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  • Elites’ Sacrificial Victims

    04/22/2014 4:53:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | April 22, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why do our well-meaning elites so often worry about humanity in the abstract rather than the real effects of their cosmic ideologies on the majority? The dream of universal health coverage trumped the nightmare of millions of lives disrupted by the implementation of it. Noble lies, with emphatics like “Period!” were necessary to sell something that would hurt precisely those who were told that this was going to be good for them. A myriad of green mandates has led to California’s having the highest-priced gasoline and electricity in the continental United States, a fact that delights utopians in San Francisco...
  • Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts

    04/21/2014 1:02:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned. In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays, which would end the group’s exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.
  • Sriracha sauce maker considers relocation

    04/17/2014 5:38:26 AM PDT · by texas booster · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday that he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location. Tran responded Wednesday to the politicians and business leaders from 10 states and multiple cities in California who have offered to host the Sriracha factory. He invited them to tour the facility in Irwindale and decide if their communities would complain about the odors that arise during production. Tran stressed that he has not decided whether to move, but would like to explore his options. The...

    04/13/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay "much more" or "somewhat more" in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of and Stephen Frank of However, as PPIC Mark Baldassare notes at Fox&Hounds, Californians still believe that the answer is to tax wealthy earners or corporations more--not to reform and broaden the current tax system. The PPIC survey, which was conducted in March among 1,702 adults, notes: While about half of Californians view the...
  • California bus crash: 5 students among 10 killed; at least 30 injured

    04/11/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | Howard Blume, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
    LA Times Story via Drudge since I can't link to a story directly.
  • Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week

    04/03/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    The Vatican’s Congregation for Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego (USD) caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.Nevertheless, the student organization PRIDE at USD will again be hosting a drag show next week called “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar” on the campus of the Catholic institution, according to the group’s Facebook site.“Transgender & Transsexual? Gender expression & gender identity? Drag queen & drag king? What do these terms mean?,” the group asks. “At this Changemaker event,...
  • One California for Me, Another for Thee

    04/03/2014 12:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd. Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) made a political career out of demanding harsher state gun-control laws. Now he is facing several felony charges for attempting to facilitate gun-running. One count alleges that Lee sought to provide banned heavy automatic weapons to Philippines-based Islamic terrorist groups. State Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who had succeeded one brother, Thomas, in the state Assembly and was succeeded...
  • Covered California Sends Out Voter Registration Cards Pre-Marked for Democrat Party (Video)

    03/31/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 29, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obamacare in action…A California couple contacted ABC News 10 after they received a voter registration card from Covered California marked for the Democratic Party.
  • CA Democrat's Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels

    03/27/2014 8:54:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    CA Democrat's Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels Joel B. Pollak 26 Mar 2014 The 137-page, FBI-sworn affidavit against California State Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat who is also running for Secretary of State, and over two dozen other individuals reads like a crime thriller. Beyond the widely reported stories of alleged wire fraud, money laundering, corruption, and bribery, the affidavit contains tales of alleged murder-for-hire plots involving a political consultant close to Yee, as well as large international weapons trafficking operations. Indeed, while the media have fixated on the hypocrisy of a gun-control advocate--Yee sponsored legislation against...
  • CA:Campbell: Man freed in stabbing of 16-year-old after prosecutors agree with self-defense claim

    03/22/2014 12:36:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    CAMPBELL -- Prosecutors heeded a man's self-defense claim when they decided not to file charges in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy during a weekend confrontation at Campbell's largest park, authorities said. (snip) Tharp told investigators he was attacked by Diaz and at least two other people and once he was knocked to the ground and absorbing kicks to his head, he pulled out a hunting knife with a six-inch blade and swung it to ward off his attackers, and Diaz was stabbed. Buller said Tharp was beaten by as many as six people. Buller said the group, of...
  • Harvey Weinstein at UCLA: Hillary Clinton Benghazi Flap 'Complete Bull---'

    03/09/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/8/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    <p>Harvey Weinstein revealed on Saturday that he wasn't sure how he felt about Barack and Michelle Obama when Hillary Clinton -- a longtime friend -- was defeated by Obama in the Democratic primary.</p> <p>"I strongly support Hillary. When she lost, Michelle invited me back in ... but I thought I was going to sit that one out," Weinstein said during his keynote speech at the 38th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, hosted by the UCLA School of Law.</p>
  • Mountain Lion in Fontana Kills German Shepherd(Southern CA)

