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  • ‘Get out’: BLM protesters chase and punch man in Trump hat, force him to flee rally (VIDEOS)

    09/30/2016 8:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RT ^ | September 30, 2016
    A Donald Trump supporter did not get a warm welcome among grieving Black Lives Matter protesters on Wednesday. His red “Make America Great Again” hat taunted the mob like a matador, sending them chasing after him to administer a beating. Feras Jabro was marching alongside numerous protesters in El Cajon, California, after police there fatally shot a black man who was believed to have had mental problems. For Jabro, the rally was peaceful until someone noticed his Trump-slogan hat, reading “Make America Great Again.” “You are at an event where people don’t support Donald Trump at all,” a woman in...
  • Online Personality Charged With Felony Vandalism After .. Filing False Police Report (Gay)

    09/30/2016 6:04:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 4 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 9/29/16 | staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The LA County District Attorney’s office has filed a felony vandalism charge against an online personality they said filed a fake police report and told authorities he had been beaten and attacked by three men in West Hollywood last June. Calum McSwiggan, who is known for his online posts and videos, has been charged with vandalism for suggesting the men also damaged a Lexus which they said he damaged. The DA said original charges were dismissed Thursday to make way for a newly filed felony case.
  • Hate crimes in L.A. County jumped in 2015, report says

    09/30/2016 6:06:09 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Hailey Branson-Potts
    A black man and his roommates looked outside their Northridge house in January 2015 to see that a 5-by-6-foot cross had been burned on their lawn. That April, four motorists of Armenian descent reported having their cars vandalized in North Hollywood. Two of their vehicles, which displayed the Armenian flag, had been spray-painted with the year 1915 — the year of the Armenian genocide. Two months later, a lesbian said she was walking to a store in Whittier when two men pulled up in a car. One screamed a gay slur, shouted, “I should kill you!” and pointed a gun...
  • California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Felons to Vote From Their Jail Cells

    09/29/2016 7:06:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Bedord, New Hampshire
    Convicted felons serving jail sentences in California county jails will now get to participate in an activity besides three meals a day and recreation time: votingin elections. Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation into effect as part of a reform backers say will help prisoners transition back into society while still serving time for their crimes. The bill he signed would let thousands of felons doing time in county jails to vote in California elections, the LA Times reported. The new law also reinstates eligibility to vote for those ex-prisoners on probation or being kept under community supervision starting next...
  • Hillary TeeVee adverts in SoCal

    09/29/2016 4:02:43 PM PDT · by vooch · 52 replies
    Self | 29 Sept 2016 | vanity
    Hillary Running very expensive TV ads in Southern California. I am seeing more and more Hillary TeeVee ads. Why ?
  • California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

    09/29/2016 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said his legislation would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom-access law and “chart a new course of equality for the nation.” “This simple concept is oddly cutting-edge when compared with the discrimination being enacted in other states,” Ting said earlier, while urging the Democratic governor to...
  • Watch: Arab Trump supporter beaten by mob at BLM protest

    09/29/2016 4:20:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/16 | David Rosenberg
    Video An Arab-American supporter of Donald Trump was chased and beaten by an angry mob during a Black Lives Matter protest in southern California Wednesday. Feras Jabro, a 21-year old San Diego resident, was attacked by demonstrators in El Cajon, California who had gathered to protest the recent shooting of a local man by police. But when protesters noticed Jabro’s “Make America Great Again” hat – a symbol of support for the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – some in the crowd went berserk, charging Jabro, who attempted to flee. The unfortunate Trump supporter was cornered, however, and...
  • Climate fight targeting cows may reshape California dairies

    09/29/2016 5:09:52 PM PDT · by ssaftler · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2016 | Kurtis Alexander
    Legislation signed this month by Gov. Jerry Brown requires California’s dairy industry to answer for its contribution to global warming by making a 40 percent cut in methane emissions in coming years. The gas, which heats the atmosphere 20 times faster than carbon dioxide, comes from the butts and burps of bovines. One U.N. report blames livestock, which has largely escaped climate regulation, for 14.5 percent of the planet’s heat-trapping gases, as much as planes, trains and automobiles combined.
  • LEFTIST MOB Beats, Kicks, Pummels TRUMP Supporter for Wearing #MAGA Hat – SAVED by Police –VIDEO

