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  • 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
    source content cannot be posted due to copyright issues | 08 March 2017
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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.
  • Earthquake Santa Rosa CA

    01/01/2015 1:18:36 PM PST · by rey · 23 replies
    Just felt a good one at 1:17 Anyone else? ANy info?
  • Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    09/11/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Merced Sun -Star ^ | September 10, 2014 | AMY TAXIN/Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized about $90 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on international trade to launder money from drug sales in the United States. About 1,000 law enforcement officers fanned out across the city's downtown to search dozens of businesses suspected of taking bulk cash funneled by drug cartels for clothing exported to Mexico. The raids came after three separate federal indictments in the biggest investigation to date into trade-based drug money laundering, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for...
  • Immigrants illegally in California comprise nearly 10% of workforce

    09/03/2014 8:25:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3 September 2014 | KATE LINTHICUM
    Immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product, according to a report by researchers at USC released Wednesday. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on Census data and other statistics, including data from the departments of Labor and Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6-million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life.Among the study's findings: • Immigrants who are in California illegally make up 38% of the...
  • City pledges to provide health care for unaccompanied immigrant children

    09/02/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | September 2, 2014 | CHRIS ROBERTS
    San Francisco is providing health care as well as education for the unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States. Since last year, more than 47,000 minors have crossed the border into the country unescorted by adults. As many as 500 youth refugees from conflicts in Central America are expected to arrive in San Francisco by the end of the year, the Department of Public Health estimates. And The City is solidly committed to providing them health care via San Francisco's public options, according to a resolution The City's Health Commission is expected to pass today. Under the Healthcare...
  • California School District Seeks Consultant To Deal With Migrant Children

    08/13/2014 2:07:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2014, | CAROLINE MAY
    A California school district is seeking a “support services consultant” to help unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors navigate the state's educational and support services. According to a USA Today report, the Oakland Unified School District began advertising for such a consultant this month to assist the unaccompanied minors with counseling, legal, health, and educational services. "In the same way there are school specialists who deal with foster youth or refugees, we need a specialist who tracks these kids," Catalina Reyes, principal at Oakland International High School, told USA Today. Since October, more than 62,900 unaccompanied minors have been detained illegally entering...