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textChico Shines a Light, But Activists Here Must Do the Heavy Lifting by Robert Norse
Down Chico way, a Senior Sacramento Judge of the Eastern Division of the Federal District Court has stopped encampment sweeps dead in their tracks city-wide with a TRO in the Commanche Creek Greenway case. This was justified not by the fading COVID-19 shelter-in-place concerns, but rather by lack of shelter or campground alternatives for those being rousted....
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:57AM
documentModified Injunction is Bad News for the Unhoused; Prepare to Resist Now, or Regret Later
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by Robert Norse
Judge Susan van Kuelen's March 30th modifications in the 1-20-21 Preliminary Injunction previously protecting the San Lorenzo Survival Campground was published April 1st. It allows a week or two relief, if that, before the unhoused population faces restored confinement or persecution....
Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 9:13PM
imageUnhoused of Santa Cruz Win Another Round in their Legal Struggle to Protect their Rights and Safety
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by Keith McHenry
On March 30, 2021, Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen ruled against the City of Santa Cruz motion to vacate the injunction and ordered city officials to meet with the unhoused, the Santa Cruz Homeless Union and Food Not Bombs about the details of a new managed camp on the Benchlands....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:38AM
textJudge "Relocates" San Lorenzo Survival Campers by Robert Norse
At a status hearing on March 30th, Federal Magistrate Susan Van Keulen bought the City Attorney's restrictive and repressive plan to relocate the San Lorenzo Park residents to the Benchlands, and move those currently in the Benchlands, first to San Lorenzo Park and then...to nowhere....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:55AM
imageCongress Introduces Bill to Save Western Monarch Butterflies
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Western Population Has Declined by 99.9%, Migration Collapsed...
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:22PM
documentLatest Assault on the Unhoused Community
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by Robert Norse
Of uncertain use is this critical itemizing of the City Council's latest work-around to eliminate homeless civil rights without running afoul of the Martin v. Boise decision requiring no criminalization of the homeless for survival camping where adequate resources do not exist. And the CDC's obvious "shelter-in-place" rules ignored by City Manager Martin Bernal....
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:32PM
imageGreenfield City Council calls for posting of pesticide warnings
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by Safe Ag Safe Schools
The Greenfield City Council on March 9th urged the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner to post in advance online notices of future pesticide applications. In a unanimous 4-0 vote, the councilmembers passed a resolution “that the City of Greenfield is in support of the posting of Notices of Intent online by the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner in advance of [restricted pesticide] applications."...
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:46AM
calendarCelebrate 365 Days of the COVID-19 Relief Center
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by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs
Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:54PM
imageWylder Space Hosts "Freedom Fighters" Meeting, Owner Posts About Q and the "Plandemic"
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by SC Storm
Shortly after Wylder Space opened a brick and mortar restaurant in Felton in July of 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, chef and owner Molly Bravo organized a "freedom fighters meeting" at their new location. Bravo then shared a string of political posts on social media, which included a QAnon post calling the Covid-19 pandemic a "plan-demic," and other posts supporting "Q" and the QAnon conspiracy theory. Wylder Space was also identified by a member of the anti-masker group "K...
Posted: Mon Mar 8, 2021 5:06PM
documentReturn of the Sleeping Ban and a Letter to Mayor Meyers
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by Robert Norse
On February 23, City Council ignored dozens of speakers, silenced another two dozen, and passed the TOLO (Temporary Living Outside Ordinance) well after midnight. I filed a Brown Act complaint, noting the failure to provide adequate Agenda notice, requiring them to redo the item. I'm not holding my breath....
Posted: Fri Mar 5, 2021 5:16PM
calendarEmergency Action: Mumia has Covid-19!
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by UCSC Mumia Abu-Jamal Support Collective
Santa Cruz Clocktower (corner of Water St. and Pacific Ave.)...
