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  • Hatchet-Wielding Islamic Subway Terrorist Had Prior Arrests in California

    10/24/2014 4:33:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    The NYPD revealed in a press conference on Friday that Zale Thompson, the hatchet-weilding lone Muslim terrorist who attempted to ax four police officers to death in a Queens, New York subway on Thursday had several prior arrests in Oxnard, California and was released. Thompson converted to Islam recently and praised Jihad over social media. His apparent Facebook profile picture is the image of a Muslim warrior and the background image is of an Islamic verse, presumably from the Qur'an. The Facebook page says he graduated from Columbia University's Teacher's College.
  • Manhunt Continues After 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Deputies & Civilian Shot

    10/24/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT · by old school · 6 replies
    KTXL Sacramento ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sam Cohen
    A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy was killed, and two other deputies and a carjacking victim were shot by a suspect who is still on the loose Friday afternoon.
  • Cop gives up trying to pull over bully bikers

    10/24/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    ny post ^ | october 23, 2014
    Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway. The confrontation earlier this month on Interstate 680 in Milpitas was filmed by one of the riders, who approaches the California Highway Patrol officer and motions for him to go away. The officer pulls ahead, and the motorcyclist waves goodbye as another rider puts a fist in the air.
  • Brown's Lead Is All from Latinos, Kashkari Leads Among Whites

    10/24/2014 9:24:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/24/2014 | William Bigelow
    A new Public Policy Institute of California poll reveals that the huge lead California Governor Jerry Brown holds over his challenger, Neel Kashkari, can be attributed to one salient factor: Brown’s massive lead among Latino voters. As Joel Fox of Fox & Hounds Daily notes, Brown is trouncing Kashkari by 16 points overall, but his lead among Independents is only 44% to 40%. That 4% difference is within the poll’s margin of error. Even more remarkably, among white voters, Kashkari actually leads Brown by one percentage point. California has the most Latino residents of any state, over 14 million. Brown’s...
  • Union demands send Japanese firm, jobs packing from California town

    10/24/2014 2:47:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame. As many as 300 people were slated to work at the 400,000-square-foot plant, painting and wiring light rail cars under a huge contract with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It was a coup for Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, and a plan that...
  • The real reason California is in drought…

    10/23/2014 11:47:57 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 31 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Online Abortion Class Undermines Intellectual Diversity at University of California

    10/23/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The University of California (UC) system is one of the most reputed institutions of higher learning here in the United States. Boasting 10 campuses stretching from Davis in Northern California to San Diego in Southern California, the UC system is historically regarded for molding future leaders and pioneers. Unfortunately, intellectual diversity and tolerance of differing opinions are concepts largely absent in the UC system today.UC-San Francisco (UCSF)—UC’s medical school—is one of the first universities offering a free online course on abortion. The free six-week course is titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications.” It is taught by Dr. Jody...
  • Large Gold Nugget Found in Butte County

    10/22/2014 9:16:37 PM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 55 replies
    Action News Now ^ | Oct 21, 2014 4:49 PM | News Staff
    A five pound, quarter of a million dollar gold nugget was found on Butte County public land this summer. The nugget, found in July, is currently being held at Kagin's Inc. in the Bay Area and will be unveiled to the public at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show scheduled to begin Thursday. Information about the nugget and its finder remain vague. The person who found it has chosen to keep their identity a secret, and the location of its discovery is only being described as somewhere in the foothills in Butte County on public land. The Butte Nugget was...
  • Will Michelle Obama go into politics next?

