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  • California schools may face cuts amid skyrocketing pension costs

    01/24/2017 7:03:17 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jill Tucker
    Public schools around California are bracing for a crisis driven by skyrocketing worker pension costs that are expected to force districts to divert billions of dollars from classrooms into retirement accounts, education officials said. The depth of the funding gap became clear to district leaders when they returned from the holiday break: What they contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as CalPERS, will likely double within six years, according to state estimates. CalPERS, a public pension fund with $300 billion in assets that is the country’s largest, manages retirement benefits for 1.8 million current and former city,...
  • Most Californians want 'sanctuary city' policies ended

    01/23/2017 2:04:17 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 26 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | January 20, 2017 | Ted Hilton
    An IGS-UC Berkeley poll shows that 74 percent of Californians want sanctuary cities ended; 65 percent of Hispanics, 70 percent of independents, 73 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans.
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • There’s a right way for Fortress California to hunker down

    01/22/2017 4:04:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 22nd, 2017 | By the Editorial Board
    Saturday’s extraordinary protest marches notwithstanding, California greets President Donald Trump with a fresh eye and high hopes that he will soon earn the benefit of the doubt. But it’s not for nothing that Golden State Democrats have spent the past three months girding for chaos. We extended health insurance to millions under the Affordable Care Act. Trump and the Republican Congress have vowed to dismantle it and replace it with – well, they haven’t yet said what. We are the sixth largest player in the global economy. Trump has vowed to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and bashed...
  • FBI sub-machine gun stolen from California agent's car

    01/22/2017 7:02:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/21/17 | foxnews
    The FBI announced Friday that a sub-machine gun was stolen out of an agent’s car earlier this month outside San Francisco. ADVERTISEMENT The San Francisco Chronicle described the gun as a Heckler & Koch MP5 10 mm. The report said an ammunition magazine and bulletproof vest were also taken from the special agent’s vehicle.
  • Southern California storms raise fears of mudslides, trigger evacuations

    01/22/2017 12:32:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | CBS News
    LOS ANGELES -- California residents evacuated neighborhoods below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third - and largest - in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and warnings about flash flooding and possible mudslides.  The National Weather Service warned that the system was expected to gain strength throughout the day and could be the strongest in at least seven years. Flash flood watches and warnings were in effect for swaths of greater Los Angeles, where mountain areas could see more than 2 inches of rain.  Authorities ordered evacuations near wildfire burn areas in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles...
  • Woman slashes Trump sign with knife, says it 'ruined her chill'

    01/22/2017 11:19:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | January 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Managing Editor
    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - A California woman was arrested Friday in the Florida Keys after she slashed a President Donald Trump sign, telling deputies she did it because the sign "ruined her chill," Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. Elizabeth McSurdy, 30, of Oakland, California, faces charges of criminal mischief and aggravated assault stemming from the incident at R&T Vinyl Signs in Big Pine Key. The owners of the business told deputies that a woman had slashed their vinyl Trump sign and threatened them while holding a knife in her hand. One of the men took a...
  • Evacuations ordered as biggest storm in years moves into Southern California (drought over)

    01/22/2017 11:06:26 AM PST · by PilotDave · 37 replies
    LA times ^ | Elmahrk and Serna
    The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010, prompting at least two cities in burn-scarred areas to issue evacuation notices in advance of heavy rain, flooding and possible mudslides. Light rain was falling across the region Sunday morning, with more intense rain expected as the day progresses. The heaviest rain was expected Sunday afternoon and evening.
  • California unveils sweeping plan to combat climate change (Idiots running the asylum alert)

    01/22/2017 10:05:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 20, 2017
    California released an ambitious plan to cut the state's output of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions on Friday, the same day that newly-minted Trump administration signaled it will undo federal U.S. carbon regulations. [Snip] The plan includes an extension of the state's controversial carbon cap and trade program ...
  • Flash Flood Advisory Issued for Fish Fire Burn Areas

    01/21/2017 9:13:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | January 20, 2017 | Alexander Nguyen
    LOS ANGELES, CA -- The second storm in a series of three struck the Southland Friday, bringing heavy rain, high winds, high surf and a risk of thunderstorms and waterspouts. Friday's storm will be the coldest of the three, and its heaviest rainfall will occur during daytime hours, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood advisory was issued for site of the Fish Fire in Duarte and the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita until 4:45 p.m. Friday for fear that rain could trigger flows of mud and debris down slopes stripped bare in wildfires. There is a significant...
  • Obama To Make History With Friday Arrival In Palm Springs

