image Support Fund for Sean Arlt's Son Established 480_sean_arlt_support_fund_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
A support fund has been established for the 4-year-old son of Sean Arlt, who was shot and killed by officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department on October 16. Donations to the support fund can be made at:
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 5:18PM
image Pipeline Protesters Shut Down Bank of America 480_dapl_protest_bofa_crop_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters close the Santa Cruz branch of Bank of America at River and Water Streets....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 10:59AM
text New Report on an Old Story: Can Santa Cruz Learn from Yale Law School? by Yale Law School, Robert Norse
On reading the summary of the Yale Law School report documenting the Criminalization of the Homeless in Connecticut, I reacted with some thoughts about Santa Cruz. Both my thoughts and the news report summarizing the report I post below. Also included are links to the Executive Summary and the full report....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:41PM
text HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley by Robert Norse
I recently forwarded an article that contrasted principles and policies elsewhere with those of Santa Cruz authorities--which I caustically denounced in an accompanying "Notes from Norse". I believe these Notes are a useful update to some of the brutal practices ongoing in Santa Cruz and so pass them on for readers....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:56AM
image After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall and Make One Arrest 480_freedom-sleepers-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Santa Cruz police initiated a raid at City Hall on November 23 at 3:30 am, shortly after it stopped raining that evening, to clear from the area approximately two dozen individuals who had been sleeping and sheltering themselves from the weather under the eaves of the buildings in the complex. Officers issued citations to individuals, and made one arrest. City Hall property is closed to the public between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. Many of those sleeping at City Hall were participating in t...
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:26PM
audio Kingdom of the Unjust - Medea Benjamin Speech - Nov. 12 2016 - Santa Cruz, California (audio/mpeg 45.4mb) by John Malkin
Speech by Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin on her new book "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection" with opening comments on the recent presidential "elections."...
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:33PM
calendar Sean Arlt fundraiser for his 4 year old son 480_img_0128.jpg by Jeffrey Arlt
Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Sunday November 27th, 1 - 4 PM...
Event Date: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:18PM
calendar Celebrate and Honor the Life of Luke Smith 480_celebrate_honor_luke_smith_aptos_surf_community_1.jpg by via Aptos High Surf Team
Pleasure Point | The Stairs East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:00AM
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:12AM
image Woman Used As Salami Tray at Altai Brands Event in Las Vegas 480_altai-brands-meatgate_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Altai Brands of Salinas, California, purveyors of gourmet cannabis edibles, objectifies woman as salami tray at Marijuana Business Conference after-party in Las Vegas....
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:39AM
calendar More Bucks for Busts, Slashing Social Services & Rain Rousts- Come to Freedom Sleepout #72 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
On the sidewalk outside City Hall as the City Council votes to cut back further its wretched services for the poor and those outside. 809 Center St. facing the main library. The protest runs from 4 PM Tuesday to 9 AM or so Wednesday. Rain possible. Bring umbrellas, tarps, and protective gear....
Event Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:25AM
video Body Camera Video of the Killing of Luke Smith by Police and Santa Cruz Sheriffs (video/mp4 166.4mb) by Santa Cruz Police News
Some of the body camera video footage of the killing of 15-year-old Luke Smith by sheriff's deputy on November 19 was released by the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office at a press conference today. Warning: This video is extremely graphic....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:59PM
image Memorial Fund Established for Luke Smith 480_luke_smith_aptos_high_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
A memorial fund has been established for Luke Smith, the 15-year-old Aptos High student who was shot and killed by deputies with the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office on November 19. Donations to Luke's memorial fund can be made at:
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:44AM
image Santa Cruz Sheriffs Shoot and Kill a 15-Year-Old Aptos High Student 480_luke_smith_aptos_high.jpg by Santa Cruz Police News
Luke Smith, a 15-year-old Aptos High sophomore, was shot and killed by deputies with the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office on November 19....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:41AM
image Boycott Driscoll's Day of Action in Santa Cruz Ca. 11-19-16 480_053_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Today, on rainy Saturday, we Demonstrated and handed out flyers at Santa Cruz Whole Foods on Soquel Ave.and Santa Cruz Safeway on Morrissey ave. The Union of Independent, National and Democratic Farmworkers (SINDJA) calls for all independent and autonomous boycott committees to unite for a global day of action on November 19th: (And we did!)...
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:13PM
image Santa Cruz Residents Begin Organizing for a General Strike on Inauguration Day 480_inauguration_day_general_strike_santa_cruz_january_20_2017.jpg by Santa Cruz General Strike Organizing Committe
Community members in Santa Cruz have called for a general strike on January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day, and have begun organizing events leading up to the date. On November 21, there will be a general strike planning meeting held at UC Santa Cruz, and on November 22 there will be a march to the Santa Cruz City Council to demand council members commit to a real sanctuary city status for the Santa Cruz. Organizers of the general strike are asking community members not to work or attend school o...
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:36PM
calendar March Against Trump Oppose Xenophobia and Racism in Santa Cruz 480_march_against_trump_santa_cruz_sanctuary_city_1.jpg by Santa Cruz General Strike Organizing Committe
Mission Plaza, 103 Emmett St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:05PM
image SCPD Officer and Wife Fuel Take Back Santa Cruz Witch Hunt on Social Media 480_weshansensantacruzpolice_1.jpg by Trinity Walker
Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) is targeting community members again on social media, which is being aided by the false identification of a "suspect" by Officer Wes Hansen of the Santa Cruz Police. Yesterday TBSC published a photo of two "suspects" of a crime on their public Facebook page. The post has been shared over 300 times. TBSC says the photo was taken by a "community member" and it was not circulated or shared by law enforcement. In the comments section on the TBSC post, a witch hunt styl...
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:24PM
image Santa Cruz Stands With Standing Rock 480_img_2325_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
More Actions Pledged in Support of Standing Rock Sioux...
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:14PM
image #NoDAPL Day of Action 11-15-2016 In solidarity With Standing Rock Santa Cruz, Ca 480_091_1.jpg by AutumnSun
People in Santa Cruz again turned out for justice at Standing Rock!...
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:31AM
calendar Fighting Trumpism Against the Homeless in Santa Cruz: Freedom SleepOut #71 by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Bunking down on the sidewalk next to City Hall as things get chillier--weatherwise and otherwise. Center St. between Locust and Church. The event runs from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday mid-morning....
Event Date: Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:16AM