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  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Unions' $15 Minimum Wage About-Face

    04/25/2016 1:56:11 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Rex Sinquefield
    Recent discussions within Los Angeles labor groups reveal inherent hypocrisy within the “Fight for $15” campaign. Unions paid plenty of lip service toward this effort, which would raise the minimum wage to $15. The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, and this month California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022. It seems that unions should be celebrating this supposed win for workers – yet union leaders are currently seeking an exemption to the $15-an-hour minimum wage for union...
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle — California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 — which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Hooray for The $15 Minimum Wage

    04/17/2016 7:00:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    My home state, California, has edged out New York to be the first state adopting a $15 minimum wage. Our Governor, Jerry Brown, gave the policy a full-throated endorsement. He stated “I'm hoping that what happens in California will not stay in California, but spread all across the country. It's a matter of economic justice. It makes sense.” If you know anything about California, you too would be in support of this righteous increase that more than doubles the national minimum wage. How does anyone expect one to live on a measly $7.25 an hour? After all, this is not...
  • Minimum-Wage Activists Should Look to Puerto Rico for Clues to the Future

    04/14/2016 5:21:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/13/2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    When signing the bill raising California’s minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown called the new $15 minimum wage “good politics” but “questionable policy.” He may be more prescient than many realize. There was a time in recent American history when a minimum wage of nearly equal magnitude to California’s was imposed, and “good politics” turned out to be disastrous policy. It is worth remembering this previous minimum-wage experiment as voters assess whether the progressive push for substantially higher minimum wages will deliver prosperity for the working class. President Obama has long supported the so-called Raise the Wage Act, which, if passed,...
  • After Minimum Wage Hike, UC Berkeley Cuts 500 Staff

    04/14/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13,2016 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    In the past, left-wing student activists at UC Berkeley have joined unions in pushing for higher wages, including a “living wage,” for campus staff. Campus minimum wages have lagged behind local minimum wages because the university, as a public state institution, is exempt from local minimums. On Monday, University of California Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that the educational institution will be eliminating 500 jobs over the course of two years, which will wind up saving an estimated $50 million. “My concern and the public’s concern is that UC Berkeley is going to start cutting the people it can ill...
  • Barbara Boxer loses it, goes off on Catholic priest who questions global warming

    04/14/2016 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Boxer Unhinged: You berate anyone who disagrees with you as immoral and corrupt Rob is our resident Catholic, so I defer to him on matters of Catholic doctrine. But from the looks of things I know a lot more about it than self-identified Catholic Barbara Boxer - whose real religion appears to be global warming. Or should I say, the massively expanded and empowered government we’ll get if only people stop questioning the left-wing orthodoxy on things like global warming, which demands that all debate stop immediately and that government be given whatever it wants so it can do something,...
  • U.S. Pension Shortfall: $3.4 Trillion

    04/12/2016 7:48:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    American Interest ^ | April 11, 2016 | Staff
    Every few months, another think tank or financial institution releases a new report sounding the alarm about the fiscal crisis facing state and local pension funds, and the findings are reliably dismissed by public sector unions and their political backers. But the latest research, from researchers at Stanford’s business school, is hard to ignore. The Financial Times reports:
  • BROWN, CUOMO RACE TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE -- KASICH TOPS BAY AREA IN NEW POLL

    04/09/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by GilGil · 136 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/5/2016 | Staff
    REGIONAL BREAKDOWNS: SoCal is head over heels for Trump (Trump 49 percent; Cruz 34, Kasich 13) , Central Valley leans Trump (Trump 39, Cruz 26, Kasich 18), and Inland Empire for Cruz (Cruz, 43, Trump 30, Kasich, 9). Silicon Valley and the Bay Area? Kasich trounces Trump 43-36, with Cruz at 14.
  • Jerry Brown signs $15 minimum wage in California

