image Lawsuit Launched to Protect Birds, Other Wildlife From Harmful Agricultural Pesticides Used on National Wildlife Refuges 480_lower_klamath_national_wildlife_refuge_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., March 23, 2017 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to end use of agricultural pesticides known to harm people and wildlife on the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges. In adopting a comprehensive conservation plan to guide management of the refuges over the next 15 years, the Service failed to consider alternatives that would reduce or eliminate use of toxic pesticides. As a result the agency prioritized commerci...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51PM
text Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 21, 2017 — In response to a lawsuit by several oil industry trade groups, a Kern County judge yesterday temporarily halted efforts by California oil regulators to shut down hundreds of oil company injection wells dumping toxic fluid into aquifers that should be protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The wells affected by the ruling are in at least six California counties: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15PM
text California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
calendar Elections Panel 2017: A debriefing of the 2016 local elections pov_3_16_17.png by Ellen Schwartz
Sierra 2 Center, Room 12 -- 2791 24th Street, Sacramento...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:02AM
text NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June by NLG-Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee has reported that 106 people are facing charges from the Nazi/antifa rally at the capitol this past June. Prosecutors will consider 514 misdemeanor and 68 felony charges involving 106 people, with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:50PM
calendar Tejano Conjunto Festival by Ramona Landeros
Cesar Chavez Plaza 910 I St Sacramento CA 95814...
Event Date: Sun Sep 3, 2017 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 2:52PM
image Low Numbers of Sacramento and Klamath River Salmon Point to Poor Season 480_nimbus_scenery_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The fishery is in a desperate place and should be treated as such,” said Noah Oppenheim, the Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), who attended the meeting with over a hundred other fishermen and agency staff. “The situation is clearly the result of poor water management inland by the people representing the state and federal agencies.” Photo: Nimbus Dam on the American River, a tributary of the Sacramento and major producer of fall run...
Posted: Sat Mar 4, 2017 9:39PM
calendar Million Beings of Light Peace Rally by Center for Spiritual Awareness
California State Capitol 1315 10th St Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Sat Mar 4, 2017 11:58AM
image Stir it Up on KFCF 88.1 FM featuring Daniel O’connell and Judy Hess 480_img_0227_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Alternative, independent radio for the Central Valley - KFCF 88.1 FM. This is the Stir it Up show, heard on Wednesday, March 1. 24:15 minute audio...
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 8:25PM
calendar UC Yoga, Health and Wellness expanding professional services for the 2017 Season 14237648_502966176576064_5707433584890779558_n.png by Khubaka, Michael Harris
445 W. Weber Ave, 128 Courtyard Studio, Waterfront Warehouse, Stockton, CA...
Event Date: Sat Mar 4, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:57PM
image CalPERS joins investors urging banks to address Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's concerns 480_penny___crowd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The announcement came four days after 150 people from a coalition of environmental and Native American Groups held a march and rally in front of the CalPERS office in Sacramento to tell the retirement fund to divest from its investments in banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:29AM
calendar Great-Grandson Of Mexican Revolutionary Flores-Magon to Speak at Fresno State 480_diego-flores-magon_1.jpg by Valley Public History Initiative
Henry Madden Library (Room 2206) at Fresno State...
Event Date: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:01PM
video Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb) by Mike Rhodes
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
text California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections by Center for Biological Diversity
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
image Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields 480_proposed-exempt-aquifers_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
image Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels 480_c4fprjkvyaaxwcr.jpg-small_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
calendar Sanctuary for All Solidarity March 480_immigration_demo_2-18-17_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Fresno City Hall (Fresno and P street)...
Event Date: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:01AM
calendar California Republican Convention Protest in Sacramento 480_hyatt-regency-sacramento_1.jpg by Grandmother
Hyatt Regency 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:50AM
image Protest the Republican Convention at Sacramento Hyatt Regency Feb 24-26 480_hyatt-regency-sacramento_1.jpg by Goat
The California Republican Cabal is holding it's annual convention in Sacramento this February 24th through the 26th. All those in favor of Black Lives Matter, Womyn's right to choose, loss of healthcare, Muslim ban, and MANY other issues should come to Sacramento and make our voices heard! Loud and Clear. Impeach them ALL!...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:31AM
image Understanding the Political Landscape of the City 480_perea_mayoral_analysis_2016____map_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
This map shows the voting pattern in the Nov. 8, 2016, election for mayor of the City of Fresno broken down by precincts. It shows a Tale of Two Cities with the more affluent north Fresno voting for the conservative Republican candidate and the south voting for Henry Perea, the Democrat. If the rampant disenfranchisement of voters in the south was not so dramatic, Perea would have won. For example, voter turnout in Precinct 7 (in southwest Fresno) was 43% and Perea got 80% of those votes. In ...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:03AM