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  • KING: WHY I'LL NEVER STAND AGAIN FOR THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

    08/29/2016 8:32:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Shaun King
    I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In a dream world the bread is super soft, like the Wonder Bread of my childhood, and the sandwich will have crunchy peanut butter, strawberry jam, and a cup of cold milk to go with it. Maybe PB&J isn't your favorite sandwich, but I want you to imagine your favorite comfort food for a moment. Maybe it's a hamburger, a piece of pie, or a fruit smoothie. Whatever it is, just imagine yourself enjoying the very best version of your very favorite food. It's perfectly delicious. Then, imagine yourself glancing up on the...
  • Myke Tavarres will now stand for national anthem Thursday

    08/29/2016 8:18:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 29, 2016 | Tim McManus
    Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has reversed course and will now stand for the national anthem Thursday after earlier saying he would sit it out in protest. "He plans on standing for the National Anthem," Tavarres' agent, Corey Williams, said in a statement Monday. "Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke's goal is and will always be to make the Eagles 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl." Asked if he advised Tavarres to change his stance, Williams replied: "Yes, I did." Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said...
  • California Assembly OKs bill hiking overtime for farmworkers

    08/29/2016 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Alison Noon
    Four decades after he signed the nation’s first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation Monday to phase in the change. California employers are already mandated to pay time-and-a half to farmworkers after 10 hours in a day or 60 hours in a week. That’s longer than the overtime pay for all other workers, who get it after eight hours in a day or 40 hours a week. The Assembly passed the proposal...
  • Socialist presidential candidate Gloria La Riva: We salute Colin Kaepernick

    08/29/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Liberation ^ | August 27, 2016 | Liberation Staff
    “Kaepernick’s action was a righteous protest against the epidemic of racism and police brutality in this country,” said Gloria La Riva. “As a socialist and proud, long-time resident of San Francisco, I salute the stand taken by SF 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the National Anthem at Friday night’s game. La Riva spoke from her San Francisco office in California where she is running for U.S. President as the Peace and Freedom Party candidate. Out of the five candidates on the California ballot, she is the only worker, only person of color and only socialist. She...
  • San Francisco Police Officers Association Rips Colin Kaepernick Statements On Flag

    08/29/2016 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 29,2016
    The organization said Kaepernick’s comments show the quarterback has “an incredible lack of knowledge regarding our profession and officer-involved shootings, but also shows a naivety and total lack of sensitivity towards police officers.” The SFPOA asked the NFL and the 49ers to “separate” themselves from the comments. “While the SFPOA acknowledges Mr. Kaepernick’s right to speak his point of view and we stand by this right, we also recognize your organization’s ability to denounce his foolish statements and separate yourself from his actions,” the letter read. Both the 49ers and the NFL have issued statements saying players are not required...
  • Moments Before LAX Panic, Officers Confront Man Dressed as Zorro

    08/29/2016 2:32:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ;Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/29 | Brittny Mejia
    A man dressed as Zorro and carrying a plastic sword was confronted at gunpoint by police at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, just moments before a false report of an active shooter sent passengers stampeding from multiple terminals. Airport police responded to Terminal 7 on Sunday at about 8:40 p.m., following reports of a man dressed in black with a sword and wearing a mask, according to a statement from Los Angeles World Airports. Believing the man was armed with a sword, police approached him with weapons drawn “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the airport. A video...
  • 'Viva Trump!' Small but vocal group of Latinos rally for Trump in Orange County

    08/29/2016 7:18:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    l a times ^ | 08/28/2016 | Dan Weikel
    “He just wants to expedite the process and better enforce our immigration laws,” Gutierrez said. Ofelia Ramirez, another Trump supporter who attended Sunday’s rally, said she believes Trump can make government work again. “I’m a Latina and I’m for Trump,” she said. “I believe he can effect change in Washington. We need to send a message to government, to D.C., to senators and representatives of the Republican Party that they cannot continue to get the Hispanic vote and the vote of the American people under false pretenses.”
  • Minimum Wage Claims Its Latest Victims - Ashley Furniture Slashes 840 Jobs In California

    08/29/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A few weeks back we pointed out a couple of the reasons that businesses are fleeing California by the 1,000's ("3 Simple Charts That Help Explain Why 9,000 Businesses Have Left California In Just 7 Years"). Clearly the implementation of a State-wide $15 minimum wage hasn't helped "lure" business owners. On Friday, Ashley Furniture's 840 employees working in the company's production and warehouse facility in Colton, California became the latest victims of California's minimum wage hike. Ashley announced they would be leaving open their retail store in Colton, but would be relocating the production facility that accounts for most of...
  • Freedom Bridge in Santa Clara faces demolition despite bicyclists' protests

