Hillary Clinton Is Getting More Involved In The Midterms

CNN- Hillary Clinton is getting more involved in the 2018 midterms. Clinton, through her political organization Onward Together, donated the maximum of $5,000 to 19 Democratic House candidates and four secretary of state candidates in June, according to the group’s filings with the Federal Election Commission. The donations represent the most concentrated midterm effort the former Democratic presidential nominee has made to date and further … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Is Getting More Involved In The Midterms

Palo Alto ICE Contractor Targeted By Protestors

ABC 7- With protestors blocking the front door, chanting, no one was entering or leaving the Palo Alto offices of Palantir during the noon hour Tuesday. A coaltion of 15 groups representing immigrants rights, unions, labor and Democrats want Palantir to cancel its contract with ICE for a case management system. Published reports say that contract is worth $59 million. Read More Continue reading Palo Alto ICE Contractor Targeted By Protestors

Trump Supporters Lawsuit Against The San Jose Police Can Move Forward

CBS San Francisco- A group of South Bay Trump supporters who were caught in an angry crowd during a 2016 protest scored a court victory Friday when a panel of judges ruled their lawsuit against San Jose police can go forward. A three-judge panel with Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Trump supporter Juan Hernandez, the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the … Continue reading Trump Supporters Lawsuit Against The San Jose Police Can Move Forward

Inland Empire Homeownership Drops To 60%, 17th Lowest In The National

Press Enterprise- The Inland Empire’s homeownership rate dipped in the second quarter as more homes for sale stood empty. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, new census stats show 60.1 percent of households lived in homes they owned in the second quarter, the 17th lowest rate among the nation’s 75 metropolitan largest regions. The second quarter ownership level compares with 61.2 percent in the previous … Continue reading Inland Empire Homeownership Drops To 60%, 17th Lowest In The National

Cox Distances Himself From President Trump, ‘He’s His Own Man’

ABC 7- Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox may have aligned himself with the president during the primary, but he wants to emphasize to voters – he’s his own man. Eyewitness News reporter Josh Haskell sat down with Cox for a one-on-one interview on Thursday and talked to the candidate about how he plans to lead the state. “I think most people in this state are … Continue reading Cox Distances Himself From President Trump, ‘He’s His Own Man’

Federal Judge In Los Angeles To Appoint ‘Special Monitor’ To Evaluate Detention Facilities

KPCC- A federal judge in Los Angeles will appoint an independent monitor to evaluate conditions for immigrant children in U.S. border facilities. The decision comes after immigration lawyers argued that the Trump administration has been holding children and their parents in inhumane conditions. The government denied the allegations, and opposed the appointment of a monitor. Read More Continue reading Federal Judge In Los Angeles To Appoint ‘Special Monitor’ To Evaluate Detention Facilities

California Man Charged With 15 Felonies For California Fires

Daily Mail- A man was charged on suspicion of starting multiple fires that burned five homes on Friday and prompted thousands of evacuations from an entire Southern California mountain town. Brandon McGlover was charged with 15 felony counts that carry a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. McGlover was arrested on Wednesday and accused of starting … Continue reading California Man Charged With 15 Felonies For California Fires

Philadelphia Mayor Says City Won’t Share Arrest Database With ICE

Philadelphia Inquirer- Mayor Kenney won’t renew a controversial city contract that allows federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to access a key law-enforcement database, known as PARS, and use that information against undocumented but otherwise law-abiding immigrants in Philadelphia. “I cannot in good conscience allow the agreement to continue,” the mayor said. The decision, announced Friday, follows months of consultation with community groups, lawyers, and … Continue reading Philadelphia Mayor Says City Won’t Share Arrest Database With ICE

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sentenced To 7 Years

Sacramento Bee- Sheldon Silver, a former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before criminal charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by a judge who said political corruption in the state must end. The punishment, announced by U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni, amounts to five fewer years in prison than she gave him … Continue reading Former New York Assembly Speaker Sentenced To 7 Years

U.S. Contractor Admits To Taking $2.5M In Kickbacks

Sacramento Bee- A former project manager for a company that has done tens of millions of dollars in energy efficiency work for a number of U.S. government agencies agreed to plead guilty to charges he took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks from subcontractors across the country and in the Caribbean, court documents say. Bhaskar Patel, of Windermere, Florida, is facing up to 10 years … Continue reading U.S. Contractor Admits To Taking $2.5M In Kickbacks

San Francisco Train Conductors Are Now Warning People To Watch Out For Needles

Fox News- Watch where you sit on San Francisco Bay Area trains – it could be painful. Conductors there reportedly have taken to the trains’ PA systems to warn riders about hypodermic needles being left on seats by transient drug users as San Francisco fights an uphill battle to clean up thousands of syringes discarded each month all over the city. “Please look around you … Continue reading San Francisco Train Conductors Are Now Warning People To Watch Out For Needles

Federal Judge In Oregon Rules Transgender Students Have The Right To Choose Which Bathroom They Want To Use

The Hill- A federal judge in Oregon ruled this week that transgender students have a right to use restrooms that match the gender they identify with. Judge Marco Hernández of Federal District Court in Portland on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Dallas School District by Parents for Privacy last year seeking to eliminate a policy that previously allowed a transgender boy to use … Continue reading Federal Judge In Oregon Rules Transgender Students Have The Right To Choose Which Bathroom They Want To Use

Disneyland Increases Its Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

CBS News- Disneyland will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour, which the park said would represent one of the highest entry-level pay levels in the country. The agreement between Disneyland and its largest labor unions comes after a months-long effort from workers to boost their pay. Earlier this year, some of Disneyland’s workers said they struggled with poverty because of their low wages, and … Continue reading Disneyland Increases Its Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour