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  • City removes actual fork in the road

    10/19/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | October 19, 2012 | Daphne Sashin
    Jim Grant was driving home in Carlsbad, California, when he came to a fork in the road. No, an actual fork. The oversized kitchen utensil was 6 feet high, made of wood, painted silver and mounted in the concrete island at the intersection of Levante Street and Anillo Way in south Carlsbad.
  • California jobless rate slides, but state adds just 8,500 new jobs

    10/19/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/19/2012 | Marc Lifsher
    SACRAMENTO -- California's unemployment rate fell to 10.2% in September from 10.6% in August, the second-largest drop in the nation. But just 8,500 net new jobs were created, according to the California Employment Development Department. The two statistics show somewhat different monthly trends because the unemployment rate is based on a survey of households while the total employment number comes from a more accurate check of businesses. The California results tracked national Department of Labor figures, released Oct. 5, that showed the national unemployment rate falling by three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.8% -- its lowest level in 3...
  • Gunman robs Oakland council candidate (near home after attending neighborhood anti-crime meeting)

    10/18/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies ^ | 10/18/12 | Henry K. Lee
    (10-18) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland City Council candidate was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night near his home after he attended a neighborhood anti-crime meeting, authorities said. Dan Kalb, 53, an environmental policy director who is one of seven candidates vying for the District 1 seat that represents North Oakland, said he had parked his car near his home on the 5100 block of Manila Avenue when he was accosted about 8:35 p.m. A man pointed a gun at him, demanded his iPhone and wallet and fled in a car, said Kalb, who was not hurt. The robbery happened...
  • How will you vote on California's propositions?

    10/17/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT · by unique1 · 55 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/13/2012 08:00:01 PM PDT | Barbara Jones
    The future of California's education system will be decided Nov. 6, when voters consider two dueling propositions that would raise taxes to support public schools. Proposition 30, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, and Prop. 38, bankrolled by civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, each would generate billions of dollars for public education, which has been hard hit by the state's financial crisis. Read more:
  • Obama running ads in California

    10/16/2012 11:12:44 AM PDT · by deek69 · 57 replies
    The last two days while watching Fox in the evening, I have seen an ad for Obama. The ad has run a number of times. It basically say Romney has shipped all the jobs to china. Im trying to figure out why is Obama spending money in California?
  • University of CA spends $80k on socialism project

    10/16/2012 7:58:28 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 7 replies
    The University of California -- Merced (UCM) spent $80,000 in a self-described attempt to advance ideas of “economic justice.” According to the school’s official website, UCM aims to create a “society in which the distribution of resources is equitable” and promote “cultural awareness.” To bring these goals to term, the university created a special “Social Justice” department which hosts annual events such as the “National Coming Out Awareness” week and a “Multicultural Odyssey in San Francisco.”
  • Cyber thieves robbing U.S. businesses

    10/15/2012 3:44:52 PM PDT · by CWCoop · 7 replies
    California Watchdog ^ | October 15, 2012 | Katy Grimes
    Crooks are breaking into banks and stealing money. But it’s not Baby Face Nelson or Jesse James doing the robberies. Today’s thieves and crooks don’t have cool sounding names. These are nameless, faceless, anonymous cyber thieves. There is a growing epidemic of online financial transaction theft from American banks and financial institutions. Just since 2008, cyber thieves have stolen millions of dollars from small businesses, school districts, churches, public libraries, municipalities, water districts and nonprofits. If your personal bank account is hacked and money is taken, your money is safe from cyber theft. But that’s not the case with commercial...
  • Filipinos Leaning Towards Romney

    10/14/2012 4:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    New America Media ^ | October 14, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO – About 30 Filipino-American seniors from all over the Bay Area gathered Thursday morning at a community center in a largely Filipino enclave in the heart of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Along with their regular breakfast and a mental health workshop, Rudy Asercion, who directs the West Bay Filipino Multi-Services Inc., also served up a good dose of politics, rallying them to register and vote. He also invited them to the center that evening to watch the vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in their first and only televised debate. A recent national survey...
  • Nancy Pelosi says she read Obamacare bill

    10/14/2012 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/11/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Nancy Pelosi says she read Obamacare billPosted By: Debra J. Saunders | Oct 11 at 11:01 am Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came to the Chronicle for an editorial board meeting Wednesday. I used the opportunity to ask Pelosi about her most famous and quoted statement from 2010. On March 9, 2010, Pelosi said of the Affordable Care Act, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.” What did you mean by that? I asked. Pelosi said that the quote “was taken out of context” and it...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Poses for NOH8 Campaign on National Coming Out Day (CAPTION!)

