Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • One World, One Ocean

    Two weeks ago, I was in Victoria, British Columbia, standing in line on a historic downtown dock, waiting for an order of fish and chips.  In the rain.  For a long time.  It wasn’t just any fish and chips – I was

  • Mobile Billboards Hit the Road Urging Berryhill, Emmerson, Smyth, Cannella, Achadjian, other GOP Legislators to Oppose All-Cuts Budget

    Stand Up for California is going on the road today to urge key Republican legislators to stop layoffs of teachers, firefighters, and teachers with mobile billboards.

    The billboards will begin criss-crossing the d

  • “State of Emergency” Rally Planned for Sacramento Friday

    Parents, students, educators and other public school supporters across California will be participating in State of Emergency rallies to highlight the devastating impact that more than $20 billion in state budget cuts have had on public education

  • Closing ranks for public safety

    When we preach public safety first, we mean just that. When someone dials 9-1-1, the caller is typically in urgent need of help from police, firefighters or paramedics, if not all three. Our city’s residents expect and deserve a timely publ

  • DontScapegoatUs.Com Launched to Counter Attacks

    SACRAMENTO – First there were demon sheep. Now there are demon goats.
    Californians for Retirement Security today launched a website,, aimed at legislators, a foundation funded by an out-of-state billionaire, th

  • “Pension Truth Squad” Makes Stop at State Capitol

    Before lawmakers heard legislation Wednesday to slash public pensions, Californians for Retirement Security’s Pension Truth Squad visited the State Capitol to share personal stories and set the record straight about the sustained attacks on