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image Jerry Brown announces satellite launch as frontline communities protest oil drilling expansion 480_carbon_pricing_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Regarding Brown’s call for launching a climate satellite, Zizi stated, “I felt it’s a joke to have this satellite to find out more statistics on climate change when during the Global Climate Action Summit, there were hundreds of people on the street who are on the front lines dealing with climate change on a daily basis. We have the truth. We have the statistics....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:04PM
image Who Owns California 2018: Big Oil and the Western States Petroleum Association 480_no_redd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Most of the news coverage by mainstream and alternative media of Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit from September 12 to 14 and the big protests by indigenous and front line communities against Jerry Brown's policies of carbon trading and expanding oil drilling in California has neglected one huge issue: Big Oil and the Western State's Petroleum Association's grip on CA politics. It's hard to report on the subservience of Jerry Brown and other politicians to the fossil fuel indust...
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:10PM
image Trump Administration Urged Not to Reopen California Public Lands to Drilling, Fracking 480_sanjoaquinkitfox_usfws_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. September 7, 2018 — Seventy-two environmental, public-health and community groups sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opposing the Trump administration’s plans to reopen more than a million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to oil drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 2:04PM
image California Senate denies vote on bill to cede California electricity grid to Trump 480_brown_trump_close_up_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Senate leadership was wise to not subject California to another deregulation scheme that would have empowered the Trump administration to stick California with more coal and fracked gas," said Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch...
Posted: Sun Sep 2, 2018 6:42AM
image Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA 480_dlqtrjfv4aab2s8_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018, “Brown’s administration has approved about 20,000 of them (total oil and gas wells). Offshore, where he has refused to close down existing leases, Sacramento has permitted four times more wells than the federal government has allowed in the deeper waters it controls.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:20PM
image Big Ag billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick donate $100,000 to Yes on Prop. 3 480_stewart-and-lynda-resnick-4-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Resnicks and Jerry Meral are leading advocates for the construction of the Delta Tunnels, a massive public works project that opponents say will destroy the Delta ecosystem and West Coast fisheries. Meral, in a moment of candor, infamously said in 2013, “The Delta cannot be saved.”...
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:40PM
image Brown's Last Chance activists arrested at State Capitol - photo essay 480_10._arm_in_arm_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
17-year-old Nalleli Cobo, a Los Angeles resident who was sickened by toxic emissions from the oil drilling site, AllenCo., near her home, said the Governor has it in his power to issue an executive order to protect communities from oil extraction that state scientists identified as being toxic in 2015....
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:50AM
image Fishermen, tribal members and conservationists push for increased flows on San Joaquin River 480_morning_star_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We must restore our rivers if we are going to have clean water and fish into the future,” said Morning Star Gali, Tribal Organizer for Save California Salmon and Pit River tribal member. “Large fires and lack of water supply are caused by climate change and wasteful water use practices, not environmental laws. Appropriate flows are needed for the health of our sacred rivers, to restore the health of our communities, and to protect the quality of California's water supply.”...
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:08PM
image Secretary Zinke issues memo to maximize federal water deliveries at expense of fish 480_dlftqx4uwaesmat-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"The Trump administration is instructing the former lobbyist (David Bernhardt) for the almond growers in the western San Joaquin Valley to seize what's left of California's water and direct it to a small number of agricultural operations contolled by loyalists,” said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). “Clearly this is an effort to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of California. This points to the need for the California legislature to quickly ad...
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:26PM
image Most of 21,000 oil wells approved under Jerry Brown are in low income areas, communities of color 480_jerry-brown-wells-1-curt-bradley_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"I wonder if Jerry Brown would continue to shield the fossil fuel industry if his family was forced to breathe the same air we do,” said Francisco Gonzalez, a Kern County resident. “I hope he will consider communities like mine and put an end to the drilling free-for-all. It's too late for me, but all the kids deserve better.”...
Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:00PM
image Mike Rhodes recognized by Fresno City Council 480_nd5_9423_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
Mike Rhodes, former Indybay Central Valley page co-ordinator, was recognized by the Fresno City Council, who made August 16 "Mike Rhodes Day."...
Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:55PM
image Honoring the living legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers at Negro Bar - California State Parks 480_img_8937_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Commanding Maj. General Sean B. MacFarland said, “No other group of American Soldiers sacrificed so much and yet received so little respect in return.”...
Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22PM
image Legislative Budget Committee Postpones Committee Hearing on Funding for Delta Tunnels 480_drift_boat_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The 35 mile long Delta Tunnels would devastate West Coast salmon and other fish populations by diverting Sacramento River water before it reaches the estuary, as well as imperil the salmon and steelhead on the Trinity River, the major tributary of the Klamath River, that is diverted via a tunnel through the Trinity Mountains into the Sacramento River watershed at Whiskeytown Reservoir....
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41PM
image Six youths demanding a fossil fuel freeze arrested in sit in at Governor's Office 480_sitting_in_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
”All of these oil and gas projects need water,” said Niria Alicia. “The intensive extraction of fossil fuel threatens our rivers and theatens the salmon and other fish that live in them. The same water is used to frack in the backyards of indigenous migrant farmworkers. We need to keep the water in our rivers and the oil in the ground, if we are to have the chance at a future.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:56PM
image Music and Progressive Politics to Share the Stage at Fulton 55 480_flier_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
A Scholarship Fund will be set up at the San Joaquin College of Law to support law students who have an interest in helping disenfranchised groups (like the homeless), who want to support social and economic justice issues and have a passion for Free Speech, and who generally use their legal training to promote democratic ideals....
Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2018 5:12PM
image Establishing the Colonel Charles Young Memorial Highway colonel_charles_young.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Throughout the Great State of California are many profound "hidden figures" who have made amazing contributions to the forward flow of humanity. Discovering the fullness of the living legacy of Colonel Charles Young is poised to become an outstanding American story of our unique California Pan African experience. Enslaved in Kentucky at birth and died in service of our nation in Lagos, Nigeria... what an amazing journey to explore....
Posted: Mon Aug 6, 2018 7:24PM
image Jerry Brown condemns Trump's lowering of fuel standards, but expands oil drilling 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
California has prohibited new offshore leases since 1984, but has allowed the expansion of oil drilling in existing leases. Brown has the power as Governor to close down all existing leases and wells through executive action, but he has instead furthered Big Oil’s agenda by presiding over the expansion of offshore drilling in state waters....
Posted: Fri Aug 3, 2018 11:28AM
document Section 8 tenants forced into illegal side contracts by landlord get class certification section_8-terrywasatch.pdf_140_.jpg by Lynda Carson
Dennis Terry and Roy Husky lll, filed their complaint on April 14, 2015. These Section 8 tenants who receive rental assistance through the federally subsidized Housing Choice Voucher Program commonly known as “Section 8,” claim that the landlord illegally charged them for washer and dryer rentals, renters’s insurance, and covered parking....
Posted: Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:30PM
image Joaquin Murrieta Comemmorated in the Central Valley 480_nd5_9210_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
Mexican bandit Joaquin Murrieta was commemorated by a horse ride and a protest march on Highway 33 between Firebaugh and Mendota, California this morning, July 28....
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:29PM
calendar ChangeFest: Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Satellite Event in Sacramento sacramento_climate.jpg by Sacramento Climate Coalition
McClatchy Park, 35th Street and 5th Avenue, Sacamento, CA 95817...
Event Date: Sat Sep 8, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:16AM