NO HUFF MEETING TODAY HUFF takes a brief respite this week with meetings to resume March 9 Sub Rosa Courtyard at 703 Pacific 10:45 a.m. Thursday next to the Bike Church

HUFF takes a pause for breath this week, skipping its March 2nd Thursday meeting, and planning to resume chairwarming and coffee-quaffing next Thursday at 10:45 a.m. at the usual time and place.
In the meantime….

HUFF Suggestions for Between-Meeting Activity    

  ++++  Shelterwatch:  the City is spending lots of $$ on shelter for a minority of the folks outside.  HUFF has been receiving mixed reports of the Armory/LookOut shelter—which does provide meals and transport, but bans visiting (even within the encampments) and some feel maintains a “prison-like” atmosphere.  It was created as a go-to excuse for police to demolish the Benchlands (whose demolition funding that was transferred from a “homeless benefit” grant).  Please report both the positive and negative reports or experiences from 1220 River St., 150 Coral St., and the Armory/Overlook shelters.  Call 831-423-4833 and leave a brief report or your contact info.

  ++++  Cold and WetWeather Warning: With weekend rainstorms and four days of more rain beginning next Thursday, the City’s token nighttime-only Warming Center is slated to close next Monday, March 6th, runs from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. unless ousted by Vet’s Hall events—according to Union of the Homeless activist Alicia Kuhl.  Come early, advises Brent Adams, in order to assure a place since its “capacity” is 60 people with only 30 of them getting beds. It’s at 846 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Call (831) 454-0478.

  ++++  WarmingCenterwatch:   Footbridge Services has been shutdown through volunteer burnout and City Council/Supervisor ostracism.  However Brent Adams still offers blankets, clothing, toiletries and other necessities on Warming Wednesdays noon to 2 p.m.  Call 588-9892 or 246-1234 for a recorded update.

  ++++   Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless now slated to meet Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. at the conference room of the Resource Center for Non-Violence at 612 Ocean St.  Call Alicia at 431-7766.  The Union reportedly doing Mutual Aid, and provides meals at its social meetings.

  ++++   No new updates from the Mountain Community Resource Center [MCRC] in Felton, though no word it has changed its policies regarding exclusion of people from under the outside of its eaves during cold and wet weather and arresting those who stay.  To find out more info from MCRC, call 335-6600 .

  ++++   Food Not Bombs is still the only regular provider of daily meals noon to 3 PM at the Town Clock without ID cards, locked gates, or requirement that you get into bogus “a pathway to housing” fund-magnet program.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides the 2-26-23 edition features: Interviews from the First Mass Anti-War Rally This Year on 2-19; Mayor Keeley Visits the Rally at the Clock, & more + Flashback to June 7, 2006

The 2-26-23 show includes:

The June 7, 2007 Flashback includes:

  • Newly appointed City Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CCPVAW) member Jane Bogard interviewed on sex among the young and rape kit closure in Santa Cruz.
  • 5-21:  in front of Aptos Rancho Del Mar’s Coffee Roasting Company, Jerry Henry, Jonah Williams—arrested for trespass, interference with a business for getting a cup of water for a friend.
  • Preacher Mike’s skeptical view of the controversy
  • Millie Plumber, defending the Roasting Company management
  • Marco of Manana me chanto (“Tomorrow I quit”), his travels and his music.

Today’s February 23, 2023 show is a Flashback to November 11, 2010 with special co-host Smooth-Tongued Steve Pleich

Due to technical and weariness problems, today’s show will be a Flashback to November 11, 2010.  It can be reached by going to the archives at  (begin 13 minutes and 25 seconds into the audio file):The Flashback  includes: 

