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  • California winery put out of business for using volunteers

    09/18/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The State of California continues its war on productive activity, fining a small family-owned winery that earns $11,000 a year a whopping $115,000 for the crime of inviting volunteers to learn about wine while helping out with the harvest and the crush. That is enough to drive it out of business, and the winery is starting to lauch a going out of business sale in response.Rebecca Parr reports in the San Jose Mercury-News: A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines --...
  • Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

    09/17/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president ....
  • Brown's Final Nail In Prop. 187 Is Really A Blow To California's Voters

    09/16/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a repeal of 1994's overturned Prop. 187, calling it a law that "has no place on the state's books." What do you call a man who claims voters' choices have no place in government? In most places out there, the name would be "tyrant," even if the word seems a bit fancy for the increasingly unpopular Gov. Brown. Because the hard fact remains that in 1994, millions of California's voters, by a margin of 59% to 41%, voted in favor of denying "free" welfare, education and other benefits to illegal immigrants on the clear...
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • San Francisco Feminism: Go Ahead, Abort Girls

    09/14/2014 6:39:39 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Debra Saunders
    Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so. Journalist Mara Hvistendahl, author of "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," estimates that sex-selective abortions have "claimed over 160 million potential women and girls -- in Asia alone." Thus, it is rather disturbing to watch one of the most liberal politicians in liberal San Francisco grandstand in defense of a practice that devalues -- destroys, actually...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • American is sentenced to six-years hard labor in communist country (North Korea)

    09/14/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    The American who tore up his own tourist visa on landing in North Korea and demanded to be arrested so that he could experience prison life in the communist nation has been sentenced to six years hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, looked thin and pale at his trial in Pyongyang on Sunday, as he was handed out his sentence. Miller, who looked thin and pale at the trial and was dressed completely in black, is one of three Americans now being held in North Korea.
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • City uses meters to raise change for homeless (Pasadena CA)

    09/14/2014 5:31:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
    The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change. The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena’s housing director, Bill Huang, says the hope is that people who might be reluctant to hand spare change to a panhandler will be more open to putting it in a meter. […] Some homeless advocates complain the meters aren’t a serious enough effort to help the homeless. They also say that in some cities meters have been used to push panhandlers out...
  • san diego homebuyers get an unwelcome feeling

    09/13/2014 6:13:10 PM PDT · by BelleAl · 31 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/08/2014 | Maura Dolan
    Jerald Rice typed his wife's name into an Internet search engine. A series of unsettling stunts had perplexed him. Advertisements for sex with his wife popped up. "Adult entertainment of all types when my husband is not home," the ads said. "Not for the faint of heart. Come see me during the day while my husband is at work and we can get our freak on." Some ads contained the couple's address and a photograph of the home they shared with their two children. Some had his wife's photograph, he said. Alarmed, he called his wife at work and then...
  • Oakland Firefighter Plays Victim Card Until Police Release Video

    09/13/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jack Dunphy
    The perpetual siren call of victimhood. Oh, how alluring, how comforting, how most pleasing is the mantle of victimhood. So pleasing, in fact, that even when the claim to victim status is tenuous at best, some people cannot restrain themselves from rushing before the news cameras to inform the world of how they have been mistreated. Pátio ergo sum. I suffer, therefore I am. Witness the case of Keith Jones, a firefighter in Oakland, Calif., who recently had a brief but mildly tense encounter with an officer from that city’s police department. Jones, 43, was leaving an Oakland Raiders football...
  • Janet Nguyen, Jose Solorio debate in 34th state Senate District race (California alert)

    09/13/2014 1:52:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Erika I. Ritchie
    Two Orange County candidates – facing off in a key state Senate race – pushed their platforms to win votes and encourage voter turnout in November during a forum Wednesday. County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, a Garden Grove Republican, and former state Assemblyman Jose Solorio, a Santa Ana Democrat, took part in a 34th Senate District candidate forum moderated by former television news anchor Ed Arnold at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. A political who’s who from the county, cities and special-interest groups attended. The event was sponsored by the Orange County Public Affairs Association. Both candidates emphasized the importance...
  • Leland Yee co-defendant trying to shift blame, prosecutors say (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/13/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 9/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    **SNIP** Yee, D-San Francisco, and Jackson, his former consultant and a former San Francisco school board president, are among 29 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes after an undercover FBI investigation. Prosecutors have accused Yee, now suspended from his Senate seat, of soliciting tens of thousands of dollars from agents posing as campaign contributors in exchange for political favors. In a filing Aug. 14, Jackson's lawyer asserted that an FBI agent had been removed from the investigation and reprimanded because of financial misconduct. The agent, identified in court records only as UCE 4773, posed as a Georgia businessman and...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud (a whole 90 days in the big house)

