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  • Lessons From the Highway of Death

    10/27/2016 5:06:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 27, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    California State Route 99 is the north-south highway that cuts through the great Central Valley. And it has changed little since the mid-1960s. A half-century ago, when the state population was about 18 million -- not nearly 40 million as it is today -- the 99 used to be a high-speed, four-lane marvel. It was a crown jewel in California's cutting-edge freeway system. Not now. The 99 was recently ranked by ValuePenguin (a private consumer research organization) as the deadliest major highway in the nation. Locals who live along its 400-plus miles often go to bed after seeing lurid...
  • Why every pro-lifer should vote YES on Prop 60

    10/26/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    "...A local version of Prop 60 (which required condom use in sex scenes) was already passed in liberal Los Angeles back in 2012. Not only did it get majority voter support, but even the liberal federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law as constitutional. Guess what happened to the porn industry in L.A.? Filming of these perverted sex scenes dropped by more than 90%. Here’s an excerpt from the LA Daily News: “The number of permits requested to make porn films in Los Angeles County has declined by an estimated 95 percent since the law took effect, according...
  • (CA) Independent turnout low in early voting (Bernie Voters)

    10/26/2016 11:06:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | 25 Ocy 2016 | Joshua Stewart
    Two weeks after early voting began in California, independent voters in San Diego County are off to a sluggish start. No-party preference voters, also colloquially called declined to states, make up 26.8 percent of San Diego County’s electorate, but as of Tuesday they account for just 19.3 percent early voters or people who have returned mail-in ballots. While independents are underrepresented in votes cast so far, turnout is disproportionately high for members of the two major parties. While independents are often targeted by candidates in general elections, turnout among this group is often low. Not one party in any county,...
  • Sanctuary city illegal immigrant sparks $61M fire in national forest (California)

    10/25/2016 6:51:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    WOFFORD HEIGHTS, Calif. — Angel Gilberto Garcia-Avalos had been deported five times in just the past four years, yet each time he has managed to sneak from Mexico back into the U.S., where he ended up in more mischief: driving without a license, attempted burglary and felony weapons charges. In August, he graduated to full-fledged mayhem, sparking a fire in the Sequoia National Forest that has already cost the government $61 million and left some of the country’s most beautiful landscape scarred for years to come. Garcia, who pleaded guilty last month and faces 13 months in prison, had only...
  • California Propositions: How to Vote?

    Any Californians out there who can lend some advice on how to vote for each proposition?
  • ‘Major Computer Outage’ Reported At Dozens Of DMV Field Offices (California)

    10/25/2016 3:15:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Officials Tuesday were working to fix a “major computer outage” at Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the Southland and statewide. Customer transactions at dozens of DMV field offices were impacted by the outage, including offices in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Compton, El Monte, Fullerton, and Thousand Oaks.
  • Long Distance Races Planned to Honor Katie Steinle

    10/24/2016 3:25:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Downtown Pleasanton's first-ever "Good for the Soul" 5K/10K race and Kids' Challenge will be held on Sunday morning, honoring Kate Steinle, a woman who was shot and killed on San Francisco's Pier 14 on July 1, 2015. "With this run, the organizers hope that people will come together to remember that life is short and tomorrow is not a guarantee," event planner Jonathan Lance said in a statement. Proceeds from the run will be donated to two organizations, Students Rising Above and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The run will start and finish under the Main Street Arch, Lance said. Participants...
  • Bus crash in California kills 13, closes I-10

    10/24/2016 11:59:11 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 17 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | 10/24/16 | Colin Atagi and Rosalie Murphy
    bus crash in California kills 13, closes I-10 Colin Atagi and Rosalie Murphy , The Desert Sun 10:12 a.m. PDT October 24, 2016 A tour bus and big rig collided on Interstate 10 on Sunday, October 23, 2016.(Photo: Colin Atagi/The Desert Sun)Buy Photo Thirteen people died Sunday morning after a tour bus slammed into the back of a big rig on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs while returning to Los Angeles from a casino near the Salton Sea. The Riverside County Coroner's office identified 11 of the victims Monday morning. Thirty one others were injured in the predawn crash, which...
  • Looks Like About 137 Fans Came Out To Watch The 49ers Play Today

