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International Workers Day is a Call for Immigrant Rights/Better Housing Policies
May 1st, May Day, is traditionally celebrated as International Workers Day. In Mountain View, workers, their families and allies chose this day to call attention to the need for just and humane immigration reform and housing policies that do not disrupt family stability.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 2:24AM
Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame
Protests against Donald Trump are heating up in California as the June 7 presidential primary approaches. On April 29, it was the Bay Area's turn.
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:35AM
Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plan proposes to postpone regional scientific reviews of the effectiveness of “marine protected areas” from once every five years, as originally promised, to once every 10 years.
Posted: Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:34PM
San Mateo may enact just cause eviction protections & emergency rent control
It is crucial for renters to appear early at the Monday, April 4th - 7:00pm meeting at the San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo, so the Council Members can hear directly why this proposal is so important for the communities of San Mateo!
Posted: Fri Apr 1, 2016 7:30PM
Whole Foods Gets Educated on Driscoll's Berry Boycott
The Raging Grannies formed a Boycott Driscoll's Berries Committee after extensive study of the issue and much discussion with the national Driscoll’s Boycott coordinators. While we demonstrated in front of Whole Foods in Palo Alto to raise consumer awareness, we found ourselves educating management when they came out to talk to us; they called the issue a "complex Mexico problem." However, the union that is demanding recognition from Driscoll's berries is in Washington state. (A union in...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:15PM
Demo at Whole Foods: Boycott Driscoll's Berries!
On sidewalk in front of Whole Foods 774 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Event Date: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:39AM
Protest Big Pharma - Free Harvoni for Hep C Prisoners! Free Mumia Now!
Gilead Sciences’ HQ 333 Lakeside Drive Foster City, California
Event Date: Fri Apr 1, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:51AM
Committee for Green Foothills: Introducing Our First-Ever Annual Report
You may be surprised to hear that we’ve never created an annual report (I was when I realized it). But like most things, it’s better late than never, right?
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:06PM
Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements
OAKLAND, Calif., March 21, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed plan for monitoring humpback whales ignores one of the fastest-growing threats to this iconic species: entanglement in fishing gear. Along the West Coast, a record 31 humpbacks were caught in fishing gear in 2015, according to new federal data.
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:44PM
IBT UAL SFO Solidarity Picket/Rally Joined By Jesse Jackson
Teamster UAL mechanics, CWA AFA flight attendants and pilots joined in a solidarity picket line rally at SFO as part of a national day of action for a contract. UAL management are demanding give-backs and more concessions. They were joined at a rally with Jessie Jackson.
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:55PM
No Contract No Peace IBT UAL SFO Mechanics Clock Out & Picket At UAL Maintenance Base
Hundreds of IBT UAL mechanics and CWA AFA flight attendants as well as unionists from other unions joined a mass protest at the UAL SFO maintenance base to protest the concession demands of the UAL management.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:37PM
California's Santa Cruz Cypress Recovering, Reclassified as 'Threatened'
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., February 18, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today reclassification of the Santa Cruz cypress from “endangered” to “threatened” status under the Endangered Species Act (see PDF). The tree was protected in 1987 due to threats to its habitat, but now the habitat for all five populations is secure.
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:42PM
In Palo Alto, Members of the Viagra Review Board Reconvene
Under a newly introduced bill in the state of South Carolina, men seeking Viagra or any other drug intended to treat erectile dysfunction would have to cool their heels for a 24-hour waiting period and pass psychiatric testing. In Palo Alto, California, members of the Viagra Review Board praised the bill.
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:43AM
Tense Meeting on Minimum Wage in Mountain View Ends in Victory
A tense meeting in Mountain View city council chambers ended in victory for workers yesterday. The decision to raise the minimum wage came after contentious appeals from restaurant owners who wanted exceptions that would allow them to pay less than minimum wage to those earning tips and to teenagers.
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:19PM
California Moves to Keep Whales Out of Crab Gear
OAKLAND, Calif.— A state-convened working group is recommending a series of important initial steps toward reducing whale entanglements in crab gear in California, including more monitoring and retrieval of lost fishing gear. The Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group was convened in September after the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups found that whale entanglements in 2014 and 2015 had reached historic highs.
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:42PM
Raging Grannies Question Facebook's "Sustainability Guru" at Climate Rally
The Raging Grannies questioned the role of hi tech in the climate movement at a rally held next door to Google headquarters this week. They spoke with Bill Weihl who said he is Sustainability Guru for Facebook. His previous title was Green Energy Czar when he held a similar position at Google. The Grannies stated they find both titles pretentious. Weihl said they are "fun".
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:39AM
Students, Unions Cite Hi Tech for Increase in Inequality at Climate Rally
On October 14th, high school students and union members said the hi tech industry is fueling the climate crisis and economic injustice. They were at the People's Climate Movement rally in Mountain View. Top photo: Kian Martin of San Jose's Lincoln High School. Kian said that, "As a queer second generation Iranian-American youth, I feel it is my duty to fight for climate justice".
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:57PM
Registrar of voters allegedly certified petition blocking Richmond’s renter protections
Now the CAA and it’s 13,000 members are targeting numerous council members and are meddling in the affairs of 4 other Northern California cities, in an effort to block renter protections from taking effect. Those cities include San Jose, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and San Mateo. Additionally, renters in Healdsburg have also been pushing for renter protections in their city!
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Leatherback Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California, Hawaiian Longline Fisheries & Gear Entanglements
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49PM
Raging Grannies to McDonald's: Stop Pesticide Drift Pt. II (video/mp4 96.5MB)
On a national day of action, in solidarity with rural residents of northern Minnesota affected by pesticide drift from potato farms, the Raging Grannies sang in front of the Palo Alto, California McDonald's.
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:23PM