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image Petition: Appeal the Court Decision on Measure Z 480_defend_measure_z_protect_monterey_county_fracking_ban_1.jpg by Protect Monterey County
The Monterey County Superior Court recently ruled on Measure Z. It let the ban on fracking and acidizing stand, for now. But it overturned two key parts of Measure Z (phase out of wastewater injection and ban on new oil wells). Please sign this petition (with your city and state info) and urge the Monterey County Supervisors to appeal the court's decision: https://www.change.org/p/supervisors-appeal-the-court-decision-on-measure-z...
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33PM
text Flyer Distributed at the Women's March in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse
This is an updated version of a flyer originally prepared last year in response to repression at the Bookshop Santa Cruz in its hypocritical reading of George Orwell's 1984, while excluding disfavored activists from the store, even from access to its publicly funded bathroom. My broader focus was on the criminalization of the poor and specifically poor women....
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:22PM
image Cold Temperatures Prompt Inmate Rebellion in Santa Cruz Jail 480_santa_cruz__main_jail_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Police News
Inmates locked in the Santa Cruz jail armed themselves, and created booby traps and barricades in their cells, as they staged a masked rebellion this week over cold temperatures within the facility, according to authorities....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:44PM
image 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette Granted Parole; Don't Let Gov. Jerry Brown Reverse It! 480_john-clutchette-1980s.jpg by Angola 3 News
This new interview with SULC Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell is being released to kickstart a public campaign to contact California Governor Jerry Brown asking him to affirm the granting of parole and not reverse the parole board's decision. Please take action for 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette!...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:38PM
calendar Protect Our Coast March and Protest Rally 480_offshore-oil-drilling-protest-march-santa-cruz_1.jpg by Save Our Shores
March leaves from Lighthouse Point Park in Santa Cruz at 10am. Rally is at Cowell Beach at 11am....
Event Date: Sat Feb 3, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25PM
text Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
image Flyer Distributed in the MLK Police-Led "Peace and Justice" March in Santa Cruz 480_robert-norse-cops-are-not-gods_1.jpg by Robert Norse
My brief report on the Monday MLK march....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:49PM
image Santa Cruz DREAMers travel to Washington DC to fight for rights of undocumented 480_defend_daca_1.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Three Santa Cruz DREAMers will travel to Washington DC to demand a #CleanDREAMAct ahead of a January 19 vote in Congress....
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:08AM
image The Fate of KPFA 480_kpfa-941_1.jpg by The KPFA Management
January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control....
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 11:16AM
text Demands of the New Police Chief and His Initial Response by Robert Norse
In a letter to me, Police Chief Andy Mills has responded item-by-item to a series of concerns I raised in response to Steve Schnaar's letter skeptically regarding the SCPD endorsement of Martin Luther King celebration. While I remain skeptical of his answers--and they are pretty general--I reprint them so community members themselves can judge. I also include follow-up correspondence, which isn't too encouraging. While Mills temporarily instituted an incrementally saner policy around the S...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:07PM
text Protect Monterey County to Appeal Decision on Measure Z's Ban on Harmful Oil Industry Practices by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif., December 29, 2017 — Protect Monterey County and its attorneys announced that they will appeal yesterday’s Monterey County Superior Court decision that overturns portions of Measure Z. Last year Monterey County voters passed Measure Z, an initiative that bans hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), prohibits new oil wells and phases out oil-industry wastewater injection wells....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:53PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Habitat for Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills humpbackcriticalhabitatnoi_12-11-2017__1_.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation on December 11 filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect humpback whale habitat in the Pacific Ocean, where the animals face threats from fisheries, ship strikes and oil spills....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49PM
image New Year to See Fuller Body Worn Camera Deployment 480_14883674_10210226979285989_4373193917476372701_o_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Rialto and Las Vegas Studies Informative...
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:10PM
text SCPD to Cosponsor MLK Event - Questions for Chief Mills by Steve Schnaar
An open letter to Chief Mills regarding the upcoming event on January 15th, "March for the Dream: Honoring the Past - Impacting the Future," which is co-sponsored by the NAACP and the Santa Cruz Police Department. Martin Luther King called for a revolution of values, challenging the racism, militarism, and poverty central to American society. This letter asks how the SCPD might contribute to this struggle for justice, in light of its history which often has run counter to these goals....
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:21AM
image Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers: Winter of Discontent 480_pvft-no-caps-no-cuts_1.jpg by PVFT Member
December 6, 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the teacher’s union contract campaign for a decent raise on our salary schedule and the removal of a cap on our health and welfare benefits....
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:49PM
text Homeless Services Center and Calamity's Cupboard -- and Art Show! by Linda Ellen Lemaster
I went to TOUCHED BY HOMELESSNESS, an inclusive Art Show, in early November. Story reviews the art on display at HSC show, then through memories, I've explored HSC history and community engagement...
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:51PM
image Santa Cruz City Council to Consider Rent Control 480_15965205_1444529198915077_7679872294829045749_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Rent Freeze Also Deserves Serious Consideration...
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 1:31PM
image Santa Cruz Downtown Association's Holiday Parade 2017 480_389_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM...
Posted: Sat Dec 2, 2017 6:47PM
image Black in Aptos 480_screen_shot_2017-11-20_at_10.21.40_pm.jpg by Dex C.
NextDoor provides just enough anonymity for white citizens to let their racism fly....
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:24PM
image Time is Right for Community Court 480_12108058_760327507446634_5766736909310958844_n_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
Clearing Records and Reducing Fines a Pathway to Employment and Housing...
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53AM