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  • Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol

    08/20/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | Teri Sforza
    Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San Diego – sold tickets for the rifle raffle on behalf of another organization (one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20). The grand prize: An AR-15 rifle which, in some incarnations in years past, fell under the federal assault weapons ban, and was on the failed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban’s no-no list.
  • 12 Year Old California Girl Teaches Yoga

    05/02/2014 1:26:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 2, 2014 | Nathaniel Lacsina
    Jaysea DeVoe, 12, is one of the youngest certified yoga instructors in the US and has joined the staff at Bergamot Spa in her hometown.
  • SD Sheriff Gore Announce County Will NOT Appeal Peruta Verdit

    02/21/2014 6:18:49 PM PST · by RKV · 21 replies
    San Diego County Sheriff ^ | 2/21/2014 | Sheriff Gore
    Dear Supervisors: On Thursday February 13, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the case of Peruta, et.al v. County of San Diego, et.al concluding that the State of California's requirement of "good cause," in cases where an applicant wants a firearm for personal protection, impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense. In its opinion, the Ninth Circuit defined the issue on appeal as "whether a responsible, law-abiding citizen has a right under the Second Amendment to carry a firearm in public for self-defense." In so doing, the Ninth Circuit...
  • CA:Invisible Lawyer Gives Bad Advice(San Diego Sheriff Gore)

    02/17/2014 2:09:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    slowfacts.wordpress.com ^ | 15 February, 2014 | Rob Morse
    Politics comes down to people.  Some of them are real people, and some of them are invisible.  This is true even in the case of sophisticated legal appeals to the 9th district court.  Bill Gore is the Sheriff of San Diego County.  He said he wanted to issue licenses so citizens could carry a concealed weapon in public.  He really wanted to.  That is what he told me.  He said, sadly, that California law prevented him from granting those licenses.  That is what his un-named lawyer told him.  I’ve had legal experts tell me otherwise, but it is hard to...
  • ELECTION: Kreep says right-wing views won't affect rulings as judge (Challenged Obama's birthplace)

    06/24/2012 6:59:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    North County Times ^ | June 24, 2012 | TERI FIGUEROA
    ELECTION: Kreep says right-wing views won't affect rulings as judge Winning candidate has challenged Obama's birthplace, legitimacy Voters in San Diego County appear to have elected a conservative activist lawyer to a judgeship with the San Diego Superior Court. Gary Kreep, 61 ---- known for taking on right-wing causes ---- said Friday that his views will not color his decisions on the bench. According to the unofficial tally, Kreep surpassed his opponent, veteran prosecutor Garland Peed, by 1,702 votes in a judicial contest in which more than 406,000 ballots were cast. Kreep garnered 50.21 percent of the votes to Peed's...
  • Document Dump: ACORN Contacts DA, They Want Their Garbage Back

    11/24/2009 7:28:38 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 48 replies · 1,803+ views
    NY TIMES/THE LID ^ | 11/24/09 | The Lid
    Yesterday Big Government broke the story about an attempt by ACORN to obstruct justice by dumping documents into a trash bin just before a visit from the California AG's office: On October 1st, 2009 California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that an investigation had been opened into ACORN’s activities in California, resulting from undercover videos showing employees seemingly offering to assist the undercover film makers with human smuggling, child prostitution and even tax advice to boot. Although ACORN has denied any wrongdoing, some of the employees involved were terminated, and ACORN has publicly stated that they would fully cooperate with...
  • ACORN case sent to DA's Office (San Diego)

    10/04/2009 8:21:59 AM PDT · by BAW · 24 replies · 1,536+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Oct 4, 2009 | Eleanor Yang Su
    In the months leading up to last fall's historic presidential election, one Imperial Beach man was registered to vote at least 21 times. In a dozen other cases, San Diego County residents reported that they never authorized voter registration cards submitted on their behalf. “The registration filed is BOGUS,” Rancho Bernardo resident Walter Cobb wrote to complain. “Fraudulent. Signature not mine.” The complaints all stemmed from a big voter registration push by ACORN, the low-income advocacy group fighting for its existence following an undercover sting by a conservative activist. After the voter complaints were filed last year, the California secretary...
  • County: No investigation into ACORN (San Diego county will assist in CA probe)

    09/22/2009 10:48:13 PM PDT · by BAW · 2 replies · 503+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Sep 22, 2009 | Jeff McDonald
    San Diego County will not open its own investigation into ACORN, the community organizing nonprofit that has become embroiled in a national scandal over video showing employees advising potential criminals. Instead, county officials will assist the state attorney general and the district attorney in auditing thousands of voter-registration cards submitted with the Registrar of Voters Office before the November 2008 election, the Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday. “This is not about politics,” Supervisor Pam Slater-Price said. “This is about the use of taxpayer money and taxpayer resources and public trust. We should have a thorough investigation from top to...
  • Illegal Religious Gatherings: Government clamps down on Bible study

