Sunday 12-30-18 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: November and December Street Voices, Ross Camp Rumblings; 1-1-09 Flashback

Recent Events

  • Rape Kit Closures–Is Santa Cruz Lagging Behind With Cops Nationwide?
  • Advice to the Campquest Protesters
  • Kevin’s Bushside View–Early Evening Reflections
  • UC Mows Down People’s Park Trees in Berkeley
  • Ricardo and Noel Dissect the Latest Persecution of Performers on Pacific
  • Xmas Snapshots:  Ron Rousted, Smurf on Stilts Seeking Funds for his Policenapped Dog
  • “Silver-Tongued” Steve Pleich’s Year-end Round-Up
  • Fat-Headed Folly from Fresno’s Flicks
  • Ross Camp Report
  • Whiplashing the Weatherbeaten up-Washington Way
  • Barks from the Blacktop at the Food Not Bombs Gathering
Flashback to Many Voices Looking Back on A Year 10 Years Ago: January 1, 2009
  • Laguna Beach ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Sleeping Ban
  • 12-30-08 Copwatch-on-Pacific-Avenue Interviews  medicant Mark , musician Ernie Johnson, Pythonwearer, Fat Eddie volunteers
  • Visionsong Valerie sings Downtown, HUFF style
  • More voices: Michele B, Airplane Bob, Becka, Guitarslinging Marvin Meccam, Bashful Bernard, BamBam, Drummer Dave, J.P. Freeman & more!
  • poet Julia Vinograd’s Bubbles and Bones
  • the 2008 New Year’s Eve DIY parade with Beggarbacker Becky, Visionsong Valerie, Lisa Luck, and Sgt. Bush

The entire show will be archived sometime Sunday at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html under Latest Show – 12/30/2018

The full January 1, 2009 show is also available at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb090101.mp3 and described in greater detail at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html#DEC08 under Thursday January 1, 2009.

Justice and Injustice Tales from Vandweller Julie

  • Join the DIY New Year’s Eve Parade at the Parking Lot Behind the Saturn Cafe at Pacific and Spruce
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers–Winter Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, Food Not Bombs, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (12-27) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Tales from the Mouths of the Many at the Sidewalk and the Xmas Slophouse

 Free Radio Santa Cruz still still offers a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

On tonight’s show:
  • December 27, 1831:  Slave Rebellion in Jamaica
  • Creepy Xmas Chronicles from Honolulu and Las Vegas
  • Red Church Round-Up:  Voices from the Crowd including Fire-seared Joseph Taylor III, Max, Noel, Ricardo, Steve and others remembering the dead Jonah,   Deva, Monica, Cooper, Latina, Lupay, and, Robert Palmer
  • Sidewalkery from the Food Not Bombs Feed:   Norma Jean, “Just Plain” Jim, Dreamcatcher, “By-the-By” Blue,  “Whip ‘Em Into Shape” Wes, “Nutcracker” Nick, “Tokemeister” Tim,  T.M. Maddison of the Bridge,  “Katzenjammer Keith”,  Ismail & Nasira, & “Mountainheart” Matt,
  • Plus the inevitable complaints of Bathrobespierre Robert, your harumphing host

HUFF meets 11 AM Today Wednesday 12-26 at the Sub Rosa

 HUFF Agenda Prospects:

  • The expanding Gateway/Ross campground: contacts, organizing, prospects for eviction down the road
  • How are RV dwellers doing in the wake of the Boise v. Martin decision and Coastal Commission’s “take down the “no parking signs” orders?
  • Homeless (Lack of) Service Center Update–Changes or More of the Same?
  • Is it any easier to get one’s property back from the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD?
  • Directing the new City Council’s attention to repealing the anti-homeless laws.
  • Are City Council members, tenant activists and their homeless advocate allies taking any action over the Xmas vacation to deter evictions or support those threatened?  Are evictions increasing?  How goes the possible homeless/tenant Coalition?
  • What should HUFF ask of Conscience and Action, if it returns in January?
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter and Salvation Army?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Any news from the state-wide Union of the Homeless, Marysville, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and/or L.A.?
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.


  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Sunday 12-23-18 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: Homeless Memorial cont., Brent Adam’s Update, Voices from Hero’s Camp, Landlord Victims Speak, 12-23-1997 Flashback

Recent Events

  • Remainder of the 12-20 Homeless Memorial at the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center
  • Interviews Outside and After the Memorial from Wandering Spirit, Cliff, and Shawn
  • A Looksee at the Ross “Hero’s” Camp–Vanessa and Lito
  • Budgetwatching with Brent Adams
  • Landlords Strike!–Janeen T.’s story
Flashback to Earlier Days But Similar Ways: December 23, 1997
  • Attorney Anthony Bole Defends Patricia Gardella for Sitting on a Bench
  • Curfew Analysis and the “Happy John Dine” Cover-Up Update
  • Annie Voise of SF Liberation Radio Weighs In
  • Santa Monica’s Jennifer Waggoner on her Housing Takeover Arrest

The December 23, 1997 show should be soon archived on the HUFF website, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/archive97

Justice and Injustice Tales from Vandweller Julia
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers–Winter Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, Food Not Bombs, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (12-20) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: L.A. attacks RV Dwellers Pretending to Help; the S.C. 2018 Homeless Death Memorial

Free Radio Santa Cruz still still offers a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  

