Posting History for Central Valley Kossacks
|Scientists abandon California snowpack measurement, because–why bother?
Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
|CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
|North Coast Film Night to Expose Threats to Rivers
The Shasta Dam raise proposed by the federal government threatens over 40 of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe's sacred sites and would harm salmon, steelhead and other imperiled fish populations on the ...
|aitchdee Update: Progress Made, Help Still Needed in CA
I last wrote in January about the troubles of long-time kossack aitchdee -- you can see that diary here . Since ...
|Water coalition to hold press conference regarding 'shutdown' of Nestlé Plant
The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought - yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. ...
|The Weather People And The California Drought
Mr. Emmet and I watch a lot of local news. I think it’s a Zen thing. There’s a comforting familiarity, a seamless sameness, to it. There’s a daily checklist: * Five second mention of ...
|TURN:"Could a Comcast Colossus Completely Control the Internet?"
© The Utility Reform Network. 85 Market St., Ste 1400, San Francisco, CA 94103 - A CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT ORG'N - content replicated to Daily Kos by permission of TURN Communications Director. All ...
|California Kossack in Trouble Needs Help and Advice
Long-time kossack aitchdee has been struggling for a while, asking for small amounts of help now and then. At last, I'm sorry to report, her problems have come to a head, and she really needs any ...
|Me and the Cops - Part 1
I’ve been a solo general practice lawyer in the Sacramento area for 45 years. I’m old now. I made my meager living helping people deal with abuse of power of all kinds. This is the one about ...
|Flora's Organic Seeds,Flowers&Veg Plants - Kickstart Now,Place Orders for Spring,Who's YOUR Source?
Flora's Organics is the first Certified Naturally Grown Nursery in Kern County, California and set to becoming the first certified organic nursery too, with a Kickstarter page here (video included), ...
|TURN California Public Utilities News: Give'em Your Keyboard's Best Shot & Links to Low Income Rates
Danger- Corruption in Progress The growing scandal at the California Public Utilities Commission may have cost customers statewide $68 million — there is mounting evidence that disgraced CPUC ...
|9 Million Solar Panels Spanning 9.5 Sq Miles: World's Largest Solar Farm Becomes Fully Operational!
The first 500+ megawatt solar plant in the US, and the largest solar plant in the world came online recently . Called the Topaz Solar Farm, it was built on the Carrizo Plain, located between San ...
|What’s Next in CA. Water Politics?
Prop. 1, Governor Jerry Brown's water bond, is behind us. What do we still need to do? The Delta Tunnels are looming before us: What’s coming in the fight by fishermen, Indian Tribes, ...
|Contributions to Yes on Prop. 1 and 2 campaign rise to over $13 million
Contributions to the Yes on Proposition 1 and 2 campaign soared to $13,212,726 on Friday, October 24 as corporate agribusiness interests, oil companies, billionaires and the health care industry ...
|Walker Administration/WI DOJ appealing 120 Sing Along tickets that were thrown out
I haven't offered an update on the Solidarity Sing Along in a while, but it is still going strong. The sing along is a noon-hour singing protest that has occurred at the Wisconsin State Capitol ...
|Giles Goat Boy||10/24/2014||52||233||4||-|
|It's World Food Day: "Feeding the world, caring for the Earth"
The importance of family farming is the theme of today's World Food Day, as international organizations collaborate to draw attention to the critical role small scale family farms play in solving ...
|Nestlé Bottling Plant in Sacramento Targeted for 'Shut Down' Early Thursday
Activists will Blockade, Risk Arrest to Stop Nestlé from Stealing Millions of Gallons of Area Water SACRAMENTO – A coalition of water advocates said it plans to "shut down" the Nestlé water ...
|3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater has been injected illegally into California Aquifers
From the Center for Biological Diversity comes some troubling news: Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply ...
|Meet the Resnicks, the Koch Brothers of CA Water
Mock reception outside the Resnick mansion on Oct. 2! Want to have some fun and challenge corporate agribusiness at the same time? Then attend a mock reception outside the home of famous (infamous)
|Ami Bera introduces bill to block federal funding for BDCP
On September 9, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) introduced a bill with Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and John Garamendi (CA-03) to block FY 2015 federal funds from being used for California’
|C.U.A Report - Sacramento Meetup
Connect! Unite! Act! Sacramento Meetup Report We had an awesome meetup in Sacramento last Saturday (Sep. 6th) at the home of our host, the lovely and ever gracious kestrel . Unfortunately she was ...