    09/13/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/12/14 | Jean Merl, Patrick McGreevy
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a new trial, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy also sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence Oct. 31. Some observers have speculated that Wright will serve little or no time behind bars, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of...
  • Illegal alien children being quietly dumped into schools across the country

    09/12/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Avoiding another Murrieta is the driving reason behind the Obama Administration secretly inserting thousands of illegal children (UACs) into school districts nationwide as a new school year begins. The fact that many districts are hard pressed to handle their own children is of no particular concern to the Regime. Four states– TX, CA, FL, and VA show up on a Numbers USA code map as having received the brunt of the 37,477 UACs so far this year. (1) Transparency, an empty campaign word Obama used way back in ’08 to vault into America’s White House, is a joke. Children entering...
  • California employers must provide sick days under new law

    09/11/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melody Gutierrez
    Millions of Californians will begin earning paid sick days under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown that makes the Golden State the second in the nation to require the benefit. The law takes effect in July and will help 40 percent of the workforce in California, employees largely in retail, fast-food and other service-industry jobs who work full time or part time but who receive no paid sick leave from their employers. Connecticut is the only state that requires employers to provide paid sick time. "Whether you're a dishwasher in San Diego or a store clerk in Oakland,...
  • Are High Housing Costs Restraining California's Growth?

    09/11/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/11/2014 | Carson Bruno
    <p>It's no secret. California is expensive. But is it a little more nuanced than that; coastal California is very expensive while inland California is just moderately expensive. Yet, despite being a well-known fact, Sacramento doesn't appear too concerned with California's growing price tag even though there is evidence it could be slowing the Golden State's economic growth.</p>
  • Dem Congressman: ‘Forces That Will Rise If ISIS Is Destroyed Are Nearly as Evil as ISIS’

    09/10/2014 10:44:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 94 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 9, 2011 | Melanie Hunter
    CNSNews.com) - Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Ca.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned Tuesday that destroying ISIS would only empower those fighting against the terrorist group – who are almost as evil as ISIS. “If you destroy one power in the Middle East, you empower the other side, and the four groups that are fighting ISIS now are in many ways nearly as evil as ISIS itself, and in fact, those who are fighting against ISIS today on the ground have killed far more Americans than ISIS has,” said Sherman, top Democrat on the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and...
  • Anaheim police officers to wear cameras

    09/10/2014 11:37:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Louis Casiano Jr.
    ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Police Department could be the first agency in the county to require officers to wear video cameras while on patrol, after the City Council unanimously approved the the $1.15 million purchase of 250 of the devices Tuesday. The first officers are expected to be outfitted with the body-mounted cameras in November, with all of them wearing the devices by April. It’s part of the department’s effort to increase transparency and mend a fragile relationship with the public after several high-profile shootings.
  • Huntington Beach woman charged over tirade that went viral

    09/10/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Langhorne
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A woman whose tirade against her roommate was videotaped and went viral was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday for a variety of charges. Laura Angela Cox, 47, of Huntington Beach was charged on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, battery against a cohabitant and vandalism resulting in less than $400 in damages. Cox was in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, but information on her bail amount was not immediately available.
  • Cal State No Longer Recognizing Christian Groups

    09/09/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2014
    A new policy put in place by Cal State University could cost InterVarsity and other Christian groups up to $460,000 to meet on campus because they cannot change their leadership requirements to include any student. "No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization unless its membership and leadership are open to all currently enrolled students at that campus," the policy states. The rule requires leadership positions to be open to any student, regardless of whether they hold the same beliefs as the Club. The policy went into effect in 2012 but up until...
  • California governor to sign mandatory sick leave bill

    09/09/2014 3:16:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2014 | by Sharon Bernstein
    California Governor Jerry Brown said on Tuesday he would sign a bill requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave to employees, the latest of several moves by Democratic lawmakers to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.
  • Who's rich, who's poor? Lawmakers show us their money