  • (Throughout) Songs from the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 1600 Transylvania Avenue
  • “Silver-tongued” Steve Pleich, defeated but unbowed S.C. City Council candidate (at that time) on Veteran’s local politics.
  • Trader Joe’s security guards harass local ACLU canvassers; Pruneyard decision and its modifications on rights in shopping malls
  • Closing of City Hall courtyard at night; levee spaces; library benches forbidden after 9 p.m.–all without public consent and without consultation with the Parks and Recreation Commission.  Still no lesson from the Paul Lee-funded, Ed Frey-provided portapotty for the three month long PeaceCamp2010 protest—i..e. no open City bathrooms at night.
  • Becky Johnson’s HUFF letter of concern to the Board of Supervisors urging reopening of the Vet’s Building
  • Background of “Veteran’s Day” originally “Armistice Day”—the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when WW1 ended.
  • “Laying Down Arms” by Peter Linebaugh on Armistice Day
  • Challenging the SCPD’s “leave confiscated property” out in the rain illegal policy
  • Ronnee Currey’s Sidewalk Youth Ministry in the Rain at Soquel & Pacific:  Ronee and Scott on conspiracy to defrock Father Joel Miller;  Shift of Red Church Ronee’s Coffeehouse for the Youth with liberal hours to Traditional Church Services
  • Thanksgiving Meal moved to the Civic by Pastor Dennis Adams and Activist Steve Pleich  after County refused to open Vets Hall
  • “Free”, Free Radio Santa Cruz broadcaster, of  his Tangerine Dream show–joins SilverTongue and Bathrobespierre.
  • Successful and unsuccessful boycotts of Jack’s Hamburgers and Bunny’s Shoes
  • Background of the Sleeping Ban Injunction against Anna Richardson and Miguel de Leon (“Lito”).
  • Discussion of the 647e [“illegal lodging”] with “Lighthouse” Linda Lemaster’s hearing and protest coming up.
  • “Big Drum” Brent Adams convicted of “Unreasonably Disturbing Noise” given 8-month probation, Brent’s history in mediating Drum Circle with a set of rules causing Sgt. Harms SCPD goon squads to lay off until the Farmer’s Market commercially expanded over it.   Discussion of his relationship with Adams’ trial.
  • “Drum Circle” Dave’s report on the Levee Drum Line
  • Andrea defends Father Joel Miller as singer, funster, and happy pastor.  Penny University putting together petition to save him.

HUFF gathers under windy skies at the usual Sub Rosa Courtyard at 703 Pacific 10:45 a.m. Thursday February 23rd next to the Bike Church

HUFF Meeting Agenda Prospects 2-23-23     

  ++++  Pass-Arounds and Hand-Outs  

  ++++  Street reports 

  ++++  Posterboard Display of RV Fight-Back: Julie Schaul’s Sign Removal News

  ++++  Meisler Update call? 

  ++++  Mini-Meeting: SC Homeless Union- Planning and Petitioning as New Sweeps threaten, demanding Portapotty & Hand washing stations for camps 

  ++++  Mountain Resource Center Update; Helga’s Possible Update  

  ++++  Recent police murders: qualified immunity; soft-pedaling defunding in local media; police auditor whitewash?

  ++++  City Council Meeting–Tuesday Feb 28  in person and on line

  ++++  General Shelter Updates 

  ++++  Cold and Rainy Night Shelter in Santa Cruz Action Considering Recebt /weather & No Warming Center 

  ++++  Other activist calls

  ++++  Stupidvipers Meeting Report>

  ++++  Pretend Police Reform in Chicago–Lesson for Santa Cruz?

  ++++  Injunction Prep; Ratner/Mangler Tie-In Protest Prep  

  ++++  Placeholders:  Tabling & Follow-Up  at Clock, Pogonip, Levee:  Survival Encampment Network  

  ++++  More Placeholders: Tickets, Free Guide, OVO, Mad Power  

  ++++  Peace Rally Report–Future Rallies?  

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 2-19-23 show includes Flashback to July 29, 2010 Screaming Out Against Harassment; Troubled Townclock Talk; Flashback to PeaceCamp 2010 with a large cast of courageous characters

The 2-19-23 show includes:

The July 29, 2010 Flashback show includes:

  • Drum Circle devotees join PeaceCamp2010 protesters in front of the County Building: Skybear, Danny, & “First Amendment” Ed Frey
  • Bathrobespierre Reports on the Upcoming Sinister Sidewalk Singing Trial
  • More Drumbeats: Margaret, Peppertongue Pat Ring critiques PeaceCamp2010, Lito, Renee Curry, Curbhugger Chris, Orbit, and Sheriff chatter
  • Drum Circle Dave on the new “No Trespassing” signs at the “Demonstration Garden” hastily fenced off by the City along the Levee path.
  • A fragment of Uncle Dennis Davies’ “From the Cream to the Dregs” show, hosted by Louis La Fortune

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides of Thursday February 16th, 2023 features Protest at the Felton’s Mountain Community Resource Center, David Swanson on Lee Camp’s Show: Can WW3 Be Stopped? and more…

On the program:

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 2-12-23 features: Brent Interview, massive Flashback to 12-3-06, and more!

