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  • Valley Police Dept Says Nothing About Rumors Of Hidden Cams Aimed At Women

    09/16/2014 3:53:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 3 replies
    KMJ.580 ^ | September 15, 2014 | Unknown
    Rumors are rampant about male public safety employees in Ceres placing hidden cameras aimed at women, and the city isn't saying much about it. The stories about cameras placed under a woman's desk and in changing areas at the Ceres Police Department came to the attention of the Stanislaus chapter of the NAACP. President Frank Johnson says they got so many calls they thought it was a prank, and he says if it's not true, they'll apologize - but if it is true, the organization will take action against it. The city attorney would only say action is being taken...
  • Armored Tank [sic], Grenade Launchers At Disposal Of LAUSD Police Force

    09/15/2014 8:21:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 15, 2014 6:31 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Unified School District Police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military. The military hardware at the disposal of LAUSD police officers includes a 20-foot-long, 14-ton armored transport vehicles, much like the ones used to move Marines in Iraqi combat zones. The tank is worth $733,000 and the school district’s police force got it from the government for free. How would LAUSD use such a vehicle? “For us? That vehicle would be used for extraordinary circumstances,” LAUSD Police Chief Steve Zipperman said. The tank,...
  • Free lunch: Pajaro Valley schools extend meal program

    09/15/2014 7:24:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/15/2014 | Donna Jones
    WATSONVILLE >> Forty cents might not seem like much, but multiply it by two or three kids and fork it over daily for school lunch and it begins to add up — especially for families struggling to get by in Santa Cruz County. That's why Pajaro Valley Unified School District officials have decided to stop charging families who are eligible for a discounted meal under the federal school lunch program.
  • LIAR: Black Firefighter Cries ‘Racism, Police Bullying’, Cop’s Body-Cam Proves Him Wrong

    09/15/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 9/14/14
    Make sure you watch both videos! See how the two videos give two different stories. Someone call Al Sharpton quickly before he gets the pitchforks out. With the nation a racial tinderbox in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s shooting death by a white police officer, a California firefighter threw out what could have been an incendiary spark by accusing a cop of treating him differently because he’s black. Little did Oakland firefighter Keith Jones know that the officer was wearing a body-cam video recorder when their tense encounter unfolded. And the video didn’t quite match the complaint Jones filed...
  • California Home Sales Dive, Prices Hit Wall, Millennials Blamed

    09/15/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 73 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 13 September 2014 | Wolf Richter
    This must be part of the explanation why home sales in the expensive parts of California, which is where most people live, are collapsing: according to a Harris Poll on behalf of electronic broker Redfin, 92% of millennials who don’t already own a home do not plan on buying one in the future. Ever. These people, now between 25 and 34, are in their peak home-buying age. They’re the much sought-after first-time buyers. They’re the foundation of the market. But not this generation. Homeownership rate among them, according to the Commerce Department, already plunged from 41% in 2008 to 36%...
  • California School Changes Criticized Arab Mascot

    09/15/2014 4:37:10 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | September 10, 2014
    A Southern California high school has changed its nickname from the Arabs to the Mighty Arabs and has adopted a logo with a nobler image, school officials announced Wednesday. The Coachella Valley Unified School District governing board unanimously adopted the changes in a closed-session meeting Tuesday night after months of pressure from Arab-American anti-discrimination groups. "Dealing with the mascot issue has gone worldwide," Superintendent Daryl Adams said, according to the Desert-Sun ( http://desert.sn/1lUE3AK ). "I'm glad to see that coming to an end." Officials at Coachella Valley High School consulted with Arab-American groups in getting rid of the scowling, hook-nosed...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • San Francisco Feminism: Go Ahead, Abort Girls

    09/14/2014 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so. Journalist Mara Hvistendahl, author of "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," estimates that sex-selective abortions have "claimed over 160 million potential women and girls -- in Asia alone." Thus, it is rather disturbing to watch one of the most liberal politicians in liberal San Francisco grandstand in defense of a practice that devalues -- destroys, actually...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • san diego homebuyers get an unwelcome feeling