    08/28/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8/27/16 | Scott Herhold
    <p>A couple of long blocks north of Highway 101, bicyclists whiz up and down the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, one of the best bicycle paths in the valley. At the property of tech giant Intel, a few of them cross to the east side of the creek on a wooden bridge called "The Freedom Bridge."</p>
  • Don't Kill the Death Penalty in California

    08/28/2016 12:31:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Opponents of California's death penalty have been highly successful at thwarting executions since the state resumed executions in 1992 after a 20-year hiatus. Their latest ploy is Proposition 62, which would repeal the death penalty and resentence death row inmates to life without parole. Measure sponsors argue that capital punishment presents the risk of executing an innocent person, but also state that California's death penalty is "simply unworkable." That's a cheeky stand, coming from the corner that has been throwing monkey wrenches into the criminal justice system to subvert death penalty law. Over the years, appellate attorneys have introduced endless...
  • WATCH: LATINOS & HISPANICS FOR TRUMP: OPERATION TACO BOWL LIVE STREAM

    08/28/2016 8:57:30 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 77 replies
    RSBN ^ | 8-28-2016 | RSBN
    All - there's an event in Annaheim, CA that will be live-streamed via RSBN today: Operation Taco Bowl Sunday, August 28, 2016: LIVE stream coverage of the Latinos for Trump Operation Taco Bowl event! Coverage will begin at 2:00 PM PT. Ya don’t wanna miss this one, folks! http://rsbn.tv/watch-latinos-for-trump-operation-taco-bowl-live-stream/
  • Gov. Brown: ‘Is Very Dubious’ that Global Warming Legislation Causes Job Loss

    08/27/2016 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2016 | 2:01 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) says that evidence that global warming solution legislation hurts jobs “is very dubious, if it exists at all.” While speaking at a press conference Wednesday night Brown praised the passage of SB32 in the California Senate, which sets a target of cutting the state’s output of heat-trapping emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. […] “The economy is an impersonal mechanism of profit-seeking enterprises who will take the world as they find it. Whether it’s a mountain or a river or a regulation or a need for bright people. People who want to invest...
  • Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest(BLMer)

    08/27/2016 3:23:25 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media . ''I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,'' Kaepernick said. ''To me, this is bigger than football and it...
  • San Francisco 49ers Issue Statement After Colin Kaepernick Sits Through National Anthem

    08/27/2016 5:52:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 162 replies
    KNBR ^ | 8/27/16 | KNBR Staff
    SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick didn’t do much to warrant headlines with his performance on the field Friday, but he’s certainly in for his fair share of scrutiny after he sat through the national anthem before his preseason debut against the Packers. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com was first to report Kaepernick didn’t stand for the national anthem and got the 49ers to issue a statement on the matter. The statement from the 49ers to PFT: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect...
  • (San Fran) Women to go topless Sunday, protesting laws that discriminate against female breasts

    08/27/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2016 | Brandon Mercer
    The proper headline for this story could be: "Women go topless to protest inequality." "Men put on bikini tops to protest inequality." "UFO religion leader promotes topless protests nationwide." "Race car driver abducted by aliens launches topless movement as part of spiritual awakening" Or, "Women can go topless whenever they want San Francisco, so who cares if they do it Sunday?" Any of the above would be accurate. As women take off their bras and blouses in Union Square Sunday, and men don string bikinis tops in solidarity, the San Francisco Go Topless day celebrants may not realize the strange...
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move

    08/27/2016 7:10:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 117 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 27 August 2016 | By Arthur Weinstein
    Colin Kaepernick, who has been mired in a quarterback controversy with Blaine Gabbert to see who will lead the 49ers this season, may have sparked a real controversy Friday night. Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem before the 49ers preseason game at Levi's Stadium, although the move went unnoticed by most at the time. ProFootballTalk.com reported the story more than an hour after the game, and no reporters asked Kaepernick about it following the 49ers 21-10 loss to the Packers.But Kaepernick's action prompted the 49ers to issue a statement acknowledging that he sat during the anthem, and defending...
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • Jaycee Dugard Loses Federal Appeal Against Parole Officers: Court

    08/26/2016 2:01:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe and held in Antioch by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officers liable for failing to supervise her captor. The ruling was made seven years to the day she was rescued - on Aug. 26, 2009. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already ruled on this case in March, but Friday's decision was an expanded version of their original opinion. Friday's opinion now becomes a legal precedent. Dugard had argued, unsuccessfully, that federal parole officers failed to...
  • California Christian colleges support bill that forces them to embrace LGBT agenda

    08/26/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 08/26/2016 | Claire Chretien
    Six of California’s largest Christian colleges and an association of California private schools support a bill that is designed to essentially remove religious schools’ Title IX exemptions and force the LGBT agenda on them. California Bill 1146, which has been called "the most oppressive LGBTQ anti-religious proposal in the nation," failed to pass after it was first introduced. An amended version passed the California Assembly on Wednesday, and is now before the state Senate.
  • TRUMP TAKES LEAD Over Hillary Clinton in Latest LA Times/Daybreak National Poll (+1)

    08/26/2016 2:16:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit LA Times ^ | Aug 26th, 2016 8:28 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by a point in the latest LA Times – Daybreak poll. The Daybreak poll uses: ** A huge sample (2000+) ** It is conducted everyday ** And the data matches the sample to the voting populace according to census This is good news for Trump. Hillary Clinton needs to hold a significant lead of 5-7 points at this time if she expects to win in November. The recent reports on her continued lawlessness does not help.
  • San Francisco Police Seek Suspect In Vicious Attack Caught On Camera

    08/26/2016 1:26:00 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | August 24 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect in a vicious unprovoked attack on a woman that was captured by a surveillance camera last weekend. According to authorities, on Saturday, August 20, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the female victim was walking in Lafayette Park when she was approached by the suspect. The victim did not speak to the suspect during the encounter.
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door

    08/24/2016 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Phlap · 54 replies
    AP via CBC ^ | 08/24/2016
    After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. NASA's New Horizons probe, the fastest spacecraft launched, left Earth hurtling toward Pluto at about 36,000 mph. At that speed, it would take more than 78,000 years to get there.
  • Anti-Semitism On Campus Gets Real

    08/24/2016 8:40:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Usually university officials go into overdrive to solve a reported hate crime. Apparently they become more deliberate when the alleged victim is a Jewish student. "On Thursday, the UC Irvine Office of Student Conduct announced that it had concluded a three-month investigation into an aggressive and disruptive incident on the UCI campus last May," the Louis D. Brandeis Center reported on August 22, 2016. "The incident involved an anti-Israel mob that disrupted a small event held by a Jewish student group on campus." "The angry mob of about 50 students blocked the entrances and exits while loudly chanting angry, anti-Israel,...
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • Governor Brown signs High-Speed Rail Property Sale Notification bill into law

    08/23/2016 11:25:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    abc30.com ^ | 8/23/16 | abc30.com
    The bill, authored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), will give previous owners of property, once thought to be in one of the many proposed paths of High-Speed Rail, the opportunity to buy it back if the state is selling it. The new law will require the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to notify previous property owners when it plans to sell unneeded property, then wait 30 days before selling it.
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • Hillary Clinton to visit SoCal for Jimmy Kimmel Taping, Fundraising

    08/22/2016 3:16:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    ABC7 ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darsha Philips
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton kicked off a two-day visit to Southern California Monday. She will tape an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" as well as hold a series of fundraisers.
  • Amy Schumer: My Liberal Politics May Hurt My Career, But I Don’t Care (Chuckie's Niece Is SO Brave!)

    08/22/2016 2:17:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | August 22, 2016 | 4:10 PM EDT | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Comedian and actress Amy Schumer absurdly claimed if only she kept her “mouth shut” about her “real feelings about politics or gun violence” that “career-wise” it “would be financially better for me, but I don’t care.” This is coming from someone who currently can be seen all over your TV in a national ad campaign for Bud Light, which even includes a commercial that spouted progressive talking points. The star of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and last summer’s box office hit Trainwreck came on Friday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show to promote her new book The Girl With...
  • Qué Verguenza, Marin! (Shame Shame on Rosario!)

    08/22/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Rosario Marin is a fellow Californian, and a Hispanic female Republican. What more could the California GOP have hoped for?She served as a councilmember, then mayor in the deep blue, and now deeply corrupt city of Huntington Park, the same city where I continue protesting the appointment of two illegal aliens to city commissions. Sadly, Marin has remained silent about this outrageous travesty, although she has helped campaign for other Hispanic Republicans running for office in California.She was promoted from Little TJ to Big DC, where she served as George W. BushÂ’s first Secretary of the Treasury. She returned to...
  • Federalizing the MLA

