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calendarPicket Against White Supremacists!
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by NorCal Against Fascism
Meet at Fremont Park, 16th St.and P St., Sacramento. Note that the far right has not disclosed the location of their rally. Call or text 415-734- 1163 to confirm the final location of the anti-fascist meeting point....
Event Date: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 9, 2021 4:06PM
imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
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by Dan Bacher
“Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that’s shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk,” said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 6:45PM
imageVigil for Slain Pushcart Vendor in Fresno
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by Peter Maiden
A vigil for slain street vendor, Lorenzo Perez, drew 250 to a park in Southeast Fresno. In the photo are friends and family of Perez at the vigil....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:11PM
imageMural for Deported Vets Unveiled in Fresno
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by Peter Maiden
A mural for deported vets was pasted onto a wall on an alley near Fulton Street in Fresno on March 28. In the photo Maria Rosales views the mural. She is the owner of the store, 3 Hermanos, which provided the wall for the mural....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:01PM
imagePrayer Vigil to Save Fresno's Tower Theatre
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by Peter Maiden
Protesters spell out "C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y" at a prayer vigil across the street from the Tower Theatre March 11. The Tower is being sold to a conservative Christian church. Interfaith religious speakers defended the Tower District as a safe place for LGBTQ people....
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:58AM
imageSalmon seasons slashed on much of California Coast due to low Sacramento, Klamath fish numbers
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by Dan Bacher
The question now is whether Governor Gavin Newsom, the State Water Resources Control Board and CDFW will make sure the fish get enough water to thrive or will they give the water to almond and hay exporters, while continuing to push new dams and the Delta Tunnel, noted Regina Chichizola, the co-director of Save California Salmon. “Most California cities are doing their job to conserve water and they are also impacted by the poor water quality in our rivers due to agricultural withdrawals a...
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:36AM
imageGroups Sue California's Kern County for Fast-Tracking Over 40,000 New Oil and Gas Wells
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by Dan Bacher
it was clear from the meeting that the Kern County Board of Supervisors is beholden to the Western States Petroleum Association, the largest corporate lobbying group in California, the California Independent Petroleum Association, and the oil companies. The Board rubber-stamped the ordinance because of the many millions of dollars the oil industry has spent in lobbying and campaign donations in Kern County and throughout the state....
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:27AM
imageKern Co. Planning Commission to vote on proposed ordinance to allow 67,000 new oil wells!
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by Dan Bacher
The Kern County Planning Commission tonight will vote on a proposed ordinance to allow 67,000 new oil and gas wells to be drilled in Kern County over the next 20 years. This will nearly double the number of wells already there....
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:51PM
imageBig Oil spent $10 million lobbying CA officials as oil production well permits doubled in 2020
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by Dan Bacher
The inordinate influence by Big Oil on California politicians and regulators has resulted in widespread air, ground and water pollution with huge health impacts on mostly Black and Brown communities living near oil and gas wells....
Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2021 10:13PM
imageEarthworks report reveals CA fails to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil wells
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by Dan Bacher
Estela Garcia, impacted resident and member of the Committee for a Better Arvin,” said, “In my community, there are many people who are sick - with asthma, with allergies, and many many people suffering from cancer. Here in Arvin, there are wells near schools and near apartments. There are wells that supposedly aren't operating, but a terrible smell comes to you if you get close to these sites.” “This pollution affects everyone in the community. So if you ask me, ‘what would you change in ...
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 11:03PM
imageCalifornia's Bulldozer 'Restoration': From the Ballona Wetlands to the Delta
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by Dan Bacher
"Our Governor's cabinet members just announced a series of initiatives that support 'Nature Based Solutions' to counter climate change. So, how does Governor Newsom justify a project to bulldoze and excavate more than 2.5 million cubic yards of soil, paving the way for a new fossil fuel infrastructure for the aging gas storage field under this ecological reserve?" asked attorney Bryan Pease....
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2021 10:52PM
imageFederal Bill Proposes Fracking, Drilling Halt on California’s Central Coast, Bay Area
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, January 25, 2021 — U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation today to create a moratorium on fracking and drilling along California’s Central Coast and in the Bay Area....
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:31PM
imageProtest of the Sale of the Tower Theatre
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by Peter Maiden
A landmark in Fresno, the Tower Theatre, may be sold to a conservative Christian church....
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:42PM
imageMLK Sacramento Library Golden Anniversary - Farm to Fork Friday
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by Khibaka, Michael Harris
Join us as we continue the journey celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Liberary in the Meadowview Community of Sacramento, California....
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:50AM
imageNewsom's 2021 Budget Doesn't Address Fossil-Fueled Public Health & Climate Crises
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by Dan Bacher
The response to the budget by environmental, climate and environmental justice groups was mixed. The Sierra Club praised the funding of incentives to replace fossil fuel vehicles with electric vehicles, while the Last Chance Coalition, a coalition of more than 750 public health, environmental justice, climate, and labor organizations, said the budget fails to directly address the extraction and production of fossil fuels in California after a year during which the state’s oil and gas regulato...
Posted: Sat Jan 9, 2021 4:12PM
imageGavin Newsom's New Year's Gift: 14 new fracking permits, delayed public health regulations
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by Dan Bacher
California Gavin Newsom has come under fire from environmentalists and the public over the fracking and other oil drilling permits that CalGEM issued in 2020 for Aera Energy and other oil companies....
Posted: Sat Jan 9, 2021 3:59PM
imageEcosystem Disaster: For third year in a row, zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW Fall Trawl Survey
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by Dan Bacher
Between 1967 and 2020, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT) abundance indices (combined September, October, November and December surveys) for striped bass, Delta smelt, longfin smelt, American shad, splittail and threadfin shad have declined by 99.7, 100, 99.96, 67.9, 100, and 95 percent, respectively, according to Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)....
Posted: Sat Jan 9, 2021 3:45PM
calendarRev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2021 Birthday Celebration
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by Michael Harris
MLK Library 24th Street Bypass Sacramento, CA...
Event Date: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:30AM
Posted: Sun Jan 3, 2021 8:59PM
imageOutrage After Sacramento Police Illegally Detain and Terrorize 14-Year-Old African-American
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by Attorney Kellie Walters
An African-American mother has expressed outrage at the ongoing practice of illegal detention by the Sacramento Police Department after the City’s police officers detained and harassed her under aged son without provocation for the second time in fifteen months....
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:23PM
imageIn sickness and health, Fresno Food Not Bombs turns 25!
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by Kelly Borkert
January 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of Fresno Food Not Bombs Saturday meal serving, an unbroken string of free meals over 25 years. Will that string be broken?...
Posted: Sun Dec 6, 2020 2:17AM