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  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • 866.742.2273--hotline phone number for LAUSD students upset about Trump..CALL NOW!

    12/09/2016 10:33:29 AM PST · by max americana · 43 replies
    VANITY ^ | 12/9/2016 | MAX AMERICANA
    Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump Blake Neff on December 8, 2016 Republish Reprint The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. The new hotline was announced by LAUSD Tuesday, with the district spreading the word on Twitter, through direct phone calls to district parents, and even via announcements on school intercoms. A hotline number 866.742.2273 is available from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump

    12/08/2016 6:45:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. . . “Although it has been nearly a month since the presidential election, many of our students still have questions and concerns about potential impact on them and their families,” Superintendent Michelle King said in the recorded phone call for parents. . . Seventy-four percent of LAUSD’s 655,000 students are Hispanic, and the district includes thousands of students who are illegal immigrants or the children of illegal immigrants. The district saw...
  • California Democrat Vows to ‘Fight in the Streets’ Over Illegal Immigration

    12/08/2016 5:29:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's Sanctuary Cities California’s new Democrat supermajority used Monday’s usually congenial legislative swearing-in ceremonies to ram through Assembly and Senate resolutions insisting President-elect Donald Trump abandon his immigration deportation policies—at least in California. California is home to the largest illegal-alien population in the country, with 35 sanctuary cities. President-elect Trump has vowed to build a border wall and deport immigrants that have a criminal record, which he estimates to be two-three million.
  • Earthquake in Pacific ocean

    12/08/2016 6:57:31 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 78 replies
    Ferndale is about 25 Miles Eureka.
  • California’s Sen. Barbara Boxer bids farewell to Congress after 33 years

    12/08/2016 2:25:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2016 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Barbara Boxer of California bid farewell to Congress on Wednesday after 33 years as a liberal champion, choking up as she read a letter from jazz great Sonny Rollins thanking her for "making life beautiful" for the people she's represented. "What he said is all I wanted to do, make life beautiful for people," Boxer said in her farewell speech on the Senate floor. "I didn't always succeed ... I can honestly say that I never stopped trying." Former House colleagues of Boxer including Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco came to the Senate to pay their...
  • The democrats who helped kill Kate Steinle now want a safe space from accountability

    12/07/2016 6:29:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-16 | DrJohn
    Kate Steinle was a 32 year old woman walking with her parents in an Francisco in 2015 when she was killed by an illegal alien who had been deported five times previous to the murder. Juan Lopez-Sanchez had been taken into custody by local authorities but released a month before the murder because San Francisco is a sanctuary city and the it refuses to cooperate with the Feds. The sheriff, Ross Markirimi issued a memo specifically ordering his deputies not to cooperate with ICE. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had issued a detainer request to the sheriff’s department asking...
  • NBC News paid for Ghost Ship operator's hotel room

    12/07/2016 6:44:47 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 11 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7 2016 | Vivian Ho
    NBC News paid for a hotel room for the man who ran the Ghost Ship, the Oakland warehouse-turned-artists-collective that burned down Friday night, killing 36 people at an underground electronic music show. Mainstream media outlets frown on paying money to sources. A network spokesman said NBC “absolutely” did not give money to Derick Almena in exchange for a series of exclusive interviews, but bought him a hotel room at the Oakland Marriott City Center for “a couple of nights.” The spokesman described that as “standard TV booking procedure.” Almena, 46, stayed at the hotel with his wife, Micah Allison, and...
  • Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos

    12/07/2016 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana court papers, which come amid her knock-down, drag-out legal battle with former fiancé Nick Loeb, sources told The Post.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Filth, chaos, weird religious symbols, feral animals and orgies - inside Oakland

    12/06/2016 10:51:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | Ryan Perry
    The footage and photos, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, shows the living quarters of some of the residents of the building known as the Oakland Ghost Ship. While photos on the art collective's website show an eclectic and creative space for artists and musicians, the reality of life behind the scenes in this dilapidated building is horrific. Dark and dingy rooms don't look fit for humans, with exposed electrical wires and panels, venting pipes and piles of junk and old clothes everywhere. Tenant Shelley Mack, who disclosed the pictures to DailyMail.com also revealed that there were three fires while she lived...
  • Students are anxious about Trump, so the L.A. public school district started a support hotline

