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text How Semantics Could Change Our Lives by M. A. Campbell
published op-ed...
Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:47PM
image Amazon indigenous leaders and allies call on CA to phase out oil production & processing 480_32928245_1951979868180796_6527952614603096064_o_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Chevron wields enormous political influence in the state, since it is one of the biggest contributors in the state to political campaigns every year. Chevron and the Western States Petroleum Association also regularly top the list of spenders on lobbying in Sacramento. Photo by David Solnit....
Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:29PM
image Rep. Calvert introduces rider to spending bill banning lawsuits against Delta Tunnels 480_ken_calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) that represents sport and commercial salmon fishermen and related businesses, said salmon and other West Coast fish species “will be wiped out if the current version of the tunnels is built, which is why GGSA and allies are already in court calling for a fair legal review.”...
Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:05PM
image State, water contractors move forward quickly with Delta Tunnels construction plans 480_sacramento_river_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If the Delta Tunnels are built, project opponents say San Francisco Bay-Delta and West Coast fisheries will be decimated while not one drop of new water will be created....
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:35AM
image Ag. land in Concord used for parking, not growing 480_ag._map.jpg by Encourage Local Farming
The city of Concord and the Markham Arboretum Society has been using a parcel of Ag (agriculture) land for overflow parking. Land that could and should be used to grow food, is held in perpetuity as a space to park cars 7 days out of the year....
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:46AM
text State agency fails to protect vulnerable communities from pesticide exposure, report finds by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Department of Pesticide Regulation receives poor grades in 2nd annual agency assessment...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:00PM
image Bills to stop new oil drilling off California coast go into suspense file 480_regina__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the Western States Petroleum Association spent $2,025,000 to promote the Big Oil agenda, including stopping AB 1775 and SB 834, according to documents filed with the California Secretary of State on April 30. Photo: Regina Chichizola, of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) and Save California's Salmon, holds her son, Malcolm, as she speaks out against new offshore oil drilling at a press conference in Sacramento in February w...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:32PM
text “A Change In Semantics: How A Shift in Vocabulary Can Save The World” by M. A. Campbell
This piece is meant to bring change within ourselves and to realize that the natural world needs our help to prevent pollution. We can do this by simply changing the ways in which we articulate meaning through semantics....
Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:51PM
calendar Real Climate Leadership: How California Can Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground? by 350.org
Scottish Rite Center 1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612...
Event Date: Mon May 14, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:40AM
calendar 15th Annual World Naked Bike Ride - San Francisco 2018 No-Hemi Part I 480_wnbr_lombard_bottom_2018_cvr_1.jpg by World Naked Bike Ride - San Francisco
1 Ferry Building Plaza, San Francisco We meet between the Farmers Market and the Starbucks on the elevated are along the water's edge and the sidewalk...
Event Date: Sat Jun 9, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:10PM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Votes 4-3 to Support Twin Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Dozens of local ratepayers Tuesday and in previous meetings testified as to the adverse impacts the project would have, including raising water rates for low income families and devastating the Delta and West Coast fisheries, but the Board nonetheless voted for the project under tremendous pressure from Governor Jerry Brown and the Metropolitan Water District. Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbar...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 9:12PM
image Groups Accuse Metropolitan Water District of Violating Brown Act 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
Brenna Norton, senior organizer with Food & Water Watch, commented, “This is a bad idea no matter what – but transparency is ultimately what allows people to hold their government accountable. Metropolitan Water District staff and directors, working with Governor Brown, colluded to round up votes to use SoCal ratepayer and taxpayer money to subsidize Central Valley farmers.”...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 8:21AM
calendar Rivers of Change: Finding Hope in the Re-emergence of a River - Rebecca Solnit, Mae Boeve 480_drowned_2_1.jpg by Green Arcade
McRoskey Mattress Factory The Third Floor 1687 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Wed May 9, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Sat May 5, 2018 12:59PM
image Trump Fracking Leases Threaten Already Smog-choked Communities 480_white_river_taylor_mckinnon_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Utah, Colorado, Texas Among Areas Exceeding Federal Smog Limits...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 6:45PM
document Lawsuit Challenges Permit to Drill New Oil Wells in Monterey County 18-05-03-ceqa-petition-and-exhibits.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY Calif., May 3, 2018 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today against the Monterey County Board of Supervisors over a permit that allows drilling oil and gas wells in an undeveloped oilfield in Hames Valley....
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 6:40PM
image No-Bid Contracts, Toxic Waste and Drakes Estero 480_skoff-truck_1.jpg by Russian River Times
What do Drakes Estero, Hunter’s Point, and the Sonoma Fires have in common?...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 9:28AM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Postpones Vote on Delta Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Regardless of the SCVWD’s decision next week, this fight is far from over," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "We will pack up our picket signs and head home when Governor Brown, or the future Governor of California puts a stop to MWD’s relentless process to see this project through at any cost." Photo - Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbara Keegan, District...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 8:42AM
calendar Art Talk + Geology Walk by Mills College Art Museum, Hannah Perrine Mode
Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd in Oakland...
Event Date: Mon May 7, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 11:55AM
text Once again... People's Park needs your support by Park Advocate
The foliage in People's Park is thinner this year. Another tree is gone, and various bushes and shrubs have disappeared. UC Berkeley has further whittled away at the park, and a new press release from the UC states that development plans are to be revealed after this academic year ends....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 10:03PM
image California's Love Affair with Big Oil: from marine 'protection' to cap-and-trade 480_platformholly_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
There is no doubt that Brown’s support of increased offshore and onshore drilling in California occurs within the larger context of the capture of the state’s regulatory apparatus by Big Oil, Big Gas and other Big Money interests....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 6:24PM