    09/29/2016 9:06:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 28 | Jim Hoft
    Horror! LEFTIST MOB Beats, Kicks, Pummels TRUMP Supporter for Wearing #MAGA Hat – SAVED by Police –VIDEO Author and conservative activist Mike Cernovich passed this along tonight…. A Trump supporter in El Cajon, California was attacked, beaten, thrown to the ground and kicked on live Periscope. He was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat… So they beat him to the ground. The leftist mob then followed him around until he found the police. Horror! LEFTIST MOB Beats, Kicks, Pummels TRUMP Supporter for Wearing #MAGA Hat – SAVED by Police –VIDEO Jim Hoft Sep 28th, 2016 11:43 pm 691 Comments...
  • Felons in county jails to be allowed to vote in California elections

    09/28/2016 8:20:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Patrick McGreevy
    Despite widespread opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow thousands of felons in county jails to vote in California elections as part of an effort to speed their transition back into society. Through a representative, Brown declined to comment on the bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), who said it would reduce the likelihood of convicts committing new crimes.
  • LIVE: El Cajon California Police Protest

    09/28/2016 8:01:05 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 16 replies
    Fox news ^ | 9/28/16 | Fox
    Here is a live feed of protests tonight in El Cajon, California.
  • CA community outraged after officer kills unarmed black man [Crowd forming, fights, etc]

    09/28/2016 4:52:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 SEP 16 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Max Blau and Paul Vercammen, CNN
    El Cajon, California (CNN)Activists dismayed by the police killing of an unarmed, possibly mentally ill black man in El Cajon, California, demanded Wednesday that authorities release video of the shooting. They also want a federal probe into the man's death. Police have not released the man's name. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had released little information about the incident, aside from a still photograph showing the African-American man, in what authorities describe as a "shooting stance," facing off with two officers in a parking lot.
  • California Number of Popular Votes for the Republican Candidate from 1900 to 2012

    09/28/2016 3:30:31 PM PDT · by autopica · 7 replies
    Autopica ^ | Sept 22, 2-16 | Autopica
    🐴 2004: 5509826 Republican Party Candidate: Mr. George W. Bush In office: Mr. George Walker Bush (2001–2009) on behalf of the Republican Party (Start: January 20, 2001 - End: January 20, 2009) 🐌 1984: 5467009 Republican Party Candidate: Mr. Ronald Reagan In office: Mr. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1981–1989) on behalf of the Republican Party (Start: January 20, 1981 - End: January 20, 1989) 🐸 1988: 5054917 Republican Party Candidate: Mr. George H.W. Bush In office: Mr. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1981–1989) on behalf of the Republican Party (Start: January 20, 1981 - End: January 20, 1989) 🐍 2008: 5011781 Republican Party...
  • Officer sues El Cajon Police Department (El Cajon Policeman Gonsalves)

    09/28/2016 2:23:37 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 3 replies
    10 News San Diego ^ | 3/5/2015 | Allison Ash
    EL CAJON, Calif. - A female El Cajon police officer has sued her department on allegations she was passed over for a promotion because she cooperated with an investigation into a former sergeant accused of sending lewd pictures to her and several other women in the agency. The lawsuit, filed Monday in San Diego Superior Court, alleges ECPD demonstrated sexual discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination and disability discrimination against the officer, identified in the documents as Christine Greer. In the lawsuit, Greer claims that former Sgt. Richard Gonsalves texted her a nude photo of his genitals. Last month, Team10 learned that...
  • Rent Prices Down in San Francisco, San Jose

    09/27/2016 6:25:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KTVU ^ | SEP 26 2016
    A new report out shows rent prices are falling in several Bay Area cities. The trend for rent prices has been up for such a long time but in San Francisco, rent came down by 6 percent last month. Abodo, an apartment search website, released a new study showing where the biggest increases and decreases were in rents for one bedroom apartments across the country. >>>Click here to see the report. Rent in San Francisco between August to September went from around $3,950 a month to around $3,700. In San Jose, the news was better. It ranked number two in...
  • New York Tourists in San Francisco Attacked After Leather-Clad Folsom Street Festival

    09/26/2016 11:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/26 | Marianne Favro
    Police are investigating a report of a hate crime Saturday night outside a restaurant in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood after a pair of New York tourists said they were pepper-sprayed after the city's leather-clad Folsom Street Fair. At about 7:30 p.m., Neil Frias and Jeff White, both visiting from New York for the annual fair, billed as the "world's largest leather event," were at a McDonald's restaurant near Golden Gate Avenue and Fillmore Street. They were ordering food when two suspects rushed them, uttering homophobic slurs. Frias told the San Francisco Chronicle that one of the men told them...
  • CA decriminalizes prostitution for minors after Gov. Brown signs bills to aid trafficking victims

