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  • This wealthy farmer is taking on Sacramento: ‘God help you if you disagree with him’

    08/28/2016 10:47:31 AM PDT · by Mariner
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 28th, 2016 | By David Siders
    Dean “Dino” Cortopassi, the Stockton-area farmer and food processor who could undermine Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta water project and high-speed rail in California, leaned over a pile of paperwork in his conference room this spring, tossing bread to his black Labrador and pounding on the table. The state Capitol, Cortopassi said, has been overrun by “porkers feeding at the public trough,” and if long-term debt is not constrained, he said his grandchildren’s generation will bear the cost. He called his November ballot initiative – a proposal to require voter approval before the state issues revenue bonds for public works projects...
  • WATCH: LATINOS & HISPANICS FOR TRUMP: OPERATION TACO BOWL LIVE STREAM

    08/28/2016 8:57:30 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 40 replies
    RSBN ^ | 8-28-2016 | RSBN
    All - there's an event in Annaheim, CA that will be live-streamed via RSBN today: Operation Taco Bowl Sunday, August 28, 2016: LIVE stream coverage of the Latinos for Trump Operation Taco Bowl event! Coverage will begin at 2:00 PM PT. Ya don’t wanna miss this one, folks! http://rsbn.tv/watch-latinos-for-trump-operation-taco-bowl-live-stream/
  • (San Fran) Women to go topless Sunday, protesting laws that discriminate against female breasts

    08/27/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2016 | Brandon Mercer
    The proper headline for this story could be: "Women go topless to protest inequality." "Men put on bikini tops to protest inequality." "UFO religion leader promotes topless protests nationwide." "Race car driver abducted by aliens launches topless movement as part of spiritual awakening" Or, "Women can go topless whenever they want San Francisco, so who cares if they do it Sunday?" Any of the above would be accurate. As women take off their bras and blouses in Union Square Sunday, and men don string bikinis tops in solidarity, the San Francisco Go Topless day celebrants may not realize the strange...
  • Overworked San Jose Officers Camping Out in Parking Lot

    08/26/2016 10:06:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Ian Cull
    Some SJPD cops are working so much overtime, they're forced to stay in RVs at department headquartersThe officer shortage at the San Jose Police Department is hitting a critical point as officers say they're forced to work so much overtime that some are camping out in the parking lot. It's beginning to look like an RV park next to police headquarters. Inside the motor homes, officers are just trying to get what little sleep they can. "You don't know when you're a San Jose police officer when you're going home," said James Gonzales, vice president of the San Jose Police...
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • Jaycee Dugard Loses Federal Appeal Against Parole Officers: Court

    08/26/2016 2:01:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe and held in Antioch by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officers liable for failing to supervise her captor. The ruling was made seven years to the day she was rescued - on Aug. 26, 2009. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already ruled on this case in March, but Friday's decision was an expanded version of their original opinion. Friday's opinion now becomes a legal precedent. Dugard had argued, unsuccessfully, that federal parole officers failed to...
  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • “All-gender” bathroom bill heads to Jerry Brown

    08/23/2016 6:10:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Anshu Siripurapu
    The day after a federal judge blocked the Obama administration’s guidelines regarding bathroom access for transgender students, a bill requiring single-user bathrooms in California to be labeled “all-gender” cleared its final legislative hurdle and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • California Senate Bill Benefits Taxpayer-Financed Union Slush Fund

    08/22/2016 8:39:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    This is about the labor groups coming and trying to silence one voice and eliminate the ability of nonunion workers to have a voice in the political sphere The Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978 is rearing its ugly head once again in the California Legislature, as it roars to the end of the 2015-16 session. The idea behind the “Labor Management Cooperation Committee” ostensibly is to improve communication between representatives of Labor and Management, expand and improve working relationships between worker and managers, and to ensure health and safety working conditions in the construction industry, among other stated goals. But...
  • Ronald Reagan Smacks the Hippies

    08/20/2016 11:15:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfg9WL6j5V4And now boys and girls by popular demand, Califonria Governor Ronald Reagan at his best!!
  • Zika cases jump to 170 in California, sparking travel warnings

