California Coastal Commission Orders Oceano Dunes to Remain Closed to Vehicles to Protect Nesting Shorebirds
Snowy Plovers Thriving During Vehicle Closure Despite State Parks Interference...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 5:45PM
Santa Cruz Grand Jury Suggests Transitioning Juvenile Hall into a Homeless Services Center
In it's report, "Homelessness: Big Problem, Little Progress: It's Time To Think Outside The Box," the 2019-2020 Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury suggests transitioning Juvenile Hall in Felton into a, "treatment and multi-faceted supportive services center for homeless individuals". The Civil Grand Jury report cited low incarceration numbers at Juvenile Hall in Felton compared to the number of staff members required to operate the facility, and noted that decreasing youth incarceration rates...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2020 5:14PM
Scotts Valley: Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest
5:30pm: Meet at Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley March to MacDorsa Park, 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley...
Event Date: Thu Jul 9, 2020 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Jul 7, 2020 12:36PM
Anti-Fourth Celebration in Santa Cruz
To celebrate the holiday weekend without glorifying genocide, slavery and the settler state, community members in Santa Cruz organized a block party on July 4 at the Town Clock, which was followed by a protest march. An online post promoting the street party read: "This event is open to all members of the community who do not want to celebrate the foundations of this country being on stolen land. This is a space to share food, community and acknowledge the truth. We are choosing to honor thos...
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2020 1:04PM
Paddle Out for Tamario Smith
Cowells Beach, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:23PM
Community Safety Without Police: Interview with CAHOOTS / White Bird coordinator Tim Black (audio/mpeg 101.7MB)
Interview with Tim Black, operations coordinator at CAHOOTS / White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon discussing 30 years of community-based safety and security instead of policing....
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 10:58PM
Monterey Zoo Faces Scrutiny Over Elephant Deaths
Salinas, Calif. [June 30, 2020] – PETA has just obtained necropsies for two elephants, Paula and Kristy, who died at the Monterey Zoo in 2019—and the reports raise serious questions about the level of care that the animals received prior to their deaths....
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2020 9:01PM
Fuck the Fourth, Love Your Friends
Clocktower, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 11:39PM
San Lorenzo Valley: Black Lives Matter Protest
Meet at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Hwy 9, Felton...
Event Date: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 6:11PM
Stranded: A Window into the Health of Marine Mammal Populations
Event Date: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:30PM
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 2:28PM
Oakland Police Banned from Using Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, Grenades at Protests (audio/mpeg 98.3MB)
Interview with Walter Riley, civil rights attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, on the June 18, 2020 temporary restraining order banning Oakland police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and other "battlefield weapons" during current Black Lives Matter protests....
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:28PM
First Municipal Ban on Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz
On June 23, the Santa Cruz City Council voted 7-0 to ban the municipal use of predictive policing software and facial recognition technology in the central coast city. Santa Cruz becomes the eighth city to ban the use of facial recognition, joining San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley and the MA cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Northampton, and the first city to ban predictive software....
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:20AM
Black Lives Matter Capitola Village March & Speak Out
Monterey Avenue Park, 700 Monterey Ave, Capitola...
Event Date: Wed Jul 1, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:53PM
Changing the Culture of Policing in Our Community and Beyond (audio/mpeg 107.9MB)
"Changing the Culture of Policing in our Community and Beyond" Santa Cruz, California, Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Audio recording...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:43PM
Peaceful Protest for Black Lives Matter
Santa Cruz Clock Tower Pacific Ave. and Water St., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:07PM
Chatting with a Conscience-Lacking Council
The 'No Public, Please" City Council meeting today again has call-in access only, and likely Oral Communications limited to one minute and cut off at the whim of Mayor "I Kneel with the Police Chief" Cummings. I pass on suggested talking points. However, deaf politicians and staffers need large numbers showing up at workplace and home to be convinced. Obediently following do-nothing guidelines will...do nothing....
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:12AM
Juneteenth March Santa Cruz photos 6-19-2020
Rally in front of Louden Nelson and march to SC City Hall....
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:05PM
Save Our Postal Service
United States Postal Service 850 Front Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:28PM
Santa Cruz Mission Spray Painted Again and More Downtown Fencing Liberated during Defund SCPD March
Mission Santa Cruz was spray painted for a second time this month during a march organized on June 21 in support of defunding the Santa Cruz Police Department. The phrase "Maldita Cruz," which roughly translates to "cursed cross" or "damned cross," was spray painted on the replica mission, and an American flag was burned on the mission's historical landmark plaque, with the phrase "decolonize everything" spray painted over it. The word "genocide" was spray painted on the back of the historic ...
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:26AM
Juneteenth in Santa Cruz
Community members in Santa Cruz commemorated Juneteenth this year with a large march from Louden Nelson Center to Santa Cruz City Hall, where speakers were heard....
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:56AM