Add CALIFORNIA NEWS DAILY to your Favorites List by CLICKING HERE

 

California News

 

California News Daily . . .
Investigating & reporting the current issues of importance to the citizens of the Great State of California.

 

 

California News For Californians

Independent News for the Citizens of California

 

 

cheap-domain-name-superstore.com
.com domains only $7.85


 

CALIFORNIA NEWS DAILY
SPECIALS

 


CND Special 30% OFF

 

 

 

Ann Coulter - Treason - Click for more info
CND Special 30% OFF

 

 

 

Michael Savage - The Enemy Within - Click for more info
CND Special 30% OFF

 

 

 


CND Special 30% OFF

 

 

 

David Limbaugh - Persecution - Click for more info
CND Special 30% OFF

 

CALIFORNIA NEWS DAILY
SPECIALS


California News
Publications

 


 

 

 

 

PRESS ROOM
1-888-CN-DAILY

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

"BLACK FIREFLIGHTER A DISGRACE" by Larry Elder

Tennie Pierce, a black 19-year veteran firefighter, recently won a $2.7 million settlement from the Los Angeles City Council. Here's the story. . .

 

WORLD NET DAILY - Following a firehouse volleyball game, fellow firefighters laced Pierce's spaghetti with dog food to "humble" him.

 


 

HOLLYWOOD'S INCONVENIENT TRUTH

 

The results of a UCLA study were released last week,

and the findings are something we've all known for quite some time: Hollywood is a major contributor to environmental ickiness.

 


 

 

WorldNetDaily.com is reporting about a billboard in Southern California that carries an ad for a Spanish-language TV newscast in LA. The "CA" abbreviation fore California after the city's name "Los Angeles" has been crossed out and the word "Mexico" added in its place.

 

Peter Amundson, a National Committeeman for the California Republican Assembly, snapped the photo and sent it with an email message stating, "This is not a Joke! It is not retouched. I took this picture Sunday, April 24th on the 605 freeway between Ramona and Lower Azusa on the east side. Did I miss something? Has the United States already caved in to Mexico?"

 

KFI 640 Radio talk show hosts John and Ken reacted with frustration to the bill board, pointing out that Channel 62, a 'Clear Channel' owned television station, operates under an FCC license and that the airwaves the station sends it's signals over are owned by the citizens of the United States.

 


 

HONEST PEOPLE HAVE REAL IDs

“For terrorists, travel documents are as important as weapons.”

The House of Representatives Thursday finally acted on this finding from the 9/11-commission staff by overwhelmingly (261-161) approving an important border-security measure, the Real ID Act of 2005.

The NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE


BUSH WON'T ADD 2000 NEEDED BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN 2006!

Immigration officials hit lack of new hires

The Bush administration's decision not to hire 2,000 new Border Patrol agents for fiscal year 2006 will seriously hamper efforts to control illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border,

By Jerry Seper and Stephen Dinan
THE WASHINGTON TIMES


REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBERS ARE WORRIED

Will Bush Budget Stiff Border Patrol?

Republican House members are worried President Bush may present a fiscal 2006 budget that does not request full funding for all the new Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents that were authorized for next year in the bill responding

by Terence P. Jeffrey

Human Events Online


IS SECRETARY OF STATE KEVIN SHELLEY TRYING TO SABOTAGE THE 'SAVE OUR LICENSE INITIATIVE'?

Secretary of State Website Gives Out False Information

 

According to the "Save our License - Citizens Opposed to Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants" Website the California Secretary of State, Kevin Shelley, finds himself accused of providing misleading and false information to the public in what some say is a blatant attempt to harm the signature gathering process of the Save Our License Initiative. In addition, Shelley is already under fire for misuse of federal tax dollars and other allegations of impropriety

 

“It’s quite alarming that Shelley would incorrectly list the due date for Save Our License petitions,” stated Mike Spence, President of the California Republican Assembly which is sponsoring the initiative. “As a result, we’ve had erroneous press reports which are causing confusion among volunteers gathering signatures throughout the state.”

 

The Secretary of State’s Website lists March 4th as the circulation deadline -- the day that petitions are due to be turned in. The correct date is February 22nd according to the official filing schedule originally provided by Shelley’s office.

 

“If a significant number of individuals turn in their petitions to us too late based on this incorrect information, it could jeopardize our qualification for the ballot,” Spence added.

 

“Is this retaliation for CRA’s campaign calling on Shelley to resign?” asked Jeff Evans, the political consultant who set up the award-winning ShelleyMustResign.com website for CRA. “The California Republican Assembly was the first organization to call for Shelley’s resignation following the allegations of illegal campaign contributions and misuse of federal tax dollars.”

