Tag Archive: California


Visitors Stuck Inside World’s Largest Corn Maze Calling 911 For Help

 

 

 

 

” What’s supposed to be fall fun has some people turning to law enforcement for help. Several visitors to the world’s largest corn maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon are calling 911 when they find they can’t get out.

  The maze seems easy to maneuver through when you first get in, but once inside this massive, 63-acre corn creation, it’s pretty tough to get out.”

 

 

Cool Patch Corn Maze

 

 

 

“ When it’s dark, all you see is corn,” said Matt Cooley, owner of the maze.

  A cornfield can be a field of dreams or your worst nightmare if you get lost and can’t find your way out.”

 

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More Californians May Carry Concealed Guns After Ruling

 

 

 

” A ruling with the potential to expand the number of Californians permitted to carry hidden, loaded guns in public to almost 2 million won’t be reheard by an appeals court as the state’s attorney general requested.

  A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Wednesday to deny a bid by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a gun control organization and two police lobbying groups to challenge the court’s February ruling that any responsible, law-abiding citizen is entitled under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment to possess a concealed firearm in public for self- defense. Harris may appeal the decision. Her spokesman, David Beltran, said the office is reviewing it.

  The panel ruled in February that San Diego County’s process for determining who qualifies for a permit to carry a concealed weapon violates the right to bear arms. California’s concealed- carry laws are among the most stringent in the U.S.

  The case was brought by freelance videographer Edward Peruta, who sued after his application to carry a concealed Colt 1911 .45 caliber pistol as he traveled through high-crime neighborhoods was denied by the sheriff in San Diego County.

  Experts have said that allowing the February ruling to stand may increase the number of people with concealed guns to as much as 5 percent of the general population in California. That would equal 1.9 million of the most populous U.S. state’s 38 million residents.

  If the ruling is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, it could put the scope of the right to bear arms back in front of the high court justices, six years after they struck down a District of Columbia law that banned handguns in the home.

  The San Francisco appeals court’s ruling is squarely at odds with those by appeals courts in New York, Philadelphia and Richmond, Virginia, that have upheld discretionary permitting. By deepening a split among regional appeals courts, a ruling in favor of Peruta increases the likelihood that the high court will take up the issue to resolve the difference of opinion. “

 

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Businesses Fire Back Against Ban On The Word ‘Gun’

 

 

 

 

” Weapons retailers in California are suing the state over a ban on the display of images of handguns – even the word “handgun” – in what the business owners say is a violation of the First Amendment.

  The complaint brought by Calguns Foundation and others is on behalf of Tracy Rifle and Pistol LLC, Michael Baryla, Ten Percent Firearms, Wesley Morris, Sacramento Black Rifle Inc., Robert Adams, Prk Arms Inc. and Jeffrey Mullen.

  Named as defendants are Attorney General Kamala Harris and Stephen Lindley of the state Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms.

  The case isn’t over the right to own guns, which is protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  It’s over the images. The word.

   The state bans gun stores from putting up signs telling customers they sell handguns. Images of and descriptions of rifles and shotguns are fine with the state.

“ I am one of the most heavily regulated and inspected businesses in existence, but it’s still illegal for me to show customers that I sell handguns until after they walk in the door,” said Baryla, who owns Tracy Rifle and Pistol.”

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FBI Raids Calexico Police Department

 

 

 

 

” Several officers in Calexico were suspended after federal agents raided the police department Thursday, authorities said.

  FBI agents entered the Calexico Police Department at 9:45 a.m. and seized computer hard drives, documents and other items as a part of an on-going investigation, according to San Diego FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth.

  Calexico Interim Police Chief Michael Bostic suspended several police officers from duty, but did not release any other details.

  The FBI, District Attorney’s Office and Imperial County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation and refused to discuss information about the investigation.”

 

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Suspect In Police Killings Had Multiple Identities

 

 

 

 

 

” Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and he had been deported to Mexico twice.

  His background would have almost certainly flagged him to be expelled from the country again. But he appeared to be living quietly with his wife in a suburb of Salt Lake City until being arrested Friday, accused of going on a shooting rampage in Northern California that left two sheriff’s deputies dead and a motorist seriously wounded.

  Investigators were trying to determine how he avoided scrutiny.

  The suspect said he was 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City when he was taken into custody, but his fingerprints matched biometric records of Monroy-Bracamonte in a federal database, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. He was first removed from the country in 1997 after a conviction for possession of drugs for sale in Arizona, then arrested and repatriated to Mexico again in 2001.”

