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HUFF Weekly "Save Streetside Vitality" Protests Likely to Continue
by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at]
Wednesday Mar 19th, 2014 9:58 PM
For the last month, HUFF has held regular protests outside the Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company initially focusing on "Backpack Bigotry"--the policy of that cafe, Peet's, Lulu Carpenters, and Starbucks to "ban all backpacks", but actually selectively admit the "less homeless-looking" folks. The protests are now encouraging musicians, artists, chessplayers, chatters, and the community generally to return and treat the sidewalks as the community property that it is. Laws criminalizing sitting or performing with a donation cup on 95% of the sidewalk need to be laughed off the Avenue. So far there has been general approval and no response from the armed uniforms patrolling the street. The article below includes a description, a flyer, and a petition.
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Protest Push To Continue--Uncertain Whether Weather Will Cancel Action TodayRobert NorseWednesday Mar 26th, 2014 9:33 AM
why can't i sit downtown?@Tuesday Mar 25th, 2014 10:42 AM
The difference between "Friend" and "Acquaintance"Rager RayMonday Mar 24th, 2014 12:37 PM
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A Cutesy Rhyme 4 Robert: "Dangerous Dilettantes"Razer RayFriday Mar 21st, 2014 8:09 AM
not personal, it's political@Thursday Mar 20th, 2014 3:00 PM
This looks personalWade RadiansThursday Mar 20th, 2014 3:57 AM