    09/13/2014 6:13:10 PM PDT · by BelleAl · 31 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/08/2014 | Maura Dolan
    Jerald Rice typed his wife's name into an Internet search engine. A series of unsettling stunts had perplexed him. Advertisements for sex with his wife popped up. "Adult entertainment of all types when my husband is not home," the ads said. "Not for the faint of heart. Come see me during the day while my husband is at work and we can get our freak on." Some ads contained the couple's address and a photograph of the home they shared with their two children. Some had his wife's photograph, he said. Alarmed, he called his wife at work and then...
  • Oakland Firefighter Plays Victim Card Until Police Release Video

    09/13/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jack Dunphy
    The perpetual siren call of victimhood. Oh, how alluring, how comforting, how most pleasing is the mantle of victimhood. So pleasing, in fact, that even when the claim to victim status is tenuous at best, some people cannot restrain themselves from rushing before the news cameras to inform the world of how they have been mistreated. Pátio ergo sum. I suffer, therefore I am. Witness the case of Keith Jones, a firefighter in Oakland, Calif., who recently had a brief but mildly tense encounter with an officer from that city’s police department. Jones, 43, was leaving an Oakland Raiders football...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud (a whole 90 days in the big house)

    09/13/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/12/14 | Jean Merl, Patrick McGreevy
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a new trial, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy also sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence Oct. 31. Some observers have speculated that Wright will serve little or no time behind bars, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of...
  • Leland Yee co-defendant trying to shift blame, prosecutors say (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/13/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 9/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    **SNIP** Yee, D-San Francisco, and Jackson, his former consultant and a former San Francisco school board president, are among 29 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes after an undercover FBI investigation. Prosecutors have accused Yee, now suspended from his Senate seat, of soliciting tens of thousands of dollars from agents posing as campaign contributors in exchange for political favors. In a filing Aug. 14, Jackson's lawyer asserted that an FBI agent had been removed from the investigation and reprimanded because of financial misconduct. The agent, identified in court records only as UCE 4773, posed as a Georgia businessman and...
  • Taxi Drivers Object To Body Odor Test by San Diego Airport Authority [Drivers Claim Discrimination!]

    09/12/2014 9:13:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 12, 2014
    Taxi Drivers Object To Body Odor Test by San Diego Airport Authority Inspectors check 52 criteria to evaluate taxis but drivers protest that some checks spring from prejudice and discrimination 12 September 2014 Cab driver Daniel Afeweki looks out from his Toyota Prius cab as he waits in line for his turn to pick up fares at the San Diego airport. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Taxi drivers say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego regional airport...
  • President Obama Returning To Los Angeles For Fundraiser At Gwyneth Paltrow’s Home

    09/12/2014 4:49:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 12, 2014 4:00 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama will be back in Los Angeles in October for a fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Tickets for the Oct. 9 event will cost up to $32,400, and the evening will include an intimate dinner with Obama fielding questions from supporters, according to an invitation sent by the Democratic National Committee. The trip will be Obama’s 20th to Los Angeles or Orange counties since he took office in 2009. All but three of his trips have included political fundraisers. Obama was most recently in Los Angeles July 23-24, when he attended...
  • School Bans "Offensive" Chick-fil-A Sandwiches

    09/12/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended. What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns? Were English teachers put off by the restaurant chain’s grammatically challenged bovine pitchmen?
  • Gay rights activists fund critics of Archbishop Cordileone

    09/12/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT · by San Francisco native · 3 replies
    Catholic San Francisco ^ | September 12, 2014 | Valerie Schmalz
    Gay rights money funds archbishop’s critics Faithful America part of national progressive advocacy network September 10th, 2014 Many Catholics in the San Francisco Bay Area were surprised by the strong negative reaction to Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s decision to give a talk about traditional marriage at a June 19 Washington, D.C., rally organized to support marriage. A national online petition from Faithful America and a nationally publicized June 10 letter from 78 politicians and others urged the archbishop to withdraw from the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. The letter and petition citing “hate” speech by the National Organization for...
  • California employers must provide sick days under new law

