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  • California to proclaim August “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”

    07/30/2016 9:54:36 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 55 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/03/2016 | Robert Spencer
    (SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” WHAT: Presentation of HR 59, to Recognize August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month WHEN: Program begins at 11:30 a.m.; Resolution Presentation, 1 p.m. WHERE: Program – Capitol Room 2163; Resolution Presentation – Assembly Floor CONTACT: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Programs Consultant Maheen Ahmed, 916.605.6099 mahmed@sacval.cair.com; CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916.441.6269 belkarra@cair.com “I am proud...
  • California risks $135M in federal grants over 'sanctuary city' policy

    07/29/2016 4:38:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>California state and local law enforcement agencies may have to choose between more than $100 million in federal aid and the “sanctuary city” immigration policies that supporters say are humane, but critics say fuel crime.</p> <p>The policies, whether in writing or just in practice, preclude local law enforcement from working with federal authorities when they catch an illegal immigrant who by law faces deportation. The laws have sparked a national controversy in the wake of dozens of murders and other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants who local law enforcement did not report to the Department of Homeland Security.</p>
  • CAIR: California State Assembly to Proclaim August as ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

    07/29/2016 2:46:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies
    cair.com ^ | July 29, 2016
    (SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/29/16) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assembly member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”~~SNIP~~“I am proud to celebrate the first ever Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month by honoring generations of Muslim Americans for their many social, cultural, and economic contributions to California,” Assembly member Quirk stated. “The rhetoric surrounding this election makes the presentation of this resolution more important for me,” he said. “It is appropriate to acknowledge...
  • Oakland: Man held in shooting targeting police sergeant

    07/28/2016 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    East Bay Times, Bay Area News Group ^ | 07/28/2016 | Harry Harris and George Kelly, Bay Area News Group
    OAKLAND -- A suspect wanted for shooting at an Oakland police sergeant Saturday night as she sat dazed in her patrol SUV after a collision was arrested Thursday morning after a standoff with Stockton police, officials said. The suspect's name was not released by police, who said he made statements that the July 23 shooting may have been inspired by recent anti-police sentiment in areas where there have been police shootings. --SNIP-- "Right now we don't know the why," Holmgren said about a motive. He said that the suspect was possibly inspired by anti-police sentiments, but didn't elaborate.
  • A Baguette Vending Machine? It's Open in San Francisco

    07/28/2016 12:15:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    There's nothing like a fresh baguette, hot out of the oven. And one company has made it as easy and quick to get as a Snickers bar. Le Bread Xpress has opened vending machines in San Francsico that produce hot and fresh baguettes in seconds. The machines are operating at the new Myriad market in the Castro. The baguettes rise at a bakery in Burlingame and are slighty baked. The baking process finishes in the vending machine. Operators say the machine is a hit in France. "In a mall next to transportation, people come back from work, get their fresh...
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Speier: We Should Issue 'Strong-Worded Comments' to Russia Over Email Hack

    07/27/2016 8:33:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2016 | David Rutz
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) recommended the United States issue "strong-worded comments" to Russia if it hacked the Democratic National Committee's emails . . . "I think that’s the kind of thing that Donald Trump would say we aren’t being aggressive enough," Jansing said. "A strongly worded comment, a warning, is not the kind of president I would be, and I think that's part of what resonates with a certain part of the population."
  • The LGBT Bandwagon Rolls On

    07/27/2016 3:21:14 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/27/2016 | Gilbert T Sewell
    Mainstream now means teaching LGBT to second-graders. On July 14 the California board of education added LGBT mandates to the state’s new K-12 social studies program, revised for the first time in ten years. This ended a long struggle over school-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender studies, playing out for decades inside and outside the state. The San Francisco Chronicle called the event “a landmark move that puts the ongoing LGBT civil rights fight into the mainstream of public education.” The newly adopted state curriculum is “not only acknowledging diversity,” commented state superintendent of public instruction Tom Torlakson with customary...
  • North Bay Town Feeling ‘Berned’ After Sanders Rally Leaves $23,000 In Unpaid Bills

