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Big Tobacco, Health Care Industry Team Up to Fund Prop. 1 Campaign - by Dan Bacher
“Gov. Brown should return this money right away,” said Jim Knox, vice president of government relations for ACS CAN in California. “Propositions 1 and 2 are important public policy debates, but the tobacco companies are cynically using these measures to curry favor with the governor. Philip Morris doesn’t care about water or a rainy day fund. They only care about addicting youth and low-income communities to their deadly products."
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:08AM
In The Riot, Nieto Lives On - by FireWorks
Counter-analysis of the recent anti-gentrification and anti-police actions following the Giants victory at the World Series.
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:05AM
Clean Water Groups Highlight Progress for Monterey Bay, Call for More Success Stories - by Environment California
Santa Cruz, CA-On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report (see PDF) tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect Monterey Bay, funding conservation for a key tract of land upstream.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:43PM
Goliath Gets Bigger: Prop. 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 million - by Dan Bacher
The Yes on Prop. 1 contributions feature millions of dollars from billionaires, corporate agribusiness, Big Oil and and the tobacco industry - corporate interests that all expect a big return for their "investment" in the corrupt "play to pay" politics that rules California today.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:44PM
Peace & Freedom Party Endorses Chase, Van Allen, and Sherman - by Santa Cruz News
The Santa Cruz Chapter of the Peace & Freedom Party has issued its set of endorsements for the 2014 election.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:23PM
My Daughter and I Were Arrested Today By Military Police Guarding Worlds Most Hated Weapon - by Mauro Oliveira ( Red Sun )
Drone warfare kills children and other innocents. One California family has had enough. Father and daughter help blockade the base and join the LONG list of Americans in the brig. Free now, they face federal charges.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:56AM
Stop Bill Maher from speaking at UC Berkeley's December graduation - by via Change.org
The students at the University of California at Berkeley represent a diverse array of students from all walks of life. Every semester a commencement speaker is given the privilege of inspiring a class of talented and capable students. This year, UC Berkeley has chosen to invite Bill Maher to speak. Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:29PM
Sierra Club Opposes Ferrini Ranch Project in Monterey County - by Monterey County News
The Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club on October 21 submitted a letter to the Monterey Planning Commission opposing the Ferrini Ranch project proposed near Highway 68 near Toro Park in Monterey County.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:28PM
¡BAY GUARDIAN PRESENTE! Pt. 2 -- (video/quicktime 46.3MB) - by Bill Carpenter
SF Bay Guardian rally at Powell and Market in San Francisco on October 22, 2014.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:25AM
We Are Not Prepared For Ebola! NNU CNA UCSF Nurses Demand Mandatory Protocols - by Labor Video Project
NNU CNA nurses spoke out at the University of California medical center that they are not prepared for Ebola. They said they have not been trained and also do not have the proper protection equipment.
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:56PM
Leonie Sherman's Statement on the Negative Campaigning Aimed at Her - by Santa Cruz News
Leonie Sherman has released a statement in response to the SCPD's smear campaign aimed at her Santa Cruz City Council candidacy.
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:43PM
National Police Brutality Day in Salinas - by Alex Darocy
The family of Frank Alvarado was joined by community supporters for a protest at the Salinas Police Department on October 22, which is National Police Brutality Day. Frank Alvarado was killed by Brian Johnson and Scott Sutton of the Salinas Police department on July 10 of this year. [Top photo: Frank Alvarado Sr.]
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:48PM
Beverage Company Attempt to Buy Berkeley Election Violates Sign Law - by Sharat G. Lin
Berkeley voters express outrage at the American Beverage Association spending over $20 per potential vote to crush Measure D (sweetened beverage tax) in the November 2014 election. "No on D" posters on city lamp posts violate Berkeley law.
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:24PM
Santa Cruz City Council Delays Second Reading of Stay Away Ordinance - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Continues to Urge Reconsideration of Stay Away Ordinance
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:37PM
No New Jail for SF - by via CURB
SF County Sheriff Mirkarimi wants to spend anywhere from $290-$465 million to build a new "replacement jail" in San Francisco County. Please join us in signing this Open Letter to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: We Can’t Afford a New County Jail!
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:50AM
21st Annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville - by Yovanna Bravo
Watsonville City Plaza located on Main Street
Event Date:Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:56PM
Chief Caleen Sisk: It's All One Big Project - by Dan Bacher
"It does not make sense that people are separating the water puzzle into individual pieces, such as: the raising of Shasta Dam, Proposition 1, the Delta tunnels, BDCP, Sites Reservoir, Temperance Flat, CALFED, Delta Vision, BDCP, OCAP, the Bay Delta, Trinity/Klamath Rivers, the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and water rights," said Chief Sisk. "It is all one BIG Project."
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:46PM
Did Presence of Citizen Journalist prevent a shooting? - by D. Boyer
On Sunday at approx. 11a.m. a man climbed onto the statue that sits at the beginning of Dolores Street in San Francisco. There are pictures and video from the scene. Please take notice, no bystanders taunted the man, San Francisco police did not pull out their weapons, and emergency personnel provided him with 3 easy escape routes.
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:41PM
New OCS Oil And Gas Lease Options And Global Offshore Energy Resources - by Tomas DiFiore
The plan at BOEM is to extend the OCS thereby opening up new lease areas off the coasts of North Carolina, and other Atlantic Seaboard States, and if possible politically, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It's got to sound good – nationwide. And as you may have recently read, headlines around the nation state oil rigs are beneficial to undersea creatures sustaining 1,000 percent more fish than natural habitats! That's not what the researchers and authors of the new report actual...
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:42AM
Contributions to Yes on Prop. 1 and 2 campaigns rise to over $13 million - by Dan Bacher
Corporate agribusiness interests, the largest users of federal and state water project water exported through the Delta pumping facilities, have donated a total of $850,000 to the Yes on Prop. 1 campaign. The California Farm Bureau Federation contributed $250,000 and the Western Growers Service Association donated $250,000. Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon, owner of Paramount Farms and largest orchard fruit grower in the world, contributed $150,000 and the California...
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:16PM