 

None of the other initiatives listed as being in circulation have incorrect deadlines posted, noted Evans. “This is very troubling and a further example of why Shelley must resign immediately. We need a fair and competent Secretary of State that can honestly oversee our elections process.”

 

“We’re looking into our legal options at this point,” said Spence. “The negative impact of this false information could be significant.”

 

The Save Our License Initiative, which would ban government from providing tax funded benefits like driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, needs approximately 600,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot.

 


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS ASK MEXICAN SENATE TO INTERVENE!

California Assembly persons of Latino Heritage ask Mexican government to interfere in the sovereign rights of California and the United States of America.

Mexico City — Members of the Assembly of California have asked the Mexican Senate (sic) to beseech Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the bill so that almost 2 million undocumented Mexicans can obtain driver’s licenses that would serve as identification.


 

INTERNATIONAL PAPER SAYS "CALIFORNIA IS KERRY COUNTRY"

California dreaming of a Kerry victory

AS SOON as the traffic lights turn red on the long road into San Francisco from the airport, a platoon of beggars converges

FRASER NELSON - The Scotsman

 


LICENSE BILL - UP FOR GRABS?

 

Bustamante urged to step in and sign it.

State Sen. Gil Cedillo on Tuesday called on Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante to sign his bill to allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses

by Aurelio Rojas - Sacramento Bee


CALIFORNIA SENATE PASSES ILLEGAL ALIEN DRIVER'S LICENSE BILL!

 

At 5:25 pm on Friday, Aug. 27th the State Senate PASSED a new version of the Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens bill.

 

In a last-minute maneuver known as a "gut and amend," the Senate changed the text of an existing bill and passed it with a vote of 22-14.

The new bill is AB 2895 by Nunez. The bill must still pass the State Assembly.

 


IMMIGRANTS RALLY FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE BILL

 

Group Accuses Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Of Dragging Feet

Backers of a measure to give California driver's licenses to illegal residents are running out of patience and time.

KCRA Channel 3 - Sacremento, CA

 


"SAVE OUR LICENSE COMMITTEE" Files Initiative To Stop Government From Giving Benefits To Illegal Aliens

 

The "Save Our License Committee" joins with Assemblyman Mark Wyland

in announcing a new initiative designed to prevent California State and local governments from granting benefits to illegal aliens.

 

“When the legislature gives benefits like driver’s licenses and in-state tuition breaks to illegal aliens it is sending the signal that illegal immigration is okay,” said Mike Spence, with the Save Our License Committee. “Well it is not okay, and the vast majority of Californians believe it is not okay.”

 

“The Save Our License Initiative contains three main provisions,” he added. “First, the government will not provide any benefits not mandated by federal law. Second, the government will defend this law against any and all legal challenges. Third, individual citizens will be granted the power to sue to compel compliance with the law.”

 

“This initiative is about empowering Californians to stand up and do what the legislature will not do,” added Assemblyman Mark Wyland. “We should not be granting special tax-funded benefits to illegal aliens, period. And in this time of huge budget deficits, there is even more reason to stop the giveaway of our tax dollars.”

 

“One of the driving issues in the recall of Gray Davis last year was SB 60, the law giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens,” said Victor Valenzuela, a member of the Save Our License committee. “Now the legislature is trying to pass another version of this. It’s time to give the power to the people to once again say ‘no more.’”

 

The Save Our License initiative specifically prohibits the government from giving California driver’s licenses, government identification cards and in-state college tuition to illegal aliens. In addition, it spells out a list of benefits for which the government would be prohibited from providing to illegals.

 

“The people of California have spoken out strongly on this issue, only to be thwarted by the State in not defending Prop. 187, and by the legislature continuing to award benefits to illegals,” added Sen. Dick Mountjoy, one of the authors of Proposition 187.

 

“This measure will force the government to defend it in court through all appeals,” he added. “Most experts agree that the bulk of Proposition 187 would have been upheld had the state continued to appeal the case, and we’ve addressed that in this initiative.”

More importantly, the new initiative will give power to individual citizens to force the government to comply with the law.

 

“Under this initiative, any citizen in California will have the right to sue their state or local government to ensure compliance with the law,” added Spence. “That means if a city, like San Francisco, decides to ignore the law, an individual could bring suit to compel the city to follow the law.”

 

In addition, any government official that is willfully disobeying the law could be held personally liable for their actions.

