imageCalifornia organizing to show support for HE Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, AU Ambassador
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Full Moon, Maafa Commemoration and 2019 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week are aligned to show broadbased support for Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States of America...
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:37PM
imageCalifornia Bans Fur Sales Statewide, Following Paid-Protester Exposé
by DxE
Fur industry corruption, animal cruelty investigations and years of anti-fur protests culminating in legislative victories to ban fur...
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:10PM
imageAmah Mutsun Land Trust Awarded State Funding for Stewardship of Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve
by Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT)
Santa Cruz, California, October 9, 2019 – The California Natural Resources Agency announced last week that Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) has been selected to receive $400k to carry out indigenous-based conservation and restoration work at Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve (QVCP) in Año Nuevo State Park. The award was made through the competitive statewide Cultural, Community, and Natural Resources Grant Program, funded by Prop 68....
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:56PM
calendarMarch 4 Education: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose 2019
by GenUp and others
San Francisco: Plaza between Asian Museum and Main Library at Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 Oakland: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94612 San Jose: Plaza de César Chávez, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113...
Event Date: Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:50PM
imagePG&E Execs Enjoy Fine Dining Ahead of Mass Power Down
by Nationalize Utilities Now
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that that 10 to 12 PG&E executives dined with top customers at a winery in Sonoma County on October 7 and 8, just ahead of the forced power outage to millions across California that started October 9, 2019. [Photo by D. Boyer, Sonoma County fire of Oct 2017]...
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:27AM
textRent Control & Just Cause Eviction Protections: AB 1482 Has Been Signed! by Posted By Lynda Carson
Many tenants live in fear that they are just one rent-gouging increase or one discriminatory or arbitrary eviction notice away from losing their home. AB 1482's statewide anti-gouging and just cause protection provisions will change all of this. Our homes are where we lay our heads down at night, where we feel safe, and where our families and children feel safe! California's tenants deserve and need these critical protections. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020....
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34AM
imageRetaliation Against PG&E, Oroville Office Egged
by People Angry About Shutoffs
More than a million people in California were without electricity 9/09/19 when PG&E, the state's largest utility, shut off electricity to purportedly prevent wildfires. Photo courtesy Unicorn Riot of 2018 Paradise, CA fire....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 11:33PM
textNew protections for Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders) by Lynda Carson
According to HUD’s records on 10/08/2019, in San Francisco there are 13,798 units in its Section 8 inventory, Oakland has 13,614 Section 8 units, Berkeley has 1,995 Section 8 units, Alameda has 1,885 Section 8 units, Alameda County has 6,684 Section 8 units, Contra Costa County has 9,235 Section 8 units, and Marin Housing has 2,205 Section 8 units listed. Oddly, the City of Richmond does not have any Section 8 units listed in HUD’s records....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:18PM
imageCalifornia Agency Recommends Protecting Yellow-legged Frog Under State’s Endangered Species Act
by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, October 9, 2019 — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended California Endangered Species Act protections for five populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The frog has disappeared from more than half of its former California range....
Posted: Wed Oct 9, 2019 12:55PM
textTrump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
MARINA, Calif., October 4, 2019 — The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2019 10:10AM
imageWhole Foods Files Restraining Order to Ban Animal Rights Activists From All California Locations
by DxE
Following Monday’s protests in San Francisco, activists say Whole Foods’ parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal action...
Posted: Thu Oct 3, 2019 8:01PM
textIt's Not Free Speech Radio Anymore by reposted by Virginia B
Hypocritical attempt to dislodge vigilant Pacifica board member. I do hope you can get through this, and especially the last 3 or 4 paragraphs - then go back and read about the sausage-making if that's easier. Please forward to any you think care about Pacifica. I don't agree with this newsletter always, but I think this is important. I hope others will write to the board as article suggests - if nothing else, for the record. They may not be able to ignore thousands of emails....
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:08PM
imageKlamath-Trinity Salmon Runners Join Run4Salmon after 50 Mile Trinity Connection Run
by Save California Salmon
This Wednesday runners from the Run4Salmon on the Sacramento River watersheds and runners from the Klamath River Salmon run joined together to run together on the first ever Trinity Connection run for the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s Run Salmon. The runners followed the route of the Trinity River diversion from the Lewiston Dam, down the Clear Creek watershed, then met the Run4Salmon at the Shasta Dam for a No Dam Raise rally....
Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:42PM
textClimate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County....
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:53PM
imagePit River Tribe & Indigenous Nations Proclaim Victory in Legal Fight
by Morning Star Gali
Pit River Tribe & Indigenous Nations Proclaim Victory in Legal Fight to Protect the Medicine Lake Highlands After Decades of Legal Proceedings, 9th Circuit District Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Preserving Sacred Lands in Far Northern California...
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:14PM
calendarBreak the Mold Mini Conference by Human Agenda
Escuela Popular, 149 N. White Road, San Jose, CA...
Event Date: Sat Oct 5, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:44PM
textCalifornia School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest by Elected Officials to Protect California
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes...
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:07PM
calendarCA EPA Meeting: Indigeous Peoples to Testify (live webcast) by Friends of the Earth & Many Others
Online: California Environmental Protection Agency 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor...
Event Date: Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:30PM
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:17PM
imageThe Huchiun Band of the Ohlone at Garrity Creek - El Sobrante, CA
by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
The Huchiun Band of the Ohlone at Garrity Creek - El Sobrante, CA...
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:15PM
imageFederal Rule Protects Endangered Orcas’ West Coast Habitat
by Center for Biological Diversity
15,000 Square Miles of Critical Habitat Added to Existing Salish Sea Protections...
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:12PM