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Technology and More Than 32,000 Square Miles of Area Closures Will Safeguard Atlantic Blue - by Joanna Nasar
After five years of work by Turtle Island, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and our partners, NOAA Fisheries officially announced new, stricter regulations for the U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery.
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:42AM
Sonoma County's Plan Aimed at Winter Homelessness Falls Short - by Meghan O'Brien
To Be Sufficiently Prepared for the Winter Months, Sonoma County Must Begin Stockpiling in Summer
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 10:40AM
The Invisible Homeless - by Rebecca Vazquez
There are nearly 10,000 homeless people within Sonoma County and a large portion of that population is dispersed into rural parts of the county where services may not be reaching them.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 12:35AM
Moving Forward From Plastic Bags - by Tanner Leonhardt
Although California is making strides in respects to plastic bag waste, I feel we must completely do away with plastic bags altogether. There should no longer be an option to pay 10 cents a piece to still be able to get plastic bags for groceries and other things.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 3:28PM
Op- Ed Militarization of the Police - by Joseph Luiz
After giving a brief overview of the history of the police, a group of SSU students examined the way in which the police have militarized over the years. They question if the police have gone to far and need to rethink their policies.
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 10:37PM
Op-ed on PACH (Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline) - by Devon Zenn
This is just my opinion on PACH and a little bit of what they're all about.
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 8:37PM
Health Care in 2014 - by Cydney Shorkend
This article discusses some of the problems with the new health care reform that went into action in 2010. The Affordable Heath Care Act leaves out a large group of people: Undocumented and homeless people. It should be a human right that these people get the same health care as anyone else and should not be fined.
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 6:59PM
Santa Rosa PD Pay Raise - by PACH
212 Words The PACH posted an article on September 10th, “Santa Rosa PD Gets Pay Raise of 9.5% Over 3 years”. It talks about a serious accusation in which this multi-year deal can’t be afforded by the city’s finances. According to Mayor Scott Bartley, he thinks it’s a reasonable cost to upgrade our police raise but people don’t agree with all 63 deaths by police in Sonoma County since 2000. From the article I agree with the fact that this area gets a pay raise and I will explain...
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 5:43PM
Law Enforcement Related Deaths in Sonoma County - by Peter Phillips
Newspaper accounts report over 1,500 people die annually in the US in law enforcement related deaths. These are all deaths in the presence of law enforcement personnel both on the street and in local jails. It is reasonable to assume that some portion of these deaths is attributable to officer mistakes, over- reactions, or deliberate acts resulting in death.
Posted: Sat Dec 6, 2014 2:01PM
Affordable Care Act in Sonoma County - by Michael Nicholas
A brief look into how the Affordable Care Act is being received in Sonoma County and Why Republicans need to stop resenting the act.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 9:00PM
Whole Foods Market Manager Arrests Internationally Renowned Food Justice Advocate - by Mark Hawthorne
On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the manager of Whole Foods Market in Sebastopol, Calif., made a citizen's arrest of an activist handing out leaflets exposing the store's exploitation of bunnies for food.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:32AM
International Conservation Movement Calls on Chile & Peru to Protect Silky Sharks - by Joanna Nasar
This year a record number of threatened shark species will be granted greater international protections at the United Nation's 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties, but silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) could be left out of this historic global movement if Chile and Peru continue to oppose their protection.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:42PM
Turtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention - by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
MEDIA ADVISORY: The Salmon Are Here! - by Joanna Nasar
Salmon Spawning Right Now in Marin County, Calif. -- Rain Triggers Migration
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:39PM
Turtle Island Attends Convention on Migratory Species - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Attends Historic Convention on Migratory Species to Promote the Record Number of Protections Proposed for Sharks, Rays & Marine Mammals
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:32PM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
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