 

“We are very confident of our success with this initiative,” noted Spence. “We start with a strong and enthusiastic base of supporters. We have financial commitments to help with the paid signature gatherers. And the legislature is keeping the issue in front of everyone with their efforts to pass a new driver’s license bill.”

 

The Save Our License initiative, which was filed with the Attorney General today, will amend California’s Constitution. For it to qualify for the ballot, proponents must collect approximately 600,000 valid signatures.

 

Under California law, the Attorney General has fifteen days to review the language and prepare an official Title and Summary. If the Attorney General determines that the initiative may have a fiscal impact, he must forward it for a fiscal review before issuing the Title and Summary.

 

Once complete, the Attorney General will transmit it the Secretary of State who will record is and start the clock on the signature gathering. Proponents will then have 150 days to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Repreinted from Save Our Licenses

 


 

 

CEDILLO CONTINUES PUSHING DRIVER'S LICENSES FOR ILLEGALS IN CALIFORNIA

New language in SB 1160 will allow illegals to get driver's licenses

"I think that finally we have a solution and a resolution of an ongoing issue that's confronted us for a decade," Cedillo said.

By Harrison Sheppard - L.A. Daily News

 


CALIFORNIA CREDIT RATING IMPROVES

First Time in Four Years for Upward Move

due to improving economy and what appears to be a stabilizing political climate under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- By Tom Chorneau, AP, San Mateo County Times

 


 

PROPOSITION 13 WEAKENED BY COURT DECISION

Appeals Court Sides with County Assessors against California Home Owners

Orange County Assessor Webster Guillory won his case allowing assessors to... increase property valuations by more than the 2 percent a year

- Orange County Register


California News Daily Special Report

DRIVER'S LICENSES ROUND TWO?

Below is the transcript of a radio interview with California Senator Gil Cedillo, author of SB 60 and the new SB 1160, at the Los Angeles Spanish radio station RadioVisa the week of March 8th, 2004. Cedillo's newly proposed bill SB 1160 will attempt again to give illegal aliens California driver's licenses.

 

Radio host: Respect the Sombrero, the huaraches (leather sandals). But, they don't want to respect us, senator, they don't want to give us licenses. How is this bill coming along, the driver's license bill?

 

Sen. Cedillo: As far as the governor is concerned, everything is all right. We are working hard together. We have an agreement with the governor. There are three important points [that make up this] agreement. One, the governor and I want to give a driver's license to all the immigrants that live in California [and] work here, undocumented people, those who are in the process of legalizing their status. Everyone.

 

Radio host: Everyone?

 

Sen. Cedillo: Undocumented people, those who are in the process [of legalizing their status]-everyone. That is the first point. Second, we want to give the same license that everyone has.

 

Radio host: So, no marks? It won't be marked?

 

Sen. Cedillo: That's right. It won't have a different color, no different numbers or letters...

 

Radio host: So, the governor's office is in agreement with not marking the licenses?

 

Sen. Cedillo: Yes, because he says, "Gil, I am an immigrant."

 

Radio host: Oh, that's great. He should not forget that.

 

Sen. Cedillo: And the third point is we want to give it as quickly as possible. Why? Because outside of the Capitol, there are politicians, radio hosts on the AM dial...

 

Radio host: John and Ken.

 

Sen. Cedillo: Yes, exactly. Juan y Ken, [this statement is referring to the John & Ken radio talk show on Los Angeles radio station KFI] Juanito y Ken, who attack our community daily.

 

Radio host: They say they are ready to pressure Arnold Schwarzenegger so he won't approve your plans and thereby spoil both of your [efforts] to give licenses. Do you think they will be able to do that, senator?

 

Sen. Cedillo: There are more than 70% of voters who today don't want to give any rights, privileges, or responsibilities...

 

Radio host: How are we going to convince them? How are we going to convince the voters that they need to do it?

 

Sen. Cedillo: I think that, I believe that with this new proposal, [which includes] verification, insurance, Schwarzenegger's strong support [and], possibly, the White House's support, we will be able to present a new law that will be acceptable for all Californians.

 

Radio host: And like you say, we have to hurry, otherwise John and Ken and other people who are against the licenses will win. When will you be able to present the bill [and get approval] on the California State Assembly floor?

 

Sen. Cedillo: It's difficult to say today because we are working on difficult points. Schwarzenegger and I, and our teams are looking into a new computer that will create a new database. We are also talking to the insurance [industry] to figure out what we can do to give insurance to all the new undocumented drivers. We are working on these points daily. We are looking at the system that the Mexican Consulate has in place, the verification system they [rely on] to furnish the Consular IDs.

