Tag Archives: California

A historic moment revealing a Pyhrric defeat for Trump

By ann summers Even as Trump tried to make canceling a Sanders-Trump debate this week in Caifornia into a positive meme (“I don’t debate second-place candidates”), he lost because his ditching a debate in the Iowa GOP primary using the … Continue reading

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Frisco Flix Fascist Nix

By ann summers Hollywood North is not San Francisco South, nor North Hollywood or South San Francisco. But maybe in an age of media crime fascination there can be high-tech tours of location specific cinematic crime, something better than the Alcatraz … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SNOWBLIND

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD It’s an irony that the things I like best about Christmas are traditions from places where Winter means snow and ice. The smell of pine warmed by glowing lights, carols full of cold Decembers, and hot … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUNCROSSING

 by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I am by choice most thoroughly a creature of the West Coast convergence of sea and desert, which gives new meaning to “dry land.” Autumn, when the sun recrosses the equator heading south, might tempt me … Continue reading

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Stateside California: Pregnant Black Woman Who Refused to Provide Identification Slammed to Ground and Arrested by Barstow Police

By Elaine Magliaro The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) obtained a video taken in January outside a school building by a police body camera of an officer “responding to an apparent traffic dispute.” The dispute  … Continue reading

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Backroom New Jersey Verizon Deal Will Hurt Landline Customers: One Example of How Government Now Exists to Service Corporations at the Expense of the Citizenry

By Elaine Magliaro On Sunday, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston reported that the telephone is going to become “much more costly and intermittently available in the Garden State, thanks to a backroom deal between New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration and … Continue reading

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Kevin Bollaert, Creator of a “Revenge Porn” Website, Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

By Elaine Magliaro Last Friday, Kamala D. Harris, California’s Attorney General, announced that Kevin Christopher Bollaert, “the operator of a cyber-exploitation website which posted nude photos of individuals with personal identifying information without their consent, was sentenced to 18 years in … Continue reading

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