    10/14/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Broward Palm Beach ^ | 10/11/12 | Chris Joseph
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Poses for NOH8 Campaign on National Coming Out DayBy Chris Joseph Thu., Oct. 11 2012 at 2:49 PM Categories: The Gays Today is National Coming Out Day, and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is all about it. **SNIP** She also added this on the group's website: "Marriage equality and equal opportunity are one of the most important issues of our time, and this campaign is an important step toward this goal." NOH8 is a silent-protest photo campaign that got started to oppose the bullcrappy California Proposition 8, passed in November of 2008, which...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Porn company sued over penis injections

    10/13/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/13/12 | Meredith May
    A stagehand working for a gay pornography company has sued his employers in San Francisco Superior Court, alleging he was forced to inject performers with a controlled drug to prolong their erections. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Friday, Ronald Baker of San Francisco claims he suffered emotional distress and anxiety-induced health problems when he accidentally pierced his finger in January after injecting a performer in the penis with TriMix, a prescription medication . . .
  • [Skateboarding] Group Takes Over Hollywood Boulevard, Police Issue Modified Tactical Alert

    10/13/2012 10:47:43 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 22 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 10/13/2012 | Melissa Pamer
    A group of skateboarders had taken over part of Hollywood Boulevard in central Hollywood Saturday night and were throwing bottles at police officers, authorities and witnesses said. A group of 400 skateboarders were in the street, and the Los Angeles Police Department had responded with a modified tactical alert, according to Sgt. Rudy Lopez.
  • California House race with veteran Democrats turns physical during debate

    10/12/2012 9:23:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | unattributed
    A bitter Los Angeles-area congressional race between two veteran House Democrats took a strange turn Thursday night when the two candidates nearly got into a physical altercation during a public debate. Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman are vying to win control of the same district due to California's new primary system, which sends the top two finishers to the runoff regardless of party affiliation. The Los Angeles Times reports 57-year-old Sherman seized the shoulder of 71-year-old Berman during the debate at a local college, yanked him toward his chest and shouted, "You want to get into this?" Berman,...
  • Wasserman Schultz Preparing to Oust Pelosi

    10/12/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 11, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be President Barack Obama's worst surrogate, at least according to the Obama campaign's internal polls. But Wasserman Schultz may be campaigning for herself to win an under-the-radar race for a leadership position in her party that may allow her to succeed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who could retire from Congress next spring. The Democratic Caucus Vice Chair -- the no. 5 leadership post -- is opening up and the National Journal reports Wasserman Schultz may be actively campaigning for the spot. DWS has been soliciting votes from Democrats who could potentially unseat...
  • A proposal for California.

    10/10/2012 7:53:16 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    10 Oct 2012 | US Navy Vet
    OK, We as the United States will pay off ALL of California's debts BUT in return California give up: 1. Statehood for 40 years 2. All California Public Employees are terminated 3. ALL California laws are hereby null and void AND 4. The rest of the United States will DRILL DRILL DRILL and utilize ALL of California's Natural Resources and WE see fit.
  • Bankrupt California

    10/09/2012 11:15:37 PM PDT · by radpolis · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/9/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    thought of my fellow Californian Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, when I paid $4.89 a gallon in Gilroy for regular gas — and had to wait in line to get it. The customers were in near revolt, but I wondered against what and whom. I mentioned to one exasperated motorist that there are estimated to be over 20 billion barrels of oil a few miles away, in newly found reserves off the California coast. He thought I was from Mars. California may face the nation’s largest budget deficit at $16 billion. It may struggle with the nation’s second-highest unemployment...
  • California Education Officials Violate Education Code Section 7054

    10/09/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-04 | Matt Blumenfeld
    During the course of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign for Proposition 30, the estimated $6 billion income and sales tax hike on the November ballot, school officials throughout the state have been warning students through letters, emails, rallies, and word of mouth that the passage of this ballot measure is essential and necessary for the continuation of the California educational system as it currently stands. While school officials are allowed to voice their personal opinion on an issue outside of their professional role, they are not allowed to lobby students or their parents on ballot measures using educational funds, as...
  • California Outlaws Normalcy; Liberty Counsel Sues to Get it Back

    10/09/2012 5:40:02 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 5 replies ^ | 10/09/12 | Gina Miller
      It can always get crazier, and it does on a daily basis in our world today. We have seen an alarming rise in the “success” of the radical homosexual movement in the past few years under the current administration. Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) has placed a record number of homosexuals in positions throughout his administration, and this has led to the brazen advancement of this debauched lifestyle in numerous areas in our society, including our military, with the shameful move to allow open homosexuals to serve. We also have an all-time high number of homosexual characters...
  • Bankrupt California: No money for crumbling roads, but billions for high-speed rail

    10/09/2012 5:26:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I thought of my fellow Californian Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, when I paid $4.89 a gallon in Gilroy for regular gas — and had to wait in line to get it. The customers were in near revolt, but I wondered against what and whom. I mentioned to one exasperated motorist that there are estimated to be over 20 billion barrels of oil a few miles away, in newly found reserves off the California coast. He thought I was from Mars. California may face the nation’s largest budget deficit at $16 billion. It may struggle with the nation’s second-highest...
  • Rewriting History (The Real Cesar Chavez)

    10/09/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 9, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support among one of his party’s most reliable voting blocs, i.e. Hispanic Americans. Because even though they still decisively support the President’s reelection, that support does not always translate into votes, as other analysts have trenchantly observed. What makes Obama’s trip to California so fascinating though...