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  • California seizes 1200 illegally owned guns

    06/17/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 87 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2011 | Don Thompson
    California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people who cannot legally own them because of mental illness or restraining orders. However, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600 assault weapons are still believed to be held statewide by people who should not have them. Most people bought the weapons legally but were later prohibited from owning guns. But 12 people were arrested on suspicion of illegally owning assault weapons or grenades during a six-week sweep by the state Department of Justice in April and May. Harris said 90 percent of the...
  • Who Will Be Obama’s Next Supreme Court Pick? Blog Points to California AG Kamala Harris

    02/19/2012 4:17:48 PM PST · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 2/15/2012 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    Who will be the next justice to retire, and who will be nominated to replace that person? SCOTUSblog does some prognosticating and says California Attorney General Kamala Harris could be the next nominee tapped for the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There's one big problem, though: Harris may not want the job. “In the lists of names, only one truly stands out as checking every box: Kamala Harris,” Goldstein writes. Like the president, she is biracial, and she will be 50 years old in 2015. She is liberal, but she has a law enforcement background. The only...
  • Connection? Obama calls Cali AG 'best-looking in USA, First Lady calls self 'Single Mother'

    04/05/2013 12:11:06 PM PDT · by politisite · 26 replies
    CBS, Fox News, Politisite ^ | 4/5/2013 | Politisite
    What an interesting day in political foot in mouth from the White house. FLOUTS gave an interview to a CBS affiliate WCAX and said she was a, "Single Mother". President Obama flirtatiously called the California Attorney General the best looking in America. California Attorney General Kamala Harris did meet Obama at the Airport and it appears they were happy to see each other. We will be listening for a domestic at 1600 Pennsylvania.
  • The GOP Can Keep Their California Puppets

    05/18/2014 5:38:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 5/18/14 | Ann-Marie Murell
    “He was the political figure all politicians fear:the moralist who cannot bear to let any wrong deed go undenounced.As a politician he had the fatal defect of the totally honest man:He insisted on the truth even when the truth was most inconvenient.”Introduction to George Orwell’s Animal Farm by Russell Baker In 2010 billionaire Meg Whitman ran for governor of California. Whitman had everything going for her; she was a former successful businesswoman, and despite being a little “squishy” on immigration and other issues she had the backing of the establishment GOP.Naturally I wanted to do my civic duties and help...
  • The hushed voice of the moderate Republican

    09/25/2014 5:33:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 9/24/14 | Carla Wallach
    It is depressing being a member of a vanishing breed but that is what I am. Hopefully they're not dead but hibernating like polar bears especially now that midterm elections are coming up. I refer to moderate Republicans, remember them? They've dropped out, disappeared, like senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Christine Todd Whitman, Colin Powell, John McCain (in his earlier days and probably still secretly) and others who once brought their sane wisdom to the table. But where is the next generation? Now and then there seems to be a voice in the wilderness like Neel Kashkari in California...
  • Senators: Use Federal Capital to Make Loans ('redistribute' specific proportion of capital)

    10/28/2008 5:33:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Financial Planning .com ^ | 10/24/08 | Stacy Kaper
    Senators: Use Federal Capital to Make LoansAmerican Banker By Stacy Kaper October 24, 2008 Several Senate Banking Committee members pressured the Treasury Department on Thursday to require banks that receive an emergency capital injection to use the funds for lending activities and foreclosure prevention. During a hearing on regulatory responses to the crisis, lawmakers said there are concerns that bankers will sit on the added cash. "Why did Treasury not attach a requirement to increase lending as a price for receiving government money?" asked Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the committee's senior Republican. Lawmakers also used the hearing to press...
  • Obama's lobbyist curbs are political, watchdog told

    09/01/2009 10:13:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 | Kara Rowland
    A former Treasury official has told the watchdog for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout program that President Obama's promise to restrict lobbyist access to the bailout was made purely for political reasons. Months after the administration's pledge, the lobbyist rules haven't been implemented and Neel Kashkari, the one-time czar of the agency's Troubled Asset Relief Program, told the office of the special inspector general for TARP that the pledge to craft safeguards against lobbyist influence was a defensive move. "Mr. Kashkari believed that this statement was purely for political reasons with Obama's new entering administration, and that there was...
  • Paulson Adviser To Oversee Rescue (Former Goldman Sachs Executive)

