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image Wonderful Company citrus workers end 4-day strike after the Resnicks agree to restore pay 480_dw6zqe_vyaalgog.jpg-large_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“Farm workers were upset about the pay cut unilaterally imposed by the Wonderful Company farm labor contractor,” said United Farm Workers Secretary-Treasurer Armando Elenes. “Workers asked the United Farm Workers for help and after four days on strike they decided to go back to work after the company agreed to restore their previous higher pay rate. This is another example of how when farm workers organize together to defend themselves, we win.”...
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:33PM
image Comments on Shasta Dam raise proposal due on Monday, January 14! 480_no_dam_raise_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
The deadline for email delivery or postmark of comments against the Shasta Dam Raise is TODAY, Monday, January 14, 2019 (email by 11:59 a.m.)...
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:09AM
image Fall CDFW Fish Survey Finds Zero Delta Smelt 480_delta_smelt__2_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Not only is the Delta smelt on the brink of extinction, but there are several species lined up behind it,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). “Governor Brown’s legacy is likely to be several extinctions of fish that flourished in this estuary for millennia.” ...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:30PM
image Group submits petitions with 1 million signatures urging Brown to phase out fossil fuels 480_danzante_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In spite of receiving 1,000,000 signed petitions on November 1 and being confronted with 30,000 people marching in a climate protest in San Francisco in September, Governor Jerry Brown did not change any of his positions on fossil fuel extraction, carbon trading, the Delta Tunnels and other questionable environmental policies....
Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 9:41AM
image 7th Day of Kwanzaa is Faith, Freedom is never Free... Honoring US Colored Troops 480_first_south_carolina_volunteers_us_colored_troops_1.jpg by khubaka, michael harris
Stockton Black Leadership Council, President, Ralph Lee White continues an amazing walk sharing his vision and actions that honor GOD for using a man with a Biblical name, Abraham, to provide leadership to free people of African ancestry from bondage. Genesis 15:12-14 provides for a new way forward, seen in the scriptures....
Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:07PM
image Wakanda Kwanzaa Umoja Celebration ~ Sacramento, CA 480_wakanda_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Kwanzaa is our “California Grown” ancient future holiday showcasing “first fruits of the harvest” continuing ancient traditions from the broader Pan African sacred science of agriculture....
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:55AM
image Controversial Delta Tunnels Documents Exposed Day After Governor Says "They'll Be Built" 480_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“They’ll be built in a timely responsible way,” Brown said in reference to both the Delta Tunnels and High Speed Rail projects....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:42PM
calendar Women's March 2019: CA State Capital of Sacramento 480_women_s_march_sacramento_1.jpg by Women's March Sacramento
California State Capitol building, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814...
Event Date: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:07PM
image State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River 480_save_california_s_salmon_staff_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Members of California Indian Tribes spoke in support of the San Joaquin water flow standard at the hearing. “The destruction of the rivers is genocide on the fish and the genocide on fish is the genocide of the indigenous people of these rivers,” Mahlija Florendo, Yurok/Karuk/Hupa, and organizer for Save California’s Salmon, told the board before the vote. “So I am here today to tell you that these flows are critical to the land, the rivers, the fish and the people. No dams, no diversions,...
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20PM
image Kaiser picket line in Fresno this week 480_nd5_4859_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
Mental health workers in the National Health Workers Union went on strike and picketed Kaiser throughout the week. Fresno was one of the locations that joined in the action....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:24PM
image Is this a Good Way to Spend Money to end Homelessness? 480_img_5635_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Would you pay $420,000 per year to get 8 homeless people into housing? Photo: Staff member of the HERO Team and Captain Burke Farrah....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:56PM
calendar Rev. Welton Pleasant II, keynote speaker 2018 California Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration 480_welton_pleasant_ii.jpg by Michael Harris
California State Capitol 4th Floor ~ John Burton Room 10th and L Street Sacaramento, California...
Event Date: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30AM
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:17PM
text Judge Orders Kern County to Rescind Approvals for Grapevine Development by Center for Biological Diversity
Court Says Kern County Must Consider Air Pollution, Health Impacts...
Posted: Sun Dec 9, 2018 1:46PM
image Brown administration withdraws key document necessary for Delta Tunnels approval karla_nemeth.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This is a great day for the Delta Protection Act,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. “We are thrilled about DWR's withdrawal from the consistency determination process.”...
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:30PM
image This is Why We Have a Hard Time Electing Progressives in Fresno 480_img_5503_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Voting repression in Fresno is exposed....
Posted: Tue Dec 4, 2018 11:43AM
image Governor Jerry Brown backs deal to increase pumping Delta water to Big Ag 480_zinke_and_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Brown just capitulated to Trump and his crony, David Bernhardt," said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). "Heck of a way to end eight years as governor."...
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:26PM
image Delta Council Staff Finds CA WaterFix Inconsistent with Delta Plan, Chair Urges Withdrawal 480_img_6414_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Since the Delta Stewardship Council must find that WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan before DWR can begin construction of WaterFix facilities, “It now appears that there is almost no chance that Delta tunnels will be approved and begin construction before Governor Brown leaves office in January 2019," according to Chris Shutes of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)....
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48PM
image Interior and Commerce Secretaries sign agreement to expedite Big Ag water deliveries 480_ryan-zinke_pd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) blasted the agreement as a move by Deputy Interior Director David Bernhardt to “seize and consolidate control of northern CA water needed by salmon for use of his former clients in the western San Joaquin Valley to grow nut crops for export to China...
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:25PM
image Trans Day of Remembrance in Fresno 480_nd5_4269_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
To celebrate the Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20, around fifty people came out to the corner of Blackstone and Nees in Fresno....
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07PM
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 five days ago on Camp Creek Road and has been officially named the ‘Camp Fire’. At just 30% containment, it is continuing to rage near Chico, and Oroville, California....
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:06PM