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Health and Safety Gaps in Safe Drinking and Clean Water Acts - by by Patrick Porgans and Lloyd G. Carter
Since 1978 the State has received on average $600 million to $800 million annually for clean water programs that are administered by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. EPA officials estimate California needs $39 billion in capital improvements through 2026 for water systems to continue providing safe drinking water to the public. Instead, Gov. Brown is pushing a $14 billion twin tunnel project to ship relatively clean S...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:20AM
INVASIVE SPECIES - by Dee Allen.
For the past 15 years, San Francisco's Mission District has undergone phases of real estate gentrification that came with each new technology boom. With information technology being the latest impetus, San Francisco has, on the street corners of certain neighbourhoods, new condominium towers being built. With the construction of new condos come upper-middle class newcomers, who can afford the high rents. In the process, local businesses have closed their doors, families, people with disabilit...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:55AM
Damage control. City entangled in CalDesal’s advocacy and lobbying activities - by Paul Gratz
Last week, the City of Santa Cruz issued the unusual news release entitled “Santa Cruz Water Director Key to Non-Profit CalDesal Success. Bill Kocher Named Vice-President of the Board.” The PR piece appears designed as a damage control tactic to both reframe and obfuscate the city’s role as a prominent member of the CalDesal advocacy and lobbying organization. [Attachment: City issued news release extolling the key contributions of Bill "Desal or Die" Kocher makes towards advancing th...
Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:16PM
AFSCME3299 & CWA UPTE9119 UC Workers Strike At UCSF-Stop The Attacks On Patients & Workers - by Labor Video Project
Thousands of UC hospital workers struck against concession demands by the CEO's and UC Regents. Striking workers at UCSF talked about the issues they face the the fight to protect UC patients and their conditions and benefits.
Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:44AM
March and Rally Held at SF State Despite Police Harassment of Students - by Bay Waters
Police are not able to intimidate group of students and their supporters from holding rally and march at SF State campus against the brutal beating of their friends by SFPD last week.
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:16PM
Why should Californians pay for $50 billion tunnel boondoggle? - by Dan Bacher
Restore the Delta (RTD) responded to Meral’s latest claim by asking, “So why then should rate payers from Southern California and tax payers throughout the state be asked to pick up the tab for a $50 billion project that will not make more water for Southern California or save the Delta? Photo of Jerry Meral at BDCP meeting by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:19PM
ACLU Chair Closes Monthly Boad of Directors Meeting, Homeless Issues Off the Agenda - by Robert Norse
Last night the local ACLU, long notorious for its refusal to join other ACLU's across the state in supporting the trampled rights of local homeless people, underlined its authoritarian process by excluding members of the public (including ACLU members) from its Board meeting. Though Chair Peter Gelblum was the voice demanding that everyone leave, the rest of the Board remained silent, and "activist" Steve Pleich insisted that prior willingness to have members of the public present was only ...
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:55AM
Occupy Merced Tioga Support Pot Luck - by
1715 N St, Merced, CA 95340
Event Date:Sat May 25, 2013 3:00PM
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:11PM
Occupy the Farm Work Party & Land Occupation - by Occupy the Farm
San Pablo and Monroe, Albany CA
Event Date:Sat May 25, 2013 5:00PM
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:42PM
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) threatened in San Francisco (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.18.2013
California's most important environmental law, the California Environmental Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is under attack, and activists are trying to make sure the act will still hold sway in San Francisco. CEQA requires corporations and landholders to provide public information about potential environmental impacts of their projects in advance. A statewide coalition recently blocked attempts to weaken CEQA at the state level, but now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed ...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:27PM
California Trust Act Moves Forward - by Steve Pleich
Trust and Equal Protection Under the Law
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:50PM
SF Protest At GAP Shareholder's Meeting - by repost
GAP Headquarters, 2 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Date:Tue May 21, 2013 9:30AM
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 1:28PM
Rally Against Police Beating of SF Commune 5 @ SF State! - by FREESFCOM5
Malcolm X Plaza, SF State University Main Quad, San Francisco
Event Date:Tue May 21, 2013 2:00PM
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:07PM
$8000 A Week Scabs At Sutter Alta Bates Hospital As CNA NNU Nurses & Techs Strike For 9th - by Labor Video Project
For two years, Sutter CNA NNU nurses at many facilities in the East Bay have been fighting against concessions. On May 17, 2013 they launched their 9th strike and $8,000 a week scabs were brought into replace the workers.
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:42AM
Liberate The Land: Direct Action to Plant Food and Hold Space - by Ryan Rising
The Free Farm: 950 Gough Street @ Eddy Street, San Francisco
Event Date:Sat Jun 1, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:54AM
UC & FEMA Tree Removal in East Bay Hills - Public Meeting - by Hchapot
Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Ave., Oakland.
Event Date:Sat May 18, 2013 10:00AM
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:13PM
San Franciscans say Bradley Manning is Grand Marshal of SF Pride - by mark
Speakout at Market and Castro on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:52PM
UCSF Protest with IDA and DxE - by Wayne Hsiung
513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Fri May 24, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:04PM
SF Commune Activists Attacked, Arrested and Hospitalized by SF State Police; March Today! - by Chris Rojas
Seven San Francisco activists from the squatted social center called the SF Commune, were brutally attacked by police and arrested Thursday evening after being invited into the SF State University dorms by students there. One individual was tazed and another was reportedly shoved into a paddy wagon where police continued to viciously beat him. This happened less than 36 hours after the campus visitors were violently evicted from the SF Commune by riot-clad SWAT police on Wednesday morning. ...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:48PM
Delta Stewardship Council Adopts Plan Amidst Massive Opposition - by Dan Bacher
Nicky Suard, owner of Snug Harbor Resorts in Walnut Grove on the Delta, summed up the lack of credible science in the Delta Plan and the EIR when she described it as "Salad Bowl Science," where the plan officials "pick and choose" the science to justify their pre-determined goals. "Don't pass this plan," Suard urged the Council. "It will destroy the Delta and everything in it." Photo of Wendy Stokes, Chair of Restore the Delta, speaking at the protest at the Delta Stewardship Council m...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:43PM