City of Santa Cruz Confiscates Food Not Bombs Portable Toilet
The City of Santa Cruz confiscated the Food Not Bombs community funded portable toilet on Saturday, June 16. Access to public toilets is a human right. Every person deserves the dignity of relieving themselves in a private sanitary way....
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:32AM
Conscience and Action Speak Out at Parks and Rec
Basic Dignity is a Human Right...
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14PM
Bathroom Baloney--Expanded Speech to City Council on its anti-homeless restrooms policies
A highly shortened version of this speech was given Tuesday evening at City Council. It anticipated and announced the Thursday June 14th noon protest demanding reopening of the Louden Nelson Center and San Lorenzo Park bathrooms for public use. This was done without public notice, discussion, or vote....
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57PM
In Memory of DavidMinton Silva, August 16, 1943 - March 11, 2018
Memorials were held in Santa Cruz during the month of May for DavidMinton Silva, who passed away on March 11 in Mozambique, Africa. For decades, David was a strong presence in local politics and the activist community in Santa Cruz, touching many with his gentle soul, and the ability to express solidarity and support for many different causes and individuals in the field of civil rights and social justice. The issue most near his heart was homelessness. [Top photo: In 2012, DavidMinton Silva ...
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12PM
Homeless Rights HoeDown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 12-14)
Various events including Tuesday's Homelessness Marathon and City Council Speakout, Wednesday'a HUFF meeting and Juneteenth Celebration, and Thursday's Picketing Prejudice at Parks and Rec HQ are up for observaton and participation in the next few days....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:51PM
Angola 3 Newsletter: Keep On Keeping On
We have just released the latest issue of our newsletter, focusing on 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette's release from a California prison, Robert King and Albert Woodfox's visit to Santa Cruz CA, Jena 6 Defendant Theo Shaw's graduation from law school, Angola Prison inmates demanding an end to slavery, NRCAT's Torture Awareness Month, and the passing of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30PM
Keith McHenry's Food not Bombs and Homeless Update from Santa Cruz
Video of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry walking Medea Bejamin through the twice-weekly sidewalk meal outside the Santa Cruz main post office and giving an extensive update on the anti-homeless measures taken by Santa Cruz authorities on Sunday June 10th....
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:36PM
Barrios Unidos Tiny Houses Project Unveiling 6-9-2018
The event was held on Saturday afternoon June 9, 2018 in Santa Cruz California. The even was held to show the first model of a tiny house. There was food, music, and speakers that spoke of the housing issues that exist in Santa Cruz and in the rest of California. The speakers included Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, David Foster (executive director of the local Habitat for Humanity), and some people who have experienced the housing problems in there own lives....
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:51PM
ACLU Statement of Opposition to Anti-Homeless Measures at Louden Nelson Center and Park
In April, ACLU Chair Peter Geldblum sent a letter to the City's Parks & Recreation Department expressing revulsion and concern regarding the recent closure of the bathrooms and other restrictive actions burdening the public and especially local homeless folks. I post it here....
Posted: Sat Jun 9, 2018 1:53PM
End Solitary Santa Cruz County Community Outreach
Homeless Garden Project Farm Shaffer Rd. near Delaware, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (If driving, enter Shaffer from Delaware; you cannot cross railroad track from Coastal Highway.)...
Event Date: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 3:36PM
Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates
One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 11:10AM
Armistice Day Santa Cruz with Medea Benjamin
Santa Cruz Town Clock Water St. & Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 10:56AM
Salinas Valley community calls on Agricultural Commissioner for better protections from health-harming pesticides
Concerned residents hold rally and resource fair for pesticide literacy and safety, focusing on protecting farmworkers, pregnant women and children...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 10:12AM
Annual Honoring of the Elders Gathering #32
The Gathering was held June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 2018 Keeping the traditions alive! Here are some of the over 400 pictures that I was able to take at this years gathering!...
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 6:27PM
Election Viewing Party
Bruno's Restaurant (upstairs) 230 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066...
Event Date: Tue Jun 5, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 5:44PM
River Health Day
Santa Cruz Riverwalk along the San Lorenzo River near Mimi de Marta Dog Park on Broadway St. in Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Jun 9, 2018 9:30AM
Posted: Mon Jun 4, 2018 10:06PM
Local residents on Congressional Accompaniment Tour to Palestine/Israel
Local residents Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Tom Helman, David Furnish, and Joshua Grossman accompanied Congressman Jimmy Panetta's Executive Assistant Rose Leopold to Palestine and Israel April 27-May 4. They visited cities and villages under Israeli military occupation--Jerusalem, Susiya, Hebron, Khan Al Ahmar, and others. They observed Israeli military court proceedings with children. They met Palestinians, Israelis and also UN and US officials. They will report Friday, June 8, 7pm at RCNV, and...
Posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018 3:26PM
Talleres Bilingües | Rally and Teach-In
98 S El Camino Real, Greenfield...
Event Date: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 12:29AM
Post-Contact Paleoethnobotany in California
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30PM
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 12:23AM
March for Teachers in Monterey
Fremont and Camino el Estero near MPC, Monterey...
Event Date: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 12:17AM