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  • She was trying to start a neighborhood watch group – now she’s dead

    12/03/2016 1:20:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 2, 2016 | Bill Lindelof and Nashelly Chavez
    The woman who was shot and killed Thursday night in her south Sacramento home was with her husband and two children when shots were fired into their house. Ariyana Jones, 26, was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office on Friday. Police said she was shot about 7:30 p.m. inside her house in the 6700 block of Tortola Way
  • 'I literally felt my skin peeling': Nine are killed and 25 missing after huge fire tears ....

    12/03/2016 11:08:38 AM PST · by Cecily · 101 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jenny Stanton
    At least nine people died in a massive fire that destroyed a northern California warehouse that was an artist collective during an electronic music party early Saturday morning and officials said the building had no sprinkler system or working smoke detectors. Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said that at least another 25 people are still unaccounted for after the deadly blaze started around 11:30pm in the 1300 block of 31st Avenue during an event advertised as 'Rave Cave' featuring musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour. 'We still have to do a more thorough search of the building and we...
  • California Recount Laws

    12/03/2016 8:41:54 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    http://www.ceimn.org/ceimn-state-recount-laws-searchable-database/states/California
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • USC faculty member fatally stabbed on campus, suspect in custody

    12/02/2016 7:13:41 PM PST · by usar91B · 69 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/2/2016 | By Staff and wire reports
    One person, a male faculty member, has been fatally stabbed on the USC campus and a suspect is in custody. The victim is a man, approximately 25 years old, says Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Just after 4:30 p.m., firefighter paramedics responded to a reported stabbing on the 3600 block of McClintock Avenue, located on campus near the Seeley G. Mudd building and the school’s running track. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Stewart said. No other injuries have been reported. USC’s college newspaper The Daily Trojan reported on Twitter that police locked down the...
  • Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

    12/02/2016 5:52:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:06 PM EST
    Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor’s proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal. Obama ordered Fujan Grand Chip to “fully and permanently abandon” its proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s California-based subsidiary, Aixtron, Inc. The decision upheld a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies. The decision threatens to jeopardize the larger deal, which is under scrutiny [by] Berlin...
  • Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest Praying Outside Planned Parenthood [public property!]

    12/02/2016 4:53:13 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Allison Aranda
    Fr. James Linton and Family Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and later charged him with criminal trespass. If convicted, Father Linton could be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail and a $400 fine. When he was arrested, Father Linton, an Anglican pastor, was standing on a public easement offering incoming mothers and fathers alternatives to abortion and praying for them to change their minds. “The arrest of Father Linton is an outrageous violation...
  • Charles Barkley Not a Fan of Golden State Warriors' ‘Little Girly Basketball’

    12/02/2016 2:21:27 PM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Trent Baker
    On TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” NBA legend Charles Barkley went after the Golden State Warriors, saying he does not like how they play “little girly basketball,” and he does not want their style of play in the league. “Maybe I’m old school, but I’m never gonna like that little girly basketball where you have to outscore people,” Barkley said. “I’m biased against girl basketball. I love [UCONN Women’s Coach] Geno Auriemma, one of my favorite coaches, I love women’s basketball, but I don’t want it in the NBA.” Last season, the Warriors followed up their championshop season by setting the...
  • Pictured: San Bernardino terrorist smiles for the camera moments before slaughtering

    12/02/2016 11:06:49 AM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/1/16 | Ashley Collman
    full title......................Pictured: San Bernardino terrorist smiles for the camera moments before slaughtering 14 colleagues with his wife because they were 'upset he had to attend Christmas party despite being Muslim'................................. Husband-and-wife Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and injured 22 in a shooting in San Bernardino, California last December 2 Authorities now believe that the shooting may have been triggered by a mandatory Christmas party at Farook's work In an email obtained by investigators, Malik complains that a Muslim should not be forced to attend a holiday party steeped in another religion Farook attended part of the party before...
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.  Great to have you.  Glad you waited.  What's up? CALLER:  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to finally get through to you.  I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.  I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.  The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.  My question...
  • Conor McGregor Issued Professiona; Boxing License In CA (140 m rumoured ppv take vs Mayweather)

    12/02/2016 3:40:00 AM PST · by drewh · 34 replies
    MMA Fighting.COM ^ | DEC 1 2016 AST | by Ariel Helwani@arielhelwani
    While Conor McGregor has yet to officially respond to the UFC's decision to strip him of the featherweight title, it appears as though he has been busy behind the scenes. McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. "He got a license today and a federal ID," California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster confirmed with MMAFighting.com. "He's a California boxer now." This news comes just days after the UFC unceremoniously stripped McGregor of his 145-pound title, which he won less than 12 months ago, and named Jose Aldo the...
  • Captured: Two San Jose Fugitives Found Hiding in Attics Now Face Jailbreak Charges

