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imageReport Finds Widespread Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim and Santa Ana Shelters
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by ACLU of Southern California
SANTA ANA, MARCH 14, 2019 — Orange County, in the midst of a dire homelessness crises, opened emergency shelters, giving hope to those who were living in punishing conditions on the streets. But what once was a symbol of hope has become a nightmare for many residents....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48PM
imageU.N. Committee Urges UK Government to Consider “Comprehensive and Complete Ban” on Fracking
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by Food & Water Watch
Geneva/London/Brussels/Washington, March 13, 2019 - In an extraordinary move, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) slammed the United Kingdom’s policies on fracking for failing to protect the rights of rural women, and urged the British Government to “consider introducing a comprehensive and complete ban on fracking.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23PM
imageLatest Report on Exploitation of Captive Marine Mammals: Situation Improving in West, Deteriorating in East
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by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The tide is turning in the West for captive marine mammals, yet live capture operations, traveling dolphin shows, polluted sea pens and needless deaths of animals continue to mar the captivity industry around the globe, especially in Asia, according to a report co-produced by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and World Animal Protection (WAP)....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35PM
imageCitizen Scientists Can Help Support Imperiled Western Monarchs
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by The Xerces Society
This winter, the western monarch butterfly population has dipped to an all-time low, and the iconic western monarch migration is on the verge of collapse. The annual Xerces Society Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count tallied only 28,429 butterflies—an 86% drop from the previous count done at the same sites during Thanksgiving 2017, and a dizzying 99.4% decline from the numbers present in the 1980s. It can be hard to wrap one’s mind around the scope of this decline. Another way of viewing it is...
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:26PM
calendarPanel of Black Professionals at Cabrillo College
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by Office of Student Equity
Cabrillo College, Building 300, Room 322, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA...
Event Date: Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:48PM
calendarMedia and Society: Safiya Noble and Algorithms of Oppression
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by Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz
Kresge Town Hall 510 Porter-Kresge Road, UC Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:34PM
imageBanner Drop: UC Must Divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now
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by UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine
On Wednesday, March 7th, a group of people dropped a banner in Quarry Plaza that read "UC must divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now." SJP supports the message these students were sending....
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19PM
imageCity to Move Forward on Transitional Homeless Encampments
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by Santa Cruz News
On Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm, the Santa Cruz City Council will decide how to proceed on the establishment of transitional homeless encampments and safe parking locations within the city. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the meeting or email the city council to share their input on what type of shelters they prefer and what locations (citycouncil@cityofsantacruz.com). Despite the giant presence of anti-homeless community members at the previous meeting on February 26, council m...
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:00PM
calendarCalifornia Youth Climate Strike: Santa Cruz
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by Youth Climate Strike
Meet in front of Mission Hill Middle School at 2:00 pm, then march to the Clock Tower. 3:00 pm: The Clock Tower Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:44PM
imageCommunity Raises Funds for Brenda Rodríguez Funeral
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by Monterey County Police News
A fundraiser has been created to raise funds to cover funeral expenses for Brenda Rodríguez, who was killed by officers with the Salinas Police Department on March 1. Please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/brenda-rodriguez-funeral...
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:23PM
calendarTenant Counselor Training
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by Tenant Sanctuary
The Hub for Sustainable Living 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:59PM
imageCorralitos Pastor Calls on Community to Shame Two Individuals Allegedly Caught Stealing
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by Santa Cruz News
Fr. Derek Hughes of the Holy Eucharist Catholic Community Church in Corralitos is calling on community members to "shame" two individuals he says were caught on security camera footage stealing from a parishioner's vehicle parked outside of the church during Ash Wednesday Mass on March 6. In a social media post that is starting to go viral, Hughes uploaded still shots of the two men, and called on followers to "Please share and shame!" Shaming individuals accused of crimes has become commonpl...
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:11AM
imageNew Report: The Costs and Benefits of a Supervised Use Site in Denver, Colorado
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by Drug Policy Alliance
Report Highlights Extensive Potential Cost Savings and Public Health Benefits Of a Supervised Use Site For Denver Advocates Say Report Findings Should Inspire Urgent Action By the Legislature...
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 7:08PM
calendarStand with the Salinas Community Against Police Brutality
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by Brenda Rodriguez Mendoza Presente
Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas...
Event Date: Fri Mar 8, 2019 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 1:06AM
imageSherry Conable 1947-2019
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by Alex Darocy
A celebration of the life of Peace Activist Sherry Conable will be held on Friday, March 8 at 7pm at Peace United Church on High Street. All are welcome at the celebration. [Top Photo: Sherry holds her iconic peace wreath at a demonstration at the Santa Cruz City Council in March of 2015 to protest the SCPD purchase of a Bearcat vehicle. Scroll down for more photos of Sherry.]...
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:25AM
calendarPuentes Community Fair by Resource Center for Nonviolence
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street, CA 95060...
Event Date: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 4:07PM
calendarWarrior Women Screening with Madonna Thunder Hawk by Resource Center for Nonviolence
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 4:04PM
calendarLegal Tools for the Unhoused & Their Supporters
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by California Homeless Union
El Rio Mobile Home Park at the end of North Pacific Ave. in the Rec Hall (first building to the right as you enter the park)...
Event Date: Wed Mar 6, 2019 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 10:51AM
calendarVolunteer Day with the AMLT Native Stewardship Corps
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by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
Año Nuevo State Park, Whitehouse Canyon Road and Cabrillo Highway, Davenport, CA, 94060...
Event Date: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 7:30PM
imageSanta Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real? "Big Joe" Netro and Steve Schlicht Partner Up for Hate
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by Peter Green
In Santa Cruz, the latest hate blog masquerading as a public safety blog is "Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real". Published on Facebook and Twitter, the blog has gradually been gaining followers since its founding in 2017 by an individual writing anonymously under the pen name "Big Joe 77". Big Joe 77's real name is Joe Netro, and he's a self-described "cop" retired from working 26 years as a correctional officer at Soledad state prison. The blog features reposted crime reports local to the Sant...
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 3:05AM