    03/05/2014 8:03:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement.,0,6377684.story#ixzz2v9UKdfWZ
  • SAF, CGF Score Ninth Circuit Victory in Richards Carry Case

    03/05/2014 6:01:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 5 March, 2014 | The Calguns Foundation
    BELLEVUE, WA, and ROSEVILLE, CA – The Second Amendment Foundation and The Calguns Foundation earned a significant victory today when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case of Richards v. Prieto, challenging the handgun carry license issuing policy of Yolo County, California, Sheriff Ed Prieto. “Today’s ruling reinforces the Second Amendment’s application to state and local governments, and will help clear the way for more California citizens to exercise their right to bear arms,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “California officials have been put on notice that they can no longer...
  • Two Mexicans charged with running outlaw gun factory in California

    03/04/2014 3:49:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Laila Kearney
    (Reuters) - Two Mexican nationals were indicted on Thursday on charges of running an outlaw weapons-supply shop in northern California that assembled and sold unmarked, illegal firearms and accessories, including machine-guns and silencers. A federal grand jury in Sacramento indicted brothers Luis Cortez-Garcia, 44, and Emiliano Cortez-Garcia, 37, on one count each of unlawful manufacturing and sales of firearms, conspiracy to unlawfully manufacture and sell firearms and multiple counts related to making and selling illegal assault rifles, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said in a statement. "The conduct alleged in this case involves the systematic evasion of federal firearms laws, for...
  • Statement regarding Attorney General request to intervene in Peruta case – Chuck Michel

    03/01/2014 4:47:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Chuck Michel
    The Attorney General’s office was repeatedly invited to participate in this case both by Sheriff Gore’s attorney, and by the plaintiffs. The Attorney General declined to participate in the case, just as she has refused to get involved in similar cases challenging policies in other cities and counties that refused to accept self-defense as justification to get a license to carry a firearm in public to defend yourself and your family. In fact, when the Attorney General’s office was named as a defendant in some of those cases, it has successfully moved to be dismissed from the cases because the...
  • Man claims self-defense in fatal San Jose shooting

    02/26/2014 10:08:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 21 February, 2014 | Katie Marzullo
    A man who lives at this house told police that someone had shot at his house and was trying to break in. He says he got his own gun, fired back in the direction of the shots, and called 911. When police arrived the intruder was gone, apparently having sped off in a car with at least one other person. A short time later, a man was dropped off at a hospital with at least one gunshot wound and he died. "After further investigation, they determined that the subject at hospital was related to incident that occurred here on Pine...
  • California couple finds $10M in gold coins buried in their yard

    02/26/2014 5:33:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    HartfordCourant ^ | February 26, 2014
    LOS ANGELES— A California couple on their daily walk with their dog, a walk they've taken for years, discovered what may be the greatest buried treasures ever found in the U.S. The cache of rare Gold Rush-era coins is worth more than $10 million, a currency firm representing the pair said on Tuesday. The 1,400 gold pieces, dating to the mid- to late 1800s and still in nearly mint condition, were discovered buried in eight decaying metal cans on the couple's land in April, said coin expert David McCarthy of currency firm Kagin's.
  • Mystery poliolike illness affects as many as 25 children in California

    02/24/2014 5:53:49 PM PST · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Doctors in California say as many as 25 children are suffering from a mysterious, poliolike virus that is leaving them with paralyzed limbs... The cause of most of these cases is not known, health officials say. The average age of the children is 12.
  • State Sen. Ron Calderon, Brother Indicted On Public Corruption Charges

    02/21/2014 12:52:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | February 21, 2014 11:14 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — California State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother have been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple political corruption charges, including mail and wire fraud, bribery and money laundering, federal officials said Friday. Calderon, 56, and his brother, 59-year-old Thomas M. Calderon and a former member of the California State Assembly, were named in a federal indictment Thursday, Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek said. The lawmaker, who is traveling, has agreed to surrender to federal authorities Monday. According to the 24-count indictment (PDF), Calderon was indicted for mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud,...
  • Free Dominion Shut Down by Lawfare

    02/23/2014 7:43:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Free Dominion, one of the arch-foes of the Canadian Gun Registry, has been shut down. The conservative website, Free Dominion, has shut down after a long legal battle with censorship champion lawyer Richard Warman.  Warman gained notoriety for his attacks on conservative sites by using the "hate speech" law in Canada (the Canadian Human Rights Commission) to censor speech he disagreed with.   He was essentially the only person using the law and the process.  The CHRC became his personal tool of repression.  He had considerable success, though the CHRC has since been reformed by parliament as a result....
  • CA:Invisible Lawyer Gives Bad Advice(San Diego Sheriff Gore)