    07/27/2016 12:20:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/26 | cbs
    CLOVEDALE (CBS SF) — The Mayor of Cloverdale hopes it’s just a misunderstanding, but the Bernie Sanders campaign appears to have left her small town with $23,000 in unpaid bills after it hosted their ‘A Future To Believe In’ rally last June.
  • Eight Hikers Stranded Inside Soberanes Fire Lines Rescued

    07/27/2016 12:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/26 | Ian Cull
    Eight men were rescued Tuesday from the fire lines on the south side of the Soberanes fire burning near Big Sur. Cal Fire said the men went hiking five days ago and became lost with little water or food. Once the fire flared up over the weekend, the men said they were stranded and didn't know which direction would lead them to safety. Bulldozing crews spotted the men Tuesday, and Cal Fire used air support to locate them. "Air attack did locate them initially," said Cal Fire's Kevin Bohall. "Once we found that, we used a global positioning unit, got...
  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    California’s racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obama’s endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obama’s blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. “I find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,” Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. “Especially in these times, where...
  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 8:16:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Katrina Trinko
    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering at big football games, and of hearing how evil Western civilization is in the classroom. Instead, when I think of my four years at Thomas Aquinas College, I think of drawing Euclidean propositions on a chalkboard, of lively debates about Aristotle’s claims about ethics, of earnest discussions about things as obscure as the nature of being.
  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 7:37:08 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 25, 2016 | Katrina Trinko
    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering at big football games, and of hearing how evil Western civilization is in the classroom. Instead, when I think of my four years at Thomas Aquinas College, I think of drawing Euclidean propositions on a chalkboard, of lively debates about Aristotle’s claims about ethics, of earnest discussions about things as obscure as the nature of being.
  • Electronic Vote Rigging In California: Mainstream Media Silent

    07/26/2016 7:34:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | Katy Grimes
    Meanwhile in California, elected lawmakers are silent about the fraud, as is the media. It is now up to citizens to ensure that the 2016 election is not stolen, like some Third World Banana Republic election The 2016 election is so crucial to America’s future, it appears Democratic Party operatives are willing to break every election rule and law in order to win. California’s June 7 Primary election was tainted by rigged voting machines, forced party affiliation changes of long-time voters, and voter purges of newly registered voters.
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • "Kill More Cops" Graffiti Mural Appears On Major L.A. Freeway

    07/24/2016 7:59:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A reader has e-mailed Breitbart News an image showing a graffiti mural reading “KILL MORE COPS” along Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, a major commuting route in the San Fernando Valley just north of Burbank and Hollywood.
  • Richmond cop who killed unarmed man to receive tax-free compensation for life

    07/23/2016 1:41:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/23/2016 | Karina Ioffee
    The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man during a brief scuffle in 2014 has retired from the agency but will continue to collect half of his final salary tax-free for the remainder of his life. Officer Wallace Jensen, 33, who worked at the police department for eight years, received industrial disability retirement, effective this April, said police Chief Allwyn Brown. Jensen stands to earn $70,700 annually from the disability retirement, according to CalPERS, and will be eligible for cost of living increases. Only police and firefighters are eligible for industrial disability retirement, which must be signed off...
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 2:16:46 AM PDT · by Bullish · 37 replies
    Via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/22/2016 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown Friday rejected parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home. A state parole board had recommended in April that Van Houten, now 66, be paroled. “When considered as a whole, I find the evidence shows that she currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison,” Brown wrote in his decision rejecting parole.
  • Cute English bulldog plays dead as owner drags him across the grass towards hose

    07/22/2016 9:43:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Gaby Bissett For Mailonline
    This hefty hound really did not want to have a bath - so his owner had to drag him across the grass to get him to the hose. The English bulldog, named Doughnut, was not expecting a wash at his home in Orange County, California. He spotted the coils of the hose from afar and decided to resist - by playing dead.
  • Violent crime soars in LA, up 16 percent since January

    07/22/2016 5:23:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    //mynewsla.com ^ | 22 July 2016 | Debbie Sklar
    Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said Friday. Statistics released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. The number of homicides rose by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134; and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544. The “year to date” figures covered the period from Jan. 1 through July 16....
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Facilitating The Inevitable California Collapse

    07/22/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's dear leader is killing the golden state: Californians, gird your loins in anticipation of the tax onslaught “California is definitely back,” Governor Jerry Brown boasted in 2014. Brown then proclaimed the state a “job creation engine,” proving he was still living in the 1960s. However, Brown has shown little stomach for sensible tax and regulatory cuts, and instead pays lip service to the media about how fiscally prudent he is…. everything he touches turns Brown. For a state $130 Billion upside down in budget debt, and another $750 Billion of long term unfunded public employee pension debt, the estrangement...
  • Camp kids lead Oakland Black Lives Matter demonstration

    07/21/2016 8:04:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jenna Lyons
    Three hundred Black Lives Matter protesters, led by young children from a summer camp, marched peacefully through downtown Oakland on Thursday, unfurled a pair of banners at City Hall and renewed their demand that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf step down.
  • Loretta Sanchez unloads on President Obama for endorsing her rival for Senate

    07/20/2016 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    la Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Phil Willon
    Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez let loose on resident Obama for endorsing her rival in California’s U.S. Senate race, accusing him of being part of the “entrenched political establishment” that has failed California voters. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris early Tuesday morning, praising her record as California’s attorney general and a prosecutor. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the resident. Sanchez said she was “disappointed” that Obama would intervene in a Senate race between two Democrats, ... I believe that California voters are deeply concerned about the entrenched...
  • Hundreds of California recycling centers shut down

    07/20/2016 3:42:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2016 | Darcy Costello
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than a fifth of California's recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans. More closures may follow, as the state's subsidy payment program, meant to help centers survive market fluctuations, has failed to keep up with rapid decreases in the value of plastic, glass and aluminum. The payment formula, advocates say, is too slow to cover the real costs of recycling.
  • Protesters urge police reforms at Sacramento City Council meeting

    07/20/2016 6:00:53 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 19, 2016 | Anita Chabria
    Black community leaders, supported by the mayor and two City Council members, spoke out at Tuesday night’s Sacramento City Council meeting and called for greater police accountability.
  • Gavin Newsom :“Easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.”

    07/20/2016 2:47:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016
    On July 19, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that it is “easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.” He based this statement on an earlier claim that there are twice as many gun dealers as McDonald’s restaurants in California. However, he overlooked that McDonald’s restaurants are not required to observe a ten-day waiting period on burger or fry purchases; gun sellers are.
  • West Bound I-80 closed due to police activity

    07/20/2016 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BlueNgold · 11 replies
    KCRA ch3 ^ | 7-20-16 | kcra
    Brian Hickey/KCRA (July 20, 2016) ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) All lanes of westbound Interstate 80 and southbound Highway 65 in Roseville are shut down as police search for at least two people after shots were fired, officers said. Westbound I-80 between Rocklin and Eureka roads was closed just after 6 a.m., and no vehicles are allowed on southbound Highway 65 at Galleria Boulevard. Traffic is being diverted off I-80 onto northbound Highway 65. There is no word on when the lanes will reopen.
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Norovirus Outbreak Strikes California Delegation At RNC

    07/19/2016 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Pollard · 51 replies
    CLEVELAND (KCBS) – Members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have fallen sick with the norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting. KCBS reporter Doug Sovern first tweeted the news of the outbreak Tuesday. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 Sovern said the outbreak started among some members of the delegation on Sunday and spread to more than a dozen members.
  • CalPERS posts worst year since 2009, with slim returns

