Maywood mayor Ramon Medina Mojarro convicted for animal cruelty

Screenshot 2018-08-23 at 11.52.12.pngIf you are one of those people who thinks the government should take care of you, you may want to think again.

Maywood mayor Ramon Medina Mojarro has been convicted of animal cruelty for failing to care for his gravely ill dog.

Mojarro has been found guilty of one count of animal cruelty and one count of failure to care for an animal.

Prosecutors successfully argued that Mojarro’s mistreatment of his pitbull mix caused the animal to suffer from chronic illness. The dog had not been taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

The dog was emaciated, had severe muscle wasting, couldn’t walk or eat and had to be euthanized.

Mayor Mojarro is looking at up to one year in jail.

via Southern California mayor convicted of animal cruelty | State |


San Francisco Chamber of Commerce endorses shooting galleries for junkies

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Having junkies around is apparently good for business. That’s one of the takeaways from Talia Hart, the president and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Her board voted to unanimously support the use of “safe injection sites” in San Francisco. In other words, shooting galleries for hard-core drug users.

That’s music to the ears of community leaders who are working feverishly to bring safe injection sites to town.

So on your next trip to the Bay Area, be sure to bring your heroin. Someday soon, after a long day of sightseeing and shopping, you’ll be able to relax and unwind in one of the city’s shooting galleries.

Ignore the tiny detail that possessing heroin, and most other junkie preferred mind altering chemicals, is still against state and federal law.

via SF Chamber supports safe injection sites –

Cops press for even more gun control in California

Screenshot 2018-08-23 at 08.36.31.pngThanks to the police, California is on the verge of making some of the most restrictive firearms laws in the country even tougher.

Lawmakers say they are simply bending to these demands for more gun control laws.

One bill would increase the age to buy all firearms to 21 and ban the sale of more than one gun in a month.

Other proposals would prohibit gun ownership for anyone involuntarily committed to a facility twice in one year for a mental health disorder or for an individual who has been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

Police officers in California have a long history of opposing the Second Amendment. They have for years forcefully advocated for a society where they are the only ones allowed to possess firearms.

Ask your friends in Mexico how that’s working for them.

After Janus, vindictive union haters sue SEIU 521

Screenshot 2018-08-23 at 08.33.04.pngWinning a U.S. Supreme Court case apparently isn’t good enough for the vindictive union haters at the National Right to Work Foundation.

After their big Supreme Court win, the organization is suing Services Employees International Union Local 522 on behalf of William Hough, a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority worker who did not want to participate in the labor organization but still had so-called “fair share” fees deducted from his paycheck and handed to the union.

For 41 years, unions in certain states were allowed to collect those fees as a protection against “free riders,” or people who benefited from bargaining but did not pay for the union’s services.

The Supreme Court in June banned the practice for public sector unions, finding that government unions are inherently political and workers could not be compelled to support them.

In the new case, the Right to Work Foundation estimates that a ruling in Hough’s favor could force SEIU Local 521 to pay “millions of dollars” to government workers across central California.

via After Janus, Right to Work Foundation sues SEIU 521 | The Sacramento Bee

#Vaping #scam: How E-cigarettes kill you

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In their lust for money, the vaping industry spins the fake news that vaping is actually good for you because it will help smokers kick the cigarette habit. It’s just a scam.

In yet another study outing the vaping industry, researchers looked for cancer-causing substances in saliva taken from five vapers before and after a 15-minute session.

They also assessed DNA damage in the cells of the volunteers’ mouths.

They identified three DNA-damaging compounds, formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal, whose levels increased after vaping. Four of the five e-cigarette users showed greater DNA damage related to acrolein exposure.

None of this stuff is good for you.

Researchers plan to follow up this preliminary study with a larger one involving more e-cigarette users and non-users.

They also want to see how the level of DNA damage differs between e-cigarette users and regular cigarette smokers.

