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imageSacramento, CA: Emergency Fund for Tee, Shot in Head with Tear Gas Canister
by Friends of Tee
On May 30th, our beloved friend Tee Fansofa was shot in the head with a tear gas canister along with 7 rubber bullets; 3 to the head and 4 to the body above the waist....
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2020 7:20PM
imageVigil for George Floyd in Fresno
by Peter Maiden
Vigil for George Floyd in Fresno May 29...
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:31PM
imageSan Benito Evening Primrose Recovered, No Longer Needs Endangered Species Protection
by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif., May 29, 2020 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed removing the San Benito evening primrose from the federal list of threatened species based on recovery of the plant, which occurs in the central coast range of San Benito, Monterey and Fresno counties....
Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:27PM
imageCalOsha Do Your Job - Lives Over Corporate Greed-Essential Workers Are Not Expendable
by LCLAA Sacramento
LCLAA Sacramento will be protesting the lack of protection by Cal-OSHA and demand that 1,000 new inspectors for inspection of California workplaces....
Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:46AM
imageLawsuit by Three Groups Challenges Contracts Imperiling Delta, Fish
by Dan Bacher
Such diversions “reduce freshwater flows through the Delta causing and worsening harmful algal blooms (HABs) which threaten the public health of those drinking, fishing in, or swimming in, Delta waters, or inhaling the air near Delta waters,” the complaint states...
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:23PM
imageConsumer Group Urges Newsom: No New Wells Without Oil Co. Bonding for Permits
by Dan Bacher
“Given the state’s grave deficit, it’s imperative that no new wells be approved without full bonding for their clean-up and a requirement to plug a certain number of idle wells in exchange for a new permit,” the letter said.  ...
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:55PM
imageLabor and Environmental Groups Ask Governor to 'Protect People and Not Polluters
by Dan Bacher
"Workers in the fossil fuel industry, like workers in every industry, should receive direct relief during this crisis, and should receive transition assistance going forward as oil and gas production and use in California continues its inevitable decline."...
Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:15AM
imageAquAlliance files lawsuit against water transfers from Sacramento River watershed
by Dan Bacher
The lawsuit states, “These water transfers would drain both surface and groundwater resources from the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River watersheds, imposing significant and irreversible threats to the people and sensitive species that rely on these water resources and associated aquatic and riparian habitats.”...
Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:46PM
imageShould "Slavery in California" be considered in CA Reparations Bill AB 3121
by Michael Harris
Slavery in California, a hidden secret by design, may be included in the consideration for AB 3121, the trade in human cargo is known to have source documents that predate the year 1450 Spain, Portugal, Danish governments and countless other vessels are raiding the vast African coastal villages for the express purpose of trade in human cargo for economic exploitation....
Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:04PM
imageDelta Tunnel Forges Ahead in Pandemic: Agreement in Principal Reached for SWP Contract Amendment
by Dan Bacher
It is very clear that the Department of Water Resources and water contractors don’t really care what the public and the people most impacted by the Delta Tunnel think, based on their obsession with pushing the tunnel project through at this time....
Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 9:28AM
imageFederal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's Increased Water Exports Plan
by Dan Bacher
In a statement, Mike Conroy, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), said, “This is a big victory for west coast salmon fishing families and the communities which are dependent upon healthy salmon stocks throughout the State.”...
Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:05PM
imageTrump's wild rant about his lawn and California water transcribed (and translated)
by Dan Bacher
Here is my transcript of what Trump said: “I had a house in Los Angeles — you couldn’t have sold it. You know why I’m selling it? Because Secret Service says you can’t come here anymore. I said I might as well sell it. I had a house and you couldn’t, couldn’t have water and you couldn’t water your grass. They said, oh, you’re not allowed to water your grass. And then you look at this massive turn, they had a turn, it takes a day to turn it, like a big faucet. And they turn it. And It v...
Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:20AM
imageNew California oil permits rose 7.8% in 2020's first quarter as oil prices plunged
by Dan Bacher
From January 1 to March 31, 2020, the same time that the Newsom Administration approved 1,623 new permits, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, spent $1,089,702 lobbying state officials during the period. Chevron spent even more: $1,638,497 in the fifth quarter of the 2019-20 legislation session to influence legislators, the Governor’s Office and other state officials. The two oil industry giants combined to spend ...
Posted: Sat May 9, 2020 2:38PM
imageWestern States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter
by Dan Bacher
The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session’s fifth quarter....
Posted: Mon May 4, 2020 2:23PM
imageGroups sue California over project's failure to protect salmon, other fish
by Dan Bacher
DWR’s deception included omitting the One-Tunnel Delta Conveyance Project from its list of more than 40 cumulative water supply, management, and quality projects and actions in the Draft EIR.” Bob Wright, senior counsel for Friends of the River, called DWR’s failure to mention the Delta Tunnel project in the EIR as “ridiculously absurd.”...
Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 6:45PM
imageMay Day Car Caravan in Fresno
by Peter Maiden
May Day Car Caravan in Fresno...
Posted: Fri May 1, 2020 11:12PM
imageState Water Contractors sue California over incidental take permit for endangered fish
by Dan Bacher
"We note that with the filing of this latest lawsuit, the State Water Contractors have joined Westlands Water district and the Metropolitan Water District in pronouncing the voluntary agreement process dead,” said John McManus, President of the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA)....
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22PM
textPandemic in Poor Country by Michelle Ann Stanton
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Small Businesses in the Restaurant Industry in Lake County, California...
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51PM
calendarPress Conference: Rancho Cordova PD Stop Beating Our Children
by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
7-Eleven (Rancho Cordova, CA) 10246 Mills Station Rd Rancho Cordova, California 95670...
Event Date: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:57AM
imageCalifornia files legal claims challenging Trump's water plan
by Dan Bacher
In the filing, Attorney General Becerra argues that a preliminary injunction is necessary to prevent “immediate and irreversible harm” to California's ecosystem, particularly to California’s endangered Delta smelt, longfin smelt, and threatened steelhead trout....
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:20PM