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  • New groundwater laws to have ripple effect on agriculture (w/video)

    09/18/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | Angela Hart
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic groundwater legislation Tuesday, imposing new rules in the Golden State that could limit how much water commercial and residential users are allowed to pump from underground aquifers — a move decades in the works, spurred this year by California’s drought. The new laws, which take effect in January, will require local government officials to ensure use of groundwater basins is sustainable, protecting underground reserves and averting other environmental damage. The regulations could have a ripple effect on thousands of farmers and ranchers across the North Coast.
  • Brown's Final Nail In Prop. 187 Is Really A Blow To California's Voters

    09/16/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a repeal of 1994's overturned Prop. 187, calling it a law that "has no place on the state's books." What do you call a man who claims voters' choices have no place in government? In most places out there, the name would be "tyrant," even if the word seems a bit fancy for the increasingly unpopular Gov. Brown. Because the hard fact remains that in 1994, millions of California's voters, by a margin of 59% to 41%, voted in favor of denying "free" welfare, education and other benefits to illegal immigrants on the clear...
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • California employers must provide sick days under new law

    09/11/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melody Gutierrez
    Millions of Californians will begin earning paid sick days under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown that makes the Golden State the second in the nation to require the benefit. The law takes effect in July and will help 40 percent of the workforce in California, employees largely in retail, fast-food and other service-industry jobs who work full time or part time but who receive no paid sick leave from their employers. Connecticut is the only state that requires employers to provide paid sick time. "Whether you're a dishwasher in San Diego or a store clerk in Oakland,...
  • Governor's Debate: Jesuit Prince vs. Hindu Upstart

    09/07/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    It was not until Thursday night's debate in Sacramento between Gov. Jerry Brown and his GOP rival Neel Kashkari that I realized what a gift the challenger has given the Republican Party. Up until then, he hadn't impressed me much. Had Assemblyman Tim Donnelly won the runoff, he likely would have delivered some bon mots on illegal immigrants that would have dominated debate coverage and sent the rest of the party into a defensive crouch. If Kashkari had amassed the type of country-sized fortune as 2010 GOP nominee Meg Whitman, he likely would have waged a big-money campaign that would...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'

    09/06/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by cutty · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    During Thursday night's California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state's schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were "all welcome in California," praised his administration's immigration policies. He said that California is "setting the pace" on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).
  • Bill would expand stealth bomber tax credit

    08/30/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    msn.com ^ | August 14, 2014 9:05 PM ET.
    Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create thousands of jobs near Palmdale. In July, lawmakers grudgingly approved a $420 million tax credit that would benefit a joint bid being submitted by Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. The governor signed the fast-tracked AB2389 into law after his office assured competitor Northrop Grumman Corp. that it would receive a similar deal.
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • California mulls bill to remove guns from potential offenders (Misleading, actually confiscation)

    08/28/2014 12:26:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 27, 2014 | Joaquin Palomino
    A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence advanced in California on Wednesday, one of several gun control measures up for votes in the last week of the state's legislative session. The measure was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family that he was in poor mental health and might become violent. The bill passed the senate 23-8. It passed the assembly once, but...
  • Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election

    08/27/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT · by Drango · 44 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/27/14
    California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. requires California's Instructional Quality Commission "to consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African American President, as appropriate." The author, Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden, said in a statement: "We want to make sure that future generations understand that the election of our nation's first African American president was a historic step in the...
  • California Forces Farm Workers into Union

    08/26/2014 12:46:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-26-14 | Bill McMorris
    A group of Fresno farm workers is accusing the state of California of forcing them into the United Farm Workers union. Workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farms held an election in November to determine whether or not they would remain in the UFW. However, those ballots were never counted. The Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) seized the ballots until it could investigate UFW allegations of voter impropriety. “We direct the regional director to forward to the Board and serve on all parties to the election all challenged ballot declarations and all other evidence in his possession relevant to the eligibility of...
  • GOV. JERRY BROWN TO MEXICAN ILLEGALS: 'YOU'RE ALL WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA'

    08/26/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had permission to be in the United States." "You're all welcome in California," Brown reportedly said. Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act, giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial...
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown (governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as “Operation Bluestar”. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • Jerry Brown: Affluent Families 'Not Producing' Children

