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  • Why We’ll Leave L.A.

    07/11/2009 6:40:10 PM PDT · by coachep95 · 9 replies · 1,027+ views
    One more reason Los Angeles and California are the Banana Republic of the West.
  • California university seeks to ‘deconstruct’ masculinity

    06/29/2016 9:24:28 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 29, 2016 | Will Rierson
    To increase male student retention and combat sexual violence, one California university is offering a “safe space” for male-identifying students to discover their authentic masculinity. “Dudes Understanding Diversity and Ending Stereotypes (DUDES) is a traveling Men’s Center, housed in the Campus Diversity and Inclusion Center for students who identify as Men, as well as women, transgendered students, and male allies,” the University of Redlands states on its website. “If you’re standing on the outside of this stuff, maybe it looks like bullshit, but that’s cool too.” Tweet This The DUDES Resource Center, the description elaborates, “provides support for students who...
  • Police: Gay YouTuber Faked Hate Crime Attack on Himself

    06/29/2016 7:38:51 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/29/2016 | Charlie Nash
    Popular homosexual YouTuber Calum McSwiggan reportedly faked an alleged hate crime attack on himself in West Hollywood on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Gay YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Faked Alleged Hate Crime, Police Say

    06/29/2016 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 06/29/2016 at 02:10 PM EDT | Lindsay Kimble
    YouTube star Calum McSwiggan claims he was assaulted by three men outside of a gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif., early Monday morning. But the alleged hate crime may be fabricated, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. In an Instagram caption posted on Tuesday, McSwiggan claims that while out at a gay club, he was separated from his friends and “beaten up by three guys” who left him with three broken teeth and six stitches in his forehead. […] The Sheriff’s Department, however, says that officers responded to McSwiggan’s report early Monday morning...
  • Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

    06/29/2016 7:11:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 100 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matthew Pennington
    A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia.
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • California Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    06/28/2016 6:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/28 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast. The initiative is promoted by a well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president Sean Parker. It asks voters to allow people 21 and older to buy an ounce of marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets and...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • San Francisco Deputy's Missing Gun Found During Murder Investigation

    06/28/2016 12:13:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/28/2016 | Thomas Peele and Nate Gartrell
    A San Francisco sheriff's deputy's missing handgun turned up in a homicide investigation in Solano County last year, the latest discovery of what happened to one of hundreds of lost or stolen law enforcement weapons uncovered by a Bay Area News Group investigation published Sunday. Former Deputy Armando Gonzalez apparently didn't report his duty weapon missing for nearly two years until after Fairfield police detectives called him last year to say his gun had turned up in a search connected to the killing of a local teen. Only then did he report to his superiors that his wife took the...
  • Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem

    06/28/2016 11:53:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Katy Grimes & Tom Tanton
    Cronyism in Energy Production “Diablo Canyon produces twice as much power as all of California’s solar panels, 24 percent more than all of its wind, and 40 times more than its largest solar farm. Also, Diablo Canyon provides power to 3 million Californians on a patch of land the size of three football fields. Achieving the equivalent from a solar farm would require 145 times more land; from wind, 500 times more.”—Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute co-founder, and Peter Raven, former Missouri Botanical Gardens head The announcement last week from PG&E that it was closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, rudely...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Cops staking out SF’s Russian Hill interrupt street mugging

    06/28/2016 7:05:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jenna Lyons
    Police officers staking out San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood for car burglars caught a group of armed robbers in the act of mugging three women sightseers who just visited the iconic crooked part of Lombard Street — and the whole bust was caught on security video.
  • Huntington Beach Approves Largest U.S. Desalination Plant

    02/28/2006 2:01:51 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 70 replies · 1,575+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/28/06 | By Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
    A controversial proposal to build what would be the largest desalination plant in the nation along the Huntington Beach coastline was approved early today after months of raucous debate. The Huntington Beach City Council voted 4 to 3 to approve permits for Poseidon Resources Corp. to build a $250-million desalination facility next to the AES power station on Pacific Coast Highway at the city's southern edge. The desalination plant would produce as much as 50 million gallons of fresh water daily by tapping ocean water already pumped into the power station to cool the huge electrical facility. The plant still...
  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 81 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh and pumped into our pipelines, would solve our water supply problems instantly and permanently, boosters say. In the coming months, the drumbeat will only get louder. That's not only because the current drought is the longest and most severe in memory, but because a $1-billion desalination project scheduled to start operating in Carlsbad this fall will...
  • Report: Desalination Could Exacerbate Climate Change (Enviro BANANA nuts)

