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  • Hundreds more troops heading to U.S.-Mexico border

    02/22/2019 3:46:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2019 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon is planning to deploy hundreds more American military personnel to the southern border, in the wake of President Trump’s announcement of a national emergency along the country’s border with Mexico. Currently 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Texas, Arizona and California, backing immigration enforcement operations led by the Department of Homeland Security. With Mr. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, that number is expected to surge to 6,000 by March 1, a senior Defense Department official said Friday. Those troops will provide air support to Customs and Border Patrol officers and Homeland Security agents carrying out border security...
  • Marijuana production faces 'war' from Asian American communities in San Gabriel Valley

    02/08/2019 1:43:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 7 2019 | Mathew Ormseth
    The men and women collecting petition signatures outside Metro Super Market in Temple City warned of a marijuana takeover and greedy politicians eager to speed it along. They accused Andre Quintero, the mayor of El Monte, of wanting to make the San Gabriel Valley famous as a cannabis hub. Quintero has backed a sprawling marijuana facility in El Monte as the start of a larger effort to make cannabis an economic engine for a working-class, predominantly Latino city that has long suffered from financial woes. He also sees marijuana cultivation as a way of boosting the city’s standing. “I’ll look...
  • Calif. professor: Self-driving cars could more than double traffic in San Francisco

    02/05/2019 1:37:16 AM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    SFGate ^ | 04 Feb 2019 | Michelle Robertson
    It's the not-so-far-away future in San Francisco. One-Wheels and e-scooters litter the road. Your self-driving car has just deposited you at Union Square, and you've instructed it to return in an hour, after you've purchased the latest it-smartphone, the iPhone Z. Your autonomous vehicle, intelligent as it is, knows finding a parking spot downtown is nearly impossible at this hour, plus parking lots are known to charge flat rates of $15 and up. Instead of parking, your car decides to cruise...
  • Calif. College Trustees Reinstate Pledge of Allegiance After Banning It as Racist

    02/03/2019 6:23:49 PM PST · by ptsal · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 03Feb2019 | Dave Bohon
    The president of the board of trustees of California’s Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) has been forced to reverse his decision to drop the Pledge of Allegiance from board meetings following public backlash over the move. In late January Robert Miller, president of the SBCC board of trustees, wrote in an e-mail to Celeste Barber, one of the college’s adjunct professors, that he had decided to scrap the Pledge at board meetings “for reasons related to its history and symbolism.” Miller went on to claim he had “discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of...
  • Bankrupt California Utility Shedding More Than $40 Billion Worth Of Green Energy Contracts

    01/30/2019 9:05:06 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/30/2019 | T Pierce
    Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) may shed more than $40 billion worth of power purchase agreements after the California utility was driven into bankruptcy by liabilities for sparking deadly wildfires, The Wall Street Journal reports. PG&E wants the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco to rule whether the company must honor $42 billion worth of contracts with about 350 different energy suppliers, mostly solar and wind plants. The court’s decision could have a major impact on California’s renewable energy industry and power makeup. Many green energy suppliers only do business with PG&E, California’s largest utility. Shedding those contracts would likely...
  • California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups

    01/23/2019 8:10:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Jan. 23, 2019 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    SAN FRANCISCO — Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste. Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the fee on single-use cups that will take effect January 2020.
  • L.A. may charge drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion

    01/23/2019 8:16:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    LA TImes ^ | January 22, 2019 | Laura J Nelson
    For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more expensive or miserable, afraid of angering one of their largest groups of constituents. But now, transportation officials say, congestion has grown so bad in Los Angeles County that politicians have no choice but to contemplate charging motorists more to drive — a strategy that has stirred controversy but helped cities in other parts of the world tame their own traffic. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pushing to study how what’s commonly referred to as congestion pricing could work in L.A., including converting carpool lanes...
  • FBI corruption probe of L.A. City Hall and China

    01/14/2019 10:36:41 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zhaniser
    The rapid transformation of downtown Los Angeles’ skyline is being fueled in good measure by huge investments from Chinese companies eager to burnish their global brands and capitalize on L.A.’s real estate boom. Now some of those projects have become a focus of federal agents seeking evidence of possible bribery, extortion, money laundering and other crimes as part of a corruption investigation at City Hall. The federal investigation became public in November, when FBI agents descended on the home and offices of L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents the vast majority of downtown. In the warrant, agents sought information...
  • PG&E stock crashes nearly 50% as utility says it will file for bankruptcy because of wildfires [tr]

    01/14/2019 7:51:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2018 | Thomas Franck
    PG&E Corp. stock cratered Monday after the company said it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid the financial anguish stemming from its part in helping spark a wave of historic wildfires in California. Shares of the company dropped nearly 50 percent in early trading Monday, one day after the company said Chief Executive Geisha Williams was stepping down. The company provided the official 15-day advance notice that it and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric, intend to file petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on or about Jan. 29.
  • Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run

    01/12/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1-12-2019 | Maggie Astor
    Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit and meet with residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Later in the week, his campaign said, he will go to New Hampshire. Mr. Castro, in prepared remarks that he was set to deliver in San Antonio on Saturday, said, “When my grandmother...
  • Officer on force only 2 weeks shot dead in Northern California

