A California court has just ruled in favor of a Christian bakeshop owner in Bakersfield who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2017. After Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, turned down their request, the couple took their case to California’s Department of Fair Housing. The agency in turn sued Cathy arguing she had discriminated against the lesbian couple under the Unruh Civil Rights Act. The Thomas More Society, which represented Tastries Bakery, ironically noted that the Unruh Act intended to prevent discrimination based on religion, race or ethnicity was being used to enforce religious discrimination. However, the judge ruled that under the protection offered by America’s first amendment, Cathy could not be forced to perform an activity that violated her Christian beliefs. During the initial conversations with the lesbian couple, the bakery had no problems providing a cake or previously decorated cake, but would not custom decorate a cake to specifically promote their Lesbian wedding, since it violated their religious beliefs. The case itself took many unusual turns. …
According to a study conducted SmartAsset, workers who are under the age of 35 and earn $100,000 or more a year, are abandoning states which have embraced left-wing ideologies, the New York Post reports. SmartAsset gained this information from studying data from tax returns submitted to America’s IRS. In other words, these woke states are being abandoned by a key demographic, young, rich taxpayers. The New York Post reports on the findings: New York had the largest net outflow of young professionals — 15,788, the study found. A whopping 28,741 moved out, while 12,953 moved to the state. […] California saw the second-highest net outflow of young professionals. In 2019 and 2020, 20,568 young professionals moved to the state, but 28,528 left, according to the SmartAsset study, making for a net outflow of 7,960. Illinois has also been hemorrhaging under-35 workers, the study found. The Prairie State lost 9,386 young professionals while gaining just 6,527 — a net outflow of 2,859. Several large companies have recently announced they were moving their headquarters out of Chicago, citing soaring levels of crime. …
A railway company, owned by the French government, has decided to pull out of the project to build a high-speed rail line from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and will instead be building a railway line in Morocco. Despite Morocco experiencing what Transparency International called ‘severe and systematic’ levels of government corruption, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF) made the decision describing the California government as being more ‘politically dysfunctional’ than Morocco. SNCF had been contracted to build the line in 2010 at an estimated cost of $33 billion. However, because of continued political interference and changes, the SNCF decided to pull out of the project in 2020. If constructed, it is now estimated that the line will cost California taxpayers upwards of $113 billion. READ: Foreign Railway Company Decided Not To Build In California Because It’s More ‘Politically Dysfunctional’ Than Morocco
It’s California, so it is to be expected. But just days after California announced that it will be banning the sale of new gas-powered personal vehicles effective 2035, Californians were asked to limit the charging of electric vehicles, because of a looming electricity shortage on the Labor Day weekend. The Blaze provides more details: California energy managers are warning that an expected heat wave over Labor Day weekend could cause blackouts and are urging state residents to conserve energy — which is bad news for electric vehicle owners. The California Independent System Operator — a non-profit that manages the power grid for 80% of California and a small part of Nevada — issued a bulletin Tuesday announcing that “extreme heat” conditions are “likely to strain the grid with increased energy demands, especially over the holiday weekend.”[…] “Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the ISO advised. READ: Californians are urged to avoid charging electric vehicles, days after state announced ban of new …
It’s hard to believe that there are actually San Franciscans talking about a tax revolt against their enlightened politicians. But there are. Apparently, among other things, small business owners are tired of having to sweep up human feces from the front of their stores, before they open their doors. The Blaze reports: Small business owners in San Francisco’s Castro District are demanding city officials take action to address the growing issues of crime, drug use, and homelessness in the area. The Castro Merchants Association sent a letter to San Francisco city officials saying members of the group plan to stop paying taxes if the city doesn’t do more to address the issues. In the letter, the association said people who are living on the streets “regularly experience psychotic episodes” and have vandalized storefronts and harassed business owners, employees, residents and tourists, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. READ: San Francisco businesses threatening to not pay taxes unless officials clean up city Of course, there are different ways of conducting a tax revolt. Some people are just …
The principal of Theuerkauf Elementary School in Mountain View, California, called police to remove a 4-year-old boy because he refused to wear a mask. It was his first day of school and the boy, who may also have learning difficulties, was already inconsolable when teachers asked him to put on a mask, the Daily Mail reports. When his dad showed up, the principal ordered him to leave the school grounds under threat he would be removed if he didn’t leave. The police then escorted the boy off the school premises. Theuerkauf Elementary School is one of only a handful of schools mandating masks in California. It changed its policy the next day. READ: Shocking moment boy, 4, is removed from his Silicon Valley school by POLICE after he refused to wear mask: Dad says face-coverings leave youngster ‘distraught’ As one blogger noted: “It’s the people in charge who are the children.” Meanwhile, as police walk 4-year-olds out of school, restaurant owners are training their workers in kung-fu to fight real crime. READ: Store Owner in …
Each year, U-haul provides data that shows what states people are leaving and what states people are moving to based on rentals of its trucks and trailers.