    12/06/2016 5:55:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | d | Joy Resmovits
    The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up a hotline and opened “extended support sites” to respond to a high level of student anxiety about the election of Donald Trump as president. Parents and teachers learned about the new resources in a recorded call Monday from district Supt. Michelle King. She said the aim was to answer students’ questions and address their worries “about potential impact on them and their families” and “to provide you with emotional support, enrollment and attendance information and referrals to outside resources,” according to a transcript of the call provided by the district. The...
  • California Supreme Court limits police searches

    12/06/2016 11:56:55 AM PST · by MeganC · 35 replies
    89.3 KPCC ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff Writier
    Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a child pornography case involving a bicyclist pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. Torrance police stopped bicyclist Paul Macabeo in 2012 after following him a short distance with their patrol car's headlights off. They acknowledged he was not riding erratically and did not try to flee. Macabeo was arrested after the officers searched his phone and said they found photos of underage girls. The state's highest court said that...
  • Amnesty Groups Fight to Hide California Gang Database From Trump

    12/06/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    Immigration advocacy groups are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to “block federal access” to the database containing names of gang members in the state.
  • How far can California go to resist Trump crackdown?

    12/06/2016 5:39:20 AM PST · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 6th, 2016 | By Dan Walters
    As many as 3 million California residents are in the country illegally, which means the state has an extraordinary stake in President-elect Donald Trump’s declared intention to crack down on illegal immigration. It also could be a test of how far California, or any state, can go in defying the federal government. As the Legislature reconvened briefly Monday, its two top leaders, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, and others pledged to implacably resist Trump – to “fight in the streets,” as Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Los Angeles, put it during a heated debate. “We...
  • Vigil in SF mourns transgender victims of Oakland fire

    12/06/2016 5:54:59 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2016 | Michael Bodley
    A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in San Francisco for several transgender victims of the Oakland warehouse fire. Several dozen people gathered at Harvey Milk Plaza at Market and Castro streets to mourn their transgender friends and relatives, most of whose deaths have not yet been confirmed.
  • SSI took away my rights and made me too poor to survive

    12/06/2016 7:54:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 21 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The following is an email from Mark Nugent of Sacramento california who at the age of 16 was forced into the mental health system against his will, branded mentally ill, stripped of his trust fund by his liberal parents and forced on SSI. The SSI program was originally intended for those liberals branded too old or too stupid to work. It pays very little, about $695 a month and to receive it one must not hold assets or property worth more than $2000.  People with disabilities who receive SSI [Supplemental Security Income] payments continue to be the nation’s poorest citizens....
  • University’s ‘Whiteness Forum’ takes ‘critical look at whiteness’

    12/05/2016 9:46:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jennifer Kabany
    Students at Cal State San Marcos on Thursday hosted a “Whiteness Forum” as part of a communications class they are enrolled in, setting up more than a dozen displays that highlighted what they contend is how white privilege has oppressed people of color in a variety of ways.
  • THE DEPTH OF CALIFORNIA DEMS’ TRUMP PANIC

    12/04/2016 5:44:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Katy Grimes
    What Are California Democrats So Afraid Of? Calling for enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws struck a nerve with certain California politicians. In response to my column, “Mayors of Sanctuary Cities Who Flaunt Federal Law Should Be Arrested,” the former press secretary for recently termed-out California Senate President Darrell Steinberg, sent an email to the publisher of the Flash Report website, expressing his disdain that I called for upholding federal immigration law, and arresting those Mayors who flaunt their Sanctuary Cities in the face of the law:
  • Fury at the man behind illegal artist enclave where up to 33 died in fire: Organizer of

    12/04/2016 9:16:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 89 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/4/16 | Myriah Towner and Regina F. Graham and Jenny Stanton
    full title......................Fury at the man behind illegal artist enclave where up to 33 died in fire: Organizer of 'death trap' Oakland commune makes self-pitying statement complaining that 'everything I worked for is gone' ................Derick Ion Almena has been identified as the operator of the Ghost Ship venue and Satya Yuga Art Collective where a fire broke out Friday night He wrote: 'Everything I worked so hard for is gone. Blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel safe and sound' 'It's as if I have awoken from a dream filled with opulence and hope.... to be standing now...
  • Vota Sign found in Atwater, CA.

