Monthly Archives: January 2012

Conservation Groups, Winnemem Wintu appeal reduction of salmon protections

by Dan Bacher “Salmon are the life line, the magic in the waters, the measure of how healthy the waters are,” stated Caleen Sisk-Franco, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. “When they can no longer swim in … Continue reading

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State of the State: peripheral canal won’t ‘mend’ anything

   Brown delivering State of the State Address  (photo courtesy the Governor’s Office) by Dan Bacher In his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown emphasized his commitment to fast-tracking the construction of the peripheral canal under the … Continue reading

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The privatization of State Parks is already beginning

Bridge at Russian Gulch State Park What was feared – the possibility of our State Parks being stolen by private interests – is already on the agenda in the halls of our State Capitol. By deliberately defunding our parks, claiming … Continue reading

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Web Strike – Tell Congress NO Internet Censorship!

 Stop Censorship of the Internet! To Sign the Petition, Go:  HERE   ***

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Huffman gets huffy at North Coast debates

California 2nd District Congressional candidate Jared Huffman This past weekend, Noyo News attended the debates of ten of the current eleven declared candidates for the new 2nd California Congressional District, which encompasses a huge slender strip of some six hundred … Continue reading

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‘Marine poaching areas’ created by corrupt MLPA Initiative

New closures to the people of California in the Southern California Region by Dan Bacher An article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News on January 14, written by AP reporter Jason Dearen, does a good job of describing the challenge … Continue reading

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MLPAI Renegs on San Francisco Bay

Sims Metal Management, on the San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, CA. –  Clams, anyone? Although the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (MLPAI) officially agreed in its “Memorandum of Understanding” to address issues of fish and wildlife preservation, and problems … Continue reading

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Over Troubled Waters

Actor Ed Begley Jr. Narrates Restore the Delta Documentary Actor and Narrator of the film: Ed Begley Jr. by Dan Bacher Ed Begley Jr., a renowned actor and environmental advocate, will narrate Restore the Delta’s groundbreaking documentary film Over Troubled … Continue reading

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Fort Bragg’s “Ocean Committee”

Sign at the south end of Noyo bridge  In a meeting last Thursday, I was elected Co-Chairman of the venerable Ocean Protection Coalition along with former Mendocino County Supervisor Norman DeVall, who joined the meeting via teleconference.  Also present was … Continue reading

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