Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: Fires

‘American Factory’ a tale of two blue collars: US and Chinese

As the United States grows more urbanized and service-oriented—not to mention politically polarized—the image of the blue collar factory worker becomes more remote to many, something of a composite...

Review: Gray Area Festival’s inferno of hybrid arts creativity

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. —Dante, The Inferno. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. —Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus.  Pledge allegiance to the world’s...

People in cages, Earth under attack in occupied colonial land

"I’m not sure where they are taking us, but I am praying it is safe.” Marta sat in the back of the Greyhound bus near the bathroom, along with more...

From Mali to Memphis: Dee Dee Bridgewater fires up the soul of her youth

ALL EARS Two of the great divas of blues and jazz will be performing in the Bay Area this coming week. It's a wonderful opportunity not only to hear some...

Police-reform advocates push Assembly bill to restrict shootings

Nine hundred ninety-eight. That’s how many people were shot and killed by police in the US in 2018. And 115 of those were in California. That’s 2.96 deadly police...

Will the state Democratic Party support public power?

The collapse of Pacific Gas and Electric Company is leading to serious efforts on both the statewide and the local level to replace the failed private utility with public-power...

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

A standing ovation to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, whose novel Sketchtasy, which follows a group of friends navigating Boston nightlife and LGBTQ assimilation, has been called “an instant classic of...

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

It was, in a weird way, ironic to hear on NPR today that PG&E is one of the first companies that is directly impacted by climate change: The wildfires...

Protesters call for public control of PG&E — and it makes such perfect sense

Activists shut down another hearing of the California Public Utilities Commission today, just after Pacific Gas and Electric Co. tried to head off bankruptcy by suggesting it might sell...

PG&E is on the ropes

When the California Public Utilities Commission – never known for its tight oversight of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. – suddenly starts talking about the possibility of turning the...