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  • CHP: 3 officers shot in Sacramento, Placer counties [California]

    10/24/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    KCRA TV/NBC ^ | October 24, 2014 1:32pm | Staff
    The California Highway Patrol says at least three officers have been shot in Sacramento and Placer counties by a man and woman who are heavily armed.
  • Daily water allocation could be the next California drought strategy

    09/29/2014 5:48:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | September 27, 2014 | Steve Scauzillo
    You probably know your Social Security number, your driver’s license number and perhaps the latest wrinkle in mattress marketing, your sleep number. But do you know your drought number? The latter represents the amount of water you are allowed to use per day. If you don’t know it, you probably should. Not knowing could cost you money. As California’s severe drought moves into a fourth year, state and local water agencies are working on something called “allocation-based rate structures,” a kind of precursor to water rationing that’s all the rage in Sacramento and in some areas such as Santa Cruz,...
  • New groundwater laws to have ripple effect on agriculture (w/video)

    09/18/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | Angela Hart
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic groundwater legislation Tuesday, imposing new rules in the Golden State that could limit how much water commercial and residential users are allowed to pump from underground aquifers a move decades in the works, spurred this year by Californias drought. The new laws, which take effect in January, will require local government officials to ensure use of groundwater basins is sustainable, protecting underground reserves and averting other environmental damage. The regulations could have a ripple effect on thousands of farmers and ranchers across the North Coast.
  • Leftist Lawmakers and Enviro-Extremists Created CA Water Crisis

    09/17/2014 8:13:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | August 30, 2014 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    On Friday, the California State Assembly outdid itself. You can always count on the leftist leaders of what is supposed to be the peoples house never lets a crisis go to waste. With the passage of AB 1739 (Dickinson-D), SB 1168 (Pavley-D), and SB 1319 (Pavley-D), 100 years of history was reversed. The authors painted a grim picture of Californias groundwater future. Most of what they said is true. The only problem they didnt bother to tell you two key truths: 1.It was these same so-called leaders who give up our seatthe property owner and the farmers place at the...
  • Governor's Debate: Jesuit Prince vs. Hindu Upstart

    09/07/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    It was not until Thursday night's debate in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and his GOP rival Neel Kashkari that I realized what a gift the challenger has given the Republican Party. Up until then, he hadn't impressed me much. Had Assemblyman Tim Donnelly won the runoff, he likely would have delivered some bon mots on illegal immigrants that would have dominated debate coverage and sent the rest of the party into a defensive crouch. If Kashkari had amassed the type of country-sized fortune as 2010 GOP nominee Meg Whitman, he likely would have waged a big-money campaign that would...
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • BREAKING NEWS: Patient at Sacramento hospital may have Ebola

    08/19/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    dailymail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    A Sacramento hospital announced Tuesday that one of its patients may have Ebola. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center said in a release the patient is isolated. The hospital's Dr. Stephen Parodi said in the release 'We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus.
  • Sacramento Kaiser Permanente Patient Being Tested For Ebola After Possible Exposure

    08/19/2014 7:41:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    CBS 13 ^ | 8-19-2014 | CBS13
    A patient admitted to Kaiser Permanente may have been exposed to the ebola virus, and test are currently being done to determine whether the virus is present, a representative has confirmed to CBS13. The unidentified patient was admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, and they have been placed in isolation. The medical center emphasizes all measures are being taken to protect the staff, and that the samples have been sent to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, who will test them. The tests are expected to take several days to complete.
  • Protest against Obama's illegal alien invasion, Sacramento, July 19, 2014

    07/19/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    We had about a hundred people present at our anti-illegal alien protest in Sacramento today. We had people representing Oath Keepers, Overpasses for America, Free Republic and other groups, including a contingent of volunteers from the Bolinas Border Patrol. There was only one counter protester that I'm aware of and in the end she gave in and took up an American flag and a "Secure the Borders" sign. I overheard her say, "OMG, I've always been a flaming liberal and now I'm a member of the tea party!" But she was also an admitted lunatic and possibly an escapee from...
  • Drought Shaming Pitting Neighbors Against Neighbors On Social Media

