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Bad Memory? - by Beeline
Just in case you guys forgot-today is EARTH DAY
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:36PM
CA Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating Underground Water - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Oil companies can continue dumping millions of gallons of waste fluid a day into scores of protected California aquifers under a plan approved today by the state’s Office of Administrative Law.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24PM
Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies Supports Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions - by via NACCS
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to all members, took place on Saturday evening at the close of the conference. At the business meeting, the membership gave unanimous support to the Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In addition, individual FOCOS (regional caucuses) and interest group Caucuses all voted to support the resolution.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24PM
10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion - by Center for Biological Diversity
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico’s Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume. The appeals court on Thursday denied that motion, saying that the Navajo Mine’s owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, “failed to make the requisite showing” justifying their request to restart coal mining.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:49PM
Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Marine Terminal Receiving Ships Full of Dangerous Crude - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups sued the California State Lands Commission on April 17 for approving a 30-year plan for refinery operations at a Suisun Bay marine terminal that will receive hundreds of tankers full of dangerous crude oil feedstocks, including highly explosive Bakken crude.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:30PM
CHP emails: Anti-terrorism cops track #BlackLivesMatter folk - by MPetrelis
A public records request has produced files providing a lotta sunshine of law enforcement agencies in CA and the East Bay.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:13PM
RNs Call for Accountability Standards on Non-Profit Hospital Charity Care - by via California Nurses Association
Will California finally require non-profit hospital giants to live up to their obligation on provision of charity care and community benefit programs in return for the windfall in taxpayer funded revenues they receive in return for their tax exempt status?
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:26PM
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
KPFA, the PNB and "local control" - by Ann Garrison
SaveKPFA are the majority caucus on the elected KPFA Local Station Board (LSB). Their delegates to the Pacifica National Board (PNB) are also in the majority there. "Local control" has always been a main plank of their platform, but in February, they cast a vote that
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 10:49PM
Property Tax Related Issues! - by Verdi Tanriverdi
This story is about a Tax Collector abusing the codes that he has to obey by.
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 2:47PM
Oil Industry Drops Lawsuit Over California County's Fracking Ban - by Center for Biological Diversity
HOLLISTER, Calif.— The only oil company to sue San Benito County over a local ban on fracking and other high-intensity petroleum operations announced today it has dropped its lawsuit, leaving the voter-approved ordinance in place.
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 8:34PM
Republicans to Shift 2016 Convention to Las Vegas - by Don Monkerud
A plan to move the Republican Convention from Cleveland to Las Vegas brought cheer to the hearts of lobbyists when announced this week.
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 10:30AM
Democrat Gov Jerry Brown Postures for Big Agriculture on Their Water Crisis - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On April Fools' Day, 2015, Democrat Gov Jerry Brown posed at Phillips Station in the Sierras for a publicity stunt campaign to save his campaign contributors, Big Agriculture, and pretend to solve their water problem by attacking those who use 20% of California's agriculture, namely residents and businesses. The question must be asked, who is the April Fool, those who vote like robots for the Democrat-Republicans, who cause us only grief, or the Democrat-Republicans, who are the beneficiarie...
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2015 8:24PM
Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles - by Center for Biological Diversity
HONOLULU— A federal judge ruled on Tuesday (see PDF) that the National Marine Fisheries Service acted illegally in approving U.S. Navy testing and training activities in the Pacific Ocean that threaten widespread harm to whales, dolphins, other marine mammals and imperiled sea turtles.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 2:04PM
California Public Records Requests are the RIGHT of the PUBLIC - by Joe Q. Public
I wanted to share some information about a Senate Bill ( SB 272) which has to do the public right's to access public information at little to no cost to private citizens. If this bill get's approved it will save money, paper and give the people access to information we have a right to ask for. If you don't have a computer you can go to a Library and access what costs you 25 cents a page for. "With a public sector committed to success in the digital age, the residents and businesses of Calif...
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:51PM
Nuclear Shutdown News, March Edition - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and highlights efforts of those who are democratically working to bring about a renewable energy future. As nuclear plants in the US are approaching or surpassing their 40 year operating life, their ability to operate properly and safely lessens, creating more and more problems across the nation.
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:22PM
Expert Panel Releases Initial Marijuana Policy Report, Announces Public Phase - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – An initial progress report released today by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, identifies three key issues related to the possibility of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults to which the commission has devoted significant research and analysis during the past 18 months.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:07PM
HIP Housing’s Home Sharing Program Celebrates its 35th Year Anniversary Amid the Region’s - by Clarice Veloso
HIP Housing’s Home Sharing Program Celebrates its 35th Year Anniversary Amid the Region’s Housing Crisis
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:27PM
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement Begin - by Willow Katz
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC), began March 23, 2015. Actions were held in California from San Diego to Arcata (Arcata/Eureka, LA, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz) and in Philadelphia, PA. More locations to come on April 23rd and the 23rd of each month. Below is a report from just one locality, Santa Cruz, which took a creative approach.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:13PM
Proposed Bill Major Step Forward for Preventing Fiery Oil Train Derailments - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— In response to the recent spate of fiery derailments that have highlighted the dangers posed by oil trains, Senators Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wis.), and Patricia Murray, (D-Wash.), have proposed a bill that would remove the most dangerous tank cars from service, increase track inspections, and help to ensure that first responders have the equipment needed to respond to derailments.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51PM