    08/12/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/11/2014 | Penny Starr
    “I don't know what the affluent families are doing,” Brown said. “They're not producing or something, because half the kids in schools are from low-income families.” At the conference, held in San Diego, Calif., in late June, Brown said California had addressed the fact that millions of children in the state’s school do not speak English. You have to do more to be able to create that opportunity and that pathway for those families that are not having that same skill of speaking English as others,” Brown said. “It’s pretty amazing,” Brown said. “I don't know what the affluent families...
  • Jerry Brown Passes Buck on Troubled New Bay Bridge

    08/10/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Who is responsible for the Bay Bridge?" I asked California Gov. Jerry Brown at a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting in May. Before Brown's 2010 election victory, which made him the boss of all Caltrans, Brown was the mayor of Oakland whose political posturing helped delay the retrofit of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, made necessary after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake knocked down a chunk of the span. It took 24 years and $5 billion more than the original budget for the state to complete the $6.4 billion span. Before the new span even opened, the...
  • California governor denies parole to Manson follower Davis

    08/09/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2014 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board and denied on Friday the release of a former Charles Manson follower who served more than 43 years in prison. It was the third time a California governor denied the release of Bruce Davis, 71, a member of the murderous Manson Family who was convicted in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.
  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 1:09:01 PM PDT · by Wuli · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. [snip] Brown did not say what specific actions could be taken on the border, but he suggested the response in Texas by Perry, a Republican, is misguided. [snip] Brown’s remarks come a day after he announced a private meeting Tuesday with José Horacio Gómez, the Mexico-born archbishop of Los Angeles, and “more...
  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Capitol Alert ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. “This is a human problem, and it has been the religious call of all religions to welcome the stranger, and it’s in that spirit that I believe the clergy can call the United States, Mexico and all the players to perhaps a higher response than might otherwise happen,” Brown said on the...
  • V. Manuel Pérez unveils immigration resolution [California]

    07/26/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | July 25, 2014 10:05pm | Dave Nyczepir
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez unveiled an immigration resolution Friday at Coachella City Hall that he plans to introduce for California to meet the humanitarian challenges faced with tens of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border. :snip: "They need due process, and if they are found to face a threat should they be returned to their home country, they should be seen and identified as refugees." :snip: Pérez said he always felt safe and never saw violence while visiting Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala, but he sensed a difference in the latter when it came to political corruption....
  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    07/23/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2014 7:29pm | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors. :snip: The legislation aimed at reducing deportations of noncitizens who are legal residents cuts the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence in California by one day, from one year to 364 days. Under federal immigration law, a felony is a crime punishable by 365 days or more, in which case a noncitizen legal resident can face deportation, according to state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Deportable crimes that carry a maximum one-year sentence include theft, fraud and forgery. "As a...
  • Californians Will Be Asked in November Ballot Whether They Want to Overturn Citizens United

    07/22/2014 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 7-22-2014 | Rebecca S. Myles
    California voters will have a chance in the November elections to vote on a ballot measure asking them if Congress should amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Governor of California signed into law Senate Bill 1272 on July 16 -- the Overturn Citizens United Act -- to put the advisory question on the November 2014 ballot. The group behind the initiative is Money Out Voters In, who were supported by Common Cause. Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to accountable government in the public interest. "This is a great day for...
  • With liberals pining for a Clinton challenger, ambitious Democrats get in position (Jerry Brown)

    07/20/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    DETROIT — On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to the corner of the dining room, they cheered loudly. A moment later, more joined in the applause. Then one urged her, “Run for president!” The next morning at Netroots Nation, where Warren (D-Mass.) gave a fiery sermon for economic populism — “The game is rigged, and it isn’t right!” —...
  • Governor Moonbeam Makes the Use of the Words Husband and Wife Illegal in California

    07/13/2014 4:42:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Tea party News Network ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jennifer Burke
    In the state of California, heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husbands and wives. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that not only redefines marriage, but eliminates any reference to husband and wife, replacing each with the generic term of spouse. SB 1306 was sponsored by Democrat Mark Leno from San Francisco. Christian News Network reports on the content of said bill. “Under existing law, a reference to ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ‘spouses,’ or ‘married persons,’ or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were...
  • California governor signs bill replacing words 'husband' and 'wife' in state law

