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The Day Democracy Died in California › American Greatness

On June 20, the California Supreme Court ruled that the Taxpayer Protection Act, a ballot initiative that would have given voters veto power over new taxes…

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California bill would require new cars to beep at speeding drivers 

California would become the first in the nation with such a security requirement, should the bill be signed into law.

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Long Beach Declares Public Health Emergency Due to 'Surprising' Tuberculosis Outbreak

Officials declared a local public health emergency on Thursday due to a tuberculosis outbreak in Long Beach, California.

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San Francisco Hilton in Financial District Defaults on Mortgage

The Hilton Financial District in San Francisco has defaulted on its loan, the latest major commercial failure in the struggling city.

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Victor Davis Hanson: California, the Great Destroyer

In 1996, the California legislature created the high speed rail authority. In 2008, voters passed an initial nearly $10 billion bond to build an envisioned 800…

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Massive Homeless Encampment Fire Shuts Down LA FWY Indefinitely

A massive fire at a homeless encampment beneath an underpass in downtown Los Angeles has shut down the 10 freeway indefinitely. 

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'Your Call Cannot Be Completed as Dialed.' Portland Asks Residents Not to Call 911

The chickens continue to come home to roost for progressive cities. While it is tempting to make remarks about savoring the schadenfreude of the various moments, karma being a b***h, or getting what o...

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Widespread Mass Looting Overnight in Philly

Mass looting is being reported all over Philadelphia tonight. There are accounts of Center City stores being cleaned out by looters, including Lululemon, the Apple Store, a Foot Locker near the Libert...

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Target to shutter nine stores due to violence and theft, shockingly ALL in blue states

 Urban areas in blue states have been facing issues for a while now when it comes to bringing in or even retaining the stores already in their communities that are relied on for groceries and other consumable items by their populations. In Chicago, things have gotten so bad in some areas that Mayor Brandon Johnson has begun making suggestions that are ripped right out of Mao's Little Red Book as Twitchy's Doug P. reported a few weeks ago.

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The Hidden Factors Driving up Gas Prices in California

 I am writing to address the concerns raised in a recent letter from your "Oil Czar," Tai Milder, regarding gas price fluctuations in the state. While it is commendable that you are taking steps to better understand these issues, I believe it is imperative to highlight the significant role that local, state, and federal gas taxes, as well as California’s stringent environmental regulatory regime, play in driving up the retail price of gasoline sold in California.

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'Educational Homicide': Zero Students Test Proficient in Math at 40 Percent of Baltimore High Schools

 Let's begin with a question: When will Democrats wake up and realize that by lowering scholastic expectations, they hurting the very students they profess to want to help? Other than never, I mean.

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'Catch And Release': Suspect in Viral LA Flash Mob Robbery Was Released on Cashless Bail One Day Before Heist

A Los Angeles woman accused of participating in a viral flash mob robbery was released on cashless bail just one day before the heist, court records show, reflecting the city's struggle to fight crime under liberal prosecutor George Gascón.

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WATCH: Mass Youth Brawls Hit California Malls

Two massive brawls were reported on Sunday at malls in California, including the Del Amo mall in L.A., and the Bay Street Mall near Oakland.

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GOP Lawmakers In a Blue State Are Seeking to Shift the Party's Stance on Two Major Issues

 Republicans in California may remove opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage from the state’s official party platform to resonate with voters, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

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California Considers Eliminating Requirement to Notify Law Enforcement of Suspected Domestic Violence

 Former California State Senator Melissa Melendez, one of the shining sanity beacons in the not-so Golden State’s body politic, tweeted on August 14 that the state legislature is considering a bill eliminating the present requirement of healthcare providers to notify law enforcement when they suspect a patient has, or is, suffering from domestic violence.

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I Couldn't Believe the Truth About Shoplifting

It wasn’t until just moments ago that I became aware of just how shockingly bad the shoplifting crime wave is — and I’m the former San Francisco resident who can’t seem to stop writi...

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California Democrats Block Bill To Lock Up Repeat Child Sex Traffickers: Prison Is Not the Answer

California Democrats on Tuesday killed a bipartisan bill to strengthen punishments for repeat traffickers of minors, continuing a years-long push to empty prisons.

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Disaster: Homelessness Skyrockets in Los Angeles; Over 75,000 on Streets in L.A. County

Homelessness in Los Angeles skyrocketed over the last year, increasing by 10% in L.A. County and 9% in the city.

