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image Cannabis in California: Legalization Update 120_cannabis-legalization-update.jpg original image ( 1200x798) - by via ReformCA
There's a lot going on in our movement in California and across the nation.
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:15PM
document Hermosa Beach Voters Win Limits to Harmful Oil Development caf-statement-on-hermosa-beach.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Californians Against Fracking
In La Habra Heights, residents remain committed to stopping extreme oil extraction and vote against Measure O, which would have overturned a longtime ban on oil drilling.
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 4:50PM
image Hermosa Beach Voters Defeat Measure to Overturn Oil Drilling Ban 120_showimage.aspx.jpeg original image ( 651x273) - by Dan Bacher
“Despite the oil industry’s aggressive efforts, the people of Hermosa Beach voted to protect their communities, their air, their water and their health from further exposure to the risks of dangerous oil drilling,” said Adam Scow of Californians Against Fracking and California Director of Food & Water Watch. “The victory is yet another example of how Californians are standing up in growing numbers to protect their homes, schools and our state’s vulnerable water supplies."
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:20PM
image Court of Appeal Rejects Napa Restaurant’s Attempts to Flout Foie Gras Ban 120_foie-gras.jpg original image ( 240x240) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 5, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected the Napa restaurant La Toque’s attempt to circumvent the state’s ban on selling foie gras. La Toque had argued that a lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund should be dismissed because the restaurant was merely “giving away” the so-called delicacy. In its opinion issued today, the Court of Appeal roundly rejected that claim, holding that ALDF is likely to succeed in its claim...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:28AM
image NPR Report Blasts CA Labor Officials For Selling Out And Betraying Injured Workers And WC 120_pulaski_honoring_pelosi4_12_12.jpg original image ( 500x333) - by repost
In an NPR report California labor officials are blasted for supporting so called "reforms" of worker compensation that have seriously harmed injured workers. CA Fed Secretary Treasurer Art Purlaski and Angie Wei who is legislative director of the California Federation of Labor colluded with the insurance industry to deregulate workers compensation and allowed insurance companies to harm seriously injured California workers.
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 8:36AM
text Toward a Fuller Discussion of Grand Jury Resistance - by Ben Rosenfeld
In follow up to my post two years ago which some people misconstrued as advocating partial grand jury cooperation:
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2015 4:00AM
calendar Conscious Eating Conference conciouseat_postcrd_front_jan_2015.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Hope Bohanec
David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA. 94704
Event Date:Sat Apr 4, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:15PM
image Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment Period Closes 120_monarch_butterfly_docentjoyce_wikimedia_commons.jpg original image ( 300x262) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— More than half a million people called on the government to protect the monarch butterfly today, as the public comment period on protecting monarchs under the Endangered Species Act closed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now has nine months to determine whether to propose protections for the iconic orange-and-black butterfly, which has declined by 90 percent in the past 20 years. The agency’s review of the monarch was spurred by a legal petition filed in August by the Cent...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:33PM
image Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections 120_marbled_murrelet.jpg original image ( 800x880) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The DC Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday rejected yet another attempt by the timber industry to remove federal endangered species protections from the marbled murrelet, a unique coastal bird found in the Pacific Northwest. The appeal was the timber industry’s fifth attempt in the past decade to eliminate protections for the old-growth forests that marbled murrelets call home, despite undisputed scientific evidence that has shown murrelets are continuing to disappear from th...
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:26PM
image Amah Mutsun Letter to Pope Francis Regarding the Canonization of Junipero Serra 120_amah_mutsun.jpg original image ( 800x180) - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
On February 24, the Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone Indians, Valentin Lopez, wrote an open letter to Pope Francis, making him aware that the Amah Mutsun will rescind their request for a mass of reconciliation if Juniper Serra is named a Saint.
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 6:03PM
text SB 608 "Right to Rest Act" introduced in California State Senate - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Q&A About the Right to Rest Act
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 11:11AM
calendar Protect Medicine Lake! Court Hearing in San Francisco #protectsacredsites 120_medicine-lake-poster-.jpg original image ( 552x853) - by Morning Star Gali
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 95 Seventh St, San Francisco, California 94103
Event Date:Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 9:23AM
image Poll reveals most voters oppose Governor Brown's 'big government projects' 120_jerry_brown.jpg original image ( 785x521) - by Dan Bacher
There is no doubt that Governor's Brown's approval ratings would slip well below 50 percent if the mainstream media and corporate "environmental" NGOs would stop greenwashing the Governor's environmental record and report the truth about Brown's war on fish, water and the environment. Photo of Jerry Brown courtesy of the Governor's Office
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 7:18AM
text Facebook Racially Profiles Native American Traditional Last Names - by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Native Advocate Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney discusses the racial profiling by Facebook against Native Americans, who use their traditional Native last names on Facebook and then deactivate their accounts claiming that are NOT Natives and are using phony, bogus last names.
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:49PM
text Feds Allow Lawsuit To Shut Down Diablo Canyon To Proceed - by Michael Steinberg
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:05PM
image National Scholarly Research ~ Historic Stockton Waterfront District 120_downtown_stockton.jpg original image ( 1280x818) - by khubaka, michael harris
Historic Stockton Waterfront District builds on an amazing legacy 1840-1870. 2015 Stockton Black History Month ends with new primary source documents towards sharing a historic legacy unknown, unvalued or to be kept underground. The Ebony Boat Club is a welcomed maritime resource and recreational opportunity to join a growing collaboration of City, County, State and National officials eager to highlight the positive contribution by people of African ancestry. In context of a national conv...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:04PM
image PG&E Suggested Smart Meter Injured take "Prozac" 120_screen_shot_2015-02-26_at_11.45.09_am.jpg original image ( 505x640) - by Josh Hart
New e-mails brought to light between Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reveal the extent of corruption and backroom dealing that have characterized the state's smart meter program. E-mails reveal that former CPUC President Michael Peevey was aware of health problems caused by smart meters early on in the program. Commissioners and staff experienced overcharging and electronic interference issues with...
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:17AM
calendar Oakland Film Premiere: Tales of the Grim Sleeper - by Rachel
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Event Date:Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:01PM
image Bells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom 120_lee_surrender_to_grant_at_appomattox.jpg original image ( 1024x729) - by khubaka, michael harris
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30AM
image Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast 120_killer_whales_orca_noaa_fpwc.jpg original image ( 3072x2048) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE— The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today that it intends to expand critical habitat protections along the West Coast for endangered “Southern Resident” killer whales. The finding, which says a decision will be made in 2017, comes in response to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales’ winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:51PM

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