 

Radio host: Senator, we are running out of time. Sen. Cedillo is working on a new bill, SB 1160, which will become law, so undocumented immigrants can finally get their license, but we have a bunch of enemies out there. They say, threaten that even though Gil Cedillo and Schwarzenegger are working separately to convince legislators in the California State Assembly to give drivers' licenses to undocumented people-here comes the opposition [and] they don't want us to have drivers licenses. They are against security on California roads and that's the plain truth. What do you say, senator, about all of this? And, please tell us more about the same machine that we need, which the Mexican Consulate is using to make the documents fool proof.

 

Sen. Cedillo: Exactly. It is possible that we will use the Mexican verification process and other countries from Central America, Europe, China will do the same.

 

Radio host: And when will all this be ready? You tell us that you can't give us a date today, but the ultra conservatives, John and Ken, and others are applying pressure-they don't want to make California roads safer by giving undocumented drives the ability to learn the rules and get insurance. How is this war [playing out]?

 

Sen. Cedillo: They are irresponsible.

 

Radio host: Yes, they are. It's John and Ken and there are other stations in San Diego and Sacramento that have their way of seeing things. They want to politically drown our community, but it is irresponsible.

 

Sen. Cedillo: And, good news. The politicians that are using this as a campaign issue did not win.

 

Radio host: Do you have a majority [of the votes] in the Assembly? Senator, do you and Arnold have a majority to win?

 

Sen. Cedillo: Schwarzenegger says that he has Republican votes, per our agreement, but it is difficult. We are working every day to get the votes we need in the Legislature. Schwarzenegger says he has about half a dozen and we have all the Democrats.

 

Radio host: Oh, that's great. Mr. Medina wants to ask you a question.

 

Mr. Medina: I just want to say one thing. I want to clarify something. Someone, who may face this problem, this is just in anticipation, someone who is asking for their driver's license and who has a criminal record in Mexico or China. What will happen then?

 

Sen. Cedillo: We will have an agreement between Mexico, California, Bill Lockyer, [and] the police. We will have a verification process. It is possible that we will use the same system that is used to issue the Consular IDs.

 

Radio host: Right. Exactly. People who had problems in Mexico will not be able to apply for it. So, why bother applying? Well, senator, we are right along side you in this fight.

 

Sen. Cedillo: Your support is very important. I am not concerned about the driver's license bill or my work with Schwarzenegger. My concern lies with the [voters'] reaction in November. Why? Because with a popular vote they can change any law I write.

 

Radio host: Right, of course.

 

Sen. Cedillo: So, the fight will be ongoing even when you and Schwarzenegger pass a law to give drivers licenses? These people will turn it into a popular referendum.

 

Radio host: Well, thank you, senator.

 

Sen. Cedillo: I will work for this all my life...until I die.

 

Radio host: Yes, we know. We are your cheerleaders.

 

Sen. Cedillo: I have an understanding with my wife and with my community.

 

Radio host: Thank you, senator, for working so hard.

 


Check out the FREE services you get when registering your Domain Name through Cheap Domain Name Superstore ! FREE Domain Name LOCKING !
One Year .COMs now only $7.85 plus big savings on transfers!

www.

Unlimited live telephone support ! Get .com  .net  .org  .biz  .us  .ws  .cc  .be  .tv  .jp  .at  .de  + .co.nz  .co.uk  .net.nz  .net.uk  .org.nz  .org.uk!
Ad

 


 

POLICE: CLAREMONT PROFESSOR FAKES HATE CRIME!

Witnesses say she vandalized own car after free-speech seminar

A Claremont McKenna psychology professor vandalized her own car last week
--Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, California

 


 

COMMENTARY: Kiss your California job goodbye

Ask any friend of yours who happens to own their own business, no matter how big or small, what has happened to their worker's compensation premiums in the last three years.

-- California Assemblyman Ray Haynes

 


 

CALIFORNIA HEALTH NEWS

How's California doing today?

LINK   to the CDC Website

 


 

SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR DEFIES 'GAY'-MARRIAGE BAN

Asks city clerk to assure licenses issued without regard to gender

Although California bans same-sex marriage, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants

-- WorldNet Daily

 


 

SAN FRANCISCO CITY OFFICIALS officiated at the marriage of a lesbian couple Thursday and said they will issue more gay marriage licenses.

The act of civil disobedience was coordinated by Mayor Gavin Newsom

Longtime lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon, 79, and Del Martin, 83, were married just before noon by City Assessor Mabel Teng

-- Fox News


 

'ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT' OFFENSIVE SLUR?