    04/04/2016 11:37:19 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 104 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/4/2016 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, casting a living wage as a moral imperative while questioning its economic rationale, signed legislation Monday raising California’s mandatory minimum to $15 an hour by 2022, acting within hours of a similar bill signing in New York. The bill’s enactment comes one week after Brown, Democratic lawmakers and labor leaders announced an agreement on the wage increase, averting a brawl on the November ballot. [snip] California political leaders and labor have struck a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. One excited fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Analyst: Wage hike would cost California taxpayers $3.6B

    03/30/2016 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 5:21 PM EDT | Alison Noon
    Raising the minimum wage in California to the highest statewide level in the nation would eventually cost taxpayers an additional $3.6 billion a year in higher pay for government employees, legislative analysts determined. The estimate was disclosed as an Assembly committee gave initial approval Wednesday to boosting the wage to $15 an hour by 2022. The full state Assembly and Senate could vote on the deal between Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and labor unions as early as Thursday. […] First-year costs to the state would total $19 million, when the minimum pay bumps to $10.50 on Jan. 1, according to...
  • Calif. to raise minimum wage to $15: reports

    03/26/2016 9:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | March 26, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a tentative deal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next several years, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is expected to make the formal announcement as early as Monday. According to the L.A. Times, the minimum wage will jump from $10 to $10.50 an hour in 2017 and will increase by $1 every year after that until reaching $15 an hour in 2022. Business with fewer than 25 employees will have an extra year to comply. "The governor and stakeholders have all been negotiating...
  • Donald Trump Voters Told They Can't Rent Colorado Peace Activist's Apartment

    03/21/2016 7:59:11 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 28 replies
    Westworld ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Roberts
    "For rent: Downtown apartment, 2 bedrooms. Includes organic garden space, hot tub, great backyard. You can bring your dogs if they have references as good as yours. If voting for Donald Trump, do not call." This ad appeared in The Nickel, a free paper in Grand Junction — and even before the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel published an article about it on Saturday, landlord Mark Holmes received push-back from fans of Donald Trump by way of ugly voicemail messages. And that's not to mention the comments that have appeared in posts about the ad that have appeared on conservative websites, some of...
  • Donald Trump Voters Told They Can't Rent Colorado Peace Activist's Apartment

    03/21/2016 7:56:47 AM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | 03.21.2016 | Michael Roberts
    "For rent: Downtown apartment, 2 bedrooms. Includes organic garden space, hot tub, great backyard. You can bring your dogs if they have references as good as yours. If voting for Donald Trump, do not call." This ad appeared in The Nickel, a free paper in Grand Junction — and even before the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel published an article about it on Saturday, landlord Mark Holmes received push-back from fans of Donald Trump by way of ugly voicemail messages.
  • You Can’t Live Here If You Are Voting For Donald Trump

    03/21/2016 9:29:38 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 71 replies
    cbs ^ | March 20, 2016
    Landlord Refuses To Rent Apartments To Anyone Who Supports Trump... GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – A landlord in Grand Junction is not breaking the law by refusing to lease an apartment to anyone who supports Donald Trump for president. According to The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Mark Holmes is renting out a two-bedroom apartment on Main Street, but he refuses to rent to anyone who supports Trump. The ad prompted people who don’t agree with his tactic to leave hate messages on Holmes’ voicemail. “I don’t know what to do anymore about what’s going on in this country,” he...
  • There's something weird about GOP Presidential polling in California

    03/20/2016 12:20:34 AM PDT · by NewsMachete.com · 22 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 3/19/16 | Newsmachete
    California could be pivotal in the upcoming GOP Presidential primary. Most of the delegates are awarded on a "winner take all" scheme based on the top vote getter in each congressional district. Still, the statewide popularity of Trump and Cruz will probably determine many of the district results. But it's hard to know the relative strength of Trump and Cruz because recent polling in California has been sparse, and contradictory. There have been only two polls in March, and both give conflicting, and odd results.
  • Should California's Votes be Disqualified Since They are Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote?

