By J.D. Hillard
In today’s program, Santa Cruz’s live-work facility for artists has grown, Rick Kleffel will speak with former Talk of the Bay host, now Tannery Arts Center executive director Rachel Anne Goodman and others.
First, last autumn in the weeks before Occupy Santa Cruz was evicted from the soccer field near Santa Cruz County’s court house, several participants entered a vacant bank building in downtown Santa Cruz. It was during a march. Protesters said they wanted to establish a community center. They were in the building a few days. After they left police found graffiti and other property damage. Some of the protesters were charged with felony vandalism trespassing and conspiracy. We’ll talk with an occupy participant and a prosecutor.