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Faith Leaders Urge Governor Jerry Brown to End Fracking in California - by Dan Bacher
David Braun, with Faith Against Fracking, quipped, “If Jerry Brown thinks that being a climate leader means helping the oil industry get away with carbon intensive practices like fracking, then he clearly needs an intervention; today, we’re praying for him.” Photo of Faith Leaders singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the State Capitol by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:07PM
The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood - by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
Andy Lopez and Youth Empowerment - by Chris Wroth & Francisco Siaz
Santa Rosa youth, who marched in protest of the shooting of Andy Lopez, have returned to call for EMPOWERMENT as the theme of the new park being built in Santa Rosa in memory of Andy Lopez.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:29PM
Shaw Case Success Shows the U.S. Congress Can and Will End MJ Prohibition - by via Lanny Swerdlow
The importance of the Shaw case cannot be underestimated on so many different fronts. In a nutshell, Lynette Shaw who opened the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in the world in the small northern California town of Fairfax in 1997, had her collective closed by the maleficently evil US Attorney Melissa Haig in 2012.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:23PM
California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike - by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote - by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
RNs at Marin General Announce Plans to Strike Nov. 5 - by via California Nurses Association
After 10 months of stalled contract negotiations, Marin General Hospital (MGH) nurses have issued a strike notice, for a one-day strike that would, if necessary, take place Thursday, Nov. 5, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today. Photo: Marin nurses picketing for safe patient care, July 2015.
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:37PM
Dog Neglect Case in Sonoma County - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
A severely neglected English bulldog nicknamed “Gus” was found abandoned in Sonoma County.
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:27PM
California Moves to Keep Whales Out of Crab Gear - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— A state-convened working group is recommending a series of important initial steps toward reducing whale entanglements in crab gear in California, including more monitoring and retrieval of lost fishing gear. The Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group was convened in September after the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups found that whale entanglements in 2014 and 2015 had reached historic highs.
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:42PM
Cal State U. faculty to mark start of a Strike Vote with Picketlines, Theater, Rallies - by via California Faculty Association
A Strike Authorization Vote by the faculty who teach in the 23-campus California State University system begins online and in person at 9 am on Monday, October 19. The vote continues through 5 pm October 28.
Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:03PM
Celebrate the Life of Andy Lopez on the 2nd Anniversary of his Killing - by
4:00 pm: Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, 2796 Ventura Ave., Santa Rosa 7:00 pm: Andy's Park, Moorland and West Robles Ave., Santa Rosa
Event Date:Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:47AM
Registrar of voters allegedly certified petition blocking Richmond’s renter protections - by Lynda Carson
Now the CAA and it’s 13,000 members are targeting numerous council members and are meddling in the affairs of 4 other Northern California cities, in an effort to block renter protections from taking effect. Those cities include San Jose, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and San Mateo. Additionally, renters in Healdsburg have also been pushing for renter protections in their city!
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Leatherback Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California, Hawaiian Longline Fisheries & Gear Entanglements
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49PM
NLG Plays Pivotal Role in Solitary Confinement Victory - by National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter
After years of struggle, people in California prisons dealt a significant blow to the practice of solitary confinement. On September 1, parties reached a settlement in Ashker v. Governor of California, limiting if not eliminating the use of indeterminate long-term solitary confinement. Led by those inside California prisons, who often put their lives on the line, several Guild attorneys and legal workers played a role in this historic victory. Photo: Activists, family members, and attorneys c...
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:20PM
CAA is pressuring Santa Rosa to oppose rent control & Section 8 protections - by Lynda Carson
On Tuesday, September 15, at 3:00pm the Santa Rosa City Council will be taking up the issue of proposing rent control and protection of Section 8 vouchers against landlords who discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders)!
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:37AM
Zeke Grader, West Coast fish and rivers advocate, passes away - by Dan Bacher
"There really was no one else like Zeke," said Carolee Krieger, the Executive Director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). "He fought for fishermen and fish, and in doing so, he also fought for the protection of our wetlands and rivers, and for the equitable distribution of our water. He was a man for all seasons, a man who was always ready with support or advice. He brought us all together, and made all of us stronger." Photo: Representative Jared Huffman and Zeke Grader disp...
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:13PM
Bill to ban new offshore oil drilling held until next year - by Dan Bacher
“Big oil may have the money, but the people of California will win the fight to protect our environment and California’s $40 billion coastal economy,” said Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg). Photo: Mike McGuire speaks at a press conference for SB 788 at the State Capitol in Sacramento in April, 2015. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Sun Sep 6, 2015 9:57AM
Amah Mutsun Petition Gov. Brown to Oppose Canonizing Junipero Serra - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians is petitioning California Governor Jerry Brown to oppose the canonization of Junipero Serra. Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/jerry-brown-petition-california-gov-jerry-brown-to-oppose-canonizing-junipero-serra
Posted: Sun Sep 6, 2015 3:06AM
Mission Indian Honor Walk - by via Caroline Ward Holland
On September 23, 2015, Pope Francis will be canonizing Father Junipeo Serra, who was a priest in the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church. Junipero Serra was a driving force in the Spanish conquest and colonization of what is now the state of California.
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2015 8:28PM
Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM