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Santa Cruz Artists Defy Boulder, CO's Unconstitutional Ban on Public Display of Visual Art
Joff Lee Jones and Alex Skelton are fighting for our basic rights in Boulder, Colorado....
Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:59PM
California Pursues New Health Protections on Chlorpyrifos
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
SF Petition for Toilets, Shower & Garbage Service for Homeless
Urgently needed is your signature on a petition for the City of San Francisco to provide toilets, shower facilities and garbage pickup service for the homeless....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:44PM
Berkeley Gov Holding Special Meeting for "Urgency Ordinance"
Ahead of the upcoming Alt-Right rally and the opposition Rally Against Hate, there will be a special meeting at Berkeley city council chambers on an "Urgency Ordinance" granting special powers to the city manager. The meeting is tomorrow, August 18th at 3PM, at 2134 MLK Way, second floor....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09PM
Air Testing Shows Unsafe Levels of Brain-Harming Pesticide in Kern County
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
ACLU of California Statement: White Supremacist Violence is Not Free Speech
The First Amendment should never be used as a shield or sword to justify violence....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:20PM
Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45AM
Black Coalition Sends Open Letter to Mayor Schaaf Demanding Answers on OPD Actions
We, the undersigned, are concerned by your lack of control over the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and the resulting impact on the African American community. The Department’s continuing lack of respect for the African American community as evidenced by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt’s recent report, and OPD’s failure to address systemic racial inequities in policing policies after 14 years of a Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) is extremely problematic....
Posted: Mon Aug 7, 2017 1:14PM
SF Democrats Oppose Legal Marijuana
The marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco being set up to comply with November 2016’s Proposition 64, which statewide won 57% of the vote and in San Francisco, the County which led as usual on this issue, with 74% of the vote, are being thwarted by the Democratic Party through its corporate, pro-police state mouthpieces on the Board of Supervisors, all Democrats....
Posted: Sun Aug 6, 2017 4:22PM
Unity Through Reparations to the Black Community
at the Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA ...
Event Date: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:30PM
Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:25AM
Not Waiting for the Next Republican Healthcare Attack, Demonstration in San Mateo
Top photo: SEIU member waves as cars on the busy El Camino Real honk in approval of the protest...
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:58PM
The Fix Is In: Brown administration approves environmental documents for Delta Tunnels
Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch, said the certification “is very troubling, though hardly surprising, for Governor Brown to approve of building massive new tunnels that won’t fix any of California’s water problems.” “This project would waste $25 to $67 billion, with interest, of taxpayer money and devastate the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. It would unfairly burden Southern Californians with higher water bills at a time when we must repair the aging and crumbling pipes ...
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32PM
Campaign to defund OPD challenges Oakland City Council
Allied campaigns for a “People’s Budget,” led by the Defund OPD (Oakland Police Department) and Refund Oakland coalitions, forced the Oakland City Council’s “Conservative Caucus” to ram through their budget on June 29, using a legally questionable parliamentary maneuver. The council was up against a June 30 state deadline to pass a two-year budget....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:51PM
Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting, Call for Budget That Responds to Oakland's Needs
In an act of civil disobedience, Oakland residents, city workers and community shut down the City Council budget meeting on June 26, preventing the council from approving the city’s 2017-2019 budget....
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:47PM
Democrat Pelosi Calls Abortion A Fading Issue
San Francisco millionaire Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post in May 2017 that she thinks abortion is a fading issue and should not be a litmus test issue for the Democratic Party. This angered enough women and abortion providers to set up a website with a letter to Nancy Pelosi from abortion recipients and their supporters to change her tune at https://letter.abortionfunds.org/ and to publish this letter as a full page ad in the July 12, 2017 San Francisco Examiner....
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:51PM
Berkeley: Trump Supporters Kicked Out of Town by Community
Far-right Trump supporters attempted to antagonize and incite Berkeley residents. After confrontations with locals, they ended up calling the cops and fleeing the city with police protection....
Posted: Sun Jul 9, 2017 11:49AM
Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit As He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels
The New York Times didn’t mention that “America's de facto leader on climate change” received $9.8 million from oil, gas and utility companies, often within days of winning big favors, since he ran for Governor, according to a report released by the the Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog last August: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands Photo: Governor Brown and President Xi of the People's Republic of China meet on Day 3, June 6, of Brown's trip to China. Photo courtesy of Govern...
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 11:56AM
Bathrooms....in Santa Cruz??!!
Today's Sunday Sentinel featured Jessica York's story around Santa Cruz, the Town Without Crappers. A front-page above-the-fold story, no less. It can be found at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20170701/santa-cruz-seeks-public-bathroom-solutions-while-its-homeless-population-crosses-its-legs but since such stories disappear or become accessible only to those who pay for on-line privileges, I'm repeating it below along with my commentary....
Posted: Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:14PM
170th Liberian Independence Day Celebration ~ Historic Stockton Waterfront District
At the dawn of the US Civil War in 1862, the United States of America officially recognized the Republic of Liberia. Today, a California ~ Liberian Family Reunion builds on an amazing historical legacy and provides a firm foundation towards unlimited future opportunity of collaborative partnership. From an amazing June 19, 2017 small luncheon gathering of like minds, good fruit is assured for a strong California ~ Liberian Family Reunion, in the Stockton Historic Waterfront District....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:28PM
Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue to Block Delta Tunnels Project
“This version of the tunnels will wipe out California’s salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “The problem is the state basically allowed the water users to design the tunnels and they’re so huge that the federal fish and wildlife agencies are basically throwing up their hands. It’s like they let the fox design the hen house so of course he made it easy to rob.”...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04PM