Monthly Archives: December 2011

Court’s Ruling Forces School District to Reconsider Plans for Lighted Stadiums


By Matt Wilson Posted: 12/20/2011 mwilson@community-newspapers.com

The Fremont Union High School District will have to re-evaluate its plans for nighttime football games at Monta Vista and Lynbrook high schools.

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has ruled that the district’s certification of an environmental impact report did not properly analyze and mitigate the noise that could come from two proposed track and field renovations at both schools. Both projects will be on school property, mere feet from residential back yards.   Continue reading

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“Stop The Lies” CNA/NNU Sutter Alta Bates Striking Nurses Fight For Justice, Health And Safety


The Sutter Nurses implore their commitment to the patients, saying that Sutter is just “out there making money” and not standing up for the patients.

“They don’t give a damn about their patients,” nurses say. In my opinion, they’re not concerned about their nearby Sunnyvale neighbors, as well, by placing the Palo Alto Medical Foundation two-level 150,000 sf underground parking garage vents blowing concentrated carbon monoxide air toxins in the direction of a residential home living room window.
 

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Sutter Health Nurses Preparing for One-Day Strike


By: Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune 12/21/2011

Several thousand registered nurses are planning a one-day walkout Thursday at nine Bay Area hospitals unless union negotiations with the Sutter Health parent company can resolve disagreements over proposed concessions.

If the two sides cannot agree, the strike is set to begin at 7 a.m. and end 24 hours later on Friday morning.

Sutter Nurse Strike Courtesy calitics.com

Sutter Nurse Strike Courtesy calitics.com

But Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — one of the hospitals in the Sutter Health network that is the target of the walkout — has pledged to lock out the nurses who strike.   Continue reading