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text Pleasant Hill Dog Cruelty Case - by via The Humane Society
On Jan. 19, three five-week-old male terrier puppies were found sealed in trash bag near a garbage can in Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill, CA. The animals were taken home by the couple who found them, cleaned and fed and then brought to the Contra Costa Animal Services shelter. The dogs have all been examined and are doing well. The East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge is caring for the dogs and will place them for adoption in the coming weeks.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:23PM
image Sacramento Dog Trapped and Burned in a Crate 120_burned-dog-sacramento.jpg original image ( 240x240) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
At 12:30am January 21, neighbors reported a trash fire outside the Oak Plains Masonic Lodge on 3010 Becerra Way, near Watt and Marconi avenues. The fire turned out to be a burned dog, who may have been heard whimpering or howling before Sacramento Metro Fire District firefighters arrived on the scene and realized the fire was actually a burning dog in a dog crate. Photo: Remains after the fire was extinguished.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:14PM
image Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park 120_red_fox_yosemite_2015.jpg original image ( 688x516) - by via National Park Service
Yosemite National Park is excited to report the first confirmed sighting in the park of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) in nearly 100 years. Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of the fox on two separate instances (December 13, 2014 and January 4, 2015) within the park boundary. The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is on...
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:09PM
text Eureka City Schools Officials Settle Lawsuit with National Center for Youth Law, ACLU - by ACLU of Northern California
Eureka – Eureka City Schools has reached a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed last year by the National Center for Youth Law and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Under the agreement, the district will implement a community-wide collaborative process aimed at cultivating a positive and inclusive school climate where all students feel welcome and safe.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:04PM
image Second Annual Crappies Awards 120_screen_shot_2015-01-29_at_9.43.14_am.jpg original image ( 576x411) - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Join us on Thursday, February 5 at 5:45pm at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California 94102) to mockingly celebrate this past year's most horrific actions within the Tech corporate world.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:44PM
image Vacant Homes in San Francisco, An Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Visualization 120_vacant.jpg original image ( 379x358) - by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has documented the latest American Community Study (ACS) data visualizing the staggering number of homes that are unoccupied on a consistent basis in San Francisco, CA: http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/vacant.html. Each dot represents 10 homes, arranged by census tract.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:35PM
calendar Storm Skanska! - by Susan
Skanska USA Oakland Office 1999 Harrison Street Oakland
Event Date:Wed Feb 4, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:25AM
image Delta advocates: Shasta Dam raise is a 'massive waste of taxpayer money' 120_800_img_3708.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
“Enlarging Shasta Dam is the very definition of a boondoggle,” said Barrigan-Parrilla. “A lot of money up front, a lot of environmental damage along the way, but only a little bit of water down the road for all that effort and heartache. Fortunately, there are better solutions.” Photo: The Winnemem Wintu Tribe and their allies protest the plans to raise Shasta Dam and build the peripheral tunnels at the Shasta Dam overlook in September 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:03AM
image March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color 120_studentssign.jpg original image ( 3456x4608) - by R. Robertson
Familiar names? Oscar Grant, Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Che Guevara, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Darrien Hunt. High School students in Mountain View rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday June 28th, with the faces of these people on placards, asking that they not be forgotten.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:16AM
calendar One Billion Rising Santa Cruz 120_one_billion_rising_santa_cruz1.jpg original image ( 742x960) - by
1pm March: Meet at 12:45pm at the corner of Pacific Ave and Cathcart, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:25PM
document Groups Sue to Stop Daily Train Deliveries of Toxic Crude Oil to Bakersfield Terminal bct_petition_.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
