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  • APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

    04/16/2018 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    APnews ^ | 04/16/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Talks...
  • Break-up of California moves a step closer as billionaire gets enough signatures to trigger vote

    04/12/2018 10:50:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 04/12/2018 | Ben Riley-Smith, US Editor
    The chance of California splitting into three has moved a step closer after a billionaire secured enough signatures to trigger a referendum on the issue. Tim Draper, who made his money through Hotmail and Skype, has gathered 600,000 signatures supporting the change – way above the 364,000 needed. Those who want to break up California believe it would boost educational standards and reduce the political power of Sacramento, the state’s capital. Providing the state authorities agree the signatures are genuine a referendum on the issue will be held this November alongside other mid-term elections.
  • Trump administration accuses California of “bankrolling” human smuggling operations

    03/12/2018 6:54:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 16 replies
    The Trump administration on Monday accused the California state officials of “bankrolling” criminal human smuggling rings via so-called sanctuary policies. On the eve of President Trump’s first visit to the state since taking office, his administration took another shot at California lawmakers who have pledged to fight a federal lawsuit against new state laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally. Administration officials said those laws and policies endanger federal agents and make immigrant communities less safe. “We’re giving them a selling point,” said an administration official. “We’re lining their pockets. Sanctuary cities are bankrolling the very...
  • Over 3,300 California massage parlors are fronts for sex trafficking, report says

    02/03/2018 12:59:31 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 3, 2018 | Eric Ting
    A recent report by the Polaris Project, an anti-human trafficking organization, found that there are over 3,300 massage parlors in California that are posing fronts for sex trafficking.
  • Californians Could Get Free Health Insurance on Obamacare… Thanks to Trump

    10/30/2017 10:03:41 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Oct 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this month to end federal subsidies to insurance companies on the Obamacare exchanges will, ironically, allow many more individuals to qualify for free health insurance. The Wall Street Journal noted Friday: ” When sales of plans on the law’s exchanges begin Nov. 1, a growing number of consumers around the country will be able to get coverage for 2018 without paying any monthly premium … because they qualify for larger federal premium subsidies that cover the full cost of a plan, according to the new analysis.” Obamacare provides subsidies to individuals making up to about...
  • Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money

    07/07/2017 11:04:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 7, 2017 | Robert H. Frank
    Lingering uncertainty about the fate of the Affordable Care Act has spurred the California legislature to consider adoption of a statewide single-payer health care system. Sometimes described as Medicare for all, single-payer is a system in which a public agency handles health care financing while the delivery of care remains largely in private hands.
  • At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

    06/05/2017 9:40:07 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year A guard watches prisoners being escorted across the yard at San Quentin State Prison. A guard watches prisoners being escorted across the yard at San Quentin State Prison. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times) HOW MUCH? More than tuition at Harvard University That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4...
  • Farage and the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' set their sights on splitting California in two

    03/26/2017 2:18:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 92 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 26 March 2017 | KELLY MCLAUGHLIN
    Nigel Farage and Leave backer Arron Banks just returned from a trip to California They helped raise $1million for a 'Calexit', which would split California in two The appear to be pitting the eastern, more rural side of California against the western 'coastal elite' liberals in Los Angeles and San Francisco The eastern part of California would more likely vote Republican, giving the party two more senators and electoral college votes for a 2020 election The Western side of the state would likely continue to vote Democrat The goal is to hold a referendum during the US midterm elections in...
  • Newly identified fault line in California could unleash monster earthquake

    03/10/2017 9:39:38 AM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies
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  • Rising seas and pounding storms taking toll on Highway 37

    02/03/2017 9:40:00 AM PST · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Surveying flooding along Highway 37 in January, ecologist Fraser Shilling began doubting his projections for when climate change will cause severe, perhaps catastrophic impacts on the major North Bay thoroughfare. In an influential 2016 report used as a guide for the highway’s future, Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis, had established a timetable of several decades for those impacts to be fully realized. But that was before January storms forced the full or partial closure of the highway for roughly 12 days, causing havoc for thousands of daily commuters. “We’re starting to overwhelm the system in...
  • 20 Feet of Snow Expected at Mammoth Mountain in Next 10 Days

    01/04/2017 10:03:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/04/2017
    Since Tuesday, 26 to 48 inches of fresh snow had fallen, with the deepest totals at the summit. Plows were working furiously to keep lots and streets clear. Normal resort operations could be affected as personnel struggle to deal with the snow.
  • vanity

    05/16/2016 6:40:05 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 19 replies
    I just recently received my ballot to vote and I have no idea on who to vote for on the replacement of Senator Boxer. There are several Republican Senators running. I would love to hear Freepers suggestion. Thank You.
  • Protesters Waving Mexican Flags Erupt Violently Outside Trump Rally in Calif.

    04/29/2016 6:43:15 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 52 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/29/16
    Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets late Thursday in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy and spilled into the streets. At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows smashed and the...
  • First Photo of Female San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik

    12/04/2015 3:44:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 235 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/4/2015
    <p>Since news today that San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik is said to have posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS around the time she and her husband killed 14 people Wednesday, the world’s attention has shifted to the mysterious mother-turned-murderer.</p>
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • Climate change: California Senate approves legislation to combat global warming

    06/04/2015 6:06:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 06/03/15 | Jessica Calefati
    The state Senate on Wednesday approved a far-reaching array of bills designed to cement the Golden State’s reputation as an international leader in the fight against climate change. If enacted, the legislation will trigger a fundamental shift in the kinds of cars and trucks Californians drive and the way they power their homes. New targets would force industries to create more renewable energy, make more vehicles that don’t burn gasoline and further slash greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Bill to extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants advances, is narrowed

    05/28/2015 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO - A lawmaker's proposal to offer Medi-Cal coverage to immigrants living in the country without documentation made it through a key legislative committee Thursday, although the bill was significantly scaled back to benefit primarily those aged 19 and under. SB4 by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (LA County) was narrowed to reduce the cost by allowing older immigrants to enroll in the medical system for low-income people each year only as state funds are available to cover them. The bill would also authorize the state to seek a federal waiver so it could extend health insurance under its...
  • Is desegregation dead?

    05/19/2015 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2015 | Heather Knight, Chronicle Special Report
    San Francisco gives parents a say in where their children go to school — and that is leading to less diversity [snip] A federal judge ordered desegregation, and in 1971 San Francisco put children on buses that crisscrossed the city so they could be in multiracial schools. The plan almost immediately ended racial isolation — but it also helped drive families out of the district and into the suburbs or into private schools. Many Chinese families resisted integration, boycotting district public schools and creating their own private “freedom schools” for their children instead. From the 1960s to 1983, the school...
  • 4.2 million have lost driver’s licenses because of unpaid fees

    04/09/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 8, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Unpaid traffic fines and mushrooming fees have left 4.2 million Californians with suspended driver’s licenses — more than one-sixth of the licenses issued statewide — with poor people the hardest-hit, according to a newly published study that criticizes policies that take drivers off the road because of debts they can’t pay.
  • Signups by undocumented immigrant drivers may explain 30% boost in organ donations

    03/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 12, 2015 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON
    The California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses may have an unexpected benefit for thousands of people waiting for organ transplants statewide. The California Transplant Donor Network says undocumented immigrants may have caused a 30% spike in the state’s organ and tissue donor registrations so far this year. The immigrant drivers, many of whom are from Mexico, also could boost numbers of Hispanics on the donor registry who are more likely to match with Hispanics waiting for transplants, the network says.