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  • Gavin Newsom spins Biden's age as a strength: It's why 'he has been so successful'

    02/26/2024 11:23:05 AM PST · by seanmerc · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 25 Feb 24 | Ryan King
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom sought to flip anxiety over President Biden’s age on its head, contending that his octogenarian status is actually a strength. “I’ve seen him up close, I’ve seen him from afar, but here’s my point: It’s because of his age that he’s been so successful,” Newsom told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview that aired Sunday.
  • California Democrats Setting Race Relations Back 70 Years with ACA 7

    02/26/2024 6:12:59 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    California Globe ^ | February 26, 2024 | By Katy Grimes
    Why are Democrats segregating blacks, and now agitating for free college as part of proposed reparations in California? Black college students now have separate graduation, separate admission standards, separate dorms, separate curricula … and now are going to have separate tuition rates in California, if the proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7 by Assemblyman Corey Jackson (D-Riverside) makes it to the ballot
  • At least 50 cars broken into in Berkeley

    02/25/2024 4:30:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | February 25, 2024
    Police are investigating at least 50 car break-ins around West Berkeley. A video from social media on Friday by the Aquatic Apartment complex on Fourth Street depicts the damage. Car after car has at least one window smashed out. The Berkeley Police Officers Association says the break-ins are tied to the same overnight crew.
  • Is the UN Behind the Illegal Alien Invasion of America? Former Panama Border Chief Says Yes.

    02/25/2024 12:33:24 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Red State. ^ | February 24, 2024 | Mike Miller
    Joe Biden and the United Nations are pulling off one of the worst security threats to the United States in its 248-year history. ... According to the former director of Panama’s National Border Service, the U.N.'s migration agenda is behind the insanity along the southern border, and the world body's NGO (non-governmental organizations) partners are intentionally making the crisis worse. Oriel Ortega, now a security and defense consultant to Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo, told the Epoch Times during an interview on Thursday that he saw a dramatic jump in immigration in 2016, at the same time that NGOs moved into...
  • California Democrat sponsors bill to make insurers report firearm ownership

    02/25/2024 5:54:57 AM PST · by CFW · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/25/24 | Eric Utter
    Democrat California Assemblymember Mike Gipson, who represents Los Angeles-area cities such as Compton, recently authored bill AB-3067, which would require insurance companies to inquire about -- and report on -- the number of firearms owned by folks seeking homeowner’s insurance. Can you say “slippery slope”? This is a preposterous invasion of privacy and would continue the recent trend of the federal government coercing private companies to do its nefarious bidding. Insurance is already a heavily regulated industry. It isn’t much of a stretch to imagine government at first “suggesting” and later mandating that insurance companies surcharge for firearm ownership, making...
  • ‘A Step in the Right Direction’: Los Gatos Places Homeless Residents in Hotels

    02/24/2024 1:18:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    San Jose Spotlight ^ | FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | Annalise Freimarck
    Ron Hilla, a homeless bearded man in a cowboy hat and tan jacket at a table in St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Los Gatos. Ron Hilla has been homeless for 11 years and said the hotel program in Los Gatos is the first time he's seen the town step up to address the issue. Photo by Annalise Freimarck. Get San José Spotlight headlines delivered to your inbox. Email* Ron Hilla has been homeless for about 11 years, and has seen so many of his friends die on the streets, he can’t count them all on his hands. The 65-year-old’s life...
  • Mass Release of Illegal Aliens in San Diego as Governor Newsom Hobnobs at White House

    02/24/2024 9:30:03 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 24, 2024 | Karen Townsend
    California Governor Gavin Newsom is in Washington, D.C. for the annual Governor's Conference. Yesterday he and other governors were at the White House meeting with Biden. As Newsom was schmoozing with DHS Secretary Mayorkas, hundreds of illegal aliens were being released in San Diego. Border Patrol dropped them off at a San Diego bus stop instead of at a local reception center that serves as a staging center. The local center ran out of money sooner than expected. The shortage in funding for the reception center happened because this area of California is experiencing a flood of illegal immigrants, thanks...
  • Court Strikes Down California Ban on Possessing Billy Clubs

