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The Inertia Releases Film on Martin's Beach Access - by Surfrider Foundation
It’s one thing to read about a hard fought battle, it’s another thing to watch it unfold. The Inertia is breathing new life into the story of Martin’s Beach by releasing “Martin’s 5: Battle For The Beach.” This eight-minute film highlights the Surfrider Foundation’s campaign to keep the beach open to the public for everyone’s enjoyment and use.
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2013 4:06AM
Ending California's Deadliest Catch - New Report - by Teri Shore
Today Turtle Island Restoration Network (SeaTurtles.org) published a new online exposé calling for an end to California's drift gillnet fishery for swordfish titled, California's Deadliest Catch. The report was released as new federal emergency fishing regulations published today are forcing California's drift gillnet fleet to stop fishing for the season if a single endangered sperm whale gets entangled in a net.
Posted: Tue Sep 3, 2013 1:54PM
Sneaking in money for a San Mateo Jail? No way! - by Californians United for a Responsible Budget
SB 445 was written as a bill about the pharmaceutical industry. But this week, with no warning, the author pulled a "gut-and-amend" - a sneaky parlimentary maneuver to turn it into a bill that would send an unspecified amount of money to cover jail construction expenses.
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:31AM
Ringling Brothers Circus Protest - by Julie Dull
We will holding signs and politely handing out flyers from Peta and if you have them, other organizations on circuses and how they treat elephants. Can someone create signs or bring what you have. Circuses are an antiquated vicious nasty horrible places and we need to SHUT THEM DOWN. The circus is at the Cow Palace August 31, 2013, bring water and a chair and flyers and your zen compassion.
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:36PM
Palo Alto Joins Santa Cruz in Rejecting the Right to Sleep: A Sad Tale of Two Cities - by Steve Pleich
My Dreams of Sleep
Posted: Wed Aug 7, 2013 1:28PM
Palo Alto Bans Vehicular Dwellers - by Rally Photos by Robin/Ruth
Last last night, Palo Alto's City Council passed a ban prohibiting people from dwelling in their vehicles. In a rally in front of City Hall shortly before the vote, demonstrators appealed to the Council saying that the public does not support the ban. Violation of the ordinance could result in a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000 and possible jail time of 6 months.
Posted: Tue Aug 6, 2013 1:23AM
6 Immigrant Rights Demonstrators Held in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention Facility - by Ruth Robertson
Young activists who protested near the Mexico/United States border were cheered on by hundreds on both sides of the international boundary at Nogales, Mexico on July 22. They were able to cross into the US as asylum seekers; their hope is to soon be released from an ICE detention center in Arizona on humanitarian grounds as they all have long standing ties to the US. 6 of the 9 are being held in solitary confinement.The group has drawn world wide attention as they press for the need for mean...
Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:45PM
Go Granny D! Action to Disclose Corporate Influence in Elections - by Ruth Robertson
Corporate money influencing elections is out of sight, but concerned citizens are responding with action to demand greater transparency. "Go, Granny D", a benefit for the DISCLOSE Act and the California Clean Money Campaign, starred Barbara Bates Smith as Granny D, the 90-year-old who walked across the US for campaign finance reform. This one-woman play raised funds for the cause of election transparency on July 21 in Palo Alto. Music and commentary was provided by Jeff Sebens; the Raging...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:16AM
Latest Plays by Mime Troupe - by Peter Maiden
The Mime Troupe performed "Deal With the Devil" and "Crude Intentions" October 9 in Palo Alto's Mitchell Park. These photos are from the performance. The main actors are Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, Hugo E. Carbajal and Lisa Hori-Garcia. Below, the new president feels the pressure from a Washington D.C. insider.
Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:38PM
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Tree-nesting Seabirds in Santa Cruz Mountains - by Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit on June 19 against the California Department of Parks and Recreation for its failure to protect an endangered seabird, the marbled murrelet, under the new management plan for Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains.
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2013 11:19AM
Complaints Inside, Arrests Outside Facebook Shareholders Meeting - by No XL Pipeline
Nonviolent civil disobedience resulted in arrests at the San Francisco Westin Hotel on June 11, 2013. At Facebook’s first shareholders meeting since going public last year, environmentalists protested Mark Zuckerberg’s support of the XL Pipeline. Inside the hotel, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced complaints from shareholders worried that the value of their investment shows little sign of recovering.
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:55PM
Palo Alto Protests Pipeline at Obama Fundraiser - by Reynita R.
About 200 activists shouted: "Hey, Obama: We don't want to Pipeline Drama!" and sang "We will stand and fight" when the President Obama's motorcade wound its way through Palo Alto's tree lined streets yesterday. The president was attending a fundraiser at the home of hi tech mogul Mike McCue.
Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2013 10:58PM
Protest Obama's fundraising visit: 1055 Forest Ave., Palo Alto - by nos
1055 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Event Date:Thu Jun 6, 2013 4:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2013 11:20AM
Fasting for Justice: Immigrant Rights - by R. Robertson
Demonstrators are fasting for eleven days, one day for each of the 11 million undocumented people in the US seeking political equality through immigration reform. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is a key player in this action, along with Peninsula Interfaith Action and other groups. Top photo: Coming out of the shadows to interview with local media and bear witness for the cause.
Posted: Thu May 9, 2013 4:15PM
March for Immigrant Rights: Mountain View - by Reynita Roberts
The U.S. Senate is debating a landmark bill that could legalize many of the 11 million immigrants in the US. This brought higher than usual numbers of demonstrators out for the annual May Day occasion to march for immigrant rights in Mountain View, California.
Posted: Thu May 2, 2013 9:19AM
Mark Zuckerberg Goes Pro XL Pipeline, Demonstrators Protest at Facebook HQ - by Reynita R.
Last week, Mark Zuckerberg's new lobbying group spent money on ads to advocate for the Keystone XL pipeline. In response, environmental activists rallied outside Facebook headquarters today.
Posted: Wed May 1, 2013 4:13PM
Call to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workers! - by Rise Up for Labor
Out of an evening with speaker/author Saru Jayaraman, came a commitment to support the newly formed ROC--United Bay Area Chapter. ROC-United is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to the needs of restaurant workers. ROC stands for Restaurant Opportunities Centers.
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:55PM
"No XL Pipeline" Protest Near Obama Fundraiser on the Peninsula - by Ruth Robertson
President Obama is expected to make a decision by early summer about whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. He refused to approve it in 2012, but may not refuse again. The controversial pipeline has sparked strong opposition across the country, with major rallies and peaceful demonstrations in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and many other cities. On April 4 a rally was held to influence President Obama to refuse to approve the pipeline, which would bring crude oil from tar sands in C...
Posted: Thu Apr 4, 2013 10:54PM
Cross-country solar powered flights launch from San Fransisco May 1st - by David Roknich
"The official itinerary of the 2013 Across America mission was unveiled by André and Bertrand today, Thursday March 28th, at Moffett Airfield in San Francisco.", we learn from solarimpulse dot org. After a decade of work, designers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland dismantled their solar-powered craft, and re-assembled it in San Fransisco for a tour between 7 US cities that begins May 1st, 2013.
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:10AM
Gun Buy-Back Program on the SF Peninsula - by Jamie Donoghue
A gun buy-back program on Feb 23 had the goal first and foremost of getting guns off the street and out of homes where children can get hurt. A second goal: to study whether gun buy-backs are effective. Top photo: Steve Rhodes under creative commons license on flickr.com
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:24AM