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  • "This Is About Whiteness" UC Berkeley Students Segregate Campus, Block Bridge With Human Wall

    10/27/2016 12:08:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 61 replies ^ | 10/27/16 | Tyler Durden/
    Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass. The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university administration to designate additional safe spaces for trans students, gay students, and students of color. They were apparently incensed that one of their official safe spaces had been moved from the fifth floor of a building to the basement. According to video footage of the protest, demonstrators blocked off the bridge completely. Students who needed...
  • Lessons From the Highway of Death

    10/27/2016 5:06:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 27, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    California State Route 99 is the north-south highway that cuts through the great Central Valley. And it has changed little since the mid-1960s. A half-century ago, when the state population was about 18 million -- not nearly 40 million as it is today -- the 99 used to be a high-speed, four-lane marvel. It was a crown jewel in California's cutting-edge freeway system. Not now. The 99 was recently ranked by ValuePenguin (a private consumer research organization) as the deadliest major highway in the nation. Locals who live along its 400-plus miles often go to bed after seeing lurid...
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

    10/26/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES...
  • Orange County Register Endorsement of Prop 58 Bilingual Ed; A Case of White Guilt?

    10/26/2016 4:27:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/16 | Katy Grimes and Megan Barth
    Prop. 58 effectively would repeal the 1998 Proposition 227 that required English language learners in California schools be taught largely in English only Language Immersion programs are the optimal approach to learn a language. This is never more evident than in the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, a Department of Defense educational and research institution which provides linguistic and cultural instruction. They use classroom teaching as well as immersion techniques for maximum results. Immersion is also the best way to assimilate immigrants into any culture. California Proposition 58, “Non-English Languages Allowed in Public Education” would put an end to...
  • (CA) Independent turnout low in early voting (Bernie Voters)

    10/26/2016 11:06:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | 25 Ocy 2016 | Joshua Stewart
    Two weeks after early voting began in California, independent voters in San Diego County are off to a sluggish start. No-party preference voters, also colloquially called declined to states, make up 26.8 percent of San Diego County’s electorate, but as of Tuesday they account for just 19.3 percent early voters or people who have returned mail-in ballots. While independents are underrepresented in votes cast so far, turnout is disproportionately high for members of the two major parties. While independents are often targeted by candidates in general elections, turnout among this group is often low. Not one party in any county,...
  • Vandal With Axe Breaks Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star to Pieces

    10/26/2016 8:33:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KNBC-TV ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jonathan Lloyd
    Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was in pieces Wednesday morning after it was vandalized overnight by a man with an axe. The Republican presidential candidate and former "Apprentice" host received the star in January 2007. The star in the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, a prominent location on the Walk of Fame not far from the Hollywood and Highland Center, was broken into pieces overnight by a man with some type of hammer or axe, according to a boulevard street performer. Los Angeles police confirmed they are investigating the vandalism report, received at about 6 a.m....
  • Sanctuary city illegal immigrant sparks $61M fire in national forest (California)

    10/25/2016 6:51:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    WOFFORD HEIGHTS, Calif. — Angel Gilberto Garcia-Avalos had been deported five times in just the past four years, yet each time he has managed to sneak from Mexico back into the U.S., where he ended up in more mischief: driving without a license, attempted burglary and felony weapons charges. In August, he graduated to full-fledged mayhem, sparking a fire in the Sequoia National Forest that has already cost the government $61 million and left some of the country’s most beautiful landscape scarred for years to come. Garcia, who pleaded guilty last month and faces 13 months in prison, had only...
  • ‘Major Computer Outage’ Reported At Dozens Of DMV Field Offices (California)

    10/25/2016 3:15:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Officials Tuesday were working to fix a “major computer outage” at Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the Southland and statewide. Customer transactions at dozens of DMV field offices were impacted by the outage, including offices in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Compton, El Monte, Fullerton, and Thousand Oaks.
  • Living in a "Blue" state? (Vanity)

    10/24/2016 5:30:58 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 40 replies
    10/24/16 | Self
    Do you live in a "Blue" state? I live in California... In 2012, Obama won 60.2% of votes. Romney won 37.1% of votes. I do not believe that Trump will win CA...Hillary will win CA easily... I will still vote for Trump on the Election Day...I just hope that Trump will do better than Romney in CA...It would be great if Trump won more than 37.1% of votes in CA... I did contribute to Trump's campaign...I hope my money could help him win in states like FL, OH, and NC... If the presidential election were decided by the popular vote,...
  • House Republicans must preserve the motion to vacate the chair

    10/23/2016 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2016 | Adam Brandon
    When the 115th Congress convenes in January, the House of Representatives may vote on a rules package that guts a powerful tool that allows members of the lower chamber to keep the speaker in check. In September, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., proposed a change to the rules of the House that would dissolve the privileged status of the "motion to vacate the chair," which allows any member of the House to introduce a resolution to depose the speaker. Under the current rules of the House, the resolution must receive a vote by the full chamber. The proposal put forward by...
  • Update: 13 killed, 31 injured, in tour bus crash on 10 Freeway near Palm Springs

    10/23/2016 6:41:32 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    OC Register ^ | October 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    PALM SPRINGS — A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on Interstate 10 before the vehicles crashed just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said. The work had gone on for hours without problems, he said.
  • At A Conference For Coastal Elites, Silicon Valley Talks Trump

    10/23/2016 5:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Nitasha Tiku
    Donald Trump’s popularity is prompting the tech industry to wonder whether its massive success has left some Americans behind. Unless you’re invited to Graydon Carter’s private dinner, the cocktail party at San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building is supposed to be the highlight of the annual Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, a high-end business conference for the coastal elite. On Wednesday evening, guests were escorted from the Yerba Buena Center to the Embarcadero by trolley and greeted by a six-person mariachi band who played through the selfies. But a little past 6 p.m., the crowd in the cathedral-esque lobby had already...
  • Federal Officer Attempting to Stop a Theft Kidnapped in Ocean Beach

    10/23/2016 1:55:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Jaspreet Kaur
    A Federal Law Enforcement Officer attempting to stop a suspect from stealing a bicycle from his backyard was kidnapped in Ocean Beach on Friday morning, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed. The incident began at approximately 7:10 a.m. Friday at the officer's home near Narragansett Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. The officer witnessed the suspect from the second floor of his home take a bike from his backyard and place it in the back of a Chevy pick-up truck. The officer then grabbed his badge and confronted the suspect outside his home. SDPD says there were two suspects inside...
  • Driver Smashes into Santa Clara Fire Hydrant, Lands Car Inside Pizza Parlor

    10/22/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    A car collision early Saturday in Santa Clara sent a powerful stream of water shooting several feet into the air. The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. when a driver plowed into a fire hydrant before eventually landing the vehicle inside Stuft Pizza located near the intersection of Homestead and Woodhams Roads, officials said. Firefighters spent roughly 30 minutes shutting off the water, officials said. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot before being apprehended near his home several blocks away, officials said. No one was injured and the Santa Clara Police Department is currently investigating the...
  • TRUMP Rally TODAY in front of CNN building. HOLLYWOOD, CA

    10/22/2016 4:14:04 PM PDT · by BOOHA · 39 replies
    Me | 10-22-2016 | Booha
    Trump Rally in Hollywood, CA today
  • Anti-Hillary 'Walking Dead' Posters Surface in Los Angeles (foul language warning)

    10/22/2016 11:38:10 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/22/2016 | Paul Bond
    The artwork from conservative artist Sabo consists of blood-spattered text reading, "Negan wants 50% of your sh*t. Hillary demands it all." The Walking Dead has been hijacked by a prolific street artist to protest Hillary Clinton and the presidential candidate's entire Democratic Party. The artwork from conservative artist Sabo consists of blood-spattered text reading, "Negan wants 50% of your sh*t. Hillary demands it all." The sentiments are based on Negan, a new villain on AMC's hit show who expressed his desire for stuff that doesn't belong to him.
  • Elizabeth Holmes 'scolded employees for speaking and had lawyers patrol Theranos' Silicon Valley HQ

    10/22/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2016 | Jennifer Smith For
    The widow of a scientist who killed himself in fear he was about to lose his job at troubled bio-tech start-up Theranos has told of the company's paranoid culture. Ian Gibbons, the head scientist at the blood test company, died after taking an overdose of painkillers in May 2013 within hours of being summoned for a meeting. According to his widow, Rochelle, he had found faults in machines the company claimed would 'change the world' by being able to diagnose diseases from a single pinprick of a patient's blood. Having recently been diagnosed with cancer, he stopped going to work...
  • Awesome Trump Flash Mob in W. Hollywood, CA Live Now!

