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Street Heat in Fresno (audio/mpeg 55.2MB) - by Mike Rhodes
Last Friday (March 27) Ernesto Saavedra, Community Alliance editor was our guest on the Street Heat radio show. The audio is 1 hour long.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 9:32PM
Our Lives: Surviving the Streets of Fresno (audio/x-wav 304.9MB) - by Mike Rhodes
This 30 minute audio was recorded at the KFCF studios in Fresno’s Tower District. Stir it Up is on KFCF 88.1 FM, which can be heard from 3 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 8:53PM
Feds fund captive breeding program for Delta smelt - by Dan Bacher
"If Delta smelt, once the most numerous species in the estuary, and winter Chinook and other species lingering on the brink of extinction go extinct, the state water board and the state and federal fishery agencies will be the responsible policies," said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:02AM
Westlands Water District hires Rep. Nunes' chief of staff - by Dan Bacher
"The District is excited about Johnny joining the District’s staff," said Thomas Birmingham, Westlands’ General Manager. “His prior work with elected officials at all levels of government in the San Joaquin Valley and other regions of the state will be instrumental in helping to forge a unified Valley position on potential solutions to address the Valley’s chronic water supply shortages.” Map of Westlands Water District courtesy of http://wwd.ca.gov/
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:36PM
Activists 'Shut Down' Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento - by Dan Bacher
Representatives of the "Crunch Nestlé Alliance" said the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during a record drought. They claim Sacramento City Hall has made it possible through a "corporate welfare giveaway." Photo of protest in front of the Nestlé Waters bottling plant in Sacramento on March 20 by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:01PM
Ocean Salmon Season Will Open April 4 - by Dan Bacher
While the Sacramento River fall run Chinook returns were relatively abundant, it is crucial to understand the heavy impact that the mismanagement of Central Valley reservoirs and rivers and the Delta pumps by the state and federal governments will have on the 2016 to 2017 seasons.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:00AM
Caravana 43 Fresno: Parents of the 43 missing students from Iguala, Mexico visit Fresno - by
California State University, Fresno - Peace Garden
Event Date:Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:34AM
Drought legislation must target agribusiness and Big Oil - by Dan Bacher and Others
“If the Governor was serious about protecting our water he would issue a moratorium on fracking to stop the ongoing pollution of 2 million gallons per day of fresh water and stop the ongoing dumping of oil wastewater into our aquifers. California’s aquifers are crucial and must be protected in order to save and store water for the future," said Scow. Photo courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:09PM
Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water During Drought - by Dan Bacher and Others
Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names.
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:30PM
Stockton Rural Cemetery, Block 27 ~ 2015 Sesquicentennial Freedom Celebration - by khubaka, michael harris
Reverend Jeremiah King helped establish Block 27, a "colored section" within the Stockton Rural Cemetery in 1861. Rev. King and many other early Stockton pioneers have a final resting place within the "park-like" community resource. At the close of the US Civil War, a desire for proper dignity and respect for all fallen soldiers became what we call today Memorial Day. Together we celebrate the Sesquicentennial and design plans to preserve an amazing living legacy for another 150 years. Ge...
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:49AM
Pit River Tribe and Allies Rally to Protect Medicine Lake - by Dan Bacher
“Medicine Lake is a sacred place and it needs to be protected at all costs,” said Pit River Tribal Chairman Mickey Gemmill. “We’re trying to preserve our culture and Medicine Lake is part of the beginning of our people. If we allow these corporations to come in and frack, we could lose that chance to bring back that part of our culture. So we’re asking the Calpine Corporation to step back and leave the Medicine Lake Highlands alone.” Photo of Medicine Lake defenders in front of...
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:39PM
Lawsuits Charge Police Agencies with Refusing to Disclose Information about StingRay Use - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The ACLU on March 10 filed lawsuits against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Anaheim Police Department, charging that the two agencies refuse to produce documents related to their use of StingRays.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:34PM
Agency leaders admit big failure to protect water from oil pollution - by Dan Bacher
“The ongoing contamination of California’s drinking and irrigation water with toxic oil industry waste fluids is yet another example of why oil companies can’t be trusted to operate while ensuring the protection of our communities’ health and the environment,” Dan Jacobson, State Director of Environment California said on behalf of Californians Against Fracking. Photo of part of the Pacific Islander contingent at the "March for Climate Leadership" in Oakland on February 7, the la...
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:42PM
MLPA chair/big oil lobbyist takes Oregon's low carbon fuel standard to court - by Dan Bacher
Reheis-Boyd's leadership role in creating "marine protected areas" at the same time she was leading the campaign to eviscerate California and Oregon's environmental laws is one of the biggest conflict of interest stories in the state's history, but the corporate media and many "alternative" media outlets refuse to cover it. That is undoubtedly because Big Oil controls the state's politicians and political processes - and has inordinate influence over the media. The oil industry is the mos...
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 4:43PM
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