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calendarImpeach & Remove Events in East Bay Area Cities
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by Moveon.org
Events in East Bay cities: El Cerrtio, Walnut Creek, Emeryville, San Ramon, Castro Valley...
Event Date: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:30PM
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:41PM
calendarNational Impeach & Remove Rallies, Marches, Vigils in Bay Area and beyond
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by Moveon.org, and others
National marches, rallies, vigils in the San Francisco Bay Area, State of California, and throughout nation...
Event Date: Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:00AM
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:24AM
imageCentral Valley Water Board Approves Grasslands Water District Permit
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by Dan Bacher
"Toxins in water impact fish, divide indigenous families from traditional foods, and can cause permanent learning disabilities in children," stated Sherri Norris, executive director of the California Indian Environmental Alliance. "Many of these toxins cannot be removed from water once it enters into the system. It’s imperative that we protect all of California’s water from these toxins."...
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:47PM
imageCity Council 'Replacement' Candidate Renee Golder Dressed Up as a Native American at a Party
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by Santa Cruz Election News
A photo has surfaced of Santa Cruz City Council candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. Golder, who is a teacher at Bay View Elementary, announced her candidacy on December 2, according to Kara Meyberg Guzman of Santa Cruz Local. Golder, a registered Republican, previously served on the City of Santa Cruz’s Citizen Public Safety Task Force in 2013, as well as the Sister Cities Committee. (Photo: Renee and Mark Golder dr...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 6:18PM
documentFishing and environmental groups sue Trump administration for violations of ESA
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by Dan Bacher
The lawsuit was filed at a critical time for salmon, steelhead, Delta smelt and other ESA-listed species in the Central Valley rivers and San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary....
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 7:05PM
textThe Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland by ntuit
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43PM
textBay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare by Fare strike
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions....
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45PM
videoAnimal activists banned via Whole Foods’ restraining order hold 24-hour fast & protest in Oakland (video/mp4 14.6MB) by DxE
Activists say Whole Foods’ parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal actions...
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:45PM
videoEviction of Housing Justice Village in Oakland (video/mp4 70.6MB) by Brandon Jourdan
A video summary of the eviction and some of the arrests....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:32PM
imageOakland Raids Housing Justice Village: Being Houseless Is Not a Crime
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by Cat Brooks
Last night, dozens of unhoused community members with The Village and East Oakland Collective placed their tents on the lawn of City Hall; demanding to be seen, heard and helped by city officials. Instead they were terrorized, brutalized, arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:52PM
imageNewsom freezes new fracking permits, but oil drilling permits outpace 2018
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by Dan Bacher
The FracTracker Alliance and Consumer Watchdog unveiled a new website on November 19 to continually map and update the number of oil and gas wells permitted by the Newsom Administration: www.NewsomWellWatch.com. “The pace of permitting overall is still on track to beat the total number of permits issued during Brown’s final year in office (2018). The number of drilling and rework permits issued in the first ten months of 2019 through November 4 total 4,049. In the same period of 2018, unde...
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:32PM
imageOakland unhoused neighbors have created the Housing Justive Village at City Hall
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by Dave Id
Tents are up in Oscar Grant Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall to protest the city's never ending homeless encampment demolitions and evictions, its lack of seriousness and urgency in addressing the housing crisis.  If you can support, come by!...
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:21PM
imageA message to the community from Chris Krohn
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by Stop the Recalls
Thank you to the many Santa Cruzans who have stopped me over the past three months to offer support and a loving thumbs up. Many of you I met for the first time because of this recall. You have given me the fortitude to continue to run a values-based campaign. I am truly sorry that our community is going through this difficult period. I apologize for anything I’ve done that have brought us to this day....
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:46PM
imageGovernor Newsom orders scientific review of new fracking permits
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by Dan Bacher
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy issued a statement today calling for more action on oil and gas in California. “While we are encouraged by the moratorium on cyclic steam, which is needed, much more should be done to address oil and gas issues in California,” said Nagy. “Since Governor Newsom took office, thousands of new drilling permits have been issued. The small steps announced today are in the right direction, but if we are really going to address fossil ...
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:58PM
imageMisogynist VP Pence Says he Wants to See a Woman on the Moon
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by Protest Reporting
U.S. Vice-President Pence gave a speech at NASA Ames Research facility in Mountain View, California on November 14 to a hand picked group of NASA employees. Protesters outside had a lot to say in response....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:32PM
videoPence Protest at NASA Ames with the Raging Grannies and more (video/quicktime 292.2MB) by lis cox
Raging Grannies assisted in leading a rousing protest of VP Mike Pence's visit to NASA Ames, Mountain View on November 14, 2019. Two minute 35 second video by Lis Coz, Talking Story Video....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:54AM
imageHundreds pack hearing to protest Trump administration proposal to dredge San Francisco Bay
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by Dan Bacher
“Deepening the Bay to accommodate bigger vessels carrying dirty tar sands crude oil puts communities along the water and near the refineries at risk,” said Isabella Zizi, Climate Campaigner at Stand.earth and member of Protect the Bay....
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:18PM
imageTenant activist Dean Preston claims victory over Supervisor Vallie Brown
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by Lynda Carson
Photo includes Dean Preston wearing glasses in white tee shirt with hand in his pocket, plus Anne Omura director of the Eviction Defense Center, Marc Janowitz attorney with the East Bay Community Law Center, Adam Gold formerly with Causa Justa/Just Cause, and other tenant activists at the time. The photo was taken in 2008 during an anti-Prop 98 meeting in Oakland. Photo by Lydia Gans....
Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09PM
imageChair and Vice-Chair Resign from City's Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women
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by Santa Cruz News
Kevin W. Grossman, Chair of the City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW), and Vice-Chair Leila Kramer have both resigned from their positions on the Commission. Due to a lack of a quorum triggered by their resignations, the November 6 CPVAW meeting was adjourned to the next regularly scheduled meeting of February 5, 2020. Photo: Former CPVAW Chair Kevin Grossman (left) and former Vice-Chair Leila Kramer (middle) speak at the September 24 Santa Cruz Ci...
Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:53PM
textChesa Boudin is DA; Dean Preston is District 5 Supervisor by Class Struggle Is the Reason Why
Chesa Boudin is the new district attorney and Dean Preston is the new supervisor for District 5 which includes the Fillmore and the Haight-Ashbury. See https://www.sfelections.org/results/20191105/data/20191109/da/20191109_da_short.pdf and https://www.sfelections.org/results/20191105/data/20191109/d5/20191109_d5_short.pdf...
Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 8:39PM