    02/17/2014 2:09:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 15 February, 2014 | Rob Morse
    Politics comes down to people.  Some of them are real people, and some of them are invisible.  This is true even in the case of sophisticated legal appeals to the 9th district court.  Bill Gore is the Sheriff of San Diego County.  He said he wanted to issue licenses so citizens could carry a concealed weapon in public.  He really wanted to.  That is what he told me.  He said, sadly, that California law prevented him from granting those licenses.  That is what his un-named lawyer told him.  I’ve had legal experts tell me otherwise, but it is hard to...
  • CA:Thoughts on the 9th Circuit case -- where do we go from here?

    02/17/2014 5:41:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 15 February, 2014 | David Hardy
    The county has 14 calendar days from the date of the ruling to move for rehearing en banc. If the county fails to move, any judge of the court, of their own volition, move for such rehearing within 21 days of the ruling. This seems to fit the grounds for such a motion, in particular conflict with other circuits and an issue of pressing national importance. A majority of the court can vote to grant. En banc: normally, ruling are handed down by 3-judge panels. En banc in all other circuits means that all of the judges of the court...
  • CA:San Jose: Bouncer's killer freed; self-defense declared in deadly downtown stabbing

    02/16/2014 6:50:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 14 February, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- A cook who stabbed an off-duty bouncer to death during a confrontation downtown has been released from jail after prosecutors declared that he was acting in self-defense, a decision sparked by the revelation that the man who died was also armed with a knife. The 22-year-old San Jose man who works as a cook at a downtown restaurant may have at some point worked with 26-year-old San Jose resident Ryan Viri, who was well known in the downtown bar and restaurant scene. Assistant District Attorney Marc Buller, who reviewed the case, said security cameras in the area...
  • Hayward: Suspect killed during home invasion robbery

    02/16/2014 12:00:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 10 February, 2014 | Jennifer Modenessi
    HAYWARD -- A man was killed late Sunday afternoon during an apparent home invasion robbery. Dispatchers with the Hayward Police Department received a call at 5:28 p.m. regarding a man who had been shot during a possible home invasion robbery in the 21000 block of Western Boulevard, according to a news release. When police arrived, a victim told them one male suspect, who was shot, was inside the home, and that other suspects had fled the residence. When officers entered the house, they found a deceased man who had appeared to have been shot, according to the release.
  • CA:San Diego Sheriff Expects High Volume of CCW Permits

    02/15/2014 9:23:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Here is an interesting press release from the San Diego County Sheriff Department.  The Sheriff, William Gore, is up for election in a few months.  The release is decidedly ambiguous, but having worked in bureaucracies, that is to be expected.  No one wants to be seen as making a decision, or telegraphing what the decision is until there has been time to consider the possibilities. The chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has commented that she has no problems with the Ninth Circuit decision.  From the LA Times: Dianne Jacob, chairwoman of the San Diego County...
  • CA:LA Times Misreads Second Amendment Decision of Ninth Circut

    02/14/2014 6:26:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Los Angeles Times ran an article on the decision of the Ninth Circuit in Peruta v County of San Diego, by Maura Dolan and Tony Perry.   While I have come to expect old media reporters to be ignorant about guns, the first sentence in the article makes me wonder about their reading comprehension about judicial matters as well: "In a significant victory for gun owners, a divided federal appeals court Thursday struck down California rules that permit counties to restrict as they see fit the right to carry a concealed weapon in public." Uh.. no.  The court did...
  • Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego

    02/12/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by managusta · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12,2014 | John Fund
    Kevin Faulkoner recaptured the mayor’s office in San Diego for Republicans in a special election yesterday. The polls were skin-tight leading into yesterday’s election, and unions poured in millions to keep control in the nation’s eighth-largest city. Faulkoner defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points in a city that Barack Obama carried by 63 percent to 37 percent only 15 months ago.
  • How the Drought Is Devastating California's #1 Food Export: Almonds