    07/07/2014 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | AP/FoxNews
    The terms “husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The terms will be replaced with “spouse” to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it. SB1306, the bill signed Monday by Brown, takes effect Jan. 1 and reflects the legality of gay marriage after a decade of litigation. The law also removes limits on recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state.
  • SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

    07/06/2014 9:55:49 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 428 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes...
  • SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

    07/06/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 50 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 6, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility. Jeremy Oliver, a resident of Temecula, California--a town that neighbors Murrieta--told Breitbart Texas that local police officers warned the protesters that "it's going to get ugly." Oliver said, "The feds are pissed that they haven't been able to use this facility. Officers out there warned people that federal agents will be in Murrieta on Monday--they are going to get the next bus through no matter what. Riot gear and shields will be...
  • Chuck Todd: Jerry Brown 'Most Likely' to Challenge Clinton in 2016

    07/03/2014 11:04:41 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/4/2014 | Joel Pollak
    On Thursday morning's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, NBC News White House Correspondent Chuck Todd predicted that California Gov. Jerry Brown would be the "most likely" to challenge frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2016 presidential race. Brown, who is running for a fourth non-consecutive term as governor, has already run for president three times and would be 78 years old in 2017. Todd said that a challenger to Clinton was likely for two reasons: first, a series of stumbles on her troubled book tour; and second, the idea that "[y]ou can't just go unchallenged until...
  • Thousands of California minorities face double the risk of complications from non-physician abortion

    05/28/2014 11:52:03 AM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue May 27, 2014 16:45 EST | by Ben Johnson
    SACRAMENTO, CA, May 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since Gov. Jerry Brown signed a sweeping new bill into law last October, the state of California has trained dozens of non-physicians to perform abortions, and the state's women are likely to suffer double the rate of complications as a result, pro-life experts tell LifeSiteNews. Gov. Brown signed A.B. 154, introduced by San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins, to authorize midwives, nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistants to perform first-trimester suction aspiration abortions. His office said the new law would “support the health and well-being of women in California.”
  • Government Should Curb & Control Your Needs & Desires - Jerry Brown

    05/21/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 20, 2014 | Jimmy Z
    You gotta hear this - in context, he was advocating for "slow speed" rail in California (the biggest boondoggle I have ever seen in my life). But then he stumbled into what liberals want us all to do, always, so that we can fit into their communist scheme. LISTEN:
  • Medi-Cal expands to cover 30 percent of Californians

    05/20/2014 7:44:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 05/20/2014 | Dan Walters
    A half-century ago, a governor named Brown persuaded the California Legislature to embark on what those involved thought would be a modest new program of health care for poor Californians. Medi-Cal, as it was dubbed, was California's version of the national Medicaid program that had been attached to the new Medicare system of health care for the elderly. At the time, California's poor obtained medical care, if they did, from either charity or county-owned hospitals, and Medi-Cal was seen as a way of easing the burden on the counties' taxpayers. But as one of the participants in the Medi-Cal legislation,...
  • CA Gov. Jerry Brown: These early wildfires are pretty much due to climate change, you know

    05/18/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Like every other self-aggrandizing environmentalist who isn’t partial to entertaining questions that could possibly challenge the green gospel, California Gov. Jerry Brown seized the opportunity to stress the all-consuming, catastrophic imminence of climate change on ABC’s This Week this morning:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It is true that there’s virtually no Republican who accepts the science that virtually is unanimous. I mean, there is no scientific question. There’s just political denial for various reasons, best known to those people who are in denial. … But, you know, we live in a world that is not just government or...
  • I Feel Like I Time Warped to the 1970's.

