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image How Battles Over Sacred Sites Have Revived Ohlone Culture 480_corrina-gould_1.jpg by East Bay Yesterday
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
image California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales 480_humpback_whale_entanglement_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:44PM
image Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten 480_humboldt_marten_usfs_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Mink-like Marten Threatened by Logging, Pesticides, Climate Change...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07PM
text As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos by via Safe Ag Safe Schools
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
image City of Santa Cruz: Ban Gas-powered and High Noise Leaf Blowers 480_gas_powered_leaf_blower_1.jpg by Ban Gas-Powered 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
text Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers by Center for Biological Diversity
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
calendar Faith Resistance: Divest from the Pipeline flyer.divest.pdf_140_.jpg by David Brazil
First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland 94612...
Event Date: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:29PM
text California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
text Federal Plan Could Auction Off 700,000 Acres in California to Oil Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
'Resist Trump's BLM' Rally at Salinas Hearing on Fracking on Public Land...
Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:02PM
text Fracking Foes to Target Hollister Hearing on Leasing Public Lands to Oil Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
Proposal Could Auction 700,000 Acres in California for Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:29PM
calendar Resist Trump's BLM! trump_bureau_of_land_management_blm.jpg by Yes on Measure Z- Protect Our Water
CSUMB-National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas...
Event Date: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30PM
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:14PM
image The Road Not Taken san_lorenzo_river.jpg by Rick Longinotti, SC Desal Alternatives
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
image Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone” 480_sea-otter-kelp_helder-gomes_shutterstock_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
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
calendar Strike & Dig at UC Gill Tract Community Farm by Katrina Wehrheim
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
image Low Numbers of Sacramento and Klamath River Salmon Point to Poor Season 480_nimbus_scenery_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“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
image Workers & Environmentalists Demand BAAQMD Executives Be Prosecuted For Destroying Records 480_baaqmd_corrupt_bosses_fired_workers3-1-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
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
calendar Native Nations March - San Francisco 480_stop-co2-colonialism_1.jpg by Idle No More SF Bay
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
image CalPERS joins investors urging banks to address Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's concerns 480_penny___crowd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
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
image BA Air Quality Management District Employees Fired For Exposing Destruction of Records 480_air_whistleblowers_press_conf_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
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
image New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched 480_monarch_butterfly_xerces_society_stephanie_mcknight_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
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