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The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
Street Heat - June 2015 - by Mike Rhodes
Photos and audio (mp3) of the Street Heat radio show in Fresno. Each segment of the show is about 15 minutes long. Photo below: Show host Pam Whalen.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:40PM
Draining of Folsom Lake forces Nimbus, American River Hatchery evacuations - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, emphasized that excessive water deliveries to the Sacramento Valley settlement contractors are exhausting the cold water in Lake Shasta, forcing the agencies to shift to using water from the American River to meet the Delta salinity standards. "As a consequence, the agencies are now are evacuating the hatcheries on the American," said Jennings. "And as a result of this mismanagement, they're not only goi...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:54AM
Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
Judge Keeps Suction Dredge Mining Out of California Rivers This Summer - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.— A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge ruled today against an attempt by the mining community to start suction dredge mining in California waterways this summer. Suction dredge miners had asked the court to prevent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from enforcing the current moratorium on the destructive practice, which has been in place since 2009. The moratorium is designed to prevent mercury pollution and damage to wildlife, waterways and cultur...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:30PM
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Forges Ahead - by Dan Bacher
The commitment of the state and federal governments to push the plan forward was revealed on Friday, June 12, when the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially "Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:40AM
Thirsty Billionaires File Complaint Alleging Illegal Diversions of "Their" Water - by Dan Bacher
“State and Federal contractors, who have been illegally storing water that belongs to others for years, should not accuse Delta farmers of stealing some of their stolen water, on the basis of a seriously flawed study, with a long list of unsupported assumptions,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:21AM
San Lorenzo River Bird Call - by jane mio
This Tuesday afternoon June 23rd, the Santa Cruz City Council will vote on whether to approve a Pilot Paddle Program for Recreational Boating on the San Lorenzo River. If successful, this would eventually lead to lifting the restriction on boating on the San Lorenzo River.
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:22PM
Pacfic Fisher Recommended for California Endangered Species Act Protection - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on June 11 recommended state Endangered Species Act protection for the fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada portion of its range.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:25PM
Mendocino County Renews Controversial Contract with Wildlife-Killing Program - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
County Will Pay Wildlife Services to Kill Millions of Wild Animals Each Year
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:57PM
New Report on San Lorenzo River Water Quality Shows "Little to No" Human Bacteria Present - by via San Lorenzo River Alliance
The San Lorenzo River Alliance has issued a new report on San Lorenzo River water quality showing little to no human bacteria present in the river.
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:16AM
Taking the Pledge to Mobilize at the Climate Mobilization Rally - by Alex Darocy
Community members in Santa Cruz gathered at the Town Clock on June 14 to rally and share information about climate change in order to encourage individuals to take the Climate Mobilization pledge, which demands a "WWII scale" effort by society to create a 100% clean energy economy by 2025.
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:24PM
Billboard Repainted for June 11th - by a passerby
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:49PM
Groups criticize Brown for ignoring Big Ag, Big Oil water use during drought - by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown continues to allow big agribusiness and the oil and gas industry to abuse our precious ground and surface water resources unabated while demanding individual Californians and communities must cut back their use by twenty-five percent," said Adam Scow, California Campaign Director for Food & Water Watch.
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:29AM
People's Park tree clearing coordinated with new Sproul grand opening (video/x-ms-wmv 179.6MB) - by Berkeley Review
During a Berkeley city council work session on November 27th of 2012, a presentation was given by representatives of the UC Berkeley, the Telegraph Business Association and the Berkeley Design Association. Half the Chancellor's funds for the new Sproul project was set aside for projects on Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. The work session was supposed to be an initial round of public discussions on the future of Telegraph Avenue as it relates to the redevelopment of Sproul. There were n...
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2015 5:35PM
Jerry Brown's head oil regulator resigns after RICO suit filed - by Dan Bacher
Mark Schlosberg, organizing director with Food and Water Watch, a member organization of Californians Against Fracking, responded to the resignation by pointing out that it points to the larger failure by the Brown administration to protect California's water and air. “When it comes to ensuring the public’s health and protecting our water and air, Jerry Brown has failed,” said Schlosberg. "Mark Nechodom is one of many in the Brown Administration who have looked the other way as oil ...
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2015 10:49AM
Climate Mobilization Rally - by pauline seales
Meet at Santa Cruz Town Clock for rally and speakers. Proceed on short march back to clock
Event Date:Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 3:42PM
Water export pumps have run every day during record drought! - by Dan Bacher
In a clear cut case of environmental injustice, the Senate leadership refused to invite Delta residents, Tribal leaders, fishermen and fishery experts to testify at the sham of a "hearing."
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 12:27PM
State Senate Passes Bill Banning New Offshore Drilling - by Dan Bacher
"Senate Bill 788 - which bans new offshore oil drilling - just passed the Senate!" said Senator Mike McGuire in a Facebook post. "Nearly 20k Californians have signed our petition - We're grateful!"
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2015 10:41AM
Conservation groups sue state and feds over Delta water standards - by Dan Bacher
"The situation is critical and we’re left with no alternative but the courts," said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). "And we’re prepared to sue them again and again and again. We don’t know if we can save these species, perhaps we can, but by god we will try!”
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2015 7:30AM