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Hollywood anti-vaxxers now hate Gov. Jerry Brown

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 4:30pm 7/5/2015 at 4:30pm
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After California became the epicenter of a measles outbreak earlier this year, the state’s legislature proposed a tough, new bill making vaccinations for children attending public school mandatory (with few exceptions.)

Governor Jerry Brown just signed that bill into law.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation’s strictest...

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California: Where Water is the New Gold

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:30am 6/15/2015 at 11:30am
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In 1849, gold inspired a big rush to California and a whole lot of thievery.

In 2015, water has become the new gold!

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California Awash in New, Water-Saving Measures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:30pm 5/29/2015 at 1:30pm
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The floods flowing through Texas have created an unusual emergency situation: An inundation of snakes!

Texans whose cities have been deluged by torrential flood waters have another problem to contend with – a tide of more than one thousand snakes seeking shelter in their homes.

Panicked residents of the Lone Star State, as...

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California: Where Physical Exams should have “Trigger Warnings”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30am 4/28/2015 at 8:30am
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The delicate flowers at Georgetown who demanded “Trigger Warnings” for Christina Hoff Sommer’s talk really should come to California.

Here they will experience a political San Andreas fault, where progressive theory collides with daily reality….and Californians are hit with the falling debris.

Bruce Jenner’s public reveal has brought transgender issues into the national...

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Californians can now be fined for long showers!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00am 4/14/2015 at 7:00am
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I reported that California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled the state’s first water restrictions in response to the “mega-drought”.

As I foresaw, the rules have turned out to be more about revenue generation than resource protection.

What I did not predict is that my teen son and his lengthy showers would make him the...

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Another California First…..Water Restrictions!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:30am 4/2/2015 at 11:30am
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California’s “mega-drought” has been caused more by water mismanagement than “global warming.”

As I have foreseen, the state’s drought cycle is the pad for Governor Jerry Brown to launch new rules. This time, Brown is issuing the state’s first set of water restrictions.

Brown ordered the California Water Resources Control Board to implement...

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California: Where Water and Money are Drying Up

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/16/2015 at 2:30pm
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The California “mega-drought” has officially gained the attention of the regulatory community.

Recently, a NASA administrator pushed the panic button hard… by saying the Golden State had less than a year of water in its reserves and that it needs to start water rationing now!

California will run out of water in 12...

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110,000 Illegal Immigrants Get California Driver’s Licenses In 7 Weeks

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/only-on-9-some-dmv-customers-waiting-months-for-appointments/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:14pm 3/3/2015 at 8:14pm
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The last time we checked on California’s new rules for issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, the Department of Motor Vehicles was so overwhelmed with requests for new licenses that it can take up to three months to get an appointment…even for lawful citizens.

The new program has been so popular that...

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Left Coast Story: Beverly Hills and Santa Monica students brawl (Video)

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/only-on-2-video-emerges-of-nasty-brawl-between-rival-high-schools/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 5:03pm 2/8/2015 at 5:03pm
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What is going on in the Left Coast?

Reader and frequent commenter LukeHandCool, a resident of Santa Monica, sends along this note and link:

What happens when the blackboard jungle comes to two of the most progressive high schools in America?

How could this possibly happen in Utopia when all the kids are taught...

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California DMV Overwhelmed by Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/only-on-9-some-dmv-customers-waiting-months-for-appointments/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00pm 1/31/2015 at 7:00pm
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Do you enjoy long wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles? If you live in California, you’re in luck.

So many illegal immigrants are now applying for driver’s licences that wait times are absurd.

CBS News in Los Angeles reported (h/t Weasel Zippers):

Some Motorists Wait Months For DMV Appointments After Immigrants Law...

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CA Supreme Court bans judges’ membership in Boy Scouts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00am 1/24/2015 at 7:00am
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California’s seven Supreme Court judges have voted unanimously to prohibit state judges from holding membership in the Boy Scouts of America; the ruling is based on the grounds that the Scouts discriminate against gays.

California is one of several states that has rules on the books bann...

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Barbara Boxer retiring – Run, Mitt, Run!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 1:00pm 1/8/2015 at 1:00pm
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Barbara Boxer will be best remembered for dressing down a General during a hearing when he called her “Ma’am”:

Boxer just announced, via an almost unwatchable video interview with her grandson, that she is retiring at the end of her term in 2016:

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California Mini-Wave: Democrats No Longer Supermajority

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3:54pm 11/5/2014 at 3:54pm
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As I discussed earlier this week, the local races would be vitally important in this election.

I must admit, I despaired that California would completely miss-out on this “change election”, and simply hoped...

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Golf Club Sparks San Diego Wildfire — and a Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:45pm 10/19/2014 at 2:45pm
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We all know that President Obama golfs even as the world burns, but a San Diego golfer’s swing may have been the cause of one of the many wildfires that plagued California back in May.

The Poinsettia fire began at a golf course and eventually incinerated 600 acres and destroyed or damaged...

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California outlaws drunk, sloppy, reckless consensual campus sex

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:00am 9/29/2014 at 10:00am
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We’ve written previously about California’s proposed “affirmative consent” bill, which codifies — for lack of a more delicate terminology — what constitutes acceptable foreplay between consenting adults on college campuses.

On Sunday,

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Aborted: California will not give birth to six new states

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:46pm 9/13/2014 at 3:46pm
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We previously covered the petition drive to put on the ballot this November a Proposition to split California into six states, Are six Californias better than one?:

The idea of splitting California into pieces is not new. The procedural hurdles are monumental, and perhaps insurmountable, but the idea doesn’t go away.

CAlifornia is...

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Police use Facebook “John Shaming” to Fight Prostitution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:30am 9/8/2014 at 8:30am
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The police of the California city of Richmond are waging a social media war against prostitution…one that fans of “pet shaming” pictures on Facebook will recognize.

When a man is caught soliciting a prostitute, the punishment police hand out is usually far less than what they will find at home when their...

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