|Water bond includes $485 million to buy water for Brown’s death tunnels
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and over two dozen agricultural, water, environmental, labor and corporate representatives ...
|Okay, Let's Do This: Mojave Kossacks Meetup 9/20 2PM
Subtitled: Us Poor Bastards what Gotta Live in Teabagger Districts. I've been talking about this long enough, time to do this. I'm looking for Kossacks in the CA-23 area, Antelope/Aerospace Valley,
|Our city steps back from militarization
Our Davis, CA, police department recently unveiled its special acquisition from the military surplus online cop-shopping mall: a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle, or MRAP. The community was ...
|Laurel in CA||08/29/2014||138||250||1||-|
|Southern California Roll Call - Where Do You Live and Where Should We Focus Our Political Action?
During our last meetup and in C.U.A. diaries, navajo has talked about the effort to set up DKos community groups in all congressional districts. Here in Southern California there is interest in ...
|Western USA drought: 63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost, and the surface of the Earth is rising
Lake Shasta Wow ! The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, ...
|BREAKING: CA Supreme Court Boots Prop 49 off Ballot
Just saw a tweet from Derek Cressman who is leading the Yes on Proposition 49 campaign (Money Out Voters In) noting that the CA Supreme Court blocked the proposition from the ballot. Approved by ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 8.4.14 ...... How Frackers defeated Butte County||paradise50||08/05/2014||64||56||-||-|
|California is dying of thirst, while it uses its precious water to raise livestock in China
California is thirsty and on fire. The worst drought in recorded history is now responsible for an early severe wildfire season which Gov. Brown has declared a national emergency. Watch this ...
|Sacramento (area) Kossacks Meetup With Featured Guest!
It's been far too long since we've had a Sacramento (area) Kossacks meetup! Please plan to join us Saturday September 6th from 4-7pm for a fun, casual potluck hosted by kestrel . (BYOB if you ...
|Highest recorded combined global temp for a June; Record increase in exceptional drought for CA
Full version here . From the National ...
|USDA Certified Organic Seed&Plant Nursery Project in Central Valley
Just learned from a very reliable friend about a local start-up business project Flora's Organics by Mona Twocats-Romero, in Bakersfield, that only has until August 21 at kickstarter. Even if ...
|Oklahoma experiences 7 earthquakes in 14 hours over weekend (Update: 4 More 7/15)
Oklahoma had a very busy weekend, at least according to the richter scale. GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span ...
|RTD: Any water bond with tunnels mitigation is not 'tunnels neutral'
Responding to recent water bond proposals by the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown, Restore the Delta (RTD) on July 8 said that “any state water bond that includes mitigation for the damage ...
|Big rally against the tunnels set for July 29!
July 29 will be the last day for public comment on Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels. I urge everybody to join Restore the Delta in a rally marking ...
|Sunday Train: Thinking About a Bakersfield Express Bypass
From the Sunday Train Since Gov. Brown saved the California HSR project for the second time (
|Dirty energy money vs. Grassroots in Butte County
This month featured one of the dirtiest episodes yet of The California Frack Wars, starring the conservative, fossil-fuel funded Californians for a Safe, Secure Energy Future verse the local, ...
|CA-Gov: Tell Jerry Brown (D) To Sign The Overturn Citizens United Act
Received this e-mail today from Peace Team regarding Governor Jerry Brown (D. CA):
|Buying into community solar gardens - solar power, not just for people with roofs anymore.
Solar gardens allow groups of remote owners or lessors to share panels in an more optimally located array. Here are three small items of good news that may cheer you up on this summer solstice.
|This is what Peak Oil looks like
When they got you over barrel -- what are you gonna do? You pull up, and you pay their latest price ... petro, you gotta have it. Oil thirst rising as Iraq unrest boosts prices by Wendy ...
|New silent wind turbine could generate half of a homes electric needs, says company The Archimedes
Megan Treacy of Treehugger ...
|Central California: That Place Where Farming Might Make Nearby Mountain Ranges Grow
In my last diary (“ Oklahoma, Where It’s Complicated Deep Beneath The Plains ”) I noted the wide variety of anthropogenic triggers to some seismicity. That diary was specifically about what ...
