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textFighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems by Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch
In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone—until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state’s fire officials are warning they “simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire.”...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:13PM
textCelebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Going Vegan by Food Empowerment Project
By enjoying some vegan albondigas this month, you’ll do more for the Latinx community than you may realize. Food Empowerment Project is encouraging everyone to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by going vegan with their help....
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:35PM
text9/14/20 Trump Fund Raises in Cal While Learning of Fire Damage by Follow the Money
On 9/14/20, Republican Trump plans to land in Sacramento to be briefed on fire damage which has caused most of us to choke on the smoke for 28 days. Since he is cutting his staff's salaries, this can only be a fundraising trip to a wealthy state where he has no chance of winning Electoral College votes. See https://abc7news.com/trump-to-visit-fire-ravaged-california-monday/6420211/...
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:12AM
textAnother {attempted} Power Grab By Pacifica Corporatizers! by repost - from Alex Steinberg
KPFA members: Don't Sign The Petition At Pacifica To Corporatize The Bylaws! - From the Pacifica National Board Chair...
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44AM
textPass AB 1436 to stop evictions and foreclosures by zrants
This is the short version of a request sent via email from Tenants Together, a statewide renters support group to pass legislation to protect tenants and homeowners survive this crisis without losing their homes....
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:22PM
textCalifornia Needs More Renewables Online to Match the Demands of Fire Season by Ramona du Houx
If California had more renewables online to match the demands of fire season the state would be combating greenhouse gasses that fuel extreme temperatures. Gov. Brown failed to do so, no Gov. Newsom appears to be doing the same....
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:21PM
textMisguided Housing Bill Bans Single-Family Zoning Forever by Sharon Rushton
A fundamentally flawed housing bill, Senate Bill 1120, is quietly fast-tracking through the State legislature. The bill is an unprecedented taking of local planning powers that hands county, city and community decision-making directly to market-rate and luxury housing developers. Worse still, the bill could ruin treasured single-family neighborhoods....
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52AM
text65% of California homes are single family homes by zrants
Fighting single family homes is like fighting the Post Office. Political Suicide. Let the Governor know how you feel about protecting your home regardless of who owns it....
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:16PM
textLeaking Fossil Fuel Wells: An Economic, Health, and Climate Crisis by Sarah Heins
Leaking oil and gas wells in California are a health, economic, and climate crisis. The government needs to hold fossil fuel companies responsible to protect their citizens....
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:07AM
textStimulus spending to promote clean energy as a vehicle for environmental justice by Olivia Baaten
Issues of environmental justice have been highlited in recent events, and it is high time that the nation take action. Minorities are disproportionately affected by Coronavirus, an issue which is exacerbated by environmental injustice. Low interest rates make the current hour opportune for clean energy stimulus spending, which would serve the state where fossil fuels have failed....
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34AM
textShark vs. Human: Who Is More Dangerous? by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC, August 10, 2020 — As Shark Week kicks off this week, more than 200 restaurants across the United States and Canada are exacerbating the rapid decline in shark species by continuing to serve an expensive soup made from their butchered fins....
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:33PM
textSanta Barbara County to Vote on ExxonMobil Plan to Restart Offshore Platforms, Truck Oil in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Final Environmental Study Released, Project Approval Hearings Announced...
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:13PM
textWill “Defunding-the-Police” Bring Prosecutorial Reform? by Imran Khaliq
"Defunding the Police" needs to include prosecutorial reform as prosecutors have even more power and impact on oppressing minorities than the police....
Posted: Wed Aug 5, 2020 1:42PM
textSocialist Gloria La Riva Nominated by Peace and Freedom Party Convention by Maureen Smith
On August 1st, the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee nominated Socialist/Labor Activist Gloria La Riva to be on the California ballot in November as their candidate for U.S. President...
Posted: Sun Aug 2, 2020 2:08PM
textThousands of Elected Officials see a turning point, and rally against fossil fuel industry by Ramona du Houx
In this historic moment of reckoning for the energy future of America, elected officials join indigenous and front-lines organizers in celebrating victories over unjust and exploitative pipelines. With the tide of public opinion clearly opposed to carbon emissions and the oil industry's devastating reevaluations the vise-like grip of the fossil fuel industry’s lobbying influence has begun to weaken....
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:42PM
textUnemployment Claims Still Not Paid; Picketlines Needed by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Today's check of the Twitter, https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EDDFailOfTheDay&src=typed_query&f=live, shows that the Unemployment office is still not paying claims dating back to March and private profit contractor Deloitte is still allowed to touch confidential information and pretend to process these basic claims when Deloitte should be fired immediately for obvious violation of its contract to pay the claims immediately....
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:42AM
textCal Democrats Not Paying Unemployment Claims; Pro-War Feinstein by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
From the home front, with the California Supermajority Democratic Legislature & Governor contracting out to process millions of unemployment claims, many unpaid for months, to California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voting to continue the blood for oil illegal occupation and war in Afghanistan, the Democratic Party insists with every move it is the same as the Republican Party....
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2020 10:44AM
textCalifornia Holds Hearing on Rule to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear by Center for Biological Diversity
Groups Criticize Measure, Urge New Regulations to Promote Ropeless Traps...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:02PM
textCalifornia Proposes Regulations to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2020 — California state officials released a proposed rule today to reduce the number of endangered whales and sea turtles that get entangled in commercial Dungeness crab gear. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program (RAMP) was prompted by steep annual increases in reported whale entanglements and a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:09PM
textPandemic in Poor Country by Michelle Ann Stanton
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Small Businesses in the Restaurant Industry in Lake County, California...
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51PM