10:45 AM -12:30 PM at 703 Pacific–Sub Rosa Cafe Thursday 12-1 Back from the Holidays: HUFF indoors against the cold while the City busts camps at Harvey West & has no winter shelter. We chat:

HUFF Agenda Prospects12-01-22

 ++++  Time keeper; Pass-arounds aplenty; street reports  

 ++++   Action Ideas:  Visiting Ratner or new S.C. Mayor Keeley: Winter Shelter Absence

  ++++  Graduate Student Strike Update from Rita by phone perhaps.   

  ++++  Harvey West & Other Sweeps

  ++++  Attempting Benchlands follow-up contact list.  Callers wanted.

  ++++  Shelter shuffling—reports  Watcher wanted! 

  ++++  Lawsuit prospects: Contact with Disability Rights, State Lawyers Group

  ++++  Correcting and Updating the SC Free Guide: www.santacruzfreeguide.org  

  ++++  Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly); Laura & Rita: working on a “Know Your Rights” card

  ++++  Leave messages, updates at Posting Board at FNB Town Clock meal  noon-3 pm  daily

  ++++  Felton Update—Showers resumed? ;   ++++  Bad News from Backstory Brent:  FRSC-on-the-net archived tonight at https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%2012-01-22.mp3 .

    ++++  RV crackdown on Delaware: Reggie M. call

   ++++  Reports on  new Overlook RV Camp  

   ++++  Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship C.A.R.E. courts, out-of-county deportation, inadequate Reiss protections; Carvalho update, reports on recent 5150’s  Mental Health Advisory Community/Publicity Subcommitee Friday 12-2 10:30 AM  1400 Emeline Avenue, Room 207, Santa Cruz

   ++++  Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Still Wanted

              December issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are NOT YET available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833, but November issues are likely still there. The main branch of the Public Library contains the current November issue and back issues.  Last month’s edition and back issues are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/   The editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.   Contact Bathrobespierre Robert at HUFF. 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-27-22: Talks with Benchlands refugees Blue, Kazoo Jimmy & Jorge + Simba, Joseph, Jeffrey, Calvin, Cooper, Kathy, Rufus & Dreamcatcher…Flashback to 2002 Homeless Summit Prep on May 2nd

The November 27th 2022 show includes:

(11-23) Kazoo on the shortcomings of the Armory shelter
Wednesday (11-23) Town Clock memorial service and testimonials for (Nick the Greek)

A lookback to a rare 2022 anti-war Town Clock protest demanding NATO and Russia out of Ukraine.

Two more from Kazoo on the Armory (11-21) and 1220 River St. Shelter (11-22)

Blue surprised by a residence trailer donation (11-22)

Simba, the outdoor skeptic, on light landliving (11-24)

Joseph Taylor III’s update on housing search (11-24)Jimmy Two-Guns on Armory/Outlook conditions (11-24)

Calvin of the Steel Guitar looks back (11-26)

Brenda on her son outside and herself inside at the Overlook shelter (11-26)

Cooper on the latest parking lot eviction (11-26)

Jorge, first man arrested at Benchlands, (11-26)

Kathi and Rory on Section 8 landlord abuses (11-26)

Dreamcatcher holding it together, down, angry, but still there (11-26)

Flashback show to show May 2, 2002 features:
Lots of talk throughout about the Homeless Encampment “Sleep Summit” upcoming in Santa Cruz.

Steve Weiss’s HUFF-UCSC  report

Cops recover the Huffmobile after a chase

Musicmaker Mike True on anti-homeless music at Yuppie Planter (next to New Leaf) and a bust for offering CD’s for donation on Beach St. from “Sticky Fingers” Butchie Baker.”

Lighthouse Linda” Lemaster on the Summit and local Green Party’s problems with its in-power mayor.

Poetry aplenty by phone with Julia Vinograd

Olympia WA caller on the Summit and past SCPD anti-assembly actions.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-24-22 will stream at 6 PM today and be available as an archive: Today’s show is a Flashback to Feb. 14, 2008 featuring Measure K (Lowest Marijuana Enforcement) and San Jose Copwatch Interview

The 11-24-22 Show is a Flashback to February 14, 2008; it includes:

Revealing Santa Cruz City Council and SCPD collusion in sabotaging the citizen-initiated Measure K making private marijuana use the lowest enforcement priority for the SCPD.

