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  • [Expletive] Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC (Irvine) student

    05/23/2016 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/16 | Hannah Broad
    An angry anti-Israel mob at the University of California at Irvine chased a Jewish student into a building while chanting anti-Semitic epithets after she tried to attend a campus screening of an Israeli documentary last Wednesday, the Observer reported. Second-year Eliana Kopley was attempting to enter the showing of the Israeli documentary "Beneath the Helmet" about the IDF when a crowd of protesters physically obstructed her and chased her into an adjacent building. The angry mob proceeded to pound intimidatingly on the windows and doors while shouting "Long live the Intifada!" and "F**k Israel!" Kopley called the police, who escorted...
  • Concord Neighborhood Terrorized by Bees is Safer: Authorities

    05/15/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Laura Malpert
    An East Bay neighborhood terrorized by a swarm of aggressive bees over the weekend is safer now, authorities said. Concord police told residents Sunday the bees have been mostly eradicated after an amateur beekeeper got rid of a hive Saturday night. A bee expert called to the neighborhood also declared the area safer. The bees began terrorizing the 3800 block of Hitchcock Drive on Friday, attacking residents, dogs and even a mail carrier. Concord police received a number of reports of "aggressive bees" in the area. According to one neighbor, two dogs died as a result of numerous bee stings....
  • A loaded gun in a backpack still requires a license, court says (CA)

    05/11/2016 9:55:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    Carrying a loaded gun without a license is illegal in California even if the weapon is tucked inside a backpack, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a unanimous ruling Monday, the court allowed prosecutors to charge a man with violating California’s open-carry law by carrying a loaded revolver that police said they found in his backpack. The law makes it a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail, to carry a loaded gun “on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place.” It was passed nearly five decades ago to plug a hole in...
  • Happy Mother's Day: California Firefighter Delivers Own Baby

    05/08/2016 1:52:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A firefighter from Riverside, California is enjoying a particularly special Mother’s Day after delivering his own baby on the way to the hospital on Saturday.
  • California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race

    05/02/2016 2:41:01 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | May 2, 2016 | California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JONATHAN MA
    This is the most populous state in the nation, but in presidential elections, it has almost always found itself on the sidelines. The last time a Republican primary in California mattered was 52 years ago, when the party nominated Barry Goldwater. But California will finally play an important role in the drama of presidential politics. The 172 Republican delegates up for grabs in the state’s June 7 primary, which in most years has taken place well after the party’s presidential standard-bearer was known, will determine whether Donald J. Trump can clinch the nomination on the last day of voting and...
  • ABC7/Survey USA Poll of California Voters: Trump 54%, Cruz 20%, Kasich 14%

    05/02/2016 12:37:40 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 144 replies
    ABC7/Survey USA ^ | 5/2/2016 | Elex Michaelson
    #Breaking Results of @ABC7 @surveyusa poll of California voters: GOP: @realDonaldTrump 54% @tedcruz 20% @JohnKasich 14%
  • ANTI-Donald TRUMP Protest Erupt Near Republican Convention near Burlingame (embed video)

    04/30/2016 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 69 replies
    ABC -eyewitness news 7 ^ | April 30,2016
    BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters crowded the streets near the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame as the presidential candidate arrived for the Republican convention. A man wearing a Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" red hat was struck while being jostled by a group of shouting protesters. "It went gangbusters. They attacked me," said Chris Conway, who identified himself as mortgage broker from San Mateo. A dozen protesters linked arms to block the road in front of the hotel near San Francisco International Airport, but no one was using the street because police had already closed it to...
  • Donald Trump Supporter Does Donuts Around Anti Trump Protesters

    04/29/2016 12:47:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | ABC News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpJXKCUiHc
  • Cruz Sex Scandal Story Just the Latest Bombshell (Possible Explanation for $500k Fiorina Donation?)

