The January 19th Show includes:
- [1-17] Titanium-tongued Tony Mendanza on recent roustabouts with law enforcement lunacy.
- Birdsong Whitebeard on the view from the Food Not Bombs free clothing table after the rain.
- More parking lot punishment— reports Threadbare Theodore
- [1-18] Harvey West Hangout Report from GreyStevens, Mickie Sabzar, and Spanky.
- [1-19] Moving on the Mountain Resource Center’s renegade roust policies: Kara, long-time Felton resident, gives her view
- Volunteer Food Line worker Shelly’s perspective.
- Anonymous report of a S.C. homeless death in the library
- Perspectives on the protest: Rita, Dave, Anonymous
- Inside the MRC in search of answers—still looking.
In the February 12, 2003 Flashback:
- Street Interviews: Raymond and Samantha get accosted by Officer Brandt for Open Container and Camping; remarks about Armory Shelter living;
- Sherry Conable’s account of musician Thomas Siles being driven away by Farmer’s Market “managers”
- Sometime co-host Jeffrey Gale on his struggle to press Mayor Reilly to use the spacious Civic Center Auditorium for a City Council anti-war vote and to persuade conservative KSCO radio to broadcast the Council meeting on the issue.
- “Beggarbacker” Becky Johnson on her arrest with Tim Rinker for political protest with erasable chalk on the sidewalk against the anti-homeless Downtown Ordinances. See also https://www.counterpunch.org/2003/02/22/hopscotch-rebellion/
- Paleo-Free Radio trailblazer Trailblazer Tom Rebele offers Johnson legal support.
- Bathrobespierre dissects the draw-and-quartering of the Citizens Police Review Board and its replacement with a coopted Police Auditor
City Manager Matt Huffaker’s latest attack on homeless health and safety is described at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2023/01/08/18853734.php (Santa Cruz City Mangler Closes Civic Auditorium Closes Civic Auditorium)
The 1-8-23 Show includes:
The May 8, 2016 Flashback Show includes:
LATE FLASH: The Civic Center Flooding and Wet Weather Emergency Pop-Up Shelter—open for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights—is reportedly closing down in spite of 8″ of predicted rain by Monday. A worker reports that folks were ousted at 9 AM on the order of the new Mayor (Fred Keeley), some still unable to secure their property indoors, though staff are within denying entrance (as of 1 p.m. Saturday).
There is no indication that the Civic will reopen as emergency shelter in time for torrential rains predicted for early next week (as well as showers through the weekend)
So, the City is spending money harassing homeless folks in the rain (see below) but refuses to extend Civic Auditorium shelter in spite of flood conditions.
City homeless funding is still unaccounted for.
City shelter programs are inaccessible to the majority of those outside.
Now, as for the last few years, there has been no drop-in winter shelter as in past years.The City has refused to fund Brent Adams’ Footbridge Services—causing the only free storage program in town to shut down along with his laundry, women’s support, and other daily services.
To comment on this harsh but typical policy, contact City Mangler Matt Huffaker at email@example.com or the new Santa Cruz Mayor “Fast Lane'”Fred Keeley
at firstname.lastname@example.org .
On the Thursday netshow described below there is also a brief interview with Arnie, a Civic Center Shelter occupant on Wednesday night, who reports he was harassed and directed to move along twice by police in the rain, and even threatened when under the parking garage shelter (“be gone by 8”).
In the November 8, 2007 Flashback:
- Bathrobespierre Robert fires “where can the homeless go during the possibly toxic Light Brown Apple Moth spraying” to then-Councilmember Tony Madrigal. Madrigal, to his credit, was out tabling, giving out masks, and expressing public concern about the spraying (also opposed by the City Council). However, he had no particular interest in pressing publicly for shelter from the spraying—even in the parking garages.
- Callers express their outrage and provide updates. Among them “Dangerous John” Thielking, Visionsong Valerie Christy, Skidmark Bob Duran, Mad but Mindful Maddison, and others.
- President Bush’s boys defend waterboarding, a bit of its history.
Included in the December 21, 2006 show:
Nick, who lost his Marine sister in Iraq by car bomb, sits on Pacific Avenue with a “testing human kindness” sign against the Iraq war.
Jeremy Alderson of the Annual Homelessness Marathon critiques Poverty Pimps on Coalition Boards.
Fresno homeless activist & survivor Pamela Kincaid reports on fighting for survival against the Fresno Police Department
Fresno Community Alliance Journalist and activist Michael Rhodes on legal successes against those bulldozing the homeless there
S.C. Chief Ranger Wallace’s abusive ticketing record revealed;
Activist Becky Johnson calls in reading Presiding Judge Morse’s 11-14-06 order setting a new civil collection process for Failures to Appear on infractions
$2520: the cost to get Public Records on Sleeping Tickets!
Scotts Valley City Council’s 2nd and Final Reading of its Homeless Camping Ban
Norse on Scotts Valley Police Chief John Weiss
On the 12-25-22 show:
- 12-21 Bathrobespierre surveys the Service Providers Homeless Memorial. See https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/12/25/18853585.php?show_comments=1#18853596
- [12-16] Dr. Bill Adamsky on metermaid meddling and the free Humanistic Ontology Institute
- [12-20] Brandon Gonzales on his year-long struggle with the D.A., psychatric authorities, and the police.
- [12-20] Bartender Jake on post-meal problems from the homeless at the Food Not Bombs meal
- [12-20] Other voices in the FNB vicinity: Lee Ivy, Pam, & Joe (another death Andy Davis at age 80)
- “Still smilin'” Suzanne on Shelters and Homeless Pet Companion problems
Flashback to 6-17-12 show:
- Mia Della Rosa and Devon on Mia’s expulsion for helping wheelchair Steve shower + positive staff stuff at the Homeless [Lack of] Services Center
- Reports of homeless folks being banned from the Shannon Collins memorial https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/10/18715102.php
- Brian on his bike journey from Eugene.
- “Lighthouse Linda” Lemaster & Steve Pleich on Gary Johnson’s refusal to accept probation for sleepcrime on a bench and appealing her “illegal lodging” conviction.
- Andrea Morgan on her conversation with Mayor Don Lane about lack of disabled services.
- Arden on police and official efforts to drive the Jabberwock sundries store out of the downtown.
- Shawn on harassment for signature gathering in front of New Leaf Market
- Tom, alcoholic but attempted defender of Shannon Collins as she was being stabbed, later denied access to her memorial.
This Flashback show to March 16, 2017 includes:
Increasing numbers extend the Tuesday Freedom Sleeper protest at City Hall to the following nights—report by Keith McHenry and Abbi Samuels.
Abbi Samuels covers court consequences to F.S. cites.
Wes and Dread on the Salinas Chinatown Crackdown.
Forbidden Fence Rises at the main Santa Cruz Post Office: Interviews with Julie S, Tim R., Roberta, Michele B, Isaac C., Keith M. and others.