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imageHomeless Residents Name Take Back Santa Cruz in Lawsuit
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by Santa Cruz News
Homeless residents of the Ross/Hero's Camp in Santa Cruz have named the group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) in a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court on April 9 to prevent the camp's closure. While the text of the lawsuit is primarily focused on stopping the City of Santa Cruz's planned closure of the camp, it also seeks legal relief with regards to the wider campaign of hatred being waged in the community against the camp's homeless residents. The lawsuit is asking that Take Back Santa ...
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:09PM
calendarMay Day - International Workers' Day
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by May Day Coalition
Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Avenue San José, CA 95116...
Event Date: Wed May 1, 2019 3:30PM
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:06AM
imageILWU 10, May Day 2019, The A's Port Stadium, Privatization & Gentrification In Oakland
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by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 retired members talk about gentrification and the attack by the A's owner John Fisher who also owns The GAP to build a stadium on the Howard Terminal in the port of Oakland. They also discuss why they are rallying on May Day...
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39PM
imageAssange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal
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by WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek Radio covers union support for Julian Assange in Australia, the threat of the John Fisher's A's Stadium to Maritime Union Jobs and Gentrificaiton in Oakland and the growing corruption scandal at California Department of Industrial Relations DIR where the director Christine Baker was forced to resign after illegally putting her daugther on the payroll and paying her over $100,000 for no work. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only refusing to investigate and prose...
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:35PM
imageSenate votes 56-41 to confirm David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary
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by Dan Bacher
”After all of the clear documentation about his conflicts of interest and his apparent corruption, it’s really disappointing to seeing the Senate agree to make this guy the secretary with 56 votes,” said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA)....
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:26PM
documentApril 16, 2019 Civic Center Plaza: Press Conference & Prayer Vigil for Jessica Alva
by Morning Star Gali
Press Conference & Prayer Vigil for Jessica Alva...
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15PM
imageThe California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) Passes in Assembly Public Safety Committee
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by Dave Id
In a huge milestone for limiting the ability of police to kill at will, the California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) passed in the State Assembly Public Safety Committee by a 5-2 vote on April 9. The bill was introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and will save lives by restricting when police can use deadly force....
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:12PM
textExxonMobil Seeks to Restart Offshore Drilling Platforms, Truck Oil in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Environmental Study Released, Santa Barbara Hearing Set...
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:26PM
imageLawsuit Forces Federal Protection for Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, April 12, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity has won a victory in the legal battle to force the Trump administration to protect the West Coast habitat of the last remaining Southern Resident killer whales....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17PM
imageHero's Camp Plaintiffs Demand City Provide Indoor Shelter for Entire Homeless Population in Santa Cruz
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by Santa Cruz News
Today, homeless residents of the Hero's Camp, who are suing the City of Santa Cruz to prevent their eviction, held a press conference to officially announce the lawsuit. Following the press conference, representative Alicia Kuhl announced that the group is demanding the city provide indoor shelter space for for the "entire" homeless population in Santa Cruz before the encampment, which is located next to Ross Dress for Less and the Gateway Plaza, be vacated....
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:31PM
documentGroundbreaking Oakland Policy on Probation/Parole Police Stops
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by Anne Janks
Oakland’s Police Commission unanimously passed a new policy which requires that police officers have an actual reason to search a person on probation or parole for a non-violent offence. OPD statistics show that random searches based solely on the person being on probation or parole do not promote public safety and little evidence of criminal activity is found. The new policy covers Oakland residents and visitors on probation, parole, mandatory supervision, or post-release community supervisi...
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:29PM
calendarHistoric Lawsuit Filed by Homeless People in Santa Cruz to Block Eviction of Survival Camp
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by Alicia Kuhl (reposted)
Hero’s Camp (behind Ross at the Gateway Plaza), River Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:30AM
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:53PM
documentCalifornia Water Board Finds Oil-industry Contaminants in Water Wells
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Fracking Near Protected Groundwater Increasing in California...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:38PM
imageDiscover Don Guillermo Leidesdorff, Jr. and "hidden figures" of Negro Bar, California
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by Mindy Giles
2019 Earth Day at Negro Bar, Folsom Lake Recreational Area will highlight Don Guillermo Leidesdorff, Jr., who was first Treasurer of San Francisco and, much, much more... San Francisco and Negro Bar connected with today's preparations for 2019 Juneteenth, remember......
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41PM
imageDemonstration in Palo Alto Raises Public Awareness About Mueller Report
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by Text: RR Photos: Teri Vershel
On April 4, a coalition of organizations activated a nationwide protest in response to Attorney General William Barr’s failure to meet a deadline set by House Democrats to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report to Congress. Amongst many participating locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto was one. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:40PM
imageChief Mills to 'Present' BearCat to Public
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by Santa Cruz Police News
In an email to the Santa Cruz Police Chief’s Advisory Committee, it was announced that Police Chief Andrew Mills is planning to host a community presentation of the Santa Cruz Police Department's BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) on May 4. The vehicle was purchased by SCPD with the approval of the Santa Cruz City Council in 2015, despite large protests from the community over the militarization of police....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:59PM
documentACLU Letter to Santa Cruz City Council Opposes Ross Camp Closure
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by Santa Cruz News
On April 8, the ACLU of Northern California and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty sent a joint letter to the Santa Cruz City Council opposing the closure of the Ross homeless encampment. "[W]e are concerned about any plan to criminalize the living behaviors of residents of the Ross Camp, either directly or indirectly. Due to the lack of available shelter bed, Martin bars the City from carrying out such a plan," the letter states....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:47PM
imageDemonstrators Doubt AG Barr's Trustworthiness, Protest in El Cerrito
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by Text: RR Photos: Mary DeShaw, Pro Bono Photo
On April 4, demonstrators in El Cerrito responded to a call for action to demand Attorney General Barr turn over the Mueller report in its entirety. Photos by Mary DeShaw, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2019 7:37PM
imageScientist urges Reclamation to reduce salmon pre-spawning mortality on American River
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by Dan Bacher
To ensure that there is less pre-spawning mortality and salmon can spawn in favorable water conditions, Felix Smith urges Reclamation to make an effort to get 59 to 60 DF by mid October and to remain at or below such temperature. He also says the stream flow should be in the range of 1900 to 2400 cfs....
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2019 7:14PM
calendarSound the Alarm for the Climate
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by Extinction Rebellion
UN Plaza 355 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2019 4:59PM