Tag Archives: California

“Three Californias” Initiative Makes November Ballot

CBS News reports: A proposal to split California has qualified for the ballot in November. CBS Los Angeles reports the California Secretary of State’s office says the straightforwardly named measure “Division Of California Into Three States” has reached enough signatures. When a person or group backing a measure says it has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, those signatures ...

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Death Sentence For Man Convicted In Torture Murder Of Child He Thought Was Gay, Life Sentence For Mother

NBC News reports: A California man was sentenced to death on Thursday for the killing of a young boy who prosecutors said was tortured because he believed the child was gay, and the boy’s mother was sentenced to life in prison. Los Angeles County state court Judge George Lomeli sentenced 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre after he was convicted late last year ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Mayoral Candidate Mark Leno Holds Thin Lead, Would Be City’s First Openly Gay Mayor

San Francisco’s Fox affiliate reports: The race to see who will become San Francisco’s next mayor is still up in the air as of this morning with former state Sen. Mark Leno holding a narrow lead over Board of Supervisors president London Breed. Initial results from Tuesday’s election indicated a large margin in first-place votes for Breed. However, once San ...

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CALIFORNIA: Dems Stay Alive In Key US House Races, Final Results May Take Days Due To Voting By Mail

The Los Angeles Times reports: Tuesday’s primary could have been disastrous for Democrats in California. With the largest portion of their national House battleground in play here, there had been concern for months that the state’s primary, which advances the top two vote-getters regardless of party, would leave voters with two Republicans to choose from in several key races. Party ...

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CALIFORNIA: Newsom Takes Top Slot In Gubernatorial “Jungle” Primary, Printing Snafu Snarls Voting For Some

The Associated Press reports: John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with Democrat Gavin Newsom. Cox got about a quarter of ...

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CALIFORNIA: AG Xavier Becerra Bans State-Funded Travel To Oklahoma Over Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

The Los Angeles Times reports: California will ban state-funded travel to Oklahoma because of a new law there that lets private agencies deny placement of adopted children with same-sex couples, state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra announced Friday. Oklahoma is the ninth state to fall under California’s anti-discrimination travel ban, joining Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota and ...

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CALIFORNIA: Franklin Graham Launches Primary Tour To Take Back The State From The “Godless” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Franklin Graham stood in a packed locker room at the Rose Bowl, surrounded by fellow evangelists, pastors, and his top Los Angeles donors. It was two weeks before the California primary, and Mr. Graham was urging them to take a stand against their state’s “blue wall.” The blue wall of California, Mr. Graham told the ...

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GOP House Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: People Should Be Able To Refuse To Sell Their Homes To “Immoral” Gays

The Orange County Register reports: U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told a group of Realtors last week that homeowners should be able to refuse to sell their property to gays and lesbians, a statement that cost him the support of a key national Realtor group. “Every homeowner should be able to make a decision not to sell their home to someone ...

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California Mandates Solar Panels On New Homes

Business Insider reports: On Wednesday, The California Energy Commission approved a ruling requiring new homes and low-rise apartment buildings to include solar panels. The rule will take effect in January 2020. According to the AP, the mandate still needs final approval from the state’s Building Standards Commission, which will likely happen. The California Energy Commission, the agency that approved the ...

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Preacher Blames “Fear-Mongering Media” After Sparking Panic By Shouting About Doomed Sinners During Movie

The Christian Post reports: Pastor Michael Webber made national headlines last week when his preaching at a movie theater in Redlands, California, following a showing of the “Avengers” caused people to run for their lives and led to his arrest on a misdemeanor charge. In an interview with The Christian Post, Webber, the 28-year-old pastor of Truth & Triumph Ministries, ...

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SAN DIEGO: LGBT Seniors Housing Opens [VIDEO]

San Diego’s KUSI-TV reports: Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Councilman Chris Ward and others Friday celebrated the opening of North Park Seniors, which is being called San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming senior housing community.  Studies suggest the need for LGBT-friendly housing continues to outpace demand amid rental discrimination cases. The building will have 76 affordable apartments for qualified people 55 and older; seniors ...

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Panicked Movie Patrons Leap From Balcony After Raving Preacher Starts Screaming About Repenting From Sins

The Redlands Daily reports: A man began shouting about God and jumped from his theater seat at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” Thursday night at the Harkins Mountain Grove 16 in Redlands – leading to erroneous reports about shots fired, police said. “As soon as the movie was over, this guy starts yelling, preaching and talking about repenting from ...

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Police Seek Man For Assaulting Gay Customers After Bartender Orders “Faggots” Out Of Restaurant [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Three men who were tossed out of a Newport Beach restaurant claim they were victims of gay bashing. Cellphone video shows the end of the April 13 encounter when a man is seen physically grabbing and wrestling one of the alleged victims out the door of the bar and throwing him to the ground. “You’ve been warned,” ...

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Liberty Counsel Doubles-Down On Ridiculous Lie That California Ex-Gay Torture Ban Would Outlaw The Bible

The Liberty Counsel is doubling-down on last week’s ridiculous claim that California’s pending ban on ex-gay torture for adults would outlaw the bible. This time, there’s also a lying video. Via press release: A California bill is so broad that it bans books, printed materials and advertisements that provide information that a person facing unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion ...

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Liberty Counsel Claims California’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban Prohibits Sales Of The Bible (Of Course, It Doesn’t)

Just in from hate group leader Mat Staver: The California Assembly approved a bill 50-18 that would ban counselors from providing counseling and adults from receiving counsel regarding unwanted same-sex attraction, behavior or gender confusion. The bill is so far reaching that it also prohibits printed material and even books. The bill was sent over to the state Senate for ...

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly Votes To Ban Ex-Gay Torture For Adults Too, List It As “Deceptive Business Practice”

The Los Angeles Times reports: The California Assembly voted Thursday to add gay “conversion therapy” to the state’s list of deceptive business practices, following a debate that focused on the personal experiences of several lawmakers and hinted at potential lawsuits to come. “It is harmful and it is unnecessary,” said Assemblyman Evan Low [photo], the bill’s author. Low, who told ...

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“Three Californias” Initiative Likely To Make Ballot

CBS San Francisco reports: California voters could soon be asked to decide whether their state is too big. Venture capitalist and billionaire, Tim Draper, who pushed for a six-state proposal, now has a three-state proposal. Draper did not have enough signatures to get his six-state measure on the California ballot in 2016. For this new proposal — to break California ...

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Pastor Gets 15 Years For Molesting Preteen Daughter

San Diego’s NBC affiliate reports: A former pastor at a Carlsbad church who pleaded guilty to repeatedly molesting a child over the course of nearly two years was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday. Prosecutors said the man, who was a pastor at the North Coast Calvary Chapel at the time of his arrest, only turned himself in because ...

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YouTube Shooter Was Angry About Demonetization

The New York Daily News reports: Suspected YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam drove more than 500 miles from San Diego to reach the tech giant’s San Bruno, Calif., headquarters because “she was angry,” according to her father. Ismail Aghdam feared his daughter had a bone to pick with the video company and spent the weekend trying to reach her by phone. ...

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CALIFORNIA: Female YouTube Shooting Suspect Dead, Multiple Victims Transported To Hospitals [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: NBC News confirms the suspect in the shooting is dead. It’s unknown at this time if she shot herself or was shot by someone else, such as law enforcement. Northern California’s Stanford Hospital says it has received four to five patients from a shooting at YouTube headquarters. Television images showed people leaving the building in a ...

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