image Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers 480_rally-for-patients-rights-santa-rosa_6-16-16_1.jpg original image (900x675) by Americans for Safe Access
"Thousands of California patients woke up today fearing for the future of their medicine" said Don Duncan, California Director of Americans for Safe Access. “It is time for local authorities to address perceived violation of regulations by means of civil penalties instead of criminal action. The path taken by Sonoma law enforcement yesterday is counterproductive to moving cannabis businesses towards licensing and regulatory compliance.”
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:08PM
document Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast orca_proposed_critical_habitat_map.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, June 6, 2016 — Conservation groups and more than 100,000 people today called on the Obama administration to immediately expand protected critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales along the West Coast. The population remains critically endangered with just 83 individuals left.
Posted: Mon Jun 6, 2016 1:06PM
image Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers 480_boycott-driscolls-global-day-of-action_5-7-16_1.jpg original image (503x929) by via Boycott Sakuma Berries
On Saturday, May 7th, there was a call from farm workers for a Boycott Driscoll’s International Day of Action to bring attention to the fight in the berry fields both in Washington State and San Quintin, MX.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:20PM
text UFW improving farm worker lives through proactive union work by via United Farm Workers
Attending the United Farm Workers’ 20th Constitutional Convention May 19-22 at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield, Calif. are nearly 400 farm worker delegates and alternates representing their co-workers at ranches under union contract in California, Oregon and Washington state. The convention highlights how farm workers today are living out the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:14PM
text Adopt a Redwood Tree as a Green Gift for Graduates by Joanna Nasar
Honor a High School or College Graduate by Planting a Tree in their Name
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:36AM
calendar Boycott Driscoll's at Fairfield Costco - International Day of Action 480_boycott_logo3_1.jpg original image (555x555) by Sarah Cain
WHERE: Costco in Fairfield, CA (5101 Business Center Dr, Fairfield, CA ) Note: We will meet in the Goodwill (5081 Business Center Dr, Fairfield, CA 94534) parking area, a 2 minute walk
Event Date: Sat May 7, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:47PM
image Farm workers march to honor Chavez birthday, stop Trump and push for overtime pay 120_chavez_si_trump_no_united_farm_workers.jpg original image (1471x434) by via United Farm Workers
Giant ‘Chavez Si! Trump No!’ banners lead the marches
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:34PM
image Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements 120_entangled_whales_california_2015.jpg original image (850x1100) by Center for Biological Diversity
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
image Sacramento Salmon Ocean Abundance Forecast Is Half Of Last Year's 120_800_bodega_bay_scenery.jpg original image (800x533) by Dan Bacher
“The projection for 2016 salmon makes clear the damage done by water diversions and drought the last several years," said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). “The 2016 salmon number means more protections are needed in the Delta and Central Valley salmon habitat, not less. Any politician proposing more water diversions now from the Delta needs to look at the salmon numbers and stop proposing more harm to salmon and our coastal communities.” ...
Posted: Tue Mar 1, 2016 3:09PM
text Support "Just Cause" Eviction Protections In Marin County by Lynda Carson
Supporters of renter protections in the Bay Area, California, and across the nation urge you to attend this important public meeting, or to send an email to the Board of Supervisors, in the effort to protect the stability of renters in Marin County!!!
Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2016 7:59PM
image Assessment of Western Monarch Butterfly Winter Population Completed 120_monarchspacificgrove_xercessociety.jpg original image (3300x2200) by via The Xerces Society
PORTLAND, Ore., February 4, 2016 — Results from a survey of monarch butterfly overwintering sites in California show that there are more monarchs overwintering in the state this year than last. Volunteers with the Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count visited 187 sites and tallied a total of 271,924 monarchs. Although more monarchs were counted, the average number of monarchs per site is not significantly different than last year’s count, and this year’s population estim...
Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2016 5:14PM
image “Virtual Banner Hanging” Projection Highlighting Marin’s Endangered Coho Salmon Illuminate 120_img_2114-web.jpg original image (800x600) by Joanna Nasar
Endangered Coho Salmon 'Swim' Across the Marin County Civic Center Marin County Board of Supervisors Called on Enact Great Protections for Endangered Fish
Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2016 12:15PM
text Activists push for renter protections on Jan. 26 in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
People throughout the Bay Area and the North Bay are invited to contact the Santa Rosa City Council before Jan. 26, to demand strong renter protections, including rent control and just cause eviction protections!
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:41AM
image Early data from Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count suggests a small increase in numbers 120_monarchs_pacific_grove_carly_voight_xerces_society.jpg original image (3300x2200) by via The Xerces Society
Early data from Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count suggests a small increase in butterfly numbers in some parts of the overwintering range
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:17PM
text Court rules L.A. Housing Authority illegally cut Section 8 housing subsidies by Lynda Carson
According to records with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), San Francisco has 9,147 Section 8 units in their inventory. Oakland has 13,424 Section 8 units. Richmond has 1,851 Section 8 units. Berkeley has 1,935 Section 8 units. Alameda has 1,845 Section 8 units. Alameda County has 6,273 Section 8 units. Marin County has 2,153 Section 8 units. Contra Costa County has 6,876 Section 8 units.
Posted: Tue Dec 1, 2015 6:50PM
image Faith Leaders Urge Governor Jerry Brown to End Fracking in California 120_religous_leaders_sing.jpg original image (5184x3456) by Dan Bacher
David Braun, with Faith Against Fracking, quipped, “If Jerry Brown thinks that being a climate leader means helping the oil industry get away with carbon intensive practices like fracking, then he clearly needs an intervention; today, we’re praying for him.” Photo of Faith Leaders singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the State Capitol by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:07PM
text The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
text Andy Lopez and Youth Empowerment by Chris Wroth & Francisco Siaz
Santa Rosa youth, who marched in protest of the shooting of Andy Lopez, have returned to call for EMPOWERMENT as the theme of the new park being built in Santa Rosa in memory of Andy Lopez.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:29PM
image Shaw Case Success Shows the U.S. Congress Can and Will End MJ Prohibition 120_lynette-shaw.jpg original image (400x359) by via Lanny Swerdlow
The importance of the Shaw case cannot be underestimated on so many different fronts. In a nutshell, Lynette Shaw who opened the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in the world in the small northern California town of Fairfax in 1997, had her collective closed by the maleficently evil US Attorney Melissa Haig in 2012.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:23PM
text California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM