Tag Archives: California

Cops Thwart Possible Mass Shooting At California Hotel

NBC News reports: A mass shooting may have been prevented when a co-worker reported that a disgruntled employee had threatened to shoot other workers and customers at a California hotel, police said Wednesday. The man, who had several high-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his Los Angeles-area home, was arrested Tuesday, police said. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, who …

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Anti-Vax Nut Charged With Assaulting Vax Bill Author

The Los Angeles Times reports: An anti-vaccine activist was cited for assault by the Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday after he livestreamed a physical confrontation with state Sen. Richard Pan, author of legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions. Pan, a Democrat from Sacramento, was pushed from behind by Kenneth Austin Bennett [photo], who challenged the senator in the 2018 primary but …

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Los Angeles Set To Get Freeway Overpass For Wildlife

CBS News reports: Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lonesome big cat has become a symbol of the shrinking genetic diversity …

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CALIFORNIA: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Faces Probe Over Use Of Federal Drug Discount Funds For Lobbying

Politico reports: A California state senator has formally asked state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate whether the powerhouse AIDS Healthcare Foundation is fraudulently misusing savings from a federal drug-discount program designed to help poor patients. The request comes from state Sen. Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista), who has urged an investigation into the politically powerful organization that has dumped upwards …

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CALIFORNIA: Police Get New Use Of Deadly Force Law

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed what it is believed to be one of the toughest laws in the country regulating when police officers can use use deadly force. The signing of Assembly Bill 392 concludes a legislative battle between law enforcement lobbyists and civil rights groups who, until May, could not agree on how strict …

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California AG Sues To Block Green Cards Plan: I Can Boil It Down To Four Words, They Don’t Like Immigrants

Courthouse News reports: Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new rule that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Trump’s attempt to redefine the definition of a “public charge” is a …

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One Year In Jail For Infamous Dumper Of Puppies

The Desert News reports: Deborah Sue Culwell, the Southern California woman who was recorded tossing seven 3-day-old puppies into a recycling bin behind an auto parts business in April, pleaded guilty in court Wednesday afternoon to all counts related to the case. She was sentenced to 365 days in county jail, although 90 of those days will be under a …

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Man Arrested For Threats Against Bernie Sanders Rally

The Long Beach Post reports: A Huntington Park man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly making online threats against a Bernie Sanders rally in Long Beach, officials said Tuesday. Jose Rafael Guzman, 27, allegedly made criminal threats and threatened a police officer on Sunday. He was arrested on Monday, Long Beach police said. Police did not elaborate about the …

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New Info Turns Gilroy Shooting Into Terrorism Probe

The Los Angeles Times reports: Federal authorities have launched a domestic terrorism investigation into the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting that left three dead after officials discovered the gunman had a list of other potential targets, authorities said at a news conference Tuesday. John F. Bennett, FBI special agent in charge, said the target list included religious institutions, courthouses and political …

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Trump Sues California To Block Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Associated Press reports: The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. One of the suits contends California’s law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.” The law signed last week by Democratic Gov. …

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CALIFORNIA: Condom Possession Can’t Be Used As Evidence Of Prostitution Under Law Signed By Gov

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation today that prohibits condoms as evidence of prostitution when prosecuting someone for sex work crimes. Sex workers are also protected under the new law from arrest when they report rape and other serious felonies. The legislation will therefore prevent “sex workers who report violent felonies from being treated as a criminal …

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CALIFORNIA: Gov Signs Bill Requiring All Presidential Candidates To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot

The Sacramento Bee reports: California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a bill on Tuesday to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns in order to get on the state’s 2020 primary ballot. While other states have pursued Trump’s taxes, California is the first one in the country to make the disclosure of tax returns a requirement for a …

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Four Dead In Mass Shooting At California Food Festival

CBS News reports: At least four are dead, 15 are injured and hundreds of others were sent scrambling for safety Sunday after at least one gunman opened fire in Christmas Hill Park during the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, according to officials. A suspected gunman is dead. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said the suspect gained entry into …

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CALIFORNIA: Catholic Church Spends $77 Million To Remodel Crystal Cathedral Built By Scamvangelicals

The Christian Post reports: The famed Crystal Cathedral in California, which was touted as the largest all-glass structure in the world when it was officially opened in 1980, was rededicated Wednesday by the Diocese of Orange after a $77 million makeover and the blessing of Bishop Kevin Vann and Pope Francis. Originally commissioned by late televangelist Rev. Robert H. Schuller, …

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Kamala Harris Surges To Top Spot In New California Poll

Politico reports: Home-state Senator Kamala Harris has seized the top spot from Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren is fast gaining traction in delegate-rich California, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday. The latest Quinnipiac California poll shows Harris leading among 2020 presidential hopefuls, with 23 percent of California Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters now behind her …

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CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Trump To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot, Gov To Sign

The Sacramento Bee reports: California lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday to force President Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns ahead of the 2020 election, setting the stage for another legal showdown between the state and the Trump administration.The proposal passed both chambers of the Legislature on a party-line vote. Democrats say the measure will serve as a …

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Southern California

The Los Angeles Times reports: An 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Thursday, the largest temblor to hit the region in decades. The quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of San Bernardino about 100 miles from Los Angeles. It was unclear of the temblor caused major damage or injuries. The quake was the largest in Southern …

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CA GOP State Rep Holds Christians-Only Town Hall

ABC News reports: A newly elected State Senator held a town hall meeting and while they said everyone was welcome, it did not appear that way on the invite. “I did not win this race. God won this race,” said Brian Dahle during the Town Hall meeting. “If I wasn’t supposed to be in the Senate, I wouldn’t be in …

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Actress Jessica Biel Lobbies Against Pro-Vaccine Bill

The Daily Beast reports: Tuesday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist whose recent work has focused increasingly on baseless allegations that vaccines are unsafe and can injure a statistically minuscule population of “medically fragile” children, appeared at the California State Assembly beside an unlikely scene partner: actress Jessica Biel. In a series of Instagram posts, first reported in Jezebel …

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Trump Organizer Charged With Animal Cruelty After 136 Abused Dogs Found In California Mansion [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: An investigation was underway Thursday after 136 dogs were found living in reportedly deplorable conditions in a multi million-dollar home in Orange County, California. Officers were called to the home in the 3800 block of East Woodbine Avenue around 2:20 p.m. They found dogs living in filthy conditions and began removing them one-by-one from the home, some …

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