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text Support "Just Cause" Eviction Protections In Marin County by Lynda Carson
Supporters of renter protections in the Bay Area, California, and across the nation urge you to attend this important public meeting, or to send an email to the Board of Supervisors, in the effort to protect the stability of renters in Marin County!!!
Posted: Sat Feb 6, 2016 7:59PM
text Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coas...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
text Activists push for renter protections on Jan. 26 in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
People throughout the Bay Area and the North Bay are invited to contact the Santa Rosa City Council before Jan. 26, to demand strong renter protections, including rent control and just cause eviction protections!
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:41AM
text Gene-Altered Salmon; The FDA is not credible by Summer Mayne
This is a Letter to the Editor in response to an article published by the Press Democrat that discusses gene-altered salmon as a solution to our current over-fishing epidemic.
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:43PM
text Human Trafficking in Sonoma County by Mandy Schloss
Human Trafficking has become a prevalent issue throughout the United States, especially in Sonoma County. It is, however, underreported and efforts against it are underfunded. Young women are being exploited for the profit of the pimps.
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:04PM
text Court rules L.A. Housing Authority illegally cut Section 8 housing subsidies by Lynda Carson
According to records with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), San Francisco has 9,147 Section 8 units in their inventory. Oakland has 13,424 Section 8 units. Richmond has 1,851 Section 8 units. Berkeley has 1,935 Section 8 units. Alameda has 1,845 Section 8 units. Alameda County has 6,273 Section 8 units. Marin County has 2,153 Section 8 units. Contra Costa County has 6,876 Section 8 units.
Posted: Tue Dec 1, 2015 6:50PM
text The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
text Andy Lopez and Youth Empowerment by Chris Wroth & Francisco Siaz
Santa Rosa youth, who marched in protest of the shooting of Andy Lopez, have returned to call for EMPOWERMENT as the theme of the new park being built in Santa Rosa in memory of Andy Lopez.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:29PM
text California State University Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike by via California Faculty Association
Members of the California Faculty Association on the 23 campuses of the California State University voted “Yes by over 94% percent” to authorize a strike, CFA President Jennifer Eagan announced today at a news conference.
Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2015 1:46PM
text California State University Faculty Conclude Strike Authorization Vote by via California Faculty Association
Yesterday, members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) at the 23 campuses of the California State University system concluded a statewide vote on whether or not to authorize union leadership to call a strike if contract negotiations with management fail to result in a fair deal.
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45PM
text Dog Neglect Case in Sonoma County by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
A severely neglected English bulldog nicknamed “Gus” was found abandoned in Sonoma County.
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:27PM
text Registrar of voters allegedly certified petition blocking Richmond’s renter protections by Lynda Carson
Now the CAA and it’s 13,000 members are targeting numerous council members and are meddling in the affairs of 4 other Northern California cities, in an effort to block renter protections from taking effect. Those cities include San Jose, Santa Rosa, Mountain View, and San Mateo. Additionally, renters in Healdsburg have also been pushing for renter protections in their city!
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:51PM
text Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Leatherback Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California, Hawaiian Longline Fisheries & Gear Entanglements
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49PM
text ‘Went in like Gestapo’–Sonoma sheriffs’ bloody rampage by repost
A federal lawsuit was filed on October 6, demanding damages and relief for prisoners assaulted and tortured by Sonoma County sheriff deputies inside the county jail on May 28, 2015. The plaintiffs, Marqus Martinez and Daniel Banks, were two of at least 20 prisoners viciously beaten in the jail’s Administrative Segregation (high security) section on that day. Other abused inmates may join the suit.
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 6:43AM
text CAA is pressuring Santa Rosa to oppose rent control & Section 8 protections by Lynda Carson
On Tuesday, September 15, at 3:00pm the Santa Rosa City Council will be taking up the issue of proposing rent control and protection of Section 8 vouchers against landlords who discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders (Housing Choice Voucher Holders)!
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:37AM
text Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
text Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries by Joanna Nasar
Regulations Will Prohibit Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:35PM
text Evidence Found of New Wolf in California's Siskiyou County by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Evidence of a wolf in Siskiyou County was reported on August 3 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following up on citizen sightings of a lone, dark-colored canid, agency staff obtained photographic images from a trail camera and spotted fresh tracks, indications that California is now home to its second wolf in nearly a century. The wolf, which may be roaming in Siskiyou County, is not wearing a radio-collar, so its movements will be detectable only by trail c...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:42AM
text Fairfax Resident Files Lawsuit over Police Harassment, Cover-up of Misconduct by Jeff Miller
A Fairfax resident filed a civil rights lawsuit last week against the Town of Fairfax for a July 2014 incident in which two Fairfax police officers wrongly and forcefully detained him for alleged mail theft and subjected him to insults and threats, simply for taking his mail out of his own mailbox. Although the Fairfax police chief initially promised to discipline the officers for inappropriate behavior, the police department subsequently conspired to cover up the officers’ misconduct, dism...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54PM
text Fracking Bohemians—more evidence by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:58PM