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Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species, Views - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Resident and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the California Department of Transportation and other agencies challenging the approval of the Calera Parkway Project, a proposed highway widening in Pacifica, Calif. The Caltrans project would more than double the width of the existing state Highway 1 for a 1.3-mile portion of the roadway in Pacifica, at a projected cost of more than $50 million, while hurting wetlands, endangered species and the...
Posted: Fri May 8, 2015 4:42PM
The Tech Commute Did Not Take Place - by Fireworks
The mainstream media attempted to portray the May 1st blockade of the Oakland tech commute a failure. An article on SFGate.com carried the headline “May Day rally fails to block tech bus in Oakland.” Further below in the same article, the author goes on to write, “When the lone bus pulled up at 7:40 a.m., it stopped across the street from protesters and left before they could assemble. Other buses were either rerouted or cancelled in anticipation of the protest.”
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 2:51PM
Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore at Pacifica Beach - by Joanna Nasar
A sperm whale washed ashore in Pacifica, the cause of its death is still unknown. Sperm whales are endangered and off the coast of California on of the main threats to their survival is the California driftnet fishery for swordfish, which sets out huge mega nets and indiscriminately catches, harms or kills whatever happens to swim into those nets.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:31AM
Scientists Sign On to Support the Phase Out of the California Drift Gillnet Fishery - by Joanna Nasar
Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and 230 scientists signed on to a letter opposing the deadly California drift gillnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world. The letter specifically requests that immediate action be taken to phase out the fishery and protect the ecological integrity of California’s coastal waters.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58PM
Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets - by Joanna Nasar
With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA and other marine conservation organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) today called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from ...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM
Obama Admin Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:27PM
Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network and conservation groups today announced plans to file a lawsuit to reinstate rules designed to protect endangered sperm whales from deadly, mile-long drift gillnets in ocean waters off California.
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:30PM
Illegal Relationship Exposed Between CPUC and PG & E: PG & E/CPUC emails - by Posted by Lynda Carson
The following Press Release came from the City of San Bruno: “Today’s disclosure demonstrates an ongoing, illicit and illegal relationship between the CPUC and PG&E,” said San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, who released more than 7,000 pages of documents received after San Bruno filed a Public Records Act lawsuit against the CPUC. Download the PG&E-CPUC emails and highlights by visiting www.gaspipelinesafety.org .
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:34PM
July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel - by Peace End the Illegal Occupation
People around the world are fasting for peacej
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:44PM
Tenant Group Calls for Ouster of EPA City Manager for Interference with Rent Control - by Tenants Together
Tenants Together calls for the replacement of East Palo Alto's City Manager based on a comprehensive review of documents obtained through a Public Records Act request. The documents reveal that the City Manager has effectively given control over the regulatory process to the biggest landlord in East Palo Alto. The City Manager's contract expires in October 2014, and the City Council will decide whether to replace her or renew the contract.
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:59PM
'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last - by Tobi Elliott
The feature-length documentary GRANNY POWER, a rollicking feel-good film about the Raging Grannies - hip older women who use song and satire to protest injustice, demonstrate against war, and promote peace - is finally finished. Along with the Montreal Raging Grannies, we are hosting a pre-release screening on June 26th in Montreal, to coincide with the Grannies bi-annual Unconvention. Our Indiegogo campaign to pre-sell the documentary and help us raise the needed funds to release the film th...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:58AM
San Mateo Sheriff Kills Special Needs Woman - by San Mateo County Police News
A San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy killed an 18 year old woman on June 3 at her home near Half Moon Bay. Sheriffs say they were called to her home after they received a report that she was violent and had a weapon. According to a report by NBC Bay Area, the woman's brother, Lorenzo Serrano, said that his special needs sister, "may have been off her medication and likely had a knife." He also said, "We want answers....Why didn't they use a Taser? We just want to know what really happened."
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 6:57PM
Beach Access Bill Clears State Senate, Advances to Assembly - by Surfrider Foundation
Sacramento, Calif., May 28, 2014— A California state bill, Senate Bill 968 (Hill – San Mateo), which will restore public access to Martin’s Beach located minutes south of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, passed on the Senate floor with a vote of 22 to 11. It will now move on to the Assembly for consideration.
Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 3:47PM
Apple, the State and Social Rights - by Mark Fliegauf and Hans Springstein
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM
Lawsuit to Open Martin's Beach Goes to Trial - by Save Martin's Beach!
Court proceedings in the suit to open access to Martin’s Beach have been delayed until Wednesday, May 7.
Posted: Mon May 5, 2014 3:51PM
Re-feudalization - by Stefan Howald
Neoliberalism has brought us back to Rockefeller's best times. Bill Gates is 1.4 million times as rich as the average American. A "feudal lifestyle" is made out to be worthwhile and in no way negatively described. Thus "re-feudalization" is dulled as a polemical term.
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:46AM
Operation LIPSTICK: A Case Study in Propaganda and Counterinsurgency - by Boston Indymedia
Greetings from Boston! The below editorial is about a group called Operation LIPSTICK, which is basically a combo platter of snitch recruitment tool and propaganda platform disguised as an anti-violence program that has cropped up back here in the last few months. Sadly it's not just confined to Boston anymore - they have already had one meeting in San Mateo and are reportedly targeting Oakland. Hence we are reposting the editorial here to give y'all a heads up. Best of luck, Boston IMC
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:49PM
Atomic Fracking in New Mexico, Colorado - by Tomas DiFiore
The over-exploitation of Oil and Gas here at home, is not about “America's Resources For America". It is a kind of sinister 'new world order' of technology driven tactical diplomacy. One might call it more accurately a Right Wing Energy Plan For Destabilization of Key States throughout the world. As the U.S. and Canada production rises, some oil producing countries could face the threat of becoming "failed states" as their leadership grapples with greater pressure for economic and political...
Posted: Sat Jan 4, 2014 2:27PM
ACLU v. Clapper Ruling - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56AM
Obama Violates Geneva Agreement - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:47PM