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  • Beach vacations for the poor? California is going off the deep end

    02/10/2017 2:46:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Red Alert Politics.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | Peter Van Voorhis
    This week, California lawmakers introduced a new bill that will use taxpayer dollars to help low-income residents go on beach vacations. This is not simply an abuse of tax money — it is a perfect representation of how far California has drifted away politically from the rest of America. The legislation, introduced by Democrat Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, would direct state agencies to develop new, low-cost beach rentals and to improve existing ones at taxpayer expense. While so many across America voted for lower taxes and less regulation, Californians chose a different path of higher taxes and more regulation. The politicians they...
  • Steph Curry acted fast when Under Armour CEO praised Trump

    02/10/2017 10:27:51 AM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Hannah Withiam
    Under Armour could have lost one of its most popular clients hours after CEO Kevin Plank sang Donald Trump’s praises. Stephen Curry, who has built a strong partnership with the sports-retail brand over the years since he ditched Nike in 2013, heard Plank call Trump an “asset” for supporting American businesses in an interview with CNBC Tuesday. So Curry trimmed a few letters to fit his beliefs. “I agree with that description,” Curry told Mercury News, “if you remove the ‘-et’ from asset.” Curry, who quietly supported Hillary Clinton in the election, opened up on Wednesday about the frantic aftermath...
  • Warriors Bounce Back to Take Game 4 of NBA Finals, Lead Series 3-1

    06/10/2016 10:00:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/10 | Monte Poole
    The Warriors are one win away from posting back-to-back NBA championships. Powered by a second-half comeback, the defending champions vanquished the Cavaliers 108-97 Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The victory gives the Warriors a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can close it out Monday night with a win in Game 5. Four Warriors scored in double figures, with Stephen Curry pouring in 38 points to lead the way. Klay Thompson put in 25, with Harrison Barnes tossing in 14 and Andre Iguodala adding 10 off the bench. The Warriors were...
  • NBA Finals: Warriors Beat Up on Cavaliers in Game 2

    06/05/2016 9:34:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/5 | MONTE POOLE
    Two games into the NBA Finals, the Warriors are halfway to repeating as champions. A 110-77 rout of the Cavaliers in Game 2 on Sunday at before a supremely satisfied sellout crowd at Oracle Arena gives the Warriors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to Cleveland for the next two games. Forward Draymond Green scored 28 points to lead all scorers, while guard Stephen Curry finished with 18 and guard Klay Thompson finished with 17. Guard Leandro Barbosa came off the bench to put in 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting. The Warriors shot 54.3 from the field,...
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

    04/13/2016 10:18:37 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 36 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 13 2016 | Eric Freeman
    The biggest story of the NBA's regular season has reached its resolution. It ends with the Golden State Warriors holding a 73-9 record, a new league record for wins in a single season. The Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 at Oracle Arena on Wednesday to end the season on a four-game winning streak that puts them one win ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the new mark. If the Warriors can repeat as champions, they will certainly be remembered as one of the greatest teams in NBA history and will be considered a budding dynasty. This final win...
  • Golden State Warriors tie the NBA record for wins in a season

    04/10/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 10 2016 | Kelly Dwyer
    The Golden State Warriors have equaled the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for wins in a season, and they’ve still got a little room to move. The defending champs topped San Antonio on Sunday night by a 92-86 score, in San Antonio’s building, running its record to 72-9. With a win over a depleted Memphis squad on Wednesday night Golden State will finish its season at 73-9, setting an NBA record for wins in a season. Sunday’s conquest fittingly came against San Antonio, the team that has played the Warriors the best this season, one that features a coach in Gregg...
  • Shocking poll result: A Republican leads in the race to replace Barbara Boxer

    02/21/2016 4:57:15 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/20/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Ever since the demographic composition of California was transformed by the infusion of millions of Hispanics and the driving out of middle- and upper-middle-class residents (of any race) through high taxes, the state has been a Democrat stronghold - a sure win for the Electoral College and Senate. Could that possibly change? The announced retirement of Senator Barbara Boxer has created an open seat, and there has been much glee among progressives over the prospect of the dimwitted but vicious Boxer being succeeded by the photogenic and much smarter attorney general of California, Kamala Harris, who has been dubbed "The...
  • If you care about California, care about Salinas

    08/02/2015 9:22:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2015 | Joe Mathews
    Do you worry about the future of California? Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if the Monterey County city of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, then it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. “Rich in land. Rich in Values. Ripe With Opportunity,” reads the slogan on a city website, and that’s no exaggeration. Salinas might be the richest poor city in California.
  • Warriors overcome LeBron James' 44, breeze in overtime to go up 1-0

    06/04/2015 9:48:53 PM PDT · by sargon · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 6/5/2015
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
  • Remembering Malcolm Kerr: Assassinated By Islamic Terrorists

    05/27/2015 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Steve Kerr leads the Golden State Warriors toward the NBA finals, sportswriters are easily outpacing the old-line establishment media, and the Obama administration, on the subject of terrorism. Kerr, a former National Basketball Association star, is the son of Malcolm Kerr, whose parents Stanley and Elsa arrived in the Middle East in 1919 to join relief efforts that followed the Armenian genocide.
  • Is there a Plan B for the state budget if California's Proposition 30 fails?

