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image Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law 480_coyote_in_cat_tails_seedskade_nwr_tom_koerner_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45AM
image Protest in Solidarity with Charlottesville 480_protest1_1.jpg by Direct Action Monterey Network
On 14 August 2017, the Direct Action Monterey Network joined together with our community to stand against fascism and white supremacy, and to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville where white supremacists and neo-nazis gathered last weekend, committed horrible acts of violence and killed anti-racist protester Heather Heyer....
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:05PM
image Heather’s Patisserie Turns Off the Oven 480_heathers-patisserie-8-13-17_5_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
After more than thirteen years of providing the finest in Parisian style pastries and cakes, baked fresh on site daily, Heather’s Patisserie is closing up shop....
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:32PM
image No to Fascism - Santa Cruz in solidarity with Charlottesville Virginia 480_034_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Fifty to seventy five people demonstrated in front of the Santa Cruz Post office showing their opposition to the KKK today!...
Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:57PM
image Last Call at Caffé Pergolesi 480_caffe-pergolesi-dr-miller_24_8-10-17_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
“Don’t ask what is happening here — you already know. You can no longer afford to live here. You’ve been priced out and so have all your favorite places.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:55PM
image Time for Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Broaden Narcan Policies 480_19388669_1380692842020038_1574328814128116170_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Saving Lives Should Be Top Priority...
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 9:14AM
image Houseless In Santa Cruz Being Pushed Out of Public Spaces 480_18528000_10210733963080027_235723256798495711_n__1__1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Options Considered to Push Back...
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:40AM
image Farmworker communities from Monterey Bay Area call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos 480_safe_ag_safe_schools_ban_chlorpyrifos_rally_california_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from all over California converge on Sacramento to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures demanding state action after U.S. EPA failed to implement a ban...
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09AM
image Memorial Paddle Out in Santa Cruz for Jack O'Neill 7-9-2017 480_000_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Foggy morning, but a lot of Santa Cruz and others from afar, came to pay their respects....
Posted: Sun Jul 9, 2017 7:51PM
text Bathrooms....in Santa Cruz??!! by Robert Norse
Today's Sunday Sentinel featured Jessica York's story around Santa Cruz, the Town Without Crappers. A front-page above-the-fold story, no less. It can be found at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20170701/santa-cruz-seeks-public-bathroom-solutions-while-its-homeless-population-crosses-its-legs but since such stories disappear or become accessible only to those who pay for on-line privileges, I'm repeating it below along with my commentary....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:14PM
image Central Coast Bald Eagles Now Fully Restored - A Foreshadowing for the California Condor 480_bald_eagle-central-california_1.jpg by via Ventana Wildlife Society
June 16, 2017 - In this month’s issue of the Journal of Raptor Research, a peer-reviewed paper documents how local biologists from Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) restored bald eagles to central California and how the birds have done over the last 25 years. For lead author and VWS Executive Director Kelly Sorenson, “Publishing this paper was a bucket list thing for me as I worked as a field biologist in the early 1990’s when we were releasing eagles to the wild. We only got around to writing t...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:26PM
image Agreement Reached to Close Cemex Sand Mine in Marina 480_cemex-lapis-sand-mine_1.jpg by Kevin Miller, Surfrider Foundation
On July 13, the California Coastal Commission will consider an agreement that would close the Cemex Lapis Sand Mine in Marina. The mine has been linked to severe coastal erosion in the southern Monterey Bay, which is losing more coastline than anywhere else in the state. Surfrider, Save our Shores, and all our partners in this fight are in support of the agreement. But the Coastal Commission needs to know that you support it too. This is the final public meeting on this issue and it is ...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:57PM
image Lawsuit Launched to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:48AM
image Oakland Calls for Trump Impeachment 480_img_4692_1.jpg by Alan Marling
The City Councils in Santa Cruz and Oakland City both considered an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION on June 27, 2017. Both Councils voted to approve and the Resolutions will therefore be forwarded to Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13). Santa Cruz will also forward their Resolution to CA state legislators: Bill Monning and Mark Stone....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:30PM
text Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
text Federal Recovery Plan for California Salamander Seeks to Protect 400,000 Acres by Center for Biological Diversity
Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation Still Dangers for Unique Tiger Salamander...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:35PM
image Local Housing Development Can Be Both Affordable and Supportive 480_17097447_1503635516337778_5770887745316971937_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Parallel Track Program Must be Developed...
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:28AM
image City Must Adopt Two-Pronged Approach to Address Budget and Social Services 480_15965205_1444529198915077_7679872294829045749_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
We need the commitment to support a unified strategy and the resolve to stay the course....
Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:26AM
image New Restrictions on City Hall Access Must Be Reviewed by Council 480_18422993_1587576801276982_1988614087011077922_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Moratorium Pending Review is Appropriate Under the Circumstances...
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:42AM
image Tres residents del Condado de Santa Cruz han sido arrestados por ICE 480_immigration-customs-enforcement-los-angeles_1.jpg by Santuario Santa Cruz
Oponernos a estas incursiones de los agentes de ICE en nuestro Condado, que es Santuario, haciendo prisioneros a nuestros vecinos más indefensos, separando familias, y mandando olas de miedo a todos los rincones....
Posted: Fri Jun 9, 2017 3:06PM