    05/17/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 121 replies
    Myself | 5-17-2014 | Myself
    I had a thought a while back and decided to post it: There is a side of me that feels like I time travelled back to the 1970's. Let's face it, like then, we have a horrible economy, an inept President, gas (and energy in general) prices are high, we have a weakened military, Islamic radicals causing trouble, the Russians are invading their neighbors and we have Jerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown as governor of California.
  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.
  • Live California GOP debate: Heated moments between Donnelly, Kashkari

    05/15/2014 7:47:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | Melanie Mason
    In their first, and probably only, debate, GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari sparred Thursday over who would be most likely to beat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, in the process exposing deep divisions over the direction of the state’s Republican Party. The approximately 90-minute event, moderated by the hosts of KFI AM 640’s conservative radio program “The John and Ken Show,” hit on a wide range of topics, from gun rights to Kasharki’s tenure at the U.S. Treasury Department. A fake skeleton played the role of Brown, underscoring the governor’s absence.
  • What Do the California GOP and the Alamo Share?

    05/11/2014 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    It tells you how completely California has become a one-party state that practically no one in Sacramento believes that a Republican can beat Gov. Jerry Brown in November. But GOP big shots think it is very important which Republican loses to Brown, 76, in November -- former Treasury official Neel Kashkari or Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. Because Democrats can use the top of the GOP ticket to gin up anger and turn out liberal voters, the GOP consultant class has rallied round Kashkari. He has the endorsement of GOP heavyweights -- Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and former Gov. Pete Wilson, who...
  • Issa condemns Donnelly comments on Islamic law

    05/08/2014 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2014 5:56 PM EDT | Juliet Williams
    Republican Congressman Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.” Donnelly, a state assemblyman who is popular with the tea party, has repeatedly said this week that Neel Kashkari supported Shariah banking code when he was a senior official at the U.S. Treasury Department in 2008. On Facebook, Donnelly posted a link to a banking seminar hosted by the department during which Kashkari, a Hindu, delivered opening remarks. “As far as I’m...
  • Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote (Alameda County CA)

    05/07/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2014 3:09 pm | Paige St. John
    An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo’s decision Wednesday likely comes too late to permit former state inmates and others put under community supervision because of the state’s prison overcrowding to register in time to vote in the state’s primary elections. […] The case centers on Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision in 2011 to make room in the state’s crowded prisons by creating new classes of offenders—low-level felons who serve their...
  • Jerry Brown stresses need to strengthen ties with China

    04/27/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2014 | Kale Williams
    Gov. Jerry Brown took the stage at a downtown San Francisco luncheon Saturday to tout his legislative record, plug some upcoming projects and note the changing demographics of California.
  • CA DEMOCRATS PASS PRO-FRACKING BILL

    10/02/2013 12:47:23 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 8 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | October 2, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Will the national energy boom come to California? Natural gas unlocked from shale formations — “fracking” — has boosted economies across America. In just the past decade, North Dakota supplanted California as the country’s third-largest producer of oil and gas. Texas and Alaska remain the top two producers. That could change. Last month, the Democratic state legislators pushed through Senate Bill 4 after it had been amended 10 times. Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law. Although the bill contains some environmentalist provisions, generally it should promote fracking, which would lead to California jobs creation and higher tax revenues….. ….The...
  • California Law to Regulate Fracking Signed by Governor

    09/20/2013 11:52:52 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/20/2013 | Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 20 (Reuters) - California's first regulations on fracking and related oil production practices will go into effect next year in the most populous U.S. state under a bill signed into law on Friday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the practice of injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to crack rock formations and free up oil and natural gas. The technology makes it possible for oil companies to unlock California's vast Monterey Shale deposit, estimated to hold 15.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil. But environmentalists across the nation have decried the practice, saying...
  • Kemp: Fracking is Coming to California

    10/31/2013 5:54:54 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | October 30, 2013 | Reuters
    California's lawmakers have ensured the state will remain a major oil and gas producer by approving new legislation allowing hydraulic fracturing and acid treatments to rejuvenate its ageing wells in exchange for strict controls and tougher enforcement. Senate Bill No 4 (SB 4), which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Sept. 20, directs the state Department of Conservation and other agencies to adopt new rules and regulations covering well construction, fracturing and other well stimulation treatments by the start of 2015. The chemicals used will have to be disclosed to regulators and published, subject to special treatment for trade...
  • Offshore fracking proves to be common

    10/24/2013 4:52:38 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Tri-Valley Dispatch ^ | October 23, 2013 | Associated Press
    The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California’s most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed. In waters off Long Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach — some of the region’s most popular surfing strands and tourist attractions — oil companies have used fracking at least 203 times at six sites in the past two decades, according to interviews and drilling records obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. Just this year in Long Beach Harbor, the nation’s second-largest...
  • Will the Golden State Go Brown? The fracking revolution might finally be coming to California.

