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text SEIU 221 And Mark Leno In San Diego In "Collusion" With County Government? by Monty Kroopkin
San Diego SEIU 221 officials are in collusion with the San Diego county management to abandon real collective bargaining for a wage deal with county bosses....
Posted: Sat Oct 1, 2016 3:36AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 Michael Steinberg Black Rain Press...
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:02PM
text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
text More than 6,000 CA Public Service Workers Vote to Unite with AFSCME in Landslide Victory by Justin Lee
Walnut Creek, Calif. – Six thousand public service workers represented by Public Employees Union (PEU), Local 1 voted Monday to unite with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)—one of the nation’s largest public service worker unions. Nearly two-thirds voted in favor of the affiliation, which will give public workers across eight Northern California counties a stronger voice to improve the vital services they provide their communities every day....
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:36PM
text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
text 10/24 Voter Reg Deadline; 10/10 Starts Vote by Mail, Voter Guides for Cal & SF Now Online by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
October 24 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 8 election. You can do so online at:https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US or at your county registrar's office at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices. When you register, be sure to sign up to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter so you can vote in the comfort of your home 29 days before election day and you never forget to vote. 10/10/16 is beginning of vote by mail. California's voter guide ...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:26AM
text Interrupting Surveillance in the Bay Area and Beyond by Tracy Rosenberg
Bay Area activists have seized on a strategy to localize the fight against government spying and enlist city councils and county supervisors – who are far more approachable and accountable than remote DC officials – as allies in building community control of surveillance equipment....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:47AM
text Benecia, California Votes Unanimously to Deny Crude by Rail Facility by via Sierra Club
Benecia, CA, September 21, 2016 -- Late yesterday evening, Benecia, CA voted unanimously to deny Valero’s proposed crude by rail facility in the city. The now rejected facility would have brought two trains of 50 oil tankers carrying 3 million gallons of volatile Bakken and tar sands crude into the city every day. This decision follows years of organized opposition to the facility....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:50PM
text San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken by Presidio Sentinel
California state law requires cities of 10,000 or more to add fluoride chemicals into its residents via the water supply but only if outside funds are available. Those outside funds have dried up in San Diego which has a local law prohibiting fluoridation. So fluoridation should cease in San Diego especially if taxpayers money is being used to continue fluoridating which is contrary to the intent of the 1995 state law....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:54AM
text The CAA plans to run attack ads against renter protection ballot measures by Lynda Carson
The political ads highlight the problems of big money trying to hijack renter protections, and influencing the outcome of ballot measures offering the public an opportunity to vote against a corrupt system that allows greedy landlords and slumlords to engage in price gouging, and the eviction-for-profit system!...
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:21AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets by Joanna McWilliams
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
text Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? by Lynda Carson
The Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo in San Francisco is John Stumpf, who resides in a $7 million penthouse condominium on Russian Hill in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08AM
text CAA may be backing anti-rent control petition in Santa Rosa by Lynda Carson
What is happening in Santa Rosa appears to be very similar to what happened in Richmond when the California Apartment Association (CAA) used a petition in 2015 to steal renter protections from the renters in that city!...
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 11:47PM
text Lawsuit Filed to Protect Sea Life From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to set new water-quality standards to combat ocean acidification or respond to a three-year-old Center petition demanding the agency address this growing threat to marine life. Despite scientific consensus that federal water-quality standards are outdated and inadequate to protect marine life from the corrosive effects of ocean acidification, the EPA has ignor...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 4:49PM
text Bill to limit property seizures by cops heads to Governor by Lynda Carson
The people of California are still waiting to hear if Governor Jerry Brown will sign SB 443 into law, meanwhile our U.S. Troops remain to guard the fields of poppies in Afghanistan for the drug kingpins involved in shipping heroin to the streets of Oakland, and across the country!...
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:17AM
text Legal Victory Overturns Federal Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of CA Public Land to Fracking by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2016 — Citing potential threats to water supplies and endangered wildlife, a U.S. district judge today overturned a federal plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to drilling and fracking. Today’s ruling comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres ForestWatch, represented by Earthjustice....
Posted: Tue Sep 6, 2016 5:40PM
text Governor Jerry Brown supports blacklisting system by failing to sign AB 2819 by Lynda Carson
The current tenant blacklisting system needs to be abolished and Governor Jerry Brown supports the tenant blacklisting system by failing to sign AB 2819 into law!...
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 7:36PM
text Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:33AM
text Scott Sternberg of Beverly Hills is behind Richmond’s mass evictions by Lynda Carson
According to records with the Secretary of State in California, Scott Sternberg the owner of Creekview Condominiums, has a brokers license that has expired. Thats right. Scott Sternberg, has not had a valid real estate license in California since 8/3/1992, according to records. However, he is evicting people by the hundreds at Creekview Condominiums in Richmond, without a valid real estate license!...
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:45PM
text 1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 25, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced designation of 1,812,164 acres of protected “critical habitat” throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains for several endangered amphibians: the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad and northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog. The vast majority of the critical habitat for these amphibians is on federal public lands in national forests and national parks....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:18AM