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The poor economy leaves one in five children needing food stamps - by Lynda Carson
During 2013 the average monthly food stamp benefit for one individual in California was $151.44. Additional records reveal that during 2011, in California’s 13th Congressional District, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district, 11,899 households received food stamps, including 16% of households with one or more people 60 years or older, and 76.8% of households with children under 18. Around 46.6% of the households income was below the poverty level, with the median income around $27,441.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:33PM
Fluoridation’s 70th anniversary – Nothing to Celebrate - by Fluoride Action Network
The US has added fluoride chemicals into the public's water supply for 7 decades in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay. Result: Tooth Decay Epidemic. It's time to stop this public health blunder which is endangering our health and wasting our tax dollars
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:33PM
Neighbors Break Ground on Santa Cruz’s First Community Orchard - by via Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
The first public orchard in the city of Santa Cruz, Riverside Community Orchard, has been approved at Riverside Gardens Park in the Lower Ocean neighborhood. Fruit trees will be planted on February 8th, 2015 in an atmosphere of community celebration. Future harvests – apples, pears, citrus, and more – will be freely available to community gardeners, neighbors, and the general public.
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54PM
The Correlation Of Sexual Function To Diet - by SNS
Optimum sexual functioning occurs with vegan or fruitarian diet
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04AM
Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project Files Suit Challenging "Stay Away" Ordinance - by Steve Pleich
Complaint Seeks to Enjoin Enforcement
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:00PM
Section 8 wait list opening in Alameda on Jan. 29 - by Lynda Carson
Low-income households with Section 8 vouchers may use them in the private rental market to rent their housing if they can convince a landlord to accept them. During the first year in the program the tenant may not have to pay more than 30% of their income for their monthly rent, and the housing authority pays the remainder to the landlord.
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:26PM
Open Letter to Mayor Lane Re: Compassion and Actions vs Words - by Steve Schnaar
A response to Mayor Don Lane's invite to a day of volunteer service with Compassion Santa Cruz on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The letter points out that King's definition of compassion calls for system change as more fundamental than charitable acts, and calls on Lane to take inspiration from King's uncompromising stance against injustice.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:14PM
Suspects in Beating Death of Homeless Man Remain At Large - by TJ Johnston for Street Sheet
Tai Lam is the latest casualty of homeless deaths caused by violence in San Francisco; illustrates nationwide epidemic.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:07PM
Massive March & Concert Planned For MLK Holiday to Culminate 96 hours of Bay Area Direct Action to “Reclaim King’s Legacy” - by APTP
A weekend of direct actions, teach-ins, politically charged cultural events and marches throughout the Bay Area will culminate at a Jobs and Economy March for the People on Monday, Jan. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at Fruitvale BART. The march will end at the Coliseum City development site for a politically charged concert.
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:58AM
The Bearcat Battle is Not Over! - by Steve Pleich
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:29PM
'Dispatches Against Displacement' -- a review - by Kevin Keating
A work by a prominent San Francisco housing activist in a current-day context of ongoing defeat for San Francisco renters...
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:16PM
Nurses Welcome White House Community College Initiative - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United today announced strong support for President Obama's community college initiative that NNU said should have a huge impact on expanding and improving nursing education opportunities for an entire new generation of registered nurses.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:18PM
DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities At Risk from Pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform/MBCLC
Sacramento, CA – Today the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new “recommended restrictions” on the use of chloropicrin, a cancer-causing pesticide used widely on California strawberries. Health, environmental and rural advocates say that DPR ignored its own scientists in developing today’s proposal, and that the recommended restrictions fall far short of protecting schoolchildren and rural residents from harmful exposures to the toxic pesticide.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:01PM
7 year old has umbrella drive to give back to Oakland Community - by Courtney DiMiceli
(Jan 5 to Feb 2) 7 year old Olivia is heading up an umbrella drive to help give back to an Oakland community that helped her family last year! Be part of this social movement!
Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:17PM
Mayor Refuses to Postpone Repression with Quick and Dirty Decorum Rule Changes - by Robert Norse
The "decorum rule" changes proposed at City Council today are part of a long ongoing process of marginalizing, discouraging, and discrediting activists. When the community got righteously angry at the SCPD last-minute hurry-through of its armored personnel "rescue" vehicle and some members turned their back on the Council (quite legally and legitimately), Mayor Lane went into crisis mode. As a strong media critic of his and his Council around their homeless abuses, I've been punished for th...
Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:59PM
Haiti Marks Deadly Earthquake's Five-Year Anniversary - by Sophia Har
In the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, the IMF canceled its debt to aid the country's recovery. The same mechanism could aid Ebola-affected countries.
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:12PM
Cal AG Gives Pacifica 30 Day Extension - by 50 Plus Year Listener
The California Attorney General, lead by Democrat Kamala Harris, has just given the Pacifica radio network, including KPFA, a 30 day extension to 2/17/15 to comply with the California Corporations Code and respond to the AG's audit. See Truth or Dare, 1/11/15, at http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=2000 and reprinted below.
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:29PM
Fluoride in Your Water? Get It Out! - by NYSCOF
January 25, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the biggest public health blunder of all time - fluoridation - the addition of fluoride chemicals into humans via the water supply in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay. Modern science says fluoridation is ineffective, harmful & wa$teful. Politics keeps it alive. You need to demand that it stop.
Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:52AM
Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for Community Court Program - by Steve Pleich
Community Court Program a Much Needed Restorative Justice Model
Posted: Fri Jan 9, 2015 12:49PM
Republican terrorists’ attack Social Security - by Lynda Carson
In the Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda County, Marin County and Contra Costa County there are thousands of working class disabled people with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who are now being threatened with a 20% cut to their insurance plan as a direct result of the right-wing attack on Social Security!
Posted: Fri Jan 9, 2015 3:08AM