image Assemblymember Frazier Says MWD's ‘Dishonesty’ Threatens to Destroy Delta 480_dodd___frazier_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Assemblymember Frazier said the Delta Tunnels project has "never been about sustainability but a foolhardy plan to overdraw the Delta to sell a limited and precious natural resource to the highest bidder....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:55AM
image Metropolitan Water District Votes to Support Twin Tunnels Project 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today the Met's directors voted to saddle their ratepayers with up to $50 per month charge in order to subsidize water to almond growers in the western San Joaquin Valley,” said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA)....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:48AM
image Urban Shield As We Know It Ends After 2018 urban-shield-gun-shades.jpg by Tracy Rosenberg, Oakland Privacy
At the March 27 Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, 5+ hours of discussion ended with a decision that Urban Shield as currently constituted would end after the 2018 war games and exposition. The 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Scott Haggerty more or less voting no, left open-ended what Alameda County’s regional disaster preparedness activities would be in future years, but the Supervisors were decisive that it would not be the Urban Shield event, which began in 2007....
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:41PM
image Victory Over Urban Shield Military Cop Convention 480_stop-urban-shield_845_x400_1.jpg by Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report
“The best-selling t-shirt at the previous year's expo: a picture of an assault weapon with the caption ‘Black Rifles Matter.’”...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49PM
image Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal 480_protect_juristac_gilroy_sargent-hills_1.jpg by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
April 12, 2018 - Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band announced today that he will speak on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 17th, during the 17th Session of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Chairman Lopez will be calling the world’s attention to the proposed sand and gravel mining proposal at Sargent Ranch in Gilroy, California Located on the southern border of Silicon Valley. The site, known to the Amah Mutsun as Jurist...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44PM
image Restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard 480_42nd_avenue_community_cupboard_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Restore the Community Cupboard
A petition has been created calling on the the Capitola City Council to restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard. To sign this petition:
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50AM
image New Poll Shows Pamela Price Leading Nancy O’Malley in the Race for Alameda County DA 480_priceomalley_1.jpg by Oakland Post
Alameda County voters prefer criminal justice reform civil rights attorney to tough on crime district attorney....
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41PM
document Civil Rights Groups Call for Congressional Action on Fatal Police Shootings policing_strategies_working_group_letter.pdf_140_.jpg by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF), called on Congress today to take action in response to the national crisis of fatal police shootings....
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:01AM
calendar Final Countdown: Rent Control Campaign Update and Canvas 480_santa_cruz_rent_freeze_1.jpg by Santa Cruz For Rent Control
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:36AM
image Two Surveillance Transparency Laws Adopted in NorCal Cities In 10 Days 480_berkeleyfinal-hellaprivacy_1.jpg by Oakland Privacy
Oakland – As privacy and data security concerns headline the news, two Bay Area cities have taken the lead in regulating the use of spying and surveillance equipment and technologies in their communities, with a third in the final stages of the adoption process....
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:06PM
text Progressive activist Gale McLaughlin April 15 book signing event by Lynda Carson
Sunday, April 15, between 4 and 6 P.M., at the Bobby Bowen Progressive Center 2540 Macdonald Ave. Richmond, CA 94801...
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:14PM
image Metropolitan Water District reverses course on Delta Tunnels again 480_food___water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Whether one tunnel or two, Southern California residents will foot most of the bill for the tunnels," said Brenna Norton, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch....
Posted: Sat Apr 7, 2018 6:28AM
calendar Protest for Gaza: End the Massacre! 480_jimmy_panetta_gaza_israel_protest_1.jpg by Monterey Peace & Justice Center
Office of Rep. Jimmy Panetta 100 W. Alisal Street Salinas, CA...
Event Date: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:00PM
Posted: Sat Apr 7, 2018 1:17AM
image As Israeli Forces Open Fire on Unarmed Palestinians, Jimmy Panetta Helps "Congratulate" Israel 480_jimmy-panetta-in-israel-with-benjamin-netanyahu_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, who represents California's central coast, was a member of a Democratic congressional delegation that visited Israel on March 26 to congratulate the nation on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its government. “Our delegation is pleased to be able to extend the congratulations of the American people to the people of Israel as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jewish state this spring,” Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the delegation stated ahead of the March...
Posted: Fri Apr 6, 2018 10:26PM
image California Lawmakers Challenge Police Lethal Force Standard After Stephon Clark Shooting 480_shirley_weber_1.jpg by Alfonso Serrano, Colorlines
The measure would permit police officers to open fire only when there is no other alternative to prevent injury or death....
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 7:03PM
image ACLU of California Statement on 2018 Legislation to Hold Police Accountable police_line.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
Sacramento, April 3, 2018 - Today, California lawmakers introduced groundbreaking legislation to hold police accountable and protect communities from police use of force and misconduct....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 12:40PM
text Monterey County Supervisors to Decide on Hames Valley Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
Permit to Drill Wells in New Area up for Review After Measure Z Passage...
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 2:52PM
calendar Protest at Facebook HQ: Demand Data Protection 480_maryg_at_fb_1.jpg by Raging Grannies Action League
1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park Facebook HQ is at the end of Willow Rd. in Menlo Park where Willow dead ends at Bay Front Freeway (hwy 84) Parking in strip malls on Willow Rd. Meet beneath the giant "thumbs up = Like" sign ... you can't miss it....
Event Date: Thu Apr 5, 2018 12:30PM
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:47AM
text Signature gatherers for anti-rent control petition charged with fraud linked to CAA by Lynda Carson
Reportedly, a Utah couple is expected to appear soon in the San Mateo County Superior Court for arraignment on charges of election fraud for faking signatures for a petition meant to block renter protections from taking effect in Pacifica during 2017!...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:47PM
document Appeal Seeks to Restore Measure Z's Protections Against Oil Industry Pollution in Monterey 18-03-26-notice-of-appeal.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif. March 26, 2018 — Proponents of Monterey County’s landmark Measure Z ballot initiative filed an appeal today to restore the land-use protections that voters passed by an overwhelming majority in November 2016....
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:49PM