    02/09/2014 12:19:57 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 41 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | Gizmodo
    <p>California grows a mind-boggling amount of the nation's produce: 99 percent of artichokes, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, and on and on. That's why the record-breaking drought (yes, it's finally raining—no, it won't help much!) can affect your grocery bill, even if you live nowhere near California. But with almonds—the state's most lucrative agricultural export—the effect could reverberate for years.</p>
  • Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino sweep old guard from power

    02/06/2014 9:17:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/5/2014 | TIM REID
    (Reuters) - Residents of bankrupt San Bernardino, California on Tuesday voted to complete a rout of the city's pro-union old guard, electing business-friendly pragmatists who have pledged to try to reduce pension costs and take on vested interests. As San Bernardino enters into a fourth month of mediation with its creditors, the biggest of which is Calpers, California's giant retirement system, voters on Tuesday elected Carey Davis as the crisis-hit city's new mayor. Davis, a businessman and political novice, ran in part on a campaign to reduce the city's pension obligations. In an interview in November, when he became one...
  • California spends $1.37M on ObamaCare web stream featuring Richard Simmons

    01/31/2014 5:19:58 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-30-14 |
    Facing a $78 million budget shortfall, California’s ObamaCare exchange has spent $1.37 million to fund an outreach video featuring exercise guru Richard Simmons gyrating on the floor and hugging a contortionist who is kneeling with his buttocks in the air. The “Tell a Friend — Get Covered” campaign by Covered California features other celebrities Olivia Wilde, comic Billy Eirchner, Fran Drescher and Tatyana Ali. The centerpiece of the effort was an eight-hour live web stream that ran on Jan. 16. None of the celebrities were paid for their work, Covered California said.
  • CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, others to help jobless

    01/30/2014 4:12:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/30/14 | Sherisse Pham
    (CNN) -- The White House has secured commitments from some of the nation's largest companies for a plan to boost hiring of the long-term unemployed. "What we have done is to gather together 300 companies, just to start with, including, some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like Walmart, and Apple, Ford and others, to say let's establish best practices," President Barack Obama told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview. "Because they've been unemployed ... so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they're weeding them out before these...
  • Family Friend Fatally Shoots Boy Scout's Attacker: Police

    01/23/2014 4:33:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 23 January, 2014 | Hetty Chang
    Murder charges were dropped Wednesday against a family friend suspected of killing a man who was allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old Boy Scout, authorities said. The investigation is still ongoing. Police said the charges were dropped against Carmen Reyes, 53, because detectives need more time to gather evidence in the case. Reyes is the family friend of a 13-year-old boy who was attacked about 5 a.m. Saturday while helping his mother load the car for a camping trip. The assault happened near 182nd Street and Van Ness Avenue in Torrance.
  • Clearlake man reportedly shoots home intruder

    01/23/2014 4:28:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 22 January, 2014 | Staff
    CLEARLAKE -- A man reportedly shot an intruder at his home on West 40th Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. At about 1:08 p.m., Clearlake Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a report of a shooting that had just occurred in the 4600 block of West 40th Avenue, Sgt. Rodd Joseph stated. The caller, identified as Christopher Charles, reported that he just shot an intruder in his home. When officers arrived at the home, Charles was found on scene; however, the intruder, whose name is being withheld because of medical reasons, had allegedly already taken off on foot, Joseph stated....
  • Anti-Gun Senator Makes a Fool of Himself [D-CA]

    01/20/2014 3:53:10 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Jan 18, 2014 | David West
    Folks, it doesn't come any dumber than this.
  • Verdict: Not guilty in Kelly Thomas case

    01/14/2014 2:14:36 AM PST · by South40 · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | LARRY WELBORN and VIK JOLLY
    The verdicts came after two years of hearings, recalled Fullerton city council members, a Police Department roiled by protests and firings. SANTA ANA – A former policeman sat with his head bowed Monday as an Orange County jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a homeless man during a 2011 encounter captured on videotape. Manuel Anthony Ramos, who was a Fullerton police officer for 10 years, then clasped his hands, wiped tears from his eyes and hugged his attorney as the jury also found him not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kelly...
  • California Mosque with Collapsing Ceilings, Raw Sewage, Claims Freedom of Religion

    01/12/2014 7:10:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I don’t really understand how living in an Islamic center that has collapsing ceilings and raw sewage is a part of the Islamic religion. Even the most far out Hadiths and Fatwas (and there are some really far out ones) don’t cover this.But political correctness usually trumps the law when it comes to mosques. Masjid Noor has “serious structural integrity problems and potentially dangerous conditions” that were revealed during a late-December inspection by fire officials, said city prosecutor Trisha Aljoe.“Floors and ceilings are collapsing in there, and extensive work is being done that needs a structural engineer.”Aljoe added that raw...
  • LA To Receive Up To $500M As White House ‘Promise Zone’