    09/26/2016 5:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 26, 2016 | Jazmine Ulloa
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed more than half a dozen bills that decriminalize prostitution and increase protections for young trafficking victims in court amid growing efforts in California to help children and young adults swept into the trade of forced sex and labor. Among the bills passed were laws that would prohibit the disclosure of victims' personal information, provide victims' services to trafficking witnesses and allow minors under age 16 to testify through closed-circuit televisions in certain cases. But also approved were hotly contested bills that would decriminalize prostitution and allow human trafficking victims to vacate prior convictions and...
  • New law allows Californians to rescue pets from hot cars

    09/26/2016 1:20:15 PM PDT · by rey · 62 replies
    SACRAMENTO — Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown. Rescuers can break into the car as long as there is no other way to free the animal, for instance if the animal appears to be in peril, the car is locked and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough. The rescuer must stay at the scene until law enforcement respond to the situation. The bill was introduced after a series of incidents in...
  • Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Jerry Brown

    09/26/2016 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Katy Grimes
    California is a Failure at Business The inconsistencies of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change policies, together with his immigration policies, are formidable and deliberately deceptive — one policy is driving taxpayers and businesses out of the state, and the other is driving droves of unskilled, unemployed aliens into the state. Last year, in 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown claimed California has an overpopulation problem, and the ongoing drought was proof that the explosion of population in California has reached the limit of what the states’ resources can provide. “We are altering this planet with this incredible power of science, technology...
  • Crap & Trade: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown helps save planet by regulating cow flatulence & manure

    09/26/2016 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | Doug Powers
    The legislation will require steep reductions in a variety of pollutants, including methane; HFC gases used in aerosols and air conditioning refrigerants; and soot, known as black carbon. It’s tied to $90 million in funding for the dairy industry and garbage collectors. “This bill curbs these dangerous pollutants and thereby protects public health and slows climate change,” Brown said in a statement. Dairy farmers can expect more state bureaucrats show up at their farms to do some sniffing around: The legislation also allows the Air Resources Board to regulate cow flatulence if there’s viable technology to reduce it. After the...
  • Clinton's Water Plan Runs Up Hill(ary) Towards Money

    09/26/2016 6:57:17 AM PDT · by WLusvardi · 1 replies
    Masterresource.org ^ | September 26, 2016 | Wayne Lusvardi
    “In California, they say: ‘water runs uphill toward money.’ To that, now should be added the adage: ‘Water runs up-Hillary to money’.” News flash: Hillary’s Western Water Plan would trickle up to elites. “The Clinton plan states that: ‘the United States has 17 national labs that work on energy, but not one that is focused exclusively on water’.” However, the Federal EPA already runs four water and environmental technology laboratories in Research Park, North Carolina (health effects); Cincinnati, Ohio (engineering); Corvallis, Oregon (ecology); and Las Vegas, Nevada (monitoring). This is not to mention that in California Fresno State University runs...
  • Police might not know where their guns are, and the law says that's OK[ 300+ Weapons lost ! ]

    09/25/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept 25,2016 | By TONY SAAVEDRA
    Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street. An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies. Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected...
  • California Enacts Law Requiring IMDB to Remove Actor Ages on Request

    09/24/2016 8:20:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 24, 2016 | Ryan Parker and Jonathan Handel
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation that requires certain entertainment sites, such as IMDb, to remove an actor’s age upon request. The law applies to database sites that are used by the industry to make hiring decisions, which includes IMDb and the Studio System. In order to make the request, a membership to IMDb is required, which is open to all to apply. “Even though it is against both federal and state law, age discrimination persists in the entertainment industry,” Majority Leader Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, said in a statement. “AB 1687 provides the necessary tools to remove age...
  • The Latest: Standoff in San Francisco prompts evacuations

    09/24/2016 6:17:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    San Francisco Gate ^ | Sept. 24, 2016 6pm | AssociatedcPress
    <p>5:25 p.m. Police say an ongoing standoff with an armed and suicidal man has shut down San Francisco's Civic Center and nearby United Nations Plaza.</p> <p>Police spokesman Carlos Manfredi says the man called 911 around noon Saturday to say he was going to harm himself and any officer who came close to him.</p>
  • Rep. Tom McClintock trolls Obama's climate adviser (Video: put her to shame)