    01/19/2017 2:28:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    KMIR NBC Palm Springs ^ | January 19, 2017 | Vince Marino
    Post-presidential visits to the desert are nothing new. Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Ford all came to the Coachella Valley after their time in office. President Obama though will make history Friday when he becomes the first president to head straight for the desert the moment he becomes a private citizen. After all, they don't call the Coachella Valley "the playground of presidents" for no reasons.
  • California ‘Accidentally’ Releases Info of 3,500 Firearms Instructors

    01/19/2017 7:54:13 AM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The state of California “accidentally” released the private information of nearly 3,500 firearms instructors in October 2016. The information was released as part of the response to a Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) reporter’s Freedom of Information Act request. The reporter was seeking information on state Firearms Safety Certifications. Fox News reports that information on “3,424 firearms instructors” was inadvertently released. That information contained “dates of birth, driver’s license numbers and California identification numbers.” On December 28, 2016 — over two months after the release of information was discovered — “the California Department of Justice sent out a letter to...
  • Fearing Trump, California drops undocumented health insurance request

    01/18/2017 10:46:40 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article127360849.html ^ | 01-18-2017 | By JIM MILLER, Sacramento Bee copied by Gina Cassini
    <p>California Democrats have been showing defiance towards President-Elect Donald Trump since the election, promising to resist his immigration policies, keep their murderous “Sanctuary cities” and pledging to extend medical insurance coverage to millions of illegal aliens.</p> <p>It was all an act.</p>
  • $1.9B miscalculation adds to California deficit projection

    01/18/2017 10:40:06 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 36 replies
    KCRA/AP ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | AP
    Brown administration miscalculated costs for state's Medi-Cal program
  • Portions of Highway 89 buried under 30 feet of snow near Emerald Bay

    01/17/2017 8:19:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17th, 2017 | By Cathy Locke
    A 4-mile section of Highway 89 on either side of Emerald Bay remains closed, with some sections buried in up to 30 feet of snow, according to the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans maintenance crews are working to clear the highway, but with more storms expected this week, the highway won’t reopen until an extended period of dry weather allows workers to safely clear the area of snow and debris, according to a Caltrans news release. Motorists traveling between the south shore of Lake Tahoe and the north or west shore will have to use Highway 50 and Highway 28....
  • Former Ariz. Gov. Napolitano hospitalized due to side effects from cancer treatment

    01/17/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 24 replies
    12 News KPNX ^ | 1/17/2017 | staff
    The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor, is in the hospital due to side effects from cancer treatment. UC said she was diagnosed with cancer at the end of August and her treatment is almost complete. She has continued to work at "full capacity," according to the university, while undergoing the treatment. Due to side effects, she was hospitalized Monday and is expected to be discharged this week, UC officials said.
  • Tiny Moth Named for President-Elect Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 7:56:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Mindy Weisberger, Live Science
    A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump. Yellow and white scales topping the moth's head resemble Trump's signature hairstyle, inspiring the name Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, wrote evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari, a researcher from Ottowa, Canada, in a new study. The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. The wall that the president-elect has proposed building along the border between the two countries could divide that stretch. Nazari discovered the new species while examining moth...
  • Corrupt California Ag Labor Board Chair Resigns; Gov. Reappoints Crooked Former Chairwoman

    01/17/2017 6:33:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Katy Grimes
    The corrupt ALRB is not only working overtime to deprive Latino farm workers their right to vote on labor union representation, it is now the state board where washed-up state legislators and useful idiots go to serve Removing all doubt that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board is a Marxist tool for unionization, William B. Gould IV, Gov. Jerry Brown‘s appointed Chairman of the board, announced his resignation Friday, in a cranky letter complaining that farm workers don’t want to join the United Farmworkers Union. Gould’s resignation also proved that he never was an unbiased arbiter of the agency, despite...
  • Register to vote with Yes California's "Californian National Party"!

    01/16/2017 10:42:08 AM PST · by MeganC · 80 replies
    Via email from http://www.yescalifornia.org/ ^ | January 16, 2017 | Yes California
    Friend -- The cause of Californian independence requires us to adopt multiple lines of attack. Yes California is busy working to qualify a ballot measure that will give us the chance to hold a vote on independence on March 5, 2019. Register to volunteer to collect signatures if you haven't already, or chip in a few bucks if you can't. Now there's another way you can help the cause of independence and it will take just a few minutes. Yes California is reorganizing its political party, the Californian National Party, to begin running pro-independence candidates to local, county, and state...
  • Freshperson senator Kamala Harris grills CIA nominee over … wait for it … climate change

    01/15/2017 1:07:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/17 | Matthew Vadum
    It’s time to build the wall — around California At a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s CIA director nominee, newly minted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) focused on what’s really important in the world of intelligence gathering: global warming. “In the past you have questioned the scientific consensus on climate change,” Harris asked CIA nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas).
  • Peter Thiel considering bid for California governor (Pro-Trump, multi-billions, for CA independence)

    01/15/2017 7:35:51 AM PST · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/14/17 06:25 PM EST | By Alex Isenstadt
    Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has been discussing a prospective bid with a small circle of advisers, including Rob Morrow, who has emerged as his political consigliere. (please see link for full article)
  • Drought and storms prove again California needs more storage

    01/15/2017 9:29:21 AM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15th, 2017 | By Dan Walters
    After a half-decade of drought, California has been buffeted this winter by a series of powerful rain and snowstorms that dumped countless billions of gallons of water on the state’s watersheds. Some of the deluge was captured in the form of mountain snows that will feed rivers and streams during the annual spring melt. But at lower elevations, it was rain, some retained in man-made reservoirs that had become seriously depleted, but most flowing swiftly to the Pacific Ocean. At one point last week, flows on the Sacramento River and its American River tributary were more than 130,000 cubic feet...
  • Chargers Fans Offered Ways to Cover up Bolts Tattoos

    01/14/2017 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur, Artie Ojeda and Monica Garske
    Some Chargers fans were so dedicated to the team that along with wearing Bolts gear, they also sport tattoos inspired by the NFL team. But with the team deciding to move from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, many San Diego residents are now calling themselves "former" fans. When the team announced its big move Thursday, some angry fans threw away their jerseys in a growing pile outside of Chargers Park Thursday. One person was even arrested for setting their jersey on fire. Other former fans are now taking their Chargers' gear to the Sports Arena to...
  • Peter Thiel considering bid for California governor

    01/14/2017 5:42:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Alex Isenstadt
    Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has been discussing a prospective bid with a small circle of advisers, including Rob Morrow, who has emerged as his political consigliere. Morrow has worked at Clarium Capital, the San Francisco-based investment management firm and hedge fund that Thiel started. Those who have been in t
  • California's bullet train is hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar overrun, a confidential [tr]

    01/14/2017 6:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2017 2:45 PM | Ralph Vartabedian
    California’s bullet train could cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated — as much as $3.6 billion more. And that’s just for the first 118 miles through the Central Valley, which was supposed to be the easiest part of the route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A confidential Federal Railroad Administration risk analysis, obtained by The Times, projects that building bridges, viaducts, trenches and track from Merced to Shafter, just north of Bakersfield, could cost $9.5 billion to $10 billion, compared with the original budget of $6.4 billion. The federal document outlines far-reaching management problems: significant delays in environmental planning,...
  • California's bullet train hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar overrun, federal report warns

    01/14/2017 4:56:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/14/2017 | Ralph Vartabedian
    California’s bullet train could cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated — as much as $3.6 billion more. And that’s just for the first 118 miles through the Central Valley, which was supposed to be the easiest part of the route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A confidential Federal Railroad Administration risk analysis, obtained by The Times, projects that building bridges, viaducts, trenches and track from Merced to Shafter, just north of Bakersfield, could cost $9.5 billion to $10 billion, compared with the original budget of $6.4 billion. The federal document outlines far-reaching management problems: significant delays in environmental planning,...
  • Weekly Update: New Border Terror Threat?

    01/14/2017 11:22:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    California-DC Corruption Connection Trump Makes Good Moves On Ethics Issue Shootout at U.S. Consulate Part of Terrorist Attack Plan for Inauguration California-DC Corruption Connection I’ve often observed that, when it comes to public policy, the Obama Justice Department has been a locus of evil. And therefore it was concerning to see that the man who ran that Obama agency for years, the disgraced Eric Holder, has gotten himself a new, government-related gig. On January 4 liberal California legislative leaders announced that they are using tax dollars to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to assist...
  • Northern California has escaped the drought. Can it carry the state?

    01/12/2017 6:48:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 12th, 2017 | By Dale Kasler, Phillip Reese and Ryan Sabalow
    After five years, is the drought over? The feds seem to think so, at least as far as Sacramento and most of Northern California are concerned. Thanks to an unusually wet winter, the closely watched U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday that 42 percent of California now is considered free of drought. That includes Northern California from the Bay Area to the Oregon border. When the “water year” began in October, only 17 percent of the state was drought free, and a year ago the figure was 3 percent. Several other experts agreed that considerable progress has been made in alleviating...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s Holy War Against Climate Change

    01/12/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Katy Grimes
    Brown's reign of madness over California. Halting Brown foolish hysteria is only the first step in saving California. Climate change is California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “crusade,” his jihad, his holy war. Yet Gov. Brown’s climate change and drought policy is flooded with a manic madness - never has his manic obsession with climate change been more evident. California’s drought conditions are actually historically normal; water shortages are created by incompetent and scheming government In March on Meet the Press, after declaring Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Brown said, “We are running...
  • Not so fast: California Republican says hiring Holder to fight Trump violates state constitution

    01/12/2017 4:53:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    A California GOP lawmaker is challenging the hiring of former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to fight the Trump administration, saying it may violate the California Constitution. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has asked the California Attorney General’s office to investigate whether legislative Democrats ran afoul of the law by retaining Mr. Holder and his law firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 per month to do a job that can be performed by state employees. Mr. Holder was hired last week by the California legislature, which is controlled by Democrats, as outside counsel to provide advice on “our efforts to resist any attempts...
  • California Pays For Murderers Sex-Change

    01/12/2017 3:49:58 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | John and Ken
    John and Ken detail just how out of control California's (and really, society as a whole) "fiscal common sense" is and why we as a state will stay in the red. So when a friend says schools are broke... point this story out to them: >>>>>>> California taxpayers will be funding a convicted murder's sex change operation, according to the prisoner's attorneys. Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, who is serving a life sentence for murder, will be receiving "sex-reassignment surgery" and will be transferred to a women's prison, the Los Angeles Times reported. The state of California will cover much of...
  • California Storm Video featuring the good folks who take care of us all

    01/12/2017 10:24:21 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    CHP-Truckee ^ | 1.11.17 | Website
    Everyone knows of the giant storm that is burying the Sierras. This short video was taken on frozen Highway 80 near Donner Pass
  • Paving the Road to Hell: California Decriminalizes Child Prostitution

    01/11/2017 8:11:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2017 | By Carol M. Swain and Steve Feazel
    Often, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. This expression certainly applies to California’s SB 1322, which prohibits the arrest, and in most cases, the detention, of minors engaged in the sex trade. The intent of the law is to treat these children as victims rather than criminals. However, instead of protecting children, the law will likely create more victims. SB 1322 allows for a child prostitute to be apprehended and temporarily held by law enforcement but not arrested or charged with a crime. The child can then be placed in a safe environment by the Department of...
  • Storms are making a dent in California's drought [Trump Effect? Obama cited Sea Level!]

    01/10/2017 9:54:56 AM PST · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/10/2017 | Paige St. John, Louis Sahagun, Joseph Serna & Corina Knoll
    A lull in a series of powerful winter storms gave Northern California a chance Monday to clean up from widespread flooding while also assessing how all that moisture is altering the state’s once-grim drought picture. A few big storms alone won’t end the six-year drought, but there were growing signs that the so-called atmospheric river was making a major dent.
  • CALIFORNIA COMRADES CHOOSE COMRADE HOLDER

    01/10/2017 9:40:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Katy Grimes
    California Comrades: anti-American, anti-Constitution, anti-religion movement of Marxists in America Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. —Eric Holder In Part One of this series, we exposed the Chicano Marxist take over of the California legislature and their plans to defy federal immigration laws and expected actions of the incoming Trump administration. Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination of Xavier Becerra to be California’s next Attorney General was the first of many steps to protect the pervasive lawlessness of the radical left. Becerra has already taken an aggressive and combative stance against President-elect Donald...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

    01/09/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 9:45pm EST | Sharon Bernstein
    A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the state’s constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the state’s own lawyers can do. […] Kiley’s request came on the eve of hearings in the...
  • Judicial Watch Seeks Eric Holder Contract Documents from California Legislature

    01/09/2017 12:28:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 9, 2017
    (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a records request with the California Legislature Joint Rules Committee seeking to examine legislative records regarding the state’s employment of former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.: All contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling. All communications between the California Legislature and former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling about the Legislature’s retention of Holder and/or Covington and Burling. On January 4, 2017, California legislative leaders announced that they have hired Holder to assist...
  • Large Brawl At Mall Leads To Pandemonium At Westfield Culver City

    01/09/2017 9:34:18 AM PST · by Jack Black · 73 replies
    CBS LA.com ^ | 1/12/17 | - unattributed by CBS -
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — A large fight at the Westfield Culver City mall Saturday led to pandemonium at the facility, officials said. The mall, formerly known as the Fox Hills Mall, was unable to handle a brawl between as many as 50 juveniles. Culver City Police were dispatched to handle the brawl. A SWAT team was also dispatched. Reports of a male with a gun, or an active shooter on scene, appeared to be erroneous. After police arrived, teens running through the mall appeared to set off panic among some shoppers. There were no reports of arrests or injuries. The...
  • 'Know Your Rights' campaigns pop up ahead of Trump's inauguration (Illegals and Muslims)

    01/09/2017 4:01:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tatiana Sanchez, Tribune News Service
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — When shoppers walk into Mi Pueblo Foods to pick up fresh produce in the next few weeks, they'll also get a lesson on their legal and civil rights. The grocery retailer, which serves a heavily Latino clientele and supports a variety of community initiatives and educational programs, has partnered with the San Jose-based organization SIREN in an effort to inform the public — and in particular immigrants — of their constitutional rights in a variety of settings. During informational sessions at select stores, customers can learn about what to do if, for example, a law enforcement...
  • Radical Queer Activist Arrested In Murder Of Woman At UC-Berkeley

    01/08/2017 4:25:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 7, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A radical left-wing activist who attends the University of California, Berkeley is the prime suspect in a fatal stabbing, and all one of his friends cares about is that he's labeled by his preferred pronoun in news articles covering the crime. Pablo Gomez Jr., 24, is suspected of stabbing one woman to death in Berkeley on Friday and injuring another in a separate incident. He was arrested by police in Burbank on Saturday afternoon. Berkeleyside, an independent news outlet in the liberal enclave, published a detailed account of the story on Friday. But it corrected the piece after a friend...
  • Calexit:Urging a Yes Vote

    01/07/2017 1:55:18 PM PST · by cvolkay · 56 replies
    Volkay's Volcano ^ | 01/07/2017 | Chris Volkay
    CalExit is the "Brainchild" of these leftists crybabies here in California to withdraw California from the union. You see, now that Trump and his Horrible Deplorables have taken over, it's just too much for the prissy-pants wittle snowflakes to brook. They need their little shelters to shield them from reality. So now they want to take California and stomp home with it like it is their ball on the playground. To which I say, why the hell not. Get out, please, go as far away as possible and then keep going.
  • How the University of California exploited a visa loophole to move tech jobs to India

    01/07/2017 7:35:58 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-6-2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    Using a visa loophole to fire well-paid U.S. information technology workers and replace them with low-paid immigrants from India is despicable enough when it’s done by profit-making companies such as Southern California Edison and Walt Disney Co. But the latest employer to try this stunt sets a new mark in what might be termed “job laundering.” It’s the University of California. Experts in the abuse of so-called H-1B visas say UC is the first public university to send the jobs of American IT staff offshore. That’s not a distinction UC should wear proudly. UC is training software engineers at the...
  • War with Russia over emails? Trump to Palestine: You Don’t Exist! [radio]

    01/07/2017 6:43:10 AM PST · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 7, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    King Henry IV, when converting to Catholicism to reunite a fractured France, famously stated “Paris vaut une messe” (Paris is worth a mass). Is the United States worth John Podesta’s “hacked” emails? If you ask Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham, apparently John’s emails are worth risking war with Russia. In pushing this idea of “Russian hacking,” many in Congress have lost all sense of proportion – and, we might add, a basic grasp of the facts. Internationally, President Elect Donald Trump has decisively turned the page in the Middle East. While there is speculation that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu...
  • Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

    01/06/2017 12:53:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The East Bay Express ^ | January 6, 2017 | Nick Miller
    Congress met today to put a stamp on Donald Trump's electoral college win, but local Rep. Barbara Lee and other House members disputed his victory. "Congress is convening for a joint session to certify the votes of the electoral college. Given the deeply troubling incidents of disenfranchisement and the overwhelming evidence of Russian interference, I am challenging the electoral vote certification," Lee wrote on Facebook about a half-hour ago. The representative was joined by several house members who opposed Trump's win due to voter-suppression tactics in states. "During this presidential cycle, hundreds of thousands of voters — primarily voters of...
  • Across California, pro-lifers to rally in January 2017

    01/06/2017 7:37:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    CNA ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | CNA/EWTN News
    San Diego, Calif., Jan 5, 2017 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across the state for pro-life advocacy and encouragement. San Diego will host its Fifth Annual Walk for Life in the historic Balboa Park at 6th and Laurel at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21. The event theme is “Real People, Real Stories.”
  • California braces for 'once-in-10-year' storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards

    01/05/2017 8:46:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 5th, 2017 | Joseph Serna and Matt Hamiltonv Contact Reporters
    ierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet forecasters are calling it an "atmospheric river." Up to 12 inches of rain below 8,500 feet is expected, and massive amounts of snow — up to 6 feet — above that elevation. A fifth, colder storm two days behind will drop yet more heavy snow. “It’s a once-in-10-year event,” said Zach Tolby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno. “It’s the strongest storm we’ve seen in a long...
  • Mexican woman pleads guilty to bribing US border inspector

    01/05/2017 9:11:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2017 7:51 PM EST
    A Mexican woman has pleaded guilty to bribing a U.S. border inspector in San Diego with cash and sexual favors for allowing people to enter the country illegally. Miriam Juarez’s plea agreement, disclosed Thursday in federal court, says she helped smuggle at least 10 people in cars from November 2015 to September 2016 at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing, charging them $15,000 each. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Cota has pleaded not guilty to charges of smuggling and receiving bribes. …
  • CHICANO MARXISTS PREPARE FOR BATTLE WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

    01/05/2017 10:28:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Katy Grimes and Megan Barth
    CA Marxists Ramping Up Destabilization of the Golden State As Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán, we are a nationalist movement of Indigenous Gente that lay claim to the land that is ours by birthright. As a nationalist movement we seek to free our people from the exploitation of an oppressive society that occupies our land. Thus, the principle of nationalism serves to preserve the cultural traditions of La Familia de La Raza and promotes our identity as a Chicana/Chicano Gente. M.E.CH.A Immediately following the November election, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D) to replace State Attorney...
  • Shocker: state sidestep federal laws during Trump presidency

    01/05/2017 6:44:53 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 4, 2017 | Doug Powers
    You’ve got to hand it to the Dem-controlled California state legislature: When you’re seeking ways to fight back against people who are insisting that federal laws should apply to everyone, look no further than the former chief law enforcement officer in the land under Barack Obama who was found in contempt of Congress: The California Legislature hired former Attorney General Eric Holder as it prepares for expected battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Numerous cities in the state are sanctuary cities, and Democrats have been gearing up to battle Trump’s immigration policies that would...
  • ‘Give the Man a Chance:’ San Quentin Inmates Who Supported Clinton Say Trump Deserves a Shot

    01/04/2017 7:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    "Economically, he is going to do for the country what has not been done in modern history." — The "Oracle of San Quentin"“Welcome to prison.” Rahsaan Thomas greets me with a firm handshake and a big grin inside the Catholic chapel at San Quentin. It's job fair day at the prison in December, and things are busier than usual. Thirty seven inmates, including Thomas, are interviewing with 33 potential employers from around the Bay Area. They are hopeful. In the bright scenario that they make it out of prison, they could get hired by the owners of yoga studios, dog...