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image Rally for Equal Rights Amendment 120_erarosie_1.jpg original image ( 1280x1280) - by Granny Mandy
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. It's time for these words to be made constitutional law", said Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative for California's 14th congressional district at a rally in Redwood City yesterday. She had introduced legislation for passage this year. In top photo she introduces a woman who worked in an airplane factory during WWII, who said that women were paid the same rate as men while ...
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:17AM
text Obama Admin Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:27PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network and conservation groups today announced plans to file a lawsuit to reinstate rules designed to protect endangered sperm whales from deadly, mile-long drift gillnets in ocean waters off California.
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:30PM
text Illegal Relationship Exposed Between CPUC and PG & E: PG & E/CPUC emails - by Posted by Lynda Carson
The following Press Release came from the City of San Bruno: “Today’s disclosure demonstrates an ongoing, illicit and illegal relationship between the CPUC and PG&E,” said San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, who released more than 7,000 pages of documents received after San Bruno filed a Public Records Act lawsuit against the CPUC. Download the PG&E-CPUC emails and highlights by visiting www.gaspipelinesafety.org .
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:34PM
image On the Streets in Palo Alto: Two Sides Face Off on Palestine 120_gazadudenmiddle.jpg original image ( 3344x2224) - by R. Robertson
While a rally in Palo Alto on Thursday night was mostly peaceful, members on both sides of the issue got into shouting matches. One pro-Israel demonstrator waved an Israeli flag in the pathway of the Free Palestine vigilers as they began their march down Palo Alto's University Avenue.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:43AM
calendar No Justice No Peace in Half Moon Bay - A March for Yanira Serrano-Garcia 120_justice_for_yanira_serrano_garcia_half_moon_bay.jpg original image ( 626x960) - by
Half Moon Bay Volunteer Fire Department 1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay
Event Date:Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:13PM
image Protest at Whole Foods in Palo Alto: Boycott Eden Foods 120_wftop.jpg original image ( 3020x2050) - by Raging Grannies Action League
Whole Foods Market carries many Eden brand food products. The owner of Eden Foods is Catholic and doesn't want to just stop covering some contraception, he wants to stop covering ALL of it. At the same time, many women who are Whole Foods shoppers are opposed to the "Hobby Lobby" Supreme Court decision; Eden's case, which is even more far-reaching, is soon to be heard.
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:06PM
image Boycott Israel Protesters die-in at HP Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto 120_image.jpg original image ( 580x435) - by BDS Now
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/activists-headquarters-complicity.html
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:18PM
calendar Protest at Whole Foods for Women's Reproductive Rights: Boycott Eden Products 120_la13fivegrnstree.jpg original image ( 4320x3240) - by Raging Grannies Action League
Whole Foods 774 Emerson St, Palo Alto, corner Homer. (Downtown Palo Alto near Palo Alto's University Ave. Caltrain stop)
Event Date:Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:15PM
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:45PM
calendar Press Conference Rally At Silicon Valley Corporate Office Of "Student's Matter" Funder pr 120_welsh_f_david_.jpg original image ( 306x340) - by United Public Workers For Action
Silicon Valley Infinera World Headquarters 140 Caspian Ct. Sunnyvale 94089
Event Date:Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:38PM
text July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel - by Peace End the Illegal Occupation
People around the world are fasting for peacej
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:44PM
text Tenant Group Calls for Ouster of EPA City Manager for Interference with Rent Control - by Tenants Together
Tenants Together calls for the replacement of East Palo Alto's City Manager based on a comprehensive review of documents obtained through a Public Records Act request. The documents reveal that the City Manager has effectively given control over the regulatory process to the biggest landlord in East Palo Alto. The City Manager's contract expires in October 2014, and the City Council will decide whether to replace her or renew the contract.
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:59PM
image Yanira Serrano-Garcia Honored on the One Month Anniversary of Her Killing 120_yanira-serrano-garcia-moonridge-procession-1.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
On July 3, the family and friends of Yanira Serrano-Garcia held a rosary and candlelight vigil to honor the 18-year-old on the one-month anniversary of her death. The vigil took place outside of Yanira's home at the Moonridge housing complex in Half Moon Bay, which is where she was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu on June 3. An announcement for the vigil read: "Thursday, July 3rd will mark one month since the heinous shooting of our sister, daughter and dear friend Yanir...
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 8:48PM
image Community Dialog Series to Discuss the Killing of Yanira Serrano Garcia 120_yanira_serrano_garcia_half_moon_bay.jpg original image ( 211x209) - by Justice For Yanira
A series of meetings sponsored by the City of Half Moon Bay will take place to discuss the killing of Yanira Serrano Garcia, who on June 3 was killed outside of her Moonridge home by San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Menh Trieu. The events are organized by the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and are open to the public.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:40PM
image Occupy Google 10 arrested at Google Hdq asking for dialogue; battle for Net Neutrality 120_image_1_1_1_1_1_1.jpg original image ( 500x332) - by Common Carrier
10 arrested last asking for a dialogue with Google
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:43PM
calendar Public Meeting to Discuss the Killing of Yanira Serrano Garcia 120_yanira_serrano_garcia.jpg original image ( 190x190) - by
I.D.E.S. Society Hall 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Event Date:Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:30PM
video Family Demands Transparent Investigation Into Killing of Yanira Serrano Garcia (video/x-flv 21.6MB) - by Alex Darocy
On June 18, Tony Serrano stood before the Half Moon Bay City Council to demand justice for his sister, Yanira Serrano Garcia. Yanira was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu on June 3 when she was having a health crisis outside of her home at the Moonridge housing complex. The Serrano family and their supporters are asking the Half Moon Bay City Council to support a number of resolutions, including one that calls for a transparent criminal investigation into the killing of t...
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:47PM
image Family and Friends Bid Farewell to Yanira Serrano Garcia 120_yanira-serrano-garcia-funeral-1.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
The family and friends of Yanira Serrano Garcia bid farewell to her at a public funeral and procession held at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church on June 14. The family is still reeling in the wake of the devastating loss of 18-year-old Yanira, who was shot and killed outside of her home in Half Moon Bay by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu on June 3.
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:40PM
image Sunny San Mateo Celebrates Gay Pride in Central Park 120_sanmateofestreelers3.jpg original image ( 3344x2224) - by Raging Grannies
The 2nd Annual Gay Pride Celebration of San Mateo saw attendees clap and sing along to entertainment on the main stage. The free wheelin' El Camino Reelers even inspired some folks to get up and dance along to the dance calls! Many visitors to the festival toured the dozens of booths that featured information on coming out, getting health care, and finding a spiritual community. Top photo: Members of the El Camino Reelers on the main stage.
Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:57AM
image First California Condor Observed in San Mateo County Since 1904 Traveled from Pinnacles 120_condor-597_san_mateo_county_motion_cam.jpg original image ( 1296x972) - by Ventana Wildlife Society
Condor #597, also known as "Lupine" took a trip from Pinnacles National Park on May 30, 2014 and returned just two days later. In the process, she discovered new territory. Similar to the pioneers, Condor #597 explored the landscape and expanded the current range of her kind. Fortunately, this recent excursion was recorded by a motion-activated camera on private property near the town of Pescadero, in San Mateo County, just 35 miles away from San Francisco and 6 miles from Ano Nuevo State Par...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:45PM

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