This really is just a typical case, representative of lawsuits being filed all over California since Senate Bill 54 (Sanctuary State Bill) passed, and nothing new in CA. Last year an illegal immigrant from Honduras was awarded $190,000.00 after he sued San Francisco because the police turned him over to ICE, a violation of the city's sanctuary law. Law enforcement has to scramble to deny any co-operation with ICE, and litigation becomes the enforcer of sanctuary laws.
California state regulators have been working on a plan to charge mobile phone users a text messaging fee intended to fund programs that give phone service to low-income residents, reports said Tuesday.
The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the proposal next month.
Members of the 'Migrant Caravan' delivered a petition to the US Consulate demanding entry into the U.S for everyone in the caravan, or optionally, the U.S. government can pay them to go away at a rate of $50,000.00 each if they aren't allowed asylum in the United States... Additionally they are demanding an end to US 'interference' economically, politically, and militarily in Central America. The migrants want a response within 72 hours. Apparently the skills they want to bring into the US are shakedowns and extortion.
California State Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) has been arrested on charges of willful cruelty to a child.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the arrest came after Child Protective Services was called out to Dailey Elementary Charter School in Central Fresno on Monday afternoon, after a child was found to have an injury.
Child Protective Services asked the Fresno Police Department to come to the campus after interviewing the child. Police determined that Joaquin Arambula was responsible for the injury after reviewing the child's statement and seeing the evidence of the child's injuries. Chief Dyer said the injured child is no longer in an environment where there is any contact with Joaquin Arambula, and has been placed with a relative. For this type of child abuse charge, Arambula could face up to one year in jail if he is convicted.
A sewage spill from a 'broken' Mexican sanitation pipe has already spewed over 20 million gallons of raw sewage into the Tijuana River, and it continues to spew 6-7 million gallons every day.
Officials in the U.S. say they were notified within the last 24 hours by the International Boundary and Water Commission that a sewage pipe had broken and was spilling six to seven million gallons per day into the Tijuana River Valley and the Pacific Ocean
Twelve miles of beach from the border to Coronado were closed due to ocean water being contaminated by sewage.
Representatives from the City of Imperial Beach and the Surfrider Foundation spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon about the need to put a stop to the flows.
"In the last three years we've had over 330 spills into this valley," Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina said. "It's absolutely outrageous and unacceptable. The biggest issue that we're concerned about is this happens again and again and then the Mexican government doesn't notify anybody. They sort of cover it up and they notify us at the last minute and then our kids are at risk of swimming in sewage ... Not only does it impact Imperial Beach and Coronado, but all the residents of South San Diego are impacted by the smell."
Closure signs will remain posted in the affected areas until testing shows it's safe to go back into the water from Seacoast Drive to the U.S. Mexico Border. Access to Friendship Park at Border Field should also be avoided, officials say, as the park may also be affected by contaminated runoff.
“Existing law, existing procedures, and existing duties give children of all ages the help they need and the help that due process and federal statutory law requires,” Justice Department lawyer Scott Stewart told an 11-judge panel in defending a decision to deny Honduran teenager C.J.’s request for asylum.
This past January, a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel denied C.J.’s appeal, filed on behalf of all immigrant minors who go without a lawyer in immigration court.
An en banc panel reheard the case Monday.
The Justice Department lawyer insisted the immigration system is fair because immigration judges are trained to thoroughly probe the record, inform minors of their rights, and grant continuances when necessary to provide more time to find an attorney.
According data compiled by Syracuse University, as of 2014, 73 percent of unaccompanied minors with attorneys were allowed to stay in the United States compared with 15 percent of those without representation.
U.S. Circuit Judge Consuelo Callahan, who wrote the opinion denying C.J.’s appeal in January, suggested the reason those with lawyers get better outcomes might be because lawyers only take cases they can win.
ACLU attorney Ahilan Arulanantham challenged with expert testimony and evidence that showed a disparity in outcomes between immigration courts in Baltimore and San Francisco.
“The statistical evidence is clear,” Arulanantham said. “This court has said immigration law is second only to tax law in complexity.”
In a prior decision in C.J.’s case, Ninth Circuit Judge John B. Owens noted in a concurring opinion that the ruling did not address whether unaccompanied minors, unlike C.J., have a right to counsel under the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The City of Oakland filed a federal lawsuit against the Raiders, the NFL, and the 31 other NFL franchises on Tuesday.
“The Raiders’ illegal move lines the pockets of NFL owners and sticks Oakland, its residents, taxpayers and dedicated fans with the bill,” Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker said in a lawsuit that refers to the NFL as 'a cartel'. “The purpose of this lawsuit is to hold the defendants accountable and help to compensate Oakland for the damages the defendants’ unlawful actions have caused and will cause to the people of Oakland.”
UPE (United Public Employees) have been without a contract since September. Negotiations have stalled on the percentage of increase in living wages and the unionized court workers, including court reporters, clerks, and accountants have walked out in an open-ended strike.
California regulators on Friday said marijuana deliveries can be made anywhere in the state, even in locales that ban cannabis.
The delivery issue was included in regulations drafted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, which issues most retail permits. The rules will become law in 30 days unless California’s Office of Administrative Law objects. The dispute could end up in court. (AP)
Recreational marijuana became legal in the state after voters passed Proposition 64 two years ago.
The bureau has maintained that Proposition 64 allows for statewide deliveries. It added explicit language authorizing the practice after several law enforcement officials in anti-pot locales insisted they could arrest licensed deliver drivers in cities and counties that ban marijuana.
Phil Matier takes on San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener to discuss his new "Right to Shelter" Bill, the increasing homeless population, housing densification, and how he wants to spend your money to further socialize California.
Spotify chose to give up a sizeable tax break and move their offices to a new location, citing safety concerns of their employees, and harassment by the local homeless population.
