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‘An Empty Threat’: Calif. Kills Bill To Defund Sanctuary Cities

‘An Empty Threat’: Calif. Kills Bill To Defund Sanctuary Cities

Family members of victims killed by people in the country illegally gathered at the California State Capitol Tuesday, to support a measure that would defund the state’s sanctuary cities. “Somebody who wasn’t even supposed to be in our country took his life, so this is the last picture with my son,” Agnes Gibboney said. KTXL […]

The Detroiting of California: Lawsuit Abuse May Help Bring State to Ruin

The Detroiting of California: Lawsuit Abuse May Help Bring State to Ruin

By Debra Tash Back in the 1960’s Detroit was considered the premier municipality, the seat of economic prosperity driven by capitalism.  This cradle of America’s automotive industry, birthplace of Motown, now lies in ruins, evidenced by a high crime rate, abandoned housing and lack of jobs. The New York Times in a 2013 piece, Anatomy […]

California State Legislature Report 2017/2018 SESSION KICK-OFF

California State Legislature Report 2017/2018 SESSION KICK-OFF

The 2017/2018 Session of the California State Legislature is now up to full speed. With the bill introduction deadline now passed, the wildlife and conservation community has not only gotten a good look at what legislation of interest and concern we’ll be dealing with this year, we have also introduced some of our own positive […]

California seeks fourth federal disaster declaration

By James Poulos Still reeling from a wild weather season, California chalked up a fourth request for federal disaster aid, as Gov. Jerry Brown lodged the request en route to Washington earlier this month. “Putting the price tag of California’s brutal winter storms at $569 million, Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Trump […] for a fourth federal disaster […]

California lawmakers propose relief for criminal juveniles

California lawmakers propose relief for criminal juveniles

By James Poulos In a fresh bid to reform California’s criminal justice system, Sacramento lawmakers have begun to advance several bills, many aimed at softening juvenile punishment. “Democratic state senators Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles and Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens are proposing four bills intended to keep more youthful offenders out of the criminal justice system,” as […]

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

  Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing last week with a 5-2 vote, and despite amendmends, it continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. Last week the San Diego Union Tribune published my op-ed titled ‘Sanctuary state bill protects felons from being deported’  and the East County Californian did […]

Social Network Robbery Scheme Turns Dates Into Armed Robbery

Social Network Robbery Scheme Turns Dates Into Armed Robbery

Police in Sacramento, Calif. are warning people of a modern day burglary scheme, in which men become victims after scheduling to meet women through online social networking sites. There have been at least 10 incidents throughout the area in recent weeks where victims try to set up dates with a female through a social forum, […]

California is planning to implement new rules to prevent Climate Change

California is planning to implement new rules to prevent Climate Change

See our “15 minute” synopsis of the 1/27/2017 Air Resources Board public hearing in Sacramento. The video includes clips from the ARB staff presentation, the UC Davis economist consultant (this guy was good), and comments from a staff member of Rincon Consultants (nice to see a Ventura organization in Sacramento at the hearing). Watch on […]

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018. Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said […]

Gaines Report on the closing volley from California’s 2015/2016 Legislative Session

Gaines Report on the closing volley from California’s 2015/2016 Legislative Session

On Wednesday, August 31st, the California State Legislature lowered the curtain on their two-year 2015/2016 Legislative Session – sending some bills to the Governor’s desk for his consideration, and many others to their grave. This “Gaines & Associates Special Report – 2015/2016 Session Wrap-Up” will provide our clients with the absolute latest status of legislation […]

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