    10/21/2016 6:34:22 PM PDT · by WayneM · 71 replies
  • Valles angered over Syrian refugees' entry into Victorville

    10/21/2016 7:13:18 PM PDT · by JustSayNo2Pedos · 5 replies
    Victorville Daily Press ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Shea Johnson
    First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles has condemned the "dumping" of Syrian refugees into Victorville, saying she would sue the federal government and seek to cut off refugee welfare benefits after it was discovered 23 Syrian immigrants have resettled in the city this year. Valles also accused her opponent, San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood, of being "either oblivious to the placement of unvetted Syrian refugees in our community" or actively covering it up. A campaign statement she released Tuesday said that the federal government was required to consult with local jurisdictions before settling refugees, citing a hard-line immigration reform...
  • Dublin school board member linked to WikiLeaks (daughter of Podesta)

    10/21/2016 5:00:21 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 29 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | October 21, 2016 | Angela Ruggiero
    DUBLIN — A local school board member, whose father is head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, has been connected to allegations sprung from WikiLeaks. Megan Rouse, a Dublin school board member elected in 2014, was mentioned in the hacked email allegations that her father, John Podesta, hid stocks connected to Russia. Documents show that Podesta received 75,000 shares of Joule Unlimited Technologies, which was linked to alleged money laundering by the Russian government, according to media reports. Podesta is Clinton’s campaign chair. The hacked Jan. 3, 2014 document shows that Podesta transferred more than 25,000 of these shares to Leonidio Holdings...
  • Woman Walking With Human Skull on Stick Leads Sacramento Police to Decomposed Body

    10/21/2016 12:26:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/21/2016
    “There was a transient female walking down the 2900 block of Connie Drive. She actually had a skull in her possession," Sacramento police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein told KTLA sister station KTXL. Officers confronted the woman at an abandoned house on Connie Drive where their investigation began... ... “She brought the officers to the area where she located the skull." Police found the human remains at an abandoned homeless encampment a couple blocks away. Detectives, officers and crime scene technicians spent several hours between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday combing the area for clues. ... Philip, a neighbor, lives in a house...
  • 2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected

    10/19/2016 4:48:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | October 19, 2016 | Associated Press
    If the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults broke simultaneously along their combined 118 miles, they could produce a magnitude 7.4 quake, said scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey. Such shaking would be more than five times stronger than the 1989 Loma Prieta quake on the San Andreas Fault that killed over 60 people and collapsed part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. There hasn't been a major quake on the Hayward Fault in more than 140 years.... "This should be a reminder that folks in the Bay Area need to be prepared for a major earthquake," USGS geophysicist Janet Watt...
  • Dr. James Dobson Calls for Civil Disobedience

    10/19/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/18/16 | James Dobson
    Christians across America must express their outrage at the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling to uphold California's so called 'Reproductive FACT Act.' This decision will require 150 pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics across the state to promote abortion services to the women they serve. Since Roe v. Wade, privately funded crisis pregnancy centers across America have provided a refuge and an alternative to women who might have otherwise chosen abortion. They are vitally important in the fight to promote a culture of life, adoption and health. This ruling now forces these clinics to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, and it is...
  • Will California Town become Another Flint, MI?

    10/19/2016 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/16 | Katy Grimes
    No voter approval for debt which taxpayers are on the hook for means no accountability for elected politicians The town of Apple Valley, California, deep in the heart of the Victor Valley of San Bernardino County, has a ballot initiative battle grappling with accountability for bond debt. But it’s gotten political with citizens claiming elected members of the Apple Valley Town Council have ceased making decisions in the best interests of their community. Nearly 4,000 Apple Valley residents signed petitions to bring Measure V to the Nov. 8 ballot to require voter approval of any Town project of $10 million...
  • Oakland Museum of CA celebrates 50th anniversary of Black Panthers

    10/18/2016 10:14:29 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    KGO-TV (San Francisco) ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Carolyn Tyler
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Fifty years ago this month in Oakland, a revolutionary group was founded and now the city is honoring the Black Panthers with a week of activities and a museum exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.
  • Vallejo officer-involved shooting: Police say suspect pointed assault-style weapon