|March for Democracy Day 3 and 4
This group of committed, smart and young Americans have made it to Green Valley on the 4th day of the 480 mile long March for Democracy to Sacramento. They will average 14 miles per day. I'm ...
|March for Democracy starts on May 17 (but party first)
I'm not talking about a political party but a real one and I'm one of the hosts. The cause is money out of politics. I believe this issue is gaining momentum and it lies below every cause and ...
|May 17 - The California March for Democracy Kicks Off (UPDATED with Route Map)
Democracy, in this case, means getting money, especially dark and anonymous money, out of politics. One Pissed Off Liberal wrote a diary about this Thursday and, after my diary on the signing of SB ...
|Dave in Northridge||05/18/2014||17||35||1||-|
|Germany got 74% of its electrical power from Renewable Sources the other day
On Friday evening I went up to Bellingham to hear Bill McKibben speak. Bill has something fascinating to share with his audience, how Germany has reached the point where it had gotten over 74% of ...
|March for Democracy Day 1
The March for Democracy to get money out of politics. started today at LA City Hall. We walked about 12.5 miles to Burbank City Hall. OPOL diaried about it 2 days ago; Something big is brewing in ...
|Solar Desalination Start-up is making Fresh Water affordable in California
With adversity, also comes opportunity ... Here's one inventive company, that sees California's growing Drought problem -- and also sees it as a " unmet environmental need " ... one that parched ...
|California Low Income Utility Rate Elibility - by Income or by Assistance Program
"CARE" is the acronym for California Alternate Rates for Energy program for low income households. It's mandated (more or less) by the California Public Utilities Commission. There are two ways to ...
|Fracking Moratorium Bill Passes Senate Environmental Quality Committee
A bill imposing a moratorium on fracking and acidizing for oil extraction in California passed through the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today by a 5 to 2 vote. Senators Mark Leno, Jerry ...
|Governor Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan Lacks Answers
Three environmental organizations today asked the big, unanswered question of the state and federal officials behind the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the twin tunnels: Who will pay? "With ...
| Oil Lobby spending in California increases by 400 percent
A ground breaking report released on April 1, 2014 by the ACCE Institute and Common Cause reveals that Big Oil spent $123.6 million to lobby elected officials in California over the past 15 years, ...
|Don't Buy Koch
Here is a list of Koch products. Koch Brothers and Koch Industries from: http://kstreet607.com/2011/02/23/boycott-koch-industry-products/ It was probably here before, this list, so here it is, ...
|Senator Feinstein, Congressmen request more Delta water for corporate agribusiness
Senator Dianne Feinstein and six San Joaquin Valley Congressmen on March 27 sent a letter to Interior Secretary Jewell and Commerce Secretary Pritzker requesting more Delta water for San Joaquin ...
|Environmental Film Showing and Discussion with Caleen Sisk & Dan Bacher
On Friday, April 11, Caleen Sisk , Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, will share the film, “Standing on Sacred Ground,” and talk about their connection to water, Native ...
|Anti-fracking rally in Sacramento
In Sacramento on Saturday, March 15, two busloads of "fractivists" from Fresno and Merced joined many other groups from around the state for a huge, well-organized anti-fracking rally. Young people ...
|Safe Climate Caucus Pumps Up Advocacy and Action
When I first wrote about the Safe Climate Caucus , they were new on the scene. Last year, the agenda of the Safe Climate Caucus was to have a member of the House of Representatives speak daily on ...
|Marcia G Yerman||03/09/2014||10||20||-||-|
|The library is the last, best socialized institution in America today and you're about to lose it
(This diary is written by an American expat living in the European Union who is a male business librarian who holds a graduate library degree (MLS) and a Master's degree in business administration ...
|The Price of Almonds Will Be Going Up
Last Friday the federal Bureau of Reclamation announced that it would deliver no water this year to its agricultural customers in the central valley. The state water project had already made the ...
|The California Frack Wars: Episode 3 Revenge Of The Greed
Sacramento: Where Pay-To-Play Means Pay-To-Frack "California is home to one of the largest remaining deposits of oil in the country: the Monterey Shale. It has 13.7 billion barrels of oil locked ...
|WhereTheKogsAre:Links to the 150+ DK Geographic Groups by State & Beyond,2011-2015
COPYPASTE \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DkGeoGrps FOR LINKING. Revision is continual : send corrections, additions, mergers, "ceased activity", etc. HERE . SCROLL ALPHABETICALLY BELOW INTRO OR ...
|Quick re-mention of March 15 statewide "Don't Frack California" demonstrations
More info regarding message from Navajo to Central Valley members (and probably other California groups), in case anyone missed it, is at this search https://www.google.com/search?q=don%27t+frack+...
|Fracking and Water: A Serious Problem
Fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas, report shows America's oil and gas rush is depleting water supplies in the driest and most drought-prone areas of the country, from ...
|House Republicans Attempt To Take Control Of California Water
By now most people have probably heard that California and other western states are facing what could be the worst drought since Europeans first arrived on the scene. There is simply not enough ...
|Tell Your Representatives to Oppose HR 3964, the Delta Destruction Bill
Restore the Delta, a coalition opposing Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, has launched an action alert to oppose the "Emergency Water ...
|CDFW closes fishing on some rivers due to low flows
State and feds drained northern California reservoirs to export water south The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on January 29 announced that it has closed some waters, including ...
|Bio Fuel and Greening the Desert: Possible breakthrough using halophytes for fuel.
I didn't see this anywhere else, so I thought I'd try my hand at posting something with substance for a change. My big deal is potable water. My next big deal is environmental degradation. So when I ...
|Governor promotes twin tunnels and fracking during record drought
While over 100 protesters held signs and banners asking Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking outside of the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, the Governor in his State of the State Address ...
|Drought emergency in California raises stakes on fracking fight
Today, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the State of California. While the details of what this declaration will entail for state water policy remain murky, one thing that ...
|Cost of twin tunnels could be as high as $67 billion
The total cost of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels could be as high as $67 billion, according to new figures revealed at a Westlands Water District board meeting last ...
|Diverting water in a desperate drought
What would you do with 201,600 gallons of fresh water in the middle of a desperate drought? California is facing a desperate situation : the state is likely to close out the year as the driest on ...
|Find HERE Your Elected Reps' Contact Info to Tell Them Confirm Janet Yellen as Fed Chair
This [http://www.congressmerge.com/ Congressmerge page] is one of the finder tools to get contact info for our members of the House and Senate. When you find yours, you can telephone, email or ...
|Feds kill fall salmon eggs on Sacramento River
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is one of the biggest killers of salmon and salmon eggs in California every year - and this year is no exception. The Obama administration has continued and expanded ...
|Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Fishermen Blast Bay Delta Conservation Plan
The California Natural Resources Agency on Monday, December 9 released 34,000 pages of Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) documents for public review as tribal leaders, fishermen, family farmers, ...
|Time to #UnFrackCal
Last night, dozens of concerned Californians descended on the Oakland convention center for a "scoping meeting" regarding the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources "environmental ...
|Verizon FiOS & VoiceLink Repair Scam; Avoid Home Utility Shut-Off; & More TURN News & Alerts
From the TURN December 4, 2013 email action alert: We need your help to hold Verizon accountable to its customers. It appears that Verizon has become increasingly pushy in its campaign to switch ...
|Peripheral tunnels will do nothing to address subsidence threat to California's Central Valley
A U.S. Geological Survey report released on Thursday revealed that land subsidence caused by over drafting of ground water supplies in the San Joaquin Valley has resulted in a threat to water ...
|Oil company fined $60,000 for illegally discharging fracking fluid
The oil industry in California has constantly claimed that fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for oil and natural gas is "safe" and doesn't harm the environment. "An honest appraisal of the science ...
|Nov.20 Kern County Environmental Action Alert:California Energy Comm.Public Hearing on HECA Project
Information supplied by Trudy Douglass, to update mettle fatigue's Kitchen Table Kibitzing diary [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/12/1253720/-Kitchen-Table-Kibitzing-11-12-13-T-Douglass-Gives-...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 11-12-13: T. Douglass Gives HECA Dirty Air a Powerful Piece of Her Mind
This is a quick diary intended to bring attention to an issue of air-quality, environment, and public health that will affect the California Central Valley and beyond, at a time when the ...
