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  • School Board Under Fire After ‘Transgender Reveal’ Leaves Students Confused About Who They Are

    08/22/2017 2:57:51 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 96 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/22/2017 | Grace Carr
    These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” said Karen England of the Capitol Resource Institute, according to CBS Sacramento. “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” England said at the board meeting Monday night. I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family,” a meeting attendee said regarding her daughter. “It’s really about the parents being informed and involved and giving us the choice...
  • Ex-cop convicted of murder from days as alleged gang member

    08/21/2017 6:44:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    LOS ANGELES— A reputed gang member who beat a murder charge decades ago and went on to land a job as a police officer was convicted Thursday of the 30-year-old killing after DNA evidence put him at the crime scene. Pierre Romain, 53, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court of first-degree murder for a botched carjacking outside a Hollywood nightclub in June 1987. Romain was trying to steal a customized 1984 Nissan 300 ZX that was identical to a friend's car he had recently crashed, police said. He fatally shot Jade Clark behind the wheel of the car and...
  • Rice Farming TV

    08/20/2017 9:35:56 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 26 replies
    Rice Farming TV ^ | various | Matthew Sligar
    This is Youtube channel I follow. Thought Freepers might be interested in a third-generation California rice farmer's adventures and to learn about rice farming. "Rice Farming TV aims to promote California grown medium grain rice through educational and dynamic weekly videos. Follow the growing season from planting to harvest. Follow me, Matthew and my adventures as a California Rice Farmer!"
  • Tech billionaire Tom Draper wants to split California into three states

    08/19/2017 11:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 18, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Tech billionaire Tom Draper filed a measure Friday to divide California into three states. Draper says the "political representation of California's diverse population and economies has rendered the state nearly ungovernable." "The citizens of the whole state would be better served by three smaller state governments while preserving the historical boundaries of the various counties, cities and towns," he argued in the proposed measure's statement of findings. The billionaire spent more than $5 million in 2014 in a bid to split the state in six, according to the Sacramento Bee. His current measure needs almost 600,000 signatures from valid voters...
  • Pro-Trump rally to be moved from Upland (California)

    08/19/2017 8:06:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | August 19, 2017 | Liset Márquez
    UPLAND >> A group that had announced plans to hold a rally in Upland next month in support of President Donald Trump’s national security policies is now looking for a new location to assemble. An ACT for America rally was being planned for Sept. 9 in Upland at the Madonna of the Trail, according to a Facebook post. The location of the rally, which now says “Inland Empire ((somewhere))” was changed Friday after a top Upland official made it clear a permit for the rally would be denied. It is part of “America First” rallies being held nationwide that day....
  • Sheriff says- Martins Beach won’t be arrested ... go around gates locked by billionaire...

    One week after a state appeals court ruled that Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla cannot continue blocking public access to Martins Beach on the coast south of Half Moon Bay, the gate remains padlocked with no-trespassing signs.**snip** But despite Khosla’s apparent defiance of the court in the high-profile case that could affect the public’s ability to visit other beaches across California, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is making clear that it considers the scenic stretch of coastline open. full title -Sheriff says visitors to Martins Beach won’t be arrested if they go around gates locked by billionaire Vinod Khosla
  • Man Using Drone to Smuggle Meth Across U.S.-Mexico Border Arrested: CBP

    08/18/2017 3:11:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/18 | Cassia Pollock
    The 2-foot-tall drone carried drugs worth about $46,000 into San DiegoAfter a drone carrying bags of methamphetamine landed in San Diego, a man was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs nearby. The drugs were worth about $46,000 and weighed over 13 pounds, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). On Aug. 8, the agent spotted the remote-controlled drone flying over the U.S.-Mexico border around 11:25 p.m. Other agents in the area were immediately placed on the lookout for the drone, said CBP officials. “Due to the agents’ heightened vigilance, this drone smuggling scheme was stopped before these dangerous narcotics could...
  • Man attempted to sexually assault woman in Van Nuys while witnesses did nothing, police say

    08/18/2017 3:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    Los Angeles police are searching for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman outside her Van Nuys apartment while people walked by and cars slowed down without intervening, authorities said. At about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, the woman was walking to her apartment in the 14000 block of Vanowen Street when she was confronted by a man trying to speak to her in Spanish, which she does not speak, authorities said. She told police he smelled of alcohol. ... The woman kept the struggle in full view of security cameras, which captured the attack, authorities said. Surveillance video shows...
  • Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman Charged with Possession of Leaded Stick by Alameda District Attorney

    08/18/2017 3:10:32 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 55 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | 8/17/17 | Darwin BondGraham
    The Alameda County District Attorney filed a felony charge against Kyle Chapman yesterday for possession of a leaded stick. The charges stem from a melee between Trump supporters and anti-fascists in Berkeley on March 4. Chapman was seen carrying a long baton into several fights and was filmed cracking the weapon over the heads of a masked antifa and other counter-demonstrators.
  • Calexit III? New ballot measure plots another route to California independence (YES!)

