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text BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. by JP Massar
In April, the BART Board passed a law making it illegal to occupy two seats during rush hour on a BART train. The law was not to take effect until the BART police presented their implementation strategy. At the most recent BART Board meeting the BART police presented how they intend to enforce the new law.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42PM
image Struggle and Hope CD Release and Celebration 480_agustin_lira_1.jpg original image (1585x1433) by Mike Rhodes
The new Struggle and Hope album by Agustin Lira was released at a community celebration at the Alfonso Hernandez Youth Center on Saturday, June 25. The event featured music by Agustin Lira & Patricia Wells, with students of Generaciones Project and special guest Melinda Espinosa. Photo below is Agustin Lira performing at the CD release celebration.
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:43PM
image The Summer Solstice Music Festival 6-25-2016 480_126_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
A day in the San Lorenzo park in Santa Cruz California, with information, music, and food! San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz California
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:02AM
calendar Mission Fire Fundraiser at El Rio on June 30th by sana saleem
3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Date: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:18PM
calendar Freedom Sleeper "No Assembly at City Hall Grounds at Night" cases Go to Court by Robert Norse
County Courthouse Superior Court 1
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:25PM
image City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park! 480_sf-mime-troupe-san-lorenzo-park-2007-by-bradley-allen_1.jpg original image (640x414) by Santa Cruz News
Local musician, activist, and volunteer for the SF Mime Troupe, Karen Kaplan, informs us that this year, the SF Mime Troupe will be performing at Porter College's outdoor quad at UCSC, but not at San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz, as has been the tradition for so many years. Apparently the Mime Troupe performance was nixed by the City of Santa Cruz's Planning Department this year.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:43PM
text Stay the Course With Prop 47 for Real Criminal Justice Reform by Steve Pleich
Critics Off the Mark
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
image Tentative Pact Averts Watsonville Hospital RN Strike 480_california_nurses_association.jpg original image (600x349) by via National Nurses United
A two-day strike involving some 300 registered nurses at Watsonville Community Hospital that was scheduled to begin this morning is off as nurses and hospital representatives reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night.
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:31AM
calendar No housing in People's Park! by Defend People's Park
Berkeley city council chambers 2134 MLK Way
Event Date: Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:07AM
text San Francisco's Mission St. Mission by San Francisco
The contentious public hearing Monday evening, June 20, at the Mission Cultural Center regarding the MUNI changes on Mission St. was exacerbated by unrequited gentrification.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:37PM
audio Cat Brooks, Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston speak about Oakland police criminal culture (audio/mpeg 13.4MB) by Democracy Now!
AMY GOODMAN: We’re joined by three guests. In San Francisco, California, we’re joined by Cat Brooks. She is an Oakland-based Black Lives Matter activist, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project. Brooks helped organize Friday’s protest against the Oakland Police Department. In Berkeley, we’re joined by two reporters who helped break the Oakland Police Department sex crime story. Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston are journalists with the East Bay Express.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:10PM
image Watsonville Community Hospital Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Wednesday, June 22 480_watsonville-community-hospital-nurses-to-strike_1.jpg original image (600x281) by via National Nurses United
Nurses who work at Watsonville Community Hospital will officially begin a two-day strike on Wednesday, June 22, due to seriously deteriorating patient care standards and working conditions, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced today.
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:01PM
calendar No Coal in Oakland Rally 480_ban-coal_1.jpg original image (1279x560) by No Coal in Oakland
Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza (14th St Bart)
Event Date: Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:07AM
image A scarred up neighborhood! 480_img_6126-001_1.jpg original image (1600x1200) by D. Boyer
The photos show the scars left by fires of residential buildings in San Francisco.
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:27AM
image Memorial and march over the shootings of LGBT folks at an Orlando nightclub. 480_img_8312_1.jpg original image (1600x900) by D. Boyer
Early June 12th a man armed with an assault rifle and a pistol shot up a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He killed at least 49 people and injured many more. The patrons were either gay, lesbian and transgender. This shooting has effected communities beyond Orlando Florida including the LGBT community in San Francisco. Many memorials and marches have taken place since that shooting. Pics and video from the march titled Amor y Solidaridad/Love and Solidarity.
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:08AM
image Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers 480_rally-for-patients-rights-santa-rosa_6-16-16_1.jpg original image (900x675) by Americans for Safe Access
"Thousands of California patients woke up today fearing for the future of their medicine" said Don Duncan, California Director of Americans for Safe Access. “It is time for local authorities to address perceived violation of regulations by means of civil penalties instead of criminal action. The path taken by Sonoma law enforcement yesterday is counterproductive to moving cannabis businesses towards licensing and regulatory compliance.”
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:08PM
image As Attendance Swells at Community Sleepouts, Freedom Sleepers Plan One-Year Anniversary 480_freedom-sleepers-1-santa-cruz-city-hall_1.jpg original image (1400x935) by Alex Darocy
On June 14, the Freedom Sleepers held their 49th community sleepout at Santa Cruz City Hall, with about two dozen people spending the night. As summer approaches, attendance has continued to increase at the weekly sleepouts, which are organized to protest local laws that criminalize homelessness. The 50th community sleepout is planned for Tuesday, June 21, and the Freedom Sleepers have announced their one-year anniversary sleepout will be held on July 5. [Top photo: A Freedom Sleeper in front...
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:48PM
calendar Freedom Sleeper Case Demands Police Release Video Records by Robert Norse
701 Ocean St. Santa Cruz Department 1 in the main court building.
Event Date: Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:56PM
image Oakland Police Rocked by One Scandal After Another 480_acting_chief_paul_figueroa_pr_photo_1.jpg original image (336x446) by Jonathan Nack
Photo: Newly appointed Acting Oakland Police Chief Paul Figueroa. In 2011, Figueroa, then a Captain, was the commanding officer who gave the order that resulted in the shooting, and near killing, of Marine Veteran Scott Olsen during an Occupy Oakland Protest. Oakland paid $4.5 Million to settle a lawsuit brought by Olsen in 2014.
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:33AM
calendar Santa Cruz-Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement by Willow Katz
corner of Pacific Ave. and Cooper St. (gps 110 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
Event Date: Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:06AM