    10/06/2008 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 29 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2008 | David Cho
    The Treasury Department plans to tap Neel Kashkari, an assistant secretary of international affairs and a former Goldman Sachs banker, to oversee the government's $700 billion financial rescue program, sources familiar with the situation said yesterday. Kashkari has been a close adviser to Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. on the credit crisis and helped draft the legislation for the massive rescue plan. He is expected to run the program on an interim basis until the Treasury finds a permanent head, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment. Kashkari's replacement would...
  • Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism

    06/13/2014 9:46:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
    Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes questions at San Francisco flower shop GOP's Chris Christie pays a visit Facebook headquarters in California New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an apt analogy," Christie said during a San Francisco appearance alongside Neel Kashkari, the GOP candidate for California governor. Christie was appearing with Kashkari in his...
  • Pete Wilson blasts Tim Donnelly, saying he would damage GOP (another moderate heard from!)

    05/17/2014 6:19:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 5/15/14
    Former Gov. Pete Wilson urged California Republicans on Thursday not to support Tim Donnelly, the party's frontrunner in the gubernatorial race, saying his theatrics and personal controversies would drag down other Republicans on the ballot in the fall. "Keeping public focus on the real and important issues facing California will require a candidate who does not have to defend Tim Donnelly's bizarre votes and statements or his irresponsible personal behavior," Wilson said in a letter first published on the conservative blog "With Tim Donnelly on the ballot, it would be a losing campaign, risking injury to our party and...
  • Establishment Republican ahead in Calif.

    06/02/2014 1:23:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 6/2/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Establishment Republican Neel Kashkari (R) has pulled ahead of controversial California state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) ahead of Tuesday's all-party primary, according to a new poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. ADVERTISEMENT Kashkari leads Donnelly among likely voters with 18 percent of the vote to 13 percent, the first time the former assistant Treasury secretary has had a lead in the Republican field. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) was at 50 percent in the live-caller poll, conducted for the Times and the University of Southern California by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Some Republicans have been panicked about having Donnelly...
  • California GOP Debate a Microcosm for Establishment vs. Grassroots

    05/18/2014 5:31:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 5/18/14 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Even though California is as blue as blue can be, and the upcoming gubernatorial election in November is considered a fait accompli in Governor Jerry Brown’s favor, it’s worth listening to the lively primary debate that took place on May 15 in Anaheim, California between Republican candidates Neel Kashkari – a former Treasury Department official during the Bush Administration – and California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. The top two winners in a June 3 primary will face off in the November elections. As it currently stands, Governor Moonbeam is the favorite, polling at 57% of the vote; Donnelly is in...
  • Breaking News: Former Goldman Sachs Executive to Oversee $700 Billion bailout

    10/07/2008 3:30:57 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 34 replies · 1,016+ views
    Oh My Gov ^ | Oct 7, 2008 | seniorexec
    Today, in what many will perceive as a blatant example of cronyism, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, appointed a former Goldman Sachs executive, Neel Kashkari, 35, to head the Treasury's new Office of Financial Stability. The new mortgage bailout bill gives the United States Treasury Secretary unprecedented powers over the economic and financial life of the United States. Some have suggested Paulson's plan may potentially have some conflicts of interest, since he is the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, a firm that may benefit from the plan. In his position, Kashkari will oversee a program to increase bond sales to help...
  • Karl Rove (and other e-Repubs) butt in California gubernatorial race, too

    05/27/2014 4:34:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 5/27/14
    In a bizarre attempt to maintain control of the Republican Party in California, Karl Rove’s hubris is beginning to take on almost paranoid features as he insists that if the Tea Party favorite — Tim Donnelly — wins the gubernatorial primary, it will tarnish all Republicans everywhere: Karl Rove, the prominent Republican strategist, said Friday that Tim Donnelly will be a liability for Republicans nationwide if the tea party favorite finishes second in the gubernatorial primary election and advances to a November runoff against Gov. Jerry Brown. “If the California Republican Party has as the leading candidate, the leading statewide...
  • Paulson picks interim head for rescue effort