    08/19/2016 10:14:53 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/19/2016 | Susan Abram
    California health officials on Friday urged travelers returning home from the Olympics as well as countries where Zika is spreading to continue to wear insect repellent and to practice safe sex for several more weeks, to help prevent the spread of the virus in the Golden State. While Zika is spread primarily through the bite of the black-and-white-striped Aedes mosquito, the virus also can be passed through sex, health officials said. They are mostly concerned with people returning home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, because Brazil has been hit hard by the virus. “Continue using insect repellent to...
  • Why More California Schools Start in Early August

    08/18/2016 11:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.For some children in Los Angeles County, the first day of school has seemed to move earlier and earlier into August. That change has left some parents wondering what happened to school typically starting after Labor Day? In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the...
  • California Legislative Spending Rampage Continues

    08/18/2016 7:24:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Katy Grimes
    If there is any doubt that this Democrat-controlled Legislature is on a spending rampage, take a look at the legislation below currently blowing through the Assembly and Senate All Democrat-authored bills AB 1770 (Asm. Luis Alejo) makes non-citizens who are in the U.S. legally eligible for the California Food Assistance Program. AB 1770 is on suspense. AB 1809 (Asm. Patty Lopez) eliminates the consideration of an individual’s assets as a condition of eligibility for CalWORKS. AB 1809 is currently being held in a committee. SB 1010 (Sen. Ed Hernández) requires health plans and insurers to report information about prescription drug...
  • Court rejects challenge to restrictive ‘may-issue’ concealed carry (CA)

    08/17/2016 9:39:53 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    A federal appeals court this week sided with California Attorney General Kamala Harris and declined to rehear a combined case that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm for self-defense in public.
  • 9th Circuit Court bars feds from prosecuting medical marijuana cases

    08/16/2016 8:25:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/16/2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal agency to show that 10 pending cases in California and Washington state violated medical marijuana laws in those states before continuing with prosecutions.
  • Alleged Stalker Posts Videos Of Him Picking Up Women In Downtown L.A., Sparking Outrage

    08/16/2016 8:58:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CBS2LA ^ | 08/15/2016 | Rachel Kim
    A self-proclaimed pickup artist who roams the streets of downtown Los Angeles has many people on alert. One of the videos Dan Cilley posted on YouTube shows him aggressively approaching women saying things like “Can I get an image of your butt? Are you 18 years old? Sorry if I creeped you out or anything. I don’t want to touch you or do you want to touch me?” In the footage, he’s the admitted “Downtown L.A. predator – that’s what people call me.” ... Blair Besten is the executive director of Historic Core Business Improvement District, which works with police...
  • California Assembly Passes Bill To Curb “Policing For Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture

    08/16/2016 11:29:39 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 13 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8-16-16 | Reality of Sense
    August 15, 2016 the California Assembly voted 66-8 to pass a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 443 (SB443) last year. The legislation sets additional restrictions on the state to prevent abuses from civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that observers such as the Institute for Justice (IJ) have called “legal plunder.” SB443 passed in the state Senate last summer by a resounding 38-1 vote. But the Assembly failed to pass the...
  • Arson suspect arrested in Clayton fire in Lake County CA (Many pictures))

    08/16/2016 10:40:14 AM PDT · by rey · 8 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | RANDI ROSSMANN, DEREK MOORE AND ANGELA HART
    Authorities on Monday arrested a 40-year-old Clearlake man suspected of igniting the destructive wildfire that ripped through Lower Lake, burning more than 175 homes and businesses and causing more than $10 million in damage before crews managed to halt its spread.
  • Orwellian CA Bill: Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

    08/16/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 17 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8/16/2016 | Reality of Sense
    Planned Parenthood wielding new hammer against free speech. This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central. First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos. That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and...
  • This girl’s hair is so long that she can wear it as a shirt

    08/16/2016 12:15:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun August 10, 2016 | Sarah Barns
    A teenager who hasn’t cut her hair for five years has locks so long she can now “wear it” instead of clothes. Sara Beygi, 19, who is known as “Madame Kush” to her Instagram fans, has been dubbed the “real-life Rapunzel” thanks to her flowing brunette locks. The Californian’s mane currently totals 3 feet 7 inches in length
  • California On Pace For 1 Million Gun Sales In 2016