    09/09/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 9, 2014 | Cathy Taylor
    Californians take top, near-bottom spots on list of richest members of Congress. California’s congressional representatives are among the richest and – surprise – among the poorest of Congress’ lawmakers, according to federally required financial disclosure reports.
  • Seven Months Later, Orange County Concealed Carry Permits Have Doubled

    09/08/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over most of the Western United States, ruled that California’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. The provision in the law stating that one must give “good cause” for a concealed carry permit was deemed too burdensome–and they’re right! After the ruling, Orange County saw a spike in concealed carry permits. It got to the point where the county had to spend an additional $1.6 million–and hire 14 part-time staffers–to process all the applications.
  • Bay Area Police Use Facebook And Twitter to Out "Johns"

    09/07/2014 2:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
    Bay Area law enforcement officials are turning to Facebook and Twitter to combat prostitution by posting names and photos of men arrested on solicitation charges. Police departments that have taken to shaming "johns" on social media include Oakland, Richmond and Fresno. The move has garnered some controversy, with lawyers and legal experts worrying that defendants who might be ultimately innocent could see their reputations tarnished because of the postings, SFGate reported.
  • CA:Long Beach store employee uses shotgun to stop pipe attack following dispute

    09/07/2014 8:02:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    presstelegram.com ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LONG BEACH >> A Long Beach store employee used a shotgun to frighten off two men and a teen following an alleged attack with a pipe in the business Wednesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the 2800 block of E. Anaheim Street regarding an assault after the trio became involved in a dispute with employees resulting in a physical attack, said Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. During the argument, one of the three struck an employee with an object found in the business. Initial reports indicate it may have been...
  • Governor's Debate: Jesuit Prince vs. Hindu Upstart

    09/07/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    It was not until Thursday night's debate in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and his GOP rival Neel Kashkari that I realized what a gift the challenger has given the Republican Party. Up until then, he hadn't impressed me much. Had Assemblyman Tim Donnelly won the runoff, he likely would have delivered some bon mots on illegal immigrants that would have dominated debate coverage and sent the rest of the party into a defensive crouch. If Kashkari had amassed the type of country-sized fortune as 2010 GOP nominee Meg Whitman, he likely would have waged a big-money campaign that would...
  • Welfare weed: Berkeley orders dispensaries to give out FREE marijuana for low-income residents

    09/07/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | september 5, 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr.
    Low-income residents in a California city will soon be able to get high for free. The Berkeley City Council has passed a law requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to distribute 2 percent of their stashes to people making less than $32,000 per year or $46,000 per family. Under the new ordinance, which was approved unanimously this summer, only city residents will be eligible and they must have a prescription. 'Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine,” Councilman Darryl Moore told CBS San Francisco. The law requires that the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'

    09/06/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by cutty · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    During Thursday night's California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state's schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were "all welcome in California," praised his administration's immigration policies. He said that California is "setting the pace" on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).
  • More Angelenos are becoming street vendors amid weak economy

    09/06/2014 8:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 6, 2014 | Tiffany Hsu
    Sitting at her street vending booth with products arrayed neatly on a sequined purple tablecloth, Jackie Lloyd reflects nostalgically on the days when she had a steady salary and regular hours.. That was four years ago, before the 39-year-old was laid off from her job as an elementary school cafeteria worker and mounting bills forced her to venture into self-employment. Now the Pico-Union resident hops from location to location, selling body oils, shea butter, soap and incense. She moves when nearby businesses complain or she feels unsafe. Some days, her sales bring in $150. Others, they don't break $20....
  • Jerry Brown vs. Neel Kashkari (Caption the Coneheads)

    09/06/2014 2:55:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
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  • Vegan-Friendly OC Eatery Shut Down After Customers Fall Ill

    09/05/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 5, 2014 1:33 PM | Ron Kilgore
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Investigators with the Orange County Health Department were working Friday to determine what may have caused several people to get sick after eating at an upscale Newport Beach restaurant. KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports authorities say six diners came down with the intestinal bacteria Shigella after eating at the True Food The self-billed healthy living restaurant was shut down on Aug. 28 for two days over what county inspectors labeled an “imminent health risk” due to at least one confirmed case of Shigella. Following the closure, True Food reopened after the entire restaurant was sanitized and...
  • Warner Bros. CEO Confirms Layoffs in Memo to Staff

