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image Mike Rhodes recognized by Fresno City Council 480_nd5_9423_1.jpg by Peter Maiden
Mike Rhodes, former Indybay Central Valley page co-ordinator, was recognized by the Fresno City Council, who made August 16 "Mike Rhodes Day."...
Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:55PM
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 Salmon Fishermen Respond to Commerce Secretary's Puzzling Directive on Water for Fires 480_wilbur_ross_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"We all agree public safety is the first priority," said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). "We disagree with Secretary Ross that the federal government should hijack California’s wildfires to impose weaker protections for our fish and wildlife."...
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:10AM
image Trump shows his ignorance of CA water - and contempt for West Coast fisheries, Delta 480_dj73aq3w0aafmud.jpg by Dan Bacher
Actually, the water in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and their tributaries isn’t “being diverted into the Pacific Ocean,” as Trump claims. In fact, the water flows naturally into the Delta, Suisun Bay, San Francisco Bay and then the ocean outside of the Golden Gate....
Posted: Mon Aug 6, 2018 5:29PM
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
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 SF Democrats Promoting Private Profit Restaurants by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco Supervisors, Democrats Aaron Peskin and Ahsha Safai, have introduced an ordinance banning cafeterias that some large businesses have for their employees which provide free lunches because these Democrats are promoting eating the 600 calories that sedentary workers need for lunch at private profit greasy spoon spicy non-union restaurants. This comes after the regressive soda tax slush fund promoted by the San Francisco Democratic Party with the sales pitch of fighting obesity kno...
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:32AM
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 House Passes Interior Spending Bill with Rider Banning Delta Tunnels Lawsuits 480_lamalfa_amendment_to_combat_illegal_marijuana_grows_7.18.18.jpg by Dan Bacher
The first rider written by Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) seeks to exempt the Delta Tunnels, also known as the California Waterfix project, from further judicial review, according to a statement from Restore the Delta....
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:08PM
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 Brown's Last Chance campaign gives 'Poison Pumpjack' award to Jerry Brown 480_dhwnaamucaas_vv_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The greenwashing of Brown’s questionable environmental record is nothing new.  The Blue Green Alliance on October 17, 2013 awarded Brown the "Right Stuff" award for his "environmental leadership" just a month after he signed Senate Bill 4, Senator Fran Pavley's green light for fracking bill....
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19PM
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
calendar Urgent Action: Save SCOTUS, No Trump Pick! Senator Office Visit in San Francisco save_scotus.jpg by Stand Up San Francisco
Office of Senator Harris, 333 Bush Street, Suite 3325...
Event Date: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 7:51PM
calendar Urgent Action Protest: Save SCOTUS, No Trump Pick! Rally in San Jose 480_no_trump_scotus_1.jpg by San Jose Defenders of the Constitution
San Jose Federal Courthouse, 2nd and San Carlos St, San Jose 95112...
Event Date: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 7:23PM
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
text Santa Cruz City Manager Refuses to Reopen Louden Nelson/San Lorenzo Park Bathrooms by Robert Norse
Closed as part of a broader campaign targeting unhoused folks outside, the bathrooms at Louden Nelson Center, San Lorenzo Park, and City Hall remained locked and/or closed to the general public. City Manager Martin Bernal ducked an invitation to explain at a gathering a week ago. He then met the next day with Conscience-and-Action [C&A] activists and rejected suggestions to reopen the bathrooms or immediately provide additional accessible portapotties....
Posted: Sun Jul 8, 2018 4:00PM
image Independence Day For Who? 480_screenshot_20180705-191232.jpg by Tina Marie
While families celebrated the 4th of July last night, activists shut down the streets of downtown Sacramento in solidarity with the Occupy ICE movement which is growing nationwide. Separation of Families continues be the focus of Human rights violations as child abuse reports increase....
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2018 10:57PM
image Delta Counties, Groups Urge Legislature to Halt DWR Contract for Tunnels Financing 480_don_nottoli_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Opponents, including conservation groups, Tribes, environmental justice advocates, family farmers, Delta residents and elected officials, consider the Delta Tunnels project to be the most environmentally devastating public works project in California history. Don Notolli, Delta Counties Coalition Chair and Sacramento County Supervisor, spoke on his strong opposition to the construction of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels during the public comment period at the first board meeting of th...
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2018 4:37PM