SB 48 was introduced by Senator Scott Wiener (D) San Francisco, and would establish a "right to shelter" policy.
Bill text is below:
SECTION 1. It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation creating a “right to shelter” for unhoused residents throughout the state, which shall include the model known as navigation centers.
(a) The purposes of the legislation will be:
(1) To ensure that every person living on California’s streets has the ability to promptly secure shelter that is safe and supportive, with the ultimate goal of homeless residents accessing supportive or permanent housing.
(2) To ensure that all communities provide their homeless residents with shelters, rather than forcing their residents to move to other communities to obtain shelter.
(3) To allow homeless residents to access the services they need to succeed and obtain permanent housing, including mental health, addiction treatment, and other services.
(b) The right to shelter shall include:
(1) A safe place to sleep and keep one’s belongings.
(2) An ability to access the shelter without having to sign up on a daily basis.
(3) An ability to remain with one’s partner.
(4) An ability to access services necessary to stabilize one’s life and transition into supportive housing or permanent housing, including mental health, addiction treatment, and other services.
(c) The Legislature does not intend that the right to shelter will be in lieu of prioritizing permanent housing for people who lack housing. Permanent housing is the goal and priority. Shelter is critically important in providing people with safe and healthy transitional living space until they can obtain permanent housing.
(d) The Legislature does not intend for the right to shelter to replace or undermine local efforts to place homeless residents in supportive or permanent housing.
(e) The Legislature recognizes that the process to create a statewide right to shelter is complicated and will require significant dialogue and budgeting decisions. The Legislature also recognizes that different communities will require the flexibility to implement the right to shelter in different ways, while adhering to basic standards.
The newest proposal from LA's City Coucil to make Los Angeles less business friendly is a mandate for a vegan protein option, which they believe will help "combat climate change"...
The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a mandate on Wednesday requiring new homes to have solar panels on their roofs. The mandate takes effect in 2020. Commissioner Andrew McAllister said the roof-top solar mandate isn't a "radical departure," but instead "one piece of an overall policy sweep that California has to reduce greenhouse gas emissions". One commissioner predicted the "green" lifestyle regulation will eventually go national. The California Building Industry Association, which represents new homebuilders, has expressed reservations about the new rules, saying it wished the state would have postponed the regulations. The requirements are likely to add nearly $9,500 to the construction cost per home as state officials have declared a housing crisis.
Side fact: California currently produces approximately 10% of its electrical demand from solar. The United States as a whole is at 1.44% of electrical demand from solar. Canada currently produces about .5% (one half of one percent) from solar.
Border Patrol agents arrested Maryury Serrano Hernandez Nov. 26 after she entered the country illegally near Imperial Beach, California, just across the border from Tijuana. She was arrested with her husband and 2-year-old son.
Hernandez, who was eight months pregnant, was taken to a hospital after complaining about abdominal pain the day after her arrest, Customs and Border Protection said.
Hernandez told Univision that giving birth in the U.S. was a "big reward" for the family's grueling journey.
Senate Bill 27 "The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act" might as well be named the Trump taxes bill. It requires Presidential candidates to disclose their last 5 years of tax returns to the CA Secretary of State to get listed on California's ballot.
LA City Council feels the state's plastic straw law isn't inconvenient enough on the citizens, so they are stepping in to make it even more progressive. Facts be damned. They have footage of a turtle with a straw up its nose and so that's that. Never mind that 93% of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from 10 rivers (8 in Asia, 2 in Africa) or that the "plastic will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050" was debunked when it was first reported in 2015. It's rearing its head again lately and I guess they forgot it's been shown to be total conjecture. Councilman Paul Krekorian also had the gall to bring up the plastic bag ban, which is just bs. Plastic bags are still used everywhere - you just have to pay 10 cents each for them now. So that's how people "worked it out".
Eight people chained themselves to their chairs in the contentious meeting of San Jose's City Council to debate the proposed Google land deal. Police armed with bolt cutters arrested those, and escorted many others out of the meeting. The San Jose City Council approved the land deal unanimously.
Last year California passed legislation giving medical coverage to all illegal immigrants through the age of 19. Two new bills introduced Monday would expand that coverage to all illegal immigrants regardless of age. Yes this is ridiculous and highlights how California rewards those who break our immigration laws over its own legal citizens.
Members of the 'migrant caravan' have decided it's faster to just hop the border wall into the US and let Border Patrol pick them up instead of following the rules applying for asylum. Get rewarded for breaking the law - it's the California way.
Reform California is fighting back against the change of language on the gas tax repeal initiative, looking for legal action to correct the ability of the Attorney General to change initiative language on a whim. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra used deceptive language and consulted with opponents of the gas tax repeal before using the most ridiculous and deceptive language he could come up with to make sure they got their taxes. A second initiative has been filed by Reform California.
San Jose residents want more low income housing. Google wants to buy up a large swath of land and use it for a new business center. How to stop the giant Google? Uh.. a hunger strike?
Proposed changes to immigration rules by the Trump administration will "drive undocumented immigrants off welfare". So of course, the CA Democrats are totally against it, and even though no changes have been made yet, they are rallying and going full bore libtard to make sure illegal aliens get all the benefits that citizens should be receiving.
Representative Duncan Hunter (R) Alpine, and his wife and former campaign manager, Margaret, were in federal court today for a planning hearing relating to their indictment last August. The two are facing 60 counts including conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false reports to the Federal Election Commission. They are alleged to have spent upwards of $250,000.00 of campaign funds on personal expenses.
The couple has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and Rep. Hunter says the prosecution is a political witch hunt.
The couple’s next appearance in court, also scheduled during Monday’s hearing, was set for July 29.
Rep. Hunter was recently re-elected to his 6th term in Congress.
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