TAFT, Calif.— Community and environmental groups filed suit today (see PDF) over the expansion — orchestrated mostly in secret — of a crude oil operation in Kern County that could lead to a 1,000 percent increase in the amount of crude imported by rail into California each year.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:06PM
text Bay Area Testing Facility Gets Away With Murder - by via Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has penalized a Bay Area testing laboratory with only an "'Official Warning" for negligence after the lab dumped a rabbit – still alive – into a carcass freezer, and a national research watchdog group said it is shocked.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:02PM
image Reclaim MLK - Black Lives Matter Demands Read at Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Office, 1/16/15: photos 120_96hours_cityhallmayordemands_reclaimmlk_20150116_001.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by Dave Id
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists across the country who set out to "Reclaim Martin Luther King's Legacy" for MLK Day 2015, Oakland's Anti-Police Terrorism Project (APTP) called for 96 hours of direct action in the San Francisco Bay Area. After early morning actions at the Federal building in Oakland and BART stations in San Francisco, Black Lives Matter activists stormed new Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf’s office and read the full list of national and local demands set forth by...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:15PM
video Fire Displaces Mission District Residents (video/mp4 140.1MB) - by D. Boyer
Fire Displaces Mission District Residents A four alarm fire at 22nd and Mission streets in San Francisco displaces over 50 residents, and claims one life. 20 businesses were also affected by this fire. The Red Cross and San Francisco Human Services are helping the displaced tenants. Video includes my approach, and bits from the scene and finally the press conference held on Mission Street on the morning of January 29th.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:56PM
image Students hear about Pan-Africanism/US Imperialism at Rally in Mountain View 120_studentsstokleycbobbys.jpg original image ( 3456x4608) - by R. Robertson
Top Photo: On the left is Pan-African activist Stokely Carmichael, at right Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale. Speaker Akubundu Lott displayed the photo at a student rally yesterday in Mountain View. Lott praised students for bringing to light issues of international law. He spoke about US imperialism and decried the fact that the US government is exempt from the International Criminal Court.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:32PM
image Reclaim MLK - Third World for Black Power Lockdown at Federal Building in Oakland, 1/16/15: photos 120_96hours_fedbuildinglockdown_reclaimmlk_20150116_001.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by Dave Id
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists across the country who set out to "Reclaim Martin Luther King's Legacy" for MLK Day 2015, Oakland's Anti-Police Terrorism Project (APTP) called for 96 hours of direct action in the San Francisco Bay Area. Launching the four-day weekend of actions in the Bay Area was a surprise Friday morning lockdown of the two main entrances to the Ronald Dellums Federal Building complex. Over two dozen activists arrived at the federal building before dawn and...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:34PM
text Why Rejecting the Pitiful Police Brutality Settlement of #J28 Helps #BlackLivesMatter - by Ergoat
Recalling the events of #J28 2012 Occupy Oakland, the aftermath, and the pitifully small settlement three years later. How if we don't learn from this, we are dooming the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:17PM
video Activists Say Santa Cruz Police Lied to Secure Armored Vehicle Purchase (video/quicktime 115.9MB) - by Alex Darocy
On January 27, community members held a press conference at Santa Cruz City Hall to reveal information which has added to their belief that police essentially lied in December when seeking the city council's approval to purchase a BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) they claim will be used county-wide as an "emergency" vehicle. The purchase of the BearCat, which will be paid for with $250,000 in Homeland Security Department grants, has been widely protested i...
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59PM
image Federal fish agency opposes Shasta Dam raise 120_800_mark_miyoshi__chief_sisk__jesse_sisk_and_james_ward_1.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
“Any raising of the dam, even a few feet, will flood some of our last remaining sacred sites on the McCloud River – sites we still use today,” said Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Chief and Spiritual Leader. "We can't be Winnemem any place else but the McCloud River. The dam raise is a form of cultural genocide." Photo: Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch as Jesse Sisk and James Ward work on lighting the ceremonial fire. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54PM
calendar Protest Against Nudity Ban 120_best-cropped.jpg original image ( 1000x669) - by Gypsy Taub
Jane Warner Plaza (17th and Market) in San Francisco
Event Date:Sun Feb 1, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:46PM

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