image UC Santa Cruz: East Meadow to be Developed 480_sundt-construction-japanese-internment-camps_1.jpg by City on a Hill Press
Arizona-based Sundt Construction was hired as the general contractor. Sundt is a non-unionized construction company known for the construction of about 100 miles of fencing along the U.S.–Mexican border. It was also involved in the construction of Japanese internment camps. Sundt is vying to win the contract to construct President Donald Trump’s infamous border wall plans....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:22PM
text Remembering David Minton Silva by Lighthouse Linda
Great Activist and Grampa David Silva passed away. Remembering some of his winning ways, some history, a tribute....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:46PM
text An Open Letter to the Chief of Campus Police by UC Student Workers UAW 2865 Santa Cruz
Our open letter to the chief of campus police, after being invited to an open forum about campus safety. Thanks Sarah and Ana for this pointed and clear response declining the "offer". We demand a demilitarized campus, as one of our sunshine demands. FTP....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:56PM
document Scientists Urge Action to Protect Waters from Neonicotinoid Insecticides scientist-letter-on-neonics_mar_2018.pdf_140_.jpg by The Xerces Society
Will California’s regulators take steps to curtail neonicotinoid water pollution? If they take the advice of scientists, they will....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:45AM
image ForestWatch Takes Trump Administration to Court Over Public Access to Carrizo Plain Review Documents 480_carrizo-plain-national-monument_ronald-l.-williams_1.jpg by Los Padres ForestWatch
Santa Barbara, CA, March 15, 2018 — Today, Los Padres ForestWatch filed suit against the Department of the Interior after we tried and failed to gain access to public documents related to the federal agency’s review of the Carrizo Plain National Monument last summer....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:08AM
image Seaside High School Students Injured by Teacher with Gun 480_dennis-alexander-seaside-high-school_1.jpg by Democracy Now!
Dennis Alexander—who also serves as Mayor Pro Tem in Seaside and a reserve police officer—was teaching a lesson on gun safety when his pistol discharged. The bullet struck the classroom’s ceiling, ejecting shrapnel that lodged in a 17-year-old’s neck; two other students were injured by falling debris....
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:26PM
image Judge Orders County of Monterey to Stop Interfering with Workers’ Right to Representation 480_seiu-_local-521-riley-fcera-quote.jpg by SEIU Local 521
March 14, 2018 - SEIU members recently sent a strong message to Monterey County managers that they need to stop interfering with our right to union representation....
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:43AM
image Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Failure to Protect Pacific Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills 480_humpback_whale_and_calf_-_012016_-_noaa_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2018 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Foundation today sued 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: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:31AM
image Sheriff's Chief Deputy Appointed to Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial Board 480_lieutenant-craig-wilson-santa-cruz-sheriff_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Police News
Chief Deputy Craig Wilson of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has been appointed to the new editorial board of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The process was initiated by the Sentinel's new managing editor, Kara Meyberg Guzman. The appointment raises serious questions concerning the Sentinel's journalistic independence, and the news organization's ability in the future to adequately respond editorially to issues of police brutality and brutality within the Santa Cruz jail system. Wilson overs...
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:48PM
image End the Criminalization of Immigrants 480_keep_families_together_gettyimages-543495436_1.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Early in the morning of February 7, ICE agents stopped a couple driving their three children to daycare near Watsonville. The couple thought it was a routine traffic stop, but to their shock, the husband was detained and is now in custody, awaiting deportation proceedings. According to Attorney Doug Keegan of the Santa Cruz County Immigration Project, the man has no criminal record....
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:03PM
image Personal Account Details Brutality by First Alarm Guards as SCPD Looks On 480_first_alarm_security_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Police News
A personal account of physical abuse by First Alarm security guards, as officers from the Santa Cruz Police Department looked on, is being shared on social media by the victim's sister at:
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46AM
image Greenfield Union School District Board of Trustees Unanimously Pass Pesticide Safety Resolution 480_greenfield_union_school_district.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools
Greenfield, CA – On March 8, 2018 the Board of Trustees of Greenfield Union School District voted unanimously to pass a first of its kind pesticide safety resolution. Brought to the board by member Sonia Heredia, Resolution No. 1003 supports “protecting our staff and students from the health risks of agricultural pesticides by supporting a transition to less chemically-intensive agriculture and implementing buffer zones and notification systems for drift-prone pesticide applications around sc...
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:25PM
image Second New Year’s Count Supports Monarchs Movement Between Sites 480_monarch-overwintering-california-lara-drizd_1.jpg by The Xerces Society
The Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count provides a long-running record of the number of monarchs overwintering in California—including the steep decline of recent decades. Volunteers and biologists who take part in the Thanksgiving Count have been invaluable in monitoring the monarch population each fall for over twenty years. Last year, another count was added with the launch of the New Year’s Count—an opportunity to monitor the populations during a later period of the winter...
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:37AM
image Court Calls Third Strike on Industry Challenges to Decision to End Failed Otter Translocation and “No Otter Zone” Program 480_sea_otter_monterey_bay_kim_steinhardt_1.jpg by Earthjustice
Court of Appeals upholds U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service decision to end failed ‘No Otter Zone’ program meant to exclude sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast...
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 11:22AM
image Anti-houseless stickers spread in Santa Cruz public areas 480_28238106_1907286376249085_2332446946604351358_o_1.jpg by William Machtes
Sticker carrying violence-encouraging stereotype image of houseless tweaker found on crosswalk button downtown....
Posted: Thu Mar 8, 2018 9:56PM
image Full House at Paradox to Confront UCSC Growth 480_uc_santa_cruz_growth_meeting_chris_krohn_1.jpeg by Chris Krohn
Over 150 came out, most to voice concern and dissent, with UCSC and the UC Regents notion of wanting to expand enrollment by 50% at UC Santa Cruz campus....
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2018 11:50AM
image Because They Work: Rent Control & Tenant Protections 480_northern_california_tenants_protection_map_urban_habitat.jpg by Leslie Gordon, Urban Habitat
As the tenant-led rent control movement gains momentum in California, Urban Habitat is excited to release its new report, Strengthening Communities through Rent Control and Just-Cause Evictions. The report’s findings affirm that Bay Area cities must enact strong tenant protections to stem the displacement crisis and protect the fabric of low-income communities and communities of color....
Posted: Tue Mar 6, 2018 10:23AM
image Annual Monarch Count Shows Butterfly Still Threatened 480_monarchs_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Migration Could Collapse as Population Remains Low...
Posted: Mon Mar 5, 2018 5:15PM
calendar Anniversary of the Anti-homeless Fence Decorating Party 480_anti_homeless_fence_decorating_party_downtown_post_office_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
Post Office 850 Front St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 5, 2018 11:12AM
calendar Salinas Wears Black for 11 million Undocumented 480_national_day_of_protest_immigration_1.jpg by Ana Barrera
E. Alisal St. & N. Sanborn Ave., Salinas...
Event Date: Thu Mar 1, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:03PM