Monthly Archives: October 2016

Power to the People: Black Panther Party’s 50th Anniversary

A message from the Black Panther Party: October 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party (for Self Defense). History will surely recognize the Party as having organized the single greatest effort by Blacks in the United States for freedom. Now, former members of the Black Panther Party have come…

Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Other Corporations Have Spent Nearly $100,000 to Defeat Measure M, Sonoma Co. GMO Ban

Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Bayer, Syngenta and other agrochemical companies have invested nearly $100,000 into the campaign to defeat measure M, a proposed ban on cultivating GMOs in Sonoma County on the November 8 ballot. Here’s a message about this development from Karen Hudson of Citizens for Healthy Farms and Families & the Yes on M…

Public Comments on Dutra Asphalt Plant Alternatives Analysis due Nov. 8

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has released the Alternatives Analysis for the proposed Dutra Asphalt Plant at Haystack Landing in Petaluma for a public comment period. The Alternatives Analysis is part of an application for water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Comments on it must be submitted to…

Matt Maguire’s Voter Guide

For many Petalumans – particularly those with progressive political inclinations – former Petaluma Councilman Matt Maguire’s ballot recommendations have proved an invaluable reference. Maguire prefaced his recommendations with this message: “For those of us who have some trust issues with Hillary Clinton, know that she has already made progressive concessions because of Bernie Sanders, and…

Voter Guides for the 2016 Election

Voter Guides for 2016 Here’s a collection of voter guides for your reference as you attempt to navigate this year’s voluminous ballot (here in California, in any case).     California Progressive Voter Guide. Voter’s Edge by Maplight. California Secretary of State’s Quick Guide to Propositions. California Voter Foundation’s Online Voter Guide. Sonoma County Conservation…

Phone Bank for Measure M – Protect Family Farms from GMO Contamination

A Message from Pamm Larry and the Yes on M Campaign: In an article in the Press Democrat weeks ago, the Sonoma County Farm Bureau said they were not going to launch an opposition campaign to Measure M. Guess what?  Well…as usual, they “misrepresented” themselves.Again. They just opened a PAC with virtually the same name…