    03/25/2016 4:16:19 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 113 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 3/25/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Last July, a Cruz-affiliated super PAC donated $500,000 to Fiorina's campaign, without explanation -- a highly unusual move that is being reexamined in light of the Enquirer's report about Cruz's indiscretions. And Fiorina made a highly publicized last-minute endorsement of Cruz in the final days before the Florida primary, helping him come in a respectable second to Trump and keeping his White House hopes alive.
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle — California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 — which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Poll: Trump Leads In California Republican Primary

    04/17/2016 1:19:00 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 4/27 | CBS
    LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) — A new poll released this week finds GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump with a comfortable lead in California’s primaries. The poll, which was taken by the Public Police Institute of California, found that Trump has the support of about 38 percent of likely voters in California’s upcoming June primary. Trump’s closest competitor in California is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has about 19 percent support – but the poll was taken before Florida Sen. Marco Rubio exited the race. On the Democrat side, the poll found that Hillary Clinton has about 48 percent of support in...
  • Minimum-Wage Activists Should Look to Puerto Rico for Clues to the Future

    04/14/2016 5:21:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/13/2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    When signing the bill raising California’s minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown called the new $15 minimum wage “good politics” but “questionable policy.” He may be more prescient than many realize. There was a time in recent American history when a minimum wage of nearly equal magnitude to California’s was imposed, and “good politics” turned out to be disastrous policy. It is worth remembering this previous minimum-wage experiment as voters assess whether the progressive push for substantially higher minimum wages will deliver prosperity for the working class. President Obama has long supported the so-called Raise the Wage Act, which, if passed,...
  • Candidates court last California Republican

    04/09/2016 12:50:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeNewsOnline · 8 replies
    Will the last Republican in California please turn out the light?
  • California GOP poll: Trump leads Cruz by 7 points

    04/07/2016 2:12:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KARZ-TV ^ | April 7, 2016 | Hasan Khan, CNN
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump is leading Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in California, a new poll shows, one of the final primary contests before the Republicans head to the party's convention in July. Trump is the pick of 39% likely Republican voters, while Cruz has the support of 32%, according to a poll from the Field Research Corporation in California. John Kasich is in third place at 18%, while 11% are undecided. Cracks in GOP rank-and-file also are reflected in the poll, as nearly 4 in 10 California Republicans (38%) say they would be "dissatisfied" or "upset" if Trump became their...
  • Trump reads The Vicious Snake [Joel 1-2, Rev 9]

    04/04/2016 9:28:18 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 2016 | Rust E
    The Vicious Snake
  • Neighbors said gay man shot by father had troubled history

    04/03/2016 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/2/2016 | Matt Stevens and Cindy Carcamo
    Friends and neighbors of a man who has been charged with killing his son because he was gay said Saturday that the young man had a troubled history and was involved in several incidents that resulted in the police being called to the house. On Friday, Shehada Khalil Issa, 69, of North Hills was charged with fatally shooting his son, Amir Issa, 29, outside the family’s home earlier this week because he was gay, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. “The murder was committed because of the victim’s sexual orientation and because of the defendant’s perception of that...
  • Muslim terror cell opened fire on hikers and campers in Calif. park shouting “Allahu Akbar!”

    03/29/2016 12:58:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Pamelageller.com ^ | 3/29/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Earlier this morning or very late last night (in my world) I received a strange and disturbing report that a group of Muslim men opened fire on hikers and campers in a large state Park in California. Unable to confirm the source, I waited to post. More info is coming in ….. Of course there has been no reporting from the enemedia on this. A heavily armed group of men with Middle Eastern appearance was arrested two hours ago outside Los Angeles after opening fire upon hikers and campers in a large State Park in the area. No word yet...
  • SHOTS FIRED AT CAMPERS/HIKERS IN ... HOT SPRINGS, CA; ARMED TERROR CELL ARRESTED NEAR LOS ANGELES

    03/28/2016 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 124 replies
    SuperStation 95 ^ | Mar 27, 2016
    8:28 PM EDT Sunday, 27 March -- A heavily armed group of men with Middle Eastern appearance was arrested two hours ago outside Los Angeles after opening fire upon Hikers and Campers in a large State Park in the area. Photos taken by one of the victims of the attack have been supplied to SuperStation95 as have screen shots of MMS messages sent/received during the incident. They appear below. No word yet from authorities about the identities or affiliation of the men arrested. The Adelanto, CA Police Department effectuated the arrests. According to the victim/witness, there were two groups of...
  • Poll: Trump Holds Narrow Lead In California