    07/18/2016 8:56:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | James Koren
    California’s largest public pension fund made a return of less than 1% in its most recent fiscal year, the fund’s worst performance since 2009. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System said Monday that its rate of return for the year ended June 30 was just 0.61%. What’s more, Ted Eliopoulos, the pension fund’s chief investment officer, said the poor year has pushed CalPERS’ long-term returns below expected levels. “We have some challenges to confront,” Eliopoulos said during a conference call. “We’re moving into a much more challenging, low-return environment.” CalPERS assumes that, in the long-term, it will earn investment returns...
  • KCSO: Fourteen shot at south Bakersfield party, incident most likely gang-related

    07/16/2016 3:22:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    bakersfieldnow.com ^ | July 16, 2016
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Fourteen people were wounded in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning while at a house party in south Bakersfield. No one was killed.The Kern County Sheriff's Office said about 150 people were at the party on Stephens Drive, near Belle Terrace and Wible Road. Many of the partygoers were outside the home when the shooter or shooters drove by.
  • After school board ruling, new concerns about California’s LGBT education law

    07/16/2016 10:58:51 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 16, 2016
    Following the implementation of a first-of-its-kind law, California schools are now prepared to heavily inject history lessons with tales of gay activism. The law went into effect in 2012 and at the time of its passage made California the only state in the nation to regulate how LGBT figures are represented in public school curricula. Specific changes approved last week by the state education board include introducing and normalizing two-mother or two-father families to students as young as 7. In fourth grade, students will learn about outspoken gay L.A. politician Harvey Milk. The shoehorning of gay culture into existing history...
  • Silicon Valley Executives Sign Letter Condemning Donald Trump

    07/15/2016 6:19:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 88 replies
    BREITBART ^ | July 15
    Over 140 of Silicon Valley’s entrepeneurs and executives have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump as a potential “disaster for innovation,” praising government involvement in the economy, and claiming “diversity is our strength.” The letter’s signatures includes several high-profile names in tech like Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Executives from companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Slack, Snapchat and Yelp also signed the open letter, as well as Arielle Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Ev Williams, founder and CEO of Medium and co-founder of...
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/14/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California’s history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • Trump rally attendees sue San Jose, Mayor Liccardo and police chief

    07/14/2016 4:08:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/14/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    Fourteen people who attended a Donald Trump rally in San Jose last month filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city, mayor and police chief claiming city leaders failed to protect them from assaults by protesters as they left the event and violated their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.
  • The facts about police shootings in California: Black, white and Latino

    07/12/2016 6:06:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 12, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    California police shot and killed about 1,130 people during the last decade, including 130 people killed in 2015, according to a Sacramento Bee review of California Department of Justice data. In California, police officers killed someone, on average, about once every three days during the last decade. About four police officers, on average, were killed in homicides on the job each year over the same period.
  • LETTER: A Democrat voting for Donald Trump

    07/11/2016 4:42:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | July 11, 2016 | Virginia Muirhead
    To the Editor: I'm sick of listening to Hillary Clinton's devotees on TV this morning. It doesn't take a genius to see what the Democratic party did, just before the election they knew she'd lose California, so they declared her the winner of the delegates votes and therefore the nominee. So thousands of people — Democrats — did what I did. They didn't vote! That is how she got California. I am saddened to see the ugly way politics elect our president. We, the people, simply don't count. We the people, don't elect a president. The delegates, big shots in...
  • Black children die at alarming rate in Sacramento County, and here’s why

    07/10/2016 11:56:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 10, 2016 | Sammy Caiola
    African American children die at more than twice the rate of other children in Sacramento County More than a third of those deaths occur in womb or first weeks of life County has launched a $26 million effort to attack problem at neighborhood level
  • 3 killed, including 9-year-old boy, in San Bernardino

    07/10/2016 7:57:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 09, 2016
    Police say three people, including a 9-year-old boy and his father, were shot dead outside a liquor store in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said Saturday the shooter was waiting for the victims outside the store late Friday. When they walked out, the shooter approached them from behind, pulled a gun and fatally shot them all. The victims were identified as 25-year-old Samathy Mahan, 26-year-old Travon Lamar Williams and 9-year-old Travon Williams.
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • State lawyer wants legislators’ addresses removed from pro-gun blog

