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  • AR15 Style Rifle Used in Defense; Did California Restrictions Handicap Defender?

    06/22/2017 6:09:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2017, at a quiet residential home in Fresno, California, a home invasion resulted in a gunfight . The 30 -year-old  victim who fought back was wounded, two home invaders were killed, as was another victim, the father of the wounded defender. Another man was wounded. His name was not released. The defensive firearm used was described as an AR-15. From abc30.com: Yang said the family was preparing to celebrate her brother-in-law's birthday when in the early morning two armed suspects walked through their front door. The father, 69-year-old Chong Yee Yang, hollered to warn his children--...
  • How far left can California's legislative Democrats go before Republicans benefit at the ballot box?

    06/22/2017 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | by George Skelton
    Democrats in the state Legislature are walking a tightrope, seemingly oblivious to potential danger. First, they raised gas taxes and vehicle fees. Then the Senate passed a ridiculously costly universal healthcare plan. Now, the Legislature is getting close to helping undocumented criminals avoid deportation. How far left can the majority party careen, even in deep blue California, before Republicans start benefiting at the ballot box? California voters only like state taxes that other people pay. A recent poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found that 58% of voters oppose the transportation funding plan. In contrast to the gas-tax...
  • Priest plants himself at popular music festival, goes viral on Reddit

    06/03/2017 12:25:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    cna ^ | June 1, 2017 | Mary Rezac
    Napa, Calif., Jun 1, 2017 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once?Plant yourself at an entrance of a popular music festival with a sign, some free stuff, and a smile.That’s what Catholic priest Fr. David Jenuwine did last weekend, at BottleRock Napa, a three-day music festival with roughly 30,000 in attendance.His sign read simply: Catholic priest. Blessings, Prayers, Confessions, Answers.Fr. Jenuwine, parochial vicar at St. Apollinaris Parish in Napa, California, told CNA that he had been trying to brainstorm creative ways to reach out to young adults...
  • “People Just Watched,” 82-Year-Old Man Fights Off Burglar Who Attacked His Wife

    05/30/2017 12:34:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | MAY 30, 2017
    Christine and Yousef Youkhaneh have been married for the past 53 years, so when a burglar began to attack Christine, Yousef jumped into action. Christine, 74, was on her porch when she was suddenly attacked by a 50-year-old home invasion suspect. “She just kept hitting me,” she told KPIX. Immediately, she stumbled inside her home and called to her husband for help. “Her body was all bloody,” Yousef said. The suspect was armed with a gardening tool, but that didn’t stop Yousef from grappling with her. Yousef is from Syria and is a former weight lifting champion. Although he is...
  • Here’s all of the guns the ATF took from Pasadena Police lieutenant’s Sierra Madre home

    05/04/2017 9:14:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    sgvtribune.com ^ | 5/3/2017 | Jason Henry
    More one third of the firearms seized in February from the home of Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian cannot be sold to civilians by gun shops in California, according to a review of the list of weapons by this newspaper. These handguns can only be purchased by law enforcement officers, or through a private party, because the models do not appear on California’s “roster” of guns approved for sale to the general public. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives raided Gourdikian’s Sierra Madre home in February, taking away a total of 61 guns and gun parts,...
  • david geffen sells carbon beach home malibu record $85 million

    05/01/2017 7:40:16 PM PDT · by SteveH · 9 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 5/1/2017 | peter kiefer
    The music mogul had hoped to net $100 million for the property, which has several structures, a swimming pool and spa, a theater, a gym and an outdoor living room with fireplace.
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • Any SoCal FReepers see the meteor a few minutes ago?

    04/10/2017 9:30:02 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 42 replies
    Self | April 11, 2017 | Self
    I've seen quite a few comments from people in SoCal and even AZ commenting on a bright flash, green, some also seeing a yellow tail. Any FReeper witnesses?
  • CA: Sheakalee Family Forces Return of Millions of Dollars Worth of Guns and Ammo

    04/08/2017 6:23:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A California family has finally had their illegally seized firearms and ammunition returned after over a year in the courts.  The collection has an estimated value of millions of dollars. It consisted of 541 rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and over 100,000 rounds of ammunition. 10 of the rifles were registered “assault weapons” under California law. One was a bolt action .50 caliber. Albert Sheakalee has had a federal firearms license since the early 1990's.Sheakalee was mistakenly included on the California Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) because of seeking treatment for high stress during the summer of 2015.  He...
  • SFPD officer fired for anti-Muslim text message is example of department’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy

    04/04/2017 8:57:50 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Jonah Owen Lamb
    A San Francisco police officer who allegedly texted anti-Muslim messages to other officers was fired last month by the San Francisco Police Commission at the recommendation of Chief William Scott, the San Francisco Examiner has learned. The revelation comes during a time of reforms that, in part, sprang out of a series of biased policing scandals, including two instances in which groups of officers got caught sending racist or bigoted text messages. The first and most scandalous text messages were sent or received by a group of officers in 2011 and 2012, but were not revealed until several years later...
  • Global Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In One Of America’s ‘Happiest,’ ‘Safest’ Cities

