imageNative American and Salmon Activists asks Governor, AG to Stand Against Trump Water Plan
by Save California Salmon
Today the Trump administration released the new Biological Opinion for Long Term Operations for the Central Valley Water Project. This opinion is related to a new operation plan from the Bureau of Reclamation that prioritizes water deliveries to large Central Valley farms and maximizes power generation from the state’s dams at the expense of water quality and salmon. The Opinion replaces an earlier suppressed Biological Opinion that jeopardizes every Endangered Species Act listed fish within ...
Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:04PM
imageKaiser therapists take to the streets to protest HMO’s failure to provide mental health services
by National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, and social workers took to the streets Saturday, October 19 to protest Kaiser’s chronic failure to provide its patients with timely access to mental health care....
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:15PM
textPG&E may cut off the power again in Northern & Central California by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, yesterday PG&E gave notice that it may shut off the power again in 17 counties in Northern and Central California, including the Bay Area!...
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49AM
textNew Rent Laws: Renters get longer notice for rent increases above 10% by Lynda Carson
Starting January 1, 2020, AB 1110 takes effect which requires landlords to serve tenants in a residential dwelling with a month-to-month tenancy a “90 day notice” if the landlord “jacks up the rent” by more than 10%....
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04AM
imageCalifornia Bans Fur Sales Statewide, Following Paid-Protester Exposé
by DxE
Fur industry corruption, animal cruelty investigations and years of anti-fur protests culminating in legislative victories to ban fur...
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:10PM
imageAmah Mutsun Land Trust Awarded State Funding for Stewardship of Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve
by Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT)
Santa Cruz, California, October 9, 2019 – The California Natural Resources Agency announced last week that Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) has been selected to receive $400k to carry out indigenous-based conservation and restoration work at Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve (QVCP) in Año Nuevo State Park. The award was made through the competitive statewide Cultural, Community, and Natural Resources Grant Program, funded by Prop 68....
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:56PM
imagePG&E Execs Enjoy Fine Dining Ahead of Mass Power Down
by Nationalize Utilities Now
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that that 10 to 12 PG&E executives dined with top customers at a winery in Sonoma County on October 7 and 8, just ahead of the forced power outage to millions across California that started October 9, 2019. [Photo by D. Boyer, Sonoma County fire of Oct 2017]...
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:27AM
imageRetaliation Against PG&E, Oroville Office Egged
by People Angry About Shutoffs
More than a million people in California were without electricity 9/09/19 when PG&E, the state's largest utility, shut off electricity to purportedly prevent wildfires. Photo courtesy Unicorn Riot of 2018 Paradise, CA fire....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 11:33PM
textNew protections for Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders) by Lynda Carson
According to HUD’s records on 10/08/2019, in San Francisco there are 13,798 units in its Section 8 inventory, Oakland has 13,614 Section 8 units, Berkeley has 1,995 Section 8 units, Alameda has 1,885 Section 8 units, Alameda County has 6,684 Section 8 units, Contra Costa County has 9,235 Section 8 units, and Marin Housing has 2,205 Section 8 units listed. Oddly, the City of Richmond does not have any Section 8 units listed in HUD’s records....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:18PM
imageCalifornia Agency Recommends Protecting Yellow-legged Frog Under State’s Endangered Species Act
by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, October 9, 2019 — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended California Endangered Species Act protections for five populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The frog has disappeared from more than half of its former California range....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 12:55PM
textTrump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., October 4, 2019 — The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 10:10AM
imageWhole Foods Files Restraining Order to Ban Animal Rights Activists From All California Locations
by DxE
Following Monday’s protests in San Francisco, activists say Whole Foods’ parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal action...
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 8:01PM
imageKlamath-Trinity Salmon Runners Join Run4Salmon after 50 Mile Trinity Connection Run
by Save California Salmon
This Wednesday runners from the Run4Salmon on the Sacramento River watersheds and runners from the Klamath River Salmon run joined together to run together on the first ever Trinity Connection run for the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s Run Salmon. The runners followed the route of the Trinity River diversion from the Lewiston Dam, down the Clear Creek watershed, then met the Run4Salmon at the Shasta Dam for a No Dam Raise rally....
Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:42PM
textCalifornia School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest by Elected Officials to Protect California
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes...
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:07PM
imageFederal Rule Protects Endangered Orcas’ West Coast Habitat
by Center for Biological Diversity
15,000 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections...
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:12PM
imageSalmon Protectors Youth Camp Brings Together Elders, Youth for The Klamath River
by Morning Star Gali
On September 14th and 15th Tribal families and youth, and other salmon dependent people from all over Northern California, converged at the Bluff Creek Resort near Weitchpec, CA to to discuss how to protect, and honor, the Klamath and Trinity River’s salmon....
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:52PM
textAppeals Court to Hear ACLU Discrimination Case Against Dignity Health by ACLU of Northern California
SAN FRANCISCO—The ACLU is set to argue before the Court of Appeal in San Francisco Tuesday on behalf of Evan Minton, a man who was denied health care because he is transgender....
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:02PM
image2019 Folsom Community Service Day ~ 170th Anniversary of the Gold Rush Town, Negro Bar, CA
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, we are poised for a special 170th Anniversary of Negro Bar, Sacramento County by utilizing both private and public resources to forever preserve and interpret our unique contributions to the forward flow of humanity....
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:05PM
imageProgressive Democrats Meet to Plan Environmental Pressure
by Leon Kunstenaar
Progressives demand resolutions for Presidential Debate focused on environmental issues and for the establishment of Climate Crisis Council...
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:54PM
imageInterview with Kate Jessica Raphael on Fiction, Memory, and Palestine
by Roberta Tracy and James Tracy
Interview with local author Kate Jessica Raphael. Raphael is a San Francisco Bay Area writer, feminist and queer activist and KPFA radio journalist....
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33PM