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image Comprehensive Housing Strategy Must Be Supportive 480_transitional_housing.jpg by Steve Pleich
Common Language Must Also Include Housing as a Human Right...
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:36AM
image Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say 480_21728926_309857996147844_1393634143189393342_o_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
Frustrated residents of agricultural communities packed a Sacramento hearing room Friday to urge the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to order an immediate suspension of chlorpyrifos while the state’s potentially lengthy scientific review takes place....
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:19PM
image Tenants Fight Back rally in front of Santa Cruz City Hall 480_093_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Tenants Fight Back held a rally in front of City Hall on Tuesday September 12, 2017. They gathered and spoke to make clear the need for residents of Santa Cruz to pick a side in the housing crisis: people or profit. As this rally went on, the council approved a new development on Pacific with no affordable housing units. Seems like the city council has picked a side. Tenants will continue to fight....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29PM
text Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside by Robert Norse
Coming up today at City Council on the noon agenda (unusually early) is Item, #14. It may come up within an hour by 1 PM if not before. MC 13.08.100 exponentially expands the time a cop or ranger can unilaterally order a person to leave an area and not return. The vastly expanded area includes the Pogonip, Arana Gulch, and Moore Creek. The law is billed as a "School Safety" law, though the vast majority of the area covered is much further than 300' from a school....
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41AM
text Workers of outed David Duke campaign contributor may be eligible for unemployment benefits by Lynda Carson
This may possibly mean that unemployment benefits exist for the workers of O'mei restaurant in Santa Cruz, who quit their jobs after a boycott occurred because their boss Roger Grigsby was outed as a campaign contributor to David Duke's failed 2016 Senate campaign!...
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:18PM
text Santa Cruz ROLLING FAST to Repeal Sleeping Ban by DavidMinton Silva
ROLLING FAST to Repeal Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban. The anti-homeless Sleeping Ban in Santa Cruz has been challenged since its inception some two decades ago. Endorsing winning candidates has not worked. The right for the homeless to sleep legally is what the ROLLING FAST is about. Simple, take one calendar day, let us know which day; call city council that day and tell them who you are and that you are fasting to REPEAL Sleeping Ban....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26PM
image A Chicken in Every Pot and a Cell Tower on Every Garage 480_small-cellls-mounted-on-telephone-pole_1.jpg by jenny miller
A bill is speeding through the California legislature that would allow telecom companies to saturate our residential neighborhoods with toxic radiation from 50,000 new-generation cell towers. There would be virtually zero government control and oversight. This article explains why this is happening, what the alternative is, and what we can do to stop it. The final hurdle, a vote by the full CA Assembly, will happen early this week....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:27AM
image Rehire HOPE Services for Downtown Salinas 480_downtown_salinas_1.jpg by Rehire HOPE Services
We want the Salinas City Center Improvement Association (SCCIA) to re-hire Sheila's HOPE Services Team to clean Downtown as well as provide extra cleaning on weekends....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 7:34PM
image Santa Cruz County Cannabis EIR Update and Important Meeting Dates we-support-santa-cruz-cannabis.jpg by GreenTrade Santa Cruz
A draft Environmental Impact Report on establishing a regulated cannabis trade in the County concludes that a more permissive approach is an “environmentally superior alternative” to either a ban or a more restrictive proposed ordinance under consideration....
Posted: Tue Sep 5, 2017 6:32PM
document Recommendations for Action in the MHCAN Crisis backup_of_norse_s_mhcan_demands_flyer_9-3.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
MHCAN (Mental Health Clients Action Network) has faced a crisis for the last several years with police and city agencies breathing down its neck. The management of MHCAN and its Board of Directors has chosen to pursue, largely a low-profile work-behind-the-scenes approach. There's been little publicity about the upcoming Special Use Permit meeting of the Planning Commission which Board Chair Steve Pleich says is slated for 9-28. A month ago, I wrote the following suggestions to the community....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 6:06PM
image Support Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for City and County License 480_wamm-march-church-street_7-16-05_1.jpg by via Valerie Corral, WAMM
WAMM is the longest continually running Medial Cannabis Collective in the nation....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 3:56PM
image Corporate Pimp Mayor Ed Lee's Ford Nazi Bikes In Bernal 480_ford_nazi_bikes_in_bernal_1.jpg by No More Privatization
Corporate pimp Ed Lee takes money from all corporate criminals to privatize San Francisco spaces and turn them into advertising. People In Bernal Heights are fed up with this corporate privatization of the neighborhoods by Lee and his compliant board of supervisors...
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:43PM
image The Street Heat Radio Show - on Free Speech Radio in Fresno 480_rally_against_hate_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
The photo below shows the turnout at the Rally Against Hate in Fresno....
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:34PM
image Peer Run Behavioral Health Services Make Us All Better Together 480_621914_330171297075615_1753891006_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich, MHCAN Board Chair
MHCAN Reflects Community Values...
Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:52AM
image Carson Creek Ranch Food and Agriculture Center ~ 2018 Veteran Agripreneur Program 480_20708284_1937421616271739_3560443135472751945_n_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Carson Creek Ranch Food and Agriculture Center is developing broad based collaborative partnerships to strengthen and enhance resources to benefit California’s veterans, socially disadvantaged and historically underserved populations. Join us to share education and advocacy support for AB 376 (Chavez) proposed California bipartisan legislation that may enhance local support for pending recommendations from the Federal Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity as we prepare t...
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:55PM
text Toxic Expansion of Stay-Away Ordinance Hits Council Agenda Today by Robert Norse
City Council will vote on the First Reading of a harsh law expanding Councilmember Terrazas' 4-Year old Anti-Homeless law today at its 2:30 PM Session. The law targets homeless community members for sleeping, being in a "park" after dark, obstructing the sidewalk, etc. It vastly expands the unconstitutional sweep of the current 13.08.100....
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41AM
calendar Selective Enforcement Trial of Maxwell Green by Maxwell Green
Monterey Traffic Court 3180 Del Monte Blvd Marina Ca. 93933 Department 20...
Event Date: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:45AM
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:24PM
image Solidarity in San José with Millions for Prisoners March in DC 480_prisoner-solidarity-activists-selfie_8-19-17_18_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Created to honor the deaths of George and Jonathan Jackson—freedom fighters who were killed by authorities in the early 70s—Black August holds a long tradition and legacy of resistance....
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:36PM
image California Admission Day and the Compromise of 1850 480_civilwar-compromise1850.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Admission Day and the Compromise of 1850 resolved a contentious debate of rapid expansion throughout the western frontier by offering a short lived delicate balance continuing support for “America’s Peculiar Institution.”...
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:44PM
text Black Homes Matter 2 by Michael Steinberg
Residents and supporters of Midtown Apartments in San Francisco's Fillmore/Western Addition gathered this afternoon to celebrate 2 years of a successful rent strike by 139 families, the longest in SF history. They continue to carry out their slogan: "We Are Staying In Our Homes!"...
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:11PM