    07/14/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Neighbors are tattling on neighbors for wasting water and some are taking their drought shaming to social media. If youve ever had the feeling youre being watched while you water your lawn, theres a good chance you are during this historic drought. In Sacramento, water wasters can face fines, and the enforcer may be someone who lives right next door. Terrance Davis with the city department of utilities says hes seeing a trend of drought shaming. Our water use complaint calls have gone up exponentially from the last 2 years, he said. Karen Halbo lives in River...
  • California Flooded With People Tattling on 'Water Wasters'

    07/06/2014 7:16:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    California's drought is creating a deluge of tattletales, after government officials encouraged residents to snitch on their neighbors for wasting water. The state declared a drought emergency five months ago, but residents have only cut their water usage by about 5 percent, reports The New York Times, cutting back much less than the 20 percent Gov. Jerry Brown asked for in January. And since people aren't heeding the warnings from the state, cities in the state are asking residents to report their neighbors for wasting water, and are finding that people are all too willing to tell on each other....
  • Tuberculosis outbreak at Sacramento high school

    07/02/2014 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2014 3:17 PM EDT
    A California high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak linked to an infectious student who tested positive for active TB in February, county health officials said Wednesday. Four more students at Grant Union High School in Sacramento have contracted active TB. Three related tuberculosis cases are considered an outbreak, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Laura McCasland said.
  • Great moments in journalism: how NOT to report on women priests

    05/19/2014 1:19:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | May 19, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    First, check out this video from the CBS affiliate in Sacramento. You can read the transcript here.This is poor on so many levels. Reporter Maria Medina should be embarrassed. My only conclusion is that it’s sweeps month and the affiliate is desperate for ratings.Some observations:1. There’s the hyperbolic writing: “…a new practice emerging that could change Catholicism forever.” Well, actually, no. It’s not a practice, and it’s not really new. It’s a splinter movement by a small minority of dissident Catholics who are not recognized by the Catholic Church and, in fact, are automatically excommunicated for attempting ordination. And...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • The Buzz: Leland Yee promises to fight corruption in ballot statement

    04/29/2014 7:32:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 27, 2014 | Jim Miller and Alexei Koseff
    <p>Arriving now in the mailboxes of more than 10.6 million California voter households: Sen. Leland Yees pledge to fight corruption.</p> <p>Yee, indicted earlier this month on corruption and conspiracy charges, paid $6,250 for a statement touting his secretary of state candidacy in the voter information guides that began going out Thursday for the June 3 primary.</p>
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

    04/20/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April `19, 2014 4:19pm PDT | Aaron Kinney and Jessica Calefati
    Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month. But he appears to have devoted more time and energy to a far more lucrative pursuit: crafting or carrying legislation benefiting special interests who supply campaign contributions. It's a practice that's all too common in Sacramento, but Yee was a master. :snip: Yee introduced 20 bills from 2011 to 2014 that advanced a special interest over the public interest, according to this newspaper's review of his...
  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...
  • California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee

    04/07/2014 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 4/07/14
    The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases. The Senate removed pictures, video clips and legislative archives over the weekend involving Democratic Sens. Rod Wright of Los Angeles, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee of San Francisco. All that remains on the websites is information about their Senate districts. The three men have lost the rights and privileges of a senator, which include having a Senate-maintained website, said Mark Hedlund, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • Keith Jackson, former S.F. education official, accused of murder-for-hire

    03/27/2014 6:18:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nanette Asimov
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Keith Jackson, accused by the FBI on Wednesday of being involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and a gun- and drug-trafficking conspiracy, was San Francisco's top elected educator during the late 1990s.
  • Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe

    03/26/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 26 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff
    State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors. The charges sent shock waves through the San Francisco and Sacramento political establishments, as FBI agents searched Yee's Capitol office. Last year the FBI raided the offices of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who was targeted in a bribery sting. SNIP The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded "citizens of honest services" and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator. SNIP...
  • (Anti-Gun CA Democrat Busted for Arms Trafficking) State Senator Accused of Gun Charges

    03/26/2014 7:33:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | March 26, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS, SUDHIN THANAWALA
    State senator accused of gun charges SAN FRANCISCO A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI criminal complaint that names 25 other defendants, including Raymond Chow, a onetime gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown known as "Shrimp Boy," and Keith Jackson, Yee's campaign aide. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. Yee...
  • California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban

    03/26/2014 6:13:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation. The vote follows opposition from chefs and bartenders who say they were taken off guard by the new regulation. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last year requiring restaurant workers to wear gloves or use utensils when handling ready-to-eat food, including the rice in a sushi roll and the mint in a mojito.
  • Calif. state Senator Yee's arrest adds to Democrats' scandals

    03/26/2014 4:14:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carla Marinucci
    The federal corruption and bribery charges leveled against state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco mark the third embarrassing scandal this year for Senate Democrats and their party, which control both houses of the state Legislature and every statewide office inCalifornia.Coming on the heels of recent tangled legal troubles of two other high-profile Los Angeles County Democratic state senators - Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills - Yee's arrest may now hand the beleaguered state Republican Party an opening in a midterm election year, political observerssay.
  • Leland Yee reportedly arrested in corruption case

    03/26/2014 10:12:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Kale Williams
    SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on public corruption charges Wednesday morning amid raids of his office in Sacramento and searches by the FBI in San Francisco, several media outlets reported.
  • Another anti-gun California lawmaker in legal trouble today

    03/26/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    examiner.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | dave workman
    Anti-gunCaliforniaState Sen.Leland Yeehas been indicted on charges of public corruption, according to a breaking story in theSacramento Beeand other news agencies, making him the second high-profile Golden Stategun controlproponent to wind up in trouble in the past month. TheSan Jose Mercury Newsis reporting that theFBIis serving multiple arrest and search warrants this morning in relation to the case.KCRA Newsreported that Sen. Yee, an ardent gun control proponent and sponsor of a bill last year to limit magazine capacity on so-called assault weapons and require fixed magazines on such firearms, is a Democrat.
  • Leland Yee reportedly arrested in corruption case

    03/26/2014 9:30:44 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 03-26-2014 | Henry K Lee
    State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on public corruption charges Wednesday morning amid raids of his office in Sacramento and searches by the FBI in San Francisco, several media outlets reported.
  • Jimmer Fredette, Kings near buyout

    02/25/2014 11:26:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 25, 2014 | Staff
    The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are working on a buyout of his contract, according to multiple reports. Fredette would be a free agent if he clears waivers. Yahoo Sports first reported the sides were working on a buyout. The Kings drafted Fredette with the 10th pick in 2011 after a sensational run at BYU, where he won The Associated Press' player of the year award his senior season. Fredette never lived up to the fanfare in Sacramento, though the franchise's instability -- playing for three different coaches and two different ownership groups -- didn't help his cause.
  • California Officially Working To Protect Fictional Environment

    01/03/2014 12:36:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mark Horne
    The fact that a state legislature would decree population density mandates to cities in the state is an intolerable tyranny. Naturally, the California legislature is doing it. But it has officially decided to worry about the environment of a fantasy world, not the real one.
  • Is Your Illegal Alien Landscaper a Mexican Cartel Killer? This One Was.

    12/26/2013 8:31:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | TRN
    Would you like me to trim the hedges, Seora? Ok, right after I clean my silencer.- "They just come here to work".That's all we hear from advocates for a massive amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens. Or we hear that they are all valedictorians. Of course we never -- ever -- hear about illegal alien criminals from the mainstream media or feckless politicians. Well one of the "hard workers" mowing lawns and trimming trees in Sacramento was hiding quite a violent and disturbing past. He was a Mexican cartel hitman, with the blood of more than half a...
  • Its Time To Hold Progressives To Their Own Standards

    09/22/2013 3:25:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Dereki Hunter
    If theres one thing liberals/progressives cant handle it is being held to their own standards. They support higher taxes but shelter their wealth in trusts and tax havens, which already is earned and no longer taxable as income, so they can avoid the death tax. They claim the rich arent paying their fair share and decry loopholes but then avail themselves of every deduction their accountants can find. They will not live the way they seek to impose on others unless and until it is imposed on others, and then only maybe. In the case of Obamacare, Members of Congress...
  • California Democratic Flack Fired for Being Unhinged