    10/17/2016 7:09:54 AM PDT · by Califreak · 45 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/17/16 | Unknown
    Vallejo Police officers at the scene of a shooting in Vallejo, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Police said two officers were inside a Starbucks coffee shop on Lincoln Road West when a man with an "assault style weapon" opened the Vallejo police shot a suspect who pointed an assault-style weapon at officers at a Starbucks on Sunday night, according to the Vallejo Police Department. Police say the incident started at a Starbucks near Lincoln Road and Pine Street in Vallejo at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday night. Police said a male suspect opened the door of the Starbucks and pointed...
  • Silicon Valley is Furious About Peter Thiel's $1.25 Million Donation to Trump's Campaign

    10/16/2016 8:16:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | October 16, 2016 | Bartie Scott
    In response to Peter Thiel's pledge to donate $1.25 million to Donald Trump's presidential bid (reported by the New York Times on Sunday), some in the Silicon Valley-centered tech community are going public with a call to reject any company willing to do business with the PayPal co-founder. In addition to co-founding PayPal and data analysis software firm Palantir, Thiel sits on the board at Facebook and is a part-time partner and investor in startup seed fund Y Combinator. Thiel substantial donation to Trump doesn't come as a surprise--he did have a prime-time speaking slot at this summer's Republican National...
  • Just saw an ad for Trump, in California

    10/15/2016 5:40:44 PM PDT · by glasseye · 29 replies
    glasseye | 10/15/2016 | glasseye
    I just saw mt first televison ad for Trump. It was during the Stanford football game. If Trump is spending money in California the election is over. Life is good!!!
  • 'A bloody scene': 3 killed, 12 wounded in gun battle at West Adams restaurant

    10/15/2016 5:32:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2016 | Richard Winton, Matt Stevens, Deborah Netburn, Ruben Vives and Brittny Mejia
    A gun battle at a restaurant in the West Adams district left three people dead and 12 others wounded early Saturday, prompting a massive police dragnet for suspects.
  • What a Trump win could mean for California

    10/15/2016 6:41:38 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 26 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 10/15/16 | THOMAS D. ELIAS
    A year ago, as the presidential campaign swung into high gear, no one in either major political party – except Donald Trump – took seriously the possibility he might win the Republican nomination for president. -snip-Meanwhile, some recent polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton winning New York by a 20 percent vote margin and California by at least 17 percent. Sure, she consistently has had a small overall edge over Trump in national polling, but with so much of her support coming from just two states, she could win the popular vote but lose in the Electoral College if Trump wins...
  • How new CA voter demographic milestone will affect upcoming elections

    10/14/2016 6:05:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | 14 Oct, 2016 | James Poulos
    As early ballots arrive in mailboxes this week, Golden State voters will arrive at a symbolic and substantial demographic landmark: a so-called majority-minority electorate. “For the first time, non-Latino whites will fall below 50 percent of the state’s eligible voters,” as the California Civic Engagement Project predicted in 2014. “From 1980 to 2014, the state’s Latino and Asian American populations grew by 230 percent and 331 percent, respectively, while the white population fell about 6 percent,” the Orange County Register noted, citing a January report from the Civic Engagement Project.
  • 'Blue Lives Don't Matter': College Students Demand End of Campus PD [UC-Irvine]

    10/13/2016 9:45:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:55 pm
    College protesters at the University of California-Irvine recently staged a “Blue Lives Don’t Matter” protest. […] Dozens of students at the school disrupted a discussion on police-community relations, chanting: “No justice, no peace—take to the streets; [expletive] the police”. They called for the end of the campus police department, [Elizabeth] MacDonald said. …
  • Vegas Stadium Deal for Raiders Passes First Hurdle

    10/11/2016 7:18:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A bill to raise hotel taxes to fund an NFL stadium for the Oakland Raiders and a convention center expansion has crossed its first hurdle in the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Senate voted 16-5 on Tuesday to approve the measure. Democratic opponents have said they oppose putting public funds to a project backed by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, while Republican opponents oppose raising taxes.
  • First Trump ads in California

    10/10/2016 6:22:21 PM PDT · by vooch · 49 replies
    Fox News | 10 Oct 16 | vanity
    finally saw a couple of Trump ads on Fox News - nice powerful ads. one ad was a solid presentation of Trump's Tax proposals including the maternity leave tax credit
  • Thousands of Conservatives Cheer for Trump to Stay

