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text Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
text Evidence Found of New Wolf in California's Siskiyou County - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Evidence of a wolf in Siskiyou County was reported on August 3 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following up on citizen sightings of a lone, dark-colored canid, agency staff obtained photographic images from a trail camera and spotted fresh tracks, indications that California is now home to its second wolf in nearly a century. The wolf, which may be roaming in Siskiyou County, is not wearing a radio-collar, so its movements will be detectable only by trail c...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:42AM
image Revisited former Drakes Bay Oyster Company location 120_2015-07-27.jpg original image ( 1600x900) - by D. Boyer
I visited the former Drakes Bay Oyster Company location to get an update.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:27AM
audio 0.1% Power Elite 'owl worshippers' meeting now in secret at California's Bohemian Grove (audio/mpeg 51.8MB) - by Tony Gosling, Martin Summers
Interview with Sociology Professor Peter Phillips from Sonoma County University, California, USA – founder of Project Censored & author of dissertation: A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club (1994) – he discusses Bohemian Grove where rich and influential men, including politicians, meet once a year to have fun and network
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:13AM
audio The Dark History of the California Bear Flag: An Interview with Alex Abella (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by Dump the California Bear Flag
Alex Abella is a journalist and author. His article for the Los Angeles Times called California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag, tells the history of California’s Bear Flag and its origins in a racist revolt.
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:15PM
text Fairfax Resident Files Lawsuit over Police Harassment, Cover-up of Misconduct - by Jeff Miller
A Fairfax resident filed a civil rights lawsuit last week against the Town of Fairfax for a July 2014 incident in which two Fairfax police officers wrongly and forcefully detained him for alleged mail theft and subjected him to insults and threats, simply for taking his mail out of his own mailbox. Although the Fairfax police chief initially promised to discipline the officers for inappropriate behavior, the police department subsequently conspired to cover up the officers’ misconduct, dism...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54PM
image Death Row Prisoners Challenge Torturous Conditions in San Quentin's "Adjustment Center" 120_san-quentin-adjustment-center-by-national-geographic.jpg original image ( 610x389) - by Siegel & Yee
Prisoners Indefinitely Housed in Adjustment Center Allege Violations of Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:41PM
text Fracking Bohemians—more evidence - by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:58PM
document CSU Teaching Staff in a "Race To The Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith" race_to_the_bottom_-_losing_ground_and_losing_faith_.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by California Faculty Association
Both the quantitative and the qualitative data reveal a significant economic precariousness in the lives of many CSU faculty. From these responses (and from the salary data provided in our first paper), it is undeniable that significant numbers of faculty teaching in the CSU today are among California’s “working poor.” Many others are financially hanging on by a thread through a variety of means...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:40AM
image New Data Shows West Coast Whale Entanglements Now at Record High Levels 120_entangled_whales_map_curt_bradley_center_for_biological_diversity_fpwc.jpg original image ( 1700x2200) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— New data reveals that a record number of whales were entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Pacific coast last year, and they are being reported at an even faster rate this year, prompting conservation groups today to urge California fishery managers to institute reforms to better protect marine mammals from injury, suffering and death.
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:01AM
image Activists protest Sprouts Grand Opening 120_dsc_4096.jpg original image ( 4155x2731) - by Kelly Johnson
Gill Tract, Occupy the Farm Activists protest the San Rafael Sprout's Grand opening.
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:55PM
image Week of Success! Fight for Fifteen, Boycott Sprouts, and EIR Lawsuit! 120_gilltract-permacultureactionday-2015.jpg original image ( 720x932) - by Occupy the Farm
Thank you for all of your support over the past month. From our first Boycott Sprouts action at Walnut Creek at the beginning of March, to the third (and fourth!) ones on April 15, this month has been packed to the gills with success stories and community mobilizations of support. There are still more big days coming up right around the corner — thank you for sticking with us for this ride!
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:52PM
text 250 Native Elk Die Inside Fenced-in Area at Point Reyes National Seashore - by Center for Biological Diversity
POINT REYES, Calif.— The National Park Service has acknowledged that that more than 250 tule elk died inside the fenced Pierce Point Elk Preserve at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore from 2012 to 2014, likely due to lack of access to year-round water. While nearly half the elk inside the fenced area died, free-roaming Point Reyes elk herds with access to water increased by nearly a third during the same period.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:04AM
image Zeke Grader, Legendary Fish Advocate, Honored at Sausalito Gathering 120_zeke_and_jared.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Zeke Grader has served as a relentless defender of fishing families and fishery restoration not only in California but across the world for over three decades. He developed a close working relationship with Indian Tribes and recreational anglers, as well as with environmentalists and human rights activists. I wish the best to Zeke and his family in his retirement! Photo: Representative Jared Huffman and Zeke Grader display the Congressional Proclamation honoring Zeke for over three decades...
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:55PM
image Ocean Salmon Season Will Open April 4 120_bodega_bay_scenery.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
While the Sacramento River fall run Chinook returns were relatively abundant, it is crucial to understand the heavy impact that the mismanagement of Central Valley reservoirs and rivers and the Delta pumps by the state and federal governments will have on the 2016 to 2017 seasons.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:00AM
image Sprouts Management Intimidates Protests of Their Brand 120_11077781_706030359513008_1791339557131901333_o.jpg original image ( 2048x1360) - by Boycott Sprouts
The management of the chain supermarket retailer Sprouts “Farmers Market” is intimidating and repressing protestors who are speaking out about their greenwashed brand, which is set to pave historic Gill Tract farmland in the East Bay.
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:22PM
text Sutter Santa Rosa Nurses Vote to Approve Possible Strike - by via California Nurses Association
With a large turnout Thursday, registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital voted by 98 percent to authorize their nurse negotiators to call a strike, if needed, to protest the hospital’s refusal to act on their concerns for improved patient care staffing and management demands for significant cuts in health coverage for the nurses and their families.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:20PM
text Scientists Sign On to Support the Phase Out of the California Drift Gillnet Fishery - by Joanna Nasar
Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and 230 scientists signed on to a letter opposing the deadly California drift gillnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world. The letter specifically requests that immediate action be taken to phase out the fishery and protect the ecological integrity of California’s coastal waters.
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58PM
image Where to protest foie gras in the Bay Area 120_foiegras-protest-losangeles-jan2015.jpg original image ( 1688x778) - by foa
The fuckers listed below had extremely cruel and inhumane foie gras on their menus within days of a rotten federal judge overturning California law banning the forced-fed duck and goose meat. At least one of the restaurants never stopped serving foie gras, even with the ban in place.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:08PM
image Court of Appeal Rejects Napa Restaurant’s Attempts to Flout Foie Gras Ban 120_foie-gras.jpg original image ( 240x240) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 5, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected the Napa restaurant La Toque’s attempt to circumvent the state’s ban on selling foie gras. La Toque had argued that a lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund should be dismissed because the restaurant was merely “giving away” the so-called delicacy. In its opinion issued today, the Court of Appeal roundly rejected that claim, holding that ALDF is likely to succeed in its claim...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:28AM

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