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imageFollow-Up Protest Questions for Tuesday February 7th 11 AM
by Robert Norse (for HUFF)
A second protest is slated for the Mountain Community Resource Center after a woman videoing the midnight eviction of a homeless man for "trespass" was arrested, brutalized, and faces a year in jail and $1000 fine....
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 8:10pm PST
documentStop Felton's Mountain Community Resource Center Driving Homeless Out Into the Rain
by Robert Norse
Charges of cruel, discriminatory, and unnecessary evictions of unhoused folks into survival-threatening weather at Felton's Mountain Community Resource Center have prompted this protest. Two fliers describe the situation and ask the community to respond....
Posted: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 11:26am PST
textRV Human Rights Activists Challenges Santa Cruz City Police Violations by Reggie Meisler (posted by Norse)
Reggie Meisler, civil liberties defender of unhoused rights, is waiting for an answer to his January 9th letter to Santa Cruz City Manager Matt Huffaker, Mayor Fred Keeley, Police Chief Rudy Escalante, and the S.C. City Council. Meisler calls for Huffaker to direct his SCPD to stop harassing and uprooting those whose vehicles are their shelter by misusing the "abandoned vehicle" tagging law....
Posted: Wed, Jan 11, 2023 7:07pm PST
textSanta Cruz City Mangler Closes Civic Auditorium Shelter by Robert Norse (and Matt Huffaker)
Yesterday, City Manager Matt Huffaker sent me his first-ever e-mail in response to my denunciation of the closing of the Civic Auditorium Emergency Shelter as torrential rains approach....
Posted: Sun, Jan 8, 2023 2:28pm PST
imageKeith McHenry, Co-founder of “Food Not Bombs” Global Movement, Arrested Today
by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
December 27, 2022 - Keith McHenry, the co-founder of the global movement “Food Not Bombs” was arrested today and is in jail now....
Posted: Tue, Dec 27, 2022 5:45pm PST
imageSanta Cruz Homeless Death List for 2023: Follow-Up
by County "Health Service" Workers & HPHP
Two public ceremonies were held December 21st where the names of the unhoused dead for the year (some of them) were read. My response was the attached flyer, reprinted in the Serf City Times, suggesting some obvious but likely to be ignored remedies to ward off the 2023 deaths list. Also attached is the Homeless Persons Health Project/County report....
Posted: Sun, Dec 25, 2022 10:52am PST
imageAlwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album “Thanks for Waiting” with Hometown Show
by Cassidy Kakin
Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album “Thanks for Waiting” with Hometown Santa Cruz County Vibes at Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz Recording Studios...
Posted: Wed, Dec 14, 2022 4:34pm PST
imageLegal Agreement Blocks Oil Drilling on 725,000 Acres of California Central Coast
by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., December 6, 2022 — A federal judge approved an agreement today to suspend new oil and gas leasing across more than 725,000 acres of public lands in California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area. The legal agreement was reached by conservation groups, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management....
Posted: Wed, Dec 7, 2022 11:58am PST
textCorrecting the Story: San Lorenzo Benchlands Demolition to begin 9 AM on Tuesday 10-25 by Robert Norse
Contrary to what was posted in Jessica York's recent Sentinel Story, the time of the Tuesday October 25th demolition of the next--to-the-last segment of the San Lorenzo Benchlands Survival Camp will be at 9 AM not at noon....
Posted: Sun, Oct 23, 2022 6:41pm PDT
textMama Desi Lives by Comradical
Mama Desi Lives....
Posted: Tue, Oct 18, 2022 10:12pm PDT
imageSanta Cruz City Workers Commence First Strike in City’s History
by Strike!
Santa Cruz City workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 commenced the first strike in the history of the city today. Essential City workers are demanding concrete commitments to equity and an end to unfair labor practices. Picket lines have been established at various locations in the City of Santa Cruz, including city hall, municipal wharf, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, and corporation yard. The ULP Strike will continue Tuesday, Octo...
Posted: Mon, Oct 17, 2022 12:22pm PDT
imageSEIU Strike to Impact City Services in Santa Cruz
by Strike!
City of Santa Cruz workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 are scheduled to begin an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike starting Monday, October 17, at city hall. The ULP Strike will continue Tuesday, October 18 through Friday, October 21 at various locations, including city hall, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, and corporation yard. Union leaders will hold a press conference at Santa Cruz City Hall on Monday, October 17 at 9 AM, and t...
Posted: Sun, Oct 16, 2022 11:05am PDT
calendarRed October -- Santa Cruz
by DSA Santa Cruz
Event Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2022 5:00am PDT
Posted: Thu, Oct 13, 2022 2:24pm PDT
imageSanta Cruz City Workers to Begin Strike
by Strike!
Santa Cruz City workers will strike starting tomorrow to stop the City's unfair labor practices, win equity for essential workers, and fund the front line to protect community services. Add your name in solidarity: Show up on the strike line starting Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 AM, Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St. Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sun, Oct 2, 2022 1:29pm PDT
calendarGlobal Call to Action for Jina Mahsa Amini
by Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Clock Tower on Sunday, Intersection of Water St and N Pacific Ave...
Event Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2022 5:00pm PDT
Posted: Sat, Oct 1, 2022 12:37am PDT
imageCancer-Causing Pesticide exceeds State risk levels over the last decade at Monterey County
by Safe Ag Safe Schools
Concerned about the use of the cancer-causing drift-prone pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D), more than 50 pesticide reform advocates, including farmworkers, health professionals, teachers, and their allies held a news conference and rally at the Monterey County Government Center on Tuesday, September 27th – the 60th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The group, organized by Safe Ag Safe Schools and the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, called on the County...
Posted: Wed, Sep 28, 2022 9:34am PDT
imageSanta Cruz Dismantles Camp of Hundreds of the Houseless
by People's Tribune
The City of Santa Cruz, CA, in a county with the second highest rent in the country, is evicting an estimated 300 people living in wall-to-wall tents running along a riverbed right next to this largely wealthy city’s downtown. The camp, in existence for about three years, was sanctioned by the City; houseless people were directed to go there because the City didn’t have enough beds. Now, the City cites sanitation, drug use and complaints as reasons for closing the Benchlands camp. “This never...
Posted: Mon, Sep 26, 2022 8:52pm PDT
audioONE LAST RIDE: An interview with Oliver Tree (audio/mpeg 99.1MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Santa Cruz born and raised Oliver Tree about his new album and upcoming show at the Santa Cruz Civic....
Posted: Mon, Sep 26, 2022 11:37am PDT
calendarBenchlands Resistance Organizing by Kevin Rothwell
Benchlands near the 2nd stairway down from the Courthouse parking lot as you walk from Water St. towards the Duck Pond in San Lorenzo Park....
Event Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2022 6:00pm PDT
Posted: Fri, Sep 16, 2022 10:16pm PDT
imageHundreds Rally in San Jose for Protection of Sacred Tribal Land from Mining Project
by Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Over 400 people gather to call on Santa Clara County to deny approval of proposed mine on sacred lands...
Posted: Sun, Sep 11, 2022 11:08pm PDT
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