    09/23/2016 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Video Credit: YouTube California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock started a Congressional hearing by reading a Washington Post article detailing the impacts of global warming on the Arctic ecosystem. He read: “The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and some place the seals are finding the water too hot.” He then asked Obama's top climate adviser Christy Goldfuss, "Is this the crisis you're referring to?", referring to new guidance her council issued on accounting for global warming impacts. Goldfuss said, "It's a crisis we're trying to address...I'm not familiar with that report." Then McClintock nailed her saying, "Perhaps...
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event...

    09/22/2016 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 27 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | September 21, 2016 | Nick Miller
    Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event — then he tackled and assaulted the protester in a "bloody" brawl. Full Title: "Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene"
  • California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate Speech, Play in Big Ball Pit

    09/22/2016 9:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    During its “inclusive language” campaign, California State University-Northridge students lounged in a bouncy-ball pit and held forth about words that hurt their feelings in a so-called “vent tent,” Heat Street has learned after exclusively reviewing documents and video footage. CSU-Northridge’s event stretched on for an entire week, teaching students about “potentially hurtful phrases” and cautioning that “using non-inclusive language can have a negative affect on others.”
  • California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America&#8202;—&#8202;Ever

    09/22/2016 4:20:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | 9/22 | Madeleine Thomas
    The Soberanes Fire — which continues to burn throughout California’s Monterey County — is officially the most expensive in the United States’ history, with costs topping $208.4 million, the Associated Press reports. California already sustains the highest annual wildfire costs of any state. And, as KPCC reports, this year’s fire season as a whole—which has included scorchers like the Blue Cut, Soberanes, and Sand Fires — could prove to be the most expensive for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) since 2000. The Soberanes Fire, which began on July 22nd after an illegal campfire, is only 71 percent contained, according to the...
  • Tim Kaine here for fundraiser co-hosted by staunch Republican Meg Whitman (staunch?)

    09/21/2016 10:41:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/21/16 | Amy Graff
    Tim Kaine is swinging by the Bay Area's political ATM on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton's running mate will be attending two fundraisers in Atherton and another in San Francisco. Kaine will be scooping up cash during a roundtable at the home of Steve Spinner, an angel investor and top fundraiser in President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and his wife, Allison. In the afternoon, he'll be lunching at the home of former GOP supporter and Silicon Valley philanthropist Jillian Manus. Former GOP gubernatorial candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman will be co-hosting the event. Over the summer, the high-profile Republican...
  • Gun-toting Democrats bristle at firearms limits in California

    09/21/2016 7:57:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Veronique Dupont
    California is a Democratic bastion in the United States, but the party's presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has some voters up in arms over her push to tighten gun control. [Snip] A Pew Research study found that 40 percent of gun owners across the United States are Republican, twice the number of Democrats. But in California, the share of gun-toting Democrats is larger. "We believe there's an immense number of Democrats among California gun owners," said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, noting there were no official statistics on that. As for Clinton, he warned that "people are...
  • 1 pilot killed, 1 hurt in U-2 plane crash in Sutter Buttes (N. Calif.-Beale AFB)

    09/21/2016 3:13:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 22 replies
    KCRA-TV - Sacramento ^ | 09/20/2016 | Sarah Heise
    SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —One pilot was killed and a second pilot was hurt after ejecting from a U-2 plane out of Beale Air Force Based that crashed into the Sutter Buttes in Sutter County, Beale AFB officials confirmed...
  • Amid California drought, Los Angeles water department waters fake grass

    09/20/2016 7:16:21 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2016 | CBS News
    On a recent Thursday morning, sprinklers ran for six minutes, soaking fake grass outside the South LA substation. Even an area completely devoid of grass -- real or fake -- was inundated by water from sprinklers. Harasick said leaving the turf unwashed leaves a foul smell in the air. “We’re really just trying to wash out dog pee,” he said.
  • Pilot dies after U-2 spy plane crashes in California

    09/20/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 20, 2016
    One pilot died and another was injured after they ejected from a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane that crashed in Northern California Tuesday, an Air Force spokesman confirmed.
  • Cow Fart Regulation Passed Into California Law