California was once the land of promise, but after years of woke politicians and socialist policies, people are coming to their senses and abandoning the state, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Breitbart explains: California lost 352,000 residents between April 2020 and January 2022, according to the state’s Department of Finance statistics. The departure of hundreds of thousands of California residents comes after the state lost a congressional seat for the first time in history due to its below-average population increase from 2010 to 2020. The Democrat-run cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles rank first and second in the nation for outbound moves. California residents are fleeing the state in droves due to its extremely high cost of living, housing prices, crime rates, and homelessness rates. The data shows that Los Angeles residents left the city for areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Dallas. Roughly 41,000 Angelenos left the city in the second quarter of 2022, up from the 33,000 who left the city during the same period in …
San Francisco voters have just fired woke prosecutor, California District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, by booting him out of office in a recall vote. The vote was sparked by a petition drive calling for Boudin to be removed from office.
The Blaze reports that California’s population has shrunk for the second year in a row, losing nearly 120,000 people in 2021.
A California gang member convicted of murder has just vowed to have the name ‘George Gascón’ tattooed on his face. He is doing it to honor the light sentence that Los Angeles County ‘woke’ and Democrat District Attorney George Gascón gave Luis Hernandez after he killed a man during an armed robbery in 2018.
After Hollywood’s elite called for the defunding of police in California and across America, Los Angeles police are reporting that 17 gangs, including the Crips and Bloods, are specifically targeting the rich and famous in that city.
According to a recent poll conducted by Zogby, 38.9% of New Yorkers have either already made plans to leave New York or are considering a move.
A brazen daylight robbery in Los Angeles reveals the root of the problem of what is going on in California. The Daily Mail writes that six women entered Ulta Beauty Salon during a smash and grab and looted bags full of perfume and cosmetics while the alarm blared and customers watched. Thieves have targeted the store multiple times. The telling moment is that two of the thieves didn’t even bother to wear masks. This is because they have absolutely no fear of being arrested. If caught, they will be out on the street within hours. This is because LA County has a left-wing District Attorney, George Gascon, whose progressive soft on crime policy combined with a law that treats any thefts below $950 as a misdemeanor has led to a crime wave in California. Commenting on the theft, one LA county detective said, the maximum penalty they would receive would be the equivalent of a traffic fine. In other words, it’s just part of the cost of running a criminal enterprise in California. READ: Brazen …
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that after firing or suspending employees who were not vaccinated for COVID, California hospitals are so short-staffed, they are allowing employees who have COVID to work in the hospitals, provided they are not showing symptoms.
School isn’t what it used to be when I was growing up. It used to focus on the basics reading, writing and arithmetic. But no more. Fox News is alleging that in a now deleted link, a California School district was encouraging students to become involved in witchcraft and cast spells or hexes on police and others they don’t li
Fox News reports that the lawlessness which is sweeping California has resulted in the death of a security guard who was shot trying to protect a news crew from a ‘smash and grab’ as individuals tried to steal the crew’s camera equipment in Oakland.