    02/24/2024 5:19:09 AM PST · by CFW · 43 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/23/24 | EUGENE VOLOKH
    From Judge Roger Benitez's decision in Fouts v. Bonta(S.D. Cal.): This case is about a California law that makes it a crime to simply possess or carry a billy. This case is not about whether California can prohibit or restrict the use or possession of a billy for unlawful purposes…. Historically, the short wooden stick that police officers once carried on their beat was known as a billy or billy club. The term remains vague today and may encompass a metal baton, a little league bat, a wooden table leg, or a broken golf club shaft, all of which are...
  • Socialite Convicted of Murder for Killing Two Young Brothers

    02/23/2024 6:17:13 PM PST · by yldstrk · 15 replies
    MSA ^ | Fegruary 23, 2023 | Mike Bedigan
    ALos Angeles socialite accused of fatally ploughing into two young boys in a crosswalk while “racing” her sports star lover has been convicted of murder. Rebecca Grossman, 60, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Mark Iskander, 11, and his brother Jacob Iskander, eight, on Friday – following a six-week trial.
  • San Francisco store requires customers to shop with employee escort to curb ‘rampant shoplifting’

    02/23/2024 4:38:46 PM PST · by Twotone · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2024 | Patrick Reilly
    A San Francisco store is no longer allowing customers to roam around and shop without being escorted by an employee in an attempt to stop “rampant shoplifting,” according to a report. Fredericksen’s Hardware and Paint in the city’s Cow Hollow neighborhood has put up a sign announcing that during certain hours it will be taking customers only one at a time to curb the incessant thefts. The shop is blocking off part of the store’s entrance and corralling shoppers in a waiting area until an employee is able to help them, KRON4 reported. “Attention shoppers,” the sign reads. “Due to...
  • More Chinese migrants now crossing San Diego border than Mexican nationals: report

    02/23/2024 5:39:07 AM PST · by devane617 · 14 replies
    NYPost ^ | 02/23/2024
    The number of Chinese migrants crossing the southern border near San Diego has exceeded the number of Mexicans doing the same, new data shows. Since the fiscal year began in October, border agents have encountered 21,000 Chinese nationals in the San Diego sector, according to Customs and Border Protection data
  • Klamath Dams Down: Will Ranches Survive?

    02/23/2024 6:34:31 AM PST · by eyeamok · 28 replies
    California Globe ^ | February 23, 2024 | Theodora Johnson
    If 10 million cubic yards of sediment were to settle in the river, we’d see the equivalent of six lanes of freeway piled eight feet deep for nearly 100 miles. There are 192 river miles below the lowest dam, Iron Gate. In total, the river is approximately 250 miles long. For most of February, turbidity levels in the Klamath River hovered around 500 to 1,000 units over a stretch of at least 100 miles, according to U.S. Geological Survey measurements.2 These turbidity levels are 10 to 20 times what juvenile salmon can survive, according to a 2001 research report by...
  • Number Of Chinese Illegally Crossing US-Mexico Border Surges 500 Percent In San Diego Sector

    02/22/2024 8:44:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/22/2024 | Tom Ozimek
    The number of Chinese nationals entering the United States illegally has surged in recent times, with the latest data from the San Diego sector showing a staggering 500 percent surge so far this year compared to the same period a year ago.As the nation remains gripped by an illegal immigration crisis of historic proportions, there’s been an exceptionally high increase in the number of Chinese nationals—especially military-aged men—who have unlawfully crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.Some border patrol officials and others have warned this poses a national security risk because, among those simply seeking a better life, there may be those with...
  • THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (old archive post complete with comments)

    02/22/2024 7:06:59 PM PST · by OneVike · 19 replies
    Free Republic Exclusive ^ | 04/29/98 | Karen Bixman
    Today I offer a news story about a multi-billion dollar theft by government fiat of the Mesquite gold mine reserves that geologists then estimated to be worth between $40 to $100 billion in gold. I haven't investigated to see what the ultimate value was, but if anyone is interested let the rest of us know. This was originally posted by Jim Robinson on April 29, 1998. Free Republic was still in its infancy, and I was a newbie who joined the forum just two Months earlier. I would like to say I remember this, but I don't. It's another...
  • China's Infiltrators: 'They Are Coming Here to Kill Us'