    06/22/2007 5:17:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies · 595+ views
    Water and Wastewater News ^ | June 22, 2007 | World Wildlife Federation
    Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend, but the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says it is a potential threat to the environment that also could exacerbate climate change. The global review of desalination plants worldwide: "Making water: Desalination -- option or distraction for a thirsty world?" -- states that some of the driest and thirstiest places are turning to desalination. These include regions where water problems affect large, populous areas -- Australia, the Middle East, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States, with India and China following suit. "Desalinating the sea is an expensive, energy-intensive and...
  • Huge Aquifers Discovered Deep Under Drought-Stricken California

    06/28/2016 4:58:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    discover ^ | 06/27/2016 | Nathaniel Scharping
    The researchers compiled data from the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which tracks oil and gas wells around the state. Researchers determined if water had been detected while drilling, and also gathered data about depth, salinity and pressure. After looking at 360 oil and gas fields spread across eight counties, the researchers say that they’ve documented a trove of fresh water just over half the size of Lake Michigan hidden in California’s bedrock 1,000 to nearly 10,000 feet below the surface. This is almost three times more groundwater than what was indicated in previous studies, many conducted...
  • HHS Reinterprets Law to Allow California Abortion Mandate

    06/25/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    In 2004 Congress passed the Weldon amendment, which said that no state can discriminate against a healthcare entity because it refuses to participate in abortions. The language includes states discriminating against a health plan that decides not to cover abortion. If the state does, according to the amendment, it will lose its federal funding. In August 2014, California informed its health insurers that they would no longer be allowed to offer health plans that exclude elective abortions. Insurers complied, as one might expect, and suddenly, no one in California could purchase health insurance that didn't pay for the death of...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Leftists violently attack Neo-Nazi idiots peacefully demonstrating in Sacramento

    06/27/2016 7:00:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    It is necessary to state at the outset that I despise Neo-Nazis. But that does not mean that I approve of violent attacks on them as they peacefully exercise their rights to free speech. And that seems to have been what happened in Sacramento yesterday, despite media reports that report “violence erupts” and other such passive voice euphemisms that obscure the difference between perpetrator and victim. An important caveat is that I was not there and am relying on both reading between the lines of media reports and on local Sacramento talk radio.
  • Clinton-Warren together: Is America ready for all-female ticket?

    06/27/2016 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27th, 2016 | By Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON - As Hillary Clinton campaigned with Elizabeth Warren for the first time Monday, the joint appearance raised the question: Is America ready for two women on a presidential ticket? Clinton is, of course, the first woman ever to clinch a major-party nomination for president. And she’s considering adding a second woman to the ticket, with Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, as a running mate. “There is a wow factor to having two women on the ticket,” said Jim Hodges, a former governor of South Carolina and a Clinton ally who urged the campaign to select a woman. “It’s...
  • Bill in California Legislature to force Christian colleges to surrender opposition to LGBT agenda

    06/27/2016 6:44:20 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 06/27/2016 | n/a
    The LGBT movement has begun an aggressive national effort to force religious colleges to give up their moral opposition to homosexual and transgender behavior -- under threats of harassment, lawsuits, loss of funding. The latest national LGBT assault is to pass laws around the country to force conservative Christian colleges to surrender their opposition to homosexual and transgender behavior. The first such bill, S1146, was recently introduced in the California Legislature. On June 26, it passed the California State Senate. It is now in the Assembly and is having a public hearing this Tuesday before the Judiciary Committee. MassResistance is...
  • ISIS Jihadists Caught This Week in California and Indiana

    06/24/2016 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | 24 June 2016 | Bruce Cornibe ·
    This week Americans were reminded yet again of the growing jihadist problem in the U.S. The first case deals with two California men that tried to join ISIS and who were convicted Tuesday of “conspiracy to aid a foreign terrorist organization.” The Times of Israel shows the motivation behind the two men: The FBI affidavit said the men shared their support for the Islamic State in conversation and on social media, sharing photos of “unbelievers” being beheaded and expressing wishes to die as “martyrs.” Elhuzayel [one of the convicted men] had sworn allegiance to the leader of IS on a...
  • Multiple people stabbed at Sacramento white nationalist rally

