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calendar Freedom SleepOut #51 to Follow City Council Clampdown by Keith McHenry (post written by Norse)
Sidewalk Area on Center St. between Locust and Church Streets as well as the brick courtyard, extending all the way to the bowels of the City Council chambers... The event runs through the night until 8 AM or so Wednesday morning.
Event Date: Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:12PM
text RV Nighttime Parking, "Littering", Street Vendors Again on Chopping Block Today at Council by Robert Norse
The Niroyan-led Nimbies are back again at City Hall demanding the City ban RV's at night city-wide. To avoid a veto from the Coastal Commission, city staff homeless-cleansers have dickered with Coastal Commission staff for half a year. They are introducing a midnight-5 PM resolution (though allowing for a broader parking ban in the law) (Item #25). Additional items of interest involve tripled fines for "littering" city-wide from July 2 through July 6 and $200+ fines for violating the "Vani...
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:55PM
text Sol, not coal will loft Oakland's dole by David Giesen
The sometimes acrid confrontation of no-coal and pro-jobs-through-coal-if-necessary factions at the rally ahead of Monday's Oakland City Council hearing on coal missed an opportunity to unite in a clarion call for solar installation jobs funding through property tax overhaul.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:22PM
text Senate Faces Puerto Rico Vote Before July 1 Deadline by Greg Williams
The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:30AM
image Marcha de la sección 22 en repudio a la brutal represión en el Estado de Oaxaca 480_oaxaca-marcha-20-6-16-8_1_1_1.jpg original image (2048x1536) by by El Enemigo Común
Después de la brutal represión sufrida el día domingo 19 de junio, la Sección 22 del CNTE de Oaxaca, convocó a una manifestación en el monumento a Juárez.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:50PM
image Section 22 march blasts brutal repression in Oaxaca 480_oaxaca-marcha-20-6-16-8_1.jpg original image (2048x1536) by El Enemigo Común
After the brutal repression experienced on Sunday, June 19, Section 22 of the CNTE in Oaxaca called a demonstration at the Juarez Monument.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:43PM
image Terrorismo de Estado y educación, el nuevo sector especulativo en la Bolsa de Valores 480_oaxaca-clashes-nochixtlan-1_1_1_1.jpg original image (1070x727) by El Enemigo Común
Los motivos por los cuales el gobierno mexicano quiere imponer la Reforma Educativa, tienen su raíz en organismos financieros internacionales.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:10PM
image State Terrorism and Education, the New Speculative Sector in the Stock Market 480_oaxaca-clashes-nochixtlan-1_1.jpg original image (1070x727) by El Enemigo Común
The reasons why the Mexican government wants to impose the Educational Reform are rooted in objectives guided by international financial organizations.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:55PM
image Grande Represión del Estado en Oaxaca: Varios Muertos, Decenas de Heridos y Detenidos 480_nochixtlan-police-barricade_6-19-16_1.jpg original image (1280x719) by El Enemigo Común
Ha comenzado el ataque pendiente de la policía federal en contra de la gente y maestros en huelga de Oaxaca, México. Hay informes que entre seis y ocho manifestantes murieron el domingo por la mañana en el bloqueo magisterial-popular de la carretera en Nochixtlán, noroeste de la ciudad de Oaxaca.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:32PM
image Ventura Oil Spill Highlights Big Oil Regulatory Capture 480_clpoz0musae4l5b.jpg-small_1.jpeg original image (680x383) by Dan Bacher
“This company has a disturbing history of dangerous oil spills, yet federal pipeline regulators seem to have done almost nothing to protect our state,” said Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity. “The new spill is another grim example of why we have to get pipelines and oil drilling out of California’s vulnerable coastal environment. We’ve got to stop thinking about these oil spills as accidents and start seeing them for what they are: completely predi...
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:46PM
image Photo of Ventura Oil Spill from Ventura County Fire Department (Comment On: Ventura Oil Spill Highlights Big Oil Regulatory Capture) 480_hall-canyon-ventura-oil-spill_6-23-16_1.jpg original image (1024x768) by Repost
Capt Mike Lindbery ‏@VCFD_PIO: Oil contained in Prince barranca. Residents may smell odors but no direct impact from vapors #ventura.
