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  • 'False Alarm:' USGS Mistakenly Reports 6.8 Earthquake Near Santa Barbara

    06/21/2017 9:55:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/21 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The U.S. Geological Survey said that an email alert that went out about a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Isla Vista Wednesday was a "false alarm" based on a quake that happened in the same area nearly a century ago. "We are sending something out to correct it. It was systems maintenance and something was sent out that shouldn't have been," a spokesperson told NBC Bay Area. An email alert received by NBC Bay Area at 4:51 p.m. from USGS said there had been a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Santa Barbara Channel on June 29, 2025 at 7:42 a.m., nine...
  • Georgia Man Caught With Cache Of Weapons At Metro Gold Line Station In Pasadena [CA]

    06/21/2017 8:00:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/21/2017
    A Georgia man caught urinating at a Metro Gold Line station in Pasadena Wednesday was carrying a cache of weapons, including a loaded AR-15-type rifle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Goodine, 28, was relieving himself at the Sierra Madre Villa station, deputies said. Besides the rifle, he had a handgun, a machete, a rope, a notebook with odd writing in it, a suppressor and two loaded high-capacity magazines and additional rounds of ammunition inside a duffel bag. Deputies displayed those items during a news conference.
  • Motorcyclist detained for driving at protesters on SF street (He'll be called a white supremacist)

    06/21/2017 6:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 21, 2017 | Sarah Ravani and Filipa Ioannou
    San Francisco police detained a motorcyclist who they said drove his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, according to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene. A few dozen people were staging a “die-in” early Wednesday afternoon on Seventh Street near Mission Street when the man on a red motorcycle appeared, said one of the protesters, 43-year-old Tracey Brieger of Emeryville. She said the activists, some of whom held up posters that looked like tombstones to decry the Republican health care bill designed...
  • Unmanned Air Force plane crashes in remote area near Lone Pine

    06/21/2017 6:47:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | BY STEVEN MAYER
    An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft crashed Wednesday in an uninhabited area near Lone Pine, in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, an Edwards Air Force Base public affairs officer said in a news release. The crash occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. No injuries or deaths were reported. The Global Hawk was assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and was on a ferry flight from Edwards en route to its home station when it crashed, according to the release. The cause of the accident has not been determined.
  • Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

    06/21/2017 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | James Delingpole
    The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And that’s before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate change.” The report, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency, cannot easily be dismissed because it...
  • Proposal Would Rename SoCal Street Obama Boulevard

    06/21/2017 2:08:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | June 21, 2017
    The president of the Los Angeles City Council hopes to rename a street in his district for former President Barack Obama. Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr. on Tuesday introduced a motion to change the name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. As a senator, Obama held his first Los Angeles presidential campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road.
  • The Real Lesson of Ossoff's Defeat is the Bay Area Can't Buy an Election

    06/21/2017 12:37:01 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 21, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left is having a sad day after losing in Georgia despite the $23 million that was squandered to buy an election for a lefty rich kid from outside a Republican district. At the Washington Post, where democracy drowns in its own hateful saliva, the lesson is that Ossoff was just too "civil".   How do you get more civil than "Make Trump Furious"? And what better template is there for winning, what was supposed to be a stealth election in a basically Republican district than a lack of civility. Here's the actual lesson. The Bay Area poured a fortune into a special...
  • Let California become our 'single-payer' test case

    06/21/2017 9:56:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2017 | By Silvio Canto, Jr.
    The Obamacare repeal debate goes on.  We may have a U.S. Senate plan coming out in the next couple of weeks. Obamacare's implosion is also moving forward: "Iowa's Last Obamacare Insurer Asks For 43% Rate Increase For 2018"!  Wasn't this thing called the Affordable Care Act? The "single-payer" chorus is also singing 24/7.  They argue that a "single-payer" program would be good for all concerned or put us on the right side of history, as they love to say. Here is an idea.  Let California become our single-payer test case.  It is the only place in the U.S. where there are...
  • Emergency room visits by Medi-Cal patients soaring, state data shows

    06/21/2017 8:20:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 21, 2017 | By TRACY SEIPEL
    California’s low-income residents continue to head straight for the emergency room — instead of their doctor’s office — for expensive treatment, a practice that the Affordable Care Act was supposed to curb. Three years into Obamacare, new figures show, ER visits by the state’s Medi-Cal patients rose 44 percent from early 2014 to late 2016. That’s pretty much the opposite of what architects of the nation’s health care law had predicted: The Obamacare provision expanding Medicaid was designed to get low-income people to start going to doctors in cost-efficient “managed care” plans. The Affordable Care Act’s architects had predicted that...
  • Jerry Brown’s Appointed Panel Votes to Make Him Highest-Paid Governor

    06/21/2017 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is currently the longest-serving governor in California history, and will soon enjoy the distinction of being the highest paid governor in the country after a 3% pay raise. According to an article by My MotherLode, a Gold Country newspaper, “the governor’s pay will go from around $190,000 to $196,000…[and] Jerry Brown will become the highest paid Governor in the country. Pennsylvania currently pays its governor just over $193,000.” Unlike Jerry Brown, however, Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf, also a Democrat, does not accept any salary. The Sacramento Bee reports that every state politician will receive a similar...
  • Wealthy California Liberals Fail To Buy An Election In Georgia

