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18 Sep 2020

Update on River Street Encampment 

The City of Santa Cruz has restricted public access to the new temporary houseless encampment at 1220 River St. in the two weeks since its opening. Both news media and houseless advocates have been turned away from the camp and denied the opportunity to speak…


ICE Arrests in Capitola 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested two individuals and detained two others on March 7 in Capitola. The arrests occurred near 41st Street, according to a member of Your Allied Rapid Response (YARR) of Santa Cruz, a resistance group formed to support undocumented immigrants….


Future For DACA Beyond March 5 

U.S. District State Judge William Alsup ruled that the Trump administration’s actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is illegal in Regents of the University of California v. United States Department of Homeland Security. “The agency’s decision to rescind DACA was based…


Separation of Church and Health Care 

*Name changed to protect anonymity The closest full-service hospital to UC Santa Cruz is six miles away. Despite being a full-service hospital, it does not provide a service that around 45 percent of college-aged people seek — all-encompassing reproductive health services. Dominican Hospital, a branch…


City Closes Houseless Camps 

The City of Santa Cruz closed down the houseless encampment in the benchlands of San Lorenzo Park Wednesday, dispatching park rangers and Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) officers to help take down tents. Houseless residents were given notice to vacate the area, and encouraged to…


Dominican Hospital Workers Rally 

About 300 Dominican Hospital employees picketed outside of the facility throughout the day on Feb. 20 to demand a settled union contract with Dignity Health, the nonprofit company that owns the hospital. Protesters urged that an agreement be reached before Dignity Health starts a merger…