AP News

Creepy Clown Sightings Go Nationwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The rash of creepy clown sightings in California appears to have spread nationwide, with reported en-clown-ters in Florida, Indiana and New Mexico.

  The Wasco Clown, a California photography project by a husband-and-wife team who said they wish to remain anonymous, appears to have inspired copycats that have been photographed and videotaped in Albuquerque, N.M.; Fishers, Ind.; and Jacksonville, Fla.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Jacksonville residents said people dressed in creepy clown costumes have been appearing in security camera footage. One recording shows a clown walking up to a resident’s porch, tearing apart a pumpkin and staring directly into the camera before walking away.”

 

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Census Bureau: California Still Has Highest U.S. Poverty Rate

 

 

 

 

” California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader measures of income and the cost of living.

  Nearly a quarter of the state’s 38 million residents (8.9 million) live in poverty, a new Census Bureau report says, a level virtually unchanged since the agency first began reporting on the method’s effects.

  Under the traditional method of gauging poverty, adopted a half-century ago, California’s rate is 16 percent (6.1 million residents), somewhat above the national rate of 14.9 percent but by no means the highest. That dubious honor goes to New Mexico at 21.5 percent.

  But under the alternative method, California rises to the top at 23.4 percent while New Mexico drops to 16 percent and other states decline to as low as 8.7 percent in Iowa.

  The only other state to approach California in the alternate rankings is Nevada at 20 percent, although Washington, D.C., is close at 22.4 percent. “

 

Does anyone else find it peculiar that the poverty rates are greatest in the areas of Obama’s greatest support ?

 

 

Sacramento Bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox News Poll: Voters Reveal Which State They Want Kicked Out Of The Union

 

 

 

 

” There’s lots of talk about it. Last month, Scotland voted against it. In 2013, some residents in California, Colorado and Maryland signed petitions to do it. And Texas has toyed with the idea off and on for years. What is “it”? 

  Secession! 

  But it’s a lot more talk than anything else, according to a Fox News national poll that asked voters if they would support their state splitting off from the United States. Just nine percent said they would. 

  The poll also gave people another option: What if you could boot other states out of the union? 

  Nearly twice as many — 17 percent — liked that idea.

  Which state would be the first voted out? California. Of the voters willing to ditch a state or two, 53 percent pick the Golden State. 

  Next out the door is New York (25 percent), followed by Texas (20 percent) and Florida (11 percent). Respondents were allowed to name multiple states they wanted out of the union.”

 

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Telling College Kids Where, When To Have Sex

 

 

 

 

 

 

” California Gov. Jerry Brown affixed his signature to SB 967—the “Yes Means Yes” affirmative consent bill—which will require colleges to police their students’ sex lives.

  Some congrats are in order, I suppose? To collectivist feminists, doomsayers of the “rape is an ever-worsening epidemic” variety, and other puritans: Your so-called progressivism has restored Victorian Era prudishness to its former place as a guiding moral compass. Well done, liberals.

  The law instructs colleges to define consensual sex under strict terms brilliantly thought up by the California legislature. It also requires university administrators to investigate accusations of sexual assault under a set of terrible procedures that short-change victims by denying them fundamental due process rights. The law specifically establishes the “preponderance of evidence” standard, which mandates convictions for accused students deemed 50.1 percent likely to be guilty by the campus judiciary body.”

 

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Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky Correspondence Revealed

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

  Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.  

  Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.

  The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation, a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky, which are housed at the University of Texas at Austin.

  The letters also suggest that Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a deeper influence on Clinton’s early political views than previously known.

  A 23-year-old Hillary Clinton was living in Berkeley, California, in the summer of 1971. She was interning at the left-wing law firm Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein, known for its radical politics and a client roster that included Black Panthers and other militants.”

 

Washington Free Beacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protests Planned To Target U.S. Southern Border Entry Ports

 

 

 

 

 

” American citizens describing themselves as “deeply concerned” with Obama administration immigration policies plan a mass protest on Saturday to press their demand to seal the southern border by blocking traffic at more than a dozen U.S. crossings.

  Demonstrators will attempt to stop incoming and outgoing traffic at 17 of the 63 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California listed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.

  Rob Chupp, an organizer of the action publicized as “Shut Down All Ports Of Entry,” said more than a thousand people are expected to gather across the several states at the same time, 8 a.m. PDT/10 a.m. CDT at targeted checkpoints, park their vehicles in every lane and turn them off.”

