HUFF braves the cold! Come on in and quaff some coffee WEDNESDAY 11-29 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe…

HUFFsters will be scrutinizing the latest City Council crapola, sharing updates on the San Lorenzo Campground and the Lapis Road Longriders, and preparing for the winter woes.   
Monterey County activists are still fighting for the rights of RV dwellers on Lapis Road.  Becky Johnson is slated to truck on up from Seaside to report the latest.


Berkeley activist Cornerstone Carol Denney fights what she describes as a phony politically-motivated retrial for “assault and battery”.


San Lorenzo Campground continues as a survival campground, though shrunken in size and more rigidly patrolled.

HUFF will be filing updated Public Records Act requests to see if there’s been a slackening or intensification of citations from July through November.  Volunteers step forward to help–and call 831-423-4833.

Please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown. And also note the harassment actions against homeless in downtown, residential, and business areas where ticketing apparently has continued and possibly intensified.

 

The Sleeping Ban City Council’s current toleration of San Lorenzo survival activity should not be mistaken for fair and equal treatment of unhoused people in public spaces generally.  The restrictive laws include Stay-Away’s, single vehicle parking, overnight (and in some areas 24-hour) parking bans, abusive enforcement of Downtown Ordinances on Pacific as well as heavy and selective enforcement of the “no smoking” ordinances.

The real reason limited camper toleration is here is police enforcement is an impossibility.   Both in terms of economics and real-life-consequences, the plan to drive homeless folks out of sight and out of town just doesn’t work.  As services are cut back or require “a path to housing” (vouchers, checks), folks appear on the streets, next to buildings, etc.  Tickets in the Pogonip, along the tracks, and in the parks has caused a migration to residential neighborhoods—causing a flurry of quacking and cawing by enraged bourgeois residents.

The San Diego ACLU (local ACLU take note!) has failed a lawsuit against anti-homeless deportation policies down there.  See http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-homeless-lawsuit-20171116-story.html .

Inadequate Winter Shelter started in mid-November at the Salvation Army with some minor improvements in intake from last year.   Hopefully the opening of this mini-programs won’t be the pretext for driving folks away from San Lorenzo.  Contact allies of the homeless such as Food Not Bombs to oppose a likely winter sweep.

The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of the abusive Stay-Away process for the last 9 months. Help HUFF document this wretched recordto uncover the obvious pattern of enforcement which largely impacts houseless people.  We’ll be hoping to look into some of the records after the HUFF meeting.  

 

You can also help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks; contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).  Also report any frivolous citations (sitting, smoking in a distant and vacant area, so-called “trespass” on public property, and, of course, camping as well as the ever-popular “open container” cirations).

 

If meetings aren’t your thing, but you  wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833

 

Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday & Sunday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377.


Or go on line to the Facebook page of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.   FNB activists fear an upsurge of pressure against the downtown meals near the post office as follow up to the “coaxed removal” of the homeless encampment there.   Sign up to support their Emergency Response Network by contacting them through Facebook or in person at the Saturday and Sunday meals.  The idea is to quickly gather in numbers if city authorities attempt to shut down the meal.

Sunday 11-26 9:30 AM-2:30+ PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM—Tenant v Landlord Rep at SleepTight, Edward Lawson in New Jersey, Marina RV Dwellers Resist & More…

The show also streams at freakradio.org .

Additionally:  City Council Pestilent Preview; Monterey County Homeless Rights Activists Becky Johnson and Wes White update the latest Lapis Road Resistance;

Archives later today at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171126.mp3   if you missed the show as it was playing.

To hear shows not captured at the Latest Shows site (http://radiolibre.org/brb/), go to the Lost Shows Site at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html and look there.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now relocated to San Lorenzo Park.   Join Food Not Bombs locally.  Sign up for the Emergency Response Network to defend Food Not Bombs as well as the San Lorenzo Sleepers when the token Winter Shelter opens in mid-month.

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.   Still a $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space for Free Radio Santa Cruz to rent in Santa Cruz.

 

6 PM tonight 11-23-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: A Replay of Last Thursday’s 11-16-17 show with David Silva’s Council Report, Edward Lawson’s “Right to Loiter Without ID” Victory, and the Salinas Camping Ban Struggle

Thanksgiving Day Interviews at the Vet’s Hall will hopefully make it on air on Sunday sometime after 9:30 AM.  We’ll also have an interview with Wildfire of Lapis Road in Monterey County reporting on Deputy harassment (again!) out there on Sunday.   If anyone made it to last Monday’s Public Safety (ha ha!) Committee meeting where City Manager Martin Bernal faced Take Back Santa Cruz-style hostility to the San Lorenzo Campground, give me a call and let me know.

