Street Spirit Santa Cruz Archive

Stories by Santa Cruz Authors and/or about Santa Cruz

Click on the links below to view your favorite Street Spirit Article.

1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2012

Downloadable Table of Contents (pdf)

1996

August, 1996

September, 1996

  • Cops Jail 4 for Sleeping Protest - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

October, 1996

  • SC Police Attacks - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Love, Pregnancy & Homelessnes - jpg
  • When Journalism Stoops To Homeless Bashing - jpg - pdf

November, 1996

  • Howard Zinn Disturbs The Sleep of the Elite - jpg - pdf
  • Protesters Carry on the Fight to Legalize Sleep - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • To Give Is Human, To Beg Is A Crime - jpg - pdf

December, 1996

  • For The Poor,A Campground Is a Illegal Dream - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

1997

January, 1997

February, 1997

  • Protesters Demand Amnesty For 'Sleep Crimes' - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

March, 1997

  • The Lost Children of the Poor - (title only) - jpg - pdf - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • Rehab,Down At The Farm - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Jailed For Activism in S.C. - jpg - pdf
  • S.C.Convicts The Homeless of 'Sleep Crimes' - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Traveling The Oregon Homeless Trail - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

April, 1997

  • Sleep Crime Defendants Are Vindicated - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf - Part 4 - jpg - pdf
  • Attorney Must Learn To Serve The Homeless Movement - jpg - pdf

May, 1997

  • Sit Crimes In Santa Barbara - jpg - pdf
  • Sitting Ban Opens 'Pandori's Box' - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

June, 1997

  • Mean Sweeps From Sea to Shining Sea - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Creative Protests Challenge Sitting Ban In Santa Barbara - jpg - pdf
  • Let Them Eat Paper - jpg - pdf

July, 1997

  • The Odyssey Of Ray McMinn - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Police Crackdowns Hit Santa Monica's Homeless Community - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

August, 1997

  • Youth Is a Crime in S.C. - jpg - pdf
  • Compassion On Trial in Buena Park - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Human Rights Activist Found Guilty of Sleeping - jpg - pdf
  • Teens Confront City Over 'Child Protection Curfew' - jpg - pdf

September, 1997

  • Homeless Teens and the Youth Curfew - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Struggling With The Sleeping Ban In S.C. - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

October, 1997

  • Massive Homeless Deportation In Eureka - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • Rev. Drake Wins A Moral Victory - jpg - pdf
  • The Death of a Child is the Worst - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

November, 1997

December, 1997

  • Questions Remain in S.C. Police Shooting - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

1998

January, 1998

March, 1998

April, 1998

  • Persecuting the Poor in the Name of John Steinbeck - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Justice News and Homeless Blues from Around California - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

May, 1998

  • Justice News Around California - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Neighbors and Family Shocked By S.C.Police Shooting - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

June, 1998

July, 1998

  • San Jose Food Not Bombs Declares That Parks Are for All People - jpg - pdf

October, 1998

  • Bulldozing Low-Cost Housing in the Beach Flats - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • Salinas Judge Upholds Civil Rights of the Poor - jpg - pdf

November, 1998

  • Beach Flats Neighborhood Saved - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • 1st Amendment Rights of Street Spirit Vendors Upheld - jpg - pdf
  • Ganged-up-The Case of Miguel Gutierrez - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

December, 1998

  • First Amendment Jailed in Santa Cruz - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

1999

January, 1999

February, 1999

  • S.C.Wrestles With It's Conscience - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

March, 1999

  • Not Even The Crumbs of Justice - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Eichorn Decision Vindicates Right To Sleep - jpg - pdf

April, 1999

  • Actvists Charge'Bad Faith' as S.C.Upholds Sleeping Ban - jpg - pdf

June, 1999

  • S.C. Authorities Stonewall Homeless Beatings - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Streetwise S.C.- A 'Musical Ministry' - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Eichorn Decision-New Tool To Reclaim Old Liberties - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • Hunger Strike in S.C. - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

July, 1999

  • Homeless Activist Faces Years in Prison for Coming to Defense of Mother and Child in Ant-War Protest - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Debunking The Magnet Theory - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

October, 1999

  • Hate Crimes Against The Poor Don't Count - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • The Simi Valley Jury Shows Up in S.C. - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf - Part 4 - jpg - pdf

November, 1999

  • Colorful Protest Challenges S.C. Sleeping Ban - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Homeless Issues Task Force Recommends Repeal of Camping Ban in S.C. - jpg - pdf