    01/11/2019 4:57:38 AM PST · by grayboots · 67 replies
    CBS News/AP ^ | 1/11/2019 | CBS News
    Davis, Calif. -- A rookie police officer died after being shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Davis Police Department officials said 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a three-car traffic accident at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the community west of Sacramento. Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died. CBS Sacramento reports Corona was sworn in as an officer just two weeks ago. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Merced Corona, who worked in law enforcement. She...
  • CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s Wife Will Be Known As “First Partner” To Advance ‘Gender Equality’ Agenda

    01/08/2019 7:30:36 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Clover Chronicle.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | CLOVERCHRONICLE
    California Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, will be addressed as “First Partner” rather than “First Lady” in order to advance ‘gender equality,’ according to The Gateway Pundit. Jennifer Newsom even altered her Twitter bio to reflect the recent change: First Partner of California. Filmmaker and Founder of @therepproject. Married to Mr. @GavinNewsom and proud mom of four little ones. CA’s former leader, Jerry Brown, stepped down from his post on Monday letting far-left Gavin Newsom take over as the 40th governor of California.
  • California's new female board member mandate could be ripe for a constitutional challenge

    01/07/2019 8:10:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alexis Keenan
    A controversial new law in California, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But are quotas are the best way to bring women’s voices to the table? Legislators in New Jersey have already indicated they think so. Garden State lawmaker Nancy Pinkin (D-NJ) proposed a bill that would require women on state-based corporate boards. The measure has been sent to its first committee for hearing. Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have also moved the needle...
  • Man Arrested in String of Burglaries in Malibu Creek State Park Area Is Charged With Killing Camper

    01/07/2019 3:48:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj
    A man who is already in custody in connection with a string of burglaries in the Malibu Creek State Park area has now been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a father who was camping in the park in late June and other shootings, authorities announced Monday. Anthony Rauda, 42, was charged with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office officials said. Rauda allegedly opened fire on campers and motorists in incidents dating back to November 2016. On June 22, Rauda is accused of...
  • Foundation uncovers report that defies anti-gun agenda

    12/30/2018 9:24:05 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/29/2018 | unknown
    A study done by officials at the University of California-Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has uncovered the fact that the much-praised mandatory background checks in California – had no impact on gun deaths. According to a report by the Foundation for Economic Education the result has left researchers puzzled. “In 1991,” FEE explained, “California simultaneously imposed comprehensive background checks for firearm sales and prohibited gun sales (and gun possession) to people convicted of misdemeanor violent crimes. The legislation mandated that all gun sales, including private transactions, would have to go through...
  • Mexican governor and politician husband killed in helicopter crash

    12/25/2018 1:28:36 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-25-2018 | Ray Sanchez
    The new governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her politician husband were killed Monday in a helicopter crash in central Mexico, according to the head of their political party. Puebla governor Martha Erika Alonso and her husband Senator Rafael Moreno Valle died in the crash, as did the pilot, co-pilot and a fifth passenger, according to Public Security and Civil Protection Secretary Alfonso Durazo. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also confirmed the deaths on Twitter Monday evening. He offered his condolences to the victims' families and vowed a transparent investigation into the cause of the Christmas eve crash....
  • Barack Obama gets LA freeway near where he attended college named in his honor [tr]

    12/21/2018 9:32:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2018 | Leah Thompson
    Drivers can now cruise along the President Barack H. Obama Highway after signs went up Thursday showing a section of a Los Angeles freeway has been named in his honor. The State Route 134 stretch that refers to the 44th President of the United States, runs from State Route 2 in Glendale through to the Eagle Rock section of LA's Interstate 210 in Pasadena. Barack Hussein Obama II, 57, attended Occidental College in Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981 and lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year.
  • California cops ‘frustrated’ with sanctuary laws stopping them from working with ICE over twice-dep

    12/20/2018 7:31:15 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/20/2018 | Greg Norman
    A California sheriff whose officers were led on a wild chase earlier this week by a twice-deported illegal immigrant killer says cops are “very frustrated” with sanctuary state laws preventing them from working with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. The comments from Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux come following the death of Gustavo Garcia, a 36-year-old who police say embarked on a 'reign of terror' robbing a convenience store, shooting and killing a person and firing at buildings before crashing a truck that he had stolen. The day-long crime spree that began Sunday in the Fresno area also left five...
  • Least-Educated State: California No. 1 in Percentage of Residents 25 and Older Who Never Finished

    12/19/2018 1:21:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 19, 2018 | 12:49 PM EST | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to new data from the Census Bureau. Texas ranks No. 2 for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 49th for the percentage who have graduated from high school. 9.7 percent of California residents 25 and older, the Census Bureau says, never completed ninth grade. Only 82.5 percent graduated from high school. 8.7 percent of Texas residents...
  • MSNBC: ‘Xenophobic Nonsense’ to Say Migrant Parents Endangering Children

    12/17/2018 3:58:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 17, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC Live With Katy Tur Monday afternoon to discuss illegal immigration, reporter Cal Perry launched into a rant claiming that anyone criticizing migrant parents for bringing their children on the dangerous journey to the United States was spewing “xenophobic nonsense.” He even claimed that the U.S. was responsible for violence in Latin America. While talking about the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal, in Border Patrol custody, Perry understandably sympathized: “So it’s a terrible decision as a parent. Do you go into the desert, like Jakelin did, and risk your child’s life, right? Or do you...