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image Winnemen Wintu and Allies Protest Governor’s California Water Summit 120_water_defenders_.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, emphasized that registration for the three-day summit was nearly an astounding $1,500 per person – and that been no efforts to “include tribal representatives, environmentalists or anyone who is advocating for sound water policy that will benefit future generations, local ecosystems and salmon and other fisheries.” Photo of protest against the California Water Summit in front of the Westin Hotel in Sacramento on Jun...
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 10:55AM
text State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - by Mark Weller-Californians for Pesticide Reform
After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities.
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 10:20AM
image Senate Bill 4 Regs Will Expand Fracking in California 120_11698673_10153464146235990_3797282356781017931_n.jpg original image ( 650x488) - by Dan Bacher
While environmental groups blasted the regulations developed under SB 4, the oil industry gushed with an oily torrent of praise for the new rules. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California, praised DOGGR for rejecting comments calling for a moratorium on the environmentally destructive pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 2, 2015 8:52AM
image Investigative Report: City of Fresno's Relationship with JD Home Rentals 120_screen_shot_2015-05-19_at_12.59.09_pm.jpg original image ( 1853x1035) - by No More Slumlords
Former JD Home Rentals’ employees reached out to No More Slumlords to share their story. They make serious allegations about JD Home Rentals' relationship with the City of Fresno. JD Home Rentals was recently endorsed by the Mayor and other top city officials as a partner to restore Fresno neighborhoods. In the Interview, former employees of JD Home Rentals talk about: Hazardous working conditions, wrongful termination, JD Home Rentals is accused of bribing code enforcement and JD Home Rent...
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 5:50PM
image Rev. Jeremiah King founder of the African Baptist Church, Stockton, California 120_photo__24_.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by khubaka, michael harris
The founder of the African Baptist Church of Stockton final resting place found within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery along with many of the earliest pioneers of African ancestry, both those formally born enslaved and free. During our Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Freedom, together we will end the separate and unequal treatment within Stockton Rural Cemetery and begin to officially identify, document and preserve the contributions by people of African ancestry as part of the broader eff...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:43PM
image Street Heat - June 2015 120_dsc_2512.jpg original image ( 3008x2000) - by Mike Rhodes
Photos and audio (mp3) of the Street Heat radio show in Fresno. Each segment of the show is about 15 minutes long. Photo below: Show host Pam Whalen.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:40PM
image Draining of Folsom Lake forces Nimbus, American River Hatchery evacuations 120_800_american.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, emphasized that excessive water deliveries to the Sacramento Valley settlement contractors are exhausting the cold water in Lake Shasta, forcing the agencies to shift to using water from the American River to meet the Delta salinity standards. "As a consequence, the agencies are now are evacuating the hatcheries on the American," said Jennings. "And as a result of this mismanagement, they're not only goi...
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:54AM
calendar Creative Queens Open Art Space - by Robin Fuller & Turquoise Thomas-Morales
2574 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 [on street parking, ADA accesible]
Event Date:Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:53AM
calendar Genocide In Guatemala - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at KUBU 96.5 FM and at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:56PM
image The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Forges Ahead 120_screenshot_2015-04-17_at_8.31.51_am_1.jpg original image ( 269x371) - by Dan Bacher
The commitment of the state and federal governments to push the plan forward was revealed on Friday, June 12, when the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially "Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:40AM
image Thirsty Billionaires File Complaint Alleging Illegal Diversions of "Their" Water 120_meet_the_resnicks_1.jpg original image ( 497x564) - by Dan Bacher
“State and Federal contractors, who have been illegally storing water that belongs to others for years, should not accuse Delta farmers of stealing some of their stolen water, on the basis of a seriously flawed study, with a long list of unsupported assumptions,” said Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:21AM
image Pacfic Fisher Recommended for California Endangered Species Act Protection 120_pacific_fisher_pekania_pennanti_washingtondeptoffishandwildlife_fpwc_2.jpg original image ( 336x224) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on June 11 recommended state Endangered Species Act protection for the fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada portion of its range.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:25PM
text Hearing on Mistreated Mother Pigs at State Fair - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Fight Continues for Illegally Confined Mother Pigs at California State Fair
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:00PM
calendar The Cost of Carbon Emissions - A Debate - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at KUBU 96.5 FM and at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:14PM
text Conditions Improve for Stockton Animals After Animal Legal Defense Fund Lawsuit - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
STOCKTON — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund and Stockton resident, Emily Ballus, have settled their lawsuit against the city of Stockton, California and Stockton Animal Services for violation of local and state laws. ALDF, Ms. Ballus, and others sued the city and shelter in March, 2014 citing an ongoing pattern of abuse and neglect within the shelter, and violations of the 1998 Hayden Act––a state law that mandates that shelters provide proper veterinary care by a licens...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:14PM
image Farm worker champion Sal Alvarez: A life grounded in faith and service 120_sal_alvarez.jpg original image ( 480x720) - by via UFW
The farm worker movement mourns the passing on June 7, 2015, of Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, who played a key role with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the farm worker movement and on behalf of many other worthy causes over seven decades. Sal was motivated by deep faith in a movement grounded in the Catholic Church’s social justice teachings and dedication to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Photo: Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez leading a procession into mass during the UFW’s 50th anniversary convention in...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:43PM
calendar The Limits of American Exceptionalism - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at KUBU 96.5 FM and at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:01PM
image Groups criticize Brown for ignoring Big Ag, Big Oil water use during drought 120_mwd_protest.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown continues to allow big agribusiness and the oil and gas industry to abuse our precious ground and surface water resources unabated while demanding individual Californians and communities must cut back their use by twenty-five percent," said Adam Scow, California Campaign Director for Food & Water Watch.
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:29AM
image Jerry Brown's head oil regulator resigns after RICO suit filed 120_injectionwell_doggr.jpg original image ( 502x300) - by Dan Bacher
Mark Schlosberg, organizing director with Food and Water Watch, a member organization of Californians Against Fracking, responded to the resignation by pointing out that it points to the larger failure by the Brown administration to protect California's water and air. “When it comes to ensuring the public’s health and protecting our water and air, Jerry Brown has failed,” said Schlosberg. "Mark Nechodom is one of many in the Brown Administration who have looked the other way as oil ...
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2015 10:49AM
calendar GMO - OMG - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at KUBU 96.5 FM and at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun Jun 7, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 3:47PM

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