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  • Cuccinelli Health-Care Suit Gets Support in Court

    10/05/2010 3:59:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Richmond Times- Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2010 | Jim Nolan
    A Sacramento-based legal group has joined Virginia’s battle against the federal health care overhaul, filing an amicus brief in federal court in Richmond supporting the argument being advanced by Virginia Attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. The Pacific Legal Foundation “friend of the court” brief argues, like Cuccinelli, that the insurance mandate provision of the new health care law violates the Constitution’s Commerce Clause by ordering individual citizens to buy a good or service or face a fine.
  • 912 Rally in Sacramento Pictures

    Pictures from the 912 Rally in Sacramento 912 Rally Sacramento Pics
  • Sacramento interfaith leaders plan 9/11 'blessing of peace' on Quran (Mega-Barf)

    09/11/2010 12:34:57 AM PDT · by pf flyers · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 10, 2010 | Stephen Magagnini
    More than 50 members of Sacramento's interfaith community - including Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Quakers, Muslims and Druids - will meet at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11, for a "blessing of peace on the Quran."
  • Judge halts Sacramento County cuts to indigent health care

    07/02/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/2/10 | Robert Lewis
    A balanced budget for Sacramento County? Not so fast. A Sacramento Superior Court judge on Thursday blocked the county's scheduled cuts to medical programs for the poor, ordering that clinics slated for closure remain open. The cuts were set to take effect this weekend – the start of the new fiscal year. Cuts to primary care, including the clinics, were projected to save $7.8 million. It was part of a spending plan the Board of Supervisors approved last month that included layoffs for nearly 700 workers. The board had to balance a $1.9 billion general fund budget. Included in the...
  • Sacramento Council Votes To Enact Economic Sanctions Against Arizona

    06/15/2010 10:16:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 530+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 15, 2010 | Ryan Lillis
    Sacramento Council Votes To Enact Economic Sanctions Against Arizona By Ryan Lillis Jun. 15, 2010 The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to place economic sanctions against Arizona companies in response to that state's immigration laws. The sanctions passed by a 6-1 council vote are on par with the broadest actions passed by other California cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. They include forbidding city workers from attending conferences in Arizona on the city's dime, boycotting companies based in Arizona "where practicable and where there is no significant additional cost to the city" and potentially canceling current contracts...
  • Sacramento council votes to enact economic sanctions against Arizona

    06/15/2010 8:50:51 PM PDT · by Selene · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/15/2010
    The Sacramento City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to enact economic sanctions against Arizona in response to that state's new immigration laws.
  • Sacramento sheriff hopefuls say they'd ease concealed weapon permits

    05/24/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/24/10 | Sam Stanton
    No matter who wins the race to succeed retiring Sacramento Sheriff John McGinness, odds are good that the result will be an immediate and dramatic increase in the number of concealed weapons permits issued. For years, the department has tightly controlled the number of such permits it issued, typically allowing them only in cases where individuals could show they faced some sort of danger, carried large amounts of valuables or had a law enforcement connection. At one point, a local attorney sued in federal court over the matter, claiming that then-sheriff Lou Blanas was favoring campaign contributors in issuing such...
  • California: Sales tax revenue plummets in Sacramento region(imploding economy)

    04/24/2010 8:55:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,101+ views
    SacBee ^ | 04/24/10 | Loretta Kalb and Ed Fletcher
    Sales tax revenue plummets in Sacramento region By Loretta Kalb and Ed Fletcher Published: Saturday, Apr. 24, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 1A In the last five years, sales tax revenue in the Sacramento region dropped by $76 million as consumers increasingly stayed home in the harsh economy, a Bee survey finds. The Bee looked at revenue streams for 18 local governments, including Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties, and 14 cities. Billions of dollars in sales disappeared locally, and with it a large share of the funds local governments have used to run police departments, parks...
  • Sacramento Tea Party Pics

    04/15/2010 6:17:59 PM PDT · by Jayster · 41 replies · 3,079+ views ^ | 04/15/2010 | Jay Lensch
    Pics from up high at the Sacramento Tea Party....they can't call it a "Handfull"
  • Tea Party: Beware of the Imposters!

    04/03/2010 9:28:39 PM PDT · by GVnana · 40 replies · 1,963+ views
    email alert from Tea Party Patriots | 4/3/2010 | Mark Meckler
    Just received the following email alert regarding the Tax Day Tea Party for Sacramento, CA.: Many of us have been getting disturbing emails and phone calls regarding the counter protests or "crashers" we are expecting on the day of our event. This did happen last year as well so plan for it. It's much better to be prepared than surprised. Here are some suggestions for our event and "crashers": 1. We will introduce ourselves to the local police on that day as the permit holder. We have already spoken with Officer Troy on many occasions and he knows us and...
  • Errors abound Sacramento math books

    04/02/2010 6:28:08 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 446+ views
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- People in the Sacramento area might be pardoned for asking if the folks who publish their schools' error-filled math books are smarter than a fifth-grader. The Sacramento Bee reported Thursday the new Macmillan/McGraw-Hill math books distributed to second-graders at 79 city-area elementary schools in the Sacramento City and Folsom Cordova districts include the equation: five times three equals five. It's not an isolated faux pas, either. Folsom Cordova District Assistant Superintendent Janie DeArcos says fourth-graders have found 90 mistakes in their textbook and related materials, the newspaper said.
  • Sacramento area teachers brace for thousands of pink slips

    02/28/2010 6:13:18 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,372+ views
    SacBee ^ | 02/28/10 | Diana Lambert
    Sacramento area teachers brace for thousands of pink slips Published Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 Sacramento teachers and other school employees are bracing themselves for thousands of pink slips. Unlike previous years when many layoff notices were rescinded, school officials say more of those employees will likely lose their jobs this year. "It's heartbreaking," said Steven Ladd, Elk Grove Unified School District superintendent, whose district is expected to send out more than 1,000 pink slips. Ladd and other administrators say layoffs this year probably can't be avoided. Years of intense budget cutting have left districts so lean that salaries are...

