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image San Mateo County Nurses Contract Strengthens the County Health System 120_san_mateo_medical_center.jpg original image ( 600x258) - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement with San Mateo County that they say will lead to improved patient care and strengthen the County health system. Nurses secured wage improvements that will help retain experienced nurses, added workplace violence protections, and expanded a committee of RNs tasked with addressing patient care concerns, among other gains.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:08PM
document Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Offshore Fracking in California complaint_offshore_fracking_2_19_15.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Interior Department today (see PDF) for violating three federal laws by rubberstamping offshore fracking off California’s coast without analyzing fracking pollution’s threats to ocean ecosystems, coastal communities and marine wildlife, including sea otters, fish, sea turtles and whales.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:57PM
calendar Silicon Valley Mysogyny Protest - by Andrea C.
SILICON VALLEY MYSOGYNY PROTEST Stand up against the abuse of women by Silicon Valley Executives Thursday February 19, 2014 1:00 PM at Reed Smith 1510 Page Mill Road, Suite 110 Palo Alto, CA 94304
Event Date:Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:40PM
image Nurses to Rally At Attorney General’s Sacramento Office Tuesday 120_daughters_of_charity.jpg original image ( 600x254) - 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
image March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color 120_studentssign.jpg original image ( 3456x4608) - by R. Robertson
Familiar names? Oscar Grant, Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Che Guevara, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Darrien Hunt. High School students in Mountain View rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday June 28th, with the faces of these people on placards, asking that they not be forgotten.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:16AM
image Students hear about Pan-Africanism/US Imperialism at Rally in Mountain View 120_studentsstokleycbobbys.jpg original image ( 3456x4608) - by R. Robertson
Top Photo: On the left is Pan-African activist Stokely Carmichael, at right Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale. Speaker Akubundu Lott displayed the photo at a student rally yesterday in Mountain View. Lott praised students for bringing to light issues of international law. He spoke about US imperialism and decried the fact that the US government is exempt from the International Criminal Court.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:32PM
image Stanford Students Shut Down San Mateo Bridge on MLK Day, 68 Arrested 120_standford68-sanmateobridge.jpg original image ( 640x640) - by Silicon Shutdown
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:27PM
image XL Pipeline Decision at Critical Junction 120_xljan2015water.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by Report from Palo Alto, CA
Last week the Nebraska Supreme Court cleared the way for the XL pipeline to cross that state. On January 12th the U.S. Senate advanced a Keystone XL pipeline bill, while the House passed its version of a pipeline bill just a few days earlier. In Palo Alto, California, members of the Stanford University community joined a protest in which they expressed their concern and raised voices against further degradation of the environment.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:35AM
text Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets - by Joanna Nasar
With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA and other marine conservation organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel)  today called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from ...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM
image Nurses to Issue Impact Report, Urge State Officials to Save Daughters of Charity 120_nurses-oconnor-hospital-san-jose.jpg original image ( 600x300) - by via National Nurses United
Registered nurses who work in five Daughters of Charity hospitals across California will hold a Sacramento press conference Wednesday to urge Attorney General Kamala Harris to approve the sale of the hospitals to a buyer that has pledged to stop the threatened closure of the hospitals and preserve critical healthcare services. Photo: Registered Nurses held a vigil on Dec. 12, in front of O'Connor Hospital in San Jose supporting the sale to Prime Healthcare.