    06/21/2017 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/20/17 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election Tuesday despite the fact that his campaign received unprecedented funding from the deeply liberal state of California. The young Democrat received 8.9 times as many many donors from California than from any other state in the union, including all of the totals from Georgia itself. The failed Democrat received 7,218 private donations from California residents. He benefitted from only 808 donations from inside of Georgia’s sixth congressional district. Hollywood insiders like Chelsea Handler and Georgia Takei donated to Ossoff’s campaign, and other celebrities like Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, and Kyra Sedgwick...
  • Op-Ed: California may have just boosted Trump's chances of winning in 2020

    06/20/2017 11:05:38 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/20/17 | Jake Novak
    The anti-Trump resistance is real. And if you're a taxpayer in California, it's really costing you. The Golden State has decided to take its opposition to President Donald Trump 's crackdown on illegal immigration beyond defending sanctuary city policies. The Democrat-dominated state legislature has just approved nearly $50 million for a program that will provide legal services and representation for illegal immigrants. Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you get 8 years of President Trump instead of just 4. No, California isn't likely to go from blue to red in the next election over this. But as the rest of...
  • LAWSUIT: San Francisco State facilitates harassment of Jewish students

    06/20/2017 1:30:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 20, 2017 | Staff
    The unimpeded shoutdown of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at San Francisco State University last year – while he was giving a talk about technology – was the final straw for Jewish students at the California State University campus. They filed a civil rights lawsuit against the university, CSU board of trustees and officials including President Les Wong Monday for facilitating and encouraging the anti-Semitic harassment they regularly face as Jewish people on campus.
  • Critics rip University of California for favoring illegal immigrants over out-of-state Americans

    06/20/2017 10:30:43 AM PDT · by Puppage · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/2017 | Puppage
    A California university’s decision to put a limit on the number of American citizens it enrolls -- while placing no such restrictions on illegal immigrants who want to attend the school -- is drawing sharp criticism from education activists. The regents in the University of California system recently instituted Regents Policy 2109 in response to state lawmakers threatening to withhold from the university system nearly $20 million if school officials didn’t cap the number of out-of-state American students. The university's response to the state government’s threat was to limit the percentage of out-of-state American students in the student body to...
  • Time for “How Now Brown Cow” Studies

    06/20/2017 8:37:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Generations of us who learned that rhyme never dreamed that brown bovines had a direct connection to chocolate milk. "Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy," Caitlin Dewey reported in The Washington Post. "If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people." "The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar." Could the confusion stem from their education? Dewey offers this...
  • Ga. Dem. Has Nine Times More Donations From California Than His Home State

    06/19/2017 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/17/17 | Tyler O'Neil
    on Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democrat candidate for Georgia's special election runoff this coming Tuesday, reported having nine times as many donors from California than from Georgia in the past two months. Between March 29 and May 31, Ossoff reported 7,218 donations from California and only 808 donations from Georgia, The Mercury News reported. This means he took 8.9 times as many gifts from the Golden State. In the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area alone, Ossoff reported receiving 3,063 donations in the same period, nearly four times his Georgia total. These are only the donations he is required...
  • Nurses’ Union Leads Push for Health Care Socialism in California

    06/19/2017 3:11:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 19, 2017 | Carl Horowitz
    There are few things quite as expensive as “free health care.” And the nation’s most populous state may be about to find out the hard way. On June 1, the California Senate voted 23-14 in favor of a bill, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), to authorize the state to act as a “single payer” in place of insurance carriers in negotiating prices with doctors, hospitals and other providers. The measure covers all residents regardless of financial ability or immigration status. Annual costs may reach $400 billion – and that’s just for starters. As existing Medicare and Medicare funds will...
  • California Claims Only Possible Budget Cuts Are In Police and Fire Services: See For Yourself

    06/19/2017 12:58:16 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 39 replies
    State of California says they have to cut state budget, but only possible cuts are in Police and Fire services. According to the Dems who control California, no cuts are even remotely possible in any of these agencies: California Academic Performance Index (API) * California Access for Infants and Mothers * California Acupuncture Board * California Administrative Office of the Courts * California Adoptions Branch * California African American Museum * California Agricultural Export Program * California Agricultural Labor Relations Board * California Agricultural Statistics Service * California Air Resources Board (CARB) * California Allocation Board * California Alternative Energy...
  • Lawmakers, Jerry Brown Get Another Pay Raise

    06/19/2017 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 06/19/17 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown and state politicians will receive a 3 percent pay hike starting in December, their fifth raise in as many years as California’s budget picture continues to improve. The raises, approved Monday by the California Citizens Compensation Commission, come on top the 4 percent salary increases that kicked in late last year. Brown’s pay will climb from $190,102 to $195,805, while rank-and-file lawmakers will go from $104,117 to $107,240. Salaries for other statewide politicians like Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Treasurer John Chiang also will rise. The raises, which came amid five years of...
  • NFL's Kaepernick Compares Cops to Fugitive Slave Patrols

    06/19/2017 6:59:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 06-18-2017 | Staff
    NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist. Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading "You can't ignore your history - always remember who they are." Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a "fugitive slave patrol" badge.