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image County Supervisors Slam Delta Tunnels at Conveyance Design & Construction JPA Meeting 480_jpa_board_of_directors_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Board of Directors of the Conveyance Design & Construction Joint Powers Authority held their first meeting to push forward with Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels project on May 17....
Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:21AM
calendar End Gun Violence March & Rally in Sacramento 480_stop_gun_sacramento_1.jpg by Black Child Legacy Campaign
5001 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841 (Meet at Target parking lot)...
Event Date: Sat Jun 2, 2018 11:00AM
Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:09PM
image Follow the Money: Parsons Corporation promotes Delta Tunnels behind the scenes 480_ken_calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
A review of federal election campaign contributions by Restore the Delta reveals that the Parsons Corporation, an international infrastructure contractor, has contributed to campaign coffers of Riverside Republican House member Ken Calvert and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican from Bakersfield....
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:21PM
image Two bills blocking new offshore drilling pass through Appropriations Committees 480_sm_scmpas-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
AB 1775 and SB 834 will now be eligible for floor votes in the Assembly and Senate next week. ...
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:15PM
image Rep. Calvert introduces rider to spending bill banning lawsuits against Delta Tunnels 480_ken_calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) that represents sport and commercial salmon fishermen and related businesses, said salmon and other West Coast fish species “will be wiped out if the current version of the tunnels is built, which is why GGSA and allies are already in court calling for a fair legal review.”...
Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:05PM
image State, water contractors move forward quickly with Delta Tunnels construction plans 480_sacramento_river_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If the Delta Tunnels are built, project opponents say San Francisco Bay-Delta and West Coast fisheries will be decimated while not one drop of new water will be created....
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:35AM
calendar Week 8 District Attorney BBQ: Meet Us At The Fence! 480_stephon_clark_1.jpg by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
Sacramento County District Attorney's Office 901 G St, Sacramento...
Event Date: Tue May 15, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:22PM
text Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities by Lynda Carson
Rent control and just cause eviction protections are the only fair and humane ways to slow down greedy landlords and profiteering realtors from gouging renters with never ending rent increases, unjust evictions, displacing renters from their communities, and adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California!...
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:56PM
image How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? 480_fortressbayareashield1fixedtransparent.jpg by Fortress Bay Area
How Much Do Bay Area Companies Make From Pentagon Contracts? #FortressBayArea Counties, Ranked....
Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:22PM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Votes 4-3 to Support Twin Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Dozens of local ratepayers Tuesday and in previous meetings testified as to the adverse impacts the project would have, including raising water rates for low income families and devastating the Delta and West Coast fisheries, but the Board nonetheless voted for the project under tremendous pressure from Governor Jerry Brown and the Metropolitan Water District. Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbar...
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 9:12PM
image California embracing a full measure of Juneteenth: Reclaiming the Past 250px-10thcav.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Pan African Heritage poised to take responsibility for the Black Hole of systemic institutional racism celebrated. Juneteenth at Negro Bar California State Park this 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush may spark a positive way forward......
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 8:53PM
image Groups Accuse Metropolitan Water District of Violating Brown Act 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
Brenna Norton, senior organizer with Food & Water Watch, commented, “This is a bad idea no matter what – but transparency is ultimately what allows people to hold their government accountable. Metropolitan Water District staff and directors, working with Governor Brown, colluded to round up votes to use SoCal ratepayer and taxpayer money to subsidize Central Valley farmers.”...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 8:21AM
image Trump Fracking Leases Threaten Already Smog-choked Communities 480_white_river_taylor_mckinnon_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Utah, Colorado, Texas Among Areas Exceeding Federal Smog Limits...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 6:45PM
calendar AFSCME 3299 UC Statewide Strike 480_afcme3299_uc_strike_1.jpg by AFSCME 3299
All UC Campuses...
Event Date: Mon May 7, 2018 6:00AM
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 2:55PM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Postpones Vote on Delta Tunnels 480_2016board-sm_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Regardless of the SCVWD’s decision next week, this fight is far from over," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "We will pack up our picket signs and head home when Governor Brown, or the future Governor of California puts a stop to MWD’s relentless process to see this project through at any cost." Photo - Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbara Keegan, District...
Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 8:42AM
image Building Power Against Systemic State Violence in California 480_justiceteamsnetwork_safetyjtn-768x1024.jpg by Justice Teams Network
We launched Justice Teams Network today to build power against systemic State Violence in all its forms. We launched today in Los Angeles at an event hosted by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Dignity and Power Now. On May 4, the Anti Police-Terror Project in Oakland will launch their 21st Century Survival Program at Santa Rita Jail and May 5 we will launch at the State Capital with a rally hosted by Black Lives Matter Sacramento....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 11:24PM
text ‘Please Give Us Justice’: New California Law Aims to Hold Police Accountable by Safiya Charles, The Nation
A “first of its kind” bill would raise use-of-force guidelines for police from “reasonable” to “necessary”—a higher standard that could save lives....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 10:54PM
calendar Hearing to Drop Charges Against Anti-Fascists in Sacramento by Yvette Felarca
Lorenzo Patino Hall of Justice 651 i-St. Judge Savage's Courtroom Sacramento, CA...
Event Date: Fri May 4, 2018 12:30PM
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 8:31PM
image California's Love Affair with Big Oil: from marine 'protection' to cap-and-trade 480_platformholly_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
There is no doubt that Brown’s support of increased offshore and onshore drilling in California occurs within the larger context of the capture of the state’s regulatory apparatus by Big Oil, Big Gas and other Big Money interests....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 6:24PM
image Winnemem Wintu, WATER sue to stop waste discharge at Mt. Shasta water bottling facility 480_800_caleen_sisk_speaks__1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Winnemem Wintu were born from the pristine water of Mount Shasta and regard this water as a sacred relative, a living being that is being exploited, desecrated and polluted when it is put in a plastic bottle and commoditized,” stated Winnemem Wintu Tribal Representatives, Mark Miyoshi and Luisa Navejas. Photo: Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk speaks in front of the Crystal Geyser plant in Mount Shasta City in September 2015. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue May 1, 2018 6:01PM