    06/26/2016 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 136 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 06/26/16
    Multiple people stabbed at Sacramento white nationalist rally Multiple people were stabbed and beaten in a brutal clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters just outside the California capitol building in Sacramento on Sunday, city fire officials said. Five people were taken to hospitals with injuries, some with “critical trauma stab wounds”, the fire department said after what it called a “mass casualty incident”. Sacramento police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said the main fight broke out when people carrying sticks rushed into the rally area, a park by the capitol building....
  • At least 7 stabbed at protest outside California Capitol

    06/26/2016 5:53:20 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26th, 2016 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At least seven people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremists groups that planned to hold a rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada said about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party were gathering for a rally around noon Sunday when they were met by about 400 counter-protesters and a fight broke out. As people tried to leave the area, smaller fights broke out, Granada said. He said no arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon. He said the Capitol...
  • Carly for Trump VP? Tell me why not, b/c it makes sense to me

    06/26/2016 4:38:47 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 127 replies
    Carly would amount to an olive branch extended to GOP establishment - and a dagger pointed at Hillary. Nobody rips the Clintons more fiercely and surgically than Carly.
  • June 14, 2016 on YouTube: Religious muslim woman making terrorist threats at LAX, LAXPD and LAPD ca

    06/26/2016 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Lera · 24 replies
    https://youtu.be/N57C4ZM9yOw ^ | June 14, 2016 | Tony Vera
    Religious muslim woman making terrorist threats at LAX FBI has been called and homeland security she talks to me on camera so happy i can help the FBI
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7 Times Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down Trump

    06/25/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year. Below is a list of some of the most violent progressive demonstrations that have happened at Trump events across the country throughout the GOP primaries—a harbinger of what is likely to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. In one case, an anti-Trump protester even tried to murder Trump just this week. As...
  • At least five stabbed at Capitol neo-Nazi protest

    06/26/2016 2:33:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 67 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 26th, 2016 | By Stephen Magagnini and Ellen Garrison
    <p>At least five people were stabbed in a riot that broke out at the state Capitol Sunday between more than 150 anarchists and “anti-fascist” protestors and about 25 neo-Nazis who had gotten permission to rally on the west steps, police said.</p>
  • Donald Trump is not the victim: The right’s laughable spin as violence breaks out in San Jose

    06/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chauncey DeVega
    Violence and protests are features of Donald Trump’s 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign. His rally in San Jose, California, on Thursday did not deviate from this script. As reported by the Associated Press, protesters clashed with Donald Trump supporters outside of the San Jose Convention Center. Eggs were thrown at several of Trump’s foot soldiers by protesters. There were also reports of physical altercations between the two camps. Right-wing websites such as Fox News, Breitbart and others are sounding cries of alarm and panic over the San Jose protests. Such shrill voices will only become louder and more hysterical as...
  • Any update on Bonita Tindle, the SFSU black girl who harrassed a white guy over his dreadlocks?

    06/24/2016 10:56:04 PM PDT · by lee martell · 37 replies
    June 24 2016 | Lee Martell
    Remember that little story? On March 28th of this year, a scene between two students at San Francisco State University went viral overnight. Corey Goldstein, an student, was walking through the corridors on his way to the next class, when he was confronted by Bonita Tindle, a girl he had seen but didn't know. Bonita didn't like that Corey, a young man of jewish ancestry, had chosen to style his long brown hair into dreadlocks. Somehow, Bonits had it in her mind that dreadlocks were the exclusive province of black people to wear. Her thought was anyone not black or...
  • Increased SF Police Presence Prompts Pride Parade Grand Marshals To Withdraw [Black Lives Matter]

    06/24/2016 8:40:37 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    CBS SF ^ | June 24, 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Black Lives Matter Bay Area organizers Friday said they were withdrawing as Grand Marshals for the weekend San Francisco Pride Parade in response to an increased police presence and security measures announced in the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Black Lives Matter was chosen as an organizational grand marshal for the parade in honor of its theme, “For Racial and Economic Justice.”
  • 'Cheers' star John Ratzenberger says hurrah for Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 9:53:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/24/2016 | Carl Kozlowski
    John Ratzenberger played one of America's most beloved sitcom characters, Cliff the Mailman, on "Cheers" for 11 years. Since then, he has become one of the most-employed voices in Pixar movies, with a role in the latest, "Finding Dory." But he's also a longtime Republican activist who will be appearing in four panels at Politicon starting Saturday and running through the weekend in Pasadena, California. LifeZette talked to the actor, 69, about his opinions on the issues involved in two of his four panels at the weekend gathering -- his passion for the Second Amendment ("Tons of Guns") and his...
  • BREAKING: California- Ammo Ban To Be Decided By Voters In November

