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  • Crap & Trade: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown helps save planet by regulating cow flatulence & manure

    09/26/2016 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | Doug Powers
    The legislation will require steep reductions in a variety of pollutants, including methane; HFC gases used in aerosols and air conditioning refrigerants; and soot, known as black carbon. It’s tied to $90 million in funding for the dairy industry and garbage collectors. “This bill curbs these dangerous pollutants and thereby protects public health and slows climate change,” Brown said in a statement. Dairy farmers can expect more state bureaucrats show up at their farms to do some sniffing around: The legislation also allows the Air Resources Board to regulate cow flatulence if there’s viable technology to reduce it. After the...
  • Clinton's Water Plan Runs Up Hill(ary) Towards Money

    09/26/2016 6:57:17 AM PDT · by WLusvardi · 1 replies
    Masterresource.org ^ | September 26, 2016 | Wayne Lusvardi
    “In California, they say: ‘water runs uphill toward money.’ To that, now should be added the adage: ‘Water runs up-Hillary to money’.” News flash: Hillary’s Western Water Plan would trickle up to elites. “The Clinton plan states that: ‘the United States has 17 national labs that work on energy, but not one that is focused exclusively on water’.” However, the Federal EPA already runs four water and environmental technology laboratories in Research Park, North Carolina (health effects); Cincinnati, Ohio (engineering); Corvallis, Oregon (ecology); and Las Vegas, Nevada (monitoring). This is not to mention that in California Fresno State University runs...
  • Police might not know where their guns are, and the law says that's OK[ 300+ Weapons lost ! ]

    09/25/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept 25,2016 | By TONY SAAVEDRA
    Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street. An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies. Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected...
  • California Enacts Law Requiring IMDB to Remove Actor Ages on Request

    09/24/2016 8:20:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 24, 2016 | Ryan Parker and Jonathan Handel
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation that requires certain entertainment sites, such as IMDb, to remove an actor’s age upon request. The law applies to database sites that are used by the industry to make hiring decisions, which includes IMDb and the Studio System. In order to make the request, a membership to IMDb is required, which is open to all to apply. “Even though it is against both federal and state law, age discrimination persists in the entertainment industry,” Majority Leader Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, said in a statement. “AB 1687 provides the necessary tools to remove age...
  • The Latest: Standoff in San Francisco prompts evacuations

    09/24/2016 6:17:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    San Francisco Gate ^ | Sept. 24, 2016 6pm | AssociatedcPress
    <p>5:25 p.m. Police say an ongoing standoff with an armed and suicidal man has shut down San Francisco's Civic Center and nearby United Nations Plaza.</p> <p>Police spokesman Carlos Manfredi says the man called 911 around noon Saturday to say he was going to harm himself and any officer who came close to him.</p>
  • Rep. Tom McClintock trolls Obama's climate adviser (Video: put her to shame)

    09/23/2016 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Video Credit: YouTube California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock started a Congressional hearing by reading a Washington Post article detailing the impacts of global warming on the Arctic ecosystem. He read: “The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and some place the seals are finding the water too hot.” He then asked Obama's top climate adviser Christy Goldfuss, "Is this the crisis you're referring to?", referring to new guidance her council issued on accounting for global warming impacts. Goldfuss said, "It's a crisis we're trying to address...I'm not familiar with that report." Then McClintock nailed her saying, "Perhaps...
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event...

    09/22/2016 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 27 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | September 21, 2016 | Nick Miller
    Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event — then he tackled and assaulted the protester in a "bloody" brawl. Full Title: "Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene"
  • California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate Speech, Play in Big Ball Pit

    09/22/2016 9:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    During its “inclusive language” campaign, California State University-Northridge students lounged in a bouncy-ball pit and held forth about words that hurt their feelings in a so-called “vent tent,” Heat Street has learned after exclusively reviewing documents and video footage. CSU-Northridge’s event stretched on for an entire week, teaching students about “potentially hurtful phrases” and cautioning that “using non-inclusive language can have a negative affect on others.”
  • California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America&#8202;—&#8202;Ever

    09/22/2016 4:20:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | 9/22 | Madeleine Thomas
    The Soberanes Fire — which continues to burn throughout California’s Monterey County — is officially the most expensive in the United States’ history, with costs topping $208.4 million, the Associated Press reports. California already sustains the highest annual wildfire costs of any state. And, as KPCC reports, this year’s fire season as a whole—which has included scorchers like the Blue Cut, Soberanes, and Sand Fires — could prove to be the most expensive for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) since 2000. The Soberanes Fire, which began on July 22nd after an illegal campfire, is only 71 percent contained, according to the...
  • Tim Kaine here for fundraiser co-hosted by staunch Republican Meg Whitman (staunch?)

    09/21/2016 10:41:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/21/16 | Amy Graff
    Tim Kaine is swinging by the Bay Area's political ATM on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton's running mate will be attending two fundraisers in Atherton and another in San Francisco. Kaine will be scooping up cash during a roundtable at the home of Steve Spinner, an angel investor and top fundraiser in President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and his wife, Allison. In the afternoon, he'll be lunching at the home of former GOP supporter and Silicon Valley philanthropist Jillian Manus. Former GOP gubernatorial candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman will be co-hosting the event. Over the summer, the high-profile Republican...
  • Gun-toting Democrats bristle at firearms limits in California

    09/21/2016 7:57:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Veronique Dupont
    California is a Democratic bastion in the United States, but the party's presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has some voters up in arms over her push to tighten gun control. [Snip] A Pew Research study found that 40 percent of gun owners across the United States are Republican, twice the number of Democrats. But in California, the share of gun-toting Democrats is larger. "We believe there's an immense number of Democrats among California gun owners," said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, noting there were no official statistics on that. As for Clinton, he warned that "people are...
  • 1 pilot killed, 1 hurt in U-2 plane crash in Sutter Buttes (N. Calif.-Beale AFB)

    09/21/2016 3:13:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 22 replies
    KCRA-TV - Sacramento ^ | 09/20/2016 | Sarah Heise
    SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —One pilot was killed and a second pilot was hurt after ejecting from a U-2 plane out of Beale Air Force Based that crashed into the Sutter Buttes in Sutter County, Beale AFB officials confirmed...
  • Amid California drought, Los Angeles water department waters fake grass

    09/20/2016 7:16:21 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2016 | CBS News
    On a recent Thursday morning, sprinklers ran for six minutes, soaking fake grass outside the South LA substation. Even an area completely devoid of grass -- real or fake -- was inundated by water from sprinklers. Harasick said leaving the turf unwashed leaves a foul smell in the air. “We’re really just trying to wash out dog pee,” he said.
  • Pilot dies after U-2 spy plane crashes in California

    09/20/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 20, 2016
    One pilot died and another was injured after they ejected from a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane that crashed in Northern California Tuesday, an Air Force spokesman confirmed.
  • Cow Fart Regulation Passed Into California Law

    09/20/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 19, 2016
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that regulates emissions from dairy cows and landfills for the first time as California broadens its efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based greenhouse gases. Brown’s move Monday targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere.
  • Hillary Clinton still way ahead in California, but she’s slipping

    09/20/2016 5:10:59 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 49 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/19/16 | DAVID SIDERS
    Even in California, Hillary Clinton has slipped.
  • UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine history class after outcry

    09/19/2016 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 5:25 PM EDT
    University of California, Berkeley administrators on Monday reinstated a Palestinian history class amid an outcry over its suspension last week. The school’s social science dean announced in letter to faculty that the ethnic studies class was reinstated after the teacher revised the course description. Social science dean Carla Hesse suspended “Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis” after receiving a complaint from Jewish and civil rights groups that the course syllabus appeared to describe a politically motivated, anti-Semitic class. Hesse suspended the class, saying it wasn’t properly vetted to ensure it wasn’t espousing a single political viewpoint. The suspension triggered protests from...
  • Jim Carrey Hit with Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    09/19/2016 12:08:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 19, 2016
    A new lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court accused actor and comedian Jim Carrey of attempting to “conceal and obfuscate his involvement and culpability” in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, 30, who died last year from a drug overdose. According to the suit, filed by White’s estranged husband, Mark Burton, the actor “wrongfully and illegally” obtained the deadly opioids under the bogus name “Arthur King” and gave them to White. Additionally, Burton claimed, the comedian and his assistant failed to notify authorities of a possible overdose, even though he had White’s property under surveillance and...
  • Anti-Semitism Flourishes At 'Safe Space' Social Justice Conference

    09/18/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/18/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    Over at The Tower, San Diego State University student Anthony Berteaux describes the experience of two Jewish undergraduates who attended the University of California's Students of Color Conference—a self-branded "safe space"—only to be met with overpowering anti-Semitism. The conference, Berteaux writes, turned out to be a breeding ground for anti-Israel rhetoric, where progressive activists devoted to fighting discrimination "whitewashed" the history of the Jewish people with "no mention of the Holocaust" and made claims that "the state of Israel pays Jews to move to Israel to join the army and kill Palestinians." "I was made to feel uncomfortable and unwanted...
  • How pension deal went wrong & cost California taxpayers billions [OPPS Dems Off by 1/4 TRILLION $$ ]

    09/18/2016 4:12:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 18,2016 | Jack Dolan
    It was a deal that wasn’t supposed to cost taxpayers an extra dime. Now the state’s annual tab is in the billions, and the cost keeps climbing. ith the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation that gave prison guards, park rangers, Cal State professors and other state employees the kind of retirement security normally reserved for the wealthy. More than 200,000 civil servants became eligible to retire at 55 — and in many cases collect more than half their highest salary for life. California Highway Patrol officers could retire at 50 and receive as much as...
  • Caught on camera: Man attacked in Fairfield Walmart parking lot

    09/17/2016 8:12:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    KCRA ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dana Griffin
    Susan Fowler started recording after a 64-year-old man with disabilities was pulled from his car, put in a chokehold and punched. ..The victim was arguing with the attacker's girlfriend because she parked in the disabled spot he needed. Witnesses said she didn't have a placard. "He was yelling to the lady, 'I'm handicapped. This is for handicapped people.' And the lady was just irate, and she was cursing at him and screaming, 'I don't give a "f" what you are,'" Fowler said. She said the woman's boyfriend then pulled up to the store and started attacking the man.
  • California's Boom Is Poised To Go Bust -- And Liberals' Dream Of Scandinavia On The Pacific

    09/16/2016 1:04:08 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 27 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Sep. 15' 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific — a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Gov. Jerry Brown, in Bill Maher’s assessment, “took a broken state and fixed it.” There’s a political lesson being injected here, as well, as blue organs like The New Yorker describe California as doing far better economically than nasty red-state Texas. But if you take a look...
  • Civil War Band Concert at 405-605 Patriots (So.Calif)

    09/15/2016 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    405-605 Patriots ^ | 9-15-2016 | Loud Mime
    The Band of the California Battalion will again play for our patriots this September. Bring your friends, family and enjoy an entertainment feast as we listen and sing along with the band. The concert is at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Dr., Los Alamitos CA on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at 7 pm. Come early. Introduce yourself to the MC (me) if you attend. FREEPERS wanted!
  • Muslims Hold Mass Eid al-Adha Prayer at Angels Stadium (Shocking Photos)

    09/14/2016 10:03:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 55 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Over 15,000 Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning to celebrate Eid al-Adha (the “Sacrifice Feast”), the second of two major Islamic holidays that occurs during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage. The hajj is a mandatory religious pilgrimage for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in each Muslim’s lifetime. Eid al-Adha is a four-day festival marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage. “We had two services, and many people ended up praying outside the fence because there was no room,” Nicole Bovey Alhakawati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Institute of Orange...
  • L.A. Times Stunned by Diversity of Volunteers at Trump H.Q.

    09/14/2016 7:33:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2016 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    The Los Angeles Times paid a visit to Donald Trump’s Southern California headquarters in Long Beach on Monday and was stunned by the diversity of volunteers who are committed to seeing him win the Golden State and the presidency. “It was as if the whole thing had been staged, in Cambodia Town, no less, to belie the notion that Trump’s appeal is largely limited to older white males,” the Times‘s Steve Lopez wrote. In Long Beach, one of America’s most diverse cities, that same diversity was reflected in Trump’s supporters at his Southern California headquarters. Lopez spoke with a woman...
  • Gov. Brown Vetoes ‘Tampon Tax’ Bill, 6 Others

    09/13/2016 1:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    cbsla ^ | 09/13/2016
    The Democratic governor said Tuesday that it’s not right to create new tax breaks or expand existing ones that together add up to $300 million a year in state revenue. Other tax breaks that Brown announced vetoing include a proposal to eliminate sales tax on diapers and forgiving personal income taxes on mortgage debt for underwater homes.
  • Ed Edelman, crusading L.A. County supervisor, dead at 85