    09/20/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 19, 2016
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that regulates emissions from dairy cows and landfills for the first time as California broadens its efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based greenhouse gases. Brown’s move Monday targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere.
  • Hillary Clinton still way ahead in California, but she’s slipping

    09/20/2016 5:10:59 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 49 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/19/16 | DAVID SIDERS
    Even in California, Hillary Clinton has slipped.
  • UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine history class after outcry

    09/19/2016 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 5:25 PM EDT
    University of California, Berkeley administrators on Monday reinstated a Palestinian history class amid an outcry over its suspension last week. The school’s social science dean announced in letter to faculty that the ethnic studies class was reinstated after the teacher revised the course description. Social science dean Carla Hesse suspended “Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis” after receiving a complaint from Jewish and civil rights groups that the course syllabus appeared to describe a politically motivated, anti-Semitic class. Hesse suspended the class, saying it wasn’t properly vetted to ensure it wasn’t espousing a single political viewpoint. The suspension triggered protests from...
  • Jim Carrey Hit with Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    09/19/2016 12:08:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 19, 2016
    A new lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court accused actor and comedian Jim Carrey of attempting to “conceal and obfuscate his involvement and culpability” in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, 30, who died last year from a drug overdose. According to the suit, filed by White’s estranged husband, Mark Burton, the actor “wrongfully and illegally” obtained the deadly opioids under the bogus name “Arthur King” and gave them to White. Additionally, Burton claimed, the comedian and his assistant failed to notify authorities of a possible overdose, even though he had White’s property under surveillance and...
  • Anti-Semitism Flourishes At 'Safe Space' Social Justice Conference

    09/18/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/18/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    Over at The Tower, San Diego State University student Anthony Berteaux describes the experience of two Jewish undergraduates who attended the University of California's Students of Color Conference—a self-branded "safe space"—only to be met with overpowering anti-Semitism. The conference, Berteaux writes, turned out to be a breeding ground for anti-Israel rhetoric, where progressive activists devoted to fighting discrimination "whitewashed" the history of the Jewish people with "no mention of the Holocaust" and made claims that "the state of Israel pays Jews to move to Israel to join the army and kill Palestinians." "I was made to feel uncomfortable and unwanted...
  • How pension deal went wrong & cost California taxpayers billions [OPPS Dems Off by 1/4 TRILLION $$ ]

    09/18/2016 4:12:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 18,2016 | Jack Dolan
    It was a deal that wasn’t supposed to cost taxpayers an extra dime. Now the state’s annual tab is in the billions, and the cost keeps climbing. ith the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation that gave prison guards, park rangers, Cal State professors and other state employees the kind of retirement security normally reserved for the wealthy. More than 200,000 civil servants became eligible to retire at 55 — and in many cases collect more than half their highest salary for life. California Highway Patrol officers could retire at 50 and receive as much as...
  • Caught on camera: Man attacked in Fairfield Walmart parking lot

    09/17/2016 8:12:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    KCRA ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dana Griffin
    Susan Fowler started recording after a 64-year-old man with disabilities was pulled from his car, put in a chokehold and punched. ..The victim was arguing with the attacker's girlfriend because she parked in the disabled spot he needed. Witnesses said she didn't have a placard. "He was yelling to the lady, 'I'm handicapped. This is for handicapped people.' And the lady was just irate, and she was cursing at him and screaming, 'I don't give a "f" what you are,'" Fowler said. She said the woman's boyfriend then pulled up to the store and started attacking the man.
  • California's Boom Is Poised To Go Bust -- And Liberals' Dream Of Scandinavia On The Pacific

    09/16/2016 1:04:08 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 27 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sep. 15' 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Gov. Jerry Brown, in Bill Maher’s assessment, “took a broken state and fixed it.” There’s a political lesson being injected here, as well, as blue organs like The New Yorker describe California as doing far better economically than nasty red-state Texas. But if you take a look...
  • Civil War Band Concert at 405-605 Patriots (So.Calif)

    09/15/2016 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    405-605 Patriots ^ | 9-15-2016 | Loud Mime
    The Band of the California Battalion will again play for our patriots this September. Bring your friends, family and enjoy an entertainment feast as we listen and sing along with the band. The concert is at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Dr., Los Alamitos CA on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at 7 pm. Come early. Introduce yourself to the MC (me) if you attend. FREEPERS wanted!
  • Muslims Hold Mass Eid al-Adha Prayer at Angels Stadium (Shocking Photos)

    09/14/2016 10:03:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 55 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Over 15,000 Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning to celebrate Eid al-Adha (the “Sacrifice Feast”), the second of two major Islamic holidays that occurs during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage. The hajj is a mandatory religious pilgrimage for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in each Muslim’s lifetime. Eid al-Adha is a four-day festival marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage. “We had two services, and many people ended up praying outside the fence because there was no room,” Nicole Bovey Alhakawati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Institute of Orange...
  • L.A. Times Stunned by Diversity of Volunteers at Trump H.Q.

