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imageUNA Santa Cruz Celebrates Nobel Prize and United Nations Day
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by Steve Pleich
UN World Food Program Awarded 2020 Nobel Peace Prize...
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:59PM
imageManu Koenig and Trail Now PAC Apologize for Anti-Semitic Cartoons Featuring John Leopold
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by Linda Pierce, Santa Cruz News Group
Manu Koenig, candidate for Santa Cruz County Supervisor in District 1, has apologized to the Jewish community following the public outcry over the publication of a series of cartoon caricatures considered to be anti-Semitic of his opponent incumbent Supervisor John Leopold, who is Jewish. In an email interview conducted on October 16, Manu Koenig stated: "I was so horrified to realize that the cartoon we had used in our campaign ad about the rail corridor could be considered anti-Semitic. Tha...
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:06PM
audioCurtis Reliford - Santa Cruz Peace Train (audio/mpeg 65.0MB) by John Malkin
Santa Cruz activist Curtis Reliford discusses being attacked recently and his efforts to continue providing clothes and other materials to those in need across the USA....
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:04PM
imageThere are Many Reasons to Oppose the Library/Garage/Housing Project in Downtown Santa Cruz
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by Santa Cruz News
Rick Longinotti of the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has written a rebuttal to former Mayor of Santa Cruz Don Lane's blog post in support of the proposed six-story library/garage/housing project. Read Longinotti's full response below....
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:56PM
documentFlyer Distributed During the Indigenous Slaughter Day Protest
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by Robert Norse
Two demonstrations were held remembering the lives and deaths of Native people as well as the local homeless and poor on October 12th also known in settler-celebrator circles as "Columbus Day" and among others as Indigenous Peoples Day....
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:49AM
imageHealthcare Workers Endorse Brown, Hill and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
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by Santa Cruz News Network
The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, NUHW has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1....
Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:22PM
imageReal Estate PAC Backs Watkins, Brunner and Kalantari-Johnson for Santa Cruz City Council
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by Santa Cruz News Network
Santa Cruz Together (SCT), the political action committee heavily financed by real estate and property development interests, has endorsed three candidates for Santa Cruz City Council: Sonja Brunner, Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson, and Martine Watkins. Santa Cruz Together has reported raising more in financial contributions than any of the individual candidates, and by contributing directly to the PAC, business professionals are able to avoid the $400 cap on individual contributions in the City Co...
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:13PM
imageCPVAW Calls on Santa Cruz City Leaders to Assist Domestic Violence Victims as Part of COVID-19 Response
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by Santa Cruz News
The City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW) is calling on the city to assist victims of domestic violence as part of its COVID-19 response. The issue will be discussed tonight (October 7) during the monthly CPVAW meeting, which begins online at 6:30 pm. "Chair Simonton and Vice-Chair Burns have drafted a statement to share with the City Council requesting their support in helping share resources vital to assisting domestic violence victims with the c...
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2020 2:04PM
textA Plea for Help from the County's Benchland Containment Camp by Greg Bengston (posted by Norse)
I received the following letter earlier this week immediately before our Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom (Greg's a member). I'm forwarding it for community info and in response to his wishes....
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2020 11:11AM
documentGrowing Resistance to City Manager's Camp & FNB Sweep Threats
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by Robert Norse
Dozens of activists and volunteers gathered at 8 AM Monday morning in Parking Lot #27 on the 200th day of a SC Homeless Union COVID-19 Relief Center--created back in March at the Town Clock by the Union, Food Not Bombs [FNB], and Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom [HUFF] ....
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:16AM
imageSierra Club Endorses Brown, Hill, Kuhl and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
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by Santa Cruz News Network
The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Alicia Kuhl, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. Additionally, the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club has endorsed John Leopold for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, District 1....
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:51PM
imageSanta Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center
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by Keith McHenry
Santa Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center, and sweep those without housing....
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:06PM
imageAbolition Fair Begins Monday
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by Santa Cruz News
Abolition Fair is an in-person and virtual series of events by groups and activist collectives in Santa Cruz with the opportunity to learn about alternatives to policing, community care, and envisioning liberatory futures. Events are scheduled between September 28 and October 4. For more event dates and registration information, please visit abolitious.org....
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:43PM
imageSEIU Local 521 Endorses Brown, Hill and Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council
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by Santa Cruz News Network
SEIU Local 521 has endorsed Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, and Kayla Kumar for Santa Cruz City Council in the November 2020 election. SEIU 521, the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union, represents 40,000 county, city, and non-profit workers in 17 counties, grouped into five regions, across central California....
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:05PM
imageSanta Cruz City Council Candidate Positions on Sustainable Transportation
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by Santa Cruz News Network
The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has published responses from their survey of Santa Cruz City Council candidates regarding positions on current issues, as well as significant votes before the City Council in the last two years. Four candidates scored 100% on the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation scorecard: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar, and Alicia Kuhl (see photo)....
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:41PM
calendarAbolition Orientation: Cops off Campus Edition
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by UC Cops Off Campus
Barn Theater parking lot (base of UC Santa Cruz campus)...
Event Date: Thu Oct 1, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:00PM
calendarProtect the Altar for Black Lives and Vigil for Tamario Smith
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by #ProtectTheAltar
Santa Cruz Town Clock, Pacific Avenue & Water Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:33PM
textMore Punches at the Poor on Today's Council Agenda by Robert Norse
A recent letter I sent to Mayor Justin Cummings remains largely unanswered. I include some selections as well as a few additional comments bearing on today's agenda at the "public" meeting--largely a rubberstamp of the City Manager's latest decrees and the unelected city staff's priorities....
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:42AM
imageThe library/parking garage project is a litmus test for the future of Santa Cruz
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by Erica Aitken
The Santa Cruz City Council, paired with City Manager Martin Bernal, are passing construction projects that nobody needs and under false pretenses. How we vote in November will determine the future of our town...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:42PM
audioAlicia Kuhl - Interview with Santa Cruz City Council Candidate (audio/mpeg 68.1MB) by John Malkin
Audio interview with Alicia Kuhl, candidate for city council in Santa Cruz, California....
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:22PM