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image Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County 480_southern_sea_otter_1.jpg by Central Coast Animal News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made the public aware of the shooting deaths of three southern sea otters in late July or early August....
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:34PM
image RCNV and Santa Cruz NAACP Party with Cop Who Broke Elderly Woman's Arm 480_christian_lemoss_santa_cruz_police_scpd_2008_1.jpg by Black Lives Matter in Santa Cruz
The Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), the Santa Cruz Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Garfield Park Community Church partnered to throw a party with the goal of bringing together the police with the social justice community in Santa Cruz. The party was called the "NAACP Peace Party" and was held at Garfield Park Community Church on August 28. The church even skipped a worship service that day to set up for the "party". Santa Cruz Poli...
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:04PM
text Bummer Bernie Bylaws by dogwood
The new bernie group, which is made up of at least some of the Bernie volunteers who worked for Bernie's campaign this past year have created a set of Bylaws that are extremely disappointing in that they want to go with old-style structures that tie dues to membership. Although these people are saying that these are not final structures, they pushed and hoodwinked a fast vote on the bylaws this past Wednesday night, when we all met to listen to Bernie on a live video stream. The excuse was ...
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:58PM
image Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in San Francisco Boosts Movement Forward Pt. II 480_dakotabestwithmartha_1.jpg by R. Robertson
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. In San Francisco yesterday hundreds of demonstrators stood in solidarity with protesters in North Dakota where work equipment stands ready to begin construction on the oil pipeline. There was a large demonstration in Washington, DC the same day as well. Photos here of the demonstration in San Francisco. See pt. I of this story at...
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:55PM
image Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in San Francisco Boosts Movement Forward Pt. I 480_dakotabestfil_1.jpg by Solidarity Support
It is up to a federal court in Washington, D.C. to determine the Dakota Access Pipeline’s fate. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois. In San Francisco yesterday hundreds of demonstrators stood in solidarity with the movement. A federal ruling was expected at the same time as the protest was held. At the rally the announcement came: ruling postponed until September 9! "Thi...
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:50PM
text Scott Sternberg of Beverly Hills is behind Richmond’s mass evictions by Lynda Carson
According to records with the Secretary of State in California, Scott Sternberg the owner of Creekview Condominiums, has a brokers license that has expired. Thats right. Scott Sternberg, has not had a valid real estate license in California since 8/3/1992, according to records. However, he is evicting people by the hundreds at Creekview Condominiums in Richmond, without a valid real estate license!...
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:45PM
image Santa Cruz SEIU Candidate Forum Aug. 24,2016 480_047_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Candidates for Santa Cruz City Council gathered for the third forum at the SEIU Hall in Santa Cruz on Wednesday evening the 24th of August....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:01PM
image National LCLAA Resolution In Solidarity With The Farmworkers In San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) and Skagit County (Washington State) 480_national-lclaaa-boycott-driscolls_1.jpg by National Labor Council for Latin American Adv
The National Labor Council for Latin American Advancement passed a resolution in solidarity with farmworkers in San Quintín (Baja California, Mexico) and Skagit County (Washington State) at the 21st LCLAA National Membership Convention held August 18-20, 2016 in Orlando, Florida....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:41PM
text 1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 25, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced designation of 1,812,164 acres of protected “critical habitat” throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains for several endangered amphibians: the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad and northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog. The vast majority of the critical habitat for these amphibians is on federal public lands in national forests and national parks....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:18AM
image Mayor Schaaf Accused of Promoting Acting Police Chief Without Notifying Public 480_oakland_assistant_chief_david_downing_1.jpg by Ken Epstein, Oakland Post
Sources say Assistant Chief Downing is promoting white officers at expense of Black officers...
Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:52PM
image Stop massive and possibly illegal statewide tree cutting by PG&E! 480_pge_tree_removal_petition_womens_club_of_san_lorenzo_valley_1.jpg by via Valley Women's Club of San Lorenzo Valley
Today the Valley Women's Club of San Lorenzo Valley issued a new call to action to stop Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) from unnecessarily destroying 12 to 24-foot-wide swaths of trees and shrubs along over 6,000 miles of pressured gas pipeline in California, such as the area along Graham Hill Road in Santa Cruz County. After creating their first petition in June, the VWC Environmental Committee has created a new petition on Change.org, stating, "Please help circulate this to as many folks as...
Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:33PM
image Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors 480_standing_rock_statement_winnemem_wintu_tribe_1.jpg by Winnemem Wintu Tribe
"On behalf of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, as Chief, I send you our support. We believe that “We are One” in the struggle to protect Mother Earth. We stand with you with the position you have taken as a nation, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline." -- Chief Caleen Sisk...
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:21PM
text Hacker houses are proliferating in the Bay Area by Lynda Carson
Some of the better known hacker houses have included Chez JJ in San Francisco, Startup Embassy in Palo Alto, Casa Hacker in San Jose, 939 Makers Club in Walnut Creek, Colliding Club (3 houses in San Francisco), and 20 Mission in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:34PM
text Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., August 17, 2016 — In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The federal agency said in a letter that it is undergoing consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has adjusted grazing manag...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:23PM
video Video of Newark PD Shooting Teo Valencia in the Back (video/mp4 4.6mb) by Anti Police-Terror Project
Family of 23 year-old slain by Newark police officer demands accountability with filing of a civil suit today...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:32PM
image Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon 480_klamath_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We take this threat to our fish very seriously, and we’re looking at every option to protect our fish. We don’t want to go through another catastrophe like the fish kill in 2002, and we will do anything we can to avoid that outcome this year,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:19PM
image Release The Video! Hands Off SF MTA TWU 250A Member Ramero & Muni Drivers In San Francisco 480_sf_mta_picket_carla_ramero8-19-16_1.jpg by United Public Workers For Action
Supporter of public transit and transit workers rallied and spoke out on August 12, 2016 to demand that video tape of the beating of SF MTA TWU 250 A driver Carla Ramero be released. The SF MTA management and now the SF Police refuse to release the tape. Also fired TWU 250A OSHA whistleblower Dorian Maxwell talked about the systemic corruption at the SF MTA and the role of the Democrats....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:40AM
image Teo Valencia family filing federal lawsuit against City of Newark teodorovalencia.png by Anti Police-Terror Project
Family of 23 year-old slain by Newark police officer demands accountability A Newark police officer hid behind a door at KFC and quickly shot Teo Valencia, 23, in the back with an AR-15 after he left the building...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:06AM
image California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site 480_el_camino_real_1.jpg by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
California Indians Demand Cruelty to Ancestors Be Disclosed as California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Map showing El Camino Real....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25AM
image Afghanistan: Still Occupied by US Troops on "Independence Day" 480_afghantakingphoto_1.jpg by Bay Area Report
Afghans’ views are divided with regards to their thoughts and feelings towards Independence Day. Some feel that Afghanistan is not an independent state since it’s still under occupation; foreign troops are present in the country. Today some Bay Area residents of Afghan descent said that the tradition of displaying the flag on Independence Day represents cultural pride, political feelings aside....
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:13PM