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Tenants Together Releases Guide for Tenants Victimized by Napa Earthquake - by Tenants Together
Today, Tenants Together is releasing a guide for tenants impacted by the Napa earthquake. Renters in Napa are discovering the hard way that they don’t know their rights following last month’s earthquake. Hundreds of homes have been red-tagged and many tenants have been unable to return because of earthquake damage. In Napa’s tight and expensive real estate market, this has meant major hardship for tenants who are displaced. Local nonprofits have been struggling to keep up with the...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:18AM
Drakes Bay Oyster Company's Allies' Further Perjury - by Save Our Seashore
DBOC industry allies, such as Tomales Bay Oyster Company, continue to withhold relevant information from and materially misinform the Court.
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 5:48PM
Perjury Abounds in Tomales Bay Oyster Company Lawsuit - by Save Our Seashore
In a new lawsuit, Drakes Bay Oyster Company's industry allies, including Tomales Bay Oyster Company, have committed numerous instances of perjury by withholding relevant information and materially misinforming the Court in order to manufacture their bogus claims of economic harm due to the closure DBOC. Additionally, numerous restaurants joining the TBOC lawsuit withheld relevant, self-produced information that directly undercuts their manufactured claims of economic harm.
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 9:42AM
Urgent Court Support Request – Unprovoked, unwarranted police assault in Santa Rosa - by via March for Andy Lopez
This is a request from Sarah Abouata to get people from the community to show up in support of her court defense against the Sheriff. Trial Jury selection will begin on Wednesday 8/27 at 10:30 am. The trial is set to begin on Friday, 8/29 in Sonoma County Superior Court - Courtroom 8.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:47PM
Turtle Island Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters About Mercury - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters to Avoid Tuna & Swordfish.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53PM
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
Shooter of Andy Lopez Not Being Prosecuted - by Labor Creates All Wealth
The latest sign that Nazi USA is a police state is the refusal of the district attorney, Jill Ravitch, to prosecute the shooter of 13 year old Any Lopez, namely Deputy Erick Gelhaus. This means the police are dictating policy which is a definition of a police state. We have seen this many times over the years, and it does not matter if the district attorney is a Democrat or Republican. DA Ravitch had the endorsement of California Attorney General, Democrat Kamala Harris, so there is not on...
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 9:18PM
Green Sea Turtle ‘Sanjay’ Makes Historic Migration - by Joanna Nasar
Sanjay, a male endangered green sea turtle, made history when he completed his 14-day migration from the Cocos Island Marine National Park in Costa Rica to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador. Sanjay is the first turtle to directly link these two protected marine areas, proving the connectivity of the Eastern Tropical Pacific as well as the importance of protecting migration routes.
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:43PM
Suit Seeks Documents on Stream Ordinance from County of Marin - by David Schnapf
Press Release announcing lawsuit against Marin county seeking documents related to violations of the Fair Political Practices Act in connection with Stream Protection Ordinance
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:13AM
Andy Lopez - Reflections on his 14th Birthday - a Birthday Deprived - by Elbert "Big Man" Howard
Today, I just keep thinking about Andy Lopez and his family. I am thinking about how young Andy Lopez never lived to see his 14th birthday, thanks to murdering Deputy Erick Gelhaus.
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 10:37PM
Obama Administration Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon From Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
A coalition of advocates for alternatives to pesticides, conservation organizations, and fishing groups have reached a significant agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement restores reasonable no-spray buffer zones to protect salmon and steelhead from five broad-spectrum insect killers – diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl.
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 4:48PM
Interior Dept. Supreme Court Brief Concludes Oyster Company Presents No Credible Argument - by EAC of West Marin
Today, the Department of the Interior filed its opposition brief against the Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s petition for review to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:56PM
Goat Found Dead and Strung Up at Petaluma High School - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
A 15 pound goat was discovered Friday, April 4, strung up from a fence on the campus of Petaluma High School, near a baseball field. Petaluma Animal Control is investigating the incident. The cause of death has not yet been determined. However, under California Penal Code § 597(a), anyone who “maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds a living animal” can face misdemeanor charges—one year in county lockup and/or a $20,000 fine—or felony charges amounting to ...
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:02PM
Solidarity with L@s Autonomous Brown Berets of Sonoma County! Hands off Ramon Cairo! - by Northbay Movement for a Democratic Society
Ramon Cairo is a disciplined and highly regarded street organizer in Santa Rosa, whose work in solidarity with the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez has lead to retaliation by Santa Rosa police, who have kidnapped him under false charges. Video footage and eyewitnesses point out the fabrications of the charges, and the court trial is important, because if Ramon is locked up, then other community organizers could also be locked up under false charges!
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:23PM
International Climate Report: Cutting Meat Consumption Key to Reducing Emissions - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report today highlights the increasing threat from rising global meat and dairy consumption to limiting global warming, especially as the world population continues to grow.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:37PM
Court Asked to Uphold California Ban on Cruelly Produced Eggs - by The Humane Society
An attempt by six states to overturn a California law that requires more humane treatment of egg-laying hens and higher food safety standards will face legal opposition from The Humane Society of the United States. In papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, The HSUS is seeking to file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would overturn AB 1437, a law that stops the sale of eggs from hens confined in inhumane battery cages by the start of next year. The ...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:45PM
Complete Schedule for 9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesdays - by Justice for Andy Lopez
9 Week Novenarios for Andy Tuesday’s.
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 6:50PM
San Rafael Passes California’s 100th Plastic Bag Ban - by Environment California
San Rafael—The City Council voted unanimously tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags citywide. San Rafael is the 100th California community to ban plastic bags. Nearly 1 in 3 Californians, 12.3 million in all, now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:18PM
Five large valley oaks to be cut this weekend to make way for a shopping center in Windsor - by Barrie Mason
The developers are hurrying to cut these trees before resistance can be organized. They county approved the project after no one attended an inadequately announced public comment hearing. Many people have signed a petition to save these trees.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:29AM
California River Watch Sues Drakes Bay Oyster Company For Clean Water Act Violations - by Larry Hanson
California River Watch, a Sebastopol-based organization devoted to protecting Northern California's water quality, announced that it filed a lawsuit against the Drakes Bay Oyster Company last week.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:00PM