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Holiday DUI crackdown underway

September 1, 2012
Holiday DUI crackdown underway

Millions of Californians are hitting the roads this holiday weekend and can expect maximim DUI enforcement from CHP.

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Kings Power Play Win Comes with Some Controversy

February 2, 2012
Kings Power Play Win Comes with Some Controversy

That was as close to a walk-off in regulation for the Kings in their 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at home. As the final seconds were ticking off ready to send the game to the inevitable overtime period, Drew Doughty got the fortunate bounce during a power-play and shot the puck past Columbus goaltender Curtis Sanford as the clock hit 0.3 remaining. more › See the article here: Kings Power Play Win Comes with Some Controversy

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Lobbying Skyrockets in California

February 2, 2012
Lobbying Skyrockets in California

Lobbying in California is exploding as special interests spend a record amount of cash lobbying Sacramento lawmakers — a shocking $285.6 million . Over the last 12 months, the dollar amount spent on lobbying California legislators was not up by only a few bucks — it jumped a full 6 percent over 365 days. Top 10 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in California: California Teachers Association California State Council of Service Employees Western States Petroleum Association City of Vernon Kaiser Health Plan Chevron California Chamber of Commerce California Hospital Association California Manufacturers and Technology Association AT&T “Californians should be worried that their voices may be drowned out by lobbyists who outnumber legislators 16-to-1,” warns the nonprofit California Common Cause . That may be one of the reasons why so many Californians apparently want a part-time California Legislature . L O B B Y I N G

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Kim Jong-Il Death Koreatown Reaction

December 19, 2011
Kim Jong-Il Death Koreatown Reaction

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il is dead, his son Kim Jong-Un is the assumed successor, and L.A.’s Koreatown is monitoring news coverage for developments affecting relatives on the Korean Peninsula. A quarter-million Koreans live in Southern California with most of them residing in the Koreatown district of Los Angeles, the Korean capitol of America. The North Korean state-delayed news of the death of Kim Jong-Il is blaring from radios, televisions, the Korea Times of Los Angeles and Korean websites with a fury. Worried that Kim Jong-Il’s death at age 69 will have a destabilizing effect on greater Korea, Californians are calling relatives in South Korea to exchange information, share concerns and plot strategies. Kim Jong-Il’s death has shifted the global focus to his youngest son Kim Jong-Un, whom many believe will rule briefly until a non-family member is democratically elected. North Korea’s 24 million people are said to be rallying round Kim Jong-Un, according to the Korean Central News Agency which officially stated, “At the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-Un, we have to change sadness to strength and courage and overcome today’s difficulties.” The Swiss-educated Kim Jong-Un, 30, is far more worldly, globally-connected, Internet-savvy and diplomatically-aware than his late father was and speaks Korean, Mandarin Chinese, English, German and French. Because the transfer of North Korean power will affect Californians, directly and indirectly, United Nations sources have told Californiality that negotiations are already underway between international parties regarding: Modernization of the North Korean economy Bringing the nuclear nation “into the fold” Democratic elections International aid, loans and credit Normalization of global diplomatic relations Technological assistance from California Establishment of ongoing dialogue between North and South Talks involving North Korea, South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia had been scheduled but were never held.

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Double California Taxes 2012

December 6, 2011
Double California Taxes 2012

California taxpayers are simply not taxed enough, so Governor Jerry Brown is asking Californians to vote for higher taxes in 2012, and why not? We need to pay double taxes statewide immediately.

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Occupy LA to Rally at City Hall Today for Responsible Banking

December 5, 2011
Occupy LA to Rally at City Hall Today for Responsible Banking

Occupy L.A. and Good Jobs L.A. are rallying the 99% again today to call on City Council to pass the Responsible Banking Ordinance. Over 200 activists will represent the 99%, including those of Occupy L.A., Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), LA Voice PICO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Good Jobs L.A. more › Read more: Occupy LA to Rally at City Hall Today for Responsible Banking

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Can Someone Please Loan California $98 Billion So We Can Have Our High-Speed Rail System? Thanks.

December 1, 2011
Can Someone Please Loan California $98 Billion So We Can Have Our High-Speed Rail System? Thanks.

Californians have had their fingers, toes and eyes crossed for a high-speed rail system that connects NorCal to SoCal, promising a more convenient and efficient means to travel the Golden State without ever preparing for take off. But recent news from the state’s legislative analyst indicates that this transportation dream may be merely that – a dream. more › Read more from the original source: Can Someone Please Loan California $98 Billion So We Can Have Our High-Speed Rail System? Thanks.

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California Dream Heaven or Hell?

November 30, 2011
California Dream Heaven or Hell?

Much has been written on The California Dream , including its alleged demise, but what about the Fake California Dream? While the real California Dream involves creating an idealized life of individual freedom and happiness, the Fake California Dream is something else entirely. The genuine dream occurs freely and naturally in the human imagination.

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PETA Brings Anti-Fur Message, Protests to Beverly Hills

November 26, 2011

For many, Black Friday was a day of frantic shopping. But for members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the day was a chance for shoppers and retailers to think before they buy or sell products made from animals. PETA members and supporters gathered at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Rodeo Drive Friday for the organization’s annual “Fur Free Friday” event. “PETA is asking people to remember animals on the busiest shopping day of the year by leaving fur off their lists,” said Matt Bruce, who organized the  rally. “Every day is ‘Black Friday’ for foxes, raccoons, rabbits and other animals who are trapped, drowned, beaten to death, strangled,  electrocuted and even skinned alive in order to produce fur coats and collars.” There are no federal laws that protect animals on fur farms, Bruce noted: “If this kind of abuse were brought upon a dog or a cat it would warrant felony cruelty to animal charges.” PETA believes that selling and buying clothes and products made from animal fur, feathers and hides creates a market that fosters the abuse of animals. Saving animals is as simple as choosing alternatives like faux or synthetic material, Bruce said.  Speakers at the rally included Grammy Award-winning song writer Cynthia Weil and her daughter, radio talk show host and blogger Dr. Jenn Berman,a pediatrician. Both women are vegans, who do not eat animal products or eggs, milk and other products produced from animals.  The protesters reminded shoppers that they can dress with style without wearing leather or fur. Clothing made from synthetic materials is now available in every price range from most retailers—even top fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, who all refuse to work with real fur. “There is no excuse for wearing any animal’s skin,” Bruce said. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read more: PETA Brings Anti-Fur Message, Protests to Beverly Hills

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California Stereotypes Suck!

November 26, 2011

California stereotypes are everywhere, but are they all true?

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