Brian Parquette’s bad times at the Bookshop Coonerty where cops followed him into the public restroom to hassle him for grass.

Caller David on the authoritarian Coonerty clan and selective enforcement.

Anti-warriors divided & conquered: ​https://www.counterpunch.org/2008/02/12/antiwarriors-divided-and-conquered/

Berkeley street protests pro and con re: Marine murderer recruitment; a City Council resolution “unwelcoming” them.  

San Jose Copwatchers defend themselves—an interview with Brian Helmsley.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 11-20-22 streams at freakradio.org and will archive shortly after at huffsantacruz.org 9:30 AM-3 PM Rita Carmona on the Strike and Benchlands Aftermath ; Carol Denney’s Berkeley Update; Flashback to April 3, 2008

On the 11-20-22 show:

Flashback to 4-3-2008 show:

  • NYC’s Robert Lederman of Street Artists and Vendors Union A.R.T.I.S.T (Artists’ Response to Illegal State Tactics) on his successful struggle against Mayor Guilliani
  • S.C. Petitioners on Patrol:  Mike Jolson on the fight to legalize hemp and grass; Dan Cooper on managing petitioners
  • Iraqi war critique: https://www.alternet.org/2008/04/handed_over_to_a_government_called_sadr
  • More analysis and criticism of the Bush troop surge.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-17-22 will stream and archive shortly at 6 PM today: City Mangler Huffaker’s Sunny Final Solution to the Benchlands Question; Heavyheart Helga on the Felton Scene

On today’s 11-17-22 show:

Huddle with HUFF indoors against the cold while the City has no walk-in emergency shelter 10:45 AM -12:30 PM at 703 Pacific–Sub Rosa Cafe Thursday 11-17

HUFF Agenda Prospects 11-17-22 

 ++++  Time keeper; Pass-arounds aplenty; street reports  

 ++++  Meagre report from S.C. Shitty Council meeting Tuesday; Stupes meeting coming 11-22

 ++++   Action Ideas:  Visiting Ratner or new Mayor Keeley 

  ++++  Graduate Student Strike Update from Rita by phone.   

  ++++  Dividing the Benchlands follow-up contact list.  Callers wanted.

  ++++  Shelter shuffling—reports  Watcher wanted! 

  ++++  Lawsuit prospects: Getting accounts of Benchlands barbarity by City Removers. 

  ++++  Correcting and Updating the SC Free Guide: www.santacruzfreeguide.org  

  ++++  https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/1%20FRSC%2011-13-22.mp3​  (1 hr, 30 min, 45 sec into file)

   ++++  Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly); Laura & Rita: working on a “Know Your Rights” card

   ++++  Leave messages, updates at Posting Board at FNB Town Clock meal  noon-3 pm  daily

    ++++  Felton Follies against the groundsleepers; service cutbacks there—a report     ++++  City Mangler’s Report:   https://www.cityofsantacruz.com/community/homelessness

     ++++  RV crackdown on Delaware Ave? 

   ++++  Reports on  new Overlook RV Camp and Church/Biz Vehicular Campers:   Watcher?  

   ++++  Bay Area Stories:   

   ++++  Berkeley RV Success: “Berkeley vehicle dwellers win settlement in court” by Berkeley Copwatch in Street Spirit November 2022 p. 3. 

    ++++  Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship C.A.R.E. courts, out-of-county deportation, inadequate Reiss protections; Carvalho update, reports on recent 5150’s   Volunteers?  

    ++++  Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Wanted

    ++++  Long-time Laura’s discussion group following the HUFF meeting to relax, debrief, exchange info, discuss stuff from the end of the HUFF meeting—Meeting begins 12:30 p.m. or whenever HUFF ends.