    10/24/2016 8:43:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 101 replies ^ | October 23, 2016 | By NFLMemes
  • Left-Wing Berkeley Protesters Demand ‘Spaces of Color’, Harass White Students Trying to Pass

    10/24/2016 8:07:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 24, 2016 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Left-wing students at the University of California, Berkeley are protesting again. This time, however, these students are calling for “safe spaces” for transgendered people, as well as “spaces of color” at the University (which they already have). The protesters are also harassing white students trying to study, barring their path across a key bridge while allowing students of color safe passage.
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • Federal Officer Attempting to Stop a Theft Kidnapped in Ocean Beach

    10/23/2016 1:55:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Jaspreet Kaur
    A Federal Law Enforcement Officer attempting to stop a suspect from stealing a bicycle from his backyard was kidnapped in Ocean Beach on Friday morning, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed. The incident began at approximately 7:10 a.m. Friday at the officer's home near Narragansett Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. The officer witnessed the suspect from the second floor of his home take a bike from his backyard and place it in the back of a Chevy pick-up truck. The officer then grabbed his badge and confronted the suspect outside his home. SDPD says there were two suspects inside...
  • Proposition 57: Do You Feel Lucky?

    10/23/2016 6:48:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 23, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sponsors say Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, will save taxpayers money by making nonviolent felons eligible for parole earlier and improve fairness by having judges, not prosecutors, decide whether juveniles are tried as adults. Critics call it a "get out of jail early" card. I would add that it's the sort of dishonest measure that becomes commonplace under unaccountable one-party rule. State pols gamed the system to get it on the ballot. The title promises public safety when it could result in the early release of repeat offenders. Yet California voters are likely to...
  • National guard soldiers told to pay back bonuses years after enlisting

    10/22/2016 7:15:19 PM PDT · by Chode · 71 replies ^ | Saturday 22 October 2016 | Jamiles Lartey
    Thousands in California, many of whom served in Iraq and Afghanistan, called on to return enlistment bonuses amid reported ‘widespread overpayments’ Thousands of soldiers in the California national guard, many of whom served active duty tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, are being asked to pay back large enlistment bonuses they received as much as 12 years ago. The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that nearly 10,000 soldiers may be affected by the demands, after audits “revealed widespread overpayments by the California guard at the height of the wars last decade”. Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former army captain and...
  • TRUMP Rally TODAY in front of CNN building. HOLLYWOOD, CA

    10/22/2016 4:14:04 PM PDT · by BOOHA · 39 replies
    Me | 10-22-2016 | Booha
    Trump Rally in Hollywood, CA today
  • Father sentenced to 1,503 years in prison in daughter’s rape

    10/22/2016 4:49:45 PM PDT · by digger48 · 22 replies
    WISH ^ | October 22, 2016 | ap
    <p>FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.</p> <p>The 41-year-old was sentenced Friday to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history, the Fresno Bee reported.</p>
  • Anti-Hillary 'Walking Dead' Posters Surface in Los Angeles (foul language warning)

    10/22/2016 11:38:10 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/22/2016 | Paul Bond
    The artwork from conservative artist Sabo consists of blood-spattered text reading, "Negan wants 50% of your sh*t. Hillary demands it all." The Walking Dead has been hijacked by a prolific street artist to protest Hillary Clinton and the presidential candidate's entire Democratic Party. The artwork from conservative artist Sabo consists of blood-spattered text reading, "Negan wants 50% of your sh*t. Hillary demands it all." The sentiments are based on Negan, a new villain on AMC's hit show who expressed his desire for stuff that doesn't belong to him.
  • Valles angered over Syrian refugees' entry into Victorville

