[scimc-news] Occupy Santa Cruz says, "Arrest The Real Criminals!", plus Desalination, Don Lane and Highway 1
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* Demonstration at Wells Fargo in Solidarity with 75 River St. Arrestees
* Campaign Kicks Off for Voters' Right to Decide on Desalination in Santa Cruz
* Brown Act Demand to Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane
* Banner Hung to Protest Highway 1 Widening in Santa Cruz
February 21st 7:00 PM: How Will All Those Proposed Initiatives Affect Santa Cruz?
February 24th 5:00 PM: ICBM launch - Protest at Vandenberg Air Base
February 27th 12:00 PM: HOE DOWN: Occupy Our Food Supply Global Day of Gardening
February 28th 5:00 PM: Potluck for Transition Santa Cruz: What's all this about Sharing?
February 28th 7:00 PM: Planning for a Sustainable Soquel Drive Corridor
March 3rd 11:00 AM: UC Santa Cruz Annual Earth Summit
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Demonstration at Wells Fargo in Solidarity with 75 River St. Arrestees
Occupy Santa Cruz says, "Occupy 74 River Street! Arrest The Real Criminals!"
On February 7th, 11 people were criminally charged for an occupation which began on November 30th, 2011 of a former bank building, now owned by Wells Fargo, located at 75 River St. in Santa Cruz. The occupation was intended to turn the space into a community center hosting a slew of services the city does not offer. The accused are charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors, including conspiracy, trespass and vandalism. A solidarity demonstration was held on February 15th in front of the Wells Fargo branch at 74 River St.
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Campaign Kicks Off for Voters' Right to Decide on Desalination in Santa Cruz
One of the major issues now confronting the City of Santa Cruz, and residents outside the city limits, too, is whether or not the City should partner with the Soquel Creek Water District to construct a $100 million dollar desalination plant to meet the need for water during drought periods in the City of Santa Cruz water service area, and to help relieve the threat of groundwater overdraft in the Soquel Creek Water District. A kickoff party for the Right to Vote On Desalination initiative was held on Sunday, February 12th in Santa Cruz.
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Brown Act Demand to Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane
Selective Cancellation of Oral Communications at Santa Cruz City Council
Brown Act Demand to Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane Mayor Don Lane â in the most blatant selective cancellation of Oral Communications yet at City Council â denied Robert Norse and several other speakers public speaking time at the close of the January 24th Santa Cruz City Council meeting. The agenda scheduled that public comment period for the end of the afternoon session. As described in a letter from Norse to Lane, Lane adjourned the meeting rather than allow time for people to speak.
Banner Hung to Protest Highway 1 Widening in Santa Cruz
In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, January 30th, a small group of activists hung a banner from the La Fonda HWY 1 overpass by Harbor High. The banner read "WIDENING WASTE$". The approximately one-mile widening project will cost almost $20 million, to be funded by the State Transportation Bond and State Transportation Improvement Program funds. There are a number of other projects competing for those millions of dollars that may now not be funded because of the high cost of the widening project.
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