Latinos resent term, compare it to use of N-word for blacks

Though it might be technically accurate, calling someone who entered the U.S. in an unlawful manner "illegal" has become politically incorrect.

-- WorldNetDaily

 


 

RECORD NUMBER OF IDs ISSUED TO MEXICANS

More last year than any year in the consulate's 70-year history.

Despite growing concern by some legislators and law enforcement agencies

-- Daily Press


 

CALIFORNIANS STILL OPPOSE LICENSES FOR ILLEGALS

Poll Shows Californian's Know About 'Licenses for Illegals' Issue

Save Our License, a project of the California Republican Assembly, has released the results of a new poll showing that significant majorities among this March's primary voters oppose licenses for illegals.

 

"The poll shows an amazing awareness of the licenses for illegals issue," said Mike Spence, President of the California Republican Assembly. The poll, conducted by Probolsky Research, showed that 94.9 percent had heard of this issue.

 

The poll also shows that over 70 percent of people oppose the licensing of illegals, and over 66 percent would vote for a ballot measure to limit driver's licenses to citizens and legal residents.

 

"The poll confirms that our efforts are on the right track. If the legislature tries to pass this scheme again, we will be forced to place a measure on the ballot." Spence added.

 

See the results of the poll HERE

-- SaveOurLicense.com

 


QUEERLY BELOVED

'Gay marriage' next for California?

After passing a bill granting same-sex partners nearly all the benefits of marriage

-- World Net Daily

 

Related Story LINK to the Campaign for California Families


 

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS - 900 NEW LAWS TOOK EFFECT JANUARY 1st

New California laws range from the significant to the obscure

Hundreds of new California laws hit the books New Year's Day,

-- Monterey Herald - AP

 


 

SCHWARZENEGGER GRABS REINS AWAY FROM DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS

Governor declares emergency to pay cities, counties - Dems Squeal

In an exercise of power seldom seen in the state Capitol, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

-- San Jose Mercury News

 


 

 

ARE YOU READY TO PAY TAXES ON YOUR INTERNET ACCESS IN CA?

Log jam In the Senate Over Web Taxes

The renewal of the ban on Internet taxes, once considered to be a given in Congress, is suddenly

-- TechWeb

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO RENEW INTERNET TAX BAN

With the current economic pinch in Sacramento, be ready for California Legislators to take advantage of the lapse of U.S. Congress renewing the ban on taxing Internet service. Some politicians feel consumers will be less likely to rebel against the new taxes due to recent reductions in Internet connection fees by a number of California Internet service providers (ISPs), including SBC and Verizon. -- California News Daily

 


 

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT IS A BROKEN A LAW

Delisting of Ubiquitous San Joaquin Valley Herb Shows Why

Just last week, the Endangered Species Act was declared “broken” by the senior Bush Administration official

-- Pacific Legal Foundation - Defending our Values, Preserving our LIberties - Emma Suarez

 


 

L.A. BLACK LEADER REPUDIATES JESSE JACKSON

'Other Jesse' takes on racial 'scam artists'

Backed by growing respect as a passionate and courageous pursuer of truth, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

-- World Net Daily

 


 

DEMOCRATS' CAMPAIGN TO STEREOTYPE JANICE ROGERS BROWN

Due process denied

Few nominees to federal circuit courts of appeals have been as fiercely attacked as Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court.

-- Washington Times

 


 

DEMS DID ROLE REVERSAL ON SB60 - VOTED TO REPEAL!

The California Legislature repeals SB60

 

 

FOLLOW-UP STORIES:

 

New measure planned for illegal immigrants - San Francisco Chronicle

Driver's license law repeal clears Senate - Sacramento Bee

-- California News Daily

 


Featured Dental Plan: DentalPlans.com Preferred Network Access
Dental Network Access The DentalPlans.com Preferred Network Access* discount dental plan allows you access to discounts on dental care at over 55,000 network providers (dentists and specialists) Nationwide.

*Formerly known as Cigna Dental Network Access on DentalPlans.com
Individual: $99.95 per year
Family: $149.95 per year 
Plan Details and Sample Savings
 

 

| Front Page | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | California News Pubs - C1 |

 

 

Check out current

California Gasoline Prices

 

Oil at Record Levels

but Gas prices moderate.


 


 


 

The new
Firefly Magic
lights have arrived.

Ad

 

 

 

 

 

© 2003-2004 CaliforniaNewsDaily - All rights reserved.