    01/08/2014 1:02:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | January 8, 2014 9:40 AM | Pete Demetriou
    The city of Los Angeles could receive as much as $500 million in grant money over the next decade under a federal program to fight poverty and improve quality of life, according to reports. Under the Promise Zone initiative, LA and four other regions across the United States have been selected as part of the Obama Administration’s plan to combat high poverty in American communities, White House officials announced Wednesday. The initiative, which was first announced in President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union speech, is designed to bolster partnerships between local businesses and their community “to create jobs, increase...
  • Calif. Senate Urges Congress To Revisit Vote On NSA Surveillance

    01/07/2014 12:22:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | January 7, 2014 9:47 AM | Margaret Carrero
    LOS ANGELES ( — A sweeping bill intended to rein in the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is making its way through the halls of Sacramento. KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports the California State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to approve Senate Resolution 16, which calls on lawmakers in Washington to take action against the NSA. Passed in a bipartisan 31-1 vote on Monday, Senate Resolution 16 (PDF) bans state agencies, officials, and corporations from giving any material support, participation or assistance to any federal agency to collect electronic or metadata — including emails and text messages — of any person...
  • The CGF Publishes 2012-2013 California Handgun Carry License Reports

    01/05/2014 2:13:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 2 January, 2014 | calguns
    ROSEVILLE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing Carry License Sunshine and Compliance Initiative, California-based gun rights group The Calguns Foundation (CGF) has published two new reports on handgun carry licenses in the state, which can be viewed or downloaded for free at (Logo: Based on data from the California Department of Justice and other government sources, the Foundation's reports show an increase of nearly 30,000 handgun carry licensees since it began efforts to make California "shall-issue" in May of 2009, when it and the Bellevue, Washington-based Second Amendment Foundation filed the first "right to...
  • CA:Market clerk shoots robbery suspect in the head

    01/04/2014 5:12:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 30 December, 2013 | Erin Briscoe
    A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head by a store clerk, officials said. At about 1 a.m. Monday, Bakersfield police officers were sent to the Mi Tierra Market located at 300 South Owens St. regarding a robbery. Officials said the store clerk told them that he had shot one of the suspects. Officers said they found evidence that was consistent with one of the suspects being shot, but the suspects had since fled from the store. Officers said the clerk said three men entered the business and at least one of the suspects was...
  • ONTARIO, CA - Statues of the Nativity and other scenes of Jesus still displayed for Christmas

    12/19/2007 4:45:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 264+ views
    ONTARIO PARKWAY KIWANIS ^ | 12-19-07 | dfu
    Ontario, CA has not succumbed to the pressure felt in other cities across the country. The city of approximately 180,000 has large grass-covered median in the center of town with three lanes on each side. Many years ago, long before I was a member of Ontario Parkway Kiwanis, the group acquired very heavy statues of the Nativity scene and other scenes in the life of Christ. After four years, OPK donated them to the Chamber of Commerce. Every year, we get them out of storage and put up the scenes that can be seen on both sides of Euclid Avenue....
  • Two Santa Cruz women suspected of nabbing nativity scene

    12/11/2002 5:00:40 PM PST · by vikingchick · 40 replies · 231+ views ^ | Posted on Wed, Dec. 11, 2002 | By David L. Beck
    <p>Season's greetings, Santa Cruz style: Just a week after a drunken man cut down Christmas lights downtown, two women have swiped the nativity scene from in front of an elder-care home in Live Oak.</p> <p>The nativity scene was part of an elaborate display in front of Chanticleer Home. It was stolen at 1:24 a.m. Sunday, a time owner Silvio Tufo can state with confidence because it's on the video surveillance tape he turned over to sheriff's investigators.</p>
  • Fight Over Nativity Scene In Santa Monica Heads To Court