    10/21/2016 7:13:18 PM PDT · by JustSayNo2Pedos · 5 replies
    Victorville Daily Press ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Shea Johnson
    First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles has condemned the "dumping" of Syrian refugees into Victorville, saying she would sue the federal government and seek to cut off refugee welfare benefits after it was discovered 23 Syrian immigrants have resettled in the city this year. Valles also accused her opponent, San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood, of being "either oblivious to the placement of unvetted Syrian refugees in our community" or actively covering it up. A campaign statement she released Tuesday said that the federal government was required to consult with local jurisdictions before settling refugees, citing a hard-line immigration reform...
  • The black bands police wear when an officer dies are a gift from these 2 women

    10/21/2016 3:28:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | October 21, 2016 | Brian Day
    For more than a year, two former Long Beach police officers have made it their mission to honor each and every law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the Unites States by outfitting each member of the officers’ departments with personalized black “mourning bands” to be worn over their badges as a sign of respect to their departed colleagues. In a sight that’s become all too common in recent months, whenever a law enforcement officer falls in the line of duty, fellow officers traditionally don black mourning bands over their badges in tribute. Honorbands co-founder Laura Tartaglione...
  • Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes [Ron Calderon]

    10/21/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 3:58 AM EDT | Brian Melley
    Charged in a corruption scandal that could have sent him to prison for three lifetimes, former Sen. Ron Calderon dropped his entrapment defense, pleaded guilty and admitted taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento. As he faces sentencing Friday, though, prosecutors say Calderon is not taking responsibility for his actions and has presented a “whimsical and revisionist view of his conduct” in an effort to serve no time behind bars for graft that lined his own pockets and helped put his children through college. Federal prosecutors asked for a 5-year prison term in a blistering brief that mocked...
  • Sanders tells soda tax opponents to stop using his name [San Francisco/Oakland]

    10/20/2016 10:21:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2016 11:04 PM EDT | Janie Har
    Saying that consuming too much sugar is a serious health problem, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told the soft drink industry to stop using his name in ads fighting proposed soda taxes in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Vermont senator said in a statement Thursday that campaign commercials and mailers implying that he opposes soda tax measures on the Nov. 8 ballot in San Francisco and Oakland are false. Neighboring Albany also has a penny-per-ounce tax measure on its ballot. …
  • Opposing Planned Parenthood is now a criminal activity [CA]

    10/20/2016 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    n signing a bill that criminalizes the distribution of a “confidential” video of a “health-care provider,” Gov. Jerry Brown has at least dispensed with the notion that California’s Democratic leadership cares at all about free-speech rights. The new law, which could lead to jail time for violators, is the latest troubling example of how tenuous America’s political rights may be when one political party controls virtually every apparatus of power. Assembly Bill 1671 is a direct response to an activist group that last year released disturbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials who were, according to a July 2015 report...
  • Oh Good! Soros Friend Could Rig Elections in 16 States

    10/20/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Reddit and Independent Sentinel Blog ^ | October 16, 2016 | S. Noble
    Mark Malloch-Brown, a Britisher, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic International Corporation, an  ‘elections solutions provider’ that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world.Mark Malloch-Brown also serves as Vice Chairman at George Soros’s international Open Society Foundation.Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George Soros that he boasts of it on the Voting Machine Company’s website. On Election Day, a private company tied to Soros will manage the voting in 16 states, including voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the...
  • Man in a wheelchair sits in the waiting room of a health clinic for an hour before blowing himself u

    10/19/2016 9:26:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies ^ | 10/19/16 | Jennifer Newton
    full title.....Man in a wheelchair sits in the waiting room of a health clinic for an hour before blowing himself up by setting off a PIPE BOMB..................... A man in a wheelchair entered the health clinic and sat in the waiting room After an hour of waiting he produced a pipe bomb and blew himself up He died in the incident and Oakland Police are treating the case as suicide They added it appeared to be an isolated incident not linked to terrorism
  • Oakland Museum of CA celebrates 50th anniversary of Black Panthers

    10/18/2016 10:14:29 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    KGO-TV (San Francisco) ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Carolyn Tyler
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Fifty years ago this month in Oakland, a revolutionary group was founded and now the city is honoring the Black Panthers with a week of activities and a museum exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.
  • Donald Trump supporters protest outside lawyer Gloria Allred’s office (w/Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson)

