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image RNs to Rally Across California Feb. 22 in Protest Over Supreme Court Case Seen as Threat to Patient Care 480_nurses_rally_we_are_here_for_our_patients_1.jpg by California Nurses Association
Corporate Attack on Workers, Union Rights to be Heard...
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21PM
image Urgent! The Beach Flats Garden Needs Your Help 480_beach_flats_community_garden_1.jpg by Save the Beach Flats Community Garden
Dear Beach Flats Garden supporter: The City Parks Department needs to hear from you regarding the Parks Master Plan. Public comment is due by February 20. Send comments to: ndowning@cityofsantacruz.com...
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56PM
image Black Solidarity Week in Oakland: February 17-24 480_black_unity_hands_in_the_air.jpg by Community Ready Corps
Community READY Corps, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to the upliftment and empowerment of Black people, has called for a week of solidarity in the Black community in the City of Oakland from February 17 - 24, 2018....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:39PM
text Oakland activists are collecting signatures to repeal Costa-Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
Oakland housing activists supporting a statewide ballot initiative to repeal the draconian Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act are collecting signatures to qualify the repeal measure for the November 2018 ballot, and will be having a community kick-off event & signature gathering, followed by lunch on Saturday, February 17th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM....
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:07PM
image Keep New Leaf Market Organic! 480_cheerios_1.jpg by Keep New Leaf Organic!
Community members in Santa Cruz have created a petition calling on New Leaf Market to remain a health food store, and stop experimenting on their customers by selling conventional food. Sign the petition to keep New Leaf Market organic: https://www.change.org/p/new-seasons-ceo-wendy-collie-keep-new-leaf-organic...
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:29AM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants oppose Trump’s proposed budget cuts by Lynda Carson
In response to the proposed budget cuts to HUD, elected leaders of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) demanded immediate rejection by Congress of President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request, which was released on February 12!...
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:55PM
text Berkeley lied, the homeless paid by Mike Zint
A recent fire, a city employee lie, the press, and the result. The homeless get blamed for everything, just because they are homeless....
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01AM
image Justin Trudeau & Jerry Brown are both promoters of oil industry expansion 480_a_dsc3463_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In addition to expanding offshore drilling in California waters, Brown signed a Big Oil-written carbon trading bill, pushed the Trump administration to exempt California oil fields in Kern County from the Safe Drinking Water Act, fast-tracked his environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels project and has overseen water policies that are driving the Delta smelt and winter run Chinook salmon closer and closer to extinction....
Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2018 11:54AM
image Slavery and Freedom Celebrating the 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush 480_33996043.75f38446.640__2__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Early morning on January 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in the mill race of Sutter's Mill along the American River, Coloma, California. Enslaved and Free, people of Pan African ancestry were part of the migration to the Gold Mining District. Throughout the vast region of Alta California, people of African ancestry held high level positions in the Mexican Republic. This 170th Anniversary Year of the California Gold Rush it is time to share "hidden figures" from our California Pan ...
Posted: Thu Feb 8, 2018 9:52PM
image Brown administration proposes staged implementation of Delta Tunnels project 480_karla_nemeth_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
DWR’s attempts to jam through a permit for one project, while working secretly with water exporters to create another, is unconscionable, especially when we consider their mission,” said Barrigan-Parrilla-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta (RTD). Photo: Karla Nemeth (left), the new Director of the Department of Water Resources, at a Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) meeting several years ago. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Wed Feb 7, 2018 9:52PM
image Archaeological Survey of the Bay Miwoks in the Mount Diablo Mountain Range 480_27654900_1600535020029088_7238923033870774195_n_1.jpg by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
The Volvon were one of the Bay Miwok tribelets living in Contra Costa County at the time of European contact. They were a hill people based in the rugged Black Hills southeast of Mt. Diablo....
Posted: Tue Feb 6, 2018 11:07AM
text A Response to Jessica York's Latest Sentinel San Lorenzo Campground Story by Robert Norse
Jessica York's front-page story in today's Scent Anal "Camp Cleanups Shuffle City's Homeless Population" breezes over the destruction of homeless property and survival gear. It does indicate that City bosses colluded with Cal-Trans in the latest "destroy their stuff" campaign. Those bosses, of course, would be City Manager Bernal, Police Chief Mills, P & R head Garcia, and nominally Mayor Terrazas). Perhaps it's just raw meat for the Next Door/Take Back Santa Cruz crowd, but it's criminal...
Posted: Sat Feb 3, 2018 9:24AM
calendar Rent Control Campaign Kickoff and Party 480_rent_control_campaign_kick_off_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Santa Cruz For Rent Control
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:30PM
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:08PM
image Petition: Don't Evict Aunti Frances! 480_defend-aunti-frances_1.jpg by Defend Aunti Frances
Aunti Frances is a beloved Black disabled activist, elder, Black Panther and community leader who has lived in North Oakland/South Berkeley her entire life. She now faces a no-fault eviction at the hands of Natalia Morphy and Morphy’s parents, who are exploiting a notorious loophole in Oakland renter protections for their own personal gain....
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 6:50PM
text Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:...
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:35PM
image San Francisco Women's March (editorial perspective) 480_womensmarchart_1.jpg by Tsunami Huerta
San Francisco Women's March, January 20, 2018 Saturday, an editorial perspective....
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:56PM
text Deliberate Dysfunction? KPFA's Decade of Financial Mismanagement by by Daniel Borgström and Steve Gilmartin
And now today in 2018, the SK are openly calling for bankruptcy! What a coincidence! Who would've ever guessed! Now let's look at SK tactics, strategy. I mentioned the September 2005 minority report by Max Blanchet, the warning about excessive spending. Also in the same month of that same year, an email from Brian Edwards-Tiekert of SK was leaked; in it Brian had written to his group, "How do we make our enemies own the problems that are to come?" and that has been SK strategy all these ...
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:44PM
image Big Oil praises Gov. Brown's state of the state address, activists challenge his policies 480_img_0970_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Jerry Brown has refused to start turning off the oil spigot as donations and lobbying dollars continue to flowfrom Big Oil,” said Liza Tucker, Consumer Advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “It’s time for his actions to match his words decrying the existential threat of climate change. Politicians should say no to money from Big Oil and Brown should say no to any new permits for Big Oil drilling and other infrastructure.”...
Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:31PM
image Treatment Plant Discharges 4.4 Million Gallons of Untreated Wastewater Into Monterey Bay 480_slide0_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Approximately 4.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater have been discharged into the blue waters of Monterey Bay through an ocean outfall discharge pipe 2.5 miles off shore, the result of an “equipment control failure” at the Monterey One Water Regional Treatment Plant in Marina, California, on January 19 and 20. ...
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:13PM
image Petition Launched to Stop Westside New Leaf Market's Trail 'Run-Around' 480_westside_new_leaf_santa_cruz_rail_trail_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
Community members on the westside of Santa Cruz have begun gathering signatures after the new out-of-state owners of the New Leaf Westside Market have reneged on the prior local owner's support of an easement for the new Westside Trail. Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/stop-new-leaf-s-trail-run-around...
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:27AM