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image Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz 480_rita_leroy_monarchs_release_santa_cruz_photo_by_walter_rockholt_1.jpg by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. Photo: Rita LeRoy releases newly eclosed monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 6:23PM
image San Francisco Bay Is Freshwater-Starved 480_freshwater_starved_estuary_cover_1.jpg by The Bay Institute
How Reducing Flows Harms The Ecosystems Of San Francisco Bay And Coastal Waters...
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:19PM
text Women Safety on SSU Campus by Chrissy Pierce
Why is our money not going to beneficial safety precautions?...
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:21PM
text Ban of GMO's in Sonoma County by Lindsey Williamson
This article describes Sonoma County's recent approval of Measure M, banning genetically modified crops from being grown in the County....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:01PM
text Concerns About Women's Safety on the Sonoma State University Campus by Brianna Hernandez
Five Sonoma State Students recently conducted research about the concerns and safety of women on the Sonoma State University campus. A total of 300 women were anonymously surveyed. The purpose of the survey was to find how safe these women truly feel and what can be done to improve the safety of these students. Although researches found that most women feel generally safe, results show that most of the women have experienced some sort unease on the SSU campus....
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:10PM
text Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick by joanna
Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....
Posted: Fri Dec 9, 2016 2:51PM
text Frivolous Spending at Sonoma State University by Natalee Lewis
CSU is proposing a tuition increase, while schools seem to have more than enough money to spare. This is evident when visiting campuses. Sonoma State has recently built a million dollar music hall and is working on a new wine spectator building. So why does the CSU need to raise tuition?...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 3:31PM
text The Rising Housing Prices In Sonoma County by Caroline Griffin
In this piece I am discussing the difficulties and challenges Sonoma County residents face with the increasing housing prices. I am analyzing a Press Democrat article that looks at the negative effects of this housing crisis....
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 2:14PM
text Keep the Santa Rosa Media Center Open by Robyn Kasper
The city of Santa Rosa is trying to shut down the community media center...
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:50PM
text Student Debt after College by Miranda Garihan
New college graduates fear for their future. Big banks, corporations, and the government are at blame for the student loan crisis. Student loan debt is delaying life decisions such as buying a home, getting married, and having children....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:13PM
text As Commercial Crab Season Opens, Fishermen Urged to Implement Gear Modifications to Prevent Whale Entanglements by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., November 14, 2016 — As the commercial Dungeness crab season opens in California Nov. 15, the Center for Biological Diversity is urging fishermen to comply with recommended gear modifications to help reduce the risk of whale entanglements. The season’s opening days put whales at high risk because more available crab means fishermen are on the water as many days as possible....
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:23PM
image Santa Rosa: Solidarity with Marginalized Communities 480_20161113_134358_1.jpg by Z
In Roseland/Santa Rosa protesters lined the street to protest the growing hatred....
Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:55PM
image Sonoma County Voters Strongly Favor Open Space and Growth Control 480_sonomahills_1.jpg by Teri Shore
Measure K protects more than 53,000 acres of open space and farmland Measure Q Renews Cotati Urban Growth Boundary for 30 years...
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2016 12:14PM
text CAA opposes ordinance to protect Section 8 renters from discrimination by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association (CAA) stepped up to the plate to oppose a proposed ethical ordinance prohibiting discrimination against section 8 tenants in Marin County. The CAA has taken an unethical position against the ordinance to protect section 8 renters, as well as opposing some ethical renter protection ballot measures in 6 cities in the Bay Area recently!...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:29PM
text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
text Special investigator to probe anti-rent-control petition complaints in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
The residents are complaining that the signature gatherers are falsely claiming that the petition supports renter protections in Santa Rosa, and that they were tricked into signing it!...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44PM
text CAA may be backing anti-rent control petition in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
What is happening in Santa Rosa appears to be very similar to what happened in Richmond when the California Apartment Association (CAA) used a petition in 2015 to steal renter protections from the renters in that city!...
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 11:47PM
audio Greens to Protest Commission on Presidential Debates at Dominican (audio/mpeg 1.9mb) by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
By calling itself the "Commission on Presidential Debates," the private corporation that controls presidential debates masquerades as a government entity. It is in fact a private, corporate-funded corporation controlled by the Republican and Democratic National Committees. A federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush recently tossed out a lawsuit brought against the so-called commission for excluding Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. T...
Posted: Mon Sep 5, 2016 12:32PM
image California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site 480_el_camino_real_1.jpg by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
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
text Rent control is coming to Santa Rosa by Lynda carson
The renter protections, taking effect September 15, will require landlords to prove “cause” in court or before a political body every time they try to evict a resident or family, in an effort to displace them from the community!...
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:23PM