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imageCity Council 'Replacement' Candidate Renee Golder Dressed Up as a Native American at a Party
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by Santa Cruz Election News
A photo has surfaced of Santa Cruz City Council candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. Golder, who is a teacher at Bay View Elementary, announced her candidacy on December 2, according to Kara Meyberg Guzman of Santa Cruz Local. Golder, a registered Republican, previously served on the City of Santa Cruz’s Citizen Public Safety Task Force in 2013, as well as the Sister Cities Committee. (Photo: Renee and Mark Golder dr...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 6:18PM
imageWest Coast Crimethinc Tour Hits Bay Area & Beyond
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by Crimethinc Tour Self-Management
Long running anarchist media collective, Crimethinc, is hitting the road for a west coast tour. Come see them in the bay area and beyond!...
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 11:51AM
imageSCPD Request for New Tasers to be Addressed at Public Safety Committee Meeting
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by Alex Darocy
The City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee will take up the issue of police Tasers at its next meeting on December 2. A request from the Santa Cruz Police Department for the Santa Cruz City Council to approve a contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to re-outfit the entire police department with new Taser guns, at a cost of $235,439, was placed on the consent agenda of the November 12 City Council meeting, but was pulled after inquiries from the Santa Cruz ACLU. SCPD's proposed Taser purchas...
Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2019 11:13AM
calendarNational Climate Strike: Santa Cruz Walkouts, Marches and Rally
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by Sunrise Movement Santa Cruz and others
County Building, 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Fri Dec 6, 2019 9:00AM
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:26PM
text20th anniversary of Indymedia / Seattle 1999 WTO protests by IMC crowd-sourced curriculum
Curriculum to commemorate and share the history and inspiration of the Independent Media Center network...
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:44PM
imageColonial programming at Mission Santa Cruz is horrendous
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by One White Settler
Programming at the Santa Cruz Mission by the California State Parks System and their local area support group Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is primarily colonial, and it's horrendous. The "Mission Strategy Game" is a recurring event at Mission Santa Cruz scheduled for November 29 and December 30. Here is the event description on the Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks website: "Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’...
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:58PM
imageCommander X Seeks Political Asylum from the Government of Mexico
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by Alex Darocy
Anonymous has announced that Commander X, also known as Chris Doyon, will present himself to the government of Mexico during the first week of December at the Federal Building in San Miguel de Allende, where he will ,"tender his petition for political asylum and request refugee status." The announcement comes after two years of waiting and planning from safe-houses provided to Commander X by Mexican friends and supporters. Commander X had been living in hiding in Canada since 2012, after he e...
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:46PM
textOpinion: SCPD Wants Tazer Money? by Herbert Gartner
Thoughts on SCPD asking city council for ~$230k for new Tazers...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:07PM
imageA message to the community from Chris Krohn
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by Stop the Recalls
Thank you to the many Santa Cruzans who have stopped me over the past three months to offer support and a loving thumbs up. Many of you I met for the first time because of this recall. You have given me the fortitude to continue to run a values-based campaign. I am truly sorry that our community is going through this difficult period. I apologize for anything I’ve done that have brought us to this day....
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:46PM
textCalifornia Crab Season Opening Delayed by Whale Entanglement Risk by Center for Biological Diversity
Officials Cite Presence of Endangered Humpbacks, Crabbers Call for Delay...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:02AM
imageSanta Cruz Sheriff's Office Demonstrates New Restraint Tool
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by Santa Cruz Police News
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office announced it will be testing a new restraint tool in front of the media today called the "BolaWrap". The device sends out a "Spiderman" style web that wraps around a suspect's legs and incapacitates them. Accoring to the manufacturer's website, the BolaWrap is a "hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an 8 foot bola style Kevlar tether at 640 feet per second to entangle a subject at a range of 10-25 feet."...
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:32AM
imageHomeless Residents Evicted by Police from Phoenix Camp Say They Were Not Offered Shelter
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by Alex Darocy
A number of homeless residents staying at the Phoenix Camp in Santa Cruz say they were not offered any shelter options when police raided the encampment and evicted them from public property, without prior notice, on the morning of November 15. Statements from homeless residents of the camp contradict the official statement released by the City of Santa Cruz during the eviction that, "everyone is being offered alternative shelter options." Phoenix Camp resident Jeff Fowler, who uses a wheelch...
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:35PM
documentTwo Views of the City's Ambush of the Phoenix (Deseire Memorial Survival) Camp Behind Ross
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by Robert Norse and Alicia Kuhl
Mainstream media have distorted and omitted various facts about the Friday morning November 15th police assault on the survival camp sending dozens into the bushes, streets, and neighborhoods for the winter. Camp Phoenix sheltered more than 60 people, many of them disabled and elderly, assisting with cooking, storage, and sanitation facilities and free access to its residents. The double sided flyer posted here attempts to correct false City claims echoed by the media....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:08PM
documentUCSC Grad Student Association resolution calls for UC withdrawal from TMT at Mauna Kea
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by MKPUCSC
The UCSC Graduate Student Association approved a resolution on November 5th calling on the University of California system and UC Santa Cruz to (a) divest from the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and (b) use their unique leverage concerning the fate of the TMT to make sure construction of it never occurs on Mauna Kea. The resolution, written by members of UCSC Mauna Kea Protectors, passed by an overwhelming margin of 13-2 (with four abstentions)....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:55AM
audioSyrian War Refugee Mother & Daughter in Canada Want to Bring Family to Ottawa (audio/mpeg 97.5MB) by John Malkin
Interview with Syrian war refugee Walaa Ibrahim, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada with her young daughter in November, 2018. Activists are now raising funds to bring Walaa's parents and brother to Canada. Includes interviews with activists who helped bring Walaa and Kadar to Canada....
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:08PM
imageThe rise and fall of Camp Phoenix Santa Cruz, Ca. 11-15-2019
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by AutumnSun
Camp Phoenix had just been renamed yesterday. "In Memory of Deseire Quintero. Because we Rise From the Ashes." "We are a stand our ground Survival Camp." Today it is once again closed!...
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:29PM
imageThe Death of Deseire Quintero and the Creation of “Camp Phoenix”
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by California Homeless Union
Statement of the California Homeless Union...
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:49AM
imageRoss Survival Camp Day Four Santa Cruz, Ca. 11-13-2019
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by AutumnSun
Today was a cooler day than yesterday. I was at the camp for a while in the morning and a short time in the afternoon. I must say that the camp is really taking shape!...
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28PM
imageSupport the Ross Survival Camp
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by Keith McHenry
"This cause is a great cause and we’re tired of being treated like dirt. We’re not, we’re human beings. We bleed just like you and we’re good people. We need a safe place and this is a safe place right here.” - Deseire Quintero...
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:53PM
imageRoss Camp and the plans for a better camp 11-12-2019
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by AutumnSun
There is a plan to make what was once the Ross Camp a much better place for some of the Santa Cruz Homeless. Along with new rules to keep the place safe, clean, and legal, it may succeed. Today the porta-potties arrived....
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:49PM