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  • California Gov Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Force Christian Schools to Hire Abortion Activists

    10/16/2017 11:36:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that could have forced churches, Christian schools and pro-life organizations to employ abortion supporters. California Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers from requiring their employees to follow a moral code of conduct, such as no sex outside of marriage and no abortions. It also would have prohibited employers from disciplining or firing employees for actions that violate the mission or beliefs of the group. The bill did not provide any exceptions for employers, meaning pro-life organizations, churches, religious schools and faith-based groups could have been forced to keep on employees whose actions...
  • Leader of California Senate to challenge US Sen. Feinstein

    10/16/2017 9:50:31 AM PDT · by qam1 · 44 replies
    Ap va Yahoo ^ | 10/16/17 | Michael Blood
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats that will highlight generational, geographic and ideological contrasts in the party that dominates state politics. The 84-year-old Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor and grande dame of California Democrats, will face state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, 50, a Los Angeles Hispanic who is largely unknown statewide. In a brief video announcement posted online, De Leon promised to work for job growth and economic security in Washington, recalling his single immigrant mother who...
  • Gaye LeBaron: Tubbs fire revives memory of a blaze that now haunts Santa Rosa

    10/15/2017 7:24:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    pressdemocrat.com ^ | October 14, 2017, 5:57PM | Gaye LeBaron
    Three years ago, I wrote one of those anniversary pieces that columnists love so dearly. It marked 50 years since two devastating wildfires raged through Sonoma County at the same time, threatening both Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley. The Hanly fire and the Nunn’s Canyon fire of late September 1964 were tagged in our files as the most devastating in the county’s history. The column revisited the Hanly fire and was a bit preachy in places, suggesting (as columnists do — relentlessly) that there were lessons that week might have taught us. But didn’t. The Hanly fire and the...
  • Help please post

    10/15/2017 7:19:37 PM PDT · by rey · 14 replies
    Please post this for me as I am in the middle of this mess near where the nunns fire started. This article explains how these fires followed nearly the exact same path they did in 1964. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7382773-181/gaye-lebaron-tubbs-fire-revives?artslide=0 It is complete mismanagement. The burnable material wasn’t managed the people were not alerted when it started I’m well though suffered hard but pray for the others who are much worse off. Thanks to whoever posts this for me. Go Cubs!
  • $4.4 Billion Bay Area Transportation Plan — to Be Paid for by Higher Bridge Tolls — Sent to Governor

    10/15/2017 8:12:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    KQED ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dan Brekke
    If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll be hearing a lot about Senate Bill 595 over the next year or so. If you’re a regular user of any of the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges — that’s all of them, except the Golden Gate Bridge — you’ll want to pay close attention. SB 595, which won final passage Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, provides for a vote in the nine Bay Area counties next year to raise bridge tolls by as much as $3. If the Bay Area Toll Authority, the agency that oversees the bridges,...
  • Marin Voice: Toll road is the only practical solution for Highway 37

    10/15/2017 4:16:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jerry Meral
    Highway 37 began life as a private toll road, and was later converted to a state highway. But climate change and sea-level rise will doom the road unless something is done. For the short term, the ridiculous two-lane section between Sears Point and Vallejo needs to be widened to match the rest of the road, which is four lanes. Wetlands surrounding the road also need to be restored. It would be reasonable to use some toll money for wetlands restoration, in part to mitigate the effects of construction. Even with the new funding approved by the Legislature by raising the...
  • Watch as Berkeley firefighters arrived in Santa Rosa, stunned by scope of Tubbs Fire

