Yes on Prop 37 March in Santa Cruz to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

Supporters of GMO-Free Santa Cruz and Proposition 37 on the California ballot, marched and sang along Pacific Avenue to raise awareness about the proposition, and encourage people to vote in favor of it.

On August 24, supporters of GMO-Free Santa Cruz and Proposition 37 on the California ballot, marched and sang along Pacific Avenue to raise awareness about the proposition, and encourage people to vote in favor of it.

Throughout the United States, people currently eat genetically engineered food, but they generally are not aware of it. The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, Prop 37 on the November ballot, would simply require food sold in retail outlets in California, such as grocery stores, to be labeled if it is produced with genetic engineering.

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Grand Opening of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary stretches along the central California coast and encompasses 6,094 square miles of ocean area.

Photos by Bradley Stuart Allen
Text by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA sanctuary exploration center opens in Santa Cruz
State-of-the-art facility highlights region’s marine ecosystem

On Monday July 23, officials from NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the city of Santa Cruz celebrated the opening of the Sanctuary Exploration Center, a state-of-the-art facility full of interpretive and hands-on exhibits highlighting the sanctuary’s extraordinary natural and cultural resources. Exhibits include the Exploration Theater, a walk through a kelp forest, an intertidal touchpool, an open-ocean mini-theater, and a replica deep-sea canyon with a remotely operated vehicle.

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NPPA & Reporters Committee Seek Dismissal of Charges Against Photojournalist Covering Occupy Protest

The First Amendment’s guarantee of press freedom is meaningless if journalists do not possess a concomitant right to gather the news.

By Mickey Osterreicher — Mar 12, 2012
National Press Photographers Association

DURHAM, NC – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Reporters Committee) filed a joint Letter Brief seeking the dismissal of charges against Bradley Stuart Allen in The People of the State of California v. Becky Ann Johnson et al, Case No. F22194. The brief asserts that Mr. Allen, who is a photojournalist and NPPA member, should not be criminally prosecuted for trespass, vandalism and conspiracy. He was charged after his photographic coverage of an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest in Santa Cruz, California last year.

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Santa Cruz Co. Mobilizes for “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act”

On February 18th, dozens of trained signature gathering volunteers held a launch event for the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Green Grange. The event was hosted by GMO-Free Right to Know! Santa Cruz, the organizing group for trained signature gathering volunteers throughout Santa Cruz County, and one of the most active groups in the state working to pass this historic ballot initiative.

Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz, Don Lane, kicked things off by stressing the importance of the ballot initiative and knowing which of the foods we eat are made with genetically modified ingredients. Lane said he was taking time away from being with his grandchildren who were visiting from out of the area, but felt they would understand because their health would benefit by the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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Stop the Dirty Energy Proposition: Vote No on Prop 23

On October 10, 2010, a day of global action to work on the climate crisis, Santa Cruz residents rallied next to a Valero gas station on Highway 1 / Mission Street urging people to vote no on California’s proposition 23. If it passes on November 2nd, it will suspend California’s Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB 32 requires that by 2020 the state’s greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to 1990 levels, a roughly 25% reduction under business as usual estimates.

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