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San Francisco Women's March (editorial perspective)
San Francisco Women's March, January 20, 2018 Saturday, an editorial perspective....
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:56PM
Comic Criticizes Supply and Demand for Corporate Marijuana
San José writer Eugenio Negro critiques the corporatization of legal marijuana....
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44AM
Big Oil praises Gov. Brown's state of the state address, activists challenge his policies
"Jerry Brown has refused to start turning off the oil spigot as donations and lobbying dollars continue to flowfrom Big Oil,” said Liza Tucker, Consumer Advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “It’s time for his actions to match his words decrying the existential threat of climate change. Politicians should say no to money from Big Oil and Brown should say no to any new permits for Big Oil drilling and other infrastructure.”...
Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:31PM
California: Threats of Large Scale ICE Raids & Knowing Your Rights
Given recent threats of large scale ICE raids, the ACLU of Northern California wants to make sure you know your rights and have access to rapid response hotlines set up in the Northern California region. (see below)...
Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:15PM
Court Rejects Catch Limit for California Anchovy Fishery Following Oceana Lawsuit
Ruling finds Fisheries Service disregarded best available science and failed to prevent overfishing...
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:19PM
Jackson and Muratsuchi Reintroduce CA Bill to Halt New Federal Offshore Oil Drilling
In a major conflict of interest, the same Western States Petroleum Association President who led a campaign to stop the bill last year also chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern California. The “marine protected areas” created under the leadership of her and other task force members with major conflicts of interest fail to protect the ocean from offshore oil drilling, fracking, ...
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:04AM
Toxic Oilfield Wastewater Used to Grow California Food, Including Organics
Food & Water Watch Launches Campaign to Stop the Practice; New Video Captures Reactions Outside of Whole Foods Headquarters in Austin...
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:01PM
Protest Against Offshore Drilling at BOEM Public Hearing
North Steps of the California State Capitol (1100 L St. Sacramento, CA 95814)...
Event Date: Thu Feb 8, 2018 1:30PM
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45PM
'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette Granted Parole; Don't Let Gov. Jerry Brown Reverse It!
This new interview with SULC Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell is being released to kickstart a public campaign to contact California Governor Jerry Brown asking him to affirm the granting of parole and not reverse the parole board's decision. Please take action for 'Soledad Brother' John Clutchette!...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:38PM
Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
Response to the threats of Northern California ICE Raids
On January 17, 2018 there were reports that U.S. immigration officials are preparing to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people in Northern California....
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:28PM
Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2
Michael Brodsky, the attorney for the Save the California Delta Alliance, was encouraged by today’s decision by the California Water Fix hearing team. “It’s a recognition that this is a very serious situation and that the ultimate outcome of the hearings could be irrevocably tainted if they don’t take some action on the ethical violations that have taken place,” said Brodsky. “They gave the Department of Water Resources until Friday to respond. It might have been better to REQUIRE DWR to r...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:32PM
Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing. We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking
Trump’s Proposal to Expand Offshore Leasing Meeting Resistance in California...
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24AM
Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California court has halted a state program allowing pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across California because of inadequate public disclosure of the chemicals’ harms....
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20AM
North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
Why would honest men spread dishonest information about Pacifica's finances?
The Pacifica interim executive director and CFA are pushing for Pacifica to go into bankruptcy despite the fact that the majority of the board are against bankruptcy....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 11:52AM
Empire State Realty Trust investors have an interest in feud with the Pacifica Foundation
During October 2017, in favor of Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled with a summary judgement in a lawsuit against WBAI Radio and the Pacifica Foundation, over alleged unfair, unreasonable and exorbitant annual increases in the rent for situating the station’s transmitter at the top of the Empire State Building, in New York City....
Posted: Fri Jan 5, 2018 8:56AM
Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
The Fate of KPFA
January 8th KPFA’s money and property may be seized by the Empire State Realty Trust because of a 1.8 million dollar debt of our sister station WBAI in New York. At that point, our building and our bank account will no longer be under our control....
Posted: Wed Jan 3, 2018 11:16AM