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image90,000 Comments Submitted Opposing Plan for New Drilling and Fracking on Public Lands
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by Los Padres ForestWatch
Monday, June 10 marked the end of the second and final public comment period on the Trump administration’s plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate across the central coast region to new oil drilling and fracking. The 45 day period, which opened with the release of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, a study of the impacts that fracking would have on in the lease plan area, was the shortest allowed by the Nat...
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55PM
imageIn Palo Alto: Masks, Black Clothing, White Flowers in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters
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by R. Robertson
Hundreds of local supporters of Hong Kong's recent protests against an extradition law wore black in solidarity at a rally held in Palo Alto. Many wore masks. In addition, rally organizers asked people to bring white flowers to commemorate the death of a man consider to be a martyr in the cause, a 35 year old who committed suicide at the site of a Hong Kong protest....
Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:22AM
imageSign Our Petition to Stop Oil Drilling on Mt. Diablo and Everywhere
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by Sunflower Alliance
The federal Bureau of Land Management’s recently released “Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development” would open up public lands to oil and gas development in eleven California counties—Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Stanislaus. Approximately 725,000 acres on the Central Coast and in the Bay Area would be made available for new l...
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:00AM
textFisheries Meeting Aims to Ensure Enough West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
Lawsuit Prompts Consultation to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:12PM
imageAbortion Bans Spur Prompt Dissent in Palo Alto
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by Text: Raging Grannies Photos: Teri Vershel
On May 21, demonstrators rushed to a rapid response action for women's right to abortion at a traditional spot for protest near Stanford University and Palo Alto High School. Despite decades of free speech rallies at the location, a nearby business owner chose the occasion to object to protesters placing placards in a way that touched their property wall. The Raging Grannies respond. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:22PM
imageTrump Finalizes Plan to Open 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking
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by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., May 9, 2019 — The Trump administration today finalized a plan to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan is an increase of nearly 327,000 acres from the draft proposal prepared under the Obama administration....
Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 10:51AM
imageAnti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus
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by DxE
Activists call on the retailer to drop fur, support the California fur ban...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 3:04PM
imageEarth Day Action to Save Redwoods on the Chopping Block
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by Forest Defense
On Earth Day, April 22, a rally under redwoods by forest defenders featured a giant sign announcing an important appeal to Menlo Park City Council to be held on May 7. Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:30PM
imageLawsuit Forces Federal Protection for Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, April 12, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity has won a victory in the legal battle to force the Trump administration to protect the West Coast habitat of the last remaining Southern Resident killer whales....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17PM
imageDemonstration in Palo Alto Raises Public Awareness About Mueller Report
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by Text: RR Photos: Teri Vershel
On April 4, a coalition of organizations activated a nationwide protest in response to Attorney General William Barr’s failure to meet a deadline set by House Democrats to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report to Congress. Amongst many participating locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto was one. Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:40PM
imagePalo Alto: Nobody Is Above the Law Demo
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by Text: RR Photos: Jack Owicki, ProBono Photo
Protesters paraded in Palo Alto with placards ranging from the erudite to the irreverent on April 4 to say Trump is not above the law. They demanded the Mueller report be released in full with no redactions. Photos by Jack Owicki ProBono Photo, except where noted. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2019 6:11AM
imageLawsuit Aims to Protect West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Southern Resident Population Drops to 75 as Trump Administration Ignores Fisheries' Impact...
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:43PM
imageLawsuit Seeks Records on Trump's California Oil, Gas Leasing Plans
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Bureau of Land Management today over its refusal to provide public records of its plans to clear the way for new oil drilling and fracking along California’s Central Coast and in the Bay Area. The BLM has yet to publicly release the final resource-management plans, but the federal lands and mineral estate earmarked for leasing are in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joa...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16PM
calendarTree Defenders! Appeal City Approval of Permit to Remove 7 Heritage Redwoods in Menlo Park by Environment & Forest Defense
Menlo Park City Council Chambers 701 Laurel St. Menlo Park CA 94025...
Event Date: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:04PM
imageTo Safeguard Redwood Trees, Protesters Demonstrate in Their Shade
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by Environment & Forest Defense
To publicize an important Environmental Quality Commission meeting in Menlo Park, community members took to the street, the historic El Camino Real. They held signs and passed out fliers, saying a large presence at the upcoming meeting is critical to save the trees....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35AM
imageRedwood Defenders on the Move in Menlo Park
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by Save Our Seven Trees/Photos: Jack Owicki
Tree defenders gathered near the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood in Menlo Park on March 23 to protest the impending removal of seven heritage redwood trees in front of an office building--on city property. They passed out flyers to let passing residents know what they can do to help save the trees. Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58AM
imagePumpin' Up the Protest in front of Wells Fargo Branch in San Mateo
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by Text: R.R. Photos: Chris Cassell
Ultimate destination: Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco! But on day one of a 3-day action, demonstrators first targeted the bank's branch in San Mateo. The location on W. Hillsdale Blvd. was the third of 12 stagecoach stops on the 34 mile trek. Photos by Chris Cassell, Probono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:21PM
imageMarch for Fossil Fuel Freedom Starts Near Stanford
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by Text: R.R. Photos: Chris Cassell
In the fight for a transition to cleaner, safer lives, activists marched to demand that Wells Fargo stop funding the fossil fuel infrastructure. 350 Silicon Valley spearheaded the march from Palo Alto to San Francisco starting on March 16. Native American leaders guided the procession with energy along the historic El Camino Real. Photos by Chris Cassell, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:01AM
imagePhotos: Rally to Demand Recall of San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe
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by Friend of Chinedu Okobi
See the website for the group Justice4Chinedu or find us on Facebook. More actions are planned!...
Posted: Mon Mar 4, 2019 9:46PM
imageProtesters Demonstrate Against San Mateo Co. DA Decision to Not Prosecute for Taser Death
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by Seeking Justice for Chinedu
Protesters gathered March 1 in a rapid-response rally reacting to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe’s announcement that no sheriff’s deputies will be charged in the murder by taser of Chinedu Okobi....
Posted: Sun Mar 3, 2019 12:24AM