    03/19/2016 7:45:03 PM PDT · by akalinin · 114 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 19 2016 | TONY ELLIOTT
    The official number of illegal aliens in the state of California is nearly 3 million. We can estimate the number to be more than double this amount in reality. Over half of all drivers license issued in California were given to individuals who are here illegally and the state automatically registers those with a driver’s license to vote. In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill giving full voting rights to illegal aliens. This gives them the right to vote in all elections from a local level to national elections, including that of choosing who will become President. The...
  • California Already Is Building a Wall — of Debt

    03/18/2016 11:22:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.17.16 | Steven Greenhut
    During a speech Monday to union organizers at a Sacramento dinner, California Gov. Jerry Brown made one of his characteristic off-the-cuff jokes. “If (Donald) Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of the country,” he said, adding that Californians prefer bridges to walls. Conservatives said they’d like a chance to get out of here first. There’s no need to worry, though. Whether it’s bridges or walls, the way California builds infrastructure these days, it would take decades to finish and the shoddy work would pose no barrier to egress....
  • The Governor of California Just Slammed Donald Trump’s Wall Idea

    03/06/2016 9:46:13 AM PST · by Steelfish · 88 replies
    YahooNews ^ | March 04, 2016 | Lucinda Shen
    The Governor of California Just Slammed Donald Trump’s Wall Idea Lucinda Shen Mar 4 Not everybody is a fan of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s hallmarking immigration control policy--namely, his proposed wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Now, Jerry Brown, governor of the state with the most Mexican immigrants, has reportedly joined the team. Brown, the Democratic governor of California told Bloomberg that Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and force the latter to finance it would be “absolutely preposterous.” "It would create such tension with our closest neighbor that, probably, a dumber idea I...
  • Vanity-Declare California sanctuary state and move all illegals there. Gov Moonbeam building wall.

    03/16/2016 7:03:18 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    Build that wall Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown!
  • The Mission is Hillary Country — But S.F. Has Love for Trump, too

    03/15/2016 11:14:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Mar 14, 2016 | Max DeNike
    Let's take a break from the violence now part-and-parcel of this year's presidential election to take a look inward — and see where San Francisco political donors are dropping their dollars. Despite an endorsement from Mayor Ed Lee for Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has many friends in San Francisco. In fact, two of the highest-contributing ZIP codes in the country are in San Francisco: the Mission (94110), where Sanders has gleaned $59,649 in contributions, and the Castro/Noe Valley (94114), where denizens have written $52,109 in checks for the Bern. That sounds great if you’re a Bernie Bro (or...
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own...Huh?

    03/15/2016 7:56:21 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/14/16 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, mocking Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, suggested Monday that if the Republican frontrunner wins election, California might have to take protective measures of its own. “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” Brown told labor organizers at a dinner in Sacramento. “By the way that is a joke. We don’t like walls, we like bridges.” Brown, the Democratic governor of a liberal border state, has signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and...
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own (Moonbean to the rescue)

    03/15/2016 1:49:28 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 51 replies
    sacramento bee ^ | 3/14/16 | d siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, mocking Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, suggested Monday that if the Republican frontrunner wins the election, California might have to take protective measures of its own. “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” Brown told labor organizers at a dinner in Sacramento. “By the way that is a joke. We don’t like walls, we like bridges.” Brown, the Democratic governor of a liberal border state, has signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants...
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy(WTH!?)

    03/18/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would....
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump Wins, We’ll Build a Wall Around California

    03/15/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” he said at a dinner held in Sacramento by the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. “By the way that is a joke,” he added. “We don’t like walls, we like bridges.” Brown was touting the state’s economic progress, and the influx of young, talented tech workers — though the state has experienced net out-migration for decades, especially of middle-class families. The governor blasted “old white guys”...
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump Wins, We’ll Build a Wall Around California

    03/15/2016 6:49:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    California Gov. Jerry Brown joked on Monday that if Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump wins the 2016 election, the state would have to erect a wall — not on its border with Mexico, but its borders with other states. “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” he said at a dinner held in Sacramento by the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. “By the way that is a joke,” he added. “We don’t like...
  • As Another Company Moves Away,CA insists high taxes,more regulations, union control cause growth.

