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textThe City Council Recall is a Cynical Power Grab by John Kevin Rothwell
Let’s tell it like it is. The Santa Cruz City Council recall campaign is a political power grab sponsored by landlord and real estate interests - the same class of people who have been relentlessly driving up the cost of housing here for years now....
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:27AM
imageJoin the No Recalls Truth Squad!
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by Stop the Recalls
Recall petitioners are on campus, using deceptive and divisive arguments for the recall. But we are also there, and we're getting a strong response and gratitude from students for clarifying what the recall is about. Please join the No Recalls Truth Squad!...
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:38AM
imageTwo Deaths in Two Days at Santa Cruz Main Jail
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by Santa Cruz Police News
In the past week, two inmates have died in custody at the Santa Cruz County Main Jail on Water Street. According to a press release from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, James Kohut was found deceased in his cell at the main jail on October 13. Correctional Officers say they found Kohut alone in his cell in a protective unit. He did not share a cell with any other inmates. On October 14, 24-year-old German Carrillo of Watsonville was found deceased in his cell at the Santa Cruz County ...
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:05PM
imageDrew Glover and Chris Krohn Recall Petition Saturday 10-12-19
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by AutumnSun
Do they have enough signatures? Garrett Philipp says they do!...
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:09PM
imageAmah Mutsun Land Trust Awarded State Funding for Stewardship of Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve
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by Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT)
Santa Cruz, California, October 9, 2019 – The California Natural Resources Agency announced last week that Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) has been selected to receive $400k to carry out indigenous-based conservation and restoration work at Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve (QVCP) in Año Nuevo State Park. The award was made through the competitive statewide Cultural, Community, and Natural Resources Grant Program, funded by Prop 68....
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:56PM
videoCommission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women Strays from its Charge (video/mp4 35.6MB) by Santa Cruz News
Gillian Greensite, the co-founder of the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and it's first Chair, spoke to the Santa Cruz city Council on October 8 about how the Commission has strayed outside of its original charge, of "sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence," when it moved to endorse a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover. Greensite added, "I have no doubt that the complaints that the women brought forward [against Glover and Krohn] wer...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 4:56PM
imageCalifornia Agency Recommends Protecting Yellow-legged Frog Under State’s Endangered Species Act
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, October 9, 2019 — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended California Endangered Species Act protections for five populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The frog has disappeared from more than half of its former California range....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 12:55PM
documentPushing Past the Censure/Recall Distraction at City Council
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by Robert Norse
At the 10-8 City Council meeting, Mayor Watkins gave staff the usual expansive and unnecessary presentation time for prior items. She then eliminated group presentation time on the pointlessly returned censure of Krohn/Glover item. Initially refusing again to recognize a Councilmember, she again tried to hide behind the City Attorney as back-up. Failing this she cut back public comment time severely, allowing a special favored group presentation by the discredited City Commission for the P...
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 9:53AM
textExpanded Legal Assistance for People Experiencing Homelessness by Steve Pleich
Need for Legal Assistance Growing Among the Homeless...
Posted: Tue Oct 8, 2019 11:51AM
imagePetition Calls for Censure of Santa Cruz City Councilmember Donna Meyers
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by Santa Cruz News
A petition initiated by Santa Cruz County Homeless Union President Alicia Kuhl is calling for the censure of Councilmember Donna Meyers, following her outburst during the September 24 Santa Cruz City Council meeting, which many community members are calling racist (see video below). The outburst occurred shortly after the proposed censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover was tabled by a 4-3 Council vote. Mayor Martine Watkins has placed the censure of Councilmembers Glover and Kr...
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 4:26PM
documentSierra Club Opposes the CalAm Desalination Project
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by Sierra Club - Ventana Chapter
The City of Marina, Marina Coast Water District and Citizens for Just Water will be challenging the approval of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the CalAm Slant Well Desalination project at a de novo hearing before the CA Coastal Commission on November 14, 2019. This is an all-important last major approval for CalAm and the outcome will either stop the project outright or advance the project to the building stage. This project contains major flaws that were not considered by the CA Publ...
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 11:28AM
imageNUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers
NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs....
Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 11:07AM
textTrump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., October 4, 2019 — The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 10:10AM
imageDrew Glover Chris Krohn Recall update
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by AutumnSun
A quick stop at Whole Foods for a couple vegan donuts. Santa Cruz United was there with their table and Recall Drew Glover and Chris Krohn sign....
Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2019 8:36PM
imageClimate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019
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by AutumnSun
This last week has been Climate Strike Week with the youth demonstrating and striking around our country and all around the world!...
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:02AM
imageSanta Cruz United Continues to Deceive the Public About its Paid Signature Gatherers
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by Santa Cruz News Network
Despite an admission caught on video from a professional petition signature gatherer from San Jose, who said he was being paid to collect signatures for Santa Cruz United, the organization behind the recall campaign continues to push the false narrative that they are "all volunteer". Santa Cruz United's "I Want to Help/Get Involved" page on their website still currently reads, "we are all-volunteer and our expenses are low - but we could use your financial support." On September 24, Santa Cru...
Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:14AM
imageSanta Cruz City Council Votes to Table Censure 9-24-2019
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by AutumnSun
As the Santa Cruz City Council was set to discuss a censure of Councilmembers Chris Krohn and Drew Glover during its September 24 evening agenda, a motion by Councilmember Sandy Brown to table the censure passed 4-3. Supporters of Councilmember Glover and Krohn gave a standing ovation in response. The majority of those in Council chambers were there to speak against the censure, and those supporters of Krohn and Glover stayed in large numbers to speak to the next item on the agenda, a discuss...
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:33PM
imageCarol Polhamus and Santa Cruz United
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by The Seeker
Carol Polhamus has been on the record of being "of Santa Cruz United," yet she has also denied any official affiliation with the shadowy recall group....
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42AM
documentWho Deserves Censure at City Council?
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by Robert Norse
At the 9-24 City Council meeting, I was initially promised four minutes to give a group presentation on behalf of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom). Once the Censure item was tabled without public comment, Mayor Watkins cut me back to two minutes on the second related "Rose Investigation Recommendations" item. Here is the full speech she censored....
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:07AM
calendarSTRIKE at Janus of Santa Cruz
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by National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062...
Event Date: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:00AM
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:30PM