    09/13/2016 1:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
    Ed Edelman, the longtime Los Angeles County supervisor whose crusading policymaking influenced many aspects of local life including child welfare, health services and environmental preservation, has died. He was 85. During his 20 years on the Board of Supervisors, Edelman championed efforts to improve the way county government treated its most vulnerable citizens while also fighting to protects parts of the Santa Monica Mountains from development.
  • ‘Trimmigrants’ Are Looking For Easy Summer Work; Growers Looking For Something Else

    09/13/2016 10:38:38 AM PDT · by rey · 10 replies
    It’s no secret that the marijuana industry brings an infusion of money and seasonal work to the part of the North Bay known as the Emerald Triangle, but there’s a darker side to the industry. Many of the seasonal job-seekers who painstakingly trim the marijuana flowers are young women who can end up victims of intimidation and sexual abuse. Often taken to remote farms deep in the forest unwitting females, often in their teens and early 20s, are especially easy prey for unscrupulous growers. break “Students from the nearest college, Humboldt State University, return from a summer of trimming marijuana...
  • Hillary Cancels California Trip; Will Appear At Fundraiser Via Teleconference

    09/12/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by lafroste · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/12/2016 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday night, roughly at the same time as the sick Hillary Clinton was attending a Barbra Streisand fundraiser focusong on LGBT issue where she unleashed her condemnation of the "basket of deplorables" aka Trump supporters, she - allegedly - was aware that she had pneumonia, at least according to the latest hastily scripted narrative by the Clinton campaign. Two days later, she infamously fainted during a Sept 11 events in downtown New York, however she assured the media that she was ok, while the sick, and perhaps contagious, presidential candidate took the opportunity for another photo op with a...
  • Stanley Sheinbaum, L.A. liberal lion who shaped decades of political dialogue, dead at 96

    09/13/2016 5:43:51 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    LAT ^ | 9/12/2016 | Elaine Woo
    For more than four decades, Stanley Sheinbaum regularly gathered moguls, presidents, celebrities and activists in his Brentwood living room to sip wine and debate the issues of the day. King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty were among the many famous faces who participated in the vibrant salons Sheinbaum and his wife, Betty, held at their art-filled home on exclusive Rockingham Avenue. But more than a high-powered host, Sheinbaum often was a change agent, whose fingerprints can be found on a remarkable array of notable events.
  • Frustrated with Sacramento leaders, armed citizen patrols respond to robberies of Asians

    09/12/2016 6:36:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 12, 2016 | Richard Chang
    As a wave of crime reverberates across the Asian community of south Sacramento, area business owners say they have seen a steep drop in customers as people decide to hunker down at home rather than venture out to shop and eat.
  • Bill Clinton To Take Hillary Clinton's Place At Upcoming Campaign Events

    09/12/2016 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept. 12, 2016 | Brian Naylor
    Former President Bill Clinton will take his wife's place at several campaign events in the next couple of days. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been recovering from pneumonia at home after abruptly leaving a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York on Sunday, where her campaign said she became overheated and dehydrated. Hillary Clinton's Reluctance To Address Health Issues Follows A Long Tradition Politics Hillary Clinton's Reluctance To Address Health Issues Follows A Long Tradition Hillary Clinton was due to appear at fundraisers in California on Tuesday and make an appearance for a campaign event near Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday,...
  • Berkshire is accused in NY lawsuit of workers' comp 'siphoning'

    09/12/2016 2:22:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc has been sued by a New York bicycle courier company over an alleged illegal scheme to cheat employers buying workers' compensation policies. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California, Vermont and Wisconsin. Breakaway, with about 300 employees, accused Berkshire and Applied of "siphoning" premiums through a web of illegal shell companies, with diverted premiums going to unlicensed out-of-state insurers. The plan amounted to a "reverse Ponzi scheme" where unsuspecting employers expecting to buy affordable...
  • Presenting the Stupidest liberal Hate Mail EVER!!