    03/11/2016 6:15:33 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 53 replies
    am spectator ^ | 3/10/16 | s greenhut
    After the 2008 death of the founder of Carl’s Jr. — the ubiquitous California fast-food restaurant chain — the Orange County Register published an obituary that captured the one-time spirit of the state: “Carl Karcher, the Ohio farm boy with an eighth-grade education who turned his $326 investment in a hot dog stand into a multimillion-dollar fast food empire, died Friday afternoon. He was 90.” For decades, this was a place where anyone could earn a fortune. Earlier this week, Carl’s Jr.’s parent company (CKE Restaurants) announced it would relocate from Ventura County to Nashville, Tennessee. The company issued a...
  • Los Angeles-area methane leak declared permanently sealed

    02/18/2016 1:47:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-18-2016 | PAULA LEHMAN
    An underground natural gas pipeline rupture that caused the largest methane leak ever in California has been permanently capped, paving the way for thousands of displaced Los Angeles residents to return home, state regulators said on Thursday. The leak, which began in October, was confirmed by a series of independent laboratory tests to have been successfully sealed as of Wednesday night, officials said. The leak originated from a broken injection-well pipe deep beneath the surface of the 3,600-acre (1,457-hectare) Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, owned by Southern California Gas Co. State officials said the uncontrolled release of 80,000 tonnes...
  • Hoefling vs. Trump?

    02/08/2016 8:16:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Tom Hoefling
    Should find out today if the California Secretary of State is going to place my name on the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party which will be conducted on June 7th. We'll also find out if they also placed Donald Trump's name there as well. He'll likely be on the Republican ballot line in their closed primary, but the AIP offered his name up as well for their non-binding open primary, in which Independents will be able to vote. California law allows candidates to appear on multiple party ballot lines. Once again, though, the actual nominee of the...
  • Obama: When Reagan Was Governor of California, the Smog Was So Bad It Was Like Beijing Now

    01/18/2016 7:25:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2016 | 1:35 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at a town hall meeting in Baton Rouge, La., last week, President Barack Obama told the audience that when Ronald Reagan was governor of California the smog sometimes got so bad that "people just wouldn't go outside." "And if you had asthma or some respiratory disease, you might die," said Obama. "I remember as recently as 1979, when I first started college--I started college in Los Angeles--when I went running, the first week I was there, after about five minutes I'd start feeling a burning in my chest," said the president. "And it was just me sucking in soot...
  • Effort Heats Up to Recall California's Lt. Governor over Anti-Gun Effort, Corruption Ties

    01/10/2016 5:55:32 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | Jan 10 | Thomas
    California's Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is no stranger to controversy. He famously gave out gay marriage licenses during his time as Mayor of San Francisco, even as it flouted state law. His time as Mayor was met with serious economic troubles and increasing numbers of middle class residents leaving the city. However, Newsom used that position to become California's Lt. Governor under Jerry Brown. Now after links to disgraced State Senator Leland Yee-- who was found involved in a gun running organization, and recently convicted Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, Newsom is under increased public scrutiny.
  • Doctors Urge California Residents "Leave Now...While You Can" As Gas Leak Fears Grow

    01/08/2016 10:34:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    California Governor Jerry Brown finally declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, concerning the ongoing, currently unstoppable methane gas leak spewing from Aliso Canyon that has created a nightmare for residents of Porter Ranch. “I will tell you, this goes well beyond Porter Ranch. We’ve had complaints from as far as Chatsworth, Northridge, and Granada Hills,” emphasized Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander during a Porter Ranch town hall meeting on December 28. “Apparently this plume of toxic chemicals and whatever it might be, doesn’t know zip codes […] This is the equivalent of the BP oil spill on land,...
  • Black Serial Killer: Why the Media Indifference?

