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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
imageOn Extinction's Edge: Zero Delta Smelt Found in September 2020 Midwater Trawl
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by Dan Bacher
The plunge of the Delta smelt population towards extinction has been made possible by the capture of the regulators by the regulated, including Big Ag and other corporate interests, in California. Corporate agribusiness exerts inordinate influence over the Legislature, the Governor’s Office and the regulatory agencies, ranging from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife....
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:24PM
imageDepartment of Finance audit reveals repeated oil and gas regulation violations
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by Dan Bacher
“If you thought that dining with an oil lobbyist at French Laundry showed Newsom’s true colors, this audit proves you right,” said Kretzmann. “Even as his own agency is calling for illegal oil and gas wells to be shut down, Newsom and his regulators continue to turn a blind eye and hand out more dangerous permits.”...
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:13PM
imageFresno Protest Turned Celebration November 7
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by Peter Maiden
The election had just been called for Joe Biden and a planned protest in Fresno's Tower District turned into a celebration of the defeat of Donald Trump....
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2020 3:53PM
imageNewsom Administration approves 6 more fracking permits, bringing the total to 54 this year
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by Dan Bacher
"Gov. Newsom sacrifices our health, food, water and climate while dodging criticism when he issues new fracking permits on a Friday night,” said Alexandra Nagy, California Director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. “Newsom's concern over climate change is a deceptive mirage as his actions reveal a strong adherence to the status quo....
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:45PM
textIn CA, Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 and environmental injustice by Ramona du Houx
The California Latino community has been disproportionately infected by the coronavirus. Latinos make up 39 percent of the population in the state, but account for 56 percent of COVID-19 infections and 46 percent of deaths. That’s three times the rate as Whites. State officials say, many employers have not reliably provided protective equipment to workers or implemented social distancing or mask wearing rules. This is systemic racism. Too often, they live in neighborhoods that are located ne...
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:23PM
imageAs oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030
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by Dan Bacher
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. “Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state’s biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We’re losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."...
Posted: Thu Oct 8, 2020 1:02PM
imageA.G. Becerra Slams Trump Shasta Dam Raise Plan - As Newsom Fast-Tracks Delta Tunnel
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by Dan Bacher
In a major conflict of interest, David Bernhardt, Trump's Secretary of Interior, is a former lobbyist for the Westlands Water District, the main proponent of the Shasta dam raise proposal....
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2020 12:48PM
calendarLevel the Playing Field Tour: Unity Rally for Prop 16
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by Yes on Prop 16: Opprotunity For All
North Steps of California State Capitol building, 315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 Masks and social distancing required...
Event Date: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2020 11:58AM
imageClimate Advocates Criticize Newsom's Executive Order for Not Addressing Oil Drilling
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by Dan Bacher
“If your climate leadership does not include relief for hundreds of thousands of Californians -- the majority people of color -- living with oil drilling in their neighborhood, then you are not serious about climate justice and creating healthier, more resilient communities,” said Martha Arguëllo executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and co-chair of STAND-L.A....
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 6:15PM
imageReclamation extends comment period on Shasta Dam raise draft EIS to October 5
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by Dan Bacher
“How would you feel if someone was coming to burn down your house, everyone knew it was going to happen, but no one — not even the people who are supposed to protect you — cared enough to stop it,” said Marine Sisk, Chief Caleen Sisk’s daughter, on Winnemem sacred sites that would be drowned by the proposed raise of Shasta Dam...
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:31PM
imageVigil for Breonna Taylor in Fresno
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by Peter Maiden
Around 60 protesters held a vigil for Breonna Taylor in front of the Unitarian Church in Fresno on Sunday, September 27. Below, Gwen Goodman holds a sign at the vigil....
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:54AM
imageStop Murders At Foster Farms Factory! Workers/Community Demand "Lives Over Profit"
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by Labor Video Project
A rally was held at the Foster Farms chicken factory plant in Livingston plant in Livingston to protest the murders of 9 workers and the contamination of hundreds of workers, their families and members of the community. Speakers demanded the criminal prosecution of Foster Farms CEO and executives....
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:29PM