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Howl For Maddy - by
Meet at the memorial for Maddy located in the Tannery courtyard. Tannery Arts Center 1050 River Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:30PM
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:07PM
Protesters sing, wave signs and blast Delta tunnels at "open house' - by Dan Bacher
"Right now the existing water projects continue to damage our ecology," said Caleeen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. "They have already harmed our fish and driven them to extinction. The tunnels will only complete the job. The tunnels that they want to build are large enough to divert the entire Sacramento River." Photo: Chief Caleen Sisk at the protest against the Delta Tunnels in front of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on July 28. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:36PM
Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
Don't Take Our Bus Away! (video/quicktime 67.6MB) - by Bill Carpenter
San Francisco General Hospital users urge SFMuni to keep the #33 on Potrero Ave. to the county hospital. 4-minute QT movie. 71MB. The full 15-minute version is at https://vimeo.com/132961389
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:24AM
Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification - by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM
City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines - by Tulio Ospina, Oakland Post
The Humanist Hall, home to the Fellowship of Humanity on 27th Street in Oakland, is being attacked by newcomers who live in condos built right next door only about ten years ago. The Humanist Hall has provided space for countless radical and under-served organizations over the past 75 years, from the Black Panthers to Mexican baptisms, from transgender weddings to Oscar Grant movement events. The Humanist Hall is not some sketchy speakeasy with rave music bumping until 5am. It's an importan...
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:43PM
A Defense of the RPS Collective and a Critique of the Critiques - by and by
This is in continuation of the ongoing discussion regarding the impending displacement of the Rock Paper Scissors collective from their 11-year home on the 2200 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31PM
Mural absconded by Inner Mission, artist remains in the dark - by Josh Wolf
A mural outside CellspaceSF disappeared over the weekend. The landlord says that the painting is going back to the artist, but the artist was unaware of these plans even after the painting had been taken down and carted away.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:04AM
Rock Beats Paper: On the Connections Between Art and Development - by FireWorks
A recent statement released by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective announced that they will be moving by the end of the summer. The arts space will no longer be found on Telegraph Ave, where it has been for over ten years.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:15PM
History of Displacement and Development on Yerba Buena Island - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is releasing an interactive timeline of histories of displacement and development on Yerba Buena Island: https://antievictionmap.squarespace.com/yerba-buena-development
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:34PM
3rd Sleep-in at City Hall - by Phil Posner (posted by Norse)
Main Santa Cruz Post Office at Front and Water. To be followed by a march to 809 Center St. at the City Hall Courtyard
Event Date:Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:37PM
Pathways Report: Policy Options for Regulating Marijuana in California - by Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy
The Pathways Report, released on July 21, 2015, provides the broad recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Marijuana Policy. The report draws from the research and public forums of the Blue Ribbon Commission to provide a comprehensive view of the strategies, policy goals, and policy options available to Californians as they consider the legalization and taxation of marijuana policy.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:13PM
Court Order Sought to Force Disclosure of California Pesticide Spraying - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Public-health and environmental groups, along with the city of Berkeley, are seeking a court order on Friday to require that a California agency publicly disclose and analyze any pesticide spraying it conducts that poses risks to people, wildlife or the environment. The groups are asking a Sacramento court for a preliminary injunction to require that the California Department of Food and Agriculture follow state environmental laws when spraying harmful pesticides. This s...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55PM
Richmond Tenants Win Rent Control - by Tenants Together
By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night [July 21, 2015] , prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out in force to oppose rent control but had no support from any allies outside the landlord industry.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:38PM
Seize The Tide: Decolonize the Watersheds of the East Bay - by The Autonomy Group
Say infrastructure and you’re saying that life has been detached from its conditions. That conditions have been placed on life. That life now depends on factors out of its control, that it has lost its footing. Infrastructures organize a life without a world, suspended, expendable, at the mercy of whoever is managing them. -The Invisible Committee, 2014
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:55PM
Despite Heavy Police and Security Presence, Campers Make it Through the Night at City Hall - by Alex Darocy
On Sunday night members of local homeless rights organizations held their second community campout at Santa Cruz City Hall. Making it through the entire evening at City Hall was no easy task for the group, which was comprised of some individuals who have homes of their own to sleep at and some who do not. The campers wrangled with Santa Cruz police, who rousted them out of their sleep spots in the City Hall court yard at 1am after insisting the area be vacated. Many, however, returned to thei...
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:30PM
Oakland Invites Proposals For So-Called Affordable Housing For 12th Street Parcel - by Lynda Carson
Now that the land deal that would have illegally benefited Urban Core has been scuttled by City Officials and the parcel is now up for bid as a possible site for so-called affordable housing, the question arises as to what kind of so-called affordable housing site will it eventually become?
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:34PM
Sam Farr Is Waffling On HR 1599, The DARK Act - by Pamm Larry, LabelGMOs
Rep. Sam Farr is waffling on his DARK vote. Rep. Farr is traditionally a supporter of laws that support consumer rights but needs you to remind him this is one of those issues and you want him to stand strong. Tell Farr to vote NO on HR 1599.
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:53PM
Petition: Institute a one mile buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides - by via change.org
Institute a 1 mile buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides and at least a week's notice to schools before spraying begins. Sign petition: https://www.change.org/p/institute-a-1-mile-buffer-zone-between-schools-and-spraying-pesicides-and-at-least-a-week-s-notice-to-schools-before-spraying-begins
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:19PM
California Regulatory Bills on Medical Cannabis - by Americans for Safe Access
The California legislature has a full plate this year when it comes to medical cannabis
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:16PM