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Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2
Michael Brodsky, the attorney for the Save the California Delta Alliance, was encouraged by today’s decision by the California Water Fix hearing team. “It’s a recognition that this is a very serious situation and that the ultimate outcome of the hearings could be irrevocably tainted if they don’t take some action on the ethical violations that have taken place,” said Brodsky. “They gave the Department of Water Resources until Friday to respond. It might have been better to REQUIRE DWR to r...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:32PM
2018 California Black History Month ~ 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush
Our ongoing journey towards sustaining an inclusive exhaustive treatment of our California Pan African Heritage includes scientific evidence, primary source documents and powerful oral traditions that predate Baja California conquest during the Age of Sail....
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:06PM
Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing. We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
A panel discussion on the political economy of health care
Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Room 9, Sacramento....
Event Date: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:30AM
Lawsuit Challenges Tulare County's Flawed Plan to Limit Harmful Greenhouse Pollution From Industrial Cattle Operations
VISALIA, Calif., January 11, 2018 — Conservation groups sued Tulare County today for approving a climate action plan for giant feedlots and other industrial cattle operations that would worsen air quality and undercut California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47PM
Al fresco in Fresno
The 22nd year of Fresno Food Not Bombs Saturday serving celebrates with a fundraiser Sunday January 14th, 2018....
Posted: Mon Jan 8, 2018 11:42AM
Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
Women's March Modesto: "Hear Our Vote!" Rallies & March 2018
MODESTO, CA: Starting point--W Briggsmore Ave & McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350. Gather at Briggsmore and McHenry Ave, then march to Graceada Park Pavilion...
Event Date: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 9:32AM
Women's March Fresno: "HEAR OUR VOTE!" Rally & March 2018
FRESNO, CA: E Nees Ave & N Fresno St, Fresno 93720, Gather at the corner of Nees and Fresno...
Event Date: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:59AM
The Fate of KPFA
January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control....
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 11:16AM
Remembering and Preserving the Black Church in Gold Rush California
High above the confluence of the North and South Fork of the American River Basin, Negro Hill, California was an amazing Gold Rush era Black Agriculture community where some residents had enslaved experience farming, escaping “previous condition of servitude” in the deep south and other residents were born free in the New England region of America had high culture and cognition of Ancient African wisdom. What was common and consistent today, was a belief in GOD and regular church attendance....
Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2018 10:09PM
Delta smelt numbers reach new low as Trump admin. aims to increase pumping
There “is no easy answer” why the smelt declined even in a record water year when biologists would have expected a rebound, according to Dr. Peter B Moyle, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. “The answer is that we really don't know. The best explanation I can think of is that numbers are so low that an increase (or decrease) in the index would not be detectable with the FMT sampling,” he...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26AM
'The Twelve Days of Jerry' Christmas Song and Animation
As a satirical songwriter, I really appreciate a well-written and nicely-performed song. As Jerry Brown keeps promoting his pro-Big Oil and pro-Big Gas environmental policies after receiving over $9.8 million from oil and gas companies and utilities, Consumer Watchdog released an animation featuring Governor Jerry Brown and an updated "Twelve Days of Christmas" song highlighting his support for fossil fuels and dirty energy policies. If you didn't think Jerry Brown could dance, watch him joyo...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:31AM
Street Heat Radio Show in Fresno: December 22, 2017 (audio/mpeg 107.5mb)
Street Heat is a radio show about the politics and progressive events in the Central Valley....
Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:20AM
Women's March Chico 2018: "They Heard Our Voice, Now They Will #HEAROURVOTE"
CHICO, CA: Chico City Plaza, 132 W 4th St, Chico 95928...
Event Date: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:58AM
Secretary Zinke urged to recover $84.8 million misspent on Delta Tunnels
To date, nobody involved in the Delta Tunnels illegal funding scheme has been reprimanded, fired or held accountable — nor have any measures been taken to recover the money ripped off from the taxpayers to support the unpopular California WaterFix....
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12AM
Report reveals L.A. oil cos. have used 49,000 tons of toxic chemicals since 2013
David Braun of Californians Against Fracking and the Rootskeeper said, “I think it's notable that 20 million pounds of hydrochloric acid and 10 million pounds of hydrofluoric acid were used in Los Angeles County in a 3 year period in oil extraction operations.”...
Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:00AM
Delta Caucus Town Hall Challenges Financial Feasibility of Delta Tunnels
Tim Neuharth, owner of Steamboat Acres Farms on the North Delta, said, “A couple of times Ms. Messer mentioned that this was all about the ecological factors in the Delta. My common sense approach to that and question as a farmer is, how do you justify that by taking more water out of the Delta?”...
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:59PM
Bay Area Idle No More activist reflects on protesting Governor Jerry Brown's speech in Bonn
What does Daniel Ilario think of Governor Brown? “I don’t have anything against him as a person, but in fact he is no climate hero. I’m thankful that activists in Bonn sacrificed their time and energy to secure a livable future for generations to come,” he stated. "Saving forests’ sounds great, but at the end of the day we get more pollution at home while indigenous people lose their land in the Amazon and abroad with carbon trading and carbon pricing,” he concluded. Photo: Daniel I...
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:39PM
Kwanzaa: The "Califorina Grown" Pan African Holiday
Recognition and restoration of the values in Pan African agricultural harvest celebrations is the basis of the first widely celebrated African American Holiday. Kwanzaa celebrations were established in the State of California, during the US Civil Rights Movement and aftermath of the 1966 Watts Riots, Los Angeles, CA....
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:33PM