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Court: EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters From Aquatic Invasive Species - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— In a 3-0 decision that has ramifications for waters across the country — from Long Island Sound to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico to San Francisco Bay — the U.S. Court of Appeals’ 2nd Circuit today ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed its responsibility under the Clean Water Act to protect U.S. waters from aquatic invasive species introduced by ship’s ballast water discharge. Ballast water invaders cost citizens, businesses, industry an...
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 4:52PM
Soylent Scream - by Mauro Oliveira
Humanity is racing towards extinction much faster than all but a few well educated people realize. A cult classic movie from the 1970s starring Charlton Heston just may have hit the center of the target that science today refers to as 'The 6th Great Extinction'. Comparing dates and events in the movie with real world facts reveals a startling and grave scenario taking place on planet Earth.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 9:42AM
Author Anita Wills announces release of book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland - by Anita L Wills
Author Anita Wills announces the release of her book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland. The book is an indepth look at the state of the American Justice System and its treatment of African Americans.
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 5:55PM
Jerry Brown And Wife's Hungry California Kids.. - by Jerry Brown & Wife's Hungry California Kids
California leads USA with Highest Child Poverty Rate and state Debt.. .. **We believe the masses of Jerry's California impoverished school kids should not be missing dinner since Ready to Eat Meals can now easily be inserted into the children's backpacks for their meal in the evening..
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 9:53PM
Over-income public housing tenants make the housing crisis worse for the poor - by Lynda Carson
When a recent audit revealed that more than 25,000 over-income households presently reside in public housing, in response HUD officials cited the importance of reducing concentrated poverty in public housing with higher income renters, while not creating disincentives to self-sufficiency!
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:16AM
UC Intolerance Principles A Step in the Right Direction - by via Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace commends the University of California for discussing anti-Semitism in the context of racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:26AM
Court Ruling Means Greater Protections for California Sea Otters - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A judge on Friday upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to end its program that relocated California sea otters from a significant portion of southern California coastal waters, important to the survival of the species, to an island off the coast with the goal of creating a second healthy population. As a part of this program, the Fish and Wildlife Service created a “no-otter zone” in response to complaints from fishermen that moving otters to a new locat...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:35PM
Alarming: Some Jews and Zionists Are Using Exaggerated Hysteria to Destroy Free Speech on - by Grady Grip
There is something very disturbing going on with the University of California school systems that is more serious than over-inflated allegations of anti-Semitism and hate crimes on college campuses in California, and that is special interest bully pulpit attempt by some Jews to get regulations passed that outlaw any kind of speech that that basically rejects the Zionist project in Israel as a Jewish State. This is a very serious attack on free speech in one of America’s college systems. Try...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:42PM
San Luis Obispo Residents to Protest Oil Industry Aquifer Exemption Hearing - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— San Luis Obispo County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will protest today outside a state-run “aquifer exemption” hearing aimed at helping an oil company get federal permission to dump oil waste fluid into the county’s underground water. There are at least 100 water-supply wells within a mile of this oilfield.
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:00AM
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, both in the US and worldwide, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:02PM
In bizarre perverse twist of fate, anti-tenant group CAA partners with United Way - by Lynda Carson
In a bizarre perverse twist of fate, the anti-tenant organization California Apartment Association (CAA) an organization that has been attacking renter protections that assist community members from displacement and homelessness in Richmond, while attacking renter protection proposals in Santa Rosa and San Mateo in recent weeks, has entered into a partnership with the United Way to help out the homeless!
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:12PM
Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales, Dolphins - by Center for Biological Diversity
HONOLULU— A federal court on September 14 entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawaii, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat. The settlement stems from the court’s earlier finding that the Navy’s activities illegally harm more than 60 separate populations of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:20PM
Will California's New Medical MJ Regulations Force Closure of All Los Angeles Dispensaries - by Brett Stone
The way I read the regulations it appears that there is no way for any of the currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles to comply with the state law and obtain a state license by 2018. Major changes will need to be made for any of the existing dispensaries to comply with the state law and obtain a license to continue operating.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:54AM
CAA is pressuring Santa Rosa to oppose rent control & Section 8 protections - by Lynda Carson
On Tuesday, September 15, at 3:00pm the Santa Rosa City Council will be taking up the issue of proposing rent control and protection of Section 8 vouchers against landlords who discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders)!
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:37AM
Richmond progressives respond to CAA petition blocking renter protections - by Lynda Carson
On September 11, RPA member Mike Parker said: “The filing of petitions to suspend the City’s rent control/just cause ordinance does not stop the need for tenant protections in a city where almost half the residents live in rented housing!"
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:08PM
Landmark New Rules to Protect California’s Whales, Dolphins and Sea turtles from the Drift - by Joanna Nasar
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) adopted a new strict rule for California’s drift gillnet fishery to protect nine vulnerable marine species.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:17PM
Patients to File Lawsuit Over New Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act - by via Steve Kubby
The American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA) has announced that it is filing a lawsuit over the violation of Prop. 215 by the California Legislature and Governor Brown. The recent adoption of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act attempts to modify a voter initiative, Prop. 215, something specifically forbidden by the California constitution.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:06AM
CAA pressures San Mateo to stall just cause renter protections - by Lynda Carson
Councilman David Lim and other council members have been targeted by the CAA and CAA Tri-County for proposing a just cause eviction protection ordinance to keep families from being displaced by unfair and unjust no-cause evictions in San Mateo. This is known as the eviction-for profit-system!
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:08PM
Torture Continues: CDCR Settlement Screws Prisoners - by MIM(Prisons)
The settlement is a victory for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and it knocks out one of the three main legs of the campaign to shut down the SHU -- the courts... It is only the fascist-leaning cop-lovers and state bureaucrats that oppose the call... Yet through all the years of struggle here in California, somehow the CDCR has succeeded in painting the ending of torture as the extreme option, with the recent settlement as the sensible compromise. But they are w...
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:20PM
CAA is meddling in San Mateo efforts to protect renters - by Lynda Carson
Now that the CAA just blocked renter protections from taking effect in Richmond, the CAA is targeting San Mateo! Councilman David Lim has been targeted by the CAA and CAA Tri-County for proposing a just cause eviction protection ordinance to keep families from being displaced by unfair and unjust no-cause evictions in San Mateo!
Posted: Wed Sep 9, 2015 4:03AM