    09/21/2013 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 39 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Allan Brauer, Communications Committee chairman for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) was asked for his resignation just one day after tweeting death wishes to the children of a female Ted Cruz staffer, Amanda Carpenter. Brauer tweeted such remarks as, This is not uncommon among liberal political flacks. One look at the vile remarks made after the deaths of Ronald Reagan and maggie Thatcher are prime examples. What is uncommon is someone paying the price for those remarks. And indeed, his bosses in Sacremento, California, overlooked them until the heat got turned up by his continuing tweets.
  • California Democratic Party Official Resigns Over Offensive Tweet

    09/22/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 21, 2013
    A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obamas health care law. SNIP Brauer addressed the offensive tweet to Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, as House Republicans voted to defund the health care law. Brauer wrote, May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases. SNIP
  • Allan Brauer Resigns From Post of, Ahem, Communications Director of California Democrat Party

    09/20/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Sac County Dems Chair tells KCRA @allanbrauer has resigned position following tweets to @amandacarpenter— Kevin Oliver (@KCRAKevin) September 20, 2013 Prior to that, Twitchy found some other vile things he tweeted at people (mostly women). He was serial offender. Thanks to Mike D. for sending me the tip. Posted by Ace at 06:53 PM Comments
  • Dem Official Wishes Debilitating, Painful, Incurable Diseases, on Kids of Ted Cruz Advisor

    09/22/2013 4:18:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 30, 2013 | Noam Rothman
    Allan Brauer, the elected communications chair of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, California, is not a fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). When speechwriter and advisor to Cruz, Amanda Carpenter, took to Twitter to rally Republicans in the Senate to support a bill which would defund the Affordable Care Act, Brauer expressed his frustration with this sentiment in no uncertain terms. May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases, Brauer wrote. This sentiment ignited a firestorm on Twitter and many attacked Brauer for the inappropriateness of his comment.
  • Unfazed by Colorado recalls, California lawmakers press on with gun-control bills

    09/12/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 09/11/2013 | Josh Richman and Mike Rosenberg
    SACRAMENTO -- A day after furious Coloradans recalled two state senators who voted for new gun laws, California lawmakers pressed ahead with their own agenda Wednesday aimed at giving the Golden State the strictest gun control in the country. Colorado's recall elections and California's rush to pass gun bills in the final week of its legislative session quickly reignited the national debate over balancing public safety with constitutional rights. The Colorado votes sent a Rocky Mountain chill down the spines of lawmakers in other battleground states, but those in bright blue California seemed unfazed. "I don't see anybody switching teams...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

    08/27/2013 11:09:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    CBS News/Sacramento ^ | August 26, 2013 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Sacramento Countys health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that wont cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested. We definitely need all the help we can get, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic. Many people who have STDs do not...
  • California Wants Small-Business Owners To Pay Back $120 Million In Tax Breaks

    08/20/2013 10:26:37 AM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Small-business investors in California were promised big breaks five years ago, but now theyre being told to pay up, instead after a court ruling. After following the law, many of them are getting hit with tax bills as high as $250,000. When we make a promise, we have to uphold it, said Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach. But that is not what the state government appears to be doing. Small-business owners are getting hefty tax breaks for tax credits they already got five years ago. They relied on California law as it was written, that they would get a tax...
  • Sacramento Ex-Liberal Converted by America's Anchorman (and Her Husband)

    08/01/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: First call. And we're taking a call right now 'cause I'm fascinated by this. I got a call from my adopted hometown Sacramento. Kitty! Kitty, great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Hi. How are you? RUSH: Good. Thank you. CALLER: I was saying back in, oh, '87, you were in Sacramento locally -- RUSH: Right. CALLER: -- and you came into where I worked, and everybody in the department -- it was a hospital, you made a visit. And everybody in the department was going, "Oh, Rush is here! Rush is here!" and I...
  • 4 more abortion centers CLOSED

    07/24/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers — which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns — have CLOSED their doors for good!Shortly after the campaign, volunteers learned that a late-term abortion facility in Sacramento, California — where multiple 40 Days for Life prayer vigils had been held outside — had gone out of business.Just a few weeks later, a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kenmore, Washington — where two 40 Days for Life vigils have been held outside — announced its permanent closure.Then an abortion center in Toledo, Ohio … that...
  • Jobless rate plunges in Sacramento and California

