Remember George Floyd
Santa Cruz Clocktower Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun May 31, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:42PM
Monterey: Justice for George Floyd Demonstration
Window on the Bay Del Monte Ave, Monterey...
Event Date: Sat May 30, 2020 9:00AM
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:44PM
San Benito Evening Primrose Recovered, No Longer Needs Endangered Species Protection
VENTURA, Calif., May 29, 2020 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed removing the San Benito evening primrose from the federal list of threatened species based on recovery of the plant, which occurs in the central coast range of San Benito, Monterey and Fresno counties....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:27PM
An Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder
In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:28AM
Memorial Day 2020: The Homeless Union and the 40th Anniversary of Food Not Bombs (virtual)
Online via Zoom...
Event Date: Sun May 24, 2020 12:30PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:30PM
Food Not Bombs Marks its 40th Anniversary by Responding to the Global Pandemic
The shock of COVID 19 and economic crisis is not the way I imagined Food Not Bombs would be marking our fourth decade. The vision of free concerts in cities all over the world has vanished and now we find ourselves rushing to support the food and safety needs of people who were already marginalized before the crisis....
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:14PM
Inequality & Vulnerability in Crisis
Event Date: Wed May 27, 2020 8:00AM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:01AM
Watsonville SASS May Meeting
Event Date: Thu May 28, 2020 5:30PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:54AM
Public Banking for the Central Coast
Event Date: Sun May 31, 2020 1:30PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:45AM
Entangled Humpback Whale Freed in Monterey Bay
A humpback whale found entangled in dungeness crab fishing gear in the Monterey Bay was freed by a team of rescuers on Monday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The whale was entangled in multiple sets of fishing gear that were so heavy, they "anchored the whale in place," according to Justin Viezbicke, California Marine Mammal Stranding Response Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region....
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:06PM
California Proposes Regulations to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2020 — California state officials released a proposed rule today to reduce the number of endangered whales and sea turtles that get entangled in commercial Dungeness crab gear. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program (RAMP) was prompted by steep annual increases in reported whale entanglements and a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:09PM
Santa Cruz Needs Community Control of Surveillance
Santa Cruz has a community control of surveillance law in front of the City Council. We need transparency, advanced notice and joint decisionmaking about pervasive surveillance everywhere. Sign the petition (from ACLU) https://action.aclu.org/petition/cn-santa-cruz-surveillance-petition...
Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:37PM
21-Year-Old Dies in Santa Cruz County Jail
The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office says on Sunday evening, May 10, correctional officers discovered 21-year-old Tamario Smith was unresponsive in his cell at the County Jail. At about 6pm, paramedics administered medical aid, however Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the Sheriff's Office, Smith did not share a cell, and foul play is not suspected. The Sheriff's Office states there were no signs of trauma or visible injuries, and that Smith did not show signs of COVID-19 sy...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:47PM
Prodded by Right Wingers, Santa Cruz Businesses Operate Outside of Health Restrictions
The "Committee to Reopen Santa Cruz,” a group founded recently by right wing extremists who believe the COVID-19 Pandemic is a hoax, is prodding local businesses to open early. The group has announced that the Om Gallery on Pacific Avenue is opening to two shoppers at a time from 1-5pm on Friday, May 8, by appointment. The Committee to Reopen Santa Cruz also plans to do "guerrilla yoga" at a studio that will secretly open its doors for the group. "Some studios are opening the back door for th...
Posted: Thu May 7, 2020 8:31PM
Friends of Juristac - Santa Cruz County Meeting
On-line: Zoom - see description...
Event Date: Thu May 21, 2020 7:00PM
Posted: Thu May 7, 2020 12:09PM
Threats & Opportunities to Democracy
Watch the live-stream at https://rightlivelihood.ucsc.edu/events/webinars.html...
Event Date: Wed May 13, 2020 8:00AM
Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 7:12PM
Sunrise General Meeting Via Zoom
Event Date: Wed May 6, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 5:37PM
May Day Caravan in Santa Cruz
#COLA4ALL activists in Santa Cruz organized a May Day Caravan to support those "striking and fighting for their right to live in this city". Beginning on the UC Santa Cruz campus to support the striking COLA graduate students, the caravan traveled downtown to the Santa Cruz Main Jail, and then on to support Food Not Bombs at Front and Laurel Streets. (Photos taken downtown by Keith McHenry of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.)...
Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 5:27PM
Vaccines Neither Vegetarian Nor Vegan
Vaccines are developed using animal blood, gelatin, eggs, and countless other ingredients...
Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 11:47AM
Good Riddance Releases EP to Benefit Aid During Virus Pandemic (audio/mpeg 83.0MB)
Santa Cruz punk band Good Riddance released a benefit EP on April 15 to benefit the World Food Programme, the food assistance branch of the United Nations. The four songs are previously unreleased tracks from the band's "Thoughts and Prayers" recording sessions....
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:22PM