Bottom line, vaping will kill you, just like cigarette smoking. The hype around vaping is just a scam so vaping companies can get your money. They could care less about your health.

via E-cigarettes could ‘increase your risk of cancer by damaging your DNA’, experts warn

Sen. Joel Anderson: “You better shut up before I bitch slap you!”

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“You better shut up before I bitch slap you!”

“Thug Life” has taken on a new meaning in the California Legislature.

And now, State Sen. Joel Anderson is facing a legislative investigation after a female lobbyist accused him of threatening to “bitch slap” her and harassing her at a Capitol-area bar last week, sources say.

Stephanie Roberson, a lobbyist with the California Nurses Assn., filed a complaint with the Senate Rules Committee on Friday.

Anderson, a San Diego County Republican who is termed out this year, is running for a seat on the Board of Equalization, the state’s tax board.

A witness says Anderson first approached Roberson at a fundraiser and brought up the fact that Roberson’s organization never endorsed him. During the conversation, Anderson made comments about Roberson’s appearance and then threatened to hit her.

“You better shut up before I bitch slap you,” Anderson said to Roberson, according to the witness. He repeated the threat multiple times. A second witness corroborated the story.

Anderson was subsequently booted from the restaurant.

via Female lobbyist lodges complaint that state Sen. Joel Anderson threatened to hit her

The Judicial Branch’s Constitutional Provisions

JCLogo.pngBy Chris Micheli

The judicial branch of California state government, which is the largest judicial system in the country, is provided for in Article VI of the California Constitution. There are three levels of courts in this state: superior (the trial courts), appellate (the appeals courts), and Supreme (the highest court).

The Judicial Council is the rulemaking entity for the judicial branch and has promulgated the California Rules of Court and there are also local rules of court. Article VI of the California Constitution sets forth the duties and obligations of the judicial branch of government. Article Six has the following provisions:

Section One provides that the judicial power of the state is vested in the Supreme Court, courts of appeal, and superior courts, all of which are courts of record.

Section Two provides that the Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice and 6 associate justices and the agreement of four judges present at the argument is necessary for a judgment.

Section Three provides that the Legislature must divide the state into districts with each containing a court of appeal with one or more divisions and that each division consists of a presiding justice and 2 or more associate justices. Agreement of two judges present at the argument is necessary for a judgment.

Section Four provides that, in each county of the state, there is a superior court of one or more judges and the Legislature prescribes the number of judges and provides for the officers and employees of each superior court. In addition, this section provides that, in each superior court, there is an appellate division and that the Chief Justice assigns judges to the appellate division for specified terms.

Section Six provides that the Judicial Council consists of the Chief Justice and one other judge of the Supreme Court, three judges of the courts of appeal, 10 judges of the superior courts, two nonvoting court administrators, and any other nonvoting members as determined by the voting membership of the council, each appointed by the Chief Justice for a three-year term pursuant to procedures established by the council; four members of the State Bar appointed by its governing body for three-year terms; and, one member of each house of the Legislature appointed as provided by the respective house. In addition, this section provides that the Council appoints an Administrative Director of the Courts, who serves at its pleasure and performs functions delegated by the Council or the Chief Justice, other than adopting rules of court administration, practice and procedure.

Section Seven provides that the Commission on Judicial Appointments consists of the Chief Justice, the Attorney General, and the presiding justice of the court of appeal of the affected district or, if there are 2 or more presiding justices, the one who has presided longest or, when a nomination or appointment to the Supreme Court is to be considered, the presiding justice who has presided longest on any court of appeal.

Section Eight provides that the Commission on Judicial Performance consists of one judge of a court of appeal and two judges of superior courts, each appointed by the Supreme Court; two members of the State Bar of California who have practiced law in this State for 10 years, each appointed by the Governor; and, six citizens who are not judges, retired judges, or members of the State Bar of California, two of whom to be appointed by the Governor, two by the Senate Committee on Rules, and two by the Speaker of the Assembly.