    02/28/2010 4:12:15 PM PST · by Syncro · 19 replies · 672+ views
    Limonomonal Phenomozine ^ | Feb 27, 2010 | Syncro
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FREE REPUBLIC TEA PARTY! One year ago, Free Republic sponsored a Tea Party in Sacramento, CaliforniaIt was all inspired by Rick Santelli, an economist on a financial oriented Cable channel CNBC. This is one of Free Republic's First Posts Of Rick Santelli's "rant" on CNBC back on February 19th.Many posts followed about his great proclamation which Went Viral with over a million views in a short time.You can see many post about it Here, most of them on the second pageThe founder of Free Republic was right on it with these threads: California Porkulus Tea Party? Saturday, February...
  • Editorial: Sacramento paves our road to poverty

    02/12/2010 9:49:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 374+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/12/10 | Editorial
    Is anyone really surprised to discover the same state government that has mismanaged itself into a $20 billion budget deficit this year also managed to fritter away $75 million on new furniture, vehicles and other discretionary items last year while claiming to be even more impoverished? Sacramento's government culture seems to view spending other peoples' money as some kind of bureaucrat's birthright. A parade of state workers testified this week before an Assembly committee to explain why even as the state was groping with ways to close last year's $60 billion deficit, and even in the face of executive orders...
  • The real 'socialists' are not in D.C., but Sacramento (CallyCommieCare™)

    01/31/2010 7:33:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Redding ^ | 1/31/10
    The real 'socialists' are not in D.C., but SacramentoPosted January 31, 2010 at midnight For a year, the Democratic-led U.S. Congress has debated health care reform. And for a year, conservatives have denounced the plans as a socialist government takeover of American health care. They're not. Want proof? Just look at the California Legislature, where the state Senate just last week passed a true government takeover of the health care system - and not even for the first time. Senate Bill 810 is the latest version of a single-payer health care plan to emerge in Sacramento. In 2006 and again...
  • Sacramento in denial - Even Congress figures out green regulation’s downside

    01/26/2010 10:08:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 564+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/26/10 | Editorial
    The U.S. Labor Department report last week on December unemployment included still more grim news for California. The state had the nation’s biggest losses, with a net decline of 38,800 positions. Yet its unemployment rate stayed steady at 12.4 percent for a perverse reason: 106,000 state residents gave up looking for work. Contemplating the depth of the recession, California’s most popular politician last week had the common sense to change her mind on a related big issue: how to regulate the emissions believed to cause global warming. A proposed federal law would set limits on these emissions and charge the...
  • California governor promises budget and tax reform

    01/02/2010 8:19:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,138+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/10 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is planning to undertake a budget and tax reform this year to give the state a more solid and reliable source of revenue. "I will talk more about this in my State of the State but the bottom line is, our budget and tax systems are the root of a lot of our state's fiscal problems," Schwarzenegger said Friday in his New Year's radio address. Over the last 12 months, California faced a 60-billion-dollar deficit and a 12.5-percent unemployment rate. ... "So this year, we must finally find the will...
  • Major Bird Swarm Over Sacramento California (cool nature video)

    12/23/2009 9:35:09 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 811+ views
    This is a video of a half a million birds swarming over Sacramento California. I just want to know who estimated that there is a half a million. Are they sure there are not a million, or maybe only 100,000 instead? Well either way it is pretty cool, and reminds me of the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, "The Birds".Check out the video of the Birds over Sacrament here These following two paragraphs are from an article at "The Independent", and it is about the phenomenon called a murmuration; Winter must must be coming... because the starlings are flocking. Here are...
  • Beyond reckless / Sacramento, Washington pile up the debt

    12/24/2009 10:19:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 520+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/24/09 | Editorial
    This editorial page has for years criticized the dishonest budgets coming out of Sacramento. State leaders have been unwilling to do anything about California’s structural budget deficit but make it worse by pushing costly bond projects that add to long-term debt. This reckless practice is reflected in state debt service payments, which have gone up 143 percent the past decade. Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor both recently warned the Legislature that this debt binge will soon cause huge headaches in crafting a general fund budget, since debt service costs alone are on track to eat up more...
  • Snow Predicted for Sacramento (Global Cooling)

    12/06/2009 10:38:45 AM PST · by willk · 48 replies · 3,117+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12-6-09 | staff
    Snow will fall and accumulate in Sacramento on Monday, the National Weather Service is predicting. Temperatures in the capital will fall into the 20s. A storm predicted to bring rain to Northern California this evening will cool dramatically and bring snow by Monday. Chances of precipitation are 100 percent, experts predict, and between two and four inches of snow will cover the valley floor. Northwest winds will blow about 10 mph.