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Drought Shows Folly of Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
"It is lucky for the South of Delta agricultural Central Valley Project contractors (and Kern County Water Agency) that the tunnels were not already built," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of RTD. "If so, they would have had to pay hundreds of millions of dollars with no water supply."
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 5:38PM
Poll reveals most voters oppose Governor Brown's 'big government projects' - by Dan Bacher
There is no doubt that Governor's Brown's approval ratings would slip well below 50 percent if the mainstream media and corporate "environmental" NGOs would stop greenwashing the Governor's environmental record and report the truth about Brown's war on fish, water and the environment. Photo of Jerry Brown courtesy of the Governor's Office
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 7:18AM
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
Lawsuit Charges Calaveras County with Unconstitutionally Promoting One Religious Belief - by ACLU of Northern California
San Andreas – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California on February 18 filed a lawsuit (see PDF) against the county of Calaveras, charging the board of supervisors with passing a resolution last summer that unconstitutionally promotes one particular set of religious beliefs over all others.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:41PM
Water board chief admits he was 'just wrong’ - by Dan Bacher
"He admitted he was wrong last year in assessing the impacts to fish - and so now he is proposing to do it again," said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:20PM
Historic march for divestment at UC Davis photo essay - by Francisco J. Dominguez
One hundred students at UC Davis marched in a call for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi on February 10.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:30PM
Governor Jerry Brown wins "Cold, Dead Fish Award" three years in a row! - by Dan Bacher
The common link in much of the destruction and mayhem I’ve described in my articles is Jerry Brown, the worst Governor for fish, water and the environment in recent California history. Brown has constantly gushed about his "green energy" and carbon trading policies at press conferences and photo opportunities while he enthusiastically supports the expansion of fracking in California and is rushing the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history, the Bay Delt...
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:50PM
American River steelhead run is worst on record - by Dan Bacher
“The steelhead died for a noble cause - almonds," quipped Bill Jennings, executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). Photo of Sammy Yoro, Jr., of Watsonville with two winter hatchery steelhead caught on the American River in January 2011 by Dan Bacher. The Bureau of Reclamation's abysmal management of Folsom Reservoir and the American River during a record drought has resulted in the destruction of the once abundant steelhead population that anglers, N...
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:28PM
Californians Against Fracking slams hearing process, calls for fracking ban - by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown’s oil regulators have issued rules for fracking before they’ve even finished studying it, putting the cart before the horse and endangering lives," said David Braun in a statement before the hearing on behalf of Californians Against Fracking. "Unsurprisingly, this is the same agency responsible for issuing hundreds of illegal permits for the disposal of oil industry wastewater into multiple protected drinking water aquifers." Photo of anti-fracking march in Oakland o...
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:53AM
Fishermen, Delta Leaders Protest Move to “Destroy Salmon” - by Dan Bacher
Water rights attorney and C-WIN Board Member Mike Jackson said, “Evidently after the Bureau of Reclamation’s killing of 95% of the endangered winter-run salmon year last year, the Federal government has decided to propose a much worse water plan for 2015. It’s a much more complicated plan, but if it is approved by the California Water Board it may send both the endangered salmon and Delta smelt to extinction. We will find out soon if the Governor’s office intervenes with the Water Boa...
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:08PM
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
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
Will drought relief money be used to support overpumping Delta water? - by Dan Bacher
"Secretary Jewell's announcement mentions that $5.37 million will be available for Delta needs for drought monitoring of endangered species, and to increase flexibility in water operations,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “What we fear is that this spending plan will translate into funding to manage the system so that the greatest amount of water is exported to big agribusiness growers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley." Photo of Secre...
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:14PM
Rev. Jeremiah Burke Sanderson ~ Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
1865 ~ 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom begins with restoration of a historical monument to Rev. Jeremiah Burke Sanderson and the Elk Street Colored School, Stockton, California. The Esquire Club and City of Stockton erected the historical monument February 15, 1985 and together, a year long effort towards celebrating an amazing journey towards freedom, the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom begins...
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:59AM
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
UC Student Association Passes Two Resolutions on Divestment - by University of California Student Association
OAKLAND CA - On Sunday, February 8, The University of California Student Association, the independent official voice of 240,000 UC students, passed two advisory resolutions: Resolution Calling for the UC Regents to Divest from Corporations Violating Palestinian Human Rights (see PDF) and Resolution Toward Socially Responsible Investment at the University of California (see PDF) by an 9-1 vote, with 5 abstentions.
Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 10:40PM
Oil lobby group tops spending list with $8.9 million in 2014 - by Dan Bacher
The oil industry is the most powerful corporate lobby in California, overshadowing corporate agribusiness, the high tech industry, the movie industry, insurance companies and other special interests in the money and influence that it wields in state politics. Photo of press conference by Californians Against Fracking at the State Capitol on January 28 by Dan Bacher. On February 7 thousands of Californians will converge in Oakland – Brown’s home town – for the "March for Real Climate ...
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 4:45PM
Post-Release Fund for Recently Released Political Prisoner, Eric McDavid - by Sacramento Prisoner Support
Help Eric McDavid make a smooth transition after spending 9 years in prison! www.youcaring.com/EricMcDavid
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 1:46PM
Anti-fracking coalition calls for shut down of toxic injection wells - by Dan Bacher
The permission to pollute was granted because of the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil and other corporate interests. In fact, the oil industry not only exerts its enormous influence by spending millions and millions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributors, but is able to get its officials and allies placed on state and federal regulatory panels. Photo from press conference by Californians Against Fracking at the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 29. Phot...
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:41PM
Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU Condemn UC Davis Vandalism - by via Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU
Students for Justice in Palestine at San Jose State University Condemn UC Davis Vandalism
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:04PM