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image Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing 480_drift_boat_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing.  We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
text San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking by Center for Biological Diversity
Trump’s Proposal to Expand Offshore Leasing Meeting Resistance in California...
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24AM
document Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying 2018-1-8-ncra-v-cdfa-consolidated-ruling.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California court has halted a state program allowing pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across California because of inadequate public disclosure of the chemicals’ harms....
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20AM
image North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters 480_gail_sunset_offshoreca-boemopa_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
text Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances? by Steve Brown
The Pacifica interim executive director and CFA are pushing for Pacifica to go into bankruptcy despite the fact that the majority of the board are against bankruptcy....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:52AM
text Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
During October 2017, in favor of Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled with a summary judgement in a lawsuit against WBAI Radio and the Pacifica Foundation, over alleged unfair, unreasonable and exorbitant annual increases in the rent for situating the station’s transmitter at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 8:56AM
image Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters 480_platformholly_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
image The Fate of KPFA 480_kpfa-941_1.jpg by The KPFA Management
January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control....
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 11:16AM
image 67 Bay Area Law Enforcement Shootings in 2017 480_alameda.jpg by Scott Morris
There were 67 shootings by Bay Area law enforcement officers in 2017, including 28 fatal shootings....
Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2018 10:55PM
image Remembering and Preserving the Black Church in Gold Rush California 480_mormon_island_1910__6__1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
High above the confluence of the North and South Fork of the American River Basin, Negro Hill, California was an amazing Gold Rush era Black Agriculture community where some residents had enslaved experience farming, escaping “previous condition of servitude” in the deep south and other residents were born free in the New England region of America had high culture and cognition of Ancient African wisdom. What was common and consistent today, was a belief in GOD and regular church attendance....
Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2018 10:09PM
text Pacifica ED's motion to file for bankruptcy to protect its assets, including KPFA by picasso
A motion widely circulated on voluntary bankruptcy for Pacifica from the network's interim executive director, in the wake of a $1.8 million judgment against WBAI for failure to pay Empire State tower rent. The Pacifica board voted 11 to 7 to go into closed session 12/28/17 and then failed to take action on this motion....
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:59PM
text The Imminent Threat to KPFA / Pacifica Radio by picasso
Message from KPFA general manager, from reprint of a blog by Doug Henwood (who produces KPFA's Behind the News). https://lbo-news.com/2017/12/27/pacifica-death-watch-this-time-its-really-real/...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:51PM
text What The Dickens Is Going On? (Some Slightly More Accurate Info on KPFA/Pacifica) by Tracy Rosenberg
Pacifica should make every effort to remain independent and not be eager to throw up its member-purchased assets for grabs, at the discretion of the federal government and a creditors committee headed by an aggressive capitalist real estate speculator and billionaire. That’s a bad place to be. It would make Lew Hill cringe....
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:24AM
text Real estate mogul Tony Malkin wants KPFA and Pacifica Foundation properties by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., may take control of KPFA Radio - 94.1 FM, and the entities controlled by the Pacifica Foundation as soon as January 8, or January 12!...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49AM
image Delta smelt numbers reach new low as Trump admin. aims to increase pumping 480_79471display_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
There “is no easy answer” why the smelt declined even in a record water year when biologists would have expected a rebound, according to Dr. Peter B Moyle, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. “The answer is that we really don't know. The best explanation I can think of is that numbers are so low that an increase (or decrease) in the index would not be detectable with the FMT sampling,” he...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26AM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Habitat for Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills humpbackcriticalhabitatnoi_12-11-2017__1_.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation on December 11 filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect humpback whale habitat in the Pacific Ocean, where the animals face threats from fisheries, ship strikes and oil spills....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49PM
image Pacifica Radio on the ropes; may be out of existence by middle of January kpfa_time_for_free_sppech.jpeg by Jeff Blankfort
The crisis of the Pacifica Radio network has had a long history and some have created this crisis....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13AM
text KPFA radio at risk due to $1.8 million judgment against Pacifica Foundation by Lynda Carson
On the 6:00PM KPFA evening news on December 28, 2017, it has been reported that the Pacifica Foundation board members were deadlocked on a vote this evening to go into foreclosure, or file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, due to over $2 million owed to ESRT because of the unpaid use of the antenna (unpaid tower rent) at the Empire State Building, in New York City!...
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24PM
image 'The Twelve Days of Jerry' Christmas Song and Animation 480_twelve_days_of_jerry_project_still.jpg by Dan Bacher
As a satirical songwriter, I really appreciate a well-written and nicely-performed song. As Jerry Brown keeps promoting his pro-Big Oil and pro-Big Gas environmental policies after receiving over $9.8 million from oil and gas companies and utilities, Consumer Watchdog released an animation featuring Governor Jerry Brown and an updated "Twelve Days of Christmas" song highlighting his support for fossil fuels and dirty energy policies. If you didn't think Jerry Brown could dance, watch him joyo...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:31AM
image Secretary Zinke urged to recover $84.8 million misspent on Delta Tunnels 480_800_zeke_and_jared_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
To date, nobody involved in the Delta Tunnels illegal funding scheme has been reprimanded, fired or held accountable — nor have any measures been taken to recover the money ripped off from the taxpayers to support the unpopular California WaterFix....
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12AM