    09/12/2016 6:51:21 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AWESOME YT VIDEO ABOUT THE STUPIDEST HATE MAIL EVER! So as you may remember we got quite a bit of hateful mail and comments last month by All the liberal idiots who hate Donald Trump and hate America. These were from either email or Youtube. The vast majority of my commenters and email is positive. After all if liberals are so pissed off I must be doing a good job! Its when you hit your target when you take flak. Not surprisingly I got this ditty from killtrumpnow@gmail.com from a liberal who says he's from...
  • Clinton Cancels California Trip

    09/11/2016 7:27:37 PM PDT · by hawkaw · 187 replies
    CNN | Sep 11, 2016 | CNN
    Clinton Cancels California Trip according to CNN
  • WATCH: JUCO football player arrested for punching out ref (CA)

    09/11/2016 12:26:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 11, 2016 | Kevin McGuire
    Video at link. Yesterday we saw USC left tackle Chuma Edoga get himself ejected from a game against Utah State after getting a little bit too physical with a ref during the heat of the moment, but this video from the junior college ranks is even worse. Mt. San Antonio offensive lineman Bernard Schirmer took unsportsmanlike conduct to the next level when he allegedly punched a ref while being restrained, knocking the ref to the ground and later being taken away in handcuffs by local authorities. He was charged with suspicion of battery.
  • California professor reportedly rips down Sept. 11 memorial posters (RAGING LIBERAL ALERT)

    09/10/2016 1:32:52 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 126 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Published September 09, 2016 | Fox News
    Students at a southern California community college say campus leaders canceled a Sept. 11 memorial and a professor tore down "Never Forget" remembrance posters. A conservative group of students at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo released video footage Thursday of a history professor ripping down posters with images showing various terrorists acts and the words “Never Forget," according to the College Fix. The video shows history professor Margot Lovett telling the students -- who are members of the Young Americans for Freedom group -- that they did not have permission to hang the posters. Lovett, who is chairwoman of the...
  • California becomes a global laboratory in fight against climate change

    09/08/2016 10:58:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/08/2016 | Chris Megerian
    California will become a petri dish for international efforts to slow global warming under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, forcing one of the world’s largest economies to squeeze into a dramatically smaller carbon footprint. “What we’re doing here is farsighted, as well as far-reaching,” Brown said at a signing ceremony at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in downtown Los Angeles. “California is doing something that no other state has done.” The legislation, SB 32, requires the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, a much more ambitious target than the previous goal...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Jurupa Valley Leprosy Scare

    09/07/2016 8:11:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 9/6/2016 | Staff
    JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Parents and students in Jurupa Valley could be dealing with a rare disease from the Middle Ages. Scared parents were demanding more information Tuesday after letters were sent went home to parents saying two students at Indian Hills Elementary in Jurupa Valley “might” be sick with leprosy. School officials say the letter was sent Friday out of what they called, an abundance of caution. Some parents refused to send their children to school Tuesday after receiving the warning from the Jurupa Unified School District. It was unclear whether the students are related to each other. Barbara...
  • Sale of firearms that use bullet buttons surge ahead of new California gun law

    09/06/2016 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 89 replies
    A California gun shop sees sales of firearms that use bullet buttons to swap magazines sky rocket as new gun laws that will ban those types of weapons looms. Christopher Lapinski, the operations manager at Last Stand Readiness & Tactical in Sacramento, told Fox 40 Sacramento that he’s seeing more people coming in to buy the gun before the law takes effect. "The whole anti-gun movement, taking guns from citizens, literally has everyone and their grandmother buying firearms before they can't get them anymore because they want to be able to be protected," Lapinski said.
  • The Coyote Principle

    09/06/2016 2:10:19 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 29 replies
    http://Freerepublic.com ^ | 9-6-16 | Vanity
    The Coyote Principle California The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor's dog, then bites the Governor. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases. The Governor...
  • How construction unions helped kill Gov. Brown's plan to fight the housing crisis

    09/06/2016 10:10:05 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    It was the boldest California housing policy proposal in years: Allow any residential project that complies with local zoning and sets aside as few as five percent of its units as affordable to be built “as of right,” removing review from local municipalities. The idea was to fast-track approvals and reduce the cost of building as the state struggles with a crushing housing crisis. But after three months of debate and widespread opposition, the proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown, meant to boost the state’s housing production in the face of record-high housing prices, appears to be dead. … Dozens of...
  • Unconfirmed reports of leprosy at elementary school prompt parent notification