    10/18/2016 5:40:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | October 18, 2016 | Anita Bennet and Wes Woods
    Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump staged a protest Tuesday outside the Los Angeles office of attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Summer Zervos — the Huntington Beach who claims she was a victim of unwanted sexual advances by Trump. Carrying signs saying “Gloria Allred exploits women” and “Make America Great Again! #MAGA,” a half-dozen protesters rallied near the entrance to Allred’s office at 6300 Wilshire Blvd., in the Miracle Mile area.
  • Feminists OK's Adultery with John F. Kennedy on NBC’s ‘Timeless’ Television Program

    10/18/2016 10:11:53 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2016 3:43 AM | Justin Ashford
    NBC’s Timeless began its third episode, “Atomic City,” by excusing the acts of one of John F. Kennedy’s mistresses because she demonstrated girl power during a tough time for women. The team time travels back to 1962 Las Vegas to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) from messing with history. They find a woman being taken by Flynn and save her from his clutches. She reveals her name to be Judith Campbell and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) fills the team in about Judith’s role in the 1960s, both as JFK’s mistress and her involvement with the mob. According to Lucy, Judith has...
  • Gunman wearing body armor 'wanted to assassinate two cops in Starbucks' - but was shot [trunc]

    10/18/2016 4:47:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2016
    A gunman wearing body armor targeted two California police officers who were taking a break at a coffee shop in an ambush that failed when his gun malfunctioned, authorities said Monday. Adam Powell, 41, appeared in the doorway of a Starbucks and 'attempted to assassinate' the two officers on Sunday, Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou said. The officers were not injured because the battered weapon, its butt covered with duct tape or foil, appeared to jam. Powell of Suisun City was in critical condition after being shot by the officers during a foot chase.
  • Vallejo officer-involved shooting: Police say suspect pointed assault-style weapon

    10/17/2016 7:09:54 AM PDT · by Califreak · 45 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/17/16 | Unknown
    Vallejo Police officers at the scene of a shooting in Vallejo, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Police said two officers were inside a Starbucks coffee shop on Lincoln Road West when a man with an "assault style weapon" opened the Vallejo police shot a suspect who pointed an assault-style weapon at officers at a Starbucks on Sunday night, according to the Vallejo Police Department. Police say the incident started at a Starbucks near Lincoln Road and Pine Street in Vallejo at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday night. Police said a male suspect opened the door of the Starbucks and pointed...
  • Silicon Valley is Furious About Peter Thiel's $1.25 Million Donation to Trump's Campaign

    10/16/2016 8:16:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | October 16, 2016 | Bartie Scott
    In response to Peter Thiel's pledge to donate $1.25 million to Donald Trump's presidential bid (reported by the New York Times on Sunday), some in the Silicon Valley-centered tech community are going public with a call to reject any company willing to do business with the PayPal co-founder. In addition to co-founding PayPal and data analysis software firm Palantir, Thiel sits on the board at Facebook and is a part-time partner and investor in startup seed fund Y Combinator. Thiel substantial donation to Trump doesn't come as a surprise--he did have a prime-time speaking slot at this summer's Republican National...
  • California "food stamps"

    10/15/2016 8:15:16 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 9 replies
    Internet | 10/15/2016 | Old Navy Vet
    Google tells the story at
  • Just saw an ad for Trump, in California

    10/15/2016 5:40:44 PM PDT · by glasseye · 29 replies
    glasseye | 10/15/2016 | glasseye
    I just saw mt first televison ad for Trump. It was during the Stanford football game. If Trump is spending money in California the election is over. Life is good!!!
  • Proposition 55 would extend "temporary" tax for 12 years [CA]

    10/15/2016 8:47:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2016 10:51 AM EDT | Juliet Williams
    When Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies urged voters to adopt a temporary income tax on the wealthiest Californians and a statewide sales tax on everyone four years ago, the deal was billed as a short-term salve for a state mired in debt and on the verge of insolvency. The taxes were needed to stave off $6 billion in so-called “trigger cuts” to schools and social programs baked into the state budget by Democrats as a threat to voters. Lawmakers also threatened to cut three weeks off the school year if Proposition 30 didn’t pass. […] Now, with the sales...
  • McClintock on the California Ballot Propositions

