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Protest the Outrageous Murder of Andy Lopez, Saturday Santa Rosa!! - by Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration Network
OUTRAGEOUS! COLD BLOODED MURDER OF ANDY LOPEZ! ONCE AGAIN JUSTIFIED BY THE SYSTEM!
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 10:36PM
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
Settlement of False Advertising Lawsuit Against Bay Area Egg Producer - by ALDF
OAKLAND, Calif.: The Cotati, Calif.-based national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announces the settlement of a false-advertising lawsuit against Defendant Steven Mahrt, doing business as Petaluma Farms and owner of Judy’s Family Farm Organic Eggs (“Judy’s Eggs”). The lawsuit alleges that imagery and statements used on Judy’s Eggs packaging led consumers to mistakenly believe the eggs came from hens with significant outdoor access. The lawsuit also alleges that consumers...
Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 1:45AM
Bill to Regulate Toy Guns Advances in CA Senate - by Justice for Andy Lopez
SANTA ROSA, CA – Legislation authored by Senators Kevin De Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) to regulate the appearance of toy, imitation or “copycat” guns passed out of its first policy committee on January 14 with a 4-1 vote. In an effort to stem a reoccurring tragedy involving toys being mistaken for real firearms Senate Bill 199, the Imitation Firearm Safety Act, would amend California law to define what an imitation firearm is and what those imitations must lo...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:59PM
Caltrans to Remove Bird-killing Nets at Highway Project, Vows to Use Safer Methods - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement on January 16 with the California Department of Transportation to remove netting from bridge overpasses at a highway-widening project in Petaluma, Calif., which trapped, killed and injured scores of cliff swallows and other migratory birds last spring. Caltrans will remove the deadly exclusionary netting from the Petaluma River Bridge and Lakeville Highway Overpass along Highway 101, and instead use hard surface or flexible e...
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:19PM
PUEBLO to Sponsor Reentry Program with new Approach - by Pamela Drake
The watchdog organization PUEBLO is announcing a new approach to reentry for young men currently imprisoned at San Quentin or Santa Rita Jail. It will focus on pragmatic needs for employment and housing while assisting with mental health, family relations, and engaging in restorative justice for both the community and the formerly incarcerated called BIO, balancing the inner and outer needs of the person and his community.
Posted: Thu Jan 9, 2014 1:04PM
Marin County’s Golden Opportunity to Protect Region’s Endangered Coho Salmon - by Jeff Miller
If we can recover salmon anywhere, it ought to be in wealthy, liberal Marin. Yet the county’s supervisors continue to approve development policies putting interests of a few property owners and developers above protecting our salmon.
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:07PM