video Valentin Lopez Speaks on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (video/mp4 85.4mb) by Santa Cruz News
Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, spoke at an event in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hosted by the United Nations Association: USA Santa Cruz, CA Chapter on December 8 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence....
Posted: Sun Dec 9, 2018 3:00PM
image CRES Letter Condemning Police Violence 480_uc-santa-cruz-police-violence-2018_1.jpg by Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at UCSC
CRES Letter Condemning Police Violence...
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 4:03PM
image No Más Lágrimas-Día De Acción....Stop the Tears - Day of Action 480_002_1.jpg by AutumnSun
On a sunny but cool day in Watsonville, I took part and photographed this action that was co-hosted by the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. and the Pajaro Valley Rapid Response. When I arrived at 10 a.m. there were only a hand-full of people. But as the event progressed about 40 or more people were taking part. Folks stood with signs to the sound of many cars honking their horns in support! Many thanks to all who showed up and took part in this important action!...
Posted: Sun Dec 2, 2018 8:59PM
calendar Santa Cruz City Council Special Meeting: Renter Protections 480_rent-control_santa-cruz_1.jpg by Power Surge Tenants Rights / Oleada de Inquilinos
City Hall: 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 2, 2018 5:35PM
calendar What’s at Stake for Sargent Ranch/Juristac 480_sargent_ranch_-_juristac_1.jpg by Protect Juristac
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center 17000 Monterey St, Morgan Hill...
Event Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018 6:30PM
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:01AM
image Central Coast Collecting Supplies and Organizing Caravan to the Border 480_migrant_caravan_donations_direct_action_monterey_network_2018_1.jpg by Direct Action Monterey Network
The Direct Action Monterey Network, in collaboration with other organizations in the region, will be collecting supplies and organizing a caravan to the border to support the refugees and immigrants who are attempting to apply for asylum....
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09PM
text Will CA Department of Pesticide Regulation ban Big Ag's use of Toxic Air Contaminates? by Kate Hitt
As a Watsonville local and school bus driver, I have had it with all the toxic fumigants and sprays that are poisoning us and contributing to climate change. I joined Safe Ag, Safe Schools to stop poisoning kids and neighbors by making 1 mile 24-hour no toxic spray or fumigation buffer zones around schools....
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:39PM
image Dead Man Pulled From Culvert at Plymouth and Highway 17 480_homeless_death_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Robert Norse
On Saturday morning, I saw several police officers and a deputy examine what appeared to be a dead body behind a yellow "crime scene" tape at the edge of a culvert adjoining Highway 17 near the Plymouth/Highway 17 stoplight....
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:06AM
calendar Defend the Rent Freeze 480_santa_cruz_rent_freeze_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
City Hall: 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:21PM
image The Movement is Only Getting Started 480_santa_cruz_rent_control_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
We are sad to announce that Measure M will not pass, but we are not discouraged! The Movement for Housing Justice is only getting started....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41PM
image Department of Pesticide Regulation rejects Federal Court Order to ban chlorpyrifos 480_pesticide-0282_1.jpg by Sarait Martinez
Rejecting the order of the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court to end the use of a brain-harming pesticide, state regulators November 15th announced a set of interim recommended measures aimed at limiting exposure to the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, known to cause permanent brain damage in young children. But the measures fall far short of the ban many are calling for. State regulators have found that young children in California risk permanent neurotoxic effects from exposure to uns...
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:42PM
image Community Survival Camp Established at Santa Cruz Post Office 480_community-survival-camp-santa-cruz-post-office-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
In response to the planned closure of the River Street homeless campground, community members in Santa Cruz have established a survival camp at the downtown post office. At 11pm on November 15, nearly two dozen individuals had set up spaces to sleep along the sidewalk in front of the large postal building, which is a landmark downtown. "Please join us for a peaceful night's sleep while celebrating the constitution and supporting the human right to sleep. Everyone is welcome, whether you have ...
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:23AM
image City of Santa Cruz Announces Park Closures 480_rincon-fire-santa-cruz-county-november-2018-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Due to a recent string of "suspicious" fires, the City of Santa Cruz today announced the closure of the following parks: Pogonip, Arana Gulch, Moore Creek, DeLaveaga, and Arroyo Seco. "Police and Fire Investigators have aggressively investigated every fire, which has resulted in five arrests in the past four weeks," a press release from the city states. The parks will be closed indefinitely. [Top Photo: The Rincon Fire.]...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:12PM
image UCSC Students Initiate Petition to Close Campus Due to Poor Air Quality 480_california_wildfires_2018_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
Students at the University of California, Santa Cruz have initiated a petition calling for the closure of campus due to poor air quality from the California wildfires. Over 700 individuals have signed the electronic petition so far. One individual commented on the website that they felt like they were "back in Beijing". Another wrote: "I don't want lung cancer". Sign the petition here:
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:51PM
image California Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles 480_humpback_whale_entanglements_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Thursday’s opening of California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is clouded by the outbreak of a powerful neurotoxin and continuing concerns about the fishery entangling endangered whales and sea turtles. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Nov. 15 season opener will not include areas north of Bodega Head because of high levels of domoic acid found in crabs there....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18PM
image Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California 480_brown_vs._trump_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Protecting the health of our coastal waters is essential to our commitment to conserving the ecosystem and marine life necessary for our maritime culture,” said Mati Waiya, executive director of Wishtoyo Foundation. “The decision by honorable Judge Gutierrez upholds the law that ensures the health of our ocean waters. We all celebrate this decision that honors the rights of our maritime resources.”...
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:24PM
image Local Victories Power California Tenant Movement, Despite Prop. 10 Loss 480_please_stop_raising_our_rent_1.jpg by Tenants Together
Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 12:24PM
document Polling Folks Outside for November 15th campground_poll__updated_again.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
This poll was distributed yesterday at the Red Church meal and will be made available to unhoused (and housed) folks throughout the City to provide input for the march on November 15th to begin at the Town Clock and lead to a Campsite....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 9:06AM
image Rent Control: The Bigger Picture 480_i_support_rent_control_in_santa_cruz_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
The scope of the crisis faced by renters in Santa Cruz is familiar to most of us: the extra jobs required to pay the rent, the threat of eviction, the endless searches for an affordable place, the looming possibility of homelessness. Not mentioned as often are all the side effects of this insecurity: illness, relationships distorted by impossible conditions, life plans and careers derailed. While the crisis here is extreme, Santa Cruz is not alone. According to research by the National Low In...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:37PM
image Darius Mohsenin Harasses Organizers of Color 480_darius_mohsenin_racist_santa_cruz_rent_control_flyer_1.jpg by Rent Control Now
This is urgent, please share: This is why we are YES ON M & YES ON 10...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:22PM