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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Transportation

Halloween Critical Massers Ride the Streets of Santa Cruz

beach_10-28-05.jpgCritical Mass bike rides are unorganized coincidences taking place in many small and large communities throughout the world, usually on the last Friday of the month. Critical Mass in October is especially fun because it is a Hallowen Ride where people dress and act in a freakish fashion.

On October 28, about 50 cyclists took to the streets of Santa Cruz for this year's Halloween Critical Mass at around 5:30pm. The Critical Mass has been growing in the last few months and this mass would have been larger if there was not a confusion (see: "unorganized coincidence") about what time people were meeting at and leaving from the clock tower. Still, numerous riders were able to find the mass in streets and join in the fun!

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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment & Food

Victoria's Dirty Secret! - Saturday, Nov. 5th

Victoria's got a dirty secret! No, it's not crabs or the fact that she has a body rarely found in Nature. The company, Victoria's Secret, mails out over 395 million catalogs a year -- more than 1million a day -- on paper that comes from virgin timber, much of it from Canada's Great Boreal Forest. Come on over to Capitola Mall on November 5th, from 3 - 5pm and show your forest love in an international day of action!

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News :: Poverty & Urban Development

Contra Costa Homeless Told To Leave (SL Streets)

This past week saw law enforcement in Contra Costa County California evict the homeless from their camps.

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Commentary :: Arts & Culture : Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth

SJSU Honors '68 Olympics Activists With Sculpture

435690286e5e5-95-1.jpgAfter thirty-seven years, San Jose State student activists and 1968 Olympic Medal Winners, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, are honored with a statue commemorating their world famous salute.

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News :: Media Criticism

“Snowstorm� Planned to Highlight Support for Access TV.

In a defiant gesture intended to highlight the danger three Bills now in Washington pose to access TV, the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has called for a nationwide access TV “snowstorm�.

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News :: Poverty & Urban Development

The Sellout Who Would Be Top Cop

Rocky Delgadillo wants to be California's next Attorney General. He'll do anything to get there -- even sell out his working class roots for political profit.

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LOCAL News :: Peace & War

PIX: VIGIL - Two Thousand Too Many

On Wednesday evening, more than one hundred people gathered at the Santa Cruz Clock Tower for a candlelight vigil marking the 2,000th US soldier to die in Iraq since the March, 2003 invasion.

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News :: Media Criticism


A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

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Announcement :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture : Government & Elections

Mr. Ahhhrrnolds Neighborhood!!!

This site is just plain funny.

It's for all you Seasame Street fans out there, and come on, aren't we all Seasame Street fans?

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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment & Food

Speak Out For The Lompico Creek Headwaters Area - Nov. 2nd

7.jpgThe Lompico Watershed Conservancy needs your help to stop a potentially devastating Timber Harvest Plan. The plan would involve cutting old growth trees on the lands in and around the watershed. This would not only cause disruption of the environment and habitat destruction, it would also signficantly destabilize the land, creating erosion and potential landslide risks. Come out and speak at the hearing for this plan on November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

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