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image Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling 480__jackson_photo_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, held the bill in suspension during their hearing on Friday, September 1. Photo: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson authored Senate Bill 188. Photo courtesy of her office....
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34PM
image Westlands Water District Votes No on Delta Tunnels Project! 480_district-map-2014-11-10a.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today is a very good day for California,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, in a statement. “By rejecting California WaterFix, the Westlands Water District has dealt a blow to the project. There are many better solutions for creating a sustainable water supply in California.”...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15PM
document CA Indian Water Commission, environmental groups challenge Delta Tunnels financing 2017_9th_circut_decision_on_reserved_indian_water_rights_15-55896.pdf_140_.jpg by Dan Bacher
"The California Indian Water Commission's involvement in this filing is about upholding traditional indigenous responsibilities to the lands and waters of California," said Don Hankins, CIWC President. "With this filing, we affirm our commitment to future generations through protection of the lands and waters of this state, and the associated organisms, which we also maintain obligations to."...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52AM
image Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say 480_21728926_309857996147844_1393634143189393342_o_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
Frustrated residents of agricultural communities packed a Sacramento hearing room Friday to urge the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to order an immediate suspension of chlorpyrifos while the state’s potentially lengthy scientific review takes place....
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:19PM
image Anti Police-Terror Project statement on Berkeley Police use of pepper spray 480_berkeley-police-pepper-spray_1.jpg by APTP
On September 10th, at the Berkeley City Council meeting, a 1997 ban that prevents police from using pepper spray at protests, was modified to give police limited power to do so. This is little more than the continuation of an agenda that criminalizes dissent, upholds the tenets of white supremacy and empowers the frontline enforcers of white supremacy (law enforcement) to repress the masses....
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:10PM
image A Chicken in Every Pot and a Cell Tower on Every Garage 480_small-cellls-mounted-on-telephone-pole_1.jpg by jenny miller
A bill is speeding through the California legislature that would allow telecom companies to saturate our residential neighborhoods with toxic radiation from 50,000 new-generation cell towers. There would be virtually zero government control and oversight. This article explains why this is happening, what the alternative is, and what we can do to stop it. The final hurdle, a vote by the full CA Assembly, will happen early this week....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:27AM
image UC's Sue Homeland Security to Protect DACA 480_cdelbetter_1.jpg by Susan Smith
Today, the University of California sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court to stop the Trump administration from rescinding DACA. The California State College and Community College systems have said they will continue to support DACA recipients. photo: Charlie Moehle from SF Defend DACA rally on Sept 5. Please credit photographer....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 5:44PM
image All Aboard, Whistle Stop Tour ~ Station 102 ~ California Admission Day 480_untitled__262_.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Join us for our "Whistle Stop Tour a Farm to Fork Celebration" of California Admission Day....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 12:46PM
image Trump Plans Massive Raids on Immigrant Communities Starting Mid-September detention-watch-network_header-logo2x.png by Detention Watch Network
Horrific Plan to Target 6,000 - 10,000 for Mass Deportation is Part of Escalating Attacks on Immigrants...
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 4:43PM
image NLGSF Statement on DACA & Planned Raids 480_defenddaca_1.jpg by NLG-SF
The National Lawyers Guild - SF Bay Area Chapter condemns the Trump Administration for rescinding DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which protected nearly 800,000 immigrants, who came to the United States as children from deportation. By rescinding the program, these individual’s lives and livelihoods are now threatened....
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 4:29PM
document Oil Spill Highlights Risks of Phillips 66's Plan to Double Tanker Traffic in San Francisco Bay 2017-08-28_scoping_comments.pdf_140_.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, September 6, 2017 — An oil spill reported this week in San Pablo Bay near a Phillips 66 refinery is raising new questions about the company’s plans to dramatically increase the number of ships carrying oil though the bay to the facility. The oil apparently leaked from a pipeline on Monday, creating a 20-by-20-foot sheen on the bay....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 4:41PM
image Stockton coin dealer outed for contributing $1,000 to David Duke’s failed Senate campaign 480_robert-w-hallam-stockton-david-duke-kkk_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
According to JM Buillon, Robert W. Hallam is one of the state’s biggest brokers of precious metals and coins!...
Posted: Mon Sep 4, 2017 7:25PM
image Support Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for City and County License 480_wamm-march-church-street_7-16-05_1.jpg by via Valerie Corral, WAMM
WAMM is the longest continually running Medial Cannabis Collective in the nation....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 3:56PM
image WorkWeek-SF: Berkeley Protests Fascists & AFGE Eugene Hudson Jr Struggle Against Corruption 480_family_survived_nazis_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
Pacifica WorkWeek radio hears from trade unionists who were protesting the rise of fascism and Nazis at the rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley. Next WorkWeek talks with former AFGE National Secretary Treasurer who was removed for challenging Trump and also exposing financial misuse of union funds....
Posted: Fri Sep 1, 2017 7:16PM
image NLGSF Demands City of Berkeley Retract Unconstitutional Rules Targeting Counter Protesters 480_berkeley-civic-center-park_historicalsociety_1.jpg by NLG-SF
NLGSF DEMANDS CITY OF BERKELEY RETRACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL RULES TARGETING COUNTER PROTESTERS, CONDEMNS CITY OF BERKELEY FOR TELLING ANTI-RACISTS NOT TO PROTEST...
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:39AM
image No Hate in the Bay: A Weekend of Resistance to Fascism 480_stop-alt-right.jpg by Antifa IMCista
White-supremacists and other fascists are returning to San Francisco and Berkeley on August 26 and 27, 2017. Local organizers are calling for people to come together by the thousands to say: We will not allow your hate in the Bay....
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:47AM
image California Admission Day and the Compromise of 1850 480_civilwar-compromise1850.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Admission Day and the Compromise of 1850 resolved a contentious debate of rapid expansion throughout the western frontier by offering a short lived delicate balance continuing support for “America’s Peculiar Institution.”...
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:44PM
image California Pursues New Health Protections on Chlorpyrifos 480_almond_tour_12_1.jpg by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced today that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulations and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the nation, chlorpyrifos....
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM
image Outing the Bay Area campaign contributors of KKK fascist David Duke 480_omei-restaurant-santa-cruz-roger-f-grigsby_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
Some have suggested that the best way to fight back against all the hate being spread around by the Trump regime, the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, is by exposing the supporters of hate and violence in the good old U.S.A....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:57PM
image Air Testing Shows Unsafe Levels of Brain-Harming Pesticide in Kern County 480_ban-chlorpyrifos-july-12-2017_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide linked to IQ loss and autism, has been found in the air in Kern County in amounts far in excess of the level of concern established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for pregnant women, according to 2016 air monitoring data released Thursday by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39PM