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Sat Sep 8 2018Fake Rent Control Alert
The Santa Cruz City Council's "Non-Protections for Renters" proposal, as rent control advocates have described it, is scheduled for a first reading during the 2:00 p.m. session on Tuesday, September 11. The ordinance would require relocation fees for tenants who experience rent increases of 10% in one year or 15% over two years, which would still allow a 42% rent increase every five years. Yes on M: Santa Cruz for Rent Control writes: We need REAL rent control: No Rent Raises over 3% once a year, Just Cause for Eviction for all renters - and heck, the city didn't even enforce its own rent freeze so of COURSE we need a Rent Board.
Sun Aug 12 2018 (Updated 08/14/18)Filipino Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal
On July 30, around 50 security guards of NutriAsia and 20 members of the Philippine National Police in Marilao and Meycauayan violently dispersed the striking NutriAsia workers while an ecumenical mass was being held at the picketline near the factory gates. Nineteen were arrested. Arrestees were released two days later, but still face charges and the strike continues.
Thu Jun 28 2018 (Updated 07/06/18)Northern California Stands Against ICE
Demonstrators decrying Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents were in the streets throughout the month of June. An even larger wave of protest hit on June 30, a national day of action, with rallies held locally in dozens of Northern California cities. One of the largest protests was at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, the only ICE detention center in the Bay Area.
The state agency charged with regulating California’s pesticide industry allows manufacturers to make up their own usage rules, continues to allow a brain-damaging chemical to be used on food crops, is slow to hold applicators accountable when workers are poisoned, and routinely ignores community input in its rulemaking process. That’s according to the California Environmental Justice Alliance’s 2017 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment.
Tue May 15 2018 (Updated 05/16/18)California Communities Demand "Rent Control Now!"
Efforts to stabilize communities in California with with much needed rent control measures and just cause eviction protections are presently occurring in ten cities throughout California, including Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Santa Ana, Sacramento, Pomona, Pasadena, National City, Long Beach, Inglewood, and Glendale. Big money is gearing up in opposition to the statewide effort to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
Mon Apr 30 2018Pesticide Use Near Record High in California
Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. DPR's latest numbers paint a grim picture of the state’s continued reliance on vast quantities of agricultural pesticides — 209 million pounds in 2016. That’s the third highest since reporting began in 1990. The greatest burden continues to be borne by the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast.
Sat Apr 7 2018 (Updated 05/22/18)Israel Massacres Palestinians as Democrats Congratulate Them
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, who represents California's central coast, was a member of a Democratic congressional delegation that visited Israel on March 26 to congratulate the nation on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its government. Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the delegation, stated ahead of their visit, “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel." Also on March 26, Israel's army announced that “dozens of snipers" would be deployed in Gaza – and four days later, over 750 Palestinians were shot during Land Day demonstrations.
Thu Mar 29 2018Fight Continues Over Fate of Measure Z
On March 26, proponents of Monterey County’s landmark Measure Z ballot initiative filed an appeal to restore the land-use protections that voters passed by an overwhelming majority in November 2016. The appeal challenges a Superior Court ruling in March that invalidated part of the ordinance, which aims to shield the county from fracking chemicals and oil industry pollution. Measure Z won with 56 percent of the vote.
Sun Mar 25 2018 (Updated 03/26/18)The Case For the Meadow
A group of UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, alumni, staff, and concerned community members have joined together in an effort to prevent development on one of the most important scenic landmarks of the UCSC campus, the East Meadow. East Meadow Action Committee writes: The open meadows are central to UCSC’s world-renowned design aesthetic. This proposal overturns a fifty-year tradition of environmentally-conscious planning. We support more, better, and more affordable student housing and improved childcare facilities on campus. There are other places to build them that do not overturn UCSC’s proudest traditions.
Fri Mar 23 2018Defend the Rent Freeze!
Movement for Housing Justice writes: Renters and community - Come out to the city council meeting next Tuesday to defend the rent freeze! Right now the city isn't enforcing our badly needed short term freeze on rents and eviction protections. They expect renters to take landlords to court to enforce the law if our rents are increased unfairly or we are unjustly evicted. They say it's a budgeting issue but we know that this is an issue of priorities. Let's remind the city council that 60% percent of Santa Cruz is renters. Our housing rights are non negotiable!
Fri Mar 23 2018 (Updated 04/01/18)March For Our Lives
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that gun violence comes to an end. Northern California is marched in solidarity. The national mission statement declared: March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.