    09/11/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melody Gutierrez
    Millions of Californians will begin earning paid sick days under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown that makes the Golden State the second in the nation to require the benefit. The law takes effect in July and will help 40 percent of the workforce in California, employees largely in retail, fast-food and other service-industry jobs who work full time or part time but who receive no paid sick leave from their employers. Connecticut is the only state that requires employers to provide paid sick time. "Whether you're a dishwasher in San Diego or a store clerk in Oakland,...
  • Bay Area Democrats leery of stepped-up attacks on Islamic State

    09/11/2014 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Rep. Barbara Lee, the Oakland Democrat who for years has sought to repeal the war-making powers that Congress granted to Bush in 2001 and 2002, said Obama acknowledged that Islamic State poses no imminent threat to the U.S. "ISIS was nowhere to be found in Iraq until after the Bush administration's invasion and occupation," Lee said. "We can't forget that history, because now we have to make hard decisions that hopefully will not in 10 years (lead to) an even greater problem."
  • Man Charged In Florida In Yasiel Puig Smuggling

    09/11/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    AP) ^ | September 11, 2014 10:08 AM
    <p>The indictment against Suarez remained sealed before the hearing, but a civil lawsuit filed in Miami against Puigcontains details about him.</p> <p>Those documents describe Suarez as one of the Miami-based men who financed Puig’s 2012 trip by boat from Cuba to Isla Mujeres, a fishing village near Cancun, Mexico. The initial price for the trip was $250,000, then was raised by the smugglers to $400,000.</p>
  • UCLA Forecast: California Economy ‘Painfully Plodding’ Along

    09/11/2014 1:00:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 11, 2014 10:56 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — California’s economy will continue to show steady but unremarkable growth in the months ahead, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Thursday. The state’s quarterly economic outlook shows that although job numbers are at an all-time high, the state is still performing below its potential in employment and output, UCLA senior economist Jerry Nickelsburg wrote in the Anderson Forecast. “That we are entering the sixth year of expansion just illustrates how painfully plodding this recovery process has been,” Nickelsburg wrote. Personal income in the state is expected to grow by 4.4 percent and 4.6 percent over...
  • Are High Housing Costs Restraining California's Growth?

    09/11/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/11/2014 | Carson Bruno
    <p>It's no secret. California is expensive. But is it a little more nuanced than that; coastal California is very expensive while inland California is just moderately expensive. Yet, despite being a well-known fact, Sacramento doesn't appear too concerned with California's growing price tag even though there is evidence it could be slowing the Golden State's economic growth.</p>
  • Dem Congressman: ‘Forces That Will Rise If ISIS Is Destroyed Are Nearly as Evil as ISIS’

    09/10/2014 10:44:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 94 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 9, 2011 | Melanie Hunter
    CNSNews.com) - Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Ca.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned Tuesday that destroying ISIS would only empower those fighting against the terrorist group – who are almost as evil as ISIS. “If you destroy one power in the Middle East, you empower the other side, and the four groups that are fighting ISIS now are in many ways nearly as evil as ISIS itself, and in fact, those who are fighting against ISIS today on the ground have killed far more Americans than ISIS has,” said Sherman, top Democrat on the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and...
  • San Diego Unified School District Gets Armored Vehicle (MRAP)

    09/10/2014 4:51:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | Setember 9, 2014 | Kristina Davis
    SD Unified gets armored vehicle City schools police have obtained their own military-grade Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle through a federal grant. Known as an MRAP, the armored mobile will be converted into a victim rescue vehicle that will be stocked with thousands of dollars in advanced medical supplies and be able to take heavy fire in case of an attack on campus, the San Diego Unified School District Police Department said Tuesday. The MRAP, valued at more than $700,000, was acquired at no cost to the district. The vehicle is expected to be operational in October. “We recognize the public...
  • Anaheim police officers to wear cameras