    12/01/2016 9:22:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Lisa Fernandez
    Fugitive Laron Campbell came out of the attic with pink insulation all over his body, a US Marshal said.The two inmates who broke out of the Santa Clara County Main Jail on Thanksgiving eve by cutting jail window bars and rappelling down with bedsheets now face additional charges after both were captured hiding in attics within 22 hours of each other. "They've left no stone unturned and have had many, many sleepless nights," Sheriff Laurie Smith said late Wednesday of all the agencies, including US Marshals and FBI agents, who helped bring the fugitives back into custody. Both captured fugitives...
  • BULLETIN: There's Finally a Way to Rid Congress of Dana Rohrabacher!

    12/01/2016 9:59:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/30 | MATT COKER
    Limp-fisted Democratic Party opponents have not done it. Term limits he himself championed when first elected to Congress in 1988 have not done it. (He has been reelected every two years since.) And too-close associations with slimeballs like Mike Carona, Dave Garofalo, Jack Abramoff, Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, Joseph Medawar and even his felony fraudster wife Rhonda have not done it. No, the only way the Orange County congressional delegation is finally going to rid itself of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Havana) is if Donald Trump nominates him for Secretary of State. Years ago, working at a daily newspaper, it was revealed...
  • Christmas Party May Have Triggered San Bernardino Terror Attack: Police

    12/01/2016 5:24:30 PM PST · by willk · 83 replies
    ABC news ^ | December 1 2016 | Brian Ross, Megan Christie, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin
    Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.
  • California's Next Attorney General Issues Warning to Donald Trump

    12/01/2016 5:03:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 119 replies
    The Recorder ^ | December 1, 2016 | Cheryl Miller
    California's Next Attorney General Issues Warning to Donald Trump Cheryl Miller, The Recorder December 1, 2016 Just hours after Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Xavier Becerra to be California's next attorney general, the longtime U.S. lawmaker warned the Trump administration to expect a fight if newly emboldened Republicans challenge the Golden State's liberal laws and policies. "If you want to take on a forward-leaning state that is prepared to defend its rights and interests, come at us," Becerra, a 12-term Democratic congressman from Los Angeles, told reporters
  • House Dems in DC vote to keep Pelosi as their leader as her home state votes to regulate cow farts

    12/01/2016 3:25:27 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | November 30, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    The Democrat Party has learned no lessons after the drubbing it took at every level of government on election day if its recent moves are any indication. While the state of California is drafting rules to literally curb the supposed global warming effects of cow farts, the Democrat Party in the House voted to keep Calif. Rep. Nancy Pelosi as its minority leader. The vote to keep Pelosi isn’t a big surprise but the move to create regulations for California farmers to curb the effect of cow flatulence is both stunning and absurd. “If we can reduce emissions of methane,...
  • Janet Napolitano vows to protect undocumented California college students

    12/01/2016 11:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of California system announced Wednesday that campus police will not undertake joint efforts with any law enforcement agencies to investigate students suspected of breaking federal immigration laws. Police officers at the UC’s 10 campuses will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status, except as required by law, the school system said in a statement. The move comes in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has promised a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Christmas Party May Have Triggered San Bernardino Terror Attack: Police

    12/01/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Dec.1, 2016 | MEGAN CHRISTIE, RHONDA SCHWARTZ, JOSH MARGOLIN and BRIAN ROSS
    Authorities believe the terror attack on Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations including a Christmas tree which shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend. Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.Just before the attack, Farook had posed with four fellow county employees in front of a Christmas tree in the conference room. A short time later, 14 people were killed and 22 others injured when...
  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • California universities vow to defy Trump on immigration

    12/01/2016 5:57:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 30, 2016 | Alexei Koseff
    California’s public university systems are drawing a line in the sand with President-elect Donald Trump over his policies on illegal immigration, vowing not to cooperate with law enforcement officials who may seek to deport undocumented students on their campuses. University of California President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday released “principles in support of undocumented members of the UC community” that stated campus police departments would not assist federal or local authorities in investigating, detaining or arresting individuals for violations of immigration law.
  • SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded

    11/30/2016 5:49:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the sidewalk, because it made no sense to lock people up for fines they couldn’t afford.
  • Mark Wahlberg Tells 'Out of Touch' Hollywood ‘Bubble’ Actors to Stop Talking Politics (yes!!)

