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image Redefining The National Strike 480_img_2492_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Opening Up A Community Dialogue...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:24AM
text Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters by Lynda Carson
According to Lighthouse Bank, the bank was founded in October 2007 by approximately 350 local residents, professionals and small business owners. During 2014, Stephen D. Pahl had 91,768 shares of Lighthouse Bank common stock, presently worth around $16.00 per share according to the Wall Street Journal!...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:24AM
calendar Pause the Calls: Black Lives Matter 480_dump-prison-stock_1.jpg by Ending Mass Incarceration
Monterey Peace and Justice Center 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955...
Event Date: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:51PM
text California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump by Center for Biological Diversity
State's Proposal Shrugs Off Voters' Approval of Ban on Oil Waste Injection...
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:01PM
image Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California 480_wilshire-westwood-los-angeles_1.jpg by Teamsters Local 2010
Disruptions, Closures and Delays at UC Campuses...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:44PM
text Post Office Uses Leaf Blowers to Harrass Homeless at 6AM by Free Speech Matters
In the dark of 6AM no less than three contractors use leaf blowers to "clean" the area in front of the Post Office....
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46AM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #79 Swims Toward Justice Tuesday Night by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Under the eaves of City Hall until driven away by "peace officers" and "park protection rangers" and then on the wet sidewalks outside City Hall. Bring cardboard, canvas, protective gear, video, and friends. The protest runs from 4 PM today to mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:43AM
image SCPD Must Revise Immigration Determination Policy 480_15871769_1283221918423732_8490887593269594755_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Now Is The Time to Protect Immigrants Rights...
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2017 11:44PM
video Selective Enforcement documented on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz, CA (video/mp4 45.7mb) by The Jones/Skelton Report
A chance encounter with a Ranger as we were documenting the marked lack of performers and artists on the avenue led to some insight into the types of directives that law enforcement has been given by the city. 3 minute video. Full story below....
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2017 10:55AM
text Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking's Threats to Public Land in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Draft Proposal Seeks to Open Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Public Land on Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 3:57PM
document SCPD Deputy Chief of Police Steve Clark retires 234.police_officer_s_confrontational_history_with_homeless_people_in_s.c._7-2005.pdf_140_.jpg by Santa Cruz Police News
The Santa Cruz Police Department suddenly announced the retirement of Deputy Chief of Police Steve Clark on December 16 for reasons not disclosed to the public other than the length of his time with the department. Following the announcement Clark has been widely criticized in the community for being both physically and verbally confrontational in the past, and for targeting political opponents with smear campaigns and other bullying tactics. Clark has been accused of assault by at least one ...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 8:48PM
image Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz 480_rita_leroy_monarchs_release_santa_cruz_photo_by_walter_rockholt_1.jpg by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. Photo: Rita LeRoy releases newly eclosed monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 6:23PM
calendar New Year's Nightwatch: Freedom SleepOut #78 at City Hall by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
On the frosty sidewalk outside City Hall at 809 Center St. across from the Main Library. A Tuesday night sleepout in probable rain (bring tents or protective gear either for yourself or for others). The event lasts from late afternoon Tuesday to mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Jan 3, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 3, 2017 10:22AM
calendar Freedom SleepOut #77: Sanctuary for the Local Homeless? by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
At the edges of City Hall downtown along Center Street mostly between Locust and Church The protest begins Tuesday afternoon and goes until mid-morning Wednesday....
Event Date: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:10PM
text Santa Cruz Sanctuary Assembly by Paul Johnston
Members of the community came together to build the sanctuary movement in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:39PM
image 18th Annual Homeless Memorial Dec. 20, 2016 480_007_1.jpg by AutumnSun
This was a very touching memorial There was reporting of homeless deaths, songs, testimonials, and Hospice of Santa Cruz provided Grief counseling....
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:28PM
text Santa Cruz County has second most agricultural pesticide illnesses in the state by Lucia Calderón
Department of Pesticide Regulation report shows Santa Cruz County ranked #2 for agricultural pesticide-related illnesses in 2014...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31AM
video Juggling BANNED in Santa Cruz? Pacific Ave. Juggler Ticketed and Detained 12/17/2016 (video/mp4 121.4mb) by The Jones/Skelton Report
Video documentation of claims by a member of the SCPD that juggling is illegal as he tickets and detains a performer on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz on Saturday December 17, 2016....
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:08AM
image A family's struggle pushes police for accountability, new approaches 480_luke_smith_and_mother_1.jpg by Carina Hoang
Cops need to preserve life, take extra precautions when confronting teens...
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:08PM
image Stand with Standing Rock Fundraiser 480_000_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The fundraiser for Standing Rock was quite a success! #noDAPL...
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:02PM