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  • New York, New Jersey now lead the country in COVID-19 infections

    03/29/2021 6:04:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/28/2021 | By Jackie Salo and Gabrielle Fonrouge
    New York and New Jersey now have the highest rates of COVID-19 infection in the country.The Empire State has averaged 548 cases for every 100,000 residents over the past 14 days — only surpassed by the Garden State with 647 cases.Despite vaccination efforts, New York has not seen a dramatic reduction in infections. Daily cases have averaged about 50,000 people per week since mid-February.And across the Hudson River in New Jersey, the number of new infections has climbed by 37 percent in a little more than a month, to about 23,600 every seven days.In New York, Orange and Rockland counties...
  • Trump, My Dad and the Rightward Shift of Latino Men

    03/27/2021 3:11:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | MARCH 22, 2021 | Eric Garcia
    In 2016, my dad, Charlie Garcia — a third-generation Mexican American and lifelong Republican — supported Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP presidential nomination contest. Recently, he recalled that, of the 17 candidates who ran for the Republican nomination in 2016, “Trump was my 17th.” Toward the end of the election, I remember him saying that he would “hold my nose and vote for Trump.” But by this past November, something had changed. As far as I can tell, my dad voted while breathing through his nose as clearly as somebody could when wearing a face mask. Not only did...
  • OC Students Stage Virtual Strike In Support Of Teachers Who Do Not Feel Safe Returning To Campus

    02/04/2021 10:12:15 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 25 replies
    CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES ^ | February 3, 2021 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — It was back to the classroom this week for the 120 teachers in the Huntington Beach Union High School District who have been teaching from home since the school year began. The option of remote teaching is no longer being offered by the district, which has prompted a group of students to organize a virtual strike in support of their teachers who have been forced to use their sick time or take a leave of absence if they do not feel safe returning to campus. “The teachers who felt OK to be there, a majority of...
  • BREAKING: Orange County, California Flips ANOTHER Congressional Seat Red – Republican Young Kim Defeats Democrat Incumbent Gil Cisneros

    11/13/2020 6:45:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/13/2020 | Cristina Laila
    Young KimCalifornia – Orange County flipped another congressional seat red on Friday.Republican Young Kim defeated crooked Democrat incumbent Gil Cisneros in California’s district 39. According to the Associated Press, with 99% reporting, Young Kim received 172,253 votes to Gil Cisneros’ 168,108 votes.In 2018, Orange County, a traditionally conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day. In 2018, the 39th district was officially called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Republican Young Kim who was up by 3 points on election night and was set to be the first Korean-American...
  • Republicans may take back two congressional seats in key Orange County races (Kalifornia)

    11/04/2020 9:32:24 PM PST · by KingofZion · 13 replies
    In a rare bright spot for California’s beleaguered GOP, two Republican challengers are within striking distance of unseating two Orange County Democrats who were elected to Congress during the 2018 blue wave. In both races, the Republicans are slightly ahead, but the margins are thin enough that it could take a while before final numbers are available. If they go on to win, it would mark a major political reversal in Orange County, a onetime Republican stronghold that has become increasingly purple in recent years. The county picked Joe Biden over Donald Trump on Tuesday. Two years ago, Democrats flipped...
  • O.C. [Orange County] Bishop Sues Charity Administrator Who Accused Catholic Leader of Wrongdoing

    11/02/2020 6:29:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/1/20 | Harriet Ryan
    The Roman Catholic bishop of Orange County is suing a former charity administrator for libel, an escalation in the prelate’s dispute with influential church philanthropists who have complained to the Vatican about his firing of a nonprofit board. Bishop Kevin Vann and the Diocese of Orange’s chief financial officer are seeking a retraction, financial compensation and punitive damages from the ex-administrator for an email in which they contend she gave a “false narrative” that suggested that charity funds might be used to cover clergy sex abuse claims. The Superior Court suit filed earlier this month is the latest development in...
  • COVID-19 Seven Times Higher in OC [CA] Than Thought, UCI Study Says