|Update! Once again, I ask for your prayers and kind thoughts
Just got home from the hospital. The hubbie is there with a broken back. That lovely wind storm that blew through the CA Delta tonight landed a branch on a customers RV. Chris was cleaning it off, ...
|He Was the Bravest Person in the Room
Background: On June 04, 2013, Mayor Virginia Gurolla of Porterville, issued a proclamation recognizing the month of June as GayPride Month in Porterville. Now, for those unaware: "'Porterville has ...
|TURN Consumer Utility Advocacy Organization 40th Anniversary in S.F. Thursday, Nov 14
TURN —The Utility Reform Network— is a nonprofit California grassroots consumer advocacy organization with an emphasis on justice for the poor and fairness for all rate-payers, winning uphill ...
|TURN Water Supply Advocacy for Low Income Californians
In spring 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the 2012 settlement agreement between California American Water, The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the Natural ...
|The Utility Reform Network (TURN) California Update, Fall 2013
The Utility Reform Network (TURN) is a California non-profit grassroots consumer advocacy organization focused on justice for the poor and fairness for all rate-payers for electricity, natural gas, ...
|TURN news updates for California utility customers & consumer advocates
[http://www.turn.org/issues/energy/item/665-public-sounds-off-on-san-onofre-shutdown-costs.html San Diego Electricity Customers Sound Off on San Onofre Shutdown Costs] The thirty-year-old nuclear ...
|Governor Brown fails to show for environmental award under pressure from protest
Over 60 people, including indigenous leaders, environmentalists and labor activists, gathered at the Le Parc Hotel in San Francisco on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7 pm to protest the Blue ...
|Restore the Delta rallies 700 people against tunnels
Jerry Meral, the Deputy Secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency, and other Brown administration officials promoting the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), have tried to portray the ...
|Winnemem Wintu Say No To Shasta Dam Raise, Twin Tunnels
Over 30 people, including members of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Hoopa Valley Tribe and their allies, protested government plans to raise Shasta Dam and build the peripheral tunnels under the Delta in ...
|Diplomacy Better than War in Syria
As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and author of the bipartisan amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which asserted that nothing in the bill could be ...
|Congressman John Garamendi||09/10/2013||6||15||-||-|
|'Clean' version of the Delta Plan isn't fooling anybody
The Delta Stewardship Council on Wednesday August 28 released what it described as a "clean" version of the Final Delta Plan, a controversial document now being contested in seven lawsuits by ...
|Drowning Sacramento in a tide of oil.
A new Climate Central report warns ...
|Calif. Prop. 32 Ghost Looms Over Lawsuit Against Teachers Union
By Gary Cohn, Frying Pan News: Last November unions won a resounding victory when voters defeated Proposition 32, a ballot measure that would have crippled labor’s political influence in ...
|The Frying Pan||07/31/2013||8||9||-||-|
|Half Of This Year’s Winter Run Chinooks May Have Died
As many as half of this year's endangered Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon run may have perished in irrigation ditches, according to information disclosed in a federal agency report, a state ...
|Salmon Apocalypse Looming in California
July 25, 2013 For Immediate Release Salmon Apocalypse Looming in California Poor Government Policy Could Doom Record Runs Recent reports of a pending salmon die-off on the Klamath River don’...
|Delta Stewardship Council says Westlands lawsuit is 'disappointing'
Chris Knopp, Executive Officer of the Delta Stewardship Council, on May 30 released a statement complaining that the Westlands Water District lawsuit filed in Sacramento Superior Court seeking a ...
|California Members of Congress Blast BDCP Process and Plan
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Call BDCP a disaster for the Bay-Delta region and urge officials to halt process and consider the concerns raised by northern California stakeholders ...
|I need prayers. Now. Update! Thank YOU!!
My MIL is in the hospital in Oceanside. Sepsis and now pneumonia. As of 6pm the hospital nurse said her condition is deteroirating. We need prayers. DH and his sister will be on the road from ...
|Costa Introduces Legislation To Strip ESA Protections For Delta Fish
Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) has introduced legislation to exempt the Central Valley and State Water projects from Delta pumping restrictions required under the Endangered Species Act to ...
|Brown administration official claims 'Delta can't be saved'
Recreational anglers, commercial fishermen, Indian tribal leaders, family farmers, environmentalists, Delta residents and many elected officials strongly oppose the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)
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