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Alex Darocy
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Despite Heavy Police and Security Presence, Campers Make it Through the Night at City Hall
On Sunday night members of local homeless rights organizations held their second community campout at Santa Cruz City Hall. Making it through the entire evening at City Hall was no easy task for the group, which was comprised of some individuals who have ho...
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Community Campout Ends with Citations
On July 4, community members in Santa Cruz held a public campout at Santa Cruz City Hall, but it was quickly cut short by police at about 1am. The campout was organized in response to the recent reduction of services at the Homeless Services Center that occ...
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Sitting Freely in Downtown Monterey
At their latest monthly sit-in, community members protesting the sit-lie ban in Monterey sat freely on the sidewalk on Alvarado Street for the first time since beginning their protests. At each of the four previous sit-ins, demonstrators were pressured to d...
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Taking the Pledge to Mobilize at the Climate Mobilization Rally
Community members in Santa Cruz gathered at the Town Clock on June 14 to rally and share information about climate change in order to encourage individuals to take the Climate Mobilization pledge, which demands a "WWII scale" effort by society to create a 1...
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Family Seeks Justice for Jose Velasco after Violent Arrest by Salinas Police
On June 13, a demonstration seeking justice for Jose Velasco was held on North Main Street in Salinas, the location where the 28-year-old was tased and beaten aggressively with batons by police officers with the SPD on June 5. Velasco's three sisters and hi...
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35th Anniversary of Food Not Bombs Celebrated by Hundreds in Santa Cruz
By combining social and environmental justice activism, nonviolent direct action, and a philosophy that emphasizes sharing over charity, Food Not Bombs has differentiated itself from other global organizations that distribute food to the hungry. These disti...
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Resolution Reached for 75 River Street Occupation Defendants
Three of the four remaining Santa Cruz Eleven defendants resolved their legal cases in Santa Cruz Superior Court today. Gabriella Ripley-Phipps and Brent Adams were present in court and pleaded "no contest" to one misdemeanor count each of trespass in assoc...
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Peace and Justice Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual 4th of July Rally
Today on the 4th of July, community members in Santa Cruz brought messages of peace, justice, and equality to Ocean Street as they greeted visitors entering town for the busy holiday. Every year a variety of groups working on peace and justice issues rally ...
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UCSC Highway Six Back in Court June 29 & 30
The six UCSC students charged in association with the March 3 blockade of Highway 17, where it meets Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, will be back in court on June 29 and June 30. On June 29 at 10:00am, there will be a hearing in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to...
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Santa Cruz Residents Rally in Solidarity with Indigenous Movements to Oppose Sainthood for Serra
Local residents rallied is Santa Cruz on June 14 to oppose the Catholic Church's plans to canonize Junipero Serra this September, which was approved by Pope Francis. Serra presided over the brutal California mission system during its founding in the 18th ce...
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UC Santa Cruz Lecturers Mark Expiration of Contract with "St. Precaria's Picnic"
On June 1 the Lecturer's labor contract at UC Santa Cruz expired, and union members with American Federation of Teachers Local 2199 and their supporters marked the day by picketing - and picnicking - at the base of campus. Messages in support of adjunct-fac...
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Vigil Marks One Year Since Osmar Hernandez was Killed by Salinas Police
Community members in East Salinas held a vigil on May 9 to mark the day 26-year-old Osmar Hernandez was killed by Salinas Police in 2014. Osmar's family members were in attendance; Maria Guardado-Hernandez spoke, and Asuncion Guardado stood by solemnly whil...
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I am a photographer/artist from Santa Cruz, Ca, and I have a BA in History of Art and Visual Culture from UCSC.
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    History of Art & Visual Culture, 2010
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