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171123.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  For more direct information on the folks sleeping at night in San Lorenzo Park, talk with them directly there.

Google “Santa Cruz Tenants” to make contact with local tenants rights group.

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

NO HUFF TODAY Come back next week WEDNESDAY 11-29 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe…but check out Thanksgiving Vets Hall meal tomorrow 11-23 noon and after

HUFFsters will be goofing off today.   Wednesday, November 29th is the next meeting date for HUFF at the Sub Rosa Cafe. 
Monterey County activists fighting for the rights of RV dwellers on Lapis Road report a storm of daytime “move-along” citations in spite of the proposed and night-time only so-called Safe Parking Program that send RV’s nomading off during the daytime hours where the nearby cities have RV parking bans.  An earlier story is at http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20171017/NEWS/171019797


San Lorenzo Campground continues as a survival campground, in spite of venomous flak from former Police Boss Kevin Vogel in the Sunday Sentinel, uncovering a barely concealed homeless-hostile agenda.  Perhaps a bid for political power or a response to pressure from reactionary colleagues.  See http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20171118/kevin-m-vogel-end-the-illegal-occupation-of-san-lorenzo-park-now and the chorus of Dittos that follows from the usual crew of bigots.  Though reportedly limited to confined spaces and smaller numbers than prior to the “clean up”, folks are sharing spaces there.  An update from City on a Hill can be found at http://www.cityonahillpress.com/2017/11/16/43933/

The Parks and Records citation searching crew has found an upsurge of stay-away orders from San Lorenzo Park back in June, but has yet to request and research July through November citations.  Volunteers step forward to help–and call 831-423-4833.

Please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown. And also note the harassment actions against homeless in downtown, residential, and business areas where ticketing apparently has continued and possibly intensified.

 

The Sleeping Ban City Council’s current toleration of San Lorenzo survival activity should not be mistaken for fair and equal treatment of unhoused people in public spaces generally.  The restrictive laws include Stay-Away’s, single vehicle parking, overnight (and in some areas 24-hour) parking bans, abusive enforcement of Downtown Ordinances on Pacific as well as heavy and selective enforcement of the “no smoking” ordinances.

The real reason limited camper toleration is here is police enforcement is an impossibility.   Both in terms of economics and real-life-consequences, the plan to drive homeless folks out of sight and out of town just doesn’t work.  As services are cut back or require “a path to housing” (vouchers, checks), folks appear on the streets, next to buildings, etc.  Tickets in the Pogonip, along the tracks, and in the parks has caused a migration to residential neighborhoods—causing a flurry of quacking and cawing by enraged bourgeois residents.

The San Diego ACLU (local ACLU take note!) has failed a lawsuit against anti-homeless deportation policies down there.  See http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-homeless-lawsuit-20171116-story.html .

Inadequate Winter Shelter started in mid-November at the Salvation Army with some minor improvements in intake from last year.   Hopefully the opening of this mini-programs won’t be the pretext for driving folks away from San Lorenzo.  Contact allies of the homeless such as Food Not Bombs to oppose a likely winter sweep.

The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of the abusive Stay-Away process for the last 9 months. Help HUFF document this wretched record to uncover the obvious pattern of enforcement which largely impacts houseless people.  We’ll be hoping to look into some of the records after the HUFF meeting.  

 

You can also help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks; contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).  Also report any frivolous citations (sitting, smoking in a distant and vacant area, so-called “trespass” on public property, and, of course, camping as well as the ever-popular “open container” citations).

 

If meetings aren’t your thing, but you  wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833

 

Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday & Sunday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377.


Or go on line to the Facebook page of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.   FNB activists fear an upsurge of pressure against the downtown meals near the post office as follow up to the “coaxed removal” of the homeless encampment there.   Sign up to support their Emergency Response Network by contacting them through Facebook or in person at the Saturday and Sunday meals.  The idea is to quickly gather in numbers if city authorities attempt to shut down the meal.

Sunday 11-19 9:30 AM-2:30+ PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM—Brent Adams’s San Lorenzo Campground Update, Carol Denney on Berkeley Doings, FLASHBACK 1-16-03

The show also streams at freakradio.org .

Updates: A Grim Look at the Upcoming City Council meeting & Other Updates,

FLASHBACKS:   Peace activist Joe Williams and Co-Hosts Jeffrey Gale and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse Defend the Street Performers Voluntary Guidelines in the days before their destruction at City Council’s hands.


Archives later today at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171119.mp3   if you missed the show as it was playing.

To hear last Sunday’s 11-12 show, go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html and search for the show…on 11-20 or later.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now relocated to San Lorenzo Park.   Join Food Not Bombs locally.  Sign up for the Emergency Response Netowork to defend Food Not Bombs as well as the San Lorenzo Sleepers when the token Winter Shelter opens in mid-month. 

