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imageConservationists Say 'Don't Doom the Bloom'
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by Central Coast News
This year's wildflower season in California is already experiencing a "superbloom" comparable to the 2017 season, and lovers of nature are flocking to many of the state's well known wildflower sites. As reported widely in the media, "Disneyland" sized crowds have already descended on the natural areas surrounding Lake Elsinore in southern California, creating massive traffic backups of people searching for photo-ops in the superbloom areas. On the Central Coast, poppies, lupines, goldfields, ...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:02PM
calendarBay Area Vigils for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre by Various Religious & Peaceful Groups
Multiple vigils around the SF Bay Area (see list below)...
Event Date: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:55AM
calendarBay Area Vigils for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre by Various religious & peaceful groups
Multiple vigils around SF Bay Area (see list below)...
Event Date: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:46AM
imageGovernor Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty In California
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by NPR
The executive order argued that capital punishment is inherently unfair and is applied more often to people of color and those with mental disabilities....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:00PM
imageWells Fargo has Dirty Energy Secret Activists Will Expose in Multi-Day Protest
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by R. Robertson
350 Silicon Valley says Wells Fargo Bank has a dirty-energy secret unknown to most--by its own admission the commercial bank is the biggest lender to the fossil-fuel industry. Target: Wells Fargo...and just in time to crash the financial institution’s annual founding day celebration, on March 18....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:51AM
imageCitizen Scientists Can Help Support Imperiled Western Monarchs
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by The Xerces Society
This winter, the western monarch butterfly population has dipped to an all-time low, and the iconic western monarch migration is on the verge of collapse. The annual Xerces Society Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count tallied only 28,429 butterflies—an 86% drop from the previous count done at the same sites during Thanksgiving 2017, and a dizzying 99.4% decline from the numbers present in the 1980s. It can be hard to wrap one’s mind around the scope of this decline. Another way of viewing it is...
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:26PM
audioJustice for Stephon Clark; Chelsea Manning Back in Jail; Sheriff Still Wants Urban Shield (audio/mpeg 28.6MB) by UpFront, KPFA
Stephon Clark, AB392, Chelsea Manning, and Urban Shield are discussed in this morning's UpFront program on KPFA....
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:38PM
textSen. Feinstein Insults Children on Green New Deal by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
California millionaire, war profiteer, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, age 85, again stuck her foot in her mouth with an appalling and insulting meeting with children who support the Green New Deal....
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:44PM
imageShould Black History be erased from the California Gold Rush?
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Over $4,000,000.00 US dollars of gold was estimated as placer mined at Negro Bar in the early years, 1848-1854 by Theodore Judah, Surveyor and Civil Engineer, for the first passenger Railroad west of the Mississippi River....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:36PM
imageFormer Westlands lawyer David Bernhardt working to strip Delta Smelt protections
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by Dan Bacher
The exposure of David Bernhardt’s enormous conflict of interest takes place at a critical time for Delta smelt, salmon and other San Francisco Bay Delta fish populations. For the first time ever, a fish survey that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) conducts every autumn turned up zero Delta smelt throughout the monitoring sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in September, October, November and December 2018....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:03PM
imageSalmon fishermen urge Newsom to say NO to Trump administration water grab
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by Dan Bacher
“The Trump administration won’t be able to get away with killing off our salmon runs if the state refuses to cooperate,” said GGSA director Noah Oppenheim, who is also executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (GGSA), a group representing commercial fishermen on the West Coast. “We call on the Newsom administration to just say no to this attack on California’s salmon fishing families.”...
Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 2:46PM
imageOil industry, environmental leaders mark 50th anniversary of Santa Barbara Oil Spill
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by Dan Bacher
“The 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara oil spill is a grim reminder of how far we have to go in stopping not only offshore drilling, but onshore oil and gas expansion as well,” said Tomás Morales Rebecchi, senior Central Coast organizer with Food & Water Watch. “If Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to lead opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to expand dangerous offshore drilling, he should start by ending drilling in California state waters and onshore throughout the state."...
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:04PM
imagePG&E withdraws application to relicense Potter Valley Project, Eel River dams
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by Dan Bacher
"Salmon fishermen have been fighting to free the Eel River from the Potter Valley Project for decades,” said Noah Oppenheim, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA). “With new certainty that the project's license will be orphaned by PG&E, we're closer to that goal than ever.”...
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:26AM
calendarPack to Court to Support Anti-Racist and Anti-Fascist Protesters in Sacramento by BAMN and Brown Berets de SacrAztlan
Sacramento Superior Court Dept. 18 720-9th St. Sacramento, CA...
Event Date: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:00AM
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:31PM
image2019 California Black History Month ~ Celebrating Pan African Migration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
From Sutter’s Fort to Historic Coloma we must preserve and interpret the resilience of our African American family, showcase the salient contributions that impacted the establishment of the Great State of California, and most of all the Pan African perseverance opportunity at Negro Bar, California, established in 1849, today part of our California State Parks System....
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09PM
imageA Celebration of the Justice for Oscar Grant Protesters
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by Dave Id
January 1, 2019, marks ten years since the murder of Oscar Grant by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle. In the lead up to this grim anniversary, a number of articles, multimedia pieces, radio programs, and television news segments have been produced to commemorate the occasion. Especially moving are those that give voice to Oscar's family and friends. But it's rare to see significant tribute paid to the fact that were it not for the vigor and relentlessness of protesters and activists, ...
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:09PM
textProgressive slates are formed for the upcoming ADEM election by Steven Mazliach
Make sure to vote in the upcoming ADEM elections in the Democratic party to elect progressive representatives to the statewide body....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:41PM
imageDepartment of Pesticide Regulation finds illegal pesticides on our food
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by Sarait Martinez
“DPR’s study indicates that on average, Californians can expect to eat a piece of poison on our plates once a week, due to pesticide residues. That’s an unacceptable gamble, if you’re eating non-organic produce,” said Mark Weller, Co-Director of Californians for Pesticide Reform....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:02PM
textIs Housing a Human Right? by Keanu Thompson
With the current housing crisis in the Bay Area, there is a question of responsibility for those displaced by gentrification. Housing inequities can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century and the effects can be seen today....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09PM
textRadio in the Age of the Internet by Madeleine Fisher-Wright and Samuel Hanson
Is there hope for the radio industry in today's connected world?...
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:08PM