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Join the National Day of Action to End the Assault on Gaza & Lift the Blockade - by SacramentoBDS
Federal Building, 501 I Street, downtown Sacramento - next to Amtrak & Sacraemnto Valley Light Rail station
Event Date:Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:27PM
Richmond environemntalists request support for challenge to Chevron refinery expansion (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
Richmond environmentalists ask supporters from all over the Bay Area to attend the Richmond City Council meeting at 403 Civic Center Street, several blocks east of the Richmond BART station on Tuesday, July 22nd. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment is urging people to arrive by 5:30 to get good seats and fill out speaker cards. Chevron's Richmond Refinery produces more greenhouse gases than any other corporation in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56AM
Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall - by Dan Bacher
“Ultimately, DWR cannot go broke because it has a default source for funding: property taxes and water rates,” Carolee Krieger, Executive Director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), pointed out. “They believe property taxes can be increased to meet the agency’s needs without a public vote.”
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:38AM
Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste - by Dan Bacher
According to Abraham Lustgarten of Pro Publica, "California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there." Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, opens the big anti-fracking rally in Sacramento with a ceremony and...
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:51PM
Free Snapshot Contest Educates Public About California’s Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
To raise awareness about these sea turtles, Turtle Island Restoration Network and the California Coastal Conservancy are sponsoring the California Sea Turtle Hero Photo Contest this summer with fabulous prizes.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:44PM
Frivolous Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Company - by Amy Trainer
Restaurants File Meritless Lawsuit In Federal Court to Delay Inevitable Closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:02PM
Shasta County Board votes to Investigate "Chemtrails" - by Beeline
On July 15, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to investigate alleged connections between the high altitude atmospheric application of chemicals commonly known as "chemtrails" and public health problems.
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:45PM
EASTWEST #1: An Anarchist Newspaper - by EASTWEST
A new publication
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:34PM
Berkeley students to rally at the Regents Meeting for halt to development on Gill Tract - by sealstudents
Regents Meeting in San Francisco
Event Date:Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:41PM
Thousands of Pacific herring entrained in Delta pumps this year - by Dan Bacher
“We’re bringing saltwater critters into the Delta,” quipped Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. “How long will it be before sharks start showing in the Delta?” This aerial photo shows the Tracy Fish Collection Facility (TFCF) on the South Delta. Photo by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento.
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:13PM
Protesters urge Brown to protect California's water by banning fracking - by Dan Bacher
Ironically, the Board is considering fines on residential users who take too much water after a drought year when the state and federal governments drained Shasta, Oroville and Folsom reservoirs to export water to "corporate water hogs" including corporate agribusiness interests farming toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California water agencies, and oil companies conducting fracking and steam injections in Kern County. None of these "water hog...
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:25PM
July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel - by Peace End the Illegal Occupation
People around the world are fasting for peacej
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:44PM
Benicians win first victory in opposition to crude-by-rail 'bomb trains' (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
On Thursday, 07.10.2014, citizens of Benicia and neighboring communities commemorated the 47 lives lost in the Lac Mégantic crude-by-rail explosion last year. Then they went into the Benicia Planning Commission meeting, where they won a 45-day extension of the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report regarding Valero's plan for transporting tar sands and shale oil to its Benicia Refinery on trains. Activists opposing the shipments began calling them "bomb trains" after ...
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:21PM
Caltrans Agrees to Reevaluate Impacts of Del Norte Highway Project on Endangered Salmon - by Center for Biological Diversity
CRESCENT CITY, Calif.— In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, Caltrans has agreed to reassess impacts of a controversial highway-widening project in Del Norte County on protected salmon and their habitat along the wild and scenic Smith River. A settlement agreement will keep in place a court-ordered halt of construction work until Caltrans completes consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Endangered Species Act and Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation ...
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:50PM
Is federal judge's decision a 'death warrant' for Delta smelt? - by Dan Bacher
"The USFWS and Bureau have escorted Delta smelt to the scaffold and the judge signed the warrant," said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. "We did all we could do to prevent disaster."
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:40PM
When Did Teacher Unions Decide to "TURN" Against Collective Bargaining Rights? - by Kathy Carroll
At a United Public Workers For Action forum, speakers exposed the systemic connections between the Gates Foundation, Walton and other privatizers with the leadership of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA in California. These officials are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars from union busters and privatizers and are colluding with them to destroy public education through charters, testing schemes like "Common Core" and other scams.
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:01AM
Activists in hazmat suits protest offshore fracking - by Dan Bacher
"We now know that fracking chemicals pumped into California’s offshore oil wells pose a scientifically documented danger to marine life,” said Center biologist Shaye Wolf, who wrote the letter to the Commission. “The Coastal Commission needs to protect our waters by halting fracking off California’s coast.” Photo of offshore fracking protest in Ventura on July by Hilary Aidun, Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:03AM
Any water bond with tunnels mitigation is not 'tunnels neutral' - by Dan Bacher
Under the guise of habitat "restoration," the BDCP will take vast tracts of Delta farmland, among the most fertile on the planet, out of production in order to irrigate toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and provide Delta water to Southern California developers and oil companies conducting fracking and steam injection operations in Kern County. The tunnels are being constructed in tandem with the federal government's plan to raise Shasta Dam, a projec...
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:51AM
Bohemian Grove- relevant as ever? - by Don Eichelberger
The annual encampment at the exclusive Bohemian Grove will happen this 2014 summer between July 10th-27th. No formal protests are planned by the Bohemian Grove Action Network, but protesters usually show up in this resort community. Below is a report about the 2013 encampment, an examination of its history and how its influences continue to ebb and flow.
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 4:54PM
Expanding the Northern California Yoga Community ~ Free Yoga in Victory Park - by Allison Boyd
The 3rd Anniversary of Free Yoga in Victory Park continues to expand the practice of Yoga throughout Northern Californian. The Stockton Yoga community is poised for expansion, embracing the lesson on detachment.
Posted: Sun Jul 6, 2014 1:41PM