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image Legislative Budget Committee Postpones Committee Hearing on Funding for Delta Tunnels 480_drift_boat_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The 35 mile long Delta Tunnels would devastate West Coast salmon and other fish populations by diverting Sacramento River water before it reaches the estuary, as well as imperil the salmon and steelhead on the Trinity River, the major tributary of the Klamath River, that is diverted via a tunnel through the Trinity Mountains into the Sacramento River watershed at Whiskeytown Reservoir....
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41PM
image Six youths demanding a fossil fuel freeze arrested in sit in at Governor's Office 480_sitting_in_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
”All of these oil and gas projects need water,” said Niria Alicia. “The intensive extraction of fossil fuel threatens our rivers and theatens the salmon and other fish that live in them. The same water is used to frack in the backyards of indigenous migrant farmworkers. We need to keep the water in our rivers and the oil in the ground, if we are to have the chance at a future.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:56PM
image Music and Progressive Politics to Share the Stage at Fulton 55 480_flier_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
A Scholarship Fund will be set up at the San Joaquin College of Law to support law students who have an interest in helping disenfranchised groups (like the homeless), who want to support social and economic justice issues and have a passion for Free Speech, and who generally use their legal training to promote democratic ideals....
Posted: Wed Aug 8, 2018 5:12PM
image Establishing the Colonel Charles Young Memorial Highway colonel_charles_young.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Throughout the Great State of California are many profound "hidden figures" who have made amazing contributions to the forward flow of humanity. Discovering the fullness of the living legacy of Colonel Charles Young is poised to become an outstanding American story of our unique California Pan African experience. Enslaved in Kentucky at birth and died in service of our nation in Lagos, Nigeria... what an amazing journey to explore....
Posted: Mon Aug 6, 2018 7:24PM
image Jerry Brown condemns Trump's lowering of fuel standards, but expands oil drilling 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
California has prohibited new offshore leases since 1984, but has allowed the expansion of oil drilling in existing leases. Brown has the power as Governor to close down all existing leases and wells through executive action, but he has instead furthered Big Oil’s agenda by presiding over the expansion of offshore drilling in state waters....
Posted: Fri Aug 3, 2018 11:28AM
document Section 8 tenants forced into illegal side contracts by landlord get class certification section_8-terrywasatch.pdf_140_.jpg by Lynda Carson
Dennis Terry and Roy Husky lll, filed their complaint on April 14, 2015. These Section 8 tenants who receive rental assistance through the federally subsidized Housing Choice Voucher Program commonly known as “Section 8,” claim that the landlord illegally charged them for washer and dryer rentals, renters’s insurance, and covered parking....
Posted: Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:30PM
image Joaquin Murrieta Comemmorated in the Central Valley 480_nd5_9210_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
Mexican bandit Joaquin Murrieta was commemorated by a horse ride and a protest march on Highway 33 between Firebaugh and Mendota, California this morning, July 28....
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:29PM
calendar ChangeFest: Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Satellite Event in Sacramento sacramento_climate.jpg by Sacramento Climate Coalition
McClatchy Park, 35th Street and 5th Avenue, Sacamento, CA 95817...
Event Date: Sat Sep 8, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:16AM
calendar Defend OccupyICE Sacramento by @OccupyICEsacto
N and 7th Street Sacramento https://goo.gl/maps/dZARvVEAjuQ2...
Event Date: Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:51PM
image Coalition tells Denham and Zinke: Hands off state water rights & Delta flows! 480_denhan_press_conference_begins_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Morning Star Gali, Tribal Water Organizer with Save California Salmon and a member of the Pit River Tribe, described the catastrophic consequences that would result if Denham’s rider and the other two riders get through Congress with backing by the Trump administration. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:43PM
text Historic Leidesdorff Ranch poised for a new partnership with Russian Americans by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Restoring the stolen legacy of the early California Pan African Pioneers begins with the Legacy of William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr....
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:44PM
document Shasta County Suspends Contract with Wildlife-Killing Agency shasta_county_response.pdf_140_.jpg by Animal Welfare Institute
Shasta County officials recently stopped contracting with the notorious federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services. Shasta County’s previous contract authorized the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program to kill hundreds of bears and coyotes, as well as thousands of birds and muskrats and other animals in the county every year, without assessing the ecological damage or considering alternatives....
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08AM
calendar End ICE & Police Brutalities! Protest & Press Conference by NorCal Resist and 7 other orgs in Sacramento
7th and N streets...
Event Date: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:17PM
image Coalition Slams Delta Tunnels Finance Authority's Request for $1.8 Billion Loan from Trump 480_don_nottoli_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The request from the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority (DCFA) for a $1.6 billion loan from the Trump Administration through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is only the latest in Brown’s efforts to collaborate with Trump on the Governor’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels....
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:59AM
image Natural Resources Secretary John Laird Opposes Rider Banning Delta Tunnels Lawsuits pic_secretary_john_laird.jpg by Dan Bacher
“I am writing to express opposition to recent attempts by Congress to circumvent California’s water management framework by adding riders to the Appropriations billl," said California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird....
Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:10PM
image Resnicks, Corporate Agribusiness Fund Jerry Meral's Prop 3 Campaign 480_meet_the_resnicks_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As then Senate pro Tempore John Burton said so well in a letter to the Planning and Conservation League on September 23, 2002: “Jerry Meral has a history of making money for himself and PCL by crafting Bond Initiatives that get special interests to support the initiative campaign in exchange for having their projects funded by the bonds.”...
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:45PM
image DPR 2017 Air Monitoring Shows all Pesticides Below Health Screening Levels 480_dpr_air_monitoring_2018_logo_1.jpg by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released air monitoring results showing that, once again, all of the pesticides monitored in the DPR air monitoring network in 2017, were found below levels that indicate a health concern....
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:32PM
image Metropolitan Water District Revotes to Finance $10.8 Billion of $17 Billion Delta Tunnels 480_mwd_vote_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The revote took place after two organizations, Food and Water Watch and the First Amendment Foundation, sent a notice exposing numerous violations of the Brown Act in connection with the April meeting....
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:04PM
image Coalition Protests Delta Tunnels Tax as MWD Revotes on $11 Billion to finance WaterFix 480_food___water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Public records show that tunnel supporters on the MWD board, with help from Governor Brown, engaged in back room wheeling and dealing to pressure MWD board members to finance the tunnels project,” said Brenna Norton of Food and Water Watch....
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:09PM
image State Water Board releases plan to increase flows in San Joaquin River and tributaries 480_san_joaquin_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Ironically, the same board that released the draft plan to increase water flows thorough the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries is also continuing with the evidentiary hearings for the change in point of diversion petitions by the California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation to build Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels....
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 9:15AM