Georgia Perry

Staff Writer

Board Takes No Action on Library Sleeping Ban

The library board did not take any action relating to people sleeping on library grounds. Photo by Chip Scheuer.

In addition to carrying on the noble legacy of the Dewey Decimal System, librarians are also the de facto stewards of everyone who uses the public library, whatever their purposes. The Santa Cruz Library Board periodically reviews its code of conduct to take into account whatever new issues are arising, whether they be hordes of boisterous teenagers swarming the Scotts Valley branch when schools let out, or local homeless sleeping for hours in the aisles of the downtown branch.

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Activist Lemaster Sentenced for Illegal Lodging

Linda Lemaster says she’ll appeal her conviction stemming from Peace Camp 2010. (Photo by Chip Scheuer)

Despite being shut down over two years ago, the loose threads of Peace Camp 2010 are still dangling in the county court system. After Dec. 6’s sentencing for Linda Lemaster, who received a misdemeanor for illegal lodging at Peace Camp and faces community service plus probation, the longtime homeless advocate and her attorneys have their sights set on an appeal they hope will take them all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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