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People’s Radio in Fresno (audio/mpeg 16.6MB) - by Mike Rhodes
Street Heat on KFCF 88.1 FM (Free Speech radio in Fresno) featured two important community issues this week. The effort to save the art and integrity of the Fulton Mall is heard first and the struggle against slumlords in Fresno is on the second half of this 58 minute .mp3 audio.
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:51PM
EMERGENCY PROTEST Against 30 Minute Checks/Sleep Deprivation - by Verbena
in front of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation HQ, 1515 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811 rideshare from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 8:00am
Event Date:Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:00AM
Groups Demand Delta Water Plan Before Permits for Jerry Brown's Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, senior counsel at Friends of the River, revealed the deep, terminal flaws in the Delta Tunnels environmental review. “The EPA gave the Delta Tunnels RDEIR/SDEIS a failing grade. The ball is in the State Water Board’s court. They can either do a legitimate environmental review or tell Reclamation & DWR they must do so. The inadequate environmental review for the Delta Tunnels is a defect that can only be cured by doing an adequate review," said Wright. Photo: Governor Bro...
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:59PM
Troy Fletcher, Yurok Tribe's Visionary Leader, Passes Away - by Dan Bacher
"This is a tragic loss for the Yurok people, so tragic that words cannot express how we feel,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “Troy accomplished things that many people thought were impossible. We will forever be grateful for Troy’s tremendous contribution to the Tribe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." Photo of Troy Fletcher courtesy of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:41AM
Block 27 ~ Stockton Rural Cemetery: Our Emancipation Journey Toward Freedom - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, local, statewide, national and international stakeholders will come together to identify, document and preserve the salient contributions of those interred within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:50PM
Salmon Fishermen, Consumer Groups Criticize FDA Approval of Frankenfish - by Dan Bacher
"Genetically engineered salmon pose a serious potential threat to wild salmon stocks that our members rely on to make a living or fish for food and sport," the group said in a statement. "In addition, GE salmon also pose a threat to salmon protected by the federal Endangered Species Act." Photo courtesy of the Center for Food Safety.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:37AM
Faith Leaders Urge Governor Jerry Brown to End Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
David Braun, with Faith Against Fracking, quipped, “If Jerry Brown thinks that being a climate leader means helping the oil industry get away with carbon intensive practices like fracking, then he clearly needs an intervention; today, we’re praying for him.” Photo of Faith Leaders singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the State Capitol by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:07PM
Salmon Move Into Nimbus Hatchery As Folsom Lake Reaches Record Low Level - by Dan Bacher
Fall-run Chinook salmon are now returning to spawn in the lower American River and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. Photo of Nimbus Fish Hatchery weir on the American River by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:19AM
Ask for Your Free Jerry Brown Oil Map from Department of Conservation - by Dan Bacher
According to Consumer Watchdog, "After Governor Jerry Brown asked government employees to assess the governor's private property, the head of California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources directed staffers to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history of Brown's 2,700-acre property."
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:02PM
Pharaoh Brown Should Build A Pyramid Or Sphinx Rather Than Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
If the Governor’s "legacy" is all about him being a modern-day Pharoah with the overwhelming obsession of building a monument to his legacy, a pyramid would be a much more environmentally friendly project than the salmon-killing Delta Tunnels.
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:40AM
Nestlé: The Grinch Who Stole Our Water - by Dan Bacher
During the current drought, the state and federal water agencies systematically drained Trinity, Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs, imperiling salmon and steelhead runs on the Sacramento and Klamath/Trinity River systems and bringing Delta and longfin smelt, green sturgeon and other fish species closer and closer to the abyss of extinction. This subsidized water was exported to corporate agribusiness interests irrigating toxic land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern Cal...
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 4:37PM
Biggest-Ever Gusher of Oil Lobby Money Devastates California - by Dan Bacher
"In the first nine months of 2015, oil interests spent a total $17.7 million, putting the industry on pace to exceed its own $20 million spending record from 2014," according to a new report by the American Lung Association in California that analyzes the new lobbying figures. "Spending in 2015 already exceeds the $10 million the industry spent in 2010, the year Prop 23 was on the ballot."
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 9:00AM
California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike - by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
Initiative That Threatens Delta Tunnels Qualifies For Nov. 2016 Ballot - by Dan Bacher
"Restore the Delta was not consulted regarding the ballot initiative and has not taken a position on it, but we do support the ability of California voters to be heard when it comes to spending billions of dollars on a water project that is not designed to restore the Delta or solve the drought challenges we are facing today," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. Photo of the entrance to the Delta Cross Channel Gates on the Sacramento River by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 8:35AM
Western States Petroleum Association Spent Record $6.75 Million In 3 Months - by Dan Bacher
To understand the power of Big Oil in California, it's essential to look at the spending by the oil industry this year in contrast with previous years. Last year the Western States Petroleum Association spent a record $8.9 million on lobbying, double what it spent in the previous year. In the first six months of 2015, the oil industry spent $6.2 million to lobby state officials, including $2,529,240 spent by the Western States Petroleum Association alone. Yet in the first three quarters o...
Posted: Tue Nov 3, 2015 9:15AM
Analysis: California's Poorest Counties Hit Hardest by Spraying of Glyphosate - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— A new report finds that more than half of the glyphosate sprayed in California is applied in the state’s eight most impoverished counties. Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization and may get a similar designation from the state of California in the coming weeks.
Posted: Mon Nov 2, 2015 2:11PM
Análisis:Condados Mas Pobres de California Lo Más Afectados Por La Fumigación de Glifosato - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— Un informe nuevo concluye que más que la mitad del glifosato rociado en California se aplica en los ocho condados más pobres del estado. Glifosato, conocido como Roundup, está clasificado como un cancerígeno probable por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y puede obtener una designación similar por el estado de California en las próximas semanas.
Posted: Mon Nov 2, 2015 2:04PM
Coalition Submits 30,000 Comments Opposing Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
Robert Wright, Senior Counsel for Friends of the River, emphasized the extreme ecological crisis that the San Francisco Bay-Delta is in now, with winter Run Chinook salmon, Delta and longfin smelt, Central Valley steelhead, green sturgeon and other species nearing extinction. “This is an emergency," said Wright. "The San Francisco Bay-Delta is in peril. Extinction is forever. This Tunnels project must either be dropped, or the ‘Water Fix’ agencies must issue new, honest documents und...
Posted: Mon Nov 2, 2015 10:06AM
LA Times and Big Oil team up on oil industry propaganda website - by Dan Bacher
After Clean Energy California and other environmental groups criticized the collusion between the LA Times and Big Oil, the Times changed the copyright disclaimer to remove any mention of the publication. It also added an additional statement on the Powering California website claiming: "Powering California is sponsored content produced by The Los Angeles Times Content Solutions team for California Resources Corporation. The Los Angeles Times reporting and editing staffs are not involved i...
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:41PM
A Real Halloween Horror Show: Jerry Brown's Delta Death Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
Everybody who cares about West Coast salmon fisheries, the Bay-Delta Estuary and ocean ecosystem, the public trust, Delta and Sacramento Valley farming, environmental justice, Tribal water rights, fair water rates for Southern California ratepayers and the future of California must help drive a stake into Jerry Brown's vampire plan by taking action!
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:22PM