    10/22/2014 7:28:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | October 22, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Michelle Obama is being urged by her husband’s true believers to move to California when she leaves the White House and to pursue the US Senate seat expected to be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018. The oldest member of the Senate, Feinstein, 81, has strongly suggested this will be her last term, Richard Turley will report in Orbmagazine.com on Thursday. The first couple haven’t said where they’ll go when Barack Obama leaves office in 26 months, but Los Angeles is the leading contender. “Barack could golf year-round, and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake...
  • California Forces Churches to Directly Fund Abortions, Churches Refuse to Comply

    10/22/2014 6:14:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/22/14 | Cheryl Sullenger |
    To the dismay of California’s people of faith, the California Department of Managed Health Care has reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. Operation Rescue opposes this policy that forces men and women who deeply oppose abortion on religious grounds to fund surgical abortion in violation of their faith, and encourages others to oppose it as well. “Since Obamacare was first introduced, we warned that the day could come when Christians would be...
  • California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

    10/22/2014 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/14
    A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.
  • Tim Donnelly's CA Voter Guide

    10/22/2014 11:50:20 AM PDT · by fifedom · 6 replies
    PatriotNotPolitician ^ | Oct. 21, 2104 | Tim Donnelly
    For far too long, California has been ruled by a supermajority of Marxist progressives and Californians have suffered under their oppression. My ballot recommendation ONLY cover races and issues that I think are important ... not every race is listed, but the following candidates I believe deserve your vote and if possible, your help in getting elected on November 4th.
  • California Churches Fight Being Forced to Pay for Abortions

    10/22/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Alliance Defending Freedom | Sacramento, CA
    Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom filed a formal complaint Thursday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesover the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to force all employers, including churches, to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. LLDF and ADF represent seven California churches that object to offering their employees insurance plans covering elective abortions and allege that DMHC’s coercion of abortion coverage violates federal law. Last month, LLDF and ADF filed a separate complaint with HHS on behalf of employees at Loyola Marymount University that also do not want a...
  • Union demands driving railcar jobs out of California, Japanese firm says

    10/21/2014 9:13:35 AM PDT · by tje · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Laura J. Nelson
    Japanese company's much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant in Palmdale appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups. Kinkisharyo International of Osaka said it is now looking at factory sites outside California, saying pressure from organized labor has made it difficult to do business in the state. Union officials and activists, however, argue they are simply trying to hold the company to environmental rules it should be following. Kinkisharyo won a $890-million contract to build 175 light-rail cars for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority two years ago.
  • Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home

    10/20/2014 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Maceman · 50 replies
    KTLA Morning News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The county Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team was called to the scene. Photos posted on Twitter by the department showed firefighters on the roof of the house as they worked to reach the woman, who was conscious during the rescue. The flue was lubricated with dish soap before she was...
  • California looks to build $4 million mountain lion freeway overpass

    10/20/2014 4:35:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10-20-14 | Nick Allen
    Several male mountain lions have been killed trying to get across a log-jammed freeway to breed Conservationists are trying to raise $4 million to build a special freeway overpass for mountain lions in Los Angeles. A population of the rare and secretive big cats live in the Santa Monica Mountains but are split in two by the city's busy 101 freeway. There is a shortage of males and that has led to inbreeding on both sides of the road, with several males being killed as they try to make the dangerous crossing to breed. Only one big cat - known...
  • Valley's undocumented gear up for driver's licenses

    10/20/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Merced Sun-Star (CA) ^ | October 19, 2014 | BY ANDREA CASTILLO
    Graciela Iniguez guesses she has spent $12,000 on traffic tickets and vehicle impound fees since she started driving 20 years ago. As an undocumented immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico, Iniguez drives without a license. But that's soon to change. Starting Jan. 1, California residents who can't prove they are in United States legally will be allowed to obtain driver's licenses under Assembly Bill 60, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year. "This law is going to benefit us so much," she said. "Thank God, now we won't have to be afraid to drive." "Unfortunately, it's not a privilege to...
  • Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

    10/20/2014 7:29:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Veronica Rocha
    A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday. Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. The Aedes aegypti species, which has black and white stripes and grows to about a quarter-inch in size, can transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever -- viruses that can cause painful symptoms including headaches and high fever, officials said. "While these debilitating viruses, so far, aren't locally...
  • Where can we read about California propositions with conservative input? [ question ]

