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image Ocean Salmon Season Will Open April 4 120_bodega_bay_scenery.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
While the Sacramento River fall run Chinook returns were relatively abundant, it is crucial to understand the heavy impact that the mismanagement of Central Valley reservoirs and rivers and the Delta pumps by the state and federal governments will have on the 2016 to 2017 seasons.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:00AM
image Sprouts Management Intimidates Protests of Their Brand 120_11077781_706030359513008_1791339557131901333_o.jpg original image ( 2048x1360) - by Boycott Sprouts
The management of the chain supermarket retailer Sprouts “Farmers Market” is intimidating and repressing protestors who are speaking out about their greenwashed brand, which is set to pave historic Gill Tract farmland in the East Bay.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:22PM
text Sutter Santa Rosa Nurses Vote to Approve Possible Strike - by via California Nurses Association
With a large turnout Thursday, registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital voted by 98 percent to authorize their nurse negotiators to call a strike, if needed, to protest the hospital’s refusal to act on their concerns for improved patient care staffing and management demands for significant cuts in health coverage for the nurses and their families.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:20PM
text Scientists Sign On to Support the Phase Out of the California Drift Gillnet Fishery - by Joanna Nasar
Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and 230 scientists signed on to a letter opposing the deadly California drift gillnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world. The letter specifically requests that immediate action be taken to phase out the fishery and protect the ecological integrity of California’s coastal waters.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58PM
image Where to protest foie gras in the Bay Area 120_foiegras-protest-losangeles-jan2015.jpg original image ( 1688x778) - by foa
The fuckers listed below had extremely cruel and inhumane foie gras on their menus within days of a rotten federal judge overturning California law banning the forced-fed duck and goose meat. At least one of the restaurants never stopped serving foie gras, even with the ban in place.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:08PM
image Court of Appeal Rejects Napa Restaurant’s Attempts to Flout Foie Gras Ban 120_foie-gras.jpg original image ( 240x240) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 5, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected the Napa restaurant La Toque’s attempt to circumvent the state’s ban on selling foie gras. La Toque had argued that a lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund should be dismissed because the restaurant was merely “giving away” the so-called delicacy. In its opinion issued today, the Court of Appeal roundly rejected that claim, holding that ALDF is likely to succeed in its claim...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:28AM
text Three Restoration Grants Totaling $665,237 Go to Salmon Projects in Marin - by Joanna Nasar
SPAWN Secures Funding to Complete Habitat Restoration on San Geronimo Golf Course
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 3:57PM
image Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast 120_killer_whales_orca_noaa_fpwc.jpg original image ( 3072x2048) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE— The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today that it intends to expand critical habitat protections along the West Coast for endangered “Southern Resident” killer whales. The finding, which says a decision will be made in 2017, comes in response to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales’ winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:51PM
text Petition: Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra - by via MoveOn.org
Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra as "the great evangalizer" and apologize to the descendants of thousands of indigenous Californians that died at the hands of Serra's Mission system. Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urge-pope-francis-to
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32PM
image Drakes Bay Oyster Company ruins 120_img_0908_1_.jpg original image ( 10800x2378) - by D. Boyer
I returned to Drakes Estero after the Drakes Bay Oyster Company was shut down. And this is what I noticed.
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:34AM
calendar 4 Mile March ~ Santa Rosa - by Zac B.
Santa Rosa City Hall 100 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa, California 95404
Event Date:Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:30PM
Posted: Tue Jan 6, 2015 9:15PM
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
calendar Justice for Andy Lopez! Justice for Mike Brown! Justice for Tamir Rice! - by Zac B.
Old Courthouse Square 50 Old Courthouse Square Santa Rosa, California, 95404
Event Date:Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Sat Dec 6, 2014 3:46PM
text Law Enforcement Related Deaths in Sonoma County - by Peter Phillips
Newspaper accounts report over 1,500 people die annually in the US in law enforcement related deaths. These are all deaths in the presence of law enforcement personnel both on the street and in local jails. It is reasonable to assume that some portion of these deaths is attributable to officer mistakes, over- reactions, or deliberate acts resulting in death.
Posted: Sat Dec 6, 2014 2:01PM
text Whole Foods Market Manager Arrests Internationally Renowned Food Justice Advocate - by Mark Hawthorne
On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the manager of Whole Foods Market in Sebastopol, Calif., made a citizen's arrest of an activist handing out leaflets exposing the store's exploitation of bunnies for food.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:32AM
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
text MEDIA ADVISORY: The Salmon Are Here! - by Joanna Nasar
Salmon Spawning Right Now in Marin County, Calif. -- Rain Triggers Migration
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:39PM
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 Andy Lopez - One Year Anniversary Calendar of Events 120_andy_lopez.jpg original image ( 600x581) - by Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez
As we near the one year anniversary of the murder of Andy Lopez, the community is organizing to have a strong presence at meetings and events throughout the county. Below is the list of all upcoming events. We encourage you all to come out and support the community as we remind the powers that be that we will not forget Andy Lopez. No Justice No Peace.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:43PM
image WW 10-11-14 From Ferguson To Andy Lopez And Alex Nieto In California 120_nieto_alejandro_alex_poster.jpg original image ( 314x426) - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
In special programming on KPFA WorkWeek radio we look at the connection between Ferguson and The Bay Area
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49PM

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