    08/22/2016 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities are forever feeling shortchanged by taxpayers. They needn't worry. For one thing, they are far richer than those of us who actually pay federal levies. For another, academia has succeeded in securing millions for what look like panel discussions at the Modern Language Association. "The National Institutes of Health has spent more on exercise programs for refugees, anti-tobacco video games, weight-loss programs for truckers, and studies on gay hook up apps than it has to fight the Zika virus," Elizabeth Harrington reported in the Washington Free Beacon on August 8, 2016. And a good chunk of that...
  • Jerry Brown and Eminent Domain Abuse

    08/21/2016 5:22:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    As mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he returned to the governor's office in 2011 and inherited a $25 billion budget shortfall. Feeling the squeeze, Brown saw an opportunity to make $1.7 billion by eliminating redevelopment agencies and shifted. He liked redevelopment as mayor, he explained to the League of California Cities, but also: "I didn't quite understand it. It seemed kind of magical. It was the money that you could spend on stuff that they wouldn't otherwise let you spend." In Sacramento, fiscal restraint can only last so long. The urge to "spend on...
  • California mayor pleads not guilty in strip poker scandal

    08/19/2016 8:05:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/2016 | Steve Gorman
    The mayor of Stockton, California, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of playing while furnishing beer to minors at a summer camp he hosts for underprivileged children.Anthony Ray Silva, 41, was arraigned in Amador County Superior Court on a felony eavesdropping charge and three misdemeanor counts - contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child endangerment and supplying alcoholic beverages to underage persons. Silva, who is free on $20,000 bond, entered not guilty pleas to all four charges. His next court date was set for Sept. 7. Outside the...
  • American Apparel is said to be considering moving manufacturing out of California

    08/18/2016 5:38:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 08/17/2016
    Struggling retailer American Apparel is eyeing a move out of its downtown Los Angeles manufacturing facility for a lower-wage part of the country, according to two sources familiar with the company. The Los Angeles clothing maker, which emerged from bankruptcy in February, is contemplating a move to a state such as Tennessee, North Carolina or South Carolina, where the minimum wage is $7.25, said one source, who requested anonymity due to pending litigation. That would be a significant savings once California’s minimum wage climbs to $15 an hour in 2020. In a statement, American Apparel said it “does not comment...
  • Men Armed With Rifles, Dressed In Tactical Gear Arrested After Pursuit

    08/16/2016 2:20:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    CBSLA ^ | 08/16/2016
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday arrested two men who were allegedly seen dressed in full tactical gear threatening to ambush officers. Two armed black men were seen about 12:45 a.m. dressed in military garb walking on Century Boulevard between Yukon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to police. While the men carried “assault-type gear”, officers monitored their activity but took no action for the safety of several bystanders watching, according to Inglewood Police Lt. Greg Held. The men were reportedly walking the neighborhood in a Black Lives Matter-type protest. The men were taken into custody for questioning shortly...
  • California Assembly Passes Bill To Curb “Policing For Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture

    08/16/2016 11:29:39 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 13 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8-16-16 | Reality of Sense
    August 15, 2016 the California Assembly voted 66-8 to pass a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 443 (SB443) last year. The legislation sets additional restrictions on the state to prevent abuses from civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that observers such as the Institute for Justice (IJ) have called “legal plunder.” SB443 passed in the state Senate last summer by a resounding 38-1 vote. But the Assembly failed to pass the...
  • Lower Lake burning; Clayton fire forces evacuation of Clearlake residents

    08/14/2016 7:18:46 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Christi Warren
    Commercial structures in downtown Lower Lake and residences were in flames Sunday afternoon as the Clayton fire exploded, forcing thousands of people to flee homes and abandon businesses. By 5 p.m. flames had engulfed numerous commercial buildings in Lower Lake along Main Street, including the town’s post office, a tire store, a funeral home and restaurants, despite the combined efforts of firefighters, water tankers and helicopters. State Sen. Mike McGuire, who was on the fire lines Sunday with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, saw the blaze burn down into Lower Lake on Sunday afternoon. “Lower Lake may be completely lost,”...
  • UCI economist Peter Navarro a key Trump defender

    08/14/2016 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Pelham · 1 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 13, 2016 | MARGOT ROOSEVELT
    In the towering glass and steel lobby of UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business, a small media scrum – two television correspondents, two cameramen, a producer, a newspaper reporter and a photographer – laid in wait last week for Donald Trump’s ubiquitous economic champion. It had been a crazy few days for 67-year-old UCI professor Peter Navarro, what with nonstop interviews on CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, “Fox & Friends" and a shouting match with Chris Matthews on “Hardball.” Was he enjoying the limelight? “No,” he insisted, as he wound up a three-hour session with “PBS NewsHour,” a...
  • Kate Steinle Murder Trial Delayed Until After Election