    01/07/2016 5:01:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Why the near media-silence over the absurdly long-delayed trial of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.? Franklin would seem to represent ideal grist for the voracious 24/7 national media. There is, of course, murder. He is charged with killing 10 and suspected of killing more. The crimes took place in a big, media-centric city, Los Angeles, as opposed to some obscure small town or rural community in a fly-over state ignored by national media. There is an unsolved mystery that took place over a long time. Franklin was a former city trash collector who lived quietly in South Central Los...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • California Assemblyman Introduces Anti-BDS Bill

    01/07/2016 11:46:04 AM PST · by fella · 3 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    On Monday, California State Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) introduced two pieces of legislation to counter the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the State of Israel. Allen’s Assembly Bills 1551 and 1552 aim to ensure that the Golden State does not contract with businesses that engage in boycotts based on race, color, religion, gender, and/or nationality. “I think the message is clear [and] that there’s real pushback against this fringe movement by a handful of extremists that are trying to demonize and discriminate against Israel,” Allen told Breitbart News on Wednesday.
  • Pro-Life California Pregnancy Centers Must Provide Abortion Information or Face Fines

    01/05/2016 5:19:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 7:32 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    Pro-life pregnancy centers in California must choose between providing abortion information or paying fines. They face that dilemma after California judges denied multiple requests for preliminary injunctions against a law that went into effect January 1, mandating that all licensed pregnancy centers "disseminate to clients" a message promoting public programs with "free or low-cost access" to abortion and contraceptive services. Pregnancy centers that fail to disseminate this message "are liable for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for a first offense and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent offense." ...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • Police in California can seize guns without prior notice starting Jan. 1

    12/29/2015 1:35:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | December 28, 2015 | Frank Stoltze, Correspondent
    Family members who believe a loved one poses a danger to themselves or others will be able to ask police to seek a temporary "gun violence" restraining order from a judge beginning Jan. 1. The order would allow police to seize the person's guns for 21 days. State lawmakers approved the legislation (AB1014) and Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law after a 2014 mass shooting in Isla Vista, near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in which six people were killed and 14 injured. Before the shootings, sheriff's deputies had visited the shooter, Elliot Rodger, after his parents raised...
  • New York Times Performs Jerry Brown Nature Boy Spin Control

    12/28/2015 9:29:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What do you do if you are a liberal governor trying to present the public image of a concerned environmentalist and then get caught red handed using state employees to find oil on your personal property? Why you have Adam Nagourney of the New York Times perform spin control to paint a picture of yourself as a rugged outdoorsy type surviving as a nature boy on that very same land you wanted to exploit for an accursed fossil fuel. First we find Jerry Brown with his hand caught in the petroleum cookie jar as reported by Breitbart on November 5 followed by...
  • Government Coercion or Free Markets

    12/17/2015 5:08:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    To achieve their political goals, the Left makes no apologies or attempts to hide its preference for government intervention. Just last week at the United Nations climate summit, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) declared that the "coercive power of the central state" is needed to promote "good" public policy. The Governor professed that government regulations must force companies to do what progressives think is best. He believes there will be dire consequences if markets are allowed to run amok. Therefore, it is a moral imperative to use the power of the state. Progressives make their policy arguments in moral terms. Their...
  • Climate Crusader Jerry Brown Heckled in Paris

    12/09/2015 8:28:14 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12-08-2015 | Leslie Eastman
    Gov. Jerry Brown, at the conclusion of a speech here Tuesday, was heckled by a group of protesters opposed to carbon offset programs they said could hurt indigenous people. Brown, accompanied by several South American governors at a 19th century mansion in Paris, had finished brief remarks urging further efforts to counteract climate change when protesters started yelling, “No REDD.”
  • Jerry Brown: ‘Never underestimate the coercive power of the central state’

