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imageCalifornia regulators approve new fracking permits during COVID-19 epidemic
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by Dan Bacher
The increase in oil and gas drilling permits in recent years, including fracking operations — and fact that California has no health and safety setbacks like many other states do — is a result of the millions of dollars every year that WSPA and oil companies spend every year on lobbying state officials, including the Governor’s Office and state regulatory agencies, as well as the many millions spent by the oil industry on campaign contributions to politicians and campaign committees....
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 7:18PM
calendarToward A Complete Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy
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by Michael Harris
MLK Library Sacramento 24th Street Bypass Sacramento, CA. 95822...
Event Date: Sat Apr 4, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2020 5:35PM
imageGovernor Newsom Issues Moratorium on Water Shutoffs to Homes, Small Businesses
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by Dan Bacher
In a statement, Alexandra Nagy, Food & Water Action California Director, lauded Newsom for making the “common sense decision” to halt water shutoffs in California. “We’re very pleased that Governor Newsom has made the common-sense decision to halt water shutoffs in the state while we confront this overwhelming public health crisis. He must also ensure that water is restored to every home where it was previously cut off....
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2020 12:50PM
imageNo New Water Diversion Plans When Public Cannot Participate
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by Dan Bacher
A petition against the Delta Tunnel is at https://www.change.org/p/gavin-newsom-gov-newsom-water-is-life and talking points are at californiasalmon.org....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 11:26AM
imageAs Delta smelt nears extinction, CDFW issues incidental take permit for endangered fish
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by Dan Bacher
The incidental take permit was issued as the Delta smelt, once the most abundant species on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, continues its steep slide towards extinction. For the second year in a row, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in its annual fall midwater trawl survey in 2019 found zero Delta smelt during the months of September, October, November and December....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 6:39PM
imageSacramento Police Have Arrested Unhoused People Seeking to Shelter in Place
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by Asantewaa Boykin, APTP
At a time when the entire State of California has been asked to shelter in place, unhoused populations remain unprotected, with nowhere to go, no house to shelter in, no sanitary supplies, and no means by which to honor social distancing requirements....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34PM
imageFresno Police Department Officers Assaulted Homeless Man
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by Mike Rhodes
The beating of this homeless man by the Fresno Police Department will be challenged. We will not tolerate this violation of our communities homeless population....
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:55PM
calendarSpeak-out At Community College Board of Governors Meeting Against Attacks
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by HEAT
Community College Board Of Governors 1102 Q Street, 6th Floor Sacramento, CA...
Event Date: Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:18PM
imageFishing and environmental groups ask court to block Trump's salmon killing water plan
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by Dan Bacher
After all of that, the federal fish and wildlife agencies state the new water diversion and pumping rules are “not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of habitat of such species.”...
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10PM
image2020 California Ag Day
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by Michael Harris
250 years ago when Monterey, CA became the capital of Alta California, Agriculture remains our "California Grown" treasure. 2020 California Ag is cancelled at our State Capitol, yet everyday the 333 billion dollar annual California Working Landscape provides the economic engine within the "greatest garden in the world." The "hidden figures" of Black Agriculture will soon come alive at Negro Bar State Park....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:49PM
calendar2020 Negro Bar Stakeholder Meeting
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by Michael Harris
California State Parks Gold Rush District Office 7755 Folsom-Auburn Road Folsom, CA 95630...
Event Date: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:00PM
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:45PM
imageStolen Legacy - Destruction of Negro Bar, California
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by Michael Harris
The sudden and untimely death of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., "African Founding Father of California" sparked the ongoing challenge at Negro Bar, California....
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2020 6:11AM
imageWestlands Water District signs permanent water contract with Bureau of Reclamation
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by Dan Bacher
“At a time of unprecedented climate changes and droughts we should not be circumventing the law and promising by federal contract far more water than actually exists to one large irrigation group at the expense of others,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta....
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 9:22AM
imageAppeals Court rules that Kern Co. oil drilling permits violate state law
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by Dan Bacher
“The real purpose of the ordinance was create an environmental impact report upfront to grease the skids for all future oil and gas developments in Kern County so they wouldn’t be required to review, notify the public or address environmental impacts at the level of individual wells or oilfields,” said Colin O’Brien, the Earthjustice staff attorney who argued the case....
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:12PM
calendar32nd Sacramento Black Expo
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by Black Ag
University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State campus....
Event Date: Sun Mar 1, 2020 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:44AM
calendar32nd Sacramento Black Expo
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by Black Ag
University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State campus....
Event Date: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:29PM
imageCorruption in the Fresno Police Department Runs Deep
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by Mike Rhodes
This article reveals the dark underbelly of corruption in Fresno, with a focus on the Police Department. Photo below: Jerry Dyer on the left, holding noose. Now he wants to be the mayor of Fresno....
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:11PM
imageFresno Police Department Officers Assault Homeless Man
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by Mike Rhodes
Fresno Police officers beat this homeless man, arrested him for resisting arrest and booked him into the Fresno County Jail....
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:47PM
imageFood and Agriculture Workshops featured at the 2020 Black Expo, Sacramento State
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by Michael Harris
California State University, Sacramento continues to provide innovative leadership toward expanding essential educational conversations and business opportunity. Our California Black Agriculture Working Group remains steadfast in helping provide tangible ideas and solutions....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:46PM
imageRally at State of the State calls on Newsom to phase out oil production
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by Dan Bacher
“Today’s State of the State address is an opportunity to make clear that the Newsom Administration will not wrap itself around fossil fuel polluting billionaires — representing an industry that profits from human suffering and ecological destruction,” said Matt Nelson, Executive Director of the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group, Presente.org. Photo of rally at State Capitol on February 19 by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:43PM