 

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.   Still a $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space for Free Radio Santa Cruz to rent in Santa Cruz.

 

6 PM tonight 11-16-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Silva’s City Council Round-Up, Salinas Anti-Camping Ban Rally, & More

Silva, Salinas, and a report from Attorney Antony Prince on the Salinas Camping Ban–plus added goodies.

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171116.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  For more direct information on the folks sleeping at night in San Lorenzo Park, talk with them directly there.

Google “Santa Cruz Tenants” to make contact with local tenants rights group.

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

HUFF AT YOU AGAIN WEDNESDAY 11-15 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe to keep close tabs on the pause in Sleeping Ban Enforcement and the San Lorenzo Campground

Wednesday, November 15th is the next meeting date for HUFF at the Sub Rosa Cafe. 
We’ll likely continue on a bi-weekly schedule with long-distance laps from Monterey County activists fighting for the rights of RV dwellers on Lapis Road.  Becky Johnson will be reporting on the Monterey Board of Supervisors latest decision for a so-called Safe Parking Program that send RV’s nomading off during the daytime hours where the nearby cities have RV parking bans.

Also under observation are conditions at the San Lorenzo Campground–now reportedly limited to confined spaces and smaller numbers.  Latest updates are at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/05/18804203.php?show_comments=1#18804543 .

Reports also incoming from Salinas, Marina, and the three First They Came for the Homeless encampments in Berkeley.  We have three more days to look over SCPD and P & R records detailing the current use of Stay-Away’s.

Please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown. And also note the harassment actions against homeless in downtown, residential, and business areas where ticketing apparently has continued and possibly intensified.

 

It seems the “clear ‘em out of the downtown by containing them in San Lorenzo Park” policy is continuing–which has a sort of resignation to sanity quality to it.   Promises and predictions by Chief Andy Mills, at least as far as a tolerated camping area, are so far being kept to his credit, that of Parks and Rec boss Mauro Garcia, and most uncharacteristically City Manager Martin Bernal.

However, this toleration should not be mistaken for fair and equal treatment of unhoused people in public spaces generally.  The restrictive laws that include Stay-Away’s, single vehicle parking, overnight (and in some areas 24-hour) parking bans, abusive enforcement of Downtown Ordinances on Pacific stay in place.

Interestingly enough, there were no negative comments at the Tuesday 11-14 Oral Communications period of the City Council.  Though why anyone would wait an hour to talk for 2 minutes (Mayor Chitty-Chatty Chase’s current time allowance during this “doghouse” period), it’s hard to fathom.  

The real reason limited camper toleration is here is police enforcement is an impossibility.   Both in terms of economics and real-life-consequences, the plan to drive homeless folks out of sight and out of town just doesn’t work.  More and more folks face the rental rampage of landlord profiteering and the City’s endless gentrification (boondoggles for Airbnb and developers).  As services are cut back or require “a path to housing” (vouchers, checks), folks appear on the streets, next to buildings, etc.  As they are ticketed in the Pogonip, along the tracks, and downtown, they migrate to residential neighborhoods—causing a flurry of quacking and cawing by enraged bourgeois residents.

Inadequate Winter Shelter comes rolling down the pike starting in mid-November and expanding somewhat in December.   Hopefully the opening of these mini-programs won’t be the pretext for driving folks away from San Lorenzo.  Allies of those organizing to support the survival communities there should consider strategies for possible resistance.

The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of the abusive Stay-Away process for the last 9 months as has Parks and Recreation–after much prompting.   Help HUFF document this wretched recordto uncover the obvious pattern of enforcement which largely impacts houseless people.  We’ll be hoping to look into some of the records after the HUFF meeting.  As mentioned above, we have only 3 days before they require us to renew the request.

 

You can also help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks; contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).

 

If meetings aren’t your thing, but you  wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833

 

Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday & Sunday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377.


Or go on line to the Facebook page of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.   FNB activists fear an upsurge of pressure against the downtown meals near the post office as follow up to the “coaxed removal” of the homeless encampment there.   Sign up to support their Emergency Response Network by contacting them through Facebook or in person at the Saturday and Sunday meals.  The idea is to quickly gather in numbers if city authorities attempt to shut down the meal.

 

Sunday 11-12 9:30 AM-2:30+ PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM—City Council Preview for 11-14, Brent Adams on the San Lorenzo Campground, FLASHBACKS to 12-18-14 –John Malkin– SCPD’s “Bearcat” Coup, 11-1 HUFF cont., 1989 Trial

The show also streams at freakradio.org .