Section Nine provides that the State Bar of California is a public corporation and that every person admitted and licensed to practice law in California is a member of the State Bar, except while holding office as a judge of a court of record.

Section Ten provides that the Supreme Court, courts of appeal, superior courts, and their judges have original jurisdiction in habeas corpus proceedings. Those courts also have original jurisdiction in proceedings for extraordinary relief in the nature of mandamus, certiorari, and prohibition. Superior courts have original jurisdiction in all other causes. The court may make any comment on the evidence and the testimony and credibility of any witness as in its opinion is necessary for the proper determination of the cause.

Section Eleven provides that the Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction when judgment of death has been pronounced. When appellate jurisdiction in civil cases is determined by the amount in controversy, the Legislature may change the appellate jurisdiction of the courts of appeal by changing the jurisdictional amount in controversy.

Section Twelve provides that the Supreme Court may, before decision, transfer to itself a cause in a court of appeal. It may, before decision, transfer a cause from itself to a court of appeal or from one court of appeal or division to another. In addition, this section provides that the Supreme Court may review the decision of a court of appeal in any cause.

Section Thirteen provides that no judgment may be set aside, or new trial granted, in any cause on the ground of misdirection of the jury or of the improper admission or rejection of evidence, or for any error as to any matter of pleading, or for any error as to any matter of procedure, unless, after an examination of the entire cause, the court is of the opinion that the error complained of has resulted in a miscarriage of justice.

Section Fourteen provides that the Legislature must provide for the prompt publication of the opinions of the Supreme Court and courts of appeal as the Supreme Court deems appropriate and those opinions must be available for publication by any person. In addition, this section provides that the decisions of the Supreme Court and courts of appeal that determine causes must be in writing with reasons stated.

Section Fifteen provides that a person is ineligible to be a judge of a court of record unless for 10 years immediately preceding selection that person has been a member of the State Bar or served as a judge of a court of record in this State.

Section Sixteen provides that judges of the Supreme Court are to be elected at large and judges of courts of appeal must be elected in their districts at general elections at the same time and places as the Governor. Their terms are 12 years beginning the Monday after January 1 following their election. In addition, this section provides that judges of superior courts are to be elected in their counties at general elections. For vacancies, the Governor fills vacancies in those courts by appointment. A nomination or appointment by the Governor is effective when confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

Section Seventeen provides that a judge of a court of record may not practice law and during the term for which the judge was selected is ineligible for public employment or public office other than judicial employment or judicial office, except a judge of a court of record may accept a part-time teaching position that is outside the normal hours of his or her judicial position and that does not interfere with the regular performance of his or her judicial duties while holding office. In addition, this section provides that a judicial officer may not receive fines or fees for personal use. A judicial officer may not earn retirement service credit from a public teaching position while holding judicial office.

Section Eighteen provides that a judge is disqualified from acting as a judge, without loss of salary, while there is pending (1) an indictment or an information charging the judge in the United States with a crime punishable as a felony under California or federal law, or (2) a petition to the Supreme Court to review a determination by the Commission on Judicial Performance to remove or retire a judge. The Commission on Judicial Performance may disqualify a judge from acting as a judge, without loss of salary, upon notice of formal proceedings by the commission charging the judge with judicial misconduct or disability. The Commission on Judicial Performance shall suspend a judge from office without salary when in the United States the judge pleads guilty or no contest or is found guilty of a crime punishable as a felony under California or federal law or of any other crime that involves moral turpitude under that law. In addition, this section provides that the Commission on Judicial Performance may (1) retire a judge for disability that seriously interferes with the performance of the judge’s duties and is or is likely to become permanent, or (2) censure a judge or former judge or remove a judge for action occurring not more than 6 years prior to the commencement of the judge’s current term or of the former judge’s last term that constitutes willful misconduct in office, persistent failure or inability to perform the judge’s duties, habitual intemperance in the use of intoxicants or drugs, or conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute, or (3) publicly or privately admonish a judge or former judge found to have engaged in an improper action or dereliction of duty. When the Supreme Court reviews a determination of the commission, it may make an independent review of the record. If the Supreme Court has not acted within 120 days after granting the petition, the decision of the commission shall be final.

Section Eighteen Point One provides that the Commission on Judicial Performance must exercise discretionary jurisdiction with regard to the oversight and discipline of subordinate judicial officers, according to the same standards, and subject to review upon petition to the Supreme Court.

Section Eighteen Point Five provides that, upon request, the Commission on Judicial

Performance must provide to the Governor of any State of the Union the text of any private admonishment, advisory letter, or other disciplinary action together with any information that the Commission on Judicial Performance deems necessary to a full understanding of the commission’s action with respect to any applicant whom the Governor of any State of the Union indicates is under consideration for any judicial appointment.

Section Nineteen provides that the Legislature must prescribe compensation for judges of courts of record. A judge of a court of record may not receive the salary for the judicial office held by the judge while any cause before the judge remains pending and undetermined for 90 days after it has been submitted for decision.

Section Twenty provides that the Legislature must provide for retirement of judges of courts of record for age or disability.

Section Twenty-One provides that, upon stipulation of the parties, the court may order a cause to be tried by a temporary judge who is a member of the State Bar, sworn and empowered to act until final determination of the cause.

Section Twenty-Two provides that the Legislature may provide for the appointment by trial courts of record of officers such as commissioners to perform subordinate judicial duties.

Screenshot 2018-08-19 at 08.40.14Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at McGeorge School of Law in its Capital Lawyering Program.

Stupid Oakland white supremacist threatened Spanish speakers over parking space, loses her job

Screenshot 2018-08-10 at 09.27.20.pngA really stupid Oakland psychologist stepped down from her role as CEO of an East Bay mental health clinic after she was captured on video claiming to be an immigration attorney and demanding that a group of people speaking Spanish and English move their parked vehicle from the curb in front of her home.

Clearly she’s the one who needs some mental treatment.

The taped encounter is the latest in a string of viral videos in which Bay Area residents have filmed and shared interactions with Liberal white bigots.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this bigot is psychologist Lesleigh Franklin.

Franklin stepped down from her position as the head and founder of the East Bay Family Institute, an Oakland-based center that provides mental health services and works with the immigrant community.

WTF???? Seriously???!!! She provides services to the “immigrant community”? Really???

The video is similar to the video of a white woman who confronted a group of African American people barbecuing near Lake Merritt. Another viral video showed a white woman calling police on an 8-year-old African American girl selling water in San Francisco.

The evidence continues to mount….Liberal white people in the Bay Area are basically racist jerks.

via New viral video shows Oakland woman threatening Spanish speakers over parking space –

Is Jackie Lacey going to let these sex criminals off the hook?

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Accused sex criminals Steven Seagal,  Harvey Weinstein, and Anthony Anderson.

The L.A. County district attorney’s office says that the Beverly Hills Police Department presented it with a third sex assault case involving Harvey Weinstein.

That case, and five others involving Weinstein presented by Beverly Hills and Los Angeles police.

Screenshot 2018-08-10 at 09.20.57.pngThe prosecutor’s office is also reviewing two investigations that the Los Angeles Police Department presented to it Wednesday, a spokesman said: one into a sexual assault allegation against action star Steven Seagal, and one into a sexual assault allegation against “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson.

Weinstein continues to deny his sex crime activity. Since last fall, dozens of women have accused the film mogul of using his power and influence to sexually exploit young women, including many aspiring actresses.

Seagal has over several decades faced more than half a dozen allegations of sexual assault, including rape. The allegations have been leveled by actresses, film workers and reporters.

He continues to deny his sex crime activity.

Anderson continues to deny his sex crime activity.

Will the District Attorney let them walk?

via Sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Steven Seagal and Anthony Anderson land on L.A. prosecutors’ desks

#Islamic indoctrination of “non-heritage” children in Sacramento schools

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Islamics are establishing a bigger foothold in Sacramento.

The program mixes Montessori pedagogy with StarTalk standards to create a fun, hands-on learning experience for heritage and non-heritage students, said Amira Kotb, the co-Executive Director of ALEFE, which is pronounced Aleph.

“We’re showing them that in order to learn about a culture, it needs to happen through a direct interaction with the culture,” Kotb told the Sacramento Bee.

Indoctrination is the clinical definition. By the way, are those “non-heritage students” your kids?

Marwa Swelam, a teacher at the summer camp, told The Bee she was surprised how quickly kids had picked up basic Arabic words and grammar.

Within the next 5 years, ALEFE hopes to found a multilingual Arabic charter school in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee.

This program could easily fit into a broader pattern of behavior advocated by groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations and funded by the brutal dictators who run the Saudi government. Both have an aggressive goal of the Islamization of America.

It’s even more strange considering that California educators uniformly recoil from anything religious in our public schools. Yet they embrace programs like this.

ALEFE needs much less applause and much more scrutiny — on all levels.

via New ALEFE summer camp immerses kids in Arabic language, culture | The Sacramento Bee

#Stanford #rapist #BrockTurner is still a #rapist — judges reject request for new trial

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Stanford Rapist Brock Turner

An appeals court has rejected  Stanford University rapist Brock Turner’s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.

That’s good news.

The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled that there was “substantial evidence” that Brock Turner received a fair trial.

In 2016, a jury convicted Turner of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.

During Turner’s trial, feckless Judge Aaron Persky rejected a prosecutor’s demand for a lengthy prison term and instead sentenced Turner to six months in jail. He was released from jail in September 2016 after serving three months.

Voters correctly recalled Persky in June.


California Dems not so big on abolishing #ICE

Screenshot 2018-08-08 at 08.09.23.pngCalifornia’s top Democratic hopefuls are backing away from the “Abolish ICE” rallying cry that has emerged as a mantra for progressive activists.

No kidding. Democrat leaders here actually want to win some elections.

None of the Democrats running in the 10 most competitive House races in California support dissolving the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to a Bay Area News Group survey of the candidates over the last week.

Extremists have argued that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE — which was formed in 2003 in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks — needs to be done away with to prevent abuses of undocumented immigrants. Attention on the idea grew over the last month amid a barrage of news stories about migrant children removed from their families.

Several polls have found that most Americans oppose abolishing ICE.  GOP operatives are ready to use that ammo. Last month, a SuperPAC backing congressional Republicans launched Facebook ads attacking Democratic candidates over the ICE issue. The ads, paid for by Defending Main Street PAC, declared that “liberal Democrats…are trying to abolish ICE and weaken our border security.”

So far, however, only about a dozen Democratic members of Congress have actually come out in favor of dissolving the agency. Even as potential presidential candidates, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have supported the idea, the vast majority of the party’s elected officials aren’t onboard. Party leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, have kept their distance from the debate.

via Abolish ICE: Why California Dems aren’t joining the new progressive rallying cry – East Bay Times

Family schemes to free cold-blooded killer #ScottPeterson

Screenshot 2018-08-08 at 07.59.55.pngScott Peterson is guilty of adultery but not murder, his sister-in-law said in the family’s first comprehensive video interview with The Modesto Bee since his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, went missing nearly 16 years ago.

“We don’t have justice yet; we’re not there,” Janey Peterson said. “We can’t be content thinking we know what happened to Laci and Conner; we don’t.”

That’s rich.

This week, Scott Peterson’s lawyers are filing a final court document aimed at reversing the death-penalty verdict their client received in December 2004.

It’s the last in a standard series of six written pleadings before the California Supreme Court hears oral arguments and decides whether the one-time Modesto man will be executed for murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son at Christmastime 2002.

