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California: Where Water and Money are Drying Up

LI #13 California Drought Riverbed v2
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/16/2015 at 2:30pm
LI #13 California Drought Riverbed v2

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
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/only-on-9-some-dmv-customers-waiting-months-for-appointments/

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
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/only-on-2-video-emerges-of-nasty-brawl-between-rival-high-schools/

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
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/29/only-on-9-some-dmv-customers-waiting-months-for-appointments/

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
LI #13 Poinsettia Fire

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.

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Police use Facebook “John Shaming” to Fight Prostitution

http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/richmond-police-use-social-media-in-fight-against/vCq3tf/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:30am 9/8/2014 at 8:30am
http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/richmond-police-use-social-media-in-fight-against/vCq3tf/

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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Thought Experiment: California without Jerry Brown as Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 4:49pm 9/7/2014 at 4:49pm
LI #18B Brown Kashkari

As I noted in my June election report, Governor Jerry Brown will be facing Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in California’s gubernatorial race.

There one and only debate between them was held Thursday. Prior to the event, conservatives...

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Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:35pm 8/29/2014 at 5:35pm
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Watching the press conference that President Obama gave yesterday in which he revealed that his foreign policy has devolved from “don’t do stupid stuff” to “no strategy,” I was perplexed that the media was complaining more about the color of the suit instead of its emptiness.

Mulling over the subsequent coverage, I...

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UCSB Prof Pleads No Contest to Assault on Pro-Life Teen

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:10pm 7/26/2014 at 6:10pm
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Earlier this year at College Insurrection, we reported the story of Mireille Miller-Young, a professor who assaulted a pro-life teenager protesting on...

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California High Speed Rail: Dead or just near death?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8:30am 6/17/2014 at 8:30am
CA High Speed Rail

high speed rail connecting Northern and Southern California has long been in the works: plans were proposed by Governer Jerry Brown back in the 1980s, and the High Speed Rail Authority was founded in 1996.

Nevertheless, recent changes in the political landscape could see...

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California Tea Party Groups primary picks: The results

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00am 6/5/2014 at 7:00am
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I recently reviewed the June primary election choices from the California Tea Party Groups (CTPG); now, its time for me to analyze the results.

In terms of state-wide elected offices, the good news is that we placed half of our candidates. The CTPG’s choices for Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and Insurance...

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Alleged gunrunning former CA state senator Leland Yee gets almost 10% of vote in Secretary of State race

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:52pm 6/4/2014 at 1:52pm
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When I voted in California’s June primary, I chuckled when I turned to the “Secretary of State” race and found a familiar name: Leland Yee.

Yee  did not make it to the general electi...

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