image Sen. Leno, SF Health Plan, Health Plan of San Mateo Celebrate Medi-Cal's 50th Anniversary 480_img_0596_1.jpg by Steven Maviglio
State and local leaders join patients and providers at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to Mark Half-Century of Health Care for Bay Area Families...
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:39PM
image Renters' groups file FPPC complaint against landlord lobby's deceptive mailers 480_renters-caa-hayward-steventavares_1.jpg by Steven Tavares, East Bay Citizen
Renters' groups representing the six Bay Area cities slated to vote on various forms of rent control this November filed a complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) on October 13 claiming a mailer sent earlier this month by an opposing landlords' lobby is misleading and deceptive....
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:11PM
calendar URGENT: Tell the City Again: No New Jails OR Jail-like Facilities in SF! by Michael Lyon
25 Van Ness, Room 610...
Event Date: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:17AM
text Skyrocketing rents reveal need for strong rent control protections by Lynda Carson
As recent as Monday October 24, 2016, it was reported by the Palo Alto Weekly that the owner of the Stanford Garden Apartments and his son were arrested for harassing the tenants at the rent controlled building at 1735 Woodland Avenue, in East Palo Alto, in an effort to frighten them out of their housing so they could raise the rents!...
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:44PM
image NAMI Santa Cruz Expresses Deep Sadness at Horrible Death of Sean Arlt nami_santa_cruz_county.png by via NAMI Santa Cruz
NAMI joins our community in expressing our deepest sadness at the horrible death of Sean Arlt, a beautiful young man who was struggling with a mental illness....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:01PM
image ACLU of Northern California Statement on Killing of Sean Arlt candle_2.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
October 24, 2016 - The ACLU of Northern California joins communities in Santa Cruz in demanding justice for Sean Arlt and his family. The fatal shooting of Sean Arlt by Santa Cruz Police Department officers is highly disturbing, particularly given that he was in mental health crisis at the time....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:12PM
image Aromas - San Juan School Officials: Remove Shredded Tire Mulch from Playgrounds 480_aromas-school-playground-tire-shreds_1.jpg by Play It Safe Aromas and San Juan
We are a parent-led effort to replace shredded tires from Aromas-San Juan Unified Public Schools with a non-toxic alternative....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:18PM
text We Have a Right to Exist by First They Came for the Homeless & JP Massar
URGENT!! PLEASE call Berkeley city mgr 510.981.7000,
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:19AM
image Candle light vigil held in remembrance of Sean Smith Arlt October 22, 2016 480_54_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Santa Cruz turned out for a candle light vigil for Sean Arlt who was shot and Killed by Santa Cruz Police!...
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:53AM
image People's Block Party Supplants Oakland Police Copaganda Effort, Saves Home 480_peoplesblockparty-oakland_20161018_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Word got out that the Oakland police department had intentions to do neighborhood outreach in West Oakland on October 18. Knowing that OPD holds public relations events such as these to whitewash their earned reputation as racist, violent, and corrupt, the Anti Police-Terror Project set out to prevent OPD from exploiting local residents for a propagandistic photo op. As a bonus, a man's home was saved from being confiscated by the police....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:37PM
calendar Stop police violence in Santa Cruz 480_santacruzpolice_1.jpg by Free SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz City Hall 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:52PM
image SCPD must release name of officer who killed man suffering from mental illness 480_seansmitharlt_1.jpg by Police the Police
The California Supreme Court ruled that police agencies must release the names of officers who kill citizens, but Santa Cruz Police are stalling the release of the name of their officer who killed a man this week and they are sending mixed messages to the public through the media....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:35AM
text Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless by Lynda Carson
It was announced that after 22 years of sponsorship that the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will cease funding the operations of Street Spirit as of December 31, 2016!...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:58PM
calendar Manifesto of Love manifesto-of-love.jpg by Free SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz Town Clock, corner of Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:53PM
text Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers by charlotte fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has extended the public comment period for a proposed regulation that would give further protections to children when agricultural pesticides are applied close to schools and child daycare facilities*. The new deadline of December 9, 2016, gives the public more opportunity to weigh in on the issue. In addition, DPR has added an additional public hearing that will be held in Monterey County. Public hearings have already been scheduled...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:07PM
image Family of Sean Smith-Arlt Releases Statement, Following his Killing by Santa Cruz Police 480_sean-smith-arlt_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
The family of Sean Smith-Arlt has released a public statement that describes how dear Sean was to them, and what type of person he was and what some of his accomplishments were. They have confirmed Sean was suffering from ongoing mental health issues at the time he was killed by Santa Cruz police on October 16 near the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets. The family is calling for a more independent investigation into the killing. "The information that has been released so far is not telling...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23AM
text Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for by Lynda Carson
As recent as Thursday October 13, tenant activists around the Bay Area joined together outside the Hayward regional office of the California Apartment Association (CAA) to protest against the lies and deceit of the CAA being used to fight against renter protection ballot measures in the cities of Richmond, Alameda, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Mountain View. The activists also filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against the CAA!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:01PM
text Winter is Coming - Stop Persecuting the Homeless! by Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission
Stop the evictions and the dispersal orders! Stop the confiscation of meager belongings!...
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:10AM
calendar Rain or Shine--Freedom SleepOut #67 Rolls On by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Cityhall Land--where sleep for the homeless is banned and armed Sleepbusters get their paychecks at 809 Center St. After the First Amendment closes down at 10 PM on the City Hall grounds, many will choose to sleep along the Center St. sidewalk between Locust and Church Sts. The event goes on until Wednesday morning, after which houseless folks face harassment at the whim of police, rangers, and security thugs for the rest of the week....
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:53AM
image Santa Cruz Police Shoot and Kill Man on Westside 480_santa-cruz-police-kill-man-1-rake-chace-street_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department shot and killed a man outside of a home on the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets, in a residential neighborhood, on the west side of Santa Cruz. Preliminary reports from the media have stated that a 32-year-old man experiencing mental health issues was charging police with a gardening rake when officers deemed him a threat and shot and killed him at about 3:30 am on October 16. [Top photo: What appears to be a small rake lays in the street at ...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:14PM