Tag Archives: California

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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CALIFORNIA: Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Misses Ballot Deadline, Plans Lawsuit

Politico reports: Independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin has missed the deadline to make it on to the California ballot, a top staffer confirmed Monday. Candidates had until Friday to file the 178,039 valid signatures of registered voters needed to get on the ballot. But on Monday, McMullin campaign chief strategist Joel Searby confirmed that the campaign had missed that deadline ...

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Priest Sued For Sexting Male Parishioner [VIDEO]

Sacramento’s Fox affiliate reports: As a monsignor, Larry McGovern is supposed to be a person Catholics can respect and trust. However, with recent allegations of sexual harassment, it seems that trust has been broken. According to attorney Vince Finaldi, his client, a parishioner with the Church of the Presentation, claims McGovern sent him sexually explicit pictures. “It’s extremely disturbing that ...

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GOP Official Resigns From State Job Over Hillary Threat

From the Riverside Press-Enterprise: An Inland Republican Party official resigned from his state government job Thursday, Aug. 4, a day after he sent tweets from the party’s official Twitter account that featured a menacing hangman and the words “I’m Ready for Hillary.” Nathan Miller stepped down and admitted sending the tweet, said Russell Lowery, chief deputy to Board of Equalization ...

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CALIFORNIA: GOP Mayor Arrested For Recording Teens Playing Strip Poker In His Bedroom [VIDEO]

GOP Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, who has 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), has been arrested on multiple charges including secretly recording a male teenager playing a game of strip poker in his bedroom at a summer camp. Sacramento’s NBC affiliate reports: ...

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Tweeted By California’s Riverside County GOP

Yesterday the Riverside County GOP tweeted out the above image. It has since been deleted but the Los Angeles Times points out the double-talk from the party chairman: Riverside County GOP Chairman Scott Mann said he was “horrified” by the tweet, and promised to take action against the person responsible. “I was made aware of derogatory tweet this afternoon toward ...

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HISTORY: Openly Gay US Army Secretary Eric Fanning Rides As Grand Marshal In San Diego Pride Parade

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: When Eric Fanning started working at the Pentagon as an aide, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy had just begun. The 24-year-old didn’t have gay role models in the building. A lot has changed in the United States military since then. In May, 24 years later, Fanning was appointed secretary of the Army — becoming ...

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Bill Maher Compares Financial Result Of States Under Democratic Control: Scoreboard, Bitches [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post recaps: Bill Maher ripped into the GOP’s policy of cutting taxes for the rich on Friday night. The “Real Time with Bill Maher“ host said the state of California was proof that doing the reverse, and instead raising taxes on the most wealthy, could actually lead to a booming economy. The comedian gloated about how The Golden ...

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Christian Mingle Ordered To Allow Gay Matches

From the Wall Street Journal: The owner of online dating site ChristianMingle.com has agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating ...

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CALIFORNIA: Recreational Pot Use Makes Ballot

From the Los Angeles Times: An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday as its campaign took a commanding lead in fundraising to battle the measure’s opponents. The Secretary of State’s Office certified that a random sample showed sufficient signatures among the 600,000 turned in ...

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SACRAMENTO: Multiple Stabbings As Neo-Nazi White Supremacists Clash With Counter-Protesters [VIDEO]

From Sacramento’s NBC affiliate: Ten people were injured during a clash between anti-fascists and white supremacists at the State Capitol Sunday, authorities said. Two people suffered life-threatening stab wounds were taken to area hospitals, officials said. Nine men and one woman, ages 19 to 58, were injured during the fight. At least three people were stabbed at the State Capitol ...

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CALIFORNIA: Two Active-Duty US Marines Investigated For Facebook Terror Threat Against Gay Bars

From the Marine Corps Times: Two active-duty Marines are under investigation in connection to a social media post purportedly threatening to attack gay bars following Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida. The California-based I Marine Expeditionary Force launched a command investigation after a photo surfaced on social media showing a corporal in uniform holding a rifle with his finger near ...

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Homocon Richard Grenell Exploits Trans Women To Attack Gavin Newsom On Gun Control [VIDEO]

From the Desert Sun: Richard Grenell, a Palm Springs resident, Trump delegate and Fox News contributor, is behind a series of ads this week targeting Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s gun-control measure that’s expected to land on the November ballot. The ads were created by a new group calling itself the Coalition for Civil Liberties and are unique in who they ...

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Hillary Projected To Win California Primary

Just after 5:30AM Eastern, the networks projected that Hillary Clinton will win the California primary. At this writing she leads Bernie Sanders by a comfortable 13 points with 88% of the precincts reporting. California is Clinton’s fourth win of the night, following New Jersey, South Dakota, and New Mexico.

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Feds Grant Green Card To Widower Who Was Told By Feds In 1975 That “Two Faggots” Cannot Be Married

Wow. The Pride LA reports: The United States federal government has recognized as legally valid the April 1975 same-sex marriage of Richard Adams and Anthony Sullivan, approving the “green card” petition that Adams filed in 1975 for his husband, an Australian citizen. After Adams died in December 2012, Sullivan sought to have the Immigration Service recognize their marriage and grant ...

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