    11/30/2016 5:55:40 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | By Douglas Ernst
    Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has a message for his fellow thespians: Stop talking politics. The star of “Patriots Day,” an upcoming film on the Boston Marathon bombing, sat down with Task and Purpose to promote his work. The website, which is dedicated to issues of interest to veterans, asked him what he thought of Hollywood’s recent attempts to undercut Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Mr. Wahlberg told the website. “You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your...
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

    11/30/2016 5:53:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29, 2016
    Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup By Chris Perez November 29, 2016 | 6:09pm A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead. Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners. The pooch...
  • Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored

    11/29/2016 7:47:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    SFGate ^ | Updated 7:48 pm, Monday, November 28, 2016 | Michael Cabanatuan and Marissa Lang
    For all Muni Metro passengers knew, the free rides they were getting Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. Little did they know Muni was under attack from a hacker trying to squeeze $73,000 in ransom to unlock the agency’s computer systems. Muni refused to pay up. Instead, officials shut down the system’s ticket machines, threw open the fare gates as a precautionary move, and contacted the Department of Homeland Security and their own technology division to contain the attack, they said. ... The anonymous hacker used a ransomware attack — malicious software sent via...
  • Officer badly hurt in skateboard attack shows signs of recovery

    11/29/2016 6:35:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 28, 2016 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A South San Francisco police officer, who was critically injured after being smashed in the head with a skateboard on Thanksgiving, is “beginning to show positive signs of recovery,” officials said Monday. Officer Robby Chon remains in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after Thursday’s violent attack, in which he was struck in the head by a suspect he was chasing on foot.
  • California regulates cow farts

    11/29/2016 3:44:09 PM PST · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | November 29, 2016
    California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills.
  • Sherri Papini, abducted mom, found emaciated with hair cut off, husband says

    11/29/2016 2:20:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | November 29, 2016, 1:40 PM | By Crimesider Staff
    REDDING, Calif. -- The husband of a Northern California woman found bound along the side of a road three weeks after vanishing says the woman was “branded,” burned, had “chain marks” and her hair cut off and weighed only 87 pounds after her rescue. Keith Papini said in a statement released to Good Morning America that investigators told him to “brace himself” before he was re-united with his wife at a hospital Thanksgiving Day because of her battered condition. Investigators say Sherri Papini, 34, was abducted Nov. 2 after going for a jog near Redding. Her husband told Good Morning...
  • AP: Darrell Issa finally wins House race

    11/29/2016 11:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    It took three weeks to confirm it, thanks to California’s excruciatingly slow ballot counts, but Darrell Issa will return to Congress in January. Democrats had targeted his seat in order to push out one of the most conservative Republicans in the House, and to send a message to Barack Obama’s critics. Instead, Issa managed to eke out a narrow win over Doug Applegate in the toughest race of his career.Note, though, the way the Associated Press leads this story as it calls the race for Issa: The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job.Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated...
  • Why Should California Bother to Secede?

    11/29/2016 7:30:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2016 | William Sullivan
    There’s been a lot of focus about whether California can secede. The better question, perhaps, is, why should it? Think about it. If you live in California, you already live with silly taxes that you don’t have to live with in other parts of the country, beyond the infamous, highly-progressive state income tax. For instance, do you want to bag your groceries when you check out at the grocery store? In California, you have to either bring your own bags, or declare how many the store provides for you, because you’re charged $0.10 for each one. It’s a state-sponsored sin...
  • Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature....

    11/28/2016 8:46:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 89 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 28, 2016
    NOV. 28, 2016. Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature After Josh Newman Wins State Senate Seat Democrat Josh Newman has defeated Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to win the race for the 29th Senate District, giving Democrats in the Legislature a two-thirds majority in both houses. The Associated Press called the race Monday evening for Newman, who had been steadily gaining ground as provisional and absentee ballots were counted over the last three weeks. “I am immensely honored to have earned the trust and support of so many of my neighbors, who’ve placed their...
  • 3 deaths may be linked to community Thanksgiving dinner in Antioch

    11/28/2016 5:53:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 28, 2016 | Vivian Ho and Sarah Ravani
    Three people died and several others were badly sickened from apparent food poisoning, and authorities were investigating Monday whether the outbreak was linked to a community Thanksgiving dinner in Antioch.
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds

    11/28/2016 8:51:42 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Chriss Street
    There are 300 “Sanctuary Cities” and counties around the United States that have policies in place blocking local law enforcement from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for immigration holds. An ICE detainer is a written request for a local jail or other law enforcement agency to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after his or her release date, in order to provide ICE agents extra time to decide whether to take the individual into federal custody for removal purposes.
  • Fidel Castro Supporter Colin Kaepernick Greeted By Thunderous Boos In Miami [VIDEO]

    11/27/2016 4:49:30 PM PST · by McGruff · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2016 | David Hookstead
    Miami Dolphins fans mercilessly booed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday afternoon in Miami. Kaepernick has been in the news recently after a tense exchange over the merits of recently deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro with a local Florida reporter. Miami, which has a large Cuban population, didn’t let Kaepernick forget about it. As he took the field the stadium broke out into an insane amount of booing.
  • Desert and farm, water drainage and a new deal in the Central Valley

    11/27/2016 10:12:36 AM PST · by Mariner · 53 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 27th, 2016 | By Mark Arax
    LOS BANOS - The helicopter landed in the western hills above the San Joaquin Valley and out of the dust walked President John F. Kennedy. It was Aug. 18, 1962, and the sun would not let go. In the hollow of the mountain, where California was about to build its newest reservoir, the air felt like a blast furnace. Summer had baked the earth to a tan and shrunken form. The hills turned to hide. Though not a drop of rain had fallen from the sky since spring, no one in the assembled crowd, certainly not the cotton kings, thought...
  • Let California Go

    11/27/2016 6:55:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    When people speak of Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote, they are really speaking about California. In that state, Hillary Clinton won 6,621,346 votes to Donald Trump's 3,549,576 as of this writing. This margin of over three million votes alone accounts for any claim that Clinton exceeded Trump in popular support. Consider some numbers. In New York, Trump won 37.5% of the vote; in New Jersey, Trump won over 40%; and in Illinois, Trump won 39.4%. Among sizably populated states that lean "overwhelmingly" Democrat, California is in a class by itself. Trump struggled to get even a third of Californian...
  • ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds

    11/27/2016 5:33:04 AM PST · by detective · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Although Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned President-elect Trump that defunding Sanctuary Cities would cause “social, economic and security problems,” Sanctuary California could face bankruptcy if the Trump administration follows through on threats to pull billions in federal funding. There are 300 “Sanctuary Cities” and counties around the United States that have policies in place blocking local law enforcement from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for immigration holds. An ICE detainer is a written request for a local jail or other law enforcement agency to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after his...
  • Hollywood Christmas Parade with grand marshal Olivia Newton-John set for Sunday

    11/26/2016 10:04:26 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 31 replies
    City News Service via LA Daily News ^ | Nov 26 2016 | City News Service
    HOLLYWOOD >> Grammy-winning singer Olivia Newton-John, perhaps best known for her starring role opposite John Travolta in the movie musical “Grease,” will be the grand marshal when the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade makes its way through Tinseltown Sunday. Newton-John will also perform during a pre-parade concert, which will begin at 5 p.m. and feature notables including Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G, Scotty McCreery, War and Eric Benet.
  • Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump

    11/26/2016 7:17:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 26, 2016 | HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection of local mosques after letters that threatened the genocide of Muslims and praised President-elect Donald Trump were sent to multiple California mosques this week.
  • Liberals Want California to Secede? Godspeed, Libs...

    11/26/2016 4:58:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Hawkins
    As disgraced Democrat John Edwards liked to say, “There are two Americas.” There’s an America where people love this country, want it to be successful and believe in using tried and tested means like capitalism, conservatism, the Constitution and Christianity to make that happen. Then there’s an America where this country is shameful, deserves to be brought down a peg and all the old values that served us in the past need to be disgraced and destroyed. These views are becoming increasingly difficult to square. Take Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, for example. Are there any meaningful areas of...
  • Report: Nearly all, 99.8%, of illegal drugs shipped to U.S. from Mexico

    11/25/2016 11:48:36 PM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/16 | Paul Bedard
    Over 99 percent of all marijuana and methamphetamine seized at U.S. borders has come from Mexico, a colossal cache of 8.2 million pounds since 2012 and a demonstration of the efforts by drug cartels to feed America's habit, one that is leading to increasing deaths, according to a new report.
  • In Blue California, Democrats On Verge Of Regaining Supermajorities