Wed Mar 14 2018"Homeless Junkies" Propaganda Spreads in Santa Cruz
A sticker carrying imagery encouraging violence against houseless people and drug addicted people was recently found on a crosswalk button in downtown Santa Cruz. The sticker reads "Street Cleaner: Santa Cruz Meth Head Cleansing Project – Santa Cruz" and is marked with the hashtag #131stickers. It depicts a silhouette of a skinny person wearing a backpack, with a cigarette in their mouth, an open hand stretched out, and a “Tweaker” flag hanging out of the backpack. Laid over the image of this person are the crosshairs of a telescopic rifle sight.
3PM Saturday Sep 22 Downtown SC Garage Alternatives Party
4PM Tuesday Sep 25 Bathrooms, Winter Survival, and Community Caring — A...
7PM Tuesday Sep 25 Santa Cruz Climate Emergency Resolution
4PM Saturday Sep 29 Rise Up Singing & Veg. Potluck
10AM Saturday Oct 6 Ocean's!! Neighborhood Cleanup
10AM Saturday Oct 20 Día de Pescar: Fly Fishing Clinic along the San...
San Francisco Labor Council Supports the Driscoll's Boycott Global Day of Action Fri Sep 21st 8:33pm
¡Boicot Driscoll’s! Día de Acción Global el 29 de septiembre, 2018 (1 comment) Fri Sep 21st 3:45pm
Boycott Driscoll’s! Global Action on September 29, 2018 (1 comment) Fri Sep 21st 3:42pm
Police Chief Mills Ducks Issue In the Wake of the Boise "No Jail for Sleep" Decision (2 comments) Sun Sep 16th 2:13pm
Interview with Analicia and Dexter Cube of Take Back Santa Cruz (1 comment) Thu Sep 13th 9:44pm
No Rezoning for Condos on Ocean St. Extension: No Public Pain for Private Gain (2 comments) Sun Sep 9th 3:14pm
Santa Cruz City Council Considers Garage-Library (2 comments) Fri Sep 7th 10:58pm
Save Westside Santa Cruz - Stop the Dream Inn's massive expansion at West Cliff & Bay (2 comments) Fri Sep 7th 8:33pm
The Necessity of Organization: The League of Revolutionary Struggle and the Watsonville Canning Strike Fri Sep 7th 8:14pmMore Local News...
Federal Appeals Court Affirms Right of Homeless Persons to Not Be Punished for Sleeping in Public Absence of Alternatives Fri Sep 7th 3:29pm
18 Theses on Marxism and Animal Liberation Fri Sep 7th 3:12pm
Homeless People in RVs Ask the Court to Stop the City’s Ticketing and Impoundment of Their Vehicles Thu Aug 2nd 12:47am
City of Malibu Joins Mayor’s Monarch Pledge to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly Thu Aug 2nd 12:16am
Philippines: Journalists Hurt and Arrested at NutriAsia Strike Dispersal (1 comment) Tue Jul 31st 12:49pm
HUD Prioritizes Funding for Communities Taking Steps Against Criminalization of Homelessness (1 comment) Mon Jul 9th 11:39am
Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Living in Vehicles Moves Forward Mon Jun 25th 12:15pm
Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates Wed Jun 6th 11:10am
Bay Area News Group article on the Governor's race ignores Delaine Eastin (3 comments) Tue May 22nd 9:27amMore Global News...
119 Of Many Ways Donald Trump Harms Animals People Birds Fishes Butterflies Bees Water Tue Aug 14th 8:23pm
Keith McHenry's Food not Bombs and Homeless Update from Santa Cruz Mon Jun 11th 12:36pm
Winkle Park Community Safety Meeting May 7, 2018 Tue May 8th 12:58pm
April 27 is National Freedom Day - UC California Celebration Fri Apr 6th 12:56pm
David Minton Silva (1 comment) Sun Mar 18th 8:11am
Letter: Support for Loma Prieta Sanborn Master Plan Southern Area Christmas Tree Farm Site Tue Mar 6th 10:50am
Newly released monarch overwintering site management plan provides blueprint for protecting and managing monarch groves Sun Mar 4th 1:27am
Combatting the opioid crisis with drug takeback programs Sun Mar 4th 1:08am
As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure & Parking Challenges Wed Feb 28th 8:18pmOpen Newswire...
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