Event Date: Fri Mar 5, 2021 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 5, 2021 11:44AM
imageAnti Police-Terror Project Files Liability Claim Against City of Santa Cruz
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by Santa Cruz Police News
The Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) has filed a liability claim against the City of Santa Cruz. "Claimant seeks damages resulting from an alleged violation of civil rights related to law enforcement action," city staff states in an agenda report for the March 9 meeting of the Santa Cruz City Council. Other than the one quote from city staff, very few details have been released to the public about the claim, except that the incident in question occurred on May 29, 2020. The City Council is e...
Posted: Thu Mar 4, 2021 5:36PM
imageA Suspected Terrorist Dates the FBI
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by Joseph Buddenberg
In 2009, I, along with three co-defendants, was charged with violating an unused and unknown law called the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act....
Posted: Tue Mar 2, 2021 12:23PM
imageQuick Guide to the Anti-Maskers in Santa Cruz
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by Unmasking the Anti-Maskers
The anti-mask protesters in Santa Cruz have been widely criticized for using tactics that have more in common with terrorism than political speech. After storming Trader Joe's as a mask-less group on February 13, the anti-maskers returned to Trader Joe's for a second protest on February 28. They call themselves the Santa Cruz Voluntaryists. Their defacto leader is a San Jose resident named David Rodriguez, who has been organizing "voluntaryist barbecues" with anti-vaccination protesters in Sa...
Posted: Mon Mar 1, 2021 1:54PM
imageOne of the Anti-Maskers who Stormed Trader Joe's Said She Carries a Knife
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by Unmasking the Anti-Maskers
Staci Lares, who is one of the anti-mask protesters who stormed Trader Joe's in Santa Cruz on February 13, has stated that she carries a knife. "Mask nazis @ Tar J Know me & my knife now," Lares stated on social media in December, referring to a previous anti-mask protest she helped organize at a Trader Joe's in Santa Clara County. Lares' post about carrying a knife was made to David Rodriguez's Santa Cruz Voluntaryists Facebook group, where the protest at Trader Joe's in Santa Cruz was infor...
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:16PM
imageI "Zoom Bombed" the sham City Council Last Night
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by Not Actually Donna Meyers
Martin Bernal and Chief Andy Mills should be fired, Racist Mayor Donna Meyers and the other council members that voted for this egregious and unconstitutional "outdoor living ordinance" should resign or be recalled, and the people of Santa Cruz should be given a say in the future of our city. Until then, we will continue to build power outside of City Hall because it seems, as long as our system is broken, the dais can only wield an evil power that makes life better for the privileged few at ...
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57AM
imageTime to Stand Up
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by Steve Pleich
Write Santa Cruz City Council Today...
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:18AM
imageKeith McHenry: "Outdoor Living" Proposal will do Nothing to Address Crisis
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by Santa Cruz News
Keith McHenry, co-founder of the global movement Food Not Bombs, has written to the Santa Cruz City Council in opposition to the proposed homeless encampment ordinance to be heard by council at its meeting on Tuesday, February 23. McHenry wrote that it is, "clear that the people who are proposing this ordinance are clueless about the struggle to survive on the streets and blind to the fact that as the economy collapses that our community will have hundreds of additional people living outside,...
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:31PM
imageAlicia Kuhl: Homeless Encampment Ordinance is a Ban on Homeless People's Right to Exist
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by Santa Cruz News
Alicia Kuhl, the President of The Santa Cruz Chapter of the California Homeless Union, has written to the Santa Cruz City Council in opposition to the proposed homeless encampment ordinance to be heard by council at its meeting on Tuesday, February 23. "Ordinances such as the ones being proposed on Tuesday do nothing but hurt our already most vulnerable community members and would criminalize them with citations when they have nowhere to go, nowhere to rest or be warm.," Kuhl stated. Read Ali...
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:02PM
calendarOppose the Camping Ban Amendments at the Santa Cruz City Council Meeting
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by Homes Not Handcuffs
Online meeting. Instructions on how to participate: https://ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=1624&doctype=1...
Event Date: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:30PM
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:22PM