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image Comments on Shasta Dam raise proposal due on Monday, January 14! 480_no_dam_raise_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
The deadline for email delivery or postmark of comments against the Shasta Dam Raise is TODAY, Monday, January 14, 2019 (email by 11:59 a.m.)...
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:09AM
image Fall CDFW Fish Survey Finds Zero Delta Smelt 480_delta_smelt__2_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Not only is the Delta smelt on the brink of extinction, but there are several species lined up behind it,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). “Governor Brown’s legacy is likely to be several extinctions of fish that flourished in this estuary for millennia.” ...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:30PM
image A Celebration of the Justice for Oscar Grant Protesters 120_riotswork.jpg by Dave Id
January 1, 2019, marks ten years since the murder of Oscar Grant by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle. In the lead up to this grim anniversary, a number of articles, multimedia pieces, radio programs, and television news segments have been produced to commemorate the occasion. Especially moving are those that give voice to Oscar's family and friends. But it's rare to see significant tribute paid to the fact that were it not for the vigor and relentlessness of protesters and activists, ...
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:09PM
text Public Housing Authorities May Delay Payments To Section 8 Landlords In January by Lynda Carson
In HUD’s contingency plan it mentions that the ‘Housing Choice Voucher Program’ (Section 8 voucher program) is funded on a calendar year basis, and that the monthly payments for November and December of 2018 are scheduled to be made timely. However, the contingency plan does not clearly state where the funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program) will come from for January of 2019, or beyond, if the federal government shutdown is still on-going during January 201...
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:04PM
text Progressive slates are formed for the upcoming ADEM election by Steven Mazliach
Make sure to vote in the upcoming ADEM elections in the Democratic party to elect progressive representatives to the statewide body....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:41PM
text 2019 Oakland Greens free movie series by Vicente Cruz
On January 27th, 2019, the Oakland Greens (OGP) will recommence their “FREE Dinner & Movie Discussion Night” held on the “Last Sundays” of every month except November & December. Join them for what will be yet another year of provocative movies followed by a thoughtful discussion led by the OGP’s Coordinator Vicente Cruz. As usual, the door at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store, at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in the historical Temescal District, will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will ...
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:41PM
image Controversial Delta Tunnels Documents Exposed Day After Governor Says "They'll Be Built" 480_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“They’ll be built in a timely responsible way,” Brown said in reference to both the Delta Tunnels and High Speed Rail projects....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:42PM
image State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River 480_save_california_s_salmon_staff_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Members of California Indian Tribes spoke in support of the San Joaquin water flow standard at the hearing. “The destruction of the rivers is genocide on the fish and the genocide on fish is the genocide of the indigenous people of these rivers,” Mahlija Florendo, Yurok/Karuk/Hupa, and organizer for Save California’s Salmon, told the board before the vote. “So I am here today to tell you that these flows are critical to the land, the rivers, the fish and the people. No dams, no diversions,...
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20PM
text Is Housing a Human Right? by Keanu Thompson
With the current housing crisis in the Bay Area, there is a question of responsibility for those displaced by gentrification. Housing inequities can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century and the effects can be seen today....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09PM
image State Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation of Greenway Campaign Finance Violations 480_california_fair_political_practices_commission_1.jpg by Coastal Rail & Trail
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened an investigation of Greenway Capitola for finance and disclosure violations in connection with the recent Measure L campaign in the City of Capitola....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:05PM
image Tenant activist condemns President Trump for threatening to shut down federal government 480_20181208_163714_1_1_1.jpg by Lynda Carson
Photo of tenant activist Lynda Carson condemning President Donald Trump on December 8, 2018, for threatening to shut down the federal government. The symbolism of condemning President Trump in front of the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) at 1540 Webster Street downtown Oakland, is justified because a government shut down would threaten tens of thousands of renters in Oakland being assisted by the OHA including veterans, the elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and low-income families in public...
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:41PM
image City Awards Police 12.5 Percent Raise, Bypasses Public Input 480_opd_1.jpg by Oakland Post
The Oakland City Council, bypassing opportunities for public input, rushed to approve a Schaaf administration agreement with the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) that gives officers a 12.5 percent raise over the next five years and locks in controversial provisions that reform advocates say are hampering efforts to strengthen police accountability....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:30PM
document Last Council Meeting of 2018 What's Missing? Freeze/Just Eviction Protection Extension! red_church_flyer_12-10-18.pdf_140_.jpg by Robert Norse
In the last regular scheduled Council meeting of the year outgoing Mayor Terrazas won't put on the agenda an item to extend the Rent Freeze/Just Eviction Protection that the Council passed overwhelmingly in February. That measure expires on today December 11th once the election results are accepted by the Council. It leaves tenants vulnerable to exorbitant rental increases. I have written several letters demanding the "progressive" Council members (who constitute a majority in the middle o...
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:16AM
calendar Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal by Melanie
Civic Center San Francisco California 94102...
Event Date: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30AM
Posted: Sat Dec 8, 2018 8:51AM
image Brown administration withdraws key document necessary for Delta Tunnels approval karla_nemeth.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This is a great day for the Delta Protection Act,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. “We are thrilled about DWR's withdrawal from the consistency determination process.”...
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:30PM
image This is Why We Have a Hard Time Electing Progressives in Fresno 480_img_5503_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Voting repression in Fresno is exposed....
Posted: Tue Dec 4, 2018 11:43AM
calendar Santa Cruz City Council Special Meeting: Renter Protections 480_rent-control_santa-cruz_1.jpg by Power Surge Tenants Rights / Oleada de Inquilinos
City Hall: 809 Center St, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Dec 2, 2018 5:35PM
image Governor Jerry Brown backs deal to increase pumping Delta water to Big Ag 480_zinke_and_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Brown just capitulated to Trump and his crony, David Bernhardt," said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). "Heck of a way to end eight years as governor."...
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:26PM
image CA PUC Protested Over PG&E Mass Destruction & Murders And Collusion "You Are A Murderer” 480_puc_grabbing_banner_by_police_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Protests took place at the California Public Utility Commission at the complete failure to regulate PG&E along with other utilities. Speakers demanded the prosecution of PG&E executives and the take over of the utilities to make them under the control of the public....
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18PM
image Delta Council Staff Finds CA WaterFix Inconsistent with Delta Plan, Chair Urges Withdrawal 480_img_6414_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Since the Delta Stewardship Council must find that WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan before DWR can begin construction of WaterFix facilities, “It now appears that there is almost no chance that Delta tunnels will be approved and begin construction before Governor Brown leaves office in January 2019," according to Chris Shutes of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)....
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48PM