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Native Americans Swim Alcatraz to Fight Diabetes - by Pete Verral
The annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week is a component of a year-round program to encourage healthy eating and a stay-active lifestyle among American Indians and Alaska Natives who have the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the United States, according to the Indian Health Service (IHS).
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:50AM
EMERGENCY PROTEST Against 30 Minute Checks/Sleep Deprivation - by Verbena
in front of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation HQ, 1515 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811 rideshare from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 8:00am
Event Date:Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:00AM
Groups Demand Delta Water Plan Before Permits for Jerry Brown's Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, senior counsel at Friends of the River, revealed the deep, terminal flaws in the Delta Tunnels environmental review. “The EPA gave the Delta Tunnels RDEIR/SDEIS a failing grade. The ball is in the State Water Board’s court. They can either do a legitimate environmental review or tell Reclamation & DWR they must do so. The inadequate environmental review for the Delta Tunnels is a defect that can only be cured by doing an adequate review," said Wright. Photo: Governor Bro...
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:59PM
Troy Fletcher, Yurok Tribe's Visionary Leader, Passes Away - by Dan Bacher
"This is a tragic loss for the Yurok people, so tragic that words cannot express how we feel,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “Troy accomplished things that many people thought were impossible. We will forever be grateful for Troy’s tremendous contribution to the Tribe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." Photo of Troy Fletcher courtesy of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:41AM
UC Academic Workers Launch Campaign: Pressure UC President to Eliminate Sexual Harassment - by Linh
UC Academic workers press release, open letter and petition to call on UCOP and Janet Napolitano's action for an end to sexual harassment on UC campuses.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:52PM
Block 27 ~ Stockton Rural Cemetery: Our Emancipation Journey Toward Freedom - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, local, statewide, national and international stakeholders will come together to identify, document and preserve the salient contributions of those interred within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:50PM
Salmon Fishermen, Consumer Groups Criticize FDA Approval of Frankenfish - by Dan Bacher
"Genetically engineered salmon pose a serious potential threat to wild salmon stocks that our members rely on to make a living or fish for food and sport," the group said in a statement. "In addition, GE salmon also pose a threat to salmon protected by the federal Endangered Species Act." Photo courtesy of the Center for Food Safety.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:37AM
Joe Hill's Last Will, 100 Years Later - by Bob English
Today we remember and honor Swedish-American labor organizer, poet and songwriter Joe Hill who was executed 100 years ago Nov 19, 1915. Traveling widely and organizing workers under the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), he was popular and visible as a speaker, writer of political and union songs - the first written for the American working class - which he performed at strikes and rallies. Those songs helped galvanize the union movement and IWW, whose activism triggered violent oppositio...
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:37AM
Cal. State University Faculty and Allies March & Rally at the CSU Trustees meeting Nov. 17 - by via California Faculty Association
LONG BEACH, CA – More than 1,000 faculty and their allies congregated in Long Beach yesterday, November 17, for a massive “Fight for Five” protest outside the California State University Board of Trustees’ meeting.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:01PM
Nurses Hold Rally, Speak Out on Unsafe Patient Lift Practices at UC Medical Centers - by via California Nurses Association
Registered nurses will gather at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Thursday to speak out about the UC Medical Center’s failure to provide RNs with legally mandated safe lifting practices, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:54PM
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
Salmon Move Into Nimbus Hatchery As Folsom Lake Reaches Record Low Level - by Dan Bacher
Fall-run Chinook salmon are now returning to spawn in the lower American River and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. Photo of Nimbus Fish Hatchery weir on the American River by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:19AM
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
Algae Blooms Causing Toxic Crabs, Marine Mammal Mortalities More Likely as Oceans Warm - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., November 13, 2015 — The ongoing toxic algae bloom along the West Coast — which has shut down crab fisheries in California — is likely poisoning marine mammals from Mexico to Alaska. This is a serious ecological and economic threat, which could get even worse and more frequent in a warmer future as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the environment.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:55AM
Hundreds of Nurses Will Join Million Student March Action at U.C. Berkeley - by via California Nurses Association
Hundreds of nurses from throughout Northern California will join a student rally at U.C. Berkeley today as part of the Million Student March national day of action, the California Nurses Association announced today.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:46AM
Pharaoh Brown Should Build A Pyramid Or Sphinx Rather Than Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
If the Governor’s "legacy" is all about him being a modern-day Pharoah with the overwhelming obsession of building a monument to his legacy, a pyramid would be a much more environmentally friendly project than the salmon-killing Delta Tunnels.
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:40AM
Nestlé: The Grinch Who Stole Our Water - by Dan Bacher
During the current drought, the state and federal water agencies systematically drained Trinity, Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs, imperiling salmon and steelhead runs on the Sacramento and Klamath/Trinity River systems and bringing Delta and longfin smelt, green sturgeon and other fish species closer and closer to the abyss of extinction. This subsidized water was exported to corporate agribusiness interests irrigating toxic land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern Cal...
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 4:37PM
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
Biggest-Ever Gusher of Oil Lobby Money Devastates California - by Dan Bacher
"In the first nine months of 2015, oil interests spent a total $17.7 million, putting the industry on pace to exceed its own $20 million spending record from 2014," according to a new report by the American Lung Association in California that analyzes the new lobbying figures. "Spending in 2015 already exceeds the $10 million the industry spent in 2010, the year Prop 23 was on the ballot."
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 9:00AM
Nice try, Pope Francis, but to many, Junipero Serra is no saint - by via Samuel Vargo for Daily Kos
“On all the 21 missions along the coast here our people were enslaved, they were beaten, they were tortured, our women were raped. It was forced labor and a forced religion. There’s nothing saintly about the… atrocities on our culture, on our people.” - Anthony Morales, Chief Redblood of the Gabrielino Tongva Band of Mission Indians
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 1:17PM