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California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site
California Indians Demand Cruelty to Ancestors Be Disclosed as California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Map showing El Camino Real....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25AM
Afghanistan: Still Occupied by US Troops on "Independence Day"
Afghans’ views are divided with regards to their thoughts and feelings towards Independence Day. Some feel that Afghanistan is not an independent state since it’s still under occupation; foreign troops are present in the country. Today some Bay Area residents of Afghan descent said that the tradition of displaying the flag on Independence Day represents cultural pride, political feelings aside....
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:13PM
Do NOT Vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County Supervisor!
Do NOT vote for David Canepa for San Mateo County supervisor!...
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:46AM
Renter protections are on the ballot for 6 cities in November
No matter how hard the landlords and the California Apartment Association are trying to stop the renters movement, tenant advocates across the Bay Area are urging renters to vote on strong renter protections during the upcoming November elections in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View. The activists are urging people to vote against any weak proposals placed on the ballot by the City Council in Alameda, and Mountain View!...
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:54PM
BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging.
In April, the BART Board passed a law making it illegal to occupy two seats during rush hour on a BART train. The law was not to take effect until the BART police presented their implementation strategy. At the most recent BART Board meeting the BART police presented how they intend to enforce the new law....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42PM
Community Keeps Memory of Yanira Serrano Alive
On June 4, the family of Yanira Serrano was joined in the city of Half Moon Bay by a large community of friends and supporters to commemorate the two year mark since the 18-year-old was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu. Also in attendance were the loved ones of two other victims killed by police in the Bay Area, Errol Chang and Antonio Guzman Lopez....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 3:36PM
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serrano
Meeting in front of the mural located at "Our Lady of The Pillar Church" @ 2:00 pm for a ceremony and blessings. Then marching to Mac Dutra Plaza located at the corner of Main Street and Kelly Ave. Our Lady of the Pillar 400 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA Mac Dutra Park Corner of Kelly and Main Streets, Half Moon Bay, CA...
Event Date: Sat Jun 4, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 4:06PM
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 S...
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