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image Tree Sitters Protest Sierra Pacific Industries Clearcut Logging 480_img_0184_1.jpg by KP
Forest Defenders in Humboldt County took to the trees on forestland owned by Sierra Pacific Industries, California's most massive clear cutter and largest landowner. They are defending old growth and mature trees on a timber plan very close to where they have been defending forests on Humboldt Redwood Co. land....
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:02PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site 480_woolsey_fire_satellite_image_november_9_2018.jpg by John Laforge, CounterPunch
The Woolsey Fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned, according to the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility which has investigated Santa Susana Field Laboratory radiation risks for 30 years....
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48PM
image Department of Pesticide Regulation rejects Federal Court Order to ban chlorpyrifos 480_pesticide-0282_1.jpg by Sarait Martinez
Rejecting the order of the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court to end the use of a brain-harming pesticide, state regulators November 15th announced a set of interim recommended measures aimed at limiting exposure to the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, known to cause permanent brain damage in young children. But the measures fall far short of the ban many are calling for. State regulators have found that young children in California risk permanent neurotoxic effects from exposure to uns...
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:42PM
image City of Santa Cruz Announces Park Closures 480_rincon-fire-santa-cruz-county-november-2018-1_1.jpg by Alex Darocy
Due to a recent string of "suspicious" fires, the City of Santa Cruz today announced the closure of the following parks: Pogonip, Arana Gulch, Moore Creek, DeLaveaga, and Arroyo Seco. "Police and Fire Investigators have aggressively investigated every fire, which has resulted in five arrests in the past four weeks," a press release from the city states. The parks will be closed indefinitely. [Top Photo: The Rincon Fire.]...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:12PM
image UCSC Students Initiate Petition to Close Campus Due to Poor Air Quality 480_california_wildfires_2018_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
Students at the University of California, Santa Cruz have initiated a petition calling for the closure of campus due to poor air quality from the California wildfires. Over 700 individuals have signed the electronic petition so far. One individual commented on the website that they felt like they were "back in Beijing". Another wrote: "I don't want lung cancer". Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/uc-santa-cruz-administration-closing-campus-due-to-poorair-quality-uc-santa-cruz...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:51PM
text DPR Recommends Interim Restrictions on Use of Chlorpyrifos by Charlotte Fadipe
In an ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recommended new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos....
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10AM
image California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site 480_ssfl-aerial-start-of-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis
The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: “Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab’s] 2,850-acre facility.”...
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:55PM
image Thousands of Prisoner Firefighters Combating Wildfires in California Today 480_california-fires-november-14-2018.jpg by Dave Id
Among those brave enough to combat fires by taking on such dangerous duties as creating containment lines in hot zones are thousands of people enslaved by the prison industrial complex. For instance, two hundred are involved with fighting the ongoing Camp Fire. The California Department of Corrections seems proud that this past summer 58 of them were kids....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:45PM
image California Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles 480_humpback_whale_entanglements_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Thursday’s opening of California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is clouded by the outbreak of a powerful neurotoxin and continuing concerns about the fishery entangling endangered whales and sea turtles. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Nov. 15 season opener will not include areas north of Bodega Head because of high levels of domoic acid found in crabs there....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18PM
calendar Save Berkeley's People's Park by Gardening! 480_mj_1.jpg by Darin
People's Park, Berkeley North West corner of the garden...
Event Date: Sat Dec 1, 2018 12:00AM
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:52PM
image Hundreds Missing in Most Deadly and Destructive Wildfire in California History 480_campfire4-unicornriot.jpg by Wes, Unicorn Riot
Butte County, CA – Dozens have died and hundreds are missing in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California’s history. Unicorn Riot is in the evacuation zone documenting the unfolding disaster. The fire started on Camp Creek Road and has been officially named the ‘Camp Fire’. At just 50% containment [updated 11/17 ed.], it is continuing to rage near Chico, and Oroville, California...
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:06PM
calendar Time to Wake Up! Presentation and Author Talk 480_earth_1.jpg by Van Luong
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, SanFrancisco, Ca 94102...
Event Date: Sat Dec 8, 2018 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:56PM
calendar East Bay DSA Night School: Capitalism vs Nature by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
East Bay Community Space 507 55th St, Oakland, CA, 94609...
Event Date: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:02AM
calendar 731: How America Exploited Japan's Bio Weapons Crimes by Pacific Atrocities Education/Paul Johnson Fil
Pacific Atrocities Education 730 Commercial St. San Francisco 94108...
Event Date: Thu Dec 6, 2018 6:30PM
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:19PM
image Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown 480_chatsworth-substation-ssfl_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Electric Substation at Santa Susana Field Laboratory Tripped Two Minutes Before Fire Reported...
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:19PM
calendar The Fifth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair - Fighting for the Air We Breathe zinn_poster_2018.pdf_140_.jpg by Howard Zinn Book Fair
City College of San Francisco Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110...
Event Date: Sun Dec 2, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:39PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up 480_santa-susana-field-laboratory-woolsey-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
The Woolsey Fire began on the property of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01AM
image Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California 480_brown_vs._trump_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Protecting the health of our coastal waters is essential to our commitment to conserving the ecosystem and marine life necessary for our maritime culture,” said Mati Waiya, executive director of Wishtoyo Foundation. “The decision by honorable Judge Gutierrez upholds the law that ensures the health of our ocean waters. We all celebrate this decision that honors the rights of our maritime resources.”...
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:24PM
calendar BLM to Host Cotoni-Coast Dairies Public Access Workshops 480_cotoni-coast_dairies_santa_cruz_national_monument_1.jpg by Save Cotoni-Coast Dairies
Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon...
Event Date: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 11:15PM
text 11/9/18 Choking Smoke in SF from No. Cal Fire by Smoke In My Eyes
The entire 27,000 population of Paradise, 180 miles north of San Francisco, fled a raging fire on 11/8/18. See https://www.truthdig.com/articles/tens-of-thousands-flee-fast-moving-northern-california-fire/ San Francisco is now filled with smoke from this fire. The EPA claims our air is now "moderate." The truth is it gets in our eyes, nose and throat. See http://www.sparetheair.org/stay-informed/todays-air-quality/five-day-forecast...
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 2:34AM