    These are all over southern CA...
  • Oakland warehouse fire: Inspectors launched probe last month into building but couldn’t get inside

    12/04/2016 9:52:56 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 4, 2016 | Thomas Peele
    Just three weeks before Friday’s deadly fire, city building inspectors had launched an investigation into “illegal structures” built inside the converted warehouse dubbed the “Ghost Ship,” but officials conceded Saturday they had been unable to gain access during an inspection visit and it appears they did not follow up.
  • Biggest union reaches deal with California government [SEIU Local 1000]

    12/03/2016 11:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 4:47 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California’s largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration. If workers ratify the deal, it would bring to a close contentious negotiations that led to a strike threat and allegations of bad-faith bargaining. Service Employees International Union Local 1000 didn’t immediately release the terms of the deal, but union President Yvonne Walker said in a statement that it achieves improvements in compensation, professional development, working conditions, and health and safety. …
  • Compromise reached for soldiers required to repay enlistment bonuses

    12/03/2016 9:16:13 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times, NBC via legal insurection ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2016 Los Angeles Times copied on December 3, 2016 | by David S. Cloud Reporter Los Angeles Times, NBC via Leslie Eastman
    Bonuses and student loans to be forgiven in most cases In October, I reported that thousands of California soldiers in the National Guard soldiers were being forced to repay over-paid enlistment bonuses and student loans. Many of these brave men and women were struggling financially to meet the repayment terms. Shortly after the Department of Defense took a substantial P.R. hit once the details behind this travesty became widely known, Secretary Ash Carter announced he was suspending this program. Lawmakers have formally hammered out a compromise agreement that allows the Pentagon to forgive bonuses and benefits that were improperly awarded....
  • 9 dead, dozens missing in Oakland warehouse fire

    12/03/2016 5:33:42 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-3-16 | Fox-KTVU
    Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party Friday night, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could rise as high as 40.
  • Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

    12/03/2016 1:46:16 PM PST · by usar91B · 24 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact. Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin defended the rare tactic this week when it came to light, saying he had never done such a thing in his 43-year career, but he wouldn't rule out doing it again. "It was a moral and ethical decision, and I stand by it,"...
  • Desperate families and friends of party-goers missing after huge Oakland warehouse blaze killed up

    12/03/2016 11:08:38 AM PST · by Cecily · 112 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jenny Stanton
    At least nine people died in a massive fire that destroyed a northern California warehouse that was an artist collective during an electronic music party early Saturday morning and officials said the building had no sprinkler system or working smoke detectors. Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said that at least another 25 people are still unaccounted for after the deadly blaze started around 11:30pm in the 1300 block of 31st Avenue during an event advertised as 'Rave Cave' featuring musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour. 'We still have to do a more thorough search of the building and we...
  • Nine clubbers are killed and another 13 are still missing after massive fire breaks out [tr]

    12/03/2016 6:49:19 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 84 replies
    Dailymail.com.uk ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jenny Stanton
    Full title of article: Nine clubbers are killed and another 13 are still missing after massive fire breaks out on the second floor of a 100-person rave inside an Oakland warehouse At least nine people died in a massive fire that destroyed a northern California warehouse during a party early Saturday morning, officials said.
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    12/03/2016 5:52:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections? There’s no way to know. But the evidence suggests that significant numbers of noncitizens cast ballots. By Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system....
  • Marine Corps Veteran Claims He Was Forced to Drop Out of College Yoga Class for Saying 'Go Trump'

    12/02/2016 7:35:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12/2 | Jodi Hernandez
    Marine Corps combat veteran Stefan Meza says he literally put his life on the line to preserve and protect our freedoms. But after serving three tours of duty in two different wars, the aspiring police officer now believes his own rights were violated at Santa Rosa Junior College over something he said to a friend in class. Go Trump. It was those two words Meza said that got a sharp reaction from his yoga teacher who had been taking roll. "She told me not to make political comments in class and I said 'Yes, ma'am. It won't happen again. My...
  • USC faculty member fatally stabbed on campus, suspect in custody

    12/02/2016 7:13:41 PM PST · by usar91B · 83 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/2/2016 | By Staff and wire reports
    One person, a male faculty member, has been fatally stabbed on the USC campus and a suspect is in custody. The victim is a man, approximately 25 years old, says Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Just after 4:30 p.m., firefighter paramedics responded to a reported stabbing on the 3600 block of McClintock Avenue, located on campus near the Seeley G. Mudd building and the school’s running track. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Stewart said. No other injuries have been reported. USC’s college newspaper The Daily Trojan reported on Twitter that police locked down the...
  • California's Next Attorney General Issues Warning to Donald Trump

