during the holiday of Sukkot, to end homelessness.
Posted: Sun Oct 5, 2014 4:07PM
Smithsonian Institution Formulates First Official Climate Change Statement - by via Smithsonian Institution
In conjunction with the one-day symposium “Living in the Anthropocene: Prospects for Climate, Economics, Health, and Security,” the Smithsonian has released the following statement on climate change:
Posted: Sat Oct 4, 2014 1:52AM
Petition: Ban Greek Organizations from UCSC - by via Change.org
Ban Greek Organizations from UC Santa Cruz. Petitioning Chancellor George Blumenthal. Sign petition here: https://www.change.org/p/george-blumenthal-ban-greek-organizations-from-ucsc
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 2:06PM
Free Radio Santa Cruz Announces August Activist of the Month - by FRSC Collective
FRSC awards another free month of shows.
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 2:55PM
Message from Leonard Peltier on his 70th Birthday - by Leonard Peltier
Greetings my Friends, Relatives and Supporters
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:47PM
Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update - by Amnesty International
On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text. Now the treaty is on the cusp of becoming international law which could change the lives of millions.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22PM
Sign the Petition: No to McDonald's in Downtown Watsonville - by No to McDonald's
Watsonville City Council members are elected to speak for us, let's make sure they know what we want! Another fast food restaurant is not it, especially not in our beautiful and historic downtown. Sign the petition and show up to the October 14 council meeting to show your disdain for their approval of something that will only hurt our community. Bring posters, handouts, fact sheets or whatever you feel will help convince our council members that another McDonald's will in no way benefit our ...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:55PM
ALDF Sues Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick and Injured “Puppy Mill” Puppies - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a false-advertising lawsuit against “Barkworks,” a Southern California pet store chain (with locations in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Riverside Counties), for selling sick and injured puppies and deceiving consumers about the well-being and health of the puppies. The complaint, filed today in Orange County District Court, alleges that Barkworks violated California state business practices and de...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:03PM
We Have Not Yet Overcome Racism - by SCCCCOR Steering Committee
Lessons Not Learned in Ferguson
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:07PM
Prop 47 Offers Smart Solutions for Real Criminal Justice Reform - by Steve Pleich
Reduction of Low Level Offenses is Sensible Policy
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:24AM