    07/09/2016 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 9th, 2016 | By Jeremy B. White
    <p>Warning of “a grave risk” to elected officials, the California Legislature’s legal arm has asked the blog platform WordPress to take down a post listing the addresses of lawmakers who supported gun control legislation.</p> <p>Gov. Jerry Brown on July 1 signed several gun control measures, fortifying California’s already strong gun restrictions over the objections of those who saw the bills eroding Second Amendment rights.</p>
  • California Capitol to close for Black Lives Matter rally

    07/09/2016 9:05:01 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    — California guards are closing the Capitol early in expectation of a protest of police killings of black people one day after five police officers were killed at a similar rally in Dallas. The demonstration planned for 6 p.m. Friday is one of many that affiliates of the Black Lives Matter movement organized after 12 officers were shot Thursday.
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’: March in L.A., Vandalism in Oakland

    07/08/2016 1:28:03 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    "Black Lives Matter” protesters took to the streets across California on Thursday night — as related protests in Dallas turned tragic as snipers shot eleven police officers, killing four. The California protests were rowdy, but not deadly. In Oakland, demonstrators vandalized a police station and snarled traffic. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: About 2,000 angry protestors marched through downtown Oakland, blocking traffic on Interstate 880 and pouring red paint on the front door of an Oakland police station in solidarity with two black men fatally shot by police officers this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. Cars were backed up for...
  • Protesters Vandalize Oakland Police Building With 'MURDERERS', Set Fire, Shut Down Freeway

    07/08/2016 7:21:00 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Shawn Murphy, Lisa Fernandez, Pete Suratos and Cheryl Hurd
    A stretch of the Nimitz reopened early Friday morning after Oakland protesters had shut it down - almost holding a party there - while also setting a small fire and ripping down a Caltrans board. [SNIP] In addition, some protesters painted Oakland police headquarters in red and broke glass and spraypainted a daunting message to police on a side wall that read "MURDERERS" in all capital letters. Nearby, there were smashed windows at Foot Locker and Chase bank on Broadway at 14th Street. [SNIP] At that time in Oakland, there were speeches and marches, and despite the angry mood of...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down I-880 In Oakland

    07/08/2016 12:46:27 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    CBS SF ^ | July 7, 2016
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Over a thousand people gathered on the streets of Oakland Thursday night and blocked both directions of Interstate Highway 880 for hours as they protested the deaths of two black men shot by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. [snip] Despite the violence against citizens this week and the violence against Dallas police officers Thursday night, the word “PEACEFUL” was trending hard on Twitter during the protests with over 132,000 tweets.
  • You Can Already Buy a Kit to Circumvent California's Brand-New 'Assault Weapon' Law

    07/07/2016 1:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    California, which in 1989 became the first state to ban so-called assault weapons, has expanded that category twice since then: in 1999, when the legislature added a generic definition to the original list of specifically proscribed models, and last week, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill aimed at a device that legally circumvented the ban. With the ink barely dry on the new law, another workaround is already available. The 1999 law covered any semiautomatic centrefire rifle with a detachable magazine and any of six "military-style" features: 1) a flash suppressor, 2) a grenade launcher or flare launcher, 3)...
  • California Bites The Bullet With Background Checks

    07/07/2016 10:27:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of the San Bernardino massacre, where terrorists entered a gun-free zone to slaughter their unarmed victims, California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed legislation making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves. In the liberal mind, that doesn’t matter. It’s “gun violence”, not gang violence or terrorist violence. So let’s pass laws that would not have prevented San Bernardino: The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures… Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/california_bites_the_bullet_with_background_checks.html#ixzz4Dk9BAJbu Follow...
  • Trump trumps Juno, to the detriment of us all

    07/07/2016 6:13:10 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 6, 2016 | Shawn Hubler
    Finding the big picture in a political season of smallness Why, even in the face of wonders, we can’t look away from the presidential campaign ‘Now the fun begins,’ scientists say, but will we share it?