    09/06/2016 10:00:41 AM PDT · by mware · 66 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | Published: Sept. 4, 2016 Updated: Sept. 6, 2016 8:17 a.m. | By ALI TADAYON / STAFF WRITER
    Jurupa Unified School District officials received an unconfirmed report that two Indian Hills Elementary School students were diagnosed with leprosy, which prompted them to send a letter home to parents Friday, Sept. 2. Though the information has not been confirmed, said Superintendent Elliott Duchon, school district officials decided to send the letter home as a precaution. “We wanted parents of the students to know, we wanted to get ahead of any rumors and make sure they had access to ample information,” Duchon said in a phone interview Sunday evening. Duchon would not say where the report came from, but did...
  • Truth of University Housing Segregation Leaks Out

    09/05/2016 8:25:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2016 | Hank Adler
    After writing a piece in a local newspaper in California discussing three in-state universities who are facilitating and promoting segregation in student housing, it was fascinating to watch my e-mail and my Facebook page. Uniformly, virtually no one was aware that universities were promoting segregated housing. Uniformly, no one indicated they thought allowing minority students to determine not to be part of the general population of their universities with respect to housing was anything except a very bad idea. Uniformly, and sadly, I was lauded for writing about the issue. What e-mails also revealed is that voluntary segregation of minorities...
  • 5 reasons O.C. homes cost triple U.S. prices

    09/04/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Pelham · 50 replies
    OC Register ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | JONATHAN LANSNER
    Once again, my math shows one Orange County house costs roughly what three median-priced American homes do. Yes, plenty of real estate affordability benchmarks exist. One I track is a personal concoction that paints a simple picture: the ratio of the median selling prices of existing single-family houses in Orange County to the same measure nationwide, according to the National Association of Realtors. In 2016’s second quarter, Orange County median price was a record high $742,200. That’s the third highest among the 178 markets surveyed by the Realtors group. Nationwide, pricing hit $240,700, also a record. This means local homes...
  • California’s Healthy Kids programs fade as undocumented children gain access to Medi-Cal

    09/03/2016 7:40:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/03/16 | Jocelyn Wiener
    Baby Sergio’s fever was spiking. His parents had just arrived here from Mexico with no papers, no money, no family, no friends. The parents tried bringing down the fever, but it didn’t work. The baby started convulsing. An ambulance whisked the terrified young family to a hospital. There, a social worker met with them. Baby Sergio’s fever was spiking. His parents had just arrived here from Mexico with no papers, no money, no family, no friends. The parents tried bringing down the fever, but it didn’t work. The baby started convulsing. An ambulance whisked the terrified young family to a...
  • 1 suspect in custody after Fresno County Jail shooting

    09/03/2016 2:17:35 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | September 3 | Staff
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that two officers were injured in an active shooter situation at the Fresno County jail in Downtown Fresno. Authorities said Thong Vang of Fresno shot Correctional Officers Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan around 8:30 a.m.
  • With Water In Short Supply, One California Farmer Grows Feed Indoors

    09/02/2016 7:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Public Radio's The Salt ^ | August 31, 2016 | Ezra David Romero
    The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them: growing feed indoors using hydroponics. The new diet is making some Central Valley sheep very happy. On Golden Valley Farm an hour north of Fresno, Mario Daccarett's employees milk 500 sheep every day, in rounds of 12. This creamy milk eventually is turned into cheese and sold at places like Whole Foods. "They tell me that our Golden Ewe cheese is the best for grilled cheese sandwich ever," Daccarett says. (I bought some and it was really tasty.) He says he gets about 800...
  • Cow Fart Regulations Approved By California’s Legislature

    09/02/2016 12:01:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    AP via KCBS ^ | September 1, 2016
    California’s Legislature has approved regulations on cow flatulence and manure – both blamed for releasing greenhouse gases
  • California Just Passed A $1 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed

    09/02/2016 10:59:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that received minimal recognition by the press, outside of the state, but has substantial negative consequences for basically everyone in the country. Once signed by Jerry Brown, the bill, known as AB 1066, will make California the only state in the entire country to provide overtime wages to ag workers after 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week. This change will add about $1BN annually to the cost of growing food in California which will ultimately be passed along to consumers. And since eating isn't really optional, this is effectively...