February 13, 1990 |
Dozens of environmentalists marched through Eureka, Calif., on Monday to protest as inadequate an agreement arranged by three local politicians to delay logging of a controversial ancient redwood grove called Headwaters Forest. The 45 singing, placard-waving demonstrators complained that the agreement, reached in secret talks between a logging executive and the lawmakers, does not protect the Headwaters and weakens safeguards for other areas.
February 17, 1999 |
Angry California lawmakers wore jeans to the state Assembly floor Tuesday to express disgust over an Italian court ruling that declared rape is impossible if the victim is wearing jeans. "We stand with our Italian sisters in refusing to be taken back to the old days when women were blamed for their own rape," said Assemblywoman Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles), one of several dozen male and female officials taking part in the protest.
August 1, 1999 |
More than 1,000 supporters of community radio station KPFA marched through the streets Saturday, demanding that the station not be sold. "Pacifica needs to give us written assurances that it won't sell," Aileen Alfandary, KPFA's news co-director, said before the march. Selling the station would mean the end of "one of the last bastions of independent community-based media," said Andrea Buffa of Media Alliance, a nonprofit group that supports KPFA staffers.
August 30, 1991 |
A UC Berkeley professor known on campus as either a voice of moral conscience or a publicity-seeking gadfly said Thursday he is on a fast to dramatize what he contends is the undemocratic nature of the UC Board of Regents. But UC officials say they won't respond to his fast or his proposals to transfer most power to councils of faculty, students and staff. Physics professor Charles Schwartz isn't threatening suicide or even to make himself seriously ill with the fast that he said he began Aug.
May 19, 1992
Nearly 2,000 demonstrators converged Monday at the state Capitol on behalf of California's mentally ill, calling Gov. Pete Wilson's budget cuts Draconian and a threat to the most vulnerable members of the population. A coalition of doctors, psychiatric workers, patients and politicians from dozens of health-care organizations urged the governor to restore all or part of a proposed $88-million cut and provide "some semblance of stable, common-sense funding."
July 3, 1990 |
With legislators and the governor making no progress toward closing the state's $3.6-billion budget gap, Controller Gray Davis said Monday that about $114 million in Medi-Cal payments have been stalled because the state's check-writers lack the legal authority to pay the bills. Davis also said the state, as of Monday, had spent $2.2 billion more than it took in during the 1989-1990 fiscal year.
May 21, 1991 |
State Finance Director Thomas W. Hayes on Monday confirmed reports that the state's budget deficit had increased by nearly $2 billion and could grow even larger, but said the governor would recommend no further tax increases to make up for the shortfall. That could mean even deeper cuts in services than what Gov. Pete Wilson has proposed to resolve what Hayes says is a potential $14.3-billion deficit.
April 3, 1990 |
Days had melted down to hours Monday, and next to the symbolic mock coffin burned one last candle--marking the last day before California might get back into the business of capital punishment. A few dozen death penalty foes, some of whom had helped keep a vigil at San Quentin prison for several weeks, paced anxiously under an unseasonably warm sun, waiting as the day crept by and wondering: Why had the U.S.
March 19, 1997 |
Many fought alongside the CIA in the jungles of Laos. Others fled Russia to avoid religious persecution. And others made the long trek from poverty-stricken states in southern Mexico to work in el norte. They came to the United States in different ways and for different reasons, but Tuesday more than 2,000 of them converged on the state capital to protest welfare reforms that affect immigrants more than any other group.
August 27, 1990 |
Protesters opposed to the hunting of Tule elk said eight demonstrators were arrested during a weekend confrontation with authorities on a bridge to the Grizzly Island wildlife area. Police were barring demonstrators from using the bridge to reach the island, a spokesman for the National Foundation for Animal Law said. The group said it was protesting the killing of 30 Tule elk.