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textOur Downtown, Our Future by Robert Morgan
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* October 21, 2021 Group Announces Voter Initiative For Santa Cruz....
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:22PM
imageManu Koenig Sought Advice from FPPC Regarding His Condo's Close Proximity to Rail Line
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by Linda Pierce
Santa Cruz County Supervisor Manu Koenig sought advice from the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regarding a potential conflict of interest due to the close proximity of the condominium he owns to the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. A letter dated June 16, 2021 concerning the matter was sent to the supervisor's office by the FPPC's legal counsel (see photos and PDF file below). In the request for advice, it was stated that Koenig owns a condominium unit that is loca...
Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:25PM
imageTime and Again: An exhibition centering on Rigo 23’s statue of Native activist Leonard Peltier
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by Dan Bacher
This exhibit centers on "Leonard Peltier - Waiting," a mixed media 12 X 6 X 9 foot statue that is based on a painted self-portrait that Peltier painted from prison. The statue has been exhibited in four other venues, in Washington, DC; Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to Rigo 23....
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:16PM
imageAdvocates Say Governor's $15 Billion Climate Package Fails to Address Fossil Fuels
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by Dan Bacher
Food & Water Watch’s California Director Alexandra Nagy released a statement in response to the Governor's press conference, noting that leaving out such as a “key accelerator” as drilling for fossil fuels is “wildly short sided.”...
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:15PM
textBernie Says: Vote No on Republican Recall Now to Sept 14 by 2 weeks to go
Senator Bernie Sanders, who won the California Democratic primary in 2020, is urging Californians to Vote No on the Republican Recall with our vote by mail ballot anytime from today through Sept 14. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYcWlMP0sYI...
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:50AM
imageCalifornia denies 42 new fracking permits, but approves 1,019 oil and gas permits
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by Dan Bacher
“It’s encouraging to see CalGEM denying more fracking permits, particularly as California weathers a devastating drought and wildfire season induced by climate change,” said Food & Water Watch’s California Director Alexandra Nagy. “This is progress. But make no mistake, it is not enough.”...
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:00AM
imageUC Davis Study Finds Dams Are Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation for Salmon and Trout
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by Dan Bacher
Ann Willis, the study’s lead author, says the solution to creating cold water habitat to stop the extinction of salmon and trout populations is to remove dams and restructure water management in California....
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:43AM
calendarDefend Voting Rights by Human Rights Working Group UUSF
1187 Franklin St. near the Corner of Franklin and Geary, San Francisco...
Event Date: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:00AM
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:09PM
textNo Republican Recall of Chesa Boudin, SF District Attorney by Stop Republican Recall
Not to be outdone by the Republican Recall attempt of Governor Newsom, San Francisco's 56,000 Republicans (12% of 449,000 voters in November 2020) and friends are also trying to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin by mailing a blank petition to San Francisco voters as the Nazi Republican Party has no other way to win anything in San Francisco. Do not fall for it; do not sign it....
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:13AM
imageCommissioner of Baseball, Robert D. Manfred Jr., threatens Oakland
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by Lynda Carson
Oakland A's:...
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:20PM
imageRallies in Bay Area for Voting Rights
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Bay Area residents mobilizing to demand Congress fight voter suppression and pass the For the People Act...
Posted: Thu Jul 8, 2021 2:12PM
imageAn Open Letter to City Council on Taxation
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by Steve Pleich
Council Needs to Tax Lodging and Property Transfers Before Asking Residents for More...
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:33AM
textWhat The City of Oakland Isn't Telling You About How They Obstruct Affordable Housing by POOR Magazine
For nearly 10 years, organizers at POOR Magazine, a poor/houseless/Black, Brown and Indigenous people-led grassroots organization deep in the heart of East Oakland, have been building Homefulness, a permanent housing solution with 8 no-cost housing units for formerly houseless individuals and families. It doesn’t get more affordable than free, but Homefulness has taken 10+ years to build due mostly to an endless barrage of permit and inspection fees, impossible timelines, and fines for taking...
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:45PM
imageMetropolitan Water District Board Hires Adel Hagekhalil As New General Manager
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by Dan Bacher
On May 28, a broad coalition of groups sent a letter to the board supporting the hiring of Adel Hagekhalil....
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:08PM
imageMajor Spike in Dead Juvenile Salmon on Klamath River Reported by Yurok Fisheries Department
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by Dan Bacher
The Tribe said the disease is expected to eliminate an entire year class of fish, which will reduce the Klamath River’s already imperiled salmon runs for many years to come....
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:38PM
imageAs massive Klamath fish kill continues, Karuk Tribe declares state of climate emergency
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by Dan Bacher
“Our monitoring traps are full of dead juvenile salmon,” said Toz Soto, Fisheries Program Manager for the Karuk Tribe. “The few fish still alive are infected with disease. It’s a catastrophic blow to the fishery and Karuk culture.”...
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:34PM
imageEndangered Sacramento Winter Chinook Salmon are dying before spawning below Keswick
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by Dan Bacher
On Friday, May 21, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reported that endangered winter-run Chinook salmon are dying before they can spawn from exposure to water released from Shasta Dam that is too hot for fish to survive....
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:04PM
imageCatastrophic juvenile fish kill unfolds on Klamath River
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by Dan Bacher
“Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation,” said Frankie Myers, the Yurok Tribe’s Vice Chairman. “This disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario.”...
Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 6:28PM
textCalifornia to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045 by Dan Bacher
Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later....
Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:10AM
imageSalmon advocates criticize Governor for promoting Sites Dam, voluntary agreements during drought
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by Dan Bacher
Salmon and environmental justice advocates criticized Newsom for using the drought to advocate for Sites Reservoir in Northern California and for his agribusiness-backed voluntary agreements that have held up badly-needed state actions to save salmon and other imperiled fish species from extinction....
Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 9:58AM