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:17PM
calendar Santa Maria: Vigilia por los asesinados en Oaxaca 480_santa-maria-alto-represion-oaxaca_1.jpg original image (719x720) by corre la voz
Esquina de Cook St. y Broadway Santa Maria, CA
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:56PM
calendar Fresno: Vigilia por los asesinados en Oaxaca 480_fresno-alto-represion-oaxaca_1.jpg original image (940x788) by corre la voz
Frente el consulado Mexicano de Fresno 7435 N Ingram Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:45PM
calendar Desde San José, CA exigimos: Alto a la represión en Oaxaca 480_san-jose-alto-represion-oaxaca_1.jpg original image (800x420) by El Pueblo de San José
Plaza Cesar Chavez 194 S Market St. San José, CA
Event Date: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:36PM
calendar Los Angeles: Vigilia por los asesinados en Oaxaca 480_vigilia-asesinados-oaxaca_1.jpg original image (2048x2042) by FIOB Los Angeles
Mexican Consulate General 2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90057
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:45AM
video #ByeLibby (video/mp4 29.4MB) by Anti Police-Terror Project
2 minute video of local organizers speaking about the OPD scandal and Libby Schaaf's history of ignoring police terror in Oakland
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:41PM
image Mexico CNTE Section9 Sec Gen Francisco Bravo In Chicago STOP PRIVATIZATION & UNION BUSTING 480_mexico_cnte_1.jpg original image (3692x2673) by Labor Video Project
Mexico CNTE Section 9 Sec Gen Francisco Brava spoke in Chicago on April 1, 2016 during a strike rally by the Chicago Teachers Union CTU. His union and members is under massive repression, government terror and being forced into privatization and standardized testing by the Mexican capitalist government supported by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton who supports the president of Mexico
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:45PM
calendar Freedom Sleeper "No Assembly at City Hall Grounds at Night" cases Go to Court by Robert Norse
County Courthouse Superior Court 1
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:25PM
document Evidence the SCPD is lying or the City Attorney perjured himself to Judge Marigonda (Comment On: Freedom Sleeper "No Assembly at City Hall Grounds at Night" cases Go to Court) gmail_-_public_records_request_response_videos_and_photos_of_freedom_sleepers.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by John Cohen-Colby
City of Santa Cruz Records Custodian Nydia Patiño responded to my California Public Records Act (CPRA) request for all videos and photographs of the Freedom Sleepers that they existed but were not disclosable because they were investigatory records exempt from disclosure under California Government Code section 6254(f). This means either the SCPD is lying or the City Attorney perjured himself to Judge Paul Marigonda. August 26, 2015 john.roncohen.colby@gmail.com Mr. Colby: This email is in response to your public records request addressed to City Clerk Administrator, Bren Lehr, requesting information from the City of Santa Cruz as detailed below. Your request was received by the City via email on August 24, 2015. Requested records: “Dear Ms. Lehr and Attorney General Lynch: Although the Homeless Services Center (HSC) of Santa Cruz shutdown all its emergency housing, the City of Santa Cruz still cruelly applies an array of ordinances criminalizing homelessness and the act of sleeping outside. The City and the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) continue this although the U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a legal brief arguing that sleep is a civil right and criminalizing homelessness is unconstitutional. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-brief-address-criminalization-homelessness Santa Cruz, even as far back as 2002, was known as one of the meanest American cities towards homeless people. It has gotten much worse since the anti-homeless hate group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) infiltrated the City Council, the SCPD and City staff. From this hypocrisy the Freedom Sleeper protest was born at the Santa Cruz City Hall. The SCPD has harassed and abused the Freedom Sleepers, many who are disabled. These resources could have gone to removing the Westside gang and other criminals from the Mission Gardens Apartments (whose residents the SCPD has apparently abandoned to protect your planning commissioner Mari Tustin who manages it). Please reference the following links: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/21/18776461.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/16/18776253.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/12/18776095.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/12/18776058.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/07/31/18775606.php Some of the SCPD officers present were recording the Freedom Sleepers, for an unknown purpose. To ascertain that purpose, I am submitting a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request for: all photographs, images and audio/video recordings taken by the SCPD at the Santa Cruz City Hall from July 1, 2015 to today, August 22, 2015.” We have no disclosable public records that are responsive to your request. Under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) you are entitled to copies of identifiable, non-exempt public records (Govt. Code section 6253). Please note that the CPRA requires the City to provide access to, or copies of, records responsive to your request which are in its possession, subject to certain exceptions. The CPRA does not require the City to provide information, answer questions, or create records which do not exist. To the extent that any of the records you seek are attorney-client communications under the attorney-client privilege or are otherwise attorney-client privileged records, such records are exempt from disclosure under the CPRA pursuant to Government Code section 6254(k). In addition, to the extent that any of the records you seek are drafts and notes that are not kept in the ordinary course of business for the City and which the City has determined that the public interest in withholding the record clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure due to the particular details and nature of the records, such records are exempt from disclosure under the CPRA pursuant to Government Code section 6254(a). Also given the particular details and nature of certain records that you seek, to the extent that such records involve communications to decision makers within the City for which final decisions have not yet been made and final actions have not yet been taken and/or the City has determined that the public interest in withholding the record clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure, such records are exempt from disclosure under the CPRA pursuant to Government Code section 6255. If you have any questions, please contact me. Nydia Patiño Records Coordinator City of Santa Cruz (831) 420-5034 Nydia Patino 8/26/15 to me, Bren August 26, 2015 john.roncohen.colby@gmail.com Mr. Colby: This email is in response to your public records request addressed to City Clerk Administrator, Bren Lehr, requesting information from the City of Santa Cruz as detailed below. Your request was received by the City via email on August 24, 2015. Requested records: “Dear Ms. Lehr and Attorney General Lynch: Although the Homeless Services Center (HSC) of Santa Cruz shutdown all its emergency housing, the City of Santa Cruz still cruelly applies an array of ordinances criminalizing homelessness and the act of sleeping outside. The City and the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) continue this although the U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a legal brief arguing that sleep is a civil right and criminalizing homelessness is unconstitutional. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-brief-address-criminalization-homelessness Santa Cruz, even as far back as 2002, was known as one of the meanest American cities towards homeless people. It has gotten much worse since the anti-homeless hate group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) infiltrated the City Council, the SCPD and City staff. From this hypocrisy the Freedom Sleeper protest was born at the Santa Cruz City Hall. The SCPD has harassed and abused the Freedom Sleepers, many who are disabled. These resources could have gone to removing the Westside gang and other criminals from the Mission Gardens Apartments (whose residents the SCPD has apparently abandoned to protect your planning commissioner Mari Tustin who manages it). Please reference the following links: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/21/18776461.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/16/18776253.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/12/18776095.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/12/18776058.php https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/07/31/18775606.php Some of the SCPD officers present were recording the Freedom Sleepers, for an unknown purpose. To ascertain that purpose, I am submitting a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request for: all photographs, images and audio/video recordings taken by the SCPD at the Santa Cruz City Hall from July 1, 2015 to today, August 22, 2015.” The documents you are seeking are exempt under Government Code section 6254(f).
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:21AM