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imageLocal Dems Say City Council Candidate Renée Golder was a Registered Republican Until 2018
by Santa Cruz Election News
Local Democrats have checked official voting records and are reporting that Santa Cruz City Council recall candidate Renée Golder was a registered Republican until April of 2018. They say voting records indicate Golder registered as a Republican in 2000 and voted in multiple primary elections as a Republican, until she switched her party affiliation to Democratic in 2018. Presently, Golder is running as a "pro-recall" Santa Cruz City Council candidate against Progressives in the March 2020 el...
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:14PM
imageA Civil Libertarian Looks at Facial Recognition Technology
by Steve Pleich
City to Consider Ordinance Banning Facial Recognition...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:02PM
textWhat Would Martin Luther King Jr. Do? by Keith McHenry
Chief Andy Mills is pushing a series of cruel civil rights violations against those without housing and is sponsoring the MLK March in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53AM
documentLawsuit Challenges Trump Plan to Frack, Drill 1 Million Acres of California Public Lands, Minerals
by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, January 14, 2020 — Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today challenging the last step in the administration’s plan to allow oil drilling and fracking on more than 1 million acres of public lands and minerals in Central California....
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:20PM
videoCity Council Votes 6-1 to Approve $235K SCPD Taser Purchase (video/mp4 308.9MB) by Santa Cruz Police News
On January 14, the Santa Cruz City Council City Council Voted 6-1 to approve a $235K Taser purchase request from Santa Cruz Police to re-outfit the entire department with new Taser guns. (Video: Taser discussion from the January 14, 2020 Santa Cruz City Council meeting.)...
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40PM
imageSCPD's $235K Taser Purchase Request is Back on City Council's Agenda
by Santa Cruz Police News
A request from Santa Cruz Police to approve a $235k Taser purchase, in order to re-outfit the entire department with new Taser guns, is back on the consent agenda for the January 14 Santa Cruz City Council meeting, after being sent to the City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee on December 2 for discussion. The use of Tasers by police is a topic of concern for those advocating against police brutality, who want the weapons either banned altogether, or at minimum classified the same as othe...
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:25PM
imageAdditional Context Behind Photo of City Council Candidate Renee Golder Dressed as a Native American
by Santa Cruz Election News
A newly discovered social media post provides additional context behind the photo of Santa Cruz City Council replacement candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. The party appears to have been planned with a Native American theme; a public message on social media to Heidi Rhodes, the host of the party, from her father states: "Happy Birthday Sweetie, I got my Injun' outfit!" Her response was: "See ya tonight Chief" (see ...
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:02PM
documentWinter Shelter Suggestions for Community Action
by Robert Norse
Here's the flyer version of a regularly updated series of suggestions I make when announcing my twice-weekly netcast show on Free Radio Santa Cruz at The shows are archived as audible files at with content summarized at ....
Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:15PM
documentCourt: Trump Administration Unlawfully OK’d Longline Fishing Off California
by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., December 21, 2019 — A federal district court has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to adequately analyze threats to critically endangered leatherback sea turtles when it allowed longline fishing off California. The Trump administration violated the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in failing to consider the best available science on impacts to leatherbacks....
Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:37PM
calendarMemorial to Remember Those Who Died on Our Streets
by Keith McHenry
Outside the Downtown Post Office at Front and Water Streets in Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:43PM
imageUC Santa Cruz graduate students wildcat strike enters critical phase
by Meenakshi Jagadeesan (WSWS Repost)
The wildcat strike begun by University of California Santa Cruz graduate students early last week has now entered a critical stage. The striking students who work as graduate and teaching assistants had pledged to withhold submitting final grades for the Fall quarter, until the administration met their demand for an above-board cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $1,400. The due date for the grades is today, Wednesday, December 18, and will likely see a showdown between the striking students ...
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:21PM
documentWinter Shelter Demands for Law Enforcement
by Robert Norse (speaking for HUFF)
These flyers are being distributed to encourage the community to contact police and politicians and demand a sane, compassionate and lawful winter policy regarding those outside in public places. They include a Sentinel opinion piece exposing criminal inaction regarding Winter Shelter by the Santa Cruz City Council...
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:49AM
calendarSCPD: Emergency Winter Demands for Homeless Survival
by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz Police Station 155 Center St....
Event Date: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:19AM
audioThis Is America #99: Inside The UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike (audio/mpeg 125.7MB) by It's Going Down
Welcome, to This Is America, December 12th, 2019. On this episode, we are lucky enough to speak with two grad students involved in the growing wildcat strike that is demanding a cost of living adjustment on the University of California (UC) campus of Santa Cruz, located south of the bay area in Northern California....
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:29PM
documentTrump Administration Gives Final OK to Drilling, Fracking in Central California
by Center for Biological Diversity
New Document Breaks Moratorium, Sets Up Auction to Lease 1 Million Acres...
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:30PM
documentCity Council Ducks Again: Two Speeches
by Robert Norse
Outgoing Mayor Watkins refused group presentations Tuesday evening. Incoming Mayor Cummings and "Progressive" Councilmember Brown joined the Watkins muzzling of public comment by reducing Oral Communications from two minutes to ninety seconds. These are the full speeches I wrote exposing the Council and their CACH's attacks on survival campers....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:03PM
imageCalifornia graduate students on wildcat strike
by Evelyn Rios (WSWS Repost)
Beginning Monday, a group of graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz began a wildcat strike demanding a cost-of-living wage increase. The graduate students are demanding an end to their precarious financial situation, which many students report results in regularly skipping meals, spending some 50-80 percent of their income on housing in one of the most expensive rental markets in the US, and overall heightened stress levels in struggling to meet basic needs....
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03PM
imageSanta Cruz Faculty Association Solidarity with Graduate Students
by Santa Cruz Faculty Association (SCFA)
The SCFA sent the following message to faculty on 12/11/19...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59AM
imageNo COLA, No Grades. We Will Not Submit
by UCSC Grad Students
Our response to administration's latest attempt to intimidate us...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15PM
imageUCSC Give Graduate Students a COLA!
by Anakbayan Santa Cruz
Anakbayan Santa Cruz Stands in Solidarity with the Strike of Grad Students...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:40PM