Tag Archives: California

CALIFORNIA: Dem Gil Cisneros Flips US House Seat

NBC News Los Angeles reports: Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California late on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state’s 39th District seat. The Cisneros …

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Trump Blames Wildfires On Lack Of Raking [VIDEO]

The San Jose Mercury News reports: President Trump’s visit Saturday to the fire-ravaged California town of Paradise seemed to be going fine, until he began explaining his understanding of forest policy. Apparently, California needs to buy more rakes. “You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important,” Trump told reporters, as Gov. Jerry …

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California Wildfires: At Least 63 Dead, 600+ Missing

The Associated Press reports: At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don’t …

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CALIFORNIA: Dem Flips Seat Of Anti-LGBT House Rep

The Associated Press reports: Democrat Katie Porter has seized a Republican-held U.S. House seat in the heart of Southern California’s Reagan country. Thursday’s vote count update in Orange County gave Porter, a law professor, the upset over Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in the 45th District. Porter has 51 percent and leads by 6,203 votes. Democrats now have won five GOP …

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CALIFORNIA: Death Toll From Wildfires Rises To 48

The New York Times reports: It is a measure of how frequent and deadly wildfires have become in California that identifying badly burned remains has become an area of expertise. Once again cadaver dogs have been summoned, forensic dental experts will follow and coroners and anthropologists are using their experience from previous wildfires to locate the victims. At least 48 …

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Trump Threatens California’s Funding Over Wildfires

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump woke up in Paris on Saturday in the mood to make threats toward California as it deals with deadly wildfires in Northern California and hundreds of smoldering homes in Southern California. In an angry tweet, the president threatened to pull federal funding for the state if nothing is done to “remedy” the situation. Trump …

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Wildfires Force Mandatory Evacuation Of Malibu, Caitlyn Jenner’s House Destroyed, Cher “Worried And Afraid”

Forbes reports: Residents of the city of Malibu, Calif. are under mandatory evacuation orders Friday as the Woolsley Fire heads for populated areas along the Pacific Coast Highway (aka U.S. Route 101) and the Pacific Ocean. The Woolsey Fire jumped the 101 freeway early Friday as one of three massive wildfires that ignited in the Golden State in just the …

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Shooter Mocked “Thoughts And Prayers” In Final Post

CNN reports: Authorities have identified a Facebook post believed to have been made by the shooter around the time of the attack, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the ongoing investigation. In it, the writer says: “I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the …

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AGAIN: Multiple Wildfires Spreading Across California

The Sacramento Bee reports: An uncontrolled wildfire raced across the Butte County community of Paradise Thursday afternoon, destroying a large swath of downtown and sending residents fleeing on foot past burning homes, businesses and a local church. “The whole town’s on fire,” said Scott Lotter, a town councilman who evacuated with his family. “It’s pretty grim.” By Thursday evening, the …

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Thousand Oaks Shooter ID’d As 29 Year-Old White Man

Heavy.com reports: David Ian Long has been identified as the suspected black-clad gunman who opened fire at a crowded college bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing at least 12 and wounding at least 21 people. The shooting happened at Borderline Bar & Grill, a country music-themed restaurant in Ventura County. It was “College Country Night” at the bar, a weekly …

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CALIFORNIA: 13 Dead In Mass Shooting At College Bar

The Los Angeles Times reports: A gunman threw smoke bombs and rained bullets on a crowd of hundreds inside a Thousand Oaks bar that is popular with college students Wednesday night, leaving 13 dead including a Sheriff’s sergeant shot trying to stop the carnage. The massacre occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill, with the assailant firing wildly into the …

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Fact Checkers Debunk Indicted GOP Rep’s Claim That Dem Takes Money From “Islamic Extremists” [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: A report Friday raises new doubts about Rep. Duncan Hunter’s claim that his opponent accepted contributions from an Islamic advocacy group, intensifying criticisms that the congressman has relied on a racist line of attack based on Democratic opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar’s Palestinian heritage in the final stretch of his campaign. An attack ad casts Democrat Campa-Najjar’s contributions from …

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Man Charged For Threatening To Kill Dianne Feinstein

CBS Los Angeles reports: Authorities formally charged a 47-year-old Lancaster man with attempting to threaten the life of California Senator Dianne Feinstein. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Craig Steven Shaver faces one felony count each of attempted criminal threats and possession of a firearm — a revolver — by a felon. The case also alleges Shaver was …

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Tucker Carlson: California Is So Disgusting, It’s The Kind Of Place Trump Wouldn’t Want Immigration From

“Tonight, we bring you another installment in our ongoing story about California, and its long dissent from a middle class utopia, an inspiration to the rest of the world, to the kind of place that Donald Trump wouldn’t want immigration from. For example, third world countries are known for election fraud. California’s DMV has just admitted to accidentally registering more …

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“Freedom Fighters” Head Guilty Of Gun Trafficking

Courthouse News reports: The former CEO of the Freedom Fighters Foundation pleaded guilty Monday to felony gun trafficking and forfeited 16 guns he’d acquired illegally. Chad Clay Kipper, 34, of Carlsbad and/or San Diego, faces up to five years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and will be prohibited from ever legally owning a gun, the U.S. …

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DOJ Sues California To Quash New Net Neutrality Law

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States, setting up a high-stakes legal showdown over the future of the Internet. California on Sunday became the largest state to adopt its own rules requiring …

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California To Launch Its Own Climate Satellite [VIDEO]

TechCrunch reports: California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today. The state is partnering with satellite imagery purveyor Planet to create a custom craft to “pinpoint – and stop – destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale that’s never been done before.” Governor Brown made …

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Appeals Court: Koch Bros Must Reveal Donor Names

Courthouse News reports: A conservative political advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers must reveal the names of its largest donors to the California attorney general, three judges of the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday. The panel overturned U.S. District Judge Manuel Real’s 2016 ruling that allowed donors to Americans for Prosperity to remain anonymous. In its lawsuit originally filed …

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California Commits To 100% Clean Energy By 2045

Reuters reports: California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel policies. The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy. Hawaii is the only other …

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Palm Springs Area To Get Massive “Weed Campus”

The Desert Sun reports: On Ramon Road in Cathedral City, beams and walls are beginning to frame a structure so big, you could rebuild the Palm Springs Convention Center on top of the same footprint and still have space to spare. This is the future home of Sunniva, a Canada-based medical cannabis company that plans to grow, process and sell …

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