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imageChevron doubles last year's profits as consumers are gouged at the gas pumps
by Dan Bacher
The news of Chevron’s record profits and record oil and gas production in the U.S. comes as data from the Bureau of Land Management reveals that President Biden approved more oil and gas drilling permits in his first two years in office than former President Donald Trump....
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 10:27am PST
imageBig Oil spent over $34.2 million lobbying California officials in the 2021-22 session
by Dan Bacher
WSPA and Big Oil wield their power in 8 major ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) serving on and putting shills on regulatory panels; (4) creating Astroturf groups; (5) working in collaboration with media; (6) creating alliances with labor unions; (7) contributing to non profit organizations; and (8) sponsoring awards ceremonies, including those for legislators and journalists.    ...
Posted: Sun, Feb 5, 2023 10:01am PST
calendarRally & Press Conference Demands More Prison Closures Across California
by Californians United for a Responsible Budget
California State Capitol (West Steps) 1315 10th St Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Thu, Jan 12, 2023 9:00am PST
Posted: Tue, Jan 3, 2023 12:16pm PST
image2023 Emancipation Day Celebration - Remembering CA Pioneers of African Descent
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
January 1, 2023 GOD's Appreciation Dinner hosted by Stockton Black Leadership Council mirrors January 1, 1866 city-wide effort hosted by Reverend Jeremiah King featuring a grand parade through Downtown Stockton with speeches and festivities enjoyed by all. Soon come recognition of the contributions of early California Pioneers of African Descent....
Posted: Sun, Jan 1, 2023 2:13pm PST
imageUSDA Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers comes to the “Farm to Fork Capitol of America”
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
24th Annual, California State Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration, Room 126, Historic Hearing Room, official Federal Register Notice was received for the first in person USDA Advisory Committee Minority Farmers in many years and indeed it will be held West of the Rocky Mountains, Habari Gani...
Posted: Sat, Dec 31, 2022 12:31pm PST
imageOur “California Grown” Pan African Global Kwanzaa Holiday producing good fruit.
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Historic Alta California and Pacific Island US Territories Minority Farmers and Ranchers have new focus and opportunity, Kwanzaa everyday....
Posted: Thu, Dec 29, 2022 12:52pm PST
by kelly borkert
27 years of Saturday Food Not Bombs meal servings in Fresno, California....
Posted: Tue, Dec 20, 2022 6:53am PST
imageAfter spending $20 M, oil industry gathers enough signatures for initiative against setbacks law
by Dan Bacher
If the Secretary of State formally qualifies the oil industry’s petition, the issue of neighborhood drilling in California will go before voters on the 2024 ballot....
Posted: Sat, Dec 17, 2022 8:13am PST
imageZero Delta Smelt found in CDFW fall survey from Sept. to Nov. as Delta Tunnel goes forward
by Dan Bacher
No Delta Smelt, once the most abundant fish on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, were collected in the CDFW's Fall Midwater Trawl survey from September through November....
Posted: Sat, Dec 17, 2022 7:57am PST
imageHundreds of UC UAW Strikers March & Rally In Sacramento At Capitol
by Labor Video Project
Hundreds of striking UC UAW education workers marched and rallied in Sacramento against the union busting and refusal of the administration to meet their demands for living wages, a COLA and. housing....
Posted: Mon, Dec 5, 2022 11:20pm PST
imageOil and gas industry has spent over $30 million in 2021-22 session lobbying CA legislators
by Dan Bacher
The oil and gas industry has spent an astounding $30 million to date in the 2021-22 Legislative Session against SB 1137, legislation to mandate buffer zones around oil and gas wells, and other bills they opposed....
Posted: Mon, Dec 5, 2022 10:39am PST
imageEdge of extinction: Zero Delta smelt caught in CDFW trawl survey for the fifth October in a row
by Dan Bacher
The last time Delta smelt were found in the CDFW’s fall midwater trawl survey in was in October 2017. Only 2 of the endangered fish were caught by state biologists at the time. ...
Posted: Fri, Nov 18, 2022 2:03pm PST
imageFresno Protest Against the Threat of Nuclear War
by Peter Maiden
On Friday, October 14, Fresno pacifists joined protesters in cities across the country calling for an end to the threat of nuclear war....
Posted: Sat, Oct 15, 2022 11:56pm PDT
calendar#OurVotingRights: PPC National Day of Action March & Rally in Sacramento
by CA Poor People's Campaign
Meet at Crocker Park, Third & N Street, Sacramento 95814, then we'll march to the CA State Capitol Building to rally...
Event Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2022 11:00am PDT
Posted: Tue, Oct 11, 2022 6:10pm PDT
documentPesticide residues on produce highest ever
by Mark Weller
Pesticide residues were found on more than 65% of produce in California, according to the latest annual report issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) last week. That figure is the highest ever recorded by the current California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program that began in 2012. Illegal levels of pesticides on produce in California also rose -- to a rate of more than 1 in 20 pieces sampled. The rate of illegal samples, 5.2% of the 2,892 fruit and vegetables in ...
Posted: Wed, Oct 5, 2022 12:06pm PDT
imageAnti-Fascists Fight Back at "Straight Pride" Rally
by In Modesto
Saturday August 27 was Straight Pride’s 4th annual appearance in the Central Valley town of Modesto, California. This far right group is on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate list....
Posted: Fri, Sep 2, 2022 11:04pm PDT
imageCA Tribes and Delta E.J. groups ask State Water Board to reconsider Delta Plan
by Dan Bacher
“The State Water Board has made a public commitment to addressing the State sponsored racial inequity baked into the water rights system,” said Rica Garcia, an attorney with the Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford Law School. “It now needs to act in alignment with that commitment by addressing the issues raised in the Petition.” ...
Posted: Thu, Aug 25, 2022 2:16pm PDT
textCA advocates call on lawmakers to 'beat the heat' with action to address climate change by Ramon du Houx
Environmental advocates called on California to take strong action to beat the heat by addressing climate change. Community members, advocates, and EOPA CA-an organization with 440 CA elected officials - want to ensure California is a national climate leader. Attendees showed support for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal for climate action calling for state lawmakers to accelerate green-house gas reduction, the state’s advance toward 100 percent clean energy, institute public health setbacks for ...
Posted: Tue, Aug 23, 2022 7:25pm PDT
imageChallenging Colonialism s01e05: Nichelle Garcia on Run4Salmon
by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
Nichelle Garcia (Winnemem Wintu) talks about the Run 4 Salmon, the 2022 run, its goals and its history. She also discussed inter-tribal solidarity in water and salmon protection, as well as the curriculum and mini-lessons she's contributed to and taught in schools to raise awareness of what's at stake....
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2022 10:33am PDT
calendarDrown Out Their Hate! Counter-Protest "Straight Pride"
by No H8 in the Valley
Planned Parenthood, 1431 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA...
Event Date: Sat, Aug 27, 2022 11:00am PDT
Posted: Thu, Aug 11, 2022 12:02pm PDT
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