              November issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833.  The main branch of the Public Library contains the current November issue and back issues.  Last month’s edition and back issues are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/   The editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.   Contact Bathrobespierre at HUFF. 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 11-13-22 streams at freakradio.org and will archive shortly after at huffsantacruz.org 9:30 AM-3 PM Reports from Satya Orion, Brent Adams, and Becky Johnson Flashback to June 16, 2005

On today’s 11-13-22 show [all interviews on 11-12]:

  • 10-15: Phone chat with community activist Satya Orion on living the unmasked life with microwave sensitivity 
  • Satya on Mike Mattingly’s trial for night gathering on Cowell Beach (https://www.facebook.com/mike.mattingly.940
  • Beggarbacker Becky Johnson updates the scattering odyssey of the Lapis Road vehicular residents. 
  • Backstory Brent Adams savages and salvages the service providers in the longest Adams interview ever. 
  • Deconstructing in part the misleading & out-of-date Santa Cruz Free Guide: https://www.santacruzfreeguide.org/static/pdfs/SC060922_eng.pdf 
  • Personal & professional memories of Paul Lee—the good and the not-so. 

 

The June 16, 2005 Flashback: 

  • Busted at City Council on Rotkin’s orders—Bathrobespierre’s view. 
  • Street Interviews: Alia’s false arrest 
  • Mike Metzer on Referee Basket’s “justice”—151 hours for jaywalking and hackeysacking  
  • Quarter Meal Troubles in Berkeley 
  • Bottleneck (Mark Donnell) and Duncan on cartpusher recyclers, street news (Tele Times) and imagined camp sanctuaries 
  • Julie Vinograd reads her poem “The Promised Land” 
  • Affordable housing?  Scott Beasley, Disability and Gretchen Regenheart at the S.C. Board of Stupes
  • [Music throughout from Working, a musical by Studs Terkel]

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show 11-10-22 will stream and archive shortly at 6 PM today: RV struggles in Sebastopol and Berkeley; Dreamcatcher and J.C. Orton Interviews

On the 11-10-22 show:
J.C. Orton Interview: Fund-Manager for money-poor conserved Berkeley residents and lead distributor of the Street Spirit monthly homeless newspaper.

Orton on the impacts and aftermath of COVID; religious questions as a Catholic Worker guy.

Copwatch update on successful lawsuit for Berkeley RV’s in the November 2022 issue of Street Spirit.

Catching up with Dreamcatcher in the abusive aftermath of the Benchlands demolitions.

An announced baptism in the San Lorenzo river by Father Joel Miller & a snappy reply or two from Hamocklover Hank

HUFF meets today, likely indoors, at Sub Rosa to brood on Election Debacle and Benchlands Wasteland 10:45 AM for about 2 hours 11-10-22

HUFF Agenda Prospects11-10-22

 ++++  Long-time Laura’s discussion group following the HUFF meeting to relax, debrief, exchange info, discuss stuff from the end of the HUFF meeting—Meeting begins 12:30 p.m. or whenever HUFF ends. 

 ++++  Time keeper; Pass-arounds aplenty; street reports   

 ++++   Election Results; HUFF response; Visiting Ratner or the new Mayor 

  ++++  Graduate Student Strike Update 

  ++++  Shelter shuffling—reports  Watcher wanted! 

  ++++  Organizing against Future Demolition: maintaining contact with Benchlands refugees and the many others outside: Callers wanted!  

  ++++   Lawsuit prospects: making use of Benchlands and Union sign-up’s. 

   ++++  HUFF at UCSC organizing—possible report from the video journalists 

   ++++  Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly); Laura’s Meeting 

   ++++  Shitty Council Meeting Next Tuesday 11-15 

   ++++  Monitoring Homeless Violence but no Posting Board at FNB: Volunteer? 

    ++++  Felton Follies against the groundsleepers; service cutbacks there—a report 

   ++++  City Mangler’s Quarterly Report (from 10-25 Council Meeting)   https://ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Documents/ViewDocument/CMFYI%20262%20-%20QUARTERLY%20GRANT%20REPORT%20-%20FISCAL%20YEAR%202022%20AS%20OF%20JUNE%2030%2C%202.pdf?meetingId=1981&documentType=Agenda&itemId=26904&publishId=37881&isSection=false 

Part 1:  https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%2010-13-22.mp3 (58 minutes in) 

Part 2:  https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/1%20FRSC%2010-16-22.mp3 (30 minutes in)  

   ++++  RV crackdown on Delaware Ave? 