    02/22/2024 9:12:47 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | February 13, 2024 | Gordon G. Chang
    China's Communist Party is at this moment putting in place the infrastructure in America to attack America. [I]n Reedley, California, near Fresno, authorities found a secret Chinese biological weapons lab with at least 20 pathogens, including the one for Ebola, and almost a thousand mice that had been genetically engineered to spread disease. Chinese agents, in addition to hobbling Americans with disease and gunning them down, could bomb power stations, attack military bases, start wildfires, poison reservoirs, or create terror in dozens of ways. These tactics come straight out of Unrestricted Warfare, a 1999 book written by two Chinese air...
  • Neo-Nazi white supremacist delivers antisemitic diatribe at Walnut Creek City Council meeting

    02/21/2024 6:10:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2024 | Carlos Castaneda
    EAST BAY NEWS Neo-Nazi white supremacist delivers antisemitic diatribe at Walnut Creek City Council meeting sanfrancisco By / 8:34 AM PST / CBS San Francisco A man wearing a "white power" T-shirt and swastikas went on a hate-filled, antisemitic diatribe during a public comment period at a Walnut Creek City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The man, who identified himself as "Scottie," approached the podium holding up a cellphone and started his comments saying he was "filming this for legal reasons." He then proceeded to denounce the City Council members for shutting down online and phone-in public comments during public meetings,...
  • Lawsuit Filed by MH Resident Challenges County’s ‘Domestic Violence Protocol’

    02/21/2024 1:24:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | February 13, 2024 | Joe Dworetzky
    It was a Valentine’s Day from hell. According to a complaint filed Feb. 9 in federal court, Tom Mosgrove spent Valentine’s Day in 2022 in Santa Clara County jail after his then-wife called the police and reported that he pushed her into a closet and blocked her from leaving. Tom Mosgrove claims that he was not an instigator of the incident and never touched his wife nor did anything of a violent or threatening nature that night, but the police arrested him anyway because of a county policy that allegedly requires someone to be arrested when police respond to a...
  • California Budget Deficit Balloons To $73 Billion According to Legislative Analyst

    02/21/2024 6:13:37 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    California Globe ^ | February 20, 2023 | Evan Symon
    According to a new updated revenue forecast report released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office on Tuesday, California’s budget deficit for the 2024-2025 year was increased from the previously estimates of $58 billion and $68 billion to $73 billion.
  • The Timeline of a Serial Bipper Who Got Caught and Released and Went Right Back to It, Allegedly

    02/20/2024 10:28:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The San Francisco Standard ^ | Feb. 06, 2024 | Josh Ram
    A suspected San Francisco serial bipper who was arrested, charged and released by a judge without bail allegedly went back to breaking into cars and was twice caught on camera by a YouTuber’s bait-car operation and hit with fart spray just three days after his release. But it wasn’t just the YouTuber’s bait car that attracted the suspect, Charvel Maurice Augustine. That same day, undercover police arrested him on suspicion of separate car break-ins. Augustine is set to stand trial on March 28 for two cases stemming from offenses last July and October. San Francisco is in the grips of...
  • San Francisco Forced to Dismiss Hundreds of Petty Crime Cases Because of Pandemic Delays

    02/20/2024 9:30:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2024 | John Sexton
    As if San Francisco didn't have enough problems with petty crimes, now the city is having to dismiss hundreds of cases which have dragged on for years thanks to the massive backlog created by the pandemic. It's great news for everyone who was charged with a misdemeanor in 2020 or 2021.In May 2023, Brenda Carroll was charged with domestic violence and elder abuse for allegedly getting into a drunken scuffle with her boyfriend and a man she was caring for after a day of swilling wine...On Wednesday, she finally walked into a San Francisco courtroom expecting a trial. Minutes later,...