The Supreme Court has overturned 10 percent of the nearly 200 capital punishment verdicts it has reviewed since 2009. So far this year, the court has reversed one of 16 death-penalty decisions.

via Scott Peterson’s sister-in-law, Janey: ‘We don’t have justice yet; we’re not there.’ | The Modesto Bee

#Apple, #Facebook, #Spotify, and #YouTube Accelerate Censorship Effort

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One by one, social media giants Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube have found strength in numbers to kick popular conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off their platforms — and feed his conspiracy theories at the same time.

Apple set off the chain of action when it removed five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes and the podcast application on Sunday. By Monday morning, Facebook announced it removed four pages related to the Infowars media empire for “repeated violations of Community Standards.”

Spotify also moved to take down a show by Jones on Monday, which had several episodes removed last week. After multiple warnings over several months, YouTube on Monday removed Jones’s channel, followed by almost 2.5 million subscribers.

The move from “Big Tech” certainly gives him material. In a promo for a show, Infowars wars that “the war on your mind is in full swing as globalists remove outlets of liberty and truth, starting with the tip of the spear: Alex Jones.”

The last major platform Jones has is, of course, Twitter. Though users are still begging the social media site to properly remove hate speech, it did feel moved enough to start label posts containing “sensitive material” with a warning before giving users the option to view it.

via Social Media Giants Deplatform Alex Jones – August 6, 2018 – SF Weekly

Going strawless isn’t going to be enough to keep the garbage police away

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Garbage Police searching for evidence.

In the minds of enraged environmentalists, going strawless is not going to stop the flow of plastic trash into our landfills, streets and oceans. Even if every plastic straw ever produced disappeared, environmentalists would  still be angry.

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The earth has become a plastic hell.

After all, if Starbucks is handing out a billion straws to customers every year, it’s handing out a similar amount of plastic lids and cups to go with them.

Just imagine the array of single-use plastic items that consumers encounter every day at home, at the office, at school and at the store. Most of our food comes wrapped in some sort of plastic, as do most products we buy daily.

In the eyes of the Leftists, the earth has become a plastic hell, and it’s all your fault. Expect that knock on the door from the garbage police. They’ll be coming for you sooner than you think.

via Going strawless is good, but it won’t save the planet. Let’s go even further

No one is giving money to #JohnCox, other California Republicans

Screenshot 2018-08-04 at 07.25.51The latest state campaign finance reports are nothing but bad news for California Republicans. It seams as though they’ve succeeded in getting literally everyone in the state to hate them.

Republican John Cox, who is running for governor, has $1.64 million in the bank. Democrat Gavin Newsom has nearly ten times as much, $11.1 million left over after spending more than $18.4 million on a June primary.

Cox, who has never held political office, spent $5.4 million on his campaign in the first half of 2018. Of the $8.2 million he has raised in the past two years, about $5.5 million has come from his own pocket.

It’s a similar story in the other statewide races. No one is giving money to Republicans.

via John Cox, other California Republicans losing the money race to Democrats –

#BART crime wave continues: Only an idiot would get on a #BART train

Screenshot 2018-08-04 at 07.19.52Yet another incident at a BART station. Two men were involved in a fight and double stabbing aboard a train.

That’s how BART rolls.

The incident happened just an hour after a vigil for Nia Wilson who was fatally stabbed at the same station last month.

Only an idiot would get on a BART train.

via Another BART stabbing investigated hours after Nia Wilson’s memorial |

President #Obama endorses #BuffyWicks

Screenshot 2018-08-02 at 13.44.49.pngFormer President Barack Obama stepped into a Bay Area Assembly race, endorsing first-time candidate Buffy Wicks over Richmond City Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles.

Wicks was an early employee going back to President Obama’s first presidential campaign. She was also a key player in the White House effort to generate support for the Affordable Care Act.

via Why Obama endorsed in a California Assembly race | CALmatters

#GavinNewsom takes a commanding lead in the race for campaign dollars

Screenshot 2018-07-05 at 06.43.27Democrat Gavin Newsom emerged from California’s gubernatorial primary with a prodigious financial advantage over Republican rival John Cox, banking more than seven times as much money for the general election.