    10/09/2016 2:52:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 9 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10/9/2016 | Jim Stinson
    Thousands of people cheered for Republican Donald Trump to stay in the race in Bakersfield, California, Saturday. The crowd, attending the Bakersfield Business Conference, was first asked by Laura Ingraham, one of dozens of guest speakers and editor-in-chief of LifeZette, to cheer if Trump should quit the race. Crickets. Then Ingraham asked the crowd if the GOP nominee should stick it out. “Now how many Republicans want him to stay in this race and fight for America? Actually win for America?” The crowd erupted with enthusiastic cheers. The response from the attendees, mostly conservative voters, shows a potentially large disconnect...
  • Two police killings two decades apart leave same questions for Sacramento families

    10/09/2016 8:45:34 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 8, 2016 | Anita Chabria
    A.J. Thiel was 15 when his father, Albert Glenn Thiel, was killed in 1997 in an incident involving John Tennis, the Sacramento police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill man in North Sacramento in July of this year.
  • Two Palms Springs police officers fatally shot, another injured in family disturbance call

    10/08/2016 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/8/16 | Ruben Vives, Matt Stevens, Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
    Two Palms Springs police officers were fatally shot and another wounded Saturday while responding to family disturbance call, and a SWAT team remains at the scene, police said. The shooting occurred when the officers responded to the scene near the corner of Racquet Club Road and Sunrise Way about noon, authorities said. “The officers were near the front door,” an emotional Police Chief Bryan Reyes told reporters during an afternoon news conference. “They were responding to a simple family disturbance and [the gunman] elected to open fire on the guardians of this city.”
  • Standing up to La Raza Racists in Los Angeles

    10/08/2016 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 8, 2016 | Arthur Shaper
    Los Angeles County was once a red area. Ronald Reagan won LA in 1980—but it was a squeaker. 1984 was better. Of course, Reagan wiped the floor with Mondale across the country. The last time a Republican Governor won LA? Pete Wilson, 1994, running on a platform of stopping illegal immigration. The 2003 recall didn’t do much for GOP chances in Los Angeles. The majority voted “No!” to the recall, but wanted Schwarzenegger to be the next Governor. Now, Los Angeles County has turned into a cesspool of illegal immigration, the lynchpin for Democratic dominance (besides the Bay Area). Poverty...
  • Obamacare is no disaster. California is proving why

    10/07/2016 6:16:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | Noam N. Levey
    Even as turmoil in insurance markets nationwide fuels renewed election-year attacks on the Affordable Care Act, California is emerging as a clear illustration of what the law can achieve. The state has recorded some of the nation’s most dramatic gains in health coverage since 2013 while building a competitive insurance marketplace that offers consumers enhanced protections from high medical bills.
  • It's Clinton in a Landslide in Mock Vote at San Quentin-Death row inmates also weighed in on Prop 62

    10/06/2016 10:54:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/6 | BY MICHAEL BOTT
    Death row inmates also weighed in on Prop 62, which would repeal capital punishment in California, and the results were surprisingInmates at San Quentin State Prison just cast their votes for president, and for Donald Trump, it’s a good thing those votes won’t count. Trump was trounced by Hillary Clinton in a mock election staged by the California prison’s inmate-run newspaper, San Quentin News. Newspaper staffers set up a polling place inside San Quentin’s yard and handed out ballots with choices for president, senate and various ballot initiatives. The ballot even came with a voter guide on the back. Clinton...
  • U.S. Senate Debate at Cal State LA (California U.S. Senate Seat Debate at Cal State LA between Kamal

    10/06/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 41 replies
    Cal State L.A. Youtube ^ | October 5, 2016 | Cal State L.A. sponsored by the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, KABC-7 TV an
    Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez debate why you should vote for them for the US Senate. Both are Democrats due to the law passed in California in 2010 that the top two vote getters in the primary advance to the general election regardless of party.
  • California Petitions To Become First State To Offer ObamaCare To Illegal Immigrants

    10/06/2016 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 26 replies
    California’s health care exchange is requesting that it be allowed a waiver from ObamaCare regulations in order to allow illegal immigrants to buy insurance on the exchange – which would make California the first state to extend ObamaCare to illegal immigrants.
  • Hijab Challenge: What’s It Like To Be A Muslim in the US In 2016? (Fresno State)