    03/27/2016 9:35:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller | JulieGrace Brufke
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds a narrow lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in California, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll released Sunday. The results show Trump polling at 37 percent, with Cruz following at 30 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in third at 12 percent with all voters in the state. The race was closer among likely voters, with 36 percent saying they would vote for Trump compared to Cruz’s 35 percent. Kasich trailed behind with just 14 percent of the vote....
  • That National Enquirer Ted Cruz "bombshell" confirmed a huge nothingburger

    03/24/2016 3:53:37 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 629 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/24/2016 | Some guy who took a picture
    Link goes directly to picture of the article that's good enough to read. FULL Disclosure: I'm not a Cruz supporter, but I hate this kind of sleaze and I'm hoping that we can put this to rest before it gets submitted 500 times. The entire article is based off of the threat from a hoax "Anonymous" account on Twitter, which later turned out to be a RickRoll (all related tweets have since been deleted). I am pretty sure the "details" are actually lifted from replies to the original tweet, LOL. Since they're deleted, I can't be sure. Point being, it...
  • Lucy Jones is leaving her job - to shake up more than just earthquakes

    03/20/2016 9:34:30 AM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 18, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    The questions were coming fast and frantic: How strong was the earthquake? Was it on the San Andreas? Is the Big One coming? A massive temblor had struck near Joshua Tree shortly before 10 p.m., causing buildings to sway all the way to Las Vegas. As the public braced for more shaking, the media flocked to Caltech that night in 1992. One woman seemed to have all the answers. It was a magnitude 6.1, explained U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones, and the odds of a larger quake in the next three days stood at 15%. She shifted her weight...
  • TRUMP BALLOT SECURITY PROJECT

    03/19/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    A project of the Committee To Restore America's Greatness CONTACT 1-855-245-4634 TO REPORT IRREGULARITIES OR VOTER FRAUD. The Trump Ballot Security Project was formed when the main stream media reported dozens of voting irregularities in the Texas Republican primary. This ultimately totaled over 600 reports in at least six counties including Dallas County and Travis County. In virtually every case votes cast for Donald J. Trump were tallied for Senator Marco Rubio. We established a Toll Free number to collect further reports of voter irregularities. Almost immediately there were over 300 complaints from Oklahoma. Only a week later the Kansas...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • CA: Oral Arguments Heard on Unconstitutional Waiting Period, Ban on Gun Advertising

    02/25/2016 5:10:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 9th, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for two Second Amendment cases.  They were Jeff Silvester v. Kamala Harris, in which the District Court found that the California statute that required a waiting period for people to purchase a firearm, even though they already owned a gun and had passed a background check, was unconstitutional. The second case was Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC. v. Harris, a case where California forbids shops selling guns to advertise handguns with the image of a handgun outside of their store. That the waiting period ban is...
  • Shocking poll result: A Republican leads in the race to replace Barbara Boxer

    02/21/2016 4:57:15 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/20/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Ever since the demographic composition of California was transformed by the infusion of millions of Hispanics and the driving out of middle- and upper-middle-class residents (of any race) through high taxes, the state has been a Democrat stronghold - a sure win for the Electoral College and Senate. Could that possibly change? The announced retirement of Senator Barbara Boxer has created an open seat, and there has been much glee among progressives over the prospect of the dimwitted but vicious Boxer being succeeded by the photogenic and much smarter attorney general of California, Kamala Harris, who has been dubbed "The...
  • Kings notes: Team removes T-shirts with monkey on them on first day of Black History Month

    02/02/2016 2:06:22 PM PST · by driftdiver · 17 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | Sacbee
    If you were at Sleep Train Arena about 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night, you would have thought the Kings were handling major laundry duty. Before fans entered for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks, T-shirts that were placed on every seat to celebrate the Lunar New Year were being collected and put in large piles. The shirts had a monkey on the front because this is the year of the monkey. The shirts became an issue because they were to be distributed on the first day of Black History Month, when NBA players and coaches wear commemorative shirts.
  • Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens

    01/30/2016 1:50:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-29-16 | Sara D. Wire
    Obama administration officials met in Los Angeles on Friday with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens. "To launch forward we must return to our core values as Americans and even in these tough times strive to embrace our role as a nation of immigrants, a nation of dreamers, a nation of hope," Garcetti said on Twitter about the meeting, which was closed to the public. The 4 1/2-hour meeting in City Hall was part of a multi-city tour by the White House's Task Force on New Americans, which...
  • 'California Dreamin' now a nightmare

    01/18/2016 8:18:55 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/18/2016 | Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.
    Hanson blames the current state of affairs on the modern, elite liberals who controlled the levers of power in California throughout its decline. These "richerals" - a term he coined for rich, cool liberals who shelter themselves from the real world in a cocoon of wealth - reshaped the state to fit their vision of utopia. All the while they used their clout to escape the effect of the high taxes and regulations they imposed on others, namely the middle class and people who settled away from the coast. "California is run from a sort of Pacific Versailles, an isolated...
  • Ready for Shot Show Industry Day at the Range

    01/18/2016 5:19:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I drove up from Yuma to Las Vegas today, to go to the Industry day at the Range tomorrow.  It is nice to be one of the media invited to this event, which most of the industry from around the world uses to highlight and show off the latest in technological improvements and new products.  If I want to take my laptop, they will have media tents to do stories from, complete with wi-fi to blog directly to the net.  Pretty cool stuff. Always nice to run into professional colleagues as well.  I am looking forward to seeing Alan...
  • Waiting list for nursing program more than six years long

    01/05/2016 7:15:21 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/04/16 | Ryan Masters
    Students on Cabrillo College Nursing Program’s waiting list are postponing their careers for six years or more due to high demand and a new state-approved application called the multicriteria selection process. While aspiring nurses are no longer being added to Cabrillo’s waiting list, hundreds remain on it, each hoping to nab one of only 60 slots available every year.
  • Rep. Thompson: ‘I’m a Gun Owner’ Who Supports Expanded Gun Control

    12/13/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) says that although he is a gun owner himself and strongly believes in the Second Amendment, he also believes people on the no-fly list should be barred from purchasing guns. "I’m a gun owner. I strongly believe in the Second Amendment," Thompson said during an emotional press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday held by House and Senate Democrats to commemorate the third anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings.
  • California's gun sales break records

    12/11/2015 6:43:51 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Amid a new round of debate over gun control, Californians have already bought a record number of firearms in 2015, including major spikes in sales on Black Friday and the days after the San Bernardino attacks, an analysis of new federal and state data show. Firearms purchases in California triggered 1.51 million federal background checks in the first 11 months of the year, breaking the previous annual record of 1.47 million set last year.
  • San Bernardino Victim was a Jew Threatened Hours before the Attack

    12/08/2015 7:19:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Isn’t it ironic that a Messianic Jew, Nicholas Thalasinos, was one of the people killed in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino.  Nicholas was a co-worker with the shooter, and had argued with him, saying that Islam is violent.  Maybe that is why he was killed, to show how non-violent Islam is.  He is reported to have been threatened with death just hours before the attack.  The NY post is reported to be using the fact that he called Islam violent a possible reason for the attack.  From facebook, Carl Ludwig: This literally makes me sick.Nicholas Thalasinos was a...
  • Engel on Obama Speech: 'Same Strategy That Hasn't Been Working'

    12/06/2015 6:40:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maybe you're a liberal, reluctant to accept Charles Krauthammer's conclusion that President Obama's speech on terror tonight was a "complete failure." Fine. But there's no getting around Richard Engel, whom no one would accuse of conservatism. Speaking with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, NBC's chief foreign correspondent bleak assessment was that President Obama laid out "the same strategy that hasn't been working for last several years." After a point-by-point takedown of Obama's weak tea, Engel concluded "the course of treatment that he laid out for this sick patient with cancer with no immediate cure does not seem like an incredibly strong...
  • San Bernardino Shooting Investigators Seek Clues to Motive