 

Yahoo News

 

 

Update: Due to threats of violence the planned “Shut Down All Points Of Entry” protests planned for today have been cancelled :

 

 

" PROTEST IS CANCELLED.....PROTEST IS CANCELLED......

  There has been an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to attendees, along with very suspicious activity on the Facebook site. These two items are more than enough for me to immediatelystop any protest that was going to occur.

Your lives, and the lives of our law enforcement, are more important than any protest.

  ​I apologize for the inconvenience, but we must remain safe and not put anyone in danger. If you attend, you are not just putting yourself in danger, but the law enforcement officers, as well. They are there to watch you, the protesters against you and the unknown threat. That is not the purpose of this event! Risking anyone's life is not worth it!

Please pass the word along to everyone!

Sincerely,

​Stasyi Barth "










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven Months Later, Orange County Concealed Carry Permits Have Doubled

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over most of the Western United States, ruled that California’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. The provision in the law stating that one must give “good cause” for a concealed carry permit was deemed too burdensome–and they’re right!

  After the ruling, Orange County saw a spike in concealed carry permits. It got to the point where the county had to spend an additional $1.6 million–and hire 14 part-time staffers–to process all the applications.

  At the time, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she wasn’t going to add more scrutiny to the concealed carry permit process. If you’re a law-abiding citizen and apply, you’ll get your permit. “

 

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If Police Come To Your Door Without a Warrant, Shut Them Down Like This Guy

 

 

 

” If police come to your door and you don’t need their help, you can simply decline to answer. They cannot come into your home without a search warrant.

  Even if the police have probable cause, they cannot come in your home without a search warrant.

  You might even be a suspect in a criminal investigation. In such a case you should remain silent — except to say “Officer, I can’t let you inside without a search warrant.” Following such an encounter, you should immediately contact a lawyer before speaking to police again.

  The fact is that police can legally lie to try and gain access into your home and knowing how to deal with police at your door can go a long way.”

Free Thought Project 

Illegal Aliens Storm The Beach In San Diego, Second Attempt Thwarted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Illegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday and ran to shore – but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them.

  Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat. They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city.

  Seven of the illegal aliens were spotted by helicopter and later apprehended several blocks from the beach; the CBP is still looking for at least ten more who remain at-large, NBC7 in San Diego reports.

  Then, about 1am Tuesday morning, a second panga boat filled with 20 illegal aliens was intercepted about off the coast of San Diego County by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.”

 

CNS News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockton Bank Robbery Hostage Killed By Police Gunfire

 

 

 

” Officials Monday said a Stockton woman taken hostage and used as a human shield during a bank robbery turned police chase last month was killed by gunfire from officers, not the suspects.

  A preliminary ballistics report indicates it was bullets from the police that killed Misty Jean Holt-Singh during the chaotic July 16 gun battle, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said. Initial reports suggest she was shot about 10 times, he added…

  The three suspects in the case — two of whom were also killed — fired more than 100 bullets during the one-hour incident and had more than 200 remaining, Jones said. Preliminary reports show 33 police officers fired an estimated 600 bullets, he added.” 

” “The manner in which Misty’s life was taken raises serious questions and concerns,” attorney Gregory L. Bentley said. “The family is hopeful, however, that the promised information, policies and procedures concerning the events of July 16 will be provided so that a fair, complete and transparent investigation can take place.” “

 

 

LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Limits Full-Contact Youth Football Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

  Brown approved the bill, AB 2127, with the support of medical groups and the California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees California high school athletics.

  Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, said his bill is motivated by parents worried about the risks associated with concussions, which include long-term brain damage and early onset dementia.

  Under the legislation taking effect in 2015, drills involving game-speed tackling are prohibited in the offseason. They are limited to 90-minute sessions twice a week the rest of the year. The rules apply to public, private and charter schools.”

 

CBS News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Cities React To Illegal Immigrants In Their Communities

 

A demonstrator at a protest near the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif. on July 7, 2014. (Photo: Newscom)

 

 

” An influx of illegal and unaccompanied immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in U.S. border towns is causing the federal government to look elsewhere around the country to house them. But many Americans oppose the placement of illegal immigrants in their communities.”

 

See how these half-dozen different cities react to Obama’s illegal immigrant hordes …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armed Suspects Fumble Jewelry Store Robbery In SE Fresno

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A surveillance camera records as the two young men try to rob Marlene’s jewelry store last Friday. In the video one man pulls a gun. At that moment the other man immediately gets on his phone. Looking nervous and scared the unarmed suspect tries to jump the counter, but misses. 