The 2-12-23 Show includes:

  • Recent (2-8) Santa Cruz Homeless Union meeting critique
  • “Backstory” Brent’s harsh but penetrating assessment of the accomplishments of the Footbridge Services that he is discontinuing and the City & County governments’ failures
  • San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness Street Sheet Newspaper co-ordinator Emmett House on his history there. Check out or
  • Activist Alicia Kuhl documents three cops harassing a homeless man in a tent in a city parking lot, lying to him about shelter space: &
  • HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) at the Mountain Community Resource Center picketing protest in Felton on 2-7 demanding homeless folks not be sent out from awnings into the rain and cold—their second visit.
  • 2-9 Roxray on Santa Cruz Street Teams
  • Kazoo compares live in the Sycamore Grove camps off Hiway 9 with the City’s Armory/Overlook facility
  • Marshal Taylor and Ted Henshaw at the Food Not Bombs meal sound off
  • 1-30 Shawn on recent police sweeps of parking lots and sidewalks in downtown Santa Cruz

Edited Flashback to 12-3-06         [description at]

The show is archived at

HUFF gathers under nippy skies at the usual Sub Rosa Courtyard at 703 Pacific 10:45 a.m. Thursday February 16th next to the Bike Church

HUFF Meeting Agenda Prospects 2-16-23     

  ++++  Pass-Arounds and Hand-Outs  

  ++++  Street reports 

  ++++  Posterboard Display of RV Fight-Back 

  ++++  SC Homeless Union- Planning and Petitioning as New Sweeps threaten, demanding Portapotty & Hand washing stations for camps 

  ++++  Mountain Resource Center Update; Helga’s Report   

  ++++  Recent police murders: qualified immunity; soft-pedaling defunding in local media; police auditor whitewash?

  ++++  City Council Report from 2-7 

  ++++  General Shelter Updates 

  ++++  Winter Shelter in Santa Cruz Action Considering Frosty Times & No Warming Center 

  ++++  Phony “No Parking” Signs in Coastal Zone: Actions and Update 

  ++++  Reggie Meisler and Keith McHenry calls 

  ++++  Bored of Stupidvipers Meeting Upcoming: volunteer watcher? 

  ++++  Updates for SB31 and its Successor State-wide 

  ++++  Injunction Prep; Ratner/Mangler Tie-In Protest Prep  

  ++++  Placeholders:  Tabling & Follow-Up  at Clock, Pogonip, Levee:  Survival Encampment Network  

  ++++  More Placeholders: Tickets, Free Guide, OVO, Mad Power  

  ++++  Peace Vigil Town Clock noon Sunday February 19th

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archives todays Thursday February 9th, 2023 is a Flashback to March 13, 2006 with the Downtown Commission’s Parking Garage Paranoia law and an interview with Public Defender Bernard Pregerson

Flashback to March 13, 2006: 

  • A veteran of the 1980’s Berkeley Rainbow Village tent city on its origins and end. 
  • City Commission for the Prevention of Violence to Women hears Sheila Coonerty and Matt Ferrell of the Downtown Commission on the Parking Lot Panic law with critical interjections by Norse. 
  • Jake and Kathleen Estrella on an unexpected police bust 
  • 3-16 Protest against the Panic law at the Downtown Commission’s meeting. 
  • Alternate Public Defender Bernard Pregerson on the local Drug War; calls from Madison and Bob Lamonica.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides’s Sunday February 5th show has more on the upcoming 2-7 Mountain Community Resource Center protest, a Berkeley update, and a March 31, 2013 mega-Flashback

The show archives at (go to Latest Show – 2/5/2023)

Recent and upcoming events and interviews on the show include:

Flashback to March 31, 2013 show:

  • See full description at under March 31, 2013.
  • “Making Contact” show Transportation Justice Movement—organizing for accessible and cheap transportation for all.
  • “You Call That News” for March 26th–“Free” is your host.
  • Skidmark Bob Duran interviews Candlelight Kim Argula on origins of Free Radio Santa Cruz;  Tony Mello, Tom Shreiner &  Stephen Dunafer; Skidmark interviewed.