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 Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice img_2120.jpg by Steve Pleich
Prop 57 Next Logical Step Toward Model of Restorative Justice...
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:24AM
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 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:52PM
image Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock 480_img_0550-2_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In an emailed report to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Julia Beck of Davis Stands with Standing Rock, said, “We wanted to share the good news that our local city council last night unanimously passed the attached resolution in support of your critical and profoundly inspiring opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.” Photo: Francisco Dominguez urges the Davis City Council to adopt the resolution. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:49PM
image Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County 480_measure_d_santa_cruz_county_2016_1_1.jpg by via Widening Won't Work
October 2016 - Big money is being spent to influence the outcome of Measure D on the November 8, 2016 Santa Cruz County ballot. Unlike political offices, campaigns for ballot measures have no limit to the amount of money that can be contributed. There is no restriction on the source of contributions, so special interests from outside Santa Cruz County can buy influence in our local ballot measures....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32PM
image Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators 480_klamath_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein. “To add injury to insult, these improper subsidies were used to aggravate environmental damage by draining shrinking groundwater supplies to benefit irrigators.” Photo of Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:50PM
text Oakland City Council Cmte to Consider Censure of Council President Thursday, 10:45 AM by Godot
Censure of President of the Council Lynette Gibson-McElhaney. Is she now is serious trouble in her re-election campaign, with the election in just less than three weeks?...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:16PM
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
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 Statement of Steve Pleich Campaign 480_img_2011_1.jpg by Steve Pleich Campaign
Time to Get Behind the Brand New Council...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:52PM
image Benefit Concert for a Brand New Council 480_1-a_a981_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Santa Cruz really needs to make a change or our hometown is going down the tubes!...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:29AM
image Brown administration applies for permit to take endangered species in Delta Tunnels 480_rtd_delta_smelt_meme.jpg by Dan Bacher
As the Department of Water Resources applied for a permit to kill endangered species. Delta and longfin smelt, winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead and other fish species continued to move closer and closer to the abyss of extinction. Delta smelt photo meme courtesy of Restore the Delta....
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:28PM
video Oakland's Police Commission is needed as a step to reform (video/mp4 39.6mb) by Larry C. White
Vote Yes on LL for fair and just policing. We need accountability that only structural change can bring. Measure LL will be that change, establishing an independent Police Commission led by Oakland residents to oversee the department....
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:00PM
calendar As Weather grows Chilly, Freedom SleepOut #66 Keeps the Homeless Fires Burning by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Concrete beddown along Center St. between Locust and Church across from the Main Library...
Event Date: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:31PM
text Indigenous People's Day: Zachary Runningwolf's statement from Santa Rita Jail by Runningwolf For Mayor
Berkeley Mayoral candidate Zachary Runningwolf has been held in jail for nearly a month on minor misdemeanor charges, making him unable to participate in the mayoral electoral process in the City of Berkeley. He has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks now. The following is his statement for Indigenous People's Day, brought to us from Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:07PM
text Time for Serious Consideration of Rent Control Ordinance by Steve Pleich
Moving Toward Rent Control and Rent Stabilization in Santa Cruz...
Posted: Sun Oct 9, 2016 10:37AM
image Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council 2016 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
A Fundraiser for Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council was held last night in Santa Cruz Ca....
Posted: Fri Oct 7, 2016 1:46PM
image Jerry Brown admits Delta Tunnels is "unpopular" as legislators slam project 14479626_10153951969722864_6676149130093863194_n.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Arnold, thanks for being for climate change, cap and trade, the tunnels project, high speed rail and all the other unpopular policies that I’m saddled with,” quipped Brown. Photo of Governor Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other state officials courtesy of the California Museum....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 1:34PM