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image WSPA tops lobbyist spending with $16.6 million this session 480_wspa_president_meme.jpg by Dan Bacher
In a shocking example of deep regulatory capture that state officials and some environmental NGOs don’t want to discuss, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the WSPA President, chaired the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create questionable "marine protected areas" in Southern California from 2009 to 2012 as the oil industry was fracking coastal waters. She also served on the task forces to create "marine protected areas" on the Central Coast, North Central Coast and North Coast from 2004 ...
Posted: Fri Nov 4, 2016 8:40AM
image El Cajon Police Return Medical Cannabis - Another Success for the Patient Community 480_shapiro-with-cannabis_1.jpg by Terrie Best / CA Campaign for Safe Access
While ultimately the Court confirmed that the law was on SDAC’s side, there is little recourse to make up for the financial and emotional toll of such an ordeal....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:14AM
image Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews 120_800_scmpas.jpg by Dan Bacher
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plan proposes to postpone regional scientific reviews of the effectiveness of “marine protected areas” from once every five years, as originally promised, to once every 10 years....
Posted: Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:34PM
image Ten Minutes to a Not Guilty Verdict in San Diego Medical Marijuana Concentrate Case 120_john-mazula-trial-san-diego.jpg by via Terrie Best
It is hard to say exactly when the San Diego District Attorney’s Office lost their cannabis extraction case against legal patient John Mazula....
Posted: Sun Mar 6, 2016 9:19AM
image Perjury Entangles Sheriff Deputy in Embarrassing Web As Activists Look On 120_fuck-growers-marijuana.jpg by via Terrie Best
The prosecution rested their case after not having proven anything but that law enforcement are experts at reciting how to make butane honey oil. They were to have proven John was making BHO, they didn’t do it. And, there’s no honey oil, no blasted plant material, no used filters, piles of empty butane tanks or lengths of glass tubing to help them either....
Posted: Thu Mar 3, 2016 12:22PM
image Day One of John Mazula's Medical Marijuana Trial - Presecution's Case Built on Dishonesty 120_court-support-for-john-mazula-el-cajon-courthouse.jpg by via Terrie Best
On March 1, the prosecution began its case against John Mazula, who is charged with manufacturing medical cannabis concentrates. Our jury, seated yesterday afternoon, is mostly white men and three white women. It took all Monday morning to vet them as unbiased in favor of police....
Posted: Wed Mar 2, 2016 7:47PM
text California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal....
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
image Cal State U. faculty to mark start of a Strike Vote with Picketlines, Theater, Rallies 120_california_faculty_association.jpg by via California Faculty Association
A Strike Authorization Vote by the faculty who teach in the 23-campus California State University system begins online and in person at 9 am on Monday, October 19. The vote continues through 5 pm October 28....
Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:03PM
image The Che Cafe Must Stay! 120_24mar15che.jpg by IndyRadio
Across the country, students meeting spaces on campus are being replaced by commercial shopping malls and fast food courts. Student controlled venues are being driven out to remove the competition with this encroaching exploitation. At UCSD, the Student Union is one of the largest - with 30,000 "customers" daily. Here, students defend the legacy of the University as they Occupy the Che Cafe'...
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:47PM
image Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling 120_offshore-oil-drilling-1038x576.jpg by Dan Bacher
"The oil spill near Refugio State Beach is a stark reminder of the dangerous risks expanded oil drilling poses to Santa Barbara County’s environment and its residents’ quality of life," said Becca Claassen, Santa Barbara County Organizer of Food & Water Watch. Photo of offshore oil rig courtesy of theecoreport.com....
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:03PM
image A whale of a conflict of interest: Big oil lobbyist's oversight of marine protected areas 120_scmpas.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Western State Petroleum Association President's role as Chair of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force for the South Coast is undoubtedly one of the most overt conflicts of interest in recent years, but it's just one example of the conflicts of interests that infest environmental politics in California....
Posted: Thu Apr 9, 2015 5:00PM
calendar Rally To Protect The Ché Café 120_protect-che-cafe-ucsd.jpg by
Ché Café Collective 1000 Scholars Drive, La Jolla, California 92093...
Event Date: Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:30PM
image Oil lobbyist/former MLPA chair praises release of fracking EIR 120_scmpas_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“While we are pleased with the state's process on implementing Senate Bill 4, it is important to note the draft EIR contemplates hypothetical development scenarios and provides a high level review. To date, well stimulation in California has never been associated with any known adverse environmental impacts,” claimed Reheis-Boyd. California Department of Fish and Wildlife map of South Coast marine protected areas created under the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act Initiative. Wh...
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:33PM
image 30,000 people demand that Big Oil Brown halt offshore fracking 120_scmpas.jpg by Dan Bacher
This rampant fracking has only become possible because of the cozy relationship between federal and state regulators and the oil industry, the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in Sacramento. The American Lung Association's Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing has just released a new report revealing that the oil industry spent $70 million on lobbyists in California since 2009. California Department of Fish and Wildlife map of so-called "marine protected areas" created on the ...
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:19PM
image Save the Ché Café photo blog 120_che-cafe-stage.jpg by via cb
If you would like to help save the Che, please donate to the fund from their website, and spread the word! They are now facing a possible imminent eviction, and there may likely be a confrontation with police....
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 12:49PM
calendar #O22 Nat'l Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Repression & the Criminalization of a 120_oct22.jpg by United Against Police Terror
Wednesday, October 22at 6:30pm City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex 3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, California 92105...
Event Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:02AM
image Great Zine on Collective Housing Strategies and Tactics 120_zine-cover_1.jpg by The Ant Hill Collective
D.I.Y. distro of a zine that serves as a tool and resource guide on the logistics, strategies, tactics and general theory and practice of collectives and cooperative housing projects as they relate to building political power from the grass roots to the global. Please help spread the word!...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:02PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect San Diego's Vanishing Wetlands From Airport Runway Project 2014-8-14_brown_field_esa_notice_letter_faa.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN DIEGO— Conservation groups today formally notified the Federal Aviation Administration of plans to file a lawsuit to protect sensitive wetlands and endangered species at the Brown Field Municipal Airport near the San Diego border with Mexico (see PDF). The FAA is funding a runway reconstruction project and failed to include protections for rare wildlife species that live in vernal pools at the airport, such as the San Diego fairy shrimp and San Diego button-celery. A coalition of conserva...
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:40PM
calendar Black and Pink-San Diego PUNK SPA FUNDRAISER by Black and Pink SD
*********THE ADDRESS WILL BE SENT TO THOSE THAT RSVP TO sandiego@blackandpink.org...
Event Date: Sat Aug 9, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:55AM
calendar TLGB Community Members DEMAND Police Accountability 120_chiefwithlgbt.jpg by Cathy Mendonca
When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Where: @ Cherokee Point Elementary / 3735 38th St...
Event Date: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:47AM