Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

Victory! California’s Legislature Pulls AT&T And Comcast Bill That Protected Their Monopolies

By Ernesto Falcon, Eff.org -

AT&T and Comcast lobbyists fought hard this year to pass A.B. 1366, a bill that would have protected their broadband monopolies. Thanks to your support, that bill will not move forward this year. [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

Shell To Pay Up For Contaminating Groundwater In California

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Shell Oil Company was ordered this week to pay $63 million in damages for polluting groundwater in the city of Atwater, California. A jury this week found the corporation liable in the four-month [...]

Fighting Back: Six States Sue The EPA Over Its Approval Of Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. [...]

EPA Refuses To Allow Warning Labels For Glyphosate

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

The Environmental Protection Agency is protecting Monsanto by refusing to approve warning labels for products that contain glyphosate. Although the Internation Agency for Research on Cancer has [...]

Study: Enactment Of California’s Medical Marijuana Law Associated With Sustained Decline In Traffic Fatalities

Irvine, CA: The enactment of California's 1996 medical cannabis access law is associated with a significant and a sustained decline in motor vehicle fatalities, according to data published in [...]

California: Appeal Upheld In Challenge To Oil Drilling

By Los Padres Forest Watch, edhat.com. -

The California Bureau of Land Management has agreed with conservation groups that plans for a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument failed to comply with federal [...]

Woosley Fire: Sampling In The Wake Of Disaster

By Staff, Fairewinds.org -

During 2018, California was racked by the most devastating series of deadly forest fires in its history. While each of these events led to a tragic loss of lives, wildlife, homes, and entire [...]

Following Berkeley’s Natural Gas Ban, More California Cities Look To All-Electric Future

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Berkeley has become the first city in the United States to ban the use of natural gas in new low-rise buildings, and it isn't the only California community looking for ways to shift its buildings [...]

Climate Shenanigans At The California Democratic Convention In San Francisco

By Diablo Rising Tide, Indybay.org -

Climate Shenanigans at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco.  California's biggest secret is that Big Oil continues to dominate the conversation on fossil fuels and climate [...]

Human Rights Outlaws Defending An Ancient Forest’

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

There is precious little ancient forest left in this world – and a patch in Northern California is quite literally on the chop block. A forest defender with Save the Mattole's Ancient Forest [...]

Solidarity On The California Picket Lines

By Brooke Anderson, In These Times. -

California - The strike, which took place at all 10 campuses and 5 medical centers affiliated with the UC system, is the largest strike of 2019 to date, thanks to the significant number of [...]

EWG: Verdict In Roundup Trial Latest Blow To Bayer-Monsanto’s Claims Glyphosate Doesn’t Cause Cancer

By Staff, Ewg.org -

SAN FRANCISCO – Today’s verdict in favor of a California man who said his cancer was caused by exposure to Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller is further evidence that glyphosate, the herbicide’s [...]

Berkeley Sets The Bar For Municipal Support Of Worker Cooperatives

By Yassi Eskandari, Theselc.org -

Berkeley, CA -  Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members [...]