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image California Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles 480_humpback_whale_entanglements_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Thursday’s opening of California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is clouded by the outbreak of a powerful neurotoxin and continuing concerns about the fishery entangling endangered whales and sea turtles. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Nov. 15 season opener will not include areas north of Bodega Head because of high levels of domoic acid found in crabs there....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18PM
image Rapid Response to Firing of Sessions 480_850_0679_1.jpg by Leon Kunstenaar
Rapid response in San Rafael (Marin) to Trump attacking Mueller....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:36PM
image Four Activists Arraigned on Seven Felony Charges Each After Mass Arrest at Chicken Farm 480_dxe-arraignment-petaluma_1.jpg by Direct Action Everywhere
Activists allege criminal animal cruelty, law enforcement cover-up....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 10:38PM
text Bay Area & Statewide Green Party Election Recommendations by AC Greens
Below are recommendations from county Green Party groups in Alameda, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The Alameda and San Francisco groups have also written articles about their endorsements (see the links provided below)....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:09AM
image 58 Arrested on Felony Charges as Activists Occupy "Free Range" Amazon Chicken Supplier 480_dxe_petaluma_20190929_7a3z284a_1.jpeg by DxE
Bond set at $20,000 each, over $1.3 million total...
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:39PM
image Activists Occupy "Free Range" Amazon Chicken Supplier, Remove Dozens of Dead or Dying Animals 480_dxe-petaluma_20180929_hme9sgik_1.jpeg by DxE
Activists with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) are currently executing a vigil and sit-in inside an industrial shed at a Petaluma, California factory farm which supplies chicken to Amazon Fresh. UPDATE 4:09pm: 50+ have been arrested....
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:25PM
text California’s Rep. Huffman Joins Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Evict Elk From Point Reyes by Center for Biological Diversity
Legislation Enshrines Private Cattle Ranching in National Seashore...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:25AM
image Large turnout for San Quentin action in support of National Prison Strike 480_sanquentin-prisonstrike-crowd_1.jpg by Jon Britton, Liberation News
A diverse crowd of around 500 mostly young activists turned out for a rally Aug. 25 at San Quentin Prison in Marin County, California....
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:21PM
image 140+ Activists Confront Riot Police at Petaluma Whole Foods Factory Egg Farm 480_dxe-petaluma_20180730a_1.jpg by DxE
Activists Cite Photos, Video, and Dead Chicken as Evidence of Ongoing Illegal Treatment...
Posted: Fri Aug 3, 2018 8:35PM
image In Santa Rosa, thousands demand an end to Trump's Zero-Tolerance Policy 480_srrdon_tcagekids_1.jpg by photos: Bill Clark
Several thousand people gathered at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa on June 30th. They called for the reunification of immigrant families separated at the southern U.S. border and demanded an end to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Photos by Bill Clark, free to not-for-profit organizations. Please credit the photographer....
Posted: Fri Jul 6, 2018 6:09AM
calendar Andy's Unity Park Dedication Community Celebration JCAL Reunion 480_andys_unity_park_andy_lopez_santa_rosa_1.jpg by Justicia Para Andy Lopez
Andy’s Unity Park 3399 Moorland Ave, Santa Rosa...
Event Date: Sat Jun 2, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 2, 2018 12:10AM
image 39 Arrested as Hundreds of Animal Rights Activists Occupy California Factory Farm 480_arrestedprotesterschicken_1.jpg by Direct Action Everywhere
They Claim Cruelty Laws are Unenforced at Amazon, Whole Foods Egg Supplier...
Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:25PM
image Hundreds Rally, Dozens Arrested in Effort to Save Chickens from Horrific Cruelty 480_dxe_petaluma-eggfarm_1.jpeg by Common Dreams (Jon Queally)
A crowd organized by Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights network, protested the conditions and welfare of the chickens at Sunrise Farms on May 29 in Petaluma....
Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:44AM
text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
calendar Bay Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Action, Alameda Labor Council Resolution in Support by Global Women's Strike Omni Collective
East, North and South Bay/San Francisco autonomous actions requested through June 23....
Event Date: Mon May 14, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:24PM
image How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? 480_fortressbayareashield1fixedtransparent.jpg by Fortress Bay Area
How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? #FortressBayArea Counties, Ranked....
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:22PM
document Public Banking in Santa Rosa / Sonoma County soc_336-_public_banking_project.pdf_140_.jpg by Students of Sonoma State Investigative Sociol
The results of our study reveal that the monopolization of the private banking system exploits citizens, small business, and communities, and stifles communal growth via loan programs designed to earn maximum profits for investors in Wall Street regardless of the negative impact at the local level....
Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:01PM
text Economic Benefits of a Living Wage in the City of Santa Rosa by Sonoma State Investigative Research Group
Amy Badger, Elizabeth Munoz- Martin, Demi Gray, Austin Barcus, Blaze Carter, Brooke Santander, Crystal Mendoza, Sara Gong, Jeffrey Robinson...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 1:59PM
document Economic Impacts of Cannabis Legalization in Sonoma County final_paper__soci_336___2_.pdf_140_.jpg by Mariah Ramirez, Fiona Duffy, Megan Lee, Et al.
This research project examines the economic benefits of cannabis legalization for Sonoma County. Research was done by Sonoma State Sociology undergraduate students....
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 4:07PM
text HUD’s attack on the poor in the Bay Area must be rejected by Congress by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple the rents on some tenants, and raise from 30% to 35%, the share of a household’s income that it must pay in rent. Additionally, Secretary Carson wants to add more work requirements on those receiving assistance in HUD’s housing programs!...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 2:55PM