    11/25/2016 6:28:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jon Fleischman
    California continues to cement its place as a national outlier, with Hillary Clinton clobbering Donald Trump by nearly 30 points as the last ballots are counted. Now, California Democrats looked to have gained a supermajority in the state legislature as well. It appeared in the days following the election that Democrats had picked up enough seats in the California State Assembly regain the two-thirds supermajority that they had lost in 2014, but that Republicans had held on to enough seats to block a supermajority for Democrats in the State Senate.
  • Remembering Americas Mom: Florence Henderson Dies at 82 (obit=surrounded by family at Cedars Sinai)

    11/25/2016 3:37:02 AM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    WHNT.com 19 nEWS ^ | POSTED 5:01 AM, NOVEMBER 25, 2016, BY CNN WIRE | wire report
    She was a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had also had made some TV and movie appearances this year. “We are all in a state of shock,” said Pressman, who spoke with the actress Wednesday night. Henderson died in...
  • The Obamas Are Buying a House In California [Not In South-Central Los Angeles??]

    11/24/2016 7:44:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Housebeautiful.com ^ | November 23, 2016 | SAM DANGREMOND
    The Obamas Are Buying a House In California Golf, sun, and no more press conferences. What's not to love? BY SAM DANGREMOND. NOV 23, 2016. According to the New York Post, the Obamas have reportedly purchased a house in Rancho Mirage, California, the same town to which President Gerald Ford retired after he left the White House. The golf destination is also home to Sunnylands, the former Annenberg estate known as "Camp David of the West." The Desert Sun, the area's local daily newspaper, speculated in January that the Obamas were considering buying property in Thunderbird Heights, where houses on...
  • Colin Kaepernick grilled by Miami Dolphins reporter over Fidel Castro shirt

    11/24/2016 10:07:03 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2016 | Des Bieler
    With the 49ers visiting the Dolphins this week, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick engaged in a conference call with members of the South Florida media. However, one reporter wanted to discuss something that happened in August, when Kaepernick wore a shirt that appeared to show support for Fidel Castro, which led to a tense exchange. (snip) According to the Palm Beach Post, a Miami Herald reporter began pressing Kaepernick about the shirt during the call Wednesday. The quarterback initially chose to emphasize the fact that Malcolm X was also on it, saying that it showed the slain civil rights activist’s willingness...
  • In a Trump presidency, uncertainty reigns over California immigrant health care

    11/24/2016 8:22:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 23, 2016 | Emily Bazar
    Health coverage and immigration status are inextricably linked for many Californians. Citizens and many lawfully present immigrants are eligible for most health care options. For other immigrants, insurance availability varies by status. If you’re an unauthorized immigrant, for instance, you can’t purchase a plan from Covered California, the state health insurance exchange, or get full access to Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents. Your children, however, may qualify for comprehensive Medi-Cal benefits even if they don’t have permanent legal status.
  • Colin Kaepernick: People blaming him for ratings “need to look in the mirror”

    11/24/2016 3:51:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 24, 2016 | Darin Gantt
    During a conference call with Miami reporters, Kaepernick was asked about polls that suggested his protest was one of the reasons for the decline. “They’re not watching football because of my stance about fighting systematic oppression and wanting the same equality and freedom for all people? I would say they probably need to look in the mirror at what they value,” Kaepernick said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
  • Jim Bakker: God Will Send Earthquakes To Punish California Counties That Voted For Hillary

    11/23/2016 3:29:55 PM PST · by drewh · 55 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | November 22, 2016 11:42 | Robert Manvile
    Last week, televangelist Jim Bakker reacted to the presidential election results by prophesying that God will punish people who live in counties that voted for Hillary Clinton. Bakker pointed to a map that showed the results of the election by county and said that “if you live in the blue—any spot that’s blue—I would say, ‘Oh God, help me. Oh God forgive me.’ Because those are the ones who came against the will of God in this election.” “I just want to tell you, God has spoken to me, I’ve seen under the ground in California, in LA, and God...
  • Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Now Over Two Million

    11/23/2016 1:23:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/23/16
    As additional votes have been counted in the presidential election, especially on the West Coast, Hillary Clinton's national popular-vote lead over Donald Trump now exceeds 2 million votes, according to an ongoing tally by the Cook Political Report's David Wasserman. Hillary Clinton's vote total is 64,223,986 (48.1% of the vote), while Trump's is 62,206,395 (46.6%) - a difference of 2,017,591 votes (1.5%). To put that popular-vote margin into perspective, Al Gore's popular-vote lead over George W. Bush in 2000 - when Bush won the Electoral College - was 547,000 votes. Also noteworthy: Clinton's 64-plus million votes is nearing in on...