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image Group submits petitions with 1 million signatures urging Brown to phase out fossil fuels 480_danzante_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In spite of receiving 1,000,000 signed petitions on November 1 and being confronted with 30,000 people marching in a climate protest in San Francisco in September, Governor Jerry Brown did not change any of his positions on fossil fuel extraction, carbon trading, the Delta Tunnels and other questionable environmental policies....
Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 9:41AM
image Department of Pesticide Regulation finds illegal pesticides on our food 480_whatonfood_1.jpg by Sarait Martinez
“DPR’s study indicates that on average, Californians can expect to eat a piece of poison on our plates once a week, due to pesticide residues. That’s an unacceptable gamble, if you’re eating non-organic produce,” said Mark Weller, Co-Director of Californians for Pesticide Reform....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:02PM
calendar People's Park Candlelight Vigil 480_vigil_dec_29_2_am_1.jpg by People's Park Committee
People's Park Bowditch, Dwight, Haste, and Telegraph Avenues Berkeley, California...
Event Date: Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:00AM
Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:12PM
image Controversial Delta Tunnels Documents Exposed Day After Governor Says "They'll Be Built" 480_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“They’ll be built in a timely responsible way,” Brown said in reference to both the Delta Tunnels and High Speed Rail projects....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:42PM
image State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River 480_save_california_s_salmon_staff_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Members of California Indian Tribes spoke in support of the San Joaquin water flow standard at the hearing. “The destruction of the rivers is genocide on the fish and the genocide on fish is the genocide of the indigenous people of these rivers,” Mahlija Florendo, Yurok/Karuk/Hupa, and organizer for Save California’s Salmon, told the board before the vote. “So I am here today to tell you that these flows are critical to the land, the rivers, the fish and the people. No dams, no diversions,...
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20PM
image Green New Deal protest 480_850_1481_1.jpg by Leon Kunstenaar
Green New Deal Demanded at Pelosi's SF office....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:14PM
text Senate Hears Bill to Shoot or Evict Native Elk From California National Park by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2018 — A Senate subcommittee Wednesday will consider legislation to allow native tule elk to be shot or removed from California’s Point Reyes National Seashore, the only national park where these elk exist....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:36PM
image State Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation of Greenway Campaign Finance Violations 480_california_fair_political_practices_commission_1.jpg by Coastal Rail & Trail
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened an investigation of Greenway Capitola for finance and disclosure violations in connection with the recent Measure L campaign in the City of Capitola....
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:05PM
video Valentin Lopez Speaks on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (video/mp4 85.4MB) by Santa Cruz News
Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, spoke at an event in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hosted by the United Nations Association: USA Santa Cruz, CA Chapter on December 8 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence....
Posted: Sun Dec 9, 2018 3:00PM
text Judge Orders Kern County to Rescind Approvals for Grapevine Development by Center for Biological Diversity
Court Says Kern County Must Consider Air Pollution, Health Impacts...
Posted: Sun Dec 9, 2018 1:46PM
calendar Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal by Melanie
Civic Center San Francisco California 94102...
Event Date: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30AM
Posted: Sat Dec 8, 2018 8:51AM
image Brown administration withdraws key document necessary for Delta Tunnels approval karla_nemeth.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This is a great day for the Delta Protection Act,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. “We are thrilled about DWR's withdrawal from the consistency determination process.”...
Posted: Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:30PM
image Governor Jerry Brown backs deal to increase pumping Delta water to Big Ag 480_zinke_and_brown_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Brown just capitulated to Trump and his crony, David Bernhardt," said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). "Heck of a way to end eight years as governor."...
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:26PM
calendar What’s at Stake for Sargent Ranch/Juristac 480_sargent_ranch_-_juristac_1.jpg by Protect Juristac
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center 17000 Monterey St, Morgan Hill...
Event Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018 6:30PM
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:01AM
image CA PUC Protested Over PG&E Mass Destruction & Murders And Collusion "You Are A Murderer” 480_puc_grabbing_banner_by_police_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Protests took place at the California Public Utility Commission at the complete failure to regulate PG&E along with other utilities. Speakers demanded the prosecution of PG&E executives and the take over of the utilities to make them under the control of the public....
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18PM
calendar Tell CPUC: No PG&E Bailout! by Democratic Socialists of America: SF
505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-3214...
Event Date: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:10AM
image Delta Council Staff Finds CA WaterFix Inconsistent with Delta Plan, Chair Urges Withdrawal 480_img_6414_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Since the Delta Stewardship Council must find that WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan before DWR can begin construction of WaterFix facilities, “It now appears that there is almost no chance that Delta tunnels will be approved and begin construction before Governor Brown leaves office in January 2019," according to Chris Shutes of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)....
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48PM
text Will CA Department of Pesticide Regulation ban Big Ag's use of Toxic Air Contaminates? by Kate Hitt
As a Watsonville local and school bus driver, I have had it with all the toxic fumigants and sprays that are poisoning us and contributing to climate change. I joined Safe Ag, Safe Schools to stop poisoning kids and neighbors by making 1 mile 24-hour no toxic spray or fumigation buffer zones around schools....
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:39PM
image Interior and Commerce Secretaries sign agreement to expedite Big Ag water deliveries 480_ryan-zinke_pd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) blasted the agreement as a move by Deputy Interior Director David Bernhardt to “seize and consolidate control of northern CA water needed by salmon for use of his former clients in the western San Joaquin Valley to grow nut crops for export to China...
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:25PM
image West Coast crab fishermen sue fossil fuel industry over losses caused by climate change 480_noah_oppenheim__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Americans are well aware of the damaging and sometimes catastrophic effects of climate change,” said Noah Oppenheim, PCFFA's executive director, in a press release. “For crab fishermen, that means significant portions of the Dungeness crab fishery have been closed repeatedly since 2015, including parts along the coast this year.” Photo of Noah Oppenheim by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:45PM