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  • Cher Suddenly Doesn’t Support Mass Immigration After Trump’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Threat

    04/14/2019 5:18:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Summit News ^ | 4/14/2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Pop icon has a dramatic change of heart. Pop icon Cher has suddenly had a dramatic change of heart on mass immigration after President Trump threatened to dump illegals in the “sanctuary city” where she lives. Imagine my shock. On Friday, Trump said his administration was considering the idea of releasing immigrants into sanctuary cities, partly in retaliation to Democrats’ support for open borders. Previously, Cher had demanded, “Anyone who can must take a dreamer in2 their home & protect them!! I’m ready 2 do this & others in my business will do the same!! Sanctuary.” View image on Twitter...
  • 2020 roundup: Biden leads Harris in California

    04/10/2019 10:37:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | April 10, 2019 | BEN KAMISAR
    WASHINGTON —Joe Biden leads the pack of Democratic White House hopefuls in a new Qunnipiac University poll of California Democrats that puts the former vice president ahead of Oakland-born California Sen. Kamala Harris. Biden wins over 26 percent of California Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in the new poll, with Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Harris close behind at 18 and 17 percent respectively.
  • Federal Judges Ripped California For 'Turning The Constitution Upside Down' To Enact(T)

    03/31/2019 7:16:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 3/31/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Benitez rendered his opinion late Friday afternoon and handed Second Amendment supporters a sweeping victory by completely invalidating California’s 10-round limit on magazine capacity. “Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” he declared. In a scholarly and comprehensive opinion, Judge Benitez subjected the ban both to the constitutional analysis he argued was required by the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller and a more complicated and flexible test the Ninth Circuit has applied in prior Second Amendment cases. Either way, Judge Benitez ruled, the law would fail. Indeed, he characterized the California law as “turning...
  • Breaking! Federal Court Finds California Magazine Ban Violates the Second Amendment

    03/29/2019 5:21:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 101 replies ^ | March 29, 2019
    In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment. The case is Duncan v. Becerra. The NRA-supported case had already been up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the question of whether the law’s enforcement should be suspended during proceedings on its constitutionality. Last July, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld Judge Benitez’s suspension of enforcement...
  • Our Healthcare Bill Will Outlaw Private Coverage, Eliminate Up to Two Million Jobs, Cover Abortion

    03/01/2019 11:22:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | Posted: Feb 28, 2019 2:05 PM | Guy Benson
    More than 100 House Democrats -- nearly half of the new majority -- have signed on to a new single-payer healthcare bill that supporters describe as "battle ready." If by "battle ready," they mean, "extremely controversial, deeply politically risky, and totally bereft of any acknowledgement of the proposal's eye-poppingly exorbitant costs," they're undoubtedly correct. Politico's story on the legislation is full of extraordinary tidbits and quotes. Here are some of the most important facts we've learned: (1) The bill "doesn’t include a price tag or specific proposals for financing the new system, which analysts estimate would cost tens of trillions...
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame Named ‘World’s Worst Attraction’

    03/01/2019 7:51:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    CBS LA ^ | February 28, 2019 | Staff
    When visitors and tourists come to Los Angeles, no doubt they make it a point to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The glitz, the glamor … the notorious rep? A new survey calls the iconic Walk the “Worst Tourist Attraction in the World.” KCAL9’s Hermela Aregawi went to the Walk of Fame to find out why it’s become, well, infamous. She found people from the world over who said, yes, the walk gets crowded sometimes but the people she spoke to mostly gave it high marks.
  • No, you can’t Google that, local Senate candidate learns

    02/26/2019 3:51:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 25 February, 2019 | Pat Lakey
    A Placerville man running for California state Senate to fill the seat formerly held by Ted Gaines was disappointed — but not surprised, really — when Google refused to run his advertising that featured him proudly showing a wild turkey he shot on his property in Lotus, along with the gun that bagged the bird. “That turkey was our Easter dinner last year,” said Theodore Dziuba, whose political career thus far is as a member of the Placerville Planning Commission. “It was taken with a clean shot, from about 10 yards away, during the spring turkey hunting season.” Dziuba, a...
  • CA Democrats Introduce LGBTQ Bill that would Protect Pedophiles who Rape Children

    02/24/2019 8:57:24 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Washington Pundit ^ | 2/21/2019 | TWP Editor
    State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introduced recent legislation “to end blatant discrimination against LGBT young people regarding California’s sex offender registry.” However, under their bill, SB 145, the offenders would not have to automatically register as sex offenders if the offenders are within 10 years of age of the minor. Wiener claims the current law “disproportionately targets LGBT young people for mandatory sex offender registration, since LGBT people usually cannot engage in vaginal intercourse.” Existing law, the Sex Offender Registration Act, amended by Proposition 35 by voters in 2012 (Ban on Human Trafficking and...
  • Hundreds more troops heading to U.S.-Mexico border

    02/22/2019 3:46:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2019 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon is planning to deploy hundreds more American military personnel to the southern border, in the wake of President Trump’s announcement of a national emergency along the country’s border with Mexico. Currently 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Texas, Arizona and California, backing immigration enforcement operations led by the Department of Homeland Security. With Mr. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, that number is expected to surge to 6,000 by March 1, a senior Defense Department official said Friday. Those troops will provide air support to Customs and Border Patrol officers and Homeland Security agents carrying out border security...
  • Marijuana production faces 'war' from Asian American communities in San Gabriel Valley