    11/04/2012 9:31:27 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/4/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Jerry Brown has framed it as a simple choice for voters: Pass Proposition 30 or schools will suffer early shutdowns and college students will pay higher tuition. But education leaders privately have discussed fallback efforts to spare schools from some of the worst consequences, especially after the initiative fell below 50 percent in recent polls. School groups are expected to lobby hard to reverse or ease budget reductions headed their way if voters reject Proposition 30. They have two main paths: the Capitol or the courts. "The education community will use every tool at its disposal to fight the...
  • Gavin Newsom criticizes Jerry Brown in KGO Radio interview

    10/31/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 10/31/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom two weeks ago criticized Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative approach, suggesting to KGO Radio in San Francisco that the governor was slow to hit the campaign trail and that he was telling college students "something that's not true." Newsom spoke to KGO on Oct. 17, a day after Brown appeared at UCLA in the first of several appearances at state colleges and universities. But the interview got little statewide notice until Bee columnist Dan Morain referenced Newsom's caustic words for Brown in today's Bee. Though both Democrats who support Proposition 30, Newsom and Brown have endured...
  • What to do if Proposition 30 fails?

    10/31/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/31/12 | Dan Walters
    As the political odds turn against Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure, political insiders are turning their attention, however reluctantly, to the fallout should, indeed, voters reject the sales and income tax hike on Tuesday. The measure would deliver $6 billion a year in new revenues and should it fail, Brown and the Legislature have already passed $6 billion in so-called "trigger cuts" that would be imposed, overwhelmingly on K-12 schools. So that would seem to be that. But it's not. As Brown campaigns – with increasing desperation – for the measure, he insists that were it to fail,...
  • Proposition 30 analysis: Does California need more tax money?

    10/28/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Updated: 10/28/2012 | Mike Rosenberg
    In TV commercials and campaign stops, Gov. Jerry Brown has told Californians that voting against his tax-hike measure, Proposition 30, will mean devastating cuts for public schools. Yet the governor's finance team concedes that state spending will go up next year regardless of your vote.So what's a voter to think? Does the state of California really need more of your money?This newspaper's review of state budget figures found: The estimated $6 billion in extra revenue annually from Proposition 30 quickly would put the state on track to return to peak spending levels before the Great Recession. The inflation-adjusted tax burden...
  • Jerry Brown downplays TV report over Caltrans vehicle use

    10/27/2012 9:32:44 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 27 2012 | David Siders and Jon Ortiz
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday downplayed a Los Angeles television station's report of Caltrans employees using state rental trucks for personal purposes, saying "only God" can watch over every one of the state's hundreds of thousands of public employees. "Caltrans has been looking at it. I would be glad to look into it," the Democratic governor said after a speech to the California state conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. "If somebody took some time off to do something, we'll find it, but, you know, to blow it up like it's some major thing –...
  • Jerry Brown's tax boost is in trouble

    10/26/2012 12:25:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/26/12 | Dan Walters
    The governor of California may not be toast – yet – but, one might say, he's turning browner by the moment in the heat of a political campaign he hoped would be his legacy achievement. Two new statewide polls confirm what political instincts – and Jerry Brown's body language – were already telling us: His tax increase measure, Proposition 30, is fading fast with scarcely a week remaining until Election Day. Proposition 30, a $6 billion per year boost in sales and income taxes that Brown said would resolve the state's chronic fiscal problems, never was particularly popular with voters,...
  • CalPERS objects to bankruptcy filing by San Bernardino, which owes pension fund millions

    10/25/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/25/12 | Dale Kasler
    After getting stiffed by the city of San Bernardino for millions in payments, CalPERS is objecting to the city's right to file for bankruptcy protection. In a lengthy court filing late Wednesday, the California Public Employees' Retirement System suggested San Bernardino is using bankruptcy protection to avoid paying its debts. The city owes CalPERS about $5.2 million. The city's action "raises a serious question of whether its underlying purpose has been merely to 'buy time' and 'evade creditors,'" CalPERS wrote in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Riverside.
  • Valero tightlipped about rumored sale of Benicia oil refinery

    10/24/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 10/24/12 | Tony Burchyns
    BENICIA -- Rumors are swirling that Valero is putting its two California oil refineries on the market, including one in Benicia that is the city's largest employer. The speculation follows a Wall Street Journal report last week that said the San Antonio-based company has enlisted Citigroup Inc. to help find a buyer for the facilities. The article cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Valero operates a 78,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington outside Los Angeles and a 132,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Benicia. Together, the plants represent about 10 percent of the company's U.S. refining capacity. Valero, which has been critical of California's...
  • Bankruptcy filings by California cities may spread

    10/22/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/22/12 | Dan Walters
    So far this year, three California cities have filed for bankruptcy protection, and it's likely they will be joined by at least a few others in the not-too-distant future. That's not merely journalistic speculation. Moody's Investment Service, which closely monitors state and local governments for the huge municipal bond industry, issued an unusual public warning the other day that other California cities may be headed down the same path. "To summarize," Moody's said, "we expect … more bankruptcy filings and bond defaults among California cities, reflecting the increased risk to bondholders as investors are asked to contribute to plans for...