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  • Stop signs replace some Oakland traffic lights to deter copper theft

    05/18/2024 9:27:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    CBS ^ | 05 18 2024 | Da Lin
    Oakland has removed the traffic lights from one intersection and replaced them with 4-way stop signs due to people stealing copper and then tampering with an electrical box. It's a sight that has made drivers do a double take: a stop sign hanging overhead where a traffic light would normally be, located above the intersection of E. 12th Street and 16th Avenue in Oakland. Neighbors said city workers removed the all the traffic lights in the last week and replaced them with four-way stop signs. The installation came after months of people stealing copper wires and tampering with the city...
  • David DePape sentenced to 30 years in prison for S.F. hammer attack on Paul Pelosi

    05/17/2024 11:04:33 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 17, 2024 | Annie Vainshtein
    David DePape, the man convicted of breaking into the home of House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and bludgeoning her husband with a hammer was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday by a federal judge. DePape was convicted in November of attempting to kidnap a federal official and assaulting a federal official’s family member after a four-day trial. A jury returned a verdict after less than 10 hours of deliberation.
  • California: EV charging stations become prime target for copper thieves

    05/17/2024 9:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2024 | Olivia Murray
    California should have known better than to compel a transition to electric vehicles while encouraging rampant drug use and crime, because everyone knows that copper wire is a go-to for addicts and thieves. From a report by John Nolte at Breitbart News:‘Thieves are targeting high-powered Tesla and other EV charging stations and stealing the heavy cable for the copper metal inside,’ reports San Francisco’s NBC affiliate. ‘In Vallejo, someone cut cables from nine charging stations — leaving Tesla drivers in a bind and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage and repair costs.’‘I think this is the second time...
  • PROFESSOR SUSPENDED AFTER SUGGESTING COLLEGE PROTESTERS SHOULD MURDER SPEAKERS THEY DON’T LIKE

    03/28/2023 7:46:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 51 replies
    Outkick ^ | March 28, 2023 | David Hookstead
    Wayne State professor Steven Shaviro has been suspended after allegedly suggesting college protesters kill campus speakers they don’t like. Stanford was recently engulfed by protests and chaos when federal judge Kyle Duncan was invited to speak to campus. Stanford University Law School associate dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tirien Steinbach suggested Duncan’s speech was causing pain. She was later placed on leave, according to Fox News.
  • Security fog machine helps deter burglars from Chatsworth business [CA]

    05/16/2024 1:35:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Fox LA ^ | May 15, 2024 | Christina Gonzalez
    LOS ANGELES - LAPD detectives responding to a burglary alarm at a Chatsworth Pharmacy ran into a wall of fog, quite literally, coming out of the business. The relatively new security device seems to have deterred the would-be burglars, as they had disappeared with nothing seemingly taken, LAPD Detective Marc Vito Cruz said.
  • Nolte: Thieves Steal Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Charging Cables for Copper in California

    05/16/2024 8:58:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    3:07 If Democrat-run California wants to force residents into electric vehicles (EVs), Democrat-run California had better start cracking down on crime. Talk about the law of unintended consequences… “Thieves are targeting high-powered Tesla and other EV charging stations and stealing the heavy cable for the copper metal inside,” reports San Francisco’s NBC affiliate. “In Vallejo, someone cut cables from nine charging stations — leaving Tesla drivers in a bind and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage and repair costs.” “I think this is the second time or third that these have been cut,” a local EV driver added....
  • New LADWP head to be paid $750K salary, steep increase from predecessor

    05/15/2024 10:48:53 AM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 25 replies
    KABC ^ | 05/15/2024 | Carlos Granda
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed the hiring of a longtime PG&E executive to head the Department of Water and Power at an annual salary of $750,000 - a sharp increase from her predecessor. Janisse Quiñones replaces current general manager Martin Adams, who is retiring. He was paid a salary of $435,000.
  • Judge dismisses California kids’ climate lawsuit. They plan to try again