    10/30/2020 12:18:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    NBC4LA ^ | 10/329020
    Coronavirus infections in Orange County were found to be seven times higher than previously thought, according to the results of a UC Irvine study released Wednesday. County officials hired UCI to do a serological study of a large cross-section of residents to check antibodies for COVID-19 to get a better handle on how prevalent the highly infectious disease has been in the community, according to Orange County CEO Frank Kim. Positivity rates are determined from polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, which involve a health professional using a swab of the nasal cavity and are considered the most trustworthy when...
  • Unofficial ballot drop boxes popping up throughout the state worry elections officials

    10/12/2020 7:09:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    OC Register ^ | 10 11 2020 | Alicia Robinson
    In a photo posted to social media last week, a young man wearing a mask with Orange County congressional candidate Michelle Steel’s name on it is holding a mail ballot and giving a thumbs up next to a box about the size of a file cabinet labeled “Official ballot drop off box.” The post, from Jordan Tygh, a regional field director for the California Republican Party, encouraged people to message him for “convenient locations” to drop their own ballots. The problem is the drop box in the photo is not official – and it could be against the law. The...
  • Italian-American restaurant in O.C. takes anti-mask stance with billboard near Beverly Center

    09/29/2020 11:21:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KTLA ^ | Sep 28, 2020 | Cindy Von Quednow
    In an apparent nod to a famous line from “The Godfather,” an Orange County restaurant has taken an anti-mask stance with a billboard near the Beverly Center. “Leave The Mask Take The Cannoli,” reads the large sign from Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, atop a flower shop just blocks from the popular mall on Monday. The phrase, derived from the quote “Leave the gun, take the cannoli,” also mirrors the typeface from the classic Francis Ford Coppola film series. The Huntington Beach eatery has made headlines before, when it hung a Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag next to an American...
  • Hillary Clinton: “Joe Biden Should Not Concede Under Any Circumstances” (VIDEO)

    08/24/2020 6:50:00 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    Twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton bragged about how the Democrats are going to try to steal the 2020 election. Clinton sat down virtually with Jennifer Palmieri and “The Circus” on Showtime and urged the Democrat party to fight like hell until Biden wins the 2020 election. ..... Snip..... Hillary Clinton and her crony Jennifer Palmieri were just projecting what the Democrat party is doing and will do onto President Trump. ....snip.... "At least we know more now about what they’re going to do,” Hillary said using Alinsky style projection. “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think...
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office releases bodycam footage showing fatal shooting of Salaythis Melvin

    08/19/2020 7:48:48 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 12 replies
    WDBO ^ | 8/18/20 | Katrina Scales and Daralene Jones
    The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released bodycam footage of a deputy-involved shooting that killed a man in Orlando. The family of 22-year-old Salaythis Melvin had been pleading to see body camera video from the scene and was provided the footage an hour before it was released to the general public. An online petition has about 3,000 signatures asking for deputies to release the video. ***PLEASE NOTE THE VIDEO BELOW IS GRAPHIC AND CONTAINS IMAGES OF THE SHOOTING, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND TREATMENT FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING.*** “He was a well known child. He was very popular in the community,” Melvin’s mother...
  • Shark Captured by OC Lifeguards Near Balboa Pier as Beachgoers Look On

    08/19/2020 1:01:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KTIABC ^ | Friday, August 14, 2020 | Tony Cabrera
    Video from AIR7 HD shows the harrowing moment when lifeguards pulled the shark from the water at Newport Beach. A shark was euthanized after lifeguards on Friday afternoon caught a 6-foot shark with their bare hands near Newport Beach's Balboa Pier. Dramatic aerial video from AIR7 HD shows the lifeguards approaching the shark about 1:30 p.m. after ordering all swimmers out of the water. The five lifeguards then pounced on the floundering shark and dragged it onto the sand. No injuries were reported. Lifeguards said two small thresher sharks came ashore, one at the Balboa Pier and the other in...
  • Father and son are beaten to death by burglar with a baseball bat as 10-year-old grandson calls 911 and locks himself in bathroom

    08/02/2020 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/20
    Ezekiel Hopkins, 34, faces charges of murder and aggravated assault Hopkins is accused of bludgeoning to death John Savey, 61, and injuring his wife, Lisa, and also killing their 30-year-old son, James Police in Florida say the couple confronted Hopkins as he was trying to steal their car John and Lisa's 10-year-old grandson called 911 to report the attack and hid in the bathroom Hopkins was hospitalized after possibly ingesting bleach before police arrived Court records in Orange County indicate that Hopkins has a prior history of arrests on felony charges dating back to at least 2009. He was previously...
  • Florida police union pulls endorsement of Orange County sheriff who took a knee with protesters

