ACLU Sues Orange County Over Alleged Secret Informant Program

ABC 7– A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the Orange County District Attorney’s office and sheriff’s department have been conducting a secret jailhouse informant operation for decades. The suit, filed by the ACLU and others, claims the departments have recruited and placed informants in jail cells with defendants, paying and rewarding them for extracting incriminating information. Read More Continue reading ACLU Sues Orange County Over Alleged Secret Informant Program

California Lawmakers Introduce Legislation That Would Make It Easier To Prosecute Police Who Kill Civilians

Los Angeles Times– Flanked by civil rights advocates, California lawmakers announced new legislation Tuesday designed to make it easier to prosecute police officers who kill civilians. “We have been deeply saddened and frustrated by the killing of black and brown men by law enforcement,” said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), the bill’s author. “It seems that the worst possible outcome is increasingly the only outcome … Continue reading California Lawmakers Introduce Legislation That Would Make It Easier To Prosecute Police Who Kill Civilians

California Raises Tuition On Citizens, Excludes Illegal Aliens

The College Fix– The University of California Board of Regents voted this month to increase tuition for out-of-state students by 3.5 percent, a hike that translates to almost $1,000 in additional tuition. One group of students who will be unaffected by the out-of-state hike, however: Illegal immigrants, who retain California residency even as they remain in the country illegally. The vote to raise out-of-state tuition … Continue reading California Raises Tuition On Citizens, Excludes Illegal Aliens

San Francisco Board Votes Against Controversial Housing Bill

San Francisco Examiner– San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose state Senator Scott Wiener’s controversial housing bill that would change zoning regulations for all cities across the state to allow higher, denser buildings near public transit. The board voted 8-3 Tuesday to support a resolution introduced by Supervisors Aaron Peskin that officially opposed Wiener’s Senate Bill 827. The vote comes a week after … Continue reading San Francisco Board Votes Against Controversial Housing Bill

4 Presumed Dead In Marine Helicopter Crash Around El Centro Area

NBC Bay Area– Four crew members who were aboard a Marine helicopter when it crashed Tuesday near El Centro are presumed dead, U.S. Marine Corps officials confirmed. The Marine Corps said a CH-53E Super Stallion from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Miramar crashed “in the vicinity” of El Centro Tuesday at around 2:35 p.m. Read More Continue reading 4 Presumed Dead In Marine Helicopter Crash Around El Centro Area

YouTube Shooter’s Dad Says She Was Angry At The Company Because They Stopped Paying Her

Mercury News– A woman who shot three people and then took her own life at YouTube’s headquarters Tuesday had become angry at the company because it stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform, her father told the Bay Area News Group Tuesday night. Nasim Aghdam, 38, told her family a couple of weeks ago that YouTube had “stopped everything,” and “she was … Continue reading YouTube Shooter’s Dad Says She Was Angry At The Company Because They Stopped Paying Her

Average Rent In San Diego Up 8% From Last Year

San Diego Tribune– The average rent in San Diego County hit $1,887 a month in March, increasing 8 percent in a year, and reaching a new record, said a new report released this week. At the same time, vacancy rates rose to their highest point since 2014 — 4.08 percent — as a flood of high-end rentals hit the market, said San Diego-based MarketPointe Realty … Continue reading Average Rent In San Diego Up 8% From Last Year

Santa Clara County Sheriff Spent $75K Of Taxpayer Money On Report That Praises Her

Mercury News– Santa Clara County’s embattled sheriff came under fire Tuesday for spending $75,000 in taxpayers money on a report written by a handpicked consultant who praised her for trying to fix problems in the jail that erupted under her management. The report, which critics claim gives Sheriff Laurie Smith too much credit, is the latest flash-point in an increasingly bitter election campaign for Santa … Continue reading Santa Clara County Sheriff Spent $75K Of Taxpayer Money On Report That Praises Her

San Diego Church Is Offering Sanctuary To Illegal Aliens

San Diego Tribune– The First Unitarian Universalist Church, which has campuses in Hillcrest and Chula Vista, has voted to become a sanctuary for immigrants who are trying to fight their cases in court. The decision came after a yearlong investigation by the church board, concerned about ramped up enforcement under President Donald Trump, into what it would mean to be a sanctuary. The board unanimously … Continue reading San Diego Church Is Offering Sanctuary To Illegal Aliens

California Lawmakers Target Lethal Force Law In Wake Of Recent Shootings

CBS Bay Area– Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The proposed legislation would change the current “reasonable force” rule to a “necessary force” standard. That means officers would be allowed to shoot only if “there were no other … Continue reading California Lawmakers Target Lethal Force Law In Wake Of Recent Shootings

Huntington Beach To Join Sanctuary City Lawsuit Against California

ABC 7– The Huntington Beach City Council met Monday night and decided the city will file a lawsuit against California over its sanctuary law. The meeting started at 6 p.m. and the city is the latest one to join in the backlash against California’s pro-immigrant policies. Read More Continue reading Huntington Beach To Join Sanctuary City Lawsuit Against California

San Francisco Mayor Announces $500K In Grants To Keep Non-Profits In The City

San Francisco Examiner– Ten San Francisco nonprofits will receive a total of $500,000 in grants under a program intended to keep nonprofits in the city they serve, Mayor Mark Farrell announced Monday. The selected organizations were awarded grants to support real estate costs and expansion efforts as a part of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, a program begun two years ago under Mayor Ed Lee that … Continue reading San Francisco Mayor Announces $500K In Grants To Keep Non-Profits In The City

Illegal Alien Who Was Arrested After Dropping Off His Kids At Daycare, Has Now Been Released

KCRA– A Mexican father arrested by immigration officials after dropping off his daughter at day care in California was released from a detention center on Monday and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. after a judge ruled he could face persecution with a return to Mexico. Fernando Carrillo walked out of a U.S. immigration office in San Francisco and hugged his wife and … Continue reading Illegal Alien Who Was Arrested After Dropping Off His Kids At Daycare, Has Now Been Released

California Supreme Court Upholds Law That Allows DNA Collection Of People Arrested For Felonies

Los Angeles Times– In a blow to privacy advocates, the California Supreme Court decided 4-3 Monday that the state may continue to take DNA from people arrested for a felony crime. The ruling upheld a provision in Proposition 69, approved by voters in 2004, that said any adult arrested or charged with a felony must consent to have his or her cheek swabbed for DNA. Even if … Continue reading California Supreme Court Upholds Law That Allows DNA Collection Of People Arrested For Felonies