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Fresno Police Shooting - Lawsuit to be Filed - by Mike Rhodes
Fresno City Hall
Event Date:Tue May 26, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 3:21PM
Investigative Report: City of Fresno's Relationship with JD Home Rentals - by No More Slumlords (posted by Mike Rhodes)
The 10:30 minute video at the link below is an investigative report about corruption, slumlords and business as usual in Fresno.
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:02AM
Photo essay of protest against Nestlé in Sacramento May 20 - by Dan Bacher
“As California's water supplies dry up, Nestlé continues to make millions selling bottled water and that’s outrageous!” explained Liz McDowell, campaigner for SumOfUs.org. “We’ve stood up to Nestlé exploiting natural resources for profit in the past everywhere from Pakistan to Canada, and now the global community is speaking out before California runs completely dry.” Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign speaks at the protest at the Nestlé bottling plant in Sacramento. Photo ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:27PM
Protesters converge on Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and LA - by Dan Bacher
Tim Molina, Strategic Campaign Organizer for the California-based Courage Campaign, said to the crowd, "Today we are saying enough is enough. With people across California doing their part to conserve water -- it’s time that Nestlé did the right thing and put people over profits - by immediately halting their water bottling operations across the State."
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:17PM
California Officials Won’t Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:30PM
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Population Reduction - by via CURB
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:22PM
CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
CDFW celebrates "Endangered Species Day" as it hastens species extinction - by Dan Bacher
You just can't make this stuff up - a government agency like the California Department of Fish and Wildlife "celebrating" National Endangered Species Day when it appears to be doing everything it can to benefit agribusiness and other corporate interests at the expense of endangered species, along with a host of fish and wildlife species not formally listed under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts!
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:49AM
Canal littering exacerbates drinking water from canals - by Christine Kroll
Recent decisions by Fresno Irrigation District are that "canal water [is] to be restricted to 90,000 acre-feet to recharge underground aquifers and to surface water treatment plants in Fresno and Clovis." (Fresno Bee, May 14th ) Canals conveying future potable water have severe implications when the canals are almost filthy enough to require wastewater treatment before being passed through the water treatment plant. This article talks about issues involving litter, herbicide use, and tox...
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:17AM
Broadcast Premier of Standing On Sacred Ground Series Begins May 17 - by Dan Bacher
STANDING ON SACRED GROUND took nearly eight years to complete and focuses on eight threatened cultures—one fight. Using ancient wisdom and modern courage, indigenous communities around the world protect lands of spiritual and ecological significance for future generations. This new series exposes governmental, industrial and consumer-related threats to indigenous peoples’ sacred landscapes around the world. Fourteen years after In the Light of Reverence, which featured the late tr...
Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 6:53PM
100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANAHEIM, Calif.— More than 100 mayors, city council members and other local officials from dozens of communities want Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking to protect California’s water supply from contamination during a devastating drought.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:27PM
Why you should join the Central Valley Progressive PAC - by Mike Rhodes
Central Valley Progressive PAC president Pam Whalen talks about organizing, increasing membership in the CVPPAC and progressives winning political power in Fresno.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:17PM
UCSA Responds to Governor Brown's May Revision State Budget - by via UC Student Association
SACRAMENTO, CA -Today, Governor Brown released his May Revision to the proposed 2015-16 California State Budget and reiterated his fiscal vision for the state and the University of California (UC). Brown is moving forward with the Multi-Year Stable Funding Plan while increasing the University of California base budget by an additional 4%, or $119M over the 2014-15 Budget with an agreement that tuition remain flat. In-state undergraduates will see no increase in their tuition until 2017-18.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:49PM
Winnemem Wintu speaker responds to Brown's "Shut Up!" comment! - by Dan Bacher
"So Tunnel Vision Brown, until you have been on the rivers for over 6,000 years, Shut Up," said Gary Mulcahy of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. Photo of Stephen Green, President of the Board of the Directors of the Save the American River Association (SARA), staffing the table at California Rivers Day in Sacramento on May 11.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:08AM
Tribal water activists organize to stop the California Water Heist - by Dan Bacher
The speakers explained to a crowd of 40 people that Northwestern California water from the Trinity River and Shasta reservoirs are shipped hundreds of miles to benefit California’s agriculture industry, which continues to use 80 percent of California’s water on water intensive crops during the record drought. Photo of people listening to Chief Caleen Sisk's presentation in Arcata on May 8 by Allie Hostler.
Posted: Sat May 9, 2015 1:40PM
Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Illegal Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste into CA Water Supplies - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A lawsuit filed today by environmental organizations seeks to halt illegal oil industry operations that are dumping millions of gallons of toxic oil waste a day into California’s dwindling underground water supplies.
Posted: Thu May 7, 2015 12:21PM
Governor Jerry Brown tells tunnels critics to "Shut Up" - by Dan Bacher
"Until you've put a million hours into it, Shut Up!" said Brown, referring to critics of his tunnels and Delta policies. Photo of Governor Jerry Brown after receiving a new bowl for his dog, Sutter, from leaders of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) at their conference in Sacramento on May 6. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 5:46PM
Almond acreage goes up 150,000 acres during record drought! - by Dan Bacher
California’s 2014 almond acreage is estimated at 1,020,000 acres, up 50,000 acres from the 2013 acreage of 970,000, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. That is an increase of 5 percent in one year (http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/California/Publications/Fruits_and_Nuts/201504almac.pdf) At the beginning of our current drought, almond acreage was 870,000 acres, reported the "On the Public Record" blog. (http://onthepublicr...
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 4:34PM
EPA Cites Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal for Clean Air Act Violations - by Center for Biological Diversity
TAFT, Calif.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited the Bakersfield Crude Terminal for 10 violations of the Clean Air Act, declaring the California crude-by-rail facility a major air pollution source that should have been subjected to rigorous environmental review during the permitting process.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 5:20PM
May Day 2015 in Fresno - by Mike Rhodes
Several hundred workers, immigrants and their allies marched in downtown Fresno on May Day. They demanded immigrant rights and called for police accountability.
Posted: Fri May 1, 2015 10:04PM