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Hoopa Valley Tribe: Interior Secretary turns back on Klamath salmon - by Dan Bacher
“It is as if the Secretary of Transportation said let’s forget about automobile seat belts, airbags and antilock brakes and spend the savings on ambulances,” said Hoopa Valley Tribe Chair Danielle Vigil Masten. “The problem is that the ambulance may or may not get to a crash scene in time, and when it does arrive, the crew will have to deal with far more serious injuries.” Photo of the Trinity River courtesy of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:53PM
How Fresno Became a World Class City - by Mike Rhodes
In the not too distant future (or maybe a parallel universe). . .
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:01AM
Greenwashing Destruction: Fake marine “protection” and Brown’s tunnels - by Dan Bacher
We can see that MLPA and BDCP processes have much in common in terms of their leadership, funding, greenwashing goals, racism and denial of tribal rights, junk science and numerous conflicts of interest. I believe that people can more effectively oppose the Governor's twin tunnel plan by understanding the dark links between the MLPA Initiative and BDCP.
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:00AM
Palestine, Gaza, Israel and the struggle for peace and justice discussed on Street Heat (audio/mpeg 15.4MB) - by Mike Rhodes
This month Street Heat, the monthly Community Alliance newspaper radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno, featured Ayah Ayesh and Teresa Castillo who talked about the crisis in Gaza and what local peace activists are doing to stop the violence. 16:52 minute audio.
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:45AM
Occupy National Gathering - by
State Capital Park Sacramento, CA
Event Date:Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:46PM
Bay Delta Conservation Plan Officials Suppress Freedom of Speech - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, Senior Counsel of Friends of the River, concluded, "The fish and the Delta are in peril. Extinction is forever. The 40,000 pages of BDCP project proponent advocacy are unworthy of the epic decisions to be made guiding the future of the fish, northern California Rivers, and the Delta. If this is not worth the environmental full disclosure required by law and the NEPA, CEQA and ESA required do-over, what is?"
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:28AM
PPIC Poll: 51 percent of likely voters would back $11.1 billion water bond - by Dan Bacher
"The water bond is hanging by a thread, at just 1% over the minimum majority," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "That is a terribly weak position for any measure that would costs Californians billions of dollars."
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:44AM
Stop Fooling California exposes oil lobbyist conflict of interest - by Dan Bacher
“Big Oil, we know you're no stranger to conflicts of interest. But you have outdone yourself this time!” the group, Stop Fooling California, stated on its Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/StopFoolingCalifornia)
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:36PM
Join the National Day of Action to End the Assault on Gaza & Lift the Blockade - by SacramentoBDS
Federal Building, 501 I Street, downtown Sacramento - next to Amtrak & Sacraemnto Valley Light Rail station
Event Date:Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:27PM
Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall - by Dan Bacher
“Ultimately, DWR cannot go broke because it has a default source for funding: property taxes and water rates,” Carolee Krieger, Executive Director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), pointed out. “They believe property taxes can be increased to meet the agency’s needs without a public vote.”
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:38AM
"Free Palestine" rally in Fresno, CA - by Dylan Donnelly
7/18/2014 News of violence in the Gaza Strip spark protests in Fresno, CA
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:43PM
Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste - by Dan Bacher
According to Abraham Lustgarten of Pro Publica, "California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there." Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, opens the big anti-fracking rally in Sacramento with a ceremony and...
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:51PM
Lawsuit Charges that Sacramento County’s Anti-Panhandling Ordinance is Unconstitutional - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO – The ACLU of Northern California and the Law Office of Mark E. Merin on July 17 charged that an ordinance adopted in May by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors banning panhandling is unconstitutional.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:58PM
Thousands of Pacific herring entrained in Delta pumps this year - by Dan Bacher
“We’re bringing saltwater critters into the Delta,” quipped Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. “How long will it be before sharks start showing in the Delta?” This aerial photo shows the Tracy Fish Collection Facility (TFCF) on the South Delta. Photo by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento.
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:13PM
Protesters urge Brown to protect California's water by banning fracking - by Dan Bacher
Ironically, the Board is considering fines on residential users who take too much water after a drought year when the state and federal governments drained Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs to export water to "corporate water hogs" including corporate agribusiness interests farming toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California water agencies, and oil companies conducting fracking and steam injections in Kern County. None of these "water hog...
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:25PM
Rally & Bannering Stop Bombing of Gaza - by Sac Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights
16th & J Sts. downtown Sacramento
Event Date:Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:25PM
Is federal judge's decision a 'death warrant' for Delta smelt? - by Dan Bacher
"The USFWS and Bureau have escorted Delta smelt to the scaffold and the judge signed the warrant," said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. "We did all we could do to prevent disaster."
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:40PM
Any water bond with tunnels mitigation is not 'tunnels neutral' - by Dan Bacher
Under the guise of habitat "restoration," the BDCP will take vast tracts of Delta farmland, among the most fertile on the planet, out of production in order to irrigate toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and provide Delta water to Southern California developers and oil companies conducting fracking and steam injection operations in Kern County. The tunnels are being constructed in tandem with the federal government's plan to raise Shasta Dam, a projec...
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:51AM
Expanding the Northern California Yoga Community ~ Free Yoga in Victory Park - by Allison Boyd
The 3rd Anniversary of Free Yoga in Victory Park continues to expand the practice of Yoga throughout Northern Californian. The Stockton Yoga community is poised for expansion, embracing the lesson on detachment.
Posted: Sun Jul 6, 2014 1:41PM
Stop Israel's Killing and torturing Palestinians - by Sac Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights
Federal Building, 501 I St., Sacramento.
Event Date:Mon Jul 7, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Jul 5, 2014 10:13PM