    12/03/2015 8:34:10 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2015 | By IAN LOVETT, RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Investigators on Thursday hunted for a motive in the backgrounds of a husband and wife suspected in a shooting rampage that left 14 dead and 17 others wounded here, while federal agents traced the origins of the four guns recovered from the suspects — at least two of them bought legally — and officers combed through a sprawling set of crime scenes for evidence. The suspects, identified as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27 — armed with .223-caliber assault rifles and semiautomatic handguns and wearing masks and body armor — are believed to have...
  • 'Devout' Muslim US citizen and his wife are identified as heavily- armed suspects who burst

    12/03/2015 8:22:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman, Snejana Farberov, Chris Pleasance
    A Muslim U.S. citizen and his wife burst into his office holiday party with assault rifles and tactical clothing, massacred 14 and injured 17 before they were both shot dead in a police chase through suburban San Bernardino. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, was at the celebration for local health officials but reportedly left angry before returning heavily armed with wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, and opening fire at the city's Inland Regional Center Wednesday morning. The two escaped the scene before being tracked by police to a home one city over. They sped away from the house in a black...
  • Farooq Saeed has been identified as the possible San Bernardino shooting suspect

    12/02/2015 3:43:35 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 291 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Nathan Francis
    Farooq Saeed has been identified as the possible San Bernardino shooting suspect, who reports indicate walked into a medical facility for people with developmental disabilities and opened fire. The shooting took place at close to 11 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Waterman Avenue in the California city, taking place at a building identified as the Inland Regional Center. The facility is a state-run medical center that serves people with developmental disabilities, said Nancy Lungren, spokeswoman for the California Department of Developmental Services. Unconfirmed reports identified the suspect as Farooq Saeed, a name repeated on police scanners and reported...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • Largest L.A. County employee union votes to approve contract including 10% raise

    11/25/2015 5:42:55 AM PST · by smartyaz · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/20/15 | Abby Sewell
    Workers represented by Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to approve a tentative agreement with county management that would give them a 10% raise over three years. Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents more than 57,000 county employees, including nurses, social workers and clerical workers, tallied ballots Thursday after a month long voting process. Apart from the pay increase, the new contract would make Cesar Chavez Day an official county holiday starting in 2017, provide as much as an additional week of annual vacation every year and put some temporary workers on a path to full-time jobs....
  • Poll finds Dr. Carson tops GOP race in Colorado; top Republicans beat Clinton

    11/18/2015 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination among Colorado voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday which also finds that he is one of a number of Republicans who would soundly beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Centennial State in a general election match-up. In the race for the Republican nomination, the poll finds Carson leads in Colorado with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 19 percent, business mogul Donald Trump with 17 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina...
  • OIL SCANDAL: WHISTLEBLOWER EMERGES AGAINST JERRY BROWN

    11/10/2015 7:18:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A whistleblower has emerged in the controversy of Governor Jerry Brown’s use of state oil experts to study his own family’s private land. Jennie Catalano, a mapping specialist for the California Department of Conservation, says she faced retaliation after complaining about being required to do personal work for Brown. It is illegal for politicians to use state resources for personal benefit. Brown says he used the same resources available to any Californian. The Associated Press confirmed the whistleblower complaint, which is separate from the original legal action by Kern County farmers alleging that Brown colluded with oil companies over the...
  • Latest Poll: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Make Gains in Republican Field

    11/06/2015 5:41:49 PM PST · by VinL · 33 replies
    BCNN2 ^ | 11/6/15 | Staff
    Donald Trump and Ben Carson remain the leaders in the Republican presidential field, both in California and nationally, but two freshman senators, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, have moved into a solid second tier, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows. Complete results of the poll, looking at voter attitudes one year ahead of the 2016 election, as well as the race on the Democratic side, will be released on Sunday. The poll, conducted online by SurveyMonkey, surveyed 2,009 voters in California and 3,035 nationwide. It has an error estimate of plus or minus 3...
  • 'He had far greater intentions to do damage': Police reveal twisted college freshman