    10/15/2017 3:40:38 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 128 replies
    SF Gate / Berkeley Fire Department ^ | 10/15/17 | Alix Martichoux
    NOTICE: If you hate California and have nothing good to say, move on. You are NOT wanted on this thread. Get lost. If you have a heart, please watch the video of the Berkeley Engine 6 firefighting team helping out in Santa Rosa. This is heart-wrenching. There are links to contribute to those who have lost everything. A group of Berkeley firefighters was called out to help fight the Tubbs Fire early Monday morning. They thought it was a "large grass fire," but arrived in Santa Rosa to find hundreds of homes and businesses burned. This video was taken and...
  • 12 hours of mayhem: San Jose police arrest five in crime spree

    10/15/2017 3:01:38 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/13/17 | Jason Green
    Police this week arrested an 18-year-old San Jose man and four juveniles in connection with a roughly 12-hour crime spree that included an attempted murder, residential burglaries and a carjacking. The crime spree began just before 10 p.m. Wednesday when three suspects stole merchandise from a Walgreens at 1130 Bird Ave. and knocked a clerk to the ground who tried to stop them... Roughly an hour later, four suspects tried to break into a residence on the 2500 block of Cottle Avenue, Tepoorten said. The homeowner grabbed a gun and confronted the suspects in the front yard, where he was...
  • California Officially Declares State Of Emergency Over Deadly Outbreak (Hepatitis)

    10/15/2017 11:03:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Jack Davis
    California declared a state of emergency Friday after a deadly hepatitis A outbreak has spread faster than the state’s ability to supply the vaccine that can ward off the disease. The declaration allows the state to “increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement, according to CBS News. So far, 581 people in California have been sickened with disease, which targets the liver. Hepatitis A is potentially fatal for people who with liver diseases, such as hepatitis B or C.
  • Editorial: California burns: Where’s the president?

    10/15/2017 6:31:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2017 | Chronicle Editorial Board
    As raging wildfires devour the lives, homes and dreams of Californians in an unprecedented scale, one voice has been conspicuously mute through day after day of crisis: President Trump. This is not a man who is reticent to let Americans know what is foremost on his mind. He is also someone who should have learned by now — after devastating hurricanes and the Las Vegas massacre — that Americans expect their president to step forward with empathy and resolve in moments of national trauma. Yet Trump has offered no more than a few perfunctory words about the Wine Country fires...
  • Arizona restaurant closes following backlash from its pro-Trump Facebook post

    10/14/2017 12:07:02 PM PDT · by workerbee · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/14/17
    An Arizona restaurant was forced to close its doors indefinitely this week after a politically charged Facebook post the eatery’s owners wrote prompted mass criticism from social media users. Christopher Smith and Jay Warren, the owners of Cup it Up American Grill in Tucson, posted a statement on the restaurant’s social media page last week with a list of things the two support and resent, including the president kneeling for the anthem and late night hosts, Vice News reported. The post stated: "We believe in and support 100% in the following: OUR President, Always Standing for the National Anthem, repealing...
  • An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

    10/13/2017 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 12 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | Oct 13 2017
    When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said he was bullied, harassed and even physically assaulted. Students took his hat and stepped on it. Others cursed at him. One student punched him in the back of his head, he said. Another told him "I literally want to shoot you right now if you don't take off that hat," he said during a class presentation on the experience. Druker's account with online schoolwork-management system Schoology was hacked and his contact information changed to hillaryclintonlover3@gmail.com, he said.
  • The Zionists are Coming! Panic at San Francisco State University

    10/13/2017 4:52:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    ME Forum/American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2017 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    In the fevered imagination of the academic left, these are dark days at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Speakers at a two-day conference, "Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference at San Francisco State University," described a campus where a "corporatist" administration is at war with its faculty; Arab-American professors are afraid to walk alone on campus; ethnic student organizations are consigned to the dank student center basement; "Zionists" lie in wait to pounce on innocent, beleaguered proponents of "Palestine"; and "white supremacy" rules. All at one of the most radical universities in the nation.Leading these lamentations was...
  • College offers ‘support and resources’ for students impacted by contentious debate

