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image Restore the Delta, Dr. Jeffrey Michael respond to Delta Tunnels benefit/cost analysis 480_img_5753_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In his initial response, Dr. Jeffrey Michael, the Executive Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific, pointed out out four major flaws in the analysis, including the assumption of a “massive new subsidy” for agricultural users cost share from urban water user and the dependence of the positive benefit-cost on a “dubious new benefit”: the value of sea-level rise protection benefits. Photo: The iconic Rio Vista Bridge crossing the Sacramento R...
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:40PM
image Jerry Brown announces satellite launch as frontline communities protest oil drilling expansion 480_carbon_pricing_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Regarding Brown’s call for launching a climate satellite, Zizi stated, “I felt it’s a joke to have this satellite to find out more statistics on climate change when during the Global Climate Action Summit, there were hundreds of people on the street who are on the front lines dealing with climate change on a daily basis. We have the truth. We have the statistics....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:04PM
text Cat Brooks’ Campaign for Mayor Raises Over $100,000 in Grassroots Donations by Oakland Post
Oakland mayoral candidate Cat Brooks announced that her campaign contributions have surpassed $100,000 in grassroots donations....
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:04PM
document Police Chief Mills Ducks Issue In the Wake of the Boise "No Jail for Sleep" Decision abbi_s_correspondence_with_mills_final.pdf_140_.jpg by Abbi Samuels and Robert Norse
City Council Ringleader David Terrazas cut off Freedom Sleeper activist Abbi Samuels at the City Council mike on September 4th as she denounced unlawful police action attacking sleeping homeless folks. This on the same day the 9th Circuit Court ruled supporting the homeless right to sue Boise for "cruel and unusual punishment" because ticketing and arresting homeless folks there when there is no real shelter alternative....
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:13PM
text Call Governor Jerry Brown To Veto AB-2178, Which Restricts Our Right To Share Free Food by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
The California Assembly and Senate have nearly unanimously passed AB-2178, which would impose new restrictions on individuals and community groups, like San Francisco Food Not Bombs, that share free meals. Please call the Governor’s office at 916 445 2841 and ask that AB 2178 be vetoed....
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44AM
image Who Owns California 2018: Big Oil and the Western States Petroleum Association 480_no_redd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Most of the news coverage by mainstream and alternative media of Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit from September 12 to 14 and the big protests by indigenous and front line communities against Jerry Brown's policies of carbon trading and expanding oil drilling in California has neglected one huge issue: Big Oil and the Western State's Petroleum Association's grip on CA politics. It's hard to report on the subservience of Jerry Brown and other politicians to the fossil fuel indust...
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:10PM
text 9/12/18 SF Board of Appeals Finally Approves Removal of Racist Statute by Power to the People
On September 12, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Appeals had a re-hearing on the appeal of Frear Stephen Schmid of the decision of the San Francisco Arts Commission to remove the racist statute depicting a Native American as subservient in San Francisco’s Civic Center. On 2/21/18, the Arts Commission had issued a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove this racist statue. Schmid appealed and on 4/18/18, this Board of Appeals granted the appeal 5 to 0! A rehearing was granted on June 13, 2...
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:49PM
text Outing the chapters of the nefarious Federalist Society of Northern California by Lynda Carson
In San Francisco, the nefarious Federalist Society has a chapter located in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, and attorney Joseph R. Rose is the contact person for the Federalist Society, at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP!...
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:45AM
image Santa Cruz City Council Considers Garage-Library 480_downtown_santa_cruz_library_garage_1.jpg by Rick Longinotti
The mayor confirmed that the Council will hear the City proposal for the garage-library on Tuesday at the 7pm session. Let’s plan to meet at 6:30pm outside the Council chambers with signs, etc....
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:58PM
calendar Fake Rent Control Alert 480_santa_cruz_for_rent_control_1.jpg by YES on M: Santa Cruz for Rent Control
City Hall 809 Center St,, Santa Cruz, California 95060...
