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image The Women's March in Fresno 480_two_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
There was a very high turnout, in the thousands....
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:05AM
image Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Michael Brodsky, the attorney for the Save the California Delta Alliance, was encouraged by today’s decision by the California Water Fix hearing team. “It’s a recognition that this is a very serious situation and that the ultimate outcome of the hearings could be irrevocably tainted if they don’t take some action on the ethical violations that have taken place,” said Brodsky. “They gave the Department of Water Resources until Friday to respond. It might have been better to REQUIRE DWR to r...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:32PM
image 2018 California Black History Month ~ 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush 480_33996043.75f38446.640__2__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Our ongoing journey towards sustaining an inclusive exhaustive treatment of our California Pan African Heritage includes scientific evidence, primary source documents and powerful oral traditions that predate Baja California conquest during the Age of Sail....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:06PM
image Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing 480_drift_boat_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing.  We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
image Lawsuit Challenges Tulare County's Flawed Plan to Limit Harmful Greenhouse Pollution From Industrial Cattle Operations 480_cattle_in_feedlot_by_james_carlson_usda_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
VISALIA, Calif., January 11, 2018 — Conservation groups sued Tulare County today for approving a climate action plan for giant feedlots and other industrial cattle operations that would worsen air quality and undercut California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47PM
image Al fresco in Fresno 480_20448983_1607092912647881_7181658037899295572_o_1.jpg by kelly borkert
The 22nd year of Fresno Food Not Bombs Saturday serving celebrates with a fundraiser Sunday January 14th, 2018....
Posted: Mon Jan 8, 2018 11:42AM
image Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters 480_platformholly_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
image The Fate of KPFA 480_kpfa-941_1.jpg by The KPFA Management
January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control....
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 11:16AM
image Remembering and Preserving the Black Church in Gold Rush California 480_mormon_island_1910__6__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
High above the confluence of the North and South Fork of the American River Basin, Negro Hill, California was an amazing Gold Rush era Black Agriculture community where some residents had enslaved experience farming, escaping “previous condition of servitude” in the deep south and other residents were born free in the New England region of America had high culture and cognition of Ancient African wisdom. What was common and consistent today, was a belief in GOD and regular church attendance....
Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2018 10:09PM
image Delta smelt numbers reach new low as Trump admin. aims to increase pumping 480_79471display_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
There “is no easy answer” why the smelt declined even in a record water year when biologists would have expected a rebound, according to Dr. Peter B Moyle, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. “The answer is that we really don't know. The best explanation I can think of is that numbers are so low that an increase (or decrease) in the index would not be detectable with the FMT sampling,” he...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26AM
image 'The Twelve Days of Jerry' Christmas Song and Animation 480_twelve_days_of_jerry_project_still.jpg by Dan Bacher
As a satirical songwriter, I really appreciate a well-written and nicely-performed song. As Jerry Brown keeps promoting his pro-Big Oil and pro-Big Gas environmental policies after receiving over $9.8 million from oil and gas companies and utilities, Consumer Watchdog released an animation featuring Governor Jerry Brown and an updated "Twelve Days of Christmas" song highlighting his support for fossil fuels and dirty energy policies. If you didn't think Jerry Brown could dance, watch him joyo...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:31AM
audio Street Heat Radio Show in Fresno: December 22, 2017 (audio/mpeg 107.5mb) by Mike Rhodes
Street Heat is a radio show about the politics and progressive events in the Central Valley....
Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:20AM
image Secretary Zinke urged to recover $84.8 million misspent on Delta Tunnels 480_800_zeke_and_jared_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
To date, nobody involved in the Delta Tunnels illegal funding scheme has been reprimanded, fired or held accountable — nor have any measures been taken to recover the money ripped off from the taxpayers to support the unpopular California WaterFix....
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12AM
document Report reveals L.A. oil cos. have used 49,000 tons of toxic chemicals since 2013 dangernextdoor.pdf_140_.jpg by Dan Bacher
David Braun of Californians Against Fracking and the Rootskeeper said, “I think it's notable that 20 million pounds of hydrochloric acid and 10 million pounds of hydrofluoric acid were used in Los Angeles County in a 3 year period in oil extraction operations.”...
Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:00AM
image Delta Caucus Town Hall Challenges Financial Feasibility of Delta Tunnels 480_dodd___frazier_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Tim Neuharth, owner of Steamboat Acres Farms on the North Delta, said, “A couple of times Ms. Messer mentioned that this was all about the ecological factors in the Delta. My common sense approach to that and question as a farmer is, how do you justify that by taking more water out of the Delta?”...
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:59PM
image Bay Area Idle No More activist reflects on protesting Governor Jerry Brown's speech in Bonn 480_last_night_-_roots_keeper_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
What does Daniel Ilario think of Governor Brown? “I don’t have anything against him as a person, but in fact he is no climate hero. I’m thankful that activists in Bonn sacrificed their time and energy to secure a livable future for generations to come,” he stated. "Saving forests’ sounds great, but at the end of the day we get more pollution at home while indigenous people lose their land in the Amazon and abroad with carbon trading and carbon pricing,” he concluded. Photo: Daniel I...
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:39PM
image Big Oil spent more lobbying in first 6 months of 2017 than in all of 2016 480_keep_it_in_the_ground_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and Big Oil use their money and power in 5 ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) creating Astroturf groups: 4) working in collaboration with media; and (5) getting appointed to positions on and influencing regulatory panels, as in the case of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create so-called "marine protected areas. Photo: "Oil Money Out, People Power In" protest in front of the Democratic Party of Californ...
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:20PM
image Expanding Kwanzaa in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" 480_18058116_1955731234645880_495847030954478871_n_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Kwanzaa, first fruits of the harvest, provides us a renewed focus and opportunity to expand Pan African Agriculture opportunity in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" showcasing Pan African Cuisine throughout the Greater Sacramento Region....
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:14PM
document ACLU Report Shows Police Reform Needed in Fresno reducing_officer-involved_shootings_in_fresno_ca.pdf_140_.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
Anti-bias and de-escalation training could help reduce officer involved shootings...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38PM
image New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.”  Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM