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image All for a freebie Larisa Grib 2012-09-18 2:17 PM
All for a  freebie
Yesterday, September 16, hundreds of people were at El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument. They celebrated Mexican Independence Day. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)

image Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees Ross Plesset 2012-08-26 5:04 PM
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees
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)

image Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents Rockero, photos by Melissa Ayala 2012-07-23 11:12 PM
Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents
Monday, July 16, 2012 <br><br> 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)

image Eco Fascism in Venice: Turning Homeless into Hazardous Waste Venice Justice Committee 2012-06-19 12:47 PM
Eco Fascism in Venice: Turning Homeless into Hazardous Waste
Venice NIMBYs blame the unhoused for environmental problems. (image/jpeg)

text 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)

text No SNWA Pipeline! Let's Keep the SPRING in Spring Valley! Barbara Richardson 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. (text/plain + 1 comment)

image Climate Impact Day in Eagle Rock R of the Northeast LA Radical Neighbors 2012-05-11 8:12 AM
Climate Impact Day in Eagle Rock
“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 (image/jpeg + 3 comments)

text Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers spring snail 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. (text/plain + 2 comments)

text California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities! California Safe Schools 2012-03-30 9:58 PM

text 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)

text Gillnets Kill California Whales Teri Shore 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)

image Massive Wind Storm Hits San Gabriel Valley Area A 2011-12-03 6:56 PM
Massive Wind Storm Hits San Gabriel Valley Area
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)

image Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” RP 2011-11-18 3:16 PM
Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash”
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)

image BREAKING: City Council Votes Unanimously Against South Central Farmers A 2011-11-16 12:43 PM
BREAKING: City Council Votes Unanimously Against South Central Farmers
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)

image Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam RP 2011-10-28 1:09 PM
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam
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)

text 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)

text 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! (text/plain + 1 comment)

image Farmers Fighting for South Central Again Leslie Radford 2011-08-04 7:01 AM
Farmers Fighting for South Central Again
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 (image/jpeg)

text 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)

text 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)

audio 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)

image Author/artist/scientist Laura Cunningham on "Forgotten Landscapes of California" R. Plesset 2011-03-26 7:01 PM
Author/artist/scientist Laura Cunningham on "Forgotten Landscapes of California"
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)

text TMI Anniversary-anti-nuke Andy Liberman 2011-03-24 5:42 PM
Three Mile Island anniversary...LA, Monday protest (text/plain)

text Quake News on TV johnk 2011-03-21 9:18 PM
There are news broadcasts on 18.2. (text/plain)

text 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)

text 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)

text Federal and State Officials Hear Testimony Regarding Impact of Pollution at Schools CSS & CCAT 2011-02-11 11:34 PM

image Some Smokers are Butting Out of the Storm Drains R of the Northeast L.A. Radical Neighbors 2010-10-18 9:52 AM
Some Smokers are Butting Out of the Storm Drains
Some people in L.A. are working to reduce the amount of cigarette stubs that pollute and poison our oceans. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

image So Cal Participates in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party R of the Northeast L.A. Radical Neighbors 2010-10-16 10:17 AM
So Cal Participates in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party
In tandem with groups around the world, locals participated in the 10/10/10 Global Work Party organized by 350.org. (image/jpeg + 4 comments)

image George Buffy's Farewell to the Wilderness George Duffy via Fredric L. Rice 2010-08-23 6:21 PM
George Buffy's Farewell to the Wilderness
George Duffy was a wilderness hero, a U. S. Forest Service employee and tireless advocate for the environment and for the wilderness who worked (and at times bled green) within the system for the safety of the Angeles National Forest that he was charged with protecting. With his retirement and now his death it is sad to see a staunch advocate of what is wild fall by the wayside. Farewell, George, your friends, family, and the forest creatures who knew you will miss you. (image/jpeg)

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