    09/10/2014 11:37:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Louis Casiano Jr.
    ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Police Department could be the first agency in the county to require officers to wear video cameras while on patrol, after the City Council unanimously approved the the $1.15 million purchase of 250 of the devices Tuesday. The first officers are expected to be outfitted with the body-mounted cameras in November, with all of them wearing the devices by April. It’s part of the department’s effort to increase transparency and mend a fragile relationship with the public after several high-profile shootings.
  • Huntington Beach woman charged over tirade that went viral

    09/10/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Langhorne
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A woman whose tirade against her roommate was videotaped and went viral was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday for a variety of charges. Laura Angela Cox, 47, of Huntington Beach was charged on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, battery against a cohabitant and vandalism resulting in less than $400 in damages. Cox was in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, but information on her bail amount was not immediately available.
  • S.D. SCHOOLS GET ARMORED VEHICLE FOR EMERGENCIES

    09/10/2014 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Defiant · 39 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | September 10, 2014 | Kristina Davis
    City schools police have obtained their own military-grade Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle through a federal grant. Known as an MRAP, the armored vehicle will be converted into a victim rescue vehicle that will be stocked with thousands of dollars in advanced medical supplies and be able to take heavy fire in case of an attack on campus, the San Diego Unified School District Police Department said Tuesday. The MRAP, valued at more than $700,000, was acquired at no cost to the district. The vehicle is expected to be operational in October.
  • Hot lunch debate as Bay Area schools go meatless on Mondays

    09/10/2014 5:11:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 9/9/2014 | Jill Tucker
    South San Francisco Unified joined the Meatless Monday movement this year, joining Oakland, West Contra Costa and several other districts that have adopted the campaign within the last few years. There are billions of animals slaughtered for food production each year, said Kristie Middleton, food policy manager for the Humane Society of the United States. "By going meat free just one day a week we can prevent some of this animal suffering," she said. "And we tell them a little about the Humane Society and animals," she said. "I like how they talk about compassionate eating. I think the kids...
  • More districts skipping meat on Mondays

    09/09/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 9, 2014 | by Jill Tucker
    Mondays have become meat free in hundreds of school cafeterias across the Bay Area, a move praised by animal rights activists and environmentalists and condemned by the livestock industry for pushing politics into the lunch line. South San Francisco Unified joined the Meatless Monday movement this year, joining Oakland, West Contra Costa and several other districts that have adopted the campaign within the last few years. District officials say it's all about improving student nutrition and drawing attention to alternative sources of protein.
  • California governor to sign mandatory sick leave bill

    09/09/2014 3:16:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2014 | by Sharon Bernstein
    California Governor Jerry Brown said on Tuesday he would sign a bill requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave to employees, the latest of several moves by Democratic lawmakers to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.
  • Who's rich, who's poor? Lawmakers show us their money

    09/09/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 9, 2014 | Cathy Taylor
    Californians take top, near-bottom spots on list of richest members of Congress. California’s congressional representatives are among the richest and – surprise – among the poorest of Congress’ lawmakers, according to federally required financial disclosure reports.
  • Ex-USC professor pleads guilty to having sex with boys overseas

    09/05/2014 7:51:50 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 71 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept 5, 2014 | Richard Winton
    A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and having sex with several underage boys he groomed online. Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places, entering the plea during a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez. As part of a plea, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend that the onetime eminent professor of gender and sexuality studies serve no more than five years in a federal prison. He also would be subject to 10 years supervision upon...
  • CBS & David Letterman Slapped With Latest Intern Class Action Lawsuit

    09/09/2014 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    Mallory Musallam filed a class action complaint against CBS Broadcasting, CBS Corporation and the retiring late night host’s Worldwide Pants Inc. for herself and everyone who has ever been an intern on the show. "Named Plaintiff has initiated this action seeking for herself, and on behalf of all similarly situated employees that also worked on The Late Show with David Letterman, all compensation, including minimum wages and overtime compensation, which they were deprived of, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs," says the jury demanding filing in New York Supreme Court ... Claiming that the production company and CBS intentionally wrongfully...
  • University of California Students Had Better Wise Up and Learn Their Constitutional Rights

