Environmental Justice at the Local and Regional Level – Legal Background

download the PDF: Environmental Justice KAMALA D. HARRIS Attorney General State of California DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Environmental Justice at the Local and Regional Level Legal Background Cities, counties, and other local governmental entities have an important role to play in ensuring environmental justice for all of California’s residents. Under state law: “[E]nvironmental justice” means the … Continue reading Environmental Justice at the Local and Regional Level – Legal Background

Tom Sebourn Blog: The Humboldt Civil Liberties Defense Fund Endorses DA Candidate Elan Firpo

Press Release: The Humboldt Civil Liberties Defense Fund (HCLDF) enthusiastically endorses Élan Firpo for District Attorney. The HCLDF is committed to the protection of civil liberties for all residents of Humboldt County and feels that Ms. Firpo is the candidate that would best protect those liberties guaranteed in our State and Federal Constitutions. The HCLDF … Continue reading Tom Sebourn Blog: The Humboldt Civil Liberties Defense Fund Endorses DA Candidate Elan Firpo

The Big Chill by Marty Burstiner

Back in April 2007, some 3,500 people peaceably gathered in Redwood Park in Arcata to celebrate weed. I wrote about it in this column, noting how amazed I was that in a county of 130,000 the two daily newspapers we had back then skipped the event. I get high on large, peaceful gatherings. It is … Continue reading The Big Chill by Marty Burstiner

Sample CPRA Request Letter : First Amendment Coalition

Date Name and Title (of the official with custody of the records) Name of Agency Address RE: Public Records Act Request Dear ________________, Pursuant to my rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to (inspect/obtain a copy of) the following, which I understand to be held by … Continue reading Sample CPRA Request Letter : First Amendment Coalition