As of June 30, California’s two-term lieutenant governor and the front-runner in the race, has more than $11 million in the bank, while Cox has $1.5 million, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state Tuesday.

Newsom’s financial position is not surprising — he has led in fundraising since he entered the race in 2015. He is also seeing a burst of new contributions from donors who supported Antonio Villaraigosa, his top Democratic rival in the primary.

Cox, a wealthy Rancho Santa Fe businessman who donated $5.5 million to his campaign, has been receiving larger donations since he consolidated the GOP vote to place second in the June 5 primary. The GOP’s only hope is that he writes more seven-figure checks to his campaign.

via Newsom cashes in on primary victory, far outraising Cox in California governor’s race

REPORT: #Hollywood film industry still run by a bunch of #racist #sexist jerks

Screenshot 2017-12-10 at 08.04.01Hollywood still has an inclusion problem according to the latest study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

The group’s ever-expanding annual report, “Inequality in 1,100 Popular Films,” covers the top 100 movies each year from 2007 through 2017 – shows no significant statistical improvement in the representation of women, people of color, LBGT characters or characters with disability over the past decade.

We’re not surprised and apparently we’re not alone.

It was a dissonance the researchers were prepared for. “A lot of us were familiar with the most notable examples of whitewashing,” says study co-author Marc Choueit.

via Hollywood Film Inclusion Sees No Improvement in Past Decade: Study | Hollywood Reporter

Supes ban weed in #Chinatown

Screenshot 2018-08-01 at 07.25.29.pngThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors have passed an ordinance banning cannabis dispensaries from opening in Chinatown.

The Chinese American community has been vehemently opposed to the idea of a dispensary opening in the neighborhood since California legalized recreational cannabis last year.

The ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents Chinatown, passed 8-3, with Supervisors Rafael Mandelman, Vallie Brown and Hillary Ronen voting against it.

Not pleased with her Chinese neighbors, Board President Malia Cohen gave a blistering statement against the ordinance, saying she was “appalled to even be sitting here with this legislation.”

Members of the Chinese American community argued there are a unique set of factors in Chinatown that makes a ban necessary: extremely dense housing, fears of gentrification and a cultural aversion to cannabis.

via One thing you won’t find in SF’s Chinatown: cannabis — supes ban pot stores –


#Racist jerks at #MountainView #Safeway call police on #AfricanAmerican #GoodSamaritan

Screenshot 2018-08-01 at 07.17.08.pngMountain View Safeway employees called the police to report Erika Martin for stealing.

The reality is she went to the store on Shoreline Boulevard with her family to help homeless residents.

Police determined that no crime occurred. Except the crime of Safeway employees being racist jerks.

The incident on the evening of July 8 was a case of racial profiling because employees associated her with an adult black man in the store they suspected of shoplifting.

“It made me really upset that somebody would accuse me of taking items knowing I was only there to do a good deed, but I was accused of doing something wrong,” Martin said. “It was just hurtful, just embarrassing.”

The Sunnyvale resident went to the Safeway with her son, two sisters, three nieces, and nephew after attending service at Christ Temple Community Church in Palo Alto. Martin said she and her son arrived first and gave dog food to a homeless man who she usually sees outside the store with his dog.

They’re lucky to be alive.

via Safeway calls police on African-American woman giving food to homeless

Disgraced perv pol #MattDababneh planning a political comeback

Screenshot 2018-08-01 at 07.04.54Disgraced former California lawmaker Matt Dababneh is plotting a political comeback.

Campaign finance reports indicate he’s transferred more than a million dollars into a 2022 lieutenant governor committee account.

Dababneh resigned from the Assembly last December, days after two women publicly accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

He denied the allegations but he resigned anyway. However he kept nearly $1.2 million in the bank for his 2018 re-election effort.

via Matt Dababneh transfers $1 million to CA campaign account | The Sacramento Bee