    09/09/2014 7:35:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/9/2014 | Velma Montoya
    Recent events on University of California campuses reveal a growing need for education about students’ constitutionally-guaranteed rights. Disgregard for Constitutional Rights On UC Campuses In one instance, University of California, Santa Barbara students allowed feminist studies associate professor Mireille Miller-Young (whose 2013 salary was $77,100) to steal and destroy an anti-abortion poster that constituted speech protected by the First Amendment and displayed in the Campus’ designated “free speech zone,” and to assault the young woman holding the poster.
  • Cal State No Longer Recognizing Christian Groups

    09/09/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2014
    A new policy put in place by Cal State University could cost InterVarsity and other Christian groups up to $460,000 to meet on campus because they cannot change their leadership requirements to include any student. "No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization unless its membership and leadership are open to all currently enrolled students at that campus," the policy states. The rule requires leadership positions to be open to any student, regardless of whether they hold the same beliefs as the Club. The policy went into effect in 2012 but up until...
  • Naked Consent: Why Personal Speech Codes Won’t Curb a Social Problem Like Sexual Assault

    09/08/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | September 8, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    Speech codes won’t fix what ails a relationship marketplace that aggravates—rather than relieves—the risk of sexual violence. California’s proposed law will simply multiply accusations, legal proceedings, and judicial headaches.President Obama is right. Our nation has a problem with sexual assault. The Relationships in America survey project, a large national data collection effort I oversaw earlier this year, suggests that the president’s “20 percent” figure on college sexual assault is not far off. When I limited my analyses to those women no older than age 25 who’ve already earned a college degree, I learned that 19 percent of them report having...
  • NorCal Tea Party To Honor Benghazi Victims on Capitol Steps At Noon On 9/11/14

    09/08/2014 1:18:26 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    NorCal Tea Party ^ | 9/8/14 | N/A
    MEMORIAL EVENT HONORING THOSE LOST AT BENGHAZI September 11, 2014 (Thurs) California State Capitol – West Steps 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Join us at this major remembrance event on the 13th anniversary of 9/11/01. We want all families and loved ones to know we haven’t forgotten them. You will be inspired by the ceremony, music and message. GET MORE DETAILS HERE
  • CA SB808 Need Help from Fellow Gun Owners Here

    I have been going across forums associated with gun owners in CA (i.e. Calgunst.net) with other fellow members seeking support from the firearms community in regard to a situation we have in CA. Recently, the overzealous anti-gun DeLeon had put together a bill called SB808, which requires us to register any home-built firearms and 80% receivers as firearms regardless if they are complete or not. This includes applying for serial numbers from the ATF. It's currently not a federal requirement to register a non-serialized firearm built from an 80% receiver. California is seeking to not only require any and all...
  • Report: Metrolink Ridership Slipping

    09/08/2014 8:10:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 8, 2014 5:20 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Metrolink ridership is down nearly 600,000 passengers since 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported. The drop in ridership has caused revenue losses, which have left the rail line debating between cutting back services or boosting fares, the paper said. Metro officials blame the downturn on the worst recession since World War II. The train system serves six counties and more than 20 million people across the Los Angeles metro area. “Ridership should be growing, given the size of the area Metrolink serves,” Richard Katz, a former state legislator and longtime board member for the railroad, told...
  • Seven Months Later, Orange County Concealed Carry Permits Have Doubled

    09/08/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over most of the Western United States, ruled that California’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. The provision in the law stating that one must give “good cause” for a concealed carry permit was deemed too burdensome–and they’re right! After the ruling, Orange County saw a spike in concealed carry permits. It got to the point where the county had to spend an additional $1.6 million–and hire 14 part-time staffers–to process all the applications.
  • California’s Abortion Insurance Mandate Spotlights the Left’s 40-year Devolution on Conscience