Updates: A Grim Look at the Upcoming City Council meeting & Other Updates,

FLASHBACKS:   John Malkin reviews the SCPD and the (then) recent BEARCAT controversy; “Catch Her if you Can” Katy on the Homeless Reading of the Dead at the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center, and Robert Aguirre on the Demolition and Deportation of the San Jose “Jungle”….Part 2 of the recent HUFF Meeting   and the first segment of the Mega Sleep In Trial of activists, students, and unhoused folks on April 14, 1989 with defender Ray Grueneich squaring off against city persecutor John Barisone.


Archives later today at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171112.mp3   if you missed the show as it was playing.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer different kinds of support for the Survival Sleepers now relocated to San Lorenzo Park.   Join Food Not Bombs locally.  Sign up for the Emergency Response Netowork to defend Food Not Bombs as well as the San Lorenzo Sleepers when the token Winter Shelter opens in mid-month.

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.   Still a $500 reward for any info leading to Free Radio’s finding a 10′ X 10′  studio space for Free Radio Santa Cruz to rent in Santa Cruz.

 

6 PM tonight 11-9-17 on 101.3 FM, streams at freakradio.org: Doings at San Lorenzo Park

Interviews from the street and from the park.

Current street reports and messages can be left at 831-423-4833.

The show streams on freakradio.org and archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb171109.mp3

For info on how to act and not just listen while gentrification galooses take over the City and drive out the poor, go to the Food Not Bombs and  Freedom Sleeper facebook pages.  For more direct information on the folks sleeping at night in San Lorenzo Park, talk with them directly there.

Google “Santa Cruz Tenants” to make contact with local tenants rights group.

Volunteer to support the Homeless struggling against Dehumanization at 575-330-3377 or by meeting with folks on the street.

HUFF NOT MEETING WEDNESDAY (11-8) NEXT MEETING 11-15 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe to see if authorities are keeping their promises on campground support

Wednesday, November 15th is the next meeting date for HUFF at the Sub Rosa Cafe.


We’ll likely continue on a bi-weekly schedule with long-distance laps from Monterey County activists fighting for the rights of RV dwellers on Lapis Road.

Under observation in the days ahead are conditions at the San Lorenzo Campground.  Latest updates are at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/05/18804203.php?show_comments=1#18804294 .   We have another week to look over SCPD and P & R records detailing the current use of Stay-Away’s and may also be getting updates from Berkeley, Sacramento, Salinas, and Fresno.

Please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park, around the Post Office, and along the Coral St. sidewalk where numerous nightly encampments have grown. And also note the harassment actions against homeless in downtown, residential, and business areas where ticketing apparently has continued and possibly intensified.

 

It seems the “clear ‘em out of the downtown by containing them in San Lorenzo Park” policy is continuing–which has a sort of resignation to sanity quality to it.   Promises and predictions by Chief Andy Mills, at least as far as a tolerated camping area, are so far being kept.  However, this toleration should not be mistaken for fair and equal treatment of unhoused people in public spaces.  The restrictive laws that have produced Stay-Away’s, single vehicle parking, overnight parking bans, abusive enforcement of Downtown Ordinances on Pacific stay in place.  Inadequate Winter Shelter comes rolling down the pike starting in mid-November and expanding somewhat in December.

The real reason limited camper toleration is here is police enforcement is an impossibility.   Both in terms of economics and real-life-consequences, the plan to drive homeless folks out of sight and out of town just doesn’t work.  More and more folks face the rental rampage of landlord profiteering and the City’s endless gentrification (boondoggles for Airbnb and developers).  As services are cut back or require “a path to housing” (vouchers, checks), folks appear on the streets, next to buildings, etc.  As they are ticketed in the Pogonip, along the tracks, and downtown, they migrate to residential neighborhoods—causing a flurry of quacking and cawing by enraged bourgeois residents.


The SCPD has readied Public Records that document the use of the abusive Stay-Away process for the last 9 months as has Parks and Recreation–after much prompting.   Help HUFF document this wretched record to uncover the obvious pattern of enforcement which largely impacts houseless people.  We’ll be hoping to look into some of the records after the HUFF meeting. 

 

You can also help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks; contact Food Not Bombs  or HUFF  (numbers below).  Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).

 

If meetings aren’t your thing, but you  wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833

 

Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday & Sunday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless.  Contact them at 575-770-3377.


Or go on line to the Facebook page of Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs.   FNB activists fear an upsurge of pressure against the downtown meals near the post office as follow up to the “coaxed removal” of the homeless encampment there.   Sign up to support their Emergency Response Network by contacting them through Facebook or in person at the Saturday and Sunday meals.  The idea is to quickly gather in numbers if city authorities attempt to shut down the meal.