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Fresno County Central Library helps prepare for California Kwanzaa Ag Expo - by khubaka, michael harris
Progressive leaders at the Fresno County Central Library are preparing to showcase Kwanzaa Ag Education of our "California Grown" holiday season. The symbols and principles of Kwanzaa will be displayed in a culturally sensitive way for all to learn about the "first fruits of the harvest."
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:37PM
Did Prop. 30 donors know their money would support deadbeat dams? - by Dan Bacher
Carolee Krieger, No on Prop. 1 leader and California Water Impact Network (CWIN) Executive Director, said, “The governor is using a legal loophole to divert donations for public education to back his deadbeat dams, pork programs and subsidies for huge agribusiness.
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:47PM
Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night - by sacprisonersupport
the Coffee Garden, 2904 Franklin Blvd, Sacto
Event Date:Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:07PM
Taking the next step- Remembering Lynn Graham - by Kelly Borkert
On October 18th a memorial gathering celebrating the life and activism of Lynn Graham will take place in Fresno at Roeding Park's Eucalyptus Grove. Please join us to recognize and remember this outstanding community member.
Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:31AM
Rare Central Valley Beetle Will Retain Endangered Species Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After a critical review by an independent scientific panel and opposition by the Center for Biological Diversity and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on September 16 it is withdrawing a proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections from Valley elderberry longhorn beetles (see PDF). The beetles, which depend on scarce mature elderberry plants along California’s Central Valley rivers, will remain classifie...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:34PM
Feds release emergency flows after fish parasite found in Klamath - by by Dan Bacher
“While there has not been a confirmation that any fish have died as a result of Ich, we are extremely concerned that there could be another fish kill in the coming weeks if additional flows are not released. We appreciate that the Bureau of Reclamation heeded our request to send emergency flows down the Klamath River,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chair of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:11PM
16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions - by khubaka, michael harris
California Kwanzaa Ag Expo, is preparing to showcase Black Agriculture collaborative partnerships the #1 Agriculture County in America, December 5-7, 2014, Fresno, California
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06PM
Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' - by Dan Bacher
“We should be a salmon state, not a watermelon or pistachio state. We have the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. We have some of the largest salmon rivers in the West, but people have given these up for agribusiness, for large farms in a desert," Chief Caleen Sisk said. She reiterated that Shasta Dam is “a weapon of mass destruction” against the Winnemem Wintu and said the idea of dams is a “horrible archaic project.” Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch ...
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM
Litigation Reins in Misguided Army Corps Program to Cut Trees From Levees - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— Conservation groups on September 11 successfully ended their litigation against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after the Corps suspended its controversial program requiring removal of all trees and shrubs from levees and after Congress passed a new law requiring the Corps to comprehensively review its guidelines governing vegetation on levees. Friends of the River, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife dismissed their 2011 lawsuit in federal court that ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:04PM
Urban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017 - by khubaka, michael harris
Urban Agriculture remains a viable job creator, career path and catalyst for community economic development. Preparation for design methodology for the US Census of Agriculture 2017 will include a unique pilot project, California Pan African Urban Agriculture Project
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57AM
Yoga at the California State Capitol ~ National Yoga Month 2014 - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
September is National Yoga Month ~ UC Yoga, Health and Wellness helps to spread the word. The benefits of Yoga is part of a new way forward, healing what is hurting our communities.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:36PM
No on Prop. 1: Californians Deserve Sustainable Water Solutions - by Dan Bacher
“If California taxpayers are going to invest $7.5 billion—and that’s $14.4 billion with interest, they deserve real solutions,” says Carolee Krieger, executive director of California Water Impact Network.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:02PM
Ami Bera introduces bill to block federal funding for BDCP - by Dan Bacher
"The BDCP is a flawed plan that does nothing to increase our water supply and only diverts more water from the Sacramento area to Southern California" said Congressman Ami Bera.
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:42PM
Dam The Indians Anyway - War Dance at Shasta Dam - by Dan Bacher
“Any raising of the dam, even a few feet, will flood some of our last remaining sacred sites on the McCloud River – sites we still use today,” says Caleen Sisk , Winnemem Chief and Spiritual Leader. "We can't be Winnemem any place else but the McCloud River. The dam raise is a form of cultural genocide.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 6:58PM
Big Oil money defeated bill to ban drilling in marine protected area - by Dan Bacher
An ongoing analysis of reports filed with the California Secretary of State shows that the oil industry, the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in Sacramento, collectively spent over $63 million lobbying California policymakers between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014. The Western States Petroleum Association, led by President Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the former chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create so-called "marine protected areas" in Southern Califor...
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 7:30PM
Most voters don't support Prop. 1's $15 billion debt for dams, agribusiness subsidies - by Dan Bacher
The survey of 600 likely November voters found that Prop. 1, Governor Jerry Brown's Water Bond Festival of Pork, fails to attract majority support, with just 42% of voters saying they’d vote yes, 24% no, and 34% undecided. Voters understand the State of California is a staggering $770 billion in debt - and Prop. 1 will add to that debt, costing taxpayers $360 million per year for the next 40 years, all to pay for dams, bike trails in conservancies and huge subsidies for already heavily subs...
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 10:08AM
9/20 Destination Delano Event Central Valley To Recount 1965 Grape Strike & Lessons Today - by Destination Delano
There will be a commemoration of the 1965 Delano grape workers strike in the California central valley on September 20. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the strike and this two day event on September 20 and 21st of September
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 7:43AM
Governor Brown makes false claims about tunnel plan during debate - by Dan Bacher
Brown, clearly on the defensive, used the debate to tout the false claim that the Delta is uniquely threatened by an earthquake or other disaster, even though the exported Delta water goes through hundreds of miles of aqueducts and canals in earthquake and disaster prone areas to reach its destination. Photo: The Raging Grannies sing at a rally against Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels at the State Capitol on July 29. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 9:05AM
Eviction Without Reason - by Aimee Inglis
If it was your eviction, Bruce would have your back. He has fought hard for other tenants in his community, now he's facing eviction. Send a letter now to demand his eviction notice be withdrawn. http://bit.ly/MercedJustCause
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 10:21AM
CSPA: Water Bond Is Insidious Threat to Delta and Central Valley Rivers - by Dan Bacher
CSPA Executive Director Bill Jennings observed, “Proposition 1 is a poster-child of why California is in a water crisis; it enriches water speculators but accomplishes little in addressing the drought, solving California’s long-term water needs, reducing reliance on the Delta or protecting our rivers and fisheries.
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 7:53AM