The state’s horrific wildfires are a reminder that abstract progressive ideologies impose life-and-death consequences on millions.
California has been clouded under a blanket of smoke for weeks. Stanford University, where I work, sent students and faculty home early for Thanksgiving. The campus is more than 200 miles southwest of the 150,000-acre Camp Fire that just incinerated the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Paradise, and yet the entire Bay Area has been buried under collateral haze for days. I am a fifth-generation native Californian and remember many horrific Sierra Nevada fires, but never anything remotely comparable to the blazes of 2018.
Here in Fresno County, in the San Joaquin Valley, positioned between the Coast Range and Sierra Nevada mountains, the stagnant air for weeks has remained as polluted as China’s. When the normal northerlies blew, we were smoked in from the Camp Fire, 250 miles to the north. When the rarer southerlies took over, some of the smoke from the 100,000-acre Woolsey fire in the canyons of Malibu arrived from 230 miles distant.
Two high-ranking University of California administrators are urging women’s center administrators across the nation to take up the task of “deconstructing masculinities.”
The Miraj compound, located in Dunlap, California, is home to a group of radical Islamists connected to the extremist Black nationalist Muslim group Al-Ummah.
Conditions for homeless residents in San Francisco are among the worst in the world, with many living in crowded camps filled with trash, feces, and discarded needles.
A city reeling from the tragedy of a mass shooting was under a siege of a different sort Friday as raging wildfires on both sides of the city forced evacuations and shut down part of the main freeway to town.
Ventura County Sgt. Eric Bucshow told Fox News that Ian David Long posted on Instagram during the shooting but could not confirm what was posted as the gunman methodically shot and reloaded. The Instagram account has been taken down but it was up for several hours after the shooting — until law enforcement became aware of it.
This is what a Democratic party administration has done to Los Angeles.
A few days old but still relevant, much like the poop on the streets. 😉
The shooter in a killing rampage at a country western bar in Thousand Oaks, California, has been identified as former U.S. Marine Ian David Long, officials said.
At least 12 people were killed, including a sheriff’s sergeant, late Wednesday night when a gunman clad in black opened fire during a “college country night” at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., police said.
At least six people have been shot, including a deputy sheriff and a doorman, after the shooter stormed in the venue armed with guns and smoke grenades.
The shooter is thought to still be at large after opening fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill.
Twitter: Thousand Oaks
In the 2000s there were around 20 cases recorded per year and analysts are putting the dramatic rise down to a 47 per cent increase in homelessness since 2012.
Prominent church officials are accused of engaging in an “institutional cover-up of an enormous magnitude” in a damning report that lists 263 local priests deemed sexual predators.
“Twentieth-century San Francisco, Herb Caen’s beloved Baghdad by the Bay, has ceased to exist. It has been replaced by a city where the sidewalks around Market Street are, in places, caked in feces, urine, and vomit. The stink as you emerge from the BART batters you like frozen sleet, shocking and overwhelming. The hordes of homeless, sprawled in doorways and sleeping on the sidewalks, are a bitterly eclectic mixture of the mentally deranged; burnt out druggies; dead-eyed hippies; con artists; pickpockets; and hundreds of simply lost, forgotten souls.
A city plan to clean a section of downtown Los Angeles designated the “Typhus Zone” that was supposed to begin earlier this week has been delayed as more clusters of the disease are expected to appear throughout the region.