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Scotts Valley Man With ALS And Lyme Disease Requests Research Support From Hillary Clinton

By Ryan Masters SCOTTS VALLEY Walk into John Pecoraro’s Scotts Valley home and the first thing you notice are the framed posters on the wall; dozens of original Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones concert posters dating back to the 1960s. “I’ve been pretty lucky,” Pecoraro said. “I’ve traveled the world and seen the … Continue reading Scotts Valley Man With ALS And Lyme Disease Requests Research Support From Hillary Clinton

#Anthroboycott Vote Should Not Be Suppressed

By: Roberto J. González Guest blogger Roberto J. González is an alumnus of UC Berkeley. He is chair of San José State University’s anthropology department and author of several books including Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State (2010) and Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca (2001). His position on … Continue reading #Anthroboycott Vote Should Not Be Suppressed

A New Bacterium Recognized As A Cause Of Lyme Disease: Borrelia Bissettii

By Golovchenko M, Vancová M, Clark K, Oliver JH, Grubhoffer L, Rudenko N. A divergent spirochete strain isolated from a resident of the southeastern United States was identified by multilocus sequence typing as Borrelia bissettii. Abstract BACKGROUND: Out of 20 spirochete species from Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) complex recognized to date some are considered … Continue reading A New Bacterium Recognized As A Cause Of Lyme Disease: Borrelia Bissettii

Unconstitutional And Bad For California

By Coalition to Stop AB 1551 and AB 1552 TAKE ACTION! Call your CA State Legislators and ask them to oppose AB 1551 and AB 1552. If your organization would like to endorse this letter email David Mandel (JVP and NLG, Sacramento): dlmandel@gmail.com. To: California state legislators From: Coalition to stop AB 1551 & AB … Continue reading Unconstitutional And Bad For California

Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

By Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Special to the Sentinel Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie and Shireen Agha Ahsan were lost to our community last week, taken by the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach. They were celebrated in a remembrance event on the UCSC campus crowded with family, friends and members of their tight-knit campus community. Solaiman … Continue reading Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

California's Dark Side Many Santa Cruz residents are not aware that Santa Cruz California conducted a lynching on the Water Street Bridge. Irene O'Connell, a local Santa Cruz activist and staff member of Resource Center for Nonviolence, is interviewed by Ben Leonard, a then senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough who is now … Continue reading Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Now In 45% Of US Counties

Ticks that spread the deadly Lyme disease live in about half of all US counties, the Journal of Medical Entomology reports. The geographical reach of the bloodsucking arachnid parasites “has changed substantially” since the last study 18 years ago. “This study shows that the distribution of Lyme disease vectors has changed substantially over the last … Continue reading Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Now In 45% Of US Counties

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The Resolution A vote took place on this resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions at the American Anthropological Association business meeting on Friday, November 20, 2015 in the Colorado Convention Center. The resolution passed 1040 for BDS to 136, 87% in favor. It will be forwarded to the entire membership of the AAA for a … Continue reading Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz

By Students of University of California Santa Cruz The following resolution was passed by the Student Union Assembly at University of California Santa Cruz to reinstate a resolution urging the University of California to divest from companies profiting from Israel’s ongoing human rights violations in the illegally occupied land of Palestine. Resolution calling for “University … Continue reading Student Call For Socially Responsible Investment: University of California Santa Cruz

FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

By Harmony, Marjorie, Amira, Ali, Osama, Raphael, Melissa, and Kali We are grieved by the recent death toll increasing in the Holy Land and we send prayers for the families who are enduring grief and loss. As of October 20th, 8 Israelis have been killed, along with 1 Eritrean asylum seeker killed by Israeli attackers. … Continue reading FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence