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  • Victors emerge in down-ballot statewide races (Democrats denied super-majority CA Senate)

    06/06/2018 8:21:14 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Jun 6, 2018 | The Associated Press
    12:20 a.m. Wednesday California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate. Voters in an Orange County district on Tuesday elected former Republican Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang in a recall election against a Democrat. Voters removed Democratic Sen. Josh Newman from office over his vote to raise gas taxes last year. That means Senate Democrats won't hold the two-thirds majority needed to pass tax and fee increases. Newman narrowly won the traditionally Republican district in the 2016 election, and both parties saw him as vulnerable. A Republican-backed effort to repeal the tax increase is likely to be on...
  • Low-income Californians most vulnerable as climate change exacerbates air pollution, report says

    04/30/2018 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 29, 2018 | By CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT
    California’s air pollution levels are among the worst in the country, and climate change is making the situation worse, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. Despite the state’s efforts to reign in air pollution, 90 percent of California residents are exposed to unhealthy air at some point during the year, according to the State of the Air 2018 report. While air pollution is bad for everyone’s health, low-income communities, children, seniors, and people with underlying health problems tend to be most impacted when ozone and particle pollution levels soar, experts said. Afif El-Hasan, a pediatrician in...
  • Irvine Man Charged With Hate Crimes After ‘Kill Lists’ of Jewish Community Members...

    04/19/2018 10:24:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | Posted 8:19 PM, April 19, 2018, by | Erika Martin
    The stash of violent and offensive material was discovered after Rose allegedly told a family member about his desire to kill people, specifically mentioning threats against Jewish people, on Monday. The relative called Orange police, who searched his Irvine home the next day, DA’s officials said. A set of steps titled “killing my first Jew” was found there along with the bullets, anti-Semitic pamphlets and lists of targets, prosecutors said. Papers that mention St. Barbara Russian Orthodox Church in Lake Forest and the Beth Jacob Congregation and St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine were also uncovered, according to a...
  • Fearing Chaos, National Democrats Plunge Into Midterm Primary Fights

    04/21/2018 3:56:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | April 21, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    FULLERTON, Calif. — The Democrats’ message to Mai Khanh Tran was polite but unsparing. With half a dozen Democrats running for Congress in her Orange County district, they showed her a discouraging poll and argued that she could not win — and risked fracturing the party in the June primary election.Ms. Tran pointedly replied that she was “the only qualified woman, the only immigrant and the only physician in the race.”“I said to them, frankly, let the voters decide,” recalled Ms. Tran, a pediatrician.The national Democratic Party was not chastened: On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took sides in...
  • Why can’t Orange County leaders stop doing such ugly things?

    04/06/2018 3:47:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 05, 2018 | Joe Mathews
    Why does a place as big and beautiful as Orange County behave in ways so small and ugly? In recent weeks, county supervisors first voted to oppose state sanctuary laws, thus aligning themselves with President Trump, who has targeted California in a campaign of lies and deportation, and against the county’s own immigrant families.
  • Asian immigrants put their foot down at liberals dumping homeless at their door in the O.C.

    04/08/2018 10:52:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Liberals were in for a surprise when legal Asian immigrant families fought back at their efforts to dump the homeless of Orange County into their ICity of Irvine community, thinking that since they were Asians, they wouldn't complain. Apparently, they complained mightily, as this story in the Los Angeles Times shows: Many of the loudest voices in the movement to block the shelter plan were Chinese Americans who came together through social media apps and various community groups. They were joined by immigrants from South Korea, India, Mexico and the Middle East, along with some whites. They rallied to...
  • Fabio: Why California is falling apart

    04/07/2018 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 72 replies
    The Tucker Carlson Show ^ | 29 March 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    The Golden State is losing its glitter, rapidly. California has the nation's highest poverty rate. homelessness is rampant. State officials are focused on protecting illegal immigrants from deportation rather than reversing the flight of the state's middle class. Actor and model Fabio, an immigrant, weighs in on California's decline.
  • Opinion: Trump could have used the migrant caravan to his advantage. But he's not that smart

    04/04/2018 11:44:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Gustavo Arellano
    Sending troops to the border not only violates American law, it is the least politically savvy play the president could make. Donald Trump is threatening to place soldiers on the U.S.-Mexico border to face off against a thousand-strong caravan of Central Americans who started in Honduras and are slowly winding their way through Mexico and plan to enter los Estados Unidos. And I can’t wait: Those refugees need Marines to protect them from ICE agents. Our Coast Guard should have bulk tents, water, food and showers for everyone who shows up. And who better than Uncle Sam’s troops to offer...
  • California says cops can share information with DHS in exception to sanctuary law

    03/29/2018 7:00:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    California officials issued new guidance Wednesday making clear state and local police can — and should — share information about illegal immigrants with the federal Homeland Security Department, in what amounts to a major exception to the state’s new sanctuary laws. Police and sheriff’s departments are still banned from asking about someone’s immigration status and cannot hold illegal immigrants at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But in instances where they do have information on legal status they are required to share it, as required by federal law, the new guidance says. “This provision does not prohibit inquiries...
  • California AG Threatens to Arrest Orange County Sheriff for Assisting ICE

    03/28/2018 3:27:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 155 replies
    GP ^ | 3-27-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - BREAKING: California AG Threatens to Arrest Orange County Sheriff for Assisting ICE (VIDEO)Orange County California voted to bypass state rules and work with the federal government and ICE officials. And on Monday the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will publicly post inmates’ release dates in order to assist ICE agents. In response to this California Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened to arrest Orange County Sheriff for holding criminal illegal aliens for ICE officers. Attorney General Xavier Becerra: State law is state law. And it is my job to enforce state law. I will do so. And...
  • GUIDANCE-FOR-CONTINUANCE-DURING-LAPSE-OF-APPROPRIATIONS (Authority to Build Wall)

    03/28/2018 8:23:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    defense.gov ^ | 18 Jan 2018 | Deputy Secretary of Defense
    Page 6: (Authority to Build Wall - Page 7):Activities Necessary to Carry Out or Enforce Treaties or International Obligations
  • Twenty years after Prop. 187, attitudes toward illegal immigration have changed

    03/28/2018 11:28:41 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2014 and 2016 | David Early and Josh Richman
    Twenty years ago this month, 59 percent of California voters passed a ballot measure designed to set up a state-run immigration system and deny most public benefits — including K-12 education — to illegal immigrants. Proposition 187 was widely viewed as one of the harshest anti-immigrant measures in the country. But when President Barack Obama last week signed executive orders to protect about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, there were only muted protests in the Golden State. And polls show that more Californians back Obama on this than oppose him. “It’s a very different atmosphere from what we had...
  • Trump Throws Support Behind Orange County In Its War Against The California Sanctuary Law

    03/28/2018 8:44:45 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 28, 2018
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday ratcheted up the pressure against a California law aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants by giving a shoutout to the state's third-most populous county after it pushed back on the controversial policies. "My Administration stands in solidarity with the brave citizens in Orange County defending their rights against California's illegal and unconstitutional Sanctuary policies," Trump tweeted. He added that laws on the books let California "release known dangerous criminals into communities across the State. All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders." The president's broadside follows the all-Republican board of...
  • TRUTH Revealed – Obama/Clinton Plan To Disarm The US – Cancel The Second Amendment – In Progress

    03/28/2018 1:18:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Obama and Hillary Clinton have been planning a disarmament of the United States for 16 years. It is now in full force moving fast with the help of our young people. The two planned to use two White House terms to destroy the United States, maim the Constitution, cancel the Second Amendment, and open borders to flood the nation with illegal immigrants – calculated to vote Democrat. It is alleged that “Deep State” rogue operatives murdered Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in an attempt to lock in a Far Left ideology on the Supreme court by giving President Obama one...
  • Facing backlash, California county rescinds homeless shelter plan

    03/28/2018 10:05:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/28/18 | Amy Lieu
    Facing a public backlash, officials in Southern California's Orange County rescinded their plan Tuesday for emergency homeless shelters in three cities. The homeless shelters in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel were to house up to 400 people, the Orange County Register reported. Laguna Niguel ranks seventh among the nation’s wealthiest cities, according to a 2016 Register report. "They're just dumping these poor people in our neighborhoods and communities where there are like six schools and, you know, little children walking to school," Irvine resident Radhika Athlaye told ABC7. "Just a general area where it's not right for either the...
  • More than a dozen states backing Trump in California sanctuary lawsuit

    03/26/2018 3:21:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2018 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors are supporting the Trump administration in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. In a court filing Monday, the states say the laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement, and California doesn’t have that authority.
  • 'It's Unconstitutional': More CA Cities Looking to Opt Out of Sanctuary Law

    03/26/2018 1:38:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The mayor of Aliso Viejo, California is joining leaders of other cities looking to opt out of state's "sanctuary" law, which allows for less cooperation on the local level with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Mayor David Harrington (R) expressed his disagreement with the designation on "Cavuto Live," calling it "unconstitutional" and saying it makes residents less safe. [The sanctuary state law] is about letting criminals out of jail, period," Harrington said. A proposal by Los Alamitos Rep. Warren Kusumoto to opt his city out of the law was met with overwhelming support. Harrington said the reaction in his city...
  • California sheriff's office to publish inmates' release in pushback against state's 'sanctuary' law

    03/27/2018 7:11:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27 2018 | Adam Shaw
    A California sheriff’s office announced Monday that it will provide public information on when inmates are released from jail -- a move coming amid a growing backlash against the liberal state’s “sanctuary” laws that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The Orange County Register reported that the county’s sheriff’s department will publish a “Who’s in Jail” online database, including the date and time of inmates’ release, to help cooperate with other law enforcement agencies including Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) Undersheriff Don Barnes cited California’s sanctuary legislation, which limits the instances when state and local police agencies can inform federal...
  • Eric Holder, California to Sue Trump Admin Over Reinstating Citizenship Question to Census

    03/27/2018 8:33:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 27, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Trump administration announced Monday night it will be reinstating a citizenship question to the decennial census in 2020, prompting threats of lawsuits by prominent Democrats. Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra separately announced they will file respective lawsuits to stop the citizenship question from being asked during the census. Holder’s statement called the move by the Trump administration a “direct attack on our representative democracy.” Becerra called the decision, “illegal.” The Commerce Department, which oversees the census, issued a statement announcing the decision: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that a question...
  • Trump Is Right -- California Is Out Of Control

    03/27/2018 5:22:03 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-27-2018 | Kerry Jackson
    When President Trump recently visited California, he came away with the sense that it “is totally out of control.” If he arrived at that conclusion from just a single visit, imagine how many who live in the state feel. To be fair, California itself isn’t out of control. There are many among the 40 million who honorably and honestly go about their daily business. Outside of Antifa riots and some infantile behavior on college campuses, there are no mobs in the streets; crime is up but not unrestrained; there are multiple efforts brewing to break up the state, but none...