Tag Archives: California

CA: Brown pardons two men facing deportation

Source: The Hill

“California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Saturday reportedly pardoned two men just days before they were scheduled to be deported for crimes in the U.S. Brown granted pardons to 132 individuals, and commuted 19 prison sentences. Among those pardoned were Mony Neth and Rottanak Kong, both Cambodian men who were picked up during October immigration sweeps …. Kong was convicted in 2003 on a felony joyriding charge, while Neth was convicted on a felony weapons charge in 1995. Both served jail time.” (12/24/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/366372-california-governor-pardons-two-men-facing-deportation

CA: San Francisco cop being probed for sex with a minor kills self in mall parking lot

Source: New York Daily News

“A San Francisco police officer who killed himself after being pulled over by police in a neighboring city was under investigation for child sexual abuse in Las Vegas, authorities said Tuesday. Antonio Cacatian, 49, shot himself Monday afternoon after San Francisco police requested help arresting him. Police in the nearby city of Richmond, where Cacatian lived, pulled him over in a shopping mall parking lot and officers retreated to their cars when they heard a gunshot, Lt. Felix Tan said. … Cacatian was under investigation over allegations that he may have committed sexual acts with a child under the age of 14 in 2014, Las Vegas Metropolitan police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer told the San Francisco Chronicle.” (12/20/17)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/san-francisco-probed-sex-minor-kills-article-1.3710594

SCOTUS will hear challenge to California law requiring anti-abortion groups to promote state-funded abortions

Source: KSRO News

“The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider whether a California requirement for pregnancy centers in that state to provide information about publicly funded abortion and contraceptive services violates free-speech rights. The petitioners, which say they are ‘life-affirming pregnancy centers,’ argue that California’s Reproductive FACT ACT, ‘Forces licensed pro-life medical centers to post notices informing women how to contact the State at a particular phone number for information on how to obtain state-funded abortions, directly contradicting the centers’ pro-life message.’ And that petitioners argue is a violation of the First Amendment, both its protections of speech and of free exercise.” (11/13/17)

http://www.ksro.com/2017/11/13/supreme-court-will-hear-challenge-to-california-pregnancy-center-law/

CA: Brown vetoes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

Source: The Hill

“California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) late Sunday vetoed legislation that would have required presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to qualify for the state ballot. The bill passed the Democratic-dominated legislature after President Trump broke longstanding precedent by refusing to make public his tax returns during the 2016 campaign. But Brown said the measure represented a possible slippery slope that could force candidates to release other private information, like health records, school records — and even a birth certificate.” (10/16/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/355583-calif-governor-blocks-plan-to-force-trump-to-release-tax-returns

CA: Eleven killed, thousands flee as wildfires ravage state

Source: ABC News

“At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured on Monday as massive wildfires swept through parts of California, destroying 1,500 residences and buildings, authorities said. Firefighters were battling 17 fires across multiple counties around the state as of late Monday night, authorities said. Intensified by strong winds, the fires charred about 90,000 acres of land, destroyed at least 1,500 buildings and forced nearly 20,000 residents to evacuate.” (10/10/17)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/thousands-flee-wildfires-ravage-northern-california-10-killed/story?id=50383162

CA: Brown signs “sanctuary state” bill

Source: Politico

“California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed ‘sanctuary state’ legislation limiting local law enforcement officials’ ability to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, the latest effort by Democrats here to blunt the effects of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. … The ‘sanctuary state’ bill prohibits local officials from asking about a person’s immigration status or from working in many cases with federal immigration agents. But the measure was significantly weakened before passage to gain Brown’s support, allowing local agencies to work with immigration authorities on cases involving immigrants convicted of a wide range of crimes.” [hat tip — David Klaus] (10/05/17)

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/california-sanctuary-city-jerry-brown-signs-243503

CA: Regime moves up 2020 primary elections to March

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to move California’s primary elections in 2020 to the beginning of March, three months ahead of when they were held in 2016. It’s a move designed to increase the influence of the country’s most populous state in deciding presidential candidates. By the June California primary elections in 2016, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were already their parties’ presumptive nominees. ‘Candidates will not be able to ignore the largest, most diverse state in the nation as they seek our country’s highest office,’ California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement about the bill called the Prime Time Primary Act.” (09/28/17)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/28/554147818/california-moves-up-2020-primary-elections-to-march

CA: Becerra sues Trump regime over border wall plan

Source: Bloomberg

“The state of California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against President Trump’s proposed plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general, announced in a statement that he has filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The lawsuit argues that the Department of Homeland Security improperly waived the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws pertaining to immigration and the environment to expedite construction of the border wall in two California counties. The lawsuit also claims that the DHS violated the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and the separation of powers doctrine.” (09/20/17)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/351547-california-to-sue-over-trumps-border-wall

CA: Sanctuary state bill sent to Brown

Source: ABC 7 Eyewitness News

“A bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to make California a sanctuary state, but some demonstrators are urging the governor to veto the measure. The bill, SB 54, limits the cooperation and communication between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Opponents in San Bernardino rallied Monday afternoon to urge the governor not to sign the bill. They argue it is an invitation to the world to enter and reside illegally [sic] in California.” (09/19/17)

http://abc7.com/politics/protesters-urge-gov-brown-not-to-sign-sanctuary-state-bill/2431194/

CA: San Diego pols to consider “allowing” marijuana cultivation/sale

Source: Los Angeles Times

“San Diego on Monday may join a small group of California cities willing to allow a local marijuana supply chain to sell the drug to both medical and recreational customers. The City Council is scheduled to consider a proposal to legalize local cultivation, manufacturing and testing of marijuana and related byproducts like edibles when new state laws take effect in January. … It’s not clear whether a majority of San Diego’s politically divided nine-member council will support allowing cultivation, manufacturing and testing. The panel’s five Democrats have shown more enthusiasm than the four Republicans.” [editor’s note: In what universe is it any of their business what people grow, sell and consume? – TLK] (09/09/17)

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sd-marijuana-20170909-story.html