    10/06/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Jason Le Miere
    What’s it like to be a Muslim in the United States in 2016? Students at Fresno State have been invited to get a fleeting insight by taking a Hijab Challenge and for one day step into the life of a Muslim on campus. The Muslim Student Association at the Californian university began the challenge as an initiative to give non-Muslim women the experience of wearing a traditional head scarf during a time when anti-Islam rhetoric and attacks have been on the rise across the U.S. “Maybe they feel a little more in tune to our issues and the things that...
  • Slain deputy mourned — even by those he arrested (Good man, good read)

    10/06/2016 1:07:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Joseph Serna, Nicole Santa Cruz
    A day after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed during a burglary call, mourners gathered Thursday at the Lancaster sheriff’s station to pay their respects to a lawman whom one resident described as “one of the good ones.” Just before 8 a.m., Bishop Vaughn stopped at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to offer prayers for the fallen sergeant. His first encounter with Owen wasn’t ideal. It was about eight years ago and the sergeant arrested him. "That's how long we've been together, partners," Owen said. "He brought me a long way." Vaughn now stays at a...
  • California jailbirds get to vote starting next year

    10/06/2016 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Matthew Vadum
    With the stroke of Brown’s pen, there could be up to 50,000 new voters in California Just days ago California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a measure that effective next year reinstates the voting eligibility of felons on probation or under community supervision. Inmates in state and federal prisons are not covered by the new law. Apparently “community supervision” means “incarcerated in a county jail.”
  • Police ordered to run away from armed criminals in Los Angeles

    10/06/2016 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team | 10/6/16 | Doug Book
    In left-wing Los Angeles, where defending oneself with a firearm is strictly frowned upon by the upper crust (after all, that’s what highly paid body guards are for) it has now been decided that police officers must run away like frightened children rather than challenge anyone brandishing a deadly weapon. In short, officers of the Los Angeles Police Department—Angelino’s first and last line of defense in the MAY issue, concealed carry license State of California—have been instructed to allow armed lunatics to go their merry way, attacking defenseless citizens, before confronting and threatening them with potential harm! Such was the...
  • L.A. County sheriff's sergeant killed in Lancaster shooting; suspected gunman in custody

    10/05/2016 5:17:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2016 | Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna
    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant died Wednesday after he was shot while responding to a call of a residential burglary in Lancaster, authorities said. The sergeant killed was Steve Owen, a 29-year department veteran, according to sheriff’s Executive Officer Neal Tyler. “This has been a very dark day for the Sheriff’s Department,” Capt. Steve Katz said. “We are all suffering right now.” From the archives: L.A. Times reporter rides along with Sgt. Steve Owen last year » The shooting occurred as Owen and his partner responded to a 911 call about 12:35 p.m. from a woman reporting a burglary...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats Undermining Law and Order, Dismantling California

    10/05/2016 4:58:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | Katy Grimes
    Democrats, Jerry Brown and now Gavin Newsom want more gun-control. How will the Asians in South Sacramento react to that, since they've been left to fend for themselves? California’s capital city of Sacramento has a big problem: violent criminals are terrorizing Asian immigrants. City officials pride themselves on tolerance and diversity, but have responded with little more than political appeasement, leaving Asian communities afraid and vulnerable, and forcing them to take matters into their own hands. A recent report in the Sacramento Bee found a crime wave has swept over South Sacramento’s Asian neighborhoods. According to the city’s crime report...
  • 'Disturbing' photos highlight drug, homelessness issues in San Francisco's SoMa

    10/04/2016 10:59:19 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    On a Sunday when most folks in San Francisco were posting images of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to social media, Adam Mesnick instead posted a photo from his SoMa neighborhood. In it, a man is seen apparently helping another man shoot heroin in broad daylight, right near the corner of Russ and Howard streets. Mesnick is the owner of local sandwich shop Deli Board and its smaller counterpart, Rye Project. He runs the Twitter account for Deli Board and posts photos of the drug problem outside of his business, alongside images of his sandwiches. It's not what you'd expect from a...
  • Oakland City Council to consider naming part of park for slain Black Panther

    10/04/2016 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies ^ | October 3, 2016 | Bay City News
    OAKLAND (BCN)—The Oakland City Council on Tuesday night will consider a proposal to name a section of De Fremery Park in West Oakland for a 17-year-old Black Panther Party member who was killed in a confrontation with Oakland police in 1968. City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, who represents West Oakland, said she and Councilman Larry Reid are recommending that the city name the grove of trees on the park’s south side “Bobby Hutton Grove” to recognize his contribution to Oakland.