    09/05/2014 2:30:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Variety ^ | 9-4-14 | Dave McNary
    Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has told Warner Bros. employees that layoffs are coming at every level across the studio. The cuts are coming in the wake of a failed bid by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to buy parent Time Warner and amid disappointing box office performance. Tsujihara did not disclose how many cuts will take place or which of the three divisions — films, TV and home entertainment — would be most impacted. He sent the memo out late Thursday afternoon, just as the studio’s “The Judge” was opening the Toronto Film Festival, following media reports...
  • CHP getting new wheels

    09/04/2014 4:06:39 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 4, 2014, | MATT BROWN
    ...The all-wheel-drive Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles are replacing the CHP’s fleet of Crown Victoria cruisers, a move officials hope will give the agency more versatility on and off roads. .... The Interceptor’s higher profile also prompted questions about stability on turns. But the car’s electronic stability control, one of the tricked-out features of the $26,000 vehicle, gives the driver superior handling, even at high speeds and through tight curves.
  • California city (Berkeley) mandates free medical marijuana for low-income residents

    09/04/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2014
    <p>That’s what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.</p> <p>The new welfare program in the liberal-leaning city is set to launch in August 2015.</p>
  • Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are in country illegally, study finds

    09/04/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/4/14 | Kate Linthicum
    A report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6 million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life. FOR THE RECORD Sept. 3, 4:20 p.m.: An earlier version of...
  • Albino cobra on the loose in Southern California

    09/04/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Pelham · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 3, 2014 | DOUGLAS MORINO and MARTHA RAMIREZ
    The search for a rare white snake slithering through Thousand Oaks continued Wednesday, two days after the venomous and potentially lethal reptile bit a dog. Animal control officers spent the morning and late afternoon hunting for the monocled albino cobra, which was last seen in a yard in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane in the southern Ventura County suburb. “It’s a little unnerving,” said Thousand Oaks resident Arianne Deeder, 39, who lives in the neighborhood. “I’m keeping an eye out.” Deeder has chickens in a back yard coup and fish in a pond, along with a dog and a...
  • LA Restaurants Enact 3% Surcharge For Healthcare Costs

    09/04/2014 1:15:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | September 3, 2014 | Paul Bois
    On Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that several upscale restaurants in the City of Angels will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to cover their employees' healthcare costs, a trend that has been gaining steam since the Affordable Care Act launched nearly one year ago. Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent surcharge to customers' checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs. Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will be duplicating...
  • Man, 74, is found guilty of murdering 3 women in S. L.A. in 1980s (serial Killer?)

    09/03/2014 1:41:44 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 23 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | Sept 2nd, 2014 | KATE MATHER
    Alleged serial killer, now 74, is convicted of murdering 3 women in South L.A. in late 1980s A 74-year-old man described by prosecutors as a serial killer who preyed on victims down on their luck was convicted Tuesday of murdering three women in South Los Angeles in the late 1980s. The defendant, Samuel Little, leaned back in his wheelchair and smiled as the verdicts were read in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. The case went to trial after cold-case homicide detectives made a breakthrough in 2012 to match Little to the 1987 and 1989 deaths through DNA evidence left at...
  • California Officials Gearing Up For Obamacare Open Enrollment [90% CA-Enrollees Subsidized!]

    09/02/2014 10:19:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 2, 2014
    California Officials Gearing Up For Obamacare Open Enrollment Obamacare enrollment event By CHAD TERHUNE Covered California and health insurers want to simplify the task of Obamacare policy renewal. Nearly 90% of Covered California's enrollees received federal money to lower their insurance bill The Covered California insurance exchange easily outpaced its expected enrollment during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Now it faces the challenge of getting those people to stay on board for a second year once open enrollment begins Nov. 15. Health plans are working with Covered California to streamline renewals so we don't lose ground with the...
  • DWP To Explore Pricing Tiers Based On Residents’ Water Usage

    09/02/2014 3:05:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 2, 2014 8:41 AM | Jon Baird
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Would adding a more complex pricing structure at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) encourage customers to cut back on their water usage? KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports a recent UCLA study found that while some residents have stepped up conservation efforts, others have leveled off as the statewide drought continues to worsen. Last month, City Councilmen Felipe Fuentes and Mike Bonin introduced a motion (PDF) to have the DWP explore a number of conservation policy changes, including “an increasing block rate structure for DWP customers with more than two tiers, in which...
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Struck in Chest During Target Practice: Sheriff