On tonight’s show:
  • Los Angeles Slips and Slides Around the Court’s Martin v. Boise decision, faking help for RV Dwellers while actually further Restricting Them
  • “Stop the Stupidity” Steve calls out the Homeless Lack of Service Center Hypocrisy for Turning Him Away from the Bathroom “because of the Homeless Memorial”
  • Names of the Homeless Dead read there and remembrances from the Assembled
  • Musical interludes by Phil Ochs & Fans

HUFF meets 11 AM Today Wednesday 12-19 at the Sub Rosa

CRITICAL QUESTIONS FOR TODAY
  • What’s happening at the Ross/Gateway/River St. Camp?   Is portapotty/washing station/dumpster access increasing as more people seek sanctuary there?  What’s up with the SCPD/P & R policies of “herd ‘em to Ross”?
  • How are RV dwellers doing in the wake of the Boise v. Martin decision and Coastal Commission’s “take down the “no parking signs” orders?
  • Are cop/ranger seizures of property any less than last winter?
  • Is it any easier to get one’s property back from the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD?
  • Is harassment downtown and in residential neighborhoods dropping or rising?
  • Are Coral St.’s Homeless (Lack of) Services policies improving?
  • Are City Council members, tenant activists and their homeless advocate allies taking any action over the Xmas vacation to deter evictions or support those threatened?  Are evictions increasing?  How goes the possible homeless/tenant Coalition?
  • Why is bathroom access restored at San Lorenzo Park, but not at Louden Nelson and City Hall?  Any updates on cafe bathroom access, portapotty accessibility?
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Any news from the state-wide Union of the Homeless, Marysville, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and/or L.A.?
  • Whatever happened to Conscience in Action ?
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.


  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Sunday 12-16-18 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: More from the 12-11 City Council’s Leaving Tenants Dangling; Backtalk from Brent Adams, Wes White’s Wooly Words, 12-20-1998 Flashback

 Chilly Comfort in the Winter of 2018

  • More Ducking & Dodging from the 12-11 City Council; More Outrage from the Audience.
  • “Big Drum” Brent’s Updates and Advice on Safe Car Camping
  • City Council’s Sell-Out of the Downtown to Developers
  • Words in the Wind from Salinas’s Wes White
Flashback to Activist Response to another “Progressive Victory and Stall” on December 20, 1998
  • Chaz, Constanza, and Dennis Reim expose police harassment in Dec 7th Wintertalk
  • FCC attacks on an earlier more vibrant Free Radio Santa Cruz
  • “Tuf-Love” Laura Tucker and “Lighthouse Linda” Lemaster recall “Linda the Lark” Edwards Heroism in 1993 and “Progresive” prospects of the new City Council
  • “Bashful” Bernard Klitzner on “Don’t Sleep Night”
  • “Crossroads” Chris Brozda on his Van Seizure after 70 Days in Jail
  •  “Down for the Struggle” Donna Deiss’s Santa Cruz Tenants Union (TRUSC) report
  • “Jackhammer” John Vance’s Update from Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley
  • (Hard to Hear) Testimony at the Shitty Council in late November 1998
  • “Beggarbacker” Becky Johnson’s Homeless Community Resource Center
  • HUFF Xmas Songs santa-Cruz style from 1998….

The December 20, 1998 shows are currently archived on the HUFF website, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/archive98

Ripples from the Roadway
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers Winter Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show streams tonight (12-13) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Aftermath of the “So Sorry” New City Council in NOT Attempting a Rent Freeze Vote + Interviews Galore

 Free Radio Santa Cruz still still offers a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

On tonight’s show:
  • Activist Dru Glover on the Poor People’s Campaign meeting tonight
  • Red Church Roustabouts Give Us News You Won’t Get Elsewhere
  • Interview with a Parks & Rec Ranger on the Ross “Heroes” Camp
  • Bathrobespierre Struggles to Get Commitments to the Freeze…and Fails at the Council Meeting

Between shows, what you can do:
    • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
    • Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
    • Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
    • Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
    • Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

    • Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
    • Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
    • If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!
    • Camp lightly and safely!

HUFF meets 10:45 AM Today Wednesday 12-12 EVICTION DAY at the Sub Rosa

It’s Coffee and Coalition Talk at HUFFland today at 703 Pacific.

In the wake of the City Council’s inaction on extending the rent freeze/just eviction protection law, student and tenant groups have declared today Eviction Day, predicting an escalation in evictions–retaliatory and profiteering–just in time for the holidays!


Possible Agenda Items for HUFF:
  • Tenant/Homeless Coalition Prospects
  • Tenant Survival Support
  • Campground Connection Network
  • The 12-11 City Council Meeting–Review and Response
  • Review of Park Reopenings and Police/Ranger Behavior Citywide
  • Bathroom Battle Update
  • Ross Camp Report
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Without Emergency Action at Council Today, Tenants Face Evictions and Homelessness This Winter

Last Council Meeting of 2018 What’s Missing? Freeze/Just Eviction Protection Extension !
In the last regular scheduled Council meeting of the year outgoing Mayor Terrazas won’t put on the agenda an item to extend the Rent Freeze/Just Eviction Protection that the Council passed overwhelmingly in February. That measure expires on today December 11th once the election results are accepted by the Council. It leaves tenants vulnerable to exorbitant rental increases. I have written several letters demanding the “progressive” Council members (who constitute a majority in the middle of the evening session) act to raise awareness and muster public pressure to stop this.