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videoFederal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp (video/mp4 48.7MB) by Santa Cruz News
Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by h...
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01PM
imageJudge Burdick Rules Police Can Start Removing People and Survival Property from Camp Behind Ross
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by Keith McHenry
PROTEST AT SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD AT NOON. Possible action on the levee outside the Gateway Plaza Camp on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM....
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:47PM
imageSupport 'mobile' Harm Reduction Services in Santa Cruz County: Refer to data not opinions
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by Harm Reduction Saves Lives
A petition to support mobile harm reduction services in Santa Cruz County has been created. Please sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/mark-stone-support-mobile-harm-reduction-services-in-santa-cruz-county-refer-to-data-not-opinions...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:56PM
imageFundraiser Initiated to Support the Ross Camp
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by Santa Cruz News
A fundraiser to support the homeless residents of the Ross Camp has been initiated by Alicia Kuhl of Santa Cruz County Homeless Advocates. Donations can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-ross-camp...
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14AM
calendarEmergency Protest to Defend Those Without Housing
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by Keith McHenry
809 Center St, Santa Cruz, California...
Event Date: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:36PM
imageHomeless Residents Name Take Back Santa Cruz in Lawsuit
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by Santa Cruz News
Homeless residents of the Ross/Hero's Camp in Santa Cruz have named the group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) in a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court on April 9 to prevent the camp's closure. While the text of the lawsuit is primarily focused on stopping the City of Santa Cruz's planned closure of the camp, it also seeks legal relief with regards to the wider campaign of hatred being waged in the community against the camp's homeless residents. The lawsuit is asking that Take Back Santa ...
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:09PM
imageHero's Camp Plaintiffs Demand City Provide Indoor Shelter for Entire Homeless Population in Santa Cruz
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by Santa Cruz News
Today, homeless residents of the Hero's Camp, who are suing the City of Santa Cruz to prevent their eviction, held a press conference to officially announce the lawsuit. Following the press conference, representative Alicia Kuhl announced that the group is demanding the city provide indoor shelter space for for the "entire" homeless population in Santa Cruz before the encampment, which is located next to Ross Dress for Less and the Gateway Plaza, be vacated....
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:31PM
calendarHistoric Lawsuit Filed by Homeless People in Santa Cruz to Block Eviction of Survival Camp
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by Alicia Kuhl (reposted)
Hero’s Camp (behind Ross at the Gateway Plaza), River Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:30AM
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:53PM
documentCalifornia Water Board Finds Oil-industry Contaminants in Water Wells
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Fracking Near Protected Groundwater Increasing in California...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:38PM
documentACLU Letter to Santa Cruz City Council Opposes Ross Camp Closure
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by Santa Cruz News
On April 8, the ACLU of Northern California and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty sent a joint letter to the Santa Cruz City Council opposing the closure of the Ross homeless encampment. "[W]e are concerned about any plan to criminalize the living behaviors of residents of the Ross Camp, either directly or indirectly. Due to the lack of available shelter bed, Martin bars the City from carrying out such a plan," the letter states....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:47PM
imageRoss Camp Eviction Date Could be Extended, but City Support for Safe Sleep Options Wavers
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by Santa Cruz News
The agenda for the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 9 includes one item that indicates the deadline for the closure date for the Ross homeless encampment may be extended. Councilmember Brown and Vice-Mayor Cummings have submitted a proposal, "to close the Gateway Encampment when sufficient, campground or non-campground emergency shelter beds are available." The encampment closure date previously had been planned for April 17, but an extension could easily pass with Counclilme...
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 4:34PM
calendarCompassion Not Eviction
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by Keith McHenry
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Apr 9, 2019 12:30PM
Posted: Fri Apr 5, 2019 6:54PM
calendarMay Day: March & Rally for Worker & Immigrant Rights in Santa Rosa
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by May 1st Coalition
Santa Rosa: 777 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa 95407 by Dollar Tree store...
Event Date: Wed May 1, 2019 2:30PM
Posted: Fri Apr 5, 2019 5:26PM
textWealthy South Beach Residents Organize to Stop Homeless Shelter by San Francisco Tenant
San Francisco is now a homeless camp, by definition a public health emergency, since there is now no affordable housing for those of us who make less than $100,000 a year, the entire workingclass, unless we are renting an apartment long enough to benefit from rent control. While the City of San Francisco is trying to build enough homeless shelters so that the homeless at least have a bed at a shelter, as is the case in New York City, the rich parasites in the new condominium area of South Be...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:59AM
textU.N. blames Blackstone Group for making housing crisis worse in U.S. by Lynda Carson
3093 Broadway in Oakland, is a 423 unit apartment complex that is unaffordable to low-income renters in Oakland that is being developed by City View and the Blackstone Group, and is scheduled for completion in 2019....
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:48PM
imageDowntown Church Blocks Front Door During Weekly Homeless Giving Event
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by Santa Cruz News
On Wednesday, the front door of the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church of Santa Cruz was blocked off during their weekly coffee giveaway for the homeless, according to one churchgoer. The measure was taken after Rev. Fr. Milutin Janjic told parishioners that a man came to the church with a larger pet rat on his shoulder, and was kissing it. "I know father went through the Bosnian War. He isn't easily rattled," Prophet Elias parishioner Anne Solso said in a statement on Facebook. Despite the ...
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:37AM
textEBALDC is soon to go smoke free in its residential rental buildings by Lynda Carson
Regardless of the pros and cons of smoking, or not smoking in EBALDC’s residential buildings in Oakland. Or the threats of eviction that may come in the form of a change in the terms of a lease that bans smoking in one of EBALDC’s rental properties, renters in Oakland who are covered (protected) by Oakland’s Just Cause eviction protection ordinance can refuse to sign, and do not have to sign a new lease that materially changes the terms of their existing lease!...
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:04PM
textStrike Debt Bay Area: We're Gonna Eliminate Millions in Medical Debt 4 Bay Area Residents! by JP Massar
A little bit can go a long way towards removing the burden of crippling medical debt......
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:30AM
calendarPeople's Park Defense Hold The Land
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by Victor Noir
2556 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94704 This event will continue at least until May 15th; Hold the land....
Event Date: Wed May 1, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04AM
imageUse of the Word "Dindunuffin" by Police Officer Triggers Internal Affairs Investigation
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by Santa Cruz News
The Santa Cruz Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into the conduct of Officer Chris Galli, who in January referred to a man who he had previously arrested as a dindunuffin on social media. Galli, posting as "Chris Meriekuh", made the comment about the individual, who is African American and homeless, on Joe Netro's Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real hate blog. A screen capture of the comment was posted in an Indybay article, helping to raise awareness concerning the r...
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55PM