    10/12/2017 9:04:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 12, 2017 | Daniel Payne
    Narrowly averting a crisis of untold proportions, a college’s dean of students and several student government officials extended much-needed aid to college students who, against their will, were forced to witness a contentious exchange of ideas on campus.
  • Gov. Brown: Climate Change Contributes To Catastrophic California Wildfires

    10/12/2017 8:48:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/11/17
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Jerry Brown warns that catastrophic wildfires will keep ripping through the state as the climate warms. **SNIP** He said a warming climate has contributed to catastrophic wildfires. “That’s the way it is with a warming climate, dry weather and reducing moisture.” said Brown. “These kind of catastrophes have happened and they’ll continue to happen, and we have to be prepared to do everything we can to mitigate.” The governor has positioned himself as a leader in the fight against climate change.
  • Safari West owner had ‘a thousand souls’ to save from Tubbs fire

    10/11/2017 11:58:33 PM PDT · by Califreak · 16 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 10/10/17 | Paul Payne
    Peter Lang had a heart-wrenching choice — save his house in the fire-ravaged hills above Santa Rosa or protect the more than 1,000 animals trapped at his wildlife preserve, Safari West. The 77-year-old owner of the 400-acre facility on Porter Creek Road didn’t give it much thought. As the flames approached, Lang ushered his wife, employees and 30 overnight guests off the hill, grabbed a garden hose and began dousing hot spots threatening his collection of primarily African species, including cheetahs, giraffes and rhinoceroses. When dawn broke, they were all alive but Lang’s home was destroyed. “I did not lose...
  • California permanently eliminates high school exit exam requirement

    10/11/2017 11:00:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/11/17 | Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — California has permanently scrapped its high school exit exam under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. The California High School Exit Examination was a requirement to receive a diploma in the state, but the legislature voted in 2015 to drop it for the high school classes of 2015 to 2018. Diplomas were retroactively awarded to anyone who met all other graduation requirements after the test became a mandatory must-pass exam in 2004. That resulted in an estimated 40,000 former high school students receiving their diplomas. The bill signed by Brown, AB830 by Ash Kalra, D-San Jose,...
  • Some thoughts on how we might get from where we’re at now to a Second Civil War

    10/11/2017 8:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 222 replies
    Foriegn Policy ^ | October 10, 2017 | Thomas E. Ricks
    Lt. Col. Robert F. McTague, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense office of Second Civil War affairs If we have a second Civil War, trying to understand what is happening will feel more like Ukraine in 2014 than Virginia in 1861. Our first Civil War was primarily about slavery, but that was in the context of social and economic models in the South that were ripe for extinction. The South’s reaction was to launch a last-ditch effort to maintain and prop up its way of life at all costs, so it was visceral and violent. Likewise, Trump’s election was an angry,...
  • USC rejects $5M donation from Harvey Weinstein

    10/10/2017 8:15:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/10/2017 | Meena Jang
    The decision comes after a Change.org petition launched Tuesday pleaded for the university to "refuse Harvey Weinstein's blood money in exchange for its soul." In the wake of two bombshell exposés from The New Yorker and The New York Times leveling allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein, USC's School of Cinematic Arts has refused Weinstein's $5 million endowment to grant scholarships to women directors. "The USC School of Cinematic Arts will not proceed with Mr. Weinstein’s pledge to fund a $5M endowment for women filmmakers," the university confirmed Tuesday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. USC's...
  • Jerry Brown’s California: Devastation, Plunder, Economic Failure

    10/10/2017 5:15:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/17 | Katy Grimes
    Jerry Brown is the self-anointed Savior of the Planet while his decades-long policies destroy the once-Golden State People like me have been explaining for many years that California is an example of leftist policies to avoid, and the poster child state of what not to do unless state suicide is the goal. California has become the Greece of the United States, and is cracking up. But this crack-up isn’t funny, as I cover in my new book co-authored with Jim Lacy, ”California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?” Despite the dire circumstances, the ravenous left in California continues...