    06/23/2016 8:14:33 PM PDT · by dvan · 38 replies
    Second Amemendment Defense Comittee | June 23, 2016 | Richard Thompson
    We've been saying for weeks that Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom would more than likely qualify his Ammo Ban ballot initiative for the November Ballot. Now our worst fears are confirmed by the Secretary of State. The Ammo Ban will be decided by voters in the coming election. This just became an all out war. Gavin and his millionaire friends like Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton are going to be coming in at full force to strip you of your Second Amendment rights.  And once it happens in California,it's their goal to bring it to the rest of the country As Gavin himself said, "As...
  • Gun control initiative allowing ammo confiscation qualifies for ballot in California

    06/23/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A Democrat-backed measure that would give California the nation’s toughest restrictions on ammunition and allow the seizure of magazines exceeding 10 rounds has qualified for the state ballot. The California Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday that the Safety for All initiative, championed by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, had gathered the petition signatures necessary for a slot on the Nov. 8 ballot. “Enough massacres, death, tears, and hate – it’s time to take action and save lives,” Mr. Newsom said in the Sacramento Bee. “The Safety for All initiative gives California voters the opportunity to keep guns and ammo...
  • California's skyrocketing housing costs, taxes prompt exodus of residents

    06/23/2016 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 58 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 20, 2016 | George Avalos
    During the 12 months ending June 30, the number of people leaving California for another state exceeded by 61,100 the number who moved here from elsewhere in the U.S., according to state Finance Department statistics. The so-called "net outward migration" was the largest since 2011, when 63,300 more people fled California than entered. "The main factors are housing costs in many parts of the state, including coastal regions of California such as the Bay Area," said Dan Hamilton, director of economics with the Economic Forecasting Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. "California has seen negative outward migration to...
  • In 'Shocking' Move, California Churches Forced to Cover Abortions

    06/23/2016 6:32:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled. Leaders with the U.S. bishops’ conference said it was “shocking” that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services allowed the State of California to force all employers, including churches, to fund and facilitate elective abortions. “Even those who disagree on the issue of life should be able to respect the conscience rights of those...
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Solstice Dawn and Full Moonset

    06/23/2016 8:38:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A Full Moon sets as the Solstice Sun rises in this June 20 dawn skyscape. Captured from a nearby peak in central California, planet Earth, the scene looks across the summit of Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory domes on a calendar date that marks an astronomical change of seasons and hemispherical extremes of daylight hours. Earth's shadow stretches toward the Santa Cruz Mountains on the western horizon. Just above the atmospheric grey shadowband is a more colorful anti-twilight arch, a band of reddened, backscattered sunlight also known as the Belt of Venus. The interplay of solstice dates and lunar...
  • Man Rescues Family Trapped Inside a Car, Is Then Sent a Bill

    06/22/2016 6:39:09 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | June 22, 2016 | Heather Finn
    When Derrick DeAnda pulled up to a rollover car crash in Elk Grove, California, his first instinct was to do whatever he could to help. What he didn't expect, though, was to be billed $143 for his actions at scene of the crash. *snip* Weeks later, he received a bill from Cosumnes Community Services District first responders in the mail.
  • Fraudulent Confirmation Hearing for ALRB’s Genevieve Shiroma

    06/22/2016 6:35:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    No Support For Shiroma; Many Offer Opposition Testimony How confident should Senators be when a governor’s appointee to the state Ag Labor Board faced opposition testimony with a line out the hearing room door, “and around the block,” but not one person attended in support? A testy and contentious confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules Committee Monday for Genevieve Shiroma, a 17-year member of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, ended after extensive testimony with a proverbial “F-you” to farm workers, when lawmakers voted 3-2 along party lines to confirm Shiroma.
  • Family asks San Jose Mayor, council allies not to attend memorial(Deceased Police Officer)