December, 1999

2000

January, 2000

February, 2000

  • Civil Disobedience in Silicon Valley - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Compassion From The Strangest Places - jpg - pdf
  • A Fast For Those With Nowhere To Go - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Homeless Man Fights Back Against Ban By Merchants - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
  • Police Report 51 Assaults On Homeless In SC - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

March, 2000

  • Meet The Future Homeless Residents of S.C. - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • San Jose Housing Protest Ends In 23 Arrests - jpg - pdf
  • Long Live the World We Used To Dream About... - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
  • When Mercy and Charity Are Evicted - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2

April, 2000

  • Homeless Protesters Occupy Plush Hotel Lobby - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
  • Sleeping Ban Protest Prompts Mayor and Council to Walk Out - jpg - pdf

May, 2000

June, 2000

July, 2000

  • Smoke,Mirrors And Texas Instruments - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

August, 2000

December, 2000

  • More Hardships Than Ever - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • New S.C.Dining Room Gives Warm Refuge To The Poor - jpg - pdf

2001

January, 2001

February, 2001

  • In Memory of Those Outside Who Died This Year - jpg - pdf
  • SC Holds Memorial for 41 Homeless Deaths - jpg - pdf

March, 2001

April, 2001

  • Homeless Activists Banned From SC City Hall - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2

June, 2001

July, 2001

August, 2001

September, 2001

October, 2001

  • S.C.Ratchets Up Anti-Homeless Clampdown - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • A Soul Cleansing at the Riverside - jpg - pdf
  • Camp Paradise Wins Reprieve Despite City Opposition - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

November, 2001

December, 2001

  • No Necessity for Homeless Survival - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Are The Greenbelts Just For Joggers and Polo Ponies? - jpg - pdf

2002

January, 2002

February, 2002

April, 2002

May, 2002

June, 2002

  • Homeless Activists Nail A Plank In The Green Party Platform - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Growing Fed Attack On Poor Families - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2

August, 2002

September, 2002

  • The Forbidden Zone-S.C. Bans The Beggars - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

October, 2002

November, 2002

2003

March, 2003

April, 2003

  • Taking Bigoted City Laws To Court In Santa Barbara - jpg - pdf - Picture - jpg - pdf
  • S.C.Vigil Against 2 Wars - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

May, 2003

  • Anti-Depessants Prescribed To Cure Anti-War Blues - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Racial And Economic Cleansing By S.C.Police - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

June, 2003

  • Not Enough Hate For A Hate Crime - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • S.C.Concocts New Homeless Removal Plan - jpg - pdf

August, 2003

  • Let Freedom Ring - jpg - pdf
  • Five Heroin Addicts,the Dog and Me - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Forced Treatment-Coming Soon to a County Near You - jpg - pdf

September, 2003

  • Illegal To Be Homeless - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

December, 2003

  • Faces Of Homelessness In S.C. - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

2004

February, 2004

  • S.C. Mayor Banishes Peaceful Protest,Jails Activist - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Picture - jpg - pdf

April, 2004

  • Dignity And Respect Are Owed To All Those We Help - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • Victory For Free Speech in S.C. - Part 1(pictures) - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

May, 2004

  • Arcata Activist Resists Homeless Cleansing - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • 1st Amendment Under Attack - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • Rousted and Robbed by Robocop - pdf - jpg - Part 1

June, 2004

  • Liberal Mayor Breaks Promise To S.C.Homeless - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

September, 2004

  • No Homeless Parking_New Police Attack On The Poor - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Reclaim The Streets In S.C. - jpg - pdf

October, 2004

  • Homeless Activist Wins In Fed. Court Suit Against S.C. Police For False Arrest - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

November, 2004

2005

January, 2005

February, 2005

  • The Least,The Last and The Lost - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

April, 2005

  • Homeless People Face A Ban On Existence - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf

May, 2005

  • Nonviolent Students Brutalized At UCSC - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf
  • No Tolerance for Medical Pot in Santa Cruz - pdf - jpg - Part 1 - Part 2

June, 2005

July, 2005

  • Assaulted And Arrested For Speaking Out At City Hall - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf
  • Police Officer's Confrontational History With Homeless People In S.C. - jpg - pdf

August, 2005

  • SEIU Holds Heated Debate Over Sleeping Ban - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

September, 2005

  • Thankful Memories Of All The Love LOTUS Gave - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2 - jpg - pdf - Part 3 - jpg - pdf

2006

March, 2006

  • 10 Min.,Then Jail - jpg - pdf

2007

August, 2007

September, 2007

  • Bold Sleepout At City Hall Protests The Sleeping Ban - Part 1 - jpg - pdf - Part 2(at bottom of page) - jpg - pdf
  • End The S.C. Sleeping Ban - jpg - pdf

2012

August, 2012

September, 2012



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