Oakland police killed Hernan Jaramillo and hid the video of his killing from the public for 2 and half years. The officers beat him to the ground in street, dragged his body 20 feet, and pinned him down with all of their weight on top him -- ignoring him as he repeatedly cried out, “I can’t breathe...they’re killing me,” for 15 minutes -- until his body laid lifeless on the sidewalk in handcuffs.
The massive gas leak in LA's Porter Ranch neighborhood was the worst environmental disaster since the BP oil spill. It further exposed our state’s failed oversight and slow emergency response, the weak laws governing regulation of gas storage facilities that led to this disaster, and our over dependence on fossil fuels and methods of extreme oil extraction.
The massive gas leak in Los Angeles is a ticking time bomb that is spiraling out of control and continues to poison local residents with cancer-causing chemicals, while releasing enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. It’s time for our national authorities to step in before it’s too late.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District -- a local agency that regulates air pollution -- has the authority to shut down the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility responsible for the leak. And we need to raise our voices loud and clear to make sure they SHUT IT DOWN NOW!
Enough with this madness. If the FBI considers you too dangerous to board a plane, you should not be able to purchase a gun. Period.
Los Angeles County has already declared a state of emergency as SoCalGas scrambles to stop the ongoing gas leak at its Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch. The City Attorney of Los Angeles even filed a lawsuit against SoCalGas for creating “unlivable” conditions. This gas leak is spiraling out of control!
The Clean and Healthy Bay ballot initiative may be the greatest opportunity in a generation for Bay Area residents to create a healthy and sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.
Gun violence in America is out of control. We cannot sit back while Congress refuses to act.
There is a 2016 ballot initiative in California that can set the gold standard for meaningful reforms to stop gun violence, creating a model that could be applied everywhere.
FOUR MILLION children, women, and families have fled from war-torn Syria to ESCAPE violent extremism, NOT to spread it. But right-wing Republicans and some Democrats are being overpowered by fear and bigotry -- not logic, tolerance, and goodwill. They refuse to even consider allowing refugees to enter the United States, and are fast-tracking legislation to slam our doors on those who need refuge most!
The Koch brothers' war on the middle class continues. This time, their aim is to cripple public sector unions across the country.
We refuse to sit by and let this happen.