Friday, December 19, 2008
Volunteers from Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society and the Surfrider Foundation were on State Street yesterday, giving out free reusable shopping bags. The Day Without a Bag event was an effort to educate the public about the environmental dangers of disposable plastic bags. The bags get into the ocean and kill wildlife. Governments in Ireland, China, and San Francisco have adopted measures to control the problem, and activists would like the public to ask officials here to consider legislation to regulate the bags. For more info go to http://www.echossb.com/ or http://www.surfrider.org/santabarbara/
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Project Healthy Neighbors was at Casa Esperanza this morning providing numerous health services to the homeless. Free shoes, survival backpacks, and haircuts were also given out. The event will continue tomorrow and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Some of the services provided are: TB screening, flu vaccinations, HIV testing, mental health assessment, and domestic violence solutions info.
Now playing: Alice in Chains - Them Bones
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Hundreds of people turned out today at the Sunken Gardens to protest against the passage of Proposition 8. After the 10:30 rally many protesters marched to State Street. Proposition 8 was a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Now playing: Boston - Something About You
Last night there was a lot of smoke and ash in the downtown area, but it has not been bad today. It may get bad again this evening as the sundowner winds pick up again.
Monday, October 6, 2008
I had a great time this weekend at the Hurwitz Out of Humboldt Party in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. I saw many activists that I had not seen in years. We celebrated the end of the Hurwitz era in the Humboldt timber wars.
Now playing: The Moody Blues - I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Hundreds of protesters in Santa Barbara today marched down State Street to the Sunken Gardens where they formed a giant human peace sign. The protest marks the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War.