Jerry Brown Pardons 5 Men Facing Deportation

The Fresno Bee– California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday pardoned five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two whose families fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago. The pardons don’t automatically stop deportation proceedings, but eliminate the state convictions federal authorities based their deportation decisions on. That gives the men’s lawyers strong legal arguments before immigration judges to try to prevent the deportations. Read … Continue reading Jerry Brown Pardons 5 Men Facing Deportation

San Francisco Immigration Judge Allows Illegal Alien To Stay In U.S.

CBS Bay Area– An immigration judge Thursday issued an order allowing a Mexican immigrant and San Jose father facing deportation to remain in the United States, supporters said. Immigration Judge Joseph Park issued a withholding of removal order for Fernando Carrillo Thursday afternoon, according to Sarah Lee, an organizer with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. Read More Continue reading San Francisco Immigration Judge Allows Illegal Alien To Stay In U.S.

Sacramento Homeowner Puts House Up For Sale But Won’t Sell To Trump Supporters

CBS Sacramento– A Sacramento area home is up for sale, but it comes with a catch. The homeowner has a political preference in mind for the next owner of her house, which has been in her family for decades. “She entertained people from all walks of life,” said the homeowner who asked we not use her name for fear of retaliation. “I told her [the realtor] that I didn’t want … Continue reading Sacramento Homeowner Puts House Up For Sale But Won’t Sell To Trump Supporters

San Francisco Mayor Wants to Bring The Democratic National Convention To The Deep Blue City

San Francisco Examiner– San Francisco will compete to host the Democratic National Convention in 2020 and Mayor Mark Farrell says locating the event here would send a strong message to President Donald Trump. Farrell sent a letter Thursday to chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez saying he would like San Francisco to be considered as the host city for the event. The letter … Continue reading San Francisco Mayor Wants to Bring The Democratic National Convention To The Deep Blue City

Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights Groups Call For California’s DA to Charge Police Officers Involved In Stephon Clark Shooting

Fox 40– Holding a press conference in front of City Hall, Sacramento’s black community leaders are continuing to urge the city to make policing policy changes in the wake of Stephon Clark’s death. District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s office is now the planned site for protests to be held within the next three days. “We need change, systematic change. So we will be focusing on … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights Groups Call For California’s DA to Charge Police Officers Involved In Stephon Clark Shooting

New Poll Shows Californian’s Support Stronger Security And Banning AR-15 Rifles

Orange County Register– Californians strongly favor metal detectors and armed security at school sites and a ban on AR-15-style rifles. But there was less certainty over the topic of arming teachers in the results of an Eyewitness News-Southern California News Group poll conducted by Survey USA and released Wednesday, March 28. Read More Continue reading New Poll Shows Californian’s Support Stronger Security And Banning AR-15 Rifles

Southern California Water Bills Increase $2.40 Under New Delta Tunnel Plan

KPCC– Southern California gets about a third of its water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta east of San Francisco. But deliveries aren’t always reliable because ecological concerns often slow the pumps conveying the water southward. The state wants to build two new conveyance tunnels under the delta to reduce ecological harm and increase reliability, but the plan is in trouble for lack of funding. … Continue reading Southern California Water Bills Increase $2.40 Under New Delta Tunnel Plan

Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Northern California Cop Killer

KCRA– A Sacramento County jury unanimously recommended the death penalty Tuesday for a man found guilty in the killings of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. A judge will make the official decision on Luis Bracamontes’ sentencing on April 25. Bracamontes, who was in the country illegally after having previously been deported twice to Mexico, was convicted in February in the 2014 shooting deaths of Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny … Continue reading Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Northern California Cop Killer

Illegal Aliens Held In Richmond Jail Sue The U.S.

SF Gate– Two Mexican nationals with families in the Bay Area who have been jailed in Richmond for more than six months sued the federal government Tuesday, arguing they have a right to bond hearings while pursuing asylum cases. The ACLU and a trio of law firms representing the immigrants say the pair are not alone. They are seeking class-action status on behalf of hundreds … Continue reading Illegal Aliens Held In Richmond Jail Sue The U.S.

New Poll Shows Newsom In The Lead, Followed By Villaraigosa In California’s Governor Race

ABC 7– With just 10 weeks until the statewide primaries, the key races are starting to take shape. ABC7 obtained results of an exclusive Eyewitness News Southern California News Group poll conducted by SurveyUSA. In the governor’s race, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom maintains a sizeable lead with 22 percent of the vote. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is next with 14 percent. Read More Continue reading New Poll Shows Newsom In The Lead, Followed By Villaraigosa In California’s Governor Race

Orange County May Challenge California’s “Sanctuary State” Law

KPCC– Leaders of Orange County, California, planned Tuesday to consider fighting a state law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations under the Trump administration. The backlash to the state’s so-called sanctuary law comes a week after the small city of Los Alamitos in Orange County voted to opt out of the policy. The supervisors of the Southern California county of 3.2 million people were … Continue reading Orange County May Challenge California’s “Sanctuary State” Law

Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department Let ICE Interview Inmates

CBS Bay Area– A San Francisco Bay Area sheriff’s office says it allowed federal deportation officers to enter the jail it operates and interview four inmates in violation of the agency’s pro-immigrant sanctuary policies. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told the San Francisco Chronicle that members of her staff “mistakenly” let U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers enter their facility March 7 and 8. Read More Continue reading Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department Let ICE Interview Inmates

California Sues To Keep Citizenship Question Off 2020 US Census

KQED News– The U.S. Commerce Department announced late Monday that it will restore a question about citizenship to the 2020 census questionnaire. In an eight-page memo Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the Justice Department requested that the census ask who is a citizen in order to help determine possible violations of the Voting Rights Act, to help enforce that law. Read More Continue reading California Sues To Keep Citizenship Question Off 2020 US Census

New California Bill Would Dramatically Increase Housing Development

Los Angeles Times– For decades, the question of where Los Angeles should build housing has been a local matter. Real estate developers have mostly relied on an elaborate web of city zoning rules to figure out how tall a new residential building can be, how many parking spaces it must have, and how many homes can be built on a particular piece of property. Now, … Continue reading New California Bill Would Dramatically Increase Housing Development

California Student Organizes Pro-Life School Walkout

National Review– A California student will lead a school walkout on April 11 to protest abortion, just a few weeks after his school joined others across the country in walkouts protesting gun violence. Rocklin High School student Brandon Gillespie wanted to see whether his school’s administration practiced a double standard for what student protests they are willing to approve. “Along with being a movement commemorating … Continue reading California Student Organizes Pro-Life School Walkout