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text David Duke campaign contributor Roger Grigsby reopens O’mei restaurant by Lynda Carson
Reportedly last Friday in This Small Planet, during the past week there has been an “Open” sign at the O’mei restaurant in Santa Cruz, in addition to a “Now Hiring” sign....
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:34AM
image Community Remains in the "Shadow of Bell v. Boise" 480_21125706_1706092326092095_487583261131989063_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Inadequate Shelter Space Continues to Expose Santa Cruz to Litigation...
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20AM
text O'Mei To Re-Open? Will Santa Cruz Patronize A White Supremacist Restaurateur? by Michael Donnelly
O'Mei, a Chinese restaurant in Santa Cruz, CA. closed after it was revealed the owner was a white supremacist who gave $500 to David Duke. The owner now wants to re-open the restaurant. Will the boycott continue?...
Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24AM
text Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America by The Xerces Society
New study reveals that western monarch decline is more severe than decline in East...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:32AM
document Lawsuit Targets California's Dungeness Crab Fishery for Harming Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles 17-10-3_ca_dungeness_crab_entanglement_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Wildlife Agency Sued Over Record-breaking Whale Entanglements...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:03AM
image Many Thanks to Our MHCAN Supporters 480_621914_330171297075615_1753891006_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich, MHCAN Board Chair
Very Grateful For Community Support in Our Time of Need...
Posted: Sun Oct 1, 2017 8:19AM
image Homeless Washed Away at the Santa Cruz Post Office 480_scz_postoffice_pressure_washing_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
This morning police rousted the people at the Santa Cruz Post Office Hooverville and ordered them to vacate....
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:54AM
image Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival 9-24-2017 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Sunday was a beautiful day in Felton CA at the annual event. Yesterdays show followed Saturdays show that headlined Michael Franti & Spearhead....
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:44PM
image ResistFest Santa Cruz 2017 480_046_1.jpg by AutumnSun
ResistFest, another event for justice when we most need a change!...
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:43PM
image Comprehensive Housing Strategy Must Be Supportive 480_transitional_housing.jpg by Steve Pleich
Common Language Must Also Include Housing as a Human Right...
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:36AM
image Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say 480_21728926_309857996147844_1393634143189393342_o_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
Frustrated residents of agricultural communities packed a Sacramento hearing room Friday to urge the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to order an immediate suspension of chlorpyrifos while the state’s potentially lengthy scientific review takes place....
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:19PM
image Tenants Fight Back rally in front of Santa Cruz City Hall 480_093_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Tenants Fight Back held a rally in front of City Hall on Tuesday September 12, 2017. They gathered and spoke to make clear the need for residents of Santa Cruz to pick a side in the housing crisis: people or profit. As this rally went on, the council approved a new development on Pacific with no affordable housing units. Seems like the city council has picked a side. Tenants will continue to fight....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29PM
text Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside by Robert Norse
Coming up today at City Council on the noon agenda (unusually early) is Item, #14. It may come up within an hour by 1 PM if not before. MC 13.08.100 exponentially expands the time a cop or ranger can unilaterally order a person to leave an area and not return. The vastly expanded area includes the Pogonip, Arana Gulch, and Moore Creek. The law is billed as a "School Safety" law, though the vast majority of the area covered is much further than 300' from a school....
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41AM
text Workers of outed David Duke campaign contributor may be eligible for unemployment benefits by Lynda Carson
This may possibly mean that unemployment benefits exist for the workers of O'mei restaurant in Santa Cruz, who quit their jobs after a boycott occurred because their boss Roger Grigsby was outed as a campaign contributor to David Duke's failed 2016 Senate campaign!...
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:18PM
text Santa Cruz ROLLING FAST to Repeal Sleeping Ban by DavidMinton Silva
ROLLING FAST to Repeal Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban. The anti-homeless Sleeping Ban in Santa Cruz has been challenged since its inception some two decades ago. Endorsing winning candidates has not worked. The right for the homeless to sleep legally is what the ROLLING FAST is about. Simple, take one calendar day, let us know which day; call city council that day and tell them who you are and that you are fasting to REPEAL Sleeping Ban....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26PM
image Santa Cruz protests against Trump's bold move to end DACA 480_img_6260_1.jpg by Sarah Belle Lin
The Trump Administration called for an end to immigration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), on September 5, 2017. Quick mobilization brought DACA supporters out to Santa Cruz to express their outrage over this shocking administrative move....
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 9:28PM
image Rehire HOPE Services for Downtown Salinas 480_downtown_salinas_1.jpg by Rehire HOPE Services
We want the Salinas City Center Improvement Association (SCCIA) to re-hire Sheila's HOPE Services Team to clean Downtown as well as provide extra cleaning on weekends....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 7:34PM
image We March Together, We Stand Together: 2nd Annual Pajaro Valley Pride Festival 480_img_6110_1_1_1.jpg by Sarah Belle Lin
The 2nd Annual Pajaro Valley Pride Celebration, held on August 20, 2017, was a lively event complete with a blessing ceremony, parade, and performances from drag queens, burlesque dancers, and musicians!...
Posted: Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:36PM
image Santa Cruz County Cannabis EIR Update and Important Meeting Dates we-support-santa-cruz-cannabis.jpg by GreenTrade Santa Cruz
A draft Environmental Impact Report on establishing a regulated cannabis trade in the County concludes that a more permissive approach is an “environmentally superior alternative” to either a ban or a more restrictive proposed ordinance under consideration....
Posted: Tue Sep 5, 2017 6:32PM
document Recommendations for Action in the MHCAN Crisis backup_of_norse_s_mhcan_demands_flyer_9-3.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
MHCAN (Mental Health Clients Action Network) has faced a crisis for the last several years with police and city agencies breathing down its neck. The management of MHCAN and its Board of Directors has chosen to pursue, largely a low-profile work-behind-the-scenes approach. There's been little publicity about the upcoming Special Use Permit meeting of the Planning Commission which Board Chair Steve Pleich says is slated for 9-28. A month ago, I wrote the following suggestions to the community....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 6:06PM