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Complete Schedule for 9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesdays - by Justice for Andy Lopez
9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesday’s.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 6:50PM
CA Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Salmon in Marin - by Joanna Nasar
San Francisco (March 6, 2014) – Marin County Wide Plan Ruled Unlawful: CA Appeals Court Affirms SPAWN Position that County Failed to Analyze Cumulative Impacts and Provided Spurious Mitigation for Destruction of Salmon Habitat Turtle Island Restoration Network ‘s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) won a legal battle with the County of Marin to protect the last population of wild California coho coastal salmon.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 12:31PM
San Rafael Passes California’s 100th Plastic Bag Ban - by Environment California
San Rafael—The City Council voted unanimously tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags citywide. San Rafael is the 100th California community to ban plastic bags. Nearly 1 in 3 Californians, 12.3 million in all, now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:18PM
Farmers target four Sprouts locations to save Gill Tract farm - by Boycott Sprouts
On Saturday afternoon, urban farmers demonstrated at Sprouts grocery chain locations in Petaluma, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View. The farmers held banners, distributed flyers, and mic-checked messages urging customers to shop elsewhere until the chain agrees not to pave over the historic Gill Tract farm in Albany.
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:16PM
Five large valley oaks to be cut this weekend to make way for a shopping center in Windsor - by Barrie Mason
The developers are hurrying to cut these trees before resistance can be organized. They county approved the project after no one attended an inadequately announced public comment hearing. Many people have signed a petition to save these trees.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:29AM
California ocean salmon season looks promising - by Dan Bacher
Marci Yaremko, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) representative on the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) answers a question about the upcoming salmon season as Dan Wolford, PFMC chair, listens at the CDFW meeting in Santa Rosa on February 26. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:33PM
9 Weeks of Novenarios for Andy Tuesday’s - by
Begin: Empty Lot on South Corner of Corby and Bellevue (Near Ford dealership), Santa Rosa End: Andy Lopez Memorial Park, Corner of W. Robles and Moorland Ave., Santa Rosa
Event Date:Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:51AM
Community Members March to SRPD, Demand Release of Andy Lopez Investigation Findings - by Alex Darocy
On February 17, community members in Santa Rosa marched downtown then made their way to the police department to demand the release of the Andy Lopez investigation findings.
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:56AM
Justice for Andy Lopez! No Class – All Out For Andy! - by
Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa
Event Date:Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:30PM
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:55AM
California River Watch Sues Drakes Bay Oyster Company For Clean Water Act Violations - by Larry Hanson
California River Watch, a Sebastopol-based organization devoted to protecting Northern California's water quality, announced that it filed a lawsuit against the Drakes Bay Oyster Company last week.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:00PM
RISING for JUSTICE! Victory-Over-Violence/ Healing the Heart of Moorland - by
Andy Lopez Memorial Site Moorland Ave / West Robles, Santa Rosa
Event Date:Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2014 10:54AM
Settlement of False Advertising Lawsuit Against Bay Area Egg Producer - by ALDF
OAKLAND, Calif.: The Cotati, Calif.-based national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announces the settlement of a false-advertising lawsuit against Defendant Steven Mahrt, doing business as Petaluma Farms and owner of Judy’s Family Farm Organic Eggs (“Judy’s Eggs”). The lawsuit alleges that imagery and statements used on Judy’s Eggs packaging led consumers to mistakenly believe the eggs came from hens with significant outdoor access. The lawsuit also alleges that consumers...
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 1:45AM
To Delay Coastal Act Compliance, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Sues Commission Again - by Amy Trainer
Oyster Company's operations continue to threaten ecological health of Drakes Estero, the West Coast's only marine wilderness area.
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:42AM
Deputy Harbormaster Timothy James Anderson Due Back in Napa Court in March - by Harbor News
Santa Cruz deputy harbormaster Timothy James Anderson is scheduled to be back in court in Napa County on March 4 to face battery charges stemming from an incident that occurred on August 13, 2013 near Lake Berryessa.
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:52PM
Bill to Regulate Toy Guns Advances in CA Senate - by Justice for Andy Lopez
SANTA ROSA, CA – Legislation authored by Senators Kevin De Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) to regulate the appearance of toy, imitation or “copycat” guns passed out of its first policy committee on January 14 with a 4-1 vote. In an effort to stem a reoccurring tragedy involving toys being mistaken for real firearms Senate Bill 199, the Imitation Firearm Safety Act, would amend California law to define what an imitation firearm is and what those imitations must lo...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:59PM
Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast - by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal petition on January 16 (see PDF) with the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect more critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident population of killer whales. If successful the proposal would extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales’ winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California.
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:06PM
Caltrans to Remove Bird-killing Nets at Highway Project, Vows to Use Safer Methods - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement on January 16 with the California Department of Transportation to remove netting from bridge overpasses at a highway-widening project in Petaluma, Calif., which trapped, killed and injured scores of cliff swallows and other migratory birds last spring. Caltrans will remove the deadly exclusionary netting from the Petaluma River Bridge and Lakeville Highway Overpass along Highway 101, and instead use hard surface or flexible e...
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:19PM
Close the Death Chamber Candlelight Vigil - by Helene de Boissiere Swanson
West Gate San Quentin Prison San Quentin, CA
Event Date:Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:30PM
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:03AM
9th Circuit Appeals Court Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Company's En Banc Rehearing Petition - by Amy Trainer
Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the en banc petition for rehearing by the controversial Drakes Bay Oyster Company. Notably, not a single member of the Appeals Court found DBOC’s legal case persuasive enough to vote on whether to rehear DBOC’s case: “The full court has been advised of the petition for rehearing en banc and no judge has requested a vote on whether to rehear the matter en banc.”
Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:26AM
Mothers in White Stand with Family of Andy Lopez - by Alex Darocy
A diverse group of mothers, women, and grandmothers dressed in white attended the January 7 Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting to stand with Sujay Lopez, the mother of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was killed by Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy Erick Gelhaus on October 22. During the open comment period of the meeting, community members seeking Justice for Andy demanded an end to what they perceive as inaction from the board, and many also brought mirrors to hold up so supervisors could, ...
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:52PM