California

California Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) believes his state’s sky-high gas taxes aren’t to blame for the price disparity citizens pay at the pump compared to other Americans, and has instructed the state’s attorney general to investigate a so-called “mystery surcharge” — which he says can likely be attributed to price fixing or misleading practices by
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed more than a dozen firearm-related bills into law Friday, including one that expands the state’s existing red flag law. One law allows Californians to purchase just one long gun per month starting in July 2021. Another mandates that ammunitions dealers at firearm shows follow the same regulations as licensed
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) suggested Friday that controversial “red flag” laws should be used against conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. In a tweet, Swalwell said Shapiro is “reason 1,578 America needs red flag laws.” “Please tell me this lunatic does not own a gun,” Swalwell said. The Democratic lawmaker was responding to comments from Shapiro’s Friday
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Some environmentally conscious Californians are resorting to using gasoline power as the state’s power utility employs roving blackouts to avoid potential wildfires. Tesla warned its customers Wednesday to be aware of the problems and fully energize their vehicles instead of relying on half-power. Two electric vehicle owners in the state say they are not taking
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Surveillance video captured by police in Salinas, California, shows officers amazingly subduing a woman who had taken a hostage with a meat cleaver, without firing a shot. The video, which was released by KPIX-TV, shows an unidentified woman who was conducting some business at the police station front desk around 4:10pm local time on Wednesday.
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In the latest episode of “Slightly Offens*ve,” Elijah Schaffer hosts a mini-documentary on the shocking epidemic of homelessness and spread of “medieval” diseases in Los Angeles, California. Elijah spoke with residents of a homeless encampment alongside Freeway 405, as well as several volunteers who were part of a massive clean up effort lead by Scott
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The Trump administration will tell California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday that his state’s homeless population is hurting the environment, a move that ratchets up the president’s political war with the country’s biggest blue state. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote a letter to the governor citing multiple instances of California failing to meet
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California police say that a Santa Ana man got intoxicated on Wednesday night and broke into someone else’s apartment without permission. He might well have gotten away with it, at least temporarily, if he hadn’t made the worst possible choice under the circumstances: deciding to make multiple prank calls to 911 while he was there.
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Topics in this post: California Donald Trump President Donald Trump announced on Twitter his move to end California’s authority to craft emission regulations that are stricter than federal rules, a move that comes as the president continues roll back Obama-era regulations. “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to
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Some New York labor groups have expressed interest in changing New York gig-worker laws to resemble California’s AB5 bill. AB5, which passed California’s state Senate last week and is expected to be signed into law soon, would recognize some rideshare drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. New York Independent Drivers Guild Executive Director Brendan
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced a ban on state-funded travel to Iowa on Friday in response to an Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid from covering gender transition surgeries, according to The Sacramento Bee. Iowa becomes the latest addition to a list that also includes Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
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A California school district has initiated an investigation after a Marine tackle two students engaged in a fight last week. Video of the incident has since gone viral. Image source: Facebook/209 Times The video shows two Edison High School students fighting when 18-year-old Marine Pfc. Josue Valdez Sarmiento sprints toward them. Valdez Sarmiento runs into
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The California state Senate was evacuated on Friday, after a protestor in the chamber threw a red liquid — reportedly menstrual blood — onto several lawmakers. The identity of the alleged perpetrator has not been released, but the incident occurred while hundreds of protestors descended on Sacramento to demonstrate against new laws cracking down on
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Twelve leaders of a California-based church have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of holding homeless people against their will and forcing dozens of alleged victims into panhandling for the financial benefit of ministry leadership. What are the details? Imperial Valley Ministries runs roughly 30 non-denominational churches throughout the southwest United States and
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A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy caused a massive law enforcement response when he claimed that he had taken fire from a sniper in the parking lot of the sheriff department’s Lancaster station, but he has since confessed to the hoax. 21-year-old trainee Deputy Angel Reinosa radioed an emergency dispatcher on Wednesday and claimed he
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On Friday’s radio program, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discusses San Francisco’s newly approved resolution, which requires the use of alternative “person-first” words to refer to people with a criminal record. According to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ new set of guidelines, “dehumanizing language like ‘prisoner, ‘convict,’ inmate,’ or ‘felon’ only serve to obstruct
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Law enforcement and local government officials made it clear that they believed the murderous rampage by a vicious gang member in California could have been prevented had it not been for liberal incarceration policies. “He is a violent criminal who should have never been considered for release,” Garden Grove Mayor Steven Jones said. The bloody
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The University of California, Berkeley, was once known as the birthplace of the 1960s free-speech movement, but violent protests against conservative speakers on campus in recent years seemingly put a blemish on the school’s lofty status as a haven for unfettered expression. And a recent move by the city of Berkeley shows it may be
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