” It wasn’t very… planned out very well,” said Jose Llamas, the owner’s brother. 

  Llamas laughs about it now, but this was a scary ordeal for the family. As the men attempted the heist the owner and his daughter along with her newborn were in the back of the store. They heard their employee yelling that they were being held up. “

 

ABC30.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feds Booed In California City After Standoff On Illegals

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads of immigrants gave a harsh reception to federal officials behind the decision to bring them to Murrieta in the first place.

  Local politicians calling for secure borders proved far more popular with the crowd Wednesday night.

” Send them back! Send the back!” the special-meeting crowd chanted, shouting down Chief Border Patrol Agent Paul Beeson after he took responsibility for transferring the Central American children and families to Murrieta from Texas, where the numbers are too much for facilities to handle.

  On Tuesday, the buses were rerouted an hour south to San Diego after they were met with flag-waving protesters in Murrieta.

  The Wednesday night crowd, gathered at a high school auditorium that seats 750 in the desert city of 100,000 people, groaned when Beeson said four of the immigrants had to be hospitalized, two with scabies and two with fevers.

  And Beeson conceded that he did not know where Tuesday’s immigrants nor several more waves slated to arrive from Texas in coming days will end up.”

 

 

   Here’s an idea how we get can get the illegals out of our country: All we need to do is put a few guns on the buses and have them accidentally cross the Mexican border . That way the Mexican government can imprison them indefinitely just as they have done to our Marine , Andrew Tahmooressi .

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California Gun Confiscation Bill Passes State Senate Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

” AB 1014, known as the gun violence restraining order bill, is quickly moving through the state legislature. The bill would allow authorities to confiscate guns from individuals who have this new type of restraining order taken out against them using no more than the word of a 3rd party.

According to KFBK,

  In response to the recent streak of gun violence, the Senate Public Safety Committee has passed a bill that would temporarily take guns out of the hands of at-risk people.

  Assemblymember Democrats Nancy Skinner, Das Williams and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson say AB 1014 would give law enforcement the ability to obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order to temporarily limit a person’s access to firearms when there are warning signs of violence.”

 

Guns Save Lives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California: 39 Woman Prisoners Were Sterilized Without Consent

 

 

 

 

” Physicians in California prisons illegally sterilized at least 39 women during an eight-year period, with cases recorded as late as 2011, according to a report put out last week by the state’s own auditing office.

  Cynthia Chandler, co-founder of the Oakland-based group Justice Now, which has been raising concerns about prison sterilization processes for years, said that the report’s release “feels like an incredible step and vindication for people who work toward challenging human rights abuses.”

  The audit found problems in 39 cases, which account for more than a quarter of the 144 women who underwent the sterilization procedure between fiscal years 2005-6 and 2012-13. In 27 of the cases, inmates’ physicians had failed to sign the necessary consent form detailing that the patients were mentally competent, had understood the lasting effects of the procedure, and that the required 30-day waiting period after initial inmate consent was given had passed. Eighteen cases potentially violated that required waiting period, which is intended to give female prisoners time to think about their decisions before their surgeries take place. In some cases there is even evidence that doctors falsified records, claiming that the waiting period had elapsed when it actually had not.”

 

 

 

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Yacht Fire M/V Polar Bear, San Diego Calif.

 

 

Published on Jun 20, 2014

” June 19,2014 10:52 am. I filmed this approx. 10-15 minutes after the fire started . I was filming a friends boat in south bay close by when we saw the smoke coming from The marine groups yard. This was fascinating to watch through my monitor, but having a boat myself,I couldn’t help thinking of how horrible it would be to have your dream boat go up in flames. I’m sure the insurance will replace it, but wow , what a bummer and a hassle.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Cornell Finds Bag With $125k In Cash, Returns It

 

 

 

” A poor man who found $125,000 on the street says he decided to return the cash to make his family proud of him.

Joe Cornell, who said he only had $1 a day to spend on lunch, was working at a Salvation Army store in Fresno, California, when a bag fell from a Brinks security truck into the street in front of him.”

 

 

 

 

“I picked up the bag,” Cornell told the Fresno Bee . “I saw twenties and hundreds. The whole thing was full of money.

“I started crying and shaking. Everything was going through my mind — the good devil/bad devil thing. What to do? I have a grandbaby due any time, my fourth. I thought, ‘What would I want her to think of me?’ That made up my mind right there.”

 

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Woman Stabs To Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls

 

 

Woman Fights Pit Bulls

 

 

 

” A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city.

  Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later.

“They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs,” Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. “

 

NBC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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