    10/06/2008 11:04:01 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 6 replies · 250+ views
    WashTimes ^ | October 6, 2008 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The administration has selected a former Goldman Sachs executive to be the interim head of its $700 billion rescue effort for financial institutions. Neel Kashkari, the Treasury's assistant secretary for international affairs, was selected Monday to be the interim head of Treasury's new Office of Financial Stability. The designation was made by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who was the head of Goldman Sachs before he joined the Bush administration in 2006. Kashkari, 35, will head the office created by the emergency legislation enacted Friday to fund the largest government bailout in history.
  • Official: Kashkari to be tapped to head bailout

    10/06/2008 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Hildy · 32 replies · 779+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 6, 2008 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    An official says the administration has decided to pick a key Treasury Department official to be the interim head of its $700 billion rescue effort for financial institutions. The official said Monday that Neel Kashkari, Treasury's assistant secretary for international affairs, will soon be announced as the interim head of Treasury's new Office of Financial Stability. The official asked not to be identified by name because the selection has not been announced publicly.
  • Donnelly slams GOP elite rallying around rival Kashkari (CA)

    05/15/2014 6:03:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 5/14/14 | Seema Mehta
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Wednesday lashed out at the GOP elite that is rallying around rival Neel Kashkari, saying they are scared of his own candidacy.. "I'm a threat to the country club Republicans,” Donnelly, an assemblyman from San Bernardino County, told the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board. “I'm a danger -- because I might bring a little more country into the club." Donnelly is the front-runner among GOP candidates to win a spot on the fall ballot to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall. He is running an insurgent campaign on a shoestring budget that...
  • California GOP worried over top-two governor race

    05/15/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Californians care about had hoped this year to offer a candidate for governor who fit that image. Now, however, the party faces the prospect of a conservative gubernatorial nominee who is on probation for carrying a loaded gun into an airport, is accused of race-baiting and is best known for his opposition to gun control and any relaxation of immigration laws. While Republicans do not expect to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown in November, tea party darling Tim...
  • Statement of Neel T. Kashkari (from last June)

    10/06/2008 1:41:56 PM PDT · by palmer · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Treasury Dept. ^ | June 3, 2008 | Neel T. Kashkari
    June 3, 2008HP-1005Statement of Neel T. Kashkari Nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban AffairsWashington - Chairman Dodd, Ranking Member Shelby, and members of the Committee, I am honored to appear before you today as President Bush's nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. Please allow me to express my gratitude to the President and to Secretary Paulson for the confidence and trust that they have shown in me, and I would also like to thank you for your consideration of my nomination. I wish...
  • Panic for GOP Establishment as Kashkari is Distant 3rd in New Poll (CA)

    05/29/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 5/29/14 | Joel Pollack
    Neel Kashkari swings an axe in his ubiquitous television commercial. But he hasn't found an axe big enough to cut into Tim Donnelly's lead among Republican voters. A new Hoover Institution "Golden State" poll shows that Kashkari is only pulling 5% of the vote, barely above the 4% margin of error, a distant third behind popular Democrat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown at 36%, and Tea Party favorite Assemblyman Tim Donnelly with 12%. A large chunk of voters--35% overall--is still undecided. Kashkari will need to tap into those voters in the final few days of the race in order to finish...
  • Brown, Kashkari get feisty in gubernatorial debate

    09/05/2014 1:35:55 AM PDT · by quimby · 42 replies
    sfgate ^ | 9-5-2014 | John Wildermuth,Carla Marinucci and Melody Gutierrez
    sacremento -- In a lively and sometimes raucous debate, Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari provided Californians with two very different visions Thursday night of how they would spend the next four years as governor. For Brown, seeking his record fourth term in office, it was a promise of more of the same, a continuing measured improvement in the state's financial and social well-being. That's not good enough, Kashkari said. "I'm running for governor to help your family," he said in his closing statement. "Don't settle for incrementalism. ... We need big changes."
  • The $700 billion man

    12/06/2009 4:37:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 851+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2009 | Laura Blumenfeld
    "It's like a dream," Kashkari says, his work boots crunching pine cones. "Sometimes I think: Was it real?" It all began as it ended, abruptly. Kashkari was a 35-year-old business school graduate from a suburb of Akron, Ohio, who had gone to Washington in 2006 to learn how government worked. Then came the recession, and through a freakish set of circumstances, mixing pluck, cataclysm and luck, he was appointed by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson as the federal bailout chief. Suddenly, he was in charge of $700 billion. Congress savaged him. Wall Street Journal editorials doubted him. His home-town buddies urged...
  • A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

    03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 78 replies · 3,552+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    There is a whiff of Fascism emanating from the Obama White House. Reports say that the head of GM is quitting under duress from the Obama administration:
  • Rep. Manzullo Questions Bailout Czar Neel Kashkari

    01/29/2009 7:04:20 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies · 795+ views
    Youtube ^ | December 10, 2008 | Rep. Don Manzullo, R-IL
    My Congressman, Rep. Don Manzullo, takes Interim Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari to the woodshed after this mealy-mouthed bureaucrat can't seem to explain why a failed company that was bailed out with taxpayer dollars -- AIG -- was allowed to give a $3 million bonus to an executive.
  • Kashkari Appointed Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability (Bailout)

    10/06/2008 12:17:18 PM PDT · by Shermy · 14 replies · 513+ views
    US Govt. ^ | October 6, 2008
    Washington– Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. today designated Neel Kashkari as the Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. In this capacity, Kashkari will oversee the Office of Financial Stability including the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Kashkari is currently Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economics and Development. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing policies for the Department to foster a more conducive investment climate for the U.S., as well as to support global economic growth. He will continue to hold this position, but...
  • Will Michelle Obama go into politics next?

    10/22/2014 7:28:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | October 22, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Michelle Obama is being urged by her husband’s true believers to move to California when she leaves the White House and to pursue the US Senate seat expected to be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018. The oldest member of the Senate, Feinstein, 81, has strongly suggested this will be her last term, Richard Turley will report in on Thursday. The first couple haven’t said where they’ll go when Barack Obama leaves office in 26 months, but Los Angeles is the leading contender. “Barack could golf year-round, and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake...
  • Maddow Mocks Republican's Geography Mistake—But Recently Made One of Her Own

    10/25/2014 4:39:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let she who is without geography sin cast the first globe! On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow mercilessly mocked Darrell Issa for confusing Guinea with Guyana. The Republican congressman made his mistake during a discussion of the country in which the latest Ebola outbreak began. Issa said it was "Guyana," a South American country, whereas in fact it was Guinea, a West African one. Fair enough. Issa should have gotten his countries straight. But of all the hosts in the MSNBC lineup, Rachel Maddow should have been the last to have the chutzpah to highlight Issa's blooper. For...
  • White House Mocks Darrell Issa During Ebola Hearing

    10/25/2014 6:12:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 25, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    [snip] As the hearing continued, the White House announced that President Obama would meet with the nurse in the Oval Office for a photo-op. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest additionally mocked Chairman Darrell Issa for his pronunciation of the word "Ebola" and dismissed the hearing. "I didn't see much of it," Earnest said to reporters during the White House Press briefing. "It does seem that most of the criticism was registered by somebody who struggled to pronounce the name of the virus at the hearing." Earlier in the hearing, Issa was pronouncing the word "Ebola" like "Eboli."
  • Cop ‘Game’ Involved Sharing Nude Pictures Of Drunk Women

    10/25/2014 3:47:26 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    A California highway patrolman says that for several years he has participated in a “game” in which he and other police officers shared explicit pictures they had taken from the cell phones of female arrestees. Sean Harrington, a 35-year-old CHP officer, was initially being investigated for sending five explicit pictures from the cell phone of a 23-year-old woman he had arrested on Aug. 29 for a DUI, the Contra Costa Times reported. The woman came forward earlier this month and told authorities that during her DUI stop — during which she registered a 0.29 blood-alcohol level — Harrington asked for...
  • Silicon Valley Company Caught Paying Foreign Workers $1.21/Hr After $200M Quarter

    10/25/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2014 | Tony Lee
    A Silicon Valley tech company that reportedly made $200 million last quarter was importing foreign workers from India and paying them $1.21 an hour. According to the Labor Department, "about eight employees of Fremont-based Electronics For Imaging [EFI] were flown in from India and worked 120-hour weeks to help with the installation of computers at the company's headquarters." NBC Bay Area noted that "the employees were paid their regular hourly wage in Indian rupees, which translated to $1.21." EFI claimed it "unintentionally overlooked laws that require even foreign employees to be paid based on local US standards." The company reportedly...
  • Links to the Facebook pages of the alleged cop killer and the woman arrested with him