    12/01/2016 5:03:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 124 replies
    The Recorder ^ | December 1, 2016 | Cheryl Miller
    California's Next Attorney General Issues Warning to Donald Trump Cheryl Miller, The Recorder December 1, 2016 Just hours after Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Xavier Becerra to be California's next attorney general, the longtime U.S. lawmaker warned the Trump administration to expect a fight if newly emboldened Republicans challenge the Golden State's liberal laws and policies. "If you want to take on a forward-leaning state that is prepared to defend its rights and interests, come at us," Becerra, a 12-term Democratic congressman from Los Angeles, told reporters
  • BULLETIN: There's Finally a Way to Rid Congress of Dana Rohrabacher!

    12/01/2016 9:59:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/30 | MATT COKER
    Limp-fisted Democratic Party opponents have not done it. Term limits he himself championed when first elected to Congress in 1988 have not done it. (He has been reelected every two years since.) And too-close associations with slimeballs like Mike Carona, Dave Garofalo, Jack Abramoff, Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, Joseph Medawar and even his felony fraudster wife Rhonda have not done it. No, the only way the Orange County congressional delegation is finally going to rid itself of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Havana) is if Donald Trump nominates him for Secretary of State. Years ago, working at a daily newspaper, it was revealed...
  • ‘Come at us,’ California attorney general pick Xavier Becerra tells feds

    12/01/2016 7:43:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 1st, 2016 | By Jeremy B. White
    Gov. Jerry Brown has tabbed Rep. Xavier Becerra to serve as California’s interim attorney general, selecting the Los Angeles Democrat to fill a vacancy opened by the imminent departure of outgoing Attorney General Kamala Harris to the U.S. Senate. Assuming he wins confirmation by the Legislature – a strong possibility, given the 12-term Democrat’s role as a mainstay of Democratic and Los Angeles politics – Becerra would serve as California’s top law enforcement official through 2018, with an opportunity to serve for another eight years if he runs for the office. He would be California’s first Latino attorney general. The...
  • Janet Napolitano vows to protect undocumented California college students

    12/01/2016 11:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of California system announced Wednesday that campus police will not undertake joint efforts with any law enforcement agencies to investigate students suspected of breaking federal immigration laws. Police officers at the UC’s 10 campuses will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status, except as required by law, the school system said in a statement. The move comes in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has promised a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • UPDATE: Public Works employee shot dead while removing graffiti ID’d as father of two (SF)

    12/01/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 30 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 1, 2016 | Resident Marxist
    A San Francisco Public Works employee was shot and killed Tuesday morning as he cleaned graffiti near San Francisco General Hospital. The victim has been identified by the Department of Public Works as 27-year-old Jermaine Jackson, Jr. The shooting happened at 8 a.m. near the intersection of 25th and Vermont streets....Jackson had been a laborer apprentice with DPW since March 2015 and was set to graduate in 2017. Nuru said Jackson came to Public Words after participating in Mayor Ed Lee’s anti-violence program.
  • Great news: You can now pee on the sidewalks in San Francisco

    12/01/2016 6:32:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since we’re talking about California in general and San Francisco in particular it’s probably difficult to surprise us anymore when some crazytown news crops up, but this item from the San Francisco Gate should still raise a few eyebrows. A Superior Court judge out there found himself explaining why he had tossed out more than 66,000 arrest warrants last year and essentially stopped issuing new ones for what are frequently described as “quality of life crimes.” San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the...
  • SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded

    11/30/2016 5:49:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the sidewalk, because it made no sense to lock people up for fines they couldn’t afford.
  • ‘Thousands’ of mysterious, ‘squishy’ creatures wash up along California beach

    11/30/2016 9:06:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    wqad 8 ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | KATRINA LAMANSKY
    One Facebook user, Ryan Rustan, wrote that he was walking on the Huntington Beach shoreline Monday night when he felt "little water balloons popping under my feet, super squishy."... "Couldn't tell if they were jellyfish or eggs but there are thousands up and down the beach," ...invertebrate expert says they are sea cucumbers.
  • California To Start Regulating Cow Farts

    11/29/2016 9:02:54 PM PST · by rhett october · 69 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-29-2016 | Rhett Butler
    California’s desire to combat so-called global warming has led it to attack what it believes is deadly even if it is often silent – cow flatulence. According to an AP report, the self-proclaimed leading agricultural state is now focusing on what it calls “greenhouse gases” produced by dairy cows. In spite of opposition from farmers, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock businesses for the first time. Cattle and other farm animals produce methane, a gas that is referred to as a greenhouse gas and alleged to be more potent than carbon dioxide as a...
  • Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored

    11/29/2016 7:47:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    SFGate ^ | Updated 7:48 pm, Monday, November 28, 2016 | Michael Cabanatuan and Marissa Lang
    For all Muni Metro passengers knew, the free rides they were getting Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. Little did they know Muni was under attack from a hacker trying to squeeze $73,000 in ransom to unlock the agency’s computer systems. Muni refused to pay up. Instead, officials shut down the system’s ticket machines, threw open the fare gates as a precautionary move, and contacted the Department of Homeland Security and their own technology division to contain the attack, they said. ... The anonymous hacker used a ransomware attack — malicious software sent via...
  • Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature....

    11/28/2016 8:46:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 89 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 28, 2016
    NOV. 28, 2016. Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature After Josh Newman Wins State Senate Seat Democrat Josh Newman has defeated Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to win the race for the 29th Senate District, giving Democrats in the Legislature a two-thirds majority in both houses. The Associated Press called the race Monday evening for Newman, who had been steadily gaining ground as provisional and absentee ballots were counted over the last three weeks. “I am immensely honored to have earned the trust and support of so many of my neighbors, who’ve placed their...
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds

    11/28/2016 8:51:42 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Chriss Street
    There are 300 “Sanctuary Cities” and counties around the United States that have policies in place blocking local law enforcement from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for immigration holds. An ICE detainer is a written request for a local jail or other law enforcement agency to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after his or her release date, in order to provide ICE agents extra time to decide whether to take the individual into federal custody for removal purposes.
  • Only You Can Stop Californication

    11/28/2016 6:28:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-28-2016 | MOTUS
    Seriously, it is approaching a month and leftists are still foaming at the mouth, coloring outside the lines, and diaper pinning their lapels. Frankly I think it would be more helpful if they used them to pin their yaps shut. Or maybe their noses.“I said, ‘stick a fork in it’ honey, but I guess that works too.”And while the despair is felt everywhere you find a liberal, it’s perhaps worst in California.  Here’s a first-person account of what it’s like to be a conservative in America’s theme park for liberal hipsters these days: The day was full of whining and...
  • Hard-of-hearing driver didn’t know officer was telling him his truck was on fire

    11/27/2016 4:19:33 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 27, 2016 | Andrea Figueroa Briseño
    Fresno police Officer Bernie Vizcarra was on a routine patrol Saturday evening in downtown Fresno when he noticed sparks and small flames erupting from beneath a blue Toyota pickup heading south on M Street. His first thought? “Wow, that doesn’t look good.”
  • Missing California woman was found 'heavily battered,' police records say

    11/27/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27 Nov 16 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    Sherri Papini, the Northern California woman who was missing for three weeks, was found on the side of a road Thursday chained and "heavily battered," according to police dispatch logs.
  • Desert and farm, water drainage and a new deal in the Central Valley

    11/27/2016 10:12:36 AM PST · by Mariner · 53 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 27th, 2016 | By Mark Arax
    LOS BANOS - The helicopter landed in the western hills above the San Joaquin Valley and out of the dust walked President John F. Kennedy. It was Aug. 18, 1962, and the sun would not let go. In the hollow of the mountain, where California was about to build its newest reservoir, the air felt like a blast furnace. Summer had baked the earth to a tan and shrunken form. The hills turned to hide. Though not a drop of rain had fallen from the sky since spring, no one in the assembled crowd, certainly not the cotton kings, thought...
  • Let California Go

    11/27/2016 6:55:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    When people speak of Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote, they are really speaking about California. In that state, Hillary Clinton won 6,621,346 votes to Donald Trump's 3,549,576 as of this writing. This margin of over three million votes alone accounts for any claim that Clinton exceeded Trump in popular support. Consider some numbers. In New York, Trump won 37.5% of the vote; in New Jersey, Trump won over 40%; and in Illinois, Trump won 39.4%. Among sizably populated states that lean "overwhelmingly" Democrat, California is in a class by itself. Trump struggled to get even a third of Californian...
  • Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump

    11/26/2016 7:17:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 26, 2016 | HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection of local mosques after letters that threatened the genocide of Muslims and praised President-elect Donald Trump were sent to multiple California mosques this week.