    11/18/2012 5:19:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    AP) ^ | November 18, 2012 10:59 AM
    The city of Santa Monica has allowed an elaborate nativity scene in its Palisades Park each Christmas for nearly 60 years, but officials are ending the tradition this year after an atheist set up his own non-religious display and caused an uproar. Now, the churches behind the nativity are suing in federal court and claim the city violated their freedom of speech by stopping the holiday tradition. A court hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles could decide the fate of the Christian tableau for the upcoming season.
  • Anti Christian Bigotry in California School District is Rebuked by Judge. (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2010 2:09:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/9/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    I have marveled over the years at the kind of fear and anger the Christian Faith generates in some sectors of our society. Even the suggestion that there might a a small nativity scene in a park, or Christmas tree near City Hall, or a display of the Ten Commandments often elicits a hew and cry and brings forth camera crews and elicits lawsuits. But the venom seems especially reserved  for symbols of the Christian faith in particular and to some extent the wider Judeo-Christian heritage. A reference from the Q’ran in school is seen by many of this same...
  • Unknown explosion with fire just occurred a few minutes ago - California (News vanity)

    12/30/2013 4:00:15 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 134 replies
    I had just gotten out of the shower, and was getting dressed for work, when I heard a loud explosion. I looked out the window and saw a large plume of smoke. I went out with my digital camera and recorded the video I posted on my YouTube channel. I don't know what exploded yet, and I don't have time to check because it is almost time for me to start the job. I'll probably find out later what happened. The video is HERE or at the link above.
  • CA:New gun law steps over 'line in the sand'

    12/29/2013 3:35:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 28 December, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    SACRAMENTO — Gun registration had always seemed like the “line in the sand” — a proposal that would so offend the nation’s gun-rights advocates that they would bring out their full political muscle to stop it. Yet a California law mandating government record-keeping for all new long-gun purchases goes into effect on Jan. 1 and few people even seem to know about it. (snip) The new law will bolster a program that has generated much controversy. Earlier this month, legislators held hearings on the effectiveness of the Armed Prohibited Persons System, used to confiscate the firearms of California residents who...
  • CA:Four suspects arrested in bizarre home invasion robbery

    12/29/2013 10:42:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    latimes L.A. Now ^ | 28 December, 2013 | Christine Mai-Duc
    Four suspects have been arrested after a bizarre, early-morning home invasion in Lincoln Heights on Saturday that ended with a resident tying up two of the armed men. The suspects, armed with a shotgun and three handguns, allegedly entered a house on the 2600 block of Alta Street in Lincoln Heights, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The resident, who was the only person home at the time, saw the suspects on a home surveillance system and called 911 about 2:40 a.m., she said. As police and SWAT units arrived, one suspect was seen fleeing the...
  • CA:Amended Complaint Filed in CGF’s Haynie v. Pleasanton “Assault Weapons” Challenge

    12/29/2013 9:21:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Yesterday, counsel for plaintiffs Brendan Richards, Mark Haynie, The Calguns Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation filed an amended complaint in the case of Haynie, et al. v. Kamala Harris, et al., a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging California’s “Assault Weapons” laws as unconstitutional. The court filing states that plaintiffs seek “injunctive and declaratory relief against Defendants [Kamala Harris and DOJ] that the California Penal Codes and Regulations defining Assault Weapons are unconstitutionally vague and ambiguous and therefore result in wrongful arrests and seizures of lawfully possessed/owned arms.” The filing also claims that “the unconstitutionally vague and ambiguous definitions of...
  • CA:Officials: Father shoots knife-wielding son in self-defense in South Whittier

    12/29/2013 8:52:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 19 December, 2013 | Ruby Gonzales
    SOUTH WHITTIER - Authorities said a man shot his 26-year-old son in the torso in self-defense after his offspring allegedly lunged at him with a knife Wednesday night. The father was trying to stop a fight between his son and the son’s girlfriend. Sheriff’s Lt. Cynthia McDaniel said the son, Stephen Turner Jr, was in stable condition Tuesday at a hospital. The sheriff’s Norwalk Station got a call of someone who had been shot at a residence in the 9900 block of Du Page Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. The street is located in the unincorporated county area near Whittier....
  • Is Your Illegal Alien Landscaper a Mexican Cartel Killer? This One Was.

    12/26/2013 8:31:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | TRN
    Would you like me to trim the hedges, Seńora? Ok, right after I clean my silencer.- "They just come here to work".That's all we hear from advocates for a massive amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens. Or we hear that they are all valedictorians. Of course we never -- ever -- hear about illegal alien criminals from the mainstream media or feckless politicians. Well one of the "hard workers" mowing lawns and trimming trees in Sacramento was hiding quite a violent and disturbing past. He was a Mexican cartel hitman, with the blood of more than half a...