    10/25/2014 4:19:44 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 25, 2014
    The Facebook page of a cop killer, Marcello Marquez: And the woman arrested with him, Janelle Monroy, age 38: Please do not repost her photo because she has a minor child in the photo with her. He doesn’t deserve that.
  • 2 NorCal deputies Sacramento, Placer county deputies killed in shootings

    10/24/2014 6:53:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    KCRA TV ^ | OCtober 24, 2014 | Sean Brouwer
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —The suspected gunman accused of shooting and killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies has been apprehended at an Auburn home. Read more: Placer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deana Erwin said Marcelo Marquez, 34, was arrested just before 4 p.m. after an hours-long manhunt that spanned two counties. Marquez is suspected in four shootings that took place Friday, including the deadly shootings of Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. Click here for live updates from KCRA's reporters in the field Placer County Sheriff Edward Bonner said Friday evening...
  • Gunman Suspected of Killing Two Deputies in Custody

    10/24/2014 4:13:32 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 20 replies
    KFBK ^ | Oct 24 2014 | KFBK
    <p>The suspect who fatally shot Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and two Placer County deputies is in custody.</p> <p>He will be booked into the Placer County Jail after he is medically cleared, according to Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin.</p>
  • CHP: 3 officers shot in Sacramento, Placer counties

    10/24/2014 1:52:39 PM PDT · by Hugin · 5 replies ^ | 10/24/14 | Gamaliel Ortiz
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —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. Authorities have centered their search in the south Auburn area after reports of shots fired and that the truck sought in connection with the shooting of a Sacramento County deputy had been spotted, police told KCRA 3. The truck is described as a red 2002 Ford F-150 truck with an ice chest in the truck bed.
  • 3 Officers Shot in Sacramento, Placer County Incidents (CA)

    10/24/2014 1:48:49 PM PDT · by BAW · 43 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | Oct 24, 2014
    Authorities are saying that at least three officers and one civilian have been shot in two different incidents Friday. The incident started near Arden Way and Howe Avenue. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says that around 10:30 a.m. an officer responded to a report of a suspicious person inside of a vehicle. The suspect shot the deputy at least once during the confrontation. Bowman says the suspect then fled the scene and tried to steal a car, only to shoot the person. The suspect then went to steal a truck and was successful. A Blue Alert was...
  • CHP: 3 officers shot in Sacramento, Placer counties [California]

    10/24/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 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.
  • Cop gives up trying to pull over bully bikers

    10/24/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    ny post ^ | october 23, 2014
    Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway. The confrontation earlier this month on Interstate 680 in Milpitas was filmed by one of the riders, who approaches the California Highway Patrol officer and motions for him to go away. The officer pulls ahead, and the motorcyclist waves goodbye as another rider puts a fist in the air.
  • CA Startup Unveils Gun Technology For Police

    10/24/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT · by palmer · 29 replies (AP) ^ | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:36am | Haven Daley, The Associated Press
    A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired. It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired. ...
  • Black Bus Tour Guide Goes On Racist Rant Against Chinese [Video]

    10/24/2014 6:16:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 10/24/14 | Javier Manjarres
    Yo! Yo! Yo! Who says black on white or black on Asian racism isn’t alive and well in America? A bus tour guide in the liberal Mecca known as San Francisco, California, recently went on a racist rant against the Chinese people and the Chinatown district of that city. In a 2:30 minute video that was shot by one of the tourist along for the ride, the guide, who just so happens to be a black woman, is seen wielding what appears to be a bottle of booze while sharing her hate for Chinatown and its residents.
  • Union demands send Japanese firm, jobs packing from California town

    10/24/2014 2:47:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame. As many as 300 people were slated to work at the 400,000-square-foot plant, painting and wiring light rail cars under a huge contract with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It was a coup for Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, and a plan that...
  • Young man fatally shot at L.A. traffic light (Hoodies Off, Dont Shoot!!)

