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National Scholarly Research ~ Historic Stockton Waterfront District - by khubaka, michael harris
Historic Stockton Waterfront District builds on an amazing legacy 1840-1870. 2015 Stockton Black History Month ends with new primary source documents towards sharing a historic legacy unknown, unvalued or to be kept underground. The Ebony Boat Club is a welcomed maritime resource and recreational opportunity to join a growing collaboration of City, County, State and National officials eager to highlight the positive contribution by people of African ancestry. In context of a national conv...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:04PM
Tenants Together Open House - by Aimee Inglis
Tenants Together's main office, on the 12th floor
Event Date:Wed Mar 4, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:03PM
Community Members Take A Seat on Monterey Sidewalk to Protest New Sit-Lie Ban - by Alex Darocy
In October a new law went into effect in the City of Monterey making it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in commercial districts. In response, activists staged a sit-in on the sidewalk along Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey on February 13, and they say they plan to make it a regular event. Individuals with Direct Action Monterey Network (DAMN) organized the demonstration because they believe the law targets individuals without homes, travelers, and the impoverished.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:13PM
March 15! East Oakland Block Party interview with George of CURYJ on settingthestandard (audio/mpeg 33.2MB) - by paz
March 15! East Oakland Block Party interview with George of CURYJ on settingthestandard Save the Date March 15! East Oakland Block Party for the whole family, celebrating the 50th Anniversaries of the Black and Chicano Arts Movements. Brought to you by East Side Arts Alliance, One Land One Struggle, CURYJ, East Bay Chevs, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Black Organizing Project, Onyx, and our neighborhood partners! #eastsideartsalliance https://www.facebook.com/CURYJ
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:53PM
The liberation of public parks closed for gentrification in Oakland - by Dave Id
In early September 2014, the small public park across from the Greyhound station on San Pablo Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, a common hangout spot for Oakland locals, was fenced up and closed by the city. This happened just after major construction of a large multi-story residential building was completed on adjacent land recently sold by the Oakland Catholic Diocese. it was clear that the idea was to run off the poor people who made use of the park for the supposed aesthetic pleasure...
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:33PM
Interview with Linda Grant on the Struggle at Triangle Park in Oakland - by FireWorks
In September of 2014, the City of Oakland began to make attempts to displace and remove people in public plazas along San Pablo Ave in the wake of the WOSP (West Oakland Specific Plan) being passed. The clamp down by the police on the plazas is thus clearly part of "socially cleansing" the area, while UC Berkeley students mapped out the park and planned where the art would go for a "transition," and city workers erected fences at 32nd and San Pablo ('Triangle Park') and near 21st and San Pabl...
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:36PM
San Mateo County Nurses Contract Strengthens the County Health System - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:08PM
Oakland Tenants living in substandard / unsafe buildings - who is to blame? - by M. Hennings
City of Oakland Building Inspection Department - trying to get the city to acknowledge/inspect/cite property owners for unsafe substandard housing being managed by The Apartment Group
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:03AM
Police Injury of Homeless Man Still Unresolved - by Steve Schnaar
Nearly two years ago, a Santa Cruz police officer injured a homeless man who was already in handcuffs, slamming him face-first into the ground. Caught on video by a bystander, the incident got a lot of attention and the SCPD promised to do a formal investigation. However the results of that investigation have been kept secret, and meanwhile the offending officer is still on the job with no apparent consequences.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:41PM
Western Regional Advocacy Project Calls for Support of "Right to Rest Act" - by Steve Pleich
Act Would Protect Basic Human Rights of People Experiencing Homelessness
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:21PM
KPFA Radio-Media Network Community & Staff Event - by KPFA Community Advisory Board
Central Berkeley Public Library, Community Meeting Room 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, 3rd floor administrative wing, look for KPFA signs.
Event Date:Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:30PM
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:37PM
Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday - by via California Nurses Association
Dozens of Daughters of Charity registered nurses, joined by other hospital workers, will rally outside the offices of Attorney General Kamala Harris calling on her to approve the sale of six endangered California Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare without conditions that would likely scuttle the sale and force the hospitals to close.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:32PM
Reclaim MLK - Anti-Gentrification Action Disrupts Oakland Home Auction, 1/16/15: photos - 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. On the first day -- after early morning actions at the Federal building in Oakland, BART stations and the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco, the office of new Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf -- activists protesting gentrification a...
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:22PM
Largest Anti-Fracking March in U.S. History Photo Essay - by Dan Bacher
People from all walks of life came from throughout California to Oakland on February 7 to call on Governor Jerry Brown to stop fracking and other extreme energy extraction in the state, stand up to big oil and move California beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy. Photo of the March for Real Climate Leadership banner at the front of the march by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:03PM
City Bicycle Program Dysfunction Continues - by Steve Schnaar
For years the City used to give away unclaimed bicycles to youth in need through any qualified nonprofit, with the Bike Church hosting the distributions. In 2012 the City secretly terminated the program, with bikes going for a while to a for-profit business, later being auctioned off in LA. Responding to public pressure, City Council agreed to reinstate distributions to youth, but schemed to keep the Bike Church out of the picture. Ironically, the new program managers are having a hard time a...
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:40AM
Corruption is rampant at HUD and affordable housing projects - by Lynda Carson
What is happening at Effie’s House and EBALDC is just one bright shining example of what is happening throughout the City of Oakland in the many subsidized housing projects owned by numerous non-profit housing developers that are members of the East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)!
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:14AM
What Killed Ted Gullicksen? - by Michael Steinberg
Almost four months have passed since Ted Gulliciksen died. Today we still don’t what killed him.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:28PM
Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:49PM
RNs to Join Martinez Refinery Workers on Picket Line Thursday - by via California Nurses Association
In a show of support for striking refinery workers and their fight for stronger health and safety standards, registered nurses will hold a press conference with them Thursday in Martinez, Ca. Environmental organizations are also expected to join.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:38PM
Coalition urges Brown to shut down illegal injection wells - by Dan Bacher
“Gov. Jerry Brown must immediately ban fracking and halt the use of illegal injection wells in California,” said Adam Scow, California director of Food and Water Watch, on behalf of Californians Against Fracking. Photo of the front of the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on February 7 by Dan Bacher. Over 8,000 Californians, including a diverse group of Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, labor union activists, doctors, nurses, clergy, co...
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:57PM