    06/22/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22, 2013 | by Mark Glover
    The unemployment rate in Sacramento and California registered a significant drop in May for the second consecutive month, but analysts cautioned that the steadily improving numbers conceal a large number of people who are working in low-wage jobs or who are no longer firmly attached to the workforce. The Sacramento area jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent in May, down from a revised 8.2 percent in April, according to statistics released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The statewide jobless rate dipped to 8.6 percent last month, down from 9 percent in April, 9.4 percent in March and 10.7...
  • Here's Why the NBA Is Forcing the Sacramento Kings' Owners to Accept a Low Bid

    05/01/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT · by llevrok · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | 4/30/2013 | Matthew Yglesias
    A consortium of Seattle businessmen offered to pay $365 million for a controlling 65 percent interest in the Sacramento Kings, (snip). A competing group offered $341 million to keep the team in SAC (snip) or $35M less. At first glance this seems perverse. (snip) Well, it seems to all go back to the arena. You see, in addition to offering $365 million for the team, the Seattle bidders were offering to build a brand new arena for the Kings. By contrast, the Sacramento bidders managed to persuade the city of Sacramento to build a brand new arena for the Kings....
  • Suspected Tagger Found Dead, Dangling 9 Stories Up on Office Tower (Graffiti Punk Meets Doom)

    04/02/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
    Suspected tagger found dead, hanging 9 stories up on office tower A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.
  • California lawmaker threatening Microsoft over loss of Sacramento Kings?

    01/26/2013 9:03:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last weekend, Phil Mickelson threatened to move out of California over the onerous tax hikes imposed by Jerry Brown and the Democratic supermajority in Sacramento. Mickelson later apologized for his outburst, although I'm not sure why; he has just as much right to complain as anyone else. CNN Money later attempted to correct Mickelson, saying that his total tax rate was somewhere around 53%, not 62%, but I'm not sure that was much comfort, nor an effective rebuttal to Mickelson's point.As it turns out, Mickelson's not the only sports entity looking at a Golden Gate exit. Forbes noted that one...
  • TSA Union Gets Sacramento Airport Privatization Revoked

    01/09/2013 6:14:03 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    County board votes to rescind airport privatization approval... After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employeesthe union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwidetoday applauded the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for voting to rescind its approval for Sacramento International Airport to be allowed to privatize, or use corporate airport screeners in place of federal employees.
  • Man Captures Video Of Strange Explosion In The Sky

    01/03/2013 2:55:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    CBS13) ^ | December 30, 2012 11:59 PM
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) A Sacramento man scanning the night sky caught a sudden burst of light through his telescope. He recorded that strange sight with his smart phone. CBS13 shared the video with experts to see if they could solve the mystery. This mysterious little tale begins earlier this week when Good Day Sacramentos Cody Stark got this message on Facebook: I have something on video no one has ever seen. I had my telescope out, caught an explosion in space. Wanna see the video? Codys response? Absolutely! The video was shot with an iPhone through the eyepiece of a...
  • Tragic end to 2012: Two killed, three injured in New Year's Eve shooting in Old Sacramento

    01/01/2013 6:41:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    SacramentoPress ^ | December 31, 2012
    The New Year's Eve fireworks celebration in Old Sacramento ended tragically before it had even begun: Someone pulled a gun during a fight inside the Sports Corner Cafe around 9:40 p.m., and now two people are dead three more have been shot, according to police. The midnight display was cancelled. An eyewitness, who provided her name but asked not to be identified, was walking outside the bar when said she heard several gunshots. She said she ducked under a stairwell, turned, and saw a young man in a white hoodie run outside the door, pull out a handgun, turn it...
  • Sacramento Veteran Pollster Fired Over Protest Against U.N. Observers

    11/03/2012 9:16:20 AM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Sacramento.CBS13 ^ | 2 Nov 2012
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) A poll worker is out of a job, and she says its all because of an email she sent her supervisor. The woman says she was concerned about poll inspectors coming to Sacramento for Tuesdays election. Shannon Lewis has been a poll worker in Sacramento for 15 years. She said she sent that email and was fired 10 minutes later. I just tapped out a really fast email, said Lewis. But that quick email ended Lewis 15 year job as a Sacramento County pollster. I just wanted to get my feelings known and get an answer to...