A Santa Barbara County Fracking Ban Initiative ballot question is on the November 4, 2014 election ballot for voters in Santa Barbara County, California.
If approved, this measure would prohibit what are called “high intensity” oil and gas operations such as fracking, acid well stimulation treatments and cyclic steam injection. The measure would not impede conventional drilling or “low intensity” operations.
A group called the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians is behind this initiative. Read More: http://ballotpedia.org/Santa_Barbara_County_Fracking_Ban_Initiative,_Measure_P_(November_2014)
IF YOU WANT TO HELP: NOVEMBER 2ND
Food and Water Watch are rallying buses to go to Santa Barbara to help canvas, to educate voters about Measure P, the Fracking Ban, on this November’s Ballot in Santa Barbara. The organizers are seeking volunteers to ride up to SB from LA. Here is more info. if you can go this Sunday November 2nd. Here are more details. Please copy and paste the link or click here: http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar?id=114841&view=Detail
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.sbcountywaterguardians.org/
JOIN US for the Second Annual Really Really Free Market!
Saturday, November 1, noon til 6
WHERE Plaza Park across from the downtown Ventura Post Office on Santa Clara .
A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. A RRFM is a 100 percent free and non-commercial event (no bartering or advertising), and is also a demonstration of collective spirit, abundance, recycling, and sharing through the gift economy. The free market is created by you, the participants! All goodies that are left at the event will be donated to charity.
Interested in volunteering? Want to host a workshop? Looking to perform? We are looking for helpers, musicians, teachers, artists, and anyone wanting to share a skill or talent. If you would like to participate in the organization of the RRFM, please let us know! You can contact us through FB or email us at VenturaCoop@gmail.com
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PHOTO: Ally Gialketsis
Thanks to Jan D. for the info.
These Countries Have Banned GMOs. What’s America Waiting For?
FROM — http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81738502/
Los Angeles City Council voted Oct. 21, 2014 to ask LA city staff to draft an ordinance to ban the sale and growth of GMO (genetically modified organisms) within city limits.
Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell introduced a motion to curb the growth and proliferation of GMO seeds and plants within the city, to protect local gardens and city-grown food from current future contamination from GMO seeds.
TOMORROW: MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
The motion has been scheduled in the Arts/Parks Health Committee TOMORROW, October 20th at 3pm, LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1060.
Then, should it be approved by committee, it will be heard before the full City Council THE NEXT DAY, Tuesday, October 21st, 10am, LA City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 340. (aka, Food Day/LA).
PLEASE make phone calls or send emails in the next three days to Councilmembers Gil Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez, Bernard Parks, Curren Price, Mitch Englander, and Joe Buscaino, to let them know how important it is for Los Angeles to be a GMO-Free Growing Zone.
Motion to suppport: File 13-1374 Make Los Angeles GMO Free zone http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=13-1374
Councilmember Gil Cedillo
Councilmember Paul Krekorian
Councilmember Nury Martinez
Councilmember Bernard Parks
Councilmember Curren Price
Tell him this is an important step in protecting AB-551, the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones, which he has co-presented a motion about.
Councilmember Mitch Englander
Councilmember Joe Buscaino