    11/06/2015 1:07:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 November, 2015 | Wills Robinson and Khaleda Rahman
    A reclusive student shot dead by police after stabbing four people in a California university campus attack 'had far greater intentions to do damage', Merced County Sheriff said Wednesday. Faisal Mohammad, a freshman who majored in computer science and engineering at the University of California was carrying highly flammable petroleum jelly, ziptie handcuffs, night vision goggles, duct tape and a hammer in his backpack when he was shot in the back by cops. In reference to the petroleum jelly, Sheriff Vern Warnke said: 'He had poor man's C4' - C4 being the dense, putty-like explosive used widely by the military...
  • MAPPING HOLLYWOOD'S MOST INFAMOUS HORROR HOUSES

    10/30/2015 2:25:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 29, 2015 | MARK HAYWARD
    The exterior of the Hollywood Tower Apartments, the inspiration for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride. (Photo: Loren Javier/flickr)In Hollywood horror, things rarely are what they appear to be. Filmmakers often build their haunted locations in the privacy of studio back lots or remote locations. However, the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles have provided a wealth of locations for horror films and TV shows, even inspiring a theme park attraction. These locations range from architectural masterpieces and landmark buildings to single family homes and hotels. But no matter their exteriors, each house shares a unique trait: a film location scout has...
  • 603 Alliance Caucus Cruz, Carson and Fiorina 1-2-3 Trump falters Bush & Co shut out

    10/17/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Da Tech Guy Blog ^ | October 17th, 2015 | Datechguy
    The 603 alliance had their caucus today at the Hopkinton State Fair grounds in Contoocook NH. The idea was to get conservatives in NH to unite behind a single candidate via a caucus. Ted Cruz has won, Ben Carson came in 2nd Carly Fiorina 3rd. Donald Trump failed to make the first cut not managing 25 votes, Jeb bush didn’t manage a single vote. Under the rules if the winner of the 603 alliance caucus drops out of the presidential race the people pledge to support the 2nd place finisher and so forth. Expect updates Update 1 I arrived at...
  • California Lieutenant Governor wants to do background checks…on ammo

    10/15/2015 8:57:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/15/2015 | Taylor Millard
    California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wants to make it illegal for people to buy ammunition without passing a background check. He’s expected to announce the ballot initiative later today in San Francisco, and Los Angeles Times notes a similar law was rejected a few years ago. Newsom’s proposal would also beef up rules for ammunition sales and purchases, applying the same rules that already exist for firearms. Someone buying bullets would be subject to the same background check as someone buying a gun. Similar proposals were introduced in the Legislature two years ago but did not pass.
  • California gun-control laws wrench leftward

    10/13/2015 8:27:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/13.2015 | Douglas Ernst
    California’s gun laws are some of the strictest in the U.S., but Gov. Jerry Brown still managed to wrench them tighter over the weekend. The Democrat signed Senate Bill 707 on Saturday, which expanded a current ban on having firearms within 1,000 feet of a school without permission of administrators. Concealed-carry permit holders no longer have an exemption. The legislation was introduced by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, months ago, and was signed by Brown without comment, the Sacramento Bee reported Saturday. “California’s college campuses and K-12 schools should be sanctuaries for learning, free from the fear of gun violence,”...
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan: House Must Select A Conservative Speaker

    09/29/2015 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | Rep. Jeff Duncan
    In the wake of Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’s resignation, the House Republican Conference will begin the selection process for a new Speaker. We should know what we are getting.
  • House conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker

    09/25/2015 8:48:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015 | Scott Wong
    With Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) job in doubt, House conservatives have been holding internal talks about a new leadership coalition that could include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker and more conservative members occupying lower rungs on the leadership ladder.
  • Pope canonizes Junipero Serra, says faith is alive only when shared

    09/24/2015 2:17:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Catholic News Services ^ | September 24, 2015 | Cindy Wooden
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person's faith is alive only when it is shared.