    04/02/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 3/30/2017
    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they’ve uncovered a massive international sex trafficking ring in Southern California. Prosecutors announced the arrest of four people connected to the Orange County-based enterprise that allegedly placed thousands of ads for sexual services in 29 states over the past two years. The ring was based locally in Irvine, officials said. Women and girls from China were forced to sell themselves for sex and sometimes forced to work 14 hours a day in homes purchased specifically for the purposes of prostitution, according to authorities. Investigators tracked the ring through thousands of ads selling sex on Backpage.com....
  • California bill to ban fake news pulled amid free speech concerns

    03/31/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    RT.com ^ | 3/30/17
    A California state lawmaker pulled his proposed legislation that would have made it illegal to publish “false or deceptive statements” on elections after critics said it would be “disastrous for free speech.” The first hearing for Assembly Bill 1104, “The California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act,” was planned for Tuesday, but was canceled at the 11th hour at the request of the author, California Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park). Under the proposed legislation, it would be unlawful to knowingly and willingly publish or circulate on the Internet a “false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote” on either a ballot...
  • Magazine Repair Kit Co. Sets up GoFundMe to Defend Against San Francisco Lawsuit

    03/13/2017 5:19:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit against five out-of-state companies he claims were selling kits, that contain the parts necessary to assemble normal capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds. From cbslocal.com: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Thursday sued five online gun equipment suppliers selling disassembled large-capacity ammunition magazines as “repair kits” in an alleged attempt to get around state laws.The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Badger Mountain Supply, 7.62 Precision, Shooters Plus, LAK Supply and Buymilsurp.com are engaging in unfair or fraudulent business practices and...
  • CA’s ‘Good Cause’ for Concealed Carry Goes to Supreme Court

    03/10/2017 9:33:43 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Petitioners in the Peruta case asked the Supreme Court to hear the case as soon as possible, taking the issue of concealed carry, a key question in Second Amendment jurisprudence, to the nation’s highest court. The Peruta case, Peruta v. County of San Diego, was filed by concealed permit applicants who believed the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance infringed upon their Second Amendment rights in San Diego and Yolo Counties. The case made national news on February 13, 2014, when a three judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the...
  • CA Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare,Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens

    02/18/2017 10:17:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk about universal health care.’”
  • DONNELLY: Jerry Brown’s California Legacy is a Dam Failure

    02/14/2017 3:18:34 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2017 | by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    The Oroville Dam — at 770 feet, America’s tallest — is on the verge of failing. And Sacramento, which has been fiddling for decades while Rome burns, is running for cover. This isn’t just any dam; it’s the primary storage facility located on the Feather River for the State Water Project, the state-owned conveyance system that provides drinking water to more than two-thirds of California’s population. If the dam were to fail, it could inundate not only the city of Oroville but numerous other communities downstream, including Yuba City, Marysville and even West Sacramento. At the moment, the emergency spillway...
  • US woman dumps husband of 21 years for backing Donald Trump

    02/08/2017 6:43:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    US woman dumps husband of 21 years for backing Donald Trump world Updated: Feb 08, 2017 17:40 IST Gayle McCormick, a retired California prison guard, said she was shocked when her husband Bill McCormick said he planned to vote for Trump.(REUTERS) A 73-year-old woman has separated from her husband of over 20 years after he voiced support for Donald Trump in the run-up to the US presidential polls. Gayle McCormick, a retired California prison guard, said she was shocked last year when her husband Bill McCormick, 77, mentioned during a lunch with friends that he planned to vote for Trump. “I...
  • LA County Is Telling Illegal Immigrants How to Get Free Money/Benefits Paid for by Working Americans

    02/04/2017 3:58:17 PM PST · by davikkm · 39 replies
    In Los Angeles County they are handing out information to illegal immigrants on how to get free money/benefits paid for by working Americans. The flyer reads: New USCIS guidelines permit immigrants and their children to use certain non-cash benefits and special purpose cash benefits without affecting their immigration status including: * Medi-Cal * Food Stamps * Healthy Families * Prenatal Care * Foster Care * Adoption assistance * Transportation vouchers * Housing assistance * Energy assistance
  • Statistics which Suggest significant voter fraud in California (Vanity)

    02/03/2017 10:33:20 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    February 3,2017 | Ednamode
    Since 2000, the state of California has gone from a strong blue state, to one than is further to the left than any other state in the nation. During a period in which illegal immigration has increased, the number of total votes cast in California has also increased significantly. There were 3.21 million more votes cast in 2016 than in 2000, yet Donald Trump received fewer votes than George W. Bush in 2000. In 2000, Al Gore received 53.45% of the vote in California, while Hillary Clinton received 61.73% in 2016. Here is a side by side comparison of total...
  • Rising seas and pounding storms taking toll on Highway 37

    02/03/2017 9:40:00 AM PST · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Surveying flooding along Highway 37 in January, ecologist Fraser Shilling began doubting his projections for when climate change will cause severe, perhaps catastrophic impacts on the major North Bay thoroughfare. In an influential 2016 report used as a guide for the highway’s future, Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis, had established a timetable of several decades for those impacts to be fully realized. But that was before January storms forced the full or partial closure of the highway for roughly 12 days, causing havoc for thousands of daily commuters. “We’re starting to overwhelm the system in...