Event Date: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:45PM
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 2:13PM
image Local climate activists to protest tar sands refining without proper review 480_img_3660-3_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
While California is often lauded as a “climate leader” and Governor Jerry Brown is praised as a “climate hero” in national and international media, the reality is much different, as we can see in the  widening gap between lofty California climate goals and the reality on the ground in the Bay Area and other refining centers in the state. Photo: Environmental justice advocates show in force at a BAAQMD meeting to protest the expansion of Tar Sands refining in the Bay Area. Photo by Peg Hunt...
Posted: Tue Sep 4, 2018 11:37PM
text 4 SF Supes, All Democrats, Oppose Prop 10 As Does Republican Party by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
At the September 4, 2018 San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, on the agenda at https://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/bag090418_agenda.pdf was an item, No. 30 or 180785, to support Proposition 10, the repeal of the disastrous Costa-Hawkins state law that forbids vacancy control, allowing landlords to raise rents sky high after a tenant in a rent-controlled unit moves out, causing a major housing crisis in San Francisco as there is now NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING for the workingclass. This sta...
Posted: Tue Sep 4, 2018 9:40PM
calendar No DAC for BART: BART Proposes Facial Recognition Surveillance Dragnet Part 2 by Oakland Privacy
BART Board Conference Room, 3rd floor, enter behind CVS off Thomas Berkley Way 2040 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA...
Event Date: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Sep 4, 2018 8:12AM
text Labor Day 2018: Election News by Save Affordable Rental Housing
The November 6, 2018 election will be a watershed election when we can and must stop the destruction of affordable housing in California with Proposition 10 and in San Francisco with Proposition C. Vote by mail starts October 9, 2018, and anyone can vote by mail. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so now online at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/ If you have moved, you must re-register....
Posted: Mon Sep 3, 2018 11:54AM
image Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA 480_dlqtrjfv4aab2s8_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018, “Brown’s administration has approved about 20,000 of them (total oil and gas wells). Offshore, where he has refused to close down existing leases, Sacramento has permitted four times more wells than the federal government has allowed in the deeper waters it controls.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:20PM
image Cat Brooks Commands, Schaaf Struggles in First Mayoral Debate 480_oaklandpost-2018mayordebate-cat-brooks-.-1-1170x761_1.jpg by Paul Cobb, Oakland Post
Last Thursday evening, the first debate of the 2018 Oakland Mayor’s race took place, hosted by the Democratic Party and multiple co-sponsors, and held at the Elihu Harris State Office Building auditorium in downtown Oakland....
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:11PM
image City Council Candidates: Boycott the Santa Mierda Hate Forum 480_steveschlicht_santamierda_takebacksantacruz_tbsc_1.jpg by No Hate Santa Cruz
Dear Santa Cruz City Council Candidates: This is a call for you to boycott the Santa Mierda homeless hate blog and the council candidates forum proposed recently on social media by the blog's semi-anonymous author, "Ben Dover". Please do not associate yourself in any way with the hatred that is spewed in the blog. There is no named author listed on the Santa Mierda blog's web pages, but the primary contributor's identity was revealed in 2017 by former Santa Cruz County Supervisorial candidate...
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:10PM
image Big Ag billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick donate $100,000 to Yes on Prop. 3 480_stewart-and-lynda-resnick-4-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Resnicks and Jerry Meral are leading advocates for the construction of the Delta Tunnels, a massive public works project that opponents say will destroy the Delta ecosystem and West Coast fisheries. Meral, in a moment of candor, infamously said in 2013, “The Delta cannot be saved.”...
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:40PM
image Brown's Last Chance activists arrested at State Capitol - photo essay 480_10._arm_in_arm_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
17-year-old Nalleli Cobo, a Los Angeles resident who was sickened by toxic emissions from the oil drilling site, AllenCo., near her home, said the Governor has it in his power to issue an executive order to protect communities from oil extraction that state scientists identified as being toxic in 2015....
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:50AM
image Fishermen, tribal members and conservationists push for increased flows on San Joaquin River 480_morning_star_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We must restore our rivers if we are going to have clean water and fish into the future,” said Morning Star Gali, Tribal Organizer for Save California Salmon and Pit River tribal member. “Large fires and lack of water supply are caused by climate change and wasteful water use practices, not environmental laws. Appropriate flows are needed for the health of our sacred rivers, to restore the health of our communities, and to protect the quality of California's water supply.”...
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:08PM