Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 at Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz

September 15 was Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 in the Monterey Bay. At Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz, volunteers included local families as well as teachers and students from schools in Cupertino, Fremont and San José.

Coastal Cleanup Day is said to be the largest volunteer event on the planet. Volunteers in over 100 countries around the world come together with the goal of preventing hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollution from trashing our oceans and harming marine wildlife. Saturday, September 15, was Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 in the Monterey Bay. At Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz, volunteers included local families as well as teachers and students from schools in Cupertino, Fremont and San José.

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Selective Enforcement and Harassment by Santa Cruz Police on Pacific Avenue

The behavior exhibited by SCPD officer Travis Ahlers at me is a form of a bullying.

On Wednesday, September 12, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Santa Cruz Police officers Travis Ahlers (Badge # 144) and Brian Warren (Badge # 154) parked the police car they were using on Soquel Avenue at Pacific Avenue. The officers recognized a homeless man who was on the Pacific Avenue sidewalk in front of New Leaf Market, while other people performed music. The man appeared to be walking south on the sidewalk when officer Warren called out “Frank” and told him to stop.

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First Harvest of 2012 for Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM)

On September 9th, a single plant in the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) garden, the first of 2012, was harvested and trimmed.

On September 9th, a single plant in the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) garden, the first of 2012, was harvested and trimmed. WAMM, established in 1993 and based in Santa Cruz, is well-known and widely-respected for being the first medical marijuana collective in the United States. WAMM founders Valerie Leveroni Corral and Michael Corral helped to craft California’s Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, concerning the use of medical cannabis.

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