Interview with Bradley Allen on KDVS in Davis

Richard Estes of Speaking in Tongues on college radio station KDVS in Davis, California speaks with Bradley Allen of Indybay.

Richard Estes of Speaking in Tongues on college radio station KDVS, 90.3FM in Davis, California speaks with Bradley Allen of Indybay on June 20, 2014.

Richard and Bradley discuss Indymedia in Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area, homelessness in Santa Cruz and the Central Valley, the grassroots response to Hurricane Katrina, the Santa Cruz Eleven, as well as community organizing against the police in Salinas and Oxnard.

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Wells Fargo Wants Indybay.org Disabled As Soon As Possible

By Throwing Stones

A peaceful place or so it looks from space
A closer look reveals the human race.
– Grateful Dead, Throwing Stones

Wells Fargo, a client of PhishLabs Security Operations, wants the “Wells Fargo foreclosure manual” removed from Indybay.org as soon as possible.

On March 12, 2014, the New York Post reported, “Wells Fargo, the nation’s biggest mortgage servicer, appears to have set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand, according to allegations in papers filed Tuesday in a New York federal court.”

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Paywall at Santa Cruz Sentinel and All BANG Websites

On November 18, 2013, the Santa Cruz Sentinel announced that it’s parent company, Digital First Media, would be moving to a subscriber-based model for accessing digital content.

I’m not certain when the online subscription model first launched on the Sentinel’s website, however a paywall is in effect as of Monday, February 3, 2014.

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Santa Cruz Patch to Shut Down for Good

Patch Editor Brad Kava Poses on a Santa Cruz Police Motorcycle.

Hyperlocal News Site Has Only Non-Local Editor

Update: The Santa Cruz Patch will remain online with a non-local editor, just as the Watsonville Patch has remained online after firing its local editor, Jennifer Squires, in October of 2013.

As of today, January 29, at 2 pm the Santa Cruz Patch is all over. That’s according to tweets sent this morning by Valerie Lemke, a contributor to the website, as well as by the publication’s editor, Brad Kava.

Santa Cruz Patch began publishing in October 2010 and is part of Patch.com, a US local news and information platform operated by Patch Media Corporation and primarily owned by Hale Global, an investment company that specializes in turning around troubled companies.

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Preliminary Hearing for Seven Remaining Santa Cruz Eleven Defendants Set for August 20th

The seven remaining defendants in the 75 River Street case will have a preliminary hearing before Judge Burdick on August 20th.

On Friday, July 20th, Cameron Laurendeau, represented by Alexis Briggs, and Franklin “Angel” Alcantara, represented by Jesse Ruben, went before Judge John Salazar in department 3 of the Santa Cruz Courthouse. There were about a dozen people, including four codefendants, supporting them in court. Alcantara and Laurendeau are among the eleven people known as the “Santa Cruz Eleven” who were each charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors in association with the Fall 2011 occupation of the vacant Wells Fargo Bank building located at 75 River Street in downtown Santa Cruz.

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