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As red states push for more restrictions, California expands access to abortions

When you read about abortion these days, the news is mostly about restrictions—new state laws, regulations, and court challenges that aim (depending on your point of view) either to make the procedure safer for women or to put providers out of business. But California is going in the opposite direction,…

‘Deuce Bigalow’ actor: I haven’t made a movie in California in 7 years because of Democrats

“Saturday Night Live” alumnus and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” actor Rob Schneider appeared in a short video (embedded below) with California Assemblyman — and Republican gubernatorial hopeful — Tim Donnelly and Politichicks reporter Ann-Marie Murrell on Monday. In the video, Schneider declared that he hasn’t worked on a film in…

Hollywood copyright cartel’s plot to indoctrinate California kindergartens

Sharing is the essence of digital creativity, but its enemies want to brainwash grade-schoolers with their commercial interests In kindergarten, we teach children to share. By second grade – if people who bring you songs and pixie dust have their way – we’ll amend that in a major way. Hollywood…

Researchers warn: Massive Alaska quake could cause tsunami for California

A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California’s economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned. One third of all boats in California’s marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would…

Fourth largest fire in California history caused by ‘some sort of marijuana-type grove thing’

A video of Twain Harte Fire Chief Todd McNeal briefing the community on California’s Rim fire surfaced online today, and in it he said that “we know [the fire]‘s human-caused, as there was no lightning in the area…and we highly suspect there might be some sort of illicit grove, some…

Court upholds California’s ban on harmful gay-to-straight ‘conversion’ therapy

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a California law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression of anyone under 18 years old. “California has authority to prohibit licensed mental health providers from administering therapies that the legislature…

California wildfire still burning out of control and threatens Yosemite redwoods

Nearly 200 square miles of California is on fire Saturday, with smoke from the Stanislaus National Forest wafting as far as San Francisco, 200 miles west. Firefighters estimate that they’ve only contained about 5 percent of the fire, and is large enough to create its own weather patterns, making it…

Accused serial killer defends himself at trial: ‘I may have had sex with her, but I didn’t kill her’

By Ronnie Cohen SAN RAFAEL, California (Reuters) – An accused California serial killer delivered the closing argument at his own capital murder trial on Friday, insisting as he has from the start of the proceeding that the prosecution’s case is built on nothing more than “opinions and theories.” Joseph Naso,…

Men face new drug charges over holding woman as sex slave in a metal toolbox

By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two California men accused of holding a teenage girl captive as a sex slave on their marijuana farm and locking her inside an oversized metal toolbox have also been charged with forcing her to help prepare their cannabis crop for illegal distribution. Federal…

Supreme Court shoots down last-ditch effort to stop same sex marriage in California

The US Supreme Court has rejected an emergency bid to reinstate California’s ban on same-sex marriage, The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers for the gay couples who sued to lift the ban, said he had received word that the justice tasked with…

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