    10/14/2016 4:35:10 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 13 replies
    Tom ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | Tom McClintock
    Proposition 51 - Add $1,400 To Your Credit Card Balance: NO. When Jerry Brown calls a measure fiscally irresponsible, well, my God! This $9 billion bond measure will cost $17.6 billion ($1,400 per household) to repay over the life of the loan. The bond is for local schools, and a big chunk of it is for routine maintenance. This violates basic principles of sound borrowing. First, statewide bonds should be for statewide purposes; local schools should be paid for with local bonds. Otherwise, we end up robbing Piedmont to pay Pasadena. Second, bonds should be for capital projects with a...
  • Colin Kaepernick: The Flag Is Just A Piece Of Cloth

    10/14/2016 6:55:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2016 | David Hookstead
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes that the flag of the United States is nothing more than simply a piece of cloth. "At the end of the day the flag is just a piece of cloth and I am not going to value a piece of cloth over people's lives. That's just not something I can do, it's not something I feel morally right doing and my character won't allow me to do that," Kaepernick told reporters.
  • Fresno County Republicans stand behind presidential nominee Trump

    10/13/2016 6:45:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 10/13/16 | GARY M WILLIAMS
    “The Fresno County Republican Party fully supports Donald Trump for the Office of President of the United States. The economy, law and order, national security and the makeup of the Supreme Court are some of the critical issues which the American voters care about. Donald Trump is a proven leader from outside the Washington establishment who will bring needed change to Washington, D. C."
  • Police critics try 'Shoot, Don't Shoot' police simulator

    10/13/2016 12:59:58 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Fox L.A. ^ | unk 2016 | Fox L.A.
    The black man Leo Terrell (?spelling) trying the simulator has always been a pain in the butt to law enforcement in So California.
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act Strikes Again

    10/13/2016 11:18:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 12, 2016 | George Leef
    One of the statutes that best demonstrates the truth that laws usually bring about a host of unintended consequences is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the name of helping people who have disabilities, the law often imposes heavy costs on others, while simultaneously failing to do anything for its purported beneficiaries. The ADA has spawned a hyper-aggressive enforcement bureaucracy that lives to find violations of the law, even if those violations exist purely in their own minds. A recent flap over free online college courses makes the point. Colleges and universities do a lot of ridiculous and even harmful...
  • Death of LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose rape allegations called likely suicide

    10/12/2016 9:26:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 10/12/16 | Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts
    A Los Angeles Police Department detective who was investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose died after being found with a gunshot wound in a Whittier home Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

    10/11/2016 7:07:54 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    Several “Think Different” posters portraying a rainbow Apple logo with a silhouette of Donald Trump’s face on it have appeared around San Francisco, including near both Twitter and Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices on National Coming Out Day today. The posters resemble colored versions of the black and white prints that were spotted in Hollywood, Los Angeles, last month, and appear to be the doing of the “Art Wing Conspiracy” group, who displayed their poster design at Lucian Wintrich’s pro-Trump art show, #DaddyWillSaveUs, last Saturday.
  • 1 detained as Trump supporters protest outside CNN building in Hollywood

    10/11/2016 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Anita Bennett and Matthew Carey
    One person was taken into custody Monday evening during a pro-Donald Trump rally outside the CNN building in Hollywood. But it wasn’t a Trump supporter who was taken away in handcuffs by Los Angeles police, it was a woman who allegedly spat on one of the demonstrators, then dashed into a nearby coffee shop. “The woman that they’re arresting right now spit on me. I had another gentleman spit in my face,” said Margaret Schofield as she carried a “Chino for Trump” sign. The female suspect was being held on a battery count, a spokesman with the Los Angeles Police...
  • Hiker hospitalized after bear that 'came out of nowhere' attacks near Sierra Madre - LA Times