    06/23/2013 12:30:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    City Journal ^ | 06/22/2013 | Chris Reed
    Perhaps more than in any other state, aggressive environmentalism is accepted as the norm in California. To outsiders, it may seem stunning that the late Peter Douglas, the self-described “radical” who guided the California Coastal Commission for 25 years, wanted to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit property rights. To those who live outside the Golden State, hearing that the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board’s new regulations require watersheds to be as pristine as they were before civilization arrived in California sounds like a story straight out of The Onion. But skeptical state residents shrug off such...
  • Students stage silent demonstration against fracking

    04/21/2014 9:58:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | 4.21.14 | Bo Kovitz
    A human oil spill spread across Dwinelle Plaza on Monday — a silent demonstration against fracking that is the first in a series of events to kick-start Earth Week 2014. The day after the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, about 20 students, clad entirely in black, circled and sprawled around a miniature wooden oil rig covered with protest signs. Protesters wanted to illustrate the environmental effects of fracking by using human bodies as symbols of the devastation. “An oil spill is a very visible and recognizable example of the corruption and destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry,”...
  • BOOM! Anti-Gun Democrat Arrested for Trafficking Guns

    03/26/2014 8:45:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/26/14 | JohnHoft
    Senator Yee had made repeated attempts to outlaw popular semi-automatic rifles, and his most recent effort, SB 374, was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last year. Yee had vowed to reintroduce the legislation again in 2014, but will likely be more concerned about finding a good defense lawyer instead. The LA Times reported: Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against state Sen. Leland Yee in court Wednesday, accusing him of conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms. In all, 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring headed by...
  • RECORD-HIGH 60% OF CALIFORNIANS SAY THEY PAY TOO MUCH TAX

    04/13/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay "much more" or "somewhat more" in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of Calwatchdog.org and Stephen Frank of CApoliticalnews.com). However, as PPIC Mark Baldassare notes at Fox&Hounds, Californians still believe that the answer is to tax wealthy earners or corporations more--not to reform and broaden the current tax system. The PPIC survey, which was conducted in March among 1,702 adults, notes: While about half of Californians view the...
  • Governor Brown Does More Damage

    10/11/2011 12:36:32 AM PDT · by MrTim29 · 17 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 01/10/11 | Tim Ross
    In 1975, Jerry Brown was first elected Governor of the State of California. He was sworn in with a $6 billion surplus. By the time he left office in 1983, he left California in “full-blown financial crisis” (Sacramento Bee) with a billion dollars in debt. Later as Mayor of Oakland, he entered office in 1999 where education and crime got much worse by the time he left in 2007. Fast Forward to 2011. Jerry Brown’s first act as Governor of California (the second time) was to work toward eliminating California’s $28 billion deficit by eliminating the Inspector General and saving...
  • Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

    04/08/2014 9:51:16 AM PDT · by Kennard · 50 replies
    Los AngelesTimes ^ | April 6, 2014 | Julie Cart
    SHAFTER, Calif. — A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees. It's all been hustled into service to solve a tantalizing riddle: how to tap into the largest oil shale reservoir in the United States. Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, oil exploration sites have popped up in agricultural fields and on government land, driven by the hope that...
  • Marijuana Emerges as Issue That Blurs Conservative, Liberal Lines

    04/07/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The debate over legalizing marijuana for medical and even recreational purposes is blurring conservative and liberal lines. With polls showing a slight majority of Americans now supporting the legalization of the drug, especially younger voters, and billionaire campaign financiers such as George Soros funding the pro-pot movement, a number of candidates are finding themselves at odds with their own party's positions. Ari Fleischer, a White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, called marijuana "a sleeper issue," in the upcoming campaign and noted its trickiness, telling The Wall Street Journal, "All of a sudden the ground is shifting, and...