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LADWP pulls leases under dry lake air monitors
2012-12-12 1:13 PM
They’re still doing it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, for decades, used its land ownership to manipulate life in the Owens Valley. The latest DWP maneuver cancels leases for land under three of the Air Pollution Control District’s Owens Dry Lake air monitors. LADWP doesn’t like what the air monitors are showing.
The Michael Slate Show
2012-10-25 12:21 AM
Dr. Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Program on the State of the Ocean, discusses the rapidly increasing acidification of the oceans and the immense dangers that poses for humanity and the planet in the very near future.
In an excerpt from the talk Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible and What It's All About, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, talks about how Capitalists are not fit caretakers of the earth.
James Cavallaro. Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, discusses the truth about US drone warfare against the people of Pakistan - especially under the Obama regime - and the report he co-authored with the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law titled "Living Under Drones."
United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation
Rockero, photos by Tony Hoang
2012-10-21 12:26 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012<br>
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.<sup>1</sup> This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city." (image/jpeg)
All for a freebie
2012-09-18 2:17 PM
Yesterday, September 16, hundreds of people were at El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument. They celebrated Mexican Independence Day. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees
2012-08-26 5:04 PM
Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents
Rockero, photos by Melissa Ayala
2012-07-23 11:12 PM
Monday, July 16, 2012
POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued. (image/jpeg)
Eco Fascism in Venice: Turning Homeless into Hazardous Waste
Venice Justice Committee
2012-06-19 12:47 PM
Venice NIMBYs blame the unhoused for environmental problems. (image/jpeg)
June 18th - Important NRC Meeting on San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety
No Nukes Now
2012-06-14 11:55 AM
June 18th, 2012 5 PM – 9 PM
San Juan Capistrano
Your voice is needed!
WE WILL HAVE A IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. (text/plain)
No SNWA Pipeline! Let's Keep the SPRING in Spring Valley!
2012-06-05 2:32 PM
539 members of the Goshute tribe in western Utah are all that stand between the Southern Nevada Water Authority and a proposed multi-billion-dollar pipeline that would “pump billions of gallons of groundwater” from the Goshutes’ home in Spring Valley “to parched Las Vegas,” in a 92" wide pipe that would run for 300 miles.
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Climate Impact Day in Eagle Rock
R of the Northeast LA Radical Neighbors
2012-05-11 8:12 AM
“To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.” --350.org
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Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers
2012-03-31 11:01 AM
The recent decision by the NV State Engineer to support the SNWA's proposed pipeline follows the same tactics used by San Fernando Valley developers who removed water from Owens Lake and Valley by using deception and purchasing land and favors from government officials.
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California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities!
California Safe Schools
2012-03-30 9:58 PM
NV State Engineer Rules Against Goshute Tribe and in Favor of SNWA Pipeline
Great Basin Water Network
2012-03-30 1:13 PM
The Nevada State Engineer's decision last week supports the SNWA proposed pipeline despite numerous objections from the indigenous Goshute Nation and many other scientists who warn that the finite aquifers of the Snake and Spring Valley targeted by the SNWA pipeline would not sustain this amount of extraction without causing ecosystem collapse as springs dry and species become extinct. It could be said that removal of water from the sovereign Goshute Nation by the SNWA is a form of cultural genocide. (text/plain)
Gillnets Kill California Whales
2012-03-30 11:01 AM
The drift gillnet gear that killed a gray whale and entangled another over the past week along the Southern California coast is the same type of gear used by the California drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish and shark that captured and killed at least two sperm whales in 2010. (text/plain)
Massive Wind Storm Hits San Gabriel Valley Area
2011-12-03 6:56 PM
PASADENA, December 2, 2011, 7:00pm – Much of the San Gabriel Valley area was hit with a wind storm of unprecedented force Wednesday night. At the time of this post 100,000s of people in the area effected are still without power. (image/jpeg + 12 comments)
Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash”
2011-11-18 3:16 PM
Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice. (image/jpeg)
BREAKING: City Council Votes Unanimously Against South Central Farmers
2011-11-16 12:43 PM
LOS ANGELES - November 15, 2011 – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to drop the 2.5 acre open space requirement for development at the former site of the South Central Farm (image/jpeg)
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam
2011-10-28 1:09 PM
After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article). (image/jpeg)
Fullerton City Council Votes to Develop Coyote Hills
Referendum to Oppose Development
2011-08-18 1:31 PM
Fullerton City Council votes (under fear of lawsuit by Chevron?) to allow Chevron to develop West Coyote Hills with more suburban sprawl. However, the last bit of ecosystem in northern Orange County can still be saved, Friends of Coyote Hills have a referendum to oppose the city council vote and needs your signature! (text/plain + 1 comment)
Public Comment Needed on SNWA Snake Valley Pipeline to Vegas!
Stop Water Theft by Developers!
2011-08-18 12:26 PM
Another chance for members of the public to comment to the BLM and share their views on the proposed SNWA pipeline from Snake and Spring Valley aquifers to the Las Vegas region. Please request the BLM take the NO ACTION alternative and deny the pipeline access across public lands held by the BLM. We do not need any more aquifers being overdrafted for extra golf courses and suburban sprawl development (ie., Coyote Springs from Harvey Whittemore), we need flowing springs and seeps for our ecosystems!
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Farmers Fighting for South Central Again
2011-08-04 7:01 AM
The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731
ELF Prisoner Steve Murphy on Abuse Within the Radical Communities
Support Steve Crew
2011-07-22 8:10 AM
Steve Murphy is an environmental activist currently in prison for his alleged involvement in an arson attempt at a housing development construction site in Pasadena, CA. What follows is a letter from him regarding the emotional and physical abuse accepted and overlooked within the movement. (text/html + 3 comments)
Fullerton-7/12; Council Re-Vote on Chevron Development
Save Coyote Hills!
2011-07-07 11:50 AM
Coyote Hills is the last remaining wilderness region between La Habra and Fullerton in the surrounding suburban sprawl of northern Orange County is threatened with development. Please visit Fullerton City Council and speak up for saving the last few open spaces before they are forever lost to development! (text/plain)
Senator Padilla Announces Committee Hearing Exploring Safety at California’s Nuke Plants
CA State Senator Alex Padilla & KPFA News
2011-04-06 5:45 PM
California State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat representing the San Fernando Valley, has called an April 14th hearing on the seismic safety of Pacific Gas'n Electric and Southern California Edison's nuclear power plants on the California Coast. This is the press release from his office: (audio/mpeg)
Author/artist/scientist Laura Cunningham on "Forgotten Landscapes of California"
2011-03-26 7:01 PM
For her book, Cunningham spent over 20 years illustrating how California might have looked before the arrival of Europeans. Her artwork often goes back centuries and even millennia (and on a few occasions all the way to the ice age). (image/jpeg)
2011-03-24 5:42 PM
Three Mile Island anniversary...LA, Monday protest (text/plain)
Quake News on TV
2011-03-21 9:18 PM
There are news broadcasts on 18.2. (text/plain)
No Nukes Monday, March 28 in LA
Andy K. Liberman
2011-03-21 2:26 PM
No Nuke's around LA--and a way to respond now. (text/plain)
Anti -nuke JAPAN vigil
Andy K. Liberman
2011-03-21 4:14 AM
Anti-nuke candlelight vigil at Westwood Federal Building sidewalk, Mon. night, 7, March 28--Greenpeace, Coffee House Teach-ins (text/plain + 4 comments)
Federal and State Officials Hear Testimony Regarding Impact of Pollution at Schools
CSS & CCAT
2011-02-11 11:34 PM
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