    10/23/2014 3:32:40 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/23/2014 | MARC WEINREICH
    A young man waiting at a traffic light in a car with his girlfriend was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon after men in an adjacent vehicle asked him where he's from. The victim and his girlfriend remain unidentified, but were riding in a black Infiniti in the Rosemead neighborhood of Los Angeles at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday when they were fired upon. The two men in the vehicle that appeared next to them at the traffic light reportedly asked the victim where he was from, the girlfriend told KTLA. The victim responded, “nowhere" and then shots rang out, fatally wounding...
  • Online Abortion Class Undermines Intellectual Diversity at University of California

    10/23/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 23, 2014 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The University of California (UC) system is one of the most reputed institutions of higher learning here in the United States. Boasting 10 campuses stretching from Davis in Northern California to San Diego in Southern California, the UC system is historically regarded for molding future leaders and pioneers. Unfortunately, intellectual diversity and tolerance of differing opinions are concepts largely absent in the UC system today.UC-San Francisco (UCSF)—UC’s medical school—is one of the first universities offering a free online course on abortion. The free six-week course is titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications.” It is taught by Dr. Jody...
  • The Most Boring California Election Ever

    10/23/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 23, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Most years, California offers up supersize election stories -- an embarrassment of riches for the opinion columnist. This year, other states are getting all the drama while California looks as staid as a bored accountant. In 2010, the big story was Meg Whitman's millions vs. Jerry Brown's cheapskate comeback campaign. Whitman spent $140 million of her own money on her campaign for governor, only to watch attorney Gloria Allred chastise her on TV for firing a nanny because she had come to the country illegally. The previous two elections -- one a recall -- starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, the cigar-chomping movie...
  • Large Gold Nugget Found in Butte County

    10/22/2014 9:16:37 PM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 55 replies
    Action News Now ^ | Oct 21, 2014 4:49 PM | News Staff
    A five pound, quarter of a million dollar gold nugget was found on Butte County public land this summer. The nugget, found in July, is currently being held at Kagin's Inc. in the Bay Area and will be unveiled to the public at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show scheduled to begin Thursday. Information about the nugget and its finder remain vague. The person who found it has chosen to keep their identity a secret, and the location of its discovery is only being described as somewhere in the foothills in Butte County on public land. The Butte Nugget was...
  • AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy (California)

    10/22/2014 8:29:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 10:02 PM EDT | Don Thompson
    California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence. […] Instead, officers can lock down every inmate in an affected area, or individual inmates suspected of being involved in the incident or the gangs that were involved. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also agreed to provide inmates with opportunities for outdoor exercise any time a lockdown lasts longer than 14 days. …
  • Tim Donnelly's CA Voter Guide

    10/22/2014 11:50:20 AM PDT · by fifedom · 6 replies
    PatriotNotPolitician ^ | Oct. 21, 2104 | Tim Donnelly
    For far too long, California has been ruled by a supermajority of Marxist progressives and Californians have suffered under their oppression. My ballot recommendation ONLY cover races and issues that I think are important ... not every race is listed, but the following candidates I believe deserve your vote and if possible, your help in getting elected on November 4th.
  • Shots fired inside Canada parliament

    10/22/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | 22 October 2014 | BBC
    Several shots have been fired inside and outside the nation's parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded. A gunman fired at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament nearby, continuing the attack. Canadian broadcaster CBC and several MPs report that one gunman has been killed but that is unconfirmed. The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level following a fatal hit-and-run attack on two soldiers earlier in the week.
  • California Churches Fight Being Forced to Pay for Abortions

    10/22/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Alliance Defending Freedom | Sacramento, CA
    Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom filed a formal complaint Thursday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesover the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to force all employers, including churches, to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. LLDF and ADF represent seven California churches that object to offering their employees insurance plans covering elective abortions and allege that DMHC’s coercion of abortion coverage violates federal law. Last month, LLDF and ADF filed a separate complaint with HHS on behalf of employees at Loyola Marymount University that also do not want a...
  • The Good News About Offshore Oil Rigs

    10/22/2014 7:03:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study, researchers found that the ecosystems that build up around artificial rigs host 1,000 percent more fish and other sea life than natural habitats such as reefs and estuaries. The California rigs outstripped even famously rich ecosystems such as the coral reefs of French Polynesia. Now, as a big fan of artificial reefs, I...
  • Gore to Stand In at Udall Fundraiser

    10/22/2014 6:22:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Oct 21, 2014