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calendarRemember George Floyd
by 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
calendarMonterey: Justice for George Floyd Demonstration
by Monterey City Councilmember Tyller Williamson
Window on the Bay Del Monte Ave, Monterey...
Event Date: Sat May 30, 2020 9:00AM
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:44PM
imageSan Benito Evening Primrose Recovered, No Longer Needs Endangered Species Protection
by Center for Biological Diversity
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
textAn Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder by Robert Norse
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
calendarMemorial Day 2020: The Homeless Union and the 40th Anniversary of Food Not Bombs (virtual)
by Food Not Bombs, National Union of Homeless
Online via Zoom...
Event Date: Sun May 24, 2020 12:30PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:30PM
imageFood Not Bombs Marks its 40th Anniversary by Responding to the Global Pandemic
by Keith McHenry
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
calendarInequality & Vulnerability in Crisis
by Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz
Live Stream...
Event Date: Wed May 27, 2020 8:00AM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:01AM
calendarWatsonville SASS May Meeting
by Safe Ag Safe Schools
Event Date: Thu May 28, 2020 5:30PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:54AM
calendarPublic Banking for the Central Coast
by People For Public Banking
Event Date: Sun May 31, 2020 1:30PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:45AM
imageEntangled Humpback Whale Freed in Monterey Bay
by Santa Cruz News
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
textCalifornia Proposes Regulations to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear by Center for Biological Diversity
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
textSanta Cruz Needs Community Control of Surveillance by Tracy Rosenberg
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)
Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:37PM
image21-Year-Old Dies in Santa Cruz County Jail
by Santa Cruz Police News
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
imageProdded by Right Wingers, Santa Cruz Businesses Operate Outside of Health Restrictions
by Santa Cruz News
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
calendarFriends of Juristac - Santa Cruz County Meeting
by Friends of Juristac
On-line: Zoom - see description...
Event Date: Thu May 21, 2020 7:00PM
Posted: Thu May 7, 2020 12:09PM
calendarThreats & Opportunities to Democracy
by Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz
Watch the live-stream at
Event Date: Wed May 13, 2020 8:00AM
Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 7:12PM
calendarSunrise General Meeting Via Zoom
by Sunrise Movement Santa Cruz
Event Date: Wed May 6, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Sun May 3, 2020 5:37PM
imageMay Day Caravan in Santa Cruz
by Santa Cruz News
#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
textVaccines Neither Vegetarian Nor Vegan by SNS
Vaccines are developed using animal blood, gelatin, eggs, and countless other ingredients...
Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 11:47AM
audioGood Riddance Releases EP to Benefit Aid During Virus Pandemic (audio/mpeg 83.0MB) by John Malkin
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