California’s Middle Class Is Disappearing

The Hill- California made major news this month, reclaiming a valuable economic marker and surpassing Britain as the fifth largest economy in the world. Its growth after the recession has accelerated under President Trump and even turned a modest surplus. However, the Golden State remains one of the most unequal in the nation. It has both billions of dollars in Silicon Valley and rampant homelessness. Its efforts to eliminate … Continue reading California’s Middle Class Is Disappearing

Prop 6 Leader Wants To Recall AG Becerra

KUSI- A conservative San Diego radio host who has been a driving force behind an initiative to repeal recent gas tax increases says he’ll seek to recall Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra if the bid fails. The effort announced Monday by Carl DeMaio would ensure that the gas tax remains a political fight long after the voters decide Proposition 6 next week. Repealing the higher … Continue reading Prop 6 Leader Wants To Recall AG Becerra

SoCal Edison Says Its Equipment Helped Start Thomas Fire

ABC 7- Southern California Edison is publicly acknowledging that its equipment was responsible for contributing to the start of the massive Thomas Fire, which burned more than 280,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The company acknowledged in a financial filing Tuesday that its equipment was responsible for one of at least two origin points of the fire. Read More Continue reading SoCal Edison Says Its Equipment Helped Start Thomas Fire

Audit: California Paid $4B In Questionable Medi-Cal Claims

VC Star- California paid at least $4 billion over four years in questionable Medi-Cal premiums and claims because it failed to follow up on eligibility discrepancies, according to an audit released Tuesday. From 2014 through 2017, more than 450,000 people marked as eligible for Medi-Cal in the state’s system were listed as ineligible in county systems, the California auditor’s office said. Half of those discrepancies … Continue reading Audit: California Paid $4B In Questionable Medi-Cal Claims

Tom SteyerCompares President Trump To Saddam Hussein

Daily Caller- Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is running a Facebook ad comparing President Donald Trump to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The ad features a three-minute long video that accuses the president of following a “dictator’s playbook” modeled by tyrants like Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, in addition to Hussein. Read More Continue reading Tom SteyerCompares President Trump To Saddam Hussein

San Francisco Supervisors Choose Drinking Water Shortages To Resist Trump

Fresno Bee- For months, San Francisco, a hotbed of anti-Donald Trump sentiment, has found itself in the awkward position of being aligned with his administration over California water policy. On Tuesday, the city’s leaders said the alliance was unbearable. In an 11-0 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed in a resolution to support the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposal to leave more … Continue reading San Francisco Supervisors Choose Drinking Water Shortages To Resist Trump

Bernie Campaigns In California

Breitbart- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaigned in California on Friday and Saturday, but few congressional candidates were there to accompany him — aside from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who represents a safe seat in Berkeley, and Mike Levin, who is running for the open seat in the 49th congressional district, among a few others. Sanders’s aim, according to the San Jose Mercury News, may have more … Continue reading Bernie Campaigns In California

City of San Francisco Spends $310K To Register Illegals

Daily Caller- The city of San Francisco spent $310,000 on an initiative that aims to register illegal immigrants to cast ballots for its school board, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report published Sunday. Canvassers only managed to find 49 people, so, as The San Francisco Chronicle calculates, that divides into $6,326 for ever voter reached. The Chronicle concluded that the projects were “pretty much a bust the … Continue reading City of San Francisco Spends $310K To Register Illegals

Kamala Harris Tax Plan Would Cost $2.8T

Bloomberg- It’s been a week for tax ideas with potentially hefty price tags. A plan from Senator Kamala Harris, a California Democrat regarded as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, would cost $2.8 trillion over a decade, the conservative Tax Foundation said Wednesday. Harris’s proposal would provide a tax credit or direct payment to middle-class and poor individuals and families. Read More Continue reading Kamala Harris Tax Plan Would Cost $2.8T

Officials Urge Californians To Prepare For Mudslides

Los Angeles Times- On the coastal highway leading into Santa Barbara, the signs of last year’s Thomas fire are starting to disappear: Scorched hillsides are no longer covered in black ash, and the palm trees that ignited like torches are sprouting new fronds. Yet reminders of the mudslide that roared through Montecito a month later and killed at least 21 people are far more visible. … Continue reading Officials Urge Californians To Prepare For Mudslides

Brown To Lead Doomsday Clock Group

CBS Sacramento- California Gov. Jerry Brown has been named executive chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group that measures manmade threats to human existence. The group manages the Doomsday Clock. It’s a visual representation of how close the Bulletin believes the world is to catastrophe brought on by nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies. Read More Continue reading Brown To Lead Doomsday Clock Group

California Volcanoes Are ‘Very High Threat’

Mercury News- Government scientists are classifying 18 U.S. volcanoes as a “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people. Three are in California. The U.S. Geological Survey is updating its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger list is topped by Hawaii’s Kilauea, which has been erupting this year. The others in … Continue reading California Volcanoes Are ‘Very High Threat’

Steyer: Vote Or Arrogant, Entitled, Rich White Old Men Will Run The World

Daily Caller- Billionaire Tom Steyer is urging young college students in California to get out and vote in November or risk letting “arrogant, rich white men” run the country for the next two years. Steyer, a 61-year-old former hedge fund manager, canvassed the Cal State Fullerton campus in California recently to get young people out to vote in the midterm elections. His campaign pitch is an unusual … Continue reading Steyer: Vote Or Arrogant, Entitled, Rich White Old Men Will Run The World

FBI Investigating Cyberattacks Against California Democrat

The Hill- The FBI has opened up an investigation into cyberattacks that targeted a California Democrat who eventually lost a tight House primary race earlier this year, according to Rolling Stone, citing a source close to the campaign. The inquiry centers on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the campaign website for Bryan Caforio, who finished third in the June primary. He was running in California’s 25th Congressional … Continue reading FBI Investigating Cyberattacks Against California Democrat