    06/01/2009 7:55:29 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 28 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2009 | Editorial
    Religious freedom recently clashed with arrogant bureaucracy in San Diego County, Calif. Religious freedom prevailed.
  • Human Swine Influenza Investigation

    04/24/2009 11:14:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 407 replies · 8,181+ views
    CDC.gov ^ | April 24, 2009 22:00 EST | n/a
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: Human Swine Influenza Investigation April 24, 2009 22:00 EST Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the U.S. in San Diego County and Imperial County, California as well as in San Antonio, Texas. Internationally, human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in Mexico. U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection State # of laboratory confirmed cases California 6 cases Texas 2 cases International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection Country # of laboratory confirmed cases Mexico 7 cases Cases will be updated daily at 3 p.m....
  • Mortgage Relief Program A Slap In The Face To Some (Subsidizing Life's Losers Alert)

    12/07/2007 9:44:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 105 replies · 409+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/07/2007 | Walter Hamilton
    When Casey Johnson and his wife moved to San Diego County three years ago, they couldn't find a home in their price range. So they did what they thought was the sensible thing. Rather than over-leverage themselves with a risky mortgage, the couple rented an apartment in La Jolla and waited patiently for the housing market to drift back to earth, hoping they hadn't missed their chance to become homeowners. The value of a rate freeze Graphic The value of a rate freeze click to enlarge But now the government-brokered plan unveiled Thursday by President Bush to ease terms on...
  • Feds scout spots to build border fencing (a few miles in San Diego County)

    10/02/2007 11:37:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 93+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/2/07 | Leslie Berestein
    In its quest to have 370 total miles of border fence in place by the end of next year, the federal government is scouting places to build new fencing, including two spots in San Diego County. Last week, a notice was published in the Federal Register that an environmental impact statement would be prepared for two proposed spots. The plan is to build 3.4 miles of fence, with roads, lights and other infrastructure, along the Pack Truck Trail adjacent to the Otay Mountain Wilderness Area. A stretch of more than a half a mile would be built to connect with...
  • Escondido(San Diego County) councilwoman proposes banning rentals to illegal immigrants

    07/09/2006 4:12:01 PM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 1,010+ views
    North County Times ^ | 9 JULY 2006 | DAVID FRIED
    ---- Taking her cue from similar efforts in other cities around the nation, Councilwoman Marie Waldron is proposing that Escondido adopt a city ordinance that would prohibit landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. Waldron said last week that she wants the city to look into drafting a law that would fine landlords $1,000 for renting or leasing property to undocumented immigrants, and possibly include arrest for extreme violators. "I don't want it (the ordinance) to be a slap on the wrist," Waldron said. Waldron, who has regularly pushed for cracking down on illegal immigration, said that prohibiting undocumented immigrants from...
  • Court says high school can enforce dress code against anti-gay T-shirt

    04/20/2006 7:02:14 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 44 replies · 1,589+ views
    Associated Press (via signonsandiego.com) ^ | April 20, 2006 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO – A suburban San Diego teenager who was barred from wearing a T-shirt with anti-gay rhetoric to class lost a bid to have his high school's dress code suspended Thursday after a federal appeals court ruled the school could restrict what students wear to prevent disruptions. The ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed only the narrow issue of whether the dress code should be unenforced pending the outcome of the student's lawsuit. A majority of judges said, however, that Tyler Chase Harper was unlikely to prevail on claims that the Poway Unified...
  • Ludicrous and Irresponsible Gossip (How the San Diego Republican Party Endorsement was SOLD)

    07/29/2005 2:27:42 PM PDT · by Jimbaugh · 15 replies · 1,039+ views
    San Diego Reader ^ | 7/27/2005 | Scott Barnet
    http://www.sdreader.com/php/cityshow.php?id=C072805B Ludicrous and Irresponsible Gossip By Scott Barnett After the Republican Party of San Diego County endorsed Steve Francis for mayor on June 13, it wasted little time in turning its endorsement into campaign action. As of election eve, public election filings showed that the local GOP had collected $158,000 from a small group of donors and spent it quickly. Expenditures for Francis were reported at $86,342, including $76,059 for mailers, $8595 for door hangers, and $1688 for precinct maps. Relying on a legal loophole that allows donors to ignore San Diego's campaign restrictions, local business leaders who had a...
  • County leaders reject sales-tax plan "CA:"

    06/26/2003 5:40:50 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 11 replies · 228+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 26, 2003 | Norberto Santana Jr.
    State Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson came to San Diego yesterday hoping the county Board of Supervisors would support a five-year, half-cent-on-the-dollar sales-tax increase to help fill a $38 billion state budget deficit. What the Culver City Democrat got instead was a recommendation from board Chairman Greg Cox to have the state file for bankruptcy."I thought I had heard it all," Wesson said after Cox floated the idea. Supervisor Dianne Jacob said, "The state is bankrupt, so why not admit it? Why would taxpayers support raising taxes when there is no plan in place to fundamentally change the way the state...