    10/19/2014 8:32:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    Nlz ^ | Oct 19,2014 | Nlz
    Looking for conservative input on proposistions for the coming election. Thank you.
  • Giant sphinx from 'Ten Commandments' film unearthed 91 years later

    10/17/2014 3:21:54 PM PDT · by dware · 59 replies
    Fox News/Live Science ^ | 10.17.2014 | Laura Geggel
    Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground. The public will be able to see the sphinx on display as early as next year, once it has been reconstructed a necessity since it became weather-beaten during its stint beneath the sand, said Doug Jenzen, the executive director of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, who oversaw the recent excavation.
  • California Highway Patrol Sergeant Arrested for Downloading Child Pornography On and Off Duty

    10/19/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bay City News Service
    Fairfield: CHP sergeant suspected of downloading child pornography on and off duty FAIRFIELD -- A California Highway Patrol sergeant allegedly downloaded child pornography on a laptop while he was working off duty and on duty near Wi-Fi locations in Suisun, Fairfield and Vacaville, a Vacaville police sergeant said. The child pornography allegedly downloaded by CHP Sgt. Eric Lund showed pre-pubescent children having sex acts with adults, police Lt. Matt Lydon said. Lund, 49, of Chico, was arrested at 9 p.m. Thursday on 21 felony charges of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor and on misdemeanor charges of possessing...
  • The soda wars move to Berkeley

    10/19/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander will tell you, when fighting an opponent with numerical superiority, it’s best to drag them into a skirmish on your home turf. In the effort to save people from their own ignorant, evil selves, the fight to make soda more expensive – and thereby modify public behavior through tax policy – has moved to Berkeley.
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • New York Dominates 2014 List of America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes

    10/18/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes Magazine's Life Blog ^ | October 8, 2014 | Erin Carlyle
    In Atherton, Calif., 94027, the most expensive home currently on the market is a 12,840-square-foot Mediterranean mansion with a $21.988 million price tag. Not a millionaire? Good luck finding a place to live in this Silicon Valley enclave. The least expensive home for sale in the 94027 ZIP code is a 1,370-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow. In other words, a starter home–with an asking price of $1.499 million. The median price of the 24 homes listed for sale over the summer was $9.03 million, making Atherton the most expensive ZIP code in America for the second year in a row. “Atherton...
  • Murrieta Mayor Arrested for DUI Crash that Injured HS Cheerleaders, Apologizes & Seeks Re-Election

    10/18/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | October 17, 2014 | SARAH BURGE AND DAVE DOWNEY
    MURRIETA: Mayor, arrested in suspected DUI crash that injured four, apologizes Murrieta Mayor Alan Long was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Thursday after a crash left four Murrieta Valley High School cheerleaders with injuries ranging from moderate to major, authorities said. Long, 44, was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley and later released on $50,000 bail. He did not respond to requests for comment. About 8:15 p.m., Long was driving south on Jefferson Avenue when his full-size pickup truck crashed into the back of a car waiting to make a left turn at Lily Avenue, Murrieta...
  • Martha Stewart to Axe up to 50 Staff One Week after Losing her CEO to Bitter Rival Gwyneth ....

    10/16/2014 3:36:54 PM PDT · by Cecily · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 16, 2014 | Khaleda Rahman
    Martha Stewart is recovering from the loss of her CEO to rival Gwyneth Paltrow by axing up to 50 employees. The cuts will hit the sales and marketing departments at Martha Stewart Omnimedia hardest while some workers will be moved to Meredith Corporation. Last week, the 73-year-old's former CEO Lisa Gersh was hired by Paltrow's lifestyle company GOOP, which is currently engaged in a vicious media war with Martha's brand. But staffers were shocked to find out the news because the layoffs had been such a well-kept secret, a source told the New York Daily News. It's not the first...
  • Labor Dispute Kills Kinkisharyo’s AV Plant (California)

