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image Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors 480_standing_rock_statement_winnemem_wintu_tribe_1.jpg by Winnemem Wintu Tribe
"On behalf of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, as Chief, I send you our support. We believe that “We are One” in the struggle to protect Mother Earth. We stand with you with the position you have taken as a nation, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline." -- Chief Caleen Sisk...
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:21PM
text Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., August 17, 2016 — In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The federal agency said in a letter that it is undergoing consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has adjusted grazing manag...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:23PM
image Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon 480_klamath_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We take this threat to our fish very seriously, and we’re looking at every option to protect our fish. We don’t want to go through another catastrophe like the fish kill in 2002, and we will do anything we can to avoid that outcome this year,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:19PM
image CTC Whistleblower Kathy Carroll Jury Awards $3.1 M AG Harris & Brown In Cover-Up 480_carroll_kathy_justice_for_her_and_diana_mansker_1.jpg by repost
CTC State Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll Wins Nearly $3.1 Million In Lawsuit against CTC, supervisors and state for retaliation over whistleblowing. AG Kamala Harris And Governor Brown Spent Millions Fighting Whistleblower’s Lawsuit And Defense of CTC Misdeeds. The trial exposed a illegal effort by numerous CTC top officials and Ting Sun the chair to fire Kathy Carroll because of her going to the State Senator Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg for an audit of the agency. AGKamala Harris and Governor ...
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:58PM
image Big Oil Money Gushes Over Sacramento, LA Times & Brown's Dirty Hands 480_02c97ff5-a357-41d4-9968-acd2b62c2233_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"If you can count on anything, it’s WSPA (Western States Petroleum Association) throwing down some serious cash on lobbying," said Stop Fooling California in their latest newsletter, the Crude Truth. " And this quarter was no exception." Graphic courtesy of http://stopfoolingca.org/...
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:53PM
image Consumer Watchdog slams Jerry Brown over receiving $9.8 million in fossil fuel donations 480_brownsdirtyhands_0_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In over 30 years of covering fish, water, conservation and environmental justice in California, this is one of the most significant and disturbing reports about regulatory capture and “play to pay" politics I have ever read. "Brown's Dirty Hands" graphic courtesy of Consumer Watchdog....
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:27PM
image Delta Tunnels Opponents Request 30-Day Extension for Submitting Documents 480_800_standing_up_for_delta_estuary_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
I am not aware of a single example in US or world history where the construction of a project that takes more water out of a river or estuary has resulted in the restoration of that river or estuary. Protesting the Delta Tunnels in February 2014 in the Westlands Water District. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:03PM
image Commission will consider petition to reduce striped bass and black bass populations 480_delta_smelt_in_hand2_usfws_peter_johnsen_2008_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
David J. Ostrach Ph.D., Chief Scientist of Ostrach Consulting, emphasized that if the Commission does change the regulations so that smaller striped bass are being caught and kept, it would likely cause a decrease in striped bass predation on other fish, such as the inland silversides, that pose a greater danger to salmon and Delta smelt. “If you remove young (up to 3-4-year-old) striped bass by fishing or otherwise reduce their numbers, then the silverside population would increase,” said...
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:54AM
image Legislature to Audit Funding for Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels 220px-eggman_headshot.jpg by Dan Bacher
“A project this expensive, and potentially destructive to the San Francisco Bay-Delta, deserves scrutiny and public oversight,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta....
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:39PM
image Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial 480_carroll_kathy_justice_for_her_and_diana_mansker_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Supporters of fired Commission on Teacher Credentialing Kathleen Carroll spoke out about the importance of the case. Carrie Clark is with the CA Healthy Workplace Advocates group read a statement prepared by the organization in defense of Carroll...
Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2016 9:56PM
image State and Feds Release New Biological Assessment of Delta Tunnels Plan 480_delta_smelt_in_hand2_usfws_peter_johnsen_2008_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Opponents of the project are currently reviewing the environmental assessment. In reaction to the new document, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta, said: “While we are still working through the document, it is clear the increased presence of toxic algal blooms will be a threat to species, and, thus, public health. As it has been every step of the way, the devil is in the details. What the Brown Administration sells as solutions through public relations ends ...
Posted: Mon Aug 8, 2016 10:34AM
calendar Music against Fascism! (A Fundraiser for Sacramento Antifa) 480_flyer_antifa_fundraiser_1.jpeg by Direct Action Monterey Network
Old Capitol Books, 599 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey...
Event Date: Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2016 10:34AM
calendar Dispatches from the War Zone - Presentation 480_001_book_cover_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Redding - downstairs in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, on the northeast corner of South and East Streets....
Event Date: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 5, 2016 9:24PM
image Because I Said So. . . 480_screen_shot_2016-08-03_at_1.30.39_pm.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Fresno police officer Rudy Ruiz stopped Jesse Paz and his daughter from getting on a bus at Manchester Center in Fresno. We want to know why....
Posted: Wed Aug 3, 2016 1:41PM
text UFW will ‘sound the alarm’ on suspected heat deaths of farm workers in Kern County area by via United Farm Workers
Bakersfield, Calif.—Amid reports of multiple suspected deaths of farm workers from the heat in and around Kern County, United Farm Workers leaders will “sound the alarm” on proactive steps all employers should immediately take to prevent fatalities and illness when temperatures hit triple digits. The UFW and UFW Foundation are actively investigating reports of as many as three recent fatalities involving farm workers in the Kern County region....
Posted: Tue Aug 2, 2016 11:49PM
image Legal victory by fishing groups could 'pull rug out' from Delta Tunnels plan 480_800_fishing_boats_on_san_joaquin_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This ruling pulls the rug out from underneath the Governor’s so-called WaterFix project because the WaterFix assumes incorrectly that Reclamation must strive to deliver the ‘full contract amounts’ under its interim contracts," said Stephan Volker, attorney for the two organizations. "That assumption violates federal law, as the Ninth Circuit clearly holds in this ruling." Anglers in boats fishing on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue Aug 2, 2016 6:37PM
image Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses carroll__kathleen.png by Labor Video Project
Kathleen Carroll, a lawyer and fired whistleblower at the California Commission on Credentialing is facing accusations of being a sexual harasser and "stalker" at the trial at Sacramento County Court on August 1, 2016. She exposed a massive backlog of credentials for teachers that were not being processed, forced a state audit and was fired in retaliation....
Posted: Tue Aug 2, 2016 7:55AM
text Families Demand a Repeal of Peace Officers Bill of Rights! by Anita Wills
On August 18th Families from all over California whose loved ones died at the hands of Law Enforcement gather for a Rally & Protest in Sacramento California. The Families are demanding a Repeal of the Peace Officers Bill of Rights....
Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2016 11:49PM
calendar Equal Justice Rally & Protest Sacramento (Change of Date) 480_equaljusticerally2016_1.jpg by Families United Against Police Brutality
California Governor's Mansion 16th & H Street Sacramento California...
Event Date: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2016 9:17PM
image Brown Hires Bruce Babbitt As New Point Man For Delta Tunnels 220px-bruce_babbitt.jpg by Dan Bacher
It is clear that Bruce Babbitt, like the governor that he is now working for, has two faces. One is the “environmentalist” image that he continues to promote. The other face is a long time cheerleader for environmentally devastating projects like the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump and the Arizona Snowbowl fiasco, so it should be no surprise that Babbitt is now receiving a $10,000 a month salary from the Department of Water Resources to promote the most environmentally destructive public work...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:34AM