    08/15/2016 4:15:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Gun sales in California are on pace to break records — perhaps even to reach 1 million sales by the end of calendar year 2016, according to Southern California Public Radio station KPCC. There were 554,203 guns sold “through late July,” which puts last year’s annual sales figure of approximately 890,000 well within reach.
  • Lower Lake burning; Clayton fire forces evacuation of Clearlake residents

    08/14/2016 7:18:46 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Christi Warren
    Commercial structures in downtown Lower Lake and residences were in flames Sunday afternoon as the Clayton fire exploded, forcing thousands of people to flee homes and abandon businesses. By 5 p.m. flames had engulfed numerous commercial buildings in Lower Lake along Main Street, including the town’s post office, a tire store, a funeral home and restaurants, despite the combined efforts of firefighters, water tankers and helicopters. State Sen. Mike McGuire, who was on the fire lines Sunday with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, saw the blaze burn down into Lower Lake on Sunday afternoon. “Lower Lake may be completely lost,”...
  • Request for non-white roommates sparks uproar at Claremont Colleges in California

    08/14/2016 8:51:50 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 14, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    A collective of colleges in Los Angeles suburb has been in an uproar for the past week over Facebook posts from students with one request for housing: No white roommates. A Facebook post from Karé Ureña, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges, asked for fellow students to join an off-campus house for the upcoming school year. “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I don’t want to live with any white folks.” The post, first reported by the Claremont Independent student magazine, sparked outrage from the campus and...
  • Attention Californians--Sign petition to restore Your Constitutionally Protected Gun Rights

    08/13/2016 11:50:18 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 17 replies
    Calling all Californians. Protect your gun rights from the evil left! Go to local gun store and sign Petition!
  • Report: Businesses leaving or curbing operations in state (CA)

    08/13/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/13/2016 | Kevin Smith
    California’s costly tax and regulatory policies prompted more than 10,000 businesses to leave the state, reduce their operations or curtail plans to locate here between 2008 and 2015, according to a report from Spectrum Location Solutions. The Irvine-based company conducts site-selection studies and other assessments to help businesses relocate to optimum states and locales for their operations. Some of their clients include corporations that have relocated out of California, like Honda. The report, “California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 20082015,” reveals that at least 1,687 California disinvestment events occurred during that period, a count that reflects only those that became...
  • Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

    08/12/2016 11:58:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-11-2016 | Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
    In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live with any white folks,” wrote Karé Ureña, who is black. The online comments touched off a debate this week over race at Pitzer and neighboring...
  • Ca legislative leaders agree to compromise on oppressive LGBT anti-religion bill

    08/11/2016 8:08:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/11/2016 | n/a
    Legislative leaders in the California Legislature have agreed to modify Bill SB 1146, which has been called the most oppressive LGBT anti-religious bill in the country. The move was praised by leaders of major Christian colleges in California, who say they will now support it. But state pro-family activists warn that the compromise still keeps in some terrible parts of it. They are perplexed that church leaders would agree to it. They vow to keep fighting to kill the bill completely. The re-draft was announced yesterday in a Los Angeles Times article yesterday by the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ricardo Lara,...
  • California: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar!” through a bullhorn terrorize church during worship

    08/11/2016 6:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/11/16 | Robert Spencer
    Father Josiah Trenham mentioned “intimidation” to the parishioners of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, and he was quite right: Islamic supremacists and jihadis routinely traffic in intimidation. That’s based on a Qur’anic command: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows” (Qur’an 8:60). When they practice this intimidation, they generally find Westerners — especially Christian leaders — unwilling and unable to do anything in response but submit to...
  • California woman holds party before ending her life

    08/11/2016 1:56:20 PM PDT · by rey · 92 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Aug 2016
    In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, held the gathering to say farewell before becoming one of the first Californians to take a take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.
  • Wells Fargo Won’t Do Business With Online Knife Sellers

    08/11/2016 9:27:34 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/10/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    A major knives manufacturer from central California says his company was denied access to an internet payment processing service because they sell weapons online, raising questions about whether an anti-fraud program called Operation Choke Point is continuing to block legal businesses in the firearms and weapons industries from accessing basic banking services.
  • Dairy groups blast methane reductions: ‘Cows expel gas so they don’t explode’

    08/11/2016 8:59:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    California’s attempt to curb emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is facing vocal opposition from a dairy industry that fears government meddling in the flatulence of its cows. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has set a goal of slashing methane emissions by 40% by 2030, from 2013 levels, and has targeted the belching and farting – known as “enteric fermentation” – of California’s 5.5 million beef and dairy cows, as well as the manure they create. A strategy document produced by the regulator states that improved manure management practices, new diets for cattle and “gut microbial interventions”...
  • Homeschooling Not Lawful? [California]

    08/09/2016 1:24:03 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    HSLDA ^ | July 25, 2016 | Mike Smith, HSLDA President
    Just when we thought the right to homeschool had been firmly established in California, all of our members in the San Benito High School District received a letter saying, "[U]nder California Law, a home school is not a private school, nor is it a lawful alternative to public school … ." The private school exemption has been used by California homeschoolers since the revival of the movement in the late ’70s. Many school districts and the California Department of Education took the same position that the San Benito High School is now taking. But despite years of official opposition in...
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...
  • Effort to Recall CA Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom After Gun Grab

    08/08/2016 3:27:58 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Welcome to the effort to recall Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom and Governor Jerry Brown have been involved in a series of debilitating actions against the Constitution of California and the United States and have waged a war against the working people of the state. Newsom is pushing an effort to undermine the few gun rights left for California residents. California’s already obscene gun laws are the strictest in the country. Now it will get a whole lot worse. California’s efforts have nearly destroyed the in-state gun industry and the rights of citizens to carry. It’s time for the people...
  • Clinton drawing record cash from Silicon Valley despite techies' cool embrace

    08/07/2016 10:40:17 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 08/06/201 | Matthew Artz
    Four years ago, Meg Whitman burned the midnight oil raising money for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, while Johnvey Hwang volunteered 100-hour weeks building apps for Barack Obama. But today they're on the same side. Eight years after left-leaning technology executives and workers first threw their enthusiastic support to Obama, a new alliance has formed to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.
  • They Take Your Assets, Then Let You Get Them Back

    08/07/2016 7:32:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7 Aug, 2016 | Debra Saunders
    Republican political consultant Mike Madrid isn't used to getting calls from the ACLU, and yet he has found himself working with the civil liberties group because some practices are so egregious that Republicans and Democrats should have no trouble finding common cause. The issue is civil asset forfeiture -- also known as "policing for profit." The federal government can seize your property, and the only way you can get it back is to prove you are not guilty of a crime. California law prohibits local authorities from permanently seizing most property without a conviction, but there's a loophole in the...
  • LA Mayor: Trump victory could turn off IOC voters to '24 bid

    08/06/2016 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2016 7:50 PM EDT | Stephen Wilson
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged Saturday that the results of November’s U.S. presidential election could weigh heavily on his city’s chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics, saying that a victory by Donald Trump could turn off IOC voters. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Garcetti also said Los Angeles could offer “the last, best hope” for the United States to host the Summer Olympics again before the American people begin “tuning out” from the games. Garcetti, a 45-year-old Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, is in Brazil to observe the Rio de Janeiro Games and pitch his...
  • Salma Hayek Offers to Lend Trump Copy of ‘U.S. History for Dummies’

    08/06/2016 7:07:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 103 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Salma Hayek appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Wednesday night and suggested that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump read U.S. History for Dummies. “Mr. Trump, I recommend to you to read this book,” the Mexico-born actress said while holding up a copy of U.S. History for Dummies. “I will gladly lend you my copy.” The Sausage Party star was asked by Corden if there was anything that Trump has said during his campaign with which she agrees. “He writes in his book that when he was in first grade, he punched his music teacher because...
  • SFPD union’s dog photo called insult to Black Lives Matter cause (Sanfransicko)

    08/06/2016 5:42:58 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 8-5-16 | Vivian Ho
    The union representing San Francisco police officers published a photograph of two dogs in its monthly newspaper that critics say belittles the Black Lives Matter movement and raises questions about the police force’s commitment to repairing its relationship with communities of color. The picture, which appeared on the back page of the August issue of the San Francisco Police Officers Association Journal, shows a pair of Labrador retrievers, one black and one white. The black dog has a sign around its neck reading, “Black Labs Matter,” while the white dog sports a sign reading, “All Labs Matter.”
  • China is flooding Silicon Valley with cash. Here’s what can go wrong. - The Washington Post

