Central Valley
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imageCorruption in the Fresno Police Department Runs Deep
by Mike Rhodes
This article reveals the dark underbelly of corruption in Fresno, with a focus on the Police Department. Photo below: Jerry Dyer on the left, holding noose. Now he wants to be the mayor of Fresno....
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:11PM
imageFresno Police Department Officers Assault Homeless Man
by Mike Rhodes
Fresno Police officers beat this homeless man, arrested him for resisting arrest and booked him into the Fresno County Jail....
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:47PM
imageFood and Agriculture Workshops featured at the 2020 Black Expo, Sacramento State
by Michael Harris
California State University, Sacramento continues to provide innovative leadership toward expanding essential educational conversations and business opportunity. Our California Black Agriculture Working Group remains steadfast in helping provide tangible ideas and solutions....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:46PM
imageRally at State of the State calls on Newsom to phase out oil production
by Dan Bacher
“Today’s State of the State address is an opportunity to make clear that the Newsom Administration will not wrap itself around fossil fuel polluting billionaires — representing an industry that profits from human suffering and ecological destruction,” said Matt Nelson, Executive Director of the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group, Photo of rally at State Capitol on February 19 by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:43PM
imageUC Santa Cruz Shut Down & UC Dining Halls and Offices Occupied
by It's Going Down
In what is being referred to as “Doomsday,” UC President Janet Napolitano has given striking student workers at the University of California in Santa Cruz until midnight on February 21st to turn in withheld grades....
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:28PM
imageAttorney General Becerrra and Governor Newsom file lawsuit against Trump water plan
by Dan Bacher
“As we face the unprecedented threat of a climate emergency, now is the time to strengthen our planet’s biodiversity, not destroy it,” said Attorney General Becerra. “California won’t silently spectate as the Trump Administration adopts scientifically-challenged biological opinions that push species to extinction and harm our natural resources and waterways....
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:36AM
imageGovernor Newsom, AG Becerra say they will sue over Trump water plan
by Dan Bacher
Recreational and commercial salmon fishermen responded positively to Newsom’s announcement of a lawsuit against the Trump administration, but John McManus, President of the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA), cautioned that “a measure of Governor Newsom’s sincerity will be if he orders his Department of Water Resources to pull their Trump-like water pumping plan back and rework so it’s protective of the environment."...
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:03AM
imageA Report on the First Week of the Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike
by It's Going Down
When Santa Cruz student-workers extended their grade strike to a full-scale work stoppage on February 10th, others of us across campuses began developing ways to support it....
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:31PM
imageGovernor Newsom's 2019 Oil Permits Rival Brown's 2018 Numbers
by Dan Bacher
It is no surprise that the 4,545 oil and gas well permits were issued in a year where oil industry organizations again dominated lobbying spending in California. Photo: Nalleli Cobo, who fought to shut down an oil well near her house and just two blocks from her school, speaks at a press conference at the State Capitol in 2018. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:48AM
imageTrump will visit San Joaquin Valley to sign salmon-killing water plan
by Dan Bacher
“While Trump is in California talking about plans to destroy our rivers and salmon runs, Gavin Newsom’s Resource Secretary Wade Crowfoot will be in Sacramento discussing water issues and cutting ‘green tape," said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon. “Gavin Newsom has only not come through on his promise to fight Trump on water, he is actively negotiating with him, and has started prioritizing new dams and diversions above restoration.”...
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:54PM
imageMajor Renovation Project at Negro Bar
by California State Parks
170 years ago the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar was established along Historic Rancho Rio De Los Americano, owned by the "African Founding Father of California" Don Guillermo Leidesdorff or William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr....
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:18AM
imageWestern States Petroleum Association Tops CA Lobbying Expenses with $8.8 Million in 2019
by Dan Bacher
The Western States Petroleum Association and Chevron together spent a total of $14.7 million on lobbying in California in 2019....
Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2020 10:40AM
imageBill to develop health and safety setbacks around oil and gas wells passes CA Assembly
by Dan Bacher
If the bill makes it through the Legislature and is signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, it would finally put health and safety setbacks in place around oil and gas wells for the first time in California history....
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:25PM
image20th Anniversary of Rosa Parks Day
by Michael Harris
20 years later the struggle continues in the City of Sacramento to honor the "Patron Saint" of the Women's Political Council who later became the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." Thankfully, Attorney Fred Gray, Esq. is still on the case and preparing to join us MLK 50 Anniversary - Sacramento Public Library....
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:42AM
documentLawsuit Challenges Trump Plan to Frack, Drill 1 Million Acres of California Public Lands, Minerals
by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, January 14, 2020 — Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today challenging the last step in the administration’s plan to allow oil drilling and fracking on more than 1 million acres of public lands and minerals in Central California....
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:20PM
imageNewsom Administration Officially Begins Delta Tunnel Planning with 'Notice of Preparation'
by Dan Bacher
“Newsom's water portfolio was announced only a week ago and already he is racing to build the one tunnel project,” said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon.  “His stated commitment to building the proposed Sites Reservoir and water diversions, and a new massive tunnel are a slap in the face to the North state and salmon dependent people.”...
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:47PM
imageFresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
by Peter Maiden
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran....
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:42AM
imageThirty-Seven Groups Urge Newsom to Halt New Fossil Fuel Drilling, Close Aliso Canyon
by Dan Bacher
“The combined effects of wildfires, mudslides, power shut-offs and droughts leave no doubt that California is in a climate emergency,” said Food & Water Action State Director Alexandra Nagy in a statement. “The time for half-measures is long gone. Governor Newsom still has the opportunity to take courageous action before it’s too late. This means banning fracking, shutting down Aliso Canyon and moving the state rapidly off fossil fuels and onto clean, renewable energy.” ...
Posted: Thu Jan 9, 2020 11:49AM
imageRemove Corrupt Christine Baker From CA Fraud Assessment Comm. & Prosecute Say Speakers
by Labor Video Project
Christine Baker who committed fraud as head of the California Department of Industrial Relations and was forced to resign as a result of a State Audit and State Personnel Board report but was appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission FAC. Governor Gavin Newsom allowed her to take her seat and State Attorney General Xavier Becerra refuses to investigate and prosecute her and her daughter. Speakers attended the 1/8/20 meeting of the FAC to demand her removal and prosecution...
Posted: Wed Jan 8, 2020 10:24PM
imageZero Delta Smelt Found in CDFW Fall Midwater Trawl Survey Two Years in a Row
by Dan Bacher
“Given the wet year we experienced in 2019, the numbers of Delta smelt, longfin smelt and splittail should have rebounded substantially, but instead it was another disastrous year for all three species,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director/Chairman of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA).. “Also given the wet year, striped bass, American shad and threadfin shad should have rebounded more than they did. Clearly, the state and federal Delta pumping operations are sending De...
Posted: Thu Jan 2, 2020 9:58PM