    09/02/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    A 7-year-old boy from the Bay Area was flown to the hospital after he was injured while target practicing with a .22-caliber rifle as his father stood nearby. El Dorado County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Becker told NBC affiliate KCRA in Sacramento that the boy complained of chest pain and had a "hole in his T-shirt" after pieces of a bullet apparently ricocheted into his chest on Saturday at the family's property off of Bottle Hill Road in Georgetown, near Auburn. "The parents were watching," Becker told KCRA. "His dad was right there." Becker did not state who fired the bullet...
  • Now Even One Of The Most Democratic States Is Turning On Obama

    09/02/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Hunter Walker
    A Field Poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama's approval rating had dropped to a record low in the staunchly blue state of California. This decline includes the state's most left-leaning cities, which Field's director described as a particularly bad sign for Obama. "These are constituencies that have been strong followers," Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said, according to the Sacramento Bee. The poll showed Obama's approval rating in California at 45%, down from a second-term high of 62% following his 2013 inauguration. It was also down 5% from the previous Field Poll, which was released in June, making...
  • Legal Defense Funds of Suspended California Senators Receiving Donations (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/02/2014 2:15:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    JD Journal ^ | 9/02/14 | Jim Vassallo
    The amount of money political candidates in the state of California can collect for campaigns is tightly governed, but for legal defense funds, donors are permitted to donate much more, according to KPCC. In March, the state senate, voted to suspend three members who were charged or who were convicted of felonies. The legal bills for senators Ron Calderon and Rod Wright are being paid for by a mix of politicians, political action committees and even corporations. Senator Leland Yee has a committee to college legal defense donations working for him as well. None of the legal defense funds setup...
  • Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer [So Says DNC Mega-Donor and Billionaire Eli Broad!]

    09/01/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 1, 2014 | ELI BROAD
    Op-Ed Hiking L.A.'s Minimum Wage Is A No-Brainer Minimum wage Fast food workers protest low pay, demanding a $15/hour minimum wage outside during a two-day nationwide strike. (Los Angeles Times) By ELI BROAD Raising the minimum wage isn't just good for workers: It's good for business Could you support your family in Los Angeles on the current minimum wage? Raising L.A.'s minimum wage will be a win all around Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos —...
  • FEDS ENCOURAGING DEPORTED ILLEGAL ALIENS TO COME BACK TO US

    09/01/2014 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States. An agreement outlining the new settlement was announced in late August, according to the Los Angeles Times. The plan, which only applies to Southern California, was reportedly drawn up in response to a lawsuit that was filed last year by the American Civil Liberties...
  • Tesla Motors Dealing as States Play Factory Poker

    08/31/2014 5:13:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | August 31, 2014 | Justin Pritchard
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It's how Tesla is deciding where to build. Through a series of unusual plays, Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land the coveted plant. The winner is expected to offer the luxury car-maker publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.
  • Feinstein: Obama maybe ‘too cautious’ on ISIS, but plans are underway

    08/31/2014 8:54:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    - The Washington Times - ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that President Obama is notably cautious — “maybe, in this instance, too cautious” — but insisted the U.S. and its allies will coalesce behind a plan to beat back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria before their well-funded sources take Baghdad.
  • Nipsey Hussle Arrested For Getting Involved in Another’s Arrest

    08/31/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rebecca Grace
    Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested for interfering in the arrest of a man authorities were after for violating his probation. The incident occurred on the night of Friday, August 29th. Police responded to a report that a man had violated his probation and was currently located in a clothing store in downtown Los Angeles. Upon searching the store for the alleged parole violator, they came across Hussle, who committed an undisclosed action that authorities viewed as obstructing an officer which subsequently resulted in his arrest. He was released shortly after his arrest after posting bail in the amount...
  • Bill would expand stealth bomber tax credit

    08/30/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    msn.com ^ | August 14, 2014 9:05 PM ET.
    Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create thousands of jobs near Palmdale. In July, lawmakers grudgingly approved a $420 million tax credit that would benefit a joint bid being submitted by Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. The governor signed the fast-tracked AB2389 into law after his office assured competitor Northrop Grumman Corp. that it would receive a similar deal.