    08/05/2016 9:11:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/05/2016 | Elizabeth Dwoskin
    China is flooding Silicon Valley with cash. Here’s what can go wrong. - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/new-wave-of-chinese-start-up-investments-comes-with-complications/2016/08/05/2051db0e-505d-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html "Investment from China into Silicon Valley, excluding real estate, topped $6 BILLION by the end of the first half of 2016, with more than half of that spending taking place in the past 18 months, according to the Rhodium Group research firm. Investors have been spurred by China’s growing wealth over the past decade and a government push to develop innovative technologies — particularly in areas such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, where China still lags."
  • CA Resolution HR 59 "August, Muslim Appreciation Month"

    08/04/2016 7:47:25 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 37 replies
    CA Assembly Resolution HR 59 | 1 August 2016 | Bill Quirk Assemblyman
    Relative to Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST HR 59, as amended, Quirk. DIGEST KEY BILL TEXT WHEREAS, Freedom of religion holds distinction as a cherished right and a foundational value upon which the laws and ethics of the United States are based; and WHEREAS, Enriched by the unparalleled diversity of its residents, the State of California takes great pride in supporting individual religious freedoms and is strengthened by the many varied religious, political, and cultural traditions of its diverse population, including those Americans who practice Islam; and WHEREAS, The history of Islam in this country dates back...
  • California mayor denies being negligent after stolen gun used to kill boy,

    08/03/2016 4:49:34 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The mayor of Stockton, Calif., is pushing back against allegations of negligence after a gun stolen from his home was used in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy, according to reports. The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office stated Friday that one of two guns registered to Mayor Anthony Silva and stolen in separate incidences was identified as the murder weapon in the Feb. 23, 2015, fatal shooting of Rayshawn Harris, CBS News reported.
  • Moon Express Approved for Private Lunar Landing in 2017, a Space First

    08/03/2016 6:52:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 3, 2016 09:25am ET | Mike Wall
    For the first time ever, a private company has permission to land on the moon. The U.S. government has officially approved the planned 2017 robotic lunar landing of California-based Moon Express, which aims to fly commercial missions to Earth's nearest neighbor and help exploit its resources, company representatives announced today (Aug. 3). ... Previously, companies had been able to operate only on or around Earth. The new approval, while exclusive to Moon Express, could therefore serve as an important regulatory guide for deep-space commercial activity in general, Richards said. "Nobody's had a deep-sea voyage yet. We're still charting those waters,"...
  • Ca MassResistance:Full-court press against LGBT anti-religion bill during July legislature recess

    08/02/2016 7:04:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/02/2016 | n/a
    The battle to stop the most aggressive LGBT anti-religious legislation in the country, SB 1146, is continuing in California, with California MassResistance in the thick of the fight. While the California Legislature was in recess during the month of July, the fight intensified. California MassResistance activists personally went to numerous Assembly members’ local offices, and engaged them at their public events. (See below.) They also put the pressure on local city governments to formally oppose the bill. SB 1146 would officially label private Christian colleges with Christian values, morality, and even dorm policies which conflict with the LGBT agenda as...
  • Veto Gunmageddon (California Civil Rights)

    08/01/2016 8:43:04 PM PDT · by TheDon · 10 replies
    Veto Gunmageddon is a group of volunteers dedicated to overturning the recent draconian gun laws passed by the California legislature and signed by Governor Jerry Brown. We are gun owners from all over California who watched with disbelief as the California Legislature bypassed normal procedure to pass strict and clearly unconstitutional gun laws. We have come together and formed “VETO GUNMAGEDDON, CITIZENS OF CALIFORNIA WHO ARE OPPOSED TO PROPOSITION 63, ASSEMBLY BILLS 1135, 1511, 1695, 857 AND SENATE BILLS 880, 1235 AND 1446.  FPPC#1387279”. We are 100% volunteer, and our primary focus is to exercise the people’s veto (a referendum) to...
  • Two San Diego Police Officers Shot

    07/29/2016 12:19:26 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    BREAKING: Two #SDPD Officers have been shot tonight. Their condition is unknown. Keep them in your prayers Update: BREAKING: We have an active search for the suspect(s) in the area of 3800 Boston. Residents need to shelter in place