    10/16/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 16 replies
    San Fernando Valley Business Journal ^ | Monday, October 13, 2014 | Mark Madler
    Kinkisharyo International LLC has scrapped plans to build a rail car manufacturing plant in Palmdale following a labor dispute and will instead look outside California to locate the facility. The Japanese company made the decision after failing to reach an agreement with Antelope Valley Residents for Responsible Development, a labor-supported group that objected to the plant citing environmental reasons. The group, which includes members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 11, in Pasadena, also objected to a backup plan by Kinkisharyo to build the cars in leased space from Los Angeles World Airports in Palmdale.
  • Waiters No More: Unemployed Actors Now Drive Ubers

    10/16/2014 12:20:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 10, 2014 | Natalie Jarvey
    Been pitched while in the backseat of a car service? That may be because 60 percent of Lyft drivers also had jobs (or aspirations for one) in the entertainment industry.Before passengers exit from the back of Jerry terHorst's Honda Civic, he makes sure to hand them his card. "Future Famous Actor," it says in block letters. Then, if he gets the chance before they make it to the curb, he tells them about the web series he's working on with his roommate. "I don't want to be that L.A. guy who's like, 'Oh, my web series ...' " he says....
  • Lawmaker sworn in with bash that busts tradition (Kevin de León, CA Senate)

    10/15/2014 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 11:43 PM EDT
    Democratic Sen. Kevin de León was sworn in as the first Latino to head the California Senate in more than a century with an expensive and out-of-the-ordinary soirée Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles. The event at Walt Disney Concert Hall with an estimated price tag of $50,000 resembled a presidential inaugural more than the low-key affairs at the state Capitol held by past senate leaders. […] The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation, which receives donations from special interests seeking influence in the Legislature, picked up the tab for the event and organizers emphasized no taxpayer money was involved. …
  • Earthquake Forecast: 4 California Faults Are Ready to Rupture

    10/15/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10-13-14 | Becky Oskin
    With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if. Now researchers propose that four faults have built up enough seismic strain (stored energy) to unleash destructive earthquakes, according to a study published today (Oct. 13) in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The quartet includes the Hayward Fault, the Rodgers Creek Fault, the Green Valley Fault and the Calaveras Fault. While all are smaller pieces of California's San Andreas Fault system, which is more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) long, the four faults...
  • Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'(los angeles)

    10/14/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-13-14 | VERONICA ROCHA
    Metro driver has been quarantined and the bus he was operated taken out of service after a masked passenger began yelling, "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!" Metro officials said they are working with Los Angeles County sheriff's transit authorities to review surveillance footage taken from inside the bus to determine the identity of the masked passenger, who was accompanied by a woman, Metro spokesman Marc Littman said. The Monday afternoon incident is being investigated as a possible terrorist threat because of the fear it incited, he said. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials don't believe the...
  • Mysterious Clowns Terrorizing California City

    10/14/2014 7:09:22 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Rheana Murray
    It's like a scene from a horror film. Residents of a California city are being terrorized by people dressed as clowns, some reportedly wielding machetes or baseball bats, police said. "There's a natural phobia of clowns," Sgt. Joe Grubbs of the Bakersfield Police Department told ABC News today. "And, clearly, if someone is dressed up as a clown and holding a weapon in a threatening manner, that's going to frighten people." There have been 20 sightings in a week, but only one clown has landed in cuffs. Bakersfield police arrested one juvenile last week for allegedly chasing other juveniles while...
  • Hiker discovers abandoned Tennessee town untouched and over 100 years old

    10/05/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 3, 2014
    One man made the discovery of a lifetime while out on a recent hike. Jordan Liles, who currently lives in San Diego, California, was in Tennessee back in May 2013 when he decided to take some photos  during a trek through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Those photos turned out to be incredibly interesting when the young man managed to stumble across a seemingly forgotten town in the woods.
  • Missing California woman found in Maine shack after it’s suspected she was swindled out of home

