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document Rare Central Valley Beetle Will Retain Endangered Species Protections valley_elderberry_withdrawal.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
image Feds release emergency flows after fish parasite found in Klamath 120_lewiston_dam_1.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - 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
text 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
image Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' 120_mark_miyoshi__chief_sisk__jesse_sisk_and_james_ward_1.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - 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
text 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
image Urban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017 120_black_agriculture___uganda.jpg original image ( 460x305) - 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
text 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
image No on Prop. 1: Californians Deserve Sustainable Water Solutions 120_180px-california_no_on_prop_1_2014_logo.jpg original image ( 180x180) - 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
image Ami Bera introduces bill to block federal funding for BDCP 120_220px-ami_bera_official_photo.jpg original image ( 220x331) - 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
image Dam The Indians Anyway - War Dance at Shasta Dam 120_war_dance.jpg original image ( 526x349) - 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
image Big Oil money defeated bill to ban drilling in marine protected area 120_big_oil_1.jpg original image ( 658x656) - 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
text 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
image 9/20 Destination Delano Event Central Valley To Recount 1965 Grape Strike & Lessons Today 120_filipino_workers_strike_we_won_t_scab.jpg original image ( 324x191) - 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
image Governor Brown makes false claims about tunnel plan during debate 120_800_raging_grannies_against_the_tunnels.jpg original image ( 800x533) - 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
image Eviction Without Reason 120_bruce.jpg original image ( 800x749) - 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
document CSPA: Water Bond Is Insidious Threat to Delta and Central Valley Rivers cspa_14-point_opposition_prop_1.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
image Water Warriors Rally at Trinity River Fish Hatchery 120_traditional_hoopa_yurok_karuk_brush_dance_1.jpg original image ( 960x640) - by Dan Bacher
After the rally ended, Tribal members received the great news that a federal judge in Fresno that afternoon had rejected a motion by San Joaquin Valley agribusiness interests to block the increased flows being released from Lewiston Dam to avert a fish kill on the Klamath River. Photo of a traditional Hoopa/Yurok/Karuk Brush dance demonstration at the celebration at the Lewiston Fish Hatchery on August 27. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 6:57PM
text Children of Farm Workers Receive Si Se Puede Scholarships;Two were Farm Workers Themselves - by via United Farm Workers
California – The United Farm Workers distributed several scholarships across California in the month of August, 2014 to children of UFW union members and members working in different regions. Several ceremonies were held throughout California to distribute the ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 5:19PM
image California bill to ban oil drilling in marine protected area fails! 120_vandenberg.l.jpg original image ( 2125x2750) - by Dan Bacher
“Even the slightest chance of an oil spill in a Marine Protected Area far outweighs any potential benefit to the state,” said State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 11:34AM
calendar Voices Across the Divide, screening with Film Director sept_13_flyer_revised.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Jewish Voice for Peace - Sacramento
Sacramento Friends Meeting House, 890 57th St (btwn H & J)
Event Date:Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:07PM

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