    09/07/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Casey Mattox
    At the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases in March, Justice Anthony Kennedy tested the limits of the governmentÂ’s argument by asking if, under the governmentÂ’s theory, people could be forced to pay for othersÂ’ elective surgical abortions through their insurance plan. The solicitor general dodged, responding (somewhat inaccurately) that there was no law like that at present, and did so in a tone that indicated he was happy not to have to defend such an illiberal and unwise law. Cue California.On Aug. 22, prompted by two Catholic universitiesÂ’ refusal to provide abortion...
  • CA:Long Beach store employee uses shotgun to stop pipe attack following dispute

    09/07/2014 8:02:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    presstelegram.com ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LONG BEACH >> A Long Beach store employee used a shotgun to frighten off two men and a teen following an alleged attack with a pipe in the business Wednesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the 2800 block of E. Anaheim Street regarding an assault after the trio became involved in a dispute with employees resulting in a physical attack, said Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. During the argument, one of the three struck an employee with an object found in the business. Initial reports indicate it may have been...
  • Welfare weed: Berkeley orders dispensaries to give out FREE marijuana for low-income residents

    09/07/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | september 5, 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr.
    Low-income residents in a California city will soon be able to get high for free. The Berkeley City Council has passed a law requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to distribute 2 percent of their stashes to people making less than $32,000 per year or $46,000 per family. Under the new ordinance, which was approved unanimously this summer, only city residents will be eligible and they must have a prescription. 'Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine,” Councilman Darryl Moore told CBS San Francisco. The law requires that the...
  • Governor's Debate: Jesuit Prince vs. Hindu Upstart

    09/07/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    It was not until Thursday night's debate in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and his GOP rival Neel Kashkari that I realized what a gift the challenger has given the Republican Party. Up until then, he hadn't impressed me much. Had Assemblyman Tim Donnelly won the runoff, he likely would have delivered some bon mots on illegal immigrants that would have dominated debate coverage and sent the rest of the party into a defensive crouch. If Kashkari had amassed the type of country-sized fortune as 2010 GOP nominee Meg Whitman, he likely would have waged a big-money campaign that would...
  • More Angelenos are becoming street vendors amid weak economy

    09/06/2014 8:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 6, 2014 | Tiffany Hsu
    Sitting at her street vending booth with products arrayed neatly on a sequined purple tablecloth, Jackie Lloyd reflects nostalgically on the days when she had a steady salary and regular hours.. That was four years ago, before the 39-year-old was laid off from her job as an elementary school cafeteria worker and mounting bills forced her to venture into self-employment. Now the Pico-Union resident hops from location to location, selling body oils, shea butter, soap and incense. She moves when nearby businesses complain or she feels unsafe. Some days, her sales bring in $150. Others, they don't break $20....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'

    09/06/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by cutty · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    During Thursday night's California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state's schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were "all welcome in California," praised his administration's immigration policies. He said that California is "setting the pace" on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).
  • Jerry Brown vs. Neel Kashkari (Caption the Coneheads)

    09/06/2014 2:55:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
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  • Ex-USC Professor Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Boys Overseas

    09/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 6, 2014 | RICHARD WINTON, KATE MATHER
    Ex-USC Professor Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Boys Overseas Walter Lee Williams is taken into custody in June 2013 by the FBI at Los Angeles International Airport. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) By RICHARD WINTON, KATE MATHER A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and having sex with several underage boys he groomed online. Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places, entering the plea during a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez....
  • UC Admits to Enrolling 2,000 Illegal Aliens: UC Dreamers to get more financial aid, advisers

    09/06/2014 6:28:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    capoliticalreview.com ^ | september 2, 2014 | stephen frank
    We now know that at least 2,000 honest California students, qualified to attend the UC system will not be allowed a seat. We know that 2,000 parents who have paid taxes so their children, if qualified, could attend a University of California school, will be forced to send their kids to other schools. The State of California refused to allow honest students in the UC system and in their place allowed 2,000 “Dreamers”. If you are not familiar with this fantasy term, it is the buzzword used by the Left for ILLEGAL ALIEN. Thanks to Obama saying “So sue me”...