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$3.9 BILLION Added to Los Angeles Pension Cost—NO Revenues to Pay


$3.9 BILLION Added to Los Angeles Pension Cost—NO Revenues to Pay

By Stephen Frank
on Jul 29, 2014 08:22 pm
California Political News and Views

Los Angeles is bankrupt. Now, thanks to a court decision they must seriously consider starting the process to protect the city and its residents. It currently has a $425 million debt plus billions in bonds outstanding. The city is losing productive workers and firms—instead being inundated by illegal aliens and cheap labor—for cheap businesses. It […]

JD Comment: It is indeed time to split from L.A. California can have it! — Admin Liz Bowen


Local Leftists in Los Osos Want to Use Government via Eminent Domain to Steal Private Property

Local Leftists in Los Osos Want to Use Government via Eminent Domain to Steal Private Property

By Stephen Frank

on Jul 29, 2014 08:18 pm

California Political News and Views

The Left does not approve of private property. That is why they believe in big government and higher taxes. Whenever possible they want something they make it harder on private firms. In this case, the Left want government control over all water—so private water owners need to go. That is why bills are in Sacramento […]

Colusa County is kicking-off a Jefferson Declaration Committee

Just got back from Colusa County.  We had around 30 people at The Chinese Restaurant in Williams. Yeah … that is the name of the restaurant. Kinda like “who’s on 1st”.  Oh, they serve Chinese food.

We formed a committee. Also got stuff together for the Lake County Fair (Truman & Cheryl were there).

Looks like we will do a Town Hall in the town of Colusa. It is really special to see folks getting behind the state! Five young men came together with 3 of them active in the Marine Corp. Hildy brought her State of Jefferson gear and they purchased it.

Report from Terry Rapoza


New statewide water waste prohibitions take effect Tuesday

New statewide water waste prohibitions take effect Tuesday

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014 – 5:18 pm

It is now illegal for any Californian to hose down a driveway or sidewalk, or allow landscape irrigation to flood off their property.

These and other new regulations were approved July 15 by the State Water Resources Control Board in response to the ongoing drought in California. They formally took effect Tuesday after passing a legal review by the state Office of Administrative Law.

The new regulations also forbid using a hose to wash a vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shutoff nozzle; and operating a decorative fountain, unless the water recirculates. The regulations apply to both residents and business owners, and will remain in force for 270 days, unless renewed.

Although many local water agencies already have such prohibitions in effect, they are not universal.

In addition, acts of water waste can now be prosecuted as a criminal infraction, subject to fines of $500 per day. And all large local water agencies are now required to activate their water waste contingency plans, if they have one, to limit outdoor landscape watering, which accounts for 50 percent or more of most urban water consumption. If agencies do not have such a plan, they are required to restrict outdoor watering to no more than two days per week.

George Kostyrko, a spokesman for the state water board, said his agency will be monitoring local water agencies to ensure they comply. The public should report individuals violations they observe to the local water agency responsible for serving the particular area. Water waste at state government facilities can be reported online at:

“We are focusing on water agency actions first and foremost, which will leverage the greatest action to decrease, or conserve water use,” Kostyrko said via email.

The state board adopted the regulations after gathering data from 267 local water agencies throughout the state. The data showed that relatively few agencies had already adopted mandatory water-use restrictions. Most had only voluntary restrictions in place. It also revealed that total water consumption statewide in May actually increased by 1 percent in May, compared to an average of the prior three years.

A subsequent review of the data by The Bee, published Monday, showed that only mandatory watering restrictions were effective at inducing customers to conserve. Water agencies with mandatory limits in force cut their water use by 5 percent in May, whereas those with only voluntary measures saw a 4 percent increase in water consumption.

Only 61 percent of water agencies bothered to respond to the state’s request for data. As a result, the water board will now require all large water agencies in California to begin submitting water consumption data on a monthly basis, starting Aug. 15.

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State should follow federal example

From Rally Sally –

Don Gets It!

California state government is basically flawed. In the Legislature we have two divisions, the Senate and the Assembly, but in each case, their representation is based on population. In our federal Legislature the House is based on population and the Senate is based on equal representation from each state. If our state Senate was based on equal representation from each county, we would have a much better representation in the state government for the less populated counties. Right now a few heavily populated areas control the whole state. If we had equal representation from all the counties in the state Senate, I believe we would have a much more fair form of government and there would not be this movement to split our state.

Redding Record Searchlight — Letter to Editor

Don Besselievre: State should follow federal example

Redding Record Searchlight  — Letter to Editor

California state government is basically flawed.

More Ammunition out of Sacramento! Time for the State of Jefferson!
California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a new law that would reduce the number of legal immigrants eligible for deportation after being convicted of a misdemeanor, even crimes such as child molestation and identity theft.
SB 1310 will cut the maximum possible sentence for a misdemeanor by one day, a move that would halt deportation for immigrants convicted of the offense.
Federal law maintains that immigrants sentenced to 365 days in jail are eligible for deportation. The new law will set California’s maximum sentence at 364 days, making sure no immigrant is ever deported under the federal rule.
California Republicans criticized the new law, saying that not all misdemeanors are benign. As KFBK radio reported on Tuesday, Republicans pointed out that “cruelty to animals, child neglect or identity theft could be covered in some cases.”
It is rumored that Jerry Brown is eyeing a run for the Democrat nomination for president in 2016, a move that might set him against Hillary Clinton.
If he runs, it won’t be the first time. In fact, Brown has a long history of making runs at the White House.
Brown ran for president in 1976, 1980, and again in 1992. He was a fringe candidate in each case and viewed as a somewhat comical figure having garnered the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” during his first stint as California’s governor starting in 1975.