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image The Death Camp of Mission San Francisco-Solano in Sonoma, California 480_thumbnail_20190216_073217_1_1_1.jpg by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
An examination of the Mission San Francisco-Solano death camp that killed thousands of California Natives in the 1800s...
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:10AM
image Local RV Safe Parking Programs Can Revive Interest Statewide 14440752_906264226173918_8425708834733836418_n.jpg by Steve Pleich
Safe Parking a Local and Statewide Priority...
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02PM
image This is a Homeless Emergency 480_santa_cruz_homeless_survival_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
It is time to stop talking and start implementing compassionate solutions for those who live outside. You are invited to join our nonviolent direct action campaign to form stable living conditions for people who cannot afford housing in Santa Cruz. Community members plan to form an emergency survival camp in one of the downtown parking structures. We have started a GoFundme campaign to raise money to pay any bail and fines that survival sleepers might receive if the authorities interfere with...
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44AM
image Petition for Houseless Students 480_snail_movement_uc_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Snail Movement
Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/university-of-california-santa-cruz-petition-for-houseless-students-snail-movement...
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:11PM
image NTSB Investigating PG&E after another Gas Line Explosion. 480_1aabf071-bdde-4737-80fd-6a7b80b58ff3_1.jpeg by D. Boyer
Up to 100 people displaced after another gas line explodes into flames in a San Francisco neighborhood. Pics and video from the aftermath of that scene. Info on the drone footage. I got permission to fly but could not fly directly over the site. I only went up to 111 feet to play it safe....
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:49AM
image The Fierce Urgency of Now 480_ross_camp_gateway_plaza_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Santa Cruz City Councilmember Drew Glover
This Wednesday I went to the “Ross Camp” with some of the interns that work with me at the Resource Center for Nonviolence to get an update on the situation and to engage people in a conversation about poverty. As we arrived we met Mel Nunez, a dedicated advocate for the poor and representative from our local faith communities. [Photo: The view of the Ross Camp from the River Street side.]...
Posted: Fri Feb 8, 2019 10:45PM
image Fishermen and Winnemem Wintu file lawsuit to protect San Joaquin River salmon 480_lauritzen_yacht_harbor_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Noah Oppenheim, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association called Friday’s lawsuit, “a long overdue wake-up call that the State Water Board must now do its job to prevent the imminent extinction of this irreplaceable fishery. For decades this regulatory process has been captured by water agencies with no compunctions about hastening the end of salmon fisheries. Today salmon fishermen and fishing communities are raising their voice.”   “Unless the Board is...
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:58PM
image Urban Shield Committee approves recs to exclude SWAT, focus on de-escalation and disaster response 480_stopurbanshield_1.jpg by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
Replacing Urban Shield: County Committee approves recommendations to exclude SWAT, focus on de-escalation and community preparedness in future Bay Area disaster response programs...
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40PM
image Oil industry, environmental leaders mark 50th anniversary of Santa Barbara Oil Spill 480_50763273_1892992580828907_7448169191930068992_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara oil spill is a grim reminder of how far we have to go in stopping not only offshore drilling, but onshore oil and gas expansion as well,” said Tomás Morales Rebecchi, senior Central Coast organizer with Food & Water Watch. “If Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to lead opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to expand dangerous offshore drilling, he should start by ending drilling in California state waters and onshore throughout the state."...
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:04PM
image Photos Women's March 2019 480_womens_march_2019___1__1.jpeg by D. Boyer
Photos from the 2019 Women's March in San Francisco....
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:11AM
video Oakland Street Photographers on Art and Gentrification (video/mp4 22.0MB) by TalkOakland
This 4-minute episode of TalkOakland follows two street photographers in Oakland as they discuss the art of street photography and the changes they've experienced from gentrification....
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:09AM
video Sights and Sounds from Oakland's 5th Annual Reclaim King's Radical Legacy Events (video/mp4 122.2MB) by Dave Id
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Oakland on January 21, 2019, the Anti Police-Terror Project hosted a powerful and moving day of civil rights speakers, marches, children's activities, drums, music, song, and dance. In tribute to families who have lost loved ones to police violence, guns were melted and cast into into stars, displayed in a pattern recreating the constellations visible in the night sky when Oscar Grant was murdered ten years ago. These video clips capture some of the sights a...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16PM
image Santa Cruz Police Officer Chris Galli Uses Racist Term to Describe Homeless Man 480_chris_galli_santa_cruz_police_department_racist_comment.jpg by Peter Green
Officer Chris Galli of the Santa Cruz Police Department used a racist term today on social media to describe his experience with a local homeless man. Posting as "Chris Meriekuh" in the Facebook comments section of a local hate blog, Officer Galli referred to a homeless man as a "dindunuffin", a common racist term used by law enforcement officers to describe arrestees of color who claim to be innocent. The comment was directed at Michael Sweatt, a homeless man of color who was recently interv...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:20PM
document Eviction protection proposals for renters affected by government shutdown in San Jose
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by Lynda Carson
Earlier today, Sam Laccardo, the Mayor of San Jose, sent out a memorandum to the City Council proposing to protect renters being affected by the partial federal government....
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:16PM
image Time for Santa Cruz City Council to Create a Homeless Strategic Planning Committee 480_389693_383967304999532_966198534_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
A Idea Whose Time Has Come...
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33PM
calendar Stop the Concord downtown stadium plan! by Stop the Stadium!
Make some noise at the Concord city council meeting! 1950 Parkside Drive, council chambers....
Event Date: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:30PM
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:34AM
document Trump’s government shutdown impact on some affordable housing projects government_20shut_20down_202018-19_20january_201602019statement.pdf_140_.jpg by Lynda Carson
A January 16, press release from the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA)....
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:08PM
image Tree attack at East-side forest of People’s Park in early morning 480_tree-attack-early-morning-in-people2019s-park-january-15-2019-1024x575.jpg by People's Park Committee
People’s Park, January 15, 2019 – People’s Park was attacked by tree cutters and many police in the early morning, surrounding trees while chainsaws chopped more living trees from the East-side forest....
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:19PM
text Section 8 landlords may not evict Section 8 tenants if PHA fails to pay landlord by Lynda Carson
Section 8 Landlords May Not Evict Section 8 Tenants (Housing Choice Voucher Program Tenants) If A Public Housing Authority Fails To Make The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) To Landlord!...
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15PM
image Public Utilities Commission Hearing for Northern California on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger 480_nd5_5573_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
The California Public Utilities Commission held a public hearing January 15 on the question of the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance was there and gave an interview....
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:05PM