    02/08/2019 1:43:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 7 2019 | Mathew Ormseth
    The men and women collecting petition signatures outside Metro Super Market in Temple City warned of a marijuana takeover and greedy politicians eager to speed it along. They accused Andre Quintero, the mayor of El Monte, of wanting to make the San Gabriel Valley famous as a cannabis hub. Quintero has backed a sprawling marijuana facility in El Monte as the start of a larger effort to make cannabis an economic engine for a working-class, predominantly Latino city that has long suffered from financial woes. He also sees marijuana cultivation as a way of boosting the city’s standing. “I’ll look...
  • Calif. professor: Self-driving cars could more than double traffic in San Francisco

    02/05/2019 1:37:16 AM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    SFGate ^ | 04 Feb 2019 | Michelle Robertson
    It's the not-so-far-away future in San Francisco. One-Wheels and e-scooters litter the road. Your self-driving car has just deposited you at Union Square, and you've instructed it to return in an hour, after you've purchased the latest it-smartphone, the iPhone Z. Your autonomous vehicle, intelligent as it is, knows finding a parking spot downtown is nearly impossible at this hour, plus parking lots are known to charge flat rates of $15 and up. Instead of parking, your car decides to cruise...
  • Calif. College Trustees Reinstate Pledge of Allegiance After Banning It as Racist

    02/03/2019 6:23:49 PM PST · by ptsal · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 03Feb2019 | Dave Bohon
    The president of the board of trustees of California’s Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) has been forced to reverse his decision to drop the Pledge of Allegiance from board meetings following public backlash over the move. In late January Robert Miller, president of the SBCC board of trustees, wrote in an e-mail to Celeste Barber, one of the college’s adjunct professors, that he had decided to scrap the Pledge at board meetings “for reasons related to its history and symbolism.” Miller went on to claim he had “discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of...
  • Bankrupt California Utility Shedding More Than $40 Billion Worth Of Green Energy Contracts

    01/30/2019 9:05:06 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 1/30/2019 | T Pierce
    Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) may shed more than $40 billion worth of power purchase agreements after the California utility was driven into bankruptcy by liabilities for sparking deadly wildfires, The Wall Street Journal reports. PG&E wants the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco to rule whether the company must honor $42 billion worth of contracts with about 350 different energy suppliers, mostly solar and wind plants. The court’s decision could have a major impact on California’s renewable energy industry and power makeup. Many green energy suppliers only do business with PG&E, California’s largest utility. Shedding those contracts would likely...
  • California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups

    01/23/2019 8:10:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO — Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste. Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the fee on single-use cups that will take effect January 2020.
  • L.A. may charge drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion

    01/23/2019 8:16:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    LA TImes ^ | January 22, 2019 | Laura J Nelson
    For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more expensive or miserable, afraid of angering one of their largest groups of constituents. But now, transportation officials say, congestion has grown so bad in Los Angeles County that politicians have no choice but to contemplate charging motorists more to drive — a strategy that has stirred controversy but helped cities in other parts of the world tame their own traffic. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pushing to study how what’s commonly referred to as congestion pricing could work in L.A., including converting carpool lanes...
  • FBI corruption probe of L.A. City Hall and China

    01/14/2019 10:36:41 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zhaniser
    The rapid transformation of downtown Los Angeles’ skyline is being fueled in good measure by huge investments from Chinese companies eager to burnish their global brands and capitalize on L.A.’s real estate boom. Now some of those projects have become a focus of federal agents seeking evidence of possible bribery, extortion, money laundering and other crimes as part of a corruption investigation at City Hall. The federal investigation became public in November, when FBI agents descended on the home and offices of L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents the vast majority of downtown. In the warrant, agents sought information...
  • PG&E stock crashes nearly 50% as utility says it will file for bankruptcy because of wildfires [tr]

    01/14/2019 7:51:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2018 | Thomas Franck
    PG&E Corp. stock cratered Monday after the company said it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid the financial anguish stemming from its part in helping spark a wave of historic wildfires in California. Shares of the company dropped nearly 50 percent in early trading Monday, one day after the company said Chief Executive Geisha Williams was stepping down. The company provided the official 15-day advance notice that it and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric, intend to file petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on or about Jan. 29.
  • Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run

    01/12/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1-12-2019 | Maggie Astor
    Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit and meet with residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Later in the week, his campaign said, he will go to New Hampshire. Mr. Castro, in prepared remarks that he was set to deliver in San Antonio on Saturday, said, “When my grandmother...
  • Officer on force only 2 weeks shot dead in Northern California

    01/11/2019 4:57:38 AM PST · by grayboots · 67 replies
    CBS News/AP ^ | 1/11/2019 | CBS News
    Davis, Calif. -- A rookie police officer died after being shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Davis Police Department officials said 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a three-car traffic accident at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the community west of Sacramento. Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died. CBS Sacramento reports Corona was sworn in as an officer just two weeks ago. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Merced Corona, who worked in law enforcement. She...
  • CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s Wife Will Be Known As “First Partner” To Advance ‘Gender Equality’ Agenda

    01/08/2019 7:30:36 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Clover ^ | 1/8/2019 | CLOVERCHRONICLE
    California Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, will be addressed as “First Partner” rather than “First Lady” in order to advance ‘gender equality,’ according to The Gateway Pundit. Jennifer Newsom even altered her Twitter bio to reflect the recent change: First Partner of California. Filmmaker and Founder of @therepproject. Married to Mr. @GavinNewsom and proud mom of four little ones. CA’s former leader, Jerry Brown, stepped down from his post on Monday letting far-left Gavin Newsom take over as the 40th governor of California.