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documentAppeal Upheld in Challenge to Oil Drilling in California's Carrizo Plain National Monument
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by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.― The California Bureau of Land Management has agreed with conservation groups that plans for a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument failed to comply with federal environmental laws. The July 12 decision, announced today, said the local BLM office must consider potential harm to California condors, other imperiled wildlife and the climate....
Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:00PM
imageNew Northern California Police Accountability Project Seeking Support
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by Police Files
We need a centralized archive for information on law enforcement violence and corruption across Northern California, but no such resource currently exists. With your help, we can have a working version within a matter of months. Share this and donate to make it happen!...
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26PM
imageCA Statewide Fur Ban Passes Committee Vote
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by DxE
Supporters Look to Expand on Fur Bans in West Hollywood, San Francisco, and LA...
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 4:53PM
imageBan on Hunting With Lead Ammo to Go Into Effect in California
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2019 — On Monday California will become the first state to ban all lead ammunition for hunting — the culmination of years of efforts to phase out toxic lead ammunition in the environment....
Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:40AM
documentTrump Administration to Dredge San Francisco Bay to Make Room for More Oil
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Groups Push Back on Plans to Expand Bay Area Refining...
Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31AM
imageState Endangered Species Protection Sought for Mountain Lions in Southern California, Central Coast
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Some Populations Face Extinction Threat From Freeways, Sprawl, Rat Poison...
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:54AM
imageThe New War Against the Homeless
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by Keith McHenry
Political recalls and the campaign to dehumanize those who live without housing....
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:18AM
imageThe dreams of luthiers and guitar builders in the Bay Area
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by Lynda Carson
A June 1, 2019, photo of Lynda Carson holding a guitar in front of Subway Guitars that she built in the guitar workshop of Ervin Somogyi in 1985. Photo by Michael Graham....
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:11AM
imageICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities
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by Chinga la migra
ICE will raid family homes across the country on Sunday, June 23rd. If you witness a raid in progress or other ICE movements, document what you see. Call a legal support hotline immediately....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:17PM
image90,000 Comments Submitted Opposing Plan for New Drilling and Fracking on Public Lands
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by Los Padres ForestWatch
Monday, June 10 marked the end of the second and final public comment period on the Trump administration’s plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate across the central coast region to new oil drilling and fracking. The 45 day period, which opened with the release of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, a study of the impacts that fracking would have on in the lease plan area, was the shortest allowed by the Nat...
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:55PM
imagePesticide Use Remains Near Record High in California, State Data Shows
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by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, June 13, 2019: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Included in this total are increases in use of the brain-damaging organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, the soil fumigant chloropicrin, and the cancer-causing fungicides chlorothalonil and mancozeb. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s blockbuster herbicide Roundup,...
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:54PM
image2019 Juneteenth Reparations Congressional Hearing
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
At the San Francisco Presidio a Juneteenth Board Meeting of the Presidio Trust may quantify and qualify "Slavery in California" as part of the broader National conversation. Congressional Hearings on H.R. 40 on Juneteenth National Freedom Day is very symbolic, substance to be seen....
Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31PM
imageClimate Shenanigans at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco
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by Diablo Rising Tide
Climate Shenanigans at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco. California's biggest secret is that Big Oil continues to dominate the conversation on fossil fuels and climate change in the largest Democratic controlled state in the country. Our goal is to fuck with that....
Posted: Sun Jun 2, 2019 3:12PM
imageDiscover the expansion of California Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebrations
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Juneteenth is our National Freedom Day. Before, during and after the US Civil War (1840-1875) California has a “hidden story” to tell that honors our California Pan African legacy and contributions by over 200,000 “unknown” US Colored Troops, "Gospel Soldiers" who gallantly fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today....
Posted: Sat Jun 1, 2019 11:11PM
imageAnti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives
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by APTP
From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then - and is now - about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society...
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:12PM
imageSign Our Petition to Stop Oil Drilling on Mt. Diablo and Everywhere
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by Sunflower Alliance
The federal Bureau of Land Management’s recently released “Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development” would open up public lands to oil and gas development in eleven California counties—Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Stanislaus. Approximately 725,000 acres on the Central Coast and in the Bay Area would be made available for new l...
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:00AM
imageCapitol of the 5th largest economic power on earth, Celebrates 2019 Africa Day
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by Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo
2019 Africa Day in Sacramento, California the capitol city of the 5th largest economy in the world largely ignores expanding California ~ Pan African Global Trade and Investment, by design. Soon come a better way of listening and remembering the ancestors that began the conversation long ago... Who is ready to make 21st century moves that honor their legacy and vision?...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:37PM
imageDecision on Monarch Butterfly's Endangered Species Protection Extended to 2020
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by Center for Food Safety
Butterfly's Vulnerability to Climate Change Calls for Further Population Modeling...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:25PM
textFisheries Meeting Aims to Ensure Enough West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
Lawsuit Prompts Consultation to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:12PM
imageA New Way Forward: 2019 California Juneteenth Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Today, let us consider an authentic California Juneteenth narrative for the next 170 years that no longer values a manifest destiny “white man only” enslavement and genocide conversation mandated by the original 1849 California State Constitution....
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:13PM