    10/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10-12-14 | Nina Golgowski
    Sarah Cheiker disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89 and was found in 2012, taken away by a family after they sold her house and spent the money, say authorities. Three people have since been arrested on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a dependent person. An elderly Los Angeles woman reported missing four years ago was found in a desolate shack in Maine after she was allegedly swindled out of her home and dumped there by a trio of thieves, it was reported this week. Sarah Cheiker, who disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89, was...
  • California police field reports of creepy clowns

    10/12/2014 2:34:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    reuters ^ | Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:18pm EDT
    Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday. ... "We've been having sightings all over the city," Matson said. "They range from anywhere from a guy carrying a gun to a guy carrying a knife running up to houses." The Bakersfield Californian newspaper reported earlier in the week that at least some of the reports were hoaxes. Matson said he did not know whether the incidents were pranks. At least one of the reports was not a hoax - police arrested...
  • AP Exclusive: California gives no-bid health pacts

    10/12/2014 10:38:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2014 10:40 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency's executive director. Covered California’s no-bid contracts were for a variety of services, ranging from public relations to paying for ergonomic adjustments to work stations, according to an Associated Press review of contracting records obtained through the state Public Records Act. Several of those contracts worth a total of $4.2 million went to a consulting firm, The Tori Group, whose...
  • So much for Murrieta being the Gem of the Valley

    10/12/2014 11:40:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    How unlawful are the minions of the elitist ruling leadership in Murrieta willing to go to stop conservative candidates like Ingram and Serafin? Jonathan Ingram is a local mover and shaker, a small businessman who is President of the Murrieta-Temecula California Assembly, and the President of the Greer Ranch Home Owner’s Association. His signs for Murrieta City Council have graced the roadways and the lawns of some homes as have other signs for other candidates. Diana Serafin knocks on doors in the sunshine more than any other candidate, contemplating the political task ahead of her. She is known for her...
  • Obama designates national monument in LA area

    10/12/2014 5:02:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/10/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday spared from future development nearly 350,000 acres of land within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, a move that cheered environmentalists but sparked new criticism of Obama's willingness to use his executive authority.
  • Will New Gun Law Stop Mass killings?

    10/11/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    California has long allowed police who believe that someone represents a danger to themselves or others to take the person in for a psychiatric evaluation with a police psychiatrist. With that evaluation, a person could be held for 72-hours. After the Elliot Rodger’s killings earlier this year, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday, September 30th that makes significant changes. The irony is that deputy sheriff officers had gone to Rodger’s home but did not believe that Rodger posed a danger to himself or others. The law that was thus motivated by Rodger’s case would not have prevented...
  • San Francisco mayor sees wireless service as "basic right" [Internet Communists]

    10/03/2005 9:44:44 PM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 54 replies · 1,113+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-3-05 | cnn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, on Monday said he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Officials said 24 proposals had been turned into the city to deliver wireless Internet services, ranging from Web search company Google Inc., Cingular, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to Internet service provider EarthLink. Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests along with state and federal regulators who he said are looking to...
  • SanFran Mayor Considers WiFi Internet a Basic Human Right.

    10/04/2005 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Fun Bob · 55 replies · 1,975+ views
    NJCSD ^ | Tuesday, 04 October 2005 | editor
    SF Mayor Gavin Newsom has declared universal access to wireless Internet to be a "fundamental right of all citizens" and stated that access to the Internet "is a civil rights issue as much as anything else."  This is the same San Francisco government pushing a complete ban of all handguns within city limits.  They are putting it to a referendum and proposition H will be on San Francisco city ballots next month.  If it passes, any possession of a handgun within city limits will be banned.  Everyone but government personnel and security guards will have to surrender their handguns within 90 days. ...
  • Obama visit sparks a Paltrow neighborhood feud

