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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
text Legal Filing Seeks to Halt Ranching Expansion, Elk Eviction at Point Reyes by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., August 15, 2016 — The Resource Renewal Institute, Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project filed for a preliminary injunction in federal court Friday to block the National Park Service from pursuing a ranching expansion and elk-removal plan until the agency updates the park’s “general management plan” and assesses the environmental impacts of commercial dairy and cattle grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore....
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:08PM
text Administrative Appeal Challenges Destructive Napa Vineyard Development by Center for Biological Diversity
NAPA COUNTY, Calif., August 15, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today challenged the approval of a large vineyard development northeast of the city of Napa, filing an administrative appeal with the Napa County Board of Supervisors. The large project will tear out 429 acres of undisturbed riparian, oak and native grassland habitat and develop it into vineyards sprawled haphazardly across the 2,300-acre Walt Ranch property; it will destroy habitat for the threatened California red-le...
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:01PM
image #FreedomNow: Global Call to Action 7.21 freedom_now.png by ACLU of Northern California
The ACLU of Northern California supports the Movement for Black Lives and the collective #FreedomNow actions taking place globally on Thursday, July 21....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:01PM
text Court Rules Lawsuit Over Point Reyes Management Plan Can Move Forward by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2016 — A federal court has rejected a legal motion by the National Park Service and refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by conservation groups seeking an updated “general management plan” and assessment of the environmental impacts of commercial dairy and cattle grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore, before long-term cattle-grazing leases are pushed through. The court earlier rejected a motion by ranchers to intervene in the lawsuit....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:40PM
image Marin Eagle Scout’s Final Project Will Get Redwood Trees Growing in Bay Area Classrooms 480_liam_1.jpg by Joanna Nasar McWilliams
Marin High School Student and Eagle Scout Liam Birmingham learned about the 10,000 Redwoods Project (10000redwoods.org), and decided to devote his time to assisting Turtle Island Restoration Network achieve this goal....
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:18AM
image Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers 480_rally-for-patients-rights-santa-rosa_6-16-16_1.jpg 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 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 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