Tag Archives: California

Arnold Schwarzenegger Mulls 2018 US Senate Bid

The New York Post reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger may be back — in politics. The “Terminator” star, former California governor and, until recently, host of “Celebrity Apprentice” is considering running for the US Senate in 2018, insiders told Politico. Schwarzenegger, 69, may forsake the GOP for the Independence Party to challenge incumbent Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, who will be 85 years ...

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-LGBT Former Mayor Who Beat Teen Strip Poker Charges Arrested Again For Embezzlement

Last year GOP now-former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, who held official town hall meetings at an anti-gay megachurch and who ceremoniously gave the key to the city to God (who did not attend), was arrested on multiple charges including secretly recording a male teenager playing a game of strip poker in his bedroom at a summer camp. Silva beat those ...

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SAN DIEGO: Feds Announce Probe Into “Intentional” 143 Million Gallon Raw Sewage Spill By Mexico

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Federal officials in the United States and Mexico announced on Thursday a joint investigation into a sewage spill in the Tijuana River that has polluted South County beaches as far north as Coronado — and which now looks to have been intentional as some elected leaders in San Diego suspected. The U.S. and Mexican commissioners ...

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CALIFORNIA: Nearly 200,000 Ordered To Evacuate Over Flood Fears Below Nation’s Tallest Dam [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville – one of California’s largest man-made lakes – had water levels so high that an ...

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CALIFORNIA: Backers Of “Calexit” Secession Movement Get Green Light To Collect 2018 Ballot Signatures

The Sacramento Bee reports: Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment seeking California’s secession from the U.S. can begin collecting voter signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, the secretary of state’s office said Thursday. The so-called Calexit movement emerged within days of the upset presidential victory of Republican Donald Trump, who lost California by nearly 4.3 million votes. A recent ...

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Protesters Shut Down Homocon Milo’s Event [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A speech by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ at UC Davis was over before it even started Friday after protests erupted, forcing sponsors to cancel the event. Thirty minutes before the Breitbart tech editor was scheduled to speak, the UC Davis College Republicans canceled the controversial talk after consulting with the university’s police department and student affairs officials. Former ...

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-LGBT Christian Hate Group Petitions SCOTUS To Overturn State Ban On Ex-Gay Torture

Via World Net Daily: The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, ...

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CALIFORNIA: Legislature’s Ban On Taxpayer-Funded Travel To States With Anti-LGBT Laws Goes Into Effect

From the Bay Area Reporter: California has banned most taxpayer-funded travel to four states that have adopted anti-LGBT laws. In addition to the three Southern states that the state attorney general’s office had identified in November for inclusion on the list – Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee – Kansas was also named to the official list posted online January 1. ...

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Somebody Hacked The Hollywood Sign

From the Hollywood Reporter: The Hollywood sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” early Sunday morning. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said in an apparent New Year’s prank, someone was able to climb onto the mountaintop and place tarps over the sign for it to read “Hollyweed.” The incident was caught on surveillance cameras and LAPD is investigatgating ...

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SAN DIEGO: Jury Finds Police Did Not Discriminate Against Man Arrested For “Nudity” At Gay Pride Parade

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A federal jury on Tuesday rejected a claim that five San Diego police officers discriminated against a scantily clad man in a gladiator costume at a gay pride festival in Balboa Park. The verdict from eight jurors in the civil-rights lawsuit filed by Will X. Walters came after two hours of deliberation. Walters, who was ...

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CALIFORNIA: Trump Seeks To Intervene In Lawsuit To Unbind Electors From Popular Vote Winners

Politico reports: For the second time in a week, Donald Trump has warned a federal judge that a lawsuit brought by a Democratic presidential elector could jeopardize his bid for the presidency. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Trump’s attorney urges Judge Edward Davila, a 2011 Barack Obama appointee, to allow him to intervene and ...

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LOS ANGELES: Authorities Tighten Subway Security After Terror Alert From Foreign Government [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles subway commuters were met by heavily armed deputies and bag searches Tuesday as authorities responded to a report of a possible terrorist attack on the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station. Increased security was visible across the Los Angeles County transit system as the FBI, LAPD and Sheriff’s Department dealt with what they ...

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OAKLAND: Fire Officials Name Trans Musician Among Blaze Victims, Other LGBT Artists And Fans Feared Dead

Oakland fire officials have begun identifying some of the victims in Friday’s warehouse disaster. Erin Rook reports at LGBTQ Nation: Transgender musician Cash Askew, 22, of dream-pop band Them Are Us Too was one of 11 victims identified by authorities as of Monday morning. According to Scout Wolfcave, founder of the Trans Assistance Project, two other trans women are also ...

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OAKLAND: Fire Officials Raise Warehouse Blaze Death Toll To 33, Ask Families For DNA Identification Help

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The death toll from a fire that tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during an electronic music show soared to 33 people on Sunday, and as emergency crews picked through the rubble they said they were sure the number would rise. Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton of the Oakland Fire Department said workers using excavators and ...

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OAKLAND: At Least Nine Dead In Warehouse Concert Fire, 25 Attendees Still Unaccounted For [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: At least nine people were killed and a total of 25 people were unaccounted for after a fire tore through a music party at an artists collective in Oakland, authorities said. The fire ignited around 11:30 p.m. Friday night in a hulking warehouse at 31st Avenue and International Boulevard, in the Fruitvale neighborhood, while a ...

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CALEXIT: California Secessionists Storm Social Media Because Trump, Renew Their Call For Independence

Business Insider reports: “Calexit” is swiftly taking over social media. After Donald Trump won the race to the White House, people across California took to social media Tuesday night to call for “Calexit” — California exit — recalling Brexit, Britain’s push to leave the European Union. As the topic continues to trend on Twitter, Californians in favor of seceding from ...

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CALIFORNIA: Condoms-In-Porn Initiative Fails

From the Los Angeles Daily News: A state initiative that called for enforcing condom use during all adult film production sites across California failed to win voters over, according to results released on Wednesday. Almost 54 percent of all state voters chose to pass on Proposition 60,which would have made producers prove that condoms were used, pay for performers’ workplace-related ...

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California Becomes Sixth State To Prohibit State-Funded Travel To North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Sacramento Bee reports: North Carolina’s controversial law overturning local government protections for gays and lesbians could cost it some business with California state agencies. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits state agencies from compelling their employees to travel to states with laws that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ...

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San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Is Literally Sinking

If it tilts any further, the elevators will become unusable. Today the New York Times picks up the story that has riveted San Francisco for months: The developers of the luxurious Millennium Tower laid out the risks and potential defects of the 58-story building in minute detail when its apartments went on sale seven years ago. The color and texture ...

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CALIFORNIA: Wells Fargo Fined $185M, Fires 5300 Employees For Creating Two Million Phony Accounts

NBC News reports: California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank’s employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals. A staggering 5,300 employees at Wells Fargo were fired in connection with this behavior, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office. The San ...

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