    08/17/2017 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/17/17 | Jim Miller
    On Thursday, people unhappy with California’s place in the United States filed yet another proposed ballot measure that could lead to the Golden State striking out on its own. This time, the goal is convening a U.S. constitutional convention to overhaul what proponents call a moldy national blueprint out of step with life in California. The measure says a reworked Constitution should include a provision creating a “clear and reasonable path for states to achieve complete independence from the United States should any state so choose.” No state has become independent under the existing U.S. Constitution. “The world has changed...
  • California Bill: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun

    08/17/2017 4:33:48 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/17/17 | Joel B. Plooak
    A new bill being considered by the California State Senate would punish people who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” in a public health, retirement or housing institution.
  • ICE raid in West Oakland related to sex trafficking involving minors

    08/16/2017 6:25:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    ABC News 7 ^ | 16 Aug 2017
    Homeland Security Investigations, which is part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, served a federal search warrant related to sex trafficking of minors in West Oakland Wednesday morning, according to police. The operation began around 6:30 a.m. in the 700 block of 27th Street near West Street. Law enforcement officers were at the scene for hours. "HSI is conducting a criminal investigation, not a civil immigration or deportation action," Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said in a statement. (Snip) The activist organization By Any Means Necessary is calling for an emergency protest this evening near the scene of the...
  • California is No. 1 haven for hate groups, report says

    08/16/2017 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Hadean · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The states with the highest number of hate groups may not be the areas of the country that many people would assume. California ranks highest among the 50 states, with nearly 80 different hate groups calling the Golden State home, says a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most of the groups are concentrated in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area and the Sacramento region, the report says. Data show the western half of the U.S. has significantly fewer hate groups than the East Coast, the report says, but California -- the nation's most populous state -- easily...
  • LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless

    08/15/2017 9:17:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 37 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | 08/15/17 | Susan Abram
    A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Homeowners in unincorporated communities who qualify can receive up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling in areas zoned for such structures, while others may get $50,000 to update and legalize an existing dwelling. The program was introduced last year as part of Los Angeles County’s set of 47 strategies to solve homelessness. The office of Regional Planning will work with several departments countywide with an...
  • Calexit: California Attorney General Allows Secession Effort To Move Forward (YES WE CAN!)

    08/15/2017 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    7/27/17
    Link only - http://www.dailywire.com/news/19047/calexit-california-attorney-general-allows-john-nolte
  • 5 Times Maxine Waters Proved She’s The Illest: The queen continues to reign supreme.

    08/15/2017 2:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hello Beautiful ^ | August 15, 2017 | Charise Frazier, Staff Writer, Producer
    It’s no secret that Maxine Waters, the senior senator from California is everyone’s favorite. From denouncing Trump to her tenured service in the United States Congress, Ms. Waters is known to mean what she says and says what she means. We gathered some of her top quotes that prove why this queen will always reign supreme. “I’m reclaiming my time.” Waters went full throttle against treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin when she was interrupted during a House Financial Services Meeting. “I’m a strong Black women and I cannot be intimidated.” During an appearance with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Waters reminded Fox...
  • Opinion: Why voting age should be lowered to 17

    08/14/2017 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 14, 2017 | By NAAVA ELLENBERG
    Many 18-year-olds are registered for their first semester of college classes, but very few of them are registered to vote. As adults in a democracy, young people have this great privilege and responsibility, yet very few take advantage of the opportunity. Their disregard is not the result of indifference or immaturity, but of an overwhelming amount of new responsibilities. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 10 (ACA 10) is a bipartisan constitutional amendment that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in California. This may seem like a minor shift, but it would be pivotal in youth turnout for elections. At...
  • New bill bans pistol sales unless they can microstamp their bullets

    08/10/2017 12:07:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Gun industry groups argue microstamping is unreliable, serves no safety purpose and is cost prohibitive. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra calls it “smart, effective, and constitutional.” (Photo: ucdavis.edu) A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure mandating pistols sold by licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code on their ammunition at firing. Introduced as the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act last month, the proposal would strip the ability of federal firearms licensees to sell pistols that do not carry the controversial microstamping technology. Backers argue that as much as 40 percent of murders go unsolved due to...
  • 5 Things That Will Happen When California Secedes from the U.S.

    08/13/2017 9:34:51 PM PDT · by Mafe · 87 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jared Whitley
    Any statistician or economist will tell you there is a huge world of difference between the improbable and the impossible. Brexit and the Trump presidency were both thought to be impossible, but they were proven to simply have been improbable. And whenever I see an article about the move for California to secede from the United States (the so-called “Cal-exit”), the more I think that a vote to split is inevitable rather than improbable. As a member of the California Freedom Coalition recently told the Sacramento Bee, collecting signatures for the 2018 ballot, “We feel like this current initiative is...
  • These 578 voters want California to form an independent country (Calexit - WE CAN DO THIS!)

    08/12/2017 12:57:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies
    SacBee ^ | 8/10/17 | ALEXEI KOSEFF
    **SNIP** That recruitment process will continue with the California National Party’s third annual convention, which takes place on Sunday at the Betty Ong Rec Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who has been at the forefront of a campaign to qualify a California secession initiative, is the keynote speaker. Attendees will also revise the party’s progressive official platform, which in addition to the contention that the Golden State is overtaxed and underrepresented on the national stage, advocates single-payer universal healthcare, an overhaul of policing and criminal justice policies, high-speed rail and a path to citizenship for undocumented...