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text Feds Allow Lawsuit To Shut Down Diablo Canyon To Proceed - by Michael Steinberg
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:05PM
text CA voters should abolish the useless office of Lieutenant Governor - by franhattan
Five states get by without having an office of Lieutenant Governor. Does California need such an office? ...........................
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:49PM
text It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems-By Mike Raccoon Eyes - by Mike Raccoon Eyes
It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:51PM
text CBP Unveils Body-Worn Camera Testing Locations - by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today unveiled the locations where it will begin its pilot testing of body-worn cameras. The pilot marks the latest effort by CBP to respond to the concerns of border residents about the alarming trend of excessive use of force incidents by its officers and agents.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:54PM
text San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—The San Luis Obispo City Council authorized city staff Tuesday night to send a letter opposing the Santa Maria Phillips 66 rail spur project, which would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through San Luis Obispo. The letter will be sent from Mayor Jan Marx to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission on behalf of the city, urging it to reject the project.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56PM
text Western Regional Advocacy Project Calls for Support of "Right to Rest Act" - by Steve Pleich
Act Would Protect Basic Human Rights of People Experiencing Homelessness
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:21PM
text Bay Area Cities Afflicted with Sports Arena Envy - by Gil Villagran, MSW
The great American practice of giving massive subsidies to insatiable billionaires, most often in oil, agribusiness and weapon manufacturing, is especially exciting in the field of major league sports teams. Exciting because as it is unquestionably well known, a city without its own major league team is no more than minor league, barely on the map of so-called destination cities. So cities compete with the public's money to entice billionaire sports team owners for "our team" to play in "ou...
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:59PM
text Latinos Under the Influence and Tragic Consequences 
 - by Gil Villagran, MSW
As we begin the holiday period between Christmas and New Year's, celebrations often include drinking at home, restaurants or clubs, and driving from one to the other. There was a time when society accepted, cheered on, or overlooked those among us who drank to excess, joking about how "our beloved drunk" or "party animal" got home after a party. But drinking and driving is not a joke! Alcohol addiction is a disease! Alcohol-caused accidents are not unfortunate accidents, but crimes that kil...
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:25PM
text Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:49PM
text Sierra Club Condemns State Injection Well Practices, Calls for Investigation - by Sierra Club California Press Release
SACRAMENTO—On February 6, the Associated Press reported that more than 2,500 injection wells that put aquifers that are federally protected or provide drinking water at risk in California have been permitted by a California agency. At least 46 percent of those—or 1,172—have been permitted in the last four years.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:50AM
text Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Nomination Proposed for CA Central Coast - by Sierra Club California
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—The Northern Chumash Tribal Council, joined by other groups and individuals, on February 2 formally requested the nomination of a new “Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary” in an application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:45PM
text Court Upholds CA Ballot Measure Preventing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals - by via The Humane Society
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion today, upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 2, the California ballot measure banning the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and veal calves in cages so small the animals cannot stretch their limbs, lie down or turn around. The decision reaffirms a lower court decision in 2012, which rejected a challenge to the law by disgruntled egg farmer, William Cramer.
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 4:14PM
text Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU Condemn UC Davis Vandalism - by via Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU
Students for Justice in Palestine at San Jose State University Condemn UC Davis Vandalism
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:04PM
text EPA Urged to Shut Down Oil Industry Wastewater Wells Threatening California Aquifers - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately shut down hundreds of injection wells that are illegally dumping oil industry wastewater into scores of California aquifers, including some that supply water for drinking and farming irrigation.
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 1:30PM
text The poor economy leaves one in five children needing food stamps - by Lynda Carson
During 2013 the average monthly food stamp benefit for one individual in California was $151.44. Additional records reveal that during 2011, in California’s 13th Congressional District, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district, 11,899 households received food stamps, including 16% of households with one or more people 60 years or older, and 76.8% of households with children under 18. Around 46.6% of the households income was below the poverty level, with the median income around $27,441.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:33PM
text Toxic Battery Warning - by Emily Lund
A common product is having it's deadly dangers covered-up for profiteering
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:32PM
text Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
text Petition: Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra - by via MoveOn.org
Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra as "the great evangalizer" and apologize to the descendants of thousands of indigenous Californians that died at the hands of Serra's Mission system. Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urge-pope-francis-to
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32PM
text stop corporate and workerscompensation fraud - by Bobbie Sanders
If EDD can wrongfully terminate an employee and let another employee harrass a pregenant employee with no remorse as well as throw away an employees personal belongings while they are out on medical leave which constitutes unfair and injustice,this is my story and i had to write this to show that martin Luthur King's Dream of Justice and Equality is still a dream to me because of whats been happening to me and my family for the past 14yrs that's how long I've been fighting for justice in the ...
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:44AM
text California Oil Officials Release Deeply Flawed Fracking Environmental Review - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— California oil regulators today released a draft environmental review of fracking that fails to adequately analyze many major risks from fracking, including air and water pollution and risks to public health. The review by California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources was released even though state scientists are still six months away from completing their analysis of the risks and harms of the controversial form of oil and gas extraction.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:56PM

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