    12/07/2015 1:38:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2015 | David Siders
    One of the goals of Californians who traveled to Paris for climate talks this week was to showcase green-energy businesses that are succeeding in the state. But on Monday it was the “coercive power” of government for which Gov. Jerry Brown was seeking credit.
  • California Gov. Brown says looser gun laws in Arizona, Nevada create opening for terrorists

    12/05/2015 11:22:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    California Gov. Jerry Brown took a swipe Saturday at the gun laws of neighboring states, saying looser restrictions in Arizona and Nevada created a "gigantic back door" for terrorists to enter California. "California has some of the toughest gun control laws of any state. And Nevada and Arizona are wide open, so that's a gigantic back door through which any terrorist can walk," Mr. Brown told the Sacramento Bee. He made his comments in Le Bourget, France, where he recently arrived for international climate talks, several days after two shooters killed 14 people and injured 21 in San Bernardino in...
  • Why rooftop solar advocates are upset about California's clean-energy law

    11/30/2015 9:29:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    L A Times ^ | ivan penn
    California's aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don't count. If a home or business has a rooftop solar system, most of the wattage isn't included in the ambitious requirement to generate half of the state's electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2030, part of legislation signed in October by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means rooftop solar owners are missing out on a potentially lucrative subsidy that is paid to utilities and developers of big power projects. It also means that utility ratepayers...
  • Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future

    11/28/2015 2:38:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ap/townhall ^ | November 28, 2015
    Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury. Now, with a much changed nuclear power landscape, the company is evaluating whether to meet a tangle of potentially costly state environmental requirements needed to obtain renewed operating licenses. If it doesn't move forward, California's nuclear power age will end. That prospect is remarkable considering it was once predicted that...
  • OIL SCANDAL: WHISTLEBLOWER EMERGES AGAINST JERRY BROWN

    11/10/2015 7:18:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A whistleblower has emerged in the controversy of Governor Jerry Brown’s use of state oil experts to study his own family’s private land. Jennie Catalano, a mapping specialist for the California Department of Conservation, says she faced retaliation after complaining about being required to do personal work for Brown. It is illegal for politicians to use state resources for personal benefit. Brown says he used the same resources available to any Californian. The Associated Press confirmed the whistleblower complaint, which is separate from the original legal action by Kern County farmers alleging that Brown colluded with oil companies over the...
  • AP: Gov. Jerry Brown used state officials to research oil access on family property

    11/06/2015 7:46:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/06/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    California is at the beginning of a $100 billion project to run a medium-speed electrical train along and over the the San Andreas Fault in large part to give travelers an option to get from LA to Frisco without feeling guilty about global warming. Airplanes, which make the trip more quickly and with far less government subsidies, use fossil fuels — and Governor Jerry Brown and the state of California don’t like fossil fuels. That is, they don’t like them unless Jerry Brown can find some under his family’s property … and the Associated Press reports that Brown used...
  • Governor’s use of state workers for oil research is blasted (Jerry Brown in California)

    11/05/2015 5:50:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WKRG ^ | 11/05/15 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    **SNIP** 10:15 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown had state oil and gas regulators investigate the oil and gas drilling potential of his family land in Northern California. State records obtained by The Associated Press through open-records laws show that Brown and his aides last year directed state employees in preparing a 51-page geological and drilling report and satellite and geological map at the Brown family ranch near the town of Williams. California law bars elected officials from using public resources for personal purposes. California's Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources Division says the work it did on Brown's ranch drew on public...
  • SHOCK: JERRY BROWN USED STATE EXPERTS TO SEEK OIL ON FAMILY LAND

    11/05/2015 10:17:10 AM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 5, 2015 | joel b. pollak
    California governor Jerry Brown used state experts to prepare a 51-page report on the prospects for oil development on his family's private land in Northern California, according to an Associated Press investigation released early Thursday morning. "Senior staffers in the state's oil and gas regulatory agency over at least two days produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological and oil and gas drilling map for the area around Brown's family ranchland near the town of Williams," the AP reported. Brown's office declined to comment, referring the AP instead to the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which...