    05/15/2024 2:51:32 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 15, 2024 | Alex Wigglesworth
    After a federal judge dismissed a landmark climate lawsuit filed by 18 California children against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the youth plaintiffs plan to amend and resubmit their allegations, their attorneys say. The children — who have lost homes in wildfires, suffered health problems from breathing polluted air, missed weeks of education due to climate change-related school closures and been forced to ration tap water due to unprecedented droughts — sued the EPA for allegedly violating their constitutional rights by allowing pollution from burning fossil fuels to continue despite knowing the harm it poses to kids. Judge Michael Fitzgerald...
  • Supreme Court denies California’s appeal for immunity for COVID-19 deaths at San Quentin prison

    05/15/2024 5:07:25 AM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    APnews ^ | 5/13/24 | BY CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal from California corrections officials who sought immunity from lawsuits claiming they acted with deliberate indifference when they caused a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at one of the world’s most famous prisons four years ago. The justices turned down the appeal without comment or dissent. The lawsuit stemmed from the botched transfer of infected inmates in May 2020 from a Southern California prison to San Quentin, which at the time had no infections. The coronavirus then quickly sickened 75% of inmates at the prison north of San Francisco, leading to the deaths of...
  • Copper Thieves Cut Charging Cables at Tesla Station in San Fransicko

    05/14/2024 1:40:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Rumble ^ | May 14, 2024 | Liberty Daily
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  • ‘NO Climate Crisis’ Says Coalition of 1,600 Actual Scientists

    05/14/2024 11:25:25 AM PDT · by rxsid · 24 replies
    californiaglobe.com ^ | 05.13.2024 | Katy Grimes
    ‘NO Climate Crisis’ Says Coalition of 1,600 Actual ScientistsThe United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is ‘one of the worst sources of dangerous misinformation’ “There is ‘NO Climate Crisis’ says a coalition of 1,600 actual scientists” in a recent letter to the California Air Resources Board. In fact, the scientists find that “California is in no danger of unusual drought: The annual precipitation in California has fluctuated greatly over the last 150 years, with only a slight decrease.” California also has record low levels of air pollution that are below the threshold of human health effects, James E. Enstrom,...
  • Kamala drops f-bomb during event live-streamed by White House: ‘Excuse my language’ (VIDEO WITH CACKLES)

    05/13/2024 7:37:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 50 replies
    https://nypost.com/2024/05/13/ ^ | 5/13/2024 | Ryan King
    Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday dropped the f-bomb at an event live-streamed on the White House Web site as she discussed how minorities should advocate for themselves. “We have to know that sometimes people will open the door for you and leave it open,” Harris, 59, said at the annual Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Legislative Leadership Summit. “Sometimes they won’t, and then you need to kick that f–king door down,” Harris said. Harris quickly added, “Excuse my language,” as the audience laughed. The veep’s remarks came during an exchange with comedian Jimmy O. Yang from the...
  • OJ Simpson Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Says He Would Have Represented Victims ‘If They Had Called Me First’

    05/13/2024 5:05:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2024 | Shannon Thaler
    OJ Simpson’s attorney Alan Dershowitz said that he would have represented the alleged victims of the 1994 murder “if they had called me first." Dershowitz made the statement to Fox’s Sean Hannity on Thursday, following the news that Simpson had died from prostate cancer aged 76. “I want to send my sincerest condolences to the Goldman family, the Brown family. They’ve done a phenomenal job in standing up for their relatives, and if they had called me first before the OJ team called me, I probably would have represented the Goldman or the Brown family,” Dershowitz said, as earlier reported...
  • Watch: Viral video shows Tesla superchargers vandalized in the Bay Area

