image Oakland officials are responsible for Ghost Ship warehouse fire 480_oakland-ghost-fire_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
For years Oakland has only had around four building inspectors to deal with the thousands of code enforcement issues/ blighted issue complaints that occur on an annual basis in this city. Oakland needs more than four building inspectors to deal with all the code enforcement complaints in a city that has around 200,000 rental units!...
Posted: Sun Dec 4, 2016 1:42AM
image Vigil Honoring Sean Arlt and Luke Smith Dec. 3, 2016 480_090_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event was held at the town clock in Santa Cruz Ca. We will be holding the event every Sat. at 1:30 PM>...
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 11:38PM
image Santa Cruz Holiday Parade December 3, 2016 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event is held every year in Santa Cruz Ca....
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 10:26PM
calendar The American Indian Movement - Interfaith Gathering to Support Standing Rock Movement tmp_13815-inter_faith_gathering_flyer_new_location_change177399184.pdf_140_.jpg by American Indian Movement
UN Plaza Market St. Near 7th -8th...
Event Date: Sun Dec 4, 2016 8:00AM
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 4:16PM
image Support Fund for Sean Arlt's Son Established 480_sean_arlt_support_fund_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
A support fund has been established for the 4-year-old son of Sean Arlt, who was shot and killed by officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department on October 16. Donations to the support fund can be made at:
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 5:18PM
text Important Martin's Beach meeting re: public access by Repost
I'm writing to let you know of an important opportunity to speak out on behalf of public access to Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 12:31PM
image Western States Petroleum Association: the biggest lobby group you’ve never heard of 480_scmpas_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
While the mainstream and alternative media have published articles about aspects of WSPA’s enormous influence over politics in the West, they haven't looked at the overall strategy of how WSPA and Big Oil exert their power and influence. CDFW map of Southern California marine protected areas: There is no better example of regulatory capture in the state than the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Association...
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 11:11AM
image Sacramento City Council Puts Standing Rock Resolution on Consent Calendar 480_city_council_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The resolution states: "The City of Sacramento stands in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) across the Tribe’s ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites." Photo: Liljana Adams, a member of the United Auburn Indian Community, speaks before the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday, November 29, about her experience getting arrested in North Dakota while supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 4:21PM
image Pipeline Protesters Shut Down Bank of America 480_dapl_protest_bofa_crop_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters close the Santa Cruz branch of Bank of America at River and Water Streets....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 10:59AM
image SF Solidarity With Korean General Workers Strike Against President Park Geun-hye 480_korea_gen_strike_solidarity_picket11-30-16_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Supporters of the Korean general strike against the President Park Geun-hye government spoke out at the San Francisco Korean consulate on November 30, 2016. Also muscian Vic Sadot wrote about the strike and the struggles facing the Korean workers and people....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 9:50AM
image Low Paid Workers March, Rally And Demand $15 And A Union At SFO 480_fight_for__15_sfo_burger_king_workers_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of workers marched and rallied at San Francisco International Airport for $15 an noun and a union....
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:30PM
document Court Document & Video: Berkeley Students Sue BUSD for Racially Targeted Interrogations students_v_busd_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by community
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 immigrant students and their families in Berkeley, California filed a lawsuit against the Berkeley Unified School District for racially targeting them with intrusive and intimidating interrogations during the school administration's witch hunt against their teacher Yvette Felarca, whose anti-fascist activism on her own time was deemed a "personnel matter", subject to disciplinary action. Read the students' lawsuit, and watch the video of the press conference...
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:11AM
calendar SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants! 480_dumptrumpgeneric_1.jpg by ANSWER Coalition
UN Plaza, near Civic Center BART, on Market St. btwn 7th and 8th Sts....
Event Date: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:06AM
text New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School? by Yale Law School, Robert Norse
On reading the summary of the Yale Law School report documenting the Criminalization of the Homeless in Connecticut, I reacted with some thoughts about Santa Cruz. Both my thoughts and the news report summarizing the report I post below. Also included are links to the Executive Summary and the full report....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41PM
image Help Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA #GivingTuesday 480_jiko_banner_1.jpg by Uhuru Foods & Pies
The African People’s Education and Defense Fund Joins #GivingTuesday to Raise Funds to Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA...
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:21AM
calendar This is Not Normal: Anti-Trump March in San Francisco 480_thisisnotnormal_1.jpg by Andrew Gregor
Downtown San Francisco. Gather at Justin Herman Plaza @2pm, and march along Market Street to Civic Center where there will be a stage for speeches, etc....
Event Date: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:27PM
text 1/20/17 SF General Strike Call by Solidarity Forever
In the SF Examiner, 11/27/16, Peter Gallotta and Gabriel Haaland of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club called for a general strike on 1/20/17 in San Francisco when the latest Hitler to be selected as president is crowned, Donald Trump, after losing the popular vote but winning the concession to slaveholders, the Electoral College vote....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:06PM
image Latinx Worker Coop Coffee Shop in Oakland Seeking Support 480_building_1.jpg by Hasta Muerte Coffee
Hasta Muerte Coffee is the collective vision of a few Latinx homies to open up a coffee shop where vibrant community, good coffee and social justice work meet in the Fruitvale neighborhood. We are calling out for support in the final days of a KICKSTARTER campaign to make our vision a reality! Watch our 3 min video below....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:01PM
calendar Palestine BDS action against Hewlett Packard in San Francisco 480_boycott-hp-2016_1.jpg by Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestinian BDSNC
In front of Office Depot, 33 3rd Street at Stevenso,n between Market and Mission, San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Dec 3, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:19AM
text HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley by Robert Norse
I recently forwarded an article that contrasted principles and policies elsewhere with those of Santa Cruz authorities--which I caustically denounced in an accompanying "Notes from Norse". I believe these Notes are a useful update to some of the brutal practices ongoing in Santa Cruz and so pass them on for readers....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:56AM