   ++++  Reports on  new Overlook RV Camp:   Watcher?  

   ++++  Bay Area Stories:   

Oakland Encampment Sweep Policy:  https://cao-94612.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/Encampment-Management-Policy-88341-CMS.pdf  

   ++++  Berkeley RV Success: “Berkeley vehicle dwellers win settlement in court” by Berkeley Copwatch in Street Spirit November 2022 p. 3. 

    ++++  Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship C.A.R.E. courts, out-of-county deportation, inadequate Reiss protections; Carvalho update, reports on recent 5150’s   Volunteers?  

    ++++  Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Wanted 

              November issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet are available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833.  The main branch of the Public Library contains the current November issue and back issues.  Last month’s edition and back issues are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/   The editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.   Contact Bathrobespierre at HUFF. 

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 11-6-22 streams at freakradio.org 9:30 AM-5 PM and will archive at huffsantacruz.org at 9:30 AM Survivors of Benchlands and of the Shelters; Flashbacks: UCSC’s 2005 Tent University; April 21 & 24th Shows

As usual, the show will archive at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html, and will play on the net at www.freakradio.org

Brief written descriptions of many of these shows (so you know what you are getting into) are posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  

Your friends can also sign up to receive advance notice of the content of the twice-weekly shows by e-mailing rnorse3@hotmail.com and asking to be put on the HUFF e-mail list.

On today’s 11-6-22 show:

  • 10-16: Jimmy “Two Guns” aka James Michael Gonzalez on
  • “Johnny Lunchbucket” denounces Benchlands residents and calls for stern authoritarian measures against Meth
  • Gregory Lee Smith—long-time Benchlands resident says “clean them out”, Leonard offered no alternatives
  • Seymour Slabb, 35-year Santa Cruz guitarist; Joe declaring Keith M. the defacto mayor; Mark Stefani
  • 11-5: “Touch of Tomorrow” Thomas on Fresno activism and shelter versus Santa Cruz Housing Matters alternative
  • “Just Watchin'” George on rental changes and rats-on-the-run

On the 4-21-05 FLASHBACK show:

  • 4-18:  Before the police assault on lockdown students:
  • Ben More’s NBC-11 interview with a Tent U activist.
  • Julia’s reports on UCSC bureaucrats Jean Ray Scott and Gale Heiss
  • Homeless students living on campus: Molly, Woodsie, and Chel comment
  • Police assault: Eric Robson on xxx; Body Marks, Film Student, films and reports.
  • Tony Pollay on police attack on one man; video journalist hassled; Joaquin on the arrests
  • Students lockdown; police use pain compliance holds
  • Felton Medical Marijuana provider Roger Mentch on his conviction for supplying medicine.
  • Phone calls from Dangerous John T. on Tent U status; Andrea on Mentch support; Anita Henri on controversial history of medical marijuana in S.C.
  • Becky J.’s attempted interview of UCSC Police boss Mickey Aluffi; Bob Lamonica’s caustic critic of Tent U

On the 4-24-05 FLASHBACK show:

  • 4-18: Continued police attack on the Tent U assembly
  • 4-18: Amanda, Sasha, Eric, Becky J., Kathy S., Linda L. & others on police encounters
  • 4-18: Amanda Blackley who wouldn’t leave
  • 4-14: Santa Cruz Mayor Mike Rotkin defends the Sleeping Ban & SCPD actions at Tent U.
  • Phone reactions from Walt, and Bob L.
  • 4-21: Downtown dialogue with drummers & more
  • Will Parish and Brigitara Issis of the Coalition of University Employees
  • Leelah calls in from the Psych Ward
  • Attorney Paul Sanford on John Maurer’s “Fuck the Pigs” sign in his cap