    05/13/2024 4:20:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    sfchronicle.com ^ | May 13, 2024 | Aidin Vaziri
    Bay Area dog trainer Josh Beckler stumbled upon an unusual sight last Sunday on his way to the gym. As he pulled his Tesla into the parking lot of a Target complex in Vallejo, he noticed the row of supercharging stations had been vandalized. Taking out his phone, he recorded a video as he walked down the row of 20 stations, highlighting that every charging cable that connects power to the electric vehicles had been cut. “You would think that it’s a protest or some symbol of activism,” Beckler said with a chuckle in the video. “But it’s not. It’s...
  • A population boom is reshaping this 'affordable' California region

    05/13/2024 2:46:54 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 25 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 5/13/2024 | By Farley Elliott
    Word has been out about the Inland Empire region of California for a while now. The large, multi-county area east of Los Angeles and Orange County has seen a ton of new investment and overall growth in recent years, spurred on partly by coastal renters moving east to buy standalone homes in one of Southern California’s last “affordable” regions. Now, new population numbers released by the state further back up all that talk. Last week, the California Department of Finance released its annual report on population and housing estimates statewide, and the data shows that the Inland Empire is very...
  • Gavin Newsom is called out for dodging questions after blowing $24 BILLION tackling homelessness without any results

    05/13/2024 12:26:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13 2024 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    California Governor Gavin Newsom was called out by a reporter after he continued to dodge questions about blowing the state's $24 billion spending on the homeless. The Golden State's budget deficit is at least $45 billion, a shortfall so large it prompted Newsom to propose painful spending cuts impacting immigrants, kindergarteners and low-income parents seeking child care in a state often lauded for having the world's fifth-largest economy. California spent $24 billion tackling homelessness over five years but didn't track if the money was helping the state's growing number of unhoused people, a damning report says.
  • Illegals land speedboat and barrel through crowded sand at San Diego's Ocean Beach

    05/13/2024 10:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/13/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Crowded enough for you at O.B., as the surfer dude haven of Ocean Beach is known in San Diego?Here come the illegals, making it even more crowded. Ocean Beach, California. Saturday, May 11, 2024 These are not Asylum seekers folks. Wake the Hell up. pic.twitter.com/6aZY9NuRo0 — Amy Reichert (@amyforsandiego) May 13, 2024 Yes, we've seen this phenomena already starting to happen now that San Diego has become the border crossing of choice for cartel-financed illegals into the U.S.Nobody knows who they are, where they're going, or what they're doing.But they are getting in, and what's more, nobody's doing anything about...
  • California Will Make Everyone Pay For EVs Whether They Own One or Not

    05/11/2024 9:18:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    California Democrats are frustrated by many of their consumers. No matter how much they plead, whine, and cajole, people simply aren't buying electric vehicles in the numbers the state is demanding. And progress in getting charging stations up and running is far behind schedule. Also, all of the electrical power being flushed into these systems is expensive. But don't worry about any of that. Gavin Newsom and the Democrats have a plan to address all of these woes. In order to subsidize the cost of electric vehicles and encourage more people to buy them, they're going to tack on a...
  • E.J. ANTONI: Biden’s Giveaway To His Donors Is SALT In The Wound

    05/11/2024 6:30:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 11, 2024 | E.J. Antoni
    Joe Biden has pledged to ensure that Trump’s tax reform expires next year. While many have already pointed out that this will mean a significant tax increase for most Americans, few have noticed that it will also mean a windfall for Biden’s political donors, in the millions of dollars. A key feature of the Trump tax reform, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), was to limit the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000. Previously, ultra-high-income earners in high-tax states could use this unlimited deduction to reduce their taxable income by millions of dollars. This...
  • DOJ Seeking 40-Year Sentence for Man Convicted of Bludgeoning Paul Pelosi with Hammer

    05/11/2024 12:15:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2024 | A
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a 40-year prison sentence for David DePape, the man convicted of attacking now-former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband in October 2022. Federal prosecutors said Friday that the sentence would “reflect the nature and circumstances of the offense,” USA Today reported on Saturday. When the initial incident happened at the Pelosi residence in San Francisco, California, police were dispatched to the scene and later said DePape attacked Pelosi’s husband, Paul, with a hammer, Breitbart News noted.