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text Loose Associations: All In - by Sylvia Caras
Loose Associations: Tiny Homes in 18 Villages : A Framework All In is a framework to end homelessness in Santa Cruz county and provide a model for other regions. As a framework, it provides a guiding goal and direction, an organizing principle, with details to be worked out by the people and agencies involved in its execution.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 2:32PM
text State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
video Community Rallies Behind Vandalized Gay, Lesbian, Transgender mural in the Mission (video/mp4 96.8MB) - by D. Boyer
Approximately 200 people gathered at 24th street and Bryant streets on Wednesday July 1st to rally in support of a Latino/Chicano Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Mural by Manuel Paul, titled "Pot Vida," that has been vandalized multiple times. The latest incident was arson. Video and pics from the rally
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 9:29AM
image Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California 120_11698673_10153464146235990_3797282356781017931_n.jpg original image ( 650x488) - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
text Deal reached, Santa Clara County workers call off strike - by via SEIU 521
San Jose, Calif. – Hours before thousands of Santa Clara County workers were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday, contract talks between Service Employees International Union Local 521 and the county produced a tentative agreement, and union leaders called off the 6 a.m. strike.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:14AM
image Armed Trans People Will Not Get Bashed! 120_img_0569.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by D. Boyer
The San Francisco Chapter of the Pink Pistols, a pro firearm self defense group marches in the SF LGBT Pride Parade.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:03AM
document Grand Jury Finds Lack of Accountability for Medical Services at Santa Cruz Jails medicalservicesatthejails.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Santa Cruz News
This week the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury released the report: "Medical Services at the Jails: How Does the Sheriff­ Coroner Manage Oversight?" Santa Cruz County outsourced its jail medical services to the private for-­profit corporation California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) in 2012. The Grand Jury has found that there is, "a lack of transparency and accountability on the part of CFMG and there is insufficient oversight by the Sheriff ­Coroner’s office," according to the report. The ...
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:41PM
image The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change 120_ussf-sj-01.jpg original image ( 800x532) - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
calendar U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office to meet with Salinas community to discuss SPD salinas_community_to_discuss_salinas_police_department.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by
Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
Event Date:Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24PM
audio Trans Pride SF 2015 - audio from the stage and march (audio/mpeg 27.5MB) - by Rubble
Hear speakers and performers from the Mission Dolores Park stage towards the end of the rally, followed by trans youth chanting in a drumming circle from the streets at the beginning of the march.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:15PM
image "SF Madness" Warriors' And SF Mayor Ed Lee Want Warrior's Stadium Right Next To Hospital 120_cna_nurses_protest_warrior_stadium.jpg original image ( 300x200) - by Labor Video Project
SF mayor Ed Lee and the Warrior management want to build a Golden State Warriors’ entertainment complex right next to the UCSF Mission Bay Children's Hospital. This in addition to the Giant's stadium means serious health and safety concerns say CNA nurses who spoke out.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:43PM
text Highway Six Sentencing Hearing ACLU Letter of Support - by Steve Pleich
Justice Will Be Served By Moderated Sentence
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:24PM
text Statement Read by Lori Nixon at the Highway Six Sentencing Hearing - by via Lori Nixon
Today, five of the six UCSC students charged with blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz to protest tuition increases at the University of California, and the connection to police brutality, were each sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Denine Guy. In May, all six students pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts each after requesting an indicated sentence from Judge Guy when prosecutors informed them they would not negotiate a plea deal. Three of the five students read statements before the...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:21PM
text Fairfax Resident Files Lawsuit over Police Harassment, Cover-up of Misconduct - by Jeff Miller
A Fairfax resident filed a civil rights lawsuit last week against the Town of Fairfax for a July 2014 incident in which two Fairfax police officers wrongly and forcefully detained him for alleged mail theft and subjected him to insults and threats, simply for taking his mail out of his own mailbox. Although the Fairfax police chief initially promised to discipline the officers for inappropriate behavior, the police department subsequently conspired to cover up the officers’ misconduct, dism...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54PM
text Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
image Stonewall Was a RIOT: No Pride in Police Brutality 120_img_0685.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by D. Boyer
Noticed the photo below on Market street in San Francisco during the Pride Parade.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:42AM
video OPD Helicopter Announces: The Dogs Will Find You. The Dogs Will Bite You. (video/mp4 2.4MB) - by Dave Id
"This is the Oakland police department. Residents, stay inside your homes. Dogs are being released. The dogs will find you. The dogs will bite you. If they find you, do not move or attempt to run or the dogs will bite you." This warning blared from an OPD helicopter in West Oakland just after 3pm today.
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:18PM
image Rev. Jeremiah King founder of the African Baptist Church, Stockton, California 120_photo__24_.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by khubaka, michael harris
The founder of the African Baptist Church of Stockton final resting place found within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery along with many of the earliest pioneers of African ancestry, both those formally born enslaved and free. During our Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Freedom, together we will end the separate and unequal treatment within Stockton Rural Cemetery and begin to officially identify, document and preserve the contributions by people of African ancestry as part of the broader eff...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:43PM
image Richmond Community Takes the Streets for Richard “Pedie” Perez 120_untitled.jpg original image ( 198x251) - by FireWorks
Saturday, June 27, a spirited group of friends, family, and supporters of Richard "Pedie" Perez, killed by Richmond police in September of 2014, took the streets of the Downtown. The diverse group chanted, held signs, and distributed flyers. The march, which followed a rally outside of the Richmond BART station, came after a recent decision by the District Attorney which ruled the police killing of Perez was justifiable. Rich Perez, Pedie's father, stated in the local media: “All of our wit...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:00AM
video Transgender Immigrants Taking A Stand Against Abuse: Trans March 2015 (video/x-flv 76.3MB) - by D. Boyer
Transgender immigrants are taking a stand against the abuse, and sexual assaults in ICE detention centers. Video and pictures from 2015 Trans March.
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:35AM

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