image SCPD must release name of officer who killed man suffering from mental illness 480_seansmitharlt_1.jpg by Police the Police
The California Supreme Court ruled that police agencies must release the names of officers who kill citizens, but Santa Cruz Police are stalling the release of the name of their officer who killed a man this week and they are sending mixed messages to the public through the media....
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:35AM
image Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development 480_trees_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
North Myrtle Beach, SC, October 21, 2016 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall only days before, strategies to stop the development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees) were the topic at a meeting that brought Indigenous Peoples, scientists, ecologists, and legal, social and environmental justice experts to North Myrtle Beach over October 12-18....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:48PM
image CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing 480_highway-17-map_1.jpg by via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
October 20, 2016 - Earlier today, California Transportation Commission (CTC), the governing Board of Caltrans, voted to commit $3.1 million to help build a wildlife crossing under Highway 17. Design work could begin in a few months....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:35PM
image Fracking and measure Z 480_aquifer-contamination_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The importance of voting YES ON Z in Monterey County! STOP FRACKING!...
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:05AM
image Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County 480_measure_d_santa_cruz_county_2016_1_1.jpg by via Widening Won't Work
October 2016 - Big money is being spent to influence the outcome of Measure D on the November 8, 2016 Santa Cruz County ballot. Unlike political offices, campaigns for ballot measures have no limit to the amount of money that can be contributed. There is no restriction on the source of contributions, so special interests from outside Santa Cruz County can buy influence in our local ballot measures....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32PM
calendar Manifesto of Love manifesto-of-love.jpg by Free SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz Town Clock, corner of Pacific Ave and Water St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:53PM
text Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers by charlotte fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has extended the public comment period for a proposed regulation that would give further protections to children when agricultural pesticides are applied close to schools and child daycare facilities*. The new deadline of December 9, 2016, gives the public more opportunity to weigh in on the issue. In addition, DPR has added an additional public hearing that will be held in Monterey County. Public hearings have already been scheduled...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:07PM
image Family of Sean Smith-Arlt Releases Statement, Following his Killing by Santa Cruz Police 480_sean-smith-arlt_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
The family of Sean Smith-Arlt has released a public statement that describes how dear Sean was to them, and what type of person he was and what some of his accomplishments were. They have confirmed Sean was suffering from ongoing mental health issues at the time he was killed by Santa Cruz police on October 16 near the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets. The family is calling for a more independent investigation into the killing. "The information that has been released so far is not telling...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23AM
calendar Rain or Shine--Freedom SleepOut #67 Rolls On by Keith McHenry (story by Norse)
Cityhall Land--where sleep for the homeless is banned and armed Sleepbusters get their paychecks at 809 Center St. After the First Amendment closes down at 10 PM on the City Hall grounds, many will choose to sleep along the Center St. sidewalk between Locust and Church Sts. The event goes on until Wednesday morning, after which houseless folks face harassment at the whim of police, rangers, and security thugs for the rest of the week....
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:53AM
image Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll’s Distribution Center in Aromas, CA 480_boycott-driscolls_31_10-15-16_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Farmworkers in San Quintín, México are urging people throughout the world to Boycott Driscoll’s products, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries....
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:03AM
calendar Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXI: Frances Fox Piven & Richard Cloward 480_untitled_1.jpg by Direct Action Monterey Network
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey...
Event Date: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:08PM
image Statement of Steve Pleich Campaign 480_img_2011_1.jpg by Steve Pleich Campaign
Time to Get Behind the Brand New Council...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:52PM
image Santa Cruz Police Shoot and Kill Man on Westside 480_santa-cruz-police-kill-man-1-rake-chace-street_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Officers with the Santa Cruz Police Department shot and killed a man outside of a home on the corner of Chace and Getchell Streets, in a residential neighborhood, on the west side of Santa Cruz. Preliminary reports from the media have stated that a 32-year-old man experiencing mental health issues was charging police with a gardening rake when officers deemed him a threat and shot and killed him at about 3:30 am on October 16. [Top photo: What appears to be a small rake lays in the street at ...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:14PM
image Benefit Concert for a Brand New Council 480_1-a_a981_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Santa Cruz really needs to make a change or our hometown is going down the tubes!...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:29AM
image Standing with San Quintin Farmworkers & Boycott Driscoll's 10-15-2016 480_400_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The Boycott continues! Today we demonstrated in front of Driscoll's in Aromas California....
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:15AM
calendar Follow-Up on ACLU's Forum on Houselessness--Mike Rhodes Phone Interview by Robert Norse
Free Radio Santa Cruz 101.3 FM, streams at Call in after 11:30 AM at 831-427-3772. Leave comments off-air at 831-423-4833. Archives at (an hour and a half into the audio file)....
Event Date: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:14AM
text Police and Ranger Raid on Homeless In the Rain Reported by Robert Norse
Around 11 AM today, activist and car-dweller Jessica Nash reports that two vans of "Park Rangers" from Harvey West followed by 5 cars of SCPD in uniform pulled up on a dozen homeless people. They were sitting on the wall and under sheltering trees from the rain by the side of the sidewalk across from the Civic Auditorium today. The armed officers threatened to seize blankets, bikes, food, and belongings if the homeless didn't move out into the bad weather....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:22PM
calendar Fly Fishing Casting Clinic by Coastal Watershed Council
San Lorenzo Park 137 Dakota Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Sat Nov 5, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:09AM
calendar San Lorenzo River Bird Walk 480_bird_watch_1.jpg by Coastal Watershed Council
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060 The walk will begin at the Riverwalk across from Trader Joe’s parking lot and meander down to the Trestle Bridge....
Event Date: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:45AM
calendar Free Radio Santa Cruz Fundraiser Party: 21 Years of Independent Community Radio! 480_free-radio-santa-cruz-21-years.jpg by Freak Radio Santa Cruz, 101.3 FM
The Crepe Place 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062...
Event Date: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:31AM