Apr 20 – Fracking California: Understanding the Threats to Our Water & Climate

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When
April 20, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where
Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street San Diego,CA 92103

Have you heard of “Fracking” but thought it was a practice done only in the remote reaches of North Dakota or Texas? Think again. This invasive and risky method of extracting oil and gas from deep shale formations is poised to become prominent in California with potential far reaching impacts. Join us to learn more at this workshop hosted by Global Exchange and SanDiego350.org, part of a state-wide tour. Read more or watch the intro video below.

RSVP at SD350.org Facebook event

Fracking: A Faustian bargain? A commentary by SD350′s Peg Mitchell in the UT 3/28/13

The event will bring together community activists, scientists, and local leaders to discuss how hydraulic fracturing could impact the availability, cost and cleanliness of our water, the impacts of extracting sour crude oil from the Monterey Shale Field on climate change, and other risks. Speakers will discuss ways communities can engage on the topic, with the goal of helping identify the right approach for the local San Diego community.

Speakers include
Rose Braz – Center for Biological Diversity
Shannon Biggs – Global Exchange
Ben Price – Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Doug Shields – Former Pittsburgh City Council Member who passed a rights-based ordinance banning fracking in his city

This event is supported by Sierra Club San Diego, Women Occupy San Diego, WiLDCOAST, San Diego Coastkeeper and more!

Obama and Peres Enjoy a Surprise Song in Israel


President Obama visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem was treated to a wonderful surprise: three Israeli children, singing in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, performed “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie.

After the performance the Presidents went to Peres’ garden and planted a Magnolia tree that Obama brought as a gift from the United States.

If Annie can help bring peace to the region, is there anything that her can do spirit, can’t do?

Thanks to theatermania.com

Chamber deal delayed; could be in trouble

4/25 UPDATE: U-T North County reports that the Chamber has secured a bank loan for $550,000 that will solve their short-term financial problems. Read the story. The City will also end the tourism contract with the Chamber and bring it under city control. ORIGINAL POST: The reason is unclear, but consideration of the Chamber of Commerce […]