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How Battles Over Sacred Sites Have Revived Ohlone Culture
Have you ever wondered what the East Bay was like before colonization? In the new episode of East Bay Yesterday, Corrina Gould shares knowledge of how her ancestors, the Ohlone people, maintained a relatively peaceful culture here for thousands of years. Although this history was nearly wiped out, struggles to protect sacred shellmound sites—some of them older than the Egyptian pyramids—have sparked a movement to honor this region’s original inhabitants and reclaim “lost” languages, crafts an...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:33PM
California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:44PM
Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten
Mink-like Marten Threatened by Logging, Pesticides, Climate Change...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07PM
As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
City of Santa Cruz: Ban Gas-powered and High Noise Leaf Blowers
Make Santa Cruz healthier for our residents! Please ban gas-powered leaf blowers and high noise leaf blowers above 55 decibels....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:37PM
Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 21, 2017 — In response to a lawsuit by several oil industry trade groups, a Kern County judge yesterday temporarily halted efforts by California oil regulators to shut down hundreds of oil company injection wells dumping toxic fluid into aquifers that should be protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The wells affected by the ruling are in at least six California counties: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15PM
Faith Resistance: Divest from the Pipeline
First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland 94612...
Event Date: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:29PM
California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry
'Resist Trump's BLM' Rally at Salinas Hearing on Fracking on Public Land...
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:02PM
Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry
Proposal Could Auction 700,000 Acres in California for Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29PM
Resist Trump's BLM!
CSUMB-National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:14PM
The Road Not Taken
Tomorrow at 7pm the Santa Cruz City Council will hear about the progress that the Water Department is making on the plan for water security by 2025. It seems like a good time to look at "the road not taken"....
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:26PM
Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone”
Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast...
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 4:39PM
Strike & Dig at UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farm is in Berkeley on San Pablo Ave, at the intersection with Marin...
Event Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017 9:30AM
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 11:50AM
Low Numbers of Sacramento and Klamath River Salmon Point to Poor Season
“The fishery is in a desperate place and should be treated as such,” said Noah Oppenheim, the Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), who attended the meeting with over a hundred other fishermen and agency staff. “The situation is clearly the result of poor water management inland by the people representing the state and federal agencies.” Photo: Nimbus Dam on the American River, a tributary of the Sacramento and major producer of fall run...
Posted: Sat Mar 4, 2017 9:39PM
Workers & Environmentalists Demand BAAQMD Executives Be Prosecuted For Destroying Records
Workers and environmentalists called for the investigation and prosecution of BAAQMD executives and top managers for retaliating against Michael Bachmann, mangers for records and Sarah Steel for their reporting the destruction of critical records....
Posted: Thu Mar 2, 2017 11:09PM
Native Nations March - San Francisco
San Francisco Federal Building 90 7th Street, San Francisco, California 94103...
Event Date: Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:03PM
CalPERS joins investors urging banks to address Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's concerns
The announcement came four days after 150 people from a coalition of environmental and Native American Groups held a march and rally in front of the CalPERS office in Sacramento to tell the retirement fund to divest from its investments in banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:29AM
BA Air Quality Management District Employees Fired For Exposing Destruction of Records
Two employees Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District charged that they were fired after they blew the whistle on the agency's managers who were ordering legal and agency documents destroyed....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:15AM
New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched
The Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper will facilitate the study and conservation of the monarch butterfly in western states....
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:39PM