    07/15/2020 11:14:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15 2020 | Nick Givas
    The Fraternal Order of Police voted unanimously on Tuesday not to endorse Orange County Sheriff John Mina in his re-election bid, following his decision to take a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters last month. A union survey showed that a majority of respondents complained about low morale and many believed Mina wouldn't back them up if they were involved in a use-of-force case that went public, according to Fox 35. One union member who was surveyed said, “You knelt with the same protesters/rioters who were hurling insults and bricks at us for your own political gain." Mina took a...

    07/05/2020 10:44:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020, 4:52 p.m. | Aída Chávez
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SEN. Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway. Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career. At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes,...
  • Attempted Erasing of Kamala Harris’s Prosecutorial Record From Wikipedia

    07/03/2020 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Bongino Show ^ | 7/3/2020 | Jeremy Frankel
    California Democrat Senator Kamala Harris, a former presidential rival to Joe Biden and now a possible Vice-Presidential pick, has an interesting past that may not play well with the party’s woke Leftist base. Harris’s former career as a prosecutor and Attorney General of California included many controversial “tough-on-crime” incidents, and now they are being scrubbed from her Wikipedia page, as to not upset the Left’s voters. The Intercept reported that her decision to support Orange County prosecutors for “rampant misconduct” and her saying that “it is not progressive to be soft on crime” could turn off voters should she get...
  • Public Health Officials Face Wave Of Threats, Pressure Amid Coronavirus Response

    06/15/2020 3:58:10 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 35 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 12, 2020 | Lauren Weber and Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Michelle R. Smith
    On Thursday, Ohio’s state health director, who had armed protesters come to her house, resigned. The health officer for Orange County, California, quit Monday after weeks of criticism and personal threats from residents and other public officials over an order requiring face coverings in public. As the pressure and scrutiny rise, many more health officials have chosen to leave or been pushed out of their jobs. A review by KHN and The Associated Press finds at least 27 state and local health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 13 states. From North Carolina to California, they...
  • Orange County health official resigns amid pushback over face mask order

    06/10/2020 3:43:03 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2020 | Amanda Woods
    The chief health officer in Orange County, Calif., resigned this week after receiving pushback — and even death threats — over her mandate that everyone in the county wear face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to new reports. Dr. Nichole Quick faced immediate resistance from residents and elected officials when she issued the face mask mandate in late May, the Los Angeles Times reported. During a county board of supervisors meeting last month, a woman who identified herself as an attorney disparaged Quick’s experience in the medical field and even read her home address out loud.
  • Orange County, California Doctor Cites Positive Results Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Covid-19

    05/31/2020 6:32:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/30/2020 | Jamie Joseph
    Dr. Gregg DeNicola is one of the first doctors in Southern California to develop a cohesive treatment plan for COVID-19 that includes the widely debated drug hydroxychloroquine—and he told The Epoch Times he’s seen only positive results. “A couple [patients] look you in the eye and say, ‘I think I’m going to die,’” DeNicola said. But none of the Laguna Beach-based doctor’s 95 COVID-19 patients have died yet, and he credits hydroxychloroquine with helping to save them. The use of hydroxychloroquine to treat the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, has divided opinion since it...
  • California Democrats who flipped seats in 2018 have plenty of cash for 2020

    05/10/2020 10:39:12 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 20 replies
    MSN news ^ | 4/18/2020 | John Wildermuth
    California Democrats are building a wall of money to defend the congressional seats they took from Republicans in 2018, new Federal Election Commission financial reports show *** In the Central Valley, Rep. Josh Harder, D-Turlock (Stanislaus County), took in $789,093 in the quarter that ended March 31, leaving him with $3.5 million in campaign cash. His Republican opponent, veterinarian Ted Howze, raised $71,147 in the first quarter, leaving him with $100,575 in the bank. *** Brian Maryott, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, is challenging Democratic Rep. Mike Levin in a district that bridges San Diego and Orange counties. But...