Since California politicians started defunding and demonizing the police last year, it has only emboldened the criminal element. The most recent involved a ‘smash and grab’ at a Santa Rosa Apple Store that took place in broad daylight. Fox News reports that four individuals walked into the store at 11:30 am on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021, and while staff and customers looked on, stole $20,000 worth of merchandise. Democrat Gov Gavin Newsom promised to deal with the brazen thefts by setting up a task force to discuss it. READ: California Apple store hit in latest smash-and-grab in broad daylight MEANWHILE, a couple of university professors state that it’s racist to use the word ‘looting’ to describe the ‘smash and grabs’ sweeping California. READ: ‘Smash-and-grabs’ should not be called ‘looting’ because term is ‘racist’: Experts AND Greg Gutfeld: Americans are focused on the crime wave, the left is focused on language RELATED: Rampant smash-and-grab theft part of failure to prosecute criminals, tolerated by officials, experts say 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many …
The New York Post is reporting that over two dozen cars were used to block a street so a swarm of people could pillage a Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek, California.
As people around the world experience shortages and empty store shelves, it is easy to blame the lockdowns. Though this policy failed to stop COVID, it was particularly effective in damaging the economy. But we can’t give all the credit to the lockdowns, apparently global warming extremists have to receive at least an honourable mention.
The steady stream of people and businesses leaving California continues as Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company’s headquarters will be moved from Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas. Musk made the announcement at the company’s recent shareholder meeting. The company CEO added that Tesla’s plant in Fremont will remain open, but noted that there is a limit to how much they can do at the plant. He added that any future production plans will be done at locations outside California. Tesla is currently building a factory in Austin, Texas. The Tesla CEO was infuriated last year when Alameda County bureaucrats tried to shut down production at the company’s Fremont plant as part of its COVID lockdown. He said in his opinion, the state’s orders telling people they could not leave their homes as part of this lockdown was unconstitutional. READ: Elon Musk Says Tesla Moving Headquarters From California To Texas Several major hi-tech companies have already abandoned California including Hewlett Packard and Oracle. Reports earlier this year, noted that the population of California shrunk …
A disturbing story out of California may have fulfilled a prophecy that Jesus gave 2,000 years ago, warning about the
With gun crime skyrocketing in San Francisco, politicians realized they had a major crisis on their hand. In the first half of 2021, gun crime has doubled over 2020.
According to a study published by Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, so far this year, California has lost more businesses in 2021, than it did in all of 2020.
Towards the end of June, the city council of Oakland, California decided to ‘reallocate’ $18 million from the city’s police budget to other areas as part of its grandiose plan to make the city a safer place to live.
With many governments jumping on the green energy bandwagon these days, what do citizens have to look forward to? Well, if California is any indication, two things are guaranteed: Higher energy prices and blackouts.
If you want to understand why taxes are so high in California and why people are fleeing the state, a story on FEE provides a possible answer. With the average salary for lifeguards across the US sitting at $30,000 a year, many lifeguards in LA County makes more than that in overtime in a single year.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, for the first time in 171 years, the population of the state of California has shrunk. It lost over a 180,000 people last year, the equivalent of the populations of Santa Barbara and Santa Monica combined.
According to two research articles published in a medical journal, Hospital Pediatrics, the number of children hospitalized in California for COVID was grossly exaggerated by at least 40% and suspect the same thing happened across other states in the US.
The Supreme Court has just ruled that California’s limits on house churches and other religious gathering in homes is unconstitutional.
According to reports, the Democrat Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, is about to be recalled. The petition drive has collected 2.1 million signatures and only needs 1.5 million valid signatures to spark a recall election of the governor.
In July 2020, Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, decided to take a different approach to the lockdowns than many of the other US states such as California. DeSantis decided to treat his citizens as adults and told them to ‘act responsibly’ and kept schools, beaches and businesses open.
Officials for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Pasadena, California for those holding vital positions was forced to cancel after its online booking slots were flooded with those who weren’t eligible. The clinic was intended for senior citizens and those working in important fields such as heath-care, child-care, food services and teachers. So who were these ineligible people who thought they were so important that they could cut into the line? It was mostly Hollywood and media.
Under a bill proposed by a Democrat legislator, California businesses would be fined $1,000, if they display toys in separate sections for boys and girls.
People are moving out of California in droves because of government policy about the economy, high taxes, laxity on crime and restrictive COVID lockdowns. This story provides a snapshot on what is taking place in the state. A TV reporter, who was about to do an interview on increasing crime rates in San Francisco, was robbed at gunpoint by thieves who stole his camera.