    10/11/2016 1:37:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/10/2016 | Joseph Serna and Matt Hamilton
    Hiker hospitalized after bear that 'came out of nowhere' attacks near Sierra Madre - LA Times "An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 black bears live in California, though the animals are more commonly seen in Central and Northern California. The larger and more bellicose grizzly bear was wiped out in the state more than 90 years ago, *although in recent years there has been a modest campaign to reintroduce the animal here."
  • Woman Says Airline Made Her Move Because 2 Pakistani Monks Can’t Sit Next To Female

    10/11/2016 6:15:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    An Orange County woman said she is the victim of discrimination. Mary Campos says her pre-booked ticket was given away by United Airlines. The reason? She’s a woman, and two men didn’t want to sit next to a female. It’s a story that is Only On 2. Stacey Butler spoke to Campos. A a million-mile flier, Campos — a mom who lives in Coto de Caza — said she thought she’d seen it all. Until a gate agent handed her a new boarding pass just before she got on a flight to Houston last Monday. “He said this is your...
  • California hedge fund files lawsuit accusing Theranos of telling a 'series of lies' to [tr]

    10/11/2016 6:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2016 | Staff
    A San Francisco-based hedge fund has filed a lawsuit against Theranos Inc, accusing the blood testing company of using fraudulent methods to attract an investment of nearly $100 million. The hedge fund, Partner Fund Management LP (PFM), filed the lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery on Monday afternoon, a letter to the hedge fund's investors said. 'Through a series of lies, material misstatements, and omissions, the defendants engaged in securities fraud and other violations by fraudulently inducing PFM to invest and maintain its investment in the company,' said the letter, which was reviewed by Reuters.
  • First Trump ads in California

    10/10/2016 6:22:21 PM PDT · by vooch · 49 replies
    Fox News | 10 Oct 16 | vanity
    finally saw a couple of Trump ads on Fox News - nice powerful ads. one ad was a solid presentation of Trump's Tax proposals including the maternity leave tax credit
  • Kim Kardashian Wants To Go To Law School

    10/10/2016 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies
    Bazaar ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | Erica Gonzales
    It's never too late to have a dream career—just ask Kim Kardashian. The 35-year-old told Wonderland magazine that when she has more time to herself, she would like to pursue law. "If things slow down and I had time, I really wanna go to law school – just something I can do in my older age," she said.
  • Donald Trump won the debate but had two big losses Sunday

    10/10/2016 2:09:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 48 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 09 October 2016 9:30pm | By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board
    By conventional wisdom, Donald Trump entered Sunday night’s debate with a nearly impossible task: trying to rehabilitate his bid for the White House after the worst two weeks a modern presidential candidate has had. The tape that surfaced Friday of Trump talking in 2005 in disgusting, coarse fashion about women — what he considers a seduction technique sounds like sexual assault — broke the Republican dam and triggered a flood of GOP lawmakers abandoning his candidacy. Trump not only seemed to slow the bleeding, he might have stopped it. His demeanor and delivery were far better than in the first...
  • House Bill Protects Members of 17 Failed Obamacare CO-OPs from Uninsured Penalty

    10/09/2016 12:18:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill to protect more than 800,000 former members of 17 failed Obamacare CO-OPs from having to pay a penalty for being uninsured when they file their 2016 tax returns. The CO-OP Consumer Protection Act (H.R.954), which passed last week on a 258-165 vote, would “amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded by the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.” Some of the failed non-profit CO-OPs - which American Action Forum president Douglas Holtz-Eakin called...
  • Two Palms Springs police officers fatally shot, another injured in family disturbance call

    10/08/2016 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/8/16 | Ruben Vives, Matt Stevens, Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
    Two Palms Springs police officers were fatally shot and another wounded Saturday while responding to family disturbance call, and a SWAT team remains at the scene, police said. The shooting occurred when the officers responded to the scene near the corner of Racquet Club Road and Sunrise Way about noon, authorities said. “The officers were near the front door,” an emotional Police Chief Bryan Reyes told reporters during an afternoon news conference. “They were responding to a simple family disturbance and [the gunman] elected to open fire on the guardians of this city.”
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...