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imageMayor Watkins Blocks Food Not Bombs Proclamation
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by Santa Cruz News
Mayor Martine Watkins has blocked a city proclamation proposed to honor the work of Food Not Bombs in Santa Cruz. In a letter to Councilmember Chris Krohn, Watkins stated it would not be "appropriate" to issue a proclamation honoring Food Not Bombs because the organization is "suing the city". Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs has provided information in support of the plaintiffs in Quntero v. the City of Santa Cruz, a civil right lawsuit filed on April 9 by a group of homeless residents of the Ross ...
Posted: Mon May 6, 2019 2:50PM
imageRoss Camp Eviction, Santa Cruz, Saturday 5-4-2019
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by AutumnSun
While some may know by now, Ross Camp occupants were evicted after I left at about noon yesterday....
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 5:15PM
imageRoss Camp Eviction! Santa Cruz CA. 5-3-2019
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by AutumnSun
Today in Santa Cruz at Ross Camp! I arrived at about 8:45am. and stayed until about noon. Though they said that everyone had to be out by 10am. today, this does not seem to be the case, at least for now!...
Posted: Fri May 3, 2019 7:00PM
imageExplosive Detonated During Ross Camp Eviction, According to Police
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by Santa Cruz News
Today an explosion was intentionally set as Santa Cruz Police were evicting homeless residents from the Ross/Heroes Camp in Santa Cruz, according to Chief of Police Andrew Mills. Mills posted a photo of the alleged explosion to his social media account....
Posted: Fri May 3, 2019 1:07PM
imageHighway Buddha's Toby Gray Says Homeless Camp Residents Can "Evacuate to the Highway"
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by Bobby McGee
As the front-man of the band "Highway Buddha", Toby Gray sings and plays Woodstock-generation cover songs to small audiences on the Central Coast. For the past 20 years he has also been a member of the iconic 1960's era musical group "It's A Beautiful Day", a band that is part of psychedelic music history. The image of Toby Gray is that of a happy, smiling, beret-wearing hippy song man, however it wouldn't necessarily be a "beautiful day" for the homeless residents of the Ross Camp, or homele...
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 9:17PM
calendarUCSC Free Performance Miriam Ellis International Playhouse
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by Miriam Ellis
UCSC - STEVENSON EVENT CENTER (Stevenson College)...
Event Date: Sun May 19, 2019 8:00PM
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 7:29PM
calendarUCSC Free Performance Miriam Ellis International Playhouse
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by Miriam Ellis
UCSC - STEVENSON EVENT CENTER (Stevenson College)...
Event Date: Sat May 18, 2019 8:00PM
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 7:25PM
textTrump Administration Weakens Offshore Oil Well-control Rule by Center for Biological Diversity
Latest Drilling Safety Rollback Ignores Cause of Deepwater Horizon Disaster...
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 4:35PM
imageProtests Planned at Heroes Camp
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by Santa Cruz News
Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs has announced there will be a protest to oppose the eviction of the homeless residents from the Heroes/Ross Camp in Santa Cruz on Friday, May 3, at 9:00 am on the San Lorenzo River levee behind the Ross Dress for Less store. The protests were called for following Federal Judge Edward Davila's decision on Monday to dissolve a temporary restraining that had been preventing the City of Santa Cruz from moving forward with their proposed eviction of the homeless enc...
Posted: Wed May 1, 2019 4:13PM
calendarRoss Camp TRO Hearing
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by Keith McHenry (reposted)
District Judge Edward J. Davila’s court, San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 1 - 5th Floor - 280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113...
Event Date: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:46PM
imageJudge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill
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by Dan Bacher
Missing from the press releases from the Santa Barbara County DA’s Office, Attorney General’s Office and environmental groups and the superficial press coverage of the spill, the investigation, the jury trial and sentencing is one of the biggest and most ironic stories regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. In a classic example of the deep regulatory capture that pervades what passes for “marine protection” in California, the head of the oil industry trade association, the Western States Petroleum ...
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:34AM
imageExtinction Rebellion Stages “Die-In” in Downtown Santa Cruz
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by will parrish
About two dozen people lay down across a sidewalk in downtown Santa Cruz for an hour this past Monday, dramatizing the growing crisis of species extinctions fueled by the global climate crisis, and calling for drastic action to avert environmental collapse. Most participants dressed in black costumes and wore signs featuring a species, a region, flora, or fauna that have passed into extinction or suffered mass collective trauma due to extreme weather patterns....
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:04PM
textSecond Deadly Cyclone Hits Mozambique by Kate Zeller
Category-4 Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique Thursday night, the second severe storm to hit the country in six weeks....
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:00PM
imageTrump Releases Plan to Reopen California Public Lands to Drilling, Fracking
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Proposal Targets More Than 1 Million Acres for Oil Leases...
Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:50PM
videoFederal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp (video/mp4 48.7MB) by Santa Cruz News
Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by h...
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01PM
imageJudge Burdick Rules Police Can Start Removing People and Survival Property from Camp Behind Ross
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by Keith McHenry
PROTEST AT SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD AT NOON. Possible action on the levee outside the Gateway Plaza Camp on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM....
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:47PM
calendarNot one more drop! - !No una gota mas!
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by Safe Ag Safe Schools
275 Main Street, Top Floor Watsonville, CA 95076...
Event Date: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:31PM
calendarEarth Day Die-In on Santa Cruz
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by Extinction Rebellion: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
110 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA...
Event Date: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:45AM
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:16PM
calendarEmergency Action to Protect Indigenous Burial Site
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by Protect Ohlone Burial Sites
Santa Cruz Mission Hill railroad tunnel, Chestnut Street, Santa Cruz The Tunnel doesn't have an address, but 701 Chestnut Street is right next to it. We are Not meeting at that address, but on the sidewalk near it....
Event Date: Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:14PM
imageSupport 'mobile' Harm Reduction Services in Santa Cruz County: Refer to data not opinions
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by Harm Reduction Saves Lives
A petition to support mobile harm reduction services in Santa Cruz County has been created. Please sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/mark-stone-support-mobile-harm-reduction-services-in-santa-cruz-county-refer-to-data-not-opinions...
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:56PM