    08/13/2016 4:13:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 08/13/16 | Michelle Moons
    The trial of five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez for the murder of young San Francisco resident Kate Steinle has been delayed until after the 2016 presidential election. On Thursday, a judge set December 2 as the date to assign the case for trial, according to the East Bay Times. The actual start of the trial might only happen in 2017. Prosecutor Diane Garcia said Thursday that she has cases that have dragged on for four years. Steinle was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14 with her father on July 1, 2015 when a shot in the...
  • Christians: Stop Acting Like Sheep To The Slaughter

    08/13/2016 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    California politics has taken over the national headlines this past week. Why shouldn’t it? What happens in the Golden State (or Commmie-fornia, or the Gilded State, or the Land of Fruity Nuts) does not stay here. The latest iteration of liberal insanity? State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and his anti-liberty legislation SB 1146. What would the law do? A few things: 1. It would require universities to publish wide disclaimers that they were claiming exemptions from Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. That’s called “public shaming.” 2. Schools would have to report to the state of California whenever...
  • Report: Businesses leaving or curbing operations in state (CA)

    08/13/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/13/2016 | Kevin Smith
    California’s costly tax and regulatory policies prompted more than 10,000 businesses to leave the state, reduce their operations or curtail plans to locate here between 2008 and 2015, according to a report from Spectrum Location Solutions. The Irvine-based company conducts site-selection studies and other assessments to help businesses relocate to optimum states and locales for their operations. Some of their clients include corporations that have relocated out of California, like Honda. The report, “California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 20082015,” reveals that at least 1,687 California disinvestment events occurred during that period, a count that reflects only those that became...
  • 'You are truly a piece of evil': Serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death

    08/13/2016 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Yahoo7
    The serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine. The moment of reckoning for Lonnie Franklin Jr. came after those whose lives were altered by his violence questioned how he could have been so cruel and shown so little remorse. "You are truly a piece of evil," said Enietra Washington, who managed to survive after being shot and testified against him at...
  • Attention Californians--Sign petition to restore Your Constitutionally Protected Gun Rights

    08/13/2016 11:50:18 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 17 replies
    Calling all Californians. Protect your gun rights from the evil left! Go to local gun store and sign Petition!
  • Report alleges energy companies got favors from state officials (California)

    08/12/2016 10:23:30 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 10 August 2016 7:03pm | Kevin Smith
    Twenty-six energy companies with business before the state donated nearly $10million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the past eight years — donations that often were made within days or weeks of winning favors. That’s the contention of “Brown’s Dirty Hands“ a report released Wednesday by the Santa Monica-based public interest group Consumer Watchdog. [snip]The report alleges that Brown and his operatives have used the California Democratic Party as “a political slush fund” to receive contributions from unpopular energy companies in amounts greater than permitted to his candidate committee. The group has logged its report as...
  • Can America's first floating wind farm shake off environmental concerns?

    08/12/2016 9:31:57 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 31, 2016 | Matt Weiser
    The deep waters off the coast of California could become home to the country’s largest offshore wind energy project and a test case for a technology that is still in its infancy.
  • APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric vehicle mandate

    08/12/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 8:15 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    With the extension of California’s landmark climate change law stalled, a legislative plan is emerging to significantly up the ante on California’s commitment to electric vehicles by requiring that 15 percent of all new automobiles be emission-free within a decade. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Friday that she’ll introduce legislation next week to ramp up the pressure on carmakers. Automakers that fail to sell enough electric vehicles would be required to make payments to rivals that do or pay a fine to the state.“If we create more competition in the market, that automatically will trigger...
  • Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

    08/12/2016 11:58:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-11-2016 | Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
    In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live with any white folks,” wrote Karé Ureña, who is black. The online comments touched off a debate this week over race at Pitzer and neighboring...
  • Gay Activists are Attempting to Dissolve the First Amendment

    08/12/2016 7:57:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Stream ^ | August 12, 2016 | Michael Brown
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." These opening words of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights seem perfectly clear. They were written by James Madison "in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties," and so "the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power." How absolute are these prohibitions against governmental interference? According to some leading gay activists, these prohibitions are hardly absolute at all. In their view, religious institutions do not have the right to forbid homosexual practice. If...
  • MUSLIMS Threaten California Church with “Allahu Akbars” During Sunday Mass

    08/12/2016 9:15:09 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Oh nice. So this is what we have to look forward to in Obama’s “new America.”Father Josiah Trenham described the threats on his Orthodox Church in California. Muslims screamed “Allahu Akbars” at St. Andrew Orthodox Church during its Sunday service. They brought their bullhorn so everyone would get the message. Via FOX News and Jihad Watch: