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image Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California 480_brown_vs._trump_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Protecting the health of our coastal waters is essential to our commitment to conserving the ecosystem and marine life necessary for our maritime culture,” said Mati Waiya, executive director of Wishtoyo Foundation. “The decision by honorable Judge Gutierrez upholds the law that ensures the health of our ocean waters. We all celebrate this decision that honors the rights of our maritime resources.”...
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:24PM
image Local Victories Power California Tenant Movement, Despite Prop. 10 Loss 480_please_stop_raising_our_rent_1.jpg by Tenants Together
Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 12:24PM
document Polling Folks Outside for November 15th campground_poll__updated_again.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
This poll was distributed yesterday at the Red Church meal and will be made available to unhoused (and housed) folks throughout the City to provide input for the march on November 15th to begin at the Town Clock and lead to a Campsite....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 9:06AM
image Rent Control: The Bigger Picture 480_i_support_rent_control_in_santa_cruz_1.jpg by YES on M: SC for Rent Control
The scope of the crisis faced by renters in Santa Cruz is familiar to most of us: the extra jobs required to pay the rent, the threat of eviction, the endless searches for an affordable place, the looming possibility of homelessness. Not mentioned as often are all the side effects of this insecurity: illness, relationships distorted by impossible conditions, life plans and careers derailed. While the crisis here is extreme, Santa Cruz is not alone. According to research by the National Low In...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:37PM
image Darius Mohsenin Harasses Organizers of Color 480_darius_mohsenin_racist_santa_cruz_rent_control_flyer_1.jpg by Rent Control Now
This is urgent, please share: This is why we are YES ON M & YES ON 10...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:22PM
image City Council Candidate Ashley Scontriano Calls Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones "Enlightening" 480_ashley_scontriano_alex_jones_black_lives_matter_santa_cruz_city_council_1.jpg by Peter Green
After Santa Cruz City Council candidate Ashley Scontriano refused to denounce white supremacy at a candidates forum held at UC Santa Cruz on Monday night, students in the audience chanted "Black Lives Matter" in unison. A short while later Scontriano walked out of the forum, as did two other candidates. "A group of students started chanting Black Lives Matter after I spoke up about equality for all, not just for one race or gender," Scontriano later stated. Scontriano's views on the Black Liv...
Posted: Sat Nov 3, 2018 6:27PM
image Beware of Greg Larson 480_greg-larson---santa-cruz-city-council-candidate_1.jpg by Bratton Online
Never in my 48 (forty eight) years of voting in Santa Cruz have I watched a more desperate candidate than Greg Larson. I’ve never seen more money spent by an individual than Greg Larson, either. We need to ask why he has such desire, drive and — and such questionable financial backing. That includes every major developer, and of course the Boardwalk, franchises, the real estate conglomerate…think for a second what that means for Santa Cruz’s future....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 10:47PM
video City Council candidates walk out of UCSC forum when questioned about white supremacy (video/mp4 15.9MB) by Black Lives Matter Ally
On October 29 at a city council candidates forum at UC Santa Cruz, all of the white candidates running except for Phil Crawford and Cynthia Hawthorne walked out after being called out by the audience for responding with pro-police and "All Lives Matter" statements to a question about what they would do to combat white supremacy, according to an account published by a student on social media. (Video: Candidate Drew Glover speaks about the prevalence of white supremacy in Santa Cruz, followed b...
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:30PM
image Photos: March Against Racist Slumlord Darius Mohsenin 480_santa_cruz_rent_contyrol_no_on_measure_m_racist_slumlord_darius_mohsenin_1_1.jpg by Rent Control Now
Today the Santa Cruz community gathered at the Town Clock to march and protest the actions of slumlord Darius Mohsenin, a downtown apartment building owner who poorly maintains his property, and distributed racist flyers against Measure M and rent control in Santa Cruz at a recent local housing event....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 7:58PM
image Demonstration Against Racist Slumlord Darius Mohsenin 480_scumbagdarius.jpg by Zav Hershfield
Students United with Renters and the Yes on M Campaign will march on Pacific Avenue Friday at 5:30pm to protest racist slumlord Darius Mohsenin and the No on M campaign’s ties to him. The march will begin at the downtown clock tower and move down Pacific Avenue to the corner of Pacific and Cathcart. At that corner we will host a series of speakers who will address Mr. Mohsenin’s racism, who is funding the campaign against M, and why attendees should vote Yes on M on November 6. We will then o...
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 8:51PM
image "It's Okay to be White" Flyers Plastered on Martin Luther King Jr. Statue at Cabrillo College 480_martin_luther_king_statue_cabrillo_college_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
On Wednesday, in addition to a stabbing on campus, the well loved statue of Martin Luther King Jr. at Cabrillo College was plastered with flyers containing a handwritten racist message saying "it's okay to be white."...
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 4:06PM
calendar More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty homeless.jpg by Keith McHenry
Post Office 850 Front St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:07PM
image Sanctuary Santa Cruz Endorses Measure M and Proposition 10 480_santa-cruz-rent-control-yes-on-measure-m.jpg by Sanctuary Santa Cruz
Sanctuary Santa Cruz, a coalition of seven local groups and an adherent to the national Poor People’s Campaign, has voted to endorse two important ballot measures whose outcomes will affect the most vulnerable members of our community: Measure M, and Proposition 10....
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:58PM
calendar March Against Racist Slumlords 480_santa_cruz_slumlords_1.jpg by Students United with Renters
Santa Cruz Town Clock Water St. & Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:30PM
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26AM
image Measure M: The Facts About Relocation Assistance 480_santa_cruz_rent_control_relocation_assistance.jpg by Yes on M: SC for Rent Control
Much of the debate about Measure M has involved the amount of Relocation Assistance that landlords are required to pay in certain situations. For most tenants, the amount is calculated as 6 times the HUD Fair Market Rate for a similar size rental, but this does NOT equate to the actual amount of rent that tenants pay in Santa Cruz - this amount adds up to less than 4 months' rent on the open market in all cases....
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:30PM
image Community Survival Camp Forming 480_community_survival_camp_santa_cruz_homeless_2018_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty...
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:03PM
document Campground Crisis As Winter Approaches city_council_speech_10-23-18_1.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
The River St. campground, City Manager Bernal tells us, is slated for dispersal at the end of November, breaking the promises by his underlings—Susie O’Hara and Tina Shull that it would last through the winter until April. Instead the population will be shoehorned into a small night-time only shelter, leaving little or no room for other winter shelter refugees....
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:25PM
image Over 300 Attend UCSC’s “No Place Like Home” Forum in Santa Cruz 480_no_place_like_home_forum_santa_cruz_1.jpg by SEIU Local 521
On October 18, over 300 people gathered at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for UCSC’s “No Place Like Home” forum. The event revealed the results of months of research by UCSC students into how the local housing crisis is impacting Santa Cruz residents. As part of the study, hundreds of members of our union took part in surveys and interviews with students....
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:59PM
image Santa Cruz Post Office Adds Permanent Iron Fence to Keep Out Those without Housing 480_santa_cruz_post_office_anti_homeless_architecture_fence_1_1.jpg by Keith McHenry
A day after we share food with over 200 people, the Post Office adds a permanent iron fence to keep out those without housing. This after announcing the closing of the River Street city run camp and the fencing off of the parks and closing toilets. Still the city and county take in $3.3 million for homeless assistance....
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:11PM
image Santa Cruz ACLU Hosts Forum on Excessive Force 480_28827243_1926883674012958_2012224496050605052_o_1.jpg by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Panelists Engage in Robust Discussion on Police Practises...
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:40PM