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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
image Miguel Masso Strikes Again 480_hollister-california-police.jpg by JP Massar
Miguel Masso and officers like him – victims of trauma from being in the military or otherwise, those who see a gun behind every shadow, hotheads, “cowboys,” and those whose ego prevent them from dealing with the public with restraint and respect when the public is not reciprocating, do not belong on police forces....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02PM
image California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration aclu_ca_schools.png by via ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco, March 23, 2017 - Dozens of California school districts and leading education organizations today announced the filing of an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County in its legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:44PM
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
image Berkeley: Violent Trump Supporters Are Merging with the Alt-Right 480_88-30_1.jpg by Northern California Anti-Racist Action NoCARA
Approximately 75 people showed up to the ‘March on Berkeley,’ on March 4th, 2017, an event organized by Richard Black of Southern California, to support the Presidency of Donald Trump. The march was to coincide with a national day of action planned in support of Trump, who faces a crisis of legitimacy and drastically dropping support in polls....
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:06PM
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
image Californians Sue in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban prejudice_rewritten_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
March 13, 2017 - A UC Santa Cruz graduate student researching the nature of the universe in collaboration with an Iranian scientist, a California woman planning a celebration of her recent marriage to a Syrian man, and an Iranian student unable to reunite with his wife are challenging Donald Trump’s latest attempt at an unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim ban. The suit, Al-Mowafak v. Trump, was originally filed on February 2, 2017 and was amended this afternoon. Plaintiffs are represen...
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:58PM
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
image High School Student Asks Questions for Paper Against Racism 480_paper-against-racism_1.jpg by Indybay volunteer
On March 12, a high school student in Oregon sent an email to Indybay seeking answers to a few questions for a paper on racism. Support this student. Add your replies as a comment to this post....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:32PM
text Trump’s proposed budget cuts to HUD by the numbers in California by Lynda Carson
Based on the documents from the Senate Appropriations Committee, this is an updated impact of some of the proposed cuts to HUD. Below are some of the numbers in regards to how California will be affected if Trump’s proposed $6 billion in budget cuts to HUD are enacted. This information may change if the budget cutting numbers are not final, regardless these numbers should assist tenant and housing activists in opposing the proposed budget cuts to HUD, by the Trump regime....
Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00AM
text NLG Sacramento Alert: CHP Recommending Charges for Antifa at Capitol Nazi Rally Last June by NLG-Sacramento
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
image New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners 480_streetsheet-coverart-march1-2017.jpg by Coral Feigin & Sasha Buchert, Street Sheet
Despite the fact that transgender and gender non-conforming people have recently become more visible in the media and popular culture, the realities for street-based, poor, black and brown and disabled trans women remain the same. Trans people continue to face discrimination from traditional housing, employment and healthcare forcing many trans people into alternative street economies like sex work, drug sales and whatever other work people can find. As a result of being pushed out of these t...
Posted: Wed Mar 8, 2017 11:04AM
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
text UC Berkeley Sponsors Muslim Basher: Drive Out the Trump Regime! Start with John Yoo by Curt
Torture advocate John Yoo and his handlers at Boalt Hall think Donald Trump's "new" Muslim ban is A-OK. Despite a decade of community protest against the corruption of young legal minds by a resident war criminal with a dangerous philosophy of exceptionalism - that American lives are worth more than other people's - law school administrators deny consequences of Yoo's professional misconduct. Professor Yoo shames the university every time he opens his mouth. His legal "opinions" further the i...
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 3:28PM
image US-Mexico Workers Solidarity March & Action On 3/5/17 For Driscoll's Agricultural Work 480_border_protest_at_gate3-5-17_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Mexican and US trade unionists, youth and human rights advocates rallied on both sides of the border in San Ysidro and Tijuana in opposition to union busting, NAFTA and the racist wall and ICE attacks on Latinos and immigrant workers....
Posted: Mon Mar 6, 2017 8:33PM
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
image Santa Cruz Raid Scandal Underscores Need for CA Values Act ice_police.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
In response to recent revelations that ICE lied to local officials in Santa Cruz regarding recent raids, the following organizations - ACLU of California, Advancing Justice - California, the California Immigrant Policy Center, and PICO California - issued the statement below:...
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:39AM