    06/22/2016 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Mark · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6/21/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    SAN JOSE -- While thousands of people poured into SAP Center Tuesday to pay their respects to fallen officer Michael Katherman during a public memorial, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Vice Mayor Rose Herrera weren't there. City Hall sources told this newspaper that Liccardo and eight other council members were asked not to attend the public service. It was the family's request, they said they were told, based on the San Jose police officer's will. Katherman was killed on duty last week in a motorcycle accident. Liccardo confirmed he did not attend the service in a text message Tuesday. (Excerpt)
  • Jerry Brown’s vow to slash oil use in California’s cars in trouble

    06/22/2016 12:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22nd, 2016 | By Dan Walters
    The meltdown of California’s cap-and-trade system of reducing carbon emissions has not only thrown its climate change crusade into disarray but caused collateral damage. One victim is Gov. Jerry Brown’s $3.1 billion plan to spend auction proceeds, now on indefinite hold. It not only affects a $500 million allocation for Brown’s bullet train project, but another $500 million for “low carbon transportation and fuels.” The latter is a centerpiece of Brown’s very ambitious drive to reduce petroleum use in auto travel – the largest single source of California’s carbon emissions – by 50 percent by 2030 even though the Legislature...
  • California maintenance union pact costliest since at least 2005

    06/14/2016 1:32:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Bee ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | JON ORTIZ
    A tentative labor contract for California’s state craft and maintenance workers hikes costs to taxpayers more than any deal bargained by the union in at least 11 years, according to a new report by the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The pact with International Union of Operating Engineers Bargaining Unit 12, adds a total $473 million over four years to the state’s pay and benefits costs, the analyst’s office estimates. The figure includes increased pension, health care and other costs for the roughly 11,000 employees in Bargaining Unit 12 from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2019. In sum, the analyst...
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Obama Administration Forces California Churches to Pay for Abortions

    06/22/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care 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. The churches filed a lawsuit against the regulation last October, and it has been moving through the courts. They also asked the Obama administration to uphold...
  • The Fate of the Library of Alexandria

    05/02/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies · 3,039+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 02, 2010 | John O'Neill
    The great Library of Alexandria, established by Ptolemy II (circa 280 BC), has come to symbolize the receptacle of knowledge of Classical civilization. This great repository was barbarously razed in the Middle Ages. At its height, the Library contained an estimated forty thousand volumes on a wide variety of topics. It held works on astronomy, mathematics, physics, medicine, and philosophy -- many of which were copied from the hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts of the Egyptians and Babylonians. It also stored histories of all the countries of the known world: histories of Egypt, of Babylonia, of Persia, of the lands of...
  • Get Ready to March For … Nuclear Energy? (San Francisco)

    06/21/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Jun 21, 2016 | Max DeNike
    March for Environmental Hope A real thing, Jimmy. If truth is stranger than fiction, it should come as no surprise that Friday marks the start of the first-ever pro-nuclear power march — probably in world history — and it all starts in San Francisco. The March for Environmental Hope, a four-day trek from the City by the Bay to Sacramento, is being pitched as a family-friendly event — and in this case that means more than funnel cakes and bounce houses. Organizers are hoping to tug on the collective heart strings of America by making this about the children, as...
  • Pro-Nuclear March In San Francisco To Protest Closing Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    06/21/2016 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2016 | James Conca
    Now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power
  • Paul Ryan Just BETRAYED Trump After Teaming Up With THIS Liberal!

    06/21/2016 1:43:50 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 20 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | 6-21-16 | Wayne Dupree
    If you’re wondering why Donald Trump is so popular… Republicans are sick of electing good conservatives, only to watch them cave to the bullying tactics of those so very tolerant and nice liberals. One by one, elected Republicans compromise away their principles to sit at the cool kid table. Paul Ryan used to be pretty cool. Speaker Paul Ryan is joining Apple’s Tim Cook for a fundraiser next week in California. A couple of days ago Cook said Apple will not be sending any money to the GOP convention because they do not agree with Donald Trump. I’m sure that...
  • Sister of Manson victim Sharon Tate delivers petition urging California to deny parole

    06/21/2016 2:24:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Sharon Tate's sister Debra has handed in a petition with 139,000 signatures on it to California governor Jerry Brown, appealing to him to intervene in the parole release of a Charles Manson follower. The actress was murdered by Manson's gang at the age of 26 in August 1969. Tate, who was eight months pregnant by film director husband Roman Polanski, was one of seven people killed in two separate massacres.