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California confronts its Confederate past

California confronts its Confederate past

LOS ANGELES — The backhoe crept into the graveyard as the city lay still. It had come for the six-foot granite monument with the bronze plaque, a salute to the Confederate Army veterans interred below. Hollywood Forever Cemetery had housed the marker since 1925, but the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., had sparked phone calls, […]

Eber: Progressive’s Anonymous (A satire)

Eber: Progressive’s Anonymous (A satire)

 . By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Things have slipped a bit in California politics during the past decade. With the disintegration of the Republican Party, Democratic super majorities in both legislative branches have resulted. There is not one GOP member holding a state office. The donkeys reign supreme. The world at least […]

Justice Department Demands Records From Anti-Trump Protest Website

Justice Department Demands Records From Anti-Trump Protest Website

The U.S. Justice Department has requested information from a California web hosting provider about anyone who visited DisruptJ20.org, a website that coordinated protests against Donald Trump’s presidency on Inauguration Day. DreamHost received a search warrant last month requesting any “record or other information” related to the DisruptJ20 website, which the company said amounted to more […]

How old is the oldest tree?

How old is the oldest tree?

Just like Treebeard the Ent claims to be the oldest creature in Middle Earth, trees are among the oldest living beings on real Earth. The oldest tree depends on what you count as a “tree” but ranges from 5,000 to 80,000 years. Now that’s a long time! Trees have been around for such a long […]

Next CalPERS Victim—Simi Valley, My Hometown

Next CalPERS Victim—Simi Valley, My Hometown

  . By Stephen Frank, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views In April the people of Simi Valley were told we had a Triple AAA rating and our finances were never better.  Now the cops can not get a pay raise for four years and the city has created a Commission to decide on […]

Despite California’s strict new law, hundreds of schools still don’t have enough vaccinated kids

Despite California’s strict new law, hundreds of schools still don’t have enough vaccinated kids

LOS ANGELES—Even with a new law that has boosted kindergarten vaccination rates to record highs, hundreds of schools across California still have so many children lacking full immunization that they pose an increased risk of disease outbreaks, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of state data. At nearly 750 schools, 90 percent or fewer […]

California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest

California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it failed to comply with a request for documents that might indicate whether agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington seeks an order to force the […]

Sad Watching the GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes’ Meltdown

Sad Watching the GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes’ Meltdown

  . By Stephen Frank, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views It is very sad to watch a public figure meltdown and destroy their future.  It is even sadder to watch the public figure use the last remnants of his power to create a scorched Earth policy, killing all those around him and those […]

CalPERS’ divestment goals in crosshairs as coal stocks soar

CalPERS’ divestment goals in crosshairs as coal stocks soar

by Steven Greenhut A newly released report from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System confirms that, fulfilling the Legislature’s directive to divest from coal-related investments, the pension fund has now largely exited from coal stocks. But as news reports this week suggest, this “socially responsible” investment policy has come at a price, as coal stocks soar under the […]

California vote scandal blows up

California vote scandal blows up

  By Jon Rappoport (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.) California vote-fraud scandal blows up “Los Angeles County officials informed us that the total number of registered voters [in the County] now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.” […]

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