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Justice Now -STOP GELHAUS- March! / Justicia Ahora -DETENER GELHAUS- Marcha! - by
Meet at Santa Rosa City Hall (4pm): 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa Sheriffs Department (5pm): 2796 Ventura Avenue Santa Rosa
Event Date:Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 4:46PM
Court Rejects Plan to Clearcut California Redwoods for Vineyard - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA ROSA, Calif.— Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum has rejected a plan to clearcut 154 acres of Northern California redwoods to plant vineyards for a winery. The proposal for an area in northwestern Sonoma County was challenged by the Sierra Club’s Redwood Chapter, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Gualala River. In response, Judge Daum said the state’s “environmental impact report” for Artesa Winery’s forest-to-vineyard project violates the Ca...
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:33AM
Legal Brief Shows Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s Rehearing Request Has No Legal Merit - by Amy Trainer
Environmental groups support Interior Department’s opposition to Drakes Bay Oyster Company's en banc rehearing and affirm 9th Circuit Appeals Court's denial of preliminary injunction.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 2:15PM
NO ARREST = NO ELECT: Protest at Campaign Fundraiser for DA Ravitch's Re-election - by
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95404-5120
Event Date:Tue Dec 3, 2013 4:30PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 12:38PM
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Supporters Vandalize Environmental Action Committee office - by Amy Trainer
For the second time this year, supporters of Drakes Bay Oyster Company have vandalized the Point Reyes Station office of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC).
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:59AM
Santa Rosa: 80 youth march surrounded by 26 cop cars - by Richard Becker, LiberationNews.org
A November 26 march organized by high school and middle school youth protesting the police killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez was met with overwhelming force by the Santa Rosa Police Department. The SRPD deployed 26 police cruisers and six motorcycle units to temporarily stop the march of about 80 young people, arresting one marcher and citing 12 others.
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:09PM
Thanksgiving Letter from Sujey Lopez, the Mother of Andy Lopez - by Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez
Thanksgiving Letter to Sheriff Gelhaus, DA Ravitch and members of the Law Enforcement Agencies responsible for the death of my son. From Sujey Lopez, the mother of Andy Lopez. Carta de Thanksgiving para el sheriff Gelhaus, fiscal Ravitch, y los miembros de las agencias de ley responsables por la muerte de mi hijo. De Sujey Lopez, la madre de Andy Lopez.
Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:25PM
Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez Statement on why Sherrif Gelhaus should be indicted - by Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez
On Tuesday October 22, 2013, Deputy Sheriff Erick Gelhaus shot and killed 13-year old Andy Lopez as Andy walked on Moorland Ave. on his way to return a toy air-soft gun to a friend. Officer Gelhaus’ first bullet pierced Andy’s heart killing him instantly. Immediately, Officer Gelhaus pumped at least six additional rounds into Andy’s lifeless body. As Andy lay bleeding, Officer Gelhaus handcuffed him before even attempting CPR.
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:51PM
California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Co. - by Amy Trainer
In three key votes, the Environmental Caucus overwhelmingly supported Drakes Estero Wilderness by 3 to 1 margin and rejected support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:40AM
9th Circuit Asks DOI to Respond to Drakes Bay Oyster Company's En Banc Petition - by Protect Our Shoreline News
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the United States government through the Department of the Interior (DOI) and National Park Service (NPS) whether the denial of an appeal by Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) for an injunction should be reheard en banc. DBOC's attorneys filed a petition for a rehearing en banc in October. The DOI/NPS have until December 2 to respond.
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:53PM
One Month Later and Still No Justice - March for Andy Lopez - by
City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa District Attorney's Office, 600 Administration Drive, Room 212 J, Santa Rosa
Event Date:Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:53AM
Salmon Protection Advocates File Lawsuit Against Flawed Marin County Streamside Ordinance - by Teri Shore
First Coho Salmon Spawners of the Season Spotted in Lagunitas Creek SAN RAFAEL, Calif.— Salmon protection groups filed a lawsuit today against Marin County for adopting a flawed “streamside conservation ordinance” that lacks science-based measures to protect salmon streams and habitat. The ordinance allows excessive development along streams that are critical to the survival of endangered coho salmon. The lawsuit asks that the ordinance be set aside until Marin County completes an en...
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:21PM
Light up the Night for Andy Lopez (FAWKX the Police March in the Dark) - by Jameson Johan
50 Old Courthouse Square, corner of 4th and Santa Rosa; in Santa Rosa Ca.
Event Date:Tue Dec 3, 2013 8:00PM
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:59AM
Jailhouse for Gelhaus March (video/x-flv 22.0MB) - by Alex Darocy
The family of Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old killed by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus on October 22, marched with supporters from downtown Santa Rosa to the Sonoma County Hall of Justice on November 5. They are demanding an independent investigation be conducted into the killing of Andy, and that District Attorney Jill Ravitch arrest Gelhaus immediately. The family and supporters also want the location of Andy's killing, an empty lot on Moorland Avenue, to be turned into a memoria...
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:27PM
CA Police Brutality Coalition Calls Andy Lopez Killing 'Police Terrorism' - by CA Statewide Coalition Against Police Brutality
SANTA ROSA – A statewide police brutality organization is noting that on October 22 – the same day that thousands of people were protesting "police terror" across the country and at the State Capitol in Sacramento – a Santa Rosa Sheriff's Deputy gunned down 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2013 6:13PM
Unity March for Andy Lopez Unites Diverse Communities in Santa Rosa (video/x-flv 109.3MB) - by Alex Darocy
On October 30, a "unity" march was held in Santa Rosa for Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old with a toy gun who was shot and killed by Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy Erick Gelhaus on October 22. The march began in the Roseland area of the city, and block by block the group swelled as marchers headed downtown to Old Court House Square where speakers were heard that included the friends and family of Andy.
Posted: Tue Nov 5, 2013 3:37AM
Family of Andy Lopez Files Lawsuit Against Deputy Erick Gelhaus and County of Sonoma - by Justice for Andy Lopez
On November 4, the parents of Andy Lopez, Sujay and Rodrigo Lopez, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in San Francisco (see PDF) against deputy Erick Gelhaus and the County of Sonoma.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 10:33PM
2014 California Gubernatorial Candidate Demands Indictment of Santa Rosa Deputy - by Cindy Sheehan
2014 California gubernatorial candidate, Cindy Sheehan, joins the demand for 48-year-old Deputy Sheriff, Erick Gelhaus, to be immediately terminated, arrested, and swiftly indicted for the murder of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 8:47PM
National Day Of Protest For Andy Lopez/Día Nacional de Protesta para Andy Lopez - by
Juilliard Park 329-409 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Event Date:Sat Nov 9, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 9:53AM
March for Andy Lopez (10/29 part 2, videos) (video/x-flv 10.4MB) - by Alex Darocy
On October 29, community members in support of justice for Andy Lopez, who was killed on October 22 by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus, rallied and listened to speakers at Old Court House Square in Santa Rosa. Demonstrators later marched to the Sonoma County Sheriff's department where more speakers were heard. [Top video: A friend of Andy Lopez speaks in front of the Sonoma County Sheriff's department. Scroll down for more videos of speakers Yvette Felarca, David Douglas, Cyndi M...
Posted: Sun Nov 3, 2013 1:30AM