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Filmmaker Has Stunning Example of How Crime in San Francisco Is Out of Control

 Eli Steele, a filmmaker, detailed his experience of what happened when the SUV he was using in San Francisco was broken into and thousands of dollars of equipment was stolen.

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California Takes a Big Step Towards Legalizing Shoplifting

If California isn’t already the nation’s shoplifting leader, it soon will be if State Senator Dave Cortese’s SB 553 becomes law, according to some retailers. The bill just passed the...

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California: Person of Color™ Torches College Students, Doesn't Even Get Probation

A California DA has let a Person of Color™ convicted of literally setting UC Berkeley students on fire skate without prison or even probation.

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California Democrats Kill Legislation that Cracks Down

If they were effective, more than 5,000 users would still be alive. This is not about public health. It's not about crime prevention. This is about race and the radica

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California Goes Full Communist: Utilities to Base What They Charge on How Much You Make

California is implementing full Marxism before our very eyes. Now there can be no doubt: instituting Communism has been what “equity” has been all about.

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Video shows baby lying on San Francisco sidewalk with mother who apparently just gave birth

A viral video shows a crying baby lying on a San Francisco sidewalk with the mother, who apparently just gave birth.What do we know?The baby was born Thursday, KRON-TV reported, citing the city's fire department. The video in question began circulating Sa

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Driver mows down biking doctor before stabbing him to death on Pacific Coast Highway

Vanroy Evan Smith struck cycling doctor Michael Mammone with his car before stabbing him to death on the Pacific Coast Highway Wednesday, law enforcement officials said.

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LAPD Stops Potential Mass Casualty Shooting in Hollywood, Man in High-Rise Had Rifles Pointed Down at Park

Good job by the LAPD. This could have turned into another tragedy.

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8 of the 10 Neediest Cities in America Have Something in Common

A recent study showed that the 10 neediest cities in the U.S. have a few things in common. The most glaring commonality of this list is that eight out of the top ten cities had a Democrat at the helm at the time the survey took place.

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Year in Review: California Got Even Crazier in 2022

Progressives had a banger year in California, even by the Golden State’s standards.

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Newsom Humiliated as California's Migration Exodus Is Worst in Nation

Remember when Newsom ran ads in Florida encouraging Sunshine state residents to ditch freedom and move to California? Well, I guess it didn’t work out so well.

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‘Horrified and Outraged’: Murder Victims’ Families Rip Oregon Governor for Commuting Death Sentences

The family members of Oregon murder victims are tearing into Gov. Kate Brown (D.) for commuting the sentences of the state's death row inmates.

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Universal Basic Income Hits the Bay Area—If You’re Black

At least three guaranteed income initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area openly discriminate against white residents, limiting or entirely preventing their participation in programs that dole out no-strings-attached cash.

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San Francisco Is A Hellhole For A Reason

Earlier today I wrote about an infant who overdosed on fentanyl while playing in a park. The child’s nanny had taken her to the park for a walk and among the detritus left by druggies was enough fentanyl to cause a near-fatal overdose. Luckily the EMTs arrived and saved her life.

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In Los Angeles, a Carnival of Grievance Politics

What a spectacle, what a carnival, what a glorious, over-the-top bacchanal of grievance politics we’ve seen unfolding in Los Angeles this week.

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L.A. Gas Prices Hit Record High $6.494; OPEC Move Suggests Worse Ahead

The average price for a gallon of gas hit a new record high on Wednesday in Los Angeles, California, reaching $6.494.

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The Morning Briefing: Once-Glorious California Is Now a Fascist Lunatic Asylum

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Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Darren rarely spoke of the unfortunate dung beetle incident that ended his occasionally drunken forays into entomology....

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Gavin Newsom signs bill to punish doctors who spread 'Covid misinformation'

Newsom defended his approval of the bill, AB 2098, permitting the
state medical board to punish doctors for infractions.

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NYC Rapist Gets 30-Day Sentence, Then Goes on Vile Sex-Assault Rampage, Thanks to Commie DA Alvin Bragg

When can we end this liberal experiment of letting violent people walk free?
Justin Washington raped a teenage family member. In other cities that might send him to prison for 25 years. In the woketop...

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California Takes Steps To Ban Sale Of New Natural Gas Furnaces, Heaters

California is taking action to make it the first state in the country to get rid of natural gas water heaters and furnaces in houses.