    09/14/2016 7:33:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2016 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    The Los Angeles Times paid a visit to Donald Trump’s Southern California headquarters in Long Beach on Monday and was stunned by the diversity of volunteers who are committed to seeing him win the Golden State and the presidency. “It was as if the whole thing had been staged, in Cambodia Town, no less, to belie the notion that Trump’s appeal is largely limited to older white males,” the Times‘s Steve Lopez wrote. In Long Beach, one of America’s most diverse cities, that same diversity was reflected in Trump’s supporters at his Southern California headquarters. Lopez spoke with a woman...
  • Gov. Brown Vetoes ‘Tampon Tax’ Bill, 6 Others

    09/13/2016 1:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    cbsla ^ | 09/13/2016
    The Democratic governor said Tuesday that it’s not right to create new tax breaks or expand existing ones that together add up to $300 million a year in state revenue. Other tax breaks that Brown announced vetoing include a proposal to eliminate sales tax on diapers and forgiving personal income taxes on mortgage debt for underwater homes.
  • Ed Edelman, crusading L.A. County supervisor, dead at 85

    09/13/2016 1:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
    Ed Edelman, the longtime Los Angeles County supervisor whose crusading policymaking influenced many aspects of local life including child welfare, health services and environmental preservation, has died. He was 85. During his 20 years on the Board of Supervisors, Edelman championed efforts to improve the way county government treated its most vulnerable citizens while also fighting to protects parts of the Santa Monica Mountains from development.
  • ‘Trimmigrants’ Are Looking For Easy Summer Work; Growers Looking For Something Else

    09/13/2016 10:38:38 AM PDT · by rey · 10 replies
    It’s no secret that the marijuana industry brings an infusion of money and seasonal work to the part of the North Bay known as the Emerald Triangle, but there’s a darker side to the industry. Many of the seasonal job-seekers who painstakingly trim the marijuana flowers are young women who can end up victims of intimidation and sexual abuse. Often taken to remote farms deep in the forest unwitting females, often in their teens and early 20s, are especially easy prey for unscrupulous growers. break “Students from the nearest college, Humboldt State University, return from a summer of trimming marijuana...
  • Hillary Cancels California Trip; Will Appear At Fundraiser Via Teleconference

    09/12/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by lafroste · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/12/2016 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday night, roughly at the same time as the sick Hillary Clinton was attending a Barbra Streisand fundraiser focusong on LGBT issue where she unleashed her condemnation of the "basket of deplorables" aka Trump supporters, she - allegedly - was aware that she had pneumonia, at least according to the latest hastily scripted narrative by the Clinton campaign. Two days later, she infamously fainted during a Sept 11 events in downtown New York, however she assured the media that she was ok, while the sick, and perhaps contagious, presidential candidate took the opportunity for another photo op with a...
  • Stanley Sheinbaum, L.A. liberal lion who shaped decades of political dialogue, dead at 96

    09/13/2016 5:43:51 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    LAT ^ | 9/12/2016 | Elaine Woo
    For more than four decades, Stanley Sheinbaum regularly gathered moguls, presidents, celebrities and activists in his Brentwood living room to sip wine and debate the issues of the day. King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty were among the many famous faces who participated in the vibrant salons Sheinbaum and his wife, Betty, held at their art-filled home on exclusive Rockingham Avenue. But more than a high-powered host, Sheinbaum often was a change agent, whose fingerprints can be found on a remarkable array of notable events.
  • Frustrated with Sacramento leaders, armed citizen patrols respond to robberies of Asians

    09/12/2016 6:36:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 12, 2016 | Richard Chang
    As a wave of crime reverberates across the Asian community of south Sacramento, area business owners say they have seen a steep drop in customers as people decide to hunker down at home rather than venture out to shop and eat.