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:11PM
image Comfort Women or Sex Slaves? More Photos from Redwood City Event 120_commikewongvfp.jpg original image ( 3456x4608) - by SF Peninsula Report
Leaders of Nadeshiko Action spoke in Redwood City to an audience of San Francisco Area based Japanese reporters last evening. One of their objectives was to get the word out to Japanese living in the US that the building of Comfort Woman memorial statues in Palisades Park, New Jersey and Glendale, California serves only to hurt US/Japan relations and paint Japanese in an unfair light. Outside the event, protesters said the goal of Nadeshiko Action is to whitewash the real history of 200,000 s...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:46AM
image Comfort Women or Sex Slaves? In Redwood City, Two Sides Express Views 120_combest.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by SF Peninsula Report
Leaders of Nadeshiko Action spoke in Redwood City to an audience of San Francisco Area based Japanese reporters last evening. One of their objectives was to get the word out to Japanese living in the US that the building of Comfort Woman memorial statues in Palisades Park, New Jersey and Glendale, California serves only to hurt US/Japan relations and paint Japanese in an unfair light. Outside the event, protesters said the goal of Nadeshiko Action is to whitewash the real history of 200,000 s...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:08AM
image Stop Racist Police! High School Students March on San Francisco Peninsula 120_lahsenterpark.jpg original image ( 3264x2448) - by R. Robertson
Part of nationwide protests against racist killings by police, more than a hundred students marched through the cities of Mountain View and Los Altos, California on December 10.
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:38PM
image Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions 120_national_nurses_united.jpg original image ( 600x310) - by National Nurses United
Two-day strikes starting Tuesday that affect nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics, a Sutter hospital in Tracy, and Watsonville Community Hospital kicking off a wave of protests at 15 states and the District of Columbia over eroding patient care conditions symbolized by inadequate Ebola safeguards at most U.S. hospitals.
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:07AM
image Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching 120_pinto_abalone_alaska_department_of_fish_and_game_fpwc.jpg original image ( 376x450) - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
image Mountain View's Lack-Luster Minimum Wage Increase: Who is the Problem? 120_wagemvmcalister_1.jpg original image ( 3185x2152) - by R. Stevens
Despite a council chamber filled with proponents of a minimum wage increase that would come closer to matching Seattle's $15 an hour, the Mountain View City Council only approved an hourly rate of $10.30. Vice-Mayor Jack McAlister is a business owner who should recuse himself; council member John Inks claims that most people work minimum wage jobs only temporarily, although the evidence shows otherwise.
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:19PM
image Only Tiny Increase to Minimum Wage in Google's Backyard 120_wagemvtop.jpg original image ( 3344x2224) - by Tsurugi/Robertson
Rents are expensive in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View, California, home to Google and LinkedIn. For people working for minimum wage there is no money left for food, clothes, health care, transportation or education, after paying monthly rent. Often they share apartments with strangers, while others live in their cars. Despite this, on October 9 the city's council voted against all proposals for increases to the minimum wage except one allowing the tiniest of increases. "We cannot be...
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:59AM
image MLPA Initiative funder pledged $250 million for Mauna Kea telescope 120_10418258_721389854612906_536234322340149560_n-1.jpg original image ( 960x699) - by Dan Bacher
“The TMT is an atrocity the size of Aloha Stadium,” said Kamahana Kealoha, a Hawaiian cultural practitioner and organizer of those who held a protest today at Mauna Kea, where a scheduled groundbreaking ceremony was delayed. “It is like building a sky-scraper on top of the mountain, a place that is being violated in many ways culturally, environmentally and spiritually.” Photo of protest at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation offices today in solidarity with protests to stop the bui...
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 8:38PM
image Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for 16 Rare Amphibians and Reptiles in California 120_kern_canyon_slender_salamander_batrachoceps_simatus__c_2010__andreas_kettenburg_fpwc.jpeg original image ( 850x569) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to decide whether 16 increasingly rare amphibians and reptiles in California warrant consideration for Endangered Species Act protection. The Center first petitioned for these species — the western pond turtle, southern rubber boa, western spadefoot, foothill yellow-legged frog, Colorado Desert fringe-toed lizard, sandstone night lizard and ni...
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 8:07PM
calendar Kū Kia'i Mauna a Wakea: Protect Mauna Kea solidarity protest in Palo Alto 120_sacred-mauna-kea.jpg original image ( 2048x1300) - by
Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation 1661 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, California 94304
Event Date:Tue Oct 7, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 10:58AM

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