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At one time, San Diego had a bustling fishing industry, luring immigrants from Italy, China, Japan, and Portugal. Canneries came and our local fishermen sold to them. We were the "Tuna Capital of the World."
Biological diversity does not come easily near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Hoover Street.
Thank you to all of the participants who brought the conference to life over social media. Here's a summary of the Twitter activity telling the story of the conference as it unfolded.
OccupyArrests.com | http://www.occupyarrests.com Howard Zinn said that the problem in this country is not civil disobedience, it’s civil obedience. Since the Occupy movement emerged in New York City in September 2011, thousand of people have been arrested exercising their freedom of speech and assembly while participating in Occupy actions. The number continues to grow.
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Cities across the country are trying to send a message to financial institutions: If you want our business, you’ve got to play ball. Since 2010, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, among others, have all considered or passed laws known as “responsible banking ordinances” designed to encourage banks to increase their lending and other services to the city's residents, particularly those in low-income communities. The laws work like this: in order to be considered for a city contract, banks must submit detailed plans outlining their goals that address the volume of home loans and small business loans they'll make in the city, particularly in low- and moderate-income areas that historically haven’t been targeted for investment.
The Short Description: The goal of the Virtual Company Project is to build online tools to help groups create and implement governance rules necessary for successful collaboration. The project is premised on the belief that the right graphical interfaces can translate the structures of the group into clear and intelligible procedures that will enable teams to make decisions, control assets and enter into contractual relationships with third parties. The Virtual Company project is creating the interfaces and designing the back-end functionality that is needed to enable group participants to see themselves in relation to the group as a whole, allocate roles, establish accountability to the group, make collective decisions, and administer group assets, expenditures and distributions. The Big Picture:
Now comes the hard part. Put the fork down.
SunRaven was created as a space to hold this intention: that individuals and our society as a whole will learn and move forward in their evolution – to achieve a state of peace, tranquility, harmony and balance that comes from the collective wisdom of our great teachers. SunRaven was founded and developed by Dr. Michael Finkelstein as a Center for Holistic and Skillful Living in 2005 while making his own transition from a purely physical orientation to life to one that is more holistic.
Editor's Note: The following comes to us from Ross Dawson, author of " Getting Results From Crowds ;" it was originally posted on the book's website and is re-posted here with permission. Over the last two weeks I have delivered 8 keynotes or workshops on crowdsourcing across Western Europe .
The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), working to enable seasteading communities - floating cities - which will allow the next generation of pioneers to test new ideas for government. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.
Durante 11 días, indígenas de San Luis Potosí, Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas y Nayarit realizaron cánticos, ayunos y rezos comunales para protestar por el proyecto de la minera canadiense First Majestic Silver Corp., en la sierra de Real de Catorce Foto Miguel Reina Lilia Ovalle
A fin de conservar la ruta sagrada de peregrinaje huichol a Wirikuta -la cual ha logrado sobrevivir en un ambiente utilitario, de cambio acelerado y depredación- se reunieron funcionarios de la Unesco, asociaciones civiles, representantes pueblo wixárika o huichol y el alcalde de Guadalupe, Rafael Flores Mendoza.
(Updated with link to final environmental impact report.) The Balboa Park Committee voted 7-4 Thursday to approve the $40 million Plaza de Panama plan to remove cars and parking from the middle of the park. The committee acted after a nearly three-hour meeting, during which supporters and opponents were almost evenly divided over many details, particularly the idea of adding a bypass bridge off the Cabrillo Bridge on the western side to divert traffic toward an 800-car garage south of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
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