    10/11/2014 2:25:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-11-14 | Michael S. Schmidt
    As gossip websites buzzed about Gwyneth Paltrow and President Obama — her “you’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly” is already being mocked unmercifully — her Los Angeles neighbors lashed out Friday that the Paltrow-hosted presidential fund-raiser had come at their expense. Traffic stood still, children were stranded at school, residents could not leave their own driveways. That’s not the way life is supposed to be lived in Mandeville Canyon. In a post on the Nextdoor Mandeville Canyon website, a private social network for area residents, Bret Lewis said that the neighborhood did not need people like Ms. Paltrow...
  • Fisherman in California Catches ATF Agent’s Gun and Badge in Lake

    10/11/2014 4:44:18 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | 10-10-2014 | Dan Cannon
    Fisherman in California Catches ATF Agent’s Gun and Badge in Lake October 10 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Yet another fishing story where the catch ended up being a firearm. A fisherman at Castaic Lake in California was in for a bit of a surprise when he hauled in a backpack containing a handgun, a Dept of Treasury Badge, and a pager. According to the LA Times, California’s lingering drought has lowered the water level in Castaic Lake so dramatically that authorities said a fisherman on Thursday recovered a badge and handgun that a federal agent lost in...
  • Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip [While The World Burns!]

    10/11/2014 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip October 11 2014 DARLENE SUPERVILLE President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a "round table" discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to Democratic officials. It was Obama's fourth California fundraiser in three days and was closed to media coverage. This coming week brings more of the same for the president, including his long-anticipated, first appearance at...
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • California casino is closed after armed standoff

    10/11/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 11, 2014
    COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge closed a Central California casino after an armed showdown between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill, acting on an emergency request by the state attorney general, set no date for the possible reopening of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, about 40 miles north of Fresno
  • Bag makers launch push to overturn California ban (on plastic)

    10/11/2014 8:38:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:31 PM EDT | Fenit Nirappil
    Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California’s new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect. The office of Attorney General Kamala Harris cleared the way for the groups to begin collecting signatures for a referendum vote on the ban on the November 2016 ballot. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first statewide ban on plastic bags, citing a “torrent” of plastic pollution in parks and waterways. It followed one of the fiercest legislative battles of the year, pitting bag makers against environmentalists. …
  • Lawmaker Says ‘At Least 10′ Islamic State Fighters ... Captured at .. Southern U.S. Border

    10/10/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Tuesday nightthat U.S. border officials have caught “at least 10″ Islamic State fighters or people with ties to the group as they tried to enter the U.S. through Mexico,a claim that was immediately disputed by the Obama administration. “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,”Hunter said on Fox News Tuesday night. “There’s nobody talking about it.” Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims "10 Isis Fighters" Caught At The Southern Border. Greta ( 3:23 ) When asked by host Greta Van Susteren how he knows this,...
  • Embattled House Democrats Turn Against Nancy Pelosi

    10/08/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | BY SHANE GOLDMACHER
    House Republicans have surprising new company in attacking Nancy Pelosi: her fellow House Democrats. Three Democrats running in GOP-leaning House districts have used late-stage television ads in a bid to distance themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats' House caucus—the same caucus they're fighting to join in 2015. "Here's what I believe: Congress is broken," says Gwen Graham, one of the Democratic Party's top recruits, in a recent TV ad as a photo of Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner flashes on the screen. "Both parties—Republican and Democrat—are to blame. And both need new leaders in Washington." In Georgia, Rep....
  • Embattled House Democrats Turn Against Nancy Pelosi

    10/08/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/08/14 | Shane Goldmacher
    House Republicans have surprising new company in attacking Nancy Pelosi: her fellow House Democrats. Three Democrats running in GOP-leaning House districts have used late-stage television ads in a bid to distance themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats' House caucus—the same caucus they're fighting to join in 2015. **SNIP** Pelosi's office declined to comment but did point to a recent Washington Poststory showing that she is the most popular of the four congressional leaders—a dubious honor the Post described as "being the least-hated leader in the most-hated institution in America."