imageDrew Glover and Chris Krohn Recall Petition Saturday 10-12-19
by AutumnSun
Do they have enough signatures? Garrett Philipp says they do!...
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:09PM
imageRetaliation Against PG&E, Oroville Office Egged
by People Angry About Shutoffs
More than a million people in California were without electricity 9/09/19 when PG&E, the state's largest utility, shut off electricity to purportedly prevent wildfires. Photo courtesy Unicorn Riot of 2018 Paradise, CA fire....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 11:33PM
videoCommission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge (video/mp4 35.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and it's first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] wer...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 4:56PM
calendar#ImpeachTrump: Take to the Streets for Democracy Rally in San Francisco
by Vigil for Democracy and others
Harry Bridges Plaza, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94111...
Event Date: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 1:51PM
documentPushing Past the Censure/Recall Distraction at City Council
by Robert Norse
At the 10-8 City Council meeting, Mayor Watkins gave staff the usual expansive and unnecessary presentation time for prior items. She then eliminated group presentation time on the pointlessly returned censure of Krohn/Glover item. Initially refusing again to recognize a Councilmember, she again tried to hide behind the City Attorney as back-up. Failing this she cut back public comment time severely, allowing a special favored group presentation by the discredited City Commission for the P...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 9:53AM
imageGovernor Vetoes Bill to Protect Salmon Two Days After 50 Mile Trinity Connection Run
by Dan Bacher
“Physically connecting to the lands that the creator bestowed to my people by foot on routes we have traveled for trade and communication for centuries was an honorable experience I’ll never forget,” stated Thomas Joseph, a Hoopa Valley Tribal member and representative for California Kitchen, a sponsor of the run. Photo of Klamath-Trinity salmon runners joining the Winnemem Run4Salmon courtesy of Save California Salmon....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 9:38AM
imagePetition Calls for Censure of Santa Cruz City Councilmember Donna Meyers
by Santa Cruz News
A petition initiated by Santa Cruz County Homeless Union President Alicia Kuhl is calling for the censure of Councilmember Donna Meyers, following her outburst during the September 24 Santa Cruz City Council meeting, which many community members are calling racist (see video below). The outburst occurred shortly after the proposed censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover was tabled by a 4-3 Council vote. Mayor Martine Watkins has placed the censure of Councilmembers Glover and Kr...
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 4:26PM
imageWhole Foods Files Restraining Order to Ban Animal Rights Activists From All California Locations
by DxE
Following Monday’s protests in San Francisco, activists say Whole Foods’ parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal action...
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 8:01PM
imageDay After Mass Arrests, Animal Activists Swarm SF City Hall to Ask for “Right to Rescue"
by DxE
Activists face multiple felony charges after exposing alleged criminal animal cruelty at Amazon-suppyling factory farms...
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 7:37PM
imageUSGS report reveals oil waste fluid contaminates CA groundwater
by Dan Bacher
“The Central Valley, particularly Kern County, ranks number one for numerous environmental injustices, including having the worst air quality in the nation. To add insult to injury, now we have confirmation of something we suspected all along: Wastewater from oil companies is contaminating our groundwater,” said Gustavo Aguirre Jr., Kern County coordinator for the Central California Environmental Justice Network....
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 5:00PM
imageDrew Glover Chris Krohn Recall update
by AutumnSun
A quick stop at Whole Foods for a couple vegan donuts. Santa Cruz United was there with their table and Recall Drew Glover and Chris Krohn sign....
Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 8:36PM
textOakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex by Lynda Carson
Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher’s plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A’s and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A’s stadium plan for Howa...
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:00PM
imageNewsom Vetoes Bill to Protect Endangered Fish Species from Attacks by Trump
by Dan Bacher
Mary Creasman, CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), issued a statement responding to the Governor’s veto of SB 1 that accused Newsom of “siding with Trump and corporations over California’s families and wildlife” and noting that the Governor is “sending a clear message that California’s values are up for grabs.”...
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:18AM
imageSanta Cruz United Continues to Deceive the Public About its Paid Signature Gatherers
by Santa Cruz News Network
Despite an admission caught on video from a professional petition signature gatherer from San Jose, who said he was being paid to collect signatures for Santa Cruz United, the organization behind the recall campaign continues to push the false narrative that they are "all volunteer". Santa Cruz United's "I Want to Help/Get Involved" page on their website still currently reads, "we are all-volunteer and our expenses are low - but we could use your financial support." On September 24, Santa Cru...
Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:14AM
imageSanta Cruz City Council Votes to Table Censure 9-24-2019
by AutumnSun
As the Santa Cruz City Council was set to discuss a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover during its September 24 evening agenda, a motion by Councilmember Sandy Brown to table the censure passed 4-3. Supporters of Councilmember Glover and Krohn gave a standing ovation in response. The majority of those in Council chambers were there to speak against the censure, and those supporters of Krohn and Glover stayed in large numbers to speak to the next item on the agenda, a discuss...
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:33PM
imageCarol Polhamus and Santa Cruz United
by The Seeker
Carol Polhamus has been on the record of being "of Santa Cruz United," yet she has also denied any official affiliation with the shadowy recall group....
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42AM
documentWho Deserves Censure at City Council?
by Robert Norse
At the 9-24 City Council meeting, I was initially promised four minutes to give a group presentation on behalf of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom). Once the Censure item was tabled without public comment, Mayor Watkins cut me back to two minutes on the second related "Rose Investigation Recommendations" item. Here is the full speech she censored....
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:07AM
calendarOakland City Workers, Community Organizations Protest to Expose Severe Understaffing by Posted By Lynda Carson
14th St. and Broadway in Downtown Oakland...
Event Date: Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:42PM
imageSanta Cruz Recall of Drew Glover and Chris Krohn, My Personal Statement 9-22-2019
by AutumnSun
I felt the need to post this after getting some negative and hateful comments....
Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:14PM
imageTrump Misuses Secret Service and Local Police to Try to Block Protesters in Portola Valley
by Demo Succeeds Nonetheless
Trump desperately tried and failed to keep his September 17 fundraiser location secret. Then he misused secret service and local police to block protestors from the entire road an hour before he got there. The demonstration succeeded, nevertheless. [Photos by Jack Owicki, Rachel Podlishevsky, and M. Souza, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the appropriate photographer.]...
Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:33AM