Santa Cruz IMC
Santa Cruz IMC
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Street Shit Sheet #172: Update the Outdated SC Free Guide !

by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at]
A few more blurbs from the byways along with a reprinted copy of the badly outdated Santa Cruz Free Guide on the reverse side. Guide manager Evan Morrison and his staff, have so far maintained silence around concerns that their "Guide" is leading folks to closed services, full waiting lists, and other dead ends--truly needing updating.
Street Shit Sheet #172 includes a full copy of the most updated version of the Santa Cruz Free Guide which may be receiving City money to maintain its on-line website and printed edition.

The on-line edition can be found at If you check the bottom of the page, you can find the last date it was updated (Jan 19, 2023). It's information on Food Not Bombs, a principal supplier of food and communal space for folks outside is 4 months out of date; Likewise with Footbridge Services.

Street Shit Sheet invites readers (including patrons) to pass on their experiences, positive or negative, regarding the "services" offered.

Notably missing is a "Green Book" for folks outside--specifying where homeless people are unwelcome (such as Louden Nelson Center bathrooms, restrooms in coffee shops & restaurants downtown generally, etc).

Those folks still banned from Bookshop Santa Cruz should be aware that the restroom was and probably still is funded with City money and so is open whether the Coonerty family staff likes that person or not. I speak as an activist banned since 1994 from the Bookshop for mounting educational boycott demonstrations against the store because of Neal and Ryan Coonerty's anti-homeless positions while Councilmember and Mayor.

Please e-mail your experiences with places mentioned (and those that should be) on the SC Free Guide to provide the basis for a future hand-out that is more accurate. Also let me know about any positive or negative activity regarding homeless folks for Street Shit Sheet summary.
§Most Recent On-Line Santa Cruz Free Guide
by Robert Norse
Please pass on any more current information to rnorse3 [at] to make the Guide more usable.
§Current Santa Cruz Free Guide
Corrections are much appreciated.

Critical comments in this article are solely the responsibility of the Street Shit Sheet editor, Robert Norse. The Guide's on-line phone number is 325-2699, though several calls have have not prompted any response.
Add Your Comments
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
Robert Norse
Wed, Sep 13, 2023 9:02PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


$55.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network