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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
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
NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June
The Sacramento Bee has reported that 106 people are facing charges from the Nazi/antifa rally at the capitol this past June. Prosecutors will consider 514 misdemeanor and 68 felony charges involving 106 people, with charges ranging from unlawful assembly to assault with a deadly weapon....
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:50PM
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
Stir it Up on KFCF 88.1 FM featuring Daniel O’connell and Judy Hess
Alternative, independent radio for the Central Valley - KFCF 88.1 FM. This is the Stir it Up show, heard on Wednesday, March 1. 24:15 minute audio...
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 8:25PM
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
Sanctuary for All March In Fresno (video/mp4 25.3mb)
About 500 people participated in the Sanctuary for All march in downtown Fresno on Saturday, February 18. Below is a 20 second time lapse video of the event....
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:16PM
California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
Sanctuary for All Solidarity March
Fresno City Hall (Fresno and P street)...
Event Date: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:01AM
Protest the Republican Convention at Sacramento Hyatt Regency Feb 24-26
The California Republican Cabal is holding it's annual convention in Sacramento this February 24th through the 26th. All those in favor of Black Lives Matter, Womyn's right to choose, loss of healthcare, Muslim ban, and MANY other issues should come to Sacramento and make our voices heard! Loud and Clear. Impeach them ALL!...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:31AM
Understanding the Political Landscape of the City
This map shows the voting pattern in the Nov. 8, 2016, election for mayor of the City of Fresno broken down by precincts. It shows a Tale of Two Cities with the more affluent north Fresno voting for the conservative Republican candidate and the south voting for Henry Perea, the Democrat. If the rampant disenfranchisement of voters in the south was not so dramatic, Perea would have won. For example, voter turnout in Precinct 7 (in southwest Fresno) was 43% and Perea got 80% of those votes. In ...
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:03AM
Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history
Critics of the Delta Tunnels project said the Oroville Dam spillway rupture shows how basic dam assessments, management plans, and maintenance are being neglected as Governor Jerry Brown constantly promotes the California WaterFix as the "solution” to the state’s water supply and ecosystem problems. “According to the American Society of Engineers 2013 Report, there are 678 high hazard dams in California, and 48% of them do not have an emergency plan,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, execut...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24PM
Protect Planned Parenthood, Sacramento
Sacramento-- 5385 Franklin Blvd Midtown Sacramento--201 29th Street Roseville--729 Sunrise Avenue. North Highlands--5700 Watt Avenue Woodland--520 Cottonwood Street...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:30AM
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:10PM
#NoSettlements - NoBan - NoWall – Jerusalem4All!
Sheraton Grand, 1230 J St., Sacramento...
Event Date: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:30AM
Posted: Thu Feb 9, 2017 2:10PM
California oil lobby tops spending in 2015-16 session with $36.1 million
This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21 and at a Sacramento Climate Coalition meeting on February 4. Photo: A water protector standing against Big Oil's Dakota Access Pipeline in front of one of the project's investors, Wells Fargo, in Sacramento this January. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 5:03PM
Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today
January 24, 2017 - A tuition-free college education in California is possible. A new policy paper released today (see PDF) demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:18PM
ACLU of Northern California Contact Info for SFO, OAK, SJO, or FAT Arrivals Affected by Executive Order
The ACLU of Northern California is asking that people who have been expecting visitors to arrive at SFO, OAK, SJO, or FAT from one of the seven countries in yesterday’s executive order – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – and have not heard from their visitors or have heard that their visitors have arrived and been detained or denied entry to please contact us at one of our two hotlines and leave a message....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:06PM
Afrikan Black Coalition Pushes UC to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Wells Fargo Contracts
The UC’s decision to discontinue $475 million worth of contracts and line of credit comes on the heels of several cities and states terminating their relationships with a bank that has caused great harm to our communities....
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:09AM